DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2012    Duedate: 01/16/2012

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-681

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCARFACE
THE CLUB (559)
(10-5965) [14-5-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCARFACE                       SHAWN CARTER
THE CLUB (559)                 JAY-Z (563)
(10-5965) [14-5-2,110]         (10-6012) [6-2-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD THINGS                    ELLIS DEE
BACON MAKIN' (550)             EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
(10-5942) [21-13-0,92]         (10-5463) [2-2-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CLUB (559)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)       36
2. JAY-Z (563)                 16      THE CLUB (559)
3. SERPENTS HOLD! (558)         7      Unchartered Team
4. BACON MAKIN' (550)           7
5. ABOMINATION (393)            4      JAY-Z (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE CLUB (559)            61  30  2 67.0   1/ 1 THE CLUB (559)            9  6 0
 2- 2*DREAD EMPIRE (554)         5   4  1 55.6   2/ 2 ABOMINATION (393)         8  7 0
 3/ 3 BACON MAKIN' (550)       142 116  5 55.0   3/ 3*JAY-Z (563)               5  4 1
 4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD! (558)      19  17  0 52.8   4/ 6 THE MOONDOGS (97)         5 10 0
 5/ 0 EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)     17  16  1 51.5   5/ 5 BACON MAKIN' (550)        4  4 0
 6/ 5 ABOMINATION (393)        238 225 13 51.4   6- 4 REIGN OF PAIN (560)       4  6 1
 7/ 6*JAY-Z (563)               17  17  1 50.0   7/ 0 EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)     3  2 0
 8- 7 REIGN OF PAIN (560)       35  44  4 44.3   8/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD! (558)      2  1 0
 9/ 8 THE MOONDOGS (97)        658 833 15 44.1   9- 8*DREAD EMPIRE (554)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Listen to me as I, your mighty Duelmaster, speaks.
     Learn wisdom from my words.
     To Wild Things.  Trog sends her regards and is looking forward to chopping your
head off when you two meet next.  And I myself enjoyed cutting you down, it was
almost permanently.
     To Scarface I'd say it was a valiant effort.  But I hardly even broke a sweat.

And here I shall remain until I graduate.
Your humble,
Duelmaster

Censorship of Abomination

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for KOLACT.  MVP award for TROG?  
ABOMINATION's proud of her after beating TONY SOPRANO and getting 23 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  TONY SOPRANO's match with TROG cost him a loss of 17 points! 
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
SCARFACE.  Aren't THE CLUB proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real 
snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  REIGN OF PAIN 
was KOLACT's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why THE CLUB's been avoiding REIGN OF PAIN so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out MUGSY 
challenged DORA T. EXPLORA.  After all, haven't THE CLUB and ABOMINATION had a long 
standing duel in KOLACT?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but DORA T. 
EXPLORA wants me to write about it since she beat MUGSY.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARFACE 5965                14   5  2   110       THE CLUB (559)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROG 5936                    18  19  1   101       ABOMINATION (393)
 ADDAI 5951                   19  13  0    94       SERPENTS HOLD! (558)
 WILD THINGS 5942             21  13  0    92       BACON MAKIN' (550)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CENSORSHIP 5949              12   6  0    88       ABOMINATION (393)
 TONY SOPRANO 6002            13   3  0    85       THE CLUB (559)
 ANN OREXIA 5409               8   4  1    79       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IAYELLE ORBIN 5986           13   7  0    66       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-SHEN 6000                     6   8  2    64       REIGN OF PAIN (560)
 BONNIE 5979                  13   5  0    59       THE CLUB (559)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROST/NIXON 5970             11   8  0    55       BACON MAKIN' (550)
 CLYDE 5980                    9   9  0    54       THE CLUB (559)
 BATIATUS 5992                 5   4  0    49       ABOMINATION (393)
 HUMAN CENTIPEDE 6027          4   4  0    38       ABOMINATION (393)
 MONZAR ORBISAR 6004           8  10  0    36       THE MOONDOGS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEIMOON FARR 5985             8  12  0    36       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SHAWN CARTER 6012             6   2  0    36       JAY-Z (563)
 EL PRESIDENTE 6016            5   4  1    35       JAY-Z (563)
-TEA LEAF 6023                 7   1  0    34       REIGN OF PAIN (560)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM FRANCISCO 5411            4   5  0    33       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 DORA T. EXPLORA 6007          6   9  0    29       ABOMINATION (393)
 ELLIS DEE 5463                2   2  0    28       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 EUTHERINE PLANEDA 6006        5  12  0    27       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-CHICKEN WING 6028             3   2  0    26       REIGN OF PAIN (560)
-AWOKE ON IMPACT 5914          3   2  0    24       DREAD EMPIRE (554)
 HOVA 6013                     2   1  0    24       JAY-Z (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALL THINGS LOST 5913          2   2  1    22       DREAD EMPIRE (554)
-JIGGA 6014                    2   4  0    22       JAY-Z (563)
 JERRY MANDER 5413             1   0  0    17       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 MEL FEASENS 5469              2   4  0    16       EVERYDAY PEOPLE (510)
 H TO THE IZZO 6015            2   6  0    16       JAY-Z (563)
 MUGSY 6029                    2   2  0     8       THE CLUB (559)
 GAEVAHN NAELLE 6030           1   3  0     6       THE MOONDOGS (97)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANIMAL HOUSE 5957      12 16 0 BACON MAKIN' 550     SHEN 6000             680   
FIRST CLASS 6019        1  5 0 BACON MAKIN' 550     ALL THINGS LOST 5913  678   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eutherine Planeda -- It did take you an abominably long time to fall down, though.
Have to work on that I guess. -- Batiatus

Wild Things -- I ALMOST had you. -- (Fat Girl) Thong... err Trog

Scarface -- It was so good the first time I'll just have to say it again, "I'd say it
was a valiant effort.  But I hardly even broke a sweat."  Suck it!  Ha!  Ha!!  Ha!!!
-- Censorship

Deimoon Farr -- Thanks for all the learns; I am now even more bad ass!!! -- Batiatus

El Presidente -- You suck!  And so do all your new skills!!  Ugh!!! -- Dora T.
Explora

Bonnie -- I'm more abominable than the movie I am named after!!! -- Human Centipede
P.S.  Next time I'm bringing a halberd!!!

Frost/Nixon -- We've got beyond that.  We're into deep freeze now. -- Iayelle Orbin

Batiatus -- You're abominable?  I mean, wow, you're abominable! -- Deimoon Farr

Tea Leaf -- I was hoping to get you into hot water.  Guess not today, huh? -- Monzar
Orbisar

I could've been perfectly happy never meeting that Dangerous Criminal.  In case
anyone wanted to know. -- Eutherine Planeda
P.S.  I think he must've heard about the map.

Oh, wow, my first win!  I love this Mordant Deserter guy! -- Gaevahn Naelle

Tony Soprano -- You were rude.  I dislike that in a man.  Intensely. -- Silver Lotus,
misunderstood concubine

Eutherine Planeda -- The map!  Give me the map, or I'll do that again! -- Elormin
Trigg, Criminal Mastermind in Training

Gaevahn Naelle -- Listen, you dummy, you want to look good on the sands, you're going
to have to try harder!  It was all I could do to lose to you. -- Vardo Korlete of
Mordant

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MUGSY was bested by DORA T. EXPLORA in a 3 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
CENSORSHIP was demolished by SCARFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
TONY SOPRANO was defeated by TROG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
ADDAI devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WILD THINGS savagely defeated IAYELLE ORBIN in a 1 minute bloody competition.
ANN OREXIA vanquished CLYDE in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
BATIATUS overcame EL PRESIDENTE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DEIMOON FARR lost to SHAWN CARTER in a 1 minute duel.
BONNIE vanquished ELLIS DEE in a action packed 5 minute one-sided duel.
FROST/NIXON unbelievably bested HUMAN CENTIPEDE in a 4 minute gory fight.
SAM FRANCISCO beat EUTHERINE PLANEDA in a 1 minute melee.
MONZAR ORBISAR savagely defeated H TO THE IZZO in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
MEL FEASENS was devastated by HOVA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GAEVAHN NAELLE was demolished by JERRY MANDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  27 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  28 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 681 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SCARFACE 5965              14   5  2  110 THE CLUB (559)
AIMED BLOW       ADDAI 5951                 19  13  0   94 SERPENTS HOLD! (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  WILD THINGS 5942           21  13  0   92 BACON MAKIN' (550)
LUNGING ATTACK   CENSORSHIP 5949            12   6  0   88 ABOMINATION (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  TONY SOPRANO 6002          13   3  0   85 THE CLUB (559)
TOTAL PARRY      BONNIE 5979                13   5  0   59 THE CLUB (559)
PARRY-LUNGE      BATIATUS 5992               5   4  0   49 ABOMINATION (393)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD THINGS 5942.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ELLIS DEE 5463.  The ten other most popular fighters were MONZAR ORBISAR 
6004, TONY SOPRANO 6002, HUMAN CENTIPEDE 6027, TROG 5936, ANN OREXIA 5409, ADDAI 
5951, WILD THINGS 5942, BATIATUS 5992, SAM FRANCISCO 5411, and MUGSY 6029.

The least popular fighter this week was GAEVAHN NAELLE 6030.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEL FEASENS 5469, H TO THE IZZO 6015, EUTHERINE PLANEDA 6006, 
DEIMOON FARR 5985, IAYELLE ORBIN 5986, CENSORSHIP 5949, DORA T. EXPLORA 6007, EL 
PRESIDENTE 6016, CLYDE 5980, and JERRY MANDER 5413.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!