DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2005    Duedate: 01/23/2006

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-232

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOTO
LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-3914) [21-13-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOTO                           CAESAR
LAND OF OZ (217)               AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
(47-3914) [21-13-0,120]        (47-5679) [8-1-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AHURA MAZDA                    BLACK
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)          THE MARAUDERS (619)
(47-5152) [11-13-1,65]         (47-5706) [5-2-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AGE OF EMPIRES (617)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAAL'S MINIONS (626)        46
2. LAND OF OZ (217)            42      LOST SOULS (618)
3. LOST SOULS (618)            40      Unchartered Team
4. FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)       38
5. SECOND BANANAS (573)        35      AGE OF EMPIRES (617)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*AGE OF EMPIRES (617)      32  12  1 72.7   1/ 1*AGE OF EMPIRES (617)     11  4 1
 2- 2*THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   14   6  1 70.0   2/15 LAND OF OZ (217)         10  4 0
 3/ 8*THE MARAUDERS (619)       21  11  2 65.6   3/ 5 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  9  3 0
 4/ 5 LOST SOULS (618)          28  16  5 63.6   4/12*THE MARAUDERS (619)       9  4 1
 5/ 3 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   41  24  3 63.1   5/ 6 THE OPERA (613)           9  5 0
 6- 4 OLD HABITS (566)          42  25  3 62.7   6/ 3 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   9  6 0
 7/ 7 THE OPERA (613)           25  15  2 62.5   7/13 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  7 0
 8/ 9 LAND OF OZ (217)         458 302 14 60.3   8/ 7 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     7  4 0
 9/10 SECOND BANANAS (573)      68  48  6 58.6   9/17 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      7  7 1
10/13 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  50  39  5 56.2  10/ 8 SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  7 0
11/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         602 481 31 55.6  11/ 4 DARK PINNACLE (598)       7  7 0
12/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     327 292 31 52.8  12/27 SALEM'S LOT (605)         7  7 0
13/14 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     40  36  7 52.6  13/16 MAESTUS MORTALES (588)    7  8 0
14/12*PALINDROMES (599)         21  19  3 52.5  14- 2 OLD HABITS (566)          6  3 1
15-16 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)     107  97  9 52.5  15/21 LOST SOULS (618)          6  5 0
16/17 COFFEE RULES! (505)      145 134  5 52.0  16/11 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      6  7 0
17/23 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     29  28  2 50.9  17/14 FREEDONIA (32)            6  8 2
18/21 DARQUE FORCES (396)       99  99  6 50.0  18/24*BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      6  8 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/26 SALEM'S LOT (605)         22  22  2 50.0  19/18*PALINDROMES (599)         6  9 1
20-22*BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)    12  12  0 50.0  20/19 COFFEE RULES! (505)       6  9 0
21/18 DARK PINNACLE (598)       39  40  5 49.4  21/30 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     5  5 2
22/25 FREEDONIA (32)           155 163 17 48.7  22/ 9 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      5  5 0
23-27*OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     17  18  0 48.6  23/20 DARQUE FORCES (396)       5  5 0
24/24 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      26  28  3 48.1  24/25 BLACK STORM (171)         5 10 0
25/28 BLACK STORM (171)         84  99  9 45.9  25-10*THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   4  1 0
26/30 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      27  36  3 42.9  26-29*THE BOAR'S NEST (627)     4  6 0
27/29 MAESTUS MORTALES (588)    30  41  0 42.3  27-26 ADULT SWIM (589)          3  1 0
28-31 ADULT SWIM (589)          19  26  1 42.2  28-31 FALLEN (590)              3  2 1
29/36*BAAL'S MINIONS (626)       8  11  0 42.1  29/23 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     3 11 0
30/32 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     50  72  3 41.0  30/33*CODE RED (547)            3 12 0
31-34*THE BOAR'S NEST (627)      4   6  0 40.0  31-32*BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)    2  1 0
32/33 TREBORS (232)             80 122  8 39.6  32-28 SOULFORGE (587)           2  3 0
33-35 SOULFORGE (587)           24  39  3 38.1  33-22 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      2  6 0
34-37 FALLEN (590)              16  29  3 35.6  34-34*MISNOMERS (608)           1  1 0
35-38*MISNOMERS (608)           12  22  0 35.3  35-39*ZOIDS (606)               1  4 0
36-40*BLEAK LEGION (601)         8  19  2 29.6  36/ 0*THE SERPENTS (629)        1  4 0
37-41*ZOIDS (606)                3   8  0 27.3  37/40 TREBORS (232)             0  6 0
38/42*CODE RED (547)            10  30  0 25.0  38-36*OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     0  4 0
39/ 0*THE SERPENTS (629)         1   4  0 20.0  39-43*BLEAK LEGION (601)        0  1 0
40-43*HOBBITS IN THE HOO (615)   0   1  0  0.0  40-42*HOBBITS IN THE HOO (615)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                               *NORTH FORK YELLOW RAG*

     I sat out last turn in hopes that my previous nonsense would provoke (read--
"inspire") someone else to pick this up.  Again...not happening.  So, y'all have to
put up with me.  Now...BOW DOWN...okay...so nobody's bowing...then, just read on
(sheesh!).
     Nine teams didn't show last turn.  I just can't believe it!  Buncha quitters!
LOSERS!!!  (placing my fingers in a L-shape on my forehead)  Everyone, except Hammer,
from the kLk went AWOL.  Half of the Vendetta Cartel skipped town.  Jekyll and
Ultraist missed the action, and only Toker and Dok Sik from Desolate Dorks...er...I
mean Empire (grin) were present.
     Did y'all see the list of warriors who entered the Mailer?  Good Googley-
Moogley.  I think X-Syndicate better watch out.  Somebody's out to catch them.
     Congratulations to:  Master Darque, Impressario, The Historian, Raven (oh, NO!
Not again!)  Buddy Lee, and Slugbait for capturing TVs.  Well done, and WAY TO
REPRESENT THE SWAMP!!!)
     Quite a few deaths resulted in the Mailer as well...ten of them.  Condolences to
those who lost valuable warriors.
     No change in the rankings this turn.  Although, 35 points separate second from
third, and 48 points separating third from fourth.  Things could easily switch, no...
be on the lookout!!!
     Only one team won all their fights...ahem!...Maximillian who went 4-0.  Couple
of teams went 4-1, so don't go gloating and sticking your bony chest out.  And
getting a humongous "L" pasted on their foreheads were Assur and Suicide for their 0-
5 turns.  OUCH!!!
     Okay, here's Baphomet's Awards for T231:

Funniest P-ad:  Snarky, you get this one!  I almost laughed so hard I ripped one!
Dude, I  really needed it, too...laugh that is!

Best Manager:  I'm giving this to The Historian.  Dude's been tearing up the arena
and it don't look like anyone's gonna stop him.

Biggest Scaredy-Cat:  Raven...for not running Tarentella for the past two turns.
C'mon girl...you ain't got the cojones? (grin)

Most Humble:  Oz, for acknowledgement regarding losses.  Takes a big man, my friend.

Quietest Manager:  Crip.  I think he forgot how to talk.

     Well, that's about it.  In all seriousness...I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

                                                           Baphomet

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                                *TURF WAR IV UPDATES*
                                     TURN SEVEN

     HOWDY FOLKS!  We've now completed seven turns of the Turf War 4, and I am
pleased with both the level of competition and the participation from our dueling
community.  Suffice it to say, so far...the Turf War is a successful venture.  And,
as it's the first contest I've hosted, I'll mostly likely do more in the future.
There are, however, some hitches with this contest...rules, mostly.  So, if there's
any suggestions (as I know danged well there are) please diplo them to me so that the
next contest (a ways off still), will be even better.
     The only clarification I need to make is to Liam...I saw your p-ad requesting
Demonic Hex to be listed as your Champion...it's done.
     With that...let me get on with the contest scoring for T231:

**X-SYNDICATE/Impressario, Cpt.                     (649), (+54)
   Impressario/The Opera/Medee                      ( 25), (+12)
   Raven/Lost Souls/Tarantella (TC)                 (516), (+28)
   The Historian/Age of Empires/Cyrus the Great     ( 59), (+15)
   Chaotix/Chaotix'Beasts                           ( 16), ( -5)
   Murker/The Marauders                             ( 18), ( +4)
**SCOMS TOWER/Slugbait, Cpt.                        (224), (+24)
   Slugbait/Mystic Orc Feast                        (  4), ( 00)
   Crip/Royal Flush                                 ( 20), ( 00)
   Oz/Land of Oz/Magic Wand                         ( 91), (+18)
   Mannequin/Second Bananas                         ( 62), ( -7)
   Father O'Malley/Old Habits                       ( 47), (+13)
**VENDETTA CARTEL/Kat, Cpt.                         (189), (+12)
   Kat/The Bear's Paw/Paul Bearer                   ( 48), ( 00)
   Street Legal/Life's Lessons/Homey D. Clone       ( 73), (-11)
   Master Darque/Darque Forces/Orc Plague           ( 21), ( 00)
   Maximillian/Natural B. Killers II                ( 25), (+17)
   Sensei Jan/Salem's Lot                           ( 22), ( +6)
**ILLUMINATI/Talon Darkhart, Cpt.                   (141), (+27)
   Talon Darkhart/Adult Swim/Bender                 ( 73), ( 15)
   Azraelus Prime/Fallen/Lil Bit                    (-37), ( 00)
   P-Diddy/The Dreaming/Dead Angle                  ( -7), ( 00)
   Nemesis/Zoids                                    (-12), ( 00)
   Hammer/All-Swamp Hammerz/Swamp Lily Hammer       ( 94), (+10)
   Noachian/The Ripper Crew                         (  3), ( 00)
   Assurnasirbanipal/Palindromes                    ( 21), ( -2)
   Asmo Dius/Baatanar'Ritezu/Pazuzu                 ( 20), ( 00)
   Baphomet/Knights Templar                         ( 24), ( -1)
   Liam the Goth/Gothic Ministry/Demonic Hex        ( -9), ( +6)
   Buddy Lee/Dark Pinnacle                          ( 47), (+10)
   Suiside/Code Red/Judge                           (-31), (-11)
**DESOLATE EMPIRE/Abraxis, Cpt.                     ( 46), ( +3)
   Abraxis/Leaders/Mr. Crowley                      (  5), ( 00)
   Toker/Maestrus Mortales/Gangsta Creep            ( -5), ( -3)
   Wasby the Great/Soulforge                        ( 11), ( 00)
   Dok Sik/Dok Sik Killas/Hanta                     ( 14), ( +6)
   Skullagrim/Skeleton Key                          ( 23), ( 00)
   Lasher/Mayfair                                   ( -2), ( 00)
   Goat/Desolate Ones                               ( 00), ( 00)
**THE IRON COUNCIL/Tripwire, Cpt.                   ( 35), ( -2)
   Tripwire/Of Wolf and Man                         (  3), ( -2)
   Jekyll/Indifference                              ( 32), ( 00)
   Ultraist/Wolfcats II                             ( 00), ( 00)
**T.A.T.I.O.A.H.C./Mr. Coffee, Cpt.                 (-69), (+10)
   Mr. Coffee/Coffee Rules!/Freeze Dried            (-14), ( -6)
   Heathen/Misonomers/Richard Cranium               ( -8), ( +1)
   Snarky/Freedonia/The Kurgen                      (-32), (+11)
   Blackstorm/Black Storm/Evicerator                (-25), ( +4)

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     The warriors of Code Red were behind the Lizzard's Tail on practicing as Suicide
strode up and cast a blaze around them.
     "We did our bet!" yelled Man Hunter.
     "You're best at finding the styles.  I will grant you that," Suicide said with a
sneer.  "Now it is time for a new mission."
     "So why this ring of fire?" asked Judge.
     "So no one else comes near," Suicide answered, "and I have agreed if all goes as
planned it will be a challenge worth your while."
     They nodded as Suicide continued, "The challenges will be smarter and no more
going in blind, well, not many blind."
     "So how do we begin?" questioned Judge.
     "Who is the target?" Man Hunter put it.
     "All in good time."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     As transcribed from his song, interpreted from his dance and...ahem...EDited
"for style." -- "I do so promise to snark the truth, the whole snark...and nothing
but a load of snark, or so help me..." -- by the proud (and overbearing) first-time
Snarker of his own DUELMASTER!
     (...heard faint in the distance the familiar tune to the carol Noel...but upon
closer humming, his words -- honest! -- are coming, "oh well...doh! hell...do
tell...who smells?")
     Ah swampfolk!  (Hail!  Hail Freedonia! -- The Tower?)  We (crouching TATI hidden
O'WACKERS, and leapin' lizards, Oh My!) will not live under yolk.  (We're relying on
you, X'ers.)  Free your mind.  (Not your wind, Burp Hammer! -- I heard you laughing
again, Expatriate.)  Give your free will a chance.  (But give that free swill right
back from the 'Wench it came'!)  We are born to be free (eh, Bloodblade?).
     And good sir Liam (the Gandhi) is blameless (for not avoiding Incubus when
Tarantella's been hiding in her spidey-hole...and, speaking of Gonzo getting "caught
in the excitement of a femailer"...)  Arena life is uncertain, ("like a box of
chocolates," Baphorrest) and yes victory is sweet...ahh but my favorite was that
sweet Bear Nekkid lady (glad he ate her), but...Bombadella would hug Raven's ********
Tarantella (twinkle twinkle shooting star) just as wella.  (There's no hugging in
gladiatorial combat!!)
     The peel the heel most often slipped on, my nemesis, was a banana, but
conscience caught up (with that killer genius autist formerly alive as Kramer, the
one-track-minded, inarticulate -- "DIE, TARANTELLA, DIE!!!" -- ?? -- I fancy more
"well-rounded" froglegs myself...).Apology accepted (for that banana's
"downchallenging/style-mismatching/taking one from your wigwam Ace Metric" ways --
Season cancelled) I sing to your memory (to the tune of the well-known "Day-O!"):
"Hey Master Mannequin/sell me a Banana/They fight some and then take the throne!"
("Zardoz and his Ozchestra-all instrumental -- "can't stand the singing:  They're
melting, Bomb:  turn it up!).
     Ay, Snorksir...and in celebration of The Seven Days of Solstice, I ask all of
you gathered here at Heathen's Cafe to drink deep and then join in a loud round of an
ol' Freedonia Fighters' favorite, recounting every weapon in Duelmasters:  "On the
seventh day of Solstice, G Sheila gave to me:  seven blades a'reaving, six cudgels
smashing, FIVE-GOLDEN-RINGS!!! ('cuz there's just no messing with ancient tradition),
four brawling axes, three dense shields, two pointy spears and a ticket to this
turn's arena duels!!!"  Ahhh...ha-hah!  Well-met (by loonlight)...ha-hah!
     Yes this season of peace and good will casts its shadow over the arena, and I
say, "There's too much death in the Tourney!"  (They might fall off!" -- actually
it's lucky there were 13 only.  Confuseus say, "If die in arena and in Tourney die
again, then Steal Shank, you born to die.")  In the spirit of (w)helping our fellow
warriors, I look out across Alastari from atop the Great Tree of Life, and see
lungers favored (LANCE!), walls jacks of all but master of none, (especially slightly
uncoordinated woses like JABBERWOCK) favorite tactic amplifying their advantages but
not their disadvantages (oooh so subtle) armor more necessary for one with more
initiative and less parry (armor?!  He don't need so stinking armor) the favorite
Spymaster Unknown (doncha know), Saturnalia national blockey night for all TP leafs
in blockey town (ya, but my Snarks beat 'em at their own game!  Turned over a Leaf or
two, rippled the mesh, and rang that Bellfour, no, five times!)
     -- mmm...as you may have noticed, here's the part of the victory dance where
Snarky gets a little carried away with his ..."interpretation" --
     (So, stop me, Expatriate, if you heard this one already...Sister Mary Elephant
walks into the Welcome Wench trying to be alluring in her pink plate miniskirt, but
there's just no gettin' away from the amazon-image with her headbanger ax, big
muscles, hairy armpits -- you get the picture...so she calls out with a wave to the
Hammers, Bananas and downchallenging wosses there, "Anybody buy a lady a drink?"
Everyone ignores her except Toto, that old drunken dog, who barks at the barkeep,
"Get the ballerina a drink!"  She downs it, waves again asking, "Anybody buy a lady
another drink?"  and again, the cross-eyed Toto manages to slur, "Get the ballerina
another drink!"  Barkeep does, but just has to ask, "Toto, you can throw your money
away if you want, but just tell me why do you keep calling her a ballerina?"  Toto
cracks into a glazed grin, "I just figure any woman who can raise her leg that
high...has to be a...")
     -- and then...umm...refocuses (as much as is possible under these first-time-
titler inebriated circumstances)...on Bombadil's ascetic message --
     "Let Freedonia Reign!"
     In part(y)ing, remember for a Freedonia ('cuz he won't) life is to (wet your)
whistle.  Keep it simple:  "If you know your opponent, and if you know yourself, then
you need not fear the outcome of (20) fights."
     Merry Winter, warriors, (merry win-turn),

                         Ageless Junglelove,
                                   Bombadil, primordial jungleer (20-11-0)

EDitor's note:  As my quill, so wrote it be. -- Snarkparody (just snarkin' around OK
Abby)

P.P.S.  EDitor's snark:  Kat, didja really get 15 spyrepoints for three team mentions
just for 'voiding yourself?  (Expatriate!)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome SCOMSS SWAMP.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  You know what they say 
about the herd of lions who studied a judge...  LAND OF OZ moved up 13 places, to 
2nd.  Who can explain it?  Not you, not me, not SALEM'S LOT's opponents, after 
watching them shoot up the ranks from 27th to 12th.  Ever take one of those 
association tests?  You know, he says black, you say white.  Water-Lake, Sky-Blue. 
Try this:  Flop.  THE BEAR'S PAW!  It seems so recently people were saying THE 
MARAUDERS was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-1 moved them up 8.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with MALARIA?  He actually beat DARK PINNACLE's ANVIL 
HUNTER, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at 
NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 while they watched LITTLE BIG MAN clobber CAFE AU LAIT.  She 
lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Another fighter 
(TOTO 21-13-0) challenged another Duelmaster (BOMBADIL 20-12-0).  Life goes on.  I 
can barely restrain my enthusiam for LAND OF OZ's outstanding member, Duelmaster 
TOTO.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was ADULT SWIM.  The bums at ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ couldn't face the 
challenges from ADULT SWIM!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, MAGIC WAND!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come 
back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent DARK HEART!  That was my lucky charm when I 
was unfairly challenged.  (and by 29 points!)  OPAI should have an easy win.  OPAI 
overcame DARK HEART.  DARK PINNACLE calls this fighting?  In my day...  Fighting is a 
better craft than farming, ETIENNE DUPLAIX, but you have to pay your dues.  Being 
challenged by WOZZECK, 21 points above you, is dues.  WOZZECK defeated ETIENNE 
DUPLAIX.  I bet WOZZECK could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR knows 
who to set their sights on.  FULBOTLNFRNTOME expects the easy win by going 17 points 
down.  DING DONG will find this a hard lesson!  FULBOTLNFRNTOME left the match 
looking worse than when he went in, after DING DONG, with a 1-0-0, walked all over 
him.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if STAG can return from the Dark Arena.  PHILP OF MACEDON was plum wore out after 
JACK MCFARLAND pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  AGE OF EMPIRES'll have to get a 
little better before going after JACK MCFARLAND again!  Many a warrior has met his 
fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOTO 3914                    21  13  0   120       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE METRIC 3554              13   6  0   112       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235           12  12  1   112       LAND OF OZ (217)
-TARANTELLA 5687               6   1  2   105       LOST SOULS (618)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322           11   8  1   101       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 ART PENDRAGON 5151           13  14  0   100       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 BOMBADIL 2724                20  12  0    97       FREEDONIA (32)
-SISTER MARY SARAH 5137       15   3  0    92       OLD HABITS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMBUG 5199                  15  10  1    90       LAND OF OZ (217)
 SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441       10   3  0    89       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 MARAJUANA MAN 3411           15   9  2    88       BLACK STORM (171)
 JACK MCFARLAND 5481          10   3  0    85       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 MINOR BLUE 5326              10   6  1    84       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 CAESAR 5679                   8   1  0    83       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 B.B. CROSS 5323              12   4  2    81       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 BLOOD RAYNE 5489             12   8  1    80       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 OPAI 5735                     6   0  0    71       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 CYRUS THE GREAT 5681          7   2  0    70       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 LOWELL 5569                   8   2  1    69       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-JENNA 5099                   14  16  4    68       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318        13   6  0    68       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORWHEN 5686                  7   3  1    66       LOST SOULS (618)
 LEPPADA 2257                 13  26  0    65       TREBORS (232)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHURA MAZDA 5152             11  13  1    65       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 HALLE BEARY 5312              6  12  1    65       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 HANTA 5443                    7   6  0    63       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 PAUL BEARER 5187             11  11  2    62       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 WOZZECK 5644                  6   4  0    60       THE OPERA (613)
 PHILP OF MACEDON 5680         6   3  1    59       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393           9   5  1    58       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 SWAMP TRAP HAMMER 5442       11   2  1    57       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGSTA CREEP 5391            8   7  0    56       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
-CYANIDE 5444                  6   6  2    56       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 STAG 5737                     2   2  2    56       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-BENDER 5395                   9   0  1    55       ADULT SWIM (589)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321        12   7  3    54       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 ICHORID 5584                  7   2  0    54       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-SISTER SLEDGE 5341            6   2  1    54       OLD HABITS (566)
 DON KING 5374                 6   7  0    53       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 RED DRAGON 5585               8   4  0    52       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 RED DEVIL 5732                3   3  0    52       LOST SOULS (618)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           6   8  1    51       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SWEET N LOW 5306             11  10  0    50       COFFEE RULES! (505)
-VASH THE STAMPEDE 5396        5   5  0    50       ADULT SWIM (589)
 RACECAR 5498                  5   3  0    50       PALINDROMES (599)
 RAZOR 5689                    4   2  1    50       LOST SOULS (618)
 BLACK 5706                    5   2  0    48       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 FREEZE DRIED 5308            13   8  0    47       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 JACK & JILL 5310              9   9  0    46       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 PRINCE IGOR 5640              4   0  0    46       THE OPERA (613)
 MAHARA 2656                   9  17  1    45       TREBORS (232)
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439        8   5  1    42       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 BEAR SKINRUG 5399             8   3  0    42       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SWAMP CLAW HAMMER 5438        6   7  1    42       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SWAMP ROSE HAMMER 5440        6   7  0    40       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-BULLSEYE 5571                 6   2  0    40       SOULFORGE (587)
 EVICSERATOR 5358              9   7  1    39       BLACK STORM (171)
 ORC PLAGUE 5501               3   3  1    39       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 CAFE AU LAIT 5344             8  11  0    38       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885            8  10  0    38       BLACK STORM (171)
 FRED BEAR 5348                7   9  0    38       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-RICHARD CRANIUM 5577          6   2  0    38       MISNOMERS (608)
-JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534          4   5  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-DROPSHOT 5402                 5   4  2    37       FALLEN (590)
 DEMONIC HEX 5530              7   4  0    36       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 CONSTANTINE 5677              6   2  0    36       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 CASSIDY 5705                  5   2  1    36       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 TARZAN 5542                   3   8  1    36       FREEDONIA (32)
 MEDEE 5642                    8   1  0    35       THE OPERA (613)
 DARK HEART 5684               6   4  1    35       LOST SOULS (618)
 ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377          5  10  2    35       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 JENKINS 5708                  6   1  0    34       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 RIKER 5707                    4   3  1    34       THE MARAUDERS (619)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMON MAGUS 5806              2   1  0    33       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 FROG DEMON 5795               2   2  0    33       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 SPECTRE 5654                  3   3  0    32       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 APPIUS 5392                   8   7  0    31       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
-LIL BIT 5404                  3   5  1    31       FALLEN (590)
-MY SLEEP 5657                 2   2  0    29       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-SISTER MERCY 5526             2   2  0    29       OLD HABITS (566)
 PARTY TRAP 5496               5   3  1    28       PALINDROMES (599)
 MR. REE 5406                  4   4  0    28       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAMA QUEEN 5494              6   5  0    27       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-BARBAZU 5514                  3   2  0    27       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
 BLACK BALL 5520               7   5  0    26       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
-BLACKENED 5531                5   1  0    26       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-AXELROD GUNNER 5401           5   5  0    26       FALLEN (590)
-HOMEY D. CLONE 5637           5   3  0    26       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 THE KURGEN 5636               4   5  1    26       FREEDONIA (32)
-PAZUZU 5513                   3   3  0    26       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
 ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552          5   3  1    25       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 TNT 5499                      5   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (599)
 DROW 5674                     4   2  0    25       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
-FADE TO BLACK 5695            2   3  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 MALARIA 5837                  2   0  0    25       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
-PAM D MONIUM 5725             1   1  0    25       MISNOMERS (608)
 TRESSA 5388                   5   9  0    24       MAESTUS MORTALES (588)
-SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671     3   1  0    24       OLD HABITS (566)
 KILL*SWITCH 5809              2   0  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADE'S FORM 5549             5   5  0    23       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 CRYPT ANGEL 5553              4   4  1    23       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 CAPPUCCINO 5382               4  11  0    23       COFFEE RULES! (505)
-SHORTEST STRAW 5532           3   3  0    23       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 LOUIE 5740                    2   4  0    22       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 WOW 5495                      3   5  1    21       PALINDROMES (599)
-DRAYGON 5804                  1   1  0    21       THE BOAR'S NEST (627)
-RIGORMORTIS 5736              3   2  0    20       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792         2   1  0    20       THE OPERA (613)
 DING DONG 5827                2   0  0    20       LAND OF OZ (217)
-SEALAB DEBBIE 5567            1   4  0    20       ADULT SWIM (589)
-DYERS EVE 5535                1   5  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-AROSAUR 5558                  1   1  0    20       ZOIDS (606)
-GENESIS 5435                  4   7  0    19       SOULFORGE (587)
 DEADLY 4996                   4   4  0    19       CODE RED (547)
 LETHAL 4998                   1   7  0    19       CODE RED (547)
-FEL STRIKE 5516               1   4  0    19       BLEAK LEGION (601)
-FRAZ-URB'LUU 5746             1   2  0    19       BAATANAR' RITEZU (600)
-STUFF 5656                    3   1  1    18       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-GRIM 5803                     1   1  0    17       THE BOAR'S NEST (627)
 XERXES 5742                   5   1  0    16       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
-TARGET 5573                   4   4  0    16       SOULFORGE (587)
 YOGI BEAR 5745                3   1  0    16       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JACK DER RIERRE 5639          2   2  0    16       MISNOMERS (608)
 ARSENIC 5836                  1   1  0    16       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 FREEBORN BLOODBLADE 5597      3   6  0    15       BLACK STORM (171)
 DETARTRATED 5497              3   5  0    14       PALINDROMES (599)
-BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658     3   1  0    14       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659          3   1  0    14       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 TEN IS RAQUET 5815            2   1  0    14       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-PANGOLD 5802                  2   0  0    14       THE BOAR'S NEST (627)
 MAGIC WAND 5771               2   2  0    14       LAND OF OZ (217)
-DEATH KISS 5751               3   1  1    13       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              2   1  0    13       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
-PANZER LIGER 5762             2   0  0    13       ZOIDS (606)
-DAMIEN BANESON 5519           3   2  1    12       BLEAK LEGION (601)
 KILLER 4999                   2   6  0    12       CODE RED (547)
 MAN HUNTER 5000               2   6  0    12       CODE RED (547)
-ANGELIKA 5763                 1   1  0    12       FALLEN (590)
 FESTUS 5861                   1   0  0    12       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 ANVIL HUNTER 5750             3   2  0    11       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-SPACE GHOST 5648              2   1  0    11       ADULT SWIM (589)
 ARABICA BEAN 5858             1   0  0    11       COFFEE RULES! (505)
 ROGER L'BEAU 5828             1   1  0    11       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MY PILLOW 5660                3   1  0    10       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-OBLIVION 5518                 2   3  1    10       BLEAK LEGION (601)
-VOLDO 5765                    2   1  1    10       SOULFORGE (587)
 SIEGE BEST 5797               2   2  0    10       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 BOGBANE 5500                  2   4  0    10       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 FULBOTLNFRNTOME 5831          1   1  1    10       FREEDONIA (32)
 JUDGE 4997                    1   7  0    10       CODE RED (547)
 ANGRY SALAD 5855              1   0  0    10       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 JADE FALCON 5805              1   2  0     9       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 ASP 5843                      1   0  0     8       THE SERPENTS (629)
-LIGER ZERO 5690               0   2  0     8       ZOIDS (606)
-MISS B. HAVEN 5701            1   4  0     7       MISNOMERS (608)
 AVATAR OF WOE 5850            1   1  0     6       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-RICK TERSCALE 5724            0   2  0     6       MISNOMERS (608)
-KRISTINA 5818                 1   0  0     5       FALLEN (590)
 PURE RAGE 5758                0   5  0     5       BLACK STORM (171)
-FRIZODO WITH A 40 5664        0   1  0     5       HOBBITS IN THE HOOD (615)
 FROZEN HORROR 5799            0   4  0     4       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-XYRAGA 5801                   0   2  0     2       THE BOAR'S NEST (627)
 PARAKEET 5830                 0   2  0     2       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-FOSTER 5800                   0   2  0     2       THE BOAR'S NEST (627)
 LEXX 5832                     0   2  0     2       FREEDONIA (32)
 BOA 5839                      0   1  0     1       THE SERPENTS (629)
-DEFLOWERED NUN 5734           0   1  0     1       BLEAK LEGION (601)
-SISTER MARYKATE 5835          0   1  0     1       OLD HABITS (566)
-BAPHOMASHER 5849              0   1  0     1       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 COBRA 5842                    0   1  0     1       THE SERPENTS (629)
 VIPER 5840                    0   1  0     1       THE SERPENTS (629)
-WASTED YOUTH 5810             0   1  0     1       BLEAK LEGION (601)
 SIDE WINDER 5841              0   1  0     1       THE SERPENTS (629)
-IRON KONG 5817                0   1  0     1       ZOIDS (606)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   TNT 5499              232 NONE    
BONE FETISH 5796       0  1 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    VOLDO 5765            229         
BODAK 5589             5  4 1 CHAOTIX BEASTS 610    HALLE BEARY 5312      228 NOT REVE
BAPHOMET 22            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          STAG 5737             232 NONE    
POKIE 5863             0  1 0 DARK PINNACLE 598     BAPHOMET 22           232 NONE    
STEAL SHANK 5487      10  3 1 DARK PINNACLE 598     TARANTELLA 5687       229         
TEMP RELIEF 5833       0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     PUTRID PATRICK 19     232 NONE    
CURSESHOCK 5234        7  8 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321 229         
MARBURG 5655           3  5 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 595    CASSIDY 5705          232         
EBOLA (Z) 5447         4  6 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 595    BONDS ON 'ROIDS 5408  229 REVENGED
JEALOUSY RAINS 5646    0  4 0 FALLEN 590            RAZOR 5689            228 NOT REVE
FINCH 5627             2  3 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   THE BARTENDER 26      232 NONE    
R.I. RED 5738          1  1 0 FEATHERS FLYIN' 585   LOW FAT LOON 5527     228 NONE    
FREMAN 5376            3 10 0 FREEDONIA 32          DROPSHOT 5402         230         
BONE GOLEM 5752        2  2 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY 592   FULBOTLNFRNTOME 5831  231         
TRISTAN 5748           2  3 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   TARZAN 5542           232         
BONDS ON 'ROIDS 5408   7  2 1 LIFE'S LESSONS 562    CYANIDE 5444          231         
PRAETORIUS 5862        0  1 0 MAESTUS MORTALES 588  BAPHOMET 22           232 NONE    
FAUST 5643             5  4 2 THE OPERA 613         SISTER SLEDGE 5341    231         
WILSON 5482            7  4 1 SECOND BANANAS 573    PHILP OF MACEDON 5680 231 JUST REV
FETAL CREEPY 5634      1  5 0 SOULFORGE 587         BALOR 5586            229 NONE    
KONIG WOLF 5556        0  1 0 ZOIDS 606             PARTY TRAP 5496       228 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

      These ads were misfiled in DM 60 and should have appeared last turn. -- Ed.

Devout Christian -- You got what you deserved there, Mr. Bible Banger. -- Morwhen

Lowell -- My heart is even darker after that challenge from you last turn.  Ill
wishes to you. -- Dark Heart

Age of Empires -- Amazing record, my friend!  This arena is yours. -- Raven

Impressario -- Come on, our captain.  You must lead from the front, not drag along in
the rear.  Show us the way and lead us to victory. -- Lost Souls

Jack McFarland -- Indeed those initiative skills did come in useful, much to my
detriment.  May the day be mine next time. -- Morwhen

Liam -- Would definitely appreciate the acetone.  Thanks, and sorry about the
concentric circles. -- Raven and the Lost Souls

Incubus -- I'm glad that there're no hard feelings.  It's just business. --
Tarantella

Baphomet -- Thanks for the ad.  I'm definitely not taking anything personally at this
point.  I understand that we're all in competition and that we'll be targets as long
as we're standing in someone's way.  As long as we can all keep the fighting on a
professional level, it's all good. -- Raven

Art Pendragon -- No more hugs for you.  Lancelot warned me about you and it seems
that his warnings were well warranted. -- Tarantella

Buddy Lee -- Dang, those are nice numbers on Steal Shank.  Sorry about that.
Unfortunately, his body ended up in the grave that was dug for Etienne Duplaix.

Baphomet -- I flub; you flub; we all flub! Life is sweet. -- Oz The All
Philosophizing

Impressario -- Uh, good luck with your world dominance. -- Oz The All Hypocritical

Bombadil -- Climbing high
            top limb crown
            here they come
            to chop him down.
         -- Oz The All Poetic

Ace Metric -- Consider yourself crip-crapped upon. -- Fighting Tree

Wilson -- You wimp.  Kramer, you schmuck!  What are you guys doing dying? -- Oz The
All Amazed

Ding dong the wicked Frizodo is beat. -- Ding Dong

Xyraga -- Gee, that was a close one.  Good thing my magic includes "x's". -- Magic
Wand

Swamp Lily Hammer -- Salute!  Your bite is worse than my bark. -- Toto

Merry Christmas.  Happy Holidays.  Noel, noel.  Felis Navidad. -- Ozers everywhere

Putrid Patrick -- Man, they couldn't have hit it any better.  What's it take to die
around here? -- Stag

Sister M.S. -- Ahh, you lucky devil in disquise, you.  Someday we shall meet when I'm
a little lazier, let's say, and see what happens. -- Minor Blue

Leppada -- Just not your night, my friend. -- B.B.

Pillow -- Someday I'll shred that pillow. -- Parakeet

Street L. -- Dude, you're not doing the real guy justice. -- Finch

X-Syndicate -- I hope the rest of you are planning on making the FtF.  I figured it
was about time I showed up at one after my long absence.  It will be good to see my
old friends and meet some of the other Turf War managers! -- Chaotix

Impessario -- Yeah, getting Raven to come back and join our side was brilliant!
Without her on our side, well we would be back with the rest of them.  Hope to see
you at the FtF! -- Chaotix

Raven -- Good thing you are running away with this Turf War, it gives me the
opportunity to go fishing in the Dark Arena for something chaotix enough to be worthy
of entering in the Rookies tournament at the FtF. -- Chaotix

Baphomet -- I believe there was a TW scoring error.  I was awarded three points for
turn 230 (as was printed in the turn 231 newsletter).  However, my team mention
(Salem's Lot) in the 230 Spy Report was not factored in, which should have netted me
five additional points.  Please check this.  If I'm wrong, I apologize and await my
penalty. -- Sensei Jan and Salem's Lot

Bapho -- My family and I are well.  Thank you for asking (concerning the hurricane).
-- Jan

Bone Golem -- My drinkin' was the death o' you! -- FULBOTLNFRNTO

(Damn Boney!) -- SNARKiceyorexic, actually admiring the coolness of Liam's character,
Bone Golem -- nice!...and have you ever seen six (6!) sparks & grapples for supremas)

Frog Demon -- (in calm, reassuring tones)  Baphomet will fry your legs and eat them.
-- Lexx

(Back to the bathtub with you then! -- SNARKfromidablefoe)

Maximillian -- You were in pint-size disguise. -- The Kurgen

(Whose idea was it to put managers as stand-ins?! -- SNARKonfused)

Ahura Mazda -- ("dancing to the side")  Again!  Again! -- BOMBATUBBIE

Swamp Rose too thorny! -- TARZAN

(Swamp Burp -- Beowulf apologizes for denting in your gleaming open mouth. --
SNARKproud)

ED -- Regarding Ketchum's Halloween "V-8":  I'll have what he's having!

     *blink* Don't SAY things like that when I'm so tired! -- Ed.

D.A.F.F.Y.Q.U.A.C.K.E.R.S. -- So when we win this thing can we keep Putrid Patrick?
(I like like him...He makes me sick.) -- SNARKverse

SCOMS Swamp -- Who is going to the FtF?  I'm pleased to announce that the X-Syndicate
of Holy Cataclysm will be well represented.  Most of us will be there around Friday
afternoon, so hopefully we can make it there for the free Happy Hour.  We're looking
forward to meeting some of the infamous managers we've been hearing so much about. --
The X-Syndicate

Humbug -- Now, that's not a very nice thing to say about our Raven.  And it adds
insult to injury when you then go and beat the tar out of me, too.  Ever heard of
manners?  Bah, Mr. Humbug -- Morwhen

Impresario -- Yes, we had the good fortune of a fine tourney.  I could really have
used another TC or two, though.  I guess that's what happens when Manager isn't there
to change strategies for my warriors every turn.  It is a brave new world in
Duelmasters now with the X-Syndicate's recent success.  Are we going to play TOGS
now?  I can probably afford one more team. -- Raven

Anonymous -- RE: next turf war being Raven vs. Everyone Else.  Hell no! -- Raven,
storyteller of the Lost Souls

Devout Christian -- Well, I am a little more surprised than you are, but thank you
for your confidence in me.  That was a very entertaining fight. -- Morwhen

Lowell -- Alas, where is the sport in that challenge?  Push yourself to accomplish
difficult things.  This will help make you a stronger, better person and gladiator.
Beating me comes naturally, easily to you without any thought or effort.  Like
farting in your sleep.  C'mon, show us something, accomplish something! -- Dark Heart

Richard Cranium -- I could have more smarter about that challenge.  Maybe next time.
-- Dark Heart

Mgr. of Second Bananas -- We've been noticing the direction of many of your
challenges and you should be careful not to form habits.  If you keep going down like
that, the next place we'll find you is in the front seat of Hugh Grant's car and that
would be a shame. -- Raven

Oz -- Whelp?  Me?  More like an old codger!  Despicable?  Now, I'm going to have to
resemble that remark!!! -- Baphomet

Buddy Lee -- Thanks, but...I'm just going to bang them all and get it over with.
It's about 4 1/2 years in the coming. -- Baphomet
P.S.  Nice job with Opals' TV.  Well done, my friend.

Liam -- Loved the story.  Feel free to use me at any time.  However...blood drinking
isn't my style!  More like "blood-letting." -- Baphomet
P.S.  Good turn!

Sir Galahad -- Ah, to lose one so close to graduation.  And, in a tourney no less!
You will be sadly missed.  13(2)-14(2)-10-13-21-4-13 (TP). -- Baphomet

All -- There *WILL BE* a Turf War V.  I just haven't figured out if it will be held
in North Fork, or we disrupt another arena.  Depends.  Of course, I'm open to
suggestions (but don't plan on it happening before Jan. '07).  I also know there were
some valid concerns about the scoring rules (unless it was Street Legal and then it
was just plain whining and crying).  I'll be revamping those as well.  I'll post
whatever is decided when the time comes. -- Baphomet

Bombadil -- My manager said that was perhaps the best fight he's ever seen and even
though I lost...because of my gallantry...he is pleased.  I wish you well on the
Throne...and congratulations! -- Ahura Mazda

All -- Three turns...three different warriors...three shots at the DM throne...and
THREE LOUSY LOSSES!!!  I can't stand it no more! -- Baphomet (despicably disgusted!)

Malaria -- I've taken my quinine and thought I'd try that one again. -- Roger L'Beau

Grim -- The outcome of that was rather gloomy. -- Tristan

Devout Christian -- Don't go gloating yet.... -- Etienne Duplaix

Hanta -- And *THAT* was darned near your death.  12 ATTs, 8 CRITATTS, 1 KDWN, and 1
CRITDMG.  Would you like to garner a bet you don't die soon? -- Art Pendragon (on the
hunt for two more wins to graduate)

Clintonlikesbush -- Got it right this time. -- Marajuana Man

Shade's Form -- You are hard to keep track of. -- Thunder

Wow -- Absolutely! -- Freeborn Bloodblade

Red Dragon -- I do prefer to QS.  My attack wasn't at its best.  Great fight. --
Eviscerator

Bone Golem -- GRRR.... -- Pure Rage

Liam -- I really hate downchallenging.  I think you might have made an error?  Please
don't do it again, for we do appear to be on good terms and I'd like us to stay that
way. -- Blackstorm

Max -- We share many arenas all over Alastari.  As far as I know, we've never had any
problems.  I've seen your alliance chase off many mangers, old and new, but I'll be
damned if you chase off my friend Baphomet, who, from what I've seen, is only trying
to be helpful!  I care not what either of your alliances do but let it be known that
I'll make sure you don't chase him off!!! -- Blackstorm

Heathen -- I'm cooking you up an article on strikers for next turn.  Enjoy. --
Blackstorm

Oz the wise -- Thanks for convincing your brother to return to Arkers. -- Blackstorm
P.S.  Is the tower rusting??

The Expatriate -- Although I haven't been personally provoked or insulted in many a
year, I definitely agree with what you say.  I really hate when other managers become
hateful, jealous and insulting.  It's only a game and when they can't tell the
difference, then they should leave until they grow up. -- Blackstorm of the BLACK
STORM

Baphomet -- You worry too much.  We're buds and it's going to stay that way.  What do
you mean "careful what you ask for?"  Do you mean me "provoking" you to fight me?
Poke, poke, poke.  Bring 'em on.  We sincerely do enjoy our fights. -- Blackstorm
P.S.  You really should stay away from certain managers and teams.  Some get offended
when you ask for or give help.

Tristan -- Truthfully, I am not worried about your "FRIENDS" that are above me!
Also, that was just a fair get back for my fellow stablemate Gangsta Creep.  Remember
your deceased stablemate Sir Galahad's 20 pt., 11 FE, SCUM downchallenge!  Oh, got
one of those convenient memories, huh?  If you don't, your manager does! -- Appius
P.S.  Just returning the favor as you said!

Kurgen -- I had to go to my knees to make it a fair fight!  (grin) -- Black Ball (who
should have been named otherwise for all the teasing he gets!)

Baphomet -- See what you get for being neighborly.  You try and help out and people
throw it back in your face.  It sounds as if "Big Mouth" needs a pad! -- Toker

Desolate Empire -- Time to buckle down and get real.  No more Mr. Nice Guys! -- Toker
(doing his best to turn it around!)

All -- Hello, my name is, uh...you can call me, mmm...I go by, damn...this just isn't
going well! -- Mr. Possinger, mgr. Arcane Angels

All -- Well here I am, I think.  Really, I'm not even sure of where here is, or what
I'm doing, help! -- Tarl P., mgr. Arcane Angels

Heathen -- Your so called insult was a laugh for the glass hasn't even been looked at
so you could hardly tell which direction I've taken, but it will all become clear
pretty soon. -- Suicide, Watcher of Hell's Gate

Zoids -- I see you joined the party, Fire B Brimstone Forever. -- Suicide, Watcher of
Hell's Gate

Drama Queen -- For some reason this ain't workin'. -- Man Hunter

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STAG viciously butchered BAPHOMET in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FINCH was killed by THE BARTENDER in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
POKIE was murdered by BAPHOMET in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TEMP RELIEF was dealt death by PUTRID PATRICK in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
PRAETORIUS was assassinated by BAPHOMET in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
JACK MCFARLAND devastated PHILP OF MACEDON in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
CAESAR overpowered HANTA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
OPAI devastated DARK HEART in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
WOZZECK vanquished ETIENNE DUPLAIX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RED DEVIL savagely defeated JACK & JILL in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
TOTO savagely defeated BOMBADIL in a popular 3 minute expert's Challenge Title match.
MINOR BLUE was subdued by ART PENDRAGON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
B.B. CROSS devastated AHURA MAZDA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ICHORID was beaten by MORWHEN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DON KING handily defeated MAHARA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RAZOR overpowered SWAMP CLAW HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
FREEZE DRIED was handily defeated by CYRUS THE GREAT in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SWAMP BURP HAMMER was viciously subdued by GANGSTA CREEP in a 1 minute brawl.
EVICSERATOR was subdued by RACECAR in a exciting 1 minute Challenge bout.
DEMONIC HEX savagely defeated DROW in a 6 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CAPPUCCINO was bested by RIKER in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
FREEBORN BLOODBLADE was overpowered by SPECTRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LOUIE handily defeated CHAOS BOAST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TRISTAN was murdered by TARZAN in a action packed 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LETHAL savagely defeated MAGIC WAND in a popular 6 minute gory Challenge duel.
DEADLY outlasted XERXES in a tiresome 16 minute Challenge melee.
SHADE'S FORM slimly won victory over KILLER in a popular 4 minute Challenge fray.
FULBOTLNFRNTOME was luckily beaten by DING DONG in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
MADAME BUTTERFLY overpowered LEXX in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JADE FALCON was beaten by THE KURGEN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ARSENIC overpowered JUDGE in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge fight.
MALARIA handily defeated ANVIL HUNTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ACE METRIC vanquished SWAMP LILY HAMMER in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
WHITE SETTLER subdued BLOOD RAYNE in a action packed 1 minute veteran's struggle.
FIGHTING TREE overpowered LOWELL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HUMBUG handily defeated HALLE BEARY in a 1 minute uneven match.
MARAJUANA MAN overpowered PAUL BEARER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
LEPPADA was narrowly defeated by CLINTONLIKESBUSH in a 4 minute veteran's competition.
BEAR SKINRUG won victory over DRAMA QUEEN in a popular 4 minute match.
LITTLE BIG MAN demolished CAFE AU LAIT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN devastated APPIUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SWAMP TRAP HAMMER slimly won victory over ORC PLAGUE in a 5 minute gory conflict.
FRED BEAR was bested by SWEET N LOW in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
BLACK THUNDER was outwaited by RED DRAGON in a tiresome 9 minute conflict.
CONSTANTINE was luckily beaten by PRINCE IGOR in a exciting 3 minute gory fight.
MEDEE was viciously subdued by BLACK in a popular 6 minute gruesome bout.
JENKINS outlasted BOGBANE in a crowd boring 9 minute competition.
CASSIDY murdered MARBURG in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZOMBIE ASSASSIN was overpowered by FROG DEMON in a popular 1 minute one-sided battle.
PARTY TRAP was beaten by SWAMP ROSE HAMMER in a 3 minute conflict.
WOW was devastated by SIMON MAGUS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MAN HUNTER was bested by BLACK BALL in a 6 minute battle.
CRYPT ANGEL subdued PARAKEET in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur brawl.
TRESSA was savagely defeated by MR. REE in a 2 minute bloody battle.
TNT butchered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KILL*SWITCH vanquished DETARTRATED in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SIEGE BEST was savagely defeated by ROGER L'BEAU in a 8 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
PURE RAGE was beaten by YOGI BEAR in a 1 minute novice's match.
TEN IS RAQUET vanquished COBRA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FROZEN HORROR was demolished by FESTUS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
AVATAR OF WOE bested BOA in a 4 minute novice's fight.
ASP bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's match.
SIDE WINDER was vanquished by ARABICA BEAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ANGRY SALAD overpowered VIPER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 26         TOTAL PARRY      138 - 103 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         WALL OF STEEL     77 -  58 -  7      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         AIMED BLOW        59 -  47 -  4      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  16         LUNGING ATTACK   129 - 122 - 14      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         STRIKING ATTACK  140 - 177 -  7      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   74 -  99 -  3      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         BASHING ATTACK    84 - 120 -  9      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  42 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  19 -  2      32  |

Turn 232 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:

STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  9     BASHING ATTACK     7 -  9         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  7     TOTAL PARRY        7 - 11         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              AIMED BLOW         1 -  5         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TOTO 3914                  21  13  0  120 LAND OF OZ (217)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACE METRIC 3554            13   6  0  112 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
TOTAL PARRY      BOMBADIL 2724              20  12  0   97 FREEDONIA (32)
LUNGING ATTACK   HUMBUG 5199                15  10  1   90 LAND OF OZ (217)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441     10   3  0   89 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARAJUANA MAN 3411         15   9  2   88 BLACK STORM (171)
AIMED BLOW       LOWELL 5569                 8   2  1   69 SECOND BANANAS (573)
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILP OF MACEDON 5680       6   3  1   59 AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTLE BIG MAN 5393         9   5  1   58 NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is AHURA MAZDA 5152.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLACK 5706.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEAR SKINRUG 5399, 
TOTO 3914, MINOR BLUE 5326, LEPPADA 2257, SHADE'S FORM 5549, LETHAL 4998, CONSTANTINE 
5677, STAG 5737, OPAI 5735, and RED DEVIL 5732.

The least popular fighter this week was XERXES 5742.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEADLY 4996, BOGBANE 5500, JENKINS 5708, BLACK THUNDER 3885, BLACK BALL 
5520, DEMONIC HEX 5530, VIPER 5840, SIDE WINDER 5841, AVATAR OF WOE 5850, and FROZEN 
HORROR 5799.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOTO (47-3914) LAND OF OZ (217)