DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2006    Duedate: 11/16/2006

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-402

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DERRIN
WING HOVE (529)
(60-6952) [15-15-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DERRIN                         STRATEGERY
WING HOVE (529)                VERBAL MISCUES (604)
(60-6952) [15-15-0,110]        (60-7939) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DERRIN                         STRATEGERY
WING HOVE (529)                VERBAL MISCUES (604)
(60-6952) [15-15-0,110]        (60-7939) [1-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

4000 BLOWS (107)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WING HOVE (529)             58
2. CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)      37      CRAZY CREEPS (207)
3. VERBAL MISCUES (604)        31      Unchartered Team
4. THE BUNKHOUSE (595)         28
5. WILD CARDS (148)            24      VERBAL MISCUES (604)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BIKINI BOTTOM (596)       40  24  4 62.5   1/ 3 4000 BLOWS (107)         10  5 0
 2- 2 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   103  63  5 62.0   2/10 WING HOVE (529)           9  6 0
 3- 3 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    472 376 15 55.7   3/12 ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)  8  7 1
 4- 4*LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)      5   4  0 55.6   4- 1 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     7  2 0
 5/ 5 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       538 447 17 54.6   5/ 9 ATLAS PARK (592)          7  5 0
 6/ 6 WILD CARDS (148)         774 687 32 53.0   6/ 6 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)       7  6 1
 7- 7 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430) 214 191 13 52.8   7/ 2 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        7  6 0
 8/ 8 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    50  45  1 52.6   8/ 4 WILD CARDS (148)          6  9 0
 9/10 THE BIZZLE (593)          43  41  4 51.2   9- 5 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (430)  5  2 0
10/ 9 ATLAS PARK (592)          48  46  1 51.1  10/19 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    5  8 0
11/11 GOIN' TUBIN' (577)       145 142  7 50.5  11-11 BIKINI BOTTOM (596)       4  1 0
12-12 INQUISITION SG-1 (540)    22  22  1 50.0  12/ 7 THE BIZZLE (593)          4  3 0
13/13 THIEVES GUILD (396)      170 172  6 49.7  13/14 GOIN' TUBIN' (577)        4  5 0
14-14 SILENT WARRIORS (561)     69  71  3 49.3  14/18 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       4  7 0
15/15 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  31  32  0 49.2  15/15 DILEN'S HORDE (587)       4  9 1
16/16 CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)      109 114  5 48.9  16-22 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  3  2 0
17/17 4000 BLOWS (107)         655 708 31 48.1  17-21 FUNKY FOLK (565)          3  4 1
18/21 WING HOVE (529)           80  89  4 47.3  18- 8 SILENT WARRIORS (561)     3  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-20 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      65  74  3 46.8  19-17 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      2  2 1
20/24 ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)  52  60  2 46.4  20-13*LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)     2  2 0
21/19 AARP (583)                36  42  2 46.2  21/20 AARP (583)                2  4 0
22-22 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  34  40  1 45.9  22/23 THINGS ILL NEVER G (601)  2  6 0
23/23 DILEN'S HORDE (587)       40  50  4 44.4  23/24 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  2 11 0
24-25 VOUGEOOT (464)            89 115  9 43.6  24-27 INQUISITION SG-1 (540)    1  0 0
25-27 FUNKY FOLK (565)          40  57  4 41.2  25-28 VOUGEOOT (464)            1  0 0
26/26 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  39  57  5 40.6  26/29 THIEVES GUILD (396)       1  2 0
27/28 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       32  48  0 40.0  27-30 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    1  3 0
28/30 MEDICAL BIOHAZARD  (585)  16  34  4 32.0  28/ 0*VERBAL MISCUES (604)      1  9 0
29/ 0*VERBAL MISCUES (604)       1   9  0 10.0  29/25 MEDICAL BIOHAZARD  (585)  0  2 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.

Hail, Collusion Cove!

Well, they say brevity is the soul of wit, in which case Tiny Tim is a heckuva lot
funnier than me, but I wasn't the one getting my forearms shaved by a scimitar last
turn.  Not surprisingly, the boss thinks I should continue my scum-hunting ways,
which I'm all for.  One-Timer, you get my first challenge this turn; I've always
wanted to see if I could put a dent in that impressive record of yours before I call
it quits.  My second goes out to one of Creepy's scum (who can remember all of their
names?).

For those who grok on numbers mine go:

10-10-11-15-17-9-12

admas +2 init, exp rip, mast att, adex def and only an exp dec.  My saving graces
were the +4 init and learning the right skills, but being able to use a scimitar
never hurts either.

Well, the boss says he'd like see me keep this chair 'til I graduate and retire to
drinking martinis on the beach here.  Just think, an endlessly immortal life of
martini-sipping on the beach?  I can't wait....

Your wicked fresh Duelmistress,

Shmamy Crocket

                                      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 DEATH STUDS VII was 
unseated this week as 4000 BLOWS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week ARADI RESORT & SPA went 4-1-0 to move up 9 in the 
rankings.  My praise to WING HOVE for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was 
a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  As is fitting, the most sought after 
warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster SHMAMY 
CROCKETT herself.  This time out DERRIN made his bid for the throne as he challenged 
SHMAMY CROCKETT in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title!  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail DERRIN, Duelmaster of ARADI! 
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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARADI "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
ARADI these days is ARADI RESORT & SPA.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of WING HOVE are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that DAYNE posted a challenge 
against the more highly recognized KRAKEN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the 
firebrand DAYNE won victory over KRAKEN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline 
of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  GREEN DISEASE must hold silent, for this week he 
was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by SPAM SANDWICH of CHILDHOOD 
TRAUMA.  Hail SPAM SANDWICH for thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     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 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                  
 DERRIN 6952                  15  15  0   110       WING HOVE (529)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONE-TIMER 7169               37   8  0   135       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-PIZNAUL JIZNOKE 7641         13   4  1   128       THE BIZZLE (593)
-SILENT SPOCKER 7700          13   3  0   107       SILENT WARRIORS (561)
-SLIPKNOT 6674                18  16  0   105       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-MALT-O-MEAL 7527             12   4  1   103       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 LEG WARMER LUST 7717         11   5  1   100       4000 BLOWS (107)
-TINY TIM 6042                19   5  1    97       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-JIM PANZI 7382               12   9  0    96       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ZIG-ZAG MAN 7083             11   7  0    94       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-VOLMAX 7592                   6   4  0    94       MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (585)
-SNOW WHITE 7486              13  10  0    93       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-TYVEK 7478                    8   7  0    93       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 SHMAMY CROCKETT 7216         18  11  0    91       4000 BLOWS (107)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDRO ON THE D-LO 7642       13   6  2    87       THE BIZZLE (593)
-SUNSHINE 7593                 9   7  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
-VIPER LXXI 7566              11   8  0    85       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-JAVA 7779                     9   4  0    85       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
 JAMIS 6735                   15  18  1    84       WING HOVE (529)
-MOUSE 7318                   11  17  0    84       SILENT WARRIORS (561)
-VENREK 7477                  14   5  0    81       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 ETTIN 7600                   11   8  1    80       DILEN'S HORDE (587)
 SPAM SANDWICH 7524           11   8  0    79       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 COYOTE 7626                  12   8  1    78       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
 BUTTERFLY 7338               18  10  0    76       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-RUKGAZ 7564                  10   4  0    76       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
-SEHENSTES 7339               16  13  2    75       VOUGEOOT (464)
 OSO 7682                      8   9  0    75       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 THE AVENGING SCROD 7649      11   5  1    74       4000 BLOWS (107)
 SMALL INTESTINE 7535         10  13  1    73       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-DEATH SPONGE 7692             7   5  0    72       BIKINI BOTTOM (596)
 VAS DEFERENS 7534            13   8  0    70       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-MONKEY PAW 7854               5   2  1    69       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 JACK THE RIPPER 7487         12  10  0    68       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 ENOCH PEABODY 7325           10   8  0    68       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-NINJA 7357                   10  12  0    68       SILENT WARRIORS (561)
-BLOODLUST MUTE 7701           7   9  0    67       SILENT WARRIORS (561)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HYQ 7388                     13  11  2    66       VOUGEOOT (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-F'SHIZZLE M'NIZZLE 7639       9   8  0    65       THE BIZZLE (593)
 RESPECT THE PACKAGE 7832      8   3  0    65       WILD CARDS (148)
-ASGARD 6892                   4   4  0    63       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
 WHITE WITCH 7542             12   7  0    61       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 BOSTON TERRIER 7638           9  10  0    61       ATLAS PARK (592)
 DAYNE 7826                    6   6  0    61       WING HOVE (529)
 MANDA 7546                   12  11  1    60       ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)
-IRREVOCABILITY 6549          12   9  1    60       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-ZEROSE 7741                   8   5  0    60       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
-B.C. GOLD 7787                7   5  0    60       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-PESMERGA 7813                 5   6  0    59       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 ANALISE 7544                 11  12  1    58       ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUGAR BOTTOMS 7690            9   4  1    56       BIKINI BOTTOM (596)
-CIALIS 7659                   7   5  1    55       AARP (583)
 MADONNA 7780                  9   6  0    53       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
 THE RIDDLER 7852              5   4  1    53       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 3D'S NOT L33T 7833            7   4  2    52       WILD CARDS (148)
 THALIA 7547                   7  16  0    52       ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)
 NIGHT HAG 7598               11   8  0    51       DILEN'S HORDE (587)
-SQUIGGNERD 7694               9   4  1    51       BIKINI BOTTOM (596)
 NATALIA 7790                  8   6  0    50       ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)
-HARSIESUS 6871                7   4  1    49       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
 FLAMENCO A GO-GO 7662        10   8  0    47       ATLAS PARK (592)
 GREEN DISEASE 7718            3   6  2    47       MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (585)
-LOKI IX 7860                  4   2  0    45       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-DOODLEBOB 7877                3   2  0    44       BIKINI BOTTOM (596)
 LOOSE DENTURES 7573           8  11  0    43       AARP (583)
-THE LBA 7810                  8   3  0    43       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)
 TIGER TY 7665                 9   8  1    42       WING HOVE (529)
 KRAKEN 7679                   7  11  2    42       DILEN'S HORDE (587)
-NEZUMI 7342                   7   6  0    41       THIEVES GUILD (396)
 WALMART GREETER 7576          7  12  0    37       AARP (583)
-AQUA NETTA 7775               7   6  1    36       THE BIZZLE (593)
-URETHRA 7851                  4   2  0    36       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-WRATH LIX 7899                3   1  0    36       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 PRIVATE PARTS 7798            7   7  0    35       ATLAS PARK (592)
 STONE COLD NUTS 7848          7   3  0    34       WILD CARDS (148)
 INIYO 7865                    5   3  0    34       ARADI RESORT & SPA (580)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRIET 7495                  5   4  0    33       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-GAZREK 7858                   4   2  0    33       DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (430)
 POCY-HANTAS 7897              4   1  0    33       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
 YELLOW JACKET 7627            5  15  1    31       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-MEALS ON WHEELS 7575          5   8  1    30       AARP (583)
 ROSCOE 7883                   4   3  0    29       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 HOFFA 7713                    7   7  0    28       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
-DOLP 7838                     4   1  1    28       VOUGEOOT (464)
-PEARLY WHITES 7855            3   4  0    28       BIKINI BOTTOM (596)
 RICKON 7830                   4   7  0    25       DILEN'S HORDE (587)
 FONZ COLLUDER 7885            3   3  0    25       ATLAS PARK (592)
 MACS 7797                     5   9  0    24       THINGS ILL NEVER GET (601)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ERRA EVAD 7652                4   6  0    23       VOUGEOOT (464)
-BRAE'TAC 6895                 5   4  0    21       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
 WHITE WEEYOTCH 7881           4   3  0    21       4000 BLOWS (107)
-LYNNE GWINI 7849              2   1  1    21       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-RIP TORN 7850                 2   1  0    21       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-GENOH 7847                    4   4  0    20       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 WHISTLE PIG 7806              3  11  0    20       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVIL XXV 7900                 2   2  0    19       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 DEATH TO TEAM 6 7888          5   1  0    16       WILD CARDS (148)
-SUPERIOR VENA CAVA 7882       2   3  0    16       GOIN' TUBIN' (577)
-TOWER 7892                    2   0  0    16       LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)
 STRATEGERY 7939               1   0  0    15       VERBAL MISCUES (604)
 911 7936                      1   0  0    13       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-REDD EMSHIN 7917              1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-PINK 7809                     3   3  0    12       INQUISITION SG-1 (540)
-HAWAIIAN KONA 7853            2   5  0    11       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 DEW DROPS 7944                1   0  0    11       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-HOFFA 7928                    1   0  0    11       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
 ROCK 7905                     2   2  0    10       CHEER-O-KEE'S (557)
-BYAKUREN 7879                 2   3  0     9       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
-LOVITA 7891                   1   1  0     9       LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)
-AFTERNOON NAP 7861            2   2  0     8       AARP (583)
-SOLIDUS 7895                  1   0  0     8       LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)
-NIGEL STAPLER 7880            1   4  0     7       THE BIZZLE (593)
-LAUVIAH 7710                  1   0  0     7       THIEVES GUILD (396)
-FEZ 7878                      1   3  0     6       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 CINNAMON RING 7908            1   3  0     6       WILD CARDS (148)
-GETHSEMANE 7894               1   1  0     5       LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)
-SAND 7893                     0   2  0     3       LATHE OF HEAVEN (603)
-ENTMIL 7856                   0   3  0     3       VOUGEOOT (464)
-BUCK INGHAM 7916              0   2  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-SLIGHTLY-OFF BLACK 7927       0   1  0     1       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-SCARLET 7929                  0   1  0     1       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PINK PANTALOON 7943    0  1 0 4000 BLOWS 107        GARGOYLE PRINCE 25    402 NONE    
STARLING 7630         10  8 2 BUGS, SLUGS & THU 591 KRAKEN 7679           400         
GOTTA SHOT 7946        0  1 0 THE BUNKHOUSE 595     BORED ELF 19          402 NONE    
D.A. DAREDEVIL 7945    0  1 0 THE BUNKHOUSE 595     SEA MONSTER 27        402 NONE    
DERS 7683              8  8 0 THE BUNKHOUSE 595     FUN IN THE BARN 7673  401 NONE    
SUTTY 7685             7  7 0 THE BUNKHOUSE 595     SYDA HAMMIE 6667      399         
A 7935                 0  1 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  JORGE BLACK ORC 20    402 NONE    
B 7937                 0  1 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 402 NONE    
SPINACH 7789           6  5 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  GREEN DISEASE 7718    399 JUST REV
IOWA 7918              0  1 0 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 579  LYNNE GWINI 7849      400 REVENGED
CONDI 7613             6  8 0 DILLIGAF LEGION 589   ANALISE 7544          401         
BLONDIE 7863           1  4 1 DILLIGAF LEGION 589   3D'S NOT L33T 7833    399 REVENGED
SIGMOID COLON 7533     6  9 1 GOIN' TUBIN' 577      MONKEY PAW 7854       400         
YIPPIE! 7906           0  1 0 MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 585 ARENAMASTER HARKON 23 402 NONE    
C 7942                 0  1 0 VERBAL MISCUES 604    JORGE BLACK ORC 20    402 NONE    
D 7941                 0  1 0 VERBAL MISCUES 604    DARK CHAMPION 24      402 NONE    
B 7940                 0  1 0 VERBAL MISCUES 604    JORGE BLACK ORC 20    402 NONE    
A 7938                 0  1 0 VERBAL MISCUES 604    STONE GOLEM 26        402 NONE    
RACOON HAMMER 7709     7  5 0 WILD CARDS 148        STARLING 7630         398 REVENGED
WREN 7890              1  4 0 WING HOVE 529         SEA MONSTER 27        402 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Soultaker -- You forgot Street Legal on your thank you list to everyone.  Is he off
your Christmas Card list?  You aren't trying to jinx the Outsiders, are you?  Because
they are a non-alliance also?  Jealousy from the FONZ?  Tsk.  Tsk. -- The Crazy
Creeps Scribe

Tidbits from The Award Winning & World Famous Aradi Free Press:
   FONZ = Frisky Oompaloompas Noodling Zululand
   LHI has plans to win 10+ TC's in The Mailer
   Snuln is joining The Return Of The SCOMSS
   It took Night Hag 20 minutes to lose a fight
   Pinto and Lima Beans finally got managed by Samwise
   Hombre & Ganolus scared the crap out of Soultaker
   Lady E's announcement to stay raised Aradi 2 points on NASDAC
   "Me And My Machete" retains top single on the charts two weeks in a row
   TOGS is over
   Soultaker has started winning again
          Editor

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Death Stud -- This note to The Creepster's famous partner was uncalled for.  "Manager
-- At least you made it to bridesmaid instead of just being in the wedding party this
time. -- blushing bride Death Stud". But it surely was funny. -- The Crazy Creeps
Scribe

Samwise -- Why did you DA those great warriors Lima Beans and Pinto Beans?  All they
needed to succeed was a little good management.  (wink) -- The Crazy Creeps Scribe

     NOTHING can make lima bean succeed. -- Ed.

Shmamy -- You took my title away from me--and by the backdoor route?  You rascal! --
Tiny Tim

Ettin -- That was so much fun that I am thinking of making you one of the eight
dwarves.  I am so nice. -- Snow White

Coyote -- Go ahead, howl.  See where it gets you?  I'm gonna make that big lion howl
soon, too. -- White Witch

Manda -- You were too easy.  I didn't need to rip anything. -- Jack the Ripper

Loose Dentures -- I crowned those falsies, wouldn't you say? -- The Riddler

The Consortium Elders (how eld is eld?) -- Well, when you take into consideration Mr.
Steinbrenner and everyone else's opinion, just remember he had quite a burden to
carry this past TOGS.  We salute you and your contest-winning ways! -- Nuln

Death Stud -- Do you mind my asking where you got that back brace? -- Nuln

I hope some people stick around and run here post-TOGS.  There is rumor that the
Andorian hold may be slipping, and things might get interesting. -- Nuln

Soultaker -- As I mentioned to you earlier, I was equally as impressed by your
ability to ride that mini-bucking bronco of a teammate of yours, D. Studly.  You got
a nice loose hand there, bud. >;) -- Nuln

Snotman -- What are the odds we didn't match up last turn?  The answer:  very poor.
Now I can finally use my avoids. :) -- Nuln
P.S.  Good run this TOGS; drinks on me at the Starfish.  Wait, did I just say that?

Soulie & Stud -- A hearty and well-earned congratulations, gentlemen, on your TOGS
victory.  Drinks on me at the Starfish. -- Snuln

Natalia -- Nothing personal, just business. -- the Avenging Scrod of Business

Rickon a.k.a. the Ricker a.k.a. Ricky-baby -- Nice one, Rick.  Your record is
slightly deceptive. -- White Weeyotch

Ninja -- Hey, silent buddy.  Did you know that DA used to be my back-up?  Well now
you do! -- Leg Warmer Lust, warmin' up for the Face

Teeny Tim -- You're cute when you let me carve you up with my knife.  We should do
that again sometimes.  *kisses* -- Shmamy Crockett

There's something really funny about the word "man-sow".  Ha ha.

All -- I'm finally able to challenge anyone in the arena and my team is basically
down to two guys.  Two guys getting DA'd this turn so hopefully I get one decent
replacement.  My fifth and best warrior on this team, I'm holding out for rookies at
the face, which kinda sucks when you want to do well in the regular arena.  Oso is
getting really nervous because the other four original members of the team have been
viciously murdered.  Well, killed in fair combat anyway.  Hmm, I just realized I
didn't bloodfeud this turn and I'm not sure why.  Well, just rambling. -- Pauly

Avenging Scrod -- Belated blood feud may be coming your way.  Soon everyone will be
calling you the Avenged Upon Scrod.  Or something to that effect.  Anyway, you get
the picture. -- Pauly

Nuln -- I couldn't help but notice that Son of Butch was missing from the Valamantis
newsletter.  Which could only mean he was slain in the tourney, I guess.  Needless to
say, A.T. JR was devastated that the Junior Alliance was dead before it could reach
its full potential.  He thought about taking up the torch himself but figured it just
wouldn't be right without him. -- Pauly

All -- Didn't mean to drop out of the personals right after TOGS but my brain needed
a break from all that writing.  I hope to stick around full time from here on out. --
Indimar

Pauly -- How's it feel to have a few more challenges available? -- Indimar

Editor of the AW&WFAFP -- I've been married over 25 years, my wife has already seen
me with my pantaloons off...of course it has been quite some time. -- Indimar

Verbal Miscues -- Nice to have you here, welcome to Aradi.  However, it is much
cheaper and usually more productive to purchase another team setup for $5 than to
send your entire team to the Dark Arena. -- Death Stud
P.S.  If you are new and need help, don't hesitate to ask via newsletter or diplo.
Most everyone here would be happy to help.  Also, see www.reality.com/duel2/

Lathe of Heaven -- We missed you last turn.  Where are my easy wins supposed to come
from if you are sitting inactive? -- Death Stud

Non-TOGS teams -- Thanks for your consideration during the TOGS.  I am sure that
you're tired of only fighting each other, so feel free to challenge us if you are
looking for something different now that it is over.  But, protect your head.... --
Studs

Wow, I'm still the Current Top Team with an 11-3.  It's almost like the TOGS is still
going. -- Death Studs (sure to crash and burn miserably this turn after this
comments)

The Consortium Folk -- Thank you and you were gracious, tough competition as always.
You might have had a chance at this thing without Manalganchor dragging you down. --
Studdie

All -- I hope that everyone did well at the tourney and brings glory to our fair
city. -- Death Stud

Soultaker -- Wow, you thanked almost everybody.  I've never know you to be so
grateful. -- Death Stud

Soultaker -- OK, can you get off my back now? -- Stud

Slipknot -- Not today, yung'un. -- One-Timer

Slightly Off-Black -- Now you are slightly on your back. -- Evil

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WREN was butchered by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOTTA SHOT was viciously butchered by BORED ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
PINK PANTALOON was easily killed by GARGOYLE PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
C was assassinated by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
D was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
B was assassinated by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
D.A. DAREDEVIL was butchered by SEA MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
A was assassinated by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena struggle.
YIPPIE! was butchered by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
B was assassinated by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
A was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a crowd boring 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
SPAM SANDWICH vanquished GREEN DISEASE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
DERRIN overpowered SHMAMY CROCKETT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title match.
LEG WARMER LUST overpowered BUTTERFLY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
JACK THE RIPPER was devastated by COYOTE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
OSO demolished THE RIDDLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
THE AVENGING SCROD viciously subdued WHITE WITCH in a 5 minute Challenge conflict.
DAYNE overpowered KRAKEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
WHITE WEEYOTCH overcame WHISTLE PIG in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
HYDRO ON THE D-LO viciously subdued SMALL INTESTINE in a 6 minute master's brawl.
JAMIS savagely defeated ENOCH PEABODY in a exciting 5 minute gory veteran's bout.
ETTIN was overcome by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute master's competition.
VAS DEFERENS defeated BOSTON TERRIER in a exciting 1 minute duel.
ANALISE was beaten by RESPECT THE PACKAGE in a action packed 2 minute fray.
NIGHT HAG outwaited HOFFA in a tiring 19 minute contest.
WALMART GREETER was demolished by 3D'S NOT L33T in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOOSE DENTURES lost to MADONNA in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
THALIA overpowered YELLOW JACKET in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLAMENCO A GO-GO outwaited STONE COLD NUTS in a crowd boring 15 minute bout.
MANDA viciously subdued PRIVATE PARTS in a action packed 1 minute brutal bout.
NATALIA overcame ROSCOE in a 2 minute duel.
INIYO beat DEATH TO TEAM 6 in a popular 1 minute fight.
TIGER TY won victory over RICKON in a popular 1 minute fray.
POCY-HANTAS overpowered MACS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FONZ COLLUDER overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ROCK was savagely defeated by STRATEGERY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute novice's fray.
CINNAMON RING was overpowered by 911 in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DEW DROPS subdued POLITE BEGGAR in a action packed 1 minute gory novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY      140 - 121 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     14         STRIKING ATTACK  126 - 124 -  9      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK   117 - 118 -  4      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        63 -  74 -  5      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  42 -  3      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   42 -  59 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  26 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 402 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  6     TOTAL PARRY        5 -  9         4  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LEG WARMER LUST 7717       11   5  1  100 4000 BLOWS (107)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHMAMY CROCKETT 7216       18  11  0   91 4000 BLOWS (107)
TOTAL PARRY      HYDRO ON THE D-LO 7642     13   6  2   87 THE BIZZLE (593)
LUNGING ATTACK   ETTIN 7600                 11   8  1   80 DILEN'S HORDE (587)
WALL OF STEEL    THE AVENGING SCROD 7649    11   5  1   74 4000 BLOWS (107)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE RIDDLER 7852            5   4  1   53 CRAZY CREEPS (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DERRIN 6952.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STRATEGERY 7939.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAMIS 6735, ETTIN 7600, 
ENOCH PEABODY 7325, RESPECT THE PACKAGE 7832, HYDRO ON THE D-LO 7642, LEG WARMER LUST 
7717, THE AVENGING SCROD 7649, NATALIA 7790, DEW DROPS 7944, and COYOTE 7626.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 7713.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIGHT HAG 7598, STONE COLD NUTS 7848, FLAMENCO A GO-GO 7662, ROCK 7905, 
A 7938, WHITE WITCH 7542, CINNAMON RING 7908, DEATH TO TEAM 6 7888, YELLOW JACKET 
7627, and LOOSE DENTURES 7573.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TINY TIM (60-6042) CRAZY CREEPS (207)

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes