DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2011    Duedate: 08/09/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-670

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUIN
DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6862) [21-24-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUIN                           RED HOUSE
DARK AT HEART (586)            THE BLUES (601)
(21-6862) [21-24-1,124]        (21-7103) [5-3-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KALLIA MAY                     CHOCOLATE THERAPY
SWORD OPERA (323)              BEN & JERRY'S (596)
(21-6941) [15-18-0,90]         (21-6994) [4-3-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         47
2. BEN & JERRY'S (596)         36      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         30      Unchartered Team
4. GREDAN (583)                28
5. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          28      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)       35  17  5 67.3   1/ 8 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   124  77  3 61.7   2/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       9  6 0
 3/ 3*THE BLUES (601)           22  15  1 59.5   3/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  5 0
 4/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      386 284 20 57.6   4/ 4 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  6 0
 5/ 4 DEVIATION (593)           82  64  6 56.2   5/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 1
 6/ 6 GREDAN (583)              45  37  5 54.9   6/15 GREDAN (583)              7  5 1
 7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      664 555 30 54.5   7/ 3 THE RED BLADES (578)      7  7 0
 8- 9 TOOL SHED (592)           59  54  1 52.2   8/ 5 KANO CLAN (106)           7  8 0
 9/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      133 124  6 51.8   9/ 6 RAGING LORDS (552)        7  8 0
10/ 8 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      33  31  0 51.6  10/ 1 DEVIATION (593)           7  8 0
11/11 DARK AT HEART (586)      136 136 10 50.0  11/18 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
12/12 RAGING LORDS (552)        81  87  7 48.2  12/17 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
13/13 THE RED BLADES (578)     126 137  2 47.9  13/ 7 DARK AT HEART (586)       6  9 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     329 379 16 46.5  14/11*THE BLUES (601)           5  3 0
15-15 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       35  41  2 46.1  15/16 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       5  4 0
16/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       140 172  9 44.9  16-12 BLOODTHIRST (591)         4  1 0
17/17 KANO CLAN (106)          330 411 21 44.5  17-14 TOOL SHED (592)           4  6 0
18-18 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   47  61  4 43.5  18/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      3  7 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  19-19 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   2  3 0
20-20 BLOODTHIRST (591)         61  91  4 40.1  20-20 SERPENTS HOLD (589)       1  2 0
21/21 SWORD OPERA (323)        683 %1032 23 39.8  21-22*CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    0  5 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 680): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 562): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 685): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 657): MAT'ARI of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 681): PRIMUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 676): FAINTLY FRANNIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 684): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 669): TREMORS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 670): DESTITUTE NOBLE of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 669): RUIN of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 637): BOARDSLIDE of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 624): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 617): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 568): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 514): MOOSEHEAD of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 562): KALIDOR of HYBORIA et al (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 680): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 562): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 685): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 657): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 681): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 676): RED BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 284): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 669): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 670): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 669): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 637): SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 624): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 617): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 568): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 514): FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 562) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 680): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                            WAELGAEST of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 685): WHIRLING INSELBERG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 657): MAT'ARI of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 656): WHEEL OF TIME of TL;DR (Sherolock, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 681): PRIMUS of LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
                           BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, 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 670): DESTITUTE NOBLE of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                (turn 669): MESACH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 668): CHESTERTON of LITERATE LOONS (Sherman, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 637): BOARDSLIDE of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
              (turn 636): 50/50 of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 617): RODEKILL of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of SUNSET.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at DEVIATION 
left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by NOMADIC TRIBE.  
Good show!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, 
observe DEVIATION.  Last week they got 1-4-0 to drop by 9!  What's a move up by 9 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to GREDAN.  
OMINOUS REIGN posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  Everybody loves a winner...  THE 
BLUES had cause to celebrate, after CATFISH got 19 points by beating FEYTALONY.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 13 
points to ZOLDIVAR.  (Discrete enough, HOPE SPRINGS?) Like a flirtacious debutante, 
SUNSET's Duelmaster RUIN found herself the woman of the hour, being "invited to 
dance" 4 times!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of 
DEVIATION met the Duelmaster.  RUIN successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION.  Does SUNSET have no one talented enough to 
dethrone her?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in SUNSET avoid KANO CLAN.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, THE BLUES scurried away from KANO CLAN.  Oh, the shame!  Do my ears 
deceive me?  HOOSIER DADDY (outclassed by 27 points) challenged CHUNKY MONKEY, in 
what promises to be a fight.(!) If HOOSIER DADDY had subdued CHUNKY MONKEY, he'd be a 
hero, but since he lost we just laugh at him.  Tough break.  METARU HEI found himself 
challenged by a warrior 25 below:  CHOCOLATE THERAPY.  CHOCOLATE THERAPY of BEN & 
JERRY'S kept its wits as it was beat by METARU HEI.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Sober up, young warriors, and take note of MANNISH BOY's fate!  PAIN GWEN of BEN'S 
BAZAAR handily did him in.  Experience counts for something on SUNSET's sands.  Never 
one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see RAGING LORDS retaliate 
against GREDAN in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in SUNSET, and rightly so.  GRIM 
FANDANGO exacted their revenge against BEN & JERRY'S.  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in SUNSET is the highlight of my life.  More important 
duties call me.  SUNSET, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill 
at Cagliostro's Castle.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUIN 6862                    21  24  1   124       DARK AT HEART (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            12   5  0   103       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-GRASS SEED 6923              12  12  0    98       TOOL SHED (592)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     8   6  1    96       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         15  13  3    92       RAGING LORDS (552)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                21  18  2    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALLIA MAY 6941              15  18  0    90       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956              11  12  1    88       TOOL SHED (592)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                14   4  0    87       GREDAN (583)
 DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          7   1  1    85       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            19  14  0    79       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RAGING BULL 6386             15  15  0    71       RAGING LORDS (552)
-GREY FATAL 2920               8  11  1    71       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            8   4  0    71       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              12   6  2    69       KANO CLAN (106)
 HELRAZOR 7120                11   2  0    69       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            14  11  0    67       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            8   5  2    66       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-SELIORA 7076                  7   6  0    66       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 DESPAIR 7001                 13  13  3    65       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          12  18  0    65       DEVIATION (593)
-RHENNTHYL 7068                7   8  0    65       BLOODTHIRST (591)
-SAM BYCK 7066                 9   4  1    63       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 DRED 6970                    12  14  2    61       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            11  12  0    60       THE RED BLADES (578)
 DAGGERMOUTH 7142              5   5  0    60       RAGING LORDS (552)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                4   0  1    59       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SLIM 7144                     5   4  0    58       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             13   5  0    57       KANO CLAN (106)
 ELISE ISLA 6921              10  25  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 7   6  0    57       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 METARU HEI 7058              15   4  0    56       KANO CLAN (106)
 GANGOL 6793                   9  10  0    54       GREDAN (583)
-MITER BOX 6961               12   9  0    53       TOOL SHED (592)
 RED HOUSE 7103                5   3  0    53       THE BLUES (601)
 THE HUNTER 7106               6   1  1    51       THE BLUES (601)
 THE FOILER 7088               7  11  0    49       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MILINA 6794                   8   6  3    48       GREDAN (583)
-EDULFO PAPA 7119              8   3  0    46       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 CRIXUS 7100                   5   8  0    46       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              4   2  0    43       THE RED BLADES (578)
 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        6   8  1    40       GREDAN (583)
 SALINGER 7180                 4   1  0    40       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              5   5  2    37       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 KIPLING 7083                  9   9  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PIETROS 7137                  7   4  0    36       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-CERRYL 7069                   7   7  0    35       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 TRELAINE 7054                 5  19  0    34       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLAGUE 7091                   7   8  0    33       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               6   4  0    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             3   4  1    33       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            6   6  0    32       DEVIATION (593)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     4   1  0    32       DEVIATION (593)
 RHASKOS 7221                  2   1  0    32       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         8   7  0    31       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 5   2  0    31       THE BLUES (601)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         4   1  0    28       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 CHABON 7095                   6   8  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHEELBARROW 7130              5   2  0    25       TOOL SHED (592)
 DAGAN 7201                    3   2  0    25       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      5   4  0    23       DEVIATION (593)
 CATFISH 7206                  2   1  0    23       THE BLUES (601)
-IDARIA 7138                   4   4  0    21       BLOODTHIRST (591)
 FEATHER 7178                  3   3  0    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 FEYTALONY 6909                4   4  0    20       GREDAN (583)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              3  11  0    20       SWORD OPERA (323)
-HARDY 7131                    5   4  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-REDUVIUS 7132                 3   6  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SQUIGGY CROW 7230             1   1  0    19       THE RED BLADES (578)
 RAZE 7227                     2   0  0    18       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-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)
 AZRAEL 7172                   4   3  0    16       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PADOKA 7223                   2   1  0    16       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 3   1  0    14       KANO CLAN (106)
 CELINA HYE 7175               3   4  0    13       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CELINE 7148                   3   4  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ACHERON 7179                  3   3  0    12       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              2   2  0    11       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MUNDANE 7218                  2   1  0    10       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SALVIA SALLY 7186             2   4  0    10       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LINGERING BUZZ 7202           2   2  0     8       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 INSPIRE 7219                  2   1  0     8       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 KADOKA 7222                   1   2  0     8       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RENEGADE 7220                 1   2  0     8       RAGING LORDS (552)
 LIBRARIAN SMURF 7196          0   5  0     5       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 STIXANNE STONE 7231           0   1  0     5       THE RED BLADES (578)
 LITHE 7228                    0   2  0     2       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SMOKEY 7235                   0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
 STEIN 7234                    0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NINJA BARBIE 7110       7  4 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUIN 6862             666  NOT REVENGED
YODLE LAYHE WHO 6927   12 18 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     TROWSUL THUNDER 6418  666  JUST REVENGED
DOWNFALL 7229           0  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    BLACK ORC             670  NONE
HALO 7157               3  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    CLUSTERFLUFF 7173     666  JUST REVENGED
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  NOT REVENGED
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  JUST REVENGED
DESPAIR 6960            2  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    BOORAY 7133           666  NOT REVENGED
MANNISH BOY 7124        4  2 0 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        670   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Librarian Smurf -- You pretty well bit off a bigger chunk than you could possibly
chew by challenging up as far as me. -- Xian Lin

Edulfo Papa -- You did rather well to start out, but then ran short of gas fairly
quickly.  Thanks for the skills. -- Minami Tori

Grass Seed -- Good for you in overcoming a 21-point gap to come out on top.
Interesting weapons choice combo, btw. -- Moshi Haru

Pain Gwen -- There was just no competing with that enormous decise skill of yours,
but I wouldn't count on it for all your fights in the future if I were you. -- Musubu
Kin

Despair -- Ooops!  Now that I know your fight style, I'll be staying way out of your
path.  My mistake. -- Metaru Hei

All -- Well, lookie here now, the little Nomad-loser finally spewed forth a
contribution to the PAs.  Didn't say a blasted thing worth any response [typically],
but the attempt to justify himself in spite of his insignificance and outrageous
arrogance was highly revealing.  May he always fail his saving throws.

You know, I used to think that Stik guy was somebody of a more refined character.
Somebody that was reasonable and possessed with a sense of rational competence.
Somebody that was approachable with a realistic sense of thought.  How wrong could I
have possibly been?  You can never tell how bad anyone can be after the first
encounters.  Apparently we need to go real slow with someone this impaired.  Here's
hoping he gets some help for his condition.

Having two guys with a virtually identical skill set at the start and then result in
very different learning curves, strats, record, etc., can be a fascinating
occurrence.  I suspect it's primarily due to a number of hidden to semi-hidden roll-
up factors with respect to the character generator.  If you discount the actual
fights the warrior experiences, then things like favored weapon, endurance capacity,
activity rating, or skill blesses/curses affects a warrior progression in different
directions.

If you should happen to be sick of reading my submissions to the PAs, then Grrreat!!
I'll be sure to make every effort to continue with sickening you as long as possible.
Heaven forbid!  You just might learn something in the process.  Golly!  Wouldn't want
that to happen now would we?

It occurred to me that if you're looking for me to be pleasant with you, then I've
got a news flash here; not going to happen.  I'm not here to be your buddy.  I have a
team of warriors in the Sunset arena for the express purpose of undermining your
existence and defeating your team of warriors by any and all means possible.  So if
you've got a problem with anything I'm writing in the PAs, then get over it already.
All the more animated and upset I make you just gets me tickled to no end.  I want
you off balance.  I want you to make mistakes.  The advantage is then mine.

The evidence of the effects of Points on our turn results is self-evident.  One
doesn't have to look any further than their own history of fights.  Compare the
Points values of all those fight results you're received.  You should find an
ascending scale revealing the larger the gap in Points between warriors results in a
higher percentage chance that the one with higher Points wins.  Should be somewhere
in the neighborhood of two-thirds of them with a gap of 12 to 15 Points or more
result in the warrior with more Points winning.

Let's look at a completely hypothetical match-up as an example:  First has a record
of 10-2-0 at 80 Points, and Second has 14-13-0 at 60 Points.  First has a massive
advantage to win over Second because of the 20-Point superiority despite Second
having over twice the FE of First.  Now, of course a few other factors might be at
play here, but placing all else aside, Points have a significant effect on fight
results to the detriment of a more experienced warrior with less Points.  Take Points
out of the equation and the more experienced warrior _"probably"_ has the better
chance of winning (depending upon those few other factors at play, not the least of
which is the luck facor). -- Kano

Ruin -- I figured it would go that way but I had to try. -- Speedo Smurf

DM Ruin -- Congrats on the throne. -- Ben's Bazaar

Zoldivar -- Well I-I-I-I never!  That is no way to treat a lady. -- The Foiler

Musubu Kin -- Not what you expected I assume, the black and white is very slimming
and sleek. -- Pain Gwen
P.S.  The pain stands for YOUR pain hahahahaha.

Xain Lin -- That did not go the way I had envisioned it, every time I ran thru it in
my head prior to stepping out on the sands it was you who lost, guess I need to re-
think. -- Librarian Smurf

Vlad The Inhaler -- Why did you have to go and inhale it all?  Couldn't you tell that
I... Anita Phixx

Mr. Kano -- Not sure if you go by "Kano," "Kano San," or "Doc Miracle."  Any who, not
sure why you are so venomous towards us, Nomad I understand sort of, you have a fued
with him.  The rest of us really haven't done anything to you except compete against
you.  If you are expecting us to shower you with admiration you will be waiting a
very very very very very long time. -- Gentleben
P.S.  Not that I mind getting into a word war with someone just interested in why.
P.S.S.  I do enjoy our fights.  Your spew not so much.

A few personals, if any worth writing (or anyway), from the preceding turn--

Stik -- Regarding the "PPs," I mostly see that abbreviation used for political
points, which aren't the same as the ranking--political points are, if I remember
correctly, two for each turn in the challenger champs, five for each turn as
duelmaster, and five for a tourney championship.  They bear on graduation, my
recollection is that you have to have seventeen of them.  Recognition, however, is
determined from the actual fights:  the bare minimum is one point per loss and three
per win, with a few extra for a fight really well won or disastrously lost, but NEVER
dropping below the bare minimum regardless of how egregiously a fight is lost.  The
ranking points are based on performance and survival ability. -- Jorja

Pain Gwen -- But what if I was in a bad mood and didn't want to be friendly? --
Celina Hye

Row Dayo Drive -- Loudly, too. -- Trelaine

Tis the Season to Be Lethal -- They say everything tastes like chicken.  Not so. --
Bitter Dove
P.S.  Jorja says, from her personal experience eating doves (they wouldn't stop
cooing in the trees and messing up the laundry, apparently) that they're gamier than
chicken.  Just so you know.

Now, the current stuff, as I am actually caught up for the moment--

Kano -- Re, identical setups coming out differently on graduation with regard to
favorites, yes, I've had this happen.  Darned good thing, too!  Otherwise there would
be number-crunchers out there with a file of:  "if you run this set of numbers in
this style, the result WILL BE such-and-such favorites."  Boring.  Fortunately, once
the stats are input, the computer inserts a random factor that affects this all.
Within certain parameters, yes, but there's plenty of room to turn around inside
those parameters.  The Commission planners are no dummies. -- Jorja
P.S.  And regarding the "give everything a chance on the sands" concept, there's an
article that says that very thing that runs every ten turns in the Noblish Island
newsletter and has for years, on turns with numbers ending in five.

Gredan -- Any chance of getting a manager name out of you?  I've searched all the
databases bequeathed to me and can't find you listed. -- Jorja, aka the Scribe,
updater of the Regional Arena News

Ah, and we seem not to have congratulated Chesterton on his graduation last time, so
we do it today.  Congratulations. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

Pietros -- Ah!  You're a fine-looking young elf, and very durable.  Can you sing? --
Elise Isla

Inspire -- Ah... you probably shouldn't have spent the whole first minute of the
fight breathing in.  It made the temptation to "pop the weasel" just irresistible. --
Celina Hye
P.S.  SIX skills for me--I'm impressed and grateful.

Raging Bull -- Seems like you've got some ill-wishers around here, dude.  Not me,
though, I like winning fights, and being overwhelmingly popular.  Makes my day, as
they say.  I'll buy you a drink--just one, I know how you dwarves can pour it down!--
in appreciation. -- Kallia May

Lenny Spark -- Damn, that's my BEST doublet, and you burned spark-holes in it!  I'm
not very good at darning spark-holes, they're going to show, and I will catch a lot
of trouble from the rest of the cast. -- Trelaine

Jolly Green Giant -- The green color was off-putting.  I found myself wondering what
you'd eaten that did that to you, and by the time I got half-way through the list of
possibilities, you'd won.  Ouch. -- Bitter Dove

L of Mal -- Nice fight.  For you, that is.  Good luck with the DM. -- Hope Springs

Dred -- I guess I won't dread that matchup so much next time. -- Bruno

Trelaine -- Wow.  That was not what I expected.  I'm pretty happy I was able to pull
that off. -- Lenny

S. Sally -- Calm.  Down.  Take a deep breath, babe. -- Squiggy

Chesterton -- Congrats on the trip to the Isle. -- The Red Blades

Sunset -- I got a taste for blood in the tournament when I thrust my spear through
the head of a Bad Girl named Britney...  Now I'm coming for all of you. -- Rhaskos

Downfall -- Yes, you did, and they were right, it was harder. -- Dagan

Helrazor -- You gave me a close shave but you forgot the bikini wax. -- Crixus

Sunset -- Alas, you will not have to fear Spartacus any longer.  After going 3-0 in
the tournament, he was struck down and went to meet Jupiter.  House Batiatus mourns
the loss of its champion who was 10(11)-10-13-17-9-4-21 AB +4 ATT and skills of 10-
19-25-13-9-10.  He will be missed. -- House Batiatus

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

DOWNFALL was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAKSKUL vanquished CLUSTERFLUFF in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
SPEEDO SMURF subdued TROWSUL THUNDER in a action packed 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
RAGING BULL devastated MILINA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
CHOCOLATE THERAPY was luckily beaten by METARU HEI in a 5 minute Challenge match.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE lost to RUIN in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
ROW DAYO DRIVE was devastated by DUBLIN MUDSLIDE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
WALLI WEEBLE overcame MOSHI HARU in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
HELRAZOR won victory over BRUNO SQUALL in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
PAIN GWEN slaughtered MANNISH BOY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DAGGERMOUTH vanquished PIETROS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HOOSIER DADDY was overpowered by CHUNKY MONKEY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SLOWHAND was overpowered by SLIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL was devastated by GANGOL in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
THE FOILER was demolished by WHIRLED PEACE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SALINGER overpowered TRELAINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
XIAN LIN was overpowered by LUPUS MAJOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VLAD THE INHALER won victory over AZRAEL in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR beat CELINA HYE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
MUSUBU KIN devastated CELINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CATFISH demolished FEYTALONY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LITHE was luckily beaten by ANITA PHIXX in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
SQUIGGY CROW devastated ACHERON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KADOKA defeated LIBRARIAN SMURF in a 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
RENEGADE was savagely defeated by BITTER DOVE in a 5 minute Challenge fray.
DESPAIR was overpowered by KALLIA MAY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ZOLDIVAR overpowered HOPE SPRINGS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRED defeated CRIXUS in a 1 minute duel.
MINAMI TORI defeated RHASKOS in a exciting 5 minute bout.
KIPLING was vanquished by RED HOUSE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven bout.
ELISE ISLA beat LENNY SPARK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided fray.
THE HUNTER vanquished PLAGUE in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
JOLLY GREEN GIANT won victory over CHABON in a popular 2 minute brutal fray.
BATWAMBA demolished I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SALVIA SALLY was overpowered by DAGAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FEATHER devastated LINGERING BUZZ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
MUNDANE subdued SMOKEY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
INSPIRE savagely defeated STIXANNE STONE in a 2 minute brutal novice's fray.
PADOKA demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
RAZE won victory over STEIN in a action packed 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  52 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-LUNGE       30 -  25 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         AIMED BLOW        48 -  41 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     43 -  43 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  36 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  46 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  32 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    73 -  91 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  53 -  1      35  |

Turn 670 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  9         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  5     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SPEEDO SMURF 7093          12   5  0  103 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
WALL OF STEEL    TROWSUL THUNDER 6418       15  13  3   92 RAGING LORDS (552)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              21  18  2   91 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981        7   1  1   85 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          19  14  0   79 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            12   6  2   69 KANO CLAN (106)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              11   2  0   69 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       SLIM 7144                   5   4  0   58 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
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 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994.  The ten other most popular fighters were RHASKOS 7221, 
RAZE 7227, MOSHI HARU 6704, LENNY SPARK 7160, JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790, HELRAZOR 7120, 
CHABON 7095, MUNDANE 7218, SPEEDO SMURF 7093, and LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109.

The least popular fighter this week was STEIN 7234.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SALVIA SALLY 7186, I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036, CRIXUS 7100, HOPE SPRINGS 
6971, DESPAIR 7001, RENEGADE 7220, ACHERON 7179, FEYTALONY 6909, CELINE 7148, and 
CELINA HYE 7175.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RUIN (21-6862) DARK AT HEART (586)

               FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARROT KEEPER 6157 (42-23-2)          12  2  0         SEA DOGS             
JACKASS 4526 (45-60-1)                 4  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
THE BUTCHER 5374 (70-33-0)             4  3  0         NASTY MOB            
FOG 4416 (91-185-0)                    3  3  0         EVENGATE             
THE PHANTOM 1447 (49-40-3)             2  3  0         THEM                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FORGET THE ALAMO! 4698 (34-22-1)       1  2  0         SORE LOSERS          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THAT! 5272 (14-5-2)                    4  3  0         REAL BEER            
BLACK GOLD 3886 (14-5-3)               3  3  0         THE COLOUR OF NEON   
BLACK FLAMINGO 4510 (10-6-0)           2  3  1  DEAD   THE COLOUR OF NEON   
ADDUCTOR MAGNUS 5922 (16-11-0)         1  3  0         MUSCLE MEN           
BASS 5262 (9-2-2)                      1  3  0         REAL BEER            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GREY FATAL 2920 (8-11-1)               0  3  0         GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981 (6-1-1)          10  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
SPARTACUS 7101 (10-2-0)                3  1  0  DEAD   BLOOD AND SAND       
WHIRLED PEACE 6984 (7-4-0)             3  3  1         BEN & JERRY'S        
CHUNKY MONKEY 6977 (7-5-2)             1  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
SAM BYCK 7066 (9-4-1)                  0  3  0         GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994 (4-2-1)        16  2  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
THE HUNTER 7106 (5-1-1)                4  3  0         THE BLUES            
POND SCUM 6641 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         FURIOUS              
TOEDE 6958 (3-0-0)                     1  1  0  DEAD   SERPENTS HOLD        
MANNISH BOY 7124 (4-1-0)               1  3  0         THE BLUES            
PIETROS 7137 (7-3-0)                   1  3  0         BLOOD AND SAND       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
L9W DOG 7022 (1-1-0)                   5  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
VLAD THE INHALER 7199 (3-1-0)          3  3  0         COSMIC FREAK OUT     
RHASKOS 7221 (2-0-0)                   2  3  1         BLOOD AND SAND       
DAGAN 7201 (2-2-0)                     1  3  0         BLOOD AND SAND       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHANT 7031 (0-0-0)                     4  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
LILY 7183 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         MODERN FAMILY        
PHIL DUNPHY 7181 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         MODERN FAMILY        
AMERICAN BEAUTY 7225 (0-0-0)           1  1  0  DEAD   COSMIC FREAK OUT     
FIZBO THE CLOWN 7182 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         MODERN FAMILY        
MANNY DELGADO 7185 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         MODERN FAMILY        
ARTICHOKE HEAD 7226 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS    
SPLAT MASTER 5025 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         SORE LOSERS          
STIXANNE STONE 7231 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         THE RED BLADES