DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2011    Duedate: 03/22/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-660

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOO BIG TO FAIL
DEVIATION (593)
(21-6932) [17-3-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              SPARTACUS
                               BLOOD AND SAND (600)
                               (21-7101) [3-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUL GOBLINHEWER                TROWSUL THUNDER
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            RAGING LORDS (552)
(21-6738) [22-27-0,114]        (21-6418) [8-10-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         55
2. GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)     34      DEVIATION (593)
3. DARK AT HEART (586)         25      Unchartered Team
4. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          23
5. CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)      22      BLOOD AND SAND (600)

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/ 1 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)  10  3 2
 2/ 2 DEVIATION (593)           59  37  4 61.5   2/ 3 DEVIATION (593)           9  6 1
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      366 256 18 58.8   3/12 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 0
 4- 4 TOOL SHED (592)           45  36  1 55.6   4/ 6 THE RED BLADES (578)      8  6 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      644 526 30 55.0   5/ 8 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 0
 6- 6 420 B.C. (594)            46  39  6 54.1   6/ 2 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       8  7 0
 7/ 8*BLOOD AND SAND (600)       8   7  0 53.3   7/14 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 1
 8/ 9 DARK AT HEART (586)      116 112  8 50.9   8/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 9/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      105 105  6 50.0   9/ 9 DARK AT HEART (586)       7  8 0
10/10 THE RED BLADES (578)     103 117  2 46.8  10- 5*BEN & JERRY'S (596)       6  2 1
11/11 LITERATE LOONS (538)     309 359 15 46.3  11- 4 420 B.C. (594)            6  4 0
12-13 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       43  52  0 45.3  12/13 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
13/12 RAGING LORDS (552)        53  65  3 44.9  13/10*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5  5 0
14/14 KANO CLAN (106)          300 393 21 43.3  14-11 TOOL SHED (592)           3  4 1
15/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       113 149  8 43.1  15/15 KANO CLAN (106)           3  6 0
16/16 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   34  46  4 42.5  16-16 TRIAL & ERROR (408)       1  2 0
17/17 SWORD OPERA (323)        670 995 23 40.2  17-18*THE BLUES (601)           1  4 1
18/18 BLOODTHIRST (591)         44  73  4 37.6  18/ 0*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*THE BLUES (601)            1   4  1 20.0  19/19 RAGING LORDS (552)        1  4 0
20/ 0*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)     1   4  0 20.0  20/17 BLOODTHIRST (591)         1  9 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 670): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 675): COBBLESTONE of STL RAD (JE, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 647): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 671): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 666): CAMDEN of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): CHAINSAW CHUCK of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): TOO BIG TO FAIL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): RAEM of WAY OF THE SWORD C4 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 504): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULROL of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 552): COOLER of STYROFOAM (Jolly, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 670): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 552): SERPENTS HOLD (KhisantH, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 675): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 647): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 671): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 666): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 674): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 660): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (Action, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 627): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 614): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 607): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 558): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 504): OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 552) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 670): CHINA BULL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 665): NOT-A-NUT JONES of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 659): WIZARDS! Of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 658): FLATLINERS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 659): ERIN GO BRAGH of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 659): ICE of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           SASQUATCH of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 626): ALLIS 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SUNSET needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but 420 B.C. really goofed with their 0-0-0.  The 
guys at NOMADIC TRIBE like really pulled together to get a 5-0-0 this turn, moving up 
by 9.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 0 after going 5-0-0.  
Keep it up, DARK AT HEART!  MVP award for BATWAMBA?  NOMADIC TRIBE's proud of him 
after beating MINAMI TORI and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
CRIXUS' match with BOORAY cost him a loss of 15 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going 
to stop just cause he's Number One!  WILD knows this.  He was challenged by the 
Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think TOO BIG TO FAIL 
should let WILD be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of GRIM FANDANGO must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind 
of warriors are NOMADIC TRIBE?  GRIM FANDANGO, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is ELISE ISLA popular, or what?  
She was challenged the most in all of SUNSET!  She's got a 9-16-0, is that good?  
People were asking me did YUEDEBAHL LITHA REALLY challenge FRITERSATAFATFARM?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but FRITERSATAFATFARM wants me to write about it since he was bested by 
YUEDEBAHL LITHA.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey, warriors get killed by other 
warriors, not by their manager sending them to the Dark Arena.  What's wrong with 
LORD NOTSONICE's 5-1-1, RAGING LORDS?  BLAKSKUL really fought hard against BLOODSONG. 
That'll teach GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS not to go and kill any of GRIM FANDANGO's guys again, 
huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SUNSET is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932         17   3  0   114       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738         22  27  0   114       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788         17  25  1   112       THE RED BLADES (578)
 DARKNESS 6841                21  18  1   109       DARK AT HEART (586)
-SPIGOT 6925                  12   1  0   101       TOOL SHED (592)
 WILD 6863                    15  20  0   100       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                18  11  2    99       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BORGES 6844                  17  20  2    97       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          14  11  0    90       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TIME 6920                    12  10  0    90       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            10   6  0    90       THE RED BLADES (578)
-TERRE HAUTE 4522             20  13  0    88       TRIAL & ERROR (408)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    15  20  0    87       DARK AT HEART (586)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927         11  13  1    86       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929       15   5  0    85       DEVIATION (593)
-MOSHI HARU 6704               8   1  2    83       KANO CLAN (106)
 JONISSON 6780                16  30  1    79       SWORD OPERA (323)
-PANAMA RED 7073               7   2  0    77       420 B.C. (594)
 CHESTERTON 6853              12  23  0    75       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-SILVER HAZE 6940             10   5  0    73       420 B.C. (594)
-GRASS SEED 6923               9   8  0    71       TOOL SHED (592)
 POCA 6945                     9   6  1    69       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONEFACE 6372                11  12  0    66       RAGING LORDS (552)
 BLOODSONG 2924                8   7  1    66       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-GREY FATAL 2920               6   8  1    63       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              10  13  0    60       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956               8   8  1    60       TOOL SHED (592)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM BYCK 7066                 5   1  1    55       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-KARAMEL SUTRA 6989            4   0  0    55       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            15   8  0    53       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DRED 6970                     9   9  2    51       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          10  10  0    48       DEVIATION (593)
 DESPAIR 7001                  9   9  2    46       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  16  0    44       SWORD OPERA (323)
-MITER BOX 6961                9   6  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
 ORWELL 7086                   6   3  0    42       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-NANNERPUSS 7042               9   4  3    39       420 B.C. (594)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093             5   2  0    39       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BARBARIC SMURF 7072           4   7  1    39       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          8  10  0    38       RAGING LORDS (552)
 RAGING BULL 6386              8  12  0    36       RAGING LORDS (552)
 SPARTACUS 7101                3   0  0    36       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-METARU HEI 7058               8   2  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIDE SHOU 7038             6   4  0    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017             6   8  0    31       THE RED BLADES (578)
 LIKE WATER 7034               7   8  1    30       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 3   0  0    30       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              3   0  0    30       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 CHABON 7095                   4   2  0    28       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RHENNTHYL 7068                3   5  0    28       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     3   1  1    27       DEVIATION (593)
-WHIRLED PEACE 6984            2   2  0    27       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            3   1  0    25       BEN & JERRY'S (596)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATWAMBA 7118                 1   2  0    23       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 KIPLING 7083                  6   4  0    22       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PLAGUE 7091                   5   2  0    21       DARK AT HEART (586)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          1   0  0    21       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 VARRO 7099                    1   2  0    21       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SELIORA 7076                  4   2  0    20       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 TRELAINE 7054                 3  11  0    20       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MINAMI TORI 7077              5   3  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
-KNUCKLES 7096                 2   1  0    16       420 B.C. (594)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2   2  0    16       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WARSAW 7139                   1   0  1    16       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PRAECHYON 7123                1   1  0    16       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 BOORAY 7133                   1   0  0    16       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        2   0  1    15       BEN & JERRY'S (596)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FOILER 7088               3   5  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 NINJA BARBIE 7110             2   3  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CERRYL 7069                   3   4  0    13       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 HROLOC THE HUN 7114           2   2  0    12       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 ONE ARMED BOXER 7108          3   2  0    11       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ROCKSIE RHODES 7136           1   0  0    10       THE RED BLADES (578)
-THE HUNTER 7106               1   1  1     9       THE BLUES (601)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            1   1  0     9       DEVIATION (593)
-L9W DOG 7022                  1   1  0     8       TRIAL & ERROR (408)
 BARTT 7117                    1   2  0     8       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-RED HOUSE 7103                0   1  0     7       THE BLUES (601)
 CRIXUS 7100                   1   2  0     5       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BARCA 7102                    1   2  0     5       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-PURPLE VOODOO 7112            1   2  0     5       420 B.C. (594)
 PIETROS 7137                  1   0  0     5       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 IDARIA 7138                   0   1  0     1       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 PUNKSURE 7140                 0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HARDY 7131                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BIX 7134                      0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      WARSAW 7139           660  NONE
PURPLE MAGIC 7041       3  7 0 420 B.C. 594         LIKE WATER 7034       656  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   
COULEE KID 7135         0  1 0 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 WURM KIN              660  NONE
I SHOT THE SHERI 7084   3  4 0 DEVIATION 593        SAM BYCK 7066         658   
JET BLAK 7012           7  7 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    BLOODSONG 2924        658  JUST REVENGED
MEIRITSU NA 7128        1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106        LEVEL OF MALEVOL 7109 660   
MUTABA IRO 6690        14 15 1 KANO CLAN 106        SLEDGEHEAD 6956       658  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   
LORD NOTSONICE 6817     5  2 1 RAGING LORDS 552     SHEWISH GIANT         660  NONE
TRAUMA LORD 7113        0  2 0 RAGING LORDS 552     SPYMASTER             660  NONE
SALAMANDER 1392         6  6 0 REPTILE RAMPAGE 135  BLAKSKUL 6899         656  NOT REVENGED
LUCY STONE 7090         1  3 0 THE RED BLADES 578   CHOCOLATE THERAP 6994 658   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Guess who's back?!?!? -- The Cajun

     Good!  Ah... which team, please?  For the List, you know.  I'm guessing The
     Blues?

Another dozen Aimers ran last turn!  That makes four turns in a row!  Far more than
any other style.  Do any of you deaf, dumb, and blind kids find that fascinating?

     The Primus Godling Fixation made manifest?

Stik -- I could make the case that the "rut" you're in is due mostly to unfounded
arrogance.  If you have any presumption that you're somehow better than anyone else,
then your vision extends no further than the end of your lengthy nose. -- Kano

Furthermore, really hate to see you dump roll-ups on the DA without making an attempt
at running them.  Sometimes those wierd ones will surprise you.  Been there, done
that.

Stik -- You stayed on top of the 100 wins better than I did!  Thanks much.  Next I've
got to close the gap with the loss column... -- Bill the Bard

Ice, Sasquatch -- Congrats Lord Protectors! -- The Red Blades

Time -- You silly goose!  As everyone knows... -- Hope Springs eternal

Ice -- Yes, absolutely I'm avoiding you this turn. -- Hope

Darkness -- Nice fight again.  Maybe we'll get the rubber match before one of us
leaves. -- Ophelia

Blakskul -- You should have made that "Rokskul." -- Yuedebahl

     A blak rok, surely.

Machide Shou -- I had a bad feeling about that one when I saw the matchup.  You had
several nice attacks with it, but I'm surprised at your weapon choice. -- Bruno

Ben & Jerry's, Blood and Sand, The Blues -- Welcome to Sunset! -- Bill the Bard and
The Red Blades

Yuedebahl -- I do so enjoy it when it's MY turn to swing....(evil grin)... --
Blakskul

Kallia May -- The least you could've done was teach better.  A whooole helluavalot
better! -- Like Water

Plague -- Can't say I minded that matchup.  I can give you some pointers on how to
hold that weapon if you like. -- Helrazor

Our congrats to Ice and Sasquatch for making it out alive!  Sasquatch we'll have to
find another new bouncer at the double B but you've earned it! -- Grim Fandango

Hurray, runnable recruits!! -- Stik

Action and Golgatha's -- Nice three turn, my friend.  Sorry no BFs last turn, don't
know what happened there.  We will try to correct the situation this cycle. -- Stik
and G.F.

Spring tourney will soon be upon us, let's hope at least one of us can do Sunset
proud and bring home some hardware, it's been a bit of a draught lately... -- Stik

Congratulations to those teams recently joing the ranks of the 100 winners -- the Red
Blades and Ominous Reign. -- Nomad and the Tribe

Too Big for Me to Beat -- Well, I had a chance to swing.  That counts for something,
right?  Not much, but something. -- Bul

Welcome to the Blues and all other recent arrivals! -- Nomad and the Tribe

Chesterton -- I guess I do like your writing!  It was truly an amazing plot --
culminating in my becoming a Lord Protector!  The back-woods were nice, but I shall
now only have to return for an occaisonal family visit!  No more messing with
Sasquatch!

Silver Haze -- I do believe you got lucky.  I'm sure of it.  I should have won that
fight.  It was a good cahllenge.  Right up to the point where I lost.  Then it wasn't
such a good challenge. -- Walli

Ninja Barbie -- Yeah, the ninja thing just doesn't do it for me.  Or for you, it
seems. -- Hroloc

The Foiler -- We have got to stop giving you easy wins.  Honestly, that wasn't the
plan.  Apparently they were stupid challenges, but not that stupid.  We didn't mean
to lose.  It just happened.  Time for a new and improved plan. -- Batwamba

Stik -- Yeah, wins have been hard to come by lately.  I could send the whole squad to
the DA, but last time I did that most of them came back and I ended up figthing them
for another year anyway.  But with Graven Ward dead and Sasquatch graduating, Bul is
the last of the veterans with amazing records hanging out here.  Time to make a nice
little offering to the RUGS! -- Nomad

     No, make us a nice BIG offering. -- RUG #56762

Too Big To Fail -- At 16-3 I believe you were named correctly, congrats on the throne
and if you retain the throne I would be surprised not to see you get your bid. --
Gentleben

Action and Golgatha's Blooms -- Very nice 3-Turn, buddy. -- Gentleben and Ben's
Bazaar

Spigot -- Hrmph!  I was hoping your record was luck, guess not. -- Yodles

Kipling -- Caught ya looking at the speedos, they say one sizes fits all, but for you
I may not chance it. -- Speedo Smurf

Batwamba -- That's what I have been trying to do this whole time, thanks for the ego
boost. -- The Foiler

Level of Malevolence -- I don't remember that level from any of the games Ben plays,
which one is it? -- Barbaric Smurf

Hroloc The Hun -- Listen up, I don't call anyone "Hun", it is either "Honey" or
"Babe." -- Ninja Barbie

Archelf -- No but Smurfbane maybe now. -- Gentleben

Hail, warriors of Sunset -- Last turn was a transitional turn for Blood and Sand.  I,
Deep Thought, have hired Batiatus to manage and house my team in this glorious arena.
He owes me a pile of coin and will work it off by leading this stable of fighters to
victory. -- Deep Thought

Sunset -- I, Batiatus, had to take this ragtag group of slaves to my ludus last turn
to receive some proper training in hopes that they may survive at least a fight or
two.  They are back now with a new fire in their veins and hearts craving glory on
the sands. -- Batiatus, Dominus of Blood and Sand

Minami Tori -- Spartacus is not my real name, but the one given to me by my Dominus.
Your original name was not able to protect you from the cut of my blade, now was it.
-- Spartacus

The Hunter -- I thank you for dispatching that treacherous gimp Ashur.  Be careful
how you treat his replacement, Pietros, Barca is very protective of him. -- Batiatus

Sam Byck -- Bacteria?  What are you, one of those superheroes with microscope eyes?
I'm sure there are beauties among the bacteria, but who can see 'em? -- Trelaine

Wild -- Ah.  That explains a lot.  Bad ph, the garden dies.  You either need gypsum
or sawdust. -- Jonisson the ever-helpful

We congratulate Ice and Sasquatch. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

Whirled Peace -- I take that loss to mean that the milkshake was SOOO good that I
just dived in and lost all track of anything but the flavor. -- Trelaine
P.S.  But it's disturbing that you're a golem.

Borges -- Wow, do they teach you that kind of hypocrisy in Literate class?  I mean,
"You are a fine opponent," as applied to me?  Get real! -- Jonisson
P.S.  Now, if you were a ballerina needed to be hoisted into the air while singing,
that would be another matter.

Dred -- Well, you know what they say, the first and most dangerous foe is fear and
dread.  I was working on that when they called our fight and just... whoosh! -- Elise
Isla

Like Water -- How can something be LIKE water?  Either it is, or it is not. -- Kallia
May
P.S.  But the skills were good, for which I thank you.  Well, for the win, also.

Knuckles -- If you didn't drag them on the ground, you wouldn't have to stop and pick
the sand out from under your fingernails. -- Bitter Dove
P.S.  Jorja says to ask your manager whether he is familiar with the City of the
Sharp-Nosed Fish.  Don't ask ME what that means, I'm just a messenger.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORD NOTSONICE was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TRAUMA LORD was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
COULEE KID was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BLAKSKUL unbelievably bested BLOODSONG in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
TOO BIG TO FAIL defeated WILD in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title match.
SASQUATCH vanquished HOPE SPRINGS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA handily defeated FRITERSATAFATFARM in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was vanquished by POCA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BARBARIC SMURF lost to KALLIA MAY in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted ELISE ISLA in a dull 13 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SPARTACUS overpowered BITTER DOVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RHENNTHYL was subdued by DESPAIR in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE FOILER was unbelievably bested by PLAGUE in a 12 minute Challenge contest.
EDULFO PAPA devastated ONE ARMED BOXER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BATWAMBA overpowered MINAMI TORI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MEIRITSU NA was butchered by LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PRAECHYON overpowered BARCA in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge brawl.
HELRAZOR overpowered BARTT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
OPHELIA DELPHI was overpowered by BUL GOBLINHEWER in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
ICE handily defeated CHESTERTON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DARKNESS narrowly defeated BORGES in a 3 minute expert's fight.
YODLE LAYHE WHO demolished JONISSON in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BONEFACE was vanquished by TIME in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
RUIN subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 3 minute veteran's fight.
ORWELL beat RAGING BULL in a 2 minute fight.
DRED vanquished LIKE WATER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MACHIDE SHOU was subdued by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute melee.
SPEEDO SMURF overpowered CERRYL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TROWSUL THUNDER savagely defeated KIPLING in a exciting 4 minute bloody fray.
SELIORA was vanquished by BRUNO SQUALL in a slow 6 minute one-sided bout.
CHABON vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TRELAINE was overpowered by VARRO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NINJA BARBIE overpowered HARDY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HROLOC THE HUN luckily beat REDUVIUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fray.
CRIXUS was defeated by BOORAY in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
HOOSIER DADDY savagely defeated IDARIA in a action packed 4 minute novice's struggle.
BIX was subdued by PIETROS in a 1 minute amateur's match.
ROCKSIE RHODES demolished PUNKSURE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WARSAW executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  18 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        51 -  44 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  25 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  30 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  21 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  34 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  46 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  53 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  53 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  33 -  2      37  |

Turn 660 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      5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  8         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TOO BIG TO FAIL 6932       17   3  0  114 DEVIATION (593)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARKNESS 6841              21  18  1  109 DARK AT HEART (586)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              18  11  2   99 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOPE SPRINGS 6971          10   6  0   90 THE RED BLADES (578)
SLASHING ATTACK  FRITERSATAFATFARM 6929     15   5  0   85 DEVIATION (593)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLOODSONG 2924              8   7  1   66 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          15   8  0   53 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    ORWELL 7086                 6   3  0   42 LITERATE LOONS (538)
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 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418.  The ten other most popular fighters were KIPLING 
7083, REDUVIUS 7132, KALLIA MAY 6941, HOOSIER DADDY 7129, LORD NOTSONICE 6817, 
BLOODSONG 2924, BORGES 6844, RUIN 6862, RAGING BULL 6386, and BOORAY 7133.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELISE ISLA 6921, PLAGUE 7091, BRUNO SQUALL 7017, SELIORA 7076, 
WARSAW 7139, PUNKSURE 7140, BIX 7134, IDARIA 7138, HARDY 7131, and TRELAINE 7054.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOO BIG TO FAIL (21-6932) DEVIATION (593)
BUL GOBLINHEWER (21-6738) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
BORGES (21-6844) LITERATE LOONS (538)
FRITERSATAFATFARM (21-6929) DEVIATION (593)

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

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

               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.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes