DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2012    Duedate: 06/29/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIPLEY BYRD
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5923) [18-18-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIPLEY BYRD                    TWILO TALON
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            TALON'S TERRORS (547)
(16-5923) [18-18-0,111]        (16-5263) [7-0-0,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       RIPLEY BYRD
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [15-17-0,108]        (16-5923) [18-18-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REALLY? (611)               18
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     17      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         15      Unchartered Team
4. TALON'S TERRORS (547)       15
                                       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  771 353 18 68.6   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  11  2 2
 2/ 3 REALLY? (611)             29  26  7 52.7   2/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 0
 3/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      835 %1048 24 44.3   3/ 2 REALLY? (611)             5 10 1
 4/ 6*TALON'S TERRORS (547)      8  11  0 42.1   4/ 4*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     3  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

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        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 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): HALF PAST PI of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): HAROUN SHADDAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 695): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Duelmaster AND Lord Protector!  I am feeling mighty good about all this.
Mighty, mighty, good!  I made it through and out of Willaf at a fast pace.  Perhaps
it is best that I tell you all about me?
11-9-9-15-9-18-3 mode striker
good damage, poor endurance
18-2-0 arena record, no tournaments
3 Duelmaster Titles
skill learn rate 2,38 (quite good for my alleged 15 IQ)
adexes in the three offensives - attack, init, decise
unsure of my fave weapon
   SS 7-41-0
   QS 2-14-2
   DA 2-4-0
   HA 1-6-1
   BS 0-10-0
   SC 0-2-0
   LO 0-1-0
So what does that tell you?
     I am out of here.  Maybe one last fight?  We shall see.  Adios!
          Good As Gold DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Unlike most 
arenas, GOOD AS GOLD managed to get its challenge off against the 19-32-0 HORUS MANN. 
Our battling duelmaster GOOD AS GOLD has managed to hold the title, fending off HORUS 
MANN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, PUNNY AMINALS.  Can you 
believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid BASH BROS. DOCTOR, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does WILLAF really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch GOLDEN GLADIATORS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from BASH BROS. DOCTOR.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of RIPLEY 
BYRD, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, GOLDPLATED went after RIPLEY BYRD, who was higher by 21 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, GOLDPLATED was bested by RIPLEY BYRD.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the WILLAF giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             18  18  0   111       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE NILE 5935                15  17  0   108       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 JOHN DERE 5916               18  27  0    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORUS MANN 5901              19  33  0    94       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              19  10  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWILO TALON 5263              7   0  0    63       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             9   7  3    61       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY DANCER 5994              7   4  1    41       REALLY? (611)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        6   5  0    38       REALLY? (611)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             3   0  1    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5   9  1    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         0   1  0     3       REALLY? (611)
 BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        0   1  0     1       REALLY? (611)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOLD FUTURES 5998       3  2 1 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 WHAT THE HECK! 6001   694  REVENGED
DA1 6057                0  1 0 REALLY? 611          MOUNTAIN TROLL        697  NONE
WHAT THE HECK! 6001     5  4 2 REALLY? 611          GOLD DUBLOON 5953     696   
DEAD TALON 6058         0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  SPYMASTER             697  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dee Nile -- Face it.  I am just golden. -- Good As Gold

Dee Nile -- Thanks for being my last fight.  I had fun.  (wink) -- Gold Charm

What The Heck? -- I guess you could say that turnabout is fair play.  Seldom do I
like to see the death of a warrior, but somehow revenge is making me smile about Gold
Dubloon's killing of the one who killed Gold Futures.  But killing is not good for
either of our teams, so I send my condolences to the Really? team.  Mea culpa. --
Midas, Golden Gladiators

Misdiagnosis -- Don't get near me!  I will never give you a chance, if I can help it.
-- Good As Gold

What The Heck? -- All I can say is What The Heck!?  Yes, I bloodfeuded!  Yes, I
avenged my teammate.  Yes, I killed you.  No, I did not intend to kill, merely to
win.  But, yes, I am finding it hard to say, "I am sorry." -- Gold Dubloon

John Dere -- I guess I am really meant to be. -- Good As Gold

Horus Mann -- Well, you showed me!  My plating was worthless against your superb
fighting skills.  Kudos! -- Goldplated (feeling kind of low)

Convicted Thief -- It was my pleasure to punish you. -- Golden Globe

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Midas (and gold!)

Goldplated -- No one is smart enough to defeat a fifth grader.  That's why doctors
always keep a kid around to open the child-proof caps. -- Horus Mann

Good as Gold -- Gold, silver, copper, lead, no difference.  Women are just too needy
and squishy.  And golems are too... other.  Too mechanical.  Too nuts and bolts,
whether gold-colored or not.  Worse than women, even! -- John Dere
P.S.  And REALLY rude and invasive!

Our congratulations to Good as Gold. -- Jorja and the Punny Aminals

Tiny Dancer -- Well, of course.  You're so small, you get LOST between the lanes! --
Tulane Rhoades

Gold Charm -- You did NOT do that. -- Dee Nile

Ah, a Convicted Assassin.  I don't like them personally, but they make satisfying
opponents. -- Ripley Byrd

Goldplated -- Solid gold would be better. -- Horus Mann

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD TALON was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHICKEN WHISPERER was subdued by GOLD DUBLOON in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
GOOD AS GOLD vanquished HORUS MANN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GOLDPLATED was savagely defeated by RIPLEY BYRD in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
DEE NILE vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
JOHN DERE handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
TWILO TALON vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
TINY DANCER vanquished TULANE RHOADES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOLDEN GLOBE overpowered BRUNO PONCE JONES in a 1 minute uneven match.
HIPY HIPPY SHAKE was beaten by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  3      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  26 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 697 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            19  10  0   82 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263            7   0  0   63 TALON'S TERRORS (547)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953           9   7  3   61 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991      6   5  0   38 REALLY? (611)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEE NILE 5935.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RIPLEY BYRD 5923.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEE NILE 5935, HIPY 
HIPPY SHAKE 6056, JOHN DERE 5916, TWILO TALON 5263, CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, TINY 
DANCER 5994, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, DA1 6057, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, and GOLDPLATED 5929.

The least popular fighter this week was BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TULANE RHOADES 5975, HORUS MANN 5901, DEAD TALON 6058, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, DA1 6057, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, TINY DANCER 5994, 
CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, and TWILO TALON 5263.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RIPLEY BYRD (16-5923) PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

GOOD AS GOLD (16-5965) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)