DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2011    Duedate: 11/29/2011

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-678

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLAKSKUL
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-6899) [27-20-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DRED                           TRIUMPHUS
DARK AT HEART (586)            LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
(21-6970) [17-16-3,124]        (21-7262) [3-2-2,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     CRIXUS
TOOL SHED (592)                BLOOD AND SAND (600)
(21-6923) [15-15-0,92]         (21-7100) [9-12-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OMINOUS REIGN (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)      62
2. DARK AT HEART (586)         59      COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
3. DEVIATION (593)             50      Unchartered Team
4. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         33
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- 1*D.A. REJECTS (279)         2   0  0  100   1/ 6 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      10  3 2
 2/ 3*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        16   9  3 64.0   2/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      10  5 0
 3/ 4 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   143  97  8 59.6   3/ 5 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      8  4 2
 4/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      410 299 20 57.8   4/ 1 420 B.C. (594)            8  6 0
 5/ 6 DEVIATION (593)          103  79  6 56.6   5/ 7*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        8  7 3
 6/ 7 420 B.C. (594)            69  55  6 55.6   6/ 2 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    8  7 3
 7/ 8 GREDAN (583)              64  53  5 54.7   7/ 8 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 0
 8/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      683 575 30 54.3   8/ 9 GREDAN (583)              7  3 0
 9/10 TOOL SHED (592)           74  65  1 53.2   9/11 DEVIATION (593)           7  6 0
10/11 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      153 140 10 52.2  10/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  7 0
11/12 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      54  50  1 51.9  11/12 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      7  8 1
12/15 DARK AT HEART (586)      151 154 12 49.5  12/18 DARK AT HEART (586)       6  4 0
13/16 THE RED BLADES (578)     144 159  4 47.5  13/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5  5 1
14/17 LITERATE LOONS (538)     341 393 17 46.5  14/10 THE BLUES (601)           5  8 1
15/18 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       162 190 11 46.0  15/14*THE BOWLS (610)           5  8 1
16/14 THE BLUES (601)           34  40  2 45.9  16/19 THE RED BLADES (578)      5 10 0
17/19 KANO CLAN (106)          341 424 22 44.6  17-15 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    4  6 0
18/13*THE BOWLS (610)            9  12  2 42.9  18/16 TOOL SHED (592)           3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 HOLY LEGION (547)         32  43  3 42.7  19/24 HOLY LEGION (547)         2  3 0
20-21 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    30  42  2 41.7  20/17 KANO CLAN (106)           2  6 0
21-22*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     18  27  2 40.0  21-20*D.A. REJECTS (279)        1  0 0
22/23 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      52  96  8 35.1  22/ 0*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)   1  2 0
23/ 0*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)    1   2  0 33.3  23-22*SAUCY MONASTERY (487)     1  4 0
24-24*TOMBSTONE (438)            1  10  0  9.1  24-23*TOMBSTONE (438)           0  4 0
25/ 0*MORE COWBELL (611)         0   3  0  0.0  25/ 0*MORE COWBELL (611)        0  3 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 688): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 570): GNU I KNEW of GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 693): FENRIS of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 665): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 689): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 684): POSITION IS EMTPY
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 292): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 677): WILD THINGS of BACON MAKIN' (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 678): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 677): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 643): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 632): KEVSILESSA KIRO of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 625): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 576): TACK TACK of SERPENTS HOLD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 522): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 570): ENDER of XENOCIDE (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 688): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 570): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 693): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 665): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 689): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 684): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 292): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 677): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 678): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 677): 420 B.C. (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 643): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 632): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 292): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 624): INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 576): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 274): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 522): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 570) STREET PIZZA et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 569): I. M. WEASEL of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
                           CHARLIE HORSE of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 692): FALRONDIAL VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 664): DA VINCI CODE of TL';DR (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 684): FAINTLY FRANNIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 292): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 676): FERRIN MONDOR of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 677): ZOLDIVAR of GREDAN (The Plansman, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 625): DORSAL FINN of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 624): TANTRUM YOGA of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
                           GASTAIGNE of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 576): WHO of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 273): ALBERT of KIWI CONNECTI0N (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 521): MAX WEBER of OUT OF CONTROL (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH  of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I'm still here!  On the throne, that is, and on this Island, not that
OTHER island.  Red House taught me something, but not the right something.  Come on,
dude, would a single init skill be too much to cough up?!??  I taught him a couple
things, not the least important of those being the lesson that you can be as fast and
cute as you want and flash that shiny scimitar around that everybody likes sooooo
much and make the crowd ooh and aah, but it's more important sometimes to be the guy
swingin' LAST, not first!  Ha!  I made him drop that pretty little scimitar, then I
dropped him, I did.  I think the fans got their money's worth, in any case.
     Hopefully, I'll be penning my farewell column next cycle, if all goes to plan,
and it always does in this game, right?  Right... I'm challenging Dred this turn.
Congrats to the latest striker, Zoldivar, on his invite, I'm avoiding him, who knows,
maybe he'll fight the DA or won't fight at all, but no sense takin' chances.  Blades
up, Sunset

Blakskul
Still alive, STILL your Duelmaster!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team 420 B.C. was unseated this 
week as OMINOUS REIGN moved up from 6th ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-1 
record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon NOMADIC TRIBE this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 10th position in the wake of a 2-3-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
DARK AT HEART went 4-1-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  My praise to LUDUS MAGNUS for 
their 4-1-2 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  In one of the week's more notable duels, LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE put down 
NANNERPUSS, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
out RED HOUSE made his bid for the throne as he challenged BLAKSKUL in an all out 
contest of skill for possession of the title!  Although RED HOUSE made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BLAKSKUL.  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  SUNSET, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is 420 B.C., a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding 420 B.C..  Indeed it was NOMADIC TRIBE.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  PAIN GWEN take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in SUNSET.  I cannot but express pride for 
the fearlessness of I SMOKED WHAT?!! who cast caution to the winds and challenged 
PAIN GWEN, a fighter 40 points higher.  Do not the gods reward courage?  I SMOKED 
WHAT?!! it was that claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 45 points in 
recognition.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems 
that TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL posted a challenge against the more highly recognized WALLI 
WEEBLE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL won victory 
over WALLI WEEBLE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not 
but mention with disdain the name of RAZE who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought RAZE showed great skill 
and promise when he beat XIAN LIN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of CHABON, veteran of many duels.  7-12-0 
final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  I have seen 
warriors die in youth.  I have seen women cut down in their prime.  This week BEN'S 
BAZAAR must mourn the loss of 11-1-2 PAIN GWEN to COSMIC FREAK OUT.  This week in 
mortal passion I SMOKED WHAT?!! let the blood of PAIN GWEN, sending one more soul 
into the void.  Retribution by BEN'S BAZAAR seems inevitable!  SALINGER must hold 
silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by 
LENNY SPARK of THE RED BLADES.  Hail LENNY SPARK for thy victory!  My hearty 
congratulations HIPPY LOVE, for thy revenge upon CC RIDER, slayer of thy fallen 
comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAKSKUL 6899                27  20  2   123       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRED 6970                    17  16  3   124       DARK AT HEART (586)
 I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        15   8  3   118       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109    10   8  1   109       DEVIATION (593)
 PANAMA RED 7073              12   5  0   104       420 B.C. (594)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    10   3  0   101       DEVIATION (593)
 RED HOUSE 7103                9   7  0    99       THE BLUES (601)
 GRASS SEED 6923              15  15  0    92       TOOL SHED (592)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            24  17  0    89       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DOILY 6298                   11   7  1    88       HOLY LEGION (547)
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              15  14  1    87       TOOL SHED (592)
 NANNERPUSS 7042              15   6  3    85       420 B.C. (594)
 BATWAMBA 7118                11  10  0    85       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MITER BOX 6961               16  11  0    82       TOOL SHED (592)
-MOSHI HARU 6704              14  10  2    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             10   8  2    78       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 GANGOL 6793                  13  13  0    77       GREDAN (583)
 DESPAIR 7001                 15  18  3    76       DARK AT HEART (586)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   5  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             15   7  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 HELRAZOR 7120                14   6  0    68       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-REDUVIUS 7132                 8   7  0    68       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KADOKA 7222                   8   3  0    66       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARDY 7131                   10   5  0    63       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            14  17  0    59       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             12  11  0    59       420 B.C. (594)
 DAGAN 7201                    9   4  0    59       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 RAZE 7227                     7   3  0    57       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790       10  11  1    56       GREDAN (583)
 FEYTALONY 6909                9   6  0    56       GREDAN (583)
 KIPLING 7083                 12  11  0    55       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ACHERON 7179                  7   5  1    55       DARK AT HEART (586)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       4   3  0    55       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MILINA 6794                  10  11  3    54       GREDAN (583)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 7   4  0    54       420 B.C. (594)
 TIMOTH 7328                  11  12  4    53       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     10   7  0    51       DEVIATION (593)
 CRIXUS 7100                   9  12  0    49       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PLAGUE 7091                   9  13  0    49       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BLAH4 7287                    4   1  1    48       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 PIETROS 7137                 11   8  0    45       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 RHASKOS 7221                  6   5  0    45       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CELINE 7148                   7   5  0    41       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              7   7  0    40       THE RED BLADES (578)
 HIPPY LOVE 7253               4   3  1    40       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129            9  11  0    38       DEVIATION (593)
-GWENHYVAR 7305                3   1  1    38       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 WHEELBARROW 7130              8   5  0    37       TOOL SHED (592)
 THAR 7347                     3   0  1    37       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 VLAD THE INHALER 7199         6   6  0    36       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
-MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   4  0    36       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               9   8  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                3   2  2    33       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 COLONEL ANGUS 7255            5   1  0    32       420 B.C. (594)
 INSPIRE 7219                  7   4  0    31       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             3   3  0    31       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FEATHER 7178                  6   6  1    30       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 5   3  1    30       KANO CLAN (106)
 SORROW 7257                   2   3  0    30       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CC RIDER 7270                 3   3  1    29       THE BLUES (601)
 SALINGER 7180                 7   4  1    27       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BELL 7258                     5   1  0    27       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      4   1  0    26       DEVIATION (593)
 MAPLE 7301                    3   1  2    26       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-TAO SIN 5602                  6   3  1    24       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 FISH 7279                     3   2  1    24       THE BOWLS (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIX 7134                      4  10  0    22       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  3   5  1    22       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CHARITY SPRINGS 7302          2   2  0    22       THE RED BLADES (578)
 RUTUBA 7265                   3   2  1    21       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             3   3  0    21       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MANUTE JR. 7299               2   0  0    20       THE BOWLS (610)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                3   3  0    19       THE BLUES (601)
 CRESCENS 7261                 4   1  0    18       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 PRISCUS 7263                  3   2  0    17       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
 COLD SHOT 7282                1   4  0    17       THE BLUES (601)
-CLASH 6552                    2   2  0    16       HOLY LEGION (547)
-GENERAL TSO 5680              3   4  1    14       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          4   1  0    13       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURGATROYD 7236               2   6  0    13       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-THE DOCTOR 3093               1   0  0    13       D.A. REJECTS (279)
-ZHANG BAO 7344                1   0  0    12       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 TITUS 7264                    3   2  0    11       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-DOMINO 3092                   1   0  0    11       D.A. REJECTS (279)
 TISSUE 6600                   0   1  0    11       HOLY LEGION (547)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            1   0  0    10       TOOL SHED (592)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 1   1  0    10       THE BLUES (601)
 KITTEN 6593                   1   0  0     6       HOLY LEGION (547)
 LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            1   0  0     6       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241          1   0  0     6       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 DRAGON ASP 7297               1   3  0     6       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-WYATT EARP 4957               0   3  0     5       TOMBSTONE (438)
-SIMA QIAN 7259                0   3  0     3       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 HELLER 7355                   0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WILYKAT SWEATER 7243          0   1  0     1       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
-BOUDREAUX 7349                0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BULOUS 7354                   0   1  0     1       THE BOWLS (610)
-GUAN YU 7345                  0   1  0     1       SAUCY MONASTERY (487)
 MR HAND 7356                  0   1  0     1       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242          0   1  0     1       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
-THIBODEAUX 7350               0   1  0     1       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-BILL BROCIUS 7291             0   1  0     1       TOMBSTONE (438)
 DUST 7353                     0   1  0     1       THE BOWLS (610)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANITA PHIXX 7214        5  5 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 676   
PAIN GWEN 7213         11  1 2 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 678   
SAIF'T P'TROLL 7348     1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUTUBA 7265           678   
SHOG 7145               5  7 1 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 HIPPY LOVE 7253       676  REVENGED
BLAH 5 7357             0  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 STONE GOLEM           678  NONE
HASH BROWNIE 7303       2  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 CC RIDER 7270         677  JUST REVENGED
BOZO T CLOWN 7306       1  2 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   SEGOVAX 7238          678   
CHABON 7095             7 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        678   
SIMENON 7285            1  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        677   
DOA1 7292               0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     ARENAMASTER HART      678  NONE
DOA2 7294               0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     STONE GOLEM           678  NONE
FRANCES BEAN 7296       0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     QUICKSILVER           678  NONE
SONG LI 5718            3  2 0 SAUCY MONASTERY 487  SQUIGGY CROW 7230     674  NONE
MAJI MAN 7272           0  1 0 SONS OF SET 609      FISH 7279             674  NOT REVENGED
FROOT 7278              1  3 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            677   
SHEVIK 7298             1  1 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            678   
SQUIGGY CROW 7230       4  5 1 THE RED BLADES 578   SALINGER 7180         677  JUST REVENGED
STIXANNE STONE 7231     2  7 0 THE RED BLADES 578   MR. TWISTER           678  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pietros -- That was a good fight, could have gone either way. -- Timoth

Bix -- Try moving, it helps -- Thar

Rhaskos -- Come on man!!  That scimmy is loaded!! -- Man o' War

Helrazor -- Damn the matchup luck.  Imagine you pickin' on poor, little ol' me!  But,
maybe we can do it again once I get a few more bouts under my belt.  Oh, and thanks
for the skills. -- Gwenhyvar

Segovax -- A naked dwarf!!  Hey wait, aren't you a little tall for a dwarf?  Creepy
man, just creepy.... -- Bozo T Clown

Jolly Green Giant -- There was no ho, ho ho-ing for me in that fight! -- Hoosier
Daddy

Stixanne Stone -- ....but you will never hurt me. -- Dirtywork Scapegoat

Feytalony -- Wow, that shocked me.  Well done. -- My Sword and Savior

Pain Gwen -- You sure are a force to be reckoned with.  I wish I knew you were coming
over to visit, I might have dressed differently. -- TisTheSeason

Blakskul -- Excellent DM column.  I could not agree more about the down-
challenging/challenging.  If a warrior does not expect they may not come back every
time they strap on the gear, then perhaps a life in the fields is more their calling.
-- The Master, mgr. Dark Overlords

Fade to Blak -- I got the jump on you this time... and now I'm the unchartered
recognition leader!  I will bask in this honor for this turn as I'm sure to be beaten
shortly and dropped back into my rightful place. -- Fish

Persistent Beggar -- Um, what can I say?  Beggars creep me out a little bit, and you
are quite persistent with your pitiful attacks.  And you smell kind of like cat food.
-- Manute Jr.

Convicted Thief -- Convicted of what?  Stinking in the arena?  Guilty! -- Shevik

Maple -- Gasp!  Choke!  (dramatic death sequence ensues)  Avenge me my brothers!
(well, and sisters since this is a co-ed arena)  Don't forget all my heroic exploits
in search of gladiatorial glories!  My single victory will forever be listed in the
annals of Sunset history as a victory! -- Dead Froot

     Quite true.

Ominous Reign -- That's it!  Kill one of my gladiators and... well... actually I'm
kind of ambivalent about it.  Hmm... that's not quite the stirring battle speech I
was looking for.  Okay, let's try this:  Ominous Reign -- you will pay for your
insolence!  But, were you really that insolent?  Or arrogant?  Ah, forget it.  See
you in the blood feud. -- Froot E. Bowl

All -- Someday when I get a bit of the LUCK that the Nomad-jerk seems so blessed
with, then perhaps my challenges might get picked.  It will be such a distinct
pleasure to hear him whine and howl when that happens.

A thorough review of the message board on the RSI site for the last 30 turns or so
was exceptionally revealing.  You little snot-slinging juvenile delinquents of Sunset
are so consumed with haughtiness from your dumbed-down public-educated brainwashing,
it's disgusting and purely pathetic.  The overwhelming arrogance is palpable. -- Kano

Stik, Nomad, and the rest of you mindless little dopes are just too STUPID to even
know what this so-called "vengeance" is all about except having your delicate little
self-righteous stinking bully-boy pride bruised.  Poor babies. -- Kano

Nomad's top 3 are above Kano's top 3.  Therefore, Kano's top 3 are sitting out
because the Nomad-puke is just a filthy skum-sucker and will simply down-challenge
them.  What does that tell you about his character, honor, competence, integrity,
etc.? -- Kano

Kano -- Definition of a down challenge:  Up is up, down is down.  It's pretty simple,
much like yourself.  Everyone knows this, except you, apparently.  Now, I'm sure you
have your own definition that no one else will agree with, but we're used to that.
Oh, and I was TCing in this game before you ever heard of it, youngster. -- Buri

Blakskul -- I almost had you!  Wanna play horseshoes or hand grenades? -- Red House

Hash Brownie -- Sorry man, I just couldn't stop eating for some reason. -- CC Rider

D.A. Rejects -- Welcome to Sunset!  Hope to see you running a full squad soon!  Our
standard offer to new teams stands, drinks on us tonight at our watering hole, the
Broken Bone! -- Grim Fandango

Crixus -- Well, that went well for me, anyway.  Many thanks! -- Raze

Gwenhyvar -- You got the bloody end of the sword on that one, I'd say. -- Helrazor

Fish -- Nice challenge, I'll keep my eye on you and yours... -- Fade to Blak

Crescens -- Thought I had that one.  Damn.  Well we hit our trains at least.  If I
hadn't, I'd be night fighting this turn! -- Murgatroyd

All -- Congrats to the Sunset victors in the tourney!  Well done, gentlemen! -- Stik
and G.F.

Minami Tori -- Got you again!  And I don't think I even got to down-challenge for
that one!  Fighting you is fun! -- Batwamba

So, how do the rest of you define a down-challenge? Most, I think, simply go by
recognition points.  By that standard a 7 pt Kano challenging a 6 pt Blue is a down-
challenge.  What else would it be?  Somehow the Kano was ranked higher and it
challenged someone ranked lower.  Thus a "down-challenge."  Pretty simple.  Some put
FE into the discussion, although I don't.  But if that were the case, would it be a
down-challenge for Batwamba to go down in the ranks to fight the Kano TPs?  They may
have had fewer points, but both had more total fights, more wins and a better win
percentage.  So if the Kano challenge on the Blues was NOT a down-challenge, than
certainly Batwamba has never been guilty of such a thing. -- Nomad

Knuckles -- After a great weekend you have to go and do that to me.  I want you to
know I did defeat a couple of your style in the tournament, so it is possible! --
Gitchi

Aunty -- Okay, maybe I'll leave you alone for a while.  I do appreciate the help you
have given me in improving my record. -- Kadoka

Silver Haze -- So much to love from that challenge!  Even the learns rocked! -- Lupus
Major

DM Blakskul -- Back to Blak, congrats on the successful defense of the throne. --
Ben's Bazaar

Holy Legion -- Welcome back, we hope you decide to stay and not just pass through, we
could always use some fresh meat. -- Ben's Bazaar

Kodoka -- Try it again, I am just dying to knock you off. -- Aunt Tilla-- The Nun

Bell -- Looks I got my bell wrung that time. -- Dragon Asp

Sorrow -- Cheer up buddy, you didn't look that bad. -- Smurf Lightning

Tistheseason2beleathal -- I know, huh! -- Pain Gwen

Thibodeaux -- You were trying to jay walk, I can not permit that. -- Saif'T P'Troll

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STIXANNE STONE was dealt death by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FRANCES BEAN was viciously butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DOA1 was murdered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DOA2 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BLAH 5 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CHABON was assassinated by TRIUMPHUS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
HIPPY LOVE bested CC RIDER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
LENNY SPARK defeated SALINGER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
SHEVIK was narrowly killed by MAPLE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
RED HOUSE was overcome by BLAKSKUL in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title melee.
I SMOKED WHAT?!! slew PAIN GWEN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL savagely defeated WALLI WEEBLE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
PANAMA RED overpowered BATWAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TIMOTH was demolished by GANGOL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge competition.
KADOKA demolished RHASKOS in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN handily defeated MUSUBU KIN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
RAZE overpowered XIAN LIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
VLAD THE INHALER was overcome by PLAGUE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge bout.
KNUCKLES bested BRUNO SQUALL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
THAR defeated FISH in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
FEATHER was subdued by CELINE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BELL beat COLD SHOT in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
SORROW handily defeated SMURF LIGHTNING in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
GITCHIGOOMIE defeated CRESCENS in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge duel.
BOOM BOOM was overcome by INSPIRE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BOZO T CLOWN was easily killed by SEGOVAX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SPOONFUL was subdued by CHARITY SPRINGS in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
DRED overpowered LUPUS MAJOR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NANNERPUSS was overpowered by LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZOLDIVAR vanquished GRASS SEED in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SLEDGEHEAD handily defeated FEYTALONY in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MITER BOX overpowered DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven competition.
DOILY overpowered JOLLY GREEN GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
SILVER HAZE was overcome by HELRAZOR in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR subdued PIETROS in a 2 minute fight.
MILINA was overpowered by ACHERON in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
DAGAN savagely defeated COLONEL ANGUS in a action packed 2 minute gory contest.
WHEELBARROW was viciously subdued by CRIXUS in a exciting 5 minute bloody battle.
HOOSIER DADDY was beaten by BLAH4 in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset fray.
KIPLING savagely defeated DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a 3 minute conflict.
FADE TO BLAK viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal bout.
MURGATROYD was unbelievably bested by MANUTE JR. in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
RUTUBA murdered SAIF'T P'TROLL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TITUS viciously subdued HELLER in a action packed 7 minute bloody amateur's match.
PRISCUS overpowered TISSUE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
DRAGON ASP overcame DUST in a tiresome 5 minute brutal amateur's melee.
KITTEN defeated WILYKAT SWEATER in a 2 minute novice's battle.
TYGRA ZOOT SUIT viciously subdued MR HAND in a action packed 1 minute novice's bout.
PHILLIPS HEAD handily defeated PANTHRO TANKTOP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BULOUS was subdued by LAVERN TEMPLE in a 2 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  25 -  4      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         TOTAL PARRY       47 -  40 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  38 -  4      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         STRIKING ATTACK   71 -  72 -  7      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     42 -  43 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        51 -  55 -  3      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  79 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  24 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  39 -  3      40  |

Turn 678 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-RIPOSTE      5 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    7 - 10         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  7         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              27  20  2  123 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
SLASHING ATTACK  DRED 6970                  17  16  3  124 DARK AT HEART (586)
WALL OF STEEL    I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036      15   8  3  118 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
STRIKING ATTACK  LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109  10   8  1  109 DEVIATION (593)
AIMED BLOW       PANAMA RED 7073            12   5  0  104 420 B.C. (594)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          24  17  0   89 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             16  11  0   82 TOOL SHED (592)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              14   6  0   68 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAGAN 7201                  9   4  0   59 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
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 SHEVIK 7298.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRIXUS 7100, MAPLE 7301, 
CHARITY SPRINGS 7302, KIPLING 7083, HELLER 7355, RED HOUSE 7103, TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 
7197, DAGAN 7201, MURGATROYD 7236, and LENNY SPARK 7160.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAGON ASP 7297.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DUST 7353, PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242, TISSUE 6600, SAIF'T P'TROLL 7348, 
WHEELBARROW 7130, COLONEL ANGUS 7255, DESPAIR 7001, FEYTALONY 6909, GRASS SEED 6923, 
and NANNERPUSS 7042.

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

ZOLDIVAR (21-6791) GREDAN (583)