DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2008    Duedate: 12/30/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOLI
OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
(45-4316) [12-2-2,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOLI                           FRODO
OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)          ADVENTURERS (512)
(45-4316) [12-2-2,146]         (45-4550) [2-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AUNTY ENTITY                   AUNTY ENTITY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4253) [18-11-1,118]        (45-4253) [18-11-1,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ADVENTURERS (512)           33
2. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      25      NOSTALGIA (506)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         25      Unchartered Team
4. NOSTALGIA (506)             21
5. ARCTIC WASTES (486)         16      ADVENTURERS (512)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NOSTALGIA (506)           46  23  2 66.7   1/ 6 NOSTALGIA (506)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     49  26  4 65.3   2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      11  4 0
 3/ 3 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    45  25  2 64.3   3/ 7 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)   10  5 0
 4/ 4 DARQUE FORCES (428)      314 215 16 59.4   4/ 1 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     9  6 1
 5/ 6 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      43  35  6 55.1   5- 5 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     8  2 1
 6- 7 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       35  29  3 54.7   6- 4 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    7  2 1
 7- 8 JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    35  30  1 53.8   7- 2*ASAIRE (510)              7  3 0
 8- 9 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     33  29  3 53.2   8/ 8 THE LION'S DEN (479)      7  5 0
 9-10 THE DAMNED II (493)       34  31  1 52.3   9-10 OLD MAN RIVER (494)       5  5 1
10/11 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       63  61  6 50.8  10/15 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      4  8 0
11-12 ERRATA (490)              31  34  8 47.7  11/ 9 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       4  8 0
12-14 RAPTOR (508)              25  29  1 46.3  12/23*ADVENTURERS (512)         4 11 0
13/13 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      81  94  3 46.3  13-16 PACIS EX NEX (499)        3  6 0
14/15 THE LION'S DEN (479)      45  54  5 45.5  14-12 SUDDEN FURY (487)         2  2 0
15-16 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        25  31  2 44.6  15-19 SHATTERPOINT (497)        2  3 0
16-17 PACIS EX NEX (499)        28  37  1 43.1  16-14 RAPTOR (508)              2  3 0
17-18*ASAIRE (510)              17  24  1 41.5  17/22 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      2  7 0
18/19 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    16  27  0 37.2  18-11 THE DAMNED II (493)       1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 SHATTERPOINT (497)        23  42  2 35.4  19-18 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        1  3 0
20-21 SUDDEN FURY (487)         31  60  2 34.1  20/13 MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)    1  8 0
21/23*ADVENTURERS (512)          5  20  0 20.0  21-17 ERRATA (490)              1  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 432): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings from the top of the heap!  It is I, your master of dueling, Boli.  I want
to take this time to thank the peons that helped me achieve my lofty goal.  First, to
you Jefferson Davis.  Good fight.  Not really.  No seriously good fight.  Ok
notsomuch.  Thank you for the throne, you were a little dodgier than I thought, but
my superior attack wouldn't allow you to escape the awesomeness that is I.

Second, to all the other little people that I destroyed on the way.  I thank you for
making this rightful ascension a humorous one at least.  And with that, I leave you.
That's right, none of you are deserving of fighting the brilliance that is I until I
deem it necessary.  Thus I am vacating the throne.  I know your wives are secretly
weeping that I am leaving, but alas I am going to save the masterpiece of dueling for
another contest at another time, if it ever comes back to this arena.

With that, I take my leave.

Boli the Humble

Guess what?  I LIED!  I am going to continue to fight until I lose, upon which time I
will send myself to the dark arena in shame.  I can't bear the thought of losing to
one of you and it will send me into such a dark funk that I won't be able to live
with myself.  Merced, you will be my challenge this turn. -- Boli the unstable

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of STORMCROWE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I have begun to suspect trickery on 
the part of ADVENTURERS.  How else weeks like this one's 3-2-0?  How else the sudden 
move to 12th team?  There were bitter words at THE DAMNED II's guildhouse after a 
0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 18th.  Dark Arena anyone?  My 
praise to PHANTOM REGIMENT for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a 
skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  DICE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested SPEAKS IN TONGUES and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DICE put down SPEAKS 
IN TONGUES, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
GLACIER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
BOLI.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In STORMCROWE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in STORMCROWE these days is DARQUE FORCES.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of PHANTOM REGIMENT are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in STORMCROWE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of BOLING 
who at 9-5-2 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of OF WOLF & MAN 4's 
demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected fighter 
BOLING (9-5-2) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  Some guilds 
are strict but few are as heartless as OF WOLF & MAN 4.  Witness, last turn they sent 
MINOTAURO, a 3-1-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Was I the only one shocked to see the 
well respected fighter TWO-TURN TITAN (3-0-0) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  
He is now dead.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLI 4316                    12   2  2   146       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            18  11  1   118       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 YUFFIE 4291                  18   6  0    98       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GLACIER 4279                 16  10  1    98       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351            10   4  0    95       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-MERCED 4341                  10   3  1    92       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          9   5  0    88       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352           10   4  2    79       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-LYNN THAO 4332                8   6  0    77       THE DAMNED II (493)
-PT CRUISER 4311               7   6  4    75       ERRATA (490)
 LYNX 4195                    11   7  0    74       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355        10   6  1    74       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 DESTRO 4418                  10   4  0    74       NOSTALGIA (506)
-JOHNNIE WALKER 4446           8   2  0    73       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        14  22  0    72       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417           10   4  1    68       NOSTALGIA (506)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MERCY FOR NONE 4370           9   4  0    66       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             7   7  0    66       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 PROWLER 4350                 10   4  0    65       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-JAGLAVOX 4429                 8   3  0    65       THE DAMNED II (493)
 DEVASTATOR 4419              11   3  0    64       NOSTALGIA (506)
-THE RED 4340                  7   6  0    61       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 YUMALESCA 4289               13  12  1    58       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-TIGRIS 4339                   6   7  1    57       OLD MAN RIVER (494)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROST BITE 4415               7   7  0    55       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 PUMA 4194                    11   8  0    54       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-CHINA SYNDROME 4449           4   6  1    54       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-HARPY 4438                    8   3  1    50       RAPTOR (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            7   4  0    48       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-T'KALA 4357                   7   6  0    48       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 DICE 4381                     8   6  0    46       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-STANDBY 4314                  6   7  1    46       ERRATA (490)
 FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469          7   3  0    45       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 PAYNE 4465                    5   5  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-JAGERMEISTER 4302             5   9  1    44       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241       4   7  0    44       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
-WITHER FAITH 4371             8   5  0    43       PACIS EX NEX (499)
-WRATHCHILD 4407               6   6  0    42       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-THE TROOPER 4481              4   3  0    42       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-HESPERORNIS 4437              5   6  0    41       RAPTOR (508)
-SIR MARIUS 4334               5   7  0    37       THE DAMNED II (493)
-VADIS 4535                    4   0  1    37       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-SMACKY 4301                   9   5  0    36       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 VOLTRON 4452                  8   4  0    36       NOSTALGIA (506)
 HALF 4384                     8   9  2    35       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
-121 4312                      5   8  1    34       ERRATA (490)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LINE 4471                     5   4  1    31       ERRATA (490)
-TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          6   7  0    30       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 LEOPARD 4466                  4   6  1    30       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-RHINO 4491                    4   3  1    29       ERRATA (490)
 DC MASTER 4523                4   1  0    29       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
-STORMHEART 4495               5   2  0    28       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-WHO TOOTED?? 4492             4   1  0    28       THE DAMNED II (493)
-STRIKATURHED 4543             2   1  0    28       ASAIRE (510)
-ANGEL DUST 4331               6   7  1    26       THE DAMNED II (493)
 SPEAKS IN TONGUES 3239        5   6  0    26       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
-SKUM III 4529                 4   0  0    26       ASAIRE (510)
 FRODO 4550                    2   1  0    24       ADVENTURERS (512)
-ATRA ASTRUM 4494              2   5  0    24       PACIS EX NEX (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUNNING FREE 4406             6   5  0    23       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 NOT AGAIN 4455                6   5  0    23       NOSTALGIA (506)
-MAGMUS MARTUM 4454            3   6  1    23       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 FELIDAE 4536                  3   1  0    23       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-ZEDD 4479                     3   5  0    22       SUDDEN FURY (487)
-RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     3   1  0    22       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237        5   6  0    21       MIRACLE WORKSHOP (371)
-LORAX 4359                    4   9  0    21       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-SUPER SKUM 4545               3   0  0    21       ASAIRE (510)
-CRANE 4512                    2   2  0    20       RAPTOR (508)
 ROSELYN 4498                  6   1  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-STRIKIN U 4530                2   2  1    19       ASAIRE (510)
-BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          3   6  2    17       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 MERRY 4520                    2   3  0    16       ADVENTURERS (512)
 GRATEFUL DEAD 4525            2   3  0    16       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
-GREENRIVRKILLR 4501           2   4  0    16       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
-WEAK LINK 4458                3   6  0    15       SHATTERPOINT (497)
-KRISTY 4539                   2   1  1    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
-THE RHINE 4554                1   0  1    14       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
-ROMAN BOWEN 4537              2   1  0    13       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
-REDLINE 4444                  1  10  0    13       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 DIRT 4555                     1   0  0    13       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
-ROBERT SMITH 4538             2   1  1    11       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 BILBO 4517                    1   4  0    11       ADVENTURERS (512)
-CHEESEY 4522                  2   2  0    10       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 ROCKSLIDE HAMMER 4515         2   4  0    10       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-BASHUHARD 4544                2   1  0     7       ASAIRE (510)
 WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502         0   7  0     7       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERON 4513                    0   4  0     4       RAPTOR (508)
 SAME 4549                     0   3  0     3       ADVENTURERS (512)
-SKYDRAKE 4532                 0   3  0     3       RAPTOR (508)
 POLAR FOX 4558                0   1  0     1       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PIPPEN 4519             0  4 0 ADVENTURERS 512      KRISTY 4539           275   
SAM 4559                0  1 0 ADVENTURERS 512      HIGH ELF              276  NONE
MUD 4556                0  1 0 ARCTIC WASTES 486    BLACK ORC             276  NONE
BUFFALO 4533            0  1 0 DARKSTORM 507        STRIKIN U 4530        272  REVENGED
BOB 4553                0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  ROBERT SMITH 4538     275   
BIND SATAN DRAGO 3238   2  6 0 MIRACLE WORKSHOP 371 VADIS 4535            273   
BEAST HAMMER 3963      13 20 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   PT CRUISER 4311       273   
BOLING 4317             9  6 2 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  STONE GOLEM           276  NONE
MINOTAURO 4505          3  2 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  DARK CHAMPION         276  NONE
TWO-TURN TITAN 4546     3  1 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 491  SPYMASTER             276  NONE
THE AMAZON 4445         6  3 0 OLD MAN RIVER 494    BOLING 4317           274  REVENGED
SLAPPY 4521             0  3 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453  273   
CHEETAH 4343            8  5 3 THE LION'S DEN 479   BOLI 4316             272  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Great work on the Slaughterhouse Contest.  This arena has been a lot of fun.  The
Kids will be sticking around a little bit to do some tourney prepping. -- DK

Tripwire -- Thanks so much for being a great partner for the contest.  Discussing
strats and warriors each month was a lot of fun.  You really owned the arena big guy.
Way to go.  We did it! -- DK

Congrats to Tripwire and Kellumbo on winning the Slaughterhouse!  It was a tight
match, but you pulled away in the last two turns. -- Nomad

Congratulations also to Master Darque on a well run contest.  This was my first
experience with a contest, and it was a good one.  I look forward to the next
Slaughterhouse. -- Nomad

To all -- The Phantoms intend to stick around in Stormcrowe for awhile.  We are not
sure how consistent our presence will be, but we will be around.  Also, while
anything goes in a contest, the Regiment will be reverting to typical Nomad form
until the next Slaughterhouse.  This means no down-challenges unless we are down-
challenged first.  Hopefully many others will be sticking around as well. -- Nomad
and the Phantom Regiment

Magmus Martum -- It was very brave of you to return for the final bloodfeud.
Honorable as well.  Nice try in the contest. -- Ichabod

Line -- A contest special on the challenge.  Nice try. -- Prowler

Aunty Entity -- Usually when I manage to dodge that many attacks at some point I am
able to turn things around.  But you didn't let me.  Nice job. -- Jacob Marley

Claude Ellis -- Nice fight.  I want to try that one again sometime. -- Dutchman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOLING was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MINOTAURO was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TWO-TURN TITAN was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SAM was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MUD was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
ICHABOD CRANE overpowered SHADOWCAT HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FLYING DUTCHMAN was devastated by SEBASTIAN HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
DC MASTER devastated HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BOLI viciously subdued GLACIER in a action packed 1 minute expert's Title fight.
AUNTY ENTITY won victory over DESTRO in a action packed 3 minute veteran's duel.
LYNX was vanquished by YUFFIE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JACOB MARLEY handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PROWLER subdued WANT TO KNOW JESUS in a 3 minute match.
OPTIMUS PRIME devastated HALF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DEVASTATOR subdued FROST BITE in a 2 minute bloody match.
PAYNE was beaten by PUMA in a 2 minute conflict.
YUMALESCA handily defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
SPEAKS IN TONGUES was devastated by DICE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VOLTRON beat LEOPARD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
NOT AGAIN was viciously subdued by FRODO in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
GRATEFUL DEAD beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute match.
ROSELYN defeated SAME in a 3 minute conflict.
WOLFSBANE HAMMER was viciously subdued by BILBO in a 2 minute gory contest.
ROCKSLIDE HAMMER was overpowered by FELIDAE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MERRY overpowered POLAR FOX in a 1 minute uneven fray.
DIRT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       73 -  41 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  54 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        37 -  31 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  31 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    98 - 120 -  7      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   83 - 104 - 10      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  70 -  6      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  26 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 276 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  7         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BOLI 4316                  12   2  2  146 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                18   6  0   98 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   GLACIER 4279               16  10  1   98 ARCTIC WASTES (486)
LUNGING ATTACK   JACOB MARLEY 4351          10   4  0   95 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
PARRY-LUNGE      LYNX 4195                  11   7  0   74 THE LION'S DEN (479)
TOTAL PARRY      DESTRO 4418                10   4  0   74 NOSTALGIA (506)
WALL OF STEEL    PROWLER 4350               10   4  0   65 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YUMALESCA 4289             13  12  1   58 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469        7   3  0   45 PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AUNTY ENTITY 4253.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AUNTY ENTITY 4253.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEOPARD 4466, 
FRODO 4550, SAME 4549, BOLI 4316, PROWLER 4350, WANT TO KNOW JESUS 3241, BILBO 4517, 
ICHABOD CRANE 4352, YUFFIE 4291, and FROST BITE 4415.

The least popular fighter this week was NOT AGAIN 4455.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DC MASTER 4523, POLAR FOX 4558, WOLFSBANE HAMMER 4502, SPEAKS IN 
TONGUES 3239, HALF 4384, HOLY VIRGIN BLOOD 3237, FLYING DUTCHMAN 4469, SHADOWCAT 
HAMMER 3961, SAM 4559, and TWO-TURN TITAN 4546.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AUNTY ENTITY (45-4253) DARQUE FORCES (428)
YUFFIE (45-4291) DARQUE FORCES (428)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

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 XLVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH FOG 4017 (68-31-0)               6  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
THE REFEREE 1091 (74-48-4)             1  3  0         AVID FANS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TUNDRA 4280 (16-8-1)                   0  2  0         ARCTIC WASTES        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397 (6-4-0)             0  2  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROS 4486 (4-3-1)                       6  3  0  DEAD   KELLUMBO'S KIDS      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VADIS 4535 (3-0-1)                     4  3  0         KELLUMBO'S KIDS      
SHINOBI GEISHA 4493 (0-0-0)            3  3  0         SWORD SAINTS         
SKUM III 4529 (3-0-0)                  3  3  0         ASAIRE               
OOGIBOOGI 4441 (1-1-0)                 0  2  0         MIKES HEROES         
PINGU 4439 (0-1-0)                     0  2  0         MIKES HEROES         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SVAMPBOB 4510 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         MIKES HEROES         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              5  3  0         AVID FANS            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            4  3  0  DEAD   AVID FANS            

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILK 4468 (0-0-0)                      2  1  0  DEAD   SWORD SAINTS         
MARIE 4428 (2-2-0)                     2  3  0         THE DAMNED II