DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2009    Duedate: 06/08/2009

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-276

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JUSTICE FOR ALL
OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
(47-5534) [17-12-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIKKO                          VYNMORGATH
LAND OF OZ (217)               KAOS (695)
(47-6385) [13-3-0,148]         (47-6646) [4-1-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAMP BOGG HAMMER              TARZAN
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        AN EPHRAIM (32)
(47-6306) [13-16-0,59]         (47-5542) [10-13-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAND OF OZ (217)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IDIOT COMMITEE (703)        56
2. OLD HABITS (566)            53      OLD HABITS (566)
3. THE OPERA (613)             50      Unchartered Team
4. LAND OF OZ (217)            47
5. CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)        35      IDIOT COMMITEE (703)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*IDIOT COMMITEE (703)       4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 LAND OF OZ (217)         12  3 0
 2/ 2 OLD HABITS (566)         123  67  9 64.7   2/16 INDIFFERENCE (611)       10  2 0
 3/ 1*KAOS (695)                24  15  0 61.5   3/ 4 THE OPERA (613)           9  4 0
 4/ 3 LAND OF OZ (217)         563 360 16 61.0   4/ 2*THE FALLEN (696)          9  5 1
 5/ 5 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   92  60  6 60.5   5/ 3 SECOND BANANAS (573)      9  6 1
 6/ 4 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   330 216 25 60.4   6/ 9 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   9  6 0
 7/ 7 SPOONERTIKS (523)        144  96  8 60.0   7/ 8 SPOONERTIKS (523)         9  6 0
 8/ 6 SECOND BANANAS (573)     176 119 18 59.7   8/10 OLD HABITS (566)          8  2 1
 9/ 8 THE OPERA (613)           99  72  3 57.9   9/17 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  4 0
10/ 9 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     62  49  3 55.9  10/15 CHEERS (659)              8  5 1
11/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         713 564 38 55.8  11/12 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     8  6 1
12/11*THE FALLEN (696)          24  20  2 54.5  12/21 FORCE OF WILL (670)       8  7 1
13/12 DARQUE FORCES (396)      157 140 14 52.9  13/ 7 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      7  6 1
14/14 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      64  58  5 52.5  14/14 RAPTOR (674)              7  8 0
15/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     435 400 41 52.1  15/20 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   6  3 0
16/16 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  129 119  8 52.0  16/18*SHADOW MAGIC (701)        6  4 0
17/21 FORCE OF WILL (670)       39  36  4 52.0  17/22 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      6  8 0
18/19 DARK PINNACLE (598)       79  76  6 51.0  18/ 5 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    6  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       28  27  4 50.9  19/28 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     5  4 0
20/22 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     73  71  5 50.7  20/25 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       5  4 0
21/17 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)     118 117  9 50.2  21-13 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      5  5 0
22/20 CHEERS (659)              40  41  2 49.4  22/ 6*KAOS (695)                5  7 0
23-23 I HATE THEM (597)         59  61  2 49.2  23/19 STRANGE BREW (661)        5 10 0
24/ 0*DEAD GAWDS (543)          18  19  0 48.6  24/ 0*IDIOT COMMITEE (703)      4  1 1
25/24 INDIFFERENCE (611)       109 117  7 48.2  25/26 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      4  9 0
26/29*SHADOW MAGIC (701)         7   8  0 46.7  26/27 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    4 11 0
27/25 AN EPHRAIM (32)          175 201 17 46.5  27/30 AN EPHRAIM (32)           4 11 0
28/26 RAPTOR (674)              45  56  2 44.6  28/33 DARQUE FORCES (396)       3  4 0
29/27 STRANGE BREW (661)        53  66  6 44.5  29-11 I HATE THEM (597)         3  6 0
30/28 WARHAMMERS (75)          290 371 14 43.9  30-23 SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       3  7 0
31/30 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       61  82  3 42.7  31/ 0*DEAD GAWDS (543)          2  3 0
32-31 JGW PERISHABLE (653)      35  50  1 41.2  32/34 DARK PINNACLE (598)       2  4 0
33/32 X-MEN II (660)            54  82  6 39.7  33/29 X-MEN II (660)            2  9 0
34/33 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   110 176  2 38.5  34-31 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     1  4 0
35-36 HELLENIC HEROES (673)     13  50  5 20.6  35/32 WARHAMMERS (75)           1  8 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 RESULTS AFTER ROUND 6

                                 SUMMARY COMMENTS

 1.  Three score out with best record this round (4-1-0).  All were on SCOMSSS Shire.
 2. Amazingly, Reaper of ABYSMAL RITES scores two points without playing.  (Spymaster
    Mention)
 3. Spawn of SPOONERTIKS and Oz of LAND OF OZ have the highest fight point round this
    turn with 6 points.  Spawn was the overall point leader with 10.
 4. YOURBAGD took home the most total Stylemaster and Spy Mention points (8 and 10
    respectively) with Grimm of KAOS leading the way with four.
 5. The point total spread between 1st and 2nd increased by 20 as SCOMSSS SHIRE again
    takes most points.  (Six in a row, one of which was a tie.)
 6. Rumor has it Vynmorgath has a lock on the TC in Adepts at The Mailer.  Managerr's
    predictions are always perfect they say.  A big TC/TV scoring by YOURBAGD would
    make this a two-way race.
 7. Key 0verall accumulative individual leaders after six rounds are:
     Wins 24 (Oz)
     W/L Record 24-6-0 .800 (Oz)
     Fight Points 47 (Oz)
     Spy Mention Points 28 (Tripwire)
     Stylemaster Points 20 (Mannequin)
     TV Points 25 (Zalgor, Grim, Oz)
     Best Point Round (w/o TV pts) 20 (Grim)
     Best Fight Point Round 13 (Mad Max)
     Best W/L Round 5-0-0-0 (Mannequin, Grim, Oz)
 8. The most interesting fight (point wise) of the round was the random match of
    Cindy Bear and Norm, both of YOURBAGD.  Norm's kill of Cindy yielded CHEERS one
    point, but lost five for BEAR'S PAW. (Net -4)
 9. The question remains--and YOURBAGD is talking it up big--whether or not YOURBAGD
    can "make up" the gap in The Mailer.  Can they?

"ALLIANCE" SCORING STATUS
                     TOTAL 1st Half   (6)                    TOTAL
SCOMSSS Shire                  227    33                     260
YOURBAGD                       164    13                     177
Slaughterhouse Syndicate        13     3                      16
BOB                             -2     2                       0
Dreadnaughts                   -19    -2                     -21

INDIVIDUAL TEAM RESULTS

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

SCOMSSS Shire (24, 50, 69, 44, 40 33 = 260)
    Land Of Oz               6,2,0,0=   8           47, 8, 8, 25 = 88
    Second Bananas           4,4,0,0=   8           31,20, 2,  0 = 53
    Old Habits               0,0,0,0=   0           26,10,10,  0 = 46
    Royal Flush              4,0,0,0=   4           21, 4, 8,  0 = 33
    Mystic Orc Feast         3,0,0,0=   3           14, 0, 6,  0 = 20
    Spoonertiks              6,2,2,0=  10            9, 2, 2,  0 = 13
    Things I Drool In        0,0,0,0=   0            5, 0, 2,  0 =  7

YOURBAGD (23, 19, 54, 28, 40, 13 = 177)
    Kaos                     1,0,4,0=   5           20, 0,24, 25 = 69
    Of Wolf & Man            5,2,2,0=   9           13, 8,28,  0 = 49
    Indifference            -3,2,0,0=  -1            9,10, 4,  0 = 23
    The Opera               -4,2,0,0=  -2            7,10, 6,  0 = 23
    The Bear Paw            -5,2,2,0=  -1           -6, 6,10,  0 = 10
    Cheers                   1,0,2,0=   3           -6, 2, 6,  0 =  2
    Darque Forces            0,0,0,0=   0           -7, 0, 8,  0 =  1

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (8, -5, 9, 4, -3, 3 = 16)
    Abysmal Rites            0,0,2,0 =   2           -3,14, 8, 0 = 19
    Life's Lessons          -6,0,0,0 =  -6           -1, 0, 4, 0 =  3
    Strange Brew             1,0,0,0 =  -6            7, 0, 0, 0 =  7
    Shadow Magic             2,0,2,0 =   4            0, 0, 2, 0 =  2
    Swamp Hammerz           -1,0,0,0 =  -1           -3, 0, 0, 0 = -3
    JGW Perishable           1,0,2,0 =   3          -14, 0, 2, 0 =-12

B. O. B. (16, -18 -3, 3, 0, 2  =  0)
    Christian Rock 2         0,0,0,0 =   0           -1, 0, 0,25 = 24
    I Hate Them              2,2,0,0 =   4            5,10, 6, 0 = 21
    Chaotic Beasts          -2,0,0,0 =  -2           -1, 2, 0, 0 =  1
    The Lurocian Devils      0,0,0,0 =   0           -5, 0, 4, 0 = -1
    They Must Die            0,0,0,0 =   0          -22, 0, 0, 0 =-22
    Soldiers of Rome         0,0,0,0 =   0          -31, 2, 6, 0 =-23

Dreadnaughts (-1, 4, -5, -13, -4, -2 = -21)
    Gothic Ministry           1,0,0,0  = 1            3, 0, 6, 0 =  9
    The Fallen                2,0,2,0  = 4           -5, 0, 8, 0 =  3
    Raptor                    3,2,0,0  = 5          - 7,10, 0, 0 =  3
    Dark Pinnacle            -2,0,0,0  =-2          -21, 4,12, 0 = -5
    Smoked Out!               0,0,0,0  = 0           -5, 0, 0, 0 = -5
    Force of Will            -9,0,2,0  =-9          -14, 0, 6, 0 = -8
    The Middle Way 3         -1,0,0,0  =-1          -20, 0, 2, 0 =-18

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

SCOMSSS Shire (17-6-0-0 .739   Total 123-64-4-1 .658)
    Land Of Oz                     4-1-0-0       24- 6-0-0          6/6
    Second Bananas                 4-1-0-0       22- 8-1-0          6/6
    Old Habits                     0-0-0-0       17- 8-1-0          5/6
    Mystic Orc Feast               3-2-0-0       17-11-1-2          6/6
    Royal Flush                    2-1-0-0       16-11-0-0          6/6
    Things I Drool In              0-0-0-0       11- 8-1-0          4/6
    Spoonertiks                    4-1-0-0       16-12-0-0          6/6

YOURBAGD (12-12-1-3 .500   Total 87-73-4-13 .540)
    Kaos                            2-2-0-0       18- 8-0-0         6/6
    Indifference                    2-2-0-1       16- 6-1-1         5/6
    Of Wolf & Man                   3-1-0-1       14-14-1-6         6/6
    The Opera                       1-3-0-0       13-13-0-5         6/6
    Darque Forces                   0-0-0-0        6- 6-0-0         3/6
    Cheers                          2-1-1-0        7- 9-1-0         4/6
    The Bear Paw                    2-3-0-1       13-17-1-1         6/6

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (11-13-0-0 .458   Total 65-69-0-6 .485)
    Swamp Hammerz                   2-3-0-0       16-13-0-1         6/6
    Shadow Magic                    3-2-0-0        5- 4-0-0         2/6
    Strange Brew                    2-3-0-0       15-15-0-2         6/6
    Life's Lessons                  1-3-0-0       11-11-0-0         5/6
    Abysmal Rites                   0-0-0-0       10-12-0-3         5/6
    JGW Perishable                  3-2-0-0        8-14-0-0         5/6

B. O. B. ( 3-5-0-0 .375   Total 55-72-3-15 .433)
    Christian Rock 2                0-0-0-0       13- 7-0-1         4/6
    Chaotic Beasts                  1-3-0-0       15-14-0-0         6/6
    I Hate Them                     2-2-0-0       13-15-1-5         6/6
    The Lurocian Devils             0-0-0-0        4- 7-1-0         3/6
    They Must Die                   0-0-0-0        5-14-0-7         4/6
    Soldiers of Rome                0-0-0-0        5-15-1-2         4/6

Dreadnaughts (12-14-0-2 .462   Total 68-101-4-9  .402)
    Gothic Ministry                 1-0-0-0       12- 8-0-0         5/6
    The Fallen                      3-1-0-0       14-15-1-3         6/6
    Raptor                          3-2-0-1       14-16-1-2         6/6
    Force of Will                   1-4-0-1       13-17-2-2         6/6
    The Middle Way 3                2-3-0-0        8-22-0-0         6/6
    Smoked Out!                     2-3-0-0        3- 7-0-0         2/6
    Dark Pinnacle                   0-1-0-0        4-16-0-2         5/6

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 from the Wicked Witch's castle.

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                       ***ATTENTION TURF WAR PARTICIPANTS***

                       ***ATTENTION TURF WAR PARTICIPANTS***

                       ***ATTENTION TURF WAR PARTICIPANTS***

                       ***ATTENTION TURF WAR PARTICIPANTS***

A question has been submitted to the moderators concerning TV and TC scoring for the
upcoming Summer Face-to-Face.  The rules state points will be credited when they post
in the newsletter.  Unfortunately, these postings are hard to predict at times and
there is a chance the Summer Face-to-Face posting in the DM 47 newsletter will occur
after the Turf War has ended.

To avoid any confusion on the matter, Oz and Master Darque have decided TV and TC
awards won at the Summer Face-to-Face WILL count towards the final scores of the Turf
War.  In short (or long because this is hard to word briefly), points for the Summer
Face-to-Face will count whether the tournament posting is made on Turn 10 or after
Turn 10.

Thank You,

Master Darque

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 612): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 605): LITERNIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 553): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BLACK WIDOW XLIII of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 408): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 390): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 506): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 612): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): SANGUIS MORI (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 605): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 553): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 390): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 506): I'M HISTORY et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet 
pond, INDIFFERENCE blew up the rankings to 14!  Thinking about sending their team 
manager to the Dark Arena is MYSTIC ORC FEAST, after suffering a 13 drop in ranking.  
The boys at KAOS aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch we all know and love, after 
suffering a 16 drop last week.  Good things come to those who fight well, as FORCE OF 
WILL can attest, moving up by 9.  The boys at IDIOT COMMITEE are walking tall, as 
they are ranked 24th on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  CHAOTIX 
BEASTS had cause to celebrate, after BONECLAW got 24 points by beating ROIS ANIN.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 
points to VYNMORGATH.  (Discrete enough, LUMINOUS LOX?) The arena was more crowded 
than usual this time, as JUSTICE FOR ALL faced SCOMSS SWAMP's Duelmaster.  Now I 
can't insult JUSTICE FOR ALL, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are SCOMSS SWAMP's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in KAOS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to 
avoid 'em.  The warriors of KAOS found their efforts at combat frustrated as CHEERS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
MEDEE could open up a fast food joint!  Take heed SCOMSS SWAMP, of the unprincipled 
action of LAST CALL.  By challenging QUEEN OF TARTS, 28 points below him, LAST CALL 
besmirches the noble art of dueling.  Warriors of SCOMSS SWAMP!  Do you wish your 
reputations tainted by the base challenge of LAST CALL?  Them's the breaks, PROFESSOR 
MARVEL.  Expecting fair challenges from INDIFFERENCE is evidently too much to ask.  
FOUR ARMS beat PROFESSOR MARVEL.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  SWAMP BURN 
HAMMER found himself challenged by a warrior 23 below:  ELVEN NOBLELADEY.  ELVEN 
NOBLELADEY of AN EPHRAIM kept hers wits as she lost to SWAMP BURN HAMMER.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN money and had written him off, take note:  
he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  CLIFF of CHEERS, possessing a 
sorry record of 9-7-0, lost its last battle to DROW of CHAOTIX BEASTS.  Young 
warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; 
it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  SCOMSS SWAMP, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534         17  12  0   126       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKKO 6385                   13   3  0   148       LAND OF OZ (217)
 WINKIE 6401                  14   7  2   137       LAND OF OZ (217)
 MEDEE 5642                   26   9  0   128       THE OPERA (613)
 CHINA MILKMAID 6502          10   1  0   118       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LAST CALL 5606               20  14  0   114       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SPECTRE 5654                 13   7  1   112       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ITHYIC THING 6292            11  11  0   106       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792        16  13  0   105       THE OPERA (613)
 LURKING FEAR 1755            17  11  0   102       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671    16  14  2   101       OLD HABITS (566)
 IVAN POISY 5112              17  17  0   100       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    20  11  0    98       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 PUDDY 6295                   22   7  0    97       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 DROW 5674                    16   7  1    96       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 THE LION KING 6360           14   7  0    96       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 FRASIER 6224                 12   5  0    93       CHEERS (659)
 HIGH TEST 6239               17   8  0    91       STRANGE BREW (661)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433       12   8  1    90       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-BLOOD RAYNE 5489             19  12  1    86       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 TARZAN 5542                  10  13  1    85       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           9   8  0    84       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-SLUGBAIT 6329                 7   0  1    84       I HATE THEM (597)
 KODIAK 6487                  11   9  4    83       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SPARROW 6411                 11   9  0    83       RAPTOR (674)
 MOTHER THERESA 5136           5   1  0    83       OLD HABITS (566)
 JENNA 5099                   16  21  4    82       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354             16  12  1    82       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 STORM 6234                   13  15  0    81       X-MEN II (660)
 SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312          9   6  0    80       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 BARLEY 6377                   8   7  3    80       STRANGE BREW (661)
 MICE CREAM 6265              11   3  1    79       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SEB WITE 6668                 7   2  0    79       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-CHRIS PERRY 6213              8  12  0    70       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-SOULTAKER 5455                9   6  0    67       I HATE THEM (597)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROIS ANIN 6068               13  18  1    66       WARHAMMERS (75)
-CHEECH 5930                   6   5  2    66       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-MY SHADOW 6649                5   2  0    66       KAOS (695)
 SISTER MARYJANE 6416         12   0  0    64       OLD HABITS (566)
 PARIAH 6364                  10   5  0    61       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 BONECLAW 5857                 5   6  0    61       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 VYNMORGATH 6646               4   1  0    61       KAOS (695)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424            9   9  0    60       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 NORM 6227                     6  11  1    60       CHEERS (659)
 FGC 6648                      6   3  0    60       KAOS (695)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306       13  16  0    59       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-CRYSTAL 5895                 10   6  0    59       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           12  21  0    57       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-KELLY CARPENTER 6419          6   5  0    57       JGW PERISHABLE (653)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSHADE 6536               9   5  1    55       RAPTOR (674)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XXL 6178                      7   5  0    55       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 KURGER BING 6669              7   2  0    55       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 A TALE OF PAIN 6531           7   1  0    55       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 BOGBANE 5500                 12  13  1    54       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 EARVLING KLASH 6547           9   5  1    54       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 RERUN 6651                    6   2  0    54       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 CARLA 6225                    8   9  0    53       CHEERS (659)
 PENEMUE 6657                  7   2  0    53       THE FALLEN (696)
 JACK KNIFE 6694               6   2  0    53       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 LABATTS 6548                  5   3  0    53       STRANGE BREW (661)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486           12   8  0    52       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JOHN STEWART 6569             5   1  0    52       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 OBESE CAT 6695                5   3  0    51       KAOS (695)
 STINGO RARR 6507              8   8  0    49       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 SISTER BERNICE 6485           5   4  1    49       OLD HABITS (566)
 SWAMP TURF HAMMER 6565        8   5  0    48       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 POLARIS 6230                 11  13  1    47       X-MEN II (660)
 ATTERY 6705                   5   1  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 DAHAK 4961                    4   3  0    47       DEAD GAWDS (543)
 DEATH KISS 5751              11   6  1    46       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 KORTALIA 6365                 8   7  3    46       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-CHONG 5927                    6   5  0    46       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 PROWL 6460                    2   4  0    46       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              9  11  1    45       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 HOMEY D. CLONE 5637           8   7  0    45       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 MY HUCKLEBERRY 5636           8  13  1    44       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-MR NICE GUY 5931              5   6  1    42       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 DEATH 4957                    5   3  0    42       DEAD GAWDS (543)
 CUPS 6614                     4   1  1    42       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 LUMINOUS LOX 6495             6   5  0    41       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BULL SHANNON 6582             6   5  0    40       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-MIRAGE 5912                   6   6  0    40       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 PINT 6851                     4   2  0    39       STRANGE BREW (661)
 SANITY LOSS 6518              5   8  1    38       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-THE CREEPSTER 6328            8   4  0    37       I HATE THEM (597)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           6  12  1    37       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      2   3  0    36       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 BARNEY BEAR 6512              9   8  0    35       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 COLOSSUS 6356                 5  10  2    35       X-MEN II (660)
 RAZOR 6573                    4   7  0    35       RAPTOR (674)
 SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567        9   4  0    34       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 AGARIC 6509                   8  10  0    34       WARHAMMERS (75)
-T.H.C. 5928                   6   5  1    34       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 MOLOCH 6888                   3   1  1    34       THE FALLEN (696)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GADREEL 6659                  5   4  1    33       THE FALLEN (696)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 3   3  0    33       WARHAMMERS (75)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                3   2  0    33       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 NIN QUIRE 5281                7  10  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-PAIN KILLER 6257              4   4  1    31       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 FOUR ARMS 6697                3   1  1    31       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-SWEET PEA 6879                3   0  0    30       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 SISTER MARY-KATE 6491         3   3  0    30       OLD HABITS (566)
 GAUNTLYN 6363                 4  11  0    29       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 PFM 6645                      4   5  0    29       KAOS (695)
 SHIFTER 5909                  3   4  0    29       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 NUM-NUM 6876                  2   2  0    29       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566        7   6  0    27       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-SGT STANDANKO 5929            5   6  0    27       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-MASTER DARQUE 6835            5   1  0    27       I HATE THEM (597)
 ASPHYXIA 6330                 4   4  0    27       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 STRAFE 6693                   4   3  0    27       RAPTOR (674)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAKRIYANNIS 6403              4   9  2    26       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 CHRONALISS 6672               4   6  0    25       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 ORCO 6583                     3   4  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 SPED 6847                     3   2  0    25       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELIAS 6882                    2   1  1    23       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860        5   0  0    22       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 PAUL 6861                     2   0  0    22       CHEERS (659)
 NIGHTCRAWLER 6706             3   2  0    21       X-MEN II (660)
 OTIS THE SKUNK 6924           1   0  1    21       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 PUCK 5919                     2   6  0    20       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 BAAL 6907                     2   1  0    20       THE FALLEN (696)
-JOHN ROBINSON 6665            2   2  0    20       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 ASBEEL 6660                   5   4  0    19       THE FALLEN (696)
 HADES 4959                    5   3  0    18       DEAD GAWDS (543)
 BLUSHING CROW 6846            1   4  0    18       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 GILGAMESH 6886                1   1  0    18       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 DAFNE 6899                    3   1  0    17       THE OPERA (613)
-JUSTINIAN 6404                2  11  0    17       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 BREWMASTER 6850               1   5  0    16       STRANGE BREW (661)
 SONNY URK 6827                3   5  0    15       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 FLOUR CHILD 6869              3   2  0    15       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 BAPHOMASHER 5849              3   5  0    14       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-GLORFINDAL 6880               1   2  0    14       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
-HERACLIUS 6405                0  14  0    14       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934      1   0  0    13       THE OPERA (613)
 KITCHEN SINKS 6580            1   4  0    13       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 MONDORHOID 6925               1   0  0    13       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 TRIPWHINE 6923                1   0  0    13       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 YAMA 6384                     3   0  0    12       DEAD GAWDS (543)
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891         2   2  0    12       LAND OF OZ (217)
 GOLDEN CAP 6890               2   2  0    12       LAND OF OZ (217)
-CLOUDIA BELL 6664             1   3  0    12       JGW PERISHABLE (653)
 EVISCERATE 6935               1   0  0    11       RAPTOR (674)
-GOR-GOR 6909                  1   0  0    11       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903          0   1  0    11       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            2   4  0    10       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 THE DROOLYMPICS 6910          1   0  0     8       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 DEFECTIV KELUMBO 6926         1   0  0     8       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              0   8  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 EASY CHEESY 6902              1   3  0     6       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 JOE-SIX 6937                  1   0  0     6       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 ARAWN 6415                    1   2  0     5       DEAD GAWDS (543)
 ACE OF BASE 6905              0   1  0     5       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 DAUBER 6914                   1   1  0     4       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-BABY POOH 6878                0   3  0     3       SHADOW MAGIC (701)
 FLIBBERTIGIBBET 6904          0   3  0     3       AN EPHRAIM (32)
 ELVEN NOBLELADEY 6917         0   2  0     2       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-GUS 6897                      0   1  0     1       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 ICKYFOT 6927                  0   1  0     1       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STREET LEGAL            0  0 0                      OTIS THE SKUNK 6924   276  NONE
WILL-O-THE-WISP 6889    0  2 0 AN EPHRAIM 32        MOLOCH 6888           274   
CLIFF 6226              9  7 0 CHEERS 659           DROW 5674             276   
DEAD 6936               0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396    FABULOUS FATHER       276  NONE
SSCOMSS 6692            3  2 1 DARQUE FORCES 396    EARVLING KLASH 6547   274   
LEONIDYS 6511           1  6 1 HELLENIC HEROES 673  NIGHTSHADE 6536       272  NOT REVENGED
ANTI 5457               7 10 0 I HATE THEM 597      KORTALIA 6365         272  REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD 6939               0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 603  DARQUE BEAST          276  NONE
SKYDANCER 6572          2  7 1 RAPTOR 674           SISTER BERNICE 6485   274   
AEMILIUS 6690           1  5 1 SOLDIERS OF ROME 691 MICE CREAM 6265       273   
CINDY BEAR 6637         5  5 0 THE BEAR'S PAW 150   NORM 6227             275   
JEQON 6661              1  5 0 THE FALLEN 696       CUPS 6614             273   
DON GIOVANNI 6900       0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        ELIAS 6882            273  REVENGED
ORLANDO 6911            0  1 0 THE OPERA 613        LITTLE RAVEN          276  NONE
QUILL 6915              0  1 0 X-MEN II 660         OMNIPOTENT OZ         276  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whooooeeeeey, Mannequin!  Well done on getting that Niles to Duelmaster.  Your
teammates appreciate it! -- Oz The All Excited

Master Darque -- You're an NPC?  No wonder I haven't seen you around for a while.
Well, it was fun and thanks for the easy win.  Consider yourself bagged! -- Winkie

Winkie?  What's a Winkie.  Someone really doesn't know?  Perhaps they have only seen
the movie and haven't read the book which is much longer and has many more adventures
and lands?  Therefore, I shall inform you that:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Winkie Country is a division of the fictional Land of Oz.  It is distinguished by
the color yellow which is worn by most of the local inhabitants as well as the color
of their surroundings.  This was the country ruled by the Wicked Witch of the West
before Dorothy melted her with a bucket of water in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; since
then, the Tin Woodman has ruled the Winkies as their Emperor. -- Winkiw

Medee -- You were easy like your manager. -- Nikko (Captain of The Winged Monkeys)

Sweet Pea, my love, you caught me unawares, and didn't allow mw to apply my snake
oils.  Oh, well, I suppose I should salute you on a fine challenge. -- Professor
Marvel

Madame Butterfly -- Thank you for the challenge and simply easy win.  You sing
nicely, but you fight like a singer.  Perhaps your manager manages like a singer
also? -- China Milkmaid

Elven Noblelady -- It was all my pleasure. -- Golden Cap (And if you don't recognize
me, read The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz)

A salute to my partners--Slugbait, Crip, Mannequin, Spawn, Soultaker, and Snuln!
Another winning round.  Was that a 17-5 I saw?!  You guys are the best! -- Oz The All
Emotional

May all you Tournament Warriors have done well.  Vynmorgath, may you have gone 7-3.
(wink) -- Oz The All Encouraging

Managerr -- Was that your Opera team that was 0-2 against The Land Of Oz last turn?
If you want some advice on how you can help your YOURBAGD team, don't hesitate to
call. -- Oz The All Helpful

Raptors -- Great point gain!  Well done!  I am jealous. -- Oz The All Covetous

Niles and Blackened -- Good luck in The Big Time.  You both deserve the honor of Lord
Protector. -- Oz The All Praising

Okel -- Lord Greystoke, uh, I think Crip looks like a crone.  (wink) -- Oz The All
Amused

     Hmm.

All -- Still having fun in The Turf War?  Team Captains, get your teammate managers
to RUN.  We had seven (7) "missing" teams last turn.  (Yes, even B.O.B. counts!) --
Oz The All Concerned

Asbeel -- Apolgies; we're not fond of challenges like that, but this is war--I'm sure
you understand! -- Kurger B

Earvling Klash -- I'm guessing you weren't quite expecting that!  I coulda done
without all that recognition though! -- Seb W

Brewmaster -- Sadly I don't think either of us deserve the title of Master of
anything just yet... -- Blushing Crow

Pint -- Nothing strange about you...  In an odd way I almost enjoyed that and will
keep an eye on your progress! -- Stingo Rarr

Drow -- I may have won the duel, but you certainly seemed to gain more from the
experience! -- Ivan P

Tournament Victors -- Four for the Fork!  Congrats all!!  :-)  Two for the sscomss
too, great!! :-) -- Spawn

Turf War Folks -- Please take this personal ad as a declaration of my Champion,
SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE (47-6934). -- Manager

SCOMSSS -- That wasn't bad pizza you had last night, it was all me. -- SCOMSSS'S
NIGHTMARE

Liam -- I know I should've gotten a letter off to you at least a couple of weeks ago.
Can I blame it on the tourney and the cussed tourney spy report?  The tree that fell
on my house (actually, that was earlier, but they cut it up and lifted it away a
couple or three weeks ago)?  Poor organization of my time? -- Jorja
P.S.  I could think of more excuses, time seems to be getting shorter and shorter
lately, but the gist of it is:  I meant to but it kept getting pushed to the end of
the to-do list.  I'll try harder.

Well, at least we have the newsletter and fights this time, so--

The Creepster -- You creep!  I can't even feel good about the win, given the
difference in our experience.  Unless you have a LOT of tourney fights? -- Rondol
Quiglo
P.S.  Hating them is a waste of effort.  And bad karma besides.

Flour Child -- You mean like a gingerbread cookie?  Huh, never did care for 'em. --
Velma Xavil

Swamp Moss Hammer -- Hmm, didn't feel like moss you were hammering me with.  More
like the rocks the moss was growing on.  Or the trees, I don't guess there are lots
of rocks in a swamp. -- Nin Quite

Gadreel -- Well, okay, if you've got to fall, I guess you've gotta.  But try not to
fall on ME next time! -- Sonny Urk

Baby Pooh -- Seems like the Bear should be your Paw, but apparently not, eh?  At the
rate you're sucking up the skills, I probably won't be defeating you again. -- Hilroc
Ibbins

Michael Eldritch -- Er, thanks? -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Niles and Blackened. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Michael Eldritch -- Missed turns will happen my friend, sadly I sent my turn 3 weeks
ahead of the due date but still missed the turn, what can I say.  As for the team,
well this is the first time that most of us have worked together so it will take some
time before we work well as a whole.  One must work on their teams on the off season
so that their team is in top form for the turf.  This is one of the most challenging
contests in the game.  The best teams here have worked with on another.  So it may
take a few years for us to get it to the level of the pros.  As you say I'm one of
the vets of the team, but this in only my second turf and I'm not all that good a
manager, not to take the lead in the contest, I'm more the support guy if you know
what I mean.  We'll be better next turf, we just have to work together buddy. -- Liam
the Goth

Jorja -- Yes, you are right on that, sadly. -- Liam
P.S.  Some of the old ones do change.

Owlin -- Madness has its good points, as for your problems send the info to one of
the other guys or girls and have them send it to me and I'll do all the math for you.
Great last turn by the way.  I would of liked to have finished your training but
that's the way the CDC go's buddy, just try to remember the talks we had on your
fighters, and all of the other stuff. -- Liam

Toker -- Hey good to see you too.  Hope life has been good to you.  Have fun and look
good doing it. -- Liam

Niles, Blackened, Killing Joke, Velvet Finish, Red Dragon, Jethro, and who ever else,
have a blast in AD. -- Liam

African Queen -- All little birdies work for the wise old "Owl-in."  Normal sparrows
aren't all that aggressive but neither are they 5 feet plus!  Besides I'm sure we've
met before... until next time.  May the wind be at your back! -- Sparrow

     I've heard that sparrows can be trouble in a mob; they've been known to drive
     off crows.  Or maybe I'm thinking of crows mobbing an eagle.  But you just can't
     tell with birds.  They're sneaky. -- Okel

The Bears Paw -- I do so love a good rivalry.  Bears vs. Birds.  Let's do this after
the tournament...once again. -- Raptor

Toker -- Welcome to the Dreadnaughts! -- Raptor

Congratulations to Land of Oz, Old Habits, and Kaos for their TVs.   And to all who
fared well in the Spring Tourney. -- Raptor

?!Charts?!  What charts???

Golden Nap -- Forgive me for waking thee. -- Elven Noblelady
P.S.  (Scomssdog millionaire--bankroll over! --Erl King)

Chong no nned no stinking chars! -- Tarzan

Hav you a'noticed Turf War turns "Duel 2" into "Win 2?" -- Pogo of an ephriam
P.S.  (and Oz a'turns it into "Break Win 2?")

Father O'Mallet -- How much did you have to pay the office golem to get all 20
characters of Sister Mary Sue E.'s name listed? -- Piggo

Bad Bear! -- I got the news, but next time you know *I'll* be... -- Your Huckle,
Beary!

Best Typo goes to ... Office Golen!  (Its 16-character miss-name, "Elven Nobleladey,"
ensures her popularity.) -- Big Lugh

Crip -- So, uh...has the Arenamaster been coming to your devense for very long then?
-- Changeling

Professor Marvel -- I *believe* Okel's a zoologist. -- P**k

Gore-gore-me/you/shadow/infirmary ceiling... -- Flibbertigibberin', eyes wide

The Scribe -- That is to say, good sire:  The team called *an Ephraim* has a manager
who is known as *Changeling.*  (among other unmentionables...)

     Okay, noted. -- the Scribe

Moloch is a *coward*!!!  (I cheered Tempus Fugit.)

("Size" should be renamed "height," no ? Sheila?  Anyone?  Bueller?)

     Not gonna happen.  Besides, it also takes in the issue of body mass. -- Okel

Niles and Blackened -- I hear that other arenas are once again attempting to come up
with Goodies for Graduating Gladiators.  I'm glad your graduating, mind, but I don't
see the whole "gifts" business, especially not while there's a contest going on.
We'd be out of gifts in no time, as fast as people move through here.  But I'd be
glad to buy you each a drink. -- Arenamaster Okel
P.S.  That's A drink.  One.  I'm not made of money, you know!

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

4 May 09
Players of Duel 2:

RSI wants to try, in a few arenas, a system that rewards role-play and general arena
involvement.  Our thoughts at this time are as follows, and feedback is earnestly
solicited:

1.  What to reward.
a.  Spotlights--they don't have to be involved and lengthy storylines, and in fact,
my own inclination is to say: anything game related and original (i,e,, not a
reprint), maybe set a minimum length.  I use TOGS here as my model--half a column as
formatted for the newsletter, and we don't judge the quality of the writing (so long
as the editor isn't grossed out), just the intent to make a positive contribution.
b.  A dm column where one is "due."  Again, no judgment on quality of writing, should
be dm-related, and I would say (this is just me) a minimum length of maybe five
lines.
c.  Personals.  More than just "you suck," or "good fight."  How much more doesn't
really concern me, and quality, other than "not offensive to the editor," should not
be an issue.  We don't want to encourage participation and then muzzle it.
d.  It has been suggested that a reward point or two be offered for running a full
team.  We could include this, but my own inclination would be to say that there would
be no points for this, but that those who don't make a clear effort on this
(accidents happen, so maybe something like "when the three-turn total of fights is
below twelve"?) aren't eligible for points on any turn until they get it back up to a
full team.

2.  How to reward it.
a.  We've been thinking nebulously about some kind of point system, obviously, as an
example, say 3 points for a spotlight, 2 for a column, 1 for personals, more points
here for what takes more effort, but some points for any effort.  This is in no way
final!  But some way to keep track of who is contributing and how much, and as non-
subjective as possible; this would be noted as each newsletter would be proofed.  A
way to clearly identify who's sending in what would help, but I can work it out by
referring to the warrior listings if I have to.
b.  But, assuming a point system, do the rewards, whatever they end up being, go to
the player who achieves a certain point total?  Is this calculated per turn, or as a
running total over as many turns as it takes to reach that point?  Or to the player
with the highest total on any given turn?  What about ties?
c.  What do the points get the player?  The current thought is X points gets a free
fight, probably replacing the "Popularity Leader's" free fight in the relevant arena.
That suggests only one player getting a role-play free fight on any given turn.  Is
this enough to encourage the newsletter participation we're hoping for?  Should we
convert "This Week's Favorite" to a role-play free fight also?  Or handle rewards in
some other way entirely?

3.  Where it happens.
The current thought is, try it in four arenas:  one in each region, and one slow
arena.  Who picks the arenas in question?  I'd be inclined to rule out those that are
doing fairly well already (Ardivent, Sunset, Lapur; Arkers, Morya, North Fork), but
is that wise?  Or even fair?  Darned if I know.  Places where it is NOT currently
intended to happen:  Transfer arenas.  Maybe rule out the no-tourney arenas as
current candidates, too?

If this seems to work well enough to be worth the effort, should we consider
extending it to more, eventually to all non-transfer, arenas?

This is not a "someday down the line we might" concept.  We want to do this, and
SOON.  Your feedback would be appreciated, for, against, changes, anything.  You can
email me directly at jputney zianet com (make sure it says DM in the subject line) or
send a diplo to scribe, any arena.

the Scribe

P.S.  Staff members not to be eligible for role-playing free fights.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
   welcome)
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the
Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

Scoring:
- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

Disputes:
- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

Prizes:
For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18
warrior)!

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.

Tripwire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACKENED butchered OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ORLANDO was slaughtered by LITTLE RAVEN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DEAD was murdered by DARQUE BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was slaughtered by FABULOUS FATHER M in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
QUILL was assassinated by OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUCK was demolished by MOLOCH in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
ATTERY defeated RAZOR in a 3 minute Challenge struggle.
VYNMORGATH overpowered LUMINOUS LOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MADAME BUTTERFLY overpowered JENNA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
JUSTICE FOR ALL vanquished NILES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
LAST CALL viciously subdued QUEEN OF TARTS in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LURKING FEAR was unbelievably bested by MEDEE in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
DEMONIC HEX was savagely defeated by TARZAN in a 6 minute Challenge competition.
FRASIER narrowly defeated SPARROW in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
SALSA ELEMENTAL was handily defeated by SPECTRE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CLIFF was assassinated by DROW in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
SISTER MARY SUEELLEN overpowered BARLEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ITHYIC THING devastated SMOKEY BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOTHER THERESA demolished FGC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
NIGHTSHADE was overpowered by SEB WITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SISTER MARYJANE beat NORM in a exciting 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
JACK KNIFE beat PROWL in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fray.
KURGER BING unbelievably bested KORTALIA in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
STRAFE was overpowered by SWAMP TURF HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STINGO RARR beat MY HUCKLEBERRY in a popular 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
DEATH KISS was defeated by XXL in a action packed 3 minute Challenge match.
PENEMUE overpowered AGOSERIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HOMEY D. CLONE was overpowered by AFRICAN QUEEN in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
RERUN handily defeated BARNEY BEAR in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
EARVLING KLASH slimly won victory over CARLA in a popular 3 minute Challenge fray.
SANITY LOSS savagely defeated PFM in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
FOUR ARMS savagely defeated PROFESSOR MARVEL in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
BULL SHANNON devastated ASBEEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GADREEL devastated FLOUR CHILD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
DAFNE devastated VELMA XAVIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ORCO savagely defeated GOLDEN CAP in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
BLUSHING CROW was overcome by NIN QUIRE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
CHRONALISS overpowered KITCHEN SINKS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
ASPHYXIA beat BAPHOMASHER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge competition.
PAUL handily defeated BREWMASTER in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
ELVEN NOBLELADEY was outlasted by SWAMP BURN HAMMER in a 13 minute Challenge duel.
NIKKO viciously subdued BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN in a popular 2 minute master's duel.
THE LION KING overpowered MASTER DARQUE in a 1 minute bloody uneven competition.
WINKIE demolished IVAN POISY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KODIAK was luckily beaten by HIGH TEST in a action packed 5 minute gory fight.
CHINA MILKMAID savagely defeated PUDDY in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fray.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute veteran's match.
STORM demolished SWAMP BOGG HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MICE CREAM overpowered RONDOL QUIGLO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
OBESE CAT was luckily beaten by PARIAH in a exciting 5 minute brutal struggle.
ROIS ANIN was devastated by BONECLAW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PINT was outlasted by BAD NEWS BEAR in a unpopular 8 minute battle.
SISTER BERNICE devastated COLOSSUS in a action packed 1 minute bloody one-sided bout.
POLARIS was defeated by LABATTS in a 2 minute master's fight.
SHIFTER was overcome by EMILEI LOIT MATCHES in a exciting 1 minute contest.
A TALE OF PAIN beat DEATH in a action packed 4 minute fight.
CHAOS BOAST was demolished by DAHAK in a 2 minute one-sided conflict.
BOGBANE handily defeated SPED in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
HADES was savagely defeated by BUMBLEBEE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal bout.
CUPS vanquished NIGHTCRAWLER in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
SWAMP MOSS HAMMER luckily beat SONNY URK in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
AGARIC was vanquished by NUM-NUM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BAAL was subdued by SISTER MARY-KATE in a 2 minute bloody novice vs. veteran duel.
GAUNTLYN demolished HILROC IBBINS in a 2 minute brutal mismatched duel.
GILGAMESH overpowered FLIBBERTIGIBBET in a 1 minute one-sided match.
EASY CHEESY was narrowly defeated by SWAMP SONG HAMMER in a 12 minute novice's fight.
ARAWN was viciously subdued by SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
YAMA subdued ACE OF BASE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute beginner's match.
DAUBER was subdued by EVISCERATE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BLIGHT'S BURDEN lost to JOE-SIX in a 2 minute brutal melee.
MONDORHOID handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
DEFECTIV KELUMBO won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's fight.
ICKYFOT was overcome by THE DROOLYMPICS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute beginner's match.
OTIS THE SKUNK slaughtered STREET LEGAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TRIPWHINE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 29         WALL OF STEEL     73 -  51 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     25         TOTAL PARRY      125 -  88 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         AIMED BLOW        54 -  49 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  18         STRIKING ATTACK  125 - 115 -  5      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         SLASHING ATTACK   55 -  71 -  6      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  22 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         BASHING ATTACK    66 - 102 -  8      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    89 - 140 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  39 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  16 -  0      27  |

Turn 276 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:

WALL OF STEEL      8 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     6 - 12         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   17 - 12     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       14 - 11     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  8                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534       17  12  0  126 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIKKO 6385                 13   3  0  148 LAND OF OZ (217)
TOTAL PARRY      MEDEE 5642                 26   9  0  128 THE OPERA (613)
SLASHING ATTACK  LAST CALL 5606             20  14  0  114 INDIFFERENCE (611)
BASHING ATTACK   LURKING FEAR 1755          17  11  0  102 ABYSMAL RITES (215)
WALL OF STEEL    DROW 5674                  16   7  1   96 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
PARRY-STRIKE     SPARROW 6411               11   9  0   83 RAPTOR (674)
AIMED BLOW       SEB WITE 6668               7   2  0   79 SPOONERTIKS (523)
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 TARZAN 5542.  The ten other most popular fighters were KODIAK 6487, 
LURKING FEAR 1755, OBESE CAT 6695, LAST CALL 5606, KORTALIA 6365, EARVLING KLASH 
6547, DEMONIC HEX 5530, PROWL 6460, XXL 6178, and SANITY LOSS 6518.

The least popular fighter this week was SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PINT 6851, ELVEN NOBLELADEY 6917, SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860, BAD 
NEWS BEAR 6486, ICKYFOT 6927, DEFECTIV KELUMBO 6926, BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903, 
FLIBBERTIGIBBET 6904, AGARIC 6509, and HADES 4959.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NIKKO (47-6385) LAND OF OZ (217)

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

BLACKENED (47-5531) OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
NILES (47-5860) SECOND BANANAS (573)