DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/25/2004    Duedate: 11/06/2004

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARY
SHEPHERDS (252)
(18-8168) [16-14-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIPPS MCFRENZY                 POSITION IS EMPTY
CENTER FOR OLDS (108)          
(18-8373) [16-6-2,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ADELAIDE                       LIPPS MCFRENZY
PENTARCHIE-18 (508)            CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
(18-8151) [13-18-0,65]         (18-8373) [16-6-2,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHEPHERDS (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEPHERDS (252)             65
2. VINCERE AUT MORI (626)      36      SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
3. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         24      Unchartered Team
4. UNTOUCHABLES (287)          23
5. SEA DOGS (224)              22      VINCERE AUT MORI (626)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*FUNKY FOLK III (625)       7   4  1 63.6   1/ 1 SHEPHERDS (252)          11  4 0
 2/ 0*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)     3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  5 0
 3- 3 NEXT GENERATION (547)    144 103  9 58.3   3/11 SEA DOGS (224)            7  3 1
 4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 118  91  6 56.5   4/ 2 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        6  4 1
 5/ 5 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   977 850 %121 53.5   5/ 6 WASTELAND (207)           6  7 0
 6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    586 555 32 51.4   6/14 BIG MEAN FISH (171)       6  9 0
 7- 7 THE GUARDIANS II (479)   107 103  5 51.0   7/ 7 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       5  4 1
 8/ 9 SEA DOGS (224)           120 116  8 50.8   8/ 8 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  5  7 2
 9/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    830 803 53 50.8   9/10 COLD CUTS (615)           5 10 1
10/10 WASTELAND (207)          546 550 40 49.8  10/13 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    4  4 0
11/11 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      549 599 31 47.8  11- 5 THE GUARDIANS II (479)    4  4 0
12-13 THE SHADOWS (574)         76  89  5 46.1  12/ 0*VINCERE AUT MORI (626)    3  2 0
13/14 SHEPHERDS (252)          523 659 30 44.2  13- 4 NEXT GENERATION (547)     2  1 0
14/16 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       150 203 12 42.5  14-17 THE SHADOWS (574)         2  3 0
15/17 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      200 273  8 42.3  15/ 9 ARROGANCE (347)           2 11 0
16/18 ARROGANCE (347)          374 584 27 39.0  16-19*FUNKY FOLK III (625)      1  1 0
17/19 COLD CUTS (615)           34  56  4 37.8  17/16 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     1  2 0
18-21*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)      1  13  0  7.1  18-20*CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)     1  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Congratulations to Manager, who wins the 3rd Battle Royal.  His stable will fight for
free starting next turn for the next 6 months.  Here are all the warriors who fought
for his stable and gained points for the BR:

Dallas       - 6-0
Cinderella   - 8-2
Montpelier   - 8-3
Providence   - 2-0
OK           - 3-1
Boston       - 3-1
Another Scum - 1-0
Point Man    - 3-2

I do hope he'll stick around Talcama and fight and even more importantly, join us for
Battle Royal 4.

I will probably start up this next contest either just after the new year or just
after the Winter Face.  If anybody has a preference, speak up!

Thanks to Sherik for running the programs to give us live updates in the newsletter.

I've enjoyed myself again, though I was a bit discouraged by the drop-off in
participation in the arena.  On the other side of that, I would like to thank those
who did participate and kept on going throughout the contest.  The BR format is a
unique format and I prefer it to any other contest format I've been in.  It is my
belief that it is a true test of manager skill without many limits on playing style
(most other the other formats which I believe are good tests put more limits on what
warriors can play).  The simplicity (and mostly non-restrictive format) make for a
very nice contest style.

Thanks again everyone and we'll see you in a couple of months for BR 4!

-- Assurnasirbanipal

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 507): THINREDONE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 392): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 512): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 508): SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 507): MANUTE BOL of LARGE LOSERS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): TALLAHASSE TINA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 494): ASSUR of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): SKULL STROKER of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 467): HANGING of THE CHADS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 393): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 187): IN-LAWS of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 152): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 386): RAZOX of BLADES OF ICE from BONSUR (Lord Andarus, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 507): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 392): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 512): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 508): THE FORCE II (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 507): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 494): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 467): LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 200): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 393): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 187): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 152): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 386): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 511): TWITCH of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 511): SERENGETI of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 510): BLUE FALCON of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 508): TALLAHASSE TINA of BEACH BABES (Surfer Sam, mgr.)
               (turn 507): TASTY HANGNAIL of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 503): SIR INGOMYELIC of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
                           MRS. O'TOOLE of BIG TROUBLE (Edge, mgr.)
               (turn 502): OJO TANGO of TOWNSVILLAINS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           RANVENAR of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 493): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 493): SKULL STROKER of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
               (turn 492): INERTIA of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
                           MAINE COON CAT of MEOW MIX (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 466): CREEPSHOW KILLER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
                          MORACH RAZH of CLAN BATTLEAXE II (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 458): SYSTEM OF A DOWN of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 199): DUCK TAPE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 445): GEORGE STARK of KING'S KREW (King Ralph, mgr.)
               (turn 444): FUZZY BUZZCUT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 175): FEDIFENSOR of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 343): BET OR NOT DIE of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     ASSUR found himself challenged by another SHEPHERD warrior this turn, but this
time, the result was quite the opposite of last turn.  It was MARY challenging this
turn and it was the SHEPHERD who won in a quick 1 minute fight and laid hold of the
throne.  MARY is the 7th duelmaster in 7 turns.  And not since QUEUE left the throne
on turn 466 has a duelmaster managed to stay on the throne for 3 full turns.  (2-turn
DM's include LILITH, IRON HANDS LEE, NEOSPHINCTER, DALLAS, PURPLE FIREFISH, and
POOPIEHEAD).  ASSUR, for his embarrassing loss, lost 20 recognition points and got
the infamous 2 class drop.
     Of course, most warriors have a tough time taking 10 political points and not
get recognized by the commission for induction.  LIPPS MCFRENZY got her invitation
this turn having been on the throne for a single turn in the past.  And many managers
want their warriors to have nothing to do with the throne and the extra political
points it gives.  So, 3 turns on the throne seems to be a great accomplishment.
     Another great accomplishment is winning consistently while fighting
consistently.  DAVE and GROBRAUM both lost, but remained on the hottest warrior list
at 8-2 and 7-3, respectively.  No others can claim that mark over the last ten turns.
     While the Battle Royal is over and the avoid restrictions are gone for all teams
in the arena, CENTER FOR OLDS was still the most avoided team on the sands with 6
avoids, all from WASTELAND.  It was a four way tie for the 2nd most avoided team (2
avoids each) between WASTELAND, THUNDR + LITENING, BIG MEAN FISH, and UNTOUCHABLES.
     So it will come as little surprise that SHEPHERDS, an unavoided team got 4
challenges through and went 4-1 for the turn and took both the rotating team awards.
Challengers, in general, did very well going 8-2 together.  The losers were CRAPLESS
WORTH (+1 rec challenge) and SINDARION (0 rec diff challenge) in challenges to BLOWN
AWAY and BILLY THE SQUID, respectively.
     SUPERIOR FORCES 6N spent the turn looking for replacements.  I guess Manager was
unhappy that it took his warriors so long to win the Battle Royal and so his entire
squad went to the Dark Arena.  BOSTON managed to beat a High Elf, and will live to
fight another day (more likely another night).
     There weren't any deaths outside the Dark Arena and the only attempted bloodfeud
by OSO OZONE was unsuccessful.  COLD CUTS will have two more turns to try and avenge
the death of BLEDLOW.  Twelve warriors moved up a recognition class from last turn
while four moved down a class.  Once again, a warrior from ARROGANCE found itself the
most challenged in all the arena (I guess nobody likes arrogance).  This turn, it was
BOOKIE who got the most challenges and PETE who got his challenge through for a
victory.
     Entering the sands for the first time is the VINCERE AUT MORI team.  They went a
very respectable 3-2 for the turn.  In fact, that is more than respectable,
considering there isn't a single team here that has maintained a .600 win/loss ratio
over the long haul.
     And I know that many have already left to participate in the tournament.  Some
have been prepared for a long time, while others just finished getting ready this
turn.  And I've attempted to put together a list of who I predict will do the best.
That list consists of:  SMUNCH in the Champions class, QUINTAL in the Adepts class,
COUNT IN THE CELLAR in the Initiates class, and PETE, PLANKWALKER, LEONIDAS, and THE
GREAT ZAMBONI in the Apprentices class.  There are several other apprentices ready,
but I went with the undefeated warriors and one warrior who is ranked very high for
an Apprentice.  I only looked at the warriors who were listed in this newsletter and
did my best to put together a reasonable prediction list.  I will give a dark horse
bid to SULDAR of THUNDR + LITENING, just because DOC STEELE has a reputation, and
while SULDAR hasn't shown anything yet, when DOC sends a warrior, you know he's got a
reason for sending it.  Good luck to all and may Talcama have another fabulous
tourney! -- SHERIK

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY 8168                    16  14  1   106       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMUNCH 8337                  11   1  0   114       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373          16   6  2   110       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-FORGED IN L.A. 7433          17  19  0   103       NEXT GENERATION (547)
-CHASEK 7791                  17  15  2    96       THE SHADOWS (574)
 BRICKTOP 7955                22  14  0    95       WASTELAND (207)
 LE PAIN DLG 8016             15  21  1    91       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 WANDERING STAR 8310           8  14  2    91       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARDUK 7835                  17  12  0    87       THE SHADOWS (574)
 ASSUR 7821                   14  38  2    87       ARROGANCE (347)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULMA 8475                   10   3  2    83       WASTELAND (207)
 GROBRAUM 8045                18  13  0    67       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY THE SQUID 3880         13   5  0    66       SEA DOGS (224)
-QUINTAL 8341                 11   4  1    66       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ADELAIDE 8151                13  18  0    65       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-PREBIRTH 8452                 5   5  1    65       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583        5   3  0    65       SHEPHERDS (252)
 GOKU 8449                     9   9  0    62       WASTELAND (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DATA LOSS 8029                8   1  0    55       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 SINDARION 8499               10   2  1    53       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 PETE 8637                     3   1  0    53       SHEPHERDS (252)
-ALTON 8297                    7   9  1    50       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 BOSTON 8496                   6   2  1    48       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 SALT 8532                     5   3  0    48       SEA DOGS (224)
 BARBU 8549                    7   4  0    46       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 OSO OZONE 8412                6  12  0    45       COLD CUTS (615)
-WILL THE BIKER 8290           6   2  0    45       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531        6   5  0    37       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SORCIA 8500                   4   4  1    37       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 PLANKWALKER 8604              4   0  1    34       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVE 8535                     9   2  0    33       SHEPHERDS (252)
 BOOKIE 8458                   7  10  0    33       ARROGANCE (347)
-THE CRUSHER 8050              2   4  0    29       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 DR FUGLY 8608                 3   3  0    28       WASTELAND (207)
 'SLOSHERS 8460                5  12  0    27       ARROGANCE (347)
-LIL' EVA 8305                 5   4  0    26       THE SHADOWS (574)
-LEONIDAS 8537                 4   0  0    25       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-ISLAND JACK 8612              3   1  1    25       UNTOUCHABLES (287)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINKY 8539                    5   5  0    23       COLD CUTS (615)
 HOFFA 8478                    4  11  0    23       ARROGANCE (347)
-NEON'S MOM 8638               3   0  0    23       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-LA TOUR 8525                  4   6  0    20       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 REGIS 8627                    2   3  0    20       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
 THE GREAT ZAMBONI 8647        3   0  0    19       COLD CUTS (615)
 WORTHLESS CRAP 8641           3   1  0    19       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 POMPANO 8643                  2   2  0    19       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-CSR GODESS 8639               2   1  0    18       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-STU PENDOUS 8597              2   0  0    18       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-LACTAID 8467                  2   6  0    17       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 STICKLEBACK 8561              3   7  0    16       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-THUNK 8623                    1   3  0    16       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-GENE E. OLOGY 8626            2   1  0    15       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
-HI I'M NEON, I'M... 8577      1   1  1    14       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
-ATHLETIC SUPPORTER 8648       1   1  0    13       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 SERACEA 8670                  1   0  0    13       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 ARMINIUS 8671                 1   0  0    13       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 BLOWN AWAY 8636               2   1  0    12       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-RIVEN 8563                    1   3  0    12       CLAN BATLEAXE 2 (622)
 LONGSHOT 8666                 1   0  0    12       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-STEELE BRAIN PAN 8615         2   3  0     9       THE GUARDIANS II (479)
 MR THIRD TIME 8668            1   0  0     9       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 CASTOR 8672                   1   0  0     8       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
-COUNT IN THE CELLAR 8404      0   1  0     7       NEXT GENERATION (547)
 CRESCENT SNAPPER 8644         1   3  0     6       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 MASTHEAD 8603                 1   3  0     6       SEA DOGS (224)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAPLESS WORTH 8640           1   3  0     6       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-SULDAR 8481                   0   2  0     6       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
 MISS ASSIST 8658              1   1  1     5       COLD CUTS (615)
-VIC TORIOUS 8601              1   0  0     5       FUNKY FOLK III (625)
 TIGER BARB 8653               0   3  0     5       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-ASURION 8607                  1   1  0     4       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 TWASALONGNIGHT 8654           1   1  0     4       WASTELAND (207)
 BILGE RAT 8655                0   2  0     2       SEA DOGS (224)
 TIBERIUS 8673                 0   1  0     1       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)
 BARITUS 8674                  0   1  0     1       VINCERE AUT MORI (626)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DOC STEELE 8477        6  7 0 ARROGANCE 347         SINDARION 8499        493         
ANCHOVY 8625           0  2 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     SCARLET SKARAB 8483   491 NOT REVE
NERFALOPE 8629         0  1 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   CAM M. BEAR 8598      491 NONE    
GOT STUFFED 8669       0  1 0 COLD CUTS 615         BLACK ORC 424         495 NONE    
BLEDLOW 8482           6  6 1 COLD CUTS 615         LE PAIN DLG 8016      493         
HIGH ELF 423           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BOSTON 8496           495 NONE    
FAT PHAT 8444          1  2 0 THE SHADOWS 574       PLANKWALKER 8604      494         
PATTY PHAT 8445        1  2 0 THE SHADOWS 574       MISS ASSIST 8658      494         
CINDERELLA 7648       15  5 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 BANDIT PRINCESS 429   495 NONE    
MONTPELIER 7962        9  7 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 495 NONE    
OK 8580                4  3 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 6 493 STONE GOLEM 430       495 NONE    
DA MONGER 3 8667       0  1 0 THUNDR + LITENING 22  SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426 495 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

My family and I are moving from Colorado to Northern Virginia.  I may miss a couple
of turns but I'll be back.  Also, as I'll be on the East Coast rather than the West
Coast I will attend the Summer FTF in 2005, I will NOT attend the Winter FTF in
Phoenix.  I hope to see some of you next year and meet those I've not seen in
Phoenix. -- Shocking Toad
P.S.  I vote for a Washington D.C. Summer FTF in 2005.

Doc Steele -- That's odd.  I remember you complaining during the last Battle Royale
about my challenging your guys--how gutless and cheap it was since I was stripping
you of the opportunity to build points while you pounded on my losers.  To make sure
that didn't happen this BR, you avoided me.  That's cool; I have no questions about
that part.  What confuses me is the repeated challenges (only two, but still...
that's two) by Thunk before the BR was over.  If I'm supposed to uphold my side of
respect and honorability--neither of which I've ever really claimed--I'd expect you
to do the same.  I understand Thunk is horrible and I know your reasons for running
him, but I'm not sure how this isn't a double-standard on your part: I shouldn't
challenge you during the BR but you can tee off on my puds.  Care to explain? --
Suave
P.S.  24 wins and counting.  Regardless of how you get there, I'll honor that deal.
While I've made headway in the wins department (I think I'm in the top 10 for wins by
a single team in ALL of basic DM), I haven't done my part in keeping Talcama's
traditions strong.  The arena is yours.

OAB -- Welcome back again.  Make up your mind, woulja?  Staying or going? -- Suave

Can someone save me from these witless wonders.  Three of my guys have a 14 WT.  Oh
wait, that's combined.  Yeesh.  I wonder if I can get a frequent visitor program
started with the Dark Arena? -- Suave

Assur -- Now that the BR's over, what lists do you have on tap?

Assur... -- Da Cold Cuts wasn't part a BR-3.  Hail-stone-ever, feel free ta submit us
fer tha 4th incarnation a da rollickin good-times an roll-em stats. -- Applejack,
mgr. Cold Cuts

Woman at the Well -- Boss ina box, n' escort.  Entertaining to the max.  Not
stupefyingly successful, but fun. -- Oso

Bilge Rat -- Some folk live in castles...that's not for the likes of you and me.
Bilges, on the other hand...that's really low-life-ing it...a world, just for the
likes of a Rat.  Mr. Rat. -- Zamboni, The Great

All -- Okay, so, I speak "rat." (perks of the circuit)  What's it to ya?

Patty Phat -- An assist is an assist, that's what I'm good at.  And if I assist you
into the "despairing look"...well, that's an assist too. -- Missy

Salt -- I shouldn't have lost that one.  Bosses-watch, *eep* with lots of head-
shaking and tsk, tsk, tsking. -- Dinky

Le Petarque -- I done had cursed teams be-fore, lest ways dat was my story, and dis
feels more like da simple greed and avarices. -- Applejack

Assur -- Just because I DA'd a warrior doesn't mean I've given up on them.  I didn't
like where Point Man looked for the living Champions tourney, so I thought I'd DA him
and try my luck in Dead Champs.  If he happens to TV there, I'd certainly bring him
back, probably in the next Battle Royale!  Death is merely a way of turning a warrior
"inactive" until you need them again. -- Manager

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CINDERELLA was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MONTPELIER was murdered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
BOSTON barely slew HIGH ELF in a unpopular 12 minute gory Dark Arena brawl.
OK was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 4 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA MONGER 3 was slaughtered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOT STUFFED was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
OSO OZONE was bested by LE PAIN DLG in a 2 minute veteran's Bloodfeud competition.
LIPPS MCFRENZY viciously subdued BRICKTOP in a 7 minute expert's Challenge melee.
MARY overpowered ASSUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
WANDERING STAR overpowered GOKU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WOMAN AT THE WELL handily defeated ADELAIDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SINDARION was savagely defeated by BILLY THE SQUID in a 3 minute Challenge match.
PETE devastated BOOKIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
DR FUGLY savagely defeated HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
REGIS vanquished MASTHEAD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
WORTHLESS CRAP unbelievably bested TIGER BARB in a 11 minute novice's Challenge fray.
CRAPLESS WORTH was viciously subdued by BLOWN AWAY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GROBRAUM was overpowered by BULMA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ODDLY SHAPED BOOB was defeated by SALT in a 1 minute conflict.
DAVE was devastated by BARBU in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
DINKY lost to PLANKWALKER in a 2 minute match.
SORCIA overpowered 'SLOSHERS in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
STICKLEBACK viciously subdued BILGE RAT in a 2 minute brutal bout.
POMPANO overpowered TIBERIUS in a 2 minute uneven fight.
CRESCENT SNAPPER was outlasted by CASTOR in a slow 12 minute beginner's fight.
THE GREAT ZAMBONI defeated BARITUS in a 2 minute beginner's match.
TWASALONGNIGHT was beaten by LONGSHOT in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
MISS ASSIST was narrowly defeated by MR THIRD TIME in a 8 minute novice's fray.
SERACEA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARMINIUS vanquished LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  12 -  2      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        39 -  31 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  38 -  3      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     44 -  45 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    58 -  70 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  28 -  3      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  47 -  2      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  25 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  25 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  15 -  0      12  |

Turn 495 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:

AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         4  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MARY 8168                  16  14  1  106 SHEPHERDS (252)
AIMED BLOW       LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373        16   6  2  110 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKTOP 7955              22  14  0   95 WASTELAND (207)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROBRAUM 8045              18  13  0   67 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
PARRY-LUNGE      BILLY THE SQUID 3880       13   5  0   66 SEA DOGS (224)
STRIKING ATTACK  PETE 8637                   3   1  0   53 SHEPHERDS (252)
BASHING ATTACK   BARBU 8549                  7   4  0   46 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLANKWALKER 8604            4   0  1   34 SEA DOGS (224)
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 LIPPS MCFRENZY 8373.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILLY THE SQUID 
3880, DR FUGLY 8608, TIGER BARB 8653, OSO OZONE 8412, STICKLEBACK 8561, POMPANO 8643, 
PLANKWALKER 8604, SORCIA 8500, TIBERIUS 8673, and WOMAN AT THE WELL 8583.

The least popular fighter this week was BOSTON 8496.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASTOR 8672, WORTHLESS CRAP 8641, MR THIRD TIME 8668, OK 8580, CRESCENT 
SNAPPER 8644, BILGE RAT 8655, 'SLOSHERS 8460, ODDLY SHAPED BOOB 8531, GROBRAUM 8045, 
and MASTHEAD 8603.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LIPPS MCFRENZY (18-8373) CENTER FOR OLDS (108)