DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2006    Duedate: 01/02/2007

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWIMMING
SPORTS (497)
(21-5693) [14-6-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWIMMING                       LURKER
SPORTS (497)                   FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
(21-5693) [14-6-0,129]         (21-6264) [4-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHERWOOD                       HART CRANE
LITERATE LOONS (538)           LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6208) [11-15-0,52]         (21-6207) [12-14-2,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAKOTA (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (538)        33
2. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         26      SPORTS (497)
3. DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)   26      Unchartered Team
4. KANO CLAN (106)             24
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         21      LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPORTS (497)              29  14  0 67.4   1/ 1 LAKOTA (362)              9  6 0
 2/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       51  35  0 59.3   2- 3*PHILTHBALLS (554)         8  2 1
 3/ 2 METAL MARVELS (548)       49  35  1 58.3   3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 0
 4/ 0*LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       20  15  0 57.1   4/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 5/ 5 LAKOTA (362)             250 190 12 56.8   5/ 9 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57)  7  8 0
 6/ 6 D.R.I. (536)              74  58  7 56.1   6/ 4 METAL MARVELS (548)       6  8 0
 7/ 4*IN MY ROOM (545)           5   4  1 55.6   7/10 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
 8- 7*PHILTHBALLS (554)         11   9  1 55.0   8/ 7 SPORTS (497)              5  1 0
 9/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      346 294  8 54.1   9/ 6 D.R.I. (536)              5  5 1
10- 9*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       15  15  2 50.0  10/ 0*LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       4  1 0
11/11 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57) 443 447 38 49.8  11/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           4  5 0
12/13 NASTY MOB (456)          115 134 10 46.2  12/14*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    3  9 0
13/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)      59  71  5 45.4  13/16*IN MY ROOM (545)          2  1 0
14-15*WARMASTERS (551)          13  17  2 43.3  14-13*RAGING LORDS (552)        1  2 0
15/17 KANO CLAN (106)          180 254 10 41.5  15-17*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       1  3 0
16-18*RAGING LORDS (552)         7  19  0 26.9  16/11 NASTY MOB (456)           1  5 1
17/19*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     5  17  0 22.7  17-15*WARMASTERS (551)          0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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.

This is it!  I write this column at the pinnacle of my career and on the eve of the
most important fight of my life!  Once before, I've fought a fight of this type of
magnitude.  Round 10 of the Adepts, with a TV on the line.  This fight is perhaps
even more significant, with immortality on the line!

My challenges were submitted against Bonedust, who I have beaten before.  But when
you've got two choices, one which favors you and one which does not, it seems a
simple choice for all but a fool.  I like to think I'm not a fool, but perhaps I'm
only fooling myself.

If I win, my final fight will be in the Dark Arena.  I've heard the resurrection
process is painful, but that just gives me extra incentive to win against a beast.
If I lose, I'll be waiting tables until Assur calls on my services again for a future
champions tournament.  May this quote not describe me....

     "The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you
     have lost."
     -- George Shultz

-- Swimming

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at NASTY MOB's 
guildhouse after a 0-3-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 16th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS went 4-1-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  BULGAKOV 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VIOLENT 
PACIFICATION and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, LURKER put down RED BRIGADE, causing him to lose 11 points of 
recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week 
as BLACK TIGER boldly challenged SWIMMING in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  Not for nothing has SWIMMING in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to 
the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city SUNSET.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  GRIM FANDANGO is feared.  This much I can say.  Apparently 
the stalwarts of NOMADIC TRIBE are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging 
board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  FLAMING FLAMINGO take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in SUNSET.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of 
his heart.  True, BRAVOS?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of VINCENT?  Few 
would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as VINCENT was defeated by BRAVOS.  Is 
this what passes for courage in SUNSET?  I can not but mention with disdain the name 
of GRAVEYARD TAN who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought GRAVEYARD TAN showed great skill and promise when he 
subdued BLESSED BLUEJAY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWIMMING 5693                14   6  0   129       SPORTS (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HART CRANE 6207              12  14  2    95       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VOLLEYBALL 5691              14   6  0    94       SPORTS (497)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULGAKOV 6244                14   7  1    90       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLACK TIGER 1705             10   8  0    85       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              15  19  0    77       KANO CLAN (106)
 CROW BAR 6332                10   4  0    77       METAL MARVELS (548)
 FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570        15  12  0    76       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 NERVE RAKER 1874             11   8  0    75       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    17   9  0    73       D.R.I. (536)
-MATSUDA KAO 5712             15   7  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  10  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHAMAN 1706                  13   4  0    68       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BRAVOS 6368                   6   2  0    67       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       14  13  1    60       D.R.I. (536)
 WEST WIND 5125               12   8  1    59       LAKOTA (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVEYARD TAN 6278           12   4  0    53       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SHERWOOD 6208                11  15  0    52       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HAMSUN 6289                   7   9  0    47       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MOLTEN METAL 6333             7  11  0    46       METAL MARVELS (548)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237              7   1  0    46       LAKOTA (362)
-JACKAL 6193                   5   5  1    45       NASTY MOB (456)
 BAD HANDWRITING 6276          6   2  0    44       LAKOTA (362)
 BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633          8  10  0    42       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 VENGEFUL VULTURE 4604         6   8  0    42       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MEGA ROKU 6091                5   3  2    41       KANO CLAN (106)
 VINCENT 6324                  7   4  0    39       METAL MARVELS (548)
 LEAD 6316                     8   6  0    38       METAL MARVELS (548)
-GLASS CEILING 6299            5   3  1    38       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-HADRIAN 6361                  4   2  0    38       WARMASTERS (551)
 VULGE 6260                    8  10  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DOILY 6298                    5   2  0    34       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURKER 6264                   4   1  0    33       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 DR. DREAM 1709                8   6  0    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SUNSHINE 6414                 3   0  0    32       LAKOTA (362)
 GENGHIS TRON 6311             6   4  1    29       D.R.I. (536)
 FLOOR 6287                    3   0  0    29       IN MY ROOM (545)
 RED ROBIN 6413                3   1  0    25       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-THE LEPER 6400                4   0  0    24       PHILTHBALLS (554)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONRAD 6308                   4  10  1    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-BRUTUS 6360                   5   2  0    21       WARMASTERS (551)
 ELITE GUARD 6344              5   2  0    20       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 SKIRMISHER 6343               3   4  0    20       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 FIRST RESERVE 6345            3   4  0    20       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-TIBERIUS 6357                 2   3  1    20       WARMASTERS (551)
-DARLA 6416                    2   0  0    20       PHILTHBALLS (554)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAKA CONNIE 6381             3   3  0    19       D.R.I. (536)
 MISASHI SAN 6084              5   3  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
-BLOODLUST 6402                3   1  0    18       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 DRIVE BY SAMURI 6390          2   1  1    18       D.R.I. (536)
 CANNON FODDER 6342            5   2  0    17       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 FOORMAN 6346                  4   3  0    15       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-BONEFACE 6372                 1   4  0    15       RAGING LORDS (552)
-WICCAN 6415                   1   1  0    14       PHILTHBALLS (554)
-VICTOR 6358                   2   4  1    13       WARMASTERS (551)
-ATTILA 6376                   2   0  0    13       NASTY MOB (456)
-DUNG 6419                     1   0  0    13       RAGING LORDS (552)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432          1   0  0    13       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-VASE 6362                     2   2  0    12       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 RED BRIGADE 6408              1   1  1    12       NASTY MOB (456)
-SEVERO 6359                   0   6  0    12       WARMASTERS (551)
 SILVERBLEED 6379              0   3  0     9       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 NETHERBORN 6407               1   2  0     6       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           1   0  0     6       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-WINDOW 6288                   1   1  0     4       IN MY ROOM (545)
-LACE 6404                     0   1  0     3       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-RAGING BULL 6386              0   2  0     2       RAGING LORDS (552)
-MOLECULES 6285                0   1  0     1       IN MY ROOM (545)
 LOIN CLOTH 6431               0   1  0     1       LAKOTA (362)
-GRIMLORD 6412                 0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
 MONTRIEUX 6433                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SYENDRAD 6406          0  3 0 FORCED VENGEANCE 542  MR. TWISTER 405       550 NONE    
LIGHT FIXTURE 6286     1  1 1 IN MY ROOM 545        STONE GOLEM 413       550 NONE    
LITTLE FLOWER 6367     2  1 0 LAKOTA 362            RED BRIGADE 6408      549         
CHASSIS 6375           1  5 0 METAL MARVELS 548     DRIVE BY SAMURI 6390  550         
BUBONIC BEN 6252       6  5 0 NASTY MOB 456         BANDIT PRINCE 412     550 NONE    
PIT BULL 6440          0  1 0 NASTY MOB 456         ARENAMASTER HARTH 410 550 NONE    
HATCHETFACE 6398       0  1 0 RAGING LORDS 552      VELARIA 6256          546 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stik -- Will Farell?  That's quite imaginative, but picture this.  Dec. 4, my first
night in Bangkok, I'm enjoying my meal on the walk, 3500 bucks in my shirt pocket,
and a young man greets me, displays a knife, and demands money.  There was a quick
commotion, the young man limps away, unable to wield his weapon, perhaps unable to
play piano for quite sometime, and I have a new trophy to bring home.  I work just as
well off the sands as I do on them.  But as for my team here in 21, my team record
does not reflect their potential, but if you seen what they are made of, you would
probably wet yourself, then faint.  Don't piss me off. -- General Ikillu, the
Ravaging Lord of the Allied Axis
P.S.  I also finished my meal. -- Ikillu

Mr. Stick -- Do not let that golden longsword go to your head.  I see that everyone
here is out to kill you, or "lop it off".  Such venom!  I love it. -- Sir Steel

Shaman -- I can talk; you can listen.  You can also try me on for size, Medicine
Bimbo. -- Sir Steel

A two-bit, lah-lah sport, no-kill basher heads up Sunset?  Clearly a pretty little
Sunset with a dinky rah rah basher is an Andorian sight to see.  Arena Of Death?
Bah, Humbug. -- Sir Steel

West Wind -- It would be best if you could challenge someone nearer your mediocrity.
Perhaps, then, you would have a chance at a win. -- Crow Bar

Vulge -- What's-his-name keeps losers on the team like you? -- Molten Metal

Bravos -- I will give your manager credit for that challenge.  The Cad! -- Vincent

Merry Christmas to all and to all a lost fight. -- The Metal Marvels, Sir Steel,
manager

Assur -- Leaving already?   Oh poor us, I'm sure we'll all be just heartbroken to see
you go.  I see Philthy Phil and Sir Steel are silently sobbing into their beer mugs
already.  Don't forget to give Stik and his boys a little incestuous group hug on
your way out the door. -- Sherman, mgr. Literate Loons

Dr. Dream -- I agree, that was an interesting battle.  Well fought on your part.
Expect a challenge rematch.  What's that? Ohh, sorry, I didn't realize you were back
in the initiates.  Well, when or if you ever manage to graduate from kindergarten,
perhaps we can try it again. -- Sherwood

Bonedust -- Another down-challenge?  No, not from you guys, what a shock!  At least
you'll be leaving this place the same way you came into it; arrogant, sleazy, and
totally predictable. -- Bulgakov

Shaman, the manager -- I suppose I should clarify for my ads.  I never expected my
name to be in use when I returned to the sands! -- Shaman, the Warrior

V.P. -- Why are you always able to catch me when I'm experimenting? -- Shaman, the
Warrior

Flamingo -- You wanted a rematch?  Feel free to try a third time. -- Black Tiger

Road Runner -- Well, that was dull.  Feel free to waste 15 minutes of someone else's
time next turn. -- Dream

General Ikillu -- Welcome to Sunset.  Sorry 'bout the inclusion of you in things with
your erstwhile alliance-mate, sounds like you've got some discussing to do.  You're
as welcome here as anyone, it's just that most of us don't dig the old 80's style
chest-thumping/name-calling schtik (pun intended!) anymore, it's kind of gone out as
players and game have both matured.  Please do speak up, though, and keep things
lively, and challenge/avoid/bloodfeud how you wish, this is a Delarq arena, after
all! -- Stik

All -- At long last, Bonedust gets the call!  He was 11(+1)-8-18-15-17-9-7 SL, +3
init, +4 dec., master in init, adv exp attack, exp in decise, did tremendous damage
of course!  Faves were SC, VH/VL, learned parry.  Even with the low DF, he did love
his scimitar!  Started with a -4 parry rating and almost had his expert at
graduation, the second slasher I've graduated from 21 with a parry fave...didn't know
about his decise bonus until he finally learned a couple of them at like 30 FE,
sheesh!  He was a born scum hunter, I only regret that he didn't fight more of them
and plant a couple, couldn't get him to kill!  Off to retirement for him now! -- Stik

Duelmaster Swimming -- Well spoken.  There are a few of us old Delarqs still around,
however.  Damion, Doc Legrand, myself, Doc Steele, and if Ultraist would ever
reactivate.... -- Stik

Molten Metal -- Don't know how you got away with that one...!$%# lungers... -- Vulge

Vincent -- What can I say but thanks!  I had challenged you, but I guess the random
matchup worked out all right anyway! -- Bravos

Mega Roku -- You're not so tough. -- G.T.

Bulgakov -- Been looking for that matchup for a while now!  You and your manager can
sleep easier now that I'm gone, at any rate! -- Lord Protector Bonedust

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena
1.  No tournament play for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena.
5.  Twenty teams required, per RSI.
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead).
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.
     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUBONIC BEN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYENDRAD was dealt death by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
LIGHT FIXTURE was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
PIT BULL was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLACK TIGER was devastated by SWIMMING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
SHAMAN was savagely defeated by HART CRANE in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
MUSHIKU BO overpowered CROUCHING HAMSTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BRAVOS devastated VINCENT in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge competition.
SHERWOOD was vanquished by FLAMING FLAMINGO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HAMSUN vanquished VULGE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GRAVEYARD TAN viciously subdued BLESSED BLUEJAY in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
GENGHIS TRON was overcome by VENGEFUL VULTURE in a popular 1 minute Challenge bout.
MEGA ROKU subdued DR. DREAM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
CHASSIS was easily killed by DRIVE BY SAMURI in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
MISASHI SAN was demolished by SUNSHINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LURKER handily defeated RED BRIGADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
FLOOR viciously subdued CONRAD in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BONEDUST devastated CROW BAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
VIOLENT PACIFICATION was savagely defeated by BULGAKOV in a 3 minute veteran's match.
VOLLEYBALL overpowered WEST WIND in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
NERVE RAKER devastated BAD HANDWRITING in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LEAD slimly lost to ROAD RUNNER in a tiring 7 minute gruesome match.
SHAKA CONNIE slimly won victory over FOORMAN in a 2 minute bloody fray.
SILVERBLEED was luckily beaten by ELITE GUARD in a popular 1 minute match.
CANNON FODDER defeated NETHERBORN in a exciting 5 minute duel.
SKIRMISHER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FIRST RESERVE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.
RED ROBIN savagely defeated MONTRIEUX in a 5 minute gory beginner's duel.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute mismatched bout.
CRYSTAL CONDOR won victory over LOIN CLOTH 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                  11         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  17 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  21 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  30 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  35 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  60 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  43 -  3      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  21 -  1      40  |

Turn 550 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SWIMMING 5693              14   6  0  129 SPORTS (497)
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              14   7  1   90 LITERATE LOONS (538)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705           10   8  0   85 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570      15  12  0   76 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
TOTAL PARRY      VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180  17   9  0   73 D.R.I. (536)
AIMED BLOW       BRAVOS 6368                 6   2  0   67 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184     14  13  1   60 D.R.I. (536)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEYARD TAN 6278         12   4  0   53 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHERWOOD 6208.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HART CRANE 6207.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633, 
MEGA ROKU 6091, BULGAKOV 6244, NETHERBORN 6407, GRAVEYARD TAN 6278, LURKER 6264, 
SHAKA CONNIE 6381, BRAVOS 6368, HAMSUN 6289, and VENGEFUL VULTURE 4604.

The least popular fighter this week was ROAD RUNNER 6237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MONTRIEUX 6433, LEAD 6316, LOIN CLOTH 6431, ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 
6432, CANNON FODDER 6342, BAD HANDWRITING 6276, WEST WIND 5125, CROW BAR 6332, CONRAD 
6308, and MISASHI SAN 6084.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWIMMING (21-5693) SPORTS (497)

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

BONEDUST (21-6098) GRIM FANDANGO (454)