DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/12/2004    Duedate: 11/25/2004

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WALL OF GLASS
SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
(11-5534) [25-23-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALL OF GLASS                  2XZ
SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
(11-5534) [25-23-0,116]        (11-5002) [5-4-2,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPUS X                         BONNIE RAITT
OLD BOYS CLUB (483)            THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
(11-5276) [14-17-1,81]         (11-5790) [16-15-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KRILL CAVALRY (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)       74
2. ELFQUEST (515)              43      COLORIFIC (511)
3. SKASMONAUTS (495)           30      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             26
5. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         25      GOTHIC MINISTRY (558)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          171  92  3 65.0   1/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        912 543 33 62.7   2/16 ELFQUEST (515)            8  4 0
 3- 3 MYTHICAL (485)           210 165  7 56.0   3/ 1 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        8  6 2
 4/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           753 597 26 55.8   4/ 2 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    8  6 0
 5/ 7 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     74  62  5 54.4   5/ 3 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     7  3 1
 6/ 5 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      61  52  1 54.0   6/ 6 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      7  8 1
 7/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (345)         133 115  5 53.6   7/ 4 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     7  8 0
 8/ 8 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   643 613 18 51.2   8/ 7 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  7  8 0
 9/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 111 108  5 50.7   9/ 9 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  3 0
10/14 ELFQUEST (515)           192 191 10 50.1  10/ 8 BULLDOGS (157)            5  4 1
11/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       577 575 20 50.1  11/19 SKASMONAUTS (495)         5  5 0
12-13*UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)     13  13  0 50.0  12/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  5  7 0
13/ 0*GOTHIC MINISTRY (558)      1   1  0 50.0  13-10*UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)     4  1 0
14/12 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    56  57  4 49.6  14/14 WAR-C-KERS (345)          4  4 0
15/15 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      95  97  5 49.5  15/13 COLORIFIC (511)           4  4 0
16/16 NEVERWAKE (508)           47  49  6 49.0  16/20 NEVERWAKE (508)           4  6 1
17-18*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  14  15  5 48.3  17/17 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     3  3 0
18/17 IMMORTALS (85)           785 846 60 48.1  18/15 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     64  71  4 47.4  19/12 IMMORTALS (85)            3  6 0
20/22 SKASMONAUTS (495)         36  40  1 47.4  20/ 0*HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       1  0 0
21/20 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 177 204  8 46.5  21/ 0*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   1  0 0
22/21 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    264 307 12 46.2  22-22*DRAGON JUNKIES S.S (498)  1  0 0
23-25 VIEW ASKEW (453)          85 117  4 42.1  23/ 0 BRAT PACK II (523)        1  0 0
24/ 0*LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   11  16  4 40.7  24/ 0*GOTHIC MINISTRY (558)     1  1 0
25/ 0 BRAT PACK II (523)        27  40  3 40.3  25-21 VIEW ASKEW (453)          1  5 0
26/ 0*HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       11  17  0 39.3  26/18 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      1  7 0
27/26 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      203 344  3 37.1  27-24*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)     0  9 0
28/27 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       32  59  2 35.2  28/27 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    0  2 0
29-28*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)     10  31  4 24.4  29-25 MYTHICAL (485)            0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City:

     Adie stood at the window and watched lightning walk across the sky.  She had not 
attempted to view the works of the reborn Kraelian wizard Khaldren since the disaster 
with her magic mirror, but she knew the man was not idle.  She could feel the 
energies he was investing in Krael and his new base at Zorpunt like the heat of the 
sun behind a thin curtain of clouds.  It seemed better to wait for Shania to return.  
Adie shivered as she remembered how closely she'd come to getting caught inside the 
mirror, in a trap set by the group of wizards working in Krael to foil anyone who 
would spy on them.  If Segallion and Nila hadn't been here....
     She threw off the dark mood with a determined effort and turned away from the 
window, drawing the curtain closed.
     Fandil of Ardivent gestured with his pipe at the map spread on the table.  
"Khaldren hasn't expanded his territory any since your encounter," the old man 
remarked.  "He could be running into more trouble than he expected.  Lord Protectors, 
for one thing--the arena system is new since his day."
     "He's had time to get used to gladiators," Cho of Khalhums argued.  "And Lord 
Protectors to practice on, too--not only does he control Zorpunt, but all the coast 
from just above Tobir nearly to Amen-Tei.  He's got Ti and Point--"
     "Closed arenas, there."
     "Plenty of Lord Protectors still around, though," Adie said.  "A lot of them 
never went to the Isle, or went and came back to their Graduation Lands."  She took a 
seat at the table and began to twist a lock of hair around her finger as she thought.  
"There will have been some who welcomed Khaldren, I should think, and plenty who 
didn't care either way...."
     "Lord Protectors were ordinary people before they were granted agelessness," 
Master Cho agreed.  "And ordinary people come all sorts."
     Fandil muttered something under his breath; it sounded like, "Health, humility, 
and honor."
     Adie pretended she hadn't heard him and tapped her finger on the map.  "Krael is 
the old root of his power," she said, "but he's building a new base at Zorpunt.  So 
he'll have to be defeated in both places--"
     "There's good evidence suggesting he's raising power outside Andoria, as well," 
Cho said.  "Fratsfa, Celestinvael, Old Valamantis, Xochithlan, Monuntial, Zuwayza--
all the oldest cities in Alastari."  He filled his mug with wine and leaned back.  "I 
wonder how long ago he started on this."
     "Since the disturbance in the Strait of Iaye, maybe ten years or so ago," Fandil 
said.  "We think he came forward in time with some gladiators who were diving on the 
ruins of Krael."
     "That's been our assumption," Cho agreed.  "But what if he started earlier--MUCH 
earlier.  Before the destruction of Krael.  What if he left... time capsules, so to 
speak, in the old cities, to wait until he called them in our Now?"
     "What difference does it make?  This is fruitless speculation, Cho.  Whenever 
Khaldren started, we have to deal with him now."
     "No, I see where he's going with it," Adie said.  "If this effort of Khaldren's 
was planned long ago, at his leisure, and prepared for, we could be fighting more 
than we realize.  And since he seems to have no hesitation to use Blood Magic, he has 
more magical power available than we do."
     "What does the Lady of the Grey Wand say?" Fandil asked.
     Adie shook her head.  "She won't help.  She won't even accept messages or 
petitioners.  We have to deal with Khaldren ourselves."
     "And quickly."

On the Trier:

     Shania Silverstar stood in the prow of the small ship and stared into the 
darkness as though she could see portents in it, or pierce the veil of rain to see 
the coast of Andoria that was--should be, anyway--coming closer.
     "I've never seen a storm like this," Ashon Chang said beside her.  "At least, 
not since I came from....  Not here."
     "It's magical," the elf said absently.  "Not deliberately created, but a 
reaction against magical stress in the area."
     "Dangerous?"  The orc, Vurand, came up on Shania's other side.
     "Severe storms are always dangerous to small boats," Ashon Chang said.
     "All the more reason to stay off them, then!"
     Shania smiled slightly.  Vurand's dislike of boats was well known.  "Magically 
dangerous, too.  Any time you have this much power loose, it's dangerous."  She 
tilted her head to 'listen' to the currents of magic swirling through the area and 
winced.  "And this is uncontrolled.  Or, perhaps, barely controlled, but if so, I 
can't trace...."  She made a sound of frustration.  There were so many things she no 
longer had the strength to do!  The decay of the Arcanum couldn't take her knowledge 
away, but knowledge without power was worse than not knowing.
     Rhugal's hands settled on her shoulders, and she could feel the warmth of him 
behind her.  "If you need strength, take it."
     She leaned back against him.  "Thank you, but no.  I feel like a vampire 
already!  And I don't think the situation is urgent enough at this moment to--"
     Something rose out of the water ahead of them, dark and gleaming wetly when the 
lightning flashed, to unfamiliar a shape to be grasped.  But its position was easy to 
understand: it was directly in their course.  Tentacles twisted upward just as 
darkness came down again.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail and well met fine warriors and managers of Aruak City, heart of Andoria!  
It is I, Dik-Dik, your reigning dulemaster.  I can only hope that the offer for a 
free drink at the Bulldog Inn is still good with the way Kellumbo and Kennelworth go 
back and forth in the ads.  What can I say?  It has been a long road getting here.  
From the start of an invasion gone bad, to a mid career slump, to a change in 
strategy and my turn upon the throne.  My time in Aruak City is one of fond memories 
and glorious battles.  I salute you all!
     Speaking of battles, this turns challenges go out to a couple of TP's.  It seems 
only fitting that a basher spend his last fight against a TP.  It is the *right* way 
to do things if you ask me.  I only regret not knowing my favorites before Kellumbo 
had to submit my strategy for this turns fight.  As for avoids, Headcutters and Tuft 
Tuggers get the nod simply because they do not deserve a shot at the throne.  
Hopefully I can get in one last fight with a TP before I head off to retirement.
     Well Aurak City, looks like this is it for me.  I would like to take time before 
I go to recognize a few of the characters that make this arena so much fun.  Adie and 
Kennelworth:  While Kellumbo does not agree with how you see things, I certainly 
admire and respect the passion you have for this fine arena.  Frothingslosher's:  It 
has been an honor fighting in the same arena with all of you.  Doc Steele:  It sure 
is nice knowing Kellumbo has competition for resident bad guy and most avoided.  
Papaiz:  Such a pity you follow Kellumbo wherever she goes.  Are you going to retire 
from this arena as well?  And lastly Leeta:  You are the greatest.  Simple as that.
     And with that, I leave you all to fight and toil for the golden ring you all 
seek....the title of Duelmaster.  Fare well.

- Dik-Dik, proud graduate of Aruak City, heart and soul of Andoria!

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to TUFT TUGGERS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the KRILL 
CAVALRY stable.  Take a look at ELFQUEST's act, as they have a 4-0-0 week and gain 14 
places in the team ranking.  It was a tough week for MANIACAL TUFTS, to drop 8 places 
in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at SKASMONAUTS had a good week as they 
went 3-1-0 to put them in 11th place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch 
out for TREESTUMP, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after mashing MISMOSH like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
GLADIUS STARSTRYKE, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) 
bout with ALMOND ALBATROSS.  The most challenged warrior this week was DIK-DIK.  If 
this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was GERFEL'S FRIENDS' THE GREAT SAMARITAN, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by DIK-DIK.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARUAK CITY arena.  Did 
you hear that NEVERWAKE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of NEVERWAKE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BULLDOGS beats feet every time NEVERWAKE smiles 
at them.  Try farming, eh?  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had 
STEEL challenge up 41 points in the rankings to take on WALL OF GLASS?  To the 
crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', WALL OF GLASS was taken out by the 
lower-ranked STEEL.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, BILLY GIBBONS went after PURPLE PANTHER, who was higher by 25 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, BILLY GIBBONS subdued PURPLE PANTHER.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 20-18-1 SEGALLION 
SUNDANCER was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records 
who might take notice of this.  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  KALIDOR THE BOLD II:  
THE REMATCH.  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it covering THE GREAT 
SAMARITAN as he was driven to an early grave by DIK-DIK of the KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  Big 
man!  TEDDY RUXPIN kills KALIDOR THE BOLD.  Who ya gonna  fight next, TEDDY 
RUXPIN--Minnie Mouse?  I hope TUFT TUGGERS has a good enough fighter to beat the snot 
out of TEDDY RUXPIN.  Congrats to TEDDY RUXPIN for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding KALIDOR THE BOLD a bit of dirt).  Remember:  
alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what 
happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARUAK CITY giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           25  23  0   116       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524         17  16  1   115       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BILLY GIBBONS 6251           11   6  0   111       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790            16  15  0   109       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 TEDDY RUXPIN 6399            19  11  1   107       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       26  25  0   105       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          20  38  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SYRLANIA 6107                13  11  0    94       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 STRONGBOW 5686               17  26  0    92       ELFQUEST (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKAMAKAZE 5928                9   7  0    92       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 LOWELL DARNO 4594            20  21  0    91       IMMORTALS (85)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655           12  21  1    91       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 STEEL 6254                   11   2  0    91       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-HERMES 5318                  10   6  1    91       MYTHICAL (485)
-MARCUS KUERTON 4855           7   5  0    91       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE PANTHER 6057          13   7  0    87       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 RAINSONG 6128                14  11  0    86       ELFQUEST (515)
-GANYMEDES 5800               14   9  0    83       MYTHICAL (485)
 OPUS X 5276                  14  17  1    81       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   5  0    80       NEVERWAKE (508)
-ONYX OWL 5548                14  13  0    78       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 WARDUKE 5930                 14  16  2    77       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-TITAN 5799                   14   4  0    77       MYTHICAL (485)
-KHAKI KANGAROO 5547          13   6  1    77       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BLUE BLAZES 6280              9   4  0    77       COLORIFIC (511)
 ELMER FUDD 6401              16  17  1    75       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    14   6  1    73       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
 ENBALMER 4939                14  18  1    69       THE LIVING DEAD (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POSITIVE POLYANA 6283         8   5  0    65       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 DOUBLE - TAP 5535            12   6  1    63       NEVERWAKE (508)
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          7   8  0    63       COLORIFIC (511)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              13  21  1    62       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 BLUE VELVET 6248              9   3  0    62       COLORIFIC (511)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         8   7  0    62       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 2XZ 5002                      5   4  2    62       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 ICE 6275                     13   4  0    61       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           8   8  0    61       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113            10  15  0    59       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          14  12  0    54       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           8  23  1    54       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 VAN HELSING 6338              9   2  0    53       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232             8   6  0    53       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       8  17  0    52       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-ATHENA 5320                   7   5  0    52       MYTHICAL (485)
 TREESTUMP 6369                3   4  0    50       ELFQUEST (515)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295        6   7  0    49       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 JAZMINE ICE 4998              5   3  0    49       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222            9  12  0    47       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 MISMOSH 5144                 10  16  0    46       IMMORTALS (85)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865            6   4  0    42       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372           5   0  0    42       BULLDOGS (157)
 AZURE ASP 6373                4   1  0    42       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HALO 6189                     7   2  1    39       NEVERWAKE (508)
 CALFSKIN 6240                 6  10  1    39       BULLDOGS (157)
 CAO BLACK 6001                4   6  0    39       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-GUN METAL 5451                3   5  1    39       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 HOT DOG 6343                  6   2  1    35       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALLY SHEEDY 6250              4   3  0    33       BRAT PACK II (523)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239            4   2  0    30       COLORIFIC (511)
 TIMMORN YELLOW EYES 6337      5   6  1    28       ELFQUEST (515)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             1   4  1    28       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKIE DEE 6060               5   5  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           4   2  2    25       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-KORGULL 6411                  4   1  0    25       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTATO HEAD JR 6391           4   5  0    23       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 BULLOMIA 6342                 3   6  0    23       BULLDOGS (157)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349       5   3  0    22       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-ICY TROUSERS 5741             4   4  2    22       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 INFERNAL 6421                 1   2  1    22       NEVERWAKE (508)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367             4   3  0    21       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 HONEY 6368                    3   4  1    21       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370           3   4  0    20       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BLIND ILLUSION 6412           3   3  0    20       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 BIG DOG 6378                  3   2  0    19       BULLDOGS (157)
 JOLITH DARKSTEEL 5021         2   2  0    19       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-BIG POPPA PUMP 4995           3   4  0    17       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         3   2  0    17       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-WARGHAST 6410                 3   2  0    17       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
-BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         1   6  0    17       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          1   0  0    17       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 FIVALO 6345                   4   3  0    15       IMMORTALS (85)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   6  0    15       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-PALE STRIDER 5454             4   1  0    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
-JUSSY 6383                    2   2  0    14       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-HELENA HANDBASKET 6016        1   0  1    14       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 MAGILLA GORILLA 6430          1   1  0    12       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-FORLANI 6376                  2   2  0    11       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 MEPHASKAPHALES 6438           1   0  0    11       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-DOMINOE 5453                  2   3  1    10       DRAGON JUNKIES S.S. (498)
 TORRIDOR 6348                 2   4  0    10       IMMORTALS (85)
 DJANGO REINHARDT 6384         2   3  0     9       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 JON FLEET 6415                2   2  0     8       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SILVER LINING 6339            1   5  0     8       COLORIFIC (511)
-CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 6409          1   2  0     8       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 DARK WARLOCK 6435             1   0  0     7       GOTHIC MINISTRY (558)
-ACE VENTURA 5816              0   1  0     7       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-SERENDIPITY 6375              1   3  0     6       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-JUNGLE KING 6422              1   0  0     6       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
-RANCID 5009                   1   2  0     5       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
-HIGH PROTECTOR 5644           1   0  0     5       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-ROB LOWE 6374                 1   1  0     4       BRAT PACK II (523)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         0   4  0     4       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 DIAMONDBACK 4204              0   2  0     2       REPTILIAN REBELS (312)
 INCUBUS 6434                  0   1  0     1       GOTHIC MINISTRY (558)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TAMPA 6440                    0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE GREAT SAMARI 4782 24 28 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  DIK-DIK 5850          502 NONE    
THROW AWAY 6437        0  1 0 IMMORTALS 85          BLACK ORC 488         502 NONE    
ROBIN U. BLIND 6396    6  6 0 LORDS OF CHAOS 556    KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244 500 JUST REV
MELANIE 'HELLBEA 6426  0  1 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    WURM KIN 495          502 NONE    
DININ DHUU'NYL 5023    2  2 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    HOT DOG 6343          500         
BODY BAG 6439          0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         DARK CHAMPION 492     502 NONE    
CYCLONE 6237           5  5 1 NEVERWAKE 508         WILLIE DIXON 6385     499 JUST REV
SEGALLION SUNDAN 4600 20 18 1 TUFT TUGGERS 305      DEVELLAN JARA 491     502 NONE    
KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244 11 10 1 TUFT TUGGERS 305      TEDDY RUXPIN 6399     502         
SUPERCONDUCTOR 6416    0  1 0 UNMERCIFUL FATE 557   HONEY 6368            499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zlatina (with great assists from Tankesh & Adie) -- That was a GREAT DM column. 
Interesting, ingenious, and just neat! -- Kennelworth

Dik Dik -- Congratulations on your DM crown.  You have been advertising and 
publicizing your greatness, and you have delivered on your claims.  Well done, Champ.  
And, of course, Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Maniacle Tufts -- I am back.  (At least, I hope I lived through the tournament!)  
Again, I apologize and I say let's do the deed!  (No catsup, please.) -- Hot Dog

Contest?  Didn't we just have an all-encompassing contest?  Weren't the results... 
Defenders 1 and Invaders 0?  Coda 1 and noncoda 0? -- Kennelworth

All The Bulldog Family hopes that all Aruakers did well in the Mailer.  Salute! -- 
Kennelworth

Adie & Kellumbo -- While it is true that there may have been more of those 
"nonconventional warrior" successes in the old days, we can assure you that they run 
similarly today.  (from experience)  The biggest difference, is that to most managers 
they are even less desirable today, with the focus on godling level/highly bonused 
warriors for tournaments.  Were the DM arenas and roleplaying focus today the way it 
was in the days of yesteryear, the resultants would remain similar. -- Mino and 
Kennelworth (and the white horses they rode in on)

#!%#%! Sissy Boy!!!  You are dead meat in your little bitty elf shoes, Tankesh! -- 
Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Albino Rainbow -- You put the white-out on my blue!  I can only say--well done! -- 
Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

Enbalmer -- Did that come as a surprise for you? -- Blue Blazes, Proud Colorific

Treestump -- What would you do without me?  Your own personal silver lining? -- 
Silver Lining Proud, but humiliated, Colorific

All ye landlubbers, ye best send yon old scalliwaggin' rascal Spectrum (now Huckle 
Cat) yer best "aye matey".  He be a good'n.  Aye. -- Mino

Wall Of Glass -- Perhaps I am improving?  Only two minutes?  Is there a message 
there?  Growlllll!  Congratulations on your well-earned Lord Protectorship. -- Purple 
Panther

Billie Gibbons and Bonnie Raitt -- Whether it be owl or kangaroo, you treated the 
critters with utter disdain.  Cruelty to animals is a sin! a sin, we say!  Sinners!!! 
-- Onyx Owl and Khaki Kangaroo

Huckle Cat -- Any friend of Mino's is a friend of mine.  Welcome to Aruak City, the 
Heart and Soul of Andoria.  Health!  Humility!  Honor! -- Kennelworth, Bulldogs

Strongbow -- Not strong enough for Dik-Dik! -- Dik-Dik

Gladius Starstryke -- Well done, and on my challenge to boot. -- Ice

Kennelworth -- Honor is all a matter of perspective. -- Detective Kellumbo

Adie -- Please don't start with the whole health, humility, honor thing as well.  
It's bad enough dog chow boy does it. -- DK

Kalidor -- Sometimes us total parries get confused. -- Ice

Tankesh -- You say the sweetest things (villainous slut...I kinda like that....). -- 
DK

All -- Now that the tourney is over, Kellumbo's Kids will be back up to full strength 
for quite a while.  Feel free to send those challenges and use those avoids. -- DK

Tankesh -- You little cadling!  Now you've got me down to 6-3 and not on a roll.  
Perhaps it is time to simply gobble you whole? -- Purple People Eater, Proud 
Colorific Manager

Positive Polyana -- You can do it!  Indeed, you almost did it!  Great fight!  You are 
a deserving warrior. -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

Bonnie Raitt -- Drats!  Great challenge and win.  I had all the chances in the world 
and I couldn't close it.  My bullpen is weak! -- Blue Blazes, Proud Colorifc

Warghast -- Twenty-five swipes and not one sinlge crit or big hit?  I take it THAT is 
not my favorite weapon and that you are way too good for me.  Whew! -- Silver Lining, 
Proud, but humiliated, Colorific

Dik-Dik -- Well, you managed to get to the top, just in time to graduate.  I guess 
that deserves some kudos, even for an invader.  What can I say, you're the first to 
hang at the top and make it out.  I'm sure you won't take Adie or Kennelworth up on 
it, but drinks are free at the Bulldog. -- Tankesh

High Elf wasn't so bad.  What a wuss. -- Zlatina

Bargan Basement -- Now THAT was bold!  Even though I got the win, I didn't get much 
else out of that fight.  A good tussle, well fought.  Care for another round?  Send 
your buddy, Elmer Fudd.  I promise not to complain about a DC.  I like a challenge. -
- Kalidor the Bold

Skamakaze -- That took some balls!  My defensive abilities may not be the best, and 
my riposte may be poor, but still!  Nice challenge, I'm no rookie. -- Segallion
P.S.  Hey, that was a DC?  Did you do that on purpose?  Please say it ain't so.

Punch Gran Cru -- You really are a Gran Pa! -- Branford

Honey -- Sorry, you just weren't sweet enough sugar. -- Eliza

Kennelworth -- Okay, this turn, I had of my four warriors, post two total avoids to 
two different teams.  We'll see if I'm top avoider again, and see which one gets 
picked.  Maybe we can figure out how these insane commission people make their luny 
conclusions. -- Tankesh

D.K. -- If you want to feel better, feel free to talk dirty to me all you want, you 
skank you! -- Tankesh
P.S.  Sorry to boot you from the top team spot... Wait, what am I saying!  Woo-hoo!
P.P.S.  You know, I never had to figure out the hole avoids thing until I had to 
avoid DC'ers in Aruak.  I love avoids, especially when I get mentioned as the 
avoider, because it just tells the avoided how dishonorable they really are.

Purple People Eater -- I hate typing out your long name.  You're such a schmuck! -- 
Tankesh
P.S.  Not that people don't say the same of me!  ;)

Scribe -- A spot?  Really?  Sure you were... just kidding.  I'm looking forward to 
it! ;) -- Adie

     This time, it's in.  Well, at least something is in.

Generalissimo Puerco -- Loss?  Dinin?  Who's that? <thoroughly confused and unaware 
of the Maniacal Tufts>. -- Adie

Congratulations to our new Lord Protectors.  Dik-Dik, Dragula, The Great Samaritan, 
and Segallion Sundancer.  Bring honor to Aruak. -- Adie

Huckle Cat -- Welcome to Aruak City, Heart and Soul of Andoria.  We hope you enjoy 
the culture here and make it your home.  The Aruaki abhore trying to kill in the 
arena, and we do not downchallenge.  We also vigorously defend that culture.  You 
will find many talkative and friendly people here in Aruak, and we hope you'll be 
part of our community. -- Adie, Manager of the Bulldog Inn (owner of Tuft Tuggers)

Cao Black -- Experience was on your side. -- Jolith

Jon Fleet -- This is infuriating, loosing such a close fight.  All my sacrifice for 
so little.  You... are a dog. -- Fiona

Hot Dog -- You're barking up the wrong tree my furry friend.  WE don't care if one of 
our number are killed.  Besides, I wouldn't have been surprised if Dinin allowed 
himself to be killed just to get to the isle for the dead tournament and see 
Greywand's 'facilities' from the inside.  Whether or not he makes it back is another 
matter.  <evil grin> -- Fiona, for Maniacal Tufts

Segallion Sundancer: 11(2)-12-9-21-16(1)-5-13, nor/good.  MA/ini/att, AE/par/def, 
EX/rip.  Poor parry base, slow to learn defense, riposte, decise made him a challenge 
similar to Zlatina.  But he came around with his learns eventually unlike she.  His 
good weapon and high offense paid off in the end.  Maybe next time I'll run such a 
warrior in heavier armor instead of trying finesse so much (I did it once, and it 
worked against the obstinate Dik-Dik).  Most of his losses were to faster warriors 
with high offense (ie. lots of LU's). -- Tankesh

Potato Head Jr -- What happened to Sr?  Did he get mashed? -- Rockie Dee
P.S.  I just couldn't resist that one.  Sorry.
P.P.S.  Sorta sorry.

Fiona Starmantle -- Madam (slight bow), you must find it difficult to be classed as a 
"Maniacal Tuft," I am sure.  The necessity for uttering maniacal laughs at frequent 
intervals, for instance, obviously impeded your concentration on the combat.  Sad, is 
it not?  My own situation is somewhat similar, though the problems for me do not 
arise in the arena but out of it, when I am forced, despite my height, to practice 
cavalry maneuvers on small horses, little more than ponies.  I practically drag my 
feet!  Ah, well, effective immortality is probably worth it. -- Jon Fleet

Django Reinhardt -- Humphf, and Jon thinks HE has a problem with the ponies....  Oh, 
well.  Good fight, I guess.  Yeah, I guess... I'd rather have my head cut than 
banged.  Slightly. -- Jo Mooncatcher
P.S.  I'm actually quite good on a horse that's big enough to carry me.  But will 
Leeta listen?  Of course not!

Rainsong -- Somehow, your name seems inappropriate. -- Nila Sundancer

Timmorn Yellow Eyes -- That was quick!  What were you thinking about instead of the 
fight? -- Lini Dawnwind

Azure Asp -- Of course I wasn't fleet PERSONALLY.  The horse is supposed to do that. 
-- Jon Fleet

Eliza Pigeon-not-pig -- Okay. -- Nila Sundancer

Dragula, 11-13-7-17-15-5-17, master riposte, master in Attack, adv. expert in parry, 
exp in defense.  Adept with shortsword (no thanks).   My first graduate since Prime 
Mover I believe.  Fighting regular arena on his last turn, looking for some last 
blood.  Wish him luck. -- Dartor

Tatiana -- I finally won a defensive vs. defensive battle.  Thanks for the expert and 
rise to Challenger Champs.  Hopefully I can follow Dragula shortly. -- Lowell Darno

Cheers to 500 turns and hoping it continues for another 500. -- Dartor, mgr. 
Immortals and The Living Dead

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    &lt;&lt;&lt;PRIZES&gt;&gt;&gt;

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  &lt;&lt;&lt;REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE 
CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEGALLION SUNDANCER was viciously butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute fight.
MELANIE 'HELLBEAST' was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BODY BAG was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THROW AWAY was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
TEDDY RUXPIN savagely slew KALIDOR THE BOLD in a 3 minute Bloodfeud competition.
DOUBLE - TAP devastated WILLIE DIXON in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
JOLITH DARKSTEEL was unbelievably bested by HOT DOG in a 6 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BILLY GIBBONS vanquished PURPLE PANTHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LOWELL DARNO was defeated by BONNIE RAITT in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
STEEL savagely defeated WALL OF GLASS in a 32 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
SYRLANIA overcame OPUS X in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT was viciously subdued by SKAMAKAZE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ELIZA PIGERON was overpowered by ENBALMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CALFSKIN lost to VIRGINIA'S SECRET in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.
ALMOND ALBATROSS bested GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BLUE VELVET defeated SKATTERBRAIN in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
POSITIVE POLYANA beat VAN HELSING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
BUCKING BRAHMA devastated INFERNAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
AZURE ASP overpowered THUNDERBLADE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BIG DOG handily defeated TORRIDOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DJANGO REINHARDT was devastated by TIMMORN YELLOW EYES in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
DIK-DIK assassinated THE GREAT SAMARITAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SALENA WARSMITH overpowered NILA SUNDANCER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
K. K. DOWNING was overpowered by DRAGULA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
TATIANA SEASPRITE beat ELMER FUDD in a 4 minute expert's duel.
SUPERBEAST was overpowered by RAINSONG in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
STRONGBOW handily defeated ALBINO RAINBOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WARDUKE savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
BRANFORD HAWKE was viciously subdued by 2XZ in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
PUNCH GRAN CRU was defeated by THUNDERSTORM in a popular 1 minute veteran's bout.
CAO BLACK was overcome by ICE in a 3 minute match.
MISMOSH was devastated by TREESTUMP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAZMINE ICE demolished THE SINGING BANDIT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
POTATO HEAD JR was viciously subdued by ALLY SHEEDY in a 2 minute brutal fight.
HALO demolished HONEY in a action packed 2 minute one-sided conflict.
BULLOMIA was overpowered by LINI DAWNWIND in a 1 minute uneven bout.
JO MOONCATCHER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FIVALO was outwaited by YELLOW STREAK in a 8 minute gory match.
ROCKIE DEE demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BARGAIN BASEMENT bested INCUBUS in a 2 minute amateur's match.
FIONA STARMANTLE was vanquished by MAGILLA GORILLA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DIAMONDBACK was bested by DARK WARLOCK in a action packed 5 minute amateur's match.
JON FLEET was handily defeated by SKABBA THE HUTT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MEPHASKAPHALES overpowered TAMPA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  47 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     50 -  43 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  21 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  50 -  4      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  30 -  1      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  44 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         AIMED BLOW        35 -  41 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  65 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  49 -  2      40  |

Turn 502 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WALL OF GLASS 5534         25  23  0  116 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
SLASHING ATTACK  SALENA WARSMITH 5524       17  16  1  115 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
STRIKING ATTACK  BILLY GIBBONS 6251         11   6  0  111 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
PARRY-STRIKE     BONNIE RAITT 5790          16  15  0  109 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
LUNGING ATTACK   SKAMAKAZE 5928              9   7  0   92 SKASMONAUTS (495)
BASHING ATTACK   PURPLE PANTHER 6057        13   7  0   87 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195  14   6  1   73 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
PARRY-LUNGE      POSITIVE POLYANA 6283       8   5  0   65 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        14  12  0   54 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OPUS X 5276.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BONNIE RAITT 5790.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKATTERBRAIN 6232, HONEY 
6368, DIAMONDBACK 4204, SYRLANIA 6107, TEDDY RUXPIN 6399, KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244, 
JOLITH DARKSTEEL 5021, SKAMAKAZE 5928, VAN HELSING 6338, and BLUE VELVET 6248.

The least popular fighter this week was WALL OF GLASS 5534.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEEL 6254, YELLOW STREAK 6239, TAMPA 6440, JON FLEET 6415, 
FIONA STARMANTLE 5022, MISMOSH 5144, ICE 6275, ALBINO RAINBOW 6238, SUPERBEAST 4943, 
and NILA SUNDANCER 4872.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TATIANA SEASPRITE (11-4951) SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

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

SEGALLION SUNDANCER (11-4600) TUFT TUGGERS (305)
THE GREAT SAMARITAN (11-4782) GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
DRAGULA (11-4942) THE LIVING DEAD (454)
DIK-DIK (11-5850) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)