DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/10/2006    Duedate: 11/06/2006

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOLENT IRIS
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3323) [25-9-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOLENT IRIS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             
(52-3323) [25-9-0,141]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PANDEMIC                       MALICE
DARK RAIDERS (78)              DARK RAIDERS (78)
(52-3319) [13-21-0,115]        (52-3343) [16-10-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASSASSIN NATION (186)       49
2. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          36      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          30      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGON CLONE (383)          29
5. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       24      SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 WATCH OUT! (391)          34  12  1 73.9   1/ 1 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)     11  4 4
 2/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       426 260 11 62.1   2/ 6 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      9  6 1
 3/ 2 HOPLITES (376)            36  23  2 61.0   3/11 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     8  6 1
 4- 4*CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)        3   2  1 60.0   4/12 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       8  7 2
 5/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     54  37  3 59.3   5/ 9*SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)   8  7 2
 6/ 7 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      52  42  5 55.3   6/ 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        8  7 0
 7/ 3*SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)    8   7  2 53.3   7/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        8  7 0
 8/10 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)       46  43  6 51.7   8/ 3 DARK RAIDERS (78)         7  6 0
 9/ 8 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      31  29  5 51.7   9/ 7 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     7  8 1
10/ 9 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       269 252 13 51.6  10/ 8 HOPLITES (376)            6  8 1
11-11 SITTEES (359)             24  25  1 49.0  11/ 4 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    6  8 0
12/12 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    179 191 28 48.4  12/13*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)     6  9 0
13/13 DARK RAIDERS (78)        164 189  8 46.5  13-10 IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)     4  4 0
14/14*BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)     15  20  0 42.9  14-15*CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)       3  2 1
15/15 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)    24  35  3 40.7  15-16 SITTEES (359)             3  3 0
16/18 DARK DRAGONS (378)        17  36  2 32.1  16/14 DARK DRAGONS (378)        3  9 0
17-19 IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)     12  30  1 28.6  17-20*ADEPTES ASTARTES (387)    1  4 0
18-21*ADEPTES ASTARTES (387)     1   4  0 20.0  18/18*DRAGON CLONE (383)        0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20*DRAGON CLONE (383)         1   9  1 10.0  19/ 0 WATCH OUT! (391)          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

                      Final Round T-222 Questers Contest INFO!

     I think it was a foregone conclusion last turn that The Lovely Lady Fern had
first place sewn up and is now proclaimed as "Fratsfa's Ultimate Victor" and is
acknowledged as the BEST!  We shall see if she can reclaim that title in the next
Quest that will start around T-228/230.  Congratulations go out to Le Pentarque and
his Blood & Guts! stable for coming back this turn and reclaiming second place from
Crip and his Otto's Parts by one point.  Dark Knight Heathen stayed in forth and had
a good turn despite sending his champion to his death in the Dark Arena.  Ghab gained
this turn but still fell short of Heathen by 6 pts.  Fangthayne stayed in sixth after
a gain of 5 pts.  D.K. Toker (me) had a gain of 13 pts and missed taking over sixth
place by 5 pts.  D.K. Wasby had a 5-0-0 turn and gained 10 pts to pass up D.K. Goat
for eighth place.  Dark Knight Goat has chosen to abdicate his prizes as he feels he
didn't fight long enough to deserve them.  So due to his relinquishing the Expatriate
and Bleak Legion takes ninth and Still the Distilled and his Springborne Fair round
out the top ten.
     I want to thank everyone who participated in The Quest for the Best and making
my first hosting experience an enjoyable one.  I will be sending the certs this turn
and a list to RSI for all Commission sponsored prizes.  I will also be sending a
brief diplo to each manager that competed here in Fratsfa to ensure that you know
what you have coming in case of any typos.  Now finally, here is the final scoring
for the contest.

          Toker, co-host of Q.B. #1

     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 (Total) is for total score.

Place   Team/#/Mgr.                                    LT   TT  (TL)
1/1     Flower Girls (189), Lady Fern                 117   +5  122
        Scout -- Insolent Iris  #3577
        Champion -- Painful Peony #
2/3     Blood & Guts! (365), Le Pentarque              82   +1   83
        Scout -- Tonelle #3634
        Champion -- Igor Malmort  #3594
3/2     Otto's Parts (150), Crip                       89   -7   82
        Scout -- Brain Tumor  #3502
        Champion -- Fat Lip #3791
             (Fat Lip has been scored the last two times despite not being listed!)
4/4     Odin's Chosen (368) mgr. Heathen Hatebred      75   +2   77
        Scout -- Kykensteinburg #3613
5/5     Assassin Nation (186), Ghab                    63   +8   71
        Scout -- Mayhem  #3537
6/6     Dark Raiders (78), Fangthayne                  61   +5   66
        Scout -- Psychosis  #3651
        Champion -- Dead
7/7     Silver Knights (361), Toker                    49  +13   62
        Scout -- Lord Davos  #3577
        Champion -- Ser Alain Stronhand  #3747
8/9      Bronze Knight (362), Dark Knight Osiris       20  +10   30
        Scout -- Ser Jamie  #3578
        Champion -- Lord Jon Snow  #3580
9/10    Bleak Legion (364), Expatriate                 -9    0   -9
        Scout -- Old Grim #3593
10/11   Springborne Fair (305), Still                 -14    0  -14
        Scout -- Origami Orc #3091
        Champion -- Barmy Bob #3734

     In case of a tie, we will check the best win % since the beginning of the
contest.
     If there are any questions, you can contact me at:  darkknighttoker@yahoo.com,
p-ads, or by diplo to Silver Knights (361).

                                  *****PRIZES*****

1st Place and "Fratsfa's Ultimate Victor" is Lady Fern and her Flower Girls:
   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 goes to Le Pentarque, mgr. of Blood & Guts!
   1)  Eight (8) rollup gift certificates transferred to 2nd place manager.
   2)  Renmaing of Dark Arena monsters:  Dark champion and High Elf.
   3)  One (1) favorites potion. *
   4)  One (1) +1 bonus skill potion. **
3rd Place is Crip's!
   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 Goes to D.K. Heathen:
   1)  Three (3) gift certificates transferred to 4th place manager.
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
   3)  Rename Dark Arena monster, Stone Golem.
5th Place is Ghab's!
   1)  Two (2) Rollup certs
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
   3)  Rename Dark Arena monster, Spy Master.
Fangthayne took 6th Place:
   1)  One (1) rollup cert.
   2)  One (1) favorites potion *
7th-10th Place, (D.K. Toker, D.K. Wasby, The Expatriate and Still take 7th-10th):
   1)  One (1) favorite's potion *

****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-transferrable.

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

*************PLEASE CLAIM YOUR PRIZES APAS (WITHIN 2 TURNS)**************

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Wow!  This is a surprise.  I never expected to be here.  I am terrible at public
speaking, so I have no idea what to say now...I guess I will just stop talking then.

May the blood on the sand always be that of your foes! -- Malice

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of FRATSFA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon ISN'T IT 
OBVIOUS this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 11th position in the wake of 
a 2-2-0 round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week ASSASSIN NATION went 3-1-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  My 
praise to BLOOD AND GUTS! for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a 
skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  FAT LIP caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested LORD DAVOS and was awarded 23 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SMOTHERING SALVIA put down 
SER VON DARKMOOR, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Who 
here was not present for the title fight this week as INSOLENT IRIS boldly challenged 
MALICE in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail INSOLENT IRIS, Duelmaster of FRATSFA!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city FRATSFA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in FRATSFA 
these days is SITTEES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of SILVER 
KNIGHTS last week.  Busy avoiding SITTEES?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  PAS DE QUARTIER take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in FRATSFA.  Give MAYHEM credit for his courage.  Did you note how he 
challenged GUTHHILD MIDWALL despite the 42 point difference in their rankings?  I 
must admit to some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this contest, MAYHEM, 
defeated GUTHHILD MIDWALL to claim victory and recognition.  KYKENSTIENBURG must 
really be harboring a grudge against the HOPLITES guild!  Merciless, 23 challenged 
down OPAL AVENGER points this week to duel with it.  All the city knows the duel went 
in favor of KYKENSTIENBURG.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of 
this "mighty" victory.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that LORD LONELY posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
BUSHSUCKSTOADIE.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand LORD LONELY was defeated 
by BUSHSUCKSTOADIE.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Look no more for MERCILESS MUM in the 
arena or on the streets of FRATSFA.  Hers fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  
Inevitable for one at 6-8-0.  This week marked the last days of AZRITH who at 5-6-0 
was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of DARK DRAGONS' demanding 
management.  I must report the passing of AUBIN L'AUROUGE, veteran of many duels.  
8-11-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  The 
warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past 
week THEDEBOWTOVC, at 4-7-0, departed FRATSFA forever.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  
She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  
Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           25   9  0   141       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANDEMIC 3319                13  21  0   115       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 IGOR MALMORT 3594            10   8  1   114       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 MALICE 3343                  16  10  1   102       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 MAYHEM 3537                  17  10  2   100       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BOB LE CANADIEN 3632         13   4  0    92       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SEVERITY 3538                16  11  3    91       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAS DE QUARTIER 3633         10   7  1    89       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          10   9  2    86       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 PSYCHOSIS 3651               12   5  2    81       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            16   7  0    79       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611        11   7  2    79       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840              8   1  0    78       WATCH OUT! (391)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554         8  12  0    72       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TONNELLE 3634                13   4  1    70       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 ARMED RESPONSE 3683           8   4  0    69       HOPLITES (376)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839           7   3  1    67       WATCH OUT! (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYKENSTIENBURG 3613          13   5  2    65       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
-SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (391)
-NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            5   1  0    63       WATCH OUT! (391)
 SLIPPED DISK 3730             8   2  0    62       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LORD JON SNOW 3580            7   5  2    57       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AYDINDRIL 3704                6   6  1    55       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-SHY ANN 3562                  5   4  1    54       SITTEES (359)
 FAT LIP 3791                  3   1  0    52       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SMOTHERING SALVIA 3776        4   1  1    51       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SER GALAD 3714                8   3  0    47       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 IMTOOSEXY 3759                6   4  0    47       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678           9   6  1    46       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SER STEEL 3579                7   5  1    46       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 OPAL AVENGER 3686             7   5  0    46       HOPLITES (376)
-MELOPHOBIA 3836               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (391)
 LORD DAVOS 3577              11   8  0    41       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 BUSHSUCKSTOADIE 3757          6   3  3    38       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
-BYRON 3559                    8   5  0    36       SITTEES (359)
 SER JAIME 3578                6   6  0    36       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684           8   4  0    34       HOPLITES (376)
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744            6   2  0    34       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         6   6  1    33       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 SOUL NOVA 3685                7   5  1    31       HOPLITES (376)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697         7   5  1    30       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-LAUDERDALE 3805               4   5  0    30       IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)
 SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      4   3  2    28       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER ALLOCES 3584              4   3  0    26       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 SNORT 3814                    2   1  2    26       SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)
-PROMETHEUS 3801               4   3  0    25       IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)
-SUE SOON 3572                 4   2  0    24       SITTEES (359)
 SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742       3   4  0    24       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OAK LEE 3563                  5   8  0    23       SITTEES (359)
 SER FURCAS 3583               5   2  0    22       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 FYLGJA 3746                   4   3  0    22       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 TEMPEST 3770                  3   3  0    21       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 DELUSION 3748                 3   5  0    18       DARK RAIDERS (78)
 ZHONE 3815                    2   1  0    18       SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)
 DARK ENEMY 3842               1   0  1    16       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
-ISHARA 3732                   3   5  1    15       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-ASMODAI 3811                  1   0  0    15       ADEPTES ASTARTES (387)
-AMBRULIS 3798                 1   2  0    12       IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)
 RATSO 3816                    1   2  0    12       SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)
-KRAZYBLADZ 3833               1   0  1    11       CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)
 TUD 3813                      1   2  0    11       SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)
-MALEVOLENCE 3830              1   0  0    11       CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)
-BARON SOUL 3831               1   0  0    10       CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIOUS AZALEA 3825           2   1  0     9       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SER BLACKBALL 3755            2   3  0     9       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
 LORD LONELY 3793              2   2  0     8       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
-NECROMORTIS 3797              2   1  0     7       IMMORTAL ROGUES (386)
 BETA 3812                     2   1  0     7       SELECTED ECLECTIC (388)
 SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818           1   3  0     6       ISN'T IT OBVIOUS (382)
 GHABS WHINE 3841              1   0  0     5       ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
 VESERUETHEDE 3824             0   3  0     3       BLACK KNIGHTS 2 (363)
-REQUIEM 3829                  0   1  0     1       CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)
 AETHEL 3828                   0   1  0     1       DARK DRAGONS (378)
-EPITAPH 3832                  0   1  0     1       CHAOS KNIGHTS (390)
-ULRIC 3809                    0   1  0     1       ADEPTES ASTARTES (387)
-BLOODCLAW 3810                0   1  0     1       ADEPTES ASTARTES (387)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 4        0  1 0   1                   SOUL NOVA 3685        223 NONE    
POLITE BEGGAR 4        0  1 0   1                   DARK ENEMY 3842       223 NONE    
GREGOR EISENHORN 3807  0  1 0 ADEPTES ASTARTES 387  KRAZYBLADZ 3833       222         
CASSIUS 3808           0  1 0 ADEPTES ASTARTES 387  SNORT 3814            222         
IMPERVIOUS 3745        4  4 0 ASSASSIN NATION 186   SHEWISH GIANT 21      223 NONE    
SER DELARQ 3792        0  1 0 BLACK KNIGHTS 2 363   SMOTHERING SALVI 3776 219 REVENGED
AUBIN L'AUROUGE 3596   8 11 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365   SER ILYN PAYNE 3573   223         
AZRITH 3705            5  7 0 DARK DRAGONS 378      SPYMASTER 22          223 NONE    
DAISHAR 3752           1  3 0 DARK DRAGONS 378      SER ALAIN STRONH 3747 222         
AXIAL DRAGON 3771      0  2 0 DRAGON CLONE 383      BANDIT PRINCE 25      223 NONE    
ARBOREAL DRAGON 3772   0  2 0 DRAGON CLONE 383      STONE GOLEM 26        223 NONE    
CONCORDANT DRAGO 3775  1  1 1 DRAGON CLONE 383      STONE GOLEM 26        223 NONE    
ASTRAL DRAGON 3774     0  2 0 DRAGON CLONE 383      BANDIT PRINCE 25      223 NONE    
BEAST DRAGON 3773      0  2 0 DRAGON CLONE 383      HIGH ELF 19           223 NONE    
MERCILESS MUM 3675     6  9 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      ARENAMASTER LATHRO 23 223 NONE    
ABSOLUTE GRACE 3687    6  4 1 HOPLITES 376          PAS DE QUARTIER 3633  221         
THEDEBOWTOVC 3762      4  7 0 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS 382  LORD JON SNOW 3580    223         
WHOSYOURDADDY 3760     7  3 0 ISN'T IT OBVIOUS 382  SER ILYN PAYNE 3573   222         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

My girls and I had a wonderful, wonderful time in this recent Quest.  Seeing all you
lovely people in Fratsfa (new name withheld to protect the innocent) made for a
terrific event and rip-roaring time.  The Flower Shoppe was very, very busy!  (wink)
Toker The Ten-Ton Tool, you did a superb job coordinating this event.  Our
congratulations to all the winners.  See you soon in the next Quest. -- Lady Fern &
The Flower Girls

Malice -- Now that wasn't very nice of you, was it?  You absconded my tiara and I was
growing awfully fond of it.  Watch your back (and your front) on the open streets,
Hon, because when I catch you, I'm going to ride you to death! -- Insolent Iris

Malice -- You fought well and deserved the crown.  Well done and a salute to The
Duelmaster. -- Lady Fern

Silver Knights with a 5-0-3?!  Whoooooeeeeey!  We're avoiding! -- Us Flower Girls

Epitaph -- I am really glad there wasn't one.  It was bad enough that I finished you
off so soon with only a stroke or two.  (giggle) -- Anxious Azalea

Oak Lee -- I told you I could handle all that lumber.  (wink) -- Painful Peony

Ser Galad -- One look at you and I swooned!  But I made up for it, didn't I, Luv? --
Merciless Mum

Lord Lonely -- Well you certainly came to the right place!  Thanks for the ride--or
should I say you are welcome for it?  (wink) -- Smothering Salvia

Turk -- Anyone can count on me any time.  Indeed, they can do a lot more than that on
me! -- Painful Peony

D.K. Toker -- I am certain that my elder brother, Curator, will be pleased to see
you.  I will surely warn him that you and that big weapon of yours are on the way.
(wink) -- Lady Fern

Guthhild -- You Stud, bring a couple of those longswords, Hon.  I am somewhat
uncoordinated, so I break an awful lot of them before they finish their task. --
Insolent Iris

Dark Knight Heathen -- Nice time your clan had in the Dark Arena.  Interesting, no?
And thank you for your very kind words.  We will see you in six months.  My ladies
will be waiting right here ready to take all you can give. -- Lady Fern

Ghab -- Thank you for the congrats.  Name?  Name?  Hmmmmm? -- Lady Fern

La Pentarque -- We will be awaiting those drinks because it looks like you did!
Salute. -- Lady Fern

It was a very difficult decision to allow Merciless Mum to go her own way.  She had
grown bored with her Flower Shoppe career, and the arena had no passion for her.  A
mode 9(+1)-9-15-11-11-9-21 Aimer she was, and she could only learn 7 skills in 12
fights.  She did her job well in The Quest, and now I am doing something I never do,
allowing her to go the way of the Dark Arena.  Vaya con dios, Mum. -- Lady Fern

This is over!!  I really enjoyed the show, so thanks to the hosts and all the
managers who tried and wrote.  Considering the results, the all-splendid Lady wrapped
the thing a few turns ago, but I'm a little disappointed with my guys two last
turns...could have they been a little tired by all the fooling around and whipping
on, under and around Iris the Sturdy?  Still, putting a foot on the podium is an
honor! -- Le Pentarque

Congrats to the Lady!  Congrats to Crip who quietly drove his team to success!
Congrats to Heathen and his daring Dark Arenas leaders!  Congrats to Ghab the always
bloody!  Congrats to all the others!  Yiipee!  Let's drink and celebrate!  My guys
were kinda good, surprisingly none died, but they were not good enough...Igor -4
attack...etc.  Next time!

I was awfully pulled apart.  How did this happen?  After Psychosis...everybody is
taking advantage of me...and the Hamstring pulled the second place with this victory!
Ack. -- Tonnelle

Another answer? -- Pas de Quartier

Heathen -- ...should buy lots of Windex?  Do you even read the history of your posts
or just spew from the mouth.  You truly have a dizzying intellect (or maybe no
intellect at all). -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Igor Malmort -- The second line in the fight said everything.... -- Severity

Tud -- Well done!  I look forward to meeting up with you again.... -- Tempest

Lady Fern -- May the competition between us begin anew.  My warriors always enjoy
their "tussles" with your girls.  Congrats again! -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Deathbringer Toker -- A 5-0-3?!?  That's the way to represent the mighty Desolate
Empire!  Let our enemies' blood splatter the arena walls!! -- Dark Knight Heathen,
DEA

Wasby -- I like the way that 5-0 looks Brother!  Much better than my meager 3-2-1,
though the two losses WERE to the Dark Arena!  Way to come back with a vengeance!! --
Dark Knight Heathen, DEA

Goat -- Mein Bruder!  Received your diplo and will reply with this turn.  I remember
Zyklon Be and Manic Furher--in fact my recent design in 47 "Manic Fury" is a tribute
to you, Bro!  The early days were good huh?  Nothing like a good war to get the blood
flowing again!  VC blood that is!! -- Dark Knight Heathen

Blackstorm -- Welcome, Brother!  Things are just starting to get interesting here so
you made it just in time.  Isn't it obvious is Maxipad, Selected Eclectic is Kat, and
Yellow Jan runs the Hoplites--there may be other VC here but they like to hide in the
bushes.  Ghab snivels like the VC so I think he's a probate or something.  Either
way, I'm sure Maxipad will avoid you here as he does in 47. -- Dark Knight Heathen,
DEA
P.S.  Make sure you close your Chaos Gate up tight next time.  Ghab's constant crying
seems to have manifested itself into a pud on my squad!  He says I'm stuck with him
now but all he does is complain and his skills are questionable at best!

Good showing Knights -- 17-8-5 collectively to the VC 6-9-1 and we posted a 4-3-1
against them.  Haven't figured out yet if Immortal Rogues or Adepts Astartes are VC
or that could be higher.  I suspect they are though, lurking in the typical Veiled
Clown way! -- Dark Knight Heathen Hatebred, DEA

Kat -- So riddle me this Katgirl:  How does Maxipad start a war by running his mouth
about Blackstorm and then avoids him in the arenas (turn 241, DM 47)?  I sure don't
avoid anyone I don't think is a threat to beat me (why do you think I've never
avoided Jan or Maxipad?).  As I always savor the victories that come from another's
challenge more than mine.  It's a mark of my superior managerial skills over theirs
that brings to mind another question:  What seems to be going on in the VC clubhouse
these days?  Ever since CFH split things seem to have fallen apart.  Interesting.
Maybe it's time you jettisoned some of the extra load you and Master Darque have been
carrying.  Just a thought. -- D.K. Heathen Hatebred

Ghost of Whosyourdaddy -- OBVIOUSLY Ser Ilyn Payne was YOUR daddy, which makes the
DEA the VC's grandpappy!

How does a scummy TP go to the Dark Arena against a Basher that can carry a Maul and
Large Shield without penalty and literally annihilate him with a Scimitar?? --
Heathen, perplexed
P.S.  However, it does it, it deserves to live a while longer!

Lady Fern -- Bah! I'm not interested in the new girls, if I come to the Flower Shoppe
I want you!   Lets see if we both have the same favs.  :) -- Maximillian

Lord Jon Snow -- Ah, the implications of downchallenging can only suggest you and
your brethren lack the skill to otherwise beat us. -- I'mtoosexy

Sir Blackball -- Your downchallenge nets you...nothing!  Come back when you grow up,
boy. -- Bushsuckstoadie

Azrith -- Oooh!  That's gotta just suck losing in a downchallenge.  You're most
welcome to try again, we are 2-2 now, circumstance dictates at least one more match
between us.  To see if you do come out on top, as you boast. -- Thedebowtovc

Ishara -- Man, I don't know what happened there; thought I had you. -- Slayingdeisfun

Sir Ilyne Payne -- Here is what you killed.  15-5-15-21-9-14-5 BA.  What could I
expect running a frail, low WL warrior here.  Anyone who jumped him ran the risk of
killing him.  Alas, I did like him, we shall BF when the opportunity arises. --
Maximillian

Heathen Hatebread -- I find you at best...distasteful.  What trailer park did they
recruit you from. -- Maximillian

Toker -- Is your chest all puffed out now?  That's the only way you'll ever do well
against us, using warriors with double the FE. -- Maximillian

As the new owner and manager of the Hoplites team, let me introduce myself...I am the
Crypt Keeper.  While I lack the experience of the previous owner let me assure you
that I back down from no one.  I expect to take losses, and I expect to dish some out
too!  Let the battles begin!

All -- As I'm sure everyone already knows...Lady Fern and her sexy Flower Girls have
proven themselves to be "Fratsfa's Best!"  I still believe that they intentionally
wore us down and kept us drained, but nonetheless they are the winners!  (Good job!)
Also, if everyone is in agreement, I plan on kicking this contest off again on T-228
(Feb. 26, 2007).  I still need to get with RSI, but don't expect any problems.  The
finalized rules, etc...will be printed in a couple turns.  Yes, due to you (wink) the
"most avoiding team" penalty will be dropped.  Thanks to all who participated and
made my first hosting a wonderful experience! -- Toker, Q.B. #1 Host

Lady Fern -- Great job, we shall see if you can hold onto the Ultimate Victor title
in our next Quest!  Good luck, and as always, the Consortium exudes greatness and
adds to a wonderful atmosphere!  Thanks. -- Toker

D.K. Heathen -- You have never let me down and I doubt you ever will, brother!  We
will be stronger in the next one.  Good showing! -- Dark Knight Toker

Dark Knight Blackstorm -- It is wonderful to have you here.  As you see it isn't too
hostile over here.  However, if they get in your way, smash 'em! -- D.K. Toker

Dark Knight Goat -- Next time you make me waste time with a coded diplo, HEADS WILL
ROLL!  (grin)  It was a pain!  Diplo en-route and snail concerning what you wrote
about! -- D.K. Toker
P.S.  Hope you can read Spanish, ese! (evil grin)

Welcome Immortal Rogues, Adepts Astartes and even you Kat with your Selected
Eclectic!  Hope everyone enjoys our fun arena. -- D.K. Arena

Are any of these new teams besides Kat's V.C.?

Turak -- Diplo on the way!  Sorry about Daishar, it was unintentional. -- D.K. Toker

All -- Diplos/emails have been sent to let everyone who placed know exactly what to
claim from RSI.  Gift certs should arrive this turn as I have asked RSI to get them
out to everyone!

     Just so y'all know, things are a mite chaotic at the office this week, so those
     certificates might not be in with this turn.  Then again, they might, but just
     in case.... -- Ed.

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless

manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MERCILESS MUM was butchered by ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
IMPERVIOUS was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
AZRITH was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AXIAL DRAGON was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ARBOREAL DRAGON was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
CONCORDANT DRAGON was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute competition.
ASTRAL DRAGON was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BEAST DRAGON was executed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
INSOLENT IRIS defeated MALICE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge Title melee.
MAYHEM vanquished GUTHHILD MIDWALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BOB LE CANADIEN unbelievably bested PSYCHOSIS in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
ARMED RESPONSE was overcome by PAS DE QUARTIER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
KYKENSTIENBURG outlasted OPAL AVENGER in a exciting 7 minute Challenge match.
SER ILYN PAYNE butchered AUBIN L'AUROUGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SER STEEL was subdued by SLIPPED DISK in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SER GALAD was devastated by TONNELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SER LORAS TYRELL was handily defeated by AYDINDRIL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LUMINOUS ANGEL defeated SER AERYS OAKHEART in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
FAT LIP overpowered LORD DAVOS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PAINFUL PEONY bested SNORT in a exciting 3 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge fight.
FYLGJA savagely defeated TUD in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
ZHONE overcame SER BLACKBALL in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
RATSO overpowered VESERUETHEDE in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge fight.
SLAYINGDEISFUN was overpowered by SER ALAIN STRONHAND in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
LORD LONELY was handily defeated by BUSHSUCKSTOADIE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
IGOR MALMORT demolished BRAIN TUMOUR in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
PANDEMIC overpowered PHOBOPHOBIA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SEVERITY overpowered PULLED HAMSTRING in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ATHLETE'S FOOT won victory over THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute bout.
SER ALLOCES was vanquished by IMTOOSEXY in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
SER VON DARKMOOR was handily defeated by SMOTHERING SALVIA in a 1 minute bout.
LORD JON SNOW slaughtered THEDEBOWTOVC in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
SER JAIME vanquished DELUSION in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fray.
TEMPEST subdued ANXIOUS AZALEA in a 2 minute fight.
SOUL NOVA assassinated POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
SER FURCAS outwaited BETA in a unpopular 7 minute match.
AETHEL was unbelievably bested by GHABS WHINE in a 3 minute brutal amateur's fight.
DARK ENEMY murdered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  3      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  31 -  2      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        34 -  28 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  49 -  8      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  53 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  43 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  73 -  6      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  40 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  0      38  |

Turn 223 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  7         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  6         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      INSOLENT IRIS 3323         25   9  0  141 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   IGOR MALMORT 3594          10   8  1  114 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAYHEM 3537                17  10  2  100 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
SLASHING ATTACK  SEVERITY 3538              16  11  3   91 ASSASSIN NATION (186)
WALL OF STEEL    PSYCHOSIS 3651             12   5  2   81 DARK RAIDERS (78)
AIMED BLOW       GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611      11   7  2   79 ODIN'S CHOSEN (368)
STRIKING ATTACK  TONNELLE 3634              13   4  1   70 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SLIPPED DISK 3730           8   2  0   62 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
PARRY-STRIKE     OPAL AVENGER 3686           7   5  0   46 HOPLITES (376)
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 MALICE 3343.  The ten other most popular fighters were SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742, 
PSYCHOSIS 3651, SNORT 3814, OPAL AVENGER 3686, LUMINOUS ANGEL 3684, FYLGJA 3746, IGOR 
MALMORT 3594, ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678, ARBOREAL DRAGON 3772, and BOB LE CANADIEN 3632.

The least popular fighter this week was SER FURCAS 3583.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BETA 3812, DELUSION 3748, THEDEBOWTOVC 3762, SER VON DARKMOOR 3697, SER 
ALLOCES 3584, PULLED HAMSTRING 3554, PHOBOPHOBIA 3840, LORD LONELY 3793, 
SLAYINGDEISFUN 3818, and VESERUETHEDE 3824.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHACKING WILLOW 3167 (35-9-1)          4  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
RAVISHING REDBUD 3197 (32-8-0)         4  4  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRAIN TUMOR 2584 (31-16-0)             2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HORRID HOLLY 3334 (19-10-0)            6  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
UNKNOWN QUANTITY 2133 (5-6-0)          3  3  0         CAUSE AND PURPOSE    
INSOLENT IRIS 3323 (22-8-0)            1  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IGOR MALMORT 3594 (7-7-1)              1  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GUTHHILD MIDWALL 3611 (8-6-2)          7  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        
PULLED HAMSTRING 3554 (6-10-0)         1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
MERCILESS MUM 3675 (5-6-0)             0  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
TONNELLE 3634 (11-2-1)                 0  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PAINFUL PEONY 3744 (3-1-0)             1  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         
SLIPPED DISK 3730 (6-0-0)              0  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOLYPEUS 3602 (1-1-0)                  1  3  0         DEMONS & DEVILS      
SMOTHERING SALVIA 3776 (1-0-1)         0  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAT LIP 3791 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS