DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2010    Duedate: 08/27/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-649

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN EAGLE
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5873) [18-8-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON GOLDEN POND                 WICKED TWIST
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
(16-5785) [36-15-0,123]        (16-2306) [5-3-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  SILLY SUIT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5869) [19-17-1,93]         (16-5892) [7-8-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)       25
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     20      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         17      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       14
5. YAMABUSHI (432)              7      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     21   5  2 80.8   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  6 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  640 303 11 67.9   2/ 3*NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     7  2 1
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          245 228 19 51.8   3/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           7  2 0
 4/ 5 THE DARK TIDES (546)      66  73  7 47.5   4/ 5 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  5 0
 5/ 4 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     34  40  1 45.9   5/ 4*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       6  9 0
 6/ 6*FAR TRAVELERS (434)       16  19  1 45.7   6/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  4 1
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    290 347 22 45.5   7/ 7 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     3 11 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      730 920 23 44.2   8/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I look upon On Golden Pond, and I curl my lip in scorn (and also to better clear
my fangs for action).  The front page of the newsletter is MINE.

                                   Fangs Ardente

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, MOURNDREAD fought JEALOUS JEANS and 
gained 21 points and contributed to NIGHTMARE WRATH's 2-1-0.  JEALOUS JEANS has lost 
to MOURNDREAD, falling 17 points, while helping make EMOTIONAL PANTS a 0-4-0 turn.  
Well done, WILLAF, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps 
FANGS ARDENTE is not as thrilled, being challenged 3 times.  GOLDEN EAGLE challenged 
for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone PUNNY AMINALS' warrior.  And 
not without some honor, GOLDEN EAGLE now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
WILLAF.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the NIGHTMARE WRATH 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding NIGHTMARE WRATH more than any other team we find FAR TRAVELERS.  WILLAF, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), HASAN AL-AZRAD challenged SARDO GRACKEL today, 
facing a 27 difference in recognition.  Even though HASAN AL-AZRAD lost the fight, he 
at least came away with a gain of 30 points for challenging on of PUNNY AMINALS.  In 
a brave attempt, SIEGFRIED from FAR TRAVELERS challenged up 23 points to fight STOGA 
STEEL from the MAXIMUM RESULTS stable.  SIEGFRIED perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was overcame by STOGA STEEL and ended up with 33 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The Dripping Blade declares a free round for ON GOLDEN POND and all of 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS, for having revenged THE DARK TIDES' GHENGIS KAHN for killing one 
of their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            18   8  0   114       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          36  15  0   123       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ELEESIA 5884                 15   3  0   111       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                28  11  1    96       YAMABUSHI (432)
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           19  17  1    93       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHENGIS KAHN 5252            11  13  1    73       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 DARK PRIEST 5319              9   7  2    71       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887         9   1  0    68       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIROKAWA 5866                 6   1  2    61       YAMABUSHI (432)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             13  17  3    59       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             5   3  0    58       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           12  11  1    57       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATARINA 4227                 5   2  0    56       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
-SHIORIME 5867                 5   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231           5   2  0    50       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 JOAN OF ARC 5287              7  10  1    47       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 MOURNDREAD 2305               6   1  1    46       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
-MORGAR 5863                   4   5  0    41       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 JEALOUS JEANS 5889            9   6  0    36       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               7   8  1    35       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE DREAD 2308                7   0  0    33       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SIEGFRIED 4233                3   3  1    33       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           3   4  0    30       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               7   8  0    29       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         5  10  0    25       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAKURON 5904                  4   0  0    20       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BILLY JACK 5902               2   2  0    19       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLD CHARM 5903               3   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 AZUKARU 5907                  2   0  0    16       YAMABUSHI (432)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          0   7  0    11       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 GARTH HALFOGIER 5900          2   3  1    10       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   3  0     8       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 HORUS MANN 5901               1   3  0     6       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       0   2  0     2       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CRAZY CAPRI 5893        6  7 0 EMOTIONAL PANTS 604  STOGA STEEL 5871      647  REVENGED
GOLD TOOTH 5894         4  1 0 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 GHENGIS KAHN 5252     645  JUST REVENGED
GHEREZ GOTH 2309        3  1 1 NIGHTMARE WRATH 256  DARK PRIEST 5319      646   
YORUKAI 5899            0  3 0 YAMABUSHI 432        GARTH HALFOGIER 5900  646  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fangs!?  Fangs Ardente?  I had to fight a vampire?  And I was unprepared with no
crosses, no garlic, plus none of my water was holy.  Shucks, I felt eaten alive.
Good thing I don't have much blood. -- On Golden Pond
P.S.  I guess that means kudos to DM Ardente.

Horus Mann -- You looked quite formidable to me, but I guess my charm was lucky,
lucky, lucky. -- Gold Charm

Katarina -- Thanks for the challenge and the really great duel.  It was my honor to
slow your travels down just a bit. -- Golden Delicious
P.S.  Perhaps you should try Rome apples next?  They are quite far away, I hear.

     Winesap.  Or maybe Jonathan.

Billy Jack -- You are one enduring meanie!  I hope you didn't hurt my structure. --
Golden Gate Bridge

Shucks, a mere 2-2 turn?!  That is not golden at all!  Squeaked out a win with the
Far Travelers, slowing them down a bit.  But those mighty Punny Aminals whooped me
good at 1-2.  I need to go find me a golden goose. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Duelmaster Fangs Ardente, we salute you.  Liked your DM column, too. -- Midas and The
Golden Gladiators

Great point turn, Far Travelers!  We tried to slow you down, but you are just too
good.  Well done. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Nothing but a Khalhums Dwarf to bid me farewell, and he's MEAN. -- Cris Croft

Sad Slacks -- A belt might help. -- Sardo Grackel

Gold Charm -- Dangerously charming.  I suspect I should avoid your company, but I
cannot bring myself to do it. -- Horus Mann

Golden Gate Bridge (or "Golden Gate Bri" as Jorja might insist on one of her more
rigorous days) -- My mama told me long ago not to buy a bridge from a stranger. --
Billy Jack

Dreda -- I'm not frustrated with you! -- Angus

Delicious -- We will meet again. -- Katarina

Twist -- Impressive.  I have more training to do, it would seem. -- Hasam

Silly Suit -- Things are not so silly now, eh? -- Siegfried

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ON GOLDEN POND devastated GHENGIS KAHN in a 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
WICKED TWIST was unbelievably bested by DARK PRIEST in a 1 minute Bloodfeud battle.
GOLDEN EAGLE demolished FANGS ARDENTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
SIEGFRIED was bested by STOGA STEEL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HASAN AL-AZRAD was bested by SARDO GRACKEL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL was outlasted by SAKURON in a tiresome 7 minute Challenge struggle.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE was overcome by AZUKARU in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BUDOKUMO was viciously subdued by ELEESIA in a crowd boring 11 minute uneven duel.
JEALOUS JEANS lost to MOURNDREAD in a 3 minute duel.
KATARINA defeated JOAN OF ARC in a exciting 4 minute fight.
SIMON ST. JOHN overcame SAD SLACKS in a popular 1 minute bout.
CRANKY  CORDUROY was subdued by OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute match.
SILLY SUIT was outwaited by THE DREAD in a crowd pleasing 7 minute conflict.
GARTH HALFOGIER was demolished by BILLY JACK in a 2 minute mismatched match.
HORUS MANN was beaten by GOLD CHARM in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  16 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  1      41  |

Turn 649 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN EAGLE 5873          18   8  0  114 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        36  15  0  123 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   DARK PRIEST 5319            9   7  2   71 THE DARK TIDES (546)
BASHING ATTACK   SARDO GRACKEL 5875         12  11  1   57 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227               5   2  0   56 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231         5   2  0   50 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOURNDREAD 2305             6   1  1   46 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
SLASHING ATTACK  JEALOUS JEANS 5889          9   6  0   36 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FANGS ARDENTE 5869.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SILLY SUIT 5892.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATARINA 4227, 
JOAN OF ARC 5287, GHENGIS KAHN 5252, JEALOUS JEANS 5889, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, BILLY 
JACK 5902, WICKED TWIST 2306, GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, STOGA STEEL 5871, and AZUKARU 5907.

The least popular fighter this week was ELEESIA 5884.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUDOKUMO 5635, SAKURON 5904, GARTH HALFOGIER 5900, THE DREAD 2308, 
CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890, MOURNDREAD 2305, GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908, ANGUS MACDOUGAL 
4229, HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230, and ON GOLDEN POND 5785.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ON GOLDEN POND (16-5785) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BUDOKUMO (16-5635) YAMABUSHI (432)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  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 $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!