DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2010    Duedate: 09/06/2010

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-273

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TORTURING TULIP
FLOWER GIRLS (189)
(52-3974) [17-15-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TORTURING TULIP                LYLA
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
(52-3974) [17-15-1,107]        (52-4204) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TORTURING TULIP                LYLA
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
(52-3974) [17-15-1,107]        (52-4204) [2-0-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PYROMANIA (184)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          35
2. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          30      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. ZEN WARRIORS (429)          19      Unchartered Team
4. PYROMANIA (184)             14
5. JADE WARRIORS (430)         13      JADE WARRIORS (430)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       555 349 17 61.4   1/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)          10  5 1
 2- 3 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    42  30  6 58.3   2- 1 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    7  3 0
 3/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    150 112  8 57.3   3/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  5 0
 4/ 2*JADE WARRIORS (430)        5   4  0 55.6   4- 5 SEA DOGS (421)            6  4 0
 5/ 5 PYROMANIA (184)          120 108  7 52.6   5/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     6  7 0
 6/ 6 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       322 295 16 52.2   6/ 8 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        6  8 0
 7- 7 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    118 125 19 48.6   7/ 7*JADE WARRIORS (430)       5  4 0
 8- 8 SEA DOGS (421)            40  43  3 48.2   8/ 6 THE ORDER (412)           4  6 0
 9/ 9 THE ORDER (412)           46  56  7 45.1   9/10*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)      3  3 1
10/10*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)       3   8  1 27.3  10/11*ZEN WARRIORS (429)        3  4 0
11/11*ZEN WARRIORS (429)         3  13  0 18.8  11- 9 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     1  4 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                             FRATSFA QUEST: THE END!!

Congrats to all, and get ready for the next one!

TEAM               MANAGER (SCOUT, CHAMPION)
Blood & Guts       Le Pentarque (Zoum La Bouse, Two)
Dragons Guard II   Khisanth (Conflict, Despair)
Flower Girls       Lady Fern (Caustic Crocus, Gloating Gardenia)
Otto's Parts       Crip (Runny Nose, -)
Pyromania          Marmaduke (Tuscan Flame, 451 degrees)
Sea Dogs           One Armed Bandit (Stabby Joe, Jolly Roger)
The Order          Torak (Salient, Anastrianna)
Watch Out          Paranoia (Sinistrophobia, Lockiophobia)

I'm in Spain, stuck with slow internet... but I'll try to update today.
Anyway, congrats to Khisanth for his splendid finish!

Dragons Guard II: 4-1 (+3) CW +3 SW +2, CTT (+3) DM +1 = +12
Pyromania: 5-0 (+5) SW +2 CW +5 = +10
Blood and Guts: 1-3 (-2) CW +3 SL -2 HUCW (Two/Fat Lip) +5 = +4
Sea Dogs: 3-2 (+1) SW +2 CL -3 = 0
Watch Out !: inactive = 0
The Order: inactive = 0
Flower Girls: 2-2 (0) SL -2 CW +3 Failed BF -2 = -1
Otto's Parts: 0-5 (-5) SL -2 = -7

So...

Le Pentarque - 106
Khisanth     -  84
Marmaduke    -  70
Paranoia     -  68
Crip         -  51
Lady Fern    -  31
OAB          -  14
Torak        -  -4

Prizes (transferred to Lee, and The Consortium for the certificates):

1st Place "Fratsfa's Ultimate Victor": Le Pentarque (Blood&Guts, 365)

1) 5 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) favorites potion. *
5) One (1) +1 bonus skill potion. **

2nd place: Khisanth (Dragons Guard, 253)

1) 3 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: Marmaduke (Pyromania, 184)

1) 2 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: Paranoia (Watch Out, 391)

1) One (1) favorites potion *
2) Rename Dark Arena monster, Stone Golem.

5th Place: Crip (Otto's Parts, 150)

1) One (1) favorites potion *
2) Rename Dark Arena monster, Spy Master.

6th-8th Place:
Lady Fern (Flower Girls, 189)
OAB (Sea Dogs, 421)
Torak (The Order, 412)

1) One (1) favorite's potion *

All teams who fight at least 43 of the possible 45 last fights (turns 264-272) 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: should be
BLOOD AND GUTS, PYROMANIA and SEA DOGS (44).  Flower Girls fought 42: can Lee make a
little gesture?

****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 325): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 651): FLOPEAR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 636): JULES of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): MOHAWK JOE of PIRATE'S COVER (?, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 635): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 635): PASCELLA of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 633): ISPEP of RANDOM (?, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): SKITZOID SNOOPY of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): EBAN STRANGER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): TOBEORNOTTOBE of TOTAL CHAOS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): GOKU of DRAGONBALL Z (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 325): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 651): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 636): THE MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 639): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 635): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 635): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 633): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 593): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 583): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 272): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 480): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 536): SUPERIOR FATHER et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 324): ZILCH of Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 651): SERENITY of CANNIBALZ (Hanibal, mgr.)
                   (turn 650): PAPRIKA PUMA of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 636): TCHACK LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 635): FENELLA JHEN of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 596): CARINA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 584): BETTY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 583): SNORKY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 479): YALO TACTSIE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 225): PETER THE GREAT of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of FRATSFA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DRAGONS GUARD II was 
unseated this week as PYROMANIA moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-1 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which OTTO'S 
PARTS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, CONFLICT has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of TORTURING TULIP, 
for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in FRATSFA seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city FRATSFA.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  DRAGONS GUARD II is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding DRAGONS GUARD II.  Indeed it was PYROMANIA.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  CAUSTIC CROCUS take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in FRATSFA.  Give 451 DEGREES credit for his courage.  Did you 
note how he challenged SAVAGE SNOWBALL despite the 31 point difference in their 
rankings?  1 points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my admiration is what 
451 DEGREES must now weigh against the defeat which resulted.  A match that raised a 
few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that TORTURING TULIP posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized TWO.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
TORTURING TULIP subdued TWO.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I 
can not but mention with disdain the name of FAT LIP who this week posted a challenge 
to a warrior a full 11 points below in the rankings.  I thought FAT LIP showed great 
skill and promise when it subdued ZOUM LA BOUSE.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Walk proud, warriors of JADE WARRIORS!  By 
striking down AUDRY you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to 
all in FRATSFA.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in FRATSFA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORTURING TULIP 3974         17  15  1   107       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESPAIR 2282                 11   5  1   108       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-CONFLICT 2375                 8   1  0    99       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 FAT LIP 3791                 13  13  0    96       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         12   6  1    94       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOLLY ROGER 4092             10   7  1    86       SEA DOGS (421)
 TWO 4039                     14   7  2    83       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SALVATION 1825               16   8  0    80       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           14   8  0    74       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        9   8  0    74       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONYX 2283                     9   7  0    61       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 HOT STUFF 4136                8   5  0    60       PYROMANIA (184)
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147              7   2  0    60       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 451 DEGREES 2415             12   8  0    58       PYROMANIA (184)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AREOPOLITE 4138               8   6  0    54       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103           8   9  0    54       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-BLACKBEARD 3174               6   8  3    54       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
-STABBY JOE 4142               7   5  1    50       SEA DOGS (421)
-KITIARA 4164                  4   3  2    50       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023             11  11  2    48       THE ORDER (412)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153             6   4  0    46       PYROMANIA (184)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               6   9  0    45       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-CROW'S NEST GUY 4095          7  10  0    39       SEA DOGS (421)
-PARROT TAMER 4188             4   0  0    36       SEA DOGS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSHIDO 4187                  4   1  0    33       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-HENRY MORGAN 3494             3   1  1    30       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 CRACKED KNUCKLE 4166          4   1  0    29       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LIGHTER FLUID 4170            3   5  0    27       PYROMANIA (184)
 MASSIVE MIGRAINE 4167         3   2  0    27       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-GANGWAY 4191                  2   2  0    25       SEA DOGS (421)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALIENT 4149                  4   5  0    19       THE ORDER (412)
 LYLA 4204                     2   0  0    19       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 3547           2   1  0    19       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 DISCO INFERNO 4193            2   3  1    18       PYROMANIA (184)
 MEIDANI 4195                  1   1  0    18       THE ORDER (412)
 MASLOW 4177                   2   0  0    17       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 SIR BREUSE 4145               3   7  0    16       THE ORDER (412)
 JASMIN 4176                   2   0  0    15       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-JACK SPARROW 3473             3   1  0    10       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 WARREN 4190                   1   2  0    10       THE ORDER (412)
 SILIA 4171                    1   4  0    10       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 LEOU 4172                     1   2  0     8       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 AUDRY 4203                    1   1  1     7       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)
 I AM WARRIOR 4174             1   2  0     7       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
-STUBBED TOE 4205              0   1  0     7       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            1   3  0     6       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 RILO 4180                     1   1  0     6       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 DRASTIAL 4175                 0   3  0     3       ZEN WARRIORS (429)
 ALANEA 4178                   0   2  0     2       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 SAM 4173                      0   2  0     2       ZEN WARRIORS (429)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEXIS 4206                   0   1  0     1       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRIENDLY CONSTAB        0  0 0                      DISCO INFERNO 4193    273  NONE
VICTORY PROGRAM 4192    1  4 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  WURM KIN              273  NONE
DEVLISH DAHLIA 4152     2  3 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189     KITIARA 4164          269  NOT REVENGED
THOMAS 4179             0  1 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    AUDRY 4203            272  JUST REVENGED
CLUB FOOT 4181          2  1 0 OTTO'S PARTS 150     HENRY MORGAN 3494     271   
AMBROSE 4186            1  1 1 THE ORDER 412        STABBY JOE 4142       269  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khisanth, Honey, it seems I am doing everything I can to help you secure second
place.  You cutie! -- Lady Fern
P.S.  Congrats on Conflicts Duelmastership.

Join the turf Wars!  This is an event you will not want to miss! -- Lady Fern

Maslow -- I clearly was not ready for you.  Why, you caught me naked!  (Tee hee.)
You may have won the fight, but I plan to win the tussle.  (wink) -- Hateful Hasta

Onyx -- It feels good to finish on top of a Dragon's Guard.  It does! -- Gloating
Gardenia

Veteran Merc!  I take my action any way I can get it! -- Savage Snowball

Kitiara -- What an impressive victory for you.  Will you come on over to The Flower
Shoppe and lick my wounds.  (wink) -- Caustic Crocus

Well, my poor Zoum felt the curse of Khisanth....  Conflict is something to fear! --
Le Pentarque

Yet it was a beautiful day.  Let's celebrate, and start to get ready for the next
Quest!  It's also a day to clean the house:  yes, Victory (!) Program... perhaps,
Zoum...

Crow's Nest Guy -- The nest is on FIRE and I'm holding the lighter!!! -- Tuscan Flame

Runny Nose -- Poor thing... fighting with a cold.  You should do something about
that... really. -- 451 Degrees

Areopolite -- Lookin' for some hot stuff baby this evenin'....  I need some hot
stuff, baby, tonight.  (sing along now). -- Hot Stuff

Victory Program -- Run time error? -- Lighter Fluid

Silia -- I'd ask you to dance, but I think you have two left feet. -- Disco Inferno

     Then she needs a partner with two right feet.

To all who participated in the Fratsfa Quest -- It was a lot of fun!  Thanks to those
who spent their personal time running this... looking forward to doing it again!  I
can't wait to see some of those Dark Arena monster names over the next few turns.
<smirk> -- Marma Duke (card carrying member of LOL)

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VICTORY PROGRAM was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MASLOW unbelievably bested AUDRY in a 3 minute brutal beginner's Bloodfeud battle.
TORTURING TULIP overpowered TWO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
FAT LIP viciously subdued ZOUM LA BOUSE in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
451 DEGREES was devastated by SAVAGE SNOWBALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANASTRIANNA was luckily beaten by CAUSTIC CROCUS in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
MASSIVE MIGRAINE unbelievably bested MEIDANI in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
LYLA savagely defeated RILO in a popular 4 minute gory beginner's Challenge duel.
HATEFUL HASTA was beaten by SILIA in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
HOT STUFF savagely defeated RUNNY NOSE in a 2 minute bloody master's match.
TUSCAN FLAME was unbelievably bested by AREOPOLITE in a exciting 2 minute battle.
SALIENT was bested by CRACKED KNUCKLE in a 2 minute bout.
SIR BREUSE slimly lost to LIGHTER FLUID in a 2 minute conflict.
LEOU defeated ALANEA in a 3 minute novice's duel.
SAM slimly lost to WARREN in a exciting 5 minute bloody beginner's duel.
I AM WARRIOR bested ALEXIS in a 2 minute brutal novice's brawl.
DRASTIAL was demolished by JASMIN in a 4 minute one-sided bout.
DISCO INFERNO executed FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  27 -  5      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        29 -  25 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  25 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  27 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  36 -  3      41  |

Turn 273 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TORTURING TULIP 3974       17  15  1  107 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085       12   6  1   94 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
STRIKING ATTACK  TWO 4039                   14   7  2   83 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         14   8  0   74 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOT STUFF 4136              8   5  0   60 PYROMANIA (184)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138             8   6  0   54 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORTURING TULIP 3974.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LYLA 4204.  The ten other most popular fighters were FAT LIP 3791, 
ANASTRIANNA 4023, WARREN 4190, MEIDANI 4195, TUSCAN FLAME 4153, SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085, 
RILO 4180, HOT STUFF 4136, SIR BREUSE 4145, and I AM WARRIOR 4174.

The least popular fighter this week was DRASTIAL 4175.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MASLOW 4177, SAM 4173, ALANEA 4178, RUNNY NOSE 3877, MASSIVE MIGRAINE 
4167, ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037, DISCO INFERNO 4193, JASMIN 4176, ALEXIS 4206, and CAUSTIC 
CROCUS 4103.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  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 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!