DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 12/05/2006 Duedate: 12/18/2006 KATI-TEI ARENA DM-41 TURN-498 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS ERNEST DERVISHIAN MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) (41-4240) [13-4-3,103] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader ERNEST DERVISHIAN SKIN ZESTER MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 071406L (390) (41-4240) [13-4-3,103] (41-4270) [6-3-0,38] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite SOLDIER 1 HAMMERJACK MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) WRECKING CREW (391) (41-4238) [12-5-0,99] (41-4285) [0-1-0,1] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. WRECKING CREW (391) 55 2. THE PLAGUE (93) 45 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 3. WANDERERS (329) 31 Unchartered Team 4. BIRDS (286) 5 5. 071406L (390) -17 WRECKING CREW (391) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*WRECKING CREW (391) 4 1 0 80.0 1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 8 5 0 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) 58 24 5 70.7 2/ 2 WANDERERS (329) 8 7 0 3/ 1*071406L (390) 6 3 0 66.7 3/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93) 7 4 1 4/ 3 THE PLAGUE (93) 187 175 12 51.7 4/ 0*WRECKING CREW (391) 4 1 0 5/ 4 BIRDS (286) 87 84 7 50.9 5/ 5 BIRDS (286) 2 2 0 6/ 5 WANDERERS (329) 444 499 10 47.1 6/ 4*071406L (390) 1 2 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank SPY REPORT Oh, hi. Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte. Thought I'd check out KATI-TEI to see what's new. Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, THE PLAGUE! 'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 3rd! I just can't say enough good things about WRECKING CREW. They went 4-1-0 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene! MVP award for DEATH'S DOORMAN? THE PLAGUE's proud of him after beating WILLIAM CRAWFORD and getting 25 points. Talk about yer major upsets! WILLIAM CRAWFORD's match with DEATH'S DOORMAN cost him a loss of 21 points! Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VIRGINAL CONCUBINE, and JAMES DOOLITTLE has made the way for a new Duelmaster! ERNEST DERVISHIAN of MEDAL OF HONOR 26 takes JAMES DOOLITTLE's place. (But seriously, who could ever take the place of JAMES DOOLITTLE? Oh, all right.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates? Don't ask me! Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right? The warriors of BIRDS must be getting lonely. They were the most avoided team. Do you guys know something that I don't? I don't know what MEDAL OF HONOR 26's been doing. They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from BIRDS, that's fer sher. Can WANDERERS' QUINORE be more popular than me? He was challenged the most, but is that really the same? 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!!! I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid. Who would've guessed I'd be a famous Spyreporter? I gotta leave. KATI-TEI is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much! Its been really albendranius! Later, guys-- Debby Tonte DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240 13 4 3 103 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -BRICKUS MAXIMUS 1734 22 2 0 103 THE PLAGUE (93) SOLDIER 1 4238 12 5 0 99 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MIKE COLALILLO 4239 9 4 1 90 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953 9 6 1 85 THE PLAGUE (93) JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237 13 4 1 79 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) -SWAN 4107 7 4 2 67 BIRDS (286) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME -FALCON 4004 6 7 0 66 BIRDS (286) WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241 11 7 0 62 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) QUINORE 4234 11 12 0 61 WANDERERS (329) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VALGARD 4274 5 2 0 44 WANDERERS (329) SKIN ZESTER 4270 6 3 0 38 071406L (390) REIGN OF BLADES 2087 2 3 0 37 THE PLAGUE (93) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME FORANDIN 4272 5 3 0 22 WANDERERS (329) -VULTURE 4259 1 0 0 21 BIRDS (286) DOMINATOR 4286 1 0 0 15 WRECKING CREW (391) CHERICILLE 4276 3 3 0 13 WANDERERS (329) SOLDIER 1 4283 1 0 0 13 WRECKING CREW (391) STEELMILL 4287 1 0 0 13 WRECKING CREW (391) ENRAGE 4284 1 0 0 13 WRECKING CREW (391) CONDOR 4258 1 1 0 10 BIRDS (286) RENDER OF VEILS 4281 2 0 0 9 THE PLAGUE (93) RAMBLING OX 4280 1 2 0 5 WANDERERS (329) HAMMERJACK 4285 0 1 0 1 WRECKING CREW (391) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? BORN TO SLACK 4288 0 1 0 THE PLAGUE 93 DARK CHAMPION 24 498 NONE PERSONAL ADS All -- Does anyone have any DM 41 newsletters from the 94-97 era? I would be very interested to get some copies if you could help me out? -- Reaper Leeta -- I like it here, I always have. I have been poking around the forums and have not met too many friendly people. I was surprised, so much venom out there. I think I am just going to pick a couple of quiet arenas to enjoy the game for the sake of the game. I tinker and play around. Write personals...etc.... -- Reaper P.S. Got any recommendations for another fast??? Forandin -- Well now...flaming monkeys flying out of my umbrella? Or did someone open a flaming umbrella in some...never mind.... <huge grin> -- Reign Of Blades P.S. I am remaining humble. This could go on for a while. Too much lip tempts fate. I have never seen two warriors match up so many times, so quickly. I really was joking about the best of ten series, but at this rate we will get there in no time. -- Reaper Sorry folks, apparently I got so tired of fighting RSI filler I decide not to show up last turn.... I will try to show up this turn. -- Death's Doorman Birds -- Welcome!!! This is great. More teams...real fights!!! -- Reaper Skin Zester -- (shivering) Not today! The thermometer hasn't seen freezing for days, too far down. I've got all the zest I can handle. -- Quinore Reign of Blades -- Heck. I guess there was a problem with...oh, I see. My Umbrella of Shields, having been kept on the porch overnight (too big to really bring it into the house), got coated with ice, well, freezing fog, whatever. And it wouldn't open. Defeated by the weather! -- Forandin P.S. It will work next time, because I will use that sovereign remedy, the Threat of Professional Intervention. A.k.a., Calling in a Mechanic. It's a short-term fix, but that's all I have time for today. Argh. Ruthless Jaywalker, a.k.a. Dangerous Criminal. I hate him. -- Chericille And the Honest, but Stingy, Merchant. Rats. -- Valgard P.S. I'm not too sure of his honesty, either. Vulture -- A golem scavenger? Scary concept. -- Rambling Ox Shadow Out of Time -- Let the janitors deal with it. Clean-up is THEIR job. -- Quinore Reaper -- Seen 'em in Andorak, glad of the company down at the bottom of the rankings. Not that yours are going to stay down there the way mine are! -- Leeta P.S. Yes, Lovecraft is, well, I love his craft? Practically poetry. Short on plot, of course, but I suppose you can't have everything, even from a classical writer. Reign of Blades -- Now you've got My number. Give it back! -- Forandin Death's Doorman -- Reaper is a manager, that is enough to INSURE, to positively GUARANTEE, that he does evil things on purpose. That's the DEFINITION of a manager, isn't it? -- Quinore Death's Doorman -- I was thinking that I don't get paid enough to teach you anything. Skills are a separate matter. -- Londrus Korlins, as Honest a Merchant as you'll ever see, but I'm not a charitable organization, you know! 10 November 2006 The Quest of the Best has come to an end. Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest, wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners. Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the Quest. Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in the dust. Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink) Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions: 1) Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls 2) Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts! 3) Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts 4) D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen 5) Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation 6) Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders 7) D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights 8) D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights 9) The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion 10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their butt handed to them. Respect to All. Quest #1 host, Dark Knight Toker 14 November 2006 A Tale of Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution as told by Hammer the WordSmith SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the lingering wisps of memory from days gone by. From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation. Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence experience. The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times. Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities presently past and future. Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93. The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy. Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and gallantry before. Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike. History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes. Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and olden legends of times lost. [TIME JUMP] Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy, yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena! "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch Light!" Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81. Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind. From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty! Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn. Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand. Future events would lend themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for processing. Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM 28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!] Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena. After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then another group of hopefuls. After lengthy debate a third was cast aside. Deciding between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial Commission. The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney- worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager. [TIME JUMP] Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and now it was time to begin their training. The paperwork had been dispatched for registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which preparation was paramount! Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney Arena. Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red! Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No- Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly Expected!] Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his mind! When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night. These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had they fallen into the possession of most other managers! Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney Arena!] Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!] Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace! [TIME JUMP] Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting! Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81 [recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon graduation!] The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS stable managed by Sweety Pie. Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena! Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission. Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus] had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE. Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No- Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission. Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari! Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION. Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm. Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf. Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with GRIFFONRAWL MMA. Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!] Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!] Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in thought!] Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena. COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as to their intentions. Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was anybody's guess at the present time!] Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None! HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by! JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!] "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper" Hammer Minister of War 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 email@example.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 LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS BORN TO SLACK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. JAMES DOOLITTLE was demolished by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee. ERNEST DERVISHIAN overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title duel. SOLDIER 1 overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight. MIKE COLALILLO devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl. WILLIAM CRAWFORD was overpowered by DEATH'S DOORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. SKIN ZESTER was devastated by QUINORE in a 1 minute one-sided competition. REIGN OF BLADES handily defeated CHERICILLE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee. VALGARD won victory over THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 1 minute fight. FORANDIN vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel. RAMBLING OX was defeated by CONDOR in a 1 minute beginner's match. RENDER OF VEILS beat HAMMERJACK in a exciting 5 minute bloody novice's fight. ENRAGE handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 4 minute one-sided contest. DOMINATOR demolished POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl. STEELMILL handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict. SOLDIER 1 vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |LUNGING ATTACK 8 TOTAL PARRY 4 - 0 - 0 100 | |AIMED BLOW 3 BASHING ATTACK 11 - 4 - 0 73 | |BASHING ATTACK 2 LUNGING ATTACK 24 - 10 - 0 71 | |SLASHING ATTACK 2 AIMED BLOW 24 - 13 - 1 65 | |STRIKING ATTACK 2 SLASHING ATTACK 8 - 5 - 2 62 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 STRIKING ATTACK 5 - 4 - 1 56 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 WALL OF STEEL 5 - 5 - 0 50 | |WALL OF STEEL 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 10 - 0 33 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 2 - 0 0 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 498 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 - 3 3 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 2 - 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 STRIKING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 1 - 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 SLASHING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 7 - 1 1 AIMED BLOW SLASHING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 PARRY-STRIKE STRIKING ATTACK 1 - 1 1 PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 BASHING ATTACK TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME SLASHING ATTACK ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240 13 4 3 103 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) LUNGING ATTACK SOLDIER 1 4238 12 5 0 99 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) STRIKING ATTACK MIKE COLALILLO 4239 9 4 1 90 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) AIMED BLOW JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237 13 4 1 79 MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (385) BASHING ATTACK VALGARD 4274 5 2 0 44 WANDERERS (329) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is SOLDIER 1 4238. The most popular warrior this turn was HAMMERJACK 4285. The ten other most popular fighters were REIGN OF BLADES 2087, ERNEST DERVISHIAN 4240, MIKE COLALILLO 4239, VALGARD 4274, SOLDIER 1 4238, QUINORE 4234, FORANDIN 4272, CONDOR 4258, RENDER OF VEILS 4281, and STEELMILL 4287. The least popular fighter this week was ENRAGE 4284. The other ten least popular fighters were SKIN ZESTER 4270, WILLIAM CRAWFORD 4241, DOMINATOR 4286, RAMBLING OX 4280, CHERICILLE 4276, DEATH'S DOORMAN 1953, JAMES DOOLITTLE 4237, BORN TO SLACK 4288, SOLDIER 1 4283, and STEELMILL 4287. JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE! Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007. It will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as last year by popular request. Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool. The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 before the block is released! (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.) Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet. We hope you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!