DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/15/2013    Duedate: 02/11/2013

NORTH FORK ARENA

DM-47    TURN-324

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOUTH SPOON
OTTODROME TW (728)
(47-7161) [13-11-2,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOUTH SPOON                    RACHAEL MADDOW
OTTODROME TW (728)             MSNBC (755)
(47-7161) [13-11-2,125]        (47-7632) [5-4-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORM                           REBEL SCUM
CHEERS (659)                   OTTODROME TW (728)
(47-6227) [8-18-1,78]          (47-7843) [2-3-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OBG! (765)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTODROME TW (728)          52
2. OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)        46      LAND OF OZ (217)
3. OBG! (765)                  41      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA! (760)               36
5. TEAM TOONS (764)            27      SHEWISH BUFFET (748)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SHEWISH BUFFET (748)      24  12  1 66.7   1/19*OBG! (765)               10  5 2
 2/ 3 LAND OF OZ (217)         691 430 24 61.6   2/ 4 LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)    10  5 0
 3/ 4 LES TURFISTES (727)       61  39  2 61.0   3/14 I HATE THEM (597)        10  5 0
 4/ 5 SECOND BANANAS (573)     245 164 21 59.9   4/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (396)       9  5 1
 5/ 7 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   358 246 26 59.3   5/ 2*SHEWISH BUFFET (748)      9  5 1
 6/ 6 BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)     24  18  3 57.1   6/12 LAND OF OZ (217)          9  5 0
 7/17*OBG! (765)                20  15  3 57.1   7/ 3 LES TURFISTES (727)       9  6 0
 8/ 9 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    97  74  3 56.7   8/16 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    8  6 1
 9/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         810 624 41 56.5   9/ 6 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)     8  6 1
10/ 8 ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)    106  82  9 56.4  10/ 1 FAST FOOD (724)           8  6 1
11/13 LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     43  34  3 55.8  11/11 BASH BROS PARK (766)      8  6 0
12/11 OTTODROME TW (728)        63  51  5 55.3  12/ 8 BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)     8  7 1
13/15 FAST FOOD (724)           72  60  2 54.5  13/18*THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)   8  7 0
14/12*MSNBC (755)               21  18  1 53.8  14/ 9*REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)  8  7 0
15/18 DARQUE FORCES (396)      243 215 18 53.1  15/24*ERRATA! (760)             8  7 0
16/22 BASH BROS PARK (766)      33  30  1 52.4  16/20 SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  3 0
17/16*SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)    18  17  2 51.4  17/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)   7  6 0
18-20 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      65  62  5 51.2  18/13*MSNBC (755)               7  7 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/25 I HATE THEM (597)         80  77  2 51.0  19/17 OTTODROME TW (728)        7  8 2
20/24 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)      81  82  9 49.7  20/23*SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)    7  8 1
21/27 SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)   19  20  0 48.7  21/15 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    7  8 0
22/28*THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)   17  18  1 48.6  22/10 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          6  4 0
23/30 HORNY GOAT X (750)        22  25  2 46.8  23/21 HORNY GOAT X (750)        5  8 0
24/29 CHEERS (659)              57  70  4 44.9  24/25 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)      5 10 0
25/32*ERRATA! (760)             16  20  0 44.4  25/22 IN QETERNUM (718)         5 10 0
26/37*REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)  19  26  0 42.2  26/26 JOMSVIKINGS (756)         5 10 0
27/33 IN QETERNUM (718)         69  96  5 41.8  27-27 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      4  1 1
28/31 GLORY DISCIPLES (744)     34  49  3 41.0  28/28*NUKE TEST (769)           4 10 0
29-35 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      64  93  5 40.8  29/35 GLORY DISCIPLES (744)     3  7 1
30/36 TORUS (32)               207 312 19 39.9  30/30 CHEERS (659)              3 12 0
31-38 THE BIZZARR (716)         29  45  4 39.2  31-32 NEW VENGEANCE (721)       2  3 0
32/34*NUKE TEST (769)           13  21  1 38.2  32/40*TEAM TOONS (764)          2 10 0
33/39 JOMSVIKINGS (756)         24  41  2 36.9  33/29 TORUS (32)                2 13 0
34/40*TEAM TOONS (764)          10  22  1 31.3  34-36 THE BIZZARR (716)         1  4 0
35-41 NEW VENGEANCE (721)       22  59  3 27.2  35-42 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The bar was quiet and warm, a steady snow drifted down lazily outside, while a
pleasant and walcome fire crackled in the fireplace.  All in all, the place was the
very picture of cozy tranquility, minus Skaven of Obsidian Order and Lucifer of
Devil's Rejects, both battered and bruised after a long brutal bar-room brawl.
     Both Skaven and Lucifer now manned brooms, sweeping up the scattered and broken
wreckage of what were beer steins, bottles, and bar stools.
     The barmaid stood and listened while writing, in two separate columns, all the
items Skaven and Lucifer destroyed.  The two bills would be expensive indeed.
     Alone with the barmaid, Glitter Boy sat atop the bar, chatting idly, slowly
kicking his legs and sipping a steaming mug of apple cider.  Now and then the barmaid
would laugh loudly at one of his jokes.
     Off in a corner, playing solitaire at an empty table, sat Vae Victus, manager of
In Qeternum and captain of the alliance Club Fed.  Vae sipped from a mug of beer,
turned a card, and swore.  He wasn't losing the game, but he was rather upset at the
erstwhile wayward waif of a companion, Glitter Boy.  Glitter was responsible for the
fight, after all.  But, to be honest, Vae wasn't upset about the fight--that was
amusing--he was mad at Glitter Boy because he had wandered in during the fight as
though he owned the joint, walked right up to the very pretty barmaid that Vae was
trying to sweet talk, and stole her away!  And now, NOW, there sat Glitter and the
barmaid, chatting away like life-long friends!  The nerve!  The gall!  The audacity!
Why did Glitter get all the girls?  Was it because he's pretty?  Was it because
Glitter was ten years younger than the next youngest in Club Fed?  Vae didn't know!
     But honestly, Vae thought, a manager should be an angry, sword-toting, meat-
eating, ruthless barbaric neanderthal!  Not some fashion-conscious, pretty... BOY!...
who was more likely to snap his fingers at you and slash you with scathing words and
witty remarks than to actually do anything manly... like fight!  Although, those
witty remarks did cut quite deep....
     Even if Vae wanted to fight Glitter Boy, just to show him the error of his ways,
he knew that wouldn't be wise.  Not because Glitter would win, but because Glitter's
forty-seven friends would show up out of the blue to fight for him and proceed to
gleefully stomp Vae's guts out so that Glitter wouldn't break a nail.  That's how
Glitter did business.
     And just to rub a little salt into that wound, all of those people would be
pretty boys as well.  That's just not manly or proper!
     Furthermore, a manly manager should bathe only when he HAS to, not because he
WANTS to!  And to run around, bathing DAILY, AND smelling good, that's an
abomination.  Period.
     But, by far the worst part of it all, was the fact that not only were Glitter
Boy's "gladiators" fighting, they were winning!  In fact, Glitter's team was the only
team in Club Fed that was scoring more wins than losses.
     Lucifer's team was obviously so shamed that they flat refused to fight!  Vae
Victus' and Skaven's teams were collapsing under endless and brutally effective
onslaughts.  And then along comes Glitter Boy with his merry collection of runway
underwear models he calls gladiators, and racks up victory after victory and makes it
look effortless!
     And that made Vae Victus want to cry....
     In a fit of rage, Vae stood up and threw his mug against the wall, where it
shattered explosively.
     The barmaid, still chattering away with the roguishly beautiful Glitter Boy,
simply began a third column for Vae Victus.
     Vae wailed in frustration.

