DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/05/2012    Duedate: 03/17/2012

NIANIA ARENA

DM-2    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TASAIO
HAMOI TONG (469)
(2-4055) [13-8-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TASAIO                         POLISH CAVALRY
HAMOI TONG (469)               MISNOMERS (672)
(2-4055) [13-8-1,112]          (2-5761) [5-2-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KINTHIRA                       RATTLER
THE GOLDEN FISH (147)          SERPENTS HOLD (664)
(2-5705) [17-12-0,72]          (2-5766) [7-2-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HAMOI TONG (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HAMOI TONG (469)            31
2. SERPENTS HOLD (664)         22      042909A (659)
3. THE RUNAROUND (381)         14      Unchartered Team
4. THE FUNNY FARM (409)         9
5. THE GOLDEN FISH (147)        3      MISNOMERS (672)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 042909A (659)             90  24  3 78.9   1/ 1 HAMOI TONG (469)          9  6 1
 2/ 1*MISNOMERS (672)           10   3  0 76.9   2/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       7  6 0
 3/ 3 THE FUNNY FARM (409)     147 109  6 57.4   3/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     6  9 0
 4/ 5 HAMOI TONG (469)          63  65  5 49.2   4/ 4 THE FUNNY FARM (409)      4  5 0
 5/ 4 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    883 931 24 48.7   5/ 6 042909A (659)             3  0 1
 6- 6 GNU TEAM (670)            71  79  6 47.3   6/ 9 THE RUNAROUND (381)       3  5 0
 7/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD (664)       57  65  1 46.7   7- 5 GNU TEAM (670)            3  5 0
 8/ 8 THE RUNAROUND (381)       28  34  2 45.2   8/ 7*MISNOMERS (672)           2  2 0
 9- 9*BLADES OF STEEL (668)      1   5  0 16.7   9- 8*BLADES OF STEEL (668)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 696): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): STARKAD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): RAIGHNALL of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 697): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 692): PLAINSMAN of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 700): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): TROG of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 686): PETE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): MOSHI HARU of KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 651): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): ARMORED ECHO of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 584): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 530): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 578): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 696): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 697): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 692): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 700): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 686): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 651): TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 584): CODE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 578) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           GNU I KNEW of GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
               (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): SALDORINIVAN KIRO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): SNAPPING TURTLE of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 696): KELLY of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): TROG of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 684): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): MOSHI HARU of KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                           LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                           ARIOCH of MINIONS OF CHAOS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 632): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as THE RUNAROUND can attest...  HAMOI TONG had 
cause to celebrate, after GHUDA III got 17 points by beating FORBIDDEN FRUIT.  
CHAKTIRI certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to ROBOT 
CHICKEN and losing 10 points in the process!  Like a flirtacious debutante, NIANIA's 
Duelmaster SKIDMARK BUG found himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 
times!  Well, Duelmaster SKIDMARK BUG Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's HIGH ELF.  
Is a 13-3-0 good enough?  SKIDMARK BUG successfully staved off a grab for the roses 
by HIGH ELF of DARK ARENA.  Does NIANIA have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? 
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of GNU TEAM should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, HAMOI TONG scurried away from GNU TEAM.  Oh, the shame!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
HIGH ELF in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A.  Maybe that 
certain serving girl(?) at Jim's Tap Room will be!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, 
for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  NIANIA, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Jim's Tap Room.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASAIO 4055                  13   8  1   112       HAMOI TONG (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBOT CHICKEN 5728           12   8  0    90       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 CHAKTIRI 4118                10   7  1    79       HAMOI TONG (469)
 KINTHIRA 5705                17  12  0    72       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RATTLER 5766                  7   2  0    72       SERPENTS HOLD (664)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUPID GNUS 5723             16  17  0    65       GNU TEAM (670)
 GHUDA III 5786                7   2  0    64       HAMOI TONG (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAUL ON WHEELS 2938           7   4  0    56       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 POLISH CAVALRY 5761           5   2  0    53       MISNOMERS (672)
 PAPEWAIO 4124                12   4  0    50       HAMOI TONG (469)
 JIRO 5785                     6   3  1    50       HAMOI TONG (469)
 FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762          5   1  0    49       MISNOMERS (672)
-GNUTON 5770                   7   6  0    42       GNU TEAM (670)
 KESTRALINE 5783               7   5  0    40       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-GNU RECRUIT 5721              7  17  0    39       GNU TEAM (670)
 KORBRIZT HORON 5742           7  14  0    35       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHED EYELID 5775            5   1  0    25       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 GRAPE APE 5790                4   4  0    24       THE FUNNY FARM (409)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELINTERRI 5794                3   3  0    23       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
-THE LIZARD KING 5763          1   1  0    20       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 CHANCE 5780                   2   1  0    14       SERPENTS HOLD (664)
-SCRAT 5793                    1   0  0    10       THE FUNNY FARM (409)
 EAU DE PERE 5789              1   5  0     8       THE RUNAROUND (381)
 DREW 5815                     1   0  0     6       SERPENTS HOLD (664)
-CLOUD 5691                    0   2  0     6       BLADES OF STEEL (668)
-GHOST 5693                    1   1  0     5       BLADES OF STEEL (668)
 LUGBRUK 5822                  0   1  0     1       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 5819                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 664    SHEWISH GIANT         579  NONE
RED LIZARD 5769         6  8 0 THE GOLDEN FISH 147  JIRO 5785             578   
STARVING FACE 5751      3  6 0 THE RUNAROUND 381    SHEWISH GIANT         579  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Apologies on the death of Red Lizard.  I try to tell these guys to hold back
a little at the end of fights, but they are gladiators, you know.  Intelligence is
not their strong suit. -- Froot E. Bowl

Gnu I Knew -- Ha!  I told you, fight in my underwear, I win!  But really, you didn't
need to teach me how to parry stuff, I have no plans to use that anytime soon. --
Tasaio

Kinthira -- You are quite sneaky, almost had me on that one. -- Chaktiri

Korbrizt Horon -- Thanks for all the things you taught me! -- Mr. Ghuda

Rattler -- Okay, we give up, no more challenges from the Tong. -- Papewaio

Papewaio -- I'm sure it was NOT Dark Root that got into you.  Only low-lifes use
that. -- Kestraline

We congratulate Skidmark Bug and Gun I Knew. -- Jorja and the Golden Fish

Chaktiri -- You'd better that a REALLY GOOD dinner tonight, to balance the win and
the skills you got. -- Kinthira

Ghuda III -- Ugh.  Urk.  Owk.  Ack. -- Korbrizt Horon

Jiro -- I knew it.  Well, I suspected it.  A carelessly chosen arena name, and
suddenly everyone is out to get me.  I hate it when that happens. -- Ghost of Red
Lizard

Forbidden Fruit -- How could I deny you anything, even the win? -- Kestraline

Cloud -- The gods be thanked!  And you, as well.  I was thinking I couldn't defeat
anybody but a standby. -- Elinterri

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SKIDMARK BUG viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STARVING FACE was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BYE was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POLISH CAVALRY was viciously subdued by RATTLER in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
GHUDA III bested FORBIDDEN FRUIT in a action packed 2 minute Challenge brawl.
EAU DE PERE was savagely defeated by ELINTERRI in a 6 minute Challenge struggle.
TASAIO devastated KINTHIRA in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
ROBOT CHICKEN viciously subdued CHAKTIRI in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
KESTRALINE was viciously subdued by PAPEWAIO in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
MAUL ON WHEELS vanquished KORBRIZT HORON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JIRO handily defeated GRAPE APE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ARCHED EYELID subdued CHANCE in a 2 minute match.
DREW viciously subdued LUGBRUK in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  21 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  36 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  1      25  |

Turn 579 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TASAIO 4055                13   8  1  112 HAMOI TONG (469)
TOTAL PARRY      ROBOT CHICKEN 5728         12   8  0   90 THE FUNNY FARM (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAKTIRI 4118              10   7  1   79 HAMOI TONG (469)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KINTHIRA 5705              17  12  0   72 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RATTLER 5766                7   2  0   72 SERPENTS HOLD (664)
WALL OF STEEL    MAUL ON WHEELS 2938         7   4  0   56 THE RUNAROUND (381)
PARRY-STRIKE     JIRO 5785                   6   3  1   50 HAMOI TONG (469)
AIMED BLOW       FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762        5   1  0   49 MISNOMERS (672)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KINTHIRA 5705.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RATTLER 5766.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAPEWAIO 4124, GHUDA III 
5786, KESTRALINE 5783, ELINTERRI 5794, CHAKTIRI 4118, STARVING FACE 5751, ROBOT 
CHICKEN 5728, DREW 5815, BYE 5819, and FORBIDDEN FRUIT 5762.

The least popular fighter this week was LUGBRUK 5822.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRAPE APE 5790, KINTHIRA 5705, EAU DE PERE 5789, ARCHED EYELID 5775, 
KORBRIZT HORON 5742, MAUL ON WHEELS 2938, TASAIO 4055, POLISH CAVALRY 5761, CHANCE 
5780, and JIRO 5785.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SKIDMARK BUG (2-5711) 042909A (659)
GNU I KNEW (2-5722) GNU TEAM (670)