DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2012    Duedate: 03/06/2012

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-134

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZIGGY PIKE
DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
(81-1487) [14-18-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VICTOR                         TUKWILLA
WARMASTERS (15)                THE WILLBURYS II (127)
(81-1369) [22-20-1,129]        (81-1627) [4-5-2,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VICTOR                         FISH TACO
WARMASTERS (15)                FOOD (130)
(81-1369) [22-20-1,129]        (81-1687) [8-7-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WARMASTERS (15)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OF WOLF AND MAN (57)        42
2. CLAN LONGBEARD (39)         36      LA PENTARCHIE (11)
3. DARQUE AGES (29)            25      Unchartered Team
4. SUMMERBORN (104)            21
5. OTTO'S DINER (96)           20      THE WILLBURYS II (127)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BOND-AGE (133)            32  18  1 64.0   1/ 3 WARMASTERS (15)          10  5 1
 2/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       386 276 14 58.3   2/ 1 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       10  5 0
 3/ 4 SUMMERBORN (104)         158 134 17 54.1   3/ 6 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 4/ 3 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    359 307 12 53.9   4/ 9 JUNGLELAND (103)          9  6 0
 5/ 5 JUNGLELAND (103)         152 130  4 53.9   5/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)         8  7 0
 6/ 6 DARQUE AGES (29)         293 260 14 53.0   6/ 5 SUMMERBORN (104)          7  7 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S DINER (96)        186 169  5 52.4   7/10 MONSTER MANUAL (87)       7  7 0
 8/ 8 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)     330 310 13 51.6   8/ 2 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     7  8 0
 9/11 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)      341 326 15 51.1   9/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)          6  9 0
10/ 9 WARMASTERS (15)          336 322 25 51.1  10/12 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)       6  9 0
11/12 LITERATE LOONS (40)      318 350 14 47.6  11- 4 BOND-AGE (133)            5  5 0
12/14 FURRY FURY (25)          203 229 11 47.0  12/16*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    5  7 1
13/13 FOOD (130)                32  38  2 45.7  13/15 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)      5  8 0
14/15 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      167 218  5 43.4  14/11 LITERATE LOONS (40)       5 10 0
15-16 GFE (126)                 37  51  3 42.0  15/13 FOOD (130)                3  9 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17*THE WILLBURYS II (127)    16  26  3 38.1  16-14 GFE (126)                 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

                                      -- Spork (SPORK!)

                     ANNOUNCING TURF WAR VIII; DM47; JULY 2012

     Don't miss the premier event in all Alastari!  Gather an alliance.  (2 to 4
managers).  Select a captain.  Send in your entry fee(certs).  Prepare your warriors.
The competition, the acclaim, and the prizes await.
     The Turf War is expected to bring ten or more teams to battle.  The competition
is fierce.  Only one Alliance can win TW8.  Will it be yours?

                                 *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.  (Lack of participant indication of
joining and/or lack of 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 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 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 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 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.
        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 02-20-12**

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     SPORK!  SPORK!  spork SPORK!  Hello again, this is your SPORK! Favorite
multipurpose untensil greeting you (spork) once again from the top of the rankings.
Spork.  This week I (spork) have to give credit to Madam Marie.  SPORK!  She actually
made me work for (spork) that one.  SPORKSporkspork.  She even made me miss my
pedicure appointment.  SPORK!  Now I have to walk around (sporkspork) with unkempt
cuticles.  I hope you're happy, Marie.  SPORORORK.  It really is tough being
duelmaster.  Sporkspork.  I can see why so many of you SPORK avoid it at all costs.
spokORK!  spork.  I guess that's all I have to say SPORK this week.  I know
Squishypillar (spork) has been looking for me.  I guess he can (spork) cross the nail
salon off his list of (SPORK) places to check.  Gah!  I'll be back next week (sp) if
(pork) I can survive this fashion disaster.  spoporksporkspork.  Until then,
I remain.....

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SHADOWSPIRE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team LA PENTARCHIE was 
unseated this week as WARMASTERS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 2-3-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon BOND-AGE this time out who 
this turn suffered a fall into 11th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
JUNGLELAND went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-1 
record which THE WILLBURYS II managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  SUBPRIME RIB caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ANGEROO and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SUBPRIME RIB put down ANGEROO, 
causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most 
sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster 
SPORK himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week as ZIGGY PIKE 
boldly challenged SPORK in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has 
turned out in honor of ZIGGY PIKE, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told 
me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SHADOWSPIRE "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  SHADOWSPIRE, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is FURRY FURY, a guild shunned and avoided by many in 
the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding FURRY FURY.  Indeed it was WARMASTERS.  
For some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how 
GLABRIO of WARMASTERS challenged down 18 points to FAILED DOG TRICK.  Few would not 
have guessed the outcome of the bout as FAILED DOG TRICK was overcame by GLABRIO.  Is 
this what passes for courage in SHADOWSPIRE?  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that ZWINGLI posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized TUKWILLA.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ZWINGLI was defeated 
by TUKWILLA.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  KNUT SUNDERHELM must hold silent, for this week he 
was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by GWENNOLAY of OF WOLF AND 
MAN.  Hail GWENNOLAY for thy victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in SHADOWSPIRE as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZIGGY PIKE 1487              14  18  0   116       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VICTOR 1369                  22  20  1   129       WARMASTERS (15)
 SQUASHAPILLAR 1478           17  15  1   117       FURRY FURY (25)
 CHARLES MARTEL 1346          19  24  2   115       DARQUE AGES (29)
 CREIDDY LAD 1484             18  14  3   114       SUMMERBORN (104)
 ARCHON 1390                  25  16  0   104       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 JUNEBUG 1543                 14  12  4   103       SUMMERBORN (104)
 GWENNOLAY 1631               12   9  0    99       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
 SUBPRIME RIB 1567            15  10  1    97       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 FIVE 1572                    17   8  1    94       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 WONDERFACE 1522              17  12  0    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BIG BONES BILLIE 1442        16  14  1    91       JUNGLELAND (103)
 MOLLUSQUOME 1629             15   6  1    91       LA PENTARCHIE (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM WOLFE 1467               19  15  3    90       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 MADAM MARIE 1356             25  14  0    89       JUNGLELAND (103)
 JERSEY DEVIL 1638            10   5  1    89       JUNGLELAND (103)
 SPORK 1562                   18   8  0    86       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 JAKLAK 1430                  22  15  0    81       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569         11  14  3    81       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 ANGEROO 1452                 21  13  0    78       FURRY FURY (25)
-KRONSTEEN 1748                7   3  0    78       BOND-AGE (133)
 BENEDICT 1470                17  16  0    75       OF WOLF AND MAN (57)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JULIETTE 1630                13   8  0    66       SUMMERBORN (104)
 MEAN JOHN BROWN 1648          8   6  0    66       JUNGLELAND (103)
-TEE HEE JOHNSON 1752          7   3  0    66       BOND-AGE (133)
 BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688          7   8  1    63       FOOD (130)
-ROSA KLEBB 1765               7   2  0    63       BOND-AGE (133)
-ODDJOB 1766                   6   3  0    61       BOND-AGE (133)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREMLIN STEW 1710            12   3  0    53       OTTO'S DINER (96)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEOHR 1737                    8   5  0    53       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 DROW 1774                     7   3  0    53       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 MAXENTIUS 1591               12  10  1    50       WARMASTERS (15)
-SUSAN 1665                    9   7  0    48       GFE (126)
 MARTILN 1742                  8   3  0    48       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
 FISH TACO 1687                8   7  1    47       FOOD (130)
 CAZADOR 1578                 11  13  0    46       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-BERNADETTE 1618               9   9  1    45       GFE (126)
 HARE BINGER 1790              6   1  1    44       FURRY FURY (25)
 IRONHEAD 1722                10   4  0    43       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
-NICK NACK 1750                5   5  1    41       BOND-AGE (133)
 LADY GODIVA 1782              7   1  0    40       DARQUE AGES (29)
-LANEL 1619                   10   8  0    38       GFE (126)
 ONION RINGS 1684              9   6  0    38       FOOD (130)
 PURPLE WORM 1775              5   5  0    38       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 TAMERLANE 1764                5   5  0    37       DARQUE AGES (29)
 ZADIE SMITH 1701             10   6  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 TURDUCKEN 1784                3   5  0    35       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746          5   7  1    34       LITERATE LOONS (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLABRIO 1800                  4   1  0    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 EBORIUS 1799                  3   2  0    32       WARMASTERS (15)
 MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793         4   1  1    31       SUMMERBORN (104)
 CLERLEON 1796                 4   2  0    31       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 LITTLE DARLING 1700           7   9  0    30       SUMMERBORN (104)
 TUKWILLA 1627                 4   5  2    30       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 RENTON 1623                   4   5  1    29       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
-MICHELLE 1622                 5  13  0    28       GFE (126)
 SUMNER 1624                   3   6  0    27       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 TOSSED SALAD 1686             5  10  0    25       FOOD (130)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRWEHN 1785                   4   4  0    19       CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
-ZARLENE 1726                  3   9  1    19       GFE (126)
 WYNDHAM LEWIS 1776            4   6  0    18       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 SNOW SQUIRREL 1813            2   1  0    18       FURRY FURY (25)
 WASHSOUGAL 1625               4   5  0    17       THE WILLBURYS II (127)
 JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783        3   5  1    15       DARQUE AGES (29)
 FAILED DOG TRICK 1798         1   4  0    13       FURRY FURY (25)
 ZWINGLI 1804                  1   3  0     6       DARQUE AGES (29)
 EDNA MILLAY 1834              1   0  0     6       LITERATE LOONS (40)
 INGRAT 1805                   1   3  0     6       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 INTELLECT DEVOURER 1820       1   1  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 PONY BOY 1836                 1   0  0     5       JUNGLELAND (103)
 STORM GIANT 1819              1   1  0     5       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 HIPPOGRIFF 1821               0   2  0     2       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KLAUS VON SPIRE 1833          0   1  0     1       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 PELAGIUS 1835                 0   1  0     1       WARMASTERS (15)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      RENTON 1623           134  NONE
BECK 743               13 12 0 ALE HOUSE MERCS 5    JUNEBUG 1543          130  NOT REVENGED
RODDON 1792             2  2 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    HARE BINGER 1790      131   
RUG 91276 1832          0  1 0 CLAN LONGBEARD 39    BLACK ORC             134  NONE
KURT VONNEGUT 1802      0  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 40    JULIAN OF NORWIC 1783 131  REVENGED
HELL HOUND 1788         3  2 0 MONSTER MANUAL 87    MAXENTIUS 1591        132   
DEADMAN 1829            0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   WURM KIN              134  NONE
MURDER 1830             0  1 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   ARENAMASTER           134  NONE
NIKUS 1583             12 11 1 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   CREIDDY LAD 1484      133   
VALAK 1650              7  9 0 OF WOLF AND MAN 57   KNUT SUNDERHELM 1569  131  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EXPIRED CHEESE 1831     0  1 0 OTTO'S DINER 96      SPYMASTER             134  NONE
ORTING 1626             1  5 0 THE WILLBURYS II 127 MIDSUMMER WREATH 1793 131   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ziggy Pike -- I continue my downward spiral of dueling.  I haven't seen a win in so
long I have forgotten what one looks like. -- Charles Martel

Tom Wolfe -- Such was expected from you and your squad, we have seen you do it
before.  While certainly within your rights, we think it a bit overboard for a random
match up kill.  Though I'm guessing since you are not as vocal as Elephant was in the
past, people will just overlook it.  Well, we've never considered ourselves as just
people.  So, from this point forward, your team gets the red lettering, meaning you
are henceforth eligible targets for grossly mismatched DCs, head shots, and any other
villainy Darque Ages can concoct. -- Julian of Norwich

Failed Dog Trick -- My manager really needs to pay attention and avoid your team. --
Zwingli

Gremlin Stew -- Well, that was boringly tragic.  I won't be looking you up anytime
soon, but I'll be better prepared if the day comes. -- Lady Godiva

Renton -- I have no explanation.  My record should be much better, and knowing kind
of what you look like, I know you are thinking the same about yourself.  Perhaps
there is a curse here upon greatness. -- Tamerlane

All -- You do not need the AD button on the D2 site to send in personal ads.  Send an
email to ads at reality dot com.  While I can't promise HAL will NEVER eat them, you
improve your chances if you send it in plain text.  If Ed. has an alternative address
for you, she can inform you of that here. -- Master Darque

     Not today on the alternative address, but YES on the Plain Text transmission.
     Plain text (dot txt), no fancy fonts, no colors, no italics, bolds, or
     underlines... PLEASE.  I won't eat your personals if they're full of formatting
     code, because they clog my arteries, but I'll mutter anathema as I proof 'em. --
     the Editor

All -- Okay, back at thee!  I am back and active.  I look forward to clashing blades
once again.  Time to whip these sorry warriors into shape -- Tripwire

Charles Martel -- Nicely done!  I thought I still had you there.  I think it's time
to let Archon start moving a bit, he has the ability! -- Tripwire

Oddjob -- Good lord, do you think I taught you enough?  All that skill but sometimes
being physical is enough. -- Benedict

Creiddy Lad -- Ugh, well, it's going to be a challenge with the Bloodfeuds but I will
give it a shot! -- Benedict and Company

Junebug -- Man, do all of your buddies have so many kills?  I thought you had me with
your bare hands there for a second.  All those crits I throw and still not a single
expert do I have!  I will take what I can get. -- Gwennolay

Knut -- I haven't forgotten you!  Sending Archon your way, lets see if he can get his
shields a bashin. -- Tripwire

Nice column, awesome Spork!  Now let's hit this nice armor of yours... -- LP

I think that's the third time I met the Veteran Mercenary.  Quite weird, no?  But the
good part, is that I get better each time!  Again? -- Five (or will it be five
times?)

Purple Worm seems good... a recruit from dm11? -- LP

Spork -- You avoided my challenge.  I shall try again, and this time pull the tail
from between your legs and prepare to feel some pain. -- Squashapillar

Summerborn -- Do we have a new kill master, move over, Vanek. -- Grimm

Victor -- Graduate already. -- Angeroo

Kronsteen -- What are you crazy? -- Squashapillar

Storm Giant -- With my endurance I was impressed I made 7 minutes. -- Snow Squirrel

Wyndham Lewis -- Good fight, you are on your way up. -- Hare Binger

Monster Manual -- Tough break on the random match up a couple of turns ago where Hell
Hound was matched up with Maxentius by the Gladitoral Commission.  A 15 FE and 16
point difference in the standings can be tough to over come.  I hope your replacement
was a good one. -- Vanek, Manager of Warmasters

Gremlin Stew -- I thought I had you early in that fight.  You're tougher than I
initially thought and I was surprised you lasted 6 whole minutes.  Thanks for the
great learns to by the way! -- Maxentius

Shadowspire -- Things are getting a little bit too quiet around here lately!  Let's
liven things up a bit, shall we?  Let's show the rest of Alastari why this is the
greatest arena in existance today and try to get these personal ads to explode next
turn like they did in the not so distant past.  And for you managers that have a
taken a leave of absence from Shadowspire recently, but still take the time to check
out the newsletter, get back in here!  We miss the easy wins you guys provided!
(Just kidding....get your butts back here though anyways!) -- Vanek

Spork -- Congrats on holding the throne the last 2 turns.  Hopefully with a little
luck, I can get my shot to bump you off of it before I graduate! -- Victor

Spork -- Argh!  Beaten at my own game.  That does, however, mean that I get to stay
here for a little while longer.  How long will you be around for?  Care for a
rematch? -- Madam Marie

Subprime Rib -- Ribs are tiny bones; mine are big bones!  You sure had to pay for
those skills, didn't you? -- Big Bones Billie

Brussel Sprouts -- I always like it when the warm-up is far longer than the fight
itself. -- Jersey Devil

Nick Nack -- Such a stereotypical fight between our styles.  But I would've thought
it would've gone the other way.  Guess I might be the one with (k)nack. -- Mean John
Brown

Otto -- We seem to match-up a lot.  Guess food and drinks make for a good combo! --
Bartender
P.S.  Although, my team here is not named after drinks, so I guess it would be food
and Springsteen characters and that makes no sense at all.  Oh, well...

Julian -- Boo hoo.  You took a single bloodfeud loss with the probability of gaining
5 or 6 skills.  If this counts as an egregious offense to you, do your worst, big
boy. -- Tom Wolfe

Julian of Norwich --
Higgeldy piggeldy, poor little Julian,
Fought with the might of a drunken old queen.
Stumbles and misses, crowd jeers and hisses,
Weepily cries out, "Why's Tom Wolfe so mean?" -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Clergeon -- Indeed.  Easier to take the pipe than go for a name change. -- Ghost of
Urdula

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 91276 was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EXPIRED CHEESE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
DEADMAN was murdered by WURM KIN in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MURDER was butchered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BENEDICT was savagely defeated by CREIDDY LAD in a 1 minute master's Bloodfeud match.
ZIGGY PIKE overpowered SPORK in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge Title struggle.
SUBPRIME RIB savagely defeated ANGEROO in a 14 minute expert's Challenge melee.
KNUT SUNDERHELM was viciously subdued by GWENNOLAY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MEAN JOHN BROWN overpowered MAXENTIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
IRONHEAD was savagely defeated by BRUSSEL SPROUTS in a 9 minute Challenge fight.
GREMLIN STEW unbelievably bested FISH TACO in a 9 minute Challenge conflict.
LITTLE DARLING was narrowly defeated by PURPLE WORM in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
TAMERLANE handily defeated WYNDHAM LEWIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
LADY GODIVA luckily beat JOSEPH MITCHELL in a 8 minute Challenge struggle.
TURDUCKEN overpowered JULIAN OF NORWICH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
EBORIUS was defeated by DROW in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
GLABRIO subdued FAILED DOG TRICK in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
HIPPOGRIFF was overpowered by SNOW SQUIRREL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MIDSUMMER WREATH devastated WASHSOUGAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZWINGLI lost to TUKWILLA in a 3 minute Challenge match.
FIVE was beaten by ARCHON in a action packed 4 minute expert's fray.
WONDERFACE was devastated by VICTOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SQUASHAPILLAR overpowered BIG BONES BILLIE in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
CHARLES MARTEL vanquished TOM WOLFE in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
MADAM MARIE was savagely defeated by JUNEBUG in a popular 3 minute expert's duel.
MOLLUSQUOME savagely defeated JAKLAK in a exciting 5 minute gory expert's competition.
JULIETTE was overpowered by JERSEY DEVIL in a popular 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
HARE BINGER subdued ZADIE SMITH in a 3 minute fight.
CAZADOR was savagely defeated by FEOHR in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
ONION RINGS was overcome by MARTILN in a 4 minute bloody match.
TOSSED SALAD lost to CLERLEON in a 2 minute fight.
RENTON butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SUMNER devastated CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute brutal uneven bout.
IRWEHN savagely defeated INTELLECT DEVOURER in a 2 minute brutal conflict.
INGRAT slimly lost to STORM GIANT in a crowd boring 11 minute gory novice's bout.
KLAUS VON SPIRE was overcome by EDNA MILLAY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
PELAGIUS lost to PONY BOY in a 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  37 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         PARRY-STRIKE      55 -  43 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  37 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         BASHING ATTACK    56 -  62 -  2      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  33 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  73 -  4      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   75 -  94 -  8      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  28 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  24 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  1      27  |

Turn 134 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  8         4  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         3  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   VICTOR 1369                22  20  1  129 WARMASTERS (15)
BASHING ATTACK   SQUASHAPILLAR 1478         17  15  1  117 FURRY FURY (25)
STRIKING ATTACK  CREIDDY LAD 1484           18  14  3  114 SUMMERBORN (104)
TOTAL PARRY      ARCHON 1390                25  16  0  104 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
PARRY-STRIKE     GWENNOLAY 1631             12   9  0   99 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
SLASHING ATTACK  TOM WOLFE 1467             19  15  3   90 LITERATE LOONS (40)
PARRY-LUNGE      BENEDICT 1470              17  16  0   75 OF WOLF AND MAN (57)
AIMED BLOW       DROW 1774                   7   3  0   53 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    MARTILN 1742                8   3  0   48 CLAN LONGBEARD (39)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VICTOR 1369.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FISH TACO 1687.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRUSSEL SPROUTS 1688, 
MOLLUSQUOME 1629, JOSEPH MITCHELL 1746, FIVE 1572, ZIGGY PIKE 1487, GWENNOLAY 1631, 
JUNEBUG 1543, FEOHR 1737, LITTLE DARLING 1700, and EBORIUS 1799.

The least popular fighter this week was STORM GIANT 1819.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANGEROO 1452, INGRAT 1805, ZADIE SMITH 1701, JULIETTE 1630, TOM 
WOLFE 1467, WASHSOUGAL 1625, HIPPOGRIFF 1821, JULIAN OF NORWICH 1783, WYNDHAM LEWIS 
1776, and MAXENTIUS 1591.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

VICTOR (81-1369) WARMASTERS (15)
SQUASHAPILLAR (81-1478) FURRY FURY (25)
CREIDDY LAD (81-1484) SUMMERBORN (104)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes