DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2012    Duedate: 03/06/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-685

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOSHI HARU
KANO CLAN (106)
(21-6704) [19-10-2,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOSHI HARU                     JACK RUBY
KANO CLAN (106)                ALL JACKED UP II (616)
(21-6704) [19-10-2,127]        (21-7399) [2-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     RAYLOS
TOOL SHED (592)                IRON RAGE II (618)
(21-6923) [17-17-0,89]         (21-7432) [1-0-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOOL SHED (592)             46
2. THE RED BLADES (578)        42      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          42      Unchartered Team
4. IRON RAGE II (618)          38
5. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         33      IRON RAGE II (618)

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)       48  28  5 63.2   1/ 1 THE BOWLS (610)           9  6 0
 2- 2*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        27  18  3 60.0   2/ 4 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         9  6 0
 3/ 0*IRON RAGE II (618)         3   2  0 60.0   3/12 TOOL SHED (592)           8  2 0
 4/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      425 318 20 57.2   4/ 3 THE BLUES (601)           8  7 0
 5/ 4 DEVIATION (593)          120  92  7 56.6   5/10 THE RED BLADES (578)      7  3 0
 6/ 5 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        122  94  5 56.5   6/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 1
 7/ 8 TOOL SHED (592)           87  72  1 54.7   7/16 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  8 0
 8/ 6 THE BOWLS (610)           27  23  2 54.0   8/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       6  9 0
 9/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      698 595 30 54.0   9/ 7*ALL JACKED UP II (616)    6  9 0
10/ 9 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      165 151 10 52.2  10/17 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       5  1 0
11/10 THE BLUES (601)           54  55  2 49.5  11/15 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    5 10 0
12/12 THE RED BLADES (578)     151 162  4 48.2  12/19 KANO CLAN (106)           4  2 0
13/11 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      66  73  1 47.5  13/14 DEVIATION (593)           4  6 0
14-13 LITERATE LOONS (538)     350 409 18 46.1  14/ 6 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      4 11 0
15/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       177 210 12 45.7  15- 2*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        3  2 0
16-14*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)     5   6  1 45.5  16/ 0*IRON RAGE II (618)        3  2 0
17/16 KANO CLAN (106)          348 431 22 44.7  17/ 8 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      3  6 0
18-18 HOLY LEGION (547)         34  46  3 42.5  18/11 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    57  78  4 42.2  19/20 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    2  5 0
20/19 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    41  61  2 40.2  20-18*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)    1  2 0
21/21 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      61 108  9 36.1  21/21*MORE COWBELL (611)        1  3 0
22/20*ALL JACKED UP II (616)     7  13  0 35.0  22-13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      1  4 0
23-22*TOMBSTONE (438)            2  14  0 12.5  23-22*TOMBSTONE (438)           1  4 0
24/23*MORE COWBELL (611)         1  10  0  9.1  24-23 HOLY LEGION (547)         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

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 695): DIONNE of CLUELESS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 700): SALDORINIVAN KIRO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 672): BRAVE 1 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 696): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 691): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 699): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 684): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 685): BABY ON BOARD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 639): KORGOTH of BARBARIA (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 583): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 529): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 577): THUNDER BUG of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 695): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 700): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 672): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 696): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 691): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 699): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 684): ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 685): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): THE BOWLS (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 639): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 583): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 577) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 696): KELLY of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 684): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 683): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 632): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 631): URCHIN of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SUNSET?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  TOOL SHED turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 
3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Now let's all watch BEN'S BAZAAR's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see CHARITY SPRINGS win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE beat TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL and TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL lost 39 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  RED HOUSE challenged SUNSET's Duelmaster for a shot at the 
throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, SUNSET may be getting bland, as 
ROLISTON stays top dog in the city.  Wildlife Unlimited, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From SUNSET's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SUNSET, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
NOMADIC TRIBE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it 
looks like CAJUN APOCALYPSE avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, FISH was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  LUPUS MAJOR was 
challenged by one of KANO CLAN's warriors this turn, with MOSHI HARU having a lead of 
24 points going into the fight.  And golly gee, MOSHI HARU bested LUPUS MAJOR.  
Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on 
this one, but MAN-O-WAR has challenged up by 29 in an attempt against DAGAN.  Not 
that I'm surprised or anything, but MAN-O-WAR was subdued by DAGAN, leaving the 
latter lower for recognition points.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSHI HARU 6704              19  10  2   127       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEDGEHEAD 6956              18  15  1   121       TOOL SHED (592)
 MITER BOX 6961               19  12  0   109       TOOL SHED (592)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            27  21  0   102       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 RED HOUSE 7103               13  10  0    98       THE BLUES (601)
-DOILY 6298                   12   7  1    98       HOLY LEGION (547)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984           14   7  0    95       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             13  12  2    95       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109    13  11  2    94       DEVIATION (593)
 BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708      11   6  1    91       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK LOTUS 6709              9   8  1    90       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 GRASS SEED 6923              17  17  0    89       TOOL SHED (592)
 ARIOCH 7423                  16   8  1    86       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 HARDY 7131                   13   8  0    86       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             8   5  0    84       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        7   3  1    84       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 HELRAZOR 7120                17  10  0    82       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             16   7  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    14   5  0    80       DEVIATION (593)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129           13  13  0    74       DEVIATION (593)
 BATWAMBA 7118                14  14  0    70       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TIMOTH 7328                  14  15  5    69       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   6  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)
 RAZE 7227                    10   7  0    67       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       7   7  1    66       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 REDUVIUS 7132                10  11  0    64       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            15  18  0    63       THE RED BLADES (578)
 PIETROS 7137                 14  12  0    58       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 DAGAN 7201                   12   8  0    58       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BELL 7258                     8   3  0    57       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIXUS 7100                  12  16  0    56       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 WHEELBARROW 7130             11   6  0    56       TOOL SHED (592)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                6   2  1    56       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              9   7  0    55       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 7   2  0    52       THE BLUES (601)
 COLD SHOT 7282                6   6  0    50       THE BLUES (601)
 CHARITY SPRINGS 7302          4   2  0    50       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          9   3  0    48       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     12  11  0    47       DEVIATION (593)
-CELINE 7148                   9   8  0    44       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FISH 7279                     7   4  1    43       THE BOWLS (610)
-CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             5   7  1    43       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 FEATHER 7178                  8   9  1    42       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BIX 7134                      6  14  0    42       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 RHASKOS 7221                  8  10  0    40       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      8   3  0    39       DEVIATION (593)
-MUSUBU KIN 7143               9  11  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 BULOUS 7354                   3   4  0    38       THE BOWLS (610)
-SALINGER 7180                 9   7  1    36       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 INSPIRE 7219                  9   6  0    35       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRESCENS 7261                 7   2  0    35       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 CC RIDER 7270                 6   7  1    34       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XIAN LIN 7204                 6   6  1    33       KANO CLAN (106)
-THAR 7347                     4   2  1    33       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 QUESTIONA 7372                4   1  0    33       THE BOWLS (610)
 MAPLE 7301                    7   2  2    31       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-RUTUBA 7265                   5   4  1    30       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-TITUS 7264                    6   3  0    28       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-PRISCUS 7263                  5   4  0    28       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 NUNMOR BLAK 7437              2   1  0    25       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   7  0    24       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MANUTE JR. 7299               5   3  0    24       THE BOWLS (610)
-TRIUMPHUS 7262                4   5  2    24       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 GALINA 7463                   2   0  0    24       DEATH MOB 4 (567)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 7365                2   3  0    21       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 JACK RUBY 7399                2   2  0    21       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            2   1  0    20       THE RED BLADES (578)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            3   2  0    17       TOOL SHED (592)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
-CLASH 6552                    2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
 RAYLOS 7432                   1   0  0    16       IRON RAGE II (618)
 STILETTO 7465                 1   1  0    16       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DUST 7353                     4   3  0    15       THE BOWLS (610)
 BOUDREAUX 7349                2   5  0    15       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            2   3  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455           1   1  0    14       THE RED BLADES (578)
 THOR 7431                     1   0  0    14       IRON RAGE II (618)
 JACK THA RIPPA 7400           2   2  0    13       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-WILD CARD 6558                2   1  0    13       THE JOKER'S WILD (566)
 DOOR MAN 7464                 2   0  0    13       THE BLUES (601)
 JACK IN THE BOX 7398          1   3  0    12       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-HELLER 7355                   2   4  1    11       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 THIBODEAUX 7350               2   5  0    11       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-GOGOL 7384                    1   2  0    11       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-KALKOR 7407                   1   0  0    11       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
-BILL BROCIUS 7291             1   1  0    11       TOMBSTONE (438)
-KITTEN 6593                   2   0  0    10       HOLY LEGION (547)
 FLAP JACK 7438                1   2  0     7       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 LOKI 7408                     1   3  0     6       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 ELDROND 7433                  1   0  0     6       IRON RAGE II (618)
-MAURIAC 7383                  1   2  0     5       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 OBSTAKUL 7473                 1   0  0     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BOLOGNA PONY 7403             1   1  0     4       MORE COWBELL (611)
 JACK AND COKE 7459            1   1  0     4       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 TANK EWE 7478                 1   0  0     3       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439         0   3  0     3       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-JOHNNY RINGO 7288             0   1  0     3       TOMBSTONE (438)
-TYMORA II 7406                0   2  0     2       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 BEASTLY SMURF 7479            0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-DIONYSOS 7409                 0   1  0     1       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 LOKI 7434                     0   1  0     1       IRON RAGE II (618)
 DAISY PUSHER 7476             0   1  0     1       MORE COWBELL (611)
 KORUNDOS 7477                 0   1  0     1       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 APOLLO 7435                   0   1  0     1       IRON RAGE II (618)

'-' 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  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PRACTICE DUMMY 7480     0  1 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   BLACK ORC             685  NONE
KADOKA 7222             9  5 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    LEVEL OF MALEVOL 7109 681  NOT REVENGED
HALBERD 7382            1  1 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    BANDIT PRINCE         685  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thibodeaux -- I appreciate all the things you taught me, but Parry?  Really?  I don't
plan on having to parry anything. -- Bulous

Thar -- Thought I'd be an easy win, did you?  Maybe, but not this time! -- Fish

Jack Ruby -- I think I understand what All Jacked Up means.... -- Manute Jr. the
bruised one

Nunmor Blak -- Good fight!  I knew I was feeling a little dodgey before this one --
Questiona

Wambasu the Bold -- You are quite bold in daring to challenge me!  Maybe some easier
prey next time (I have some names I can suggest if you need them). -- Dust

Whirled Peace -- Hah!  I got you on your challenge!  I thought I could handle that
fight, but the boss hasn't let me challenge.  It seems I should have done so.  Nice
try. -- Lupus Major

Beulla Ballbreaker -- Ouch.  You broke something.  My armor, I suppose.  But as for
your namesake, no, they are quite intact.  Besides, you really ought not aim there.
-- Walli

Reduvis -- I keep asking for a third avoid and the commission keeps saying "no."  I
really wish they would change their mind. -- Batwamba

Rhaskos -- Nice name.  Thanks for the victory. -- Gitchi

Dust -- That was NOT the plan.  Eventually Nomad is going to insist that I win one of
these things.  You're not helping. -- Wambasu

Gitchi -- I feel so honored, NOT!  I will "Gitchi" another time. -- Gwenhyvar

Segovax -- Say it ain't so.  Probably better this way, you were a little too short to
do much. -- Dark Overlords

VETERAN MERCENARY -- Man, you really are veteran, I think you are even older than I
am. -- Timoth

Xian Lin -- You got a taste of my "thumps", my "thumps", my lovely lady"thumps." --
Brunhilda

Fish -- It was like shooting you in a barrel last time, guess not this time. -- Thar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HALBERD was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PRACTICE DUMMY was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MOSHI HARU subdued LUPUS MAJOR in a 1 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
RED HOUSE was bested by ROLISTON in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HARDY was outlasted by WALLI WEEBLE in a 19 minute master's Challenge competition.
CHOCOLATE THERAPY overpowered REDUVIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
WHIRLED PEACE viciously subdued HELRAZOR in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BLACK LOTUS vanquished TIMOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BATWAMBA vanquished PIETROS in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN overpowered FISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CC RIDER was overpowered by LENNY SPARK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BULOUS was subdued by COLD SHOT in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR was handily defeated by GWENHYVAR in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
BIX demolished JACK RUBY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
MAN-O-WAR was handily defeated by DAGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
THIBODEAUX was vanquished by QUESTIONA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
XIAN LIN vanquished JACK THA RIPPA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LAVERN TEMPLE viciously subdued DUST in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
FLAP JACK was luckily beaten by MANUTE JR. in a 4 minute Challenge match.
STILETTO handily defeated BOLOGNA PONY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
NUNMOR BLAK beat SHIRLEY ISLAND in a exciting 1 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ARIOCH was handily defeated by MITER BOX in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SLEDGEHEAD demolished BEULLA BALLBREAKER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRASS SEED beat RAZE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HOOSIER DADDY lost to GITCHIGOOMIE in a 2 minute bout.
BRUNO SQUALL slimly lost to WHEELBARROW in a dull 19 minute brutal veteran's fray.
FEATHER was overcome by SMURF LIGHTNING in a exciting 2 minute duel.
CRIXUS was savagely defeated by BELL in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
INSPIRE was narrowly defeated by DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a tiresome 10 minute match.
RHASKOS was overpowered by CHARITY SPRINGS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPOONFUL outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 10 minute veteran vs. amateur fray.
MAPLE savagely defeated BOUDREAUX in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
PHILLIPS HEAD was subdued by GALINA in a exciting 2 minute gruesome struggle.
LOKI was overpowered by THOR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MIME BOGGLING handily defeated DAISY PUSHER in a 1 minute uneven match.
JACK IN THE BOX overpowered LOKI in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DOOR MAN beat KORUNDOS in a 1 minute novice's competition.
JACK AND COKE was viciously subdued by RAYLOS in a popular 6 minute novice's duel.
WAMBASU THE BOLD lost to ELDROND in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
APOLLO was outlasted by TANK EWE in a unpopular 8 minute beginner's conflict.
OBSTAKUL luckily beat BEASTLY SMURF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  37 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        38 -  28 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  61 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  37 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  28 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  82 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  54 -  3      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  18 -  1      31  |

Turn 685 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    12 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    4 - 13         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704            19  10  2  127 KANO CLAN (106)
BASHING ATTACK   SLEDGEHEAD 6956            18  15  1  121 TOOL SHED (592)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             19  12  0  109 TOOL SHED (592)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          27  21  0  102 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOUSE 7103             13  10  0   98 THE BLUES (601)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984         14   7  0   95 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUPUS MAJOR 7146           13  12  2   95 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      GITCHIGOOMIE 7251           8   5  0   84 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
AIMED BLOW       TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197  14   5  0   80 DEVIATION (593)
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 RAYLOS 7432.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAVERN TEMPLE 7359, FLAP 
JACK 7438, GALINA 7463, FEATHER 7178, BEASTLY SMURF 7479, RED HOUSE 7103, WHIRLED 
PEACE 6984, DUST 7353, MAPLE 7301, and BATWAMBA 7118.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEELBARROW 7130.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WALLI WEEBLE 6935, BRUNO SQUALL 7017, HARDY 7131, TANK EWE 
7478, SPOONFUL 7346, APOLLO 7435, DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281, JACK AND COKE 7459, 
OBSTAKUL 7473, and KORUNDOS 7477.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MOSHI HARU (21-6704) KANO CLAN (106)
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE (21-7109) DEVIATION (593)
ARIOCH (21-7423) MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)

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

ROLISTON (21-6697) DEATH MOB 4 (567)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes