DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2006    Duedate: 05/09/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STELLA ARTOIS
REAL BEER (424)
(21-5560) [14-5-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BODDINGTON'S                   MAST MONKEY
REAL BEER (424)                SEA DOGS (533)
(21-5035) [18-9-0,165]         (21-6158) [5-1-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BODDINGTON'S                   MUSHIKU BO
REAL BEER (424)                KANO CLAN (106)
(21-5035) [18-9-0,165]         (21-5713) [10-11-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (533)              47
2. REAL BEER (424)             36      REAL BEER (424)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             29      Unchartered Team
4. D.R.I. (536)                28
5. EQUITES VIRTUS (535)        22      SEA DOGS (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 REAL BEER (424)          120  61  8 66.3   1/ 1 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)     10  5 2
 2/ 2 D.R.I. (536)              41  24  5 63.1   2/ 6 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  8 1
 3- 3 MEOW MIX (466)            86  51  1 62.8   3/ 5 LAKOTA (362)              6  4 1
 4/ 4 LAKOTA (362)             224 177 12 55.9   4/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  7 1
 5/ 0*SEA DOGS (533)            10   8  1 55.6   5/ 4*LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 2
 6/ 5 MUSCLE MEN (511)          21  18  0 53.8   6/ 3*W.H.E.T.T. (541)          6  9 1
 7/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      299 258  7 53.7   7/ 7 KANO CLAN (106)           5  1 0
 8- 7 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      406 354 37 53.4   8/10 REAL BEER (424)           5  1 0
 9/11 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      35  33  6 51.5   9/ 0*SEA DOGS (533)            4  0 0
10/10*LITERATE LOONS (538)      22  23  3 48.9  10- 8 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       3  5 0
11/ 0 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       32  34  0 48.5  11/ 9 D.R.I. (536)              3  7 0
12-12 NASTY MOB (456)           97 109  7 47.1  12/ 0 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  2 0
13/13 KANO CLAN (106)          167 238 10 41.2  13/11 MUSCLE MEN (511)          1  2 0
14/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        498 729 20 40.6  14-12 NASTY MOB (456)           0  4 0
15/ 8*W.H.E.T.T. (541)           8  12  1 40.0  15-14 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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Blackest Pride ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Quicksilver watched as the painters applied the final coat to the new sign that
hung above the saloon's entry.  Soon, he would spin the open sign around in the
window and the lanterns on the chandelier would once again vibrate from the ruckus
crowd enjoying themselves after the games.
     He paused a moment as he tried to remember if he had greased all the palms of
the city officials who regulated the establishments throughout Sunset.  Quicksilver
certainly remembered his meeting with arenamaster Dagath Sevenfinger and the fat
representative of King Cyrath, Balthus he thought his name had been.  However, he
could not recall paying the taxman.  Quicksilver shrugged has he turned to the small
crowd that had gathered in front of the Silver Saloon, watching the workers.
     In the crowd he could see several local managers.  Among these were Stik and
Damion.  Quicksilver highly respected Damion and his Sons of Satan but this Stik
character and his "friendly Delarquan" views made his stomach turn.  He would long
ago have added Stik to the long list of barred patrons if it were not for Ultraist's
insistence that Stik, despite his beliefs, was a friend.
     Also in the crowd were several gladiators currently ranked in the arena, only a
few of these he knew by name.  The others were as yet too green to earn any
recognition.
     Quicksilver turned back to the newly renovated Silver Saloon.  It was indeed a
grand structure standing nearly four stories into the sky, filling nearly one-half a
city block.  He shuddered with the thought of the cost of the renovation; surely,
Ultraist had spent at least 1000 Talcaman Lytarri on it.  The ironwork on the front
alone would rival the entire worth of the Broken Bone establishment on the far side
of town.
     A smile formed across his lips as the last of the workers climbed down from the
porch roof.  At last it was complete.
     Quicksilver stepped onto the hardwood porch, gently ran his fingers across the
intricate wrought iron railings and then pushed the large double doors inward.  The
smell of fresh varnish mixed with fine whiskey with a hint of smoked ham rushed
across him.  A perfect smell, he mused as he moved forward into the grand room which
featured a large bar at each end and a raised stage in the center.  A sly grin
crossed his lips when he thought of the reaction from the crowd when they laid eyes
upon the entertainer he had signed for the grand reopening.  Most of the managers and
gladiators of today would not know the legendary Eve when she stepped on the stage to
sing and dance, but Quicksilver was certain that they would never forget her once she
stepped off.
     At the very back of the room stood a large set of double doors that led to the
V.I.P. section, which was frequented by The Iron Council, city officials, high
rolling out of towners, and top gladiator managers like Doc Steele when he is in
town.  Quicksilver paused; he would need to hire a guard for that door and only an
immortal lord protector would do.  Later he would place an ad, surely there was a
retired immortal in town that would meet the requirements.
     At the far right of the room was the centerpiece of the renovations, the Sunset
Hall of Fame.  Quicksilver was by far more excited about this addition than any
other.  Soon the forged iron busts of the first four inductees would arrive and a
special ceremony was planned for the unveiling.  Already in the room hung many
portraits of past events of significance; the opening of the arena, the crowning of
the first Duelmaster, etc.
     "It would be the greatest attraction in the city," Quicksilver mused as he
thought of the overflowing coffers he would soon have.
     To the left of the grand room lay the kitchen and storage.  All the equipment in
the kitchen was of the finest caliber, most of which imported from cities in Andoria
since Andorians were adept at the culinary arts.  "At least they are good at
something," Quicksilver thought.
     The second floor was the Inn.  Twenty-five rooms were available for long or
short-term rental; all were furnished with every amenity of the modern day.  These
would be available to almost anyone who had the astrums to pay.  The third floor is
called the barracks.  It consisted of fifty spartan rooms designed to house
gladiators that fought under Ultraist's banner and those of his friends and special
guests.
     The fourth floor suites would rival any in Alastari in grandeur.  Ten large,
lushly decorated rooms adorned this floor and there was yet another bar, exclusive to
the fourth floor residents, centrally located for convenience.  Ultraist himself
lived here full-time when he is not away on business.  These exclusive rooms were
only available to special guests and by invitation only.
     Quicksilver frowned, he had been with Ultraist since he started his very first
team, in fact he himself had captained that team and yet today served in the Dark
Arena under Dagath Sevenfinger.  Yet he wasn't permitted to live on the fourth floor.
     Quicksilver brushed these thoughts away.  Today was a day for celebration and
dark thoughts would not spoil them.  Soon the local riff-raff would spill into this
exquisite establishment, marring the new flooring, fowling the very air, engage in
senseless brawls over the arena or women, and taint the Silver Saloon's reputation as
a respectable upscale establishment.  And Quicksilver wouldn't have it any other way.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): STELLA ARTOIS of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): NORTHERN PALADIN of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): POSITION IS EMPTY
 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 381): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): EQUITES VIRTUS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): 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 381): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): IZZI'S CORPSE of HOUSE OF RATS (?, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of SUNSET!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  
Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SWORD OPERA is now 
ranked 2nd with a 2-3-0 turn.  KANO CLAN showed SUNSET what they were made of as they 
fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-0-0.  What's with BODDINGTON'S?  It 
actually beat SUNSET's M. CHARDINEE, and walked away with 23 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at TRIAL & ERROR.  TERRE HAUTE lost 12 points to MUSHIKU BO.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe TERRE HAUTE will provide more easy wins...  
KHALHUMS DWARF was reminded on the sands why STELLA ARTOIS is Duelmaster.  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
SONS OF SATAN.  The bums at KANO CLAN couldn't face the challenges from SONS OF 
SATAN!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, SHERWOOD!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  TUSK 
expects the easy win by going 35 points down.  ADDUCTOR MAGNUS will find this a hard 
lesson!  TUSK subdued ADDUCTOR MAGNUS.  GRIM FANDANGO calls this fighting?  In my 
day...  Keep challenging up 39 points, BONEDUST, and I won't have to write about you 
much longer.  DJININSKI always accepts those kind of challenges...  Who knows what 
was running through BONEDUST's head, but DJININSKI rearranged it for him.  How soon 
will BONEDUST make a challenge like that again?  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that VERGIL gets in.  He fights people like WOODY 
HAYES, 13 points below.  I thought VERGIL showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated WOODY HAYES.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Someone told GHENGIS that EQUITES VIRTUS never 
Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right 
sorry.  And this week the Duelmaster--whoops!  D.R.I. has one week left to avenge 
COUCH SLOUCH's death by excessive hits on the part of CALPURNIA of EQUITES VIRTUS.  
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  SUNSET is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STELLA ARTOIS 5560           14   5  0   124       REAL BEER (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BODDINGTON'S 5035            18   9  0   165       REAL BEER (424)
 TUSK 6095                    15   8  2   128       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THAT! 5272                   14   5  2   125       REAL BEER (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 DJININSKI 5953               19  27  0   113       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALPURNIA 6173                8   5  1    87       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922         11   8  0    80       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 REAGANOMICS 6182              9   4  1    69       D.R.I. (536)
 MAST MONKEY 6158              5   1  0    69       SEA DOGS (533)
 MOMORO WA 5514               17   7  0    68       KANO CLAN (106)
 BONEDUST 6098                12  10  0    68       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184        8   5  1    61       D.R.I. (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              10  11  0    56       KANO CLAN (106)
 SCYTHE 6185                  10   5  0    56       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HOEGARDEN 5554                8  13  0    55       REAL BEER (424)
 WEST WIND 5125                7   2  1    55       LAKOTA (362)
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180     9   4  0    52       D.R.I. (536)
-KNEADS FLESH 5912             4   0  0    49       MEOW MIX (466)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712             12   6  0    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 TERRE HAUTE 4522             10   6  0    40       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 RUNNING WATER 5136            5   2  0    34       LAKOTA (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEGA ROKU 6091                4   1  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 GHENGIS 6242                  3   1  1    33       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 VERGIL 6169                   9   5  0    32       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 HART CRANE 6207               3   6  1    31       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PARROT KEEPER 6157            2   2  1    31       SEA DOGS (533)
 GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          2   0  0    30       SEA DOGS (533)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              4   1  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 QUINTUS REX 6243              3   1  2    29       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 DARK SKY 6236                 3   2  1    29       LAKOTA (362)
 CHANDLER 6206                 6   3  0    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BULGAKOV 6244                 4   0  1    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               5  10  0    25       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHERWOOD 6208                 4   5  0    20       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-THE KITTEN 5948               1   1  0    20       MEOW MIX (466)
 ROSSMONT 6228                 2   4  2    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WOODY HAYES 6238              1   3  0    17       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 GOLDENBEARD 6202              1   0  0    17       SEA DOGS (533)
-MUSCLE MAN 6107               1   1  0    15       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-JACKAL 6193                   1   0  0    13       NASTY MOB (456)
 HSORLJ 6008                   1   0  0    13       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 NEVER 5633                    1   4  0    11       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-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)
 BARON TONE 6249               2   1  0     9       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237              1   0  0     9       LAKOTA (362)
-LUCY 4523                     2   2  0     8       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 VELARIA 6256                  1   1  1     7       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BUKOWSKI 6246                 1   2  1     6       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 COBB 6240                     1   3  0     6       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 LIZZIE 6255                   1   1  0     6       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 IMA D. RUNK 6245              1   1  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
-FABLE 6247                    1   1  0     5       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 BILL LAIMBEER 6261            0   1  0     1       W.H.E.T.T. (541)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CICERO 6262                   0   1  0     1       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 VULGE 6260                    0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SALLY PERT 6268               0   1  0     1       SWORD OPERA (323)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NAH 6259               0  1 0 D.R.I. 536            STONE GOLEM 413       533 NONE    
COUCH SLOUCH 6181      9  2 3 D.R.I. 536            CALPURNIA 6173        530         
HORACE 6171            4  7 1 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    GHENGIS 6242          531 JUST REV
GERMANIUS 6226         2  2 0 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    ROSSMONT 6228         532         
TOMMY HAWK 6248        0  1 0 LAKOTA 362            VELARIA 6256          533         
FLANNERY 6205          1  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    BLOODRED 6235         529 REVENGED
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         
FREDDY K. 6239         1  1 0 W.H.E.T.T. 541        BUKOWSKI 6246         531 REVENGED
ADOLF 6241             1  2 0 W.H.E.T.T. 541        DARK SKY 6236         532         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik -- It's nice to be back. -- Ultraist

Shaman -- Hopefully, you find Sunset as enjoyable as you once did and decide to
stay. -- Ultraist

Stella -- Nice challenge, congrats on the throne. -- Asylum

Toker -- Some pretty impressive kill streaks you've been on!  What other arenas
would I have seen you in? -- Ultraist mgr. Blackest Pride, Meow Mix, & Outsiders

All -- It's about time for another "Managers on the Sands" competition, don't you
think?  Any interest in this? -- Ultraist

Crip -- Good to hear from you in the arena!  I keep forgetting you live in the
"Great White North."  I'm almost there myself!  It's obviously a challenge keeping
up with the fast arena turn around, but I'm glad you're making the effort for
Sunset, even if it's mostly tourney timing.  Drop a personal ad in once in a while,
let us know you're still breathing!  Congrats on the Duelmaster, too. -- Stik

Shaman -- Good to hear you speak up, too!  I thought you were a different manager.
Sunset is my home arena, but I was inactive for most of the 90's and missed the
whole Dark Circle thing.  In any case, I hope you'll stay active in the Arena of
Death and make Sunset proud with your tourney showings.  Your new crop is looking
pretty good thus far, I eagerly await some matchups! -- Stik

Toker -- I guess you weren't kidding with Calpurnia!  I smell rematch.... -- Stik
and G.F.
P.S.  And what'd I say about that top team thing?!?!??  Geez!!!

Ultraist -- At last, the Sunset Hall of Fame debuts!!  Nice spotlight to start it
off!  The names of those warriors really bring back the memories!  All of them were
fearsome opponents.  I agree with all the nominees here.  Teams as well.  Some might
think it a bit presumptive to essentially nominate your own stable on the first
ballot, but it's not without merit on the points you bring up.  The two managerial
choices are excellent picks as well, we're lucky to have one of them recently
returned and active (Damion, don't disappear this cycle!).  They definitely embody
the spirit of our storied arena!
     I used to communicate via snail mail with the Master of Anime, and I remember
calling Master Po on the phone one night, very nervous, as being all of 15 I'd never
contacted another manager directly before.  He was an older, wiser college guy,

wound up talking with him for like three hours about DM.  I felt honored, as he was
at the top of the arena and I at the bottom.  I will have to spend some time dusting
off old newsletters and pondering some nominations! -- Stik

Hart Crane -- Hey, thanks for sticking around for four rounds of bloodfeud pounding!
Can't say we'd necessarily do the same facing multiple veteran challengers.  Don't
tell me your manager has some of that whole "honor" thing going, does he? -- Tusk,
still grinning evilly and spitting tobacco at passersby

Nick -- Alas, the killer gets killed.  Ain't it always the way?  Hate to see a good
ripper bite it, but I won't apologize for it, either.  You could BF with Djininski,
he seems to have old Tusk's number! -- Stik

Hey, I must have made enough good sacrifices to the RUGs on that last full moon,
they've actually been kind for a change! -- Stik, rubbing grubby hands together
eagerly....

Ghost of Germanius -- You know, I really didn't want to do that.  Why didn't you
wear some armor?  Or quit at the end of the first minute, while you were still
ahead.  I'd've surrendered if you'd asked and I could sneak it past the arenamaster.
Rest in peace, and may you have a joyful rebirth. -- Rossmont, not a killer by
intent

Tusk -- You mammals are SHAMELESS!  Carnivores, DUCK-ivores, every one of you. --
Ghost of Duckbert

     Damn straight! -- Ed.

Fable -- Ahh, an olde familiare storie. -- Breakspere
P.S.  I getten somm of mye best ideas from fables.

Abductor Magnus -- That went much better than I expected.  I salute you for a worthy
opponent. -- Djininski

Cobb -- The things I go through for a spot in this repertoire company are
incredible, unreasonable, and really, really stupid. -- Baron Tone

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

NAH was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CALPURNIA vanquished GHENGIS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
LIZZIE was demolished by DARK SKY in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
TUSK devastated ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BONEDUST was demolished by DJININSKI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MOMORO WA unbelievably bested CROUCHING HAMSTER in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MATSUDA KAO outwaited RUNNING WATER in a slow 12 minute Challenge competition.
VERGIL overcame WOODY HAYES in a 6 minute expert vs. beginner Challenge melee.
QUINTUS REX won victory over SHERWOOD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HART CRANE vanquished BREAKSPERE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
STELLA ARTOIS savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's Title match.
BODDINGTON'S demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THAT! handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
REAGANOMICS subdued WEST WIND in a 1 minute brawl.
MAST MONKEY beat SCYTHE in a 1 minute conflict.
HOEGARDEN overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gory uneven fight.
MUSHIKU BO viciously subdued TERRE HAUTE in a action packed 7 minute brutal duel.
VIOLENT PACIFICATION devastated CHANDLER in a tiring 5 minute mismatched brawl.
GANGPLANK RIDER overpowered NEVER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
PARROT KEEPER overpowered COBB in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BULGAKOV slimly won victory over ROSSMONT in a 4 minute contest.
VELARIA narrowly killed TOMMY HAWK in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
IMA D. RUNK subdued VULGE in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
BUKOWSKI was vanquished by HSORLJ in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BARON TONE defeated CICERO in a 3 minute gory novice's match.
ROAD RUNNER unbelievably bested BILL LAIMBEER in a 2 minute novice's match.
GOLDENBEARD vanquished SALLY PERT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  18 -  5      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  27 -  6      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  21 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  23 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  22 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  16 -  1      33  |

Turn 533 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STELLA ARTOIS 5560         14   5  0  124 REAL BEER (424)
LUNGING ATTACK   BODDINGTON'S 5035          18   9  0  165 REAL BEER (424)
WALL OF STEEL    TUSK 6095                  15   8  2  128 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   THAT! 5272                 14   5  2  125 REAL BEER (424)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    REAGANOMICS 6182            9   4  1   69 D.R.I. (536)
TOTAL PARRY      MOMORO WA 5514             17   7  0   68 KANO CLAN (106)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCYTHE 6185                10   5  0   56 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BODDINGTON'S 5035.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MUSHIKU BO 5713.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAH 6259, STELLA 
ARTOIS 5560, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, WOODY HAYES 6238, HOEGARDEN 5554, BULGAKOV 6244, 
ROSSMONT 6228, CICERO 6262, BILL LAIMBEER 6261, and TUSK 6095.

The least popular fighter this week was MATSUDA KAO 5712.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUNNING WATER 5136, VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180, VERGIL 6169, 
SALLY PERT 6268, BUKOWSKI 6246, COBB 6240, NEVER 5633, CHANDLER 6206, TERRE HAUTE 
4522, and BREAKSPERE 6189.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ASHANDAR (21-5694) AGE OF EMPIRE (376)