DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/21/2005    Duedate: 11/03/2005

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-375

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRUSHFIRE
NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
(60-7168) [27-12-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SON OF BLOODLUST               CHEER FULL OWL
4000 BLOWS (107)               CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
(60-6823) [18-11-0,85]         (60-7274) [13-11-2,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NATURAL DISASTERS (159)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NATURAL DISASTERS (159)     59
2. VOUGEOOT (464)              35MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)
3. FUNKY FOLK (565)            31      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH STUDS VII (301)       30
5. THIEVES GUILD (396)         29      FONZ FAUX PAS (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MY BRAIN ON CHLORI (555)  57  36  3 61.3   1/ 2 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  11  4 1
 2- 2 ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)   28  23  1 54.9   2/ 1 THE MISGUIDED (559)      10  5 0
 3/ 0 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       477 399 15 54.5   3/ 3 METAL MELTDOWN (344)      7  5 0
 4/ 3 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    397 339  9 53.9   4/15 LEGALESE (449)            6  3 0
 5/ 4 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  679 581 24 53.9   5- 6*SUPERIOR FORCES II (571)  6  4 0
 6/ 5 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)       59  55  2 51.8   6/ 8 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)       6  6 1
 7/ 8 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 165 161 12 50.6   7/ 5 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     6  9 0
 8/ 7 THE MISGUIDED (559)       52  51  0 50.5   8- 4 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    5  4 0
 9/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (565)          23  23  3 50.0   9/ 9 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        5  4 0
10/ 0 THIEVES GUILD (396)      141 154  6 47.8  10/ 7 4000 BLOWS (107)          5  7 0
11/ 9 4000 BLOWS (107)         588 660 27 47.1  11/10 RED DOG GANG (476)        5 10 0
12/10 METAL MELTDOWN (344)     287 327 21 46.7  12/14 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      4  1 0
13-11*SUPERIOR FORCES II (571)   7   8  0 46.7  13/12 VOUGEOOT (464)            4  6 1
14/13 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      34  41  1 45.3  14/16 TWILIGHT ORDER (482)      4  6 0
15/12 LEGALESE (449)           131 159  4 45.2  15/11 MY BRAIN ON CHLORI (555)  3  3 0
16-14 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    45  57  3 44.1  16/ 0 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        2  0 0
17/15 VOUGEOOT (464)            54  71  4 43.2  17/ 0 THIEVES GUILD (396)       2  3 0
18/16 JOKA MASHER! (283)       170 225  8 43.0  18/19 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  2  3 0
19-17*SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)     4   6  0 40.0  19/21 FUNKY FOLK (565)          1  4 0
20/18 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        60  93  5 39.2  20-18*WALKING DEAD (568)        1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
21/19 RED DOG GANG (476)       308 495  4 38.4  21-13*SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)    0  5 0
22/20 TWILIGHT ORDER (482)      41  66  1 38.3  22-20 ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)   0  2 0
23-21*WALKING DEAD (568)         1   4  0 20.0  23/17 JOKA MASHER! (283)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): FRANK ZAPPA of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): OPUNTIA of PLANTARUM ANDORIA (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): POPPA LODE of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 525): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 525): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 518): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 514): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 512): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 507): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 476): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 469): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 458): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 208): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 374): THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 363): none
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 410): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 524): LINI DAWNWIND of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 468): LURLINE GRACE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARADI!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MISGUIDED was unseated 
this week as NATURAL DISASTERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
5-0-1 record for the round.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 
LEGALESE.  How else weeks like this one's 3-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 4th 
team?  There were bitter words at SYSTEM OF A DOWN's guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing 
this week which dropped the stable into 21st.  Dark Arena anyone?  My praise to 
NATURAL DISASTERS for their 5-0-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully 
fought round deserving of notice!  JIM PANZI caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THE TAIL and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, IMOTO-CHAN put down HURRICANE 
XXXVII, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was 
not present for the title fight this week as TYPHOON XXII boldly challenged BRUSHFIRE 
in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although TYPHOON XXII made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious BRUSHFIRE.  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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  4000 BLOWS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding 4000 BLOWS.  Indeed it was DEATH STUDS VII.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  SAMANTHA HAIN take warning! 
You have more than a few enemies in ARADI.  I cannot but express pride for the 
fearlessness of ONE-TIMER who cast caution to the winds and challenged SAMANTHA HAIN, 
a fighter 29 points higher.  Do not the gods reward courage?  ONE-TIMER it was that 
claimed victory in the bout, while also rising 8 points in recognition.  For some 
warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how SON OF 
BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS challenged down 32 points to TSUNAMI.  Surprising everyone, 
TSUNAMI overcame SON OF BLOODLUST, earning 27 points of recognition in the process!  
A knave's just desserts are the sweetest victory.  At the gambling halls I have 
started to bet money on SPEEDY.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against BALLROOM BLITZ!  To be sure the battle was a losing one.  
But I like to think SPEEDY at least gave BALLROOM BLITZ a run for his money.  Give 
DR. FEELGOOD credit for his courage.  Did you note how he challenged HANA-KALI 
despite the 31 point difference in their rankings?  I must admit to some joy.  Before 
my very eyes the underdog in this contest, DR. FEELGOOD, defeated HANA-KALI to claim 
victory and recognition.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as THIEVES GUILD.  
Witness, last turn they sent NEEBA, a 3-1-1 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  The 
warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past 
week DERALD, at 7-5-0, departed ARADI forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARADI.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 BRUSHFIRE 7168               27  12  0   126       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLROOM BLITZ 7016           8   3  0   126       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 TYPHOON XXII 6827            28   9  1   116       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 ANGRY SANTA 6828             20  17  0   112       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 ONE-TIMER 7169               18   3  0   103       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 DOONEUSHMUN 5949             15   6  1   103       VOUGEOOT (464)
 TSUNAMI 7273                 13  13  1   103       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 SAMANTHA HAIN 6335           20  21  0    99       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 PRETTY BOY 7091              22  23  0    95       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-4-FT PARTY BONG 6908         12   5  0    93       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 BLUE BEANIE 6461             15  13  1    91       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLY SKULL 7276             12  10  0    90       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 ASSHE-MASTER 7000            15   8  0    89       4000 BLOWS (107)
 SPEEDY 7293                  11   9  0    89       THE MISGUIDED (559)
 KARATE WRECKER 6693           9  14  0    88       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 55 SUCKS MORE 6956           13  14  2    87       JOKA MASHER! (283)
 MOUSTACHED RAT 7246          18   6  2    86       MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)
 SON OF BLOODLUST 6823        18  11  0    85       4000 BLOWS (107)
 SLIPKNOT 6674                12  12  0    82       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 CHEER FULL OWL 7274          13  11  2    81       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 MISS UNDERSTOOD 7301          9  10  0    77       THE MISGUIDED (559)
 FALCON XLI 7341               5   6  0    74       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-ANDROGENOUS STRAIN 6412       9  13  0    72       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 CHINESE SPARERIB 7248        14  11  0    67       MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN PARI DELICTO 7283         12  12  1    66       LEGALESE (449)
 CLOUDGAZER 7349               8   5  0    66       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 FLOWER 7255                  15  19  0    64       RED DOG GANG (476)
-STORM 4741                    9   5  0    62       ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)
 SEHENSTES 7339                7   6  1    62       VOUGEOOT (464)
 THE TAIL 7253                12  22  0    58       RED DOG GANG (476)
 SIDE-BAR 7304                12   7  0    58       LEGALESE (449)
 JIM PANZI 7382                5   1  0    57       FUNKY FOLK (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR OBLIVIOUS 6413             8  13  0    55       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 DANDY-LION 7278              12  12  0    54       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 DR. FEELGOOD 7130             4   5  0    54       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 STEVIE 7271                  12  16  0    52       RED DOG GANG (476)
 BAD FAITH 7344                8   6  0    51       LEGALESE (449)
 PHREAK 7327                   8   8  0    49       THE MISGUIDED (559)
 HANA-KALI 6198               12  11  1    48       TWILIGHT ORDER (482)
-FIRE 4739                     6   3  1    45       ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)
-TRAD 7247                    10   5  1    44       MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)
-HURTICANE 4740                5   2  0    38       ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)
 ICHED 7391                    5   2  0    36       VOUGEOOT (464)
 FLASH FIRE 7390               7   6  0    34       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMOTO-CHAN 7350               6   7  1    33       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
-ZIGGERZAG 7153                4   0  0    33       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-BUTTERFLY 7338                8   2  0    32       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 SALKARATH 6521                6   6  0    31       TWILIGHT ORDER (482)
 LAVA TUBE 7393                5   1  0    30       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 BULLY BOY 7447                2   3  0    29       RED DOG GANG (476)
 TINY TIM 6042                 4   0  0    28       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 MYSTERY 7354                  7   6  0    27       THE MISGUIDED (559)
 ERUPTION 7310                 3   3  1    27       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-BUN 7428                      3   0  0    27       SUPERIOR FORCES III (571)
 VAL HOLLA 7394                1   1  1    27       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-SHMAMY CROCKETT 7216          4   3  0    26       4000 BLOWS (107)
 HYQ 7388                      3   5  0    26       VOUGEOOT (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAFFIX 6909                  5   8  0    23       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-ZIG-ZAG MAN 7083              3   2  0    23       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 NEZUMI 7342                   3   2  0    23       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-REBEL W/O CAUSE 7252          3   0  0    23       JOKA MASHER! (283)
-CASTLE 7481                   2   0  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES III (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACHIUS 7403                   3   0  0    19       TWILIGHT ORDER (482)
 HURRICANE XXXVII 7379         2   4  0    18       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 ENOCH PEABODY 7325            3   4  0    17       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-LYNN GWINI 7381               2   5  0    17       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ARTICULATION 7425             1   2  0    16       SUPERIOR FORCES III (571)
-DRIZZLE 5774                  4   3  0    15       ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)
 JACK THE RIPPER 7487          1   0  0    12       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-ROT GUT 7154                  3   2  0    11       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 ZAMIROV 7380                  2   4  0    10       TWILIGHT ORDER (482)
-LIQUID DOOM 5812              2   4  0    10       ELEMENTS OF POWER (390)
-SUGGESTIONS 7435              1   1  0     9       SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)
 WILD CHILD 7479               2   1  0     7       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 ACE OF SPADES 7480            2   1  0     7       METAL MELTDOWN (344)
 TEA CUP 7474                  2   1  0     7       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-YMCA 7302                     1   3  0     7       MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)
-EBENEZER SCROOGE 5953         1   3  0     6       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-CARRIE 7414                   1   0  0     6       WALKING DEAD (568)
 VENREK 7477                   1   1  0     6       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-COCA COLA SLAM 7426           1   2  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES III (571)
-YELLOW CLOUD 7324             1   2  0     5       MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (555)
-ROULETTE 7433                 1   1  0     4       SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)
-NULN'S PET SOCK 7465          1   1  0     4       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-INNERVISION 7434              1   1  0     4       SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)
 FRANK 7484                    1   1  0     4       THE MISGUIDED (559)
-CIGARO 7436                   1   1  0     4       SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)
-LIFTOFF 7427                  0   3  0     3       SUPERIOR FORCES III (571)
-BOOM 7432                     0   2  0     2       SYSTEM OF A DOWN (572)
 WES MANTOOTH 7489             0   1  0     1       4000 BLOWS (107)
-MICHAEL MYERS 7413            0   1  0     1       WALKING DEAD (568)
-CHUCKY 7410                   0   1  0     1       WALKING DEAD (568)
-MARY JANE 7173                0   1  0     1       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-FREDDY 7412                   0   1  0     1       WALKING DEAD (568)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DERALD 7285            7  5 0 4000 BLOWS 107        DOONEUSHMUN 5949      375         
HUGH THANASIA 7430     0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 565        ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 375 NONE    
ANGEL OF DEATH 7471    0  3 0 METAL MELTDOWN 344    ERUPTION 7310         375         
HAMMER 7297           10  9 0 THE MISGUIDED 559     CHEER FULL OWL 7274   373 REVENGED
NEEBA 7343             3  2 1 THIEVES GUILD 396     ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 375 NONE    
CAUSALITY STAR 7395    0  4 0 TWILIGHT ORDER 482    ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 375 NONE    
ARRD 7396              1  5 0 VOUGEOOT 464          JORGE BLACK ORC 20    375 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Musings from The Consortium Scribe.............
     Dotty Sue, we love you.
     Typhoon loses power.  Brushfire rages.
     The TOGS is coming.  The TOGS is coming.
     Good luck to all in the mailer.
     FONZ = Friendly Old Nerds Zonked.
     The Creepster is back

     Creepster is back
     cover your ears, hide your eyes
     preserve sanity
          Ed., whose haiku skills are a wee bit rusty

Creepster -- Eek, ooh, oop, ouch....  Delarqua down down da da. -- JGW, not
understanding what the hell you are saying.  Could a scribe transcribe?

To Whom It May Concern -- Make Nuln jealous?!  Heck, I wouldn't want to do that! --
JGW

Fonz managers -- Don't include me in your list for possible membership.  I doubt this
team will be able to worse than it already has.  0-5-0!  Jeez.... -- JGW

Don't worry, all.  I'll be back to run my mouth somewhere when TOGS starts.  I can't
wait 'til that happens...and Manager, I won't be upchallenging during the contest...
lol! -- JGW

Bully Boy -- Ole' mask face himself (Mike Myers) thought he could dig harder than me
too, he was wrong just like you (but at least he did swing at me).  Remember this--my
pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say. -- Ace of Spades

Angry Santa -- I know you were lying on the arena floor knocked senseless, but my
shortspear was like lightening, everybody was frightening, and my theme music was
soothing, the whole crowd started grooving...then they carted you away to the
infirmary. -- Ballroom Blitz

Oh, the challenges gone bad last turn.  I may have to return my "Art of Successful
Challenging" merit badge. -- Death Stud

Brushfire -- 'Bout time you finally won a fight again.  Enjoy your short reign on the
throne. -- Typhoon

Samantha Hain -- I can't really hold that one against you as many times as my scummy
buddies have challenged you.  You deserved that one.  Salute. -- One-Timer

Ballroom Blitz -- You, however, have no business winning that fight.  I want some
instant replay down on the field.  Lousy performance overall by me and I may have to
give you a try again sometime to satisfy my curiosity on whether I can avoid being
such a loser next time.  See you around. -- even more Angry Santa than before

Miss Understood -- Definitely getting familiar with fighting your stable.  I'm
thinking you guys like me.  Am I invited over for Christmas? -- Falcon

Crazy Creeps Scribe -- You know, I'm not sure you should be talking about The Contest
That Must Not Be Named until you actually have a team.  Talking alone won't win any
fights unless it's Nuln boring the opposing warriors into submission. -- Death Stud

Ed. -- How do you rhyme with Aradi?  I can think of some perfect ones.  Naughty
(Death Stud's mind), potty (as in Snotman's mouth), knotty (Nuln's hair), karate (the
kind of chop I'm going to hit Soultaker with), hotty (Ed.), spotty (Soultaker's
memory), haughty (Sandman), body (a legwarmered Hombre's body glistens with oil).
Man, TOGS has eroded your cognitive abilities already.... -- Death Stud

     Your rhymes are as inexact as mine! -- Ed., who hasn't had cognitive abilities
     for years

JGW -- Welcome to Aradi! -- Death Stud (a.k.a. The Sentinel in other places)

JGW -- Yes, Creepster is right that running your mouth will make you fit right in
Aradi.  Heck, the TOGS is a veritable mouth running marathon and even the times in
between were like half marathons or the Bay to Breakers Run or something.  And based
on your DM.com posts, I think that you need some lip sneakers.  Unfortunately, all
the world class mouth runners are now lazy, jaded bastards way too busy to
participate in DM and Aradi and those who manage to run on maintenance definitely
can't be bothered to write any personal ads (NulnSoultakerSandmanInferno).  And while
I can often be included in that as well, I do get these fits of motivation and try to

shake up things and get my comrades interested.  Then, the oppressive disinterest and
malaise from "the FONZ" absolutely conquers my will and I fall back into silent
submission. -- Death Stud

Good to have the Consortium back in Aradi, even if it requires us to tolerate
Creepster again. -- Death Studs

Liftoff -- Your manager hates you.  Otherwise he would have given you a gender.
After all, HE has a gender, so why not you? -- Bully Boy
P.S.  I hate you too, because you're a golem.

Moustached Rat -- Well.  Well.  Um, thing is, I'm not a rat-terrier, see?  Either
that, or your mustache put me off.  It looks like, I dunno, extra ears, or maybe that
you've got a tail on each end, or I dunno.  Something. -- Pretty Boy

Sehenstes -- You're strange, and you walked across MY sidewalk yesterday, and I don't
put up with EITHER of those things and you went and did BOTH.  So take THAT! --
Flower

Cloudgazer -- (also looking up)  Anything good up there? -- The Tail

Iched -- Scrached, too. -- Stevie

Ed. -- A rhyme for Aradi?  Not a problem if you allow yourself to be advised by Ogden
Nash. -- Temp Ed.

     That's true.  Ogden Nash it is. -- Ed.

Aradi rhymes with Bacardi?  Sort of.

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARRD was barely slain by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NEEBA was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CAUSALITY STAR was easily killed by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HUGH THANASIA was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ONE-TIMER bested SAMANTHA HAIN in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
TYPHOON XXII was savagely defeated by BRUSHFIRE in a 109 minute Challenge competition.
SON OF BLOODLUST was devastated by TSUNAMI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ASSHE-MASTER defeated CHEER FULL OWL in a 5 minute expert's Challenge melee.
SPEEDY was viciously subdued by BALLROOM BLITZ in a popular 3 minute Challenge duel.
MISS UNDERSTOOD viciously subdued CLOUDGAZER in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
FALCON XLI handily defeated FLOWER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DR. FEELGOOD narrowly defeated HANA-KALI in a unpopular 17 minute Challenge match.
PHREAK bested ICHED in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
IMOTO-CHAN demolished HURRICANE XXXVII in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
FRANK was handily defeated by LAVA TUBE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
55 SUCKS MORE was savagely defeated by PRETTY BOY in a 3 minute expert's struggle.
ANGRY SANTA devastated MOUSTACHED RAT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KARATE WRECKER was luckily beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
DERALD was executed by DOONEUSHMUN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HOLLY SKULL handily defeated CHINESE SPARERIB in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLUE BEANIE defeated SEHENSTES in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
SLIPKNOT handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE TAIL was devastated by JIM PANZI in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
STEVIE was defeated by SIDE-BAR in a action packed 1 minute fight.
DANDY-LION was overpowered by IN PARI DELICTO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BAD FAITH overpowered VAL HOLLA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MYSTERY was outwaited by TINY TIM in a crowd boring 16 minute bout.
FLASH FIRE handily defeated ZAMIROV in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ENOCH PEABODY was overpowered by SALKARATH in a 1 minute uneven competition.
ERUPTION executed ANGEL OF DEATH in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
HYQ overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NEZUMI overpowered ACE OF SPADES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ACHIUS savagely defeated TEA CUP in a monotonous 6 minute bloody beginner's bout.
BULLY BOY vanquished WILD CHILD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VENREK subdued WES MANTOOTH in a exciting 4 minute amateur's match.
JACK THE RIPPER handily defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  31 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   69 -  62 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  49 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  30 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  27 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  34 -  2      29  |

Turn 375 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       4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         6  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY       11 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRUSHFIRE 7168             27  12  0  126 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
STRIKING ATTACK  BALLROOM BLITZ 7016         8   3  0  126 METAL MELTDOWN (344)
SLASHING ATTACK  DOONEUSHMUN 5949           15   6  1  103 VOUGEOOT (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOLLY SKULL 7276           12  10  0   90 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
PARRY-STRIKE     JIM PANZI 7382              5   1  0   57 FUNKY FOLK (565)
WALL OF STEEL    HANA-KALI 6198             12  11  1   48 TWILIGHT ORDER (482)
PARRY-LUNGE      FLASH FIRE 7390             7   6  0   34 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SON OF BLOODLUST 6823.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was CHEER FULL OWL 7274.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALLROOM 
BLITZ 7016, SAMANTHA HAIN 6335, WES MANTOOTH 7489, CLOUDGAZER 7349, 55 SUCKS MORE 
6956, ASSHE-MASTER 7000, MISS UNDERSTOOD 7301, PRETTY BOY 7091, JIM PANZI 7382, and 
KARATE WRECKER 6693.

The least popular fighter this week was BRUSHFIRE 7168.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TYPHOON XXII 6827, TINY TIM 6042, MYSTERY 7354, DR. FEELGOOD 7130, 
HANA-KALI 6198, JACK THE RIPPER 7487, TEA CUP 7474, VENREK 7477, ACHIUS 7403, and ACE 
OF SPADES 7480.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes