DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2014    Duedate: 09/24/2014

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-378

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZEPHYR
Z GLADIATORZ (519)
(8-5204) [25-11-2,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZEPHYR                         BEKOG NECKSNAG
Z GLADIATORZ (519)             BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
(8-5204) [25-11-2,119]         (8-5464) [4-2-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    ENEMY MAKER
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
(8-5197) [14-53-0,105]         (8-4015) [13-7-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

Z GLADIATORZ (519)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE CHOSEN (613)            43
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           39      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. STEEL PROPHETS (615)        36      Unchartered Team
4. SERIOUS LEE (486)           29
5. BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)      27      GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   47  20  0 70.1   1/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       11  2 0
 2/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       269 125  7 68.3   2/ 7 THE CHOSEN (613)          8  6 1
 3/ 1 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       80  39  2 67.2   3/ 1 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       8  7 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        728 443 16 62.2   4/ 4*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    8  7 0
 5/ 5 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      48  41  1 53.9   5/ 6 SMITHSONIAN (245)         7  2 0
 6/ 7*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      15  15  0 50.0   6/ 9 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      7  3 1
 7/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         195 210 12 48.1   7/ 5 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      7  7 0
 8/11*BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)    13  14  0 48.1   8/10*SERIOUS LEE (486)         5  5 0
 9/ 9*SERIOUS LEE (486)          9  11  0 45.0   9- 3 PEASANT REBELLION (614)   4  3 0
10/12*ROUGH RIDERS (587)         8  12  2 40.0  10/ 8*GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)      4 11 0
11/14 BROKEN SPIRITS (632)      30  50  2 37.5  11/11*ROUGH RIDERS (587)        2  3 0
12/13 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      222 385  6 36.6  12/13 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       1 11 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 327): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): ABU JR. of THE CHOSEN ONES (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): DYSLEXIC EDITOR of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): JOCK-IN-THE-BOX of SCOTCH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): LEPER MESSIAH of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): KELLUMBO'S INITS of BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 377): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 325): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 310): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 279): BAD COMBINATIONS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 279): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 95): NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 277): CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                  (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 328): ISRAFEL of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 303): RED RED WINE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 301): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 278): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 278): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
                               FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 94): WHITEY D'EAGLE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetreas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARKERS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  WEIRD ALCHEMY were 
a bunch of dogs after Z GLADIATORZ got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought PEASANT REBELLION was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 0-0-0!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  THE CHOSEN is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-1 turn.  Some 
people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I 
ramble.  Well SMITHSONIAN moved up 1, to 5th.  What a role model for ARKERS' young 
'uns!  CLYDE D'CLUB becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I'm sure 
ARKERS is excited about ZEPHYR, the new Duelmaster from Z GLADIATORZ.  (remember?)  
But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
ARKERS thinks Z GLADIATORZ and their 269-125-7 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  In my day, no team with a 266-124-7 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, GHOSTWALKERS 2?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, DOOM!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
Keep challenging up 27 points, MAYFLOWER, and I won't have to write about you much 
longer.  LELAND OLVEN always accepts those kind of challenges...  MAYFLOWER subdued 
LELAND OLVEN (MAYFLOWER getting 20 points, too!)--Ooh baby!  Now dat I likes!  
JELLYBOMBER didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from BEKOG 
NECKSNAG of BLOODY HAND CLAN, who is 22 points below him.  BEKOG NECKSNAG perhaps got 
hers just desserts, seeing as she defeated JELLYBOMBER and ended up with 55 
recognition points.   
     Warriors of ARKERS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  EGRIM larned his 
lesson (DEFENSIVE LEE taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight 
any SERIOUS LEE members with the same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHYR 5204                  25  11  2   119       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLYDE D'CLUB 5376            12   2  0   156       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 ZEST 5224                    23   8  1   106       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             14  53  0   105       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-SWEET REVENGE 5378           11   3  0    99       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387        10  11  0    99       THE CHOSEN (613)
 HYPPOMATOS 3974              16   7  1    98       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384             12   6  1    98       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           25   7  0    96       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382             13   5  0    94       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-TORCHBEARER TOM 5380         10   4  0    93       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
-PITCHFORK KID 5377            7   5  0    92       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             15  44  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            20  24  2    86       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975            14   9  0    86       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015             13   7  1    83       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 BLUE FLAK 5385               10   8  0    80       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               18   7  0    78       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426            7   1  0    73       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFEROUS HOPE 5522          8   8  0    62       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEKOG NECKSNAG 5464           4   2  0    55       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 ZOO 5236                     12   8  0    48       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CYCLONIZER 5459               6   3  0    45       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
-PUGACHEV 5379                 7   6  0    44       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 DEMON TALON 5456              5   4  0    41       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-ZINC 5266                     8   5  0    37       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JELLYBOMBER 5458              7   2  0    33       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 CASUAL LEE 5524               2   0  0    31       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 STONEWALL 5494                4   1  0    30       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 DEFENSIVE LEE 4062            3   1  0    24       SERIOUS LEE (486)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNTHER 5507                  2   0  0    23       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 ARIXIA 5512                   3   3  0    21       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 STARR OF DESTINY 5088         4   3  1    20       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 DOOM 5485                     3   3  0    20       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 ZIRCONIUM 5493                3   1  0    19       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ETON THE STALWART 5496        4   0  0    18       THE CHOSEN (613)
 POTTER SANDS 5448             3   8  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527         1   0  1    17       THE CHOSEN (613)
 GRIMM 5482                    4   2  0    16       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 BANE 5484                     2   4  0    15       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500           2   1  0    15       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 REAPER 5483                   4   2  0    14       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)
 OLD IRONSIDES 5523            1   1  0    13       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ROCA THE BLAZE 5086           2   4  1    11       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 GLASS JAW 5495                3   1  0    10       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 EGRIM 5510                    1   4  1     8       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 AVARICIOUS LEE 4080           2   1  0     7       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 HUMBLE LEE 4061               1   3  0     7       SERIOUS LEE (486)
 WAIL THE RAGER 5525           1   0  0     7       THE CHOSEN (613)
 EADSKAR DA'BAD 5466           0   6  0     6       BLOODY HAND CLAN (626)
 HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498       1   2  0     5       THE CHOSEN (613)
-EBARK THE ROUGH 5089          1   2  0     5       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
-TOGA THE RAGER 5087           1   1  0     4       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 MALLAFAX 5508                 0   2  0     2       BROKEN SPIRITS (632)
 GHREMSH THE JUST 5090         0   2  0     2       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 MOVING TORG 5528              0   1  0     1       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MAILICE 5529                  0   1  0     1       GHOSTWALKERS 2 (629)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      YRAH BANEWRECKER 5527 378  NONE
DARK LEE 5526           0  1 0 SERIOUS LEE 486      BLACK ORC             378  NONE
SWIFT LEE 4059          1  2 0 SERIOUS LEE 486      EGRIM 5510            377  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doom -- Twice in a row for the good guy (Me).  Shall we rename you Doom Doom? -- Zoo
(who cages doom)

Virginal Concubine -- You are NOT.  The first. -- Zephyr

     Not YOUR first?  I noticed. -- V. Concubine

Cyclonizer -- Nice comeback,you Cretin! -- Zinc

Bane -- I just think I may love you. -- Zirconium

A mere 3-1, Z Gladiatorz?  I liked last turn's 5-0 far, far better. -- The Zee Man

All -- I think many of you are jealous of my Zs, but go get your own.  Take a
sleeping pill or something. -- Mr. Z

A salute to Duelmaster Clyde D' Club.  Well deserved, Champ! -- Curator

Bekog -- Thanks for the boost, fella.  I feel good about that one. -- Mayflower

Kotter Nahl -- That is four times you banged your head on Plymouth Rock.  You would
think you would have learned by now? -- Plymouth Rock

Avaricious -- I make my grande entry, my debutante' ball, my opening day....  And YOU
do THAT to me?  I hope you catch athlete's feet on all four of youts! -- Old
Ironsides

Welcome, Broken Spirits.  May your stay be long and fruitful. -- Curator of
Smithsonian

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

Arkers Arena -- May I humbly submit, for your gladiatorial review, Team Serious Lee.
-- Bruce Lee, Mgr.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Gladiatorial Enterprises

Grimm -- I have to admit, you had me nervous for a minute there.  After my last
train, though, I think I should be fine. -- Defensive Lee

Glass Jaw --  There is nothing more frustrating than being ahead on the scorecard
when the fight is stopped.  Still, I salute you for having a winning strategy. --
Humble Lee

Old Ironsides -- Welcome to the jungle, baby! -- Avaricious Lee

Halin Stormbreaker -- You're going OLD SCHOOL!  I love it, dude.  Mad Props. --
Casual Lee

Novgorodny Vir -- That was a big mistake offering to buy Pain Magnet drinks on last
turn.  I've heard that he can put away a pint or six.  Try the Drunken Swordsman.
Raymond Cobb might give you a discount. -- Ria the Caresser

Mallafax -- Who stabs someone in the buttocks with a dagger?!?!?!  Seriously!  What
kind of deviant are you? -- Eton the Stalwart

Challenger Champions of Arkers -- Which one of you are going to give your seat up for
a lady?  Stop looking like that!  I am a lady, dammit!!! -- Ria the Caresser

Rough Riders, Serious Lee, and Broken Spirits -- Welcome to Arkers.  I hope you stick
around and actually compete, unlike so many others who just show up to get their guys
FE points.  Now if only we could get full teams fighting.  It would improve the
selection of opponents. -- Longshot

Cyclotubulus -- I have to say that I was impressed when I broke your maul over my
shield.  Let's try it again.  But this time, don't return the favour by breaking my
shield with your war hammer.  Deal? -- Ria the Caresser

     Conditions, always conditions....

Casual Lee -- I finally got feeling back in my right hand.  I just thought you wanted
to know. -- Halin Stormbreaker

Zephyr -- I acknowledge a superior warrior.  Your attacks were controlled and
precise.  I strive to gain that level of skill. -- Ria the Caresser

Z Man -- Porta claimed you could bore a person to sleep.  Maybe that is why your boys
went 5-0.  They were well rested.  Could you come over to the Chosen's stable house
and give them a stern talking to? -- Longshot

Curator -- Why do I remind you of Grimmy?  Did he like birthday cake too?  Ho ho ho!
-- Stonewall

Mayflower -- Yoos a boat... I just fought a boat...!  Yah, I need a drink. -- Beckah
Necksnag

Humble Lee -- Ya a Convincian, eh?  How do I convince ya ta give up fightin'?  Hur
hur hur!  Ya hit lika elf, too.  Hur hur. -- Glass Jaw

Jellybomber -- You made me lose.  Now Eadskar will not buy me birthday cake.  I hate
Jellybombers! -- Stonewall

Angel Feather -- Sorry, I meant ta say "Yoo'd win if ya worked more on ya skill than
ya looks."  No need ta tell ya now, I guess. -- Beckah Necksnag

Gunther -- Da plate armma was an ex-spear-e-mint.  It looks to ave saved ma hide.  I
might 'ave dun betta if ya hadn't put me on ma back. -- Eadskar Da'Bad

Starr of Destiny -- As a matta of fact, I do always dress like this!  I killed da big
lizard thing (araripesuchus)!  Its hide is mine!  Just wait 'til da winta when I can
sport ma new cave lion pelt.  Ooooh la la! -- Gutsag Bakwort

I think the Commission is secretly HOLDING ME BACK, preventing me from getting the
fourteenth win, because I draw in the fans!  Simply for MONEY, they're blighting my
career! -- Kotter Nahl, popularity leader and favorite

Longshot -- I certainly find it upsetting! -- Imerta Loel

An oh-fer is not worth talking about. -- Kotter Nahl

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK LEE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEFENSIVE LEE vanquished EGRIM in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
BLUE FLAK was demolished by KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PAIN MAGNET unbelievably bested ENEMY MAKER in a popular 6 minute Challenge fight.
DINGO MCGEE devastated IMERTA LOEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
MAYFLOWER luckily beat LELAND OLVEN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
ZOO was savagely defeated by LUCIFEROUS HOPE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
BEKOG NECKSNAG vanquished JELLYBOMBER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEMON TALON vanquished DOOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
EADSKAR DA'BAD was overpowered by OLD IRONSIDES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
HUMBLE LEE was savagely defeated by GRIMM in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
GUNTHER bested REAPER in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
MALLAFAX was bested by STARR OF DESTINY in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
CASUAL LEE demolished GLASS JAW in a 5 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
HYPPOMATOS was unbelievably bested by ZEST in a popular 4 minute expert's fight.
CYCLOTUBULUS was bested by RIA THE CARESSER in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ZEPHYR overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
LUCKY STRIKES overpowered CYCLONIZER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STONEWALL luckily beat POTTER SANDS in a 6 minute novice vs. veteran upset bout.
ROCA THE BLAZE was bested by ARIXIA in a 1 minute bout.
BANE defeated HALIN STORMBREAKER in a 2 minute duel.
ZIRCONIUM demolished MOVING TORG in a action packed 3 minute uneven bout.
ETON THE STALWART unbelievably bested MAILICE in a 5 minute brutal novice's contest.
GUTSAG BAKWORT defeated AVARICIOUS LEE in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
GHREMSH THE JUST was savagely defeated by WAIL THE RAGER in a 2 minute fight.
YRAH BANEWRECKER assassinated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -   8 -  2      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        22 -  11 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  21 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  39 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  46 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  36 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  11 -  1      15  |

Turn 378 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZEPHYR 5204                25  11  2  119 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      ZEST 5224                  23   8  1  106 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
SLASHING ATTACK  DINGO MCGEE 5384           12   6  1   98 STEEL PROPHETS (615)
BASHING ATTACK   CYCLOTUBULUS 3975          14   9  0   86 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  ENEMY MAKER 4015           13   7  1   83 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
AIMED BLOW       CYCLONIZER 5459             6   3  0   45 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ENEMY MAKER 4015.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCIFEROUS HOPE 
5522, HYPPOMATOS 3974, LELAND OLVEN 5262, POTTER SANDS 5448, HUMBLE LEE 4061, MOVING 
TORG 5528, GUNTHER 5507, MAILICE 5529, WAIL THE RAGER 5525, and EGRIM 5510.

The least popular fighter this week was GLASS JAW 5495.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498, STONEWALL 5494, CYCLONIZER 5459, EADSKAR 
DA'BAD 5466, DOOM 5485, IMERTA LOEL 5225, GHREMSH THE JUST 5090, GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500, 
ETON THE STALWART 5496, and ROCA THE BLAZE 5086.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZEPHYR (8-5204) Z GLADIATORZ (519)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!