DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2006    Duedate: 06/08/2006

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAMNUALL
WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
(11-6278) [11-4-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BIONIC BUFFALO                 RICHARD HENDRIX
DO IT AGAIN (565)              JGW EXPIRATION (572)
(11-6570) [16-3-0,121]         (11-6672) [7-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUCKING BRAHMA                 NATAS
BULLDOGS (157)                 DO IT AGAIN (565)
(11-6372) [23-16-0,118]        (11-6531) [10-5-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JGW EXPIRATION (572)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BULLDOGS (157)              31
2. COLORIFIC (511)             26      COLORIFIC (511)
3. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      25      Unchartered Team
4. MANIACAL TUFTS (431)        21
5. IMMORTALS (85)              21      JGW EXPIRATION (572)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*JGW EXPIRATION (572)      30  10  0 75.0   1/ 1*JGW EXPIRATION (572)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          249 135  7 64.8   2/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           10  2 0
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        996 591 34 62.8   3/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  2 0
 4- 4 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      24  15  1 61.5   4/ 9 COLORIFIC (511)           8  4 1
 5/ 5 DO IT AGAIN (565)         38  27  1 58.5   5/ 4 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     8  6 0
 6/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)           856 659 28 56.5   6/ 3 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      8  7 0
 7- 7 DIRE FATE (42)            98  80  9 55.1   7/ 8 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  7  5 1
 8- 9*I CARRY THEM (566)         6   5  1 54.5   8/13 IMMORTALS (85)            7  8 1
 9/ 8 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      89  75  2 54.3   9/ 2 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  7  8 0
10/11 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     34  32  0 51.5  10/ 5 ELFQUEST (515)            6  9 0
11/10 WHEN DOGMA FAILS I (535)  42  40  1 51.2  11/16 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        5  5 0
12/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 146 142  6 50.7  12/10 DO IT AGAIN (565)         4  2 0
13/13 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   714 698 19 50.6  13/14 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    4  4 0
14/14 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       655 648 20 50.3  14/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     4  5 2
15/15 CLUB HAMMER (491)         48  49  3 49.5  15/15*BLADES OF STONE (555)     3  4 0
16/18 IMMORTALS (85)           822 909 64 47.5  16/24 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       3  9 0
17/17 ELFQUEST (515)           235 261 12 47.4  17/22 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     2  1 0
18/20 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     72  82  5 46.8  18-12*GORMEN GHAST (578)        2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*GORMEN GHAST (578)         7   8  0 46.7  19-17*THE HORDE (581)           2  3 0
20/22 PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)  26  31  2 45.6  20-18 DIRE FATE (42)            2  6 0
21/21 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    309 383 17 44.7  21-20*I CARRY THEM (566)        1  0 1
22/16*BLADES OF STONE (555)      3   4  0 42.9  22/21 CLUB HAMMER (491)         1  1 0
23-23*THE HORDE (581)            2   3  0 40.0  23/19 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  1  8 0
24/24 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      266 477  5 35.8  24/25 THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)    0  9 0
25/25 THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)     8  19  1 29.6  25/26*THE RED HAND (579)        0  3 0
26/26*THE RED HAND (579)         0   3  0  0.0  26-23 DEAD DOC TOADS (516)      0  2 0
27-27*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   0   1  0  0.0  27-27*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  0  1 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.

     Although typically grouchy, being Duelmaster has greatly improved my mood.
Yellow Streak, please accept my thanks and a hearty "Up Yours" for allowing me to de-
pants you in what must be, I'm sure, humiliating fashion in our title fight.
     Anywho, don't know how long I can hold on to the throne, but I'll be sure to
make if fun while it lasts.

                                                           Damn You All,
                                                                DamnUAll

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Hmmmph!  I always 
thought WHEN DOGMA FAILS II was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-4-0!  
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, KRILL CAVALRY's 16th moved them up to 2-2-0 place.  It seems so recently 
people were saying BULLDOGS was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-0 moved them up 5.  I 
guess they're washed no more...  What's with FIONA STARMANTLE?  She actually beat 
CLUB HAMMER's GEEAMOS, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at WHEN DOGMA FAILS II.  BURN DA WITCH lost 15 points to SUPERBEAST.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BURN DA WITCH will provide more easy wins...  See how 
the Duelmaster challenged GERFEL'S FRIENDS' THE SINGING BANDIT?  That sort of 
initiative is how he got where he is now.  THE SINGING BANDIT was reminded on the 
sands why DAMNUALL is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was LETHAL HERITAGE.  In my day, no team with a 32-30-0 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, ANIMAL FARM?  What do people see in ALL?  His 5-3-0?  THAT ARUAKI TEAM 
ain't talkin', but he's got 54 points.  AUTOMATON of MANIACAL TUFTS knows how to pick 
'em.  It challenged CHUCK DAVIS of JGW EXPIRATION who is up by 24.  Now was this a 
wise move?  AUTOMATON perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it was subdued by 
CHUCK DAVIS and ended up with 4 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  PINK PUMA looked pretty sick and surprised when she learned 
ANIMAL FARM is sending her to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'she expect with a 9-4-0?  Some 
people are wondering why ANIMAL FARM sent PINK PUMA (9-4-0) to the Dark Arena.  Just 
be glad you're not on their team.  JEB MERCLUE, with his forgettable 13-15-0,  was 
killed by SILVER LINING in a forgettable match.  TUFT TUGGERS didn't seem to mind 
very much.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight 
dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNUALL 6278                11   4  1   120       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570          16   3  0   121       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          23  16  0   118       BULLDOGS (157)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              19  29  1   106       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550            14   9  1   102       COLORIFIC (511)
-YELLOW STREAK 6239           18  11  0   101       COLORIFIC (511)
-KILL STEELE 5726             12   4  1    98       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 TREESTUMP 6369               20  27  1    96       ELFQUEST (515)
 ROMMEL 6621                   8   8  0    93       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      15  11  1    91       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      21  24  0    88       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              18  32  0    86       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BURN DA WITCH 5975           10   7  0    84       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 LORD KRONOS 6111              9   6  0    80       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 DA HERETIC 5978              10   5  0    78       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 JON FLEET 6415               10  34  0    76       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612          11   2  0    74       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           7   5  0    73       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BULL HORN 6593               13   6  1    69       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER LINING 6339            9   7  1    66       COLORIFIC (511)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556         12   6  0    65       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 NATAS 6531                   10   5  0    65       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 PATTON 6619                   9   7  0    65       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 SKIRMISH 5457                 7   3  2    65       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646         6   2  0    60       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SPECIAL! 6526                 5   1  1    59       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANGERINE TOAD 6603           9   2  0    55       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-CEREAL KILLER 642             8   4  0    55       DIRE FATE (42)
 WINDCHASER 6469               8  29  1    54       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 ALL 4476                      5   3  0    54       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 BLUE EYES 6594                8   7  1    53       COLORIFIC (511)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         6   8  0    49       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-SACRED WARS SMURF 776         4   5  0    47       DIRE FATE (42)
 RICHARD HENDRIX 6672          7   1  0    45       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 ROD GRIZZARD 6673             6   2  0    43       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 ZYN'KYR 6579                  4   2  0    43       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528           7  10  1    39       IMMORTALS (85)
 SARAYA STEEL 6545             7   8  0    39       IMMORTALS (85)
 RON STEELE 6670               7   1  0    39       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 BLUE SMASH 6553               8   6  1    38       IMMORTALS (85)
 ARIES 6695                    4   3  0    37       BULLDOGS (157)
 FLYING NUN 6277               7  10  0    35       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 GEEAMOS 6284                  5   2  0    34       CLUB HAMMER (491)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORRY FATEGIVER 6534          5  11  2    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 LON BRADDOCK 6617             3   5  0    33       IMMORTALS (85)
-SOULTAKER 6573                2   1  1    33       I CARRY THEM (566)
-SEPULCHRAVE 6739              2   1  0    33       GORMEN GHAST (578)
 CHUCK DAVIS 6671              6   2  0    31       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694        7   2  0    30       BULLDOGS (157)
 PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           4   3  0    30       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNOTMAN 6577                  2   0  0    30       I CARRY THEM (566)
 LEETAH 6710                   4   4  2    29       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 WHITE LIE 6659                4   3  0    28       COLORIFIC (511)
 HURT 6709                     6   2  1    27       ELFQUEST (515)
 RED TAPE 6664                 6   3  0    27       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-MOLTEN METAL 5720             5   8  0    27       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 LIME 6357                     2   0  0    27       BLADES OF STONE (555)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               3  14  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-YAMAMATO 6701                 2   0  0    25       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 JEAN FELIX 6740               3   2  0    24       JGW EXPIRATION (572)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VINCENT 5729                  3   0  0    23       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-MR. FLAY 6736                 2   1  0    23       GORMEN GHAST (578)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706              4   4  0    22       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  3   5  2    22       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-THE LARANI NYMPH 777          6   3  0    21       DIRE FATE (42)
 RAYEK 6712                    3   5  1    21       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700               3   5  0    20       ELFQUEST (515)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 6734       3   1  0    20       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643         5   4  0    19       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-INFERNO 6575                  1   1  0    18       I CARRY THEM (566)
 JUMPIN' 6704                  4   4  1    17       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-CROW BAR 5721                 2   1  0    17       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
 WALK THE LINE 6708            4   4  0    16       ELFQUEST (515)
-FUCHSIA 6735                  1   2  0    15       GORMEN GHAST (578)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707             1   7  0    15       ELFQUEST (515)
 REVEREND X 6715               2   4  0    14       WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
 MACARTHUR 6763                2   0  0    14       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
-GORBAG 6766                   1   0  0    13       THE HORDE (581)
-BELL GROVE 6738               2   1  0    12       GORMEN GHAST (578)
-SHAGRAT 6767                  1   0  0    10       THE HORDE (581)
-EXCUSE ME EVERYONE 4478       1   1  0     8       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-LEAD 5936                     2   1  0     7       DEAD DOC TOADS (516)
-BASALT 6359                   0   1  0     7       BLADES OF STONE (555)
-SAND 6360                     0   1  0     7       BLADES OF STONE (555)
 EMBARGO 6757                  1   1  0     6       PLATEMAIL POLITICS (499)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 AIRK ARESTONE 6778            1   0  0     6       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777      1   0  0     6       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 AUTOMATON 6756                1   1  0     4       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-IRMA P. 6737                  0   3  0     3       GORMEN GHAST (578)
-HOMBRE 6576                   0   2  0     2       I CARRY THEM (566)
-TURPENTINE ELF 6741           0   1  0     1       DIRE FATE (42)
 JACK ARUAK 6782               0   1  0     1       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-SNAGA 6768                    0   1  0     1       THE HORDE (581)
-ZUGZUG 6764                   0   1  0     1       THE HORDE (581)
 THAT ARUAKI GUY 6781          0   1  0     1       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 THAT ARUAKI WARRIOR 6783      0   1  0     1       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-GRISHNAHK 6765                0   1  0     1       THE HORDE (581)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PINK PUMA 6537         9  5 0 ANIMAL FARM 510       SPYMASTER 490         542 NONE    
ALSO ON TEAM 6358      0  1 0 BLADES OF STONE 555   STONE GOLEM 494       542 NONE    
GRANITE 6361           1  1 0 BLADES OF STONE 555   LEETAH 6710           542         
GHOST OF TIBERIUS 820  4  2 0 DIRE FATE 42          SKIRMISH 5457         541         
CHOPSTICK SURGEO 6656  2  3 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  ONE-EYE 6711          539         
NOT GOOD 6776          0  1 0 THE RED HAND 579      MOUNTAIN TROLL 486    542 NONE    
NEVERWAKE 6705         3  5 0 SCARLET KNIGHTS I 507 BLUE SMASH 6553       542         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JEB MERCLUE 6483      13 15 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      SILVER LINING 6339    542         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Damnuall -- Congratulations on the DM Crown.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog
Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Superbeast -- I was bucking lucky to have won that one.  But that's what I do best.
-- Bucking Brahma

Windchaser -- That was fun.  I enjoy blowing in the wind. -- Bull Horn

Koro Cloud -- I can be your best friend, too, if that keeps up! -- Man's Best Friend

One Eye -- It is the year of the bull. -- Aries

Damnuall -- Damn u all. -- Yellow Streak, proud Colorific

Pee-Wee Herman -- I am so embarrassed?  To you? -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Rommel -- You cad.  You wanker! -- White Lie, Proud Colorific

Elinae Silverbow -- Such a pretty name.  But I like mine also. -- Blue Eyes, PC

Damnuall -- Don't go asking me for help writing your DM Column, you Scuzzball! --
Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Me critters bea doin' mite fine.  Aye!  'Nother zipper! -- Mino

Patton -- I will gladly take drinks, even from disgraced individuals. -- Tangerine
Toad

Patton -- And I guess drinks are on me?  Sorry to embarrass you, Hon. -- Violet
Vulture

All -- That wasn't in the least "unbelievably" to me! -- Turquoise Tiger

Sacred Wars Smurf -- I had a great time.  Did you? -- Tangerine Tiger

Blades of Stone and Armed & Gregarious -- Welcome to Aruak City!  I hope your stay
will be a lengthy one.  The beer at the Bulldog Inn is cold, and the company in the
arena is warm. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Lethal Heritage
P.S.  Watch out for those Consortiumites.  They are deadly!!

That Aruaki Team, Tuft Tuggers and Club Hammer -- Welcome back! -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Tankesh is worried enough he needs two teams here??

Damnuall -- Congratulations on taking the Throne!  Looks like the DM slot is a round
robin gift these days.  Well done!! -- Lord Xiang

Magenta Maggot -- Nope.  Even asked Violet Vulture to help out, and no joy. -- Patton

Kennelworth -- We always enjoy spreading the accomplishments of others.  It makes me
feel like I was there!  We don't ruin reputations, just report the truth of what
happens.  Have we made any errors?  *chuckle* -- Lord Xiang

JGW -- Still on top, and with a 13-2 3-turn record, too!!  That's the way to show
them who's boss!! -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Still no notches??

Tuft Tuggers -- When I give my word, I keep it.  I'm still thinking on bringing out
the ole 'translator' for some more fun.  *grin*  Besides, it's great to be able to
rub some Andorian noses into the fact that we 'new Delarquans,' as some are calling
us, are more cosmopolitan (and willing to prove it) than they are.  We have
repeatedly invited you (in the corporate sense) Andorians to visit us in Mordant.  We
have yet to see even one of you step up to be as willing to prove themselves in the
same manner.  One need not forgo their beliefs, as I have, but to just show up and
accept the local rules for what they are.  And until such time as that happens, then
no matter what is said by any Andorian, it will be a known fact that we Delarquans
are not only willing to put ourselves in harms way, but have done so for an extended
timeframe.  In this regard, Delarquans have won the final victory in the Delarquan v
Andorian battle. -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Until such time as a fair number of Andorians HAVE stepped into Mordant, I
believe I have earned the respect of my full managerial name in this, and other,
Andorian arenas.

Jeb -- Hehe, that's okay.  I wouldn't have him any other way. *wink* -- Lord Xiang

Aruak City -- That last big ad I posted to the Tuft Tuggers really should have been
directed to the arena as a whole.  When I read what HAL sent back, I went 'Hmmm, that
is mis-labeled.'  So please accept my post to the Tuft Tuggers to the Andorian
population at large.  Some parts might have come across rude, they were not meant to
be.  However, I AM Delarquan, so I won't back the statements off.  *grin*  Seriously,
us 'Larqs have shown up you Andorians in the only way that matters.  We stepped up in
your arena.  We've asked you reciprocate, and that hasn't happened.  *shrug*  We can
and will make you aware of these facts all the time.  *smile*  At least until you
return the favor.  *wink* -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Smacking us around in your home arena means squat.  Smacking us around in OUR
home arena, well, that just speaks volumes.

Hello everyone, Goose's the name, managin's the game.  I'm takin the reins over from
Nuln, and gonna whip this sorry bunch into serious shape.  See y'all on the sands,
and if you frequent them in the wee hours of the morning, the bars (and/or nearest
gutter). -- Goose, manager of That Aruaki Team

Turquoise Tiger -- Any relation to Tony? -- All

Walk the Line -- Yeah, I'll say you walked all over and back across my line.  Gotta
go see the line docta.  Nurse! -- Excuse Me Everyone

Tangerine Toad -- We don't collect tufts, nor do we allow them to be taken.  Anyway,
my head is shiny bald! -- Special!

Kennelworth -- "Good" people are just not as fun.  My dark beauty is more sensual and
attractive than Adie could ever be.  I have the grace of the elven race.  She is a
half breed. -- Fiona

PPE -- Looks like your Yellow Streak has ended before it even started! -- Fiona

PPE -- Do I like Purple Beasts?  Only if they are wielded by a proper man, such as
you are not! -- Fiona

Blue Smash -- Is the color a result of me sucking the life from you as I smashed you
under my thumb? -- Zyn'kyr

Richard Hendrix -- If you have that much difficulty with me, you and your crew are
going to be in for trouble.  <evil grin> -- Fiona

Flying Nun -- Crushed! -- Special!

Singing Bandit -- I should not have changed my strategy.... -- Lord Kronos

Blue Eyes -- I'm a bit out of my league up here...unless you want an archery contest.
-- Elinae

Capture Orcs -- Damn I hate Orcs...at least it was all me this time around. -- Jeb

Lord Xiang -- JGW is not dominant yet.  We'll see in a hundred fights or so. -- Jeb
P.S.  You talk like him, yet it's HIS team that's had a good start.

Dartor -- It is great to have you return once again!  The Immortals are one of the
classic emblems of Aruak City. -- Adie

Kennelworth -- Time to update the Aruaki Wall of Fame I guess?  So who's on it now?
Son of a Bull?  And Belana Bladesinger, Corina Healingankh, Carris Fallstar, and
Intendrid O'Reilly.  Did I miss any or get one wrong? -- Adie

Kennelworth -- Yeah, you said humility twice.  But you forget I'm not Andorian.  I
know, no one is perfect. -- King JGW; and you are welcome for the 'compliments'

PPE -- Clean the moat?  Done!  Oh, Seraphim?! -- King JGW

PPE -- You know that is 'Personal Protective Equipment' in some circles? -- JGW

Lord Xiang -- I don't see any notches for you in Aruak City either!  Anyway, I came
in here to show them up, not to kill them off.  <hysterical laughter> -- JGW

Jeb Merclure -- First, I will say thank you for noticing my efforts here in Aruak
City.  Second I will ask you to pull out that little welcome Tankesh gave.  It wasn't
much of one at all, unless you count it as the backhanded kind.  In fact it would be
the way I would welcome my enemy to my homeland.  That I could understand and not
back-peddle from.  A quick synopsis since I don't want to waste time quoting Tankesh
on a scrub like you....
     1) Thrashed against Mordanti Pride.
     2) Calling me honorless.
     3) Telling me my brethren and alliance-mates did not need my aid.
     4) Making excuses about deaths in the arena.
     5) Death, Arrogance, and Dishonor.
And it was followed with....  And I quote, "Good luck in Aruak, you'll need it."  As
far as I can tell that is way away from a welcome, unless backhanded.  And one more
thing, I am not Andorian, so I don't have to live up to the Andorian code.  Tankesh
is the one claiming to be Andorian, yet treating those who come into his city as a
Delarquan would an Andorian entering a Delarquan city.  You're just acting like I
would.  I'm Delarquan too.  What does that make Tankesh?  Go away son, you are
bothering me. -- JGW

Fiona -- My, you sound like my kind of a woman!  Tell ya what, come on down to the
Bulldog after the fights and we'll discuss Jeb and what should be done over a couple
of ales.  Who knows what the night might hold. -- JGW

Da Heretic -- What's wrong with that?  I mean, so long as you believe SOMETHING, it's
cool, right? -- Rockie Dee

Bull Horn -- Yeah, jazz.  Improvisation.  Stuff like that.  There's just so much you
can do with a clarinet. -- Windchaser
P.S.  Or even an oboe.

     The best thing for most people to do with an oboe is set it down, and back away
     slowly, hands in the air. -- Ed.

Man's Best Friend -- Ah...that would be a hamburger, right? -- Koro Cloud

Cereal Killer -- And another bowl of oatmeal goes down for the count. -- Jon Fleet

Violet Vulture -- Er, you're welcome? -- Jon Fleet

Adie and Fandil, Tankesh, Crystal Fireblade, and Raoul -- I've been on vacation (sort
of) and am now attempting to recover from said vacation, so no spotlights today.  By
next turn, I should be properly aligned to get more writing done. -- the Scribe

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PINK PUMA was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOT GOOD was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ALSO ON TEAM was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DAMNUALL overpowered THE SINGING BANDIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE unbelievably bested ROMMEL in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
JEREMIAH JAY COOKE devastated ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BLACK PLAGUE overpowered DA HERETIC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
ALL was bested by BULL HORN in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
RICHARD HENDRIX luckily beat DIRK DARKBLADE in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
SILVER LINING slaughtered JEB MERCLUE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SPECIAL! savagely defeated ROD GRIZZARD in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
PEE-WEE HERMAN was overpowered by ELINAE SILVERBOW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND beat RAYEK in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
RON STEELE luckily beat FLYING NUN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
ARIES overcame JEAN FELIX in a exciting 1 minute Challenge contest.
KIRI DRAGONSPEAR was savagely defeated by TORRY FATEGIVER in a 3 minute brawl.
WHITE LIE viciously subdued DELIA'S GONE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
REVEREND X was bested by KORO CLOUD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
AUTOMATON was outwaited by CHUCK DAVIS in a 22 minute Challenge bout.
BIONIC BUFFALO overpowered MAGENTA MAGGOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BURN DA WITCH was overpowered by SUPERBEAST in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TREESTUMP overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BUCKING BRAHMA devastated LORD KRONOS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
NATAS was unbelievably bested by VIOLET VULTURE in a 5 minute veteran's match.
BLUE EYES was vanquished by JON FLEET in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
TURQUOISE TIGER narrowly defeated SARAYA STEEL in a slow 20 minute match.
WINDCHASER was overpowered by PATTON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZYN'KYR was overpowered by SKIRMISH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GEEAMOS was savagely defeated by FIONA STARMANTLE in a action packed 5 minute match.
JUMPIN' was vanquished by LON BRADDOCK in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLUE SMASH easily killed NEVERWAKE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
RED TAPE narrowly defeated TWO-S0PEAR in a slow 13 minute fight.
LIME vanquished WALK THE LINE in a tiresome 8 minute brutal one-sided fray.
GRANITE was assassinated by LEETAH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WOLFBROTHER overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HURT subdued CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute contest.
ONE-EYE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN demolished THAT ARUAKI WARRIOR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EMBARGO was overcome by MACARTHUR in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.
KAELEN THUNDERHEART slimly won victory over JACK ARUAK in a 3 minute beginner's match.
AIRK ARESTONE beat THAT ARUAKI GUY in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         TOTAL PARRY       83 -  48 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        53 -  43 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  33 -  4      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  30 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  51 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  39 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  35 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 542 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:

TOTAL PARRY        9 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DAMNUALL 6278              11   4  1  120 WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        23  16  0  118 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK PLAGUE 6550          14   9  1  102 COLORIFIC (511)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520    15  11  1   91 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURN DA WITCH 5975         10   7  0   84 WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (535)
TOTAL PARRY      VIOLET VULTURE 6612        11   2  0   74 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BULL HORN 6593             13   6  1   69 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZYN'KYR 6579                4   2  0   43 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUCKING BRAHMA 6372.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NATAS 6531.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROMMEL 6621, FIONA 
STARMANTLE 5022, TORRY FATEGIVER 6534, WHITE LIE 6659, DIRK DARKBLADE 6528, SPECIAL! 
6526, EMBARGO 6757, ALL 4476, FLYING NUN 6277, and GEEAMOS 6284.

The least popular fighter this week was AUTOMATON 6756.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHUCK DAVIS 6671, TURQUOISE TIGER 6556, RED TAPE 6664, SARAYA STEEL 
6545, WALK THE LINE 6708, LIME 6357, TWO-S0PEAR 6700, THAT ARUAKI GUY 6781, MACARTHUR 
6763, and THAT ARUAKI WARRIOR 6783.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BUCKING BRAHMA (11-6372) BULLDOGS (157)
SUPERBEAST (11-4943) THE LIVING DEAD (454)

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

BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE (11-6465) GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)