DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2006    Duedate: 02/27/2006

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-214

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOLENT IRIS
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3323) [18-7-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOLENT IRIS                  BLEEDER
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
(52-3323) [18-7-0,126]         (52-3720) [2-0-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       VICIOUS
DARK RAIDERS (78)              ASSASSIN NATION (186)
(52-3319) [10-15-0,112]        (52-3508) [10-6-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK RAIDERS (78)           46
2. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        34      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)        28      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          27
5. BLEAK LEGION (364)          25      BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       397 244 10 61.9   1/ 7 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)     11  4 0
 2- 5*HOPLITES (376)             9   6  0 60.0   2/ 4 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       9  6 2
 3/ 4 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       27  19  4 58.7   3/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     9  6 1
 4/ 6 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     26  20  2 56.5   4/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        9  6 0
 5/10 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      29  25  0 53.7   5/ 5 DARK RAIDERS (78)         8  6 0
 6/ 0*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      13  12  4 52.0   6/ 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        8  7 0
 7/ 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       243 234 12 50.9   7/ 6 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     7  7 3
 8/ 7*SITTEES (359)             15  15  1 50.0   8/10 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)    6  9 0
 9/ 2*BOTTOM FEEDER (380)        5   5  1 50.0   9- 3*HOPLITES (376)            5  0 0
10/11 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    154 172 26 47.2  10/11*BOTTOM FEEDER (380)       5  5 1
11/12 DARK RAIDERS (78)        146 164  7 47.1  11- 9*ICELANDERS (371)          4  1 1
12/13 SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)    48  66  3 42.1  12/14*DARK DRAGONS (378)        4 10 0
13-14*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)       9  13  2 40.9  13/ 0*BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      3  2 0
14-15*ICELANDERS (371)          12  18  1 40.0  14/13*SITTEES (359)             3  7 0
15/16*DARK DRAGONS (378)         4  10  0 28.6  15/15*BLEAK LEGION (364)        3 11 1
16/17*BLEAK LEGION (364)        12  32  2 27.3  16/ 0*DIVINE DUELISTS (381)     1  4 0
17/ 0*DIVINE DUELISTS (381)      1   4  0 20.0  17-16*ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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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                               Questers Contest INFO!

     I am in a rush this turn for life has been busy for me of late.  So, if here are
any mistakes this turn, please go easy on me!  (grin)  As you will see, Heathen has
taken a commanding lead this turn.  He leads Crip by 16 pts.  I wish I had more time,
but I must press on to the scoring.  Hopefully next turn I can provide more depth.  I
do want to welcome a newcomer that fought last turn, Bane and his Bottom Feeders, who
put in a good first turn.

                                                  Toker, Co-Host

     Place shows this turn's place first, followed by last turn's place.  (TF) is for
total fights in the contest to qualify for the "Stable Stamina" Award, (LT) is for
last turn's score, (TT) is for this turn's score, and (TL) is for total score.

Place  Team/#/Mgr.                                   TF   LT   TT  (TL)
1/1    Odin's Chosen (368) mgr. Heathen Hatebred     35   76   +7   83
       Scout -- Kykensteinburg #3613
       Champion -- Bloodeagle  #3631
2/2    Otto's Parts (150), Crip                      35   68   -1   67
       Scout -- Brain Tumor  #3502
       Champion -- Cauliflower Ears  #3424
3/3    Flower Girls (189), Lady Fern                 34   62   +4   66
       Scout -- Insolent Iris  #3577
       Champion -- Rambling Rose  #3659
4/4    Blood & Guts! (365), Le Pentarque             32   50  +11   61
       Scout -- Tonelle #3634
       Champion -- Igor Malmort  #3594
5/7    Silver Knights (361), Toker                   34   40    0   40
       Scout -- Lord Davos  #3577
       Champion -- Ser Arthur Dayne  #3575
6/5    Dark Raiders (78), Fangthayne                 33   45   -5   40
       Scout -- Psychosis  #3651
       Champion -- Dead
7/7    Assassin Nation (186), Ghab                   34   41   -2   39
       Scout -- Mayhem  #3537
       Champion -- Viscious  #3508
8/8    Fallen (373), Azrealus Prime                  10   32    0   32
       Scout -- Greandal  #3654
       Champion -- Badda Bang  #3656
9/9    Bronze Knight (362), D.K. Wasby The Great     20   22    0   22
       Scout -- Ser Jamie  #3578
       Champion -- Lord Jon Snow  #3580
10/10  Force of Five (367), Wulfhere                ( )   22    0   22
       Scout -- Gord the Rogue #3607
       Champion -- None
11/11  The Church (369), Rev. Bob                    25   17    0   17
       Scout -- The Elder #3618
       Champion -- The Deacon #3619
12/12  Springborne Fair (305), Still                ( )   17    0   17
       Scout -- Orgami Orc #3091
       Champion -- Garble Goblin (dead)
13/13  Red Knights (370), Dok Sik                    25   17    0   17
       Scout -- Ser Red Scar #3623
       Champion -- Lord Red Scorpion #3625
14/14  Icelanders (371), Staghorn                    30   16    0   16
       Scout -- List Borb  #3696
       Champion -- Eldr #3712
15/15  Incarnations (281), Papaiz                   ( )   13    0   13
       Scout -- Step-up!! #3627
       Champion -- None
0/16   Bottom Feeder (380) Bane                       5    0    9    9
       Scout -- Wino #3719
       Champ -- Freak Nasty #3721
17/16  Odd Odious Orcs (374), Slugbait               21    1    0    1
       Scout -- Abhorrent Ant #3668
       Champion -- None
18/17  Bleak Legion (364), Expatriate                35   -5   -8  -13
       Scout -- Old Grim #3593
       Champion -- None

     In case of a tie, we will check the beat win % since the beginning of the
contest.  (Thanks Ghab!)

                                     Questions!

     Again, there were no real contest questions this last turn that I saw.  If there
are, or I missed any, you can contact me at:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com, p-ads, or by
diplo to Silver Knights (361).  Good luck!

                           Toker, Wasby and Goat, your contest co-hosts

                    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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): MOO MOO of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): WHIPPED WEASEL of EXOTIC TASTES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): GOLDEN FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Kyrie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

    It has been a very rough time for The Flower Girls of late.  We have lost two of
our very best fighters to death.
         Volatile Verbena 11(+1)-6-11-21-15-4-15 LU
         Rambling Rose    13-4-11-17-9-9-21 BA
That makes for a lot of sadness and mourning plus a lot of gnashing of teeth.  But we
promise to carry on.
     Lady Fern is quite the talent hunter and always seems to be able to find young
warriors who can "draw 'em to The Flower Shoppe".  So we wish and hope only for the
best.
     On a happy note, there is me, Insolent Iris, a two-time duelmaster.  I think
that outweighs all our problems, don't you?
            Insolent Iris, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of FRATSFA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in FRATSFA, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--SILVER KNIGHTS.  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing 
at jokes, observe HOPLITES.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 6!  What's a move up 
by 6 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to 
SILVER KNIGHTS.  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DARK 
RAIDERS will tell you 146-164-7 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice pays for BLEEDER, 
who pummelled PULLED HAMSTRING, to pocket 18 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, SER VON DARKMOOR was winsome, after beating BYRON and seeing him lose 10 
points.  TORMENT found out that FRATSFA isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best 
to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in FRATSFA is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in DARK 
RAIDERS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a woman 
of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of ODIN'S CHOSEN, so did that sorry team shy 
from DARK RAIDERS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, PANDEMIC is the most challenged warrior.  Place your bets!  
WINO is the long shot of the week:  they challenged TONNELLE, up by 26.  Soopreyes, 
soopreyes!  WINO emerges from the fray 4 points the richer.  Good show, WINO!  My 
love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, LORD DAVOS and 
AZRITH.  Are SILVER KNIGHTS unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought LORD 
DAVOS showed great skill and promise when he subdued AZRITH.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Justice was 
served as PANDEMIC fought SEVERITY in bloodfeud.  Well done, DARK RAIDERS!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in FRATSFA is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           18   7  0   126       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDEMIC 3319                10  15  0   112       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 HORRID HOLLY 3334            15   9  0   110       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 TORMENT 3523                 12   7  1   101       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424        16  10  0    90       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SEVERITY 3538                11   7  3    88       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            12   2  0    84       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 VICIOUS 3508                 10   6  1    77       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 MALICE 3343                  11   6  0    71       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 IGOR MALMORT 3594             6   3  1    70       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611         6   3  2    61       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 KYKENSTIENBURG 3613           8   1  1    58       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632          6   2  0    51       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 MAYHEM 3537                  12   6  2    50       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER ARTUR DAYNE 3575          7   4  0    50       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 ORIGAMI ORC 3091              5   5  0    48       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
-ABHORRENT ANT 3668            3   2  1    43       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 BLOODEAGLE 3631               7   2  0    40       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 TONNELLE 3634                 7   1  1    35       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596          4   6  0    34       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGURD 3648                   4   4  1    33       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697         3   1  0    33       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-SHY ANN 3562                  2   2  1    33       SITTEES (359)
 BLEEDER 3720                  2   0  1    32       BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
 LORD JON SNOW 3580            3   2  1    28       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 LORD DAVOS 3577               7   4  0    27       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         4   7  0    27       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-SOUL NOVA 3685                3   0  0    26       HOPLITES (376)
 PSYCHOSIS 3651                5   3  2    25       DARK RAIDERS (78)
-SUE SOON 3572                 3   1  0    25       SITTEES (359)
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633          3   5  0    24       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SER GALAD 3714                3   0  0    24       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER STEEL 3579                3   2  1    23       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 OLD GRIM 3593                 2   7  1    23       BLEAK LEGION (364)
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573           4   7  0    22       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 LOST LOVE 3700                2   2  1    22       BLEAK LEGION (364)
-SKJOTT HIFNA 3660             2   3  0    21       ICELANDERS (371)
-ARMED RESPONSE 3683           2   1  0    21       HOPLITES (376)
 SER JAIME 3578                3   2  0    20       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-LIST BORG 3696                2   0  0    19       ICELANDERS (371)
 MERCILESS MUM 3675            3   3  0    18       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 CHAOTIC 3715                  2   0  1    18       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BYRON 3559                    5   2  0    17       SITTEES (359)
-LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684           2   1  0    17       HOPLITES (376)
 HOT HONEYSUCKLE 3729          1   0  0    17       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678           3   3  0    16       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-HASKISON 3676                 2   2  0    16       ICELANDERS (371)
 CRAFTY CROCUS 3693            2   2  0    16       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 AZRITH 3705                   1   2  0    15       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-ABSOLUTE GRACE 3687           1   2  0    15       HOPLITES (376)
-DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         2   3  1    14       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-ELDR 3712                     1   0  1    14       ICELANDERS (371)
 OAK LEE 3563                  3   4  0    13       SITTEES (359)
-NERVOUS NEOPHITE 3664         2   3  0    13       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 SLIPPED DISK 3730             1   0  0    12       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-FUNOR DREPA 3661              3   2  0    11       ICELANDERS (371)
 SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         2   3  1    11       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-LOATHSOME LUMMOX 3665         2   3  0    11       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 WINO 3719                     1   1  0    11       BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
 GRUNGY GOBLIN 3733            1   0  0    11       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 TEMPLETON 3724                1   0  0    11       DIVINE DUELISTS (381)
 BARMY BOB 3734                1   0  0    10       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 CONFUSION 3738                1   0  0    10       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 FREAK NASTY 3721              1   1  0     9       BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
-OPAL AVENGER 3686             1   2  0     8       HOPLITES (376)
 AYDINDRIL 3704                2   1  0     7       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 DRAGHKAR 3702                 1   2  0     7       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 BOGGY BOGGLE 3735             1   0  0     5       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 LEACH 3718                    1   1  0     4       BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
 BROKEN VOW 3699               0   4  0     4       BLEAK LEGION (364)
 NUMB SKULL 3703               0   3  0     3       DARK DRAGONS (378)
 IMBECILE 3717                 0   2  0     2       BOTTOM FEEDER (380)
 SEITH 3723                    0   1  0     1       DIVINE DUELISTS (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEERIE SIREN 3736            0   1  0     1       SPRINGBORNE FAIR (305)
 DAREK OLROCK 3727             0   1  0     1       DIVINE DUELISTS (381)
 CALISTA 3725                  0   1  0     1       DIVINE DUELISTS (381)
 SCORNED WOMAN 3728            0   1  0     1       BLEAK LEGION (364)
 ORELLEN 3726                  0   1  0     1       DIVINE DUELISTS (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE DEATH 3649      4  4 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      SIGURD 3648           214         
BLACK VIPER 3590       4  3 0 BLEAK LEGION 364      GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 212         
SER GREGOR CLEGA 3650  2  2 1 BRONZE KNIGHTS 362    LOST LOVE 3700        214         
BAM BAM 3701           0  2 0 DARK DRAGONS 378      CHAOTIC 3715          213         
RIFFRAFF 3737          0  1 0 DARK RAIDERS 78       DARK CHAMPION 24      214 NONE    
GANGRENE 3344          9  7 1 DARK RAIDERS 78       SEVERITY 3538         213 JUST REV
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 JUST REV
RAMBLING ROSE 3659     5  1 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      IGOR MALMORT 3594     213         
RAPTR 3695             0  1 0 ICELANDERS 371        BADDA BANG 3656       211         
GUNGNIRSDOTTIR 3610    2  7 0 ODIN'S CHOSEN 368     BLACK ORC 20          214 NONE    
BRENT WOOD 3588        1  4 0 SITTEES 359           MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     214 NONE    
GARBLE GOBLIN 2932    10  8 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  MAYHEM 3537           212 REVENGED
BETSY BOGGLE 3680      0  1 0 SPRINGBORNE FAIR 305  ABHORRENT ANT 3668    210 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fratsfa -- Apologies for not being talkative of late, but life has been full of
travels.  FYI, Collapsed Lung's critical numbers were 21-9-11-17-5-12-9, Master in
Attack, AdEx's in Decise and Init on 60 skills learned and appearing mode across the
board.  Faves were Halberd, Mod/Mod and Learning Decise skills.  His name well
represented his ability to breathe beyond the end of the first minute of a fight. --
Crip, mgr. of Otto's Parts

Whoa!  Big, big turn Pentarchie!  BIG!  5-0 with a kill.  (You dog!)  You da man!
Come on over to The Flower Shoppe and celebrate. -- Lady Fern

With that said, The Flower Girls mourn the passing of sister Rambling Rose.  She was
a honey at 13-4-11-17-9-9-21, learning 3.40 skills per competition.  She could have
used some help in the frailness and endurance categories, but she could sure bring in
the business.  The Flower Girls will all be wearing only a black mourning strip in
her honor. -- Lady Fern

Now, Hal, you are not going to be invited back to The Flower Shoppe if you keep
eating our Personal Ads like you did last time.  That was a lot of words you ate, you
glutton! -- Lady Fern

Pandemic -- You were sooooo nice to allow me to be on top.  I like your style. --
Insolent Iris

Brain Tumour -- I just knew I could make you do it!  You finished before me!  (wink)
I found the magic spot!  I want some more. -- Horrid Holly

Numb Skull -- Now didn't we have fun.  You will just have to come and visit me again
at The Flower Shoppe.  I want to check out all your weapons and show you all my
tools.  (giggle) -- Crafty Crocus

All -- I'm waiting?  Come and get me!  (Or should you get me first?)  I just know you
all will appreciate what I have to show you.  My scanty black mourning strip can be
removed by teeth.  Oh, the things I have to show you...Flower Shoppe Room 202.  I do
multiples!  (wink) -- Merciless Mum

Heathen -- Rhythm in Fratsfa?  Why, the rhythm method is long gone, you know.  In
basic, we believe more in tactics that we do in rhythm.  The more advanced you are,
the more valuable is that rhythm.  The fewer tactics you use, the more valuable is
that rhythm, probably.  Now the favorite weapon--that is a different story.  The fave
is a tool extraordinaire.  (And my girls can tell you some great stories about the
use of tools.  Yes, indeed.) -- Lady Fern

Igor The Rude -- Well, you ignorant jerk, you hugged her too hard! -- Merciful Mum

Bob le Canadien -- Well, your ad worked.  Sorrowfully you will not be seeing Rambling
Rose again on the sands. -- Lady Fern

Le Pentarque -- Sure, sure.  Looks like the Scottish Shower was rather short! -- Lady
Fern

All -- This was one of the funniest personals we have read in a while--it drew a deep
chuckle....  "About tactics, I use them most of the time.  I like to fill my little
papers."  Just loved it!  This one rates a free night at The Flower Shoppe.  Le
Pentarque, come on over to collect. -- Lady Fern

Tarl Possinger, Turak, and Bane -- WELCOME to Fratsfa, The Arena Of Love.  (It is
easy to get loved and hugged to death.)  We are so pleased to see you here.  You
simply must visit The Flower Shoppe.  Buy the most luscious buds in all Alastari and
give them to the one/s you love.  And while you are at it, stop upstairs to visit my
Flower Girls where your wish is their ever command.  You will be very glad you did.
(wink) -- Lady Fern

Torment -- There are special medicines one can take to keep one's weapon always "up".
(wink)  You need not fire your weaponsmith. -- Lady Fern

Fratsfa -- Hmmph.  Go away for three months, and everyone gets in a tizzy when I'm
not writing personals.  Well, lesson learned, after going 1-4 last turn while on
maintenance. -- Crip, Mgr. of Otto's Parts

My sympathy goes to Lady Fern, for the hazardous death of her blossoming Rose.... --
Le Pentarque

Igor is trying to hide somewhere.  That guy is soo unlucky.  I wanted to send
everyone to the Ftf, except Aubin, but Aubin smacked that poor Igor's head and took
his place at the Face (and his strat !!).  Now Igor looks like a piece of dung.

About the scoring system, I guess we just have to stick to the established rules this
time, but a few changes should be made next time.  The main point is they were
conceived for all-initiate warriors, who could have enjoyed the stylemaster points.
Heathen with his beginners is still leading but most beginning teams have already
quit.  I'm not sure about the +5 scout kill, but nothing for Champion kill....
Anyway, this is fun because the remaining managers are talkative people!

Thanks for Bob, Heathen!  My guys had a nice mail-in, but I sent them without proxy
at the Face, so they bit dust and Igor lost his marbles....  These few skills won't
help much against the higher part of this arena.  Grats on your sturdy lead.  I want
to down Kykensteinburg! -- Le Pentarque

Missing personal ad for last cycles personal ads
All -- AAAAAaaaaaa.......did I say Garble, the newly interred?  Originator of the
"bass-ackwards" words?  I meant there is no Champion this turn, sending up the lot.
(excepting the Scout, of course)  I'll clue the contest as to new top dog when the
newbys arrive. -- Still the Distiller

Current personal ads
All -- Shake-down artists all...I'd run em through the ringer once again but there's
all these new teams and new managers and especially new fighters to contest with so
that I'm thinking I'll just throw my new batch into the fray and wish'm luck.  Barmy

Bob (new) is named Champion.  A nothing-fancy down-home type troll...he doesn't need
any Aljafir-Rolled Handkerchiefs...he doesn't want any Aljafir-Rolled Handkerchiefs,
a swipe of the cuff'll do for him. -- Still, mgr. Springborne Fair

Mayhem -- Avenging the bloodfeud was very important, as now the new arrivals won't
have that onus hanging over them.  I could hear you licking your chops.  Lambs to the
slaughter, and all that. -- Origami

Heathen -- I received your letter and had already sent one out to you.  I will get
the one I'm writing now out in the next couple of days.  I will take all advice you
and everyone have given toward the next running of this contest.  I do like a lot of
the ideas that you and others have mentioned.  Also, an all arenas ad should be
printed this turn to inform the DM world of your choice to join with us as brothers
in arms for the Desolate Empire, Pax Tecum. -- Toker, Keep up the combination you've
shown us over here!
P.S.  Wasby and Dok Sik should be active this turn!

Turak, Bane, and manager of the Hoplites -- Welcome.  I hope you find our arena to be
fun.  Join in the contest anytime you want.  All you have to do is declare in the p-
ads and name a scout!

Bane -- Have fun in this contest.  You should be able to learn a lot with some of the
best veteran managers around.  Good luck. -- Toker
P.S.  Remember, you represent the Desolate Empire now.  Although this is an
individual contest, represent well! (grin)

Draghkar -- Anytime! -- Ser Galad, Barren Blade

Chaotic -- I only have one thing to say.  You will get yours. -- Aydindril

All -- A little bird told me that someone has shown some interest in me.  Come out
from the shadows and reveal yourself. -- Numb Skull

Brent Wood -- I wished you luck last time and it brought you back to face me.  Back
to back losses can be a hard thing to deal with.  Don't think that a third time's a
charm. -- Aydindril

Expatriate -- It's okay to be a failure as long as you are successful at it. --
Turak, mgr. Dark Dragons

Nervous Neophite -- It's not a good idea to get too cocky too soon.  You just saw
what the end result can be. -- Azrith

Opal Avenger -- Nicely done. -- Darghkar

Toker -- Call it beginner's luck if you want, but the sands were kind to the
despicable urchins of my stable.  (grin)  Hopefully it will continue, and the blood
of my foes soaks the sands. -- Bane, mgr. of The Bottom Feeders

Toker -- Before I forget, you mentioned something about the girls at the Flower
Shoppe.  (wink)  Are they still peddling their wares? -- Bane

All -- I'm a rookie manager with little experience on the sands, so any hints,
advice, or tidbits will be gratefully accepted.  You can contact me by diplo, p-ad or
email. -- Bane, banesdomain@yahoo.com

Pas de Quartier -- Catch me if you can! -- Kykensteinburg

Broken Vow -- "Very Frail." -- Sigurd

Expatriate -- I'm telling you Guthhild has the bloodlust and there's no slowing her
down--that's with a 3 KD!  Let it go and move on. -- Heathen Hatebred

Bane -- Welcome, friend!  Any questions you may have can be directed to "Heathen's
Cafe" or you can write me a diplo and I'll be glad to help.  Either way, best of luck
to you! -- Heathen, mgr. Odins Chosen

Turak -- Welcome to Fratsfa, the finest arena in Alastari!  We encourage triumph, so
triumph away!!  Feel free to ask questions if you have any--with the possible
exception of Ghab, we all believe in friendly competition here. -- Heathen

Ed. -- Cricket?!?  Are you kidding me?!  That's like saying curling is a sport!
Either that or the American in me just doesn't get the fascination with either one!
Any game that doesn't involve broken bones is just a hobby or pastime! -- Heathen

     So you're more of an Aussie Rules man then?  *grin* -- Ed.

Ghab -- In case you haven't figured it out by now, I AM sandbagging the avoid points
this time!  I figure since I don't use avoids that often anyway, preferring to
prepare for them instead (with my 15-5 record vs. challengers who can blame me?) I'd
annoy you a little more and make sure YOU can't get the points.  Fangthayne should
enjoy them this turn.  Oh and Kykensteinburg enjoyed the victory over Vicious so much
it begged for another shot and it will be forthcoming.  Enjoy! -- Heathen Hatebred

Origami Orc -- Wow!  I was shocked by your audacious challenge.  I was REALLY shocked
when I lost!  Well fought and a good bloodfeud.  Until we meet again... -- Mayhem

Heathen Hatebred -- The stylemaster points will change to other teams as the
tournament goes one.  The competition is tight at the top of the arena, with very few
warriors to challenge.  It is much easier to get points in the fat initiates section,
as you can pick and choose favorable challenges.  You'll impress me if you can keep
it up, as your warriors advance (and I don't mean with scum wins). -- Ghab

Toker -- Personally, I think there should be more points associated to kills too...
killing a team's Scout or Champion should be worth points as well.  Of course, that's
just me talking.... -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Kykensteinburg -- Let's try that again!  I'll bring a can opener this time. --
Vicious

Collapsed Lung -- Congratulations on graduating.  Now that I'm winning our
engagement, I'm sorry to see you go. -- Torment

Dark Raiders -- We've got to stop meeting like this! -- Severity

Dark Dragons -- Welcome to Fratsfa.  I await your bloodfeud. -- Chaotic

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUNGNIRSDOTTIR was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRENT WOOD was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
RIFFRAFF was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HORRID HOLLY overpowered GUTHHILD MIDWALL in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
PANDEMIC devastated SEVERITY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
AYDINDRIL was narrowly defeated by CHAOTIC in a 2 minute Bloodfeud competition.
KYKENSTIENBURG was savagely defeated by VICIOUS in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
AUBIN L'AUROUGE was handily defeated by SER ARTUR DAYNE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BYRON was vanquished by SER VON DARKMOOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LORD DAVOS won victory over AZRITH in a 4 minute expert vs. beginner Challenge fight.
CRAFTY CROCUS was luckily beaten by SER GALAD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PAS DE QUARTIER was overpowered by BLOODEAGLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BLEEDER overpowered PULLED HAMSTRING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WINO was bested by TONNELLE in a 3 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge conflict.
INSOLENT IRIS unbelievably bested TORMENT in a 3 minute master's Title bout.
CAULIFLOWER EARS lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute master's bout.
BRAIN TUMOUR outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 12 minute brawl.
IGOR MALMORT devastated ORIGAMI ORC in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MALICE overpowered MAYHEM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BOB LE CANADIEN outlasted VISITING ORC in a 9 minute master vs. amateur conflict.
OLD GRIM won victory over FREAK NASTY in a 1 minute match.
MERCILESS MUM was overpowered by LORD JON SNOW in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ATHLETE'S FOOT overcame IMBECILE in a popular 3 minute brutal contest.
SER ILYN PAYNE defeated SER LORAS TYRELL in a 1 minute expert vs. novice fight.
OAK LEE was overpowered by SER JAIME in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SIGURD slaughtered LITTLE DEATH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
PSYCHOSIS handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SER GREGOR CLEGANE was executed by LOST LOVE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SER STEEL overpowered DAREK OLROCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BROKEN VOW was vanquished by SLIPPED DISK in a 3 minute one-sided fray.
DRAGHKAR narrowly defeated SHEERIE SIREN in a popular 1 minute novice's match.
NUMB SKULL was overpowered by TEMPLETON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LEACH was handily defeated by HOT HONEYSUCKLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ORELLEN was vanquished by CONFUSION in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SCORNED WOMAN was demolished by GRUNGY GOBLIN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched match.
CALISTA was handily defeated by BARMY BOB in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOGGY BOGGLE subdued SEITH in a 3 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  18 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  4      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  22 -  3      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  53 -  4      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  78 -  7      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  49 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  45 -  3      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  16 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  22 -  1      33  |

Turn 214 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        4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  7                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         18   7  0  126 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   HORRID HOLLY 3334          15   9  0  110 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  TORMENT 3523               12   7  1  101 ASSASSIN NATION (186)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424      16  10  0   90 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
AIMED BLOW       GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611       6   3  2   61 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
WALL OF STEEL    BLOODEAGLE 3631             7   2  0   40 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
STRIKING ATTACK  TONNELLE 3634               7   1  1   35 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
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 VICIOUS 3508.  The ten other most popular fighters were TORMENT 3523, TONNELLE 
3634, CAULIFLOWER EARS 3424, ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678, AYDINDRIL 3704, CHAOTIC 3715, 
AZRITH 3705, SEITH 3723, BRENT WOOD 3588, and INSOLENT IRIS 3323.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAIN TUMOUR 3502.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BOB LE CANADIEN 3632, BROKEN VOW 3699, CALISTA 3725, SCORNED 
WOMAN 3728, ORELLEN 3726, LEACH 3718, NUMB SKULL 3703, DAREK OLROCK 3727, SER GREGOR 
CLEGANE 3650, and LITTLE DEATH 3649.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI