DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/20/2012    Duedate: 04/16/2012

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-294

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOUM LA BOUSE
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-4037) [30-11-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOUM LA BOUSE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          
(52-4037) [30-11-0,129]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TUSCAN FLAME                   TUSCAN FLAME
PYROMANIA (184)                PYROMANIA (184)
(52-4153) [14-10-0,103]        (52-4153) [14-10-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JADE WARRIORS (430)         58
2. DARQUE AGES (393)           57      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          31      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          25
5. EPYC DEATH (404)             6      SUPERIOR FORCES (259)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       580 366 17 61.3   1/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  3 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    195 134 12 59.3   2/ 2 WAH CHING (146)           8  7 1
 3/ 0 DARQUE AGES (393)         58  42  5 58.0   3/ 5 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  1 0
 4/ 3 WAH CHING (146)           49  38  8 56.3   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        5  3 1
 5/ 4 PYROMANIA (184)          160 143  8 52.8   5/ 7 JADE WARRIORS (430)       5 10 0
 6/ 5 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    61  71  8 46.2   6/ 0 DARQUE AGES (393)         3  2 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       110 133  1 45.3   7/ 6 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    3  5 0
 8/ 7 JADE WARRIORS (430)       43  60  0 41.7   8- 8*BLACK FLAG (432)          1  2 0
 9/ 0 EPYC DEATH (404)          28  55  1 33.7   9/ 3 PYROMANIA (184)           1  3 0
10- 8*BLACK FLAG (432)           1   2  0 33.3  10/ 0 EPYC DEATH (404)          1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 63): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): MONKEY BUSINESS of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 63): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 346): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Congrats, Rendor!!  I knew you could make it!  At last a fine new duelmaster!!
Hum... wait... I am still the big boss??  Good luck on the island, then, Rendor!
     Tuscan Flame, will you try again?

Zoum, beaten... but resilient.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in FRATSFA!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but PYROMANIA really goofed with their 0-1-0.  One team 
deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 2 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, JADE 
WARRIORS!  MVP award for JASMIN?  JADE WARRIORS' proud of her after beating 
AREOPOLITE and getting 29 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  AREOPOLITE got 
smashed by JASMIN, and lost 13 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think ZOUM LA BOUSE should let TUSCAN FLAME be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said FRATSFA's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of JADE WARRIORS must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why FLOWER GIRLS' been avoiding JADE 
WARRIORS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can WAH CHING's LI KUI be 
more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't 
believe how many people were snickering when URSILA RILVAR killed ZHENG TIAN SHOU.  
So he had a 9-9-2, that's no excuse!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can 
do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           30  11  0   129       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147             10   2  0   105       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153            14  10  0   103       PYROMANIA (184)
 JASMIN 4176                  13  10  0    99       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          16  11  0    96       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 ANASTASIUS 3867               8   2  2    92       DARQUE AGES (393)
 URBAN 3863                   15   2  0    91       DARQUE AGES (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       12  11  0    89       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 AREOPOLITE 4138              19  14  1    88       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         16   9  1    88       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 LI KUI 851                   11   7  1    86       WAH CHING (146)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              12   6  0    77       WAH CHING (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINA REES 3546             14  20  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            4   6  1    66       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIGHTER FLUID 4170           11  12  0    54       PYROMANIA (184)
 TELESPHORUS 3861              8   8  0    54       DARQUE AGES (393)
 SUN QIAN 4256                 4   4  1    44       WAH CHING (146)
-DISCO INFERNO 4193           11   9  1    43       PYROMANIA (184)
 DARGON 4264                   4   2  0    43       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 ARRAHE 3955                   4  13  1    34       EPYC DEATH (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAZMINA 3959                  6  11  0    33       EPYC DEATH (404)
 WORMER 4218                   4   2  1    33       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 HATEFUL HASTA 4194            5   8  0    32       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 MILO 4252                     5   4  0    29       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 VELVET ROSE 4255              5   3  0    28       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 BANDOR'S SHAME 4034           4   7  0    26       EPYC DEATH (404)
 MANIQUE 4238                  3   3  0    26       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 GLON'S PITY 4033              5   5  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEI YAN 4257                  4   4  1    21       WAH CHING (146)
-SHAMU 4265                    1   1  0    20       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 DEADLY RAGE 4275              2   2  0    16       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 PETULANT PANSY 4234           2   0  0    13       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 YURISHIDO 4290                1   0  0    13       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-ASAD 4271                     1   0  0    13       BLACK FLAG (432)
 JULES 4283                    1   2  0     5       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-KWAN-YU 4272                  0   1  0     1       BLACK FLAG (432)
-BLOODLUST 4269                0   1  0     1       BLACK FLAG (432)
 HOWLING MOON 4289             0   1  0     1       EPYC DEATH (404)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FELIX 4221              0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 393      LAURENTS OF ARAB      294  NONE
ZEPHYRINUS 4220         0  1 0 DARQUE AGES 393      HIGH ELF              294  NONE
DREYVON QUICKTOE 4245   3  2 0 JADE WARRIORS 430    WEI YAN 4257          290  JUST REVENGED
ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853     9  9 2 WAH CHING 146        URSILA RILVAR 4105    294   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

LP -- "Weak but cute"!?!  Tsk, tsk.  You need to go without for six months or so,
then we will talk weak but cute. (wink) -- Lady Fern

Rendor Quil -- Congratulations to you, Lord Protector.  Stop in for that last event
at The Flower Shoppe on the way to The Isle.  The gals say "it's on them". (chuckle)
-- Lady Fern

Zoum -- And kudos to you, Mr. Duelmaster, Duelmaster, Duelmaster....  All the gals
want a piece of you. -- Lady Fern

Hu Yan Zhuo -- Come on over to The Flower Shoppe so I can gloat and give you a
massage, and.... (wink) -- Gloating Gardenia

Salina Rees -- I really, really, really had a lot of fun.  We'll have to try that
again some time.  If you come and visit me at The Flower Shoppe, I will show you some
tricks. -- Caustic Crocus

Noble Assassin -- You didn't have a snowball's chance in Hades.... -- Savage Snowball
P.S.  But if you see me in my room at The Flower Shoppe, I might give you a chance.
Yes, I might!

Manique -- How unfair of you with that pretty name and all.  But there is something
special about a lovely lady.  I AVE to see you again! -- Hateful Haste

Jules -- I think I had a lucky day.  Just meeting you was a lucky day. -- Petulant
Pansy

We are glad to be back! -- Lady Fern

What a splendid day!  The Flower Girls are back!  Would it be spring blossoming
early?  Welcome back... -- Le Pentarque

Thanks for the freebie, Lady Fern.  I have a lot a spare time here alone on the
throne! -- Zoum

Lady Fern -- Welcome back, can't wait to stop by the flower shoppe and see you and
the girls. -- Brandgon Maggingale, mgr Jade Warriors

Ursila Rilvar -- I wouldn't count on it! -- Velvet Rose

Dargon -- I guess my beauty wasn't good enough.  Congrats on the victory, until next
time. -- Velvet Rose

Wormer -- You won this round but victory will be mine next time. -- Deadly Rage

Wah Ching -- Ah what's the matter, do we scare you? -- Jade Warriors

Sorry no personals this time.  I've been sick. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FELIX was dealt death by LAURENTS OF ARABIA in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ZEPHYRINUS was dispatched by HIGH ELF in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
VELVET ROSE subdued WEI YAN in a action packed 1 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
CAUSTIC CROCUS unbelievably bested LI KUI in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
DEADLY RAGE was bested by MANIQUE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ZOUM LA BOUSE defeated TUSCAN FLAME in a 3 minute veteran's Title struggle.
AREOPOLITE was handily defeated by JASMIN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
HU YAN ZHUO lost to URBAN in a action packed 3 minute duel.
ANASTASIUS vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SALINA REES won victory over DARGON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZHENG TIAN SHOU was executed by URSILA RILVAR in a 2 minute gory one-sided melee.
TELESPHORUS subdued WORMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ARRAHE was handily defeated by SUN QIAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GLON'S PITY was savagely defeated by MILO in a 3 minute gory brawl.
JAZMINA was viciously subdued by HATEFUL HASTA in a 2 minute gory conflict.
BANDOR'S SHAME vanquished JULES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PETULANT PANSY viciously subdued HOWLING MOON in a 4 minute bloody novice's fray.
YURISHIDO devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  19 -  2      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 294 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  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         30  11  0  129 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   TUSCAN FLAME 4153          14  10  0  103 PYROMANIA (184)
PARRY-STRIKE     JASMIN 4176                13  10  0   99 JADE WARRIORS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   ANASTASIUS 3867             8   2  2   92 DARQUE AGES (393)
WALL OF STEEL    AREOPOLITE 4138            19  14  1   88 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
AIMED BLOW       DARGON 4264                 4   2  0   43 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TUSCAN FLAME 4153.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TUSCAN FLAME 4153.  The ten other most popular fighters were LI KUI 851, HU 
YAN ZHUO 849, ZEPHYRINUS 4220, JASMIN 4176, MILO 4252, HATEFUL HASTA 4194, PETULANT 
PANSY 4234, FELIX 4221, DEADLY RAGE 4275, and URSILA RILVAR 4105.

The least popular fighter this week was HOWLING MOON 4289.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARRAHE 3955, WORMER 4218, ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853, JULES 4283, 
JAZMINA 3959, DARGON 4264, AREOPOLITE 4138, WEI YAN 4257, YURISHIDO 4290, and 
BANDOR'S SHAME 4034.