DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/02/2004    Duedate: 11/29/2004

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-217

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LATTE
COFFEE RULES! (505)
(47-4667) [22-14-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LATTE                          SPAWING OF SPEWN
COFFEE RULES! (505)            MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
(47-4667) [22-14-0,121]        (47-5197) [7-1-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FOLMOR GRIGG                   B.B. CROSS
THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)         FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
(47-4501) [20-33-0,93]         (47-5323) [3-2-1,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SKELETON KEY (493)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)      42
2. COFFEE RULES! (505)         39      MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
3. LIFE'S LESSONS (562)        38      Unchartered Team
4. OLD HABITS (566)            28
5. MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)     27      OLD HABITS (566)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 5*OLD HABITS (566)          21  11  1 65.6   1/ 8 SKELETON KEY (493)       11  4 1
 2/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   245 147 19 62.5   2/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         11  4 0
 3/ 2 SPOONERTIKS (523)        100  60  7 62.5   3/ 4*OLD HABITS (566)          9  3 0
 4/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     33  20  4 62.3   4/ 5*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   9  4 0
 5/ 7*MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   21  14  1 60.0   5/ 3 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      9  6 0
 6/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)         412 279 13 59.6   6/ 7 COFFEE RULES! (505)       9  6 0
 7/ 4*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     13  10  3 56.5   7/ 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     8  7 1
 8/ 8 COFFEE RULES! (505)      115  89  5 56.4   8/ 6*FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     7  7 3
 9/10 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      87  69  5 55.8   9/10*SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  8 0
10/ 9 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         570 453 30 55.7  10/16*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  6  7 0
11/13 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     298 262 30 53.2  11/19*DUR EDHEL (579)           6  9 1
12-14*RAT SALAD (577)           17  15  0 53.1  12/17 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    6  9 0
13/12 NEMESIS (32)             129 115 13 52.9  13/18 TREBORS (232)             5  4 0
14/15 DARQUE FORCES (396)       80  75  5 51.6  14/13 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     5  8 0
15-16 MY DAY (557)              37  35  1 51.4  15/12 SPOONERTIKS (523)         5  9 0
16/20 SKELETON KEY (493)        71  70  3 50.4  16/15 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          5  9 0
17/11*SECOND BANANAS (573)      22  22  1 50.0  17- 9 MY DAY (557)              4  6 0
18-17*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        15  15  2 50.0  18/22 DARQUE FORCES (396)       4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       15  15  0 50.0  19-11*RAT SALAD (577)           3  2 0
20/22*NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  11  12  0 47.8  20/29 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      3  7 0
21-21*DRACONIC REALM (519)      10  11  0 47.6  21/14 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    3  9 0
22-23 BLACK STORM (171)         52  58  8 47.3  22/28 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)     2  0 0
23/26 TREBORS (232)             78 101  8 43.6  23-25 BLACK STORM (171)         2  3 0
24-28*KILL @ WILL (581)          4   6  0 40.0  24-26*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        2  3 0
25/25 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     19  29  1 39.6  25-27*KILL @ WILL (581)         2  3 0
26/27 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    96 147  2 39.5  26-23*CHEAP THRILLS (580)       0  5 0
27/30*DUR EDHEL (579)           15  30  2 33.3  27/30 NEMESIS (32)              0  4 0
28-29 MASTERS OF WAR (135)      15  31  1 32.6  28/ 0*CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)   0  2 0
29/32 MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)      8  29  0 21.6  29-31 MASTERS OF WAR (135)      0  1 0
30/ 0*CYNICAL DELUSIONS (586)    0   2  0  0.0  30-32*DRACONIC REALM (519)      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 CONSORTIUM WASTE

Not everything in DM needs to be defined by the parameters and expectations of 
today's game: godlings, sandbaggers, tournaments, life-changing prizes, +20 warriors, 
etc, etc.  Many yet thrive on arena play, and for many years The Consortium was a 
presence in 30+ active arenas.  The record of over 400 warriors graduated is not 
likely to be bested in our DM lifetimes.

You may know of The Consortium for one or many reasons:
     A different manager and theme in every arena with many personals, DM columns, 
and spotlights.
     Helping many rookies and newcomers to understand and prosper in the game.
     Running every rollup, with virtually no DM action.
     20+ arenas with .600+ W/L record, many with 500+ wins, and some nearing 1000.
     No down challenging, little killing, and great respect for opponents.
     Well known managers like: Pretty Pandora, Crazy Creepster, Fandil The Wise, 
Kennelworth, Ace, Senator Bob Dole, Mr. T, Lenpro, Mino, JD Rockefeller, Snuffy, Oz, 
Sweetie-Pie, Midas, Uncle Sam, Oremaster, and many more.
     400+ warriors graduated to ADM, with over 30,000 wins in the game

