DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/03/2013    Duedate: 10/30/2013

DRAGONHEAD ARENA

DM-72    TURN-268

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DON CORNBEEFLEON
MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
(72-5949) [11-6-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREELOADER                     FLAT
BASH BROS FRIEND (753)         BASH BROS TIRES (796)
(72-6654) [19-8-2,107]         (72-6880) [5-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DON CORNBEEFLEON               HUMPING LEG
MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)          BASH BROS DOG (749)
(72-5949) [11-6-1,106]         (72-6637) [9-4-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD COMBOS (689)            18
2. MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)          15      BAD COMBOS (689)
3. BB REALITY SHOW (824)       15      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS DOG (749)         15
5. BASH BROS TIRES (796)       12      BASH BROS TIRES (796)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 VEGGIES II (721)          11   1  0 91.7   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)        6  9 0
 2- 3*BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)   5   1  0 83.3   2- 4*BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)  5  1 0
 3/ 4 BAD COMBOS (689)          16   4  1 80.0   3/ 7*BB REALITY SHOW (824)     5  2 0
 4/ 6 RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)       32  10  2 76.2   4/ 8 BAD COMBOS (689)          5  2 0
 5/ 7 BASH BROS FRIEND (753)    25   8  2 75.8   5/ 3 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)     5  5 0
 6/14*BASH BROS TIRES (796)      9   3  0 75.0   6/ 5*BASH BROS TIRES (796)     4  2 0
 7/13*MORE VODKA (694)           8   3  1 72.7   7- 1*NL CENTRAL (783)          4  3 0
 8-10*BASH BROS CANDY (806)     18   7  1 72.0   8/ 6 RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)       3  0 0
 9/17*BB REALITY SHOW (824)      5   2  0 71.4   9/14 BASH BROS FRIEND (753)    3  0 0
10/11 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)     86  36  4 70.5  10/13 BASH BROS DOG (749)       2  1 0
11-12*BB CHICK FLICK (923)       7   3  1 70.0  11- 9*BB CHICK FLICK (923)      2  2 0
12/15 BASH BROS DOG (749)        9   4  0 69.2  12/19*MORE VODKA (694)          2  2 0
13-18*NL CENTRAL (783)          15  11  0 57.7  13-10*BASH BROS CANDY (806)     2  2 0
14/19 MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)       139 148  5 48.4  14/11*COWBOY CROONERS (981)     2  7 0
15/20*COWBOY CROONERS (981)      7  19  1 26.9  15-12 VEGGIES II (721)          1  0 0
16-21 LHC (705)                 40 129  0 23.7  16-21 LHC (705)                 1  3 0
17/22*ONE LETTER OFF (917)       0   3  0  0.0  17/22*ONE LETTER OFF (917)      0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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 363): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): STEEL DRAGON of THE CANNUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): THE STATISTICIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): 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 267): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 83): 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 363): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 316): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 313): 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 267): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 83): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, 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.

     So nice to slip back into this spot.  Not sure if I can hold it, there's a
tourney coming round, and someone may need that last fight under their belt before
making a show.  If I defend, I may be out of here, but I think only having 11 arena
wins will keep me around.  Only time will tell.

Don Cornbeefleon
Meat Your Maker
Duelmaster of Dragonhead

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DRAGONHEAD needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, NL 
CENTRAL, but MIDDLE WAY 9 was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt 
anybody's feelings or anything, but NL CENTRAL really goofed with their 0-0-0.  MORE 
VODKA like really fought hard to move up to 12th from 19th.  Way to go!  MVP award 
for TEENA ULRIK?  MIDDLE WAY 9's proud of her after beating VETERAN MERCENARY and 
getting 16 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  LONDON BEEFEATER got smashed by 
VENEMOUS CONCUBINE, and lost 106 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think DON CORNBEEFLEON should let VENEMOUS CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of MEAT YOUR MAKER must be getting lonely.  They were 
the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why BASH BROS DOG's been avoiding MEAT YOUR MAKER so much?  Or is it just 
that they're too scared?  Can MIDDLE WAY 9's RONARDA SOLA be more popular than me?  
She was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  FREELOADER must not be a 
good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged RONARDA SOLA.  8 is a big 
difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought FREELOADER showed great 
skill and promise when he subdued RONARDA SOLA.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DRAGONHEAD ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON CORNBEEFLEON 5949        11   6  1   106       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUTABAGA 6482                11   1  0   115       VEGGIES II (721)
 FREELOADER 6654              19   8  2   107       BASH BROS FRIEND (753)
-BADGER 6121                  12   2  1   101       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 TURBULENT BILLIARDS 6306      9   2  0    96       BAD COMBOS (689)
 RONARDA SOLA 6461            22  24  2    92       MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FULCRUM 6122                 15   3  0    85       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 LONDON BEEFEATER 6238        14   1  0    85       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
 TEENA ULRIK 7241              8  15  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMPING LEG 6637              9   4  0    66       BASH BROS DOG (749)
-BREWER 6807                   5   2  0    66       NL CENTRAL (783)
 FLAT 6880                     5   1  0    60       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
-FATTENING 6926                6   2  0    59       BASH BROS CANDY (806)
 CHICKEN S#!^ 5952            13  10  0    57       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASTRO 6805                    4   0  0    56       NL CENTRAL (783)
-CLICHE 7533                   4   1  0    55       BB CHICK FLICK (923)
 TIM SALMON 6290               6   2  0    52       MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR TOM 6333                7   1  1    50       MORE VODKA (694)
 LAWN DART CATCHING 6308       5   1  0    49       BAD COMBOS (689)
 VARDON WEISS 6813             9  18  0    45       MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)
-TEMPTATION 6929               4   1  0    43       BASH BROS CANDY (806)
-SLOW EXPERIMENT 6811          6  21  0    40       LHC (705)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPALONG CASSIDY 7839         3   4  0    33       COWBOY CROONERS (981)
 RUPERT SAMS 7602              6   8  1    30       MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)
 BEAR 6221                     5   3  1    29       RUSSIAN BIRDS (671)
 UNREALITY 7016                3   0  0    29       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-ARRANGED 7312                 2   0  0    29       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)
-QUANTUM HICCUP 6789           0  27  0    27       LHC (705)
 ROY ROGERS 7836               2   5  0    24       COWBOY CROONERS (981)
-CAVITY 6928                   2   1  0    24       BASH BROS CANDY (806)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUGAR LOW 6930                6   3  1    22       BASH BROS CANDY (806)
-CONVENIENCE 7310              2   0  0    22       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)
 MR RIGHT HANDED 6876          4   2  0    21       BASH BROS TIRES (796)
-PIRATE 6806                   3   2  0    21       NL CENTRAL (783)
-STEALS GIRLFRIEND 6655        2   0  0    18       BASH BROS FRIEND (753)
 PURVIS QUAIL 7835             3   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY 9 (706)
-CUB 6810                      1   4  0    17       NL CENTRAL (783)
 HINT OF SLIME 7503            0   3  0    17       ONE LETTER OFF (917)
 STUPID CONTESTANT 7018        2   1  0    16       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-STEROID GAMES 6309            1   0  1    14       BAD COMBOS (689)
-TAX PENALTY 7311              1   1  0    13       BASH BROS MARRIAGE (881)
-NO PLOT 7531                  3   2  1    12       BB CHICK FLICK (923)
-CARDINAL 7601                 2   2  0    12       NL CENTRAL (783)
 GENE AUTRY 7838               1   6  1    10       COWBOY CROONERS (981)
-PRIMUS BASHER 7871            1   0  0    10       BAD COMBOS (689)
-TERRIBLE HOST 7019            0   1  0     7       BB REALITY SHOW (824)
-AGENT ORANGE 7499             0   1  0     7       MORE VODKA (694)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERMANENT DISABI 6592   2  1 0 BASH BROS WELFAR 740 SNOOP DOGGY DOGG 6245 264  NOT REVENGED
CISCO KID 7840          1  3 0 COWBOY CROONERS 981  RUPERT SAMS 7602      265   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fattening -- Those extra pounds sure seem to slow you down. -- Turbulent Billiards

Slow Experiment -- Good to see you making progress towards that rating. -- Tim Salmon

Teena Ulrik -- I feel like my innards have been ripped out. -- Chicken S#!^

Sugar Low -- Now there's someone I can look up to.  That doesn't happen very often.
-- Major Tom

Gene Autry -- I may have caught a tune of yours once or twice. -- Lawn Dart Catching

Hopalong Cassidy -- Darn slippery sands.  But at least we are in the playoffs now. --
Pirate

Rupert Sams -- No fair bringing a shotgun onto the bear trail. -- Bear

Arranged -- Not surprising result there.  We've seen you performing outside of this
arena. -- Hint of Slime

Ronarda Sola -- Thanks so much for that victory.  This way we both get those all
important Political Points. -- Freeloader

Vardon Weiss -- Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. -- Cliche

Turbulent Billiards -- I guess weight isn't and issue when playing pool. -- Fattening

Major Tom -- Yes, Sir! -- Sugar Low

Quantum Hiccup -- Number 27.  Pretty impressive. -- Humping Leg
P.S.  You still scare my manager.  He'd rather not be around when you change your
ways

Roy Rogers -- The way you ride that trail counted big time. -- Mr Right Handed

Bear -- Whether bird or otherwise, you ripped my screen play to shreds. -- No Plot

Purvis Quail -- Experience won you that one. -- Stupid Contestant

Hint of Slime -- You're not the only one who has hidden FE. -- Arranged

Rutabaga -- It's hard being an under-appreciated vegetable, isn't it? -- Jorja

Flat -- I should hope so!  What else is experience FOR? -- Rupert Sams

Freeloader -- Yes... I think that describes you very well. -- Ronarda Sola

Cliche -- What else could I do?  A shot rang out, a door slammed, a woman screamed...
I don't know if I wish the fight had been longer, or shorter. -- Vardon Weiss

Chicken S#!^ -- Into the compost with you. -- Teena Ulrik

Cub -- What kind of...?  Oh, you're a golem.  So I don't have to worry about
contributing to your extinction.   Good. -- Rupert Sams

Stupid Contestant -- Is there any other kind? -- Purvis Quail

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FREELOADER devastated RONARDA SOLA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DON CORNBEEFLEON vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
LONDON BEEFEATER was savagely defeated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute fight.
TURBULENT BILLIARDS bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
TIM SALMON was viciously subdued by HUMPING LEG in a action packed 4 minute brawl.
TEENA ULRIK bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute match.
CHICKEN S#!^ slimly won victory over HOPALONG CASSIDY in a 5 minute competition.
MAJOR TOM vanquished ROY ROGERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FLAT vanquished RUPERT SAMS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VARDON WEISS was vanquished by LAWN DART CATCHING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEAR beat PURVIS QUAIL in a 2 minute melee.
UNREALITY beat HINT OF SLIME in a 3 minute fight.
MR RIGHT HANDED savagely defeated GENE AUTRY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
STUPID CONTESTANT devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  13 -  4      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  25 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   55 -  33 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  25 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DON CORNBEEFLEON 5949      11   6  1  106 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
BASHING ATTACK   FREELOADER 6654            19   8  2  107 BASH BROS FRIEND (753)
AIMED BLOW       LONDON BEEFEATER 6238      14   1  0   85 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
WALL OF STEEL    CHICKEN S#!^ 5952          13  10  0   57 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIM SALMON 6290             6   2  0   52 MEAT YOUR MAKER (656)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DON CORNBEEFLEON 5949.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HUMPING LEG 6637.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOPALONG 
CASSIDY 7839, MR RIGHT HANDED 6876, GENE AUTRY 7838, TURBULENT BILLIARDS 6306, TEENA 
ULRIK 7241, PURVIS QUAIL 7835, UNREALITY 7016, TIM SALMON 6290, CHICKEN S#!^ 5952, 
and FLAT 6880.

The least popular fighter this week was VARDON WEISS 6813.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUPERT SAMS 7602, ROY ROGERS 7836, LONDON BEEFEATER 6238, 
RONARDA SOLA 6461, HINT OF SLIME 7503, BEAR 6221, LAWN DART CATCHING 6308, MAJOR TOM 
6333, DON CORNBEEFLEON 5949, and FREELOADER 6654.