DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2005    Duedate: 08/18/2005

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE VELVET
COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6248) [19-6-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIG DOG                        NATAS
BULLDOGS (157)                 DO IT AGAIN (565)
(11-6378) [15-5-0,159]         (11-6531) [4-1-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAINSONG                       GLADIUS STARSTRYKE
ELFQUEST (515)                 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
(11-6128) [20-24-0,97]         (11-6127) [12-32-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

UNDER WATER (567)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BULLDOGS (157)              43
2. DO IT AGAIN (565)           36      COLORIFIC (511)
3. COLORIFIC (511)             36      Unchartered Team
4. SKASMONAUTS (495)           33
5. WAR-C-KERS (345)            31      UNDER WATER (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*UNDER WATER (567)          8   2  2 80.0   1/ 5*UNDER WATER (567)         8  2 2
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          212 111  4 65.6   2/ 3 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        8  7 0
 3- 3 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)   9   5  0 64.3   3/10*DO IT AGAIN (565)         6  5 0
 4- 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        948 571 34 62.4   4/ 1 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  7 0
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           796 625 26 56.0   5/11 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 6- 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      73  62  1 54.1   6/ 8 WAR-C-KERS (345)          5  2 1
 7/ 7 WAR-C-KERS (345)         159 137  7 53.7   7/14 COLORIFIC (511)           5  3 0
 8/ 0 SKASMONAUTS (495)         52  45  1 53.6   8/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     5  4 0
 9/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 133 123  5 52.0   9/ 6 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  4  1 0
10/10 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   681 652 19 51.1  10/ 0 SKASMONAUTS (495)         4  1 0
11/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       625 613 20 50.5  11- 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         4  3 0
12/ 9 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  21  21  0 50.0  12- 2 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  4  4 0
13-12 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)     121 124  5 49.4  13-13 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      3  2 0
14/13 ELFQUEST (515)           212 225 10 48.5  14/16 ELFQUEST (515)            3  3 0
15/14 CLUB HAMMER (491)         44  48  3 47.8  15/ 9 BULLDOGS (157)            3  6 0
16-15 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 223 244  9 47.8  16-12 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      2  0 0
17-16 IMMORTALS (85)           801 880 62 47.7  17-17 BRAT PACK II (523)        1  0 0
18/18*DO IT AGAIN (565)         16  18  1 47.1  18-18 TURKEY DAY MASSACR (460)  1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    289 350 12 45.2  19/19 CLUB HAMMER (491)         1  2 0
20/19 NEVERWAKE (508)           55  76  9 42.0  20/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  1  2 0
21-20 VIEW ASKEW (453)          89 125  5 41.6  21-20 IMMORTALS (85)            1  4 0
22-21 BRAT PACK II (523)        28  41  3 40.6  22/21 NEVERWAKE (508)           0  5 0
23/22 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      234 407  4 36.5  23-22 VIEW ASKEW (453)          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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Mountains of Night #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It was a night with no moon, and no stars.  Not the kind of night that welcomed
a returning traveler.  Huw ap Huw, once a gladiator of Murska, stopped where his path
crested the last ridge and looked down on the valley that held the Welgin Tei and
Murska.  A few lights showed in the town, looking as far away as the stars, and a
lace of white foam shimmered on the river.
     Not enough light to descend the hillside in safety.  Huw touched the unlit
lantern he carried, then took his hand away.  Better to wait for dawn, or even to
attempt the path in the dark than to announce his coming with a light.  His memory
suggested a cluster of rocks that nearly formed a cave somewhere off to his left.  It
would do to pass the rest of the night in.  If it wasn't already occupied.  He
shifted his grip on his staff and tapped the ground in that direction like a blind
man, feeling for the edge of the cliff, the rocks, the cave, anything that might be
there.
     "You're too far to your right."
     He froze, his other hand going to his sword.
     "Relax, if I wanted you dead, it would already have happened."
     "True enough, I s'pose," Huw admitted.  "What are you, a dwarf, or an elf, to
see in the dark?"
     "Does it matter?"
     "It might."
     There was a brief silence.  "Elf.  Andorian, though I haven't been back there in
years.  My name's Tankesh.  You?"
     "Huw.  From here originally, well, from the woods just north of here."  He
advanced cautiously, feeling his way with the staff, and met a strong hand that
guided him into the shelter of the rocks.
     "This is not a safe place to be at night," Tankesh said.
     Huw snorted.  "You're here.  Is it safer for you?"
     A faint laugh.  "Not hardly.  The Black Kaliv's demons are pursuing me."
     "Something's chasing me, too," Huw admitted.  "Damned if I know what it is.
Coming from the east, though, not out of the north."  The Black Kaliv, he knew, was
the name by which the ruler of Kurukar was now known, for his embracing of the
darkest kinds of magic.  "Maybe it'll take on the Black One's demons, and they'll
kill each other."
     "Dream on."
     "I can hope!"  Huw settled to the ground, shifting his scabbarded sword so that
it would be easy to reach and letting his shoulder satchel slip down.  "I've got
bread and cheese, and some decent wine, if you're hungry."
     "Traveling in style!  I'll take you up on that, and thanks!  I ran out of
supplies three days ago, and I haven't dared stop at any village or farm with the
demons behind me."
     Huw handed over a slab of dark bread and a wedge of cheese, then offered the
wine flask.  "What did you do to stir up the Black One?"
     "Tried to rescue a girl he planned on sacrificing."  The elf's voice darkened.
"I couldn't save her life," he said very quietly, "but at least her soul wasn't eaten
by the demons.  Who are now hungry for mine."
     Huw nodded, not sure if the elf could see that, but didn't answer.  What could
he say?  Being a hero was a hard job, and sometimes you lost.  And if you could shrug
off such a defeat and the death of an innocent, you were no hero.  "I picked up
trouble just this side of Malcorn, when I came on a dead traveler and buried him.  I
thought it was bandits, but they wouldn't follow this far, especially after I left
the road.  I know these woods.  That's got to be some kind of special tracker to
still be on my trail."  He was silent for a moment, then said, "I'm nothing special,
but I'm too stupid to back down.  If I can help you, I will."
     "Too stupid to back down," Tankesh repeated.  He laughed.  "I wonder how many
'heroes' that describes.  A fair offer, and I'll take you up on it.  And if I can
help you, I will."
     Huw stuck out his hand, Tankesh met it, and they shook on a partnership.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): BLUE VELVET of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): EASY BREEZE of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): MEAD of CRACKED TANKARD (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): STILL HERE of NO INDICATION (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): THE CHURCH (Reverend Bob, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BEAKER PEOPLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 258): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
              (turn 518): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 511): TAX DEDUCTION of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 507): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                 (turn 463): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 206): BLOODY NOSE of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      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, GERFEL'S 
FRIENDS, but UNDER WATER was just too good to be stopped.  The guys at DO IT AGAIN 
like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up by 7.  What was the 
name of that team who got 3-1-0 this turn for a total 796-625-26 you ask?  (Sure)  
BULLDOGS' their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for BIG DOG?  BULLDOGS' 
proud of him after beating VAN HELSING and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  HONEY got smashed by VIRGINIA'S SECRET, and lost 15 points!  The 
Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause she's Number One!  RAINSONG knows this.  
She was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think BLUE VELVET should let RAINSONG be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of TUFT TUGGERS must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why BULLDOGS' been avoiding TUFT TUGGERS so 
much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is SURCOUF popular, or what?  He 
was challenged the most in all of ARUAK CITY!  He's got a 2-0-1, is that good?  For 
sure, I was holding my breath when I found out CALFSKIN  challenged THE SINGING 
BANDIT.  After all, haven't BULLDOGS and GERFEL'S FRIENDS had a long standing duel in 
ARUAK CITY?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but THE SINGING BANDIT wants 
me to write about it since he was beat by CALFSKIN.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARUAK CITY ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  DOOR KNOB returns from the 
Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at its WAR-C-KERS teammates...  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE VELVET 6248             19   6  0   117       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DOG 6378                 15   5  0   159       BULLDOGS (157)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222           22  17  0   122       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ONYX OWL 5548                24  15  0   121       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928               13   8  0   121       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441        13   4  0   107       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232            13   6  0   106       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 CALFSKIN 6240                14  18  1   103       BULLDOGS (157)
-BROCCOLI CASSEROLE 5040       9   4  0   102       TURKEY DAY MASSACRE (460)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          23  21  0    99       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056        16  13  0    99       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 REQUIEM 4472                 12  10  0    99       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 HOT DOG 6343                 18   9  1    98       BULLDOGS (157)
 RAINSONG 6128                20  24  0    97       ELFQUEST (515)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367            14  12  0    96       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    21  14  1    94       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-WARCHANT 4470                 6   1  0    94       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 VAN HELSING 6338             20  10  0    93       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-MARCUS KUERTON 4855           7   5  0    91       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      15  11  0    89       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295       15  17  0    88       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELMER FUDD 6401              20  24  1    85       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-WILLIE DIXON 6385             8  14  1    83       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865           17  12  0    79       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239           11   5  0    79       COLORIFIC (511)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      12  32  0    78       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        10   6  0    78       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 HONEY 6368                   12  14  1    77       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-FRANK ZAPPA 6484              8   4  0    76       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-HALO 6189                    11   4  2    69       NEVERWAKE (508)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITANIUM 5137                 7   5  0    65       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TREESTUMP 6369               13  13  0    63       ELFQUEST (515)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          11  15  0    62       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-DJANGO REINHARDT 6384        12  10  1    61       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-LORD KRONOS 6111              6   3  0    57       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              12  17  0    55       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          11   8  0    50       BULLDOGS (157)
-POTATO HEAD JR 6391           9  10  0    48       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-SILVER LINING 6339            6   6  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520       7   2  1    47       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-STU HAMM 6544                 4   3  0    45       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-RICK DERRINGER 6463           8   9  0    44       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              5   3  0    42       BRAT PACK II (523)
-COOKIE MONSTER 6490           5   3  0    40       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 NATAS 6531                    4   1  0    36       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          4   0  0    35       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         9   6  0    34       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 JON FLEET 6415                4  19  0    34       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOO MOO 6474                  4   2  0    33       BULLDOGS (157)
 DOOR KNOB 6562                3   1  1    33       WAR-C-KERS (345)
-FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         3   5  0    33       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550             4   4  0    31       COLORIFIC (511)
-AQUA ARACHNID 6511            4   3  0    30       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SKABBA THE HUTT 6417          4   1  0    30       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-FIVALO 6345                   6  11  0    29       IMMORTALS (85)
 LOUIE C 6532                  5   3  0    28       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 JEB MERCLUE 6483              6   8  0    26       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
-DIRK DARKBLADE 6528           4   3  1    25       IMMORTALS (85)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          2   7  0    25       VIEW ASKEW (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINDCHASER 6469               3  13  1    23       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-SERENDIPITY 6375              2   5  0    23       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 KAITEN 6583                   2   0  0    20       UNDER WATER (567)
 MEPHISKAPHALES 6438           4   1  0    18       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         2   0  0    17       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-MISSY 6461                    1   0  1    16       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 SURCOUF 6584                  2   0  1    15       UNDER WATER (567)
 GOLDEN AURA 6558              2   3  0    15       COLORIFIC (511)
-BLUE SMASH 6553               2   2  0    15       IMMORTALS (85)
 GOLEM PROTOTYPE 6578          2   1  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 REGULUS 6582                  2   0  0    13       UNDER WATER (567)
-PINK PUMA 6537                3   3  0    12       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BEER GOGGLES 6460             1   0  0    12       VIEW ASKEW (453)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TORRY FATEGIVER 6534          2   4  1    11       IMMORTALS (85)
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570           1   0  0    11       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 SKADADDLE 6468                0   1  0    11       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-BURST 6514                    1   0  0    10       NEVERWAKE (508)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-GEEAMOS 6284                  1   1  0     8       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 SOSUS 6586                    1   1  1     7       UNDER WATER (567)
-SARAYA STEEL 6545             1   4  0     7       IMMORTALS (85)
 DOENITZ 6585                  1   1  0     6       UNDER WATER (567)
 STU D. BAKER 6580             1   2  0     5       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-LAMENTATION 4795              1   0  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-FUGUE 4469                    0   5  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-RED PEPPER 6561               1   1  0     4       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 GORGE 6566                    0   2  0     2       NEVERWAKE (508)
 JUGULAR 6587                  0   1  0     1       NEVERWAKE (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DARK CHAMPION 492      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DOOR KNOB 6562        521 NONE    
JOLITH DARKSTEEL 6541  1  2 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    TORRY FATEGIVER 6534  517 NOT REVE
ANDORIAN 6591          0  1 0 NEVERWAKE 508         DARK CHAMPION 492     521 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh joy, there's a friekin' color dude on the throne.  I'm sure we'll hear a lot of
blabbing from the loser and his manager. -- Tankesh

Kennelworth -- Would you consider ME one of Fandil's favorites?  <smile> -- Adie

Big Dog -- No, I didn't forget, you forgot you never had the five skills to teach
from the beginning! -- Kalidor

Mino -- Cheetahs are my favorite animal, and red is one of my favorite colors, along
with orange, white, and yellow.  Autumn is my favorite time of year. -- Adie

Yellow Streak -- Nobody punks Adie, especially when I'm around.  She has a penchant
for pulling off the unlikely, and surviving cowards like you.  Yellow Streak...same
as yellow bellied with a yellow stripe! -- Tankesh

Rainsong -- I like picking on you, and our fights are good.  Sorry. -- Eliza

Thunderblade -- Lucky bastard.  I should have turned up the juice and finished you
off. -- Branford

Stu Hamm -- Ok, so I have no talent against yer' team.  Then again, I'm a pretty big
target even when I'm on my knees.  Easy enough for ya. -- Jeb

Stu D Baker -- Goes down to the stupid golem...sad. -- Tankesh

Onyx Owl -- Half my losses are to people like you, but I'm getting better at
finishing.  Maybe I'll come calling.... -- Kalidor

Requiem -- Fortunately, you didn't live up to your name.  I would have hated that. --
Lini Dawnwind

Jeremiah Jay Cooke -- I think the length of your name, relative to mine, tipped the
scales.  Ouch. -- Jon Fleet
P.S.  What else is there to say, after all?  "Good fight"?  *I* didn't like it.

Black Plague -- I didn't think you'd be so big.  And, you know, black. -- Rockie Dee

Rick Derringer -- Long time no see, and longer would have been better.  I did NOT
need that loss. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Lord Kronos -- Listen, you maniac, get away from me!  Do NOT follow me into the
Infirmary!  What are you doing?  Noooooo! -- Windchaser

The Singing Bandit -- Well, straighten it out!  Singing is more important than
fighting anyway. -- Rockie Dee

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOOR KNOB butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ANDORIAN was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KALIDOR THE BOLD overcame REQUIEM in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge match.
BLUE VELVET bested RAINSONG in a 3 minute brutal veteran's Challenge Title fight.
BRANFORD HAWKE bested HOT DOG in a 4 minute gory expert's Challenge brawl.
CALFSKIN bested THE SINGING BANDIT in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
YELLOW STREAK viciously subdued IRON MAGRU in a 15 minute expert's Challenge fight.
NATAS vanquished WINDCHASER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GOLDEN AURA lost to SURCOUF in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TYRANNOSAURUS ED savagely defeated SOSUS in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
GOLEM PROTOTYPE was savagely defeated by MOO MOO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
STU D. BAKER was overcome by REGULUS in a 1 minute novice's Challenge contest.
SKATTERBRAIN luckily beat GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a 3 minute veteran's brawl.
SKAMAKAZE overcame THUNDERBLADE in a popular 1 minute expert's fight.
ELIZA PIGERON devastated LINI DAWNWIND in a 2 minute brutal uneven duel.
VAN HELSING was devastated by BIG DOG in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HONEY was beaten by VIRGINIA'S SECRET in a exciting 1 minute veteran's match.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE was defeated by JO MOONCATCHER in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
ROCKIE DEE viciously subdued LOUIE C in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory uneven duel.
TREESTUMP demolished JON FLEET in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JEB MERCLUE lost to BLACK PLAGUE in a popular 3 minute match.
MEPHISKAPHALES won victory over GORGE in a 2 minute fight.
SKABBA THE HUTT overpowered DOENITZ in a 1 minute uneven match.
KAITEN overpowered JUGULAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SKADADDLE was beaten by BIONIC BUFFALO in a 2 minute fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  17 -  1      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  42 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  37 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  28 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  27 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  43 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  33 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  36 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 521 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE VELVET 6248           19   6  0  117 COLORIFIC (511)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG DOG 6378               15   5  0  159 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     ELIZA PIGERON 5222         22  17  0  122 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   SKAMAKAZE 5928             13   8  0  121 SKASMONAUTS (495)
PARRY-LUNGE      SKATTERBRAIN 6232          13   6  0  106 SKASMONAUTS (495)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        23  21  0   99 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT DOG 6343               18   9  1   98 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  VAN HELSING 6338           20  10  0   93 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465      10   6  0   78 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
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 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127.  The ten other most popular fighters were JO MOONCATCHER 
6370, ROCKIE DEE 6060, BLACK PLAGUE 6550, REQUIEM 4472, BLUE VELVET 6248, CALFSKIN 
6240, ELIZA PIGERON 5222, BIONIC BUFFALO 6570, KALIDOR THE BOLD 6441, and RAINSONG 
6128.

The least popular fighter this week was YELLOW STREAK 6239.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRON MAGRU 5397, HOT DOG 6343, SKADADDLE 6468, JUGULAR 6587, 
DOENITZ 6585, JON FLEET 6415, LOUIE C 6532, STU D. BAKER 6580, GOLEM PROTOTYPE 6578, 
and WINDCHASER 6469.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLUE VELVET (11-6248) COLORIFIC (511)
BIG DOG (11-6378) BULLDOGS (157)
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT (11-6195) GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
VAN HELSING (11-6338) SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FANGS 3066 (142-107-5)                 2  3  0         REPTILIAN REBELS     
CHRISTINE 929 (117-68-3)               1  4  0         KING'S COURT         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JAMES FLETCHER 3810 (67-55-1)          5  3  0         WAY TOO MUCH BEER    

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BLOB 1730 (53-29-0)                4  3  0         HORROR FILMS         
CRISSY 4993 (28-20-2)                  2  3  0         VIEW ASKEW           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TALISMAN SHIELDGUARD 4304 (55-59-0)    2  3  0         SCARLET KNIGHTS      
ALBINO RAINBOW 6238 (15-19-1)          0  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           
SANDS 4123 (45-81-3)                   0  3  0         SCARLET KNIGHTS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SALENA WARSMITH 5524 (26-25-2)         5  3  0         SCARLET KNIGHTS II   
TEDDY RUXPIN 6399 (27-18-1)            2  3  0         LORDS OF CHAOS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCREAMING VOMIT 4209 (6-3-1)           7  3  0         WAY TOO MUCH BEER    
BLOOD MONKEY 5858 (12-5-0)             6  3  0         SNUGGLEBUNNIES       
ONYX OWL 5548 (24-15-0)                4  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
HOT DOG 6343 (18-8-1)                  2  3  0         BULLDOGS             
IRON MAGRU 5397 (18-10-0)              2  3  0         CLUB HAMMER          
POSITIVE POLYANA 6283 (12-7-0)         2  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
BLUE VELVET 6248 (18-6-0)              1  3  0         COLORIFIC            
AXIOM 3918 (12-5-0)                    0  3  0         ERRATA               
CHARGING BUFFALO 5764 (7-7-3)          0  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       
ONEWOLF 5505 (13-1-0)                  0  3  0         WOLFBROTHERS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIUM 5137 (7-5-0)                  7  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           
BIG DOG 6378 (14-5-0)                  6  4  0         BULLDOGS             
GALLOWS POLE 5496 (9-2-0)              1  3  0         DEADMAN'S HAND       
YELLOW STREAK 6239 (10-5-0)            0  3  0         COLORIFIC            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HALO 6189 (11-4-2)                     3  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
GUN METAL 5451 (3-5-1)                 2  3  0         DRAGON JUNKIES S.S.  
KILL STEELE 5726 (7-2-1)               1  3  0         DEAD DOC TOADS       
MUSTY KOBOLD 5400 (8-5-0)              1  3  0         CLUB HAMMER          
ALLY SHEEDY 6250 (5-3-0)               0  3  0         BRAT PACK II         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COOKIE MONSTER 6490 (5-3-0)            3  3  0         LORDS OF CHAOS       
FOXXY LOVE 6447 (2-3-0)                2  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
MOO MOO 6474 (3-2-0)                   2  3  0         BULLDOGS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NATAS 6531 (3-1-0)                     5  3  0         DO IT AGAIN          
TAMPA 6440 (2-2-0)                     4  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
GEEAMOS 6284 (1-1-0)                   3  3  1         CLUB HAMMER          
TURQUOISE TIGER 6556 (4-0-0)           3  3  1         ANIMAL FARM          
GOLDEN AURA 6558 (2-2-0)               2  3  0         COLORIFIC            
BURST 6514 (1-0-0)                     1  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
MELEE 5778 (0-1-0)                     1  3  0         INQUISITION GC 03    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIONIC BUFFALO 6570 (0-0-0)            5  3  0         DO IT AGAIN          
INFERNO 6575 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         I CARRY THEM         
DREAM KILLER 6559 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         WAR-C-KERS           
RELIC HUNTER 6563 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         WAR-C-KERS