DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2013    Duedate: 11/08/2013

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-362

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GENERAL PURPOSE
MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
(31-5124) [8-6-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GENERAL PURPOSE                SEAWEED
MILITARY MAYHEM (89)           BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
(31-5124) [8-6-1,126]          (31-6370) [4-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAPTOR                         GROM HELLSCREAM
THE CANUCKS (58)               THE STORM REAVERS (408)
(31-4594) [16-18-1,84]         (31-5379) [14-13-1,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE CANUCKS (58)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE STORM REAVERS (408)     37
2. ILL INTENT (641)            26      USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
3. AVENGERS (146)              25      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (422)         24
5. BASH BROS OCEAN (627)       19      ILL INTENT (641)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ILL INTENT (641)           4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 THE CANUCKS (58)          9  5 0
 2/ 1 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      43  17  1 71.7   2/ 5 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   8  5 0
 3- 3 NUMBERS GAME (403)       343 273 23 55.7   3/ 6 AVENGERS (146)            7  8 0
 4- 4 MORE DESTROYERS (567)    103  86  9 54.5   4/ 1 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      6  4 1
 5/ 5 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 324 273 12 54.3   5- 4 MORE DESTROYERS (567)     6  4 0
 6- 6 BUSHMASTERS (164)        197 168 13 54.0   6/ 3 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)      6  4 0
 7/ 7 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     290 256 19 53.1   7/ 0*ILL INTENT (641)          4  1 0
 8/ 8 DARQUE FORCES (422)      259 238 15 52.1   8/11 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  4  6 0
 9/ 9 AVENGERS (146)           304 291 20 51.1   9/10*BASH BROS OCEAN (627)     4  7 0
10-11 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      26  30  0 46.4  10- 8 BUSHMASTERS (164)         3  2 1
11/10*BASH BROS OCEAN (627)      6   7  0 46.2  11/15 DARQUE FORCES (422)       3  7 0
12/12 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  161 190 19 45.9  12/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        3 12 0
13/13 THE CANUCKS (58)         289 350 25 45.2  13-12 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      2  3 0
14-14 JUST DESSERTS (569)       59  73  3 44.7  14-13 NUMBERS GAME (403)        1  1 0
15/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       219 372  9 37.1  15-14 JUST DESSERTS (569)       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

A long time ago, in a city far, far away...

<powerful music>

     When a manager first starts running a team, the choice of a home arena is very
easy.  You either take what the Gladiatorial Commission gives you or you join a
friend so that you might compete against one that you already know.  In my case, I
took what the Commission gave me.  For years, I ran a team in Talcama.  During most
of that time, Talcama was the only place I ran a team.  It was a great place and it
was a strong arena for a long, long time.  With the LBA, IT alliance, Doc Steele, and
myself, it had a strong base and many others contributed to the health and strength
of that city.  Today, Talcama does not have the support that makes it a suitable
home.
     So, I started seeking a new place to call home.  I could have gone to Arvat,
Sunset, or Aruak, but I wanted a slow arena home.  I find the 4 week schedule more
enjoyable than the 2 week schedule.  But there was not an arena that had what I
wanted.  So, I start researching where the best place was to start building.
Chimlevtal has the ingredients and history I felt best suited to build an arena as
strong or stronger than those fast arenas.
     So I am all in.  My resources will be poured into this city.  I hope we can
together make our arena even stronger.  It isn't weak, by any definition, but I want
to see this arena thrive in ways that are rare today!  I plan to call this place my
new home, bringing the worst and most annoying things you'll find at the Ocean!

-- Assur

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): STEEL DRAGON of THE CANNUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 83): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 265): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 83): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
     1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance
they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made on the
D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
         b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the
North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In
other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the Turf War,
and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn 3.  All
conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
Certificate received.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the
Turf War.
         f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and
settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

Special Considerations:
     1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
     2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
     3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights
in all 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                      SPY REPORT

     Looks like 23 fights this turn, down 11 fights, but only one less team fought
(though 11 fewer warriors, so the teams that did fight didn't fight as many warriors
total).  One new team arrived, ILL INTENT, which does not sound good for all of you.
No kills this turn from this team, but if their name is anything to go by, that will
surely change.
     STEEL DRAGON was too lazy to write a Duelmaster's column, so it is with good
riddance, I say, that he was quickly devastated by a GENERAL PURPOSE, a striker of
all things.  So much for style advantage, eh?  (Nice Canadian speak to ridicule the
Canadian as he comes off the ice.)  MILITARY MAYHEM also enjoys another warrior
heading to the Isle of the Eye with the win.
     I also see Assur and Smithy are planning to get easy wins off each other.  Not
sure how that works, with both of them getting easy wins off the other; doesn't one
of them have to lose?  Should be fun to watch.  Perhaps the sands will be bloodied,
as well!  With 23 fights, you'd have expected some blood somewhere, but not this
turn.  Not even in the Dark Arena.  In fact, only one warrior is listed in the dead
rankings at all for the past 5 turns.  My advice is to use the pointy and sharp sides
of your weapons.  And head shots make gladiators go down faster (easier to win).
Seems obvious, to me!
     A couple of nice fat down challenges, but I preferred CHALDEA's 25 point up
challenge to GROM HELLSCREAM.  Always amusing to watch a .500 pud of a warrior, GROM,
take down a stud looking for an easy win.  Well done, GROM.  Perhaps the 'stud',
CHALDEA, isn't so much a stud and just has a manager that knows how to place
challenges against warriors that aren't!  If that is the case, perhaps all the puds
in the arena should challenge CHALDEA.
     RYU was the most challenged warrior and showed those days as a scout were more
than useful!  ROPE has always been one of the arts a scout learns to handle!
     THE CANUCKS were the most avoided team, with MILITARY MAYHEM avoiding them the
most.  Not sure what that means since they fought each other for the throne.  Not too
surprising, though, that people would avoid THE CANUCKS.  Their QUEEN OF THE NORTH
just reached that elusive 5-0 mark!  And with only 27 recognition points, that win
streak could easily extend much farther!
     THE STORM REAVERS had the best turn overall, going 4-0.  Well done.  ILL INTENT
had 4 wins as well, but a loss put a single blemish on their turn.  Not surprisingly,
Total Parries have the top spot in the 10 turn ranks.  What does surprise me is that
Total Parries had the most representatives.  Most arenas don't embrace the style that
wins so often.  Glad to see the Chimlevtal does!  Bashers are well represented, but
with Assur around, is that any surprise?  Running 5 of the 8, Assur?
     As I am here longer, I will start reporting more on trends and feuds in the
arena.  Oh, and I LOVE gossip.  Please do send all gossip along.  What good is a
living breathing reporter if they can't take input from those that would pass it
along.  It doesn't even have to be true.  I just report what I hear, you know!  See
you in a month! -- Belinda

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL PURPOSE 5124          8   6  1   126       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROM HELLSCREAM 5379         14  13  1   116       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 NABUCA 5369                  12  16  0   105       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-CIRCA 1968 5915              12  11  2   103       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 VENGEANCE 4369               19  23  4   102       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-HARSH WORDS 6477             10   1  0    99       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656        13   3  1    96       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 STEEL DRAGON 5541            11   3  0    91       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORWIN 5488                  11   9  1    89       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
-REBEKKA 5497                 21  17  0    88       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
-DAIKKAN 5624                 10   5  0    87       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 AMUR 6323                    20  26  0    86       AVENGERS (146)
 RAPTOR 4594                  16  18  1    84       THE CANUCKS (58)
-OU812 5943                   11   7  0    83       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 PITCHFORK 6476                8   4  1    83       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 CHALDEA 5836                 17   7  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-AWESOME 80'S 5954             9   7  0    81       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-HEATHER 5491                 14  16  0    80       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 LUMUS NELP 6328              10  34  1    78       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 MANDIN ORWELL 6336           17  21  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 TRASH CAN 6478               11   2  0    67       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NINE-TAILED FOX 6359          8   4  0    62       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 OBLIVIOUS 6438                6   5  1    60       AVENGERS (146)
 EDEN 6330                     5   2  0    59       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 KILROGG DEADEYE 6397         12   3  0    58       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEAM CAPTAIN 6190             7   4  0    56       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ARSON 6439                    5   5  0    51       THE CANUCKS (58)
 PANDA ROSS 6383              10  11  2    50       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 TERON GOREFIEND 6398          9   6  2    49       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 RONDOR SENDAL 6343            9  21  1    49       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-WARDO BARD 5276              10   4  1    45       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-ULEK 5471                     5   5  0    39       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-TONY 4957                     7   4  0    38       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEAWEED 6370                  4   1  0    33       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 BASEBALL BAT 6474             8   4  0    28       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 QUEEN OF THE NORTH 6466       5   0  0    27       THE CANUCKS (58)
 ISHIBO 6441                   4   7  0    25       AVENGERS (146)
-CAPTAIN MORGAN 6283           2   0  0    24       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERAGO 5702                   7   2  0    23       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-LUIGI 4893                    5   7  0    22       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-COPPERHEAD 5846               2   2  0    22       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 RYO 6470                      4   1  0    20       AVENGERS (146)
 NO WAVES 6526                 1   0  0    20       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
-PUMPKIN ROLL 6431             2   0  0    18       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 SUSA 6513                     1   0  0    18       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-MOTHER LODE 6454              2   0  0    16       JUST DESSERTS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE KITCHEN SINK 6388         1   1  0    16       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ROPE 6475                     1   2  0    14       USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
 DR. SOX 6488                  1   1  0    14       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-ANTHONY 5021                  3   2  0    12       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-OGRE 6480                     1   1  0    12       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
-CHOCO TACO 6390               1   1  0    12       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 THE INAUDIBLE 6490            1   1  0    11       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-EDDY THE AXE 6005             2   1  0    10       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ACCUMENTAL 6509               1   0  0    10       ILL INTENT (641)
-DRUGO 5849                    2   1  1     9       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-ELUSIVE 12TH 6432             1   0  0     9       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 NORISON ROSE 6453             1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 DOJA CAT 6511                 1   0  0     6       ILL INTENT (641)
 DALE FIREBIRD 6510            1   0  0     6       ILL INTENT (641)
-THE GUMMY NAZI 6386           1   2  0     5       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MR. FREEZE 6524               1   0  0     5       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 EKRON 6514                    1   0  0     5       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 THE SAVAGE BENITO 6491        1   1  0     4       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-TRIXXIE 6009                  1   1  0     4       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ZOMANNO 6512                  1   0  0     3       ILL INTENT (641)
 SOJUTSU 6482                  0   3  0     3       AVENGERS (146)
 FHTAGN 6516                   0   1  0     1       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 DUMB FOUND DEAD 6508          0   1  0     1       ILL INTENT (641)
 PRIVATE PLACE 6522            0   1  0     1       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 LITTER 6523                   0   1  0     1       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)
 DOR 6515                      0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SHARK 6525                    0   1  0     1       BASH BROS OCEAN (627)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FINGER THE UGLY 6489    0  1 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA  378 DRUGO 5849            361   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I didn't fight; I didn't say nuttin'; I have joined a sitdown strike.  I understand
the strike end has been negotiated, and I will soon be up and about.  Assur has
relented and is bringing a full team to Chimlevtal.  I can now fight! -- Pitchfork
(The implement of choice in rebellions.)

A salute to the Duelmaster Steel Dragon who eked out a victory over the highly ranked
Veteran Mercenary. -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Jorja -- Of course.  No hurry on the manager listing, and thanks in advance. --
Smithy

Heather -- Words can hurt.  (Like those big-girl jokes, ya know?)  But I can put my
hurtful words into hurtful actions.  I am ambidextrous. -- Harsh Words

Rondor -- Me smash u lak uh drum.  Wham, wham!  Hurt! -- Trash Can

Queen Of The North -- Well, you showed me you are.  Well fought.  My challenge, your
win, my mistake. -- Rope (Hemp Of The South)

Teron -- Bat, hammer, etc, they are all the same.  I use them to pick my teeth. --
Baseball Bat

Welcome to all the newcomers of Chimlevtal.  Glad to have you.  This is going to be
one fun and fine arena.  (Especially when Assur finally gets here with his cannon
fodder for us all to beat up on. -wink-) -- Smithy, Useful Weapons

Smithy?  Yes, I do owe you.  Expect to see several challenges over the next few
months as I repay you for all the losses you've given me in the past! -- Assur
P.S.  All 5 active this time (unless RSI lost a strategy sheet).

Luigi -- Nope, it's not Mario! -- Seaweed

There it is again, slain by a departing Lord Protector and no mention is made in the
personals!  It's hard on regular guys to die unnoticed, but it seems hard to us for
Major Pain to take down a Dark Arena expert and get no notice.  WE noticed.  Way to
go, Major Pain! -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Belinda -- We'll take a personal spy reporter and look forward to the reports. --
Jorja and etc.
P.S.  Nothing wrong with a little innuendo now and then, especially if it isn't
terribly subtle.

AVENGERS             Huckle Cat          MORE DESTROYERS      Daikkan
BASH BROS OCEAN      Assurnasirbanipal   NUMBERS GAME         Destitute Noble
BUSHMASTERS          Tripwire            TEAM PUNISHMENT      Lobo?
DARQUE FORCES        Master Darque       THE CANUCKS          ?
DJ'S HIT SQUAD       ?                   THE STORM REAVERS    ?
JUST DESSERTS        ?                   USEFUL WEAPONS       Smithy
MIDDLE WAY 7         Jorja               WHAMMO & THUDDA 4    La Guillotine
MILITARY MAYHEM      Crip

Assur -- Good!  This arena is under-appreciated. -- Jorja

Team Captain -- Huh.  I probably should've been calling for help. -- Lumus Nelp

Trash Can -- You could at least have been emptied BEFORE you were up-ended over my
head! -- Rondor Sendal

Ogre -- It just seems wrong that you should be so short, although you're ugly enough.
-- Norison Rose

Chaldea -- Secret weapon!  I thought you were a woman, and you're a GUY.  Gods. --
Lumus Nelp, who wasted some really good aftershave before that fight

Eden -- It was a pleasure, ma'am. -- Mandin Orwell

Wardo Bard -- Eh?  What kind of bush are we talking about here?  I like euonymus,
myself, but I try not to be narrow-minded. -- Panda Ross

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAPTOR was devastated by NABUCA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
VENGEANCE vanquished AMUR in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
CHALDEA was viciously subdued by GROM HELLSCREAM in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
PITCHFORK subdued MANDIN ORWELL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
TEAM CAPTAIN was overpowered by LUMUS NELP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
EDEN was unbelievably bested by TRASH CAN in a popular 5 minute Challenge competition.
KILROGG DEADEYE viciously subdued PANDA ROSS in a 12 minute expert's Challenge duel.
ROPE was unbelievably bested by RYO in a popular 2 minute novice's Challenge duel.
STEEL DRAGON was handily defeated by GENERAL PURPOSE in a 1 minute Title bout.
BASEBALL BAT was demolished by ARSON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OBLIVIOUS handily defeated SEAWEED in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
RONDOR SENDAL was subdued by TERON GOREFIEND in a 1 minute brawl.
QUEEN OF THE NORTH outlasted NORISON ROSE in a unpopular 8 minute conflict.
ISHIBO defeated DR. SOX in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
THE SAVAGE BENITO was vanquished by SUSA in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
SOJUTSU was bested by DALE FIREBIRD in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
THE INAUDIBLE overpowered LITTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DUMB FOUND DEAD was savagely defeated by MR. FREEZE in a 5 minute novice's match.
ACCUMENTAL devastated PRIVATE PLACE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DOJA CAT defeated DOR in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
ZOMANNO outwaited SHARK in a unpopular 8 minute gory beginner's duel.
EKRON subdued FHTAGN in a 2 minute novice's fight.
NO WAVES vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  25 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  20 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  21 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        21 -  20 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  42 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  36 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  1      25  |

Turn 362 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GENERAL PURPOSE 5124        8   6  1  126 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   GROM HELLSCREAM 5379       14  13  1  116 THE STORM REAVERS (408)
WALL OF STEEL    STEEL DRAGON 5541          11   3  0   91 THE CANUCKS (58)
SLASHING ATTACK  PITCHFORK 6476              8   4  1   83 USEFUL WEAPONS (636)
TOTAL PARRY      CHALDEA 5836               17   7  0   82 DARQUE FORCES (422)
BASHING ATTACK   EDEN 6330                   5   2  0   59 DARQUE FORCES (422)
AIMED BLOW       TERON GOREFIEND 6398        9   6  2   49 THE STORM REAVERS (408)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAPTOR 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GROM HELLSCREAM 5379.  The ten other most popular fighters were EDEN 6330, ROPE 6475, 
VENGEANCE 4369, FHTAGN 6516, PITCHFORK 6476, SOJUTSU 6482, DOJA CAT 6511, GENERAL 
PURPOSE 5124, TERON GOREFIEND 6398, and NABUCA 5369.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOMANNO 6512.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PANDA ROSS 6383, SHARK 6525, KILROGG DEADEYE 6397, QUEEN OF THE NORTH 
6466, NORISON ROSE 6453, DOR 6515, PRIVATE PLACE 6522, LITTER 6523, RONDOR SENDAL 
6343, and SEAWEED 6370.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GENERAL PURPOSE (31-5124) MILITARY MAYHEM (89)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIRE ANT 6465 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         WILD THINGS 2        
PALERMO 6412 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         WORLD BLADES 3