DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2005    Duedate: 01/02/2006

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-212

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOLENT IRIS
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3323) [16-7-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOLENT IRIS                  GUTHHILD MIDWALL
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
(52-3323) [16-7-0,111]         (52-3611) [5-2-2,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       HORRID HOLLY
DARK RAIDERS (78)              FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3319) [9-14-0,99]          (52-3334) [13-9-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          34
2. ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)         31      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. DARK RAIDERS (78)           27      Unchartered Team
4. ICELANDERS (371)            21
5. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       20      ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*QUINTIC DEATH (57)         1   0  0  100   1/ 4 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       10  5 0
 2/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       390 241 10 61.8   2/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       10  5 0
 3/ 4*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       22  14  3 61.1   3/ 2*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  4 0
 4/ 3*SITTEES (359)             14  10  1 58.3   4/ 3 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)    8  6 0
 5/ 5*BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     19  17  1 52.8   5/ 6*ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       8  7 2
 6/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       239 228 12 51.2   6/ 5 DARK RAIDERS (78)         7  6 0
 7- 8*THE CHURCH (369)          15  15  0 50.0   7/ 7 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     7  7 2
 8- 9*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      10  10  4 50.0   8/ 9*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      7  7 0
 9-11*THE FALLEN (373)           5   5  1 50.0   9/14*ICELANDERS (371)          7  8 1
10/16*SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      21  23  0 47.7  10/10*BLEAK LEGION (364)        5 10 0
11/12 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    149 167 24 47.2  11-12*THE FALLEN (373)          4  1 1
12-13 LETHAL WEAPONS (74)       40  45  3 47.1  12-13*HOPLITES (376)            4  6 0
13-14*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)       8   9  2 47.1  13-11*RED KNIGHTS (370)         3  2 0
14/15 DARK RAIDERS (78)        141 159  7 47.0  14- 8*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      3  6 1
15/17 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)    44  60  3 42.3  15-17 LETHAL WEAPONS (74)       2  2 0
16/20*ICELANDERS (371)          12  18  1 40.0  16/15*SITTEES (359)             2  2 0
17-18*RED KNIGHTS (370)          8  12  0 40.0  17-18*THE CHURCH (369)          2  3 0
18-19*HOPLITES (376)             4   6  0 40.0  18-19*QUINTIC DEATH (57)        1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/21*BLEAK LEGION (364)        10  25  1 28.6  19-20*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      1  4 1
20/ 0*DARK DRAGONS (378)         1   4  0 20.0  20/ 0*DARK DRAGONS (378)        1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                                   Heathen's Cafe

     Hello all!  I trust that everyone had a great time with the mail-in tourney?
     Well, hopefully, we will have generated some discussion from last turn's
question and with that goal in mind I'd like to pose another:  what does it mean when
a warrior has the opportunity to attack but doesn't?  Low Initiative or Attack
skills?  Perhaps low Activity Level or Offensive Effort?  Something else entirely?
I've always found this curious so maybe you guys could help me out.
     Until next time....

                                   Heathen Hatebred

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                                  Questers Contest!

     We are a third of the way through the contest as of last turn.  Still we see the
same teams leading.  Heathen and his Odin's Chosen hold on to the lead for yet
another round.  However, it seems that Crip and Lady Fern are trying to close the
gap.  Blood & Guts! made a push forward and move up from seventh to fourth!  Good
job!  Dark Raiders landed in fifth, and Assassin Nation fell to seventh.  While I, as
always, didn't make any headway and stayed in sixth.  After that, nobody really moved
anywhere.  I left out the teams that haven't fought in the contest.  If and when they
come back, I will list them again.  Good luck to all and may all your enemies' blood
flow freely

                                             Toker, Co-Host

     Place shows this turn's place first, followed by last turn's place.  (LT) is for
last turn's score, (TT) is for this turn's score, and (Total) is for total score.

Place  Team/#/Mgr.                                   LT   TT  Total
1/1    Odin's Chosen (368) mgr. Heathen Hatebred     67   -1   66
          Scout -- Kykensteinburg #3613
          Champion -- Bloodeagle  #3631
2/2    Otto's Part (150), Crip                       59   -1   58
          Scout -- Brain Tumor  #3502
          Champion -- Cauliflower Ears  #3424
3/3    Flower Girls (189), Lady Fern                 43   12   55
          Scout -- Insolent Iris  #3577
       Champion -- Rambling Rose  #3659
4/7       Blood & Guts! (365), Le Pentarque          38    8   46
       Scout -- Tonelle #3634
          Champion -- Igor Malmort  #3594
5/4    Dark Raiders (78), Fangthayne                 41    3   44
          Scout -- Psychosis  #3651
          Champion -- Dead
6/6    Silver Knights (361), Toker                   39   -1   38
          Scout -- Lord Davos  #3577
          Champion -- Ser Arthur Dayne  #3575
7/5    Assassin Nation (186), Ghab                   39   -5   34
          Scout -- Mayhem  #3537
          Champion -- Viscious  #3508
8/10   Fallen (373), Azrealus Prime                  23    9   32
          Scout -- Creandal  #3654
          Champion -- Badda Bang  #3656
9/11   Bronze Knight (362), D.K. Wasby The Great     22    0   22
          Scout -- Ser Jamie  #3578
          Champion -- Lord Jon snow  #3580
10/12  Force of Five (367), Wulfhere                 22   0   22
          Scout -- Gord the Rogue #3607
          Champion -- None
11/13  Springborne Fair (305), Still                 19    0   19
          Scout -- Orgami Orc #3091
          Champion -- Gnarly Gnome #2918
12/14  The Church (369), Rev. Bob                    17    0   17
          Scout -- The Elder #3618
          Champion -- The Deacon #3619
13/15  Red Knights (370), Dok Sik                    17    0   17
          Scout -- Ser Red Scar #3623
          Champion -- Lord Red Scorpion #3625
14/16  Incarnations (281), Papaiz                    13    0   13
          Scout -- Step-up!! #3627
          Champion -- None
15/17  Icelanders (371), Staghorn                     9   -2     7
          Scout -- List Borb  #3696
          Champion -- Skjott Hifna
16/19  Odd Odious Orcs (374), Slugbait                2   -1    1
          Scout -- Abhorrent Ant #3668
          Champion -- None
17/18  Bleak Legion (364), Expatriate                 3   -3    0
          Scout -- Old Grim #3593
          Champion -- None

     In case of a tie, we will check the best win percentage since the beginning of
the contest.

                                        Questions!

     Lady Fern, as far as I can tell (and I did go over it!), Rambling Rose has been
scored every time, even though the editor has omitted her in the contest spot.  If I
am wrong and you find she hasn't been scored, email me and I will do my best to
correct it.
     Staghorn, I apologize for not listing Skjott Hifna as your Champion.  You did
declare him on T-209.  I have rectified your score accordingly.  I don't know how we
missed it, but we did!!!  Those were the only questions I have seen.  If there are
more you can contact me at:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com, p-ads, or by diplo to Silver
Knights (361).

                                                  Good luck!

     I plan on leaving a list of requirements, scoring formula, and prizes printed
throughout the contest for easy reference.  (I try my best!  LOL)

Requirements!

1)  Only ONE team per manager entered in the contest.  Only one active team in
    Fratsfa during the contest, PERIOD!
2)  Only one TP on your team at a time.  (If it dies, then you may replace it.)
3)  You must declare (1) warrior as your team scout.  Points will not be scored until
    a scout is declared!!!
4)  You do not need (3) three warriors in the initiates class to compete.  FE does
    not play a factor for eligibility!!!!
5)  If you bloodfeud, you must use a different warrior each time to score the FB
    points.  (If a warrior is used twice, he will only be awarded the points for the
    win or point subtracted for the loss on the second bloodfeud.
6)  You must declare your team in the p-ads to be entered.
7)  A champion and scout cannot be the same warrior.
8)  Champions are not required (manager's choice).  Champions must be declared on
    their first fight of the contest!

Now to the scoring formula:
Wins + Kills - Losses = Base score
Base score + Variant score = Total score

BASE SCORE POINTS:
Win = +1 pt
Kill = +1 pt
Loss = -1 pt

VARIANT SCORE POINTS:
Scout Win = +2 pts
Scout Loss = -2 pts
Scout death = -5 pts
Champion win = +3 pts
Champion loss = -3 pts
Stylemaster for turn = +1 pt
Most avoided team = +2 pts
Successful Bloodfeud = +2 pts
Failed Bloodfeud = -2 pts

     Let's say (A) team goes 3 - 2 - 2 = 3 wins + 2 kills - 2 losses = + 3 base
score.  Team (A)'s champion won (+3 pts) and is style master for the turn (1 pt).
His scout lost (-2 pts) for a total turn score of +5 pts.
     Now, let's say team (B) goes 1 - 4 - 1 = 1 win + 1 kill - 4 losses = - 2 pts
base score.  His scout won (+2 pts) and the scouts win was a successful bloodfeud (+2
pts).  So, the total points for this turn would be +2 pts.  (There was no champion on
this team.)
     +25 bonus points will be given to managers that submit a brief history (5
paragraph minimum) including manager alias and stable name by the contest's third
turn.  These  points will be added to the team by T-210.

**** On to the list of prizes ****
1st Place "Fratsfa's Ultimate Victor"
   1)  Twelve (12) Rollup gift certificates transferred to 1st place manager.
   2)  Renaming of Fratsfa arena for six (6) months.
   3)  Renaming  of Dark Arena monsters:  Wurmkin, Bandit Prince, and Black Orc.
   4)  One (1) favorite's potion. *
   5)  One (1) +1 bonus skill potion. **
2nd place
   1)  Eight (8) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
   2)  Renaming of Dark Arena monsters:  Dark champion and High Elf.
   3)  One (1) favorites potion. *
   4)  One (1) +1 bonus skill potion. **
3rd Place
   1)  Four (4) rollup gift certificates transferred to 3rd place manager.
   2)  Renaming of Dark Arena monsters:  Mountain Troll and Shewish Giant.
   3)  One (1) favorites potion. *
   4)  One (1) skill bonus potion. **
4th Place
   1)  Three (3) gift certificates transferred to 4th place manager.
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
   3)  Rename Dark Arena monster, Stone Golem.
5th Place
   1)  Two (2) Rollup certs
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
   3)  Rename Dark Arena monster, Spy Master.
6th Place
   1)  One (1) rollup cert.
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
7th-10th Place
   1)  One (1) favorite's potion *

     All teams who fight at least 67 of the possible 75 fights will get (1) free
tournament entry for a warrior of the team that competed in Fratsfa in the first
tournament after the completion of Fratsfa's Quest for the Best.

****NOTE****

* -- All potions must be used within (2) turns of the contest end, and on an initiate
(tournament class) or higher character on the same team that competed in Fratsfa;
this is non-transferable.

* (1) One favorites potion gives all faves:  Rhythm, tactic and weapon.
** (1) One + 1 skill bonus potion gives +1 to one skill

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                                  "Heathen's Cafe"

     Tactics are tricky things.  I don't have any real answers to your question, just
my observations and beliefs.  I always try out the tactics that are suited to a
warrior's style, and if it works I keep using it.  I've discovered that tactics work
better for warriors who have the skill base to handle the penalty.  We know that
every style has suited tactics, but like everything in this game, it's much more
complex than that.  I think it's like weapon suitability, well-suited, marginally
suited, and unorthodox.  Each style might even have a classic tactic and each warrior
a favored tactic.
     Case in point, I had a Slasher who went stupid whenever I used the slash tactic,
but went ballistic when I used Decise.  You just have to play with it until you find
what works.  I've done a lot of experimenting and I've learned to never neglect a
tactic just because it's not suited to a warrior's style.  A decisive lunger is a
frightening thing.  Also, if your warrior has a weakness, a tactic can help make up
for it.  Always use a tactic when on the defensive, especially if your warrior has a
wit statement  for the skill associated with the tactic.
     One more thing to remember, tactics can be the great equalizer in style vs.
style matchups.  Well, I hope that helped.  I am better with specific styles so if
you have any style based questions fell free to ask (openly or by diplo) and I can
give you more specific answers (my answers anyway).

                                             The Expatriate

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out FRATSFA to see 
what's new.  Uncool, ODD ODIUS ORCS.  I mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed 
to fight?  I say use 'em for training practice!  The guys at ICELANDERS like really 
pulled together to get a 4-1-1 this turn, moving up by 5.  What was the name of that 
team who got 4-1-1 this turn for a total 22-14-3 you ask?  (Sure)  ODIN'S CHOSEN's 
their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for MAYHEM?  ASSASSIN NATION's 
proud of him after beating GARBLE GOBLIN and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  SER ARTUR DAYNE's match with GANGRENE cost him a loss of 12 points!  Was 
that a tear I saw in INSOLENT IRIS' eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
TORMENT fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  SILVER KNIGHTS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
21-23-0 record really that scary?  I don't know what ODIN'S CHOSEN's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from SILVER KNIGHTS, that's fer 
sher.  Can BLEAK LEGION's BLACK VIPER be more popular than me?  He was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?  HORRID HOLLY must not be a good enough fighter to 
get in fair fights.  She challenged BRAIN TUMOUR.  14 is a big difference.  (Well, 
that's what they tell me.) I thought HORRID HOLLY showed great skill and promise when 
she lost to BRAIN TUMOUR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All FRATSFA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  I was SO depressed when I heard BLACK VIPER got killed.  He 
was just a kid, and didn't get a fair chance in FRATSFA, or anything!  What a bummer! 
GARBLE GOBLIN got wasted by MAYHEM!  But with a 10-8-0, I guess SPRINGBORNE FAIR 
aren't too bummed.  That was so totally rude when MAYHEM wasted GARBLE GOBLIN.  I 
think all you warriors in FRATSFA should gang up on ASSASSIN NATION!  PANDEMIC really 
fought hard against SEVERITY.  That'll teach ASSASSIN NATION not to go and kill any 
of DARK RAIDERS' guys again, huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do? 
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  FRATSFA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           16   7  0   111       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424        15   9  0   101       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 PANDEMIC 3319                 9  14  0    99       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 TORMENT 3523                 11   6  1    98       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            11   1  0    95       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 COLLAPSED LUNG 3380          16  10  2    93       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORRID HOLLY 3334            13   9  0    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 MAYHEM 3537                  12   4  2    82       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-SHOCKER 588                  14   6  0    75       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
 GANGRENE 3344                 9   6  1    74       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 SEVERITY 3538                10   6  2    72       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-WILD THING 382               10  13  0    67       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICIOUS 3508                  9   5  1    65       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICE 3343                   9   6  0    56       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611         5   2  2    56       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575          6   3  0    52       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 KYKENSTIENBURG 3613           7   0  1    40       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 IGOR MALMORT 3594             4   3  0    40       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 RAMBLING ROSE 3659            5   0  0    38       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORIGAMI ORC 3091              4   4  0    33       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         4   5  0    33       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633          3   3  0    33       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-PUMPKINHEAD 1244              3   1  0    33       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
-ABHORRENT ANT 3668            2   2  1    33       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-SHY ANN 3562                  2   2  1    33       SITTEES (359)
-LADY RED HAWK 3624            3   1  0    32       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 TONNELLE 3634                 5   1  1    31       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632          4   2  0    31       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 BLOODEAGLE 3631               5   2  0    30       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 TENTPEG TROLL 3663            4   1  0    29       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596          3   5  0    28       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SOON 3572                 3   1  0    25       SITTEES (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DEATH 3649             4   2  0    23       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-BADDA BANG 3656               2   0  1    21       THE FALLEN (373)
 ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678           2   2  0    21       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SKJOTT HIFNA 3660             2   3  0    21       ICELANDERS (371)
-NERVOUS NEOPHITE 3664         2   2  0    21       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-SOUL NOVA 3685                2   0  0    21       HOPLITES (376)
 LORD DAVOS 3577               5   4  0    20       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SIGURD 3648                   3   3  0    20       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
-LORD RED SCORPION 3625        2   2  0    20       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 BYRON 3559                    4   1  0    19       SITTEES (359)
 LIST BORG 3696                2   0  0    19       ICELANDERS (371)
-THE DEACON 3619               3   3  0    18       THE CHURCH (369)
-SER STEEL 3579                2   2  1    18       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 PSYCHOSIS 3651                4   2  2    16       DARK RAIDERS (78)
-SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         2   2  1    16       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 HASKISON 3676                 2   2  0    16       ICELANDERS (371)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573           3   6  0    15       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-DANNY GLOVER 3652             1   0  0    15       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
-GRAENDEL 3654                 1   1  0    15       THE FALLEN (373)
 LOST LOVE 3700                1   1  0    15       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-THE ELDER 3618                4   2  0    14       THE CHURCH (369)
 ELDR 3712                     1   0  1    14       ICELANDERS (371)
-DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         2   2  1    13       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-LORD JON SNOW 3580            2   2  1    13       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610           2   5  0    13       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
-SER RED HAND 3621             1   3  0    13       RED KNIGHTS (370)
-CLERKOFSESSION 3681           1   0  0    13       THE CHURCH (369)
 MERCILESS MUM 3675            2   2  0    12       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-ARMED RESPONSE 3683           1   1  0    12       HOPLITES (376)
 OAK LEE 3563                  3   2  0    11       SITTEES (359)
 FUNOR DREPA 3661              3   2  0    11       ICELANDERS (371)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697         1   1  0    11       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665         2   2  0    10       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 OLD GRIM 3593                 1   6  1    10       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-HARKAHN 298                   1   0  0    10       QUINTIC DEATH (57)
-C.H.U.D. II 1848              2   2  1     9       LETHAL WEAPONS (74)
-LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684           1   1  0     9       HOPLITES (376)
-SER GREGOR CLEGANE 3650       2   1  1     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-SER JAIME 3578                2   2  0     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-THE USHER 3620                1   5  0     8       THE CHURCH (369)
 AYDINDRIL 3704                1   0  0     8       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-PRINGEL 3657                  1   1  0     7       THE FALLEN (373)
-SER RED SCAR 3623             1   3  0     6       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 SER GALAD 3714                1   0  0     6       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 CRAFTY CROCUS 3693            1   1  0     6       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SER RED IRON 3622             1   3  0     6       RED KNIGHTS (370)
 BRENT WOOD 3588               1   2  0     5       SITTEES (359)
 RACK'MD ORK 3694              1   1  0     5       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
-TOWEL 3698                    1   0  0     5       THE FALLEN (373)
-ABSOLUTE GRACE 3687           0   2  0     2       HOPLITES (376)
 BROKEN VOW 3699               0   2  0     2       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-TRAMMEL 3655                  0   2  0     2       THE FALLEN (373)
-OPAL AVENGER 3686             0   2  0     2       HOPLITES (376)
 DRAGHKAR 3702                 0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 AZRITH 3705                   0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 BIG-JOB 3713                  0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
-THE RECTOR 3682               0   1  0     1       THE CHURCH (369)
 NUMB SKULL 3703               0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 BAM BAM 3701                  0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CALM CALAMITY 3711            0   1  0     1       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 2   0  1 0   1                   ELDR 3712             212 NONE    
BLACK VIPER 3590       4  3 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 212         
YOUNG GRIM 3589        0  5 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      SER LORAS TYRELL 3582 210         
THE STEWARD 3616       3  2 0 THE CHURCH 369        SHY ANN 3562          209         
SORROW 3571            5  2 0 DARK RAIDERS 78       SEVERITY 3538         210 JUST REV
VOLATILE VERBENA 3536  2  3 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 210 REVENGED
HASKI HAGGUR 3635      0  2 0 ICELANDERS 371        LORD JON SNOW 3580    208 NOT REVE
RAPTR 3695             0  1 0 ICELANDERS 371        BADDA BANG 3656       211         
GARBLE GOBLIN 2932    10  8 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  MAYHEM 3537           212         
BETSY BOGGLE 3680      0  1 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  ABHORRENT ANT 3668    210         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

But, Toker The Stud, Volatile Verbena DID defeat Igor Malmut, the champion of Blood &
Guts in her fight just before her untimely death at the hand of Guthhild Midwall.  We
have the fight in hand to prove it!  GIVE US BACK OUR WELL-EARNED POINTS!  You cad!
Why did you do this?  Just wait until my girls get hold of your gonads! -- Lady Fern
P.S.  Perhaps you speak of Igor's commission input error which should certainly earn
him a reprieve from the lost points.  But it should not cause an impact on Verbena's
accomplishment in winning the random match with a warrior.  (She did fight fairly;
she did win; she did not cause the commission error.)

Ghab!  Of course!  Makes sense to my Flower girls.  Come on over and test the wares!
-- Lady Fern

Ser Von Darkmoor -- Wow!  You know how to use that big thing, don't you?!  Good thing
I like it quick.  (wink)  Do you think you could do it again?  I'm ready.... --
Crafty Crocus

Heather -- As to tactics, we believe in using them at all levels at all times.  They
are always of value.  However, it is important to know the "gives and takes" that
occur with their usage.  If one does not understand tactics or does not use them
well, one is best running open. -- Lady Fern and The Flower Girls.

Hey, Toker, this big "roll in the sands" is not over by any means.  It will not be
over until that last arena climax.  I suspect that you will see some of us make
Heather and Crip "cry out" soon, and not necessarily in ecstasy.  Just look at what
Blood & Guts did last round.  In other words, "It ain't over 'til the fat lady
sings". -- Lady Fern (checking her crystal ball)

Heathen -- That was a good set up and preparation for Holly.  Great anticipation.
Alas, Holly was in good form.  And thank you for both the compliments. -- Lady Fern

Toker -- The Flower Shoppe Regular, we are enjoying the contest.  Business has never
been better at The Flower Shoppe, both downstairs and up.  We would gladly support
another similar event soon. -- Lady Fern

Guthhild Midwall -- Take that, you murderer!  I didn't kill you like you did Verbena
because I wanted to make use of your weapon for my own pleasure.  And a nice one it
was too!  Lucky you. -- Horrid Holly

Cauliflower Ears -- It was such fun wrestling around with you.  Thank you for letting
me have the top position.  (wink)  Crip is sooooooo nice to us girls. -- Insolent
Iris

Igor Malmort -- You were too much man for me!  And I loved every second of it!  Let's
try it a little slower, Luv.  Meet me in Room 202 in The Flower Shoppe.  Soon.
(wink) -- Merciless Mum

Bob Le Canadian -- Perhaps you thought I would be easy?  Well, some days....  I would
truly enjoy hosting you at The Flower Shoppe.  Come on over; I'll sit on your lap and
we'll talk about the first thing that comes up between us!  (giggle) -- Rambling Rose

Flowers, like girls, need some chastising, from time to time, no?  I wish the nice
lads with names like Mutilate would cut some.  I got trampled by a Rose.  Ack. -- Bob
le Canadien

Merciless Mum -- Do you also like my style? -- Igor who can't even tell the
difference between a girl and a flower

You're welcome, Sigurd. -- Aubin

Heathen -- I guess you just have to meet my guys to learn beautifully! -- Le
Pentarque, frowning at his slow learners

Thanks, Toker, I hope you'll manage to clear the little scoring issues.  Good luck on
the sand.

Ghab -- For your information, my warriors have been on maintenance and thus the
avoids remained the same.  Now that I have resolved this problem perhaps everyone
will quit crying! -- Staghorn, mgr. Icelanders

Toker/Wasby -- My new Champion will be ELDR.  This turn (212) will be his first.  So
please list him as my champ. -- Staghorn, mgr. Icelanders

Ghab -- Believe it or not there is no conspiracy to sandbag all of the "most avoided"
points.  I'm just as curious as the rest of you actually!  According to diplos I
received it was due to Staghorn having his guys on standby so perhaps it will be
fixed this turn?  Believe me, despite turn 211 being a rough one, I have no problem
winning this contest on the sands! -- Heathen Hatebred

Le Pentarque -- Ah, you've spoken a bit too soon.  I as wondering when my luck would
run out and it appears it has for the moment!  Those fight strings can be fickle
things!!  I see you're coming up quickly though and I wish you continued success--
except against me of course!  (big grin) -- Heathen

Lady Fern -- As I suspected, I couldn't prepare Guthhild for Horrid Holly.  Since I
doubt you will send Insolent Iris next for obvious reasons perhaps I'll be better
prepared for a more evenly matched fight this turn--maybe Rambling Rose?  I sure
would like to make you lost those champion points!  Either way I look forward to the
impending Bloodfeud! -- Heathen Hatebred

All -- Alas and alack my Champion has succumbed to the glory of the tourney.  Some
other fighter's glory, that is.  Stupid stat-monger.  It's funny where my head was
at, experimental wise, back when.  Don't get me wrong, I still stat-monger, just not
to such an excessive extent.  Fulfilling the role of Champion will now be Garble
Goblin (2932). -- Still the Distiller

Toker -- My suggestion for the next tournament is to do away with the points for most
avoided team.  This can be (and is being) abused.  I believe the desired result of
this scoring measure could better be realized by penalizing the team listed as
avoiding the most avoided team.  I would subtract two or three points for this one.
It would keep avoids to a minimum. -- Ghab, Assassin Nation

Collapsed Lung -- Different result than when first we met.  I am much more pleased
with these results.  Thanks for keeping the throne warm for me. -- Torment

Gangrene  -- You do know you lose points when you lose a bloodfeud, right?  Not to
mention what else you might lose.... -- Severity

Wow...A bad matchup for me in the Dark Arena!  Thankfully, I am immortal so I can now
retire in peace.  Good luck to everyone. -- Mutilate

All -- Mutilate is being retired.  A standard, run-of-the-mill Slasher design.
Graduated with a Masters in Attack, Ad. Exs in Init and Riposte, and an Expert in
Decise.  Favorite weapon was Broadsword.  Fighting rhythm favors Moderate and Very
Low (why he is being retired).  Tendency towards Riposte techniques. -- Ghab,
Assassin Nation

All -- It seems that HAL ate my personal ads for last turn.  I still have my Golem
Virus spell if this keeps up. -- The Expatriate

Toker -- Handle it?!?  Man, I revel in it (nor wait, that's my insanity).  Anyway, I
can't seem to land in last place no matter how hard I try.  What's with the silence
from your co-host and alliance mates? -- The Expatriate

Toker -- A prize for the worst team in the arena (grin).  I don't think that there's
anything wrong with the way you are running this contest.  The rules are simple (love
the one TP per team) and you are quick to answer questions and fix mistakes (yours or
otherwise).  You might think about lowering the bonus for a team spotlight or at
least make it harder to earn.  All in all you guys are doing a great job. -- The
Expatriate

Heathen -- All right, you win.  I'm tired of losing to that thing.  I have to start
winning more fights if I want to keep a positive score. -- The Expatriate

Ser Loras Tyrell -- Shame on you (Wasby) for killing one of mine then not fighting
the next turn. -- The Expatriate

Harkahn -- What rock did you crawl out from under? -- Broken Vow

Pulled Hamstring -- What was that about? -- Black Viper

Kykensteinburg -- ...(frustrated silence) -- Old Grim

Opal Avenger -- Bad matchup for you. -- Little Death

Pringel -- I'll get you next time. -- Lost Love

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HORRID HOLLY was bested by BRAIN TUMOUR in a 5 minute master's Challenge fight.
SER ARTUR DAYNE was demolished by GANGRENE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
PAS DE QUARTIER was luckily beaten by KYKENSTIENBURG in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
BLACK VIPER was assassinated by GUTHHILD MIDWALL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RAMBLING ROSE bested LITTLE DEATH in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SKJOTT HIFNA slimly won victory over MERCILESS MUM in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BLOODEAGLE bested ATHLETE'S FOOT in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
LORD DAVOS luckily beat OLD GRIM in a action packed 5 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
BROKEN VOW lost to SIGURD in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CRAFTY CROCUS was overpowered by LOST LOVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FUNOR DREPA was overpowered by TONNELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TORMENT was beaten by INSOLENT IRIS in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
CAULIFLOWER EARS demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SEVERITY was devastated by PANDEMIC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
COLLAPSED LUNG overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
VICIOUS defeated IGOR MALMORT in a 1 minute duel.
MAYHEM assassinated GARBLE GOBLIN in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
MALICE handily defeated AUBIN L'AUROUGE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ORIGAMI ORC devastated GUNGNIRSDOTTIR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PULLED HAMSTRING overpowered PSYCHOSIS in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
TENTPEG TROLL overpowered SER ILYN PAYNE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BOB LE CANADIEN overpowered OAK LEE in a 2 minute uneven fight.
BRENT WOOD was narrowly defeated by AYDINDRIL in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
SUE SOON vanquished BAM BAM in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
BYRON overpowered NUMB SKULL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HASKISON narrowly defeated AZRITH in a 4 minute gory novice's duel.
RACK'MD ORK was unbelievably bested by LIST BORG in a 3 minute brutal novice's fight.
SER VON DARKMOOR vanquished BIG-JOB in a 1 minute gruesome uneven bout.
DRAGHKAR was beaten by SER GALAD in a 2 minute novice's fray.
ELDR easily killed FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  16 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        14 -  11 -  4      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    65 -  63 -  5      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  34 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  50 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  41 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  19 -  1      30  |

Turn 212 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY        6 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  6         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  6     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         16   7  0  111 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424      15   9  0  101 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  TORMENT 3523               11   6  1   98 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
BASHING ATTACK   COLLAPSED LUNG 3380        16  10  2   93 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
PARRY-LUNGE      GANGRENE 3344               9   6  1   74 DARK RAIDERS (78)
AIMED BLOW       GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611       5   2  2   56 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PANDEMIC 3319.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HORRID HOLLY 3334.  The ten other most popular fighters were OLD GRIM 3593, PAS 
DE QUARTIER 3633, MERCILESS MUM 3675, TORMENT 3523, RACK'MD ORK 3694, ATHLETE'S FOOT 
3678, BRENT WOOD 3588, AYDINDRIL 3704, DRAGHKAR 3702, and SER GALAD 3714.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG-JOB 3713.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NUMB SKULL 3703, BAM BAM 3701, GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610, AUBIN L'AUROUGE 
3596, GARBLE GOBLIN 2932, FUNOR DREPA 3661, CRAFTY CROCUS 3693, BROKEN VOW 3699, 
BLOODEAGLE 3631, and LITTLE DEATH 3649.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COLLAPSED LUNG (52-3380) OTTO'S PARTS (150)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHAFT 3348 (14-4-1)                   13  3  0         PIMPS                
ROTTEN LIVER 2902 (31-11-1)            6  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
RAVISHING REDBUD 3197 (29-6-0)         5  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHACKING WILLOW 3167 (32-7-1)          5  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
BRAIN TUMOR 2584 (31-16-0)             0  1  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSOLENT IRIS 3323 (14-7-0)            3  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLLAPSED LUNG 3380 (15-9-2)           3  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
HORRID HOLLY 3334 (12-8-0)             2  3  1         FLOWER GIRLS         
CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424 (14-8-0)         1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
MUTILATE 3375 (15-10-2)                0  2  0         ASSASSIN NATION      
VICIOUS 3508 (8-4-1)                   0  2  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TORMENT 3523 (10-5-1)                  5  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      
SEVERITY 3538 (9-5-2)                  2  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      
BRAIN TUMOUR 3502 (9-1-0)              1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
GARBLE GOBLIN 2932 (10-6-0)            1  3  0         SPRINGBORNE FAIR     
GNARLY GNOME 2918 (11-7-1)             0  2  0  DEAD   SPRINGBORNE FAIR     
KYKENSTIENBURG 3613 (5-0-1)            0  2  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
MAYHEM 3537 (11-3-1)                   0  2  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SER STURM 3574 (4-3-0)                 2  1  0  DEAD   SILVER KNIGHTS       
AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596 (2-4-0)           4  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
IGOR MALMORT 3594 (3-2-0)              3  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575 (5-2-0)           3  3  0         SILVER KNIGHTS       
LORD JON SNOW 3580 (2-2-1)             2  3  0         BRONZE KNIGHTS       
GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 (4-1-1)          1  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
BLOODEAGLE 3631 (4-1-0)                0  2  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610 (2-3-0)            0  2  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
ORIGAMI ORC 3091 (2-4-0)               0  2  0         SPRINGBORNE FAIR     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB LE CANADIEN 3632 (3-1-0)           7  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
RAMBLING ROSE 3659 (3-0-0)             4  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
SIGURD 3648 (2-2-0)                    4  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
ABHORRENT ANT 3668 (1-2-1)             3  3  0         ODD ODIUS ORCS       
PAS DE QUARTIER 3633 (2-2-0)           3  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
LORD RED SCORPION 3625 (2-2-0)         2  3  0         RED KNIGHTS          
SKJOTT HIFNA 3660 (1-2-0)              2  3  0         ICELANDERS           
DERANGED DIAMOND 3666 (2-1-1)          1  3  1         ODD ODIUS ORCS       
NERVOUS NEOPHITE 3664 (2-1-0)          1  3  0         ODD ODIUS ORCS       
LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665 (2-1-0)          0  2  0         ODD ODIUS ORCS       
MERCILESS MUM 3675 (2-0-0)             0  2  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
SER GREGOR CLEGANE 3650 (2-1-1)        0  2  0         BRONZE KNIGHTS       
TENTPEG TROLL 3663 (3-0-0)             0  2  0         SPRINGBORNE FAIR     
TONNELLE 3634 (3-1-1)                  0  2  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHADOWY SLUG 3674 (0-0-0)              1  3  0  DEAD   ODD ODIUS ORCS       
CRAFTY CROCUS 3693 (0-0-0)             0  2  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ADAM'S APPLE 3203 (18-9-0)             2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
EVIL EYE 2145 (9-6-0)                  2  3  1         OTTO'S PARTS         
NUMBSKULL 2948 (3-2-0)                 2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
ASTRAIA 1435 (11-5-1)                  1  3  1         IRON CATHEDRAL       
TRICK SHOULDER 1053 (17-20-1)          0  2  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRACTURED SKULL 2690 (2-4-0)           5  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
DANGEROUS DOGWOOD 3225 (12-6-0)        4  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
PUMPKINHEAD 2451 (1-4-0)               3  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
THE FINGER 2254 (1-2-0)                1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
CLARRY 3434 (8-4-0)                    0  1  0  DEAD   KING AND COUNTRY     

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VANDAL 2435 (2-1-1)                    3  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VOLATILE VERBENA 3536 (2-3-0)          3  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REBELLION 3406 (3-1-1)                 2  3  2         ASSASSIN NATION      
GRIMALKIN 3092 (1-2-0)                 1  3  0         SPRINGBORNE FAIR     
CATAMOUNT 2947 (0-2-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   SPRINGBORNE FAIR