DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2017    Duedate: 01/31/2017

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-380

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARSH FELLOW
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4815) [8-2-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARSH FELLOW                   WORK HORSE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
(45-4815) [8-2-1,111]          (45-4833) [5-4-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAEGH                         UNDK
GOING BERSERK (527)            GOING BERSERK (527)
(45-4792) [19-5-0,80]          (45-4872) [1-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)      51
2. BOOK OF THOMAS (528)        40      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. BETTY AND THE BOYS (301)    29      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        18
5. GOING BERSERK (527)         17      HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       6  4 1
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      529 311 34 63.0   2/ 2*C.C.W. (532)              6  4 1
 3/ 3 GOING BERSERK (527)       50  33  5 60.2   3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      5  6 0
 4/ 1*C.C.W. (532)               6   4  1 60.0   4/ 0*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      4  1 0
 5- 4 AVID FANS (65)           188 166 19 53.1   5/ 0*HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)    4  1 0
 6- 5 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291) 268 249 11 51.8   6- 4 AVID FANS (65)            4  4 0
 7/ 6 KNIGHT BREED (403)        57  59  2 49.1   7/ 5 KNIGHT BREED (403)        4  6 1
 8/ 7 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      98 106  8 48.0   8/ 6 GOING BERSERK (527)       4  8 0
 9- 8 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        28  33  2 45.9   9- 7 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        3  2 0
10/ 0*BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      19  24  0 44.2  10- 8 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291)  1  0 0
11/ 0*BETTY AND THE BOYS (301)   0   5  0  0.0  11/ 0*BETTY AND THE BOYS (301)  0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

"The Red Dragon Inn"

     A familiar figure strode once more through the door of the Red Dragon Inn in 
search of an old friend, who also spent considerable time in this place, far away from 
the arenas of Alastari, secretly situated in another place of space, time and 
dimension; where many like-minded adventurers would gather for amusement and the 
swapping of tales.
     Odyson and Igor greeted the veteran manager/adventurer as he lowered the hood of 
his Elven War Tunic, that effectively concealed his features from prying or scrying 
eyes.  As usual, they offered him a tankard of the Red Dragon Inn's very own 'Good Old 
Froth-n-Slosh', the pale ale that is so light it has the foam on the bottom.In 
response, as was his custom, he respectfully declined; favoring rather a sparkling 
bottle of Shagornan Sunshine with its mysterious mixture of herbs and nutrients.
     He strode over towards the fire, where the one he sought usually sat at table, 
swapping tales and secret strategies with anyone who ventured to sit at table with the 
six foot tall adventurer, clad in Ranger clothes and worn boots, sporting curly red 
hair atop his bearded, battle-wizened face.
     As he made his way towards the table by the fire, the veteran manager/adventurer 
stopped to briefly chat with various residents of the Red Dragon Inn who called to him 
by name: Alacrity, Bromern Sal, Tann Talas, Eol and a variety of others too numerous 
to name by name.Finally, the veteran manager/adventurer made it to the table by the 
fire, where his old friend and veteran manager from Alastari was seated in his 
customary place at table, nursing a barely-touched mug of mysterious liquid.
     "Greetings Friend Nomad."
     "Greetings Friend Hammer."
     Hammer took a seat and began engaging his old friend in conversation. Hammer had 
been away from the arenas of Alastari for many long years, until recently, but he kept 
in touch with his past life from time to time over the years, by enquiring of any 
'Dueling News' that Nomad might impart.
     "I understand that Master Darque is sponsoring a new contest in DM 45. From what 
I have read, Darque is incorporating some of the elements from past historical Duel 2 
contests, including my own 'Morya Madness' from a time long ago when I was quite 
active in Alastari."
     Nomad nodded that what Hammer had heard was indeed true.
     "I have registered a new guild with the Stormcrowe Gladiatorial Commision. Named 
my new guild 'Abattoir 5 Blades' in recognition of the Slaughterhouse Five contest. As 
you know, friend Nomad, the name Abattoir means Slaughterhouse."
     A wry grin from beneath his beard preceded Nomad's response: "I have a solid 
roster myself, by name of 'Phantom Guard' and they are well seasoned fighters, 
preparing themselves for the glory to be gained in the upcoming Stormcrowe 
Slaughterhouse Five contest."
     Hammer nodded his respectful approval, before tactfully enquiring: "So are you 
teaming up with your former Slaughterhouse Partner?"
     "He is unable to attend the upcoming festivities," replied Nomad.
     "You interested in teaming up with a 'Rusty Veteran' for the contest a few months 
away?"
     "Only if he be named Hammer," came the robust reply.
     "I understand that we need to submit a Squad Name. How about combining our two 
guilds as the 'Phantom Blades' for now? Unless we can think of a better name before 
the contest begins!"
     "I'm good with Phantom Blades."
     The two veteran manager friends stood up to shake hands in agreement and embrace 
each other as warrior brothers.  Hammer stood four inches taller than Nomad.  Years 
ago he wore a full beard and a long pony tail, but for some unexplained reason, Hammer 
was now clean shaven and his silver hair was nearly shorn completely as though bald in 
the glistening sunshine.  The veteran manager was clad in Elven War Boots and other 
Elven War Attire from head to toe, and his signature War Hammer was still with him 
after all these long years of adventuring.
     Hammer was glad to be partnered with Nomad for the upcoming Stormcrowe 
Slaughterhouse Five contest.  There was no other veteran manager in Alastari who had 
ever ventured to the Red Draon Inn and become a veteran presence among all the 
assorted adventurers to ever enter the Inn and become a true InnMate to embrace the 
greeting: "Welcome to the Asylum!"  Hammer looked forward to partnering with Nomad.  
It was now time to notify Master Darque.

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THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5

OVERVIEW
A contest for Stormcrowe (DM 45) that runs 10 turns (starting turn 385, due 
05/23/2017).  Squads will consist of two (2) teams.  One (1) team per manager.  
Participating managers may not run multiple teams in the arena during the contest.

PREMISE
Master Darque opens a Chaos Gate in Stormcrowe, which creates a temporal distortion.  
Turn 1 (Stormcrowe turn 385) and Turn 10 (Stormcrowe turn 394) will be scored using 
Slaughterhouse scoring.  Turns 2 through 9 will use a wide variety scoring mechanisms 
from various contests throughout Alastari's history.

ENTRY
Entry into the contest is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:

1)  FORM A SQUAD:  A squad will consist of two (2) managers.  No more, no less.  This 
    means there will be NO single manager teams.  You must choose a name for your 
    squad.

2)  DECLARE ENTRY:  Each manager must declare their intention to participate in the 
    contest BEFORE Turn 1 of the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse (No exceptions will be 
    made).  Declarations must include 1) TEAM NAME; 2) MANAGER NAME;  3) PARTNER'S 
    NAME; and 4) SQUAD'S NAME, and may be submitted by any of the following means:

    a. A personal ad in DM 45

    b. A diplomatic note to Darque Forces (428) in DM 45

    c. An email to rebelnerfherder@yahoo.com (put SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 in Subject Line)

    **NOTE:  Failure to meet this criteria by the deadline will result in NO ENTRY 
    into the contest.  Please be mindful of the requirements and submit them in a 
    timely manner to avoid any misfortunes.

3)  SEND RU CERTIFICATES:  Submit two (2) Roll Up Certificates to Master Darque, 
    contest moderator.  This can be done by requesting Roll Up Certificates from RSI 
    Customer Service.  NOTE:  Be sure to submit Roll Up Certificates, not Roll Up 
    Sheets.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD
Every participating Team will receive one (1) +1 Bonus Potion* for participating in 
all 10 rounds of the contest and in at least 45 of the 50 scheduled fights. 

BEST RECORD AWARD
The individual manager that achieves the best Win/Loss% over the course of the contest 
(turns 385-394), will receive 10% of the entry RU Certificates.  Tie breakers will be:  
1) total kills during contest; 2) total fights during contest; and lastly, 3) head-to-
head win/loss% between tied teams.

UNSTUCK IN TIME AWARD
The manager that achieves the most kills during the course of the contest (turns 385-
394) will be allowed to transfer one (1) warrior from another team onto his/her team 
in DM 45.

FIRST PLACE WINNERS
The winning squad receives the following:

1.  60% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Two (2) +1 Bonus Potions for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one (1) warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename Stormcrowe Arena for six (6) months
5.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months
6.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

SECOND PLACE WINNERS

1.  20% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion for each member of the squad*
3.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
4.  Rename four (4) Dark Arena Monsters for six (6) months

THIRD PLACE WINNERS
1.  10% of the Entry RU Certificates (to be divided at squad's discretion)
2.  Favorites Knowledge for one warrior on DM 45 team of each squad member
3.  Rename four (4) Arena Stand Bys for six (6) months

*Bonus potions must be used with 2 turns of contest end AND can only be used on living 
warriors that participated in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse 5 contest.

MODERATOR
Master Darque will be the moderator for this contest.  All questions and disputes can 
be directed to him.  He is the final arbitrator for the contest and his decisions are 
final.  A copy of the scoring rules can be requested via email or diplomatic note.  
Please use the email listed above for any inquiries and note SLAUGHTERHOUSE in the 
subject line.

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SCORING FOR THE STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 (SSV)

Turn 1:  SSV Scoring (DM 45)

     +1 Win
     -1 Death
     +1 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

Turn 2:  Delarquan Death Fest (DM 59)

     Win = +2 pts
     Loss = -1 pt
     Kill = +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Death = -3 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]
     Dark Arena Kill = +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
     Dark Arena Death = -5 pts [in addition to -1 pt for Loss]

     Challenges against squad-mates will incur -1 penalty for both participants.  
     Death penalties will also apply.

Turn 3:  TOGS IV Scoring (DM 60)

     10 points for winning on your upchallenge against another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on your even challenge of another SSV warrior.
      7 points for winning on another SSV warrior's challenge.
      7 points for winning a random matchup against another SSV warrior.
      4 points for winning a random matchup against a non-SSV warrior.

     Do not fight your teammate, you will not get any points.  Also, you will not get 
     any points if you challenge a non-SSV team (this includes the Dark Arena).

     5 points for a spotlight written by any team member, 1 per manager per turn. The 
     minimum length of a spotlight to receive points is 1/2 column in the newsletter 
     (that's 31 lines--each line 86 characters across).  In addition to the length 
     criteria, spotlights will not be given any points if they are in any way 
     plagiarized or if they are not Duelmasters or fantasy related.  If in doubt about 
     the content, email me before the turn and I will be happy to verify it for you.

     -5 points per manager who does not write at least one (1) personal ad.

     -5 points for being the team that avoided the most.

Turn 4:  Battle Royale (DM 18)

     +1 Win
     +1 Kill
     -1 Loss
     -1 Death

     No Avoids (-10 point penalty for avoiding)

Turn 5:  (Un)Popularity Contest

     +11 for Turn's Most Popular with a descending point award for most popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second most popular, +9 for third most popular, etc)  
     Only warriors listed on the most popular list will score points (between +10 and 
     +1).

     +11 for Turn's Least Popular with a descending point award for least popular 
     warriors' list (e.g. +10 for second least popular, +9 for third least popular, 
     etc)  Only warriors listed on the least popular list will score points (between 
     +10 and +1).

Turn 6:  Slaughter Priest Memorial (DM 54)

     No Challenges

     3 points for winning
     3 points for killing (giving 6 in total, 3 for the win and 3 for the kill)
     3 points for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of 
          number of personals beyond one you still only get three (3) points).  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.
     -3 points for losing
     -3 points for being killed (giving -6 in total, -3 for losing and -3 for being 
          killed)

Turn 7:  Turf War (DM 47)

     Team Points:
       Fights made:
          1 = 0 points,  2 = 0 points,  3 = 1 point,  4 = 3 points,  5 = 5 points

       Wins earned:
          1 = 1 point,  2 = 3 points,  3 = 6 points,  4 = 10 points,  5 = 15 points

     Champion win = 3 additional points

     Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)

     Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points (If ties, no points 
     awarded)

     Alliance/Squad Points (Round 7 Only):
       Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
          All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 warriors = 3 points
          All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
          All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9

     Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points (If tied, no points awarded.)

Turn 8:  Morya Madness (DM 28)

     +3 points to the highest ranked warrior of each style.  Highest ranked is the 
     highest recognition total, regardless of record.  If case of a tie in recognition 
     points, win/loss percentage will be the tie breaker, followed by total kills 
     (warrior).

     +5 Top Team on the Move descending scoring down to #5 (e.g. +5 for first, +4 for 
     second, etc).

     +5 Most Successful Bloodfeuds (Contest Turns 1-8; cumulative for squad).  
     Bloodfeud victories for kills that did not occur during the contest do not count 
     to this total.

     +5 Most Avoided Squad (Contest Turns 1-8; teammates avoiding one another will not 
     be counted)

     -5 Most Avoiding Squad (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Most Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

     +5 Most Turn's Least Favorite (Squad) (Contest Turns 1-8)

Turn 9:  Mordant Olympics (DM 1)

     The three teams (not squads) with the best win-loss record over turns 1-9 (who 
     meet minimum fight criteria).  Cumulative kills and total recognition will serve 
     as tie breaks if needed.

     Gold -- 25 points
     Silver -- 15 points
     Bronze -- 10 Points

     + 3 Points for an Attacker [Challenge] Win (Challenges against squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

     +3 Points for a Defender [being Challenged] Win (Challenges from squad-mates will 
     incur a -2 point penalty)

Turn 10:  Slaughterhouse V (DM 45)

     +5 Win
     -5 Death
     +5 Kill

     Wins and kills against Arena Stand Bys and Squad-mates will not be scored (Please 
     note:  Death against any opponent will be scored with a -1).  Dark Arena fights 
     will be scored regularly.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of STORMCROWE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for HERE'S YOUR HOST (4-1-0) after their first round of combat.  May the gods 
of war favor you in STORMCROWE!  KWITCHERBICHON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SPACE DANDY and was awarded 17 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HARLOCK put down JERRY 
STUBBS, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Due to hers 
absence and inability to defend the throne, A CHEERLEADER has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MARSH 
FELLOW, Duelmaster of STORMCROWE!  Would you believe that over half of the old women 
in STORMCROWE seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  STORMCROWE, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is AVID FANS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of DARQUE FORCES last week.  Busy avoiding AVID FANS?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week STARWIND, at 4-5-0, 
departed STORMCROWE forever.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  
One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in STORMCROWE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARSH FELLOW 4815             8   2  1   111       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A CHEERLEADER 1092           11   9  1   165       AVID FANS (65)
-TICKET TAKER 2522             1   1  0   108       AVID FANS (65)
-UKKO 4780                    12   3  1    95       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            15   6  1    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          14   7  1    88       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SNAEGH 4792                  19   5  0    80       GOING BERSERK (527)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              14  11  1    71       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAYNOR 3549                  12  11  1    65       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-WRATHCHILD 4407               7   6  0    62       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-A REPORTER 4758               7   3  1    58       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORD BATTLESTONE 3485         7   4  0    55       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175         11  14  1    52       AVID FANS (65)
-ARIANA 3500                   5   0  0    50       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-THE TROOPER 4481              5   3  0    50       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-WARSTRIKE 3436               10  13  1    44       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-SECURITY GUARD 4825           3   3  0    39       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               5  12  0    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            7   6  1    32       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BEA LIGERENT 4812             5   2  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARLOCK 4876                  2   0  0    29       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 WORK HORSE 4833               5   4  0    25       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     4   1  0    25       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-RUNNING FREE 4406             6   6  0    24       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY GOLDEN 4880             2   0  1    21       C.C.W. (532)
-BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          3   7  2    18       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 KWITCHERBICHON 4861           1   0  0    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-LORD KNIGHTMARE 3618          4   0  0    15       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 URBAN LEGEND 4836             2   5  0    15       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 ALEX TREBEK 4911              1   0  0    15       HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)
 PAT SAJAK 4913                1   0  0    15       HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)
 UNDK 4872                     1   1  0    14       GOING BERSERK (527)
 HUMAN BEAN 4853               1   1  0    14       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 CHUCK BARRIS 4912             1   0  0    14       HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)
 ADRIAN STREET 4882            1   1  0    11       C.C.W. (532)
-RAGE 3637                     1   1  0    11       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 PRISM GUARD 4857              1   0  0     8       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 JERRY STUBBS 4878             1   1  0     8       C.C.W. (532)
 WINK MARTINDALE 4910          1   0  0     6       HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)
 FAMILY RECIPE 4854            1   1  0     6       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 SPACE DANDY 4875              1   1  1     5       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 FOLK TALE 4860                1   0  0     5       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 ROBERT FULLER 4879            1   1  0     4       C.C.W. (532)
 RON FULLER 4881               1   1  0     4       C.C.W. (532)
 SHRIMP SCAMP 4855             0   2  0     4       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 QUATAN 4887                   0   1  0     1       GOING BERSERK (527)
 USKURNTAI 4886                0   1  0     1       GOING BERSERK (527)
 BOB BARKER 4909               0   1  0     1       HERE'S YOUR HOST (536)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN 4754   5  3 1 AVID FANS 65         MADAME HYDRA 4752     378   
11-9-10-11-9-13- 2321   0  1 0 BETTY AND THE BO 301 BANDIT PRINCE         380  NONE
BIG LOSS 2318           0  1 0 BETTY AND THE BO 301 SPYMASTER             380  NONE
BUDDY HACKETT 2319      0  1 0 BETTY AND THE BO 301 BANDIT PRINCE         380  NONE
HERRIBLE HAMMER 2320    0  1 0 BETTY AND THE BO 301 HIGH ELF              380  NONE
SLUG 2317               0  1 0 BETTY AND THE BO 301 STONE GOLEM           380  NONE
DEADER #2 4883          0  1 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     MOUNTAIN TROLL        380  NONE
KERRIGAN 3545          13  8 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     UKKO 4780             377   
STARWIND 4684           4  5 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     DANGEROUS CRIMIN      380  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Master Darque -- Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be It Officially Recorded in Blood that the 
following are participating as veteran partners in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse Five 
contest:

     Team Name: Abattoir 5 Blades
     Manager Name: Hammer
     Partner's Name: Nomad
     Squad Name: Phantom Blades

My Gift Certs for entry in the contest will be sent to you after I return from the 
Philippines later this January or early February! -- Hammer, mgr Abattoir 5 Blades

Attention Master Darque -- For the sake of clarification, my partner in the upcoming 
SSH5 is Nomad who manages Phantom Regiment.  Our Squad Name is Phantom Blades. -- 
Hammer, mgr Abattoir 5 Blades
 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEADER #2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
11-9-10-11-9-13-21 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HERRIBLE HAMMER was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BUDDY HACKETT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BIG LOSS was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
SLUG was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
MARSH FELLOW devastated SCANDAL SAVAGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
MADAME HYDRA was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's fight.
SNAEGH won victory over RAYNOR in a 2 minute expert's duel.
WAR MAIDEN vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STARWIND was viciously butchered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory fight.
BEA LIGERENT beat HUMAN BEAN in a 2 minute melee.
LADY MACDEATH overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
URBAN LEGEND was subdued by JIMMY GOLDEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
WORK HORSE devastated FAMILY RECIPE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
SHRIMP SCAMP was viciously subdued by PRISM GUARD in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
ADRIAN STREET overpowered BOB BARKER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
RON FULLER was handily defeated by CHUCK BARRIS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
UNDK bested ROBERT FULLER in a exciting 4 minute novice's brawl.
SPACE DANDY was demolished by KWITCHERBICHON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARLOCK overpowered JERRY STUBBS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
FOLK TALE bested USKURNTAI in a 1 minute novice's bout.
QUATAN lost to WINK MARTINDALE in a action packed 3 minute novice's match.
ALEX TREBEK vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
PAT SAJAK defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  0      33  |

Turn 380 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       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MARSH FELLOW 4815           8   2  1  111 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
LUNGING ATTACK   MADAME HYDRA 4752          15   6  1   88 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        14   7  1   88 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                19   5  0   80 GOING BERSERK (527)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            14  11  1   71 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is SNAEGH 4792.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
UNDK 4872.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLUG 2317, MADAME HYDRA 4752, 
SNAEGH 4792, PRISM GUARD 4857, QUATAN 4887, WINK MARTINDALE 4910, WORK HORSE 4833, 
RAYNOR 3549, JIMMY GOLDEN 4880, and HARLOCK 4876.

The least popular fighter this week was SPACE DANDY 4875.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROBERT FULLER 4879, RON FULLER 4881, BOB BARKER 4909, FAMILY 
RECIPE 4854, SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, BIG LOSS 2318, BUDDY HACKETT 2319, HERRIBLE HAMMER 
2320, DEADER #2 4883, and PAT SAJAK 4913.

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, the census form has been eliminated, effective immediately.  Managers may 
register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by simply writing them on a 
separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  Each warrior may have 
up to 15 favorite sayings.  Each saying must be categorized Jeer, Gloat, Boredom, Ouch, 
Victory and may be up to 70 characters long.  For any questions, please contact the 
Gladiatorial Commission. 

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     TRICK SHOULDER (52-1053) OTTO'S PARTS  (150) 
                        POSSUMS (82-23222) LEE SAYS SO  (3699) 
                  MEROBRYLLA (82-37956) SUPERIOR FORCES 5702  (6302) 
                       IRONPUSS (82-38621) METALLICATS  (6419) 
                 AFRAID TO SHOOT (82-43653) ROOKIE MAIDEN 47  (7323) 
                   BLACK ANGEL (82-46442) STONED ROOKIES 16  (7787) 
                     FLIGHT (82-46541) STONED ROOKIES 35  (7806) 
                   RUN LIKE HELL (82-52904) ROOKIE PINK 13  (8917) 
                  LEONARD FUNK (84-9258) MEDAL OF HONOR X10  (1679) 
                TENURED WHELP (84-15361) DA ORLANDO MOB XXIII  (2713) 
                  CAT MESSIAH (84-16763) THE INQUISITION IX  (2961) 
                   HAND ON THE PUMP (84-29220) CYPRESS HILL  (5177) 
                          FJORD (84-36346) IDIOCRACY  (4683) 
                CLICK STUPID LINKS (84-42122) 99 OF 100 USERS  (7321) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes