DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2016    Duedate: 06/01/2016

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-779

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HYDRYK
THE ILLEARTH (265)
(33-8300) [19-16-2,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CUT DROOL                      SELF LOATHING
DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)      THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
(33-8343) [17-9-4,118]         (33-8568) [6-2-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OMAHA                          LAURI THE TRAMP
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
(33-7786) [14-20-1,98]         (33-8171) [6-6-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       45
2. BAD BREAD (95)              37DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
3. SLORBUST (681)              34      Unchartered Team
4. DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)   29
5. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         21      SLORBUST (681)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*SLORBUST (681)            10   5  1 66.7   1/ 8*SLORBUST (681)           10  5 1
 2/ 1*THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)    24  16  1 60.0   2/ 1 DEMONSPAWN (194)         10  5 1
 3- 2*WORLD BLADES 5 (645)       9   6  2 60.0   3/ 3 NYE MAULERS (269)         9  6 3
 4/ 6 DYSTOPIAN OVERLORD (667)  70  60  6 53.8   4/ 2*THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)    9  6 1
 5/ 4 BRASH BROS XMAS (662)    103  89  8 53.6   5/ 7 DYSTOPIAN OVERLORD (667)  9  6 0
 6/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      526 467 38 53.0   6/ 4 THE DEMONIC PICKLE (674)  8  7 2
 7/ 8 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    730 719 65 50.4   7/12 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     7  7 1
 8/ 7 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      394 389 33 50.3   8/ 5 THE ILLEARTH (265)        6  9 0
 9- 9 DEATH PENALTY (606)       74  74  9 50.0   9/13*THE SPECIALS (682)        6  9 0
10/11 BAD BREAD (95)           270 274 21 49.6  10/11 BAD BREAD (95)            5  4 1
11/10 DEMONSPAWN (194)         381 390 21 49.4  11/ 9 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       5  5 2
12-12 BLOODSTONE DWARVES (673)  91  96  7 48.7  12- 6 XXX BANDITS (614)         5  5 0
13/13 THE ILLEARTH (265)       242 293 21 45.2  13/15 THE APOSTLES (133)        5  8 0
14-14 XXX BANDITS (614)        120 152  7 44.1  14/10 BRASH BROS XMAS (662)     4  7 0
15/15 WAR COUNCIL (669)         14  18  0 43.8  15/14 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       4  8 0
16/16 NYE MAULERS (269)        208 303 38 40.7  16/20 WAR COUNCIL (669)         3  6 0
17/18 THE APOSTLES (133)       181 270 21 40.1  17-17*WORLD BLADES 5 (645)      1  1 0
18/17*THE SPECIALS (682)         6   9  0 40.0  18-16 DEATH PENALTY (606)       1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)       8  13  0 38.1  19/18*THE MEANIES (680)         1  2 0
20/21 THE DEMONIC PICKLE (674)  26  48  3 35.1  20-23*MAGUS MAJESTATIS (587)    0  1 0
21/20*THE MEANIES (680)          4   8  0 33.3  21-22 BLOODSTONE DWARVES (673)  0  1 0
22-23*MAGUS MAJESTATIS (587)     1   7  1 12.5  22-21*LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)      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

Well it is finally done!  I have managed to complete graduating one of every style 
from this arena.  I thought it might be fun to share a quick look at this team 
achievement.  We'll start with graduate number one and work our way to the tenth style 
to exit this arena as an immortal member of Obsidian Hall.

#1 -- Total Parry -- Turn 173
The inaugural graduate from Obsidian Hall was not fashioned after the typical, scummy 
versions of his style that were prevalent in his day.  He was created as a TP because 
while his starting numbers were good, they just didn't scream any particular style so 
I decided what the heck, why not a total parry?  Once I backed into his favorite 
weapon and offensive effort he glided to a 20-8-1 regular arena record.  He is still 
semi active today, ever prepping in the Freshman class.
GLAMDRING (33-2328) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  He is a total parry with ST=11 CN=15 SZ=10 
WT=17 WL=17 SP=3 DF=11, now ST=16(5) CN=23(8) SZ=10 WT=17 WL=20(3) SP=3 DF=11.

#2 -- Aimed Blow -- Turn 174
Our second style graduate is unique in that in her day there was still a great debate 
about how worthless this style actually was.  How shortsighted we were!  She fought 
annoying little jerks like STEAL YOUR FACE, NAPOLEON WILSON, and THROR THE DARK, among 
others, to a 17-10 record to become the second Obsidian Hall graduate.  She is 
certainly not what became the prototype for success in her style and is therefore 
retired.
MYTHRYLL (33-2329) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  She is a aimed blow with ST=9 CN=17 SZ=6 WT=21 
WL=10 SP=7 DF=14.  Favors the quarterstaff, favors a moderate offensive effort, favors 
a moderate activity level, and preferentially learns decisiveness.

#3 -- Bashing -- Turn 181
Here's another example of something that most managers today wouldn't roll and further 
still the 'experts' in the style refuse to run one of this size.  He never had 
outstanding success in arena play, graduating at 15-14-1 and having a losing record in 
ADM, but he has done surprisingly well in AD tourney play including achieving 
Tournament Victor status in the Freshman class at this year's winter Face to Face 
tourney in Tempe.  He's looking forward to possibly repeating the process in the ADM 
class before joining Mythryll in retirement.
WYVERN (33-2457) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [38-44-0,224,120FE], will fight ADM. He is a 
basher with ST=17 CN=9 SZ=4 WT=19 WL=18 SP=10 DF=7, now ST=25(8) CN=21(12) SZ=4 
WT=22(3) WL=21(3) SP=10 DF=11(4).

#4 -- Parry Lunge -- Turn 708
Long skip here between style graduates.  There were a few repeat styles that graduated 
much earlier but my penchant for DAing 'dinosaurs' in the past and a couple rather 
lengthy absences from Niytyole lead to this 500 plus turn skip. This warrior is only 
really notable for killing a dreaded AB on her first fight.  She was a forray into a 
style I still haven't had much success with and may be the last of her style to run 
for this stable, unless I get the idea to go for a second round robin!  She sits 
retired in Home Guard.
PANDORA (33-6898) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [19-19-2,78,44FE], will fight Freshmen. She 
is a parry-lunge with ST=11 CN=10 SZ=6 WT=15 WL=17 SP=10 DF=15, now ST=12(1) CN=10 
SZ=6 WT=15 WL=17 SP=10 DF=15. Favors the short spear, favors a moderate offensive 
effort, favors a low activity level, uses the dodge tactic well, and preferentially 
learns decisiveness.

#5 -- Slashing -- Turn 711
This warrior has the horrible distinction of being the first and only member of 
Obsidian Hall to graduate with a losing record.  Even though he was a former 
Duelmaster, he came very close to following the footsteps of other, and sometimes very 
successful, stablemates with night fights very late in their careers.  What saved this 
one and ultimately granted his immortality was my desire to never run the style again, 
at least at that time!
SPRYTE (33-7101) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [15-16-1,62,36FE], will fight Freshmen. He is 
a slasher with ST=11 CN=6 SZ=16 WT=16 WL=17 SP=9 DF=11, now ST=11 CN=6 SZ=16 WT=17(1) 
WL=17(1) SP=9 DF=11(1). Favors the scimitar, favors a high offensive effort, favors a 
very low activity level, and preferentially learns decisiveness.

#6 -- Parry Riposte -- Turn 711
Ever an intriguing style for me but one I am yet to have great success with.  Even 
though she had a late run as Duelmistress she took an excessive amount of effort to 
graduate, ending with basic FE that rivals typical AA warriors!  As a warrior with a 
few nice bonuses and a decent rhythm, she is still active in Home Guard and hoping to 
'max out' some day in Primus. She graduated with a basic mark of 24-21-1.  
DIGITALIS (33-6862) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [31-35-1,154,68FE], will fight Freshmen. 
She is a parry-riposte with ST=11 CN=11 SZ=5 WT=17 WL=15 SP=10 DF=15, now ST=14(3) 
CN=11 SZ=5 WT=17 WL=15 SP=10 DF=15.

#7 -- Striking -- Turn 734
I was never a huge fan of this style as it seemed rather bland.  It didn't help 
matters that I chose this style as a catch all for all the replacements that should 
have otherwise been sent to the Dark Arena!  It was at this point that I had become 
interested in completing this DM Achievement so it was that this striker was born.  
His success in arena play was obvious.  Yet another Obsidian Hall Duelmaster!  What 
keeps him from being completely retired after immortality is his strange yet 
interesting favorites!
BENJYN BLAYDE (33-8062) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [15-11-1,57,32FE], will fight 
Freshmen. He is a striker with ST=13 CN=9 SZ=11 WT=17 WL=9 SP=14 DF=11. Favors the 
fist, favors a moderate offensive effort, favors a low activity level, uses the slash 
tactic well, and preferentially learns defense.

#8 -- Wall Of Steel -- Turn 742
The Obsidian Hall stable had early success with this style with the likes of Hired 
Mercenary and Klaa.  Unfortunately both were victims of late career night fighting.  
The style was then largely ignored by me until recently.  It has quickly become one of 
my favorites.  Another several time Duelmaster of Niytyole, this warrior graduated 
with a 22-10-1 (why Den felt it necessary to challenge a warrior who had just become 
immortal I'll never know but thanks for the kill!) despite not being bonused and not 
having the attributes to wield the majority of her styles weapons.  This WS is still 
semi-active in Home Guard.
BRUNHYLDA (33-8082) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [26-14-1,66,43FE], will fight Freshmen. 
She is a wall of steel with ST=9 CN=12 SZ=13 WT=17 WL=17 SP=3 DF=13, now ST=11(2) 
CN=13(1) SZ=13 WT=17 WL=17 SP=3 DF=13.

#9 -- Lunging -- Turn 758
The lunging style is another one that was plagued by some questionable late career 
fight choices.  Warriors like Aaron Blackrose (21-15-2) could have been early Obsidian 
Hall graduates, instead they failed to prove their mettle when tested in the Dark 
Arena.  Lungers were everywhere for quite some time and apparently I was averse to 
running them because of it.  It is, therefore, a small badge of honor that this style 
was actually the last of the ten that I was able to graduate and certainly not your 
prototypical lunger design!
ZYRO (33-8118) of OBSIDIAN HALL (1771) [22-15-0,81,40FE], will fight Freshmen. He is a 
lunger with ST=8 CN=19 SZ=12 WT=15 WL=17 SP=6 DF=7, now ST=9(1) CN=20(1) SZ=12 WT=15 
WL=17 SP=6 DF=7.

#10 -- Parry Strike -- Turn 778
And finally!  What was my favorite style when I first started DM play in Kolact all 
those years ago is the last style to graduate from Obsidian Hall here in Niytyole 
Island.  It was a long time coming but it is finally here!  This PS leaves arena play 
with a 20-10-1 record!  Ladies, Gentlemen, and AA members!  I present the great Dagger 
Dale!  
DAGGER DALE (33-8313) of OBSIDIAN HALL (192) [20-10-1,113,33FE], will fight Freshmen. 
He is a parry-strike with ST=17 CN=13 SZ=4 WT=15 WL=9 SP=11 DF=15.  Favors the 
shortsword, favors a very low offensive effort, favors a low activity level, uses the 
parry tactic well, and preferentially learns decisiveness.

There you have it!  Round Robin Achievement complete!  Thank you to all the managers, 
mostly AA, who have lost to my stable here over the years.  Without your warriors to 
knock into the dirt my boots would be soiled!

Dameon Darkheart
Obsidian Hall

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An open letter to the Consortium Elders

This is in reference to your multiple-arena personal ad that printed last turn 
regarding incorrect styles entered into Terrablood.  Let's concentrate on some facts, 
you self-serving glory hound.  

If you actually took the time to do simple search in the forums, you will find 
countless comments made about the inaccuracies of the styles entered into TB.  Many 
managers say they don't use it any longer as they cannot trust it.  These comments go 
back for years and include the time that I or any other AA member were not even 
playing.  Now, make another inquiry into TB and see which managers enter the most 
styles, thus using it the most.  You will find that I am one of the top if not the top 
contributor of information entered.  Those are hard facts and cannot be argued.

Now, let's delve into the issue that spawned this weak attempt for you to try and 
garner favor from the other managers.  How said it is that you even bother.  This is 
so blatant, we all see you for what you truly are, a sad man hoping that by standing 
up to the mean and evil Den everyone will champion your cause and lift you up on their 
shoulders and parade you around.  Sorry, hypocrite, that is not going to happen.  This 
all started as Crying Ben flipped his lid when he challenged one of my warriors in 81 
and the style did not match TB.  I have an 86%-win percentage against Crying Ben, so 
imagine his angst as he attempts every possible avenue to beat me, and then this 
happens to further his frustration.  So, being the detailed man he is, he investigates 
further and finds a total of FOUR of my warriors (out of my 8 active teams) with 
incorrect styles entered into TB.  Yeah, idiot, you read that correctly, FOUR warriors 
out of the dozens I run or have entered.  Crying Ben and I exchanged messages and 
there are no issues between us other than he will never be able to beat me 
consistently and will have to accept that fact.  If there was intention, it would be 
more wide-spread (like your stench).  

Then, everything calms down, and all of a sudden Stik, in a sad attempt to become 
relevant in the game, fabricates an outright lie and accuses Philthy Phil of changing 
the style of one of his old warriors.  Funny thing is, Phil does not even have 
internet access as he recently moved, and as noted later, we don't even know how to 
change existing styles.  Stik is a pathetic attention-seeking loser and it is 
necessary for him to be recognized by someone and he saw this as his chance.  He 
really thought everyone would finally recognize him as a man.  Sadly, I quickly 
snuffed this out and exposed him for the charlatan he certainly is.  The reality is 
that if Stik quit playing today, nobody would even notice.  Sure, at some juncture 
someone may point out that there is a void where that void used to be, which is Stik.  

Finally, we have you trying to pick up the torch and run with it.  A more pitiable 
torch-bearer there could not be.  

Here is what happened with my warriors that were incorrectly entered.  After several 
challenges in 47 where I found the style entered into TB was not the actual style of 
the warrior, I became angered.  I was sick of getting screwed by the rest of you jerks 
who have been doing this for years, taking advantage of those of us who play and 
practice honesty.  So, I sent out an email to the guys telling them we might as well 
do the same or continue to be screwed by you jackals.  I entered the 2 of my warriors 
in 47 that did not have a style associated with them.  I may have done the 2 in 81 as 
well, but I don't remember, and all the guys have my login and password on TB as they 
never registered for their own.  We do not know how to correct styles or change 
existing styles on TB so any changes to existing are done by your cronies.  However; 
Crying Ben has told me he will show that to me, which is pretty damn considerate of 
him since I use TB more than most do.

You really want to talk about real-world happenings though, huh?  Well, let me share a 
little about the professed angel hiding behind the Consortium.  I had not attended a 
F2F in over 20 years when I and my friends went to Chicago.  It was a long drive and 
we were excited to get there and start nerding out again after such a long hiatus.  We 
go into the room and start walking towards the empty table in the back.  You approach 
me, verify who I am, then grab my arm, turn me to the crowd and holler out, "Hey 
everyone here is the trick" only you did not say "trick" you used a profane word that 
rhymes with "trick".  Then you quickly scurried away like the little rat you are.  
What kind of person does that?  Who do you think you are?  How do you justify such a 
sad and juvenile action?  We all found this, in your words, "inconsiderate, foul, 
unethical, and could lead to penalties up to and including expulsion."  What a poor 
thing to do to anyone and for no reason other than to somehow make yourself seem more 
impressive to your little friends.  You love to portray yourself as this wonderful 
righteous person, but you are not.

You are really threatening me with "penalties and expulsion?"  From who, the 
Duelmaster's police force?  Will I be given community service to right my wrongs?  
Will I have to tell the community that some angry old man caught me using a database 
like everyone else, but since he practices hate on a regular basis I got in trouble?  
Tell you what old man, I will happily be expelled if you do the exact same to every 
single person who has ever entered an incorrect style into that database.  Which will 
include many of your little buddies that you sit around and have back-patting 
festivals with.  Go ahead and make your emergency call to the database authorities.  
Dork.  Answer me these questions, parasite:

1. If this has been happening for years, why is it suddenly a huge deal that I jumped 
   on board and did the exact same?
2. Why is it so important for you to portray yourself as such a stand-up person when 
   you certainly are not?  Your actions in Chicago prove who you are.
3. Are you man enough to apologize for your actions at the F2F?
4. Are you embarrassed that you are attempting the same thing as Stik, knowing what a 
nothing he is?
5. Before we talk next time, any chance you can brush your tooth?  

Looking forward to your answers, rat-man.

Den

P.S. I'm the reason Waldo is hiding.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail NIATOLI ISLAND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed 
for your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for XXX BANDITS, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 12th.  SLORBUST 
stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-1 into a 7 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The BAD BREAD guild has had a 3-0-1 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, GOV UHRHAMMER fought LIL DENNY and gained 23 points 
and contributed to BIG LAKE BANDITS' 3-1-0.  SELF LOATHING has lost to HUMAN 
DEVOLUTION, falling 14 points, while helping make THE SNAPPERHEADS a 2-3-0 turn.  
HYDRYK challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone BRASH BROS 
XMAS' warrior.  We should ask HYDRYK about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing 
sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Don't Drop Inn uses trolls 
in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BIG LAKE BANDITS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were NIATOLI ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is 
a team to beat.  And guess who avoided BIG LAKE BANDITS stable the most?  Believe it 
or not, it was DEMONSPAWN.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
LAURI THE TRAMP from BIG LAKE BANDITS was NIATOLI ISLAND's most challenged warrior 
this turn.  Well now, what do you expect when someone like CUT DROOL from DYSTOPIAN 
OVERLORDS challenges down 37 points to fight JUNEAU of RAVAGING LORDS?  I thought 
challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  CUT DROOL overcame 
JUNEAU, is nothing sacred?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  AAGRIVATOR, does your manager know you're 
challenging down 38 points to fight WICKED LESTAR from NYE MAULERS?  We're not 
surprised to hear that AAGRIVATOR beat WICKED LESTAR, but I bet it would be 
interesting to hear why DEMONSPAWN made such a challenge.  In a brave attempt, SHAX 
from THE DEMONIC PICKLES challenged up 21 points to fight THE IC TULIP from the NYE 
MAULERS stable.  SHAX perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by THE 
IC TULIP and ended up with 9 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  BAD BLAKE has departed NIATOLI ISLAND, leaving NYE MAULERS without their 
7-7-3 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  Is 
it really true that NIATOLI ISLAND has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIATOLI ISLAND and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYDRYK 8300                  19  16  2   106       THE ILLEARTH (265)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUT DROOL 8343               17   9  4   118       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
 AAGRIVATOR 8248              21   9  0   109       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 GOV UHRHAMMER 8324           18  16  0   106       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 SALACIOUS CRUMB 8394         13   3  0   100       BAD BREAD (95)
 OMAHA 7786                   14  20  1    98       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-SKELETOR 8444                10   8  0    98       XXX BANDITS (614)
 RETURNS 8223                 22  17  1    93       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TACOMA 7785                  18  16  1    87       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 LIL DENNY 8272               17   7  0    87       DEMONSPAWN (194)
-BEDAZZLER 8381               16   7  0    87       XXX BANDITS (614)
 PUT LIGHTS UP 8222           19  24  1    82       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 SLUDGE OOZE 8344             18   8  0    82       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
-DISCO STICK 8413             11   5  1    81       XXX BANDITS (614)
 GAUCHE BRIOCHE 7935          10  10  1    81       BAD BREAD (95)
 BIG ARM BILL 8391            14  14  1    78       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 WICKED LESTAR 8407            7  17  3    78       NYE MAULERS (269)
 LACY 8360                    10   8  0    77       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 JUNEAU 7787                  13  21  0    74       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZWEIBACK 8417                11   3  0    72       BAD BREAD (95)
 LAURI THE TRAMP 8171          6   6  1    72       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN DEVOLUTION 8415         9  11  1    66       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
 KLAANG 8490                   9   7  2    64       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELL RAZOR 8374              10   7  1    55       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 I AM EXTINCTION 8506          9   6  1    50       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
 SELF LOATHING 8568            6   2  0    47       THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
 DEN'S LOVE LIFE 8656          2   0  1    44       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 ZAEBOS 8548                   5   4  2    41       THE DEMONIC PICKLES (674)
 DEN MOTHER 8590               6   1  0    40       THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
 IBWA 8499                     9   6  0    38       THE DEMONIC PICKLES (674)
 FRUIT CAKE 8537               8   4  0    34       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIBLE THUMPER 8643            3   0  0    33       THE APOSTLES (133)
 WHAT 8632                     2   1  0    33       SLORBUST (681)
 IN THE CLOSET 8652            2   1  1    32       THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
 THE IC TULIP 8538             9   4  0    31       NYE MAULERS (269)
 TRINITY 8505                  2   8  0    30       THE APOSTLES (133)
 KYMZO KAKASHI 8365            5   3  0    29       WAR COUNCIL (669)
-CENTURION 8550                3   5  0    29       XXX BANDITS (614)
 REPARTE 8623                  3   0  0    28       SLORBUST (681)
 HERE AGAIN 8633               2   1  0    28       SLORBUST (681)
 ABADDON 8501                  5  10  0    25       THE DEMONIC PICKLES (674)
-OSLO 7875                     2   0  0    25       WORLD BLADES 5 (645)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATSO 8567                    5   3  0    23       THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
 NICE TRY! 8606                3   3  0    23       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 MAYAL 8626                    2   1  0    22       SLORBUST (681)
 GREVINE 8624                  1   2  1    22       SLORBUST (681)
 BILL PAXTON 8620              2   3  2    21       NYE MAULERS (269)
-ROHNERT 7070                  1   3  1    20       MAGUS MAJESTATIS (587)
-DOG GOT THE TURKEY 8589       3   0  1    18       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)
 EVICTION 8608                 3   3  0    18       THE ILLEARTH (265)
-SHYMMYR 8558                  2   0  0    18       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-ATROX 8598                    2   3  0    18       XXX BANDITS (614)
 TRUMP CARD 8647               2   1  0    17       THE SPECIALS (682)
 ARTEMIS ENTRERI 8362          1   1  0    17       WAR COUNCIL (669)
 YOUR(E)DUM 8564               4   4  0    16       THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
 THE NOSE-PICKER 8667          1   0  0    16       THE ILLEARTH (265)
 NIYTYOLE KNIGHT 8605          3   2  0    15       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-WHITE 8616                    2   2  0    15       THE MEANIES (680)
 FRASER 8579                   1   2  0    15       THE MEANIES (680)
 ERMAC 8361                    3   5  0    14       WAR COUNCIL (669)
 BELLE DEATHRINGER 8601        2   4  0    14       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 LIME-JELLO 8649               2   1  0    14       THE SPECIALS (682)
-HOWELL III 8581               1   1  0    14       THE MEANIES (680)
 NOTFER LONG 8659              1   1  0    14       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 LEPER MESSIAH 8607            3   3  0    12       THE ILLEARTH (265)
-RHASKOS 8573                  2   2  0    11       LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)
-ARKADIOS 8574                 3   1  0    10       LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)
-LION'S DEN 8535               2   2  0    10       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 SHAX 8613                     1   5  0     9       THE DEMONIC PICKLES (674)
-ZEPHYROS 8570                 2   2  0     8       LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)
 ROY D MERCER 8637             1   3  0     8       NYE MAULERS (269)
-DURO 8572                     1   3  0     8       LUDUS TYRANNUS (679)
-STITT 8582                    0   1  0     7       THE MEANIES (680)
 HIJACKED RADIO 8665           0   1  0     7       BRASH BROS XMAS (662)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWINNEY 8583                  0   2  0     6       THE MEANIES (680)
 SPECIAL ED 8648               1   2  0     5       THE SPECIALS (682)
 SPECIAL SAUCE 8646            1   2  0     5       THE SPECIALS (682)
 THE AWRY ASCENT 8666          1   0  0     5       DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
 QUICK-N-DEADLY 8460           1   1  0     4       WAR COUNCIL (669)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WHIPPERSNAPPER 8509     1  1 0 AA ASSASSINS 675     BAD BLAKE 8483        776   
SHORT LEASH 8658        0  1 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71  BILL PAXTON 8620      778   
TEMPER SMILES 8575      3  3 0 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71  WASTING DISEASE 8526  776  REVENGED
THE UNSHIRTED 8471      8  8 1 BIG LAKE BANDITS 71  HELL RAZOR 8374       776  REVENGED
SHOPPING FRENZY 8569    4  1 0 BRASH BROS XMAS 662  KLAANG 8490           778   
BAD BLAKE 8483          7  8 3 NYE MAULERS 269      GAUCHE BRIOCHE 7935   779   
JEZEBEL 8576            2  1 0 THE APOSTLES 133     LAURI THE TRAMP 8171  776   
PETE 8597               3  1 1 THE APOSTLES 133     BAD BLAKE 8483        777   
SOLOMON 8577            2  4 0 THE APOSTLES 133     ZAEBOS 8548           779   
NYBBAS 8657             1  1 1 THE DEMONIC PICK 674 GREVINE 8624          779   
FEAR OF WOMEN 8640      0  1 0 THE SNAPPERHEADS 678 DOG GOT THE TURK 8589 776   
JO DEARTAE 8645         0  3 0 THE SPECIALS 682     BILL PAXTON 8620      779   
MERIDIA NIGHTELF 8488   0  1 0 WAR COUNCIL 669      NYBBAS 8657           778   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I just wanna say:  Thanks for the big welcome.  First round was great, however, 
there could've been a little more win in it.  I guess that just speaks highly of you.  
Good luck and again thanks for the welcome.

Den -- Master of Down Challenges...Moi?  So I'm the MDC on the MIC??  Cool!! -- Spirit

All -- Looks like Den's Love Life has narrowly survived death!  Guess I'll give him a 
few rounds to see if he can survive life! -- Spirit

Scorpio -- I welcome the war council with an easy kill.  I toast you and quench my 
thirst on your coagulated blood and dine on your still beatin' heart! -- Chad

Phil -- SMH... you know better! -- Chad

Deeders -- I didn't see that challenge.  Poopy Pants! -- Chad

All -- Many try to speak ill will on the Big Lake Bandits, but why are you all 
avoiding him?  Pfff!  Too scared, I am sure, to lose your bolstered tourney teams!  
Run run run, gingerbread men. -- Chad

XXX Bandits -- I had no idea you were from Deeder's loins.  That just makes my high 
win count even more pleasureable! -- Chad

Snapperheads -- Crazy how you are responsible for over half my wins (Deeders the 
other) and you sit atop the W/L column?  You avoid the AA. -- Chad

Den -- No dice, I am here for a while. -- Hastur, manager of Slorbust 

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUT DROOL devastated JUNEAU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HYDRYK viciously subdued RETURNS in a 3 minute brutal expert's Challenge Title battle.
AAGRIVATOR luckily beat WICKED LESTAR in a 3 minute master's Challenge duel.
PUT LIGHTS UP was overpowered by OMAHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SLUDGE OOZE outwaited LAURI THE TRAMP in a crowd pleasing 9 minute Challenge fight.
HELL RAZOR was devastated by BIG ARM BILL in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HUMAN DEVOLUTION handily defeated SELF LOATHING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
IBWA unbelievably bested HERE AGAIN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
ABADDON was overpowered by BIBLE THUMPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
EVICTION was overpowered by DEN MOTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DEN'S LOVE LIFE overpowered NICE TRY! in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NIYTYOLE KNIGHT was narrowly defeated by MAYAL in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
YOUR(E)DUM was narrowly defeated by NOTFER LONG in a 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
SHAX was outlasted by THE IC TULIP in a unpopular 7 minute Challenge conflict.
FATSO savagely defeated ERMAC in a 5 minute gory Challenge duel.
NYBBAS was dealt death by GREVINE in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
ROY D MERCER was bested by ARTEMIS ENTRERI in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LIL DENNY was savagely defeated by GOV UHRHAMMER in a 3 minute veteran's match.
THE INTEROGATOR defeated TACOMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's conflict.
SALACIOUS CRUMB beat LACY in a 2 minute brutal expert's fight.
KLAANG was luckily beaten by ZWEIBACK in a action packed 4 minute gruesome fray.
GAUCHE BRIOCHE butchered BAD BLAKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZAEBOS savagely slew SOLOMON in a action packed 4 minute brutal fight.
I AM EXTINCTION defeated IN THE CLOSET in a exciting 1 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
FRUIT CAKE viciously subdued BELLE DEATHRINGER in a action packed 3 minute bout.
TRINITY overpowered QUICK-N-DEADLY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KYMZO KAKASHI handily defeated FRASER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LEPER MESSIAH was overpowered by WHAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
REPARTE handily defeated SPECIAL ED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BILL PAXTON murdered JO DEARTAE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPECIAL SAUCE was overpowered by THE NOSE-PICKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TRUMP CARD handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LIME-JELLO vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
HIJACKED RADIO was subdued by THE AWRY ASCENT in a 4 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       62 -  38 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  34 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        21 -  22 -  2      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    57 -  64 -  8      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  40 -  5      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   61 -  70 -  8      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  26 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  38 -  2      31  |

Turn 779 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HYDRYK 8300                19  16  2  106 THE ILLEARTH (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  CUT DROOL 8343             17   9  4  118 DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)
TOTAL PARRY      AAGRIVATOR 8248            21   9  0  109 DEMONSPAWN (194)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOV UHRHAMMER 8324         18  16  0  106 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
SLASHING ATTACK  KLAANG 8490                 9   7  2   64 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
AIMED BLOW       HELL RAZOR 8374            10   7  1   55 DEMONSPAWN (194)
BASHING ATTACK   I AM EXTINCTION 8506        9   6  1   50 DYSTOPIAN OVERLORDS (667)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SELF LOATHING 8568          6   2  0   47 THE SNAPPERHEADS (678)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OMAHA 7786.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LAURI THE TRAMP 8171.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZAEBOS 8548, WICKED 
LESTAR 8407, KLAANG 8490, GOV UHRHAMMER 8324, MAYAL 8626, FRUIT CAKE 8537, HYDRYK 
8300, FATSO 8567, SALACIOUS CRUMB 8394, and ERMAC 8361.

The least popular fighter this week was THE IC TULIP 8538.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE AWRY ASCENT 8666, SPECIAL SAUCE 8646, JO DEARTAE 8645, 
LEPER MESSIAH 8607, FRASER 8579, QUICK-N-DEADLY 8460, BELLE DEATHRINGER 8601, BAD 
BLAKE 8483, NICE TRY! 8606, and EVICTION 8608.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HYDRYK (33-8300) THE ILLEARTH (265)
OMAHA (33-7786) RAVAGING LORDS (44)

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

THE INTEROGATOR (33-8244) BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)