DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2012    Duedate: 03/26/2012

TELORINTHE ARENA

DM-83    TURN-63

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VODI
OLLIS HEROES (27)
(83-158) [24-25-1,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VODI                           ALMENDRAS
OLLIS HEROES (27)              BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
(83-158) [24-25-1,135]         (83-353) [4-2-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YODA                           FABER CASTELL
OLLIS HEROES (27)              BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
(83-274) [12-16-0,108]         (83-335) [5-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OLDIES (5)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLLIS HEROES (27)           79
2. MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)          32      OLDIES (5)
3. BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)     30      Unchartered Team
4. THE MYRMIDONS (48)          28
5. OLDIES (5)                  -1      THE MYRMIDONS (48)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE MYRMIDONS (48)         7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 OLDIES (5)               10  5 0
 2/ 1 OLDIES (5)               216  99  8 68.6   2/ 2 OLLIS HEROES (27)         9  1 1
 3/ 3 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    65  47  2 58.0   3/ 6*THE MYRMIDONS (48)        7  3 0
 4/ 4*BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)   20  19  2 51.3   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)        7  8 0
 5/ 5 OLLIS HEROES (27)        123 120  6 50.6   5/ 3 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)    6  6 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)       104 106  4 49.5   6/ 5*BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)   6  9 2

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                     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**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): VODI of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): MONKEY BUSINESS of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 293): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 277): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 270): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 246): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 62): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 245): TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 345): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 292): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)
              (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
TELORINTHE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  THE MYRMIDONS turned their 4-1-0 
turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch OLLIS HEROES' heads swell from their 5-0-1 
this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see ALMENDRAS win a fight and gain 26 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, ALMENDRAS beat CONTRACT BRIDGE and CONTRACT BRIDGE lost 13 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like TELORINTHE has some guts at least, VODI the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
TELORINTHE may be getting bland, as VODI stays top dog in the city.  The Welcome 
Wench, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From TELORINTHE's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  OLLIS HEROES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was OLDIES.  Ha ha ha ha!  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, INDIANA 
JONES challenged up 30 to take on ERIC of SUDDENLY, THE VAN.  My sides still hurt 
from laughing about ERIC losing and giving INDIANA JONES 26 points of recognition.  
Ha ha ha ha!!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the TELORINTHE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VODI 158                     24  25  1   135       OLLIS HEROES (27)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRACKER JACKS 303            12  10  1   114       OLDIES (5)
 YODA 274                     12  16  0   108       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 BERTHOLD 314                 19   9  2    92       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 SAM TALL 293                 19  23  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEN 309                     16  12  0    90       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 MORIS NAHR 291               21  21  1    85       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 SANGER 315                   18  10  0    71       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIANA JONES 297             7   8  0    62       OLLIS HEROES (27)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALMENDRAS 353                 4   2  0    56       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 BEN10 306                     6   1  2    47       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 LIFE SCOUT 316               12   5  0    45       OLDIES (5)
 CUSTODIAN 325                 5   7  0    45       OLDIES (5)
 CONTRACT BRIDGE 308          11   7  1    41       OLDIES (5)
 ERIC 311                      8  10  0    41       SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
 ROSANA SABEL 326              5   7  0    40       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRO SALM 337                6   5  0    38       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
 MELANIE OBERN 324             7   6  1    35       MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FABER CASTELL 335             5   3  0    33       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 CIRCLE K 354                  3   1  0    25       OLDIES (5)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY POTTER 317              2   2  1    22       OLLIS HEROES (27)
 AUNTY JACK 357                2   0  0    21       THE MYRMIDONS (48)
 SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT 336         4   4  1    17       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 BOOLUUGY 333                  4   4  1    17       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 HECTOR PASCALS 359            1   1  0    17       THE MYRMIDONS (48)
 SOUTHBOUND 334                3   5  0    14       BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
 BARLDEN 358                   2   0  0    13       THE MYRMIDONS (48)
 GARKEN 356                    1   1  0    13       THE MYRMIDONS (48)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KHOAKS 355              1  1 0 THE MYRMIDONS 48     HARRY POTTER 317       63   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

"All -- I am one of the most important warriors in this arena, because if it weren't
for me, there might not be a back half of the pack. -- Custodian
P.S.  Plus-- this is one of the cleanest arenas around Alastari.

     Telorinthe is not IN Alastari. -- Arenmaster Salgreid"

Arenamaster, I appreciate your desire to be fair and accurate, but you might note
that I said "around Alastari", not "in Alastari" as you implied.  I know a good Eye
Doctor that I would recommend. (wink) -- Custodian

     Alastari is not round, either. -- Salgreid

Slight Adjustment -- It was my pleasure to clean your clock. -- Custodian

Moris Nahr -- No way was I going to let you get my prize! -- Cracker Jacks

Eric -- Suddenly, I ran and you are the man. -- Contract Bridge (overbidding his
hand)

Indiana Jones -- I was really excited about that win since I am a Hoosier by birth,
myself. -- Life Scout

Southbound -- I was headed north, and perhaps you should have been also? -- Circle K

Sigurd Fafnisbane of The Myridons -- My Oldies and I accept you offer to meet at The
Warty Toad for a drink.  We NEED a drink!  (Even though we are in training.) -- Coach
P.S.  May your stay in Telorinthe be long and prosperous.

Congratulations to Vodi of Ollis Heroes, Telorinthe's fine Duelmaster. -- Coach and
The Oldies

Rosana -- Bruises; oh, yes, lots of bruises.  We need to clean up our act! --
Custodian

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Telorinthe awaits. -- Coach

Circle K -- Nah, you fought circles around me. -- Petro Salm

Custodian -- If that's what needs doing.  Having a job is a good thing. -- Rosana
Sabel

Sigurd Fafnisbane -- Welcome. -- Jorja, the Middle Way

Cracker Jacks -- This is payback?  Why dangle your "prize" in front of everyone if
you won't let 'em keep it? -- Moris Nahr

Sven -- The crowd hates you.  They wouldn't have booed me if I fought someone
friendly. -- Sam Tall

Almendras -- Praline almonds, very good.  Though not so good as praline pecans. --
Rosana Sabel

Ben10 -- At least it was short.  I didn't have the energy for a long fight today. --
Melanie Obern

Booluugy -- I wouldn't have called that "savage," would you?  Let's go get mokus
together to forget it. -- Petro Salm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YODA slimly won victory over BERTHOLD in a 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
INDIANA JONES handily defeated ERIC in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
BEN10 devastated CIRCLE K in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
VODI outlasted SVEN in a unpopular 7 minute master's Title match.
CRACKER JACKS vanquished MORIS NAHR in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAM TALL overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute mismatched brawl.
SANGER overpowered ROSANA SABEL in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
LIFE SCOUT unbelievably bested FABER CASTELL in a popular 8 minute duel.
CONTRACT BRIDGE was vanquished by ALMENDRAS in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MELANIE OBERN overpowered SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
CUSTODIAN subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute match.
PETRO SALM devastated BOOLUUGY in a exciting 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
SOUTHBOUND was bested by AUNTY JACK in a 3 minute bout.
HARRY POTTER easily killed KHOAKS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
HECTOR PASCALS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
GARKEN handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BARLDEN bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  2      48  |

Turn  63 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        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CRACKER JACKS 303          12  10  1  114 OLDIES (5)
WALL OF STEEL    BERTHOLD 314               19   9  2   92 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
TOTAL PARRY      SVEN 309                   16  12  0   90 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
PARRY-LUNGE      SANGER 315                 18  10  0   71 SUDDENLY, THE VAN (41)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALMENDRAS 353               4   2  0   56 BLACK LIGHTNING II (44)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEN10 306                   6   1  2   47 OLLIS HEROES (27)
LUNGING ATTACK   PETRO SALM 337              6   5  0   38 MIDDLE WAY 21 (40)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YODA 274.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FABER CASTELL 335.  The ten other most popular fighters were YODA 274, BERTHOLD 314, 
PETRO SALM 337, AUNTY JACK 357, SANGER 315, CUSTODIAN 325, INDIANA JONES 297, CRACKER 
JACKS 303, ALMENDRAS 353, and MELANIE OBERN 324.

The least popular fighter this week was SVEN 309.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIFE SCOUT 316, KHOAKS 355, ROSANA SABEL 326, SAM TALL 293, MORIS NAHR 
291, VODI 158, CIRCLE K 354, ERIC 311, BARLDEN 358, and GARKEN 356.

               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