DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2011    Duedate: 06/28/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-667

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHESTERTON
LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6853) [17-24-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUIN                           MANNISH BOY
DARK AT HEART (586)            THE BLUES (601)
(21-6862) [19-23-1,128]        (21-7124) [4-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTERTON                     MOSHI HARU
LITERATE LOONS (538)           KANO CLAN (106)
(21-6853) [17-24-1,116]        (21-6704) [12-3-2,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KANO CLAN (106)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          51
2. DEVIATION (593)             44      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. LITERATE LOONS (538)        27      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (589)         26
5. DARK AT HEART (586)         25      THE BLUES (601)

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)       30  13  5 69.8   1/ 2 KANO CLAN (106)          12  3 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   116  72  3 61.7   2/ 1 RAGING LORDS (552)       10  5 2
 3/ 4*THE BLUES (601)           17  12  1 58.6   3/ 8 DARK AT HEART (586)      10  5 2
 4/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      376 279 20 57.4   4/ 7 LITERATE LOONS (538)     10  5 0
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (593)           75  56  6 57.3   5/ 4*THE BLUES (601)           9  5 0
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      658 546 30 54.7   6/ 9 THE RED BLADES (578)      9  6 0
 7/ 7 TOOL SHED (592)           55  48  1 53.4   7/ 3 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       9  6 0
 8/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      124 118  6 51.2   8/ 5*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    8  7 2
 9/11 DARK AT HEART (586)      130 127 10 50.6   9/13 DEVIATION (593)           8  7 0
10/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      25  25  0 50.0  10/ 6 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       7  6 3
11/12 RAGING LORDS (552)        74  79  7 48.4  11/11 TOOL SHED (592)           6  7 0
12/14 THE RED BLADES (578)     119 130  2 47.8  12/15 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    6  9 0
13/ 9*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    19  21  2 47.5  13/17 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5 10 0
14/15 LITERATE LOONS (538)     326 372 16 46.7  14/14 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        5 10 0
15/13 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       34  39  2 46.6  15/12 BLOODTHIRST (591)         4  6 0
16/18 KANO CLAN (106)          323 403 21 44.5  16/16 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     4 11 0
17/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       132 165  8 44.4  17/10 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       4 11 0
18/17 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   45  58  4 43.7  18/20 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       3 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SWORD OPERA (323)        677 %1023 23 39.8  19/19 SWORD OPERA (323)         3 12 0
20/21 BLOODTHIRST (591)         57  90  4 38.8  20/21 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       2  6 0
21/19 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     12  20  0 37.5  21/18 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   2  6 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 677): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 559): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 654): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 678): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 673): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 681): KONA KATE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 666): FERRIN MONDOR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 667): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 666): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 634): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 621): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 286): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 614): BRAID of I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 565): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 268): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 261): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 511): CARELESS BEAR of DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 559): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 677): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 559): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 654): TL;DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 678): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 673): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 681): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 666): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 667): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 666): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 634): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 621): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 286): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 614): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 565): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 268): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 261): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 511): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 237): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 559) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 676): CRATER FACE of LAB EXPERIMENTS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 557): LORINDA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
                           FREDILILLA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
              (turn 681): FUNNY FARM FIEND of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 681): KONA KATE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 680): QUEENIE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 665): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 667): BOATSWAIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 666): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
               (turn 665): BONEFACE of RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 614): BRAID of I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 257): DENG FEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SUNSET a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as RAGING LORDS is pushed out of top team by KANO CLAN, who came from 2nd 
with a 4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for GRIM FANDANGO, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 
17th.  DARK AT HEART stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 5 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The DEVIATION guild 
has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SLIM fought WHEELBARROW and gained 23 
points and contributed to OMINOUS REIGN's 1-4-0.  RHENNTHYL has lost to LEVEL OF 
MALEVOLENCE, falling 14 points, while helping make BLOODTHIRST a 1-4-0 turn.  This 
turn TIME challenged CHESTERTON in what was SUNSET's Title bout.  And not without 
some honor, CHESTERTON now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of SUNSET.  Tell 
me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Wildlife 
Unlimited uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLOOD AND SAND has cause to stand 
tall, as they were SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding BLOOD AND SAND more than any other team we find CAJUN 
APOCALYPSE.  SUNSET, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was KANO CLAN's warrior METARU HEI.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when 
someone like DAGGERMOUTH from RAGING LORDS challenges down 21 points to fight SALVIA 
SALLY of COSMIC FREAK OUT?  We're not surprised to hear that DAGGERMOUTH defeated 
SALVIA SALLY, but I bet it would be interesting to hear why RAGING LORDS made such a 
challenge.  In a brave attempt, GREY FATAL from GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS challenged up 23 
points to fight OPHELIA DELPHI from the THE RED BLADES stable.  GREY FATAL perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by OPHELIA DELPHI and ended up with 71 
recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Banners at half mast, warriors, OMINOUS REIGN has lost ONE ARMED 
BOXER, and you might say all of SUNSET has felt the loss, except maybe BEN & JERRY'S. 
Congratulations go out to BEN'S BAZAAR, with SPEEDO SMURF revenging a bloodfeud 
against TROWSUL THUNDER of RAGING LORDS.  Wildlife Unlimited declares a free round 
for BLAKSKUL and all of GRIM FANDANGO, for having revenged BEN & JERRY'S' DUBLIN 
MUDSLIDE for killing one of their comrades.  Kudos go out to SPEEDO SMURF this turn, 
for revenging BEN'S BAZAAR's bloodfeud against RAGING LORDS' warrior TROWSUL THUNDER. 
Well done.  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 you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESTERTON 6853              17  24  1   116       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    19  23  1   128       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              12   3  2   101       KANO CLAN (106)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955          17   6  0   100       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            10   4  0    99       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                20  16  2    93       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 OPHELIA DELPHI 6910          17  14  0    93       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SPARTACUS 7101                9   1  0    91       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            13   9  0    89       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GRASS SEED 6923              11  11  0    83       TOOL SHED (592)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         13  12  3    79       RAGING LORDS (552)
 DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          6   1  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 DRED 6970                    11  12  2    73       DARK AT HEART (586)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     6   5  1    73       DEVIATION (593)
 RAGING BULL 6386             13  14  0    71       RAGING LORDS (552)
 GREY FATAL 2920               8  11  1    71       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              10  11  1    69       TOOL SHED (592)
 METARU HEI 7058              14   2  0    68       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 7001                 12  11  3    66       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SAM BYCK 7066                 8   3  1    66       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            6   4  2    66       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            17  13  0    64       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            7   4  0    63       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-MITER BOX 6961               11   8  0    62       TOOL SHED (592)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          11  16  0    57       DEVIATION (593)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIA MAY 6941              13  17  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
 RHENNTHYL 7068                6   8  0    52       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SELIORA 7076                  6   6  0    52       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 HOLY MOLY 7141                4   3  1    51       RAGING LORDS (552)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  23  0    50       SWORD OPERA (323)
 KIPLING 7083                  9   7  0    48       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723              9   7  0    46       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              7   2  0    46       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 THE FOILER 7088               6   9  0    46       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 8   2  0    45       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017             9  11  0    44       THE RED BLADES (578)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            6   3  0    44       DEVIATION (593)
-THE HUNTER 7106               5   1  1    44       THE BLUES (601)
 MANNISH BOY 7124              4   1  0    42       THE BLUES (601)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             10   5  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 CELINE 7148                   3   2  0    38       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RED HOUSE 7103                3   3  0    35       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIXUS 7100                   4   6  0    33       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 4   6  0    33       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SLIM 7144                     3   3  0    33       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ROCKSIE RHODES 7136           5   2  0    31       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               5   2  0    30       KANO CLAN (106)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 4   1  0    30       THE BLUES (601)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         7   5  0    29       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   2  1    29       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 TRELAINE 7054                 4  17  0    29       SWORD OPERA (323)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              3   4  2    29       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              3   4  0    29       RAGING LORDS (552)
 TOEDE 6958                    2   0  0    29       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 PLAGUE 7091                   6   6  0    28       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             2   2  1    28       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 CERRYL 7069                   6   7  0    25       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 HARDY 7131                    5   3  0    25       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 CHABON 7095                   6   6  0    24       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ILLOOSIV 7189                 3   0  0    24       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEELBARROW 7130              4   1  0    21       TOOL SHED (592)
 BOORAY 7133                   3   5  1    21       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              2   1  0    21       THE RED BLADES (578)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 3   5  0    20       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 FEATHER 7178                  2   1  0    20       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                1   0  0    20       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PIETROS 7137                  5   3  0    19       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BIX 7134                      4   4  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 AZRAEL 7172                   2   2  0    19       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     2   0  0    19       DEVIATION (593)
 SHOG 7145                     4   3  1    17       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DAGAN 7201                    1   1  0    17       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PUNKSURE 7140                 2   6  0    16       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      3   3  0    15       DEVIATION (593)
 SALINGER 7180                 2   1  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2   9  0    15       SWORD OPERA (323)
 PRAECHYON 7123                3   5  0    14       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 IDARIA 7138                   3   4  0    13       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 ACHERON 7179                  2   1  0    10       DARK AT HEART (586)
 LINGERING BUZZ 7202           1   0  0    10       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 CELINA HYE 7175               2   2  0     8       SWORD OPERA (323)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 1   0  0     7       KANO CLAN (106)
 CATFISH 7206                  1   0  0     6       THE BLUES (601)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         1   1  0     4       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 FERGIE 7191                   0   3  0     3       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 SALVIA SALLY 7186             0   3  0     3       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HAILEY HOSE 7198              0   2  0     2       TOOL SHED (592)
 LIBRARIAN SMURF 7196          0   2  0     2       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BLAKLYTE 7208                 0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 GRINDSTONE 7207               0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
NINJA BARBIE 7110       7  4 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUIN 6862             666   
YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927   12 18 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     TROWSUL THUNDER 6418  666  JUST REVENGED
BARCA 7102              2  8 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   QUICKSILVER           667  NONE
GB21264 7209            0  1 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 BLACK ORC             667  NONE
HALO 7157               3  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    CLUSTERFLUFF 7173     666   
LIKE WATER 7034         9 12 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981  666  JUST REVENGED
MORIKAWA TAKE 7155      2  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        SHOG 7145             666   
TURGENEV 7147           1  1 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   LUPUS MAJOR 7146      663  REVENGED
ONE ARMED BOXER 7108    7  4 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    CHUNKY MONKEY 6977    667   
APHELIA PAYNE 7203      0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  BANDIT PRINCE         667  NONE
MECHANISM 7190          0  3 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  WURM KIN              667  NONE
BODYBAGTHIS 7205        0  1 0 RAGING LORDS 552     ARENAMASTER HART      667  NONE
ALEX 7195               0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    DARK CHAMPION         667  NONE
BYE 7210                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    SPYMASTER             667  NONE
DESPAIR 6960            2  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BOORAY 7133           666   
SEE YA 7212             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    MR. TWISTER           667  NONE
JONISSON 6780          17 32 1 SWORD OPERA 323      CHESTERTON 6853       663  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shog -- Thank you so much for relieving us of the burden imposed by that Striker in
our midst, Morikawa Take.  You saved us the trouble of a DA fight. -- Kano

Batwamba -- Ask your manager to cut his losses and send you into retirement.  Might
be the best for both of you.  Your future looks bleak anyway, in my humble opinion.
-- Musubu Kin

Whirled Peace -- What in the world could your manager possibly be thinking by sending
you up 25 points to me?  Stupid!  Darn lucky you didn't get killed, man. -- Moshi
Haru

Mannish Boy -- Good job, bub!  Now that's what is expected of your kind.  Better
watch your back for all those Lungers lurking about from now on. -- Minami Tori

One Armed Boxer -- Whoa, man!  You should have easily had me in that fight, but you
let it deteriorate into an endurance contest against me.  Big mistake. -- Metaru Hei

Khorvinus -- Could care less about knowing you or not, little one.  The evidence of
your statements indicates without any doubt you're just another jerk that thinks he
knows better.  You demonstrate precisely the problem here with all you arrogant and
self-righteous ones that think it's cool to be punk.  Small minds with mental
disorders. -- Kano

The Tribe was able to cut his losses and eliminate two of his bad seeds in DA fights.
Am thinking that at least two more of his need to go via the same means.  Perhaps
he'll get lucky and choose the right fighting style in accordance with the attributes
on his new roll-ups.

The Battle Report for this last turn is nothing short of fascinating.  I love this
arena!  A whopping 21 Lungers with only 6-15 record should not be the case; 14
Strikers at 7-7 is not surprising at all; and Parry-Rips with 7-3 and Plungers with a
5-1 (Again!) is something remarkable indeed.  All of which indicates a rather
bloodthirsty level of competition here.  This is great!

And look at all the killing going on in Sunset!  The Arena of Death!  For 14 warriors
to get killed in one turn is a lot, guys.  Yes, 8 of them were DA fights, but among
the other 6 were some pretty significant slayings.  Let the BFs fly!  You boys are
certainly maintaining the reputation of Sunset as the arena of death.  Yiiha!

All right, all of you. Am noticing something interesting in the content of your PAs,
and that is this "black and white" mentality with respect to this game we're playing.
You really need to drop out of that mode.  Virtually nothing with regards to Duel is
simply black and white.  It's all gray area.  Almost nothing can be nailed down.
There are no absolutes.  Nothing concrete.  Get it?  You just cannot say it has to be
one way of the other.  This game doesn't work like that.  There's just too many
moving parts like 10 styles, 20 weapons, 8 armors, 10 digits in 3 places on the Turn
Sheet, a dozen hit locations, and 7 attributes from 3 to 21, etc. etc.  All of it is
sort of like the Yin and Yang of Confucianism.  You have to find that balance and
you'll then begin to understand what people like Bruce Lee meant when he said, "Don't
think. Feeel." -- Kano

After experienceing a few thousand fights in this game and observing a few thousand
more, there appears to be a point at which the PPs (Popularity Points) play an
exceptionally significant role in the outcome of a fight.  Somewhere between 10 and
15 or more points difference will almost certainly result in the higher point total
winning the fight.  Of course not all the time, but the majority (probably guessing
between 60 to 80%) of the time.  I've even seen a deficit of as much as 38 points
actually win a fight, but the occurrence is exceedingly rare.  The fighter with the
lower Points total has to get some very lucky rolls in the program that runs these
fights. -- Kano

My opinion of the PPs is a very negative one.  It completely defiles the notion of
'the better fighter with a superior strategy'.  For instance, you might have the
better warrior in every way than the opponent he faces.  But because he suffers under
a PP deficit of let's say 18 or 20 points, it's almost a sure bet he loses.  And the
only reason for it is because he had less PPs.  That's ridiculous and infuriates me
to no end.  BUT, the good folks at RSI hold to a different mentality.  What's your
opinion?

Kano Clan -- Just remember, you challenged ME. -- Shog

The Hunter -- One day you WILL be the HUNTED. -- Reduvius

The late Ninja Barbie -- You definitely HAD skills. -- The Cajun

Red House -- What the hell?  BOTH of us broke scimitars???  Where is the quality
control on the arena armorers? -- Seliora
P.S.  You need to draw that backup weapon if you're planning to win.

Feather -- Did someone say "go?"  I think I missed it. -- Praechyon

Lenny Spark -- That was quite an education bout, for both of us.  Thanks. -- Idaria

Metaru Hei -- Bravo, you win this round.  Pity my strat wasn't optimal but at least
it was pointed out. -- One Armed Boxer

Elise Isla -- I can sing and pretty darn good!  Count me in! -- One Armed Boxer
P.S.  I'm glad I don't have 8 pusses lol.
P.S.S  Do I have to wear a Tutu?

Ben's Bazaar -- Thank you, Sir. -- Time

The Foiler -- A Bandit?  Who?  Hehe. -- One Armer Boxer

Ophelia Delphi -- Your time's almost up here.  Wish you luck. -- Time

Pietros -- Dang. -- Slim

Praechyon -- (Looks around)  Who really won this fight. -- Feather

Librarian Smurf -- MEOW! -- Azreal

Rhennthyl -- You gave me a good shot, but pain turned to anger and the Thracian
inside awoke.  Apologies for your new limp. -- Spartacus

Slim -- Have a sandwich and two Aleve, the headache will subside eventually. --
Pietros

Daggermouth -- I thought robotic sharks were banned from Sunset.  Nice job. -- Barca

Trelaine -- One freaking skill...thanks for little. -- Crixus

Trowsul Thunder -- I think you should change your name to TROWSUL THe UNDER taker. --
Yodle Layhe Who ain't no more

Ruin -- Do you realize you ruined a perfectly good Pink Leather Bandana?  HMMM? --
The Late Ninja Barbie

Chabon -- Shake your Cha-Bon-bon, baby! -- The Foiler

Ruin -- I hope to foil your plans. -- The Ruiner...I mean the FOILER of dreams

Holy Moly -- Caught ya eyeing the speedos, these I got just for you, extra tight. ;)
-- Speedo Smurf

Azrael -- I see you have a studied the Dewey decimal system.  I shall take that into
account the next time that we meet. -- Librarian Smurf

DM LP Time -- Where has the time gone?  The time has gone to the Isle.  Now how are
we suppose to know when to show up to fight with out you screamin' at ALL hours of
the day and night what time it is (the night part we could have done with out by the
way)? -- Ben's Bazaar

Gen Ikillu -- Taking top team!  Nice job there, killer! -- Gentleben

Khisanth -- Welcome back, you snake.  ;) -- Gentleben

Bitter Dove -- I am stubborn.  I don't learn much. -- Wheelbarrow

Walli Weeble -- Every time you're above me I am going to challenge you. -- Sledge

Oooh I was popular!  Thanks, Walli. -- Grass Seed

All -- Wow, that was a bloodbath...Halo was a 9-13-13-17-7-14-11 dixie ST, pretty
much win or die, no big loss.  Like Water, on the other hand, was a favorite.  9(+1)-
12-12-21-9-7-15 PR, blessed with great damage.  Started off 5-1 and I had high hopes,
but you see where that went.  Learned very inconsistently and not enough attack to
ever throw any crits.  Replacements are runnable, at least worth a try.  R.I.P., boys
and girls.  Bloodfeuds a comin'! -- Stik

Hope Springs -- And I would be the spring board, I guess.  Damn. -- Blakskul

Chunky Monkey -- At least we posted one win against you guys.  I'll take it! --
Helrazor

LP/DM Time -- Congrats on the title and immortality! -- Grim Fandango

Gen. Ikillu -- Rage on, dude.  Nice three-turn. -- Stik

Nomad -- Kano continues the personal attacks because, recent rash of unexplainable
wins aside, he has no leg to stand on to defend any of his comments/rants/opinions to
any of us, as demonstrated.  Pick them apart and you get called names or told to shut
up.  I used to think at this point it was all adults playing this game, guess not.
Good hunting at any rate! -- Stik

Like Water -- Who doesn't?  But for most of them, "decent lerns" run through their
minds, well, like water. -- Kallia May

Our congratulations to Time, it's definitely time he left. -- Jorja and the Sword
Opera cast

Hardy -- Easy to see that YOU don't know what it's like to be late to have your nails
done.  Ernestine threw a FIT when I was half an hour late. -- Celina Hye
P.S.  But the skills were good, and I thank you.

Level of Malevolence -- Oh, golly, have we seen THAT this past few days.  Not so much
malevolence, maybe, but the level of Jorja's fury was... high.  Good thing she's
coming down off it now, or we wouldn't have written personals. -- Kallia May

Celine -- That was more unpopular with ME than with the entire audience put together.
Ouch. -- Elise Isla

Crixus -- I see this turn going down into the nethermost pit of ohferdom.  Truly, a
turn from the Dark Side. -- Trelaine

Wheelbarrow -- Didn't we just do this? -- Bitter Dove

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARCA was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MECHANISM was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GB21264 was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BYE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
APHELIA PAYNE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
ALEX was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BODYBAGTHIS was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SPEEDO SMURF handily defeated TROWSUL THUNDER in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
BLAKSKUL won victory over DUBLIN MUDSLIDE in a 4 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
THE FOILER was overpowered by RUIN in a 3 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
TIME was handily defeated by CHESTERTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title bout.
GREY FATAL was subdued by OPHELIA DELPHI in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
SAM BYCK was overcome by SPARTACUS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE demolished RHENNTHYL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
METARU HEI outwaited WHIRLED PEACE in a 9 minute gory Challenge conflict.
BRUNO SQUALL was outwaited by WALLI WEEBLE in a unpopular 16 minute Challenge bout.
KIPLING viciously subdued ELISE ISLA in a 4 minute brutal Challenge fray.
CHUNKY MONKEY butchered ONE ARMED BOXER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
HOOSIER DADDY overpowered CERRYL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ROCKSIE RHODES beat REDUVIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
BOORAY was devastated by HOLY MOLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CRIXUS was defeated by KALLIA MAY in a 2 minute brutal Challenge duel.
MINAMI TORI luckily beat LUPUS MAJOR in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
DAGGERMOUTH vanquished SALVIA SALLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! defeated AZRAEL in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge match.
PIETROS lost to RED HOUSE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
VLAD THE INHALER was savagely defeated by MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 5 minute duel.
ILLOOSIV luckily beat SHOG in a dull 8 minute Challenge match.
FERGIE was beaten by SALINGER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
LIBRARIAN SMURF was beaten by ACHERON in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL viciously subdued BITTER DOVE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
DAGAN won victory over IDARIA in a 3 minute gory Challenge fray.
LENNY SPARK overpowered PUNKSURE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MOSHI HARU defeated GRASS SEED in a exciting 3 minute bout.
HOPE SPRINGS was beaten by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute bloody veteran's fray.
RAGING BULL vanquished MANNISH BOY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DRED demolished YOUNG BLOOD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SLEDGEHEAD overpowered CELINE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SELIORA demolished MUSUBU KIN in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE demolished TRELAINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EDULFO PAPA overpowered FEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HELRAZOR was handily defeated by DESPAIR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PLAGUE was viciously subdued by TOEDE in a 2 minute gory match.
BIX was outlasted by SLOWHAND in a crowd boring 11 minute duel.
WHEELBARROW was devastated by SLIM in a action packed 4 minute mismatched match.
BATWAMBA overpowered CHABON in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PRAECHYON was overcome by HARDY in a 6 minute melee.
HAILEY HOSE slimly lost to XIAN LIN in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
CELINA HYE was demolished by PAIN GWEN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLUSTERFLUFF overpowered BLAKLYTE in a 4 minute gory uneven bout.
GRINDSTONE was viciously subdued by CATFISH in a 2 minute brutal novice's duel.
LINGERING BUZZ handily defeated ANITA PHIXX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         AIMED BLOW        55 -  43 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   57 -  50 -  3      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       33 -  30 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  37 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  35 -  3      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  31 -  4      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  45 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         LUNGING ATTACK    65 -  82 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  57 -  2      41  |

Turn 667 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:

STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 11         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            12   3  2  101 KANO CLAN (106)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5955        17   6  0  100 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPEEDO SMURF 7093          10   4  0   99 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              20  16  2   93 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-LUNGE      OPHELIA DELPHI 6910        17  14  0   93 THE RED BLADES (578)
AIMED BLOW       SPARTACUS 7101              9   1  0   91 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
WALL OF STEEL    TROWSUL THUNDER 6418       13  12  3   79 RAGING LORDS (552)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981        6   1  1   77 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
TOTAL PARRY      METARU HEI 7058            14   2  0   68 KANO CLAN (106)
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 MOSHI HARU 6704.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAKSKUL 6899, SLIM 
7144, DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981, KIPLING 7083, KALLIA MAY 6941, LUPUS MAJOR 7146, AZRAEL 
7172, RED HOUSE 7103, MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150, and TOEDE 6958.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BRUNO SQUALL 7017, SLOWHAND 7107, BIX 7134, ILLOOSIV 7189, 
METARU HEI 7058, HARDY 7131, ANITA PHIXX 7214, GRINDSTONE 7207, CELINA HYE 7175, and 
CHABON 7095.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SUGAR MAGNOLIA (21-5955) COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
OPHELIA DELPHI (21-6910) THE RED BLADES (578)

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

TIME (21-6920) OMINOUS REIGN (584)