DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2008    Duedate: 01/21/2009

ARKERS ARENA

DM-8    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENEYE
BONDAGE (469)
(8-4479) [18-2-0,204]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENEYE                      AYANNAH WULF
BONDAGE (469)                  HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
(8-4479) [18-2-0,204]          (8-5145) [1-2-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLDENEYE                      ROSA KLEBB
BONDAGE (469)                  BONDAGE (469)
(8-4479) [18-2-0,204]          (8-4713) [5-5-1,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BONDAGE (469)               59
2. BLOOD RITES (585)           29      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. SMITHSONIAN (245)           26      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          24
5. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        19      HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      39   7  0 84.8   1/ 2 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       56  25  3 69.1   2/ 6 BONDAGE (469)             9  6 1
 3/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       131  70  0 65.2   3/ 5 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        8  5 0
 4/ 4 BONDAGE (469)            120  71 11 62.8   4- 1*GENERALS (590)            6  4 2
 5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        594 384 13 60.7   5/ 3 THE ANIMALS (576)         6  5 0
 6/ 6 BLOOD RITES (585)         77  53  4 59.2   6/ 8*HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)     6  9 2
 7- 7*GENERALS (590)            22  18  4 55.0   7/ 4 BLOOD RITES (585)         6  9 0
 8/ 8 THE ANIMALS (576)         68  77  0 46.9   8/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       5  9 0
 9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      120 167  2 41.8   9/ 9 SMITHSONIAN (245)         4  7 0
10/10*HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)      6   9  2 40.0  10-11 LEVIATHAN (556)           1  2 0
11-11 LEVIATHAN (556)           53 124  4 29.9  11/10 ORCISH IDIOMS (563)       1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Fratsfa:

     Fandil started by simply opening his magical awareness, a sort of sixth sense,
to the city.  This was not the most pleasant experience, because Fratsfa was a very
old city that had been steeping in magic of many kinds for centuries.  The background
was a muck of bits and pieces of spells accumulated, pressed together by the addition
of more magic on top of it, deformed by that pressure and by age, uniting into
compound magical structures that no magician had ever visualized, almost breeding
with each other.  Fratsfa had the highest incidence of spontaneous magical activity
of anyplace other than Chaos-contaminated ground such as the marshy plain near Delarq
Tor.  And when it was happening without the guidance of even a deranged mind, you
didn't need the residual effect of Chaos Magic to twist the results into strange
forms.  Some parts of the background magic here were alive.
     Against this background, real, living, practicing magicians moved like thieves
in a crowd:  sometimes you saw them, sometimes you didn't.  Picking out possible
allies and enemies wasn't easy.  Fandil snorted.  If it was easy, they wouldn't need
him.
     He began to sort and filter his impressions, and the first thing he discovered
was another magician, also scanning.  Younger, though no child.  Not a clear
signature, male, human, mixed motives.  But strong, and even with mixed motives, he
might be willing to make himself useful--
     A blast of energy like a portculis falling, like a guilotine.  Like being hit in
the head with an axe, but not, Fandil decided as he picked himself up off the floor,
quite as bloody and final.  What had happened was clear enough:  some magician of
considerable power had broken the beginning of contact between Fandil and the young
mage before it had a chance to develop.  Possibly had killed the young man, which
would be unfortunate.
     The old mage extended his magical sense again, not as easily--even thinking hurt
at the moment.  The magical background was seething, the Fratsfan magicians had
either gone into hiding or were doing the equivalent of standing on their doorsteps
shouting at each other.  Not helpful.  Well, looking back at the brief contact, it
was not Fandil's impression that the young man was HERE.  Within fifty miles,
probably closer, but not right here in the city.  North and west.  Maybe in... Andor?
A hopeful thought, they could use a contact in the capital.  He reached out--and came
up against a wall of magic.  No contact with Andor was possible from here.  He would
have to go closer physically if he wanted to pursue that connection.  Or wait until
the arcanum cleared, this kind of barrier took amazing amounts of energy to sustain.
     But he had a feeling, growing stronger by the moment, that they didn't have the
time to wait.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): THUNK of TECNHO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): HEART BREAKER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): GRUNT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): BLUE KNIGHT of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 464): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 608): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 601): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 598): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 597): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 594): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 551): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 542): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 251): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 493): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 609): SILVER SNAIL of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               ERITHE ENDIREDRE of PATRONAS VERITAS (Ichabod
                               Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                   (turn 608): HORSELFY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 590): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 560): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 541): SHELLEY of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 441): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Arkers...

Have to say that I'm delighted to have re-gained the Throne so quickly after
returning from our long hiatus.  My thanks to Imber Lack for stepping aside so
politely and best wishes for your life of Immortality!

Here's looking forward to a great festive period for all; may next year bring all you
wish for....

Goldeneye

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ARKERS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at GENERALS 
left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by CONSANGUINEOUS.  
Good show!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as BONDAGE can attest...  Z GLADIATORZ posted a nice gain, to come in 
3rd.  Everybody loves a winner...  Duelmaster GOLDENEYE from BONDAGE is going for the 
gold, as it challenged ORCISH IDIOMS' ROCK GLAS HUT FUN.  Ooh, the excitement!  
GOLDENEYE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH 
IDIOMS.  Does ARKERS have no one talented enough to dethrone it?  So who was the 
warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got 
a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CONSANGUINEOUS, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of CONSANGUINEOUS found their efforts at combat frustrated as BONDAGE 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
INDIOR LANDIS could open up a fast food joint!  EMM challenged INDIOR LANDIS!  Who 
says BONDAGE are just a bunch of wimps!  EMM of BONDAGE kept his wits as he defeated 
INDIOR LANDIS.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  MORG POTTS of MIDDLE 
WAY 11, possessing a sorry record of 15-24-0, lost his last battle to QUEUE of 
BONDAGE.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for ARKERS?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDENEYE 4479               18   2  0   204       BONDAGE (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONCUSSION 4893               7   2  0   108       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 ZINGER 4890                  23   7  0   107       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CONSTERNATION 4896            9   0  0   106       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-ZIP 4383                     17  11  0   104       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-MEERKAT 4963                 16  12  0   102       THE ANIMALS (576)
 FEORDIS INK 4746             21  38  0   101       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ME CHEAT U LOSE 4854         10   4  0   101       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-KIK BAKET OW TOE 4852         9   4  0    99       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 BOILING BLOOD 5093           13   6  0    96       BLOOD RITES (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMM 4588                     10   6  1    90       BONDAGE (469)
-RABBIT 4965                  15  14  0    89       THE ANIMALS (576)
-BULL FROG 5022               13  12  0    88       THE ANIMALS (576)
 QUEUE 4549                   13   8  3    84       BONDAGE (469)
 CONUNDRUM 4892               11   2  0    83       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 ZENITH 5082                  10   6  0    83       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-AERYN SUN 4811               17  24  0    79       LEVIATHAN (556)
 PUSSY GALORE 4467             9   9  0    76       BONDAGE (469)
 ZILCH 5081                    8   2  0    74       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076            12   9  0    72       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           13  13  0    69       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARSHMALLOW 4878             11  25  3    65       LEVIATHAN (556)
-GOT CAT'S TONGUE 4855        11   5  0    64       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
 BLOOD STAIN 5049             16  11  0    59       BLOOD RITES (585)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            10  18  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 CONFIDENCE 4894               7   2  0    59       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 WAR BOND 5066                12  10  0    58       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS BLADE 5108              6   3  0    46       BLOOD RITES (585)
 GERONIMO 5125                 3   4  0    45       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-FAT CAT YUMMY 4863            9   3  0    44       ORCISH IDIOMS (563)
-AROURA 4928                   6  22  1    41       LEVIATHAN (556)
 CONFESSION 4895               5   1  0    41       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
-MEADE 5115                    5   3  1    40       GENERALS (590)
-WATERLOO 5119                 4   0  0    36       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACKSON 5127                  4   1  1    32       GENERALS (590)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR MARTIN 5083               5  11  0    29       LEVIATHAN (556)
-CAESAR 5114                   4   4  1    29       GENERALS (590)
-GENGHIS KHAN 5118             4   4  1    27       GENERALS (590)
 ROSA KLEBB 4713               5   5  1    24       BONDAGE (469)
 ALAMO 5151                    2   0  0    24       SMITHSONIAN (245)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT 5148                      2   0  0    23       THE ANIMALS (576)
 AYANNAH WULF 5145             1   2  0    21       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
 JOS GATECRASHER 5146          2   1  0    18       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
-KUBLA KHAN 5126               3   2  0    11       GENERALS (590)
 ZITHER 5153                   1   0  0    11       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ESAU HARDGRAVE 5144           2   1  1     8       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
 PHALENE 5143                  1   2  1     6       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)
 ALBRECHT WULF 5142            0   3  0     3       HEAVEN'S SHADOW (594)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5155                0  1 0 BLOOD RITES 585      ARENAMASTER SHER      304  NONE
DAA 5154                0  1 0 BLOOD RITES 585      ARENAMASTER SHER      304  NONE
SAM 5101                4  6 0 LEVIATHAN 556        MEADE 5115            300  NOT REVENGED
ZEV 5140                1  1 0 LEVIATHAN 556        JACKSON 5127          302   
MORG POTTS 4868        15 24 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    QUEUE 4549            304   
MOUSE 5156              0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 576      SPYMASTER             304  NONE
ZEALOT 5152             0  1 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519     ESAU HARDGRAVE 5144   303   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slugbait -- Congrats to Rock Glas Hut Fun, a well-earned immortal.  (Finally.) --
Curator

Also congrats to Concussion for a fine tournament.  Your TV brings acclaim to Arkers.
Salute! -- Curator

Albrect Wulfe -- What were you doing here.  Were you fighting for the Mexicans?
Well, take that, then! -- Alamo (Remember The)

Blood Stain -- Him slow, but him win.  Ug. -- Geronimo
P.S.  It is rumored that Geronimo did not want to get any substance on his
countenance.

Concussion -- I had thought I had heard enough of those on Dec 7.  My head hurts.
Salute. -- Pearl Harbor

Confession -- Humpf!  I am using Reconciliation instead! -- War Bond

Feordis -- Warm?  You weren't suggesting Hell, were you? -- Santa Maria (Ghost Ship)

Downtime -- Welcome to you and Heaven's Shadow.  May your stay be long and
prosperous. -- Curator, Smithsonian

Goldeneye -- You make a fine Duelmaster.  Salute. -- Curator and The Smithsonians

The Animals -- Great point gain!  We're jealous! -- The Smithsonians

Esau Hardgrave and Heaven's Shadow -- I did not appreciate your killing my newest,
Zealot and putting her in a hard grave.  You dogs!  You dirty, rotten, winning
killers!  And the babe was a 9-15-11-17-9-10-13 Ripper, who was probably blessed out
the wazoo!  (Haven't seen the info yet.)  Pshaw!  Shucks!  Dang!  Ouch! -- The Z Man

Meade -- The General didn't get zilch. -- Zilch

Consternation -- You did not let me reach my epitome.  You Cad! -- Zenith

Feordis -- Well, take that zinger, even though I would rather give it to someone
else. -- Zinger

Rock Glas Hut Fun -- Yu da man! -- The Z Man

Goldeneyes -- My team lusts for that Duelmaster position you have, but we give you
great credit for having it.  Salute. -- The Z Man, Z Gladiators

Downtime -- What?  Newcomers?  Well, come on down!  Welcome. -- The Z Man

Heaven's Shadow -- While I want vengeance to Esau Bloodgrave for Zealot, to do so,
even with my lowest Zilch, would be a massive experience and recognition point
downchallenge, quite possibly leading to the death of what appears to be a fine
Aimer.  I cannot bring myself to do it.  Good luck to your newby team. -- The Z Man

Z Man -- Your warrior fought well, and very nearly defeated me.  Yet, it is in the
nature of a Zealot to die for the cause. -- Esau Hardgrave

So, do I need to start paying rent on the basement, or what?  My team seems to have
taken it over. -- Downtime, mgr. Heaven's Shadow (who are all getting DA'd if they
don't start to deliver, the bums)

Caesar -- Guess I got the short end of that deal. -- Jos Gatecrasher

Alamo -- Geez, you beat up my brother worse than I do! -- Ayannah Wulf

Curator -- You may covet my record; but without another win or two it could still all
be for naught... -- Goldeneye

Downtime -- Welcome to Arkers...an interesting start for you, though with a 50% kill
to win ratio you may find many people avoid you... -- Spawn (mngr. Bondage)

Boiling Blood -- Congrats, I just couldn't stomach the smell of you I don't think. --
Queue

Indior Landis -- Well done... it seems 6 minutes is all I can manage at the moment...
-- Pussy G

Morg Potts -- Touche'; though you didn't seem to like getting what you were giving...
-- Emm

Jackson -- I liked the start of that one.... and that was about all... Time for a
strategy re-think I think! -- Rosa K

Zinger -- Ow!  That stings, boy. -- Feordis Ink the cold and tired
P.S.  Listen, I'm COUNTING on not being able to kill a houseplant.  I'm actually
trying to keep it ALIVE.

Goldeneye -- It's all yours. -- Imber Lack
P.S.  Good name.

Pussy Galore -- You excite me, little woman. -- Indior Landis
P.S.  Probably you didn't mean to excite me gladiatorially, but there it is.

Emm -- You darn cats!  You just don't like us orcs, do you? -- Morg Potts
P.S.  Is it because we've got bigger...fangs?

Confidence -- I could sure use some. -- Kerbin Notts, not building confidence this
way

Did we congratulation Crimson Mist last time?  If not, we do so now, and also Rock
Glas Hut Fun. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

A salute to all who entered the tourney, with congratulations for Concussion, Tourney
Victor. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOUSE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAA was murdered by ARENAMASTER SHEROVAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GOLDENEYE demolished ROCK GLAS HUT FUN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
ZINGER devastated FEORDIS INK in a monotonous 7 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
EMM devastated INDIOR LANDIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
QUEUE butchered MORG POTTS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CONFIDENCE was viciously subdued by ZILCH in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
GERONIMO was unbelievably bested by BLOOD STAIN in a 6 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CONFESSION was savagely defeated by KERBIN NOTTS in a 9 minute Challenge match.
ALAMO overpowered ESAU HARDGRAVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CONCUSSION demolished ZENITH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CONSTERNATION devastated PUSSY GALORE in a 4 minute one-sided battle.
BOILING BLOOD devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CONUNDRUM overcame PEARL HARBOR in a 2 minute expert's fight.
CHAOS BLADE was defeated by WAR BOND in a 1 minute struggle.
ROSA KLEBB viciously subdued ALBRECHT WULF in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
PHALENE was bested by ZITHER in a 2 minute novice's brawl.
AYANNAH WULF overpowered VIRTUOUS SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JOS GATECRASHER overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  13 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  27 -  3      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  25 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  27 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  28 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  20 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 304 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       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDENEYE 4479             18   2  0  204 BONDAGE (469)
BASHING ATTACK   CONCUSSION 4893             7   2  0  108 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ZINGER 4890                23   7  0  107 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONSTERNATION 4896          9   0  0  106 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
AIMED BLOW       BOILING BLOOD 5093         13   6  0   96 BLOOD RITES (585)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUEUE 4549                 13   8  3   84 BONDAGE (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZILCH 5081                  8   2  0   74 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
WALL OF STEEL    PEARL HARBOR 5076          12   9  0   72 SMITHSONIAN (245)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONFESSION 4895             5   1  0   41 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOLDENEYE 4479.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROSA KLEBB 4713.  The ten other most popular fighters were GERONIMO 5125, ZILCH 
5081, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, GOLDENEYE 4479, EMM 4588, QUEUE 4549, BLOOD STAIN 5049, 
ALAMO 5151, CONSTERNATION 4896, and CONUNDRUM 4892.

The least popular fighter this week was FEORDIS INK 4746.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CONFESSION 4895, ZINGER 4890, ZITHER 5153, CHAOS BLADE 5108, 
ZENITH 5082, ESAU HARDGRAVE 5144, INDIOR LANDIS 5058, DAA 5154, DA1 5155, and MOUSE 
5156.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDENEYE (8-4479) BONDAGE (469)

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

ROCK GLAS HUT FUN (8-4851) ORCISH IDIOMS (563)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!