DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2008    Duedate: 01/19/2009

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SISTER MERCY
OLD HABITS (566)
(47-5526) [16-11-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SISTER MERCY                   VALERIUS
OLD HABITS (566)               SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
(47-5526) [16-11-1,143]        (47-6623) [6-0-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAMP BOGG HAMMER              VYNMORGATH
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        KAOS (695)
(47-6306) [12-12-0,52]         (47-6646) [2-1-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SECOND BANANAS (573)        60
2. ROYAL FLUSH (48)            51      OLD HABITS (566)
3. SPOONERTIKS (523)           48      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF AND MAN (603)       46
5. LAND OF OZ (217)            39      KAOS (695)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OLD HABITS (566)         109  61  8 64.1   1/ 8 SECOND BANANAS (573)     10  4 0
 2/ 2 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   316 205 24 60.7   2/10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)    10  4 0
 3/ 3 LAND OF OZ (217)         544 354 16 60.6   3/ 6*KAOS (695)                9  5 0
 4/ 4 SPOONERTIKS (523)        130  85  8 60.5   4/19 INDIFFERENCE (611)        8  2 1
 5- 5 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   80  53  5 60.2   5/18 OLD HABITS (566)          8  2 0
 6/ 6 SECOND BANANAS (573)     160 110 17 59.3   6/14 LAND OF OZ (217)          8  3 0
 7/10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     56  41  3 57.7   7/20 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  4 0
 8/ 9 THE OPERA (613)           83  65  3 56.1   8/12 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   8  5 0
 9/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         699 556 37 55.7   9/ 5 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      8  6 0
10/ 8*KAOS (695)                10   8  0 55.6  10/ 9 DARK PINNACLE (598)       8  7 1
11-12 DSM4 (698)               367 294 26 55.5  11/15*CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)    7  4 0
12/15 FORCE OF WILL (670)       27  23  2 54.0  12/13 FORCE OF WILL (670)       7  8 0
13/13 DARK PINNACLE (598)       77  67  6 53.5  13/ 7 SPOONERTIKS (523)         6  4 0
14/14 DARQUE FORCES (396)      154 136 14 53.1  14/24 STRANGE BREW (661)        6  4 0
15/18 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     426 385 41 52.5  15/11 WARHAMMERS (75)           6  6 0
16/17 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      51  48  4 51.5  16/ 4 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      6  9 1
17/20 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)     111 106  9 51.2  17/ 2*SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)    6  9 1
18/21 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  114 109  8 51.1  18/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (396)       6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/24 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     60  60  4 50.0  19/ 3*THE FALLEN (696)          6  9 0
20/23 I HATE THEM (597)         51  51  2 50.0  20/32 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     5  4 1
21/25*CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)    12  12  0 50.0  21/28 I HATE THEM (597)         5  5 0
22/16*THE FALLEN (696)          10  10  1 50.0  22/25 RAPTOR (674)              5  5 0
23-22*FLATUTEN MANAGERS (697)    2   2  0 50.0  23/21*THEY MUST DIE! (688)      5  9 0
24/19 CHEERS (659)              31  33  1 48.4  24/26 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    5 10 0
25/ 0 FREEDONIA (32)           170 182 17 48.3  25/29 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    4  4 0
26/ 7*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)      7   8  1 46.7  26-16*TEAM ASGARD (684)         4  6 1
27/27 INDIFFERENCE (611)        97 112  7 46.4  27/33 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      4  9 0
28/26 RAPTOR (674)              35  41  1 46.1  28/ 0 FREEDONIA (32)            3  1 0
29/30 STRANGE BREW (661)        42  52  6 44.7  29/23 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       3  5 0
30/28 WARHAMMERS (75)          287 360 14 44.4  30-17 X-MEN II (660)            3  7 0
31/31 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      27  38  1 41.5  31-27*FLATUTEN MANAGERS (697)   2  2 0
32/32 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       51  73  3 41.1  32-30 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   2  3 0
33-34 X-MEN II (660)            47  68  6 40.9  33/34 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      1  2 0
34/35 THE SERPENTS (629)        77 114  4 40.3  34-37 DSM4 (698)                1  4 0
35/29*SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)    12  18  2 40.0  35/35*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     1  5 0
36/36 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   103 158  2 39.5  36-38 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     1  8 1
37/33*THEY MUST DIE! (688)       6  11  0 35.3  37/39 THE OPERA (613)           1  8 0
38-37*SCREAM FACTORY (683)       4   8  1 33.3  38/36 CHEERS (659)              1  8 0
39-38*TEAM ASGARD (684)         12  27  2 30.8  39/22 THE SERPENTS (629)        1 10 0
40/39*LADIES OF DREAD (641)      6  23  0 20.7  40/31*LADIES OF DREAD (641)     0  4 0
41-40 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     10  39  4 20.4  41-40*SCREAM FACTORY (683)      0  2 0
42-41*VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)       0  15  0  0.0  42-41*VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)      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

                                     TURF WAR VI
                                  Round One Results

Hear ye; hear ye; the results of round one are official.  An interesting round,
indeed.  Lots to report.  First some summaries and comments, and then "just the
facts".

---SUMMARY COMMENTS---

... It is a very close race with the top two separated by only one, and only 33 from
top to bottom.
... Old Habits (Father O'Malley/Soultaker) takes top point gain with a whopping 16!
... Indifference (4-0-1-0) had the only undefeated team. (Jekyll)
... Land of Oz (Oz) scored the most fight points with 8.
... Old Habits (Father O'Malley/Soultaker) scored both the most style points (DM
included) and spy mention points at 6 each.
... Two surprising and unusual "deaths" occurred costing lots of points.  Hammer
(Swamp Hammerz) lost a Champion (-10) and Slugbait (Mystic Orc Feast) had a rookie
die right out of the blocks (-5).  Kudos to Caesar (Soldiers Of Rome) and Jekyll
(Indifference) for the kills.
... There were 6 free DA's, with both Wretch (Strange Brews) and Manager (The Opera)
leading with two.  Cheers (unconfirmed/no start) got away with a -5 point DA in what
some are calling either a strategic, or a slick, move.
... SCOMSSS Shire, Father O'Malley, Old Habits holds the DM Title after one.

---"ALLIANCE" SCORING---

SCOMSSS Shire                    24
YOURBAGD                         23
B. O. B                          16
Slaughterhouse Syndicate          8
Dreadnaughts                     -1
Desolate Empire             no show

INDIVIDUAL TEAM RESULTS

Name                            (Fights/Styles/Mentions/Total)

SCOMSSS Shire (24)
    Old Habits                  4, 6, 6         16
    Land Of Oz                  8, 2, 4         14
    Second Bananas              3, 2, 0          5
    Things I Drool In           0, 0, 0          0
    Spoonertiks                -1, 0, 0         -1
    Royal Flush                -4, 0, 0         -4
    Mystic Orc Feast           -6, 0, 0         -6

YOURBAGD (23)
    Darque Forces               3, 0, 4          7
    Indifference                5, 0, 2          7
    Of Wolf & Man               1, 0, 4          5
    The Bear Paw                1, 0, 2          3
    Kaos                        3, 0, 0          3
    The Opera                  -4, 2, 0         -2
    Cheers                     not confirmed     0 (would have been -7, 0, 4 =-3)

B. O. B. (16)
    Soldiers of Rome            6, 0, 0          6
    They Must Die               3, 0, 0          3
    I Hate Them                 0, 2, 0          2
    Christian Rock 2            2, 0, 0          2
    Chaotic Beasts              2, 0, 0          2
    The Lurocian Devils        -1, 0, 2          1
    Obscure love                no show          0

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (8)
    Strange Brew                7, 0, 0          7
    Abysmal Rites               0, 4, 2          6
    Life's Lessons              3, 0, 2          5
    Swamp Hammerz             -10, 0, 0        -10
    JGW Perishable       not yet entered         0 (would have been 2, 0, 0 = 2)
    Shadow Magic         not yet entered         0

Dreadnaughts (-1)
    Gothic Ministry             3, 0, 4          7
    Dark Pinnacle              -1, 2, 2          3
    Raptor                      2, 0, 0          2
    Force of Will              -1, 0, 0         -1
    The Fallen                 -3, 0, 0         -3
    The Middle Way 3           -9, 0, 0         -9

W/L Records
(Fight each of ten turns and 45 min fights)

SCOMSSS Shire (19-14-0-1  .576)
    Old Habits                 4-1-0-0         1/1
    Land Of Oz                 4-1-0-0         1/1
    Second Bananas             3-2-0-0         1/1
    Spoonertiks                2-2-0-0         1/1
    Mystic Orc Feast           2-2-0-1         1/1
    Royal Flush                2-3-0-0         1/1
    Things I Drool In          2-3-0-0         1/1

YOURBAGD (16-13-1-3  .552)
    Darque Forces              4-1-0-0         1/1
    Indifference               4-0-1-0         1/1
    The Bear Paw               3-2-0-0         1/1
    Kaos                       3-2-0-0         1/1
    Of Wolf & Man              2-3-0-1         1/1
    The Opera                  0-5-0-2         1/1
    Cheers                     0-0-0-0         0/1

B. O. B. (16-12-1-1  .571)
    Christian Rock 2           4-1-0-0         1/1
    Soldiers of Rome           3-2-1-0         1/1
    They Must Die              3-2-0-0         1/1
   Chaotic Beasts              3-2-0-0         1/1
    I Hate Them                2-3-0-1         1/1
     The Lurocian Devils       1-2-0-0         1/1
    Obscure love               0-0-0-0         0/1

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (9-9-0-3  .500)
    Strange Brew               3-2-0-2         1/1
    Abysmal Rites              2-2-0-0         1/1
    Life's Lessons             2-2-0-0         1/1
    Swamp Hammerz              2-3-0-1         1/1
    JGW Perishable             0-0-0-0         0/1
    Shadow Magic               0-0-0-0         0/1

Dreadnaughts (12-18-0-2  .400)
    Gothic Ministry            4-1-0-0         1/1
    Raptor                     3-2-0-0         1/1
    Dark Pinnacle              2-3-0-1         1/1
    Force of Will              2-3-0-0         1/1
    The Fallen                 1-4-0-1         1/1
    The Middle Way 3           0-5-0-0         1/1

NOTE:  The facts and figures are brought to you by your Coordinating Duo of Oz and
Master Darque, but the commentary responsibility of Oz.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is INDIFFERENCE, who swept up 15 places in the ranks.  Take a look at OLD 
HABITS' act, as they have a 4-1-0 week and gain 13 places in the team ranking.  
Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is ROYAL 
FLUSH, who swept up 13 places in the ranks.  Suffering under a 2-3-1 record and 
dropping from 4th to 16th place were the THE BEAR'S PAW.  Keep trying!  A seasoned 
team is steady in the lists.  But to SOLDIERS OF ROME, which fell to 17th, it's what 
you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  What goes up, must come down.  Watch out 
SCOMSS SWAMP!  DARQUE FORCES may fall on you as it crushes past the teams below it to 
fall on the 18th spot.  A seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to THE FALLEN, 
which fell to 19th, it's what you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  Take a 
look at OF WOLF AND MAN's act, as they have a 3-1-1 week and gain 12 places in the 
team ranking.  Suffering under a 0-1-0 record and dropping from 22nd to 39th place 
were the THE SERPENTS.  Keep trying!  It looks like the guys(?) at LAND OF OZ had a 
good week as they went 4-1-0 to put them in 6th place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for BLACKENED, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after 
mashing IN THE GRIP OF ERYX like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  SWAMP BOGG HAMMER was subdued by 
VALERIUS and drops 12 points.  Drawing on all of its experience as a 9-4-0 warrior, 
SALSA ELEMENTAL went for the Duelmastership against SISTER MERCY this week.  Well, 
everybody's pal SISTER MERCY moved hers record to 16-11-1 by defeating SALSA 
ELEMENTAL in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  4 out of 
5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SCOMSS SWAMP arena.  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad KAOS?  Big bad KAOS.  Big bad 
KAOS.  SCOMSS SWAMP's afraid of the big bad KAOS.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause OF WOLF AND MAN beats feet 
every time KAOS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this RUDY SCANER you 
ask, with 42 points and a 3-0-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Getting lots 
of flowers from sympathetic fans was CRYSTAL, who was successfully challenged by 
KILLING JOKE who had a mere 20 points more than CRYSTAL.  Definition of petty:  
KILLING JOKE won victory over CRYSTAL, a mismatch of 20 points.  Can any one out 
there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying SISTER MARY SUEELLEN will do.  She 
challenged 16 points down to trash BARLEY.  Definition of petty:  SISTER MARY 
SUEELLEN beat BARLEY, a mismatch of 16 points.  Challenging down 21 points was 
KORTALIA.  Pretty soon she'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way 
to clean up' pins.  Here is a definition of happiness:  FGC beat KORTALIA to go from 
38 to 57 recognition points.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was 
AFRICAN QUEEN, who was successfully challenged by CHAOS BOAST who had a mere 16 
points more than AFRICAN QUEEN.  Well CHAOS BOAST, just can't get an easy fight 
anymore can you?  You thought challenging down 16 points to AFRICAN QUEEN would be 
fun.  Right?  Wrong!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying 
CHRONALISS will do.  She challenged 21 points down to trash BELIEVE.  Definition of 
petty:  CHRONALISS defeated BELIEVE, a mismatch of 21 points.  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, SEB WITE went after HOMEY D. CLONE, who was higher by 20 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, SEB WITE overcame HOMEY D. CLONE.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  I have no doubt that OF WOLF AND MAN will be celebrating 
long and loud their warrior BLACKENED's slaying of IN THE GRIP OF ERYX on the sands.  
In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, AEMILIUS was mashed by CUP OF TOE, who let 
AEMILIUS know that killing members of MYSTIC ORC FEAST is a no-no.  Congrats to SWAMP 
MOSS HAMMER for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding 
FOUR ARMS a bit of dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, PAIN KILLER was 
mashed by MEDEE, who let PAIN KILLER know that killing members of THE OPERA is a 
no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly 
buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SCOMSS SWAMP have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MERCY 5526            16  11  1   143       OLD HABITS (566)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC WAND 5771              18  11  0   127       LAND OF OZ (217)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907             20  13  2   124       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 NIKKO 6385                    9   2  0   120       LAND OF OZ (217)
 JETHRO 5949                  15   6  1   118       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BLACKENED 5531               14  12  2   114       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659         17  10  2   111       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 MEDEE 5642                   22   8  0   108       THE OPERA (613)
 KILLING JOKE 5611            21  13  2   108       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 CUP OF TOE 5433              15   9  1   108       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671    15  11  2   106       OLD HABITS (566)
 LAST CALL 5606               17  13  0   105       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 BOQ 5873                     19   5  0   104       LAND OF OZ (217)
 BLOOD RAYNE 5489             18  10  1   103       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 NILES 5860                   15  11  1   103       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 IVAN POISY 5112              14  15  0    98       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    18   9  0    97       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-PYTHON 5903                  16  19  2    93       THE SERPENTS (629)
 LURKING FEAR 1755            14  10  0    93       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 SPECTRE 5654                 10   6  1    92       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ITHYIC THING 6292             9   9  0    92       ABYSMAL RITES (215)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534         12  12  0    90       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 JENNA 5099                   15  18  4    89       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 PUDDY 6295                   19   5  0    88       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354             15   8  1    88       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 RED DRAGON 5585              16   8  0    86       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 FRASIER 6224                 10   3  0    85       CHEERS (659)
 BARLEY 6377                   7   3  3    85       STRANGE BREW (661)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792        12  12  0    84       THE OPERA (613)
 SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312          9   5  0    84       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 WINKIE 6401                   9   7  2    82       LAND OF OZ (217)
 KODIAK 6487                   9   6  4    81       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SPARROW 6411                 10   5  0    76       RAPTOR (674)
-ADDER 5920                   21  12  0    75       THE SERPENTS (629)
 CRYSTAL 5895                 10   4  0    75       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           8   4  0    75       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 THE LION KING 6360           11   6  0    73       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433        9   6  1    71       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SOULTAKER 5455                8   3  0    71       I HATE THEM (597)
 CHRIS PERRY 6213              8   8  0    67       JGW PERISHABLE (653)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOMBA 5945                   15  17  1    66       THE SERPENTS (629)
 VALERIUS 6623                 6   0  0    66       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 TARZAN 5542                   7  11  1    64       FREEDONIA (32)
 DEMONIC HEX 5530             12   6  0    63       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               12  14  1    61       WARHAMMERS (75)
-ASP 5843                     11  27  1    61       THE SERPENTS (629)
-STORM 6234                   10  14  0    60       X-MEN II (660)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424            7   6  0    60       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DEATH KISS 5751              11   3  1    57       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 FGC 6648                      4   0  0    57       KAOS (695)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGO RARR 6507              6   5  0    56       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 HIGH TEST 6239               14   6  0    55       STRANGE BREW (661)
 DROW 5674                    12   6  0    55       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           10  18  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 MICE CREAM 6265               6   3  0    53       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHINA MILKMAID 6502           5   1  0    53       LAND OF OZ (217)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306       12  12  0    52       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SISTER MARYJANE 6416          8   0  0    52       OLD HABITS (566)
 CLIFF 6226                    8   5  0    51       CHEERS (659)
 ANTI 5457                     7   9  0    48       I HATE THEM (597)
 PROWL 6460                    2   3  0    48       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                5   7  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-POLARIS 6230                 10   9  1    46       X-MEN II (660)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              8   7  1    46       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 MIRAGE 5912                   6   4  0    46       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 BOGBANE 5500                 10  13  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 KORTALIA 6365                 6   4  2    44       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 RUDY SCANER 6600              3   0  0    42       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
 ALL THAT MATTERS 6606         3   1  0    39       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 SANITY LOSS 6518              4   5  1    37       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 THE CREEPSTER 6328            7   1  0    36       I HATE THEM (597)
 EARVLING KLASH 6547           6   3  0    36       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 CARLA 6225                    6   7  0    35       CHEERS (659)
 ASPHYXIA 6330                 3   2  0    35       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486            9   6  0    34       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           6   9  1    34       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNEY BEAR 6512              7   5  0    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 PAIN KILLER 6257              4   2  1    33       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 NORM 6227                     4   9  0    33       CHEERS (659)
 XXL 6178                      4   4  0    33       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 KELLY CARPENTER 6419          4   3  0    33       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 SSCOMSS 6692                  3   1  1    32       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 AGARIC 6509                   8   5  0    31       WARHAMMERS (75)
 THE KURGEN 5636               6  10  1    31       FREEDONIA (32)
 HOMEY D. CLONE 5637           6   5  0    31       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SEB WITE 6668                 3   1  0    31       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-TOURETTE 6716                 2   0  0    31       DSM4 (698)
-BALDER 6539                   5   3  1    30       TEAM ASGARD (684)
 CINDY BEAR 6637               4   2  0    30       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 CHRONALISS 6672               3   2  0    30       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-GLUTTAN 6514                  1   1  0    30       SCREAM FACTORY (683)
 LABATTS 6548                  2   1  0    29       STRANGE BREW (661)
-COLOSSUS 6356                 4   6  2    28       X-MEN II (660)
 NIGHTSHADE 6536               6   3  0    27       RAPTOR (674)
 KURGER BING 6669              3   1  0    27       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-FENRIR 6686                   2   1  1    27       TEAM ASGARD (684)
 JACK KNIFE 6694               2   1  0    27       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BULL SHANNON 6582             3   3  0    26       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 ASBEEL 6660                   3   1  0    26       THE FALLEN (696)
 SHIFTER 5909                  1   1  0    26       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567        6   2  0    24       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-MY SHADOW 6649                1   2  0    24       KAOS (695)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBESE CAT 6695                2   1  0    23       KAOS (695)
 AEMILIUS 6690                 1   3  1    23       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 PARIAH 6364                   6   4  0    22       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 ORCO 6583                     2   1  0    22       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 SISTER BERNICE 6485           2   3  0    22       OLD HABITS (566)
-ODIN 6703                     2   0  0    22       TEAM ASGARD (684)
 VYNMORGATH 6646               2   1  0    21       KAOS (695)
-ATTERY 6705                   1   0  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 SWAMP TURF HAMMER 6565        5   3  0    20       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 LUMINOUS LOX 6495             2   4  0    20       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                2   2  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 GADREEL 6659                  2   2  1    19       THE FALLEN (696)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RERUN 6651                    2   1  0    19       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 WAY TO BEGIN 6650             4   0  0    18       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
-MAKRIYANNIS 6403              3   7  2    18       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 ASTER 6667                    2   0  0    18       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 1   1  0    18       WARHAMMERS (75)
 SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566        4   4  0    17       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-CUTTHROAT KATHY 6591          2   0  0    17       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
 RUN KID RUN 6698              2   0  0    17       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 GAUNTLYN 6363                 2   8  0    17       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 BAPHOMASHER 5849              1   3  0    17       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 BONECLAW 5857                 2   4  0    16       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
-ACCUSER 6589                  2   0  0    16       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 EVIL ONE 6586                 2   2  0    16       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-A TALE OF PAIN 6531           3   1  0    15       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-SMAL-L-FRI 5965               2   3  0    15       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-SICKO 6513                    2   0  0    15       SCREAM FACTORY (683)
-MUNCHAUSEN 6722               1   2  0    15       DSM4 (698)
 KYLE SNYDER 6685              1   2  0    15       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
-JUSTINIAN 6404                2   8  0    14       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 SISTER MARY-KATE 6491         1   1  0    14       OLD HABITS (566)
 WRAITH 6587                   2   2  1    13       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 SKYDANCER 6572                2   4  1    13       RAPTOR (674)
 PUCK 5919                     2   1  0    13       FREEDONIA (32)
-BOSS RAT 6681                 1   0  0    13       FLATUTEN MANAGERS (697)
 RAZOR 6573                    2   4  0    12       RAPTOR (674)
 SPED 6847                     1   1  0    12       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 PINT 6851                     1   0  0    12       STRANGE BREW (661)
 PFM 6645                      1   3  0    12       KAOS (695)
 PENEMUE 6657                  3   1  0    11       THE FALLEN (696)
-JOHN STEWART 6569             2   0  0    11       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
-DOC STEELE 6678               1   0  0    11       FLATUTEN MANAGERS (697)
 CUMTOLUMPSCUM 5908            1   4  0    11       FREEDONIA (32)
-HERACLIUS 6405                0  11  0    11       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 FOUR ARMS 6697                1   1  1    10       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-NIGHTCRAWLER 6706             1   1  0    10       X-MEN II (660)
 STRAFE 6693                   1   1  0    10       RAPTOR (674)
 METELLUS 6691                 2   2  0     9       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 LICINIUS 6653                 2   3  0     9       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 MASTER DARQUE 6835            2   0  0     9       I HATE THEM (597)
-LEONIDYS 6511                 1   5  1     9       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      0   1  0     9       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 SONNY URK 6827                1   2  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-ICEMAN 6840                   1   0  0     8       X-MEN II (660)
 TITUS 6689                    1   3  1     7       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
-SHAR-DAI 5966                 1   4  0     7       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-CUPS 6614                     0   1  0     7       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-KITCHEN SINKS 6580            0   1  0     7       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 BURN FOR YOU 6831             1   1  0     6       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 JEQON 6661                    1   3  0     6       THE FALLEN (696)
-DEPRESSION 6717               1   1  0     6       DSM4 (698)
 RED RABBIT 6874               1   0  0     6       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            1   0  0     6       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 JOHNNY TRAITOR 6601           1   2  0     5       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
 DECEIVER 6670                 1   2  0     5       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 BUCKY DENT 6602               1   2  0     5       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
 BELIEVE 6604                  0   4  0     4       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-YOSHI 83                      0   3  0     3       VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)
-JACK QUICK 80                 0   3  0     3       VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)
 BOB STANLEY 6598              0   3  0     3       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
-JASON 82                      0   3  0     3       VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)
 JENUFA 6843                   0   2  0     2       THE OPERA (613)
 BREWMASTER 6850               0   1  0     1       STRANGE BREW (661)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTY BOOP 6830               0   1  0     1       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-MINION 6532                   0   1  0     1       SCREAM FACTORY (683)
 DAISY DOOM 6829               0   1  0     1       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-LADY DRAK 306                 0   1  0     1       VAMPIRE'S SKULL (12)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FIZBAN                  0  0 0                      KODIAK 6487           271  NONE
IN THE GRIP OF E 6260  11  6 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    BLACKENED 5531        271   
SWAMP BEAR HAMME 6579   0  1 0 ALL SWAMP HAMMER 594 FOUR ARMS 6697        270  JUST REVENGED
BE STILL 6607           1  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 689 LURKING GRUE 6640     267  NONE
ZERO 6608               1  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 689 WRAITH 6587           267  NOT REVENGED
IRON WIND 6862          0  1 0 DARK PINNACLE 598    DARQUE BEAST          271  NONE
PHOKUS 6406             3  7 1 HELLENIC HEROES 673  FENRIR 6686           270   
BOSS RAT 6873           0  1 0 I HATE THEM 597      NEUTERED KAT          271  NONE
BITTER CRUMB 6454       0  2 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416 AEMILIUS 6690         270  JUST REVENGED
BLAH 6859               0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 603  DARQUE BEAST          271  NONE
ELIPHAS 6872            0  1 0 THE FALLEN 696       OMNIPOTENT OZ         271  NONE
KASDEJA 6658            1  1 0 THE FALLEN 696       PHOKUS 6406           269  NONE
TANCRED 6712            0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        PAIN KILLER 6257      269  JUST REVENGED
SNAKE 6684              0  1 0 THE SERPENTS 629     TITUS 6689            268   
SNAKE 3 6866            0  1 0 THE SERPENTS 629     DWAYNE THE DOG        271  NONE
DARK TIMBER 6708        0  2 0 WARHAMMERS 75        CREAM O'CROP CRI      271  NONE
TRANSA 6639             0  1 0 X-MEN II 660         GADREEL 6659          268   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

North Fork -- After many years of waffling on whether or not to reactivate my
original DM team, and many hours of grief from Soultaker, I've moved my team from
Zukal to this arena.  If all went well, DSM4 should be active this turn.  I look
forward to running my original team for the long term in this very competitive arena.
Good luck to all in the Turf War.  I'll do my best to be an equal opportunity
spoiler.  <grin> -- The Sandman

Python -- Ugh, I hate snakes.  I suppose you can't help it. -- Folmor Grigg

Get the Point? -- Since you ask, no.  But since I won, I don't suppose that matters,
eh? -- Nin Quire

Cindy Bear -- I don't believe you're anybody's paw.  Maybe not even a maw, because if
you're Shewish at five and a half feet, you're still a kid. -- Rondol Quiglo

Leonidys -- Ah, tough guy!  I knew someone like you once, never won unless he killed,
but didn't win very often.  It can be he--heck to live with. -- Sonny Urk

Jack Knife -- Whoosh!  Talk about a baptism by blood!  Let's avoid that in the
future. -- Velma Xavil

Oh, gods, EPEE with a deftness of nine?  What were they thinking? -- Folmor Grigg

Slick call, captain Manager!  Slick call.  Not announcing/confirming Cheers and
allowing them to DA (a ten point penalty) at zero point cost.  Slick! -- Oz The All
In-Awe

Uh, may I ask, Mr. Manager, if that was an OFER?  You know, 0-5?  Really?  Shucks! --
Oz The All-Instigating

Well, Manager, maybe the all in-awe was too strong since the DA penalty was only -5
for the slick move.  (Well, half slick move.) -- Oz The 1/2 All In-Awe

Darque/Oz -- I would declare A Tale Of Pain champion for the Abysmal Rites team. --
Reaper

Well done, Father O'Malley!  Well done.  The best point turn of the round!  Yu da
man! -- Oz The All-Elated

Fellow SCOMSSSers, it was a squeaker, but we start slightly in front.  Let's put the
pedal to the metal! -- Oz The All-Motivating

Bumblebee -- I may have eked that one out, but there is more there in you than meets
the eye.  Whew! -- China Milkmaid

Lurking Fear -- I didn't have it when I needed it for as long as I needed it, hence
you winked and I lurked.  Salute. -- Winkie

Python -- That was me squeezing. -- Magic Wand

Smokey The Bear -- Don't try that challenge again!  I shall take that win as I was on
fire.  I may not get the luck next time, or you just may douse my flames. -- Nikko

Folmor -- Good-bye, good luck, and thanks. -- BOQ

SGM and PFM?  Easy!  Stupid Grimm Meat and Pretty Freakin Mean. -- Oz The All-Knowing

Hey, Greek Guy!  Loved the rap and especially the environment in which it was
written. -- Oz The All-Appreciative

Michael Eldritch -- As you offered Master Darque and myself, we need lots of checks.
We'll take all the checks we can get our hands on.  You can mail our share of the
checks to The Consortium.  Please make sure there are lots of zeroes prior to the
decimal and after the dollar sign and the significant figure. -- Oz The All-Thankful
P.S.  And thanks.  We will keep you in mind.

Hammer The Hammer -- Wow!  Rough start.  Unlucky circumstance!  Let's tip a few at
The Red Dragon Inn and forget Round 1! -- Oz and his friend Rat

To all the Turf War competitors, may the best team win.  It is certainly starting out
close.  A salute to you all. -- Oz The All-Excited

Slugbait, Crip, Mannequin, Spawn, Snuln, Soultaker - It is a pleasure being fellowed
with you guys.  Indeed! -- Oz The All-Thankful

Turf War MC's -- Please recognize Kelly Carpenter as my champion for the duration of
the contest.  Thank you. -- JGWellington, manager of JGW Perishable, member and
captain of the SlaughterHouse Syndicate.

Syndicate Buddies -- I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack. -- JGW

Sonny Urk -- The boss wants me to do some scouting... He at least is glad I got your
number... Thanks! -- Kurger B

Pain Killer -- I think I need your prescription, ouch! -- Seb W

Asp -- I like the way you teach... Maybe we can have another lesson soon! -- Stingo R

Barley -- I wasn't expecting that... well done! -- Ivan P

All -- I just wanted to confirm Otis the Drunk's team (Cheers) for YOURBAGD. --
Manager

Turf War Tuffies -- Swamp Song Hammer is now anointed as Champion for the All Swamp
Hammerz stables during the Turf War! -- Hammer/Minister of War/etc.

To all I fought, good matches. -- Liam

Sir Chester -- Long time no hear.  Hope life is good for you.  I think we sent you an
email, so take care, bubby. -- Liam the Goth

Stingo R. -- No, I was not, that's just me being me, Go New Castle United. -- Death
Kiss

M.E. -- Microprint was cool.  Sent you a diplo back, hope it helps.  Funny that we
were on different sides of that war with the D.E., COL, and the V.C.  Happy that it
all worked out for the best.  I still say I picked the right side. ;) -- Liam
Il'chant

AZ -- Morya yeah, I had three teams there at one time.  We were also in 31, 8, and
maybe in 52?  Hope you're having the time of your life, and may the heavens burn! --
Liam

Hammer -- Good to read something of yours.  I have been doing a little writing
myself, hope you like it.  I can't say I know what or where this Red Dragon Inn is,
but if it makes you happy, then I'm happy for and with you, my friend. -- Liam

Labatts -- Congrats on your TV as well. -- Church of Ahringol

Owlin the Wise -- They said they can't, but Mike should be able to send you what you
need.  Good to hear from you, miss you, bud. -- Liam

Balder -- Farewell, brave Aesir!  Perhaps we'll meet again one day. -- Kortalia

Sis Mary Jane -- Like trying to get at sardines without a key.  And I don't even LIKE
sardines! -- Chronaliss

Agaric -- Mighty fine in desperate straights, ain't ya? -- Earvling Klash

Swamp Burn -- All for naught. *sigh* -- Gauntlyn

Licinius -- Huh!  You had a bit more fight in you than I expected, but still not
quite enough.  Some other time, Roman. -- Pariah

Not a very impressive start for us Dreadnaughts, but time enough to right that wrong.
Oz, a nod to you and yours for edging out the early lead, but the whole Mulberry Bush
comment was a bit disturbing. *wry grin*  Owlin, thanx again, and do watch out for
those inebriated elms. *smile* -- Michael Eldritch

Oz -- Points for spy report can only be earned once per turn by a team, correct?  My
assumption is obviously yes, but I HATE to assume. -- M.E.

Boq -- Well, damn.  Uh, darn.  That wasn't what I was looking for in my last fight in
North Fork.  Still, four skills?  I'm not complaining very much. -- Folmor Grigg

Bogbane -- Ah, you must've really sunk into that bog to be a Shew at less than five
and a half feet.  It's tough, isn't it?  Wading up to your hips, I bet. -- Rondol
Quiglo

Metellus -- Hmm, another short Shew.  Do you suppose it's something in the water
here? -- Velma Xavil

Kurger Bing -- Ack.  Been there, don't want that again. -- Sonny Urk

Drow -- My momma done tole me, don't mess with strange men, girl.  And you're
definitely strange. -- Nin Quire

Liam -- Oh and five for me last time.  I did try to warn you. -- Jorja

Oz -- I'm just a sucker for a compliment. -- Jorja

Owlin -- Gotta watch those elms, although some of the maples are just as bad.
They're getting iced here, and they claim it's because they're NOT inebriated.  That,
they say, would be an antifreeze, and to be desired.  Excuses! -- Jorja

A salute to North Fork's vast participation in the most recent tourney, with special
congratulations for Labatts, Attery, Jack Knife, Mother Teresa, Mother Superior, and
Slugbait, Tourney Victors all. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Liam and Michael -- A word of warning:  When the newsletter is running long, the
first thing that happens is that staff-written spotlights don't show up.  I wouldn't
be surprised to see the regional arena news fade out, either.  Postage keeps going
up, but you'll note that the cost of a turn has not.  We have to trim where we can.
So, the odds of seeing the Edge of Night in this newsletter on any kind of regular
schedule are small. -- the Scribe
P.S.  Those who want to track it down will find the spotlights running in Malcorn
(arena 15), Morya (arena 28), and Lapur (arena 29).  If you don't have internet
access, you could start a team in one of these arenas.  Morya is slow, almost
opposite North Fork in the schedule, and fairly quiet at the moment.  Malcorn is
regular speed and small, Lapur regular and very active.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK TIMBER was butchered by CREAM O'CROP CRIP in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was butchered by DARQUE BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
IRON WIND was killed by DARQUE BEAST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SNAKE 3 was assassinated by DWAYNE THE DOG in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BOSS RAT was dealt death by NEUTERED KAT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
ELIPHAS was assassinated by OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
CUP OF TOE devastated AEMILIUS in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
MEDEE defeated PAIN KILLER in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
SWAMP MOSS HAMMER bested FOUR ARMS in a popular 2 minute Bloodfeud competition.
CHINA MILKMAID handily defeated AGARIC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
JACK KNIFE won victory over VYNMORGATH in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
KILLING JOKE vanquished CRYSTAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLOOD RAYNE savagely defeated SMOKEY BEAR in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
BULLPEN ACE demolished ITHYIC THING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SISTER MARY SUEELLEN overcame BARLEY in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
NIKKO devastated SPECTRE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SALSA ELEMENTAL was overpowered by SISTER MERCY in a 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
LURKING FEAR slimly lost to LAST CALL in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
JENNA was bested by BOQ in a popular 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
WINKIE overpowered ROIS ANIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CHRIS PERRY was luckily beaten by QUEEN OF TARTS in a 4 minute Challenge match.
JUSTICE FOR ALL viciously subdued THE LION KING in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
DROW was savagely defeated by TEN LORDS ALEAPIN in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fray.
KORTALIA was defeated by FGC in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
CHAOS BOAST was savagely defeated by AFRICAN QUEEN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MICE CREAM was vanquished by SPARROW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HIGH TEST luckily beat ANTI in a exciting 4 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
PROWL was handily defeated by SOULTAKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
CLIFF was luckily beaten by DEATH KISS in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
BAD NEWS BEAR lost to RONDOL QUIGLO in a popular 6 minute Challenge bout.
SISTER MARYJANE defeated NIN QUIRE in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
CINDY BEAR was defeated by RUDY SCANER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DEMONIC HEX subdued STINGO RARR in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHRONALISS overpowered BELIEVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BARNEY BEAR slimly won victory over NORM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
EARVLING KLASH overpowered KYLE SNYDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
LUMINOUS LOX was subdued by LABATTS in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
ASPHYXIA overpowered LICINIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
OBESE CAT demolished RAZOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WRAITH was demolished by SISTER BERNICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GAUNTLYN luckily beat METELLUS in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
ORCO handily defeated BUCKY DENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BULL SHANNON won victory over BUMBLEBEE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
BURN FOR YOU was subdued by BAPHOMASHER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
ASBEEL devastated BONECLAW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GADREEL lost to KURGER BING in a crowd pleasing 6 minute novice's Challenge conflict.
PENEMUE beat DECEIVER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute beginner's Challenge competition.
STRAFE was demolished by SHIFTER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RERUN savagely defeated JEQON in a popular 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge fight.
MASTER DARQUE overcame VELMA XAVIL in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
SEB WITE won victory over HOMEY D. CLONE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
AGOSERIS demolished PFM in a 7 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
BOB STANLEY was devastated by SPED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
RED DRAGON was viciously subdued by NILES in a 3 minute veteran's battle.
BLACKENED butchered IN THE GRIP OF ERYX in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAGIC WAND was viciously subdued by IVAN POISY in a popular 1 minute veteran's brawl.
JETHRO viciously subdued FRASIER in a popular 4 minute bloody fight.
MADAME BUTTERFLY was unbelievably bested by PUDDY in a 4 minute veteran's contest.
SWAMP BOGG HAMMER was vanquished by VALERIUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KODIAK murdered FIZBAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TARZAN devastated CARLA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
KELLY CARPENTER lost to ALL THAT MATTERS in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset duel.
THE KURGEN was unbelievably bested by THE CREEPSTER in a exciting 5 minute duel.
BOGBANE was narrowly defeated by MIRAGE in a 6 minute battle.
SSCOMSS viciously subdued SISTER MARY-KATE in a popular 2 minute bloody fight.
SANITY LOSS demolished SKYDANCER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PARIAH was savagely defeated by XXL in a exciting 2 minute gory match.
NIGHTSHADE overpowered TITUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
EVIL ONE was viciously subdued by ASTER in a 3 minute bloody match.
SWAMP TURF HAMMER subdued MAXIMILLIAN in a 2 minute match.
SWAMP BURN HAMMER won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a monotonous 6 minute brawl.
WAY TO BEGIN defeated SONNY URK in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
RUN KID RUN handily defeated BETTY BOOP in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JOHNNY TRAITOR was vanquished by PINT in a 3 minute uneven match.
PUCK luckily beat JENUFA in a exciting 1 minute amateur's bout.
CUMTOLUMPSCUM overcame MAXIMILLIAN in a 3 minute beginner's conflict.
BREWMASTER was subdued by RED RABBIT in a exciting 1 minute amateur's bout.
DAISY DOOM was bested by HILROC IBBINS in a 1 minute gory novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 26         WALL OF STEEL     51 -  32 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  25         TOTAL PARRY       86 -  69 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     22         AIMED BLOW        38 -  33 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  19         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   16         STRIKING ATTACK   75 -  90 -  4      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 15         LUNGING ATTACK    77 -  96 -  6      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         BASHING ATTACK    54 -  88 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  27 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      22 -  41 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  47 -  3      34  |

Turn 271 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       14 -  8     SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  9         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   16 - 10     BASHING ATTACK     7 - 12         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 17         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         7 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  7                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SISTER MERCY 5526          16  11  1  143 OLD HABITS (566)
WALL OF STEEL    MAGIC WAND 5771            18  11  0  127 LAND OF OZ (217)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACKENED 5531             14  12  2  114 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
TOTAL PARRY      MEDEE 5642                 22   8  0  108 THE OPERA (613)
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLING JOKE 5611          21  13  2  108 INDIFFERENCE (611)
PARRY-LUNGE      NILES 5860                 15  11  1  103 SECOND BANANAS (573)
BASHING ATTACK   LURKING FEAR 1755          14  10  0   93 ABYSMAL RITES (215)
PARRY-STRIKE     SPARROW 6411               10   5  0   76 RAPTOR (674)
AIMED BLOW       SOULTAKER 5455              8   3  0   71 I HATE THEM (597)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was VYNMORGATH 6646.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANTI 5457, 
NILES 5860, MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792, NORM 6227, CHRIS PERRY 6213, JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534, 
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433, RONDOL QUIGLO 4978, GADREEL 6659, and TARZAN 5542.

The least popular fighter this week was SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CUMTOLUMPSCUM 5908, PFM 6645, DAISY DOOM 6829, PINT 6851, BETTY 
BOOP 6830, EVIL ONE 6586, SKYDANCER 6572, SISTER MARY-KATE 6491, KELLY CARPENTER 
6419, and SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SISTER MERCY (47-5526) OLD HABITS (566)
MAGIC WAND (47-5771) LAND OF OZ (217)
BOQ (47-5873) LAND OF OZ (217)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!