DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/12/2012    Duedate: 12/25/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-706

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPOONFUL
THE BLUES (601)
(21-7346) [21-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAGAN                          GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE
BLOOD AND SAND (600)           TOON INN (629)
(21-7201) [23-13-0,117]        (21-7642) [8-0-0,85]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

XIAN LIN                       SNOW MAN
KANO CLAN (106)                SNOW FORT (628)
(21-7204) [16-15-1,75]         (21-7629) [0-4-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BLUES (601)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BLUES (601)             52
2. ALL JACKED UP II (616)      45      REAL BEER (424)
3. TOON INN (629)              32      Unchartered Team
4. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         32
5. OMINOUS REIGN (584)         21      TOON INN (629)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 REAL BEER (424)          133  66 10 66.8   1/ 5 THE BLUES (601)          12  3 0
 2/ 1*TOON INN (629)            16   8  1 66.7   2/ 1 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    8  7 1
 3/ 3 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     32  23  2 58.2   3/10*TOON INN (629)            8  7 0
 4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      475 361 20 56.8   4/ 9 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     8  7 0
 5/ 6*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)    9   7  1 56.3   5/ 8 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    7  8 0
 6/ 5 TOOL SHED (592)          129 104  2 55.4   6/15 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       6  4 0
 7/ 9 THE BLUES (601)          108  93  3 53.7   7- 3 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        6  4 0
 8/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      747 650 31 53.5   8/ 2 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      6  5 0
 9-10 420 B.C. (594)            73  66  7 52.5   9/13 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       6  7 0
10/11 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      184 168 11 52.3  10/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 1
11/12 BLOOD AND SAND (600)     111 115  4 49.1  11/ 6 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        6  9 0
12/13 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    56  64  4 46.7  12- 4 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     5  5 0
13/14 KANO CLAN (106)          376 463 22 44.8  13/12 TOOL SHED (592)           5  6 0
14/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       217 269 16 44.7  14/14 REAL BEER (424)           3  1 0
15/16 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    75  97  5 43.6  15/18*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)   3  3 0
16-17 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     42  61  5 40.8  16/11 KANO CLAN (106)           3  8 0
17-18 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        24  36  1 40.0  17-16 420 B.C. (594)            2  3 1
18/19*SNOW FORT (628)            3  15  0 16.7  18/19*SNOW FORT (628)           1  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Instinctively he stabbed forward with his Dagger but as his eyes fixed on their
target he realized the hand that had grabbed his shoulder was not the hooded stranger
but in fact his teammate.  Both parties reacted with instinct and the thrust missed
its target, thankfully.
     "What are you trying to do?  Kill me?" asked his teammate.
     He apologized and explained that he had decided to follow the mystery man to see
where he was going, perhaps even who he was.  His teammate warned him that arena
battles were dangerous enough he needn't be chasing mysterious strangers late at
night lest he get himself killed.  Or even killed someone else.
     The two gladiators returned to the Broken Bone to share a few drinks before it
closed, for tomorrow their training began for next week's duels.
     The next morning he arrived at his stable's training ring early to speak with
his manager.  He explained what he had done, and seen, or not seen, the previous
night and asked if perhaps the manager had heard anything as to who the hooded figure
may be.  He learned there had been much talk of him but nobody knew anything for sure
about who he might be.
     His manager explained that there had been rumors that several wagons had come to
town, under the cover of the night, perhaps 6 weeks ago but shortly after entering
town the few guards who were on duty that night found no reason to be suspicious of
the wagon train.  Though at an unusual time the party came aboard an official
Delarqan ship and had proper documentation from the Gladitorial Commision.  It was
the following night that his gladiator's obsession first appeared in town.  There was
no evidence that he was one of that ship's passengers however.
     He went on to explain that the rumors of a "wise old Magic," having come to town
were merely that; rumors.  No manager in town had anything but anecdotal evidence
that there was any ancient Magics about.  There had also been rumor that one of the
old vacated Guild Houses had shown signs of activity late at night, rather than
during the day as most operated, but this was nothing to be neccesarily wary of.  In
fact recently many old Gladitorial teams had returned to Sunset; some of them
returning to Guild Houses that they had retained ownership of, some that built fancy
new Guilds, and many others who simply rented some of the ancient Sunset "Houses of
Battle."
     Despite his manager's reassurances he was a wise old gladiator and had even held
the Duelmaster title for a turn.  Something deep inside of him stirred a restlessness
that this strange man had a secret that he was hiding, and he just had to know what
it was.  Perhaps he came with that late night wagon train, perhaps he brought it
here, perhaps he was a street urchin wandering the town for years that nobody had
ever paid notice of.  There was just something about him he could not put his finger
on but he could not simply "let it alone."  Regardless of how sore he was after
training today he planned to go to the Broken Bone Tavern and see if the dark
stranger showed his face again tonight.  And if not he would return every night
following until he could lay his suspicions to rest.  Some way or another....

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 716): ALLANA LORIMER of LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 598): PIGSKIN of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 693): KID KOALA of COLLEGE RADIO #4 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 717): NEWLIN PARRIT of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 712): JOE WILLIAMS of BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): ANZAHANZEK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 705): SHAWN CARTER of JAY-Z (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 706): KILL KITTEN of ARDUIN GRIMOIRE (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 705): WHEELBARROW of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 671): SASSAFRAS LASS of MIDNIGHT GREMLINS (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 660): EAGLE'S CLAW of TEAM FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 653): C-PAPPY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 604): SALMGEDAN of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 288): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 550): KOLBERT MOON of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 257): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 598): ELAYRON of BLOOD + ORANGES (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 716): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 598): THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): THE BLACK COMPANY (?, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 693): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 717): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 712): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 715): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 706): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 705): CAJUN APOCALYPSE (The Cajun, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 671): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 660): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 653): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 604): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 288): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 550): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 257): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 598) DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 721): HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPO of GENERATION X (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 711): LIZZIE BROADAXE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 720): ANZAHANZEK of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 705): DORA T. EXPLORA of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
                           MUGSY of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 705): NEVER FOREVER of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, I made it up here.  I knew I had you beat, Hardy.  You need a new
name.  Wait, is that spelled wrong?  Leprechaun never let me attend school.  He told
me to get out in the yard and let the others hit me.  I do like this throne, though,
fits my large backside quite nice.  This round I am going after other big dummies and
see who stands longer.

                    Good luck chumps!

                        Wheelbarrow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SUNSET.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, CAJUN APOCALYPSE.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too 
much drinking and too little dodging gave CELESTIAL WRATH a 0-0-0!  I got a good 
laugh out of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  
Thrust!  Block out the pain!  OMINOUS REIGN is now ranked 6th with a 3-2-0 turn.  
Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  
I ramble.  Well THE BLUES moved up 4, to 1st.  What's with BEASTLY SMURF?  She 
actually beat CAJUN APOCALYPSE's HARDY, and walked away with 21 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at TOOL SHED.  PHILLIPS HEAD lost 15 points to FLAP JACK.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PHILLIPS HEAD will provide more easy wins...  Another 
fighter (SPOONFUL 21-8-0) challenged another Duelmaster (WHEELBARROW 19-14-0).  Life 
goes on.  I'm sure SUNSET is excited about SPOONFUL, the new Duelmaster from THE 
BLUES.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to fighters 
with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  SUNSET thinks GRIM FANDANGO 
and their 747-650-31 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE BLUES ain't reelin'!  GRIM FANDANGO's 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, KILMOAR!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent JACK 
FROST!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 17 points!)  
BUMBLE should have an easy win.  BUMBLE's gonna be practicin' hard this week, after 
JACK FROST, lower ranked by far, mashed him!  MIME BOGGLING of BEN'S BAZAAR knows how 
to pick 'em.  He challenged LIL' JACK HORNER of ALL JACKED UP II who is up by 23.  
Now was this a wise move?  MIME BOGGLING perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
was subdued by LIL' JACK HORNER and ended up with 55 recognition points.   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  MAPLE, with hers 
forgettable 9-7-2,  was slain by EVNMOR BLAK in a forgettable match.  OMINOUS REIGN 
didn't seem to mind very much.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many 
skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
SUNSET is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPOONFUL 7346                21   8  0   109       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOEGARDEN 5554               15  14  0   125       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   14   5  2   125       REAL BEER (424)
-NANNERPUSS 7042              18   6  4   123       420 B.C. (594)
 DAGAN 7201                   23  13  0   117       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 FLAP JACK 7438               12  11  0   101       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 BELL 7258                    12   7  0    98       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 WHEELBARROW 7130             19  14  0    95       TOOL SHED (592)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           15   7  0    91       REAL BEER (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEASTLY SMURF 7479           11  11  1    88       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LIL' JACK HORNER 7507        12   5  2    85       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 7642     8   0  0    85       TOON INN (629)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             18   8  0    84       KANO CLAN (106)
-SILVER HAZE 6940             13  13  0    83       420 B.C. (594)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269           13   8  0    78       TOOL SHED (592)
 HARDY 7131                   20  15  0    77       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-PANAMA RED 7073              12   8  0    77       420 B.C. (594)
 XIAN LIN 7204                16  15  1    75       KANO CLAN (106)
 DONEGAL 7627                  6   0  0    72       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-METARU HEI 7058              18   8  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143              16  21  0    69       KANO CLAN (106)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOLLIVER 7595                 7   1  0    67       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVNMOR BLAK 7493             13   6  1    66       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 INSPIRE 7219                 13  10  1    63       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 RIVET 7577                    7   2  0    60       TOOL SHED (592)
 THE THRILL 7540               6   3  0    58       THE BLUES (601)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NICK SEAFORT 7513             9   7  1    55       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            9  14  0    55       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LUCIANA 7560                  8   3  0    55       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 SUPER CHICKEN 7644            5   2  1    54       TOON INN (629)
-THAK 7524                     8   4  0    53       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 JACK AND COKE 7459           13   9  0    50       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 KILMOAR 7605                  6   1  0    50       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
-HAMILCAR 7575                 4   2  1    45       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439        10  14  0    44       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TEXAS FLOOD 7608              4   3  1    44       THE BLUES (601)
 CHOK OWTLYN 7603              5   3  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241          4   1  1    33       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 KING BEE 7609                 3   4  0    33       THE BLUES (601)
 SUZY Q 7628                   3   0  0    33       THE BLUES (601)
-BRANDON 7641                  1   3  0    33       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-KNUCKLES 7096                 7   7  0    32       420 B.C. (594)
 BISHOP 7619                   4   3  1    32       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-VAX HOLSER 7624               4   1  0    32       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 OZADANWIN 7500                6   6  0    30       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-COLONEL ANGUS 7255            5   4  0    27       420 B.C. (594)
 SMITHWICK 6348                3   2  1    26       REAL BEER (424)
-BRACKUS 7640                  3   1  0    26       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 ABSENTE 7564                  7   4  0    25       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 FLUD 7529                     5   8  1    24       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 JACK FROST 7659               2   1  0    24       ALL JACKED UP II (616)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT 7606                 5   2  0    21       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 BOBBY ORR 7653                4   0  1    21       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 MAME HOSHIRO 7591             5   4  0    19       KANO CLAN (106)
-LORIO 7594                    4   4  0    18       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 WILYKIT SCARF 7386            2   0  0    17       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
-MUMRA SUSPENDERS 7358         2   0  0    16       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 BUMBLE 7632                   2   2  0    16       SNOW FORT (628)
-EDDIE BOSS 7637               2   2  0    16       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 TYQUAN DEAUX 7652             2   2  0    15       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 CONLAOCH 7661                 1   1  0    15       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SEVN HELLS 7636               3   2  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-RABANUS 7666                  1   1  0    14       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 UNDERDOG 7646                 3   0  0    13       TOON INN (629)
-SAMUEL 7639                   3   1  0    12       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 CENTAURIAN 7618               2   5  1    12       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-TRASPOP 7664                  1   1  0    12       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 THE ARGUMENT 7673             2   0  0    10       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242          1   1  0    10       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 SARAH THE CLERIC 7651         2   2  0     8       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 ICE HAMMER 7633               1   3  0     8       SNOW FORT (628)
 SL'S IRONWOOD 7671            1   1  0     8       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 EVERSTAR 7670                 2   0  0     7       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-SAWZALL 7650                  0   1  0     7       TOOL SHED (592)
 SARAH 7682                    1   0  0     6       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 SNOW MAN 7629                 0   4  0     6       SNOW FORT (628)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK SEAGNETTI 7660           1   2  0     5       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 WINTERWIND 7663               1   2  0     5       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 FRACTAL 7669                  1   1  0     4       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CHEETARA BIKINI 7375          0   2  0     2       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 CHICKENHAWK 7679              0   1  0     1       TOON INN (629)
-AR THE CRUSHER 1942           0   1  0     1       WILD OGRES (177)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THEOKOLES 7552          2  3 1 BLOOD AND SAND 600   CRESCENS 7261         703   
BIX 7134               13 19 0 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 NANNERPUSS 7042       704   
BELRINGR 7662           0  3 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    WURM KIN              706  NONE
SWAGG 7648              0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    CENTAURIAN 7618       703  REVENGED
MAPLE 7301              9  7 2 OMINOUS REIGN 584    EVNMOR BLAK 7493      706   
SNOW GRIZZLY 7681       0  1 0 SNOW FORT 628        BOBBY ORR 7653        706   
WHO CARES 7680          0  1 0 SNOW FORT 628        STONE GOLEM           706  NONE
BROKEN TOOL 7683        0  1 0 TOOL SHED 592        QUICKSILVER           706  NONE
TOM SLICK 7645          0  3 0 TOON INN 629         DARK CHAMPION         706  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

To the mystery spotlight writer -- Write on, Sir!  We wait with baited grog-smelling
breath! -- Stik

DM Wheelbarrow -- Congrats on the throne, now give us a column! -- Grim Fandango

Wild Ogres -- Welcome to Sunset, hope you're ready to dance.  First round's on us
tonight at the Broken Bone post-fights for all those who didn't catch a severe case
of death during the duels! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Archelf and Ominous Reign -- Great to see you back in action, my friend!  Blades up!!
-- Stik

Happy Holidays to all Sunsetters from Stik and Grim Fandango!  I'm askin' Santa for a
5-0-5 turn.  Chances may be slim on that one, but it can't hurt to ask, eh? -- Stik

Bishop -- Got me there, ouch. -- Sevn Hells

Is it bad if you get it handed to you by a stand-in?!?? -- Winterwind

Yes.  Yes it is! -- a disgruntled Stik, pondering Dark Arena options...

Well, I beat mine.  So there you go! -- Evnmor Blak

Wheelbarrow -- I won that fight! -- Hardy

Nannerpuss -- Then again... -- Hardy

Underdog -- Filthy dog! -- TQD

DM Wheelbarrow -- Guess you weren't left with the albino this time, congrats on
storming the castle and taking the throne. -- Ben's Bazaar

Cajun Apocalypse -- 9-6 isn't the best record I have seen take the top team by any
stretch of the imagination but it is not the lowest either, last turn however it was
enough so congrats. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Archelf and Ominous Reign -- Welcome back, hope you stay for the long haul. --
Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Wild Ogres and your manager -- Welcome back to Sunset is has been a long long long

long time since you fought that 1 solo fight so many moons ago, we hope you decide to
stick around and fight a whole squad or at least a few on a regular basis. --
Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

George of The Jungle -- Watch out for what tree?  <smack>  Never mind.....ouch. --
Mime Boggling

Sevn Hells -- I am number eight in case you were wondering. -- Bishop

King Bee - Slammin, yeah yeah, the king be slammin, oh-oh, raise it up raise it up,
oh-oh, who got beat by the big King Bee. -- Sarah the Cleric, that's who...word
<BOOM>  Sarah out! <exit stage left>

Dagan -- Guess you think you're pretty beastly don't ya?  Me, too. :(  Smurf sad. :'(
-- Beastly Smurf

Flud -- Watch is in affect, I repeat, Flud watch is in affect. -- Centaurian, the
Centaur Sentry

Arena Scribe of all that is historical and important -- Can we get a list of manager
names to go with the faceless? -- Gentleben, mgr of Ben's Bazaar

     I wouldn't mind having a few blanks filled in myself!  Here's what I've got:

420 B.C. (594)           Bubba Ganoosh    OMINOUS REIGN (584)      Archaic Elf
ALL JACKED UP II (616)   Pat Sajak II     RANDOM CHAOS (622)       ?
BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       Gentleben        REAL BEER (424)          Crip
BLOOD AND SAND (600)     Deep Thought     SNOW FORT (628)          ?
CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)   The Cajun        THE BLUES (601)          Buri
CELESTIAL WRATH (579)    Blackhart        THE UNHOLY ONES (624)    Daikkan
GRIM FANDANGO (454)      Stik             THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)  Storm Lord
KANO CLAN (106)          Doc Miracle      TOOL SHED (592)          Leprechaun
LUDUS MAGNUS (608)       ?                TOON INN (629)           Chuck
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      Nomad            WILD OGRES (177)         Hawk

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TOM SLICK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BELRINGR was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WHO CARES was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BROKEN TOOL was assassinated by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPOONFUL outlasted WHEELBARROW in a 22 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
XIAN LIN was devastated by BELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MUSUBU KIN was devastated by GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
FLAP JACK handily defeated PHILLIPS HEAD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MIME BOGGLING was vanquished by LIL' JACK HORNER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DONEGAL vanquished KILMOAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SUPER CHICKEN viciously subdued JACK AND COKE in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
WAMBASU THE BOLD was handily defeated by INSPIRE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
CHOK OWTLYN was demolished by THE THRILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
OZADANWIN was handily defeated by RIVET in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SMITHWICK bested SEVN HELLS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
CENTAURIAN was overcome by MIDNIGHT in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
KING BEE overpowered MAME HOSHIRO in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
BUMBLE was overpowered by JACK FROST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WINTERWIND was devastated by TYQUAN DEAUX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
UNDERDOG luckily beat JACK SEAGNETTI in a exciting 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
SUZY Q handily defeated FLUD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SL'S IRONWOOD luckily beat SNOW MAN in a exciting 5 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
THE ARGUMENT slimly won victory over FRACTAL in a 5 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
DAGAN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARDY was savagely defeated by BEASTLY SMURF in a 2 minute gory veteran's duel.
EVNMOR BLAK slaughtered MAPLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LUCIANA subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner melee.
BISHOP was overcome by TEXAS FLOOD in a 2 minute bout.
ABSENTE was viciously subdued by TYGRA ZOOT SUIT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
ICE HAMMER was overpowered by CONLAOCH in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
SARAH THE CLERIC was overcome by WILYKIT SCARF in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BOBBY ORR murdered SNOW GRIZZLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHEETARA BIKINI was luckily beaten by EVERSTAR in a 3 minute gruesome novice's bout.
SARAH savagely defeated CHICKENHAWK in a 2 minute gory beginner's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  31 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  40 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    74 -  73 -  6      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  45 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  59 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  31 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  39 -  1      35  |

Turn 706 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  9         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPOONFUL 7346              21   8  0  109 THE BLUES (601)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAGAN 7201                 23  13  0  117 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
BASHING ATTACK   FLAP JACK 7438             12  11  0  101 ALL JACKED UP II (616)
STRIKING ATTACK  GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE 7642   8   0  0   85 TOON INN (629)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INSPIRE 7219               13  10  1   63 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
AIMED BLOW       THE THRILL 7540             6   3  0   58 THE BLUES (601)
SLASHING ATTACK  KILMOAR 7605                6   1  0   50 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is XIAN LIN 7204.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNOW MAN 7629.  The ten other most popular fighters were JACK SEAGNETTI 7660, 
SUPER CHICKEN 7644, TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241, RIVET 7577, SMITHWICK 6348, MIDNIGHT 7606, 
BEASTLY SMURF 7479, WHO CARES 7680, LIL' JACK HORNER 7507, and DAGAN 7201.

The least popular fighter this week was WHEELBARROW 7130.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPOONFUL 7346, CHICKENHAWK 7679, SNOW GRIZZLY 7681, SARAH THE 
CLERIC 7651, ICE HAMMER 7633, THE ARGUMENT 7673, FLUD 7529, WINTERWIND 7663, CHOK 
OWTLYN 7603, and WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium