DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2013    Duedate: 02/26/2013

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-700

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRUST BUSTER 1
SEGUE CARTEL (440)
(32-5443) [11-0-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRUST BUSTER 1                 BUGROT
SEGUE CARTEL (440)             SAVAGE HORDE (455)
(32-5443) [11-0-0,134]         (32-5662) [6-2-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SIR VEILLANCE                  SIR VEILLANCE
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)         SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
(32-5421) [20-16-0,96]         (32-5421) [20-16-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH BY DESIGN (264)       67
2. REBEL SCUM (460)            63      SEGUE CARTEL (440)
3. OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)        41      Unchartered Team
4. THE WALKING DEAD (439)      35
5. NOTORIOUS (71)              31      REBEL SCUM (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEGUE CARTEL (440)        14   0  0  100   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 0
 2- 2*WORLD BLADES 4 (452)       1   0  0  100   2/ 2*SAVAGE HORDE (455)        8  6 0
 3/ 0*REBEL SCUM (460)           4   1  1 80.0   3/ 5 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    7  7 0
 4/ 0 ERRATA (387)              39  19  2 67.2   4/ 3 LOST LEGENDS (449)        7  8 0
 5/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1395 795 65 63.7   5/ 4 DRAGON RIDERS (451)       7  8 0
 6/ 3*SAVAGE HORDE (455)        24  14  0 63.2   6/ 9 NOTORIOUS (71)            6  7 1
 7- 5 COLLEGE RADIO (364)       88  58  1 60.3   7/ 6*OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)      6  8 1
 8/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     401 278 27 59.1   8/10 THE WALKING DEAD (439)    6  9 3
 9/ 8 NOTORIOUS (71)           415 354 13 54.0   9/ 8 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     5  5 0
10/ 9 DRAGON RIDERS (451)       47  43  2 52.2  10/ 0*REBEL SCUM (460)          4  1 1
11/ 7*OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)      15  14  1 51.7  11/18*B.I.G. (437)              4  5 0
12-12*LEGION OF SOULS (454)     19  21  4 47.5  12/11 SEGUE CARTEL (440)        3  0 0
13/13 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   106 118  4 47.3  13-12 COLLEGE RADIO (364)       3  2 0
14/10 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       35  39  0 47.3  14- 7*LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)    3  7 1
15/ 0 SHIP HAPPENS (448)        28  34  3 45.2  15/14 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  1 0
16/ 0 OVERKILL (458)            53  67  6 44.2  16/13 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       2 10 0
17/15 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     89 115  7 43.6  17-17*WORLD BLADES 4 (452)      1  0 0
18/16 THE WALKING DEAD (439)    69  91  7 43.1  18/ 0 ERRATA (387)              1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18*B.I.G. (437)              14  19  1 42.4  19/ 0 OVERKILL (458)            1  3 0
20-17*1ST SPIN (453)             2   3  0 40.0  20/ 0 SHIP HAPPENS (448)        1  4 1
21/19 LOST LEGENDS (449)        33  57  1 36.7  21-19*1ST SPIN (453)            0  3 0
22-20*LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)     8  17  3 32.0  22-15*LEGION OF SOULS (454)     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

Overkill returns...

     His father had died young on the arena sands...too young.  His grandparents
raised him in a nomadic lifestyle, shunning anything to do with the arena.  Their
son's death was too real, too fresh, even many years later.  Once he became a man, he
became interested in the warrior lifesytle, but only from a distance.  It seemed as
soon as he began to get to know a few of the warriors and managers in the town, it
was time to move on again.  Though he had come of age, his grandparents depended on
him and he on them for food and shelter.  And the years passed.
     His grandmother, one of those old women with a glint in her eye that always
seemed to betray that she knew far more than she let on...passed away during one of
the colder months.  His grandfater died soon after, unable to live any more withoutht
the love of his life.  On his deathbed, shortly before passing, he motioned for his
grandson to come close.
     "This may surprise you, my boy, but I once managed a great stable of warriors in
the granite walled city of Vithicar.  That city may have passed from the memory of
some...but I keep its spirit alive in my heart.  But that heart is fading fast..."
     His grandfather told him many stories about warriors long past and mighty deeds
done.  He listened until falling asleep at his grandfather's side.  When he awoke, he
was alone in the world.  Clutched in the dead hands of his grandfather was a map of
the hinterlands near the ruined city of Viticar, now barely more than a few mounds of
moss covered rubble on the ground.  Strange markings were scrawled on it...
     Months later he had melted through 30 feet of an immense ice wall and he became
aware that he was nearing the end of his quest.  Three figures glowed with a strange
reddish light just inches behind the last bit of ice that entombed them.  He would
have to say the words he learned and studied quickly, or all would be lost.  Minutes
later, three figures shook and strained long unused muscles.
     "You say that over twenty years have passed and we have not aged a bit?" the
thin one with the sly smile said.
     "Yes, Vade, that's what he said for the tenth time!  Something about a magical
spell cast on us to preserve us...  I wish you bothered to pay attention!" a muscular
warrior countered.
     Vade replied, "Firmament, you are just as grumpy as you were twenty years ago!
Age has NOT mellowed you!  And THAT one still doesn't talk!"
     Firmament burst out with a large guffaw, "That's exactly why we call him
'Somebody'!  It's too much work to give him a real name."
     Now both warriors were chuckling.  They turned again to the one who had freed
them.  Firmament bellowed an announcement, "I can't wait to get back on the sands of
Vithicar and start smashing in some heads like the good old days!  It seems like just
yesterday...."
     The young man, grandson of the great manager of this motley group, grinned
inwardly to himself.  "I would be greatly honored to be your manager in my
grandfather's place... but about Vithicar...um..."  The explanation would come later.
NOW they needed a permanent home.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 665): ADELITA of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): KINVER TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 665): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 647): EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)_
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
              (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Arvat -- City of -- life forms detected -- 1,162

Title aquired -- Duelmaster

Requirement -- Duelmaster's Column

Scanning memory banks for past columns.

Arvat.  This is Trust Buster.  Duelmaster.  I have scanned you and have found you...
wanting.

Biological life forms are weak and flawed.  You must cleanse.  Add mechanical and
robotic components.  This would be acceptable.

If you do not cleanse.  I must destroy.

Imperfect life forms are not acceptable.  You must seek perfection.

I am perfect.  Perfection is harmony.  Imperfection is disease.

You are a disease.  You must be... cured.

I have spoken.

This is all.

Trust Buster

Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARVAT will ever be the same.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for LIVESHIP TRADERS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them 
by 7 into 14th.  B.I.G. stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 11th place.  Good work, guys!  On their very 
first turn, REBEL SCUM had a 4-1-1, and with this kind of luck or skill, should do 
well.  Welcome to ARVAT.  And let's see, PIMP IN A BOX fought ITEM and gained 26 
points and contributed to DEATH BY DESIGN's 3-2-0.  ITEM has lost to PIMP IN A BOX, 
falling 25 points, while helping make ERRATA a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, TRUST BUSTER 1 kept ERRATA's warrior, COFFEE, from claiming the throne. 
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the DRAGON 
RIDERS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding DRAGON RIDERS more than any other team we find SAVAGE HORDE. 
ARVAT, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was BUFFY'S DINER's warrior MISS AMERICAN PIE.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when 
someone like MISS AMERICAN PIE from BUFFY'S DINER challenges down 17 points to fight 
BRAINS MCGEE of THE WALKING DEAD?  Well, will you look at this, MISS AMERICAN PIE was 
killed by BRAINS MCGEE, and BUFFY'S DINER will have to explain why they made such a 
challenge in the first place.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  SHIP HAPPENS made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as 
they sent FREIHEIT, with a record of 6-5-0, to FREIHEIT death.  Farewell, his.  You 
gotta do what you gotta do.  SHIP HAPPENS has sent KITTY HAWK to the Dark Arena.  The 
deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  TELSTAR must have surprised SHIP 
HAPPENS this turn, after they sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't 
hold him!  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  R2DA was sent to the Dark 
Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  Banners at half mast, 
warriors, BUFFY'S DINER has lost MISS AMERICAN PIE, and you might say all of ARVAT 
has felt the loss, except maybe THE WALKING DEAD.  Kudos go out to KAMI FLAUGE this 
turn, for revenging SECRET SQUIRRELS' bloodfeud against DEVIL ADVOCATES' warrior RUE 
LEROHELL.  Well done.  Congratulations go out to OTTOMAN EMPIRE, with JEZZA revenging 
a bloodfeud against SQUISHY GIANT of THE WALKING DEAD.  The Welcome Wench declares a 
free round for MR SCHICICLES and all of DEATH BY DESIGN, for having revenged DRAGON 
RIDERS' STRYKKER for killing one of their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain 
teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARVAT and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUST BUSTER 1 5443          11   0  0   134       SEGUE CARTEL (440)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMPSON 5189                 20  20  0   107       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 COFFEE 4637                  12   5  1    99       ERRATA (387)
 FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411       21  20  1    97       NOTORIOUS (71)
 BRAINS MCGEE 5441            16  17  2    97       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 SIR VEILLANCE 5421           20  16  0    96       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 PIMP IN A BOX 5330           16  11  0    95       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 DEVLIN DE SEGIZE 5607        13   2  0    92       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRITISH SEA POWER 5370       12   7  0    87       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 MUFFY STOFELES 5606          11   4  0    86       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ITEM 4794                    13   7  0    81       ERRATA (387)
-YOUNG EMPIRES 5472           15   8  0    80       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 VADE 5723                    12   7  2    76       OVERKILL (458)
 KAMI FLAUGE 5595             10  10  0    76       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR SCHICICLES 5623            6   5  0    66       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-BABY HUEY 5539               13   7  1    65       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 BUGROT 5662                   6   2  0    65       SAVAGE HORDE (455)
 FIRMAMENT 5727               14  11  3    61       OVERKILL (458)
 ALL GUNS BLAZING 5404         6   5  0    61       NOTORIOUS (71)
 VENEER 4549                   5   0  1    61       ERRATA (387)
 IRONWOLF 5617                 9   9  1    59       DRAGON RIDERS (451)
 RUNECLAW 5614                 9   9  0    57       DRAGON RIDERS (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLASPHEMY 5332                3   1  1    54       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 RUE LEROHELL 5645             8   4  1    52       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BOGRUNT 5664                  5   3  0    52       SAVAGE HORDE (455)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLD 4546                     8   3  0    48       ERRATA (387)
 JEZZA 5671                    4   2  0    48       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
 SHADOWFIST 5615               8  10  0    46       DRAGON RIDERS (451)
 SQUISHY GIANT 5540            9  17  1    45       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 FRANK WHITE 5399              3   4  0    45       B.I.G. (437)
 OBITERATION 5565              5   3  0    44       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 STRYKKER 5616                12   6  1    43       DRAGON RIDERS (451)
 MAKOT 5665                    6   2  0    42       SAVAGE HORDE (455)
 CELESTINA 5576                8   4  0    41       SHIP HAPPENS (448)
 SHAGGOTH 5677                 6   4  0    37       LOST LEGENDS (449)
 REBEKKA 5618                  9   9  0    36       DRAGON RIDERS (451)
 OPRAH TIVE 5641               7   7  0    35       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELSTAR 5575                  6   7  1    33       SHIP HAPPENS (448)
-BONE GNASHER 5655             5   4  4    33       LEGION OF SOULS (454)
 EXSANGUINATED EARL 5644       4   8  1    33       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 R2DA 5741                     1   0  1    33       REBEL SCUM (460)
-NUTCRACKER 5608               9   5  0    32       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 FRANCIS MH 5398               4   2  0    29       B.I.G. (437)
 RATGHOUL 5661                 4   4  0    28       SAVAGE HORDE (455)
-MIKI COOPER 5657              4   5  0    27       LEGION OF SOULS (454)
-MAX 5659                      3   6  0    27       LEGION OF SOULS (454)
 D. MANN KING 5710             2   0  0    27       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LEN 5689                      3   2  3    26       LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)
-SORCOR 5688                   3   2  0    25       LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)
-RAPIDO MUERTE 4 5456          2   0  0    24       SEGUE CARTEL (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEPPERMINT PIG 5672           3   3  1    23       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
-SOULCATCHER 5654              4   3  0    22       LEGION OF SOULS (454)
-HAGOP 5656                    3   3  0    22       LEGION OF SOULS (454)
 DISEMBOWELED DORA 5679        3   4  0    22       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 SOMEBODY 5719                 3   2  0    22       OVERKILL (458)
-BRISTOL 5629                  1   0  0    22       WORLD BLADES 4 (452)
 NATURAL BOURNE 5709           2   0  0    21       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-SEGUE TOO 3 5465              1   0  0    21       SEGUE CARTEL (440)
 BITCHIN' CAMARO 5714          2   0  0    18       NOTORIOUS (71)
 FREY 5690                     2   4  1    17       LOST LEGENDS (449)
 B.A.D. 5589                   5   0  0    15       B.I.G. (437)
 SURMA 5706                    2   1  0    13       LOST LEGENDS (449)
 DROID 5742                    1   0  0    12       REBEL SCUM (460)
 SECRET SANTA 5698             3   1  0    11       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 WARGHELM 5699                 1   1  0    10       SAVAGE HORDE (455)
 TUSKEN RAIDER 5739            1   0  0    10       REBEL SCUM (460)
-MEGABUCKS 5636                2   1  0     9       1ST SPIN (453)
-ALYSSUM 5687                  2   3  0     9       LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 5697         1   0  0     9       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 GET INSIDE 5708               0   2  0     8       NOTORIOUS (71)
 CU CHULAINN 5707              2   1  0     7       LOST LEGENDS (449)
 JEDI 5740                     1   0  0     7       REBEL SCUM (460)
-APOCALYPSE 5711               0   1  0     7       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GLORIA GUTS 5735              1   1  0     4       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 NOT FOR HIRE 5715             1   1  0     4       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
 TAMAROV 5667                  0   3  0     3       SHIP HAPPENS (448)
-RACHE 5705                    0   2  0     2       LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)
 GARETH 5728                   0   2  0     2       LOST LEGENDS (449)
 HOT DOG? 5746                 0   1  0     1       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
-HARF 5734                     0   1  0     1       LIVESHIP TRADERS (457)
 DROGON 5750                   0   1  0     1       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUTT 5738                     0   1  0     1       REBEL SCUM (460)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BIG POPPA 5400          1  7 0 B.I.G. 437           SHEWISH GIANT         700  NONE
LYRICAL DREAM 5605      1  1 1 B.I.G. 437           EXSANGUINATED EA 5644 700   
GREASY SPOON 5748       0  1 0 BUFFY'S DINER 346    DARK CHAMPION         700  NONE
MISS AMERICAN PI 4058   9  4 0 BUFFY'S DINER 346    BRAINS MCGEE 5441     700   
ROADKILL 5747           0  1 0 BUFFY'S DINER 346    BLACK ORC             700  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           R2DA 5741             700  NONE
STONE GOLEM             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           TELSTAR 5575          700  NONE
FKIE 5749               0  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  SHEWISH GIANT         700  NONE
GORT 5682               3  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  STRYKKER 5616         697  JUST REVENGED
LAME DEVIL 5753         0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  BLACK ORC             700  NONE
MAY MONN 5591           7  8 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  BRAINS MCGEE 5441     696  REVENGED
MINGSLEY 5686           0  3 0 LIVESHIP TRADERS 457 FREY 5690             697  REVENGED
DAHAK 5587              5 10 0 LOST LEGENDS 449     BONE GNASHER 5655     697  REVENGED
LOVIATAR 5701           1  1 0 LOST LEGENDS 449     LEN 5689              698  REVENGED
THESEUS 5586            5  9 0 LOST LEGENDS 449     BONE GNASHER 5655     696  REVENGED
XLOTH 5692              1  1 0 LOST LEGENDS 449     LEN 5689              697  REVENGED
JINGLE BELL ROCK 5700   0  2 0 NOTORIOUS 71         PEPPERMINT PIG 5672   699   
SECRET 5745             0  1 0 NOTORIOUS 71         STONE GOLEM           700  NONE
TRIPLE TROUBLE 5670     1  4 0 NOTORIOUS 71         LEN 5689              696  NOT REVENGED
DATA 1 5754             0  1 0 OTTOMAN EMPIRE 456   ARENAMISTRESS SU      700  NONE
EVILKISSER 5675         4  1 0 OTTOMAN EMPIRE 456   SQUISHY GIANT 5540    699  JUST REVENGED
ISRAEL HANDS 5673       1  5 0 OTTOMAN EMPIRE 456   BANDIT PRINCE         700  NONE
CRYOGENIC POET 5718     0  2 0 OVERKILL 458         STONE GOLEM           700  NONE
DOUBLE O. SEVANT 5684   0  2 0 SECRET SQUIRRELS 433 BUCHANAN 5269         696  NONE
PURPLE DRAGON 5642      5  6 1 SECRET SQUIRRELS 433 RUE LEROHELL 5645     697  JUST REVENGED
FREIHEIT 5577           6  6 0 SHIP HAPPENS 448     DARK CHAMPION         700  NONE
KITTY HAWK 5596         6  6 1 SHIP HAPPENS 448     WURM KIN              700  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

R.I.P. Jingle Bell Rock 7-9-16-13-21-9-9.  Pig, you likely did our squad a long-term
favor here.  Nonetheless we will be bloodfeuding. -- Notorious

Harf -- You are one frightening dude.  I hope you never have the chance to swing in
any of our future fights! -- Bitchin Camaro

Trust Buster -- Congrats on the throne.  Thanks for bringing me down off of the high
from my DA victory... -- For The Godlings

Brains -- Hmm.  I am pretty sure I didn't challenge you last turn.  Strange. --
Devlin

Sir Veillance -- Better fight the second time around.  Perhaps I'll see you in Free
Blades one day. -- Pam Demonium

Trust Buster -- Congrats on the title! -- Angels and Devils

Kami -- Come now.  You can do better than that! -- Rue Lerohell

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREIHEIT was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KITTY HAWK was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ISRAEL HANDS was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
TELSTAR viciously butchered STONE GOLEM in a popular 3 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BIG POPPA was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
CRYOGENIC POET was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GREASY SPOON was executed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
R2DA easily killed HIGH ELF in a action packed 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SECRET was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DATA 1 was slaughtered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LAME DEVIL was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a popular 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
FKIE was easily killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena bout.
ROADKILL was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KAMI FLAUGE devastated RUE LEROHELL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud conflict.
MR SCHICICLES devastated STRYKKER in a 2 minute mismatched Bloodfeud bout.
JEZZA handily defeated SQUISHY GIANT in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
GET INSIDE was defeated by PEPPERMINT PIG in a 1 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
SAMPSON overcame SIR VEILLANCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge bout.
MISS AMERICAN PIE was slain by BRAINS MCGEE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BOGRUNT luckily beat SHADOWFIST in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
SHAGGOTH was overpowered by ALL GUNS BLAZING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FRANK WHITE viciously subdued REBEKKA in a popular 4 minute gory Challenge contest.
FREY was unbelievably bested by DISEMBOWELED DORA in a 2 minute Challenge match.
SURMA beat GLORIA GUTS in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
D. MANN KING handily defeated CU CHULAINN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TRUST BUSTER 1 savagely defeated COFFEE in a exciting 2 minute expert's Title fight.
ITEM lost to PIMP IN A BOX in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
FOR THE GODLINGS! slimly won victory over VADE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven bout.
DEVLIN DE SEGIZE beat BUGROT in a exciting 1 minute fray.
MUFFY STOFELES handily defeated FIRMAMENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAKOT was savagely defeated by IRONWOLF in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
RUNECLAW overpowered OPRAH TIVE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CELESTINA was savagely defeated by VENEER in a exciting 1 minute brutal fight.
OBITERATION overpowered RATGHOUL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
FRANCIS MH vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EXSANGUINATED EARL savagely slew LYRICAL DREAM in a 2 minute bloody match.
NATURAL BOURNE savagely defeated NOT FOR HIRE in a 2 minute gory fray.
BITCHIN' CAMARO demolished HUTT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOMEBODY subdued WARGHELM in a 2 minute novice's duel.
GARETH was beaten by JEDI in a 4 minute novice's duel.
SECRET SANTA unbelievably bested TAMAROV in a 4 minute gruesome amateur's match.
B.A.D. luckily beat HOT DOG? in a dull 12 minute gruesome novice's fight.
DROID devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 5 minute mismatched match.
DROGON was handily defeated by TUSKEN RAIDER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         WALL OF STEEL     42 -  35 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  28 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  54 -  7      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  51 -  5      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        39 -  37 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  26 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  21 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  16 -  0      11  |

Turn 700 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:

WALL OF STEEL      7 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         6 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 13         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRUST BUSTER 1 5443        11   0  0  134 SEGUE CARTEL (440)
LUNGING ATTACK   COFFEE 4637                12   5  1   99 ERRATA (387)
WALL OF STEEL    FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411     21  20  1   97 NOTORIOUS (71)
TOTAL PARRY      PIMP IN A BOX 5330         16  11  0   95 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEVLIN DE SEGIZE 5607      13   2  0   92 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  MUFFY STOFELES 5606        11   4  0   86 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  VADE 5723                  12   7  2   76 OVERKILL (458)
BASHING ATTACK   FIRMAMENT 5727             14  11  3   61 OVERKILL (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SIR VEILLANCE 5421.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SIR VEILLANCE 5421.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRUST BUSTER 1 
5443, TELSTAR 5575, FRANK WHITE 5399, LAME DEVIL 5753, IRONWOLF 5617, ITEM 4794, 
NATURAL BOURNE 5709, TAMAROV 5667, R2DA 5741, and PIMP IN A BOX 5330.

The least popular fighter this week was B.A.D. 5589.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DROID 5742, DROGON 5750, HOT DOG? 5746, HUTT 5738, NOT FOR HIRE 5715, 
RATGHOUL 5661, CELESTINA 5576, OPRAH TIVE 5641, FIRMAMENT 5727, and CU CHULAINN 5707.

                           AVOIDS, BLOODFEUDS, & CHALLENGES

                                       by Pagan

     Ever wonder how the whole challenge/avoid thing works?
     Who you fight depends on exactly how it works.  We will never know exactly how it 
works unless we can get a look at the coding for the program, but this is how I think 
it works:

The Situation:
     The system allows a warrior to make two separate challenges and two distinct 
avoids.
     Avoids are distinct in that they MUST indicate a specific team to be avoided, so 
a "double avoid" indicates a single team twice, which by default means you are 
avoiding one team.  In this case, the second avoid is a duplicate and therefore a 
waste of an avoid.
     Challenges are to specific warriors.  You have a first challenge, and then you 
have a second challenge.

The Process:
     First the computer removes all Dark Arena challengers from the list of available 
warriors.
     Second, the computer checks for WHO fights WHO by going though all TVs and 
bloodfeuds, which are 100% sure to go through except in four instances:
     1. the warrior challenged does not fight,
     2. the warrior challenged is also making a bloodfeud or TV challenge and that 
challenge has already been assigned,
     3. the warrior has already been assigned to a Dark Arena fight,
     4. that warrior has declared your team to be one of his warrior's avoids, 
reducing your challenge to 50%.
     Third, the computer assesses all the regular first-challenge warriors and assigns 
fights.  All other challenges are at 100% chance of success except in a few instances:  
warrior challenged is going to the DA, warrior challenged is involved in a previously 
assigned challenge, warrior challenged is not running this turn, or warrior challenged 
has avoided your team at 50% chance to avoid.
     Fourth, the computer assesses and assigns all secondary challenges of warriors 
not so far assigned for bloodfeuds and TVs.
     Fifth, the computer assesses and assigns all the regular second challenges.
     Sixth, the computer assigns random matchups in each available class starting with 
the highest class first.
     Seventh, the computer finds the remaining warriors that have successfully avoided 
all first and second challenges and/or who also did not get randomly assigned, AND for 
whom no more available warriors remain in their class for random pairing.  All of 
these warriors get RSI-generated warriors to fight based on their class.
     So, if I'm right and avoids reduce the chance for a challenge to 50%, then:
     In the absence of an avoid
          single challenge = 100% success
          double challenge = 100% success, then an additional 100% success
     Where an avoid is involved
          single challenge vs avoid = 50% success
          double challenge vs avoid = 75% (chance to avoid is 0.5 * 0.5 = 0.25; 1 - 
0.25 = 75% chance to succeed

     Bloodfeuds and TVs may increase the percentage chance of success above 100%, or 
they may not.  I feel that their increased ability to get through is based solely on 
the way the computer assigns challenges.  They are first, so they are most likely to 
go through.  The 100% chance for a challenge to succeed is 100% if it's a TV bloodfeud 
and you are the first one to get assigned a fight that day because you are also the 
Duelmaster.  But after that the chances start to diminish rapidly.
     The run-through for second challenges theoretically means your challenge should 
be 100% but it's not the case if you are the LAST guy the computer goes to for finding 
challenges.
     If you don't double challenge, you significantly lower your chance to get your 
challenge through.  The second challenge is not equal to the first challenge.

Pagan