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Date   : 02/14/2005    Duedate: 02/26/2005

ANDORAK

DM-105    TURN-394

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 JUST CHILLIN 22/1004    2    1  0 66.7   11-THE CODA 71/786       787  745  5 51.4
  2 RISEN FROM TH 82/903  358  227  8 61.2      MERCENARY WARCKERS 8/715              
  3 KNIGHTS OF VI 11/633  358  228  0 61.1      SHERWOOD FOREST 44/809                
    DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE 66/702                  INCARNATIONS 52/711                   
  4 TOTEM 74/934         1058  747 16 58.6      OVERWORLD 68/891                      
    SCENT OF A WOMAN 71/941                     ACTION TOYS 41/889                    
    DEATH STUDS VIII 20/868                     WARCKERS 26/587                       
    TACO GODS 40/198                            MONSTER CHILD 63/996                  
    DEATH STUDS VII 60/877                   12 CONSPIRACY IN 22/977    5    6  0 45.5
    DARK SIDE 43/970                         13 X-FORCE 66/415        927 1229 13 43.0
  5 SUPERIOR FORC 40/538  446  327  1 57.7      SCARLET KNIGHTS II 11/994             
    SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 82/975                 DRAGONBALL Z 46/944                   
    SUPERIOR FORCES X 68/971                    FORGOTTEN REALMS 67/880               
  6 WHAT'S YOUR P 11/949 1365 1062 10 56.2      DRUID'S GROVE 50/983                  
  7-DIS-TEAM 63/810       513  412  6 55.5      SCARLET KNIGHTS 11/902                
  8-TUFT TUGGERS 11/597   425  370  4 53.5   14 WAYFARERS 63/782      468  756  7 38.2
    TORSCHIAN TUFTS 53/814                      THE DOGHOUSE 14/896                   
    MANIACAL TUFTS 11/998                       GOLDEN CANYON 26/741                  
    TUFT-TASTIC! 46/707                      15 STARS 48/743          293  611  7 32.4
  9 HEADBANGERS 26/9      162  148  2 52.3      MIKES 14/831                          
    KELLUMBO'S KIDS 22/978                   16 THE DEATH SQUA 14/44   81  176  3 31.5
 10 PUERCO'S PINA 53/669  327  308  3 51.5      THE HEADCUTTERS II 11/939             
    ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/846                  THAT 80'S METAL 40/945                
    GERFEL'S FRIENDS 11/396                  17 THE POISON C 22/1005    1    0  0  100
    THE FURIOUS FIVE 52/625               

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

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     The time of the meeting fast approaching, Swash sat with his arms folded across
his chest, a dour expression marring his normally smiling face.  He knew Shatterstar
to be an honorable man, and knew in his heart that his treachery on the Great Glacier
had stung the man, and wounded their budding friendship as assuredly as any sword.
How much would the General reveal in his report?  He knew that the man had every
right to give the report himself, and that the Councilor from Andor would accept it
without question, but he had surprised them all when he had expressed his desire that
they all share in the telling of their adventures together on the Glacier and beyond.
     Swash couldn't help but wonder why it even bothered him what the elf thought.
He'd never allowed anyone else's opinions of him to matter before, why should it
matter now.  That was what disturbed him most of all...it was completely out of
character for him to care what Shatterstar though of him and what he'd done during
their expedition.
     But it did matter.
     Sayn Vann and Camisole sat across the audience chamber from Swash, the woman's
eyes unable to make contact with those of the man she'd fallen in love with during
their entrapment in the Ice Palace.  He'd used her to deceive Shatterstar, Scion and
Paladin of Errodan her god.  She couldn't think of a more heinous crime.
     When Swash had at last been revealed trying to usurp leadership of their party
and they'd opened the gate to the Gargoyle Islands, she'd been separated from the
rest of the group and forced to try to make it on her own.  They had all gated in at
different locations in the complex warrens of the gargoyles, and she had come out
closest to the queen's lair.  She'd stumbled into the lair, oblivious to her
surroundings until it was too late.  The gargoyle warriors that had surrounded her
would have killed her if her savior hadn't shown up when he did.  Using every trick
at his disposal he threw the stronger and vastly more numerable foes into complete
disarray.  They fled out of the chamber and down several corridors until they hit a
dead end and were forced to turn and fight.
     Fighting with unmatched fury and inspiring her to do the same, they held off
their assailants until help arrived in the form of Calth, Sayn Vann, and Chi'en.  The
three had linked up and were searching for the others when they'd heard the sounds of
battle and come running.  Caught between two groups of Lord Protectors, the gargoyles
never had a chance, though her savior had been gravely wounded in the fighting.
     She hated Swash for saving her almost as much as she hated him for his betrayal.

