DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2010    Duedate: 02/09/2010

BLACKSTONE ARENA

DM 84    TURN 45

This Week's Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIRAGE
DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)
(84-10230) [9-6-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIRAGE                         UNBORN MONISM
DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)        040709H (1456)
(84-10230) [9-6-1,91]          (84-7870) [6-2-2,86]

Popularity Leader              This Week's Favorite

D?S? OPEN?                     D?S? OPEN?
KEEP YOU GUESSING (1298)       KEEP YOU GUESSING (1298)
(84-6872) [5-6-2,51]           (84-6872) [5-6-2,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CELESTIAL KNIGHTS II (1849)   48 
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (1803)         35    DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)
3. PASSPORT REQUIRED (1924)      25    Unchartered Team
4. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (1519)   25 
5. SUPE FORCES 0909 (1857)       22    POSITION IS EMPTY

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1418)  7   0  0 100.   1/24*STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)   4  1 0
 2- 3*072209J (1828)             4   0  1 100.   2/34*CELESTIAL KNIGHTS  (1849) 4  7 1
 3- 6*LUROCIAN CRITTERS (1712)   2   0  1 100.   3/ 5*040709H (1456)            3  0 1
 4- 7*SUPE FORCES 7907 (1697)    2   0  1 100.   4/25*071709H (1772)            3  0 0
 5- 9*071709Z (1788)             2   0  0 100.   5- 1 GRIMM WASTES (994)        3  1 0
 6-11*SUPERHEROES. (1711)        2   0  0 100.   6/31*PASSPORT REQUIRED (1924)  3  6 1
 7-14*LUROCIAN JESTERS (1705)    2   0  0 100.   7/35*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (1803)     3 11 2
 8/ 0*KELL KIDS 09-45 (1740)     1   0  0 100.   8-10*SUPE FORCES 7907 (1697)   2  0 1
 9/ 0*KELL KIDS 09-53 (1742)     1   0  0 100.   9-30*KELL KIDS 09-50 (1745)    2  0 0
10-15*STREET WALKERS (1752)      1   0  0 100.  10- 8*THE STAND 2 (1840)        2  0 0
11/ 0*TURKEY RAMPAGE (1897)      1   0  0 100.  11- 2*071808C (960)             2  0 0
12/ 0*GENUS GENIUS (1888)        1   0  0 100.  12-33*KAOS X (1000)             2  0 0
13-18*LUROCIAN PRISONERS (1707)  1   0  0 100.  13- 3*MEDAL OF HONOR T5 (1135)  2  0 0
14/ 0*KELLUMBOS KIDS MN7 (888)   1   0  0 100.  14- 4*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1418) 2  0 0
15/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS28 (1634)   1   0  0 100.  15-17*SUPE FORCES 3903 (1445)   2  0 0
16-20*SISTERHOOD (1845)          9   1  0 90.0  16/79*HAND ME DOWNS (1067)      2  1 1
17/22*S. FORCES 7804 (916)       8   1  0 88.9  17/22 DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)   2  1 0
18-21*MEDAL OF HONOR T5 (1135)   7   1  0 87.5  18/26*071709AA (1789)           2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-23*KELLUMBOS KIDS 3 (597)     5   1  1 83.3  19- 7*SISTERHOOD (1845)         2  1 0
20-24 011609S (1345)             9   2  0 81.8  20/23*072909M (1732)            2  1 0
21-25*071808C (960)              8   2  0 80.0  21/64*S. FORCES 7804 (916)      2  1 0
22/43*STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)    4   1  0 80.0  22-32*KAOSS (1183)              2  1 0
23/ 0*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (1519)  4   1  0 80.0  23/72*SUPE FORCES 1906 (1564)   2  1 0
24-26*KELLUMBO KID CLV2 (1609)   4   1  0 80.0  24/19*PHILANTHROPISTS39 (1645)  2  1 0
25-28*KELLUMBO KID CLV7 (1614)   9   3  1 75.0  25/65*SUPE FORCES 7906 (1696)   2  1 0
26/32*HAND ME DOWNS (1067)       6   2  1 75.0  26/ 6*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (827)   2  1 0
27-29*072209G (1825)             3   1  0 75.0  27/12*STREET WALKERS 3 (1754)   2  2 0
28-30*072209H (1826)             3   1  0 75.0  28- 9*MEDAL OF HONOR T3 (1133)  2  2 0
29/45*SUPE FORCES 7906 (1696)    3   1  0 75.0  29-37*STREET WALKERS (1752)     1  0 0
30-31 KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN8 (842) 13   5  2 72.2  30/ 0*TURKEY RAMPAGE (1897)     1  0 0
31/40*SUPE FORCES 1906 (1564)    5   2  0 71.4  31-11*072209A (1819)            1  0 0
32-33 HOTEL STILL BLOWS (1369)  14   6  0 70.0  32-57*072209D (1822)            1  0 0
33-34 COOL DORKS (1379)          7   3  1 70.0  33-60*072209G (1825)            1  0 0
34/48*040709H (1456)             8   4  3 66.7  34/ 0*KELL KIDS 09-45 (1740)    1  0 0
35/49*071709H (1772)             6   3  0 66.7  35-15*072209J (1828)            1  0 0
36-35*KELL KIDS 09-50 (1745)     4   2  0 66.7  36-62*072409F (1835)            1  0 0
37-36*THE STAND 2 (1840)         4   2  0 66.7  37/ 0*GENUS GENIUS (1888)       1  0 0
38/ 0*ONE HIT WONDERS (1079)     4   2  0 66.7  38-13*071709Z (1788)            1  0 0
39-39*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1423)  4   2  0 66.7  39/ 0*KELL KIDS 09-53 (1742)    1  0 0
40-37*KELLUMBOS KIDS MN13 (892)  4   2  0 66.7  40-14*ZOMBIE SQUAD (1802)       1  0 0
41/27*PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (827)    4   2  0 66.7  41/ 0*SUPE FORCES 0909 (1857)   1  0 0
42-41*KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN2 (837)  4   2  0 66.7  42-70*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1441) 1  0 0
43-44*ZOMBIE SQUAD (1802)        2   1  0 66.7  43/ 0*MY HOMETOWN (1357)        1  0 0
44/12*PHILANTHROPISTS39 (1645)   2   1  0 66.7  44/ 0*ONE HIT WONDERS (1079)    1  0 0
45-47*MEDAL OF HONOR X12 (1681)  2   1  0 66.7  45/ 0*FURRY-FURY (1428)         1  0 0
46/13*SUPE FORCES 7904 (1694)    2   1  0 66.7  46-39*BONE TRAUMA (1430)        1  0 0
47-50*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1179)  5   3  0 62.5  47-51*LUROCIAN PRISONERS (1707) 1  0 0
48-52 MEDAL OF HONOR G1  (1805)100  65  9 60.6  48/ 0*KELLUMBOS KIDS MN7 (888)  1  0 0
49-53*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1422)  3   2  1 60.0  49/ 0*SUPE FORCES 3901 (1448)   1  0 0
50/65*072909M (1732)             3   2  0 60.0  50/42*DEFENDERS (1494)          1  0 0
51-54*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1441)  3   2  0 60.0  51-74*KELLUMBOS KIDS MN13 (892) 1  0 0
52/57 DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)   11   8  1 57.9  52-18*KELLUMBO KID CLV7 (1614)  1  0 0
53/51*JUST DESERTS (958)         5   4  0 55.6  53/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS28 (1634)  1  0 0
54-58 DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129)    12  10  0 54.5  54-48*LUROCIAN CRITTERS (1712)  1  0 0
55-59 SUPE FORCES 7806 (918)     6   5  2 54.5  55-46*SUPERHEROES. (1711)       1  0 0
56-60*072409D (1833)             4   4  0 50.0  56-16 011609S (1345)            1  0 0
57/56*071709AA (1789)            4   4  0 50.0  57-50*LUROCIAN JESTERS (1705)   1  0 0
58-61*SUPE FORCES 3903 (1445)    4   4  0 50.0  58-20*KELLUMBOS KIDS 3 (597)    1  0 0
59/42*SUPE FORCES 0907 (1855)    2   2  1 50.0  59-21*KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN2 (837) 1  0 0
60-67*072209D (1822)             2   2  0 50.0  60-56 SUPE FORCES 7806 (918)    1  1 1
61-68*072209E (1823)             2   2  0 50.0  61-77*MEDAL OF HONOR X11 (1680) 1  1 1
62-69*072209F (1824)             2   2  0 50.0  62/38*STREET WALKERS 4 (1755)   1  1 0
63/ 8*STREET WALKERS 3 (1754)    2   2  0 50.0  63-75*SUPE FORCES 1908 (1339)   1  1 0
64-70*072409F (1835)             2   2  0 50.0  64-81 DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129)    1  1 0
65-66*072209A (1819)             2   2  0 50.0  65-78*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1179) 1  1 0
66-64*072209C (1821)             2   2  0 50.0  66-29*MEDAL OF HONOR X12 (1681) 1  1 0
67-72*MEDAL OF HONOR J10 (724)   2   2  0 50.0  67/49*SUPE FORCES 7904 (1694)   1  1 0
68/16*STREET WALKERS 4 (1755)    1   1  0 50.0  68-85 KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN8 (842) 1  1 0
69/ 0*SUPE FORCES 0909 (1857)    1   1  0 50.0  69-83*MEDAL OF HONOR J10 (724)  1  1 0
70/ 0*SUPE FORCES 3901 (1448)    1   1  0 50.0  70-84 MEDAL OF HONOR L5 (739)   1  1 0
71/ 0*MY HOMETOWN (1357)         1   1  0 50.0  71/55*SUPE FORCES 0907 (1855)   1  2 1
72/ 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD III (1853)   70  80  4 46.7  72/96 DUNGEON CELL 07 (511)     1  2 1
73/80 KEEP YOU GUESSING (1298)   5   6  2 45.5  73/ 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD III (1853)   1  2 0
74/81 MISISTERS OF DEFEN (1302)  5   6  0 45.5  74/94 KEEP YOU GUESSING (1298)  1  2 0
75/77 DUNGEON CELL 07 (511)     13  17  2 43.3  75/27*JUST DESERTS (958)        1  2 0
76-76*SUPE FORCES 1908 (1339)    3   4  0 42.9  76/95 MISISTERS OF DEFEN (1302) 1  2 0
77/91*CELESTIAL KNIGHTS  (1849)  7  10  1 41.2  77/67 SUPE FORCES 0804 (1037)   1  2 0
78-78 MEDAL OF HONOR L5 (739)    7  10  0 41.2  78/28*NOT THAT LANE! (990)      1  2 0
79/75 SUPE FORCES 0804 (1037)    4   6  0 40.0  79/76*INTO THE WILD (810)       1  2 0
80/71*NOT THAT LANE! (990)       2   3  0 40.0  80/93 KAOS LORDS (920)          1  3 1
81/73*INTO THE WILD (810)        2   3  0 40.0  81/63*STREET WALKERS 5 (1756)   1  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
82/ 0*FURRY-FURY (1428)          3   5  0 37.5  82-88*GRIMM FATE (1546)         1  5 0
83-83*MEDAL OF HONOR T11 (1141)  3   5  0 37.5  83/91*071709L (1769)            0  3 0
84-84*MEDAL OF HONOR T3 (1133)   4   7  0 36.4  84/99*S. FORCES 7805 (917)      0  3 0
85/86*PASSPORT REQUIRED (1924)   3   6  1 33.3  00/100*PHILANTHROPISTS35 (1641)  0  3 0
86/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR T2 (1132)   3   6  0 33.3  86/82 FORMER BOSSES (953)       0  3 0
87/82*S. FORCES 7805 (917)       2   4  0 33.3  87-87*072409D (1833)            0  2 0
88/97*DEFENDERS (1494)           2   4  0 33.3  88-86 MEDAL OF HONOR G1  (1805) 0  2 0
89-87*MEDAL OF HONOR X11 (1680)  1   2  1 33.3  89-92*MEDAL OF HONOR T11 (1141) 0  2 0
90-88*072909G (1726)             1   2  0 33.3  90-80 COOL DORKS (1379)         0  2 0
91-90 GRIMM WASTES (994)        10  23  0 30.3  91-61*072209H (1826)            0  1 0
92-93*KAOS X (1000)              4  10  0 28.6  92-59*072209F (1824)            0  1 0
93/92 FORMER BOSSES (953)        4  11  0 26.7  93-97*072209C (1821)            0  1 0
94-94*KAOSS (1183)               4  11  0 26.7  94-98*072909G (1726)            0  1 0
95-95*072409A (1830)             1   3  1 25.0  95/ 0*SUPE FORCES 0908 (1856)   0  1 0
96/74*STREET WALKERS 5 (1756)    1   3  0 25.0  96-58*072209E (1823)            0  1 0
97/96*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (1803)      4  14  2 22.2  97/ 0*SECRET TRYSTS (1861)      0  1 0
98-99*BONE TRAUMA (1430)         1   5  0 16.7  98/ 0*KILLERS (1847)            0  1 0
99/98*071709L (1769)             1   6  0 14.3  99-54*072409A (1830)            0  1 0
02/102 KAOS LORDS (920)           3  27  1 10.0  00-73*KELLUMBO KID CLV2 (1609)  0  1 0
01-101 MEDAL OF HONRO T4 (1134)   1  10  0  9.1  01/ 0*POSITIVE ALTERNATI (1519) 0  1 0
00-100*GRIMM FATE (1546)          1  10  0  9.1  02-66 HOTEL STILL BLOWS (1369)  0  1 0
08/108*PHILANTHROPISTS35 (1641)   0   3  0  0.0  03/ 0*MEDAL OF HONOR T2 (1132)  0  1 0
04/ 0*SUPE FORCES 0908 (1856)    0   2  0  0.0  07-107*SUPE FORCES 7902 (1693)   0  1 0
07-107*MEDAL OF HONOR T9 (1139)   0   2  0  0.0  05-71 MEDAL OF HONRO T4 (1134)  0  1 0
06-106*LUROCIAN DINOS (1710)      0   2  0  0.0  04-104*SUPE FORCES 7905 (1695)   0  1 0
09-109*LUROCIAN SALADS (1709)     0   2  0  0.0  07-68*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1422) 0  1 0
08/ 0*KILLERS (1847)             0   1  0  0.0  08-69*KELLUMBOS KIDS 09- (1423) 0  1 0
09/ 0*SECRET TRYSTS (1861)       0   1  0  0.0  06-106*LUROCIAN DRAGONS 2 (1698) 0  1 0
10/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS34 (1640)   0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS34 (1640)  0  1 0
10-110*LUROCIAN DRAGONS 2 (1698)  0   1  0  0.0  01-101*MEDAL OF HONOR T9 (1139)  0  1 0
11-111*SUPE FORCES 7902 (1693)    0   1  0  0.0  09-109*LUROCIAN SALADS (1709)    0  1 0
13-113*SUPE FORCES 7905 (1695)    0   1  0  0.0  10-110*LUROCIAN DINOS (1710)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to GRIMM WASTES, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the STREET 
WALKERS 2 stable.  Take a look at STREET WALKERS 2's act, as they have a 2-0-0 week 
and gain 23 places in the team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored 
bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is CELESTIAL KNIGHTS II, who swept up 32 places in 
the ranks.  Take a look at 071709H's act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 21 
places in the team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, 
I admit it's corny) is PASSPORT REQUIRED, who swept up 25 places in the ranks.  Take 
a look at ZOMBIE SQUAD 2's act, as they have a 1-4-1 week and gain 28 places in the 
team ranking.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's 
corny) is HAND ME DOWNS, who swept up 63 places in the ranks.  Take a look at S. 
FORCES 7804's act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 43 places in the team ranking.  
Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is SUPE 
FORCES 1906, who swept up 49 places in the ranks.  Take a look at SUPE FORCES 7906's 
act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 40 places in the team ranking.  A seasoned 
team is steady in the lists.  But to PHILANTHROPISTS 2, which fell to 26th, it's what 
you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  What goes up, must come down.  Watch out 
BLACKSTONE!  STREET WALKERS 3 may fall on you as it crushes past the teams below it 
to fall on the 27th spot.  Suffering under a 0-1-0 record and dropping from 38th to 
62nd place were the STREET WALKERS 4.  Keep trying!  A seasoned team is steady in the 
lists.  But to SUPE FORCES 7904, which fell to 67th, it's what you soak in before 
going to the Dark Arena.  What goes up, must come down.  Watch out BLACKSTONE!  SUPE 
FORCES 0907 may fall on you as it crushes past the teams below it to fall on the 71st 
spot.  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is 
DUNGEON CELL 07, who swept up 24 places in the ranks.  Take a look at KEEP YOU 
GUESSING's act, as they have a 1-0-0 week and gain 20 places in the team ranking.  
Suffering under a 0-1-0 record and dropping from 27th to 75th place were the JUST 
DESERTS.  Keep trying!  Rising in the ranks like a loaf of armored bread (okay, I 
admit it's corny) is MISISTERS OF DEFENSE, who swept up 19 places in the ranks.  A 
seasoned team is steady in the lists.  But to NOT THAT LANE!, which fell to 78th, 
it's what you soak in before going to the Dark Arena.  Take a look at KAOS LORDS' 
act, as they have a 1-0-1 week and gain 13 places in the team ranking.  What goes up, 
must come down.  Watch out BLACKSTONE!  STREET WALKERS 5 may fall on you as it 
crushes past the teams below it to fall on the 81st spot.  Rising in the ranks like a 
loaf of armored bread (okay, I admit it's corny) is S. FORCES 7805, who swept up 15 
places in the ranks.  Take a look at PHILANTHROPISTS35's act, as they have a 0-1-0 
week and gain 15 places in the team ranking.  Hey everybody, watch out for MANDISA, 
who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing CRUSTY CRUSTACEAN like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  MUSHY FANTASY was beat by D?S? OPEN? and drops 8 points.  Well, if ya don't 
shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  PADME did not fight this 
week so hers title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, MIRAGE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN2 was 
most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of KELLUMBO'S KIDS 
MN2's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause HAND ME DOWNS beats feet every time KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN2 smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, HUGH KASSLE 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  For those of you who missed it, 
Death showed up, grabbed BALISONG by the ear and took him away to a place where he 
won't need a coat.  Well, just when you thought it was safe to put a new warrior in 
the arena.  No no!  ELDORIC LEAFWIN, a mere boy, was slain by OLD SNEAKER this turn.  
It's not often when you see a 7-3-1 warrior like HEMLOCK kick the bucket.  I wonder 
if ZOMBIE SQUAD III will recover from the blow.  We might as well mark the passing of 
MADEMOISELLE MASTER, who was relatively new to the arena at 2-1-0.  Probably killed 
before its first shave.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the BLACKSTONE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRAGE 10230                  9   6  1  91         DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)   

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PADME 7678                    7   0     94         KELLUMBOS KIDS 09-2 (1418)
-THE ELEVATORS SUCK 7316       7   3     91         HOTEL STILL BLOWS (1369)  

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-7EVEN 4317                    7   3  2  88         KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN8 (842) 
 PRISONER 075 2591            13  17  2  87         DUNGEON CELL 07 (511)     
 UNBORN MONISM 7870            6   2  2  86         040709H (1456)            
-ITCHY GOO 7105                9   2     67         011609S (1345)            

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD SNEAKER 5603              6   2  1  66         HAND ME DOWNS (1067)      
-JAMES MILLS 6016              7   1     64         MEDAL OF HONOR T5 (1135)  
-SHARTISHA 3020                5   1  1  61         KELLUMBOS KIDS 3 (597)    
-BOISREDON 4787                6   5  2  60         SUPE FORCES 7806 (918)    
-LILY 8917                     5   2     58         KELLUMBO KID CLV7 (1614)  
 POST OFFICE BUILDING 4780     8   1     57         S. FORCES 7804 (916)      
-SUGAR MUFFIN 6238             5   3     57         KELLUMBOS KIDS 09-2 (1179)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIMLESS JOINER 9769           5   3     53         071709H (1772)            
 VERMITHRAX 10262              5   1     53         ZOMBIE SQUAD III (1853)   
 D?S? OPEN? 6872               5   6  2  51         KEEP YOU GUESSING (1298)  
 HUGH KASSLE 4988              4  11     51         FORMER BOSSES (953)       
-FINAL CRISIS 7700             4   2     49         KELLUMBOS KIDS 09-3 (1423)
-HEATH 4290                    4   2     48         KELLUMBO'S KIDS MN2 (837) 
-JAMES BURT 6008               4   3     47         MEDAL OF HONOR T3 (1133)  
-PUPPY CALL 4628               4   2     47         KELLUMBOS KIDS MN13 (892) 
-TULL 7795                     3   2     47         KELLUMBOS KIDS 09-3 (1441)
 DOCTOR STRANGE 8089           2   4     44         DEFENDERS (1494)          
 KILLER BEES 6889              5   6     43         MISISTERS OF DEFENS (1302)
-GHOSTLY SECRET 5925           4   5     43         GRIMM WASTES (994)        
-CONSORTIUM DORK 7918          7   3  1  42         COOL DORKS (1379)         
-YUKIO OKUTSU 3795             7  10     41         MEDAL OF HONOR L5 (739)   
 KALAHARI 5015                 5   4     41         JUST DESERTS (958)        
-WEEZIE 5232                   4   2     41         KAOS X (1000)             
 MUSHY FANTASY 9856            4   4     38         071709AA (1789)           
-CLOUDDROID 7075               3   4     38         SUPE FORCES 1908 (1339)   
 RING WOMAN 9368               3   1     38         SUPE FORCES 7906 (1696)   
 BROWN BAGGER 5184             2   3     37         NOT THAT LANE! (990)      
 BUGGLES 5661                  4   2     36         ONE HIT WONDERS (1079)    

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE DEVIL 5205               4   4     36         GRIMM WASTES (994)        
 KO'D KANGAROO 7727            3   1     35         FURRY-FURY (1428)         
 SINGLETON 5433                4   6     34         SUPE FORCES 0804 (1037)   
 NEW BREED 4784                2   4     34         S. FORCES 7805 (917)      

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHONY CASAMENTO 6002        3   6     33         MEDAL OF HONOR T2 (1132)  
 GIAN CHILD 8531               5   2     31         SUPE FORCES 1906 (1564)   
-BUMBLECLOD 9413               2   0     30         LUROCIAN JESTERS (1705)   
 FROST BITE 5928               1   1  1  29         KAOS LORDS (920)          
 RACCOON BOY 10307             1   1     29         SUPE FORCES 0909 (1857)   
 ZESTFUL FLATTERY 9561         3   2     28         072909M (1732)            
-NITRO 9625                    2   1     28         KELL KIDS 09-50 (1745)    
-HOLLY KESTREL 9849            2   0     28         071709Z (1788)            
 KALLORE 10224                 2   3     26         CELESTIAL KNIGHTS I (1849)
 SPUNKY PUDDLE 7215            1   1     26         MY HOMETOWN (1357)        
-MONGOOSE WARMUP 10111         4   0  1  25         072209J (1828)            
-ULTIMATE MAGMA 10137          3   1     25         072409D (1833)            
-BALISONG 9922                 2   1     25         ZOMBIE SQUAD (1802)       
 MANDISA 8223                  0   1     25         POSITIVE ALTERNATIV (1519)
 TROPHY WIFE 9674              2   0     24         STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)   
-MIST DRIVEN 7919              1   1     24         KAOSS (1183)              

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEA URCHIN 9451               2   0  1  23         LUROCIAN CRITTERS (1712)  
-SURE ANGEL 6634               2   3     23         KAOSS (1183)              
 ANIMATED PARROT 9754          1   6     23         071709L (1769)            
-OMELETTE MANURE 10093         3   1     22         072209G (1825)            
 VERTIGO 10222                 2   2  1  22         CELESTIAL KNIGHTS I (1849)
-TUNDRA PRINCE 8626            2   1     22         GRIMM WASTES (994)        
-THOUGHT FIGHTER 9447          2   0     22         SUPERHEROES. (1711)       
 SHARDAVAN 9925                2   3  2  21         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (1803)     
 GOADRIC 9088                  2   1     21         PHILANTHROPISTS39 (1645)  
-ALEXANDER BONNYMAN 9265       1   2  1  21         MEDAL OF HONOR X11 (1680) 
 TED 7830                      1   1     21         SUPE FORCES 3901 (1448)   
-CLUMSY DIALECT 10101          3   1     20         072209H (1826)            
 KRAKATOA FURY 10652           2   1  1  20         PASSPORT REQUIRED (1924)  
-CROWBAR KUDOS 10080           2   2     20         072209D (1822)            
-TRASHCAN MAN 10176            4   0     19         THE STAND 2 (1840)        
 REAL REALITY 10296            2   2  1  19         SUPE FORCES 0907 (1855)   
 MOTHER NATURE 9675            2   0     19         STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)   
-CLARENCE CRAFT 6013           1  10     19         MEDAL OF HONRO T4 (1134)  
-SILVER CYBORG 9531            1   2     19         072909G (1726)            
 FELDMAN 9611                  1   0     19         KELL KIDS 09-53 (1742)    
 CEE 4606                      1   0     19         KELLUMBOS KIDS MN7 (888)  
-LT. BIRD 9365                 0   1     19         SUPE FORCES 7905 (1695)   
-FURRY NURSE 10068             2   2     18         072209A (1819)            
-ALANOSARUS 9438               0   2     18         LUROCIAN DINOS (1710)     
 MERI JONZE 9601               1   0     17         KELL KIDS 09-45 (1740)    
 WARSONG 10223                 1   0     17         CELESTIAL KNIGHTS I (1849)
-PAUL WIEDORFER 3719           2   2     16         MEDAL OF HONOR J10 (724)  
-SERGEANT 13 9942              4   3     15         MEDAL OF HONOR G1 I (1805)
 GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4152           2   3     15         INTO THE WILD (810)       
-GEESE CANON 10143             2   2     15         072409F (1835)            
 TETRAZINI 10512               1   0     15         TURKEY RAMPAGE (1897)     
-CRUDDLER 8396                 1   2     15         GRIMM FATE (1546)         
 GIMON 9068                    0   3     15         PHILANTHROPISTS35 (1641)  
-MELVIN BIDDLE 6047            3   5     14         MEDAL OF HONOR T11 (1141) 
-864-5309 JENNY 9626           2   1     14         KELL KIDS 09-50 (1745)    
 SWEATY BETTY 9679             1   1     14         STREET WALKERS 3 (1754)   
 LUMPWEED 10300                0   2     14         SUPE FORCES 0908 (1856)   
 PINKY SWEAR 10329             0   1     13         SECRET TRYSTS (1861)      
 PHANTASMAL 9927               1   3     12         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (1803)     

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUZI DUZZ 9667                1   0     12         STREET WALKERS (1752)     
 MACHU PICCHU 10655            1   2     11         PASSPORT REQUIRED (1924)  
 OLITH SKYTHIRST 9036          1   0     10         PHILANTHROPISTS28 (1634)  
 CRUSTY CRUSTACEAN 10465       1   0     10         GENUS GENIUS (1888)       
-REORGANIZED RIB 8605          1   0      9         BONE TRAUMA (1430)        
-CLYDE CHOATE 6004             0   4      9         MEDAL OF HONOR T3 (1133)  
-VEINED BONBON 10091           2   2      8         072209F (1824)            
-FROSTY LITHIUM 10083          2   2      8         072209E (1823)            
 HALLE BERRY 9687              1   1      8         STREET WALKERS 5 (1756)   
-HOUSE 9435                    0   2      8         LUROCIAN SALADS (1709)    
-SERGEANT 17 9934              2   1      7         MEDAL OF HONOR G1 I (1805)
-SUPREME ADDER 10118           1   3  1   7         072409A (1830)            
-LITTLE NIERY 9671             0   1      7         STREET WALKERS 2 (1753)   
 ARIOC OMINAH 9066             0   1      7         PHILANTHROPISTS34 (1640)  
 NOOSE 10215                   0   1      7         KILLERS (1847)            
-CRANE MICE 10135              1   3      6         072409D (1833)            
 BROOKE SHIELDS 9681           1   1      6         STREET WALKERS 4 (1755)   
 VICIOUS VIVIAN 9677           1   1      6         STREET WALKERS 3 (1754)   
-JOHN CREWS 6034               0   2      6         MEDAL OF HONOR T9 (1139)  
 ANGELINA JOLIE 9688           0   2      6         STREET WALKERS 5 (1756)   
-THEROTH 9378                  0   1      5         LUROCIAN DRAGONS 2 (1698) 

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      SHARDAVAN 9925         45  NONE
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      VERTIGO 10222          45  NONE
SPANDEX SNOWMAN 10074   2  2 0 072209C 1821         ALEXANDER BONNYM 9265  43   
DIRE SAUCE 9541         1  1 0 072909I 1728         ASHLEY 3037            41  NOT REVENGED
REIKO IKE 8890          4  1 0 KELLUMBO KID CL 1609 REAL REALITY 10296     43   
SHABOOKIE 7698          3  2 1 KELLUMBOS KIDS  1422 BOISREDON 4787         44   
AYERS ROCK 10654        0  2 0 PASSPORT REQUIR 1924 SHARDAVAN 9925         44   
LAY OVER 11898          0  1 0 PASSPORT REQUIR 1924 WURM KIN               45  NONE
ELDORIC LEAFWIN 4234    4  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS  827 OLD SNEAKER 5603       45   
GOLD 9977               0  3 0 SPLIT II 1809        CANDAYSHIA 3036        41  NONE
PULSE 9984             10  6 0 SPLIT II 1809        7EVEN 4317             41  NOT REVENGED
VAMPIRIC MAIL 9355      0  1 0 SUPE FORCES 790 1693 KRAKATOA FURY 10652    43   
MADEMOISELLE MAS 9360   2  1 0 SUPE FORCES 790 1694 FROST BITE 5928        45   
WEASEL 10177            0  2 0 THE STAND 2 1840     SUPREME ADDER 10118    42   
BUB BYE 11795           0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 1803  SHEWISH GIANT          45  NONE
SEE YAH 11794           0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 1803  HIGH ELF               45  NONE
SNOOKIE 11373           0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 1803  SSSSNAKE 9375          44  NONE
YETTI 11375             1  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 1803  BANDIT PRINCE          45  NONE
BALISONG 10280          9 10 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD II 1853 PRISONER 075 2591      45   
HEMLOCK 10268           7  3 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD II 1853 UNBORN MONISM 7870     45   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- See you in a few years. -- the ghost of Prisoner 321

     Isn't that double jeopardy or something?  Anyway, good luck.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YETTI was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BUB BYE was dispatched by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SEE YAH was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LAY OVER was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
HUGH KASSLE slimly lost to POST OFFICE BUILDING in a 19 minute Challenge fight.
KILLER BEES slimly won victory over SINGLETON in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.
D?S? OPEN? savagely defeated MUSHY FANTASY in a exciting 8 minute Challenge struggle.
KALAHARI was handily defeated by AIMLESS JOINER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PRISONER 075 barely slew BALISONG in a action packed 2 minute expert's duel.
MIRAGE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ELDORIC LEAFWIN was assassinated by OLD SNEAKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNBORN MONISM easily killed HEMLOCK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VERMITHRAX demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANTHONY CASAMENTO was handily defeated by DOCTOR STRANGE in a 3 minute contest.
BUGGLES demolished MACHU PICCHU in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BROWN BAGGER was handily defeated by RING WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KO'D KANGAROO vanquished GHAN-BURI-GHAN in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
NEW BREED lost to KALLORE in a 2 minute fray.
MADEMOISELLE MASTER was killed by FROST BITE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
GIAN CHILD bested ANIMATED PARROT in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
GOADRIC was overpowered by RACCOON BOY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
REAL REALITY was defeated by ZESTFUL FLATTERY in a 4 minute conflict.
GIMON was devastated by TROPHY WIFE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LUMPWEED was savagely defeated by MOTHER NATURE in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
TED handily defeated SWEATY BETTY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPUNKY PUDDLE devastated PHANTASMAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VERTIGO assassinated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.
SHARDAVAN assassinated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANGELINA JOLIE was overpowered by TETRAZINI in a 1 minute uneven match.
HALLE BERRY was savagely defeated by FELDMAN in a action packed 1 minute gory duel.
BROOKE SHIELDS was handily defeated by WARSONG in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VICIOUS VIVIAN was vanquished by KRAKATOA FURY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
OLITH SKYTHIRST overpowered NOOSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MANDISA was overpowered by CRUSTY CRUSTACEAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PINKY SWEAR was luckily beaten by MERI JONZE in a exciting 4 minute brutal fight.
ARIOC OMINAH was overpowered by CEE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  23 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  30 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   92 -  83 -  6      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  25 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  37 -  4      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        62 -  60 -  4      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  21 -  2      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  14 -  1      22  |

Turn  45 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  6                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MIRAGE 10230                9   6  1   91 DRAGON'S GUARD V (1850)
SLASHING ATTACK  UNBORN MONISM 7870          6   2  2   86 040709H (1456)
STRIKING ATTACK  OLD SNEAKER 5603            6   2  1   66 HAND ME DOWNS (1067)
TOTAL PARRY      POST OFFICE BUILDING 4780   8   1  0   57 S. FORCES 7804 (916)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is D?S? OPEN? 6872.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was D?S? OPEN? 6872.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILLER BEES 6889, 
PINKY SWEAR 10329, BALISONG 10280, ANIMATED PARROT 9754, SINGLETON 5433, PRISONER 075 
2591, GHAN-BURI-GHAN 4152, MUSHY FANTASY 9856, KALLORE 10224, and GIAN CHILD 8531.

The least popular fighter this week was POST OFFICE BUILDING 4780.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were HUGH KASSLE 4988, ARIOC OMINAH 9066, MANDISA 8223, NOOSE 
10215, VICIOUS VIVIAN 9677, BROOKE SHIELDS 9681, HALLE BERRY 9687, ANGELINA JOLIE 
9688, PHANTASMAL 9927, and SWEATY BETTY 9679.