DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2012    Duedate: 07/19/2012

ILLIS ARENA

DM-59    TURN-275

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLESEED
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
(59-2662) [15-2-1,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLESEED                      BRUTUS
IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)        VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
(59-2662) [15-2-1,158]         (59-2789) [5-2-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SYLVESTER                      COCO NUTTAL
ISLANDERS (247)                ISLANDERS (247)
(59-2728) [21-25-0,88]         (59-2741) [18-16-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)     36
2. VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)     31      IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
3. BLOODGUARD (190)            14      Unchartered Team
4. BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)      11
5. PARAGONS (306)               0      VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  190  82 10 69.9   1/ 1 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)  13  2 1
 2- 2*PARAGONS (306)            19  14  2 57.6   2/ 2 ISLANDERS (247)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 TALL TALES (305)          79  62  2 56.0   3/ 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          6  7 0
 4/ 4 BLOODGUARD (190)          62  69  3 47.3   4/ 6 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    5  3 0
 5/ 5 BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)    71  81  2 46.7   5/ 7*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   5 10 1
 6/ 6 ISLANDERS (247)          373 480 14 43.7   6/ 5 TALL TALES (305)          4  7 1
 7/ 7*VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)   15  20  4 42.9   7- 3*PARAGONS (306)            3  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *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. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent 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 same or
subsequent 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 (live only) 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 (live only) 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 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, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        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 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 349): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 649): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): BASH BROS CABLE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): BLACK LIGHTNING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 249): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 65): BERTHOLD of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ILLIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon PARAGONS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  THOSE I HURT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SCRAWNY GEORGE and was awarded 16 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, CONVICTED ASSASSIN put down CHAGUA KORBIN, causing him 
to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this 
week, the spotlight was on DILLIS RHIN as she bore arms against the challenge of 
reigning Duelmaster APPLESEED.  Although DILLIS RHIN made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious APPLESEED.  Heed this!  A seer has 
warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     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.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding BLOODGUARD.  Indeed it was IMPROVED ILLUSION.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLESEED 2662               15   2  1   158       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INUYASHA 2683                14   3  3   107       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 ELMINSTER 2679               14   6  0    98       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 DILLIS RHIN 2742             15  18  1    93       ISLANDERS (247)
 COCO NUTTAL 2741             18  16  0    91       ISLANDERS (247)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLVESTER 2728               21  25  0    88       ISLANDERS (247)
 HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126          11   8  0    88       BLOODGUARD (190)
 BANN 2162                    10   7  1    86       BLOODGUARD (190)
 URMUNG COSBU 1397            15  10  0    75       BLOODGUARD (190)
 CHAGUA KORBIN 2760           12  13  1    69       ISLANDERS (247)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN WAYNE 2766              15  15  0    63       TALL TALES (305)
 KING MIDAS 2770              14  10  1    63       TALL TALES (305)
 JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767        15  15  0    60       TALL TALES (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOSE I HURT 2778             5   2  0    56       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
-BANE OF BONES 2781            6   1  1    38       PARAGONS (306)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THERE IS A GOD 2779           4   2  0    33       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 TESSAI 2795                   5   0  0    27       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 BRUTUS 2789                   5   2  1    26       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RILEY 2792                    3   4  0    20       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
-YI JING BA GUA 2800           2   0  0    19       PARAGONS (306)
-MOLASSES 2793                 2   2  0    18       PARAGONS (306)
 FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787       1   2  0    11       BASHAHOLICS ANON (297)
 HINTIS 2801                   3   1  0    10       BLOODGUARD (190)
 ZARUKO 2796                   2   3  0    10       IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
 SEMARA 2803                   1   2  0     7       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)
 MISTER GILLIS 2804            0   2  0     2       ISLANDERS (247)
 KENJI 2805                    0   1  0     1       VIGILANTE JUSTICE (307)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TABBEK 1613             9 14 1 BLOODGUARD 190       KING MIDAS 2770       273  JUST REVENGED
BELITRIS 2737          14 23 0 ISLANDERS 247        APPLESEED 2662        273   
FAECE 2798              1  1 0 PARAGONS 306         MYSTRA 2797           273   
FLESHRENDER 2785        3  2 1 PARAGONS 306         INDIGO 2788           271  REVENGED
INDIGO 2788             3  1 2 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 BANE OF BONES 2781    272   
MYSTRA 2797             1  4 1 VIGILANTE JUSTIC 307 BANDIT PRINCE         275  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Semara -- No need to execute justice on me.  Now that I'm part of Bashaholics Anon, I
know the path to truth. -- Fearless Inventory

Johnny Appleseed -- Not a very good record for a scum lord, but good enough to give
me a big fat loss. -- Those I Hurt

Brutus -- And my God is powerful. -- There is a God

Jorja -- Unfortunately I'm only back for this turn and next.  Tourney prepping and it
isn't clear when my warriors here will get run, but I'll be in and out over the next
few years. -- Assur

Bashers?  Don't they know it is a horribly under-powered style with no future?  Give
up your basher ways and embrace the power of the power styles.  Our program is
designed to guide you in your journey of life and how to give up basher addiction. --
Assur, speaking for Bashaholics Anon

Happy Drunkard -- I don't think that's an option for me.  I seem to be allergic to
alcohol. -- Dillis Rhin

Appleseed -- Well, at least you didn't kill me.  That would have been inconvenient.
For me. -- Sylvester

Elminster -- My favorite kind of fight. -- Dillis Rhin

John Wayne -- Defeating you was such a rush! -- Coco Nuttal

Ah, standbys.  I won't say "gotta love 'em," because there's no way I'm getting
personal with a dwarf, but I can enjoy fighting them. -- Chagua Korbin

Hintis -- I knew I shouldn't have taken this job.  But I didn't notice it till after
I signed the contract.  Serious bummer. -- Mister Gillis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MYSTRA was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
APPLESEED vanquished DILLIS RHIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
ELMINSTER savagely defeated SYLVESTER in a 2 minute bloody expert's Challenge fight.
RILEY bested HINTIS in a slow 6 minute Challenge fight.
BRUTUS demolished FEARLESS INVENTORY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SEMARA won victory over MISTER GILLIS in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
INUYASHA savagely defeated HAPPY DRUNKARD in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
KING MIDAS was overpowered by BANN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
CHAGUA KORBIN was vanquished by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
URMUNG COSBU defeated JOHN WAYNE in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
COCO NUTTAL overpowered JOHNNY APPLESEED in a 2 minute uneven match.
THOSE I HURT overpowered SCRAWNY GEORGE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
TESSAI devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a monotonous 4 minute mismatched conflict.
ZARUKO subdued KENJI in a 2 minute bloody novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  20 -  2      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  4      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        33 -  35 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 275 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   APPLESEED 2662             15   2  1  158 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
WALL OF STEEL    ELMINSTER 2679             14   6  0   98 IMPROVED ILLUSION (261)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTTAL 2741           18  16  0   91 ISLANDERS (247)
BASHING ATTACK   HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126        11   8  0   88 BLOODGUARD (190)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SYLVESTER 2728.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COCO NUTTAL 2741.  The ten other most popular fighters were INUYASHA 2683, KENJI 
2805, ELMINSTER 2679, THOSE I HURT 2778, ZARUKO 2796, APPLESEED 2662, SYLVESTER 2728, 
SEMARA 2803, URMUNG COSBU 1397, and JOHN WAYNE 2766.

The least popular fighter this week was RILEY 2792.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TESSAI 2795, HINTIS 2801, CHAGUA KORBIN 2760, KING MIDAS 2770, MISTER 
GILLIS 2804, FEARLESS INVENTORY 2787, DILLIS RHIN 2742, JOHNNY APPLESEED 2767, BANN 
2162, and HAPPY DRUNKARD 2126.