DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/27/2014    Duedate: 09/09/2014

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNGNOME SOLDIER
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
(32-5933) [12-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNGNOME SOLDIER                TIGHT ROLLS
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)         MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
(32-5933) [12-6-0,113]         (32-6055) [5-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GROUND CHUCK                   TENACIOUS D
THE WALKING DEAD (439)         STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
(32-5776) [17-22-0,73]         (32-6086) [11-8-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)      67
2. MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)    62      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       47      Unchartered Team
4. THE WALKING DEAD (439)      25
5. YOUNG STUDS (476)           25      MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)  20  10  1 66.7   1/ 1 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1501 872 72 63.3   2/ 4*MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475) 10  5 0
 3/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     441 301 34 59.4   3/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  4 0
 4- 5*WORLD BLADES 4 (452)       8   7  0 53.3   4/ 3 OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)      8  7 0
 5/ 6 STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)  104 103  2 50.2   5/ 2 OLD GEEZERS (473)         6  9 0
 6/ 7 OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)      85  88  3 49.1   6/13 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     5  9 2
 7/ 9 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)   194 216  8 47.3   7/ 7 STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)   5 10 0
 8/ 8 B.I.G. (437)              82  92  6 47.1   8/ 6 THE WALKING DEAD (439)    4 11 0
 9/ 0 THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)  19  22  2 46.3   9/ 8 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       3  0 0
10/11 BUFFY'S DINER (346)       46  57  0 44.7  10- 9*WORLD BLADES 4 (452)      3  3 0
11/12 THE WALKING DEAD (439)   151 204 11 42.5  11-12*THE WANTED (478)          2  3 0
12/13 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)    139 190 13 42.2  12/16 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  3 0
13/10 ON MY BOOKSHELF (469)     19  27  1 41.3  13/11 ON MY BOOKSHELF (469)     2  5 0
14-14*THE WANTED (478)           2   3  0 40.0  14/10 B.I.G. (437)              2  7 0
15/15 OLD GEEZERS (473)         19  35  0 35.2  15/14*YOUNG STUDS (476)         2 13 0
16/ 0*IT'S GOOD TO BE... (470)   1   2  0 33.3  16/ 0 THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)  1  1 0
17/16*YOUNG STUDS (476)          2  13  0 13.3  17/ 0*IT'S GOOD TO BE... (470)  0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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 755): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 745): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): WINTERGREEN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 745): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 746): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 743): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 687): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 580): ABITA of MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 544): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 527): HOLLOWPOINT of DEATH PENALTY (Hollowshade, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 644): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 745): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 745): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Flody, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 746): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 743): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 687): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 580): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 541): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 527): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 644): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 373): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
                               AMUR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                   (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings Arvat!  What a great arena, wouldn't you agree, Dacia Sandero?
Gentlben is extremely excited to have me on the throne here.  He has had a very rough
go of it here.  He says he is excited to have me on his team.  Not like I had much of
a choice.  I was rather an "unknown" in Alastari.  Hoping I can change that now.  I
know the Ottoman Empire won't forget me for at least a little while.  Dacia Sandero,
maybe if you had done a column like a good little girl you might have won, assuming
you can read.
     My challenges go out to Kid Dynamite because he is the top CC and my back up
challenge goes to 160 Swiftly because I think I can win.

Best if luck to you all.

Your Duelmaster,
Ungnome Soldier

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARVAT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for B.I.G., whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 14th.  
DEATH BY DESIGN stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-1 into a 7 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  The MULLETS & BIG 
HAIR guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never 
know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SLUETHY LU fought NYDMOR 
WYNZE and gained 24 points and contributed to SECRET SQUIRRELS' 5-0-0.  THE CRIPPLED 
GOD has lost to TIGHT ROLLS, falling 16 points, while helping make ON MY BOOKSHELF a 
0-3-0 turn.  Well done, ARVAT, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Perhaps UNGNOME SOLDIER is not as thrilled, being challenged 5 times.  
DISEMBOWELED DORA challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone 
SECRET SQUIRRELS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and 
UNGNOME SOLDIER remains ARVAT's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a 
rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The 
Dripping Blade 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 SECRET 
SQUIRRELS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding SECRET SQUIRRELS more than any other team we find STRAGETY, 
DAMMIT!.  ARVAT, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Building 
dreams on hope, NOT FOR HIRE challenged up 28 points this turn to take on KID 
DYNAMITE from STRAGETY, DAMMIT! stable.  And crowds were on their feet when NOT FOR 
HIRE claimed a victory from KID DYNAMITE, and now has 93 points for his efforts.  In 
a brave attempt, MAID IN A LAB from SECRET SQUIRRELS challenged up 23 points to fight 
DACIA SANDERO from the OTTOMAN EMPIRE stable.  MAID IN A LAB perhaps got hers just 
desserts, seeing as she defeated DACIA SANDERO and ended up with 94 recognition 
points.  MURDER BY NUMBERS of STRAGETY, DAMMIT! had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought MURDER BY NUMBERS 
showed great skill and promise when he was subdued by AKA.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The Dripping Blade declares a free round for SEAGULL 'DO and all of 
MULLETS & BIG HAIR, for having revenged DEATH BY DESIGN's ME SLICE YOU 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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNGNOME SOLDIER 5933         12   6  0   113       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLUETHY LU 5884              11  15  1   104       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 DROGON 5750                  15  10  2   103       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 HONG KONG PHOOEY 5697        10   2  0   100       BUFFY'S DINER (346)
-BLASPHEMY 5332                7   1  1    96       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-160 SWIFTLY 5778             19  15  0    95       B.I.G. (437)
 MAID IN A LAB 5888           13  11  0    94       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 NOT FOR HIRE 5715            19  14  0    93       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
 DISEMBOWELED DORA 5679       18  29  2    93       THE WALKING DEAD (439)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID DYNAMITE 6091            19  16  1    90       STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
 AKA 5808                     18  14  1    87       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 NYDMOR WYNZE 5871            15   5  1    84       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
 DEVLIN DE TALIS 5913         14   8  1    84       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MURDER BY NUMBERS 6099       18  22  0    82       STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
 LITTLE DRAGON 6087           14  11  0    79       STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
 GROUND CHUCK 5776            17  22  0    73       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 TENACIOUS D 6086             11   8  0    73       STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROOK 6013                     4   2  1    66       THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)
 SKINNY PETE 5951              7   5  1    62       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGHT ROLLS 6055              5   1  0    50       MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
 DEADHOUSE GATES 5958          5   4  1    42       ON MY BOOKSHELF (469)
 BLOATED BARBARA 6044          6   3  1    40       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
-BRISTOL 5629                  4   2  0    38       WORLD BLADES 4 (452)
 SEAGULL 'DO 6056              4   2  1    36       MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
 COE RUPTOR 6047               6   2  0    35       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A. POLLY YONN 6048            6   2  0    35       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN SKIN 5947             4   5  0    30       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 THE CRIPPLED GOD 5961         5   5  0    29       ON MY BOOKSHELF (469)
 #CANTTOUCHTHIS 6019           2   5  0    28       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 THE SEAL 6059                 4   4  0    25       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 THE KING 5968                 1   2  0    25       IT'S GOOD TO BE... (470)
 ARN 6014                      4   2  0    24       THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)
 WHEELCHAIR 6060               4   3  0    24       OLD GEEZERS (473)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGE 5979                     6   5  0    23       THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)
-HALFLING 5897                 1   2  0    23       WORLD BLADES 4 (452)
-IKE CLANTON 6121              1   0  0    21       THE WANTED (478)
 PYROMANIAC 6135               1   0  0    20       STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
-NIGHTMARE 5712                1   1  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MAX HEADROOM 6141             1   0  0    20       MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
-LONDON 5628                   1   1  0    19       WORLD BLADES 4 (452)
-MOOR 5978                     3   5  0    18       THE DELIRIUM RULES (472)
 PERDITION 6107                2   0  0    18       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 TEST SUBJECT: 1B 6118         1   2  1    18       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 RUBIK'S CUBE 6054             3   3  0    17       MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
 GARBAGEPAILKID 6053           4   2  0    16       MULLETS & BIG HAIR (475)
 FLATULENCE 6051               3   4  0    16       OLD GEEZERS (473)
 ME SLICE YOU 6117             1   2  1    16       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 G. RAY HAHN 6110              2   1  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FALSE TEETH 6079              3   1  0    10       OLD GEEZERS (473)
 BADGER 6058                   1   2  0     9       OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
 ARTHRITIS 6078                2   2  0     8       OLD GEEZERS (473)
 FEDERAL AGENT 6113            1   1  0     8       B.I.G. (437)
-DEACON JIM 6120               1   0  0     6       THE WANTED (478)
 AQUARIUM HEAD HERB 6132       1   1  0     4       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 HEARING AID 6125              0   2  0     2       OLD GEEZERS (473)
-RUBE BURROW 6122              0   1  0     1       THE WANTED (478)
-THOMAS HORN 6123              0   1  0     1       THE WANTED (478)
-ARKANSAS DAVE 6119            0   1  0     1       THE WANTED (478)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANGEL EYES 6134         0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   STONE GOLEM           740  NONE
DA1 6139                0  1 0 B.I.G. 437           BANDIT PRINCE         740  NONE
DA2 6140                0  1 0 B.I.G. 437           DARK CHAMPION         740  NONE
PROJECT 41 6138         0  1 0 B.I.G. 437           HIGH ELF              740  NONE
BEAST MASTER 6057       3  2 0 MULLETS & BIG HA 475 ME SLICE YOU 6117     739  JUST REVENGED
DENTURES 6071           0  2 0 OLD GEEZERS 473      BLOATED BARBARA 6044  737   
DRAGON LANCE 6136       0  1 0 ON MY BOOKSHELF 469  MOUNTAIN TROLL        740  NONE
DEAD AGAIN 6142         0  1 0 THE WALKING DEAD 439 STONE GOLEM           740  NONE
INFECTED IRVING 5919   10  8 1 THE WALKING DEAD 439 ROOK 6013             736  NONE
EARLY BIRD 6081         0  3 0 YOUNG STUDS 476      HIGH ELF              740  NONE
LANCE UPPERCUT 6084     0  3 0 YOUNG STUDS 476      DARK CHAMPION         740  NONE
SPRING CHICKEN 6080     1  2 0 YOUNG STUDS 476      TEST SUBJECT: 1B 6118 740   
VEAL CUTLET 6082        0  3 0 YOUNG STUDS 476      DARK CHAMPION         740  NONE
YOUNG PUP 6083          1  2 0 YOUNG STUDS 476      SPYMASTER             740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arvat Arena -- I humbly submit for your review, Team Stragety, Dammit! -- The
Stragetizer, Mgr.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Trump Gladiatorial Enterprises

AKA -- What does AKA stand for?  Hmmm... let me guess... AKA "Kid Quick"? -- Kid
Dynamite

Nydmor Wynze -- Me too, my brother!  In order to accomplish my goal, I may have to
avoid fighting you. -- Murder By Numbers

Disemboweled Dora -- How did you ever lose 28 fights?!?  Wow, you really schooled me
out there. -- Tenacious D

Devlin De Talis -- Yes, he is.  He sure is. -- Little Dragon

KID DYNAMITE!!! -- A TOOTH PICK?  REALLY? -- AKA, the confused

Drogon -- Guess your strat change is a good one.  Damn you. -- Sluethy Lu

Chicken Skin -- I like my fried chicken with the skin on...yummmm! -- Maid in a Lab

Dacia Sandero -- In case you don't read columns either, THANKS FOR THE CHAIR!!! --
Ungnome Soldier

Badger -- You get the seal of approval, we will fight you again, anytime. -- The Seal

Dacia Sandero -- If we don't deserve a column, you don't deserve the title, as was
proven by Ungnome Soldier. -- Angels & Devils

Ungnome Soldier -- Congrats on stealthing into the title. -- Angels & Devils

Little Dragon -- Hmm.  Random new team arriving with experience warriors.  Gotta love
it. -- Devlin

Flatulence -- Man...  Chemical warfare is way unfair. -- G. Ray Hahn

20 August 14
SLAUGHTER CHALLENGE 2

Several years ago I ran a contest known as the "Slaughter Challenge" which was the
idea of a member of my alliance at the time.  We unfortunately lost him during a
robbery attempt at the store he worked at.  This November will mark the 10th
anniversary of his passing so I have decided to run the Slaughter Challenge again in
remembrance of him.

Rich Hammes was a member of my alliance, the Vendetta Cartel, and had sponsored me
into the alliance.  Rich was a common poster to both the Yahoo Duelmasters group as
well as the Duel2 boards and our Alliance's Yahoo group.  He went by the handle
GameOgre on the Duel2 boards and was known by the name Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest.
He was a very kind and thoughtful man who always had time to talk with not only his
alliance-mates but anyone else who wanted to discuss Duelmasters.  He also had time
to talk with anyone about personal life issues if he felt he could help.  He was a
daily, and prolific, poster to these sites and seemed to enjoy the interaction with
others regarding this game that he loved so much.

I would also like everyone to know that he spent several years in the US Navy serving
on a Nuclear attack Submarine in protection of our nation.  He was well loved, and
well known, by the community in which he lived even spending time at a local Ice
Cream Shop around closing time to assure that the lady who owned the store was safe
as she was often alone when she closed her shop.  He was a well known and much loved
member of his local community.  His death was grieved by his local San Diego
community where they held a candle-light vigil for him and many expressed their
disbelief that he was gone.  These are just a scant few examples of what a kind and
caring man he was and why not only our gaming community lost a great deal on that
fateful day, but also shows why there was tremendous sadness among the community in
which he lived.

It is near to 10 years since his passing and there are many times I wonder, "What
would Rich think about this...."  I miss my friend dearly to this day and I hope you
will come join us in this contest idea which he himself came up with.  He thought we
should all learn to appreciate what Jorja does to keep our smaller arenas alive and
populated!

The contest will be held in Morya, arena 28, beginning on the turn that is due on
November 6th, 2014 (turn 378 I believe).  Tourney participation is not allowed during
the contest but the contest will start after the fall Mailer so you can get your
warriors a few fight experience should you choose to.  The timing of the contest was
done to allow entry into the fall mailer.

The rules are fairly simple and inspired to let us all feel what it is like to run
warriors like Jorja does.  Her teams across Alastari may sometimes be taken for
granted so this contest will allow us to appreciate her teams a little better as they
populate the arenas we fight in.

The Rules--

There are no challenges, avoids, bloodfeuds, or tourneys allowed and only one single
use of the Dark Arena is allowed after the contest begins.  Win or lose the Dark
Arena is allowed but once, so if you want your warrior dead be sure and throw the
fight!

The contest will last for 12 turns.  May I point out that if you use your Dark Arena
fight you will get either 2 points, for winning, or -2, for losing, and ALL fights
count in the scoring.  It matters not if you fight a non-contest warrior or a stand-
in; they still count as much as fighting a contest warrior.  This will be a test of
basic strategy with a touch of luck added in as well.

If anyone should break the no tourney rule they will lose 5 points for each warrior
entered and those warriors, and any subsequent warriors who replace them in death,
cannot score points!  The one exception are the dead tourneys.  Should you wish you
may enter your warriors in dead tourneys, since they are not a member of your team,
or even the living, at the time.  The warrior may even return to the contest if a
natural opening can be found for it, or you choose to use your Dark Arena fight to
make that opening (if you still have that option left).  Break the no DA, challenge,
or avoid rules and you will be DQed as soon as the transgression is discovered.  To
keep the contest playing field as level as possible, we will have no messing with
these rules.  Of course you may DA the one time, just as a clarification, but the
second time gets you DQed.  This also counts if it is found you bring a second team
in for the purpose of making challenges; you will be DQed.

Scoring is as follows:

1 point for winning
1 point for killing (giving 2 in total, 1 for the win and 1 for the kill)
1 point for at least one of your warriors writing a personal (regardless of number of
  personals beyond one you still only get one point).  Make sure it is written from
  one of your team's warriors and not simply the manager entity or you will not get
  the point.
-1 point for losing
-1 point for being killed (giving -2 in total, -1 for losing and -1 for being killed)
-5 points and the loss of that warrior's slot for scoring the remainder of the
  contest for entering a warrior into a REGULAR tourney (again DEAD tourney is open)

The Prizes:
1st place -- +1 bonus to one warrior on the team, 1 resurrection potion, and 1
  favorite knowledge
2nd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior, 1 favorites knowledge
3rd place -- +1 bonus for one warrior

Iron Manager Award -- Run 54 of the possible 60 fights and get a +1 bonus potion

The bonus potions and favorites knowledge must be used on warriors with 5 FE or more
and MUST be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.  The resurrection potion
must be used within 6 months of the end of the contest but may be used on any warrior
regardless of FE.  ALL prizes must be used on the contest team, they are NOT
transferable to another team!

If you wish to participate please notify Street Legal via Personal Ad in arena 28, on
the Duel2 forums, or in Chatzy!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EARLY BIRD was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
VEAL CUTLET was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
YOUNG PUP was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LANCE UPPERCUT was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute contest.
DEAD AGAIN was slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena match.
DA1 was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PROJECT 41 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
DA2 was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DRAGON LANCE was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
ANGEL EYES was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SEAGULL 'DO vanquished ME SLICE YOU in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
DISEMBOWELED DORA was beaten by UNGNOME SOLDIER in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.
MAID IN A LAB demolished DACIA SANDERO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NOT FOR HIRE slimly won victory over KID DYNAMITE in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
SLUETHY LU viciously subdued NYDMOR WYNZE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge conflict.
MURDER BY NUMBERS was bested by AKA in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
SKINNY PETE devastated DEADHOUSE GATES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLOATED BARBARA defeated CHICKEN SKIN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
COE RUPTOR demolished FLATULENCE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
A. POLLY YONN defeated WHEELCHAIR in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
AQUARIUM HEAD HERB was bested by GARBAGEPAILKID in a 4 minute gory Challenge contest.
BADGER was savagely defeated by RUBIK'S CUBE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge duel.
G. RAY HAHN viciously subdued ARTHRITIS in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
DROGON demolished GROUND CHUCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HONG KONG PHOOEY vanquished LITTLE DRAGON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TENACIOUS D slimly lost to DEVLIN DE TALIS in a popular 8 minute brutal fight.
THE CRIPPLED GOD was vanquished by TIGHT ROLLS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAGE was overcome by #CANTTOUCHTHIS in a action packed 1 minute bout.
THE SEAL beat FEDERAL AGENT in a action packed 5 minute brutal competition.
THE KING was defeated by ARN in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fight.
PERDITION overpowered HEARING AID in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TEST SUBJECT: 1B assassinated SPRING CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FALSE TEETH was overpowered by PYROMANIAC in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
MAX HEADROOM devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        40 -  39 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  35 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  44 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  48 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  31 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  37 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 740 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   UNGNOME SOLDIER 5933       12   6  0  113 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  DROGON 5750                15  10  2  103 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
AIMED BLOW       HONG KONG PHOOEY 5697      10   2  0  100 BUFFY'S DINER (346)
TOTAL PARRY      NOT FOR HIRE 5715          19  14  0   93 OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      KID DYNAMITE 6091          19  16  1   90 STRAGETY, DAMMIT! (477)
BASHING ATTACK   AKA 5808                   18  14  1   87 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
WALL OF STEEL    DEVLIN DE TALIS 5913       14   8  1   84 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOATED BARBARA 6044        6   3  1   40 THE WALKING DEAD (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GROUND CHUCK 5776.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TENACIOUS D 6086.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEAD AGAIN 6142, 
DEVLIN DE TALIS 5913, FEDERAL AGENT 6113, UNGNOME SOLDIER 5933, KID DYNAMITE 6091, 
SLUETHY LU 5884, RUBIK'S CUBE 6054, MAID IN A LAB 5888, NOT FOR HIRE 5715, and AKA 
5808.

The least popular fighter this week was AQUARIUM HEAD HERB 6132.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FALSE TEETH 6079, SPRING CHICKEN 6080, HEARING AID 6125, THE 
CRIPPLED GOD 5961, LITTLE DRAGON 6087, GROUND CHUCK 5776, BADGER 6058, CHICKEN SKIN 
5947, DEADHOUSE GATES 5958, and ME SLICE YOU 6117.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DROGON (32-5750) DEATH BY DESIGN (264)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DACIA SANDERO (32-5764) OTTOMAN EMPIRE (456)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!