DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/03/2010    Duedate: 05/15/2010

TALCAMA ARENA

DM-18    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SALLANCHE
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
(18-8925) [15-4-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SALLANCHE                      DESTRUCTOR Z
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)       CHAINED GIANTS (693)
(18-8925) [15-4-1,121]         (18-9967) [2-1-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PLANKTON                       ERIN GO BRAGH
SEA DOGS (224)                 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
(18-9748) [17-16-1,68]         (18-2540) [10-11-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)    36
2. THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)   26      OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
3. RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)       25      Unchartered Team
4. CHAINED GIANTS (693)        17
5. CENTER FOR OLDS (108)       17      CHAINED GIANTS (693)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630) 161 124  7 56.5   1/ 7 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)  8  4 0
 2/ 2 SKI-BUM 18 (684)          56  46  4 54.9   2/ 8 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566)  8  6 1
 3/ 3 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493) 201 174 12 53.6   3/ 3 SKI-BUM 18 (684)          8  6 0
 4/ 4 SEA DOGS (224)           397 357 26 52.7   4/ 4 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)  7  1 1
 5/ 5 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)    %1185 %1166 70 50.4   5/ 2 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    7  2 1
 6/ 6 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)    63  67  5 48.5   6/ 1 SEA DOGS (224)            7  8 0
 7/ 8 THE GRATEFUL UNDEA (566) 159 175 12 47.6   7/ 5 CHAMPIONS (688)           6  8 0
 8/ 7 CHAMPIONS (688)           37  44  5 45.7   8/ 6 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)     6  9 0
 9/10 LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)      31  41  1 43.1   9/13 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     3  7 0
10/11 RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)     97 129 10 42.9  10/11*CHAINED GIANTS (693)      2  6 0
11/12*CHAINED GIANTS (693)       3   9  0 25.0  11/ 9 LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)      2  7 0
12-13*DEVIL'S DEN (682)          7  23  2 23.3  12-10*DEVIL'S DEN (682)         1  4 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Ahh, the turn after the tourney.  I still don't know how anyone did so it will be a
wait and see this turn.  Ghost Riders Too roller coaster ride continues and now they
are back up to the #2 spot with a nice +4 turn.  Superior Forces had a 5-0-1!  Which
only resulted in 2 points.  Too bad!  I know we all feel sorry for him right?
Everyone else is chipping away as usual with the +1 or -1 or so points.  See you next
time!

                                       TURN 20

DECLARED TEAMS           - MANAGER NAME -TOTAL # OF FIGHTS/MAX # OF FIGHTS/%

The Grateful Undead #566 - Street Legal      - 83/90 - 92%
Ski-Bum 18 #684          - Ski-Bum           - 77/90 - 86%
Sea Dogs #224            - One Armed Bandit  - 77/90 - 86%
Of Wolf and Man II #630  - Tripwire          - 74/90 - 82%
Ghost Riders Too #477    - Bladerunner       - 72/90 - 80%
Champions #688           - Champion          - 70/90 - 78%
Lurocian Pride #654      - The Greek Guy     - 59/90 - 66%
Superior Forces 6N #493  - Manager           - 49/90 - 54%
Odin's Chosen #562       - Heathen Hatebreed - 48/90 - 53%
Run and Hyde #537        - Jekyll            - 48/90 - 53%
The Guardians II #479    - Guardian          - 29/90 - 32%
Ghaelie Sidhe #495       - Mordraith         - 20/90 - 22%
Wizardguard #175         - The Ancient One   -  8/90 -  9%
Vincere Aut Mori         - Toker             -  0/90 -  0%
Ravens Song #687         - Snafu             - 20/45 - OUT OF CONTEST
Pipeline 115 #686        - Champion          -  0/0  - OUT OF CONTEST

As always!  CHECK YOUR SCORES!  Only scores that count are against contestants.

Good luck to all!

TURN 20 SCORES

Superior Forces 6N: +2 Total: +18       Wizardguard: 0 Total: -1
Sallanche: +1                           Fabulous Mr Fox: 0
Dead Urn: +1                            Choco Boba Baby: 0
Runaway: 0                              Harpy The Shrew: 0
Holly: 0
Little Mokele 2: 0

Ghost Riders Too: +4 Total: +13         Ski-Bum 18: +1 Total: -2
Charon: 0                               Starlyna: 0
Shaderunner: +1                         Zed Dardstone: -1
Acheron: +1                             Wild Wanda: 0
Phesa's Shade: +1                       Dead Bob: +1
Dem Bones: +1                           Elron the Bold: +1

Champions: -1 Total: +11                Odin's Chosen: 0 Total: -3
Extradonaire: 0                         Randgrith: 0
Whatamonster: 0                         ISA: 0
See The Stars: +1                       DA: 0
I B Bad: -1                             Sverdhi: 0
Mesmerize: -1                           Hrokk: 0

Of Wolf and Man II: -1 Total: +9        The Guardians II: 0 Total: -3
Butcher: 0                              Steele Brain Pan: 0
Azaer: -1                               Chaos Slayer: 0
Krusk: 0                                Karl Cullinane: 0
Delion: 0                               Ahira Bandylegs: 0
                                        Floyd Bandylegs: 0

The Grateful Undead: -2 Total: +5       Sea Dogs: -1 Total: -5
Big Pimpin' Imp: -1                     Stowaway: +1
Bubbly Baalzebub: -1                    Helmsman: 0
Black Wight: +1                         Plankton: -1
Steeley Shadow: -1                      Boatswain: 0
Detroit Devil: 0                        Ensign: -1

Run and Hyde: 0 Total: +3               Ghaelie Sidhe: 0 Total: -6
Mervyn: 0                               Inzo: 0
Dissident: 0                            Medraut: 0
Swain Peak: 0                           Spectrum 5: 0
Bad Luck: 0                             Haseth: 0
                                        Criofan: 0

Lurocian Pride: -2 Total: -1
Trista: 0
Tialis: 0
Tosha: -1
Turoc: -1

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                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 648): CHINA BULL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 654): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 625): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 649): MOSQUITO of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 644): EVE AND EMMA of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 637): DEMON of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SALLANCHE of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): EACHAM of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 256): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 247): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 482): JERANS LA'ROC of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 530): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 648): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 530): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 654): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 625): TL;DR (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 649): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 644): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 637): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 637): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 605): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 598): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 585): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 536): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 256): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 247): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 482): DETHKLOT (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 223): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 530) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 648): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 529): GROND of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 528): BRANDY PINKERTON of PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 654): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 649): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 652): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 637): HAGAR BLUETOOTH of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 635): FAMINE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 272): MANN SLAUGHTER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 535): SHALAITHA of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 246): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  TALCAMA needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, SEA DOGS had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by OF WOLF AND MAN II!  Way to go 
OF WOLF AND MAN II!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but SEA DOGS 
really goofed with their 1-4-0.  The guys at OF WOLF AND MAN II like really pulled 
together to get a 4-1-0 this turn, moving up by 6.  One team deserves special mention 
'cause they moved up 6 after going 5-0-0.  Keep it up, THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD!  MVP 
award for BOATSWAIN?  SEA DOGS' proud of him after beating TOSHA and getting 15 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ENSIGN's match with JAMESON cost him a loss of 
10 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause it's Number One!  
WHATAMONSTER knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  SALLANCHE stopped WHATAMONSTER dead in his tracks!  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of CENTER FOR OLDS must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are CHAMPIONS?  CENTER FOR OLDS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, 
can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can LUROCIAN PRIDE's TUROC be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 
must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  It challenged STOWAWAY.  11 
is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 
showed great skill and promise when it beat STOWAWAY.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because RUNAWAY had 8-5-1 was no reason for 
SUPERIOR FORCES 6N to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  What if they had a fight 
and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TALCAMA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALLANCHE 8925               15   4  1   121       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADERUNNER 6497             16   9  1   116       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979        20  21  4   105       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 DEAD BOB 9788                14   8  0   102       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
-HOLLY 9873                   11   4  0   102       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
 WHATAMONSTER 9846            10   7  1    93       CHAMPIONS (688)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOWAWAY 9722                20  22  3    85       SEA DOGS (224)
 STEELEY SHADOW 9169          12  12  2    81       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 EXTRADONAIRE 9847            10   7  4    80       CHAMPIONS (688)
 WILD WANDA 9787              10  10  1    79       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
 AZAER 9870                   11   6  0    73       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 ACHERON 9774                 13  10  0    71       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 CLOVER 2284                  11  15  1    71       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 PLANKTON 9748                17  16  1    68       SEA DOGS (224)
 THE CODDLER 9746             17  16  1    68       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELION 9961                   5   1  0    61       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946          5   0  0    60       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRUSK 9906                    7   3  0    55       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 BUTCHER 9954                  6   0  0    52       OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
 ERIN GO BRAGH 2540           10  11  0    50       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 BOATSWAIN 9958                5   1  0    50       SEA DOGS (224)
 ELRON THE BOLD 9880           7   8  1    48       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
 PINCH BLISTER 9859           11   8  0    45       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 SEE THE STARS 9900            6   5  0    44       CHAMPIONS (688)
 PHESA'S SHADE 9904            5   5  0    44       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 HELMSMAN 9917                 5   3  0    44       SEA DOGS (224)
 ZED DARKSTONE 9809            7  10  2    43       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
 JAMESON 4067                  6   7  1    43       RYAN'S HENCHMEN (133)
 DEE QOO 9902                  9   5  0    41       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
-DEAD URN 9827                 5   3  0    38       SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
-TIALIS 8810                   5   6  0    36       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I B BAD 9899                  5   6  0    33       CHAMPIONS (688)
 BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910          7   5  0    32       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
-CHARON 9913                   4   4  1    31       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
 TOSHA 9896                    8   6  0    30       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
 DEM BONES 9953                3   3  0    30       GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
-LUCIFER 9758                  3   3  2    29       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-PHOTON 3292                   2   4  0    26       MAD SCIENTISTS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENSIGN 9922                   4   4  0    22       SEA DOGS (224)
 TRISTA 9945                   2   6  0    22       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)
 DESTRUCTOR Z 9967             2   1  0    20       CHAINED GIANTS (693)
 TUROC 9928                    1   7  0    18       LUROCIAN PRIDE (654)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HELLFIRE 9759                 3   3  0    17       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 ANONYMISSUS 9972              2   1  0    15       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 STARLYNA 9979                 2   0  0    14       SKI-BUM 18 (684)
 BLACK WIGHT 9974              2   0  0    14       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 FIZZ AND FURS 9959            3   3  0    12       CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
 MS PAYNE 9965                 0   1  0     9       CHAINED GIANTS (693)
-MEOUSA 9757                   1   5  0     8       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-HADES 9755                    0   6  0     6       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
-SATAN 9756                    0   6  0     6       DEVIL'S DEN (682)
 LOT 4 BATCH 12 9964           1   2  0     5       CHAINED GIANTS (693)
 SPOOKY SPOOK 9980             1   0  0     5       THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (566)
 QA SAMPLE X 9968              0   3  0     3       CHAINED GIANTS (693)
 ALT COMP B 9973               0   1  0     1       CHAINED GIANTS (693)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONTROL GROUP A 9966    0  1 0 CHAINED GIANTS 693   LUCIFER 9758          636   
MESMERIZE 9970          0  2 0 CHAMPIONS 688        STONE GOLEM           639  NONE
DEMENTIA 9978           0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN  630 WIRYDON THE GIAN      639  NONE
DRUNKEE 9981            0  1 0 RYAN'S HENCHMEN 133  SPYMISTRESS SHAR      639  NONE
STEP DANCER 9975        1  1 0 RYAN'S HENCHMEN 133  BLACK ORC             639  NONE
HELGA THE BLACK 9785   15  5 0 SKI-BUM 18 684       BUBBLY BAALZEBUB 8979 637   
RUNAWAY 9262            8  6 1 SUPERIOR FORCES  493 SPYMISTRESS SHAR      639  NONE
DETROIT DEVIL 9956      2  3 0 THE GRATEFUL UND 566 LUCIFER 9758          638   
LITTLE LICH 9963        1  2 0 THE GRATEFUL UND 566 CHARON 9913           637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skunk Cabbage -- What did Grunde ever do to you?  It never even attacked you and yet
you chose to slaughter it like a steer, but with less mercy.  We want blood... --
Daemonspawn, MGR Clubs 'n Clones

All -- My mistake, I sent a message to the wrong arena by accident.  Forgive my
foolishness. -- Daemonspawn

     Yes, well, it's better than no message at all.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUNAWAY was butchered by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STEP DANCER was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
MESMERIZE was slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEMENTIA was butchered by WIRYDON THE GIANTESS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DRUNKEE was assassinated by SPYMISTRESS SHARDA in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LITTLE MOKELE 2 bested HELMSMAN in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge brawl.
SALLANCHE defeated WHATAMONSTER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title struggle.
BUBBLY BAALZEBUB handily defeated STOWAWAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CLOVER lost to STEELEY SHADOW in a action packed 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
WILD WANDA defeated THE CODDLER in a 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
KRUSK savagely defeated SEE THE STARS in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BUTCHER handily defeated I B BAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BIG PIMPIN' IMP subdued TRISTA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
DEM BONES handily defeated TUROC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
LOT 4 BATCH 12 was demolished by ANONYMISSUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DEAD BOB handily defeated ACHERON in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PLANKTON was vanquished by EXTRADONAIRE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AZAER vanquished PHESA'S SHADE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ZED DARKSTONE was viciously subdued by ERIN GO BRAGH in a 3 minute master's brawl.
PINCH BLISTER outlasted ELRON THE BOLD in a tiresome 11 minute brutal bout.
TOSHA was overpowered by BOATSWAIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DEE QOO was defeated by DELION in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
JAMESON handily defeated ENSIGN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FIZZ AND FURS was bested by DESTRUCTOR Z in a 1 minute bout.
QA SAMPLE X was savagely defeated by BLACK WIGHT in a 1 minute novice's fight.
STARLYNA defeated MS PAYNE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SPOOKY SPOOK savagely defeated ALT COMP B in a tiresome 9 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  13 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        42 -  34 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  23 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  44 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  24 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  33 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 639 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         6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SALLANCHE 8925             15   4  1  121 SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (493)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEAD BOB 9788              14   8  0  102 SKI-BUM 18 (684)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHATAMONSTER 9846          10   7  1   93 CHAMPIONS (688)
AIMED BLOW       AZAER 9870                 11   6  0   73 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
PARRY-LUNGE      ACHERON 9774               13  10  0   71 GHOST RIDERS TOO (477)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE CODDLER 9746           17  16  1   68 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
BASHING ATTACK   BUTCHER 9954                6   0  0   52 OF WOLF AND MAN II (630)
TOTAL PARRY      PINCH BLISTER 9859         11   8  0   45 CENTER FOR OLDS (108)
WALL OF STEEL    HELMSMAN 9917               5   3  0   44 SEA DOGS (224)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PLANKTON 9748.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MESMERIZE 9970.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERIN GO BRAGH 2540, 
BOATSWAIN 9958, DELION 9961, BLACK WIGHT 9974, LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946, SALLANCHE 8925, 
WHATAMONSTER 9846, CLOVER 2284, STEELEY SHADOW 9169, and WILD WANDA 9787.

The least popular fighter this week was ALT COMP B 9973.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELRON THE BOLD 9880, PINCH BLISTER 9859, MS PAYNE 9965, QA SAMPLE X 
9968, FIZZ AND FURS 9959, ENSIGN 9922, DEE QOO 9902, TOSHA 9896, PHESA'S SHADE 9904, 
and PLANKTON 9748.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PSYCHO SCIENTIST 697 (198-114-17)      4  3  0         MAD SCIENTISTS       

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPLURGE ON WAX LIPS 6485 (147-105-4)  15  2  0         STREET PIZZA         
GABRIEL 5999 (0-0-0)                   8  3  1         HERMETICS            
NEOSPHINCTER 7317 (135-53-1)           6  3  0         WASTELAND            

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARV JR 9288 (38-14-0)                 6  3  0         WASTELAND            
VISTA BLOWS 9258 (61-43-1)             5  3  0         WASTELAND            
LE PAIN DLG 8016 (100-78-2)            4  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        
VIGO 6086 (64-22-0)                    4  3  0         ALCHEMY              
BLOWN AWAY 8636 (47-39-0)              2  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        
QUINTAL 8341 (85-63-3)                 2  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUMBERED WON 7434 (44-61-1)            8  3  0         NEXT GENERATION      
DINAH MIGHT 9229 (35-29-2)             3  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
SHEWISH WHALER 9272 (48-25-1)          3  3  0         SEA DOGS             
A BETTER MOUSETRAP 5054 (32-19-1)      2  3  0         WASTELAND            
LA TOUR 8525 (49-56-0)                 1  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDIRU 9624 (27-10-0)                14  2  1         STREET PIZZA         
DIRT BATH 6468 (14-3-1)                4  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
LIMERICK 1130 (27-12-0)                1  3  0         RYAN'S HENCHMEN      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PETZ 9803 (9-4-1)                      1  3  0         CHAOTIC DREAM        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHATAMONSTER 9846 (9-6-1)              7  3  0         CHAMPIONS            
ACHERON 9774 (12-9-0)                  6  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
EXTRADONAIRE 9847 (8-7-4)              6  3  0         CHAMPIONS            
DEAD BOB 9788 (12-8-0)                 3  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
WILD WANDA 9787 (9-10-1)               3  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
HOLLY 9873 (10-4-0)                    2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   
ZIZANE 9322 (3-2-0)                    2  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MESHACH 9531 (12-8-1)                  3  3  0         SHEPHERDS            
ELRON THE BOLD 9880 (6-7-1)            2  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
SEE THE STARS 9900 (5-4-0)             1  3  0         CHAMPIONS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRUSK 9906 (5-3-0)                     6  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
PHESA'S SHADE 9904 (4-4-0)             2  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
SHIV SQUIRREL 9938 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         FURRY FURY           
BIG PIMPIN' IMP 9910 (6-4-0)           1  3  0         THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD  
CHARON 9913 (4-4-1)                    1  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOATSWAIN 9958 (3-1-0)                 4  3  0         SEA DOGS             
DELION 9961 (3-1-0)                    2  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
SACRAMENT 6519 (1-0-0)                 2  3  0         TINDALOS HOUNDS      
SHATTERGLASS 6781 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         TINDALOS HOUNDS      
BUTCHER 9954 (4-0-0)                   1  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   
SALLOW 6518 (1-0-0)                    1  3  0         TINDALOS HOUNDS      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AULENDIL 9034 (0-0-0)                  6  3  0         THE ABHORRED         
MS PAYNE 9965 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         CHAINED GIANTS       
STOFORODRICK 9925 (0-0-0)              4  3  1         PHILANTHROPISTS      
DEMENTIA 9978 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN II   

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOLSBURY HILL 8558 (37-52-6)           3  3  0         STREET PIZZA         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SMELL CAREFULLY 8889 (46-89-2)         0  3  0         STREET PIZZA         

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GALLOPING GHOST 7931 (20-14-2)         0  3  0         THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD  
MESHUGGAH MUMMY 8942 (17-13-0)         0  3  0         THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD  

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KETUMAIE 7525 (15-17-1)                0  3  0         PENTARCHIE-18        
SALLANCHE 8925 (13-4-1)                0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   
SHADERUNNER 6497 (15-9-1)              0  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KILL KITTEN 6843 (9-2-1)               1  3  0         ARDUIN GRIMOIRE      

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
I B BAD 9899 (5-4-0)                   1  3  0         CHAMPIONS            
ZED DARKSTONE 9809 (7-8-2)             1  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
BAD JU JU 5189 (9-8-0)                 0  3  0         KRANK                

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LITTLE MOKELE 2 9946 (3-0-0)           3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 6N   

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEM BONES 9953 (1-3-0)                 0  3  0         GHOST RIDERS TOO     
DETROIT DEVIL 9956 (2-2-0)             0  3  0         THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD  
SMOKE 6471 (1-1-0)                     0  3  0         TINDALOS HOUNDS      

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STARLYNA 9979 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         SKI-BUM 18           
BLACK WIGHT 9974 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD  
MESMERIZE 9970 (0-0-0)                 0  3  0         CHAMPIONS