DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2006    Duedate: 02/22/2006

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-266

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOM SAWYER
SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-4281) [14-4-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOM SAWYER                     FOUL
SMITHSONIAN (245)              ASSASSIN NATION (377)
(8-4281) [14-4-0,122]          (8-2940) [5-3-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOOL GREEN                     KOOL GREEN
ENTENTER (534)                 ENTENTER (534)
(8-4568) [14-12-1,79]          (8-4568) [14-12-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAKUZA (541)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. X-FORCE (484)               69
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           32      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)    30      Unchartered Team
4. ORCISH IDIOMS (563)         23
5. FURIOUS FIVE (543)          22      ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       13   1  0 92.9   1/ 3 YAKUZA (541)             12  3 2
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        62  30  0 67.4   2/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)        11  3 0
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        504 328 13 60.6   3/ 6 X-FORCE (484)            10  5 2
 4/ 4 YAKUZA (541)             130  92  7 58.6   4/ 9*ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       9  1 0
 5/ 5 LA PENTARCHIE (481)      201 163  4 55.2   5/ 5 ENTENTER (534)            7  7 0
 6/ 0*BLEAK LEGION (520)        12  12  2 50.0   6/ 2 LA PENTARCHIE (481)       7  8 0
 7/ 0*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        10  10  1 50.0   7/10 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  6  8 0
 8/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       60  64  1 48.4   8/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        5  4 0
 9/ 9 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)  99 113  8 46.7   9-11 A.K.A. (346)              3  2 0
10/10 ENTENTER (534)            52  62  3 45.6  10/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       3 10 0
11/11 X-FORCE (484)            140 177 13 44.2  11/ 0*FURIOUS FIVE (543)        2  3 0
12/ 0*ASSASSIN NATION (377)     19  25  2 43.2  12/13*SOULTAKERS (553)          2  6 0
13-12 A.K.A. (346)              78 110  8 41.5  13/ 0*BLEAK LEGION (520)        1  0 1
14/13*LEVIATHAN (556)            6  20  1 23.1  14/ 0*ASSASSIN NATION (377)     1  4 0
15/14*SOULTAKERS (553)           4  18  0 18.2  15/14*LEVIATHAN (556)           1  8 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): BIG LOU of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 532): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 525): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 521): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 521): ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 519): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 514): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 483): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 381): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 474): PARNIAN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 464): FLINT HILLS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 166): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, proud managers of Arkers!  I'm surprised to be representing our
arena.  Sensei Jan has only previously run two other fighters (both unsuccessful) of
my particular style.  My ascension has not been an easy one.  I've fought top notch
fighters, of nearly every style.  I've slipped past the parries of scum, out-jumped
strikers, and have laid waste to waste.  The warriors who are in challenging range
are no joke, they are all skilled and tough.
     Tom Sawyer -- I have no wish to meet you, though I will fight to my utmost if it
happens.  Your style combined with your fine record gives me great pause.
     Aujard -- You I wish to fight.  You are a hearty warrior, no doubt.  And you
have delivered many losses to my other team members (though I seem to remember a
certain ripper of mine who dealt with you...).  So with you, it is personal.
     Helen -- My mouth waters in anticipation of a meeting with you.  We share so
much, sister.  The same style, nearly the same record...however, I refuse to fight
Kung-Fu Master, whom you adore.  You are, however, unlike Aujard, an unknown to me.
We shall see, sister....
     Mongoose -- You are second after Tom of those I would rather not fight.  While
your record is not grand, you pack much experience and unpredictability.
     Sasha -- For the love of all things Holy, I pray we do not meet on a matchup.
You are an alliance mate, and a formidable opponent.
     I pay nothing but respect to the challengers I might face this turn.  May our
blood on the sand bring much tribute to Arkers. -- Inochi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARKERS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as SMITHSONIAN is pushed out 
of top team by YAKUZA, who came from 3rd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for LA PENTARCHIE, whose 
0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 6th.  ORCISH IDIOMS stable has parlayed this 
turn's 5-0-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  
Good work, guys!  The X-FORCE guild has had a 5-0-2 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, 
SUNFIRE fought V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT and gained 19 points and contributed to X-FORCE's 
5-0-2.  AUJARD has lost to TIEN, falling 21 points, while helping make LA PENTARCHIE 
a 0-5-0 turn.  And all eyes were on TOM SAWYER this turn as he ascended to the throne 
of Duelmaster.  ARKERS has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  ENTENTER has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ARKERS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding ENTENTER more than any other team we find YAKUZA.  ARKERS, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
ALAIN DRAGOON from LA PENTARCHIE was ARKERS' most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The manager of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL will not be pleased to learn that SAINT 
SEIYA, a 4-2-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of X-FORCE's ATLAS.  Banners at 
half mast, warriors, ENTENTER has lost S. G., and you might say all of ARKERS has 
felt the loss, except maybe X-FORCE.  ASSASSIN NATION has lost GRUESOME to the arena 
in the sky, but they don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 4-5-0?  A 
brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the 
fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ARKERS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ARKERS, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOM SAWYER 4281              14   4  0   122       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIEN 4672                    13  11  1   105       YAKUZA (541)
 INOCHI 4730                  10   1  0    99       YAKUZA (541)
 DART 4586                    16   9  1    98       X-FORCE (484)
 ZZZZ'S 4381                  19   6  0    97       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-HELEN OF TROY 4603            9   1  0    97       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 NYTEMAIR 3602                12   7  1    96       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOOSE 2663                16  22  0    94       A.K.A. (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUJARD 4639                  14  12  0    84       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 RICHARDTHELIONHEART 4023     12  13  1    82       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 KOOL GREEN 4568              14  12  1    79       ENTENTER (534)
 KISERU 4717                   8   4  0    67       YAKUZA (541)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMURABI 4219               10   7  0    63       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 JERNIG MARS 4749             12  14  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 SUNFIRE 4856                  6   2  0    61       X-FORCE (484)
 ALAIN DRAGOON 4716           13   8  0    59       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 ELIXIR 4815                   7   4  2    59       X-FORCE (484)
 V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT 4598     13  19  0    58       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
-ZIP 4383                      9   7  0    58       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEORDIS INK 4746             14  12  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 LADY MACBETH 4627             5   3  0    48       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-FALCON 3422                   7  11  0    45       A.K.A. (346)
 IMBER LACK 4748              10  13  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 DAZZLER 4849                  6   3  1    38       X-FORCE (484)
 OVERDRIVE 4792                6   4  0    37       ENTENTER (534)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOUL 2940                     5   3  0    33       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 LES PAUL 4757                 8   3  0    32       ENTENTER (534)
 SPUD 4704                     2   2  1    32       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 ATLAS 4891                    2   0  1    31       X-FORCE (484)
 LURID 2943                    6   3  1    30       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854          3   0  0    30       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 LIN MINMEI 4875               3   1  1    29       YAKUZA (541)
 CHAOS INVADER 4867            4   2  0    28       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 MIST DANCER 4387              5   2  1    25       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         2   0  0    25       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-SIDESWIPE 4585                1   0  1    25       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 SOHEI 4876                    3   1  1    24       YAKUZA (541)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOR DETHKALL 4850             6   3  0    23       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 MORE MOORE 4864               3   1  0    23       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 ROCK GLAS HUT FUN 4851        3   0  0    22       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 ZERO 4658                     2   0  0    22       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-BASILISK 4659                 3   6  1    20       A.K.A. (346)
-STING RAY 4735                3   1  1    19       A.K.A. (346)
-LADY GHOST 4391               3   1  0    19       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855         3   0  0    18       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 LOU 4706                      3   1  0    18       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 FLOYD ROSE 4886               2   0  0    17       ENTENTER (534)
 OUTLAW 4888                   1   1  0    15       CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
 CHIANA 4812                   3   5  0    14       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MORG POTTS 4868               3   3  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 AERYN SUN 4811                2   6  0    12       LEVIATHAN (556)
 AVATAR 2937                   2   4  1    11       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878              1   3  1    11       LEVIATHAN (556)
 WILL NEVER TV 4887            1   2  0    11       LA PENTARCHIE (481)
 SPEW 3214                     1   1  0    10       ASSASSIN NATION (377)
-IRON FIST 4390                2   3  0     9       BLEAK LEGION (520)
 FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            2   1  0     9       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 JODIE 4707                    2   2  0     8       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 CHUCK 4705                    2   2  0     8       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
 GRIM 4795                     1   4  0     7       SOULTAKERS (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOREGANA 4793                 1   4  0     7       SOULTAKERS (553)
 CHACH 4703                    1   3  0     6       FURIOUS FIVE (543)
-TEETH 4862                    0   3  0     3       SOULTAKERS (553)
-TEARREAL VAN SOUL 4866        0   1  0     1       SOULTAKERS (553)
 HOLGA KOBB 4898               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ZIPPETY 4889                  0   1  0     1       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 388      0  1 0   1                   MIST DANCER 4387      266 NONE    
HYENA 4732             1  4 0 A.K.A. 346            MARSHMALLOW 4878      265         
GRUESOME 2936          4  5 0 ASSASSIN NATION 377   LIN MINMEI 4875       266         
SAINT SEIYA 4865       4  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF STEE 202 ATLAS 4891            266         
S. G. 4753             7  4 0 ENTENTER 534          DART 4586             266         
KA D'ARGO 4814         0  4 0 LEVIATHAN 556         STING RAY 4735        262 REVENGED
GEROGE JIM 4832        3  4 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546     BASILISK 4659         262 NOT REVE
FANGS 4797             2  3 0 SOULTAKERS 553        SOHEI 4876            265         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, Sensei Jan, what a nice thing to say.  Thanks. -- The Z Man

For those wondering, the Z Gladiatorz will be back in more force after The Face. --
The Z Man

Hey!  Hey again!  Who are those usurpers called Orcish Idioms who sneaked in there
with a better record than my Z guys?  Could it be.... -- The Z Man

S.G. -- That fight was as short as our names.  You cad! -- Zip

You nearly lulled me to sleep, Khalhums Dwarf, but I showed you! -- ZZZZ's

A Z a day keeps the doctor away.  (Unless it is an orc doctor.) -- The Z Man

Kool Green -- That was so peaceful--like floating down the Mississippi on a raft.  I
had fun. -- Tom Sawyer

Inochi -- We salute your talent and your ability to take the throne at such a young
age.  Be it known that the graduating record for slashers is 21-0 done by Galena of
Kansans (now in Primus under another name).  You can do it! -- Curator
P.S.  Duelmaster Columns should be required!

Dart -- You are a fine warrior.  I challenged, but you showed you were my better.
Salute. -- Richard The Lion Heart

Kung-Fu Master -- That nonsense doesn't work against a real woman, you know. -- Helen
Of Troy

Les Paul -- I like my men to go a looooooooong time.  You did well.  Alas, I seem to
wear them out prematurely.  "Out, out, brief candle...." -- Lady Macbeth

Maximillian -- Ymir will look, well, uh, interesting lunging with that hatchet! --
Curator

Elixir -- Why thank you for the challenge.  Sorry I couldn't allow you the "eye for
an eye" routine. -- Hammurabi

All -- Good luck to you.  We hope you did well at The Face. -- Curator and The
Smithsonians

Got it, Curator!  Let's try to best the best. -- Le Pentarque (hum... not La
Pentarque, I'm not a lady)

This Inochi seems to be real good.  Try again, Nytemair!

Thanks, Sohei.  I can get angry only after losing a lot of blood. -- The quiet More
Moore

Welcome back to Slugbait. -- Le Pentarque.

Yakuza -- The bloodfeud begins.  Like I always say, an eye for an eye but now you all
die.  Your days are numbered so start counting. -- Soultakers

Lady Macbeth -- No.  And I thought 18 was too long. -- Dazzler

Alain -- It kind of surprised me too. -- Dart

Saint Seiya -- Not the face--anywhere but the face. -- Dazzler

Kiseru -- Hopefully in my favor next time. -- Sunfire

Imber Lack -- Come on.  I need every advantage I can get. -- Elixer

Morg Potts -- Hard-hearted?  Short trial period?  I gave him one chance.  How can you
say that's cruel? -- Savant

Richard the Lionheart -- May I call you Richard?  I was really surprised.  I thought
you would slaughter me.  Especially since I forgot my armor. -- Dart

Hammurabi -- I did not expect you to be so fast. -- Eslixir

Chaos Invader -- My light lets me hold chaos at bay. -- Elixir

Saint Seiya -- For a Saint you run around with a pretty rough crowd. -- Sunfire

All -- This will probably be my second set this cycle.  Last turn's personals and
strats must've arrived late.  So sorry for a lot of babbling from us. -- Blackstorm

Zig Zag -- Four of my six losses come from DMs or ADM graduates.  It's too bad I
picked the wrong weapon.  I found my fav at the tourney.  Alas I won't be trying it
against you or Zit.  Congrats. -- Nytemair

Lady Macbeth -- I may be evil and everything, but I won't invade a lady. -- Chaos
Warrior
P.S.  My buddy Seiya would though!

Dazzler -- Hey, you too  I thought I had you.-- Saint Seiya

Les Paul -- Do you think the suit is too much?  Talk about asthma attacks. -- Yor
Dethkall

Chiana -- My buddy Yor keeps bugging everyone, but he asked me to tell you that,
that's the wrong "stick" you're using.  Have you tried mine? -- Saint Seiya

Congrats to all the new Lords and Ladies.  Good luck. -- Blackstorm

Curator, Pentarque, Z Man -- Greetings to you.  The reason I address all three of you
is because I may have had an idea we could have fun with....  Would if possible to
have the Pentarque and I join forces as "The Frenchies" (or something even more cool)
and have a friendly "battle of wills" against the Consortium?  I know I'd have a
ball, not to mention sharpen my skills.  As they say, "to be the best you have to
compete against the best".  Would this interest any of you? -- Blackstorm

Pentarque -- Sorry about Biberon.  Gravedigger got toasted too.  He was a 11(1)-
14(2)-10-17-17(2)-6(1)-15 WS.  I don't know why he was messed up.  I ran every type
of rhythm, but he still sucked (or maybe I do).  Whatever. -- Blackstorm

Leviathan and Soultakers -- How are things?  Hey if you are struggling don't hesitate
to ask around Arkers.  You'll find most of us helpful. -- Blackstorm
P.S.  We'd hate to lose our new teams.

Max -- For Heaven's sake, alliance mate, get in your turn on time!  I can't hold the
fort by myself forever. -- Sensei Jan

Maxi -- Thank you for the kind encouragement.  But I'm no Sir.  Just a Lady with an
attitude and an extremely sharp blade. -- Inochi

Nytemair -- I didn't really want to match up with you.  My manager has watched your
progress and is impressed, so naturally I was cautious.  The fight was more one sided
for me than I thought it would be.  La Pentarque told you good luck last turn (I'll
remember that Pent!  Lol!). -- Inochi

Curator -- Thank you.  I will try to uphold the honor of our fine arena for as long
as possible. -- Inochi

All -- Anyone know when someone's "Ladies in Waiting" will appear in Arkers? --
Sensei Jan

Feordis Ink -- You can sure take a beatin'.  I was breathing pretty hard there at the
end before I managed to put a stop to you (and not because of those stockings you
were wearing). -- Kiseru

ghost of Fangs -- That's the first time I've ever seen a fighter of you style using
that specific weapon.  It did not serve you.  I await your manager's bloodfeud. --
Sohei

Aujard -- I pile-drove you in the head, and yet you still managed to come back and
whip me.  Congrats! -- Tien

Chiana -- That fight went exactly how I thought it would go.  Still, with all the
scum in this arena you have the right idea. -- Lin Minmei

A Captured Orc?  I thought that sort of thing had gone out of style along with stone
axes and spears with fire-hardened points!  I guess not.  (heavy sigh)  And he isn't
even a particularly healthy orc.  He's stunted and scrawny.  He's an insult to
orcdom.  Or, wait!  I see it now, it's all a PLOT to make us THINK that orcs are no
longer dangerous, no longer to be FEARED!  Yes, that must be it.  This pathetic
creature is not a TRUE orc, but some sort of pseudo-orcish DECOY. -- Jernig Mars
P.S.  I'm not a dwarf.  How many times do I have to say this before Leeta will deign
to mention it to the blind fools at the Commission?

Falcon -- Yes, well...not my day, huh?  Maybe not even my year.  Fortunately, we have
a new year, and maybe THIS one is mine. -- Imber Lack
P.S.  What's amazing is that your record is even worse than mine, and STILL you won.
You must have hidden talents that are only now appearing.

Kiseru -- As the saying goes, "Was my face red!"  To have fallen for that sucker-
play, that old "feint high, attack low" trick.  What can I say except...good fight.
-- Feordis Ink

Rock Glas Hut Fun -- Yeah, that DOES sound like fun!  Got any special huts in mind?
-- Morg Potts

Zip -- Er...thanks. -- Feordis Ink
P.S.  Enough what?

Hammurabi -- Who said anything about eyes and teeth? -- Jernig Mars, not a dentist
and what would I do with someone else's eyes?  What would you do with 'em, for that
matter?

Chaos Invader -- As if! -- Morg Potts
P.S.  Unless you challenge me, only brownian motion will bring us onto the sands
together again.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIM was bested by SOHEI in a 1 minute amateur's Bloodfeud fight.
RICHARDTHELIONHEART vanquished ALAIN DRAGOON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ELIXIR savagely defeated FEORDIS INK in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
SUNFIRE devastated V.BALTIMORE-'W.BALT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LADY MACBETH luckily beat OVERDRIVE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge competition.
ZERO vanquished MORG POTTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ATLAS killed SAINT SEIYA in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
INOCHI was overcome by TOM SAWYER in a 2 minute Title fight.
AUJARD was handily defeated by TIEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DART dispatched S. G. in a action packed 4 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
KOOL GREEN was luckily beaten by ZZZZ'S in a action packed 8 minute veteran's fight.
NYTEMAIR overpowered HAMMURABI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KISERU devastated IMBER LACK in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JERNIG MARS demolished LURID in a popular 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
MORE MOORE was overcome by FOUL in a 3 minute fight.
DAZZLER vanquished AERYN SUN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LES PAUL vanquished AVATAR in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
KIK BAKET OW TOE devastated CHACH in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ME CHEAT U LOSE overpowered CHIANA in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
GOT CAT'S TONGUE defeated MARSHMALLOW in a unpopular 5 minute conflict.
MIST DANCER butchered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GRUESOME was dispatched by LIN MINMEI in a 1 minute match.
CHAOS INVADER overpowered JODIE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fray.
WILL NEVER TV slimly lost to ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a exciting 1 minute gory bout.
YOR DETHKALL was overpowered by SPUD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOU defeated SPEW in a popular 6 minute novice's duel.
CHUCK was demolished by OUTLAW in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
FAT CAT YUMMY outwaited ZIPPETY in a dull 14 minute novice's fray.
FLOYD ROSE overpowered HOLGA KOBB in a 1 minute uneven competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         TOTAL PARRY       45 -  28 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  38 -  6      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  26 -  3      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  30 -  4      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  22 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  18 -  0      14  |

Turn 266 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        8 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  4     AIMED BLOW         0 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TOM SAWYER 4281            14   4  0  122 SMITHSONIAN (245)
BASHING ATTACK   TIEN 4672                  13  11  1  105 YAKUZA (541)
SLASHING ATTACK  INOCHI 4730                10   1  0   99 YAKUZA (541)
STRIKING ATTACK  NYTEMAIR 3602              12   7  1   96 CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (202)
LUNGING ATTACK   AUJARD 4639                14  12  0   84 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
AIMED BLOW       ALAIN DRAGOON 4716         13   8  0   59 LA PENTARCHIE (481)
WALL OF STEEL    OVERDRIVE 4792              6   4  0   37 ENTENTER (534)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOOL GREEN 4568.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was S. G. 4753.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOOL GREEN 4568, SPEW 3214, 
ELIXIR 4815, INOCHI 4730, MORE MOORE 4864, AVATAR 2937, DART 4586, JERNIG MARS 4749, 
FOUL 2940, and SOHEI 4876.

The least popular fighter this week was ZIPPETY 4889.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FAT CAT YUMMY 4863, GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855, LADY MACBETH 4627, HOLGA 
KOBB 4898, YOR DETHKALL 4850, JODIE 4707, MARSHMALLOW 4878, CHACH 4703, AERYN SUN 
4811, and LURID 2943.