DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2011    Duedate: 08/23/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPEEDO SMURF
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-7093) [13-5-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SPEEDO SMURF                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)             
(21-7093) [13-5-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KALLIA MAY                     DESPAIR
SWORD OPERA (323)              DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6941) [15-19-0,65]         (21-7001) [14-13-3,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK AT HEART (586)         55
2. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          48      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)      45      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (593)             32
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         30       (-1)

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)       38  18  5 67.9   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   125  81  3 60.7   2/13 DARK AT HEART (586)       9  6 1
 3/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      389 286 20 57.6   3/15 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       8  3 0
 4/ 3 THE BLUES (601)           24  18  1 57.1   4/ 8 KANO CLAN (106)           8  7 1
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (593)           86  65  6 57.0   5/12 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 6/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      667 557 30 54.5   6/10 DEVIATION (593)           8  7 0
 7/ 8 TOOL SHED (592)           62  55  1 53.0   7/ 5 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 2
 8/ 6 GREDAN (583)              46  41  5 52.9   8/ 6 GREDAN (583)              7  8 1
 9/ 0 420 B.C. (594)            47  43  6 52.2   9/ 2 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       7  8 1
10/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      135 127  7 51.5  10/17 TOOL SHED (592)           6  3 0
11/11 DARK AT HEART (586)      140 137 11 50.5  11/ 4 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      6  8 0
12/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      34  35  0 49.3  12/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         6  9 0
13-12 RAGING LORDS (552)        81  87  7 48.2  13- 9 RAGING LORDS (552)        5  5 0
14/13 THE RED BLADES (578)     128 140  2 47.8  14/14 THE BLUES (601)           5  5 0
15-14 LITERATE LOONS (538)     329 379 16 46.5  15/ 7 THE RED BLADES (578)      5  9 0
16/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       143 174 10 45.1  16/ 3 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    4  9 0
17/17 KANO CLAN (106)          333 413 22 44.6  17/21 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    3  2 0
18/19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    22  28  2 44.0  18-19 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)   47  61  4 43.5  19-18 LITERATE LOONS (538)      1  4 0
20/21 SWORD OPERA (323)        684 %1036 23 39.8  20/ 0 420 B.C. (594)            1  4 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 681): LITTLE BEAR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 563): CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 686): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 658): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 682): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 677): ELMINOTH of REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 685): REDONDO RHONDA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 670): TREMORS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 671): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 670): RUIN of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 638): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 625): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 618): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 569): 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 515): MOOSEHEAD of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 563): RUGEN THE JELLY FISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 681): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 563): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 686): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 658): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 682): LONG SWORD CLUB (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 677): RED BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 285): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 670): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 671): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 670): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 637): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 625): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 618): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 569): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 270): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 263): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 515): FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 239): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 563) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 681): LITTLE BEAR of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 680): VERMOUTH of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                            WAELGAEST of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 563): HARKRANZ of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
                           EDWARD O'HARE of MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 686): SQUASH of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 685): WHIRLING INSELBERG of IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man)
 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.)
                           BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 670): TREMORS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 670): DESTITUTE NOBLE of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 670): RUIN of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 637): BOARDSLIDE of SKATE DRAGONS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 618): JELLO KNUCKLES of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
               (turn 617): RODEKILL of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 569): JUBHAL of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 269): CAO ZHEN of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                           ALLERDAE CHAN of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 515): RED HOOK of FLOYD'S BREWERY (Floyd, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Take a look at 
DARK AT HEART's act, as they have a 4-1-1 week and gain 11 places in the team 
ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) 
is BEN & JERRY'S, who swept up 12 places in the ranks.  What goes up, must come down. 
Watch out SUNSET!  COSMIC FREAK OUT may fall on you as it crushes past the teams 
below it to fall on the 16th spot.  Advancing in the rankings was TOOL SHED who went 
from last turn's 59-54-1, to this week's record of 62-55-1.  Hey everybody, watch out 
for DRED, who flew up 26 points in the rankings after mashing KALLIA MAY like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
KALLIA MAY, who dropped 25 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
DRED.  Unlike most arenas, RUIN managed to get hers challenge off against the 0-0-0 
DARK CHAMPION.  The crowds were amazed this turn, as DARK CHAMPION killed the 
Duelmaster, RUIN, leaving DARK AT HEART in mourning.  This incredible death has 
allowed, I might add, SPEEDO SMURF from BEN'S BAZAAR to ascend to the throne of 
Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that BEN & JERRY'S was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of BEN & JERRY'S' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  BEN & 
JERRY'S + Weapons That go Boom = GRIM FANDANGO + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of PAIN GWEN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL went after METARU 
HEI, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust settled, TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 
bested METARU HEI.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  ACHERON defied all odds and slew BLACK ORC in the Dark 
Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as BLACK ORC's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Well, just when you thought it was safe to put a new warrior in 
the arena.  No no!  THE HUNTER, a mere boy, was slain by PAIN GWEN this turn.  
Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  BOORAY II:  THE REMATCH.  Remember:  alliances are 
great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SUNSET have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            13   5  0   114       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAKSKUL 6899                22  18  2   103       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          8   1  1   101       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-TROWSUL THUNDER 6418         15  13  3    92       RAGING LORDS (552)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              12  12  1    91       TOOL SHED (592)
 GRASS SEED 6923              12  13  0    91       TOOL SHED (592)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     8   7  1    89       DEVIATION (593)
 DRED 6970                    13  14  2    87       DARK AT HEART (586)
 DESPAIR 7001                 14  13  3    83       DARK AT HEART (586)
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            15  11  0    81       THE RED BLADES (578)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984            9   4  0    81       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                5   0  2    80       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                14   5  0    78       GREDAN (583)
 HELRAZOR 7120                12   2  0    78       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            19  15  0    72       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BATWAMBA 7118                 8   6  0    72       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-RAGING BULL 6386             15  15  0    71       RAGING LORDS (552)
-GREY FATAL 2920               8  11  1    71       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              12   7  2    70       KANO CLAN (106)
 CHUNKY MONKEY 6977            9   5  2    69       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             10   6  0    68       420 B.C. (594)
 PANAMA RED 7073               7   3  0    68       420 B.C. (594)
 ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933          13  18  0    67       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOUSE 7103                6   3  0    66       THE BLUES (601)
 KALLIA MAY 6941              15  19  0    65       SWORD OPERA (323)
-SAM BYCK 7066                 9   4  1    63       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             14   5  0    61       KANO CLAN (106)
-DAGGERMOUTH 7142              5   5  0    60       RAGING LORDS (552)
 MITER BOX 6961               13   9  0    57       TOOL SHED (592)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANNERPUSS 7042              10   4  3    56       420 B.C. (594)
 ELISE ISLA 6921              10  26  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
 CRIXUS 7100                   6   8  0    56       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     5   1  0    56       DEVIATION (593)
 GANGOL 6793                   9  11  0    55       GREDAN (583)
 METARU HEI 7058              15   5  0    50       KANO CLAN (106)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            11  13  0    49       THE RED BLADES (578)
-EDULFO PAPA 7119              8   3  0    46       GOLGOTHA'S BLOOMS (264)
 SLIM 7144                     5   5  0    46       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              6   5  2    45       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               7   4  0    43       KANO CLAN (106)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              4   3  0    43       THE RED BLADES (578)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036         9   7  0    42       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 MILINA 6794                   8   7  3    42       GREDAN (583)
 THE FOILER 7088               7  12  0    42       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 PLAGUE 7091                   8   8  0    40       DARK AT HEART (586)
-SALINGER 7180                 4   1  0    40       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            7   6  0    39       DEVIATION (593)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        6   9  1    38       GREDAN (583)
-KIPLING 7083                  9   9  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 TRELAINE 7054                 5  20  0    35       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARDY 7131                    6   4  0    33       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOG 7145                     5   4  1    33       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 ACHERON 7179                  4   3  1    33       DARK AT HEART (586)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 4   6  0    33       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SLOWHAND 7107                 5   3  0    32       THE BLUES (601)
 FEATHER 7178                  4   3  1    32       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 FEYTALONY 6909                5   4  0    31       GREDAN (583)
 PIETROS 7137                  7   5  0    30       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      6   4  0    29       DEVIATION (593)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              6   2  0    28       TOOL SHED (592)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         4   2  0    27       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-CHABON 7095                   6   8  0    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RAZE 7227                     3   0  0    25       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 4   1  1    24       KANO CLAN (106)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHASKOS 7221                  2   2  0    22       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CELINA HYE 7175               4   4  0    21       SWORD OPERA (323)
 BITTER DOVE 7115              3  12  0    21       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              3   2  0    20       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CATFISH 7206                  2   2  0    19       THE BLUES (601)
 BIX 7134                      4   6  0    18       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DAGAN 7201                    3   3  0    16       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 INSPIRE 7219                  3   1  0    16       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             3   5  1    15       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 KADOKA 7222                   2   2  0    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                1   0  0    15       THE BLUES (601)
 STIXANNE STONE 7231           1   1  0    14       THE RED BLADES (578)
-CELINE 7148                   3   4  0    13       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 2   2  0    12       420 B.C. (594)
 SQUIGGY CROW 7230             1   2  0    11       THE RED BLADES (578)
 LINGERING BUZZ 7202           2   3  0     9       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 MUNDANE 7218                  2   2  0     8       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-RENEGADE 7220                 1   2  0     8       RAGING LORDS (552)
 LITHE 7228                    0   3  0     3       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MURGATROYD 7236               0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SMOKEY 7235                   0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)
-STEIN 7234                    0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  0   1  0     1       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PURPLE VOODOO 7112      1  3 0 420 B.C. 594         BANDIT PRINCE         671  NONE
LIBRARIAN SMURF 7196    0  6 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     ARENAMASTER HART      671  NONE
BOORAY 7133             3  7 1 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 FEATHER 7178          671   
FAILURE 7233            0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 WURM KIN              671  NONE
SALVIA SALLY 7186       2  5 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 SPYMASTER             671  NONE
BLACK ORC               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           ACHERON 7179          671  NONE
RUIN 6862              21 25 1 DARK AT HEART 586    DARK CHAMPION         671  NONE
PADOKA 7223             2  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    XIAN LIN 7204         671   
AZRAEL 7172             4  4 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    WURM KIN              671  NONE
ONE ARMED BOXER 7108    7  4 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    CHUNKY MONKEY 6977    667  NOT REVENGED
HOLY MOLY 7141          4  5 1 RAGING LORDS 552     MILINA 6794           669  REVENGED
MANNISH BOY 7124        4  2 0 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        670   
THE HUNTER 7106         6  2 1 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        671   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Walli Weeble -- Good for you and your arrogant little manager to uphold the classic
title of Skum.  We have engaged in the same tactic before though I suppose your
manager thinks he's somebody real special by sending out his pure Skum against a real
combatant like me.  Thanks for the skills! -- Moshi Haru

Lupus Major -- Goody for you, bubba, to have accurately exploited your speed and
strength.  You are SOO lucky my sword broke and I didn't get a chance to strike you
down.  Pure luck, pal. -- Xian Lin

Celine -- If I were to venture a guess, seems like you spent too much effort in
defense and not enough on offense. -- Musubu Kin

Rhaskos -- Not a fair match-up, 55 to 24 points, and the arena moderator knows it was
a stupid thing to do.  Sorry about that, but you made a valiant effort in spite of it
all. -- Minami Tori

Chocolate Therapy -- What the heck are you and your manager thinking by challenging
up 29 to 54 Points!?  And a 12-Point superiority in FE on top of that!  What's a
madder wit' you, ehh?  Nice try by challenging someone like me, but not sure what was
the point. -- Metaru Hei

All -- One finds it rather difficult to expand on the profundity of the following
paragraph from page 8 of the original 1984 Red Book, "One last comment: some warriors
may have good potential, but will need seasoning, while others will have sensational
early fights, only to falter in later fights.  In particular, swifter, more crafty
fighting styles (and warriors) need more time to develop the skill to equal basic
brawn.  Learn to pick and choose your fights.  Avoid styles that seem to hurt your
warrior and challenge those styles that your warrior seems to do better against.
Experiment, find the weapons and armor that best suit your style, and find the battle
strategy that works well for you." Seems to me that the name of the game is
experimenting, just in case any of you had any doubts about that concept.  When all
else fails, go back to basics?

The manager of the Clan may have once been known as Doc Miracle, but that was a very
long time ago.  Not many old-timers around any more that would still refer to him by
that name.  Kano-"san" is of course the method by which the Japanese people address
others, and Kano is the alias he presently uses as the manager for Kano Clan, a name
derived from the Kano model (a theory of product development and customer
satisfaction developed in the 1980s by Professor Noriaki Kano classifying customer
preferences into 5 categories of quality).

     Do you want your manager name on the official lists changed to this?

As far as the "admiration" aspect is concerned, I'm afraid you've got it 180-degrees
wrong direction.  I really have no concern what-so-ever about your estimation of me
or the Kano team.  Stuff it in your left ear and blow it out your right for all I
care.  Don't need you.  Not interested.  If you think that's "venomous," then you
have the problem, not me.

The original roll-up rules stated, "Think in terms of two types-- big and strong or
quick and deft."  I suspect that the majority of you have had many more "quick and
deft" than the "big and strong" types, right?  How many more?  Perhaps 60 / 40 or 65
/ 35 maybe?  The big and strong ones refer easily to size and strength, but the quick
and deft is a much more complicated idea leading me to believe there have probably
been a number more of them.  Only later in '96-- '97 did the parameter change to
"smart and deft" which is much easier to visualize as being wit and deftness (which
in turn are the number 1 and 2 elements for skills development), thus leading players
to make far more of the "smart and deft" types for reasons most all of you are
intimately aware.  I'll leave the significance of this to your own conjecture, if you
care to comment. -- Kano

Clusterfluff -- Well, your manager wanted you dead, I tried, honest.  Halo is
avenged, and I've got two more political points (and my last train, woohoo!). --
Blakskul

Bruno Squall -- That couldn't have worked out much better.  For me, anyways... --
Helrazor

Anita Phixx -- It was a nice ruckus, anyhow.  I'm sure we'll have a go again some
time if we're still around! -- Lithe

Batiatus -- RIP for your aimer, that always happens.  Especially around here!  I
consider myself lucky to have gotten two out from this team, though I have a better
one than either of those who fights every fall... -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Kano -- I give up.  Again.  It's been all too easy to punch holes in everything and
anything you have to say, from the childish jeers and name-calling to all the little
'pearls of wisdom' you seem to love to drop on the rest of us unwashed managerial
masses.  Nobody's figured anything out about this game as you love to preach to
us...  Oh, except YOU, right?  Your ascending scale?  You have mastered one aspect of
this game it seems, the obvious.  For playing as long as you have, you seem to have
stayed quite isolated, and maybe that's for the best.

Talking to you is like trying to argue with a deaf 3 year old with a Chatty Kathy
doll.  No matter what you say or how you say it, the string just keeps getting pulled
and the same prerecorded, annoying message keeps coming out, and the child drools and
laughs.  Despite being targeted by your vitriol, Nomad and I, along with Jorja, have
still tried to reply to your attempts at actual game conversation with some respect
and class, and we are still met with your ignorant, name calling Chatty Kathy
recording.

So, the conversation, from my end at least, is done for the foreseeable future.  I'll
take the example of most of the rest of Sunset's population of managers, who I
respect so much infinitely more than you, and just ignore your juvenile claptrap and
concentrate more on simply hunting down, challenging (in any direction) and killing
your warriors whenever I can.  My squad isn't exactly optimal right now, but we've
got plenty of time.

Unless, you just want to end this now, put us all out of your misery, and run off to
some 3-team berg arena where your suddenly endless stream of blathering is so much
echoing off the empty arena walls.  Soon even Jorja will be skipping over your
submissions with a yawn.  But, I'm guessing that's too much to ask for, isn't it?  I
think I hear a string being pulled... see you on the sands. -- Stik

Jorja -- Yeah, I know what political points are compared to recognition points, grad
requirements of course.  I just got momentarily sucked into Kano's vortex of
stupidity, apologies.  It looks like you're going to beat me to 700 wins, unless I
can pull a couple 5-0s out of my rear, not likely in the current climate.  But hey,
Nomad did it last turn, so there's hope for me yet! -- Stik

Nomad -- It's no use, my friend.  Read my message above, join with me, nay, dare I
say, COLLUDE with me, and let's have some fun! -- Stik

Jorja -- Gredan is run by Planswalker.  He asked me to put it in for him this turn
because his computers on the fritz. -- Archelf

     Thanks.

Celina Hye -- I figured it would be a fun fight and im glad you learned a lot of
skills.  However, I wasn't learni--

     Cut off by hal.  Who is often on the fritz.

Don't see how you could discount the actual fights a warrior experiences.

No.  The more experienced warrior is not going to win *on nothing but that
experience* over a higher-ranked warrior who has fewer (visible) fights.  The higher
ranking is both a recognition of greater ability on the part of the said high-ranked
warrior and a *W A R N I N G* to low-ranked, much-experienced warriors that here is
someone who is GOOD.  If you choose not to heed the warning, of course, that's your
decision, and you reap the consequences. -- Jorja
P.S.  Yeah, I know, Kano won't be convinced, but someone else might find it a
productive thought.

Lenny -- Think of it as a one-time special gift. -- Trelaine

Our congratulations to Ruin. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera cast

We salute the tourney participants, with a special cheer for Chocolate Therapy,
Champion in the Inits, Dublin Mudslide, Victor in the Adepts, and even for the long-
departed-from-here Parrot Keeper, Champion in the Eligibles.  And a farewell libation
for those who died, Black Flamingo, Spartacus, Teode, and American Beauty. -- Jorja
and the Sword Opera cast

Salinger -- I've heard some very strange stories about you, and the strangest thing
is to realize that most of them are true!  A bit exaggerated around the edges,
perhaps, but true. -- Trelaine, with more visible fights AND a higher ranking, and
still a loser

My Sword and Savior -- Not MINE.  Or, if you are, I want you to give my sword back!
-- Celina Hye
P.S.  But my thanks for the skills.  Always useful, skills.

Renegade -- That's such an anonymous term.  What are you a renegade from, or against,
or whatever the proper phrasing?  I'm not sure that "renegade" is meaningful as an
abstraction. -- Bitter Dove, not so bitter what with having won
P.S.  It amazes me that you were able to teach me so many skills, given our visible
experience difference.  I accept them with thanks.

Despair -- The glass is half FULL.  But you probably shouldn't let your arena moniker
influence your behavior so much. -- Kallia May

Lenny Spark -- Well, it's been dry, you know.  Can't let sparks fly around loose.
Not in the public interest. -- Elise Isla

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

Kano -- So the theory on points is "self-evident?"  Really?  Then why are you the
only manager I know about who believes it?  Obviously it isn't self-evident to anyone
else.  At that point I think the phrase self-evident needs to be reconsidered.
Instead it just seems like you have never actually crunched the numbers to come up
with proof.  Too bad--if you have numbers, I'd be interested in seeing them.  But I'm
not interested in your guesswork. -- Nomad 

Moshi Haru -- Many turns ago you killed a tribesman.  You then sat out many turns
ducking the bloodfeud and our bashers in champs.  Finally I have been able to get a
fight with you.  It was good to finally put you down on the sands. -- Walli

Xian Lin -- Thanks for the challenge.  Enjoy your first defeat.  And I did it without
even wearing any armor! -- Lupus Major

Librarian Smurf -- I have heard a rumor that our fight was so ugly that your manager
will be having you fight by torchlight.  Too bad.  It can be helpful to have a little
guy running around the stacks fetching materials for you.  I guess just having a
bunch of books on dueling wasn't enough?  Hopefully you will enjoy that great
collection in the sky. -- Kadoka

I smoked what?! -- Well, I'm not sure what it is, but I seem to keep smoking it.
Perhaps I am addicted?  We didn't plan the random match-ups, but we'll take 'em! --
Batwamba

And the question remains:  WILL anybody on the throne step up, show the seat of this
great arena some respect and write a damn column?!??

     Not today.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUIN was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
AZRAEL was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ACHERON savagely slew BLACK ORC in a action packed 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LIBRARIAN SMURF was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SALVIA SALLY was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
PURPLE VOODOO was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
FAILURE was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
THE HUNTER was executed by PAIN GWEN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
DUBLIN MUDSLIDE overpowered ZOLDIVAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE was vanquished by SPEEDO SMURF in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BLAKSKUL won victory over GRASS SEED in a popular 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MOSHI HARU slimly lost to HELRAZOR in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
BATWAMBA demolished BRUNO SQUALL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DESPAIR savagely defeated WALLI WEEBLE in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
CRIXUS defeated THE FOILER in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.
RED HOUSE vanquished SLIM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! slimly won victory over JOLLY GREEN GIANT in a 4 minute brawl.
MUSUBU KIN subdued PIETROS in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
VLAD THE INHALER was beaten by PLAGUE in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge match.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL devastated METARU HEI in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR won victory over CATFISH in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SHOG overpowered CLUSTERFLUFF in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fray.
HARDY bested RHASKOS in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
XIAN LIN savagely slew PADOKA in a 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge fight.
LINGERING BUZZ was overpowered by RAZE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LITHE was overpowered by CELINA HYE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
PANAMA RED lost to HOPE SPRINGS in a action packed 1 minute bout.
SILVER HAZE was overcome by WHIRLED PEACE in a 2 minute brutal expert's bout.
KALLIA MAY was handily defeated by DRED in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SLEDGEHEAD overpowered ELISE ISLA in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
CHUNKY MONKEY overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROW DAYO DRIVE overpowered TRELAINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MINAMI TORI luckily beat GANGOL in a action packed 7 minute brutal bout.
NANNERPUSS devastated MILINA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
LENNY SPARK was subdued by MITER BOX in a 3 minute struggle.
LUPUS MAJOR savagely defeated SLOWHAND in a popular 4 minute brutal fray.
DAGAN was demolished by REDUVIUS in a action packed 2 minute gory one-sided conflict.
WHEELBARROW luckily beat BIX in a tiring 12 minute bloody duel.
HOOSIER DADDY demolished KNUCKLES in a 1 minute uneven competition.
FEATHER executed BOORAY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BITTER DOVE was vanquished by FEYTALONY in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
ANITA PHIXX won victory over SQUIGGY CROW in a 3 minute bloody novice's conflict.
MUNDANE was narrowly defeated by KADOKA in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
INSPIRE handily defeated MURGATROYD in a 2 minute one-sided match.
STIXANNE STONE overpowered SEGOVAX in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BOOM BOOM vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         STRIKING ATTACK   70 -  55 -  3      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  23 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                   11         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  36 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     47 -  46 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  47 -  0      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        43 -  45 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  31 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  93 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  51 -  1      35  |

Turn 671 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  9         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  7         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       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          13   5  0  114 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              22  18  2  103 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981        8   1  1  101 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
AIMED BLOW       DESPAIR 7001               14  13  3   83 DARK AT HEART (586)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984          9   4  0   81 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              12   2  0   78 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          19  15  0   72 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            12   7  2   70 KANO CLAN (106)
SLASHING ATTACK  NANNERPUSS 7042            10   4  3   56 420 B.C. (594)
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 GANGOL 6793, MOSHI HARU 
6704, LUPUS MAJOR 7146, JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790, ACHERON 7179, BLAKSKUL 6899, BATWAMBA 
7118, CRIXUS 7100, VLAD THE INHALER 7199, and REDUVIUS 7132.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEELBARROW 7130.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BIX 7134, SEGOVAX 7238, BOORAY 7133, KNUCKLES 7096, TRELAINE 
7054, KALLIA MAY 6941, LINGERING BUZZ 7202, PIETROS 7137, WALLI WEEBLE 6935, and 
BRUNO SQUALL 7017.

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

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

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.