DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2007    Duedate: 01/21/2008

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWAMP BURP HAMMER
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
(47-5439) [21-16-2,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWAMP BURP HAMMER              RODEKI
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        STRETSAMLEUD (575)
(47-5439) [21-16-2,137]        (47-5208) [6-2-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PYTHON                         BARBARINO
THE SERPENTS (629)             SECOND BANANAS (573)
(47-5903) [10-13-2,56]         (47-5957) [9-4-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EXOTIC TASTES (572)         67
2. STRETSAMLEUD (575)          53      OLD HABITS (566)
3. WARHAMMERS (75)             43      Unchartered Team
4. SECOND BANANAS (573)        34
5. THE OPERA (613)             28      EXOTIC TASTES (572)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD HABITS (566)         101  58  8 63.5   1/ 1 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     10  4 3
 2- 2 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   78  46  5 62.9   2/ 4 THE OPERA (613)          10  5 0
 3/ 4 THE OPERA (613)           82  52  3 61.2   3/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  5 0
 4/ 3 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   311 198 24 61.1   4/ 3 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   8  7 1
 5/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)         526 345 16 60.4   5/ 6 OLD HABITS (566)          7  3 1
 6- 7*BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)      3   2  0 60.0   6/13 WARHAMMERS (75)           7  6 0
 7/ 0*EXOTIC TASTES (572)        3   2  0 60.0   7/ 5 SECOND BANANAS (573)      6  4 1
 8/ 8 SECOND BANANAS (573)     126  90 12 58.3   8/ 7*RAPTOR (674)              6  8 0
 9- 9 LOST SOULS (618)          60  43  7 58.3   9/ 8 THE SERPENTS (629)        6  9 1
10/ 0*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        23  17  2 57.5  10/ 0*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        5  0 0
11-10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     45  35  3 56.3  11- 2 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   5  4 0
12/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         668 538 34 55.4  12/ 9 LAND OF OZ (217)          4  2 0
13/13 DARQUE FORCES (396)      143 125 13 53.4  13/16 X-MEN II (660)            4  6 2
14/14 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   91  82  8 52.6  14-17*BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)     3  2 0
15/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     388 358 39 52.0  15/ 0*EXOTIC TASTES (572)       3  2 0
16-16 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     53  53  3 50.0  16-12 LOST SOULS (618)          3  2 0
17/ 6*CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)    3   3  0 50.0  17/18*CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)   3  3 0
18-18 STRANGE BREW (661)        27  32  5 45.8  18/23 GAELIC STORM (647)        2  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21 WARHAMMERS (75)          260 331 14 44.0  19-14 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     2  2 0
20-20 PALINDROMES (599)         47  60  4 43.9  20-20 PALINDROMES (599)         2  6 0
21-22 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      20  26  1 43.5  21/22*GLADIUS (680)             2  6 0
22/19 X-MEN II (660)            29  39  4 42.6  22/11 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       2  7 0
23/23 THE SERPENTS (629)        55  75  4 42.3  23/15 DARQUE FORCES (396)       1  0 1
24/17*RAPTOR (674)               8  11  0 42.1  24/29 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    1  1 0
25/26 GAELIC STORM (647)        58  91  4 38.9  25-27 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      1  3 0
26/27 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       33  56  2 37.1  26-19 STRANGE BREW (661)        1  3 0
27-28 TIMELY HEROES (656)       20  37  1 35.1  27-25 TIMELY HEROES (656)       1  7 0
28/25*GLADIUS (680)              2   6  0 25.0  28-24*HELLENIC HEROES (673)     0  5 0
29-30*HELLENIC HEROES (673)      2   8  0 20.0  29-30 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     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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     Castle in the Sky seemed an appropriate name given my home.  I am the Watcher in
the Darkness, manager of the unlucky few I call my stable.  My origins shall, for the
moment, remain a mystery.  I was drawn to Alastari for the entertainment by a friend
of mine.  After observing I decided to throw my hat into the ring, as they say.  I
collected some misfits, one man and his harem as well as someone they all seemed to
know pretty well and made them my own.  I gave them a sense of family and purpose and
now they fight, and die, for my amusement.  They are my favorite new pets and woe be
to anyone who destroys my toys, but this world teems with life, so there are more to
be had if need be.
     On a desolate plain in the shadow of a distant peak four figures stand solemnly
around the prone form of a fifth.  The broken form on the ground is still and cold, a
sob escapes the lips of one of the three women gathered.
     "Some leader."  The comment is cold and comes form the single man in the group,
though his eyes are dark and hurt.
     "Shut your mouth, Ed."  The command is almost a screech through the tears of the
only person crying in the group.  Her hair is matted and her eyes dulled in grief.
     "Yes.  Seeing as how you nearly died as well, silence would be prudent."  The
voice at first comes from nowhere, but near the end a form wrapped all in grey robes,
his face shrouded in the hood, fades into view.  "A pity."  The man states, matter of
factly.
     "You.  You said you could protect us.  He believed in you, we all did..."  The
statement has become a screech by the end and her tears flow even harder.
     "Well, it seems my powers are less effective here than I had expected."  The
grey figure seems unconcerned by her emotional sate.
     "LESS EFFECTIVE!"  This comes out as a scream as Kasbah launches herself at the
robed figure.  The gratifying feel of flesh on flesh never comes as her hand pass
harmlessly through him, as if he were a shadow.
     "Thank you for volunteering to avenge him my dear, I will go and see to the
arrangements."  With a slight bow the figure fades away as silent as he appeared.
     "Well done."  Edward says sardonically.  Kasbah sinks to her knees and begins to
weep in earnest into her hands.
     "Leave her be Ed, we have work to do."  The speaker is a large woman that has
been silent until now.  In her hands she carries a pair of shovels, one of which she
tosses to Ed.  As the sun sets a new grave goes in the soil of Alastari....
     At midnight the fourth and silent figure still stands vigil alone.  She is not
surprised when the Watcher returns.
     "Can he be raised?"  She asks quietly.
     "No, but in time perhaps reincarnated."  As they stand together the moon rises
overhead.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SCOMSS SWAMP.  Wanna hear about a real 
loser?  Listen to this--ABYSMAL RITES got 0-5-0 and dropped 11.  Didn't see much of 
them after the fights!  The guys at ROYAL FLUSH like really pulled together to get a 
4-1-0 this turn, moving up by 7.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved 
up 7 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, WARHAMMERS!  MVP award for CREAMED CAMEL TOES?  
EXOTIC TASTES' proud of it after beating HAWK and getting 29 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  LURKING FEAR's match with BULLPEN ACE cost him a loss of 14 points!  
SWAMP BURP HAMMER thinks his 21-16-2 and studly character is good enough to face up 
to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I saw in SWAMP BURP HAMMER's eye, as 
he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't RHIANNON fit to be tied!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE BEAR'S PAW was the most avoided team.  Is a 388-358-39 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ's been 
avoiding THE BEAR'S PAW so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can THE 
OPERA's FIDELIO be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  Ooh!  Did POLARIS really know what she was doing when she 
challenged SWAMP CALL HAMMER?  A 5-4-1 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't 
know what it means.) POLARIS lost to SWAMP CALL HAMMER, but she got 4 points.  SWAMP 
CALL HAMMER won, and got 2 points.  I don't get it.  People were asking me did LUPUS 
HORRIFIQUE REALLY challenge SWAMP MUDD HAMMER?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it 
sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but SWAMP MUDD HAMMER 
wants me to write about it since he slew LUPUS HORRIFIQUE.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SCOMSS SWAMP ever talks about is 
fighting!  Me, I'm more laid back.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  SMOKESCREEN 
returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his DARQUE FORCES teammates... 
Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because MISS GULCH had 6-10-0 was no reason for LAND OF OZ 
to send her to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  Like, who is this guy???  NESSMAN gets sent 
to the Dark Arena, battles FABULOUS FATHER M, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet 
SECOND BANANAS manager is surprised!  I hear ABYSMAL RITES sent DESCENT TO DUNWICH to 
the Dark Arena.  What, is that like not well-lit, or what?  It was so gross when 
PYTHON of THE SERPENTS killed CEREBRO.  They should start making warriors use safer 
weapons, or more shields, or something...  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439       21  16  2   137       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISTER MERCY 5526            14  11  1   118       OLD HABITS (566)
 MEDEE 5642                   21   7  0   115       THE OPERA (613)
-SPECTRE 5654                  9   3  1   114       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 TEMPUS 4635                  20  24  1   113       WARHAMMERS (75)
-MAGIC WAND 5771              17  10  0   110       LAND OF OZ (217)
 JACK & JILL 5310             24  20  0   108       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 PRINCE IGOR 5640             18   5  0    98       THE OPERA (613)
-PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659         16  10  2    98       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-CUP OF TOE 5433              13   9  1    98       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-BLACKENED 5531               13  11  1    98       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 RHIANNON 6031                14  12  0    97       GAELIC STORM (647)
-TNT 5499                     13  11  1    96       PALINDROMES (599)
 BARBARINO 5957                9   4  0    95       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671    13  11  2    94       OLD HABITS (566)
-BOQ 5873                     17   5  0    93       LAND OF OZ (217)
-RED DEVIL 5732               11   7  0    92       LOST SOULS (618)
 SUCULANT 3589                22  24  1    91       WARHAMMERS (75)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792        12  10  0    91       THE OPERA (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROISIN DUBH 6038             16  13  1    90       GAELIC STORM (647)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907             13  10  1    86       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    17   9  0    85       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 FIDELIO 5859                 12   7  0    83       THE OPERA (613)
 NILES 5860                   10   7  0    77       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BEXAR 5906                   12  12  0    74       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 JETHRO 5949                   8   4  1    73       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534         10  12  0    71       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 NIKKO 6385                    5   1  0    70       LAND OF OZ (217)
 THE RON 5914                 10   9  0    67       WARHAMMERS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN THE GRIP OF ERYX 6260      8   3  0    66       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 LURKING FEAR 1755            10   8  0    64       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-MY PILLOW 5660               15   7  0    60       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312          7   3  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-MICE CREAM 6265               6   2  0    60       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           6   4  0    60       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 ADDER 5920                   14   7  0    59       THE SERPENTS (629)
-RACECAR 5498                 11  13  1    59       PALINDROMES (599)
 SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985       11   5  1    57       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYTHON 5903                  10  13  2    56       THE SERPENTS (629)
-ASYLUM 6186                   7   3  1    55       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 NESSMAN 6352                  5   4  1    55       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             10   5  0    52       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 MOMBA 5945                   11   9  1    51       THE SERPENTS (629)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306        7   4  0    50       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 ITHYIC THING 6292             5   7  0    50       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-BOGBANE 5500                  8  11  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 ROIS ANIN 6068                7   6  1    48       WARHAMMERS (75)
 RODEKI 5208                   6   2  0    48       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-PARTY TRAP 5496              11  12  1    46       PALINDROMES (599)
 COBRA 5842                   10  16  0    46       THE SERPENTS (629)
 PUDDY 6295                   10   1  0    46       SECOND BANANAS (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASP 5843                      9  17  1    45       THE SERPENTS (629)
-CHRIS PERRY 6213              5   5  0    44       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
-HIGH TEST 6239                9   4  0    43       STRANGE BREW (661)
 SISTER MARYJANE 6416          6   0  0    41       OLD HABITS (566)
 THE LION KING 6360            5   2  0    41       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-SCUM FIGHTS 6325              9   2  0    40       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-DEATH KISS 5751               8   3  1    40       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-DETARTRATED 5497              7  17  0    38       PALINDROMES (599)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354              6   4  1    38       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JAY MONROE 6175               5   5  1    35       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 SWAMP FOXX HAMMER 6297        3   7  0    35       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SWAMP BEAR 6382               5   4  2    34       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINKIE 6401                   3   1  2    33       LAND OF OZ (217)
 STORM 6234                    6   8  0    32       X-MEN II (660)
-RIGORMORTIS 5736              5   4  0    31       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-DAVID 6199                    6   6  0    30       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 POLARIS 6230                  5   4  1    30       X-MEN II (660)
 SWAMP MUDD HAMMER 6299        3   7  2    30       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-MALT 6238                     4   9  2    29       STRANGE BREW (661)
 CREAMED CAMEL TOES 5183       1   0  0    29       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424            2   2  0    28       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-LAGER 6394                    5   1  0    27       STRANGE BREW (661)
 DARKHOLM 5298                 4   2  0    26       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 TROCAR 5355                   3   0  0    26       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-DAVID WEST 6381               4   2  0    25       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 BONSUR 5210                   4   4  0    25       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 KODIAK 6487                   2   0  2    25       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JAHWA 6332                    2   4  0    24       LOST SOULS (618)
 TALCAMA 5313                  2   3  0    24       STRETSAMLEUD (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAST 6357                    2   0  1    21       X-MEN II (660)
 LUMINOUS LOX 6495             1   0  0    19       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433        3   2  0    16       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-BARLEY 6377                   2   1  2    16       STRANGE BREW (661)
-REDEMTION 6431                3   1  1    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-KELLY CARPENTER 6419          2   1  0    15       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 CONDOR 6413                   2   2  0    14       RAPTOR (674)
 MARINATED MUSSEL 5186         1   0  0    14       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
-NICOLE RICHEY 6466            1   0  0    13       BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)
 SPARROW 6411                  3   1  0    12       RAPTOR (674)
-TELXIUN 6462                  2   0  0    12       LOST SOULS (618)
-SPARTACUS 6434                1   2  1    12       TIMELY HEROES (656)
-PELKIN 6463                   1   0  0    12       LOST SOULS (618)
 SWEET&SOUR SNAKE 5185         1   0  0    11       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 0   1  0    11       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486            2   0  0     9       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-MARREN THARITIA 6451          1   0  0     9       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
 HAWK 6412                     2   2  0     8       RAPTOR (674)
-AVRIL LAVIGNE 6465            1   0  0     7       BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)
-MOLSON 6432                   1   3  0     6       STRANGE BREW (661)
 SISTER BERNICE 6485           1   1  0     6       OLD HABITS (566)
-ASTRID THARITIA 6448          1   0  0     6       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-TRACY WILLIAMS 6380           0   2  0     6       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
-FERGIE 6464                   1   0  0     5       BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)
 STEAMED CLAM 5182             0   1  0     5       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
 COLOSSUS 6356                 1   1  0     4       X-MEN II (660)
 ENDER 6472                    1   1  0     4       GLADIUS (680)
-JUSTINIAN 6404                1   1  0     4       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 KASBAH THARITIA 6452          1   1  0     4       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
 RAVEN 6482                    1   1  0     4       RAPTOR (674)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE 6471                     1   1  0     4       GLADIUS (680)
-PHOKUS 6406                   0   2  0     2       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 URSULA 6473                   0   2  0     2       GLADIUS (680)
-MAKRIYANNIS 6403              0   2  0     2       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-HERACLIUS 6405                0   2  0     2       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-BETTIE PAGE 6467              0   1  0     1       BIMBO BRIGADE 7 (679)
 PIGEON 6496                   0   1  0     1       RAPTOR (674)
-EDWARD 6450                   0   1  0     1       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-ZOD 6470                      0   1  0     1       GLADIUS (680)
-BINK 6469                     0   1  0     1       GLADIUS (680)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DESCENT TO DUNWI 6209   3 11 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    CREAM O'CROP CRI      258  NONE
LUPUS HORRIFIQUE 6461   0  3 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    SWAMP MUDD HAMME 6299 258   
AITHRA THARITIA 6449    0  1 0 CASTLE IN THE SK 677 BEAST 6357            257   
FABULOUS FATHER         0  0 0 DARK ARENA           NESSMAN 6352          258  NONE
PICKLED PIG'S FE 5184   0  1 0 EXOTIC TASTES 572    LITTLE RAVEN          258  NONE
ZOIKAKIS 6407           1  1 0 HELLENIC HEROES 673  KODIAK 6487           257   
MISS GULCH 5984         6 11 0 LAND OF OZ 217       NEUTERED KAT          258  NONE
RAZOR 5689             11  7 2 LOST SOULS 618       SISTER MARY SUEE 5671 256   
KESTREL 6409            0  1 0 RAPTOR 674           REDEMTION 6431        255   
RINALDO 6408            1  5 0 THE OPERA 613        KODIAK 6487           258   
IRWIN ROMMEL 6200       3  7 0 TIMELY HEROES 656    SMOKEY BEAR 6354      255   
JOAN OF ARC 6198        4  7 0 TIMELY HEROES 656    SWAMP BEAR 6382       256   
TEST TUBE 7 6444        2  3 0 WARHAMMERS 75        OMNIPOTENT OZ         258  NONE
CEREBRO 6229            3  5 0 X-MEN II 660         PYTHON 5903           258   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Slugbait, Crip, Mannequin, Soultaker & Snuln for your wonderful
performance in TW4 and for carrying the heavy load of Oz.  You da mans! -- Oz The All
Celebratory

Baphomet -- Can you please relist all prizes with the winners so that:
     1.  Everyone knows what was won
     2.  Sandy knows who gets what (making them collectible)
     3.  Each individual can assure personal collection.
As to the roll-up sheets, please send the SCOMSSer share to
     101 Overlook Court
     Easley, SC, 29642
And they will be distributed to SCOMSSers along with the ones "won" at the half-way
point.  (Or I shall possibly abscond them all and retire in the Emerald City!) -- Oz
The All Excited

Interested parties -- An unusual occurrence for The Land Of Oz is that Miss Gulch has
been asked to be relieved of her duties as an Ozer.  Typical woman!  She shall be
visiting the DA for transition this next round.  She was a 14-8-17-15-9-14-7 BA and
mode, great damage, poor endurance, 1.28 average skill learns, ending with only
experts in initiative and attack after 16 fights. -- Oz The All Morose (yeah, sure)

Asp -- Well, now I can truthfully say I have kicked someone's asp! -- Nikko

Descent To Dunwich -- It was a pleasure to have you as my last--unless I can decimate
one of those Dark Arena meanies.  I shall always remember you. -- Miss Gulch

Hammer, Minister Of War -- Since when have you needed newsletters to allow you to say
more in personals?  Get with it, Guy! -- Oz The All Humorous

Greeting all, I thought I would say hello.  My fighters call me the Watcher and I
hope to give you all good sport and company.  Kudos to those I faced last turn, and
Beast, well, by the time this gets printed, you'll see. -- The Watcher

Bad News Bear -- Well you were bad news for me, good fight, see you around. --
Asphyxia

North Fork -- Bye. -- Liam the Goth

Swamp Psychos -- Another New Year approaches and the promise of some new blood
arriving is stoking the rumor mills! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet
Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp Psycho/North Fork Fanatic

Madame Butterfly -- You [BURP] flitter and you [BURP] flutter and you cause most
[BURP] gladiators to [BURP] mutter!  Thanks for the [BURP] skills!  They should help
me [BURP] in my [BURP] quest to [BURP] graduate! -- Swamp Burp Hammer

Detartrated -- Thanks for the workout and skills! -- Swamp Bogg Hammer

Lurking Fear -- You pack quite a wallop for one with such a seemingly ancient ID
number!  Glad I survived the experience! -- Swamp Call Hammer

Sister Mary Jane -- I was curious to know your fighting style which prompted my blind
challenge!  At least this cat was not killed by curiosity! -- Swamp Mudd Hammer

Bullpen Ace -- Here it is the Hot Stove season and you almost put out my fire! --
Swamp Foxx Hammer

Oz the All Traveled -- All is Indeed Well Over Here!  So True!  There Is No Place
like Home! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp
Psycho/North Fork Fanatic

Horus One Eye -- By Now You Should Have Received All My Letters!  Looking Forward to
Your Return to The Swamp!  No Matter What They Name Our Location! -- Hammer/Minister
of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp Psycho/North Fork Fanatic

J & J -- Yes I can [BURP] identify with [BURP] that Doubts were [BURP] When Jack Fell
[BURP] and Broke His [BURP] and how it was [BURP] really [BURP] When Jill Came [BURP]
After! -- Swamp Burp Hammer

SmokeScreen -- Congratulations on Your Graduation under the Guidance of Master
Darque! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp
Psycho/North Fork Fanatic

Rhiannon -- Congratulations on Capturing The Swamp Throne! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp Psycho/North Fork Fanatic

Swamp Psychos -- Thus Ends My 12 P-ads of Christmas!  Without Rhyme or Reason!  Happy
Holidays! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Swamp
Psycho/North Fork Fanatic
P.S.  Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SMOKESCREEN viciously butchered FABULOUS FATHER M in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MISS GULCH was narrowly killed by NEUTERED KAT in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
NESSMAN viciously butchered FABULOUS FATHER M in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DESCENT TO DUNWICH was assassinated by CREAM O'CROP CRIP in a 1 minute fight.
TEST TUBE 7 was viciously butchered by OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
PICKLED PIG'S FEET was butchered by LITTLE RAVEN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KASBAH THARITIA was devastated by BEAST in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
TEMPUS handily defeated ROISIN DUBH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SWAMP BURP HAMMER narrowly defeated RHIANNON in a 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
BULLPEN ACE overpowered LURKING FEAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JETHRO was luckily beaten by FIDELIO in a exciting 5 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BEXAR handily defeated MOMBA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge contest.
NIKKO devastated ITHYIC THING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
PUDDY defeated SMOKEY BEAR in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
SISTER MARYJANE luckily beat SWAMP FOXX HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
ROIS ANIN overpowered STORM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SWAMP BOGG HAMMER was outlasted by ADDER in a exciting 7 minute Challenge bout.
POLARIS was beaten by SWAMP CALL HAMMER in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge bout.
KODIAK easily killed RINALDO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
LUPUS HORRIFIQUE was executed by SWAMP MUDD HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
JACK & JILL narrowly defeated NILES in a action packed 3 minute bloody expert's fray.
BARBARINO was luckily beaten by MEDEE in a popular 13 minute gruesome veteran's match.
PRINCE IGOR savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 4 minute gory uneven fight.
SUCULANT subdued IN THE GRIP OF ERYX in a 6 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
MADAME BUTTERFLY handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
THE RON handily defeated COBRA in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
PYTHON dispatched CEREBRO in a popular 1 minute fray.
ASP was beaten by RODEKI in a 2 minute gory match.
SWAMP BEAR was defeated by THE LION KING in a exciting 3 minute bout.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN was beaten by DARKHOLM in a 2 minute brutal fray.
AFRICAN QUEEN devastated SISTER BERNICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BONSUR devastated JANE in a 6 minute one-sided battle.
COLOSSUS was devastated by TALCAMA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
TROCAR overpowered PIGEON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPARROW was outwaited by SWEET&SOUR SNAKE in a tiring 17 minute gory beginner's match.
HAWK was vanquished by CREAMED CAMEL TOES in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
CONDOR vanquished URSULA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BAD NEWS BEAR subdued STEAMED CLAM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's duel.
RAVEN was demolished by LUMINOUS LOX in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
ENDER was viciously subdued by MARINATED MUSSEL in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY      140 -  75 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         WALL OF STEEL     75 -  69 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  28 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   97 -  97 - 14      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  39 -  2      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       32 -  42 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    99 - 131 -  8      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    67 -  89 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        27 -  47 -  1      36  |

Turn 258 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:

TOTAL PARRY       11 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439     21  16  2  137 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
TOTAL PARRY      MEDEE 5642                 21   7  0  115 THE OPERA (613)
PARRY-LUNGE      RHIANNON 6031              14  12  0   97 GAELIC STORM (647)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARBARINO 5957              9   4  0   95 SECOND BANANAS (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792      12  10  0   91 THE OPERA (613)
WALL OF STEEL    JETHRO 5949                 8   4  1   73 SECOND BANANAS (573)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE RON 5914               10   9  0   67 WARHAMMERS (75)
AIMED BLOW       SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985     11   5  1   57 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROIS ANIN 6068              7   6  1   48 WARHAMMERS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PYTHON 5903.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BARBARINO 5957.  The ten other most popular fighters were SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306, 
NILES 5860, SWAMP FOXX HAMMER 6297, MISS GULCH 5984, JETHRO 5949, SWAMP BEAR 6382, 
STEAMED CLAM 5182, TEMPUS 4635, IN THE GRIP OF ERYX 6260, and RODEKI 5208.

The least popular fighter this week was SWEET&SOUR SNAKE 5185.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPARROW 6411, JANE 6471, PUDDY 6295, RAVEN 6482, BAD NEWS BEAR 
6486, URSULA 6473, HAWK 6412, PIGEON 6496, COLOSSUS 6356, and SISTER BERNICE 6485.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SWAMP BURP HAMMER (47-5439) ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

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

SMOKESCREEN (47-5944) DARQUE FORCES (396)