DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2009    Duedate: 08/08/2009

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPARE ANCHOR
SEA DOGS (224)
(18-9610) [24-12-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPARE ANCHOR                   TAREK
SEA DOGS (224)                 LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
(18-9610) [24-12-0,143]        (18-8812) [0-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GALLOPING GHOST                MESHUGGAH MUMMY
THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)      THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
(18-7931) [19-14-1,104]        (18-8942) [14-10-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (224)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)        90
2. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)    58      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)      42      Unchartered Team
4. PIPELINE 115 (686)          39
5. WIZARDGUARD (175)           20      RAVENS SONG (687)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SKI-BUM 18 (684)           6   4  0 60.0   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)           10  5 0
 2/ 3 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630) 109  93  7 54.0   2/ 2 WIZARDGUARD (175)         9  6 0
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (224)           356 305 24 53.9   3- 3*SKI-BUM 18 (684)          6  4 0
 4/ 0*RAVENS SONG (687)         14  12  1 53.8   4/ 4 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    6  8 0
 5/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 163 157 10 50.9   5/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 0
 6/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1138 %1114 68 50.5   6/12 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  5  8 0
 7/ 6 WIZARDGUARD (175)        191 208 12 47.9   7/ 0*RAVENS SONG (687)         3  2 0
 8/ 0 STREET PIZZA (106)       739 810 54 47.7   8/ 6 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  3  6 0
 9/ 7 RUN AND HYDE (537)       133 167 13 44.3   9/14 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  2  2 1
10/ 8 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566) 106 135  7 44.0  10- 7*ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)       2  3 0
11/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   29  41  1 41.4  11/ 8 RUN AND HYDE (537)        2  7 0
12/12 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    20  30  2 40.0  12/ 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)   1  0 0
13-10*ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)        2   3  0 40.0  13-10*GOON SQUAD (681)          1  2 0
14-11*GOON SQUAD (681)           6  10  0 37.5  14/ 0*LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)      1  4 0
15-13 COMBAT TROOPS (91)        35  66  3 34.7  15/11*PIPELINE 115 (686)        1  9 0
16/ 0*LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)       1   4  0 20.0  16-13 COMBAT TROOPS (91)        0  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/14*PIPELINE 115 (686)         1   9  0 10.0  17/ 0 STREET PIZZA (106)        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

WELCOME TO BATTLE ROYAL V!!

The best contest in the game has returned!  I will be the host for this year's
contest.  I will repost the rules here for quick viewing and will have the scores
updated here and on the duel 2 site.

These are the approved rules for the Battle Royals. 

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format: 
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
   welcome).
4) No penalty for not fighting.
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages: 
1) There is no set end. It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well.
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules: 

-- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.  I.e. you can't declare "warrior x" isn't in the
contest but the rest of the team is.  All warriors on the involved team are fair
game!

-- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Tripwire (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

-- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

-- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
   warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
   gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense:  Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense:  Warning.
3rd offense:  Removal from Battle Royal.

-- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

-- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record. 

-- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into
the Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

-- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).  So if you want to quit, you MUST
announce that in the personal ads and the following turn it will apply.

Scoring:
-- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
-- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
-- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Losses.
-- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
   whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
-- First Manager to 25 points wins!
-- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
   of all other participants.

Disputes:
-- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
   possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

Prizes:
For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18
warrior)!

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will))

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18)

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions/renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible.  Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.

Good luck to all!!

Tripwire

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 628): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 510): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 634): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 629): FAST FORWARD of TECHNOLOGY (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 622): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 618): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): ULLRICH BLADESONG of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 589): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 562): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 565): REEKY SNEAK of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 516): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 237): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BADGER of RUSSIAN BIRDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 510): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 628): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 510): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 634): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 629): WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 622): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 589): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 262): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 565): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 516): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 237): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 213): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 510) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 629): FAST FORWARD of TECHNOLOGY (?, mgr.)
               (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 632): SOLSKJAER of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
                           BARTEZ of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 617): ULLRICH BLADESONG of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (Var, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 581): PLATINUM BLONDE of TEAM TRIANGLE (?, mgr.)
                  (turn 580): REDD CORVAIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
                           A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 466): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in TALCAMA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for PIPELINE 115, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
15th.  OF WOLF AND MAN II stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 6 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  The GHOST 
RIDERS TOO guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TAREK fought GARION and 
gained 49 points and contributed to LUROCIAN PRIDE's 1-4-0.  CANDIRU has lost to 
GALLOPING GHOST, falling 11 points, while helping make STREET PIZZA a 0-1-0 turn.  
The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SPARE ANCHOR remains 
TALCAMA's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Original Arthur's Last 
Stand until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  WIZARDGUARD has cause to stand tall, as 
they were TALCAMA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And guess who avoided WIZARDGUARD stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was CENTER 
FOR OLDS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE GRATEFUL 
UNDEAD's warrior STEELEY SHADOW.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  DOT DOT DOT, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 27 points to fight ZELANA from OF WOLF AND MAN II?  Well, it only serves justice 
to see that DOT DOT DOT was bested by ZELANA.  Heh, heh.  In a fit of brilliance or 
of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), FRANK N' BERRY challenged STOWAWAY today, 
facing a 44 difference in recognition.  And whaddya know, FRANK N' BERRY beat 
STOWAWAY, and the fighters of WIZARDGUARD were last seen lifting frothy pints of ale 
in honor of FRANK N' BERRY's 27 point gain.  I don't know about you, but CHOCO BOBA 
BABY challenging down 18 points to THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD's BUBBLY BAALZEBUB, is not 
really worthy of WIZARDGUARD.  We're not surprised to hear that CHOCO BOBA BABY 
overcame BUBBLY BAALZEBUB, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why WIZARDGUARD 
made such a challenge.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  DEATHSTALKER TOO has departed TALCAMA, leaving WIZARDGUARD without 
their 6-7-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last 
night?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide 
when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in TALCAMA again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARE ANCHOR 9610            24  12  0   143       SEA DOGS (224)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRT BATH 6468                7   2  1   108       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 THE CLOSER 9187              12   7  1   106       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 GALLOPING GHOST 7931         19  14  1   104       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 MESHUGGAH MUMMY 8942         14  10  0   101       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 FRANK N' BERRY 9710          11   8  1    98       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 ZELANA 9240                   9   6  0    91       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVER FOREVER 9308           13   5  0    89       STREET PIZZA (106)
-TAKOV 7457                   13  13  0    88       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 FABULOUS MR FOX 9631         20  13  0    87       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 CHOCO BOBA BABY 9623         18  12  3    87       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 DOT DOT DOT 9728             11  10  0    80       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 CANDIRU 9624                 13   6  0    79       STREET PIZZA (106)
 HARPY THE SHREW 9643         18  13  0    78       WIZARDGUARD (175)
 SALLANCHE 8925               10   4  1    77       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 STOWAWAY 9722                12  10  3    76       SEA DOGS (224)
-MERVYN 8750                  13   9  1    72       RUN AND HYDE (537)
 BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979        12  11  2    70       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIP 9738                    11   6  0    64       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIRBORNE 622                 12  11  1    56       COMBAT TROOPS (91)
 RAASHUB 9202                  6   5  1    54       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 GRUMPY GHOUL 8959            13  11  0    52       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 SHADERUNNER 6497              6   3  0    52       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 TAREK 8812                    0   1  0    49       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-DISSIDENT 9523                4   0  0    45       RUN AND HYDE (537)
-RAGEN 7461                    5  10  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
-ROYCE 7459                    6   6  1    35       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLANKTON 9748                 7   6  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 DRIFTWOOD 9754                6   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (224)
 THE DUKE OF SPOOK 6467        3   8  1    33       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 STEELEY SHADOW 9169           4   2  1    31       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 THE CODDLER 9746              8   5  0    29       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 DRAQUE VLOODE 9829            3   0  0    28       RAVENS SONG (687)
-GOON 2 9705                   3   0  0    26       GOON SQUAD (681)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)
 ELAZU DANIN 9828              5   1  0    24       RAVENS SONG (687)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUM BUCKET 9753              5   3  1    23       SEA DOGS (224)
 TUFF MITTENS! 9773            2   3  0    22       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 KREESE ALORE 9831             3   0  1    20       RAVENS SONG (687)
 LION HEART 9815               1   1  0    20       PIPELINE 115 (686)
 ACHERON 9774                  3   2  0    19       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
-DEAD BOB 9788                 2   0  0    19       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
-HELGA THE BLACK 9785          1   1  0    19       SKI-BUM 18 (684)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMAREK 8813                  0   1  0    17       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-WILD WANDA 9787               1   1  0    15       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
-GOON 3 9711                   1   4  0    15       GOON SQUAD (681)
 GARION 9776                   1   0  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN 9 (549)
 UNTOUCHABLE STAR 9813         0   2  0    14       PIPELINE 115 (686)
 AEROBIC ZOMBIE 6470           1   9  0    12       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 NIKKI 9824                    1   0  0    12       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-A.D. BOUND 7582               1   0  0    11       ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)
 TIALIS 8810                   1   0  0    11       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
-GOON 1 9704                   2   2  0    10       GOON SQUAD (681)
 GRUUSH 9833                   2   4  0    10       RAVENS SONG (687)
-RANDGRITH 7579                1   0  0     7       ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)
 DEAD URN 9827                 1   0  0     7       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 BIG TOM STUD 9825             0   1  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
-ISA 7583                      0   1  0     7       ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)
-ARYA STEELSONG 9810           1   0  0     6       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
 DUGE MCGLORN 9830             1   2  0     5       RAVENS SONG (687)
-ZED DARDSTONE 9809            1   0  0     5       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
-IRON DEATH 2355               0   1  0     5       COMBAT TROOPS (91)
 NUNANDUN 9816                 0   2  0     2       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-D.A. BOUND 7580               0   1  0     1       ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)
-SWIFT STEEL 7581              0   1  0     1       ODIN'S CHOSEN (562)
-GOON 5 9778                   0   1  0     1       GOON SQUAD (681)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EESHER 9727            12  5 0 CENTER FOR OLDS 108  DIRT BATH 6468        615  NOT REVENGED
A 8811                  0  1 0 LUROCIAN PRIDE 654   SPYMISTRESS SHAR      619  NONE
B 8809                  0  1 0 LUROCIAN PRIDE 654   HIGH ELF              619  NONE
RECYCLE 9838            0  1 0 PIPELINE 115 686     MERCENARY TAO         619  NONE
TRY AGAIN 9839          0  1 0 PIPELINE 115 686     DARK CHAMPION         619  NONE
TRY AGAIN 2 9840        0  1 0 PIPELINE 115 686     BANDIT PRINCESS       619  NONE
BURRITO 9837            0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537     STONE GOLEM           619  NONE
SUPERMO 9836            0  1 0 RUN AND HYDE 537     STONE GOLEM           619  NONE
DEATHSTALKER TOO 9731   6  8 1 WIZARDGUARD 175      SALLANCHE 8925        619   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

This is the official announcement for Of Wolf and Man II entering the BR. -- Tripwire

All -- The Sea Dogs will be participating in the Battle Royal. -- One Armed Bandit

All -- Officially count my team GHOST RIDERS TOO in for the battle royal immediately.
-- Bladerunner

     If there were more personals embedded in that html stuff that I missed, my
     apologies.

Attention DM 18:  Before you stands Snaful, manager of the upstart stable known as
Ravens Song.  I'm here to formally declare my intent to join the renowned Battle
Royal!  I look forward to a proper introduction on the arena stands. -- Snafu

All - I am entering my team, Run and Hyde, into the Battle Royal. -- Jekyll

I declare my team, Lurocian Pride, in the contest. -- the Greek Guy

All -- Don't be surprised if I change teams, but for now, I would like to declare
Superior Forces 6N for the Battle Royal. -- Manager

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRY AGAIN was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
A was assassinated by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
RECYCLE was butchered by MERCENARY TAO in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
BURRITO was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SUPERMO was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a popular 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
TRY AGAIN 2 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
THE CLOSER devastated HARPY THE SHREW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DOT DOT DOT was overcome by ZELANA in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
DIRT BATH viciously subdued FABULOUS MR FOX in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
FRANK N' BERRY overpowered STOWAWAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHOCO BOBA BABY overcame BUBBLY BAALZEBUB in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
TRIP subdued GRUMPY GHOUL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge competition.
SHADERUNNER demolished STEELEY SHADOW in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
THE CODDLER was handily defeated by THE DUKE OF SPOOK in a 1 minute conflict.
AEROBIC ZOMBIE was devastated by TUFF MITTENS! in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SPARE ANCHOR outlasted MESHUGGAH MUMMY in a 13 minute master's Title brawl.
CANDIRU was overpowered by GALLOPING GHOST in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DEATHSTALKER TOO was killed by SALLANCHE in a 1 minute match.
RAASHUB overpowered CHUM BUCKET in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DRIFTWOOD bested LION HEART in a popular 1 minute bout.
PLANKTON vanquished GRUUSH in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
ELAZU DANIN handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ACHERON savagely defeated UNTOUCHABLE STAR in a popular 2 minute gruesome fight.
NUNANDUN was beaten by DEAD URN in a popular 1 minute beginner's fight.
KREESE ALORE overpowered TAMAREK in a 1 minute uneven match.
DRAQUE VLOODE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DUGE MCGLORN was overpowered by NIKKI in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GARION handily defeated TAREK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BIG TOM STUD was overpowered by TIALIS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  18 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  20 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 619 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        4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPARE ANCHOR 9610          24  12  0  143 SEA DOGS (224)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DIRT BATH 6468              7   2  1  108 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
AIMED BLOW       THE CLOSER 9187            12   7  1  106 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
LUNGING ATTACK   GALLOPING GHOST 7931       19  14  1  104 THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
STRIKING ATTACK  MESHUGGAH MUMMY 8942       14  10  0  101 THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
PARRY-LUNGE      ZELANA 9240                 9   6  0   91 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
WALL OF STEEL    FABULOUS MR FOX 9631       20  13  0   87 WIZARDGUARD (175)
BASHING ATTACK   BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979      12  11  2   70 THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GALLOPING GHOST 7931.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MESHUGGAH MUMMY 8942.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPERMO 
9836, ACHERON 9774, DIRT BATH 6468, THE DUKE OF SPOOK 6467, DRIFTWOOD 9754, PLANKTON 
9748, THE CLOSER 9187, DOT DOT DOT 9728, ZELANA 9240, and BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979.

The least popular fighter this week was BURRITO 9837.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BIG TOM STUD 9825, TAREK 8812, DUGE MCGLORN 9830, TAMAREK 8813, GRUUSH 
9833, LION HEART 9815, CHUM BUCKET 9753, CANDIRU 9624, SPARE ANCHOR 9610, and AEROBIC 
ZOMBIE 6470.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GALLOPING GHOST (18-7931) THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN POLAND 6614 (160-96-4)         4  3  0         BURN N' PILLAGE      
SMELLY SOCKS 1975 (244-109-6)          1  4  0         STREET PIZZA         
DESTINY 3369 (64-78-2)                 0  5  0         WORTHLESS MANAGERS 5 

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GABRIEL 5999 (0-0-0)                   7  3  0         HERMETICS            
IRON HEAD LEE 6563 (50-18-0)           5  3  0         THE GUARDIANS II     
SPLURGE ON WAX LIPS 6485 (137-105-4)   5  3  0         STREET PIZZA         
NEOSPHINCTER 7317 (125-44-1)           4  3  0         WASTELAND            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HE HATE ME 7820 (107-65-2)            11  2  0         WASTELAND            
LE PAIN DLG 8016 (85-74-2)             5  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        
VISTA BLOWS 9258 (53-31-1)             3  2  0         WASTELAND            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARV JR 9288 (27-6-0)                  9  3  0         WASTELAND            
PLANKWALKER 8604 (43-56-3)             8  3  0         SEA DOGS             
SOLSBURY HILL 8558 (30-40-6)           4  3  0         STREET PIZZA         
CHASITY BELT 6507 (30-9-0)             1  3  0         THE GUARDIANS II     
THE ATOMIZER 7753 (12-4-0)             1  3  0         MAD SCIENTISTS       
ABSOLUTE ZERO 7586 (11-9-0)            0  3  0         MAD SCIENTISTS       
DINAH MIGHT 9229 (30-21-1)             0  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
SMELL CAREFULLY 8889 (41-74-2)         0  3  0         STREET PIZZA         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHEWISH WHALER 9272 (38-15-1)          8  3  0         SEA DOGS             
BACK JUICE 8988 (13-6-0)               3  3  0         WASTELAND            
A BETTER MOUSETRAP 5054 (19-13-1)      2  3  0         WASTELAND            
ANNAPOLIS 6691 (18-4-0)                0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHOTON 3292 (2-4-0)                    3  3  0         MAD SCIENTISTS       
THE CLOSER 9187 (11-7-1)               3  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
PETZ 9803 (9-4-1)                      1  3  0         CHAOTIC DREAM        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEVER FOREVER 9308 (13-5-0)            3  3  0         STREET PIZZA         
SALLANCHE 8925 (9-4-0)                 1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDIRU 9624 (13-5-0)                  3  3  0         STREET PIZZA         
DIRT BATH 6468 (6-2-1)                 3  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
ZELANA 9240 (8-6-0)                    2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
RAASHUB 9202 (5-5-1)                   1  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHADERUNNER 6497 (5-3-0)               7  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
LION HEART 9815 (1-0-0)                2  3  0         PIPELINE 115         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELGA THE BLACK 9785 (1-1-0)          10  4  0         SKI-BUM 18           
ACHERON 9774 (2-2-0)                   5  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
UNTOUCHABLE STAR 9813 (0-1-0)          3  3  0         PIPELINE 115         
ISA 7583 (0-1-0)                       2  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
SOLSBURY STEAK 9339 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         STREET PIZZA         
WILD WANDA 9787 (1-1-0)                1  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
RANDGRITH 7579 (1-0-0)                 0  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GARION 9776 (0-0-0)                    9  3  1         OF WOLF AND MAN 9    
RUNAWAY 9262 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   
BIG TOM STUD 9825 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
NIKKI 9824 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes