Date   : 12/13/2006    Duedate: 12/26/2006


DM-32    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4345) [19-4-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EVE ELWON                      HEARING AID
(32-4345) [19-4-1,135]         (32-4448) [2-1-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUSTICE                        APOLLONIUS
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           THE REPUBLIC (380)
(32-4217) [21-14-1,88]         (32-4423) [4-4-0,16]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLAMING DEATH (347)         40
2. APOCALYPSE (385)            34      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        28      Unchartered Team
4. NOTORIOUS (71)              25
5. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       24      DISILLUSIONED (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DISILLUSIONED (381)        8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    183  94  8 66.1   2/ 4 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)     10  5 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    916 539 48 63.0   3/ 5 ROMAN HEROES (73)         9  6 0
 4/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     113  74  4 60.4   4/ 8 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      9  6 0
 5/ 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      30  20  3 60.0   5/ 7*DISILLUSIONED (381)       8  3 0
 6/ 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      35  26  6 57.4   6/ 3 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      8  7 1
 7/ 8 NOTORIOUS (71)           358 278 10 56.3   7/ 9 NOTORIOUS (71)            7  7 0
 8/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        72  57  2 55.8   8/10 THE REPUBLIC (380)        7  8 0
 9/ 9 ROMAN HEROES (73)        546 455 63 54.5   9/ 2 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        6  8 0
10/10 FLAMING DEATH (347)       18  17  1 51.4  10/12 FLAMING DEATH (347)       5  5 0
11/11 APOCALYPSE (385)         110 133  6 45.3  11/11 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     5  8 0
12/13 THE REPUBLIC (380)        19  26  2 42.2  12/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 0
13-12*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)    5   7  0 41.7  13/14 APOCALYPSE (385)          3 10 0
14/14 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  397 627 13 38.8  14-13*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  1 0
15-15*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)       0   2  0  0.0  15-15*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)      0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat!

     It is I, your newest Duelmaster, Eve Elwon, who has come forward to allow you to
view my magnificence.
     As I sit here upon the throne, those jealous few:  Dementren, Troment, United,
Trooper and Justice, all linger below me on the dais, hoping for my favors.
Unfortunately for them, I am the Mistress of Battle alone--sorry, boys, but you just
don't match up!
     I may beat you silly on the sands, but you have NO chance with me!
     To the rest of you:  Arvat is now in the midst of its great rebirth.  New teams
arriving every turn, furious battles on the sands, more spectators in the seats.
Yes, our fortunes have changed and we are now one of the hotter arenas around.
     Well done all!
     This turn I will challenge United.  Trooper, your sandbagging ways do not win
respect here!  Now, let us drink a toast--TO VICTORY!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARVAT.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but RILL'S GCSC2 really goofed with their 1-4-0.  The guys at 
ANGELS OF PAIN like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up by 4.  
Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, NOTORIOUS!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and 
moved up to 7th!  MVP award for DEMETREN?  RILL'S GCSC2's proud of him after beating 
LAURA and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  LAURA's match with 
DEMETREN cost her a loss of 15 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause 
she's Number One!  UNITED knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  EVE ELWON stopped UNITED dead in his tracks!  I 
hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want 
photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of DEVIL ADVOCATES must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't know what 
THE REPUBLIC's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  See if I 
ever talk to SERVIUS again!  SARLOW was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  
SERVIUS beat SARLOW.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised SERVIUS would 
do such a scummy thing, either.  AEMILIANUS must not be a good enough fighter to get 
in fair fights.  He challenged SOCIAL MISFIT.  9 is a big difference.  (Well, that's 
what they tell me.) I thought AEMILIANUS showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame SOCIAL MISFIT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  
(P.Y.T. vs. MERIDIUS, that is.) Hey you guys, don't you think your families would 
like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVE ELWON 4345               19   4  1   135       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062           12   6  1   128       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 TORMENT 4271                 21  13  1   112       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493         17   7  0   108       APOCALYPSE (385)
 UNITED 4162                  17  15  1    99       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEMETREN 4317                14  12  0    98       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245       19   5  1    94       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMMELL 4318                 17   9  0    92       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308             19  10  1    91       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE 4217                 21  14  1    88       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 P.Y.T. 3421                   8   5  0    82       NOTORIOUS (71)
 ROLAND 4319                  17   9  0    81       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LAURA 4390                    7   3  2    75       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSYCHOTRON 3420               9   3  1    66       NOTORIOUS (71)
 LARRY 4391                    8   2  1    62       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SERVIUS 4410                 12   3  0    61       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 HERON 4273                   11  23  0    61       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VARIUS 4424                   5   3  1    55       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 MERIDIUS 4426                 5   3  2    53       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 GELEN 4320                   10  16  0    51       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LARS 4392                     4   6  0    48       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SEXTUS 4427                   7   1  2    47       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 JERRY HAHN 4361              13   6  0    45       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 YUGO CV 4066                  4   0  0    45       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 TED ICKENS 4436               4   2  0    44       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 RAGE 4381                     6   5  0    42       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SARLOW 4346                   7  16  0    39       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 THUNDER ROAD 4326             8   6  0    34       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMODUS 4429                 5   3  0    30       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 IHAO 4476                     4   4  1    27       APOCALYPSE (385)
 EVERYTHING ZEN 3473           3   2  0    26       NOTORIOUS (71)
 DEVIL DIGGER 4350             6   4  0    25       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 SAPHRONICUS 4395              4   6  1    25       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411        6   6  0    24       NOTORIOUS (71)
 LARA 4394                     6   4  0    24       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 APPIUS 4437                   5   1  0    24       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIE 4393                    5   5  0    21       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 HEARING AID 4448              2   1  0    21       DISILLUSIONED (381)
 REMUS 4523                    2   1  0    20       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      2   1  0    20       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 ANGUISH 4466                  4   1  1    19       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 CYRUS 4428                    4   4  2    18       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 BILL BERITH 4533              2   0  0    18       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-GATHERING LEAVES 4324         1   0  0    17       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 APOLLONIUS 4423               4   4  0    16       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 AEMILIANUS 4468               3   1  0    16       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 GEROGE ROFT 4537              2   0  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        0   3  0    15       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 PETER PIQUIN 4434             3   4  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 GREMLIN 4440                  1   1  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 BIONIC HIP 4444               3   0  0    10       DISILLUSIONED (381)
 HAMMIR 4475                   2   4  0    10       APOCALYPSE (385)
-SENILE 4447                   1   1  0    10       DISILLUSIONED (381)
-SQUATTING 4325                1   0  0     9       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-CONSTIPATED 4445              1   0  0     9       DISILLUSIONED (381)
-BALD SPOTS 4521               1   1  0     9       DISILLUSIONED (381)
-EVIL FANTASIES 4443           0   1  0     7       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-PASSING TIME 4323             1   0  0     6       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 EUTYCHIUS 4525                1   2  0     5       THE REPUBLIC (380)
-REIGN IN BLOOD 4380           0   2  0     5       CLASSIC SLAYER (376)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILLIS BOUY 4536              1   1  0     4       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 RYNER 4526                    0   2  0     2       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 SOCIAL MISFIT 4535            0   2  0     2       APOCALYPSE (385)
 BICYCLE 4439                  0   2  0     2       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 BRIDGESTONE 4441              0   2  0     2       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 FAMINE 4541                   0   1  0     1       APOCALYPSE (385)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BONEHEAD 4539          0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    HIGH ELF 328          539 NONE    
SZ18/WT10/WL4 4540     0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379    SPYMASTER 331         539 NONE    
FISHGIZ 4419           3  4 1 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 LARRY 4391            537         
MACHINEHEAD 3474       3  1 0 NOTORIOUS 71          MERIDIUS 4426         538 JUST REV
RYNIR 4470             0  1 0 RILL'S GCSC2 370      ANGUISH 4466          536         
ARTEMIDORUS II 4398    5  5 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    539 NONE    
ARTEMIDORUS III 4534   1  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    539 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Social Misfit -- If they can replace hips, surely they can replace brains.  You'll be
a better citizen for it. -- Bionic Hip

Remus -- You old coot!  You are making me feel even more............. -- Senile

Artemidorous -- What's that?  Eh?  You yield?  What?  Oh, yeah; I knew that. --
Hearing Aid

Sextus -- I didn't have much chance, did I?  With you 600%+ more FE, and all those
skills, and the deep downchallenge, I was simply outmatched. AND you probably have
all your hair?!  You LOUT! -- Bald Spot

All -- 2-2-0.  How disillusioning! -- The Old Man

Cyrus -- Just cause Appius got lucky did not automatically mean you would too!
Thanks for the attention on the downchallenge! -- E. Zen

Izusu -- Noble told me if I wore platemail there was no way I'd be hurt by your hits.
That's the last time I take his advice.... -- Freewheel Burnin'

RIP Machinehead -- I'm not big into posting numbers for my guys when they leave us,
but maybe we'll start doing it here just for fun!  9-8-7-13-13-13-21 AB.  Not a
crushing loss--but painful nonetheless given that it was to Meridius, and it is my
second death in short order to Caesar's crews who continue their ever bloodthirsty
ways against my warriors.... -- D. Noble

Servius -- Dang.  You're the most unservile person I've ever met, and I don't LIKE
that.  I want someone to bow and scrape for me, to wait on me hand and foot and
minister to my every need.  And do I get that?  Fat chance!  Even if I graduate, I
won't get a servant.  Jorja has some really annoying "democratic" ideals, which is
weird considering that HER home country has an emperor, hereditary nobility, and the
whole nine yards.  Hmm, but now that I think of it, she HAS always maintained that
she was born a peasant.  Maybe that's it.  Because there's no denying that these
human peasants just don't UNDERSTAND how superior beings, such as myself, of course,
should be treated. -- Sarlow

Rage -- I've been wondering about the "angels of pain" thing.  Have we asked this
before?  Anyway, do you give pain, receive pain, or merely observe it in a detached
and judgmental fashion? -- Peter Piquin

P.Y.T. -- What does that stand for, Paint Your Thumb?  Listen, you've seriously
unbalanced me.  I won't be up the creek if I try to do my usual fishing gig tonight,

I'll be DOWN in the creek.  How can I balance on that leg, especially in icy cold
water, with you having damaged it so severely?  Have a little consideration for us
poor fishermen next time. -- Heron

Bridgestone -- You're made out of stones from a bridge?  Ooo-kay, magicians are
weird, so I guess that's possible.  Kinda hard on the bridge, maybe.  But I don't
usually bother with bridges, so it's no skin off my nose. -- Geroge Roft

Gremlin -- (tapping her foot)  Did you HAVE to leave parts all over the sands?  This
arena is a MESS, and it's YOUR fault.  Pull yourself together and pick up your...
stuff.  Why should others have to clean up after you? -- Fillis Bouy
P.S.  Why is it that no magician can design a cleaning golem that really works?

     Probably because most magicians don't really understand clean. -- Ed.

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                          Minister of War

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

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

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'

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
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
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
     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    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     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    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC

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

ARTEMIDORUS II was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARTEMIDORUS III was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BONEHEAD was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SZ18/WT10/WL4 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
P.Y.T. demolished MERIDIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
EVE ELWON defeated UNITED in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title struggle.
IZUSU TROOPER handily defeated DEMMELL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREEWHEEL BURNIN' viciously subdued ROLAND in a 5 minute gory expert's Challenge duel.
SERVIUS viciously subdued SARLOW in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
YUGO CV overpowered SAPHRONICUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CYRUS defeated HAMMIR in a 1 minute Challenge match.
AEMILIANUS subdued SOCIAL MISFIT in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
GREMLIN savagely defeated FILLIS BOUY in a 7 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
EUTYCHIUS was overpowered by GEROGE ROFT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
REMUS bested PETER PIQUIN in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
TORMENT overpowered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JUSTICE was devastated by MALIGNANT TUMOR in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
I.M. CEYTIN overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
DEMETREN overpowered LAURA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
LARRY bested GELEN in a 2 minute gory bout.
THUNDER ROAD was viciously subdued by LARS in a 2 minute gory match.
HERON handily defeated APPIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory uneven duel.
JERRY HAHN was demolished by PSYCHOTRON in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
TED ICKENS savagely defeated DEVIL DIGGER in a action packed 1 minute gory fight.
SEXTUS overpowered HEARING AID in a exciting 1 minute gruesome uneven match.
VARIUS handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FOR THE GODLINGS! was beaten by IHAO in a 3 minute competition.
RAGE vanquished LORIE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
COMMODUS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LARA luckily beat APOLLONIUS in a exciting 4 minute match.
ANGUISH overpowered FAMINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIONIC HIP beat RYNER in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
BRIDGESTONE was demolished by BILL BERITH in a 1 minute uneven contest.
BICYCLE was overpowered by EVERYTHING ZEN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  28 -  5      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        30 -  23 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  50 -  7      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  34 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  25 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  57 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  0      39  |

Turn 539 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EVE ELWON 4345             19   4  1  135 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   IZUSU TROOPER 4062         12   6  1  128 FLAMING DEATH (347)
WALL OF STEEL    MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493       17   7  0  108 APOCALYPSE (385)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEMETREN 4317              14  12  0   98 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245     19   5  1   94 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
TOTAL PARRY      JUSTICE 4217               21  14  1   88 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  PSYCHOTRON 3420             9   3  1   66 NOTORIOUS (71)
BASHING ATTACK   LARRY 4391                  8   2  1   62 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    THUNDER ROAD 4326           8   6  0   34 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUSTICE 4217.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was APOLLONIUS 4423.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREMLIN 4440, 
TROOPER 4062, LARRY 4391, HERON 4273, and TED ICKENS 4436.

The least popular fighter this week was ROLAND 4319.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FILLIS BOUY 4536, BRIDGESTONE 4441, FAMINE 4541, LORIE 4393, JERRY HAHN 
4361, APPIUS 4437, EUTYCHIUS 4525, SAPHRONICUS 4395, DEMMELL 4318, and SZ18/WT10/WL4 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TORMENT (32-4271) ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

                            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!