DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2012    Duedate: 03/06/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-678

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CASIMIR PULASKI
BOHICA (449)
(29-5435) [14-6-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CASIMIR PULASKI                MOON JUICE
BOHICA (449)                   FEELING GROOVY (467)
(29-5435) [14-6-0,127]         (29-5483) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULPHOR                         CASIMIR PULASKI
MID EARTH (223)                BOHICA (449)
(29-5671) [19-12-4,105]        (29-5435) [14-6-0,127]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              39
2. MID EARTH (223)             27      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. OPEN HAND (466)             21      Unchartered Team
4. FEELING GROOVY (467)        17
5. METAL MINCERS (256)          8      FEELING GROOVY (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FEELING GROOVY (467)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 0
 2- 1*STANKONIA (477)            7   4  2 63.6   2/ 6 OPEN HAND (466)           8  6 0
 3/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      680 451 20 60.1   3/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           7  5 1
 4/ 3 BOHICA (449)             121  85  2 58.7   4/ 3 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       7  6 0
 5/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          651 575 31 53.1   5/ 7 TREKKERS (462)            7  8 0
 6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      373 341 22 52.2   6/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  2 1
 7/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          145 155 12 48.3   7/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 8/ 7 TREKKERS (462)           156 175  5 47.1   8- 8*STANKONIA (477)           3  3 1
 9/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     637 761 14 45.6   9/10 BOHICA (449)              3  3 0
10/ 9 OPEN HAND (466)           67  84  4 44.4  10/ 0*FEELING GROOVY (467)      1  0 0
11/11*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)      4  19  0 17.4  11/11*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)     1 10 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): BEARFOOT of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My final DM Column will be about one of the most interesting subjects in all the
land-- ME!  I am sure you have all been waiting for this.  Read 'em and weep, my
serving followers; read 'em and weep.
     I was born a 15-3-13-21-17-8-7 basher with great damage and normal endurance and
my only bonus a measley +1 attack.  Somewhere along the line, Ora and Oremaster made
me work out with weights, bumping my CON to 4.  Whatever.
My arena record is 14-1-0, with 2 DM Titles
My tournament record is 25-8-1 with 1 TC and 1 TV
Until this recent fight I stood at Master Init, Attack and Decise plus an expert in
Parry.  Parry?
     I seem to fight well with the warhammer and the mace, but not the maul or fist.
55-146-26 WH
1-5-2 MA
0-24-0 ML
0-3-0 FI
I suspect that golden warhammer Ora gave me is my favorite.
     I learn pretty fast at a 2.54 skill per fight rate and learned all my Attack
skills first, with both Init and Decise almost all learned.  I guess I learn/favor
Attack best.
    What's next for me?  I am not so sure.  I am the third basher TC for The
Consortium, and bashers have not proven to be favored on The Isle.  Discrimination
yet reigns in our society!  One last fight, though, and it will be with some Dark
Arena monster.
     Adios, Amigos.
     Bismuth Bender, Borg Beautiful

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LAPUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave CARDOW HUNTERS a 2-3-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya gotta 
be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  
OPEN HAND is now ranked 2nd with a 3-2-0 turn.  What's with MOON JUICE?  She actually 
beat JESSIE'S LOVERS' CINDY CRAWFORD, and walked away with 17 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at MID EARTH while they watched WENIEN clobber CLAYBANK.  He 
lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  LAPUR has a 
Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  It Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's 
RIVER MONSTER (0-0-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  RIVER MONSTER was 
reminded on the sands why BISMUTH BENDER 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...  The most avoided team 
was BLACK SAMURAI.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at MID EARTH ain't 
reelin'!  BLACK SAMURAI's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, SPIN MCDUECAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  Keep challenging up 52 points, NERO, and I won't have to write about you 
much longer.  CASIMIR PULASKI always accepts those kind of challenges...  I don't get 
it.  NERO goes and challenges CASIMIR PULASKI, way above him, but gets 4 points after 
he loses!  Is this a new strategy?  GOWRON of TREKKERS knows how to pick 'em.  He 
challenged SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW who is up by 20.  Now was this a wise move?  
GOWRON perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by SPIN MCDUECAN and 
ended up with 42 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if BISMUTH 
BENDER can return from the Dark Arena.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         14   6  0   127       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                  19  12  4   105       MID EARTH (223)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754             9   3  1    93       TREKKERS (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUB O'CONNOR 5702             9   5  0    87       CLAN CROW (456)
 AKUMU 4674                   17  20  1    85       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-KICKER MURPHY 5622            9  10  2    84       CLAN CROW (456)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         15   6  0    77       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NERO 5707                    11  13  0    77       TREKKERS (462)
 SULU 5705                    15  10  0    75       TREKKERS (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLWYN 5753                   8   5  0    67       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAHRAM 5445                  12  20  1    63       OPEN HAND (466)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            6   3  1    63       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRYANA 5492                  10  11  0    62       OPEN HAND (466)
 MAGDALA 5474                 10  14  1    61       OPEN HAND (466)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         14   8  0    59       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715               14  10  1    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WENIEN 5758                   6   5  0    55       MID EARTH (223)
 ANSHIN 4861                  14   6  0    53       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CLAYBANK 5699                10  16  0    46       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TANE 5480                    10  13  0    43       OPEN HAND (466)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748          6   6  0    43       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GOWRON 5719                   8  13  1    42       TREKKERS (462)
-MS JACKSON 5738               2   1  1    41       STANKONIA (477)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               4   3  0    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALYPSO 5710                  9   4  0    31       BOHICA (449)
 MOTHIAS 5780                  4   2  0    27       MID EARTH (223)
-CHISAHARU 5180                6   2  0    25       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SO CLEAN 5740                 2   1  0    24       STANKONIA (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          2   1  1    23       STANKONIA (477)
 SEIDAI 5766                   5   2  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-NAIMIT 3699                   2   1  0    21       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 MOON JUICE 5483               1   0  0    17       FEELING GROOVY (467)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          3   1  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
 HUGH 5804                     1   0  0    14       TREKKERS (462)
 WINTERSONG 5783               2   3  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATASH 5790                    2   0  0    10       OPEN HAND (466)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                2   4  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LEAD LANCER 5768              2   2  0     8       METAL MINCERS (256)
-BRASS BANDER 5773             1   1  0     7       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MURASAKI 5782                 1   3  0     6       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 KIM KARDASHIAN 5791           0   3  0     3       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 CINDY CRAWFORD 5798           0   2  0     2       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BAG OF BONES 5460       7  4 0 BOHICA 449           SPIN MCDUECAN 5728    677   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Captain Kirk -- Well, I learned my lesson... and it looks like you learned everything
else. -- Bahram

Grassfire -- ...and we have arrived at our destination. -- Magdala

Solwyn -- Did I say challenge?  I meant avoid!  Avoid! -- Tane

Wenien -- Oooh, all those learns and ratings, so pretty.  But maybe you should put
the books down and go for a jog or something. -- Iryana

Cindy Crawford -- You may not have won the match, but you certainly won the
popularity contest.  Oh and, sorry about that hit to the upper chest, I know how
important that area is to your other job. -- Atash

All -- Priore 15(+1)-5-16-17(+1)-17(+1)-8-9 Basher.  He is the 2nd Basher and 20th
overall graduate from the guild and has learned 79 skills and raised 3 stats in his
36 fights.  His favorites are War Flail, Very High/Moderate and Attack skills.  He
will be retiring from the arena after his final fight here in Lapur. -- Visionist

Bohica -- Dunno what be gettin inta Spin.  The lad dannae be knowin his own strength.
Rest assured the lad will be disciplined for killin off one o' ye crew. -- Owsly

Congrats to the Bismuth and the Priore for ye graduation to higher places!  Slanche!
-- Owsly (tipping a mug in your honor and damn glad to see ye go!)

Kim Kardashian -- Me always wanted a date with one or both o' ye, me just dannae
expect it ta be a blind date.  What a pleasant surprise!  Though me dare say Jessie
might be a bit miffed. -- Double McDipper (feeling a bit like Hugh Heffner)

Ora -- It doesn't last.  This time, we went 1-4. -- Wintersong and Snowflake

Double McDipper -- I can hardly get "too comfy" with spring breathing hot down my
neck. -- Snowflake

Magdala -- Ah, those walls!  We should DO something about them.  Grab our male
teammates and use them to batter down the walls, perhaps. -- Grassfire

Our congratulations to Bismuth Bender and Priore. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Cairraig Amadan -- If I'd realized what kind of fight it was going to be, I'd've
brought my knitting. -- Claybank
P.S.  Some gladiators would bring a book, but I'm not much of a reader.
P.P.S.  I was a little surprised that I lasted that long.  It must be the tiger's
liver that I eat for breakfast.

Chisaharu -- What is this, "Have a long fight Day"?  Ouch. -- Wintersong

Magdala -- Ah, my turn to bang on the wall.  Good fight on your part. -- Grassfire

Seidai -- Well, thanks.  That gives me the only win on the team, and while I would
rather we all had wins, if there's only going to be one... better it's mine! --
Windflower

Mothias -- It's your hot breath, I guess. -- Snowflake

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BISMUTH BENDER delivered the death blow upon RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute fight.
NERO was viciously subdued by CASIMIR PULASKI in a 3 minute Challenge Title battle.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN was viciously subdued by SULU in a 2 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BAHRAM was demolished by PLUTONIUM PUNCH in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
GOWRON was savagely defeated by SPIN MCDUECAN in a 5 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
TANE was bested by ANSHIN in a 6 minute gory Challenge competition.
SEIDAI viciously subdued WINTERSONG in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
DOUBLE MCDIPPER won victory over SNOWFLAKE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
AKUMU was vanquished by ULPHOR in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
PRIORE handily defeated PENNILESS LORD in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SOLWYN was devastated by CAPTAIN KIRK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CLAYBANK was savagely defeated by WENIEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory match.
MAGDALA handily defeated MOTHIAS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
IRYANA vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
CALYPSO was overcome by WINDFLOWER in a 3 minute bout.
GRASSFIRE slimly won victory over STEEL SHARPENER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
CINDY CRAWFORD was defeated by MOON JUICE in a 2 minute bout.
MURASAKI was demolished by HUGH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ATASH beat KIM KARDASHIAN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW        24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  16 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  20 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  23 -  3      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  25 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  39 -  2      41  |

Turn 678 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CASIMIR PULASKI 5435       14   6  0  127 BOHICA (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULPHOR 5671                19  12  4  105 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669       15   6  0   77 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  15  10  0   75 TREKKERS (462)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLWYN 5753                 8   5  0   67 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIN MCDUECAN 5728          6   3  1   63 CLAN CROW (456)
AIMED BLOW       WINDFLOWER 5772             4   3  0   39 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULPHOR 5671.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CASIMIR PULASKI 5435.  The ten other most popular fighters were SULU 5705, BAHRAM 
5445, SEIDAI 5766, WINDFLOWER 5772, SPIN MCDUECAN 5728, ULPHOR 5671, WENIEN 5758, 
MOON JUICE 5483, KIM KARDASHIAN 5791, and PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669.

The least popular fighter this week was ANSHIN 4861.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TANE 5480, MURASAKI 5782, CALYPSO 5710, MOTHIAS 5780, SNOWFLAKE 5781, 
WINTERSONG 5783, CLAYBANK 5699, SOLWYN 5753, AKUMU 4674, and DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ULPHOR (29-5671) MID EARTH (223)

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

PRIORE (29-5628) MID EARTH (223)
BISMUTH BENDER (29-5692) METAL MINCERS (256)

               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