Date   : 06/30/2005    Duedate: 07/13/2005


DM-56    TURN-380

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3748) [25-25-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDGEHOG                       POSITION IS EMPTY
REDHORSE (207)                 
(56-3748) [25-25-0,142]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACHINE                        KID QUICK
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3795) [12-7-0,71]          (56-3846) [11-4-2,91]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDHORSE (207)              46
2. BAD APPLES (187)             0      PUNCH-OUT! (411)
3. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)     -19      Unchartered Team
4. PUNCH-OUT! (411)           -26

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          39  18  5 68.4   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            9  6 1
 2/ 2 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    27  18  1 60.0   2/ 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          4  2 0
 3/ 3 REDHORSE (207)           422 475 15 47.0   3/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          4 11 0
 4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         359 492 14 42.2   4/ 4 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    3  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.


     Here I am again.  Still no invitation to the Isle.  So I've decided to make an
attitude adjustment and enjoy my home town and the title while I've still got 'em.
     Four teams, oh gosh.  And the paying spectators are about as few and far between
as the teams.  I saw Khel Rojida, the arena manager, the other day and he looked
pretty worried.  I guess several arenas have closed this past year and he's afraid
ours might be next.  You know, it was a means he found to support his clan, the Tall
Elks, after their herds had been stolen or run off by raiders.  All the arena staff
that you see around, those are Tall Elks.  But they don't have much to do.
     This week will be my fiftieth fight.  Mila said he heard a rumor somewhere that
after so many fights, a warrior will get invited to the Isle even if they don't have
very many skills (which I guess I don't, not fighting skills anyway).  Maybe fifty is
the magic number?  I hope so!  You know what would be sad, would be to die right
before I would have gotten my invite.  Well...I think my dying would be sad no matter
when it happened, but that would be especially frustrating.  If I were alive to BE
frustrated, which I wouldn't be.  Mila would be frustrated, though, and my parents,
and my brothers and sisters, and Broken Toe.  He's my buddy.
     I joined the Rocani Legion a while back.  The pay isn't very high when things
are quiet like now, but there's a little stipend and it is putting one of my sisters
through a guild school.  She's studying to be a chef.  I never thought there was that
much to know about cooking but she let me test some dishes she was practicing.  Have
you ever heard of beetle belly pate'?  Neither had I.  It's a Rirorni delicacy.  It's
indescribable.  Gooshy, kinda sweet in strangely fishy way yet not exactly.  Anyway,
I'm riding patrol on the south side of Rocanis in the dead of night so my sister can
learn to make beetle belly pate'.
     And I'm coming back to this arena, turn after turn, so I can travel to the Isle
of the Eye and have strange mystical adventures and be one of the protectors of the
     There are four Challenger Champions and I'll probably be fighting one of them
unless they all avoid me.  Any of them could beat me.  I'm not afraid of losing; that
would be no big deal.  But I'm kind of afraid of Kid Quick because of those two kills
on his record.  Let's all be careful out there, okay, because we don't need any more
reductions in the gladiatorial population.

                                      I am Hedgehog, hear me roar!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ROCANIS since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with EATS GRASS?  
He actually beat BAD APPLES' LARGE DOG, and walked away with 10 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at ROCANIS while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER clobber GLASS 
JOE.  He lost 26 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Apparently ROCANIS isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The 
Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Another fighter (KID QUICK 11-4-2) 
challenged another Duelmaster (HEDGEHOG 25-25-0).  Life goes on.  KID QUICK was 
reminded on the sands why HEDGEHOG is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, PUNCH-OUT!!  The bums 
at TOOLS OF TORMENT couldn't face the challenges from PUNCH-OUT!!  No excuse for 
that!  Fighting is a better craft than farming, BITTER VETCH, but you have to pay 
your dues.  Being challenged by MECHANISM, 20 points above you, is dues.  I have to 
get this off my chest.  What a low dog, MECHANISM!  He can't set himself up in a real 
match.  I was sorry to see BITTER VETCH lose.  MACHINE expects the easy win by going 
24 points down.  SHANKS PONY will find this a hard lesson!  MACHINE's gonna be 
practicin' hard this week, after SHANKS PONY, lower ranked by far, mashed him!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  ROTTEN CORE of BAD APPLES didn't know when to quit. 
When you've got a 6-12-0, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  Many a warrior has met 
his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ROCANIS 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                25  25  0   142       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANISM 3796               13   6  1   100       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 SHANKS PONY 3854             10   7  0    94       REDHORSE (207)
 KID QUICK 3846               11   4  2    91       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847               10   5  0    83       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  25  0    80       BAD APPLES (187)
 MACHINE 3795                 12   7  0    71       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                  10   3  0    65       BAD APPLES (187)
-BALD BULL 3843                8   1  1    58       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGHRON 3852               10   7  1    50       REDHORSE (207)
 EATS GRASS 3853               7  10  0    38       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUL 3868                      6   6  0    33       REDHORSE (207)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  16  0    28       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING HIPPO 3845               6   3  1    22       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              4   5  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 PIEFACE 3875                  4   6  0    18       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROTTEN CORE 3851       6 12 0 BAD APPLES 187        PRONGHRON 3852        380         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bitter Vetch -- <CLICK! WHIR!>  Due to Machine and Myself being, oddly enough,
machines we will always learn something useful from our opponents.  That is what we
have been programmed to do.  Thank you for accepting our challenges.  Machine and I
both consider you a very honorable opponent. <CLICK! WHIR!> -- Mechanism

Glass Joe -- <BEEP!>  Goodness you're fast.  I'll stay away from you for a while.
I'll let you guys see how well you can do against Hedgehog.  My apologies for the
down challenge a few turns ago.  Not that you minded I'm sure.  <BOOP!> -- Machine

Mechanism -- That was a valiant effort, my friend.  Your style does have a
notoriously difficult time against mine, though.  But you're still a Challenger
Champion so, if you feel up to it, you're welcome to try again. -- Hedgehog

Kid Quick -- That was a monotonous fight.  Poke, poke, poke, poke.  Boring. -- Shanks

Large Dog -- Wow!  Thank you!  For such a short fight, we both really scored, didn't
we?  We teach each other very well.  I always liked dogs. -- Pronghorn

Privet -- Well fought.  Or I should say, well struck.  Do you realize there were only
three blows attempted in our fight?  You dodged my attack, then you made a clumsy
attack which I didn't need to dodge, and then (having lulled me into a false sense of
security) you whacked me in the knee with all your might.  Anyway that last blow was
a good one. -- Yul

P.S.  I'm not a golem.  Everyone thinks I look unnatural just because I'm bald and
have tattoos...well, the tattoos are unnatural of course, but I am naturally going
bald.  I just hurried the process along a bit.

Large Dog -- That is a strange way to get a name:  throwing an apple at something and
getting named after it.  Makes you wish you'd thrown an apple at a tall stallion,
huh?  Then the ladies would have to call you "Big Stud." -- Yul

Rotten Core -- (snort) You were very, very lucky.  That was my fight all the way,
until the last hit.  Yeah, I know the announcer didn't agree, but I WAS winning there
at the end...until that one lucky blow. -- Eats Grass

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
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

KID QUICK was unbelievably bested by HEDGEHOG in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MECHANISM savagely defeated BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
MACHINE was devastated by SHANKS PONY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GLASS JOE was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
PRIVET vanquished YUL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ROTTEN CORE was killed by PRONGHRON in a 1 minute brawl.
PIEFACE was handily defeated by RABID GOPHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LARGE DOG was vanquished by EATS GRASS in a 3 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  25 -  2      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 380 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MECHANISM 3796             13   6  1  100 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854           10   7  0   94 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                10   3  0   65 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACHINE 3795.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KID QUICK 3846.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLASS JOE 3847, 
DOG 3848, EATS GRASS 3853, BITTER VETCH 3762, and MACHINE 3795.

The least popular fighter this week was PIEFACE 3875.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROTTEN CORE 3851, YUL 3868, MACHINE 3795, BITTER VETCH 3762, EATS GRASS 
3853, LARGE DOG 3848, PRIVET 3867, HEDGEHOG 3748, PRONGHRON 3852, and SHANKS PONY 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HEDGEHOG (56-3748) REDHORSE (207)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALICIOUS MOTH 1204 (141-100-4)        3  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
DEATH 666 (104-92-2)                   1  4  0         INCARNATIONS         
JUDGE NECRO 1296 (78-44-0)             0  5  0         LAW AND CHAOS        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (48-22-0)            7  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     
TIME 513 (109-39-1)                    6  3  0         INCARNATIONS         
MAX 3036 (81-66-5)                     4  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
STEEL CLOTH 1745 (102-111-3)           2  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
THE LITTLE ONE 1432 (117-147-4)        0  5  0         STAR GUARDIANS       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753 (26-4-0)          9  3  0         LAFFALYMPICS         
AKELDAMA 2417 (9-0-0)                  2  3  0         ACT OF MALICE        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GLASS JOE 3847 (6-4-0)                 4  3  0         PUNCH-OUT!           
L. GLUTAMINE 3772 (2-0-0)              3  3  0         ARNIE'S ARMY         
ROSE HIPS 3774 (4-1-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   ARNIE'S ARMY         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZIPPER 3111 (4-0-1)                    8  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       
CHIP 3114 (2-2-1)                      5  3  1         RESCUE RANGERS       
GODGET 3110 (4-0-0)                    4  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       
DALE 3112 (3-1-0)                      2  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONTY 3113 (3-1-0)                     0  3  0         RESCUE RANGERS