DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2006    Duedate: 10/02/2006

DOUBLE-X ARENA

DM-47    TURN-241

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRED BEAR
THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
(47-5348) [16-9-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWAMP LILY HAMMER              CHONG
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
(47-5441) [15-7-1,134]         (47-5927) [3-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MINOR BLUE                     REBIRTH
FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)          INDIFFERENCE (611)
(47-5326) [14-9-1,97]          (47-5987) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAND OF OZ (217)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)     52
2. BLACK STORM (171)           43      OLD HABITS (566)
3. THINGS I DROOL IN (614)     30      Unchartered Team
4. ROYAL FLUSH (48)            26
5. BAAL'S MINIONS (626)        23      SMOKED OUT!!! (637)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD HABITS (566)          64  32  6 66.7   1/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         11  2 0
 2/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   288 179 24 61.7   2/ 1 THE SERPENTS (629)       11  4 1
 3/ 4 LAND OF OZ (217)         489 314 14 60.9   3/ 8 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  6 0
 4/ 6 SECOND BANANAS (573)      87  62 10 58.4   4/ 7 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      8  7 1
 5/ 7 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   29  21  3 58.0   5/ 4 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      8  7 0
 6/ 8 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)     138 111  4 55.4   6/ 9 WARHAMMERS (75)           7  2 0
 7/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         623 504 32 55.3   7/18 BLACK STORM (171)         7  6 0
 8/11 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   57  47  5 54.8   8/ 3*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       7  8 2
 9-13 THE MARAUDERS (619)       26  23  2 53.1   9/13 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    6  6 0
10/14 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     351 313 33 52.9  10/16 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   6  8 1
11/12 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  66  60  6 52.4  11/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (396)       6  8 0
12/15 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     56  51  9 52.3  12/ 5 OLD HABITS (566)          5  1 0
13-16 SALEM'S LOT (605)         41  38  4 51.9  13/11*WINTER CHILL (476)        5  4 0
14/18 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      43  42  4 50.6  14-15 SALEM'S LOT (605)         4  1 2
15/17 DARQUE FORCES (396)      111 110  9 50.2  15/12 SECOND BANANAS (573)      4  2 2
16/ 5*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       10  10  3 50.0  16/14 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      4  5 0
17/22 BLACK STORM (171)        102 113  9 47.4  17/10 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  4  9 1
18/23 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     25  28  0 47.2  18/29 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   3  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 9*WINTER CHILL (476)         6   7  0 46.2  19/26 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     3  4 0
20/21 INDIFFERENCE (611)        75  88  5 46.0  20/23 DRAKE'S COMICS (463)      3  6 0
21/26 THE SERPENTS (629)        23  27  1 46.0  21/17*EMPIRE RISING (633)       2  4 1
22/27 WARHAMMERS (75)          229 286 13 44.5  22/31 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     2  4 0
23/25 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      28  35  1 44.4  23-24*AVENGERS BANE (636)       2  7 0
24/30*EMPIRE RISING (633)        4   6  1 40.0  24/25 INDIFFERENCE (611)        1  4 0
25-29 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     61  96  3 38.9  25-27*ARCANE ANGELS (632)       1  4 0
26-31*ARCANE ANGELS (632)        6  15  0 28.6  26-19 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     1  4 0
27-32*AVENGERS BANE (636)        2   7  0 22.2  27/30*LADIES OF DREAD (641)     1  9 0
28/33*LADIES OF DREAD (641)      1   9  0 10.0  28-32 THE MARAUDERS (619)       0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

And now we finally get caught up with current time.  So, for those of you who had no
idea who the warriors & teams mentioned in the last couple reviews, now you should
see a few familiar faces.  If you're still not happy, why are you bothering to read
this?  I give you:

                          THE NORTH FORK ANNUAL REVIEW
                                8/2005 to 7/2006
                               (Turns 227 to 239)

We had 44 teams in the arena on turn 227.  As of turn 239, there were only 33 teams.
What, we don't have a Turf War and everyone splits?  Talk about a fickle bunch of
managers.  Well, I bet we won't see any of *them* on this list:

                        ********************************
                        THE TOP 5 TEAMS OF THE LAST YEAR
                        ********************************
               Team                      W   L   K   Rec  Percent
               ----                     --  --  --   ---  -------
               OLD HABITS               35  11   5   294   76.08%
               GOTHIC MINISTRY          27  12   2   161   69.23%
               AGE OF EMPIRES           32  16   1   245   66.66%
               LOST SOULS               29  17   5   224   63.04%
               LAND OF OZ               38  23   0   270   62.29%
               * - Only currently listed teams with at least 32 fights were
                   considered.
               The field consisted of  23  eligible teams.

Well, Oz, I'm sorry to say that you're 74.57% W/L record from last year didn't hold
for very long as Old Habits die-hard management style pulled in a new annual record.
Still no Royal Flush or Mystic Orc Feast on the list.  Is the old guard finally
growing weak with age?

                       ***********************************
                       THE BOTTOM 5 TEAMS OF THE LAST YEAR
                       ***********************************
               Team                      W   L   K   Rec  Percent
               ----                     --  --  --   ---  -------
               BLACK STORM              21  32   0    99   39.62%
               KNIGHTS TEMPLAR          24  34   0   106   41.37%
               FREEDONIA                24  34   2   151   41.37%
               BAAL'S MINIONS           22  31   1   140   41.50%
               ROYAL FLUSH              27  37   1    94   42.18%
               * - Only currently listed teams with at least 32 fights were
                   considered.

Wow, our worst annual record this time around was near 40%.  That's pretty
surprising.  Especially when you consider that the all-time (okay, for all the times
that I've done this report) worst record has been Wolfe Pack's 13.79% set way back in
'99-'00.  Oh and look, there's Crip; in the bottom 5.

                           **************************
                           THE ANNUAL ALLIANCE RECORD
                           **************************
                                        Kills     Rec
         Alliance              W    L   /Team   /Team  Percent  FpTpT(*)
         --------            ---  ---   -----   -----  -------  --------
         Independent         544  496    1.52  124.59   52.31%      4.48
         Vendetta Cartel     109  101    2.25  122.75   51.90%      4.67
         Desolate Empire       7    8    0.00   17.00   46.67%      5.00
         The Iron Council     12   18    0.00   96.00   40.00%      3.00
         * = Fights per Team per Turn
Desolate Empire:  DESOLATE ONES
The Iron Council:  OF WOLF AND MAN
Vendetta Cartel:  DARQUE FORCES, NATURAL B. KILLER, SALEM'S LOT and THE BEAR'S PAW

Well, even though none of you could be *bothered* to let me know what alliances
you're in (a fine display of team spirit, I have to say), I'll go ahead and post the
ones I know.  If you're in an alliance and want to be able to compare your record to
everyone else's, you're going to have to speak up.  What's the point in being in an
alliance if you're ashamed to admit it?  Maybe it's because all the alliances
actually managed to do *worse* than the Independent managers.

                           **************************
                           THE TOP 10 WARRIOR RECORDS
                           **************************
              Name                    ID   W   L   K   Rec  Percent
              ----                  ----  --  --  --   ---  -------
              SISTER MARY SARAH     5137  10   0   0    60  100.00%
              WHITE SETTLER         5322  10   2   0    66   83.33%
              DROW                  5674  10   3   0    64   76.92%
              B.B. CROSS            5323   8   1   2   104   88.88%
              OPAI                  5735   9   3   0    81   75.00%
              FRED BEAR             5348   9   3   0    67   75.00%
              LOWELL                5569   9   4   1   114   69.23%
              DEMONIC HEX           5530   8   1   0    48   88.88%
              SISTER SLEDGE         5341   8   2   1    67   80.00%
              RED DRAGON            5585   9   4   0    68   69.23%
              * - Base ranking determined by (3*Wins) + #Kills - #Losses.
              * - Only warriors with at least 6 fights and on currently listed
                  teams were considered.
              The field consisted of  101  eligible warriors.

An impressive run by Sister Mary Sarah, going undefeated for 10 turns over the last
year.  However, a score of 30 points isn't enough to overcome Jumbo Mumbo's 12-1-1
36pt record from '02-'03.

                          *****************************
                          THE BOTTOM 10 WARRIOR RECORDS
                          *****************************
              Name                    ID   W   L   K   Rec  Percent
              ----                  ----  --  --  --   ---  -------
              PURE RAGE             5758   0   6   0     6    0.00%
              FROZEN HORROR         5799   1   6   0     9   14.28%
              JADE FALCON           5805   1   5   0     8   16.66%
              GALIUS                5865   1   5   0     8   16.66%
              BLACKENED             5531   2   6   0    16   25.00%
              PARAKEET              5830   2   5   0    11   28.57%
              MR. REE               5406   2   5   0    11   28.57%
              STAG                  5737   2   6   2    14   25.00%
              TEN IS RAQUET         5815   3   7   0    49   30.00%
              TOTO                  3914   2   4   0    17   33.33%
              * - Base ranking determined by (3*Wins) + #Kills - #Losses.
              * - Only warriors with at least 6 fights and on currently listed
                  teams were considered.

Pure Rage came close, but didn't manage to do worse than the worst ever, Olgon Puy
(0-7-0, -7pts).  I guess his manager DAed him just in time.

                      ************************************
                      THE LONGEST STREAKS OF THE PAST YEAR
                      ************************************
             WINNING STREAK            |            LOSING STREAK
      Name                    ID  Wins | Name                    ID  Losses
      ----                  ----  ---- | ----                  ----  ------
      SISTER MARY SARAH     5137    10 | PURE RAGE             5758       6
      CAESAR                5679     8 | TEN IS RAQUET         5815       6
      WHITE SETTLER         5322     8 | DETARTRATED           5497       6
      MY PILLOW             5660     7 | BLACKENED             5531       5
      BOQ                   5873     7 | MAHARA                2656       5
      FRED BEAR             5348     7 | LEPPADA               2257       5
      CUP OF TOE            5433     7 | LETHAL                4998       5
      SISTER SLEDGE         5341     6 | ETIENNE DUPLAIX       5377       5
      RAZOR                 5689     6 | MAN HUNTER            5000       5
      OPAI                  5735     6 | ROBUST BREW           5400       5
      SPECTRE               5654     6 |
      AVATAR OF WOE         5850     6 |

Here's a new category for you, the longest winning and losing streaks over the past
year.  It's no surprise to see the top of the W/L list manage to make the top of the
Winning Streak list.  Cudos to the fightin' nun and ner nunchuck rosary.  On the
other hand, we have a 3-way tie for longest Losing Streak.  Guess what, since this is
the first time this category has ever been reported, you automatically become record-
holders.  Congratulations.

                           *************************
                           TOP FIVE TEAM RECOGNITION
                           *************************
                    TEN TURN TOTAL       |       SINGLE TURN
            Team                   Rec   |  Team                  Rec
            ----                   ---   |  ----                  ---
            OLD HABITS             294   |  FEATHERS FLYIN'        77
            LAND OF OZ             270   |  FEATHERS FLYIN'        57
            AGE OF EMPIRES         245   |  LOST SOULS             57
            LOST SOULS             224   |  LAND OF OZ             57
            DARQUE FORCES          189   |  PALINDROMES            56

Old Habits may have broken the old W/L record, but Royal Flush's average 27.4
recognition/turn is a tough record to break.  Likewise, Feathers Flyin' came up 10
short of the Flush's single turn record 87 points.  So, Crip's records still hold
strong.  Resting on past laurels, that's what he's doing.

                           ***************************
                           TOP TEN WARRIOR RECOGNITION
                           ***************************
                 TEN TURN TOTAL         |           SINGLE TURN
       Name                    ID  Rec  |  Name                    ID  Rec
       ----                  ----  ---  |  ----                  ----  ---
       LOWELL                5569  114  |  LOWELL                5569   42
       RED DEVIL             5732  106  |  B.B. CROSS            5323   40
       B.B. CROSS            5323  104  |  CYRUS THE GREAT       5681   35
       CYRUS THE GREAT       5681   96  |  STAG                  5737   31
       OPAI                  5735   81  |  KALYPSO               3603   29
       RAZOR                 5689   78  |  B.B. CROSS            5323   29
       SPECTRE               5654   71  |  PHILP OF MACEDON      5680   29
       RED DRAGON            5585   68  |  ICHORID               5584   29
       FRED BEAR             5348   67  |  WOZZECK               5644   29
       SISTER SLEDGE         5341   67  |  TARANTELLA            5687   28

Impressive total recognition gain by Lowell, but 8.8 per turn on average won't beat
the old record of 9.7/turn held by Wolfgang Duck since the dawn of this report.  On
the other hand, Lowell did manage to set the new bar for most recognition in a single
turn by beating the old record by *1* point.  Sorry, Steve McQueen & Cup of Cat but
your joint record is no more.

                         ******************************
                         BOTTOM TEN WARRIOR RECOGNITION
                         ******************************
                 TEN TURN TOTAL         |           SINGLE TURN
       Name                    ID  Rec  |  Name                    ID  Rec
       ----                  ----  ---  |  ----                  ----  ---
       ACE METRIC            3554  -71  |  KRAMER                5191 -103
       KRAMER                5191  -64  |  TARANTELLA            5687  -83
       INCUBUS               5423  -31  |  ACE METRIC            3554  -53
       NOT!  AGAIN!          5699  -28  |  WHITE SETTLER         5322  -48
       TARANTELLA            5687  -26  |  SWAMP TRAP HAMME      5442  -46
       CAPTAIN MARBLE        4634  -25  |  CLINTONLIKESBUSH      5318  -44
       BEAR NEKKID           5126  -23  |  ACE METRIC            3554  -43
       BODAK                 5589  -21  |  FESTUS                5861  -39
       HITLER YOUTH          5547  -20  |  BODAK                 5589  -34
       MARAJUANA MAN         3411  -15  |  STEAL SHANK           5487  -34

Ace Metric tried to erase the record held by his teammate, King Uvdahell, but losing
an average of -7.9 recognition per turn will probably keep him around for quite some
time.  If you're going to the DA upon graduation, make sure you can win.  The same
advice probably applies to Kramer, even though he didn't manage to beat King
Uvdahell's other record, -112 points in a single turn.  Crip's so cool that he
doesn't just rule the positive records, he owns the negative ones as well.

                         ******************************
                         STYLE MASTERS OF THE PAST YEAR
                         ******************************
           Style                  Warrior                ID      Turns
           -----                  -------                --      -----
           LUNGING ATTACK         HUMBUG                 5199       11
           PARRY-LUNGE            SWAMP LILY HAMMER      5441        9
           TOTAL PARRY            BOMBADIL               2724        7
           SLASHING ATTACK        WHITE SETTLER          5322        6
           WALL OF STEEL          TOTO                   3914        6
           AIMED BLOW             LOWELL                 5569        5
           PARRY-STRIKE           PHILP OF MACEDON       5680        5
           BASHING ATTACK         FIGHTING TREE          5235        3
           BASHING ATTACK         LITTLE BIG MAN         5393        3
           STRIKING ATTACK        JACK MCFARLAND         5481        3
           STRIKING ATTACK        B.B. CROSS             5323        3

Humbug ties with Bear Nekkid ('04-'05) for most turns as a style master.  Nicely
done, though the thought of a Bear Nekkid Humbug is somewhat disturbing.

                               *******************
                               RULERS OF THE SANDS
                               *******************
                                  Chartered            Unchartered
       Turn  Duelmaster           Recognition Leader   Recognition Leader
       ----  ----------           ------------------   ------------------
       227   KALYPSO              ACE METRIC           TARANTELLA
       228   KALYPSO              KRAMER               TARANTELLA
       229   KRAMER               KRAMER               TARANTELLA
       230   KRAMER               KRAMER               CYRUS THE GREAT
       231   BOMBADIL             BOMBADIL             CAESAR
       232   TOTO                 TOTO                 CAESAR
       233   B.B. CROSS           B.B. CROSS           CASSIDY
       234   JACK MCFARLAND       WHITE SETTLER        CASSIDY
       235   JACK MCFARLAND       WHITE SETTLER        MY SLEEP
       236   WHITE SETTLER        WHITE SETTLER        POSITION IS EMPTY
       237   FIGHTING TREE        B.B. CROSS           KYEVERA LUERTEN
       238   SISTER MARY SARAH    CYRUS THE GREAT      MY SLEEP
       239   SISTER MARY SARAH    LOWELL               POSITION IS EMPTY

No one managed more than 2 turns as Duelmaster, which means that Ten Commandments 40%
of the year record continues to hold.  Similarly, no one managed more than 3 turns
(23% of the year) as Chartered Recognition Leader, so 10 C's 30% records continues to
hold there.  I guess there's no beating the word of God.  Tarantella's 3 turn run as
Unchartered Recognition Leader wasn't anywhere near 50% of the year, so Wolb Demia
also holds strong as a record-setter.

                                 **************
                                 THE FANS SPEAK
                                 **************
               Popularity           This                 This Week's
         Turn  Leader               Week's Favorite      Least Favorite
         ----  ------               ---------------      --------------
         227   AHURA MAZDA          GRADE TEN            HOLLE' CHERRY 5437
         228   AHURA MAZDA          DON KING             PANZER LIGER 5762
         229   AHURA MAZDA          FIGHTING TREE        BLACK BALL 5520
         230   AHURA MAZDA          FIGHTING TREE        DRAMA QUEEN 5494
         231   AHURA MAZDA          MINOR BLUE           RICHARD CRANIUM 5577
         232   AHURA MAZDA          BLACK                XERXES 5742
         233   AHURA MAZDA          DEVOUT CHRISTIAN     PRINCE IGOR 5640
         234   AHURA MAZDA          STAG                 BLACK BALL 5520
         235   AHURA MAZDA          DON KING             JENKINS 5708
         236   FIGHTING TREE        MINOR BLUE           MY MISO MUTE 4018
         237   FIGHTING TREE        TARZAN               JACK & JILL 5310
         238   FIGHTING TREE        FIGHTING TREE        MY PILLOW 5660
         239   HUMBUG               LITTLE BIG MAN       JENKINS 5708

With 9 turns, Ahura Mazda came very close, but couldn't beat Insolent Idiot's 10 turn
run as Popularity Leader record.  This Week's Favorite proves as fickle as ever, but
Fighting Tree's 3 turns set's a new Record for most turns as TWF.  Well, Oz, lose one
record and set another.  The fans are usually a bit more consistent with who they
hate, but this time out no one managed more than 2 turns (15% of the year) as This
Week's Least Favorite, so Biblish retains the dubious honor of holding the record to
beat with 40% of the year.

                                ****************
                                POPULARITY LISTS
                                ****************
      Most                                     Least
      Popular List         ID    Score* | Popular List         ID    Score*
      ------------         ----  ------ | ------------         ----  ------
      THE KURGEN           5636      29 | DARK HEART           5684    -48
      SHADE'S FORM         5549      28 | DRAMA QUEEN          5494    -32
      HUMBUG               5199      28 | JACK & JILL          5310    -31
      SIMON MAGUS          5806      25 | DEADLY               4996    -31
      MY SLEEP             5657      23 | JENKINS              5708    -28
      FIGHTING TREE        5235      23 | SUCULANT             3589    -27
      MINOR BLUE           5326      22 | XERXES               5742    -25
      BEAR SKINRUG         5399      18 | MY PILLOW            5660    -24
      TEN IS RAQUET        5815      16 | BLACK THUNDER        3885    -23
      DEVOUT CHRISTIAN     5321      16 | SISTER MARY SARAH    5137    -23
      OPAI                 5735      16 |
      CAPPUCCINO           5382      16 |
      * - Scores derived from position in Most Popular and Least Popular Lists

For the second year in a row there were no real standouts for strongest running on
the Most/Least Popular lists.  So that means our old records of 60pts (100% Columbian
in '03-'04) and -65pts (Frustration '03-'04) hold strong.

                            ************************
                            THE FEARD AND THE AFRAID
                            ************************
                    Turn  Most Avoided         Most Avoiding
                    ----  ------------         -------------
                    227   SOULFORGE            SOULFORGE
                    228   SKELETON KEY         DOK SIK KILLAS'
                    229   THE BEAR'S PAW       THE BEAR'S PAW
                    230   ADULT SWIM           ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ
                    231   ADULT SWIM           GOTHIC MINISTRY
                    232   ADULT SWIM           ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ
                    233   ADULT SWIM           ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ
                    234   THE BEAR'S PAW       THE BEAR'S PAW
                    235   THE BEAR'S PAW       THE BEAR'S PAW
                    236   ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ    DARK PINNACLE
                    237   DARK PINNACLE        DARK PINNACLE
                    238   KNIGHTS TEMPLAR      SALEM'S LOT
                    239   AGE OF EMPIRES       LAND OF OZ

Adult Swim was most avoided at 4 turns, which beats the old record of 3 turns jointly
held by Spoonertiks, Royal Flush and Coffee Rules!  Not only that, they did it
without avoiding themselves!  Geeze Kat, I knew felines were fickle but refusing to
hang out with yourself takes it to a new extreme.  Doing the most avoiding were All
Swamp Hammerz (so does that mean you only hammer things in a swamp or that your
hammers are only made of materials found in a swamp?) and the Bear's Paw at 3 turns
each.  That's only 23% of the turn, so Kat doesn't have to live with the
embarrassment of setting a record by fearing himself.  No, the biggest coward award
is still held by Mystic Orc Feast with their 30% of all turns record.

                      *************************************
                      THE 5 LONGEST FIGHTS OF THE LAST YEAR
                      *************************************
MY MISO MUTE was outlasted by PRINCE IGOR in  29  minutes
DRAMA QUEEN outlasted MY PILLOW in  25  minutes
JACK & JILL outwaited PRINCE IGOR in  25  minutes
JENKINS was outlasted by CHAOS BOAST in  24  minutes
DARK HEART slimly lost to RICHARD CRANIUM in  22  minutes
* - The average fight length was 2.76 minutes.

Twenty-nine minutes, that's it?!  That's barely a decent nap!  Ah, for the good old
days when you could catch a decent snooze during one of Manic Fuhrer's 43 minute
fights.  Average fight length was up by .2 minutes from last year but still well
short of our record 3.61 minutes per fight.  Where did all the scum go?  When am I
supposed to take my bathroom breaks on fight day?

                ************************************************
                THE 5 HIGHEST FIGHT TIME TOTALS OF THE LAST YEAR
                ************************************************
                        Name                  Total Time
                        ----                  ----------
                        JACK & JILL              110
                        JENKINS                  106
                        DARK HEART                92
                        DRAMA QUEEN               89
                        XERXES                    81

Jack & Jill spent the most time on the sands last year, but at an average of only
8.46 minutes per fight, they were well short of Tchmil's average 16.2 minutes per
fight record.  Now *that's* staying power.

                             ***********************
                             THE TOP 10 UPCHALLENGES
                             ***********************
Challenger           Challenged           Rec
----------           ----------           ---
ART PENDRAGON        KRAMER                53 (101pts shy of Sir Lancelot's record.)
AHURA MAZDA          WHITE SETTLER         41 (I thought the settlers came in covered
                                               wagons; not imported cars.)
JABBERWOCK           KRAMER                37
TANGO                CUP OF TOE            37 (It would seem hard to tango with one's
                                               toes in a cup.)
FIGHTING TREE        WHITE SETTLER         37
MALARIA              CASSIDY               34
FIGHTING TREE        BOMBADIL              33 (Ah, the scene they cut from Fellowship
                                               of the Ring.)
WOZZECK              MINOR BLUE            32
JACK MCFARLAND       B.B. CROSS            30
FREEZE DRIED         ART PENDRAGON         29

                           ***************************
                           THE WORST 10 DOWNCHALLENGES
                           ***************************
Challenger           Victim               Rec
----------           ------               ---
KALYPSO              SARA F.              -37 (Well, slightly better than half of
                                               Wolfgang Duck's -60 pt record.)
OPAI                 DARK HEART           -29 (Looks like Opai had the blackest
                                               heart.)
TNT                  FADE TO BLACK        -22 (Droppin' da bomb.)
WOZZECK              ETIENNE DUPLAIX      -21
LOWELL               MEDEE                -21
SHADE'S FORM         GALIUS               -20
APPIUS               TRISTAN              -20
CYRUS THE GREAT      CLINTONLIKESBUSH     -20 (Apparently Cyrus doesn't like either
                                               one.)
DEMONIC HEX          BEOWOLF              -20 (I guess DH was a friend of Grendel's.)
SWAMP LILY HAMMER    LOWELL               -20 (Hammer!  Shame on you.)
* - Bloodfeuds and challenges by the Chartered Recognition Leader were excluded.
* - The average recognition difference for a challenge was 2.24 points.

Our average challenge difference was down 1.25 points from last year and way below
our 6.57 point record.

                                  ************
                                  KILLS REPORT
                                  ************
          Total Kills:   50
          Team                 Kills | Warrior              ID    Kills
          ----                 ----- | -------              ----  -----
          OLD HABITS               5 | RAZOR                5689      2
          LOST SOULS               5 | FESTUS               5861      2
          FEATHERS FLYIN'          4 | B.B. CROSS           5323      2
          DARQUE FORCES            4 | TARANTELLA           5687      2
                                     | STAG                 5737      2
                                     | STUFF                5656      2
                                     | ORC PLAGUE           5501      2

So close, but 50 kills is only 3.85 per turn on average, which falls short of our 4.1
per turn record.  Likewise, no one came close to Mystic Orc Feast's 0.7 kills per
turn record.  Finally, at only 2 kills apiece, the ever ironic Pacifism still holds
the record of 3 kills in a single year.

                                 **************
                                 TOURNEY REPORT
                                 **************
       Tournament       Level          Warrior                   Record
       ----------       -----          -------                   ------
       Summer FtF       Champions      PROHIBITION 5607          7-3-0
       Summer FtF       Apprentices    TARANTELLA 5687           17-1-1
       Summer FtF       Apprentices    RAZOR 5689                11-3-1
       Summer FtF       Apprentices    FAUST 5643                7-3-0
       Fall MI          Initiates      ORC PLAGUE 5501           12-3-0
       Fall MI          Initiates      WOZZECK 5644              10-3-0
       Fall MI          Initiates      CAESAR 5679               8-3-0
       Fall MI          Initiates      RED DEVIL 5732            8-3-0
       Fall MI          Apprentices    OPAI 5735                 8-3-0
       Fall MI          Rookies        KILL*SWITCH 5809          7-3-0
       Fall MI          Dead Champs    SCORPION KING 4718        7-3-0
       Fall MI          Dead Adepts    TEN A. SHUSS 1642         7-3-0
       Fall MI          Dead Appren    MY MISO MUTE 4018         8-3-0
       Fall MI          Dead Appren    GRAY GHOST 5387           7-3-0
       Spring MI        Rookies        LONELY SON 5882           8-3-1
       Spring MI        Fool Adepts    MAGIC WAND 5771           6-2-0

Well, even though no one could be bothered to go to the Winter Face, it looks like
North Fork still managed to have a good year.  I'm especially impressed by
Tarantella's performance at the '05 Summer Face.

                                    *********
                                    GRADUATES
                                    *********
ACE METRIC (3554), ART PENDRAGON (5151), BOMBADIL (2724), FIGHTING TREE (5235),
GREGOLA (5101), HOURGLASS (5127), KALYPSO (3603), KRAMER (5191), TOTO (3914) and
WHITE SETTLER (5322).

Ten graduates in the past year.  Congrats to all you immortals.  Of course, we've
done better (16 in '03-'04 to be exact).

                                    *********
                                    NEW TEAMS
                                    *********
ARCANE ANGELS, AVENGERS BANE, BAAL'S MINIONS, DOJO, EMPIRE RISING, HOBBITS IN THE
HOOD, REPLICA STEEL, SMOKED OUT!!!, THE BOAR'S NEST, THE SERPENTS and THINGS I DROOL
IN.

Eleven new teams over the past year.  Of course, that's only half of our 1.9 new
teams per turn average set back in '02-'03 during the original Turf War.  I'm torn
between 'Hobbits in the Hood' and 'Things I Drool In' as my favorite name.

Well, that's it for another year.  After doing three in a row, I now remember *why* I
only do them once a year.  I just don't know how the spyreporters do it.  It must be
the money. ;-P

Until next year, I hope you all lose to me; lots. -- Drake

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DOUBLE-X!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE SERPENTS is pushed out 
of top team by LAND OF OZ, who came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  I want to know 
who's buying the drinks for who tonight at The Swinging Aardvark, seeing as BLACK 
STORM's 102-113-9 has earned them 7th place in the ranks.  I understand that The 
Swinging Aardvark is buying the drinks for THINGS I DROOL IN tonight, to honor their 
rise to 18th after this turns 3-2-0.  Hmmm.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for OLD HABITS, whose 1-1-0 this turn dropped them by 
7 into 12th.  The WARHAMMERS guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, SWAMP 
LILY HAMMER fought LOWELL and gained 37 points and contributed to ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ's 
3-2-1.  KILL*SWITCH has lost to CHONG, falling 11 points, while helping make DARQUE 
FORCES a 1-3-0 turn.  FRED BEAR challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone FEATHERS FLYIN''s warrior.  We should ask FRED BEAR about the 
thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the 
one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Swinging Aardvark until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BLACK STORM stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on DOUBLE-X, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding BLACK STORM more than any other team we find NATURAL B. KILLERS 2.  
DOUBLE-X, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that COBRA from THE SERPENTS was DOUBLE-X's most challenged warrior this 
turn.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like SIEGE BEST from BAAL'S MINIONS 
challenges down 18 points to fight SGT STANDANKO of SMOKED OUT!!!?  We're not 
surprised to hear that SIEGE BEST subdued SGT STANDANKO, but I bet it would be 
interesting to hear why BAAL'S MINIONS made such a challenge.  In a fit of brilliance 
or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), CANDI-LOTE challenged PYTHON today, facing a 
32 difference in recognition.  And though CANDI-LOTE lost to PYTHON, the valiant 
attempt earned her 1 worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  
SMAL-L-FRI from LADIES OF DREAD took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 31 
points in a challenge against FADE TO BLACK.  Well, SMAL-L-FRI was subdued by FADE TO 
BLACK, but SMAL-L-FRI gained 3 in recognition for hers efforts.  Thank goodness for 
small favors.  PAUL BEARER of THE BEAR'S PAW had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought PAUL BEARER 
showed great skill and promise when he lost to BOQ.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  JACK MCFARLAND was 
sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  Hearty mugs 
of ale were raised in DOUBLE-X today as LOWELL was bid farewell to a 13-6-2 warrior, 
with SWAMP LILY HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ standing silent and pensive.  This is the 
stuff legends are made of.  SWAMP LILY HAMMER has killed LOWELL, a 13-6-2 warrior of 
SECOND BANANAS.  I hear ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ welcomes a bloodfeud challenge.  
Congratulations go out to MYSTIC ORC FEAST, with CUP OF TOE revenging a bloodfeud 
against MR NICE GUY of SMOKED OUT!!!.  Is it really true that DOUBLE-X has more 
dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRED BEAR 5348               16   9  0   114       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441       15   7  1   134       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-SISTER MARY SARAH 5137       21   3  0   121       OLD HABITS (566)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PROHIBITION 5607             13  12  0   111       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 RED DRAGON 5585              15   6  0   107       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 MINOR BLUE 5326              14   9  1    97       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 DON KING 5374                11  11  0    94       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-KILLING JOKE 5611            16  10  1    93       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-SISTER SLEDGE 5341           11   3  1    93       OLD HABITS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMBUG 5199                  19  15  1    90       LAND OF OZ (217)
-LAST CALL 5606               11  10  0    88       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 ORC PLAGUE 5501               7   4  2    82       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 BOQ 5873                      9   0  0    81       LAND OF OZ (217)
 PAUL BEARER 5187             14  17  3    78       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 CUP OF TOE 5433              10   2  1    78       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SUCULANT 3589                14  15  1    75       WARHAMMERS (75)
 BLACK THUNDER 3885           14  11  0    73       BLACK STORM (171)
 JACK & JILL 5310             14  13  0    73       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 MAGIC WAND 5771              10   3  0    72       LAND OF OZ (217)
 TEMPUS 4635                  13  14  1    69       WARHAMMERS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439       12  10  2    66       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-ICHORID 5584                 10   6  1    66       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 STORMSTRIKE 5916              5   1  0    65       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321        15  13  4    63       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 DRAMA QUEEN 5494             11   9  0    63       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671     8   3  1    62       OLD HABITS (566)
 MY SLEEP 5657                 5   5  0    62       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393          13  10  1    61       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CHONG 5927                    3   1  0    60       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 EVICSERATOR 5358             12  11  1    58       BLACK STORM (171)
 SISTER MERCY 5526             6   5  1    57       OLD HABITS (566)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY MISO MUTE 4018             8   4  0    55       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 TEN IS RAQUET 5815            4   8  0    53       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DROW 5674                    10   5  0    51       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 KILL*SWITCH 5809              5   2  1    50       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-SHADE'S FORM 5549             8   9  1    47       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534          6   6  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 TWIGGY 5731                   5   4  0    47       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BLACKENED 5531                7   7  0    46       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              6   6  1    46       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 BEAR SKINRUG 5399            12   8  1    45       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659          6   4  1    44       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552          9   6  1    43       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-JENKINS 5708                  8   6  0    42       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 DA TING 5129                  3   1  0    42       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
-KING OF BEASTS 5880           5   2  0    37       LAND OF OZ (217)
-CRYPT ANGEL 5553              7   8  1    36       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 PYTHON 5903                   5   2  0    35       THE SERPENTS (629)
 FADE TO BLACK 5695            6   6  0    34       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIEGE BEST 5797               7   6  1    33       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658     6   4  0    33       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 DRAGONFLY PIE 5760            5   2  1    33       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BOGBANE 5500                  4   7  1    33       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-NILES 5860                    3   1  0    33       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907              4   2  1    31       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-ROGER L'BEAU 5828             4   5  0    30       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 PERMAFROST 4276               2   2  0    30       WINTER CHILL (476)
-THE RAMPAGING BULK 5133       5   1  0    28       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEXAR 5906                    4   3  0    27       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-LONELY SON 5882               2   2  0    27       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 MY PILLOW 5660                8   2  0    26       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 MOMBA 5945                    4   0  1    24       THE SERPENTS (629)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AVATAR OF WOE 5850            7   2  0    23       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-SHORTEST STRAW 5532           3   3  0    23       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 MR NICE GUY 5931              2   2  1    23       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 THE RON 5914                  3   2  0    22       WARHAMMERS (75)
 STORMBORNE 6002               1   1  0    22       BLACK STORM (171)
-COURT JESTER 5883             1   1  0    22       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 ASP 5843                      5   5  0    20       THE SERPENTS (629)
 SWAMP STORM 5893              5   1  0    20       BLACK STORM (171)
 COBRA 5842                    4   6  0    20       THE SERPENTS (629)
-DYERS EVE 5535                1   5  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 BREMM SPARKFIST 5917          4   2  0    16       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 BOOSTER PYRITE 5964           1   2  0    16       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985        2   0  0    15       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SMOKESCREEN 5944              2   1  0    15       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 SGT STANDANKO 5929            2   2  0    14       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 ADDER 5920                    4   1  0    13       THE SERPENTS (629)
-KYEVERA LUERTEN 5876          3   2  0    13       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 T.H.C. 5928                   2   2  1    13       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-BANE 5946                     2   0  0    13       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 CHEECH 5930                   1   3  1    13       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 REBIRTH 5987                  1   1  0    13       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SWAMP MESS HAMMER 5947        1   3  0    13       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-FE MALE 5211                  3   1  0    12       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 HEIR APPARENT 5881            1   1  1    12       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 SIR KILLALOT 6020             1   0  0    11       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-ALTORA 5925                   1   1  0    11       AVENGERS BANE (636)
 BEAR AWARE 6004               1   0  0    11       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 ICICLE 4273                   2   2  0    10       WINTER CHILL (476)
-FAERJAN SKORAS 5877           2   3  0     9       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
-GALIUS 5865                   1   6  0     9       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 DAR-LOTTE 5967                1   1  0     9       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-BONECLAW 5857                 0   3  0     9       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 RED TAIL HAWK 5933            1   0  0     8       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 HOWLTUSK 5943                 1   3  0     6       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-SOLTAN  HELLER 5955           1   0  0     6       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 LORD DESOLATE 5884            0   2  0     6       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 MISS GULCH 5984               1   1  0     4       LAND OF OZ (217)
 BLIZZARD 4275                 1   1  0     4       WINTER CHILL (476)
-LORD ATREYU 5924              1   1  0     4       AVENGERS BANE (636)
-IARYO FELUNNDA 5875           0   4  0     4       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 SWAMP THUG HAMMER 5948        0   4  0     4       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SMAL-L-FRI 5965               0   2  0     4       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-TRILLA LILLEIR 5874           0   3  0     3       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 BEIGE SURFER 6021             0   1  0     3       DRAKE'S COMICS (463)
 CHRIS-DAI 5968                0   2  0     2       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
 CANDI-LOTE 5969               0   2  0     2       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-SABIEN FAUST 5926             0   2  0     2       AVENGERS BANE (636)
 SHAR-DAI 5966                 0   2  0     2       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-MAGNUS CROYLE 5905            0   2  0     2       AVENGERS BANE (636)
-MICHELE CLOUGH 5989           0   1  0     1       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
-ANTOINE L'JOI 5988            0   1  0     1       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWAMP TRAP HAMME 5442 14  5 1 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ 594 CYRUS THE GREAT 5681  238         
SEVERIK SAVA 5923      0  1 0 AVENGERS BANE 636     MOMBA 5945            239         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLAH 6003              0  1 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    MR. COFFEE 24         241 NONE    
SIMON MAGUS 5806       4  4 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    KILL*SWITCH 5809      237 NOT REVE
ISHMAIL VILEHAND 5942  0  1 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    CHEECH 5930           238         
BAPHOMET 22            0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          JACK MCFARLAND 5481   241 NONE    
SIDESWIPE 5958         1  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     T.H.C. 5928           240         
DA MEAT 6017           0  1 0 INDIFFERENCE 611      PUTRID PATRICK 19     241 NONE    
ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377   7 14 2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   ORC PLAGUE 5501       238         
JEAN ST. OMER 5911     0  3 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   SIEGE BEST 5797       238         
CASSIDY 5705           8  6 1 THE MARAUDERS 619     ICHORID 5584          239         
RIPE TRIPE 5904        0  4 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416  MR NICE GUY 5931      239 JUST REV
DEADINAMINUTE 6019     0  1 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 MR. COFFEE 24         241 NONE    
CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318 16 10 0 NATURAL B. KILLER 584 LOWELL 5569           239         
LOWELL 5569           13  6 2 SECOND BANANAS 573    SWAMP LILY HAMME 5441 241         
STUFF 5656             4  6 2 THINGS I DROOL IN 614 WURM KIN 27           241 NONE    
LUCIFERETTE 5053       3  3 0 WARHAMMERS 75         BOGBANE 5500          238 JUST REV
SNOW SQUALL 4274       1  1 0 WINTER CHILL 476      HEIR APPARENT 5881    241         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Drake -- Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of the charts on
Terrablood.com?  I don't have access to the internet, and won't for a while! --
Lightbearer, DM 93 mgr. Will-O-Wisps

Heathen -- Appears you, once again, don't understand the concepts of diplomacy and
decency.  The "war" began when Blackstorm was NOT member of DE, but instead was a
friend of mine.  Should someone attack him...i.e., and enemy, then I will step in and
I personally don't care about alliance lines, etc.  You might want to watch the tone
of what you say as there are still folks around who remember the whipping I've given
you since we began this game.  Not about anything in or out of the game?  You might
want to check out the state of my life before speaking on things you know nothing
about.  Once again...you take one foot out of your mouth and shove the other entire
leg in it. -- Baphomet

All -- Been a pleasure whooping down on you folks, and after beating OK killing
Tarantella you all know who the best Striker was walking the sands in 47.  Have rec'd
invite so after this turn your knees can quit knockin'. -- B.B. Cross

Bane -- Oh, now that's not fair.  You're not supposed to go *dodging* and stuff! --
Booster Pyrite

Chaos Boast -- Just what is it that you boast about anyway? -- Da Ting

Lowell -- I don't know how you killed Clintonlikesbush in just a few shots, seems
almost impossible compared to the damage he has taken in the past.  He was originally
11-13-11-15-17-5-9, dies looking like 12-15-11-15-19-5-11 with AX in Att, Par, Ini.
This was my attempt at a Consortium type waste.  Don't think I have a BF candidate
right now so we'll have to hold off awhile.  Look for one of us unexpectedly in the
future. -- Maximillian

All -- Hopefully the DA will be nice to us lately in preparation for the next TW.
Turns may be shortened here due to the upcoming mailer. -- Maximillian

Not even the DA can stop the power of my faith, the gods have seen fit to give me
another chance to fight on the sands of North Fork.  We shall not waste it. -- Devout
Christian

Oz the Always Cheerful -- Glad to be back.  I couldn't stay away from here even if I
wanted to!  I just decided to bring in a more serious team.  Thanks for the welcome,
and thanks for passing on the message! -- D.K. Toker

D.K. Blackstorm -- Let's enjoy ourselves while we smack around these pirates!  I
brought the stick!! -- D.K. Toker

D.K. Heathen -- Letter en route!  I'll be sending another as I have got a lot more
done on our scribblings!  The first one I sent was a warm up to get myself started!
I'll be sending it soon! -- D.K. Toker

Ghost of Sideswipe -- May your warrior's soul find rest or eternal battle in the
afterlife of your choice!  Salute! -- T.H.C.

M. Darque -- Oops!  Wish it was another of Maxi's!  (evil grin) -- Dark Knight Toker

Kat -- It's just started, so we shall see!  (grin) -- Dark Knight Toker

Sensei Jan -- Where'd ya go?  Hope you return soon, or are YOU going inactive like
you said in 52! -- Dark Knight Toker

Bullpen Ace -- Good challenge, definitely wasn't set up for your style.  Looking
forward to our next meeting! -- Cheech

Evicserator -- Thanks bro, for allowing a young one like myself to gain a little
confidence! -- Chong (hitting a bong)

Swamp Thing -- Thanks for the skills.  Good luck on your future! - Mr. Nice Guy

Siege Beast -- You sure can take some hits.  If I could take that many hits, I would
be high all the time! (grin) -- Sgt. Stadanko

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACK MCFARLAND butchered BAPHOMET in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STUFF was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DA MEAT was murdered by PUTRID PATRICK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was dispatched by MR. COFFEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEADINAMINUTE was dealt death by MR. COFFEE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CUP OF TOE overpowered MR NICE GUY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SUCULANT outwaited BOGBANE in a 8 minute Bloodfeud duel.
FRED BEAR defeated B.B. CROSS in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title struggle.
PAUL BEARER was unbelievably bested by BOQ in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MINOR BLUE viciously subdued ORC PLAGUE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MY SLEEP was defeated by MAGIC WAND in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SISTER MERCY was beaten by TEMPUS in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SISTER MARY SUEELLEN beat TEN IS RAQUET in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DA TING was luckily beaten by MY MISO MUTE in a 3 minute Challenge match.
CHONG bested KILL*SWITCH in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
TWIGGY was subdued by EVICSERATOR in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
SIEGE BEST beat SGT STANDANKO in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN handily defeated BREMM SPARKFIST in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHEECH was defeated by SWAMP MESS HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
ICICLE slimly lost to COBRA in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
CANDI-LOTE was devastated by PYTHON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ADDER was outlasted by THE RON in a 9 minute Challenge bout.
SHAR-DAI was subdued by SWAMP STORM in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
SMAL-L-FRI was beaten by FADE TO BLACK in a 2 minute Challenge match.
PERMAFROST devastated ASP in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge bout.
DAR-LOTTE was subdued by BEXAR in a action packed 1 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
HEIR APPARENT viciously butchered SNOW SQUALL in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
LORD DESOLATE was overpowered by SMOKESCREEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LOWELL was executed by SWAMP LILY HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RED DRAGON savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 6 minute veteran's bout.
HUMBUG viciously subdued JACK & JILL in a action packed 3 minute veteran's fray.
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN was unbelievably bested by BLACK THUNDER in a 4 minute duel.
DON KING vanquished LITTLE BIG MAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SWAMP BURP HAMMER was overpowered by STORMSTRIKE in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
DROW was luckily beaten by DRAMA QUEEN in a 6 minute veteran's bout.
BLACKENED viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. beginner match.
DRAGONFLY PIE was savagely defeated by PIZZA PIE PARTY in a 6 minute match.
BEAR SKINRUG was overcome by CHAOS BOAST in a exciting 3 minute fight.
BULLPEN ACE demolished T.H.C. in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MY PILLOW outwaited REBIRTH in a popular 10 minute bout.
HOWLTUSK lost to BEAR AWARE in a 4 minute amateur's bout.
MOMBA subdued BEIGE SURFER in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
SWAMP THUG HAMMER was beaten by RED TAIL HAWK in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BOOSTER PYRITE vanquished BLIZZARD in a 2 minute brutal mismatched duel.
CHRIS-DAI slimly lost to SWAMP CALL HAMMER in a 2 minute gory amateur's duel.
MISS GULCH was bested by SIR KILLALOT in a 1 minute amateur's match.
STORMBORNE handily defeated STREET LEGAL in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         AIMED BLOW        41 -  26 -  3      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         WALL OF STEEL     61 -  40 -  3      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY      109 -  77 -  4      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK  107 - 100 - 13      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    80 - 104 - 10      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  66 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  38 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  97 -  7      36  |

Turn 241 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        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  9         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 10         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         6 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  6                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       FRED BEAR 5348             16   9  0  114 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
PARRY-LUNGE      SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441     15   7  1  134 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
TOTAL PARRY      RED DRAGON 5585            15   6  0  107 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
SLASHING ATTACK  MINOR BLUE 5326            14   9  1   97 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
LUNGING ATTACK   HUMBUG 5199                19  15  1   90 LAND OF OZ (217)
WALL OF STEEL    ORC PLAGUE 5501             7   4  2   82 DARQUE FORCES (396)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUP OF TOE 5433            10   2  1   78 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
BASHING ATTACK   SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439     12  10  2   66 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MINOR BLUE 5326.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was REBIRTH 5987.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMBUG 5199, MINOR BLUE 
5326, DA TING 5129, DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321, DRAGONFLY PIE 5760, BEAR SKINRUG 5399, RED 
DRAGON 5585, PAUL BEARER 5187, PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659, and FADE TO BLACK 5695.

The least popular fighter this week was MY PILLOW 5660.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ADDER 5920, SUCULANT 3589, T.H.C. 5928, DRAMA QUEEN 5494, SWAMP BURP 
HAMMER 5439, LITTLE BIG MAN 5393, LOWELL 5569, LORD DESOLATE 5884, DAR-LOTTE 5967, 
and ASP 5843.

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

B.B. CROSS (47-5323) FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
JACK MCFARLAND (47-5481) SECOND BANANAS (573)