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                  TWVIII Round 6 (and Halfway) Summary and Scores

* M*mbo wins round six, exploding with another 30+ point turn.
* Otto X (Ottodrome), copying Madwand, was big point gainer this fight turn with 16.
* Six no-play teams out of thirty-four. Boo! Not so good. (19 of 204 to date) 
* Best team W/L of the round results: (must fight all five)
  1. RND 1 Darque Forces (Master Darque) wins the round one cert with the only
     5-0-0-0 record.
  2. RND 2 OBG (Howlin Wolf) wins the round two cert with a 4-1-1-0, winning on kills
     out of a tie amongst seven teams at 4-1.
  3. RND 3 Willburys 47 (Rascally Rabbit) wins the cert on kills with a 4-1-1-0,
     beating out five others with 4-1-0-0.
  4. RDN 4 Le Turfistes (Le Pentarque) wins the cert, beating out two others on a
     kill, with a 4-1-1-0.
  5. RND 5 cert goes to Fast Foods (Madwand) whose 5-0-1 beat out another 5-0.
  6. RND 6 cert winner = Shewish Buffet (OAB) whose 4-1-1 was best of the four 4-1's.
* Madwand holds the accume fight point lead at 37.  Will he falter?
* Team leader with most accume wins at 22 is Shewish Buffet (OAB).  Two lurk at 19.
* Madwand's Fast Food has a massive lead with 63 accume total points.  Teammate Otto
  X's Ottodrome follows at 42.  No wonder M*mbo is rocking!
* Oz Feast Le Banana and M*AMBO are tied for style point lead at 32.
* Halfway points earned (based on Alliance W/L and participation) were: M*MBO = 25,
  LBA+ = 20, OFLB = 15, LOL = 10, and BOB/FED/PMS/GSVOP = 5.
* REMINDER: Tournament scoring is no longer a part of TW8. *****

ALLIANCE SCORES (Round scores/total score)
        Round Points    Fight       Style Participate     Team           To Date
M*MBO       +35         26/71        4/32     4/24        25/31            +158
LBA+        +11          4/41        2/6      4/24        21/26             +97
OFLB         +6         -3/11        4/32     4/23        16/20             +86
LOL         +11          6/-3        2/10     3/22        10/14             +43
BOB          +4         -3/-13       2/6      4/23         6/10             +26
GSVOP        +1         -3/-30       0/0      3/18         6/11              -1
PMS          +1         -2/-37       0/2      3/22         5/9               -4
FED          -5        -12/-57       4/18     3/19         5/6              -14
SHIV          0          0/-25       0/0      0/9          0/2              -14

Fi=fight points; St=style/DM points; Tm=team participate/tournament pts
TEAM SCORES(RND 6)     Record       fi/st/tm/TOT   TOTAL RECORD  TOT FI/ST/TM/TOT

M*MBO (Master Darque) 12-7-1-2      26/4/30/65      68-48-3-9     71/32/55/158
Fast Food (Madwand)    2-3-0-0      -2/4/1//3       19-10-1-0     37/20/6/63
Darque Forces (MD)     3-1-0-1       5/0/1/6        17-11-0-4      2/0/6/8
Bubba's TW(Bubba)      4-1-0-0       7/0/1/8        18-12-1-2      6/2/6/14
Ottodrome (Otto X)     3-2-1-1      16/0/1/17       14-15-1-3     26/10/6/42
ALLIANCE Score                    0/0/26/26               0/0/31/31

OFLB (Mannequin)      11-9-0-1      -3/4/5/6        62-47-1-4     11/32/43/86
Land Of Oz (Oz)        2-3-0-0      -2/0/1/-1       19-10-0-0     12/4/6/22
2ndBananas (Mann)      3-2-0-0       2/2/1/5        11-11-0-0     -2/10/5/13
Le Turfistes (LP)      3-2-0-0      -6/2/1/-3       19-11-1-0      7/12/6/25
Mystic(Slugbait)       3-2-0-1       3/0/1/4        13-15-0-4     -6/6/6/6
Alliance Score                    0/0/16/16                0/0/20/20

LBA+ (Assur)           9-10-1-0      4/2/25/31      67-48-3-4     41/6/50/97
Shewish (OAB)          4-1-1-0       8/0/1/9        22-7-1-0      27/2/6/35
Horny G (Grimm)        2-3-0-0      -2/0/1/-1       15-14-1-3      5/0/6/11
Cheers (Otis)          1-4-0-0      -2/0/1/-1       14-15-1-0      4/0/6/10
Bash Bro (Assur)       2-2-0-0       0/2/1/3        16-12-0-1      5/4/6/15
Alliance Score                    0/0/21/21               0/0/26/26

GVSOP (Howlin Wolf)    5-9-0-0      -3/0/9/6        35-52-3-1    -30/0/29/-1
Nuke (Malaquar)        1-4-0-0      -3/0/1/-2       12-17-1-1     -8/0/6/-2
OBG (Howlin Wolf)      4-1-0-0       5/0/1/6        15-15-1-0     -2/0/6/4
TeamToons (Baron B)    0-4-0-0      -5/0/1/-4        8-20-1-0    -20/0/6/-14
Alliance Score                    0/0/6/6                    0/0/11/11

LOL Stormlord)         9-5-0-0       6/2/13/21      54-53-0-4     -3/10/36/43
Alaska (Stormlord)     3-2-0-0       1/2/1/4        14-16-0-1     -2/10/6/14
Errata (JE)            3-2-0-0       3/0/1/4        13-17-0-0     -3/0/6/3
Kadath (Reaper)        0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0        10-8-0-1       1/0/4/5
Serpents (Khisanth)    3-1-0-0       2/0/1/3        17-12-0-1      1/0/6/7
Alliance Score                    0/0/10/10                0/0/14/14

SHIV (Uncle D)         0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0        14-27-0-1    -25/0/11/-14
Knight Club (Uncle)    0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0         9-9-0-0       2/0/4/6
Undergrads (Mandingo)  0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0         1-7-0-0      -7/0/2/-5
Thanatos (Alexander)   0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0         4-11-0-1    -20/0/3/-17
Alliance Score                    0/0/0/0                        0/0/2/2

PMS (Deep Thought)     7-8-0-0      -2/0/8/6        51-55-3-2    -37/2/31/-4
Nanas (The Mun)        3-2-0-0       1/0/1/2        17-12-2-1     -7/0/6/-1
Friends (Scruffy)      0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0         8-10-1-0     -5/0/4/-1
Jomsvikings (Sigurd)   1-4-0-0      -4/0/1/-3       10-20-0-0    -18/2/6/-10
MSNBC (Deep T)         3-2-0-0       1/0/1/2        16-13-0-1     -7/0/6/-1
Alliance Score                    0/0/5/5                    0/0/9/9

BOB (TGG)             10-10-0-3     -3/2/10/9       57-58-2-5    -13/6/33/26
I Hate (Rillion)       1-4-0-0      -5/2/1/-2       12-13-0-0     -3/6/5/8
Satan's (tDO)          3-2-0-1       2/0/1/3        16-14-1-3     -2/0/6/4
Willbury's (RR)        2-3-0-2      -8/0/1/-7       14-16-1-2    -13/0/6/-7
Lurocian (TGG)         4-1-0-0       8/0/1/9        15-15-0-0     5/0/6/11
Alliance Score                     0/0/6/6               0/0/10/10

FED (Vae Victus)       5-10-0-0    -12/4/8/0        36-58-1-8    -57/18/25/-14
Obsidian (Skaven)      1-4-0-0      -7/2/1/-4       12-17-1-0    -18/12/6/0
Devil's (Lucifer)      0-0-0-0       0/0/0/0         2-8-0-3      -9/0/2/-7
Qeternum (VV)          1-4-0-0      -9/2/1/-6        9-16-0-0    -22/6/5/-11
RMWP (Glitter)         3-2-0-0       4/0/1/5        13-17-0-5     -8/0/6/-2
Alliance Score                    0/0/5/5                     0/0/6/6

THE WARRIOR CHAMPIONS
Alex Trebek, Wilhelm Scream, Emily, Lawrence O'Donnell, Temptress, Suzy Suicide,
Ultima Regume, Gluttony, Latka, Dirt Bogart, Exposed, Lonely Truchor, Big Mac 

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (? , mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): JOHN WAYNE of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): HALIFAX of BOMBS AWAY (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 256): THE REFEREE of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 304): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 289): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 282): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 258): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 258): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 74): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 256): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 303): JASMIN of JADE WARRIORS (Brandon Massingale, mgr.)
                            LI KUI of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 281): KING MIDAS of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 280): INUYASHA of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NORTH FORK games.  Former top team FAST FOOD was 
unseated this week as OBG! moved up from 19th ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-2 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of OBG!.  
How else weeks like this one's 4-1-2?  How else the sudden move to 1st team?  The 
proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with I HATE THEM's team record!  A 
5-0-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 3rd place ranking.  My tutors were fond of 
telling me that the higher you rise the harder you fall.  This week ROYAL FLUSH went 
1-2-0 and fell 12 notches into 22nd!  My praise to SECOND BANANAS for their 4-1-0 
week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  
SOUTH SPOON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested EMERALD and was awarded 29 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, CHICKEN A LA KING put down EXPOSED, causing him to lose 14 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
FROSTY has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail SOUTH SPOON, Duelmaster of NORTH FORK!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In NORTH FORK "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in NORTH FORK these days is LAND OF OZ.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of DARQUE FORCES are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  DING DONG take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in NORTH FORK.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of 
fear lays hold of his heart.  True, RAVAGE?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of 
PRACTICAL GENE?  Surprising everyone, PRACTICAL GENE subdued RAVAGE, earning 21 
points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just desserts are the sweetest 
victory.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of LATKA who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought LATKA 
showed great skill and promise when he defeated BLIZZARD.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My sources at MSNBC stable claim they've 
never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of REV AL 
SHARPTON.  Beware ROOT WIZARD!  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape the vagaries of 
this world.  This week arena veteran EMERALD was slain, despite a 12-6-0 record.  
Cruelly, BLITZWING of DARQUE FORCES has slain the lesser ranked WARTHOG.  Word 
already flies around town that GLORY DISCIPLES plans a bloodfeud!  Walk proud, 
warriors of DARQUE FORCES!  By striking down WARTHOG you have avenged the honor of 
your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in NORTH FORK.  Dark alleys may hide both 
secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep 
vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in NORTH FORK.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - 
the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp 
Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOUTH SPOON 7161             13  11  2   125       OTTODROME TW (728)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LATKA 6940                   16   6  1   124       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SLUGBAIT 6329                13   1  1   121       I HATE THEM (597)
 YORL 7153                    13   5  0   120       LES TURFISTES (727)
 TEMPTRESS 6671               11   4  0   118       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 TALKEETNA 7047               22  16  0   110       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 WRATH 7428                   12   9  3   109       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 PAUL 6861                     8   3  0   100       CHEERS (659)
 NO BATHROOM 7764             14   2  1    96       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 THUNDERCRACKER 7467           8   6  0    96       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 NORTON 7010                  11   8  0    93       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 BLIZZARD 7119                13  10  0    92       FAST FOOD (724)
 DR. COX 7009                 11   5  1    92       SECOND BANANAS (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRACTICAL GENE 7349          11  11  1    88       OTTODROME TW (728)
 RAVAGE 7061                  14  19  2    87       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGO KAZOV 7100             16  15  1    86       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 DIRT BOGART 7430             10   5  2    86       LES TURFISTES (727)
-DROW 5674                    16   8  1    85       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 FRASIER 6224                 14  13  0    85       CHEERS (659)
 PETIT JARDINIA 7154          14   6  0    84       LES TURFISTES (727)
 CHICKEN A LA KING 7583        7   2  1    81       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 KHAN 7503                    10   6  1    78       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 NORM 6227                     8  18  1    78       CHEERS (659)
 ALEX TREBEK 7624              8   3  1    78       BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)
 CARLA 6225                   12  14  1    77       CHEERS (659)
 ULTIMA REGUM 7076            18  15  0    75       IN QETERNUM (718)
 ASTROTRAIN 7352              13   8  0    73       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 JACK B. NIMBLE 7446          11   8  0    71       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BLITZWING 7371                9  10  1    68       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASYLUM 7297                   7   7  1    66       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
-VENOMOUS CLEMENTINE 7580      6   0  1    66       SHEWISH BUFFET (748)
 HAM BURGLAR 7698              5   2  0    66       FAST FOOD (724)
 EVIL ONE 6586                 9   6  1    64       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 ACE HARDWARE 7492             8   5  0    63       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SOULTAKER 5455               13  10  0    62       I HATE THEM (597)
-CHAOS BOAST 5780             10  11  1    62       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 DILECTONON FERIO 7483         8  10  0    62       IN QETERNUM (718)
 STARSCREAM 7419               9  10  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 EXPOSED 7595                  7   2  1    58       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 ACCUSER 6589                  9   6  0    57       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEWARD FOLLY 7436            13   8  0    54       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 RACHAEL MADDOW 7632           5   4  0    54       MSNBC (755)
 ASP 7591                      5   2  0    54       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 MY LITTLE GTO 7745            5   2  0    52       OBG! (765)
 DING DONG 7516               10   4  1    51       LAND OF OZ (217)
-RAGLIN 7067                   8   7  0    50       THE BIZZARR (716)
 EINSTEIN 7622                 5   3  0    50       BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)
 MASTER DARQUE 6835           10   4  0    49       I HATE THEM (597)
 BRAVE NEW RODENT 7754         7   5  0    49       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 WRAITH 6587                   8   8  2    48       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 THE CREEPSTER 6328           10   9  0    46       I HATE THEM (597)
 MY LAST TWENTY 7793           5   2  0    46       THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)
 CLANCY 7713                   3   4  0    46       ERRATA! (760)
 ICE WIND 7758                 5   2  0    45       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 COBRA 7704                    5   2  0    45       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
-FENCE 7498                   10   6  0    44       LAND OF OZ (217)
 CHRISTOS 7549                 8   8  1    43       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 GAUTREK 7666                  6   5  0    43       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 AEGRE ID MILES 7659           6   3  0    43       IN QETERNUM (718)
 CAPTURED PORK 7581            4   3  0    43       SHEWISH BUFFET (748)
 CONVICTED BEEF 7578           5   2  0    41       SHEWISH BUFFET (748)
-SEPSIS 6522                   4   2  1    41       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 ODOBAN 7715                   4   3  0    41       ERRATA! (760)
 MILK STOUT 7594               3   4  0    41       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 AXEMAN EWING 7808             5   2  0    40       SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)
 ENCORE DEBOUT 7788            5   2  0    40       LES TURFISTES (727)
 KIKI 7485                     7   4  0    39       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 MIMI 7450                     5   4  0    39       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 CANUM MOERDART 7531           7   7  0    37       IN QETERNUM (718)
 BRO'TOR 7546                  6  10  0    36       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 LEGION 7440                   5   3  0    36       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 WHAT'D I SAY 7742             3   4  1    36       OBG! (765)
 TURQ 7548                     8   8  1    35       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 WENDY 7552                    5   5  1    35       FAST FOOD (724)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL LONEY 7804               5   2  0    34       SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)
 CHERRI BOMB 7716              3   4  0    34       ERRATA! (760)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONELY TRUCHER 7724           8   0  0    33       REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)
 ZEKE 7584                     5   4  0    33       LAND OF OZ (217)
 MIGHTY MANFRED 7738           4   3  0    33       TEAM TOONS (764)
 VALDEZ VENGEANCE 7834         3   3  0    33       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-NIINE 7064                    7   8  1    32       THE BIZZARR (716)
 DEPUTY FIFE 7768              4   2  0    32       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 RON 7507                      3   4  0    32       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 LAKEFRONT 7714                3   4  0    32       ERRATA! (760)
 YRSA 7671                     6   7  0    31       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 SURFER JOE 7770               4   3  1    31       OBG! (765)
 RU BRINGER 7510               3   4  0    31       LES TURFISTES (727)
-TUUMS 7065                    6   9  3    30       THE BIZZARR (716)
 AMBITIOUS LARD 7582           5   3  0    30       SHEWISH BUFFET (748)
 ROOT WIZARD 7660              3   4  1    30       BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)
 AVER 7667                     3   9  1    30       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 BUGS 7737                     3   4  0    30       TEAM TOONS (764)
-SHIFTER 5909                  3   5  0    30       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 HORNET 7842                   3   2  0    29       REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)
 CHRIS MATTHEWS 7631           3   4  0    29       MSNBC (755)
 GLUTTONY 7539                 7   7  0    28       OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
 SKY PILOT 7769                5   2  1    28       OBG! (765)
 MAUL CHOLESTEROL 7657         3   4  0    28       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 DOG ON THE LOOSE 7756         4   2  0    27       BASH BROS PARK (766)
 LOS ALAMOS 7801               3   4  0    27       NUKE TEST (769)
 FAIRBANKS GLOW 7639           6   6  0    26       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-JEZEBEL 7367                  5   6  0    26       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
-TAINTED WHEAT 7725            4   2  0    26       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 TEACUPS 7790                  7   0  0    25       THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)
-QUEEN OF THE SOUTH 7774       3   1  1    25       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SCUSBEE 7879                  2   0  0    25       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 VOLUND 7670                   4   9  1    24       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 BUBBA GUMP 7852               4   0  0    24       BUBBA'S TW ARMY (754)
 RATTLER 7654                  2   5  0    24       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 SITKA SERENITY 7796           2   5  0    24       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIMHILD 7668                 5   8  0    23       JOMSVIKINGS (756)
 KRYSTAL BALL 7884             2   0  1    23       MSNBC (755)
 FIRE ANT 7830                 3   3  0    22       REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)
 PARA 7767                     3   4  0    22       ERRATA! (760)
 M. CHARDONNAY 7687            4   3  0    21       SHEWISH BUFFET (748)
 BIKINI ATOLL 7799             4   3  0    21       NUKE TEST (769)
 THE DARK ONE 7747             4   2  0    21       I HATE THEM (597)
 OH BOY 7746                   3   4  0    21       OBG! (765)
-STING 7656                    3   2  0    21       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 BILL 7645                     2   5  0    21       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 MAGIC MIKE & IKE 7875         2   0  1    20       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 REBECCA 7789                  3   4  1    19       CHEERS (659)
 CHRIS HAYES 7695              3   4  0    19       MSNBC (755)
-DUNGEON PORTER 7837           2   3  0    19       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 SCALES 7833                   4   2  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD 200 (749)
 YELLOW BRICK 7864             2   1  0    18       LAND OF OZ (217)
 SLUG 7841                     2   3  0    18       REAL MEN WEAR PINK (757)
 DUMBO 7791                    3   4  1    17       THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)
 CAPTAIN PEACHFUZZ 7741        1   6  0    17       TEAM TOONS (764)
 MOORAUDER 7890                1   0  1    16       SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)
 OLD N BITTER 7851             3   2  0    15       HORNY GOAT X (750)
 REBEL SCUM 7843               2   3  0    15       OTTODROME TW (728)
-HEP-C 6545                    2   2  0    15       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NK 7800                       2   5  0    15       NUKE TEST (769)
 MANOWAR 7871                  1   1  0    15       GLORY DISCIPLES (744)
 FLY PIZZA PIE 7646            3   4  0    14       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-EPHEMERAL 6617                1   0  1    14       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 DEAD BULL 7855                1   2  0    11       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-DOURINE 6618                  1   0  0    11       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 MIGHTY MANFRED 7771           1   6  0    11       TEAM TOONS (764)
 ADEO MORI SERVUS 7782         2   4  0    10       IN QETERNUM (718)
 DIAPER LEEK 7887              1   0  0    10       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 STICKS AND STONES 7873        1   2  0     9       BASH BROS PARK (766)
-FEZZIK 7439                   1   3  0     8       THE BIZZARR (716)
 BREN DESILVA 7894             1   0  0     8       THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)
 SCOTT M 7872                  1   2  1     6       ALL-STAR NANA'S (457)
 THE BOMB 7883                 1   1  0     5       NUKE TEST (769)
 PUNCH THEM DOGIES 7877        1   1  0     4       SATAN'S RANCHERS (770)
-RANDOM HERO 7859              0   2  0     2       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
-JUDAS 7858                    0   2  0     2       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
 SIZZLER 7885                  0   2  0     2       FAST FOOD (724)
-WRECKLESS 7860                0   2  0     2       NEW VENGEANCE (721)
 THE WOODSMAN 7892             0   1  0     1       TORUS (32)
 MERCADIO HILDAGO 7895         0   1  0     1       THE WILLBURYS 47A (768)
-CENTESIS 6616                 0   1  0     1       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAXIMILLIAN             0  0 0                      MOORAUDER 7890        324  NONE
PAT 7644                2  2 1 ALL-STAR NANA'S 457  EXPOSED 7595          321   
CLOSED MONDAYS 7749     1  2 0 BASH BROS PARK 766   SNAGGLEPUSS 7739      320  REVENGED
OPPENHEIMER 7625        3  1 1 BUBBA'S TW ARMY 754  DIRT BOGART 7430      321  REVENGED
SMOKING CLOVER 7863     1  2 0 BUBBA'S TW ARMY 754  MAGIC MIKE & IKE 7875 324   
DEAD X 7891             0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396    TOTO'S REVENGE        324  NONE
GRIMLOCK 7865           0  1 0 DARQUE FORCES 396    WARTHOG 7870          322  JUST REVENGED
WARTHOG 7870            1  1 1 GLORY DISCIPLES 744  BLITZWING 7371        324   
EMERALD 7478           12  6 0 LAND OF OZ 217       SOUTH SPOON 7161      324   
LAWRENCE O'DONNE 7635   3  2 0 MSNBC 755            ASYLUM 7297           321   
REV AL SHARPTON 7866    2  1 0 MSNBC 755            ROOT WIZARD 7660      324   
HAY PATE 7647           0  3 0 MYSTIC ORC FEAST 416 DUMBO 7791            320  REVENGED
HIRO 7803               2  5 0 NUKE TEST 769        SURFER JOE 7770       324   
SIBERIAN WASTES 7802    1  3 1 NUKE TEST 769        QUEEN OF THE SOU 7774 321   
DATA 1 7888             0  1 0 OTTODROME TW 728     PIZZA VILLAIN         324  NONE
DATA 2 7889             0  1 0 OTTODROME TW 728     CARNIVOROUS FROG      324  NONE
DONETO 7534             5  4 1 OTTODROME TW 728     VENOMOUS CLEMENT 7580 323   
LUMBER JACK 7723        1  7 0 REAL MEN WEAR PI 757 SKY PILOT 7769        324   
THE GOLDEN EGG 7806     3  4 1 SATAN'S RANCHERS 770 PIZZA VILLAIN         324  NONE
GAIA 7813               2  1 0 THANATOS 771         REBECCA 7789          320  NOT REVENGED
HULK SMASH! 7867        1  2 0 TORUS 32             BANANA SPLIT          324  NONE
THE MESSENGER 7882      0  2 0 TORUS 32             TOTO'S REVENGE        324  NONE
THE PATHFINDER 7893     0  1 0 TORUS 32             KRYSTAL BALL 7884     324   
THE WATCHMAN 7881       0  2 0 TORUS 32             FRENCH FRYER          324  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Hot Flash!  The Face-to-Face Tourney will be in the 18th, 19th, and 20th of this
     month.  Get your strategies in by the 17th, please and thank you.

Deputy Fife -- Not fair, you hit me to hard and hurt my feelings. -- Fly pizza pie

Para -- That is what happens when you let your HDL get to high. -- Cholesterol

Slug -- I believe the chatzy color for slugbait is orange. -- Dead bull

Wreckless -- Don't believe the rematch will go my way.  But I'll put on a show either
way. -- Magic

Congratulations to Frosty, a cold, cold, Duelmaster.  (And shucks to us!) -- Oz the
All Jealous

Ultima Regum -- Nothing personal to In Qeternum, but this is FUN! -- Emerald

Hornet -- It was my own fault for being greedy.  Salute. -- Yellow Brick

Rachel Maddow -- Your cheap challenge sucks more than your politics. -- Zeke

Ham Burglar -- That was a meaty mean thing to do! -- Fence

The Creepster -- Hah!  Gotcha, ya traitor! -- Ding Dong

Remember, tournament points no longer count!  See the spotlight for more details. --
Oz the All Saddened

Happy New Year and Happy Face to all.  See you there in the new year. -- Oz and the
Land of Ozers

Yellow Brick -- On the contrary, my swamp-dwelling friend, I believe you CAN sting a
brick! -- Hornet, RMW Pink!

Root Wizard -- That was a nice sword, too.... -- Lonely Trucher

Petit Jardinia -- That was an excellent duel.  I thought I had you when I broke your
weapon.  Unfortunately, you had a backup and hit too hard. -- Drago Kazov

All -- Feed me more!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- Gluttony

Brave New Rodent -- You were indeed very brave to enter the arena against me.  Brave
but not Wise at all. -- Khan

Master Darque -- We at Obsidian Order send our condolences for the loss of Grimlock.
He was a new warrior that never got to truely enjoy his time in North Fork.  We hope
you find satisfaction in your search for justice in your Bloodfeud. -- Skaven

Norm -- Take that you no good...  Oh, he's on my team.  Whoops.  My bad. -- No
Bathroom

Chris Hayes -- You shouldn't have left yourself exposed like that.  I have the
ability to find any exposed body part! -- Ice Wind

Khan! -- You Bloodsucker! -- Brave New Rodent

Smoking Clover -- Probably better than sticks.  Definitely better than stones. --
Sticks and Stones

Oh, the pain!  We managed to squander a lead and let M*MBO share in the first half
top spot.  M*MBO, meanwhile, is playing the dark arena gamble, and it is paying big
dividends.  Forty points for two dark arena wins.  Will they make it 60 this turn?
Or will they play it safe?  I know most of us are hoping for a heat wave this turn!
-- Assur

For all those that have been writing spotlights, I applaud your writings!  You may
not get points in the TW contest for them, but you get points in my book!  Thanks,
one and all! -- Assur

With the ability to get negative points, LBA+ could reach for either side of the
spectrum...  Perhaps if we can't get first place because M*MBO is cheating the rules,
we could reach for the cellar! -- Assur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE GOLDEN EGG was butchered by PIZZA VILLAIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE MESSENGER was slaughtered by TOTO'S REVENGE in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
THE WATCHMAN was murdered by FRENCH FRYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HULK SMASH! was slaughtered by BANANA SPLIT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
DATA 2 was assassinated by CARNIVOROUS FROG in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DATA 1 was murdered by PIZZA VILLAIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
DEAD X was slaughtered by TOTO'S REVENGE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLITZWING executed WARTHOG in a 1 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
LATKA handily defeated BLIZZARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DR. COX was overpowered by TEMPTRESS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THUNDERCRACKER was narrowly defeated by TALKEETNA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WRATH handily defeated PETIT JARDINIA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
RAVAGE was demolished by PRACTICAL GENE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ALEX TREBEK was demolished by PAUL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DRAGO KAZOV beat JACK B. NIMBLE in a 2 minute master's Challenge conflict.
NORTON narrowly defeated FRASIER in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
ASTROTRAIN unbelievably bested ULTIMA REGUM in a 11 minute master's Challenge bout.
KHAN devastated SEWARD FOLLY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HAM BURGLAR savagely defeated DING DONG in a exciting 3 minute gory Challenge bout.
ODOBAN was overcome by STARSCREAM in a 2 minute bloody Challenge competition.
CANUM MOERDART was beaten by BRAVE NEW RODENT in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
ICE WIND subdued CHERRI BOMB in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
EINSTEIN was overcome by DILECTONON FERIO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
WENDY was handily defeated by ASP in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
AXEMAN EWING savagely defeated MAUL CHOLESTEROL in a exciting 2 minute Challenge duel.
CHRIS MATTHEWS was vanquished by MASTER DARQUE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ZEKE won victory over RATTLER in a action packed 5 minute Challenge bout.
AEGRE ID MILES handily defeated FIRE ANT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MIMI luckily beat YRSA in a action packed 6 minute brutal Challenge competition.
M. CHARDONNAY was overpowered by ENCORE DEBOUT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DEPUTY FIFE overcame FAIRBANKS GLOW in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CLANCY beat KIKI in a 2 minute Challenge match.
LONELY TRUCHER outlasted SITKA SERENITY in a 11 minute Challenge fight.
LAKEFRONT beat GLUTTONY in a popular 4 minute Challenge bout.
BUBBA GUMP overcame BILL in a 3 minute Challenge match.
VALDEZ VENGEANCE devastated OH BOY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FLY PIZZA PIE viciously subdued MIGHTY MANFRED in a 9 minute brutal Challenge battle.
SLUG unbelievably bested REBEL SCUM in a action packed 7 minute gory Challenge bout.
MAGIC MIKE & IKE killed SMOKING CLOVER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
HORNET vanquished DEAD BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SIZZLER was vanquished by YELLOW BRICK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
REV AL SHARPTON was murdered by ROOT WIZARD in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SLUGBAIT overpowered NORM in a 1 minute uneven battle.
YORL vanquished CARLA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome one-sided struggle.
SOUTH SPOON easily killed EMERALD in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Title fight.
EXPOSED was handily defeated by CHICKEN A LA KING in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
DIRT BOGART demolished ACE HARDWARE in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided match.
NO BATHROOM vanquished FIZBAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
AMBITIOUS LARD was overcome by GAUTREK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
CONVICTED BEEF lost to MY LITTLE GTO in a exciting 1 minute match.
CHRISTOS was handily defeated by EVIL ONE in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
ACCUSER overpowered BRO'TOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
TURQ was devastated by CAPTURED PORK in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
WRAITH slimly lost to RACHAEL MADDOW in a 2 minute fight.
THE CREEPSTER bested RON in a exciting 4 minute match.
BULL LONEY was bested by MY LAST TWENTY in a 1 minute brawl.
LEGION was overpowered by COBRA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SOULTAKER devastated DOG ON THE LOOSE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
MILK STOUT handily defeated BIKINI ATOLL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WHAT'D I SAY narrowly defeated RU BRINGER in a action packed 5 minute brutal fight.
CHRIS HAYES was handily defeated by MIGHTY MANFRED in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
DUMBO was viciously subdued by BUGS in a popular 2 minute bloody fight.
ADEO MORI SERVUS was savagely defeated by VOLUND in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
REBECCA was luckily beaten by TEACUPS in a popular 10 minute gory fight.
SURFER JOE slaughtered HIRO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NK was subdued by THE DARK ONE in a 4 minute battle.
LOS ALAMOS vanquished CAPTAIN PEACHFUZZ in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRIMHILD was bested by PARA in a 2 minute match.
AVER viciously subdued SCALES in a exciting 2 minute brutal contest.
SKY PILOT murdered LUMBER JACK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OLD N BITTER defeated MAXIMILLIAN in a 2 minute fight.
SCOTT M was unbelievably bested by BREN DESILVA in a exciting 3 minute amateur's duel.
STICKS AND STONES savagely defeated THE WOODSMAN in a 3 minute beginner's match.
MANOWAR overpowered PUNCH THEM DOGIES in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SCUSBEE handily defeated THE BOMB in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KRYSTAL BALL slaughtered THE PATHFINDER in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
MOORAUDER executed MAXIMILLIAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DIAPER LEEK handily defeated MERCADIO HILDAGO in a 1 minute uneven conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      27         TOTAL PARRY       99 -  81 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 23         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         STRIKING ATTACK  120 - 103 - 11      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     19         BASHING ATTACK    63 -  67 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK   108 - 115 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  21 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         AIMED BLOW       101 - 124 -  6      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         WALL OF STEEL     53 -  70 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   62 -  90 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  39 -  1      37  |

Turn 324 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        4 -  1     AIMED BLOW        13 - 14         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  8     LUNGING ATTACK    10 - 12         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK   13 - 10     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  7     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  8         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SOUTH SPOON 7161           13  11  2  125 OTTODROME TW (728)
BASHING ATTACK   LATKA 6940                 16   6  1  124 SECOND BANANAS (573)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLUGBAIT 6329              13   1  1  121 I HATE THEM (597)
LUNGING ATTACK   YORL 7153                  13   5  0  120 LES TURFISTES (727)
WALL OF STEEL    TALKEETNA 7047             22  16  0  110 ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
PARRY-LUNGE      DRAGO KAZOV 7100           16  15  1   86 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
SLASHING ATTACK  PETIT JARDINIA 7154        14   6  0   84 LES TURFISTES (727)
PARRY-STRIKE     KHAN 7503                  10   6  1   78 OBSIDIAN ORDER (715)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTIMA REGUM 7076          18  15  0   75 IN QETERNUM (718)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ICE WIND 7758               5   2  0   45 BASH BROS PARK (766)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORM 6227.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
REBEL SCUM 7843.  The ten other most popular fighters were REBECCA 7789, YRSA 7671, 
FRASIER 6224, RATTLER 7654, RU BRINGER 7510, NORTON 7010, STICKS AND STONES 7873, HAM 
BURGLAR 7698, AXEMAN EWING 7808, and YORL 7153.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTIMA REGUM 7076.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASTROTRAIN 7352, FLY PIZZA PIE 7646, TEACUPS 7790, LONELY 
TRUCHER 7724, GLUTTONY 7539, ZEKE 7584, MERCADIO HILDAGO 7895, THE BOMB 7883, PUNCH 
THEM DOGIES 7877, and LUMBER JACK 7723.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LATKA (47-6940) SECOND BANANAS (573)

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

FROSTY (47-7332) FAST FOOD (724)

                           AVOIDS, BLOODFEUDS, & CHALLENGES

                                       by Pagan

     Ever wonder how the whole challenge/avoid thing works?
     Who you fight depends on exactly how it works.  We will never know exactly how it 
works unless we can get a look at the coding for the program, but this is how I think 
it works:

The Situation:
     The system allows a warrior to make two separate challenges and two distinct 
avoids.
     Avoids are distinct in that they MUST indicate a specific team to be avoided, so 
a "double avoid" indicates a single team twice, which by default means you are 
avoiding one team.  In this case, the second avoid is a duplicate and therefore a 
waste of an avoid.
     Challenges are to specific warriors.  You have a first challenge, and then you 
have a second challenge.

The Process:
     First the computer removes all Dark Arena challengers from the list of available 
warriors.
     Second, the computer checks for WHO fights WHO by going though all TVs and 
bloodfeuds, which are 100% sure to go through except in four instances:
     1. the warrior challenged does not fight,
     2. the warrior challenged is also making a bloodfeud or TV challenge and that 
challenge has already been assigned,
     3. the warrior has already been assigned to a Dark Arena fight,
     4. that warrior has declared your team to be one of his warrior's avoids, 
reducing your challenge to 50%.
     Third, the computer assesses all the regular first-challenge warriors and assigns 
fights.  All other challenges are at 100% chance of success except in a few instances:  
warrior challenged is going to the DA, warrior challenged is involved in a previously 
assigned challenge, warrior challenged is not running this turn, or warrior challenged 
has avoided your team at 50% chance to avoid.
     Fourth, the computer assesses and assigns all secondary challenges of warriors 
not so far assigned for bloodfeuds and TVs.
     Fifth, the computer assesses and assigns all the regular second challenges.
     Sixth, the computer assigns random matchups in each available class starting with 
the highest class first.
     Seventh, the computer finds the remaining warriors that have successfully avoided 
all first and second challenges and/or who also did not get randomly assigned, AND for 
whom no more available warriors remain in their class for random pairing.  All of 
these warriors get RSI-generated warriors to fight based on their class.
     So, if I'm right and avoids reduce the chance for a challenge to 50%, then:
     In the absence of an avoid
          single challenge = 100% success
          double challenge = 100% success, then an additional 100% success
     Where an avoid is involved
          single challenge vs avoid = 50% success
          double challenge vs avoid = 75% (chance to avoid is 0.5 * 0.5 = 0.25; 1 - 
0.25 = 75% chance to succeed

     Bloodfeuds and TVs may increase the percentage chance of success above 100%, or 
they may not.  I feel that their increased ability to get through is based solely on 
the way the computer assigns challenges.  They are first, so they are most likely to 
go through.  The 100% chance for a challenge to succeed is 100% if it's a TV bloodfeud 
and you are the first one to get assigned a fight that day because you are also the 
Duelmaster.  But after that the chances start to diminish rapidly.
     The run-through for second challenges theoretically means your challenge should 
be 100% but it's not the case if you are the LAST guy the computer goes to for finding 
challenges.
     If you don't double challenge, you significantly lower your chance to get your 
challenge through.  The second challenge is not equal to the first challenge.

Pagan