DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2012    Duedate: 06/26/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUB O'CONNOR
CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5702) [12-6-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KICKER MURPHY                  GASOLINE DREAMS
CLAN CROW (456)                STANKONIA (477)
(29-5622) [13-12-2,117]        (29-5739) [4-2-1,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       WINTERSONG
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5699) [14-20-0,88]         (29-5783) [8-5-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN CROW (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOHICA (449)                58
2. CLAN CROW (456)             38      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        15      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         11
5. STANKONIA (477)              8      STANKONIA (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SAVAGE HORDE (481)         2   0  0  100   1/ 2 CLAN CROW (456)          11  3 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      693 462 20 60.0   2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)       8  6 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      710 479 60 59.7   3/ 4 BOHICA (449)              7  3 0
 4/ 4 BOHICA (449)             137  94  2 59.3   4/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5/ 7*STANKONIA (477)           12  10  2 54.5   5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            6  9 0
 6- 5 MID EARTH (223)          662 584 31 53.1   6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  5 0
 7/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      384 361 22 51.5   7/11*STANKONIA (477)           4  3 0
 8/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          163 167 13 49.4   8/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  7 0
 9/ 9 TREKKERS (462)           172 196  5 46.7   9- 8 MID EARTH (223)           2  3 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     657 781 14 45.7  10/ 9 OPEN HAND (466)           2  8 0
11/11 OPEN HAND (466)           77 108  4 41.6  11-10*SAVAGE HORDE (481)        1  0 0
12-13*CAVEMEN (480)              1   3  0 25.0  12-12*CAVEMEN (480)             1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        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 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): HALF PAST PI of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): HAROUN SHADDAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 630): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 687): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 688): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 685): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 629): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 522): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 483): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 586): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 695): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon LAPUR, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in LAPUR, with changing loyalties, 
changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--CLAN CROW.  What's a move up 
by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
STANKONIA.  Good things come to those who fight well, as BOHICA can attest, moving up 
by 1.  Practice pays for CLAYBANK, who pummelled BAHRAM, to pocket 22 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 11 
points to CLAYBANK.  (Discrete enough, BAHRAM?) Like a flirtacious debutante, LAPUR's 
Duelmaster SULU found himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 4 times!  
Duelmaster SULU from TREKKERS is going for the gold, as he TV challenged CLAN CROW's 
PUB O'CONNOR.  Ooh, the excitement!  In LAPUR, nothing is permanent (except Death), 
and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, PUB O'CONNOR.  Word has it one team in LAPUR 
is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.  
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of MID EARTH should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of CLAN CROW, so did that sorry team shy from MID EARTH 
DEADMAU5 challenged WINDFLOWER!  Who says BOHICA are just a bunch of wimps!  DEADMAU5 
of BOHICA kept its wits as it overcame WINDFLOWER.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in LAPUR is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702            12   6  0   115       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KICKER MURPHY 5622           13  12  2   117       CLAN CROW (456)
 NERO 5707                    16  16  0    97       TREKKERS (462)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         17   7  0    95       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754            13   6  1    94       TREKKERS (462)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         19  10  0    93       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULU 5705                    20  12  0    90       TREKKERS (462)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595       17   8  0    90       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CLAYBANK 5699                14  20  0    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 IRYANA 5492                  12  16  0    85       OPEN HAND (466)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               19  13  1    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOLWYN 5753                  11   6  0    79       MID EARTH (223)
 BAHRAM 5445                  15  24  1    76       OPEN HAND (466)
-ANSHIN 4861                  18   9  0    75       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-WENIEN 5758                   9   6  0    74       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         10   8  0    72       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROADZILLA 5703               9   2  0    63       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588             15  11  1    61       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CALYPSO 5710                 13   5  0    59       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            9   7  2    58       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEAD LANCER 5768              5   3  0    54       METAL MINCERS (256)
 TANE 5480                    11  19  0    52       OPEN HAND (466)
 DEADMAU5 5779                 3   1  0    50       BOHICA (449)
 WINTERSONG 5783               8   5  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATASH 5790                    5   4  0    39       OPEN HAND (466)
 JESSIE JAMES 5817             4   2  0    35       STREET WALKERS (97)
-MOTHIAS 5780                  6   4  0    34       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHISAHARU 5180                8   5  0    33       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               8   7  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          6   4  0    31       CLAN CROW (456)
 GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          4   2  1    31       STANKONIA (477)
 AVOX 5823                     3   2  0    28       BOHICA (449)
 MS JACKSON 5738               2   4  1    28       STANKONIA (477)
 SEIDAI 5766                   7   6  0    27       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 INSLUMNATIONAL 5830           2   0  0    26       STANKONIA (477)
 DIVERGENT 5803                3   1  0    25       BOHICA (449)
 SO CLEAN 5740                 3   2  0    24       STANKONIA (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERFACE 5826               2   1  0    22       BOHICA (449)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                3  11  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-TROLLFOOT 5792                2   0  0    18       SAVAGE HORDE (481)
 MEKURA 5831                   1   1  0    18       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-LINNAEUS 5784                 1   1  0    17       CAVEMEN (480)
 TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840         1   1  0    13       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NISHIBI 5829                  2   1  0    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-NAOWYN 5811                   1   2  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           2   3  0     9       METAL MINCERS (256)
-QUALM 5810                    2   1  0     7       MID EARTH (223)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 DAX 5832                      1   2  0     5       TREKKERS (462)
 KYREE 5824                    0   3  0     3       OPEN HAND (466)
 MISS TAKE 5846                0   1  0     1       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DEANNA TROI 5845              0   1  0     1       TREKKERS (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cardow Hunters -- Well, as to the borgs always being bad guys, it just isn't so.  Oh,
they do have their days, and some try to act B A D, but in general, they are just a
bunch of decent, loyal, metallic pets.  I equate them to a kennel of dogs, with most
being lovable mutts, and some being a little big-headed.  Once in a while, one of
them gets a little "out there"!  But usually, they are man's-best-friend.  Most of
The Mincers seem to be better warriors than the hounds, though. -- Ora

What ye say, Ora?  Me borgs be dogs?  Gal, ye jest!  Sheesh! -- Oremaster

Sulu and The Trekkers -- We congratulate you on your Duelmastership. -- Ora,
Oremaster, and The Borgs

Pub O'Connor -- You can call me Plut if I can call you Pob. (wink) -- Plutonium Punch

Jessie James -- I kinda thought you looked a little curvy there, and you fought like
a dame, so it must be true that the name registry has you wrong and you are, indeed,
Jessie Jane.  I like that! -- Lead Lancer

Mekura -- Welcome to my world.  I hope you got your breath back, though. -- Steel
Squeezer

Qualm -- You dirty, rotten, no-account huckster!  You probably cavort with the
hobbits. -- Tungsten Twister

     Somebody has to.  And the food is good.

A sneaky, slinky 20 point gain grabs the top spot!?  Oh, yeah!  We will take it!  Yes
we will. -- Ora (for the borgs)

Aye, that we be, lassie.  That we be. -- Oremaster (glad to be over last round's
opher)

     Opher just keeps making me think of a city of fabulous riches....

Roadkill -- I loved your spot on Miss Conduct.  Such patience it took to "bring her
back."  You are an all right kind of guy. -- Ora

Philly is only six weeks away!  (Less when you read this.) -- The Metal Mincer
Publicist

Miley Virus -- Now you know. -- Windflower the Uninsulted

Kicker Murphy -- I totally agree.  He definitely has some vision problems.  Maybe if
we mugged him in an alley?  A cooperative effort. -- Grassfire

Linnaeus -- So, what you're saying is that Cavemen don't have a problem with snow?  I
bet you were around for the last Ice Age, weren't you?  Oh, well. -- Snowflake

Tane -- Huh, almost mirror records.  Are you sure you want to waste your off-hand on
that? -- Grassfire, responding to Jorja's incorrigible meddling impulse

Spin McDuecan -- Aw, now, I wasn't vicious, was I?  I wouldn't be vicious with a
little guy like you, it's too much like beating up a kid. -- Claybank

Wenien -- So cruel! -- Windflower

Mothias -- Is it not amazing the things that please the fans?  I suspect they would
be much less pleased by... a beautiful sung epic, or well-turned dance.  Sad, is it
not? -- Wintersong

Jessie Janes -- Ye know how people be when it comes ta nudity, they look the other
way an pretend it dannae exist.  Mayhap that be why they still dannae figure oot ye
gender? -- Double McDipper

Nero -- Ye be r'mindin me about that one song goes something like this....  (in a
chalkboard whiny like voice)  Me get knocked down, buy me get up again, Yor never
gonna keep me down!  Only it dannae work oot quite that way for ye. -- Kicker Murphy

Claybank -- Them be some very clever stabes, one can see why the fans might be
stunned.  That be a good O' fight b'tween us.  Darn near had ye!  But the part where
ye "viciously subdued" me might be o wee bit off. -- Spin McDuecan

Dax -- Me dannae understand how we made the O' least popular list or Pub either for
that matter!  Me be thinkin the crowd be on drugs!  Or maybe they be zombies or maybe
they be in comas!  All me know is somethin aboot it dannae be right. -- Double
McDipper

Sulu -- That be O' interesting fight laddie and me dannae understand how ye pulled it

off.  Me challenged ye anyways but since you challenge made it through and me
challenge dannae make it through me strat be O'bit different.  Even so ye pulled off
O big move for the win. -- Pib (ahem not Pob *eyes editor shrewdly*) O'Connor

     I'll print it as you sent it.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SULU was devastated by PUB O'CONNOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
KICKER MURPHY demolished CAPT. ANTSY PANTS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN outlasted IRYANA in a unpopular 14 minute master's Challenge duel.
DEADMAU5 overpowered WINDFLOWER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BUTTERFACE devastated SNOWFLAKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NISHIBI was viciously subdued by DIVERGENT in a unpopular 8 minute Challenge match.
DAX was overpowered by JESSIE JAMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TUNGSTEN TWISTER vanquished KYREE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MILEY VIRUS was vanquished by GRASSFIRE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STEEL SHARPENER was overpowered by CAPTAIN KIRK in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
BAHRAM was overpowered by CLAYBANK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
NERO handily defeated PENNILESS LORD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TANE was demolished by BROADZILLA in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
WINTERSONG slimly lost to CALYPSO in a 3 minute gory conflict.
SPIN MCDUECAN viciously subdued AVOX in a 2 minute gruesome master vs. beginner bout.
MS JACKSON was beaten by ATASH in a 1 minute brawl.
SEIDAI was bested by GASOLINE DREAMS in a 2 minute brawl.
STEEL SQUEEZER was overpowered by MEKURA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SO CLEAN overpowered MISS TAKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
INSLUMNATIONAL overpowered DEANNA TROI in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  16 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        28 -  19 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  30 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  28 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  27 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  25 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  31 -  1      28  |

Turn 686 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PUB O'CONNOR 5702          12   6  0  115 CLAN CROW (456)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KICKER MURPHY 5622         13  12  2  117 CLAN CROW (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN KIRK 5754          13   6  1   94 TREKKERS (462)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       19  10  0   93 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  20  12  0   90 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595     17   8  0   90 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             19  13  1   84 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROADZILLA 5703             9   2  0   63 STREET WALKERS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CLAYBANK 5699.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WINTERSONG 5783.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLAYBANK 5699, CALYPSO 
5710, SPIN MCDUECAN 5728, GASOLINE DREAMS 5739, PUB O'CONNOR 5702, DEADMAU5 5779, 
TUNGSTEN TWISTER 5840, CAPTAIN KIRK 5754, SEIDAI 5766, and BUTTERFACE 5826.

The least popular fighter this week was CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NISHIBI 5829, IRYANA 5492, DEANNA TROI 5845, MISS TAKE 5846, 
STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, MS JACKSON 5738, TANE 5480, BAHRAM 5445, DAX 5832, and DIVERGENT 
5803.