DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2006    Duedate: 03/22/2006

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-267

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INOCHI
YAKUZA (541)
(8-4730) [11-1-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INOCHI                         ME CHEAT U LOSE
YAKUZA (541)                   ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
(8-4730) [11-1-0,113]          (8-4854) [4-0-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOOL GREEN                     HELEN OF TROY
ENTENTER (534)                 SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-4568) [14-13-1,80]          (8-4603) [9-2-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. X-FORCE (484)               46
2. ORCISH IDIOMS (563)         25      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. FURIOUS FIVE (543)          25      Unchartered Team
4. CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)    18
5. ASSASSIN NATION (377)       17      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       17   2  1 89.5   1/ 4*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)      13  2 1
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        63  32  0 66.3   2/ 3 X-FORCE (484)            12  3 2
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        506 330 13 60.5   3/ 1 YAKUZA (541)             12  3 2
 4/ 4 YAKUZA (541)             134  93  7 59.0   4/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245)         9  4 0
 5/ 7*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        14  11  2 56.0   5/ 7 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  7  8 0
 6/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      203 166  4 55.0   6/11*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        6  4 1
 7- 6*BLEAK LEGION (520)        12  12  2 50.0   7/ 5 ENTENTER (534)            5  9 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       61  68  1 47.3   8/ 6 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       5 10 0
 9/ 9 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202) 102 115  8 47.0   9/ 8 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  4 0
10/10 ENTENTER (534)            53  65  3 44.9  10- 9 A.K.A. (346)              3  2 0
11/11 X-FORCE (484)            143 179 13 44.4  11/14 ASSASSIN NATION (377)     3  7 0
12/12 ASSASSIN NATION (377)     21  28  2 42.9  12/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       3 11 0
13-13 A.K.A. (346)              78 110  8 41.5  13/15*LEVIATHAN (556)           2  7 1
14/14*LEVIATHAN (556)            7  22  1 24.1  14-13*BLEAK LEGION (520)        1  0 1
15/15*SOULTAKERS (553)           4  20  0 16.7  15/12*SOULTAKERS (553)          0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                The CONSORTIUM WASTE

Not everything in DM needs to be defined by the parameters and expectations of
today's game--godlings, sandbaggers, tournaments, life-changing prizes, +20 warriors,
etc, etc.  Many yet thrive on arena play, and for many years The Consortium was a
presence in 30+ active arenas.  The record of over 400 warriors graduated is not
likely to be bested in our DM lifetimes.

You may know of The Consortium for one or many reasons:
*  A different manager and theme in every arena with many personals, DM columns, and
   spotlights.
*  Helping many rookies and newcomers to understand and prosper in the game.
*  Running every rollup, with virtually no DM action.
*  20+ arenas with .600+ W/L record, many with 500+ wins, and some nearing 1000.
*  No down challenging, little killing, and great respect for opponents.
*  Well known managers like Curator, Lady Fern, Pretty Pandora, Crazy Creepster,
   Fandil The Wise, Kennelworth, Ace, Senator Bob Dole, Mr. T, Lenpro, Mino, JD
   Rockefeller, Snuffy, Oz, Sweetie-Pie, Midas, Uncle Sam, Oremaster, and many more.
*  400+ warriors graduated to ADM, with over 30,000 wins in the game

One major factor in all the success was the running of mid-level, mediocre warriors,
the most important of which was "The Consortium Waste".  How would you like to have 9
warriors (these are only examples of many more) provide a record of 175-48-2?  No,
not "scum' as by far the majority of wins were by doing damage.  These same nine
below provided 16 DM crowns, 4 TVs, and a 98-73-1 tournament record.  The
contributions are from DM 20 (Animal Farm--Mino), DM 40 (Demons Of Death--Pretty
Pandora), DM46 (Fandils--Fandil The Wise), DM47 (Land Of Oz--Oz), and DM60 (The Crazy
Creeps--Creepster). 

The data provided is "known starting info" supplemented by "graduation info".

WINGED MONKEY (47-1773) 11-14-9-15-17-5-13 WS                   18-2-0 record
Good endure; normal dmg; +3 att/-1 par; 2TV                     22-12-0 tourney
Great axe/mod/low     

SHAHAG (46-1556) 11-14-11-15-17-5-11 WS                         18-2-0 record
Good endure; good dmg; mode; 4DM crowns; 1TV                    27-14-2 tourney
Scimitar/Low/Very low

AMBER APE (20-2735)   11-15-10-17-15-4-12 WS                    20-4-0 record
Good endure; good dmg; +4 att/-3 par; 4 DM crowns                2-3 0 tourney
Battle axe/high/low

WINKIE (47-3210) 11-14-14-14-15-4-12 WS                         17-3-0 record
Good endure; great dmg (+); mode; 1TV                           16-7-1 tourney
Greatsword/very high/very low

SAINT LUCIFER (60-2194) 16-15-5-17-15-5-11 WS                   20-5-0 record
Good endure; normal dmg; +3att;                                 11-9-0 tourney
Scimitar/mod/low

HEATHER HIPPO (20-3229) 11-13-14-15-15-5-11 WS                  17-5-0 record
Normal endure; good dmg; -2 att/+4 par; 4 DM crowns             2-6-0 tourney
Morning star/mod/very low

GREY GRIFFON (20-1653) 11-13-12-15-15-5-13- WS                  25-9-0 record
Normal endure; great dmg (+); mode                              11-12-0 tourney
Broad sword/high/very low

AVARICE (40-2675) 11-13-15-16-15-4-10 WS                        18-8-0 record
Good endure; tremendous dmg (++); -1 att/-2 par; 2DM crowns     4-6-0 tourney
Scimitar/high/low

CHOCOLATE CRAB (20-1755) 11-12-14-14-15-5-13 WS                 22-10-2 record
Normal endure; good dmg; mode; 2 DM crowns                      3-6-0 tourney
Great axe/mod/low

These warriors and their managers made a very great contribution to making The
Consortium what it was and is.

As a final note, great warriors can be made with 5-9 WL warriors--the opposite of The
Consortium Waste.  Perhaps that makes for another day's presentation.

P.S.  By the way, for those of you who think that this type of design is a "thing of
the past", please observe "Hourglass" in DM47 running this very moment (10-12-04)
with a 12-1 record.  The Consortium Waste is invaluable and timeless.  (Hourglass
graduated; see Bull Horn DM11 @ 8-4-1.)

Brought to you by the many Consortium managers and scribes.

P.S.  This article was reprinted for Jan who said wastes were her favorite.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): ZEBROE of THE ZOO (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ASSHE-MASTER of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 534): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 527): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 524): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 523): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 521): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 516): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 486): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 478): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 468): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 214): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 372): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 169): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 420): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 535): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
                   (turn 534): HALO of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 383): KARATE WRECKER of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          TSUNAMI of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
              (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I know you expect a lot out of Duelmasters here in Arkers, but I really am too
busy to pen much.  I m hoping that Becky will help with this because I'm not the
greatest at book-learnin', and besides I'd like to try to cop a feel.  (You could say
that back in my day.)
     I want to give thanks to all those who got me here.  Mr. Twain, of course
started it all.  My Aunt pulled my ear enough times to help me mature.  Wrong!
Couldn't have gotten this far without my friend Huck, and, of course, there is Becky,
the light of my life.  (And the stars and the moon and the...well I won't go into
that, right, Becky?  Especially what really happened in that cave!  Wink.)  I owe
Injun Joe a lot, because he really made me famous.  And there is Curator who pulled
me and Becky away from things in that fabulous time machine of his, and taught me how
to be a patient warrior.  (Three yards and a cloud of dust--well, at least the cloud
of dust--you know?)
     Sorry, Lady Inochi.  Didn't mean for that to happen.  Didn't want to be your
first.  (Don't tell, Becky.)  But you sure were a feisty babe.  Second thought, can
we try that again?!
     Gotta go.  Gotta run.  Got fences to paint.  Rafts to ride.  Fishin' to finish.
Busy, busy, busy.
     Tom Sawyer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ARKERS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at YAKUZA left 
the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by ORCISH IDIOMS.  Good 
show!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as FURIOUS FIVE can attest...  ORCISH IDIOMS posted a nice gain, to 
come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  LEVIATHAN had cause to celebrate, after 
CHIANA got 18 points by beating YOR DETHKALL.  KISERU certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to ELIXIR and losing 13 points in the process!  
In ARKERS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new 
Duelmaster, INOCHI.  Word has it one team in ARKERS is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in ARKERS avoid ENTENTER.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the 
"warriors" of SMITHSONIAN, so did that sorry team shy from ENTENTER Everyone is 
famous for fifteen minutes, and LIN MINMEI is it right now.  Most challenged warrior. 
Isn't YAKUZA proud!  AUJARD found himself challenged by a warrior 23 below:  SUNFIRE. 
SUNFIRE of X-FORCE kept his wits as he was beat by AUJARD.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  A moment of 
silence for MOREGANA, who died an untimely death at the hands of SPUD.  In the spirit 
of revenge, we call upon SOULTAKERS to act!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see CHAMPIONS OF STEEL retaliate against X-FORCE in 
bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in 
the arena.  A certain tavern in ARKERS would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARKERS is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ARKERS 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INOCHI 4730                  11   1  0   113       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 4586                    17   9  1   110       X-FORCE (484)
 TIEN 4672                    14  11  1   107       YAKUZA (541)
 ZZZZ'S 4381                  20   6  0   100       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 NYTEMAIR 3602                13   7  1    98       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 TOM SAWYER 4281              14   5  0    97       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 HELEN OF TROY 4603            9   2  0    97       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-MONGOOSE 2663                16  22  0    94       A.K.A. (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUJARD 4639                  15  12  0    90       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-RICHARDTHELIONHEART 4023     12  13  1    82       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KOOL GREEN 4568              14  13  1    80       ENTENTER (534)
 ELIXIR 4815                   8   4  2    76       X-FORCE (484)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716           14   8  0    68       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 HAMMURABI 4219               11   7  0    68       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598     13  20  0    59       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 JERNIG MARS 4749             12  15  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZIP 4383                      9   7  0    58       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 SUNFIRE 4856                  6   3  0    58       X-FORCE (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAZZLER 4849                  7   3  1    56       X-FORCE (484)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             14  13  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KISERU 4717                   8   5  0    54       YAKUZA (541)
 LADY MACBETH 4627             6   3  0    54       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854          4   0  0    48       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-FALCON 3422                   7  11  0    45       A.K.A. (346)
 IMBER LACK 4748              10  14  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CHAOS INVADER 4867            5   2  0    38       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 LIN MINMEI 4875               4   1  1    38       YAKUZA (541)
 SPUD 4704                     3   2  2    37       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 LES PAUL 4757                 9   3  0    35       ENTENTER (534)
 OVERDRIVE 4792                6   5  0    35       ENTENTER (534)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURID 2943                    7   3  1    33       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 ATLAS 4891                    2   1  1    33       X-FORCE (484)
 CHIANA 4812                   4   5  0    32       LEVIATHAN (556)
 FOUL 2940                     5   4  0    31       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851        4   0  1    30       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 SOHEI 4876                    4   1  1    28       YAKUZA (541)
-MIST DANCER 4387              5   2  1    25       BLEAK LEGION (520)
-SIDESWIPE 4585                1   0  1    25       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 YOR DETHKALL 4850             6   4  0    24       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORE MOORE 4864               3   2  0    23       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-ZERO 4658                     2   0  0    22       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855         4   0  0    21       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 LOU 4706                      4   1  0    20       FURIOUS FIVE (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BASILISK 4659                 3   6  1    20       A.K.A. (346)
-STING RAY 4735                3   1  1    19       A.K.A. (346)
-LADY GHOST 4391               3   1  0    19       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 SPEW 3214                     2   1  0    19       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 CHACH 4703                    2   3  0    17       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         2   1  0    17       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 FLOYD ROSE 4886               2   1  0    16       ENTENTER (534)
 BLACK WIND 4900               1   0  0    15       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 CHUCK 4705                    3   2  0    14       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 MORG POTTS 4868               3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            3   1  0    13       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 AERYN SUN 4811                2   7  0    13       LEVIATHAN (556)
 JODIE 4707                    2   3  0     9       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-IRON FIST 4390                2   3  0     9       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 HOLGA KOBB 4898               1   1  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZINGER 4890                   0   1  0     9       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              1   4  1     8       LEVIATHAN (556)
 GRIM 4795                     1   5  0     8       SOULTAKERS (553)
 OUTLAW 4888                   1   2  0     5       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
-TEETH 4862                    0   3  0     3       SOULTAKERS (553)
 DECIMATE 4899                 0   1  0     2       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 ZIPPETY 4889                  0   2  0     2       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-TEARREAL VAN SOUL 4866        0   1  0     1       SOULTAKERS (553)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HYENA 4732             1  4 0 A.K.A. 346            MARSHMALLOW 4878      265         
AVATAR 2937            2  5 1 ASSASSIN NATION 377   SPYMASTER 406         267 NONE    
GRUESOME 2936          4  5 0 ASSASSIN NATION 377   LIN MINMEI 4875       266         
SAINT SEIYA 4865       4  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF STEE 202 ATLAS 4891            266 JUST REV
S. G. 4753             7  4 0 ENTENTER 534          DART 4586             266         
WILL NEVER TV 4887     1  3 0 LA PENTARCHIE 481     ROCK GLAS HUT FU 4851 267         
MOREGANA 4793          1  5 0 SOULTAKERS 553        SPUD 4704             267         
FANGS 4797             2  3 0 SOULTAKERS 553        SOHEI 4876            265         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fat Cat Yummy -- "Outwaiting" me is so passe'.  Couldn't you have "slipped by" or
"eked by"?  And besides that, you are a cad! -- Zippety (feeling doo dahed)

Kool Green -- Now wasn't that just the sleepiest thing you have done? -- ZZZZ's

Morg Potts -- Perhaps I am not the zero you thought? -- Zero

Nytemair -- It is always a great thing to find your fave.  Good luck. -- The Z Man

A Z is a wonderful thing! -- The Z Man

Alain -- Normally nothing seems to be easy for me.  I feel lucky to have won that.
Phew! -- Richard The Lion Hearted

Nytemair -- You are in my dreams.  (Not fondly!) -- Hammurabi

Lady Inochi -- I avoided that match in order to give you all the room you needed to
continue your perfect record.  I am sorry we matched, and that I had to be the first.
I can say that it was not at all easy.  A salute to you. -- Tom Sawyer

Lady Inochi -- That was a very fine DM Column.  We truly enjoyed it. -- Curator

Orcs -- What?  What, what?  5-0?  Where did that come from?  (wink) -- Curator

Jernig Mars -- Eyes and teeth are to be collected.  Don't you have a collection? --
Hammurabi

Jan -- Crip's Ladies In Waiting are probably off in waiting, as we know this is a
very busy time for him.  I think he has another Lady he is devoting time to, so who
knows when he will pay attention to us? -- Curator
P.S.  Having met the Lady in question, he SHOULD be devoting significant time to that
effort.

Blackstorm -- I think "The Frenchies" is a cool name.  You are always welcome to have
a battle of wills or wits with me or any Consortium team.  We love the challenge. --
Curator, Consortium Elder

Dart -- Of course you may call me Richard.  I am a knight of the people.  I am
accessible; and I really do not try to kill friends. -- Richard The Lion Hearted

Tien -- This time you really pile-headed me....  Inochi told you to do that? --
Aujard

Hu oh what a turn.  After that, Blackstorm, I don't know if I can challenge anyone!
Well, anyway, we could start counting from turn 268 if the Consortium guys are
willing to get toasted.  We could make that a 12 turns friendly contest just counting
the win/loss ratio, allowing DC and avoids, but not trying to kill.  If someone else
wants to join either side, he (or she) could declare on turn 268 and be counted from
turn 269. -- Le Pentarque

Ed. -- Could we please have a list of Who's Who in town? -- Lord Xiang

     Whoops, you almost ended up with one of the middle paragraphs of the paper I'm
     writing!  Anyhow, these are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     A.K.A.                 ?                 MIDDLE WAY 11     Leeta
     ASSASSIN NATION        Ghab              ORCISH IDIOMS     Slugbait
     BLEAK LEGION           Lord Chaos        SMITHSONIAN       The Curator
     CHAMPIONS OF STEEL     Blackstorm        SOULTAKERS        ?
     ENTENTER               Highlander        X-FORCE           Savant
     FURIOUS FIVE           ?                 YAKUZA            Sensei Jan
     LA PENTARCHIE          The Pentalque     Z GLADIATORZ      Mr. Zee
     LEVIATHAN              ?

S.G. -- I really did not think that was possible.  I will be around for you to
bloodfeud.  Rest in peace. -- Dart

Saint Seiya -- Rest in peace.  I'll be around so your team can get their revenge. --
Atlas

Liam -- Why!?  Of all the cities you could have sent us, why here?  The people here
smile and want to hug--hug, Liam!  You know I don't do hugs or smiles, you big Boob! 
Please send us back to the Delarquan region!  I hate this happy place!  Do you hear
me?  There's too much happiness...losing...consciousness...need blood...gloom...
darkness...sadness...rain...coldness... -- Haunting Shadow

Sensei Jan -- Well I guess you are the one we can thank for having Liam move us to
this bowl of sunshine.  Well (panting) just show us to the cemetery so we might make
our new home a little more bearable.  When I get my fangs on Liam, errrr, I just want
to bite someone. -- Haunting Shadow

Shade of Gray -- Ha!  See what you get for asking Liam to run you!  Ha, ha! -- Buddy
Lee

Tom Sawyer -- Congrats on handing me my first loss.  I just wish it wasn't due to a
weapon breaking! -- Inochi

Soultakers -- You are going to kill me and my teammates!?  Please, be gentle.... --
Sohei

Assassin Nation -- I know I will be BFed, and with a choice of more experienced
warriors that you have, I'll probably lose.  But if I survive then, I will come out
ahead of the game, as I expect to learn many a skills fighting your guys, plus the
losses will send me into the ranks of the most vulnerable.  And if you kill me...then
my higher ranks will have some wins.  Either way, I win. -- Lin

Aujard -- Ahhh...payback is a, well, you know. -- Tien

Imber Lack -- Wow.  Six skills learned???  That is the most I've ever gained in one
fight. -- Kiseru

Elixir -- If I just heard that, instead of seeing it written down, I'd say it was
gross.  Cat-like, perhaps, but gross.  As it is...I'd still rather have won. --
Feordis Ink

Zero -- How can you win when you're NOTHING? -- Morg Potts
P.S.  And where are the Y gladiators?  We've got X gladiators, and Z gladiators, so I
figure there should be Ys out there somewhere.
P.P.S.  Y, as they say, not?

     Yakuza? -- Ed.

Kiseru -- Good lord, I taught you all that?  No wonder I lost, I was too busy
teaching to fight! -- Imber Lack

Lurid -- Oh.  I thought for a minute there that you were a guy I knew named Lou Ridd.
Sorry I hit you so hard, but Lou owes me a bunch of money, and it's way overdue. --
Jernig Mars

Floyd Rose -- I am to be nice to someone named Floyd?  I do not like this.  Another
time, I will not do it.  Especially when his name is also Rose.  This is not a manly
name. -- Holga Kobb

Elixir -- Don't we all. -- Imber Lack

Savant -- It was easy.  I can say just about anything.  Of course, some of the things
I can say get me into trouble.... -- Morg Potts, registered motor-mouth

Kiseru -- Stockings?  Why should my stockings make you breathe hard?  They're good
athletic socks, nothing fancy.  I leave stockings of the "breathing hard" variety to
the females, and then *I* do the hard breathing. -- Feordis Ink

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVATAR was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NYTEMAIR devastated ATLAS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
FOUL was overcome by LIN MINMEI in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
GRIM slimly lost to SOHEI in a popular 3 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
HELEN OF TROY was luckily beaten by DART in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
ALAIN DRAGOON defeated JERNIG MARS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
ELIXIR overpowered KISERU in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SUNFIRE was vanquished by AUJARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LADY MACBETH outwaited FEORDIS INK in a slow 9 minute Challenge duel.
KIK BAKET OW TOE was overpowered by CHAOS INVADER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
GOT CAT'S TONGUE outlasted FLOYD ROSE in a exciting 12 minute Challenge fight.
WILL NEVER TV was murdered by ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
CHIANA devastated YOR DETHKALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
FAT CAT YUMMY unbelievably bested AERYN SUN in a unpopular 16 minute Challenge bout.
SPEW savagely defeated MARSHMALLOW in a 4 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ZIPPETY was viciously subdued by HOLGA KOBB in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
TOM SAWYER was savagely defeated by INOCHI in a 4 minute one-sided Title bout.
ZZZZ'S overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
TIEN bested KOOL GREEN in a action packed 1 minute veteran's bout.
HAMMURABI demolished OVERDRIVE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT was viciously subdued by DAZZLER in a 3 minute mismatched fray.
IMBER LACK was overpowered by ME CHEAT U LOSE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LES PAUL outlasted MORE MOORE in a 8 minute fight.
LURID won victory over MORG POTTS in a 2 minute fight.
SPUD assassinated MOREGANA in a 1 minute brutal uneven match.
LOU unbelievably bested DECIMATE in a 4 minute novice's fray.
CHUCK viciously subdued ZINGER in a action packed 3 minute brutal amateur's bout.
CHACH savagely defeated OUTLAW in a 6 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
JODIE was overpowered by BLACK WIND in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  25 -  1      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  25 -  4      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  42 -  6      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  29 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  24 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  20 -  0      17  |

Turn 267 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:

AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  INOCHI 4730                11   1  0  113 YAKUZA (541)
TOTAL PARRY      DART 4586                  17   9  1  110 X-FORCE (484)
BASHING ATTACK   TIEN 4672                  14  11  1  107 YAKUZA (541)
STRIKING ATTACK  NYTEMAIR 3602              13   7  1   98 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                15  12  0   90 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
AIMED BLOW       ALAIN DRAGOON 4716         14   8  0   68 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
WALL OF STEEL    OVERDRIVE 4792              6   5  0   35 ENTENTER (534)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOOL GREEN 4568.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HELEN OF TROY 4603.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPEW 3214, HOLGA 
KOBB 4898, INOCHI 4730, FLOYD ROSE 4886, DART 4586, DAZZLER 4849, CHUCK 4705, SOHEI 
4876, ALAIN DRAGOON 4716, and LIN MINMEI 4875.

The least popular fighter this week was FAT CAT YUMMY 4863.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AERYN SUN 4811, LADY MACBETH 4627, GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855, 
FEORDIS INK 4746, LES PAUL 4757, OUTLAW 4888, ZINGER 4890, LOU 4706, MOREGANA 4793, 
and IMBER LACK 4748.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI