DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2005    Duedate: 01/20/2005

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-506

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE BLAZES
COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6280) [13-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE BLAZES                    DRACULA
COLORIFIC (511)                UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
(11-6280) [13-4-0,115]         (11-6319) [4-2-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

K. K. DOWNING                  BLUE VELVET
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       COLORIFIC (511)
(11-5655) [13-24-1,77]         (11-6248) [12-4-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)       37
2. COLORIFIC (511)             31      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           24      Unchartered Team
4. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      24
5. UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)      21      UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          182  97  3 65.2   1/ 2 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      8  4 0
 2/ 0 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435)  98  56  4 63.6   2/ 8 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     8  6 0
 3/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        920 554 34 62.4   3/ 5 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        8  7 0
 4/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           761 602 26 55.8   4/ 9 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  8  7 0
 5/12*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)     5   4  0 55.6   5/ 1 SKASMONAUTS (495)         7  4 0
 6/ 4 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     83  72  5 53.5   6/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)           7  5 0
 7/ 5 WAR-C-KERS (345)         137 119  5 53.5   7/13 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  8 1
 8/ 6*DARK WIND (509)           11  10  1 52.4   8/16 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  8 0
 9/ 7 SKASMONAUTS (495)         48  44  1 52.2   9-11 LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   5  1 1
10/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 119 112  5 51.5  10- 6 HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       5  2 0
11/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   647 621 18 51.0  11/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  5  3 0
12-10 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    58  57  4 50.4  12/14*DARK WIND (509)           5  4 0
13/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       587 583 20 50.2  13/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     5  7 0
14/13 ELFQUEST (515)           197 202 10 49.4  14/17 WAR-C-KERS (345)          4  2 0
15-14 LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)   16  17  5 48.5  15-12 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       4  2 0
16-15 IMMORTALS (85)           786 855 60 47.9  16/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)            4  5 0
17-17 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      98 109  5 47.3  17/18 ELFQUEST (515)            4  8 0
18/16 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      54  61  3 47.0  18-15 VIEW ASKEW (453)          3  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     65  74  5 46.8  19/22 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    3  6 0
20/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    273 315 12 46.4  20-20 REPTILIAN REBELS (312)    2  0 0
21/19 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 186 215  8 46.4  21/21*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    2  1 0
22-21 HOUSE OF PAIN (458)       18  22  0 45.0  22/ 0 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRL (435)  2  2 0
23-22 VIEW ASKEW (453)          89 124  5 41.8  23-19 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      0 10 0
24/ 0 BRAT PACK II (523)        27  41  3 39.7  24-24 IMMORTALS (85)            0  5 0
25-23 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       37  63  2 37.0  25-23 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     0  2 0
26/24 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      209 357  3 36.9  26/ 0 BRAT PACK II (523)        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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): LIMPETTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): VISION of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): THUNDERCATS (Balzar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 504): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 497): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 493): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, well, well, another 2 weeks of beer drinkers and hellraisers at the Bulldog.
Nice try Skamakaze, but I remember what y'all said about me last time so I brought
the beat down this time to be sure!  My manager is very proud of my accomplishments
but is puzzled about how wrong he was on my faves.  WHY?  After all, shouldn't a good
guitarist/warrior be best with his hands?  I thought it was obvious after all the
barroom brawls he saw me in!  Well, looks like I'll be bare-knucklin' somebody this
round so I hope they're not wearing plate armor because I'd hate to hurt my hands!
My thanks to the stalwarts of the arena (Adie/Tankesh, Kennelworth, JRK, Armalias,
Dartor, etc.) for keeping my boss interested in this place so I could spend 2 turns
watching the fights from the best seat in the house!  The Duelmaster's throne!
Peace, Y'all!

Billy Gibbons, Lord Protector and Duelmaster of Aruak City

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ARUAK CITY needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, 
SKASMONAUTS, but SNUGGLEBUNNIES was just too good to be stopped.  See if I even talk 
to any of those losers in BULLDOGS again!  Didja see where they got 0-1-0?  Somebody 
musta won a lotta fights!  The guys at KRILL CAVALRY like really pulled together to 
get a 2-3-0 this turn, moving up by 8.  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, 
ANIMAL FARM!  'Cause they got 3-1-1 and moved up to 7th!  MVP award for DRACULA?  
UNIVERSAL HORROR's proud of him after beating THUNDERSTORM and getting 21 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  KIANA TOM's match with HONEY cost her a loss of 17 
points!  Like, BLUE BLAZES must be pretty gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from 
THE HEADCUTTERS II.  Does this gal have a death wish or what!  And I was just getting 
used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome BLUE BLAZES.  Aren't 
COLORIFIC proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS was the most avoided team.  Is a 83-72-5 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why SKASMONAUTS' been avoiding 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can SNUGGLEBUNNIES' 
BLOOD MONKEY be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really 
the same?  I'm not so sure THE SINGING BANDIT knew all the facts when he challenged 
HOT DOG of BULLDOGS.  I saw THE SINGING BANDIT stumbling and dribbling at The Victory 
Tavern last week...  THE SINGING BANDIT was so studly out there in the sands!  
Beating HOT DOG and getting 28 points.  GERFEL'S FRIENDS must be proud, for sure!  
People were asking me did ALBINO RAINBOW REALLY challenge ONYX OWL?  (all right, 
maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but ONYX OWL wants me to write about it since she lost to ALBINO RAINBOW.  Satisfied? 
RINUS must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged KALIDOR 
THE BOLD.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought RINUS 
showed great skill and promise when he was bested by KALIDOR THE BOLD.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What a bummer deal for JEB MERCLUE!  He just barely was 
getting his "fighter feet" but got kill by AZURE ASP of ANIMAL FARM!  Those're the 
breaks, I guess.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a 
job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BLAZES 6280             13   4  0   115       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKAMAKAZE 5928               12   8  0   113       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-OPUS X 5276                  17  17  1   104       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232            12   6  0   104       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 PURPLE PANTHER 6057          14  10  0   100       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238          10  10  0   100       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-TONYA WAITS 4757             20   7  0    97       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 POSITIVE POLYANA 6283        10   7  0    97       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 EBONY EMU 5604                9   3  0    97       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 STRONGBOW 5686               18  29  0    95       ELFQUEST (515)
 BLUE VELVET 6248             12   4  0    93       COLORIFIC (511)
-LOWELL DARNO 4594            21  22  0    92       IMMORTALS (85)
-ENBALMER 4939                15  19  2    92       THE LIVING DEAD (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARDUKE 5930                 17  17  2    89       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BLOOD MONKEY 5858            12   5  0    89       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
-2XZ 5002                      7   4  2    87       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
 ONYX OWL 5548                17  14  0    84       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-JAZMINE ICE 4998              8   3  0    83       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          17  13  0    78       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SYRLANIA 6107                14  13  0    78       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 STEEL 6254                   12   5  0    78       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655           13  24  1    77       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ICE 6275                     15   6  0    75       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    14   6  1    73       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865            9   5  0    73       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TEDDY RUXPIN 6399            19  14  1    72       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-ELMER FUDD 6401              17  19  1    72       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          8   9  0    68       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           12  13  0    66       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 HONEY 6368                    7   4  1    66       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 GUMDROP 5104                 14  12  1    65       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 CARMEN ELECTRA 4752           8   2  0    64       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
-SUPERBEAST 4943              13  23  1    63       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 VAN HELSING 6338             12   3  0    63       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 RAINSONG 6128                15  14  0    62       ELFQUEST (515)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295        8   9  0    62       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-CALFSKIN 6240                 8  11  1    60       BULLDOGS (157)
-ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        10   8  0    59       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           9  25  1    59       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 FUZZBALL 5101                13  12  0    57       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THUNDERBLADE 6367             7   4  0    53       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349       7   5  0    52       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113            10  19  0    49       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 KIANA TOM 4753                8   9  0    49       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 TREESTUMP 6369                5   6  0    49       ELFQUEST (515)
-MISMOSH 5144                 10  18  0    48       IMMORTALS (85)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
 DRACULA 6319                  4   2  0    48       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       9  20  0    47       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 DOODLEBUG 6268                6   6  2    47       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 DJANGO REINHARDT 6384         5   4  0    47       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-CAO BLACK 6001                5   8  0    46       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
 HOT DOG 6343                  8   4  1    43       BULLDOGS (157)
-BUCKING BRAHMA 6372           6   2  0    43       BULLDOGS (157)
-BULLETPROOF MONK 4999         3   6  1    43       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAINFIRE 5541                 5   2  1    40       DARK WIND (509)
-BIG DOG 6378                  5   2  0    40       BULLDOGS (157)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239            6   4  0    39       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURE ASP 6373                5   4  1    33       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              4   3  0    33       BRAT PACK II (523)
 TIMMORN YELLOW EYES 6337      6   9  1    32       ELFQUEST (515)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060               7   7  0    31       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
-BULLOMIA 6342                 4   6  0    26       BULLDOGS (157)
-BRUCE ALMIGHTY 5003           4   2  2    25       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          2   7  0    25       VIEW ASKEW (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370           4   7  0    23       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SERENDIPITY 6375              2   4  0    23       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-POTATO HEAD JR 6391           5   7  0    22       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-DIAMONDBACK 4204              2   2  0    22       REPTILIAN REBELS (312)
 RICK DERRINGER 6463           2   1  0    22       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          3   1  0    20       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 FOXXY LOVE 6447               2   2  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 VOID SMOKE 5545               2   2  0    18       DARK WIND (509)
-FIVALO 6345                   4   5  0    17       IMMORTALS (85)
 DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544          1   2  0    17       DARK WIND (509)
-MEPHISKAPHALES 6438           3   1  0    16       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-MISSY 6461                    1   0  1    16       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-SILVER LINING 6339            2   6  0    15       COLORIFIC (511)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441         2   1  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-BIG POPPA PUMP 4995           3   5  0    14       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         3   5  0    14       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 LINDSAY LOHAN 6471            1   0  0    13       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
 JON FLEET 6415                2   6  0    12       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 THIEVING SOUL 5752            2   2  0    12       DARK WIND (509)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             1   8  1    12       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-BEER GOGGLES 6460             1   0  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-RANCID 5009                   2   4  0    10       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
-TAMPA 6440                    2   2  0     8       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
-MOBIUS 6459                   1   0  0     8       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
-GANGREL 6456                  2   1  0     7       HOUSE OF PAIN (458)
 RINUS 5543                    1   2  0     5       DARK WIND (509)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465         1   0  0     5       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-HIGH PROTECTOR 5644           1   0  0     5       LUROCIANS EXTREME (459)
-LORTAM 6446                   0   2  0     2       IMMORTALS (85)
 BROOK BURKE 6472              0   1  0     1       GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS (435)
-THE MAD ARMENIAN 6458         0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)
 WINDCHASER 6469               0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-THE MUMMY 6316                0   1  0     1       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-DR. MIRAKLE 6318              0   1  0     1       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROB LOWE 6374          1  2 0 BRAT PACK II 523      DEVELLAN JARA 491     506 NONE    
TULE BOX 6466          0  1 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    506 NONE    
BONNIE RAITT 5790     16 16 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 ENBALMER 4939         503 REVENGED
MAGILLA GORILLA 6430   2  3 0 LORDS OF CHAOS 556    MISSY 6461            505         
HI-JINX 6454           1  1 0 SKASMONAUTS 495       BULLETPROOF MONK 4999 504         
BASHER! 6473           0  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      SPYMASTER 490         506 NONE    
JEB MERCLUE 6457       2  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      AZURE ASP 6373        506         
KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244 11 10 1 TUFT TUGGERS 305      TEDDY RUXPIN 6399     502 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Gibbons, Duelmaster -- Well done!  Congratulations on both your continued DMship,
and the excellent spot you penned.  You the man! -- Kennelworth
P.S.  And, of course, drinks continue to be free for Duelmasters at The Bulldog Inn.

Fuzzball -- I usually don't like fuzz mixed in with my mustard and relish, but in
your case the pleasure was all mine! -- Hot Dog

Lini D. -- I had thought my previous victory was pure luck, and now I know.  Salute!
-- Bucking Brahma

Gumdrops?  I hate gumdrops! -- Calfskin

Ed. -- Are these any better?  Is this in "plain". -- Kennelworth
P.S.  I informed Mino, but he looked at me like I was talking some foreign language
like English or something.

     Perfect, thank you! -- Ed.

Albino Rainbow -- What?!  Gee, that must be embarrassing?  You challenged this old
bird with all that style advantage and all, and I flew off with the victory?  You
must be in a very onyx-like mood?  Hoot, hoot. -- Onyx Owl

K.K. -- Judas Priest?  Is he a running back like Priest Holmes?  I always wanted to
be a runner.  Flying is for the birds! -- Onyx Owl

Nila -- You are so kind and so cuuuuuuute! -- Onyx Owl

K.K. -- You impressed me!  Wow! -- Ebony Emu (feeling like a little grey bird)

Gladius -- 'Twas my day.  Indeed! -- Almond Albatross

Honey, Honey, Honey!  I have only the Azure left as you kicked my Asp to kingdom
come! -- Azure XXX

Me critters bea bloody 'n need 'o some asp kickin' 'o theirn own.  Blimey! -- Mino

Blue, Yellow, Green -- Ugly colors and losers to boot!  You are ruinin' my record,
Velvet, Streak, & Envy, and you'd best tend to business! -- Purple People Eater Proud
Colorific Manager

Ice -- You?  I didn't want anything to do with you. -- Green With Envy

Skatterbrain -- What can I say?  My challenge; your win.  Salute. -- Blue Velvet

CAO -- Next meeting I'm going to blackball you! -- Yellow Streak

Teddy -- You not only ran for three turns, you took it like a man!  Well done. --
Branford

Teddy -- What he means is you put up a good fight, especially that last one. --
Tankesh

Pumpkin Escobar -- That wasn't exactly a fair match-up! -- Eliza

Mobius -- Figures.  Same thing happened to me in my last run through the arena
system. -- Kalidor

Mordanti Deserter -- Ya'll at least had the moral fortitude to vacate the Mordanti
army.  Gud fer ya! -- Jeb

PPE -- I don't know what it is with you, but listening to your blabbering just irks
me.  Maybe it's because you're always so positive, talking yourself up all the time.
If you deserve credit for anything, it's that. -- Tankesh

Animal Farm -- Khaki was doing pretty good all things considered.  Oh well. --
Tankesh

DK -- Let me lace it up with a bit of ecstasy, and you can take all the candy you
want, little lady! -- Tankesh

For Ed. we've got Milky Way Dark.  Do you like dark chocolate?  YUMMY! -- Tankesh
P.S.  I love licorice too, except the black stuff.  And sour candies too!  YES!  Ok,
getting carried away....

     Dark chocolate, but of course.  Is there any other kind?  And you can give me
     all your black licorice and you can have all my red. -- Ed.

Street Legal -- Hey, Dartor is one of us.  Don't go hunting Embalmer on a blood feud.
Play nice.  If you must be bloody, send your retribution towards some invaders.  Of
course, pickings are getting slim in that department. -- Adie

Leeta -- Your team sounded pretty hungry last turn.  Speaking of food...

Those of you attending the face, look for me, I'll have cookies! -- Adie

Positive Polyana -- I'm just at a loss to what KK's problem is. -- Street Legal

DK -- Thanks, and no sweat, I always love a good taunting rivalry.  You have done it
respectfully so I have no problems with it continuing!  How's Tampa feel anyway?  ;-P
-- Street Legal

Jo Mooncatcher -- My aim is a bit off lately. -- Django Reinhardt

Adie -- I'm glad he drinks free or my team would be inactive for 6 months to pay his
bill! -- Street Legal

Tampa -- Nice to meet you, Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo! -- Rick Derringer

Ebony Emu -- I needed that win bad, and snatched from the jaws of defeat no less!  A
fine battle! -- K.K. Downing

Timmorn Yellow Eyes -- The eyes spooked me so bad I had to hit and run! -- Django
Reinhardt

Diamondback -- A fine fight that I thought I had the advantage in.  Why do I keep
having to train at night, though?  Is there something I should be made aware of here,
Street? -- Willie Dixon

Bucking Brahma -- Now, now, there's no need to get so stirred up.  It won't do you
any good anyway. -- Lini Dawnwind

The Singing Bandit -- Well, listen!  If you can't hit the high notes on that tune,
don't SING it, okay?  Or do a, you know, duet.  With, for instance, me, because I'm a
soprano and I can hit those notes.  I can smash 'em flat! -- Rockie Dee

     Flat is not a good thing when you're talking about music.... -- Ed.

Dracula -- If you're going to bite people on the neck, wouldn't you rather have a
woman?  I mean, the trouble you went to getting through my beard, that should have
been a clue. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Foxxy Love -- But you ARE cute, and that makes up for a lot. -- Jon Fleet
P.S.  Why should I be fleet of foot?  That's what horses are for.

Adie and Generalissimo -- No time for an episode today, have to get organized for the
Face to Face.  I hope to have a chance to talk to you both there about directions and
possibilities. -- the Scribe
P.S.  I suppose I shouldn't also hope your warriors get eliminated early so there's
plenty of time to talk....

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.

15 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-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROB LOWE was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TULE BOX was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BASHER! was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SKATTERBRAIN defeated STRONGBOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
BLUE BLAZES overpowered BILLY GIBBONS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
SKAMAKAZE devastated BLOOD MONKEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
EBONY EMU overpowered SYRLANIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
PURPLE PANTHER devastated BRANFORD HAWKE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
POSITIVE POLYANA handily defeated K. K. DOWNING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BLUE VELVET viciously subdued STEEL in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
ICE outlasted GUMDROP in a dull 7 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ALBINO RAINBOW beat ONYX OWL in a exciting 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
ELIZA PIGERON handily defeated DOODLEBUG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FUZZBALL demolished ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DJANGO REINHARDT slimly won victory over GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 1 minute conflict.
FOXXY LOVE was bested by TIMMORN YELLOW EYES in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
THE SINGING BANDIT devastated HOT DOG in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEVIL'S KNUCKLE overpowered WILLIE DIXON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
THIEVING SOUL was overcome by JO MOONCATCHER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
RINUS was defeated by KALIDOR THE BOLD in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
VOID SMOKE overpowered JON FLEET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
RAINSONG was overcome by LINI DAWNWIND in a 3 minute contest.
VIRGINIA'S SECRET was overpowered by WARDUKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CARMEN ELECTRA savagely defeated YELLOW STREAK in a exciting 7 minute gory duel.
VAN HELSING vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KIANA TOM was demolished by HONEY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THUNDERSTORM was vanquished by DRACULA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TREESTUMP handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
THUNDERBLADE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AZURE ASP easily killed JEB MERCLUE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RICK DERRINGER savagely defeated WINDCHASER in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
LINDSAY LOHAN overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BROOK BURKE was bested by BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  33 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  44 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  47 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        38 -  38 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  65 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  32 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  25 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  56 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  43 -  1      40  |

Turn 506 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE BLAZES 6280           13   4  0  115 COLORIFIC (511)
LUNGING ATTACK   SKAMAKAZE 5928             12   8  0  113 SKASMONAUTS (495)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKATTERBRAIN 6232          12   6  0  104 SKASMONAUTS (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  EBONY EMU 5604              9   3  0   97 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE VELVET 6248           12   4  0   93 COLORIFIC (511)
TOTAL PARRY      ONYX OWL 5548              17  14  0   84 ANIMAL FARM (510)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        17  13  0   78 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRLANIA 6107              14  13  0   78 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is K. K. DOWNING 5655.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLUE VELVET 6248.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARMEN ELECTRA 
4752, ALBINO RAINBOW 6238, SKATTERBRAIN 6232, RAINSONG 6128, GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127, 
LINI DAWNWIND 5865, RICK DERRINGER 6463, BROOK BURKE 6472, DJANGO REINHARDT 6384, and 
TIMMORN YELLOW EYES 6337.

The least popular fighter this week was ICE 6275.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOT DOG 6343, YELLOW STREAK 6239, GUMDROP 5104, JEB MERCLUE 6457, 
THUNDERSTORM 6113, KIANA TOM 4753, VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295, JON FLEET 6415, WILLIE 
DIXON 6385, and THE SINGING BANDIT 6349.

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

BILLY GIBBONS (11-6251) THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes