DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2005    Duedate: 03/07/2005

JHELUM ARENA

DM-4    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SERILIA
BLADES OF MIST (253)
(4-5193) [18-10-2,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SERILIA                        VAGABOND
BLADES OF MIST (253)           SCOUNDRELS (575)
(4-5193) [18-10-2,116]         (4-6049) [5-3-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERILIA                        SOGNATORE
BLADES OF MIST (253)           DREAMERS (569)
(4-5193) [18-10-2,116]         (4-5895) [13-14-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LOTHLORIEN (579)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADES OF MIST (253)        37
2. THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)       32      ORCCON THUGS (572)
3. ORCCON THUGS (572)          28      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)      15
5. LOTHLORIEN (579)            13      ONE HIT WONDERS (576)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ONE HIT WONDERS (576)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1*LOTHLORIEN (579)         10  4 1
 2/ 0*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)      4   1  0 80.0   2/ 4 BLADES OF MIST (253)      7  5 0
 3/ 2*LOTHLORIEN (579)          10   4  1 71.4   3/ 2 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    7  5 0
 4- 5*BABY BROTHERS (510)        2   1  0 66.7   4/ 9 BLACK & BLUE (547)        6  3 0
 5/ 3*SCOUNDRELS (575)           5   3  0 62.5   5/ 7*THE WALLEYES (580)        5  9 0
 6/ 6 ORCCON THUGS (572)        72  45  4 61.5   6/ 5 DREAMERS (569)            5 10 1
 7/ 7 BLACK & BLUE (547)        69  54  3 56.1   7/ 0*THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)     4  1 0
 8/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  67  54  4 55.4   8/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (546)  4  2 0
 9/10 BLADES OF MIST (253)     307 290 23 51.4   9/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       3  4 1
10-11 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)     227 223 12 50.4  10/15*ONE HIT WONDERS (576)     2  0 0
11/ 9 THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)    20  20  0 50.0  11/11*SCOUNDRELS (575)          2  1 0
12/12 ARENA FELINES (554)       56  59  0 48.7  12/ 8 DOGS OF WAR (115)         2  4 0
13-14 SOME BODIES (523)         36  44  6 45.0  13/17 ORCCON THUGS (572)        2  5 0
14/16 DREAMERS (569)            58  76  3 43.3  14-14*BABY BROTHERS (510)       1  0 0
15/17 DOGS OF WAR (115)        331 506 20 39.5  15-13 SOME BODIES (523)         1  2 1
16/18 FORCE OF FIVE (535)       44  68  6 39.3  16/16 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     1  5 0
17/19 MILLENIUM METAL (558)     44  70  4 38.6  17/18 ARENA FELINES (554)       0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/20*THE WALLEYES (580)         7  21  0 25.0  18-19 TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 515): DARK HELM of BLOOD OF THE SPIDER (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 401): NELLISTHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 520): SUNBURN of SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): ARCANE RAIDER of THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 515): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 519): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 511): QUIFF of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 503): BULMA of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): DAROSHTAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 351): ALTA CHESS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): WHIRLING WORD of 4-LETTER WORDS from CAER (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 515): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 401): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 520): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): LOTHLORIEN (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 515): I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 519): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 517): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 511): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 503): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 476): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 467): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 191): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 179): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 351): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 156): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 395): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 514): AEGLOS of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 519): GREEN BEAN of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 516): DREAMER of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 514): FREDERICK DOUGLASS of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                           MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 510): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 503): LE PAIN DLG of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                (turn 502): BRICKTOP of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 502): RONALD REAGAN of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
               (turn 501): POISON BEAK (21-5827) CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 475): KERRY BEAR of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
                   KILL'EM KREPP of ANARKYSTS (Iver, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 204): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 453): RONALD MCDONALD of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 402): HANNAH of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 350): TRAIN of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 155): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JHELUM once again!  Hmmmph!  I always thought FORCE OF FIVE was 
an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-2-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, BLACK & BLUE's 
4th moved them up to 2-1-0 place.  It seems so recently people were saying BLADES OF 
MIST was washed up, finished.  But 3-1-0 moved them up 2.  I guess they're washed no 
more...  Welcome to JHELUM, THE SHALLOWSHIP!  We need more teams who can get a 4-1-0 
their first time out!  What's with SWAYTHE?  She actually beat DREAMERS' TRAUMER, and 
walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at LOTHLORIEN.  QUET 
lost 10 points to UNCLE SAM.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe QUET will provide 
more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did ARCANE RAIDER wimp out, or just get lazy?  
Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure JHELUM is excited about SERILIA, the 
new Duelmaster from BLADES OF MIST.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I 
have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was MILLENIUM METAL.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at BLACK & BLUE ain't 
reelin'!  MILLENIUM METAL's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, FLIM FLAM!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Who will dare fight DREAMER, after he returned from the Dark 
Arena?  (For the record 14-13-1 is 93, and has he points) Some people are wondering 
why FORCE OF FIVE sent CRUD (3-0-3) to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on 
their team.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERILIA 5193                 18  10  2   116       BLADES OF MIST (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCANE RAIDER 4347           10   2  0   140       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 ANDROMEDA 5684               18   9  3   106       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
 RAEL 5225                    14   5  1   100       BLADES OF MIST (253)
-FIRE BALL 5486               14   8  0    95       SOME BODIES (523)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK CHAMPION 5689           12  15  0    87       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 VANGUARD 5966                19   8  0    85       ORCCON THUGS (572)
 PERICLES 5531                20  17  2    79       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 REVEUR 5896                  11  16  1    79       DREAMERS (569)
-PUSSY-FOOTED 5772            11  11  0    79       ARENA FELINES (554)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOGNATORE 5895               13  14  0    77       DREAMERS (569)
-ALL LICKERED UP 5770         10  12  0    76       ARENA FELINES (554)
 SNOW FLEA 6087               12   7  1    75       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 VAGABOND 6049                 5   3  0    74       SCOUNDRELS (575)
-HAPPY CAT 5771               12  10  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)
 CAT TUSION 5769              12  15  0    71       ARENA FELINES (554)
 FOG SHOWER 6100              11   7  1    70       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 JUSTGIVEITUP 5688            16  11  0    69       SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDER CLAWS 5692            12   9  1    59       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SWAYTHE 5253                  5   7  0    57       BLADES OF MIST (253)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NICKLEBACK 5798               7  13  1    56       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 TRAUMER 5897                 10  17  1    54       DREAMERS (569)
 DROMMARE 6066                 8  14  0    53       DREAMERS (569)
-GETS LAST LICKS 5768         11  11  0    50       ARENA FELINES (554)
-EMILLE 5357                   6   6  0    44       BLADES OF MIST (253)
 THE ANGRY GREEK 6174          6   1  0    43       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-ANNOYING ELLEN 6109           5   5  0    41       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KERRY 6126                    4   5  4    33       SOME BODIES (523)
-BRIDESOFDESTRUCTION 6141      4   3  0    33       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 HALDOR 6161                   3   0  0    33       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 DOGFACE 6031                  4  20  0    32       DOGS OF WAR (115)
 UNCLE SAM 6199                3   2  0    31       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
-DIPLOMA 6128                  6   3  0    26       BLACK & BLUE (547)
 SARALIN 6163                  3   0  1    24       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-RATTLE 6183                   2   2  0    24       THE WALLEYES (580)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DOE 6158                 3   2  0    23       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 LOTHAR 6184                   2   4  0    23       THE WALLEYES (580)
 BLINK 6162                    2   1  0    22       LOTHLORIEN (579)
-WHITE THUNDER 6040            3   2  0    21       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-DIAPERED ZALGOR 5367          2   1  0    21       BABY BROTHERS (510)
 SPIRIT IN THE SKY 6110        2   0  0    20       ONE HIT WONDERS (576)
 ROCKDIP 6182                  2   4  0    16       THE WALLEYES (580)
-SUPER JACOB 6151              2   3  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE (535)
 FELZOR 6185                   1   5  0    12       THE WALLEYES (580)
 BORE-O-ME 6216                1   0  0    12       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 APP 6181                      0   5  0    11       THE WALLEYES (580)
-PUY 5764                      2   2  0    10       TEERAK HA (553)
 QUET 6164                     2   1  0     9       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 GIMLET 6218                   1   0  0     7       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-JUNGLE JAM 6178               1   3  0     6       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 SCANDALF 6219                 1   0  0     6       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 LEGALASS 6217                 1   0  0     5       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
 FLIM FLAM 6173                0   5  0     5       THE MOTHERSHIP 5 (401)
 EVERGREY 6210                 1   1  0     4       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 Q 6160                        0   2  0     2       LOTHLORIEN (579)
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 6209        0   2  0     2       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 ARAGANT 6220                  0   1  0     2       THE SHALLOWSHIP (582)
-HUNTING WOLF 4237             0   1  0     1       TRIBAL COUNCIL (120)
-JUUNK 6196                    0   1  0     1       MILLENIUM METAL (558)
 SILK 6231                     0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (535)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CLOSE 6232             0  1 0 BLADES OF MIST 253    WURM KIN 607          517 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOUNTAIN TROLL 598     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DREAMER 5894          517 NONE    
CRUD 6169              3  1 3 FORCE OF FIVE 535     SPYMASTER 602         517 NONE    
PSYCHOSIS 6203         0  1 0 ORCCON THUGS 572      ARENAMASTER NARHM 603 517 NONE    
DA 2 6214              0  1 0 ORCCON THUGS 572      STONE GOLEM 606       517 NONE    
DA 1 6213              0  1 0 ORCCON THUGS 572      SHEWISH GIANT 601     517 NONE    
DA 3 6215              0  1 0 ORCCON THUGS 572      SHEWISH GIANT 601     517 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Super Jacob -- Um... correct me if I'm wrong here, but shouldn't you WIN if you're
super -- Dogface
P.S.  Or at least learn more than one skill.

Reveur -- (ack!)  (spit)  Not the sand, PLEASE!  It isn't even CLEAN sand. --
Pericles

31 January 2005
     My fellow duelists I come before you bearing a sad and unfortunate message.
Several months ago our group, the Vendetta Cartel, had lost contact with one of our
friends.  Since he was in contact or correspondence on an almost daily basis there
was concern amongst us.  With some research two of our members discovered why contact
was lost with him.
     On November 10, 2004, Richard Hammes was taken from us in a senseless act of
violence during a robbery attempt at a friend's store where he sometimes worked.  He
was watching the store so his friend could go home to tend to his son who had taken
ill.  You may have known Rich as Abarsis, The Slaughter Priest ; richh10 on the RT;
or gameogre on the Duel2 messageboard.  You may not have known that he spent 13 years
serving the United States in the Navy.
     Rich dearly loved this game and all it encompassed.  He may not have been the
best or most experienced manager but he loved to interact with others and was quick
to offer advice whenever anyone asked for help.  He was always kind and gracious and
tried to strengthen our game, often by helping new players feel welcome or give them
a chance to compete.  With his prolific posting I know that I am simply speaking the
obvious about what he did for our game.  Many, like me, were drawn to him, perhaps
for his kind nature or his sense of humor, and it appears he lived his life as he
played this game.  Always willing to help or do right by others.
     I realize that he had many friends outside the VC so I will include the link to
the news story in case any of his other friends would like to know more of what
happened.  We're all dealt a hand in life but it's not the strength of the hand
you're dealt but rather how you play it that really matters.  Rich played his hand to
the very best of his human ability and for this I admire him greatly.  I know we all
choose to like or dislike managers but I believe deep down we are all good and
decent, in this game, and will drop party (alliance) lines and will show the proper
respect.
     http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20041112/news_7m12clerk.html
     Rich was taken from us all to soon and with so much left to offer the community
around him.  He spoke of a desire to run a contest on the Duel2 site which I hope to
uphold in his name.  Some of the people I have spoken with think it would be a nice
gesture to do one final good act in Rich's name, though it could never match what he
would've done within his community, for his community of San Diego.  I hope that with
this contest we might raise a little money to donate to an appropriate charity within
San Diego in his name.
     In conclusion I send a message to Rich:
     "Rich, though I'm sure you gathered this I never really told you how much I
admired you and what a friend I considered you.  I thank you for being my voice of
reason and always reminding me of why we both loved this game so much!  You have
taught me one final valuable lesson in learning more of you.  There are things far
more valuable in life than material possessions such as character and kindness.  That
nothing going on in your life means that you cannot find a way to be kind and giving
to others.  We always spoke of meeting someday and until we finally do know that you
will live on in with me and the rest of your brothers and sisters in the Cartel:
Master Darque, Kat, Bum, Sensei Jan, Maximillian, Hammer, Fizban, Firehawk, Phat
Phat.  You increased all of our enjoyment of this game, you were a true ambassador of
Duelmasters, and the game will not be quite the same without you.  A farewell battle
cry from the ZalCon:  'Confusion to our enemies'.  May your soul rest in peace, my
friend."
     Should anyone wish to correspond about Rich feel free to contact myself, or
anyone else within the Vendetta Cartel.
     Street Legal
     Jeff Bura
     The Death Squad(63) in Tobir or triumph1971@hotmail.com

31 January 2005
     Be it known throughout Alastari that Hammer is no longer a member of the
Vendetta Cartel alliance.
     A difference of opinion with another highly respected member of the VC due to my
recent vocal actions in DM 47 can only be resolved by my resignation from the VC as
of January 29, 2005.
     I leave of my own accord, in good standing with all members and with no hard
feelings towards anyone in the Vendetta Cartel.
     There was a time when I felt that my membership in the VC made the alliance
stronger.  I know that my resignation today makes the Vendetta Cartel a stronger
alliance with my absence. -- Hammer

1 February 2005
                           St. Valentine's Massacre update
My apologies, the Kill Contest starting on turn 476 in Jhans will run for 10 (ten)
turns ending on turn number 486.
                                                                   Azrael

5 February 2005
On behalf of the ILLUMINATI Confederation of Alliances (The kLk, CHAOS, Inc. and The
Company of Brothers) I would like to express our sympathies concerning the tragic
loss of Rich Hammes to both the DM community and to the real life world.  Surely our
loss has been Heaven's gain. -- Talon Darkhart, deeply sorrowful
                                kLk God of War, Illuminati Alliance, Puppetmaster

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DREAMER butchered MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRUD was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
PSYCHOSIS was assassinated by ARENAMASTER NARHMIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA 2 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DA 1 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 3 was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
CLOSE was butchered by WURM KIN in a popular 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
REVEUR was overpowered by RAEL in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SOGNATORE viciously subdued JUSTGIVEITUP in a 4 minute expert's Challenge melee.
JOHN DOE defeated ROCKDIP in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
EVERGREY was vanquished by LOTHAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLINK overpowered FELZOR in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge melee.
SPIRIT IN THE SKY subdued APP in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
ANDROMEDA handily defeated DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SERILIA demolished PERICLES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
VANGUARD overcame VAGABOND in a action packed 3 minute fight.
CAT TUSION was defeated by SNOW FLEA in a action packed 1 minute expert's struggle.
FOG SHOWER savagely defeated THE ANGRY GREEK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
TRAUMER was narrowly defeated by SWAYTHE in a 2 minute bout.
DOGFACE was demolished by DROMMARE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HALDOR overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
QUET was devastated by UNCLE SAM in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
SARALIN viciously subdued ARAGANT in a 3 minute gruesome novice's match.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE lost to SCANDALF in a 1 minute amateur's fray.
Q was overpowered by BORE-O-ME in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
FLIM FLAM lost to GIMLET in a 3 minute novice's match.
LEGALASS viciously subdued SILK in a 7 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        39 -  35 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  34 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  58 -  8      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  36 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  32 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  28 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  20 -  1      39  |

Turn 517 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SERILIA 5193               18  10  2  116 BLADES OF MIST (253)
BASHING ATTACK   ANDROMEDA 5684             18   9  3  106 SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (546)
WALL OF STEEL    RAEL 5225                  14   5  1  100 BLADES OF MIST (253)
TOTAL PARRY      VANGUARD 5966              19   8  0   85 ORCCON THUGS (572)
AIMED BLOW       PERICLES 5531              20  17  2   79 DOGS OF WAR (115)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOW FLEA 6087             12   7  1   75 BLACK & BLUE (547)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERILIA 5193.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOGNATORE 5895.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAGABOND 6049, FOG 
SHOWER 6100, SWAYTHE 5253, JUSTGIVEITUP 5688, SPIRIT IN THE SKY 6110, SERILIA 5193, 
SNOW FLEA 6087, UNCLE SAM 6199, SARALIN 6163, and BORE-O-ME 6216.

The least popular fighter this week was SILK 6231.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARAGANT 6220, DOGFACE 6031, DARK CHAMPION 5689, APP 6181, EVERGREY 
6210, ROCKDIP 6182, CLOSE 6232, DA 3 6215, DA 1 6213, and DA 2 6214.

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

DREAMER (4-5894) DREAMERS (569)

                                  Name-Change-O-Rama

     The winter tourney brought a lot of people to the Isle who didn't appear there 
normally.  This included Commission employees.  Half a dozen arenamasters regarded 
each other warily in the mirror behind the bar at the Pig in a Haystack.  The Pig was 
obscure and mediocre, drawing few gladiators, which is what they had all been looking 
for.  They saw gladiators every day.  Most arenamaster were convinced that this was 
some kind of punishment.
     You could always pick out the arenamasters in a crowd.  There were superficial 
differences:  One of these had clearly Adantri features, one wore an eye-patch, two 
were female.  But there were, in significant ways, alike.  The same size, the same 
hair-trigger alertness, the same deadliness.
     The one-eyed man broke the ice, raising his beer mug in salute.  "I'm Zrof One-
Eye from Zukal.  Sugar of Arvat--"  One of the women bowed slightly.  "I know Sugar.  
The rest of you...?"
     The Adantri matched his salute.  "Dernal of Dayla Kiv."
     "Daiyla Kiv?  Ah...."
     "No, without the 'I' in it.  These damned bureaucrats can't spell, and they 
thought adding an unnecessary vowel was exotic."  Disgust dripped from his voice.
     "Tell me about it!" another man growled in agreement.  "Khagal of Niatoli, and 
what they do to the spelling of THAT simple word--!"
     "I thought Daiyla, I mean Dayla Kiv had a different name right now," 
Arenamistress Sugar said.  "The arena, at least, because of a contest?"
     "Chavez Ravine."  Dernal's tone was the one that substituted in polite company 
for spitting on the floor.
     Zrof blinked, taken aback by the bitterness.  He wouldn't have minded a contest 
in Zukal, and damn what they called the place.  "It's only temporary, though."
     "Temporary, shmiperary," another man muttered.  He seemed well into his drinking, 
although, like all arenamasters, he carried his liquor well.  "They do it all the time 
in Aradi.  No reshpect.  Go around changing thish, changing that.  I wish I could 
change shome thingsh."  He signalled the bartender for a refill.
     The second woman put her hand over his mug.  "You've had enough, Harkon.  Try the 
coffee, instead."
     "You should be mad, too, Ripplesh," Harkon said.  "They're going to do shtuff 
like that in Jahnsh, aren't they?"
     Ripples Dorrigan shrugged.  All the men paused, some with glasses half raised, to 
watch.  "It's the way things are," she said.  "Not much we can do about it."
     "You know," Khagal of Niatoli said, "maybe we could make a few changes.  Fix the 
spelling of Arena 33, for one, change a few standby titles--"
     "The Commission hates changes."  Dernal of Dayla Kiv topped up his glass and 
drained it gloomily.
     "Yes, but if we disguise it," Sugar of Arvat said, excited, "make it... maybe a 
general Name-Change-O-Rama!  Then we could slip OUR changes through and no one would 
notice or mind."

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     By popular demand, we are holding a Name-Change-o-Rama during the month of March.
If you wish to change the name of your warriors or teams, please contact RSI Customer 
Service.  The charge for a name change is $1, unless you're in DOOMCorps, in which 
case you take your chances.  (Just kidding, guys! *snicker*)