DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2005    Duedate: 08/25/2005

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-197

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRED WEASLEY
GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
(54-2868) [22-7-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRED WEASLEY                   VENTURIA
GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)        STEEL REIGN (309)
(54-2868) [22-7-0,124]         (54-2878) [6-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FRED WEASLEY                   PENELOTHE
GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)        TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
(54-2868) [22-7-0,124]         (54-2838) [1-3-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL REIGN (309)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     32
2. HOLD THAT TIGER (300)       31      GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
3. LEAKY TEEPEE (307)          30      Unchartered Team
4. DARK PENTAGRAM (305)        29
5. OF WOLF AND MAN (296)       28      STEEL REIGN (309)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 USELESS TOOLS (219)      180  83  6 68.4   1/ 1*STEEL REIGN (309)        10  5 2
 2/ 2*STEEL REIGN (309)         17   9  3 65.4   2/ 7*OF WOLF AND MAN (296)    10  5 1
 3/ 6*HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     15  10  0 60.0   3/ 2 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)  10  5 1
 4/ 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)  129  90  7 58.9   4/ 6*JANIX (298)              10  5 0
 5/ 7*OF WOLF AND MAN (296)     17  13  1 56.7   5/ 5 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)   9  6 2
 6/ 5 SPARF! (310)              60  47  3 56.1   6/ 8 SPARF! (310)              9  6 0
 7/15*LEAKY TEEPEE (307)         8   7  0 53.3   7/ 3 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     8  7 0
 8/ 9 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)      25  22  1 53.2   8/ 4*HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     8  7 0
 9/11*SEA DOGS (294)            13  12  1 52.0   9/14*LEAKY TEEPEE (307)        8  7 0
10/10 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  165 158  8 51.1  10/ 9*SEA DOGS (294)            7  8 1
11/ 8 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    43  44  5 49.4  11/13*BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     6  9 0
12/ 4*CARESS OF STEEL (301)      9  10  0 47.4  12/12*CARESS OF STEEL (301)     5  5 0
13/12*JANIX (298)               13  15  0 46.4  13/10*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)    5 10 0
14/13 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     58  80  4 42.0  14/19*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    4  6 1
15-16 THE ABYSMALS (270)        31  50  6 38.3  15/16 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    4 11 0
16/18*POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    16  29  3 35.6  16/15 DARK PENTAGRAM (305)      2  0 0
17/14*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)     7  13  0 35.0  17-11 USELESS TOOLS (219)       2  1 0
18/17*BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)      6  14  0 30.0  18-18 THE ABYSMALS (270)        2  3 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*DOG SOLDIERS II (311)      3   9  0 25.0  19-17*DOG SOLDIERS II (311)     2  3 0
20/20*OFF THE WALL II (303)      1  10  0  9.1  20/20*OFF THE WALL II (303)     0  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

One last try at my inability to get things right.  It's Richard and Walter, I don't
know why I kept throwing William in there.  Recent events have me EXTREMELY run down
so I am going to have to abbreviate the scoring so it's cut and pasted from the
yahoo/Duel2 site.  Hopefully next turn I'll be feeling my old self, and my apologies.

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Just going to give a quick rundown on the current scoreboard:

STEEL REIGN         7
OF WOLF AND MAN     4
JANIX               4
CARESS OF STEEL     4
MILLENIUM METAL     3
GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2   3
SPARF!              1
BATTLE BEASTS2      1
INDULGENT DRINKS    0
MEMORIAL HAMMERZ   -1
HOLD THAT TIGER    -1
LEAKY TEEPEE       -1
DOG SOLDIERS II    -1
SEA DOGS           -3
POMPOUS PALADINS   -3
EYE OF THE STORM   -4

The active teams that did not get points for personals were SPARF!, DOG SOLDIERS II,
and EYE OF THE STORM.  None of the inactive teams wrote personals for points;
everybody else scored their personal ad point.

Kills are:
STEEL REIGN       2
OF WOLF AND MAN   1

Many thanks and hope you're enjoying the challenge of this format as much as I am.
It is a real challenge to just throw out a strat and hope you get a good matchup or
your strat is solid enough to overcome; whew, what a workout!

Street Legal

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 525): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 411): SCARDY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 531): BUD SMITH of BOMBAY BUMBLE BEES (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 526): THE IMPECCABLE PIG of JUST DON'T CARE (The Muffin Man)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 530): AHMED of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 528): CAT-IN-THE-HAT of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): WOLFRAVEN of CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): GROBRAUM of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): HORNS of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 487): SASQUATCH COWBOY of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 210): QUIA RAYNE of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 464): THIRD BASE SPOCK of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): TURAGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): RON WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): TRAIN WRECK of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 162): KOOL AID of LIQUIDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 406): WIGGLER of THUNDR + LITENING from TALCAMA (Doc Steele)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 525): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 411): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 531): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 526): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 530): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 528): UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 487): KAMIKAZI (Nemesis, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): GREYHAWK (Sceptre, mgr.0
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 210): LITERATI (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 464): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): STEEL REIGN (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 162): TWISTED SISTERS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 406): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 530): NOT HOYLE of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 527): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 526): PERICLES of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
                           BAGMAN of HITMEN FOR HIRE (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 527): YAKKO of UNDER JOLLY ROGER (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                           DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 522): WOLFRAVEN of CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 514): GROBRAUM of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 513): LUGO BELOSKI of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
                           PRIME SLIME of THE NATURALS XI (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
               (turn 512): SKYDANCER of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 477): DARK TYPHLOSION of FIRE DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 413): TURAGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 196): RON WEASLEY of GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (Godric Gryffindor, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 184): LONDON QUIREBOY of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
                          OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 362): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 161): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Fellow Memorializers,

Well, I was right; I'm off to the Isle after fighting this turn.  I think I will head
to Free Blades.  I would have gone to taunt the Slytherins in Lirin Kiv, but they
will be coming to Free Blades in a few anyway, so I figure I might as well get there
before they stink up the guildhouse.

After several years of "sandbagging" in the Champions & Challengers, I leave for the
Isle highly over qualified for the honor.  I am probably one of the most developed
Total Parries that Rillion has ever graduated.  I have ratings in every area except
initiative, which has been my most difficult area to learn in.  My "favorites" are
decidedly average for my style and I doubt I'll see much more fighting ahead.  Oh
well it was fun while it lasted and I bid you goodbye.

See you blokes around sometime,

Ron Weasley 

P.S.  Good luck to Fred, let's see if he gets a good match-up and the Useless Tools
remain inactive, so he can take my spot.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  USELESS TOOLS after a sorry 0-0-0 might want 
to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' 
blues!  What's a move up by 5 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to OF WOLF AND MAN.  Good things come to those who fight well, 
as LEAKY TEEPEE can attest, moving up by 5.  TRADERS OF TROCAR had cause to 
celebrate, after WIMPERETTA got 27 points by beating KRAZY KANGAROO.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, VIKING RAIDER was winsome, after beating WASTELANDER and 
seeing it lose 12 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
BATTLEBLADE, of EYE OF THE STORM, who despite a 10-7-0 couldn't overcome TROCAR's 
Number 1.  Word has it one team in TROCAR is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in THE 
ABYSMALS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, STEEL REIGN scurried away from THE ABYSMALS.  Oh, the 
shame!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  You've heard 
about BATTLEBLADE of EYE OF THE STORM.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do I.  
What was a 10-7-0 doing on the fields in the first place?  KRAZY KANGAROO of SPARF!, 
possessing a sorry record of 8-10-0, lost its last battle to WIMPERETTA of TRADERS OF 
TROCAR.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  More than one waitress 
at The Dripping Blade was spilling more drinks than usual last week, as FOUL 
NAVIGATOR's early demise became known.  What will SEA DOGS do???  A moment of silence 
for BATTLEBLADE, who died an untimely death at the hands of RON WEASLEY.  In the 
spirit of revenge, we call upon EYE OF THE STORM to act!  Questions are being raised 
about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in TROCAR 
would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in TROCAR is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRED WEASLEY 2868            22   7  0   124       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NO-STICK TAPE 2541           16   4  2   131       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-A.O. HELL 2523               16   5  1   130       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-RUBBER BULLET 2503           18   1  0   120       USELESS TOOLS (219)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIKING RAIDER 2885            3   0  0    95       SPARF! (310)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIMPERETTA 2655              16  10  1    90       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-MOUSETRAP 2521               17   7  1    86       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 NICKLEBACK 2815              10  14  1    79       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 WASTELANDER 2134              9   3  1    72       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 VIRET 2727                   10   5  0    68       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS WARRIOR 2069            9   9  2    64       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM VENUSIA 2887            9   8  0    52       SPARF! (310)
-GHOLAM 2827                   7   1  0    51       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
-ARABESQUE 2557                7  12  3    49       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 VENTURIA 2878                 6   0  0    43       STEEL REIGN (309)
-DEMIMONDE 2561                7   8  2    40       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 WICKED SLICE 2876             3   3  0    40       STEEL REIGN (309)
 SNIR 2784                     5   0  0    39       JANIX (298)
 SKORINDELLE 2742              6   1  1    37       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         6   3  1    35       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-THE FORSAKEN 2826             6   5  0    35       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
 SOLID GONE 2879               4   2  2    34       STEEL REIGN (309)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781          2   2  0    32       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 SHELLBACK 2744                4   1  0    31       SEA DOGS (294)
 CUB 2774                      3   2  0    31       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 MOCHAOMHOG 2616               2   7  1    31       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-BASTINADO 2563                6  12  0    30       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 DOOMRUNNER 2070               5  13  1    29       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 MEL 2883                      3   0  0    29       SPARF! (310)
 EVERGREY 2801                 6   2  0    28       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-EMILY THE STRANGE 2832        4   4  0    27       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
 TONY THE 2778                 5   0  0    26       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           4   5  1    26       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 WET NOODLE 2844               3   0  0    26       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 HARPOONER 2747                2   3  0    26       SEA DOGS (294)
 HERMOINE 2855                 4   6  0    25       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWASHBUCKLER 2743             3   2  1    23       SEA DOGS (294)
 WOODS 2776                    2   3  0    23       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 BENGAL 2775                   2   3  0    23       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 BLACK FLAGGER 2746            1   4  0    23       SEA DOGS (294)
 FINNIGAN 2615                 2   7  0    22       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 PUTZ 2910                     2   0  0    22       JANIX (298)
 FACELESS MAN 2753             5   1  0    21       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 NEVILLE 2908                  2   0  0    21       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 NEVER DIE 2756                3   3  1    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-YAHOO WAHOO 2733              1   1  0    20       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 HIGHER 2755                   4   2  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 GRUNGE GRL HAMMER 2794        3   1  0    19       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 WRONG WAY 2754                3   3  0    19       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782          3   1  0    18       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
-HAUBERK 2564                  2   3  1    18       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 2802        2   6  0    18       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 2897         3   0  0    17       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 WRENN 2877                    2   2  0    17       STEEL REIGN (309)
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911       1   0  0    17       SPARF! (310)
 SHARK 2777                    3   2  0    16       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 WASP 2761                     2   1  0    16       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASPUTIN 2898                 1   0  0    16       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
 INCLINE 2880                  2   2  1    15       STEEL REIGN (309)
-BLUE JACKET 2900              1   0  0    15       DOG SOLDIERS II (311)
 RUNNING WATER 2846            3   0  0    14       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 FUNGI WARRIOR 2848            1   2  0    14       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        2   7  0    13       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 BLACK CANDLE 2820             1   0  0    13       DARK PENTAGRAM (305)
 PENELOTHE 2838                1   3  0    12       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 XYCO 2899                     2   1  0    11       JANIX (298)
 ARE YOU READY? 2757           2   4  0    10       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-SPINNER 2798                  1   0  0     9       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 SNOW LEOPARD 2759             1   2  0     9       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 JAWS 2788                     2   1  0     8       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 SLAUGHTER HAMMER 2790         2   2  0     8       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 OLGERD VLAD 2780              2   2  0     8       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 DARISTAM 2837                 1   3  0     8       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 HONOR RICH HAMMER 2793        1   3  0     7       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 ENVI 2786                     1   4  0     7       JANIX (298)
 SLASH 2836                    1   1  0     7       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 JUUNK 2804                    1   4  0     7       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 WET DOG 2845                  1   2  0     7       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 ERIK THUNDERHEAD 2783         1   3  0     6       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 LEE FAMILY HAMMER 2792        1   3  0     6       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
-HEYOKA 2905                   1   3  0     6       DOG SOLDIERS II (311)
-SLIPPERY SNAKE 2901           1   0  0     6       DOG SOLDIERS II (311)
 CERBERUS 2835                 1   2  0     5       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 PHOENIX 2909                  1   1  0     4       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 FASC DROOL HAMMER 2791        0   4  0     4       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
-BLACK KETTLE 2904             0   4  0     4       DOG SOLDIERS II (311)
-DRAGONFLY 2696                0   4  0     4       THE ABYSMALS (270)
 ANIME 2797                    0   3  0     3       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 PIT VIPER 2834                0   3  0     3       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 QUICKSHOT 2796                0   3  0     3       OFF THE WALL II (303)
 YELLOW SNOW 2847              0   3  0     3       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 DARKSEID 2906                 0   2  0     2       OFF THE WALL II (303)
-COCHISE 2903                  0   1  0     1       DOG SOLDIERS II (311)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BATTLEBLADE 2071      10  7 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  RON WEASLEY 2872      197 NONE    
KRYMSYN 2758           2  3 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  SWASHBUCKLER 2743     197         
BUCKBEAK 2850          1  1 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 308 SOLID GONE 2879       195         
HAGRID 2852            1  2 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 308 NEVER DIE 2756        195         
DARA 2765              2  3 0 JANIX 298             SKORINDELLE 2742      197         
GLUM 2766              1  2 0 JANIX 298             HAUBERK 2564          195         
FOUL NAVIGATOR 2745    3  2 0 SEA DOGS 294          MOCHAOMHOG 2616       197         
KRAZY KANGAROO 2895    8 10 0 SPARF! 310            WIMPERETTA 2655       197         
THE BORG 2882          1  1 0 SPARF! 310            SOLID GONE 2879       196         
PALLINEA 2735          4  1 0 TRADERS OF TROCAR 252 ARABESQUE 2557        193 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Ron Weasley!  Kennelworth sends his Kudos. -- Vet, Hold That Tiger

Street Legal -- You've got it going--a great event.  Hubba hubba at you. -- All The
Consortium

Good luck to all in this great event. -- Vet, Hold That Tiger (who is helping
everyone out by going 4-6 at the start!)

Stik -- And a salute back at you.  That is so hard to believe as we were once running
30+ active arenas.  We look forward to the MUGs giving us a mutual match.  Good luck.
-- Vet, local Consortium rep

Hermoine -- What's charging you, Energizer batteries?  You beat me at my own game.
Well done. -- Hold That Tiger SHARK

Mel -- You would sparf a baby kitty cat?  You cur! -- Hold That Tiger CUB

Skorindelle -- You will rue the day you sneaked up on the mighty tiger. -- Hold That
BENGAL Tiger

Well, Juunk, it was MY day.  I was on with that driver, wouldn't you say?  Smacked
'em hard and accurate! -- Hold That Tiger WOODS

Wrenn -- Perhaps you are not eating the power breakfast required to compete in this
profession?  Might I suggest the very best--frosted flakes!?  You will be glad you
did. -- Hold that TONY THE Tiger

Battleblade -- It helps if you use that blade a bit more, look how well it worked out
for me when I used mine. -- Ron Weasley

Krazy Kangaroo -- You were certainly very reserved for someone described as "crazy".
-- Fred Weasley

Shark -- You are pretty toothless for a Shark. -- Hermoine

Fasc Drool Hammer -- Looks like I won't need to rise again after that one. -- Phoenix

Honor Rich Hammer -- You might want to visit the gym! -- Neville

Just in case there was any doubt, the proceeding ads were from the Gryffindor House2
Stable of warriors. -- Rillion

Never Die -- Just in case there was any doubt, if it were not for the contest rules,
you would have been facing 4 turns of massive downchallenge bloodfeuds from my
Champions with the intent to kill you.  Just thought you would like to know how lucky
you are. -- Rillion

Solid Gone -- See the above ad, same goes for you. -- Rillion

Stik -- Don't worry, I'm in this one for the long haul and I hope the results of
round two are more indicative of my team's chances then the first round was. --
Rillion

All -- The Reign continues, raging unabated.  We cannot be stopped.  Lay down your
weapons, bare your necks and we'll make it quick and fairly painless! -- Steel Reign

The Borg -- Where was the Collective when you needed it, eh? -- Solid Gone

Crip -- Now that was too easy, really.  A PR in this contest?  Come on! -- Stik
P.S.  You gonna stay active in Sunset?  The top end's all yours, now!

Doomrunner -- Yust what I needed, thanks! -- Venturia, still undefeated

Nickelback -- (hurtfully)  Is that how you remind me?  Huh?!??  Fine, I'll take my
skills and go! -- Wicked Slice

Vet -- Nice contest guy you've there with Tony!  That's what my team's missing! --
Stik

Rillion -- Nice bounce back with the 5-0; looks like it's gonna be a contest! -- Stik

One Armed Bandit -- Yeah, 0-5 is always depressing as hell.  Hang in there, though,
see Rillion's example! -- Stik

I wonder why it is that Master Crip does not insist that our team write personals to
get points in this competitive event? -- Madam Venusia, Sparf!

Don't you know he's spending too much time worrying about that worthless Royal Flush
team he has over in Scomss Swamp, formerly North Fork. -- Krazy Kangaroo, Sparf!

Then let's do it ourselves!  We'll show him we're not mere Crip's Crap! -- Mel,
Sparf!

Battleblade -- You might want to get a little sharper for your next match. -- Ron
Weasley of Gryffindor House2

Krazy Kangaroo -- Hrmph, you could have at least taught me something! -- Fred Weasley

Shark -- Is it true sharks never sleep?  It might help next time if you took a nap
before the fight. -- Hermoine

Fasc Drool Hammer -- What kind of name is 'Fasc Drool'?  Where you going for face
drool and just had bad hand writing? -- Phoenix of Gryffindor House2

Honor Rich Hammer -- Wouldn't it be a bit more of an honor if you actually won? --
Neville of Gryffindor House2

All -- I think I have figured out the key to success, if you run good warriors they
die but if you run puds, they go 5-0!  Fortunately I've now got a bunch of puds. --
Rillion, mgr. of Gryffindor House2

Shark -- Betcha' understand my name now! -- Juunk

Madam Venusia -- And I had you too, my bad.  Next time I'll not let up so easily! --
Nickleback

Finnigan -- My apologies to you, my Cartel comrade! -- Evergrey

Doomrunner -- Not sure which of us has a more foreboding name?!  Lucky for you I
couldn't engage my killswitch! -- Killswitch Engage

Bengal -- Everybody's comin' to the party; have a real good time!!! -- System of a
Down

All -- I have entered Slaughter's Challenge.  However, I may be absent for as much as
two turns due to some unforeseen circumstances which certainly need my attention.
Should events unfold in my favor, I will probably see some of you at the F2F in Jan
'07.  Maybe sooner.  As soon as I can get back in...I will.  Until such time...I wish
you all well and good luck. -- Baphomet, mgr. Dog Soldiers
P.S.  I will remain active in North Fork, so...don't sweat it.

Faceless Man -- Wasichu trick...come to arena with no face.  UGH! -- Cochise

Daristam -- You win this bout, but next time...I call in Thunder Gods! -- Heyoka

Incline -- I have headache...I go lay down now. -- Black Kettle (feeling like he got
hit with a frying pan)

Slaughter Hammer -- HAHAHA!  You get black eye and I get a.... -- Blue Jacket

Pit Viper -- See?  I move like greased serpent! -- Slippery Snake (chuckling over
G.C.'s choice of matchup!)

A.O. Hell -- I hope we meet again someday.  I'd like that one back.  Oh well. --
Chaos Warrior (EOTS)

Krazy Kangaroo -- Not Krazy enough, I'm afraid.  It was an honor to duel with a
Duelmaster, even one from another arena. -- Battleblade (EOTS)

Grunge grl Hammer -- Whoa!!  Slow down a bit.  Too much jumping around gets me mad
and POW!  See y'around. -- Krymsyn (EOTS)

Fred Weasley -- Hey, no fair sticking that in my arm!  You're supposed to let me
attack a lot before doing that.  We may meet again.  Be ready. -- Wastelander (EOTS)

Killswitch Engage -- Well, I am the friendly neighborhood easy win.  That Master Init
screwed me up. -- Doomrunner (who has no idea where his 5-2-1 went) (EOTS)

All -- It may be last minute, but Blackstorm would also like to add his EYE OF THE
STORM to the list of esteemed participants in taking on Slaughter's Challenge.  Bad
luck to all!!!

Krymsyn -- Not sure why I use that weapon, doesn't seem to work.  Are you supposed to
use the wooden part? -- Higher, Of Wolf and Man

Jaws -- Hey!  I wasn't ready! -- Are You Ready?, Of Wolf and Man

Rillion -- How many is that out of the original 5 that's graduated, we know the goal
and our manager is curious?! -- Nickleback, default, by age, captain of MILLENIUM
METAL

Black Flagger -- You're a tough match.  Hang in there, you'll get over soon! --
Evergrey

Snir -- Damn, you're a tough egg to crack! -- Killswitch Engage

Lee Family Hammer -- Now you have felt the fearsome bite of the Leopard! -- Snow
Leopard

Yellow Snow -- Yuck.... -- Wasp

Are You Ready -- Doesn't seem you were. -- Jaws

Slippery Snake -- So close.... -- Pit Viper

Killswitch Engage -- The switch was definitely NOT engaged, sir.  I think it may be
stuck. -- Snir (Janix)

Swashbuckler -- You have been measured--and found wanting. -- Dara (Janix)

Fungi Warrior -- Mushrooms?  At first I thought they were warts and felt sympathetic.
...and may I mention the Shiitake is in a VERY inappropriate area.  Tsk, tsk! -- Xyco
(Janix)

Mage's Apprentice -- Ha, ha, ha!  You lost to a Putz! -- Putz (Janix)

Wrong Way -- Yo ho ho!  My first win.  Thanks, mate. -- Harpooner

Trocar Tribute Teams -- Hammer has been quite busy the past several weeks.  Good

thing we are all on warrior maintenance, but I think he Snail Mailed some strategies
to the Gladiatorial Commission a few weeks ago with his account payment! -- LEE
FAMILY HAMMER

Consortium/Wayne -- The reason for my uncharacteristic silence was supposed to be
printed in last cycle's DM 47 Swamp Scribbling Spotlight by Hammer the WordSmith;
however, according to Sue it should appear in the next TW4 newsletter, my friend! --
Hammer

Sorry no personals from us last time.  Real life intervened. -- Traders of Trocar

Foul Navigator -- Sea legs?  I have to go to sea?  Nobody told me that! -- Daristam
P.S.  Besides, I always get sick at sea.
P.P.S.  Not that I've ever been to sea, but I get sick on the lake, so I'd guess it
would be... (gulp) even worse on a sea....

Wastelander -- Storms have eyes?  How odd.  Not that *I* mind.  I'm often out on
stormy nights.  Just looking around for dinner, you know.... -- Wimperetta

Madam Venusia -- As one Aruaki to another, I feel we should stay in touch.  This is a
hostile town for us. -- Viret
P.S.  And a lot of the hostility comes from my teammates!

Bengal -- Okay, I'm holding you.  Now what? -- Skorindelle

Heyoka -- And a "hey" to you, too. -- Daristam

Wet Dog -- Euwh!  I should have buried you in the sand.  That would have dried you
off. -- Penelothe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RON WEASLEY delivered the death blow upon BATTLEBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FRED WEASLEY vanquished WARRIOR-MAGE in a 2 minute uneven Title battle.
KRAZY KANGAROO was murdered by WIMPERETTA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
VIKING RAIDER devastated WASTELANDER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHAOS WARRIOR subdued MADAM VENUSIA in a 2 minute bloody competition.
NICKLEBACK viciously subdued SHAGORNAN WILD MAN in a 2 minute bloody fight.
VIRET beat WICKED SLICE in a 2 minute brawl.
EVERGREY was outwaited by SNIR in a dull 14 minute fight.
VENTURIA vanquished WOODS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DOOMRUNNER was unbelievably bested by SHELLBACK in a 3 minute fight.
SIR LOIN OF BEEF viciously subdued HERMOINE in a 2 minute gory duel.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE was overpowered by CUB in a 1 minute uneven match.
SKORINDELLE executed DARA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOUL NAVIGATOR was narrowly killed by MOCHAOMHOG in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MEL bested HAVELOCK THE DANE in a 2 minute battle.
FINNIGAN was subdued by SOLID GONE in a popular 1 minute brawl.
ARE YOU READY? was handily defeated by WET NOODLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
INCLINE lost to NEVER DIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
HIGHER unbelievably bested HONOR RICH HAMMER in a 2 minute fray.
BENGAL luckily beat NYALL BLOODGRIN in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
WRONG WAY devastated JUUNK in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
SHARK subdued SLASH in a 6 minute bout.
TONY THE beat MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 6 minute match.
FACELESS MAN defeated SLAUGHTER HAMMER in a 3 minute conflict.
THOR RAVENBLADE devastated DARISTAM in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
HARPOONER vanquished ENVI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BLACK FLAGGER handily defeated YELLOW SNOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
SWASHBUCKLER murdered KRYMSYN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SIR CASWALLAWN vanquished FASC DROOL HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GRUNGE GRL HAMMER won victory over SNOW LEOPARD in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
QUICKSHOT was vanquished by PUTZ in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ANIME was unbelievably bested by WRENN in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
LEE FAMILY HAMMER was overpowered by FUNGI WARRIOR in a 1 minute uneven competition.
PIT VIPER was luckily beaten by WET DOG in a 4 minute novice's fight.
CERBERUS lost to RUNNING WATER in a 2 minute novice's fray.
PENELOTHE was outlasted by SYSTEM OF A DOWN in a popular 8 minute novice's match.
JAWS was narrowly defeated by VICTORIAN MANDARIN in a 4 minute beginner's bout.
ERIK THUNDERHEAD slimly lost to XYCO in a exciting 5 minute brutal amateur's fight.
OLGERD VLAD was devastated by RASPUTIN in a 2 minute gory uneven bout.
WASP subdued PHOENIX in a 2 minute amateur's match.
NEVILLE demolished DARKSEID in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLACK CANDLE overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  17 -  1      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  23 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  34 -  4      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         AIMED BLOW        23 -  30 -  3      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  31 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  29 -  1      36  |

Turn 197 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  9         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRED WEASLEY 2868          22   7  0  124 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIKING RAIDER 2885          3   0  0   95 SPARF! (310)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WIMPERETTA 2655            16  10  1   90 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-LUNGE      MADAM VENUSIA 2887          9   8  0   52 SPARF! (310)
PARRY-STRIKE     VENTURIA 2878               6   0  0   43 STEEL REIGN (309)
TOTAL PARRY      SNIR 2784                   5   0  0   39 JANIX (298)
WALL OF STEEL    SKORINDELLE 2742            6   1  1   37 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618       6   3  1   35 POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLID GONE 2879             4   2  2   34 STEEL REIGN (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FRED WEASLEY 2868.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PENELOTHE 2838.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAWS 2788, ERIK 
THUNDERHEAD 2783, DOOMRUNNER 2070, SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618, HONOR RICH HAMMER 2793, 
SLASH 2836, VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911, FRED WEASLEY 2868, MEL 2883, and SOLID GONE 
2879.

The least popular fighter this week was SNIR 2784.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EVERGREY 2801, SHARK 2777, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 2897, TONY THE 2778, 
DARKSEID 2906, OLGERD VLAD 2780, CERBERUS 2835, WET DOG 2845, LEE FAMILY HAMMER 2792, 
and QUICKSHOT 2796.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

RON WEASLEY (54-2872) GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)