DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/23/2008    Duedate: 05/06/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENBEARD
SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6202) [17-5-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENBEARD                    KORLAC
SEA DOGS (533)                 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6202) [17-5-0,98]          (21-6574) [4-4-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        MERRY LEONA
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6346) [16-21-0,69]         (21-6591) [2-10-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         36
2. LITERATE LOONS (538)        32      SEA DOGS (533)
3. LIGHT BRIGADE (549)         16      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           15
5. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           12      DEATH MOB 4 (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)            78  37  6 67.8   1/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      11  4 1
 2/ 2*DEATH MOB 4 (567)         27  15  1 64.3   2/ 3 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      161  95  3 62.9   3/ 2*DEATH MOB 4 (567)         8  6 0
 4/ 4 BAD BEAT (565)            45  38  4 54.2   4/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  5 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      436 376 15 53.7   5/ 9 BAD BEAT (565)            7  7 1
 6/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       92  92  0 50.0   6/ 4 SEA DOGS (533)            6  5 1
 7/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     138 162  9 46.0   7/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 1
 8/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)          220 310 14 41.5   8/ 5 KANO CLAN (106)           5  4 2
 9/10 SWORD OPERA (323)        522 783 20 40.0   9- 7 PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     4  5 1
10-11 PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     33  60  1 35.5  10/10 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 10 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 595): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): SOLDIER 2 of OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 558): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): BLAZING BLUR of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 603): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 599): REDLEGS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 602): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 594): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 433): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 477) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 595): SOUTLANCHOR of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 598): ORVERD QUILL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 584): NESTOR ORDH of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Warriors of Sunset,

I'm back on top, once again.  I have a busy few weeks planned, including an immortal
timed run at the Champions tournament, culminating in a Dark Arena match to show
Ahringol once and for all that I laugh at death.  While a bit disappointed with my
favorite weapon, my boss is pleased to have graduated his first and only natural
21/21.  It was a rough journey, including a two year detour to the land of the dead.
Now, it is done.

Onwards to immortality,

Mast Monkey

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  BAD BEAT turned their 2-2-1 turn into a 
5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see DUDE win a fight and gain 
28 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HAMMETT beat NEVERMOOR and NEVERMOOR lost 18 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  MAST MONKEY Dark Arena Challenged SPYMASTER for SUNSET's 
Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, 
SUNSET may be getting bland, as MAST MONKEY stays top dog in the city.  Baba Yaga's 
Bar and Grill, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From SUNSET's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SUNSET, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
NOMADIC TRIBE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like GRIM FANDANGO avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  LAGERKVIST was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     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.  Whoa!  I'll even buy MAST MONKEY a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  Ya gotta go sometime, and TENGRI KHAN's time was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad 
fighter, had he lived... (what?  me pity?).  The bigger they are, as they say.  And 
what I say is that DUDE had better watch out for NOMADIC TRIBE, seeing as TENGRI KHAN 
felled he this turn.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 GOLDENBEARD 6202             17   5  0    98       SEA DOGS (533)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFTER 6546                 14   4  0    97       BAD BEAT (565)
 HAMMETT 6488                 16  14  2    94       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAY GOLD 6512               17  10  2    89       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MISASHI SAN 6084             14  12  1    82       KANO CLAN (106)
 NEVERMOOR 6527               15   8  0    78       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LAGERKVIST 6532               9  13  0    75       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 KEROUAC 6566                  9   8  1    74       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FOORMAN 6346                 16  21  0    69       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEGA ROKU 6091               12  12  3    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLYTHR 6597                   6   4  2    66       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DUDE 6599                     5   4  3    66       BAD BEAT (565)
-DICK 6571                     9   7  0    64       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 URSA MINOR 6526              13  11  0    63       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-ROCK 6540                     6  13  1    62       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 BLEDD 6565                   11   6  0    60       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595            8   3  0    60       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 TILT 6544                    11   7  1    59       BAD BEAT (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSASSIN 6495                13  12  0    56       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 KNOTHANDLER 6555              7   3  1    55       SEA DOGS (533)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               9  22  0    52       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROSSMONT 6228                 8  14  2    52       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          12   4  0    49       SEA DOGS (533)
 BARON TONE 6249               9  10  0    45       SWORD OPERA (323)
 KORLAC 6574                   4   4  0    42       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 VORG 6576                     6   3  0    41       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 WHITMAN 6531                  9  13  0    40       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BALZAC 6536                   9  12  0    39       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-FRED 6537                     5  14  0    39       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 5   3  0    35       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAHAM 6588                   3   8  0    29       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589            6   5  0    27       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GAMMA 6618                    4   1  1    27       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALTY 6607                    3   2  0    21       SEA DOGS (533)
 SOMA 6635                     2   0  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 XIAN PING 6594                3   6  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              2  10  0    18       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THELONIUS 6631                2   1  0    17       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 PILSON 6643                   1   0  0    13       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-LIU BONG 6630                 2   0  1    10       KANO CLAN (106)
 RAIDER 6617                   1   5  0     8       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 DANG CHAO 6632                1   2  0     5       KANO CLAN (106)
 STELLITA 6634                 0   2  0     2       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CHASER 6636                   0   2  0     2       BAD BEAT (565)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          0   1  0     1       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GUTSHOT 6609            2  2 0 BAD BEAT 565         SLYTHR 6597           582  REVENGED
MANI 6633               0  1 0 BAD BEAT 565         LIU BONG 6630         583   
RAKE 6608               3  3 0 BAD BEAT 565         SLYTHR 6597           584   
IOPIA 6573              5  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      ROCK 6540             583   
MISAKI JIRO 6610        1  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        DUDE 6599             581  NOT REVENGED
TENGRI KHAN 6586        8  5 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DUDE 6599             585   
REED 6539               6 12 0 PENTAGONAL PINK 564  HAMMETT 6488          583   
SKELLIA 6616            1  2 0 SWORD OPERA 323      GAMMA 6618            582   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bad Beat -- Another of the striker horde bites the dust, and a tear is shed...or not.
Do your worst. -- Slythr

Tengri Khan -- My bell is still ringing after that one!  Well fought, and taught!! --
Stay Gold

Duelmaster Mast Monkey -- Congrats on the throne and your graduation.  Obviously my
"B" strat needs some tweaking...I'm avoiding this cycle, go play elsewhere! --
Nevermoor

Baron Tone -- I must say, I DID look good, didn't I?? -- Bledd

Best of luck to all Sunsetters in the spring tourney!  Sadly I'm sending no islanders
to this one, maybe next time. -- Stik

Rossmont -- You fight remarkably well for being depressed. -- Ursa Minor

Stay Gold -- Stay away.  I almost got you despite your sizable experience advantage.
At least the learns were good.  Of course, you learned well and won.  That is a
better plan overall. -- Tengri Khan

Chaser -- Oh now, do we really need another one of those in this arena?  Actually,
since I won, I think maybe we do need more warriors like you!  Welcome to Sunset! --
Thelonius

What, the Philthballs only wanted to come out and play for one turn?  Was the 1-4
proof that Sunset was too much of a challenge? -- The Tribe

Foorman -- You were too.  I can tell.  You snickered. -- Breakspere

Ursa Minor -- What a sweet little thing you are today.  A cuddly little theodora-
bear.  Let me make it up to you.  Dinner, a snuggle at the park on Arches Point
watching the sun go down, then take it from there as seems proper at the time.  Eh?
-- Rossmont

Bledd -- Damn.  I thought you were the one who was supposed to do that. -- Baron Tone
P.S.  Those butchers in the Infirmary are worse than useless.

Korlac -- Well, that makes my day.  Ouch. -- Merry Leona

Raider -- Ah.  I didn't realize that I was going to start with an act of, um, good
fellowship?  Try not to do that again, though.  At least, not to me. -- Stellita

Tengri Khan -- You are not a person I want to get cuddly with. -- Rossmont

Our congratulations to Mast Monkey. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAST MONKEY butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TILT was demolished by SLYTHR in a popular 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
KEROUAC was vanquished by GRIFTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STAY GOLD defeated MISASHI SAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
URSA MINOR vanquished VORG in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KORLAC was devastated by BLEDD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
DANTE FURIOSO was outwaited by HOGSNORT in a crowd boring 18 minute Challenge melee.
XIAN PING won victory over RAIDER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CHASER was viciously subdued by MERRY LEONA in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
NEVERMOOR was beaten by HAMMETT in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
GOLDENBEARD devastated FOORMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title conflict.
TENGRI KHAN was murdered by DUDE in a 1 minute gory mismatched match.
LAGERKVIST viciously subdued SURLY DECKHAND in a popular 2 minute gruesome conflict.
ROSSMONT was narrowly defeated by RESERVE GUARD in a action packed 5 minute struggle.
BREAKSPERE viciously subdued BALZAC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody master's bout.
BARON TONE savagely defeated WHITMAN in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.
ASSASSIN overpowered SALTY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
KNOTHANDLER was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bout.
GAMMA overpowered DANG CHAO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THELONIUS overpowered STELLITA in a 1 minute uneven fray.
SOMA handily defeated LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PILSON demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  19 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  35 -  8      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        30 -  28 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  29 -  2      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  15 -  2      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  27 -  0      39  |

Turn 585 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLDENBEARD 6202           17   5  0   98 SEA DOGS (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFTER 6546               14   4  0   97 BAD BEAT (565)
PARRY-STRIKE     HAMMETT 6488               16  14  2   94 LITERATE LOONS (538)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             17  10  2   89 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       NEVERMOOR 6527             15   8  0   78 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLYTHR 6597                 6   4  2   66 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    RESERVE GUARD 6595          8   3  0   60 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
BASHING ATTACK   SURLY DECKHAND 6568        12   4  0   49 SEA DOGS (533)
TOTAL PARRY      HOGSNORT 6598               5   3  0   35 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOORMAN 6346.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MERRY LEONA 6591.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAMMETT 6488, 
ROSSMONT 6228, MISASHI SAN 6084, BREAKSPERE 6189, LAGERKVIST 6532, BARON TONE 6249, 
ASSASSIN 6495, RESERVE GUARD 6595, WHITMAN 6531, and SURLY DECKHAND 6568.

The least popular fighter this week was HOGSNORT 6598.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DANTE FURIOSO 6589, CHASER 6636, LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642, STELLITA 6634, 
DANG CHAO 6632, TENGRI KHAN 6586, FOORMAN 6346, KORLAC 6574, KEROUAC 6566, and PILSON 
6643.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDENBEARD (21-6202) SEA DOGS (533)

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

MAST MONKEY (21-6158) SEA DOGS (533)

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."