     One major factor in all the success was the running of mid-level, mediocre 
warriors, the most important of which was The Consortium Waste.  How would you like 
to have 9 warriors (these are only examples of many more) provide a record of 175-48-
2?  No, not scum as by far the majority of wins was by doing damage.  These same nine 
below provided 16 DM crowns, 4 TVs, and a 98-73-1 tournament record.  The   
contributions are from DM 20 (Animal Farm: Mino, DM 40 (Demons Of Death: Pretty 
Pandora), DM46 (Fandils: Fandil The Wise), DM47 (Land Of Oz: Oz), and DM60 (The Crazy 
Creeps: Creepster).  The data provided is known starting info supplemented by 
graduation info.
     WINGED MONKEY (47-1773) 11-14-9-15-17-5-13 WS Good endure; normal dmg; +3 att/-1 
par; 2TV Great axe/mod/low
     SHAHAG (46-1556) 11-14-11-15-17-5-11 WS Good endure; good dmg; mode; 4DM crowns; 
1TV 27-14-2 tourney; Scimitar/Low/Very low
     AMBER APE (20-2735) 11-15-10-17-15-4-12 WS; 20-4-0 record; Good endure; good 
dmg; +4 att/-3 par; 4 DM crowns; axe/high/low
     WINKIE (47-3210) 11-14-14-14-15-4-12 WS Good endure; great dmg (+); mode; 1TV; 
16-7-1 tourney; Greatsword/very high/very low
     SAINT LUCIFER (60-2194) 16-15-5-17-15-5-11 WS 20-5-0 record; Good endure; normal 
dmg; +3att; 11-9-0 tourney; Scimitar/mod/low
     HEATHER HIPPO (20-3229) 11-13-14-15-15-5-11 WS 17-5-0 record; Normal endure; 
good dmg; -2 att/+4 par; 4 DM crowns; 2-6-0 tourney; Morning star/mod/very low
     GREY GRIFFON (20-1653) 11-13-12-15-15-5-13- WS 25-9-0 record; Normal endure; 
great dmg (+); mode; 11-12-0 tourney; Broad sword/high/very low
     AVARICE (40-2675) 11-13-15-16-15-4-10 WS; 18-8-0 record; Good endure; tremendous 
dmg (++); -1 att/-2 par; 2DM crowns; 4-6-0 tourney; Scimitar/high/low
     CHOCOLATE CRAB (20-1755) 11-12-14-14-15-5-13 WS; 22-10-2 record; Normal endure; 
good dmg; mode; 2 DM crowns; 3-6-0 tourney; Great axe/mod/low

     These warriors and their managers made a very great contribution to making The 
Consortium what it was and is.

     As a final note, great warriors can be made with 5-9 WL warriors the opposite of 
The Consortium Waste.  Perhaps that makes for another day's presentation.
     By the way, for those of you who think that this type of design is a thing of 
the past, please observe Hourglass in DM47 running this very moment (10-12-04) with a 
12-1 record.  The Consortium Waste is invaluable and timeless.

Brought to you by the many Consortium managers and scribes.

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                  *     *     *     *  TW3  #8  *     *     *     *

     Two more turns, and this is over folks!  SCOMSS takes a leap way out in front 
this time, while the VC fell way back.  Here're the scores...but let's switch up a 
little!

                  *     *     *The Mr. Coffee Awards*     *     *
*Most Kills, Warrior:  (All tied at ONE)
Sugar Cube              Balki                   Cup of Cat
Leviathon of Lord       Humbug                  Sheldon
Mike                    100% Columbian          Osloben Benboben
Maloney                 Lissuin                 

(Mr. Coffee, what'll happen if none of the above kill again?)

*Highest W/L/K, Team:
1)  All-Star Nana's      28-11-3
2)  Land of Oz           28-11-1
3)  Mystic Orc Feast     24-16-2
4)  Second Bananas       21-18-0
5)  Coffee Rules!        20-19-0
6)  Skeleton Key         15-25-1
7)  Dur Edhel            12-28-0
8)  The Middle Way 3     11-21-0

Now, the Turf War!

** Alliance Standings:

High Score        SCOMSS (8005)                 Merced Mafia (5885)
AWd/Honors        Vendetta Cartel (20)          Merced Mafia (18 each)
Stylemasters      Vendetta Cartel (30)          SCOMSS (19)
Kills             Vendetta Cartel (12)          SCOMSS  (6)
DA Returns        Beverages, Inc.  (2)          SCOMSS  (1)

** Team Standings:
High Score        Land of Oz (1510)             All-Star Nana's (1215)
Awd/Honors        The Bear's Paw (16)           All-Star Nana's (12)
Stylemasters      The Bear's Paw (16)           Land of Oz (9)
Kills             The Bear's Paw (6)            All-Star Nana's (3)

** Warrior Standings:
High Score        Hourglass (1080)        Bear Acuda (850)
Awd/Honors        Bear Acuda (8)          Honey Bear (6)
Stylemasters      Courage/Bear Acuda (tied at 7)

*Alliance/Leader
   /mgr/team/champ                          Total (change)  Kill  S/M   Awd

*Vendetta Cartel/Kat                        5475 (-1250)     12    30    20
   /Kat/The Bears Paw/Paul Bearer           +960 (  -75)      6    16    16
   /Slaughter Priest/My Day/Frustration    -1015 ( -460)      1     1     1
   /Fizban/Managerial Mayhem/Daster Marque  +450 (  +30)      1     2     1
   /Dr. Mabuse/Brodeaux-Saintes/Yohan Gene  +160 (  +10)      0     0     0
   /Master Darque/Darque Forces/ --          -65 ( -320)      2     5     2
   /Phat Phat/Sretsamleud/Rodeki             -75 (   DF)      2     0     0
   /Firehawk/Home Guard/Yuri Karlomov         NF (   DF)      0     0     0
   /Street Legal/Life's Lessons/Gregola     -620 ( -475)      0     6     0
   /Hammer/Avenger Hammerz/Wasp Hammer      -130 (   DF)      0     0     0

*Fellowship of SCOMSS/Oz                    8005 ( +685)      6    19    18
   /Oz/Land of Oz/Hourglass                -1510 (  +85)      4     9     3
   /Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast/ --           +620 (   +5)      2     4     8
   /Crip/Royal Flush/Ace Bailey             -180 ( +260)      0     2     1
   /Mannequin/Second Bananas/Kramer         +775 ( +245)      1     0     0
   /Spawn/Spoonertics/ --                   -440 (  +40)      1     4     6
   /Soultaker/Old Habits/ --                +155 (  +40)      1     0     0

*Beverages, Inc./Mr. Coffee                 4655 ( +525)      3    10     4
   /Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!/Freeze Dried   +730 ( +140)      2     6     4
   /Bartender/Mixed-up Mixers/Marred Teeny  -705 (   DF)      0     0     0
   /Baphomet/Knights Templar/ Art Pendragon -565 ( +265)      1     4     0
   /Drake/Drake's Comics/ --                 (Not Declared)

*Vendett@UNITED/CFH                         4400 (   DF)      0     1     0
   /CFH/Rat Salad/Baby                      +460 (   DF)      0     0     0
   /Goat/The Jesuits/Wyrd                    +60 (   DF)      0     1     0
   /Abraxis/Drew's Crew/Kate               -1010 (   DF)      0     0     0
   /VooDoo/Kill @ Will/ --                   -15 (   DF)      0     0     0
   /Jorja/Middle Way 3/ --                   (Not Declared)

*Merced Mafia/The Mun                       5885 ( +390)      5     4    18
   /The Mun/All-Star Nana's/Anje           +1215 ( +435)      3     4    12
   /Sub-Dude/Dream Teams/ --                -400 (  -20)      0     0     2
   /DJ Nth/Fun Fun Ha Ha/Prophet of Nth     -140 (   DF)      0     0     4
   /Centari/Cheap Thrills/Dirty Flores      +125 (  -50)      0     0     0
   /Daehir/Dur Edhel/Eldhwen                 -55 (  +10)      2     0     0

*61st Precept/31 OP                         5365 (  +70)      1     6     2
   /31 OP/The Federation/Bellana Torres     +380 (   DF)      1     2     0
   /Skullagrim/Skeleton Key/Sara F.          -60 (  +55)      0     4     2

     Mr. Coffee -- looking back, I found your ad declared Freeze Dried as 
champ...don't know how I missed it.  I've revised the score for F.D. by +80, and the 
scores for Halatir and Mayhem by -40.  Sorry!
     Well, that's if for this round...two left! 

                                   Bloody Sands!

                                        Asmo Dius, TCB

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                                NORTH FORK YELLOW RAG

     Again folks, another SNAFU!  This time though, not my fault.  Our last edition 
of our beloved news report was eaten by someone in the RSI office.  What happened, 
who knows and I'm sure just as well that no one really cares.  But, I wrote it and 
sent it just the same.
     So...on with the news.
     Looks like Street Legal and his Life's Lessons got taught dearly. They dumped an 
0-4 turn.  Just as well.  Doc Mabuse dropped from the ranks of teams with his 
Bordeax-Saintes.  Looks like the Vendetta Cartel is getting scarcer and scarcer as 
the contest winds down.  My advice to them is...don't give up yet.  Ain't over till 
Eddie the Gimp squeals like a stuck pig...er, I mean...the fat lady sings.  Okay, one 
and the same.
     Top team this turn was Second Bananas.  That's Mannequinn.  They guy who stands 
in the store window and moves only when you ain't looking.  But, he took his team to 
a 4-1 turn.  We'll congratulate him on that achievement.
     I've also a couple of more Notable Notes for those who give a dang...  Trebors 
gets a congrats for their 101st loss.  And, if Spawn wins at least one fight next 
turn, his Spoonertiks will have had their 100th win.  Both are notable because not 
many make it that far.  Congrats folks.
   And, who's the dirtiest downchallenger this turn?  Why, none other than our 
Kantankerous Kitten, Kat.  He went down on Rondol Quiglo 12 points below him.  Man, 
that ain't right!  Quick, someone clean his litterbox 'cause something's smelling 
rank with that!
     Cheap Thrills, managed by Centauri, sent three of his warriors to the Night 
Fights.  Guess he wanted to improve his record?  And, what's with 50%?  That's not 
too bad.  Better than some here (your's truly included)!
     Now, don't quote me, but I hard Master Darque screaming his head off.  Something 
about having two killed this turn. That has gotta bite.  So, our condolences to 
Darque Forces and a wish for better replacements.  (Yeah, like I care).
     Okay, on for this turn's Yellow Rag Awards (although they don't mean a darned 
thing):

Chicken Little of the Month:  Mannequinn.  Seems he's avoiding Spawn.  Although, 
that's pretty good strategy since they are allied for the Turf War.  Of course, we 
could also nominate Kat for his downchallenging strategies, too.  Nah...we already 
blasted him.

Welcome Wagon goes to Fizban's Guildhouse this turn.  Glad to have you back active.

Smart Mouth of the Month goes to Hourglass.  Like my intention was to have you on 
top.  I was hoping to drop you like a hot potato.  But, alas, my timing was off.

     Before I close, let me welcome (or welcome back, as the case may be), Nemisis, 
Black Storm, and Masters of War.  May your swords stay sharp, and your wits sharper.
     Just remember folks, it ain't personal...it's just business.

                                    Baphomet, TCB

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 502): BLUE RUIN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CHAOS of CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 502): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
               (turn 500): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 496): ORAN JI of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 494): MOUSE NOYLE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 485): TALL TREE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 244): VOMITO of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               OBAN of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TOBIAS HAWKWIND of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 482): PRIVATE PROPERTY of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 436): TIRO COCOCO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 221): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 361): APPLEMINT of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings and salutations.  This is my last month in the beloved swamp.  I'll truly 
miss the place.  A special note of condolence goes out to Crip for King Crab.  Crabby 
Patty and I had a little back n forth there for a while, and although described as 
'nothing special', he will be missed.  This month, rather than going for a kill in 
the DA, I'll do the honorable thing and give the top Challenger Champ (Ace Bailey) 
the challenge.  As per arena, here are my closing stats:  12(1) - 10 - 4 - 17(1) - 17 
- 15 - 11.  (+2 ATK), (+3 PAR), (+1 DEF).  68 learned skills (2.27/fight) and 132 
skills total.  According to Sheila Greywand's little envoy, I am naturally adept with 
the epee, though I never used the thing, and my favorite fighting rhythm is MO/LO, 
which Kat had pegged quite some time ago.  I'm headed off to Arena 106, and hope to 
be reunited with friends there.  Lastly, best of luck in the tournament to all.

Bear Acuda

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  ALL-STAR NANA'S?  Who?  SKELETON KEY is the top team these days, 
buddies!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, 
observe MY DAY.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 8!  Nothing works for a team 
like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as LIFE'S LESSONS can 
attest...  Good things come to those who fight well, as TREBORS can attest, moving up 
by 5.  Practice pays for BURNS, who pummelled HUMBUG, to pocket 20 points.  Win some, 
lose some.  Speaking of which, BURNS was winsome, after beating HUMBUG and seeing him 
lose 17 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by FOLMOR 
GRIGG, of THE MIDDLE WAY 3, who despite a 20-33-0 couldn't overcome NORTH FORK's 
Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering 
milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of ALL-STAR 
NANA'S should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, DUR EDHEL scurried away from ALL-STAR NANA'S.  Oh, 
the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and ACE BAILEY is it right now.  
Most challenged warrior.  Isn't ROYAL FLUSH proud!  WHITE SETTLER challenged SISTER 
MARY ELEPHANT!  Who says NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 are just a bunch of wimps!  WHITE 
SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 kept his wits as he lost to SISTER MARY ELEPHANT.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Will BORDEAUX - SAINTES never avenge BELLILAUD's death???  Oh brave(?) new 
world, that has such people in it!  'Tis new to me!  Forgive and forget is not my 
motto.  Take heed, CHEAP THRILLS, as ANGRY DRAGON's death remains unavenged.  Never 
one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 
retaliate against FEATHERS FLYIN' in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in NORTH FORK, 
and rightly so.  DARQUE FORCES exacted their revenge against FEATHERS FLYIN'.  Ask 
not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in NORTH FORK is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for NORTH FORK?  On that 
giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LATTE 4667                   22  14  0   121       COFFEE RULES! (505)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561        14  10  1   110       SKELETON KEY (493)
 GREGOLA 5101                 20  13  0   107       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 COURAGE 4552                 14  10  1   106       LAND OF OZ (217)
 RAINBOW 4553                 16   9  0   105       LAND OF OZ (217)
 ACE BAILEY 4948              13  14  0    97       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DEEP FRIED LARD 4975         17   7  0    94       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOLMOR GRIGG 4501            20  33  0    93       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-MASS STUPIDITY 5068          13   2  0    92       MY DAY (557)
 PAULA BONES 4414             17  11  1    91       SKELETON KEY (493)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KALYPSO 3603                 18  13  0    90       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 THE FISHER KING 5104         15  17  1    84       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 HOURGLASS 5127               12   2  0    82       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113       11   5  1    81       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 JABBERWOCK 1277              12  11  3    79       NEMESIS (32)
-FRUSTRATION 5067             11   4  1    74       MY DAY (557)
 JENNA 5099                   11   6  3    70       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SHELDON 4111                  8   3  2    70       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197         7   1  0    70       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 BEAR NEKKID 5126              9   5  0    69       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            6   2  0    64       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137        8   0  0    62       OLD HABITS (566)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151            6   6  0    60       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 IVAN POISY 5112               8   8  0    58       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 DONAVAN 4112                  8   3  0    58       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURNS 5190                    6   3  0    56       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 LEPPADA 2257                 12  18  0    55       TREBORS (232)
-MARAJUANA MAN 3411            6   3  2    51       BLACK STORM (171)
 CORPULENT CORPSE 5250         6   3  0    51       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 ANJE 4109                     7   4  0    47       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235            5   4  0    47       LAND OF OZ (217)
-STING 2724                   10   7  0    45       NEMESIS (32)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978            8  16  0    44       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BALKI 5193                    5   4  1    44       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 DRASTARDY DAKE 5198           4   4  0    43       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 MAHARA 2656                   9   8  1    42       TREBORS (232)
 TEN C-0 METER 5141            6   5  0    42       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 AMELA BUNDERSON 5339          4   1  0    42       SKELETON KEY (493)
-ATHENA 901                    6   4  0    41       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
 MUTUS BRAXIMUS 5095          10   7  3    40       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 KOZYTA 2640                   8   9  2    40       TREBORS (232)
 SIR GALAHAD 5148              6   5  0    38       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 SARA F. 5349                  3   1  0    38       SKELETON KEY (493)
-ZOMBIE KNIGHT 3564            6   1  0    37       BLACK STORM (171)
-FAT-BOY 5221                  5   1  0    36       RAT SALAD (577)
 HUMBUG 5199                   6   4  1    35       LAND OF OZ (217)
-MAYHEM 5066                   5  10  0    34       MY DAY (557)
 KRAMER 5191                   5   3  0    34       SECOND BANANAS (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAYTON 5098                   7   6  1    33       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308             4   2  0    33       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 FRED BEAR 5348                3   1  0    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 HELLUIN 5237                  2   7  0    33       DUR EDHEL (579)
 PAUL BEARER 5187              5   5  2    32       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AHURA MAZDA 5152              3   6  1    31       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 SISTER MARY CLARENCE 5262     3   2  0    31       OLD HABITS (566)
 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 5219     4   3  1    30       OLD HABITS (566)
 MISFORTUNE COOKIE 5275        3   5  0    30       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SCOTT 5299                    5   2  0    29       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-GREEDY 5223                   4   2  0    29       RAT SALAD (577)
-ARAUTHATOR 4660               3   1  0    29       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-BABY 5224                     5   2  0    28       RAT SALAD (577)
 ELDHWEN 5236                  5   4  0    28       DUR EDHEL (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RODEKI 5208                   4   2  0    28       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 NORTON 5192                   5   4  0    27       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318         4   1  0    27       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 A.D. 5305                     5   1  0    26       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 SWEET N LOW 5306              3   3  0    25       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 NASTA 5297                    2   5  1    24       DUR EDHEL (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAY 5327                      3   2  1    23       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321         3   2  0    22       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 ITHILNAUR 5354                2   1  0    22       DUR EDHEL (579)
-VISCIOUSNESS 5251             2   5  0    21       MY DAY (557)
 SISTER SLEDGE 5341            2   1  0    21       OLD HABITS (566)
 CURSESHOCK 5234               4   4  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           3   5  0    20       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289           4   3  1    19       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 B.B. CROSS 5323               3   2  1    19       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 CAFE AU LAIT 5344             2   2  0    19       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 MELON MUSH 5357               2   1  0    18       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 MINOR BLUE 5326               3   2  1    17       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 DUDE DUKE 5314                3   3  0    17       SKELETON KEY (493)
-KENSAI 5267                   2   3  0    17       RAT SALAD (577)
-SIF 902                       3   5  1    16       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
-VALAMARADACE 4695             2   2  0    16       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-AURRA SING 5352               1   0  0    16       KILL @ WILL (581)
 LUD BIGHT 5283                4   3  0    15       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-DARKHOLM 5298                 3   1  0    15       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-FASTDRAW 5315                 1   1  0    15       RAT SALAD (577)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                3   5  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 JACK & JILL 5310              3   2  0    13       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-WASTED EFFORT 5153            2   7  0    13       MY DAY (557)
 GAFF 5347                     2   0  0    13       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 MARRED TEENY 5291             1   3  0    13       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 TWEEDLE DUMB 5373             1   0  0    13       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-COYOTE 5316                   3   1  0    12       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
-BONSUR 5210                   3   3  0    12       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              2   4  0    12       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-EVICSERATOR 5358              1   0  0    12       BLACK STORM (171)
 KATIE 5337                    3   2  0    11       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
-MARA JADE 5252                1   1  0    11       KILL @ WILL (581)
-DIRTY FLORES 5245             2   4  0    10       CHEAP THRILLS (580)
 TITANIA 2958                  2   4  0    10       NEMESIS (32)
-MOTH LITE 5290                1   3  0    10       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
 KELSO 5324                    2   3  0     9       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-ARVEIATURACE 4658             2   2  0     9       DRACONIC REALM (519)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322            1   4  0     9       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-TROCAR 5355                   1   0  0     8       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-CLAUGIYLIAMATAR 4694          2   1  0     7       DRACONIC REALM (519)
-BLACK THUNDER 3885            2   1  0     7       BLACK STORM (171)
 CLAVIN 5338                   1   4  0     7       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BEHIR 5345                    1   2  0     5       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 DON KING 5374                 0   1  0     5       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-IKE 1297                      1   1  0     4       MASTERS OF WAR (135)
-GRIZZLE BOC' 5256             1   1  0     4       KILL @ WILL (581)
-TALON KAARDE 5253             1   1  0     4       KILL @ WILL (581)
-3 MI. ISLE COFFEE 5334        0   1  0     3       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)
-TALCAMA 5313                  0   3  0     3       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 CARCHAROTH 5353               0   3  0     3       DUR EDHEL (579)
-SKYWALKER 5255                0   2  0     2       KILL @ WILL (581)
 BAD ODALL 5371                0   1  0     1       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 TWEEDLE DEE 5372              0   1  0     1       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-DAMING FLRAMBUIE 5335         0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LID BUTE 5333                 0   1  0     1       MIXED-UP MIXERS (558)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BELLILAUD 5204         3  1 0 BORDEAUX - SAINTE 561 HUMBUG 5199           213 NOT REVE
ANGRY DRAGON 5243      3  1 0 CHEAP THRILLS 580     LEVIATHAN OF LAR 5113 213 NOT REVE
EMPTY CUP #5 5370      0  1 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     WURM KIN 27           217 NONE    
JAVA QUEEN 5294        1  2 0 COFFEE RULES! 505     PAUL BEARER 5187      213 JUST REV
FODDER 5363            0  1 0 CYNICAL DELUSIONS 586 STONE GOLEM 26        217 NONE    
STAB-ME 5360           0  1 0 CYNICAL DELUSIONS 586 SPYMASTER 22          217 NONE    
WITCHCRAZE 5201        5  3 1 DARQUE FORCES 396     SHELDON 4111          216         
ICEWRAITH 5346         0  2 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     JAY 5327              216 JUST REV
BAPH'S TRASH 01 5364   0  1 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   HIGH ELF 19           217 NONE    
PELLA REES 5280        1  7 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 506  NASTA 5297            217         
GEORGE BUSH 5320       2  3 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 MINOR BLUE 5326       217         
CHRIS COLUMBUS 5319    1  2 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 B.B. CROSS 5323       215 JUST REV
KILLER QUEEN 5356      0  3 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        BANDIT PRINCE 25      217 NONE    
QUEEN OF DENIAL 4896  12 15 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        FRUSTRATION 5067      214 REVENGED
KING CRAB 4983        12  9 0 ROYAL FLUSH 48        OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561 216         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations Bear Acuda on a great run, another DM title, and your well-deserved 
graduation! -- Oz The All-Covetous

Yeah, Bear Acuda, maybe if I get you out of here in time, I can squeak out one more 
award honor than you.  So sure!  Congrats on getting out of here.  You bet! -- 
Courage

Cartel -- It is mighty close.  Mighty, mighty close.  We must thank Mr. Mannequin and 
his team of Second Bananas for thwarting your various challenges, and Mr. Crip and 
his team of Royal Flush for the one mighty blow of champ-to-champ-with-challenge-and-
bloodfeud.  The Fellowship Of The SCOMSS thanks them indeed. -- Oz The All-Praising

Feathers Flying -- Whom are you trying to help out and to thwart?  It seems as though 
you focused on The Fellowship this past round, thereby limiting SCOMSS point 
potential.  With such a grande competition going on, one would hope you would 
understand and would desist, or at least, spread the aggressions around. -- Oz The 
All-Helpful

Folmor -- Thank you for the very sweet words about my ethereality.  I feel so pumped 
up! -- Rainbow

Baphomet ... Jorja, The Consortium has graduated over 400 warriors.  I suspect that 
there is no other membership approaching this amount in the world of Alastari. -- Oz 
The All-Knowing

Horus One-eye -- You will be greatly missed. -- Oz The All-Sorrowful

AD ... Mr. Coffee ..., The Fellowship fully agrees that Freeze Dried is the Coffee 
Rules "champion" and please make certain to so entitle Freeze Dried just prior to 
Sister Mary Elephant's fine challenge victory this past round over same.  Yes, 
indeed; we must be fair in all we say and do! -- Oz The All-honorable

B.B. Cross -- Thank you for that challenge and my easy win, but I wish you hadn't 
challenged me as I was trying to get many points for The SCOMSS in The Swampfest. -- 
Fighting Tree

Kalypso -- There is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and I am glad you didn't 
abscond with it.  I enjoyed our little wrestling match and the points it gave The 
Fellowship and took away from The Cartel.  Thanks for the match-up. -- Rainbow

Folmor -- First Rainbow, now me.  Shucks, we like the wins and we like you and all, 
but we really need to get some "points" action for The Fellowship Of The SCOMSS.  
Maybe next time our challenges will go through. -- Hourglass

Leviathan -- I'm sorry and all that, but I am also a little surprised, because I am 
sure you are a better warrior than me.  Let's not match up again.  Okay? -- Courage

Sister Mary Sarah -- No way was I going to be your "first."  I respect "the cloth" 
and I like my fruit ripe; know what I mean?  I say "bah" for us matching up! -- 
Humbug

Good luck to all in The Swampfest.  It is certainly not over yet.  Two more to go!  
No matter what, we all owe a GREAT thanks and well done to the coordinator who did a 
fabulous job.  Yessiree! -- Oz The All-Praising

Coyote -- Shame on you... you may be cheap, but I didn't get a thrill! -- A.D.

Marajuana Man -- I always said that beer and weed don't mix... you just proved me 
right! -- Lud Bight

Donovan -- Same match-up, different result... hence the allure!  Touche' -- Ivan P

Baphomet -- Got your note... thanks...  Sorry, not time to reply right now, v. busy 
IRL (getting married!!!)...  Hope you had luck in the tourney, as for that roll, I 
*may* have gone 7-10-11-15-15-5-21 AB, but I'm not having a lot of luck with 15 WIT's 
at the moment... -- Spawn

Dearest Paula -- Will you never learn? -- The Siamese of Sympathy; Kat

Rondol Quiglo -- Not fair!  It's not very sporting to go around breaking someone's 
weapons like that.  Who's going to pay for the replacements?  Not only that, after 
you break the weapon, you start attacking the unmentionables!  Tsk, tsk! -- The 
Fuzzybutt of Feigned Reactions; Kat

     Too bad Ed. had to miss that one! -- Temp Ed.

Mahara -- That, Dear Sir, is what we call a 'fight clinic'.  Bear Nekkid should have 
been compensated for that lesson. -- The Siberian Shorthair of Simple Fact; Kat

Norton -- You caught poor Fred unaware.  Regardless of the cheap challenge (7FE vs. 
2FE), you were lucky to escape with the victory.  Lesson learned--and a mistake on 
our part that won't be repeated. -- The Tabby of Tease; Kat

Sara F -- Okay.  That sucked, but SEVEN clashes?  I guess Halle shouldn't have worn 
the beanie? -- The Maincoon of Mischief; Kat

Fellowship of SCOMSS -- Alas, despite my best effort, I fear your 'high-score' lead 
is, at the moment, insurmountable.  Regardless, The Kat-lead team from the Vendetta 
Cartel will fight to the finish and try to make a race of it. -- Kat (mgr, 'The 
Bear's Paw')

Mr Coffee -- Sent another Snail Mail letter to you which was posted on Thursday 
October 21st.  Still have NOT received my salary to pay off my negative account 
balance as of October 28.  Perhaps by November 1st it will arrive. -- Hammer
P.S.  HAWKEYE HAMMER is getting ready for reactivation with an enclosed Duelsheet 
when the Bank Draft is mailed to the Gladiatorial Commission!

Paul Bearer -- At least you didn't need anyone to do it for you. -- Rondol Quiglo
P.S.  Do you have any Pawpaws around your guildhouse?

Hourglass -- A woman with a figure like yours doesn't need to know how to fight.  So 
why were you sucking up the skills?  Better to spend your time dancing, eh? -- Folmor 
Grigg

Curseshock -- That was a very darque one you pronounced on me!  Look what it did to 
my insurance rates--through the roof. -- Nin Quire

Titania -- I'm not sure I can properly fear a red-headed nemesis.  Maybe you should 
dye it black? -- Pella Rees

Kat -- Great job oh furless...er, I mean of fearless one.  Four VC awards and three 
more SM awards. -- Fizban

Mr Coffee -- Hey, coffee dude.  Sorry I've been out of touch.  Drop me a kite.  1423 
Holloway Dr., Plymouth, IN  46563. -- Fizban

Leppada -- You know something, you teach like you fought that fight.  Not too good.  
I expected more from you.  Sheesh. -- Spawning

Zombie Knight -- Hmm.  what a surprise.  Not so perfect after all, are you.  You 
teach well too.  You're all right in my book. -- Daster Marque

Dude Duke -- You need more caffeine.  You should go see the coffee dude.  He'll help 
you out. -- Crister Moffee
P.S.  Tell him Cousin Crister sent you and you'll get the hook up. 

Burns -- Eat my shorts, Burns. -- Dake

Congratulations to The Fellowship of the SCOMSS on a fine team turn last round. -- Oz 
The All-Motivational

Ed. -- It wasn't so much you didn't print my p-ads.  Or even that my spotlight was 
kicked into the Round File...but that instead, you guys printed that crap from Jessie 
Jest!  On top of it, my 7-10-11-15-15-5-21 (AB) got sent to the D.A.!  I'm hiring 
assassins now! -- Baphomet (praying he's not the one who goofed up!)

     I dunno who goofed on this.  Articles (Jessie Jest's old standby) are handled by
     somebody else.  Personals and new spotlights are typed by a different somebody
     else.  And to top it off, Ed. isn't even here to answer for her sins. -- Temp
     Ed.

Mr. Coffee -- Probably a combination of indulging in both material and magic.  
Drunkenness and wearing the Pink Panties of Ivisibility.  He'll sober up...hopefully. 
-- Baphomet

Jorja -- Probably true, but none are as gracious.  Thank you and most certainly, they 
have helped tremendously. -- Baphomet

All -- I will not be available for personal messages due real world concerns.  I 
salute you all.  Welcome back to the old "new" teams.  Thank you for your patience.  
-- Mr. Coffee/ Coffee Rules!

A.D. -- I have a couple of questions.  First I think that I have already done this, 
but I guess I may as well do it anyway.  New warriors for All-Star Nana's:  Scott and 
Katie.  Next I was just wondering how I could be (-105) points last turn when my team 
went 4-1.  Lastly I have noticed that you have been taking points off for Dream Team 
for that last couple of turns and I wanted to let you know that that team has only 
run like the first two turns and then he stopped running.  But you keep taking poitns 
off for his team. -- The Mun

Congratulations to The Fellowship of the SCOMSS on a fine team turn last round. -- Oz 
The All-Motivational

All -- I will not be available for personal messages due real world concerns.  I 
salute you all.  Welcome back to the old "new" teams.  Thank you for your patience.  
-- Mr. Coffee/ Coffee Rules!

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLER QUEEN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EMPTY CUP #5 was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BAPH'S TRASH 01 was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FODDER was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
STAB-ME was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
ACE BAILEY was narrowly defeated by OSLOBEN BENBOBEN in a 3 minute competition.
KALYPSO defeated JAY in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
FREEZE DRIED unbelievably bested PAUL BEARER in a 4 minute Bloodfeud competition.
CLINTONLIKESBUSH unbelievably bested B.B. CROSS in a 3 minute Bloodfeud duel.
HOURGLASS was vanquished by GREGOLA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
THE FISHER KING won victory over SHELDON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LEVIATHAN OF LARD overpowered ART PENDRAGON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
TEN C-0 METER was subdued by LEPPADA in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SIR GALAHAD was viciously subdued by SISTER MARY SARAH in a 22 minute conflict.
AHURA MAZDA was subdued by MAHARA in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
DASTER MARQUE overpowered RONDOL QUIGLO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
AMELA BUNDERSON overpowered CRISTER MOFFEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CURSESHOCK was bested by HELLUIN in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
FRED BEAR handily defeated NORTON in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DUDE DUKE bested KELSO in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
NASTA assassinated PELLA REES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
WHITE SETTLER was luckily beaten by SISTER MARY ELEPHANT in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
CAFE AU LAIT was beaten by A.D. in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
MELON MUSH unbelievably bested HALLE BEARY in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
BEHIR was vanquished by SWEET N LOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GEORGE BUSH was viciously butchered by MINOR BLUE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MARRED TEENY overpowered CARCHAROTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BEAR ACUDA overpowered FOLMOR GRIGG in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
DEEP FRIED LARD was savagely defeated by RAINBOW in a dull 12 minute veteran's bout.
LATTE vanquished JABBERWOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Title fray.
COURAGE overcame PAULA BONES in a 2 minute master's bout.
JENNA vanquished ANJE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IVAN POISY was defeated by BEAR NEKKID in a 2 minute duel.
SPAWING OF SPEWN handily defeated MUTUS BRAXIMUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BURNS demolished HUMBUG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KRAMER was overpowered by CORPULENT CORPSE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BALKI was viciously subdued by DONAVAN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome match.
FIGHTING TREE overpowered MISFORTUNE COOKIE in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
SCOTT was savagely defeated by DRASTARDY DAKE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
SARA F. handily defeated TITANIA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ELDHWEN slimly lost to KOZYTA in a 3 minute match.
JACK & JILL unbelievably bested CLAVIN in a 3 minute gory bout.
LUD BIGHT was vanquished by SISTER MARY CLARENCE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
NIN QUIRE was luckily beaten by SISTER SLEDGE in a action packed 3 minute competition.
KATIE was defeated by TWEEDLE DUMB in a 1 minute beginner's battle.
GAFF won victory over TWEEDLE DEE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
ITHILNAUR overcame BAD ODALL in a popular 3 minute amateur's duel.
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN devastated DON KING in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY      107 -  79 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL     56 -  43 -  3      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         AIMED BLOW        47 -  44 -  3      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         LUNGING ATTACK    92 - 102 - 10      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   46 -  56 -  4      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   77 - 106 -  8      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  22 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    65 -  99 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  22 -  0      33  |

Turn 217 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-LUNGE        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     6 -  9         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  5     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    4 - 11         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LATTE 4667                 22  14  0  121 COFFEE RULES! (505)
TOTAL PARRY      GREGOLA 5101               20  13  0  107 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
SLASHING ATTACK  COURAGE 4552               14  10  1  106 LAND OF OZ (217)
AIMED BLOW       PAULA BONES 4414           17  11  1   91 SKELETON KEY (493)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEVIATHAN OF LARD 5113     11   5  1   81 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
BASHING ATTACK   JENNA 5099                 11   6  3   70 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
STRIKING ATTACK  SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197       7   1  0   70 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BEAR NEKKID 5126            9   5  0   69 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
PARRY-STRIKE     MAHARA 2656                 9   8  1   42 TREBORS (232)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FOLMOR GRIGG 4501.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was B.B. CROSS 5323.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAUL BEARER 5187, 
HALLE BEARY 5312, ITHILNAUR 5354, CAFE AU LAIT 5344, DONAVAN 4112, NIN QUIRE 5281, 
OSLOBEN BENBOBEN 4561, HELLUIN 5237, KELSO 5324, and ACE BAILEY 4948.

The least popular fighter this week was SISTER MARY SARAH 5137.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SIR GALAHAD 5148, DEEP FRIED LARD 4975, RAINBOW 4553, NORTON 
5192, KATIE 5337, JACK & JILL 5310, SCOTT 5299, MISFORTUNE COOKIE 5275, KRAMER 5191, 
and HUMBUG 5199.

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

BEAR ACUDA (47-4995) THE BEAR'S PAW (150)