DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2004    Duedate: 01/10/2005

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-154

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE BLOOD
BLACK & BLUE (412)
(73-3657) [11-9-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE BLOOD                     ENDU ENDU
BLACK & BLUE (412)             DUDS (602)
(73-3657) [11-9-1,104]         (73-5242) [5-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABASHI                         SILVER BULL ION
BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)          THE BULLS (43)
(73-4151) [15-18-0,88]         (73-5149) [1-1-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUDS (602)                  41
2. BLACK & BLUE (412)          20      GODDESSES (578)
3. GODDESSES (578)             16      Unchartered Team
4. KIWI CONNECTION (406)       10
5. ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)          9      DUDS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 GODDESSES (578)           10   4  1 71.4   1/ 2 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       6  0 0
 2/ 1 THE BULLS (43)           150  74  8 67.0   2/ 4*DUDS (602)                6  4 0
 3/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     18  12  1 60.0   3/ 6 BLACK & BLUE (412)        4  0 2
 4/ 4 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      388 325 32 54.4   4/ 5 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     3  1 1
 5/ 3 BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)     87  73  6 54.4   5/ 1 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       3  2 0
 6/ 5 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       59  51  3 53.6   6/ 3 THE BULLS (43)            2  2 0
 7/ 8*DUDS (602)                 8   7  0 53.3   7/ 0 DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     2  3 0
 8- 6 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     39  35  4 52.7   8/ 0 GODDESSES (578)           1  0 1
 9/ 0 DOG SOLDIERS II (527)     18  18  0 50.0   9- 9 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     1  3 0
10/10 BLACK & BLUE (412)        22  29  3 43.1  10/ 8 BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)     1  3 0
11- 9 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       10  14  1 41.7  11-10 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): POSITION IS EMPTY
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): OISAN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      --------
DM 9 ZUKAL (turn 504): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
DM 15 MALCORN (turn 498): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
DM 16 WILLAF (turn 500): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 499): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 19 ZUWAYZA (turn 497): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 489): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 486): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
DM 35 MURSKA (turn 477): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
DM 50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 344): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 390): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                  Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
DM 12 RIZTAB (turn 504): CHAINSAW VIGILANTE of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
DM 28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                        SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
DM 29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
DM 31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                             GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
DM 32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
DM 33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 484): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
DM 43 VEASTIAN (turn 440): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
DM 45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
DM 47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
DM 56 ROCANIS (turn 365): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
DM 61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
DM 73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
              (turn 152): DR MAX of RACE THE WIND (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ERINIKA.  Too bad, WORLDWIDE GORE, but 
ODIN'S CHOSEN was just too good to be stopped.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings 
or anything, but WORLDWIDE GORE really goofed with their 0-1-0.  The guys at BLACK & 
BLUE like really pulled together to get a 2-0-2 this turn, moving up by 3.  Cut this 
out and put it in your scrapbooks, DUDS!  'Cause they got 3-1-0 and moved up to 2nd!  
MVP award for MONICA L.?  DUDS' proud of her after beating YA SLO and getting 21 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  YA SLO got smashed by MONICA L., and lost 
15 points!  Like BAATANAR'RITEZU's ABASHI is sweating since she got challenged by 
Duelmaster MANNAZ THORSSON!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  MANNAZ THORSSON 
stopped ABASHI dead in hers tracks!  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 DUDS 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 WORLDWIDE GORE's been avoiding DUDS so much?  Or is it just that they're 
too scared?  Like, is ABASHI popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of 
ERINIKA!  She's got a 15-18-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ERINIKA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ERINIKA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE BLOOD 3657              11   9  1   104       BLACK & BLUE (412)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL FROG 4547               14   7  0   117       THE BULLS (43)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           20  19  0    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABASHI 4151                  15  18  0    88       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
 BLACK EYE 3654                8   9  2    87       BLACK & BLUE (412)
-DEMOGORGON 4145              13   8  0    85       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
 WANSTEAD 3628                10  10  0    84       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-BULL MARKET 4124             19   8  1    82       THE BULLS (43)
-GUNGNIR 4267                 10  12  0    82       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-HARI-KARI 3049               10   4  0    79       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 KARATIA 3624                  8   2  1    68       KIWI CONNECTION (406)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAVILEMAR 4015               10   6  1    61       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-FORSETI ODINSON 4265         12  11  0    59       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 4268               11   6  2    47       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-CARPETMUNCHER 4558            8   6  1    39       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          8   5  0    39       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-MOLOCH 4142                   5   6  0    38       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
 TZENORITZE 4652               3   5  0    36       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKER 5080                  3   3  1    33       GODDESSES (578)
-AERILAYA VHOK 4016            2   1  1    31       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
 SHELTOWEE 4653                7   3  0    28       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
 ENDU ENDU 5242                5   0  0    27       DUDS (602)
 MONICA L. 5239                1   4  0    25       DUDS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE DANISH 5247             3   1  0    22       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-DUNCE 5256                    1   0  0    21       DUDS (602)
 SILVER BULL ION 5149          1   1  0    20       THE BULLS (43)
 CRAZY HORSE 4654              3   3  0    13       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
 DUFUS 5240                    1   0  0    13       DUDS (602)
-GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           2   1  0    10       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-JUSTIN TIME 4552              1   0  0    10       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
 YA SLO 4651                   2   2  0     8       DOG SOLDIERS II (527)
-ANDRAMELOCKAMON 4271          1   3  0     6       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
 LUG 5316                      0   2  0     2       DUDS (602)
-MAMMON 4521                   0   1  0     1       BAATANAR'RITEZU (471)
-JUMBO 4551                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KUNG-FU MASTER 13      0  1 0   1                   BLUE BLOOD 3657       154 NONE    
VENEMOUS CONCUBINE 15  0  1 0   1                   BLACK EYE 3654        154 NONE    
TATADAHO 4650          2  3 0 DOG SOLDIERS II 527   CRACKER 5080          154         
FRISIAN 4635          11  9 0 PERFECTION QUEST  513 CROSS CZECH 4008      150 NONE    
QUEENIE 4019           9  7 1 REIGN OF TERROR 450   KARATIA 3624          152         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello everybody -- I'm baaaack!  Only long enough to graduate the long overdue Abashi
though. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

Whoever wrote the spotlight last turn -- Sir Chester?  Does my alliance partner know
you're trash talkin' on him?  I don't see him here to defend himself, and with his
newfound inside info I'd certainly beware of angering him! -- Asmo, TCB

Crip -- So nice of you to provide a prime matchup for Abashi on her first turn! --
Asmo Dius

Monica L -- Get off your knees, into a clean dress, and get with it or I will need to
execute the Unlit Arena version of "You're Fired". -- Amy A. Airhead, Duds Princess

Osksi Osksi Noble Noble -- You you lose lose. -- Endu Endu

Apple Danish -- Just because you match up with an easy babe is no reason for you to
take advantage. -- Monica L.

Silver Bull Ion -- You fought like you were the product of a successful tournament.
I, on the other hand, was a product of the resultant of an unsuccessful tournament.
And it showed. -- Lug

Embezzling Scribe -- Me win that with money to spare. You git to wear pointy hat. --
Dunce

Heathen the Hated -- You are such a studly hunk. Thanks for the information, Hotty.
-- Amy A. Airhead, Duds Princess

Heathen -- No, I *don't* know how to keep my mouth shut.  My p-ads didn't get printed
last turn...though lately I've been too lazy to write 'em anyway. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

14 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Found T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANNAZ THORSSON devastated ABASHI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLUE BLOOD slaughtered KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
WANSTEAD vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLACK EYE assassinated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KARATIA devastated TZENORITZE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TATADAHO was assassinated by CRACKER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
APPLE DANISH slimly lost to ENDU ENDU in a action packed 11 minute gruesome fight.
SILVER BULL ION was unbelievably bested by SHELTOWEE in a action packed 4 minute duel.
CRAZY HORSE won victory over LUG in a popular 1 minute duel.
MONICA L. overpowered YA SLO in a 1 minute uneven match.
DUFUS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  11 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  11 -  3      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  26 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 154 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 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLUE BLOOD 3657            11   9  1  104 BLACK & BLUE (412)
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 3624                8   2  1   68 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABASHI 4151.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SILVER BULL ION 5149.  The ten other most popular fighters were APPLE DANISH 5247, 
BLUE BLOOD 3657, CRAZY HORSE 4654, BLACK EYE 3654, KARATIA 3624, LUG 5316, MONICA L. 
5239, DUFUS 5240, WANSTEAD 3628, and TZENORITZE 4652.

The least popular fighter this week was ENDU ENDU 5242.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YA SLO 4651, TATADAHO 4650, ABASHI 4151, SHELTOWEE 4653, CRACKER 5080, 
TZENORITZE 4652, WANSTEAD 3628, DUFUS 5240, MONICA L. 5239, and LUG 5316.

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

MANNAZ THORSSON (73-4269) ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)