DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/17/2013    Duedate: 11/13/2013

KYR'TERR ARENA

DM-71    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DIRTY GIRL SCOUT
CORDIALS (718)
(71-6363) [13-0-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIRTY GIRL SCOUT               GRRR
CORDIALS (718)                 ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
(71-6363) [13-0-0,115]         (71-6647) [3-1-1,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ERNIE GUUL                     JOE CORVO
THE ZOO (703)                  OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
(71-6436) [13-30-0,69]         (71-6249) [7-1-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NEW YORK (662)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)         34
2. PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)        26      PIG PEN (717)
3. NEW YORK (662)              18      Unchartered Team
4. WRATHMEN XVI (780)          18
5. AL EAST (765)               12      RYAN'S MUSIC (769)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 PIG PEN (717)             10   1  0 90.9   1/ 1 NEW YORK (662)            8  2 0
 2/ 1 CORDIALS (718)            18   2  1 90.0   2/ 2 CORDIALS (718)            6  2 1
 3/ 4 OTTAWA SENATORS (696)     29   5  2 85.3   3/ 5 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)      5 10 0
 4/ 5 SCOTCH (720)              11   2  0 84.6   4/ 3 THE ZOO (703)             4 11 1
 5/ 6 NEW YORK (662)            58  17  3 77.3   5- 4 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    3  0 0
 6- 8 BAD COMBINATIONS (716)    18   7  0 72.0   6/ 8 SCOTCH (720)              3  0 0
 7/ 0 WRATHMEN XIX (781)        35  21  1 62.5   7/ 7 PIG PEN (717)             3  1 0
 8- 9 ARENAS III (368)          29  19  2 60.4   8/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)       3  2 0
 9-10 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          27  26  1 50.9   9/11 WRATHMEN XVI (780)        2  0 0
10/11 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)      42  42  1 50.0  10/ 6 OTTAWA SENATORS (696)     2  1 1
11/ 2*RYAN'S MUSIC (769)         1   1  0 50.0  11/10*RYAN'S MUSIC (769)        1  1 0
12/12 WRATHMEN XVI (780)        12  14  3 46.2  12-14 TOTAL CHAOS (27)          1  2 0
13/13 THE ZOO (703)            618 820 13 43.0  13- 9 ARENAS III (368)          1  2 0
14/ 0*ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)       13  24  2 35.1  14/15*AL EAST (765)             1  3 0
15/15*AL EAST (765)              1   3  0 25.0  15/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES Y2 (510)  0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/ 0*SUPERIOR FORCES Y2 (510)   0   1  0  0.0  16/ 0 WRATHMEN XIX (781)        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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 265): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 365): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 267): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
     1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance
they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made on the
D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
         b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the
North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In
other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the Turf War,
and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn 3.  All
conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
Certificate received.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the
Turf War.
         f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and
settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

Special Considerations:
     1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
     2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
     3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights
in all 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hmm, seems that I forgot to write a Duelmaster's Column last turn?  Someone
should be punished for that!  Anyone care to come over and give me a good spanking?

Dirty Girl Scout
Cordials
Duelmaster of Kyr'Terr

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of KYR'TERR.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe OTTAWA SENATORS.  Last 
week they got 0-1-0 to drop by 4!  WRATHMEN XVI had cause to celebrate, after KHARONA 
got 18 points by beating KALI FLOWER.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 15 points to KHARONA.  (Discrete enough, 
KALI FLOWER?) AERYN found out that KYR'TERR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the 
best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of TOTAL CHAOS should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of NEW YORK, so did that sorry team shy from TOTAL 
CHAOS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and ERNIE GUUL is it right now.  Most 
challenged warrior.  Isn't THE ZOO proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363        13   0  0   115       CORDIALS (718)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURNPIKE 5822                14   2  1   107       NEW YORK (662)
 FINGER LAKES 5821            13   3  1   105       NEW YORK (662)
 JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370         11   1  0   102       SCOTCH (720)
 SWINE FLU 6358               10   0  0   101       PIG PEN (717)
-BALLROOM DENTISTRY 6350       9   1  0    91       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOE CORVO 6249                7   1  1    86       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
 AERYN 6840                    9   4  1    83       WRATHMEN XIX (781)
 MUSHROOM 6628                10   7  0    80       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 PROFESSOR OLDER 5825         11   4  0    78       NEW YORK (662)
-TOBEORNOTTOBE 280             9   4  0    78       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
-DENAI 6841                    7   3  0    76       WRATHMEN XIX (781)
 ERNIE GUUL 6436              13  30  0    69       THE ZOO (703)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAUGHA RYDE 6553             16  12  0    63       THE ZOO (703)
-FOUR EYES 281                10   7  0    63       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
 GRRR 6647                     3   1  1    60       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
-REVOLUTION 6384               7   7  1    57       TOTAL CHAOS (27)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARONA 6836                  6   0  1    54       WRATHMEN XVI (780)
-MEYSIN 6843                   7   3  0    45       WRATHMEN XIX (781)
 KALI FLOWER 6636              7  11  0    44       THE ZOO (703)
-ULTIMATE MIME FIGHT 6353      6   4  0    42       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)
-TORNADO GOLFING 6351          3   2  0    37       BAD COMBINATIONS (716)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POINT 3350                    5   3  0    35       ARENAS III (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRAITH 6653                   4   4  0    32       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
 PINEAPPLE 6627                7  10  0    31       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
 HAM 6626                      7  10  0    31       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
-JHANS 3346                    4   3  0    30       ARENAS III (368)
-JI 6839                       8   4  0    28       WRATHMEN XIX (781)
-KATRYNA 6842                  4   7  0    28       WRATHMEN XIX (781)
 JALAPENO 6670                 7   4  1    27       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
-PINK SQUIRREL 6361            2   0  0    26       CORDIALS (718)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALLY TURKEL 6858             2   0  1    21       THE ZOO (703)
-SILENT MONK 6362              2   0  0    19       CORDIALS (718)
 ZOMBIE 6656                   3   5  0    18       ZOMBIE SQUADS (753)
-RAY EMERY 6119                2   0  0    18       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
-JASON SPEZZA 6116             1   1  0    18       OTTAWA SENATORS (696)
 BEEF 6716                     2   3  0    16       PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
-DEVILS ADVOCATE 6403          1   3  0    16       TOTAL CHAOS (27)
 RED SOX 6745                  1   1  0    16       AL EAST (765)
-O'REILY 6826                  3   3  1    13       WRATHMEN XVI (780)
 ISTANBUL 6766                 1   1  0    13       RYAN'S MUSIC (769)
-DWES EG 3345                  3   1  0    10       ARENAS III (368)
-CATSKILL 6667                 1   0  0     9       NEW YORK (662)
 H. BILL JIBI 6717             1   4  0     7       THE ZOO (703)
 ORIOLE 6747                   0   2  0     6       AL EAST (765)
 BLACK JACK 4748               0   1  0     5       SUPERIOR FORCES Y2 (510)
-CALM LIKE A BOMB 6431         0   1  0     1       TOTAL CHAOS (27)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      SALLY TURKEL 6858     268  NONE
BANSHEE 6360            0  1 0 CORDIALS 718         DARK CHAMPION         268  NONE
PINK PANTHER 6359       1  1 1 CORDIALS 718         ARENAMASTER           268  NONE
ROGER SEYAL 6447       11 18 2 THE ZOO 703          JOE CORVO 6249        266   
BYE 6861                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 753    ARENAMASTER           268  NONE
SEE YA 6860             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUADS 753    STONE GOLEM           268  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ham -- It's mushrooms that I really need to avoid. -- Kharona

Mushroom -- I agree with her! -- Point

Kharona -- If this went any longer I would have brought an extra pizza. -- Ham

Haugha Ryde -- You win some, and you lose some. -- Pineapple

Point -- Just for the record, my KD was at 1.  So I was not trying to kill you. --
Mushroom

Tornado Golfing -- The guy who I bought the greatsword from said that it was a
greatsword, I want my money back. -- Jalapeno

Red Sox -- I am more of a Dodger fan.  Go LA Dodgers! -- Beef

Ernie Gull -- I've been trying to figure out if you are supposed to be soaring with
the Eagles or scavenging with the Seagulls. -- Dirty Girl Scout

Kali Flower -- I suggest an ice pack to reduce the swelling on your ears. -- Joe
Corvo

Jalapeno -- Hot stuff!  Just the way I like it. -- Tornado Golfing

Beef -- Had you been Sausage, I'm sure I would have destroyed you. -- Red Sox

H. Bill Jibi -- If you had a date in Constantinople, she'll be with me now. --
Istanbul

Sally Turkel -- I think I know who's the bigger bird. -- Oriole

Yes, well, here we are again.  One-four.  Haugha Ryde dined on some Pineapple.  I
don't care for it myself, but they tell me (they'll say ANYTHING) that I've never had
really RIPE pineapple.  How am I going to manage that?  It sure doesn't grow around
HERE. -- Ernie Guul

Okay, maybe, MAYBE Ernie has a point.  This Pineapple, though tasty, wasn't QUITE
ripe.  That's what a "mis-match" means, isn't it? -- Haugha Ryde

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PINK PANTHER was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a monotonous 4 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
BANSHEE was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MUSHROOM devastated ERNIE GUUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ISTANBUL was subdued by JALAPENO in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
RED SOX devastated H. BILL JIBI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DIRTY GIRL SCOUT viciously subdued AERYN in a 4 minute gruesome Title fight.
JOCK-IN-THE-BOX viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute expert's duel.
SWINE FLU vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FINGER LAKES overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven match.
TURNPIKE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOE CORVO was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute competition.
PROFESSOR OLDER subdued HAUGHA RYDE in a popular 1 minute master's match.
KALI FLOWER was overcome by KHARONA in a 2 minute conflict.
GRRR overpowered HAM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PINEAPPLE was bested by WRAITH in a 3 minute duel.
ZOMBIE overcame ORIOLE in a 2 minute bout.
BEEF devastated BLACK JACK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SALLY TURKEL slew EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  25 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 268 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363      13   0  0  115 CORDIALS (718)
SLASHING ATTACK  TURNPIKE 5822              14   2  1  107 NEW YORK (662)
LUNGING ATTACK   FINGER LAKES 5821          13   3  1  105 NEW YORK (662)
STRIKING ATTACK  SWINE FLU 6358             10   0  0  101 PIG PEN (717)
PARRY-LUNGE      AERYN 6840                  9   4  1   83 WRATHMEN XIX (781)
AIMED BLOW       MUSHROOM 6628              10   7  0   80 PIZZA TOPPINGS (751)
TOTAL PARRY      KHARONA 6836                6   0  1   54 WRATHMEN XVI (780)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ERNIE GUUL 6436.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JOE CORVO 6249.  The ten other most popular fighters were AERYN 6840, ISTANBUL 
6766, JALAPENO 6670, DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363, JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370, TURNPIKE 5822, 
PROFESSOR OLDER 5825, KHARONA 6836, GRRR 6647, and ORIOLE 6747.

The least popular fighter this week was SEE YA 6860.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACK JACK 4748, HAM 6626, H. BILL JIBI 6717, ERNIE GUUL 6436, BYE 
6861, PINK PANTHER 6359, ZOMBIE 6656, KALI FLOWER 6636, HAUGHA RYDE 6553, and SALLY 
TURKEL 6858.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIORBOY 3640 (115-153-1)           1  4  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIG DADDY KANE 285 (52-40-2)           4  3  0         RAP ATTACKS          
TRYPTOPHAN 5634 (60-52-0)              0  1  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHRISTINE 3900 (11-21-0)               5  3  0         MUSICAL CHAIRS       
PIYA 5625 (11-17-0)                    1  3  0         THAI INQUISITION     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ICE PILOT 3616 (12-3-1)                6  3  0         ECHL-SOUTH           
AIKEN 3933 (61-49-1)                   5  4  0         SUPERIOR FORCES Y4   
OPAL RAVIOLI 6687 (9-2-0)              3  3  0         011808F              
SUGAR HILL GANG 6416 (29-15-2)         1  3  0         RAP ATTACKS          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
<ERASER> 5644 (18-9-0)                 5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES ZC   
AFTERSHOCK 294 (27-14-0)               5  3  0         SLAMMA JAMMA         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROWN EYED SUSAN 5823 (12-4-0)         7  3  1         NEW YORK             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TURNPIKE 5822 (11-1-1)                 4  3  0         NEW YORK             
DIRTY GIRL SCOUT 6363 (9-0-0)          2  3  0         CORDIALS             
FINGER LAKES 5821 (9-3-1)              2  3  0         NEW YORK             
PROFESSOR OLDER 5825 (8-3-0)           1  3  0         NEW YORK             
JOCK-IN-THE-BOX 6370 (8-0-0)           0  3  0         SCOTCH               
MIROI CHANG 2936 (3-2-0)               0  3  0         ARENAS II            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWINE FLU 6358 (6-0-0)                 3  3  0         PIG PEN              

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINK SQUIRREL 6361 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         CORDIALS             
MULTIPLICATIONS 6578 (1-0-1)           1  3  0         OFM                  

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CATSKILL 6667 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         NEW YORK