DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 11/27/2006 Duedate: 12/09/2006 VALAMANTIS ARENA DM-62 TURN-397 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS EURO SHARK AS SEEN ON TV (361) (62-4052) [13-6-0,115] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader POSITION IS EMPTY DARTH SIDIUS RANDOM SITH (438) (62-4316) [5-2-1,57] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite ERFIN GORAM GREAT WEAPON CHOICE MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) (62-4220) [11-22-0,55] (62-4276) [8-4-0,84] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM RANDOM SITH (438) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) 64 2. AS SEEN ON TV (361) 52 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) 3. ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) 31 Unchartered Team 4. LEGION OF LEGEND (409) 26 5. COLORS (186) 17 COLORS (186) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*COLORS (186) 3 2 1 60.0 1/ 1*RANDOM SITH (438) 10 5 1 2/ 1*RANDOM SITH (438) 21 15 3 58.3 2/ 3 RIO VISTANS (348) 10 5 0 3/ 0 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) 33 28 3 54.1 3/ 7 AS SEEN ON TV (361) 7 3 0 4/ 2 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) 25 22 1 53.2 4/ 4 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) 7 7 0 5/ 4 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) 37 34 2 52.1 5/ 2 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) 5 8 1 6/ 3 RIO VISTANS (348) 161 149 11 51.9 6/ 0 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) 4 1 1 7/ 5 AS SEEN ON TV (361) 146 149 10 49.5 7/ 8 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) 4 5 0 8/ 6 SINFUL SISTER (430) 27 28 1 49.1 8/ 5 SINFUL SISTER (430) 4 6 0 9/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 166 207 4 44.5 9/ 9 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) 3 0 0 10/ 8 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) 72 100 7 41.9 10/ 0*COLORS (186) 2 2 1 11/ 9 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) 11 25 1 30.6 11/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) 2 13 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. Good day, Valamantinians! I somehow managed to fend off that convicted assassin character, so I hold the title at least one more turn. I have a feeling I'll be having a showdown with Euro Shark this time, so I will more than likely still be the Duelmaster next turn as well. Just because he TV'd he thinks he is all bad and stuff. Well, I've got a news flash for him...he's not. All right, enough talk, I've got left over Thanksgiving food to eat. T.R., Duelmaster and noted mathematician SPY REPORT Greetings, Warriors of VALAMANTIS. Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport. Those betting on MIDDLE WAY 10 lost their shirt, as MIDDLE WAY 10 lost their fighting abilities: 0-5-0. What's a move up by 4 you ask? (alright, maybe you didn't ask) Cause for celebration, according to AS SEEN ON TV. Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but LEGION OF LEGEND will tell you 37-34-2 is nothing to laugh at... Practice pays for DARTH TIMMY, who pummelled VALAMOND JR., to pocket 21 points. Win some, lose some. Speaking of which, DARTH TIMMY was winsome, after beating VALAMOND JR. and seeing him lose 44 points. The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as EURO SHARK faced VALAMANTIS' Duelmaster. In VALAMANTIS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, EURO SHARK. So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees? Someone's got a basic problem... So much to report, so little time! Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in VALAMANTIS avoid RANDOM SITH. The warriors of RANDOM SITH found their efforts at combat frustrated as RIO VISTANS apparently had more important things to do than fight. If challenges were horses, ERFIN GORAM could open up a fast food joint! Word has it GREAT WEAPON CHOICE suffered a romantic setback. Note how she challenged JEFFRO, 35 points hers senior. It's not whether you win or lose, but how many points you get (7). Right, GREAT WEAPON CHOICE? YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR found himself challenged by a warrior 21 below: A.T. JR. A.T. JR of RIO VISTANS kept his wits as he was defeated by YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! Do not think spyreporting in VALAMANTIS is the highlight of my life. Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat! Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for VALAMANTIS? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME EURO SHARK 4052 13 6 0 115 AS SEEN ON TV (361) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME JEFFRO 3410 30 19 0 115 RIO VISTANS (348) DARTH TIMMY 3781 10 3 0 108 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) BUZZ 3809 13 5 0 104 RIO VISTANS (348) T.R. 4249 12 5 0 92 RIO VISTANS (348) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME EVIL WEEVIL 3779 8 4 1 87 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) VALAMOND JR. 3298 14 8 2 85 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) BERTHA 2867 15 17 2 84 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) -ZEUS 4010 12 3 0 84 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276 8 4 0 84 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) EASY TWEEZE 3937 13 15 2 80 AS SEEN ON TV (361) CHIA EDEL 4219 18 15 0 69 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME XAVIER 3265 14 12 2 66 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342 6 1 1 64 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) DEATH WISH 3819 7 4 0 60 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) BALI DARRAS 4221 13 20 0 59 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) CHUCK 4281 6 6 1 59 RIO VISTANS (348) DARTH SIDIUS 4316 5 2 1 57 RANDOM SITH (438) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME ERFIN GORAM 4220 11 22 0 55 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) DARTH PLAGWEIS 4317 4 3 1 54 RANDOM SITH (438) YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR 4272 5 2 0 53 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) AEROBED 4005 11 9 0 50 AS SEEN ON TV (361) REVEN 4318 7 1 1 50 RANDOM SITH (438) GINSU CLASSIC 4084 4 2 1 48 AS SEEN ON TV (361) MARTAVIUS 3612 13 8 0 47 MASTERS OF RAGE (301) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HOME WRECKER 4241 6 7 0 32 SINFUL SISTER (430) IXION 4238 4 2 0 30 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) PROSTITUTE 4240 8 5 0 29 SINFUL SISTER (430) MR MASTODON 4343 2 0 0 28 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) -UNCLE BUCK 4333 4 3 1 26 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME A.T. JR 4344 2 5 0 23 RIO VISTANS (348) DARTH NIKILUS 4358 2 2 0 17 RANDOM SITH (438) MORNING STAR GLORY 4365 1 1 0 13 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) -CATTY WOMPUS 4354 1 0 0 13 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) SWIVEL SWEEPER 4366 2 0 0 12 AS SEEN ON TV (361) MR. BIG BAD 3943 3 2 0 11 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) THE SMITER 4149 1 0 1 11 EVIL DEATH DUDES (392) DARTH SCION 4357 3 1 0 10 RANDOM SITH (438) LARGE MARGE 4326 2 1 0 10 PRIVATE IDAHO (439) BARBAROSA 4360 1 0 0 10 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) CHICKS DIG 'EM 4353 0 3 0 9 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) BLUE 1172 1 0 1 8 COLORS (186) GREEN 1176 1 0 0 7 COLORS (186) ROBERT THE BRUCE 4359 1 0 0 7 LEGION OF LEGEND (409) -RED 1173 1 0 0 6 COLORS (186) DOMINATRIX 4346 1 2 0 5 SINFUL SISTER (430) GABRELLA IMBRO 4355 0 4 0 4 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) YELLOW 1174 0 1 0 1 COLORS (186) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? PURPLE 1175 0 1 0 COLORS 186 THE SMITER 4149 397 ELDA GORISH 4368 0 2 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420 BLUE 1172 397 DANA FRISS 4230 14 11 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420 VALAMOND JR. 3298 395 FINILLA HARS 4246 6 9 0 MIDDLE WAY 10 420 CHUCK 4281 393 NOT REVE SMASHER 4370 0 1 0 PRIVATE IDAHO 439 BLACK ORC 20 397 NONE MENAGE A TROIS 4243 6 4 0 SINFUL SISTER 430 REVEN 4318 394 WHIPS AND CHAINS 4244 4 7 1 SINFUL SISTER 430 DARTH SIDIUS 4316 395 PERSONAL ADS Uh oh, Father and Son duke it out for the throne of Valamantis. Looks to be a rough Thanksgiving either way. -- Nuln Martavius -- Thanks for providing a safe harbor last turn. -- Great Weapon Choice Chuck -- Can I call you Charles? Otherwise whenever I'd see you I'd say "What's up chuck?" which is just wrong. -- Z.M.E. P.S. Great fight, btw. I never in a million years would have expected it to go three whole minutes. And the missus says I'm a one-minute man, this'll show her! Prostitute -- You owe me $1. -- You Owe Me 1 Dollar P.S. It's not what you think. You just owe me $1. Trust me. Darth Nikilas -- I need to shave. -- Chicks Dig 'Em, who just looked in the mirror for the first time in a while Darth Scion -- Durg, yer a tough little dude. I think I'll be staying away for a while. -- Morning Star unGloryous Sentinel -- Is it true what the rumor mills say? -- Nuln Indy -- Well, let's just say the zest was gone. Speaking of which, this arena's getting precariously close to being officially dinky again. Whatever happened to "Valamantis Resurrection?" -- Nuln Soultaker -- I have nothing to say to you. -- Nuln <blowing mightily on the mighty FONZ conch shell> .... FONZ team members, ASSEMBLE!!!! -- Nuln, trying a different technique Bali Darras -- Does this mean you don't want to go to dinner? -- Great Weapon Choice, looking into purchasing x-tra leg armor Nuln -- That was a great fight between Chuck and ZME. Unfortunately for me, I did not send in a strat sheet for Chuck last time because he was at 10 FE and I wanted to save him for the face. The unfortunate part is that I forgot I have this team on maintenance. So now he'll be, like, 15 FE for the face. The fight did confirm my suspicions about fighting him a certain way though, so that was good. -- Pauly P.S. You need to dethrone Indimar in Aradi, because if he defends the throne a second time he's gonna have to start carrying his ego around in a wheelbarrow. Indimar -- No offense meant, it's just jealousy. -- Pauly All -- So, who you gotta sleep with around here to graduate? -- Jeffro Pauly -- By now T.R. and Euro Shark have crossed blades. Someone has to lose...I hope it's you. -- Indimar Nuln -- I know a couple of measly personals like this will not do much to increase the zestiness level around here. I will strive to do better in the future. -- Indimar Nuln -- One more thing. When you were a little kid did you know you wanted to be a Chaos Lord when you grew up? -- I.F. Aerobed -- What you sound like to me is, you sound like some fancy brand of shirt. Not that I can tell what you're wearing. Well, in the locker room, I can, I guess. I mean, that one you hung up in your locker had LACE down the front! Revolting. Probably unmanly. I mean, there were hearts worked into that lace, and some kind of daisies, too. NOT what I expected, actually. I always thought Aerobed shirts were, broadcloth with maybe pearl buttons and just a monogram or something. But what do I know? -- Erfin Goram P.S. I always had a secret hankering for a "poet shirt," actually. Even if they DO have lace and ruffles and stuff. Buzz -- You always remind me of my dentist. She's a good dentist, but...not a pleasant memory even so. There are all these DRILLS, you know? And NEEDLES. It puts me off. -- Bali Darras, uneasy but with good teeth Darth Plagweis. Siewgalp Thrad. It just doesn't have a ring to it either way. Maybe you should think about being somebody else for a while? That can be very relaxing. I take a vacation every now and then in a different identity. Not that I'll go into the details, that's purely a need-to-know deal. And you don't. But think seriously about being somebody else. It might help. -- Chia Edel P.S. Or at least go hang out under a hill for a while. Large Marge -- You really have that "looming" business down pat. And you're only an inch taller than I am. So it must be some sort of psychic loom. -- Elda Gorish Swivel Sweeper -- I tell you plainly, the way you were (ugh!) moving around and swiveling your hips while you danced with that broom, heck, DANCED? You practically humped it! It was disgusting, is what it was. -- Gabrella Imbro T.R. -- You don't think it will make me look too fat? -- C.E. 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 email@example.com. Thanks. 10 November 2006 The Quest of the Best has come to an end. Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest, wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners. Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the Quest. Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in the dust. Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink) Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions: 1) Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls 2) Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts! 3) Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts 4) D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen 5) Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation 6) Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders 7) D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights 8) D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights 9) The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion 10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their butt handed to them. Respect to All. Quest #1 host, Dark Knight Toker 14 November 2006 A Tale of Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution as told by Hammer the WordSmith SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the lingering wisps of memory from days gone by. From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation. Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence experience. The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times. Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities presently past and future. Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93. The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy. Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and gallantry before. Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike. History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes. Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and olden legends of times lost. [TIME JUMP] Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy, yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena! "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch Light!" Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81. Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind. From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by BLOODFEUDS and REPLACEMENT WARRIORS aplenty! Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn. Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand. Future events would lend themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for processing. Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM 28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!] Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena. After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then another group of hopefuls. After lengthy debate a third was cast aside. Deciding between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial Commission. The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney- worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager. [TIME JUMP] Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and now it was time to begin their training. The paperwork had been dispatched for registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which preparation was paramount! Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney Arena. Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red! Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No- Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly Expected!] Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his mind! When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night. These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had they fallen into the possession of most other managers! Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney Arena!] Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!] Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace! [TIME JUMP] Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting! Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81 [recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon graduation!] The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS stable managed by Sweety Pie. Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena! Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission. Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus] had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE. Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No- Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission. Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari! Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION. Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm. Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf. Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with GRIFFONRAWL MMA. Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!] Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!] Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in thought!] Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena. COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as to their intentions. Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was anybody's guess at the present time!] Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None! HAMMER WAS UNDERSTANDABLY ENTHUSED BEYOND MEASURE BECAUSE the No-Tourney Arena had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by! JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!] "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper" Hammer Minister of War LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS SMASHER was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. EURO SHARK devastated T.R. in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel. BUZZ demolished BERTHA in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight. EASY TWEEZE devastated CHIA EDEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight. GREAT WEAPON CHOICE was luckily beaten by JEFFRO in a 4 minute Challenge competition. ZERO MAUL-ENVY luckily beat BALI DARRAS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle. CHUCK overcame ERFIN GORAM in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight. A.T. JR was vanquished by YOU OWE ME 1 DOLLAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel. LARGE MARGE was overpowered by HOME WRECKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel. MR MASTODON defeated DARTH NIKILUS in a 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge fight. MORNING STAR GLORY overpowered GABRELLA IMBRO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight. SWIVEL SWEEPER unbelievably bested DARTH SCION in a 7 minute Challenge conflict. VALAMOND JR. was devastated by DARTH TIMMY in a 1 minute mismatched bout. XAVIER was handily defeated by EVIL WEEVIL in a 1 minute uneven fight. REVEN was luckily beaten by DEATH WISH in a action packed 2 minute gruesome struggle. MARTAVIUS was savagely defeated by DARTH PLAGWEIS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl. AEROBED was defeated by DARTH SIDIUS in a exciting 2 minute bout. GINSU CLASSIC overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided bout. PROSTITUTE savagely defeated CHICKS DIG 'EM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict. IXION overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute uneven fight. MR. BIG BAD was savagely defeated by BARBAROSA in a 10 minute beginner's bout. ELDA GORISH was viciously butchered by BLUE in a 2 minute gory novice's bout. DOMINATRIX was defeated by GREEN in a 1 minute novice's duel. ROBERT THE BRUCE luckily beat YELLOW in a popular 7 minute brutal novice's duel. PURPLE was slaughtered by THE SMITER in a 1 minute uneven bout. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |STRIKING ATTACK 8 PARRY-LUNGE 13 - 5 - 0 72 | |LUNGING ATTACK 8 LUNGING ATTACK 54 - 35 - 4 61 | |TOTAL PARRY 7 AIMED BLOW 17 - 13 - 2 57 | |BASHING ATTACK 6 WALL OF STEEL 19 - 17 - 0 53 | |SLASHING ATTACK 5 TOTAL PARRY 23 - 22 - 2 51 | |WALL OF STEEL 4 STRIKING ATTACK 29 - 35 - 2 45 | |AIMED BLOW 4 SLASHING ATTACK 31 - 39 - 2 44 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 BASHING ATTACK 16 - 21 - 2 43 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 3 - 18 - 0 14 | |PARRY-STRIKE 0 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 397 was great if you Not so great if you used The fighting styles of the used the fighting styles: the fighting styles: top eleven warriors are: PARRY-LUNGE 2 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 3 4 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 6 - 2 LUNGING ATTACK 3 - 5 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 3 - 1 BASHING ATTACK 2 - 4 2 SLASHING ATTACK TOTAL PARRY 4 - 3 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY AIMED BLOW 2 - 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 3 1 BASHING ATTACK 1 WALL OF STEEL TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME STRIKING ATTACK EURO SHARK 4052 13 6 0 115 AS SEEN ON TV (361) TOTAL PARRY JEFFRO 3410 30 19 0 115 RIO VISTANS (348) LUNGING ATTACK T.R. 4249 12 5 0 92 RIO VISTANS (348) SLASHING ATTACK GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276 8 4 0 84 ALL ABOUT BASHERS (433) AIMED BLOW CHIA EDEL 4219 18 15 0 69 MIDDLE WAY 10 (420) BASHING ATTACK DARTH PLAGWEIS 4317 4 3 1 54 RANDOM SITH (438) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is ERFIN GORAM 4220. The most popular warrior this turn was GREAT WEAPON CHOICE 4276. The ten other most popular fighters were DARTH SIDIUS 4316, YELLOW 1174, REVEN 4318, DARTH PLAGWEIS 4317, BALI DARRAS 4221, PROSTITUTE 4240, BLUE 1172, ZERO MAUL-ENVY 4342, CHUCK 4281, and DARTH NIKILUS 4358. The least popular fighter this week was MR. BIG BAD 3943. The other ten least popular fighters were BARBAROSA 4360, SWIVEL SWEEPER 4366, ROBERT THE BRUCE 4359, PURPLE 1175, DOMINATRIX 4346, ELDA GORISH 4368, CHICKS DIG 'EM 4353, AEROBED 4005, XAVIER 3265, and VALAMOND JR. 3298.