DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/07/2006    Duedate: 06/20/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TUSK
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6095) [18-8-2,156]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TUSK                           MAST MONKEY
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6095) [18-8-2,156]         (21-6158) [8-1-0,112]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DJININSKI                      PARROT KEEPER
SWORD OPERA (323)              SEA DOGS (533)
(21-5953) [20-29-0,89]         (21-6157) [4-3-1,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (533)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (533)              50
2. IN MY ROOM (545)            49      AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
3. LITERATE LOONS (538)        38      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         36
5. BLACKEST PRIDE (71)         35      FORCED VENGEANCE (542)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     1   0  0  100   1/ 1*SEA DOGS (533)           10  4 1
 2- 1 THE GOOD BOOK (444)       67  31  4 68.4   2/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 0
 3- 2 REAL BEER (424)          121  61  8 66.5   3- 2 LAKOTA (362)              7  2 0
 4/ 3*SEA DOGS (533)            20  12  2 62.5   4/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 5- 4 D.R.I. (536)              45  30  5 60.0   5/ 4 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 6/ 0*IN MY ROOM (545)           3   2  1 60.0   6/ 9 NASTY MOB (456)           5  4 2
 7/ 6 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       74  56  8 56.9   7/12 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       4  1 0
 8- 5 LAKOTA (362)             231 179 12 56.3   8- 5 D.R.I. (536)              4  6 0
 9/ 7 MUSCLE MEN (511)          23  19  0 54.8   9/15 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)       4 10 0
10/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      309 263  7 54.0  10/11 SONS OF SATAN (20)        4 11 0
11/ 9 BLACKEST PRIDE (71)      410 364 37 53.0  11/ 0*IN MY ROOM (545)          3  2 1
12/10 SONS OF SATAN (20)       336 331 40 50.4  12/13 MUSCLE MEN (511)          2  1 0
13/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      29  31  3 48.3  13/ 8 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      2  7 0
14/11 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      37  40  6 48.1  14- 7 REAL BEER (424)           1  0 0
15/12 NASTY MOB (456)          102 113  9 47.4  15-17 OUTSIDERS (468)           1  0 0
16/14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       33  38  0 46.5  16/ 0*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  0 0
17-15 OUTSIDERS (468)           29  34  5 46.0  17/14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  4 0
18-16 KANO CLAN (106)          167 240 10 41.0  18-10 KANO CLAN (106)           0  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        504 738 20 40.6  19-18*W.H.E.T.T. (541)          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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): TERCERO ENCANTO of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): MARETHA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): SERILIA of BLADES OF MIST (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): IAN of I HEART BALLS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): HOBBLED of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): TUSK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): ZIPPO of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): FOUR OF SPADES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): I MOTHER EARTH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): MADKAWRAW'S LAW of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): ONE A DAY of MY DRUGS from SYVYN'S HILL (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 545): LIVE FROM MOSCOW! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 429): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 553): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 549): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 548): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 552): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 550): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 544): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 535): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 499): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 221): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 486): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 207): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jinda, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 195): HANGOVERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 383): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 173): OUTLAWS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 428): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 544): OLD FART of DEATH'S DOOR (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 428): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 547): MOUSE DAVIS of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 549): DIKEMBE MUTUMBO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 536): LOAF of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            ARMPIT CANDY of STREET PIZZA (TUM, mgr.)
                            PLANKWALKER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 509): CLOVER of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 435): GRANDMASTER of RONIN (Rosebud, mgr.)
                 (turn 434): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 382): MIPPLE of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Still alive, still here, where's the beer!!  Another cycle, another pup learns their
place!  Rajerek, that was a real pretty undefeated streak you had going, hope you
didn't seriously think you were gonna get out of the Arena of Death with it intact.
Not too much time to talk this week, just hoping for one more successful outcome and
I should be off to the Isle, or "Paradise City" as I like to call it.  Yep, the grass
is green, the girls are pretty, and we all live forever!  What could be finer!!
We'll know soon enough if I make it there anyway.  If I do, the Old Man says he'll
tell you all my secrets, I'm sure you're just dying to find out!  Ha ha!!  Until next
time, if there is one, I am,

Tusk of Grim Fandango
Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for KANO CLAN, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 
into 18th.  Ha!  BLACKEST PRIDE turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 9th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, GRIM FANDANGO, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  SUNSET saw the first turn for IN MY ROOM, a 
3-2-1, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  Take note 
friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see PARROT KEEPER win 
a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MAST MONKEY beat CALPURNIA and 
CALPURNIA lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as TUSK stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  D.R.I. was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SONS OF SATAN.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MAST MONKEY was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have RAJEREK in a TV challenge, 
going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought RAJEREK showed great 
skill and promise when he defeated DJININSKI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the SUNSET arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUSK 6095                    18   8  2   156       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BODDINGTON'S 5035            18   9  0   165       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   14   5  2   125       REAL BEER (424)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           14   5  0   124       REAL BEER (424)
-BASS 5262                     9   2  2   117       REAL BEER (424)
 MAST MONKEY 6158              8   1  0   112       SEA DOGS (533)
 RAJEREK 6045                 10   1  0   108       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-1984 5236                    11   1  0    91       THE GOOD BOOK (444)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJININSKI 5953               20  29  0    89       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922         13   9  0    87       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-KHORAG 6011                  11   5  3    87       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 CALPURNIA 6173                8   7  1    85       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 SCYTHE 6185                  12   6  0    79       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-REAGANOMICS 6182             10   5  1    73       D.R.I. (536)
-THE GOAL 5096                11   5  1    71       THE GOOD BOOK (444)
-MOMORO WA 5514               17   8  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOEGARDEN 5554                9  13  0    66       REAL BEER (424)
-WEST WIND 5125                8   3  1    66       LAKOTA (362)
-VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    11   4  0    61       D.R.I. (536)
-INCISION 5911                 9   6  1    60       OUTSIDERS (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184        9   6  1    55       D.R.I. (536)
-DARK SKY 6236                 5   2  1    54       LAKOTA (362)
 GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          4   1  0    54       SEA DOGS (533)
 PARROT KEEPER 6157            4   3  1    52       SEA DOGS (533)
 AZRAEL 6076                   9  12  0    51       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522             11   7  0    50       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 BONEDUST 6098                12  13  0    49       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             12   6  0    44       KANO CLAN (106)
-MUSHIKU BO 5713              10  12  0    43       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHERWOOD 6208                 6   6  0    43       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ROSSMONT 6228                 4   5  2    43       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HART CRANE 6207               5   7  1    42       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-POWER THRUSTER 5914           4   7  1    42       OUTSIDERS (468)
-RUNNING WATER 5136            6   2  0    40       LAKOTA (362)
 BULGAKOV 6244                 6   1  1    38       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ZERO 6152                     6   0  0    37       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-GOLDENBEARD 6202              3   0  0    35       SEA DOGS (533)
 VERGIL 6169                   9   7  0    34       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 QUINTUS REX 6243              4   1  2    34       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEGA ROKU 6091                4   1  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
-JACKAL 6193                   2   0  1    33       NASTY MOB (456)
-GHENGIS 6242                  3   2  1    31       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 XAPHAN 6126                   6   9  1    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              4   1  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               5  13  0    28       SWORD OPERA (323)
-INFERNO 5278                  2   0  0    25       THE GOOD BOOK (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278            3   0  0    23       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ROMULAN 6166                  4   3  0    22       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-THE SCARLET LETTER 5288       2   0  1    21       THE GOOD BOOK (444)
-FABLE 6247                    2   2  0    21       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOUCHED 6074                  1   0  0    21       OUTSIDERS (468)
 VULGE 6260                    2   2  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-WOODY HAYES 6238              1   3  0    17       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 BARON TONE 6249               4   2  0    16       SWORD OPERA (323)
-ROAD RUNNER 6237              3   0  0    15       LAKOTA (362)
-MUSCLE MAN 6107               1   1  0    15       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 LIGHT FIXTURE 6286            1   0  1    14       IN MY ROOM (545)
 NEVER 5633                    1   7  0    14       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 STAB 6297                     1   0  0    14       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
 HELL BOUND 6251               2   1  1    13       NASTY MOB (456)
 BUBONIC BEN 6252              2   1  0    13       NASTY MOB (456)
-PECTINEUS 6097                1   0  0    13       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-HSORLJ 6008                   1   0  0    13       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 CICERO 6262                   1   2  0    12       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-CRIME & PUNISHMENT 5149       2   4  0    10       THE GOOD BOOK (444)
 WINDOW 6288                   1   0  0    10       IN MY ROOM (545)
-PSOAS MAJOR 5925              2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
-GRACILILS 5921                2   3  0     9       MUSCLE MEN (511)
 FLOOR 6287                    1   0  0     9       IN MY ROOM (545)
-LUCY 4523                     2   2  0     8       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 VELARIA 6256                  1   3  1     7       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-IMA D. RUNK 6245              1   3  0     7       D.R.I. (536)
 LURKER 6264                   1   0  0     7       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-COBB 6240                     1   3  0     6       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 JAYNA 6305                    1   0  0     6       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-LIZZIE 6255                   1   1  0     6       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
-BAD HANDWRITING 6276          1   1  0     5       LAKOTA (362)
 HAMSUN 6289                   1   1  0     4       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-BUBBA LOVE 6270               0   2  0     2       D.R.I. (536)
 DARK OF NIGHT 6290            0   2  0     2       BLACKEST PRIDE (71)
-BILL LAIMBEER 6261            0   1  0     1       W.H.E.T.T. (541)
 MOLECULES 6285                0   1  0     1       IN MY ROOM (545)
 ZAN 6304                      0   1  0     1       SONS OF SATAN (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LION'S SHARE 6258      0  3 0 BLACKEST PRIDE 71     ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 536 NONE    
GERMANIUS 6226         2  2 0 EQUITES VIRTUS 535    ROSSMONT 6228         532 REVENGED
SINK 6284              0  1 0 IN MY ROOM 545        ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 536 NONE    
TOMMY HAWK 6248        0  1 0 LAKOTA 362            VELARIA 6256          533 REVENGED
BUKOWSKI 6246          1  5 1 LITERATE LOONS 538    HELL BOUND 6251       536         
CHANDLER 6206          6  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538    JACKAL 6193           534         
MAN OVERBOARD 6303     0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533          SHEWISH GIANT 408     536 NONE    
SUCCORBENOTH 6215      2  5 0 SONS OF SATAN 20      SHEWISH GIANT 408     536 NONE    
SALLY PERT 6268        1  3 0 SWORD OPERA 323       LIGHT FIXTURE 6286    536         
DUCKBERT 5970         22 18 3 SWORD OPERA 323       TUSK 6095             532 NOT REVE
ADOLF 6241             1  2 0 W.H.E.T.T. 541        DARK SKY 6236         532 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Running Water -- Running?  Running?!  Running?!!.......... slimy slug trails run
faster than your trickling. -- Hart Crane

Vulge -- Vulge?  Vulge?!  Vulge?!!..........  I'd make an offensive comment, but
first I'd have to find a gynecologist to tell me what exactly that disgusting
sounding name means. -- Bukowski

Dark of Night -- ........ as opposed to Bright of Night. -- Hamsun

Hell Bound -- Back again?  Rackin up them frequent flier miles, I see. -- Sherwood

Adductor -- Aargh, so close!!!  Things seem to have taken a turn for the worse for me
lately...still, forge ahead! -- Scythe, once a Duelmaster, now chillin' in challenger
adepts

Bad Handwriting -- Nice bout, let's tango (or Fandango!) again some time. --
Graveyard Tan

West Wind -- And now you know why I am where I am.... -- Bonedust

Bukowski -- That was much needed, you have my thanks! -- Vulge, already penciling in
his avoids...

Damion -- Good to see you didn't disappear, looks like a little house cleaning goin'
on.  Inits are gonna be fun for a while around here! -- Stik

Ultraist -- Personally I like prizes, even though I never win any!  However, I'm
content to roll with the flow if you're gonna set the thing up.  Let's do it! -- Stik

Doc Steele -- (tipping hat)  Nice to have you back in town. -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Mast Monkey -- What are you doing, monkeying around on that mast?  Get down from
there!  And don't throw those bananas, either.  Gods, the NERVE of some people, the
sheer, utter philistinism!  It boggles the mind, truly.  Just completely boggles it.
-- Djininski

Goldenbeard -- I woulde havve beardded you in youre denn, butt you did notte remain
in ye denn, so I was att a losse. -- Breakspere

Fable -- How can you be a dwarf when you're taller than me and I'm not, you know,
really really short, not for a girl, I'm not.  Just because you can grow a beard
doesn't mean you're a dwarf. -- Sally Pert
P.S.  So tell me a story about it, eh?

Lion's Share -- I don't see that.  I always understood that the thing about lions was
that they did NOT share.  Not that I mean to suggest that you're a-lyin' or anything,
that would be ungallant of me, and I am never ungallant. -- Baron Tone
P.S.  Actually, you DID share, you shared skills with me, and I don't want you to
think I'm unappreciative.  I appreciate them like heck.

Bulgakov -- You are indeed a loon, and I would dispute the judgment that you are
"literate."  Prove it.  Write personals, write a spotlight, even!  It can be a little
off-the-wall, we're already prepared for that, what with your manager admitting that
you're a loon. -- Rossmont

Ghost of Lillian Lust -- We note your passing with sadness, as we have passed many
delightful minutes in your presence. -- Djininski and various other males at the
Sword Opera House

Stik -- If I send you the archive, will you do the research? -- Nick
P.S.  It's a real shame that the five hundred win mark was achieved through sheer
longevity of the team and not good management, isn't it?

Ultraist -- Thank you for the complement.  I plan to be around for a long while. --
D.K. Toker

Stik -- Must of misplaced last turn or something!  Don't know why I missed, but don't
plan on missing to many in the future. -- D.K. Toker
P.S.  The MOTS sounds fun.  I love contests!

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUCCORBENOTH was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LION'S SHARE was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SINK was murdered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RAJEREK overpowered DJININSKI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CALPURNIA was vanquished by MAST MONKEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARROT KEEPER viciously subdued AZRAEL in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition.
QUINTUS REX viciously subdued BARON TONE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
XAPHAN was vanquished by HART CRANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
VULGE viciously subdued NEVER in a popular 1 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CICERO was overcome by ROMULAN in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
HELL BOUND slew BUKOWSKI in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GRAVEYARD TAN luckily beat BUBONIC BEN in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
TUSK demolished ADDUCTOR MAGNUS in a 3 minute mismatched Title match.
SCYTHE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BONEDUST was overpowered by GANGPLANK RIDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VERGIL was viciously subdued by ROSSMONT in a action packed 3 minute brutal duel.
BREAKSPERE was bested by ZERO in a 1 minute bloody brawl.
SHERWOOD overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
BULGAKOV beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
VELARIA was handily defeated by STAB in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
SALLY PERT was slaughtered by LIGHT FIXTURE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
HAMSUN lost to FLOOR in a 1 minute amateur's fray.
DARK OF NIGHT was defeated by LURKER in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's match.
WINDOW overpowered ZAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MOLECULES was defeated by JAYNA in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  26 -  5      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  23 -  3      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  18 -  4      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  23 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  27 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  17 -  1      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  27 -  2      34  |

Turn 536 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TUSK 6095                  18   8  2  156 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAST MONKEY 6158            8   1  0  112 SEA DOGS (533)
BASHING ATTACK   RAJEREK 6045               10   1  0  108 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCYTHE 6185                12   6  0   79 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       ZERO 6152                   6   0  0   37 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
TOTAL PARRY      VERGIL 6169                 9   7  0   34 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
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 PARROT KEEPER 6157.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROSSMONT 6228, 
CICERO 6262, BUBONIC BEN 6252, LURKER 6264, RAJEREK 6045, MAST MONKEY 6158, HELL 
BOUND 6251, SHERWOOD 6208, QUINTUS REX 6243, and VULGE 6260.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLECULES 6285.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZAN 6304, HAMSUN 6289, SALLY PERT 6268, BREAKSPERE 6189, BONEDUST 6098, 
XAPHAN 6126, BARON TONE 6249, CALPURNIA 6173, SINK 6284, and DARK OF NIGHT 6290.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TUSK (21-6095) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANVIL 4498 (135-87-2)                  2  3  0         THE LAST STRAW       
CHIEF IRON BEAR 4669 (95-66-2)         0  5  0         LAKOTA               

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VALTAG VINDICTUS 4153 (51-15-2)        7  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
STONE KILLER 5245 (61-22-1)            2  3  0         NASTY MOB            
TITAN 5070 (53-32-1)                   2  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
DESECRATION 4392 (43-19-3)             1  4  0         OUTSIDERS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARNAL 5388 (47-48-0)                  6  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
PRIMUS 4975 (51-15-0)                  6  3  0         REAL BEER            
JACKASS 4526 (33-36-0)                 4  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
BLACK JUSTICE 3960 (37-53-1)           3  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
CLAW 5337 (30-10-2)                    3  3  0         MEOW MIX             
SKULL STROKER 5590 (23-10-0)           2  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
MINOS 5805 (20-16-2)                   1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASYLUM 5786 (16-13-1)                  2  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THAT! 5272 (13-5-2)                    2  3  0         REAL BEER            
BODDINGTON'S 5035 (17-9-0)             1  3  1         REAL BEER            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AZRAEL 6076 (8-10-0)                   1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INCISION 5911 (9-6-1)                  3  3  0         OUTSIDERS            
AMR 5269 (5-2-0)                       1  3  0         CLIENTS              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GANGPLANK RIDER 6159 (1-0-0)           2  3  0         SEA DOGS             
KNEADS FLESH 5912 (4-0-0)              1  3  0         MEOW MIX             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOUCHED 6074 (0-0-0)                   7  3  0         OUTSIDERS            
DARK SKY 6236 (2-2-1)                  5  3  0         LAKOTA               
BULGAKOV 6244 (3-0-1)                  4  3  0         LITERATE LOONS       
JACKAL 6193 (1-0-0)                    4  3  0         NASTY MOB            
GOLDENBEARD 6202 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         SEA DOGS             
FRISKIES 6072 (0-1-0)                  1  1  0  DEAD   MEOW MIX             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KIRINYAGA 6234 (0-0-0)                10  3  0         OUT OF AFRICA        
ROAD RUNNER 6237 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         LAKOTA               

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GROLSCH 5029 (46-9-4)                  0  3  0         REAL BEER            

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORNS 5770 (17-11-0)                   2  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHANDAR 5694 (13-2-0)                 3  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
BASS 5262 (9-2-2)                      2  3  0         REAL BEER            
CRACK WHORE BARBIE 5880 (0-1-0)        0  3  0         MATTEL'S REJECTS     

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUINTUS REX 6243 (2-1-2)               2  3  0         EQUITES VIRTUS       
ROMULAN 6166 (2-2-0)                   1  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
SUCCORBENOTH 6215 (1-3-0)              1  3  0         SONS OF SATAN        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LION'S SHARE 6258 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         BLACKEST PRIDE       
STARFALL 6250 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0  DEAD   GRIM FANDANGO        
TOMMY HAWK 6248 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         LAKOTA