     Sayn Vann patted Camisole on the shoulder as he rose to greet Calth and Khalli
as they entered the room from the Spymaster's office.  Calth had spent years on the
Great Glacier before the companions had journeyed there, and had his own report to
make concerning the times before the group's arrival.  Saynn Vann knew from the looks
Khalli gave Swash that Calth had gone into more than just his time spent alone on the
Glacier.
     "How did it go," he asked, breaking both the other men from their
contemplations.
     Khalli jumped at the sound of his voice and hesitated a moment before answering,
"An eye opener, and no mistake."
     Calth looked grim as he met Sayn Vann's gaze squarely, "He's Andorak's Spymaster
and will report to Sammy alone," he said to the questioning look in his friend's
eyes.
     Sayn Vann replied with a nod, satisfied with the answer.  Swash had shown his
bravery and resourcefulness many times during their mission, and though the soldier
in him despised what he'd tried to do, he didn't want to see the man executed or
jailed for treason, which King Mickeal's agent might charge the man with if the whole
story came out.
     "Where are the others?" Calth asked, looking around and seeing only Swash and
Camisole with them in the room.
     "Phantazia went on to Primus," Sayn Vann answered.  "General Dayspring, Jhadzia,
and Chi'en should be back any time.  The General had to make a report to the Lady
Greywand, first and foremost."
     "As did I," Calth replied with a knowing smile.
     "As do we all," Khalli threw in for good measure.
     The sounds of the friends' laughter greeted Princess Samarra as she walked into
the room.

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     See...I promised you more this time out, and there you have it.  I know, it was
supposed to be here last cycle, and you're right...actually, it was here last
cycle...you just didn't get to see it (something about mixing up the envelopes).
I'll go out on a limb here and promise you more NEXT time as well.  29 fights this
cycle, with only six challenge matches.  Heather, that old fossil, received the most
challenges, while no one wanted to fight Warckers.  Funny; it says here that
Headbangers was the most avoiding.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised the way those
guys hate each other! <wink>
     Well, on to our challenge matches, then a surprise match-up for the throne:
     JOE SATRIANI (11-4422) (24-32-2,193) of THE HEADCUTTERS II challenged SALINE
LAMORAK (11-4261) (38-67-0,202) of SCARLET KNIGHTS. JOE SATRIANI viciously subdued
SALINE LAMORAK in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  Up 9.  This was a real nail-biter.
Joe swung his axe like a pro and Saline just didn't have a chance.  Nicely played,
Joe.
     GIMETHATSHIELD (26-1306) (53-45-1,204) of HEADBANGERS challenged HEATHER (48-
3062) (92-170-7,204) of STARS.  GIMETHATSHIELD subdued HEATHER in a exciting 5 minute
gory Challenge melee.  Even.
     BEAVIS (14-3996) (21-15-4,160) of THE DEATH SQUAD challenged SWEET TOOTH (11-
3248) (27-22-0,194) of GERFEL'S FRIENDS.  BEAVIS lost to SWEET TOOTH in a crowd
pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.  Up 34!  A right nice Andorian challenge, Beavis.
I know, I know, he lost to a more skilled warrior, but at least he put forth an
effort!  Beavis, grab Butthead 'cause your drinks are on me!
     HOMELESS PRINCE (22-6012) (31-21-1,167) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WARLOCK
(66-2473) (72-116-2,192) of X-FORCE.  HOMELESS PRINCE was overpowered by WARLOCK in a
1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Up 25!  Another brave challenge, with similar
results.  This time, the fossil won one.  Sorry, Warlock, but 116 losses?  C'mon,
man, you're from Tarrgir!!!  My thanks to the Homeless one for the challenge.
     ZERO THE HERO (14-4129) (21-6-1,105) of THE DEATH SQUAD challenged
PYROTECHNICIAN (52-2847) (22-20-1,131) of THE FURIOUS FIVE.  ZERO THE HERO devastated
PYROTECHNICIAN in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  Up 26!  Another big,
Andorian style challenge, and this one has the challenger pulling the win!  Zero you
ain't, but my Hero you are.  Your drinks are on me, too!!!
     MAXIMUS (22-5966) (31-23-3,72) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS challenged WHAT UP (22-6172)
(20-9-3,81) of JUST CHILLIN.  MAXIMUS devastated WHAT UP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute
mismatched Challenge match.  Up 9.  Blah.  At least Maximus beat up a warrior with
about half his fights.
     And with Jupiter sitting this cycle out with a headache (why else would you
abdicate the throne in Andorak!?!), we have a random match-up for King's Sentinel:
WISTERIA (11-3786) (40-16-1,329) of WHAT'S YOUR POISON fought WOOHOO-WOOHOO! (40-
3504) (35-23-0,203) of TACO GODS.  Wow.  They couldn't have been a little kinder and
matched Wisteria up with, say, Deadpool or Monica?  Poor little Woohoo-Woohoo! never
had a chance in this one.  WISTERIA handily defeated WOOHOO-WOOHOO! in a 1 minute
one-sided Title contest.
     And there you have it; a new King's Sentinel!  Now, Ivy, you know we expect a
column, so don't let us down.

Until next time,
     Khalli Dyr'eel,
          Spymaster of Andorak

THE KING'S SENTINEL           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WISTERIA 11-3786            41  16  1  346  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JUPITER 44-2554             66  57  0  325  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            83  81  7  318  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 MONICA VIRTUESHIEL 11-3208 120  56  0  279  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
 INTENDRID O'REILLY 11-2969  66  51  0  248  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         34  20  1  240  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
-PEPSI 68-8510               60  30  0  231  OVERWORLD (891)            FIREHOLD
-MUCOUS 71-2277              64  51  2  230  THE CODA (786)             KYR'TERR
 CRYSTAL FIREBLADE 66-3153   89  60  0  226  DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE (702)  TARRGIR
-ZEBRAWOOD 41-3595           59  43  0  225  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 JESUS 82-5459               49  31  3  222  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  81  75  3  216  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 WARPATH 66-2926             60 106  4  212  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      54  45  1  212  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            56  64  1  211  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 VISION 26-1573              55  31  2  207  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 MICHAEL HONORBLADE 11-3300 108  61  0  205  KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)    ARUAK CITY
-POSITIVE 26-3633           103  79  0  205  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 JOE SATRIANI 11-4422        25  32  2  205  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 TALISMAN SHIELDGUA 11-4304  51  52  0  202  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-KILIM ALTARAXE 53-6251      46  31  0  202  TORSCHIAN TUFTS (814)      KHALHUMS
 WARLOCK 66-2473             73 116  2  201  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 HEATHER 48-3062             92 171  7  200  STARS (743)                CAER
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           76 105  2  198  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 GOKU 46-3655                37  40  2  196  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 40-3504      35  24  0  196  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 SWEET TOOTH 11-3248         28  22  0  196  GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)     ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-WEBSTER 41-3848             43  36  3  194  ACTION TOYS (889)          KATI-TEI
 SWEET SWEAT 71-3477         19  16  1  194  SCENT OF A WOMAN (941)     KYR'TERR
 SHERRI 82-15114             16  17  0  194  SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (975) DWES EG
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         53  22  1  193  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
-THE PINK RANGER 68-9166     41  35  1  193  SUPERIOR FORCES X (971)    FIREHOLD
 POETIC JUICE 66-2975        28  18  0  193  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (846)  TARRGIR
-SHA'URI SONGWEAVER 11-4043  39  22  2  192  TUFT TUGGERS (597)         ARUAK CITY
 SALINE LAMORAK 11-4261      38  68  0  192  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-COLWYN QUICKSILVER 11-4342  28  14  2  192  TUFT TUGGERS (597)         ARUAK CITY
-RED CEDAR 44-2451           35  34  0  191  SHERWOOD FOREST (809)      KRILL
-DIS-EMBOWEL 63-2025         54  46  0  189  DIS-TEAM (810)             AMEN-TEI
-PRONTO PONGO 26-3999        48  41  2  188  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
-SIR RICHARD 11-4051         39  16  0  187  TUFT TUGGERS (597)         ARUAK CITY
-TYNILEAUS SHADOWWO 46-2763  48  32  1  186  TUFT-TASTIC! (707)         ARDIVENT
 WOLVERINE 66-3871           40  57  4  186  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 SANDS 11-4123               44  71  3  184  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STORM LXV 60-4972           29  12  0  176  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 DAIN BRAMAGE 14-3935        29  17  2  171  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 BEAVIS 14-3996              21  16  4  169  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928      27  38  0  165  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     31  22  1  163  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 GUESS MY STYLE 40-3407      30  15  0  162  SUPERIOR FORCES (538)      ZENSU
 IRIADOR 50-2481             30  19  2  160  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          27  18  0  160  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV
 BLACKRAZOR 11-4091          44  73  0  158  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
-CLOVIA SHIMMERMOON 11-4685  17   3  0  155  MANIACAL TUFTS (998)       ARUAK CITY
 NIXIE SEASPRITE 11-4992     34  21  0  152  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMITH 14-1282               50 103  4  140  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 HUMMEL 14-1404              47 104  2  136  MIKES (831)                TOBIR
 ZERO THE HERO 14-4129       22   6  1  130  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
 BABY 43-2863                23  16  2  124  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 PYROTECHNICIAN 52-2847      22  21  1  112  THE FURIOUS FIVE (625)     FRATSFA
-LUCIFER 52-3031             16  16  0  102  INCARNATIONS (711)         FRATSFA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-CRAZY HORSE 8-3348          21  18  2  100  MERCENARY WARCKERS (715)   ARKERS
-ERICKA BEARICKA 63-2461     20  16  0  100  MONSTER CHILD (996)        AMEN-TEI
 ATROPHY 14-4034             21  16  1   98  THE DEATH SQUAD (44)       TOBIR
-JUDAS PRIEST 40-3869        19  15  0   96  THAT 80'S METAL (945)      ZENSU
 MAXIMUS 22-5966             32  23  3   94  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 CONNOR MACLEOD 11-5532      30  25  0   94  SCARLET KNIGHTS II (994)   ARUAK CITY

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TONY MCALPINE 11-4948       21  27  1   81  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY
 THE TOAD 22-6121            24   8  0   80  THE POISON CLAN (1005)     SOLVEN
 GEORGE BUSH 22-1708         24  15  1   79  CONSPIRACY INC. (977)      SOLVEN
-DIESEL 26-4277              18  24  0   79  WARCKERS (587)             CALEAM
 LEADFOOT 40-3516            18  10  0   78  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 SKELOS 26-3897              33  51  1   70  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 WHAT UP 22-6172             20  10  3   68  JUST CHILLIN (1004)        SOLVEN
 DAISY JANUARY 14-3913       26  26  0   64  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 DARRELL ISSA 22-6108        19  12  2   64  CONSPIRACY INC. (977)      SOLVEN
 LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841    28  42  0   59  SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)      ARUAK CITY
 MINOR MINER 26-3972         25  26  2   45  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
-BILLY GIBBONS 11-6251       14   8  0   41  THE HEADCUTTERS II (939)   ARUAK CITY

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Maintenance is evil (and pointless). -- The Sentinel

Adie -- We've all been thinking the same thing about you for years now.  'Bout time
you noticed. -- The Sentinel

Fear my wrath, paper champions! -- Doalty, rightful King's Sentinel

Homeless Prince -- Call on me any time. -- Sweet Tooth

Sir Richard -- Knockdowns aren't so bad when you can give them as well as get them.
I'd let you borrow my spear if I thought you'd actually use it! -- Stella Blue
P.S.  I hope you weren't implying that your falling on the ground was the only reason
I won.  If so, shame on you!

Clovia -- You showed no slowness from my unfortunate vantage.  Well fought. -- Pyro

Pink Ranger -- Decided to move up in the world, did we?  Well, good luck. --
Intendrid O'Reilly

Kilim Altaraxe -- They tell me that--well, I suppose it's just a rumor, but still--
that people from closed arenas fight harder.  Something about proving themselves and
their home arena to be "just as good, or better" than any other.  (wincing)  I don't
think you have anything to prove. -- Schendirk

Diesel -- Well, shoot, you learned four skills, how come you only got three ratings?
Been slacking your training? -- Skelos

Stella Blue -- (much impressed)  I didn't really expect to meet someone who paints
herself blue before battle.  Is it just your face, or do you go blue all over? --
Pussycat

Connor Macleod -- (scowling)  We've already fought you before.  You have added
nothing to our list.  Don't do that again. -- Minor Miner

What Up -- Same goes for you.  How are we going to conduct a racial survey of the
arena if we keep fighting the same people? -- Daisy January

Generalissimo -- I know that "fine line."  It's monofilament, yes? -- Pussycat

All -- Hope this note finds you well.  Do you think you could speak up a little bit?
I'm having a hard time hearing you all. -- Armalias Skyhawk

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or
http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOE SATRIANI viciously subdued SALINE LAMORAK in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
GIMETHATSHIELD subdued HEATHER in a exciting 5 minute gory Challenge melee.
BEAVIS lost to SWEET TOOTH in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
HOMELESS PRINCE was overpowered by WARLOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ZERO THE HERO devastated PYROTECHNICIAN in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MAXIMUS devastated WHAT UP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JESUS defeated TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
SWEET SWEAT was vanquished by INTENDRID O'REILLY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CRYSTAL FIREBLADE vanquished SANDS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEADPOOL overpowered SHERRI in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
STELLA BLUE savagely defeated SCHENDIRK in a exciting 3 minute bloody match.
WISTERIA handily defeated WOOHOO-WOOHOO! in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD devastated VISION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute mismatched bout.
CARNAGE XIX won victory over WOLVERINE in a 1 minute bout.
PUSSYCAT devastated STORM LXV in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
MICHAEL HONORBLADE devastated GOKU in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WARPATH beat POETIC JUICE in a exciting 2 minute match.
BRUENOR BATTLEHAMMER overpowered TESSHIAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VAJRA VALMEJAR was unbelievably bested by DAIN BRAMAGE in a popular 6 minute contest.
SMITH was vanquished by GREAT BEAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
BLACKRAZOR lost to GUESS MY STYLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fray.
NIXIE SEASPRITE overpowered BABY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IRIADOR overpowered TYLARRA in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
HUMMEL vanquished ATROPHY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUKARIAN LAMORAK was vanquished by LEADFOOT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
CONNOR MACLEOD handily defeated DARRELL ISSA in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
MINOR MINER was overcome by SHINORR in a 1 minute duel.
SKELOS was beaten by GEORGE BUSH in a popular 1 minute fight.
THE TOAD won victory over DAISY JANUARY in a 2 minute gory fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     76 -  44 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         LUNGING ATTACK   100 -  87 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  28 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  38 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  49 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  21 -  0      32  |

Turn 394 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  WISTERIA 11-3786           41  16  1  346 WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)
LUNGING ATTACK   DEADPOOL 66-2274           83  81  7  318 X-FORCE (415)
WALL OF STEEL    MONICA VIRTUESHIE 11-3208 120  56  0  279 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
PARRY-LUNGE      INTENDRID O'REILL 11-2969  66  51  0  248 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (396)
TOTAL PARRY      GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306     54  45  1  212 HEADBANGERS (9)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MICHAEL HONORBLAD 11-3300 108  61  0  205 KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE (633)
BASHING ATTACK   HEATHER 48-3062            92 171  7  200 STARS (743)
PARRY-STRIKE     SCHENDIRK 63-2054          76 105  2  198 WAYFARERS (782)
AIMED BLOW       GOKU 46-3655               37  40  2  196 DRAGONBALL Z (944)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928     27  38  0  165 SCARLET KNIGHTS (902)

The overall popularity leader is HEATHER 48-3062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VAJRA VALMEJAR 11-4928.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEATHER 
48-3062, TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 11-4304, JOE SATRIANI 11-4422, STELLA BLUE 53-6167, 
GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306, DEADPOOL 66-2274, BEAVIS 14-3996, JESUS 82-5459, SHERRI 
82-15114, and PUSSYCAT 14-3701.

The least popular fighter this week was LUKARIAN LAMORAK 11-4841.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were ATROPHY 14-4034, BABY 43-2863, SANDS 11-4123, SWEET SWEAT 
71-3477, MINOR MINER 26-3972, DARRELL ISSA 22-6108, SMITH 14-1282, STORM LXV 60-4972, 
WOLVERINE 66-3871, and WHAT UP 22-6172.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ARUAK CITY(11)       8  6 0  ARDIVENT(46)         0  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         0  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            4  4 0  CAER(48)             0  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          4  2 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           3  3 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         0  1 0  
CALEAM(26)           1  3 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
ZENSU(40)            2  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  
VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WISTERIA 11-3786            41  16  1  346  WHAT'S YOUR POISON (949)   ARUAK CITY
 PUSSYCAT 14-3701            56  64  1  211  THE DOGHOUSE (896)         TOBIR
 CARNAGE XIX 20-3386         53  22  1  193  DEATH STUDS VIII (868)     SEAM
 HOMELESS PRINCE 22-6012     31  22  1  163  KELLUMBO'S KIDS (978)      SOLVEN
 GIMETHATSHIELD 26-1306      54  45  1  212  HEADBANGERS (9)            CALEAM
 WOOHOO-WOOHOO! 40-3504      35  24  0  196  TACO GODS (198)            ZENSU
 BABY 43-2863                23  16  2  124  DARK SIDE (970)            VEASTIAN
 GOKU 46-3655                37  40  2  196  DRAGONBALL Z (944)         ARDIVENT
 HEATHER 48-3062             92 171  7  200  STARS (743)                CAER
 IRIADOR 50-2481             30  19  2  160  DRUID'S GROVE (983)        SNOWBOUND
 PYROTECHNICIAN 52-2847      22  21  1  112  THE FURIOUS FIVE (625)     FRATSFA
 STELLA BLUE 53-6167         34  20  1  240  PUERCO'S PINATA (669)      KHALHUMS
 STORM LXV 60-4972           29  12  0  176  DEATH STUDS VII (877)      ARADI
 SCHENDIRK 63-2054           76 105  2  198  WAYFARERS (782)            AMEN-TEI
 DEADPOOL 66-2274            83  81  7  318  X-FORCE (415)              TARRGIR
 BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME 67-917  81  75  3  216  FORGOTTEN REALMS (880)     BARIKALA
 SWEET SWEAT 71-3477         19  16  1  194  SCENT OF A WOMAN (941)     KYR'TERR
 GREAT BEAR 74-2851          27  18  0  160  TOTEM (934)                DAIYLA KIV

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JESUS 82-5459               49  31  3  222  RISEN FROM THE DEAD (903)  DWES EG

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)