Date   : 12/20/2006    Duedate: 01/02/2007


DM-29    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4506) [23-7-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOWN POUR                      THE CLEAR
(29-4323) [15-15-2,107]        (29-4632) [6-2-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       BIG MOLLY
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4712) [15-13-0,58]         (29-4822) [1-1-0,4]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        45
2. ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)      42      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. MEN (356)                   38      Unchartered Team
4. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      29
5. THE VENOM DIVINE (419)      24      THE VENOM DIVINE (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      378 252 31 60.0   1/ 1 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    12  3 1
 2/ 2*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)     6   4  2 60.0   2/ 3 MEN (356)                 8  7 1
 3/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      311 290 20 51.7   3/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 1
 4/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         320 308 20 51.0   4/ 4*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  8 1
 5- 6 KNIGHTMARE (103)          63  61  1 50.8   5/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 1
 6/ 3*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    10  10  1 50.0   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 7/ 0 EQUESTORS (158)          593 612 46 49.2   7/10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       6  2 0
 8/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)          152 161  9 48.6   8/11*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    6  4 2
 9/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    194 208 13 48.3   9/12*ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    6  8 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     329 408  8 44.6  10/ 6 CROC FILES (374)          5 10 0
11/ 9 MEN (356)                126 158  9 44.4  11/ 7*ESCAPADE (417)            4 11 0
12/11*ESCAPADE (417)             7  13  0 35.0  12/ 0 EQUESTORS (158)           3  2 1
13/12*ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    12  25  0 32.4  13- 8 KNIGHTMARE (103)          2  3 0
14/ 0*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      6  17  0 26.1  14/ 0*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               Rediscovering Humanity

     As the four people emerged from the crypt, Master Beru stood next to his new
charge as he eyed each of his other warriors for signs of strain.  Three were long
used to seeing others die, but it had been a while since they had taken in a new
friend, only to lose them shortly afterward.  And given that the warrior named
Drought had not been with their expedition, there was no "gift" to give.
     Clearing his throat to gain their attention, he waved them over to where he
stood.  Rosemary and Jason quickly obeyed, although Jason had to turn back and tap
Paul (a.k.a. Energizer Bunny) to get him headed in the right direction.  Siren had
turned at the top of the steps leading into the underground enclosure and was staring
off into the night with tears easily distinguishable running down her cheeks.
     After a minute, Master Beru pointed to Siren.  Rosemary and Jason looked at each
other, before breaking into rock-paper-scissors.  Jason won and Rosemary turned and
walked to Siren.
     Rosemary said something to the young woman which brought no response.  More
words from Rosemary brought a heated denial, followed by more tears.  Rose looked
back with a flustered expression on her face, shrugging her shoulders in a question.
Master Beru and Jason both shook their heads no, their faces making it clear that
they had no ideas either.
     Rosemary's eyes returned to the youngster wracked by her sobs.  Tentatively
touching her arm, brought no response and as her hand set down firmly on the girl's
shoulder, she was wrapped into an embrace as Siren pushed her head onto Rosemary's
shoulder.  Shock illuminated Rose's face before a look of understanding set in.
Wrapping her arms around the girl awkwardly, Rosemary rocked gently from side-to-side
as she petted Siren's hair.
     Master Beru's jaw fell open as much at the girl's crying as at Rosemary's
response.  Looking at Jason, he saw a mirror image of the expression on his own face.
Looking back at the two women, they allowed time to pass in silence.
     Standing with the men, the warrior who was to be called Hunger Pang took in the
scene quietly.  He had know Drought under another name at the camp.  And he had known
Siren as well, even with her hair color dyed.  She was a Siren alright, in more ways
than his master knew, not that he had experienced her call directly.  But boys of any
race talk about their conquests, and Siren had come up more than once.
     And so the silence dragged on, with only the sounds of anguish breaking the
night.  Two shadows were the source of the tears while three shadows watched from a
short distance and one shadow near the three just stood watching the night.  And by
the gate, a seventh shadow watched the events with a careful practice which recorded
every detail, while careful to remain in the shadows....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What an honor it is to be the Duelmaster, now all I have to do is hold it at all
costs!  Let me tell you why.  The girls and I all went to the tavern to celebrate my
victory and we were well on our way to wild and crazy when Venus walked in.  She
rarely frequents any drinking establishment so we were quite astonished.  She went
straight over to the barkeep and whispered something in his ear then turned around
and walked right back out of the tavern.  Next thing we know the serving wench
brought us a round of the best whiskey we have ever had...actually the only whiskey
we've ever had.  After we drank that down and ordered a few more rounds of the swill
we normally drink our money ran out.  We were pretty well tossed but in no way ready
to leave.  When the serving wench came over to see if we wanted more I told her our
situation...she asked if I wanted to just put it on Venus's tab.  Well it seemed like
a great idea the time....
                                Solar Flare, Duelmaster (Hopefully for a long time)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, KNIGHTMARE, you'll 
have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 5 in the rankings?  VENUSIANS 
turned their 2-3-0 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 BLACK SAMURAI's heads 
swell from their 3-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see LADYBUG win a fight and gain 24 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LADYBUG beat MARIUS and MARIUS lost 15 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  MACHIGAI challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as MACHIGAI takes the Title and last week's bar 
tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  WILL DUEL 4 MEAD, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was ARMY OF DARKNESS.  Ha ha ha ha!  RED TIGER was challenged more times this turn 
than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Whoa!  I'll even buy GOO a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good side!  Not 
that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see ROSEMARY and ARMY OF DARKNESS 
at The Warty Toad tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over CARINA.  Honor is 
like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                23   7  0   104       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWN POUR 4323               15  15  2   107       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             15  12  0    97       VENUSIANS (321)
 LADYBUG 4709                 17  11  1    95       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                  18  12  1    83       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CONNIE 4716                  13  11  1    77       CROC FILES (374)
 THE CLEAR 4632                6   2  0    74       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               13  18  0    73       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MARIUS 4602                  19  10  0    71       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLINT 795                    18   9  0    65       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 GALLIENUS 4607               15  13  1    63       EQUESTORS (158)
 MURRY 4755                    4   4  0    62       CROC FILES (374)
 AMIE 4718                     7  13  1    59       CROC FILES (374)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                15  13  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          9  11  0    58       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 17   4  0    56       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MENSA 4442                   10  15  1    56       VENUSIANS (321)
-HOGUN 963                    10   3  0    53       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 AUREOLUS 4631                10  13  0    49       EQUESTORS (158)
 DON 4767                      5   2  0    48       MEN (356)
 JON 4764                      5   2  2    45       MEN (356)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                6   6  1    43       STREET WALKERS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEZZARO 4719                  8  12  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               7   2  0    40       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          5   2  0    39       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STICKET 4751                 10   3  0    38       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOO 2927                      2   2  1    33       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ROSEMARY 2984                 2   6  0    32       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 REWRITE 2926                  3   1  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TOMO-CHAN 2928                3   1  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED TIGER 4796                5   0  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DAIHACHI 4750                 4   2  0    26       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CARINA 4749                   5   8  1    24       VENUSIANS (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POSTUMUS 4684                 5   5  3    23       EQUESTORS (158)
 JASON 2985                    4   4  0    23       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 KHORMASHRA 4814               2   0  1    21       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            2   2  0    20       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HEARTWOOD 4815                2   0  1    18       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 SIREN 4820                    2   0  0    17       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-TYORL 1240                    2   4  0    17       KNIGHTMARE (103)
-AKUMU 4674                    4   4  0    16       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 S'TOU 4801                    3   1  0    16       ESCAPADE (417)
 KYOKO 2929                    2   2  0    16       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LITTLE MILLY 4823             1   1  0    16       ESCAPADE (417)
 GOLDIE 4805                   2   1  1    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BILL 4766                     3   4  0    13       MEN (356)
 TEALVIN 4813                  1   1  0    12       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 LANCE 4765                    2   5  0    11       MEN (356)
 HOFFA 4763                    2   5  0    11       MEN (356)
 ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          2   4  0    10       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 WEIPA 4793                    1   3  0    10       CROC FILES (374)
 TYE FOON 4835                 1   0  0    10       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 RED LILY 4836                 1   0  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SYRMA 4818                    1   1  0     7       VENUSIANS (321)
 CICERO 4708                   1   2  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)
 ANKAA 4806                    1   2  0     5       VENUSIANS (321)
 BIG MOLLY 4822                1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 VICOTHNIC 4817                1   1  0     4       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 FLUFFY 2930                   0   4  0     4       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-KEETHOS 4824                  0   1  0     3       KNIGHTMARE (103)
 HUNGER PANG 4832              0   1  0     1       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 BUSTER 4833                   0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)
 CLOSE CALL 4834               0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MS LEPRECHAUN 2988     2  4 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  CARINA 4749           541 JUST REV
DROUGHT 4819           0  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  KHORMASHRA 4814       542         
RED TARMAHK 4795       2  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    JON 4764              542         
LUCY 4821              1  1 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         543         
LUCY 4754              5  4 0 CROC FILES 374        DOWN POUR 4323        541         
BLACK ORC 385          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          GOO 2927              543 NONE    
ANARCHY 4825           0  1 0 KNIGHTMARE 103        HEARTWOOD 4815        542         
RIPPER 4826            0  1 0 THE VENOM DIVINE 419  DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   543 NONE    
ASTRIAL 4328          12 14 1 VENUSIANS 321         LADYBUG 4709          540 REVENGED
ALYA 4807              0  1 0 VENUSIANS 321         GOLDIE 4805           541         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lapur -- Thank you all for the congrats to Sue Nami for her graduation into advanced.
For those of you interested in such things; She is a Slasher, with a Fav weapon of
Great Axe, 12-11-16-17-11-6-11, AdEx in Int and Dec, Master in Attack.  She got
VH/VL...and she will be retired. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Lapur -- Equestors have returned.  We will be taking our rightful place in the
leadership of Lapur.  For those of you who have never had the misfortune of facing us
in the arena let me explain some things.  We are not set up to kill our opponents.
Unfortunately, every once in a while, about 15%, a warrior croaks.  If we do the
dirty deed we do not run and hide.  We are available for the bloodfeud.  Conversely,
we would like the opportunity to avenge one of our fallen.  If you want to upset us,
run and hide, but be warned, we WILL come looking.  Happy gaming. -- Spartacus and

Fluffy -- Trust me hon, the only thing "fluffy" in my bed is the pillow. -- Your Mama
P.S.  Even donkeys have their standards I guess, since your date left you.

Akumu -- Lucky?  Wow!  I get the jump and drop your pathetic butt with one shot!!  I
guess if I had any skill you'd be dead huh? -- Miss Conduct II
P.S.  "I'm sure one of our samurai will get you eventually"--translation--"Just wait
until Kojiro can challenge down 30 points and has a 30 FE advantage".

Black Suicide -- We apologize if we have offended your team, please don't target us.
Oh wait, you're actually serious...BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.  Fight a full team, stop
sitting out warriors because the style vs. style match-up isn't always in your favor
when you challenge DOWN, grow a set (so we can cut them off), then come talk to us.
-- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Zero Visibility -- Hey, my chest is there to look at, not hit.  I DO NOT need a
breast reduction, thank you very much -- Miss Conduct II

Hoffa -- I got you desperate every minute and couldn't finish you off. -- Dirty
P.S.  What are "night vision goggles"?  Roadkill says I may try fighting with those

Lance -- I'd like to say you hit like a girl, but that would be an insult most of my
teammates. -- Goldie

Sticket -- Let's hope my challenge went through so I can repay the favor.  27 minutes
in plate armor, wonder how long I can go without any armor. -- Brickhouse (my first

Retard...I mean Rewrite -- Just so you know, we who fight in the arena do not
"participate" in the activities at the Street Walkers House of Pleasure, unless it's
of our own choosing, and trust me, I'd take the donkey over you. -- Miss Conduct II

Tealvin -- WAKE UP!!!  I sing pretty enough, but geeze....  It wasn't even a lullaby,
for crying out loud!  -- Siren

Rewrite -- It appears my narcolepsy is back.  Gotta love pounding a guy into
submission and then passing out before he realizes he's beat.  I think we shall dance
again, but not next fight.  I have other matters to attend to. -- Rosemary

Khormashra -- Hmmm....  Did you happen to read my ad?  You were supposed to take it
easy on Drought, not take it OUT on Drought.  Do you know how much his training cost
me?  Okay, so I guess it wasn't enough, but irregardless.... -- Master Beru


E.B. -- You have other things to worry about for now.  Boss doesn't want you going
after Carina, so that's that.  And you won't work that trick where you slide in your
own paperwork this time. -- Rosemary

Carina -- My turn! -- Rosemary

Tomo-chan -- I'm confused....  I thought YOU LIKED getting cut on?!  So why did you
not give me a chance.  I think I could have given you a lot of fun! -- Jason
<grinning wickedly>

Roadkill -- Thanks for the welcome.  Good to be back.  Looking forward to crossing
swords with you and everyone else soon.  Of course that might mean some blood.... --
Master Beru

Will Duel 4 Mead -- I guess we were your other concern this turn?  two challenges,
eh?? -- Master Beru, Army of Darkness

Obituary to Red Tarmahk -- Sorry we missed that drink.  I would have liked that.  As
for my looks....  Well, you didn't see it, but I do dress to kill.... -- Rosemary

Cardow Hunters -- On the matter of talking in theatres:  Please be aware that this is
a major problem throughout the realms and we will stop at nothing to end this.  If
you honestly stay quiet in theatres then all is well, otherwise...BEWARE OUR WRATH.
-- Master Beru, Army of Darkness

Lucy -- *whew* I'm too pooped to go out and stroll the shops.  Me, too pooped to
shop, that's pooped. -- Little Milly

Syrma -- I hear the ability to teach is indicative of one's skill levels,
irregardless of winning or losing.  Or it might be I'm one sharp cookie. <wink> --
Big Molly

Keethos -- I just arrived and next thing you know I'm the old man of the team.  Guess
I'll have to live up to the prerogatives and prerequisites of being senior fighter.
I've already switched living quarters, twice.  And unless I want to own and run the
team, I'm not getting any better. -- S'tou

Rewrite -- Frontwise to back...get'm all right. (parting shot) -- Roz

S'Tou -- *drool*...heeee...U Goo nu frien...tasty... -- Goo

Jason -- You bleed well, and all so sweet too.  But our time together ended all too
soon, and I still have a itch.  Maybe you could bleed for me again real soon.  I'm
getting goosebumps just thinking about it.  *giggles* -- Tomo-chan

Red Tiger -- Oh you'll buy alright.  I'm sure your spleen will fetch a fair enough
price to keep the Froth & Slosh Slurpies coming to even drown Rewrite's annoying
banter for a few days. -- Kyoko

Rosemary -- Luv, thats the fist time with a womans that she asleeps before mes.  I
didn'ts mind the luv taps on me neck, but take it easys on me family gewls.  Thats
mes moneys maker baby. -- Rewrite

Ankaa -- What's that saying, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee?  I don't think
they meant it literally though hun.  You're lucky though; I had a couple before the
match to lighten my mood.  'Cause next time I might not be so nice when I swat ya. --

Amie -- I hope you FREEZE YOUR SCALES OFF, you reptile!  I hope you CHOKE on snow! --
Snowshoe, Certified Bad Loser today

Your Mama -- Yours, maybe.  Not mine.  MY mama would never be so mean. -- Cezzaro

Weipa -- I hear filleted croc is tasty, but...I dunno, you look stringy. -- Red Tiger

Sue Nami -- Do you realize how much trouble it is to get sand out of my wing-cases?
But I suppose for the skills I shouldn't complain.  So...sorta thanks. -- Ladybug

Jon -- That was unnecessary. -- Ghost of Red Tarmahk

Sue Nami -- Congratulations! -- all the living Cardow Hunters
P.S.  Oh, sorry, we already said that.  Well, we say it again.

Mr. Dollar -- Seems like it. -- Ghost of Red Tarmahk

Miss Conduct -- (twirling his mustache)  Oh?  Well, allow me to help you with that
attitude! -- Cezzaro

Manager of Will Duel 4 Mead -- Okay, but he can read the note himself. -- Manager of
Cardow Hunters, a.k.a. Uncle Wolf

Solar Flare -- It takes me a while to refill my skill reservoirs. -- Ladybug

Solar Flare -- Congrats on your DuelMastership! -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Brickhouse -- Thanks for helping me get my last attribute learn...now I can go on to
a career of mediocrity by trying to learn something. -- Sticket

Connie -- If we do that again, I may actually improve to a .500 record, however, I
doubt you would come at me the same way and I would not get as lucky.  Good luck in
your future bloodfeuds. -- Down Pour (the forever bloodfeuded one it seems)

Ladybug -- Tough draw for you being my last fight...but at least I left you with some
decent skills.  Good luck in the future -- Sue Nami

Kojiro -- Just when I get on a roll of winning, you come along. -- Whirlwind

Miss Conduct -- I even hate myself after that fight.  I'm sure with even fight
experience I would not stand a chance.  You have a bright future ahead of you, good
luck. -- Zero

Roadkill and Streetwalkers/The Cardow Hunters -- Thank you for the kind words.  Good
luck to all. -- Sue Nami

Mensa -- As always, I look forward to another meeting with you.  I really have no
problem padding my record. -- Sticket

Big Molly -- That will teach you to...uh...hit me...uh...Hi I'm Syrma have we met? --

Hogan -- I believe my new tactics need some work, ok a lot of work! -- Mensa

Kyoko -- I thought I had you wrapped up.  That will teach me to put all my energy
into the beginning of a fight. -- Ankaa

Machigai -- Don't EVER hit me in the pelvis, at least not with your fighting sword.
-- Solar Flare

Energizer Bunny -- I am not sure you got any satisfaction from that fight.  You are
more than welcome to try again. -- Carina

I would like to give a warm welcome to all the teams who have recently joined or
rejoined the arena.  It is always nice to have more competition and personals! --
Venus, Mgr. Venusians

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena
1.  No tournament play for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena.
5.  Twenty teams required, per RSI.
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead).
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.

     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOO delivered the death blow upon BLACK ORC in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIPPER was murdered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CONNIE was overpowered by DOWN POUR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
ENERGIZER BUNNY was devastated by KHORMASHRA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
ROSEMARY demolished CARINA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
MACHIGAI won victory over SOLAR FLARE in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
AMIE was overpowered by KOJIRO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MURRY was defeated by WHIRLWIND in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MENSA viciously subdued STICKET in a slow 8 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
YOUR MAMA lost to ZERO VISABILITY in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
TOMO-CHAN was beaten by CEZZARO in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge melee.
MISS CONDUCT II demolished S'TOU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WEIPA was viciously subdued by RED TIGER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
SIREN viciously subdued HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 8 minute bloody Challenge bout.
TEALVIN luckily beat BIG MOLLY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's Challenge duel.
FLUFFY was overcome by SYRMA in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
KYOKO was bested by DAIHACHI in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
HEARTWOOD overpowered ANKAA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LADYBUG overpowered MARIUS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
GALLIENUS viciously subdued BRICKHOUSE in a 3 minute gory one-sided contest.
THE CLEAR vanquished SNOWSHOE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
AUREOLUS was overcome by JON in a 1 minute duel.
DON handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JASON demolished BILL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LANCE was vanquished by LITTLE MILLY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
POSTUMUS dispatched LUCY in a 2 minute fight.
CICERO luckily beat HUNGER PANG in a 2 minute brutal beginner's match.
REWRITE viciously subdued GOLDIE in a action packed 3 minute brutal novice's fray.
DIRTY SANCHEZ handily defeated VICOTHNIC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BUSTER was overpowered by TYE FOON in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CLOSE CALL was handily defeated by RED LILY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  24 -  3      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  26 -  5      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  36 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |

Turn 543 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              23   7  0  104 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           15  12  0   97 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               17  11  1   95 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                18  12  1   83 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONNIE 4716                13  11  1   77 CROC FILES (374)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT II 4156        5   2  0   39 STREET WALKERS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BIG MOLLY 4822.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIREN 4820, REWRITE 
2926, SOLAR FLARE 4427, POSTUMUS 4684, HUNGER PANG 4832, GOLDIE 4805, GALLIENUS 4607, 

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 4763.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STICKET 4751, CLOSE CALL 4834, BUSTER 4833, VICOTHNIC 4817, LANCE 4765, 
BILL 4766, AUREOLUS 4631, SNOWSHOE 4712, BRICKHOUSE 4131, and MARIUS 4602.