DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/14/2012    Duedate: 06/27/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-689

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULL HALSEY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5329) [8-1-2,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL HALSEY                    GRAVITRON
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-5329) [8-1-2,95]           (19-5369) [4-0-1,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISSOURI WILDLIFE              HUGS-N-KISSES
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-5256) [18-17-0,81]         (19-5367) [3-1-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  21
2. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)     19      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)        18      Unchartered Team
4. VISIONS V2 (452)            16
5. SEINFELD (388)              12      THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       77  37  5 67.5   1/ 1*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   7  7 0
 2/ 5 SEINFELD (388)            14   9  1 60.9   2/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 3- 2*GAIDINS (447)             20  13  2 60.6   3/ 4*VISIONS V2 (452)          6  9 0
 4- 4 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      163 110  7 59.7   4/ 3 SEINFELD (388)            5  1 0
 5/ 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  59  40  1 59.6   5/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  1 0
 6/ 6*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   10   9  1 52.6   6/ 5 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
 7- 7 MONOPOLY (430)           124 129  9 49.0   7/11 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      2  2 0
 8/ 9 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      11  12  1 47.8   8- 9*GAIDINS (447)             1  0 0
 9/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 688 819 21 45.7   9- 8 MONOPOLY (430)            1  1 0
10/10*VISIONS V2 (452)           6   9  0 40.0  10-10*FURRY FURY (450)          1  2 0
11-11*FURRY FURY (450)           1   2  0 33.3  11- 6 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       1  3 1
12-12*BLADES OF ICE (439)        1   4  0 20.0  12-12*BLADES OF ICE (439)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        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 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): HALF PAST PI of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): HAROUN SHADDAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 695): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Admiral Halsey here.

At 0800 it came to my attention that the USS Missouri went rogue and turned against
US interests.

I received notification from the submarine screen that the Missouri was under way and
heading toward Pearl Harbor.  Determining an intercept course, I directed the
Enterprise to launch torpedo bombers and send a squadron of destroyers to intercept
Missouri.

By 1500 the first planes arrived over Missouri and engaged the enemy.  She took
several torpedos amidship and began to move in an erratic fashion.  When the
destroyers arrived they were able launch additional shots.

In short order the Missouri was destroyed and I began seeking another target.

That is all.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUWAYZA to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but CUNNING RUNTS 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS like really fought hard to move 
up to 2nd from 7th.  Way to go!  MVP award for MISSOURI WILDLIFE?  THE MAGNIFICENT 
MAGS' proud of him after beating DONT PAY RENT and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  DONT PAY RENT got smashed by MISSOURI WILDLIFE, and lost 9 points!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  BULL HALSEY stopped M. CHARDINEE 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 MAN OR BEAST? 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 THE MOTHERSHIP CC?  MAN OR BEAST?, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Can THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' MISSOURI 
WILDLIFE be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL HALSEY 5329              8   1  2    95       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONKEY HOTAY 5187            10   0  1   104       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       18  17  0    81       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 UNCLE LEO 4718                5   1  1    68       SEINFELD (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            8   3  0    66       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 COSMO 4498                    8   2  0    65       SEINFELD (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT REICH 5330             3   0  1    56       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-NAPOLEON 5200                 8   9  0    37       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 TAMBONE 5347                  7   3  1    37       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 GRAVITRON 5369                4   0  1    36       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          3   1  0    35       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VANDAL 5323                   5   2  0    33       GAIDINS (447)
 POCKET NEWS 5364              4   2  0    28       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-DRAGO 5325                    4   3  1    26       GAIDINS (447)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            3   1  0    26       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON 5311                   3  14  0    23       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GARRET 5375                   2   1  0    23       VISIONS V2 (452)
-T'AI-KU 5324                  4   3  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
-KRUSH 5326                    3   3  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
-CRIMSON BUNNY 5360            1   0  0    17       FURRY FURY (450)
 GOOSE GOSSAGE 5362            2   1  0    16       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 AARP! 5354                    2   6  0    15       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      2   7  0    14       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DAB1 5374                     2   1  0    12       VISIONS V2 (452)
-BELLA DONNA 5363              1   0  0    12       GAIDINS (447)
-BLADE 5234                    1   0  0    11       BLADES OF ICE (439)
 DIAMOND 5381                  1   0  0     8       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
-SLAYER 5235                   0   1  0     7       BLADES OF ICE (439)
 DAB2 5371                     1   2  0     5       VISIONS V2 (452)
 KELVIN 5373                   1   2  0     5       VISIONS V2 (452)
 LORTO 5372                    0   3  0     3       VISIONS V2 (452)
 BROKEN HALO 5382              0   1  0     1       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRICKSTER 5345          3  4 0 JESSIE'S SPUDS 449   BULL HALSEY 5329      686   
BALTIC AVE 5271         8 11 1 MONOPOLY 430         UNCLE LEO 4718        686   
TAXES DUE 5295         12  8 1 MONOPOLY 430         ROBERT REICH 5330     687   
BLAH 5389               0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP C 451 BANDIT PRINCE         689  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tambone -- I hail from a land that exacts justice in accordance with the tribal
customs of Lex Talionis (the law of revenge; akin to an eye for an eye, etc.).  By my
account, you killed my teammate, Xirius, then bested Krush, T'ai-Ku, and Drago in
their attempts to settle.  You're a tough Ratani warrioress, I'll give you that!
Nevertheless, I'm not on my native Lirith-Kai soil, and my manager tells me it is
finished (by arena standards).  Oh well, when in Zuwayza, do as the Zuwayzans do. --
Vandal

Bull Halsey -- Glad to have you speak. -- Jorja and the Mags

Pork Chop Golem -- I don't understand that at all.  I can eat pork!  I can eat whole
pigs!  So why did a mere chop give me such indigestion? -- Dragon

Hugs-N-Kisses -- I recoil in horror and disgust at the very IDEA of (shudder) love
potions!  No!  I will not lower myself to that depth. -- Alchemist's Monthly
P.S.  Though I hear they are uniformly profitable....

Bull Halsey -- Better than a bull moose, I suppose.  Especially since the meese don't
do well down here.  Not cold enough in the winter, although, I, personally, find it
gets cold enough for ME in the winter. -- Missouri Wildlife

Handicapper Exposed in Betting Scandal!  "Nothing Wrong with Uneven Matches," he
says!  Inside story on page 3. -- Pocket News

Lorto -- You're too young for me. -- AARP!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DONT PAY RENT was bested by MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
GOOSE GOSSAGE was handily defeated by TAMBONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRAVITRON vanquished DRAGON in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
HUGS-N-KISSES defeated AARP! in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
BULL HALSEY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
COSMO devastated PORK CHOP GOLEM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UNCLE LEO handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY unbelievably bested LORTO in a 4 minute duel.
POCKET NEWS vanquished KELVIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DAB2 lost to DIAMOND in a 2 minute novice's duel.
DAB1 defeated BROKEN HALO in a 1 minute beginner's match.
GARRET beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        40 -  16 -  3      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  2      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  23 -  1      28  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  15 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 689 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL HALSEY 5329            8   1  2   95 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     18  17  0   81 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       UNCLE LEO 4718              5   1  1   68 SEINFELD (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAVITRON 5369              4   0  1   36 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HUGS-N-KISSES 5367.  The ten other most popular fighters were AARP! 
5354, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, GRAVITRON 5369, LORTO 5372, 
DIAMOND 5381, GARRET 5375, DONT PAY RENT 5259, BULL HALSEY 5329, and POCKET NEWS 
5364.

The least popular fighter this week was KELVIN 5373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, DRAGON 5311, GOOSE GOSSAGE 5362, BLAH 5389, 
BROKEN HALO 5382, UNCLE LEO 4718, COSMO 4498, TAMBONE 5347, DAB1 5374, and DAB2 5371.