DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2011    Duedate: 07/12/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-668

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHESTERTON
LITERATE LOONS (538)
(21-6853) [18-24-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHESTERTON                     RED HOUSE
LITERATE LOONS (538)           THE BLUES (601)
(21-6853) [18-24-1,126]        (21-7103) [4-3-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHESTERTON                     MUSUBU KIN
LITERATE LOONS (538)           KANO CLAN (106)
(21-6853) [18-24-1,126]        (21-7143) [5-3-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOODTHIRST (591)           48
2. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      47      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. THE RED BLADES (578)        47      Unchartered Team
4. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          37
5. DEVIATION (593)             32      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  15  5 66.7   1/ 9 DEVIATION (593)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   121  72  3 62.7   2/12 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   10  5 0
 3/ 3*THE BLUES (601)           19  13  1 59.4   3/ 6 THE RED BLADES (578)     10  5 0
 4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      379 281 20 57.4   4/ 2 RAGING LORDS (552)        9  6 1
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (593)           78  58  6 57.4   5/ 1 KANO CLAN (106)           9  6 0
 6/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      659 550 30 54.5   6/ 5*THE BLUES (601)           8  4 0
 7/ 0 GREDAN (583)              39  33  4 54.2   7/14 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 0
 8/ 7 TOOL SHED (592)           56  52  1 51.9   8/ 4 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  7 0
 9/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      128 119  6 51.8   9/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       8  7 0
10/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      28  27  0 50.9  10/15 BLOODTHIRST (591)         8  7 0
11/ 9 DARK AT HEART (586)      131 131 10 50.0  11/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  7 0
12/12 THE RED BLADES (578)     123 131  2 48.4  12/ 3 DARK AT HEART (586)       7  8 1
13/11 RAGING LORDS (552)        76  82  7 48.1  13/18 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       5  8 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     328 375 16 46.7  14/11 TOOL SHED (592)           5  9 0
15/15 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       35  41  2 46.1  15/ 8*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    5 10 2
16/17 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       136 166  8 45.0  16/10 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       4  6 3
17/16 KANO CLAN (106)          325 406 21 44.5  17/21 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   3  8 0
18/18 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   46  60  4 43.4  18/20 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       3  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/13*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    19  26  2 42.2  19/17 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       3 12 0
20/20 BLOODTHIRST (591)         61  91  4 40.1  20-16 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     2  8 0
21/19 SWORD OPERA (323)        678 %1027 23 39.8  21/19 SWORD OPERA (323)         2 13 0
22-21 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     12  20  0 37.5  22/ 0 GREDAN (583)              1  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 678): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 560): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 683): VIPER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 655): MAT'ARI of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 679): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 674): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 682): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 667): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 635): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 622): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 615): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 566): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 512): CARELESS BEAR of DARKSIDEOFTVLAND 3 (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 560): KALIDOR of HYBORIA et al (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 678): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 560): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 683): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 655): TL;DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 679): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 673): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 282): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 667): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 635): SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 622): TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 615): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 566): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 262): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 512): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): ARTIC FURY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 560) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 682): HUSTLERS AMBITION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 679): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 681): KONA KATE of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 665): FOOTLOOSE of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
                (turn 667): BOATSWAIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 667): SUGAR MAGNOLIA of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
                           OPHELIA DELPHI of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
               (turn 666): TIME of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 614): BRAID of I CAN'T BRUSH YOU (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SUNSET needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, KANO CLAN had to 
be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by DEVIATION!  Way to go 
DEVIATION!  Uncool, DARK AT HEART.  I mean 1-4-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed 
to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, BLOODTHIRST!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 10th!  MVP award for 
CRIXUS?  BLOOD AND SAND's proud of him after beating ELISE ISLA and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SPARTACUS got smashed by TROWSUL THUNDER, 
and lost 15 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all 
SUNSET.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, BLAKSKUL must 
be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from LITERATE LOONS.  Does this guy 
have a death wish or what!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  CHESTERTON 
stopped BLAKSKUL dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said SUNSET's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Cagliostro's Castle?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  GRIM FANDANGO was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 659-550-30 record really that scary?  I don't know what LITERATE LOONS' 
been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from GRIM FANDANGO, 
that's fer sher.  Ooh!  Did OPHELIA DELPHI really know what she was doing when she 
challenged RUIN?  A 18-14-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what 
it means.) Do you think OPHELIA DELPHI knew something before she challenged RUIN?  
She got a win and 15 points.  What will the gal do next?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Everyone has problems, but why did THE RED BLADES send ROCKSIE RHODES to 
the Dark Arena?  She had a 5-2-0, and I thought she looked neat on the sands...  Hey 
you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or 
have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHESTERTON 6853              18  24  1   126       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    19  24  1   102       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            11   4  0   102       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         14  12  3    99       RAGING LORDS (552)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            14   9  0    94       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              12   4  2    93       KANO CLAN (106)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAKSKUL 6899                20  17  2    87       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     7   5  1    84       DEVIATION (593)
 RAGING BULL 6386             14  14  0    83       RAGING LORDS (552)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          6   1  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 SPARTACUS 7101                9   2  0    76       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            18  13  0    74       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          12  16  0    73       DEVIATION (593)
 GRASS SEED 6923              11  12  0    72       TOOL SHED (592)
-GREY FATAL 2920               8  11  1    71       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                12   4  0    66       GREDAN (583)
 SELIORA 7076                  7   6  0    66       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              10  12  1    65       TOOL SHED (592)
 RHENNTHYL 7068                7   8  0    65       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 DRED 6970                    11  13  2    64       DARK AT HEART (586)
-WHIRLED PEACE 6984            7   4  0    63       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            10  11  0    61       THE RED BLADES (578)
 METARU HEI 7058              14   3  0    59       KANO CLAN (106)
 DESPAIR 7001                 12  12  3    59       DARK AT HEART (586)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              13  18  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SAM BYCK 7066                 8   4  1    57       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FOILER 7088               7   9  0    56       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            6   5  2    53       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 CRIXUS 7100                   5   6  0    53       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SLIM 7144                     4   3  0    52       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  24  0    51       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HELRAZOR 7120                 9   2  0    50       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MITER BOX 6961               11   9  0    49       TOOL SHED (592)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              8   2  0    48       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-YOUNG BLOOD 5723              9   7  0    46       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             11   5  0    45       KANO CLAN (106)
 TRELAINE 7054                 5  17  0    45       SWORD OPERA (323)
-THE HUNTER 7106               5   1  1    44       THE BLUES (601)
 RED HOUSE 7103                4   3  0    44       THE BLUES (601)
 HOLY MOLY 7141                4   4  1    43       RAGING LORDS (552)
-MANNISH BOY 7124              4   1  0    42       THE BLUES (601)
 GANGOL 6793                   8   9  0    41       GREDAN (583)
-MILINA 6794                   7   5  2    39       GREDAN (583)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            6   4  0    39       DEVIATION (593)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 5   6  0    39       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TOEDE 6958                    3   0  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 PLAGUE 7091                   7   6  0    38       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 5   1  0    37       THE BLUES (601)
 KIPLING 7083                  9   8  0    35       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CERRYL 7069                   7   7  0    35       BLOODTHIRST (591)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         8   5  0    31       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     3   0  0    31       DEVIATION (593)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                2   0  0    31       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              3   5  0    30       RAGING LORDS (552)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               5   3  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   2  1    29       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              3   1  0    29       THE RED BLADES (578)
 PIETROS 7137                  6   3  0    27       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SALINGER 7180                 3   1  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CHABON 7095                   6   7  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        4   8  1    25       GREDAN (583)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              5   1  0    24       TOOL SHED (592)
-ILLOOSIV 7189                 3   0  0    24       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CELINE 7148                   3   3  0    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 IDARIA 7138                   4   4  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              3   5  2    21       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 AZRAEL 7172                   3   2  0    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINGERING BUZZ 7202           2   0  0    20       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HARDY 7131                    5   4  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 3   6  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             2   3  1    19       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 2   0  0    18       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHOG 7145                     4   4  1    17       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BIX 7134                      4   5  0    17       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BOORAY 7133                   3   6  1    17       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 PRAECHYON 7123                3   6  0    17       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2  10  0    16       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SALVIA SALLY 7186             1   3  0    16       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-FEYTALONY 6909                4   2  0    14       GREDAN (583)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      3   4  0    13       DEVIATION (593)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              1   1  0    13       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         2   1  0    11       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 FEATHER 7178                  2   2  0    11       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 RHASKOS 7221                  1   0  0    11       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CELINA HYE 7175               2   3  0     9       SWORD OPERA (323)
 DAGAN 7201                    1   2  0     9       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 ACHERON 7179                  2   2  0     8       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MUNDANE 7218                  1   0  0     6       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PADOKA 7223                   1   0  0     6       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 INSPIRE 7219                  1   0  0     6       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CATFISH 7206                  1   1  0     4       THE BLUES (601)
 HAILEY HOSE 7198              0   3  0     3       TOOL SHED (592)
 LIBRARIAN SMURF 7196          0   3  0     3       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-FERGIE 7191                   0   3  0     3       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 RENEGADE 7220                 0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
 KADOKA 7222                   0   1  0     1       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

'-' 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  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  REVENGED
MR CONTUSER 7224        0  1 0 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOM 264 SPYMASTER             668  NONE
BLAKLYTE 7208           0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    DARK CHAMPION         668  NONE
GRINDSTONE 7207         0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    BLACK ORC             668  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  REVENGED
PUNKSURE 7140           2  7 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    STONE GOLEM           668  NONE
MORIKAWA TAKE 7155      2  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        SHOG 7145             666   
ONE ARMED BOXER 7108    7  4 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    CHUNKY MONKEY 6977    667   
BYE 7216                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BANDIT PRINCE         668  NONE
DESPAIR 6960            2  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BOORAY 7133           666   
SNAKE 1 7211            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    DARK CHAMPION         668  NONE
ROCKSIE RHODES 7136     5  3 0 THE RED BLADES 578   SPYMASTER             668  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Raging Bull -- Unfair match-up for me!  I've already complained to the GC, but I
think they were laughing at me.  Thanks for the skills and not killing me. -- Mannish
Boy

LPs Sugar Mags and Ophelia -- Congrats on the grad notices, well played! -- Grim
Fandango

Dublin Mudslide -- Well, it took a while, but at least some measure of vengeance has
been exacted.  Now, about your little friend... -- Blakskul

Despair -- I despaired at that matchup, all right. -- Helrazor

All -- Three to the DA, my patience has grown thin lately... -- Stik

Kano -- You're beating a very long dead horse with the popularity points thing.  The
Commission will never change it.  Without it, what would they use to rank warriors?
It would have to be wins/losses which would have its imbalances for you to gripe
about too.  The algorhythm isn't perfect, but doesn't it make sense that a warrior
15-20 points or more ahead of an opponent is there for a reason and therefore SHOULD
win the fight anyway?  I don't think PPs have anything to do with the actual duel as
it plays out, they are simply calculated post-fight for the ranking system. -- Stik

Hailey Hose -- Talk to your manager about allowing you to wear some armor protection.
You might very well have won if you had some armor, not counting that endurance
problem. -- Xian Lin

Seliora -- Nice job, kid.  I envy the purely lucky parries you made. -- Musubu Kin

Lupus Major -- Talk to your manager about adjusting your fighting strategy.  If you
can't stand up to the endurance demands of your style, then perhaps you should
consider another line of work. -- Minami Tori

Whirled Peace -- The 'career error' mentioned was probably made by your manager when
he chose your fighting style.  Sorry to have humiliated you so much. -- Metaru Hei

Grass Seed -- Wasn't really a very fair match-up.  Your skills were just no match for
mine.  Sorry. -- Moshi Haru

Stik -- If you ever had anything competent to say or worthy of contributing to the
conversation, then you might (just might, mind you) get a favorable response.
Instead you feel the need to parse, pick from the context, and ridicule my dialogue.
That's purely indicative of a rather limited mentality and marked inability to step
down from your exceptionally elevated self-absorbed, self-indulged, self-centered,
selfish, self-righteous arrogance.  Now, if you've got a difference of opinion, then
make your case, pal.  But don't act like you're somebody special because you've had
some successful luck in Sunset.  It's precisely because of that arrogance you and
your little buddy, that Nomad jerk, are getting your butt kicked these days.  You've
grown lazy and over-confident here, accounting for much of your failures. -- Kano

All -- You're taking a very big gamble by not giving your warrior any armor in a
fight.  You're simply banking on the the notion that your guy will be able to get the
jump on whatever opponent he faces and continue with the initiative in order to
pulverize the opposition.  It's a massive risk and only works in a limited (perhaps
20 -- 25% of the time) capacity.  Your guy that's not wearing any armor has to
overcome numerous obstacles (like he better be doing Greater or better damage, be
incredibly decisive, get past opponent armor protection, and pray he's matched to a
vulnerable opponent, just to name some) in order to be successful.

Now that we continue to witness evidence of Stik and Nomad working together here in
Sunset, the question is; what does that tell you about the actions in which the rest
of you should be taking??  The sheer notion that a couple of little snot punks like
those two working together in cohoots to dominate Sunset speaks volumes.  Does
sabotage mean anything to you??

I've been presenting this lengthy dialogue here for several turns now and none of you
have ever contradicted or denied anything I've had to say.  Apparently there is wide
spread agreement.  Oh, there's been a lot of whining about rants or rambling
(whatever that means), and then a lot of useless slop attacking the messenger instead
of the message.  It leads me to believe in no uncertain terms that many of you have
been unfortunately afforded a proper education in English composition.  Perhaps a
refresher course beyond 3rd grade comprehension would be beneficial.

Go ahead an deny it if you dare, but you're playing a game here with a tremendous
amount of luck factor involved.  There are so many ways in which sheer luck plays
into the fight results we receive, most of which deals with the program that
generates the fights.  Then match-ups, choice of weapon, warrior design, recognition
points, and even something as miniscule as the choice of hit location on the turn
sheet plays along with the elusive luck factor.  This explains in large part the
number in the wins column of teams like Nomad Tribe, Cosmic Freak Out, or Ben &
Jerry's.  These are people that will act as though they are some kind of tower of
intellect, but in reality have simply stumbled into a number of wins with using some
exceptional warriors, accidently using the right strategy, and an overly-generous
portion of abject LUCK.

Another 8 butchered in the DA?!  Sure do hate to see you guys dump potential
contestants like that.  If you're waiting for some sort of perfect roll-up, then I
can tell you there is no such thing.  Part of the FUN with this game is attempting to
make use of whatever roll-up is thrown at you.  How do you know the roll-up won't
work is you don't give it a try??

I'm really impressed with Strikers getting a 10-2 record this last turn.  That's a
very remarkable occurrance.  What do you think of that, Stik?  Probably just a fluke
due to the positioning of Strikers on the list?? -- Kano

Lord Protectors Sugar Magnolia and Opelia Delphi -- Congrats on the getting out of
here alive.  Go forth and spread the good name of Sunset. -- Gentleben and Ben's
Bazaar

Duelmaster Chesterton -- That is fun to say; maybe you ought to stay there one more
turn so that we can spread the joy.  Congrats on the throne, Chester who is a ton of
fun. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Lingering Buzz -- I think I need what ever it is that you have. -- Anita Phixx

Celina Hye -- I was just trying to say hello. -- Pain Gwen

Acheron -- Well, drats, I shall have to try again. -- Librarian Smurf

Trowsul Thunder -- It's all in the speedos, baby. -- Speedo Smurf

Ruin -- You let me go 3 min?  You might make me cocky enough to try that again. --
The Foiler

Sunset -- I am having a special this week at the Bazaar... I am offering two, I say
say again, TWO for the price of one on losses.  You give me one win and I graciously
give you TWO losses.  You won't find this offer anywhere else. -- Gentleben
P.S.  Rumor has it that the week after that I might be doing a THREE for one but keep
that between us... shhhhhhhh!

     Amazingly generous.

Trelaine -- The fat lady done sung! -- Row Dayo Drive

Rhennthyl -- Do you happen to know a little guy named stimpy? -- Level of Malevolence

Cerryl -- C'mon... you can say it...  Who's your.... -- Hoosier Daddy

Vlad the Inhaler -- Looks like you need another tug on that thing because I could
swear I heard you wheezing during minute two! -- My Sword and Savior

Bitter Dove -- You actually tasted more like chicken to be honest!  Fah lah lah lah
laaaaah, lah laaaah laaaah laaaah. -- Tis The Season To Be Lethal

Chesterton -- Well done. -- Time

Chunky Monkey -- Arg, you're off the hook. -- Dead Armed Boxer

Elise Isla -- If you hear a howling in the background, it's me. -- Ghost of One Armed
Boxer
P.S.  Chunky sai  (possibly cut off by hal?)

Wow, definitely the Arena of the Red Sands on turns 666 and 667!  Dead gladiators
everywhere. -- Jorja

Kano -- I think that with regards to popularity, by which I am guessing you might
mean recognition points, you may be confusing the cause with the effect. -- Jorja

One Armed Boxer -- Certainly not!  Tutus are for sissies.  But we will ask you to
wear tights.  With your great legs, this should not be a problem for you. -- Elise
Isla

Crixus -- I can't teach what I don't know. -- Trelaine

Wheelbarrow -- Well, it's your choice.  At least you're handy in the garden. --
Bitter Dove

Our congratulations to Sugar Magnolia and Ophelia Delphi. -- Jorja and the Sword
Opera cast

Kipling -- Oh, darn.  You reduced me almost to a rag, a bone, and a hank of hair.  I
hate it when that happens. -- Elise Isla
P.S.  And you really didn't need all those attack skills.

Crixus -- Good try.  I'd've taught you more skills, but I suppose smacking you
crosseyed is an impediment to learning.  Maybe we should get together somewhere away
from the arena to practice some moves? -- Kallia May

Tistheseason2blethal -- Good gods, that's a NAME?  But I see you take it seriously.
Ouch. -- Bitter Dove

Row Dayo Drive -- I was doing okay, or at least I was *set* to do okay, and then this
wild horse came out of nowhere and trampled me into the sands!  This was a very
strange (and painful) experience. -- Trelaine

Pain Gwen -- It was the black and white suit that confused me.  I thought you were an
usher or something.  Although you didn't look like an usher, the way you were
grinning down your sword.  Good trick there. -- Celina Hye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCKSIE RHODES was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUNKSURE was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
GRINDSTONE was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLAKLYTE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MR CONTUSER was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SNAKE 1 was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
BYE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
BLAKSKUL was overpowered by CHESTERTON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
OPHELIA DELPHI handily defeated RUIN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MOSHI HARU was vanquished by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RAGING BULL won victory over GRASS SEED in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE overpowered DRED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted METARU HEI in a tiresome 23 minute Challenge match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE devastated MITER BOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MINAMI TORI luckily beat HOOSIER DADDY in a unpopular 12 minute gory Challenge match.
SELIORA overcame SAM BYCK in a popular 2 minute Challenge conflict.
RHENNTHYL vanquished KALLIA MAY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE FOILER overcame HOLY MOLY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
SLOWHAND bested MUSUBU KIN in a popular 3 minute Challenge brawl.
CRIXUS overpowered ELISE ISLA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CLUSTERFLUFF was overpowered by TOEDE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
IDARIA overcame BIX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
PIETROS beat CHABON in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PAIN GWEN vanquished FEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL viciously subdued HARDY in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
VLAD THE INHALER narrowly defeated CELINA HYE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
LINGERING BUZZ savagely defeated DAGAN in a 1 minute gory novice's Challenge duel.
LIBRARIAN SMURF was unbelievably bested by AZRAEL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
XIAN LIN overpowered CATFISH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LENNY SPARK beat BOORAY in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fray.
SPARTACUS was handily defeated by TROWSUL THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPEEDO SMURF overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SLEDGEHEAD was handily defeated by HOPE SPRINGS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DESPAIR was demolished by ZOLDIVAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHUNKY MONKEY was luckily beaten by BRUNO SQUALL in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
KIPLING was demolished by SLIM in a 1 minute uneven contest.
RED HOUSE overpowered LUPUS MAJOR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GANGOL was bested by PLAGUE in a action packed 3 minute gory bout.
CELINE was demolished by TRELAINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EDULFO PAPA subdued DAGGERMOUTH in a 1 minute duel.
HELRAZOR beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute gory bout.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! overcame PRAECHYON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome match.
CERRYL overpowered REDUVIUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BATWAMBA vanquished MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
BITTER DOVE lost to ANITA PHIXX in a 5 minute veteran vs. amateur upset conflict.
SHOG was overcome by SALVIA SALLY in a 1 minute melee.
WHEELBARROW outwaited OSKSI NOBLE in a tiresome 7 minute match.
HAILEY HOSE was defeated by INSPIRE in a 3 minute novice's battle.
SALINGER vanquished ACHERON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RENEGADE was overcome by PADOKA in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
RHASKOS subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's match.
KADOKA was beaten by MUNDANE in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         AIMED BLOW        52 -  41 -  2      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         STRIKING ATTACK   61 -  50 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         PARRY-LUNGE       34 -  28 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  28 -  4      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  44 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  39 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  40 -  3      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  87 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  56 -  1      38  |

Turn 668 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 12         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  7         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SPEEDO SMURF 7093          11   4  0  102 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
WALL OF STEEL    TROWSUL THUNDER 6418       14  12  3   99 RAGING LORDS (552)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            12   4  2   93 KANO CLAN (106)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              20  17  2   87 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       SPARTACUS 7101              9   2  0   76 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          18  13  0   74 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120               9   2  0   50 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             11   9  0   49 TOOL SHED (592)
PARRY-STRIKE     PLAGUE 7091                 7   6  0   38 DARK AT HEART (586)
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 MUSUBU KIN 7143.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHUNKY MONKEY 6977, 
PUNKSURE 7140, SAM BYCK 7066, TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197, LENNY SPARK 7160, PRAECHYON 
7123, GANGOL 6793, PLAGUE 7091, SNAKE 1 7211, and RHENNTHYL 7068.

The least popular fighter this week was METARU HEI 7058.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALLI WEEBLE 6935, MINAMI TORI 7077, WHEELBARROW 7130, KADOKA 7222, 
ACHERON 7179, SHOG 7145, ANITA PHIXX 7214, BITTER DOVE 7115, MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 
7150, and REDUVIUS 7132.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CHESTERTON (21-6853) LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

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