DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/03/2014    Duedate: 09/30/2014

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-351

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PULLED ORC
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4702) [15-10-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PULLED ORC                     BONUSED IN DECISE
SHEWISH BUFFET (520)           ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)
(45-4702) [15-10-0,109]        (45-4164) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLITRINA                       ANGEL CAKE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
(45-4656) [21-26-1,90]         (45-4737) [6-9-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)     60
2. GOING BERSERK (527)         43      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         38      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH BUFFET (520)        37
5. MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)     24      GOING BERSERK (527)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      498 287 32 63.4   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       71  44  2 61.7   2/ 2 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      7  8 1
 3/ 0 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   32  22  2 59.3   3/ 4 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)       5  5 0
 4/ 0*GOING BERSERK (527)        2   2  0 50.0   4/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     4 11 1
 5/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      57  63  5 47.5   5/ 0 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   3  2 0
 6/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    331 394 10 45.7   6/ 0*GOING BERSERK (527)       2  2 0
 7/ 0*ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)    1   4  1 20.0   7/ 0*ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)   1  4 1

    '*'   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 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, 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 345): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, 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 378): Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, 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 344): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, 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   8 ARKERS (turn 378): ZEPHYR of Z GLADIATORZ (The Z Man, mgr.)
 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 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, 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

     Greetings, warriors of STORMCROWE!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  STORMCROWE's got someone 
new to push around.  C'mon everyone, challenge GOING BERSERK.  Let's see how long 
they last.  What's with INIGO MONTOYA?  He actually beat NORTHERN LIGHTS' SEAL 
DANCER, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at MAX'S 
MIRACLE while they watched INIGO MONTOYA clobber SEAL DANCER.  He lost 15 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  DARQUE FORCES' hatred of SHEWISH 
BUFFET surfaced again as BELLDANDY challenged STORMCROWE's top dog.  BELLDANDY was 
reminded on the sands why PULLED ORC is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DARQUE 
FORCES!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at MAX'S MIRACLE ain't reelin'!  
DARQUE FORCES' mad!  What do people see in SEAL DANCER?  His 16-17-1?  NORTHERN 
LIGHTS ain't talkin', but he's got 66 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing 
about the kind of fights that THE BRUTE SQUAD gets in.  He fights people like ATALI, 
10 points below.  I thought THE BRUTE SQUAD showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated ATALI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  So MEN OF ILL REPUTE sent DIRK HAMMERTOE to the 
Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where DIRK HAMMERTOE came from.  Dime a 
dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  Who will dare fight BONUSED IN DECISE, after it 
returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 1-0-1 is 33, and has it points) Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULLED ORC 4702              15  10  0   109       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLDANDY 4714               15   9  2    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                21  26  1    90       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE TRANSIENT 3494           11   0  0    90       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 INIGO MONTOYA 813            15   9  0    85       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 THE MAN IN BLACK 3417         7   4  0    75       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAL DANCER 4686             16  17  1    66       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ANGEL CAKE 4737               6   9  0    63       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              10   4  1    62       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAME HYDRA 4752             7   3  0    55       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BUTTERCUP 3416                7   4  1    48       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753           7   3  1    42       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TARG THE WHIP 4264            4   0  0    40       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONUSED IN DECISE 4164        1   0  1    33       ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            2   0  1    22       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 THE ALBINO 3433               4   5  0    20       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            4   7  0    19       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 THE BRUTE SQUAD 4773          2   0  0    17       MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
 THE ICEMAN 4760               4   3  1    16       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THELEN THE REDD 4263          2   2  0    14       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 NOK GORKA 4779                1   0  0    11       GOING BERSERK (527)
 UKKO 4780                     1   0  0     6       GOING BERSERK (527)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATALI 4770                    1   2  0     5       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TC 4165                       0   1  0     1       ONLY IN MY DREAMS (478)
 FROST GIANT 4784              0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BONUSED IN DECIS 4164 351  NONE
DA1 4776                0  1 0 GOING BERSERK 527    BLACK ORC             351  NONE
DA2 4778                0  1 0 GOING BERSERK 527    ARENAMASTER NHOR      351  NONE
DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492     8  3 0 MEN OF ILL REPUT 395 ARENAMASTER NHOR      351  NONE
FROSTBITER 4775         0  1 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  LADY MACDEATH 4774    350   
THE WINTER QUEEN 4672  17 15 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  BELLDANDY 4714        348   
BETTER THAN DOC 4162    0  1 0 ONLY IN MY DREAM 478 HIGH ELF              351  NONE
SC FAVE 4163            0  1 0 ONLY IN MY DREAM 478 BANDIT PRINCE         351  NONE
UNDEFEATED 4172         0  1 0 ONLY IN MY DREAM 478 DARK CHAMPION         351  NONE
DESSERT 4783            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   BLACK ORC             351  NONE
MEAL 4782               0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   DARK CHAMPION         351  NONE
SNACK 4781              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 520   HIGH ELF              351  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Seal Dancer -- Everything was going well for me until you twisted your Scimitar
around my parry.  Wonderful!  Let's see if you can do it again... say... same time
and place, next cycle? -- Inigo Montoya

Scandal Savage -- Bad matchup for you, both style and experience wise.  Still, nice
job hanging in there until the end.  Glad I didn't kill you. -- The Man In Black

Angel Cake -- Nice learns.  You're welcome. -- Buttercup

Madame Hydra -- I thought we said No Riposting allowed.  I am sure of it. -- The
Albino

Atali -- I gotta hand it you... you can take a hit.  Or three.  Maybe try swinging
back next time? -- The Brute Squad

Jorja -- Glad to see that you are still around!  Been gone a long while, but I'm back
now. -- Donald Trump, Trump Gladiatorial Enterprises DBA Max's Miracle

Lapur Bisque -- That kind of thing happens.  Just bad luck, I guess.  I was ordinary,
well, fairly ordinary, I don't really know what ordinary IS these days.  I was 15-9-
7-15-15-8-15 ST.  People say being a quad-15 is unlucky, and I guess they're correct.
-- Ghost of Ermine

Two-three with a death and a kill.  Whatever happened to simple turns? -- Seal Dancer

Pulled Orc -- It wasn't ME who pulled you, dammit! -- Glitrina

Inigo Montoya -- I don't have six fingers, I did not kill your father, and you ANNOY
me when you hit me, you know?  I don't like people who hit me. -- Seal Dancer

The Mordant Deserter is a creep.  And crazy.  Who would leave a warm place like
Mordant to come HERE? -- the Iceman

The Brute Squad -- Teaming up against me!  Just WAIT till my father the Frost Giant
comes after you! -- Atali

Lady MacDeath -- You are well named. -- Frostbiter, deceased

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

DIRK HAMMERTOE was butchered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SC FAVE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MEAL was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA1 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BONUSED IN DECISE murdered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
DESSERT was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
SNACK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena competition.
BETTER THAN DOC was put to death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
UNDEFEATED was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BELLDANDY slimly lost to PULLED ORC in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
BUTTERCUP was defeated by ANGEL CAKE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge match.
INIGO MONTOYA overpowered SEAL DANCER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE ALBINO was demolished by SCANDAL SAVAGE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE BRUTE SQUAD viciously subdued ATALI in a 1 minute novice's Challenge battle.
THE TRANSIENT beat THE MAN IN BLACK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
GLITRINA defeated WAR MAIDEN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
MADAME HYDRA devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
TARG THE WHIP devastated THE ICEMAN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
SNAKE PLISKIN was subdued by LADY MACDEATH in a 2 minute bout.
THELEN THE REDD overpowered FROST GIANT in a 3 minute bloody mismatched conflict.
UKKO narrowly defeated TC in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
NOK GORKA subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  22 -  4      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 351 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PULLED ORC 4702            15  10  0  109 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
BASHING ATTACK   BELLDANDY 4714             15   9  2   92 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TRANSIENT 3494         11   0  0   90 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INIGO MONTOYA 813          15   9  0   85 MAX'S MIRACLE (123)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            10   4  1   62 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753         7   3  1   42 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  TARG THE WHIP 4264          4   0  0   40 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLITRINA 4656.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANGEL CAKE 4737.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE MAN IN BLACK 3417, 
TARG THE WHIP 4264, GLITRINA 4656, DA1 4776, BONUSED IN DECISE 4164, UNDEFEATED 4172, 
PULLED ORC 4702, INIGO MONTOYA 813, SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, and THE BRUTE SQUAD 4773.

The least popular fighter this week was FROST GIANT 4784.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNAKE PLISKIN 3495, THE ICEMAN 4760, ATALI 4770, THE ALBINO 
3433, SNACK 4781, DESSERT 4783, DA2 4778, MEAL 4782, SC FAVE 4163, and THELEN THE 
REDD 4263.

                        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!