DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2006    Duedate: 03/09/2006

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-204

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVERBOLT
RUNNING AMOK (238)
(54-2554) [14-8-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVERBOLT                     POSITION IS EMPTY
RUNNING AMOK (238)             
(54-2554) [14-8-0,129]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SILVERBOLT                     PHOENIX
RUNNING AMOK (238)             GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
(54-2554) [14-8-0,129]         (54-2909) [7-2-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OF WOLF AND MAN (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)     49
2. SEA DOGS (294)              37      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     30      Unchartered Team
4. SPARF! (310)                21
5. EYE OF THE STORM (221)      20TENGAR'S IMPORTS II (179)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)      182  86  6 67.9   1/ 1 OF WOLF AND MAN (296)    11  4 0
 2/ 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)  150 104 11 59.1   2/ 4 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  10  5 0
 3/ 2 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     31  22  0 58.5   3/ 6 SPARF! (310)              8  6 0
 4/ 6 SPARF! (310)              79  62  3 56.0   4/ 8 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    8  6 0
 5/ 4 OF WOLF AND MAN (296)     36  29  1 55.4   5/ 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)   8  7 3
 6/ 5 HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     33  27  0 55.0   6/ 5 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     7  7 0
 7/ 8 SEA DOGS (294)            32  28  3 53.3   7/ 2 JANIX (298)               7  8 3
 8/ 7 JANIX (298)               33  29  5 53.2   8/10 SEA DOGS (294)            7  8 0
 9/ 9 RUNNING AMOK (238)        71  66  7 51.8   9/ 7 HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     7  8 0
10/10 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  184 174  8 51.4  10/ 9 POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    6  7 0
11/11 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    59  60  5 49.6  11/15 STEEL REIGN (309)         6  9 0
12/12 STEEL REIGN (309)         30  31  4 49.2  12/11 BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     5  5 0
13-13*LEAKY TEEPEE (307)        19  21  1 47.5  13/16 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     5 10 0
14/14 BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     20  25  0 44.4  14/12 RUNNING AMOK (238)        4  2 0
15/15 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     71 102  4 41.0  15-13*LEAKY TEEPEE (307)        3  2 0
16/16 POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    26  47  3 35.6  16/ 0 USELESS TOOLS (219)       1  1 0
17-17*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)    15  30  0 33.3  17-14*MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)    1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Sword #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rocanis:

     "No, you don't understand," Barudai the Scout said.  "This is what I found out,
and no one takes time to LISTEN.  Volundagh THOUGHT he had the Black Sword.  But--"
     Rain Caller, the old shaman of the southern Rirorni tribe of the Haimgedai,
stared.  "He LOST it?"
     The young scout shrugged.  "No one knows exactly what happened, but the priest
of Mytori who was sent to get it...didn't come back with it."
     "Did he come back at all?" Uncle Wolf asked.
     "No.  But the other priests don't think he took the Sword himself and, er, did
anything.  They didn't seem to know whether he couldn't find it, or had it taken from
him after he did find it, or just, well, lost it himself."
     "Hmm."  Wolf half-shut his eyes, listening to things that only another shaman
could hear.  "The Sword is awake, there is no question there."
     The other shamans, Rain Caller and Windrider, nodded.  "We hear it, too."
     "But it is not yet...active.  Has not chosen its Hand and gone to war,"
Windrider added.  "There is time to find it and stop it."
     "Find it, yes.  We must, of course," Wolf agreed.  "As to stopping it...how?  We
can't destroy the thing, it's the sword of a god.  It is beyond the strength of any
mortal."
     "Bind it and hide it--" Rain Caller began.
     "That is what was done before, according to the tradition I learned," Wolf said.
"It does not seem to have worked."
     "It worked for a while, for three generations," the older shaman said.  "That
may be all we can do, and it is better than doing nothing."
     "Better than letting Bluesnake get hold of it," Windrider added.
     After a moment of silent resistance, Wolf sighed and bowed his head.  "This is
true," he admitted.  "I could wish for a way to make a complete end to it, but there
is none that we could encompass."  He turned to the scout.  "What have you learned
that might suggest where to look for the sword?"
     The young man shrugged, looking uncomfortable with what he would have to say.
"It has been said that it was found near Taegskel some years ago, and then lost
again, or taken into hiding."
     The others all nodded.  Taegskel was a den of thieves on the coast south of
Bonsur; there were many renegade and refugee Rirorni there.  A few years ago, there
had been some very strange rumors about the place, but nothing obvious had come of
them, and the talk had died down.
     "After that, last summer it would have been, talk started about Volundagh and
what a great leader he could be, how he could unite the tribes and sweep the
Alastarians away--"
     "We tried that, fifteen years ago," Rain Caller said.  "It did not prove so
easy."
     "People want to believe it," Wolf said.  "And the young men now, those who are
seeking to establish their names, they don't remember that time."
     Barudai shrugged.  He barely remembered it himself, he had been no more than
five summers when the War had ended.  "The priests of Mytori said that a sign had
been given that Volundagh was blessed by their god--you heard?"
     "It was what started our worries again," Rain Caller said.  "We--I, at least,
hoped that the rumors of the Sword before were just talk."
     "It has still been no more than talk," Barudai said.  He sounded unconvinced, as
though he was only saying those words to be fair, not because he believed them.
     "So you did not see the Black Sword," Wolf said, "and you believe that no one
else in Volundagh's camp has seen it?"  When the scout nodded, he went on, "We must
find it before they do, and you may be sure they are looking."
     "If we go rushing off, it will look suspicious.  To Bluesnake if to not others.
We dare not raise questions," Rain Caller said.
     "WE cannot go rushing off," Wolf said, baring his teeth in something too hard to
be a smile.  "But...if a few gladiators were to go off, who would notice?  Gladiators
do that.  Especially those who have become Lord Protectors."  He fixed his eyes on
Redfox, who had been silent up to now.  "If you, and...two or three others, were to
go off, who would notice or care, eh?"
     "I knew this was coming," Redfox muttered.  He sighed.  "Okay.  I could probably
find some others.  Shanks Pony here in Rocanis--he's too young to realize what he
would be getting into, or too reckless, but he's graduated from the arena and is
available.  And I might find somebody else here, or in Trocar, or....  Hmm.  Yeah, I
can find the men, young enough to be willing, old enough to be of some use.  Where
would we go?"
     "Start at Taegskel.  You will have to track the sword by rumor, and by the signs
of its passage--by the men it has killed."  Wolf glanced around and bared his teeth
again.  "And take Ghost Dancer.  He is no shaman yet, but he knows enough to be of
use."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 537): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 422): THE SHOCKER of INQUISITION SL5 (LHI, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 545): BLACK WIDOW of MISTRESS 4 XMAS (Angus, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): HAPPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 540): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 544): MIKEL of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 541): CLARITIN JUNKIE of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 536): SYD TUBULAR of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 527): JOLEE BINDO of STAR WARS: KOTOR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 526): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 500): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 490): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): MATT RISIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 478): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 426): WILLIE MCGEE of ALL-UGLY TEAM (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): SILVERBOLT of RUNNING AMOK (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 375): EB GOLLU of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 419): DR DAZZLE of PEPPER PRACTICE II from ANDOR (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 537): WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 422): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 545): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 540): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 544): THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 541): BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 536): QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 527): WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 526): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 500): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 490): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 217): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 478): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 426): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 203): OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 191): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 375): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 168): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 419): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1MORDANT (turn 536): BRICK WALL of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 541): HAPPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 540): VANGUARD of ORCCON THUGS (DMobster, mgr.)
                           FIREBALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 527): JOLEE BINDO of STAR WARS: KOTOR (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
                            LA TOUR of PENTARCHIE-18 (The Pentalque, mgr.)
                (turn 526): DAVE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 526): ACE of SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 500): NIKITA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 477): FRANKENBUTT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome TROCAR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
JANIX was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 2-3-1!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, EYE OF 
THE STORM's 4th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  SPARF! showed TROCAR what they were 
made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with PHOENIX? 
He actually beat RUNNING AMOK's IRON TALON, and walked away with 18 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at SEA DOGS while they watched SHELLBACK clobber WOODS.  
He lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  CHAOS WARRIOR 
was reminded on the sands why SILVERBOLT is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Who will dare fight NEVILLE, after he returned from 
the Dark Arena?  (For the record 6-3-2 is 62, and has he points) Many a warrior has 
met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVERBOLT 2554              14   8  0   129       RUNNING AMOK (238)

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)
-VIKING RAIDER 2885            7   2  0    98       SPARF! (310)
 NICKLEBACK 2815              14  17  1    97       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 WICKED SLICE 2876             9   4  0    94       STEEL REIGN (309)
 CHAOS WARRIOR 2069           12  13  2    92       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUSETRAP 2521               17   9  1    81       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 WIMPERETTA 2655              19  14  1    80       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-RAVEN CLAW 2461               9  11  1    79       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 VIRET 2727                   15   7  0    77       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 TONY THE 2778                11   1  0    74       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 MADAM VENUSIA 2887           14  10  0    68       SPARF! (310)
 SWASHBUCKLER 2743             7   5  2    68       SEA DOGS (294)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782          9   2  0    67       CARESS OF STEEL (301)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHOENIX 2909                  7   2  0    65       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 THOR RAVENBLADE 2781          6   5  0    63       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 SHELLBACK 2744                8   4  0    62       SEA DOGS (294)
 NEVILLE 2908                  6   3  2    62       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 HARPOONER 2747                7   5  1    61       SEA DOGS (294)
 IRON TALON 2460              13  15  0    60       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 WRONG WAY 2754                9   4  0    57       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNIR 2784                    10   2  0    53       JANIX (298)
 WASTELANDER 2134             12   7  1    52       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 BLACK FLAGGER 2746            4   8  0    52       SEA DOGS (294)
 PENELOTHE 2838                6   5  0    51       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 WOODS 2776                    6   6  0    51       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 FACELESS MAN 2753             9   4  0    48       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 SKORINDELLE 2742              9   5  1    47       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 SOLID GONE 2879               6   7  3    47       STEEL REIGN (309)
 HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        4  11  0    47       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 HERMOINE 2855                 8   9  0    43       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 SNOW LEOPARD 2759             6   2  0    42       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 WALLAMALOOS 2912              5   2  0    42       SPARF! (310)
 SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         9   6  1    41       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-WET NOODLE 2844               6   2  0    38       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 EVERGREY 2801                 9   6  0    37       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 VENTURIA 2878                 8   5  0    36       STEEL REIGN (309)
 SHARK 2777                    7   5  0    36       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
-FUNGI WARRIOR 2848            5   3  1    36       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 MOCHAOMHOG 2616               4  11  1    34       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYCO 2899                     6   4  1    33       JANIX (298)
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733              3   2  0    33       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-FIREFLASH 2459                6   6  2    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
 OLGERD VLAD 2780              8   3  0    31       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
-GRUNGE GRL HAMMER 2794        6   3  0    31       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
-RUNNING WATER 2846            4   4  0    31       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 2897         8   2  0    30       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911       4   4  0    29       SPARF! (310)
 NEVER DIE 2756                7   6  1    28       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           6   9  1    28       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 TORC 2919                     4   1  3    28       JANIX (298)
 RUNE KNIGHT 2915              5   1  0    27       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 DANI 2918                     4   2  1    27       JANIX (298)
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 2802        3  12  0    27       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 JAWS 2788                     5   3  0    26       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 HIGHER 2755                   6   7  0    25       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-LEE FAMILY HAMMER 2792        2   7  0    25       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 WASP 2761                     4   4  0    24       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLASH 2836                    5   4  0    23       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 SIRIUS BLACK 2921             3   2  0    23       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 BENGAL 2775                   3   9  0    22       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
-SLAUGHTER HAMMER 2790         3   6  0    22       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 CERBERUS 2835                 3   5  0    22       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 GINNY WEASLEY 2924            2   2  2    22       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
 ENVI 2786                     4   8  0    20       JANIX (298)
-HONOR RICH HAMMER 2793        3   6  0    20       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 DARISTAM 2837                 4   7  0    19       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 STORM ANGEL 2916              1   5  0    19       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRENN 2877                    3   8  0    17       STEEL REIGN (309)
 USURPER 2928                  2   0  0    17       STEEL REIGN (309)
 KESTUTIAS 2920                3   2  0    15       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-WET DOG 2845                  3   5  0    14       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 PIT VIPER 2834                2   6  0    12       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
-YELLOW SNOW 2847              1   7  0    12       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
-FASC DROOL HAMMER 2791        1   8  0    11       MEMORIAL HAMMERZ (302)
 LANDLUBBER 2926               2   1  0     8       SEA DOGS (294)
 IN YOUR TANK 2925             1   2  0     6       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 DISTURBED 2929                0   2  0     2       MILLENIUM METAL (304)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
COLD HEARTED 2930      0  1 0 CARESS OF STEEL 301   TORC 2919             203         
PRIEST OF AHRINGOL 20  0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          NEVILLE 2908          204 NONE    
STEEL NIGHTMARE 2927   1  1 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  GINNY WEASLEY 2924    204         
DOOMRUNNER 2070        8 14 1 EYE OF THE STORM 221  HARPOONER 2747        201         
DEMENTOR 2913          0  3 0 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 308 TORC 2919             200 NOT REVE
CUB 2774               5  4 0 HOLD THAT TIGER 300   XYCO 2899             201         
FINNIGAN 2615          3 10 0 POMPOUS PALADINS 277  NEVILLE 2908          202         
MAN OVERBOARD 2914     1  3 0 SEA DOGS 294          GINNY WEASLEY 2924    201         
LOOPY 2923             0  4 0 SPARF! 310            TORC 2919             204         
SCEPTRE 2917           0  4 0 STEEL REIGN 309       DANI 2918             202         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Janix! -- The complete killers for the last three rounds!  Salute!  Up yours! -- Vet,
Hold That Tiger Manager

Wimperetta -- You've played this course before, obviously, because your experience
and skill showed.  Nice shots! -- Hold That Tiger WOODS

Neville -- Well someone has to slow you guys down, and I really slowed you down,
didn't I? -- Hold That TONY THE Tiger

Victorian Mandarin -- Take that hockey stick, wipe it with a maple leaf, and...well,
you get the picture! -- Hold That Tiger SHARK
P.S.  Actually we all wish you luck at the Face.

I am a royal Bengal tiger.  How could I lose to you, Havelock?  Oh, I've been losing
to everybody...? -- Hold That BENGAL Tiger

Loopy -- Thank you, thank you.  Your team is soooooooo nice to us! -- Hold That Tiger
IN YOUR TANK

Yeah, we love you, Sparfers! -- All Us Hold That Tigers

Congratulations to Silverbolt for running amok.  A salute to the Duelmaster. -- Vet,
Hold That Tiger Manager

All -- It is quite pleasurable to see so few personal ads--as long as we see ours!
You guys are so nice to us! -- Vet (chuckling to himself)

Disturbed -- Bad matchup, I just can't seem to swing yet either.  I will eventually!
-- Kestutias

Mochaomhog -- Gotta love those skills!  Any time you wish to fight again, I am game!
-- Wrong Way

Skorindelle -- I know you had to be sweating that last swing.  You were sooooo close
to dropping -- Higher

Daristam -- Hey!  Thanks for those skills, I could use them! -- Never Die

Black Flagger -- That was a strange fight!  I am pretty much offensive normally, I
didn't think I would ever swing, sheesh! -- Faceless Man

Swashbuckler -- Exactly the matchup I was banking on! -- Wicked Slice

Wimperetta -- Me, a wimp?!?  I'm not the one with it in my name, at least, even
though I have been sucking out loud lately.... -- Solid Gone

Penelothe -- Story of my career.... -- Wrenn

Landlubber -- That was a wee bit o' payback, right there. -- Usurper

Olgerd Vlad -- Jesus, man, just fall over already!  How many crits do you need??!??
-- Venturia

Iron Talon -- Gee, you acted like you were in a hurry.  Did you have an appointment
or something?  Sheesh! -- Snir (JANIX)

Cold Hearted -- My most sincere apologies, but after seeing Alastari Idol for the
umpteenth time, anything reminding me of Paula Abdul had to go, and since you're a
'Cold Hearted' snake-type--you were next in line. -- Torc (JANIX)

"Hermoine overpowered Envi"--somehow, that's sounds a lot more positive than it
turned out to be, for me anyhow. -- Envi (Janix)

All -- It appears I sent in an extra set of strats last month, which explains my
missing new guys (Steel Nightmare??) and up to date PA's.  Sorry for the confusion.
-- Blackstorm

Street Legal -- Greetings.  I am sorry to hear my friend Baphomet pulled out.  Could
you check out my points?  I'm having trouble sometimes (I'm in too many places at
once).  Thank you. -- Blackstorm

Wicked Slice -- Which is good!  Even if it means losing sometimes.  I do hope I'll
catch up to you again soon. -- Wastelander

Wimperetta -- You might be surprised.  -- Chaos Warrior

Iron Talon -- How was my aiming?  LA all the way. (snicker) -- Chaos Warrior

In Your Tank -- ??? in what?  Keep it!  I don't want it. -- Rune Knight

Shellback -- Only five?  You should beat your armorer senseless for selling you that
suit. -- Wastelander

Trocar -- Just look at where we'd be if the boss had the time to write personal ads
during the course of this contest.  What is even more embarrassing is the team should
be at least one point lower that is shown in the standings as some mysterious
Consortiumite actually submitted personal ads on our behalf one turn.  Go figure! --
Viking Raider, Madam Venusia, Wallamaloos, Victorian Mandarin & Loopy of the Sparf!
Gang.

Solid Gone -- I consider that a Judith-style bloodfeud from long-ago -- Madam Venusia

Shark In Your Tank -- What is it with you Tiger's?   Don't you know Football is the
game in Detroit now? -- Loopy Victorian Mandarin

Killswitch Engage -- So pleased to make your acquaintance. -- Wallamaloos

All -- My manager Tripwire wanted me to stand upon the podium here and speak a few
words, just in case the prior speeches by my fellow warriors don't make it.  Ok,
let's see..  "Words, Words, Words.  Thank you." -- Kestuitas (who cracks himself up)

All -- Yar!  We're out for blood, now.  Trocar has never seen a more murderous bunch
than the Sea Dogs. -- Harpooner of Sea Dogs

Chaos Warrior -- Wow!  (stepping back and fanning herself)  A chaos GOLEM is REALLY
chaotic!  There was chaos just all OVER the arena out there.  I didn't have a chance
against you.  Well done. -- Viret

Woods -- Oh...would you call that "gravely injured"?  Poor boy!  Let me clean up all
that blood for you.... -- Wimperetta

Never Die -- At this point, me being a young sprout and all, that sounds good.  But,
um, shouldn't there be a qualifier in there somewhere?  Remember that sweeping
generalizations and extreme statements are regarded by the wisest as being flawed AT
BEST, and probably just WRONG. -- Daristam
P.S.  Hey, I read, okay?

Higher -- With reference to what?  What is higher than what, or should go higher than
what, or what, exactly, are you trying to suggest here, anyway? -- Skorindelle

Wrenn -- What a tasty little bird you are! -- Penelothe

Spirit of Doomrunner -- Well, as you may have seen, even if dead you can be in an
adventure.  Just say the word! -- Skorindelle

Solid Gone -- You have a kingdom?  Hmm.  We might be able to make a deal here.  Tell
me more. -- Wimperetta

T-Hawk and Silverbolt -- Volunteer!  Do it now. -- the Scribe

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEVILLE butchered PRIEST OF AHRINGOL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SILVERBOLT devastated CHAOS WARRIOR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
NICKLEBACK subdued WIMPERETTA in a 1 minute expert's fight.
MOUSETRAP was viciously subdued by WICKED SLICE in a 3 minute one-sided contest.
SWASHBUCKLER was unbelievably bested by TONY THE in a action packed 2 minute brawl.
VIRET bested THOR RAVENBLADE in a 1 minute match.
NYALL BLOODGRIN viciously subdued LAKE PATROL in a popular 1 minute competition.
FACELESS MAN lost to HARPOONER in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
MADAM VENUSIA won victory over BLACK FLAGGER in a action packed 3 minute fight.
IRON TALON was savagely defeated by PHOENIX in a 6 minute one-sided fight.
WOODS was luckily beaten by SHELLBACK in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
WASTELANDER handily defeated WASP in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
EVERGREY was luckily beaten by WALLAMALOOS in a 3 minute brawl.
SNIR luckily beat SOLID GONE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
SIR LOIN OF BEEF was narrowly defeated by PENELOTHE in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
SKORINDELLE viciously subdued XYCO in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
WRONG WAY bested HERMOINE in a popular 3 minute brawl.
NEVER DIE was overpowered by HAVELOCK THE DANE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOW LEOPARD savagely defeated KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in a 5 minute gory match.
SHARK unbelievably bested DANI in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory competition.
OLGERD VLAD luckily beat CERBERUS in a 7 minute duel.
YAHOO WAHOO subdued SIRIUS BLACK in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner bout.
SIR CASWALLAWN was overcome by SYSTEM OF A DOWN in a popular 4 minute contest.
MOCHAOMHOG subdued SLASH in a 1 minute fight.
ENVI was overpowered by VENTURIA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DARISTAM was defeated by STORM ANGEL in a 2 minute gory duel.
PIT VIPER was luckily beaten by HIGHER in a dull 8 minute brutal match.
WRENN lost to JAWS in a 2 minute fray.
BENGAL was overpowered by RUNE KNIGHT in a 5 minute one-sided fray.
VICTORIAN MANDARIN viciously subdued KESTUTIAS in a exciting 5 minute gory duel.
TORC assassinated LOOPY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DISTURBED was luckily beaten by LANDLUBBER in a popular 4 minute gory novice's match.
GINNY WEASLEY executed STEEL NIGHTMARE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
IN YOUR TANK was overcome by USURPER in a action packed 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       74 -  40 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  40 -  3      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  64 -  6      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  47 -  5      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  30 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        31 -  36 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  31 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  54 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  14 -  0      39  |

Turn 204 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  4     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  7                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVERBOLT 2554            14   8  0  129 RUNNING AMOK (238)
SLASHING ATTACK  WICKED SLICE 2876           9   4  0   94 STEEL REIGN (309)
TOTAL PARRY      MOUSETRAP 2521             17   9  1   81 USELESS TOOLS (219)
AIMED BLOW       WIMPERETTA 2655            19  14  1   80 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VIRET 2727                 15   7  0   77 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-LUNGE      MADAM VENUSIA 2887         14  10  0   68 SPARF! (310)
BASHING ATTACK   THOR RAVENBLADE 2781        6   5  0   63 CARESS OF STEEL (301)
WALL OF STEEL    SHELLBACK 2744              8   4  0   62 SEA DOGS (294)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARPOONER 2747              7   5  1   61 SEA DOGS (294)
PARRY-STRIKE     VENTURIA 2878               8   5  0   36 STEEL REIGN (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SILVERBOLT 2554.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PHOENIX 2909.  The ten other most popular fighters were DANI 2918, VICTORIAN 
MANDARIN 2911, BLACK FLAGGER 2746, SOLID GONE 2879, SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618, SIR 
CASWALLAWN 2617, WICKED SLICE 2876, SWASHBUCKLER 2743, SKORINDELLE 2742, and WRONG 
WAY 2754.

The least popular fighter this week was HIGHER 2755.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OLGERD VLAD 2780, STEEL NIGHTMARE 2927, KESTUTIAS 2920, RUNE KNIGHT 
2915, BENGAL 2775, WRENN 2877, PIT VIPER 2834, VENTURIA 2878, ENVI 2786, and NEVER 
DIE 2756.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILVERBOLT (54-2554) RUNNING AMOK (238)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI