Date   : 02/04/2010    Duedate: 02/17/2010


DM-3    TURN-648

This Weeks Top Honors


(3-6845) [26-21-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GAMES LIBRARY (340)            DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
(3-6845) [26-21-1,107]         (3-6952) [7-1-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GAMES LIBRARY (340)            ASTRAL KIN (230)
(3-6845) [26-21-1,107]         (3-6996) [1-1-0,17]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAMES LIBRARY (340)         27
2. PASTA (616)                 24      IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
3. DREAMS OF KADATH (635)      17      Unchartered Team
4. GENERATION X (416)          15
5. ASTRAL KIN (230)             8      DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)    44   9  2 83.0   1/ 1 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)   10  1 0
 2/ 2*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    22  16  2 57.9   2/ 2 STATE OF MIND (245)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 PASTA (616)               79  63  7 55.6   3/ 4 GENERATION X (416)        6  8 0
 4/ 4 ASTRAL KIN (230)         292 273 24 51.7   4/ 6 ASTRAL KIN (230)          6  9 1
 5- 5*FAMILY HORDE (632)         1   1  0 50.0   5/ 5 GAMES LIBRARY (340)       6  9 0
 6/ 6 GENERATION X (416)       116 123 14 48.5   6/ 3*DREAMS OF KADATH (635)    5  4 0
 7/ 7 STATE OF MIND (245)       81  95  8 46.0   7/ 7 PASTA (616)               2  0 0
 8/ 8 GAMES LIBRARY (340)      659 927 19 41.6   8- 8*FAMILY HORDE (632)        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


     This room is a large, cavernous rectangle; it makes up most of the inside of the
structure.  Two smallish rooms, separated by the long expanse of the main room, are
built against the slotted boards of the double walls on each end.  These inner rooms
hide the "sewer seats" that cap an underground midden pit.  These walls are crooked
and slanted towards the wooden walls of the main structure.  They are made of
leftover masonry and rock and generous dollops of local cement.  (The cement is a
gray-greenish color that reflects the light from the central fire pit.  It's quite
abrasive to the touch--a mysterious mixture utilizing primarily limestone and sheep
dung, among other things.)
     Untidy piles of spears, wrapped in tangled loops of twine, lean against the
rough uneven surface of the midden pit's wall.  Furry clumps of animal skins, still
as death, are scattered throughout the tiled room.   Some are larger than others.
Some make soft, muted breathing sounds.
     A broad, ancient, heavily-scarred table stands patiently nearby.  Four central
pillars hold up its mammoth hexagonal surface.  Several irregular mounds of various
types and styles of scabbarded blades cover most of the tabletop.  An odd scrap of
parchment is tossed here and there.  A long, pointed cap of felt, decorated with
bright purple and green sequins, lies canted at the very edge of the table.  The fire
pit at the center of the room, surrounded by a low, wide, circular wall, flickers
irregularly.  Thin throbs of light reflect off of the sequins to tickle and captivate
the eye.  Glints from various goblets and bladed weapons, strewn and sprinkled
amongst the furry clumps, attempt to imitate the sequins' laughter.
     A sudden, high-pitched keening grows and quickly fills the room.  The fire
wavers and shudders briefly as a brilliant spear of magenta springs suddenly into the
warm, smoke-tinged air.  A chorus of groans echo the bright light's appearance.
Lumpy piles of furs quiver and jerk spasmodically throughout the room.  A few clawed
hands scrabble impotently against the rough floor tiles.  A handful of stuttering
whimpers, mixed with a couple of hoarse shrieks of agony, reverberate among the dusty
rafters as the magenta light fades away.
     The slim, imperious figure of a woolen-cloaked youth is revealed.  The narrow
face is split by a wide smile.  The glowing blue eyes sweep meticulously through the
room, only pausing briefly to consider some of the quivering piles of furs.
     "Havoc!  Havoc!  You're here somewhere, yes?"
     A solemn, gravel-strewn, tortuous whisper leaks out from under a nearby pile of
furs.  "By the gods, Kid, please, please...."  A hacking, rumbly cough shakes the
     "Ho there, Havoc!  There you are!  How was the party?"  Somewhere against one
far wall a faint sobbing can be heard.  The Arcane Kid chuckles softly to himself as
he picks his way smoothly through the litter and human flotsam.  When he reaches the
firepit he sweeps back his thick woolen cloak and sits on the wide rim, luxuriating
in the pulsing heat of the dying fire.
     A brawny arm, ridged with muscle and lines of scar tissue, works its way out
from under a griffin's pelt.  The thick golden hair, ruffled with broad dove-gray
feathers along one edge, parts suddenly as Havoc's square head, tousled and sticky
with some dark fluid, pushes out from underneath and cracks solidly against the
     "Ouch!" smiles Arcane.  He tilts his head and watches Havoc appraisingly as the
bulky warrior methodically--if slowly--crawls feebly from under the griffin's pelt
and sprawls lovingly against the cold tile.  Havoc's bulbous nose, notes the Kid, is
a trifle wider and much redder than usual.  Clotted blood lines the left edge of
Havoc's mouth and makes a dark swathe amongst the black and white bristle along his
neck.  Havoc slowly raises his callused, trembling hand briefly in the Kid's
direction before allowing it to drop lifelessly with a loud meaty SMACK.
     Arcane laughs a harsh booming laugh that pushes against the rafters and Havoc's
face, causing the room to shudder convulsively even as Havoc's face twists into a
fearsome grimace.  Another smattering of sobs, slightly louder now, echoes thinly
after the Kid's outburst of mirth.  The Kid pushes himself up suddenly and sashays
over to Havoc's prone, stain-covered, trembling body.  A small flask of sky-blue
glass appears magically in his slender hand.  The flask emits a muted blue
luminescence mirrored in the Kid's eyes.  Arcane dexterously twists the clear stopper
free from the flask.  It's loud "pop" causes Havoc's face to twitch twice
uncontrollably.  The Kid gracefully lowers himself to one knee and, gently grabbing
the skin from the back of Havoc's neck, carefully lifts his head and pours a few
drops of shimmering blue liquid into Havoc's crusty mouth and then lays him back
softly against the hard floor.
     Arcane re-stoppers the flask and returns to his seat and the warmth of the fire.
He looks around the room and hums absently to himself, tapping his boots together
impatiently as Havoc's breathing begins to deepen and his face acquires a more life-
like hue.  After a couple of minutes Havoc begins to gradually bring his knees up and
closer to his chest.  A couple of minutes more creep by while the Kid rises and goes
to the wood pile at the far end of the fire pit.  He grabs a few pieces, about as
long and as wide as his leg, and lays them critically amongst the bright red embers.
He makes another trip to the wood pile and adds a few more pieces of wood to the fire
     By the time the new wood catches and the flames are rising strongly, Havoc
manages to roll over onto his knees and crawl towards the pit.  He reaches it and
pulls himself up and onto its edge.  The Kid doesn't try to help.  Instead, he brings
out the sky-blue glass flask and offers it silently to Havoc, now swaying uncertainly
next to him.  It takes a couple of tries, but Havoc finally manages to grasp the
flask.  He tilts it briefly against his sandpaper lips and gurgles a couple of
swallows before the Kid snatches the flask out of his trembling hand.
     "Hey!  Take it easy with that stuff!" Arcane warns.  Havoc's face slowly swivels
toward the Kid and opens a pair of horrendously bloodshot eyes, rimmed with an amber
crust.  After a few tries his lips stop flopping in an uncoordinated fashion, and a
small rough whisper grates out.
     "I really hate... hate you."
     The Arcane Kid merely smirks and offers a lazy shrug of his slight shoulders.
     "Kid.  What the hell... what are you... doin' here?"
     "I just thought I'd drop by and offer my best wishes to Helias Sol.  He's
retiring to some backwater village, isn't he?  I didn't know when I'd get the chance
to see him again, so I decided to come now."  The Kid chuckles and holds his palms
toward the flames.  "Which fetid pile is he hiding under?"
     "Kiss my... my..."  Havoc turns suddenly, falling from his seat on the edge of
the firepit and dropping to his hands and knees.  He vomits a curdled yellow stream
onto a nearby wyvern pelt; its scales change color under the onslaught.
     "Well, you seemed to have had a wonderful time at his going away party," Arcane
mutters to himself as Havoc retches and grunts.  "I warned you against using genetic
enhancement tech on grapes and grain without careful scientific analysis."
     Havoc finally pauses long enough to throw himself on his side, his eyes tightly
squeezed shut.
     "Well.  I just thought I'd let you know--we just received his replacement and
the one for Splintered Sky.  Not ideal prospects, unfortunately, but perhaps we
     Havoc's body heaves spasmodically, his face mere inches away from his small pool
of puke.  His throat makes a hollow, bubbling sound, but nothing else seems to come
up.  Arcane smiles widely to himself and stands up, wrapping his cloak tightly around
his narrow frame.
     "That elixir will take a few hours to take full effect, you know.  By the end of
the day you'll be back to your old sullen self again.  We'll talk over fighter
strategy tomorrow."
     A sudden, high-pitched keening grows and quickly fills the room.  The fire
wavers and shudders briefly as a brilliant spear of magenta springs suddenly into the
warm, smoke-tinged air.  A chorus of groans echo the bright light s appearance.
Lumpy piles of furs quiver and jerk spasmodically throughout the room.  Hands claw
and scrabble, here and there, impotently scratching against the rough floor tiles.  A
handful of stuttering whimpers, mixed with a couple of hoarse shrieks of agony,
linger after the magenta light fades away.

       + ]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
     "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!"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): EDDIE INCHER of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): MATT RICIDE of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): ROOT of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): SKI-BUM 18 (Ski-Bum, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 603): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 595): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 269): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 530): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 220): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 524): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 646): PALMETTA PATTY of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BARRIO of WORDS THAT END IN 0 (Otis?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 632): TAREK of LUROCIAN PRIDE (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 631): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 579): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good ol' Osksi... the land of the free, and the home of Delarquan death!  I've
never seen such concentrated bloodshed in one place as I've seen in this fair
city.... but hey, who am I to talk?!
     The ascension to the throne was yet another bloody example of how precarious it
can be in this fair city of ours.  Our condolences go out to Games Library for their
loss.  At least Generation X knows that my bloodthirsty ways are not aimed solely at
them, for they have tasted death not once but twice at my hands.
     I look forward to the challenge of holding this lofty position in a place where
the competition is not only stiff, it also runs deep and wide.  I see many worthy
adversaries in my midst who no doubt have their sights set on the throne at some
point in their futures... that challenge, I do welcome.
     As Games Library seems to be the only active team within reach of the throne, I
place my one and only challenge to Kovaramann Voth... assuming I am not bloodfueded
by him first.
     Until then, I bid you fairwell until next turn.
     May your realities be true, for mine is forever abstract in nature.

          Your duelmaster,
               Virtual Reality

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  PASTA had cause to celebrate, after ZITI got 
14 points by beating CADILLAC DUNDEE.  CADILLAC DUNDEE certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to ZITI and losing 11 points in the process!  
Duelmaster VIRTUAL REALITY from STATE OF MIND is going for the gold, as he challenged 
GAMES LIBRARY's KOVARAMANN VOTH.  Ooh, the excitement!  In OSKSI, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, KOVARAMANN VOTH.  
Word has it one team in OSKSI is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
GENERATION X are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of GENERATION X found their efforts at combat frustrated as DREAMS OF KADATH 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
STONED IMMACULATE could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Justice was 
served as KOVARAMANN VOTH fought VIRTUAL REALITY in bloodfeud.  Well done, GAMES 
LIBRARY!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in OSKSI would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  OSKSI, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Elefont.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845         26  21  1   107       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FARFALE 6871                 15   1  0   180       PASTA (616)
-DAT NGUYEN 6216              19  22  0    97       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 VIRTUAL REALITY 6958          7   3  3    94       STATE OF MIND (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERFECT DRUG 6943             8   0  0    88       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
-WHIRLING INSELBERG 6924       6   0  0    86       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 FURIOUS GORGE 6923           10   3  0    85       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 TV DINNER 4910               16  20  5    73       GENERATION X (416)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZITI 6907                     6   1  0    66       PASTA (616)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADILLAC DUNDEE 6956          9   1  1    55       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 SHUB NIGGUARTH 6952           7   1  1    51       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 BOB THE INHALER 6928         11   2  1    50       IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
 VECTOR UNSTABLE 6231          9   5  1    49       ASTRAL KIN (230)
-DIANE MACK 6435               5   5  0    42       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 THE VOICE INSIDE 6974         3   3  0    39       STATE OF MIND (245)
-JEFF DUNKLE 6391              6   9  0    34       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
-GEMELLI 6926                  4   1  0    34       PASTA (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUNNY FARM FIEND 6985         2   2  1    33       STATE OF MIND (245)
 SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR 6970         3   4  0    28       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 CTHYLLA 6953                  4   4  0    26       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
 STONED IMMACULATE 6975        4   2  0    26       STATE OF MIND (245)
 ZOMBIE BAIT 6964              4   1  0    24       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSTANT ACCESS 6971           4   2  0    22       GENERATION X (416)
 KAREOKE KILLER 6972           3   3  1    17       GENERATION X (416)
 FALRONDIAL VOTH 6989          2   1  0    17       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
 MEGA PIXEL 6995               2   0  0    17       GENERATION X (416)
 PLASMA GIRL 6996              1   1  0    17       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 TAINT OF THE SEA 6950         3   5  0    14       DREAMS OF KADATH (635)
-RAY MORAN 6436                1   9  0    13       AMERICAN APPRAISAL (559)
 COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987        1   3  0    10       GENERATION X (416)
 ELBOWS 6979                   1   0  0    10       PASTA (616)
 SALDORINIVAN KIRO 6977        2   3  0     9       GAMES LIBRARY (340)
-ANGELICA PRIDDY 6915          1   1  0     8       FAMILY HORDE (632)
-RIGATONI 6976                 1   2  1     6       PASTA (616)
 ION FUSION 7008               1   0  0     6       ASTRAL KIN (230)
 MENOLDRIN SKO 7009            0   1  0     1       GAMES LIBRARY (340)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALSE GRAVITY 7007            0   1  0     1       ASTRAL KIN (230)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STARLESS 6988           0  3 0 ASTRAL KIN 230       HIGH ELF              648  NONE
MANICOTTI 6944          0  1 0 PASTA 616            KAREOKE KILLER 6972   644  NOT REVENGED
EYES OF DISARRAY 6986   0  4 0 STATE OF MIND 245    LORD ISKOVEN          648  NONE
FRENETIC DESIRES 6966   1  3 0 STATE OF MIND 245    RIGATONI 6976         644  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kovaramann Voth -- Still with the skills, eh?  Gotta love ya! -- Helias Sol

Cadillac Dundee -- I just don't think that it's right for you to be empty-handed like
that.  And win. -- Vector Unstable 

Skaevolovian Kor -- If that doesn't put me in Jake with the boss, what will? --

Saldorinivan Kiro -- I can't believe you got the jump on me!  You must be faassst!!
-- Plasma Girl

Stone Golem -- Oh sure, for Vector you grimace and whiten with pain... for me you
just dish it out!! -- ghost of Splintered Sky

State of Mind -- Thanks for the welcome.  Where's the parade being held? -- Astral

Does anyone know if Buri of the Aesir is still around?  Perhaps under another name?

     To my knowledge, he is not active in Duel II at this time.

Tarobinz Maur -- My apologies, as the intent to kill was not present...  You were
challenged for the skill learns yet again, but I suppose I got a bit over zealous
there.  Hopefully the bloodshed ends there. -- Virtual Reality

Coffee House Poet -- Nothing like hearing a sonnet after a good smoking! -- Stoned

Instant Access -- That was fun... they should take my restraints off more often! --
Funny Farm Fiend

Bob the Inhaler -- That makes you two for two....  Something tells me I'd be better
off keeping it at that and move on to greener pastures. -- The Voice Inside

Kareoke Killer -- You just signed my death warrant! -- Eyes of Disarray

     Personals incorrectly labeled by intended for Kati-Tei removed from this point.
     Check your receipts when you email personals!  The receipts will tell you where
     they end up. -- the Editor

Perfect Drug -- Not sure if you are "perfect," but still pretty damn good.  Maybe I
should buy some of what you are using.  Sure looks like a performance enhancer. -- TV

Eyes of Disarray -- I guess you just don't learn, do you?!  But if you like to learn
the hard way, I'll be happy to teach you again! -- Kareoke Killer

Stoned Immaculate -- Looks like coffee isn't as strong as what you are on right now!
I'd better brew a stronger pot then! -- Coffee House Poet

Funny Farm Fiend -- I don't think I really want to know what kind of fiendish things
you were doing on that farm of yours! :) --Instant Access

Falrondial Voth--  It's nice to get the first one under the belt!  I'm sure I'll see
you again. -- Mega Pixel

Kid Arcane -- Keep writing those spotlights!  It makes things more lively around
Here. -- Storm Lord (Generation X)

The howling of Shub-Niggurath's foul brood kept me awake all night, and now noxious
dreams pervade my wakened mind. -- Reaper

     No more anchovy pizza before bed.

Virtual Reality -- Damn.  I should've stayed with the literal reality. -- Ghost of
Tarobinz Maur
P.S.  Of course, maybe it's just a virtual death?
P.P.S.  But I will never teach you another skill again.

Helias Sol -- Far be it from me to smirch the luster of a departing Lady Protector!
Sneaky turn-around there, good work. -- Kovaramann Voth

Starless -- Well, I hope they got my race fixed, because I don't think either one of
us is a dwarf.  Even though I felt dwarfed by you. -- Skaevolovian Kor

Plasma Girl -- Really?  I always wanted to have a friend who worked in the Infirmary.
On account of the unreliability of insurance, you know. -- Saldorinivan Kiro
P.S.  They tell me whole blood is better than plasma, though.
P.P.S.  At least, the vampires prefer it.

Mega Pixel -- Your friends call you Meg, right?  May I count myself among their
number?  Hang on, let me check... yes, the Commission says I'm MASSIVELY charismatic
(I knew that), and better than average attractive and sociable besides, so you almost
have to say yes, right? -- Falrondial Voth

Arcane Kid -- Enjoyed the spotlight, keep them coming. -- Jorja, Games Library

Helias Sol -- Good!  Because you weren't missing me enough while here. -- Kovaramann

Coffee House Poet -- Could I blame it on too much coffee, makes me jittery and
irritiable, you know. -- Saldorinivan Kiro

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EYES OF DISARRAY was butchered by LORD ISKOVEN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STARLESS was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
VIRTUAL REALITY was subdued by KOVARAMANN VOTH in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
ZOMBIE BAIT won victory over PLASMA GIRL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
STONED IMMACULATE defeated KAREOKE KILLER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
TV DINNER was bested by FURIOUS GORGE in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
CADILLAC DUNDEE was defeated by ZITI in a exciting 2 minute struggle.
VECTOR UNSTABLE bested SKAEVOLOVIAN KOR in a 2 minute competition.
SHUB NIGGUARTH overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BOB THE INHALER won victory over FUNNY FARM FIEND in a 3 minute duel.
CTHYLLA lost to THE VOICE INSIDE in a popular 1 minute duel.
COFFEE HOUSE POET was overpowered by FALRONDIAL VOTH in a 1 minute uneven match.
TAINT OF THE SEA was overpowered by INSTANT ACCESS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALDORINIVAN KIRO was subdued by MEGA PIXEL in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
ELBOWS devastated FALSE GRAVITY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ION FUSION bested MENOLDRIN SKO in a 2 minute bloody amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  10 -  1      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  15 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  24 -  6      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  27 -  1      31  |

Turn 648 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845       26  21  1  107 GAMES LIBRARY (340)
WALL OF STEEL    FURIOUS GORGE 6923         10   3  0   85 IRATE FORMATIONS (633)
AIMED BLOW       ZITI 6907                   6   1  0   66 PASTA (616)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOVARAMANN VOTH 6845.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PLASMA GIRL 6996.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZITI 6907, 

The least popular fighter this week was FALSE GRAVITY 7007.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COFFEE HOUSE POET 6987, CTHYLLA 6953, ZOMBIE BAIT 6964,