DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2008    Duedate: 07/15/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-270

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COLOUR COMMENTATOR
AVID FANS (65)
(45-3951) [11-6-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COLOUR COMMENTATOR             MERCED
AVID FANS (65)                 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
(45-3951) [11-6-1,114]         (45-4341) [7-1-1,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

A TALENT SCOUT                 BOLI
AVID FANS (65)                 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
(45-3950) [12-6-1,105]         (45-4316) [6-2-1,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOSTALGIA (506)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE EARTH (511)          56
2. ERRATA (490)                54      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
3. MAIDEN JAPAN (504)          41      Unchartered Team
4. THE LION'S DEN (479)        38
5. SRETSAMLEUD II (500)        36      NOSTALGIA (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*NOSTALGIA (506)           27  12  2 69.2   1/ 1*NOSTALGIA (506)          13  2 1
 2/ 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     30  16  1 65.2   2/ 3*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   12  3 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        41  23  2 64.1   3/ 2 THE DAMNED II (493)       9  5 0
 4/ 5 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      37  22  4 62.7   4/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (428)       9  6 2
 5/ 3*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    25  15  2 62.5   5/17 MIDDLE EARTH (511)        9  6 1
 6/ 0 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   29  20  2 59.2   6/ 5*RAPTOR (508)              8  6 1
 7/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (428)      293 206 16 58.7   7/ 4 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     8  6 1
 8/12*ERRATA (490)              22  18  7 55.0   8/ 6*ERRATA (490)              8  7 3
 9/ 8*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       22  18  2 55.0   9/16 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      7  3 1
10/ 9*RAPTOR (508)              18  16  1 52.9  10/ 9 SUDDEN FURY (487)         7  5 0
11/ 0 AVID FANS (65)           142 132 13 51.8  11/11*PACIS EX NEX (499)        7  8 0
12/10 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       50  48  5 51.0  12/12*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       7  8 0
13/13 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      73  75  3 49.3  13/13*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  8 0
14/15 THE DAMNED II (493)       24  25  1 49.0  14/ 8 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       7  8 0
15/14*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    21  22  0 48.8  15/10*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     6  8 1
16/16*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       15  16  2 48.4  16/19 THE LION'S DEN (479)      6  9 1
17/11*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     18  20  1 47.4  17/22*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        6  9 1
18-17 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       21  25  0 45.7  18/18*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    5  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19 THE LION'S DEN (479)      32  42  5 43.2  19/15*DARKSTORM (507)           5 10 2
20/20*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        16  22  1 42.1  20/ 0 AVID FANS (65)            4  1 0
21/18*PACIS EX NEX (499)        16  25  0 39.0  21/14 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      4  9 0
22/22*DARKSTORM (507)           13  22  3 37.1  22/20*SHATTERPOINT (497)        4 11 0
23/25*MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)     8  14  0 36.4  23/25*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       4 11 0
24/21*SHATTERPOINT (497)        16  29  1 35.6  24/21*ASAIRE (510)              4 11 0
25/24 SUDDEN FURY (487)         25  47  2 34.7  25/ 0 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)   3  2 0
26/23*ASAIRE (510)               4  12  0 25.0  26/24*MIKES HEROES (509)        2  7 0
27/26*MIKES HEROES (509)         2   7  0 22.2  27-27*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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                                The Portal of Ghosts

