DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2004    Duedate: 11/29/2004

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHITE WIND
MAYAN WHITE (570)
(4-5902) [13-6-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MICHAEL COOPER                 ARCANE RAIDER
PURPLE AND GOLD (571)          THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
(4-5943) [16-3-1,119]          (4-4347) [6-2-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABHORRENCE                     CHARLEY PATTON
DARK TOADS (534)               CLASSIC BLUES (549)
(4-5568) [13-7-2,102]          (4-5840) [12-8-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FORCE II (537)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PURPLE AND GOLD (571)       86
2. FORCE OF FIVE (535)         42      PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
3. SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)   41      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (534)            28
5. THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)      23      THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)     66  33  4 66.7   1/ 1 THE FORCE II (537)       11  4 1
 2/ 1 ORCCON THUGS (572)        65  34  4 65.7   2/ 4 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)    10  5 1
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  59  43  2 57.8   3/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546) 10  5 0
 4/ 4 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       53  45  2 54.1   4/ 3 DARK TOADS (534)         10  5 0
 5/ 5 BLACK & BLUE (547)        54  46  2 54.0   5/ 2 ORCCON THUGS (572)       10  5 0
 6/ 8 DARK TOADS (534)          57  50  4 53.3   6/ 8 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     8  7 2
 7/ 6 MAYAN WHITE (570)         49  44  3 52.7   7/ 9 DREAMERS (569)            8  7 1
 8-11 BLADES OF MIST (253)     290 277 20 51.1   8/11 CLASSIC BLUES (549)       7  6 0
 9/10 ARENA FELINES (554)       51  49  0 51.0   9/ 7 MAYAN WHITE (570)         7  7 0
10/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     227 221 12 50.7  10/ 6 ARENA FELINES (554)       7  8 0
11/12 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     51  51  3 50.0  11/14 SOME BODIES (523)         5  1 2
12/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)     6   6  0 50.0  12/12 BLACK & BLUE (547)        5 10 0
13/ 0*SCOUNDRELS (575)           1   1  0 50.0  13-16 BLADES OF MIST (253)      4  2 0
14/13 DREAMERS (569)            45  54  2 45.5  14/15 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  4  2 0
15/14 SOME BODIES (523)         29  35  4 45.3  15/17 HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)     4 10 0
16/16 RONDE VAN NOORD-HO (536)  27  33  1 45.0  16/10 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      3 11 0
17/17 THE FORCE II (537)       128 169 12 43.1  17/20 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 0
18-18 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        33  47  3 41.3  18/18 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       2 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 DIFFERENT HATS (532)      48  70  7 40.7  19/ 0 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      1  0 0
20/20 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     40  59  3 40.4  20/ 0*SCOUNDRELS (575)          1  0 0
21/21 DOGS OF WAR (115)        323 500 20 39.2  21-13 SHOCK TROOPS (544)        1  4 1
22/22 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       37  63  4 37.0  22/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    1  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

                          ZalCon2 Standings through Turn 19

     First I would like to say it has been a pleasure...and complete torture due to
my own choice of scoring systems...to host this contest.  The next contest will be
held starting in March and each team will Dark Arena the entire team on Turn 1.  All
warriors left standing may stay.  There will be another round of DA's before the
contest points start.  The first turn of points will also be the turn after the Mail
In so all will be eligible as Rookies (unless you kept a DA returnee).  The point
system will be based on the Battle Royal with slight alterations for Style Master,
etc.
     Okay now for the drama that is the final turn.  Some of the contests are over
except for the inactive/death issues.  Here are those tentative winners:

Team MVP:  OrcCon Thugs
Warrior MVP:  Stigma, OrcCon Thugs
First Initiate Duelmaster:  Grotesque, Dark Toads
Aimed Blow Style Master:  Magic Johnson, Purple and Gold
Lunger Style Master:  Abhorrence, Dark Toads
Parry Lunge Style Master:  Michael Cooper, Purple and Gold
Parry Strike Style Master:  Putressence, Dark Toads
Striker Style Master:  Bram De Waard, Ronde Van-Noord-Hol.

     After poring over the last 19 turns for any mistakes in the scoring of the MVP
Top 11...I found a number of them.  All having to do with the quality win points
which I assure you will never be part of my contest again without a pre-established
computer program to do it for me ahead of time!  Here are the accurate, current, up
to date MVP Top 11 Standings:

 1. Stigma - OrcCon Thugs - 54
 2. Vanguard - OrcCon Thugs - 48
 3. Justgiveitup - Superior Forces ZC2 - 46
 4. Bagman - Hitmen for Hire - 45
 5. Kurt Rambis - Purple and Gold - 44 (83)
 6. Happy Cat - Arena Felines - 44 (76)
 7. Syndicate - OrcCon Thugs - 43
 8. Bram De Waard - Ronde Van Noord-Hol. - 42 (124)
 9. Magic Johnson - Purple and Gold - 42 (82)
10. Putressence - Dark Toads - 40 (105)
11. Grotesque - Dark Toads - 40 (98)
12. Andromeda - Superior Forces ZC2 - 40 (69)
13. Spider Claws - Black + Blue - 40 (66)
14. Charlie Patton - Classic Blues - 39
15. White Wind - Mayan White - 37 (97)
16. Abhorrence - Dark Toads - 37 (94)

     Half of the Style Master Competitions have come down to the wire!  Here is the
list of who can win each and how:

Basher Style Master:  Syndicate (OrcCon Thugs) holds all the cards up by 3 points
   with one turn to go.  The only way Grotesque (Dark Toads) can pull it out is by
   beating a Basher and finishing as the Top in Style Basher.
Parry Riposte:  Pussy-Footed (Arena Felines) will win this competition unless
   ICBTRISA can find a fellow PR, beat them...and finish as an Adept to get 3 points,
   then end up with more recognition than Pussy-Footed to win the tie breaker.
Slasher:  Charlie Patton (Classic Blues) has a 1 point lead over Shaq Daddy (Purple
   and Gold).  The most obvious way for Shaq to win is to be the Top in Style after
   next turn.  He could also beat another Slasher, finish ahead of Charlie Patton in
   recognition and have Bagman be Top in Style.
Total Parry:  Vanguard (OrcCon Thugs) is tied with Justgiveitup (Superior Forces ZC2)
   and has the tie breaker of highest recognition going into the final turn.  Will
   Manager lose his first Total Parry competition?  Stay tuned to find out!
Wall of Steel:  Ma Rainey (Classic Blues) still has a lead on White Worldbenger
   (Mayan White) here but is no longer the favorite.  White Worldbenger needs only
   stay Top in Style to win it.

     The final competition is against ourselves, the Iron Manager Award.  I would
like to give a hardy congratulations to all managers and teams on this list.  Next
competition the Top Team award will have multiple winners based on the formula of
Iron Manager Awards divided by 5.  This time out we have a potential for 14 Iron
Manager Awards:
     Force of Five, Different Hats, The Force II, Black + Blue, Superior Forces ZC2,
Arena Felines, OrcCon Thugs, Purple and Gold, Dark Toads, Dreamers, Classic Blues,
Millenium Metal, Hitmen for Hire and Mayan White.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out JHELUM to see 
what's new.  Uncool, SHOCK TROOPS.  I mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed 
to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at CLASSIC BLUES like 
really pulled together to get a 2-2-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  Cut this out and 
put it in your scrapbooks, SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up 
to 3rd!  MVP award for VAGABOND?  SCOUNDRELS' proud of it after beating DOGFACE and 
getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  ALL LICKERED UP got smashed by 
FIRE BALL, and lost 15 points!  WHITE WIND thinks hers 13-6-1 and studly character is 
good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  And I was just getting used to 
the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome WHITE WIND.  Aren't MAYAN WHITE 
proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  DARK TOADS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 57-50-4 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
DIFFERENT HATS' been avoiding DARK TOADS so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Can MAYAN WHITE's WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR be more popular than me?  She was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Ooh!  Did MICHAEL COOPER really 
know what he was doing when he challenged BRAM DE WAARD?  A 16-3-1 speaks volumes.  
(Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it means.) MICHAEL COOPER was so studly out 
there in the sands!  Beating BRAM DE WAARD and getting 44 points.  PURPLE AND GOLD 
must be proud, for sure!  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think 
BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION feels about being challenged by VIPER, 18 points above him?  
VIPER beat BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised 
VIPER would do such a scummy thing, either.  Speaking of challenging 26 points above 
did you hear about LITTLE MIKEY of FORCE OF FIVE vs. MILLENIUM METAL's THOUSAND FOOT 
KRUTCH?  (And how was that intro!) LITTLE MIKEY lost to THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH, but he 
got 1 points.  THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH won, and got 3 points.  I don't get it.  
GROTESQUE must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged 
SIREN WOLFE.  10 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought 
GROTESQUE showed great skill and promise when he beat SIREN WOLFE.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  How cruel!  MILLENIUM METAL heartlessly 
sent his to MUDVAYNE certain fate in the Dark Arena.  Is a 8-11-1 bad or something?  
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  NICKLEBACK returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a 
"little upset" at its MILLENIUM METAL teammates...  Hey, warriors get killed by other 
warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong with 
VILE's 8-2-0, DARK TOADS?  Like, who is this guy???  CRUD gets sent to the Dark 
Arena, battles SHEWISH GIANT, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet FORCE OF FIVE 
manager is surprised!  MICHAEL COOPER of PURPLE AND GOLD wasn't planning on killing 
BRAM DE WAARD, I bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and getting put 
on lists...  It was totally gross when MICHAEL COOPER killed BRAM DE WAARD.  Blood 
and itty bitty body bits all over the place!  Things weren't too happy at RONDE VAN 
NOORD-HOL., either.  MEMPHIS MAFIA figured it was better to let GEORGE MIKAN kill 
SADIE LYNNE unpunished, and not worry about getting nailed again!  HUSBAND really 
fought hard against TRAUMER.  That'll teach DREAMERS not to go and kill any of 
DIFFERENT HATS' guys again, huh!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would 
like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  JHELUM is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WIND 5902              13   6  1   108       MAYAN WHITE (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICHAEL COOPER 5943          16   3  1   119       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 PUTRESSENCE 5778             14   6  1   115       DARK TOADS (534)
 VANGUARD 5966                16   4  0   109       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 GROTESQUE 5571               15   5  1   109       DARK TOADS (534)
 ABHORRENCE 5568              13   7  2   102       DARK TOADS (534)
 CHARLEY PATTON 5840          12   8  0   101       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 STIGMA 5968                  15   5  1   100       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            14   6  0    98       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 MAGIC JOHNSON 5904           13   7  1    95       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 SYNDICATE 5952               13   7  1    95       ORCCON THUGS (572)
-EXCURSION 5030               21  21  0    92       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURT RAMBIS 5917             13   7  0    90       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ARCANE RAIDER 4347            6   2  0    90       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 FIRE BALL 5486               11   7  0    85       SOME BODIES (523)
 SIREN WOLFE 5719             13   7  1    84       THE FORCE II (537)
 CLYDE 5686                   11   9  1    81       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 DREAMER 5894                 10  10  0    81       DREAMERS (569)
 WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900       12   7  0    80       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 BAGMAN 5890                  11   9  1    80       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 SHAQ DADDY 5912              13   7  1    79       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 HUSBAND 5561                 15  10  5    78       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 WHITE DOG 5898               10   9  1    74       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 HAPPY CAT 5771               12   8  0    73       ARENA FELINES (554)
 THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580         10  10  1    73       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 WILLIE BROWN 5705            11   9  1    68       CLASSIC BLUES (549)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE MIKAN 5910            11   9  1    66       PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
 ALL LICKERED UP 5770          9  11  0    65       ARENA FELINES (554)
 PERICLES 5531                16  14  2    64       DOGS OF WAR (115)
-SERILIA 5193                 13   8  2    64       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 GETS LAST LICKS 5768         11   9  0    64       ARENA FELINES (554)
 REVEUR 5896                   9  11  1    64       DREAMERS (569)
 ANDROMEDA 5684               12   8  1    63       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 VIPER 6122                    4   4  1    63       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 PUSSY-FOOTED 5772             9  11  0    62       ARENA FELINES (554)
 MA RAINEY 5702               13   7  0    60       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 ROGUE 7 5813                 12   7  0    58       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 TRAUMER 5897                  9  11  1    58       DREAMERS (569)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICKLEBACK 5798               7  13  1    56       MILLENIUM METAL (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TUSION 5769              10  10  0    55       ARENA FELINES (554)
 PAVEL ICAM 6089               7   5  0    55       THE FORCE II (537)
 SOGNATORE 5895                9  11  0    53       DREAMERS (569)
-RAEL 5225                     7   5  0    53       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 SPIDER CLAWS 5692            11   9  1    52       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 FOG SHOWER 6100               7   4  1    52       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 CRAZY IVAN 5998              11   8  2    51       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 RED STORM 5889               10  10  0    50       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR 6042     8   7  0    48       MAYAN WHITE (570)
-SPARKACUS 6045                7   5  2    48       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 DEACON 5557                   7  18  0    45       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 AVREN RALCEN 5994             8  11  0    44       THE FORCE II (537)
 DARK CHAMPION 5689            8  12  0    44       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-EMILLE 5357                   6   4  0    44       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 SLIPKNOT 6065                 7   8  0    43       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 PROBLEM SOLVER 5829           7  13  0    42       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
 ANNISTEEN ALLEN 6092          6   6  0    41       CLASSIC BLUES (549)
 SNOW FLEA 6087                7   5  0    38       BLACK & BLUE (547)
-ARC BURN 5662                 7   9  1    37       SHOCK TROOPS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      4   3  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
-KERRY 6126                    2   3  2    33       SOME BODIES (523)
 RUNNABLE 6159                 2   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 CRUD 6169                     1   0  1    33       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH 6098     6   5  0    31       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 ICBTRISA 6133                 5   3  0    30       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 WHITE THUNDER 6040            3   0  0    30       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 DROMMARE 6066                 6   9  0    29       DREAMERS (569)
 ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           4   5  0    28       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 GALEK VREN 6154               3   1  0    27       THE FORCE II (537)
 DIPLOMA 6128                  5   3  0    24       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 GRELIS FLARG 6155             3   1  1    24       THE FORCE II (537)
 VAGABOND 6049                 1   1  0    24       SCOUNDRELS (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJOR SPARX 6084              5   5  0    23       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
 GREY WOLF 6145                2   2  0    23       SOME BODIES (523)
-CIRCUIT BORED 6131            3   3  0    19       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-SWAYTHE 5253                  2   3  0    19       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 DOGFACE 6031                  0  17  0    17       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 BUZZKILL 6157                 2   1  0    14       HITMEN FOR HIRE (560)
 SUPER JACOB 6151              1   2  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-FLUXIOUS MAXO 6130            2   4  0    10       SHOCK TROOPS (544)
-PUY 5764                      2   2  0    10       TEERAK HA (553)
 WHITE SPECTRAL WIZAR 6166     1   0  0    10       MAYAN WHITE (570)
 TOXIC 6153                    2   2  0     9       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 TEACHER 6150                  1   3  0     6       DIFFERENT HATS (532)
-OLEG GRISHKINE 6073           1   1  0     4       RONDE VAN NOORD-HOL. (536)
 LITTLE MIKEY 6152             0   3  0     3       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 THIEF OF DEATH 4348           0   1  0     2       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 JOHN DOE 6158                 0   2  0     2       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
 FREE BUCCANEER 4345           0   1  0     1       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 601      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          NICKLEBACK 5798       510 NONE    
SHEWISH GIANT 601      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CRUD 6169             510 NONE    
VILE 6096              8  3 0 DARK TOADS 534        WURM KIN 607          510 NONE    
POOR 6167              0  1 0 DARK TOADS 534        HIGH ELF 599          510 NONE    
CUBS FAN 5709         10  9 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    TRAUMER 5897          509 JUST REV

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COOK 6134              1  3 0 DIFFERENT HATS 532    VIPER 6122            506 REVENGED
THE MACHINE 5575      10  6 0 FORCE OF FIVE 535     PERICLES 5531         506 NOT REVE
AGENT 47 6088          4  5 0 HITMEN FOR HIRE 560   WILLIE BROWN 5705     507         
MUDVAYNE 5848          8 12 1 MILLENIUM METAL 558   BLACK ORC 600         510 NONE    
DESTRU INFECTION 4346  0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 401  DARK CHAMPION 604     510 NONE    
SENTINEL PIRATE 4349   0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 401  DARK CHAMPION 604     510 NONE    
QUAX 5958              9  7 1 ORCCON THUGS 572      BAGMAN 5890           506 JUST REV
BRAM DE WAARD 5701    15  5 0 RONDE VAN NOORD-H 536 MICHAEL COOPER 5943   510         
-JUNKY 6027            8  6 0 SUPERIOR FORCES Z 546 CRAZY IVAN 5998       507 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Thanks for the great contest.  If this Zalcon goes like the last, I will
manage to not get any warrior in the top 11.  Ah well. -- TigToad

Traumer -- I'm having a minor one.  Being a Cub's Fan is hard enough without your
help.  Oh well, such is DM.  One of the coolest (though not all that good) warriors
I've ever run.  I'm a little tempted to use a resurrection potion on him, but fat
chance of that happening!  Cub's Fan was: 9-8-21-17-9-3-17 AB, with an Advanced
Expert in Attack. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Viper -- I hope you're cursed. -- Husband

Fog Shower -- A win AND a skill.  I hope you're blessed. -- Deacon

Toxic -- You're not allowed in my classroom ever again. -- Teacher

Dogface -- Don't even think about it!  That losing streak is MINE! --
Assurnasirbanipal
P.S.  If you're serious about it, you've only got 56 more losses to go, 55 if you
lost this turn--for a share of that record, add one for exclusive rights.
P.P.S.  Even if you don't manage to get to 0-72, 0-16 is quite the accomplishment

Magic Johnson -- (with deep disapproval)  You're not supposed to be using magic in
the arena, young man. -- Pericles
P.S.  Shouldn't you be taller?

Bridesofdestruction -- I hope your husband beats you. -- Dogface
P.S.  Pervert!

You're all against me!  Nobody ever asked WHY I left, you just all SNEERED at me. --
Ghost of the Mordant Refugee

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUDVAYNE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NICKLEBACK viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
VILE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DESTRU INFECTION was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SENTINEL PIRATE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POOR was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
CRUD butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
STIGMA overpowered BAGMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
HUSBAND overpowered TRAUMER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
RUNNABLE unbelievably bested CRAZY IVAN in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SUPER JACOB lost to PERICLES in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
GROTESQUE overpowered SIREN WOLFE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
WHITE WIND beat SYNDICATE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
VANGUARD luckily beat CHARLEY PATTON in a 5 minute master's Challenge competition.
MICHAEL COOPER killed BRAM DE WAARD in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
MAGIC JOHNSON handily defeated WHITE DOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
WHITE WORLDBENGER was luckily beaten by KURT RAMBIS in a 5 minute Challenge struggle.
FIRE BALL devastated ALL LICKERED UP in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DREAMER was overpowered by PUTRESSENCE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GEORGE MIKAN overpowered SPIDER CLAWS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VIPER devastated BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PUSSY-FOOTED viciously subdued WHITE RHYTHMICMIRROR in a 7 minute Challenge match.
REVEUR vanquished SLIPKNOT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
ANNOYING ELLEN was defeated by DARK CHAMPION in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ICBTRISA defeated DROMMARE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
JOHN DOE was overpowered by BUZZKILL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LITTLE MIKEY was overpowered by THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
TOXIC was vanquished by SNOW FLEA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
JUSTGIVEITUP outwaited VETERAN MERCENARY in a dull 12 minute bout.
ABHORRENCE overpowered HAPPY CAT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
ARCANE RAIDER overpowered ANDROMEDA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CLYDE vanquished CAT TUSION in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SHAQ DADDY overpowered PAVEL ICAM in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
MA RAINEY was savagely defeated by THIJS ZONNEVELD in a 3 minute veteran's bout.
GETS LAST LICKS bested AVREN RALCEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's duel.
WILLIE BROWN demolished RED STORM in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
SOGNATORE overcame PROBLEM SOLVER in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
ROGUE 7 demolished GREY WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DEACON was viciously subdued by FOG SHOWER in a popular 2 minute gruesome bout.
ANNISTEEN ALLEN savagely defeated DIPLOMA in a 2 minute brutal competition.
DOGFACE was overcome by VAGABOND in a exciting 1 minute duel.
WHITE THUNDER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven battle.
TEACHER was vanquished by GALEK VREN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GRELIS FLARG overcame THIEF OF DEATH in a 2 minute amateur's duel.
WHITE SPECTRAL WIZAR overpowered FREE BUCCANEER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  32 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         BASHING ATTACK    61 -  52 -  5      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  32 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  28 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      28 -  28 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        51 -  54 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  61 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    90 - 103 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  49 -  2      36  |

Turn 510 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      3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 10                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WHITE WIND 5902            13   6  1  108 MAYAN WHITE (570)
PARRY-LUNGE      MICHAEL COOPER 5943        16   3  1  119 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUTRESSENCE 5778           14   6  1  115 DARK TOADS (534)
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              16   4  0  109 ORCCON THUGS (572)
BASHING ATTACK   GROTESQUE 5571             15   5  1  109 DARK TOADS (534)
LUNGING ATTACK   ABHORRENCE 5568            13   7  2  102 DARK TOADS (534)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHARLEY PATTON 5840        12   8  0  101 CLASSIC BLUES (549)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC JOHNSON 5904         13   7  1   95 PURPLE AND GOLD (571)
WALL OF STEEL    WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900     12   7  0   80 MAYAN WHITE (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABHORRENCE 5568.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHARLEY PATTON 5840.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUSSY-FOOTED 5772, 
WHITE WORLDBENGER 5900, CRAZY IVAN 5998, FOG SHOWER 6100, PUTRESSENCE 5778, MA RAINEY 
5702, NICKLEBACK 5798, THIJS ZONNEVELD 5580, GETS LAST LICKS 5768, and AVREN RALCEN 
5994.

The least popular fighter this week was JUSTGIVEITUP 5688.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FREE BUCCANEER 4345, TEACHER 6150, DIPLOMA 6128, GREY WOLF 
6145, RED STORM 5889, CAT TUSION 5769, HAPPY CAT 5771, TOXIC 6153, LITTLE MIKEY 6152, 
and JOHN DOE 6158.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STIGMA (4-5968) ORCCON THUGS (572)