DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2014    Duedate: 05/28/2014

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-680

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHADOW FROGGY
BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
(43-4897) [13-3-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHADOW FROGGY                  KITH
BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)       DARK BLADES (480)
(43-4897) [13-3-0,137]         (43-4793) [6-1-1,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZILLA KHIRNAJ                  SHADOW FROGGY
THE FAMILY (116)               BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
(43-4842) [22-24-2,92]         (43-4897) [13-3-0,137]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)    18
2. TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)        17      FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
3. DARK BLADES (480)           15      Unchartered Team
4. ORL 2013K (498)             10
5. FAMOUS HURLERS (448)         7      IT IS KNOWN (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*IT IS KNOWN (502)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      8  7 1
 2/ 1 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      43  19  3 69.4   2/ 2 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  5  2 0
 3/ 0*DARK BLADES (480)          6   3  1 66.7   3/ 3 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)      4  1 1
 4/ 4 ORL 2013K (498)           14   9  1 60.9   4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          4 10 0
 5/ 2 TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)      76  50  6 60.3   5- 5*MELODY MAYHEM (504)       3  2 1
 6- 3*MELODY MAYHEM (504)        3   2  1 60.0   6/ 6 ORL 2013K (498)           2  1 0
 7/ 5 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)  19  19  1 50.0   7/ 0*DARK BLADES (480)         1  1 0
 8/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         973 %1037 29 48.4   8/ 0*IT IS KNOWN (502)         0  1 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 730): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): GOLDEN FLASH of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): STAR RUBY of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 536): SASHA of TOLBIN'S LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 730): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 735): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): DUELMASTERS BUFFET (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 679): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): THE ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 572): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 533): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           NELLI POLITANA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 734): RAVAGE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 678): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 532): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  FAMOUS HURLERS had cause to celebrate, after THE BIG UNIT got 12 points 
by beating XOWIE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, XINDEL was winsome, after 
beating MARTINE and seeing her lose 9 points.  BIG SIX found out that VEASTIAN isn't 
a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in BATTLE FROGS 12-15 are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em. 
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FAMOUS HURLERS, so did that 
sorry team shy from BATTLE FROGS 12-15 Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
ZILLA KHIRNAJ is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE FAMILY proud!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  You've heard about BORSHAR of THE FAMILY.  Death plays no favorites, and 
neither do I.  What was a 4-14-1 doing on the fields in the first place?  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in VEASTIAN is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports 
for VEASTIAN?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW FROGGY 4897           13   3  0   137       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BIG UNIT 4526            14   4  2   122       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
 LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928        14   9  1   102       ORL 2013K (498)
 ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842           22  24  2    92       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XOWIE 4883                   15  11  0    92       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SIX 4489                 10   8  0    86       FAMOUS HURLERS (448)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITH 4793                     6   1  1    64       DARK BLADES (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XALOT 4961                    6   4  1    50       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 XERYUS 4941                   8   6  0    47       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 XINDEL 4952                   6   4  0    45       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)
 MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984         3   1  0    38       IT IS KNOWN (502)
 MARTINE 4951                  4  12  0    36       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANDY 5005                    4   1  2    32       TOLBIN'S X-MEN (492)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAPPY 4987                    2   0  0    21       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
-21 GUNS 4997                  1   0  0    20       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
-PLASTIC MAN 4998              1   0  1    16       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 RUWANA 5008                   1   2  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
-LORD TOADMYRE 4933            2   3  0    13       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
-ACID RAIN 4995                1   0  0     7       MELODY MAYHEM (504)
 CURARE 5007                   0   2  0     6       BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4792                0  1 0 DARK BLADES 480      SPYMASTER             680  NONE
BORSHAR 4940            4 14 1 THE FAMILY 116       XALOT 4961            680   
WHITE HUN 5006          0  1 0 THE FAMILY 116       XANDY 5005            677   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lolita Maria -- I look forward to the day when I am declared a Lord Protector.
Congratulations, good luck, and I feel honored to record your final out. -- The Big
Unit

One-four.  We are NOT amused.  Where are the standbys when we need them? -- Zilla
Khirnaj

We salute the tourney participants, with a special nod for Mgr Hates Sl'ers and
Happy, tourney victors. -- Jorja and the Family

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LYRICAL DRUGGIST demolished ZILLA KHIRNAJ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
XINDEL defeated MARTINE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SHADOW FROGGY devastated BIG SIX in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided Title contest.
XOWIE was devastated by THE BIG UNIT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KITH overpowered XANDY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
XALOT butchered BORSHAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MGR HATES SL'ERS was overcome by XERYUS in a action packed 1 minute melee.
HAPPY vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a crowd boring 6 minute one-sided duel.
RUWANA vanquished CURARE 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                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  2      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 680 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHADOW FROGGY 4897         13   3  0  137 BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (494)
BASHING ATTACK   THE BIG UNIT 4526          14   4  2  122 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
WALL OF STEEL    LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928      14   9  1  102 ORL 2013K (498)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SIX 4489               10   8  0   86 FAMOUS HURLERS (448)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITH 4793                   6   1  1   64 DARK BLADES (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZILLA KHIRNAJ 4842.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHADOW FROGGY 4897.  The ten other most popular fighters were XERYUS 4941, 
XINDEL 4952, THE BIG UNIT 4526, KITH 4793, RUWANA 5008, LYRICAL DRUGGIST 4928, BIG 
SIX 4489, XALOT 4961, MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, and DA1 4792.

The least popular fighter this week was HAPPY 4987.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CURARE 5007, BORSHAR 4940, XANDY 5005, XOWIE 4883, MARTINE 4951, ZILLA 
KHIRNAJ 4842, DA1 4792, MGR HATES SL'ERS 4984, XALOT 4961, and BIG SIX 4489.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LYRICAL DRUGGIST (43-4928) ORL 2013K (498)

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!