DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2009    Duedate: 05/26/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MADNESS
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4980) [10-2-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MADNESS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           
(32-4980) [10-2-1,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOU C. FIRR                    ABBIE DONN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4853) [15-16-0,85]         (32-5038) [4-2-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        67
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       52      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ROMAN HEROES (73)           18      Unchartered Team
4. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)        18
5. RAGING HORMONES (418)       16      RAGING HORMONES (418)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1082 656 55 62.3   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  3 0
 2- 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     237 147 23 61.7   2/ 7 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      6  4 1
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     255 178 15 58.9   3/ 2 THE REPUBLIC (380)        3  6 1
 4/ 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      16  13  0 55.2   4- 4 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      2  0 0
 5/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)        657 546 70 54.6   5/ 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      2  1 0
 6/ 7 THE REPUBLIC (380)        65  81  5 44.5   6/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         2 12 0
 7/ 0*RAGING HORMONES (418)      2   6  0 25.0   7/ 0*RAGING HORMONES (418)     0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 612): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 605): LITERNIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 553): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BLACK WIDOW XLIII of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 408): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 390): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 506): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 612): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): SANGUIS MORI (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 605): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 553): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 390): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 506): I'M HISTORY et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well me, Arvat.  I am Madness and I am your Duelmaster.

First I come oh so close to a TV in the recent tournament, managing a 7-3 record
despite fighting 5 strikers and then I return and claim the title!  Of course I was
hoping to claim it in a different way, having Bloodfeuded Mountain General for the
top spot, but he missed the cut off and failed to fight and I slipped into a title
fight against one of the Artemidorii...I can't recall which one.  They all look the
same in their tons of armor and laden with shields.  It wasn't much of a fight, but I
did suffer a bit of a scare when my Halbard broke and I had to finish up with my
backup...

This next turn I will not be avoiding anyone and will be trying for the bloodbeud
again.  Awe wasn't great, but he had nice numbers and was on the team for a long,
long time.  He deserves the honor of being revenged.  So I'm lookin you up again,
Mountain General.  And this is gonna hurt!

Other than that, not much to report.  I'm up to 26 Fe and have 4 more to go before I
get a champions tournament.  I don't have a ton of arena fights, so it shouldn't be
an issue.  I'm just rolling along.

Until next time,

Madness

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARVAT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week ANGELS OF PAIN went 4-0-1 to move up 5 in 
the rankings.  AGONY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested ANDRONICUS and was awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, AGONY put down ANDRONICUS, causing him to lose 21 points 
of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has MADNESS in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ARVAT these days is DEVIL ADVOCATES.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Indeed it was 
ROMAN HEROES.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  PANIC has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARVAT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and 
harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADNESS 4980                 10   2  1   111       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        26  10  2   119       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          23  13  2    92       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-THE SCOUSER 4858             14  12  0    91       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGONY 4944                    7   2  1    90       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             15  16  0    85       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           20  14  0    78       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ANDRONICUS 4660               9   7  0    68       THE REPUBLIC (380)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAST TO WEST 4929             8   3  0    59       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANIC 4947                    9   6  2    55       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BRUTUS 4951                   5   2  0    47       THE REPUBLIC (380)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBIE DONN 5038               4   2  1    33       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 UNBREAKABLE 4996              4   2  0    33       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 COMATOSE 4926                 4   2  0    28       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK SKY 5063                 2   2  0    20       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MARIUS 5070                   3   1  1    18       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 OCTAVIUS 5054                 3   3  0    16       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LIL ETHE 5079                 2   0  0    16       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 E. BLISS 5096                 1   0  0    13       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CARNAGE 5089                  1   1  0    12       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-*CURIOUS TODDLER* 5092        1   0  0     5       RAGING HORMONES (418)
-*JILTED LOVER* 5093           0   1  0     1       RAGING HORMONES (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AWE 4861               10 15 1 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634 599   
BLACK ORC               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           PANIC 4947            602  NONE
DEE N. EMMY 5090        0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  MARIUS 5070           601   
EVIL 5097               0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  WURM KIN              602  NONE
*BERSERK GIANT* 5091    0  2 0 RAGING HORMONES 418  HIGH ELF              602  NONE
*HUNGRY GLUTTON* 5095   1  1 0 RAGING HORMONES 418  SHEWISH GIANT         602  NONE
*TRANQUIL LOONIE 5094   0  2 0 RAGING HORMONES 418  SHEWISH GIANT         602  NONE
CYRUS 5086              1  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      DARK CHAMPION         602  NONE
TULLIUS 5085            0  2 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      DARK CHAMPION         602  NONE
COOLIE BAIL OUT 5098    0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380     BANDIT PRINCE         602  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Caesar -- Classic spotlight last turn!  Well done! -- the Dark One

Marius -- Accursed Roman!  I never even had a chance! -- Dee N. Emmy, RIP

Mountain General -- Gave up your title by sitting out?  You still have a bloodfeud
coming... -- MAdness

**** Late - it was my fault - I apologise! -- NAIEI *****

Congrats on turn 600 last time out Arvat!  Well done all!

Mountain General -- I'm coming for you, Charles Xavier! -- Madness (you get the
reference!)

Now that the tournament is over, we'll be back to full strength! -- Angels and Devils

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

4 May 09
Players of Duel 2:

RSI wants to try, in a few arenas, a system that rewards role-play and general arena
involvement.  Our thoughts at this time are as follows, and feedback is earnestly
solicited:

1.  What to reward.
a.  Spotlights--they don't have to be involved and lengthy storylines, and in fact,
my own inclination is to say: anything game related and original (i,e,, not a
reprint), maybe set a minimum length.  I use TOGS here as my model--half a column as
formatted for the newsletter, and we don't judge the quality of the writing (so long
as the editor isn't grossed out), just the intent to make a positive contribution.
b.  A dm column where one is "due."  Again, no judgment on quality of writing, should
be dm-related, and I would say (this is just me) a minimum length of maybe five
lines.
c.  Personals.  More than just "you suck," or "good fight."  How much more doesn't
really concern me, and quality, other than "not offensive to the editor," should not
be an issue.  We don't want to encourage participation and then muzzle it.
d.  It has been suggested that a reward point or two be offered for running a full
team.  We could include this, but my own inclination would be to say that there would
be no points for this, but that those who don't make a clear effort on this
(accidents happen, so maybe something like "when the three-turn total of fights is
below twelve"?) aren't eligible for points on any turn until they get it back up to a
full team.

2.  How to reward it.
a.  We've been thinking nebulously about some kind of point system, obviously, as an
example, say 3 points for a spotlight, 2 for a column, 1 for personals, more points
here for what takes more effort, but some points for any effort.  This is in no way
final!  But some way to keep track of who is contributing and how much, and as non-
subjective as possible; this would be noted as each newsletter would be proofed.  A
way to clearly identify who's sending in what would help, but I can work it out by
referring to the warrior listings if I have to.
b.  But, assuming a point system, do the rewards, whatever they end up being, go to
the player who achieves a certain point total?  Is this calculated per turn, or as a
running total over as many turns as it takes to reach that point?  Or to the player
with the highest total on any given turn?  What about ties?
c.  What do the points get the player?  The current thought is X points gets a free
fight, probably replacing the "Popularity Leader's" free fight in the relevant arena.
That suggests only one player getting a role-play free fight on any given turn.  Is
this enough to encourage the newsletter participation we're hoping for?  Should we
convert "This Week's Favorite" to a role-play free fight also?  Or handle rewards in
some other way entirely?

3.  Where it happens.
The current thought is, try it in four arenas:  one in each region, and one slow
arena.  Who picks the arenas in question?  I'd be inclined to rule out those that are
doing fairly well already (Ardivent, Sunset, Lapur; Arkers, Morya, North Fork), but
is that wise?  Or even fair?  Darned if I know.  Places where it is NOT currently
intended to happen:  Transfer arenas.  Maybe rule out the no-tourney arenas as
current candidates, too?

If this seems to work well enough to be worth the effort, should we consider
extending it to more, eventually to all non-transfer, arenas?

This is not a "someday down the line we might" concept.  We want to do this, and
SOON.  Your feedback would be appreciated, for, against, changes, anything.  You can
email me directly at jputney zianet com (make sure it says DM in the subject line) or
send a diplo to scribe, any arena.

the Scribe

P.S.  Staff members not to be eligible for role-playing free fights.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
   welcome)
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the
Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

Scoring:
- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

Disputes:
- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

Prizes:
For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18
warrior)!

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.

Tripwire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PANIC viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TULLIUS was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
*BERSERK GIANT* was easily killed by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
*HUNGRY GLUTTON* was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brawl.
*TRANQUIL LOONIE* was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CYRUS was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
COOLIE BAIL OUT was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EVIL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
MADNESS viciously subdued ARTEMIDORUS IV in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
ANDRONICUS was vanquished by AGONY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARTEMIDORUS V was viciously subdued by LOU C. FIRR in a 4 minute veteran's duel.
EAST TO WEST handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
COMATOSE was savagely defeated by ABBIE DONN in a crowd pleasing 8 minute match.
MARIUS was devastated by UNBREAKABLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute one-sided battle.
OCTAVIUS was outlasted by LIL ETHE in a crowd pleasing 10 minute gory conflict.
CARNAGE won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
E. BLISS vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  43 -  2      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  29 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  21 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MADNESS 4980               10   2  1  111 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663        23  13  2   92 ROMAN HEROES (73)
STRIKING ATTACK  AGONY 4944                  7   2  1   90 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANDRONICUS 4660             9   7  0   68 THE REPUBLIC (380)
AIMED BLOW       EAST TO WEST 4929           8   3  0   59 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOU C. FIRR 4853.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ABBIE DONN 5038.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOU C. FIRR 4853, 
OCTAVIUS 5054, MADNESS 4980, MARIUS 5070, CARNAGE 5089, PANIC 4947, *HUNGRY GLUTTON* 
5095, CYRUS 5086, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, and AGONY 4944.

The least popular fighter this week was LIL ETHE 5079.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were UNBREAKABLE 4996, COMATOSE 4926, ANDRONICUS 4660, EVIL 5097, *TRANQUIL 
LOONIE* 5094, E. BLISS 5096, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, COOLIE BAIL OUT 5098, *BERSERK 
GIANT* 5091, and TULLIUS 5085.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEROY JENKINS 2350 (147-106-1)         0  5  0         L.A. MOB             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEFIANCE 4619 (32-10-1)               11  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCRETIUS 4687 (23-10-3)               2  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MADNESS 4980 (8-2-1)                   7  3  1         ANGELS OF PAIN       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGONY 4944 (6-1-1)                     7  3  2         ANGELS OF PAIN       
S. MOE DEUS 4999 (4-1-0)               4  3  0  DEAD   DEVIL ADVOCATES      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABBIE DONN 5038 (2-2-1)                3  3  0         DEVIL ADVOCATES      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAMPAGE 5076 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
CHARDRAS 5003 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         GEMSTONE BEASTS      
D.N. EMMY 5080 (0-0-0)                 2  2  0  DEAD   DEVIL ADVOCATES      

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCIUS 4620 (21-17-0)                  0  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EAST TO WEST 4929 (7-3-0)              1  3  0         CHRISTIAN ROCK       
ANDRONICUS 4660 (8-6-0)                0  3  0         THE REPUBLIC         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COMATOSE 4926 (4-1-0)                  1  3  0         CHRISTIAN ROCK       
UNBREAKABLE 4996 (3-2-0)               0  3  0         CHRISTIAN ROCK       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OCTAVIUS 5054 (3-1-0)                  0  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIL ETHE 5079 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         DEVIL ADVOCATES