DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2006    Duedate: 06/01/2006

TROCAR ARENA

DM-54    TURN-207

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHAOS WARRIOR
EYE OF THE STORM (221)
(54-2069) [15-13-3,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAOS WARRIOR                  MISS HAYNES
EYE OF THE STORM (221)         BLIND FURY (312)
(54-2069) [15-13-3,122]        (54-2932) [3-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VIRET                          WRONG WAY
TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)        OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
(54-2727) [17-8-0,93]          (54-2754) [10-6-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)     45
2. HOLD THAT TIGER (300)       43      USELESS TOOLS (219)
3. BLIND FURY (312)            39      Unchartered Team
4. JANIX (298)                 33
5. BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)       23      BLIND FURY (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 USELESS TOOLS (219)      183  89  6 67.3   1/ 2 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  11  4 0
 2- 2 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     34  23  1 59.6   2/ 1 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     9  3 1
 3- 3 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)  154 109 11 58.6   3/ 3 JANIX (298)               9  6 1
 4/ 4 SPARF! (310)              84  67  4 55.6   4/ 6 SPARF! (310)              5  5 1
 5/ 5 JANIX (298)               42  35  6 54.5   5- 4 STEEL REIGN (309)         5  5 0
 6- 7 RUNNING AMOK (238)        73  66  7 52.5   6/ 7 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    5  7 1
 7- 8 SEA DOGS (294)            34  31  3 52.3   7/12 HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     5  9 0
 8/ 9 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)  195 178  8 52.3   8- 5 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)   4  5 0
 9/10 HOLD THAT TIGER (300)     38  36  0 51.4   9/11 BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     4  6 1
10/ 6 OF WOLF AND MAN (296)     40  38  1 51.3  10/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (296)     4  9 0
11-11 STEEL REIGN (309)         35  36  4 49.3  11- 9 CARESS OF STEEL (301)     3  1 1
12/12 EYE OF THE STORM (221)    64  67  6 48.9  12/ 0*BLIND FURY (312)          3  2 1
13-13 LEAKY TEEPEE (307)        20  23  1 46.5  13-13 RUNNING AMOK (238)        2  0 0
14/14 BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)     24  31  1 43.6  14-10 SEA DOGS (294)            2  3 0
15/ 0*BLIND FURY (312)          13  17  1 43.3  15-16 LEAKY TEEPEE (307)        1  2 0
16/15 MILLENIUM METAL (304)     80 105  5 43.2  16/15 USELESS TOOLS (219)       1  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17-16 POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    27  50  3 35.1  17-14 POMPOUS PALADINS (277)    1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     It was a fine contest that was most enjoyable and interesting to be involved
with!  I found it very challenging and some of my strategy changes worked while still
others BOMBED!  I certainly hoped all enjoyed it and I hope to make this an ongoing
contest to be run in the future, next time will probably be a fast arena with no
entry fee, except maybe a RU for the prize pool.  This of course would be if there is
enough interest.  Arena would depend on interest and suitability for those
interested!  I think it's an interesting format and with your help we were able to
prove, together, to Rich that his idea works!!!
     Rest assured, and in greater peace, my friend that you ever never far from my
thoughts and though the pain I felt when I first got the news may no longer be at the
surface it has not diminished through time!  And the loss I have felt only grows as
each day passes without your presence.  This world was greater for having you and now
heaven is better from your presence.  I can only take solace from the fact that
though your life was too short on earth you have gone to someplace far better sooner
than myself and those who shared your life.  We will never forget you Rich, though
time may cloud our memories of you I believe all who you knew, in life and our game,
will carry a piece of you with them for the rest of their days!
     On to the final results.  We did have a small matter of an ill-advised
Bloodfeud.  It was decided that the 2 points Gryffindor lost in the fight would be
wiped out!

Janix              6-4-1-0= 3  +2= 5  22+5= 27
Gryffindor House2  4-4-0-0= 0  +2=+2  21+2= 23
Caress of Steel    3-1-1-0= 3  +2=+5  14+5= 19
Of Wolf and Man    4-6-0-0=-2  +1=-1  17-1= 16
Sparf!             3-2-0-0= 1  +1= 2   9+2= 11
Sea Dogs           2-3-0-1=-2  +0=-2  10-2=  8
Steel Reign        5-5-0-1=-1  +2=+1   6+1=  7
Battle Beasts2     2-3-0-0=-1  +2=+1   6+1=  7
Millenium Metal    8-2-1-0= 7  +1=+8  -1+8=  7
Hold that Tiger    2-8-0-0=-6  +2=-4   9-4=  5
Leaky Teepee       1-2-0-0=-1  +0=-1   5-1=  4
Memorial Hammerz   0-0-0-0= 0  +0= 0  -8+0= -8
Pompous Paladins   1-3-0-0=-2  +0=-2  -9-2=-11

Kills

Janix              6
Gryffindor House2  5
Sea Dogs           3
Steel Reign        3
Millenium Metal    1
Caress of Steel    1
Of Wolf and Man    1
Leaky Teepee       1
Pompous Paladins   1

Kat was the big winner here over all it seems.  And I'm sure Rich is beaming that his
VC managed to sneak off with 1st and 3rd place, congrats to Rillion on a close
second!  You should all be proud for having participated in this challenge and I
think we all have a new appreciation now for Leeta, Uncle Wolf, Nick, etc!  The
following is a list of teams and their prizes won, if you see an "(IM)" next to your
team it's for "Iron Manager"!

Prizes:

Janix:  1 resurrection potion; 1 favorites knowledge; 2 +1 bonuses (IM); 4 RUs for
        most kills
Gryffindor House2:  1 favorites knowledge; 2 +1 bonuses (IM)
Caress of Steel:  +1 bonus
Of Wolf and Man:  +1 bonus (IM)
Sea Dogs:  +1 bonus (IM)
Hold that Tiger:  +1 bonus (IM)
Sparf!:  +1 bonus (IM)
Steel Reign:  +1 bonus (IM)
Millenium Metal:  +1 bonus (IM)
Eye of the Storm: +1 bonus (IM)

Though you may not deem your warriors worthy you may as well use the prizes earned,
it can't hurt.  I'd hate to see you all come this way and not use them!  Again my
many thanks to those who participated in the contest and to those who gave words of
support and honor to Richard Hammes!  In those famous words of Maximillian a fine,
"21 Bash salute!" R.I.P.!
     Just an added note that I clearly forgot to mention.  All prizes must be used on
your contest team, in this arena, must be used within 2 turns after this announcement
of prizes and all but the rez and prize must be used on a warrior with at least 5 FE!
Contact RSI, Lee was specifically sent the prize list so best to contact her about
using the prizes, regarding where you want the prizes to be used!  Thanks again all!

Street Legal

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Sword #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the plains:

     If he had to meet an ambush, Shanks Pony decided, he was in good company.  The
three men with him were steady and experienced.  They knew what to do, and they did
it.  He looked around to locate the best cover from which to fight the ambushers.
That would probably be the--
     Shierah!  They had turned their horses and where charging straight at the
ambushers!  Madness.  But they were his comrades, and he could be mad, too, if that's
what was called for.  He turned his horse also, only half a stride behind the others,
although the hair stood straight up on the back of his neck at the thought of riding
into a storm of arrows.  The fact that he was now a Lord Protector and could be
resurrected was not at all comforting.
     The willows were close.  They must have been nearly within bow-range when they
started the charge, and they were surely within that range by now.  Where were the
arrows?  He hated waiting for unpleasant things to happen.
     There WERE arrows, a few.  Not the solid wall of them he expected, and they
missed.  They were aimed, he realized, at where he and his companions would have been
if they hadn't turned and charged.  Which made him feel a little better about it;
Redfox and Ghost Dancer and Barudai weren't madmen after all.  His hand went to his
bowcase, but he didn't draw it out.  No clear targets, and the willows might be thin,
but they'd deflect arrows well enough.
     His horse jumped over a fallen log, through a fringe of young willows, and
landed on a sandbank, lurched and slipped to regain its footing, and stumbled,
throwing him forward over its shoulder.  He rolled when he landed and came to his
feet, surprised to find his sword in his hand.  When had he drawn it?  How had he
managed not to cut himself when he fell?  No time to ponder those questions.
     A Rirorni, a skinny man with some gray in his hair and patches on his clothes,
came at him with a yell.  He was pathetic.  A two-year-old could have taken his sword
away from him.  It was an embarrassment to all Rirorni that this fellow was one of
them.  Shanks parried his first blow easily and twisted his own sword to disarm the
wretch.
     The man hardly seemed to notice, just kept coming, kept yelling.  His eyes were
fixed straight ahead, so wide open that white showed all around the irises, and there
was foam on his lips.  He threw himself at Shanks Pony, who was four inches taller
and probably fifty pounds heavier and thirty years younger, grappling and biting.  He
was insane.
     Could it be rabies?  Sometimes Rirorni caught that, if they were hungry enough
to fight coyotes for carrion, and Shierah knew this one looked that hungry.  Shanks
got a hand on the man's throat to hold him at a safe distance, then hit him on the
head with the hilt of his sword.  It went against the grain to kill an old, unarmed
man, but if he was rabid...people never recovered from that.  They just died.
     Shanks tied the man's hands and feet with a thong (Rirorni always carried
thongs, they were small and light-weight, and you never knew when you might need
them) and looked around for his companions.
     He couldn't see them, couldn't hear anything but the wind in the willows.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): GOLDEN SHARK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FLAGPOLE PANTIES of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): LEGALASS of THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): SAMANTHA FOX of PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): JUSTIN of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): UMBRELLA MAN of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): QUO VADIS of QUBIT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): FEAR of OF WOLF AND MAN II (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): STELLA ARTOIS of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): SPEKTER of KARNIVORZ (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): PAWS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Management, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): NORTHERN PALADIN of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): CHAOS WARRIOR of EYE OF THE STORM (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 381): JEFFRO of RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BOB, ETERNAL of SANDS OF TIME from CLIFFHOME (The Muffin
                             Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 426): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 551): FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): THE SHALLOWSHIP (Elfwine, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 546): PARTY ANIMALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 550): WINGED LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 547): WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 542): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 533): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 532): EQUITES VIRTUS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): OLD SCHOOL TOONS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 496): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 220): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 484): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 432): AMAZON ELITE (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): MILLENIUM METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 194): VINCERE AUT MORI (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 381): RIO VISTANS (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 171): MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 425): BLACK PRIMERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 543): MESSIAH of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 542): HELLACIOUS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 547): VAGABOND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 545): INGOLD KERR of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 531): ASYLUM of BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 506): IZZI'S CORPSE of HOUSE OF RATS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 483): SU-CHI of WIND STORM (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 431): ZALGEI of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 206): VIKING RAIDER of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 193): SOUL SCOURGE of VILE REAVERS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                          WIMPIRA of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (170): MAKKEH KILLER of MILCHAMAH (Hammer, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

The warrior claims the throne!!  Eye of the Storm thanks you all and I dedicate this
to my lost comrade, Battleblade, who should have been here first.  Nickleback, that
was close, my friend, but I'm faster.  Please try again.  We may have to take a small
break for a turn (all arenas) to give time for Blackstorm to get our paychecks for us
but I will try to be here to defend MY THRONE.

                                    your Duelmaster
                                        CHAOS WARRIOR

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at MILLENIUM METAL left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by TRADERS OF TROCAR.  Good show!  
SEA DOGS 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 HOLD THAT TIGER. 
TRADERS OF TROCAR posted a nice gain, to come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  
Like a flirtacious debutante, TROCAR's Duelmaster CHAOS WARRIOR found itself the 
creature of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 times!  The arena was more crowded 
than usual this time, as MOUSETRAP faced TROCAR's Duelmaster.  CHAOS WARRIOR 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS.  Does 
TROCAR have no one talented enough to dethrone it?  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!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the 
lion, so did the "warriors" in TROCAR avoid STEEL REIGN.  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of USELESS TOOLS, so did that sorry team shy from STEEL REIGN 
KESTUTIAS found himself challenged by a warrior 22 below:  IN YOUR TANK.  IN YOUR 
TANK of HOLD THAT TIGER kept its wits as it defeated KESTUTIAS.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
JENNE THE KNIFE in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for VIKING RAIDER of SPARF!.  Maybe 
that certain serving girl(?) at The Swinging Aardvark will be!  Q:  What's a record 
like 6-8-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  ENVI of 
JANIX!  Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, 
BENGAL of HOLD THAT TIGER has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  The audience 
gave a nice round of rasberries to WALLAMALOOS of SPARF!, for expiring in such an 
ungraceful fashion.  5-4-0, indeed!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in TROCAR is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid TROCAR farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS WARRIOR 2069           15  13  3   122       EYE OF THE STORM (221)

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)
 WIMPERETTA 2655              21  15  1    93       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 VIRET 2727                   17   8  0    93       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM VENUSIA 2887           16  10  0    90       SPARF! (310)
-THOR RAVENBLADE 2781          7   5  1    89       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 MOUSETRAP 2521               18  10  1    85       USELESS TOOLS (219)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 2782         10   2  0    85       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 PENELOTHE 2838                9   5  0    85       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-WICKED SLICE 2876             9   6  0    84       STEEL REIGN (309)
 NICKLEBACK 2815              15  19  1    82       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-RAVEN CLAW 2461               9  11  1    79       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-IRON TALON 2460              14  15  0    76       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-NEVILLE 2908                  7   4  2    73       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
-PHOENIX 2909                  8   3  0    70       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARPOONER 2747                8   5  1    66       SEA DOGS (294)
 WOODS 2776                    8   7  0    65       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 SNIR 2784                    12   3  0    63       JANIX (298)
 DANI 2918                     7   2  2    61       JANIX (298)
 TONY THE 2778                12   3  0    58       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
-VENTURIA 2878                10   5  0    58       STEEL REIGN (309)
-HERMOINE 2855                10   9  0    57       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYCO 2899                     8   5  1    56       JANIX (298)
 WASTELANDER 2134             12  10  1    53       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
 WRONG WAY 2754               10   6  0    53       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 EVERGREY 2801                11   7  0    52       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-SHARK 2777                    8   6  0    51       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
 SNOW LEOPARD 2759             7   3  0    50       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
-BLACK FLAGGER 2746            4   9  0    50       SEA DOGS (294)
 JAWS 2788                     7   3  1    48       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
-SYSTEM OF A DOWN 2897        10   2  0    47       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-SHELLBACK 2744                8   5  0    47       SEA DOGS (294)
-MOCHAOMHOG 2616               5  11  1    47       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 SKORINDELLE 2742             10   7  1    44       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
 DARISTAM 2837                 7   7  0    43       TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
-OLIVER WOOD 2849              7   6  0    43       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE 2802        5  12  0    43       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
-HAVELOCK THE DANE 2614        4  12  0    42       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
-RUNNING WATER 2846            5   4  0    40       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 FACELESS MAN 2753            10   6  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-FUNGI WARRIOR 2848            5   3  1    36       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
-SIR LOIN OF BEEF 2618         9   7  1    35       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OLGERD VLAD 2780              9   3  0    33       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
-WET NOODLE 2844               6   4  0    33       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 YAHOO WAHOO 2733              3   4  0    33       USELESS TOOLS (219)
 RUNE KNIGHT 2915              7   2  0    32       EYE OF THE STORM (221)
-FIREFLASH 2459                6   6  2    32       RUNNING AMOK (238)
-NEVER DIE 2756                7   8  1    30       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
-SIR CASWALLAWN 2617           6  10  1    30       POMPOUS PALADINS (277)
 CERBERUS 2835                 4   6  0    29       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
-HIGHER 2755                   6   9  0    27       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTORIAN MANDARIN 2911       5   5  0    27       SPARF! (310)
-DISTURBED 2929                2   2  1    27       MILLENIUM METAL (304)
 IN YOUR TANK 2925             2   4  0    25       HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
-WRENN 2877                    4   9  0    24       STEEL REIGN (309)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LANDLUBBER 2926               3   1  0    21       SEA DOGS (294)
-SLASH 2836                    5   5  0    20       CARESS OF STEEL (301)
 MISS HAYNES 2932              3   0  0    20       BLIND FURY (312)
 ROCAEL 2938                   4   4  0    19       BLIND FURY (312)
 KESTUTIAS 2920                5   3  0    18       OF WOLF AND MAN (296)
 WASP 2761                     4   6  0    18       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
 MYOPIA 2941                   1   0  1    16       BLIND FURY (312)
-USURPER 2928                  3   1  0    15       STEEL REIGN (309)
-WET DOG 2845                  3   5  0    14       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 PIT VIPER 2834                2   8  0    14       BATTLE BEASTS 2 (297)
-SIRIUS BLACK 2921             3   4  0    13       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 (308)
-YELLOW SNOW 2847              1   7  0    12       LEAKY TEEPEE (307)
 JUICE MAN 2933                0   3  0     3       BLIND FURY (312)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PRETTY LERONA 4        0  1 0   1                   MYOPIA 2941           207 NONE    
SISSY 2936             2  3 0 BLIND FURY 312        MAINAKHA-TE ASSASS 22 207 NONE    
COLD HEARTED 2930      0  1 0 CARESS OF STEEL 301   TORC 2919             203 NOT REVE
JENNE THE KNIFE 19     0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VIKING RAIDER 2885    207 NONE    
STEEL NIGHTMARE 2927   1  1 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  GINNY WEASLEY 2924    204 REVENGED
HAND OF DOOM 2940      0  1 0 EYE OF THE STORM 221  DISTURBED 2929        206         
GINNY WEASLEY 2924     2  3 2 GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 308 CHAOS WARRIOR 2069    205         
BENGAL 2775            3 12 0 HOLD THAT TIGER 300   MASTER JARETH OKAR 23 207 NONE    
ENVI 2786              6  9 0 JANIX 298             JENNE THE KNIFE 19    207 NONE    
TORC 2919              4  4 3 JANIX 298             CONJURED DEMON 26     207 NONE    
SWASHBUCKLER 2743      7  6 2 SEA DOGS 294          THOR RAVENBLADE 2781  205         
PIN YIN 2939           0  2 0 SPARF! 310            RIRORNI DESERTER 18   207 NONE    
WALLAMALOOS 2912       5  4 0 SPARF! 310            JAWS 2788             207         
LOOPY 2923             0  4 0 SPARF! 310            TORC 2919             204         
SOLID GONE 2879        7  8 3 STEEL REIGN 309       DANI 2918             206         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wimperetta -- I protest.  Overly skilled aimers are the bane of mankind and
everything else. -- Tony The Tiger

Wallamalous -- Great name!  Are you animal, vegetable, or putt-putt? -- Tiger Woods

Congratulations King Of Slaughter Kat.  Well done, champ. -- Vet

Street -- A very well run event.  Salute. -- Vet

Blackstorm -- I was not saddened by the death of Ginny, she was nothing special and
would have been DA'd had she survived the contest.  I doubt I will even bother to
bloodfeud.  I just find it unfortunate that you had to bring dishonor to what had
otherwise been a very honorable and well run contest.  It is a shame that your
illegal bloodfeud will be one of the things people remember about this contest. --
Rillion

Kat -- Congratulations on a well deserved victory!  Very well done indeed. -- Rillion

The following "replacement" will now be going where he should have gone originally,
Neville BA 21-9-11-11-9-12-11 , learned just 13 skills in 11 fights in the contest.
It amazed me that he managed to actually earn 5 points in the contest for me. --
Rillion

Phoenix -- Despite your manager's gloating on the discussion board, I will not be
envious of your training last month. -- Madam Venusia

Viret -- V is for Victory. -- Viking

Woods -- Shame on you for driving me out like that. -- Wallamaloos

Bengal -- You should seriously consider trying to use that rating next time. --
Victorian Mandarin

Usurper -- Geez, I only get to fight one match here, and the commission give me a
match up like that.  I doth protest. -- Pin Yin

Trocar -- I assume this contest is over, an thus I am starting challenges and avoids
again.  Would have preferred to see something in the newsletter to say it's official.
-- Crip, mgr. of Sparf! and Useless Tools

Wicked Slice -- Amazing what a difference one skill can make.  :) -- Mousetrap

Viking Raider -- Oh...you're a dwarf.  I never know what to do with dwarves.  That
beard, you know, so terribly untidy.  Like a walking hairball. -- Viret

     Shave 'em? -- Ed.

Tony the Tiger -- That's IT?  I expected better from you.  What a wimp you are. --
Wimperetta
P.S.  Perhaps you need iron supplements.  Your blood seemed thin.

Wastelander -- Well, it isn't ME.  I am not your secret admirer.  Nothing personal, I
just don't do golems, you know? -- Penelothe

Yahoo Wahoo -- Control-alt-delete. -- Skorindelle

Torc -- They tell me that up north, men wear necklaces and call them torcs.  Any kin?
-- Daristam

Xyco -- That is a compliment?  Thank you.  I shall treasure it. -- Skorindelle

Spirit of Doomrunner -- So noted. -- the Scribe
P.S.  But I'm on the road this week and will not be able to put anybody in any spots
this time around.  Sorry.

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VIKING RAIDER butchered JENNE THE KNIFE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENVI was savagely slain by JENNE THE KNIFE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BENGAL was assassinated by MASTER JARETH OKARRA in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TORC was slain by CONJURED DEMON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SISSY was murdered by MAINAKHA-TE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
PIN YIN was slaughtered by RIRORNI DESERTER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MOUSETRAP was devastated by CHAOS WARRIOR in a 2 minute Challenge Title competition.
MADAM VENUSIA overcame NICKLEBACK in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
SNIR unbelievably bested WRONG WAY in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
WOODS vanquished WASTELANDER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
YAHOO WAHOO was overpowered by DARISTAM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
IN YOUR TANK defeated KESTUTIAS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
PENELOTHE savagely defeated THE COLLECTOR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
WIMPERETTA demolished WILD-EYED FANATIC in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
VIRET handily defeated WARRIOR-MAGE in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.
SKORINDELLE was unbelievably bested by TONY THE in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
FACELESS MAN was savagely defeated by SNOW LEOPARD in a 3 minute bloody brawl.
XYCO devastated RIRORNI SLAVER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DANI demolished CERBERUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
EVERGREY overpowered VICTORIAN MANDARIN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
JAWS butchered WALLAMALOOS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RUNE KNIGHT won victory over WASP in a 3 minute match.
ROCAEL beat PIT VIPER in a 4 minute fray.
MISS HAYNES vanquished PRETTY LERONA in a 2 minute mismatched fray.
JUICE MAN was overpowered by TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MYOPIA assassinated PRETTY LERONA 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       68 -  46 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     43 -  35 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   64 -  54 -  9      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  28 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  40 -  4      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  3      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  51 -  3      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 207 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     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CHAOS WARRIOR 2069         15  13  3  122 EYE OF THE STORM (221)
AIMED BLOW       WIMPERETTA 2655            21  15  1   93 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VIRET 2727                 17   8  0   93 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
PARRY-LUNGE      MADAM VENUSIA 2887         16  10  0   90 SPARF! (310)
TOTAL PARRY      MOUSETRAP 2521             18  10  1   85 USELESS TOOLS (219)
WALL OF STEEL    PENELOTHE 2838              9   5  0   85 TRADERS OF TROCAR (252)
BASHING ATTACK   WOODS 2776                  8   7  0   65 HOLD THAT TIGER (300)
SLASHING ATTACK  WASTELANDER 2134           12  10  1   53 EYE OF THE STORM (221)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VIRET 2727.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WRONG WAY 2754.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENELOTHE 2838, NICKLEBACK 
2815, SKORINDELLE 2742, EVERGREY 2801, WASP 2761, WIMPERETTA 2655, VIRET 2727, ROCAEL 
2938, CHAOS WARRIOR 2069, and MADAM VENUSIA 2887.

The least popular fighter this week was JUICE MAN 2933.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALLAMALOOS 2912, CERBERUS 2835, KESTUTIAS 2920, YAHOO WAHOO 2733, 
WASTELANDER 2134, MOUSETRAP 2521, SISSY 2936, MYOPIA 2941, RUNE KNIGHT 2915, and JAWS 
2788.

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

VIKING RAIDER (54-2885) SPARF! (310)