DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2012    Duedate: 03/29/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-271

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [11-2-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      INDIGO
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
(59-2662) [11-2-0,121]         (59-2788) [3-0-2,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELITRIS                       SYLVESTER
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2737) [13-22-0,87]         (59-2728) [19-23-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     40
2. BLOODGUARD (190)            38      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)     14      Unchartered Team
4. PARAGONS (306)               8
5. ISLANDERS (247)              4      PARAGONS (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  173  79  9 68.7   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  12  3 0
 2/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          74  52  1 58.7   2/ 2*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   8  7 3
 3/ 4*PARAGONS (306)            13  10  1 56.5   3/ 6 BLOODGUARD (190)          8  7 0
 4/ 2*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)    8   7  3 53.3   4/ 4 ISLANDERS (247)           6  9 2
 5/ 5 BLOODGUARD (190)          54  59  3 47.8   5/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          5  7 0
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          362 471 14 43.5   6/ 5*PARAGONS (306)            5  8 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

                          Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
              Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
            newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of lack of Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation
in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain. Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the winning
pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the newsletter
by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    *After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins,
    ** Champions double applies to his score only -- not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.  Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores 
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round 
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn. (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  (E.g. A
challenger champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) wins such
status.
        3.  Tournament Champions won during the course of the contest will gain a one
(1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s) win such
status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a tournament results
in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn.  (Tiebreakers are in
this order-- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 02-20-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): MONKEY BUSINESS of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ILLIS games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week BLOODGUARD went 4-1-0 to move up 3 
in the rankings.  ELMINSTER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested G W BUSH and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, ELMINSTER put down G W BUSH, causing him to lose 11 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of APPLESEED, 
for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ILLIS seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ILLIS.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ILLIS these 
days is BLOODGUARD.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of IMPROVED ILLUSION are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after G 
W BUSH.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, 
it seems that URMUNG COSBU posted a challenge against the more highly recognized KING 
MIDAS.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand URMUNG COSBU bested KING MIDAS.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My sources at PARAGONS stable claim 
they've never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of 
FLESHRENDER.  Beware INDIGO!  FLESHRENDER must hold silent, for this week he was 
humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by INDIGO of VIGILANTE JUSTICE.  
Hail INDIGO for thy victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In 
the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               11   2  0   121       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELMINSTER 2679               11   5  0    99       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G W BUSH 2764                15  11  1    89       TALL TALES (305)
 INUYASHA 2683                10   3  3    88       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BELITRIS 2737                13  22  0    87       ISLANDERS (247)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            14   7  0    86       BLOODGUARD (190)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126           9   6  0    83       BLOODGUARD (190)
 SYLVESTER 2728               19  23  0    80       ISLANDERS (247)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             13  16  1    78       ISLANDERS (247)
 BANN 2162                     8   5  1    77       BLOODGUARD (190)
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  11  0    71       TALL TALES (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING MIDAS 2770              13   7  0    63       TALL TALES (305)
 TABBEK 1613                   9  12  1    62       BLOODGUARD (190)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             15  15  0    60       ISLANDERS (247)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        13  13  0    52       TALL TALES (305)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760            9  12  1    46       ISLANDERS (247)
 INDIGO 2788                   3   0  2    43       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 2789                   3   0  1    23       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 BANE OF BONES 2781            4   1  0    21       PARAGONS (306)
 MOLASSES 2793                 1   1  0     8       PARAGONS (306)
 MAAZERUS 2790                 1   2  0     6       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 TESSAI 2795                   1   0  0     5       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 RILEY 2792                    0   3  0     3       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MYSTRA 2797                   0   1  0     1       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 ZARUKO 2796                   0   1  0     1       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLESHRENDER 2785        3  2 1 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           271   
KRISIS 2794             0  1 0 PARAGONS 306         BRUTUS 2789           270   
PHOTON 2783             3  1 0 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           270   
SANDRA 2791             1  1 0 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 FLESHRENDER 2785      270  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brandon Massingale -- Hello, there.  Is it's a rivalry you seek?  Hmmm...  Well, I
look forward to it.  Once your warriors meet mine [and poor Riley already met my
little Photon ;) ] they'll be tossed about like a mass in (a) gale. ;) -- Ravinkor,
mgr. Paragons

Tabbek -- Duh... you move too much.  Make BoB dizzy... -- Bane of Bones

Chagua Korbin -- I must say that was an eye-opener.  Or closer, as it were.  I'd come
at you again but you've used my bloody body to climb out of my reach. *sigh of
relief* -- Fleshrender

Our congratulations to Lord Foul. -- Jorja and the Islanders

And, we salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Islanders, again

Bann -- I've had fights I liked better.  But I survived, so maybe I can have another
one of those "liked 'em better" fights this time. -- Coco Nuttal

Harvey -- Fortunately, no one expects me to defeat a Lord Protector. -- Sylvester

Fairyfire -- I could say the same thing Syl did, but even if I wasn't expected to
win, it would have been pleasing to do so. -- Belitris

It wasn't MURDER.  I have a long-standing feud with the Chardinees, and I just... let
go of all restraint.  Cool, in a way.  I didn't know I could do that. -- Dillis Rhin

This must be "kill the standbys" day.  Since the standbys get resurrected as part of
their contract, I don't even have to feel guilty.  Works for me. -- Chagua Korbin

Jorja -- Well, since you want to know both our teams are unchartered so we have to
fight for the awards, so the Paragons are my rivals at least for now. -- Brandon
Massingale, mgr Vigilante Justice

Well, anoter 3-2 turn, I guess I can't be sad since Brutus (formally know as Exed)
and Indigo are undefeated and both killed their last opponents.  Unfortunately, we
had a death as well, Sandra, RIP, our dear friend, may the gods show you mercy.  It
appears two of my warriors wanted new names, so for you info Murdered has declared he
shall be called Maazerus from now on and as you've seen Exed is now known as Brutus.
By the way, please welcome our new warrior, Mystra.  *applause*  Well gotta go cya.
-- Brandon Massingale, mgr Vigilante Justice

Brandon Massingale -- Hmm....the rivalry has just begun and already three casulties.
My favorite, Photon and his protege Krisis, and your Sandra.  I'll not lie... the
loss of Photon broke my greedy heart.  Let's see how your Indigo (I tip my hat to her
skill) fares against some one a little bigger; my Bane of Bones. :) -- Ravinkor,
Paragons

Tabbek -- You move too fast.  Confuse BAne. -- Bane of Bones

Chagua Korbin -- Seemed like your aim was right on to me.  I'll cherish every scar
you've given me. -- Fleshrender

Brandon Massingale -- Whose flesh shall I rend next? -- Fleshrender

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

INDIGO viciously butchered FLESHRENDER in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
ELMINSTER luckily beat G W BUSH in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
INUYASHA defeated DILLIS RHIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
URMUNG COSBU devastated KING MIDAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MAAZERUS was narrowly defeated by BANE OF BONES in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
RILEY was defeated by MOLASSES in a 4 minute novice's Challenge struggle.
LORD FOUL was devastated by APPLESEED in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
SYLVESTER slimly lost to BANN in a action packed 3 minute uneven melee.
HAPPY DRUNKARD vanquished COCO NUTTAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BELITRIS viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
JOHN WAYNE handily defeated CHAGUA KORBIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JOHNNY APPLESEED was savagely defeated by TABBEK in a 5 minute master's match.
BRUTUS subdued ZARUKO in a 2 minute amateur's match.
TESSAI beat MYSTRA in a popular 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -   7 -  3      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  21 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        32 -  33 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 271 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             11   2  0  121 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             11   5  0   99 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
STRIKING ATTACK  G W BUSH 2764              15  11  1   89 TALL TALES (305)
AIMED BLOW       URMUNG COSBU 1397          14   7  0   86 BLOODGUARD (190)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126         9   6  0   83 BLOODGUARD (190)
SLASHING ATTACK  INDIGO 2788                 3   0  2   43 VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELITRIS 2737.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SYLVESTER 2728.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYSTRA 2797, BELITRIS 
2737, TABBEK 1613, INDIGO 2788, MOLASSES 2793, BANN 2162, BRUTUS 2789, G W BUSH 2764, 
INUYASHA 2683, and MAAZERUS 2790.

The least popular fighter this week was ZARUKO 2796.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, RILEY 2792, TESSAI 2795, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, 
HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126, KING MIDAS 2770, JOHN WAYNE 2766, COCO NUTTAL 2741, APPLESEED 
2662, and BANE OF BONES 2781.

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

LORD FOUL (59-1395) BLOODGUARD (190)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes