DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/25/2006    Duedate: 11/07/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLAMING FLAMINGO
DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
(21-3570) [14-9-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLAMING FLAMINGO               TIBERIUS
DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)      WARMASTERS (551)
(21-3570) [14-9-0,101]         (21-6357) [2-2-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORDIAL CARDINAL               SHERWOOD
DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)      LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-3546) [15-14-0,93]         (21-6208) [10-12-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILTHBALLS (554)           38
2. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         20      METAL MARVELS (548)
3. RAGING LORDS (552)          18      Unchartered Team
4. DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)   18
5. EQUITES VIRTUS (535)        18      FEEBLE LEGION (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MARVELS (548)       42  25  1 62.7   1/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  5 0
 2/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       39  28  0 58.2   2/ 6 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57)  9  6 0
 3/ 5 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       83  62  8 57.2   3/ 1 D.R.I. (536)              8  6 1
 4- 4*EMPLOYMENT (464)           4   3  0 57.1   4/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  7 0
 5/ 2 D.R.I. (536)              66  51  6 56.4   5/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 6- 6 LAKOTA (362)             237 184 12 56.3   6/ 3*WARMASTERS (551)          6  5 1
 7/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      336 285  8 54.1   7/ 5*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       4  4 1
 8/ 7*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       14  12  2 53.8   8/11 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       3  0 0
 9- 9*LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       16  14  0 53.3   9/ 0 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      3  2 1
10/10*WARMASTERS (551)          11  10  2 52.4  10/ 8 NASTY MOB (456)           3  4 0
11/12 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57) 435 435 38 50.0  11/ 9 METAL MARVELS (548)       3  5 0
12-11*IMMORTAL ROGUES (550)      1   1  0 50.0  12/10*RAGING LORDS (552)        3 10 0
13/ 0 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      40  42  7 48.8  13/ 0*PHILTHBALLS (554)         2  3 0
14/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      52  58  5 47.3  14-14*EMPLOYMENT (464)          1  0 0
15/14 NASTY MOB (456)          112 128  9 46.7  15-15 LAKOTA (362)              1  1 0
16/15 KANO CLAN (106)          174 249 10 41.1  16-12*LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       1  4 0
17/ 0*PHILTHBALLS (554)          2   3  0 40.0  17/13 KANO CLAN (106)           1  5 0
18/16*RAGING LORDS (552)         5  13  0 27.8  18/16*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    1  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     2   8  0 20.0  19-17*IMMORTAL ROGUES (550)     0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wonder, am I the oldest Duelmaster ever?  No telling when Doc LeGrand pulled
me out of the clone tank, but it must have been in the early 1990s.  Wonder how long
his attention span will last this time as Doc LeGrand has many incarnations in the
multiverse, Most recently as Visera, a level 60 ShadowPriestess on the Argent Dawn
server averaging 180 DPS in full shadowform.  Ever the outsider Doc LeGrand (as
Visera) found frustration with the countless Dwarven Priests who considered Visera's
Vampiric Embrace Shadow Healing to be inferior to classic targeted healing spells.
While there are many meters to show effective healing in a raid, perceptions trumps
metrics.  But since you cannot raid Molten Core and BlackWing Lair for purple toys by
yourself, there is a limit any one individual can experiment.
     Prior to life in Azeroth Doc LeGrand spent years trying to bring order to the
chaos of Magic:TG tournaments.  His organizations skills were unparalleled, his
attention to detail microscopic, his data entry equal to the task of PreReleases and
Southeast Regionals, his knowledge of the rules led to references as a "walking
encyclopedia", yet his ability to play with (as in suck up to) others was a fatal
flaw.  WOTC is another organization that is obsessed with the top end of the game at
the expense of the lower levels that fuel the machine that supports the top end's
existence.  He now understands the animosity that the local sheriff feels when the
FBI shows up in his town.  Finally when the Two Headed Giant tournaments he was
running for more than a year was superseded by a "test group" from across the
continent, regardless of the MTGO fan base, Doc walked away.
     So now Doc LeGrand spends his time on his own path, a web based game of Fantasy
Tactical Combat; a game that evolves by changing the database of environmental
variables rather than revising the rules.  A game that fully discloses game mechanics
to let players focus on how to win rather than learning how to play.  A team based
game instead of a "group of individuals".  A web based game with daily turns instead
of 24 separate micro-turns that force attackers to set alarm clocks for when their
army returns in the middle of the night.  An open ended campaign game that is
organized into seasons like the NFL or MLB where winning that season matters and the
best talent is promoted from High School to College to the Pros.  Where the NCAA
tournament holds prestige but does not make conference play irrelevant.  A game where
player input makes a difference on the direction of game development.

(Man, can he ever ramble.  If you want to hear more of this stuff go ahead and
contact DekeYoung@Comcast.net, meanwhile back to Sunset matters.)

     Since the Cardinal could not put up any resistance to Reganomics, I got the shot
to excel and put down Bonedust in a single blow to the throat.  I made the mistake of
gloating, because Bonedust wimped out to the Arenamaster before I could separate his
head from his shoulders.  I suppose that the true Delarquan way is to finish the job,
so I am challenging him again and we will see what happens this time.  Here in Sunset
there is no judge other than the blood on the sands.
     Sunset has a long history of death.  The Avians have 45 dead warriors, not
counting the 7 clones sent straight to the Dark Arena.  Doc LeGrand is going to
reanimate RoadRunner, Sandhill Crane, Gallant Gull, Regal Raven and Topaz Tern for
the dead tournament.  Sunset was always his favorite team.  Of course all of us
living Avians are going as well, even if we die this turn.  If the Grouse dies on the
sands that will be good news for me, since I should be able to bloodfeud until I get
my invite.
     Nice to be on the throne, hopefully I get to gloat some more next turn.  If not,
I do not deserve the title.

-- Flaming Flamingo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SUNSET a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as D.R.I. is pushed out of top team by NOMADIC TRIBE, who came from 4th 
with a 3-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for LIGHT BRIGADE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 
16th.  DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 4 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, guys!  The NOMADIC 
TRIBE guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, VERGIL fought SHERWOOD and 
gained 19 points and contributed to EQUITES VIRTUS' 3-2-1.  SHERWOOD has lost to 
VERGIL, falling 15 points, while helping make LITERATE LOONS a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending 
his title for another turn, FLAMING FLAMINGO kept LITERATE LOONS' warrior, HART 
CRANE, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that Cagliostro's Castle uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GRIM FANDANGO stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided GRIM FANDANGO stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was NOMADIC 
TRIBE.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was KANO CLAN's 
warrior MOMORO WA.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In 
a brave attempt, HAMSUN from LITERATE LOONS challenged up 25 points to fight NERVE 
RAKER from the NOMADIC TRIBE stable.  HAMSUN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he defeated NERVE RAKER and ended up with 48 recognition points.  VULGE of GRIM 
FANDANGO had better have a good reason for challenging down 9 points in a challenge 
which he won.  I thought VULGE showed great skill and promise when he subdued CONRAD. 
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Cagliostro's Castle declares a free round for BONEFACE and all of 
RAGING LORDS, for having revenged D.R.I.'s GENGHIS TRON for killing one of their 
comrades.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570        14   9  0   101       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZERO 6152                    13   3  0    94       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 CORDIAL CARDINAL 3546        15  14  0    93       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALPURNIA 6173                9   7  1    89       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-KHORAG 6011                  11   5  3    87       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 BULGAKOV 6244                13   4  1    84       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    16   7  0    78       D.R.I. (536)
 BONEDUST 6098                18  17  0    72       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HART CRANE 6207              10  12  2    71       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MOMORO WA 5514               20  10  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)
-JACKAL 6193                   5   3  1    67       NASTY MOB (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       13  11  1    66       D.R.I. (536)
 CROW BAR 6332                 8   2  0    64       METAL MARVELS (548)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             14   7  0    63       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHAMAN 1706                  11   2  0    59       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SKY 6236                 6   3  1    56       LAKOTA (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              12  18  0    54       KANO CLAN (106)
 BLACK TIGER 1705              7   7  0    54       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VERGIL 6169                  10   7  0    53       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-WEST WIND 5125               10   6  1    52       LAKOTA (362)
 HAMSUN 6289                   5   7  0    48       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SHERWOOD 6208                10  12  0    47       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VENGEFUL VULTURE 4604         5   5  0    42       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278            9   4  0    41       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VULGE 6260                    7   7  0    40       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DOILY 6298                    5   1  0    40       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-MOLTEN METAL 6333             6  10  0    39       METAL MARVELS (548)
-VINCENT 6324                  6   1  0    36       METAL MARVELS (548)
 NERVE RAKER 1874              8   7  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633          7   7  0    34       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-BRAVOS 6368                   3   1  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEGA ROKU 6091                4   1  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
-HADRIAN 6361                  3   1  0    32       WARMASTERS (551)
 QUINTUS REX 6243              4   2  2    31       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 TIBERIUS 6357                 2   2  1    31       WARMASTERS (551)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              4   1  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 GLASS CEILING 6299            4   3  1    27       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 BONEFACE 6372                 1   3  0    27       RAGING LORDS (552)
-BAD HANDWRITING 6276          3   1  0    25       LAKOTA (362)
-ROAD RUNNER 6237              4   0  0    24       LAKOTA (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR. DREAM 1709                6   4  0    22       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-BUBONIC BEN 6252              5   3  0    22       NASTY MOB (456)
 BRUTUS 6360                   4   1  0    22       WARMASTERS (551)
-LEAD 6316                     5   5  0    20       METAL MARVELS (548)
 CRAZYSKULL 6369               2   2  0    20       RAGING LORDS (552)
-KARNAX 6174                   1   1  0    20       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-ELITE GUARD 6344              4   2  0    18       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-COWPOKE 5289                  2   0  0    18       EMPLOYMENT (464)
 HOOLIGAN 6374                 2   2  0    18       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 CONRAD 6308                   3   7  1    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GENGHIS TRON 6311             4   3  1    16       D.R.I. (536)
-VICTOR 6358                   2   2  1    16       WARMASTERS (551)
-LURKER 6264                   2   0  0    16       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
-CHICKEN RANCHER 5291          2   0  0    16       EMPLOYMENT (464)
-FOORMAN 6346                  4   2  0    14       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-CANNON FODDER 6342            4   2  0    14       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 BLEDD 6351                    3   4  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VASE 6362                     2   2  0    12       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 VELARIA 6256                  2   3  2    11       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BLOODLUST 6402                1   0  0    11       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 THE LEPER 6400                1   0  0    11       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-SKIRMISHER 6343               2   4  0    10       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-FIRST RESERVE 6345            2   4  0    10       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 CHASSIS 6375                  1   2  0     9       METAL MARVELS (548)
-ATTILA 6376                   1   0  0     8       NASTY MOB (456)
 GREY GROUSE 4689              1   4  0     7       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 CICERO 6262                   1   3  0     6       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 SHAKA CONNIE 6381             1   2  0     5       D.R.I. (536)
-SEVERO 6359                   0   4  0     4       WARMASTERS (551)
 THE OLD COBBLER 6385          0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
 RAGING BULL 6386              0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KHUBLA CON-AIR 6350    1  2 0 D.R.I. 536            TIBERIUS 6357         543 JUST REV
STRIKER 6388           0  1 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  WURM KIN 414          546 NONE    
WOS 6389               0  1 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  QUICKSILVER 406       546 NONE    
BLUEBEARD 6387         0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         SHEWISH GIANT 408     546 NONE    
GANG BANGER 6364       1  2 0 NASTY MOB 456         VICTOR 6358           544         
LOUSY 6401             0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       WURM KIN 414          546 NONE    
BLAH! 6399             0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       QUICKSILVER 406       546 NONE    
KILL ME 6403           0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       WURM KIN 414          546 NONE    
HATCHETFACE 6398       0  1 0 RAGING LORDS 552      VELARIA 6256          546         
SNAKELIP 6370          0  3 0 RAGING LORDS 552      GENGHIS TRON 6311     545 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grey Grouse -- What the hell's Doc LeGrand feeding you freaks?  Are there any human-
sized fighters in your flying side show? -- Hamsun

Bledd -- It's pretty obvious who the runt of Stik's litter is. -- Conrad

Crouching Hamster -- Hah hah haahh!  But as we all know, you shrinking rodent, the
better warrior doesn't always win. -- Bulgakov

Bonedust -- I agree, it's only appropriate you call me 'son'.  Any ancient archaic
feeble Alzheimer's ridden comatose corpse like yourself deserves all the self-esteem
they can muster. -- Sherwood

My dearest Sherman -- (shaking head sadly) Tsk, tsk...take heart, little buddy.  I
know it can be frustrating when you just can't beat somebody.  I'm sensing a little
bitterness in you lately!  And you've apparently been losing sleep worrying over my
stable's kill ratio??  Put your calculator to bed, my little feathered friend.  I'll
see what I can do to help you out.  And who knows, the way it's been going, I might
not graduate for five, six more turns, just think...(wistful evil grin)... -- Your
favorite fossil, Bonedust

Duelmaster Flamingo -- Nice challenge, nice win.  I'll try to return for another go
after taking care of other business. -- Bonedust

Nerve Raker -- Well, that oughta boost the old ego!  Mine, however, needs work.... --
Graveyard Tan
P.S.  Damn avoids never work!! ;)

Lead -- I must say, I'll look you up again if I need another easy win from an easy
target off an easy team.... -- Bravos (you knew that was coming, didn't you!?? ;))

Doily -- Damn, almost had you.  The Old Man is not happy with me. -- Vulge

Conrad -- Nice job avoiding the final bloodfeud, but I snuck the regular challenge
through, anyway.  Just too bad I couldn't make good on it, another underachiever! --
Bledd

Sherman -- You happy with the battle report now??  Welcome to Lungerville, Alastari!
-- Stik

Var -- Indeed a bit of an unorthodox design, but a stud nonetheless, truly.  Good
luck with him in the future! -- Stik

Sir Steel -- Looks like your ads last turn got, ah, misfiled with the Commission,
appears they ended up in Chimlevtal.  Glad everybody there knows my panties are in a
bunch, anyway. -- Stik

Glass Ceiling -- Some people manage to learn life's lessons by observing others,
others need to suffer the consequences themselves.  What part of punching a longsword
seemed like a good idea?  Might I make a suggestion?  Try a backup. -- Shaman

Bubonic Ben -- Indeed it did seem as if you were a bit under the weather when that
fight ended.  The plague slowing you down a bit? -- Tiger

BlueJay -- I am not used to going down that quickly--you seem to have some pretty
good aim.  Bluejays always were mean birds. -- Dream

Stik -- I'm baaaaack!  Sorry for my long absence from the Arena of Death.  Been real
busy elsewhere, but again plan to be more consistent over here! -- Dark Knight Toker

Ultraist -- Let's see if I can continue that kill streak I had going before I went
roaming around Alastari. -- D.K. Toker

Everyone to the Brokenbone as drinks are on me while my coffers are full.  Stik, hope
you don't mind as the B.B. will be full tonight! -- D.K. Toker

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LOUSY was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLUEBEARD was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BLAH! was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
WOS was savagely slain by QUICKSILVER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
KILL ME was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CROUCHING HAMSTER devastated TIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
BONEFACE vanquished GENGHIS TRON in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
MOMORO WA was viciously subdued by BULGAKOV in a 7 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MUSHIKU BO was overpowered by CROW BAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
HAMSUN overpowered NERVE RAKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VULGE demolished CONRAD in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge competition.
GRAVEYARD TAN luckily beat BLESSED BLUEJAY in a 3 minute Challenge match.
BRUTUS overcame BLEDD in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
HOOLIGAN overpowered SHAKA CONNIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHASSIS overcame GREY GROUSE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
FLAMING FLAMINGO devastated HART CRANE in a 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
BONEDUST was savagely defeated by CALPURNIA in a 1 minute brutal match.
ZERO savagely defeated VIOLENT PACIFICATION in a popular 3 minute bloody match.
CORDIAL CARDINAL devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
SHERWOOD was outwaited by VERGIL in a popular 9 minute gruesome match.
SHAMAN vanquished QUINTUS REX in a 4 minute mismatched fray.
BLACK TIGER overpowered GLASS CEILING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VENGEFUL VULTURE overpowered CRAZYSKULL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CICERO was luckily beaten by THE LEPER in a popular 5 minute novice's duel.
VASE savagely defeated THE OLD COBBLER in a 3 minute gruesome novice's melee.
VELARIA put to death HATCHETFACE in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
RAGING BULL was handily defeated by BLOODLUST in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  12 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  26 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  33 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  33 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  47 -  3      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  28 -  0      36  |

Turn 546 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570      14   9  0  101 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
AIMED BLOW       ZERO 6152                  13   3  0   94 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
PARRY-LUNGE      CORDIAL CARDINAL 3546      15  14  0   93 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALPURNIA 6173              9   7  1   89 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              13   4  1   84 LITERATE LOONS (538)
TOTAL PARRY      VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180  16   7  0   78 D.R.I. (536)
STRIKING ATTACK  CROW BAR 6332               8   2  0   64 METAL MARVELS (548)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORDIAL CARDINAL 3546.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SHERWOOD 6208.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZERO 6152, 
BULGAKOV 6244, CICERO 6262, BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, HOOLIGAN 
6374, VULGE 6260, FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570, CALPURNIA 6173, and CORDIAL CARDINAL 3546.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGING BULL 6386.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE LEPER 6400, CRAZYSKULL 6369, GLASS CEILING 6299, QUINTUS 
REX 6243, SHAMAN 1706, VERGIL 6169, BONEDUST 6098, HART CRANE 6207, GREY GROUSE 4689, 
and SHAKA CONNIE 6381.