DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2008    Duedate: 12/16/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-601

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GAMMA
DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6618) [14-7-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GAMMA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH MOB 4 (567)              
(21-6618) [14-7-1,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOORMAN                        BARON TONE
LIGHT BRIGADE (549)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6346) [24-29-0,101]        (21-6249) [18-17-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD OPERA (323)           42
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         36      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           31      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (533)              20
5. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      20      SHAOLIN-ISH (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      214 120  9 64.1   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      12  3 1
 2/ 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    86  49  3 63.7   2/ 2 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        10  5 0
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)           121  70 10 63.4   3/ 4 SEA DOGS (533)            8  7 1
 4/ 3 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         74  48  2 60.7   4/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     96  80  6 54.5   5/ 5 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       6  9 1
 6/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      477 409 16 53.8   6/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
 7/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)      136 128  3 51.5   7/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
 8/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     171 209  9 45.0   8/ 9 MINISTRY OF SKA (496)     4  4 1
 9/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)          247 340 16 42.1   9/ 7 KANO CLAN (106)           4  4 0
10/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)        555 829 21 40.1  10/ 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    3  2 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 611): TONY SIRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 493): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 619): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 615): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 572): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 564): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 548): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 499): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 449): INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 493): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 611): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 493): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 619): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 615): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 572): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 564): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr,(
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 253): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 548): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 499): DARK HORSEMEN (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 240): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 449): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 204): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 493) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 614): CHIOS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
                           VEGAS, BABY! Of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 601): FROO-FROO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 600): TOE PUPPET of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 600): ASSASSIN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
                           KEROUAC of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for PILSON, who flew 
up 22 points in the rankings after mashing LAGERKVIST like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was LAGERKVIST, who dropped 17 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with PILSON.  Drawing on all of 
his experience as a 16-16-1 warrior, KEROUAC went for the Duelmastership against 
ASSASSIN this week.  It's a proud day for the LITERATE LOONS stable, as their 
warrior, KEROUAC, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  Can you believe they are paying 
me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that NOMADIC TRIBE was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of NOMADIC TRIBE's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause GRIM FANDANGO beats feet every time NOMADIC TRIBE smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of FOORMAN, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just 
saying MOLOTOV will do.  He challenged 17 points down to trash MUTABA IRO.  Here is a 
definition of happiness:  MUTABA IRO bested MOLOTOV to go from 10 to 25 recognition 
points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, STAY GOLD went after GAMMA, 
who was higher by 20 points.  Well, when the dust settled, STAY GOLD was bested by 
GAMMA.  SHROUD of GRIM FANDANGO had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 
points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought SHROUD showed great skill and promise 
when he lost to SURLY DECKHAND.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  We might as well mark the passing of 
MORDECAI, who was relatively new to the arena at 2-1-0.  Probably killed before his 
first shave.  Congrats to KEROUAC for revenging the death of his teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding ASSASSIN a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances are great, but 
try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SUNSET giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAMMA 6618                   14   7  1   124       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THELONIUS 6631               15   3  1   118       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 VORG 6576                    17   8  0   106       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 FOORMAN 6346                 24  29  0   101       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 BLEDD 6565                   21  11  0    97       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568          19  13  0    94       SEA DOGS (533)
 STAY GOLD 6512               24  19  2    93       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595           18   9  0    93       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 PILSON 6643                   9   8  1    92       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645        9   7  2    87       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SALTY 6607                   13   8  0    86       SEA DOGS (533)
 TOAD LICKER 5830             19  10  0    81       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 WHITMAN 6531                 17  21  0    78       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955           8   4  0    75       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BARON TONE 6249              18  17  0    74       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SHROUD 6688                   6   1  0    73       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LAGERKVIST 6532              16  22  0    70       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALZAC 6536                  14  23  0    65       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGARE 6660                  11   3  2    61       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SARALEE JO 6686               6   2  0    59       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOGSNORT 6598                12  12  0    55       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SLYTHR 6597                  12  11  2    54       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RAIDER 6617                   9  13  2    52       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GROG SWILLER 6677             6   4  1    52       SEA DOGS (533)
 MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969          6   5  1    52       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 MERRY LEONA 6591              6  22  0    47       SWORD OPERA (323)
-DANG CHAO 6632                6   5  1    44       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHEWISH SAILOR 6687           6   2  1    36       SEA DOGS (533)
-LIU BONG 6630                 6   1  1    36       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE LAMONT 6675              7   6  1    32       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642          7  10  0    31       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN 6691         5   1  0    27       SEA DOGS (533)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              5   3  0    27       KANO CLAN (106)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 MOTTO MITSU 6694              3   3  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               3   4  0    25       KANO CLAN (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCKER PUNCH 6648             6   5  0    23       MINISTRY OF SKA (496)
 SUNSET MAULER 6695            2   1  1    21       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         2   2  2    20       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 MOLOTOV 6682                  3   6  0    15       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         1   0  0    15       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 ROLISTON 6697                 1   1  0     9       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MELLOW FELLOW 6038            1   0  0     5       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 KORRELNOS 6699                0   1  0     1       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MELVILLE 6698                 0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRAIN IN VAIN 6649      4  6 0 MINISTRY OF SKA 496  SHEWISH SAILOR 6687   600   
MORDECAI 6696           2  1 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    MIGHTY BOSSTONE 5969  601   
THAR STONEWALL 6652     4  7 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DANG CHAO 6632        598   
HAMMERTOE 6689          1  5 0 SWORD OPERA 323      SUNSET MAULER 6695    600   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grim -- Thank you.  I have joined some of my fellow mobsters from Valamantis in
Darkholm and don't plan on retiring. -- Korlac

Bledd -- Ouch, that did hurt. -- Vorg

Mt. Kano Erupts!  And, I suspect, nobody was afraid, but rather amused.  Threats from
teams that can't even win 43% of their fights even when down-challenging and ducking
fair bloodfeuds don't exactly inspire fear.  Do you honestly think admitting "we have
nothing to lose," because your record is so terrible is frightening to the rest of us
who have provided you with that record?  No.  You simply announce your cowardice to
all.  And your only defense?  Hiding from those would seek a fair fight.  At least
you're entertaining. -- Nomad and the Tribe

One Armed Bandit -- Thanks for the congratulations on top team.  It has been a goal
for awhile.  Now we need to keep the title! -- Nomad and his Tribe

Madam Butterfly -- I sincerely apologize for depriving you of Hammertoe.  Was he a

percussionist?  I suspect the problem is the lack of concentration.  When people try
to do too many things, like opera and dueling, most end up failing at both.  Alas for
poor Hammertoe, that seems to have been the case. -- Sunset Mauler

Lagerkvist -- I knew that was a possibility if you got the chance to swing.  Ah well,
at least you teach well.  Well fought. -- Ullrich

Rose -- To answer your former teammate, yes, I do hope to be around for awhile. --
Mordecai

Lead Instructor -- How odd.  I had actually been trying to avoid just that match-up
for the last few turns.  Yet, when it finally happened it was actually quite
successful.  Very nice. -- Jagare

Surly Deckhand -- Didn't you once have a very impressive record?  It took awhile, but
I did put you down. -- Thelonius

LP/DM Assassin -- Congrats on finally grabbing the throne and getting out of here,
with a kill even!  Hopefully a farewell column will appear from you and your seldom-
heard manager! -- Grim Fandango

Jorja -- Didn't mean anything bad by that "handicapped" comment, just referring to
your situation regarding running everything, and on maintenance generally.  Rock on.
-- Stik

Nomad -- Oh HO!!  You finally succeeded in awakening the sleeping idiot--err,
"giant!"  I'm just disappointed I wasn't mentioned anywhere in the tirade, heh.  I
thought you had some medication now for that chest-pounding illness, didn't you?? ;)
There WAS a little grain of truth in there, though, did you catch it?  They really
DON'T have a winning record to maintain!  Good hunting.... -- Stik

Thelonius -- Yeah, let's see your throne planning do any better this cycle! -- Gold
and Bledd, still hatching plans for escape

Baron Tone -- (shrug) Tin, maybe?? -- Stay Gold (Pony Boy, Stay Gold!)

Gamma -- Nice comeback challenge, youngster.  Watch out, now. -- Stay Gold

Raider -- Rats, not yet! -- Molotov, going back to searching for easier prey

LP Kerouac -- Nicely done and congrats on your invite!  Do us proud. -- Bledd

Saralee Jo -- Low, I know, but that's how "slythr'in" goes! -- Slythr

Slythr -- Euwh, a tall, slimy, hairy dwarf, just what I do NOT want to get up close
and personal with. -- Saralee Jo, biased and making no excuses

Sunset Mauler -- Damn.  I knew that bad toe was going to trip me up sooner or later.
I just didn't figure it would be this disastrous.  Damn. -- Ghost of Hammertoe
P.S.  I bet Madam Butterfly set it up; she hated me because I couldn't dance.  I kept
telling her, I'm a gladiator, what's the deal with dancing?  But she doesn't listen.

Mordecai -- Don't look at me, I don't cook.  I can't even boil water without burning
it, and you could use my hardboiled eggs as sling bullets. -- Rose Lamont

Shroud -- If that's a hint, I'm not listening.  Besides, I never respond to hints.
That would make things too easy for Madam B.  It's always a good plan, around here,
to impede Madam Butterfly in the completion of her projects.  The woman's a menace.
-- Baron Tone

Grog Swiller -- Euwh, your breath!  I can't even imagine how horrible it must taste
to kiss you, and I have NO desire to discover it by trial. -- Merry Leona

Lifeboat Captain -- But why put children on the lifeboats?  They gonna row? -- Ghost
of Hammertoe

Our congratulations to Assassin and Kerouac. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KEROUAC devastated ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
STAY GOLD was vanquished by GAMMA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
VORG savagely defeated FOORMAN in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge duel.
PILSON overpowered LAGERKVIST in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHROUD was devastated by SURLY DECKHAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAGARE bested GROG SWILLER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
MOTTO MITSU was overcome by SHEWISH SAILOR in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MOLOTOV was unbelievably bested by MUTABA IRO in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
ROLISTON was outwaited by SUCKER PUNCH in a 15 minute Challenge fight.
THELONIUS overpowered SALTY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
WHITMAN was overpowered by BLEDD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
RESERVE GUARD unbelievably bested TOAD LICKER in a 3 minute veteran's battle.
BARON TONE viciously subdued HOGSNORT in a action packed 7 minute veteran's conflict.
ULLRICH BLADESONG devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute uneven duel.
SUGAR MAGNOLIA overpowered SLYTHR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BALZAC was viciously subdued by SARALEE JO in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
MIGHTY BOSSTONE executed MORDECAI in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
MERRY LEONA handily defeated LEAD INSTRUCTOR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
RAIDER savagely defeated MAKITA KANE in a action packed 2 minute brutal fight.
THE MAGIC SHROOM was beaten by ROSE LAMONT in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert fray.
LIFEBOAT CAPTAIN bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute bout.
SUNSET MAULER demolished MELVILLE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
MELLOW FELLOW beat KORRELNOS in a popular 4 minute beginner's fight.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        34 -  18 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  15 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  3      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  26 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  20 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  35 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  27 -  1      29  |

Turn 601 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 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GAMMA 6618                 14   7  1  124 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
LUNGING ATTACK   THELONIUS 6631             15   3  1  118 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    VORG 6576                  17   8  0  106 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
AIMED BLOW       BLEDD 6565                 21  11  0   97 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    STAY GOLD 6512             24  19  2   93 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-STRIKE     PILSON 6643                 9   8  1   92 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 13   8  0   86 SEA DOGS (533)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955         8   4  0   75 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
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 BARON TONE 6249.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOAD LICKER 5830, 
PILSON 6643, GROG SWILLER 6677, RAIDER 6617, KORRELNOS 6699, SARALEE JO 6686, SHEWISH 
SAILOR 6687, THELONIUS 6631, BLEDD 6565, and RESERVE GUARD 6595.

The least popular fighter this week was SUCKER PUNCH 6648.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROLISTON 6697, MAKITA KANE 6681, LEAD INSTRUCTOR 6642, SLYTHR 
6597, HOGSNORT 6598, SHROUD 6688, MELLOW FELLOW 6038, MELVILLE 6698, MERRY LEONA 
6591, and MORDECAI 6696.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FOORMAN (21-6346) LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

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

ASSASSIN (21-6495) LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
KEROUAC (21-6566) LITERATE LOONS (538)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANVIL 4498 (159-110-2)                12  2  0         THE LAST STRAW       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BUTCHER 5374 (52-28-0)             0  2  0         NASTY MOB            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GROLSCH 5029 (56-10-4)                 4  3  0         REAL BEER            
RAJEREK 6045 (30-8-0)                  0  2  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GOLDENBEARD 6202 (26-5-1)              6  3  0         SEA DOGS             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHORAG 6011 (11-5-3)                   5  3  0         AGE OF EMPIRE        
ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922 (16-11-0)         1  3  0         MUSCLE MEN           
BLACK FLAMINGO 4510 (10-6-0)           0  2  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SURLY DECKHAND 6568 (18-11-0)          0  2  0         SEA DOGS             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THELONIUS 6631 (12-3-1)                5  3  0         NOMADIC TRIBE        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GROG SWILLER 6677 (5-2-1)              7  3  0         SEA DOGS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HULLABALOO 6582 (0-0-0)                6  3  0         TEAM CHAOS           
SHROUD 6688 (4-0-0)                    3  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNHOLY VANDAL 6584 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         TEAM CHAOS           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GANGPLANK RIDER 6159 (9-4-0)           5  3  0         SEA DOGS             
SPECKLED HEN 5053 (14-6-0)             3  3  0         REAL BEER            
MOMORO WA 5514 (22-15-0)               0  2  0         KANO CLAN            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK GOLD 3886 (14-5-3)               5  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
GREEN KING 5183 (3-2-0)                5  3  1         REAL BEER            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIZZLY 5380 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         REAL BEER            
MASAKA SAI 5107 (9-8-0)                0  2  0         KANO CLAN            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARD OF GLASS 6639 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         FURIOUS