DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2012    Duedate: 03/09/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-689

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLD CHARM
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5903) [22-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLD CHARM                     NINJA CHICKEN
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        REALLY? (611)
(16-5903) [22-4-0,109]         (16-5992) [3-0-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIPLEY BYRD                    RIPLEY BYRD
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5923) [13-15-0,79]         (16-5923) [13-15-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REALLY? (611)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     27
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     24      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. REALLY? (611)               18      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         14
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        9      REALLY? (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*REALLY? (611)             12   3  1 80.0   1/ 2*REALLY? (611)            12  3 1
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  746 344 14 68.4   2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  2 0
 3- 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     98  99  2 49.7   3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   7  6 0
 4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   35  36  1 49.3   4/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    342 417 24 45.1   5- 4 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     3  1 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      816 %1027 23 44.3   6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       3 12 0
 7- 7*BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)   0   5  0  0.0   7- 7*BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): BEARFOOT of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I made it.  It is nice finally being here.  I want to stay and stay and stay.
Six more political points and I will probably stay no more.
     Sorry, Longing Leggings, but you should have worn better clothes to the Title
bout.  I was the golden one.  Oh, yeah.
     A bag of gold (current Golden Gladiators) would look like this at birth:
ST 11.11.12.15.17
CN 9,12,14,16,18
SZ 7,9,10,12,14
WT 5,10,15,17,17
WL 9,9,10,16,19
SP 5,9,10,10,18
DF 7,10,11,13,13
What does that mean?  I shall leave the interpretation to you.
     Come and get me, for I am The Duelmaster.
                           Gold Charm

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out WILLAF to see 
what's new.  Like, GOLDEN GLADIATORS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked 
off #1 spot by REALLY?!  Way to go REALLY?!  MVP award for MORA?  SERPENTS HOLD 114's 
proud of it after beating JOHN DERE and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  DEE NILE's match with TRICILLIAD cost her a loss of 11 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  GOLD CHARM stopped RIPLEY BYRD dead in his 
tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MAXIMUM RESULTS was WILLAF's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what GOLDEN GLADIATORS' been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from MAXIMUM RESULTS, that's fer sher.  Like, is 
SNAKE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of WILLAF!  He's got a 
8-3-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  How cruel!  MAXIMUM RESULTS heartlessly sent his to GALEN certain fate 
in the Dark Arena.  Is a 6-17-0 bad or something?  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  WILLAF is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CHARM 5903              22   4  0   109       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LONGING LEGGINGS 5910        20  19  0   102       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920      14  10  0    96       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 TRICILLIAD 5919              11  12  0    95       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5965            11   2  0    85       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDPLATED 5929              15   6  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             13  15  0    79       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORUS MANN 5901              16  28  0    76       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DEE NILE 5935                11  13  0    75       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SNAKE 5967                    8   3  0    71       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DERE 5916               14  23  0    65       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MORA 5949                     5   1  0    61       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHANCE 5983                   4   1  0    37       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953             6   5  1    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 LOREL 5969                    5   4  2    25       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 NINJA CHICKEN 5992            3   0  1    25       REALLY? (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY DANCER 5994              3   0  0    23       REALLY? (611)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           2   4  0    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 WHAT THE HECK! 6001           2   0  0    19       REALLY? (611)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        2   1  0    18       REALLY? (611)
 I DON'T KNOW 5993             2   1  0     9       REALLY? (611)
 GOLD FUTURES 5998             1   1  0     7       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-BUCKETS OF RAIN 5961          0   1  0     5       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
-IDIOT WIND 5962               0   1  0     3       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
-JACK OF HEARTS 5963           0   1  0     1       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GALEN 5921              6 18 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  BLACK ORC             689  NONE
RECOIL 5999             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 HIGH ELF              689  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dee Nile -- I think you would be best considering skills as jewelry or gold or
whatever.  Maybe you had a secret admirer on Valentine's Day. -- Gold Charm

Longing Leggings -- I like looooooooooooooooong things.  Good stuff should take a
while. -- Gold Charm

John Dere -- I was good, you were punny. -- Good As Gold

Mora -- You and your manager can go BOB your head in the water for rotten apples and
gulp a mouthful of dirty, infested, liquid, and stay submerged, well, forever!  So
there! -- Gold Dubloon (Wondering how it is even possible that a lowly serpent bested
him?)

Convicted Thief -- That's one for the future. -- Gold Futures

All -- May your lives be filled with golden memories and stacks of gold. -- Midas,
Golden Gladiators

Gold Charm -- You're probably delusional.  So many people are. -- Dee Nile

Good as Gold -- A golem?  (recoils in horror)  Absolutely not.  People will tell you
that I have "low" tastes, but that is NOT the same thing as low standards. -- John
Dere

Ninja Chicken -- A revolting concept.  You should leave it for the geese. -- Tulane
Rhoades

Lonely Handmedowns -- I don't CARE.  Golems deserve to be lonely.  Or to just hang
out with other golems.  *I* am not going to date a golem, HOWEVER lonely it is. --
Dee Nile

Tricilliad -- I keep thinking that I need to hose you down with salt water and
worrying about where to get it.  Which makes it hard to fight normally.  I suppose I
study too much. -- Horus Mann

Galen -- Ah... if you want THAT sort of encounter, you'll have to take it up with my
teammate John Dere.  I don't do that kind of thing. -- Ripley Byrd

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GALEN was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RECOIL was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GOLDPLATED luckily beat SNAKE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
GOOD AS GOLD devastated HORUS MANN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GOLD CHARM luckily beat RIPLEY BYRD in a 2 minute master's Title competition.
DEE NILE was overpowered by TRICILLIAD in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
JOHN DERE was devastated by MORA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CHANCE overcame LOREL in a action packed 1 minute melee.
TULANE RHOADES won victory over I DON'T KNOW in a popular 1 minute duel.
CHICKEN WHISPERER won victory over GOLD FUTURES in a 1 minute novice's duel.
NINJA CHICKEN defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's match.
TINY DANCER overpowered MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WHAT THE HECK! demolished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  26 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  20 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 689 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            22   4  0  109 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOOD AS GOLD 5965          11   2  0   85 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE 5967                  8   3  0   71 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
AIMED BLOW       CHANCE 5983                 4   1  0   37 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIPLEY BYRD 5923.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RIPLEY BYRD 5923.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALEN 5921, 
SNAKE 5967, GOOD AS GOLD 5965, CHANCE 5983, GOLDPLATED 5929, GOLD CHARM 5903, 
TRICILLIAD 5919, MORA 5949, TULANE RHOADES 5975, and I DON'T KNOW 5993.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD FUTURES 5998.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOHN DERE 5916, DEE NILE 5935, HORUS MANN 5901, RECOIL 5999, 
WHAT THE HECK! 6001, LOREL 5969, TINY DANCER 5994, NINJA CHICKEN 5992, CHICKEN 
WHISPERER 5991, and I DON'T KNOW 5993.

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

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

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes