DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2016    Duedate: 02/16/2016

SHADOWSPIRE ARENA

DM-81    TURN-237

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIBSON
WICKED MARTYRS (148)
(81-2381) [18-7-1,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIBSON                         ALPACA SWEATER
WICKED MARTYRS (148)           FROM THE LEFT (166)
(81-2381) [18-7-1,137]         (81-2585) [5-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAVANA BLACK                   POGO JOE
WAR MACHINE (26)               THE COMMODORES (150)
(81-561) [23-24-1,96]          (81-2583) [2-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OTTO'S DINER (96)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)      59
2. SEARCH THE SKY (136)        48      SHANGHAIED (161)
3. THE MONSANTIS (112)         40      Unchartered Team
4. BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)      33
5. WICKED MARTYRS (148)        31      FROM THE LEFT (166)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SHANGHAIED (161)          42  28  1 60.0   1/ 5 OTTO'S DINER (96)        11  4 2
 2/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)      438 335 14 56.7   2/ 3 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     11  4 0
 3- 3 LA PENTARCHIE (11)       641 498 22 56.3   3/12 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      10  5 0
 4/ 5 SOME KINDA HATE (102)    192 160 16 54.5   4/ 1 WARMASTERS (15)           9  6 2
 5/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)    632 539 17 54.0   5/ 7 DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)     9  6 0
 6/ 8 DARQUE AGES (29)         507 436 18 53.8   6/10 FURRY FURY (25)           9  6 0
 7/ 9 WICKED MARTYRS (148)     152 132  9 53.5   7/ 8 SOME KINDA HATE (102)     8  4 0
 8/ 6 NBA LEGENDS (156)         55  50  7 52.4   8/ 6*FROM THE LEFT (166)       8  7 1
 9/ 4*FROM THE LEFT (166)       13  12  1 52.0   9/ 2 CULT OF BACCHUS (4)       8  7 0
10/11 WARMASTERS (15)          601 559 45 51.8  10/14 DARQUE AGES (29)          8  7 0
11/12 OTTO'S DINER (96)        446 418 23 51.6  11/15 SEARCH THE SKY (136)      8  7 0
12/13 FURRY FURY (25)          396 399 21 49.8  12/11 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)    7  8 1
13/14 THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)   207 217  8 48.8  13/17 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)    7  8 0
14/16 THE MONSANTIS (112)       82  93  5 46.9  14/ 4 SHANGHAIED (161)          7  8 0
15/15 THE COMMODORES (150)     109 130  4 45.6  15/20 THE MONSANTIS (112)       6  4 0
16/17 MONSTER MANUAL (87)      403 489 16 45.2  16/ 9 NBA LEGENDS (156)         6  9 1
17-18 PRAY THE GODS (155)       57  72  3 44.2  17/13 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        6  9 0
18/19 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)   300 391 21 43.4  18/18*PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)     5 10 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 SEARCH THE SKY (136)     138 190  6 42.1  19/19 THE COMMODORES (150)      5 10 0
20/23 DOOM BRIGADE (158)        30  50  1 37.5  20/21 WAR MACHINE (26)          4 11 1
21/24 WAR MACHINE (26)         118 203 17 36.8  21/22 INEBRIATION (27)          4 11 0
22/25 INEBRIATION (27)          87 160  7 35.2  22-23 PRAY THE GODS (155)       2  1 0
23/22*PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)      5  10  1 33.3  23-16 LA PENTARCHIE (11)        2  3 0
24/26 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      12  33  2 26.7  24/24 SCORPIO LIKES: (163)      2 10 1

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Gladiators of Shadowspire!

This has been a long, bumpy journey, but I finally made it:  Duelmaster and my invite 
in the same turn.  It only took me 177 turns to get them done.  I was experimenting, 
or was I the experiment?  Anyway, my first turn was way back on turn 59.  Came out of 
the gates looking promising, 5-1-0 to start.  Got a little rocky, going 4-4, to stay a 
respectable 9-5-0.  Then the rough times, falling to 13-20-0.  Otis assured me I was 
not going to fight in the Dark Arena, it was going to be graduation or death in the 
regular arena.  I am not sure what clicked but I managed to pull it together and go 
13-5-0 to get me where I am today.  I did get some ok faves so Otis may decide to let 
me put some time in, in ADM.  Heading to 103 Freeblades, but it may be a while before 
I am active again.

                                          -- Mykul

                                      SPY REPORT

Last cycle, I was trapped in the SYP offices by a snowstorm of apocalyptic magnitude.  
This cycle, I've ordered all the windows open in hopes of catching a cool breeze.  
Weather is a funny thing and the art of predicting it from day to day is the work of 
fools!  If you do not mind being wrong most of the time, look into spy reporting as a 
career; however, if you do not mind being wrong ALL the time, you definitely should 
explore weather forecasting.  Someone open another window and let's get on with the 
spy reporting!

The new Duelmaster is Gibson of Wicked Martyrs.  Congrats to DMobster, who holds both 
thrones in the regular speed, no-tourney arenas currently.  Unlike previous champions 
over the last few turns, Gibson did not get a graduation notice, so he can actually 
defend his title and join us again next turn.  He will have many fine warriors from 
the Challenger Champions seeking to unseat him!  We look forward to next turn's 
action.

We have a tie for most avoided team this turn.  I have stopped taking the golem's word 
for it and have began exploring the avoid reports more closely.  The ties appear to 
occur more often than not.  I will do my best to report those when they happen.  This 
turn, we find Big Lake Outcasts and Darque Ages as the most avoided teams.  The Big 
Lake Outcasts guild was avoided most by Darque Ages, while the Darque Ages guild was 
avoided mostly by War Machine.  The golems are also being vague as to the identity of 
the most challenged warrior for the turn. If I am understanding their sputtering 
speech correctly, Hateful Desire was the turn's most challenged warrior.  I am not 
sure if a congrats is in order or not?

There is only 1 non-Dark Arena death to report this cycle.  No-Teeth Keith of 
Shanghaied no longer need worry about his lack of dental equipment.  The tooth-
impaired warrior was killed by Byruho of The Mongoloids II in a random match up.  Five 
Dark Arena deaths for the turn, with the most notable being Scorpio's 1-9 and 0-10 
warriors being laid to rest.  May you find more suitable and winning recruits! Also, 
Hombre killed another warrior named Bob.  When are the authorities going to 
investigate this discriminatory behavior?  Do we need to start a petition?  Blood 
feuding was popular this turn.  The feuders went 3-2 overall, with Jed Sawyer and Feta 
Compli overcoming their blood avengers.

Congrats are in order for a number of warriors this turn.  We send Lord Protector 
Mykul of The Mongoloids II and Lord Protector Poudreux from La Pentarchie off to the 
Isle of the Eye.  They have fought their last battles on Shadowspire's storied sands.  
We wish you luck in your new, immortal endeavors.  We also want to congratulate Hakuna 
Frittata from Otto's Diner, Havana Black of War Machine, and Baby Crambus from Cult of 
Bacchus.  These 3 warriors have been invited to the Isle of the Eye and will fight 
their last turn in Shadowspire next cycle. Well done, warriors!

There were 3 big down challenges this turn.  Darque Ages dipped down in the ranks 
twice this turn as Tomoe Gozen and Regiomontanus looked down for opponents.  Tomoe 
Gozen went after Beer Gut of Inebriation, 20 points below her, and the fight ended as 
one would assume with Tomoe winning.  Farther down the ranks, we witnessed 
Regiomontanus going down 18 points after Pyrat of Inebriation.  This fight too ended 
with the higher ranked opponent coming out on top.  The amazing part of this story is 
that even at 20 and 18 points, neither was the largest down challenge of the turn!  
That honor (or dishonor) goes to Suicide Seed of The Monsantis.  Suicide Seed scrapes 
the bottom of the Champions recognition barrel to fight Hateful Desire of Big Lake 
Outcasts.  Hateful Desire goes down to the more highly ranked Suicide Seed.

There was some shifting in the team rankings this turn.  The most notable is Otto's 
Diner takes over the top spot with an 11-4-2 record. Warmasters, who held the spot 
last turn with the same record, falls to 5th at 9-6-2.  Monster Manual leaps into the 
top 5, rising 9 places to 3rd, which is the largest gain for turn 237.  Dragonbane 
Guild climbs 2, which is good enough to get them into the top 5 as well.  The turn's 
biggest loses belong to NBA Legends and Shanghaied.  NBA Legends had a 1-4 turn, which 
caused them to fall from 9th to 16th. And even though the Shanghaied guild fared 
better with a 2-3, they still dropped the most going down 10 spots from 4th to 14th.

I fear my sweat will begin to fall upon the scroll and blur all of my hard work, so I 
will stop now.  I hope to see you next turn for some more exciting Shadowspire action.  
I am going to search my contacts for a wand of frost or a wizard with a book of cold 
spells to use on the office.  On behalf of the Commission and the Yellow Press, 
goodbye! 

				 	  -- Phineas Rannulf

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIBSON 2381                  18   7  1   137       WICKED MARTYRS (148)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAGA 2281                    22  17  1   111       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 THE EMPRESS WU 2164          20  11  0   111       DARQUE AGES (29)
 BAILEY 2387                  15   9  1   108       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 SUICIDE SEED 1402            14  14  2   106       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 LYON BEAR 2412               12   8  0   102       THE COMMODORES (150)
 PEEKING DUCK 2363            17  10  1    99       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 OMFUG 2341                   21   8  2    98       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 DRY MOUTH MAX 2072           20  25  1    98       FURRY FURY (25)
 HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307         19  15  1    98       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 HAVANA BLACK 561             23  24  1    96       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SAILOR JEFFRY 2338           14  17  2    96       INEBRIATION (27)
 PHO C 2444                   10   9  2    92       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 BABY CRAMBUS 2343            18  11  0    91       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CREDITS 2280                 21  18  1    89       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 RINGO DEATHSTAR 2310         21  12  1    88       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 SHAMINO 2285                 18  18  0    83       THE COMMODORES (150)
 GARCHOMP 2470                11   6  0    82       FURRY FURY (25)
 MORDECAI MOUSE 2152          16  20  0    81       FURRY FURY (25)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARRY BIRD 2384              11  10  1    81       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 BARBAROSSA 2098              20  18  0    78       DARQUE AGES (29)
 SIMO HAYHA 2261              19  20  1    78       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 RYK THE DRAGON 2371          12  14  0    78       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 GRIZZLY REMAINS 2459         11   7  0    77       FURRY FURY (25)
-LISHCHKA 2322                15  12  1    76       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 TOMOE GOZEN 2207             14  12  0    72       DARQUE AGES (29)
 KITTY TANTRUM 2241           14  13  0    72       FURRY FURY (25)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-FINGER TONY 2499          9   5  0    66       SHANGHAIED (161)
 JED SAWYER 2474               8   8  3    66       WAR MACHINE (26)
 HATEFUL DESIRE 2457          12   6  1    65       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ALCESTE 2355                 16  11  0    64       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 BRUTAL GRUNGE 2390           13  10  0    63       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 DOCTOR J 2385                12   9  0    63       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 BYRUHO 2455                   9   9  2    63       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 PIXIE 2378                   12  13  0    61       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 ALPACA SWEATER 2585           5   0  0    60       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 BLUE DRAGON 2332             13  20  0    59       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 KAREEM 2382                  10  11  0    58       NBA LEGENDS (156)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAVE BULL 2453              10   8  1    54       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 WHITE LIGHTNING 2486          9   6  1    52       INEBRIATION (27)
 MORGUHN 2524                  6   6  1    52       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 ILL WIND 2398                13   9  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HUMDRUM 2397                  9  13  0    51       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 HEATWAVE 2542                 5   5  1    51       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 BARATUS 2515                  7   5  2    50       WARMASTERS (15)
 SUPERWEED 1675                6   5  0    50       THE MONSANTIS (112)
-CANICULE 2479                 7   7  0    49       LA PENTARCHIE (11)
 BLOODY MARIA 2536             6   5  0    49       WICKED MARTYRS (148)
 FETA COMPLI 2579              5   1  1    48       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 MIND FLAYER 2525              5   7  0    48       MONSTER MANUAL (87)
 BEER GUT 2490                11   3  0    47       INEBRIATION (27)
 BROOSS 1287                   9  20  0    47       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 WILT THE STILT 2383          10  11  2    43       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 HOLLOWSOUL 2414              10  10  2    42       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)
 THE PAPERBOY 2465             8   7  0    42       THE COMMODORES (150)
 TU DU 1652                    9   3  2    41       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 ZATHOG 2399                   9  13  1    41       SOME KINDA HATE (102)
 PLAN COLUMBIA 1612            8   6  1    41       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 KROW 2504                     7   5  0    39       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISCIPLE O CLAW 2489          7   6  0    33       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 BLACKJACK JOHNSON 2595        3   1  0    33       SHANGHAIED (161)
 FOUR-EYED FLOYD 2503          9   5  0    32       SHANGHAIED (161)
 ANNISTON 2570                 4   2  0    32       THE MONSANTIS (112)
 PHEARE 2433                   6  10  0    30       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 ECLIPSE 2565                  6   1  0    30       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 PLUG-IN CAR 2588              4   1  0    27       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 OCTAVIAN 2607                 3   0  1    26       WARMASTERS (15)
 TWO-TON TIMMONS 2578          4   2  0    25       SHANGHAIED (161)
 RAVENSTRIKE 2604              3   0  0    25       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 REGIOMONTANUS 2594            2   2  0    25       DARQUE AGES (29)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYLD TURKEY 2505              5   8  0    23       INEBRIATION (27)
 HAKEEM 2521                   4   6  3    23       NBA LEGENDS (156)
 STORMCLAW 2569                3   4  0    23       DRAGONBANE GUILD (13)
 WARWULF 2580                  4   0  0    22       CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENUMBRA 2517                 4   7  0    21       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 FEAR MONGER 2590              2   2  0    21       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 DARK CRESCENT 2613            2   0  0    21       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
-MORANA 2573                   1   3  0    20       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 RABID PAIN 2618               1   1  0    19       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 LUNARIS 2572                  4   3  1    18       WARMASTERS (15)
-CAJUN SEAFOOD 2526            4   5  1    18       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
-LONG BLACK HAIR 2528          4   5  0    17       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 SCAPULA 2571                  4   3  0    15       WARMASTERS (15)
 POGO JOE 2583                 2   1  0    15       THE COMMODORES (150)
 EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT 2603         1   2  0    15       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
-A SMOKING WOMAN 2562          3   3  1    13       SCORPIO LIKES: (163)
 TRAJAN 2566                   3   4  0    13       WARMASTERS (15)
 PHOTOSPASM 2627               1   0  0    13       SEARCH THE SKY (136)
 THOMAS BECKET 2616            1   1  0    13       DARQUE AGES (29)
-JANNA 2581                    2   1  0    12       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 AGLAIA 2609                   2   1  0    10       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 HUNTER 2599                   1   2  0    10       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
 PROTEST FOR HIRE 2597         0   3  0     9       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 CURD BURGLAR 2598             2   1  0     8       OTTO'S DINER (96)
 PREDATOR 2602                 2   1  0     7       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
 DEZMUND 2561                  1   4  0     7       THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
 BEAST WITHIN 2601             1   2  1     6       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
-MOKOSH 2574                   1   3  0     6       PRAY THE GODS (155)
 LUXLORD BLACK 2608            1   2  0     5       BIG LAKE OUTCASTS (19)
 ANDROMEDA 2605                1   2  0     5       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 AL ROPER 2612                 1   1  0     5       WAR MACHINE (26)
 TIGERLILY 2614                1   1  0     4       DOOM BRIGADE (158)
 PYRAT 2615                    0   2  0     2       INEBRIATION (27)
 FIGHT OR FLIGHT 2624          0   1  0     1       PRIMAL INSTINCT (167)
 SNOD 2629                     0   1  0     1       WAR MACHINE (26)
 SOCIAL JUSTICE 2626           0   1  0     1       FROM THE LEFT (166)
 VOID BREAKER 2628             0   1  0     1       SEARCH THE SKY (136)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REVEREND PAIN 2610      0  1 0 BIG LAKE OUTCASTS 19 BEAST WITHIN 2601     235  JUST REVENGED
ALEXANDER NEVSKY 2541   3  3 0 DARQUE AGES 29       LADDY BUCK 2493       233  NOT REVENGED
ANNA COMNENA 2593       1  1 0 DARQUE AGES 29       JED SAWYER 2474       235  REVENGED
GUY DE CHAULIC 2097    19 15 1 DARQUE AGES 29       HAVANA BLACK 561      233  REVENGED
CALLAMYTIE 2496         5  5 1 DOOM BRIGADE 158     WILT THE STILT 2383   234  REVENGED
SWAMPBLACK 2606         0  1 0 DOOM BRIGADE 158     A SMOKING WOMAN 2562  235   
GLOBAL ALARMIST 2591    2  1 1 FROM THE LEFT 166    FETA COMPLI 2579      236   
OLD MILL 2488           4  9 0 INEBRIATION 27       HAKEEM 2521           235  JUST REVENGED
BEEF JERKY 2530         1  9 0 SCORPIO LIKES: 163   BANDIT PRINCE         237  NONE
MT. DEW: CODE RE 2527   0 10 0 SCORPIO LIKES: 163   SHEWISH GIANT         237  NONE
ASTRI 2288             13 17 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   PHO C 2444            235   
PHOTOPLASM 2611         0  3 0 SEARCH THE SKY 136   ARENAMASTER           237  NONE
NO-TEETH KEITH 2500     8  6 1 SHANGHAIED 161       BYRUHO 2455           237   
THREE-TOE JOE 2501      6  4 0 SHANGHAIED 161       BARATUS 2515          233  JUST REVENGED
BOB 2625                0  1 0 THE COMMODORES 150   HIGH ELF              237  NONE
FREDDY FIREBALL 2557    4  3 1 WAR MACHINE 26       GLOBAL ALARMIST 2591  235  NONE
SLUG FACE 2547          1  7 1 WAR MACHINE 26       LUNARIS 2572          236   
WAYNE 2630              0  1 0 WAR MACHINE 26       HIGH ELF              237  NONE
THRAX 2567              4  1 0 WARMASTERS 15        NO-TEETH KEITH 2500   234  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Den -- You are either completely filled with fear or a complete feckless frog-catching 
fool.  Lucky for the game I am not a new manager and understand that some people have 

NO, 0, zilch, wouldn't know where to start looking for some, complete lack of, 
wouldn't know if it bit him in the butt, never heard of the word, HONOR or respect.  
You sir, are on my list. -- Manager of Primal Instinct

Hateful Desire (LU 12-5-1) -- You obviously don't have a beastly side if you couldn't 
kill a lowly noob. -- Beast Within (BA 1-1-1)
P.S. Congrats on the win, dip wad.

Pogo Joe -- Looks like I need to work on the first two parts of the name, I seem to 
have the repeat down with my repeat loss....  I'm hungry now. -- Eat-Sleep-Repeat

Protest for Hire -- I would protest but I won, so.... -- Predator

Curd Burglar -- That was fun, we need to do that again. -- Hunter

Baratus -- I'm tired of seeing your ugly mug. -- No-Teeth Keith

Cajun Seafood -- I prefer my Cajun food with more fight in it. -- Two-Finger Tony

Heatwave -- Rematch!  I want a rematch!  Um...later. -- Blackjack Johnson

The Paperboy -- Uhh...I forgot to swing. -- Four-Eyed Floyd

Regiomontanus -- Exhausting, ain't it? -- Two-Ton Timmons

Congrats to the Warmasters on hitting 600 wins.  That is no small accomplishment. -- 
Nomad

Tomoe Gozen -- Now that was a most Ill Wind.  But not the type I like.  Perhaps my 
partners can return the favor. -- Ill Wind

Brave Bull -- Unbelievably best they called it.  More like destiny.  Some things I can 
do, and standing there and taking the charge of a big, bad bull appears to be one of 
those things. -- Brutal Grunge

All right Shadowspire!  Make more Plungers!  Not everyone needs to be a lunger, 
striker or Aimer!  Show some creativity!  

Mt. Dew -- You're pathetic.  The training dummies in our practice yard put up a better 
fight! -- Eclipse

Al Roper -- You are excited and confused.  You obviously need to find the door the 
Dark Arena... You will not be missed. -- Dark Crescent

Aglaia -- Wow -- to lose to a mutton-head like you?  Time for some of that 'special' 
night time training! -- Photoplasm

Barbarossa -- C'mon, Son!  I knew my favored rhythm and I've got the experience to 
make the most of it.  And yet you thought you had a chance?  Really?! -- Monoceros

With the graduation of Mykul I will be taking a break from Shadowspire.  There are 
some warriors that I am going to try and graduate from other arenas.  I may also drop 
in for a turn or two in other arenas to time some warriors for tournaments.  I will 
definitely be back here sometime soon.  Brooss is a very interesting warrior and a 
very LONG term project.  Who knows, my replacement may be so good I have to stay here 
and run him/her. -- Otis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEEF JERKY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MT. DEW: CODE RED was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PHOTOPLASM was murdered by ARENAMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BOB was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WAYNE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
SAILOR JEFFRY overpowered HAKEEM in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
BARBAROSSA was devastated by JED SAWYER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
TWO-FINGER TONY overpowered BARATUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
PROTEST FOR HIRE slimly lost to FETA COMPLI in a 2 minute Bloodfeud melee.
RABID PAIN vanquished BEAST WITHIN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
SUICIDE SEED overpowered HATEFUL DESIRE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BABY CRAMBUS was overpowered by MYKUL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
PEEKING DUCK was beaten by GIBSON in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
GARCHOMP was subdued by BAILEY in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SHAMINO was viciously subdued by DRY MOUTH MAX in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
PHO C bested MORDECAI MOUSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
TOMOE GOZEN viciously subdued BEER GUT in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
KITTY TANTRUM defeated PIXIE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge struggle.
RYK THE DRAGON overcame SIMO HAYHA in a 1 minute master's Challenge bout.
HOLLOWSOUL was bested by ILL WIND in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
KROW was demolished by DOCTOR J in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BRAVE BULL was defeated by ALCESTE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge conflict.
FOUR-EYED FLOYD was bested by HEATWAVE in a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge bout.
WHITE LIGHTNING subdued THE PAPERBOY in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
WILT THE STILT was handily defeated by ALPACA SWEATER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
PLAN COLUMBIA devastated PENUMBRA in a 4 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
FEAR MONGER was defeated by ECLIPSE in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
WYLD TURKEY was overpowered by TU DU in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
TRAJAN was overpowered by ANNISTON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
REGIOMONTANUS overpowered PYRAT in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
WARWULF outwaited POGO JOE in a action packed 7 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
HUNTER was beaten by OCTAVIAN in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
EAT-SLEEP-REPEAT vanquished DEZMUND in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BLACKJACK JOHNSON demolished SCAPULA in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
PLUG-IN CAR overpowered PREDATOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
THE EMPRESS WU luckily beat OMFUG in a popular 5 minute bloody expert's contest.
HAVANA BLACK was savagely defeated by NAGA in a exciting 2 minute master's match.
HAKUNA FRITTATA savagely defeated LARRY BIRD in a 2 minute veteran's match.
RINGO DEATHSTAR slimly lost to LYON BEAR in a 4 minute gory bout.
CREDITS viciously subdued BRUTAL GRUNGE in a exciting 3 minute bloody master's bout.
KAREEM was vanquished by GRIZZLY REMAINS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PHEARE was demolished by HUMDRUM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZATHOG was devastated by MORGUHN in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
BYRUHO easily killed NO-TEETH KEITH in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BLUE DRAGON slimly won victory over DISCIPLE O CLAW in a 6 minute mismatched melee.
SUPERWEED savagely defeated TWO-TON TIMMONS in a popular 2 minute brutal match.
BLOODY MARIA overpowered LUNARIS in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
BROOSS was overpowered by MIND FLAYER in a 1 minute uneven competition.
STORMCLAW luckily beat LUXLORD BLACK in a 1 minute match.
RAVENSTRIKE handily defeated VOID BREAKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ANDROMEDA was demolished by PHOTOSPASM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
AGLAIA bested SNOD in a 4 minute novice's conflict.
AL ROPER slimly won victory over FIGHT OR FLIGHT in a 6 minute novice's battle.
DARK CRESCENT devastated TIGERLILY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
THOMAS BECKET demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
CURD BURGLAR bested SOCIAL JUSTICE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  30 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         PARRY-RIPOSTE     45 -  33 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                      14         LUNGING ATTACK   110 -  99 -  7      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   89 -  81 -  6      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  29 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     9         AIMED BLOW        58 -  64 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    8         PARRY-STRIKE      41 -  50 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  51 -  5      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  67 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  46 -  2      39  |

Turn 237 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-RIPOSTE      7 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         6 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 13         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  9         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  9         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GIBSON 2381                18   7  1  137 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
STRIKING ATTACK  NAGA 2281                  22  17  1  111 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
TOTAL PARRY      THE EMPRESS WU 2164        20  11  0  111 DARQUE AGES (29)
AIMED BLOW       BAILEY 2387                15   9  1  108 WICKED MARTYRS (148)
LUNGING ATTACK   PEEKING DUCK 2363          17  10  1   99 OTTO'S DINER (96)
PARRY-LUNGE      HAKUNA FRITTATA 2307       19  15  1   98 OTTO'S DINER (96)
SLASHING ATTACK  CREDITS 2280               21  18  1   89 MONSTER MANUAL (87)
WALL OF STEEL    LARRY BIRD 2384            11  10  1   81 NBA LEGENDS (156)
BASHING ATTACK   SUPERWEED 1675              6   5  0   50 THE MONSANTIS (112)
PARRY-STRIKE     TU DU 1652                  9   3  2   41 THE MONSANTIS (112)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAVANA BLACK 561.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was POGO JOE 2583.  The ten other most popular fighters were OMFUG 2341, CREDITS 
2280, HEATWAVE 2542, SUPERWEED 1675, BRAVE BULL 2453, NAGA 2281, HAKUNA FRITTATA 
2307, PEEKING DUCK 2363, DRY MOUTH MAX 2072, and TOMOE GOZEN 2207.

The least popular fighter this week was AL ROPER 2612.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ECLIPSE 2565, SOCIAL JUSTICE 2626, TIGERLILY 2614, AGLAIA 2609, VOID 
BREAKER 2628, BROOSS 1287, LUNARIS 2572, KAREEM 2382, HAVANA BLACK 561, and PREDATOR 
2602.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAKUNA FRITTATA (81-2307) OTTO'S DINER (96)
HAVANA BLACK (81-561) WAR MACHINE (26)
BABY CRAMBUS (81-2343) CULT OF BACCHUS (4)

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

MYKUL (81-1018) THE MONGOLOIDS II (30)
POUDREUX (81-2187) LA PENTARCHIE (11)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALLIOL BLACKMOON 614 (59-42-0)        0  5  0         DRAGONBANE GUILD     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ODDJOB 1766 (49-33-1)                  3  3  0         BOND-AGE             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAT N TONIC 1870 (32-30-3)             5  3  0         FURRY FURY           
MACEO 928 (49-41-1)                    1  3  0         FUCHI OWNED          

                              NEW NOVEL:  "BLOOD GAMES"

Hail Gladiatorial Managers of Alastari,

     My name is Mark G. Manley, AKA Grimwood, author of the Duel 2 novel, "Dark 
Arena."  The RSI staff and I are pleased to announce the next novel in the Duel 2 
reality, "Blood Games."  A publisher has offered a contract to publish the novel and 
I'll continue to provide detailed updates as they become available.  However, I wanted 
to share a quick blurb about the novel.

                                        * * *

     WAR!
     The land of Alastari is thrown into chaos caused by the invasion of the Rirorni 
horde.  Swept up in the conflict and captured is My-re, a young girl living on the 
edge of the Rirorni plains.  Regarded as a spoil of war and growing up in a Rirorni 
family band, her troubles just begin as warlords within the Rirorni Empire fight each 
other for prestige, property, and personal honor.  For mutual protection, My-re is 
taught the family band's Wall of Steel combat style, where if executed correctly, no 
blade, no weapon, no arrow can penetrate.
     In a land where life is dangerous, brutal, and short, My-re is confronted by a 
prominent Rirorni warrior and kills him in self-defense.  She is sold to a Rirorni 
slaver after being found guilty of murder, and exiled back to her native land of 
Alastari.  However, there is no happy reunion, no joyful return, as she is sentenced 
to fight in the Blood Games arena for her crime.
     My-re's one chance of freedom resides in winning the Blood Game tournament.  But 
the champion is not declared by besting your opponents, but by slaughtering them.

                                        * * *

     As with novel "Dark Arena," I worked with RSI to write and publish "Blood Games" 
in the Duel 2 world of Alastari.  But it will always be known as Duelmasters to me.
     I wanted to share a little bit of background about myself, I started my first 
team back on turn 12 in Niania (Arena #2) on February 13, 1990.  I managed a team 
called Wolverines.  The next summer at Gen Con, I started my main team, Skull Squadron 
in Rocanis (Arena #56).  The following summer at Gen Con, I stared Legion of Death, in 
Valamantis (Arena #62).  Twenty-five years later, I've graduated numerous warriors, 
which would not be an easy feat to count.
     Good luck on the arena sands and more to come.

                                          -- Mark G. Manley
                                             AKA Grimwood