DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/27/2013    Duedate: 12/10/2013

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-731

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BELL
OMINOUS REIGN (584)
(21-7258) [16-7-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BELL                           GENERAL KILLS
OMINOUS REIGN (584)            THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
(21-7258) [16-7-0,131]         (21-7613) [5-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUZY Q                         MAME HOSHIRO
THE BLUES (601)                KANO CLAN (106)
(21-7628) [13-7-0,108]         (21-7591) [12-18-1,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MASTERS OF MELODY (634)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REAL BEER (424)             49
2. ORCS (641)                  44      REAL BEER (424)
3. ALL JACKED UP II (616)      38      Unchartered Team
4. DESTINY (82)                32
5. THE BLUES (601)             32      THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)  17   7  2 70.8   1/ 2 MASTERS OF MELODY (634)   9  4 1
 2/ 1 REAL BEER (424)          143  69 11 67.5   2/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       9  6 1
 3/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      544 416 23 56.7   3/ 1 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        9  6 1
 4/ 5 THE BLUES (601)          166 143  4 53.7   4/ 3 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      8  6 0
 5/ 0 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     81  70  5 53.6   5/10 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       7  7 0
 6- 4 STEELERS (283)            59  51  2 53.6   6/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       7  8 0
 7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      804 712 33 53.0   7/13 THE BLUES (601)           7  8 0
 8/ 6 D.R.I. (536)             145 129  7 52.9   8/11 D.R.I. (536)              6  7 0
 9/ 8 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      194 178 12 52.2   9/12 DESTINY (82)              5  5 0
10/12 TOMCATS (631)             14  14  0 50.0  10/ 8 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    5  5 0
11/ 9 BLOOD AND SAND (600)     169 171  8 49.7  11/ 4 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     5  9 1
12/ 0 DARK AT HEART (586)      160 162 12 49.7  12/17 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        4  6 1
13/10 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       284 321 19 46.9  13/14 REAL BEER (424)           3  1 1
14/11 RANDOM CHAOS (622)        81  92  8 46.8  14- 6 STEELERS (283)            3  2 0
15/13 MASTERS OF MELODY (634)   42  49  2 46.2  15/16 TOMCATS (631)             3  2 0
16/14 ALL JACKED UP II (616)   109 131  6 45.4  16/ 0*THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)  2  2 0
17/15 KANO CLAN (106)          403 507 23 44.3  17/ 0*ORCS (641)                2  3 0
18-16 DOK SIK KILLAS (633)      44  56  4 44.0  18/ 0 DARK AT HEART (586)       2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*ORCS (641)                 2   3  0 40.0  19/ 0 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     2  3 0
20/17 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     55  85  6 39.3  20- 9 DOK SIK KILLAS (633)      2  3 0
21/18 DESTINY (82)              72 120  4 37.5  21-19*PACE INVADERS (635)       1  4 0
22-19*PACE INVADERS (635)        9  21  3 30.0  22/15 KANO CLAN (106)           1  6 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 741): BOBO THE DOG BOY of CARNIVAL FREAKS (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): PETER NETLEY of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 746): ARGULA of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 718): BEAST MODE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 742): ISOBEL KLINE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 737): SON OF JOHN of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALBOA of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 730): HREIDMAR THE RED of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): DIP of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): CENTAURIAN of BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): ONE MIC of STILLMATIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): TALKS NONSTOP of BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 679): STUD of DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): ATOMIC PUNK of VAN DUEL (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 575): DANG LEN of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 623): CRYSOPRASE of ILLFANG PACT (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 741): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 623): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 746): OUR HIGHEST HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 718): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 742): PLAY BALL (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 737): BLACK AND BLUES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 730): THE MENTORS (Dr. Feelgood, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 731): STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 730): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 696): TOLBINS HIVE D (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 685): BASH BROS CHILDREN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 679): DEALER'S CHOICE (The Dealer, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 629): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 575): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 623) PLAY BALL et al (The Dealer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 740): MUTANT BLOWBY of GOD SQUAD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 746): ARGULA of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 718): THE UPTIGHT MAN of OUT OF PROZAC (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 742): ISOBEL KLINE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 745): BALOR of DEMONS & DEVILS (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 730): AGENT OF BRUTALITY of EXTREME AGGRESSION (Var, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 628): SKALVORD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 575): SUBWAY of PUBLIC TRANSIT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

<Trumpets sound>
<a cheer arises>
<enter the DM>

     Good day to you all!  Please make yourselves comfortable.  I would like to start
out by saying that I am grateful to be here and be alive.  I survived my first
defense of the throne even with Gentleben at the "helm."  Suzy Q gave it a valiant
effort.  Food show ole girl, good show.  I believe I sent out my challenges to Bell
and Ozadanwin, the two top CCs that fought last turn.  Nice to see the rest of the
team doing well as we took over the current top team spot.  It's been a while since
we held that title.  Here's to us trying to keep it next turn.  If I manage to hold
on to the throne again I should get my invite, we shall see, though, I need to win
first, so first things first right?
     I would like to take this opportunity to tell all the returning managers and
warriors glad to have you and may your purses and bellies be full and your blades
brite red with blood.  Keep your swords sharp and your minds sharper.  Good luck to
you all.
     Well, I have talked enough, let's eat, drink and be with Mary.

Tell next time,
Centaurian, DM

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MASTERS OF MELODY now holds the 
crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, 
THE BLUES has advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was ALL 
JACKED UP II who went from last turn's 105-130-6, to this week's record of 109-131-6. 
Hey everybody, watch out for SMITHWICK, who flew up 44 points in the rankings after 
mashing SOULSTICE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was IXION, who dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with JACK FROST.  The most challenged warrior this week was 
CENTAURIAN.  If this keeps up, our Duelmaster's going to need more avoids!  BELL got 
through to the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt she was more than anxious to kick 
CENTAURIAN's tail out of the throne!  It's a proud day for the OMINOUS REIGN stable, 
as their warrior, BELL, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE BLUES, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause GRIM FANDANGO beats feet every time THE BLUES smiles 
at them.  Try farming, eh?  Was it guts or an overtaxed mental capacity that had 
TARUM challenge up 30 points in the rankings to take on JOE MAMA?  I don't know about 
you, but when I saw TARUM step out on the sands with JOE MAMA, I though it was over 
before it started.  Good upset TARUM!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
SEVN HELLS went after BRACKUS, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, SEVN HELLS beat BRACKUS.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  MANILOW says to his dog--'Who should I 
fight this week?'.  Dog says 'WURM KIN'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to 
sleep.  This week 5-8-0 MELAKY was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters 
with similar records who might take notice of this.  It's not often when you see a 
13-7-0 warrior like SOULSTICE kick the bucket.  I wonder if GRIM FANDANGO will 
recover from the blow.  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as DIERKIN goes down 
under the sword of THAK.  Thanks to this, THAK now has 105 recognition points.  On a 
sad note, SOULSTICE found an early retirement at the hands of SMITHWICK this week.  I 
wonder what GRIM FANDANGO will be doing about it?  Carrion Bird Heaven:  DIERKIN was 
put to death by THAK (The true definition of 'Street Pizza').  Here's some advice:  
warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL 7258                    16   7  0   131       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514         15   6  0   125       D.R.I. (536)
-HOEGARDEN 5554               15  14  0   125       REAL BEER (424)
-THAT! 5272                   14   5  2   125       REAL BEER (424)
 SMITHWICK 6348                9   4  2   119       REAL BEER (424)
 TEXAS FLOOD 7608             15  15  2   115       THE BLUES (601)
 FLASHBACK 820                21  18  0   109       DESTINY (82)
 SEVN HELLS 7636              18  12  1   108       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 KILMOAR 7605                 16  11  1   108       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 SUZY Q 7628                  13   7  0   108       THE BLUES (601)
-WEBSTER 3197                 18  10  0   106       STEELERS (283)
 THAK 7524                    18  18  1   105       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 DARK HYENA 823               14  26  1   103       DESTINY (82)
 BONHAM 7738                  10   8  0   101       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 OZADANWIN 7500               20  17  0    94       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 OENOMAUS 7708                15   9  0    94       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BISHOP 7619                  18  13  1    92       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CENTAURIAN 7618              15  16  2    92       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439        21  28  0    91       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-STELLA ARTOIS 5560           15   7  0    91       REAL BEER (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 7001                 17  20  3    90       DARK AT HEART (586)
 METARU HEI 7058              24  17  0    89       KANO CLAN (106)
 JACK B. QUICK 7789            9   5  0    88       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 BRACKUS 7640                 15  13  1    87       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 JACK FROST 7659              12  15  0    83       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 TORINO 7753                  13   7  0    82       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BJORN YARLSON 824            15  24  2    79       DESTINY (82)
-HARRIS 3200                  16  12  1    77       STEELERS (283)
 SL'S IRONWOOD 7671           18   9  1    75       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 NICK SEAFORT 7513            12  10  1    73       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 INSPIRE 7219                 14  13  1    72       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ACHERON 7179                  9   6  1    71       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MAME HOSHIRO 7591            12  18  1    69       KANO CLAN (106)
 IXION 7741                   10   7  0    69       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SIGURD YARLSON 822           12  27  0    67       DESTINY (82)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451       14  12  0    64       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUILD A BARD 7764            12   7  0    63       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LZZY 7809                     9   1  0    62       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 HIJACK 7806                   7   5  1    60       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 ABSENTE 7564                 14  17  0    59       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJORGUN 7785                  7   8  2    56       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 GENERAL KILLS 7613            5   0  0    56       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
 SORROW 7257                   5   4  0    53       DARK AT HEART (586)
-MEAN JOE GREEN 4740          11   4  1    52       STEELERS (283)
 SARAH 7682                   12   9  0    49       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 BLAKMOON 7790                 6   8  0    49       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TARUM 7852                    4   2  0    49       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 HOOCHIE COOCHIE 7816          6   4  0    47       THE BLUES (601)
 LOYD 7739                     7  10  0    46       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 JOE MAMA 6771                10   8  0    44       D.R.I. (536)
-GRAMM 7719                    9  11  2    44       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 MONTEREY JACK 7831            4   5  1    39       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI 7845       5   4  1    38       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-VELOW 7720                    8  12  0    36       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 RUINOUS 7800                  5   9  0    34       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELAMAR 7805                  4   2  0    33       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
-PACEBALL 2 7855               3   1  2    33       PACE INVADERS (635)
 TRAEVENMORE 7851              4   4  1    31       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 EDDIE BOSS 7637               7   5  0    30       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 BUDDY 7677                    4   2  0    29       TOMCATS (631)
-UNCLE RIPP 7854               3   2  0    29       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 GANNICUS 7897                 2   0  0    29       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 IOVIS 7799                    7   6  1    28       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-PACE VENTURA 7747             3   3  0    28       PACE INVADERS (635)
 HENDRIX 7888                  3   1  0    25       MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
 KILLOGG'S 7614                3   2  0    25       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROFFESSOR PUMMEL 7846        5   4  0    23       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 FEVER DREAM 7892              2   1  0    22       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 EVERSTAR 7670                 4   2  0    21       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MAZORN 7884                   1   0  0    20       ORCS (641)
 MUSTANG SALLY 7864            2   2  0    19       THE BLUES (601)
-AUGIE 7853                    4   1  0    18       DOK SIK KILLAS (633)
 THOR 3 7902                   1   1  0    18       TOMCATS (631)
 HEY JOE 7826                  4   5  0    17       THE BLUES (601)
 THE HUNTRESS 2248             2   4  0    16       DESTINY (82)
 TOTAL 7612                    3   2  0    15       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
 SUDDEN IMPACT 7877            2   3  1    15       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 JUKHA 7883                    1   0  0    15       ORCS (641)
 SICKNESS 7380                 1   0  0    14       DARK AT HEART (586)
 SHREDDED KNEES 7615           3   2  0    13       THE CEREAL KILLERS (627)
-BULLSEYE 7674                 1   3  0    12       TOMCATS (631)
-PESKY 7675                    3   1  0    10       TOMCATS (631)
-MILLER 7874                   1   0  0    10       STEELERS (283)
-FANECA 7810                   2   3  0     9       STEELERS (283)
-PETE 7678                     2   2  0     8       TOMCATS (631)
 CARRINGTON 7878               1   3  0     8       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 CERES 7896                    2   1  0     7       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 JACK SABBATH 7891             1   1  0     7       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 BODY HAMMER 7903              1   1  0     4       D.R.I. (536)
 SHAGOL 7885                   0   1  0     3       ORCS (641)
 NARROD 7881                   0   1  0     3       ORCS (641)
 QOG 7882                      0   1  0     3       ORCS (641)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUS 7381                      0   1  0     2       DARK AT HEART (586)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BETTY 7904              0  1 0 D.R.I. 536           BANDIT PRINCE         731  NONE
LIQUID SKY 7858         1  4 0 D.R.I. 536           TRAEVENMORE 7851      729  REVENGED
SOULSTICE 7709         13  7 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    SMITHWICK 6348        731   
DA IV 7905              0  1 0 MASTERS OF MELOD 634 QUICKSILVER           731  NONE
MANILOW 7781            8  2 2 MASTERS OF MELOD 634 WURM KIN              731  NONE
HONEY BADGER 7295       8  4 0 MORE COWBELL 611     KILMOAR 7605          727  NONE
FRACTAL 7669            3  3 1 OMINOUS REIGN 584    WURM KIN              731  NONE
NIGHTI 7803             1  3 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    SPYMASTER             731  NONE
PACEBOOK 7746           3  3 1 PACE INVADERS 635    SAM-MARIAH SAMUR 7845 729   
MELAKY 7775             5  8 0 RANDOM CHAOS 622     SHEWISH GIANT         731  NONE
BUDWEISER 7890          0  1 0 REAL BEER 424        QUICKSILVER           731  NONE
DIERKIN 7827            5  1 1 THE UNHOLY ONES 624  THAK 7524             731   
THOR 2 7859             3  1 0 TOMCATS 631          SUDDEN IMPACT 7877    729  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Justin Credible and D.R.I. -- The death of Liquid Sky was an accident, the Tribe
rarely intends to kill.  At another time I might question a CC challenging an init,
but a BF is a special situation and as a team you really had no choices that didn't
massively outrank me.  So Sky is avenged.  Honor to you.  But while the BF was
expected, I do have one issue--how is it that Justin only taught me ONE skill?  My
learn rate previouly has been well above that, but here when I am forced into a
nearly hopeless fight that should at least afford me a great opportunity to learn I
get... one skill.  Very disappointing.  I'm sure it disappointed you as well. --
Traevenmore

Metaru Hei -- Ah, somebody I can beat!  I knew there had to be a few of you around
here!  Don't worry, I'm sure your manager won't do to you what he did to the last 3
champion level scum on that team.  Will you break the streak and avoid the night
fights? -- Wambasu

Team Destiny -- Who are you???  I love that team id number--82.  It is even half of
ours, and the Tribe was established somewhere around 1989/90.  A blast from the past
is always welcome!  So, a hearty welcome bacK!  Just tell Stik you are here to
support Sunset and no doubt you can get a few free pints out of the old man down at
the Broken Bone Tavern.  If that doesn't work, tell him Ben sent you, sympathy
usually gets the guy to buy a round.  Welcome back to the best arena in Alastari! --
Nomad and the Tribe

Dark Hyena -- A bad idea.  Wood equals chew toy for hyenas apparently.  Ouch. --
Ironwood

Bjorn Yarlson -- Sometimes a blind challenge can work. -- Torino

Bonham -- Well, a dangerous matchup stylewise, but I think that one worked out pretty
nicely.  Had a good melody. -- Ozadanwin

Suzy Q -- So close but no bananas for you. -- Centaurian

Ruinous -- You ruined my dreams and my self image...thanks. -- Proffessor Pummel

Ixion -- Ha!  You were bested!  It said so in the NL... no matter what you say! --
Bishop

Eddie Boss -- Boss?  Really?  Are you what goes for Boss in your stable?  Sorry...
maybe your boss should revisit your annual review. -- Build A Bard AKA Resume Builder

Tarum -- I tear um up eh?  I was hopping for a little more out of you with that name.
-- Sam-Mariah Samurai

Soulstice -- Argh!! -- Nick Seafort

Build A Bard -- Are you slummin', or what?  With all those fights shouldn't you be
higher up in the rankings?  Thanks for the 6 skills. -- Eddie Boss

Buddy -- I'm still breathing.  That the best you can do? -- Sudden Impact

Everstar -- Hmmm...I won, but I think you fought better. -- Carrington

Nighti -- 5 hits for you, 1 for me.  Winner?  Me...Ceres-ly. -- Ceres

Destiny -- Big welcome back!  It appears to have been a long time!  I don't remember
you right off the bat from the old Sunset days (I ran the Cripplers back then) but
there's a lot I don't remember!  Drinks on us down at the Broken Bone tonight! --
Stik and Grim Fandango

Masters of Melody -- By ONE POINT!  Aaargh!! -- Grim Fandango

Ben and the Bazaar -- 'Grats on the nice 3-turn!  This, however, will not prevent us
from wiping the arena walls with the carcass and bloody remnants of your former
Duelmaster! -- Grim Fandango

All Jacked Up -- Congrats on hitting triple digit wins!  You are now a "Made Manager"
of Sunset! -- Stik and G.F.

Welcome back as well to Celestial Wrath and D.R.I.!  I may be a bit late on this one,
but what the hell.  Great to see you on the Sunset sands again! -- Stik

Whoever thought Barry Manilow had it in him to survive the Dark Arena?!??  Not us....

Flashback -- Good to see your team back in action but that was a surprise I did NOT
need.  I flashed back all the way out of the CC's! -- Sevn Hells

Nick Seafort -- Thanks for the comeback win and the pile o' skills to boot! --
Soulstice

We won, we won!!  Holy crap, we won!! -- Ruinous and Blakmoon

Well, the results of the fall tourney should be in this here newsletter.  We get to
see the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I haven't had a TV from one of my Sunsetters
for a looong time.  Seems like 6-3 or 5-3 is about the ceiling these days.  It's one
of the weird things about this arena is that we've never had a really strong
contingent in ADM nor have we ever been a big tourney presence.  I'll take my share
of the blame on both of those I guess!  Oh well, drinks for the winners and the
survivors at the Double-B tonight!--Stik

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANILOW was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MELAKY was luckily killed by  SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
FRACTAL was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
NIGHTI was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA IV was murdered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BETTY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
BUDWEISER was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BUDDY bested SUDDEN IMPACT in a 1 minute Bloodfeud competition.
BONHAM overpowered METARU HEI in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BISHOP was vanquished by JUSTIN CREDIBLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BELL overpowered CENTAURIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title match.
SUZY Q beat OZADANWIN in a exciting 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
INSPIRE was bested by OENOMAUS in a exciting 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
SEVN HELLS demolished BRACKUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
DJORGUN was viciously subdued by SOCRATES OF SHRED in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
SL'S IRONWOOD unbelievably bested MAME HOSHIRO in a 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
RUINOUS was bested by LOYD in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
HOOCHIE COOCHIE was defeated by BUILD A BARD in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
MONTEREY JACK was overpowered by LZZY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SAM-MARIAH SAMURAI was overpowered by HIJACK in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
BLAKMOON devastated EDDIE BOSS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TARUM won victory over JOE MAMA in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
FEVER DREAM handily defeated THE HUNTRESS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THOR 3 bested CERES in a popular 1 minute gory novice's Challenge bout.
MUSTANG SALLY vanquished CARRINGTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FLASHBACK vanquished ACHERON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOULSTICE was murdered by SMITHWICK in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
TEXAS FLOOD handily defeated DESPAIR in a 1 minute uneven bout.
KILMOAR savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute competition.
WAMBASU THE BOLD was overpowered by DARK HYENA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JACK B. QUICK handily defeated SIGURD YARLSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NICK SEAFORT was narrowly defeated by TORINO in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
THAK executed DIERKIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BJORN YARLSON handily defeated ABSENTE in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched match.
IXION was defeated by JACK FROST in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
SARAH was demolished by GENERAL KILLS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SORROW demolished PROFFESSOR PUMMEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IOVIS was demolished by DELAMAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GANNICUS overpowered KILLOGG'S in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEY JOE was overcome by EVERSTAR in a 5 minute bloody match.
TOTAL was vanquished by TRAEVENMORE in a 4 minute one-sided match.
BODY HAMMER was luckily beaten by SICKNESS in a 5 minute bloody beginner's duel.
HENDRIX subdued PUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's conflict.
SHREDDED KNEES defeated SHAGOL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute novice's brawl.
JACK SABBATH overcame NARROD in a 2 minute brutal novice's conflict.
MAZORN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
JUKHA vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QOG was handily defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  21 -  4      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  33 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  38 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  34 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  20 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  44 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        39 -  41 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  49 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  55 -  4      40  |

Turn 731 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-STRIKE       5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  8         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  7         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BELL 7258                  16   7  0  131 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514       15   6  0  125 D.R.I. (536)
PARRY-STRIKE     FLASHBACK 820              21  18  0  109 DESTINY (82)
SLASHING ATTACK  KILMOAR 7605               16  11  1  108 THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
AIMED BLOW       BONHAM 7738                10   8  0  101 MASTERS OF MELODY (634)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OZADANWIN 7500             20  17  0   94 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      METARU HEI 7058            24  17  0   89 KANO CLAN (106)
BASHING ATTACK   BRACKUS 7640               15  13  1   87 RANDOM CHAOS (622)
PARRY-LUNGE      TORINO 7753                13   7  0   82 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
WALL OF STEEL    BUILD A BARD 7764          12   7  0   63 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUZY Q 7628.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MAME HOSHIRO 7591.  The ten other most popular fighters were MELAKY 7775, SHAGOL 
7885, BONHAM 7738, SUZY Q 7628, OENOMAUS 7708, DJORGUN 7785, INSPIRE 7219, LOYD 7739, 
KILMOAR 7605, and NICK SEAFORT 7513.

The least popular fighter this week was TOTAL 7612.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QOG 7882, SICKNESS 7380, EVERSTAR 7670, KILLOGG'S 7614, IOVIS 7799, 
PROFFESSOR PUMMEL 7846, DIERKIN 7827, SIGURD YARLSON 822, WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439, and 
DESPAIR 7001.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CENTAURIAN (21-7618) BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

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

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE PHANTOM 1447 (97-50-4)             3  3  0         THEM                 
SUICIDE 4832 (41-22-1)                 2  3  0         APPLE CIDER          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REAGANOMICS 6182 (27-15-1)             0  2  0         D.R.I.               

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SURLY DECKHAND 6568 (71-73-1)         13  3  1         SEA DOGS             
BATWAMBA 7118 (23-36-0)                0  2  0         NOMADIC TRIBE        
SLAP YOURSELF SILLY 4697 (44-44-0)     0  2  0         SORE LOSERS          

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRACKUS 7640 (14-12-1)                 0  2  0         RANDOM CHAOS         
HARRIS 3200 (16-12-1)                  0  2  0         STEELERS             
THAK 7524 (17-17-0)                    0  2  0         RANDOM CHAOS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NICK SEAFORT 7513 (12-8-1)             3  3  0         CELESTIAL WRATH      
SL'S IRONWOOD 7671 (17-8-1)            1  3  0         NOMADIC TRIBE        
CHELL 7723 (10-10-1)                   0  1  0  DEAD   DOK SIK KILLAS       
STREET LEGAL 5869 (6-2-0)              0  2  0         I MAGI               

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD 7293 (6-2-0)        5  3  0         MORE COWBELL         
SOULSTICE 7709 (12-6-0)                5  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
JOE MAMA 6771 (10-6-0)                 2  3  0         D.R.I.               
VELOW 7720 (8-12-0)                    2  3  0         DOK SIK KILLAS       
MEAN JOE GREEN 4740 (11-4-1)           1  3  0         STEELERS             
MELAKY 7775 (5-6-0)                    1  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         
PARIS 7490 (0-2-0)                     1  3  0         WORLD BLADES         
RUINOUS 7800 (4-8-0)                   1  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
HIJACK 7806 (6-5-1)                    0  2  0         ALL JACKED UP II     
JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514 (13-6-0)          0  2  0         D.R.I.               
LOYD 7739 (6-9-0)                      0  2  0         RANDOM CHAOS         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENERAL KILLS 7613 (4-0-0)             7  3  0         THE CEREAL KILLERS   
PACE VENTURA 7747 (3-3-0)              5  3  0         PACE INVADERS        
MEAT POPSICLE 7376 (1-1-0)             4  3  1         MORE COWBELL         
EDDIE BOSS 7637 (7-3-0)                1  3  0         CELESTIAL WRATH      
FANECA 7810 (2-3-0)                    1  3  0         STEELERS             
KILLOGG'S 7614 (3-1-0)                 0  2  0         THE CEREAL KILLERS   
LZZY 7809 (7-1-0)                      0  2  0         MASTERS OF MELODY    
MANILOW 7781 (7-1-1)                   0  2  0         MASTERS OF MELODY    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TARUM 7852 (3-1-0)                     4  3  0         RANDOM CHAOS         
BRAIN FLAKES 7611 (3-1-2)              1  3  0  DEAD   THE CEREAL KILLERS   
TOTAL 7612 (3-1-0)                     1  3  0         THE CEREAL KILLERS   
CARRINGTON 7878 (0-2-0)                0  2  0         CELESTIAL WRATH      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GANNICUS 7897 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         BLOOD AND SAND       
GIMRA SILVERBLADE 7871 (0-0-0)         3  3  1         DWARVEN MAIDENS      
JUKHA 7883 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         ORCS                 
MAZORN 7884 (0-0-0)                    2  3  1         ORCS                 
TARLA MOONFIST 7872 (0-0-0)            1  3  0         DWARVEN MAIDENS      
KIHA SILVERAXE 7869 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         DWARVEN MAIDENS      
MENTAL SLAVERY 7889 (0-0-0)            0  1  0  DEAD   D.R.I.               
MICA 7840 (0-0-0)                      0  2  0         BLUE STEEL (DS)      
NARROD 7881 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         ORCS                 
QOG 7882 (0-0-0)                       0  2  0         ORCS                 
SHAGOL 7885 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         ORCS                 
VEYLIA RINGMAKER 7870 (0-0-0)          0  2  0         DWARVEN MAIDENS      

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIL' JACK HORNER 7507 (18-8-2)         1  3  0         ALL JACKED UP II     
SPECKLED HEN 5053 (14-6-0)             0  2  0         REAL BEER            
THE THRILL 7540 (15-7-0)               0  2  0         THE BLUES            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENGHIS TRON 6311 (12-9-1)             5  3  0         D.R.I.               
SHROUD 6688 (6-1-0)                    5  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
DOOR MAN 7464 (11-6-0)                 1  1  0  DEAD   THE BLUES            
CHUNKY MONKEY 6977 (9-6-2)             1  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COUCH SLOUCH 6181 (9-2-3)              4  3  1         D.R.I.               
GRIZZLY 5380 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         REAL BEER            
TOLLIVER 7595 (7-2-0)                  4  3  0         CELESTIAL WRATH      
SUN KING 6680 (2-1-1)                  3  3  1         GRIM FANDANGO        
JACK THA RIPPA 7400 (4-3-2)            2  3  0         ALL JACKED UP II     
KARAMEL SUTRA 6989 (5-0-0)             2  3  0         BEN & JERRY'S        
MANNISH BOY 7124 (4-2-0)               2  3  0  DEAD   THE BLUES            
PAIN GWEN 7213 (11-1-2)                2  3  0         BEN'S BAZAAR         
SPARTACUS 7101 (10-2-0)                2  3  0         BLOOD AND SAND       
DOC HOLLIDAY 4958 (1-0-0)              0  2  0         TOMBSTONE            
JACK RUBY 7399 (3-4-0)                 0  2  0         ALL JACKED UP II     
MORGENSTERN 7362 (0-0-0)               0  2  0  DEAD   SABLE DE SUNSET      
PLAIN JAIN 6744 (2-3-1)                0  2  0         GRIM FANDANGO        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANNIBAL ANIMAL 7007 (3-1-0)           5  3  0         DEVIATION            
JE 5634 (1-3-0)                        4  3  0         TRIAL & ERROR        
GLASS DJINN 7550 (1-1-1)               3  3  0         BEN'S BAZAAR         
PACEBOOK 7746 (3-3-1)                  1  3  0         PACE INVADERS        
HELBENDT 6972 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
JACK OF ALL TRADES 7508 (3-1-0)        0  2  0         ALL JACKED UP II     
VAX HOLSER 7624 (4-2-0)                0  2  0         CELESTIAL WRATH      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEAD CALM 7152 (0-0-0)                 6  3  0         GRIM FANDANGO        
GANGMUM STYLE 7635 (1-2-0)             4  2  0  DEAD   MORE COWBELL         
HE BE GB'S 7518 (1-2-0)                2  3  0         BEN'S BAZAAR         
GIBSON 7844 (1-3-0)                    0  2  0         MASTERS OF MELODY    

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI