DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/19/2012    Duedate: 07/16/2012

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOOB
PALINDROMES (693)
(73-6077) [16-6-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOOB                           LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH
PALINDROMES (693)              POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
(73-6077) [16-6-0,123]         (73-5857) [6-0-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOOB                           SUN RAY
PALINDROMES (693)              SUPER STARS (629)
(73-6077) [16-6-0,123]         (73-5490) [10-2-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         37
2. SUPER STARS (629)           34      WAY BACK WHEN (659)
3. SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)        31      Unchartered Team
4. PALINDROMES (693)           25
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         17      POOR COMBINATIONS (665)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)    6   0  0  100   1- 0 BASH BROS TELEPHON (694)  8  2 0
 2/ 2*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)     4   0  0  100   2/ 8 SUPER STARS (629)         8  2 0
 3/ 3 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       31   4  1 88.6   3/ 5 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       7  1 0
 4/ 5 FIRST DATE (637)          11   2  0 84.6   4/ 9 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       7  3 4
 5/ 7 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       26   7  3 78.8   5/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)   7  3 0
 6/ 6 AIR CANADA (635)          28   8  0 77.8   6/14 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       5  1 0
 7/ 8 SUPER STARS (629)         45  13  3 77.6   7/12 THE BULLS (43)            4  0 0
 8/ 9 MONGOL HORDE (658)        53  19  2 73.6   8/ 6 PALINDROMES (693)         4  0 0
 9/11 SUE'S BOYS (632)          55  22  4 71.4   9/10 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      4  2 0
10/ 4*KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)    7   3  0 70.0  10/ 7 SUE'S BOYS (632)          4  3 0
11/12 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      23  12  1 65.7  11/ 3 SAMURAI LORDS (75)        4  6 0
12/13 THE BULLS (43)           191 100 10 65.6  12/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       4 10 0
13/ 0 BASH BROS TELEPHON (694)  31  19  0 62.0  13/11 AIR CANADA (635)          3  1 0
14-14 DUDS (602)                62  44  3 58.5  14/13 MONGOL HORDE (658)        3  3 0
15/15 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      418 331 36 55.8  15/16*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   2  0 0
16/17 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      167 172  5 49.3  16/15 FIRST DATE (637)          2  0 0
17/18 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   65  71  1 47.8  17/17*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    2  0 0
18/19 PALINDROMES (693)         89 104  6 46.1  18/ 4 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)  2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SAMURAI LORDS (75)        19  27  0 41.3  19/19 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   2  4 0
20/21 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)  23  46  3 33.3  20/18*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        1  2 0
21/16*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)         1   2  0 33.3  21-20 DUDS (602)                1  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

Starting July 30 2012 (12 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 participants 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 will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
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:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10 
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    * After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins.
    ** Champions double applies to his score only - not to opponent.
    *** 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.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.   Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
      2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round.
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not 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.)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  E.g. A challenger
champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors (live only) won during the course of the contest will
gain a one (1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s)
wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions (live only) won during the course of the contest
will gain a one (1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are are 1 for 1 entrant, 3
for 2 entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV
scores 7 points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a
tournament results in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

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 on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, 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.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in
this order -- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes 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, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        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 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        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!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 06-05-12**

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 349): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 649): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 281): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 274): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 251): BASH BROS CABLE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): BLACK LIGHTNING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 249): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 273): G W BUSH of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 249): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 66): CRACKER JACKS of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 65): BERTHOLD of SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is with great joy that I hijack Boob's DM Column to honor a manager who needs
no introduction.

                             CONGRATULATIONS CRIP!

One turn, one team, 5 graduates, 5 styles.  Many arenas have never seen 5 graduates
in a turn, let alone from a single team.  When I first heard about this goal, I
thought, that would be really cool.  And to be honest, I didn't think it would be
that hard.  Time has told a somewhat different story.  Granted, Crip has done it in a
slow arena, where the setup time is longer.  But it is so easy to accidentally
graduate that it clearly is not a trivial task.  Yet Crip has done it and all kudos
go out to him.
     I hope to follow in his footsteps one day, though I may skip the 5 style thing
he did.

     In the meantime, I tip my hat to a fine manager and friend.

Thanks for the show, Crip!

-- Assur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ERINIKA.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Thinking about 
sending their team manager to the Dark Arena is MIDDLE WAY 18, after suffering a 11 
drop in ranking.  The boys at THEY MIGHT BE ORCS aren't the happy-go-lucky bunch we 
all know and love, after suffering a 14 drop last week.  What's a move up by 8 you 
ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to WAY BACK 
WHEN.  Good things come to those who fight well, as WORLDWIDE GORE can attest, moving 
up by 5.  Practice pays for BRAD PAISLEY, who pummelled BURIED TREASURE, to pocket 17 
points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, VETERAN MERCENARY was winsome, 
after beating ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL and seeing him lose 15 points.  Duelmaster BOOB from 
PALINDROMES is going for the gold, as he challenged MIDDLE WAY 18's SARMINO TIELO.  
Ooh, the excitement!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
SARMINO TIELO, of MIDDLE WAY 18, who despite a 14-14-0 couldn't overcome ERINIKA's 
Number 1.  Word has it one team in ERINIKA is using psychics to predict wins.  They 
lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are ERINIKA's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of FOUND IN THE SAND should take up some hobbies, as they are the most 
avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of SUE'S BOYS, so 
did that sorry team shy from FOUND IN THE SAND If challenges were horses, BURIED 
TREASURE could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Citizens of ERINIKA, 
be sure to settle your debts with RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE.  He's 
relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  Hey WORLDWIDE GORE!  
Is there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why RED HOT CHILE PAPA has been 
sent to the Dark Arena?   23-13-1 isn't so shabby!  BRANGO in the Dark Arena wasn't 
enough for YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE.  Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at 
The Welcome Wench will be!  Those who owe MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE money and 
had written it off, take note:  it'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND it'S MAD!!!  
LEN-KEVRALA in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE.  Maybe 
that certain serving girl(?) at The Welcome Wench will be!  Those who owe APPLE 
DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE money and had written him off, take note:  he'S BACK FROM 
THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will 
pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ERINIKA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOOB 6077                    16   6  0   123       PALINDROMES (693)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504       14   4  0   118       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-HINES WARD 5505              16   2  0   116       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 KENNY CHESNEY 5517           13   5  0   113       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           9   1  0   111       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 BEER KHAN 5755               16   6  1   108       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-ENDU ENDU 5242               21   6  0   107       DUDS (602)
 CARPENTER 5553               12   2  1   107       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
 GRIFFON 5523                 10   2  0   100       AIR CANADA (635)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SUN LIGHT 5489               12   2  1    97       SUPER STARS (629)
 BRAD PAISLEY 5520            10   5  1    97       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
 SUN STROKE 5486              10   3  1    96       SUPER STARS (629)
 BUTTERFLIES 5535             11   2  0    94       FIRST DATE (637)
 SAM THE SHAFT 5762           10   2  1    92       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 KITTY 5765                   12   1  0    91       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 SUN RAY 5490                 10   2  0    91       SUPER STARS (629)
 STUB BULL 5485                8  16  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
-BUSY 6088                     8   2  0    91       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEROME BETTIS 5501           11   5  1    88       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 SARMINO TIELO 5923           14  14  0    87       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-HERCULES 5525                13   4  0    86       AIR CANADA (635)
 FRISBEE 3098                 13  12  0    74       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502      10   6  2    74       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264         13  10  0    72       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 MRALISSA LOON 5939            9   7  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUM BULL 5669                14   2  0    63       THE BULLS (43)
 PRODIGAL SUN 5851             5   0  0    63       SUPER STARS (629)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756            11   4  0    59       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 SUN TZU 5488                  8   4  1    58       SUPER STARS (629)
 LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH 5857      6   0  0    58       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEANDERTHAL 6009              6  22  1    55       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 MAJOR BRADBURY 5879           4   0  0    52       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
 ROLEN 5422                    5   0  0    51       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-LEVIATHAN 6008                4   4  1    50       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 EDMONDS 5420                  4   2  0    50       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-DOLT 5506                     6   3  0    48       DUDS (602)
-SEA KING 5524                 5   1  0    45       AIR CANADA (635)
-ORCA 6005                     5   3  0    40       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 WENDY VINE 5949               6   6  0    39       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALITHA SEALE 5959            6   3  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 AMAKO 775                     5   4  0    32       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
-STATIC 6089                   6   4  0    31       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
-NOT IN SERVICE 6086           6   4  0    31       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
 PERTH 6001                    3   0  0    31       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
-BEACH BUM 4522                2   6  0    28       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-CANNOT HEAR 6085              7   3  0    27       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
 PUJOLS 5424                   4   2  1    26       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAMMOTH 6010                  3   2  0    26       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838         1   3  0    26       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-DROPPED CALL 6087             4   6  0    25       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
-DR. AWKWARD 6072              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (693)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITABATAKE 774                5   4  0    23       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 ISHIKAWA II 2415              5   3  0    18       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 JIRO 2416                     2   6  0    17       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
-SNEAKERS 5021                 2   1  0    16       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 WONTON NOT NOW 6069           1   0  0    16       PALINDROMES (693)
-CREE 6000                     1   0  0    16       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
 MATSUYA 772                   2   8  0    14       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084             1   0  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 CLIFF HANGER 5946             1   1  0     8       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 ACHIL 6004                    2   1  0     7       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
-IT'S A PIG'S WORLD 5948       0   1  0     7       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 DONEGAL 6003                  1   2  0     5       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CORMORANT 5526          0  1 0 AIR CANADA 635       ANODINE               252  NONE
BILL 5521               0  1 0 SUE'S BIG BOYS 634   ANODINE               252  NONE
G 5519                  0  1 0 SUE'S BIG BOYS 634   SNORL ONE-HAND        252  NONE
CORTEZ ALLEN 6093       0  1 0 SUE'S BOYS 632       FRELEN                252  NONE
RED HOT CHILE PA 3358  23 14 1 WORLDWIDE GORE 36    KENDROL LIGHTFIN      252  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kudos to Crip and Worldwide Gore!  An amazing feat!  Superior strategizing and
timing!  The Lord Protector graduation of all five warriors of five differing styles
on the same team AT THE SAME TIME is downright unheard of.  We are in awe. -- The
Consortium

TWENTY standbys last time?  That's wild.  Or not so wild, depending on your angle of
view. -- Jorja

Kitabatake -- Well, at least you don't have to eat kiwi fruits. -- Talitha Seale

Assur -- If Crip's "impressive return" is embodied in his graduation of an entire
team in fell swoop, I'm impressed.  Is this the end of Worldwide Gore, do you
suppose, or will there be replacements--perhaps as rookies at the tourney.... --
Jorja

Crip -- Serious congratulations to you.  That is an amazing feat. -- Jorja

Boob -- I wish you'd been female.  It would have made things more interesting. --
Sarmino Tielo

Beer Khan -- I never know what to do with litterers. -- Mralissa Loon
P.S.  But you can litter skills around me that way any time.

Dum Bull -- Lot of that going around. -- Wendy Vine

Maj'or Beradburrrry -- Bu' i' doeshn' hurr a' all. -- Talitha Seale

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED HOT CHILE PAPA was barely slain by KENDROL LIGHTFINGER in a 3 minute fight.
YANKEE DOODLE viciously butchered BRANGO in a 6 minute Dark Arena battle.
MONGOL HORDE assassinated ANODINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CROSS CZECH assassinated LEN-KEVRALA in a exciting 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
APPLE DANISH butchered SNENITH in a popular 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CORMORANT was executed by ANODINE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BILL was easily killed by ANODINE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
G was slaughtered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CORTEZ ALLEN was dispatched by FRELEN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
BOOB vanquished SARMINO TIELO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
BRAD PAISLEY overpowered BURIED TREASURE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
NEANDERTHAL was outlasted by DUM BULL in a 19 minute master's Challenge match.
KHAN D. DATE was devastated by FRISBEE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
EDMONDS bested WENDY VINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
MATSUYA was outwaited by PERTH in a crowd boring 14 minute gory Challenge fight.
PUJOLS bested JIRO in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KENNY CHESNEY handily defeated VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CARPENTER devastated MRALISSA LOON in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BEER KHAN overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
DEATHFROMABOVE beat VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute fight.
BUTTERFLIES viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute competition.
GRIFFON savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
SUN LIGHT viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
SUN RAY viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 4 minute gory veteran's bout.
JEROME BETTIS vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SUN STROKE vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STUB BULL demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KITTY won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute gory fray.
SAM THE SHAFT handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL was overpowered by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRODIGAL SUN vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
ROLEN overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUN TZU overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAJOR BRADBURY bested AMAKO in a exciting 2 minute battle.
KHAN KISSEDADOOR was bested by TALITHA SEALE in a action packed 3 minute bout.
KITABATAKE defeated DONEGAL in a 2 minute match.
ISHIKAWA II outlasted ACHIL in a monotonous 18 minute conflict.
CLIFF HANGER slimly lost to RAEMOND PURR in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
WONTON NOT NOW beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  13 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 252 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BOOB 6077                  16   6  0  123 PALINDROMES (693)
STRIKING ATTACK  CARPENTER 5553             12   2  1  107 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
AIMED BLOW       SAM THE SHAFT 5762         10   2  1   92 WAY BACK WHEN (659)
WALL OF STEEL    KITTY 5765                 12   1  0   91 WAY BACK WHEN (659)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUN RAY 5490               10   2  0   91 SUPER STARS (629)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRISBEE 3098               13  12  0   74 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
TOTAL PARRY      DUM BULL 5669              14   2  0   63 THE BULLS (43)
SLASHING ATTACK  PRODIGAL SUN 5851           5   0  0   63 SUPER STARS (629)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOOB 6077.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SUN RAY 5490.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAJOR BRADBURY 5879, BRAD 
PAISLEY 5520, BUTTERFLIES 5535, TALITHA SEALE 5959, FRISBEE 3098, EDMONDS 5420, SUN 
LIGHT 5489, RAEMOND PURR 6084, GRIFFON 5523, and KITTY 5765.

The least popular fighter this week was ACHIL 6004.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ISHIKAWA II 2415, NEANDERTHAL 6009, DUM BULL 5669, PERTH 6001, MATSUYA 
772, ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502, MRALISSA LOON 5939, KHAN D. DATE 5756, BURIED TREASURE 
4264, and SARMINO TIELO 5923.

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

RED HOT CHILE PAPA (73-3358) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
YANKEE DOODLE (73-3605) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
MONGOL HORDE (73-4001) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
CROSS CZECH (73-4008) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
APPLE DANISH (73-5247) WORLDWIDE GORE (36)