DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2012    Duedate: 06/26/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-693

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FISH
THE BOWLS (610)
(21-7279) [14-5-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FISH                           FREDDIE MERCURY
THE BOWLS (610)                CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
(21-7279) [14-5-1,113]         (21-6753) [3-6-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GRASS SEED                     BULOUS
TOOL SHED (592)                THE BOWLS (610)
(21-6923) [20-19-0,100]        (21-7354) [8-7-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK OVERLORDS (612)        47
2. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          31      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         31      Unchartered Team
4. WORLD BLADES (621)          29
5. CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)      29      RANDOM CHAOS (622)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BRANDY HALL (515)         12   4  0 75.0   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      447 335 20 57.2   2/ 3 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    9  6 1
 3/ 0 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        129 102  5 55.8   3/ 8 THE BLUES (601)           9  6 0
 4/ 4 THE BOWLS (610)           50  40  5 55.6   4/ 6 THE RED BLADES (578)      8  7 2
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (593)          138 112  8 55.2   5/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 6/ 6 TOOL SHED (592)          100  84  2 54.3   6/ 7 THE BOWLS (610)           7  8 0
 7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      722 610 30 54.2   7/ 5 DEVIATION (593)           6  7 0
 8- 8 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        35  30  5 53.8   8/11 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        6  9 1
 9- 9 LORDS OF CHAOS (619)      40  35  7 53.3   9/15*CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     6  9 1
10-10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      178 164 11 52.0  10/ 4 TOOL SHED (592)           6  9 1
11/11 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    28  27  3 50.9  11/19 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      5  1 0
12/12 THE BLUES (601)           74  74  2 50.0  12/16*RANDOM CHAOS (622)        5  5 0
13/ 2*RANDOM CHAOS (622)         5   5  0 50.0  13/10*IRON RAGE II (618)        5 10 2
14/13 THE RED BLADES (578)     175 178  8 49.6  14/ 9 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5 10 0
15/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       194 229 13 45.9  15-13 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       4  1 0
16/14 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      82  97  2 45.8  16/21 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    4  6 1
17/16 KANO CLAN (106)          356 443 22 44.6  17-14 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        3  3 0
18/17 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    45  72  3 38.5  18/12 KANO CLAN (106)           3  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      68 119  9 36.4  19/20*WORLD BLADES (621)        2  5 1
20/19*IRON RAGE II (618)        14  26  5 35.0  20-17 BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
21/20*CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     14  30  4 31.8  21-18 LORDS OF CHAOS (619)      1  0 0
22/21*WORLD BLADES (621)         2   5  1 28.6  22/ 0 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        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 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 703): WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 585): THE LIZARD KING of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 708): HYPE MACHINE of GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 680): KAI-GAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 704): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 699): ODD of BALTO (JE, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 707): DEBBIE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 692): ULF SUNDERHELM of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): BABY ON BOARD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 692): COLD SHOT of THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 658): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 647): WALKER of ZOMBIE SQAUD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 640): SOCKLESS CRITIC of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 591): DEAN of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 537): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 585): ELAYRON of BLOOD + ORANGES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 703): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 585): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 708): GENERATION X (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 680): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 704): TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 699): MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 707): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 692): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 692): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 658): SERPPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 647): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 640): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 591): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 585) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 584): CHAKTIRI of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
                           TASAIO of HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 680): KAI-GAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 703): WATSON of TECHNOLOGY (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 693): LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 657): KHYLAR of WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 646): UNCUT HARE of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): LOUIE MURH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Look at me, top dog in this city!  At least for this turn.  Not bad for someone
that Buri almost DA'd at 1-4-0, huh?  That makes me 7-4-0 since then, which is more
like what I expected.  I guess all it took was a threat.  Now, I'll go ahead and
challenge Fish this turn since he asked so nicely, whoever wins gets out of here that
much sooner, so it's a win-win for everybody. -- Cold Shot

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  It was a tough week for TOOL SHED, to drop 6 places in the rankings.  
Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, DARK OVERLORDS has advanced 8 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for RAZE, who flew up 21 points in the rankings 
after mashing BEULLA BALLBREAKER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BLACK LOTUS was bested by 
REDUVIUS and drops 16 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 
'Challenge me'!  COLD SHOT made a challenge against FISH this week.  It's a proud day 
for the THE BOWLS stable, as their warrior, FISH, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SUNSET arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid GRIM FANDANGO, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE 
RED BLADES' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
GRIM FANDANGO.  And who is this PHILLIPS HEAD you ask, with 59 points and a 8-2-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity 
that had TIMOTH challenge up 29 points in the rankings to take on LUPUS MAJOR?  To 
the crowd's chants of 'Bo-zo bo-zo bo-zo', LUPUS MAJOR was taken out by the 
lower-ranked TIMOTH.  (Maybe it's time to think Dark Arena?).  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, BLACK JACK went after ELDROND, who was higher by 20 points.  
Well, when the dust settled, BLACK JACK was dealt death by ELDROND.  NELIX of RANDOM 
CHAOS had better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge 
which he lost.  I thought NELIX showed great skill and promise when he lost to NICK 
SEAFORT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, just when you thought it 
was safe to put a new warrior in the arena.  No no!  DEVOLVED EVOLUTION, a mere boy, 
was slain by BRUNO SQUALL this turn.  We might as well mark the passing of JACK OF 
ALL TRADES, who was relatively new to the arena at 3-1-0.  Probably killed before its 
first shave.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  DEVOLVED EVOLUTION was killed by BRUNO SQUALL 
(The true definition of 'Street Pizza').  Congrats to CRIXUS for revenging the death 
of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding DUST a bit of dirt).  In the 'Oops, 
What Have I Done?' category, THOR was mashed by TANK EWE, who let THOR know that 
killing members of BEN'S BAZAAR is a no-no.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the SUNSET giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISH 7279                    14   5  1   113       THE BOWLS (610)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZE 7227                    16   9  0   107       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DAGAN 7201                   17  11  0   101       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 GRASS SEED 6923              20  19  0   100       TOOL SHED (592)
 BATWAMBA 7118                18  18  0    95       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TIMOTH 7328                  16  19  5    95       DARK OVERLORDS (612)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLD SHOT 7282               11   9  0    92       THE BLUES (601)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251            12   8  0    86       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            21  20  2    85       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708      13   7  1    85       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SPOONFUL 7346                11   6  0    84       THE BLUES (601)
 CRIXUS 7100                  16  20  0    83       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MITER BOX 6961               20  16  0    82       TOOL SHED (592)
 BEASTLY SMURF 7479            7   2  1    81       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             16   7  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 REDUVIUS 7132                11  13  0    80       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 PIETROS 7137                 18  16  1    79       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 HARDY 7131                   14  10  0    77       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-SARADOC 5987                 11   4  0    77       BRANDY HALL (515)
 BULOUS 7354                   8   7  1    76       THE BOWLS (610)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             17  16  2    73       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     17  14  0    73       DEVIATION (593)
 LENNY SPARK 7160             13  11  0    72       THE RED BLADES (578)
-BELL 7258                    10   7  0    72       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   6  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK LOTUS 6709             10  10  1    65       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 FLAP JACK 7438                6   4  0    63       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 DUST 7353                     8   7  1    62       THE BOWLS (610)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            8   2  0    59       TOOL SHED (592)
 SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455           6   4  1    59       THE RED BLADES (578)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281     12   7  0    58       DEVIATION (593)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHEELBARROW 7130             13   9  0    56       TOOL SHED (592)
 XIAN LIN 7204                10  10  1    56       KANO CLAN (106)
-INSPIRE 7219                 12   9  1    55       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                8   4  1    51       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 QUESTIONA 7372                8   5  1    48       THE BOWLS (610)
 DOOR MAN 7464                 6   4  0    47       THE BLUES (601)
-TRIUMPHUS 7262                5   8  3    46       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143              10  15  0    45       KANO CLAN (106)
 OBSTAKUL 7473                 8   1  0    44       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439         5   6  0    43       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 EVNMOR BLAK 7493              5   1  0    43       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THAR 7347                     5   3  1    42       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 GALINA 7463                   4   1  0    41       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-PRISCUS 7263                  7   6  1    40       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 RITA POOLE 7505               4   1  1    39       THE RED BLADES (578)
-MAPLE 7301                    9   5  2    38       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BIX 7134                      6  17  0    35       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            4   6  0    35       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 FREDDIE MERCURY 6753          3   6  0    34       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRESCENS 7261                 9   4  0    31       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 JACK AND COKE 7459            5   4  0    28       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 ELDROND 7433                  6   2  2    27       IRON RAGE II (618)
 TANK EWE 7478                 6   3  0    27       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-EDGE 7485                     3   1  0    26       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 LIL' JACK HORNER 7507         3   1  1    24       ALL JACKED UP II (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            6   5  0    23       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MICKEY O'RION 6752            3   6  2    23       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 PHOENIX 7489                  2   0  1    23       WORLD BLADES (621)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SON OF SOL 6756               5   4  2    22       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
-BRUNHILDA 7365                3   4  0    22       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 THOR 7431                     3   5  2    21       IRON RAGE II (618)
-PSYCHOMATIC 7502              2   1  0    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 NICK SEAFORT 7513             2   2  0    20       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 BRIDGE OF SIGHS 7517          2   1  0    20       THE BLUES (601)
 THAK 7524                     2   0  0    20       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-SLAYER OF NAZGULS 7501        2   2  0    19       DEVIATION (593)
-MOURNBLADE 7441               2   0  0    18       LORDS OF CHAOS (619)
-THRAEY 7515                   2   0  0    18       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 OZADANWIN 7500                2   3  0    17       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BOUDREAUX 7349                3   7  0    16       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 RAYLOS 7432                   2   6  1    13       IRON RAGE II (618)
 KORUNDOS 7477                 1   3  0    13       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 LEXXEL 7521                   1   1  0    12       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
 DEIMOS MARSDEN 6762           1   7  0    10       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 WARM KITTY 7538               1   1  0    10       IRON RAGE II (618)
 FLUD 7529                     1   1  1     8       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 LAWN 7545                     1   0  0     7       THE BOWLS (610)
-PARIS 7490                    0   1  0     7       WORLD BLADES (621)
 UTHRED 7496                   1   1  0     6       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 LUPE 7525                     1   1  0     6       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-GURGI 7526                    1   0  0     5       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 SOFT KITTY 7541               1   1  0     4       IRON RAGE II (618)
 THE THRILL 7540               1   1  0     4       THE BLUES (601)
 NELIX 7523                    1   1  0     4       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 BIG WRECK 7535                1   1  0     4       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 GRANGER 7522                  0   2  0     2       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-GRAHLUK 7445                  0   1  0     1       LORDS OF CHAOS (619)
 BEN ZUDDHIST 7542             0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK JACK 7506         1  3 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 ELDROND 7433          693   
JACK IN THE BOX 7398    3  4 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455   689  NOT REVENGED
JACK OF ALL TRAD 7508   3  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 RITA POOLE 7505       693   
JACK RUBY 7399          3  4 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 QUESTIONA 7372        689  NOT REVENGED
JACK THA RIPPA 7400     4  3 2 ALL JACKED UP II 616 INSPIRE 7219          689  REVENGED
ALPHA SMURF 7495        1  4 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     THOR 7431             692  JUST REVENGED
HE BE GB'S 7518         1  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     LIL' JACK HORNER 7507 693   
AGRON 7537              0  2 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   BANDIT PRINCE         693  NONE
KERZA 7484              2  6 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   BANDIT PRINCE         693  NONE
RHASKOS 7221            9 13 0 BLOOD AND SAND 600   DUST 7353             689  JUST REVENGED
EILONWY 7514            0  1 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   RAYLOS 7432           690  REVENGED
DEVOLVED EVOLUTI 7519   2  1 0 DEVIATION 593        BRUNO SQUALL 7017     693   
TISTHESEASON2BLE 7197  17  7 0 DEVIATION 593        BRUNO SQUALL 7017     690  REVENGED
KINDRED 7520            0  3 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    DARK CHAMPION         693  NONE
STILETTO 7465           3  5 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    MICKEY O'RION 6752    691  JUST REVENGED
MOUMAE JIRO 7499        2  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        PHOENIX 7489          693   
TITUS 7264              7  6 0 LUDUS MAGNUS 608     BEASTLY SMURF 7479    692   
NEEDLENOSE 7527         0  2 0 TOOL SHED 592        FLUD 7529             693   
CRAP 7543               0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 621     WURM KIN              693  NONE
CRAPPY 7544             0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 621     ARENAMASTER HART      693  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grass Seed -- Just wanted to give it a try... thanks for all the teaching!  If I can
keep learning like that maybe it won't be too long before I'm skilled enough to keep
up with you guys higher up in the rankings. -- Dust

Pietros -- Don't know why I have to get frantic before I really start fighting.
Almost got me! -- Fish

Musubu Kin -- Glad I got the jump on you in this one. -- Questiona

Reduvius -- Tough random matchup for you, I'll take the win and not feel even a
little guilty. -- Bulous

Bruno Squall -- Well done that time... wasn't sure if you had that in you! --
Dirtywork Scapegoat

Wheelbarrow -- You should have named yourself Timex... because you took a lickin'! --
My Sword and Savior

Evnmor Blak -- You must have been wearing that damn ring! -- Slayer of Nazguls

Kindred -- That was for my buddy Nazgul! -- Devolved Evolution

Nomadic Tribe -- I haven't forgotten about that top spot..... I'm coming for it! --
Deviation

All -- Sorry for the lack of introduction. I am Blackhart, manager of Celestial
Wrath.  Don't ask where the stable name came from... I must have been drunk, which
seems appropriate as my warriors are fighting like they're drunk.

Bordreaux -- Who said "Go!"? I didn't hear anyone say "Go!". -- Deimos Marsden

Bix -- Honestly... a big boy like you going down after that tiny little prick from my
epee? -- Freddie Mercury

Grim Fandango -- Bloodfeuding with a scum TP?!?  Stiletto must be rolling over in his
grave. -- Mickey O'rion

Lavern -- Excellent fight!  I wouldn't mind doing that again.  I will need to make
sure our blacksmith does a better job sharpening my blade next time. -- Son of Sol

Lil' Jack Horner -- 1-1 now.  Loser of the next one buys the beer. -- Nick Seafort

Bulous -- I have actually got on the throne in a different arena from way down in the
Ch. Champs by using the last turn of a BF that had already been avenged. -- Bill the
Bard

Scapegoat -- As it turns out dirty work is one of my especialities as well. -- Bruno

Door Man -- Nice thought. -- Lenny

Spark Jack and Coke -- Oh well, better luck (for me!) next time. -- Rita

Poole Triumphus -- A big, tall man like you not afraid of a little BOOM BOOM are you?
-- Shirley

Son of Sol -- Good fight.  Bill tells me all of your kills are against The Red
Blades.  Musta been wimpy ones. -- Lavern

Cold Shot -- Congrats on the throne.  Good luck up there! -- The Red Blades

DM Cold Shot -- You took your shot and it paid off, congrats. -- Ben's Bazaar

Xain Lin -- Ben promised me that you would go down easily which you might have done
had you given me a chance to swing. -- Mime Boggling

Wambasu The Bold -- Attacking a offenseless sheep!  Yeah, you're a bold one alright.
-- Tank Ewe

Thor -- I thought you would have a hammer, guess the story books were wrong. -- Ghost
of Alpha Smurf

Lexxel -- Most excellent, thank you. -- He Be GB's

Ludus Magnus -- Twas not my intent to slay your comrade but they don't call me a
beast for nothing. -- Beastly Smurf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KERZA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AGRON was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
KINDRED was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
CRAPPY was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARTH in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
CRAP was assassinated by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRIXUS bested DUST in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
EVNMOR BLAK vanquished MICKEY O'RION in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
TANK EWE beat THOR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
DEVOLVED EVOLUTION was assassinated by BRUNO SQUALL in a 2 minute Bloodfeud melee.
COLD SHOT was vanquished by FISH in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
DAGAN viciously subdued GITCHIGOOMIE in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
SPOONFUL overcame BULOUS in a popular 6 minute Challenge bout.
TIMOTH demolished LUPUS MAJOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BEASTLY SMURF handily defeated SHIRLEY ISLAND in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
QUESTIONA was demolished by LENNY SPARK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
FLAP JACK viciously subdued WHEELBARROW in a popular 3 minute Challenge conflict.
OBSTAKUL was savagely defeated by PHILLIPS HEAD in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
WAMBASU THE BOLD savagely defeated JACK AND COKE in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
JACK OF ALL TRADES was slain by RITA POOLE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
THAR overpowered BIX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BOUDREAUX was handily defeated by FREDDIE MERCURY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
FLUD savagely slew NEEDLENOSE in a 1 minute brutal beginner's Challenge fight.
NELIX was overpowered by NICK SEAFORT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fray.
BLACK JACK was unbelievably slain by ELDROND in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
BEULLA BALLBREAKER was overpowered by RAZE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRASS SEED overpowered MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a popular 2 minute gory uneven fight.
MITER BOX was demolished by BATWAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLACK LOTUS was viciously subdued by REDUVIUS in a 1 minute veteran's fray.
HARDY viciously subdued DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a tiresome 21 minute gory duel.
PIETROS was defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
GWENHYVAR overpowered LAVERN TEMPLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
XIAN LIN defeated GALINA in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
MUSUBU KIN was overcome by DOOR MAN in a 1 minute match.
MIME BOGGLING devastated RAYLOS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SON OF SOL savagely defeated LUPE in a 3 minute bloody match.
DEIMOS MARSDEN was overpowered by BRIDGE OF SIGHS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
OZADANWIN subdued UTHRED in a 5 minute brutal amateur's match.
LIL' JACK HORNER viciously butchered HE BE GB'S in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
MOUMAE JIRO was savagely slain by PHOENIX in a 3 minute bloody novice's competition.
LEXXEL won victory over THE THRILL in a 1 minute novice's match.
GRANGER was subdued by LAWN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's duel.
KORUNDOS subdued SOFT KITTY in a 2 minute beginner's conflict.
THAK handily defeated BEN ZUDDHIST in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BIG WRECK was narrowly defeated by WARM KITTY in a 2 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  29 -  2      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       54 -  46 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  64 -  4      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  46 -  7      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  70 -  6      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  33 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        27 -  41 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 693 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FISH 7279                  14   5  1  113 THE BOWLS (610)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAZE 7227                  16   9  0  107 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAGAN 7201                 17  11  0  101 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRASS SEED 6923            20  19  0  100 TOOL SHED (592)
PARRY-LUNGE      GITCHIGOOMIE 7251          12   8  0   86 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      BRUNO SQUALL 7017          21  20  2   85 THE RED BLADES (578)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MITER BOX 6961             20  16  0   82 TOOL SHED (592)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEASTLY SMURF 7479          7   2  1   81 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
WALL OF STEEL    PIETROS 7137               18  16  1   79 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 BULOUS 7354.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAGAN 7201, FLAP JACK 
7438, PHILLIPS HEAD 7269, WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439, THOR 7431, GRASS SEED 6923, REDUVIUS 
7132, XIAN LIN 7204, SON OF SOL 6756, and UTHRED 7496.

The least popular fighter this week was DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were HARDY 7131, BEN ZUDDHIST 7542, DEIMOS MARSDEN 6762, 
RAYLOS 7432, MUSUBU KIN 7143, LAVERN TEMPLE 7359, PIETROS 7137, MITER BOX 6961, NELIX 
7523, and NEEDLENOSE 7527.