DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2010    Duedate: 08/24/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-645

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIDEWINDER
SERPENTS HOLD (589)
(21-6883) [14-1-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WEASEL                         FRITERSATAFATFARM
OMINOUS REIGN (584)            DEVIATION (593)
(21-6795) [20-8-3,176]         (21-6929) [4-1-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DISEASE                        GECKO
DARK AT HEART (586)            REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
(21-6827) [14-16-2,103]        (21-1375) [3-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         44
2. 420 B.C. (594)              42      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. DEVIATION (593)             41      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATE LOONS (538)        40
5. BLOODTHIRST (591)           37      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)           18   8  2 69.2   1/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  4 1
 2- 2 SPORTS (497)              33  17  0 66.0   2/ 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)     10  5 0
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      329 218 16 60.1   3/ 9*DEVIATION (593)           9  6 0
 4/ 0*420 B.C. (594)            15  10  2 60.0   4/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 0
 5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      607 488 26 55.4   5/ 5 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  7 0
 6- 5 GREDAN (583)              34  28  4 54.8   6/ 1 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       7  8 1
 7- 6*TOOL SHED (592)           19  16  0 54.3   7- 4*TOOL SHED (592)           6  4 0
 8/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       69  66  6 51.1   8/10 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       6  5 0
 9/ 9 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       31  30  2 50.8   9/13 TEAM SLIME (585)          5  7 0
10/ 8 DARK AT HEART (586)       77  76  4 50.3  10/ 7 DARK AT HEART (586)       5  9 1
11/10 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        88  99  6 47.1  11/14 BLOODTHIRST (591)         5 10 2
12/12 LITERATE LOONS (538)     270 323 14 45.5  12/12 THE RED BLADES (578)      4  6 0
13/14 THE RED BLADES (578)      69  87  1 44.2  13/ 8 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 10 0
14/13 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       35  45  0 43.8  14/15*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   4 11 1
15/15 KANO CLAN (106)          274 373 21 42.3  15/ 0*420 B.C. (594)            3  2 1
16/16 TEAM SLIME (585)          27  38  2 41.5  16/16 KANO CLAN (106)           3  6 1
17/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        641 950 22 40.3  17-11 GREDAN (583)              2  1 0
18/11*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)      7  11  0 38.9  18/19 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       2  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 BLOODTHIRST (591)         20  42  3 32.3  19-18 SPORTS (497)              1  0 0
20/19*GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   12  28  1 30.0  20/17*REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)     1  3 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 655): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): TWO-PIECE TOENAIL of 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): HARPOON of BUNION SQUAD (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): THE GRINCH of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 275): RATA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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 489): FARGO HAIL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): HOCKEY of GAMES CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 655): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 537): 042709A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 661): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 632): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 656): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 651): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 659): BONSUR LONG NAMES (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 644): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 645): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 375): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 592): I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (?, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): 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 489): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 226): STATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 537) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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   7 BONSUR (turn 659): CAJETAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 644): BLAKSUNN of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 643): WALLACE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 612): ELLIRIN IMBRAY of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 611): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 600): KARTIKAYA of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 599): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 591): COLDFISHFINGER of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 543): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 259): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in SUNSET, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--GRIM FANDANGO.  Those betting on GREDAN 
lost their shirt, as GREDAN lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  What's a move up 
by 6 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
DEVIATION.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but LITERATE LOONS 
will tell you 270-323-14 is nothing to laugh at...  DEVIATION had cause to celebrate, 
after FRITERSATAFATFARM got 22 points by beating JESICKA.  TIME certainly had a 
baffled expression on hers face, after losing to BLOODSONG and losing 16 points in 
the process!  Duelmaster SIDEWINDER from SERPENTS HOLD is going for the gold, as he 
challenged OMINOUS REIGN's ICE.  Ooh, the excitement!  SIDEWINDER successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by ICE of OMINOUS REIGN.  Does SUNSET have no one talented 
enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week 
and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of NOMADIC TRIBE, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of GRIM FANDANGO, so did that sorry team 
shy from NOMADIC TRIBE If challenges were horses, ICE could open up a fast food 
joint!  As a confidence booster, REZUREKT challenged DARKNESS, down 20 points.  Do 
you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, REZUREKT?  REZUREKT won victory 
over DARKNESS.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im 
brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  GECKO will face TERRE HAUTE, up by 26.  
Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  Soopreyes, soopreyes!  GECKO emerges from the fray 6 
points the richer.  Good show, GECKO!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Citizens of SUNSET, be sure to settle your debts with MAKITA KANE of KANO 
CLAN.  He's relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  Like a 
tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, VENOM of SERPENTS 
HOLD has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  I get a special thrill from seeing 
innocent spawn like CHOCOLATE THUNDER from DEVIATION get pointlessly killed.  Good 
show, BLAKSKUL!  (No mercy.) Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was 
pleased to see LITERATE LOONS retaliate against BLOODTHIRST in bloodfeud!  Ask not 
for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  SUNSET, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill 
at Wildlife Unlimited.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIDEWINDER 6883              14   1  1   132       SERPENTS HOLD (589)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEASEL 6795                  20   8  3   176       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DISEASE 6827                 14  16  2   103       DARK AT HEART (586)
 GRANDADDY SMURF 6783         16  13  0    98       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 REZUREKT 6805                16  13  1    95       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILLHAUSER 6705              20  22  0    90       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE 6820                     13  12  0    90       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BORGES 6844                  11  11  1    80       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ANGEL 6846                   14   9  3    79       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         12  17  1    78       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743             18  15  1    77       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                11   3  1    77       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SASQUATCH 6816               13  13  1    74       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787         12  14  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)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         13  21  0    72       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DARKNESS 6841                13  11  1    71       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD 6863                     7  13  0    64       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 JONISSON 6780                12  19  0    60       SWORD OPERA (323)
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929        4   1  0    58       DEVIATION (593)
-ZOLDIVAR 6791                10   3  0    57       GREDAN (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRE HAUTE 4522             13   7  0    56       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 SELIA DOVE 6832              14  12  0    54       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PYNCHON 6810                 11  15  0    52       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VIRILE MAN 6865              10   9  0    51       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932          5   0  0    51       DEVIATION (593)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910           6   6  0    45       THE RED BLADES (578)
 RUIN 6862                     8  12  0    44       DARK AT HEART (586)
 JESICKA 6800                  9   4  0    43       TEAM SLIME (585)
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956               3   2  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
 ALAZIR 6948                   4   3  1    42       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-SPIGOT 6925                   6   1  0    41       TOOL SHED (592)
-MUTABA IRO 6690               9  11  1    39       KANO CLAN (106)
 ZONZALIN 6836                 7   6  0    39       TEAM SLIME (585)
 AGAMAMNON 6803                7   8  2    35       TEAM SLIME (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSONG 2924                5   3  0    33       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 GECKO 1375                    3   3  0    33       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
-GANGOL 6793                   7   7  0    32       GREDAN (583)
-MILINA 6794                   6   5  2    30       GREDAN (583)
 CHESTERTON 6853               5  15  0    30       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-THE DRILL 6951                4   2  0    30       TOOL SHED (592)
 POCA 6945                     4   3  1    28       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-MITER BOX 6961                3   1  0    28       TOOL SHED (592)
 SILVER HAZE 6940              4   1  0    27       420 B.C. (594)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 GREY FATAL 2920               2   6  0    25       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        4   7  1    24       GREDAN (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BE'AL'TZAR 6947               2   5  1    23       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-GRASS SEED 6923               3   4  0    21       TOOL SHED (592)
 GOD BUD 6939                  3   2  0    21       420 B.C. (594)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935             6   2  0    20       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927          5   4  1    20       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MASTER KUSH 6938              4   1  1    20       420 B.C. (594)
 JET BLAK 7012                 1   0  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DESPAIR 6960                  2   0  0    19       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               4   6  0    18       SWORD OPERA (323)
 JARYUL 6949                   4   3  0    17       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 TIME 6920                     3   4  0    17       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933           2   3  0    17       DEVIATION (593)
 CANNIBAL ANIMAL 7007          1   1  0    16       DEVIATION (593)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BUTCHER 6953              1   3  0    16       TEAM SLIME (585)
 DREYNAR 7023                  1   0  0    15       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 MIRAMOTO JUN 7015             1   0  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
-FEYTALONY 6909                3   1  0    13       GREDAN (583)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971             1   2  0    11       THE RED BLADES (578)
 UPDIKE 7018                   1   0  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 KALLIA MAY 6941               0   8  0    11       SWORD OPERA (323)
-BASEBALL 6918                 1   0  0     9       SPORTS (497)
 MIME FLAYER 6968              2   2  0     8       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 DRED 6970                     2   1  0     7       DARK AT HEART (586)
 DESPAIR 7001                  1   2  0     5       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SAUVARN MAUR 7003             1   1  0     5       SWORD OPERA (323)
 T. REX 1376                   1   2  0     5       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 BRUNU SQUALL 7017             1   0  0     5       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MURASAKI HITO 7008            1   1  0     4       KANO CLAN (106)
-BULLFROG 1413                 1   1  0     4       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 SALAMANDER 1392               1   1  0     4       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
-MONITOR 1374                  0   2  0     2       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 PERICOLOSO 7010               0   1  0     1       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 FALKIRK 7016                  0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WHITE WIDOW 6936        2  3 0 420 B.C. 594         MR. TWISTER           645  NONE
YOUR MOM 7000           0  1 0 420 B.C. 594         BANDIT PRINCE         645  NONE
MARTY GRAW 7013         0  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BANDIT PRINCE         645  NONE
SHADOWPUPPETIER 6969    1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     ALAZIR 6948           643   
NYTE BLAYD 7009         0  2 0 BLOODTHIRST 591      SHEWISH GIANT         645  NONE
SHATAAS 6904            4  4 1 BLOODTHIRST 591      CHOCOLATE THUNDE 6930 641  REVENGED
CHOCOLATE THUNDE 6930   4  2 1 DEVIATION 593        BLAKSKUL 6899         645   
LAND OF HYPOCRIS 6931   2  1 1 DEVIATION 593        POCA 6945             643   
HOLLY BIRD 7011         0  1 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 BLACK ORC             645  NONE
MERSILUS 6781          16 11 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    ANGEL 6846            642  JUST REVENGED
MONTRIEUX 7005          0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    MASTER KUSH 6938      645   
MAKITA KANE 6681       10 10 0 KANO CLAN 106        MR. TWISTER           645  NONE
DOSTOEVSKY 6964         1  3 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   BE'AL'TZAR 6947       644  JUST REVENGED
PIKRITORI 6928          5  3 1 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    MOSHI HARU 6704       644   
SEE YA 7014             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    QUICKSILVER           645  NONE
VENOM 6908              5  7 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    SHEWISH GIANT         645  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  NOT REVENGED
LITO SKY 6861           9  8 0 THE RED BLADES 578   WEASEL 6795           644   
OUT 7020                0  1 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    BLACK ORC             645  NONE
OUT 2 7021              0  1 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    MR. TWISTER           645  NONE
OUT 3 7019              0  1 0 TRIAL & ERROR 408    MR. TWISTER           645  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spigot -- Hey, where were you.  I waited and waited.  I didn't see you anywhere.
Does this mean we're through? -- Grey

Wild -- Nice learns, but this will have to be rectified. -- Bloodsong

Walli -- I know you liked it.  That was pretty good. -- Grey

Time -- I don't like your version of a pendulum.  It gives me a tummy ache. -- Poca

ALL -- Always gives us great personal joy and pleasure to KILL one of the Retard
Tribe... er... Nomad Tribe.  Serves the arrogant little MORON justice for sending one
of his out to fight without wearing any armor.  Am looking forward to killing another
one because he isn't wearing some armor protection.  And let that be a lesson to the
rest of you idiots that send your guys into the Arena without any armor.  If you have
a death wish for your warriors, then by all means continue with the failed 'No Armor'
mentality.  We love it when our opponents are not wearing anything! -- Kano Clan

Virile Man -- Mr. Dawkins thinks you may need a few more viagra, my man! -- Chocolate
Thunder

Agamamnon -- I think you might want to file chapter 11 after all. -- Too Big To Fail

Sledgehead -- I'm not sure what happened... all I remember was the buffet before the
fight, and the hospital food afterwards. -- Fritersatafatfarm

The Drill -- Guess I took a stroll down the wrong road. -- Row Dayo Drive

Murasaki Hito -- I'm not so sure that result is the same if we meet again. --
Cannibal Animal

All -- Say goodbye to your buddy Blaksunn!  Started 9-14-9-11-21-7-13, ending 11-16-
9-13-21-8-13, 19/7/22/26/10/13 at notice, appears mode.  Favors QS, HI/MOD, learns
parry.  I thought it was a typical MOD/LOW, seemed to work very well.  He is my fifth
waste to graduate off this team, joing Risc, Potomacc, Glimmor, and Tusk at the Isle.
I tried QS a couple times, but the ol' SC always did the trick.  Bumping ST/CN got
him up to good damage, normal carry, trem. endurance, and takes tremendous as well.
Bumped WT cause he learned like an 11 WT, SP went up to get normal coordination.  I
now have one more waste at the Isle than slashers, hopefully Rezurekt will soon even
it up again.  For his last fight I bloodfeuded Angel, looking for the kill in minute
2 if he survives minute 1.  Party tonight at the double-B for Blakky! -- Stik

Angel -- Bet you were thinking plate-clad target the whole way, weren't you?  That I
ain't.  Mersilus is avenged, at least partially... -- Rezurekt

Kallra -- Yum! -- Gecko

600 wins!  It is quite an accomplishment for Stik and Grim Fandango!  Certainly
worthy of a raised pint of whatever it is you drink!  Cheers!

Moshi Haru -- I can only assume that you will run and hide for the next four turns as
is your clan's habit.  Or perhaps you gained some courage while you were gone?  With
a 7 will the death was no great surprise, but Pikritori was a very nice warrior and
will be missed.  If given the chance, there will be a bloodfeud. -- Nomad and the
Tribe

Grey Fatal -- Nice challenge.  I'd say "wait till next time," but quite honestly, I
hope there is no next time. -- Walli

Darkness -- Sometimes things work out as I plan them.  Not frequently, it seems, but
sometimes.  I appreciate the rare win. -- Bul

What is with all the assassins around here lately?  Perhaps there is a high demand
from managers who have no other way of bloodfeuding Kano Clan?  Perhaps.  But they
appear to get caught and convicted a lot.  We can see why they prefer skulking around
in the dark, an open fight is clearly not their thing. -- Sasquatch and Graven Ward,
Assassin Punishers

Trial And Error -- I guess those 4 were all errors?  Welcome back to Sunset!
Returning was certainly not an error! -- Nomad and his Tribe

Reptiles -- Welcome back to you as well.  Hopefully you decide to give more than just
a Gecko a shot next time. -- Nomad and his Tribe

Sidewinder -- So how long are you planning on holding onto that seat?  Not that I
have anyone to dethrone ya so congrats and keep it warm for us for when I have
someone within range. -- Gentleben

Blaksunn -- Congrats on the invite, it could come at a better time.  Good luck on the
Isle and if retirement is in the cards for you look up Silver Smurfer he needs a
fishing partner. -- Gentleben

Alazir -- That one goes to you so this time I send the Who! -- Gentleben

Blaksunn -- Your defense has gotten better not that it was bad to begin with but now
you make me look like an inept adept. -- Grandaddy Smurf
P.S.  I hope I will be joining you fishing on the Isle.

Chocolate Thunder -- I heard the crack and started to count but I didn't even get to
one before the lightining struck, well fought but watch your back I have a sweet
tooth. -- Virile Man

Grass Seed -- I was trying to get a bag of seeds that was all, we didn't have to
fight really, but since you are so touchie you got it your way so you have only
yourself to blame. -- Yodle Layhe Who

Dark Arena Roll-Up Replacement Guy, or current occupant -- I have sent you a
sacrifice and would like a godling replacement if you would, I have a burning need to
get some wins. -- Gentleben
P.S.  And some anti-burn cream if you have any handy.
P.P.S.  You better make that anti-itching cream.

     Hey, if a godling comes into our hands, we don't let go! -- RUG #456723

Trial and Error and Reptile Rampage -- Welcome to Sunset, or should I say welcome
back.  It is good to have you here. -- Gentleben, manager Ben's Bazaar

Grandaddy Smurf -- You soooo wanted to win that fight, didn't ya?  Keep dreamin'. --
Lord Protector Blaksunn

Disease -- Thanks for the going away party! -- Lord Protector Wallace

Pynchon -- Well, we put on a show, anyway.  Nice fight. -- Blakskul

Welcome back to Trial & Error and Reptile Rampage!  Drinks on us tonight at the roken
Bone! -- Grim Fandango

Weasel -- Wow, those ARE sharp teeth... -- Grim Fandango

Ice -- Laugh if it amuses you, but help me cool down.  This weather is totally the
pits. -- Selia Dove

Chesterton -- You shouldn't have been Thursday, it threw your schedule off. --
Jonisson, Wednesday

Despair -- You're not quite convincing in that role. -- Elise Isla

Gecko -- As reptiles go, you aren't so bad.  Colorful.  I like that in a lizard. --
Kallia May

Hope Springs -- Ah, I know the place.  Over near Temptation Butte, right?  Good
water. -- Sauvarn Maur

Spigot -- We can do puns, but not today.  I don't know if it's the heat or a bug, but
today... no. -- Kallia May

Our congratulations to Blaksun. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera Cast

Weasel -- I just figured that would happen to them when they were still Initiates.
Aren't you graduating soon? -- Bill the Bard

Sidewinder -- If you have no one to challenge, might as well go big.  Congrats. --
Yuedebahl

Millhauser -- I figured with no clue as to strategy or expectation of winning any
time out, I would challenge whoever has given me good skills.  Thanks. -- Terra

Jaryul -- You're coming along pretty nicely it would seem.  Welcome to Sunset. --
Ophelia

Sauvarn Maur -- I was stymied by your superb defensive skills.  Yikes! -- Hope
Springs

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAKITA KANE was butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VENOM was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
WHITE WIDOW was killed by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
NYTE BLAYD was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
YOUR MOM was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
HOLLY BIRD was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
OUT 3 was assassinated by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
OUT 2 was executed by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SEE YA was easily killed by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MARTY GRAW was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
OUT was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BLAKSUNN defeated ANGEL in a popular 2 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
MILLHAUSER savagely defeated BE'AL'TZAR in a popular 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud match.
TERRA SIGILLATA was demolished by WEASEL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
YODLE LAYHE WHO was demolished by ALAZIR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was overpowered by POCA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud conflict.
SIDEWINDER overpowered ICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
REZUREKT won victory over DARKNESS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA was devastated by DISEASE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHOCOLATE THUNDER was killed by BLAKSKUL in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
FRITERSATAFATFARM devastated JESICKA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TOO BIG TO FAIL outlasted RUIN in a action packed 8 minute Challenge bout.
GECKO was unbelievably bested by TERRE HAUTE in a 4 minute Challenge fray.
BLOODSONG demolished TIME in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted ELISE ISLA in a dull 18 minute Challenge fight.
DESPAIR overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CANNIBAL ANIMAL vanquished MIME FLAYER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
BUL GOBLINHEWER was savagely defeated by BORGES in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
GRAVEN WARD beat JONISSON in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
SASQUATCH was vanquished by GRANDADDY SMURF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SELIA DOVE was beaten by WILD in a 1 minute veteran's match.
ZONZALIN was defeated by PYNCHON in a 2 minute brutal bout.
VIRILE MAN overpowered GREY FATAL in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
OPHELIA DELPHI devastated JARYUL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHESTERTON slimly lost to SILVER HAZE in a exciting 5 minute bloody battle.
AGAMAMNON beat KALLIA MAY in a popular 5 minute fray.
GOD BUD savagely defeated SAUVARN MAUR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
MASTER KUSH slaughtered MONTRIEUX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HOPE SPRINGS vanquished FALKIRK in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DRED was demolished by JET BLAK in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MURASAKI HITO was overpowered by THE BUTCHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALAMANDER lost to UPDIKE in a 4 minute amateur's duel.
T. REX was demolished by MIRAMOTO JUN in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
BRUNU SQUALL unbelievably bested PERICOLOSO in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.
DREYNAR handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  54 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         AIMED BLOW        34 -  30 -  5      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  24 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  24 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  31 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  60 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  60 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  40 -  1      44  |

Turn 645 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     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  8         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  6     LUNGING ATTACK     4 - 12         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SIDEWINDER 6883            14   1  1  132 SERPENTS HOLD (589)
AIMED BLOW       WEASEL 6795                20   8  3  176 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
BASHING ATTACK   GRANDADDY SMURF 6783       16  13  0   98 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
SLASHING ATTACK  REZUREKT 6805              16  13  1   95 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-LUNGE      GRAVEN WARD 6743           18  15  1   77 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      TERRE HAUTE 4522           13   7  0   56 TRIAL & ERROR (408)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALAZIR 6948                 4   3  1   42 BLOODTHIRST (591)
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 GECKO 1375.  The ten other most popular fighters were VENOM 6908, ANGEL 6846, 
REZUREKT 6805, TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932, GOD BUD 6939, BORGES 6844, CHESTERTON 6853, 
KALLIA MAY 6941, DISEASE 6827, and JONISSON 6780.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELISE ISLA 6921, RUIN 6862, SALAMANDER 1392, MURASAKI HITO 
7008, DRED 6970, FALKIRK 7016, MONTRIEUX 7005, JARYUL 6949, GREY FATAL 2920, and 
SELIA DOVE 6832.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SIDEWINDER (21-6883) SERPENTS HOLD (589)
WEASEL (21-6795) OMINOUS REIGN (584)
GRANDADDY SMURF (21-6783) BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

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

BLAKSUNN (21-6774) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!