DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/30/2006 Duedate: 12/13/2006 OSKSI ARENA DM-3 TURN-567 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS BLACK WIDOW MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) (3-3662) [16-2-0,132] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader BLACK WIDOW FINCH'S ART MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) STL RAD (602) (3-3662) [16-2-0,132] (3-6551) [2-1-0,29] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite DOMINO JOE SOLDIER #4 GAMES LIBRARY (340) OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) (3-6562) [16-17-1,66] (3-6625) [9-2-1,56] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (-1) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. GAMES LIBRARY (340) 49 2. OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 43 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 3. STL RAD (602) 22 Unchartered Team 4. FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 12 5. MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) 2 STL RAD (602) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 3 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 242 142 17 63.0 1/ 2 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) 9 6 2 2/ 5 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) 23 15 0 60.5 2/ 1 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 9 6 2 3/ 6 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) 115 81 6 58.7 3/ 3*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) 6 7 1 4/ 0*STL RAD (602) 6 5 0 54.5 4/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 6 9 0 5/ 4*ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) 6 7 1 46.2 5/ 7 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) 2 0 0 6/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340) 464 721 14 39.2 6/ 0*STL RAD (602) 2 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Greetings warriors! It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the clash and bustle of the weekly OSKSI games. My praise to GAMES LIBRARY for their 4-1-0 week this time out. Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice! DELON LUROST caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 21 points in recognition. In one of the week's more notable duels, LORINS PELN put down DA3, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process. Not for nothing has BLACK WIDOW in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again. Would you believe that over half of the old women in OSKSI seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators? But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades that is city OSKSI. Vendettas. Bloodied blades and broken spears. Indeed the city has seen more than its fair share of red in recent times. My sources at STL RAD stable claim they've never seen the guild bitterer. This as a result of the untimely demise of NO BALCONY?. Beware SOLDIER #4! 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! The girls are as pretty in OSKSI as ever I remembered them....and the fighters as ugly! Don't let your reputation slip! Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off city calling to me. I must away! 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 BLACK WIDOW 3662 16 2 0 132 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -DAT NGUYEN 6216 19 22 0 97 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DOMINO JOE 6562 16 17 1 66 GAMES LIBRARY (340) SOLDIER #1 6646 8 3 0 66 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME SOLDIER #4 6625 9 2 1 56 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) SOLDIER 2 6675 5 3 0 43 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) -DIANE MACK 6435 5 5 0 42 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) BIG BROTHER 6706 3 0 0 42 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) SOLDIER #3 6683 3 5 1 41 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) -JEFF DUNKLE 6391 6 9 0 34 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FINCH'S ART 6551 2 1 0 29 STL RAD (602) OTIS 3 6695 5 1 1 27 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME IRON MAIDEN 6652 2 0 0 23 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) DELON LUROST 6715 1 0 0 21 GAMES LIBRARY (340) MAUR TOLIDAR 6674 2 8 0 18 GAMES LIBRARY (340) GRUNT 6713 1 0 0 17 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) FREAK SHOW 6688 4 3 0 16 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) LORINS PELN 6712 1 1 0 15 GAMES LIBRARY (340) COBBLESTONE 6633 1 1 0 14 STL RAD (602) -RAY MORAN 6436 1 9 0 13 AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559) -MISCHA 6560 3 1 0 10 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) BELLHOP 6629 1 0 0 10 STL RAD (602) TIMAURN VOTH 6711 1 1 0 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340) -ISABELLA 6556 1 1 0 7 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) JUNGLE JUICE 6705 1 2 1 6 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) DA3 6708 1 1 1 5 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) -REIKO 6553 1 1 0 4 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) SOLDIER 2 6709 1 1 0 4 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) SOLDIER 1 6649 1 1 0 4 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 (611) DRUNK DENNIS 6714 0 1 0 1 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? DRUNK DENNIS 6704 1 1 0 FRAT PARTY BLOWOU 253 DA3 6708 566 VORHAUS CHARN 6698 1 2 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340 FISH BREATH 6424 564 UHLEANE WIEL 6699 0 3 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340 SOLDIER #3 6683 565 COVAR KHEES 6707 0 2 0 GAMES LIBRARY 340 OTIS 3 6695 566 SOLDIER 3 6710 1 1 0 ROOKIE MAIDEN 1 611 BLACK ORC 624 567 NONE NO BALCONY? 6549 2 1 0 STL RAD 602 SOLDIER #4 6625 567 PERSONAL ADS Otis 3 -- You know, that was SOOO unnecessary? -- Ghost of Covar Khees P.S. And Nick has the NERVE to say, "At least Covar was mediocre"! Big Brother -- Gods, to think of growing up in a family with you! It makes me glad I'm a golem, though it only just now impinged on my attention that I'm...not quite real. A sobering thought. I'd better go to the nearest bar and correct that! -- Maur Tolidar P.S. Are you WATCHING us? Black Widow -- What a nasty-tempered wench you are! -- Domino Joe P.S. If you ripped my face off, which I'm not sure you COULD do, but just for the sake of argument, IF you did, then I'd be a double-blank, wouldn't I? Soldier 1 -- That was no way to introduce me to arena fighting! Why, I might take against it and refuse to do any more! Then where would you be? -- Timaurn Voth Soldier 2 -- You're trying to confuse me, aren't you? Because there are TWO of you out there, and it isn't just your name, it's a PLOT. A dark, dastardly PLOT to cause me distress and distrain. -- Lorins Peln Ed. -- Yeah. -- Maur Tolidar P.S. But if I could get boots like that, I would. They do sound rather fun. -- Ed. 2 November 2006 I received a Gift Certificate from someone. I'm assuming it's for entry into the Turf War 5. Whoever sent this to me...please email me at email@example.com. Thanks. 10 November 2006 The Quest of the Best has come to an end. Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest, wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners. Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the Quest. Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in the dust. Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink) Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions: 1) Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls 2) Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts! 3) Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts 4) D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen 5) Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation 6) Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders 7) D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights 8) D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights 9) The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion 10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their butt handed to them. Respect to All. Quest #1 host, Dark Knight Toker 14 November 2006 A Tale of Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution as told by Hammer the WordSmith SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the lingering wisps of memory from days gone by. From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation. Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence experience. The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times. Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities presently past and future. Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93. The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy. Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and gallantry before. Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike. History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes. Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and olden legends of times lost. [TIME JUMP] Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy, yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena! "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch Light!" Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81. Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind. From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty! Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn. Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand. Future events would lend themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for processing. Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM 28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!] Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena. After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then another group of hopefuls. After lengthy debate a third was cast aside. Deciding between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial Commission. The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney- worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager. [TIME JUMP] Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and now it was time to begin their training. The paperwork had been dispatched for registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which preparation was paramount! Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney Arena. Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red! Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No- Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly Expected!] Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his mind! When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night. These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had they fallen into the possession of most other managers! Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney Arena!] Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!] Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace! [TIME JUMP] Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting! Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81 [recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon graduation!] The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS stable managed by Sweety Pie. Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena! Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission. Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus] had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE. Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No- Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission. Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari! Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION. Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm. Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf. Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with GRIFFONRAWL MMA. Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!] Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!] Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in thought!] Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena. COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as to their intentions. Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was anybody's guess at the present time!] Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None! HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by! JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!] "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper" Hammer Minister of War 30 November 2006 NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE?? Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in competitions or even the game. If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition, we have space for up to three more managers. Contact Master Beru at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army of Darkness. If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate. May your blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SOLDIER 3 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight. BLACK WIDOW subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title melee. DOMINO JOE was vanquished by SOLDIER #1 in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl. SOLDIER #4 savagely slew NO BALCONY? in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match. SOLDIER 2 lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight. BIG BROTHER bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute bloody match. OTIS 3 overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a action packed 1 minute fight. SOLDIER #3 vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel. FINCH'S ART won victory over FREAK SHOW in a action packed 1 minute fight. COBBLESTONE lost to MAUR TOLIDAR in a 2 minute gory fight. SOLDIER 1 was beaten by BELLHOP in a 2 minute novice's melee. IRON MAIDEN defeated DRUNK DENNIS in a 2 minute novice's match. JUNGLE JUICE was bested by TIMAURN VOTH in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict. DA3 was subdued by LORINS PELN in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl. SOLDIER 2 was handily defeated by GRUNT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight. DELON LUROST devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 8 TOTAL PARRY 8 - 3 - 0 73 | |AIMED BLOW 7 BASHING ATTACK 14 - 9 - 1 61 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 LUNGING ATTACK 36 - 28 - 2 56 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 16 - 13 - 4 55 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 - 0 50 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 WALL OF STEEL 8 - 14 - 0 36 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 PARRY-LUNGE 5 - 9 - 0 36 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 6 - 0 33 | |SLASHING ATTACK 0 STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 11 - 0 8 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 - 0 0 | Turn 567 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-RIPOSTE 1 - 0 LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 5 4 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 2 AIMED BLOW AIMED BLOW 5 - 2 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 WALL OF STEEL WALL OF STEEL 2 - 2 TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK 1 TOTAL PARRY TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME AIMED BLOW BLACK WIDOW 3662 16 2 0 132 MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) LUNGING ATTACK SOLDIER #1 6646 8 3 0 66 OUR HIGHEST HONOR (563) BASHING ATTACK BIG BROTHER 6706 3 0 0 42 FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (253) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is DOMINO JOE 6562. The most popular warrior this turn was SOLDIER #4 6625. The ten other most popular fighters were NO BALCONY? 6549, BELLHOP 6629, FINCH'S ART 6551, IRON MAIDEN 6652, DA3 6708, LORINS PELN 6712, BLACK WIDOW 3662, OTIS 3 6695, SOLDIER #3 6683, and MAUR TOLIDAR 6674. The least popular fighter this week was SOLDIER 1 6649. The other ten least popular fighters were SOLDIER 3 6710, SOLDIER 2 6709, DRUNK DENNIS 6714, FREAK SHOW 6688, DOMINO JOE 6562, TIMAURN VOTH 6711, COBBLESTONE 6633, BIG BROTHER 6706, SOLDIER 2 6675, and SOLDIER #1 6646. The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: BLACK WIDOW (3-3662) MISTRESS 4 XMAS (304) JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!