DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2011    Duedate: 03/08/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-659

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOO BIG TO FAIL
DEVIATION (593)
(21-6932) [16-3-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRITERSATAFATFARM              KARAMEL SUTRA
DEVIATION (593)                BEN & JERRY'S (596)
(21-6929) [15-4-0,115]         (21-6989) [4-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUL GOBLINHEWER                YUEDEBAHL LITHA
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6738) [21-27-0,102]        (21-6788) [16-25-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         46
2. OMINOUS REIGN (584)         31      DEVIATION (593)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             30      Unchartered Team
4. BEN & JERRY'S (596)         29
5. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          27      BEN & JERRY'S (596)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BEN & JERRY'S (596)       12   3  1 80.0   1/ 2 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)  11  4 3
 2/ 2 DEVIATION (593)           56  35  3 61.5   2/ 3 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      361 256 18 58.5   3/ 5 DEVIATION (593)          10  5 0
 4/ 4 TOOL SHED (592)           45  36  1 55.6   4/ 1 420 B.C. (594)           10  5 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      641 524 29 55.0   5/ 4*BEN & JERRY'S (596)       9  3 1
 6/ 6 420 B.C. (594)            46  39  6 54.1   6/10 THE RED BLADES (578)      8  6 0
 7/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      103 102  6 50.2   7/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 1
 8- 9*BLOOD AND SAND (600)       5   5  0 50.0   8/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        6  9 0
 9/ 7 DARK AT HEART (586)      111 112  8 49.8   9/ 6 DARK AT HEART (586)       6  9 0
10/10 THE RED BLADES (578)     100 115  2 46.5  10-11*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5  5 0
11/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)     307 356 15 46.3  11/ 7 TOOL SHED (592)           5  6 1
12-13 RAGING LORDS (552)        52  61  3 46.0  12/14 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       5 10 0
13/14 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       43  52  0 45.3  13/13 SWORD OPERA (323)         5 10 0
14/15 KANO CLAN (106)          300 390 21 43.5  14/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5 10 0
15/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       110 147  8 42.8  15/15 KANO CLAN (106)           4  5 0
16/17 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   32  45  4 41.6  16/19 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       2  3 0
17/18 SWORD OPERA (323)        669 991 23 40.3  17-17 BLOODTHIRST (591)         2  8 0
18-19 BLOODTHIRST (591)         43  69  4 38.4  18/18*THE BLUES (601)           1  4 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*THE BLUES (601)            1   4  1 20.0  19-20 RAGING LORDS (552)        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 669): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): LEORA NOEVAL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): HAPPY HARRIET of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): DELTON of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): MAHAGHAL of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): STANLY MILLGRAM of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 669): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 551): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 674): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 646): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 670): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 673): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 658): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 613): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 282): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 605): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 557): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 264): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 257): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 503): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 233): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 551) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 668): FLOOD SURFER of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 669): SONNY of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                (turn 658): CLOVER of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
                            LITTLE MOKELE 2 of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
              (turn 625): COME ON of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 606): DAMON SHOVELL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           HARD KNOCKS of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 556): GRAPEFRUIT of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 263): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It's a bird.... it's a plane.... it's Too Big To Fail!!!!

     Eighteen young turns ago Marma Duke took some of his Deviates and invaded the
Delarquian stronghold of Sunset, and today one of us stands before you as Duelmaster
of this beloved arena.  I see a good number of formidable (as well as a good number
of not-so-formidable) opponents salivating at the chance to fight me next turn for
the title... so let me cut to the chase!
     I'm going Basher hunting next turn, folks... if you're a gnarly Basher within
challenging distance of the throne, then you received a challenge from me.  If I'm
lucky enough to retain the title and sit on this lofty throne yet again, we'll spin
the style wheel and chose another style to punish into submission....
     Borges, thank you for the opportunity to fight for the title.  I sure Diem'd
that Carpe!!!

Until next time,
-- Too Big To Fail-

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to SUNSET once again!  Woof!  420 B.C. were a bunch of dogs after 
GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought TOOL SHED was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-2-0!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  THE RED BLADES is now ranked 6th with a 2-2-0 turn.  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well KANO CLAN 
moved up 0, to 15th.  What's with HOPE SPRINGS?  She actually beat OMINOUS REIGN's 
ICE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at GOLGOTHA'S 
BLOOMS.  BLOODSONG lost 15 points to TIME.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
BLOODSONG will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged NOMADIC 
TRIBE's BUL GOBLINHEWER?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  BUL 
GOBLINHEWER was reminded on the sands why TOO BIG TO FAIL is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, DEVIATION!  In my 
day, no team with a 54-32-3 would scare me off!  What's the problem, GOLGOTHA'S 
BLOOMS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, THE 
FOILER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is a 
better craft than farming, BLAKSKUL, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged 
by YUEDEBAHL LITHA, 21 points above you, is dues.  Just who can YUEDEBAHL LITHA beat? 
I mean, the last matchup with lesser-ranked BLAKSKUL shoulda been a piece of cake!  
YODLE LAYHE WHO of BEN'S BAZAAR knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged SPIGOT of TOOL 
SHED who is up by 21.  Now was this a wise move?  YODLE LAYHE WHO perhaps got hers 
just desserts, seeing as she was defeated by SPIGOT and ended up with 72 recognition 
points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  SLEDGEHEAD larned his lesson (MOSHI HARU taught it well), and 
we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any KANO CLAN members with the same gusto.  
Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
SUNSET is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932         16   3  0   108       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929       15   4  0   115       DEVIATION (593)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          14  10  0   109       THE RED BLADES (578)
 ICE 6820                     21  18  0   105       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            10   5  0   104       THE RED BLADES (578)
 DARKNESS 6841                20  18  1   103       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         21  27  0   102       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WILD 6863                    15  19  0   101       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SPIGOT 6925                  12   1  0   101       TOOL SHED (592)
 BORGES 6844                  17  19  2   100       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SASQUATCH 6816               23  17  2    97       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                17  11  2    97       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         16  25  1    90       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TERRE HAUTE 4522             20  13  0    88       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 MOSHI HARU 6704               8   1  2    83       KANO CLAN (106)
 RUIN 6862                    14  20  0    82       DARK AT HEART (586)
 TIME 6920                    11  10  0    81       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 JONISSON 6780                16  29  1    78       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CHESTERTON 6853              12  22  0    78       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PANAMA RED 7073               7   2  0    77       420 B.C. (594)
-BONEFACE 6372                11  11  0    73       RAGING LORDS (552)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             10   5  0    73       420 B.C. (594)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927         10  13  1    72       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-GRASS SEED 6923               9   8  0    71       TOOL SHED (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREY FATAL 2920               6   8  1    63       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               8   8  1    60       TOOL SHED (592)
 BLOODSONG 2924                8   6  1    59       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 POCA 6945                     8   6  1    59       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIA MAY 6941               9  13  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          10   9  0    55       DEVIATION (593)
 SAM BYCK 7066                 5   1  1    55       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 KARAMEL SUTRA 6989            4   0  0    55       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  15  0    51       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            14   8  0    50       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MITER BOX 6961                9   6  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
 DRED 6970                     8   9  2    43       DARK AT HEART (586)
 DESPAIR 7001                  8   9  2    43       DARK AT HEART (586)
-LORD NOTSONICE 6817           5   1  1    43       RAGING LORDS (552)
 BARBARIC SMURF 7072           4   6  1    40       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 NANNERPUSS 7042               9   4  3    39       420 B.C. (594)
 ORWELL 7086                   5   3  0    38       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LIKE WATER 7034               7   7  1    37       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MACHIDE SHOU 7038             6   3  0    37       KANO CLAN (106)
-RAGING BULL 6386              8  11  0    35       RAGING LORDS (552)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METARU HEI 7058               8   2  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093             4   2  0    33       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          7  10  0    31       RAGING LORDS (552)
-RHENNTHYL 7068                3   4  0    30       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            2   2  0    27       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-SPARTACUS 7101                2   0  0    26       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            3   1  0    25       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2   1  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017             5   8  0    23       THE RED BLADES (578)
 ONE ARMED BOXER 7108          3   1  0    22       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 KIPLING 7083                  6   3  0    21       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 2   0  0    21       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          1   0  0    21       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-CRIXUS 7100                   1   1  0    20       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-SELIORA 7076                  4   1  0    19       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 TRELAINE 7054                 3  10  0    19       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PLAGUE 7091                   4   2  0    18       DARK AT HEART (586)
 THE FOILER 7088               3   4  0    18       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-MINAMI TORI 7077              5   2  0    17       KANO CLAN (106)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 2   1  0    16       420 B.C. (594)
 BARTT 7117                    1   1  0    16       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CHABON 7095                   3   2  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        2   0  1    15       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 MEIRITSU NA 7128              1   0  0    15       KANO CLAN (106)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     2   1  0    14       DEVIATION (593)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              2   0  0    13       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-CERRYL 7069                   3   3  0    12       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 THE HUNTER 7106               1   1  1     9       THE BLUES (601)
-BARCA 7102                    1   1  0     9       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 HROLOC THE HUN 7114           1   2  0     9       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-L9W DOG 7022                  1   1  0     8       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
-RED HOUSE 7103                0   1  0     7       THE BLUES (601)
 NINJA BARBIE 7110             1   3  0     6       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PURPLE VOODOO 7112            1   2  0     5       420 B.C. (594)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 0   2  0     2       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-VARRO 7099                    0   2  0     2       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-PRAECHYON 7123                0   1  0     1       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            0   1  0     1       DEVIATION (593)
-TRAUMA LORD 7113              0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PURPLE MAGIC 7041       3  7 0 420 B.C. 594         LIKE WATER 7034       656  REVENGED
AMAZON BARBIE 7092      0  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     BLAK THRUSH 7094      655  REVENGED
ASHUR 7098              1  1 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   THE HUNTER 7106       658   
ALAZIR 6948             9  7 1 BLOODTHIRST 591      GREY FATAL 2920       657   
I SHOT THE SHERI 7084   3  4 0 DEVIATION 593        SAM BYCK 7066         658   
19SZ17SP 7127           0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    SHEWISH GIANT         659  NONE
JET BLAK 7012           7  7 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    BLOODSONG 2924        658   
NEGATORY 7126           0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    QUICKSILVER           659  NONE
MUTABA IRO 6690        14 15 1 KANO CLAN 106        SLEDGEHEAD 6956       658  JUST REVENGED
ABBONDANZA 7057         2  7 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    DRED 6970             656  REVENGED
GRAVEN WARD 6743       21 24 2 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    BORGES 6844           657   
SALAMANDER 1392         6  6 0 REPTILE RAMPAGE 135  BLAKSKUL 6899         656   
SELIA DOVE 6832        19 17 0 SWORD OPERA 323      SASQUATCH 6816        655  NOT REVENGED
LUCY STONE 7090         1  3 0 THE RED BLADES 578   CHOCOLATE THERAP 6994 658   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tool Shed -- Thanks!  You saved me from the trouble of sending Mutaba Iro to the DA.
Though it does not exempt you from any BF attempts. -- Kano Clan

Wow!!  Did anyone notice 9 guys (Nine!) died last turn!  Oh, man!  I love this arena,
the Arena of Death.  Viva Sunset!

Oh!  And one more thing.  That makes 3 turns in a row there were a dozen (yup, a
solid 12!) ABs running in Sunset.  What a lunger's dream, aye?  That many Aimers for
that long is a very interesting occurrance.  Just a coincidence or something
diabolical?

Spartacus? -- Now there's a real original name fer ya. -- Minami Tori

420 B.C. -- What made you pick the Year of the Tribunate of Cincinnatus, Vulso,
Medullinus and Atratinus??

Bloodthirst -- Well fought and fearless attempt.  Salute. -- Grey Fatal

Deviation -- We await with honor the vengeance that you seek, but this includes only
the sheriff, excluding the deputy. -- Sam Byck

Trelaine -- Flowers?  No.  Bacteria?  Yes. -- Sam Byck

Grim Fandango -- We wish your former well in his new abode and will honor your desire
for retribution. -- Bloodsong and Golgotha's Blooms

Metaru Hei -- No skills?  That has to be worse than no armor!!! -- Poca

Grats on the Throne goes out to Too big. -- Archelf

Ben -- Just curious, is Barbie Smurf in the name rotation?  Man, as if I didn't see
enough of that as a kid I gotta fight 'em too.  Where's that smurfbane. -- Archelf

Jonisson -- Yah, I think it's a chemical imbalance.  Heh -- Wild

Grass Seed -- Ahh well, even though I have defeated the top Parry Striker, I'm still
not titled as you are; grats, that's not an easy thing to hold.  I wish you well in
future bouts we of the real challenged warriors! -- wild

Terre Haute -- Thank you for the six skills!  It was too close but I think my strat
tweaks helped a little that time.  (Of the lucky to not be scummed twice club) -- Ice

Hope -- I guess you're lucky you full of hope.  I supposed there's always a chance
for it in time. -- Time

Dog -- Well, I guess one arm's all I need in this arena, haha. -- One Armed Boxer

Purple Voodoo -- You don't have one of them dolls of me, do yah, boo. -- Bartt

Welcome to The Blues, it seems you're already at home here taking out someone.  I
guess bye to Daggers Deep I like the name but it's like the third team I've seem
start here at 0-5 and disappear.  This is great as the arena is sure full of warrior
of all kinds and it's nice to see a top style of each class!  Grats to you. --
Archelf

Bloodsong -- Well, not exactly a storied end to my gladiatorial career in Sunset.  I
wasn't expecting such ferocious attack, my mistake.  My stablemates will attempt a
bloodfeud. -- Ghost of Jet Blak

All -- Jet was a 10(+1)-12(+1)-8-17-15-10-15(+1) LU, only did normal damage and
didn't want to learn attack.  Back to the ol' lunger drawing board to try to get #2
out of here with one of my least favorite styles... -- Stik

Mannequin and Ben & Jerry's -- Haven't officially said it in the newsletter yet, but
welcome to Sunset!  First one's on us tonight at the Broken Bone!  Blades up! -- Stik
and GF

Obregon and Reptile Rampage -- My spider sense is tingling, telling me there's an
imminent deactivation coming.... don't do it man, c'mon back in off the ledge!
Sunset needs you! -- Stik

Ominous Reign and Red Blades -- Congratulations on breaking 100 wins!  (Bill, I've
got faith you'll do it this turn and not embarass me for this!) -- Stik

Wow, the Sunset DA mill has historically been very good to me, but these last few
recruits have been pretty horrendous... here's hoping something I can work with shows
up this cycle... -- Stik

     We like to challenge you from time to time.

Nomad -- Not good for us recently, my friend.  Condolences on Graven.  All these
upstart new teams have been schooling us!  Or we just didn't realize we're running a
bunch of crap right now.  Or, maybe we did and just didn't care... well, time to do
some extra pushups or something, get outa this rut! -- Stik

Bruno -- I knew you were good for it.  If it's any consolation, I was dissapointed
with the learns this time. -- Like Water

Sam Byrd -- You're welcome. -- Trelaine

Karamel Sutra -- Ah... tasty, but much too sticky.  I couldn't seem to get a proper
grip OR to shift my grip at ALL. -- Elise Isla

Chabon -- You make me think of bacon for some reason.  Maybe because you fry me?
Whatever, good fight. -- Trelaine

Ruin -- You just about ruined me!  How is it that a little thing like you is so
difficult to lift? -- Jonisson

Oh, dear, a Captured Orc.  I'm supposed to be "womanly and sympathetic" about this,
but really, he's an ORC.  Why would I feel womanly and sympathetic about an orc? --
Kallia May

Cerryl -- Hell, you'd be bitter, too, if you were a man who'd come looking to meet a
"Cheryl" and found... a dammed golem. -- Bitter Dove

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

19SZ17SP was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NEGATORY was slaughtered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MOSHI HARU demolished SLEDGEHEAD in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
TOO BIG TO FAIL viciously subdued BUL GOBLINHEWER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA was bested by BLAKSKUL in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
OPHELIA DELPHI narrowly defeated DARKNESS in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
SASQUATCH handily defeated CHESTERTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
YODLE LAYHE WHO was vanquished by SPIGOT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GREY FATAL was vanquished by TERRE HAUTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was overpowered by PANAMA RED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WALLI WEEBLE was savagely defeated by SILVER HAZE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
KARAMEL SUTRA bested MITER BOX in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
CHUNKY MONKEY subdued CHABON in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
WHIRLED PEACE overpowered TRELAINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SPEEDO SMURF overpowered KIPLING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BATWAMBA was devastated by THE FOILER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WILD savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
BORGES overpowered JONISSON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ICE was overpowered by HOPE SPRINGS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FRITERSATAFATFARM handily defeated RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLOODSONG was overpowered by TIME in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ELISE ISLA luckily beat DRED in a action packed 2 minute gruesome expert's bout.
KALLIA MAY viciously subdued LIKE WATER in a 2 minute brutal bout.
POCA overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SAM BYCK savagely defeated NANNERPUSS in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
ONE ARMED BOXER was defeated by ORWELL in a 1 minute match.
BRUNO SQUALL was viciously subdued by MACHIDE SHOU in a action packed 5 minute bout.
BARBARIC SMURF overpowered LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
PLAGUE was viciously subdued by HELRAZOR in a 3 minute brutal duel.
KNUCKLES was luckily beaten by BITTER DOVE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
THE HUNTER was beaten by MEIRITSU NA in a 1 minute novice's match.
NINJA BARBIE was luckily beaten by HROLOC THE HUN in a 2 minute novice's bout.
PURPLE VOODOO was overpowered by BARTT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
EDULFO PAPA bested HOOSIER DADDY in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  19 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        48 -  43 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  33 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  49 -  4      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  27 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  52 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  36 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  49 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  32 -  2      40  |

Turn 659 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:

WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932       16   3  0  108 DEVIATION (593)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929     15   4  0  115 DEVIATION (593)
PARRY-LUNGE      OPHELIA DELPHI 6910        14  10  0  109 THE RED BLADES (578)
LUNGING ATTACK   ICE 6820                   21  18  0  105 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOPE SPRINGS 6971          10   5  0  104 THE RED BLADES (578)
BASHING ATTACK   SASQUATCH 6816             23  17  2   97 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      TERRE HAUTE 4522           20  13  0   88 TRIAL & ERROR (408)
WALL OF STEEL    SILVER HAZE 6940           10   5  0   73 420 B.C. (594)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961              9   6  0   43 TOOL SHED (592)
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 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACHIDE SHOU 
7038, WILD 6863, KNUCKLES 7096, SILVER HAZE 6940, DRED 6970, SAM BYCK 7066, OPHELIA 
DELPHI 6910, DARKNESS 6841, TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932, and KALLIA MAY 6941.

The least popular fighter this week was PLAGUE 7091.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PURPLE VOODOO 7112, BRUNO SQUALL 7017, NANNERPUSS 7042, DESPAIR 7001, 
BLOODSONG 2924, RUIN 6862, ICE 6820, JONISSON 6780, BATWAMBA 7118, and KIPLING 7083.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ICE (21-6820) OMINOUS REIGN (584)
SASQUATCH (21-6816) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)