DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2006    Duedate: 01/09/2007

IAYE ARENA

DM-30    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SGT. SCHMID
LENPROS (145)
(30-4569) [20-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNSCATHED                      PICASSO TRIGGER
CRYSTAL PALACE (435)           THE PREFECTURE (452)
(30-4516) [21-24-0,111]        (30-4684) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WROTE THE BOOK                 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ
GAMEHENDGE (299)               THE WARLOCKS (430)
(30-4540) [23-24-0,93]         (30-4583) [17-11-1,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LENPROS (145)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRYSTAL PALACE (435)        45
2. THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)  40      THE WARLOCKS (430)
3. THE PREFECTURE (452)        33      Unchartered Team
4. RANDOM (391)                28
5. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)       16      THE PREFECTURE (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 HELLSWORN (450)           37  23  2 61.7   1/ 2 LENPROS (145)            10  4 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       137  86  7 61.4   2/ 1 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)      8  6 0
 3/ 4 LENPROS (145)            920 598 25 60.6   3/ 3 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     7  5 0
 4/ 7 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   12  10  1 54.5   4/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  7 0
 5/ 5 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 167 145  6 53.5   5/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)        6  9 0
 6/ 6 GAMEHENDGE (299)         155 139 10 52.7   6/ 8 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      6  9 0
 7/ 8 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)     186 171 10 52.1   7- 4 HELLSWORN (450)           5  5 0
 8/ 9 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     26  26  1 50.0   8/ 9 GAMEHENDGE (299)          4  7 0
 9/11 RANDOM (391)              24  25  0 49.0   9/11 RANDOM (391)              3  3 0
10/10 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      87  91  1 48.9  10/ 0*THE PREFECTURE (452)      2  3 0
11/12 RED DOG GANG (356)       468 639 10 42.3  11/ 7 THE WARLOCKS (430)        2  7 0
12/ 0*THE PREFECTURE (452)       2   3  0 40.0  12/12 RESCUE RANGERS II (385)   1  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Point:

     The people in front of Lady Protector Stepharoo hesitated, and the group seemed
almost to stumble, as a first response to her call for a rescue.  Then someone in the
heart of the mass began to shout that the Pointers should "Kill them all!"
     "No!"  Stepharoo knew, immediately and without thought, that a killing frenzy
was the wrong approach, always the wrong approach.  Even if there were no innocents
at risk--and there were, oh, yes, more than she could count--a killing frenzy would
play into the hands of the Kraelians.  But how could one person stop them?
     Senator Sedalia came to a stop beside her, breathing heavily.  As soon as he
could draw a breath without panting, he began, "Citizens of Point!"
     Oh, gods, he was going to reason with them!  You couldn't reason with a mob, and
he should KNOW that.  Stepharoo opened her mouth to remind him of that, then closed
it again.  You couldn't reason with a senator, either.
     "Citizens of Point!  Champions of Truth, Justice, and Really Good Whiskey!"
     There were a few cheers from the swirling crowd.  And another shout of "Kill
them all!"
     "It is not the Andorian Way to kill without need!" Sedalia shouted.
     "Bad choice," Gissanniah muttered.
     Stepharoo glanced at her.  "Why?"
     The Iayean shrugged.  "Idealism is...not appealing to people who are frightened.
And these Pointers are scared spitless of Krael and what might come out of it."
     Steph didn't want to admit it, but she knew it was true.  The crowd stank of
fear.  There must be something they could do, though!
     "If they won't respond to idealism," Old Doc Circ said, coming to a stop beside
the two women and bending over to ease a stitch in his side, "then we must find some
other way to enlighten them.  We--"
     "Enlighten!  Of course!"  Stepharoo smacked her hand on her forehead.  "My only
excuse is that I'm new to this stuff," she muttered.  She held her sword and shield
high, angling them so that sunlight reflecting off them would play across the crowd.
The soft golden glow swept out.
     Senator Sedalia, ever alert to shifting forces in a crowd, took the point at
once.  "Citizens of Point!" he bellowed, "see the Light!  A rescue!  A rescue!"
     The crowd stirred, turned, and faced downslope toward Krael and the approaching
groups of people.

     Fandil heard the change in the sounds from above them on the slope with relief.
Adie's clear voice rose above the surf-roar of crowd sound, though he couldn't make
out the words.  He risked a glance over his shoulder.  The crowd was pouring down
toward them, and it looked bloodthirsty enough to make his hair stand on end, but its
attention was focused beyond the point where he and Cho and this gladiator from
Ardivent had made their stand.  He spared a moment's pity for the Aruaki who had been
turned into golems, but only a moment:  death here and now would be a cleaner end for
them than the Kraelians were likely to give them, cleaner by far than the mindless
travesty of life they had now.
     The gladiator Eclipse raised his dark shield, and where that shadow fell, the
golems fell, too.  Not dead, when the shadow passed on, they twitched and groped
their way back upright, but they would not be able to attack by charging through the
darkness.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of IAYE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team CIRCUS MAXIMUS was 
unseated this week as LENPROS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon THE WARLOCKS this time out 
who this turn suffered a fall into 11th position in the wake of a 0-2-0 round.  My 
praise to LENPROS for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully 
fought round deserving of notice!  UNSCATHED caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested LADY HUNTSMAN and was awarded 23 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, UNSCATHED put down 
LADY HUNTSMAN, causing her to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Who here 
was not present for the title fight this week as SGT. SCHMID boldly challenged 
SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned 
out in honor of SGT. SCHMID, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
IAYE seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in IAYE these days is CIRCUS MAXIMUS.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding CIRCUS MAXIMUS.  Indeed it was 
LENPROS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  BIGFOOTS 
take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in IAYE.  I cannot but express pride 
for the fearlessness of SNOWY SNOW who cast caution to the winds and challenged 
BIGFOOTS, a fighter 30 points higher.  The CRYSTAL PALACE stable will be up late 
tonight, for indeed it was SNOWY SNOW who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 
20 in recognition!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that MAPT posted a challenge against the more highly recognized FENCE POST.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MAPT subdued FENCE POST.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SGT. SCHMID 4569             20  10  0   108       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNSCATHED 4516               21  24  0   111       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254        17  15  0   107       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
-STINGER 4098                  9  11  0   104       RANDOM (391)
 THE CLEAR 4539               24  23  0   100       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583        17  11  1   100       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          23  24  0    93       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 ENCHANTED 4517               21  24  0    93       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 SNOWY SNOW 4597              13   8  0    92       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       16  15  1    87       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           18   8  0    84       LENPROS (145)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                13  41  0    82       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SCARECROW 3671                9   7  0    76       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARJSKI 4659                  8   2  0    66       HELLSWORN (450)
-MAORAKITH 4664                7   5  1    66       HELLSWORN (450)
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588            16  15  0    63       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 THE BOY KING 4615             8   5  1    62       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-DON FRANCIS 4619              4   1  0    62       LENPROS (145)
-VRANCELLE 4658                8   2  1    61       HELLSWORN (450)
 POP IDOL 4617                 9   4  0    58       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD WALTON 4612              6   7  0    57       LENPROS (145)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOPT 4103                     5   4  0    56       RANDOM (391)
 SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603           5   3  1    49       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 SPANDEX ODDITY 3095           8   3  0    48       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 GADGET 4528                   6   5  0    47       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 MAPT 4100                     5   3  0    47       RANDOM (391)
 WINDY WIND 4593               9  13  0    45       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 FENCE POST 4604              10  14  0    44       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645          6   3  0    44       LENPROS (145)
-BAZTHRAX 4660                 7   3  0    43       HELLSWORN (450)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606             10  12  0    42       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HITHELLIENE 4596              8  18  0    42       RED DOG GANG (356)
 PRINCESS DIANA 4614           5   8  0    34       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KLINK 4647                    3   5  0    31       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 ECK 4649                      5   3  1    28       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 ISPEP 4527                    3   1  0    27       RANDOM (391)
 AT 4521                       2   4  0    26       RANDOM (391)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBBO 4656                     5   2  0    22       HELLSWORN (450)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             3   3  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 FORTUNETELLER 4669            3   2  0    19       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
-DALE II 4025                  1   0  1    16       RESCUE RANGERS II (385)
 PICASSO TRIGGER 4684          1   0  0    16       THE PREFECTURE (452)
 GHOST OF A ROSE 4686          1   0  0    14       THE PREFECTURE (452)
 IRISH CREAM 4654              2   3  0     9       RED DOG GANG (356)
 FRENCH VETO 4618              1   6  0     9       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 FOGGY FOG 4688                1   0  0     6       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 OUT OF TIME 4681              1   1  0     6       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 COUNT SPANKULA 4683           0   1  0     1       THE PREFECTURE (452)
 BRILLIANT TRASH 4682          0   1  0     1       THE PREFECTURE (452)
 CUPS& CAKES 4685              0   1  0     1       THE PREFECTURE (452)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LION POOL 5 4687       0  1 0 CIRCUS MAXIMUS 273    SPYMASTER 381         539 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fence Post -- That was sort of like banging my head repeatedly against a big oak
tree.  I needed the penance. -- Cardinal Arizpe (with a big headache)

Spandex O. -- Nothin' personal.  Just business. -- Don Francis

Obbo -- Why thank you, youngster.  A contribution to your Lord is always accepted and
puts you in good status. -- Lord Walton

Gamehendge -- Who WROTE THE BOOK of love? -- Lady Huntsman

Scarecrow -- Go back to the circus, heartless wonder.  You'd never make a soldier. --
Sgt Schmid

Ikaun -- Welcome to Iaye.  (Eye-ay)  Good luck to you.  Health.  Humility.  Honor. --
Lenpro

Sunlight -- A salute to your skills, Duelmaster. -- Lenpro

Ikaun -- Now THAT was funny.  "Ringmaster, sorry they keep losing your DM columns."
Loved it! -- Lenpro
P.S.  Perhaps those were actually the DM Columns that Ringmaster submitted listing
all he knows?

Fence Post -- I AM NOT short.  That is so demeaning and discriminating.  The Family
will make you pay! -- Don Francis

Snowy Snow -- Some days, yes, today, no.  Which is too bad, you know?  I like making
footprints in the snow. -- Bigfoots

Cardinal Arizpe -- This is some kind of solstice gift?  I'll take it! -- Fence Post

Pop Idol -- You are not my idol.  I dithlike you intenthely. -- Hithelliene

The Boy King -- Darned upstart kids! -- Dr Trinaire

Klink -- Darn it, you SNUCK UP on me!  I didn't think you COULD.  Drat.  Ouch. --
Irish Cream

Ikaun -- We're glad to have you here, but...what other kind of history would we have?
Ours is as real any in Alastari. -- Leeta, Red Dog Gang

Rainy Rain is DEAD?  No!  What will we do when the drought comes? -- Red Dog Gang

Lenpro -- Ah, you mean it was an error of expectation on your part? -- the Scribe

Sarjski -- Try crossing the street in front of me, buster! -- an extremely
bloodthirsty jaywalker

Bazthrax -- Issue challenges, then. -- one among many Happy Peasants
P.S.  Small Arena Syndrome.  Not enough active warriors ranked near you, probably.

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
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

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
   Arena.

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'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
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
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732

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
RSI.
     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    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     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    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

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

LION POOL 5 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SGT. SCHMID unbelievably bested SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a 10 minute Challenge Title duel.
SNOWY SNOW savagely defeated BIGFOOTS in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
UNSCATHED overpowered LADY HUNTSMAN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
CARDINAL ARIZPE viciously subdued PRINCESS DIANA in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
WINDY WIND was beaten by LORD WALTON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
THE BOY KING outlasted QUEEN CHINEE in a action packed 7 minute Challenge melee.
AT lost to HITHELLIENE in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
MAPT vanquished FENCE POST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WROTE THE BOOK was overpowered by MR SELF DESTRUCT in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
ENCHANTED was savagely defeated by THE CLEAR in a 2 minute veteran's match.
EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE bested SCARECROW in a exciting 3 minute bloody battle.
SPANDEX ODDITY beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute conflict.
GADGET overcame DR TRINAIRE in a 1 minute fight.
POP IDOL viciously subdued KLINK in a 2 minute bloody bout.
SLEEPS ALL DAY vanquished FORTUNETELLER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ISPEP devastated FRENCH VETO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ECK overpowered IRISH CREAM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OUT OF TIME beat COUNT SPANKULA in a 3 minute novice's bout.
PICASSO TRIGGER luckily beat TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
CUPS& CAKES was viciously subdued by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's bout.
GHOST OF A ROSE demolished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
BRILLIANT TRASH was viciously subdued by FOGGY FOG in a 2 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  13 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        23 -  18 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  40 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  22 -  0      33  |

Turn 539 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        4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. SCHMID 4569           20  10  0  108 LENPROS (145)
WALL OF STEEL    MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254      17  15  0  107 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             24  23  0  100 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583      17  11  1  100 THE WARLOCKS (430)
SLASHING ATTACK  SNOWY SNOW 4597            13   8  0   92 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
PARRY-STRIKE     QUEEN CHINEE 4588          16  15  0   63 THE WARLOCKS (430)
AIMED BLOW       THE BOY KING 4615           8   5  1   62 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   POP IDOL 4617               9   4  0   58 WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
BASHING ATTACK   CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645        6   3  0   44 LENPROS (145)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WROTE THE BOOK 4540.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE CLEAR 
4539, SCARECROW 3671, THE BOY KING 4615, QUEEN CHINEE 4588, SNOWY SNOW 4597, LORD 
WALTON 4612, HITHELLIENE 4596, POP IDOL 4617, UNSCATHED 4516, and CARDINAL ARIZPE 
4645.

The least popular fighter this week was BRILLIANT TRASH 4682.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CUPS& CAKES 4685, IRISH CREAM 4654, FRENCH VETO 4618, 
FORTUNETELLER 4669, DR TRINAIRE 4606, SPANDEX ODDITY 3095, FENCE POST 4604, PRINCESS 
DIANA 4614, BIGFOOTS 4512, and SGT. SCHMID 4569.