DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/16/2006    Duedate: 01/12/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNZOE THE SHAMAN
THE STORMGUARDS (78)
(31-4940) [13-3-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CINNIMON ROLLE                 DUALIN
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)           DESOLATE ONES (595)
(31-5553) [11-3-1,131]         (31-5799) [5-0-1,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SVEIN FORKBEARD                UNZOE THE SHAMAN
LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)        THE STORMGUARDS (78)
(31-5187) [22-18-2,103]        (31-4940) [13-3-0,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHERMANS STABLE (578)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AVENGERS (146)              78
2. STORMWATCH (440)            31      SHERMANS STABLE (578)
3. DESOLATE ONES (595)         30      Unchartered Team
4. CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)    26
5. CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)     25      DESOLATE ONES (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   185  99 16 65.1   1/ 6 SHERMANS STABLE (578)    11  4 0
 2- 2*THE HUNTSMEN (600)         9   6  1 60.0   2/ 2 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  10  5 0
 3- 3 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      52  35  1 59.8   3/15 AVENGERS (146)            9  3 1
 4- 4*THIEVES' GUILD (502)       4   3  0 57.1   4/ 3 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      9  6 0
 5/ 7 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     60  46  1 56.6   5/ 1 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      8  7 0
 6/ 5 SOL INVICTUS (469)       166 129 17 56.3   6/13 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   8  7 0
 7/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     676 540 28 55.6   7/19 STORMWATCH (440)          7  3 2
 8/ 9 NUMBERS GAME (403)       280 228 17 55.1   8/ 4 CON KNIGHTS (589)         7  4 0
 9-10 BUSHMASTERS (164)        194 166 12 53.9   9/20 JUST DESSERTS (569)       7  7 0
10/11 DARQUE FORCES (422)      215 184 11 53.9  10/17*DESOLATE ONES (595)       7  8 0
11-12*BLACKGUARD (584)          15  13  2 53.6  11/ 9 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      6  1 0
12/13 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  247 218 12 53.1  12/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  3 0
13/30*DESOLATE ONES (595)       13  12  1 52.0  13-14*HOPLITES (596)            6  4 0
14/14 PLATOON (513)             81  76  7 51.6  14- 5*THE HUNTSMEN (600)        6  4 0
15/16 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      69  67  4 50.7  15/21 SOL INVICTUS (469)        6  6 0
16/17 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  389 388 29 50.1  16/23 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  5  4 0
17/20 AVENGERS (146)           171 172 16 49.9  17-11 BUSHMASTERS (164)         5  5 1
18/19 OVERLORDS (509)          414 419 26 49.7  18/10 OVERLORDS (509)           5  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  60  63  3 48.8  19/ 8 PLATOON (513)             5  9 0
20/25 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   28  30  1 48.3  20/27 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   5  9 0
21/24 STORMWATCH (440)         216 237 12 47.7  21/12 CLUB DV8 (575)            5 10 0
22-23 CRIMSON BLADE (423)       19  21  5 47.5  22-18*BLACKGUARD (584)          4  3 1
23/22 CON KNIGHTS (589)         21  24  0 46.7  23/31*WHAT GAUL! (586)          4  4 2
24-26*HOPLITES (596)             7   8  0 46.7  24-16 THE ANIMALS (574)         4  6 2
25/27 CLUB DV8 (575)            25  30  2 45.5  25/30 NUMBERS GAME (403)        4  6 0
26-28 THE ANIMALS (574)         34  41  3 45.3  26/28 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        4 11 0
27-29*THE 'X' FACTOR (590)       9  11  1 45.0  27-22 CRIMSON BLADE (423)       3  0 0
28-31 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      288 372 36 43.6  28-29 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       3  2 0
29/32 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      36  47  4 43.4  29-25*THE 'X' FACTOR (590)      2  3 1
30/33 JUST DESSERTS (569)       33  46  1 41.8  30/ 0*NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)     2  3 0
31-35*BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)    6   9  0 40.0  31-32*THIEVES' GUILD (502)      1  0 0
32-36*DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)     4   6  1 40.0  32-26*DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)    1  4 0
33/ 0*NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)      2   3  0 40.0  33-24 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    1  4 0
34/38*WHAT GAUL! (586)          12  21  3 36.4  34-37*BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)   1  4 0
35/39 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        85 158  2 35.0  35/40*ETERNAL SOULS (597)       1  5 0
36/41*ETERNAL SOULS (597)        3  13  0 18.8  36-41*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      1  6 0
37-42*RAVAGING HORDE (601)       1   6  0 14.3  37/ 0*NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)    0  5 0
38/ 0*NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)     0   5  0  0.0  38-36 DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)      0  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

                            2007 Chimlevtal Hall of Fame

     Greetings, glorious Chimlevtal!  The Council of Lords reminds you it is once
again time to cast your votes for this year's inductees into the Chimlevtal Hall of
Fame.  Votes must be received by 3 January 2007.  All Chimlevtal managers and
spymasters can vote.  When casting your vote, state your manager's name and
Chimlevtal team name.  You can vote by sending a diplo to The Stormguards (78), The
Stormbringers (359) or Stormwatch (440).  You can also send a PM on forums to The
Icelord.  Votes submitted in the personal ads and for past winners will not be 
counted.

       The categories are:
BEST MANAGER:  You may vote for up to three managers, active or inactive, who have
led a team to 100 victories or more in Chimlevtal.  Up to three will be inducted.
Past inductees are: vThe Icelord, High Lord Bosk and MHC in 99.  Crip in 00.
Slobulous in 01.  The Mob Boss and Destitute Noble in 02.  Slugbait in 03.  JC, Death
Man and Micky in 04.  Polar Bear and Shrapnel in 05.  Bobby Bigfoot and Master Darque
in 06.
BEST TEAM:  You may vote for up to three teams, active or inactive, who have had at
least 100 victories in Chimlevtal.  Up to three teams will be inducted.  Past
inductees are:  The Stormguards, The Stormbringers and True Brits in 99.  Military
Mayhem and The Devastators in 00.  Dagarath Guards in 01.  Walt's Kids and Numbers
Game in 02.  Unfit To Be Orcs in 03.  Energeia, South of Heaven and Whammo & Thudda
4U! in 04.  Team Supreme!!! in 05.  Sol Invictus and Darque Forces in 06.
BEST WARRIOR:  You may vote for up to three warriors, any style, who you think are 
worthy of this great honor.  Up to three will be inducted.  Past winners include:
Bloody Mary, Taz, and Ulath Thalesia in 99.  Strahd, Prince of Ar and Tempus in 00.
Talos, Kurd the Vivi and Earth Elemental in 01.  Donald Duck, Big Bloated Ben and Cow
Umbrella in 02.  The Highlander and Venomous Sting in 03.  Sampsa, 5-Star Rating and
Maciobelly in 04.  Napulak, Tigbasa and Hungry Bones in 05.  Snow White, Awful and
Evil Incarnate in 06.
     So, now is the time to check those old newsletters and fights.  It is time to
talk to the scribes and review the Chimlevtal Year in Review that comes out every
spring.  It is time to contact old managers who used to duel in our fair city.  It is
time to acknowledge the great history of this, the greatest arena in all of Ghea.  It
is time to salute glorious Chimlevtal! -- The Council of Lords

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The landscape at the top of the cliff was vast beyond anything reasonable for 
such an apparently small island.  A plain slanted away from the edge until it was 
swallowed by distance and dim light.  Near at hand were wind-shaped boulders of dark 
ice, studded with stones.  Tempus was circling one of them warily, like a hound that 
isn't sure what he'd encountered but was sure it couldn't be trusted.  The Prince of 
Ar was staring into the distance.
     "What happened to you?" Muirona asked, her voice pitched low so that neither 
gladiator heard it.  "I felt the power moving, but I could not guess where it was 
going or why."
     The Icelord glanced at her.  She looked worried, and with some justice, since 
she had cast her lot with his in this matter of the island and was depending on his 
ability and judgment.  "I sensed that my sword-brother Bosk was endangered in some 
fashion and would benefit by my aid," he said, choosing his words.  "I judged that I 
could give him that aid without impeding our efforts here.  So I aided him, as he 
would have done for me had the positions been reversed."  He shrugged that off and 
squinted into the miles of this unnatural plain.  "Tell me what makes this possible."
     The elf woman looked along the plain and shivered.  "It is an open wound in the 
fabric of the world," she said.  "Someone with more power than good sense has... 
well, spliced another world to this one."  She studied the bleak land and dim light, 
the strange purple sky, and shivered again.  "This is the realm of Old Night."
     "A place where the Brothers of Night you mentioned live or find power?"
     "Yes.  And few others would be so heedless as to do this, even if they had the 
power.  It strains the... fabric of the universe?  Laws of reality?  It is profoundly 
unnatural, and we must make it stop."
     "How come these Brothers aren't afraid to strain this fabric?" the Prince of Ar 
asked.
     Muirona's lip curled in scorn.  "They thrive on chaos, or what they believe to 
be chaos.  They believe they will have an advantage over everyone else if they can 
rip reality apart and make things... change."
     "Lots of people think like that," Tempus said idly.  "We'll make them see it 
differently."  He hadn't taken his eyes off the landscape, and now he said, "What are 
those creatures?"
     The Icelord turned his attention to the specific details of the view before 
them.  In the foreground, icy desolation.  In the middle ground, movement:  two, no 
three, creatures fled at what was probably their top speed.  They were gray and 
vaguely ape-like, sometimes upright, more often using their long arms to aid their 
flight.  Low-grade minions of villainy, he decided, dangerous in large numbers or 
when they had the advantage of surprise, but not otherwise.  In the far distance... a 
hint of movement, a suggestion of a dust cloud.  "A large group, perhaps an army, 
coming this way," he said.
     Though The Icelord had been speaking mostly to himself, the Prince of Ar tipped 
his head in question.  "Could be, but... what will they do with an army when they 
reach this cliff and the little beach where we landed?"
     "Be hard to get an army down that path," Tempus agreed, "and what will they do 
for boats?"
     Muirona looked around, startled, then moved back to the very edge of the cliff.  
She stood motionless there, seeming to listen.  "The island is moving," she 
whispered.
     The Icelord nodded.  "It seemed a logical deduction," he agreed.  "These... 
Brethren make their unnatural bridge out in the middle of the sea, where they can 
hope to escape notice, then, once it is established, extend it to touch the shore 
near their target."  He glanced at Muirona.  "And that target would be?"
     Muirona was standing utterly still, face white and eyes wide, staring at 
something only she could see.  After a moment, her lips moved.  "Mara Balor.  All the 
cities of the Delta and the coast which are nominally subject to King Arrengilas.  
The power to oppose Old Night is strongest there.  When they fall, the human cities 
will helpless."

     High Lord Bosk followed Molly.  The tunnel was too narrow for them to go side by 
side, which made it hard to talk.  The noise, the deep groaning of a mountain in 
distress, wasn't helping, either.  But he had to know things.  Answers to... he 
couldn't quite remember what his questions were.  Something had happened back in that 
cavern, he remembered the cavern, and now an enemy was playing tricks with his 
memory.  He scowled.  That shouldn't be possible!
     And why did he have the conviction that The Icelord had been present?  That was 
not sense.  All he had to do was look around, which he did again, to see that The 
Icelord was not here.
     The mountain shook continuously, the in-slanting walls and the floor of the 
tunnel trembling.  He could feel it through the soles of his feet, through his hand 
whenever he touched a wall.  And he thought the passage was getting narrower.  Not 
just because it had been dug narrower, but because the walls were shifting toward 
each other.  Dust sifted downward through the light cast by Molly's lantern.
     He reached forward to touch Molly's shoulder.  When she looked back at him, he 
asked, "How much farther?  This isn't safe!"
     "Soon!"  Her voice was strained.  "But running would be more dangerous--and 
there's no room to run anyway."
     That was true enough.  Bosk nodded.  Okay.  Soon, then, when they got out of 
this tunnel to some safe place, well, some safer place, he would ask... whatever 
questions occurred to him.  What he had fought and why he couldn't remember it.
     A harder jolt caused the floor to leap under his feet.  He braced one hand 
against the shuddering wall to stay upright and followed Molly as she staggered 
onward.

     "IF your cities of the delta fall," the Prince of Ar corrected.  "You have The 
Icelord and High Lord Bosk to aid you, as well as the two of us."  He indicated 
Tempus and himself.  "What do we do?"
     It was The Icelord who answered.  "Somewhere there is a magician who is making 
this happen, this... juncture of the two worlds.  He must be found and stopped."  He 
pinned trembling elf woman with a commanding stare.  "How best might we find this 
person?  Is there some distance limit, some special position he must be in to keep 
this juncture open?"
     Muirona shook herself and frowned.  "It may be a man or a device," she said, but 
in either case it can't be more than three miles from the edge of the interpenetrated 
area.  A supporting device would be... something like a star, about ten feet tall, 
and possibly not visible to normal sight.  A man..." she shrugged, "he might be 
hiding, or not.  So far as I know, there is no special requirement for location.  Not 
like, oh, that there has to be a stream, or a special kind of rock, or line of sight 
to the whole interpenetrated area."  She looked around the nearer part of the 
plateau, and her expression was one of despair.  "We could search for days."
     "We will not need so long," The Icelord said.  He didn't think Bosk had 'days' 
before the soul-peril of the Horror returned to him.  He wanted this danger here 
ended, if possible, before he went in search of his sword-brother.
     Under normal circumstances--even here, in this strange world, he believed--it 
would be possible, even easy, to scry for the magician or device that was causing 
this effect.  Magical detection had its limits, but it did work.  Here and now... the 
very effect of the spell, the juncture of worlds or planes, was distorting the local 
Arcanum to such an extent that accuracy was impossible and even a general reading 
would have to be regarded as unreliable.  He grimaced.  He grimaced.  If Bosk were 
here beside him--safe--  He snorted laughter.  High Lord Bosk and 'safe' did not 
belong in the same sentence; his sword-brother thrived on adventure and danger.  
Better to concentrate on his own tasks and get them done.
     "I am going to try a spell of detection," The Icelord said.  "Given the 
distortion of the Arcanum, it might be wise for you to shield yourself and my men, 
Muirona."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings to all my fellow warriors and other patrons who have gathered for my
oration today.  I appreciate all the support that has been offered to me by the fans,
and especially the training and words of wisdom that have been offered by our stable,
and the other stables that make up Noble's crew here in mighty Chimlevtal!  For you
who have never come by the training grounds during a practice session -- come on by,
we're always in the need for sparring partners!

It's been truly a year full of gifts for this warrior, a year that will hopefully end
with me on the throne here at home, though only a 22-19 record for our squad (plus or
minus what happens this turn) something that we hope to improve next year.  Then
again, my TC a few months back can never be taken away, and certainly served to make
the year an unforgettable one for me.  The war of words that was so hot at the
beginning of the year between our stables and the COL has chilled considerably with
the coming of Winter, despite the enormity of hot air between our two sides.  With my
limited wisdom, I think that is for the best anyway!  I'm grateful it was Damhain I
beat for the title, it evened our record at 2-2, I'll be trying to avenge another
loss to a fellow warrior of his this turn, I challenged Unzoe the Shaman back on turn
265 and ran out of gas in minute 5.  Should be a great rematch if it does happen -- I
invite you all to come out and enjoy it!

Also, for those of you who will make the journey -- I intend to go and fight for
Noble and Chimlevtal yet again in the upcoming tourney (Noble actually said no, but I
decided to go ahead and finance the journey myself -- the guy is such a cheapskate!),
so I will be fighting at your side trying to bring glory home to great Chimlevtal!
The arena is bursting at the seams with new eager talent, ready to make their marks
in one of the toughest arenas around so I'm sure we will make our home proud!

11th Commandment

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CHIMLEVTAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE STORMGUARDS was 
unseated this week as SHERMANS STABLE moved up from 6th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 
AVENGERS.  How else weeks like this one's 4-0-1?  How else the sudden move to 3rd 
team?  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with STORMWATCH's team 
record!  A 4-1-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 7th place ranking.  I have begun to 
suspect trickery on the part of JUST DESSERTS.  How else weeks like this one's 2-2-0? 
How else the sudden move to 9th team?  PLATOON bore the brunt of major assault on 
their standings this week as they dropped to 19th position as the result of going 
1-4-0!  My praise to SOL INVICTUS for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was 
a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  KATANA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested STEPHEN and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KATANA put down STEPHEN, 
causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on UNZOE THE SHAMAN as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster 11TH COMMANDMENT.  The city has turned out in honor 
of UNZOE THE SHAMAN, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CHIMLEVTAL.  CHIMLEVTAL, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is ALL NIGHT LONG, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of THE STORMGUARDS last week.  Busy avoiding ALL NIGHT LONG?  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
GOMORRAH.  Watch your back!  ULL STORMHELM must really be harboring a grudge against 
the DARQUE FORCES guild!  Merciless, 24 challenged down GOMORRAH points this week to 
duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon GOMORRAH and predictably 
she was bested by ULL STORMHELM.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild! 
A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that SNIPER 
posted a challenge against the more highly recognized CINNIMON ROLLE.  The results, 
you ask?  Well, the firebrand SNIPER was bested by CINNIMON ROLLE.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of ULTHAR ES who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points 
below in the rankings.  I thought ULTHAR ES showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame URN4A TREAT!.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week ULTHAR JARVA, at 10-17-0, departed CHIMLEVTAL forever. 
Walk proud, warriors of SHERMANS STABLE!  By striking down GETAFIX you have avenged 
the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in CHIMLEVTAL.  FORINPOLITIX 
must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud 
won by CLASS OF 2008 of NUMBERS GAME.  Hail CLASS OF 2008 for thy victory!  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940        13   3  0   112       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553          11   3  1   131       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 RETAEH T. MAERD 4105         20   8  0   107       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         22  18  2   103       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 HORAGALLES 5212              14  15  2   102       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         9   8  1   101       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 MIKADO 5627                  14   9  0    97       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 KATANA 5420                  13   8  1    96       AVENGERS (146)
 OMAR 5626                    15   8  0    93       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 SNIPER 4724                  20  16  0    92       PLATOON (513)
 EDOM 5465                    17   7  0    92       DARQUE FORCES (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POSEIDONIS 5540              10   5  1    87       AVENGERS (146)
-DUST MITE 5390               10   2  1    86       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-HELL STORM 5665              11   3  0    85       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
-ANDERS DIEMED 5174           11  13  0    83       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             15  29  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 DIRDEN II 5655                8   3  0    79       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 VALKYRIE 5351                17  17  0    78       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULF STORMHELM 5612           12   1  0    78       STORMWATCH (440)
-INFERNO SERPENT 5662          9   6  0    77       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             17  11  4    75       OVERLORDS (509)
 LES NAYLE 5044               13  36  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           15  29  0    74       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              11  15  1    74       AVENGERS (146)
 STEPHEN 5460                 15  10  0    73       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 GERI 5473                    13  10  0    72       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 DUALIN 5799                   5   0  1    72       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682         7   2  0    71       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           6   7  0    69       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559            9   6  2    68       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           16  12  2    67       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          10   8  1    66       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-CALLEIGHT 5128               14  14  1    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 3485                4   2  0    55       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 MAYTODD 5628                 12  10  0    54       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ULTHAR ES 5418               11  14  0    54       STORMWATCH (440)
-WARDO BARD 5276              10   3  1    54       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              7   6  1    53       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 SEPTIMIUS 3484                4   2  0    52       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
-BEAR 5577                    11   4  1    51       THE ANIMALS (574)
-HAJJ'IL THAN'NI 5664         10   7  0    50       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
-TELLAS ARIGO 3727             8   2  3    50       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 CERIDWEN 5636                 6   4  0    50       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             10  15  1    48       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-TRINITY 5743                  4   3  0    47       CON KNIGHTS (589)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           6   8  0    46       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 TNEG UNDET 4373               6   6  0    45       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 SLATE G35 5637                8   4  0    44       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 VIP SECTION 5531              8   9  2    43       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-CHLOE D'MORTE 5724            4   2  1    41       BLACKGUARD (584)
 CRUSADER 5744                 5   5  0    40       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 OBELIX 5705                   4   3  1    38       WHAT GAUL! (586)
-BADGER 5576                   9   6  1    36       THE ANIMALS (574)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             5   3  0    36       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 GOMORRAH 5771                 3   2  0    36       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 NOSSER PEEL 4395              7   6  0    35       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-EAGLE 5578                    7   8  0    35       THE ANIMALS (574)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 6   5  0    35       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-OBSESSION 5692                5   3  1    35       BLACKGUARD (584)
 KANDI LAND 5582               7   4  0    34       CLUB DV8 (575)
 OBERON STORMBLADE 5632        6   7  1    34       OVERLORDS (509)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         6  12  1    34       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLASHMAN 5561                 4   2  1    33       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 TEMPLAR 5747                  4   7  0    33       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 ZOTHIQUE 5597                 3   3  0    32       AVENGERS (146)
 ATLANTA 5713                  5   3  0    31       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-ELP RUPPEED 4449              4   5  0    31       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-ULEK 5471                     4   5  0    30       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 STILETTO 5581                 6   5  0    29       CLUB DV8 (575)
 STEEL DRAGON 5564             6   6  0    28       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 HERUGRIM 5653                 4   5  0    28       STORMWATCH (440)
-BERAGO 5702                   7   1  0    27       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 TWIN TERROR 5621              4   9  0    27       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-MAZZY FENTON 4533             3   0  0    26       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
-MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          2   0  0    25       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   9  0    24       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 FIRESOUL 5657                 4   3  0    24       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-HEAVEN 5742                   4   4  0    24       CON KNIGHTS (589)
 GETAFIX 5708                  3   4  1    24       WHAT GAUL! (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATTLE TAIL 5754              3   3  1    23       CLUB DV8 (575)
 CHICA LOCA 5585               3   8  0    23       CLUB DV8 (575)
 ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          2   1  1    23       STORMWATCH (440)
 ALTAR 5770                    4   1  0    22       CON KNIGHTS (589)
-LONE WOLF 5812                2   1  0    22       HOPLITES (596)
 BONE GOLEM 5870               2   0  1    21       STORMWATCH (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMRUNE 5859                2   1  0    21       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 CHALDEA 5836                  4   0  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-LONG STRIDER 5831             3   0  0    20       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
-ENSLAVED ANGEL 5660           5   4  0    19       DEVIL'S MAYHEM (580)
 SYNYSTR 5596                  4   7  0    19       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 LICORICE WHIP 5638            3   0  0    19       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-VICIOSO 5026                  2   3  1    19       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
-SHARP EYES 5834               2   1  0    19       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             4   6  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  3   0  0    18       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-ZLOTY 5768                    2   2  1    18       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
 MIMIR 5800                    3   2  0    17       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 SADISTIC SMORE 5599           3   4  0    17       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-ADAPA ASHUR 4114              4   2  0    16       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 CLASS OF 2008 5868            2   0  0    16       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        1   1  0    16       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-GORILLA 5710                  3   4  1    15       THE ANIMALS (574)
 FENRIS 5798                   2   3  0    15       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 LOKISAN 5797                  2   3  0    15       DESOLATE ONES (595)
-TROAST 5850                   1   0  0    14       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-CHAREOS 5718                  2   1  0    13       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-PYGMY TROLL 5811              2   1  0    13       HOPLITES (596)
-ZARCO 5767                    2   2  0    13       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         3   3  0    12       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 FORINPOLITIX 5808             2   2  1    11       WHAT GAUL! (586)
-KROWE 5816                    1   2  0    11       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
-COPPERHEAD 5846               1   2  0    11       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          1   0  0    11       OVERLORDS (509)
-TAL HAWKINS 5867              1   0  0    11       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 PUMPKIN EMPANADA 5869         1   1  0    11       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-AUNNA 5764                    2   2  0    10       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
-SIR BRUTUS 5723               2   1  0    10       BLACKGUARD (584)
-SPIKE WEAVER 5809             1   2  0    10       HOPLITES (596)
 DANCER 5876                   1   0  0    10       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
 APACHE 5866                   1   0  0    10       PLATOON (513)
-RAMPAGE 5193                  1   0  0    10       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 FORSAKEN 5871                 1   0  0    10       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-THE HOLLOW 4537               1   0  0    10       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
 GRUNT 5749                    2   3  0     9       PLATOON (513)
-HEAD HUNTER 5832              2   1  0     9       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 TOMMY FRANKS 5750             2   3  0     9       PLATOON (513)
-MAZOO 5766                    1   3  0     9       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
-SU MIRP 4999                  1   0  0     9       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-SUPER RAPID 5751              0   1  0     9       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-SLOTH 5765                    2   2  0     8       THE 'X' FACTOR (590)
-GLAZED DONUT 5776             1   1  0     8       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
-AUN'VAR 5807                  1   1  0     8       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-VEGA 5722                     2   1  0     7       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-BRIAR SHIELD 5813             2   1  0     7       HOPLITES (596)
 SR-71 5790                    1   3  1     7       PLATOON (513)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          1   4  0     7       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SURT 5796                     1   4  0     7       DESOLATE ONES (595)
-FOOTPRINTS 5833               0   3  0     7       THE HUNTSMEN (600)
 HAZE 5875                     1   0  0     6       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-RAVAGER 5861                  1   0  0     6       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-PSYANYDE 5818                 1   2  0     5       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
-VON HERRIGAST 5721            1   2  0     5       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-PEACH STRUDEL 5774            1   1  0     5       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
-WASTELANDER 5819              1   2  0     5       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
 ULTHAR CYAXARES 5847          1   1  0     4       OVERLORDS (509)
-SWEET TART 5775               1   1  0     4       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
-DRUGO 5849                    1   1  0     4       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-THORN ELEMENTAL 5810          0   3  0     3       HOPLITES (596)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MITRIAN 5719                  0   3  0     3       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
-LOST SOUL 5815                0   3  0     3       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
-EDWARD DEATH 5758             0   2  0     2       BLACKGUARD (584)
 MINERVA 5887                  0   1  0     1       NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)
-THE MUTALATER 5842            0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-PEPPERMINT PATTY 5860         0   1  0     1       DESSERT TRIBUNAL (591)
 HORRIFIK 5872                 0   1  0     1       ETERNAL SOULS (597)
 JOVE 5889                     0   1  0     1       NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)
 HANCOCK 5874                  0   1  0     1       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-THISTLE 4534                  0   1  0     1       THIEVES' GUILD (502)
 SHAKER 5879                   0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-SIROK AKHISAR 5049            0   1  0     1       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 SHIMMER 5878                  0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-THE AMPUTATER 5841            0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 LILLITH 5886                  0   1  0     1       NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)
-CIANG THE ARM 5855            0   1  0     1       BLUE FROG COMPANY (587)
 VALIDUS 5888                  0   1  0     1       NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)
 VENUS 5885                    0   1  0     1       NOCTE INTEMPESTA (603)
 FLICKER 5877                  0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-HAILSTORM 5862                0   1  0     1       RAVAGING HORDE (601)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WOODCHUCK 5717         1  4 0 THE ANIMALS 574       ZLOTY 5768            271         
MYER GOLDSTIEN 5720    1  1 0 BLUE FROG COMPANY 587 OBSESSION 5692        270         
BLUE KRAIT 5789        0  2 0 BUSHMASTERS 164       ORIN GREYLOCKS 5830   270 REVENGED
METALSTORM 5643        3  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 TELLAS ARIGO 3727     270         
SARONIKO 5583          4  7 0 CLUB DV8 575          STONE GOLEM 361       273 NONE    
COFFEE CAKE 5772       1  1 1 DESSERT TRIBUNAL 591  ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843  272         
ORIN GREYLOCKS 5830    1  1 1 THE HUNTSMEN 600      WARDO BARD 5276       271         
1 HP LEFT! 5883        0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BANDIT PRINCE 360     273 NONE    
10 MINUTE MAX 5852     0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      FORINPOLITIX 5808     272 JUST REV
ULTHAR JARVA 5417     10 17 0 OVERLORDS 509         LOWLY WORM 5383       273         
SCORCHER 5840          0  1 0 RAVAGING HORDE 601    BONE GOLEM 5870       272         
SAVANNAH 5759          2  3 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   GETAFIX 5708          272 JUST REV
BLACKSWORD BILL 5854   0  2 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      GORILLA 5710          272         
BAROLO 5881            0  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 THE RAGE MAN 359      273 NONE    
DANTRAG 5803           3  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 CHLOE D'MORTE 5724    272         
UNGVAR STORMHELM 5634  5  3 0 STORMWATCH 440        FLASHMAN 5561         269 NOT REVE
EORED ROHIRRIM 5732    1  2 0 STORMWATCH 440        COFFEE CAKE 5772      270 REVENGED
METALLURGIX 5704       2  4 0 WHAT GAUL! 586        BADGER 5576           272         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I nominate/vote for Slugbait, manager, and Unfit To Be Orcs, team, for The Chimlevtal
Hall Of Fame.  I am surprised he/they are not already there. -- Sir Steel, Con
Knights

Dark Knight Goat -- Which Turf War in North Fork did you win? -- Sir Steel

Drake -- Opportunist by trade, smart-ass by choice, you DO have a way with words,
don't you? -- Sir Steel

Liam -- Okay, I thought that was your team.  My apologies for my mistake...I'm man
enought to apologize when I've done so. -- Baphomet

Buddy Lee -- Write me at: Rick Stringer, 13 St. Michael's CT, Elkton, MD 21921.  I
will be sure to answer you.  Life has been chaotic, and I'm sure Liam told you what
I've been going through.  It ain't over yet.  Just beginning.... -- Baphomet

Goat -- If I may, I'll answer your question...if the warrior is no good, don't fight
it... DA on the first turn is not a penalty.  TCB list?  I'll let them shout it
out... as for the TW5... I'll be fighting under the banner of Swamp Syndicate...
but... since the Avengers of Light are here... want some help?  I'll run the stable
here if ya do.  Otherwise, it'll sit for awhile.  BTW... the war here started between
Maximillian, Blackstorm and myself... just so ya know... it was about getting
paybacks on Jan (for some smart crap she brought to me personally) and having fun
with the VC.  As far as I'm concerned...that part is over.  But... the AOL... we'll
see.  Other than Heathen, I've got friends in your alliance. -- Baphomet
P.S.  If you BF... it's NOT a down-challenge.  That's how I'm scoring it... as a BF.

Drake -- Dragon in a can?  Ya lost me buddy.  But, these days, I'm not surprised.
I'm a walking, talking, breathing pharmacy!  -- Baphomet

BTW -- Circus Maximus is managed by Baphomet!!!!

Beer Bet Ending -- Ahh well!!  I gave it my best shot, it was a longshot to begin
with and I started the bet a bit late.  There is no way to win the bet now so I am
going to bow out this last turn.  Congratulations on the win!!  Send me a Diplo with
your Address and what type of beer you are looking for and I will ship it!  Or I can
just send the amount to you directly for you to buy. -- Tripwire

All -- In the contest I couldn't afford to DA so had to run what I had.  Here is the
sad state of the Bushmaster stable:

Wardo Bard, SL, 15FE, 7-10-17-15-17-7-11, Norm/Good, 22/9/18/1/5/15, I got this
warrior to 10-3-1!!

Berago, TP, 8FE, 17-16-13-7-17-3-11, Great/Good, -2/2/2/14/5/2, 7-1

Drugo, PS, 2FE, 21-17-13-10-7-11-5, Norm/Trem, -2/3/0/3/-4/6, 1-1

Ulek, WS, 14FE, 17-12(+1)-11-6(+2)-21-5-15(+2), Great/Good, 8/4/10/16/4/5, 4-5

Copperhead, 3FE, 9(+1)-13-10-17-15-8-13, Norm/Norm, 9/7/11/7/8/7, 1-2

All -- It's been fun but due to other obligations I will no longer be running in DM
31 for awhile.  Hope to see you in the future! -- Tripwire

Denzo -- Neither.  The VC disbanded, and I've never been associated with the DE.  I'm
a member of the DJI (which consist of myself, Master Darque, and Maxmillian) -- Kat

Max -- Truth skewed?  More like julienne fries! -- Kat

URN4A Treat -- Not nearly as fulfilling as I had hoped. -- Kat

Heaven -- It certainly was! -- Tattle Tail

High Lord Bosk -- I make the Sign of Mjolnir in your honor!  Happy New Year, 1st
Sword! -- RTR

The Icelord -- I make the Sign of Arumdina in your honor!  Happy New Year, 1st Mage!
 -- RTR

Dessert Tribunal -- You fell Eored Rohirrim, so Ulthar Redbeard was sent to kill
Coffee Cake.  That is the way it is.  If you are allied with the coward Senesi Jan,
bring it on for four turns! -- Stormwatch, The Council of Lords

Guardian -- Ready to step up?  Bring it on, sissy! -- RTR

11th Commandment -- How much tourney experience do you have?  Give my regards to your
manager. -- RTR

I acknowledge and salute all who made 2006 a GREAT year in Chimlevtal!  I look
forward to seeing who enters the Hall of Fame!  Let's make 2007 even better! -- Raoul
the Rude, manager of Stormwatch, The  Council of Lords

All -- The Northern Lights have arrived.  We come to blind and mystify, with our
dazzling movements and freakish speed.  We stand before all a shimmering mirage,
always there but just out of reach.  Beautiful and yet strangely terrifying.  Dancing
colors for all to behold, a swirling rainbow of death come to your world.  Lock your
gaze onto our blades, before they find your throats and end your days.  We gladly
walk to our deaths.  Come join us and take your last breath.  The Northern Lights are
here. -- Wretch

Damhain -- Good riddance to you bum!  It's off to the sewing circle aboard the SS
Golden Axe... must be tough to stitch a straight line as the boat sways to and fro,
but you'll have plenty of time to hone your one true craft. -- D. Noble
P.S.  Just kiddin.  For a TP you exhibited a unique fighting style and always put up
a good match.  Nonetheless, because your stablemates never run in AD, you must be
ridiculed one last time on your way out if you deserve it--and you guys almost always
do!  Stitch a doily for me!!

Whew!!  It's tough work diggin' out from such a big hole!!  Our New Year's Resolution
is to get to .500 by the end of 2007! -- Warriors of the All Night Long stable

I want to throw some support behind 11th Commandment of Numbers Game for HOF honors
this year!  He has now held the duelmastership, and achieved a TC, which maybe only
one or two of the other warriors already in the HOF have brought home in the past.
True, his record is not the most outstanding, but remember some of that was due to
multiple down-challenge bloodfueds early on in his career (which though, part of the
rules, this commentator finds extremely distasteful).  Please understand -- this is
not a vote, merely a request for consideration for my fellow Alastarians! -- The Spin
Doctor (okay, it's Destitute Noble -- who am I kiddin')...

The Saint -- I attempt to manage all "Desolate Ones" and "Vendetta Inc." stables.
Juluis C. is one of my dead WoS of long ago. -- Dark KNight Goat

     The Saint is on the sick list today, but I'm sure she'll correct her list. --
     Temp Ed.

Liam -- Did not know you were managing Blackguards.  Thought you was a VC lackey.
Sorry about the mistake.  A 5 minute beat down by one of the better basic styles.
(smile) -- Dark Knight Goat

Kat -- Do stilettoes look good on Ferocious Felines?  I know they don't feel good
when being stepped on, of course I speak of the High Ones! (sadistic grin) -- D.K.
Goat

Goldpole -- The only good thing about your last P-ad to me, was the word Pagen,
myself I am a Odinian.  Next question to you, are you a female Wiccan?  Salute to you
for recognizing he need for balance in these in these dire times.  If you are a male
Wiccan, you must have been abused while hugging trees.  As for the answer to your
next question, NO! you can not join the Desolate Empire.  This is only if you are
confused as to the difference between a sheep and a goat. -- D.K. Goat

D.K. Osiris -- You mut remember that most managers that have been gaming for over 7
years, have usually built their ego up along with their win %.  Remember, my brother,
the past always repeats itself, 1st you guys shook Hammer down (smile), now look who
is breaking down like a cheap shotgun, APEX!  As usual, Denzo Masters did not fight.
I like your cut downs, you are one of the most original people that I have met.
There is an ancient saying; "Birds of the same feather, flock together," if you look
at Apex's flock I only recognize Doc Legrande and Street Legal.  Were they in a

manual or two?  Who cares what Apex thinks!  He/she/it is trying to hide outside?
Myself, I have made my intentions clear about Apex, by the time I am done with him
he will be know as ditch.  You know I have your back. -- DK Goat

     You have his back?  Return it to him at once!  What if he wants to turn around?

Apex -- Name the arena or contest, Turf War.  I don't care, put up or shut up.  You
have been officially Goat slapped across your fragile gaming ego. -- Goat

All -- My name is X-Man and I manage the X Factor team. -- X-Man

Denzo -- As I am no Dark Knight, I will stand with them!  I feel you need help with
your attitude, and your mouth!  I'll see you in Jan. -- X-Man

DK Toker -- I was going to shoot you a diplo but I'll let you get on your feet.
Sorry I got caught up in some stuff and I couldn't make it to your farwell, but I'll
catch up with you and buy the beer!  You also better be keeping an eye out for
"Potato-head" she is coming your way!  Wish you will, bro. -- X-Man

DK Osiris -- Hey, I was suprised to not hear anything crazy from you on this last
turn!  I'll be back with you in Chimlevtal in Jan.  The first one I'm trying to see
is this Denao dude.  I went to the 7th round in the tourney, no TV but I still need
to keep my hands warm, murmph whatever! -- X-man

The Zoo Keeper -- Hope you got the diplo! -- X-Man

High Lord Bosk and RTR -- Well met!  Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Mighty Lords!
Salute! -- The Icelord

RTR -- Guardian won't show in Chimlevtal.  WAY too tough here for that coward.  Good
hunting! -- The Icelord

Dawn Marie -- I am COL.  When you "Avengers of Light" get a clue, look me up. --
Ulthar Cyaxares

The Zoo Keeper -- 9 WT can use dagger, hatchet, warhammer, mace, battleaxe,
broadsword, morningstar, short spear, warflail, great axe, greatsword, long spear,
halbard & maul. -- The Icelord

     Depending on style, of course.

The Nighthawks -- Don't go into hiding.  The VC may have collapsed but you're still
welcome to a good old Chimlevtal thrashing! -- The Stormguards

Managers of Chimlevtal -- The COL-VC war started in early '95 and ended with the
dissolution of the VC on turn #270.  Many colorful and nefarious managers were
involved in what I believe to be the longest war in the history of Duelmasters.
Master Janos plans to write a brief history in the next month or so.  Should be
interesting.  Salute! -- The Icelord

the Scribe -- Keep up the great story lines!  Happy '07! -- The Council of Lords 

Norgen Pelh -- I will take your advice under consideration. -- Unzoe the Shaman

11th Commandment -- Too much wine the night before!  How much FE do you have? -- Lord
Protector Damhain the Satyr

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #110
(6/18/94) there were 26 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  The Equestrians, Bad
News Bees, Dagarath Guards, The Devastators, The Stormguards, Legion of Doom, True
Brits, South of Heaven, Energeia, Bushmasters, The Inner Sphere, Loony Toons, Silver
Blades, The Bloodguard, Foreign Legion, Avengers, Black Company, Team Supreme!!!, The
Nighthawks, Caesar's Pool Hall, The Network, Death Inc., Brigands, Femme Fatale,
Death Jesters & Aggression Xpress. The Duelmaster was Antrobus of True Brits, a 19-12
PS.

The Icelord & RTR -- Merry Christmas!  May your holidays be MOST great and grand!  To
the Royal Families I send our most sincere best wishes for a prosperous and healthy
new year! -- High Lord Bosk

Chimlevtal (and even you Sr. Goat) -- Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all! --
High Lord Bosk and the Council of Lords

Tommy Franks -- I'm sure you're a good boy... well, maybe a bit of a  punk, but what
youngster isn't?  Stop parrying with your face and you may live to grow out of it,
eh? -- Loden Norvis

Stephen -- I hate suave short men in fancy suits who look up their noses at me.
Wait, that doesn't sound right... but if you're shorter, how can you look DOWN your
nose at me?  Still, you seem to have managed it. -- Norgen Pelh

Ulf Stormhelm -- I hate you guys who party all night.  I used to be able to do that,
but I'm just getting too old.  It's the pits. -- Les Nayle
P.S.  Seems like there are Stormhelms coming out of the woodwork these days.

Dirden II -- Listen, you nasty-tempered upstart, there are people here who would make
better targets for you than I do.  Go after THEM. -- Mendal Omshil the unconciliatory

Ull Stormhelm -- Right, what Les said.  Stormhelms everywhere we turn.  Oh, well. --
Kolum Marod
P.S.  Actually, it's just that it's been so long since our manager operated in a
really healthy active arena that it's a surprise.  Pleasant, on the whole, but still,
a bit of a surprise.
P.P.S.  But if somebody starts a contest here, we're gone.

Gemini Gold Phoenix -- I am in 93.  And in... hmm, might be easier to list the arenas
I'm not active in, but we don't need to go into that here.  (pause to check team
name)  Middle Way 7.  Gods, it's been a long time.  I'm up to Middle Way 16 on
Noblish Island now. -- Jorja
P.S.  Ah, you DID know that I'm a house player with considerable experience, kept in
93 to provide whatever advice and assistance I can to beginners?

Retaeh T. Maerd -- Yeah, I didn't think so, either, but Jorja insisted.  And she's a
lot meaner than I am. -- Norgen Pelh

     Liam -- Why, thank you. -- Temp Ed.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SARONIKO was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
1 HP LEFT! was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BAROLO was put to death by THE RAGE MAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
MAYTODD overpowered GETAFIX in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
CLASS OF 2008 defeated FORINPOLITIX in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
DUALIN devastated CERIDWEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
11TH COMMANDMENT was savagely defeated by UNZOE THE SHAMAN in a 7 minute struggle.
SNIPER was overpowered by CINNIMON ROLLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
HORAGALLES vanquished DIRDEN II in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GERI was overpowered by EDOM in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
VALKYRIE defeated SNORTY MCSNORT in a popular 3 minute expert's Challenge match.
ULL STORMHELM overpowered GOMORRAH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SLATE G35 viciously subdued ULTHAR STORMHELM in a 3 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR ES subdued URN4A TREAT! in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TEMPLAR was devastated by CORNELIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DIRDEN I viciously subdued SADISTIC SMORE in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
CHICA LOCA was unbelievably bested by ATLANTA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
FENRIS beat TOMMY FRANKS in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
ULTHAR CYAXARES was bested by PUMPKIN EMPANADA in a 3 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
ALTAR beat ULTHAR THE PIOUS in a exciting 6 minute Challenge match.
SVEIN FORKBEARD overpowered NORGEN PELH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
STEPHEN was devastated by KATANA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
FALCATA overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
RETAEH T. MAERD handily defeated LES NAYLE in a 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
ULTHAR UTHERYDES was luckily beaten by ULF STORMHELM in a popular 7 minute match.
ULTHAR THYDRIM was overpowered by POSEIDONIS in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
OMAR overpowered MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MIKADO savagely defeated ULTHAR URUV in a 7 minute brutal expert's match.
ULTHAR THUUNE vanquished VIP SECTION in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
LOWLY WORM easily killed ULTHAR JARVA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SEPTIMIUS won victory over CRUSADER in a 2 minute gory bout.
TNEG UNDET overpowered TATTLE TAIL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NOSSER PEEL was narrowly defeated by TERROR TWIN in a exciting 3 minute gory match.
KOLUM MAROD defeated OBERON STORMBLADE in a exciting 1 minute bout.
KANDI LAND beat ULTHAR REDBEARD in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur fray.
STILETTO outwaited SYNYSTR in a unpopular 22 minute fight.
STEEL DRAGON was demolished by ZOTHIQUE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OBELIX overpowered MAXIMIUS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LODEN NORVIS was demolished by HERUGRIM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FIRESOUL demolished SURT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TWIN TERROR overpowered GRUNT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOKISAN overcame ULTHAR REDBLADE in a 3 minute match.
SR-71 was handily defeated by BONE GOLEM in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MIMIR demolished MINERVA in a crowd pleasing 6 minute uneven duel.
CHALDEA demolished HANCOCK in a 2 minute uneven conflict.
LICORICE WHIP handily defeated FLICKER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HLOTHYN beat JOVE in a 5 minute beginner's competition.
STORMRUNE handily defeated VALIDUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HORRIFIK was defeated by HAZE in a 3 minute gruesome novice's battle.
DANCER overpowered LILLITH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SHIMMER was overpowered by FORSAKEN in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SHAKER was demolished by ULTHAR CYAZARES in a 2 minute brutal mismatched match.
APACHE demolished VENUS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         SLASHING ATTACK   56 -  42 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY      101 -  87 -  4      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-STRIKE      48 -  47 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW        58 -  57 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     37 -  38 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         STRIKING ATTACK   95 -  98 -  8      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    9         WALL OF STEEL     55 -  67 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  78 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  63 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  40 -  1      38  |

Turn 273 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  2     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 - 10         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  8     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940      13   3  0  112 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
SLASHING ATTACK  CINNIMON ROLLE 5553        11   3  1  131 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
WALL OF STEEL    RETAEH T. MAERD 4105       20   8  0  107 CISUM S. EKARD (451)
STRIKING ATTACK  SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187       22  18  2  103 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                13   8  1   96 AVENGERS (146)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OMAR 5626                  15   8  0   93 SHERMANS STABLE (578)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNIPER 4724                20  16  0   92 PLATOON (513)
TOTAL PARRY      POSEIDONIS 5540            10   5  1   87 AVENGERS (146)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUALIN 5799                 5   0  1   72 DESOLATE ONES (595)
BASHING ATTACK   URN4A TREAT! 5600           5   3  0   36 JUST DESSERTS (569)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHICA LOCA 
5585, ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682, DIRDEN I 5654, 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453, SNORTY MCSNORT 
5555, ALTAR 5770, MINERVA 5887, SLATE G35 5637, ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557, and MIKADO 5627.

The least popular fighter this week was SYNYSTR 5596.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STILETTO 5581, ULTHAR URUV 5409, ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753, VENUS 5885, 
SHIMMER 5878, LILLITH 5886, VALIDUS 5888, HLOTHYN 5853, FLICKER 5877, and MIMIR 5800.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

UNZOE THE SHAMAN (31-4940) THE STORMGUARDS (78)
EDOM (31-5465) DARQUE FORCES (422)

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

FALCATA (31-5405) SOL INVICTUS (469)

                            JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people 
were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to it and that we will see you there!