DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2013    Duedate: 11/20/2013

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-367

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

XARGOTH
THE BRETHREN (618)
(8-5405) [19-12-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

XARGOTH                        BLUE FLAK
THE BRETHREN (618)             STEEL PROPHETS (615)
(8-5405) [19-12-0,127]         (8-5385) [5-2-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    PENNY
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
(8-5197) [12-44-0,83]          (8-5261) [8-11-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BROKEN CLAN (623)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BRETHREN (618)          38
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          23      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        22      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN (613)            18
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         15      THE BROKEN CLAN (623)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)      8   2  0 80.0   1/ 6*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)     8  2 0
 2/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       243 109  7 69.0   2/ 3 THE CHOSEN (613)          8  6 1
 3- 4 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       43  24  2 64.2   3/ 7 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        6  3 0
 4/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        705 429 14 62.2   4/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  4 0
 5/ 6 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)     116  98  5 54.2   5/ 9 THE BRETHREN (618)        6  4 0
 6/ 8 THE BRETHREN (618)        83  72  2 53.5   6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       6  6 0
 7/ 7*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      19  19  0 50.0   7- 1 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       4  1 0
 8/ 9 THE CHOSEN (613)         176 178 10 49.7   8/ 4 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      4 11 0
 9/10 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      213 350  5 37.8   9/ 8*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      3  7 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 265): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
     1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance
they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made on the
D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
         b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the
North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In
other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the Turf War,
and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn 3.  All
conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
Certificate received.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the
Turf War.
         f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and
settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

Special Considerations:
     1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
     2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
     3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights
in all 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I won't say much.  I really should not be here or say anything at all as all the
National Parks are shut down.  Damn politicians!
     But I have to say how excited and proud I am to finally be here.  I am go lucky
to have been designated Lord Protector at 19-0 in the arena.  I thought I would give
you a full description.
16-16-7-5-21-9-10 TP
Trem Endu, Take Lot Hit Points, Good Damage
bumped to 20-19-7-7-21-9-11
Awesome, Tremendous, Great respectively
+1 Parry, +2 Defense, +3 Initiative
19-0 arena 1 DM, 28-21 arena, 1 TV(Inits)
skill learn rate 0.78
Faves: SC, low/vlo, parry tactic, favors init routines
     I am off to retirement. Good luck to all.
               Yosemite

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARKERS!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  ARKERS watched with 
glee as WEIRD ALCHEMY got knocked off top spot by THE BROKEN CLAN!  Phhbltt!  Too 
much drinking and too little dodging gave WEIRD ALCHEMY a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh 
out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  
Block out the pain!  THE BROKEN CLAN is now ranked 1st with a 3-2-0 turn.  THE 
BRETHREN showed ARKERS what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk 
off with 4-1-0.  What's with STEEL SPAR?  He actually beat YOU PAY I SLAY's FIELDER, 
and walked away with 23 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at YOU PAY I SLAY. 
FIELDER lost 18 points to STEEL SPAR.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FIELDER 
will provide more easy wins...  What a role model for ARKERS' young 'uns!  YOSEMITE 
becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I can barely restrain my 
enthusiam for THE BRETHREN's outstanding member, Duelmaster XARGOTH.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, WEIRD ALCHEMY!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at STEEL PROPHETS 
ain't reelin'!  WEIRD ALCHEMY's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, ORVILLE ROUSE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that 
PORT-A-FORTRESS gets in.  He fights people like LELAND OLVEN, 10 points below.  I 
thought PORT-A-FORTRESS showed great skill and promise when he won victory over 
LELAND OLVEN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of ARKERS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  We all knew it had 
to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick around with a 7-13-0, and PYRAT 
IRONFORGED easily took care of ORVILLE ROUSE.  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XARGOTH 5405                 19  12  0   127       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         17   7  0   112       THE CHOSEN (613)
-GLOBULIZER 3973              11   3  0   110       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  17   9  2   104       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             14  34  0   104       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ELDARRAN 5402                18  12  2    97       THE BRETHREN (618)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            17  16  1    97       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZEST 5224                    18   4  1    92       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 FELSTAVA 5404                18  13  0    92       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IWO JIMA 5223                18   6  0    89       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZORK 5195                    15   7  3    88       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-RADICULON 3977                9   5  0    84       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 STEEL SPAR 5406              14  17  0    83       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             12  44  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PENNY 5261                    8  11  0    82       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           21   2  0    81       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 FIELDER 5276                 12   5  1    68       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CYCLOTUBULUS 3975             8   5  0    62       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 LIONIK 5352                  10  14  0    60       THE CHOSEN (613)
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         4   1  1    59       THE CHOSEN (613)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FLAK 5385                5   2  0    52       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MARIUS 5400                   9   8  0    50       THE BRETHREN (618)
 MAX MURDERER 5398             5   4  0    49       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
-HYPPOMATOS 3974               8   5  1    48       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
-MAYFLOWER 5235               12   6  0    42       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZOO 5236                     10   4  0    38       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 LUCKY STRIKES 5426            3   0  0    37       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         4   6  0    32       THE CHOSEN (613)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               8   6  0    30       THE CHOSEN (613)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENEMY MAKER 4015              5   5  1    22       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382              5   2  0    22       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ZINC 5266                     4   1  0    22       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 SHADOW 5435                   2   0  0    21       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 MIYOMOTO 5434                 2   0  0    21       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384              4   4  0    16       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 NARRISA 5432                  2   0  0    15       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 KROELL 5433                   1   1  0    11       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 DRAGO 5436                    1   1  0     7       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 NMASTER BATTERY 5439          0   2  0     2       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORVILLE ROUSE 5322      7 13 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 367   
HAROLD OF DUME 5386     3  5 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   WURM KIN              367  NONE
BYE 5445                0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   BLACK ORC             367  NONE
SEE YA 5446             0  1 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   SPYMASTER             367  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Broken Clan -- Well done!  Great start!  You don't look so broken to me. -- Curator,
Smithsonian
P.S.  Welcome to Arkers.

Longshot -- DM83 is indeed, small.  But the managers there are very Andorian in
character.  They would love to have you join them.  Meanwhile, I think THIS is the
place to be.  All Hail Arkers. -- Curator (Consortium affiliated)
P.S.  One sad thing nowadays is how so many arenas are used for tournament prep and
sandbagging.  Grrrrrrr.

Pyrat -- Whaddaya mean?  I thought I was fully clothed.  Did my plate look crinkled?
-- Mayflower

Orville Rouse -- Are you the same guy who sank The Bismarck? -- Mayflower (docking
for repairs)

Imerta Loel -- It was my day and it was a big hill to climb! -- Iwo Jima

Harold Of Dume -- I was smokin', wasn't I?! -- Lucky Strikes

Veteran Merc -- Thanks for filling in. -- Yosemite

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

The Broken Clan!!!  70 big points!  5-0!  Wow! I am impressed.  Welcome.  I think I
am avoiding. -- Mr. Zee

Xargoth -- You let me down.  I was sure you would write a Duelmaster Column.  Tsk.
Tsk. -- Mr. Zee

Nmaster battery -- Thank the gods, I use Energizer!  Zinc works wonders, they say. --
Zinc (grinning widely)

Blue Flak -- Shut me down, did you?  I am beginning to lose faith in myself. -- Zoo

Kotter Nahl -- I needed that!  Everyone was forgetting who I am! -- Zork

2-1, Z Gladiators.  Not bad.  Let's go out and have a big turn.  Yes! -- The Zee Man
(giving his win-one-for-the-Gipper speech)

Curator -- First; I am not whining.  Why is telling the truth called whining?  It's
not like it doesn't happen.  You congratulated Khisanth for doing the same thing on
Turn 365.  A seven fight warrior gets an invite to the Isle?!?!?!  He only did that
because he fought mostly in tourneys and skipped regular play.  How can you brag
about doing that?  It looks like Fielder is doing the same thing.  A lunger who
fights with two medium shields and plate armour?  So, he can safely lose, stay down
in the lower ranks, and continue fighting in tourneys?  That's class?!?!?  Second;
why are you so upset about my comments about Arkers?  You were never singled out.
Perhaps YOU should look within.  There aren't any more mega-managers.  They are just
mega spenders. -- Port-A-Fortress

Yosemite -- I don't need your pity.  I am a 16-7-0 warrior who has only fought in two
tourneys.  My first tourney appearance I went 7-3-0.  I'm no sandbagger.  Can you say
the same? -- Port-A-Fortress

Leland Olven -- You taught me A LOT of skills.  So, I was saying I wanted to fight
you again.  But alas, you are very popular. -- Ocean Size.

Fielder -- Two medium shields and plate, again?  At least I have an excuse. --  Port-
A-Fortress

Dingo McGee -- We have got to STOP meeting like this. -- Ocean

Pain Magnet -- We have got to STOP meeting. -- Ria

Our congratulations to Yosemite.  A fine park. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Mayflower -- Think of me as a reef, eh? -- Orville Rouse

Iwo Jima -- You're a little tall for a dwarf, aren't you? -- Imerta Loel

Penny -- Gotta charge more than that. -- Leland Olven

Zork -- From your name, you should be an orc, but you do fight like a cat. -- Kotter
Nahl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAROLD OF DUME was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BYE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
PORT-A-FORTRESS won victory over LELAND OLVEN in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
PLYMOUTH ROCK was savagely defeated by IMERTA LOEL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LIONIK was vanquished by KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PYRAT IRONFORGED executed ORVILLE ROUSE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RIA THE CARESSER overpowered DRAGO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
XARGOTH vanquished IWO JIMA in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
FELSTAVA was savagely defeated by ZEPHYR in a popular 1 minute gory expert's duel.
ELDARRAN overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
ZEST subdued PENNY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's competition.
FIELDER was savagely defeated by STEEL SPAR in a 6 minute gory master's match.
OCEAN SIZE was handily defeated by MAX MURDERER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BLUE FLAK viciously subdued CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
MARIUS handily defeated PAIN MAGNET in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
LUCKY STRIKES devastated DINGO MCGEE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
ZINC savagely defeated KROELL in a exciting 1 minute gory novice's bout.
NARRISA overcame NMASTER BATTERY in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
MIYOMOTO overpowered STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHADOW demolished STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  24 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  31 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  29 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |

Turn 367 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  XARGOTH 5405               19  12  0  127 THE BRETHREN (618)
TOTAL PARRY      PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355       17   7  0  112 THE CHOSEN (613)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZEPHYR 5204                17   9  2  104 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
WALL OF STEEL    LELAND OLVEN 5262          17  16  1   97 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
BASHING ATTACK   FELSTAVA 5404              18  13  0   92 THE BRETHREN (618)
PARRY-LUNGE      PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419       4   1  1   59 THE CHOSEN (613)
AIMED BLOW       MARIUS 5400                 9   8  0   50 THE BRETHREN (618)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUCKY STRIKES 5426          3   0  0   37 SMITHSONIAN (245)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PENNY 5261.  The ten other most popular fighters were IMERTA LOEL 5225, 
LELAND OLVEN 5262, MARIUS 5400, ZEPHYR 5204, ELDARRAN 5402, ZINC 5266, RIA THE 
CARESSER 5387, STEEL SPAR 5406, MAX MURDERER 5398, and BLUE FLAK 5385.

The least popular fighter this week was KROELL 5433.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DINGO MCGEE 5384, PAIN MAGNET 5382, OCEAN SIZE 5346, FIELDER 5276, 
FELSTAVA 5404, IWO JIMA 5223, ORVILLE ROUSE 5322, LIONIK 5352, BYE 5445, and SEE YA 
5446.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

XARGOTH (8-5405) THE BRETHREN (618)
ELDARRAN (8-5402) THE BRETHREN (618)

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

YOSEMITE (8-5231) SMITHSONIAN (245)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHRISTINE 4225 (110-56-5)              1  4  0         MUSICAL CHAIRS       
DEE DEE 384 (131-47-2)                 0  5  0         WILD THINGS 2        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONCUSSION 4893 (23-13-1)              2  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
MISS ZING 824 (80-54-3)                2  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONFESSION 4895 (42-44-0)              5  3  0         CONSANGUINEOUS       
MISS ERABLE 2766 (39-31-3)             0  3  0         LADIES IN WAITING    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONFIDENCE 4894 (48-31-1)              6  3  1         CONSANGUINEOUS       
ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851 (35-29-4)       2  3  0         ORCISH IDIOMS        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
YOSEMITE 5231 (16-0-0)                 2  3  0         SMITHSONIAN          
URA GONER 5214 (5-1-0)                 1  3  0         YOU PAY I SLAY       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BEEF COOK 5287 (1-0-0)                 1  3  0         BIG BLEED            
RIA THE CARESSER 5387 (1-5-0)          0  3  0         THE CHOSEN           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 (1-1-0)          0  3  0         THE CHOSEN           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GORILLA 5415 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        
BULL 5425 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        
CONDOR 5412 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        
ANACONDA 5414 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         WILD THINGS 2