DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2007    Duedate: 10/03/2007

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-287

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BURPS FIRE HAMMER
ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
(8-4741) [10-5-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BURPS FIRE HAMMER              HARIA GUNTHAR
ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)        INNODOGS (517)
(8-4741) [10-5-1,100]          (8-4374) [2-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAMMURABI                      DWARF FIRE HAMMER
SMITHSONIAN (245)              ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
(8-4219) [16-12-0,77]          (8-4744) [10-5-2,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD RITES (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)       36
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          33      BLOOD RITES (585)
3. BLOOD RITES (585)           25      Unchartered Team
4. BAUBLES, INC. (583)         16
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         10      INNODOGS (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BLOOD RITES (585)         32  17  2 65.3   1/ 3 BLOOD RITES (585)        11  3 0
 2/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       101  56  0 64.3   2/ 2 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   9  6 0
 3/ 3 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)   45  29  5 60.8   3/ 4 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     9  6 0
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        552 356 13 60.8   4/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)         7  5 0
 5- 5 YAKUZA (541)             186 125 11 59.8   5/ 9 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        6  2 0
 6- 8 THE ANIMALS (576)         33  32  0 50.8   6/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  9 0
 7- 9*THE LAST SAMURI (582)      8   8  1 50.0   7/ 8*INNODOGS (517)            5  7 0
 8/11 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     43  46  1 48.3   8- 5 THE ANIMALS (576)         4  6 0
 9-12 X-FORCE (484)            183 226 18 44.7   9- 7 YAKUZA (541)              3  2 0
10/13 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       88 115  2 43.3  10- 6 X-FORCE (484)             2  3 0
11/ 6*INNODOGS (517)             5   7  0 41.7  11/12 BAUBLES, INC. (583)       2  7 0
12-14 LEVIATHAN (556)           31  79  3 28.2  12-13 LEVIATHAN (556)           1  8 0
13/15 BAUBLES, INC. (583)       16  45  3 26.2  13-11*THE LAST SAMURI (582)     0  3 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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): LIN MINMEI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 574): SHOWSTOPPER of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 567): NAFISAH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 564): KERMAN JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 563): SYMPATHY of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn SVEN BLUETOOTH of STEEL CRUSADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 556): THE BOY KING of WORLDLY DECLINE (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 526): HAMILTON of VABOROUGHS (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 508): LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SHY ANN of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 423): RICKY J of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 410): CLE of UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): EYE OF THE NEEDLE oF HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 460): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 574): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 567): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 564): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 563): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR VI (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 526): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 508): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 234): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 422): THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 410): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 460): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 286): TIEN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 575): VIOLET VULTURE of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 573): DANISH PASTRY of FOREIGN LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 567): NAFISAH of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 560): CLEMMIE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 555): CARDINAL ARIZPE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 517): WILLIAM CRAWFORD of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
                 (turn 516): JAMES DOOLITTLE of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 506): DAVY PRIVETTE of FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 233): TONNELLE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 409): TOM-TOM TORA of WAYFARERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 189): JESSICA RABBIT of BRAIN FOOD 36 (?, mgr.)
                 (turn 188): PUPPY ON PATROL of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARKERS will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as SMITHSONIAN is pushed out of top team by BLOOD RITES, who came from 3rd with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for X-FORCE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 10th.  Z GLADIATORZ 
stable has parlayed this turn's 3-0-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The PENUMBRAL MISTS guild has had a 
4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, BURPS FIRE HAMMER fought HAMMURABI and gained 28 
points and contributed to ACID FIRE HAMMERZ's 2-3-0.  HAMMURABI has lost to BURPS 
FIRE HAMMER, falling 23 points, while helping make SMITHSONIAN a 1-3-0 turn.  Due to 
hers absence and inability to defend the throne, LIN MINMEI has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on BURPS FIRE HAMMER this turn as she ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  ARKERS has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MIDDLE WAY 
11 stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARKERS, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided MIDDLE WAY 11 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
SMITHSONIAN.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that MORG POTTS from 
MIDDLE WAY 11 was ARKERS' most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
BAUBLES, INC. has sent RUBY PENDANT to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the 
ale, and toast the memory.  I wish to point out for Z GLADIATORZ that there is but a 
single turn before ACID FIRE HAMMERZ and their warrior, BURPS FIRE HAMMER, will get 
away with killing ZANZIBAR.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ARKERS, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741       10   5  1   100       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIN MINMEI 4875              16   6  2   109       YAKUZA (541)
-ELIXIR 4815                  16  14  2   103       X-FORCE (484)
-LORD BYRON 4935               8   3  0    92       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEORDIS INK 4746             17  25  0    82       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 NYTHIA 4923                  11   7  0    82       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 HAMMURABI 4219               16  12  0    77       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-SOHEI 4876                   12  10  2    71       YAKUZA (541)
 CRIMSON MIST 5047             8   2  1    70       BLOOD RITES (585)
 IMBER LACK 4748              15  24  0    69       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORNGRYM 4926                 9   9  0    66       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-BULL FROG 5022                7   2  0    64       THE ANIMALS (576)
 ZINGER 4890                  15   6  0    61       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ZIP 4383                     11   9  0    58       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742        9   6  2    58       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AERYN SUN 4811               12  15  0    54       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MORG POTTS 4868              10  12  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744       10   5  2    52       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
 UNHOLY TERROR 5051            6   4  1    51       BLOOD RITES (585)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARSHMALLOW 4878              8  15  2    47       LEVIATHAN (556)
-ZERO 4658                     5   1  0    45       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-HUSK 4977                     7   6  2    43       X-FORCE (484)
 BLOOD STAIN 5049              8   2  0    39       BLOOD RITES (585)
 FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743        7   8  0    38       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-SKUNK 4964                    7   6  0    37       THE ANIMALS (576)
-SUN-PE 5018                   4   2  0    36       THE LAST SAMURI (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZILCH 5081                    3   0  0    31       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 RAPID FIRE HAMMER 5053        6   3  0    28       ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
-GRENDEL 5079                  2   0  1    28       X-FORCE (484)
-RABBIT 4965                   7   6  0    27       THE ANIMALS (576)
-MEERKAT 4963                  7   6  0    27       THE ANIMALS (576)
-BRUISER 4985                  7   5  0    26       X-FORCE (484)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             3   8  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076             3   2  0    25       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ONIROMANCER 5023              6   5  0    24       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058            4   5  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AROURA 4928                   2  14  1    22       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MALBORGIA V 5084              3   0  0    20       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-CRUSHER 5075                  2   0  0    20       BAUBLES, INC. (583)
 ZENITH 5082                   1   0  0    20       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 BLACKHEART 5048               4   6  0    18       BLOOD RITES (585)
 WAR BOND 5066                 5   2  0    17       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 HARIA GUNTHAR 4374            2   0  0    17       INNODOGS (517)
 BOILING BLOOD 5093            2   0  0    16       BLOOD RITES (585)
 PALTHOS ANTHOS 4371           2   1  0    14       INNODOGS (517)
 MACHIAVELLA 5085              2   1  0    14       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-ALLEY CAT 5021                2   7  0    13       THE ANIMALS (576)
-SUN-NE 5017                   2   3  0     9       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
-NOCTURNE 5078                 1   1  1     9       X-FORCE (484)
-SUN-FE 5015                   2   1  1     8       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
 DUMPY D 4372                  1   1  0     7       INNODOGS (517)
 SANTA MARIA 5092              0   1  0     5       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-TRANCE 5068                   0   4  0     4       LEVIATHAN (556)
 PALTHAR ANTHOS 4370           0   3  0     3       INNODOGS (517)
-SUN-WE 5016                   0   1  0     2       THE LAST SAMURI (582)
-SIR MARTIN 5083               0   2  0     2       LEVIATHAN (556)
 HARIM GUNTHAR 4373            0   2  0     2       INNODOGS (517)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUBY PENDANT 5025      4  9 0 BAUBLES, INC. 583     SHEWISH GIANT 405     287 NONE    
GINGNIA 5026           3  5 1 BAUBLES, INC. 583     MOUNTAIN TROLL 402    287 NONE    
DIAMOND MINER 5057     2  4 0 BAUBLES, INC. 583     ARENAMASTER SHERO 407 287 NONE    
AKASHA 5080            0  1 0 LEVIATHAN 556         NOCTURNE 5078         284         
MALBORGIA IV 5067      1  3 0 PENUMBRAL MISTS 571   SUN-FE 5015           284 REVENGED
WARPATH 4960           5  6 0 X-FORCE 484           BLACK WIND 4900       283 REVENGED
KISERU 4717           19  9 1 YAKUZA 541            OL' GRIZ 4755         283 NOT REVE
GAARA 5054             4  2 0 YAKUZA 541            UNHOLY TERROR 5051    284 REVENGED
ZANZIBAR 5020          7  1 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519      BURPS FIRE HAMME 4741 284         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Malborgia IV -- You will be missed.  We of the Last Samurai salute you.

Penumbral Mists -- I am sorry twice over.  One, because I do not try to kill other

gladiators when matching my warriors to other stable warriors.  Two, because I missed
last turn and possibly your bloodfeud.  I will be here for the next two turns. --
Bushidomaster, mgr. The Last Samurai

The Aardvark -- Are you ready for a rematch? -- Sun-Pe

All -- For those of you who are challenging warriors from the Last Samurai stable:  I
am currently only running three warriors:  Sun-Pe, Sun-Ne, and Sun-Fe.  I am still
new and trying to learn my "ins and outs" of certain styles.  Feel free to challenge
any one of those three.  I promise you won't be too disappointed. -- Bushidomaster,
mgr. The Last Samurai

Blood Stain -- You little runt!!  You are the last warrior of your stable I haven't
used for an anvil.  Get your little coward butt to challenge me next turn or I'll
downchallenge and thump you something really good! -- Sun-Pe

Feordis Ink -- And they say I'm no good with a staff. *wry grin*  Sorry, but I had to
work off a little angst. -- Nythia

Bull Frog -- Ahh, the infamous parry-avoiding twist.  I believe I'll be feeling that
one for some time. *wince* -- Morngrym
P.S.  Sun-Fe, you are not avoiding bloodfeud intentionally I hope!  Have no fear, as
Malborgia V intends to seek it himself.

Unholy Terror -- If only you WERE but a nightmare!  Instead you're over six foot of
bodily injury waiting to happen. -- Oniromancer

Palthar Anthos -- I'm tired of being hurt (and killed, for that matter).  This time I
intend to stay...for a long time (in case you didn't notice). -- Malborgia V

Sir Martin -- Nice recovery with the backup follow-through.  Less armor and you might
have turned the tide.  Salute, till next time. -- Machiavella

Lord Byron -- Poetry's good.  Know any decent haiku? -- Nythia

Is it just me, or is this Slade fellow lost? -- Michael Eldritch

The Politest Beggar -- Thanks for the coffee. -- Ghost of Kammerfel

Challenger Champion Bracket -- If you are not going to fight, please clear the chart.
You're making it awfully difficult to plan for some people. *wry grin* -- Michael
Eldritch
P.S.  Good luck La Pentarchie, wherever you may be.  Peace be with you, Hammer, I too
have suffered recent loss.  I know where you're coming from.  Salute!

Congratulations to Duelmaster Lin Minmei.  You will be hard to beat. -- Smithsonian

Marshmallow -- Your time will come.  It will. -- Smithsonians

Imber Lack -- No poetry?!  You probably don't eat quiche either, do you? -- Lord
Byron

Nythia -- I must have been in my element.  I was hot!  Perhaps we can avoid this
arena stuff and get some cheese and wine and I will read you sonnets? -- Lord Byron

Kerbin Notts -- I challenged you?  How stupid of me, obviously!  I need a beer. --
Pearl Harbor (chugging the first)

Imber Lack -- I offer no poetry, but rather an eye for an eye.... -- Hammurabi

Sir Martin -- Welcome to my world!  Welcome to Arkers also. -- War Bond

Please welcome my newest gladiator--Santa Maria.  The Commission has agreed to list
her race as "boat". -- Curator

Linnie -- Way to go champ!  You look good up there.  I'd love you more if you had a
magic "Z" in your name. -- The Z Man

Hmmmmmm.  Number One at 63.0%.  Got those Smithsonians beat all to tarnation. -- The
Z Man

Crimson Mist -- Great fight and victory.  You were too much for me.  Good challenge,
daggone it! -- Zinger (having felt quite zinged)

Indior Landis -- Well, it took me a long time.  I wasn't sure of that at all.  I
almost had nada. -- Zilch

Zilch -- Somehow that name was very...squishy.  It made me leery of having anything
to do with you, and you know how it is, if you're leery, you're not on target.  And
it shows, every time. -- Indior Landis
P.S.  Note, I said "LEERY" not "LEERING."  I wouldn't want you to get the wrong idea,
even if you are a lovely little pussycat.

Pearl Harbor -- Ah, you are indeed a pearl among women, but that doesn't mean you'll
win the fight.  In fact, that pretty much means you will NOT win the fight.  It isn't
a woman's place to pick up a sword and do combat, that's man's work.  Shame on you!
-- Kerbin Notts

Hammurabi -- What's the deal with all the laws?  Why should I need to be hit over the
head with a bunch of laws about not stealing my neighbor's sheep and stuff?  I don't
even WANT any sheep. -- Imber Lack

Lin Minmei -- Ah, a title match.  I feel myself unworthy, but there it is, I was the
one available.  And I was, at the least, able to teach you many useful skills, which
is remarkable when you consider that I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. -- Feordis
Ink

Marshmallow -- Well, I guess that tells you how I feel about marshmallows, doesn't
it?  They're made to be skewered and roasted over the flames, caught on fire, and
then totally discarded because they're disgusting through and through. -- Morg Potts
P.S.  Nothing personal.

Lord Byron -- (recoiling in horror) -- Imber Lack

Curator -- "This is a Free Blades arena"?  You amaze me. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Tien. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

6 September 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
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15 managers have announced for the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse!!!!!!  There is still 
time to join and make a name for yourself in one of Alastari's fiercest contests!  I 
must correct a mistake in the previous announcement.  I incorrectly called it the 
Slaughterhouse 2, but in reality, this will be the third installment of the 
Slaughterhouse!

HOW TO JOIN

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up 
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates 
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is 
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately November 27, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the 
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in 
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes 
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited 
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be 
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize 
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three 
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating 
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, 
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest 
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by 
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUBY PENDANT was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GINGNIA was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DIAMOND MINER was easily killed by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute match.
ZINGER won victory over MORG POTTS in a 6 minute master's Challenge brawl.
MALBORGIA V narrowly defeated WAR BOND in a monotonous 8 minute Challenge fight.
HAMMURABI was devastated by BURPS FIRE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
NYTHIA beat IMBER LACK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
FEORDIS INK outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 9 minute uneven melee.
CRIMSON MIST won victory over TROLL FIRE HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DWARF FIRE HAMMER lost to MORNGRYM in a 3 minute fight.
RAPID FIRE HAMMER was savagely defeated by BLOOD STAIN in a dull 21 minute gory match.
UNHOLY TERROR overpowered KERBIN NOTTS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
FAIRY FIRE HAMMER bested ONIROMANCER in a 2 minute battle.
INDIOR LANDIS luckily beat BLACKHEART in a 2 minute brawl.
HARIA GUNTHAR beat SANTA MARIA in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
HARIM GUNTHAR was overpowered by BOILING BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DUMPY D was devastated by ZILCH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PALTHOS ANTHOS was beaten by PEARL HARBOR in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
PALTHAR ANTHOS was devastated by MACHIAVELLA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZENITH overpowered VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        28 -  18 -  2      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  38 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  39 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    53 -  51 -  6      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  51 -  3      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  39 -  3      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  33 -  1      31  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 287 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741     10   5  1  100 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAMMURABI 4219             16  12  0   77 SMITHSONIAN (245)
TOTAL PARRY      ZINGER 4890                15   6  0   61 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
BASHING ATTACK   TROLL FIRE HAMMER 4742      9   6  2   58 ACID FIRE HAMMERZ (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAMMURABI 4219.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GINGNIA 5026.  The ten other most popular fighters were DWARF FIRE HAMMER 4744, 
NYTHIA 4923, FAIRY FIRE HAMMER 4743, BURPS FIRE HAMMER 4741, CRIMSON MIST 5047, 
MORNGRYM 4926, UNHOLY TERROR 5051, BLACKHEART 5048, BOILING BLOOD 5093, and 
MACHIAVELLA 5085.

The least popular fighter this week was BLOOD STAIN 5049.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RAPID FIRE HAMMER 5053, MALBORGIA V 5084, ZINGER 4890, PEARL 
HARBOR 5076, PALTHOS ANTHOS 4371, DUMPY D 4372, HARIM GUNTHAR 4373, ONIROMANCER 5023, 
FEORDIS INK 4746, and IMBER LACK 4748.

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

TIEN (8-4672) YAKUZA (541)