DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2004    Duedate: 12/27/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T. ZER
LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5011) [12-5-2,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T. ZER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LETTER BOMBS (436)             
(9-5011) [12-5-2,88]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   N. TOMBER
BLUE MOON (381)                LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5039) [13-11-0,66]          (9-5037) [8-3-1,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETTER BOMBS (436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             60
2. DSM4 (239)                  12      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (433)        -18
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)         -22      BLOOD & IRON (366)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      117  87  9 57.4   1/ 1 LETTER BOMBS (436)        7  3 2
 2/ 0 DSM4 (239)               363 283 26 56.2   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3/ 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)        94  87  7 51.9   3- 0 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       4  6 0
 4/ 0 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       21  26  4 44.7   4/ 0 DSM4 (239)                1  0 1
 5/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          342 469  9 42.2   5/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)       1  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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      --------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                        SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                             GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
              (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZUKAL!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  It seems so recently people were saying 
BLUE MOON was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 0.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with THE PRUSSIAN?  He actually beat ARENA FELINES' CAT 
TASTROPHIE, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
ARENA FELINES.  CAT TASTROPHIE lost 18 points to THE PRUSSIAN.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe CAT TASTROPHIE will provide more easy wins...  Our Duelmaster has 
lost, folks, lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, BUT T. ZER is still the Duelmaster because she 
has the most recognition points!  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ZUKAL thinks BLUE MOON 
and their 342-469-9 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In my 
day, no team with a 338-468-9 would scare me off!  What's the problem, LETTER BOMBS?  
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, THE PRUSSIAN!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  ANXIETY of DSM4 got 12 points for removing another 
young punk.  Tough luck, LETTER BOMBS!  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ZUKAL is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                  12   5  2    88       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  9   1  2    77       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            13  11  0    66       BLUE MOON (381)
-TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)
-CATNIP 4872                   5   9  1    57       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DULGIN 5122                   3   6  0    51       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           5   4  0    48       ARENA FELINES (433)
-NEWLIN 5119                   6   4  2    45       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 N. TOMBER 5037                8   3  1    43       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               9   7  0    34       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               3   5  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
-DARE 5120                     6   3  2    25       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBARROWS 5121                4   6  0    18       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
 LAZULIO 5123                  1   0  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
-GLINDORA 5118                 2   7  0    13       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 AZURITA 5124                  1   0  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
-SADISTIC 5091                 0   1  0     1       DSM4 (239)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE RUIN 5023        14 15 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           504         
MALACHITE 5047         9 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         D. BASER 5074         504         
D. BASER 5074          4  4 1 LETTER BOMBS 436      SPYMASTER 625         505 NONE    
C. MONSTER 5111        3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      ANXIETY 4961          505         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

T.Zer -- Forcefully and fatally done of you.  I didn't need that, you know. -- Ghost
of Blue Ruin

The Captured Orc was no fun. -- Malachite

Oh, I dunno, I enjoyed him. -- Blue Haven

The Ambitious Guard is unworthy of the honor done him. -- The Prussian

C. Monster -- You stained my shoes! -- Blue Suede

Cat Tastrophie -- Actually, you should be a Cat T'Comma, not....  (voices off)  Oh.
Well, somebody could have SAID so earlier. -- The Prussian, disgusted with the poor
quality and quantity of information provided

D.Baser -- Rest assured that as soon as I think of a really good curse, it will be
yours. -- Ghost of Malachite

C.Monster -- Skills are useful, but I wouldn't have MINDED a win. -- Blue Haven

N.Tomber -- Not DIRT!  Gods, you Letter Bombs just have no respect for a good pair of
shoes! -- Blue Suede

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

14 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Found T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D. BASER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
T. ZER was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
CAT TASTROPHIE was demolished by THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANXIETY butchered C. MONSTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
N. TOMBER viciously subdued BLUE HAVEN in a action packed 3 minute gory brawl.
BLUE SUEDE devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LAZULIO handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AZURITA vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  14 -  3      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 505 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   T. ZER 5011                12   5  2   88 LETTER BOMBS (436)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANXIETY 4961                9   1  2   77 DSM4 (239)
WALL OF STEEL    N. TOMBER 5037              8   3  1   43 LETTER BOMBS (436)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087             9   7  0   34 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was N. TOMBER 5037.  The ten other most popular fighters were T. ZER 5011, THE 
PRUSSIAN 5039, ANXIETY 4961, LAZULIO 5123, BLUE SUEDE 5112, AZURITA 5124, CAT 
TASTROPHIE 4940, C. MONSTER 5111, BLUE HAVEN 5087, and D. BASER 5074.

The least popular fighter this week was D. BASER 5074.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE HAVEN 5087, C. MONSTER 5111, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, AZURITA 5124, 
BLUE SUEDE 5112, LAZULIO 5123, ANXIETY 4961, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, T. ZER 5011, and N. 
TOMBER 5037.