DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2009    Duedate: 06/24/2009

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOBALT
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7648) [10-1-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOBALT                         POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7648) [10-1-1,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK JOURNEY                   DIRTY HOWEL
STORM BRINGERS (423)           THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7596) [13-13-0,85]         (33-7644) [6-8-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     44
2. RAVAGING LORDS (44)          1      RAVAGING LORDS (44)
3. SEA DOGS (630)               0      Unchartered Team
4. STORM BRINGERS (423)       -20
                                       REDNECKS (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      267 259 23 50.8   1/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  10  3 1
 2/ 2 STORM BRINGERS (423)     159 157 10 50.3   2/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  171 232  5 42.4   3/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       8  7 0
 4- 4*SEA DOGS (630)             0   4  0  0.0   4- 4*SEA DOGS (630)            0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The Rake sat back in his cushioned chair in his owner's box waiting for his
guest and anticipating the start of the fights.  He was disappointed in his team's
showing in the last couple of turns.  Truth be told, he knew that was his fault.  He
had simply been too busy to properly manage his team.  If not for his enjoyment in
disappointing the Ravaging Lords on a regular basis, he would probably sell the team
and come back to the sport when he had more time.  But seeing General Girlpants pull
his hair out and screaming like a mad man every time a Stormbringer slapped around
one of his Ravaged Queens was simply too good to miss.
     "Must be a hilarious thought," boomed a deep voice from behind Rake.  "I trust
it's not me you're snickering at."
     Rake rose and turned to greet the speaker.  "Ah, my old friend, I'm glad you
could make it."
     Standing in the doorway dressed in his full plate armor was the Hammer, a long-
time arena manager and the guest the Rake was waiting on.  "What was so funny that
you had your owner's box shaking 'cause you were laughing so hard?" the Hammer asked.
"Once again I say that I hope your laughter is not at my expense," he stated,
leveling his stern gaze on the Rake.
     Rake laughed again.  "Hardly, my friend.  I was thinking about the time about a
year ago when my Storm Bringers went 3-0 against the Ravaged Queens and took the
duelmastership.
     Even the Hammer, normally stern and reserved, cracked a grin that turned into
chuckles as he remembered what the Rake was referring to.  General Ikillyu was
yelling and shaking his fist in his drunken rage and fell out of his owner's box
thirty feet to the arena sands.
     "Remember wondering how he survived the fall?" Rake asked.
     "And the look on the arenamaster's face?" Hammer asked.
     Rake nodded.  It was classic.  "He got up and still had his beer mug in his
hand, stumbling around and yelling incoherently."  Rake wiped away tears of laughter.
"Remember, that's when he got the nickname General Girlpants due to his unfortunate
shortcomings."
     Hammer nodded.  "Okay, okay, enough laughter.  You know I don't enjoy humor at
the expense of others," Hammer stated.  "What's so important that you requested I
come all the way out here?"
     "Okay, okay, I asked you to come out here so I could talk you into reactivating
your team."
     A flash of irritation flashed across Hammer's face.  "You could have just asked
me that in a letter," he stated.
     "Yeah, but I thought I'd have a better chance in talking you into it face to
face," Rake replied.
     "You'll 'talk me into' nothing," Hammer growled.  "I'll reactivate if I choose
to or I won't, and no smooth-talking swashbuckler is gonna make up my mind for me.
Besides, this island's dead, no money here anymore."
     "Calm down, my large friend, I wouldn't say Niatoli is dead."
     "Dying, then," Hammer cut in.
     "Yes, but dying is not dead," Rake replied.  "Niatoli was dying ten years ago
until a new manager by the name of Hammer went on a very productive recruiting
mission and brought in twenty teams.  You can do it again, my friend."
     Hammer sat in silence, thinking about what the Rake said.  It was true what he
said, but that was a lot of work.  Did he really want to do it again?  Would it be
worth it?
     Meanwhile, the fights started.  The Rake's good humor ended as he watched Head
Hunter's scimitar shatter against Ranger's shield.  Again, he thought.  Another
weapon break.  "That's been happening to me a lot lately," Rake said, "and all
against the Ravaged Queens."
     "Sounds like you have a problem," Hammer said.
     Indeed, Rake thought.  More broken weapons in the past few turns than I've had
in my entire career.  He narrowed his eyes as he stared across the arena to the
General's owner's box and watched as General Ikillyu crazily jumped up and down and
chugged his beer in one swallow when Ranger finally won the fight.  "Could that idiot
have found a way to replace my weapons with weakened ones?" Rake wondered out loud.
     Hammer shrugged.  "Like I said, seems you have a problem, or bad luck."
     Rake nodded and they watched the rest of the fights.  The General was having a
real good time and did a lot of dancing.
     Finally the championship fight came.  The Rake's fighter Pitt was challenging
The Mongol for the duelmaster's crown.  The fight started and was over in less than a
minute.  Pitt destroyed Mongol and became the new champ.  No surprise there, and
Rake's humor didn't improve.
     "Well, I have to go," Hammer stated.  "Congratulations on another champion."
And he walked out.
     Rake stared across at General Ikillyu (who was beating his head against a wall)
and again asked himself if that idiot found a way to switch his weapons.
     From the shadows stepped out a lithe figure.  "Do you need my services?" asked a
melodic female voice.
     "Find out if I have a problem or I'm just unlucky," Rake replied.
     "Of course, lover," was the humorous reply.  And the figure slid away.
     Rake grimaced, knowing her services were never cheap.  He continued to sit in
silence and watched as the hoi polloi filed out.  A last look at General Girlpants
lightened his mood as he recalled the General falling out of his box, and once gain
laughter rolled out of the owner's box.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Looks like this will be the last time you'll be seeing me.  I'm hoping to be able to
defend against a Ravished Queen in my last battle here on Niatoli.  Maybe one of them
will have the stones to challenge me before I go instead of all avoiding me again.

                  Your Duelmaster,

                         Pitt

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  NIATOLI ISLAND needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
CAROLINA LILY?  THE SEWING CIRCLE's proud of her after beating RANGER and getting 22 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  RANGER got smashed by CAROLINA LILY, and 
lost 18 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  PITT stopped M. CHARDINEE 
dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said NIATOLI ISLAND's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Don't Drop Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is THE 
MONGOL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of NIATOLI ISLAND!  He's 
got a 12-13-2, is that good?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you think KOBALT 
feels about being challenged by DARK JOURNEY, 25 points above him?  If DARK JOURNEY 
can't beat a warrior 25 points below herself, that she CHALLENGED, she oughtta be 
selling food in the stands!  See if I ever talk to TEMPEST again!  THE MONGOL was so 
low when She challenged she.  Hhmph!  TEMPEST beat THE MONGOL.  No surprise about 
that.  Really I'm not surprised TEMPEST would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  NIATOLI ISLAND is like such a dump, and you guys smell too 
much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOBALT 7648                  10   1  1   104       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPEST 5443                 17  16  1    98       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK JOURNEY 7596            13  13  0    85       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 MONOLYTH 7637                14   5  0    83       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 THE MONGOL 7634              12  13  2    68       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD HUNTER 7600             12  13  0    65       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 CAROLINA LILY 7646            9   5  2    61       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALON STORM 7616             10  12  0    52       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644              6   8  1    50       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 RANGER 7638                   9   7  1    39       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBY 7649                     5   6  0    30       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656          4   1  1    28       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NINE PATCH 7657               2   0  0    22       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 LONE STAR 7658                2   0  0    16       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RINTIRISSE 7340        11 36 0 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 THE MONGOL 7634       599   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Monolyth -- Hmm, good thing I didn't encounter a bi-lyth.  One of you is all I feel
like dealing with, and even that didn't go so well. -- Carolina Lily

Ha ha!  The Oshkshi Noble!  What a wush. -- Drunkard's Path

Maybe I should go after the Ambitious Guard's job, hmm?  Seems like I'm a better man
than he is, and the gods know that gladiating doesn't pay well. -- Dirty Howel

This Embezzling Scribe is not an impressive specimen. -- Nine Patch

Neither is the Fratsfa Slave. -- Lone Star

Our congratulations to Pitt. -- Jorja and the Sewing Circle

Ravaging Lords -- 29
Storm Bringers -- 20
     What?  Ha ha ha!  What are you smoking?  Come on, General, you remember counting
1+1=2, 2+1=3, etc.  How many times must we go over this? -- Rake

Jorja -- New top team.  Congrats. -- Rake

General Girl Pants -- Oh yeah.  Nearly forgot.  You went 1-3 against me this turn.
Looks like things are back to normal. -- Uncle Rake

Lord Protector Pitt -- So, you're going to be a trouble-maker, are you?  Demand that
we give you the "lands" the Grey Witch has promised?  Don't hold your breath!  On
second thought, do hold your breath, because the only thing we can offer you is a
patch of the reef east of the island, and it's under water most of the time.  Not

that tides are much of a problem, what's a foot more or less of water?  But the storm
waves are fierce.  Let me know if you want to row out and look at it. -- Barango,
Commission Agent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK JOURNEY was devastated by KOBALT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
TEMPEST vanquished THE MONGOL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PITT demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HEAD HUNTER was devastated by MONOLYTH in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
RANGER was overpowered by CAROLINA LILY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
DRUNKARD'S PATH was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DIRTY HOWEL savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
TALON STORM handily defeated TOBY in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
LONE STAR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NINE PATCH vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  24 -  3      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

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

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KOBALT 7648                10   1  1  104 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAROLINA LILY 7646          9   5  2   61 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
WALL OF STEEL    RANGER 7638                 9   7  1   39 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARK JOURNEY 7596.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DIRTY HOWEL 7644.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAROLINA LILY 
7646, TALON STORM 7616, NINE PATCH 7657, KOBALT 7648, TEMPEST 5443, LONE STAR 7658, 
MONOLYTH 7637, DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, TOBY 7649, and DARK JOURNEY 7596.

The least popular fighter this week was RANGER 7638.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEAD HUNTER 7600, THE MONGOL 7634, DARK JOURNEY 7596, TOBY 7649, 
DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, MONOLYTH 7637, LONE STAR 7658, TEMPEST 5443, KOBALT 7648, and 
NINE PATCH 7657.

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

PITT (33-7615) STORM BRINGERS (423)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer