DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2006    Duedate: 04/25/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STELLA ARTOIS
REAL BEER (424)
(21-5560) [13-5-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STELLA ARTOIS                  CHANDLER
REAL BEER (424)                LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-5560) [13-5-0,120]         (21-6206) [6-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DJININSKI                      SHERWOOD
SWORD OPERA (323)              LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-5953) [18-27-0,109]        (21-6208) [4-4-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LAKOTA (362)                37
2. W.H.E.T.T. (541)            37      REAL BEER (424)
3. SWORD OPERA (323)           31      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         24
5. EQUITES VIRTUS (535)        21      W.H.E.T.T. (541)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 REAL BEER (424)          116  61  8 65.5   1/ 2 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)     11  4 4
 2- 2 D.R.I. (536)              38  22  5 63.3   2/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  5 1
 3- 3 MEOW MIX (466)            86  51  1 62.8   3/ 7*W.H.E.T.T. (541)          8  7 1
 4/ 5 LAKOTA (362)             222 174 12 56.1   4/ 3*LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 2
 5/ 4 MUSCLE MEN (511)          21  17  0 55.3   5/ 5 LAKOTA (362)              6  3 1
 6/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      298 255  7 53.9   6/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 1
 7/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      406 354 37 53.4   7/11 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
 8/14*W.H.E.T.T. (541)           8   7  1 53.3   8/ 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       3  5 0
 9- 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)       332 320 40 50.9   9- 4 D.R.I. (536)              3  7 0
10/ 6*LITERATE LOONS (538)      20  20  3 50.0  10/12 REAL BEER (424)           2  2 0
11/10 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      31  32  5 49.2  11/10 MUSCLE MEN (511)          1  2 0
12-11 NASTY MOB (456)           97 109  7 47.1  12-13 NASTY MOB (456)           1  5 0
13/12 KANO CLAN (106)          164 238 10 40.8  13- 9 SONS OF SATAN (20)        0  4 0
14/13 SWORD OPERA (323)        496 726 20 40.6  14-14 MEOW MIX (466)            0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                  THE HALL OF FAME

     Quicksilver stood motionless, staring at the crates that had arrived earlier
that morning.  He had planned on them arriving a week later, but apparently, the
artisans were more skilled than he gave them credit for because here they were.
     Soon he would have them opened and moved to the display area for the entire
world to admire.  He had originally only planned for four busts to be created, but
Ultraist had suggested that six warriors, two managers, and five teams be enshrined.
Consequently, every year from this point, four more warriors, two managers and four
teams to be added if warranted.
     Quicksilver picked up the parchment that Ultraist had left for him detailing the
inductees.  It was the who's who of Sunset over the years.  He smiled as he read
through the list, some names instantly brought a smile across his face, some a
shudder as he remembered the fear they had struck in him during his gladiator days.
     He laid the list back down on the table, slipped his shirt off and began the
long laborious task of opening each crate.

The Inaugural Inductees of the Sunset Hall of Fame:
WARRIORS:
1>  EVE of ROBOTECH FORCE (mgr. Master of Anime)
    Eve is arguably the greatest warrior from Sunset, probably undisputed as such in
    the early days of the arena.  She was the second warrior to reach the coveted
    13-0 mark, which was the city's record at the time, and she represented Sunset on
    the Isle of the Eye as one of our city's best.  Eve Fought using the Parry Strike
    Style.
2>  GRUUMSH of SONS OF SATAN (mgr. Damion)
    Gruumsh was the most feared warrior of his era, bar none.  He graduated from
    Sunset with a monstrous record of 29-4-5 (if memory serves).  His list of victims
    included former Duelmaster, Tally Wacker of The Light Bringers, whom Gruumsh slew
    on the throne.  If there is one warrior who summarizes Sunset, The Arena of
    Death, it is Gruumsh.  Gruumsh was a Lunger.
3>  ASHITARI of RISING SUN (mgr. Master Po)
    Ashitari was Sunset's first Duelmaster.  Unfortunately he fell in battle a short
    time after this feat.  Ashitari was a Parry Strike.
4>  IKANAI of RISING SUN (mgr. Master Po)
    Ikanai was the first warrior to set the 13-0 mark and he was also the guy who
    stopped Eve from beating that mark.  Damion (the warrior) of Sons of Satan slew
    Ikanai.  Ikani was a Parry Strike.
5>  LORD THRASH of SCARRED VISAGE (mgr. name unknown)
    Lord Thrash was one of the most dominant warriors of his era.  He graduated to
    the Isle on turn 50, with a record of 35-15.  Lord Thrash was a Striker.
6>  KING CRAB of DOSADI PREP (mgr. Doctor Victor Origin)
    If Sunset has a flagship warrior, King Crab is it.  He has won multiple
    tournament championships and other awards on the Isle of the Eye.  King Crab
    still fights to this day.  He has passed through many manager's hands but
    currently serves Spectre.  King Crab is a Parry Lunge fighter.
TEAMS
1>  SONS OF SATAN mgr. Damion
    Without a doubt, the most feared team ever in Sunset.  This team has produced
    more local legends than any other and is still doing it today.  Sons of Satan
    started on turn 1.
2>  SCARRED VISAGE mgr. Unknown
    In the old days, the top team fought for free.  Back then there was only one set
    of rankings and every turn only one team that sat atop that list, Scarred Visage.
3>  LEGENDS OF ANIME/ROBOTECH FORCE mgr. Master of Anime
    Legends of Anime began on turn 1 producing local legends.  This team also
    dominated on the Isle of the Eye and was a force in Primus.
4>  HACKERS INC., mgr. Al-Slap
    If Sons of Satan was the most feared team, Hackers Inc., with their huge body
    count, was a close second.
5>  THE MAGNIFICENT 5/BLACKEST PRIDE mgr. Ultraist
    For the first ten years of this team's existence, it floundered in mediocrity, at
    one point struggling to stay above the 35% area.  However, over the last ten
    years Blackest Pride has been arguably the most dominant team in the arena,
    consistently producing more graduates, tournament victors, and tournament
    champions than any other local team.
MANAGERS
     This is the heart of the Sunset Hall of Fame.  The managers enshrined here are
individuals who helped shape the perception of The Arena of Death.

DAMION mgr. SONS OF SATAN
     This was a no brainer.  Damion manages one of the most respected teams in the
history of Sunset and is one of the primary reasons Sunset became known as the Arena
of Death!  Notable warriors; Gruumsh, Damion, and numerous others.
MASTER OF ANIME mgr. LEGENDS OF ANIME/ROBOTECH FORCE and ANIME LEGENDS
     The Master of Anime was one of Sunset's early tournament masters.  His Legends
of Anime team disbanded around turn 40, he returned 10-15 turns later with his Anime
Legends team who dominated the arena until about twelve years ago, when the Master of
Anime retired.  It should be noted that if he had stayed active, his team was on pace
to be the first team in ALL of Alastari to reach 100 kills.

**If you would like to nominate teams, warriors, or managers for induction please do
so in the newsletter before October 2006.  A yet unnamed committee will decide all
future inductees.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WOOD CHUCK of EAGER BEAVERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): HOT AIR DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 425): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 550): GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 546): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 549): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 546): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 541): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 532): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 505): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 495): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 219): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 380): LEGION OF LEGEND (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 424): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 544): NORLE PARTH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 531): ODDLY SHAPED BOOB of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 504): OLIVE OYL of OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 494): GROUCHO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Sunset,

     Nice first turn back!  I get the throne handed to me by virtue of defeating a
whelp.  Chin up Scythe, you didn't look "that" bad....
     I'll leave my challenges empty, so anyone who wants the throne has but to
challenge me.

Asylum,
Iron Council

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SUNSET games.  Former top team GRIM FANDANGO was 
unseated this week as EQUITES VIRTUS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-3-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon D.R.I. this time out 
who this turn suffered a fall into 9th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
W.H.E.T.T. went 4-1-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-1 
record which LAKOTA managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  TUSK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested DUCKBERT and was awarded 46 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, CALPURNIA put down SCYTHE, causing him to lose 22 
points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as STELLA ARTOIS boldly challenged ASYLUM in order to strive for the 
Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
STELLA ARTOIS, Duelmaster of SUNSET!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SUNSET "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  D.R.I. is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding D.R.I..  Indeed it was KANO CLAN.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
VERGIL.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, 
it seems that ROMULAN posted a challenge against the more highly recognized VERGIL.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ROMULAN was bested by VERGIL.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week DUCKBERT, at 22-18-3, 
departed SUNSET forever.  BUKOWSKI must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in 
the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by WOODY HAYES of W.H.E.T.T..  Hail WOODY 
HAYES for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One 
thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in SUNSET as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560           13   5  0   120       REAL BEER (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            17   9  0   142       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   13   5  2   120       REAL BEER (424)
 TUSK 6095                    14   8  2   119       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 DJININSKI 5953               18  27  0   109       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALPURNIA 6173                7   5  1    85       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922         11   7  0    84       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-LILLIAN LUST 5954            12  20  3    71       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BONEDUST 6098                12   9  0    70       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAGANOMICS 6182              8   4  1    63       D.R.I. (536)
 SCYTHE 6185                  10   4  0    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184        8   4  1    61       D.R.I. (536)
 MOMORO WA 5514               16   7  0    60       KANO CLAN (106)
 WEST WIND 5125                7   1  1    57       LAKOTA (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOEGARDEN 5554                7  13  0    51       REAL BEER (424)
-AZRAEL 6076                   8  10  0    50       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             4   0  0    49       MEOW MIX (466)
-VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180     8   4  0    43       D.R.I. (536)
-SUPPURATING CORPSE 6087      10   8  0    42       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712             11   6  0    41       KANO CLAN (106)
 RUNNING WATER 5136            5   1  0    39       LAKOTA (362)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713               9  11  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 CHANDLER 6206                 6   2  0    34       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEGA ROKU 6091                4   1  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 GHENGIS 6242                  3   0  1    33       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 VERGIL 6169                   8   5  0    30       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 SHERWOOD 6208                 4   4  0    30       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              4   1  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XAPHAN 6126                   5   7  1    25       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               5   9  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSSMONT 6228                 2   3  2    22       SWORD OPERA (323)
-THE KITTEN 5948               1   1  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
 DARK SKY 6236                 2   2  1    19       LAKOTA (362)
 BULGAKOV 6244                 3   0  1    18       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 QUINTUS REX 6243              2   1  2    18       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-SUCCORBENOTH 6215             1   3  0    18       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 HART CRANE 6207               2   6  1    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WOODY HAYES 6238              1   2  0    17       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
-MUSCLE MAN 6107               1   1  0    15       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 LIZZIE 6255                   1   0  0    15       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
-JACKAL 6193                   1   0  0    13       NASTY MOB (456)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 COBB 6240                     1   2  0    11       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 ROMULAN 6166                  2   2  0    10       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-FRISKIES 6072                 0   1  0     7       MEOW MIX (466)
 BUKOWSKI 6246                 1   1  1     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FABLE 6247                    1   1  0     5       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 BARON TONE 6249               1   1  0     4       SWORD OPERA (323)
 VELARIA 6256                  0   1  0     1       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-IMA D. RUNK 6245              0   1  0     1       D.R.I. (536)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COUCH SLOUCH 6181      9  2 3 D.R.I. 536            CALPURNIA 6173        530         
GERMANIUS 6226         2  2 0 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    ROSSMONT 6228         532         
HORACE 6171            4  7 1 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    GHENGIS 6242          531         
IBERIUS 6227           0  1 0 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    ROSSMONT 6228         528 REVENGED
BLOODRED 6235          2  2 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454     QUICKSILVER 406       532 NONE    
SOLSTICE 6201          2  4 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454     HART CRANE 6207       528 JUST REV
FLANNERY 6205          1  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    BLOODRED 6235         529 REVENGED
MALOUF 6209            3  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    HORACE 6171           530 NONE    
TYPHOID MARY 6223      0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         QUINTUS REX 6243      531         
HELL BOUND 6224        1  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         BULGAKOV 6244         531         
DUCKBERT 5970         22 18 3 SWORD OPERA 323       TUSK 6095             532         
KORUSH 6229            2  1 0 SWORD OPERA 323       QUINTUS REX 6243      530         
ADOLF 6241             1  2 0 W.H.E.T.T. 541        DARK SKY 6236         532         
FREDDY K. 6239         1  1 0 W.H.E.T.T. 541        BUKOWSKI 6246         531 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Var -- As I said before, Cal is better than her record!  The move is yours.  Let's
see if we can keep this thing going and have Crouching Hamster come down and kill or
be killed.  Unless I see Violent Pacification like I expect.  I want to race to ten
too!  (childish grin) -- Toker
P.S.  9-1-3, sorry 'bout that; Couch Slouch!

Bloodfeuds R Fun -- I would have given you a backup, but I didn't have one of those
shiny, pointy things you kept stabbing me with. -- Vergil

Malouf (Ghost of) -- Oops!  Don't know how that happened. -- Horace

Rossmont -- Maybe I can get some respect now!  As if! -- Germanius

Korush (Ghost of) -- I guess this really is the arena of death!  Kill by the sword,
die by the sword!  Hope that's not a prophecy.

Stik -- It's not that I don't want to be involved in the arena, but the slow mail to
Canada just prohibits it.  For example, Turn 530 arrived on April Fools, but turn 531
was due on 28 Mar.  I think I had sent in two strats for turn 532, including
challenging Scythe for the throne despite the style disadvantage, but alas, it
appears that was all for naught. -- Crip, mgr. of Real Beer

Hell Bound -- Soooo..., how was the trip? -- Bulgakov

Tusk -- Your evil grinning is revolting.  I've seen superior hygiene in English
harlots.  Ever hear of dental surgery, you snaggletoothed buffoon?   The stench from
that cesspool you call a mouth is enough to force the most masochistic flagellant to
concede. -- Hart Crane

Horace -- My bloodfeud was momentarily waylaid.  But never fear, my dear, this turn
doom is, uhh...what's that?...you sure?...oh, sorry....  God bless. -- Hart Crane

Stik -- I've been out of the game for some time.  When I last played in this arena it
was the Dark Circle home arena.  I was good friends with some of those guys.  Looks
like that's long gone.  But I've gotten back into play about eight months, and I'm
popping around arenas to see which I enjoy the most.  I always had good tournament
luck with this team. -- Shaman, mgr. Lakota

Lord Protector Asylum -- Damn, apparently there was one more killer slasher I had to
worry about!  I still left counting my money and particularly my skills (many thanks,
by the way), just on a stretcher is all.... -- Scythe

Ultraist -- Good to see your squad(s) back in action! -- Stik

Hart Crane -- See how cool that worked out?!??  I bloodfeud you so you can't
bloodfeud me??  I'd do it again this turn but the Old Man says something about my
fight being one of the last of the day, in fact it may be dark out by the time I get
out there...uh-oh.... -- Bloodred

Equites Virtus -- Very impressive three turn record there.  However, I just got the
Top Team award back, so don't even think about it! -- Stik and G.F.

Calpurnia -- That was well done.  I salute the memory of your teammate. -- Rossmont

Abducktor Magnus -- You fowl creature!  Abducktion is one of the worst possible
crimes, you little reck how delicate a young Duck can be!  You blithely BLIGHT their
young lives.  You are cruel and heartless as only a mammal can be! -- Duckbert,
Master of Duck-Fu as practiced in Dark Alleys

Crouching Hamster -- Oh, stand up straight, why don't you?  That "meek and humble"
air does not become you. -- Djininski

Vergil -- I salut a poette even more venerabel than mineselfe. -- Breakspere
P.S.  Butt I wouldst recommend thatte you work inn ye vernacualar to reache a wider
audience.  There are soo few Latinistes these dayes.

Friskies -- You are indeed a frisky one, albeit rather frivolous.  Come, learn from
me, young lady, and you may become half as skilled. -- Baron Tone

Montreiux -- Indede, your feelinge of ill omen was a true one.  Maye your next
carnation bee a riche wone. -- Breakspere

Ed. -- Certainly not!  Winter is Open Season on mammals in the Duckwold. -- Duckbert,
Master of Duck-Fu

     Ah, that's when you miss having fur, no? -- Ed.

Lord, or as the case may be, Lady Protector Asylum -- Congratulations.  Have a
pleasant trip to the Isle. -- Alamar, Gladiatorial Lands Commissioner of Sunset

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOODRED was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BONEDUST devastated HART CRANE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
GERMANIUS was put to death by ROSSMONT in a 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud match.
QUINTUS REX slimly lost to GHENGIS in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud brawl.
STELLA ARTOIS overpowered ASYLUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
TUSK viciously butchered DUCKBERT in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Challenge duel.
ROMULAN was beaten by VERGIL in a 5 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge brawl.
DARK SKY easily killed ADOLF in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
FABLE lost to BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute novice vs. expert Challenge duel.
DJININSKI vanquished ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCYTHE was handily defeated by CALPURNIA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MOMORO WA luckily beat HOEGARDEN in a unpopular 14 minute bloody master's match.
WEST WIND demolished CHANDLER in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
MATSUDA KAO overcame SHERWOOD in a action packed 3 minute fight.
MUSHIKU BO was defeated by RUNNING WATER in a 6 minute struggle.
WOODY HAYES won victory over BUKOWSKI in a 2 minute novice's fray.
COBB bested BARON TONE in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
BULGAKOV defeated VELARIA in a 2 minute novice's bout.
LIZZIE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         BASHING ATTACK    20 -   9 -  2      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  19 -  6      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  26 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  24 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  21 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  16 -  1      33  |

Turn 532 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STELLA ARTOIS 5560         13   5  0  120 REAL BEER (424)
WALL OF STEEL    TUSK 6095                  14   8  2  119 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALPURNIA 6173              7   5  1   85 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCYTHE 6185                10   4  0   61 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      MOMORO WA 5514             16   7  0   60 KANO CLAN (106)
BASHING ATTACK   WEST WIND 5125              7   1  1   57 LAKOTA (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DJININSKI 5953.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHERWOOD 6208.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROMULAN 6166, MUSHIKU BO 
5713, ROSSMONT 6228, GHENGIS 6242, DJININSKI 5953, WEST WIND 5125, GERMANIUS 6226, 
STELLA ARTOIS 5560, TUSK 6095, and DUCKBERT 5970.

The least popular fighter this week was MOMORO WA 5514.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARON TONE 6249, BUKOWSKI 6246, HOEGARDEN 5554, SCYTHE 6185, FABLE 
6247, ADOLF 6241, VERGIL 6169, BLOODRED 6235, VELARIA 6256, and BULGAKOV 6244.

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

ASYLUM (21-5786) BLACKEST PRIDE (71)