DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2008    Duedate: 02/21/2008

COLLUSION COVE ARENA

DM-60    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOFFA
BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
(60-7713) [21-26-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOFFA                          TAXMAN
BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)      PURE EVIL (629)
(60-7713) [21-26-0,107]        (60-8397) [6-1-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YELLOW JACKET                  THE AFRICAN QUEEN
BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)      NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)
(60-7627) [16-37-1,92]         (60-8473) [0-1-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LA BOULANGE (626)           65
2. ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)      46      HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
3. RUSH REBORN (627)           41      Unchartered Team
4. UNDERDOGS (5)               40
5. HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)        38      LA BOULANGE (626)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)      35  18  2 66.0   1/ 1 HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)     11  3 0
 2/27*LA BOULANGE (626)          6   4  0 60.0   2/ 2*PASTAFARIANS (630)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   125  85  7 59.5   3/20 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    7  4 0
 4/ 2 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   21  15  7 58.3   4/ 3 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   7  5 1
 5/ 5*PURE EVIL (629)           19  15  0 55.9   5/ 4*PURE EVIL (629)           7  8 0
 6- 4 DEATH STUDS VII (301)    507 405 19 55.6   6/ 8 WING HOVE (529)           5  0 0
 7/ 6 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       583 483 19 54.7   7/ 5 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  5  1 0
 8/ 8*PASTAFARIANS (630)        19  16  0 54.3   8/ 9*GENX PERFECT HITS (620)   5  2 0
 9- 7 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)  718 614 26 53.9   9/34*LA BOULANGE (626)         4  1 0
10- 9 WILD CARDS (148)         777 699 33 52.6  10/ 7 RED DOG GANG (476)        4  8 0
11/10 UNDERDOGS (5)            281 281 16 50.0  11/12 UNDERDOGS (5)             4  9 1
12-11 HIT ME WITH... (503)      70  77  3 47.6  12-14 HIT ME WITH... (503)      3  1 1
13-12 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    69  76  3 47.6  13/18 FUNKY FOLK (565)          3  2 1
14-13 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     38  42  5 47.5  14-21 4000 BLOWS (107)          3  2 0
15-15 4000 BLOWS (107)         687 762 31 47.4  15-10*ELFEN LIED (623)          3  2 0
16/14 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       85  95  2 47.2  16- 6 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     3  3 0
17/ 0 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      66  74  3 47.1  17/30*RUSH REBORN (627)         3  7 0
18/17 WING HOVE (529)          114 130  6 46.7  18/27 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    3  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)   16  19  1 45.7  19/13*CELTIC PRIDE (628)        3 12 0
20-19*THE EYES HAVE IT (632)     5   6  0 45.5  20-22 MEDICAL BIOHAZARD  (585)  2  1 0
21/22*GENX PERFECT HITS (620)    5   6  0 45.5  21-19 DEATH STUDS VII (301)     2  2 1
22-20 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  36  44  1 45.0  22-26 THE UPSTARTS III (510)    2  3 0
23/23 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    83 106  2 43.9  23/16 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        2  4 0
24/16 TPW FOREVER (619)         21  27  3 43.8  24-25 CREEPSTERESE (606)        1  0 0
25-24 CREEPSTERESE (606)        15  21  3 41.7  25/ 0 MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)      1  0 0
26/25 FUNKY FOLK (565)          65  94  8 40.9  26-23 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  1  0 0
27/26 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  81 118  6 40.7  27-24*THE EYES HAVE IT (632)    1  0 0
28/28 RED DOG GANG (476)       377 618  5 37.9  28-11 NATURAL DISASTERS (159)   1  3 0
29/21*DREAMTIME (633)            9  15  0 37.5  29/29*LUROCIANS T308 (636)      1  3 0
30-32 MEDICAL BIOHAZARD  (585)  18  38  4 32.1  30-28 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)   1  4 0
31/30*CELTIC PRIDE (628)        12  28  1 30.0  31/15*DREAMTIME (633)           1  4 0
32/31*LUROCIANS T308 (636)       1   3  0 25.0  32/35*NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)   1  4 0
33-33*ELFEN LIED (623)           4  14  0 22.2  33/17 TPW FOREVER (619)         0  5 0
34/34*RUSH REBORN (627)          7  25  2 21.9  34/31 THE BUNKHOUSE (595)       0  3 0
35/35*NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)    1   4  0 20.0  35-32 WILD CARDS (148)          0  2 0
36/ 0*CLNGE (638)                0   1  0  0.0  36/ 0*CLNGE (638)               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 292): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): IO OLDEND of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): JUST A WIN of MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): TUVOLD of TUFT-TASTIC! (Adie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 420): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 193): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 292): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 586): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 585): THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 578): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 575): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): AMAZONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 571): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 567): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 528): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 519): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 192): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 471): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 574): FLEX of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 536): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 518): MICK JAGGER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail COLLUSION COVE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed 
for your deeds.  I understand that The Victory Tavern is buying the drinks for 
ELOQUENT KNIGHTS tonight, to honor their rise to 3rd after this turns 5-0-0.  Hmmm.  
Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  LA BOULANGE has turned a 
4-1-0 into 9th place from 34th.  Give me the recipe!  I want to know who's buying the 
drinks for who tonight at The Victory Tavern, seeing as RUSH REBORN's 7-25-2 has 
earned them 17th place in the ranks.  Our condolences (or sneers, as the case may be) 
go out to DREAMTIME for their drop to 31st from 15th.  A 0-4-0 can do that.  It 
doesn't rain, but it pours for TPW FOREVER this turn, a 0-3-0 causing a 16 flight 
drop in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  And let's see, HENDRICK 
fought CLARK KENT and gained 20 points and contributed to UNDERDOGS' 2-3-1.  TOWEL 
BOY has lost to RYEHARD, falling 16 points, while helping make TPW FOREVER a 0-3-0 
turn.  Due to its absence and inability to defend the throne, THE AVENGING SCROD has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask HOFFA about the thrill of victory, and 
what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Victory Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the DEATH STUDS VII 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on COLLUSION COVE, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided DEATH STUDS VII stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was HOUSE OF GRAIN.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
TAXMAN from PURE EVIL was COLLUSION COVE's most challenged warrior this turn.  
SHRIVELLED PRUNE of FRUIT OF THE LOOM had better have a good reason for challenging 
down 10 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought SHRIVELLED PRUNE showed great 
skill and promise when he was defeated by ACIDULOUS.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in 
COLLUSION COVE today as CLARK KENT was bid farewell to a 8-4-0 warrior, with HENDRICK 
of UNDERDOGS standing silent and pensive.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to 
rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in COLLUSION COVE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOFFA 7713                   21  26  0   107       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOSSED SALAD 6987            15  12  1   113       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-THE RIDDLER 7852             13   8  2   105       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-VOLMAX 7592                   6   5  0   101       MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (585)
-ERUPTION 7310                13  10  1   100       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-MR OBLIVIOUS 6413            16  17  0    99       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-DUNNO 6988                   11  17  1    99       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-WRATH LIX 7899               10   3  0    99       DEATH STUDS VII (301)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WEEZY DANG 7909               9   7  0    98       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-JACK THE RIPPER 7487         20  14  0    96       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-ZIG-ZAG MAN 7083             11   7  0    94       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-TIGER TY 7665                17  14  1    93       WING HOVE (529)
 YELLOW JACKET 7627           16  37  1    92       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOKI IX 7860                  9   4  1    90       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-WHITE WITCH 7542             21  15  0    89       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-AIMLESS 7967                 13   7  0    88       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
-SUNSHINE 7593                 9   7  0    86       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 HENDRICK 5022                13   6  1    85       UNDERDOGS (5)
-FLASH FIRE 7390              15  12  0    81       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-ANDROGENOUS STRAIN 6412      11  18  0    81       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
-ALLAN JOHNSON 8232           11   5  0    75       TPW FOREVER (619)
-RETRIBUTION XXIX 8259         9   2  0    75       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-BUSTED NUTS 7134             11  10  1    71       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-LAVA TUBE 7393               12   8  1    69       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
-MONKEY PAW 7854               5   2  1    69       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
-BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868       10   4  1    68       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-FLICKED BOOGERS 6989         15  13  0    67       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-DEATH STUD 8211               8   5  1    67       DEATH STUDS XII (602)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE BUNISHER 8341             9   1  1    66       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
 911 7936                      9   9  0    66       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-ENIGMA XXV 7871               5   9  1    65       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
 ODALISQUE 8121                5   0  2    64       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-3D'S NOT L33T 7833            9   5  3    60       WILD CARDS (148)
-B.C. GOLD 7787                7   5  0    60       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 SCORN BREAD 8343              7   4  0    59       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
-I OWN INDIMAR 8084            5   6  0    58       4000 BLOWS (107)
-WEKA DART 7979                8   5  1    57       WING HOVE (529)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MYSTIQUE 7932                 5   3  1    56       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
-EDWARD KINGSLEY 8330          4   0  1    55       TPW FOREVER (619)
 FLUMMAX 8193                  8  12  0    51       RED DOG GANG (476)
 RYEHARD 8339                  7   4  1    51       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
-HANS GRUBER 7931              5   2  0    50       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
-ZIGGERZAG 7153                8   2  0    48       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 COCO NUTS 8163                3   0  0    47       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
-RESPECT THE PACKAGE 7832      8   6  0    46       WILD CARDS (148)
 TAXMAN 8397                   6   1  0    46       PURE EVIL (629)
 LITTLE BIG DOG 8355           7   5  0    45       RED DOG GANG (476)
-ZOMBIELUST 8181               6   0  0    45       4000 BLOWS (107)
 PAUL BEARER 8082              3   3  0    45       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 PUSILLANIMOUS 8192            7   1  0    44       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-HOWLER XIII 8302              4   0  2    43       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
-BURNT OFFERINGS 8054          6   5  1    42       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-RAZOR XXV 8154                6   4  0    42       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-GREEN DISEASE 7718            4   7  2    42       MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (585)
 CHALLAH POINT 8389            4   3  0    40       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
-PESMERGA 7813                 5   7  0    39       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
-PLUM 8094                     3   3  1    39       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
 PEACH FUZZ 8095               5   4  1    37       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
-NULN'S PET SOCK 7465          7   3  0    35       THE UPSTARTS III (510)
 CORK 8373                     5   3  0    34       CELTIC PRIDE (628)
 TWIG 8096                     4   3  1    34       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
 SHRIVELLED PRUNE 8177         3   2  1    34       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOODLY APPENDIX 8404          5   2  0    33       PASTAFARIANS (630)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACIDULOUS 8384                2   0  0    33       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-PANAMON 8087                  7   5  0    32       WING HOVE (529)
 LASSIE 8194                   6  14  0    32       RED DOG GANG (476)
 BOY GEORGE 8378               3   3  0    31       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-VIKI 8261                     2   0  0    31       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 TOWEL BOY 8265                3   2  1    30       TPW FOREVER (619)
 CHONDROMALACIA 8432           3   3  0    30       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-BEAST XVII 8303               3   4  0    28       DEATH STUDS VII (301)
 STITCHES 8245                 2   6  0    28       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
-PAR 8297                      3   3  1    27       WING HOVE (529)
-SKI DOOSKI 8284               3   0  1    27       CREEPSTERESE (606)
 VENGANZA 8408                 4   3  0    25       PASTAFARIANS (630)
-RED WINTER 8304               2   1  0    25       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
 NAAN VIOLENT 8433             4   2  0    24       HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
 HAWAIIAN KONA 7853            3   5  0    24       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAI 8386                      5   4  0    23       UNDERDOGS (5)
 WARM PIRATE 8407              5   2  0    23       PASTAFARIANS (630)
-KELLY FABULOUS 8221           4   3  0    23       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 STAR 8427                     4   1  0    23       DREAMTIME (633)
 LIMELIGHT 8365                2   5  1    22       RUSH REBORN (627)
 L'APPRENTI 8351               2   0  0    22       LA BOULANGE (626)
 100 PUNKS 8491                2   0  0    22       GENX PERFECT HITS (620)
 OVERTIME 8394                 5   2  0    21       PURE EVIL (629)
 TOM SAWYER 8369               2   5  0    20       RUSH REBORN (627)
-NANA 8361                     1   0  0    20       ELFEN LIED (623)
-KHOTA 8315                    1   0  0    20       ELFEN LIED (623)
-WATER SPOUT 8013              2   1  0    19       NATURAL DISASTERS (159)
 LE FOURNER 8354               2   1  0    19       LA BOULANGE (626)
-YOBANGER 8059                 2   3  0    19       CREEPSTERESE (606)
 SETH DRAVEN 8231              3   2  1    17       TPW FOREVER (619)
 THE EX 8436                   2   4  0    17       PURE EVIL (629)
 MAITRE BOULANGER 8350         1   0  0    17       LA BOULANGE (626)
 EQUIPOLLENT 8492              1   1  0    16       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
 FREEWILL 8468                 1   1  0    16       RUSH REBORN (627)
 DAY BY DAY 8338               1   1  0    16       GENX PERFECT HITS (620)
 WILD FLOWER 8443              2   3  0    15       DREAMTIME (633)
 NYSTERIOUS WAYS 8464          3   1  0    14       PASTAFARIANS (630)
-PRIVATE EYE 8425              3   1  0    13       THE EYES HAVE IT (632)
-YUKA 8344                     2   1  0    13       ELFEN LIED (623)
-KING ROCKER 8246              0   1  0    13       GENX PERFECT HITS (620)
 LIMRICK 8376                  2   6  0    12       CELTIC PRIDE (628)
 SHANNON 8375                  2   6  0    12       CELTIC PRIDE (628)
 GALWAY 8372                   1   7  1    11       CELTIC PRIDE (628)
 EDIE 8429                     1   4  0    11       DREAMTIME (633)
-CURT SHIFF 8479               1   1  0    11       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 MORGAN LEAH 8517              1   0  0    11       WING HOVE (529)
-SHAMIKA 8513                  1   0  0    11       LUROCIANS T308 (636)
-WILD YOUTH 8296               1   0  0    11       GENX PERFECT HITS (620)
-READY, STEADY, GO 8249        1   0  0    11       GENX PERFECT HITS (620)
-MIMIC 8499                    1   0  0    11       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
 DOUBLE CHOCOLAINE 8461        1   0  0    11       LA BOULANGE (626)
-HARD CIDER 7981               1   1  0    11       WILD CARDS (148)
 SCARLET ABATTOIR 8474         1   0  0    10       NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)
 FUSILLI JERRY 8486            1   2  0     9       PASTAFARIANS (630)
 SISTER MOON 8489              0   1  0     9       DREAMTIME (633)
 GHNSGFI 8526                  0   1  0     9       CLNGE (638)
-SPIRITWALKER 8431             2   2  0     8       DREAMTIME (633)
 EARTHSHINE 8392               1   4  1     8       RUSH REBORN (627)
 MICKEY FINN 8442              1   5  0     8       CELTIC PRIDE (628)
 DUELING FOR SCROD 8472        0   1  0     7       NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)
-NYU 8290                      0   1  0     7       ELFEN LIED (623)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MCSCROD 8481                  0   1  0     7       4000 BLOWS (107)
-LUCY 8454                     0   1  0     7       ELFEN LIED (623)
-FEZ 7878                      1   3  0     6       MY BEST BUDS 2 (542)
 FRED 8529                     1   0  0     6       UNDERDOGS (5)
-IRON HYDE 8452                1   0  0     6       MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (585)
 NIAGARA FALLS 8533            1   0  0     5       CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)
 SUGAR 8534                    1   0  0     5       PURE EVIL (629)
 THE AFRICAN QUEEN 8473        0   1  0     5       NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)
-JOHNNY FOURHOOVES 8399        0   1  0     5       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 ICE CREAM SOLDIER 8471        0   1  0     5       NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)
 VAPOR TRAIL 8393              0   5  0     5       RUSH REBORN (627)
 BB BULLY BOY 8477             0   4  0     4       RED DOG GANG (476)
 SHEEPY THOMPSON 8538          0   1  0     1       THE BUNKHOUSE (595)
 PAPERCUT 8535                 0   1  0     1       PURE EVIL (629)
-TEMPE FACER SCROD 8506        0   1  0     1       NO HAMMER HAMMERZ (635)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLARK KENT 8196         8  4 0 CRAZY CREEPS 207     HENDRICK 5022         435   
MR. CLEAN 8307          3  8 1 CRAZY CREEPS 207     ARNIE SHEW            435  NONE
GRUNT VI 7980           7  7 2 DEATH STUDS XII 602  MYSTIQUE 7932         431  REVENGED
JEN ASIDE 8439          2  3 2 FUNKY FOLK 565       SPYMASTER             435  NONE
BURNED BUN 8530         0  1 0 LA BOULANGE 626      ARENAMASTER HARK      435  NONE
SHA'LONDA 8532          0  1 0 LUROCIANS T308 636   JORGE BLACK ORC       435  NONE
SPAG. MONSTER 8406      1  2 0 PASTAFARIANS 630     JEN ASIDE 8439        431  REVENGED
WWFSMD 8405             0  3 0 PASTAFARIANS 630     GOOFY 8379            431  NONE
CARROT TOP 8398         4  2 0 PURE EVIL 629        HOWLER XIII 8302      434   
BULLY BOY 7447         20 21 0 RED DOG GANG 476     LOKI IX 7860          431  NOT REVENGED
THE ERR MUTT 8322       2  9 0 RED DOG GANG 476     GALWAY 8372           432   
WHACK-A-STUD 8349       3  1 0 THE UPSTARTS III 510 SHRIVELLED PRUNE 8177 434   
CURTIN JERK 8537        0  1 0 TPW FOREVER 619      JORGE BLACK ORC       435  NONE
DOOFUS 8505             0  1 0 UNDERDOGS 5          BORED ELF             435  NONE
MUMMER 8507             0  1 0 UNDERDOGS 5          FIRST TOGS CHAMP      435  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     To all you TOGSers -- As some of you may know, we have the pitter patter of
     little feet (actually, more like the thunder of little knees right now, but
     still) around the Ed. household.  That means I'm even more hoping you'll get
     your stuff in early, since a lot of my time is devoted to attempting to curb the
     self-destructive and house-destructive tendencies of Ed. Jr.  That ALSO means
     that I DO NOT GUARANTEE LATE (arriving after midnight on Thursday) SPOTS AND
     ADS.  If your stuff comes in late, IT MAY NOT MAKE IT INTO THE NEWSLETTER.  This
     is especially the case if you're one of those (you know who you are) who
     consistently tries to test the bounds of what is acceptable.  If the organizers
     want to make some sort of arrangement regarding points for those spots and ads,
     that's fine.  I just wanted to give you all fair warning. -- Ed.

Yellow Jacket -- Welcome back, Champion Delarqs!  BWAHAHAHA. -- The Riddle
P.S.  (What's yellow and black and red all over?)

Peach Fuzz -- That was brief!  (Get it, Fruit Of The Loom?  Get it?) -- Clark Kent
(Chuckling to himself in a phone booth.  Yes, only chuckling.)

Cork -- I do believe you have hurt my Celtic Pride.  You rascal!  It wasn't fair that
you got down and dirty! -- Mr. Clean

FONZ = Foolish Old Nothing Zilches
     An extremely lowly reporter for The International Award Winning Aradi Free
Press (TM)

Avenging Scrod -- Congratulations on being Top Nut in Aradi.  The Creepster asked me
to relay a message to the imbecile manager of 4000 Blows that he may have partnered
with Oz and Slugbait elsewhere, but there shall be no mercy here in the Big City. --
The Crazy Creeps Scribe

To all Aradians and TOGS novelists:  The IAWAFP is designating new and invaluable
awards for the best spotwriters for the soon-to-start (if certain members of the
lowly FONZ get off their aspen) TOGS:
     1.  Gold Crown (with minimal thorns) BEST SPOT
     2.  Silver Scarf (plated polyester not cheap silk) ALMOST BEST SPOT
     3.  Bronze Pasties (appropriate high or low) THIRD BEST SPOT
     4.  Tin Cup (only useful low) WORST SPOT
Enjoy! -- Editor, International Award Winning Aradi Free Press
P.S.  It is time to renew your subscriptions.  Special TOGS deal--only 29 rollup sheets (no godlings accepted).

Anti -- Use anti-HTML, get it?  Get with it, guy.  (Typical FONZite!) -- The Crazy
Creeps Scribe

C.O.L.L.U.S.I.O.N.  Remember that name.  Don't let the door hit you in the
rumpsterese. -- Approved Message by Slugbait and The Creepster

Badda badda bim bambooni!  Toggy woggy doodle alla scrodiddlyiscious! -- The
Creepster

Taxman -- Sorry for the downchallenge, but it was either you or one of the even
bigger sandbaggers crowded around me with bread crumbs in their eyes. -- The Bunisher

Howler III -- I know everyone who has seen his act wants to kill Carrot Top, but man
that was brutal. -- Haunt

Bunisher -- Ouch, you floured me. --Taxman

Ed. -- This any better?  -- Anti

     Great!  Thanks! -- Ed.

All -- Looking forward to "It."  Good luck to all.  :) -- Anti

Stitches -- Well, what I could I do?  I didn't WANT to cause you more trauma, that
isn't a dog-like thing to want at all, but you INSISTED on trying to hurt me, and
dogs might be stupid about people, but we aren't SUICIDAL.  Of course I bit you. --
Lassie

Zombielust -- (sneezes several times)  You taste awful.  I mean, being dead is okay,
dead cam be deliciously ripe, but YOU taste awful.  Yucky-dust awful. -- Little Big
Dog

Odalisque -- That smell makes my head ache and my eyes burn.  Trust a cat to come up
with some kind of chemical warfare.  Sneaky, cats.  Not fair. -- Flummax

Coco Nuts -- I don't know whether that's going to be chocolate or cocoanut, but
either way, I DO know it isn't good for dogs.  And you just flaunted it at me and
laughed! -- BB Bully Boy

Ed. -- Sure.  You can sleep in the pink room with the purple floor.  I sure couldn't
ask any dog to do that, but people are more flexible, right? -- Spot

     Hey, it's better than "that contest"! -- Ed.

All -- Yes, yes, yes.  TOGS has returned once more to hold Aradi in its feverish grip
of insanity.  I'm all set even though I didn't set up my team for optimum domination
like I told myself I was going to, but they're still luckily geared for low level to

mid range domination, so I'm pretty psyched.  Woo Hoo!  TOGS! -- Pauly, manager of
The Bunkhouse and one half of the soon to be infamous Paulson Army of Champions
P.S.  Ed., may God have mercy on your soul, because no one in this contest will.

     That's fine, then I don't have to feel guilty about my own lack of mercy. -- Ed.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JEN ASIDE was dealt death by SPYMASTER in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MR. CLEAN was dealt death by ARNIE SHEW in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BURNED BUN was easily killed by ARENAMASTER HARKON in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MUMMER was slaughtered by FIRST TOGS CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DOOFUS was dealt death by BORED ELF in a popular 3 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
SHA'LONDA was butchered by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CURTIN JERK was barely slain by JORGE BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STITCHES was devastated by PUSILLANIMOUS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
911 was handily defeated by YELLOW JACKET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TWIG was vanquished by FLUMMAX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PAUL BEARER lost to SCORN BREAD in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
SHRIVELLED PRUNE was savagely defeated by ACIDULOUS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
BOY GEORGE was defeated by TAXMAN in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
PEACH FUZZ viciously subdued OVERTIME in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
BAI was demolished by CHALLAH POINT in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
CHONDROMALACIA handily defeated LIMRICK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
VAPOR TRAIL was vanquished by THE EX in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge bout.
HOFFA viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
HENDRICK assassinated CLARK KENT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CORK was overpowered by ODALISQUE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
COCO NUTS overpowered LASSIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TOWEL BOY was overpowered by RYEHARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LITTLE BIG DOG demolished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SETH DRAVEN was vanquished by NOODLY APPENDIX in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
TOM SAWYER overpowered FUSILLI JERRY in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
SHANNON was viciously subdued by WARM PIRATE in a 6 minute gory match.
LIMELIGHT unbelievably bested NYSTERIOUS WAYS in a 2 minute gory fight.
LE FOURNER subdued WILD FLOWER in a exciting 1 minute gruesome melee.
L'APPRENTI viciously subdued STAR in a action packed 9 minute brutal bout.
GALWAY was handily defeated by FREEWILL in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
DAY BY DAY was overpowered by HAWAIIAN KONA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VENGANZA overpowered EDIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NAAN VIOLENT defeated MICKEY FINN in a exciting 1 minute fight.
EARTHSHINE was overpowered by 100 PUNKS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
EQUIPOLLENT demolished BB BULLY BOY in a 1 minute gory uneven contest.
SISTER MOON was unbelievably bested by NIAGARA FALLS in a 2 minute novice's battle.
SCARLET ABATTOIR handily defeated PAPERCUT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE AFRICAN QUEEN was luckily beaten by SUGAR in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
DUELING FOR SCROD was beaten by MAITRE BOULANGER in a 2 minute duel.
GHNSGFI was overpowered by MORGAN LEAH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ICE CREAM SOLDIER lost to FRED in a 2 minute brutal novice's match.
DOUBLE CHOCOLAINE vanquished SHEEPY THOMPSON in a exciting 1 minute mismatched duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 25         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  28 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    59 -  54 -  4      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        14 -  13 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  22 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  99 -  7      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  61 -  1      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  39 -  2      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  14 -  0      13  |

Turn 435 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK   10 - 15         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HENDRICK 5022              13   6  1   85 UNDERDOGS (5)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCORN BREAD 8343            7   4  0   59 HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
TOTAL PARRY      RYEHARD 8339                7   4  1   51 HOUSE OF GRAIN (625)
AIMED BLOW       COCO NUTS 8163              3   0  0   47 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTLE BIG DOG 8355         7   5  0   45 RED DOG GANG (476)
SLASHING ATTACK  PEACH FUZZ 8095             5   4  1   37 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
PARRY-STRIKE     TWIG 8096                   4   3  1   34 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YELLOW JACKET 7627.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE AFRICAN QUEEN 8473.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOFUS 
8505, PAUL BEARER 8082, L'APPRENTI 8351, SCORN BREAD 8343, SHRIVELLED PRUNE 8177, 
SISTER MOON 8489, PEACH FUZZ 8095, NYSTERIOUS WAYS 8464, JEN ASIDE 8439, and CURTIN 
JERK 8537.

The least popular fighter this week was STAR 8427.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GHNSGFI 8526, BB BULLY BOY 8477, EARTHSHINE 8392, EDIE 8429, DAY BY DAY 
8338, GALWAY 8372, WARM PIRATE 8407, SETH DRAVEN 8231, TOWEL BOY 8265, and LASSIE 
8194.

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

THE AVENGING SCROD (60-7649) 4000 BLOWS (107)