DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2010    Duedate: 08/10/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIDEWINDER
SERPENTS HOLD (589)
(21-6883) [13-1-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WEASEL                         CHOCOLATE THUNDER
OMINOUS REIGN (584)            DEVIATION (593)
(21-6795) [19-8-3,172]         (21-6930) [4-1-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DISEASE                        DISEASE
DARK AT HEART (586)            DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6827) [13-16-2,94]         (21-6827) [13-16-2,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OMINOUS REIGN (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         38
2. DEVIATION (593)             29      SPORTS (497)
3. TOOL SHED (592)             28      Unchartered Team
4. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         26
5. SERPENTS HOLD (589)         25      DEVIATION (593)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIATION (593)           15   6  2 71.4   1/ 2 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       9  5 2
 2/ 0 SPORTS (497)              33  17  0 66.0   2/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  5 0
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      327 215 16 60.3   3/ 8 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 0
 4/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      603 487 25 55.3   4/ 1*TOOL SHED (592)           9  6 0
 5/ 6 GREDAN (583)              34  28  4 54.8   5/ 7 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  6 0
 6/ 4*TOOL SHED (592)           19  16  0 54.3   6/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 7/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       67  63  6 51.5   7/ 3 DARK AT HEART (586)       7  7 2
 8/ 7 DARK AT HEART (586)       76  72  4 51.4   8/ 9 SWORD OPERA (323)         7  7 0
 9/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       29  28  2 50.9   9/ 5*DEVIATION (593)           6  5 0
10/10 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        86  96  6 47.3  10/12 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       5  5 0
11/ 0*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)      7   8  0 46.7  11/15 GREDAN (583)              4  2 0
12/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)     266 322 14 45.2  12/13 THE RED BLADES (578)      4  6 0
13/ 0 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       34  42  0 44.7  13/17 TEAM SLIME (585)          4  8 1
14/12 THE RED BLADES (578)      66  85  1 43.7  14/14 BLOODTHIRST (591)         4 11 2
15/13 KANO CLAN (106)          273 371 21 42.4  15/10*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   4 11 1
16/15 TEAM SLIME (585)          25  36  2 41.0  16/11 KANO CLAN (106)           3  6 1
17/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        641 945 22 40.4  17/ 0*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)     1  0 0
18/16 BLOODTHIRST (591)         18  39  3 31.6  18/ 0 SPORTS (497)              1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   10  25  1 28.6  19/ 0 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  4 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 654): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): MARY ANN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): SAARVEGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 654): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 631): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 655): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 650): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 658): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 643): BACON MAKIN' (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 644): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): TOOL SHED (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 542): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 250): VIRUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 536) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 653): VAN DERMINT of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 536): IGNORANT BAUD of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 660): PERFECT DRUG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 641): STOWAWAY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hello, all!!  That was an unexpected suprise...  I didn]t think my challenge
would have a chance to go through because of the bloodfeuding, but hey I'll take it!
Thanks goes out to Angel for not killing me...  You'e a pretty scary chick... I'll be
avoiding... Hope to be here next cycle.  Be well Sunset!!

Sidewinder

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SUNSET!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as TOOL SHED is pushed out of 
top team by OMINOUS REIGN, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS, 
whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 15th.  NOMADIC TRIBE stable has parlayed 
this turn's 3-2-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd 
place.  Good work, guys!  The GRIM FANDANGO guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves 
to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And 
let's see, CHOCOLATE THUNDER fought VIRILE MAN and gained 18 points and contributed 
to DEVIATION's 2-3-0.  POCA has lost to TIME, falling 16 points, while helping make 
GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS a 1-4-0 turn.  YUEDEBAHL LITHA challenged for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone SERPENTS HOLD's warrior.  Defending his title for 
another turn, SIDEWINDER kept THE RED BLADES' warrior, YUEDEBAHL LITHA, from claiming 
the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at Cagliostro's Castle until they win.  Maybe?   
     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 NOMADIC TRIBE stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided NOMADIC TRIBE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was GRIM 
FANDANGO.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that PIKRITORI from 
NOMADIC TRIBE was SUNSET's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, 
BLOODSONG from GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS challenged up 19 points to fight WILD from the 
OMINOUS REIGN stable.  BLOODSONG perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was beat 
by WILD and ended up with 19 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  You gotta do what you gotta do.  KANO CLAN has sent DANG CHAO to the 
Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  LITO SKY has 
departed SUNSET, leaving THE RED BLADES without their 9-7-0 warrior.  Question, just 
what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  The manager of NOMADIC TRIBE will 
not be pleased to learn that PIKRITORI, a 5-2-1 fighter, has been killed at the hands 
of KANO CLAN's MOSHI HARU.  OMINOUS REIGN, with any luck THE RED BLADES will 
successfully bloodfeud WEASEL for killing such a warrior as LITO SKY.  Have a little 
decency, will ya?  Congratulations go out to GRIM FANDANGO, with REZUREKT revenging a 
bloodfeud against ANGEL of OMINOUS REIGN.  Is it really true that SUNSET has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIDEWINDER 6883              13   1  1   121       SERPENTS HOLD (589)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEASEL 6795                  19   8  3   172       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BLAKSUNN 6774                22   7  0   107       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ICE 6820                     13  11  0    96       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DISEASE 6827                 13  16  2    94       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REZUREKT 6805                15  13  1    90       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GRANDADDY SMURF 6783         15  13  0    90       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              19  22  0    88       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         12  16  1    86       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         13  20  0    85       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SASQUATCH 6816               13  12  1    80       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743             17  15  1    75       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787         12  13  0    74       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MOSHI HARU 6704               7   1  2    74       KANO CLAN (106)
-BLACK GOLD 3886              14   5  3    73       THE COLOUR OF NEON (354)
 DARKNESS 6841                13  10  1    70       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ANGEL 6846                   14   8  3    69       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOCOLATE THUNDER 6930        4   1  1    64       DEVIATION (593)
 SELIA DOVE 6832              14  11  0    62       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                10   3  0    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JONISSON 6780                12  18  0    59       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BORGES 6844                  10  11  1    58       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                10   3  0    57       GREDAN (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRE HAUTE 4522             12   7  0    53       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 JESICKA 6800                  9   3  0    51       TEAM SLIME (585)
 WILD 6863                     6  13  0    49       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PYNCHON 6810                 10  15  0    47       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RUIN 6862                     8  11  0    43       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ZONZALIN 6836                 7   5  0    43       TEAM SLIME (585)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               3   2  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
 VIRILE MAN 6865               9   9  0    42       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932          4   0  0    42       DEVIATION (593)
 SPIGOT 6925                   6   1  0    41       TOOL SHED (592)
-MAKITA KANE 6681             10   9  0    39       KANO CLAN (106)
-MUTABA IRO 6690               9  11  1    39       KANO CLAN (106)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910           5   6  0    37       THE RED BLADES (578)
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929        3   1  0    36       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIME 6920                     3   3  0    33       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GREY FATAL 2920               2   5  0    33       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 GANGOL 6793                   7   7  0    32       GREDAN (583)
 AGAMAMNON 6803                6   8  2    32       TEAM SLIME (585)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927          5   3  1    32       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-MILINA 6794                   6   5  2    30       GREDAN (583)
 CHESTERTON 6853               5  14  0    30       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THE DRILL 6951                4   2  0    30       TOOL SHED (592)
 MITER BOX 6961                3   1  0    28       TOOL SHED (592)
 VENOM 6908                    5   6  0    27       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 ALAZIR 6948                   3   3  1    27       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 GECKO 1375                    3   2  0    27       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        4   7  1    24       GREDAN (583)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JARYUL 6949                   4   2  0    24       BLOODTHIRST (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASS SEED 6923               3   4  0    21       TOOL SHED (592)
 BLOODSONG 2924                4   3  0    19       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               4   5  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BE'AL'TZAR 6947               2   4  1    19       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933           2   2  0    18       DEVIATION (593)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935             5   2  0    17       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 POCA 6945                     3   3  1    17       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 DRED 6970                     2   0  0    17       DARK AT HEART (586)
 FEYTALONY 6909                3   1  0    13       GREDAN (583)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-SALAMANDER 1392               1   0  0    10       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 BASEBALL 6918                 1   0  0     9       SPORTS (497)
 DESPAIR 6960                  1   0  0     9       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 DESPAIR 7001                  1   1  0     8       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MIME FLAYER 6968              2   1  0     7       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SAUVARN MAUR 7003             1   0  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)
-T. REX 1376                   1   1  0     7       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 KALLIA MAY 6941               0   7  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MURASAKI HITO 7008            1   0  0     6       KANO CLAN (106)
-BULLFROG 1413                 1   1  0     4       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 THE BUTCHER 6953              0   3  0     3       TEAM SLIME (585)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971             0   2  0     2       THE RED BLADES (578)
-MONITOR 1374                  0   2  0     2       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 CANNIBAL ANIMAL 7007          0   1  0     1       DEVIATION (593)
 MONTRIEUX 7005                0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 NYTE BLAYD 7009               0   1  0     1       BLOODTHIRST (591)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNOW WHITE 6937         2  2 1 420 B.C. 594         LAND OF HYPOCRIS 6931 641  NONE
SHADOWPUPPETIER 6969    1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     ALAZIR 6948           643   
SHADIZAR 6966           0  3 0 BLOODTHIRST 591      BLACK ORC             644  NONE
SHATAAS 6904            4  4 1 BLOODTHIRST 591      CHOCOLATE THUNDE 6930 641  REVENGED
DOOM 6952               0  2 0 DARK AT HEART 586    PIKRITORI 6928        640  REVENGED
LAND OF HYPOCRIS 6931   2  1 1 DEVIATION 593        POCA 6945             643   
ACHISH 6955             1  4 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 ARENAMASTER HART      644  NONE
POCO 6946               0  6 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 ARENAMASTER HART      644  NONE
MERSILUS 6781          16 11 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    ANGEL 6846            642  JUST REVENGED
DANG CHAO 6632          9 12 2 KANO CLAN 106        DARK CHAMPION         644  NONE
DOSTOEVSKY 6964         1  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   BE'AL'TZAR 6947       644   
PIKRITORI 6928          5  3 1 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    MOSHI HARU 6704       644   
SEE YA 7006             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    SPYMASTER             644  NONE
RAMON LALO 6894         5  7 0 SWORD OPERA 323      AGAMAMNON 6803        642   
LENI POOLE 6854        10  7 0 THE RED BLADES 578   WEASEL 6795           641   
LITO SKY 6861           9  8 0 THE RED BLADES 578   WEASEL 6795           644   
HSORLJ 6008             1  1 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    BLACK ORC             644  NONE
KILL PLEASE 6003        0  1 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    BANDIT PRINCE         644  NONE
LUCY 4523               2  3 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    SHEWISH GIANT         644  NONE
NEVER 5633              1  8 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    SHEWISH GIANT         644  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Wallace the Wall-Ace graduates.  Started 13-19-10-5-18-10-9, ending 15-21-10-
7-21-10-11.  Got his adv exp in parry last turn and despite it being his only rating,
it was enough to get the grad notice, apparently.  Faves were SH VL/VL, learned def.
actions (not really).  When I used a real weapon it was usually SH, but he didn't
show any real aptitude with it, too damn dumb.  He's my second TP to get off this

team, Drane being the first who went at 30-7 a couple years back.  I don't really
like running scum, but when you get a rollup that screams it, you grab it and take
the wins and go!  Asta La Vista, Wally, off to retirement! -- Stik

Angel -- Don't know what happened to derail our bloodfeud, but we will try to rectify
the situation this turn, most definitely. -- Grim Fandango

Ice -- Wow, I just show up, fall down, get up, and hey!  I've won a duel!  Sweet! --
Blaksunn

Grandaddy -- I had a feeling that might be coming, guess the avoids didn't do the
trick. -- Rezurekt

Wild -- Not good enough.  I see a night fight in your future soon, most likely. --
Blakskul

Weasel -- The one guy I'm avoiding and oh, hey, look who just randomly showed up!
%$#*&$... -- Lord Protector Wallace

Well, looks like Fizban went MIA last turn.  Fizzy, where are you, buddy?? -- Stik

DM Sidewinder -- Congrats on the throne.  Unless Wallace can knock you off this turn,
we see you there for a while... -- Grim Fandango

Tool Shed -- Nice three turn record.  So, can you tell us once and for all, just who
IS the sharpest tool in the shed?? -- Grim Fandango

Grey Fatal -- You just can't stay away, can you! -- Spigot

Elise Isla -- I sent my brother Sledge after ya.  Ha.  Hope you like his swing! --
The Drill

Walli -- I am not as dumb as I look. -- Sledgehead

Kallia May -- I am horrible with puns.  Just good with water spitting. -- Spigot

Dostoevsky -- We made beautiful music together last turn... will you please pass the
jelly? -- Fritersatafatfarm

Cult Member -- I have the perfect place in mind for you to upgrade your weapons and
armor. -- Row Dayo Drive

Kallia May -- I get by with a little help from my friends. -- Too Big To Fail

Bloodsong -- And so the Unchartered Recognition Leader award passes hands with a
little boom-sha-lak-lak-boom. -- Chocolate Thunder

Poca -- The hypocrisy of life!!! -- Ghost of Land of Hypocrisy

Ben's Bazaar -- We are Darq, aren't we?  =D  Though the rest of my teammates are
Sissies. -- Angel

Sidewinder -- Damn, I may try again.  Nice prediction that actually came true! --
Angel

Helga -- I guess you prefer snakes. -- Angel

Blaksunn -- I need to quit smoking.  My manager won't let me ease up.  Good defence.
-- Ice

Blakskul -- What's a few more losses, anyways, my manager says I wasn't supposed to
live this long but now he's keeping me around for laughs. -- Wild

Wallace -- Grats on the invite! -- Weasel

Chester -- I had fun ill have to come a calling again! -- Time

My predictions -- Sidewinder defends his seat and for once a DM stays at the top.  He
gets and invite and leaves this turn.  Okay, just wishful thinking, heh.  At least
two die this turn due to something other than a dark arena guy.  I'm not good at
these but wanted to throw it in there for fun since I enjoy them online.  It's nice
to see one of the past dms headed out finally.  Now just need to see the other three
hit the isle. -- Archelf

     If they hit all at once, it might sink.

Sledgehead -- Ouch.  Does your name mean you're like a guy I knew who always "lead
with his face" in fights?  It seems to work better for you than it did for him. --
Elise Isla

Mutabo Iro -- Oh, GOOD skills, thank you very much!  I'd even lose for skills like
that, but a win is better. -- Selia Dove

Graven Ward -- Are you sure the wards engraved on your armor don't count as magical
aid?  And if they don't, can you do that on MY armor, too?  I could use some help
here. -- Jonisson

Too Big to Fail -- Huh, looks like your name was well chosen. -- Kallia May
P.S.  I wonder if I should try for the "greatest losing streak" stakes here?

Our congratulations to Wallace. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

All -- Sorry I missed last turn.  And if I haven't already said "Howdy" to any of the
new teams, then Howdy!  Welcome to Sunset. -- Bill the Bard, mgr The Red Blades

Jesicka and Agamemnon -- I'll assume you were both whining about Lito's challenge of
Jesicka three or four turns ago.  If the completely intuitive mathematical concepts
behind 59 pts = 59 pts = Not A Downchallenge are beyond your comprehension I feel bad
for you. -- Bill the Bard

Weasel -- You are well named indeed.  And probably correct about our prospects of
success.  Good luck. -- Yuedebahl

Wallace -- I suspected I might be the beneficiary of an experiment.  Good luck last
time out on the sands. -- Lito

Dostoevsky -- I'm in favor of Cliff Notes.  Or over-a-cliff notes as the case may be.
-- Hope Springs

Lord Protector Wallace -- Congrats -- The Red Blades

26 July 2010
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DANG CHAO was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POCO was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NEVER was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
SHADIZAR was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
HSORLJ was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
LUCY was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
ACHISH was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
SEE YA was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
KILL PLEASE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena competition.
LITO SKY was easily killed by WEASEL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
REZUREKT vanquished ANGEL in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
MIME FLAYER was vanquished by ALAZIR in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA was overpowered by SIDEWINDER in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
TERRA SIGILLATA was defeated by MILLHAUSER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge match.
GRANDADDY SMURF was bested by BLAKSUNN in a 2 minute master's Challenge conflict.
MOSHI HARU killed PIKRITORI in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
CHOCOLATE THUNDER overpowered VIRILE MAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
OPHELIA DELPHI defeated JARYUL in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BLOODSONG was overpowered by WILD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
TOO BIG TO FAIL overcame AGAMAMNON in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
SLEDGEHEAD devastated FRITERSATAFATFARM in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
GREY FATAL overpowered WALLI WEEBLE in a exciting 3 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DOSTOEVSKY was slain by BE'AL'TZAR in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
WALLACE unbelievably bested DISEASE in a popular 10 minute gruesome veteran's contest.
SASQUATCH demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DARKNESS was viciously subdued by BUL GOBLINHEWER in a popular 3 minute master's fray.
ICE overpowered SELIA DOVE in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
GRAVEN WARD defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute duel.
JESICKA savagely defeated MITER BOX in a 3 minute expert vs. novice match.
PYNCHON was narrowly defeated by BLAKSKUL in a exciting 6 minute bloody fray.
GANGOL was viciously subdued by ZONZALIN in a popular 3 minute gory bout.
ZOLDIVAR vanquished VENOM in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
JONISSON overpowered CHESTERTON in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
BORGES beat SPIGOT in a 1 minute bout.
TERRE HAUTE outwaited RUIN in a crowd boring 10 minute master's match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was defeated by THE DRILL in a 2 minute struggle.
POCA was demolished by TIME in a 1 minute mismatched match.
YODLE LAYHE WHO overpowered GRASS SEED in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
ELISE ISLA luckily beat DESPAIR in a 3 minute brutal conflict.
KALLIA MAY was vanquished by GECKO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE BUTCHER lost to FEYTALONY in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
DRED demolished NYTE BLAYD in a 1 minute uneven competition.
HOPE SPRINGS was beaten by SAUVARN MAUR in a action packed 1 minute novice's fight.
DESPAIR won victory over MONTRIEUX in a 1 minute novice's struggle.
BASEBALL overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
CANNIBAL ANIMAL was defeated by MURASAKI HITO in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         LUNGING ATTACK    61 -  46 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         AIMED BLOW        34 -  29 -  5      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  24 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  33 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  58 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  34 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   49 -  60 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  24 -  1      38  |

Turn 644 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

BASHING ATTACK     8 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  8         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  9         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SIDEWINDER 6883            13   1  1  121 SERPENTS HOLD (589)
AIMED BLOW       WEASEL 6795                19   8  3  172 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
WALL OF STEEL    BLAKSUNN 6774              22   7  0  107 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  REZUREKT 6805              15  13  1   90 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   GRANDADDY SMURF 6783       15  13  0   90 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEN WARD 6743           17  15  1   75 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHOCOLATE THUNDER 6930      4   1  1   64 DEVIATION (593)
TOTAL PARRY      TERRE HAUTE 4522           12   7  0   53 TRIAL & ERROR (408)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DISEASE 6827.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DISEASE 6827.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738, 
ZONZALIN 6836, GREY FATAL 2920, JESICKA 6800, GRANDADDY SMURF 6783, BLAKSKUL 6899, 
OPHELIA DELPHI 6910, DARKNESS 6841, PYNCHON 6810, and DESPAIR 7001.

The least popular fighter this week was TERRE HAUTE 4522.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUIN 6862, MONTRIEUX 7005, NYTE BLAYD 7009, THE BUTCHER 6953, 
KALLIA MAY 6941, POCA 6945, VENOM 6908, MITER BOX 6961, AGAMAMNON 6803, and JARYUL 
6949.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLAKSUNN (21-6774) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

WALLACE (21-6707) GRIM FANDANGO (454)