DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2010    Duedate: 05/12/2010

OSKSI ARENA

DM-3    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARFALE
PASTA (616)
(3-6871) [17-1-0,205]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARFALE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
PASTA (616)                    
(3-6871) [17-1-0,205]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TV DINNER                      THE VOICE INSIDE
GENERATION X (416)             STATE OF MIND (245)
(3-4910) [17-25-6,82]          (3-6974) [8-4-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STATE OF MIND (245)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PASTA (616)                 48
2. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)      29      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
3. GENERATION X (416)          27      Unchartered Team
4. STATE OF MIND (245)         27
5. ASTRAL KIN (230)            26      SHADOW LEGION II (493)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    57  13  2 81.4   1/ 2 STATE OF MIND (245)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    29  24  2 54.7   2/ 1 ASTRAL KIN (230)          9  6 1
 3/ 3 PASTA (616)               84  72  7 53.8   3/ 5 GENERATION X (416)        6  7 0
 4/ 4 ASTRAL KIN (230)         307 288 26 51.6   4/ 3 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    5  3 0
 5/ 5 GENERATION X (416)       131 135 15 49.2   5/ 6 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    4  5 0
 6/ 6 STATE OF MIND (245)       98 108  8 47.6   6/ 4 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       4 10 0
 7/ 7 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      671 944 19 41.5   7/ 7 PASTA (616)               3  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 647): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 653): ASTRAL KIN (Arcane Kid, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 624): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 648): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 643): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 636): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 255): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 481): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 529) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FAMINE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My dear friends of Osksi.... the fourth time is a charm, is it not?!
     Great thanks go out to TMM for keeping my throne toasty warm for me, I dare not
think about how this was accomplished in my absence but it is never the less
appreciated!  Unfortunately for Cadillac, he got restructured last turn with no signs
of a bailout in his future.
     Now on to more forward looking thoughts.  I see an inactive set of challenger
champions in front of me.  Do they fear the hammer or do they simply want to rest for
the mail-in tournament?  Who to challenge?  Who to avoid?  The answers are simple....
I'm doing neither.  A rare thing for me, indeed!  Whoever steps to me on the sands, I
hope you live to fight another day for my hammer hath no hypocrisy!!!
     Good luck to my Osksi brethren in the mailer... hopefully we continue our
relatively strong showings!
     Well, I must retire to wash the blood from my hammer before we meet again.

Your Duelmaster yet again and again and again,
-- Virtual Reality --

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail OSKSI!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as ASTRAL KIN is pushed out of 
top team by STATE OF MIND, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  CADILLAC DUNDEE 
has lost to THE VOICE INSIDE, falling 14 points, while helping make IRATE FORMATIONS 
a 1-2-0 turn.  Well done, OSKSI, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps VIRTUAL REALITY is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  
FARFALE challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone STATE OF 
MIND's warrior.  We should ask FARFALE about the thrill of victory, and what being 
the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm 
a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Elefont until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the STATE OF MIND stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on OSKSI, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding STATE 
OF MIND more than any other team we find DREAMS OF KADATH.  OSKSI, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave attempt, SHUB NIGGUARTH from 
DREAMS OF KADATH challenged up 20 points to fight BOB THE INHALER from the IRATE 
FORMATIONS stable.  SHUB NIGGUARTH perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
subdued BOB THE INHALER and ended up with 89 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARFALE 6871                 17   1  0   205       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURIOUS GORGE 6923           14   4  0   120       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRTUAL REALITY 6958         11   5  3    94       STATE OF MIND (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE VOICE INSIDE 6974         8   4  0    90       STATE OF MIND (245)
 SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952           9   2  1    89       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-PERFECT DRUG 6943             8   0  0    88       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       6   0  0    86       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231         14   6  2    85       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 TV DINNER 4910               17  25  6    82       GENERATION X (416)
 BOB THE INHALER 6928         16   3  1    72       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956         13   3  1    72       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987        6   4  0    52       GENERATION X (416)
 STONED IMMACULATE 6975        7   5  0    47       STATE OF MIND (245)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 ZOMBIE BAIT 6964              6   2  0    39       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 PLASMA GIRL 6996              4   4  0    38       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970         6   7  0    37       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAREOKE KILLER 6972           6   6  1    33       GENERATION X (416)
 COSMIC JOKE 7014              3   2  0    31       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985         5   5  1    30       STATE OF MIND (245)
 MEGA PIXEL 6995               5   0  0    27       GENERATION X (416)
 PRETTY HATE MACHINE 7021      2   1  0    26       STATE OF MIND (245)
 CTHYLLA 6953                  5   6  0    24       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELBOWS 6979                   3   2  0    22       PASTA (616)
 FREQUENT FLAYER 7027          1   0  0    21       GENERATION X (416)
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989          5   4  0    19       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 NOPEY 7022                    1   1  0    18       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977        3   8  0    17       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MENOLDRIN SKO 7009            4   3  0    16       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 CAVATELLI 7024                1   0  0    11       PASTA (616)
 IZ'CH 7010                    1   3  0    10       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 DAEROMENZIAN VAL 7026         0   1  0     1       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUNSPOT 7011            2  4 1 ASTRAL KIN 230       SPYMASTER             654  NONE
INSTANT ACCESS 6971     6  4 0 GENERATION X 416     VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231  652   
GEMELLI 6926            4  3 0 PASTA 616            SPYMASTER             654  NONE
RIGATONI 6976           1  4 1 PASTA 616            DARK CHAMPION         654  NONE
HELTER SKELTER 7012     0  3 0 STATE OF MIND 245    SUNSPOT 7011          651  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

TV Dinner -- "Unbelievably bested" is right!!  But I'll take it!  And thanks for all
those lovely skills!  Ka-Ching!! -- Vector Unstable

Stoned Immaculate -- Now that that's taken care of... -- Sunspot

Marma Duke -- The word "liar" is one of those prickly words that irk most folk.  I
should have been more discreet.  I apologize if I offended anyone. -- Kid Arcane

Menoldrin Sko -- Two fights in a row.  Are you stalking me, or do you have a death
wish? -- Plasma Girl

Skaevolovian Kor -- I couldn't get the jump on you??  Maybe I need to try another
weapon?  But I thought the shortsword was considered "quick"? -- Cosmic Joke

     Probably somebody's idea of a joke.

Jorja -- I've been gone for a long time; I am still awash in nostalgia.  Osksi used
to be one of THE arenas to compete in!  Now Shadowspire is the new boom town
(village?) and the competition there is fierce and varied and more to my liking.  But
perhaps we can court a few more managers to come here.  Long have I yearned to
return; if I leave it's with great sadness. -- Kid Arcane

Which reminds me.  Does anyone know if there is a map of Osksi lying around
somewhere?

     To the best of my knowledge, no.  Most of the town-maps for Alastari vanished in
     one of the office moves.  A map of the peninsula on which Osksi is built, yes.
     That could be sent either physically or as an attached jpeg to an email. -- the
     Editor

Saldorinivan Kiro -- Yes, I guess that's true.  Embezzling too. -- Cosmic Joke

Cadillac Dundee -- Viciously subdued... I like the ring to that.  A pleasure dancing
with you on the sands. -- Virtual Reality

Coffee House Poet -- That was not funny! -- Funny Farm Fiend

Sunspot -- My brother's bloodfued did not go through for some reason, however it's
always nice backing into one of those and winning. -- Stoned Immaculate

Bob the Inhaler -- I think both you and Stoned Immaculate should get together for a
little brew-ha-ha.  Something tells me that could be a lot of fun! -- The Voice
Inside

Saldorinivan Kiro -- Don't you just hate when that happens? -- Pretty Hate Machine

Furious George -- Thank you for not fighting this turn so I could regain my throne.
I look forward to a rematch with you so we can even up the score. -- Virtual Reality

Funny Farm Fiend -- Damn!  My manager just made a big mistake letting me fight you.
I missed the Initiates Class in the last tourney by one lousy fight!  Oh, well.  At
least it felt good kicking some tail on the farm!  And didn't do too badly for myself
in the tourney either, though I was on the low end of experience. -- Coffee House
Poet

Vector Unstable -- Why don't you try fighting me without wearing that tin can of
yours?!  Well at least I gave it a shot and asked you at the very least. -- TV Dinner

Falrondial Voth -- I guess my singing isn't the only thing that is getting better!
Haha.  Now it's time to give me the mic. -- Kareoke Killer

Kareoke Killer -- But you haven't killed that kareoke dead enough.  It keeps
caterwauling from the repair shop next door. -- Falrondial Voth
P.S.  I would not trust a kareoke to fix *my* carriage, but apparently some people
do.

Plasma Girl -- Drat.  I didn't even see you down there! -- Menoldrin Sko

Cosmic Joke -- No, really, as I said at the end of the fight, I wasn't laughing at
you! -- Skaevolvian Kor
P.S.  Much.

Pretty Hate Machine -- If that's the state of your mind, I think you have a problem.
-- Saldorinivan Kiro

Coffee House Poet -- And did it? -- Skaevolvian Kor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEMELLI was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIGATONI was luckily killed by  DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SUNSPOT was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
TV DINNER was unbelievably bested by VECTOR UNSTABLE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FARFALE devastated VIRTUAL REALITY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
SHUB NIGGUARTH savagely defeated BOB THE INHALER in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
PLASMA GIRL was overcome by COFFEE HOUSE POET in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
KAREOKE KILLER was handily defeated by STONED IMMACULATE in a 1 minute melee.
IZ'CH lost to MENOLDRIN SKO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
COSMIC JOKE overpowered FALRONDIAL VOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
NOPEY was defeated by MEGA PIXEL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
FURIOUS GORGE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
CADILLAC DUNDEE was subdued by THE VOICE INSIDE in a 4 minute competition.
ZOMBIE BAIT subdued PRETTY HATE MACHINE in a 4 minute match.
SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR bested CTHYLLA in a 2 minute bout.
FUNNY FARM FIEND overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute conflict.
SALDORINIVAN KIRO was overpowered by ELBOWS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CAVATELLI devastated DAEROMENZIAN VAL in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
FREQUENT FLAYER devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  10 -  2      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  27 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  35 -  2      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 654 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FARFALE 6871               17   1  0  205 PASTA (616)
WALL OF STEEL    FURIOUS GORGE 6923         14   4  0  120 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
BASHING ATTACK   VIRTUAL REALITY 6958       11   5  3   94 STATE OF MIND (245)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE VOICE INSIDE 6974       8   4  0   90 STATE OF MIND (245)
AIMED BLOW       BOB THE INHALER 6928       16   3  1   72 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987      6   4  0   52 GENERATION X (416)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZOMBIE BAIT 6964            6   2  0   39 DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TV DINNER 4910.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE VOICE INSIDE 6974.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHUB NIGGUARTH 
6952, TV DINNER 4910, RIGATONI 6976, PRETTY HATE MACHINE 7021, SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970, 
VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231, BOB THE INHALER 6928, PLASMA GIRL 6996, MENOLDRIN SKO 7009, and 
NOPEY 7022.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOMBIE BAIT 6964.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAEROMENZIAN VAL 7026, CTHYLLA 6953, CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956, 
FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989, KAREOKE KILLER 6972, SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977, VIRTUAL REALITY 
6958, SUNSPOT 7011, ELBOWS 6979, and FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FARFALE (3-6871) PASTA (616)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG BROTHER 5568 (85-93-1)             6  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
AUDIE MURPHY 6160 (137-72-2)           4  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
ALVIN YORK 6156 (125-83-0)             1  4  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETERNAL D.J. 5931 (85-39-0)            2  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
CARPET BURN 5698 (69-70-0)             1  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
FLAGPOLE PANTIES 5968 (72-47-1)        1  3  0         FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT   
GARGANTUA 647 (70-59-1)                1  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DORIE MILLER 6683 (47-46-2)            4  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
ARTHUR DEFRANZO 6646 (53-43-0)         2  3  0         OUR HIGHEST HONOR    
PSYCHIC FRIEND 4791 (25-21-1)          1  3  0         GENERATION X         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOT NO BRAIN 3617 (20-12-0)            3  3  0         STATE OF MIND        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FARFALE 6871 (16-1-0)                  1  3  0         PASTA                

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924 (6-0-0)        4  3  0         IRATE FORMATIONS     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PERFECT DRUG 6943 (8-0-0)              9  3  0         IRATE FORMATIONS     
COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987 (5-4-0)         3  3  0         GENERATION X         
VIRTUAL REALITY 6958 (11-4-3)          3  3  0         STATE OF MIND        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MEGA PIXEL 6995 (4-0-0)                5  3  0         GENERATION X         
RIGATONI 6976 (1-3-1)                  1  3  0         PASTA                

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAC MAN 6994 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         GAME GURU            
BOOMER 7017 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        
MS. PAC MAN 6993 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         GAME GURU            
SUPER SMASH BROS 6990 (0-0-0)          1  3  0         GAME GURU            

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPER SENIOR 4728 (27-22-4)            0  3  0         GENERATION X         

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ULDI SHOON 4951 (17-8-1)               2  3  0         SORCERY COVENANT     

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE VOICE INSIDE 6974 (7-4-0)          4  3  0         STATE OF MIND        
KAREOKE KILLER 6972 (6-5-1)            0  3  0         GENERATION X         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GEMELLI 6926 (4-2-0)                   3  3  0         PASTA                

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IZ'CH 7010 (1-2-0)                     0  3  0         DREAMS OF KADATH     

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes