DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2011    Duedate: 05/17/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-664

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIME
OMINOUS REIGN (584)
(21-6920) [15-11-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIME                           SPARTACUS
OMINOUS REIGN (584)            BLOOD AND SAND (600)
(21-6920) [15-11-0,112]        (21-7101) [7-0-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BONEFACE                       CHUNKY MONKEY
RAGING LORDS (552)             BEN & JERRY'S (596)
(21-6372) [13-14-0,88]         (21-6977) [4-3-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAGING LORDS (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAGING LORDS (552)          80
2. THE BLUES (601)             39      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. BEN & JERRY'S (596)         32      Unchartered Team
4. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      28
5. PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)       23      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)       23   7  2 76.7   1/12 RAGING LORDS (552)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   110  63  3 63.6   2/ 1 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       10  5 0
 3/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      373 269 20 58.1   3/ 3*BEN & JERRY'S (596)       9  4 1
 4/ 4 DEVIATION (593)           67  49  6 57.8   4/ 7 KANO CLAN (106)           9  5 0
 5/ 3*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      20  15  0 57.1   5/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  5 0
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      654 535 30 55.0   6/ 6 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   8  4 0
 7- 7 TOOL SHED (592)           49  41  1 54.4   7/ 2*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  7 0
 8/20*THE BLUES (601)            8   7  1 53.3   8/16*THE BLUES (601)           7  3 0
 9/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      115 112  6 50.7   9/ 5*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    7  8 0
10/ 9 DARK AT HEART (586)      120 122  8 49.6  10/11 BLOODTHIRST (591)         7  8 0
11/ 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)      8   9  0 47.1  11/ 4 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       6  6 0
12-10 THE RED BLADES (578)     110 124  2 47.0  12-10 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5  5 1
13/16 RAGING LORDS (552)        64  74  5 46.4  13/13 DEVIATION (593)           5 10 0
14-11 LITERATE LOONS (538)     316 367 16 46.3  14- 9 THE RED BLADES (578)      4  5 0
15/13 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   43  52  4 45.3  15-15 TOOL SHED (592)           4  5 0
16/12 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       127 155  8 45.0  16/19 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    4  5 0
17-17 THE QUIET STORM (73)      22  28  2 44.0  17/17 DARK AT HEART (586)       3  6 0
18/14*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    11  14  0 44.0  18/14 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       3 12 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 KANO CLAN (106)          311 400 21 43.7  19-20*DAGGERS DEEP (590)        1  3 0
20/19 SWORD OPERA (323)        674 %1011 23 40.0  20/ 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     1  4 0
21/21 BLOODTHIRST (591)         53  84  4 38.7  21/18 SWORD OPERA (323)         1 14 0
22-22*DAGGERS DEEP (590)         1   8  0 11.1  22-22 THE QUIET STORM (73)      0  1 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 674): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 556): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 679): FALRONDIAL VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 651): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): SPUTTERBUZZ of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 678): BARILOCHE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 663): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 664): DELION of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 663): WILD of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 631): TANNY of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 618): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 611): BRAID of I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 562): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 508): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 556): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 674): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 556): GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 679): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 651): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 678): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 663): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 664): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 663): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 631): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 611): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 562): SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 508): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 556) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 674): HONESTY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 673): HONEST JILES of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 556): AMBEERDEXTROUS of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 555): BOLD MR. WASABI of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 677): MEGA PIXEL of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 650): GERMAINE SHEPPARD of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
               (turn 674): RAVEN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 670): SPUTTERBUZZ of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 678): BARILOCHE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 662): LUNELLE MERRIN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 664): DELION of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 663): WILD of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
                           DARKNESS of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 631): TANNY of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 618): LUM BUSBY of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 662): LUNELLE MERRIN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 662): FIZZ AND FURS of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 661): YUEDEBAHL LITHA of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 562): HABU of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                 (turn 561): PHAEDRA of AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ahh another round for the Wildman.  Well, I did it, I'm still alive, and now
I've proven I will not die, hahah.  Elf thinks he's so smart.  Not sure why he had a
grin on his face when I left, but it doesn't matter, I'm #1, baby!!  Well, dang, I
guess I'm off.  I wish the new

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SUNSET.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, BEN'S BAZAAR.  But how many friends do you have now?  You know what they 
say about the herd of lions who studied a judge...  RAGING LORDS moved up 11 places, 
to 1st.  Hmmmph!  I always thought OMINOUS REIGN was an over-rated team and they 
proved it with a 2-3-0!  THE BLUES showed SUNSET what they were made of as they 
fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with SPARTACUS?  He actually 
beat GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS' GREY FATAL, and walked away with 26 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS.  GREY FATAL lost 24 points to SPARTACUS.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GREY FATAL will provide more easy wins...  See 
how the Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's STONE GOLEM?  That sort of 
initiative is how he got where he is now.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE 
GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, WILD, leaving OMINOUS REIGN in mourning.  So now TIME 
gets to be SUNSET's Duelmaster.  But what comes around goes around.  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
KANO CLAN.  The bums at NOMADIC TRIBE couldn't face the challenges from KANO CLAN!  
No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, TRELAINE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged TIME of OMINOUS REIGN 
who is up by 24.  Now was this a wise move?  BLAKSKUL perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was overcame by TIME and ended up with 81 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIME 6920                    15  11  0   112       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOPE SPRINGS 6971            12   7  0   114       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955          15   5  0   105       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-GRASS SEED 6923              10   9  0    94       TOOL SHED (592)
 SPARTACUS 7101                7   0  0    93       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-CHESTERTON 6853              14  24  1    92       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RUIN 6862                    16  23  0    91       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         11  11  1    89       RAGING LORDS (552)
 BONEFACE 6372                13  14  0    88       RAGING LORDS (552)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927         12  16  1    82       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                19  14  2    81       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MOSHI HARU 6704               9   3  2    81       KANO CLAN (106)
-OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          15  13  0    80       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GREY FATAL 2920               8   9  1    74       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 NINJA BARBIE 7110             6   3  0    69       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BARBARIC SMURF 7072           8   7  1    68       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093             8   3  0    66       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 RHENNTHYL 7068                6   6  0    66       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            16  11  0    59       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            6   2  0    58       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 HOLY MOLY 7141                3   1  1    58       RAGING LORDS (552)
 DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          4   0  0    57       BEN & JERRY'S (596)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM BYCK 7066                 7   2  1    56       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          10  14  0    52       DEVIATION (593)
 BLOODSONG 2924                9  10  1    52       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 ONE ARMED BOXER 7108          6   2  0    52       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              6   1  0    52       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 METARU HEI 7058              11   2  0    51       KANO CLAN (106)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              8   5  0    51       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 DESPAIR 7001                 10  10  2    50       DARK AT HEART (586)
 LIKE WATER 7034               9  10  1    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956               8  10  1    50       TOOL SHED (592)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              11  16  0    49       SWORD OPERA (323)
 RAGING BULL 6386             10  14  0    48       RAGING LORDS (552)
 DRED 6970                     9  11  2    48       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  20  0    47       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         6   6  2    46       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     4   4  1    45       DEVIATION (593)
-MITER BOX 6961               10   7  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 3   2  0    40       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 6   1  0    39       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CLOUD'S REST 828              4   1  0    39       THE QUIET STORM (73)
 VARRO 7099                    3   4  0    36       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINAMI TORI 7077              8   4  0    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            4   2  0    33       DEVIATION (593)
-BRUNO SQUALL 7017             7  10  0    31       THE RED BLADES (578)
 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   1  1    31       BEN & JERRY'S (596)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELIORA 7076                  4   6  0    30       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-KIPLING 7083                  7   6  0    29       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THE FOILER 7088               5   7  0    29       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              3   1  2    27       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TRELAINE 7054                 4  14  0    26       SWORD OPERA (323)
 THE HUNTER 7106               3   1  1    26       THE BLUES (601)
 MANNISH BOY 7124              2   0  0    25       THE BLUES (601)
 RED HOUSE 7103                1   2  0    24       THE BLUES (601)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE 7091                   5   4  0    23       DARK AT HEART (586)
 PIETROS 7137                  4   1  0    23       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-ROCKSIE RHODES 7136           3   1  0    23       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BIX 7134                      3   2  0    23       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-CHABON 7095                   5   4  0    22       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 2   0  0    22       THE BLUES (601)
-WHEELBARROW 7130              2   0  0    22       TOOL SHED (592)
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              1   3  0    22       RAGING LORDS (552)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         6   3  0    21       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 CERRYL 7069                   5   6  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 PUNKSURE 7140                 2   3  0    18       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 CRIXUS 7100                   3   4  0    17       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-TEMPEST II 829                3   2  0    16       THE QUIET STORM (73)
 BARCA 7102                    2   5  0    15       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 2   5  0    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HALO 7157                     2   0  0    15       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      2   1  0    15       DEVIATION (593)
 CELINA HYE 7175               1   0  0    15       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PRAECHYON 7123                3   3  0    14       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 HROLOC THE HUN 7114           3   5  0    14       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               3   1  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 IDARIA 7138                   2   3  0    14       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-LYNCE 7116                    1   0  0    13       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2   6  0    12       SWORD OPERA (323)
-DRUFF THE HAMMER 6887         0   2  0    12       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 MORIKAWA TAKE 7155            1   1  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
 HARDY 7131                    2   3  0     9       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SHOG 7145                     2   2  0     8       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BOORAY 7133                   1   4  0     7       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SLIM 7144                     1   2  0     5       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CELINE 7148                   1   1  0     4       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THEBIG SHALAILYSTICK 7149     0   3  0     3       DEVIATION (593)
 GRUNGE 7158                   0   2  0     2       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-ABYLL 6889                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
-GRYYK 6888                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             0   1  0     1       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 AZRAEL 7172                   0   1  0     1       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 7174               0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 DARK CHAMPION         664  NONE
MELLOW FELLOW 6038      4  5 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 SHEWISH GIANT         664  NONE
WARSAW 7139             1  1 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    LUPUS MAJOR 7146      661   
MACHIDE SHOU 7038       6  6 0 KANO CLAN 106        CHUNKY MONKEY 6977    662  JUST REVENGED
MEIRITSU NA 7128        1  1 0 KANO CLAN 106        LEVEL OF MALEVOL 7109 660  REVENGED
ORWELL 7086             6  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TROWSUL THUNDER 6418  661   
TURGENEV 7147           1  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   LUPUS MAJOR 7146      663   
WILD 6863              18 21 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    STONE GOLEM           664  NONE
9 LIVES (I WISH) 5721   0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  DARK CHAMPION         664  NONE
BRING ME ARENAMA 5725   0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  SHEWISH GIANT         664  NONE
CUPID 5722              0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  DARK CHAMPION         664  NONE
WATER BOY 5724          0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  QUICKSILVER           664  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JONISSON 6780          17 32 1 SWORD OPERA 323      CHESTERTON 6853       663   
GROUPIE 7171            0  1 0 THE BLUES 601        BANDIT PRINCE         664  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Punksure -- That was not very wise, but I gather you have come to that conclusion
already as well. -- Reduvius

Pietros -- Damn you! -- The Cajun

As much as I hate Strikers, sometimes there's just no other way to go.  But I suspect
there's a little more to it in order to explain 14 Strikers running last turn.  And
as expected, they came out on the losing end, 6-8, and even odds in the two prior
turns.  Perhaps an attempt to 'try one's luck' is at play here despite the extensive
weaknesses of Strikers.  Kudos for the effort, fellas!  Maybe one of those Strikers
will turn out to be a special case, but I doubt it.

Nope. I have no justifiable reason to back off from that Nomad freak until he backs
down and admits he's just a novice nobody. Oh yeah, he can quote his overly-inflated
record with which he's so infatuated all day long and I can make the case it's due to
blind luck.  I think it's important to understand the sheer level of abject contempt
I have for him.  I despise his arrogance and self-righteous infatuation.  He ranks no
higher than the crunch of a bug under my boot, and everyone with any connection to
Sunset should beware of his smooth tongue.  Don't allow yourself to be influenced by
his slick demeanor.  He's just an insignificant punk.

Go ahead and dismiss me if you want.  Ignore my comments as the mere rantings of a
madman.  I would like nothing more than for you to wear a blindfold and press your
palms against your ears.  Please, be as apathetic as possible.  The fact remains, if
you have any notion which leads you to believe that you know better than anyone else,
then it's YOU that has a significant problem, not me.

Say whatever you will, Nomad (or any of the rest of you that may empathize with him).
I'm done with you.  I'm done talking with you and will now only talk down to you.

I appreciate experimentation.  This is particularly a game of copious experimenting
in order to get a handle on what works and what doesn't work.  One of the primary
reasons for my tenacious participation in this arena is experimentation.  Sunset is
an ideal environment for placing your brainstorms into action.  I've used Sunset as
my platform of experimenting for a very long time.  I put into practice in other
arenas what I learn here in Sunset. -- Manager of Kano Clan

Hey, Stik!  How's the conspiracy theories thing working out for you these days, pal?
-- Kano

CONGRATULATIONS! to Bloodthirst (591), Raging Lords (552), and The Blues (601) for
the smack down on Batwamba, Hroloc the Hun, and Grunge.  Good work fellas!  Here's to
hoping you can keep it up against the Tribe. -- Kano

If all of this writing just seems like a bunch of useless claptrap to you, then of
course you're probably just another one of those ignorant dopes that doesn't get it.

This is fun, actually.  Am hoping to get some competent dialogue initiated here
(Sorry, that counts you out, Nomad.) and looking forward to more creative writing
from many of you.  Though I'm sure to be amused by a great deal of it all, go ahead
and give it a shot.  Let's just see how well you can formulate an argument. -- Kano
Clan

Jorja -- Was considering jumping over to one of the other arenas, but I like the
cutthroat competition in Sunset right now. -- Kano

Halo -- I admire the lucky blow to the throat.  Looking forward to the chance when I
can get the lucky blow. -- Morikawa Take

Hope Springs -- That one hurt more than just my pride.  In multiple places.  You're
welcome... -- Blakskul

Reduvius -- That was no fine example of southern hospitality! -- Punksure

Chabon -- Nice duelin' with you, dude. -- Helrazor

Elise Isla -- Well, I can't say I didn't really need that.  Nope. -- L.W.

Morikawa Take -- Apparently you can dish it, but you can't take it, from a girl even.
Guess you should've worn more armor, huh? -- Halo

Nomad -- Whoa, guess you touched one off there, buddy!  We got almost a full page of
entertainment! -- Stik

Ben -- (channeling Chris Farley)  Watch your language in front of the lady, punk!! --
Stik

DM Wild and LP Darkness -- Congrats on the throne and the grad notices!  Drinks on us
tonight at the double-B!! -- Grim Fandango

Well, not much to cheer about for Sunset with our tourney results, but congrats to
those who came back with winning records and all their appendages still attached! --
Grim Fandango

Woohoo, back up over 20 teams, and word on the street is, more to come!  BIG welcomes
back to Floyd, Kayelbe, Buri, Quiet Storm?  Khorvinus comin' in this turn?  Look
alive, Sunset!  Blades UP!! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Grey Fatal -- Yeah, it bites.  That hip was still aching when I stepped out to face
the Man Who Was Thursday and got killed. -- Ghost of Jonisson

Bloodsong -- We need a whole opera to frame, er, showcase you properly.  Let us think
about this. -- Madam Butterfly, producer of the Sword Opera (as opposed to the mere
mis-manager)

Spartacus -- They all say that. -- Elise Isla

Halo -- A dutiful welcome to you.  What kind of "fun"? -- the Sword Opera cast

We congratulate Wild and Darkness. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

We salute the tourney participants but have concluded that the less said about them,
the better. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast
P.S.  We were sorry to see the Spigot turned off.  A good spigot is hard to find, you
know.

Chesterton -- You sent the wrong guy.  Uh... you were the wrong guy?  It was
Wednesday, not Thursday. -- Ghost of Jonisson
P.S.  Probably just as well; I could never remember if I was supposed to sign my name
with a double N or a double S or both.  Or neither.
P.P.S.  I put it down on the Death Form as a heart attack, for insurance purposes.
After all, you attacked my heart.

Sugar Magnolia -- Ouch, it feels like a tree fell on me. -- Kallia May

Like Water -- Help!  Help!  Someone throw me a float or something, there's water
everywhere! -- Elise Isla

One Armed Boxer -- Which arm were you counting?  Or discounting, of course.  I
could've sworn I saw two.  Maybe three or four. -- Trelaine

Chocolate Therapy -- Who put RAISINS in it? -- Bitter, bitter Dove

Spartacus -- Nice job... you are one to be reckoned with. -- Row Dayo Drive

Barbaric Smurf -- Are we there yet... are we there yet... are we there yet??? --
Level of Malevolence

Slim -- You're lookin' kinda shady!  But as long as you know.... -- Hoosier Daddy

Lynce -- Well done. -- Thebig Shalailystick

Abyll -- That was for my big buddy Shalaily... -- My Sword and Savior

Cosmic Freak Out -- Welcome back!!  You've got something of mine and I'll be looking
to reclaim it!  <grin> -- Deviation

Nomad -- It looks like we've got company at the top now! -- Marms

Sledgehead -- Try to challenge me again will you!  Hah!  Take that!  See how you like
being lulled to sleep! -- Walli Weebled and you fell down

Loons -- Oh, dang!  Now why did he have to go and die?  Look at our team record, we
really don't kill much.  Unless we are facing Loons.  And then you die.  What's up
with that?!  You don't honestly think I intended to kill a warrior with a teammate in
the challenger champs, do you?  I didn't.  It was unintentional.  And yet it did
happen, so I accept the bloodfeud that appears to be my part in this plot.  I just
hope my role in this story is not merely a bit part. -- Lupus Major

Slowhand -- Someday that fight will go my way.  I just need a few skills first. --
Grunge

Holy Moly, that went badly! -- Hroloc

Kano -- That was certainly a lot of ranting.  Do I understand that armor protects
against damage?  Certainly.  I also know that strength can increase damage and wit
can increase learns, and yet I do not always add points to those categories.  I know
the scimitar is believed to be the "best weapon," and yet there are times I do not
use it.  Likewise, even though it protects against damage, there are times I choose
not to have my warriors wear armor.  Do some die because of this choice?  Probably.
Do others win fights they might have lost if they had been wearing armor?  Probably.
And winning fights is the easiest way to avoid dying.  But perhaps you don't have
enough experience with that?
     I find your choice of taunts amusing.  I suggest that your words are childish,
and you respond with "pie-hole" comments?  Impressive.  As for facts, it seems what
you offer is more of an opinion on subjects such as armor and wit.  If you want facts
look for something empirical.  I would suggest, perhaps, numbers.  Numbers can be
fairly factual. -- Nomad

Ben -- Thanks for the grats but I'm not a girl no matter what Archelf says. -- Wild

Ophelia Delphi -- Fun fight, was entertaining, it's a good thing it was my time to
win. -- Time

Trelaine -- (Pow) -- One Armed Boxer

Hoosier Daddy -- (Bow) Um, but you're not my daddy. -- Slim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILD was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MELLOW FELLOW was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BLAH was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CUPID was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WATER BOY was murdered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
BRING ME ARENAMASTER was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
9 LIVES (I WISH) was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GROUPIE was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
METARU HEI unbelievably bested CHUNKY MONKEY in a 5 minute Bloodfeud duel.
MOSHI HARU was overpowered by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLAKSKUL was overpowered by TIME in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
BLOODSONG was beaten by BARBARIC SMURF in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DUBLIN MUDSLIDE subdued LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
WHIRLED PEACE viciously subdued LIKE WATER in a exciting 5 minute Challenge battle.
RHENNTHYL overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was overpowered by NINJA BARBIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOLY MOLY viciously subdued WALLI WEEBLE in a exciting 3 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HELRAZOR bested THE FOILER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CERRYL was overpowered by RAGING BULL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PUNKSURE overpowered SLIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RED HOUSE handily defeated BATWAMBA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MANNISH BOY beat I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
BARCA was subdued by SLOWHAND in a action packed 4 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
HOOSIER DADDY handily defeated PRAECHYON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HARDY was demolished by THE HUNTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LUPUS MAJOR won victory over CRIXUS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
HALO overpowered THEBIG SHALAILYSTICK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
IDARIA defeated BOORAY in a exciting 6 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge match.
GRUNGE was overcome by MUSUBU KIN in a exciting 1 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
GREY FATAL was handily defeated by SPARTACUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARKNESS overpowered YODLE LAYHE WHO in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SPEEDO SMURF was overpowered by TROWSUL THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BONEFACE defeated RUIN in a popular 2 minute veteran's bout.
KALLIA MAY was overcome by SAM BYCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
EDULFO PAPA vanquished DRED in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ELISE ISLA was savagely defeated by ONE ARMED BOXER in a 5 minute mismatched match.
VARRO was savagely defeated by YOUNG BLOOD in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
THE MAGIC SHROOM demolished TRELAINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
REDUVIUS overpowered SELIORA in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
PIETROS was outwaited by MINAMI TORI in a tiresome 8 minute amateur vs. expert match.
BITTER DOVE was savagely defeated by MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 5 minute battle.
HROLOC THE HUN was vanquished by CHOCOLATE THERAPY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PLAGUE was viciously subdued by DAGGERMOUTH in a 2 minute conflict.
BIX handily defeated CLUSTERFLUFF in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SHOG was overpowered by CELINA HYE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORIKAWA TAKE overpowered AZRAEL in a 1 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                  16         AIMED BLOW        60 -  43 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  19 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  24 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  29 -  4      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  29 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  51 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  63 -  4      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     27 -  33 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  54 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  42 -  0      39  |

Turn 664 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TIME 6920                  15  11  0  112 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955        15   5  0  105 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
AIMED BLOW       SPARTACUS 7101              7   0  0   93 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704             9   3  2   81 KANO CLAN (106)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARBARIC SMURF 7072         8   7  1   68 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPEEDO SMURF 7093           8   3  0   66 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          16  11  0   59 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984          6   2  0   58 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981        4   0  0   57 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120               6   1  0   39 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BONEFACE 6372.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHUNKY MONKEY 6977.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIKE WATER 7034, 
BARCA 7102, ONE ARMED BOXER 7108, HOLY MOLY 7141, BOORAY 7133, BONEFACE 6372, 
DAGGERMOUTH 7142, BLOODSONG 2924, WHIRLED PEACE 6984, and YOUNG BLOOD 5723.

The least popular fighter this week was MINAMI TORI 7077.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PIETROS 7137, BITTER DOVE 7115, AZRAEL 7172, SHOG 7145, 
CLUSTERFLUFF 7173, PLAGUE 7091, HROLOC THE HUN 7114, TRELAINE 7054, VARRO 7099, and 
ELISE ISLA 6921.

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

DARKNESS (21-6841) DARK AT HEART (586)
WILD (21-6863) OMINOUS REIGN (584)