DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2007    Duedate: 02/10/2007

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-554

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VOLITAN LIONFISH
BIG MEAN FISH (171)
(18-9421) [4-5-1,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENTEK                          POSITION IS EMPTY
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          
(18-9151) [15-19-0,112]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ENTEK                          OAKLAND FU
BURN N' PILLAGE (218)          BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
(18-9151) [15-19-0,112]        (18-9424) [3-5-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BURN N' PILLAGE (218)       47
2. BIG MEAN FISH (171)         41      HELLBOURNE (653)
3. SHEPHERDS (252)             34      Unchartered Team
4. STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)      26
5. THUNDR + LITENING (22)      20      THE ENDLESS (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HELLBOURNE (653)          77  50  5 60.6   1/ 2 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      10  5 0
 2- 3*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)       3   2  1 60.0   2/ 3 SHEPHERDS (252)          10  5 0
 3/ 4 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)      118 105  5 52.9   3/ 1 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     8  7 1
 4/ 0 THUNDR + LITENING (22)   %1031 926 %125 52.7   4/ 5 WASTELAND (207)           7  2 0
 5/ 5 WASTELAND (207)          707 648 43 52.2   5/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)     7  8 0
 6/ 6 BURN N' PILLAGE (218)    722 684 34 51.4   6- 4 UNTOUCHABLES (287)        6  4 0
 7/ 7 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)    143 138 12 50.9   7/ 9 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)     6  9 1
 8/ 8 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    976 951 62 50.6   8/ 8 ARROGANCE (347)           5  6 0
 9/ 9 BIG MEAN FISH (171)      714 726 36 49.6   9- 7 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       4  5 0
10/10 STREET PIZZA (106)       713 799 54 47.2  10-10*JGW PERISHIBLE (663)      3  2 1
11-11 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)      297 349 10 46.0  11-11 PENTARCHIE-18 (508)       3  2 0
12/12 SHEPHERDS (252)          668 808 34 45.3  12-12 RUN AND HYDE (537)        3  6 0
13-13 UNTOUCHABLES (287)       216 281 16 43.5  13/16 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    3  6 0
14-14 GOLDEN LEGION (591)       44  59  1 42.7  14/15 STREET PIZZA (106)        2  1 0
15-15 RUN AND HYDE (537)       108 146 13 42.5  15/18 HELLBOURNE (653)          2  2 1
16/16 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       25  36  0 41.0  16/13 CAROLINA BLUE (575)       2 11 0
17/17 FUNKY FOLK (625)          44  68  7 39.3  17/ 0 THUNDR + LITENING (22)    1  2 1
18-18 ARENA EXPERTS (673)       14  23  2 37.8  18/14 FUNKY FOLK (625)          1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 ARROGANCE (347)          435 767 27 36.2  19/19 HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)       0  2 0
20/20 STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)    89 162  7 35.5  20-20 ARENA EXPERTS (673)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     Den sat at the famed Allied Axis Decision Table, where he would be found every
Wednesday awaiting the other members.  Tradition would draw each of them to the table 
on Wednesday mornings to continue their plan to spread pain, misery, and sorrow
amongst the populace.  Deep in thought he took another bite from a block of cheese.
He had once heard that some would snack on pudding, but Den found this inclination to
be found in only those with questionable sexual preferences.  Surely nobody that
would manage a team would snack upon pudding, least of all tapioca, the vilest of all
puddings.  His concentration was broken when a messenger hurried into the antechamber
with an eager look upon his face.
     "What is it my good man?" asked Den.
     "Den, I bring odd news, it would appear that a manager called Suave is making a
weak attempt to darken the Allied Axis' grand name in Talcama."
     "Yes, I can certainly imagine it was weak, and monosyllabic I would assume.  The
man lacks any semblance of imagination, but what can be expected from that puke hole
of a city, nobody with any skill would reside there long." Den explained to the
messenger.
     "But, he says there is naught left to be done that he has not already done.
Basically, without him, the arena would fold, is this true?" asked the messenger.
     "Of course, Suave is as unique as the rest of us.  Manage teams long enough and
you can accomplish just about anything.  I hear even Apex has been able to succeed at
certain times.  It is indeed sad that Suave must continue to hide behind his
longevity.  The old saying is 'what have you done for me lately?' and he would not be
able to answer that question.  Certainly, if I kept the team active long enough in
that sinkhole I would probably beat him to 1000 wins, the competition is nonexistent.
Perhaps he has indeed matched accomplishment for accomplishment, but we were there
first in every instance I would wager.  You see, the Allied Axis is an alliance of
firsts, everyone remembers the first and all other feats are compared against it.
Suave has little achievements of his own, therefore he must cradle what small
victories he has, which are indeed few." Den answered.
     "What about respect Den, he made claims regarding respect?" the messenger begged
to be enlightened.
     "Suave is once again confused; respect is something that is earned, not given
freely.  He expects all to respect him simply because his zip code has not changed in
some time.  This is ignorance in work as never seen.  I fight for a very simple goal,
to kill every warrior that steps onto the sand.  What does respect have to do with
this?  Nothing, that is what.  At the end of the day I want to know that I won
victory and for that day I was the best, this is what I fight for.  Respect can kiss
my butt cheeks, it does nothing for me.  The talented will look upon our alliance and
respect from afar, for they understand what must be done to achieve the amount of
victories that we consistently achieve using varied fighting styles.  Many managers
know nothing other than Aimed Blows, Lungers, and Strikers, yet we commonly hold many
Stylemaster positions in areas long forgotten.  This is not by accident nor luck, we
simply expect more and achieve it.  Would respect change that?  Certainly not.  I'll
take five kills over earning the respect of a single manager any day of the week.
Suave is a simple man, the greater concepts of the world escape him easily." Den once
again visited his intelligence upon the messenger.
     "Shall you answer him?" asked the messenger.
     "Against my better judgment I will make a small journey in hopes to enlighten
our faltering friend." Den stood and searched out his travel cloak.

     Suave sat in his chair busily slurping away his tapioca pudding, his fingers and
tongue working feverishly at ferreting out each hidden speck.  The pudding had
collected in his moustache which he found joy in attempting to lick it with his
tongue, pausing frequently to laugh to himself at the frustration.  He really loved
pudding.  Just then his door burst open and a very charismatic gentlemen strode into
his humble abode.
     "You must be Suave." Den said as he looked upon what could only be Suave.  The
man was laying in a chair, his enormous gut sticking out of his shirt and over his
waistband.  He appeared to be wearing some type of ballet outfit, only the ballet was
not in town.
     "Suave I am, and I am Suave.  Everyone knows me, and everyone loves me, without
me the world would crumble and cease to exist.  Also, I invented all things great,
which is why people love me.  Stupid things I did not invent, but I bet you did,
because you like stupid stuff.  Are you Den?  If you are, I just want you to know
that I don't respect you, so there."
     Den looked the disgust that had risen from the chair, almost in pity.  "Suave,
are you OK?  You actually seem more dense than usual."
     "YES, I AM FINE; YOU ARE NOT NICE TO PEOPLE!" Suave yelled, flecks of pudding
spraying in all directions, some from his mouth and others from his gutter soaked
moustache.
     "Indeed Suave, my goal is to kill your warriors, would you have me be nice to
them prior to killing them?"
     "CAN'T WE ALL BE FRIENDS?  HOW ABOUT IF WE FIGHT WITH TEDDY-BEARS?  I LIKE
TEDDY-BEARS, THEY ARE SOFT AND CUDDLY, THIS WAY NOBODY WOULD BE HURT."
     "Sorry Suave, that would not work.  Warriors fight for victory, and holding
teddy-bears would not bring that victory any closer.'
     "NOBODY WILL TALK TO YOU ANYMORE."
     "Don't care Suave, I am here to fight, not make some drinking buddies.  I
already have enough drinking buddies; I don't need any from this sinkhole."
     "I THINK YOU ACT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME BEFORE.  YOU JUST TRY TO BE
MEAN LIKE THEM OTHER PEOPLE.  THAT DOES NOT WORK HERE, WE ARE NICE AND HAVE CANDY
SOMETIMES."
     "Yes indeed Suave, you are deluded.  Perhaps I should be just like you, but
wait, wouldn't that be a tired old act too?  Be like you, or someone else, not much
difference.  How about if the Allied Axis continues our quest as we have for two
decades, would that be all right?  Maybe, that is who we are, and we find that much
better than being a perverted freak like you."
     "YOU ACT LIKE YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE.  NOBODY BETTER, WE ARE ALL THE
SAME."
     "Sorry again Suave, we are not equal.  We brag only because we can and will let
our accomplishments speak for themselves.  What are you wearing anyway?  The ballet
is not in town.  You do realize those are not tights, those are nylons you are
wearing?"
     "1000 WINS, I WILL HAVE 1000 WINS!  I HAVE WARRIORS IN ADVANCED!  I WIN SOME
FIGHTS!  MY WARRIORS GET SKILLS!  I BREAK WEAPONS!  I USE SHIELDS!  I SANDBAG
WARRIORS SO THEY DO BETTER!  I AM NICE TO EVERYONE SO THEY DON'T SAY MEAN STUFF TO
ME!  MEAN STUFF HURTS MY FEELINGS!"
     Den calmly turned and walked from the room.  There was obviously no common
ground between them, this was a waste of a trip and time.  Suave is from a time long
gone and just does not realize it yet.  If you fail to change, you fail.  What a way
to spend a Wednesday.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Thanks to Assur's fight throw and a couple cheap bloodfeuds, I've amassed enough
political points for graduation.  Looking over the list of CCs, I can't see a single
matchup I like so I think I'm going to take my chances plummeting back to the
challenger adepts.  Volitan, can you make it look convincing without the finishing
blow this time?  I don't yet have immortality, y'know.  Plus, you have more (and
better) ratings than I do by now.  I'll teach you five more skills if you get me out
of this chair.  Fair?  (If you don't learn all five; don't blame me.)

Congrats to the recent tourney champs.  May your challenges go through everything up
to and not including my avoids.

-- Ungood

He's aptly named, folks.  Tremendous damage covers a multitude of shortcomings.

-- Suave

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out TALCAMA to see 
what's new.  Uncool, FUNKY FOLK.  I mean 1-4-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to 
fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at STAR WARS: KOTOR like 
really pulled together to get a 2-1-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  What was the name 
of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 714-726-36 you ask?  (Sure)  BIG 
MEAN FISH's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for ENTEK?  BURN N' 
PILLAGE's proud of him after beating VISTA BLOWS and getting 21 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  VISTA BLOWS got smashed by ENTEK, and lost 30 points!  Like BIG 
MEAN FISH's VOLITAN LIONFISH is sweating since he got Bloodfeuded by Duelmaster 
UNGOOD!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome VOLITAN LIONFISH.  Aren't BIG MEAN FISH proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy 
that said TALCAMA's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Original Arthur's Last 
Stand?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of IMPURE THOUGHTS must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
Is there some deep dark secret why CENTER FOR OLDS' been avoiding IMPURE THOUGHTS so 
much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can ARROGANCE's HOFFA be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  People were 
asking me did THE PHILANDERER REALLY challenge SMELL CAREFULLY?  (all right, maybe 
they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but 
SMELL CAREFULLY wants me to write about it since it subdued THE PHILANDERER.  
Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like, who is this guy???  THE PEDOPHILE 
gets sent to the Dark Arena, battles HIGH ELF, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet 
IMPURE THOUGHTS manager is surprised!  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because DREW PEA 
had 12-12-3 was no reason for FUNKY FOLK to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  SYPHON returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little 
upset" at his THUNDR + LITENING teammates...  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you 
guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421         4   5  1    66       BIG MEAN FISH (171)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENTEK 9151                   15  19  0   112       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-MARV JR 9288                  7   1  0   104       WASTELAND (207)
-ARETE 8969                    9  12  1   102       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-SOUND THE VANILLA! 9209      14   3  0    97       WASTELAND (207)
-ADAMANT 8075                 10   8  1    94       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
-KA'ZEEN 8858                 11   9  0    93       HELLBOURNE (653)
 MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257        17   7  0    92       WASTELAND (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LONGSHOT 8981                13   5  1    92       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSION VAO 8891             17  34  1    90       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 HOFFA 8478                    8  66  0    90       ARROGANCE (347)
 HK-47 8584                   17  38  0    89       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 THE BIGOT 9380               12   8  1    89       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-CHARNEL 8575                 12   7  1    88       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 VISTA BLOWS 9258             16   8  0    85       WASTELAND (207)
 V'DO 9051                    11  10  1    81       HELLBOURNE (653)
-PETIT TROLL BAVEUX 8978      19  10  0    80       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 THE PHILANDERER 9384         15  12  1    80       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
 GAD 9239                     13  12  1    76       SHEPHERDS (252)
 UNGOOD 9297                  14   3  0    72       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-THROB 8982                   11   4  1    69       THUNDR + LITENING (22)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLEECE 9211                  12   6  0    66       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 DARTH SION 9233              12  14  0    65       STAR WARS: KOTOR (624)
 MICHAEL JORDAN 7797          10   5  0    65       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
-INDENTURED OARSMAN 9167       6   3  0    65       SEA DOGS (224)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYPHON 9118                   5   4  1    56       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-MERVYN 8750                  10   7  1    54       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 XYLICARE 9317                 9   5  0    52       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446         5   2  0    52       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DINAH MIGHT 9229              6   3  1    51       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-URANIUM 657                  11  13  2    50       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321           9   2  0    50       WASTELAND (207)
 AKAI 9213                     9  18  2    47       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
-GOOSE 9277                    6   5  0    46       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
 THE VOYEUR 9377               9   8  0    45       IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
-BIG GLOU GLAIREAUX 9044       8  11  0    43       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 GOLDEN BARB 9370              9   2  0    42       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
 Z'DANE 9281                   6   2  2    38       HELLBOURNE (653)
 PEZ 9471                      3   1  0    36       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 ADAM 9441                     6   1  1    35       SHEPHERDS (252)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEX 9196                      5   2  0    33       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-SHEWISH WHALER 9272           3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 MANAGER 9303                  6  11  0    30       ARROGANCE (347)
-POSTMORTEM 9402               2   4  0    30       ARENA EXPERTS (673)
 HOFFA 9369                    7   4  0    26       ARROGANCE (347)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESHACH 9440                  5   2  0    22       SHEPHERDS (252)
 RAYMOND FELTON 9419           4   3  0    22       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 ZEBRA SOLE 9444               4   3  0    21       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-SUPPLE 9466                   2   2  0    20       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-JEFFERY FOX 9133              1   0  0    20       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 DOC STEELE 9502               1   0  0    20       ARROGANCE (347)
 OAKLAND FU 9424               3   5  0    19       BURN N' PILLAGE (218)
 PEACOCK FLOUNDER 9445         3   4  0    19       BIG MEAN FISH (171)
-BLOODRAW 9408                 5   2  0    17       ARENA EXPERTS (673)
 ROY WILLIAMS 9336             3   4  0    17       CAROLINA BLUE (575)
 ROSE BUSH 9327                1   1  1    17       FUNKY FOLK (625)
 THORIUM 9154                  3   6  1    16       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-SHINE 9465                    2   2  0    16       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-ERA 9457                      1   0  0    15       GOLDEN LEGION (591)
-JAMES PERRY 9134              1   0  0    13       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 YET ANOTHER REJECT 9497       1   0  0    13       SHEPHERDS (252)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUICKDEATH 9407               2   5  1    12       ARENA EXPERTS (673)
 PIGSTICKER 9241               2   3  0    11       THUNDR + LITENING (22)
-BRIAN PERRY 9132              1   0  1    11       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 JB BLAH 9478                  1   2  1    10       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-ZIZANE 9322                   1   1  0    10       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ROBIN BANKS 9470              1   0  0    10       FUNKY FOLK (625)
-MERCURY 9155                  1   6  0     9       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
 THE LIFEGUARD 9480            2   1  0     7       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-T. HENRY 9323                 1   1  1     7       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
-SHEWISH CORSAIR 9237          0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (224)
-ILLFACET 9401                 1   3  0     6       ARENA EXPERTS (673)
-STROMTIUM 90 9413             0   4  0     6       HEAVYMETAL KIDS (4)
-RAINDROP 9464                 1   2  0     5       UNTOUCHABLES (287)
-BABEL LE BAVARD 9477          1   0  0     5       PENTARCHIE-18 (508)
 ELLIOT 9479                   0   3  0     3       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-HORSEHEAD 9487                0   1  0     1       ARENA EXPERTS (673)
-JENNY DAVISON 9130            0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)
 LHI 9503                      0   1  0     1       ARROGANCE (347)
-ERIC MILLER 9131              0   1  0     1       JGW PERISHIBLE (663)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CARP 9504              0  1 0 BIG MEAN FISH 171     DARK CHAMPION 428     554 NONE    
CANDY LI 9458          0  1 0 BURN N' PILLAGE 218   ROSE BUSH 9327        550 NONE    
RASHEED WALLACE 9439   1  2 0 CAROLINA BLUE 575     JB BLAH 9478          552 REVENGED
BUBOLA 9319            4  6 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108   VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421 550 REVENGED
HIGH ELF 423           0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          THE PEDOPHILE 9382    554 NONE    
SPYMISTRESS SHARD 426  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SYPHON 9118           554 NONE    
DREW PEA 8765         12 13 3 FUNKY FOLK 625        DARK CHAMPION 428     554 NONE    
SALLY FOURTH 9367      2  2 0 FUNKY FOLK 625        HIGH ELF 423          554 NONE    
ELEMENT 119 9467       0  1 0 HEAVYMETAL KIDS 4     T. HENRY 9323         550 NOT REVE
THE FORNICATOR 9429    1  6 0 IMPURE THOUGHTS 672   BANDIT PRINCESS 429   554 NONE    
JONAH 9428             3  5 0 SHEPHERDS 252         Z'DANE 9281           554         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Keeper of the Lists -- Could you please give me as current of a roster you have for
this wonderful arena.  I believe you posted one a few weeks ago, but I have to find
it in my personal archives.  Thank you!! -- Apex, mgr. of Carolina Blue

     Here's what I have.  This is teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     ARENA EXPERTS       ?                 IMPURE THOUGHTS      Den
     ARROGANCE           A-Sop             JGW PERISHIBLE       JGW
     BIG MEAN FISH       Big Wave Dave     NEXT GENERATION      Assurnasirbanipal
     BURN N' PILLAGE     Jolly             PENTARCHIE-18        Le Pentarque
     CAROLINA BLUE       Apex              RUN AND HYDE         Jekyll
     CENTER FOR OLDS     Suave             SHEPHERDS            Assurnasirbanipal
     FUNKY FOLK          Papa Bear         STAR WARS: KOTOR     Talon Warsmith
     GOLDEN LEGION       Seraphim          STREET PIZZA         TUM
     HEAVYMETAL KIDS     Moribund          UNTOUCHABLES         Angus
     HELLBOURNE          DeGotti           WASTELAND            The Muffin Man

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in

the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE PEDOPHILE delivered the death blow upon HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DREW PEA was unbelievably slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SYPHON slew SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
THE FORNICATOR was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALLY FOURTH was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CARP was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
UNGOOD was savagely defeated by VOLITAN LIONFISH in a 3 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
MR. DUTCH CRUNCH handily defeated HOFFA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE BIGOT vanquished HK-47 in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE PHILANDERER was vanquished by SMELL CAREFULLY in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MICHAEL JORDAN lost to GAD in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
PROGIDY, DAMMIT! overpowered MANAGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ROY WILLIAMS was overpowered by ADAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VISTA BLOWS was devastated by ENTEK in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
V'DO was luckily beaten by MISSION VAO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's brawl.
DINAH MIGHT was defeated by DARTH SION in a popular 1 minute duel.
THE VOYEUR was devastated by XYLICARE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AKAI was beaten by DWIGHT SCHRUTE in a 2 minute brawl.
GOLDEN BARB unbelievably bested HEX in a popular 4 minute brawl.
Z'DANE killed JONAH in a 1 minute match.
PEZ overpowered THORIUM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZEBRA SOLE defeated JB BLAH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
PEACOCK FLOUNDER devastated ELLIOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RAYMOND FELTON slimly won victory over ROSE BUSH in a 2 minute match.
OAKLAND FU was outlasted by HOFFA in a action packed 8 minute fray.
MESHACH overcame PIGSTICKER in a 2 minute contest.
THE LIFEGUARD was overpowered by DOC STEELE in a 2 minute one-sided match.
ROBIN BANKS overpowered LHI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
YET ANOTHER REJECT overpowered LBA GROUPIE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        52 -  27 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  29 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  65 -  9      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  27 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  12 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  22 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  43 -  6      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  28 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  60 -  1      33  |

Turn 554 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MR. DUTCH CRUNCH 9257      17   7  0   92 WASTELAND (207)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BIGOT 9380             12   8  1   89 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
LUNGING ATTACK   V'DO 9051                  11  10  1   81 HELLBOURNE (653)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THE PHILANDERER 9384       15  12  1   80 IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)
PARRY-LUNGE      GAD 9239                   13  12  1   76 SHEPHERDS (252)
BASHING ATTACK   UNGOOD 9297                14   3  0   72 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
STRIKING ATTACK  MICHAEL JORDAN 7797        10   5  0   65 CAROLINA BLUE (575)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BARB 9370            9   2  0   42 BIG MEAN FISH (171)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ENTEK 9151.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
OAKLAND FU 9424.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEX 9196, DREW PEA 8765, 
VOLITAN LIONFISH 9421, V'DO 9051, DWIGHT SCHRUTE 9321, MICHAEL JORDAN 7797, SYPHON 
9118, PROGIDY, DAMMIT! 9446, ENTEK 9151, and DARTH SION 9233.

The least popular fighter this week was THE LIFEGUARD 9480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LHI 9503, ELLIOT 9479, THORIUM 9154, JONAH 9428, AKAI 9213, THE 
VOYEUR 9377, ROY WILLIAMS 9336, MANAGER 9303, THE PHILANDERER 9384, and HK-47 8584.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VISTA BLOWS (18-9258) WASTELAND (207)

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

LEONIDAS (18-8537) UNTOUCHABLES (287)
SMELL CAREFULLY (18-8889) STREET PIZZA (106)
THE PEDOPHILE (18-9382) IMPURE THOUGHTS (672)