DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2011    Duedate: 05/31/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIME
OMINOUS REIGN (584)
(21-6920) [16-11-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIME                           SPARTACUS
OMINOUS REIGN (584)            BLOOD AND SAND (600)
(21-6920) [16-11-0,124]        (21-7101) [7-1-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTERTON                     ROW DAYO DRIVE
LITERATE LOONS (538)           DEVIATION (593)
(21-6853) [15-24-1,100]        (21-6933) [10-15-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KANO CLAN (106)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK AT HEART (586)         64
2. LITERATE LOONS (538)        55      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. OMINOUS REIGN (584)         54      Unchartered Team
4. KANO CLAN (106)             36
5. THE BLUES (601)             33      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)       26   9  2 74.3   1/ 4 KANO CLAN (106)          12  3 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   111  67  3 62.4   2/ 1 RAGING LORDS (552)       10  5 1
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      374 273 20 57.8   3/11 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      10  5 0
 4/ 4 DEVIATION (593)           67  54  6 55.4   4/ 8*THE BLUES (601)          10  5 0
 5/ 8*THE BLUES (601)           11   9  1 55.0   5/ 3*BEN & JERRY'S (596)       9  5 0
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      656 538 30 54.9   6/ 9*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    8  7 0
 7/ 7 TOOL SHED (592)           51  43  1 54.3   7/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 8/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      120 112  6 51.7   8/ 2 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 0
 9/10 DARK AT HEART (586)      124 123  9 50.2   9- 6 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   5  3 0
10/ 5*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      20  20  0 50.0  10/12 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5  5 1
11/12 THE RED BLADES (578)     113 126  2 47.3  11-10 BLOODTHIRST (591)         5  5 0
12/13 RAGING LORDS (552)        67  76  6 46.9  12/17 DARK AT HEART (586)       5  7 1
13/18*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    14  16  0 46.7  13/16 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    5  9 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     320 368 16 46.5  14/ 7*BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5 10 0
15/11 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     10  12  0 45.5  15/14 THE RED BLADES (578)      4  5 0
16-15 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   43  52  4 45.3  16/15 TOOL SHED (592)           4  5 0
17/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       128 159  8 44.6  17/18 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       4 11 1
18/19 KANO CLAN (106)          316 400 21 44.1  18/13 DEVIATION (593)           4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17 THE QUIET STORM (73)      22  28  2 44.0  19/20 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     3  7 0
20/20 SWORD OPERA (323)        676 %1014 23 40.0  20/21 SWORD OPERA (323)         3 12 0
21-21 BLOODTHIRST (591)         53  84  4 38.7  21-19*DAGGERS DEEP (590)        1  3 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 675): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 680): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 652): IRONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 676): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 671): SWIVEL of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): PAULA of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 664): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 665): MESHACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 664): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 632): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 619): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 612): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 563): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, 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 509): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 557): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 675): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 680): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 652): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 676): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 671): TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 664): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 665): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 664): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 285): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 612): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 563): SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 267): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 260): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 509): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 557) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 674): HONESTY of MIGHTY MORALS II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): LORINDA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
                           FREDILILLA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 556): AMBEERDEXTROUS of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 652): RED HAMMER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 675): SCOOTIE PUFF JR of 011510A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 671): SWIVEL of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
                            STUMP JUMPER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
                (turn 670): SPUTTERBUZZ of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 679): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 678): BARILOCHE of SENTINELS (Nomad, 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.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Time to thank Blakskul for a nice fight.  I hope next time you will find that
20th win.  Seems my time for a shot has come and it didn't turn out like I had
imagined but all the same I'm here and it nice looking down if maybe only for a time.
We'll see if <cut off by hal>

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt SUNSET will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as RAGING LORDS is pushed out of top team by KANO CLAN, who came from 4th with a 
5-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for BLOOD AND SAND, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 14th.  OMINOUS 
REIGN stable has parlayed this turn's 5-0-0 into a 8 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The DARK AT HEART guild has had 
a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, NINJA BARBIE fought HOPE SPRINGS and gained 
29 points and contributed to BEN'S BAZAAR's 1-4-0.  HOPE SPRINGS has lost to NINJA 
BARBIE, falling 39 points, while helping make THE RED BLADES a 3-2-0 turn.  Well 
done, SUNSET, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps TIME 
is not as thrilled, being challenged 8 times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between SPARTACUS and our Duelmaster TIME, making a challenge.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TIME remains SUNSET's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at Baba Yaga's Bar and Grill until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the NOMADIC 
TRIBE stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided NOMADIC TRIBE stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was BEN'S BAZAAR.  Anyone surprised?  I don't know about you, but TROWSUL THUNDER 
challenging down 21 points to BEN'S BAZAAR's BARBARIC SMURF, is not really worthy of 
RAGING LORDS.  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  
TROWSUL THUNDER put to death BARBARIC SMURF, as if it surprises anyone.  In a brave 
attempt, THE FOILER from BEN'S BAZAAR challenged up 23 points to fight ONE ARMED 
BOXER from the OMINOUS REIGN stable.  THE FOILER perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she was beat by ONE ARMED BOXER and ended up with 26 recognition points.  
SUGAR MAGNOLIA of COSMIC FREAK OUT had better have a good reason for challenging down 
14 points in a challenge which it lost.  I thought SUGAR MAGNOLIA showed great skill 
and promise when it was bested by RUIN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  DESPAIR must have surprised DARK AT HEART this turn, after they sent her to 
the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold her!  BARBARIC SMURF has departed 
SUNSET, leaving BEN'S BAZAAR without their 8-7-1 warrior.  Question, just what was 
his team doing at the taverns last night?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to 
rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, SUNSET, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIME 6920                    16  11  0   124       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    17  23  0   111       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CHESTERTON 6853              15  24  1   100       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         12  11  2   100       RAGING LORDS (552)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          16  13  0    99       THE RED BLADES (578)
 NINJA BARBIE 7110             7   3  0    98       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BONEFACE 6372                14  14  0    91       RAGING LORDS (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSHI HARU 6704              10   3  2    90       KANO CLAN (106)
 SPARTACUS 7101                7   1  0    86       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955          15   6  0    85       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                19  15  2    82       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GRASS SEED 6923              10  10  0    78       TOOL SHED (592)
 YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927         12  17  1    75       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            12   8  0    75       THE RED BLADES (578)
-GREY FATAL 2920               8   9  1    74       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 7001                 11  10  3    66       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956               9  10  1    66       TOOL SHED (592)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093             8   4  0    66       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-RHENNTHYL 7068                6   6  0    66       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            7   2  0    65       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          5   0  0    65       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            16  12  0    60       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 METARU HEI 7058              12   2  0    57       KANO CLAN (106)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              9   5  0    57       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAM BYCK 7066                 7   2  1    56       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 ONE ARMED BOXER 7108          7   2  0    56       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              12  16  0    55       SWORD OPERA (323)
 RAGING BULL 6386             11  14  0    53       RAGING LORDS (552)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          10  15  0    53       DEVIATION (593)
 HOLY MOLY 7141                3   2  1    53       RAGING LORDS (552)
-BLOODSONG 2924                9  10  1    52       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984         7   6  2    52       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-EDULFO PAPA 7119              6   1  0    52       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            5   3  1    51       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 DRED 6970                     9  12  2    49       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  21  0    48       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 7   1  0    47       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MITER BOX 6961               10   8  0    44       TOOL SHED (592)
 LIKE WATER 7034               9  11  1    44       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KIPLING 7083                  8   6  0    43       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     4   5  1    40       DEVIATION (593)
-CLOUD'S REST 828              4   1  0    39       THE QUIET STORM (73)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017             8  10  0    38       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MINAMI TORI 7077              9   4  0    36       KANO CLAN (106)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 3   3  0    36       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 RED HOUSE 7103                2   2  0    35       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHABON 7095                   6   4  0    33       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 3   5  0    33       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 THE HUNTER 7106               4   1  1    32       THE BLUES (601)
 MANNISH BOY 7124              3   0  0    32       THE BLUES (601)
-SELIORA 7076                  4   6  0    30       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 PLAGUE 7091                   6   4  0    29       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   2  1    29       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 TRELAINE 7054                 4  15  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               4   1  0    27       KANO CLAN (106)
 THE FOILER 7088               5   8  0    26       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            4   3  0    26       DEVIATION (593)
 CELINE 7148                   2   1  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              3   2  2    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              3   0  0    24       TOOL SHED (592)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         6   4  0    22       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HALO 7157                     3   0  0    22       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CERRYL 7069                   5   6  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 2   1  0    21       THE BLUES (601)
 CELINA HYE 7175               2   0  0    21       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ACHERON 7179                  1   0  0    21       DARK AT HEART (586)
 FEATHER 7178                  1   0  0    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PIETROS 7137                  4   2  0    20       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BOORAY 7133                   2   4  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              1   4  0    19       RAGING LORDS (552)
 CRIXUS 7100                   3   5  0    18       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 HARDY 7131                    3   3  0    18       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-TEMPEST II 829                3   2  0    16       THE QUIET STORM (73)
 SHOG 7145                     3   2  0    16       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 MORIKAWA TAKE 7155            2   1  0    16       KANO CLAN (106)
 HROLOC THE HUN 7114           3   6  0    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-PRAECHYON 7123                3   3  0    14       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 PUNKSURE 7140                 2   4  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-IDARIA 7138                   2   3  0    14       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 ROCKSIE RHODES 7136           3   2  0    13       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2   7  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 AZRAEL 7172                   1   1  0    13       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-LYNCE 7116                    1   0  0    13       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 BIX 7134                      3   3  0    12       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BARCA 7102                    2   6  0    12       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-DRUFF THE HAMMER 6887         0   2  0    12       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 ILLOOSIV 7189                 1   0  0    11       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 SLIM 7144                     2   2  0    10       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              1   0  0    10       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      2   2  0     8       DEVIATION (593)
 GRUNGE 7158                   0   3  0     3       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-ABYLL 6889                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             0   2  0     2       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-GRYYK 6888                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 MECHANISM 7190                0   1  0     1       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 SALINGER 7180                 0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SALVIA SALLY 7186             0   1  0     1       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 FERGIE 7191                   0   1  0     1       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUIS 7188                    0   1  0     1       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BARBARIC SMURF 7072     8  8 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     TROWSUL THUNDER 6418  665   
VARRO 7099              3  5 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   ARENAMASTER HART      665  NONE
BLAH PT 2 7187          0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 STONE GOLEM           665  NONE
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DESPAIR 7001          665  NONE
THEBIG SHALAILYS 7149   0  4 0 DEVIATION 593        MR. TWISTER           665  NONE
WARSAW 7139             1  1 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    LUPUS MAJOR 7146      661  NOT REVENGED
MACHIDE SHOU 7038       6  6 0 KANO CLAN 106        CHUNKY MONKEY 6977    662  REVENGED
ORWELL 7086             6  4 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TROWSUL THUNDER 6418  661  NOT REVENGED
TURGENEV 7147           1  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   LUPUS MAJOR 7146      663   
JONISSON 6780          17 32 1 SWORD OPERA 323      CHESTERTON 6853       663   
MESSIN' AROUND 7177     0  1 0 THE BLUES 601        BANDIT PRINCE         665  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow!  Nine out of the 10 fight styles in the top 11 warriors, a representative from
every style in the Top Warrior of Each Style list, a 38-46 total win-loss (8 were
DAs) record among all the fights, and ABs on top and TPs on the bottom over the last
10 turns.  I love this arena!  By every indication the level of competition in Sunset
is outstanding.  Only Slashers and Strikers were barely able to come out on the
winning side (sort of odd).  I suppose the reason that Lungers didn't do any better
than 8-8 is because there were so stinking many of them.

That pitiful little one who calls himself Nomad continues to maintain his arrogant
and self-righteous stance in the face of significant losses.  Despite the fact that
he has been handed numerous losses in light of his best efforts should lead any
casual observer to believe in his insignificance.  This is the problem with those
like him suffering from such a high degree of mental insufficiency.  Anyone under the
illusion of grandeur through Duel play is a truly disturbed individual.  The chest
pounding mentality just shows the intelligence of a gorilla.  Not smart.  Just
disgusting.

The problem about the concept of wearing armor or not is the amount of misleading
propoganda from long ago concerning how armor slows down a fighter and interferes
with his overall performance in the arena.  TOTAL HOGWASH!!  I don't buy it for a
minute!  The whole thing was then and still is just a ploy perpetrated by a few
opportunists to get you to run your warriors without armor so they could possibly win
a few more fights.  You've been conned!  The undeniable truth is armor protects and
saves lives.  Period.

Nomad, Stik, and any of the rest of you like-minded mice -- I think you guys are
crazy!  You're completely discounting the fact that I just don't care anything about
you or anything you have to say.  I thought perhaps I had made that crystal clear by
now.  And vice-versa, go ahead and dismiss everything I'm writing.  At least I can
demonstrate the capability to discuss matters of substance as opposed to your shrill
jabbering and indignant condescension.  It's pathetic!

When it comes to the arena you use for your experimentation, the significant thing to
keep in mind is that one can act without concern for wins or losses.  If you've got
nothing to lose, does it not make you more dangerous and unpredictable?

CONGRATULATIONS! to Ben & Jerry's (596), Raging Lords (552), and The Blues (601) for
the smack down on Hroloc the Hun, Walli Weeble, and Batwamba.  Good work, guys!
Here's to hoping you can keep it up against the Tribe.

Sugar Magnolia -- I envy a fighter who is so well blessed in Attack skills.  But you
might consider a different weapon so you're not such a dead give away with regards to
your attribs. -- Moshi Haru

Grunge -- Talk to your manager about some armor, pal.  He won't give any to you guys
that need it and makes others wear some that don't need any.  Apparently he's
confused. -- Musubu Kin

Pietros -- Valiant effort but seems as though your fighting style should dictate a
bit more offense. -- Minami Tori

Chunky Monkey -- Nice fight and great effort.  But I would venture to say that the
combination of weapon choice and lack of attribute led to your demise.  Seems like
you might have a decent rhythm going there, so perhaps a change in weapon would be
beneficial? -- Metaru Hei

Stik -- Am beginning to envision you with a like mentality as that sick Nomad freak.
Or perhaps you have simply fallen under his evil influence.  Resist the temptation to
be swayed by such slick deameanor.  There may have been a time when his methods
worked.  No more.  Not now.  Maybe later.  Not to say that he won't get back up at
some point in the future.  We all have our ups and downs with this blasted game.
Which brings me to the next sore subject, Popularity Points.

     Nothing has been suppressed here.  There was nothing in hal's file following up
     on this.

DM Time -- I was hoping that would go better.  I'm turning into quite the enabler...
-- Blakskul

Kano -- Yet another rambling, paranoid, barely coherant, yet mildly entertaining set
of rants you were so kind to grace us all with!  And you want some arguments
formulated?  Let's take a look at it, shall we?

Strikers, a terrible style to be sure.  They never win do they?  Uh huh.  Strikers
generally clean up in basic arena play and in the lower tourneys.  They're abundant
in every arena because most managers know this.  I seriously doubt a single manager
in this arena designed his latest striker to counteract some perceived style
imbalance or other deranged conspiracy theory of yours.  Managers almost always
design for a given rollup's strengths, period.  I have been pretty anti-striker
myself for some time, but like you said, sometimes there's just no other way to go.
Let it be, man.

You can hate Nomad all you want, silly as that is, but you can't seriously make the
case his record is blind luck.  NO manager's long-term record is blind luck.  That
includes yours.  To insinuate such is to make yourself look like a naive newbie.
You're doing well in this area.

You're doing a lot of experimenting in Sunset, eh?  Sounds like a lame attempt to
justify your record to me.  Historically you've run almost nothing but lungers, scum
TPs, and some mediocre bashers, and I've seen nothing in your strats and armor/weapon
choices that lead me to believe you're conducting some grand experiments and placing
your "brainstorms" into action.  If that was the case, you must have some awesome
records in other arenas where you put all this ground-breaking data into action, huh?
Yeah.  There's not a thing wrong with running those styles and winning with them, but
don't try to put on airs like you're up to something else entirely.  We all know
you're not.

This is fun, actually.  Enough 'competent dialogue' for you, or am I just more
ignorant claptrap?  You can't help stepping on your own statements in one rant, even.
You say you want us all to cover our eyes and ears to you, yet you beg for responses.
Which is it, dude?  You say nobody should think they know anything more than anyone
else, yet you seem free to dispense your "advice" about certain styles, armor, and
weapons whenever you feel the need to puke some of it up in the PAs.  How
hypocritical can you get??

And finally...your 'tenacious' participation??  Seriously?  You've been around a long
time, as your team number indicates, but you have NEVER played consistently.  You
disappear for months at a time, come back, run two guys one turn, 4 then next, skip a
turn or two, duck bloodfeuds, who knows when or who you're gonna play?

Me?  Since starting this team here, I can count the number of turns I've missed on
one hand, and the number of turns I've not run a full squad is likely under 20.
That's tenacious participation.  Again, play however much and whenever you want, I'd
rather have you here than not, but don't claim to be the rock of the arena when
you've been anything but.  Set aside all the B.S. and just play your game, and try to
keep a semi-sane attitude about things, the rest of the arena would appreciate it.
Good day, sir. -- Stik

Thank you for the congrats Stik and Jorja. -- Archelf

Trelaine -- Lol, it's an anchient Chinese secret. -- One armed Boxer

Elisa Isla -- Seems I like dancing with you guys.  Is there an opening for a one
armed man in your opera? -- One Armed Boxer

Morikawa Take -- You some kind of samurai?  Maybe I need even more armor.. -- Azreal

Hoosier Daddy -- Me, shady, nah, I own the candy story on the corner near the Bone.
Just send the kiddies around for some candy. -- Slim

Kano -- Let me see if I have this straight:  you want "competent dialogue" and
someone who "can formulate an argument?"  This from a person who responds to comments
with "shut your pie hole!" and refers to people who disagree with his own arguments
as "ignorant dopes."   What in those comments seems to suggest dialogue?  Those are
not arguments, but ad hominem attacks.  If you truly wish to discuss the pros and
cons of armor, strikers, or other topics, I'd be happy to do so.  However, you do not
discuss, you rant.  "Rantings of a madman," I believe, was your own phrase.  So if
you truly want dialogue and argument, go ahead, give it a try.  Explain what you have
learned in your experimentation.  Perhaps we can have an arena wide discussion on
when it is best to wear armor.  Yes, there are times when it is best to wear armor,
but that is not all the time.  Let us see if you can frame a competent argument. --
Nomad

Musubu Kin -- And that was one time when armor was a good idea.  Especially that
armor.  But it would not have helped me.  Exhaustion was my enemy, not your spear. --
Grunge

Holy Moly -- Okay, I'm betting that there is a lot more to you than meets the eye! --
Walli

Crixus -- It is all in the matchups.  Matching up with you, for example, worked well
for me. -- Lupus Major

Red House -- I'm confused, which admittedly is easy for me.  How does a Red House get
the Blues? -- Batwamba

     Change in the ph of the rainfall?

Kano -- ???  Okay.  I suspect you are confusing yourself with someone else.  That
comment could more reasonably (connectedly?) come from a manager in Tricorus of whom
I asked a question about choice of arena.  But s/he ASSURED me that s/he did not run
in Sunset.  Have you considered Shadowspire for cutthroat competition? -- Jorja

Like Water -- *I* could say it!  "You didn't really need that."  See? -- Elise Isla

Bloodsong -- I still have not found the right operatic vehicle to showcase you.  At
the moment, I'm thinking something by Waggoner. -- Madam Butterfly

Sam Byck -- I didn't really need that. -- Kallia May
P.S.  You come across a good phrase, why not use it, eh?

One Armed Boxer -- I believe my teammate Trelaine was correct.  Your one-armed-ness
is an illusion.  You're actually an octopus.  Octo-arm?  Fortunately you don't have
eight pusses.  That would be too ugly to contemplate. -- Elise Isla
P.S.  You could have taught me something.  I wouldn't have minded.

The Magic Shroom -- Wow!  That was... that was amazing. -- Trelaine, still reeling

My Sword and Savior -- What did I ever do to you to deserve that? -- Bitter Dove

Shog -- My greatest thanks!  It was so cool to get the only win on the team, and on
my first time out!  I know it won't always be like that, but still, it's a rush. --
Celina Hye

Minami Tori -- SCUM!  Next time, I'll bring a bigger weapon. -- Pietros

Grey Fatal -- I didn't even have to use my backup weapon, RoundUp Spray Bottle.  See
you farther up the rankings. -- Spartacus

Young Blood -- After that fight, I think it may be time for me to battle by
torchlight.  Not because of you, but I have learned 11 skills and 8 are init...bleah.
-- Varro

Slowhand -- I think I found my favorite weapon but it still wasn't enough to take you
down, well done, scum. -- Barca

Crixus lost his battle with Lupus...sounds worse than it was. -- Batiatus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VARRO was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DESPAIR butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
THEBIG SHALAILYSTICK was viciously butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute match.
MESSIN' AROUND was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute contest.
BLAH PT 2 was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
TIME devastated SPARTACUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
SUGAR MAGNOLIA was devastated by RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TROWSUL THUNDER put to death BARBARIC SMURF in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
OPHELIA DELPHI handily defeated GRASS SEED in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MOSHI HARU won victory over BLAKSKUL in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
SPEEDO SMURF lost to BONEFACE in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
DUBLIN MUDSLIDE beat HOLY MOLY in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge melee.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE was subdued by THE MAGIC SHROOM in a 2 minute competition.
LIKE WATER was bested by KALLIA MAY in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge battle.
METARU HEI unbelievably bested ROW DAYO DRIVE in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
DRED was overpowered by WHIRLED PEACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HELRAZOR bested REDUVIUS in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SLEDGEHEAD viciously subdued WALLI WEEBLE in a 3 minute master's Challenge bout.
CHOCOLATE THERAPY was luckily beaten by BRUNO SQUALL in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
THE FOILER was overpowered by ONE ARMED BOXER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MINAMI TORI outwaited HOOSIER DADDY in a unpopular 13 minute Challenge competition.
PIETROS was beaten by THE HUNTER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
PUNKSURE was demolished by MUSUBU KIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
BARCA was vanquished by MANNISH BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
BATWAMBA overpowered I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CLUSTERFLUFF was overpowered by SHOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DAGGERMOUTH was luckily beaten by PLAGUE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ROCKSIE RHODES was vanquished by RED HOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
HOPE SPRINGS was handily defeated by NINJA BARBIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CHESTERTON vanquished YODLE LAYHE WHO in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHUNKY MONKEY won victory over MITER BOX in a popular 1 minute fray.
ELISE ISLA was narrowly defeated by KIPLING in a 6 minute match.
RAGING BULL overpowered TRELAINE in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
YOUNG BLOOD handily defeated LUPUS MAJOR in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
CHABON overpowered SLOWHAND in a exciting 3 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
WHEELBARROW beat BITTER DOVE in a tiring 6 minute fray.
HARDY narrowly defeated CRIXUS in a crowd pleasing 7 minute brutal match.
BOORAY viciously subdued HROLOC THE HUN in a popular 2 minute gruesome bout.
BIX was overpowered by CELINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SLIM overcame MECHANISM in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR was luckily beaten by ILLOOSIV in a 13 minute beginner's duel.
MORIKAWA TAKE savagely defeated LOUIS in a 10 minute beginner's conflict.
HALO devastated SALINGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GRUNGE was handily defeated by AZRAEL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided conflict.
CELINA HYE overpowered FERGIE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FEATHER vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
ACHERON overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
SALVIA SALLY was demolished by LENNY SPARK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        60 -  42 -  3      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  29 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  27 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  33 -  4      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  51 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     29 -  33 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    58 -  66 -  4      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  55 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  44 -  0      41  |

Turn 665 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TIME 6920                  16  11  0  124 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
WALL OF STEEL    TROWSUL THUNDER 6418       12  11  2  100 RAGING LORDS (552)
PARRY-LUNGE      OPHELIA DELPHI 6910        16  13  0   99 THE RED BLADES (578)
AIMED BLOW       NINJA BARBIE 7110           7   3  0   98 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            10   3  2   90 KANO CLAN (106)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955        15   6  0   85 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOPE SPRINGS 6971          12   8  0   75 THE RED BLADES (578)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981        5   0  0   65 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          16  12  0   60 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHESTERTON 6853.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHOCOLATE THERAPY 
6994, MORIKAWA TAKE 7155, SLEDGEHEAD 6956, BATWAMBA 7118, CHABON 7095, CRIXUS 7100, 
BOORAY 7133, THEBIG SHALAILYSTICK 7149, THE MAGIC SHROOM 5984, and OPHELIA DELPHI 
6910.

The least popular fighter this week was MINAMI TORI 7077.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ILLOOSIV 7189, WHEELBARROW 7130, HOOSIER DADDY 7129, LOUIS 
7188, MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150, BITTER DOVE 7115, SALVIA SALLY 7186, FERGIE 7191, 
SALINGER 7180, and BIX 7134.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BONEFACE (21-6372) RAGING LORDS (552)