DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2012    Duedate: 01/17/2012

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EMPTY BOTTLE
FOUND IN THE SAND (311)
(32-3819) [15-5-2,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EMPTY BOTTLE                   SANDY EYES
FOUND IN THE SAND (311)        PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
(32-3819) [15-5-2,132]         (32-5388) [6-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIZZGIGUE                      GHENGIS KHAN
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        GIANT KILLERS (152)
(32-5197) [12-34-0,70]         (32-1577) [2-4-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOWL O'RAMA (441)           28
2. THE CRIMSON CUP (438)       23      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     20      Unchartered Team
4. THE WALKING DEAD (439)      17
5. PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)       17      THE JOKER'S WILD (406)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GOING APES (432)          54  22  1 71.1   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  6 0
 2/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)     6   3  0 66.7   2/ 2 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    9  6 0
 3/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1310 753 62 63.5   3/ 9*BOWL O'RAMA (441)         6  4 0
 4/ 3 FOUND IN THE SAND (311)   88  54  7 62.0   4/ 7 GIANT KILLERS (152)       6  4 0
 5/ 4*BOWL O'RAMA (441)          6   4  0 60.0   5/ 4*PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     6  6 0
 6/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     387 266 25 59.3   6/ 3*THE WALKING DEAD (439)    6  9 0
 7/ 6 NOTORIOUS (71)           400 323 12 55.3   7- 5 GOING APES (432)          4  1 0
 8/ 7 ASSORTED (228)           213 191 15 52.7   8/ 8 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      3  0 0
 9/ 0*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)      5   5  0 50.0   9-11*VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     2  0 0
10- 8*VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     13  14  0 48.1  10/ 0*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)    2  2 0
11/13*PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     13  16  0 44.8  11/14*QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)     2  2 0
12/12 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    37  47  1 44.0  12/ 0*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)     2  3 0
13/ 9*THE WALKING DEAD (439)    11  14  0 44.0  13/ 6 NOTORIOUS (71)            2  6 0
14-11 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       30  39  1 43.5  14/16 FOUND IN THE SAND (311)   1  0 0
15/14 GIANT KILLERS (152)       18  24  1 42.9  15-10 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       1  0 0
16/18*QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)      3   4  0 42.9  16-15 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     1  0 0
17-15 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     37  59  5 38.5  17/12 ASSORTED (228)            1  2 0
18-16 THE WILLBURYS (426)       34  55  5 38.2  18/17 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   1 14 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  539 899 16 37.5  19-18 THE WILLBURYS (426)       0  5 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 686): OGRE BATTLE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 607): GEMMA of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): GANDALF of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): LORD FIREFLASH of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 686): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 607): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                              SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                              GARNO TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARVAT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave NOTORIOUS a 0-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  BOWL O'RAMA is now ranked 3rd with a 3-2-0 turn.  GIANT KILLERS showed ARVAT 
what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  
What's with PSIRENA?  She actually beat DEVIL ADVOCATES' TIA MATTE, and walked away 
with 16 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE JOKER'S WILD.  CANDICANE 
lost 14 points to WEE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CANDICANE will provide 
more easy wins...  Har har har!  Did TAMARIN wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, 
she's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for FOUND IN THE 
SAND's outstanding member, Duelmaster EMPTY BOTTLE.  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ARVAT thinks NOTORIOUS and 
their 400-323-12 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
SECRET SQUIRRELS couldn't face the challenges from NOTORIOUS!  No excuse for that!  
What do people see in GHENGIS KHAN?  His 2-4-0?  GIANT KILLERS ain't talkin', but 
he's got 12 points.  ABSOLUTION expects the easy win by going 32 points down.  
FIZZGIGUE will find this a hard lesson!  ABSOLUTION defeated FIZZGIGUE.  I bet 
ABSOLUTION could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, FISHERMAN'S WHARF knows who to set 
their sights on.  Taunt your opponent MATHEU!  That was my lucky charm when I was 
unfairly challenged.  (and by 23 points!)  EMPTY BOTTLE should have an easy win.  I 
have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, EMPTY BOTTLE!  He can't set himself 
up in a real match.  I was sorry to see MATHEU lose.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMPTY BOTTLE 3819            15   5  2   132       FOUND IN THE SAND (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAMARIN 5350                 11   5  0   124       GOING APES (432)
 ABSOLUTION 5301              14   1  1   104       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PSIRENA 5198                 19  27  0    97       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATHEU 5224                  21  17  2    90       ASSORTED (228)
-MAMMIFERE 5351               10   3  0    90       GOING APES (432)
 DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377         11   2  0    85       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-SPIDER MONKEY 5353            9   6  1    83       GOING APES (432)
 TIA MATTE 5321               14   6  0    81       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-DISTORTION 5280               7   4  0    81       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 S.W.A.T. 5359                 9   8  1    80       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-MAGILLA GORILLA 5352         12   3  0    77       GOING APES (432)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205           13  31  0    70       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197               12  34  0    70       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411       16  14  0    69       NOTORIOUS (71)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE N. EMMI 5393              9   3  0    63       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HANNANNA 5289                15  15  0    60       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-FATTY BOLGER 4966             5   1  0    58       FOR THE SHIRE (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMPSON 5189                 10   7  0    54       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 SANDY EYES 5388               6   1  0    53       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
-ORANGUTAN 5355               12   3  0    49       GOING APES (432)
 MISS TEARY 5369               8   7  0    48       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 ROTTING ROLAND 5437           5   0  0    42       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
-PIMP IN A BOX 5330            5   0  0    36       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-DEVASTATION 5420              4   0  0    35       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDERCOVER LILY 5357          5  12  0    31       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 SIR VEILLANCE 5421            5   3  0    31       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-RR 5268                       6   7  0    29       THE WILLBURYS (426)
-LOYALTY 4348                  4   0  0    28       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 WEE 5478                      2   0  0    27       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 HIGH SPEED DIRT 4790          6   4  0    26       NOTORIOUS (71)
 BOB BLACKOPS BADGER 5395      5   7  0    25       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 BALKIR 1517                   3   5  0    24       GIANT KILLERS (152)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSIDIOUS 5415                3   2  1    23       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 BUSTED SHINS 5389             3   4  0    22       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 REDHAMMER 5473                3   1  0    22       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 CLAIRE D'LUNE 5432            2   0  0    21       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 HAPPY FEET 4741               2   0  0    21       THE JOKER'S WILD (406)
-BLASPHEMY 5332                1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BUFF PIG 5381                 2   0  0    20       QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)
-DEMON KING 1436               4   3  0    19       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 ZEUS 1438                     3   3  1    18       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 PUNCH PUPPIES 5386            2   3  0    17       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 PEPPERMINT 4743               2   0  0    16       THE JOKER'S WILD (406)
 ANGUS GREYWALL 5434           1   1  0    16       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 PUTRID PAULA 5438             1   4  0    16       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 TERRI 5476                    1   1  0    15       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 RECORD-STORE JESUS 5384       1   2  0    14       QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)
-RUFUS BURROWS 4974            3   4  0    13       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
 HANNALOUISE 5417              2   7  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRUST 4364                    3   1  0    12       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 GHENGIS KHAN 1577             2   4  0    12       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 T ON 5480                     1   1  0    11       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
-DOCTOR BILLS 5387             1   5  0    10       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 DECAYED DARLA 5440            2   3  0     9       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 BRAINS MCGEE 5441             2   3  0     9       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
-THE BRENCHEL 5403             2   2  0     8       NOTORIOUS (71)
-HONOR 4342                    2   2  0     8       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 GUTTED GARY 5439              1   4  0     7       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 WOB 5477                      1   1  0     7       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 CANDICANE 4742                1   1  0     7       THE JOKER'S WILD (406)
-SLOW DEATH 5474               1   1  0     4       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 SCRAB 5479                    1   1  0     4       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 GILBERTO BABEL 5436           1   1  0     4       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 LISSIE POOLE 5433             1   1  0     4       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 SMELLY FEET 4740              1   1  0     4       THE JOKER'S WILD (406)
-BUG GUTS 5428                 1   1  0     4       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 FLORA D'LUNE 5435             0   2  0     2       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEAVEN 4261             6  5 0 COLLEGE RADIO 364    S.W.A.T. 5359         667  NOT REVENGED
DEATH DEVIL 5497        0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  SPYMASTER             671  NONE
EURYDICE TROYER 5426    2  3 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  WURM KIN              671  NONE
PROTECT/SERVE 5495      0  1 0 NOTORIOUS 71         MOUNTAIN TROLL        671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arvat -- Greetings and Saluations!  We are the Bowl O'Rama.  Looking forward to many
fine battles with the gladiators of Arvat. -- Froot E. Bowl, mgr.

All -- I must appologize for my lack of PAs and challenges the past two turns.  I was
not even expecting to fight, but I will be fighting this turn with challenges and
obviously, PAs. -- Gentleben

     Good.

Orangutan -- I love your red hair, is the color natural or out of a bottle. --
Undercover Lily

Sandy Eyes -- I am a little more straight forward than Lily. -- S.W.A.T.

Gutted Gary -- Gutted, hung to drain and prepared for the sausage machine. -- Miss
Teary

Balkir -- That so sucked!  I am ashamed to show my face in the secret sanctum. -- Bob
"Blackops" Badger

Decayed Darla -- Darlin...what is that smell.  Holy cow! -- Sir Veillance

     That smell is not a cow.

Going Apes -- Welcome back from the jungles, it is great to see you again.  I have a
couple that can actually each yours now. -- Gentleben, manager Secret Squirrels

Bowl O'Rama -- Welcome welcome welcome, always nice to see new faces around here. --
Gentleben and the Secret Squirrels

The Willbury's -- I guess you Will Be Burying 4, to bad they were your own.  Let me
see what I can do about the 5th one you missed. -- Gentleben, Secret Squirrels
P.S.  Just kidding, glad to have you back and hope you got some good RU, I would like
for you to stick around a while.

Absolution -- Wow, that was devastating!  The RELIEF!  I thought I would never be
forgiven, especially since I have NO IDEA what it is I'm supposed to have done.
Thanks. -- Fizzgigue

Devlin D Segize -- Damn, you took my bait and left the hook. -- Catfish Annie

Eurydice Troyer -- I think I'm sensing a trend here: working toward an oh-fer turn.
Bummer.  Ah, good fight, I guess.  And I am a superb loser. -- Hannalouise

Spider Monkey -- How DARE you climb those curtains? -- Psirena

Dee N. Emmi -- Go ahead, make me look bad, see if I care. -- Hannanna

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EURYDICE TROYER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PROTECT/SERVE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DEATH DEVIL was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ABSOLUTION overpowered FIZZGIGUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TIA MATTE was bested by PSIRENA in a exciting 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
EMPTY BOTTLE devastated MATHEU in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
DEVLIN D SEGIZE beat CATFISH ANNIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SIR VEILLANCE was overpowered by SANDY EYES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PUNCH PUPPIES lost to BALKIR in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
BUSTED SHINS savagely defeated GHENGIS KHAN in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
REDHAMMER defeated HANNALOUISE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
RECORD-STORE JESUS beat DECAYED DARLA in a 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
T ON was subdued by BOB BLACKOPS BADGER in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
TERRI demolished GUTTED GARY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
S.W.A.T. overpowered HANNANNA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HIGH SPEED DIRT was overpowered by MISS TEARY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEE N. EMMI devastated CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven duel.
UNDERCOVER LILY was bested by ROTTING ROLAND in a 1 minute brawl.
ZEUS beat BRAINS MCGEE in a 3 minute brutal bout.
PEPPERMINT overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CANDICANE was devastated by WEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLAIRE D'LUNE vanquished SMELLY FEET in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LISSIE POOLE was handily defeated by HAPPY FEET in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANGUS GREYWALL devastated SCRAB in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLORA D'LUNE was defeated by WOB in a exciting 1 minute beginner's fight.
GILBERTO BABEL was overpowered by PUTRID PAULA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  27 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        42 -  38 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  41 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  32 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  17 -  0      19  |

Turn 671 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     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  8         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  EMPTY BOTTLE 3819          15   5  2  132 FOUND IN THE SAND (311)
LUNGING ATTACK   ABSOLUTION 5301            14   1  1  104 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
AIMED BLOW       DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377       11   2  0   85 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   S.W.A.T. 5359               9   8  1   80 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANDY EYES 5388             6   1  0   53 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIZZGIGUE 5197.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GHENGIS KHAN 1577.  The ten other most popular fighters were BUSTED SHINS 5389, 
PUNCH PUPPIES 5386, ZEUS 1438, EMPTY BOTTLE 3819, ABSOLUTION 5301, PSIRENA 5198, 
DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377, BOB BLACKOPS BADGER 5395, TERRI 5476, and DEE N. EMMI 5393.

The least popular fighter this week was GILBERTO BABEL 5436.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCRAB 5479, LISSIE POOLE 5433, SMELLY FEET 4740, CANDICANE 
4742, HIGH SPEED DIRT 4790, GUTTED GARY 5439, T ON 5480, DECAYED DARLA 5440, SIR 
VEILLANCE 5421, and FIZZGIGUE 5197.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EMPTY BOTTLE (32-3819) FOUND IN THE SAND (311)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!