DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2004    Duedate: 09/11/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WANDERING STAR
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-8310) [7-11-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WANDERING STAR                 AL ZEIMER
SHEPHERDS (252)                FUNKY FOLK III (625)
(18-8310) [7-11-2,112]         (18-8599) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       SORCIA
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            UNTOUCHABLES (287)
(18-8151) [11-16-0,57]         (18-8500) [1-3-1,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK III (625)        51
2. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      25      SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
3. THE GUARDIANS II (479)      24      Unchartered Team
4. BEAST MASTERS (567)         22
5. SHEPHERDS (252)             15      FUNKY FOLK III (625)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 9*FUNKY FOLK III (625)       6   1  1 85.7   1/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     9  6 2
 2- 1*KOTOR (624)                4   1  0 80.0   2/ 2 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     7  4 0
 3/ 2 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 112  82  4 57.7   3/ 4 WASTELAND (207)           7  5 0
 4/ 3 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   973 846 %121 53.5   4/ 6 BEAST MASTERS (567)       7  8 2
 5- 4 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    55  49  5 52.9   5/ 7 ARROGANCE (347)           7  8 0
 6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    584 553 32 51.4   6/18*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      6  1 1
 7/ 5 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   101  97  5 51.0   7/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)           6  9 1
 8/ 7 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    820 795 53 50.8   8/13 COLD CUTS (615)           6  9 0
 9- 8 SEA DOGS (224)           113 113  7 50.0   9- 8 GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)    5  2 1
10/10 WASTELAND (207)          538 540 40 49.9  10/16 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  5  2 0
11/11 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      543 585 31 48.1  11- 5 SEA DOGS (224)            5  5 0
12/12 BEAST MASTERS (567)      289 315 18 47.8  12/10 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       5  5 0
13/14 SHEPHERDS (252)          510 652 30 43.9  13/12 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        5  8 0
14-15 ALCHEMY (443)             53  69  2 43.4  14-11*KOTOR (624)               4  1 0
15/16 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      193 267  7 42.0  15/ 9 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    3  7 0
16/17 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       140 199 10 41.3  16/15 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       3 10 0
17/18 COLD CUTS (615)           28  42  3 40.0  17-17 ALCHEMY (443)             2  3 0
18/19 ARROGANCE (347)          369 571 27 39.3  18/14 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    2 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*MARVELS (616)              2   6  0 25.0  19-19*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     0  5 0
20-21*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)      0   5  0  0.0  20/21*MARVELS (616)             0  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

Battle Royal 3 - http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br3
The Battle Royale is a head to head free for all contest open to any Talcama manager
willing to subject themselves to some of the fiercest competition Alastari has ever
seen!

Previous Winners:
BR1 - Doc Steele (Transel)          BR2 - Manray

Short Rules:
No avoiding other contest teams (And this will be checked each turn).  Only Fights
against contest warriors count.
Score = Wins + Kills - Losses
First team to 25 wins!

Battle Royale Score
Overall Mgr     Team Manager
Score Record IE Code Name Name
 23 30- 7-0   0 [M]  Superior Forces 6N Manager
 13 23-12-2   0 [F]  Get Outta My Way Floyd
 10 35-26-1   0 [DS] Thundr + Litening Doc Steele
  9 40-33-2   0 [AN] Shepherds Assurnasirbanipal
  4 29-28-3   0 [A]  Untouchables Angus
  1  2- 1-0   0 [AS] Kotor Armalias Skyhawk
 -5 28-34-1   0 [G]  The Guardians II Guardian
 -9 21-30-0   0 [D]  Beast Masters Druid
-11 21-33-1   0 [J]  Burn N' Pillage Jolly

Fight Results for Turn 491
Anaconda [D] over Regis [A]
Boston [M] over Sorcia [A]
Dave [AN] over Diaphragm [G]
Mantis [D] over Woman at the Well [AN]
Sindarion [A] over Donkey [D]
Wiggler [DS] over Mary [AN]

This Turn's Score: Record Points
D  Druid             2-1-0  1
M  Manager           1-0-0  1
DS Doc Steele        1-0-0  1
AN Assurnasirbanipal 1-2-0 -1
A  Angus             1-2-0 -1
G  Guardian          0-1-0 -1

Top Warriors (Points)
Wiggler [DS]       13-5-1 9
Smunch [DS]         9-1-0 8
Iron Hands Lee [G]  6-0-1 7
Dallas [M]          6-0-0 6
Lilith [GO]         5-0-1 6
Montpelier [M]      8-3-0 5
Cinderella [M]      7-2-0 5
Sindarion [A]       6-1-0 5
Destitute Noble [F] 5-1-1 5
Cadex CFM [MQ]      5-1-1 5
Paul [AN]           9-5-0 4
The Atomizer [NN]   6-2-0 4
Chasity Belt [G]    4-0-0 4
Dave [AN]           4-0-0 4

Bottom Warriors (Points)
Morrocco Mole [D]  5- 9-0 -4
Chasek [GO]        3- 7-0 -4
Absolute Zero [NN] 2- 6-0 -4
Shen Jing [MO]     0- 4-0 -4
Bagdhad Bob [IF]   0- 4-0 -4
Kutu [GO]          0- 4-0 -4
D'Astra [DD]       0- 4-0 -4
Jock [G]           5-11-0 -6

Warriors with most wins # Warriors with most losses #
Wiggler [DS]  13          Mary [AN]        11
Mary [AN]     10          Jock [G]         11
Smunch [DS]    9          Morrocco Mole [D] 9
Paul [AN]      9          Kyniska [A]       7
Talon [F]      8          Grobraum [J]      7
Montpelier [M] 8          Chasek [GO]       7
Bart [AN]      8
Cinderella [M] 7

Teams in BR (alphabetical)
Animal Pharm, Arduin Grimoire, Beast Masters, Burn N' Pillage, Come On,
Dark Forest Inn, Doc Steele Fan Club, Dreih's Freaks, Feisty Poodles,
Get Outta My Way, Ghaelie Sidhe, Golden Legion, Kotor, Mad Scientists,
Of Wolf and Man 9, Only in Las Vegas, Patronas Veritas II, Run and Hyde, Shepherds,
Soulthieves, Sretsamleud, Sungod*Battle Royal, Superior Forces 6N, The Bike Shop,
The Grateful Undead, The Guardians II, The Shadows, Thundr + Litening, Trouble Helix,
Undercover Ska, Untouchables

Teams in BR (numerical)
22, 75, 218, 252, 287, 293, 451, 479, 493, 495, 498, 504, 532, 533, 537, 549, 566,567, 572, 573, 574, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 593, 595, 596, 600, 624

Active Warriors by Manager
[A] Regis, Island Jack, Leonidas, Sindarion, Sorcia
[AN] Wandering Star, Woman at the Well, Dave, Mary
[AS] Hulas, HK-47, Juhani, Carth Onasi, Bastilla
[D] Great White, Anaconda, Donkey, Mantis, Scarlet Skarab
[DS] Smunch, Wiggler, Thunk, Suldar
[F] Was That Exlax?, Free Porn, Destitute Noble
[G] Diaphragm, Steele Braw Pan, Hi I'm Neon, I'm...
[J] Lactaid, Prebirth, Alton, Asurion, Grobraum
[M] Montpelier, Ok, Boston, Cinderella, Point Man

                                      SPY REPORT

     Many have wandered onto Talcama's sands, but few will be called stars.
WANDERING STAR did both this turn, challenging the Duelmaster, LIPPS MCFRENZY.  W.
STAR easily won and became the first Duelmaster with a losing record since DALLAS,
ten turns ago.  LIPPS MCFRENZY belly flopped her way into the champions class with a
rare two class drop.
     Speaking of ten turns ago, I see that BULMA becomes the hottest warrior on the
sands, having gone 8-2-2 in his first ten fights (with his first fight 9 turns ago).
I'm tempted to say that the hottest warrior criteria is too low, with all the
warriors that are 7-3 over the last ten turns, but they have earned their marks.
GROBRAUM, GREAT WHITE, and LIPPS MCFRENZY (in spite of his loss) remain on the list.
Joining them is none other than WANDERING STAR, who was 0-8 before this run to the
top.  GOUT GOUT, of course, would be on the list, also, but he moves on after beating
GOKU this turn.
     Earning the notice of everyone on the sands is FUNKY FOLK III, who remain
perfect on the sands after a 5-0-1 turn this time out.  (Their one loss, as you'll
remember, was a Dark Arena last turn).  That easily netted them the Team on the Move
award and the mostly uncontested unchartered awards.  It also puts them in contention
for the current top team award next turn, which SUAVE still holds this time after a
disappointing outing this time.  BEAST MASTERS also brought forward their best
efforts in a 4-1-1 outing.  These two stables were the only stables to kill on the
sands.  The victims were very young, ANCHOVY of BIG MEAN FISH and NERFALOPE of CENTER
FOR OLDS.
     That takes care of the highlights this turn.  Much of the rest we've heard
before (many times before).  Up challengers went 3-4 compared to down challengers who
went 5-1.  CENTER FOR OLDS was the most avoided in an active turn of avoiding.
WASTELAND gets the dubious honor of having avoided them the most.  GOUT GOUT was
surprisingly the most challenged warrior, though I suspect it was a low number of
challenges.  And, of course, some 10 warriors increased their recognition class while
3 dropped down a class (or two).

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDERING STAR 8310           7  11  2   112       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 WIGGLER 8088                 14   5  1   105       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 BRICKTOP 7955                20  12  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
-SPAM GOLEM 5901              17  16  2    91       ALCHEMY (443)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINDERELLA 7648              13   4  0    90       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 ASSUR 7821                   12  36  2    90       ARROGANCE (347)
 GOKU 8449                     9   5  0    88       WASTELAND (207)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373          13   5  2    87       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MARY 8168                    14  12  1    83       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GROBRAUM 8045                16  11  0    68       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUINTAL 8341                 11   4  1    66       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 BULMA 8475                    8   2  2    66       WASTELAND (207)
-PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-WAS THAT EXLAX? 8377          5   1  1    64       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
 POINT MAN 7450               10   6  0    62       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 GREAT WHITE 8473              9   3  0    59       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             12  20  0    58       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ADELAIDE 8151                11  16  0    57       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTPELIER 7962               9   6  1    52       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-BILLY THE SQUID 3880         11   5  0    50       SEA DOGS (224)
-DESTITUTE NOBLE 7817          9   5  1    50       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 BLEDLOW 8482                  5   5  1    49       COLD CUTS (615)
-BEAKER 7338                   4   1  0    46       ALCHEMY (443)
 OSO OZONE 8412                6   8  0    45       COLD CUTS (615)
 BOOKIE 8458                   5   8  0    41       ARROGANCE (347)
 DOC STEELE 8477               6   5  0    34       ARROGANCE (347)
 BARBU 8549                    5   2  0    34       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 LA TOUR 8525                  4   4  0    34       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINDARION 8499                7   1  0    30       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-SALT 8532                     3   3  0    30       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANTIS 8553                   5   1  1    29       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        4   3  0    28       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-LEONIDAS 8537                 4   0  0    25       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 DONKEY 8581                   2   3  0    25       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-HOMUNCULUS 7979               4   2  0    24       ALCHEMY (443)
 BOSTON 8496                   4   0  0    24       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE 8535                     6   1  0    23       SHEPHERDS (252)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                5   8  0    23       ARROGANCE (347)
 SCARLET SKARAB 8483           4   7  1    23       BEAST MASTERS (567)
 MAZOOM MILLIE 8456            4   8  1    21       COLD CUTS (615)
 DINKY 8539                    4   2  0    20       COLD CUTS (615)
-NATCHIOS 8417                 2   0  0    20       MARVELS (616)
 AL ZEIMER 8599                1   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-PLANKWALKER 8604              2   0  0    19       SEA DOGS (224)
 STU PENDOUS 8597              2   0  0    18       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 HOFFA 8478                    3   8  0    17       ARROGANCE (347)
 OK 8580                       3   0  0    17       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-FREE PORN 8546                4   0  0    16       GET OUTTA MY WAY (573)
-HI I'M NEON, I'M... 8577      1   1  1    14       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        1   3  0    14       SHEPHERDS (252)
 SORCIA 8500                   1   3  1    13       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 CAM M. BEAR 8598              1   0  1    11       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              2   4  0    10       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 ISLAND JACK 8612              1   1  0    10       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-BASTILLA 8588                 1   0  0    10       KOTOR (624)
 GENE E. OLOGY 8626            1   0  0    10       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615         2   0  0     9       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-PARKER 8420                   0   1  0     9       MARVELS (616)
 ROGERS 8421                   0   5  0     9       MARVELS (616)
-RIVEN 8563                    0   1  0     7       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
-CARTH ONASI 8613              1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
-JUHANI 8614                   1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
 ANACONDA 8621                 1   1  0     6       BEAST MASTERS (567)
-HK-47 8584                    1   0  0     6       KOTOR (624)
-SULDAR 8481                   0   2  0     6       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 KESTREL KATE 8620             1   1  0     5       COLD CUTS (615)
 VIC TORIOUS 8601              1   0  0     5       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 DIAPHRAGM 8617                0   2  0     3       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 DR FUGLY 8608                 0   2  0     2       WASTELAND (207)
-MASTHEAD 8603                 0   2  0     2       SEA DOGS (224)
 THUNK 8623                    0   2  0     2       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-HULAS 8587                    0   1  0     1       KOTOR (624)
 REGIS 8627                    0   1  0     1       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 KITTY FRUBLE 8630             0   1  0     1       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANCHOVY 8625           0  2 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     SCARLET SKARAB 8483   491         
MIDNIGHT ANGEL 8008   15 17 2 BIG MEAN FISH 171     LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373   490         
NERFALOPE 8629         0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   CAM M. BEAR 8598      491         
JOCK COUSTEAU 8595     0  3 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 491 NONE    
DOC STEELE'S EGO 8628  0  1 0 THE GUARDIANS II 479  BLACK ORC 424         491 NONE    
BILGE RAT 8502         3  2 2 SEA DOGS 224          MANTIS 8553           489         
GOB 8589               0  1 0 SEA DOGS 224          HI I'M NEON, I'M 8577 488 REVENGED
DARK SHEEP 8618        1  1 0 SHEPHERDS 252         ARENAMISTRESS FYL 427 491 NONE    
SPLAT 8622             0  2 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  AVENGING ZILTHORN 431 491 NONE    
KYNISKA 8289           8  9 1 UNTOUCHABLES 287      WANDERING STAR 8310   490         
SUNSHINE BUD YEL 8410  5  8 0 WASTELAND 207         WANDERING STAR 8310   488 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc Steele -- And I certainly took it that way I always do.  It is, after all, just a
game and having fun is what it's about and why I play.  You can poke fun at me all
you want.  You can hammer me mercilessly when you have the advantage, and I'll find
every bit of it fun.  And I'll never back down.  I'll be here for BR4, though I still
may be daing 3 or 4 warriors a turn with what I have been getting back for
replacements. -- Guardian
P.S.  Perhaps we should give it another go in Gateway.  I'd say I've probably caught
up just a little bit.

Angus -- Apparently, I have another bloodthirsty warrior on my hands....  I'd
actually give you a chance to win this particular bloodfeud.  Despite what TMM says,
I don't call Wandering Star 'crappy.'  He definitely has a handicap, but he isn't the
worst basher I've ever run.... -- Assurnasirbanipal

Free Porn -- My past haunts me....  But I guess no one said it'd be easy. -- Woman at
the Well

Wiggler -- And so I steal another one.  The irony is that my strategy change was
intended for an entirely different purpose. -- Mary

Doc Steele -- I didn't intend to put you on the defensive.  For the most part, I
agree that Manager has played a complete coward.  But the rules are intended to allow
anyone who wants to play in the BR play the way THEY want.  I defend his tactics
merely because he's used the rules to his advantage to win.  If winning were the only
goal of myself or you, I suspect we'd both have more points.  The reality is that you
HAVE fought your full team while Manager hides from us all and jumps in as suits him.
We must waste our energy just to catch him in the arena.  And I meant what I said at
the last, that I'd play BR4 if it was just you and me because I enjoy playing this
game with you!  For you and for me, it isn't JUST about winning.
     And so, my attempt to 'jest' was misinterpreted entirely as I tried to compare
your own play with that of Manager, knowing full well the comparison wasn't fair or
even possible.  You definitely don't have to defend yourself.  Not here in Talcama
and definitely not from me.
     I think our almost 20 years of playing together say everything that needs to be
said! -- Assur

Welcome Kotor and Funky Folk III to Talcama.  I run Shepherds and attempt to keep the
historical records for this arena.  I can only hope your find Talcama as great a home
as some of us have! -- Assurnasirbanipal

Armalias Skyhawk/Battle Royal Participants -- The Spy Reporter missed Armalias
joining the BR.  The following fights should have been included last turn, but are
listed here, for all to read.  I've fixed the online report for Turn 490.
  Juhani [AS] over Diaphragm [G]
  Bastilla [AS] over Splat [DS]
  Dark Sheep [AN] over Hulas [AS]

Armalias Skyhawk -- Welcome to the BR!  Sorry, but you won't be able avenge your loss
to Dark Sheep, but I had no intention of ever fighting him. -- Assur

Armalias -- Does the wolf avoid the sheep?  With the exception of trying to engineer
a certain match for the Throne, or to keep a non-contest manager from interfering
(like Suave being most avoided right now) in contest fighting, I never avoid anyone.
For the record, I wish RSI would abolish DOWN CHALLENGES and AVOIDS forever, in all
arenas.  That would solve a whole bunch of personal ad problems and flame wars on the
internet.  As I said in Transel, I am flattered that you feel the need to follow me
around and run teams in my arenas.  I'm also very excited about it, so I hope you
stick it out.  Take a look at the Battle Royal team list, and you'll see how many of
the Arena 11 tough guys came and went from both sides of that conflict.  In Duel2,
like life, very few people walk the walk.  I'm impressed that you had the courage to

come to Talcama and Transel, now let's see if you are just the 101st flash in the pan
to come here to pick a fight with me; or the real deal.  Check back with me in 5
years, and we'll compare notes.  Welcome to Talcama! -- Doc Steele

Mary -- What do you want me to do?  You are the only BR opponent in the Champions
that runs every turn!?  Anyway, nice "what the hell" strategy there last turn.  I'm
shocked it worked, so we'll see if it does again.  I changed my strategy, so we'll
see how it comes out this turn.  And Smunch is sandbaggering until Manager tries to
run some of his Champions.  If he can win without them, more power to him. -- Wiggler

Angus -- Just keep up the good work. -- Doc Steele

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK SHEEP was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS FYLOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JOCK COUSTEAU was dispatched by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SPLAT was easily killed by AVENGING ZILTHORN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DOC STEELE'S EGO was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
GOKU was devastated by GOUT GOUT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WANDERING STAR demolished LIPPS MCFRENZY in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
BRICKTOP unbelievably bested ASSUR in a exciting 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
WIGGLER handily defeated MARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OSO OZONE lost to GREAT WHITE in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
BULMA overpowered ADELAIDE in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
SINDARION luckily beat DONKEY in a popular 2 minute Challenge melee.
MANTIS savagely defeated WOMAN AT THE WELL in a exciting 4 minute Challenge match.
STU PENDOUS overcame ISLAND JACK in a exciting 3 minute Challenge contest.
DAVE subdued DIAPHRAGM in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
DR FUGLY was beaten by HOFFA in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge conflict.
KESTREL KATE lost to OK in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
THUNK lost to STEELE BRAIN PAN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
GROBRAUM devastated LA TOUR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LE PAIN DLG savagely defeated MONTPELIER in a tiresome 8 minute brutal veteran's bout.
POINT MAN narrowly defeated BOOKIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody fight.
BLEDLOW slimly won victory over ODDLY SHAPED BOOB in a 2 minute bout.
BARBU overpowered MAZOOM MILLIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOC STEELE beat ROGERS in a 3 minute fray.
BOSTON unbelievably bested SORCIA in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory fray.
DINKY demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCARLET SKARAB slaughtered ANCHOVY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
STICKLEBACK lost to 'SLOSHERS in a 2 minute fight.
ANACONDA defeated REGIS in a 2 minute beginner's match.
VIC TORIOUS outlasted LBA GROUPIE in a tiring 7 minute beginner's duel.
AL ZEIMER handily defeated FROGS FORM THE SKY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GENE E. OLOGY vanquished KITTY FRUBLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CAM M. BEAR assassinated NERFALOPE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        41 -  28 -  5      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     57 -  45 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  39 -  4      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  35 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  55 -  5      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  78 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  34 -  2      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  29 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  20 -  0      20  |

Turn 491 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WIGGLER 8088               14   5  1  105 THUNDR + LITENING (22)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              20  12  0   97 WASTELAND (207)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MARY 8168                  14  12  1   83 SHEPHERDS (252)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              16  11  0   68 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
STRIKING ATTACK  GREAT WHITE 8473            9   3  0   59 BEAST MASTERS (567)
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                  5   2  0   34 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ADELAIDE 8151.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SORCIA 8500.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASSUR 7821, GREAT WHITE 
8473, DONKEY 8581, ISLAND JACK 8612, MANTIS 8553, WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583, KESTREL 
KATE 8620, DOC STEELE 8477, WIGGLER 8088, and DR FUGLY 8608.

The least popular fighter this week was MONTPELIER 7962.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VIC TORIOUS 8601, LE PAIN DLG 8016, BOSTON 8496, NERFALOPE 8629, KITTY 
FRUBLE 8630, ROGERS 8421, MAZOOM MILLIE 8456, LA TOUR 8525, MARY 8168, and LIPPS 
MCFRENZY 8373.

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

GOUT GOUT (18-7948) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)