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Date   : 02/01/2005    Duedate: 02/28/2005

CRYSALIS

DM-106    TURN-153

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1-SHADOWLAND 59/1089      4    1  0 80.0      IMPROVED ILLUSION 59/1078             
  2 REAL BEER 21/859     1660  834 24 66.6      DARQUE FORCES VIII 73/1043            
    MISTAKEN IDENTITY 73/96                     DARQUE ANGELS 39/1087                 
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/10                         9-DARK SIDHE 50/642     145  142  1 50.5
  3-BOXOROX 28/1081        40   24  0 62.5   10 OVERLORDS 20/371       81   82  1 49.7
    WITLESS WONDERS 39/1052                     THE STORMGUARDS 31/192                
    SINGLE MALTS 31/1071                     11-BLACK & BLUE 73/1090  453  469  4 49.1
    HAPLESS WAIF 8/1051                      12 SIR AGLIO 10/716       66   83  1 44.3
    EMETICS 45/1030                          13 THE STORMBRIN 31/553   31   43  0 41.9
    STRANGE TUNES 50/1085                    14 THE BEAR'S PA 47/196   14   20  1 41.2
  4 OVERRATED 96/1044      10    7  0 58.8   15 PBA 78/1006            34   49  0 41.0
  5 DREAM TEAMS 41/919    112   86  1 56.6      TREE PEOPLE 78/1019                   
    MIKE'S MISFITS 1/793                     16-DAMAGE INC. 59/327     22   36  0 37.9
    DEADLY DE-PARTED 11/370                  17 DRINKING BUDD 39/574   94  164  1 36.4
  6 BLOOD LUST 73/978      41   34  0 54.7   18 SAND DANCERS 52/942   276  489  1 36.1
    MORDRED'S MADMEN 45/1015                    SAND DANCERS 78/848                   
    WILLBENDERS 31/1016                         SAND DANCERS 51/610                   
  7 ANDORIAN KNIG 11/962   77   64  1 54.6      NORTHERN LIGHTS 45/1042               
  8 DARQUE FORCES 44/857   62   60  1 50.8      THE MIDDLE WAY 39/946                 
    DARQUE FORCES 72/1009                    19-KNIGHTS TEMP 72/1031    1    7  0 12.5

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): YMIR BLOODRAVEN of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): DROKK of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): NO-PAIN-4U of EXTREMISTS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 248): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 207): SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 190): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 178): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 155): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 253): L'ORC BLEU of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP(turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                         Reflections by the Chief Tower Guard

    Whatever....
         Lord Protector Sandman
         Chief Tower Guard
         Andorian Knights

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     So Olaf Modeen remembers this place well, does he?  So what?  I should care?  
You should care?  Bah.  I have no patience with that old fool.  Besides, he's dead.
     Speaking as a person with a raging toothache, I'm going to make this a short and 
dirty spy report.  Just the basic facts, and not much else.  Actually, that sounds 
rather clean.
     Royal Flush was avoided by The Stormguards.  Burger King got the most challenges 
(there was McDonald's, and Lotta Burger, and Taco Bell...).
     So far as I can tell, no one died.  Too bad, I'm in the mood for a good funeral.  
Three mimes fought.  You couldn've killed them.  Who would have cared?
     Out of twenty-eight fights, nine where challenge matches, one of them (for the 
Title, no less!) involiving a TV challenge.
     The longest fight was five minutes, and they have the never to call THIS a slow 
arena!  I've seen longer fights elsewhere.  Of course, I've seen longer fights here, 
too.

     The longest fight:  SANDPAWN (11-4169) (53-26-1,196) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS fought 
BEAUTY QUEEN (47-3352) (41-41-3,177) of ROYAL FLUSH.  SANDPAWN overpowered BEAUTY 
QUEEN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute mismatched conflict.  A random match, I note.  I'm 
sure some of you could go longer if you tried.

     SIR PELLEAS (31-4352) (22-20-1,75) of WILLBENDERS challenged NORM PETERSON (39-
2745) (45-77-0,86) of DRINKING BUDDIES.  Up 11.  SIR PELLEAS vanquished NORM PETERSON 
in an exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
     PROOKIE (78-2345) (25-16-1,115) of PBA challenged MIRTA (51-4033) (51-32-1,149) 
of SAND DANCERS.  Up 34.  PROOKIE was vanquished by MIRTA in a 1 minute uneven 
Challenge fight.
     300 (78-2346) (24-19-0,149) of PBA challenged SIR YDER (31-4353) (28-15-0,168) 
of WILLBENDERS.  Up 19.  300 vanquished SIR YDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
     DEBBIE DAHMER (45-3579) (29-11-1,134) of MORDRED'S MADMEN challenged JACK SPRAT 
(47-2954) (51-60-4,147) of ROYAL FLUSH.  Up 13.  DEBBIE DAHMER was devastated by JACK 
SPRAT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
     SPLIT (78-2347) (26-18-0,165) of PBA challenged STONEWALL (11-3900) (55-60-
2,180) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  Up 15.  SPLIT viciously subdued STONEWALL in a crowd 
pleasing 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
     MATADOR (11-4139) (49-35-2,163) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged TASHIA (11-2740) 
(32-41-1,170) of DEADLY DE-PARTED.  Up 7.  MATADOR was savagely defeated by TASHIA in 
a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
     SANDBLASTER (11-3899) (57-58-3,215) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS challenged JUAN (41-
2304) (32-21-0,234) of DREAM TEAMS.  Up 19.  SANDBLASTER viciously subdued JUAN in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
     TALOS (31-2069) (57-28-0,213) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged GROLSCH (21-5029) 
(40-4-4,261) of REAL BEER.  Up 48.  TALOS was demolished by GROLSCH in a 2 minute 
gory one-sided Challenge melee.

     And for the title:  WILLIE MAKIT (73-514) (107-38-3,310) of MISTAKEN IDENTITY TV 
challenged SANDMAN (11-3923) (60-56-2,271) of ANDORIAN KNIGHTS.  Down 39, but it was 
to the throne, so I suppose that doesn't count.  If you can't challenge the man with 
the title, what's the point?  WILLIE MAKIT devastated SANDMAN in a 2 minute 
mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Congratulations to Willie.

                                       Ketchum

THE TOWER GUARDIAN            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        108  38  3  325  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GROLSCH 21-5029             41   4  4  287  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    43  37  1  280  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407       90  61  2  272  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-SCUM #1 50-2743             54  54  0  268  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 DAIRY QUEEN 47-2685         67  38  3  262  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         58  58  3  229  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 PRIMUS 21-4975              43  13  0  229  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 KING UVDAHELL 47-1643       38  17  1  228  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 R'SHANN 20-577              58  45  3  227  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 FIGHTER ACE 47-1189         58  44  6  223  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-BELGOROTH 50-3175           36  32  1  217  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 SNOOPER 1-5154              45  21  3  214  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDMAN 11-3923             60  57  2  208  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      88 107  2  206  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 SANDPAWN 11-4169            54  26  1  204  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
-SIR CUITOUS 10-4514         52  38  0  204  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 KING FORADAY 47-3762        46  43  4  204  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-KALANDRA 50-2443            64  58  3  200  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 TALOS 31-2069               57  29  0  199  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 SIR LY 10-4116              46  36  0  199  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 PRINCE OF AR 31-3625        16  18  1  198  THE STORMBRINGERS (553)    CHIMLEVTAL
 JUAN 41-2304                32  22  0  196  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
-EARTH ELEMENTAL 31-1245     34  24  0  192  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 HANNYA 73-4350              32  14  1  192  BLOOD LUST (978)           ERINIKA
 KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345   22  32  0  191  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 TASHIA 11-2740              33  41  1  183  DEADLY DE-PARTED (370)     ARUAK CITY
 BURGER KING 47-4152         34  30  3  182  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 SIR PLUS 10-4316            33  33  1  182  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SPLIT 78-2347               27  18  0  181  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352        41  42  3  180  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DISCO QUEEN 47-1992         38  18  1  179  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-STEE JANS 20-65             43  41  0  177  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 300 78-2346                 25  19  0  176  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       43  38  6  173  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 STONEWALL 11-3900           55  61  2  172  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 TEMPUS 31-538               40  37  0  170  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 JACK SPRAT 47-2954          52  60  4  164  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 MATADOR 11-4139             49  36  2  160  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 GRINNON BEARIT 47-2955      27  15  3  157  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
-LUMBERING WAIF 8-4346       21  13  0  157  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
 MIRTA 51-4033               52  32  1  155  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CARLA 39-2428               63  80  2  150  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 SIR YDER 31-4353            28  16  0  150  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      40  26  1  142  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 PIXIE BLIGHT 73-4427        22  18  0  135  DARQUE FORCES VIII (1043)  ERINIKA
 DOLLFACE 39-2372            62  84  1  134  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 KYRA 51-3774                45  50  1  130  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
-GERTRUDE 44-2582            22  11  0  130  DARQUE FORCES (857)        KRILL
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       29  12  1  127  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
-SINYAMEGIL 50-2952          26  26  0  121  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 PROOKIE 78-2345             25  17  1  119  PBA (1006)                 LIN TIRIAN
 BEARNICE 47-2847            18  21  6  114  THE BEAR'S PAW (196)       NORTH FORK
-FOGGY 72-4595               12   4  2  106  DARQUE FORCES (1009)       DRAGONHEAD

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-LAPHROAIG 31-4529           22  15  0   99  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048      15   9  3   99  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS
-TAMMY FAYE 39-3520          21   9  0   96  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN
-RANCID WAIF 8-4413          20  13  0   96  HAPLESS WAIF (1051)        ARKERS
-HOFFA WITH HAIR 59-2297     20   2  0   93  IMPROVED ILLUSION (1078)   ILLIS
 SIR PELLEAS 31-4352         23  20  1   92  WILLBENDERS (1016)         CHIMLEVTAL
-ZOOLANDER 39-3523           20  10  1   91  WITLESS WONDERS (1052)     XOCHITHLAN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PINE 78-2350                25  13  1   89  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
-FLAMING DRAMBUIE 59-2326    24  15  2   89  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS
-BINGE N PURGE 45-3567       23  13  0   89  EMETICS (1030)             STORMCROWE
-MAEGOLOS 50-3312            25  20  1   86  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
 BLANK 78-2374               17  12  2   83  TREE PEOPLE (1019)         LIN TIRIAN
-UNCAS 31-4189               25  21  0   82  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
-VANWAFEA 50-3338            21  17  1   81  DARK SIDHE (642)           SNOWBOUND
-TOM SMITH DISEASE 50-3400   16   9  0   81  STRANGE TUNES (1085)       SNOWBOUND
 SUNFLASH 45-3474            25  24  1   74  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
-GALENA 28-3505              19  13  0   74  BOXOROX (1081)             MORYA
 NORM PETERSON 39-2745       45  78  0   71  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
-SUBOTAI 31-4380             21  20  0   68  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
-OBAN 31-4530                16  20  1   68  SINGLE MALTS (1071)        CHIMLEVTAL
 ACE BAILEY 47-4948          14  15  0   68  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
-SIR LANCELOT 72-4997        15  17  2   64  KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (1031)     DRAGONHEAD
 EGAN FORN 39-3295           26  42  0   62  THE MIDDLE WAY (946)       XOCHITHLAN
-MANNAZ THORSSON 73-4269     17  10  1   62  ODIN'S CHOSEN (1088)       ERINIKA
-FEDIFENSOR 59-379           20  16  1   61  DAMAGE INC. (327)          ILLIS
 SNOWFALL 45-3473            30  19  0   55  NORTHERN LIGHTS (1042)     STORMCROWE
-ANGELOST 39-3415            14   8  1   54  DARQUE ANGELS (1087)       XOCHITHLAN
-SLIPPERY NIPPLE 59-2323     16   4  1   53  HANGOVERS (955)            ILLIS
-ASHEGI OF VEGA 71-3459      15   8  0   53  DARQUE FORCES III (875)    KYR'TERR
-BLUE BLOOD 73-3657          11   9  1   43  BLACK & BLUE (1090)        ERINIKA

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Crip -- Thanks.  Let us continue to make every turn memorable and historic. -- The
Icelord (speaking of:  come back to Chimlevtal, I have a BF whupping to administer)

High Lord Bosk -- My thanks, Great One. -- Lord Protector Fengar II

High Lord Bosk -- Well met, warrior. -- The Icelord (I hope you managed to stay warm
at the Packers game!)

Mirta -- Come a little closer and I'll show you. -- Tempus

Ketchum -- We can do both. -- The Stormguards

     Both what?  I left my memory in my other jacket.

Greetings Crysalis!  The glorious arena of Chimlevtal (31) is approaching its 250th
cycle!  In our, and many others opinion, Chimlevtal is THE greatest and toughest
arena on Ghea.  What we desire is for all managers who have ever run a team in
Chimlevtal to return and run 5 warriors on turn #250.  If you have never had the
privilege of managing warriors on its sands, we invite you to do so now.  (There are
only 2 unchartered teams--free fights can be taken by the bold.)  Turn #249 is due
2/11/05.  Our goal is to have 30 teams with 150 warriors duel in Chimlevtal on turn
#250.  We ask you to join us in this historic event.  Salute! -- The Council of Lords

Leeta -- I think I remember your stable in Aruak City.  Did not your warrior defeat
me my first fight and mock my name?  Something about I got Sandblasted instead of
being the Sandblaster. -- Sandblaster (took too many shots to the head to recall)

Grinnon Bearit -- I served you so quick I almost changed my name to Fastfood Cook. --
Matador (wondering how he will grin and bear that)

Sir Ly -- Good title fight!  Next time it could be you that won. -- Sandman (liking
the view)

Burger King -- Dammit, I said "hold the onions."  Not THROW them at me. -- Mirta

Jack Sprat -- I KNEW I should've hit you in the mouth with bacon.  Oh, well. -- Kyra

Primus -- Well, they do say that you can't beat a real beer. -- Kitala the Bold

Dollface -- There's a rumor that you might start talking.  Too bad you'll have to
start by saying "ouch." -- Dannia tyl Sio
P.S.  Well, better than ME saying ouch.

     False rumor, apparently.

Hoffa with Hair -- You know, you don't meet the standard requirements for being a
hoffa-named gladiator. -- Sunflash

     It must be the hair. -- Ed.

Captured Pirate King -- What a wuss! -- Snowfall

R.O.U.S. -- I hate rates. -- Egan Forn

Crip -- But fifty turns in Crysalis is four years! -- Leeta etc.

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILLIE MAKIT devastated SANDMAN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
TALOS was demolished by GROLSCH in a 2 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
SANDBLASTER viciously subdued JUAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
MATADOR was savagely defeated by TASHIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
SPLIT viciously subdued STONEWALL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DEBBIE DAHMER was devastated by JACK SPRAT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
300 vanquished SIR YDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PROOKIE was vanquished by MIRTA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SIR PELLEAS vanquished NORM PETERSON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PRIMUS unbelievably bested KITALA THE BOLD in a popular 4 minute brutal bout.
R'SHANN subdued PRINCE OF AR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
TEN COMMANDMENTS devastated HANNYA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DAIRY QUEEN bested VILLAINOUS INFORMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
KING UVDAHELL handily defeated SIR PLUS in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
JACK VALTRAEDS devastated KRAC D'CHEVALIERS in a exciting 2 minute uneven duel.
SNOOPER devastated DISCO QUEEN in a popular 1 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
SIR LY was savagely defeated by FIGHTER ACE in a exciting 2 minute brutal bout.
SANDPAWN overpowered BEAUTY QUEEN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute mismatched conflict.
KING FORADAY overpowered CRUSADER LORD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEMPUS narrowly defeated CARLA in a action packed 3 minute bout.
BURGER KING viciously subdued DOLLFACE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory fray.
DANNIA TYL SIO was subdued by GRINNON BEARIT in a popular 1 minute fight.
BEARNICE was vanquished by PIXIE BLIGHT in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
KYRA defeated EVIL INPUTTER in a exciting 3 minute gruesome bout.
RANDOM MATCHUP overpowered EGAN FORN in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
BLANK overpowered SNOWFALL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
PINE savagely defeated SUNFLASH in a popular 1 minute gruesome fight.
ACE BAILEY viciously subdued UNEMPLOYED PERSON in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  11 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         AIMED BLOW        32 -  16 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     65 -  46 -  3      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  31 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK   108 -  96 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE       38 -  34 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  33 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  75 -  2      39  |

Turn 153 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WILLIE MAKIT 73-514       108  38  3  325 MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)
WALL OF STEEL    GROLSCH 21-5029            41   4  4  287 REAL BEER (859)
STRIKING ATTACK  TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843   43  37  1  280 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JACK VALTRAEDS 47-407      90  61  2  272 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
LUNGING ATTACK   SANDBLASTER 11-3899        58  58  3  229 ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)
PARRY-STRIKE     R'SHANN 20-577             58  45  3  227 OVERLORDS (371)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANDMAN 11-3923            60  57  2  208 ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)
TOTAL PARRY      SANDPAWN 11-4169           54  26  1  204 ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)
BASHING ATTACK   KING FORADAY 47-3762       46  43  4  204 ROYAL FLUSH (10)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURGER KING 47-4152        34  30  3  182 ROYAL FLUSH (10)

The overall popularity leader is KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was KITALA THE BOLD 78-875.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
BEAUTY QUEEN 47-3352, SPLIT 78-2347, TASHIA 11-2740, WILLIE MAKIT 73-514, FIGHTER ACE 
47-1189, TEMPUS 31-538, BURGER KING 47-4152, SANDBLASTER 11-3899, STONEWALL 11-3900, 
and R'SHANN 20-577.

The least popular fighter this week was SUNFLASH 45-3474.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNOWFALL 45-3473, HANNYA 73-4350, PROOKIE 78-2345, SIR YDER 
31-4353, EGAN FORN 39-3295, BEARNICE 47-2847, CRUSADER LORD 31-3946, DISCO QUEEN 
47-1992, KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345, and NORM PETERSON 39-2745.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  5 0  TRICORUS(51)         2  0 0  
KOLACT(10)           0  2 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       0  4 0  FRATSFA(52)          0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       3  3 0  KATI-TEI(41)         0  1 0  ERINIKA(73)          2  1 0  
SEAM(20)             1  0 0  STORMCROWE(45)       0  3 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       4  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  0 0  NORTH FORK(47)      10  3 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SNOOPER 1-5154              45  21  3  214  MIKE'S MISFITS (793)       MORDANT
 SIR LY 10-4116              46  36  0  199  SIR AGLIO (716)            KOLACT
 SANDBLASTER 11-3899         58  58  3  229  ANDORIAN KNIGHTS (962)     ARUAK CITY
 R'SHANN 20-577              58  45  3  227  OVERLORDS (371)            SEAM
 GROLSCH 21-5029             41   4  4  287  REAL BEER (859)            SUNSET
 TALOS 31-2069               57  29  0  199  THE STORMGUARDS (192)      CHIMLEVTAL
 CARLA 39-2428               63  80  2  150  DRINKING BUDDIES (574)     XOCHITHLAN
 JUAN 41-2304                32  22  0  196  DREAM TEAMS (919)          KATI-TEI
 DEBBIE DAHMER 45-3579       29  12  1  127  MORDRED'S MADMEN (1015)    STORMCROWE
 TEN COMMANDMENTS 47-3843    43  37  1  280  ROYAL FLUSH (10)           NORTH FORK
 MIRTA 51-4033               52  32  1  155  SAND DANCERS (610)         TRICORUS
 DANNIA TYL SIO 52-3393      40  26  1  142  SAND DANCERS (942)         FRATSFA
 WILLIE MAKIT 73-514        108  38  3  325  MISTAKEN IDENTITY (96)     ERINIKA
 KITALA THE BOLD 78-875      88 107  2  206  SAND DANCERS (848)         LIN TIRIAN
 RANDOM MATCHUP 96-1048      15   9  3   99  OVERRATED (1044)           OLD VALAMANTIS