DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/07/2015    Duedate: 05/04/2015

FREEDOM FRIES LAND ARENA

DM-47    TURN-353

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLE CIDER HIDER
MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
(47-8153) [11-5-1,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLE CIDER HIDER              ONE TIME!
MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)         BAD BEATS (791)
(47-8153) [11-5-1,156]         (47-8396) [4-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUGS                           MIGHTY MANFRED
TEAM TOONS (764)               TEAM TOONS (764)
(47-7737) [12-24-0,89]         (47-7738) [21-15-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)       46
2. WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)         46      LAND OF OZ (217)
3. SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)     29      Unchartered Team
4. D.A. REJECTS (787)          28
5. MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)      22      BAD BEATS (791)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BAD BEATS (791)            7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    8  1 1
 2/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         764 486 27 61.1   2/11 WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)       8  7 0
 3/ 0*BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)      3   2  0 60.0   3/ 7 WHITE SHADOW (779)        7  7 1
 4/ 4 D.A. REJECTS (787)        45  32  2 58.4   4/ 3 D.A. REJECTS (787)        6  0 0
 5/ 5 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   413 307 32 57.4   5/ 6 JOMSVIKINGS (756)         6  6 1
 6/ 6 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         877 685 45 56.1   6/10 LAND OF OZ (217)          6  6 0
 7/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (396)      296 266 23 52.7   7/ 2 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          6  9 0
 8- 8 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (784)   38  35  1 52.1   8/ 8*BAD BEATS (791)           5  1 0
 9/ 9 BASH BROS PARK (766)      83  83  7 50.0   9/ 4 TEAM TOONS (764)          5  5 0
10-12 FAST FOOD (724)          105 113  4 48.2  10/19 SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)   5  7 0
11/15 WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)       57  62  4 47.9  11/ 5 MSNBC (755)               5  8 1
12-14 NUKE TEST (769)           76  84  4 47.5  12/12 DARQUE FORCES (396)       4 11 0
13/ 0 HORNY GOAT X (750)        51  57  5 47.2  13/ 0*BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)     3  2 0
14/13 SPECTRAL STEEL (778)      37  42  2 46.8  14/18 CLAN KITFOX (781)         3  3 0
15/16 SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)   67  77  2 46.5  15/ 9 SPECTRAL STEEL (778)      3  5 0
16/17 MSNBC (755)               72 104  3 40.9  16-14 FAST FOOD (724)           2  1 1
17/18 TEAM TOONS (764)          62 104  2 37.3  17/ 0 HORNY GOAT X (750)        2  3 0
18/20 JOMSVIKINGS (756)         74 127  6 36.8  18-13 NUKE TEST (769)           2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 GARDEN STEWARDESS (32)   238 410 22 36.7  19/20 GARDEN STEWARDESS (32)    2  7 0
20/21 CLAN KITFOX (781)         31  55  3 36.0  20/15 BASH BROS PARK (766)      1  2 0
21/22 WHITE SHADOW (779)        32  69  2 31.7  21-22 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (784)   1  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And here I am at the top of the arena, fighting this turn for immortality and a
winning record.  Assur says to not hold my breath, as he thinks I am only favored
against two warriors that fought last turn and are ranked as challenger champions.
We'll see.  Even if I lose the throne, I only need to survive two more turns to get
that immortality prize.  In the meantime, dress warmly.  It may look nice outside,
but I will find any skin you give access to.

Ice Wind

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of FREEDOM FRIES LAND.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny 
Vir to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Those 
betting on MSNBC lost their shirt, as MSNBC lost their fighting abilities:  1-4-0.  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
WEIRD ALCHEMY can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, 
but SERPENTS HOLD 200 will tell you 67-77-2 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays 
for FRITO, who pummelled ORESTES, to pocket 21 points.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 points to EGG NOGGIN.  
(Discrete enough, YRSA?) The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as APPLE 
CIDER HIDER faced FREEDOM FRIES LAND's Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult APPLE CIDER 
HIDER, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me 
if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in FREEDOM FRIES LAND avoid D.A. REJECTS.  The warriors 
of D.A. REJECTS found their efforts at combat frustrated as MYSTIC ORC FEAST 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
CRAPULODON could open up a fast food joint!  CRAPULODON found himself challenged by a 
warrior 21 below:  NIGHTS CALL.  NIGHTS CALL of WHITE SHADOW kept his wits as he was 
overcame by CRAPULODON.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see CLAN KITFOX retaliate against 
MSNBC in bloodfeud!  How true is NUKE TEST's mettle?  Just one week remains for the 
avenging of M. CLOUD's death.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of 
severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in FREEDOM FRIES LAND would I 
avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for FREEDOM FRIES LAND?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE CIDER HIDER 8153       11   5  1   156       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WENDY 7552                   16  11  1   113       FAST FOOD (724)
-FOUL BILL 8061               11   4  0   112       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (784)
 MEGABOLOX 4312               16   5  0   111       WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)
 LIL JOHNNY 8184              11   5  1   107       D.A. REJECTS (787)
 GAUTREK 7666                 21  19  3   106       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 MIGHTY MANFRED 7738          21  15  0   101       TEAM TOONS (764)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE WIND 7758                17  17  0   100       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 EGG NOGGIN 8154              11   5  1    98       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-THE DOCTOR 8142              10   5  0    98       D.A. REJECTS (787)
 TEN TRICK'S EX 7878          16  10  0    95       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 STEPHEN KING 8308             8   2  0    94       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DIAPER LEEK 7887             17  11  2    91       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-DOG ON THE LOOSE 7756        14   9  1    91       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 ASP 7591                     13   9  0    91       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 NUT BROWN 8178                8   3  1    91       HORNY GOAT X (750)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUGS 7737                    12  24  0    89       TEAM TOONS (764)
-NK 7800                      15  20  1    85       NUKE TEST (769)
 HANZO 8018                   11  10  1    84       CLAN KITFOX (781)
-BATTLE BANSHEE 7979           7   6  1    83       SPECTRAL STEEL (778)
 QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 7774      15  16  2    82       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-WARRIOR WIGHT 7978            8   7  0    82       SPECTRAL STEEL (778)
 YRSA 7671                    17  25  1    79       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
-SUPERSIZE ME 8110             8   3  0    77       FAST FOOD (724)
 CHRIS MATTHEWS 7631          11  25  0    74       MSNBC (755)
 SKYWARP 8063                  8   6  1    70       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-TEENS SUCKING FACE 8040       9   3  1    69       BASH BROS PARK (766)
-THE BOMB 7883                12  18  0    68       NUKE TEST (769)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOMAS ROBERTS 8265           7   6  1    66       MSNBC (755)
-DEL ICIOUS 8221               8   3  0    65       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (784)
 CRAPULODON 4305              12  13  0    64       WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)
-MARLBORO MAN 8145             8   5  1    64       D.A. REJECTS (787)
 ULF LONG-LEG 8162             7  10  0    59       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 LIL PRINCESS 8370             4   1  0    59       D.A. REJECTS (787)
-STAN CAN 8058                 8   5  0    58       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (784)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNGEON PORTER 7837           6  10  0    56       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 ALEC BALDWIN 8128            10   9  1    55       MSNBC (755)
 FOX 8148                      8   5  0    54       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 CRYSTAL BALL 8257             6   6  1    54       LAND OF OZ (217)
 DADA 8385                     3   2  1    52       WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)
 LION 8020                    11   8  0    51       LAND OF OZ (217)
-TSAR BOMBA 7975              12  12  2    50       NUKE TEST (769)
 ZOMBIE ZULU 7980              9  11  1    49       SPECTRAL STEEL (778)
 ODIN AVERSSON 7968            9  17  0    44       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 ROOK 8204                    10   3  0    43       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 NIGHTS CALL 7989              9  12  0    41       WHITE SHADOW (779)
 STEVE KORNACKI 8202           9   7  0    38       MSNBC (755)
-MUMMY MUSKETEER 8146          7   3  0    38       SPECTRAL STEEL (778)
 JINX 7951                     7  13  1    37       TEAM TOONS (764)
 PHANTOM PIKEMAN 8277          6   5  0    37       SPECTRAL STEEL (778)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRENCH FRYER 8260             4   3  1    33       FAST FOOD (724)
 ONE TIME! 8396                4   0  0    30       BAD BEATS (791)
 JACK B. QUICK 8246            3  11  0    27       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 GOLDEN CAP 8378               3   0  0    27       LAND OF OZ (217)
-RYE ALA MODE 8345             2   2  1    27       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 ACE C. DEECEY 8369            2   4  1    25       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 CYCLONUS 8365                 3   1  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRITO 8423                    1   2  0    23       WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)
 PINHEAD 8353                  1   2  0    21       CLAN KITFOX (781)
 OPTIMUS PRIMAL 8297           5   3  1    19       DARQUE FORCES (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON QUIXOTE 8393              3   1  0    16       BAD BEATS (791)
 THE DIFFERENCE 8420           1   0  0    15       BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)
 QUICK SAND 8419               1   0  0    14       BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)
 BLINDING MAN 8417             1   0  0    13       BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)
 ORESTES 8391                  3   2  1    12       WHITE SHADOW (779)
 EPHYRA 8372                   3   3  0    12       WHITE SHADOW (779)
 CRONUS 8390                   2   3  0     9       WHITE SHADOW (779)
 ANDREA MITCHELL 8428          1   0  0     8       MSNBC (755)
 SUNSTORM 8377                 1   2  0     7       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 PYLENE 8409                   1   1  0     7       WHITE SHADOW (779)
-RONIN 8352                    1   1  0     5       CLAN KITFOX (781)
 ROSEBUD 8413                  1   1  0     4       GARDEN STEWARDESS (32)
 CONSTANCE 8416                1   1  0     4       GARDEN STEWARDESS (32)
 LITTLE RED 8404               0   4  0     4       GARDEN STEWARDESS (32)
-HAYABUSA 8360                 0   1  0     1       CLAN KITFOX (781)
 SADDIOUS TRUE 8421            0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE GROOVE (792)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIDING MOUNTAIN 8418    0  1 0 BIG LAKE GROOVE 792  BEAUJOLAIS VOMIT      353  NONE
JIM 8126                9  9 1 CLAN KITFOX 781      THOMAS ROBERTS 8265   352  JUST REVENGED
RUMBLE 8424             0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 396    FOIE GRAS SWEETI      353  NONE
SCORPONOK 8327          1  3 0 DARQUE FORCES 396    ORESTES 8391          351   
HUFF N WEAZER 8354      1  2 0 HORNY GOAT X 750     CREAMY OYSTER         353  NONE
PALE 8338               2  2 0 HORNY GOAT X 750     BEAUJOLAIS VOMIT      353  NONE
RAGE RACER 8262         4  4 1 HORNY GOAT X 750     CHEEKY SNAIL          353  NONE
DING DONG 7516         25 17 1 LAND OF OZ 217       APPLE CIDER HIDE 8153 352   
M. CLOUD 8234           8  3 0 NUKE TEST 769        ALEC BALDWIN 8128     350   
BYE 8429                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 20 749 ROQUEFORT KISS        353  NONE
CAPTAIN PEACHFUZ 7741  12 21 0 TEAM TOONS 764       LIL JOHNNY 8184       350   
BOMBULOID 4304         13 10 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY 480    GAUTREK 7666          351  REVENGED
CAPTAIN BISMUTH 8386    1  1 0 WEIRD ALCHEMY 480    ACE C. DEECEY 8369    350  REVENGED
NO CHANCE 8427          0  1 0 WEIRD ALCHEMY 480    ROQUEFORT KISS        353  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ice Wind is Duelmaster?  What happened?  Is another manager now running the team?
Well, congrats anyway. -- Oz The All Surprised

"North Fork -- An 0-5 welcome back?  Thanks a lot, ya jerks! -- Master Darque"
You think you can come and go as you please?  Hah!  Couldn't happen to a more-
deserving Coordinator. -- Oz The All Smiling

Welcome back, Sigurd. -- Oz The All Welcoming

Slugbait -- You scoot me into second on points AND kill my warrior?  Some teammate
you turned out to be. -- Oz The All Mourning

Ace C, Deecey -- I guess I showed you who is the real ace, eh? -- Golden Cap

Rook -- Lions are Kings and seldom bow down to rooks.  See what I mean. -- Lion
(roaring loudly about the win)

Fox -- I saw it all beforehand: a fox running away with his tail between his legs.
It was quite a pleasant sight. -- Crystal Ball

The two godlings we Ozers lost last turn were:
Killed by Apple Cider Hider (Ding Dong) 11-18-16-5-20-10-4 TP
DA'd (Auntie Em) 17-3-14-7-17-18-7 BA
The former certainly deserved his name. -- The Land Of Oz Publicist

Good luck to all in The Mailer. -- Oz The All Motivating

Be Prepared.  The Boy Scout motto applies because one never knows whence comes a Turf
War.  Master Darque didn't return to an 0-5 for nothing, did he? (little smiley) --
Oz The All Prepared

Ding! Dong!  The warriors's dead!  (What and upset!) -- Jack (3-10) B. Lame

Oz -- How old *is* the great and venerable Oz? -- G42

White Shadow -- You darken the sky?  Then we will garden in the shade! -- G

Vikings rock! -- Ragnar Lothbrook

Darque -- Welcome and "let there be *fight!*

Ice Wind -- Geez, hit me once with each of your 3 scimitars, and it's all over. You
should have let me break one more for you! -- Ten Trick's Ex

Little Johnny -- What does it mean when things are going south? -- Queen of the South

Skywarp -- I would have never believed with that challenge that I would be the only
victor on the team on a 1-4 turn.  Thanks for not making things really depressing. --
Stephen King

Tsar Bomba -- I was certain you were ready to fall over. -- Jack B. Quick

Golden Cap -- I'm on the highway to hell. -- Ace C. Deecey

All -- Clear a path for those who will lay waste to those in their way, Cronus and
Orestes. -- White Shadow

Garden Stewardess -- I would say you have just made the list but I find it bad form
to challenge below mine.  You will get there soon. -- White Shadow

Master Darque -- I won't hold any hard feelings if we end up fueding, but I would not
want you to lose any more fighters.  So it's best you just let this one go...Ha! --
Capt Umbra of White Shadow

Thomas Roberts and MSNBC -- Typical irresponsible liberal.  Prepare for bloodfeud! --
Master Fox (mgr. Clan Kitfox)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAGE RACER was dealt death by CHEEKY SNAIL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PALE was butchered by BEAUJOLAIS VOMITO in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HUFF N WEAZER was easily killed by CREAMY OYSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
RUMBLE was slain by FOIE GRAS SWEETIE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
RIDING MOUNTAIN was butchered by BEAUJOLAIS VOMITO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NO CHANCE was murdered by ROQUEFORT KISS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
BYE was slaughtered by ROQUEFORT KISS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HANZO bested THOMAS ROBERTS in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
MEGABOLOX bested MIGHTY MANFRED in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
APPLE CIDER HIDER vanquished ICE WIND in a 2 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
DIAPER LEEK was viciously subdued by GAUTREK in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
EGG NOGGIN overpowered YRSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TEN TRICK'S EX unbelievably bested BUGS in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
SKYWARP was devastated by ASP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
CRYSTAL BALL savagely defeated ZOMBIE ZULU in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DADA handily defeated ODIN AVERSSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
LIL PRINCESS viciously subdued LION in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.
PHANTOM PIKEMAN was handily defeated by ULF LONG-LEG in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
NIGHTS CALL was bested by CRAPULODON in a 2 minute brutal veteran's Challenge brawl.
EPHYRA was subdued by CYCLONUS in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
FRITO overpowered ORESTES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
OPTIMUS PRIMAL was outwaited by ONE TIME! in a 14 minute Challenge competition.
ACE C. DEECEY overpowered CRONUS in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
PYLENE beat LITTLE RED in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
LIL JOHNNY overcame STEPHEN KING in a 2 minute contest.
NUT BROWN overpowered CHRIS MATTHEWS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH overpowered ALEC BALDWIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUNGEON PORTER luckily beat JINX in a popular 3 minute duel.
STEVE KORNACKI was overpowered by FOX in a exciting 2 minute gruesome uneven match.
ROOK overcame JACK B. QUICK in a 4 minute bout.
GOLDEN CAP handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DON QUIXOTE won victory over SUNSTORM in a 4 minute novice's bout.
ROSEBUD was overpowered by THE DIFFERENCE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CONSTANCE was overpowered by PINHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
QUICK SAND overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BLINDING MAN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ANDREA MITCHELL savagely defeated SADDIOUS TRUE in a 3 minute beginner's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     32 -  24 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  33 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  20 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    83 -  82 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         TOTAL PARRY       65 -  66 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        65 -  72 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   89 -  99 -  9      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  33 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  41 -  3      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  62 -  4      35  |

Turn 353 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  6         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  APPLE CIDER HIDER 8153     11   5  1  156 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
TOTAL PARRY      MEGABOLOX 4312             16   5  0  111 WEIRD ALCHEMY (480)
AIMED BLOW       LIL JOHNNY 8184            11   5  1  107 D.A. REJECTS (787)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAUTREK 7666               21  19  3  106 JOMSVIKINGS (756)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIAPER LEEK 7887           17  11  2   91 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
PARRY-STRIKE     HANZO 8018                 11  10  1   84 CLAN KITFOX (781)
SLASHING ATTACK  SKYWARP 8063                8   6  1   70 DARQUE FORCES (396)
BASHING ATTACK   ALEC BALDWIN 8128          10   9  1   55 MSNBC (755)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUGS 7737.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MIGHTY MANFRED 7738.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUGS 7737, LIL 
PRINCESS 8370, ANDREA MITCHELL 8428, JINX 7951, FOX 8148, THOMAS ROBERTS 8265, 
GAUTREK 7666, CRAPULODON 4305, LIL JOHNNY 8184, and JACK B. QUICK 8246.

The least popular fighter this week was ONE TIME! 8396.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OPTIMUS PRIMAL 8297, SADDIOUS TRUE 8421, CONSTANCE 8416, ROSEBUD 8413, 
STEVE KORNACKI 8202, ALEC BALDWIN 8128, CHRIS MATTHEWS 7631, ORESTES 8391, EPHYRA 
8372, and PHANTOM PIKEMAN 8277.

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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