DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2012    Duedate: 03/20/2012

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-318

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROSELYN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4498) [22-5-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPPHIRA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARQUE FORCES (428)            
(45-4646) [11-1-3,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PINGU                          THE WINTER QUEEN
MIKES HEROES (509)             NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4439) [6-4-0,62]           (45-4672) [2-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIKES HEROES (509)          67
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         41      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)       15      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHT BREED (403)          -2
5. RESCUE RANGERS (205)        -6       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      384 236 24 61.9   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      13  2 2
 2/ 0 MIKES HEROES (509)        30  20  2 60.0   2/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     8  7 0
 3/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (205)     134  96  4 58.3   3/ 0 MIKES HEROES (509)        4  1 0
 4/ 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     53  39  4 57.6   4/ 0 OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     1  0 0
 5/ 0 KNIGHT BREED (403)        36  35  0 50.7   5/ 0 RESCUE RANGERS (205)      1  4 0
 6/ 2 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    259 301  7 46.3   6/ 0 KNIGHT BREED (403)        1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 244): AVONSIDE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 295): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 246): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 244): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly STORMCROWE games.  KEJSAREN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GLITRINA and was awarded 27 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KEJSAREN put down 
GLITRINA, causing her to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has ROSELYN in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in STORMCROWE seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries of this world.  
This week arena veteran IAPERE was slain, despite a 11-4-1 record.  Cruelly, SAPPHIRA 
of DARQUE FORCES has slain the lesser ranked IAPERE.  Word already flies around town 
that NORTHERN LIGHTS plans a bloodfeud!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in STORMCROWE as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  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                  
 ROSELYN 4498                 22   5  0   100       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPPHIRA 4646                11   1  3   111       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240          11   1  1   108       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ANDROMEDA 4594               10   2  1    97       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIP 3321                    15   6  0    87       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
 BALOO 3255                   13  10  0    67       RESCUE RANGERS (205)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PINGU 4439                    6   4  0    62       MIKES HEROES (509)
 AURORA MARIE 4648            11   9  0    58       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEJSAREN 4584                 5   1  0    55       MIKES HEROES (509)
 BENEZIA 4670                  3   2  1    51       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SHIVOR 4569                   2   3  0    48       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 WHITE BEAR 4647              10  12  0    42       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 KERRIGAN 3545                 8   6  0    41       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 RAYNOR 3549                   8   6  0    40       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 SVAMPBOB 4510                 5   1  0    38       MIKES HEROES (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLITRINA 4656                 8   6  1    33       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 PADDYPO 4443                  7   4  0    33       MIKES HEROES (509)
 STORABOLLEN 4509              6   3  2    33       MIKES HEROES (509)
-DC MASTER 4523                5   1  0    33       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMNOLE 3439                  2   6  0    29       RESCUE RANGERS (205)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAMBI 3462                    3   3  1    18       RESCUE RANGERS (205)
 THE WINTER QUEEN 4672         2   0  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THUMPER 3480                  1   3  0     6       RESCUE RANGERS (205)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JINZO 4325              0  1 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     MOUNTAIN TROLL        318  NONE
KAISER 4071             0  1 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     MOUNTAIN TROLL        318  NONE
MAHA VAILO 4072         0  1 0 KNIGHT BREED 403     WURM KIN              318  NONE
AVALANCHE 4652          7  6 0 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SAPPHIRA 4646         316   
IAPERE 4655            11  4 1 NORTHERN LIGHTS 393  SAPPHIRA 4646         318   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sapphira -- I figure it's your golemnity.  Either that, or the darqueness which, with
my aurora, I attempt to lighten. -- Aurora Marie
P.S.  You certainly sucked the skills out of me!

Andromeda -- What?  I thought you were a galaxy far, far away! -- Glitrina
P.S.  You could've taught me something.  I'm not actually stupid, you know.

The Ambitious Guard is stupid.  Which I suppose explains HIS failure to teach
anything. -- Iapere

Benezia -- Is it just you Darque folks, and us Light folks, and the standbys?
That's, um, it isn't healthy.  But at least we have each other. -- White Bear

Is this Deserter person really from Mordant?  And if so, why? -- The Winter Queen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KAISER was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JINZO was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MAHA VAILO was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ROSELYN outlasted CHIP in a unpopular 25 minute gory master's Title duel.
ANDROMEDA savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
CELESTIAL ROSE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAPPHIRA executed IAPERE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BALOO luckily beat BENEZIA in a action packed 4 minute gruesome uneven melee.
KERRIGAN was vanquished by PINGU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GLITRINA was vanquished by KEJSAREN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
WHITE BEAR was handily defeated by SHIVOR in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
AURORA MARIE subdued PADDYPO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
NIMNOLE was bested by SVAMPBOB in a 5 minute battle.
RAYNOR savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur brawl.
STORABOLLEN viciously subdued BAMBI in a 2 minute bloody bout.
THUMPER was outwaited by THE WINTER QUEEN in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  3      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  10 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 318 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROSELYN 4498               22   5  0  100 DARQUE FORCES (428)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAPPHIRA 4646              11   1  3  111 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  CELESTIAL ROSE 4240        11   1  1  108 DARQUE FORCES (428)
WALL OF STEEL    AURORA MARIE 4648          11   9  0   58 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
BASHING ATTACK   BENEZIA 4670                3   2  1   51 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAYNOR 3549                 8   6  0   40 KNIGHT BREED (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SVAMPBOB 4510               5   1  0   38 MIKES HEROES (509)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PINGU 4439.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE WINTER QUEEN 4672.  The ten other most popular fighters were BENEZIA 4670, 
ANDROMEDA 4594, KEJSAREN 4584, NIMNOLE 3439, RAYNOR 3549, SHIVOR 4569, AURORA MARIE 
4648, STORABOLLEN 4509, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, and SAPPHIRA 4646.

The least popular fighter this week was CHIP 3321.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROSELYN 4498, THUMPER 3480, WHITE BEAR 4647, KERRIGAN 3545, IAPERE 
4655, MAHA VAILO 4072, JINZO 4325, KAISER 4071, BAMBI 3462, and PADDYPO 4443.

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

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

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes