DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2006    Duedate: 01/10/2007

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EGGPLANT
VEGGIES (435)
(33-7349) [10-3-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EGGPLANT                       TERROR SUSPECT
VEGGIES (435)                  HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
(33-7349) [10-3-0,98]          (33-7489) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE MORTICIAN                  TASSADAR
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          NYE MAULERS (269)
(33-6209) [22-17-0,97]         (33-7473) [2-1-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH PENALTY (606)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAILBIRDS (590)             52
2. HOMELAND SECURITY (618)     51      DEATH PENALTY (606)
3. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       22      Unchartered Team
4. NYE MAULERS (269)           22
5. DEATH PENALTY (606)          3      HOMELAND SECURITY (618)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  12   2  1 85.7   1/ 3 DEATH PENALTY (606)       8  5 1
 2/ 3 DEATH PENALTY (606)       50  31  6 61.7   2/ 5 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     7  8 0
 3/ 0*HOMELAND SECURITY (618)    3   2  1 60.0   3/ 4 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    7  8 0
 4/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            227 211 13 51.8   4/ 8 JAILBIRDS (590)           6  8 0
 5- 5 BAD COMPANY (145)        228 226 28 50.2   5/ 6 NYE MAULERS (269)         6  9 0
 6/ 6 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    483 484 46 49.9   6- 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       5  5 2
 7/ 7 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   141 144 15 49.5   7/ 7 VEGGIES (435)             5  5 1
 8- 8 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       92 134 13 40.7   8- 2 BAD COMPANY (145)         5  5 0
 9/10 JAILBIRDS (590)           44  65  6 40.4   9- 9*NAMES OF TRUE POWE (615)  3  1 0
10/ 9 NYE MAULERS (269)        103 156 17 39.8  10/ 0*HOMELAND SECURITY (618)   3  2 1
11-11*NAMES OF TRUE POWE (615)   3   5  0 37.5  11-10 TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  1  0 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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                                  NIATOLI NOTEBOOK
                                 Book the Second 537
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

"Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory
through Him Who loved us." -- Romans 8:37 Amplified

     The arena had once thrived with an assortment of managers and stables that had
brought life and laughter to Niatoli Island.  Those were days of innocence and
enthusiasm unbridled for many an untold cycle.  But the winds of change had blown a
disparaging debris into the midst of those assembled and the arena quickly became a
place of decay as the degenerates infiltrated the sands.
     Rains from heaven find a way to wash the blood from the sands to bring a fresh
fragrance and renewed vitality where death and decay seemingly once ruled supreme.
Such are the cycles of change and the fresh winds are blowing with a renewed promise
that a transformation is on the way.
     Hammer knew it was only a matter of time before the call would go forth and
judgment would come riding in wearing a guise not to be recognized for what would
come forth in cycles yet to be.  The Voice had spoken and there were those who would
answer to confront the vermin on the sands.
     There was great amusement in the Taverns over the sparring of words between
Baphomet the Blade and the atrocious AA that had come slithering back into Niatoli
Island.  Whether or not the exchange of boasts and threats from both sides of the
fence would come to a fruition of declared war within the arena was another matter
that would be settled by the passage of time.
     No matter the outcome it was a refreshing breath of fresh air from the staleness
of the atmosphere that had blanketed the Niatoli Island Arena for far too many cycles
as it was.  Would Hammer remain or tire of the garbage strewn conversations that the
pontificators puffed themselves up to think was the true state of affairs in the
region.  Only the passage of the cycles yet to be would reveal the outcome of such
questions and ponderings.

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Hammer
Minister of War

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                                  NIATOLI NOTEBOOK
                                 Book the Third 538
                               by Hammer the WordSmith

"For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new
being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death." -- Romans 8:2 Amplified

     Big Fish in a Little Pond swim round and round in the same confining circles of
malcontentment and constriction while insisting these are the ways and the days to
which others are to be subjected with their mouthings and spoutings.
     There are some places where sewer rats have many more manners than the managers
who flaunt their mouthings and spewings with the limited character they possess.
Such is the dark pall overshadowing Niatoli Island and engulfing the pontificators
with a fullness of themselves that many find amusing while the offenders continue
abusing the atmosphere surrounding a once thriving arena of culture and taste.
     Perhaps Baphomet and his uttered others would arrive on the shores of this fair
island to cross blades with the offenders who had breached the atmosphere of this
once thriving island with their mind droppings and tongue waggings.  Then again the
brash one known as Baphomet the Blade may find himself delayed or called to another
quest more important and much more worthy than wiping his feet and his blades through
the muck and the mire that had deposited themselves in Niatoli Island.
     No matter what the outcome of cycles yet to be, Hammer decided it would be worth
remaining in Niatoli Island with his yet untested gladiators to witness the outcome
of the war of words between the putrid pontificators and Baphomet the Blade.
     Hammer had been drawn back to Niatoli Island for a purpose and it was no
accident that the vermin had taken up residence once again prior to his return.  How
long they would bore themselves with their prattlings and chatterings and spewings
and mewings was anybody's guess.  The repulsiveness of their chatter did not matter
for they exposed themselves for what they really are in the core of their being.
Advertisements for the adventurous to cross blades and banter and wits with the
witless and spittle mongers until the cycles are awash with the blood of warriors and
managerial mayhem untold.

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Hammer
Minister of War

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  RAVAGING LORDS?  Who?  DEATH PENALTY is the 
top team these days, buddies!  BAD COMPANY after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider 
abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  Nothing 
works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as JAILBIRDS 
can attest...  Practice pays for TERROR SUSPECT, who pummelled DUCK CREEK HAMMER, to 
pocket 17 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 9 points to CARWL GORESLICKER.  (Discrete enough, BEAR CREEK 
HAMMER?) A certain someone saw ACID BATH at The Don't Drop Inn with the shakes, and 
now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a 
greater victory?  EGGPLANT has taken his place as the top, as NIATOLI ISLAND's new 
Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in NIATOLI ISLAND is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in RAVAGING 
LORDS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The warriors 
of RAVAGING LORDS found their efforts at combat frustrated as BIG LAKE BANDITS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, AAURICK SILVERSHOE is 
the most challenged warrior.  Them's the breaks, SOCIETY RED.  Expecting fair 
challenges from NYE MAULERS is evidently too much to ask.  Yes, Virginia, sometimes 
the little guy wins, as SOCIETY RED proved, beating 18 point higher BULL SIMONS.  My 
love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, TASSADAR and 
AAURICK SILVERSHOE.  Are NYE MAULERS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought 
TASSADAR showed great skill and promise when he defeated AAURICK SILVERSHOE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see BIG LAKE 
BANDITS retaliate against NYE MAULERS in bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about 
the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in NIATOLI ISLAND 
would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for NIATOLI ISLAND?  On that giddy note 
I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGGPLANT 7349                10   3  0    98       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACID BATH 7373               14   1  0   116       DEATH PENALTY (606)
-SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357        11   2  1   111       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
-SNORK SLAYMORE 6275          10  15  0   105       BAD COMPANY (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MORTICIAN 6209           22  17  0    97       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SKULLCRUSHER 6155            14  10  1    90       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-THE CRIPPLER 6188            15   8  7    86       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 TIM CAMPEAU 6360             18  10  2    84       NYE MAULERS (269)
-THE NEANDERTHAL 6222          9  11  1    71       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MURDERER 7421             8   2  0    60       DEATH PENALTY (606)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPICOLI 6637                  5  13  2    51       NYE MAULERS (269)
-VEXER 6387                    6   5  0    48       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-RICO SAVVY 6567               8   9  1    41       BAD COMPANY (145)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALBASORE 6774                9   6  0    33       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
-CANDY YAM 7457                1   0  1    33       VEGGIES (435)
 ONSLAUGHT 7422                5   5  1    31       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 SOCIETY RED 7456              3   3  2    30       JAILBIRDS (590)
 TASSADAR 7473                 2   1  0    27       NYE MAULERS (269)
-NAOMI 7447                    2   1  0    27       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
 SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241          8   2  0    26       JAILBIRDS (590)
 BULL SIMONS 6753              5   7  3    25       NYE MAULERS (269)
 KILMOR 7450                   3   4  0    25       NYE MAULERS (269)
-CHAMP CHILSNER 7462           3   0  0    24       BAD COMPANY (145)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN ARROW 7476             2   0  1    23       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 STATUTORY RAPIST 7458         2   3  0    22       JAILBIRDS (590)
-ALTHEA 7444                   1   1  0    20       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
 SWEET POTATO 7404             2   3  0    19       VEGGIES (435)
-TEDDY NASH 6742               3   7  0    18       BAD COMPANY (145)
 CARWL GORESLICKER 7472        1   2  0    18       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 TERROR SUSPECT 7489           1   0  0    17       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 SLEEPER CELL 7488             1   0  1    15       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 FREEDOM FIGHTER 7492          1   0  0    13       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 BUCK CREEK HAMMER 7361        2   1  0     9       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465         2   1  0     7       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        1   2  0     7       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 AAURICK SILVERSHOE 7464       1   2  0     7       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
-THE ANVIL 7460                1   3  0     6       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 FATHER NELSON 7480            1   1  0     6       JAILBIRDS (590)
-MICKEY 7448                   0   2  0     6       NAMES OF TRUE POWER (615)
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        1   2  0     5       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        1   2  0     5       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493        1   0  0     5       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HOMICIDE BOMBER 7490          0   1  0     5       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)
 AMERICAN TALIBAN 7491         0   1  0     1       HOMELAND SECURITY (618)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEZERK HIPPIE 6569     9  8 2 BAD COMPANY 145       SKULLCRUSHER 6155     537         
BLONDE CYCLONE 6231   21 13 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71   TIM CAMPEAU 6360      534 JUST REV
THE WHISTLER 7461      1  1 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71   SPICOLI 6637          535 REVENGED
PERFECT DRUG 7475      1  1 0 DEATH PENALTY 606     SLEEPER CELL 7488     538         
FIRERAGE 7401          5  3 0 DEATH PENALTY 606     BULL SIMONS 6753      534 REVENGED
DA#7264638 7479        0  2 0 JAILBIRDS 590         SHEWISH GIANT 241     538 NONE    
CAREER CRIMINAL 7169   5  6 1 JAILBIRDS 590         THE CRIPPLER 6188     536         
DEER CREEK HAMME 7362  1  1 0 KLKASINO HAMMERZ 576  BROKEN ARROW 7476     537         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Could someone give a list of the managers and their respective teams presently
running in the arena?

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     BAD COMPANY             Bill               NYE MAULERS            Crambus
     BIG LAKE BANDITS        Den                RAVAGING LORDS         ?
     DEATH PENALTY           Hollowshade        TEMPLE OF CAESAR       Caesar
     JAILBIRDS               Philthy Phil       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE     The Dark One
     KLKASINO HAMMERZ        Hammer             VEGGIES                Papa Bear
     NAMES OF TRUE POWER     Indimar Fallon

Niatoli Neighbors -- Pay no attention to the unfriendly banter that clouds the skies
of our beloved isle!  Times are changing and the winds of refreshing are blowing
fairly our way! -- Hammer/Minister of War

Den -- Still peddling the same old drivel as always! -- Hammer/Minister of War

Crambus -- Publicly comforting yourself with the delusion that my gladiators are all
Tourney Sandbaggers, I see!  Truth is that not a one of them has fought a Sand Battle
until just two cycles ago!  How sorry is that for your ego? -- Hammer/Minister of War
P.S.  This particular stable was probably my third in Niatoli Island and they were
renamed and may yet be renamed again should there be another Name Change O Rama in
2007 after the Tempe Facer!

Niatoli Neighbors -- Have only received the hard copy of the T-536 newsletter and
only briefly scrutinized the online posting for T-537 to know that one of my Plungers
Bought the Farm!  ACE HEARTS HAMMER will soon arrive to amuse and confuse! -- Hammer/
Minister of War
P.S.  Only one of my current warriors will travel to the Tempe Facer to cross blades
with the luck of the Tourney Draw! 

Allied Axis -- Time and Finances determine who plays where and how often, Crambus.
Looking forward to your antics in the No Tourney Arena [Den and Bill] where there
will be plenty of managers available to give you attitude adjustments!
Understandable why Crambus claims to be a No Show where there are Bigger Fish to Fry!
-- Hammer/Minister of War

Team Filth -- Many things are certain in life, especially that cream will always rise
to the top.  Last week you were soundly defeated by the creative half of the AA.
This week will prove much the same.  The proof is said to reside in the pudding, but
I have found that the pudding often resides in Philthy Phil's undergarments.  Sad,
but true.  I felt pity for the 2 of you for the briefest of moments, knowing it was
but the 2 of you against 3 mighty powers, your third running from the mere thought of
an inter-alliance joust.  You should choose your teammates carefully, and know which
will have your back.  You have chosen poorly and will undoubtedly suffer due to your
ignorance.  We will learn to do long-addition on our abacus this turn as we note our
total score. -- Den

Death Penalty -- At this very moment you stand at the edge of shadow, feeling the
very darkness of fear envelope your frail existence.  You snuck out a decent turn by
preying on the weakness of Hammer, a known simpleton and pathetic loser.  When you
squeeze your eyes close, hugging yourself and whispering the Lord's prayer upon blue
and frozen lips, know that the fetid breath you feel on the nape of your neck is
mine.  I will be there when your last breath is drawn and the last sound you shall
hear is my maniacal laughter echoing inside your frantic mind.  Death is not your
friend today, but is my constant companion, for I have tamed it. -- Den

Veggies -- I don't have anything of particular interest to say to you, other than I
don't like you very much and would very much enjoy seeing you suffer a great deal.
Have a rotten day dork. -- Den

Hammer the Champion of Mediocrity -- It is so gratifying seeing you wallow below 50%.
I can just imagine the written treats we are in for with you in the arena, nothing
like the ramblings of a crazed zealot to make things interesting.  Many wish for
happy events with the turning of the New Year, but the Big Lake Bandits make wishes
of a different nature.  By the light of a bald moon we spin chickens and chant our
hopes that you will see horror of such a severe nature your eyes turn back into your
skull and your screams are so hurried and intense you but gargle with fear.  These
are the New Year hopes of our team, and I hope they come true for you as well. -- Den
& the Big Lake Bandits

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

6 December 2006
ANNOUNCING THE NO-TOURNAMENT ARENA (81)

As an American I honor my cultural heritage by stealing any good idea.  This idea was
originally proposed by Lord Xiang in November 2005.  RSI will be opening the arena
(81) for teams willing to sign the following pledge:

*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this arena to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this arena.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena
1.  No tournament play for warriors in this arena (Dead tournament or otherwise).
2.  One team per manager.
3.  Teams start with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena.
5.  Twenty teams required, per RSI.
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead).
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

The main purpose of the Player Committee is to maintain fair play in the arena:
*  Warriors that participate in Tournaments will be sent to the Dark Arena until they
   are dead.  This means that the Player Committee has the power to send another
   player's warrior to the Dark Arena
*  Managers that abuse the rules of the Arena may be banned/transferred from the
   Arena.

The player with the most votes for Chairman will fill slot 1 [Chairperson] and that
term expires end of March 2007.
The player with the most votes overall will fill slot 5 and that term expires end of
November 2007.
The player with the second most votes overall will fill slot 4 and that term expires
end of September 2007.
The player with the third most votes overall will fill slot 3 and that term expires
end of November 2007.
The player with the fourth most votes overall will fill slot 2 and that term expires
end of May 2007.

During the month that the chairperson's term expires the Player Committee will select
one of the remaining 4 players to be the next chairperson.  During the month that any
member's term expires the arena will vote for a different player to join the Players'
Committee.

If you want to be a candidate for the player committee:
1.  Post a message in the Duel2 Forum at
    http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums
2.  E-Mail Deke at DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
3.  Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab [ARENA 81]

There are 4 steps to joining this arena
1) Send in a new team rollup to RSI with the following pledge taped/stapled to the
rollup sheet, or transfer a ZERO FIGHT EQUIVALENT TEAM to Arena 81 and send RSI the
following form.

No-Tournament Arena (81)
*  I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
   use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
*  I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
   preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
*  I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
*  I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.
*  I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to
   the Dark Arena until they are dead.

[Sign your name here ..............................................................]

2) [Optional] post a message on the Duel 2 Forums in the Creating a No-Tournament
   Arena thread
   http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2296&sid=
   94ebf69603ccaf5c7dbf1b19da799732
3) [Optional] send an e-mail to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET with your team name
4) [Optional] Send a Diplomatic Note to Doc LeGrand's Lab in Arena 81 with your team
   name and intent to join Arena 81 and abide by the Arena rules.

     RSI will be processing overviews for this arena as soon as you send them into
RSI.
     The first turn will run in January 2007.  This will be a normal speed arena.
     While I am encouraging everyone to use TEAM MAINTENANCE it is not mandatory.
The intent is that players that run turns will run a full team.  One warrior teams
are discouraged and will a topic for the Player Committee to resolve.
     I also encourage players to join the Duel2 Yahoo Group for faster updates and
feedback.  http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/duel/

There are already 29 managers already committed to the project
x    Apex = CAROLINA BLUE -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
x    Bill (I think this is the same person) = CLUB CUTTHROAT
x    Blackstorm = DARK ENCLAVE -- Cf PC
     Master Darque = DARQUE AGES
x    DeGotti = CULT OF BACCHUS
x    Deke = DOC LEGRAND'S LAB
     Den = BIG LAKE OUTCASTS
x    Drake = DRAKE'S HARDWARE -- Cf PC
     Ghab = ASSASSIN NATION
     Grimm = FURRY FURY
     Hammer = AARDVARK HAMMERZ
     Ikillu = BATTLE GRUNTS
x    Indimar = AS SEEN ON TV II
x    Kat = KATHOUSE
x    Kellumbo = KELLUMBO'S KIDS
x    Le Pentarque = LA PENTARCHIE
x    Master Beru = CHILDHOOD HEROES -- Cf PC
x    Nomad = DRAGONBANE GUILD
     Nuln = RED IRON KNIGHTS
x    Pauly = ALE HOUSE MERCS
     Ragnarokwolf = RAGNAROK'S WOLVES
x    Rillon = THE DRAUGS
x    Roadkill = STREET WALKERS
     Seraphim = LEGION OF SOLITUDE
     Silas = GRIFFONRAWL MMA
     SlugBait = ORCS HATE PHYSICS
x    Terminator = WARMASTERS
x    The Consortium = LIFE IMPACTS -- Cf PC -- Cf PCC
     Woody

X  = 17 Team Rollups received by RSI as of 29 November 2006
Cf = Candidate for
PC = Player Committee
PCC = Player Committee Chairperson

     Deke Young will not be part of the inaugural Player Committee, maybe later once
the Arena direction has been developed.
     Any questions can be directed to DekeYoung@Comcast.NET
     I will track Awards in Arena 81, which will be posted on a web site and included
in the following turn's newsletter.

The Honor of Sunset Award:
     The first team to reach 10 Team Kills.  In the case that there is more than one
team that achieves 10 Team Kills on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most kills.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Kills, I will prolong
the contest until one team has the most Kills in the Arena (it does not have to be
one of the teams that first reached 10 Team Kills.)

The Race to Victory Award:
     The first team to reach 75 Team Wins.  In the case that there is more than one
team that reaches 75 Team wins on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the team
with the most wins.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Wins, I will prolong the
contest until one team has the most wins in the Arena (it does not have to be one of
the teams that first reached 75 Team Wins.)

The Commitment to Change Award:
     The first team to reach 125 Team Fights.  In the case that there is more than
one team that reaches 125 Team Fights on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
team with the most fights.  If two or more teams are tied for Team Fights, I will
prolong the contest until one team has the most fights in the Arena (it does not have
to be one of the teams that first reached 125 Team Fights.)  I hope I never give out
this award {figure it out on your own.}

The Team Advancement Award:
     The first team to graduate 5 warriors to ADM.  In the case that there is more
than 1 team that graduates 5 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the
first team to graduate 6 warriors.  In the case that there is more than 1 team that
graduates 6 warriors on the same turn, I will pay the Award to the first team to
graduate 7 warriors, and so on.

The Iron Throne Award:
     The first team to hold the Duelmaster for 10 turns STARTING ON TURN 11.

The Stylemaster Award.
     The first team to hold the Stylemaster Award in 7 different styles, STARTING ON
TURN 11.  If two teams obtain Stylemaster Awards in 7 styles on the same turn, the
goal will be increased to 8 Styles.

Team Recognition Points:  The total recognition points for all warriors in the arena
The Iron Throne Ledger:  We will track who has been the Duelmaster every turn in
     Arena history.
Iron Throne Counter:  The total number of times a team has been the Duelmaster.
Composite Team Stylemaster awards:  The number of times a team has had any of the 10
     Stylemasters.  Having 2 Stylemasters = 2 points that turn.
Challenge win percentage:  How often your warriors win when they challenge.
Challenge Defender rate:  How often your warriors win when they WERE challenged.
Team Invitations:  Number of warriors graduated to ADM.
Team Graduation Rate:  Total team fights/Graduated Warriors.
Team Kill Percentage:  Total of team Kills/Team Fights
Team Death Percentage:  Total of Team Deaths/Team Fights
Team Revenge Rate: Number of Deaths/BloodFeuds Revenged (Note that the Dark Arena
     will be counted as not-revenged.)  You only get credit for one successful
     BloodFeud per death (though I encourage you to BloodFeud all 4 turns.)
Current Win Streaks:  Warriors that have gone the most turns without losing or
     missing a turn.
Team Yahtzee counter:  Number of times a team has gone 5-0 in a turn.
Team Bagel counter:  Number of times a team has fought without a win.
Team Dark Arena counter:  Number of times each team has used the Dark Arena.
The Most Feared (avoided) Team counter:  Number of turns that team was the most
     avoided team.

     We will create a web page just for Arena 81 category leaders.
     Hope to see you there. -- Deke

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA#7264638 was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE MORTICIAN vanquished TIM CAMPEAU in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
BALBASORE was savagely defeated by SPICOLI in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BUCK CREEK HAMMER was bested by BROKEN ARROW in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
BULL SIMONS was devastated by SOCIETY RED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LORTAN FALCONEYE was devastated by STATUTORY RAPIST in a 1 minute Challenge match.
CARWL GORESLICKER handily defeated BEAR CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
TASSADAR won victory over AAURICK SILVERSHOE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
EGGPLANT overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ONSLAUGHT was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven match.
THE MURDERER overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SWEET POTATO was subdued by KILMOR in a 1 minute competition.
SEXUAL PREDATOR overcame HARE CREEK HAMMER in a 6 minute contest.
DUCK CREEK HAMMER was demolished by TERROR SUSPECT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PERFECT DRUG was executed by SLEEPER CELL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FATHER NELSON luckily beat AMERICAN TALIBAN in a 4 minute bloody novice's duel.
FREEDOM FIGHTER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOMICIDE BOMBER was bested by ACE HEARTS HAMMER in a popular 5 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  31 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  22 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  34 -  5      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  27 -  3      33  |

Turn 538 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     EGGPLANT 7349              10   3  0   98 VEGGIES (435)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE MORTICIAN 6209         22  17  0   97 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
LUNGING ATTACK   TIM CAMPEAU 6360           18  10  2   84 NYE MAULERS (269)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MURDERER 7421           8   2  0   60 DEATH PENALTY (606)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE MORTICIAN 6209.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TASSADAR 7473.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOMICIDE BOMBER 
7490, SPICOLI 6637, HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367, AMERICAN TALIBAN 7491, BROKEN ARROW 7476, 
EGGPLANT 7349, STATUTORY RAPIST 7458, THE MORTICIAN 6209, SOCIETY RED 7456, and CARWL 
GORESLICKER 7472.

The least popular fighter this week was SEXUAL PREDATOR 7241.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493, FATHER NELSON 7480, PERFECT DRUG 7475, 
DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, SWEET POTATO 7404, ONSLAUGHT 7422, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, 
LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465, BULL SIMONS 6753, and BALBASORE 6774.