     "Hand it over," the voice was soft, but demanding.  The rogue spoke to the
restrained courier before him on his knees.  Two thugs held him by the arms on each
side.  Ibany and his fellow rogues Bof and Paud had been following the messenger for
a few days when they spotted him making landfall by night, far away from the city of
Stormcrowe.
     "I...I...I don't have anything," the courier stammered.  "I don't know what
you're talking about."
     The rogue chuckled and addressed his friends, "Did you hear that boys, he
doesn't have anything."  The declaration was greeted with laughs from his two
cohorts.  "Now, I hate to call you a liar, but I feel you are not being honest with
me.  People do not by-pass Stormcrowe's docks and make land on the other side of the
island by night if they are not carrying something of value.  Now I will ask you
again to hand it over," the rogue accentuated his request by drawing his epee and
placing it on the man's chest.
     "If I give it to you, he will kill me," the messenger cried.
     "My dear man," the gentlemanly rogue began, "if you do not give it to me I will
kill you."
     Upon hearing the threat, the messenger made one last attempt at escape.  He
jerked his left arm free from Paud and then punched Bof, who was holding his right
arm.  His fist hit squarely on the rogue's nose and producing a crackling sound
followed by a gush of blood.  He thought all was going well until he felt the epee
pierce his side.  He fell to the ground gripping his wound.
     "Now all of that was unnecessary.  You could have gotten out of here with your
life.  I am afraid now that I'm going to have to kill you.  Whatever you carry must
be of great value for you to fight so foolishly for its safety."
     Nomad had seen enough.  The ranger had been out exploring the island when he
happened upon what he thought to be a typical highway robbery, but now it had
escalated.  He cursed himself for waiting so long to act.  The ranger moved swiftly
and quietly to the rogue's flank with his longsword drawn.
     Ibany the rogue was poised with his epee held high to deliver the killing blow
when he saw a flash out of the corner of his eye.  He quickly brought his epee around
and parried the slash that was aimed for his head.  "Bof!  Paud!  We got company!" he
screamed.
     Bof, still on the ground with his hands cupped over his face, tried desperately
to staunch the blood flow from his broken nose.  Paud had picked himself up from the
ground and was dusting the dirt from his tunic and pants when Ibany called to him.
He quickly drew his short sword and entered the fray against the new attacker.
     Nomad and Ibany traded attacks and parries.  The ranger knew instantly that the
lead rogue was a skilled warrior.  His footwork and swordplay were amazingly quick.
The ranger knew he would be at a disadvantage if he had to fight all three men, so he
scanned the surroundings for an advantage.  When he could see none, he decided the
best course was to even the playing field.
     Paud rushed him from the right as Ibany tried to work him in a circle, exposing
Nomad's back to the rogue's companions.  Nomad recognized the tactic and followed the
feint; however, he followed more slowly than Ibany had hoped.  When Paud was in
range, Ibany lunged hard at Nomad's midsection.  Instead of parrying the lunge, Nomad
twisted his body causing Ibany to over-extend.  He then dropped his sword arm down
over the epee trapping it for a moment and threw his left leg out to catch Paud right
under the chin.  The momentum of the rushing thug gave Nomad the power that he needed
to drive his free hand into Ibany's face.  The move stunned both rogues.
     Paud collapsed, the kick knocking him unconscious.  Ibany fell back a few steps
and then violently pulled his epee from underneath Nomad's arm.  His armor protected
his body, but the blade had cut him on his biceps.  It had been a calculated risk to
take one of this attackers out of the fight.  Luckily for Nomad, it had worked.  He
decided he could use his left hand for the remainder of the fight if the pain became
unbearable.
     "Interesting move there stranger.  What do you say we talk this over like
civilized folks?  This doesn't have to end badly," Ibany said diplomatically.  He
moved his jaw back and forth trying to take the sting out of Nomad's punch.
     Nomad did not drop his guard, "No, I see how well discussions go with you."  He
nodded over toward the downed messenger.  "You have already shown your hand rogue,
there will be no bargaining."
     Ibany's demeanor changed from one of diplomacy to one of rage and he charged the
ranger.  His attacks were more fierce this time, but even with an increased ferocity,
Nomad knew the thrusts, slashes, and defense were each well calculated.
     The rogue was a skilled swordsman no doubt, Nomad thought, but he was one
married to his forms.  Nomad could predict his next move with perfect accuracy.  The
ranger knew the rogue's type and had encountered them many times through the years.
     Rakes, as they were called in some parts of Alastari, were professional
swordsmen who traveled from town to town.  Most were nothing more than bloodthirsty
mercenaries who worked for the highest bidder.  They were unpredictable in their
loyalties, but the same could not be said for their swordplay.  It was scripted down
to the last detail. Against an unskilled opponent, it was deadly; however, Nomad was
not an unskilled opponent.
     The ranger allowed Ibany a sleight advantage in the melee by opening up his
guard or dropping his sword arm to feign fatigue or at least let the rogue believe
his injury was taking its toll.  Ibany was true to form and took each perceived
advantage that was offered to him.  Nomad was now ready for his final ploy.
     The two fighters circled one another and Nomad was showing every sign of a
fatigued, injured fighter.  His parries were coming late and his attacks were weak.
Ibany thought the fight was almost over.  He was correct.
     Nomad swung his longsword high and weak, a move that Ibany easily ducked.
Following through with the swing, Nomad allowed himself to be carried by the momentum
and turn his flank to Ibany.  The rogue seized the opportunity for an easy kill and
drove hard with his epee at Nomad's back.  However, the ranger was prepared for the
attack and instead of stopping with his back turned to the rogue, he continued
spinning and twisted quickly to bring his longsword down in a whistling arc that
caught the rogue by surprise.  The sword cut through Ibany's tunic catching him just
above his right collar bone cutting the rogue down to his waist.  He crumpled to the
ground and after a few moments drew his last breath.
     Paud was still unconscious on the ground and Bof had decided escaping with only
a broken nose was more fitting than losing his life.  Nomad could hear his labored
gasps for air in the distance as he fled the scene.
     The ranger went to check on the downed messenger.  He was face down on the
ground clutching his wound.  Nomad kneeled down to roll him over and inspect his
wound, he realized that it was too late.  He looked at the wound and realized that
the rogue's epee had pierced more than a few vital organs.  Nomad once again cursed
his hesitancy in dealing with the rogues.
     He searched the two rogues but found nothing of interest on them.  He assumed
they were freelance highwaymen and found nothing on them to make him think otherwise.
He then went to the messenger.  Nomad's interest was piqued because the dead
messenger was intent on not giving up his goods to the rogues.  He wondered what
could be of such importance that this man was willing to risk his life in a failed
attempt to flee the rogues.
     He found a rolled parchment along with a nondescript leather bag.  The bag was
much heavier than it looked, but the scroll was of more interest to him at the
moment.  He recognized the wax seal as the Iron Council mark.  This was no time for
secrets he thought and broke the seal to read the parchment.

      "The half-demon is searching for this.
      Word he will pay VERY WELL."
                                  -- DK

     Nomad opened the bag and pulled out a wedged shaped stone.  It was intricately
cut and looked to be only a piece to a large stone disc.  The wedge was magical, even
the untrained could sense the power emanating from the stone.  Nomad did not fear
magic, but the stone felt odd to him, warm to the touch and emitting a small pulse.
He thought it wise to return the stone wedge to the bag.
     The ranger was now faced with a dilemma.  Should he return the wedge to the Iron
Council or dispose of it?  The parchment also had him a bit troubled.  He was not
opposed to the buying and selling of magical objects, but the people involved were
his concern.  The only half-demon he knew was Master Darque.  The little imp had his
hand in nearly every illegal operation that ran through much of the Independent
Cities of Alastari.  If Darque was looking for this stone wedge and was willing to
pay well for it, Nomad questioned whether such a transaction would be good for
Alastari.
     He would seek out more wisdom for this problem.  Nomad was to meet Stik in a few
days inside Stormcrowe and would ask for his insight into the situation.

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                            Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse III
                                   Turn 7 Scoring

     Team 2 was awarded an additional 3 points from a scoring error back on Turn 5,
and there score accurately reflects that change (thanks to ME for catching that one).
Great turn for a few teams and a not so great turn for many others.  Stik and Nomad
maintain their #1 position, but are joined atop the mountain by Phat Phat and Haunt.
     To plagiarize one of our beloved spy reporters, "and falling from the top like a
Basher in the Top 10" we have the team of Kat and Master Darque.  Not only did I
choke in the Title fight, but the other fights were not to kind to me either!
     It is still a tight race 7 turns into the contest, and I expect turn 8 to be
just as competitive.  It would only take a few stale turns from the top teams to
allow those with scores below the 100 point mark to make a legitimate run.  With this
being Duelmasters (yes, Duelmasters, not D2), anything is possible!
     This turn's score in parenthesis with total score following:

TEAM  2 Stik/Nomad                     (24) 141
TEAM  7 Phat Phat/Haunt                (36) 141
TEAM  8 Tripwire/Kellumbo              (23) 132
TEAM  4 Kat/Master Darque              (12) 121
TEAM  5 Mr. Mojo/JE                    (14) 115
TEAM  1 JGW/Wretch                     (15)  96
TEAM  6 Shadowdragon/Reaper            (21)  92
TEAM 11 Liam the Goth/Owlin the Wise   (15)  89
TEAM 10 Street Legal/Rake              (11)  72
TEAM 12 Michael Eldritch/Lady Martilyo (12)  47
TEAM  3 Hammer                         ( 3)  39

Until next turn,

Master Darque
SS3 Host

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                        *****Turn 7 RU CERT WINNERS LIST*****

Duelmaster--Phat Phat

Challenger Champions--Master Darque

Champions--Wretch

Challenger Adepts--Tripwire

Adepts--JGW

Challenger Initiates--Owlin the Wise

Initiates--Wretch

     Tie-breakers were used for two classes.  They were simple tie breakers and
nothing overly complicated (win percentage of warrior is the first and only one
used).  Was expecting a log jam in Inits and Adepts, instead got one in Challenger
Inits and only 2 warriors tied in Adepts.  Looks like Wretch is our only multiple RU
Cert winner.  Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to Hammer for providing the
prizes!
     Prizes were sent via diplo to each winner, so you should be receiving them with
this turn.

Master Darque
SS3 Host

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the hills between Aljafir, North Fork, and Kurukar:

     "It was inevitable," Fool's Gold said.  "I don't say it was the Black Kaliv
himself, but someone up in Kurukar has realized that they're been spied on.  We, ah,
saw to it that the first of their counter-spies 'disappeared'--this is good country
for that.  But we won't catch them all, you know.  And they're likely to catch some
of ours."
     Vekhirn nodded.  He was intelligent enough to draw conclusions from such clear
facts as his spells and his helpers brought him, and his years at the Satrap's court
had taught him a lot about maneuver, concealment, intrigue, all the tools the
traitorous kaliv would be using.  So he knew that the Fool's prediction was not just
likely but certain.
     "I know you have magical defenses around this camp," the gladiator went on, "and
we've got sentries out, but that isn't enough.  We need to separate, establish more
than one camp, maybe half a dozen smaller ones--"
     "And nobody should know where all the camps are," Moonjumper cut in.  So no one
person captured can give away all of us."
     "That will make it hard to coordinate our efforts," Vekhirn pointed out.
     "Right now, coordination is a low priority," she said.  "Yes, all the
information has to come together in one place to be studied, but that isn't the same,
that can be dealt with some other way--"
     "All the information to be sent to Murska, to some 'safe drop' there," suggested
Cadal, a Murskan gladiator.  "Whoever receives the reports not to know who or where
any of them come from."
     "Each independent group to have its own special area and situation to study,
maybe," Fool's Gold added, "along with general observation.  And you get clear out of
this area, go to Murska or somewhere, to analyze the information as it comes to you."
     "I should be in the field investigating with the rest of you!" Vekhirn
protested.
     "No, you should not."  Moonjumper frowned at him.  "You are the only one who
understands enough of the general situation to draw all the threads together and
weave a coherent fabric from them.  And you're getting too old for field work.  You
would be no use to anybody if you died or were captured."
     "Besides, you're the only one the Satrap might listen to, when we have something
to report," Cadal said.
     "If he'll listen at all," Fool's Gold added, frowning in turn.  "After all, the
Satrap IS married to the Black Kaliv's sister.  That might bias him.  Heck, if Lady
Jasryala is 'in on' the Black Kaliv's plot, even only on the edge of it, she might be
influencing the Satrap already."
     "So that when the time comes to take action," Moonjumper said, picking up the
thread smoothly, "we may have to go outside the Glorious Empire for a force powerful
enough and WILLING to do what must be done."
     Vekhirn rubbed his forehead tiredly and looked around at the camp.  As camps in
the wilderness went, it was a good one, secure, well-designed, and not at all
haphazard.  Which is as it should be, after all the months they'd been here.  He
suppressed a shudder, remembering the winter.  But it was still a camp in the
wilderness, and reluctant though he was to acknowledge it, he was getting a little
old for this kind of life.  The rest of his helpers, except for those standing watch,
were gathered in an outer ring around the fire where Fool's Gold and his two henchmen
were presenting their proposal.  They appeared to be in agreement with the
suggestions.
     The magician sighed.  "You may be right, and you're certainly not wrong," he
admitted.  "What did you have in mind for the various 'special projects' which the
various groups might undertake?  I will confess that I have not given much thought to
how it might be broken into smaller tasks."
     "We can't analyze the magical component," Moonjumper said, "but the physical
part of it is clear enough."  She began to count points off on her fingers.  "There
are Black Ships on the Trier, and while some are based in Kurukar itself, many are
not.  That other base or bases needs to be found and studied.  There are Black Ships
in Aljafir Bay.  We don't know where they're based, although the north coast of the
bay seems most likely.  He has land forces.  We don't know how many and we don't know
enough about their composition--there have been confused reports of 'demons' with or
even leading the forces.  We suspect that he has sent agents into the central swamp
south of Aljafir, and also into the swamp between Kurukar and Veastian."  She
switched hands.  "And we know that he has agents at the Satrap's court, even if his
sister Jasryala is NOT involved.  It seems likely that he has agents in other nations
and city-states, for instance, he must have agents in the Andorian League.
Stormcrowe and North Fork, of course.  Murska, Malcorn, maybe on the Isle of the
Eye."
     Vekhirn held up a hand to stop her.  "You have made your point, Moonlady," he
said.  "Organize that as you will, and I will give thought to dividing up the magical
investigations, for it is true that I am only one man.  Sometimes I grow tired, and
the tired mind misses points of importance.  And there must be others with the
awareness of danger and the knowledge to resist.  I shall see to that."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
                       (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in STORMCROWE a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  I want to know who's buying 
the drinks for who tonight at The Shadow's Fountain, seeing as MIDDLE EARTH's 41-23-2 
has earned them 5th place in the ranks.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for MUTANT HAMMERZ, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 
7 into 21st.  The SRETSAMLEUD II guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, GIMLI fought BISHOP HAMMER and gained 26 points and contributed to MIDDLE 
EARTH's 4-1-1.  Defending his title for another turn, REALITY kept AVID FANS' 
warrior, THE JANITOR, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Shadow's Fountain?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on STORMCROWE, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding KELLUMBO'S KIDS more than any other team we find MAIDEN JAPAN.  
STORMCROWE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was DARQUE FORCES' warrior PAYNE.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when 
someone like BOLO from OF WOLF & MAN 4 challenges down 26 points to fight LEND of 
SRETSAMLEUD II?  We're not surprised to hear that BOLO overcame LEND, but I bet it 
would be interesting to hear why OF WOLF & MAN 4 made such a challenge.  Tsk, tsk, 
tsk.  MEALTWIST, does your manager know you're challenging down 28 points to fight 
WHO TOOTED?? from THE DAMNED II?  Well, it only serves justice to see that MEALTWIST 
was subdued by WHO TOOTED??.  Heh, heh.  In a brave attempt, WRATHCHILD from MAIDEN 
JAPAN challenged up 18 points to fight DEVASTATOR from the NOSTALGIA stable.  
WRATHCHILD perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested DEVASTATOR and ended up 
with 50 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  OF WOLF & MAN 4 has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you 
kill your fighter, BOL, who had a record of 6-3-0?' The manager of RAPTOR will not be 
pleased to learn that STRIX, a 5-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of DARQUE 
FORCES' PAYNE.  VORTEX has departed STORMCROWE, leaving SUDDEN FURY without their 
7-8-0 warrior.  Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  I 
guess it was coming sooner or later, MUTANT HAMMERZ has lost BISHOP HAMMER, and 
STORMCROWE is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  The bigger they are, 
as they say.  And what I say is that GIMLI had better watch out for MUTANT HAMMERZ, 
seeing as BISHOP HAMMER felled he this turn.  Kudos go out to JEFFERSON DAVIS this 
turn, for revenging JGW PERISHABLE 1's bloodfeud against DARKSTORM's warrior RHODE 
HOUSE.  Well done.  Is it really true that STORMCROWE has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      11   6  1   114       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUFFIE 4291                  13   5  0   108       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950          12   6  1   105       AVID FANS (65)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 TUNDRA 4280                  13   7  1    95       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE JANITOR 2545             11  11  1    93       AVID FANS (65)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        13  17  0    88       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 THE TRANSIENT 3494           10   0  0    88       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        17  20  0    87       AVID FANS (65)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            13  10  1    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 MERCED 4341                   7   1  1    73       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 GLACIER 4279                 12   8  1    71       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 BOLI 4316                     6   2  1    71       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 DARK ARENA MEAT 4477         11   2  0    68       MIDDLE EARTH (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE AMAZON 4445               6   0  0    65       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 PT CRUISER 4311               5   3  3    64       ERRATA (490)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  18  0    62       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             6   2  0    59       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 LYNX 4195                     7   5  0    58       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          6   3  0    57       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMLI 4472                    8   5  1    56       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 LYNN THAO 4332                6   5  0    54       THE DAMNED II (493)
 BOROMIR 4474                  8   5  0    52       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            6   2  1    52       NOSTALGIA (506)
 SMACKY 4301                   8   2  0    50       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               6   2  0    50       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 DESTRO 4418                   6   2  0    50       NOSTALGIA (506)
 PAYNE 4465                    4   0  1    49       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ARAGORN 4475                  9   4  1    47       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 CHEETAH 4343                  7   4  3    47       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 PUMA 4194                     8   5  0    45       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 HALF 4384                     7   4  1    44       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           6   2  0    44       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            5   3  2    44       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 LINE 4471                     4   0  1    41       ERRATA (490)
 HESPERORNIS 4437              4   3  0    41       RAPTOR (508)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               6   4  1    39       THE DAMNED II (493)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 JAGLAVOX 4429                 5   2  0    38       THE DAMNED II (493)
 BOLO 4315                     6   4  0    37       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 STANDBY 4314                  4   4  1    37       ERRATA (490)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             3   6  0    37       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 YUMALESCA 4289                8  11  1    36       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           5   1  0    34       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALROG 4473                   4   4  0    33       MIDDLE EARTH (511)
 TARG THE WHIP 4264            3   0  0    33       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 WHITE WOLF 4309               5   7  2    32       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PROWLER 4350                  5   3  0    32       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 LASOMBRA 4422                 4   3  1    32       DARKSTORM (507)
 HARPY 4438                    4   3  1    32       RAPTOR (508)
 THE RED 4340                  4   4  0    32       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             3   7  1    32       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         6   4  1    31       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 BOLING 4317                   6   3  0    31       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 XEPHER 4393                   4   2  1    31       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 CYBELL TROUPE 4346            4   4  0    30       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          3   1  0    30       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 121 4312                      3   5  1    29       ERRATA (490)
 RHINO 4491                    2   0  1    29       ERRATA (490)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               6   2  0    27       NOSTALGIA (506)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WITHER FAITH 4371             4   4  0    27       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492           8   2  0    26       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 VOLTRON 4452                  5   1  0    26       NOSTALGIA (506)
 ARROW 4421                    3   4  1    26       DARKSTORM (507)
 FROST BITE 4415               3   5  0    24       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               3   6  0    24       THE DAMNED II (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPY 4380                      5   3  1    23       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 TIGRIS 4339                   2   6  1    23       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 DICE 4381                     4   4  0    22       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          4   4  0    22       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 LORAX 4359                    3   6  0    22       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       1   4  0    22       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 WHO TOOTED?? 4492             1   1  0    22       THE DAMNED II (493)
 BONES 4349                    4   4  0    21       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            4   3  0    21       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 SNAKE PLISKIN 3495            4   6  0    20       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 LEOPARD 4466                  2   2  1    20       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 STORMHEART 4495               2   0  0    20       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                3   2  0    19       NOSTALGIA (506)
 MEALTWIST 4400                5   3  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        3   2  0    18       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 KING KONG IPA 4431            1   6  0    18       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 T'KALA 4357                   4   5  0    17       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        3   2  0    17       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
 CHINA SYNDROME 4449           2   4  0    17       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 TEXAS 4460                    2   1  0    17       ASAIRE (510)
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          1   4  1    16       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             4   3  0    15       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 RHODE HOUSE 4425              2   5  1    15       DARKSTORM (507)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          2   2  0    15       AVID FANS (65)
 SHIVERS 4451                  2   3  0    15       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 REDLINE 4444                  1   6  0    15       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 ROS 4486                      2   1  1    14       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 ARCTIC HARE 4485              2   1  0    13       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     1   1  0    13       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 PADDYPO 4443                  1   1  0    12       MIKES HEROES (509)
-BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           2   3  0    10       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 RED ZONE 4504                 1   0  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 MADD DWARF 4500               1   0  0    10       DARKSTORM (507)
 WEAK LINK 4458                2   3  0     9       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            2   3  0     9       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 ZEDD 4479                     2   2  0     8       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 OOGIBOOGI 4441                1   1  0     8       MIKES HEROES (509)
 THE TROOPER 4481              1   2  0     8       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-STUMPY JOE 432                2   1  0     7       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 BIND SATAN DRAGON 3238        1   4  0     7       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
-PINGU 4439                    0   1  0     7       MIKES HEROES (509)
 ROSELYN 4498                  1   0  0     6       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 LEND 4480                     1   2  0     5       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 THELEN THE REDD 4263          1   2  0     5       MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
 BRANDI ALEXANDER 4497         1   1  0     4       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 UNCLE SAM 4461                0   4  0     4       ASAIRE (510)
 FLEMMING 4459                 0   3  0     3       ASAIRE (510)
 PAMPAS 4484                   0   3  0     3       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-MAD HATTER 433                0   1  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-FANTASY FRED 431              0   3  0     3       DISCO DWARVES (68)
-RIBBONS 429                   0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 ATRA ASTRUM 4494              0   2  0     2       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-ZIPPY 430                     0   2  0     2       DISCO DWARVES (68)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         0   1  0     1       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREENRIVRKILLR 4501           0   1  0     1       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAKOTA 4462             1  1 0 ASAIRE 510           RHINO 4491            269   
LINCON 4463             1  2 0 ASAIRE 510           ARENAMASTER NHOR      270  NONE
RASBERRY 4499           0  1 0 ASAIRE 510           SPYMASTER             270  NONE
HARPY 4423              3  4 0 DARKSTORM 507        HARPY 4438            270   
AMY WONG 4483           1  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 428    ROS 4486              269   
L.E.F. 4394             1  5 0 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    BANDIT PRINCE         270  NONE
ROBOGIRL 4392           4  2 1 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    HALF 4384             269   
THE OTHER SIDE 4395     3  3 0 DDR SUPERNOVA 502    LINE 4471             270   
ATL 4310                2  2 0 ERRATA 490           MERCED 4341           266  NOT REVENGED
MARTA 4313              2  4 0 ERRATA 490           BOLI 4316             268   
VELVET JONES 4478       1  1 0 JGW PERISHABLE 1 495 RHODE HOUSE 4425      268  JUST REVENGED
NAUGHTIA 4433           2  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  XEPHER 4393           266  REVENGED
WASTED YEARS 4408       2  4 0 MAIDEN JAPAN 504     OPTIMUS PRIME 4417    268   
LAALA 4440              0  2 0 MIKES HEROES 509     HIGH ELF              270  NONE
STORBOLL 4442           0  2 0 MIKES HEROES 509     BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  270   
BISHOP HAMMER 3993     12 16 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   GIMLI 4472            270   
BOL 4318                6  4 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  SHEWISH GIANT         270  NONE
DA 1 4503               0  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  BANDIT PRINCE         270  NONE
THE NILE 4338           3  2 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    CHEETAH 4343          267  REVENGED
NIGHTFALL 4447          1  1 0 PHANTOM REGIMENT 496 JAGERMEISTER 4302     266  REVENGED
OSPREY 4434             2  5 0 RAPTOR 508           YUMALESCA 4289        270   
PIPER 4489              1  1 0 RAPTOR 508           LEOPARD 4466          270   
STRIX 4436              5  2 0 RAPTOR 508           PAYNE 4465            270   
TU 4379                 2  2 0 SRETSAMLEUD II 500   ICHABOD CRANE 4352    266  NOT REVENGED
ANGELKISS 4448          0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      ARROW 4421            266  REVENGED
VORTEX 4285             7  9 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      PT CRUISER 4311       270   
KENSAI 4363             3  4 0 SWORD SAINTS 498     PT CRUISER 4311       266  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Road Warriors -- Sorry about Bambi.  It was all Master Darque's fault.  He had one of
his fighters wearing a hat of disguise.  I was actually in the mountains visiting my
grandmother.  I didn't even fight this turn.  So Bloodfeud Master Darque.  Thanks. --
Lasombra

Frost Bite -- Well, that's one way to cool my jets! -- China Syndrome

Voltron -- There is a limit to my patience, and you have certainly determined it. --
Weak Link

Texas -- What CAN I say?! -- Redline

Gimli -- Dwarves...axes?  STAY AWAY FROM MY TREES!! -- The Lorax

Aha!  Another new Duelmaster, and another toast to the Isle.  Hammer, my thanks for
the 'halfway' bonus.  My Lady, we have got to figure out something soon....  I'm of a
notion to DA my team!  It looks like my karmic bank bounced a check on this bunch,
but I'll see what I can dregde up.  Whatever comes I'll see it through. -- Michael
Eldritch

Master Darque -- The church of Ahringol would like the extra cert to be given to the
manager who has the most deaths on their team (no DA's) as a parting gift from the
lord of the dead. -- Liam Il'Chant, Black Abbot for the city of Morya

Wither Faith -- I see my death has made you happy, whatever for? -- Ghost of Marie

Reaper -- It's the dark blessing Ahringol give to all his paladins, clerics,
blackguards, and undead servants. -- Angel Dust, paladin of Ahringol

Michael Eldritch -- That would be one and the same, if Baphomet runs one this year
we'll give you a call. -- Liam

Bishop Hammer -- You are a mean one. -- Lynn Thao

Prowler -- A great fight!  Hate my weapons when they brake. -- JAg la vox

The Other Side -- Great openning move, you're a wild beast. -- Angel Dust, etc.

Embezzling Scribe -- I hope you stab your big toe! -- Sir Marius the Black

Oogiboogi -- You get me when I was still trying to say your name. -- Whotooted??

Owlin -- What you say we get a meal at the Bull Dog Inn? -- Liam
P.S.  You should be able to get us free food.

Standby -- Why try? -- Merced

2 Girls 1 Cup -- Thought I had you, perhaps again sometime.... -- Tigris

Flying Dutchman -- Truer words were never spoken. -- Mississippi

Michael Eldritch -- Many thanks for your efforts on the scoring, we appreciate the
extra points found, especially considering the tight race! -- Stik and Old Man River

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
L.E.F. was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
LAALA was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
LINCON was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DA 1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
RASBERRY was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
JEFFERSON DAVIS devastated RHODE HOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
THE RED was viciously subdued by CHEETAH in a 2 minute bloody Bloodfeud match.
BONES was overcome by JAGERMEISTER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
TEXAS was viciously subdued by RHINO in a 3 minute beginner's Bloodfeud melee.
KING KONG IPA was defeated by XEPHER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud duel.
RIME-ANCIENT MARINER was viciously subdued by OPTIMUS PRIME in a 2 minute fight.
JOHNNIE WALKER narrowly defeated SIR MARIUS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
YUFFIE demolished SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
AUNTY ENTITY was unbelievably bested by TUNDRA in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
LYNN THAO was handily defeated by MERCED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
BOLI won victory over DESTRO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
LYNX vanquished BOLING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
PUMA bested PROWLER in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MERCY FOR NONE was savagely defeated by JACOB MARLEY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
STRIX was savagely slain by PAYNE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BOLO devastated LEND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
HESPERORNIS won victory over CLAUDE ELLIS in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
MEALTWIST was unbelievably bested by WHO TOOTED?? in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
LASOMBRA savagely defeated 2 GIRLS 1 CUP in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
WRATHCHILD vanquished DEVASTATOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VOLTRON luckily beat TIGRIS in a action packed 3 minute brutal Challenge match.
HARPY was viciously butchered by HARPY in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge fray.
RUNNING FREE beat UNCLE SAM in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
FLYING DUTCHMAN vanquished T'KALA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
OSPREY was slain by YUMALESCA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SPY viciously subdued THE TROOPER in a exciting 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
OOGIBOOGI was narrowly defeated by SPEAKS IN TONGUES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BRAVE NEW WORLD executed STORBOLL in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge bout.
BRANDI ALEXANDER was viciously subdued by SHIVERS in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MAGMUS MARTUM was demolished by DICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FLEMMING was luckily beaten by NOT AGAIN in a 4 minute brutal novice's Challenge fray.
ATRA ASTRUM was demolished by CHINA SYNDROME in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
REALITY overpowered THE JANITOR in a 1 minute uneven bout.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR overpowered GLACIER in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
A TALENT SCOUT vanquished DARK ARENA MEAT in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
THE TRANSIENT won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a unpopular 4 minute duel.
THE STATISTICIAN demolished BEAST HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
ARAGORN handily defeated LORAX in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BOROMIR handily defeated SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
VORTEX was murdered by PT CRUISER in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
BISHOP HAMMER was assassinated by GIMLI in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
ICHABOD CRANE overpowered TRUCIDO SOMNIUM in a 1 minute uneven competition.
THE AMAZON subdued SMACKY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
STANDBY was luckily beaten by JAGLAVOX in a popular 3 minute battle.
ANGEL DUST overpowered ARCTIC HARE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HALF handily defeated WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ARROW was demolished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
CYBELL TROUPE was defeated by BALROG in a 2 minute brutal brawl.
ROS was demolished by TARG THE WHIP in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
LINE executed THE OTHER SIDE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SNAKE PLISKIN was bested by 121 in a 2 minute fight.
WITHER FAITH defeated FROST BITE in a 3 minute brawl.
REDLINE was unbelievably bested by DIRK HAMMERTOE in a 8 minute brutal contest.
WEAK LINK was beaten by MADD DWARF in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
LEOPARD murdered PIPER in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PADDYPO overcame BIND SATAN DRAGON in a popular 5 minute amateur's bout.
THELEN THE REDD was luckily beaten by ROSELYN in a 12 minute novice's brawl.
AN ARENA DOCTOR overpowered WOLFSBANE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WANT TO KNOW JESUS overpowered ZEDD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PAMPAS was overpowered by HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
STORMHEART outwaited EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 7 minute novice's fight.
GREENRIVRKILLR was devastated by RED ZONE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         WALL OF STEEL     62 -  40 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 24         TOTAL PARRY       60 -  39 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         AIMED BLOW        41 -  36 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         LUNGING ATTACK    96 -  95 - 12      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  36 -  4      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   78 -  94 -  8      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  20 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  61 -  6      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  23 -  2      28  |

Turn 270 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:

TOTAL PARRY       10 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  5     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK   13 - 11     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 14     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  9         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951    11   6  1  114 AVID FANS (65)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                13   5  0  108 DARQUE FORCES (428)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TRANSIENT 3494         10   0  0   88 MEN OF ILL REPUTE (395)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253          13  10  1   82 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               12   8  1   71 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE AMAZON 4445             6   0  0   65 OLD MAN RIVER (494)
PARRY-LUNGE      LYNX 4195                   7   5  0   58 THE LION'S DEN (479)
WALL OF STEEL    JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348        6   3  0   57 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
PARRY-STRIKE     JAGLAVOX 4429               5   2  0   38 THE DAMNED II (493)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is A TALENT SCOUT 3950.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOLI 4316.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLAUDE ELLIS 4345, 
RHINO 4491, JACOB MARLEY 4351, SPY 4380, OPTIMUS PRIME 4417, TIGRIS 4339, STANDBY 
4314, PADDYPO 4443, MEALTWIST 4400, and THE AMAZON 4445.

The least popular fighter this week was ROSELYN 4498.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIRK HAMMERTOE 3492, THE TRANSIENT 3494, STORMHEART 4495, BIND SATAN 
DRAGON 3238, MADD DWARF 4500, NOT AGAIN 4455, GREENRIVRKILLR 4501, PAMPAS 4484, ZEDD 
4479, and WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502.

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

REALITY (45-4383) SRETSAMLEUD II (500)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

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

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TUNDRA 4280 (11-6-1)                   5  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JACOB MARLEY 4351 (3-2-0)              3  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
LYNX 4195 (5-4-0)                      2  3  0         THE LION'S DEN       
GLACIER 4279 (11-6-1)                  1  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES        
JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348 (4-2-0)           1  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOLOL 4319 (6-1-0)                     4  1  0  DEAD   OF WOLF & MAN 4      
BOROMIR 4474 (5-5-0)                   5  3  0         MIDDLE EARTH         
ICHABOD CRANE 4352 (2-3-2)             5  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
BOL 4318 (4-3-0)                       4  3  0         OF WOLF & MAN 4      
BOLI 4316 (3-2-0)                      4  3  0         OF WOLF & MAN 4      
THE RED 4340 (3-2-0)                   4  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
ARAGORN 4475 (8-2-1)                   3  3  0         MIDDLE EARTH         
BOLO 4315 (4-3-0)                      2  3  0         OF WOLF & MAN 4      
PROWLER 4350 (4-1-0)                   2  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
BALROG 4473 (2-3-0)                    1  3  0         MIDDLE EARTH         
DESTRO 4418 (4-1-0)                    1  3  0         NOSTALGIA            
HARPY 4438 (1-3-0)                     1  3  0         RAPTOR               
JOHNNIE WALKER 4446 (3-0-0)            1  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469 (0-1-0)           3  3  1         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397 (3-1-0)             2  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
PAYNE 4465 (1-0-0)                     2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
BASHER 3925 (1-0-0)                    1  3  0         DEMOLISHERS          
CONDOR 4456 (1-1-0)                    1  3  0  DEAD   RAPTOR               
HESPERORNIS 4437 (2-2-0)               1  3  0         RAPTOR               
JAGLAVOX 4429 (3-1-0)                  1  3  0         THE DAMNED II        
STRIX 4436 (3-1-0)                     1  3  0         RAPTOR               
MARIE 4428 (2-2-0)                     0  1  0  DEAD   THE DAMNED II        
SLIPPERY KITTEN 4432 (2-2-0)           0  1  0  DEAD   KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINGU 4439 (0-0-0)                     3  3  0         MIKES HEROES         
ARCTIC HARE 4485 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES        
ROS 4486 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
OOGIBOOGI 4441 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         MIKES HEROES         

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PUMA 4194 (7-3-0)                      1  3  0         THE LION'S DEN       
CLAUDE ELLIS 4345 (2-4-0)              0  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     
MERCED 4341 (4-1-1)                    0  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
WHITE WOLF 4309 (4-5-2)                0  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES        

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OPTIMUS PRIME 4417 (3-2-0)             5  3  1         NOSTALGIA            
FROST BITE 4415 (2-3-0)                2  3  0         ARCTIC WASTES        
TIGRIS 4339 (2-3-1)                    1  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
BOLING 4317 (5-1-0)                    0  3  0         OF WOLF & MAN 4      
CHEETAH 4343 (5-3-3)                   0  3  0         THE LION'S DEN       
CYBELL TROUPE 4346 (3-2-0)             0  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     
DARK ARENA MEAT 4477 (9-1-0)           0  3  0         MIDDLE EARTH         
GIMLI 4472 (7-3-0)                     0  3  0         MIDDLE EARTH         
THE AMAZON 4445 (3-0-0)                0  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSPREY 4434 (2-2-0)                    2  3  0         RAPTOR               
VELVET JONES 4478 (1-0-0)              1  3  0         JGW PERISHABLE 1     

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILK 4468 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0  DEAD   SWORD SAINTS         
STORBOLL 4442 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         MIKES HEROES         
STORM CLOUD 4391 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         BARHOPPERS II        
MISSISSIPPI 4487 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
RUM NUT 4390 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         BARHOPPERS II