DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/05/2011    Duedate: 10/18/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOLDIVAR
GREDAN (583)
(21-6791) [16-7-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOLDIVAR                       CRESCENS
GREDAN (583)                   LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
(21-6791) [16-7-0,111]         (21-7261) [2-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     STIXANNE STONE
TOOL SHED (592)                THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6923) [15-14-0,99]         (21-7231) [2-4-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      42
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         37      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. THE BLUES (601)             35      Unchartered Team
4. TOOL SHED (592)             25
5. LUDUS MAGNUS (608)          25      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)         8   2  0 80.0   1/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       43  26  5 62.3   2/11 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    9  5 2
 3/ 4 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   135  90  5 60.0   3/ 2 THE RED BLADES (578)      9  6 2
 4/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      403 292 20 58.0   4/ 4 420 B.C. (594)            9  6 0
 5/ 6 DEVIATION (593)           96  73  6 56.8   5/ 1 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      9  6 0
 6/ 7 420 B.C. (594)            61  49  6 55.5   6/13*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        8  2 0
 7/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      673 570 30 54.1   7/ 7 DEVIATION (593)           8  5 0
 8/ 9 GREDAN (583)              57  50  5 53.3   8/ 5 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 1
 9/11 TOOL SHED (592)           71  63  1 53.0   9/ 6 GREDAN (583)              8  7 0
10/10 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      47  42  0 52.8  10/10 TOOL SHED (592)           7  5 0
11/12 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      143 137  8 51.1  11/ 9 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  5 0
12/ 3*THE BOWLS (610)            4   4  1 50.0  12/17 THE BLUES (601)           5  9 0
13/13 DARK AT HEART (586)      145 150 12 49.2  13/18*THE BOWLS (610)           4  4 1
14/15 THE RED BLADES (578)     139 149  4 48.3  14/15 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       4  5 0
15/14 THE BLUES (601)           29  32  1 47.5  15/20 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       4 10 0
16/16 LITERATE LOONS (538)     336 388 16 46.4  16/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       4 10 0
17/17 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       154 183 11 45.7  17/14 KANO CLAN (106)           3  3 0
18/18 KANO CLAN (106)          339 418 22 44.8  18/19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    3  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     17  23  2 42.5  19/16 DARK AT HEART (586)       3 11 0
20/19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    26  36  2 41.9  20-12*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     2  8 0
21/ 0 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      44  92  6 32.4  21/ 0 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      1  2 0
22-23*ARKHAM CYCLE (607)         1   4  0 20.0  22-23*ARKHAM CYCLE (607)        1  4 0
23-22*SONS OF SET (609)          1   4  0 20.0  23-22*SONS OF SET (609)         1  4 0
24/24*TOMBSTONE (438)            1   6  0 14.3  24/24*TOMBSTONE (438)           0  6 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 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 567): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): LOABAL DOMINATION of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): JUDAS PRIUS of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACN AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 289): ALPHONSO BLACK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 675): JAMESON of RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 674): PANAMA RED of 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): IRINIA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 629): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): WHOLE of MILK IS GOOD (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567): STASSIA of UP TO NO GOOD (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 567): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 690): BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 662): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 686): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 681): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 289): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 674): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 675): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 674): BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 640): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 629): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 290): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 272): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 241): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 567) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 685): BLACK of FULL SPECTRUM (Jester, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 689): THE SUN of BRIGHT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 689): ORSINIUS of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 673): HOPE SPRINGS of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
                           SPEEDO SMURF of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 628): ZANDER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 289): OUTLAW STAR of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 622): STICKY FINGERS of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 573): YES? Of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 265): I'M POWERLESS of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 264): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 240): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Sunset!

     Let me start out by saying that I love this arena and I think the competition
here is some of the best in the land.  As it turns out, Batwamba just wasn't quite up
to the task last turn.  Hang in there, though.
     I challenged Pain Gwen this turn.  I just couldn't resist the temptation of
putting a 1 in its loss column.  Of course, I could be killed!  Either way-- I want
to see what the prodigy can do.  I'd put my money on me though if I were you.  :)

Panama Red

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at BLOOD AND SAND left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by NOMADIC TRIBE.  Good show!  Those 
betting on OMINOUS REIGN lost their shirt, as OMINOUS REIGN lost their fighting 
abilities:  1-3-0.  What's a move up by 9 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  
Cause for celebration, according to COSMIC FREAK OUT.  Good things come to those who 
fight well, as TOOL SHED can attest, moving up by 0.  Like a flirtacious debutante, 
SUNSET's Duelmaster PANAMA RED found herself the woman of the hour, being "invited to 
dance" 8 times!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as ZOLDIVAR faced 
SUNSET's Duelmaster.  In SUNSET, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, ZOLDIVAR.  Word has it one team in SUNSET is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of GREDAN should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with its tail between 
its legs, GRIM FANDANGO scurried away from GREDAN.  Oh, the shame!  FEYTALONY found 
herself challenged by a warrior 20 below:  RHASKOS.  RHASKOS of BLOOD AND SAND kept 
his wits as he subdued FEYTALONY.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Will THE BLUES never 
avenge THE HUNTER's death???  Oh brave(?) new world, that has such people in it!  
'Tis new to me!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after 
you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  SUNSET, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Wildlife Unlimited.  
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                16   7  0   111       GREDAN (583)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAKSKUL 6899                24  20  2   107       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DRED 6970                    15  16  3   106       DARK AT HEART (586)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            23  15  0   104       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GRASS SEED 6923              15  14  0    99       TOOL SHED (592)
 RED HOUSE 7103                8   5  0    97       THE BLUES (601)
 PAIN GWEN 7213                9   0  2    93       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984           12   5  0    91       BEN & JERRY'S (596)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109     9   8  1    88       DEVIATION (593)
 BATWAMBA 7118                10   8  0    87       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 PANAMA RED 7073              10   4  0    87       420 B.C. (594)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              14   8  2    84       KANO CLAN (106)
 NANNERPUSS 7042              13   5  3    82       420 B.C. (594)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             15   6  0    81       KANO CLAN (106)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              14  14  1    79       TOOL SHED (592)
 DESPAIR 7001                 15  16  3    78       DARK AT HEART (586)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          8   2  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   5  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             12   8  0    71       420 B.C. (594)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197     8   2  0    69       DEVIATION (593)
 MITER BOX 6961               15  11  0    68       TOOL SHED (592)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            14  14  0    68       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAGAN 7201                    7   3  0    66       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 GANGOL 6793                  11  13  0    64       GREDAN (583)
 RHASKOS 7221                  5   3  0    62       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 HELRAZOR 7120                12   5  0    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        12   8  1    57       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        9  10  1    57       GREDAN (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KADOKA 7222                   6   2  0    55       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              6   5  0    52       THE RED BLADES (578)
 REDUVIUS 7132                 6   7  0    51       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146              8   7  2    50       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            9   8  0    49       DEVIATION (593)
 SLIM 7144                     7   7  0    49       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MILINA 6794                   9  10  3    48       GREDAN (583)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         6   3  0    48       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 PIETROS 7137                 10   6  0    43       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150      8   6  0    43       DEVIATION (593)
 CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             5   7  1    43       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 TIMOTH 7328                   9  11  4    42       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 HARDY 7131                    8   5  0    42       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 CHABON 7095                   7  10  0    42       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 RAZE 7227                     5   2  0    42       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 KIPLING 7083                 10  11  0    41       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FEYTALONY 6909                8   5  0    41       GREDAN (583)
-TAO SIN 5602                  6   2  1    41       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 BLAH4 7287                    2   0  1    41       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 PLAGUE 7091                   8  12  0    40       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CRIXUS 7100                   7  11  0    39       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              8   4  0    38       TOOL SHED (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XIAN LIN 7204                 4   2  1    33       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               8   6  0    31       KANO CLAN (106)
 STIXANNE STONE 7231           2   4  0    31       THE RED BLADES (578)
 ANITA PHIXX 7214              5   4  1    29       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 4   4  0    28       420 B.C. (594)
-MAN-O-WAR 7313                4   3  0    28       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
-BOOM BOOM 7237                3   1  0    28       THE BLUES (601)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       2   2  0    28       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SALINGER 7180                 6   3  0    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CELINE 7148                   5   5  0    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                2   0  0    25       DARK OVERLORDS (612)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACHERON 7179                  5   5  1    23       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SHOG 7145                     5   6  1    22       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-FEATHER 7178                  5   5  1    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 COLONEL ANGUS 7255            4   0  0    21       420 B.C. (594)
 SQUIGGY CROW 7230             3   4  1    21       THE RED BLADES (578)
 COLD SHOT 7282                0   2  0    21       THE BLUES (601)
 BIX 7134                      4   8  0    20       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      2   0  0    20       DEVIATION (593)
 BELL 7258                     3   0  0    19       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CRESCENS 7261                 2   0  0    18       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 INSPIRE 7219                  4   4  0    16       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 FISH 7279                     2   0  1    16       THE BOWLS (610)
 HIPPY LOVE 7253               2   2  0    16       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          2   0  0    15       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-GENERAL TSO 5680              3   3  1    13       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 RUTUBA 7265                   2   0  0    13       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 CC RIDER 7270                 1   2  0    13       THE BLUES (601)
 PRISCUS 7263                  1   1  0    13       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             1   2  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HASH BROWNIE 7303             1   0  0    13       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-BANE FOR HER 7275             1   0  0    13       SONS OF SET (609)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             2   2  0    11       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  2   3  0     9       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 TITUS 7264                    2   0  0     9       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 MURGATROYD 7236               1   4  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SIMENON 7285                  1   1  0     7       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 OSOUP 7277                    1   1  0     7       THE BOWLS (610)
 SORROW 7257                   1   2  0     5       DARK AT HEART (586)
-EIHORT 7246                   1   0  0     5       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                1   1  0     4       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 FROOT 7278                    1   1  0     4       THE BOWLS (610)
 WYATT EARP 4957               0   2  0     4       TOMBSTONE (438)
 POPZA 7245                    0   2  0     2       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-SIMA QIAN 7259                0   2  0     2       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 MAPLE 7301                    0   1  0     1       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CHARITY SPRINGS 7302          0   1  0     1       THE RED BLADES (578)
-DARK YOUNG 7248               0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
-THOTH 7247                    0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
-NODENS 7249                   0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
 DRAGON ASP 7297               0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-SERVITOR 7250                 0   1  0     1       ARKHAM CYCLE (607)
-MUMMY'S BOY 7273              0   1  0     1       SONS OF SET (609)
-MAHESSACRE 7274               0   1  0     1       SONS OF SET (609)
-RA POWER 7271                 0   1  0     1       SONS OF SET (609)
-BOZO T CLOWN 7306             0   1  0     1       DARK OVERLORDS (612)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BANANA BUZZ 7260        0  3 0 BEN & JERRY'S 596    SPYMASTER             675  NONE
CHUNKY MONKEY 6977      9  6 2 BEN & JERRY'S 596    DRED 6970             672  REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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  REVENGED
VOODOO WOMAN 7308       0  4 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   STONE GOLEM           675  NONE
PADOKA 7223             2  2 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    XIAN LIN 7204         671  REVENGED
MOOK IN TRAINING 5601   3  5 0 SAUCY MONASTERY 487  ANITA PHIXX 7214      674   
QIN SHI 5598            2  4 0 SAUCY MONASTERY 487  MUNDANE 7218          672  REVENGED
SONG LI 5718            3  2 0 SAUCY MONASTERY 487  SQUIGGY CROW 7230     674   
MAJI MAN 7272           0  1 0 SONS OF SET 609      FISH 7279             674   
GROUPIE 7300            0  1 0 THE BLUES 601        BANDIT PRINCE         675  NONE
THE HUNTER 7106         6  2 1 THE BLUES 601        PAIN GWEN 7213        671  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To All Sunset Teams:  We are the bowls!  Tremble in fear at the forthcoming
mediocrity of our arena fighters!  If we cannot beat your gladiators, then we may
seriously consider avoiding them!  If you happen to defeat us, do not feel
satisfaction in your win, we probably stink anyway.  And in the unlikely chance we
defeat you, we reserve the right, but with no obligation, to gloat at your expense if
we so choose and feel like gloating is the appropriate response.  Consider yourself
warned!  (You can now discontinue your trembling.) -- Froot E. Bowl, mgr.

Mummy's Boy -- Almost got me!  All it took was one parry to change the fight.  We'll
have to try it again sometime! -- Froot (the fighter, not the manager)

Sons of Set -- Oops!  Maybe more armor in the bloodfeuds?  I just don't really
understand my own strength.  My mom always told me that I need to be more careful not
to break my toys. -- Fish

Sorrow -- First beer is on me at the tavern. -- O'soup

All -- Got stiffed by the organization that should have been reduced to a smoldering
pile of cinder decades ago, the U. S. Postal Service.  I hate that failed old misfit
operation that belongs in the wreck heap of history.  Really wanted to have the
fights from last turn run, but who knows where the mail went or what happened.  We'll
see if I can get anything ran this time. -- Kano

Saucy Jack -- Good thing we're not talking about tournaments (which are operated
outside the normal parameters of regular Duel) with regards to Points, but consider
perhaps it is Points that determines Initiates, Adepts, Champions, etc.  Tournament
FE does not consider the effects of Points in arena fight competitions.  And
secondly, there is probably no such thing as "appropriate armor" for a warrior.
Depends upon how much protection you want them to have from blows by the opponent. --
Kano

Batwamba -- Hey, brainiac!  I dare you to cite the instance when the Clan has down-
challenged.  Name one time.  Come on.  What?  Can't do it?  That's because it hasn't
happened.  You're such an idiot, much like your manager. -- Minami Tori

Ludus Magnus -- Sons of Set, Arkham Cycle, Tombstone, and Daggers Deep--now that's a
recruiting class!  Welcome (and welcome back) to the Jewel of the Delarquan
Federation, the Arena of Death, Sunset!  Drinks on us, check that, on NOMAD tonight
at the Broken Bone Tavern! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

DM Panama Red -- Congrats on the throne, young one!  We hear the the DM's quarters
have been stocked with Doritos and visine! -- Grim Fandango

Despair -- You know I had to try that again.  And hey look, skills! -- Blakskul

Grass Seed -- One of these days.... -- Helrazor

Lightning Smurf -- Just what I didn't need to see walk out to meet me. -- Fade to
Blak

Gangol -- I may have overreached a bit there, I can admit it. -- Raze

Saucy Jack -- Know any Spinal Tap?? -- Stik

Panama Red -- Congrats on the title!  My strat was definitely not setup for that
matchup.  Good luck holding that position. -- Batwamba

Zoldivar -- Interesting, a similar strat and vastly different results from my last
fight.  Both wins, but very different looking.  Interesting.  And good.  A win is
always good.  Go challenge the aimers (but not our aimer!) and clear them out of my
way! -- Walli

Aunt Tilla -- Perhaps you should get thee back to a nunnery?  If not the loss, I
would think those little blue dudes on your team might drive you back. -- Kadoka

Cold Shot -- Got one!  I knew I'd have to win one eventually! -- Gitchigoomie

Oooh!  A down-challenge contest from Kano!  Wait, doesn't he have to fight to make
that happen?  Whatever. -- Nomad

Tableware and Children of the male persuasion, an interesting set of new teams.
Welcome to Sunset!  Drinks on Stik at the Broken Bone! -- Nomad

Panama Red -- Congrats on the throne, little dude.  Gwen was wondering if you were
free to fight around or if you were spoken for? -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Deep Thought and Blood and Sands -- Look at you coming all the way from 5th place,
aren't you feeling a bit froggy this last week. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Sons of Set -- Welcome to the Arena where the Sun sets upon MY command, got it? --
Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar
P.S.  Welcome for real!  I really meant it...and the other part too

Bill the Bard and The Red Blades -- Look at you gettin all blood thirsty and all
that, you are so mean. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Kano Shit -- Okay, I will decide for you.  You have seen the "Ridiculous" names I use
and yet you are still seem suprised that I sound "Ridiculous" even when I speak the
truth.  You are truly truly dense. -- Gentleben

Arenamaster Harth -- You suck! -- Speedo "The Living" Smurf

     It's the Rules.  I'm a terror in an alley. -- Harth

CC Rider -- I want to ride again. -- Pain Gwen

Kadoka -- Give me a few more fights and you will not be so eager to try again. --
Aunt Tilla

Mook in Training -- Your training is now complete, you are now mine; the dark side
prevails... bwahahahaha. -- Anita Phixx

Fade to Blak -- I think you faded too much. -- Smurf Lightning

Wurm Kin -- You some kind of dragon? -- Ghost of Mundane

     So they say.

Lenny Spark -- Not quite a flame yet. -- Slim

Boom Boom -- We will have to try that again sometime, ne <cut off by hal or some
other golem>

Nannerpuss -- Well done.  I'll be looking out for you from the corner of my eye for
now on... -- Tistheseasontobelethal

Kipling -- Rudyard got nothing on me baby! -- My Sword and Savior

Miter Box -- We'll have to do that again sometime in the future.  I'd like to think
we'll get a different result next time! -- Hoosier Daddy

Murgatroyd -- That was a grim performance. -- Dirtywork Scapegoat

Ben's Bazaar -- And prepared we are, my friend.  I came to this arena to kick some
ass and drink some beer... and it looks like the pub is running dry... so here I am!
-- Deviation

Silver Haze -- I thought I had you where I wanted you right about the time you gave
up. -- Bruno

Slim -- Nice moves.  I thought that started off pretty well, but you took care of
business. -- Lenny Spark

Saucy Monks -- I guess I got a little agitated when she tried to kill me.  Nice
fight.  Sorry about the untimely demise. -- Squiggy

Wheelbarrow -- Thanks for your consultation on what comprises "a lot of daggers."
And how did you end up ranked above me after I beat you? -- Stixanne Stone

Speedo -- Some go out in style and others just go away.  Good luck on the Isle. --
Hope Springs

Ludus Magnus, The Bowls, Sons of Set, Saucy Monastery, Arkham Cycle, Tombstone --
Welcome (or welcome back) to Sunset!  See you on the sands. -- Bill the Bard and The
Red Blades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BANANA BUZZ was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VOODOO WOMAN was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GROUPIE was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
WHIRLED PEACE was viciously subdued by DRED in a 2 minute master's Bloodfeud brawl.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN was defeated by I SMOKED WHAT?!! in a 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
COLD SHOT lost to PAIN GWEN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ZOLDIVAR devastated PANAMA RED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
MOSHI HARU overpowered HELRAZOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
RED HOUSE vanquished DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RHASKOS overpowered FEYTALONY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HOOSIER DADDY was defeated by DAGAN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SLIM was handily defeated by TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR was narrowly defeated by JOLLY GREEN GIANT in a 3 minute match.
LENNY SPARK bested CRIXUS in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge battle.
VLAD THE INHALER savagely defeated PLAGUE in a 4 minute Challenge conflict.
CLUSTERFLUFF vanquished SQUIGGY CROW in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ANITA PHIXX lost to RAZE in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
STIXANNE STONE was beaten by WHEELBARROW in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge brawl.
FADE TO BLAK devastated SORROW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OSOUP was demolished by KNUCKLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MURGATROYD was luckily beaten by COLONEL ANGUS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
FROOT was devastated by HIPPY LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT won victory over CC RIDER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
SMURF LIGHTNING won victory over SIMENON in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a tiresome 15 minute uneven fight.
BLAKSKUL defeated BATWAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRASS SEED overpowered BRUNO SQUALL in a exciting 3 minute gruesome uneven match.
NANNERPUSS overcame GANGOL in a action packed 1 minute bout.
SLEDGEHEAD overpowered REDUVIUS in a 1 minute uneven competition.
MITER BOX beat CHABON in a 2 minute fight.
SILVER HAZE overpowered MILINA in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
PIETROS was narrowly defeated by KADOKA in a 5 minute match.
TIMOTH was narrowly defeated by HARDY in a exciting 4 minute fight.
LUPUS MAJOR overpowered KIPLING in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BLAH4 demolished SHOG in a 1 minute uneven contest.
MUSUBU KIN defeated INSPIRE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
BIX was demolished by GWENHYVAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CELINE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.
SALINGER demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CRESCENS subdued SEGOVAX in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
TRIUMPHUS lost to HASH BROWNIE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
PRISCUS demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
TITUS luckily beat POPZA in a 3 minute gruesome novice's fight.
RUTUBA won victory over MAPLE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
GITCHIGOOMIE overcame WYATT EARP in a 2 minute amateur's duel.
FISH savagely defeated DRAGON ASP in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's brawl.
BELL overcame CHARITY SPRINGS in a 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  26 -  3      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  41 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         STRIKING ATTACK   74 -  62 -  3      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  36 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     47 -  51 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        47 -  55 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    70 -  96 -  5      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  27 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  45 -  2      36  |

Turn 675 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  9         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOLDIVAR 6791              16   7  0  111 GREDAN (583)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              24  20  2  107 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          23  15  0  104 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRASS SEED 6923            15  14  0   99 TOOL SHED (592)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984         12   5  0   91 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
AIMED BLOW       BATWAMBA 7118              10   8  0   87 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            14   8  2   84 KANO CLAN (106)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NANNERPUSS 7042            13   5  3   82 420 B.C. (594)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             15  11  0   68 TOOL SHED (592)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              12   5  0   61 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
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 STIXANNE STONE 7231.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRASS SEED 6923, 
JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790, SIMENON 7285, VLAD THE INHALER 7199, MURGATROYD 7236, CC 
RIDER 7270, LENNY SPARK 7160, TIMOTH 7328, FISH 7279, and PAIN GWEN 7213.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DRAGON ASP 7297, BIX 7134, INSPIRE 7219, SHOG 7145, KIPLING 
7083, REDUVIUS 7132, GANGOL 6793, BATWAMBA 7118, SMURF LIGHTNING 7284, and FROOT 
7278.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!