DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/23/2008    Duedate: 05/20/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YUFFIE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4291) [12-4-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YUFFIE                         PT CRUISER
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ERRATA (490)
(45-4291) [12-4-0,105]         (45-4311) [4-2-2,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEAST HAMMER                   CLAUDE ELLIS
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
(45-3963) [12-16-0,60]         (45-4345) [2-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD MAN RIVER (494)         45
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      40      MIDDLE EARTH (511)
3. NOSTALGIA (506)             37      Unchartered Team
4. ASAIRE (510)                34
5. THE DAMNED II (493)         31      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)     25  11  1 69.4   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      12  3 0
 2/ 7*NOSTALGIA (506)           19  10  2 65.5   2/ 6*NOSTALGIA (506)          11  4 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        35  19  1 64.8   3/ 4 THE DAMNED II (493)      10  4 0
 4- 4 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      30  19  3 61.2   4/ 3*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     9  5 1
 5/ 5*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       18  12  2 60.0   5/12*RAPTOR (508)              9  5 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (428)      288 201 14 58.9   6/ 2*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       9  6 1
 7- 8 PET ROCKS (215)           30  22  2 57.7   7/10*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    8  7 1
 8/10*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    17  13  2 56.7   8/ 5*ERRATA (490)              8  7 1
 9/15*RAPTOR (508)              13  11  0 54.2   9/17*DARKSTORM (507)           7  8 2
10/ 9*ERRATA (490)              16  14  4 53.3  10/ 7*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  8 0
11/ 2*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       11  10  2 52.4  11/15*SHATTERPOINT (497)        7  8 0
12/12 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      72  67  3 51.8  12/22 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        6  4 0
13/11 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       45  43  5 51.1  13/19 SUDDEN FURY (487)         6  8 1
14/14*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     14  14  0 50.0  14/ 8*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     6  8 0
15/26*ASAIRE (510)               3   3  0 50.0  15/20 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       6  9 0
16/13*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    16  17  0 48.5  16/18*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        5  8 0
17-16*SWORD SAINTS (498)        14  15  2 48.3  17/21 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      5  9 0
18/20 THE DAMNED II (493)       18  21  1 46.2  18/13*PACIS EX NEX (499)        5  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       21  25  0 45.7  19/14 THE LION'S DEN (479)      5 10 1
20/18 THE LION'S DEN (479)      26  38  4 40.6  20-23 PET ROCKS (215)           3  1 0
21/21*SHATTERPOINT (497)        14  21  1 40.0  21/26*ASAIRE (510)              3  3 0
22/22*DARKSTORM (507)           10  15  2 40.0  22/24*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    3  6 0
23/19*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        11  17  0 39.3  23-11 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      3  7 1
24/23*PACIS EX NEX (499)        11  20  0 35.5  24/ 9*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       3  7 1
25/24 SUDDEN FURY (487)         21  43  2 32.8  25-16*SWORD SAINTS (498)        0  5 0
26/25*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)     3  11  0 21.4  26/ 0*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

                            Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse III
                                Standing after Turn 5

     A little shift in the top ranks this turn as a third team takes the lead.  Kat
and myself shot up the ranks on a rare feat of having simultaneously decent turns
(will wonders never cease).  The real drama is the tie for second place at the moment
between the Iron Council team and Mr. Mojo/JE combo.  The High Plains duelers drop
from their first place ranking to fourth (or is it third since there is a tie for
second?).
     It is still a tight race at the top, but that does not exclude anyone else in
the rankings from having a few big turns and becomig a threat.  Team 11 had another
impressive turn with 6 wins and an award to gain 21 points, making one think they
would be near the top if they had started on Turn 1.  Team 12 also had a nice turn
with 5 wins and an award for 20 points.
     Here are the results for the contest with the Total Score first and Turn 5
scores in parathesis.

Team 4--95 (28)
Kat/Master Darque

Team 5--92 (12)
Mr. Mojo/JE

Team 8--92 (15)
Tripwire/Kellumbo

Team 2--91 (9)
Stik/Nomad

Team 7--88 (12)
Phat Phat/Haunt

Team 1--66 (9)
JGW/Wretch

Team 6--56 (6)
Shadowdragon/Reaper

Team 11--56 (21)
Liam the Goth/Owlin the Wise

Team 10--50 (12)
Street Legal/Rake

Team 12--29 (20)
Michael Eldritch/Lady Martilyo

Team 3--27 (6)
Hammer/Maximillian (MIA)

     If there are any questions or if you notice a mistake in the scoring, let me
know and I will investigate.  Good luck on Turn 6!

Master Darque
SS3 Host

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
                       (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Thinking about sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is DDR 
SUPERNOVA, after suffering a 15 drop in ranking.  Say what you will about blind luck 
and dirty fighting, but MUTANT HAMMERZ will tell you 72-67-3 is nothing to laugh 
at...  JGW PERISHABLE 1 had cause to celebrate, after JEFFERSON DAVIS got 18 points 
by beating PUMA.  YUMALESCA certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after 
losing to SEBASTIAN HAMMER and losing 15 points in the process!  Can you believe it?  
REALITY apparently has better things to do as STORMCROWE's Duelmaster than show up 
and fight!  What can be a greater victory?  YUFFIE has taken hers place as the top, 
as STORMCROWE's new Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MAIDEN JAPAN, so did that sorry team 
shy from KELLUMBO'S KIDS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good 
oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, T'KALA is the most challenged warrior.  Take heed 
STORMCROWE, of the unprincipled action of CYBELL TROUPE.  By challenging NOT AGAIN, 
19 points below it, CYBELL TROUPE besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Bookies and 
CYBELL TROUPE were more than a little surprised, as NOT AGAIN snatched an easy 
victory from CYBELL TROUPE, gaining 13 points.  My love of complete Spyreports 
dictates that I note the mismatched fight, 2 GIRLS 1 CUP and PAYNE.  Are KELLUMBO'S 
KIDS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought 2 GIRLS 1 CUP showed great skill 
and promise when she was beat by PAYNE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal! 
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see OLD MAN RIVER 
retaliate against THE LION'S DEN in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in STORMCROWE, and 
rightly so.  KELLUMBO'S KIDS exacted their revenge against DDR SUPERNOVA.  Justice 
was served as SMACKY fought ARROW in bloodfeud.  Well done, SUDDEN FURY!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in STORMCROWE is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUFFIE 4291                  12   4  0   105       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-REALITY 4383                 15   4  1   101       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            13   8  1    94       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        12  16  0    80       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 TUNDRA 4280                  11   7  1    79       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLACIER 4279                 11   7  1    66       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 DARK ARENA MEAT 4477         10   1  0    66       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 PT CRUISER 4311               4   2  2    61       ERRATA (490)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  16  0    60       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          5   2  0    56       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 MERCED 4341                   5   1  1    55       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993           12  14  0    54       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 SMACKY 4301                   7   1  0    51       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         6   2  1    49       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 LYNN THAO 4332                5   4  0    49       THE DAMNED II (493)
 THE AMAZON 4445               4   0  0    49       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 ARAGORN 4475                  8   3  1    48       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 LYNX 4195                     5   5  0    46       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 VORTEX 4285                   6   8  0    44       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 BOLI 4316                     4   2  1    44       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             4   2  0    44       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               5   1  0    42       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 BOLING 4317                   6   1  0    38       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           5   1  0    36       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 PUMA 4194                     7   4  0    35       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-MARBLE 1415                   7   4  0    35       PET ROCKS (215)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               5   1  0    35       NOSTALGIA (506)
 DESTRO 4418                   5   1  0    35       NOSTALGIA (506)
 STANDBY 4314                  4   2  1    35       ERRATA (490)
 HESPERORNIS 4437              3   2  0    34       RAPTOR (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 4309               5   5  2    33       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 ARROW 4421                    3   2  1    33       DARKSTORM (507)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             2   5  0    33       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 YUMALESCA 4289                7  10  0    31       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 BOROMIR 4474                  6   5  0    31       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            4   2  1    31       NOSTALGIA (506)
 JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           4   0  0    31       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 KING KONG IPA 4431            1   4  0    31       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 BOL 4318                      5   3  0    30       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 MEALTWIST 4400                5   1  0    30       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 THE RED 4340                  4   2  0    30       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            3   3  2    30       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 PAYNE 4465                    2   0  0    30       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GIMLI 4472                    7   4  0    29       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 4   1  0    29       THE DAMNED II (493)
 CHEETAH 4343                  5   4  3    28       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-WASHA 1662                    4   2  1    28       PET ROCKS (215)
 PROWLER 4350                  4   2  0    28       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-PUMICE 1416                   6   5  0    27       PET ROCKS (215)
-BLIND SAMURAI 4364            2   3  0    27       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               4   4  1    26       THE DAMNED II (493)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLO 4315                     4   4  0    26       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 CYBELL TROUPE 4346            3   3  0    26       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 THE OTHER SIDE 4395           3   1  0    26       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ROBOGIRL 4392                 4   1  1    25       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
-WU JEN 4362                   4   3  0    25       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 BALROG 4473                   3   3  0    25       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 REDLINE 4444                  1   4  0    25       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 STRIX 4436                    4   1  0    24       RAPTOR (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARPY 4438                    2   3  0    23       RAPTOR (508)
 RHODE HOUSE 4425              2   3  1    22       DARKSTORM (507)
 TIGRIS 4339                   2   4  1    21       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 121 4312                      2   4  1    21       ERRATA (490)
 OSPREY 4434                   2   3  0    21       RAPTOR (508)
 BONES 4349                    3   3  0    20       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 FROST BITE 4415               2   4  0    20       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-HALF 4384                     5   4  0    19       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 T'KALA 4357                   4   3  0    19       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-JAGERMEISTER 4302             2   6  1    19       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           2   3  0    18       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 LINE 4471                     2   0  0    18       ERRATA (490)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            3   2  0    17       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 HARPY 4423                    3   2  0    17       DARKSTORM (507)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          3   3  0    17       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 XEPHER 4393                   2   2  1    17       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 VOLTRON 4452                  3   1  0    16       NOSTALGIA (506)
-SHALE 2314                    2   0  0    16       PET ROCKS (215)
-SPY 4380                      4   2  1    15       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 LINCON 4463                   1   0  0    15       ASAIRE (510)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                1   2  0    15       NOSTALGIA (506)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             3   2  0    14       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 WEAK LINK 4458                2   1  0    14       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-DICE 4381                     3   3  0    13       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 ROS 4486                      1   0  0    13       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 ZEDD 4479                     1   1  0    13       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-IZRAEL 4361                   3   2  1    12       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          1   1  0    12       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 TEXAS 4460                    1   0  0    12       ASAIRE (510)
 LORAX 4359                    2   5  0    11       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               2   5  0    11       THE DAMNED II (493)
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           1   3  0    11       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 ANY WONG 4483                 1   0  0    11       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LASOMBRA 4422                 2   3  0    10       DARKSTORM (507)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             2   4  0    10       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        1   2  0    10       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 L.E.F. 4394                   1   3  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ARCTIC HARE 4485              1   0  0     9       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 LEOPARD 4466                  1   1  0     9       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 STUMPY JOE 432                2   1  0     7       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-SHUKENJA 4366                 1   1  1     5       SWORD SAINTS (498)
 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            1   2  0     5       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 SHIVERS 4451                  1   2  0     5       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 DAKOTA 4462                   1   0  0     5       ASAIRE (510)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        1   2  0     5       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238        1   2  0     5       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 MISSISSIPPI 4487              0   1  0     5       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
-MAD HATTER 433                0   1  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       0   3  0     3       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          0   3  0     3       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-FANTASY FRED 431              0   3  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-RIBBONS 429                   0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE SAM 4461                0   2  0     2       ASAIRE (510)
-ZIPPY 430                     0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 PAMPAS 4484                   0   1  0     1       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 THE TROOPER 4481              0   1  0     1       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 FLEMMING 4459                 0   1  0     1       ASAIRE (510)
-LEND 4480                     0   1  0     1       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHORTEY 4457            0  3 0 DARKSTORM 507        BANDIT PRINCE         268  NONE
ATL 4310                2  2 0 ERRATA 490           MERCED 4341           266   
MARTA 4313              2  4 0 ERRATA 490           BOLI 4316             268   
DENNIS WALKER 4344      1  2 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 TIGRIS 4339           264  REVENGED
VELVET JONES 4478       1  1 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 RHODE HOUSE 4425      268   
NAUGHTIA 4433           2  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  XEPHER 4393           266  JUST REVENGED
CHARLOTTE THE HA 4405   0  3 0 MAIDEN JAPAN 504     ICHABOD CRANE 4352    265  REVENGED
WASTED YEARS 4408       2  4 0 MAIDEN JAPAN 504     OPTIMUS PRIME 4417    268   
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  NOT REVENGED
EUPHRATES 4342          0  2 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    CHEETAH 4343          264  JUST REVENGED
THE NILE 4338           3  2 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    CHEETAH 4343          267  JUST REVENGED
CRUCIATUS 4404          0  3 0 PACIS EX NEX 499     ROBOGIRL 4392         265   
RED PUDDLE 4482         0  1 0 PACIS EX NEX 499     DARK CHAMPION         268  NONE
ANCIENT HERO 4353       1  1 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 121 4312              264  JUST REVENGED
NIGHTFALL 4447          1  1 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 JAGERMEISTER 4302     266   
BUZZARD 4435            1  1 0 RAPTOR 508           IZRAEL 4361           265   
DEUS NON 4360           1  2 0 SHATTERPOINT 497     STANDBY 4314          264  NOT REVENGED
MORINDICHA 4358         2  2 1 SHATTERPOINT 497     SPY 4380              265  REVENGED
TU 4379                 2  2 0 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   ICHABOD CRANE 4352    266   
ANGELKISS 4448          0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      ARROW 4421            266  JUST REVENGED
LUMP 4427               2  4 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      STONE GOLEM           268  NONE
KENSAI 4363             3  4 0 SWORD SAINTS 498     PT CRUISER 4311       266   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frostbite -- Speak when you are angry and it will be the best speech you will ever
forget.  Remember anger is just one letter from danger! -- Hesperonis

Cybell Troupe -- The things in life you can't forget are the ones you hadn't planned
for! -- Hesperonis

Hammer -- Life benefits from serving others, for as it reaches out to help, it
gathers in something for itself...friendship!  Thanks. -- Owlin the Wise

All -- The road to success is almost always under construction and a successful
warrior builds a foundation from bricks other have thrown! -- Owlin the Wise

Cheetah -- That one was a bit more painful than saying goodbye to Euphrates, The Nile
was a choice rollup.  Guess there's always the dead tourney to look forward to.  Well
fought, four more to go... -- Stik and Old Man River

Darque and Kat -- Damn, one more win and I'd have held onto top team and we'd still
be No. 1.  Ah well, plenty more contest left!  Congrats on the lead. -- Stik

Vortex -- Nice comeback.  I manage to dodge my bloodfeud and get that challenge
through and you go and muck it all up by winning, I hate it when that happens!! --
Tigris

JGW Persishable -- Well, you've got one shot left at me, gonna make it count?  I
found it interesting that you challenged our contest partner's warrior last turn with
what is undoubtedly your best guy you told me you were holding out 'til the end for
me.  Interesting...for my sake, I hope I'm still alive to gloat! -- Tigris

Marble -- You are a slab, indeed.... -- The Red

Bambi Fawndeer -- See what happens to cute cuddly little woodland creatures when they
venture forth from their hidy-holes?? -- Merced

All -- Where are the ADS, people?!??  The smacktalk?!???  I know you aren't saving it
for the D2 boards.  Let's see some chatter out there and not let this contest
degenerate into just a numbers game like so many others lately.  Look alive!!! --
Stik

Nomad -- Good luck to us both in the tourney and this turn, my friend and fellow High
Plains Dueler!  Blades up!! -- Stik

Stik ol' Pal -- That last turn took the shine off things a bit.  Lets shake the rust
off and reclaim the top spot! -- Nomad and the Phantoms

Wrathchild -- See, that's the problem with killing...bloodfeuds.  Don't like 'em.  I
shall try to do better at fending off the next one if there is another. -- Ichabod
Crane

Bolo -- Interesting challenge.  Not a good one as it turns out, but an interesting
one.  Thanks for providing the Regiment with our one win last turn. -- Jacob Marley

Johnnie Walker -- Take that souped-up challenge elsewhere please!  Did I see that
rating correctly?  Yikes! -- Bones

Leopard -- Nice fight, cat.  That was not the start I was looking for. -- Flying
Dutchman

Puma -- What's with all these cats?  The rematch might be different.  Might.  That
was a good fight. -- Prowler

Lynx -- Ok, why not? -- Lynn

The Amazon -- Well, I'm a dum-dum, not one of Liam's good Paladins he runs elsewhere.
-- Angel Dust the Damned

Boling -- Well, that "slight tweak" was a good one.  Liam enjoys the matchup with you
and your manager. -- Marie the sad maiden

Michael Eldritch -- Buddy Lee says no problem, there's always next time.  We all
could team up at the TWs in North Fork or something. -- Liam the Goth, Blackguardsman
of Ahringol

Hammer -- You work way too hard, my friend. -- Liam

Darque -- I'm having a hell of a good time.  Thanks for running the SS3. -- Liam

Wither Faith -- Wow, and I was thinking you were a nice guy. -- Marie

Lasombra -- A very good contest on your part.  I'm honored. -- Jax

Pumice -- Hi. -- Lynn

Mercy For None -- Well named. -- Angel Dust, Paladin of Ahringol

Persistent Beggar -- You cost me points, pray we never meet again or you'll be
dancing with Ahringol. -- Sir Marius the Black

Owlin -- I always start contests slow.  I have no idea why, much like North Fork's
TW4.  Should've put a better team in, but with all the dying of the Pleage and all,
maybe it's for the best. -- Liam

White Wolf -- *Still* hurts. -- Rhodihouse

Angel Hammer -- Thumbs up. -- Darkstorm

Hammer -- Congrats, old friend, on another graduate. -- The Rake

Dice -- That was Shorty's last shot. -- Rake

Master Darque and Kat leap to the lead!  That so totally rocks. -- The Feline of
Funtime; Kat

Stik -- Got anymore?  The last one was yummy. -- Cheetah

Prowler -- With a name like that, you have to expect a nightstick. -- Puma

PT Cruiser -- I bring a sword--you bring a car--no fair. -- Lynx

Wretch -- We need to get our collective in gear.  Midway in this thing I did not
expect to be in the middle of the pack.  Hope the fights are good to us this turn so
we can get back in it. -- JGW

Darque -- Very good contest so far.  Sucks to be behind, but at least the team is
within striking distance. -- JGW

OLS Bretheren -- Time to rally 'round the family. -- JGW

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUMP was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
SHORTEY was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
RED PUDDLE was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JACOB MARLEY vanquished 121 in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
STANDBY was overpowered by MERCED in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SMACKY bested ARROW in a 4 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
THE AMAZON vanquished CHEETAH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
KING KONG IPA overpowered XEPHER in a popular 3 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
JOHNNIE WALKER overcame OSPREY in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
GLACIER lost to SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
LYNN THAO overpowered LYNX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PUMA was overpowered by JEFFERSON DAVIS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MARTA was executed by BOLI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WRATHCHILD subdued MEALTWIST in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
HESPERORNIS unbelievably bested BOLO in a exciting 4 minute brutal Challenge contest.
MERCY FOR NONE bested REDLINE in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
2 GIRLS 1 CUP was handily defeated by PAYNE in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
CLAUDE ELLIS was defeated by DEVASTATOR in a 5 minute Challenge struggle.
FROST BITE was beaten by T'KALA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
THE RED bested LEOPARD in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge brawl.
TRUCIDO SOMNIUM luckily beat SIR MARIUS in a 2 minute brutal Challenge bout.
WHITE WOLF overpowered TIGRIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HARPY beat LORAX in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WITHER FAITH lost to BONES in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
CYBELL TROUPE was unbelievably bested by NOT AGAIN in a 9 minute Challenge duel.
JAGLAVOX demolished SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VOLTRON narrowly defeated CHINA SYNDROME in a 11 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
MAGMUS MARTUM was demolished by ANGEL DUST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
VELVET JONES was viciously butchered by RHODE HOUSE in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
UNCLE SAM was overpowered by LINE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge competition.
BRAVE NEW WORLD was overpowered by WEAK LINK in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
YUFFIE handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
AUNTY ENTITY defeated TUNDRA in a popular 1 minute veteran's bout.
BEAST HAMMER was handily defeated by DARK ARENA MEAT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARAGORN was viciously subdued by PT CRUISER in a 2 minute bloody fight.
GIMLI was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
YUMALESCA was overpowered by SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VORTEX handily defeated HARPY in a 1 minute uneven match.
BISHOP HAMMER beat THE OTHER SIDE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ROBOGIRL was beaten by BOLING in a 2 minute competition.
DESTRO demolished L.E.F. in a tiresome 11 minute uneven competition.
OPTIMUS PRIME assassinated WASTED YEARS in a 1 minute uneven battle.
ICHABOD CRANE vanquished HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
PROWLER lost to BOL in a popular 1 minute conflict.
STRIX slimly won victory over RUNNING FREE in a 4 minute match.
BALROG handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
BOROMIR subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice match.
SHIVERS was overpowered by ROS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LASOMBRA savagely defeated THE TROOPER in a 3 minute bloody novice's fray.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS was vanquished by ZEDD in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
BIND SATAN DRAGON was beaten by ANY WONG in a slow 4 minute novice's battle.
STUMPY JOE was beaten by TEXAS in a 3 minute amateur's conflict.
FLYING DUTCHMAN handily defeated MISSISSIPPI in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
ARCTIC HARE savagely defeated FLEMMING in a 3 minute bloody novice's brawl.
PAMPAS was subdued by DAKOTA in a 2 minute amateur's battle.
LINCON bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  29 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         TOTAL PARRY       43 -  35 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         AIMED BLOW        39 -  32 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  27 -  4      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  20 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  76 - 10      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  79 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  52 -  5      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  16 -  0      33  |

Turn 268 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         7 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK    11 - 13         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 11         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                12   4  0  105 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253          13   8  1   94 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   TUNDRA 4280                11   7  1   79 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               11   7  1   66 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
WALL OF STEEL    JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348        5   2  0   56 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE AMAZON 4445             4   0  0   49 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
PARRY-LUNGE      BOLING 4317                 6   1  0   38 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                 5   1  0   35 NOSTALGIA (506)
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 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOLO 4315, 
CHINA SYNDROME 4449, KING KONG IPA 4431, BONES 4349, ARROW 4421, DEVASTATOR 4419, 
FROST BITE 4415, RHODE HOUSE 4425, YUFFIE 4291, and LASOMBRA 4422.

The least popular fighter this week was L.E.F. 4394.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DESTRO 4418, NOT AGAIN 4455, LUMP 4427, BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238, VOLTRON 
4452, ANY WONG 4483, STRIX 4436, WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241, SHIVERS 4451, and PROWLER 
4350.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."