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Date   : 08/30/2004    Duedate: 09/11/2004

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-382

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 BOXES 60/929          138   34  3 80.2      PUERCO'S PINATA 53/669                
  2 CONSPIRACY IN 22/977    2    1  0 66.7      GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396               
  3 NATURE'S FORC 82/985  339  213  8 61.4      THE FURIOUS FIVE 52/625               
    MIKE THE HUNTER 82/954                   12 THE CODA 71/786       736  697  5 51.4
    ULTIMATE ACCELERATION 32/957                MERCENARY WARCKERS 8/715              
    RISEN FROM THE DEAD 82/903                  SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
  4 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  330  220  0 60.0      INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  OVERWORLD 68/891                      
  5 TOTEM 74/934         1018  719 16 58.6      MONSTER CHILD 63/996                  
    THE LONGING 30/871                          WARCKERS 26/587                       
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    SWEET SILK 41/720                        13 TRIP OUT 30/969        29   29  1 50.0
    DEATH BY STUPIDITY 5/938                    VIEW ASKEW 11/981                     
    DARK SIDE 43/970                         14 X-FORCE 66/415        845 1131 13 42.8
    TACO GODS 40/198                            DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! 82/993                  SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
  6-SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  436  321  1 57.6      FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
    SUPERIOR FORCES 1F 33/815                   DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
    SUPERIOR FORCES II 60/686                   SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
    SUPERIOR FORCES IX 82/973                15 WAYFARERS 63/782      443  725  7 37.9
  7 MAGICK 60/772        1348 1060  9 56.0      KRILL CAVALRY 24/780                  
    WHAT'S YOUR POISON 11/949                   COPYRITENFRINGMNTS 57/781             
  8-DIS-TEAM 63/810       508  410  6 55.3      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
  9 CLUB CULTURE 60/943   599  502 11 54.4   16 FARSCAPE 10/990        24   40  0 37.5
    CAR AND DRIVER 63/470                       ROLE MONSTERS 56/997                  
    FARFIGNEWTONS 68/640                     17 STARS 48/743          281  587  7 32.4
 10 HEADBANGERS 26/9      136  119  2 53.3      MIKES 14/831                          
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                   18 THE DEATH SQUA 14/44   63  150  1 29.6
 11 THE GOOD EART 68/530  300  276  3 52.1      THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             

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

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Here we are!  Born to be Kings!  We're the princes of the universe!!!  Or at
least we sure do act like it sometimes.  I feel a little weird today, so don't be
surprised if it comes out that way in my report.  We had 12 challenge matches and
another random matchup for the top spot.  I must say, I'm ashamed that no one in all
of once mighty Andorak had the stones to challenge for the right to wear the Cape of
King's Sentinel.  It's a very nice cape:  crimson with an eagle embroidered in gold
thread on the back, with a fur lining that can be easily removed in the summer when
it isn't needed.  I would be damn proud to wear the thing, myself.  Hopefully we'll
see a change in this...dare I say it?...cowardice...now that Doc Steele is back.
Maybe the good Doc will be kind enough to upchallenge one time just to give a little
variety?  I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     Onto YOUR challenges!
     JE SUIS BIEN (26-626) (90-50-1,206) of HEADBANGERS TV challenged DEADPOOL (66-
2274) (72-79-7,209) of X-FORCE.  JE SUIS BIEN slimly won victory over DEADPOOL in a 6
minute Challenge fight.  Up 3.  This is a big win for SoV and his crew.  I know
Deadpool pretty well, considering I saw every fight he had back in Tarrgir.  I missed
the Dead tourney he came back in, but I heard he was particularly vicious.  Congrats
to Je Suis Bien on a victorious UC!
     FREE BOX (60-4964) (24-14-1,249) of BOXES challenged HEATHER (48-3062) (88-162-
7,190) of STARS.  FREE BOX savagely defeated HEATHER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge
melee.  Down 59.  What brilliant strategy!  No, really, I mean it!  Look at her
record!?!  The poor little lady from Stars never had a chance!  Congrats to Free Box
on another win.  Care to take a shot at the title?
     VISION (26-1573) (48-25-2,227) of HEADBANGERS challenged MICHAEL HONORBLADE (11-
3300) (97-59-0,237) of KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE.  VISION was savagely defeated by MICHAEL
HONORBLADE in a 7 minute Challenge duel.  Up 10.  Looks like SoV is doing a great job
fighting the ol' Andorian way.  Not a DC in the bunch for several cycles.  Thanks for
being a team player!  Too bad you picked the wrong opponent for Vision, as those
Knights of Virtue are all pretty old (and tough).  Better luck next time.
     GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306) (47-39-1,184) of HEADBANGERS challenged WARLOCK (66-
2473) (69-107-2,187) of X-FORCE.  GIMETHATSHIELD overpowered WARLOCK in a 4 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  Another win for Gime over the hapless Warlock.  Seems to
me that the old fly-boy only wins when he avoids the TPs.  Thanks to SoV for only
challenging the old dog when Gime is below him.
     PEPSI (68-8510) (53-26-0,201) of OVERWORLD challenged SALINE LAMORAK (11-4261)
(34-59-0,205) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  PEPSI was devastated by SALINE LAMORAK in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Up 4.  DEVASTATED!!!  That's a powerful word, isn't
it, Pepsi?  Saline smacked you around for two minutes.  You're an embarrassment to
soft drinks...Saline indeed.
     HOMELESS PRINCE (22-6012) (29-11-1,179) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WARPATH
(66-2926) (56-97-4,202) of X-FORCE.  HOMELESS PRINCE was bested by WARPATH in a
popular 1 minute Challenge competition.  Up 23.  Stupid challenge of the turn, as the
Homeless one decides to revisit earlier losses by challenging Warpath...again.  Hey,
I know!  Challenge down to a warrior you CAN beat and see if you can pull a win!
(just kidding...nice try)
     CRISSY (11-4993) (24-13-2,155) of VIEW ASKEW challenged PUSSYCAT (14-3701) (50-
57-1,184) of THE DOGHOUSE.  CRISSY handily defeated PUSSYCAT in a action packed 1
minute uneven Challenge melee.  Up 29!  Now THAT'S how you represent Aruak City,
Crissy!  A big UC versus a more experienced opponent for a huge win!  Many
congratulations to View Askew for proving the Cadre and all the rest of the
"Defenders" right.
     SWEET TOOTH (11-3248) (23-16-0,128) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS challenged HUMMEL (14-
1404) (43-95-2,134) of MIKES.  SWEET TOOTH vanquished HUMMEL in a action packed 1
minute uneven Challenge fight.  Up 6.  Smart.  This was a very well placed (if low
point spread) challenge that also represents Aruak City well.
     FUNKY ELVIS (30-2754) (25-16-1,144) of TRIP OUT challenged SANDS (11-4123) (40-
62-3,160) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  FUNKY ELVIS was overpowered by SANDS in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  Up 16.  Funky Elvis got some sand in his eyes, and it was
all over but the shouting.  Congrats to Sands for not dropping further into
obscurity.
     GEORGE BUSH (22-1708) (21-10-1,82) of CONSPIRACY INC. challenged SONIC TACO (30-
4337) (19-11-1,86) of TRIP OUT.  GEORGE BUSH was handily defeated by SONIC TACO in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Up 4.  George didn't fare well against a Sonic
Taco.  Maybe he should try a Taco Bell Grande.  Congrats to Sonic for the win.
     MAXIMUS (22-5966) (24-18-3,63) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged DIESEL (26-4277)
(17-17-0,63) of WARCKERS.  MAXIMUS devastated DIESEL in a 6 minute mismatched
Challenge conflict.  Even.
     DELPHIA (71-1771) (24-8-0,72) of THE CODA challenged PYROTECHNICIAN (52-2847)
(17-13-1,95) of THE FURIOUS FIVE.  DELPHIA was savagely defeated by PYROTECHNICIAN in
a 2 minute Challenge match.  Up 23.  And the flames are still shooting out of Pyro's
b....
     And that little random matchup I mentioned earlier...
     HELIO (32-3733) (54-49-4,354) of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION fought STELLA BLUE (53-
6167) (27-14-1,221) of PUERCO'S PINATA.  HELIO handily defeated STELLA BLUE in a 1
minute one-sided Title conflict.  A difference of 133, with the expected result.
Congrats to the King's Sentinel for retaining the Cape!

          Khalli Dyr'eel, Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HELIO 32-3733               55  49  4  372  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        74  60  0  310  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   81  56  0  266  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    89  90  1  260  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  98  59  0  257  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 FREE BOX 60-4964            25  14  1  252  BOXES (929)                ARADI
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 110  54  0  246  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      35  59  0  232  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        97  82  0  227  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  75  69  3  216  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         39  15  2  215  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         91  50  1  214  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 WARPATH 66-2926             57  97  4  212  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       51  31  1  212  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  58  47  0  210  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            72  80  7  208  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-ALFALFA BIRD 60-3283        67  45  0  208  SUPERIOR FORCES II (686)   ARADI
 JUPITER 44-2554             60  57  0  208  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 VISION 26-1573              48  26  2  208  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 GOKU 46-3655                32  33  2  208  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 POSITIVE 26-3633            97  74  0  207  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 JESUS 82-5459               40  28  3  203  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           72  97  2  202  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 OGIER 30-2493               54  30  1  202  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           52  40  0  202  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 WISTERIA 11-3786            30  15  0  199  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      48  39  1  197  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112          50  32  0  196  SWEET SILK (720)           KATI-TEI
 NITROZORB 26-3609           41  25  0  194  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 STALACTITE 8-3349           75  56  2  192  MERCENARY WARCKERS (715)   ARKERS
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         27  15  1  192  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 163  7  191  STARS (743)                CAER
 PEPSI 68-8510               53  27  0  190  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  45  46  0  189  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-OATMEAL 68-3138             49  45  1  188  THE GOOD EARTH (530)       FIREHOLD
 MUCOUS 71-2277              60  49  2  187  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 NEGATIVE 26-3654            51  52  0  185  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 JOHN ROCKER 5-3657          34  18  0  184  DEATH BY STUPIDITY (938)   KALTOS
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         48  20  1  183  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 WEBSTER 41-3848             43  34  3  183  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 CRISSY 11-4993              25  13  2  181  VIEW ASKEW (981)           ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WARLOCK 66-2473             69 108  2  180  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
-DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         51  45  0  180  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           36  49  4  180  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     29  12  1  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        23  26  2  177  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 SANDS 11-4123               41  62  3  171  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        26  13  2  164  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-IMNOTA GOD 33-4801          31  14  0  163  SUPERIOR FORCES 1F (815)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            50  58  1  162  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
-THE DUCK 82-12670           23  16  1  151  SUPERIOR FORCES IX (973)   DWES EG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BABY 43-2863                22  10  2  145  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
-GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      29  13  0  144  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 SWEET TOOTH 11-3248         24  16  0  142  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  21  1  141  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754         25  17  1  138  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      22  31  0  138  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          22  16  0  138  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 WHERE'S MY TOURNEY 82-2893  17   0  0  138  THAT TOTALLY SUCKS! (993)  DWES EG
-ZHARRA TYL MEDAN 40-2586    12  11  0  138  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 BEAVIS 14-3996              19   9  2  135  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          41  64  0  134  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 SMITH 14-1282               46  95  4  123  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 HUMMEL 14-1404              43  96  2  123  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 IRIADOR 50-2481             23  14  2  112  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 TWILO THUNDER 60-5225       31  21  1  107  CLUB CULTURE (943)         ARADI
 PYROTECHNICIAN 52-2847      18  13  1  105  THE FURIOUS FIVE (625)     FRATSFA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SONIC TACO 30-4337          20  11  1  100  TRIP OUT (969)             IAYE

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ERICKA BEARICKA 63-2461     17   8  0   82  MONSTER CHILD (996)        AMEN-TEI
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     23  20  0   76  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 GEORGE BUSH 22-1708         21  11  1   75  CONSPIRACY INC. (977)      SOLVEN
 DELPHIA 71-1771             24   9  0   74  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             25  18  3   73  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
-BERKE 46-3799               17   7  0   58  DEATHTONGUE (111)          ARDIVENT
 MICROBURST 82-4443           7   2  0   58  NATURE'S FORCE (985)       DWES EG
-ILSA SHE-WOLF 22-6107       17   5  1   57  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 DIESEL 26-4277              17  18  0   56  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 ATROPHY 14-4034             17  13  1   52  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 MIKE, POWERFUL 82-7051       9   5  0   52  MIKE THE HUNTER (954)      DWES EG
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      23  20  0   44  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY
 LEADFOOT 40-3516            14   7  0   44  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    24  34  0   32  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sablon-O-Vlad -- You have made good strides, but you're spinning it like Bill
O'Reilly by saying that "for the most part" Papaiz is the only one you down-challenge
anymore.  In the same turn you say that, we see MAXIMUS down-challenging 10 pts on
the Scarlet Knights.  The turn before, HOMELESS PRINCE went down 17 points for a
Farscape warrior.  Definitely making progress in an honorable direction, but over the
last two turns, 25% of your successful challenges have been down and not to Papaiz.
Not exactly going cold-turkey, eh? -- The Sentinel

Khalli -- If you are going to fawn over Sablon-O-Vlad when his challenges go up, at
least have the decency to call him out on it when they go down as well (see Maximus
vs. Lukarian Lamorak last turn).

     I will always note these things, but I'm trying to encourage his GOOD behavior.
     Thanks for keeping score. -- Khalli

Dis-Embowel -- Congratulations, you midget! -- The Sentinel

Doc Steele -- Welcome back!  I would say that you should sack up and challenge some
good warriors, but I don't currently have any of those.  Maybe try Helio?  Didn't you
have a deal with Manalger not to down-challenge? -- The Sentinel

Khalli -- I vote 'Nay' on the DC'ing. -- Adie

     Noted. -- Khalli

SoV -- You've still got my kudos for being Andorian in Andorak, and for being the
most outgoing. -- Adie

Maximus -- Whatever you say.  I just thought the spyreporter gave you a raw deal,
calling you a downchallenger.  I was going to call it out if you didn't.  (You should
get abused for your DC to Lamorak, tho'.) -- Pyrotechnician

Andorak -- I'm back, what did I miss?  It feels so strange, not running any aimers
here! -- Generalissimo Puerco

Khalli -- You can only lose so many before you do what you have to do.... -- Maximus

     I'm not faulting you, just pointing out what you did. -- Khalli

Saline Lamorak -- Nice fight.  It's always a pleasure doing business with you. -- Je
Suis Bien

Positive -- Guess you just weren't positive enough. -- Vision

Sands -- You could have at least taught me something.  Are you really that bad? --
Homeless Prince

Warpath -- That's a path I'd rather not take again.  Perhaps a nice paved road next
time. -- Gimethatshield

Khalli -- We give downchallenging an "Aye" for your vote.  Something else to consider
is visible FE like The Saint pointed out.  That was kinda nice.  Either way the vote
turns out, we'll *try* to conform with most of the arena.  Papaiz is just outta luck
though. -- Sablon O Vlad

     Noted.  I won't ask the two of you to call a truce, just say more about what
     you're both doing in the ads! -- Khalli

Zebrawood -- The stripes made me dizzy. -- Schendirk
P.S.  And I suppose, being as you're a wooden golem, you don't really feel the pain,
do you?

Naimt Backrub -- Never having had one of those, I had NO hesitation when it came to
clobbering you. -- Leeta Stormrider

Crystal Fireblade -- Imagine me being matched with a distinguished lady like you!
This is like some kind of dream come true, you know?  Except for my knee. -- Pussycat

Oatmeal -- I always though the "straw man" was a figure of speech. -- B. Llud Pitt

The Saint -- If you've got wind in your sails, that would make it hard to "go with
the flow" of the water, wouldn't it?  And where do you find enough water to mess
around with, anyway? -- B. Llud Pitt

     It depends on whether or not the wind is going the same way as the flow.  As to
     the water, there are some secrets that just have to remain secrets. -- The Saint

All -- Just so the record is straight, I would love to see RSI make DOWNCHALLENGES
AND AVOIDS illegal.  I say BAN both TACTICS from the game forever!  If for any other
reason, just so we do not have to talk about it all the time!?  However, while they
are legal tactics in this STRATEGY GAME, I will use them to the best advantage I can.
That way I don't have to be like all your Andorian heroes out there, with a giant
list of exceptions for when I will Downchallenge and when I won't.  You may not like
it, but at least with me you get what you pay for.  Now that being said, I would be
telling only a half truth if I did not admit how much it amuses me when some of you
get all worked up over it.  So this is my yearly reminder to all of you that this is
a game, downchallenges are legal, and concepts like "honor" and "competitive spirit"
are thrown around far too often, and far too loosely in this game.  Think NYFD, when
you think about honor.  Think about our troops dying in battle, so that you are free
to argue inane topics with me in this newsletter.  Don't lecture me about how honor
applies to little bits of data on a paper print out.  <Stepping down from pulpit>
That will be all.  You may now all go and convince yourselves how terrible a person I
am. -- Doc Steele, Mgr. of Boxes

Detective Kellumbo -- Thank you sir, I'm glad someone noticed that whole 80% thing.
To be fair though, I'm sure if I didn't down challenge it would only be like 70%.
Oh, but then if I avoided that would bring it back up to 80%, or maybe even higher.
Hmmmmm...maybe I should start up challenging, but using my avoids.  Except when
someone downchallenges me, or on Tuesday, or when it is raining outside when I fill
out my turns and....  Sorry, I digress.  Good luck out there with defending your
right to play this game how you want to.  When I have time and energy, I'll try to
chime in. -- Doc Steele

Spy Reporter of the Week -- How about you write the spy report in such a way as to
reflect the views of the reigning TOP TEAM in Andorak?  Make the award mean
something!  Plus, what better way to fire up the local wannabe knights in shining
armor to take me down, then to actually cater to me while I am top team.  They would
sell their souls to the devil to get me out of here then!  So in the long run, it
will serve your purpose, to serve my needs now.  It's win-win really.  What do you
say? -- Doc Steele

     Doc -- Again, welcome back.  I will take this under consideration.  It's not a
     bad idea, especially when you consider only two votes on the subject and they
     split the vote.  See, if only you had voted with your heart instead of your
     head, your side would have won.  Now, at least, you've given me an alternative
     to think about.  I think King's Sentinel works better than Top Team, though.
     Hmm. -- Khalli Dyr'eel

     *laugh* I'm not the flavour du jour, but the idea does tickle MY fancy. -- The
     Saint, believer in healthy competition

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JE SUIS BIEN slimly won victory over DEADPOOL in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
FREE BOX savagely defeated HEATHER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
VISION was savagely defeated by MICHAEL HONORBLADE in a 7 minute Challenge duel.
GIMETHATSHIELD overpowered WARLOCK in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PEPSI was devastated by SALINE LAMORAK in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOMELESS PRINCE was bested by WARPATH in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
CRISSY handily defeated PUSSYCAT in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SWEET TOOTH vanquished HUMMEL in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FUNKY ELVIS was overpowered by SANDS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GEORGE BUSH was handily defeated by SONIC TACO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MAXIMUS devastated DIESEL in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DELPHIA was savagely defeated by PYROTECHNICIAN in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HELIO handily defeated STELLA BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Title conflict.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE savagely defeated ZEBRAWOOD in a action packed 4 minute struggle.
SCRYB SPRITE narrowly defeated OGIER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody brawl.
B. LLUD PITT defeated STALACTITE in a exciting 2 minute brutal bout.
WISTERIA was narrowly defeated by NAIMT BACKRUB in a 2 minute match.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD savagely defeated INTENDRID O'REILLY in a 2 minute conflict.
LEETA STORMRIDER overpowered MUCOUS in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
JOHN ROCKER was luckily beaten by JESUS in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fray.
NITROZORB unbelievably bested TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
POSITIVE luckily beat SCHENDIRK in a exciting 6 minute gory duel.
NEGATIVE was vanquished by GOKU in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
GOOSEBUMPS was beaten by BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
WEBSTER was handily defeated by MASKED GUILDMASTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JUPITER vanquished TESSHIAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
LANFEAR viciously subdued DAIN BRAMAGE in a popular 3 minute brutal fray.
BLUNT FORCE demolished WOLVERINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARNAGE XIX overpowered KA D'ARGO in a action packed 2 minute one-sided bout.
JOE SATRIANI demolished SMITH in a popular 1 minute uneven contest.
BLACKRAZOR was bested by WHERE'S MY TOURNEY? in a exciting 2 minute battle.
VAJRA VALMEJAR was bested by BABY in a 1 minute bout.
IRIADOR was handily defeated by GREAT BEAR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
TWILO THUNDER was demolished by BEAVIS in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
LUCIFER beat ATROPHY in a exciting 1 minute competition.
CONNOR MACLEOD was viciously subdued by MICROBURST in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
LEADFOOT was demolished by NIXIE SEASPRITE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MIKE, POWERFUL devastated LUKARIAN LAMORAK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ERICKA BEARICKA overcame TARIN SHARPEYES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         LUNGING ATTACK   102 -  65 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  45 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         TOTAL PARRY       58 -  48 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  29 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  18 -  0      18  |

Turn 382 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:

WALL OF STEEL      8 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK    13 - 11     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  6         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HELIO 32-3733              55  49  4  372 ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957)
WALL OF STEEL    SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003       74  60  0  310 MAGICK (772)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300  98  59  0  257 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUNT FORCE 63-2186        39  15  2  215 CAR AND DRIVER (470)
TOTAL PARRY      JE SUIS BIEN 26-626        91  50  1  214 HEADBANGERS (9)
SLASHING ATTACK  WARPATH 66-2926            57  97  4  212 X-FORCE (415)
PARRY-LUNGE      INTENDRID O'REILL 11-2969  58  47  0  210 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               32  33  2  208 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          72  97  2  202 WAYFARERS (782)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012    29  12  1  180 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCHENDIRK 63-2054.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEADPOOL 66-2274, 
LANFEAR 52-2872, MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300, OGIER 30-2493, JE SUIS BIEN 26-626, 
VISION 26-1573, SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003, JOHN ROCKER 5-3657, GOOSEBUMPS 41-3112, and 
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304.

The least popular fighter this week was WEBSTER 41-3848.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEGATIVE 26-3654, FUNKY ELVIS 30-2754, LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841, 
LEADFOOT 40-3516, TWILO THUNDER 60-5225, VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928, SMITH 14-1282, 
WOLVERINE 66-3871, MUCOUS 71-2277, and STELLA BLUE 53-6167.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            0  1 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ANDOR(57)            1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            0  1 0  ARADI(60)            2  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  1 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  3 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         2  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       8  7 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  TARRGIR(66)          2  3 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  5 0  KRILL(44)            1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  2 0  CAER(48)             0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  2 0  
ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
CALEAM(26)           4  3 0  FRATSFA(52)          3  0 0  DWES EG(82)          4  0 0  
IAYE(30)             1  2 0  KHALHUMS(53)         0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOHN ROCKER 5-3657          34  18  0  184  DEATH BY STUPIDITY (938)   KALTOS
 STALACTITE 8-3349           75  56  2  192  MERCENARY WARCKERS (715)   ARKERS
 KA D'ARGO 10-4270           27  21  1  141  FARSCAPE (990)             KOLACT
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300  98  59  0  257  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        26  13  2  164  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         48  20  1  183  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     29  12  1  180  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 LEETA STORMRIDER 24-3849    89  90  1  260  KRILL CAVALRY (780)        ZORPUNT
 JE SUIS BIEN 26-626         91  50  1  214  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 OGIER 30-2493               54  30  1  202  THE LONGING (871)          IAYE
 HELIO 32-3733               55  49  4  372  ULTIMATE ACCELERATION (957 ARVAT
 LEADFOOT 40-3516            14   7  0   44  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           52  40  0  202  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 BABY 43-2863                22  10  2  145  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 JUPITER 44-2554             60  57  0  208  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 GOKU 46-3655                32  33  2  208  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             88 163  7  191  STARS (743)                CAER
 IRIADOR 50-2481             23  14  2  112  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 PYROTECHNICIAN 52-2847      18  13  1  105  THE FURIOUS FIVE (625)     FRATSFA
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         27  15  1  192  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 B. LLUD PITT 57-1171        97  82  0  227  COPYRITENFRINGMNTS (781)   ANDOR
 SCRYB SPRITE 60-4003        74  60  0  310  MAGICK (772)               ARADI
 BLUNT FORCE 63-2186         39  15  2  215  CAR AND DRIVER (470)       AMEN-TEI
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   81  56  0  266  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  75  69  3  216  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 NAIMT BACKRUB 68-7192       51  31  1  212  FARFIGNEWTONS (640)        FIREHOLD
 MUCOUS 71-2277              60  49  2  187  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          22  16  0  138  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 JESUS 82-5459               40  28  3  203  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG