DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/24/2005    Duedate: 07/07/2005

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-518

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BIG DOG
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-6378) [14-5-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG DOG                        LOUIE C
BULLDOGS (157)                 DO IT AGAIN (565)
(11-6378) [14-5-0,142]         (11-6532) [4-1-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAINSONG                       BLACK PLAGUE
ELFQUEST (515)                 COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6128) [19-22-0,88]         (11-6550) [2-3-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BULLDOGS (157)              56
2. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      54      COLORIFIC (511)
3. THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)    43      Unchartered Team
4. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          25
5. MANIACAL TUFTS (431)        19      DO IT AGAIN (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      17   8  1 68.0   1/ 4 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    9  4 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          207 108  4 65.7   2/ 2 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  9  6 0
 3- 3 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    11   6  0 64.7   3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)         7  3 0
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        944 568 34 62.4   4/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)            7  5 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           793 619 26 56.2   5/ 5 COLORIFIC (511)           6  3 0
 6/ 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      71  62  1 53.4   6/ 8 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        6  9 0
 7/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         154 135  6 53.3   7/ 1 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       5 10 0
 8/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 132 121  5 52.2   8-10 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      4  1 0
 9/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   675 645 19 51.1   9/ 7*DO IT AGAIN (565)         4  9 1
10/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       617 606 20 50.4  10/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  1 0
11-12 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)     118 122  5 49.2  11/13 ELFQUEST (515)            3  3 0
12/14 ELFQUEST (515)           209 222 10 48.5  12/ 9 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      3  6 0
13/13 CLUB HAMMER (491)         43  46  3 48.3  13/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     3  6 0
14-15 IMMORTALS (85)           800 876 62 47.7  14-11 IMMORTALS (85)            3  7 1
15/16 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 219 240  9 47.7  15/14 WAR-C-KERS (345)          2  5 0
16-17 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     69  80  5 46.3  16-19 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    1  0 0
17/20 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  17  20  0 45.9  17/23 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  1  0 0
18/18 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    284 346 12 45.1  18-20 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-21 NEVERWAKE (508)           55  71  9 43.7  19/17 CLUB HAMMER (491)         1  1 0
20/19*DO IT AGAIN (565)         10  13  1 43.5  20-21 NEVERWAKE (508)           0  4 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I did it!  I am again surprised and tremendously pleased.  Wow!  And to
have overcome a style that is difficult for me and to win a tuft in the process--bow
wow!  It was a great challenge by the Bold Kalidor and I salute him.  The gods were
with me.
     I promised that if I could make it again, I would expound on the Bulldog stats.
So here goes.  Indeed, I went to that crusty old pirate, Mino, and was able to get
the "Starting" stats of all the "critters" too.  Aye!

          BULLDOGS          ANIMAL FARM
ST      5, 8,10,11,13     10,13,13,13,20
CN      8, 9,10,10,18      5,10,14,19,19
SZ     10,11,15,17,18      8,10,10,15,15
WT      7,14,15,17,21      8, 9,11,15,15
WL      9,15,15,17,21      9,15,16,17,18
SP      4, 8, 9,11,12      4, 4, 8,12,16
DF      5, 6,11,15,16      6, 9,11,11,12

     Interesting, huh, making the "typical" Bulldog of 9-11-14-15-15-9-11 bigger and
smarter than the plain old standard 14-13-11-12-15-9-10 critter, wouldn't you say?  I
wonder what that all means.  One thing for sure, the RUGS are giving nothing to
either of us.  Shucks.
     I'm not sure what happens next.  I will probably try to avoid all those wastes
down below and work for a match with an offensive.  Iron Magru looks mighty tempting,
but on my challenge, of course.
     Good luck to all who strive for a piece of what I have.  There are many as
deserving as I, but I will defend the title with all I have to offer.  Health!
Humility!  Honor!

                    Big Dog

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team KRILL CAVALRY was 
unseated this week as GERFEL'S FRIENDS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at KRILL CAVALRY's 
guildhouse after a 0-5-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 7th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week BALLAD OF THE BLADE went 1-0-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  Did only 
my eyes note the 4-0-0 record which BULLDOGS managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  DOOR KNOB caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested AQUA ARACHNID and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE SINGING BANDIT 
put down ROCKIE DEE, causing her to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  
Although LINI DAWNWIND made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious BIG DOG.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARUAK CITY.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ARUAK 
CITY these days is THE HEADCUTTERS II.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding THE HEADCUTTERS II.  Indeed it was BULLDOGS.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after IRON MAGRU.  Watch your back!  Give CALFSKIN credit for hers 
courage.  Did you note how she challenged IRON MAGRU despite the 34 point difference 
in their rankings?  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in 
this contest, CALFSKIN, defeated IRON MAGRU to claim victory and recognition.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     The girls are as pretty in ARUAK CITY as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DOG 6378                 14   5  0   142       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAN HELSING 6338             19   8  0   117       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-ONYX OWL 5548                23  15  0   112       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-ELMER FUDD 6401              20  23  1   108       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441        11   3  0   105       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-DRACULA 6319                  9   3  0   104       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           19  17  0   102       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-BLUE VELVET 6248             17   6  0   100       COLORIFIC (511)
-SUPERBEAST 4943              16  27  1    97       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 CALFSKIN 6240                13  16  1    97       BULLDOGS (157)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        15  12  0    95       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    19  13  1    94       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865           16  10  0    91       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-MARCUS KUERTON 4855           7   5  0    91       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          22  19  0    90       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 HOT DOG 6343                 18   6  1    90       BULLDOGS (157)
 RAINSONG 6128                19  22  0    88       ELFQUEST (515)
 HONEY 6368                   11  12  1    82       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             8  13  1    82       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367            12  11  0    80       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 REQUIEM 4472                 10   9  0    80       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              17   9  0    77       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-KILL STEELE 5726              7   2  1    76       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295       13  16  0    75       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 FRANK ZAPPA 6484              7   3  0    73       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-HALO 6189                    11   4  2    69       NEVERWAKE (508)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      13  10  0    66       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520       6   0  1    66       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           10   5  0    65       COLORIFIC (511)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-WARCHANT 4470                 4   1  0    63       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465         9   4  0    62       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      10  31  0    61       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 TREESTUMP 6369               11  12  0    60       ELFQUEST (515)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 TITANIUM 5137                 6   5  0    59       WAR-C-KERS (345)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJANGO REINHARDT 6384        11  10  1    52       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          11   7  0    51       BULLDOGS (157)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              10  16  0    49       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          10  13  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER LINING 6339            6   6  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483              6   5  0    39       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 STU HAMM 6544                 3   2  0    39       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 LORD KRONOS 6111              4   3  0    37       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 RICK DERRINGER 6463           7   8  0    36       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          4   0  0    35       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-POTATO HEAD JR 6391           8  10  0    34       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         3   5  0    33       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-COOKIE MONSTER 6490           4   3  0    32       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         8   6  0    30       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-MOO MOO 6474                  3   2  0    29       BULLDOGS (157)
-FIVALO 6345                   6  10  0    28       IMMORTALS (85)
 JON FLEET 6415                3  17  0    26       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-MOLTEN METAL 5720             3   3  0    25       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-NATAS 6531                    3   1  0    24       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VINCENT 5729                  3   0  0    23       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-BLUE SMASH 6553               2   1  0    23       IMMORTALS (85)
 PINK PUMA 6537                3   1  0    22       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LOUIE C 6532                  4   1  0    19       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 WINDCHASER 6469               2  11  1    18       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TORRY FATEGIVER 6534          2   3  1    17       IMMORTALS (85)
-CROW BAR 5721                 2   1  0    17       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 DOOR KNOB 6562                1   0  0    17       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-RED PEPPER 6561               1   0  0    15       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-DIRK DARKBLADE 6528           3   3  1    13       IMMORTALS (85)
 GOLDEN AURA 6558              2   1  0    11       COLORIFIC (511)
-THE MUMMY 6316                1   1  0    11       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550             2   3  0    10       COLORIFIC (511)
-BURST 6514                    1   0  0    10       NEVERWAKE (508)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 AQUA ARACHNID 6511            2   3  0     9       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-GEEAMOS 6284                  1   1  0     8       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LEAD 5936                     2   1  0     7       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-SARAYA STEEL 6545             1   3  0     6       IMMORTALS (85)
-LAMENTATION 4795              1   0  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-FUGUE 4469                    0   5  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ORANGE OTTER 6549      0  1 0 ANIMAL FARM 510       DIRK DARKBLADE 6528   514 REVENGED
BANZAI 6571            0  1 0 DO IT AGAIN 565       DARK CHAMPION 492     518 NONE    
AAA! 6569              0  1 0 DO IT AGAIN 565       STONE GOLEM 494       518 NONE    
ZIGGY RETURNS! 6568    0  1 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    BANDIT PRINCE 493     518 NONE    
JOLITH DARKSTEEL 6541  1  2 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    TORRY FATEGIVER 6534  517         
ARUAKI RUGS SUCK 6567  0  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    518 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc -- Tell me it is not true.  Neverwake has fallen on bottom dwelling days?  0-4
and a mere 55-71-9?  We will pray to the gods for those obviously greatly in need. --
Kennelworth

We are proud of you again, Big Dog.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. --
Kennelworth, Proprietor

Krill Cavalry -- A big 50 point gain for Top Team On The Move!  Well done! --
Kennelworth

Lady Adie -- Thank you.  You are so kind.  Send my regards to Broadway, whoops, I
mean Kalidor. -- Big Dog

Yee Haw Jeb, yes, you took me to the cleaners.  (Thankfully not the butcher!)  I
guess I am one of the power styles, but hot shot is apparently not me.  I think I was
really born a moose. -- Moo Moo

Singing Bandit -- That was nice of you, pal.  Thanks.  I suspect your time is coming.
My luck cannot continue to be so great. -- Big Dog

Treestump -- Whew!  You know, I like stumps, because they are really, really for us
doggies for all kinds of things, but you made that encounter awfully tender.  Whew!
-- Hot Dog

Rockie Dee -- I give you the big salute.  You, and too many others, are simply too
good for me.  I am going to change the first letter of my name to something more
appropriate! -- Xucking Brahma

Embezzling Scribe -- I cannot allow you to continue to get away with that illegal
stuff.  I hope you will take your beating to heart, pal. -- Golden Aura, proud
Colorific

Rick Derringer -- There is a silver lining in every bout, and, of course, in ours, it
was ME! -- Silver Lining, Proud Colorific

Louie C -- We'll see about that, Buster.  We will see! -- Black Plague, Proud
Colorific

6 and 3 little Tankesh the Dwarf.  6-3.  Yes, it is much less than I am accustomed,
but it is sufficient when placed on the level of a dwarfling. -- Purple People Eater,
Proud Colorific Manager

Willie -- I have to admit that I am rather gullible, hence quite exploitable.  My
manager is supposed to keep me out of trouble, but sometimes he is awfully busy with
his bragging and all. -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Street Legal -- What the hey is "52"? -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific

Tankesh The Little -- Smoking?  I don't smoke.  And I don't make small talk, Bozo.
Orange Otter was my babe!  Sleek fur.  Beautiful hair styling.  Great hip swiveling.
The cutest little face.  I miss her and I will pull out the heart of the one who sent
her away! -- Black Plague, Proud Colorific

Juaron The Gibberish -- Your manager made a remarkably intelligent move. -- Black
Plague, Proud Colorific

Avast ye landlubbers!  Me critters be back!  Be bloody fine crew!  3-0!  Watch yer
jewels, ye rapscallions! -- Mino

Dirk Darkblade -- Ye rascal!  Me critters all take death risks ter be yon best.  Aye.
Thankee fer yon words.  Luck atchee, killer-boy! -- Mino

Honey -- You made my day, Babe.  You made me feel great! -- Almond Albatross

Natas -- Beware the growl of the Turquoise!  Even more, avoid the bite. -- Turquoise
Tiger

Saraya Steel -- I spun my web, and there you were in it. -- Aqua Arachnid

Adie -- Well, shucks, it was so simply clear to us.  A plunger is a lunger with less
initial aggression and more finesse.  We suspect that is why they were called parry-
lungers.  They can hold some of the defenses, especially dodge, of the lunger, but
enhance them with the parry.  They can be offensive miracles, like a lunger, but
probably not as ultimately.  We tend to be very choosy about plungers, and our most
successful have been small and skilled.  A small amount of CON goes a long way,
enough to make them masters at the give and take.  No need to be strong and powerful,
but, of course, any little extra helps.  May need to fight like lungers early on
until reasonably developed (e.g. get some reasonable defense skills) then finding the
magic rhythm is so important.  A lovely, lovely style (which at one time in the game
was thought to be the "ultimate"). -- Ye Consortium Scribe

Street Legal -- 52?  Like, Fratsfa? -- Generalissimo Puerco

Mooncatcher -- Those 'meat' comments are really wearing thin. -- Bootstrap (last name
withheld)

Branford Hawke -- Whatever did you think you were doing?  If you had been killed, you
know, it would have been entirely your own fault. -- Lini Dawnwind

Jeb Merclue -- I might echo Lini's question and caution.  You're nuts, boy. -- Jo
Mooncatcher

Stu Hamm -- (wincing)  That was ham-handed of you!  Ouch. -- Windchaser

Bucking Brahma -- I had my spurs on. -- Rockie Dee

Fivalo -- It was definitely the lone mecium.  Not one of the pair.  Decorative,
perhaps, but what good is that? -- Jon Fleet

Tankesh -- Once I get moved, I'll see what I can do.  Until then, sorry, but I can't
even find myself half the time, so how could I find you? -- the Scribe

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BANZAI was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
AAA! was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ARUAKI RUGS SUCK was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ZIGGY RETURNS! was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
KALIDOR THE BOLD devastated RAINSONG in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FRANK ZAPPA devastated GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ALMOND ALBATROSS was bested by VAN HELSING in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
REQUIEM handily defeated TREESTUMP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
WILLIE DIXON lost to HOT DOG in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CALFSKIN won victory over IRON MAGRU in a exciting 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THE SINGING BANDIT overpowered ROCKIE DEE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LORD KRONOS was luckily beaten by DJANGO REINHARDT in a 2 minute competition.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE handily defeated JO MOONCATCHER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
BUCKING BRAHMA subdued JEB MERCLUE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
STU HAMM overpowered JON FLEET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
FIONA STARMANTLE overpowered GOLDEN AURA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BIG DOG devastated LINI DAWNWIND in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ELIZA PIGERON devastated THUNDERBLADE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
HONEY was defeated by BRANFORD HAWKE in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
VIRGINIA'S SECRET was overpowered by MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT in a 1 minute bout.
YELLOW STREAK outlasted THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 15 minute mismatched conflict.
TITANIUM was luckily beaten by BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a action packed 5 minute fight.
RICK DERRINGER overpowered WINDCHASER in a 1 minute uneven fray.
TURQUOISE TIGER overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a tiring 5 minute contest.
BLACK PLAGUE was subdued by LOUIE C in a action packed 5 minute novice's fight.
AQUA ARACHNID was overpowered by DOOR KNOB in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PINK PUMA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  12 -  1      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  26 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  35 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  45 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         AIMED BLOW        30 -  36 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  41 -  2      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     24 -  34 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  36 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  28 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 518 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG DOG 6378               14   5  0  142 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  VAN HELSING 6338           19   8  0  117 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
WALL OF STEEL    KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441      11   3  0  105 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
PARRY-STRIKE     ELIZA PIGERON 5222         19  17  0  102 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        22  19  0   90 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT DOG 6343               18   6  1   90 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   REQUIEM 4472               10   9  0   80 BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465       9   4  0   62 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        11   7  0   51 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAINSONG 6128.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK PLAGUE 6550.  The ten other most popular fighters were CALFSKIN 6240, 
WILLIE DIXON 6385, RAINSONG 6128, VAN HELSING 6338, TITANIUM 5137, LORD KRONOS 6111, 
BUCKING BRAHMA 6372, BIG DOG 6378, ELIZA PIGERON 5222, and BANZAI 6571.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW STREAK 6239.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TURQUOISE TIGER 6556, IRON MAGRU 5397, AQUA ARACHNID 6511, 
WINDCHASER 6469, VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295, THUNDERBLADE 6367, JO MOONCATCHER 6370, 
TREESTUMP 6369, GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127, and PINK PUMA 6537.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FANGS 3066 (134-107-5)                 6  3  0         REPTILIAN REBELS     
CHRISTINE 929 (117-68-3)               2  3  0         KING'S COURT         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAMES FLETCHER 3810 (65-53-1)          4  3  0         WAY TOO MUCH BEER    

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIR RICHARD 4051 (42-16-0)             6  3  0         TUFT TUGGERS         
AXLY HIMSELF 2363 (92-72-1)            5  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
JOE SATRIANI 4422 (27-33-2)            5  3  0         THE HEADCUTTERS II   
MONICA VIRTUESHIELD 3208 (123-56-0)    5  3  0         KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE    
MICHAEL HONORBLADE 3300 (110-62-0)     4  3  0         KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE    

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARRIS FALLSTAR 3471 (48-39-0)        11  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
CRISSY 4993 (28-19-2)                  7  3  0         VIEW ASKEW           
PERSIANA JONES 5427 (20-8-0)           5  3  0         SKASMONAUTS          
ANGELA SILVERBLADE 3370 (45-50-0)      2  3  0         KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANIJIA ALARA 4675 (15-10-0)            9  3  0         MANIACAL TUFTS       
TANKESH DUSHANBE 3000 (41-39-1)        7  3  0         TUFT TUGGERS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARCUS KUERTON 4855 (7-5-0)            9  3  0         MANIACAL TUFTS       
SCREAMING VOMIT 4209 (6-3-1)           7  3  0         WAY TOO MUCH BEER    
BLOOD MONKEY 5858 (12-5-0)             6  3  0         SNUGGLEBUNNIES       
AXIOM 3918 (12-5-0)                    5  3  0         ERRATA               
ONYX OWL 5548 (22-15-0)                5  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
TEDDY RUXPIN 6399 (21-15-1)            2  3  0         LORDS OF CHAOS       
TONYA WAITS 4757 (20-8-0)              2  3  0         GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS  
BLUE BLAZES 6280 (16-5-0)              1  3  0         COLORIFIC            
BLUE VELVET 6248 (16-6-0)              1  3  0         COLORIFIC            
CHARGING BUFFALO 5764 (7-7-3)          1  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
FRED WEASLEY 4956 (19-7-0)             1  3  0         GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2    
ONEWOLF 5505 (13-1-0)                  1  3  0         WOLFBROTHERS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOT DOG 6343 (14-4-1)                  4  3  0         BULLDOGS             
KIANA TOM 4753 (9-11-0)                3  3  0         GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS  
GREEN WITH ENVY 5621 (12-10-0)         2  3  0         COLORIFIC            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG DOG 6378 (8-5-0)                   8  3  1         BULLDOGS             
KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441 (6-2-0)          7  3  1         TUFT TUGGERS         
YELLOW STREAK 6239 (6-4-0)             6  3  0         COLORIFIC            
TITANIUM 5137 (4-2-0)                  4  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           
KILL STEELE 5726 (4-2-1)               2  3  0         DEAD DOC TOADS       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. B. 6249 (2-2-0)                    7  3  1         MANIC MARVELS        
LORD KRONOS 6111 (2-1-0)               4  3  1         MANIACAL TUFTS       
VILNIUS SHILLINGTON 6482 (3-1-0)       1  1  0  DEAD   TUFT TUGGERS         
SERENDIPITY 6375 (2-4-0)               1  3  0         VIEW ASKEW           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRANK ZAPPA 6484 (2-2-0)              10  3  0         THE HEADCUTTERS II   
FOXXY LOVE 6447 (2-2-0)                6  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
GRANITE 6361 (0-0-0)                   5  3  1         BLADES OF STONE      
ANASTASIA LEIGH 6201 (0-0-0)           3  3  1         MEMPHIS MAFIA 2      
LINDSAY LOHAN 6471 (3-1-0)             3  3  0         GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS  
THUD 6475 (2-2-1)                      3  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
BROOK BURKE 6472 (1-3-0)               2  3  0         GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS  
LIME 6357 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         BLADES OF STONE      
MOO MOO 6474 (2-0-0)                   2  3  0         BULLDOGS             
BEER GOGGLES 6460 (1-0-0)              1  3  0         VIEW ASKEW           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BURST 6514 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
PUTTY POLECAT 6489 (0-0-0)             1  3  0  DEAD   ANIMAL FARM          

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BLOB 1730 (49-28-0)                0  3  0         HORROR FILMS         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CORINA HONORBLADE 3301 (40-60-2)       2  3  0         KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE    

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RON WEASLEY 4500 (21-10-0)             1  3  0         GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2    
LORD BENNETT 4974 (17-3-0)             0  3  0         MANIC MARVELS        
SKATTERBRAIN 6232 (12-6-0)             0  3  0         SKASMONAUTS          

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POSITIVE POLYANA 6283 (11-7-0)         6  2  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056 (12-9-0)         2  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
POLYESTER 5107 (9-3-0)                 1  3  0         SINCE YOU'RE GONE    
CARMEN ELECTRA 4752 (9-4-0)            0  3  0         GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS  
GALLOWS POLE 5496 (9-2-0)              0  3  0         DEADMAN'S HAND       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOLITH DARKSTEEL 5021 (4-3-0)          1  3  0  DEAD   MANIACAL TUFTS       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIONA STARMANTLE 5022 (0-4-0)          0  3  0         MANIACAL TUFTS