DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2012    Duedate: 03/29/2012

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-343

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAXES
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
(28-4795) [13-3-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAXES                          CASANOVA
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)          BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
(28-4795) [13-3-0,114]         (28-4886) [2-2-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MADELINE                       FUNKY CHICKEN
DODGE BULLETS (126)            MY GENERATION (533)
(28-4710) [18-20-0,76]         (28-4816) [10-6-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREW'S BOYS (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHANTACITY (480)            46
2. DREW'S BOYS (428)           22      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. STEEL AND SILK (495)        18      Unchartered Team
4. MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)       12
5. BIZARRO SQUAD (537)          9      MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    126  67  4 65.3   1/ 1 DREW'S BOYS (428)        11  4 0
 2/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      419 256 13 62.1   2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     8  3 0
 3/ 3 MY GENERATION (533)       40  25  1 61.5   3/ 5*MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)     8  7 1
 4/ 5 PHANTACITY (480)         141 122 11 53.6   4/ 3 DODGE BULLETS (126)       8  7 1
 5/ 8*MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)      8   7  1 53.3   5/ 6 PHANTACITY (480)          7  2 1
 6/ 9 DREW'S BOYS (428)         21  19  1 52.5   6/ 8 MY GENERATION (533)       5  6 0
 7/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      455 454 14 50.1   7/ 9 STEEL AND SILK (495)      5 10 1
 8/ 7 ZODIAC (536)              26  28  0 48.1   8/10 ZODIAC (536)              4 10 0
 9-10 THE DEATH LORDS (507)     28  32  0 46.7   9- 7 THE DEATH LORDS (507)     3  2 0
10/11 STEEL AND SILK (495)     160 184  5 46.5  10/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)       2  3 0
11/12*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)        5  13  1 27.8  11/12*BIZARRO SQUAD (537)       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

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): MONKEY BUSINESS of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Death and Taxes.  The only sure things in life.  Have you ever heard that?
Sounds just like Morya doesn't it?  Death and Taxes.
     I am honored to once again be Duelmaster.  I have beaten two strikers and split
with two lungers in title bouts.  That does not seem "normal" to me, but, then, I am
not so sure what is normal anymore.  Including me.
     It is so great to see Morya being filled with such competitive teams.  Compared
to many, this is a nice sized arena, and a welcoming place to be.  I and my Expense
Account teammates send a welcoming shout out to all the recent newcomers.  We are
glad you are here.
     Speaking of here, I wish I weren't.  I really, really, really want to be a Lord
Protector.  I like being Duelmaster, but what I do not at all want is being dead!
That is a true possibility when one competes in the arena.  And I have quite a way to
go before I get the graduation call.  Skills-- check. Political points-- check.
Number of fights and wins-- not checked!  Five more fights.  Two more wins.  Can I
stay alive?  Please don't take your feelings about taxes out on me.  Just pay.
(wink)
     Good luck to all.
           Taxes

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MORYA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Hmmmph!  I always thought THE PENTARCHY 
was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-2-0!  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well PHANTACITY 
moved up 1, to 5th.  What's with BRZ?  He actually beat MY GENERATION's HONG KONG 
FOOEY, and walked away with 25 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at MY 
GENERATION.  HONG KONG FOOEY lost 20 points to BRZ.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe HONG KONG FOOEY will provide more easy wins...  VETERAN MERCENARY was reminded 
on the sands why TAXES is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, EXPENSE 
ACCOUNT!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at STEEL AND SILK ain't reelin'!  
EXPENSE ACCOUNT's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, BINKY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  GARROT of 
STEEL AND SILK knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE 
BULLETS who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise move?  GARROT perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was overcame by LILY OF SARMATIA and ended up with 59 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  SPIDER of STEEL AND SILK got 19 points for removing another 
young punk.  Tough luck, DREW'S BOYS!  NORMA, with hers forgettable 5-6-0,  was 
dispatched by SUNET in a forgettable match.  ZODIAC didn't seem to mind very much.  
Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES 4795                   13   3  0   114       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POSTAGE 4750                 22   9  1    93       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 COLGATE SMILE 4812           12   2  0    93       MY GENERATION (533)
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775        16  11  0    92       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADELINE 4710                18  20  0    76       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684               13   6  0    67       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIDER 4840                   6   9  1    66       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 BRZ 4801                      7   2  0    63       PHANTACITY (480)
-CAPEX 4833                    9   3  3    61       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 GARROT 4777                   7  16  0    59       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 FUNKY CHICKEN 4816           10   6  0    58       MY GENERATION (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HADES 4846                    6   2  0    54       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 TEDDY BEAR 3730               4   3  0    53       DREW'S BOYS (428)
-ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         6   5  0    45       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 POP TARGET 4817              11  11  0    44       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 GOUM 4844                     4   4  1    44       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 GOPHER BROKE 4821            10  11  1    42       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MR BOOK 3731                  5   4  0    42       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 HONG KONG FOOEY 4834          8   4  0    39       MY GENERATION (533)
 DIAPER BAG 3728               4   5  0    38       DREW'S BOYS (428)
-AHRIMAN 4545                  5   7  0    35       THE DEATH LORDS (507)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNET 4899                    3   1  1    33       PHANTACITY (480)
 BOMBYCINUS MORS 4879          5   4  1    32       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-KALI 4877                     3   2  0    32       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
-DRUJ NASU 4547                7   5  0    31       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 BINKY 4495                    3   1  0    31       DREW'S BOYS (428)
 CASANOVA 4886                 2   2  0    28       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
-BOCNI 4797                    4   4  0    26       PHANTACITY (480)
 COR 4873                      6   5  0    25       ZODIAC (536)
 KEY 4904                      3   0  1    25       MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)
 BRONCHITE 4870                2   0  0    24       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YAN LO 4546                   4   8  0    22       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 4889            5   4  1    21       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-I'M JUST A BILL 4815          3   2  0    21       MY GENERATION (533)
 SHUPALJ 4800                  4   5  0    19       PHANTACITY (480)
 TETE DE LARD 4876             1   2  0    15       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 ANNA KARENINA 4903            3   2  0    14       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 SOFTWARE 4878                 2   7  0    13       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 TODD MAYES 4883               2   3  1    12       BIZARRO SQUAD (537)
 GEE 4905                      2   1  0     9       MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)
 ARA 4901                      1   4  0     9       ZODIAC (536)
-ZTL 4891                      1   0  0     9       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 TOBY 4908                     1   2  0     7       MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)
 ARTELIA 4906                  1   2  0     5       MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)
 ALEXIS 4907                   1   2  0     5       MAYHEMS MINIONS (540)
 PHONEBOOTH CHANGE 4909        0   2  0     2       MY GENERATION (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TUNGSTEN 4918                 0   1  0     1       STEEL AND SILK (495)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      KEY 4904              343  NONE
COUNT BIZARRO 4882      0  3 0 BIZARRO SQUAD 537    BANDIT PRINCE         343  NONE
LADY BIZARRO 4884       0  3 0 BIZARRO SQUAD 537    SPYMASTER             343  NONE
NOLA DIMPLES 4885       1  2 0 BIZARRO SQUAD 537    AUTUMN LEAVES 4889    341   
BOTTLE BOY 3727         4  3 1 DREW'S BOYS 428      SPIDER 4840           343   
NORMA 4871              5  6 0 ZODIAC 536           SUNET 4899            343   
PYXIS 4872              6  5 0 ZODIAC 536           SPYMASTER             343  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bombycinus -- What a scarey name!  I thought I was a goner, but somehow... -- Accrued
Interest

Venomous Concubine -- I consider you to have been a blessing sent by the USPS. --
Postage

Xi Crystal -- Kudos to you.  I challenge; you decimate.  Well done. -- Software

Lily Of Samartia -- Thanks for paying on time. -- Taxes

Sirdar -- One last attempt to avenge your fallen teammate.  I respect you greatly for
the attempt. -- Capex

All -- May 2012 be the prosperous year you all hoped and prayed for. -- Finance
Manager, Expense Accounts

Hum... Taxes are really killing us nowadays... and more and more the little ones...
Let's rise and fight back! -- LP

Ouch... Mister Book is a violent one. -- Tete de Lard

Software -- Being a jabbing target worked for me that time.  (I must have xi'd the
right computer code.) -- Xi Crystal

Capex -- I think I did better this time.  You seemed more uvlnerable. -- Sirdar

Key -- I don't know what came over me to equip two battle axes.  Must have been a
malfunction. -- Seostris

Teddy Bear -- For a toy, you got bite. -- Boudicca

Spymaster -- I might haunt you yet. -- ghost of Shaka Zulu

All -- Hello, I'm sure most of you know me by now.  I'm Charlie Rankin.  I'll ask you
all to bear with me as I read through and make public the will of Count and Lady
Bizarro.

     To Charlie Rankin who we loved as a father... *sigh*  We leave our son Olaf, in
hopes that one day Charlie will mold him into a mighty warrior.
     To Todd Mayes we bequeath Pub Bizarros, in hopes that he will find his peace one
drink at a time.
     To Casanova we leave our many works of art, most of which are nudes of Lady
Bizarro.
     To Gee we bequeath our ancient oak rocking chair.  It is a fine place to rest
after a fight.
     To Manager we leave an ancient cask of strawberry wine.  We were saving it for
our 10th anniversary.  This is a fine gift, my friend, and a wine like none other.
     To Michael Eldritch we bequeath the Lady's recipe for her famous garlic bread.
We know how much you enjoy it.
     To Lily of Sarmatia we leave Storm, our 3 year-old Kingsblood.  He is a fine
horse on the hunt, and to no one else would he be better suited.
     And finally to Autumn Leave we unload a giant pile of farm fresh... oh my... um,
fertilizer. *smile* -- Charlie Rankin

Himself -- She was a half orc. *frown* -- Casanova

Ah, the tourney report, and just in time for the next tourney!  Well, we salute all
who participated.  Is there any truth to the rumor that this upcoming tourney will be
held in the Bahamas? -- Jorja and the Dodge Bullets crew

Taxes -- It's your season.  But believe me when I say that was a truly grudging
surrender. -- Lily of Sarmatia

Garrot -- Maybe you should look into a day job slicing cheese? -- Madeline

Hong Kong Fooey -- Absolutely.  "Fooey" barely begins to express my disgust at the
way you cut the ground from under me. -- Gopher Broke

Diaper Bag -- I should hope so!  I left all that behind when my last daughter
married. -- Pop Target

Brz -- Drat. -- Autumn Leaves

Madeline -- Bit too much woman for me, I suppose. *sigh* -- Garrot

Goum -- I make the challenge and that fight goes to me. -- Spider

Shupalj -- Well, at least you learned something in that fight. -- Anna K.

Acc. Interest -- I didn't realize how fast that added up. *wince* -- B. Mors

Please wecome my newest misfit, Tungsten. -- M. Eldritch

All -- Not much to relate this round.  It's that time of year, so not suprising to
see Taxes on everyone's mind. *wry grin*  Unless I can get Spider up there, I don't
think you need to worry about me, Manager.  Thanks to everyone for the congrats and
here's to another eventful year. -- Michael Eldritch

Mr. Mayhem -- Aha!  Struck by a low-flying Elm... or was that a Yew?  Either way,
good luck whereer it's taken you. -- The Mad Prophet
P.S.  90% chance for Frogs this Summer.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PYXIS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LADY BIZARRO was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
COUNT BIZARRO was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TODD MAYES was bested by AUTUMN LEAVES in a 3 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
COLGATE SMILE overpowered MADELINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GARROT was devastated by LILY OF SARMATIA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SPIDER butchered BOTTLE BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BRZ handily defeated HONG KONG FOOEY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CASANOVA lost to MR BOOK in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
SHUPALJ unbelievably bested SOFTWARE in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
PHONEBOOTH CHANGE was beaten by GEE in a 3 minute novice's Challenge melee.
ANNA KARENINA was overpowered by DIAPER BAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ALEXIS was devastated by BINKY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
TAXES demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
POSTAGE narrowly defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 8 minute conflict.
VRTOGLAVA handily defeated GOPHER BROKE in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
TEDDY BEAR devastated POP TARGET in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FUNKY CHICKEN savagely defeated GOUM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody brawl.
NORMA was assassinated by SUNET in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
COR beat ARTELIA in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur match.
TETE DE LARD was devastated by BOMBYCINUS MORS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BRONCHITE overpowered ARA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KEY executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fray.
TOBY overcame TUNGSTEN in a 2 minute brutal novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  21 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  22 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  32 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  26 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 343 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TAXES 4795                 13   3  0  114 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
TOTAL PARRY      POSTAGE 4750               22   9  1   93 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
WALL OF STEEL    COLGATE SMILE 4812         12   2  0   93 MY GENERATION (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  LILY OF SARMATIA 4775      16  11  0   92 DODGE BULLETS (126)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRZ 4801                    7   2  0   63 PHANTACITY (480)
PARRY-LUNGE      MR BOOK 3731                5   4  0   42 DREW'S BOYS (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MADELINE 4710.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FUNKY CHICKEN 4816.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOFTWARE 4878, 
PHONEBOOTH CHANGE 4909, TUNGSTEN 4918, TODD MAYES 4883, BRZ 4801, MR BOOK 3731, 
AUTUMN LEAVES 4889, LILY OF SARMATIA 4775, GEE 4905, and DIAPER BAG 3728.

The least popular fighter this week was POSTAGE 4750.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARA 4901, TETE DE LARD 4876, NORMA 4871, POP TARGET 4817, ALEXIS 4907, 
ANNA KARENINA 4903, HONG KONG FOOEY 4834, BOTTLE BOY 3727, COUNT BIZARRO 4882, and 
KEY 4904.

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes