DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2017    Duedate: 04/25/2017

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-383

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCANDAL SAVAGE
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4753) [17-7-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCANDAL SAVAGE                 JESSICA
DARQUE FORCES (428)            WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
(45-4753) [17-7-1,115]         (45-4956) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAEGH                         STUNTMAN
GOING BERSERK (527)            FORCE OF FIVE (539)
(45-4792) [20-7-0,88]          (45-4932) [2-0-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (539)         42
2. ICE-N-FIRE (544)            40      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         22      Unchartered Team
4. TIME STALLYANS (547)        19
5. 1ST DIVISION (545)          15      FORCE OF FIVE (539)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 8*FORCE OF FIVE (539)        7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 0
 2/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      539 316 34 63.0   2/ 3 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        8  5 0
 3/16*ICE-N-FIRE (544)           6   4  1 60.0   3/11*FORCE OF FIVE (539)       7  3 0
 4/ 4 GOING BERSERK (527)       56  38  5 59.6   4/ 4*RUNECLOAKS (542)          7  8 0
 5/ 2*IMA BUBBA 2 (541)          4   3  0 57.1   5/14*ICE-N-FIRE (544)          6  4 1
 6/ 7*WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)         4   3  0 57.1   6/ 2 GOING BERSERK (527)       6  5 0
 7- 9 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291) 272 255 11 51.6   7/ 6 KNIGHT BREED (403)        6  9 0
 8/ 0 TIME STALLYANS (547)      66  68 10 49.3   8/ 8 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)      4  1 0
 9/10 SHEWISH BUFFET (520)     102 107  8 48.8   9/10*IMA BUBBA 2 (541)         4  3 0
10/12 MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        36  38  2 48.6  10/12*WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)        4  3 0
11/11 KNIGHT BREED (403)        63  68  2 48.1  11- 9 DESCENDENTS OF DAR (291)  4  6 0
12/ 6*RUNECLOAKS (542)           7   8  0 46.7  12/13*CANDY CRUSHERS (534)      3  6 0
13-13 DEAD POETS (548)          32  41  2 43.8  13- 5 BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      2  7 0
14/ 0 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    16  23  1 41.0  14/ 0 TIME STALLYANS (547)      1  1 0
15-14 BOOK OF THOMAS (528)      21  31  0 40.4  15/ 0 THE MENTORS RIDE (550)    1  3 0
16-15 LA BOULANGE (533)         23  34  0 40.4  16-16*SIMPLETONS (424)          1  5 0
17-18*SIMPLETONS (424)           8  14  0 36.4  17/18*VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)    0  8 0
18/17*CANDY CRUSHERS (534)       3   6  0 33.3  18/17*BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)  0  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0 BATTLE SHIPS (552)         7  18  1 28.0  19-19 LA BOULANGE (533)         0  4 0
20/19*BOTTOM OF THE WORL (301)   0  12  0  0.0  20/ 0*3RD MECH (546)            0  3 0
21/20*VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)     0   8  0  0.0  21/ 0*1ST DIVISION (545)        0  2 0
22/ 0*3RD MECH (546)             0   3  0  0.0  22-20*FREE CANDY (540)          0  2 0
23-21*FREE CANDY (540)           0   2  0  0.0  23/ 0 BATTLE SHIPS (552)        0  2 0
24/ 0*1ST DIVISION (545)         0   2  0  0.0  24-21 DEAD POETS (548)          0  1 0
25/ 0*BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)     0   1  0  0.0  25/ 0*BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)    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

The crowds parted as the heavily armed group of warriors moved toward them. Each wore 
a black cload covered in mystic runes that radiated with a pale blue luminosity.  From 
the opposite end of the road, a galloing war horse thundered toward them.  The rider's 
black runed cloak flowed behind him as he charged.

Just before the impending collision, the horse reared and bellowed a triumphant 
greeting.

"I haven't seen him before..." whispered a nearby loyal fan of the Runecloaks, as the 
huge warrior dismounted from his great warsteed.

A hooded gaze shifted toward the crowd, and they were met with blazing red eyes.  
After but a second's assessment, the man turned his attention back to the others 
before him.

"Rune says you've disappointed him, Jaedi.  I'm in command now."  The grating, rouch 
voice carried far.

"Hunh?  I won!"  Jaedi started.  "Why?"

"You better win again.  Last chance."  The man growled, as he walked past. He nodded 
with respect to one of the other cloaded men as he passed.  "Okori, I've got some 
things to show you.  Follow."

As they walked off down the road, one of the cloaded figures leaned over to Okori.  
"Do you know him?  What's his name?"

The gray-skinned golem pulled back his hood and replied.  "I know him.  He's the 
Boss."

***---------*---------*---------*---------**---------*---------*---------*---------***

Greetings Slaughterhouse Participants!

Below you will find the most updated list of squads participating in the SSV.  A few 
are waiting until after tournament before moving a team into Stormcrowe.  Just 
remember to have the team in the arena before the first turn.

Almost everyone that is declared has sent in RU Certs, so I thank each of you for your 
promptness.  Be sure to declare in the NL, send me a diplo, or an email with your 
partner's name, squad name, and team name.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via NL, diplo, or email.  If you 
have the means, I can also be found regularly in the D2 Chatzy room.

Master Darque

************************************

SQUAD # -- SQUAD NAME
Manager 1 & Manager 2
Team Name 1 (RU Certs Rec'd) & Team Name 2 (RU Certs Rec'd)

Squad 1 -- F.R.O.G.Z.
La Guillotine & Le Pentarque
Going Bezerk (Yes) & La Boulange (Yes)

Squad 2 -- T-Rotten
Barnabas & Gunsmith
C.C.W. (Yes) & Here's Your Host (Yes)

Squad 3 -- Team TWiX
Dameon Darkheart & Var
Candy Crushers (Yes) & Free Candy (Yes)

Squad 4 -- Silent But Deadly
Mannequin & Khisanth
TBA (Yes) & TBA (Yes)

Squad 5 -- The Deplorables
Spirit & Street Legal
TBA (Yes) & Maiden Japan (Yes)

Squad 6 -- Shewish Drive-Thru
OAB & Assur
Shewish Buffet (Yes) & Bash Bros Cars (Yes)

Squad 7 -- G-Vegas Gigolos
Darque & Floyd
TBA (Yes) & TBA (Yes)

Squad 8 -- Rune Force
Rune & Presstoe
Runecloaks (Yes) & Force of Five (Yes)

Squad 9 -- Phantom Blades
Nomad & Hammer
Phantom Regiment (Yes) & Abattoir 5 Blades (Yes)

Squad 10 -- Alternate Facts
Jerman & Vlad
Weird Students (Yes) & TBA (Yes)

Squad 11 -- Cannibal Specters
Bubbaganoosh & Manta
Ima Bubba 2 (No) & Bottom of the World (No)

Squad 12 -- Conscrips
Consortium Rep & Crip
TBA (Yes) & Avid Fans (Yes)

Squad 13 -- Bobs & Wolves
TMM & Howlin' Wolf
TBA (Yes) & TBA (Yes)

Squad 14 -- Rough Necks
Sin Zoo & C.M.
1ST Division (Yes) & 3RD Mech (Yes)

Squad 15 -- Dead Time
Blackhart & Gentleben
Dead Poets (Yes) & Time Stallyns (Yes)

Squad 16 -- TBA
Den & Philthy Phil
TBA (Yes) & TBA (Yes)

Squad 17 -- MAGA
Kharadmon & Donald Trump
Wrathmen 1.1 (Yes) & Yuppie Horde (Yes)

Squad 18 -- TBA
Deeders & Stud Craft
TBA (Yes) -- TBA (Yes)

Squad 19 -- F/X
Otto X & Dr. F
Ottodrome XLV (Yes) & The Mentors Ride (Yes)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in STORMCROWE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for BOOK OF THOMAS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 
8 into 13th.  ICE-N-FIRE stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 9 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The FORCE OF FIVE 
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, LONESOME FOX fought EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE and gained 16 points and contributed to TIME STALLYANS' 1-1-0.  RAYNOR has 
lost to ROAD TRIP, falling 8 points, while helping make KNIGHT BREED a 2-3-0 turn.  
The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SCANDAL SAVAGE remains 
STORMCROWE's top warrior for another turn.  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 DESCENDENTS OF 
DARK stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on STORMCROWE, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding DESCENDENTS OF DARK more than any other team we find KNIGHT 
BREED.  STORMCROWE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that LADY MACDEATH from DARQUE FORCES was STORMCROWE's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has JAEDI been sent to the Dark 
Arena by RUNECLOAKS?  And why with a 2-0-0 record??  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, STORMCROWE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in 
STORMCROWE again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753          17   7  1   115       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARSH FELLOW 4815             8   2  1   111       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 MADAME HYDRA 4752            18   6  1   102       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ROAD TRIP 5050                8   6  0    96       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
-UKKO 4780                    12   3  1    95       GOING BERSERK (527)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR MAIDEN 4743              16  12  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAEGH 4792                  20   7  0    88       GOING BERSERK (527)
-GATTILIAN 5006               16  11  4    83       TIME STALLYANS (547)
-ROBERT FROST 5021            10   3  1    72       DEAD POETS (548)
 RAYNOR 3549                  14  12  1    71       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-PTOMAINE 5002                16  11  2    69       TIME STALLYANS (547)
-THE TROOPER 4481              7   3  0    68       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARIANA 3500                   7   0  0    66       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-WISCONSIN 5079                5   0  1    62       BATTLE SHIPS (552)
-BENDER 4804                   4   0  0    59       SIMPLETONS (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAITRE BOULANGER 4888         6   3  0    55       LA BOULANGE (533)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               8   8  0    54       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-LORD BATTLESTONE 3485         8   5  0    54       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 LADY MACDEATH 4774            9   7  1    51       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-LE FOURNER 4895               5   6  0    51       LA BOULANGE (533)
-WARSTRIKE 3436               11  14  1    48       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-L'APPRENTI 4898               6   6  0    40       LA BOULANGE (533)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             8   7  0    39       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 HUMAN BEAN 4853               4   1  0    39       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-RIME-ANCIENT MARINER 4496     6   1  0    34       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOPPY JOE 4797               5  12  0    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-EDGAR ALLAN POE 5016          4   6  0    33       DEAD POETS (548)
-UNDK 4872                     3   1  0    29       GOING BERSERK (527)
 CHOPPER 5044                  1   2  1    29       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 JESSICA 4956                  2   0  0    28       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 STUNTMAN 4932                 2   0  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 LONESOME FOX 4989             3   3  0    25       TIME STALLYANS (547)
 OKORI 4952                    2   1  0    25       RUNECLOAKS (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE NEW WORLD 4453          4   9  2    23       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
-BUTTERSCOTHCH BASHER 4903     1   1  0    22       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
 HARLOCK 4876                  3   2  0    21       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 SNOW 4971                     2   0  1    21       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 BLOW OUT 5043                 2   4  0    21       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 BEA LIGERENT 4812             5   5  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-PATHFINDER 4988               3   1  0    20       TIME STALLYANS (547)
-KIT KAT KATANA 4901           2   0  0    20       CANDY CRUSHERS (534)
 RUSTBELT 4931                 2   0  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
-FOLK TALE 4860                2   1  0    18       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
-CHICAGO 4801                  1   1  0    18       SIMPLETONS (424)
-URBAN LEGEND 4836             2   7  0    17       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 IMA GETCHA 4944               2   0  0    16       IMA BUBBA 2 (541)
 THE HOUND 4968                1   1  0    16       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 JOE TWITCH 4934               1   1  0    16       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
-LORD KNIGHTMARE 3618          4   2  0    14       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
-FAMILY RECIPE 4854            2   1  0    13       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
-KELLI 4955                    1   0  0    13       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 SPACE DANDY 4875              3   2  1    12       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-OZARKS 5046                   3   1  0    12       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
 USKURNTAI 4886                2   2  0    12       GOING BERSERK (527)
 THEON 5056                    1   0  0    12       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 BOSS 5034                     1   0  0    11       RUNECLOAKS (542)
 MELIODAS 4984                 1   1  0    10       KNIGHT BREED (403)
-KWITCHERBICHON 4861           2   1  0     9       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHRISTINA 4957                1   0  0     9       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 LOHENGRIN 4933                1   1  0     9       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 SHADOW 5047                   2   2  0     8       THE MENTORS RIDE (550)
-PRISM GUARD 4857              1   1  0     8       BOOK OF THOMAS (528)
 IMA SLAYA 4946                1   1  0     8       IMA BUBBA 2 (541)
 KUTA 4950                     1   2  0     7       RUNECLOAKS (542)
-VADER 4914                    0   1  0     7       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
-MELISSA 4953                  0   1  0     7       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
 QUATAN 4887                   1   3  0     6       GOING BERSERK (527)
-RAGE 3637                     1   3  0     6       DESCENDENTS OF DARK (291)
 NIKKI 4954                    0   2  0     6       WRATHMEN 1.1 (543)
-THE JOKER 4916                0   2  0     6       VILLAINS WE LOVE (537)
 HADE 4948                     1   2  0     5       RUNECLOAKS (542)
-SHRIMP SCAMP 4855             0   3  0     5       SHEWISH BUFFET (520)
 ARYA 4972                     1   1  0     4       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 BUBBLES 4935                  1   1  0     4       FORCE OF FIVE (539)
 THE MOUNTAIN 4969             1   1  0     4       ICE-N-FIRE (544)
 BAN 5040                      0   1  0     1       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 ARTHUR BREMER 5060            0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE KILLERS (551)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRUNO 4974              0  1 0 1ST DIVISION 545     DARK CHAMPION         383  NONE
GUNNY 4977              0  1 0 1ST DIVISION 545     HIGH ELF              383  NONE
1 PT STUD 4979          0  1 0 3RD MECH 546         WURM KIN              383  NONE
BEETLE 4981             0  1 0 3RD MECH 546         WURM KIN              383  NONE
BUTTER BAR 4980         0  1 0 3RD MECH 546         SHEWISH GIANT         383  NONE
DIE 5067                0  1 0 BATTLE SHIPS 552     BANDIT PRINCE         383  NONE
WOW! 5084               0  1 0 BATTLE SHIPS 552     HIGH ELF              383  NONE
BASHY BASH BASH 5064    0  1 0 BOTTOM OF THE WO 301 HIGH ELF              383  NONE
DROPPED THE SUGA 5033   0  1 0 CANDY CRUSHERS 534   HIGH ELF              383  NONE
PEPPERMINT PUGIL 4902   0  2 0 CANDY CRUSHERS 534   SNOW 4971             382   
1 4945                  1  1 0 IMA BUBBA 2 541      STONE GOLEM           383  NONE
JAEDI 4949              2  1 0 RUNECLOAKS 542       DARK CHAMPION         383  NONE
BEDROOM WARRIOR 4990    1  4 1 TIME STALLYANS 547   BANDIT PRINCE         383  NONE
UNDERCOVER GOOD  5042   0  1 0 VILLAINS WE LOVE 537 DARK CHAMPION         383  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Joker -- You weren't laughing after our fight, were you? -- Kuta

Harlock -- May I recommend a more disciplined upper body workout routine?  You must 
hit harder if you wish to prosper on the sands. -- Okori

Stormcrowe be warned!  The BOSS has arrived!

Jaedi -- Your limited potential disappoints me.  You have one chance to redeem 
yourself. -- Rune

Space Dandy -- My compliments to your armorer, his skill was the only thing keeping me 
from gutting you. -- Hade

ALL -- I will be participating in the SH5 being held in arena 45. My Team is Villains 
We Love(537). I am teaming with Street Legal who runs Maiden Japan(504). Our alliance 
is called The Deplorables. -- Spirit

Darque -- I declare my team "Ice-N-Fire" for the SSV.  Myself (Philthy Phil) will be 
partnered with Den.  Our squad name will be "Database Editors." -- Philthy, the pre-
contest favorite!

Stormcrowians -- This is your official declaration that the squad "The Database 
Editors" will be participating in your little Slaughterhouse contest.  My name is Den 
and I will be managing the Big Lake Killers, they are quick, they are brutal, they are 
cruel, and they are certainly killers.  My partner is Philthy Phil and he will be 
declaring his own team.  I eagerly look forward to once again taking what you have and 
making it mine. -- Den

Womanta -- I am surprised you and Consortium did not enter as partners under the squad 
name of "The Elastic Love Affair." -- Den

To all the managers of this great arena, here in the city of Stormcrowe, I would like 
to extend my most heartfelt greetings.  My name is Sin Zoo and I am the manager and 
trainer of the 1st Division. I have decided to answer the call for teams to 
participate in the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse V tournament.  The culling of the 
applicants for the 1st Division stable has been time consuming, but my team is 
continuing their training abroad.  I will be teaming up with the great Catalyst and 
his 3rd Mech stable to form the squad that will go down in history ... good or bad ... 
as The Roughnecks.  I have contacted Master Darque with our intent and mailed the 
necessary application fees.  I hope that the postal system between Trocar and here 
have been reliable.  Thank you, Master Darque, for the invitation and our inclusion in 
this tournament and I look forward to our squad's participation (and acknowledgement) 
in this melee.  As for the other managers who have teams that are to be part of this 
grand combat ... do not take it easy on our newly formed teams.  Catalyst and I 
believe that our warriors learn even more in the messiest of defeats.  Semper Fi and 
may the blood flow freely. -- Sin Zoo (1st Division and one half of The Roughnecks)

Greetings Stormcrowe, Studcraft and I will be joining forces for the upcoming 
challenge. I will be running Simpletons. Studcraft will manage Battleships. Our 
alliance will be named Captains of Industry. I wish you all the worst of luck. Deeders

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEDROOM WARRIOR was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
1 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JAEDI was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BASHY BASH BASH was butchered by HIGH ELF in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
BRUNO was slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
GUNNY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
DIE was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
1 PT STUD was executed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
BUTTER BAR was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BEETLE was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
UNDERCOVER GOOD GUY was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DROPPED THE SUGAR was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
WOW! was savagely slain by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
OKORI was overcome by HUMAN BEAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
SPACE DANDY was savagely defeated by STUNTMAN in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
SCANDAL SAVAGE subdued SNAEGH in a popular 1 minute master's Title match.
MADAME HYDRA handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ROAD TRIP vanquished RAYNOR in a action packed 1 minute mismatched bout.
WAR MAIDEN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
LADY MACDEATH devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WRATHCHILD demolished BLOW OUT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RUNNING FREE beat CHOPPER in a 2 minute master vs. amateur fight.
LONESOME FOX devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
BRAVE NEW WORLD lost to SNOW in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner upset match.
JESSICA handily defeated BUBBLES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BEA LIGERENT was subdued by RUSTBELT in a 6 minute gory fight.
KUTA lost to IMA GETCHA in a 3 minute novice's match.
THE HOUND vanquished HADE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE MOUNTAIN outlasted ARTHUR BREMER in a crowd boring 19 minute novice's melee.
ARYA was unbelievably bested by LOHENGRIN in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
IMA SLAYA was beaten by MELIODAS in a 1 minute beginner's competition.
JOE TWITCH overpowered SHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NIKKI was viciously subdued by HARLOCK in a exciting 1 minute brutal novice's fray.
QUATAN was defeated by BOSS in a exciting 1 minute gory novice's fight.
USKURNTAI viciously subdued BAN in a action packed 4 minute gory amateur's match.
THEON devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 6 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  3      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  28 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  25 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  28 -  1      33  |

Turn 383 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753        17   7  1  115 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   MADAME HYDRA 4752          18   6  1  102 DARQUE FORCES (428)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR MAIDEN 4743            16  12  1   92 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAEGH 4792                20   7  0   88 GOING BERSERK (527)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY MACDEATH 4774          9   7  1   51 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAEGH 4792.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STUNTMAN 4932.  The ten other most popular fighters were USKURNTAI 4886, HUMAN BEAN 
4853, WAR MAIDEN 4743, SCANDAL SAVAGE 4753, ROAD TRIP 5050, CHOPPER 5044, HARLOCK 
4876, BOSS 5034, LADY MACDEATH 4774, and WRATHCHILD 4407.

The least popular fighter this week was THE MOUNTAIN 4969.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARTHUR BREMER 5060, THEON 5056, BAN 5040, SHADOW 5047, HADE 
4948, BUBBLES 4935, BLOW OUT 5043, RAYNOR 3549, DROPPED THE SUGAR 5033, and BEETLE 
4981.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MADAME HYDRA (45-4752) DARQUE FORCES (428)

               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. 

                     MOJO'S MONKEY (16-4101) THE FUN BUNCH  (396) 
                     LEAPING LEPER (33-7940) HALLOWIENERS  (635) 
                       EMERALD CITY (47-7896) LAND OF OZ  (217) 
                   SILVERTHORN (60-8840) SUPERIOR FORCES 60  (654) 
                       KAYCRON (63-2900) SUPERIOR FORCES  (235) 
                          MADONNA (63-3068) BAD GIRLS  (325) 
                   LEAST SHREW (70-6374) SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  (529) 
                 THE GREAT PUMPKIN (82-4576) LEGENEDS OF TKE 2  (618) 
                            HARV (82-35034) MY TCS  (5768) 
                      PERPETUAL (84-14073) OTTODROME 13  (2485) 
                        GEEZER (84-20642) GETTING OLD  (3683) 
                      LAST STRAW (84-24737) OTTODROME 41  (4393) 
                       LINT (84-29649) TUM'S ALL STARS  (5238) 
                PROFANELY ABUNDANT (84-42331) WINTER 2013 XIII  (7355) 
                   ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) SPIRIT'S SPIRITS  (9134) 
                        CHILI (85-8953) MADE WITH MEAT  (1634) 
                   VINEGAR STROKES (85-9814) THE LEAGUE II  (1787) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                          MAKING YOUR CHALLENGES GO THROUGH

     First, you need to be sure you are making your challenges correctly.
     1.  Are you writing down the warrior I.D. number of the warrior you want to 
challenge?
     2.  Is your handwriting clear?
     3.  Is the warrior you are challenging within range of your warrior?  Warriors 
can challenge within their own class and the next higher class, plus the "Challenger" 
classes can also challenge the next lower class.  So, an Adept can challenge Adepts 
and Challenger Adepts.  A Challenger Adept can challenge Adepts, Challenger Adepts, 
and Champions.  (Try not to challenge down, though.  Besides being unsportsmanlike and 
making everyone mad, it isn't advantageous to your warriors.  They need to fight more 
experienced warriors so they will learn.)
     4.  Are your warriors eligible to make challenges?  If they didn't fight within 
the last two turns, then they can't challenge.
     5.  Are the warriors they want to fight eligible to receive challenges?  If they 
didn't fight within the last two turns, then they can't be challenged.

     Next, adjust your choices for the maximum likelihood of getting your challenges.  
There are several things that will help:
     1.  Have each of your warriors challenge two different opponents from two 
different teams.  That way, if the first opponent's team doesn't fight that turn, you 
still might get your second challenge.
     2.  Use your avoids.  Have each warrior avoid the teams of whoever you think 
might be likely to challenge him.  If you can get out of being challenged, that 
increases your chance of getting your own challenge through.
     3.  Don't challenge warriors who didn't fight last turn.  The odds are higher 
that they won't be fighting this turn.
     4.  Don't challenge warriors who might be involved in a bloodfeud (either as the 
killers, or the avengers).  A bloodfeud challenge has priority over all other 
challenges.
     5.  Don't challenge Tournament Victors.  A TV challenge has priority over all 
other challenges except bloodfeuds.  You'll need to do a little research in back 
issues of the newsletter to find out who the TVs are.
     6.  Don't challenge warriors who you know are going to challenge someone else, or 
are going to get challenged by someone else.  Your challenge has a better chance of 
getting through if it is the only challenge to that particular warrior.
     7.  Don't challenge the "easy pickings."  That is, warriors above you who have 
way too few fights or very bad records for where they are ranked.  They will tend to 
get challenged a lot.
     8.  Don't challenge warriors who are likely to be avoiding your team.  This 
includes any warrior your team fought within the last two turns.
     Well, it sounds like I've eliminated just about everybody, doesn't it?  Of course 
you can challenge opponents who fit into one or more of those categories; just try to 
find ones who don't.  Your idea candidate for a challenge is:  A warrior ranked 
somewhat above your warrior in the same class, or in the next higher class, with a few 
more fights than your warrior, and a winning record, who isn't a TV and isn't 
currently at war with anyone.
     I hope this will be of some help to you.

                                                  The Rogue She-Puppy

                     SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

We have planned our summer FTF for July 14-16, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri.  It 
will be held at the Hilton Kansas City Airport.  Room rates are $95.00 per night, 1-2 
occupancy, which includes free wireless internet and mini-fridges.  There's a fitness 
center, indoor/outdoor pool, and business center, as well as a resturant and Starbucks 
inside the hotel.  There is a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle and free parking.  
The rooms are blocked.  To reserve, go here: 

                      http://group.hilton.com/realitysimulations

(As always if you have issues making reservations, please let us know!)  

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI