DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2005    Duedate: 01/18/2005

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MINOS
SONS OF SATAN (20)
(21-5805) [14-7-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MINOS                          DEVIL MOUSE
SONS OF SATAN (20)             DELARQUAN TERRORISTS (514)
(21-5805) [14-7-1,136]         (21-5965) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUGO BELOSKI                   SUIGENERIS
SWORD OPERA (323)              TROOPERS (271)
(21-5566) [16-28-2,78]         (21-5545) [8-3-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TROOPERS (271)              38
2. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         34      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. CARNAGE CANARIES (147)      26      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         25
5. SONS OF SATAN (20)          23DELARQUAN TERRORISTS (514)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    78  45  2 63.4   1/ 2 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 MEOW MIX (466)            84  49  1 63.2   2/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 3/ 3 SONS OF SATAN (20)       286 250 34 53.4   3/ 4 SONS OF SATAN (20)        8  6 0
 4/ 4 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      379 337 35 52.9   4/ 3 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    6  6 1
 5/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)   143 128 12 52.8   5/ 7 TROOPERS (271)            6  8 1
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      207 188  4 52.4   6/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 7- 7 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       33  30  5 52.4   7/ 5 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)    5  5 0
 8- 8 NASTY MOB (456)           79  74  6 51.6   8/ 8 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)       3  0 0
 9/ 9 FEVER PITCH (253)        144 141  4 50.5   9/ 9 OUTSIDERS (468)           3  2 0
10/11 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)      105 105  8 50.0  10-12 KANO CLAN (106)           2  1 0
11/ 0*DELARQUAN TERRORIS (514)   1   1  0 50.0  11/14 MEOW MIX (466)            2  1 0
12/10 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       29  30  0 49.2  12-10 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       2  3 0
13/12 TROOPERS (271)           108 123 17 46.8  13/ 0*DELARQUAN TERRORIS (514)  1  1 0
14/13 OUTSIDERS (468)           25  29  5 46.3  14/13 FEVER PITCH (253)         1  2 0
15/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        429 630 16 40.5  15/15 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16-15 KANO CLAN (106)          140 219  8 39.0  16-11 NASTY MOB (456)           1  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): GOOEYDUCK of LAB EXPERIMENTS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): YELLOW PIKE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): KURT RAMBIS of PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): GOKU of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): CYCLONE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): MINOS of SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): TIMBER LION of WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOB, ETERNAL, of SANDS OF TIME (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): HOMEY CIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): BOZO of CLOWNING AROUND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): SPIDER-MAN of WENSINWASIN M.H. (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): BUS of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): ORPHAN of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): TUM of FROM THE FACE from TALCAMA (Shocking Toad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 512): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 397): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 513): PURPLE AND GOLD (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 512): JOHNS (Dear, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 513): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 508): TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 COSMOWORLD (turn 472): WOLFCATS (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 463): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 202): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 449): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 398): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 189): KATHOUSE (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 348): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 154): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 391): ODD SQUAD, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 517): DEWEY of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
                          FROSTY of THE NUKES (Fusion, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 512): EXCURSION of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
                           GROTESQUE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                           SYNDICATE of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 516): THIRD OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 507): GRACIE of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
                           LUNELLE of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 499): MARY of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 498): GINA TAILIA of FEVER PITCH (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 462): KORRIBIE of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 201): LAHRS ENNY of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
                               ANGELOST of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 397): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 188): CERISA of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 177): SVAD BONEGRIN of DAMAGE INC. (Tripwire, mgr.)
                          SLIPPERY NIPPLE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
                          FLAMING DRAMBUIE of HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 176): PLAGUEBEARER of SHADOWLAND (DeGotti, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Sunset!

A new year dawns with me, once again, holding the Duelmaster's throne.  Didn't even
have to work up a sweat this turn--a couple quick swacks with a scimitar and down
goes The Hippy.  All the better to get back to the bar and start the celebration
early!!  Too bad all the beer appears to have left town with Real Beer!  Oh well,
pull out the hard liquor--I ain't afraid of no hangover!

A couple random challenges this time. I wasn't too particular. If I am here again
next turn I am betting that my number will be called and I'll be off to Darkholm.

-- Minos --

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SUNSET games.  Fortune did not smile upon NASTY MOB 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 16th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week MEOW MIX went 0-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note 
the 3-1-1 record which TROOPERS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such 
a record will draw challengers!  ASYLUM caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested TOAD LICKER and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PRIME SLIME put down DAZEY, 
causing her to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on I SEE SOUNDS as it bore arms against the TV 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster MINOS.  Not for nothing has MINOS in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  SUNSET, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is TROOPERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of CARNAGE CANARIES last week.  Busy avoiding TROOPERS?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SUIGENERIS take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in SUNSET.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that ICON posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized ACE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ICON was bested by ACE.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of MORRIS, veteran of many duels.  6-7-0 
final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Fate is a fickle 
mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINOS 5805                   14   7  1   136       SONS OF SATAN (20)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. CANARY 5766               18  14  0   115       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 RONALD REAGAN 1588           18  17  0   112       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 ASYLUM 5786                  12   9  1   107       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 ANIMATE TOFU 5454            10   2  0   105       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 HORNS 5770                   10   8  0    95       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 DRANE 5833                   20   4  0    94       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 I SEE SOUNDS 5704            15  12  1    92       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-THE HIPPY 5701               12   7  0    92       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BLAK MASK 5935                9   4  0    92       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PRIME SLIME 5522              8   5  0    91       TROOPERS (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISON BEAK 5827             14  12  0    89       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 SUIGENERIS 5545               8   3  1    86       TROOPERS (271)
-PISCES INCARNATE 4919         7   0  2    86       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 BLEVINS 5900                 11   8  0    85       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SKYDANCER 5834               15  10  0    81       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             18   8  0    80       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LUGO BELOSKI 5566            16  28  2    78       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902       8   9  1    73       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 DAZEY 5904                   10   7  0    71       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCISION 5911                 7   4  1    60       OUTSIDERS (468)
-OL' BLUE 5957                 4   2  0    59       NASTY MOB (456)
 ACE 5732                     10  27  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNK MOOSE 5451              8   9  2    53       TROOPERS (271)
-METARU YONA 5350              7  18  0    53       KANO CLAN (106)
 DJININSKI 5953                6   6  0    51       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MOMORO WA 5514               10   3  0    50       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           6   3  0    50       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-MINAMI KAZE 5164              9  17  1    46       KANO CLAN (106)
-BRAND 5322                    5   7  0    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
 HOODLUM 5533                  8   5  0    39       TROOPERS (271)
-ASHANDAR 5694                 2   0  0    34       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICON 5982                     3   1  0    33       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             3   0  0    33       MEOW MIX (466)
 TERRE HAUTE 4522              8   4  0    32       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 JOHN DARLING 5932             6   8  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 POWER THRUSTER 5914           3   7  1    24       OUTSIDERS (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 5480                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (253)
 EVOLUTION THEORY 5958         4   1  0    23       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALACODA 5981                 3   0  0    22       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713               5   5  0    20       KANO CLAN (106)
-FLESH GORDON 5513             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (253)
-THE KITTEN 5948               1   1  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
 RAZOR BEAK 5983               3   0  0    19       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712              5   2  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 DUCKBERT 5970                 4   3  1    16       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ALEXANDER THE GR8 5064        2   1  1    16       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
 DEVIL MOUSE 5965              1   0  0    16       DELARQUAN TERRORISTS (514)
 LILLIAN LUST 5954             2   6  0    14       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         1   1  1    14       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-GYE LO KAT 5695               1   1  0    14       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-LUCY 4523                     2   1  0    13       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-RIPPER OF DEATH 5366          1   2  0     9       SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
-NEVER 5633                    1   3  0     6       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 CRAZY CANARY 5976             0   4  0     6       CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
 EVULSION 6007                 1   1  0     4       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-PSYCHOPATH 5980               0   3  0     3       NASTY MOB (456)
-KHORAG 5995                   0   1  0     1       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TAN SOLIAN 5696        0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRE 376     DUCKBERT 5970         496 REVENGED
POS 5967               0  1 0 DELARQUAN TERRORI 514 STONE GOLEM 413       499 NONE    
MORRIS 5835            6  7 0 MEOW MIX 466          DRUNK MOOSE 5451      499         
TWINE 4524             1  2 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408     THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984 498         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kano Clan -- Why do you even bother to write personals for this arena?  You are never
consistent with your play; you play a turn miss three etc..., to my knowledge you
have never ran a full squad, and when you do, on the rare occasion play, you lose.
You are way out of your league in this arena and with your enormous mouth attracting
even more attention to yourself you stand little to no chance to ever compete.  So in
short, for your own benefit, you should shut your trap and behave like you have a
little decency and maturity.  I know it'll be a stretch for you, but humor us. --
Ultraist

Psychopath -- Much like all the rest of your manager's warriors, unless you have a
massive FE advantage you guys are pushovers.  IMO, the entire Papa Bear franchise is
overrated. -- Evulsion

Damion -- Congrats on the throne!  It indeed has been a long while since an S.o.S.
warrior sat there. -- Ultraist

Drunk Moose -- Dazey was right about you, I think I'm in love! -- a giggling
Skydancer

I See Sounds -- I suddenly see why you say you see sounds.  Is it the sea you see?
Cause we're on an Island, you know.  Remind me to avoid you more. -- Drane

Wow, most avoided team, Blak Mask doesn't even get his TV challenge, and we fight
three stand-ins??  Come on, guys, we don't have the cooties, honest! -- Grim Fandango

Minos -- Thanks for favoring us with a column, keep up the diligence! -- GF

Ronny Reagan -- Rankings, shmankings, we all know who your daddy is.  I'll prove it
again if need be. -- Drane
P.S.  Your trickle-down theory sucked!

Lord Protector Gina Tailia -- Congrats on your invite, always nice to see a piker
make it out with some success! -- Stik and GF

Stik -- Thanks for noticing. -- TV Minos

Simon Cowell -- And stay dead! -- Damion

Incision -- (muttered curses) -- Ace

Incision -- For an outsider, you got inside Ace rather quickly.  Good work! -- Madame
Butterfly
P.S.  He misread your name, you know.  He thought you were In-DE-cision.  Ha!

Lilian Lust -- Ha!  You thought you could LURE me, but I am a Duck, and the flesh of
mammals has no attraction for me. -- Duckbert
P.S.  Well, I take that back.  I and some fellow Ducks are working on a recipe for
Long Pig with Lemon and Thyme....

Evolution Theory -- Polish up that pride, woman!  Nothing wrong with your theory that
a complete overhaul wouldn't fix. -- Djininski
P.S.  I was just covering you with sand to...ah, hide the evidence, ah, your torn
clothes, you know.  There was too much showing.

Icon -- I really regret losing that, not so much for the effect on my record, but I
wanted to call myself an iconoclast.  Well, maybe another time. -- John Darling

Gina Tailia -- You're a fine figure of a woman, ma'am.  I was, I fear, too busy
admiring the scenery to teach as I should. -- Lugo Beloski

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MINOS vanquished I SEE SOUNDS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BLAK MASK was outlasted by RONALD REAGAN in a crowd pleasing 9 minute Challenge duel.
BLEVINS was bested by ANIMATE TOFU in a 3 minute brutal veteran's Challenge fight.
DRANE unbelievably bested SUIGENERIS in a popular 7 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
SKYDANCER overpowered LUGO BELOSKI in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ICON was unbelievably bested by ACE in a action packed 4 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LILLIAN LUST lost to JOHN DARLING in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TOAD LICKER was overpowered by ASYLUM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GINA TAILIA was overcome by C. CANARY in a exciting 2 minute veteran's bout.
PLAGUE OF FEATHERS was demolished by HORNS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
POISON BEAK devastated INCISION in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
PRIME SLIME devastated DAZEY in a crowd pleasing 5 minute mismatched bout.
SUGAR MAGNOLIA overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRUNK MOOSE delivered the death blow upon MORRIS in a action packed 1 minute duel.
TERRE HAUTE was overpowered by DJININSKI in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HOODLUM devastated DUCKBERT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
POWER THRUSTER subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
EVOLUTION THEORY overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CRAZY CANARY was unbelievably bested by MALACODA in a 4 minute novice's bout.
EVULSION was overpowered by DEVIL MOUSE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
RAZOR BEAK overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  27 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  26 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  68 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -  13 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  7         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MINOS 5805                 14   7  1  136 SONS OF SATAN (20)
STRIKING ATTACK  C. CANARY 5766             18  14  0  115 CARNAGE CANARIES (147)
TOTAL PARRY      RONALD REAGAN 1588         18  17  0  112 SONS OF SATAN (20)
WALL OF STEEL    ANIMATE TOFU 5454          10   2  0  105 SCRAGITARIOUS (377)
AIMED BLOW       HORNS 5770                 10   8  0   95 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLAK MASK 5935              9   4  0   92 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-STRIKE     DAZEY 5904                 10   7  0   71 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUGO BELOSKI 5566.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUIGENERIS 5545.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAK MASK 5935, 
DAZEY 5904, ICON 5982, C. CANARY 5766, CRAZY CANARY 5976, BLEVINS 5900, PRIME SLIME 
5522, RONALD REAGAN 1588, ANIMATE TOFU 5454, and SKYDANCER 5834.

The least popular fighter this week was POS 5967.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAZOR BEAK 5983, EVULSION 6007, MALACODA 5981, DUCKBERT 5970, TERRE 
HAUTE 4522, INCISION 5911, PLAGUE OF FEATHERS 5902, TOAD LICKER 5830, LILLIAN LUST 
5954, and EVOLUTION THEORY 5958.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MINOS (21-5805) SONS OF SATAN (20)
I SEE SOUNDS (21-5704) COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)

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

GINA TAILIA (21-4817) FEVER PITCH (253)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes