Date   : 06/12/2012    Duedate: 07/09/2012


DM-52    TURN-297

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-4085) [19-9-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             
(52-4085) [19-9-1,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALINA REES                    SALINA REES
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3546) [15-22-0,78]         (52-3546) [15-22-0,78]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          30
2. JADE WARRIORS (430)         27      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. DARQUE AGES (393)           20      Unchartered Team
4. WAH CHING (146)             19
5. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          17      FLINTSTONE (58)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       588 368 17 61.5   1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        8  2 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    200 141 13 58.7   2/ 6 WAH CHING (146)           8  7 0
 3/ 4 WAH CHING (146)           57  45  8 55.9   3/ 4 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    7  5 2
 4/ 3 DARQUE AGES (393)         64  51  5 55.7   4/ 2 JADE WARRIORS (430)       7  8 0
 5/ 5 PYROMANIA (184)          163 145  8 52.9   5/ 3 DARQUE AGES (393)         6  9 0
 6/ 6 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    68  76 10 47.2   6/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     5  7 1
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       113 138  1 45.0   7/ 8 PYROMANIA (184)           3  2 0
 8/ 8 JADE WARRIORS (430)       50  68  0 42.4   8/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        3  5 0
 9- 9 EPYC DEATH (404)          29  59  1 33.0   9- 9 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

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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)
        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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

     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.)

        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.

        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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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.

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, no more than two skills per
        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
     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.

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

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 06-05-12**

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 349): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 248): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 649): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 299): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): BLACK LIGHTNING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 248): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 298): FALLON GRIMM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 249): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 249): LOUIE MURH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 65): BERTHOLD of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, well.  Surprised you Fratsfans, didn't I?  It wasn't me you were
expecting to be on the throne, was it?  Had your bets laid for Jasmin to repeat, or
for Zoum La Bouse to reclaim the throne, didn't you?  But Lady Fern knew, and I knew,
and we are both the richer for it!
     Rather than laboring on and on about my beauty, and my sexual prowess, and my
collection of toys, I will take the time to talk about my teammates, the lovely and
luscious Flower Girls.  For the nerd in all of us, here they are in numbers:

BIRTH STATS:  ST-8,10,11,14,15


SKILL LEARN RATE:  1.00 to 2.07; avg = 1.5.1

RATINGS:  Init - X, X, A
          Rip - none
          Att - X, M
          Parry - X
          Defense - none
          Decise - X, A

SKILL LEARNS:  154 from trains, 47 from stats

BONUSES:  2 - ambi, 1 - endu

BS - 2    ML
HA        QS
LS        SC - 2
ME        SS

And five lovely, lovely tushes!
     So here I am.  Will I remain?  Or will any of the eight challenger champions be
here next?  Place your bets.
               Savage Snowball Duelmaster I (with a wiggle and a jiggle)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, WAH CHING 
has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for DORIAN SELAN, 
who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was URSILA 
RILVAR, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
TELESPHORUS.  Unlike most arenas, SAVAGE SNOWBALL managed to get hers challenge off 
against the 16-3-0 URBAN.  Well, everybody's pal SAVAGE SNOWBALL moved hers record to 
19-9-1 by defeating URBAN in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 15 recognition 
points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that FLOWER GIRLS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of FLOWER GIRLS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause DARQUE AGES beats feet every time FLOWER GIRLS smiles at them.  Try 
farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of ZOUM LA BOUSE, who was this 
week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  There's got to be more reason for the sending of SHAMU to 
the Dark Arena than its record (3-2-2).  Anybody got any ideas DRAGONS GUARD II?  Ask 
not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in FRATSFA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085         19   9  1   130       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           31  13  0   128       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103          18  11  0   111       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 ANASTASIUS 3867              11   2  2   108       DARQUE AGES (393)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAMP CHUMP 4147             10   2  0   105       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 URBAN 3863                   16   4  0    98       DARQUE AGES (393)
 LI KUI 851                   13   8  1    98       WAH CHING (146)
 JASMIN 4176                  14  12  0    91       JADE WARRIORS (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083       12  12  0    89       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SALINA REES 3546             15  22  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TELESPHORUS 3861             10   9  0    72       DARQUE AGES (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET ROSE 4255              8   3  0    66       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 URSILA RILVAR 4105            5   8  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 HU YAN ZHUO 849              12   9  0    59       WAH CHING (146)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIGHTER FLUID 4170           11  12  0    54       PYROMANIA (184)
-HATEFUL HASTA 4194            6   8  0    49       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-DISCO INFERNO 4193           11   9  1    43       PYROMANIA (184)
 WEI YAN 4257                  6   5  1    43       WAH CHING (146)
 SUN QIAN 4256                 6   5  1    42       WAH CHING (146)
 CONFLICT 4274                 3   0  0    41       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-GLON'S PITY 4033              6   5  0    40       EPYC DEATH (404)
-ARRAHE 3955                   4  14  1    37       EPYC DEATH (404)
-JAZMINA 3959                  6  12  0    34       EPYC DEATH (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARGON 4264                   5   4  0    30       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 WORMER 4218                   5   4  1    29       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 PETULANT PANSY 4234           4   1  0    26       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 MILO 4252                     5   7  0    24       JADE WARRIORS (430)
-BANDOR'S SHAME 4034           4   8  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)
-FUEGOLICIOUS 4292             2   0  0    24       PYROMANIA (184)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADLY RAGE 4275              3   4  0    22       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 DORIAN SELAN 4298             1   1  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SEI BHAT PO 4295              2   1  0    20       WAH CHING (146)
 MANIQUE 4238                  4   5  0    17       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 YURISHIDO 4290                3   1  0    14       JADE WARRIORS (430)
 JULES 4283                    2   4  0    10       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
-HOWLING MOON 4289             0   2  0     2       EPYC DEATH (404)
 EUSEBIUS 4300                 0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (393)
 SYMMACHUS 4301                0   1  0     1       DARQUE AGES (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARGH 4299               0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  FERN'S MASTER         297  NONE
SHAMU 4265              3  2 2 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 HIGH ELF              297  NONE
EXTINGUISH ASAP 4284    0  1 0 PYROMANIA 184        HIGH ELF              297  NONE
ZHENG TIAN SHOU 853     9  9 2 WAH CHING 146        URSILA RILVAR 4105    294   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Areopolite -- We Ladies forgot to tell you how proud we were of you and your Lord
Protector attainment.  Hubba!  Maybe one last free-for-all party to celebrate?! --
The Flower Girls

Zoum -- Don't you just love those long, lusty, slow dances?  So romantic!  So
stimulating!  I think I got more out of that one than you did.  (giggle) -- Caustic

Howling Moon -- I am not sure how I did it the first time, and I am more uncertain of
how I was able to do so the second???  But I had a good time, and a Flower Girl takes
it any way she can get it!  Yes! -- Petulant Pansy
P.S.  Come over to The Flower Shoppe and visit me and collect a free lap dance for
all te nice things you have done for me.

Jasmin -- Perhaps you were leaving snowballs out of the picture as an abject
underdog?  Perhaps you had your mind set alone on Zoum and that big weapon of his?
Sorry to steal your pleasure and your thunder, Babe. -- Savage Snowball

Zoum -- You want to talk about your new positions?  My gals are always interested in
new positions, especially yours, you Hunk.  But I have something I want to talk
about, too.  Who is your contact?  Who do you know behind te scenes in The
Commission?  How did you manage to gain a recognition point in your random loss to a
warrior well below you in points?  (124 vs 96)  Yu da man! -- Lady Fern

Wow!  How well-rounded and competitive Fratsfa has come!  For example, six different
teams were represented in the stylemaster list and only one had two stylemasters.
Congrats to Jade Warriors (2), Blood And Guts, Wah Ching, Dragons Guard II,
Pyromania, and our own Flower Girls. -- Lady Fern

Attention, attention!  The Flower Shoppe is offering a 20% discount during all of
June.  Just bring in your Philly flight reservation or Philly hotel reservation and
take advantage of the discounted beautiful flowers and arrangements downstairs, and
the discounted lovely and lusty Flower Girls and arrangements upstairs.  You will be
so, so glad you did. -- Lady Fern
P.S.  Meanwhile-- see you at The Philly Face.

Butchering the evil Sarkozy was something special!!! -- Areopolite
P.S.  Nicely done, Shamu!

Ouch, a crocus can be sturdy... I predict Caustic Crocus will spend quite a few turns
on our throne! -- Zoum la Bouse

Hum... hard times ahead... -- Manique and Wormer

Ah!  We finally get the tourney results.  We congratulate the participants.  Or at
least salute them for making the effort. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Tuscan Flame -- Ouch!  You scorched me a good one.  Well, good for you.  Excuse me
while I run off, I'm going to have to put aloe on it right away. -- Ursila Rilvar
P.S.  Four skills!  Very good, thanks.

Arrahe -- I'll pass on the epyc, thanks, that always means an uncomfortable time.
And I'll definitely pass on the death.  There's too much of that around as it is. --
Salina Rees

Sei Bhat Po -- I knew I didn't want to get into this whole gladiating thing!  That's
why I didn't show up.  I thought I had a good hideout, and then one of those really
nasty-tempered Flower Girls gave me away.  Damn. -- Dorian Selan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHAMU was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EXTINGUISH ASAP was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ARGH was easily killed by FERN'S MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SAVAGE SNOWBALL savagely defeated URBAN in a 4 minute Challenge Title duel.
GLOATING GARDENIA was defeated by LI KUI in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
TELESPHORUS bested URSILA RILVAR in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
VELVET ROSE devastated HU YAN ZHUO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MILO was handily defeated by CONFLICT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
PETULANT PANSY vanquished JULES in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JASMIN was viciously subdued by ANASTASIUS in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
ZOUM LA BOUSE unbelievably bested SALINA REES in a exciting 8 minute veteran's bout.
CAUSTIC CROCUS viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 13 minute mismatched conflict.
SUN QIAN bested DARGON in a 1 minute bout.
WEI YAN overcame WORMER in a popular 1 minute conflict.
MANIQUE lost to DEADLY RAGE in a 1 minute bout.
YURISHIDO bested EUSEBIUS in a exciting 1 minute beginner's duel.
SEI BHAT PO devastated SYMMACHUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DORIAN SELAN overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  12 -  0      40  |

Turn 297 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      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085       19   9  1  130 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         31  13  0  128 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    LI KUI 851                 13   8  1   98 WAH CHING (146)
PARRY-STRIKE     JASMIN 4176                14  12  0   91 JADE WARRIORS (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   TELESPHORUS 3861           10   9  0   72 DARQUE AGES (393)
SLASHING ATTACK  VELVET ROSE 4255            8   3  0   66 JADE WARRIORS (430)
AIMED BLOW       WEI YAN 4257                6   5  1   43 WAH CHING (146)
STRIKING ATTACK  CONFLICT 4274               3   0  0   41 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALINA REES 3546.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SALINA REES 3546.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLOATING 

The least popular fighter this week was CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DARGON 4264, HU YAN ZHUO 849, ARGH 4299, EXTINGUISH ASAP 4284, 
SHAMU 4265, SYMMACHUS 4301, MANIQUE 4238, WORMER 4218, JASMIN 4176, and JULES 4283.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: