DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2009    Duedate: 03/16/2009

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NILES
SECOND BANANAS (573)
(47-5860) [17-11-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NILES                          FGC
SECOND BANANAS (573)           KAOS (695)
(47-5860) [17-11-1,122]        (47-6648) [6-0-0,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAMP BOGG HAMMER              CHEECH
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
(47-6306) [13-13-0,66]         (47-5930) [4-5-2,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SECOND BANANAS (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. I HATE THEM (597)           64
2. THEY MUST DIE! (688)        54      OLD HABITS (566)
3. OLD HABITS (566)            54      Unchartered Team
4. KAOS (695)                  48
5. THE OPERA (613)             44      KAOS (695)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KAOS (695)                19   8  0 70.4   1/ 1 SECOND BANANAS (573)     12  3 0
 2/ 2 OLD HABITS (566)         115  65  8 63.9   2/ 4*KAOS (695)               11  2 0
 3/ 4 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   324 207 25 61.0   3/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         11  4 0
 4/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)         551 357 16 60.7   4/10 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   10  4 1
 5/ 3 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   86  57  6 60.1   5/ 5 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         10  5 1
 6/ 6 SPOONERTIKS (523)        135  90  8 60.0   6/ 6 OLD HABITS (566)         10  5 0
 7/ 7 SECOND BANANAS (573)     167 113 17 59.6   7/12 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   9  5 0
 8/ 9 THE OPERA (613)           90  68  3 57.0   8/ 7 STRANGE BREW (661)        9  6 0
 9-10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     57  45  3 55.9   9/ 9*CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)    9  6 0
10/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         705 560 38 55.7  10/28 THE OPERA (613)           8  5 0
11/ 8*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       25  20  4 55.6  11/16 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     8  6 1
12-14 DARQUE FORCES (396)      154 136 14 53.1  12/11 SPOONERTIKS (523)         8  6 0
13/24*CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)    18  16  0 52.9  13/21 I HATE THEM (597)         8  6 0
14/16 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      57  52  4 52.3  14/14 FORCE OF WILL (670)       7  8 1
15/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     429 392 41 52.3  15/32*THE FALLEN (696)          7  8 0
16-17 DARK PINNACLE (598)       77  72  6 51.7  16/18 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      7  8 0
17/13 FORCE OF WILL (670)       31  29  3 51.7  17/19 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   6  4 1
18/19 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  120 113  8 51.5  18- 3 INDIFFERENCE (611)        6  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)     114 108  9 51.4  19/20 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       6  8 0
20/23 I HATE THEM (597)         56  55  2 50.5  20-15 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      5  4 0
21/22 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     65  65  4 50.0  21/33*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       5  5 0
22/31*THE FALLEN (696)          15  15  1 50.0  22/25 X-MEN II (660)            5  5 0
23-20*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     10  10  2 50.0  23- 8 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     5  5 0
24/25 AN EPHRAIM (32)          171 190 17 47.4  24/13 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      5 10 1
25-26 CHEERS (659)              32  36  1 47.1  25/17 RAPTOR (674)              5 10 1
26-27 INDIFFERENCE (611)        99 115  7 46.3  26/31 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    5 10 0
27/29 STRANGE BREW (661)        48  56  6 46.2  27/24 AN EPHRAIM (32)           4  9 0
28/30 WARHAMMERS (75)          289 363 14 44.3  28-26*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     3  5 1
29/28 RAPTOR (674)              38  48  2 44.2  29/27 WARHAMMERS (75)           3  6 0
30/32 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       56  78  3 41.8  30/36 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      3  9 0
31/33 X-MEN II (660)            52  73  6 41.6  31/39 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     2  7 1
32-34 THE SERPENTS (629)        77 115  4 40.1  32-30 DARK PINNACLE (598)       2  8 0
33/35 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      30  45  1 40.0  33/29*THEY MUST DIE! (688)      2 12 0
34/36 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   106 165  2 39.1  34/23*SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)    2 13 0
35/37*SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)    13  27  2 32.5  35/ 0*SHADOW MAGIC (701)        1  4 0
36/40*THEY MUST DIE! (688)       7  19  0 26.9  36-22 DARQUE FORCES (396)       1  4 0
37/42 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     12  46  5 20.7  37-37 CHEERS (659)              1  7 0
38-41*LADIES OF DREAD (641)      6  23  0 20.7  38-40 THE SERPENTS (629)        0  2 0
39/ 0*SHADOW MAGIC (701)         1   4  0 20.0  39-42*LADIES OF DREAD (641)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                       SUMMARY COMMENTS

 1.  TV's from The Tempe Face: Vynmorgath(Kaos)--YOURBAGD; Believe (Christian Rock 2)
(B.O.B.); Nikko (Land Of Oz) (SCOMSSS Shire) Congratulations to all.
 2.  Whoa!  What got into B.O.B.?  The They Must Die (Dark One) DA'd three apparent
"losers" costing the team -15 points.  Those warriors must have been BAD!  Not many
teams are capable of adding a 25 point TV, yet scoring negative for the round--but
B.O.B. is!  We see what The Dark One means by They Must Die.
 3.  Dark Pinacle, for DREADNAUGHTS, scored BIG in spy report mentions with five for
ten points.
 4.  Kaos (Grim) takes top fight point gain with a big 11, and best total point round
so far with a whopping 38! (TVs are nice!)
 5.  Kaos (Grim) (5-0-0) had the only undefeated team.  Think it helped his top point
gain?
 6.  Second Bananas (Mannequin), Royal Flush (Crip), and Abysmal Rites (Reaper) all
tied with 4 stylemaster points, but the Cripster has the main-man Duelmaster.
 7.  Who is that with the best overall record at 12-3-0?  Why it is Mannequin's
Second Bananas.  Salute!
 8.  There were 5 free DAs, with The Opera (Manager) again leading with two.  There
were also 3 not-so-free DAs.  Right, They Must Die?
 9. With last turn's three top graduates from SCOMSSS Shire, and now this turn's two
from the same, including the current Duelmaster, plus the death in the FTF of a top
Challenger Champion SCOMSSS Shire striker from Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait, who blames
Oz for the proxy.)--will our leaders drop like a rock?  Seems likely.
10.  Six teams have one kill.  Only one?  And one of them is NOT the alleged killer
Mannequin's team.
11. The point total spread between 1st and 2nd widened more with SCOMSSS Shire's
great fight-point round of 30.  All Teams for them scored positive points.

"ALLIANCE" SCORING STATUS
                                (1)  (2)  (rnd 3)      TOTAL
SCOMSSS Shire                   24    50     69         143
YOURBAGD                        23    19     54          96
Slaughterhouse Syndicate         8    -5      9          12
Dreadnaughts                    -1     4     -5          -2
BOB                             16   -18     -3          -5

INDIVIDUAL TEAM RESULTS

Name                 (Fights/Styles/Mentions/TVs/Total)    Grand Total

SCOMSSS Shire (24, 50, 69 = 143)
    Land Of Oz               6,0,0,25= 31           23,4,6,25 = 58
    Old Habits               1,0,0,0=   1           14,10,8,0 = 32
    Second Bananas           4,4,0,0=   8           14,8,0,0 =  22
    Royal Flush              6,4,2,0=  12           10,4,4,0 =  18
    Things I Drool In        2,0,2,0=   4            2,0,2,0 =   4
    Spoonertiks              3,0,0,0=   3            5,0,0,0 =   5
    Mystic Orc Feast         8,0,2,0=  10            0,0,4,0 =   4

YOURBAGD (23, 19, 54 = 96)
    Kaos                    11,0,2,25= 38           12,0,12,25= 49
    Of Wolf & Man            2,0,2,0=   4            8,2,12,0=  22
    Indifference            -1,2,0,0=   1            5,4,4,0=   13
    The Opera                6,2,0,0=   8            2,6,2,0=   10
    The Bear Paw             6,0,0,0=   6            4,0,4,0=    8
    Darque Forces            0,0,0,0=   0           -3,0,6,0=    3
    Cheers                  -5,0,2,0=  -3          -11,0,2,0=   -9

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (8, -5, 9 = 12)
    Strange Brew             1,0,0,0=   1           12,0,0,0=   12
    Abysmal Rites            4,4,2,0=  10           -4,10,4,0=  10
    Life's Lessons           0,0,2,0=   2            1,0,4,0=    5
    Swamp Hammerz            0,0,0,0=   3           -7,0,0,0=   -7
    JGW Perishable          -4,0,0,0=  -4           -8,0,0,0=   -8

Dreadnaughts (-1, 4, -5 = -2)
    Force of Will            5,0,2,0=   7            7,0,2,0=    9
    Gothic Ministry         -6,0,0,0=  -6            2,0,4,0=    6
    Raptor                  -4,2,0,0=  -2           -4,4,0,0=    0
    Dark Pinnacle          -12,0,10,0= -2          -17,2,12,0=  -3
    The Fallen              -4,0,2,0=  -2           -7,0,4,0=   -3
    The Middle Way 3        -0,0,0,0=   0          -11,0,0,0=-  11

B. O. B. (16, -18 -3, = -5)
    Christian Rock 2        -3,0,0,25= 22           -2,0,0,25=  23
    I Hate Them             -8,0,2,0=  -6           -5,4,2,0=    1
    The Lurocian Devils      1,0,2,0=   3           -5,0,4,0=   -1
    Chaotic Beasts           1,0,0,0=   1           -2,0,0,0=   -2
    Soldiers of Rome        -8,2,0,0=  -6          -11,2,2,0=   -7
    They Must Die          -17,0,0,0= -17          -19,0,0,0=  -19

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

SCOMSSS Shire (24-11-0-0 .686   Total 65-31-0-1 .677)
    Second Bananas                 4-1-0-0        12-3-0-0         3/3
    Land Of Oz                     3-2-0-0        11-4-0-0         3/3
    Royal Flush                    4-1-0-0        10-5-0-0         3/3
    Old Habits                     2-3-0-0        10-5-0-0         3/3
    Mystic Orc Feast               4-1-0-0         8-5-0-1         3/3
    Spoonertiks                    3-2-0-0         8-5-0-0         3/3
    Things I Drool In              4-1-0-0         6-4-0-0         2/3

YOURBAGD (16-13-0-3 .552   Total 45-43-3-7 .511)
    Indifference                    2-3-0-0        10-4-1-0         3/3
    Kaos                            5-0-0-0        10-4-0-0         3/3
    Of Wolf & Man                   2-3-0-1         7-7-1-3         3/3
    The Bear Paw                    3-2-0-0         8-7-1-0         3/3
    Darque Forces                   0-0-0-0         5-5-0-0         2/3
    The Opera                       3-2-0-2         4-9-0-4         3/3
    Cheers                          1-3-0-0         1-7-0-0         2/3

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (13-12-0-1 .520   Total 31-31-0-5 .500)
    Strange Brew                    3-2-0-0         9-6-0-2         3/3
    Swamp Hammerz                   3-2-0-0         8-6-0-1         3/3
    Life's Lessons                  3-2-0-0         7-6-0-0         3/3
    Abysmal Rites                   3-2-0-1         6-7-0-2         3/3
    JGW Perishable                  1-4-0-0         1-6-0-0         2/3

B. O. B. (10-18-1-4 .357   Total 35-49-2-6 .417)
    Christian Rock 2                2-3-0-0        9- 6-0-0         3/3
    Chaotic Beasts                  3-2-0-0        7- 8-0-0         3/3
    I Hate Them                     1-3-0-1        6- 8-0-3         3/3
    The Lurocian Devils             3-2-1-0        4- 7-1-0         3/3
    Soldiers of Rome                1-4-0-0        5-10-1-0         3/3
    They Must Die                   0-4-0-3        4-10-0-3         3/3

Dreadnaughts (9-21-2-0 .300   Total 35-55-2-4  .389)
    Gothic Ministry                 1-4-0-0        9- 6-0-0         3/3
    Force of Will                   3-2-1-0        8- 7-1-0         3/3
    Raptor                          2-3-1-0        7- 8-1-0         3/3
    The Fallen                      1-4-0-0        4-11-0-2         3/3
    The Middle Way 3                2-3-0-0        4-11-0-0         3/3
    Dark Pinnacle                   0-5-0-1        3-12-0-2         3/3

CHAMPIONS LIST:
SCOMSSS: China Milkmaid, Jack Knife, Sister Mary Jane, Luminous Lox
YOURBAGD: Vynmorgath, Attery
SLUGHTERHOUSE: Kelly Carpenter, Labatts, Swamp Song Hammer, Homie D.
Clone, A Tale Of Pain
DREADNAUGHTS: (none)
B.O.B.; Slugbait

NOTE:  The facts and figures and comments are brought to you by Oz and Master Darque,
with commentary mostly from behind Oz's curtain.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 611): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 613): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 609): STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 595): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 593): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 584): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 461): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 611): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 613): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 609): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 595): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 593): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 584): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 461): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 607): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Here I am, closing out the 9th inning on my career in North Fork, err, SCOMSS
Swamp...  Nothing too spectacular about me, still have my starting stats of 9-9-14-
17-9-15-11, and the commission says I like the Dagger, with a Moderate/Very Low
rhythm, while learning Decise skills and favouring the decise tactic.  I leave here
with a Master in Decise, and Advanced Experts in Initiative, Riposte and Attack, on
67 learned skills.  Boss says win or lose, I'm getting the hook after my next fight,
and no ADM for me.

Bullpen Ace
Royal Flush
Duelmaster of North Fork
errr.... SCOMSS Swamp

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon SCOMSS SWAMP, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Managers were muttering after THE OPERA showed 
SCOMSS SWAMP what they could do:  4-1-0 to move up by 18.  Like a chunk of francium 
heaved into a wet pond, THE FALLEN blew up the rankings to 17!  Perhaps it is SMOKED 
OUT!!! members' intannibility that enabled them to move from 33rd to 21st last 
week...  (Less time in the sun...) The boys at THE BEAR'S PAW aren't the 
happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after suffering a 11 drop last week.  
Rumor has it an incurable disease has swept the stable of SOLDIERS OF ROME.  Note 
their drop in the rankings from 23rd to 34th.  Watch out!!!  Good things come to 
those who fight well, as I HATE THEM can attest, moving up by 8.  OLD HABITS had 
cause to celebrate, after MOTHER THERESA got 40 points by beating MAKRIYANNIS.  
Duelmaster BULLPEN ACE from ROYAL FLUSH is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena 
Challenged DARK ARENA's CREAM O'CROP CRIP.  Ooh, the excitement!  CREAM O'CROP CRIP 
found out that SCOMSS SWAMP isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in SCOMSS SWAMP is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in SCOMSS SWAMP avoid KAOS.  Like a pup with its tail 
between its legs, OF WOLF AND MAN scurried away from KAOS.  Oh, the shame!  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
JEQON is the most challenged warrior.  Them's the breaks, METELLUS.  Expecting fair 
challenges from OF WOLF AND MAN is evidently too much to ask.  ATTERY beat METELLUS 
with a point difference of 17.  So this is what SCOMSS SWAMP calls a duel.  This will 
make an interesting tale.  As a confidence booster, NILES challenged SMOKEY BEAR, 
down 35 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, NILES?  NILES 
beat SMOKEY BEAR.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  Take heed SCOMSS SWAMP, 
of the unprincipled action of MADAME BUTTERFLY.  By challenging SPARROW, 20 points 
below her, MADAME BUTTERFLY besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Warriors of SCOMSS 
SWAMP!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of MADAME 
BUTTERFLY?  Them's the breaks, AFRICAN QUEEN.  Expecting fair challenges from OF WOLF 
AND MAN is evidently too much to ask.  JUSTICE FOR ALL beat AFRICAN QUEEN.  The whole 
thing leaves a bitter memory.  Do my ears deceive me?  QUEEN OF TARTS (outclassed by 
32 points) challenged MEDEE, in what promises to be a fight.(!) Soopreyes, soopreyes! 
QUEEN OF TARTS emerges from the fray 1 points the richer.  Good show, QUEEN OF TARTS! 
BLACKENED challenged ITHYIC THING!  Who says OF WOLF AND MAN are just a bunch of 
wimps!  BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN kept his wits as he won victory over ITHYIC 
THING.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH money and had written him off, take note:  
he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Fair play must not be a credo of 
MYSTIC ORC FEAST, as MICE CREAM permanently removed AEMILIUS of SOLDIERS OF ROME from 
the competition in a mismatched fight.  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see I HATE THEM retaliate against FORCE OF WILL in 
bloodfeud!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in 
the arena.  A certain tavern in SCOMSS SWAMP would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  SCOMSS SWAMP, 
I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark. 
'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NILES 5860                   17  11  1   122       SECOND BANANAS (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED DRAGON 5585              18   8  0   118       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 MEDEE 5642                   24   8  0   114       THE OPERA (613)
 NIKKO 6385                   10   3  0   111       LAND OF OZ (217)
 WINKIE 6401                  11   7  2   110       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LURKING FEAR 1755            16  10  0   109       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 BLACKENED 5531               15  13  2   108       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534         14  12  0   103       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-KILLING JOKE 5611            21  14  2   102       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    19  10  0   100       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792        14  12  0    98       THE OPERA (613)
 JETHRO 5949                  16   7  1    97       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 THE LION KING 6360           13   6  0    97       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 KODIAK 6487                  10   7  4    94       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-PYTHON 5903                  16  19  2    93       THE SERPENTS (629)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUDDY 6295                   20   6  0    90       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671    15  13  2    90       OLD HABITS (566)
-LAST CALL 5606               17  14  0    89       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 IVAN POISY 5112              15  16  0    89       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-SPECTRE 5654                 10   7  1    89       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ITHYIC THING 6292            10  10  0    87       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-BLOOD RAYNE 5489             18  11  1    86       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 BARLEY 6377                   8   4  3    86       STRANGE BREW (661)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312          9   5  0    84       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354             15  10  1    83       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SOULTAKER 5455                9   4  0    83       I HATE THEM (597)
-FRASIER 6224                 10   4  0    82       CHEERS (659)
 CHRIS PERRY 6213              8  10  0    81       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           9   5  0    80       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-JENNA 5099                   15  19  4    79       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 FGC 6648                      6   0  0    78       KAOS (695)
-ADDER 5920                   21  12  0    75       THE SERPENTS (629)
 SPARROW 6411                 10   7  0    75       RAPTOR (674)
 CHINA MILKMAID 6502           7   1  0    75       LAND OF OZ (217)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424            8   7  0    74       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 STORM 6234                   12  14  0    73       X-MEN II (660)
 DROW 5674                    14   6  0    71       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIGH TEST 6239               16   6  0    66       STRANGE BREW (661)
-MOMBA 5945                   15  17  1    66       THE SERPENTS (629)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306       13  13  0    66       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             13   6  0    66       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-CRYSTAL 5895                 10   5  0    66       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 SLUGBAIT 6329                 5   0  1    66       I HATE THEM (597)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               13  15  1    63       WARHAMMERS (75)
-ASP 5843                     11  27  1    61       THE SERPENTS (629)
 MICE CREAM 6265               8   3  1    60       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-CLIFF 6226                    8   6  0    60       CHEERS (659)
 MOTHER THERESA 5136           3   1  0    60       OLD HABITS (566)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433        9   8  1    59       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 VALERIUS 6623                 7   1  0    59       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHONG 5927                    6   3  0    58       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 SEB WITE 6668                 5   1  0    58       SPOONERTIKS (523)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MARYJANE 6416         10   0  0    56       OLD HABITS (566)
 KELLY CARPENTER 6419          5   4  0    54       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
-CARLA 6225                    7   7  0    51       CHEERS (659)
 OBESE CAT 6695                4   1  0    51       KAOS (695)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           10  20  0    50       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 RUDY SCANER 6600              4   1  0    50       THEY MUST DIE! (688)
 TARZAN 5542                   7  13  1    49       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 BULL SHANNON 6582             5   3  0    48       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-PROWL 6460                    2   3  0    48       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 KORTALIA 6365                 7   5  3    47       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 SGT STANDANKO 5929            5   4  0    47       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 THE CREEPSTER 6328            8   2  0    46       I HATE THEM (597)
 A TALE OF PAIN 6531           5   1  0    46       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-DEATH KISS 5751              11   4  1    44       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-BOGBANE 5500                 10  13  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 EARVLING KLASH 6547           7   4  0    44       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486           10   7  0    43       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                6   8  0    43       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-MIRAGE 5912                   6   5  0    43       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 COLOSSUS 6356                 5   7  2    43       X-MEN II (660)
-XXL 6178                      5   4  0    43       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 POLARIS 6230                 10  11  1    42       X-MEN II (660)
 KURGER BING 6669              5   1  0    42       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-VYNMORGATH 6646               3   1  0    42       KAOS (695)
 STINGO RARR 6507              6   7  0    41       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              8   9  1    40       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 MY HUCKLEBERRY 5636           7  11  1    39       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-HOMEY D. CLONE 5637           7   5  0    38       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-NORM 6227                     4  10  0    38       CHEERS (659)
 LUMINOUS LOX 6495             4   4  0    38       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 ALL THAT MATTERS 6606         4   2  0    37       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 MR NICE GUY 5931              4   5  1    36       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 MY SHADOW 6649                3   2  0    36       KAOS (695)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           6  10  1    35       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 LABATTS 6548                  3   2  0    34       STRANGE BREW (661)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHEECH 5930                   4   5  2    33       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-PAIN KILLER 6257              4   3  1    33       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 SISTER BERNICE 6485           3   4  0    33       OLD HABITS (566)
 JACK KNIFE 6694               3   2  0    33       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 ATTERY 6705                   3   0  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 JENUFA 6843                   2   2  0    33       THE OPERA (613)
 NIGHTSHADE 6536               7   4  1    32       RAPTOR (674)
 T.H.C. 5928                   6   3  1    32       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-SSCOMSS 6692                  3   1  1    32       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 3   3  0    32       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 NIGHTCRAWLER 6706             3   1  0    32       X-MEN II (660)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 2   1  0    32       WARHAMMERS (75)
 SHIFTER 5909                  2   2  0    32       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 AGARIC 6509                   8   7  0    31       WARHAMMERS (75)
 ASBEEL 6660                   5   1  0    31       THE FALLEN (696)
 PFM 6645                      3   3  0    31       KAOS (695)
 BARNEY BEAR 6512              8   6  0    30       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SANITY LOSS 6518              4   7  1    30       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 WAY TO BEGIN 6650             6   0  0    29       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 SWAMP TURF HAMMER 6565        6   4  0    28       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 BONECLAW 5857                 3   5  0    28       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566        6   4  0    27       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FOUR ARMS 6697                2   1  1    27       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 PARIAH 6364                   7   5  0    26       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 MASTER DARQUE 6835            4   0  0    26       I HATE THEM (597)
 JOHN STEWART 6569             3   1  0    25       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 GADREEL 6659                  3   3  1    24       THE FALLEN (696)
 SONNY URK 6827                3   2  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 RAZOR 6573                    3   5  0    24       RAPTOR (674)
 BELIEVE 6604                  2   4  0    24       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RERUN 6651                    3   2  0    23       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-EVIL ONE 6586                 3   2  0    23       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 GAUNTLYN 6363                 3   9  0    23       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-BAPHOMASHER 5849              2   3  0    23       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567        6   4  0    22       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-WRAITH 6587                   3   2  2    22       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-SPED 6847                     2   1  0    21       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 MAKRIYANNIS 6403              3   9  2    20       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-BUMBLEBEE 6436                2   2  0    20       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 RUN KID RUN 6698              3   1  0    19       CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 (689)
 CUPS 6614                     2   1  1    19       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 KITCHEN SINKS 6580            1   2  0    19       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 CINDY BEAR 6637               4   4  0    18       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SISTER MARY-KATE 6491         2   2  0    18       OLD HABITS (566)
 PENEMUE 6657                  4   2  0    17       THE FALLEN (696)
 CHRONALISS 6672               3   4  0    17       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 ORCO 6583                     2   3  0    17       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-ACCUSER 6589                  2   1  0    17       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-CUTTHROAT KATHY 6591          2   0  0    17       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
 METELLUS 6691                 2   4  0    16       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 FLOUR CHILD 6869              2   0  0    16       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 JUSTINIAN 6404                2  10  0    16       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 PINT 6851                     2   1  0    16       STRANGE BREW (661)
 MOLOCH 6888                   1   1  0    16       THE FALLEN (696)
 SKYDANCER 6572                2   6  1    15       RAPTOR (674)
-SMAL-L-FRI 5965               2   3  0    15       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-TEMPTRESS 6671                1   0  0    15       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 STRAFE 6693                   2   2  0    14       RAPTOR (674)
 BREWMASTER 6850               1   2  0    14       STRANGE BREW (661)
 PUCK 5919                     2   3  0    13       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 EASY CHEESY 6902              1   0  0    13       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 HERACLIUS 6405                0  13  0    13       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 JOHN ROBINSON 6665            1   1  0    12       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 ELIAS 6882                    2   0  1    11       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 LICINIUS 6653                 2   5  0    11       SOLDIERS OF ROME (691)
 DAFNE 6899                    1   0  0    11       THE OPERA (613)
 EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      0   3  0    11       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860        2   0  0    10       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-DECEIVER 6670                 1   3  0    10       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 SWEET PEA 6879                1   0  0    10       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 CLOUDIA BELL 6664             0   2  0     8       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 BLUSHING CROW 6846            0   2  0     8       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-SHAR-DAI 5966                 1   4  0     7       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
-GILGAMESH 6886                0   1  0     7       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            1   2  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 ICEMAN 6840                   1   2  0     5       X-MEN II (660)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              0   5  0     5       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-RED RABBIT 6874               1   1  0     4       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891         1   0  0     4       LAND OF OZ (217)
 NUM-NUM 6876                  0   1  0     1       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
-DAISY DOOM 6829               0   1  0     1       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
 GLORFINDAL 6880               0   1  0     1       SHADOW MAGIC (701)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILL-O-THE-WISP 6889          0   1  0     1       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-BETTY BOOP 6830               0   1  0     1       LADIES OF DREAD (641)
 BABY POOH 6878                0   1  0     1       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 GOLDEN CAP 6890               0   1  0     1       LAND OF OZ (217)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IN THE GRIP OF E 6260  11  6 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    BLACKENED 5531        271   
THUMP 6896              0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    CREAM O'CROP CRI      273  NONE
SWAMP BEAR HAMME 6579   0  1 0 ALL SWAMP HAMMER 594 FOUR ARMS 6697        270  REVENGED
CUMTOLUMPSCUM 5908      1  6 0 AN EPHRAIM 32        NEUTERED KAT          273  NONE
BURN FOR YOU 6831       1  3 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 2 689 FABULOUS FATHER       273  NONE
LEONIDYS 6511           1  6 1 HELLENIC HEROES 673  NIGHTSHADE 6536       272   
PHOKUS 6406             3  7 1 HELLENIC HEROES 673  FENRIR 6686           270   
A-ROID 6901             0  1 0 I HATE THEM 597      DWAYNE THE DOG        273  NONE
ANTI 5457               7 10 0 I HATE THEM 597      KORTALIA 6365         272  JUST REVENGED
BITTER CRUMB 6454       0  2 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416 AEMILIUS 6690         270  JUST REVENGED
ABOK 6898               0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 603  SENSATIONAL SNUL      273  NONE
GRUNT 6877              0  1 0 SHADOW MAGIC 701     DARQUE BEAST          273  NONE
AEMILIUS 6690           1  5 1 SOLDIERS OF ROME 691 MICE CREAM 6265       273   
TITUS 6689              1  5 1 SOLDIERS OF ROME 691 SENSATIONAL SNUL      273  NONE
JEQON 6661              1  5 0 THE FALLEN 696       CUPS 6614             273   
DON GIOVANNI 6900       0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        ELIAS 6882            273   
TANCRED 6712            0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        PAIN KILLER 6257      269  REVENGED
BOB STANLEY 6598        0  4 0 THEY MUST DIE! 688   SENSATIONAL SNUL      273  NONE
DUD 1 6892              0  1 0 THEY MUST DIE! 688   DWAYNE THE DOG        273  NONE
DUD 2 6893              0  1 0 THEY MUST DIE! 688   LITTLE RAVEN          273  NONE
DUD 3 6894              0  1 0 THEY MUST DIE! 688   FABULOUS FATHER       273  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The below is from the Turf War rules for those interested.
Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is ALLOWED and encouraged.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
            (1) time bonus of 25 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a on
            one (1) time bonus of 50 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
            warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points for TVs and TCs will be applied the Turn after RSI posts
            tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e., if the
            results post on North Fork turn 275, points will be credited on North
            Fork turn 276 to the applicable teams).
Having confirmed the two TVs at The Face--Vrynmorgath and Nikko--the points will be
applied in the next newsletter.
     Oz The All Organized

Grim, Chaos, Vynmorgath, you were the DM47 star of the show with your runner-up in
Tempe. A salute to you. Well done!
     Oz The All Envious

I apologize to Christian Rock 2!  BELIEVE also TV'd and earned 25 points.  Congrats!
I am sorry I let this fall under my radar.
     Oz The All Apologetic

SCOMSSS Shire Fellows, way to go!  It is indeed a pleasure to team with you and to be
carried by your fine efforts.  Kudos! -- Oz The All Thankful

Pizza Pie party, well, that was a great party.  For you.  (wink)  May you go far. --
Nikko

Smokey Bear, thanks for the challenge.  I wouldn't have had that win without your
efforts. -- Winkie

Rudy Scaner, I'm glad YOU'RE not made of Chine. -- China milkmaid

Red Dragon, you were my better.  I go to retirement satisfied. -- Magic wand

Killing Joke, killing is no joke, so I didn't. -- BOQ, retired

Please welcome Land Of Oz'z newest recruits--Professor marvel and Golden Cap. -- Oz
The All Welcoming

Bullpen Ace, that was a great save.  Yu da man!  Duelmaster! -- Oz The All Thankful

Second Bananas 12-3-0 and Top Team.  Wowsers!  Way to go!  But 12-3- and OH!?
Where's your mojo, Killers? -- Oz The all Puzzled

Pinnacles everywhere!  FIVE Dark Pinnacle mentions in the Spy Report!  They must be
famous?  And good!  Well done, buddy Lee. -- Oz The all Covetous

Mad Max, Slugbait it is.  A true champion. -- Oz The All praising

Mad max, I suspect you are poorly informed.  The Creepster would never do such
things.  Have you been talking to that misinforming, conniving Managerr?  I would
hate to see such a gentleman as yourself sued for such slander. -- Oz The All
Concerned

Grimmy, oh.  Of course.  Dental terms.  Well, I know them as I use them often.  PFM
and FGC stand for Please Fix my Mouth and Fuxxing Grandstanding Creep of a dentist.
-- Oz The All Knowing

"Managerr -- I am pulling for you uber boss, don't listen to the SSCOMSS cat calls.
--Grimm"  Just to straighten you out, Grimmy; those were HOG CALLS. -- Oz The All
Informed

     And very well done, too.

Buddy, are you reading?  I read LOTS of smack talk. -- Oz The All Educated

Bullpen Ace and Pizza pie Party, a salute to your Lord Protectorship.  We will miss
you. -- Oz The all Sad

Unfortunately Vynmorgath has to sit out till April.  Such a shame my TV challenges
will be wasted.  I am going for TC in the Adepts, see ya there. -- Grimm

Sscomss -- Ahh keep graduating them fellas. -- Grimm

Mannequin -- I was coming with my TV challenge last turn, how did you avoid me Mr
Shannon. -- Vynmorgath

Crip -- In April if you want the Northern TC contender match I will be ready. --
Grimm

Kortalia -- Another kill, wooo.  Anyway, sorry if I sounded arrogant last turn, truly
it was my mood when I was at the face. -- FGC

Psst this contest ain\'t ovahhh!!! -- Grimm

Kodiak -- OUCH!  Watch my pony tail man!  Thank you for not making me your 5th
victim.  I appreciate that.  I will be avoiding you from now on. -- Soultaker(tw)

Kortalia -- Gurgle.... Bleh.... -- Anti(tw)

Kortalia --  That wasn't nice.  I don't mind my guys getting their lunch eaten but
 did you have to smoke him too?  I had high hopes for Anti.  Well not really but he
was a nice albeit useless guy.  That has been the FONZ's thoughts about him for
years.  Anti was 13-10-9-21-10-14-7 Basher, Poor Endurance, Good Damage. Ad Exs in
Init, Attack & Decise, Experts in Riposte and Defense.  He was +4 Attack & Defense.
He would have eventually taken off.  I just KNOW it! -- Mad Max

Sister Maryjane -- Yabba Dabba Dooski!!!  That was a good enough fight.  I liked the
skills on my end!  Yonker Wonker Do!  I'll give you another shot! -- The
Creepster(tw)

Brewmaster --  The boss thinks I'll be really good one day.  I'm NOT sure I
personally see it, but I'll take his word for it. -- Master Darque(tw)

Rumor of the Month:  The same school girls that Father O'Malley was seen punishing
for being naughty reportedly was caught sneaking behind Oz's curtain.  Our sources
tell us that these girls would routinely leave the curtain after a minute with their
hair all messed up.  North Fork authorities are currently investigating reports of
inappropriate contact.  More to report next month

     Local hairdressers are concerned.

Chronaliss -- Thanks for the sudden change in direction -- Jack Knife

Barley -- Your blowing around in the breeze like that makes it awful difficult to hit
you -- Ten Lords A Leapin

Crystal -- It was a pleasure to see your sparkle on the sands. -- The Lion King

Puddy -- I think your manager typo'd.   Perhaps your name should have been Pudly. --
Bullpen Ace

Stingo Rarr -- Jey Hude, pass my regards to the fallen members of your stable. --
African Queen

Last Call -- Despite your name I'd be happy to give you another shout! -- Ivan P

African Queen -- The boss isn't sure if he's happy or sad that you didn't finisg the
job off, that's not a good sign! -- Stingo R

Flour Child -- I just hope all your flour covered my blushes! -- B Crow

Chaos Boast -- No need to brag, you really made me work for that! -- Seb W

Norm -- A great effort... you deserved better.  Maybe you should've supersized me! --
Kurger B

Deceiver -- Now who's been deceived? -- Asbeel

Believe -- You've made me a believer!  In tournements that is! -- Penemue

Swamp Song -- Your song is so sweet and fragerant I went to sleep exhausted. --
Moloch

Nightcrawler -- I swing and BAMPH!  It's your fight!  Well done for a non-
participating fighter! -- Gadreel

Swamp Turf -- What exactly is Swamp turf?  Do you shave it? -- Jeqon

     Only on Saturdays.

Dreadnaughts -- I'm working on my warriors' techniques.  We should do better from
here! -- Azaziel

Jorja -- We work well together.  Would you like to form an alliance in another arena?
-- Azaziel

Jack Knife -- For a TV, you ain't that tough.   Shuck the armor and I think I've got
ya... nice learns though.. *sigh* -- Chronaliss

All That Matters -- I won.  You lost.  Pretty much answers that. -- Earvling Klash

Rerun -- Yeah, I've had about nine of 'em... -- Gauntlyn

Burn for You -- How about "Burnt Out for Me"? -- Pariah, the resident jerk

Anti -- Wow!  You can like, TOTALLY, blame that one on FGC.  He left me wating to
blow off some steam. -- Kortalia
P.S.  Know where I can get a good skin graft?  That whiffle pretty much peeled the
hide off me.

Hmmm... matters are not progressing in a satisfactory manner my fellow Dreadnaughts.
Owlin, I'll pull the stops to try and help, but I'm no expert.  However, slashers are
my best style, so we'll see.  Charts I can do, but I'm ironically 'time stratpped' so
I'll see what I can dig up.  Liam, the strats worked for everyone but Gauntlyn, so
I'll keep tweaking him.  Buddy...all I can say is, it ain't over till it's over.  If
I can't win, I'm gonna try to take as many with me as I can.  *wry grin*  Jorja,
bring on the styles, and keep up the moral support. -- Michael Eldritch, the
currently contemplative 
P.S.  Congrats to all the graduates and condolences on the dead.

Buddy Lee -- Good to see you're still at it! -- Toker, mgr Silver Knights

Michael Eldritch -- You stuck with Duelmasters I see.  That's good!  Diplo if you
want.  I just read a diplo from you when you first stared the other day. -- Toker

Master Darque -- Hi! -- Toker

Hammer -- Are you still in Qatar?  Also, where's Baphomet?  I lost touch with him and
Blackstorm. -- Toker

JGW -- Have you been in Mordant? -- Toker

All -- Glad to see the Swamp hasn't changed!  Great competition and a passel of
teams! -- Toker

Saint -- May I get a list of managers/teams?  Thankx! -- Toker

     I wish you hadn't asked that, as the Saint is no longer doing the lists.  Now
     it's me, and I'm still getting organized.  But I will try to get one in next
     turn, if you can go with that. -- the Scribe

Buddy Lee -- Is the fallen Azreal's? -- Toker

Jorja -- Well, well, well... things just don't seem to be working in your favor.
Might I suggest that you tell your warriors to act as if a chick coming out if its
shell.. work furiously.. then rest! -- Owlin the Wise
P.S.  If at first you don't succeed... try a different rhythm! *smile*

Dreadnaughts -- I'm working with all I got don't give up on my breood just yet! --
Owlin the Wise

Force of Will -- Keep up the good work.  Did you get my diplo? -- Owlin

Hellenic Heroes -- A random match up gone bad.  I truly never would have matched such
a pathetic fighter with Nightshade.  Oh well, thanks for the points!  See you in the
sands... especially if your whole brood is so weak! -- Raptor

!!Snark attack!!

Swamp Frogg Hammer -- *ribbit!*  Might I suggest... (you can rip it!)... a weapon?
(R.I.P. 'em good!) or I'll be... -- Your Huckledevoberry

Oh sure, Cr@pster -- I flash you my weapon, and you blab it all over the swamp... --
The Kurgen, seeing how it is

Nay, Lord Buddhy -- Not Snarky, Master G, Erasmus B. Dragon, or Nadia Geddit?  (I
gave at the temple, my dollar to the almighty Namachangarama.) -- Changeling of an
Ephraim (32)

I'd become the very scum I'd come to lump. -- anonymoust note fround by Dark Arena
Janitor

Get the Point? -- No, but I never do, so it doesn't matter, does it?  Besides, I find
a blunt more challenging. -- Nin Quire

Sister Mary-Kate -- I wouldn't have a sister of MINE act like that. -- Sonny Urk

Jenufa -- You're one mean dude!  Of course, in the arena this is good.  But remind me
not to date you! -- Velma Xavil

Rois Amin -- Drat.  You may be a war hammer by trade, but you aren't so dusty when it
comes to hammering heads, either.  Ouch. -- Rondol Quiglo

Temptress -- Not me, I have a complex and that means no time to be Tempted.  The Evil
Inputter has it IN for me, she's out to GET me!  I TOLD her, "not Shewish," I even
specially said "Not Shewish Midget."  And she's got me down as a Shewish Midget
ANYWAY.  So I have a serious complex about it. -- Hilroc Ibbins

Oz the All-Gallant -- Of course, but how many people get what they deserve? -- Jorja

Master Darque -- Yeah, well, I've got problems.  Maybe, if the Evil Inputter isn't
busy or feeling humorous, I'll get 'em fixed. -- Velma

Buddy Lee -- I am strongly tempted to mail you guys the stats on my team and let YOU
manage 'em.  But I probably won't, at least not this time.  It's been one thing after
another around here.  Which I suppose is better than several things at once, but not
lots better. -- Jorja
P.S.  I had the intention of changing some strats this turn, but circumstances beyond
my control made this impossible.  Next time, though.

Gongratulations to the graduating Bullpen Ace and Pizza Pie. -- Jorja and the Middle
Way

And a salute to all the tourney participants, with special congratulations for any
tourney victors but I can't read the page very well tonight.  Must be age catching up
with me. -- Jorja

Crip -- Will do.  Even though it's amazingly tedious to compile every week. -- the
Scribe

     If there were more personals, please accept our apologies.  Hal took a long
     weekend and is only now getting through the mail.  They'll show up next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BULLPEN ACE butchered CREAM O'CROP CRIP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TITUS was killed by SENSATIONAL SNULN in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
CUMTOLUMPSCUM was savagely slain by NEUTERED KAT in a dull 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOB STANLEY was butchered by SENSATIONAL SNULN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BURN FOR YOU was savagely slain by FABULOUS FATHER M in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
THUMP was butchered by CREAM O'CROP CRIP in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
GRUNT was barely slain by DARQUE BEAST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena match.
A-ROID was assassinated by DWAYNE THE DOG in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
DUD 1 was slaughtered by DWAYNE THE DOG in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
ABOK was slain by SENSATIONAL SNULN in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DUD 2 was barely slain by LITTLE RAVEN in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
DUD 3 was savagely slain by FABULOUS FATHER M in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
MICE CREAM assassinated AEMILIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
SLUGBAIT devastated KORTALIA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Bloodfeud conflict.
JACK KNIFE was savagely defeated by SGT STANDANKO in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
ATTERY unbelievably bested METELLUS in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
NILES savagely defeated SMOKEY BEAR in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title struggle.
BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN was viciously subdued by RED DRAGON in a 7 minute brawl.
MADAME BUTTERFLY savagely defeated SPARROW in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
JUSTICE FOR ALL overcame AFRICAN QUEEN in a 1 minute master's Challenge competition.
BLACKENED overpowered ITHYIC THING in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SISTER MARY SUEELLEN was viciously subdued by LURKING FEAR in a 2 minute duel.
CHRIS PERRY was narrowly defeated by PUDDY in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
QUEEN OF TARTS was outlasted by MEDEE in a tiring 26 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
THE LION KING luckily beat BARLEY in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge melee.
CHINA MILKMAID handily defeated ROIS ANIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
KURGER BING luckily beat MR NICE GUY in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
BULL SHANNON overpowered T.H.C. in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHONG slimly won victory over TARZAN in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
RUDY SCANER overpowered CHAOS BOAST in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SEB WITE overpowered BARNEY BEAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SWAMP BOGG HAMMER devastated BAD NEWS BEAR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LUMINOUS LOX demolished SWAMP MOSS HAMMER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SANITY LOSS was overcome by MY SHADOW in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
LABATTS subdued BONECLAW in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
OBESE CAT demolished POLARIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CHRONALISS was overpowered by ALL THAT MATTERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SISTER BERNICE handily defeated STRAFE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SKYDANCER was vanquished by NIGHTCRAWLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RAZOR demolished JUSTINIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KITCHEN SINKS was bested by ASBEEL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CUPS put to death JEQON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
PFM luckily beat RERUN in a exciting 6 minute Challenge brawl.
LICINIUS was handily defeated by MOLOCH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge melee.
PENEMUE narrowly defeated EMILEI LOIT MATCHES in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GADREEL overpowered ORCO in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
AGOSERIS savagely defeated PARIAH in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge bout.
JOHN ROBINSON was overcome by FLOUR CHILD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BLUSHING CROW was demolished by RUN KID RUN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SWAMP SONG HAMMER beat VELMA XAVIL in a 2 minute novice's Challenge battle.
CLOUDIA BELL was overpowered by GAUNTLYN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
IVAN POISY was devastated by WINKIE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KODIAK was bested by PIZZA PIE PARTY in a exciting 2 minute battle.
JETHRO was bested by NIKKO in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
VALERIUS was demolished by SOULTAKER in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN was overpowered by FGC in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HIGH TEST unbelievably bested COLOSSUS in a popular 3 minute bloody fight.
DROW handily defeated RONDOL QUIGLO in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
STORM overpowered EARVLING KLASH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NIN QUIRE was luckily beaten by KELLY CARPENTER in a 2 minute conflict.
THE CREEPSTER luckily beat STINGO RARR in a popular 2 minute bloody conflict.
MY HUCKLEBERRY was narrowly defeated by A TALE OF PAIN in a 9 minute bloody bout.
SISTER MARYJANE subdued CHEECH in a action packed 6 minute duel.
WAY TO BEGIN beat PINT in a 2 minute fight.
AGARIC was defeated by SHIFTER in a 1 minute fight.
SWAMP TURF HAMMER lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute brutal duel.
NIGHTSHADE was demolished by JENUFA in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SWAMP BURN HAMMER luckily beat CINDY BEAR in a 3 minute fight.
MOTHER THERESA devastated MAKRIYANNIS in a 1 minute uneven match.
SISTER MARY-KATE bested HILROC IBBINS in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.
HERACLIUS was overpowered by MASTER DARQUE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN STEWART defeated PUCK in a 1 minute gruesome brawl.
BELIEVE viciously subdued ICEMAN in a 2 minute brutal master vs. novice match.
BREWMASTER vanquished NUM-NUM in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SONNY URK overpowered WILL-O-THE-WISP in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ELIAS viciously butchered DON GIOVANNI in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's match.
PROFESSOR MARVEL savagely defeated GLORFINDAL in a 5 minute gory novice's duel.
GOLDEN CAP was handily defeated by SWEET PEA in a 2 minute uneven match.
BABY POOH was handily defeated by DAFNE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EASY CHEESY overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY      112 -  76 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     24         WALL OF STEEL     59 -  41 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         AIMED BLOW        48 -  45 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         STRIKING ATTACK   88 - 113 -  5      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                      15         BASHING ATTACK    63 -  94 -  7      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    83 - 124 -  5      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  60 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  42 -  1      31  |

Turn 273 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  9         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL     10 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 19         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   15 - 10     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       13 - 11     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         8 -  7                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  8                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      NILES 5860                 17  11  1  122 SECOND BANANAS (573)
TOTAL PARRY      RED DRAGON 5585            18   8  0  118 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIKKO 6385                 10   3  0  111 LAND OF OZ (217)
BASHING ATTACK   LURKING FEAR 1755          16  10  0  109 ABYSMAL RITES (215)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACKENED 5531             15  13  2  108 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
LUNGING ATTACK   JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534       14  12  0  103 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
WALL OF STEEL    JETHRO 5949                16   7  1   97 SECOND BANANAS (573)
AIMED BLOW       SOULTAKER 5455              9   4  0   83 I HATE THEM (597)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SPARROW 6411               10   7  0   75 RAPTOR (674)
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 CHEECH 5930.  The ten other most popular fighters were HILROC IBBINS 
6875, RERUN 6651, RED DRAGON 5585, CHRIS PERRY 6213, SGT STANDANKO 5929, NILES 5860, 
MR NICE GUY 5931, KODIAK 6487, STINGO RARR 6507, and BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658.

The least popular fighter this week was QUEEN OF TARTS 5980.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MEDEE 5642, PUDDY 6295, CUMTOLUMPSCUM 5908, GOLDEN CAP 6890, 
PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891, A TALE OF PAIN 6531, BABY POOH 6878, GLORFINDAL 6880, 
WILL-O-THE-WISP 6889, and NUM-NUM 6876.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RED DRAGON (47-5585) CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
JETHRO (47-5949) SECOND BANANAS (573)

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

PIZZA PIE PARTY (47-5659) THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
BULLPEN ACE (47-5907) ROYAL FLUSH (48)