DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2012    Duedate: 03/07/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-681

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONKEY HOTAY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5187) [9-0-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONKEY HOTAY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5187) [9-0-1,98]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WATER WORKS                    TAMBONE
MONOPOLY (430)                 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
(19-5265) [10-13-0,65]         (19-5347) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAIDINS (447)               32
2. BOWLDERS (448)              14      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         11      Unchartered Team
4. MONOPOLY (430)               9
5. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     8      GAIDINS (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MOM'S STUFF (444)         17   4  3 81.0   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 2/ 3*GAIDINS (447)             11   4  1 73.3   2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            6  5 0
 3/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       69  35  4 66.3   3/ 4*GAIDINS (447)             5  0 0
 4/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  54  37  1 59.3   4/ 3 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  4 1
 5- 5*GOD'S SON (443)            1   1  0 50.0   5/ 6 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 MONOPOLY (430)           112 124  8 47.5   6- 5*MOM'S STUFF (444)         2  0 1
 7/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 677 790 21 46.1   7- 7*GOD'S SON (443)           1  1 0
 8/ 8*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       1   8  0 11.1   8/ 8*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      1  8 0
 9/ 0*BOWLDERS (448)             0   3  0  0.0   9/ 0*BOWLDERS (448)            0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): BEARFOOT of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     If the Venomous Concubine had consulted her horoscope, planted in the proper
moon phase, and then been prepared to WAIT until the cycles coincided, she would have
found her life much better and her reputation considerably sweeter.  Ah, well, her
loss is my gain.

                                  Farmers Alamanc

P.S.  Little damage, 11-9-5-15-17-12-15, ex rip, att, adex def, dec, WF, mod/low,
response tactic.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUWAYZA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DRAGO win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DRAGO 
beat TAMBONE and TAMBONE lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, ZUWAYZA may be getting bland, as FARMERS ALMANAC stays top dog in 
the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, ZUWAYZA?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MAN OR BEAST?, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was BASH BRO HOUSEMATE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MISSOURI 
WILDLIFE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans. 
I notice DONKEY HOTAY challenging down 23 points to fight MISSOURI WILDLIFE, MAN OR 
BEAST? doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And golly gee, 
DONKEY HOTAY won victory over MISSOURI WILDLIFE.  Aren't we all surprised and 
impressed?  And we have DONT PAY RENT in a challenge, going down 10 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought DONT PAY RENT showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame DRAGON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUWAYZA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187             9   0  1    98       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       16  11  0    65       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 WATER WORKS 5265             10  13  0    65       MONOPOLY (430)
 TAXES DUE 5295                9   5  1    57       MONOPOLY (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               5   9  0    37       MONOPOLY (430)
-OUT HOUSE 5308                4   2  0    36       MOM'S STUFF (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL HALSEY 5329              3   1  1    33       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            3   0  0    33       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               8   7  0    31       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-COAL STOVE 5307               2   1  0    28       MOM'S STUFF (444)
-EASTER BONNET 5304            5   1  1    26       MOM'S STUFF (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T'AI-KU 5324                  3   0  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGO 5325                    2   1  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
 VANDAL 5323                   2   1  0    19       GAIDINS (447)
 XIRIUS 5327                   2   1  1    17       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGON 5311                   2   7  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 KRUSH 5326                    2   1  0    13       GAIDINS (447)
-BRAVEHEART 5290               1   0  0    11       GOD'S SON (443)
 TAMBONE 5347                  1   1  0     9       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 TRICKSTER 5345                0   2  0     2       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 RALPH 5333                    0   1  0     1       BOWLDERS (448)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      0   1  0     1       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOOM 5331               0  1 0 BOWLDERS 448         STONE GOLEM           681  NONE
FULL 5332               0  1 0 BOWLDERS 448         SPYMASTER             681  NONE
DEAD BEAST 5350         0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    NOACHIAN              681  NONE
MR MONEY BAGS 5294      5  7 1 MONOPOLY 430         BULL HALSEY 5329      680   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dragon -- Are Dragons real?  Or only fiction in magazines and books? -- Don't Pay
Rent

Assurnasirbanipal -- Well, if you have bad housemates, you just have to apply your
dueling strategy and bash them.  Bash 'em good! -- Jorja

Assur -- Alas, I have not seen an actual issue of the Dragon Magazine in many years.
So I've no idea what's in there. -- Jorja

Donkey Hotay -- You are wilder life than I expected.  I think I'd better send you
down to the deep Ozarks.  The good ole boys down there will shoot ANYTHING.  And eat
it, too. -- Missouri Wildlife

Dont Pay Rent -- Looks like I'll have to send a Thief after you, then. -- Dragon

I bet you didn't know the Khalhums Dwarf could be THAT small.  He'll revert, of
course, because bannishing the mass involved would have been more trouble than it
would be worth. -- Magic Today
P.S.  As it is, I expect him to basically explode, maybe... around midnight tonight.

Water Works in Tears!  Even Hardened Reporters Softened!  Cover-Up in Progress! --
News-Optic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOOM was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FULL was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DEAD BEAST was easily killed by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DONKEY HOTAY overpowered MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
DONT PAY RENT overpowered DRAGON in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
FARMERS ALMANAC vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
WATER WORKS overpowered NEWS-OPTIC in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TAXES DUE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
BALTIC AVE lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
VANDAL won victory over RALPH in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
T'AI-KU defeated TRICKSTER in a 1 minute novice's fight.
DRAGO viciously subdued TAMBONE in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
KRUSH demolished ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
XIRIUS devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  29 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 681 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187           9   0  1   98 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     16  11  0   65 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAXES DUE 5295              9   5  1   57 MONOPOLY (430)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WATER WORKS 5265.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TAMBONE 5347.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONKEY HOTAY 5187, 
DONT PAY RENT 5259, TAXES DUE 5295, DRAGO 5325, BOOM 5331, WATER WORKS 5265, BALTIC 
AVE 5271, VANDAL 5323, FULL 5332, and RALPH 5333.

The least popular fighter this week was ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were NEWS-OPTIC 5285, DRAGON 5311, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, 
DEAD BEAST 5350, XIRIUS 5327, KRUSH 5326, TRICKSTER 5345, T'AI-KU 5324, RALPH 5333, 
and FULL 5332.

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

FARMERS ALMANAC (19-5239) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

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

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes