DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2010    Duedate: 12/28/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GECKO
REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
(21-1375) [10-5-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GECKO                          POSITION IS EMPTY
REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)          
(21-1375) [10-5-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUL GOBLINHEWER                KALLIA MAY
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6738) [19-24-0,97]         (21-6941) [6-11-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOOL SHED (592)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         61
2. TOOL SHED (592)             48      DEVIATION (593)
3. GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)     43      Unchartered Team
4. REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)       26
5. KANO CLAN (106)             22      OUT OF AFRICA (540)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIATION (593)           42  25  3 62.7   1/10 TOOL SHED (592)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      354 238 17 59.8   2/ 4 DARK AT HEART (586)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      633 507 26 55.5   3/12 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 1
 4/ 5 TOOL SHED (592)           36  29  0 55.4   4/ 1 DEVIATION (593)           8  7 1
 5/ 6 DARK AT HEART (586)      100  98  7 50.5   5/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 6/ 4 420 B.C. (594)            31  31  6 50.0   6/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       88  92  6 48.9   7/ 6 KANO CLAN (106)           7  2 0
 8/ 8 REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)     26  28  0 48.1   8/11 REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)     7  5 0
 9- 9 TEAM SLIME (585)          50  55  4 47.6   9/ 2 420 B.C. (594)            7  8 0
10/10 LITERATE LOONS (538)     292 346 14 45.8  10/13 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
11-11 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       40  48  0 45.5  11/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       6  9 0
12-12 THE RED BLADES (578)      89 107  2 45.4  12- 9 TEAM SLIME (585)          5  5 0
13/14 KANO CLAN (106)          292 383 21 43.3  13- 5 THE RED BLADES (578)      4  6 0
14/13 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        98 134  8 42.2  14/15 BLOODTHIRST (591)         4  6 0
15/15 SWORD OPERA (323)        659 977 23 40.3  15/ 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   3  2 0
16/16 BLOODTHIRST (591)         38  59  4 39.2  16-14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/ 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   16  36  1 30.8  17/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        1 14 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 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 546): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): COFFEE HOUSE POET of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PRIEST 2 of GOLDEN DAWN (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 668): SUZIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): HATCHET MAN of ROGUES GALLERY (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 654): BOATSWAIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 653): GECKO of REPTILE RAMPAGE (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 621): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 608): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 601): HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 552): BEAST of DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): WHITE WIZARD of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 664): MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 546): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 669): VALLEY OF KINGS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 641): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 665): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 660): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 668): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 653): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 654): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 653): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 621): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 608): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 280): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 601): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 552): DEATH CULT (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 255): BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 498): HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 231): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 546) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 663): HONOR of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 663): JOY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 668): ALFJAR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
                          CADILLAC DUNDEE of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 640): KENYA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                           CASSIS of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 653): BIG PIMPIN' IMP of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal)
                            PINCH BLISTER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                            THE CODDLER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 653): REZUREKT of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 652): DISEASE of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 620): BELARDON FRYE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 497): JIMEMMA LOCA of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I know the real question on everyone's mind, and the answer is "no"... I don't
sell car insurance.  I've been in DEEP hibernation for a long time, way before
cavemen and lizards were used to hawk liability coverage.
     Also: are we warriors of Reptile Rampage actually anthropomorphic sword-swinging
reptiles?  Like some sort of Lizard Man?   That would be cool, but again, no.
Perhaps in another life.  Unfortunately, we're just a bunch of dwarves with colorful
stage names.
     But credit must be given to Doc LeGrand, a old manager many of you know/knew
personally (though I did not).  Back in the day, DLG had one of his animal-themed
teams in Bonsur/7, Obregon's "home arena."  The reptiles on that team continuously
thrashed Obregon's warriors.  One in particular was a vicious killer slasher,
Speckled Gecko.  Every bladed weapon he touched was an instrument of bloody death.
Sadly, Speckled Gecko was killed in the arena, but Obregon was so scarred and
impressed that he suggested I use the stage name Gecko as an homage.
     So here I am.  Back in the day I was a Tournament Victor or close to it... the
haze of time in hibernation has clouded my memories.  So in case you're wondering,
yes, there is some hidden FE....
     At any rate, I'm going to hang onto the title as long as I can and try to avoid
my namesake's fate.  I'm sure that Fritter and I will be meeting at some point in the
near future, and the commission better have a hose ready to spray down the arena
after we're done....

-- Gecko

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SUNSET brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DEVIATION, since TOOL 
SHED took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the taverns 
open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE RED BLADES, whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 8 into 13th.  Ha!  TOOL SHED turned their 5-0-0 turn into a 
1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Now let's all watch NOMADIC TRIBE's heads swell from their 5-0-1 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see GREY FATAL win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GREY 
FATAL beat PANAMA RED and PANAMA RED lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
FRITERSATAFATFARM challenged SUNSET's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as GECKO stays top dog in 
the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     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.  
OMINOUS REIGN the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like NOMADIC TRIBE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, MACHIDE SHOU was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can 
give a little credit to WALLI WEEBLE of NOMADIC TRIBE for challenging up by 20 to ROW 
DAYO DRIVE.  WALLI WEEBLE won to get 62 points of recognition.  And we have LIKE 
WATER in a challenge, going down 8 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought LIKE 
WATER showed great skill and promise when he was overcame by METARU HEI.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     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.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, PYNCHON of LITERATE LOONS has added the final loss to his 15-19-0.  
Tee hee!  Consider DREYNAR gone, and BLOODTHIRST unfeeling, letting the bloodfeud for 
his death go unrevenged.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through 
use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in SUNSET to get a drink than Baba Yaga's Bar 
and Grill!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GECKO 1375                   10   5  0   129       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SASQUATCH 6816               20  15  1   118       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743             21  21  2   112       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 ICE 6820                     18  16  0   100       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         19  24  0    97       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 ANGEL 6846                   19  13  3    96       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522             18  10  0    96       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932         12   2  0    91       DEVIATION (593)
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929       11   3  0    91       DEVIATION (593)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARKNESS 6841                17  16  1    88       DARK AT HEART (586)
 WILD 6863                    12  17  0    86       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          11   9  0    82       THE RED BLADES (578)
-JESICKA 6800                 14   7  0    79       TEAM SLIME (585)
 SELIA DOVE 6832              19  16  0    78       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BORGES 6844                  13  18  1    78       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MOSHI HARU 6704               7   1  2    74       KANO CLAN (106)
 JONISSON 6780                14  26  1    69       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AGAMAMNON 6803               12  11  3    66       TEAM SLIME (585)
-ZONZALIN 6836                12   9  1    66       TEAM SLIME (585)
 RUIN 6862                    12  17  0    66       DARK AT HEART (586)
 JET BLAK 7012                 7   3  0    65       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         13  24  1    64       THE RED BLADES (578)
 CHESTERTON 6853              10  19  0    64       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SPIGOT 6925                   9   1  0    64       TOOL SHED (592)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            13   4  0    62       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                14   9  1    60       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-HOPE SPRINGS 6971             7   4  0    58       THE RED BLADES (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIA MAY 6941               6  11  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               6   6  0    53       TOOL SHED (592)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933           8   6  0    52       DEVIATION (593)
-MUTABA IRO 6690              12  13  1    51       KANO CLAN (106)
 MITER BOX 6961                7   4  0    49       TOOL SHED (592)
 SCARLET KINGSNAKE 7053        6   2  0    47       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 TIME 6920                     7   9  0    44       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GREY FATAL 2920               3   6  0    43       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASS SEED 6923               7   7  0    41       TOOL SHED (592)
 DESPAIR 7001                  7   5  2    40       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BLOODSONG 2924                6   3  0    40       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 DRED 6970                     6   6  1    38       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SILVER HAZE 6940              6   4  0    38       420 B.C. (594)
 ALAZIR 6948                   8   6  1    37       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 NANNERPUSS 7042               6   2  3    37       420 B.C. (594)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               7  12  0    36       SWORD OPERA (323)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927          8  10  1    35       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 METARU HEI 7058               7   0  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMANDER 1392               5   5  0    33       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
-THE BUTCHER 6953              4   8  0    33       TEAM SLIME (585)
 MACHIDE SHOU 7038             4   2  0    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 PANAMA RED 7073               3   1  0    30       420 B.C. (594)
-WALL-E 6965                   5   3  0    28       TEAM SLIME (585)
 LIKE WATER 7034               5   4  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 POCA 6945                     4   5  1    26       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 JARYUL 6949                   5   9  0    24       BLOODTHIRST (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELZANJUL 7079                2   2  0    23       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ORWELL 7086                   2   1  0    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 DARTH DEVIATE 7085            1   2  1    23       DEVIATION (593)
 CHOPSAW 7065                  2   1  0    22       TOOL SHED (592)
-BRUNO SQUALL 7017             4   5  0    21       THE RED BLADES (578)
 CERRYL 7069                   2   1  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 PURPLE MAGIC 7041             2   6  0    18       420 B.C. (594)
 KIPLING 7083                  3   1  0    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BULLFROG 1413                 3   7  0    16       REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
 RHENNTHYL 7068                2   2  0    16       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 MINIAMI TORI 7077             4   0  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 BARBARIC SMURF 7072           2   3  1    13       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 ABBONDANZA 7057               2   5  0    13       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TRELAINE 7054                 2   6  0    12       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SELIORA 7076                  2   0  0    12       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SAM BYCK 7066                 1   0  0    11       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 SWITCH 7044                   0   8  0     8       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 I SHOT THE SHERIFF 7084       1   2  0     5       DEVIATION (593)
 PLAGUE 7091                   1   0  0     4       DARK AT HEART (586)
 GEORG ELSER 7067              0   1  0     2       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 THE FOILER 7088               0   2  0     2       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-LUCY STONE 7090               0   1  0     1       THE RED BLADES (578)
 AMAZON BARBIE 7092            0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093             0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DHHP 7087               1  2 0 420 B.C. 594         MR. TWISTER           654  NONE
DREYNAR 7023            5  1 0 BLOODTHIRST 591      JONISSON 6780         650  NOT REVENGED
CHUNKY MONKEY 7070      0  1 0 DEVIATION 593        NANNERPUSS 7042       650  NOT REVENGED
LITTLE FANG 7035        3  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    BARBARIC SMURF 7072   650  REVENGED
PYNCHON 6810           15 20 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   GRAVEN WARD 6743      654   
UPDIKE 7018             3  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   DESPAIR 7001          651   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Rezurekt started 9-10-14-16-20-9-6 SL, burned to 11-10-14-17-21-10-7.  +3 att
(ambi), +1 dec., graduates with maters in att, dec., and init.  Faves were HA, HI/LO,
no tactics, learns decise, which undoubtedly proved beneficial!  I tried HA early on
but didn't see much with it, same with BS even after the trains to get suited.  Not
too high on the ol' BS these days.  He did rather well with the trusty SC, luckily.
Learned poorly early on and I thought for while he would be barely over .500 like
other 7 DF slashers I've run, but he came on late and did well.  Some brief
uneventful tourney experience, definitely more of an arena guy for me, which is fine.
He is slasher #6 to graduate from this team, #7 from Sunset, following Carnal,
Bonedust, Skydancer, Blevins, and Slythr to ADM where he will retire with honors.
Nice work, my boy, take a rest! -- Stik

All -- Well, always a bridesmaid-slasher, never a bride, it appears...or, something
like that anyway.  If I was destined to never sit the throne of Sunset at least I can
smile seeing three slashers atop the pile for one turn at least!  The old veteran and
the two young guns, Gecko and the Fritter!  I leave things in your obviously capable
hands, gentlemen, carve'em up!  For my last duel I contemplated heading to the DA to
see how tough the Arenamaster really is (he's always bragging about it, have you
noticed?).  But then I remembered a teammate fallen, a friend who fought side by side
with me for many a turn and held the throne himself before being struck down from
there in his prime, I remembered a score that was never quite settled even...'Up from
the ground, the blood of my brothers cries unto me....'  Isn't that how it goes?  My
final challenge will be to Angel, to kill the killer and make good the score.  Good
luck to all who follow.  Hail Sunset, Blades UP!! -- Lord Protector Rezurekt

     I don't BRAG, I just state the facts. -- Arenamaster Harth

Barbaric Smurf -- Well fought and fended off, lil' blue guy!  The Old Man says we
will call it good. -- Helzanjul

Nannerpuss -- Thought I had you for a minute there.  Guess I should just say thanks
for not killing me, I suppose! -- Like Water

Time -- Ooooh, slugfest, baby!  And much obliged for the learns, too! -- Blakskul

Wishing a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that lot to all managers of this,
the best damn arena around, the Jewel of the Delarquan Federation, Sunset!!  All are
invited to our little establishment, the Broken Bone Tavern, on Christmas eve to eat,
drink, duel, and be merry on us for one night!  Salute! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Nomies -- Have only ever had 3 P-Rips in the entire history of the Kano Clan (1102,
1369, and 6590) with a total record of 2-10-0.  You've never noticed the Kano's run a
P-Rip because you're just a novice without any vision.  The two P-Rips I have
graduated do indeed have winning records (54-37-0 combined).  So, while you're just a
blubbering moron, can the rest of us get back to work now.

Therefore, while I may not have had much success with P-Rips in Sunset, I can without
question be considered a far more credible source on P-Rips than you can ever hope to
be.  Your problem, pal, is your breathtaking level of pompous self-righteous
arrogance.  Step down off that high chair of yours before someone kicks it out from
under you. -- Kano Clan

Deviation -- The gods have been with me, huh?  Perhaps it's you whom the gods have
accompanied as of late? -- Nannerpuss

Darth Deviate -- Ironic. -- DHHP

Yodle Layhe Who -- I'm your worst nightmare... x8... squared.  Where am I from?
Hmmm... I don't know, Panama perhaps?  ;) -- Panama Red

Machide Shou -- I'm diggin' the challenge.  And the result. -- Panama Red

Like Water -- You almost became #4.  Mwhahahahaaa -- Nannerpuss

Row Dayo Drive -- I'm sure we'll meet again.  Believe it or not, my manager is still
tweaking my strategy.  He assured me, though, that the latest tweak should do it.
Until next time.... -- Silver Haze

Wall-E -- Ouch, you bastard! -- Purple Magic

The Clan is on my tail?  I'm not sure, was that a threat or an offer of free wins?
Seriously, was that supposed to be intimidating?  At least it wasn't written like a
seventh grader, so you're showing some growth. -- The Tribe of Nomies

Ophelia -- One for you and one for us.  Seems fair. -- Graven Ward

Scarlet Kingsnake -- A nice challenge for me.  Kingsnakes can be dangerous, or so I
have heard, but you'll need bigger fangs to bring me down. -- Walli

Jesicka -- I was worried about that one, but it worked out quite well.  The Old Man
of the Woods is quite washed up yet. -- Sasquatch

Wild -- Dang!  Ouch!  Jeez!  You win one and think you're going well and then, Bam!
Something Wild hits you.  Ouch. -- Bul Wildhewed

Cerryl -- Nice challenge.  I may be running out of chances with the way this whole
thing is going.  I don't think we can all expect the kind of patience that has been
shown with Bul. -- Abbondanza

DM Gieco I mean Gecko -- Way to come out of nowhere, you must have been using the
camouflage tactic. -- Gentleben

2-13 sucks!  To bad I can't DA myself. -- Gentleben

Dred -- Sometimes it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. -- Yodle Layhe Who, who will
lie here a little while longer

Chopsaw -- You foiled my plans for Sunset domination. -- The Foiler

Hazelnut, I mean Helzanjul -- Are we done yet! -- Barbaric Smurf

I found this Barbie and this Smurf wandering around town so I asked them to join us,
they couldn't do any worse than the puds that came before them. -- Gentleben

RUGs -- Thank you for not making me use the DA again. -- A humble Gentleben

     Think of it as a solstice gift. -- RUG #473

Borges -- I was kind of hoping to hear a loon call.  I used to live near a lake in
the north woods--on the mainland, you know--and the loons wailing at twilight are a
fond memory. -- Jonisson

Yuedebahl Litha -- Good gods, sir!  TRAIN that.  What's the use of conserving
burnable skills if you wash out with endless losses and finally die? -- Seia Dove the
Genuinely Concerned
P.S.  I know the personality stats don't tell whether we're compassionate or not--and
they've stopped issuing them anyway--but I think I must be.  I'm sociable and
trustworthy and not egoistic.

Grass Seed -- Sorry, allergies.  I had to make it short. -- Kallia May

Spigot -- I could find myself seriously spigotted against you.  Easily.  Someone
should shut you down! -- Elise Isla

Orwell -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you behind schedule? -- Trelaine

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

GW -- I thought you might pay a visit last turn.  I had hoped it would go better, but
the result was about what I expected.  Maybe next time. -- Ophelia

Jaryul -- And you're still ranked above me? -- Bruno

Selia -- Hope gets Captured Orc and Convicted Thief. -- Yuedebahl

Seliora -- Nice moves, squeaky. -- Lucy

Rezurekt -- Congrats Lord Protector! -- The Red Blades

DM Gecko -- Congrats for attaining the throne! -- Bill the Bard and The Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DHHP was viciously butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRITERSATAFATFARM was demolished by GECKO in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
TOO BIG TO FAIL viciously subdued WILD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
NANNERPUSS was overpowered by JET BLAK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SCARLET KINGSNAKE bested ALAZIR in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
WALLI WEEBLE bested ROW DAYO DRIVE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SILVER HAZE was viciously subdued by KALLIA MAY in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
DARTH DEVIATE was outwaited by ELISE ISLA in a 9 minute Challenge duel.
LIKE WATER lost to METARU HEI in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
PURPLE MAGIC was narrowly defeated by ORWELL in a 4 minute Challenge match.
JARYUL was demolished by GRASS SEED in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BARBARIC SMURF was devastated by MACHIDE SHOU in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
CERRYL devastated TRELAINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE FOILER was overcome by SELIORA in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
I SHOT THE SHERIFF was savagely defeated by ABBONDANZA in a 3 minute struggle.
HELZANJUL handily defeated BULLFROG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SASQUATCH devastated REZUREKT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
GRAVEN WARD savagely slew PYNCHON in a exciting 3 minute gory veteran's bout.
ANGEL handily defeated JONISSON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BORGES was beaten by DARKNESS in a 3 minute brutal expert's fight.
BUL GOBLINHEWER overpowered BLAKSKUL in a action packed 1 minute bloody uneven fray.
SELIA DOVE was overpowered by ICE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPIGOT overpowered DRED in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RUIN overpowered SALAMANDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHESTERTON overpowered TIME in a 1 minute uneven match.
PANAMA RED was beaten by GREY FATAL in a 2 minute duel.
YODLE LAYHE WHO was overcome by BLOODSONG in a action packed 1 minute bout.
SLEDGEHEAD overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven competition.
MITER BOX overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DESPAIR overpowered RHENNTHYL in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
SWITCH was defeated by KIPLING in a exciting 1 minute bout.
CHOPSAW beat POCA in a exciting 1 minute fray.
MINIAMI TORI unbelievably bested GEORG ELSER in a 6 minute novice's duel.
SAM BYCK demolished SPEEDO SMURF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLAGUE luckily beat AMAZON BARBIE in a exciting 7 minute brutal novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  35 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  46 -  4      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  21 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  46 -  5      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  30 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        31 -  35 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  61 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  57 -  3      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  29 -  0      42  |

Turn 654 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  GECKO 1375                 10   5  0  129 REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
BASHING ATTACK   SASQUATCH 6816             20  15  1  118 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICE 6820                   18  16  0  100 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
AIMED BLOW       TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932       12   2  0   91 DEVIATION (593)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARKNESS 6841              17  16  1   88 DARK AT HEART (586)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPIGOT 6925                 9   1  0   64 TOOL SHED (592)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          13   4  0   62 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961              7   4  0   49 TOOL SHED (592)
WALL OF STEEL    SCARLET KINGSNAKE 7053      6   2  0   47 REPTILE RAMPAGE (135)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KALLIA MAY 6941.  The ten other most popular fighters were GEORG ELSER 7067, 
ALAZIR 6948, AMAZON BARBIE 7092, WILD 6863, PURPLE MAGIC 7041, GRAVEN WARD 6743, DHHP 
7087, TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932, SILVER HAZE 6940, and GRASS SEED 6923.

The least popular fighter this week was DARTH DEVIATE 7085.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELISE ISLA 6921, PLAGUE 7091, SPEEDO SMURF 7093, MINIAMI TORI 
7077, RHENNTHYL 7068, TIME 6920, SALAMANDER 1392, DRED 6970, SELIA DOVE 6832, and 
JONISSON 6780.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ANGEL (21-6846) OMINOUS REIGN (584)

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

REZUREKT (21-6805) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes