DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2010    Duedate: 05/27/2010

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-319

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANFERROUS
STEEL AND SILK (495)
(28-4508) [21-10-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANFERROUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
STEEL AND SILK (495)           
(28-4508) [21-10-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLOOD HAWK                     CRICTOR UNGERER
DODGE BULLETS (126)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4621) [15-9-0,60]          (28-4640) [12-7-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (524)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (524)         37
2. STEEL AND SILK (495)        30      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)        29      Unchartered Team
4. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       11
5. FREE MASONS (509)            3LICK MY RAZOR BLADE (233)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DREAD EMPIRE (523)         3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 FORCE OF FIVE (524)      11  4 1
 2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     73  39  0 65.2   2/ 1 PHANTACITY (480)          9  5 0
 3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      378 227 11 62.5   3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  7 1
 4/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       33  21  2 61.1   4/ 4 STEEL AND SILK (495)      8  7 0
 5/ 5 PHANTACITY (480)         117 107 10 52.2   5/ 8 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      6  4 0
 6/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      392 397 12 49.7   6/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)       5 10 0
 7/ 7 STEEL AND SILK (495)     116 123  1 48.5   7/ 6 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     3  5 0
 8- 8 SONS OF MARS (526)        29  31  3 48.3   8-10 SONS OF MARS (526)        3  7 0
 9- 9 THE CONDEMNED (520)       29  35  2 45.3   9-11*DREAD EMPIRE (523)        2  0 0
10/10 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      49  66  6 42.6  10- 7*RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)     2  3 0
11/ 0 FREE MASONS (509)         14  29  2 32.6  11- 9 THE CONDEMNED (520)       1  4 0
12-11*RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)     11  31  0 26.2  12/ 0 FREE MASONS (509)         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

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 642): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otis X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 642): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): THE DISCIPLES (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Nice try, youngster!  I would bet that one day, the valiant Valerian will sit on
our glorious throne.  Yet, right now, I think he should wait for another Duelmaster
to clobber...  I'm now sailing to the city of the tournaments, with little hope, but
I could try again in a few months, and... who knows?
     Good luck to all the Moryans daring the dangerous journey.

                                       Crictor

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MORYA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, PHANTACITY, since FORCE OF 
FIVE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  D'HARAN EMPIRE turned 
their 4-1-0 turn into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch FORCE OF FIVE's heads swell 
from their 5-0-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as ANFERROUS takes the Title and last week's bar 
tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Salty's Chowder House, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MORYA's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  SONS OF MARS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FORCE OF FIVE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, WHITE BECT was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to PYRITE of STEEL 
AND SILK for challenging up by 19 to WHITE BECT.  PYRITE won to get 85 points of 
recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for MORYA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Gee, PHANTACITY, ain't it past due for sending SECI Dark 
Arena?  What took ol' '21-15-3' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Ya gotta go sometime, 
and POGODI's time was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had he lived... (what?  me 
pity?).  It's about time PIPNI got beat for picking on warriors like RENTAL CAR.  
Bravo, EXPENSE ACCOUNT.  See you at Salty's Chowder House.  Honor is like a chainmail 
shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me 
on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of MORYA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANFERROUS 4508               21  10  0   105       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 4603                 14   9  0    97       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640         12   7  1    96       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENTAL CAR 4534              10   9  0    89       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 PYRITE 4698                  10   4  0    85       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 VALERIAN 4732                 8   4  0    85       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641            12   4  2    83       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 WHITE BECT 4645               9   5  0    72       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629         14   8  1    66       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CHANDALEN 4602                8  15  4    64       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CASCELLA 4659                 9   8  0    63       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621              15   9  0    60       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIPNI 4747                    4   1  1    56       PHANTACITY (480)
-CALL OF THE SEA 4687          3   1  0    53       DREAD EMPIRE (523)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684                9   3  0    51       PHANTACITY (480)
-NENA VIXIN 4670               6   7  1    51       THE CONDEMNED (520)
-DASK RUIN 4667                6   7  1    51       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 CLOUDRIDER 4734               8   3  0    47       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 JENNSEN 4604                  9  14  1    46       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694               8   3  1    43       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 PORCUPINE 4717                5   5  0    39       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 LIZARD 4693                   6   5  0    38       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 LOURDEPATTE 4690              7   8  0    35       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 ECHO 4565                     6   4  0    35       FREE MASONS (509)
-FLEN ASAIL 4668               7   6  0    34       THE CONDEMNED (520)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABRETOOTH 4692               7   4  1    33       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-JAMIE LEE 4745                4   3  0    32       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
-CINCINNATUS 4706              8   4  0    31       SONS OF MARS (526)
-QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709          7   5  2    31       SONS OF MARS (526)
 BOOMERANG 4696                7   3  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-LUCKII DUVAL 4719             5   4  0    30       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
 MADELINE 4710                 5   9  0    24       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-LUCIUS SULLA 4733             4   5  0    24       SONS OF MARS (526)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IWRON DESTUDE 4713            5   5  0    23       THE CONDEMNED (520)
-DEAEL 4671                    5   8  0    23       THE CONDEMNED (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEWALKER 4735              5   6  0    21       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 POSTAGE 4750                  5   3  0    21       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 THERIAULT 4751                3   3  0    13       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-GIMLEE VAINE 4720             1   8  0    12       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
-MARCUS REGULUS 4756           2   4  0    10       SONS OF MARS (526)
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775         2   1  0     9       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-MANIUS DENTATUS 4755          1   5  1     9       SONS OF MARS (526)
-GAMMA 4638                    1   2  0     7       FREE MASONS (509)
 GRATUITY 4776                 0   1  0     7       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-OOFGAR SHMID 4762             1   1  0     4       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
 GARROT 4777                   0   2  0     2       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-ZULU 4652                     0   1  0     1       FREE MASONS (509)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      SABRETOOTH 4692       319  NONE
XAVIAN 4759             0  2 0 BLACK WIDOW CLAN 529 MANIUS DENTATUS 4755  315  NOT REVENGED
TRAINING 4749           3  2 0 EXPENSE ACCOUNT 506  PIPNI 4747            316  JUST REVENGED
CRAP 4660               0  1 0 FREE MASONS 509      SLAUGHTER PRIEST      319  NONE
TETHA 4643              1  2 0 FREE MASONS 509      DARK CHAMPION         319  NONE
POGODI 4731             6  3 0 PHANTACITY 480       PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629  319   
SECI 4464              21 16 3 PHANTACITY 480       SPYMASTER             319  NONE
BOLT 4794               0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   WURM KIN              319  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Impressive return, Rental Car... I thought I had the fight all wrapped up... --
Tezcatlipoca

That was a turn of wonder, indeed, with the also very surprising victory of White
Belt against our Nemesis Blood Hawk! -- Le Pentarque

Sabretooth likes to sweat under a heavy armor for the pleasure to get hurt a lot? --
Lourdepatte

Nice challenge, Juggernaut, and excellent execution, you Bummer!  You stamped me! --
Postage

Tezcatlipoca -- Whoa!  I was heading for a wreck there, but I righted the ship.  (And
I outlearned you!) -- Rental Car

Crictor -- Your DM Column was the real one.  (And the best!)  Sorry for being an
impostor.  (wink) -- Other, Retired

Uh, hopefully The Mailer treated my Finances well.  TBD. -- Finance Manager

Seci -- First, congratulations on another win and graduation.  Second, I'm so happy
you're gone I had not one but two cakes baked for you! -- Scarlet

Vrtoglava -- I'm glad you accepted my challenge.  It was a long time coming. --
Chandalen

Pogodi -- Downchallenge, huh?  And catching me fat after last turn's vacation too!
Just wait until I finish my aerobics. -- Jennsen

Cincinnatus -- My fault for buying cheap weapons.  Next time you'll run into Keltish
steel. -- Theriault

Userous Merchant -- Interrupted right when I was about to seal the deal.  I see why
you're bunning around the arenas now! -- Cascella

Laundry, a 11-17-12-21-7-9-7 bonused damage (great) striker, and Entertainment, a 15-
3-11-21-9-14-11 mode striker "bought it" (were left out of the budget) in The Mailer.
The new rolls were as expected--suckidoodle. -- Finance Manager

Crictor Ungerer --- Oooo!  If that first swing would have connected... well fought.
-- Valerian, the overachiever

Patte De Saguar -- Went a little better for me this go 'round, eh? -- Pyrite

M. Chardinee -- You got me tired, but then you made me desperate.  Wrong move, Dwarf.
-- Anferrous

Besni -- Wow!  That went South fast.  I'll catch you slipping one day, though. --
Garrot

Congratulations again the the Pentarchy and Crictor.  Fine show to Force of Five as
well.  I'm still sponsoring torch-light fights, as it seems the Commission wants me
to adopt a giant (19 size!?).  Let's see what the future holds.  Luck to all! --
Michael Eldritch

Pipni -- Oops, you can't imagine how hard it is sometimes to remember that I'm not a
guy anymore.  I didn't mean, well, what you might have thought I meant.  I mean, as a
guy, I would've found you an absolute pip, but now, ah, well, I don't think I'm that
kind of woman. -- Cloudrider, having trouble with this "returned as the opposite
gender" business

White Bect -- Somehow I keep expecting you to be a little flower, one of those
modest, unassuming flowers that you only appreciate on closer examination.  And so I
try to get close, and whammo!  Definitely NOT a little white flower. -- Blood Hawk
P.S.  Maybe I should give up botanizing altogether.  Go in for birdwatching or
something.

Lizard -- Damn.  I never did care for lizards. -- Stonewalker

Manius Dentatus -- ?  Man with teeth?  Teeth are probably not your best tool in the
arena. -- Madeline

Lucius Sulla -- Oh, well, a little bedrest can be a welcome thing. -- Lily of
Sarmatia

Our congratulations to Seci. -- Jorja and Dodge Bullets

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SECI was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TETHA was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BOLT was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CRAP was dealt death by SLAUGHTER PRIEST in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
RENTAL CAR overpowered PIPNI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SCARLET slimly won victory over VALERIAN in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PYRITE beat WHITE BECT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
TEZCATLIPOCA overpowered BLOOD HAWK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PATTE DE SAGUAR slaughtered POGODI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JUGGERNAUT slimly won victory over JENNSEN in a slow 8 minute brutal Challenge fight.
POSTAGE was viciously subdued by LIZARD in a popular 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
GARROT was subdued by THERIAULT in a 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
CRICTOR UNGERER was bested by ANFERROUS in a 5 minute veteran's Title battle.
CASCELLA overpowered LOURDEPATTE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CHANDALEN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VRTOGLAVA devastated MADELINE in a 3 minute uneven duel.
CLOUDRIDER beat ECHO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
BOOMERANG bested STONEWALKER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
PORCUPINE luckily beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
SABRETOOTH assassinated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LILY OF SARMATIA bested GRATUITY in a action packed 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  25 -  3      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  14 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  35 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  24 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  41 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  41 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 319 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        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508             21  10  0  105 STEEL AND SILK (495)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCARLET 4603               14   9  0   97 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRICTOR UNGERER 4640       12   7  1   96 THE PENTARCHY (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  RENTAL CAR 4534            10   9  0   89 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
BASHING ATTACK   VALERIAN 4732               8   4  0   85 STEEL AND SILK (495)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629       14   8  1   66 THE PENTARCHY (397)
AIMED BLOW       PIPNI 4747                  4   1  1   56 PHANTACITY (480)
WALL OF STEEL    VRTOGLAVA 4684              9   3  0   51 PHANTACITY (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLOOD HAWK 4621.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CRICTOR UNGERER 4640.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIZARD 4693, 
PYRITE 4698, MADELINE 4710, TEZCATLIPOCA 4641, GARROT 4777, ANFERROUS 4508, VRTOGLAVA 
4684, LILY OF SARMATIA 4775, CLOUDRIDER 4734, and BOOMERANG 4696.

The least popular fighter this week was JUGGERNAUT 4694.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JENNSEN 4604, LOURDEPATTE 4690, POGODI 4731, BLOOD HAWK 4621, PIPNI 
4747, TETHA 4643, SABRETOOTH 4692, PORCUPINE 4717, CASCELLA 4659, and THERIAULT 4751.

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

SECI (28-4464) PHANTACITY (480)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRIM REAVER 1356 (211-118-4)           5  3  0         THE RED REAVERS      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROMUALD B TUNE 3519 (112-82-0)         2  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SRAN3E 4382 (20-15-0)                  2  3  0         PHANTACITY           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SABRETOOTH 4692 (6-4-0)                3  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
JUGGERNAUT 4694 (7-3-1)                2  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
BOOMERANG 4696 (6-3-0)                 1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PIPNI 4747 (4-0-1)                     3  3  0         PHANTACITY           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRATUITY 4776 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         EXPENSE ACCOUNT      
PATTON 4313 (0-0-0)                    3  3  0         THE WARLORDS II      
ENTERTAINMENT 4772 (0-0-0)             1  2  0  DEAD   EXPENSE ACCOUNT      

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CENTIPEDE 3980 (17-11-0)               4  3  0         CLASSIC ARCADE       
ALARIC 3787 (20-11-0)                  1  3  0         THE WARLORDS II      
OPASAN 4381 (20-19-1)                  0  3  0         PHANTACITY           

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHANDALEN 4602 (7-15-4)                0  3  0         D'HARAN EMPIRE       
CRICTOR UNGERER 4640 (12-6-1)          0  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
JENNSEN 4604 (9-13-1)                  0  3  0         D'HARAN EMPIRE       
SCARLET 4603 (13-9-0)                  0  3  0         D'HARAN EMPIRE       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PORCUPINE 4717 (4-5-0)                 1  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
LAUNDRY 4715 (7-3-0)                   0  3  0  DEAD   EXPENSE ACCOUNT      
LIZARD 4693 (5-5-0)                    0  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BESNI 4754 (2-2-0)                     0  3  0  DEAD   PHANTACITY           

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes