DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2011    Duedate: 07/26/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-669

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUIN
DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6862) [20-24-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUIN                           POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK AT HEART (586)            
(21-6862) [20-24-1,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KALLIA MAY                     DESPAIR
SWORD OPERA (323)              DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6941) [14-18-0,81]         (21-7001) [13-12-3,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOOL SHED (592)             56
2. BLOOD AND SAND (600)        44      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. GREDAN (583)                36      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (593)             26
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         24      BORF'S GOBLIN GANG (159)

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)       32  15  5 68.1   1/ 1 DEVIATION (593)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   123  74  3 62.4   2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   10  4 0
 3- 3*THE BLUES (601)           19  13  1 59.4   3/ 3 THE RED BLADES (578)      9  5 0
 4/ 5 DEVIATION (593)           81  60  6 57.4   4/11 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      9  6 0
 5/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      381 284 20 57.3   5/ 5 KANO CLAN (106)           8  7 0
 6/ 7 GREDAN (583)              42  35  5 54.5   6/ 4 RAGING LORDS (552)        8  7 0
 7/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      661 553 30 54.4   7/12 DARK AT HEART (586)       8  7 0
 8/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      32  28  0 53.3   8/13 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  6 0
 9/ 8 TOOL SHED (592)           59  54  1 52.2   9/ 7 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 0
10/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      129 123  6 51.2  10/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       6  9 0
11/11 DARK AT HEART (586)      134 133 10 50.2  11- 6*THE BLUES (601)           5  2 0
12/13 RAGING LORDS (552)        79  84  7 48.5  12-10 BLOODTHIRST (591)         5  5 0
13/12 THE RED BLADES (578)     125 133  2 48.4  13- 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5  5 0
14-14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     328 375 16 46.7  14/14 TOOL SHED (592)           5  9 0
15-15 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       35  41  2 46.1  15/22 GREDAN (583)              4  3 1
16/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       137 170  8 44.6  16/16 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       4  4 1
17/17 KANO CLAN (106)          327 409 21 44.4  17/19 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       4 11 0
18/18 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   47  61  4 43.5  18/21 SWORD OPERA (323)         4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    19  26  2 42.2  19/17 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   3  6 0
20-20 BLOODTHIRST (591)         61  91  4 40.1  20-18 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       2  5 0
21/21 SWORD OPERA (323)        680 %1030 23 39.8  21-20 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     1  4 0
22-22 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     12  20  0 37.5  22-15*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    1  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 679): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 561): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 684): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherolock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 680): PRIMUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 683): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 668): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): MESACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 623): 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 616): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 567): 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 513): RED HOOK of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 561): KALIDOR of HYBORIA et al (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 679): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 561): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 684): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 680): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 283): THE MOTHERSHIP 017 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 668): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 623): TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 287): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 616): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 567): 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 513): FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 238): ARTIC FURY (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 561) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 656): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherolock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 679): MAURINA OBEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 675): CHAS CRINGER of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 683): ETUGEN KHAN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 669): MESACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 668): SUSHI of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
               (turn 667): SUGAR MAGNOLIA of COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
                           OPHELIA DELPHI of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 636): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for CAJUN APOCALYPSE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped 
them by 7 into 22nd.  Ha!  BLOOD AND SAND turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 4th place 
rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see GRASS SEED win a fight and gain 26 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, KALLIA MAY beat RAGING BULL and RAGING BULL lost 23 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the 
throne, CHESTERTON has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as RUIN takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
SUNSET?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
NOMADIC TRIBE, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was COSMIC FREAK OUT.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, LINGERING BUZZ was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to 
PIETROS of BLOOD AND SAND for challenging up by 24 to ELISE ISLA.  PIETROS won to get 
47 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, HOLY MOLY of RAGING LORDS has added the final loss to his 4-4-1.  Tee 
hee!  And one more turn will show if GRIM FANDANGO can successfully bloodfeud that 
elusive CLUSTERFLUFF over HALO.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the SUNSET arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    20  24  1   116       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     8   5  1   103       DEVIATION (593)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         15  12  3   102       RAGING LORDS (552)
 GRASS SEED 6923              12  12  0    98       TOOL SHED (592)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            11   5  0    90       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SPARTACUS 7101               10   2  0    89       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                20  18  2    88       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              11  12  1    88       TOOL SHED (592)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              14  18  0    81       SWORD OPERA (323)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            14  10  0    80       THE RED BLADES (578)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          6   1  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 DESPAIR 7001                 13  12  3    73       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              12   5  2    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          12  17  0    71       DEVIATION (593)
-GREY FATAL 2920               8  11  1    71       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                13   4  0    69       GREDAN (583)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            18  14  0    68       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            11  11  0    68       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SELIORA 7076                  7   6  0    66       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-RHENNTHYL 7068                7   8  0    65       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 SAM BYCK 7066                 9   4  1    63       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
-WHIRLED PEACE 6984            7   4  0    63       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            7   5  2    61       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 RAGING BULL 6386             14  15  0    60       RAGING LORDS (552)
 DRED 6970                    11  14  2    58       DARK AT HEART (586)
 HELRAZOR 7120                10   2  0    58       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MILINA 6794                   8   5  3    57       GREDAN (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE FOILER 7088               7  10  0    56       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             12   5  0    55       KANO CLAN (106)
 METARU HEI 7058              14   4  0    54       KANO CLAN (106)
 MITER BOX 6961               12   9  0    53       TOOL SHED (592)
 ELISE ISLA 6921               9  25  0    52       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 6   6  0    50       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SLIM 7144                     4   4  0    49       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CRIXUS 7100                   5   7  0    48       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PIETROS 7137                  7   3  0    47       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-YOUNG BLOOD 5723              9   7  0    46       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 EDULFO PAPA 7119              8   3  0    46       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              4   5  0    46       RAGING LORDS (552)
-THE HUNTER 7106               5   1  1    44       THE BLUES (601)
-RED HOUSE 7103                4   3  0    44       THE BLUES (601)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              4   1  0    43       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GANGOL 6793                   8  10  0    42       GREDAN (583)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     4   0  0    42       DEVIATION (593)
-MANNISH BOY 7124              4   1  0    42       THE BLUES (601)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                3   0  0    41       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-TOEDE 6958                    3   0  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
-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)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            6   5  0    34       DEVIATION (593)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        5   8  1    34       GREDAN (583)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRELAINE 7054                 5  18  0    33       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE 7091                   7   7  0    32       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             3   3  1    31       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         8   6  0    30       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   2  1    29       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-SALINGER 7180                 3   1  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-CHABON 7095                   6   7  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              5   2  0    25       TOOL SHED (592)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              4   5  2    24       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 3   0  0    24       KANO CLAN (106)
-ILLOOSIV 7189                 3   0  0    24       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 RHASKOS 7221                  2   0  0    24       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZRAEL 7172                   4   2  0    23       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CELINE 7148                   3   3  0    23       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               5   4  0    21       KANO CLAN (106)
-IDARIA 7138                   4   4  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-HARDY 7131                    5   4  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 FEYTALONY 6909                4   3  0    19       GREDAN (583)
-REDUVIUS 7132                 3   6  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         3   1  0    18       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SALVIA SALLY 7186             2   3  0    18       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-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)
 CELINA HYE 7175               3   3  0    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              2  11  0    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      4   4  0    16       DEVIATION (593)
 RAZE 7227                     1   0  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ACHERON 7179                  3   2  0    12       DARK AT HEART (586)
 DAGAN 7201                    2   2  0    12       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 RENEGADE 7220                 1   1  0    11       RAGING LORDS (552)
 FEATHER 7178                  2   3  0     9       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 LINGERING BUZZ 7202           2   1  0     9       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              1   2  0     8       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PADOKA 7223                   1   1  0     6       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUNDANE 7218                  1   1  0     5       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 INSPIRE 7219                  1   1  0     4       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CATFISH 7206                  1   1  0     4       THE BLUES (601)
 LIBRARIAN SMURF 7196          0   4  0     4       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-FERGIE 7191                   0   3  0     3       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 KADOKA 7222                   0   2  0     2       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SQUIGGY CROW 7230             0   1  0     1       THE RED BLADES (578)
 DOWNFALL 7229                 0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LITHE 7228                    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  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
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
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   
HOLY MOLY 7141          4  5 1 RAGING LORDS 552     MILINA 6794           669   
DESPAIR 6960            2  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BOORAY 7133           666   
HAILEY HOSE 7198        0  4 0 TOOL SHED 592        WURM KIN              669  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sunset -- I'm either in a slump... or cursed.  I say cursed!  On turn 666 my team
went 4-1-2.  Since then and in the last two turns we are 1-9-0.  Cursed, I tell you!
-- The Cajun

     Yep, sounds like it.

I Smoked What?!! -- Well, that was quite the rollercoaster ride.  I thought you had
me, then I thought I had you and then you got me.  Good fight! -- Praechyon

Musubu Kin -- What lucky parries are you talking about?  "Luck" would have been had I
blocked only one or two of your attacks.  "Skill" is where I blocked ALL your
attacks.  Now, if you were jealous because you only managed to avoid one of my
attacks, I would understand that. -- Seliora

Hoosier -- The joke was stale the second time. -- Cerryl
P.S.  Maybe even the first time...

Xian Lin -- That's what you get for down-challenging, no skills! -- Catfish

Kano -- I have not had time to write ads for a couple of turns, but it seems you have
been quite busy.  Honestly, you complain about "useless slop attacking the messenger
instead of the message?"  Really?  In the same message in which you refer to Stik and
me as "little snot punks" and myself as a "jerk?"  That doesn't seem like attacking
the messenger to you?   I would like to point out that Stik (And Jorja and in these
ads myself) responded to your argument on points without resorting to personal
attacks.

As for wins and records, of course luck has to do with it.  A lot.  Good luck and bad
luck.  I have had some very good warriors roll through this arena.  I have also
fought some very mediocre setups to see what wouldhappen.  Yes, I did DA Hroloc and
Grunge, but only after they had a chance.  But luck is only a part of the package.
Is anyone here surprised to see Ben & Jerry's with a top record?  Knowing the
identity of the manager, I am not surprised.  Because there is a lot of skill and
experience involved.

Now, are Stik and I in cahoots to dominate the arena?  Well, we do get along.  We do
send messages back and forth, and discuss the game.  But I also do that with others--
and would happy to discuss the game with any other manager who wanted to send a
message through the website or the old-fashioned diplomatic messages.  There isn't a
whole lot of cahoots going on and I'm not quite sure how one would do that.  And
sabotage?  To what end?  The one thing we are in cahoots on is to promote this arena
at every opportunity.  That might be sabotaging other arenas, but certainly not this
one.

And one last note-- if a lack of public contradiction means everyone agrees with you,
well, it seems that everyone must also agree with Stik and me.

Enjoy the games. -- Nomad

Kano -- The argument on points is an interesting one.  I don't think I agree, but I
have to admit I have never considered it.  It seems likely that, as Jorja suggested,
you are mixing up cause and effect.  However, how could one test the theory?  Have
you crunched any numbers to test the theory?  I suspect you would need to throw out
challenge fights because in those cases the lower ranked warrior (usually the
challenger) probably has the advantage because they chose the fight.  But if you
compared all of the non-challenge fights over a long period of time it might tell you
if higher ranked warriors win a lot.  Of course, higher ranked warriors probably
ought to win a little more than they lose, so what percentage would prove that
something other than "higher ranked warriors tend to have more experience" is going
on?   I doubt the theory is correct so I will leave the research to you, but if you
do have the numbers I would be interested in seeing them. -- Nomad

Metaru Hei -- In that case, maybe a little less armor would have helped you out?  The
crowd may have found if boring, but I loved it! -- Walli Weeble

Red House -- I feel like a house just fell on me.  Ouch.  Nice challenge. -- Lupus

My sword and Savior -- An interesting name.  So are you MY sword and savior?  Or are
you your own savior?  Since I won it seems you should be mine, but I don't like
blades.

Renegade -- Nice fight!  It had some good back and forth.  This dueling stuff is
exciting! -- Padoka

Mundane -- I found that fight rather boring.  Well, not boring exactly, more
uninspiring.  And painful.  Ouch. -- Kadoka

Cosmic Freak Out -- Best of luck to you if using Sugar Magnolia on the Isle without
armor and that lack of strength.  Opponents are so much less forgiving there.  Here's
to hoping I never see you again. -- Moshi Haru

Slowhand -- If you can't beat 'em, Skum 'em, aye?  When you broke my spear, the fight
was a forgone conclusion after that. -- Musubu Kin

Walli Weeble -- If you can't beat 'em fair and square, then Skum 'em, as is always
said.  You prepared yourself for that contest and caught me off guard, so this time
the fight is yours (even though I was on top for the vast majority of the battle). --
Metaru Hei

Stik -- Hey, if it isn't working for you, then by all means dump it in the DA. --
Kano

All -- All I'm saying is that you're not doing yourself any favor by dumping a brand
new roll-up in the DA.  It's a waste.  It's a mistake.  Unless the roll-up is
something just so outlandish as to have no redeeming value (the 1 in 10,000
scenario), then feel free to humor the DA.  Can't say I haven't done it before, but
have always regreted it in the long run.

With regards to Popularity Points, or Recognition Points, or Slaphappy Points, or
whatever the heck you want to call them, just Points.  To actually engage in an
attempt to deny that these Points have nothing to do with the determination of fight
results is like living in the dark wearing a blindfold.  Where in the universe have
you been living during all this time playing Duel?  Under a rock?  The whole problem
is that these Points have far too much weight in determining our fight results.  Now,
of course, we have this impediment to our successful gaming pleasure known as the
Commission.  The fact that this 'group' is so unapproachable to worthwhile
suggestions contributing to the improvement of their product is very counter-
productive and discouraging.  Player cynicism, apathy, and fatigue can only be the
result.

If you happen to have been offended by the notion that you've been blessed with a
generous portion of luck with this game, then congratulations.  You have every right
in the world to be offended and have no right what-so-ever to tell someone they
cannot make any educated observations.  I just happen to have experienced the polar
opposite of luck in Sunset.  Story of my life perhaps; just not a very lucky guy, I
guess.  I've had much better luck in other arenas, which is one of the reasons I
admire Sunset so much.  I like the challenge of the competition here.  Now let's
party!

Any of you ever had two warriors with virtually identical skill numbers [at the
beginning] and almost exactly (just 1 or 2 whole numbers difference) the same attribs
that end up with very different strats, record, skill learns, etc??  What would you
say are the reasons for such a thing??

Not much to comment about with regards to the Battle Report.  Boooring might be a
good way to describe it.  All those Lungers continue to struggle with losses in
Sunset.  Seems as though Lungers should be doing better than they have been, but
perhaps it's just because there are so many of them.  I dunno.

I'm just a regular guy that happens to have been playing this game for about 23 years
now.  Nothing special.  I probably don't know any more than the guy playing less than
half that time.  Be very wary of those few at the top, infatuated with their ill-
gotten record, readily willing to tell you how they are great and just, in spite of
their enormous ego and arrogance.  Far too much of this game is hidden from our view
for the know-it-all's to profess knowing anything different than anyone else.  Far
too much of this game falls into the shear luck basket for any of those dopes to say
they know how to run warriors any different than you do.  Have NO fear.  Aim for the
top. Study and fight with confidence. -- Kano

Dred -- I once knew a Judge with a similar name....  I gave him the smacketh down as
well! -- Level of Malevolence

Miter Box -- Looks like it may be time to hit home depot yet again, heh? -- Row Dayo
Drive

Minami Tori -- You guys sure do like challenging my brethren... you're going to force
Marma Duke to create scum hunters. -- Hoosier Daddy

Batwamba -- A loss to the tribe!!!  Oh no....  Marma Duke is going to penalize me
double for that! -- My Sword and Savior

Hardy -- Har HAR!  You must have drunk a bad case of Mississippi Mud before the
fight! -- Tis The Season To Be Lethal

Bitter Dove -- Aye, it is my friend... and I do! -- Tis The Season To Be Lethal

Marmaduke -- Nice 3-turn old boy.  Just need a kill or two to top it off!  Bring the
squad down to the Broken Bone tonight, a round or two on us! -- Stik and G.F.

Whoohoooo, I beat the ambitious guard!  Hey, he teaches better than a lot of you
louts! -- Helrazor

DM/LP Chesterton -- Not a good showing on my part.  Congrats on the grad notice and
the victory.  Salute! -- Blakskul

Mannequin -- Well, two turns dodged and damned if I think I didn't forget to
bloodfeud this turn... -- Stik

All -- Welcome my three rookies... gently... preferably with your guards down... and
hung over... and blindfolded.  That should be enough of a handicap! -- Stik

Gredan -- Good to see you back in the fray! -- Stik

Kano -- ...ZZZZZZ... (YAWWWWN)....  I'm sorry, what?!??  Oh, good GODS, man, more
unending self-righteous drivel??  Will it ever stop?  And, more to the point, will
anybody care one way or another other than to get a laugh out of your pathetic
attempts at grandiose dialogue??  Peruse your verbal vomit of last turn and see if
you can find the part that made me laugh the hardest.  Too good!  Nomad liked it as
well.  We're colluding, you know.  Maybe somebody would want to "collude" with you if
you didn't engage in such douche-baggery as that every turn.  Think about it. -- Stik

Booray -- Wasn't sure I was going to pull that through. -- Lenny

Sledgehead -- You should see someone about that. -- Hope

Chunky -- Nice rating.  You're way better at that stuff than I am. -- Bruno

Ruin -- Good luck in your future endeavors. -- Ophelia

Sorry no personals today, short on time. -- Jorja

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAILEY HOSE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPEEDO SMURF was devastated by RUIN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud Title duel.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE handily defeated HOPE SPRINGS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SPARTACUS devastated WALLI WEEBLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
METARU HEI was savagely defeated by DESPAIR in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SLEDGEHEAD vanquished BLAKSKUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GANGOL was beaten by MITER BOX in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
THE FOILER was defeated by ZOLDIVAR in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
MINAMI TORI unbelievably bested EDULFO PAPA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
HOOSIER DADDY was vanquished by CHUNKY MONKEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HELRAZOR defeated CRIXUS in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge match.
MUSUBU KIN was overpowered by PAIN GWEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PIETROS narrowly defeated ELISE ISLA in a 7 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CLUSTERFLUFF demolished LINGERING BUZZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
LIBRARIAN SMURF was handily defeated by XIAN LIN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
INSPIRE was viciously subdued by CELINA HYE in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
VLAD THE INHALER overcame ANITA PHIXX in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
MOSHI HARU was devastated by GRASS SEED in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TROWSUL THUNDER demolished ROW DAYO DRIVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RAGING BULL was overpowered by KALLIA MAY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
BRUNO SQUALL bested DRED in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
SAM BYCK viciously subdued SLIM in a 1 minute gory match.
MILINA easily killed HOLY MOLY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TRELAINE was viciously subdued by LENNY SPARK in a 1 minute bout.
PLAGUE was vanquished by DAGGERMOUTH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BATWAMBA overpowered I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WHEELBARROW was vanquished by TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
JOLLY GREEN GIANT overcame BITTER DOVE in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
LUPUS MAJOR savagely defeated MUNDANE in a 2 minute gruesome competition.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR beat KADOKA in a 2 minute fight.
AZRAEL defeated PADOKA in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
FEYTALONY was overpowered by RHASKOS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SALVIA SALLY defeated SQUIGGY CROW in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
ACHERON beat LITHE in a 2 minute novice's fray.
FEATHER was unbelievably bested by RENEGADE in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
DAGAN subdued DOWNFALL in a 1 minute amateur's match.
RAZE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        51 -  38 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   64 -  50 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   10         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  27 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  30 -  4      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     38 -  41 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  39 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  48 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    71 -  90 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  54 -  1      38  |

Turn 669 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-STRIKE       3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  7                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109   8   5  1  103 DEVIATION (593)
WALL OF STEEL    TROWSUL THUNDER 6418       15  12  3  102 RAGING LORDS (552)
AIMED BLOW       SPARTACUS 7101             10   2  0   89 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              20  18  2   88 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            12   5  2   72 KANO CLAN (106)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          18  14  0   68 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              10   2  0   58 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             12   9  0   53 TOOL SHED (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KALLIA MAY 6941.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DESPAIR 7001.  The ten other most popular fighters were EDULFO PAPA 7119, PIETROS 
7137, CELINA HYE 7175, ZOLDIVAR 6791, DRED 6970, LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109, GANGOL 
6793, MITER BOX 6961, HELRAZOR 7120, and VLAD THE INHALER 7199.

The least popular fighter this week was ELISE ISLA 6921.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LITHE 7228, FEYTALONY 6909, WHEELBARROW 7130, I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036, 
PLAGUE 7091, TRELAINE 7054, HOLY MOLY 7141, SLIM 7144, RAGING BULL 6386, and ROW DAYO 
DRIVE 6933.

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

CHESTERTON (21-6853) LITERATE LOONS (538)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes