DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2013    Duedate: 10/29/2013

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-728

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SEVN HELLS
GRIM FANDANGO (454)
(21-7636) [17-10-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEVN HELLS                     THOR 2
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            TOMCATS (631)
(21-7636) [17-10-1,125]        (21-7859) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLASHBACK                      JUSTIN CREDIBLE
DESTINY (82)                   D.R.I. (536)
(21-820) [19-18-0,97]          (21-6514) [12-6-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL JACKED UP II (616)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL JACKED UP II (616)      43
2. CELESTIAL WRATH (579)       36      REAL BEER (424)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             26      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF MELODY (634)     19
5. DESTINY (82)                16      MUTANTS (5)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 REAL BEER (424)          140  68 10 67.3   1/14 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    9  6 1
 2/ 0*MUTANTS (5)                5   3  0 62.5   2/ 4 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      9  6 0
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      535 410 22 56.6   3/ 3 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        8  7 0
 4- 3 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     79  67  5 54.1   4/ 8 STEELERS (283)            7  6 0
 5- 4 THE BLUES (601)          159 135  4 54.1   5/ 2 D.R.I. (536)              7  8 0
 6/ 6 STEELERS (283)            56  49  2 53.3   6/ 6 KANO CLAN (106)           6  3 0
 7/ 5 D.R.I. (536)             139 122  7 53.3   7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  8 1
 8/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      797 705 33 53.1   8/10 DOK SIK KILLAS (633)      6  9 0
 9/ 8 BLOOD AND SAND (600)     161 165  8 49.4   9/12 MASTERS OF MELODY (634)   5  7 0
10/11*TOMCATS (631)             11  12  0 47.8  10/16 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     5  8 0
11/ 9 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        77  86  7 47.2  11/ 5 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        5  9 0
12/10 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       275 315 18 46.6  12/ 9 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       5 10 0
13/13 ALL JACKED UP II (616)   104 126  6 45.2  13- 1 THE BLUES (601)           4  1 0
14/12 KANO CLAN (106)          402 501 23 44.5  14/15*TOMCATS (631)             4  3 0
15/14 DOK SIK KILLAS (633)      42  53  4 44.2  15-11 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     3  2 1
16/15 MASTERS OF MELODY (634)   33  45  1 42.3  16-13*PACE INVADERS (635)       3  7 1
17/16 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     50  76  5 39.7  17/18 DESTINY (82)              3  7 0
18-17 MORE COWBELL (611)        18  29  0 38.3  18/ 0*MUTANTS (5)               1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 DESTINY (82)              67 115  4 36.8  19/17 REAL BEER (424)           1  1 0
20-19*PACE INVADERS (635)        8  17  3 32.0  20-19 MORE COWBELL (611)        0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 738): S... MC of RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 743): PETE HARNISCH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 715): QUEEN OF COOL of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 734): DOVAHKIIN of SKYRIM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): YORKE of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 727): SLITHERING IDIOT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): ACE of CONSORTIUM CREW (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): SEVN HELLS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 682): NILISMARIN SALM of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): MOONDARK of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 299): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 292): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 572): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 620): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 738): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 620): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 743): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 715): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 734): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 742): TOLBIN'S BP (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 727): THIRSTY THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 728): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 693): STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 382): SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 626): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 299): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 292): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 572): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 620) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 742): DAVID CONE of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 739): SAIRY WELLS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 727): HAMILCAR of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 681): ZINA of SOUL WARRIORS (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 676): KARMIC KUDZU of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 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 participant's
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 or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
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:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or 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)

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.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

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 at any time 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.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, 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.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     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 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     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 noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What is HAP-UHN-ING fellow Sunsetters?!??  Sevn Hells here.  The new DM.  Yep.
That's right.  Cause mainly on account of the old one didn't show up.  Somethin'
about the mail, like yeah what the hell is THAT, anyway?!??  Pppththhhthh!!!  I fight
for REALSIES, I'm tellin' you right now!  Nothing like the roar of the crowd, the sun
overhead, the sand under your feet, the blood pumping hard in your veins as you
proceed to make the blood pump hard OUT of the hapless bastard who was unlucky enough
to find himself across from you, and the--(pause as Stik interrupts and whispers in
his ear)--whadaya MEAN, I fight by mail too?!??  I don't--(Stik leans in and whispers
heatedly again)--Okay, what is this "all vehr-chuall" crap you're feeding me here??
Mail, verh-chuall, more crazy talk, this is all over my head here....I seriously need
another ale.  Bah!  The Old Man should know by now not to give me too much
information to process at once.  Next thing you know, he'll be telling me my sword's
made out of...I don't know....PAPER or some such nonsense!!  (Snorts and blows the
foam off his freshly delivered ale, takes a satisfying drink and appears to calm
down).
    Anyways, so when I saw ol' Ozadanwin across from me, I was a wee bit worried,
actually.  Cause he had just made my stablemate, who's all 'look at me, I'm getting
prepped for the tourney!  I get to go on a trip, oh lah-dee-freakin'-dah!', look like
a rookie last turn.  It was actually pretty funny, tell the truth.  Sorry, bro!  But
anyways, so I take my weapon in my two dirty little hands and I proceed to absolutely
go to TOWN on the guy!  I don't even know where it came from.  Just felt right, you
know?  The Old Man says I may have found my favorite weapon, which is hard for a
striker to do, he tells me.  So that's cool, I guess.  If it means I continue to win
and hang out up here at the top until I become immortal and all, I can go with that!
I didn't even challenge anyone this turn, I'm pretty sure, so if little miss Suzy Q
or anyone else wants to take their chances, my dance card is OPEN!  That's it from
the top, for this turn at least!  Seeya!

Sevn Hells
Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SUNSET a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE BLUES is pushed out of top team by ALL JACKED UP II, who came from 
14th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  I understand that Baba Yaga's Bar and Grill is buying 
the drinks for ALL JACKED UP II tonight, to honor their rise to 1st after this turns 
4-1-0.  Hmmm.  And let's see, SUDDEN IMPACT fought SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI and gained 19 
points and contributed to CELESTIAL WRATH's 2-1-0.  VELOW has lost to SMITHWICK, 
falling 11 points, while helping make DOK SIK KILLAS a 3-2-0 turn.  Well done, 
SUNSET, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps SEVN HELLS 
is not as thrilled, being challenged 6 times.  THAK challenged for the Duelmastership 
this turn, attempting to dethrone GRIM FANDANGO's warrior.  Defending his title for 
another turn, SEVN HELLS kept RANDOM CHAOS' warrior, THAK, from claiming the throne.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
Baba Yaga's Bar and Grill?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BEN'S BAZAAR stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SUNSET, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided BEN'S BAZAAR stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was GRIM 
FANDANGO.  Anyone surprised?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  
GRIM FANDANGO has sent CHOK OWTLYN to the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the 
ale, and toast the memory.  It's a dark day for DOC LEGRAND'S LAB V2, seeing how 
DIERKIN from THE UNHOLY ONES has not been revenged for killing PETULANT PELICAN.  Is 
it really true that SUNSET has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SUNSET, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVN HELLS 7636              17  10  1   125       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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)
-SUZY Q 7628                  11   6  0   116       THE BLUES (601)
-TEXAS FLOOD 7608             13  14  2   115       THE BLUES (601)
 BRACKUS 7640                 14  12  1   110       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-KILMOAR 7605                 15  11  1   106       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 IXION 7741                   10   4  0   106       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             23  16  0   103       KANO CLAN (106)
-SOULSTICE 7709               12   6  0   103       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 WEBSTER 3197                 17  10  0   100       STEELERS (283)
 FLASHBACK 820                19  18  0    97       DESTINY (82)
 METARU HEI 7058              24  14  0    94       KANO CLAN (106)
 BISHOP 7619                  16  12  1    93       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CENTAURIAN 7618              13  15  2    93       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           15   7  0    91       REAL BEER (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THAK 7524                    17  17  0    88       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 OZADANWIN 7500               18  16  0    87       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439        20  26  0    86       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514         12   6  0    86       D.R.I. (536)
 SL'S IRONWOOD 7671           17   7  1    80       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HARRIS 3200                  16  11  1    80       STEELERS (283)
 OENOMAUS 7708                12   9  0    75       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 JACK FROST 7659              11  14  0    73       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 BONHAM 7738                   8   7  0    73       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 SIGURD YARLSON 822           12  25  0    72       DESTINY (82)
 MAME HOSHIRO 7591            11  16  1    72       KANO CLAN (106)
 BJORN YARLSON 824            14  23  2    71       DESTINY (82)
-NICK SEAFORT 7513            12   8  1    70       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 DARK HYENA 823               12  26  1    67       DESTINY (82)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIERKIN 7827                  5   0  1    66       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 TORINO 7753                  10   7  0    63       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 JACK B. QUICK 7789            7   5  0    61       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD 7293       6   2  0    59       MORE COWBELL (611)
 MELAKY 7775                   5   6  0    59       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-ABSENTE 7564                 14  16  0    58       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451       13  10  0    57       D.R.I. (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMITHWICK 6348                6   4  1    55       REAL BEER (424)
 MONTEREY JACK 7831            4   3  1    55       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 HIJACK 7806                   6   4  1    54       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 CHELL 7723                    9  10  1    53       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
-SARAH 7682                   12   8  0    48       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 JOE MAMA 6771                 9   6  0    47       D.R.I. (536)
 LZZY 7809                     6   1  0    47       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 GRAMM 7719                    9  10  2    43       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 BUILD A BARD 7764            10   6  0    42       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-HOOCHIE COOCHIE 7816          5   2  0    42       THE BLUES (601)
-MANILOW 7781                  7   1  1    40       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 EDDIE BOSS 7637               6   3  0    40       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 DJORGUN 7785                  5   7  2    39       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-TARUM 7852                    3   1  0    37       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 MEAN JOE GREEN 4740          10   4  1    35       STEELERS (283)
 VELOW 7720                    8  11  0    35       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 LOYD 7739                     6   9  0    35       RANDOM CHAOS (622)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROFFESSOR PUMMEL 7846        4   2  0    33       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 UNCLE RIPP 7854               3   1  0    32       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
-PACEBOOK 7746                 3   2  1    30       PACE INVADERS (635)
-PACEBALL 2 7855               3   0  2    29       PACE INVADERS (635)
 THOR 2 7859                   3   0  0    28       TOMCATS (631)
 IOVIS 7799                    6   4  1    25       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BLAKMOON 7790                 4   7  0    25       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THE HUNTRESS 2248             2   2  0    25       DESTINY (82)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUINOUS 7800                  4   7  0    23       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DELAMAR 7805                  3   2  0    22       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 SUDDEN IMPACT 7877            1   1  0    20       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
-MEAT POPSICLE 7376            1   1  0    20       MORE COWBELL (611)
-HEY JOE 7826                  3   3  0    17       THE BLUES (601)
-PACE VENTURA 7747             2   3  0    17       PACE INVADERS (635)
 WILLIOM 18                    2   2  0    14       MUTANTS (5)
-MUSTANG SALLY 7864            1   0  0    14       THE BLUES (601)
 SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI 7845       3   3  0    12       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 AUGIE 7853                    3   1  0    12       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 FANECA 7810                   2   2  0    12       STEELERS (283)
-BULLSEYE 7674                 1   3  0    12       TOMCATS (631)
-PESKY 7675                    3   1  0    10       TOMCATS (631)
 TRAEVENMORE 7851              2   3  0     9       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-PETE 7678                     2   2  0     8       TOMCATS (631)
-BUDDY 7677                    2   2  0     8       TOMCATS (631)
-THE DUDE 20                   1   0  0     7       MUTANTS (5)
-MIKE THE MILLER 17            1   0  0     7       MUTANTS (5)
-SIR JAMMES 16                 1   0  0     7       MUTANTS (5)
 LIQUID SKY 7858               1   3  0     6       D.R.I. (536)
-RODGER 19                     0   1  0     1       MUTANTS (5)
 HENDRIX 7888                  0   1  0     1       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
-CARRINGTON 7878               0   1  0     1       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JACK LEG 9 7887         0  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 MR. TWISTER           728  NONE
JACKELOPE 7849          1  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 PACEBALL 2 7855       725   
FADE AWAY 7879          0  2 0 CELESTIAL WRATH 579  BLACK ORC             728  NONE
DAISY 7886              0  1 0 D.R.I. 536           DARK CHAMPION         728  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MONCHICHI MAGUS 6834    3  2 0 D.R.I. 536           DJORGUN 7785          724  JUST REVENGED
PETULANT PELICAN 7815   3  1 0 DOC LEGRAND'S LA 637 DIERKIN 7827          724  NOT REVENGED
CHOK OWTLYN 7603       13 17 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    QUICKSILVER           728  NONE
FLEA 7798               2  9 0 MASTERS OF MELOD 634 QUICKSILVER           728  NONE
GIBSON 7844             1  3 0 MASTERS OF MELOD 634 PACEBALL 2 7855       726   
HONEY BADGER 7295       8  4 0 MORE COWBELL 611     KILMOAR 7605          727   
STALLWORTH 4764         4  5 0 STEELERS 283         MONTEREY JACK 7831    726   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sevn Hells -- Congrats on the throne, guess it doesn't matter how you get it just as
long as you get it right?  What the hell! -- Ben's Bazaar

D.R.I. and Blood and Sand -- Couldn't let us have this one could you?  Noooooooo... 
you guys are so selfish. -- Ben's Bazaar

Bo nham -- Come back any time, bro. -- Centaurian

Flashback -- HOLY BLAST FROM THE PAST, YOU'RE OLD!!!  Welcome back, I look forward to
beating again. -- Bishop

Blakmoon -- I like the name...but I like the win even more...thanks. :D -- Build a
Bard

Captured Orc -- You bastard.... -- Proffessor Pummel

Fade Away -- You missed the shot, bud. -- Sam-Mariah Samurai

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHOK OWTLYN was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLEA was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FADE AWAY was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JACK LEG 9 was killed by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DAISY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
THAK was overpowered by SEVN HELLS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
WAMBASU THE BOLD was devastated by FLASHBACK in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CENTAURIAN bested HARRIS in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
JUSTIN CREDIBLE was unbelievably bested by METARU HEI in a 9 minute Challenge fight.
MAME HOSHIRO was unbelievably bested by SL'S IRONWOOD in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
SOCRATES OF SHRED lost to SIGURD YARLSON in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
OENOMAUS narrowly defeated TORINO in a exciting 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
JOE MAMA slimly won victory over DJORGUN in a exciting 4 minute Challenge contest.
BUILD A BARD was demolished by BONHAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SMITHWICK overpowered VELOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
EDDIE BOSS overcame LOYD in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
IOVIS was devastated by HIJACK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PROFFESSOR PUMMEL overpowered BLAKMOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
IXION overpowered BJORN YARLSON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HAMILCAR was narrowly defeated by BRACKUS in a 2 minute bloody master's conflict.
OZADANWIN was beaten by WEBSTER in a exciting 6 minute gory expert's fight.
BISHOP slimly lost to MINAMI TORI in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory expert's duel.
JACK FROST savagely defeated MELAKY in a 2 minute gory fight.
DARK HYENA lost to JACK B. QUICK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
MONTEREY JACK overpowered THE HUNTRESS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LZZY won victory over GRAMM in a 5 minute bout.
CHELL vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
MEAN JOE GREEN beat RUINOUS in a action packed 5 minute brutal competition.
SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI was overpowered by SUDDEN IMPACT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FANECA was handily defeated by UNCLE RIPP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TRAEVENMORE was outlasted by AUGIE in a tiresome 13 minute novice's fight.
LIQUID SKY was overpowered by THOR 2 in a 1 minute uneven bout.
WILLIOM demolished HENDRIX in a 1 minute uneven contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         AIMED BLOW        42 -  35 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  32 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  18 -  3      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  38 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  37 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  53 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  45 -  3      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  57 -  4      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  31 -  0      34  |

Turn 728 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SEVN HELLS 7636            17  10  1  125 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   BRACKUS 7640               14  12  1  110 RANDOM CHAOS (622)
AIMED BLOW       IXION 7741                 10   4  0  106 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
TOTAL PARRY      MINAMI TORI 7077           23  16  0  103 KANO CLAN (106)
PARRY-STRIKE     FLASHBACK 820              19  18  0   97 DESTINY (82)
LUNGING ATTACK   BISHOP 7619                16  12  1   93 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OZADANWIN 7500             18  16  0   87 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      TORINO 7753                10   7  0   63 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    BUILD A BARD 7764          10   6  0   42 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
SLASHING ATTACK  EDDIE BOSS 7637             6   3  0   40 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLASHBACK 820.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514.  The ten other most popular fighters were DJORGUN 7785, 
BISHOP 7619, MAME HOSHIRO 7591, OENOMAUS 7708, SIGURD YARLSON 822, TORINO 7753, 
WEBSTER 3197, FLASHBACK 820, OZADANWIN 7500, and MEAN JOE GREEN 4740.

The least popular fighter this week was AUGIE 7853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRAEVENMORE 7851, HENDRIX 7888, LIQUID SKY 7858, FANECA 7810, 
SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI 7845, THE HUNTRESS 2248, MELAKY 7775, BJORN YARLSON 824, BLAKMOON 
7790, and IOVIS 7799.

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

HAMILCAR (21-7575) BLOOD AND SAND (600)

               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. 

                   GHOST SHRIMP (15-4472) LITTLE EVIL SHRIMP  (449) 
                        GREEN KING (21-5183) REAL BEER  (424) 
                     ADDUCTOR MAGNUS (21-5922) MUSCLE MEN  (511) 
                  SASSAFRAS LASS (36-7558) MIDNIGHT GREMLINS  (631) 
                     EUROPEAN HAND BULL (73-3099) THE BULLS  (43) 
                            WOR (82-1001) ON A ROLL  (169) 
                 TUNNELING GERBIL (82-16719) LUROCIANS FTF021  (2541) 
                   BLACK HOLE (82-30144) LUCROCIANS FTF04M3  (4938) 
                    HANNAH (82-35298) SUPERIOR FORCES 4501  (5815) 
                BEARDED AXE WOUND (82-37883) CLEARING TO PLOW  (6288) 
                    SMELLY STOCKS (82-39949) MARKET CRASH  (6649) 
                    SAACRED HIGH (82-40687) ROOKIE CULT 43  (6793) 
                      GOLD (82-49985) 4 LETTER TREASURE  (8402) 
                         ITCHY GOO (84-7105) 011609S  (1345) 
                   SUNSHINE (84-19002) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601  (3373) 
                        PEPP (84-27296) 4-LETTER PIZZA  (4845) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AMANDA 987 (149-147-7)                 1  4  0         THE CRIPPLERS        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOUCHSTONE 3330 (39-28-0)              1  4  0         DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS 

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUICIDE 4832 (38-17-1)                 3  3  0         APPLE CIDER          
THE PHANTOM 1447 (90-50-4)             3  3  0         THEM                 

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLAP YOURSELF SILLY 4697 (42-38-0)     6  3  0         SORE LOSERS          
SURLY DECKHAND 6568 (68-73-1)          6  3  0         SEA DOGS             

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOEGARDEN 5554 (15-14-0)               4  3  0         REAL BEER            
STELLA ARTOIS 5560 (15-7-0)            3  3  0         REAL BEER            
WHIRLED PEACE 6984 (15-9-0)            3  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
THAT! 5272 (14-5-2)                    2  3  0         REAL BEER            
THAK 7524 (14-13-0)                    1  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRANDON 7641 (12-6-3)                  6  3  1         RANDOM CHAOS         
BRACKUS 7640 (11-8-1)                  3  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         
KILMOAR 7605 (12-9-0)                  0  3  0         THE UNHOLY ONES      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAVE NELSON 6280 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         NEWS RADIO           
SLAYER OF NAZGULS 7501 (6-3-1)         4  3  0         DEVIATION            
SEVN HELLS 7636 (12-8-1)               2  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONHAM 7738 (4-4-0)                    9  3  1         MASTERS OF MELODY    
GRAVITY THIEF 5627 (8-2-2)             4  3  1         KILL AT WILL         
LITTLE FUJIKO 5630 (6-4-0)             2  3  0         KILL AT WILL         
SMITHWICK 6348 (3-3-1)                 1  3  0         REAL BEER            
LOYD 7739 (3-5-0)                      0  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MELAKY 7775 (2-2-0)                    4  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         
BLAKMOON 7790 (2-2-0)                  2  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
FLEA 7798 (1-3-0)                      1  3  0         MASTERS OF MELODY    
MANILOW 7781 (4-0-0)                   0  3  0         MASTERS OF MELODY    
RUINOUS 7800 (2-2-0)                   0  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DELAMAR 7805 (0-0-0)                   6  3  0         THE UNHOLY ONES      
DIERKIN 7827 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         THE UNHOLY ONES      
CINNAMON BUNS 7830 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
LZZY 7809 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         MASTERS OF MELODY