DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2012    Duedate: 01/24/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED HOUSE
THE BLUES (601)
(21-7103) [12-8-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED HOUSE                      FISH
THE BLUES (601)                THE BOWLS (610)
(21-7103) [12-8-0,125]         (21-7279) [5-3-1,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOSHI HARU                     AUNT TILLA-THE NUN
KANO CLAN (106)                BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-6704) [16-10-2,94]         (21-7256) [5-6-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUDUS MAGNUS (608)          43
2. LITERATE LOONS (538)        32      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. THE BOWLS (610)             25      Unchartered Team
4. ALL JACKED UP II (616)      24
5. DARK OVERLORDS (612)        23      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       43  27  5 61.4   1/ 1 DEVIATION (593)          10  5 1
 2- 2 SEA DOGS (533)           196 128 20 60.5   2/ 6 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       9  4 0
 3/ 7*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        24  16  3 60.0   3/ 5*THE BOWLS (610)           9  5 0
 4- 3*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)    6   4  1 60.0   4/ 2 THE BLUES (601)           8  7 0
 5/ 6 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      419 309 20 57.6   5/17*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        6  4 0
 6/ 5 DEVIATION (593)          116  86  7 57.4   6/ 7 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       6  8 0
 7/ 8 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      691 587 30 54.1   7/ 3 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
 8- 9 TOOL SHED (592)           79  70  1 53.0   8/12 LITERATE LOONS (538)      6  9 0
 9/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      163 148 10 52.4   9/ 8 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        6  9 0
10/11*THE BOWLS (610)           18  17  2 51.4  10/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      6  9 0
11/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      62  62  1 50.0  11/16 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      5  4 1
12/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)     4   4  1 50.0  12-14 SEA DOGS (533)            4  1 2
13-12 DARK AT HEART (586)      158 159 12 49.8  13- 4 DARK AT HEART (586)       4  3 0
14/14 THE BLUES (601)           46  48  2 48.9  14- 9 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    4  6 0
15/15 LITERATE LOONS (538)     349 405 18 46.3  15-11 TOOL SHED (592)           3  2 0
16/16 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       170 202 11 45.7  16-10*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)   2  1 1
17/17 KANO CLAN (106)          344 429 22 44.5  17/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)    2  1 1
18-19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    36  51  2 41.4  18/19 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      58 102  9 36.3  19/ 0*ALL JACKED UP II (616)    1  4 0
20/ 0*ALL JACKED UP II (616)     1   4  0 20.0  20-20*MORE COWBELL (611)        0  2 0
21-21*MORE COWBELL (611)         0   7  0  0.0  21-21 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       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 692): TAI of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): NIKKI NAILS of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? Of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 574): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 697): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 693): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 688): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 296): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 681): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 682): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 647): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 636): HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 629): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 574) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 692): JOSH of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 669): RUNNING DEER of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 681): BLAKSKUL of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 580): WHAT of QUESTIONS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Malevolence is to wish evil and harm to others.  Malevolence is a display of ill
will and acting with malice.  Malevolence is an inclination to destroy the happiness
of others.  Malevolence is how I stake claim to this throne... with blood dripping
from my blade and my foe motionlesss at my feet displaying a mythic silence.
Malevolence is how I will defend this throne and wear the purple robes of this
glorius city... Sunset.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Rising in the 
ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is LUDUS MAGNUS, who 
swept up 12 places in the ranks.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of 
losers, lets take a look at DARK AT HEART, who went down to 4th from 13th.  Life is 
tough.  It looks like the guys(?) at DARK OVERLORDS had a good week as they went 
3-0-0 to put them in 11th place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out 
for HOOSIER DADDY, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing BATWAMBA like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
BATWAMBA, who dropped 23 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
HOOSIER DADDY.  The most challenged warrior this week was LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE.  If 
this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  RED HOUSE got through to 
the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick LEVEL OF 
MALEVOLENCE's tail out of the throne!  In front of all the crowds, RED HOUSE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DEVIATION, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  DEVIATION + Weapons That go Boom = NOMADIC TRIBE + Avoid City.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOUSE 7103               12   8  0   125       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    13   4  0   107       DEVIATION (593)
-DESPAIR 7001                 17  19  3   103       DARK AT HEART (586)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            26  19  0   100       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129           13  11  0    97       DEVIATION (593)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             12  10  2    97       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956              16  15  1    95       TOOL SHED (592)
-GRASS SEED 6923              16  16  0    95       TOOL SHED (592)
 MOSHI HARU 6704              16  10  2    94       KANO CLAN (106)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109    12  10  2    91       DEVIATION (593)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELRAZOR 7120                16   8  0    90       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MITER BOX 6961               17  12  0    85       TOOL SHED (592)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             16   7  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
-WHIRLED PEACE 6984           12   6  0    79       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-HARDY 7131                   12   6  0    78       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          8   2  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 TIMOTH 7328                  13  13  5    76       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 BATWAMBA 7118                13  12  0    76       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-IRONSIDES 6720               15   9  2    74       SEA DOGS (533)
-ACHERON 7179                  9   5  1    73       DARK AT HEART (586)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   6  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REDUVIUS 7132                 9   9  0    66       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 CRIXUS 7100                  12  13  0    65       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CELINE 7148                   9   7  0    58       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIETROS 7137                 14   9  0    55       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     12   9  0    53       DEVIATION (593)
 FEATHER 7178                  8   8  1    52       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 RHASKOS 7221                  7   8  0    51       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                5   1  1    49       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 SALINGER 7180                 9   6  1    48       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BELL 7258                     7   3  0    47       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             5   5  0    47       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-SORROW 7257                   4   4  0    46       DARK AT HEART (586)
 FISH 7279                     5   3  1    44       THE BOWLS (610)
-WHEELBARROW 7130              9   6  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
-CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             5   7  1    43       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 INSPIRE 7219                  9   5  0    42       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-THAR 7347                     4   0  1    42       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 5   1  0    40       THE BLUES (601)
 DAGAN 7201                    9   8  0    39       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 RAZE 7227                     8   6  0    39       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 COLD SHOT 7282                4   5  0    39       THE BLUES (601)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143               9  10  0    37       KANO CLAN (106)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       5   6  0    35       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MANUTE JR. 7299               4   1  0    34       THE BOWLS (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON ASP 7297               4   4  0    31       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CRESCENS 7261                 6   2  0    30       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                4   4  2    30       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 CC RIDER 7270                 5   5  1    29       THE BLUES (601)
 PRISCUS 7263                  5   3  0    29       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 MAPLE 7301                    6   2  2    28       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             5   5  0    27       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BIX 7134                      5  12  0    27       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   6  0    26       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 TITUS 7264                    5   3  0    24       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          6   3  0    23       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      6   3  0    23       DEVIATION (593)
 BULOUS 7354                   1   3  0    23       THE BOWLS (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTUBA 7265                   4   4  1    22       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-XIAN LIN 7204                 5   5  1    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  4   8  1    21       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MURGATROYD 7236               4   8  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241          3   0  1    20       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 JACK THA RIPPA 7400           1   0  0    20       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 RUBBER DUCKY 6560             2   0  1    19       THE JOKER'S WILD (566)
-THIBODEAUX 7350               1   3  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                3   7  0    18       THE BLUES (601)
 DUST 7353                     3   1  0    18       THE BOWLS (610)
 HELLER 7355                   2   3  1    17       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-MUMRA SUSPENDERS 7358         2   0  0    16       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
-PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            2   1  0    13       TOOL SHED (592)
 QUESTIONA 7372                1   1  0    11       THE BOWLS (610)
-MARY ROSE 6907                1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (533)
 MAURIAC 7383                  1   1  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242          1   1  0    10       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 BRUNHILDA 7365                1   3  0     8       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            1   1  0     8       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-BOUDREAUX 7349                1   3  0     7       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BOB SCRATCHIT 7367            1   3  0     6       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 UNLEADED 6561                 1   1  0     6       THE JOKER'S WILD (566)
 HALBERD 7382                  1   0  0     5       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 WILD CARD 6558                1   1  0     4       THE JOKER'S WILD (566)
 GOGOL 7384                    0   2  0     2       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 SLAP JACK 7401                0   1  0     1       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 JACK IN THE BOX 7398          0   1  0     1       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 JACK RUBY 7399                0   1  0     1       ALL JACKED UP II (616)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JACK O'LANTERN 7402     0  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 RUBBER DUCKY 6560     682   
PAIN GWEN 7213         11  1 2 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 678  NOT REVENGED
SAIF'T P'TROLL 7348     1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUTUBA 7265           678  NOT REVENGED
BOZO T CLOWN 7306       1  2 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   SEGOVAX 7238          678  JUST REVENGED
CHABON 7095             7 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        678  NOT REVENGED
KIPLING 7083           13 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TIMOTH 7328           680   
KADOKA 7222             9  5 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    LEVEL OF MALEVOL 7109 681   
SHEVIK 7298             1  1 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            678  NOT REVENGED
WILYKAT SWEATER 7243    0  2 0 THUNDERCAT CLOSE 606 HELLER 7355           679  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maple -- Well, I had to give it a shot.  Looks like you'll have to take your chances
with the rest of Sunset, who may not give out wins (and kills) as easily as the
Bowls!  You are responsible for about one third of my losses so far.  I have but one
thing to say to you-- umm... well.... -- Froot. E. Bowl

Gitchigoomie -- I almost feel embarrased, but F.E. Bowl says to embrace what I am.
I'm sure someone shortly will start to beat sense into me. -- Son of Manute

Smurf Lightning -- Either I'm a bad teacher, or you're a bad learner!  You on the
other hand teach quite well.  We'll have to try this again, and next time I won't be
experimenting with my weapon! -- Fish

Bob Scratchit -- What, you have the audacity to challenge me!!  Ahh... you thought
you could out-strategize me.  It almost worked out.  I felt kind of like I was
fighting a clone of myself though.  That was a fun fight. -- Dust

Convicted Thief -- Really, 1 hit.  Okay, I'll take it.  I doubt that the gladiators
of Sunset will be quite so accommodating. -- Questiona

All -- Blakskul is finally, at long last, immortal.  You all failed to kill him, HA!
Graduate # 24 from this team, 2nd basher.  He started life 21-14-8-9-21-7-4, trained
to 21-17-8-11-21-7-7.  That's right, he's a double 21 rollup!  Appears mode, skills
at graduation: 15/12/23/15/5/13.  Faves turned out to be VH/LO, LG, no tactics, and
learns... riposte???  Well, he did learn 11 of them I guess.  First non-scum shield
fave I've had, thought maybe it was the maul.  He used LG offhand plenty, but almost
never attacked or made any crit parries with it.  Thought his rhythms were likely
HI/LO.  I believe the 21 ST was already on the rollup because I almost never go for a
21 ST, overrated IMO.  I could have run him to a better record as a gorilla waste,
too small for a basher really, but I needed a BA for the second round-robin, so that
was it.  Did only great damage and for his CN/WL often went down surprisingly easy.
Still I'm quite happy with his record considering.  The trains got him to awesome
end. and takes tremendous.  His one tourney appearance he did surprisingly well,
going 5-3-1 I think, misstimed for inits or adepts.  My goal was to graduate him and
with a winning record.  Interestingly the other basher grad, Vulge, also went to 50FE
at 24-26-1.  Guess I gotta work on my bashers...Say goodbye, Blakky! -- Stik

All -- GOODBYE!  Ha ha!!  Grad party tonight down at the Broken Bone post-fights!
Beer's on me! -- LP Blakskul

Fish -- Wench...heh.  I like that! -- Maple

Bulous -- Almost had the blood thirsty wench that time! -- Maple

Murgatroyd -- Thanks for the skills. -- Feather

Cresceus -- That was a good fight.  Try again sometime. -- Bell

Bix -- No Box, but I'd like to see you in one. -- Bell

Ghost of Kadoka -- My apologies for your untimely death. -- Level of Malevolence

Red House -- Well, that was a fine lickin' you gave me!  That took me out of the
holiday season kind of mood.... -- Tistheseason2blethal

Aunt Tilla-The Nun -- A slight FE difference in my favor, but I'll take the win and
run with it! -- Hoosier Daddy

Sorrow -- Well placed challenge.  We'll have to watch out for you in the future. --
Dirtywork

Scapegoat Dagan -- I'm not sure you're worthy of the "mark" yet my young padawan. --
My Sword and Savior

All -- Good luck at the upcoming FTF! -- Marma Duke

Level of Malevolence -- Congrats on the throne and doing with a kill, no less.  Guess
we know at what level your playing now... it was a little confusing before never
REALLY knowing from where you drew your focus, but now we know, thank you. -- Ben's
Bazaar

Deviation -- ?  Really?  If you were SO into DEVIATION, you would have let some one
else have the top team instead of hogging all the awards and praise all to your self.
You are not playing nice and we are telling our moms you're not sharing! -- Ben's
Bazaar

All -- I would say sorry for the lack of PAs but it seems we all had better things to
do than write PAs...at least that is what my wife told ME, I still do not see how
shoveling snow, mucking out stalls, shopping, doing dishes and varied other oddities
is BETTER than writing PAs!  What ever! -- Gentleben

     Very few things are better than doing personal ads, and the tasks you listed are
     not among them.

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season! -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Rutuba -- Put on your insulated underwear cause your about to be struck by... --
Smurf Lightning

Hoosier Daddy -- ?  Father Al Mighty. -- Aunt Tilla-The Nun

Fish -- Good show. -- Smurf Lightning

Dust -- That was an enjoyable fight even though I lost. -- Bob Scratchit

Boom Boom -- I don't care what you call it, you smell bad. -- Dragon Asp

Gogol -- I am guessing you're not a search engine nor are you the little engine that
could, so what are you?

Lord Protector Blakskul -- Even crap can rise to the top if you wait long enough,
just kidding you ol knumbskul, you crazy guy you.  Have a good retirement, you have
earned it. -- Ben's Bazaar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GWENHYVAR devastated SEGOVAX in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
GITCHIGOOMIE vanquished CC RIDER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RED HOUSE demolished LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR was devastated by TIMOTH in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
FEATHER subdued DAGAN in a 1 minute bloody Challenge competition.
RAZE was vanquished by CRIXUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BELL beat COLD SHOT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
FISH overpowered DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MURGATROYD lost to DRAGON ASP in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
QUESTIONA lost to SMURF LIGHTNING in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BULOUS vanquished BOOM BOOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MIME BOGGLING was narrowly defeated by DUST in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge match.
BLAKSKUL was overpowered by TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BATWAMBA was devastated by HOOSIER DADDY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WALLI WEEBLE outlasted HELRAZOR in a 10 minute gory master's match.
LUPUS MAJOR overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute conflict.
MOSHI HARU vanquished CELINE in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
MANUTE JR. was viciously subdued by SALINGER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody bout.
MAPLE was devastated by RHASKOS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PIETROS subdued FADE TO BLAK in a 1 minute bout.
MUSUBU KIN was luckily beaten by INSPIRE in a 3 minute gory match.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN was unbelievably bested by SPOONFUL in a 12 minute competition.
RUTUBA beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.
TITUS slimly won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute match.
PRISCUS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fray.
TRIUMPHUS handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CRESCENS demolished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNLEADED unbelievably bested SLAP JACK in a action packed 3 minute novice's match.
RUBBER DUCKY assassinated JACK O'LANTERN in a 1 minute brutal uneven match.
WILD CARD was vanquished by JACK THA RIPPA in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
HELLER overpowered BOB SCRATCHIT in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BRUNHILDA narrowly defeated GOGOL in a 2 minute novice's fight.
MAURIAC vanquished JACK RUBY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HALBERD luckily beat JACK IN THE BOX in a popular 2 minute brutal novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       50 -  32 -  1      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  23 -  4      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  19 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        45 -  45 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  67 -  4      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  74 -  8      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  43 -  2      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  47 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  25 -  1      32  |

Turn 682 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      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOUSE 7103             12   8  0  125 THE BLUES (601)
AIMED BLOW       TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197  13   4  0  107 DEVIATION (593)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          26  19  0  100 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUPUS MAJOR 7146           12  10  2   97 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            16  10  2   94 KANO CLAN (106)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              16   8  0   90 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    PIETROS 7137               14   9  0   55 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150   12   9  0   53 DEVIATION (593)
BASHING ATTACK   FISH 7279                   5   3  1   44 THE BOWLS (610)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOSHI HARU 6704.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALINGER 7180, 
SLAP JACK 7401, COLD SHOT 7282, JACK IN THE BOX 7398, QUESTIONA 7372, HELRAZOR 7120, 
MUSUBU KIN 7143, TIMOTH 7328, BELL 7258, and MIME BOGGLING 7379.

The least popular fighter this week was WALLI WEEBLE 6935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPOONFUL 7346, JACK RUBY 7399, BOB SCRATCHIT 7367, WILD CARD 
6558, JACK O'LANTERN 7402, MAPLE 7301, MANUTE JR. 7299, CELINE 7148, BATWAMBA 7118, 
and BOOM BOOM 7237.

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

BLAKSKUL (21-6899) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!