DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2008    Duedate: 02/26/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [31-9-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      BOLOL
DARQUE FORCES (428)            OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
(45-4180) [21-8-1,172]         (45-4319) [4-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEAST HAMMER                   TUNDRA
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           ARCTIC WASTES (486)
(45-3963) [12-13-0,98]         (45-4280) [10-5-1,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWORD SAINTS (498)          50
2. MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)        42      SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
3. JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)      39      Unchartered Team
4. OLD MAN RIVER (494)         38
5. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      33      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     16   6  0 72.7   1/ 3*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)    12  3 0
 2/ 4*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)        8   3  1 72.7   2/ 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)     11  4 1
 3/ 2 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      27  12  2 69.2   3/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 0
 4/11*OLD MAN RIVER (494)        9   6  1 60.0   4/10*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       9  6 1
 5/ 6*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)     9   6  1 60.0   5/ 7*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    9  6 1
 6/ 0*SWORD SAINTS (498)        14  10  2 58.3   6/14*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       8  3 1
 7/ 8 DARQUE FORCES (428)      276 198 14 58.2   7/ 5*NOSTALGIA (506)           8  6 1
 8/ 3*NOSTALGIA (506)            8   6  1 57.1   8/15*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     8  6 0
 9/17*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)      8   6  0 57.1   9/ 6*ERRATA (490)              8  7 3
10/10 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      67  58  3 53.6  10/16*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  8 0
11/ 9 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       39  34  5 53.4  11/ 2 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       7  8 0
12/ 5*ERRATA (490)               8   7  3 53.3  12/ 8 THE LION'S DEN (479)      6  9 1
13/14*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)     9   9  0 50.0  13/20*PACIS EX NEX (499)        6  9 0
14-13*MISFIT TOYS K (505)        5   5  0 50.0  14/11*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        6  9 0
15/16 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       21  25  0 45.7  15/ 0*SWORD SAINTS (498)        5  0 2
16/15 THE LION'S DEN (479)      21  28  3 42.9  16-12*MISFIT TOYS K (505)       5  5 0
17/12*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)         6   9  0 40.0  17/13 SUDDEN FURY (487)         5  9 0
18/ 7*RAPTOR (508)               4   6  0 40.0  18/17 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22*PACIS EX NEX (499)         6  11  0 35.3  19/18*RAPTOR (508)              4  6 0
20/18*SHATTERPOINT (497)         7  13  1 35.0  20/21*THE DAMNED II (493)       4 11 1
21/19*THE DAMNED II (493)        8  17  1 32.0  21/ 9*SHATTERPOINT (497)        4 11 0
22/21 SUDDEN FURY (487)         15  35  1 30.0  22-19*DARKSTORM (507)           3  7 0
23-20*DARKSTORM (507)            3   7  0 30.0  23/22 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       2  0 0
24-23*DISCO DWARVES (68)         2   8  0 20.0  24/ 0*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    0  5 0
25/ 0*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)     0   5  0  0.0  25-23*DISCO DWARVES (68)        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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An Oldie But Goodie
      Mr SandMan bring me a dream [bung bung bung bung]
      Make him the cutest that I've ever seen [bung bung bung bung]
      Give him two lips like roses and clover [bung bung bung bung]
      Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over
      SandMan I'm so alone
      Don't have nobody to call my own
      Please turn on your magic beam
      Mr SandMan bring me a dream
      [bung bung bung bung]
      Mr SandMan bring me a dream
      Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
      Give him the word that I'm not a rover
      Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over
      SandMan I'm so alone
      Don't have nobody to call my own
      Please turn on your magic beam
      Mr SandMan bring me a dream
      [bung bung bung bung]
      Mr SandMan (Male voice: "Yesss?") bring us a dream
      Give him a pair of eyes with a "come hither" gleam
      Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci
      And lots of wavy hair like Liberace
      Mr SandMan someone to hold (someone to hold)
      Would be so peachy before we're too old
      So please turn on your magic beam
      Mr SandMan   bring us   please   please   please
      Mr SandMan bring us a dream
      [bung bung bung bung]

In Another Realm
     The monarch of the floating land mass known as Cebuana Isla awaited the birth of
the royal Solar SeaHorse with great anticipation.  The Promised One from the litter
of her faithful steed was hers by divine right as a reward for granting complete
freedom to the one she had bonded with for many long years.
     Lady Martilyo remembered the vow she had made to Hammer that the mate of The
Flaming One would be granted her complete freedom to remain with The Flaming One on
the condition that a newborn Solar SeaHorse from their union would become Lady
Martilyo's new telepathic steed for traversing the corridors of the Space/Time/
Dimensions.
     That remembrance was tugging within Lady Martilyo to once again return to the
realm of Alastari to fulfill some as yet undetermined destiny as prophesied by the
Angel of the Crimson Ascension that had appeared to her before leaving the Crimson
Ascension Temple at Hammerz Flower Garden Estate on the Lake outside Morya.
     Yet Lady Martilyo knew she was being drawn to a new location for a new purpose.
After the prescribed passage of time had produced the New Born aptly named The
Promised One and Lady Martilyo had bonded telepathically with her Solar SeaHorse
steed, the corridors of the Space/Time/Dimensions were hers to traverse once more.

SomeWhere BeNeath StormCrowe Arena
     The visitation from The Flaming One was brief enough to inform Hammer that the 
vow to free The Flaming One's mate had been fulfilled with the gift of the New Born
named The Promised One.  Soon Lady Martilyo would traverse the Time/Space/Dimension
corridors with her newly bonded Solar SeaHorse steed and Hammer must make the
necessary preparations for her arrival.
     Mystic forces were gathering round about StormCrowe Arena and the presence of
another trusted ally would bode well for the future purpose in which Hammer found
himself so irrevocably entwined.
     An Arena 45 stable had mysteriously become available (whether by Chance or by
DeSign) when the veteran manager known as SandMan posted a list of stables available
for the price of a few gold coins.  Hammer negotiated a fair price and made
arrangements with the Gladiatorial Commission for the proper name changes to complete
a transfer of the old Arena 45 stable of unused gladiators to the management of Lady
Martilyo.
     Further arrangements were made as Hammer made provision for a suitable guild
house for Lady Martilyo before he conferred with Master Darque regarding the SS3
contest that was currently underway in Arena 45.  In a matter of hours the necessary
fees were allotted to register Lady Martilyo and her new Miracle WorkShop stable to
partner with Michael Eldritch beginning on the third round of the StormCrowe
SlaughterHouse contest.
     Miracle WorkShop was now scheduled with the Gladiatorial Commission to make its
debut on the SS3 sands at the end of the new month in Arena 45.  All was now ready
for the return of Lady Martilyo.

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                              Third Round SS3 Scribings
                                         by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

        Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, in Your glory and Your
majesty! -- Psalm 45:3 Amplified

     Hammer greeted Lady Martilyo with open arms and examined the new steed she had
named The Promised One who had traversed with her along the corridors of the Space/
Time/Dimensions from her kingdom in Cebuana Isla.
     "A fine steed indeed," agreed Hammer as Lady Martilyo pointed out the finer
points of her new telepathic Solar SeaHorse, "and from the greatest stock available.
The Flaming One has sired an exceptional offspring with your Black Beauty!"
     Lady Martilyo smiled as Hammer handed over the registration papers from the
Gladiatorial Commission that completed the transaction with SandMan for ownership of
a long neglected stable in StormCrowe Arena.
     "I took the liberty of renaming the stable and the gladiator roster in the light
of the prophecy that you received from the Angel of the Crimson Ascension before you
had returned to Cebuana Isla," explained Hammer as Lady Martilyo carefully read the
papers and nodded her satisfaction.
     She then handed Hammer a list of four ladies she had chosen to fill her roster
of Filipina Ladyz in Morya Arena for Hammer to submit to the Gladiatorial Commission
so they could begin fighting in Arena 28 on the next cycle.
     "Very well," agreed the veteran manager, "I will see that the proper paperwork
is filed and the necessary gold coins are sent to the Gladiatorial Commission to 
activate your original stable at full strength for the next fight cycle!"
     Lady Martilyo then surveyed the results of the SS3 contest after two rounds of
competition and asked Hammer why she was registered with Master Darque as a teammate
for Michael Eldritch beginning on round 3.
     Hammer's whispered reply in her ear was reason enough to accept the challenge of
teaming with her new SS3 partner Michael Eldritch who was also active in Morya Arena,
which made the transaction that much more agreeable.
     "What is the state of North Fork Arena?" enquired Lady Martilyo as her interest
was now piqued by the competition afforded in other Slow Arenas where Hammer had
currently active stables.
     "Turf War has ended and the arena has been renamed SCOMSS Swamp by the victors!"
answered the veteran manager as he examined an announcement that had been delivered
by the Gladiatorial Commission a number of days ago.  "Swamp Burp Hammer also just
received his graduation announcement and I will probably retire this unorthodox
Basher rather than keep him active in an ADM Arena!"
     "I like Bashers!" purred Lady Martilyo as she read the graduation announcement
for Swamp Burp Hammer.  "Maybe you could find a suitable stable for me to send to
Arena 47 seeing as how I seem to be getting more active in the arena warfare this
year!"
     Lady Martilyo playfully pulled an imaginary sword and began slicing and dicing
her way across the room as Hammer rubbed his chin thoughtfully.
     "If you are serious I do have a possible stable that could be registered with
the Gladiatorial Commission," the veteran manager's brows furrowed in thought, "but I
do have some more prospect paperwork on the way that may or may not be more
feasible!"
     "Any Bashers?" asked Lady Martilyo as she sheathed her imaginary sword and
walked back across the room to throw her arms around Hammer's neck.
     "Funny you should ask about Bashers," responded Hammer as he drew her closer to
whisper in her ear.
     "Let me see that scroll message!" exclaimed Lady Martilyo as she gave the
veteran manager a playful kiss on the cheek.
     Hammer pulled away long enough to retrieve a newly arrived scroll with a message
regarding an All Bashers Arena proposal that a manager named SwineTiger was
circulating in hopes of procuring enough interest for the Gladiatorial Commission to
authorize the opening of a new arena strictly for Bashers against Bashers.
     Lady Martilyo's eyes widened with delight as she intently read the proposal for
the All Bashers Arena.
     "Like I said before," Hammer replied as he gently took Lady Martilyo by the arm,
"I have some more prospect paperwork on the way that may or may not be more feasible
for both of our interests in the coming year!"
     Bashers against Bashers danced through Lady Martilyo's mind as Hammer escorted
her from the room, leaving The Promised One in the care of an Elven servant while the
couple made their way to a newly purchased and refurbished guildhouse.
     "Now let's go meet your new stable of SS3 gladiators," continued Hammer as Lady
Martilyo gave The Promised One a telepathic command to get some much needed rest
after their long journey, "We can discuss these Basher matters further after we have
seen what your new SS3 gladiators are capable of doing on the arena sands!"

"May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"
Hammer
Minister of War
Abattoir Scarlet Knight
Order of Lost Souls
DarkHorse Duelist
Morya MadMan
StormCrowe SwashBuckler
SlaughterHouse PsychoPath

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                   **********STORMCROWE SLAUGHERHOUSE 3**********
     These are the official standings after Turn 2.  You will note that Michael
Eldritch and Lady Martilyo will be entering the fray this turn (Turn 3) and as such
will be designated Team 12.
     The contest has been running smoothly thus far with only a few incidents of
note.  The problem of no-show partners has been the real debate on the boards and it
has prompted me to consider solutions for any future versions of the Slaughterhouse.
I commend Hammer and Master Beru for being active (as of Turn 2) and remind them they
are still eligible for the Iron Man Award at the contest's close and other prizes
that will be awarded at various intervals during the course of the contest.
     Phat Phat and Haunt maintain their lead with a nice 23 points gain this turn,
but only by a small margin.  Big points this turn by JE put Team 5 on the doorstep of
the coveted #1 position.  A big congrats also goes out to the High Plains Duelers
Stik and Nomad for their imprevious points gain on Turn 2!  Positions 3 thru 6 are
going to be hotly contested in the coming turns with only 3 points separating the #3
spot from #6.
     SS3 has been a tight race, but the time is approaching when teams will begin to
flex their collective muscles and pull away from the pack!  For now it is still
anyone's contest!
     As always, any questions about scoring can be directed to me and I will
investigate. -- Master Darque, SS3 Host

The number is the total and the number in (-) is this Turn's score.

TEAM  7 -- Phat Phat and Haunt                -- 44 (23)
TEAM  5 -- Mr. Mojo and JE                    -- 41 (24)
TEAM  8 -- Tripwire and Kellumbo              -- 33 (18)
TEAM  2 -- Nomad and Stik                     -- 32 (23)
TEAM  4 -- Kat and Master Darque              -- 32 (17)
TEAM  1 -- JGW and Wretch                     -- 30 (18)
TEAM  6 -- Shadowdragon and Reaper            -- 21  (9)
TEAM 10 -- Street Legal and Rake              -- 18 (12)
TEAM  9 -- Master Beru and Apex[MIA]          -- 15  (6)
TEAM  3 -- Hammer and Max[MIA]                --  9  (0)
TEAM 11 -- Liam the Goth and Owlin            --  8  (8)
TEAM 12 -- Michael Eldritch and Lady Martilyo --  0  (0)

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              *****History and Known Records for DM 45 Stormcrowe*****
      As of July 2000, Terrablood commanded his information golems to begin tracking
various statistics in arenas all around Alastari.  Here are those records for
Stormcrowe DM-45.  I post this information because I know there are a few active
managers in this arena that do not have access to Terrablood's website and the
information contained therein.

BEST DM:  Can't Bring Me Down of The Sungod Xperience [16-0-0 Record]
HIGHEST RANKED DM:  Scarlette Curr of Rulers of Arya [150 Recognition Points]
LONGEST CONSECUTIVE DM:  Raggedy Ann of Darque Forces [9 Turns]
YOUNGEST DM:  Hel of Arctic Guards [7-2-0]
DM with MOST KILLS:  Marilyn of Darque Forces [2 Kills]
HIGHEST TEAM ON THE MOVE:  Pendragon Cycle [77 Points-Turn 205]
BEST TOP TEAM:  Mojo P@trol [14-1-0-Turn 221]
BEST CHARTERED TEAM with OVER 50 WINS:  Max's Miracle [66-39-2, 62.9%]

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of STORMCROWE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DARQUE FORCES was 
unseated this week as OF WOLF & MAN 4 moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  My tutors were fond of telling me that the higher 
you rise the harder you fall.  This week SHATTERPOINT went 1-4-0 and fell 12 notches 
into 21st!  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week DDR SUPERNOVA went 4-1-1 to move up 8 in the rankings.  Did only my 
eyes note the 4-1-0 record which KELLUMBO'S KIDS managed to post this round?  I don't 
doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  KENSAI caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PANTHER and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KENSAI put down PANTHER, 
causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as BEAST HAMMER boldly challenged RAGGEDY ANN 
in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although BEAST HAMMER made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious RAGGEDY ANN.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in STORMCROWE seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city STORMCROWE.  STORMCROWE, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is DARQUE FORCES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding DARQUE FORCES.  Indeed it was THE LION'S DEN.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after STANDBY.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear 
lays hold of his heart.  True, REALITY?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of 
LYNX?  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon LYNX and predictably she was 
defeated by REALITY.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  For some 
warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how ROBOGIRL 
of DDR SUPERNOVA challenged down 17 points to CRUCIATUS.  All the city knows the duel 
went in favor of ROBOGIRL.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of 
this "mighty" victory.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that MARIE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized BOLING.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MARIE won victory over BOLING.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Walk proud, warriors of OLD MAN RIVER!  By 
striking down CHEETAH you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known 
to all in STORMCROWE.  My hearty congratulations JEFFERSON DAVIS, for thy revenge 
upon TIGRIS, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time she will know better, eh?  Fate 
is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in STORMCROWE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  
a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             31   9  0   130       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               21   8  1   172       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            15  10  2   108       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  13  0    98       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        11  14  0    86       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            11   7  1    85       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 YUFFIE 4291                   9   4  0    75       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 TUNDRA 4280                  10   5  1    74       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REALITY 4383                 13   4  0    72       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLACIER 4279                  9   6  1    53       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PUMA 4194                     6   2  0    52       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993           11  12  0    49       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BOLOL 4319                    4   1  0    41       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         4   1  1    40       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 LYNX 4195                     4   3  0    40       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 HALF 4384                     5   2  0    38       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          4   0  0    38       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 WU JEN 4362                   4   2  0    36       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 SMACKY 4301                   5   0  0    35       SUDDEN FURY (487)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPY 4380                      4   0  1    33       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 BLIND SAMURAI 4364            2   2  0    32       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 KENSAI 4363                   3   3  0    31       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 MERCED 4341                   2   1  0    31       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 VORTEX 4285                   4   7  0    30       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 STANDBY 4314                  2   1  1    30       ERRATA (490)
 LYNN THAO 4332                3   3  0    28       THE DAMNED II (493)
 MARTA 4313                    1   2  0    27       ERRATA (490)
 BOL 4318                      4   1  0    26       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 THE RED 4340                  3   0  0    25       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 YUMALESCA 4289                5   9  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           2   3  0    24       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             1   3  0    24       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE NILE 4338                 2   1  0    23       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 MEALTWIST 4400                3   0  0    22       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           2   1  0    22       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 PT CRUISER 4311               1   2  1    22       ERRATA (490)
-BEULAH BALBRICKER 4410        1   1  0    22       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 IZRAEL 4361                   3   1  1    21       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 ROBOGIRL 4392                 3   0  1    21       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ATL 4310                      2   1  0    21       ERRATA (490)
 MARIE 4428                    1   1  0    21       THE DAMNED II (493)
 PANTHER 4196                  4   7  1    20       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BOLI 4316                     2   1  0    20       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          2   1  0    20       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 WHITE WOLF 4309               3   4  2    19       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PROWLER 4350                  3   0  0    19       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 CYBELL TROUPE 4346            2   1  0    19       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 SLIPPERY KITTEN 4432          2   0  0    19       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 THE OTHER SIDE 4395           2   0  0    19       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            1   2  1    19       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             1   2  0    19       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 BOLO 4315                     3   2  0    18       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 121 4312                      2   1  1    18       ERRATA (490)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             2   1  0    18       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-REV. BUBBA FLAVEL 4411        2   0  0    18       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 THE AMAZON 4445               1   0  0    18       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 DESTRO 4418                   2   1  0    17       NOSTALGIA (506)
 BOLING 4317                   3   1  0    16       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 XEPHER 4393                   1   1  0    16       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 CHEETAH 4343                  3   3  2    15       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 NAUGHTIA 4433                 2   0  0    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            2   1  0    15       NOSTALGIA (506)
 JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           1   0  0    15       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 T'KALA 4357                   2   2  0    14       SHATTERPOINT (497)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             1   5  0    14       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               2   1  0    13       NOSTALGIA (506)
 STRIX 4436                    2   0  0    13       RAPTOR (508)
 TIGRIS 4339                   1   2  1    13       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 NIGHTFALL 4447                1   0  0    13       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 JAMIE FORD 4347               0   3  0    13       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 FROST BITE 4415               2   1  0    12       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 VOLTRON 4452                  1   0  0    12       NOSTALGIA (506)
 BONES 4349                    2   1  0    11       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               2   1  0    11       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-STUMPY JOE 432                2   0  0    11       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 SHUKENJA 4366                 1   0  1    11       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               2   3  1    10       THE DAMNED II (493)
 SHIVERS 4451                  1   0  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 MUSK OX 4450                  1   0  0    10       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 TU 4379                       2   1  0     9       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             2   1  0     9       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 WASTED YEARS 4408             1   2  0     9       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-ARROW 4421                    1   1  0     9       DARKSTORM (507)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 DICE 4381                     2   2  0     8       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 L.E.F. 4394                   1   1  0     8       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 HARPY 4438                    1   1  0     8       RAPTOR (508)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 1   1  0     8       THE DAMNED II (493)
-HARPY 4423                    1   1  0     8       DARKSTORM (507)
 LUMP 4427                     2   1  0     7       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            1   1  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 LORAX 4359                    1   3  0     6       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-LASOMBRA 4422                 1   1  0     5       DARKSTORM (507)
 CARACAL 4386                  1   2  0     5       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 TWILIGHT ZONE 4409            1   2  0     5       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-MR. CARTER 4414               1   1  0     4       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               0   4  0     4       THE DAMNED II (493)
-MAD HATTER 433                0   1  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-FANTASY FRED 431              0   3  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 OLD SORROWS 4372              0   3  0     3       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 OSPREY 4434                   0   2  0     2       RAPTOR (508)
-RIBBONS 429                   0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-MRS. MORRIS 4412              0   2  0     2       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 KING KONG IPA 4431            0   2  0     2       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-ZIPPY 430                     0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 REDLINE 4444                  0   2  0     2       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-RHODE HOUSE 4425              0   2  0     2       DARKSTORM (507)
 HESPERORNIS 4437              0   2  0     2       RAPTOR (508)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       0   1  0     1       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238        0   1  0     1       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 ANGELKISS 4448                0   1  0     1       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        0   1  0     1       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        0   1  0     1       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           0   1  0     1       SHATTERPOINT (497)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      PT CRUISER 4311       265  NONE
ANGUS 4424              0  2 0 DARKSTORM 507        PAC MAN 4420          264   
DENNIS WALKER 4344      1  2 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 TIGRIS 4339           264  JUST REVENGED
CHARLOTTE THE HA 4405   0  3 0 MAIDEN JAPAN 504     ICHABOD CRANE 4352    265   
EYE OF FAITH HEA 3240   0  1 0 MIRACLE WORKSHOP 371 SHUKENJA 4366         265   
BRIAN SCHWARTZ 4413     1  1 0 MISFIT TOYS K 505    ANGEL DUST 4331       264   
PAC MAN 4420            1  2 1 NOSTALGIA 506        BANDIT PRINCE         265  NONE
EUPHRATES 4342          0  2 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    CHEETAH 4343          264  JUST REVENGED
CRUCIATUS 4404          0  3 0 PACIS EX NEX 499     ROBOGIRL 4392         265   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANCIENT HERO 4353       1  1 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 121 4312              264   
BUZZARD 4435            1  1 0 RAPTOR 508           IZRAEL 4361           265   
DEUS NON 4360           1  2 0 SHATTERPOINT 497     STANDBY 4314          264   
MORINDICHA 4358         2  2 1 SHATTERPOINT 497     SPY 4380              265   
BOB 4300                0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      CHEETAH 4343          261  REVENGED
SPAZ 4299               0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      GLACIER 4279          261  NOT REVENGED
OCELOT 4239             2  6 0 THE LION'S DEN 479   SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355 262   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arrow -- That was most embarrassing. -- Destro

Darkstorm -- My apologies, and I would normally not be so rude.  However, considering
the contest going on and the fact that Pac Man is actually quite a horrendous
gladiator, it's the DA for him. -- Haunt

Haunt -- HAHA!  Me ate him up like blue ghost...wait.  WHAT?! -- Pac Man

Pac Man -- Yes, I found you a job at the Department of Agriculture.  It's very nice
there and they have lots of fruit for you to eat.  I'll give you more details after
you have one last fight for me. -- Haunt

Phat Phat -- I apologize about Roy.  I don't know where he was, but he mumbled
something about Pineapple Salad.  It will not happen again. -- Haunt

Hammer -- Thanks for the welcome!  Helter?  Skelter?  Seriously....  I only run for
food.  Oh!  And when the wife calls. -- Owlin the Wise

All -- The pursuit of perfection is a long lesson in insanity. -- Owlin the Wise

Master Darque -- You should get a second gift cert from me.  That one is for my
brother, Buddy Lee.  He should be here for this turn. -- Liam

Buddy Lee -- Well, there you go.  Do the thing that you do so well. -- Liam

Hammer -- A spot?  We'll see if I can't put one together for next turn.  Haven't done
much writing lately.  Nice spots last turn, 45 p-Ads, knock 'em down. -- Liam

Owlin -- Well, well.  Nice first turn.  But you need to use your challenges and
avoids. -- Liam

Brian Schwartz -- You now walk the road of twilight and shadows, your only friend the
gloom and doom that is death, loss and sorrow. -- Angel Dust

Lynx -- Not you again! -- Lynn

Cybell Troupe -- Nice challenge, little lady.  See you around. -- Sir Marius

Naughtia -- Yes you are, that's a nice left hook you have. -- Jaglavox

Buz -- You're to avoid us, same side and all.  A good match. -- Marie

All the blood in the air feels like home.  Good luck to all. -- Liam the Goth

Michael Eldritch -- I'll be glad to have your back in this grand endeavor.  We'll be
starting from behind so let the SLAUGHTERING BEGIN! -- Buddy Lee

Master Darque -- Please add me with Michael Eldritch.  Gift cert on the way, if you
don't already have it. -- Buddy Lee, mgr. Sword Saints (498)

VC (EX) -- I know this is old stomping ground, but I got my EYES on you guys.  In
honor of ABARSIS the SLAUGHTER PRIEST.  Blood will spill, sacrifices will be made.  A
mallet salute to Abarsis. -- Buddy "putting on the robe" Lee

All -- Sorry I'm late.  I run Sword Saints (498).  Have a visit to my team once in a
while, lest you make me feel unwelcome.  Hope to cross swords with you all.  And
being as I got to make up a lot of points, it's not personal if I stomp your face in.
-- Buddy "growing horns" Lee
P.S.  I know a lot of you guys are on friendly or friendly foe terms, but damn it!
Haven't you ever thought that a warrior of his ain't all that like he boast it was if
you just peeled his wig back with one of yours?  Well, here's your chance!  Let the
heads roll!

Liam -- Stay away from me unless you want to bury your warriors. -- Buddy Lee

Owlin -- Trial and errors, but don't give up. -- Buddy "all teaching" Lee

Hammer! -- I'm here now and very curious to see what my odds are.  Keep them spots
coming and p-ads filled. -- Buddy "the motivator" Lee

Kirla Lorvin -- I am really not going out looking for you. I send in strats and there
you are.  Month after month... -- Dylath-Leen 
P.S.  Admit it...deep down you would miss me....

Jorja -- Hang in there.  Give a great "bully the warriors" speech.  It always makes
me feel better. -- Reaper

SlaughterHouse PsychoPaths -- Welcome once again to the Port of Pain! 
Congratulations to the Tourney Survivors!  Welcome to the NewComers!  Here's to
Another Round of SS3 Competition! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/
Order of Lost Souls/DarkHorse Duelist/Morya MadMan/StormCrowe SwashBuckler/
SlaughterHouse PsychoPath

Erudite Ed. -- If your computer is now out of the box in the Land of Much Rain then
please enlighten us as to the identities of the Movers and Shakers managing the
stables here in StormCrowe Arena as promised last cycle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/
Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost Souls/DarkHorse Duelist/Morya MadMan/StormCrowe
SwashBuckler/SlaughterHouse PsychoPath

     It is indeed out of its box and ready to go.  As per usual, this is teams listed
     in last turn's newsletter and if I've gotten anyone's name wrong (entirely
     likely!), just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint, keeper of somewhat
     chaotic lists
     ARCTIC WASTES       Wretch                 OF WOLF & MAN 4     Tripwire
     DARKSTORM           The Rake               OLD MAN RIVER       Stik
     DARQUE FORCES       Master Darque          PACIS EX NEX        Reaper
     DDR SUPERNOVA       Mr. Mojo               PHANTOM REGIMENT    Nomad
     DISCO DWARVES       ?                      RAPTOR              ?
     ERRATA              JE                     ROAD WARRIORS       Barnabas
     JGW PERISHABLE 1    JGW                    SHATTERPOINT        Michael Eldritch
     KELLUMBO'S KIDS     Detective Kellumbo     SRETSAMLEUD II      Phat Phat
     MAIDEN JAPAN        Street Legal           SUDDEN FURY         Shadow Dragon
     MISFIT TOYS K       Master Beru            THE DAMNED II       Liam the Goth
     MUTANT HAMMERZ      Hammer                 THE LION'S DEN      KAT
     NOSTALGIA           Crow

Liam the Goth -- Also received your letter and have yet to write a reply!  Welcome to
StormCrowe Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost
Souls/DarkHorse Duelist/Morya MadMan/StormCrowe SwashBuckler/SlaughterHouse
PsychoPath

Raggedy Ann -- Another Dance and Another Loss for Me!  Looks like you are cemented to
the throne for the foreseeable future!  Congratulations! -- Beast Hammer

The Bride -- Had Another Visitation from the Angel of Death and Received Another
Vision!  No More Blood Feud Challenges!  Congratulations! -- Angel Hammer

Tundra -- Congratulations on Thwarting My Challenge! -- ShadowCat Hammer

Puma -- Greedy Little Kitty! -- Bishop Hammer

Glacier -- Rough Random Matchup! -- Sebastian Hammer

SlaughterHouse PsychoPaths -- My stable going winless last cycle and my declared
partner Maximillian failing to show for the SS3 is quite a discouraging combination!
At least my Mutant Hammerz all survived the Tempe Facer Tourney!  Get Ready for
Retribution! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost Souls/
DarkHorse Duelist/Morya MadMan/StormCrowe SwashBuckler/SlaughterHouse PsychoPath

Nomad -- An improvement!  Onward and upward hopefully for us! -- Stik
P.S.  Nice work at the Face with Marley, my friend!

Ghost of Dennis Walker -- Ooh, did I play a little too hard with you?  These claws
are not retractable, sorry. -- Tigris

JGW -- Nothing personal on the challenge/kill, just taking care of contest business.
-- Stik, HPD

Cheetah -- Nicely done, bloodfeud to follow.... -- Old Man River

Mercy for None -- Well if that's your attitude, you get none yourself!  Well, maybe a
little, I did let you live.... -- Merced

Optimus Prime -- That transformed into a vicious win for you! -- T'Kala

Standby -- My challenge, your win.  Simple as that. -- Ghost of Deus Non

Harpy (Darkstorm) -- Considering what you learned, I think your loss was worthwhile.
-- Morindicha

Jefferson Davis -- Hoo, hah, your skill's the greater, I admit!  In retrospect, I
fought like...harrumph, I lost. -- Lorax

Frost Bite -- Ah spit!  I HATE the cold! -- Redline

Master Darque (and others) -- I greatly appreciate the allowances you've given for my
entry.  As fate would have it, Lady Martilyo has joined me with a team as yet
unknown.  She should be here as this posts.  Hammer, I thank you for your assistance
in the matter as well, and for the "Honorable Mentions" made in your last "Time
Jumps."  Now...may he who dies, die well! -- Michael Eldritch, compulsive compiler of
matters arcane

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAC MAN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JEFFERSON DAVIS vanquished TIGRIS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
THE RED luckily beat CHEETAH in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
REDLINE was vanquished by STANDBY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
ANGEL HAMMER overpowered AUNTY ENTITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BEAST HAMMER was outwaited by RAGGEDY ANN in a 14 minute Challenge Title brawl.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER beat TUNDRA in a popular 4 minute gruesome master's Challenge brawl.
REALITY vanquished LYNX in a 3 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HALF vanquished FROST BITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SMACKY won victory over MARTA in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
LYNN THAO was overpowered by BOLOL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THE NILE defeated OPTIMUS PRIME in a 2 minute Challenge match.
DEVASTATOR was savagely defeated by RUNNING FREE in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
XEPHER bested CLAUDE ELLIS in a exciting 5 minute Challenge battle.
PROWLER bested JAGERMEISTER in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
JAMIE FORD was overcome by DESTRO in a popular 5 minute Challenge conflict.
SLIPPERY KITTEN won victory over LUMP in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SPY easily killed MORINDICHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
WITHER FAITH bested SIR MARIUS in a exciting 1 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
MERCY FOR NONE demolished WRATHCHILD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TU beat OLD SORROWS in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
MARIE bested BOLING in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge contest.
WASTED YEARS was vanquished by MERCED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CARACAL was overcome by JAGLAVOX in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
ROBOGIRL delivered the death blow upon CRUCIATUS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
THE OTHER SIDE overpowered KING KONG IPA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
2 GIRLS 1 CUP defeated OSPREY in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
TRUCIDO SOMNIUM defeated BONES in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge match.
CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT was executed by ICHABOD CRANE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TWILIGHT ZONE was overpowered by BOLI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
THE BRIDE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
GLACIER was overpowered by YUFFIE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
PUMA overpowered BISHOP HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SEBASTIAN HAMMER overpowered 121 in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
PANTHER was handily defeated by KENSAI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WU JEN viciously subdued YUMALESCA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
BLIND SAMURAI subdued ATL in a 1 minute struggle.
CYBELL TROUPE savagely defeated HESPERORNIS in a popular 2 minute brutal fray.
JACOB MARLEY was demolished by VORTEX in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BOL won victory over WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute bout.
BOLO luckily beat DICE in a 2 minute gory duel.
PT CRUISER easily killed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IZRAEL dispatched BUZZARD in a 2 minute novice's match.
LORAX was luckily beaten by NIGHTFALL in a 2 minute bloody beginner's duel.
T'KALA demolished SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
L.E.F. slimly lost to STRIX in a exciting 5 minute amateur's fight.
MEALTWIST viciously subdued HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a exciting 1 minute amateur's melee.
ANGEL DUST was overpowered by THE AMAZON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided battle.
BAMBI FAWNDEER overpowered CHINA SYNDROME in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HARPY was outlasted by VOLTRON in a 7 minute brutal beginner's competition.
NAUGHTIA savagely defeated BIND SATAN DRAGON in a exciting 5 minute novice's conflict.
JOHNNIE WALKER defeated WANT TO KNOW JESUS in a 2 minute bout.
SHUKENJA easily killed EYE OF FAITH HEARS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched contest.
ANGELKISS was devastated by SHIVERS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MUSK OX bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  11 -  2      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   6 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  20 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         AIMED BLOW        35 -  27 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  20 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  48 -  6      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  55 -  2      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  39 -  4      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 265 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         9 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 10         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL     11 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 16         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  8         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           31   9  0  130 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             21   8  1  172 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          15  10  2  108 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253          11   7  1   85 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                 9   4  0   75 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279                9   6  1   53 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
PARRY-LUNGE      PUMA 4194                   6   2  0   52 THE LION'S DEN (479)
WALL OF STEEL    JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348        4   0  0   38 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEAST HAMMER 3963.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TUNDRA 4280.  The ten other most popular fighters were L.E.F. 4394, NAUGHTIA 
4433, MARTA 4313, JAMIE FORD 4347, SLIPPERY KITTEN 4432, CLAUDE ELLIS 4345, MARIE 
4428, CYBELL TROUPE 4346, MEALTWIST 4400, and LYNX 4195.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEAST HAMMER 3963, VOLTRON 4452, MUSK OX 4450, EYE OF FAITH 
HEARS 3240, CHINA SYNDROME 4449, HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237, STRIX 4436, SPEAKS IN 
TONGUES 3239, JACOB MARLEY 4351, and HESPERORNIS 4437.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RAGGEDY ANN (45-4148) DARQUE FORCES (428)
THE BRIDE (45-4180) DARQUE FORCES (428)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes