DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/07/2011    Duedate: 09/20/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-673

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOPE SPRINGS
THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6971) [17-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOPE SPRINGS                   MOOK IN TRAINING
THE RED BLADES (578)           SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
(21-6971) [17-11-0,109]        (21-5601) [3-4-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     BATWAMBA
TOOL SHED (592)                NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6923) [13-14-0,78]         (21-7118) [10-6-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE RED BLADES (578)        53
2. GREDAN (583)                49      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. DEVIATION (593)             38      Unchartered Team
4. TOMBSTONE (438)             36
5. LUDUS MAGNUS (608)          32      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 8 DEVIATION (593)          10  5 0
 2/ 1 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       41  22  5 65.1   2/ 3 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        9  6 1
 3/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   128  87  4 59.5   3/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 0
 4/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      395 290 20 57.7   4/ 5 DARK AT HEART (586)       8  6 2
 5/ 4 DEVIATION (593)           92  69  6 57.1   5/11 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  7 0
 6/ 7 GREDAN (583)              53  44  5 54.6   6/14 THE RED BLADES (578)      8  7 0
 7/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      669 564 30 54.3   7/ 9 GREDAN (583)              8  7 0
 8/ 5 420 B.C. (594)            54  46  6 54.0   8/10 420 B.C. (594)            8  7 0
 9/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      41  38  0 51.9   9/ 2 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       7  7 2
10/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      140 131  8 51.7  10/ 4 KANO CLAN (106)           7  7 1
11/ 8 TOOL SHED (592)           64  62  1 50.8  11/ 7 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       6  5 0
12/12 DARK AT HEART (586)      144 142 12 50.3  12/16 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    6  6 0
13/11 THE BLUES (601)           26  26  1 50.0  13/13 TOOL SHED (592)           5  8 0
14/15 THE RED BLADES (578)     134 144  2 48.2  14/ 6 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5  9 0
15/16 LITERATE LOONS (538)     330 384 16 46.2  15/ 0*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        4  1 0
16/13*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     16  19  2 45.7  16/17*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     4  6 0
17/17 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       149 178 10 45.6  17/18 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    4 10 1
18/18 KANO CLAN (106)          337 418 22 44.6  18/15 THE BLUES (601)           4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    25  32  2 43.9  19-12 SWORD OPERA (323)         3  7 0
20-20 SWORD OPERA (323)        686 %1039 23 39.8  20/ 0*ARKHAM CYCLE (607)        1  4 0
21/ 0*ARKHAM CYCLE (607)         1   4  0 20.0  21/20 LITERATE LOONS (538)      1  5 0
22/ 0*TOMBSTONE (438)            1   5  0 16.7  22/ 0*TOMBSTONE (438)           0  5 0
23-21*DAGGERS DEEP (590)         1   9  0 10.0  23-21*DAGGERS DEEP (590)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 683): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 565): I. M. WEASEL of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 688): THE SUN of BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 660): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 684): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 679): FAINTLY FRANNIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 287): ORSINIUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 672): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 673): HARBOR MASTER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 672): SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 627): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 620): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 571): TAC TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): BURNING RUBBER of WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 517): MAX WEBER of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 565): RUGEN THE JELLY FISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 683): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 565): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 687): BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 660): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 684): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 679): REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 287): CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 672): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 673): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 672): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 627): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 620): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 571): VENTUR BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 271): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 517): HORSE LAKERS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 565) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 684): MECHANON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
               (turn 683): GIDGET IMER of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 671): CAPRICA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 677): MY DEER WATSON of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 517): THE PLAGUE of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ladies and Gentlemen, please rise for entrance of thy Duelmaster!  <applause,
applause, applause, wave, wave, wave, applause, applause>  You may now take your
seats.

     Greetings, Sunset, I have retained the honors of the duelmaster.  You ladies can
thank me again later <a wink to the ladies>.  Blakskul, sorry I had to bruise up your
whole right side there, but you just wouldn't go down like a good little boy, my
suggestion for you for the next week or so is to sleep on your left side.
     What an intersting turn of events this last turn.  Dred, you ended up on top but
you had to go and kill someone.  Normally I would challenge the top contender but
there is no guarantee that I would get that fight which would leave me hanging out to
dry for anyone to swoop in with a tailored strat to snatch the throne from beneath my
barely covered tooshie.  Soooo, I am not issuing you a challenge, sorry.  Grass Seed,
ummmm, you're not exactly a good challenge style wise, so you will not be seeing an
invitation from either.  That brings me down to Batwamba.  Your FE is a lot lower
than mine, so I am pushing you to my back up challenge, I do not want to take
advantage of your inexperience, but you are up here sooooo....  And that leads us to
Hope Springs.  Well, girl, we have never met formerly and I have wanted to see who
was quicker so prepare thyself for a supreme being in tight white speedos to take a
dip in your hopeful, lucious wet spring waters <the grin on this smurf's face can
hardly be contained by his cheeks>, may the best striker win.
     As for the rest of you, I didn't quite know what to say.  I could talk about how
great I am but you already know this, especially the ladies.  I could talk about how
smurfs are thought to be meek and therefore destined to inhearit the world but we are
not meek nor timid and we shall take this planet by the Power of Blue Skull, the
father of all smurfs.  I could talk about how the ladies love a guy in speedos but
everyone with eyes can see ALL the girls, young and old, checking me out every time I
step foot in public.  No need to make others feel less than me than they already do
so I will save you all from any further anguish by not pointing it out to your face
that I am far superior to you in every way imaginable.  You're welcome for my
generosity in this area.  I am nothing if not humble.  So with all that said and
nothing actually being said I bid you a good week in fights and until I see you
againg...

Smurf Out!
     Speedo Smurf,
          your humble yet incredibly awesome Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, NOMADIC TRIBE, since 
DEVIATION took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
GRIM FANDANGO, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 8 in the 
rankings?  THE RED BLADES turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 6th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm 
impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, DEVIATION, the Fates teach humility, 
and the Fates are proud.  I can just hear all the boasts coming in LUDUS MAGNUS' next 
personal ads.  Their first turn they went 4-1-0.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ZOLDIVAR win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
ZOLDIVAR beat GRASS SEED and GRASS SEED lost 26 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
HOPE SPRINGS challenged SUNSET's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as HOPE SPRINGS takes the Title and last week's bar 
tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, 
how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  SUNSET, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  KANO CLAN the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was NOMADIC TRIBE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, DRED was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.  MINAMI TORI was challenged by one of NOMADIC TRIBE's 
warriors this turn, with BATWAMBA having a lead of 19 points going into the fight.  
Question now is, will SUNSET accept this sort of tacky behavior?  BATWAMBA beating 
MINAMI TORI.  The insult, the....yech!  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on 
this one, but DAGAN has challenged up by 26 in an attempt against TAO SIN.  My sides 
still hurt from laughing about TAO SIN losing and giving DAGAN 25 points of 
recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!  I guess I can give a little credit to STIXANNE STONE of 
THE RED BLADES for challenging up by 21 to HARDY.  STIXANNE STONE lost to get 11 
points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SUNSET's 
morgue.  More variety.  Gee, DEVIATION, ain't it past due for sending ROW DAYO DRIVE 
Dark Arena?  What took ol' '13-19-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  And what a 
stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, THE FOILER of BEN'S BAZAAR has added the 
final loss to hers 7-13-0.  Tee hee!  It's about time MUNDANE got beat for picking on 
warriors like SONG LI.  Bravo, SAUCY MONASTERY.  See you at Wildlife Unlimited.  Not 
that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see WHIRLED PEACE and BEN & 
JERRY'S at Wildlife Unlimited tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over DRED.  
A big yahoo goes out to REDUVIUS this turn, for revenging CAJUN APOCALYPSE's 
bloodfeud against OMINOUS REIGN's warrior FEATHER.  Heh, heh, heh.  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in SUNSET to get a drink than Wildlife 
Unlimited!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of SUNSET.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE SPRINGS 6971            17  11  0   109       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATWAMBA 7118                10   6  0   108       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984           11   4  0   100       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 DESPAIR 7001                 15  14  3    98       DARK AT HEART (586)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                15   6  0    97       GREDAN (583)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                22  20  2    96       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SPEEDO SMURF 7093            14   6  0    96       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 DRED 6970                    14  15  3    92       DARK AT HEART (586)
 PANAMA RED 7073               9   3  0    92       420 B.C. (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAIN GWEN 7213                7   0  2    89       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     9   8  1    88       DEVIATION (593)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            21  15  0    85       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             15   6  0    81       KANO CLAN (106)
 GRASS SEED 6923              13  14  0    78       TOOL SHED (592)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          8   2  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             11   7  0    75       420 B.C. (594)
 METARU HEI 7058              17   5  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     7   1  0    72       DEVIATION (593)
-KALLIA MAY 6941              16  19  0    71       SWORD OPERA (323)
-HELRAZOR 7120                12   3  0    71       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSHI HARU 6704              13   8  2    69       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              12  14  1    66       TOOL SHED (592)
 NANNERPUSS 7042              11   5  3    62       420 B.C. (594)
 RED HOUSE 7103                6   5  0    61       THE BLUES (601)
 MILINA 6794                   9   8  3    60       GREDAN (583)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            9   6  0    60       DEVIATION (593)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            13  13  0    59       THE RED BLADES (578)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 6   6  0    58       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-ELISE ISLA 6921              10  27  0    57       SWORD OPERA (323)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MITER BOX 6961               13  11  0    56       TOOL SHED (592)
 FEYTALONY 6909                7   4  0    56       GREDAN (583)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        8   9  1    54       GREDAN (583)
 GANGOL 6793                  10  12  0    53       GREDAN (583)
 PIETROS 7137                  9   5  0    53       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SLIM 7144                     6   6  0    50       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DAGAN 7201                    5   3  0    50       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-KIPLING 7083                 10   9  0    46       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              5   4  0    46       THE RED BLADES (578)
 RHASKOS 7221                  4   2  0    44       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        10   8  1    43       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 RAZE 7227                     4   1  0    43       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-VLAD THE INHALER 7199         5   2  0    39       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 PLAGUE 7091                   8  10  0    38       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CRIXUS 7100                   6  10  0    38       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-TRELAINE 7054                 5  21  0    36       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      7   5  0    33       DEVIATION (593)
-XIAN LIN 7204                 4   2  1    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             4   6  1    33       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              7   3  0    32       TOOL SHED (592)
 HARDY 7131                    7   5  0    32       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              6   7  2    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FEATHER 7178                  5   4  1    31       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MOOK IN TRAINING 5601         3   4  0    30       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 TAO SIN 5602                  5   2  1    29       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 KADOKA 7222                   4   2  0    28       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       2   0  0    28       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               7   6  0    27       KANO CLAN (106)
-CHABON 7095                   6   9  0    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-SHOG 7145                     5   5  1    26       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SONG LI 5718                  3   1  0    25       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 ACHERON 7179                  5   4  1    24       DARK AT HEART (586)
-BITTER DOVE 7115              4  12  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUIGGY CROW 7230             2   3  0    23       THE RED BLADES (578)
-BIX 7134                      4   7  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-CELINA HYE 7175               4   5  0    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 INSPIRE 7219                  4   2  0    17       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              4   3  0    17       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 3   3  0    16       420 B.C. (594)
 COLONEL ANGUS 7255            2   0  0    16       420 B.C. (594)
-LYNCE 7116                    1   1  0    16       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 SALINGER 7180                 4   3  0    15       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                2   1  0    15       THE BLUES (601)
-CELINE 7148                   3   5  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MUNDANE 7218                  3   3  1    13       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL TSO 5680              3   2  1    12       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-DRUFF THE HAMMER 6887         0   2  0    12       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 STIXANNE STONE 7231           1   3  0    11       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                1   0  0    11       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 BELL 7258                     1   0  0    10       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 SORROW 7257                   1   0  0    10       DARK AT HEART (586)
 RUTUBA 7265                   1   0  0    10       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 MURGATROYD 7236               1   2  0     9       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HIPPY LOVE 7253               1   1  0     7       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  1   2  0     7       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CC RIDER 7270                 1   0  0     6       THE BLUES (601)
 CRESCENS 7261                 1   0  0     5       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 EIHORT 7246                   1   0  0     5       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 TITUS 7264                    1   0  0     5       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 WYATT EARP 4957               0   1  0     3       TOMBSTONE (438)
-ABYLL 6889                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             0   2  0     2       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-GRYYK 6888                    0   2  0     2       DAGGERS DEEP (590)
 PRISCUS 7263                  0   1  0     1       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 THOTH 7247                    0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 SIMA QIAN 7259                0   1  0     1       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
-POPZA 7245                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 NODENS 7249                   0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 DARK YOUNG 7248               0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 BANANA BUZZ 7260              0   1  0     1       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 SERVITOR 7250                 0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             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?
CHUNKY MONKEY 6977      9  6 2 BEN & JERRY'S 596    DRED 6970             672  JUST REVENGED
THE FOILER 7088         7 14 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 673   
BOORAY 7133             3  7 1 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 FEATHER 7178          671  JUST REVENGED
BLAH 1 7267             0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 WURM KIN              673  NONE
BLAH 2 7268             0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 WURM KIN              673  NONE
ROW DAYO DRIVE 6933    13 20 0 DEVIATION 593        QUICKSILVER           673  NONE
PADOKA 7223             2  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    XIAN LIN 7204         671  REVENGED
HOLY MOLY 7141          4  5 1 RAGING LORDS 552     MILINA 6794           669  REVENGED
QIN SHI 5598            2  4 0 SAUCY MONASTERY 487  MUNDANE 7218          672  JUST REVENGED
CATFISH 7206            2  4 0 THE BLUES 601        ARENAMASTER HART      673  NONE
MANNISH BOY 7124        4  2 0 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        670   
SLOWHAND 7107           5  5 0 THE BLUES 601        WURM KIN              673  NONE
THE HUNTER 7106         6  2 1 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        671   
CURLY BILL 4956         0  1 0 TOMBSTONE 438        QUICKSILVER           673  NONE
DA 4955                 0  1 0 TOMBSTONE 438        WURM KIN              673  NONE
DA1 4959                0  1 0 TOMBSTONE 438        SPYMASTER             673  NONE
IKE CLANCY 7176         0  1 0 TOMBSTONE 438        ARENAMASTER HART      673  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Note that beginning next turn, I will be cutting off long personals at two
     hundred words per manager. -- the Editor

Popza -- Bad luck for your first fight, but thanks for the learns. -- Song Li

Elise -- Let's do that again! -- Tao Sin

Aunt Tilla -- I'm thinking you just got lucky. -- General Tso

Mundane -- Very nicely done!  Qin Shi wasn't one I had high hopes for, but still
expect some, or four, bloodfeuds just because.  His replacement is...worse. -- Saucy
Jack

Greetings, Sunset.  Happy to be back on this fair isle after such a lengthy absence.
-- y'r ob'dient 'umble servant Saucy Jack, semi-honorable manager, supreme gov'nor
and obliged liege Lord of the Saucy Monastery (but permit me to say, seeing LOL and
ROTFLMBO in a newsletter... oh how the stakes have dropped)

     There's only so much one Editor can do.

Red House -- A highly commendable effort, though you should seriously consider a
different weapon if you lack strength to use your primary choice. -- Moshi Haru

Hoosier Daddy -- Ooops!  Well that new strategy didn't work.  Good on you for the
demonstration of speed and decisiveness. -- Musubu Kin

Crixus -- Sorry about busting your primary weapon, but perhaps you're better with
that back-up weapon anyway. -- Metaru Hei

Level of Malevolence -- Oh, man!  What happened to you?  You just beat yourself up.
I didn't have to do a thing.  You're pretty good with that overgrown toothpick, but
you're definately no Aimer.  Really too bad your manager is a dope that believes
armor is of no benefit.  Perhaps he will become wiser with age. -- Minami Tori

Walli Weeble-- Not at all sure who is the bigger Skum, you or your fecal-ridden
manager.  I gained 9 Points compared to your 3, learned a skill compared to none for
you, and came out in the top ten most popular list.  You get nothing except smirch
from every other fighter and manager in Sunset.  Yeah, real big of you to have
Skummed me down.  Congrats... not. -- Xian Lin

All -- We have now witnessed one of the most unprecedented displays of arrogant and
self-indulged behavior in the history of Duel with the down-challenge BF of Walli
Weeble against Xian Lin.  I don't think I've ever seen anyone challenge down 48
Points and more than 6 times the amount of FE, Bloodfued or not.  Is this really how
utterly desperate that filthy pile of bovine excrement is for a win, any win
possible?  Let that be a lesson to all of you about how low Nomad will stoop.  His
outrageous conceit apparently knows no bounds.  There were two other warriors of his
in which he could have sent to win handily, but he sent the highest possible one on
his team to do his demonic bidding.  How pathetic is that?  How disgusting is that?
Such is not the actions of a sane individual.  This is a very sick person, so
consumed with himself it should require clinical evaluation.

We were expecting a significant down-challenge, yes.  We felt sure he could not
resist taking a dive for the freebie, and we were right on.  But to have jumped down
to this level is inconceivable as well as inexcusable.  I hope his pleasure has been
met because he isn't getting another chance.  Now that all of us in Sunset know what
to expect from the Nomad-freak, anyone dispatching one of his will no doubt seriously
consider ducking the BF in order to deny him the free win if this is going to be his
response.  I have been playing Duel for a very long time and have never seen anyone
drop to this level of indignant, condescending, and outright egomaniacal behavior.
One can only feel sorrow for a person of such obscene character.

Nomad, you only make _yourself_ look stupid.  I don't have to do a thing or say
anything.  You succeed gloriously in demonstrating an emotional involvement with your
actions in the arena.  There was nothing smart or strategic about what you did and
everybody knows it was just a stone cold grab for a win.  You have no honor or
integrity and now every manager in Sunset (perhaps with the exception of your pal,
Stik) has clearly seen what to expect from a gutter rat like you which belongs no
place else except in the gutter with the roaches and slime.

There were a total of 23 BF and Challenge fights in Turn 672.  In 9 of those fights
the difference in Points was greater than 10, and in 7 of those 9 fights the warrior
with greater Points won.  The other 2 fights were just borderline with 11 and 13
Points difference.  Of all 23 fights, 12 of them were won by the warrior with more
Points, only 5 of which were down-challenges by 1 or 2 Points for the most part (one
BF was as must as 48 Points, which anyone can safely say was no BF at all).  The
point is that you could probably run through the same exercise for any turn and come
out with nearly the same equivalents supporting the position that Points weigh
excessively in the determination of our fight results.

Question for you, anyone; Which do you think has the greater effect on the
calculation for determining our fight results, FE or Points?

Another question for you, anyone; If you're one of the crazies that doesn't believe
in giving your guys any armor, then why is it you don't hesitate to put APA/F on your
TP (or ACM on your BA, or ARM on your WS, etc.)? -- Kano

Kano fought the killer!!  I'm shocked!  I do not apologize for sending the far more
experienced Weeble.  It was a bloodfeud so all is fair and I sent Walli because he
was the one who could most afford to "waste" a challenge that had almost no chance of
working.  But it did work.  And so Padoka is avenged.  I am not sure who will get the
task, but since you chose to dance on the grave of the dead, the bloodfueds will
continue.  Still, while I'm sure you don't care, I commend the choice to fight.
Hopefully you will continue to choose the honorable path. -- Nomad 

Saucy Jack and your Saucy Monastery -- Welcome back to Sunset; we hope your stay is a
long and enjoyable one. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Bruno Squall -- With that name I half expected you to be full rage and blowing things
all over the place, but no, thou art only full of a lot of air, and I would have won
too if it weren't for you and your medeling shields. -- The Foiler

Blak-N-Bluskul -- You might want to let Mr Kan-not-think-for-himself-if-it-isn't-in-
the-red-book-it's-a-lie Clan guy that your armor might have cost you not only the
fight but also the throne. -- Speedo Smurf

Slowhand -- I think it might be the slow part that is causing you grief. -- Pain Gwen

Rhaskos -- Rats!  Expect me again later. -- Anita Phixx

General Tso -- Chicken?  Not affraid of a Nun are ya, MONK, or should I say PUNK! --
Aunt Tilla-The Nun
P.S.  Say two hail marys and pass me a fork. ;)

All -- The Return of the Smurf King has earned you yet another glorious column writen
by the hands and minds of Gentleben in a speedo, erahhhh... I mean Gentleben and
Speedo.  That was almost to scary to contemplate and/or imagine. -- King Speedo the
Smurf with the Awesome Physique

Kano Sandwich -- You are about as ridiculaous as they come.  Your words of wisdom are
lacking wisdom and chuck full of bull.  So I have decided that you shall hence forth
be known not as Kano San but as Kano Bull or Kano Shit, your choice. -- Gentleben

DM Speedo -- I guess seeing a little blue guy in a white speedo coming out was just
too much for me.  Or, it could have been all the crits maybe.  In any case, my
challenge next time. -- Blakskul

Grass Seed -- I was doing pretty well there until that whole offhand thing.  Youch.
-- Helrazor

Salinger -- I can appreciate that!  Now go catch some rye! -- Raze

Catfish -- I like mine pan-seared in lemon butter.  You were a bit bland, and too
boney. -- Murgatroyd

Give it up for our new guy, Fade to Blak.

Nomad -- Nice three turn right there.  Batwamba is looking good and rising fast!
Pretty decent for a 'dumb' guy unsuited to his weapon, I'd say.  Blades up! -- Stik

Daggers Deep and Saucy Monastery -- Welcome back, Gentlemen.  Drinks on us tonight at
the Broken Bone! -- Stik and GF

Crixus -- Uhmmm, I thought you WERE the champion of Capua.  What happened to that
whole Spartacus thing?  Oh yeah, he's deaders.  You get his stuff?? -- Helrazor

Celina Hye -- Yeah, that wasn't what the boss wanted to see out of that fight, so off
I went night-fighting.  Your manager must be very happy when she gets a little gem
like you once in a while!  That was the worst reverse-skill raping he's seen in a
long time!  Of course, the rec points had EVERYTHING to do with it, though didn't
they?  Glad Jorja could see the light of that argument even with as little experience
as she has... ;)...--ghost of Lithe

Sorry, I'm running really short of time today.  (What else is new?  But even shorter
today.)  So no personals from me.  I'll try to do better next time, but no promises,
the new definition of "normal" is a lot busier than the old one.  Or else I'm slowing
down... nah, it couldn't be that! -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROW DAYO DRIVE was dealt death by QUICKSILVER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLOWHAND was butchered by WURM KIN in a exciting 4 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
CATFISH was murdered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CURLY BILL was slaughtered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH 2 was savagely slain by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
BLAH 1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
IKE CLANCY was easily killed by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHIRLED PEACE won victory over DRED in a 2 minute expert's Bloodfeud duel.
RED HOUSE was vanquished by PAIN GWEN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
REDUVIUS vanquished FEATHER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SONG LI overcame MUNDANE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud bout.
HOPE SPRINGS narrowly defeated SPEEDO SMURF in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
BATWAMBA viciously subdued MINAMI TORI in a 6 minute Challenge conflict.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE demolished SLEDGEHEAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WALLI WEEBLE viciously subdued SILVER HAZE in a 9 minute veteran's Challenge conflict.
MOSHI HARU was devastated by PANAMA RED in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL overpowered GANGOL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
METARU HEI bested NANNERPUSS in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
BRUNO SQUALL outlasted MITER BOX in a 9 minute brutal veteran's Challenge bout.
MOOK IN TRAINING was overpowered by FEYTALONY in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
LUPUS MAJOR was devastated by PIETROS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! dispatched THE FOILER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
HOOSIER DADDY beat SLIM in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
LENNY SPARK vanquished ACHERON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
MUSUBU KIN was overpowered by RHASKOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
DAGAN overpowered TAO SIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
STIXANNE STONE was defeated by HARDY in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
HIPPY LOVE savagely defeated GITCHIGOOMIE in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
SEGOVAX was beaten by ANITA PHIXX in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN handily defeated MURGATROYD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
GRASS SEED was overpowered by ZOLDIVAR in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
BLAKSKUL was defeated by DESPAIR in a action packed 2 minute gory expert's fight.
PLAGUE was overpowered by JOLLY GREEN GIANT in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
CRIXUS was overpowered by MILINA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAZE was subdued by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 2 minute contest.
INSPIRE was defeated by KADOKA in a 6 minute brutal struggle.
WHEELBARROW was demolished by CLUSTERFLUFF in a 5 minute one-sided struggle.
SALINGER was demolished by MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KNUCKLES was demolished by SQUIGGY CROW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GENERAL TSO was beaten by BOOM BOOM in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
COLONEL ANGUS subdued WYATT EARP in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
SERVITOR was overpowered by RUTUBA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NODENS lost to CC RIDER in a exciting 1 minute amateur's duel.
DARK YOUNG was handily defeated by TRIUMPHUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched duel.
SORROW devastated BANANA BUZZ in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BELL handily defeated FADE TO BLAK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
SIMA QIAN was beaten by CRESCENS in a 1 minute novice's fight.
PRISCUS was defeated by EIHORT in a popular 3 minute novice's duel.
TITUS overcame THOTH in a 2 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         STRIKING ATTACK   76 -  56 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  29 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      13         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  47 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        49 -  48 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  22 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     46 -  53 -  3      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    69 -  99 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  24 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  48 -  1      34  |

Turn 673 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      6 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  9         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     AIMED BLOW         6 -  7         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     6 - 11         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HOPE SPRINGS 6971          17  11  0  109 THE RED BLADES (578)
AIMED BLOW       BATWAMBA 7118              10   6  0  108 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984         11   4  0  100 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              22  20  2   96 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          21  15  0   85 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            13   8  2   69 KANO CLAN (106)
SLASHING ATTACK  NANNERPUSS 7042            11   5  3   62 420 B.C. (594)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             13  11  0   56 TOOL SHED (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GRASS SEED 6923.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BATWAMBA 7118.  The ten other most popular fighters were NANNERPUSS 7042, RAZE 
7227, CLUSTERFLUFF 7173, PRISCUS 7263, DESPAIR 7001, STIXANNE STONE 7231, HIPPY LOVE 
7253, ZOLDIVAR 6791, MITER BOX 6961, and JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVER HAZE 6940, BRUNO SQUALL 7017, MINAMI TORI 7077, TITUS 
7264, FADE TO BLAK 7266, BANANA BUZZ 7260, SERVITOR 7250, KNUCKLES 7096, SALINGER 
7180, and WHEELBARROW 7130.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HOPE SPRINGS (21-6971) THE RED BLADES (578)
SPEEDO SMURF (21-7093) BEN'S BAZAAR (577)