DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 05/18/2017 Duedate: 06/14/2017 ARKERS ARENA DM-8 TURN-412 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS PLYMOUTH ROCK SMITHSONIAN (245) (8-5218) [36-12-0,120] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader PLYMOUTH ROCK POSITION IS EMPTY SMITHSONIAN (245) (8-5218) [36-12-0,120] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite HUMBLE LEE ARKANSAS DAVE SERIOUS LEE (486) THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) (8-4061) [13-17-0,82] (8-5832) [2-0-0,27] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM (195) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) 95 2. BROKEN SPIRITS (632) 53 Z GLADIATORZ (519) 3. BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) 51 Unchartered Team 4. SERIOUS LEE (486) 46 5. BAKED GOODNESS (654) 23 BIG BLEED (605) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 0*BIG BLEED (605) 2 0 0 100 1/ 1 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) 10 5 0 2/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519) 331 169 8 66.2 2/ 2 BROKEN SPIRITS (632) 10 5 0 3/ 2 SMITHSONIAN (245) 801 488 17 62.1 3/ 7 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) 9 6 2 4/ 0*BAKED GOODNESS (654) 3 2 0 60.0 4/ 3 THE CHOSEN (613) 8 5 0 5/ 3 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) 104 85 6 55.0 5/ 6 Z GLADIATORZ (519) 6 4 0 6/ 8 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) 44 41 6 51.8 6/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245) 4 5 0 7/ 5 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) 55 53 2 50.9 7/ 8 SERIOUS LEE (486) 4 7 0 8/ 6 THE CHOSEN (613) 281 279 20 50.2 8/ 4 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) 4 11 0 9/ 7 SERIOUS LEE (486) 65 66 2 49.6 9/ 0*BAKED GOODNESS (654) 3 2 0 10/ 4 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) 95 98 10 49.2 10/10 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) 3 2 0 11- 9 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) 104 138 7 43.0 11/ 0*SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) 2 3 0 12/10 BROKEN SPIRITS (632) 76 109 4 41.1 12- 9 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) 2 3 0 13/ 0*SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) 2 3 0 40.0 13/ 0*BIG BLEED (605) 1 0 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank TEAM SPOTLIGHT The Bloody Hand Clan's guild house was dark and still in the early morning. The sounds of raucous snoring from various rooms played a weird duet to the sweet sounds of birds greeting the new day. Soon the streets of Arkers would be busy with the sounds of people hurrying to their trades and offering their wares. Marquro Doomaxe tightened the straps on his second backpack. The young orc had come a long way since his arrival 26 cycles ago. Back then he seemed so naive. Kind of innocent in a way. And his belongings all fit in one small pack. But now he had seen and done things that the average orc, or man, could only dream of. He had nearly taken lives. He had competed in tourneys against other warriors across the realm. He had briefly, ever so briefly, rubbed elbows with an immortal. Despite the outrageous 'membership fees' and 'taxes' that Eadskar took out of his wages, he had managed to afford better clothing and better weapons. He glanced at his old long sword and cringed, remembering when he roamed around Alastari with the weapon. It had truly seen better days. The fake gold paint on the cross guard had rubbed off in parts, revealing the shiny steel beneath. There used to be an eagle's head on the pommel, but he had lost that several miles back in a duel with a highwayman. The clod had actually thought he could rob the orc at blade point and slither back into the forest unmolested. He was wrong and had paid for the trespass with a long scar that ran down the right side of his face. The blade had permanent knicks in it and could barely hold an edge. But he managed to use it anyway. Marquro left the blade leaning against the wall of his room. The others could use the sword as a practice weapon or give it to some new comer joining the guild. Gutsag was not as cheap as Eadskar, but he could still pinch a jer-hawk until it squealed. Marquro lifted the largest of the backpacks onto his back with a grunt. Its weight was not too bad. He settled the straps onto his shoulders. It felt good. He then picked the other up and carried it as one would a duffle bag and exited his room. The orc quietly closed the door after he exited. That is when Maud chose to inhale deeply and release a snore that seemed to rattle the windows of the entire house. Marquro froze as still as a mouse while he waited to hear her continue to sleep or get up for one of her nightly trips to relieve herself in the communal washroom down the hall. But the portly female orc did not do that. Instead her mattress squeaked in protest as she rolled over. Marquro let out a whisper of a sigh and continued down the hall and down the flight of steps. This last part would be tricky because the servants could be up preparing breakfast for everyone. If one of them saw him leaving with his packs, they would scurry off to tattle or to shout an alarm that would wake the others. If the servant stood there while the runaway abandoned the stable and not say anything, they could be whipped bloody. There were only two ways out of the Bloody Hand Clan; an invitation to the Isle or death. It was dishonourable any other way. One member had gotten away without paying the price. Unfortunately a servant saw him walking off into the night. Normally it paid to keep your head down and mind your business when you saw something odd. But not this time. The poor bastard was whipped when Eadskar found out. Of course no one believed when the human, now beaten unrecognisable and pleading for mercy, claimed that they had seen Marquro leading the giant out of the guild house. Thank the gods for that. Eadskar would have definitely taken his anger out on the 'pansy' orc. Marquro could never compete with the raw power of Eadskar in a fight. No one was up yet and the door out was only a few steps away. That is when Marquro heard it. It was a loud, sawing sound. Like that of one of the lumberjacks at the wood mill dragging their saw over a tree trunk. Marquro quickly opened the door and exited the guild house. There, passed out on the steps was Gutsag Bakwort. The portly orc must have passed out while drinking again. This seemed to be his new hobby since Eadskar's invite to the Isle. Marquro deftly stepped around the massive orc and prepared to walk off. But then he had a thought. There was the jug of wine sitting there. Gutsag had even put the stopper back in. Why not? "Well, one guesses one could take anuhthah lashing of your maaarvelous concoction. One will miss it. Absolutely top hole -- I have to say." Marquro pulled the stopper out and took three deep pulls from the jug. The liquid burned the back of his throat and gave him a warm feeling all the way down to his stomach. Gutsag was truly talented at the craft of wine making. Hesitantly, Marquro put the stopper back in the jug and quietly made his exit from his former home. Soon he was at the gate and outside of the city. Even though he was safe, Marquro began to run. He did not know why he did it, but it just felt right. He did not stop unto he hit the tree line. "You made it!" a deep voice rumbled. In the predawn light. Maquro placed his hand on the hilt of his long sword. What were the odds that he would be robbed just outside of the city? If this was the case, the orc made a vow to march back into the city and sign up for the dark arena himself. But then he recognised who it was. The giant moved quickly and scooped the orc up into his arms as if he was a baby. It was Stonewall; the Shewish Giant he helped escape Eadskar's wrath so long ago. Stonewall gently set the orc back down and looked at him, beaming ear to ear. "Where to, Marquro?" Stonewall asked, grinning widely. The orc closed his eyes, spun around and suddenly stopped and pointed. "That weay. Heavens above! How smashing!" and the two left the main road and began walking through the forest. Off the beaten path as the saying goes. And off to a new adventure. SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! Those betting on HOYT FOUNDATION lost their shirt, as HOYT FOUNDATION lost their fighting abilities: 0-5-0. Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as THE OUTLAWS 2 can attest... Good things come to those who fight well, as BROKEN SPIRITS can attest, moving up by 0. THE OUTLAWS 2 had cause to celebrate, after CURLY BILL got 32 points by beating PARIS TROUT. RAL STORMBREAKER certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to WORKER STRIKE and losing 17 points in the process! Duelmaster LUCIFEROUS HOPE from BROKEN SPIRITS is going for the gold, as she Bloodfeuded HOYT FOUNDATION's THE GYPSY. Ooh, the excitement! Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by THE GYPSY, of HOYT FOUNDATION, who despite a 14-15-3 couldn't overcome ARKERS' Number 1. Word has it one team in ARKERS is using psychics to predict wins. They lead a charmed life! My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights! Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of HOYT FOUNDATION, alone and unchallenged. As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of THE CHOSEN, so did that sorry team shy from HOYT FOUNDATION Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and CRUEL LEE is it right now. Most challenged warrior. Isn't SERIOUS LEE proud! Take heed ARKERS, of the unprincipled action of BREAK DOWN. By challenging 'ACKY GIT, 17 points below him, BREAK DOWN besmirches the noble art of dueling. BREAK DOWN bested 'ACKY GIT. The whole thing leaves a bitter memory. STANDING ROOM ONLY challenged ETON THE STALWART! Who says BB PUBLIC TRANSIT are just a bunch of wimps! STANDING ROOM ONLY of BB PUBLIC TRANSIT kept his wits as he beat ETON THE STALWART. Ah, the duel! The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd! Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, MAQURO DOOMAXE of BLOODY HAND CLAN has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena. Q: What's a record like 5-8-0 get you? A: A free trip to the Dark Arena! This week's winner: MASON-DIXON of SMITHSONIAN! DARK CHAMPION in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for DOC SCURLOK of THE OUTLAWS 2. Maybe that certain serving girl(?) at The Welcome Wench will be! You've heard about PARIS TROUT of HOYT FOUNDATION. Death plays no favorites, and neither do I. What was a 17-17-0 doing on the fields in the first place? Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! All good things must come to an end. More important duties call me. ARKERS, I leave you now. The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench. 'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218 36 12 0 120 SMITHSONIAN (245) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DEFENSIVE LEE 4062 24 8 0 115 SERIOUS LEE (486) SITTING BULL 5638 17 6 0 114 SMITHSONIAN (245) TEXAS RED 5504 11 6 2 111 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MALLAFAX 5508 9 14 0 105 BROKEN SPIRITS (632) -GROUND SHEET 3725 15 11 2 103 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) -MAYFLOWER 5235 27 16 0 97 SMITHSONIAN (245) STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282 13 9 0 96 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) CHAMPIONS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME THE GYPSY 5587 14 15 3 90 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) CURLY BILL 5501 9 8 1 90 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) CRUEL LEE 5676 10 6 2 88 SERIOUS LEE (486) GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500 21 15 0 85 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) ZIRCONIUM 5493 20 6 0 84 Z GLADIATORZ (519) ETON THE STALWART 5496 23 14 0 83 THE CHOSEN (613) BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706 13 5 1 83 SMITHSONIAN (245) HUMBLE LEE 4061 13 17 0 82 SERIOUS LEE (486) HALIN STORMBREAKER 5498 12 19 1 76 THE CHOSEN (613) DELAYED 5640 11 7 1 74 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME BREAK DOWN 5618 10 7 0 65 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) MAUD STONEGUT 5721 10 6 2 61 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) CORRECT CHANGE 5720 7 4 0 59 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) EGRIM 5510 10 16 1 58 BROKEN SPIRITS (632) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HELGA LOARWEN 5632 13 11 1 54 THE CHOSEN (613) JHERI BLOOMERS 5643 11 14 2 49 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) THE DEALER 5685 9 9 1 49 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) UGARG SNOTSNIK 5815 7 0 0 49 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) EIGER THE HARDY 5811 7 1 0 48 THE CHOSEN (613) WORKER STRIKE 5751 4 0 0 46 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) 'ACKY GIT 5814 5 2 1 35 BLOODY HAND CLAN (626) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME DOC SCURLOK 5816 2 3 1 33 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) NIOBE 5818 2 3 0 30 BROKEN SPIRITS (632) ARKANSAS DAVE 5832 2 0 0 27 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) RAL STORMBREAKER 5786 4 7 0 25 THE CHOSEN (613) ZULU 5817 2 2 0 25 Z GLADIATORZ (519) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME MYSTERIOUS LEE 5729 4 1 0 23 SERIOUS LEE (486) -SCRAP METAL 5758 2 1 0 23 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) -BEEF COOK 5287 1 0 0 21 BIG BLEED (605) -PIP SQUEAK 5789 1 0 0 15 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) ZEPHYR 5824 2 1 0 13 Z GLADIATORZ (519) SCORPION 5834 1 0 0 10 SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) CUPCAKE 5829 1 0 0 10 BAKED GOODNESS (654) BEETLE 5835 1 0 0 9 SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) GENERAL LEE 5796 0 1 0 9 SERIOUS LEE (486) ARIZONA RON 5290 1 0 0 8 BIG BLEED (605) MUFFIN 5830 1 0 0 6 BAKED GOODNESS (654) DA AGAIN 5839 1 0 0 6 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) CANOLI 5827 1 0 0 5 BAKED GOODNESS (654) ZOMBIE 5823 1 1 0 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519) LIZARD 5836 0 1 0 1 SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) SANDMAN 5838 0 1 0 1 SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) ECLAIR 5831 0 1 0 1 BAKED GOODNESS (654) -HODGE PODGE 5790 0 1 0 1 BOOK OF THOMAS (411) MYSTERIO 5837 0 1 0 1 SINISTER SYNDICATE (655) BLACK WIDOW 5841 0 1 0 1 HOYT FOUNDATION (636) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? COOKIE 5828 0 1 0 BAKED GOODNESS 654 MOUNTAIN TROLL 412 NONE MAQURO DOOMAXE 5634 11 16 0 BLOODY HAND CLAN 626 SHEWISH GIANT 412 NONE ARIXIA 5512 12 12 0 BROKEN SPIRITS 632 THE GYPSY 5587 409 JUST REVENGED GORMAX 5825 0 3 0 BROKEN SPIRITS 632 MOUNTAIN TROLL 412 NONE DARK CHAMPION 0 0 0 DARK ARENA DOC SCURLOK 5816 412 NONE PARIS TROUT 5591 17 17 0 HOYT FOUNDATION 636 CURLY BILL 5501 412 MASON-DIXON 5722 5 9 0 SMITHSONIAN 245 DARK CHAMPION 412 NONE JOHNNY REB 5806 3 1 0 THE OUTLAWS 2 631 CRUEL LEE 5676 408 REVENGED ZANY 5653 8 7 0 Z GLADIATORZ 519 JHERI BLOOMERS 5643 409 PERSONAL ADS Congrats to Luciferous Hope, new Duelmaster of Arkers. Luci fought the best and unseeded our own Boston Tea Party, who was probably not at his best due to the recent "adders" in his tea. Enough for him! -- Curator Luci Hope, that was a little unfair; you got me at a bad moment. (hic) -- Boston Tea Party M. Chardinee, Sitting Bull thanks you for the work out and the subsequent peace pipe setting. -- Curator Halin Stormbreaer, lucky me I had the will to continue on! -- Plymouth Rock Health. Humility. Honor. -- Curator Ze Z's ve gud. Yah! 2-1,I zay gud. -- Mr. Zee Me Zest, zhe ve Lord Proztector. Yah. Gud! Ve ve proud! -- The Zee Man Scrap Metal, my, my. You were clearly best; I was not up to your standards. Nope. -- Zephyr Ah, Ned. Or was it, Den. Oh, yeah, I know; that gal Scarlet Den everyone is talking about. Kind of a cutie, I hear, in a crocodile sort of way. Well, sure. We can talk girl-to-girl. Why not? So you run those Hoyties? Kinda embarrassing, isn't it? Did you pick that name because they get hoit and bleed so much? To each his own, I say. Well, shucks, I wish I could manage against you; I like easy jobs, you know. But Mr. Zee won't let me direct or strategize. No. He has to maintain control, he says. I am merely the publicist. Lotsa words, you know. Sorta like you, in a way. Words rather than wins. But it is fun to have another female around here to talk to, even if it is you. Oh well, sometimes I am so bored I even talk to the lowest-of-the-low. (That's obvious, isn't it. ) I would wish you luck, but that is not gonna happen, so, rather, I hope you can work your way out of the muck. It would be good for you. -- Zhelda, Z Gladiatorz, Administrative Assistant and Publicist Sorry that one's spotlight was soh frightful. But it was ah bit rushed. One will doh bettah next time. -- Maquro Doomaxe Heh... Row row row ya boat. Gently down da.. er.. Where was I takin' dat boat? Dammit! I fergot. But it was an important place. Heh.. Blue Wack-a-doooo! Heh.. BOAT! -- 'Acky Git Zhelda -- Yoos dinna like dem whistles? Den you should pay. Dem whistles are nice. -- Gutsag Why do I love da sound a broken knee makez? Maybe cuz I am such a lady. Ima dainty lass too. Say different an' Ima gonna smack ya in the mouth. Hur hur hur. -- Maud Luciferous Hope -- This is why one is leaving. You, one's old bean, got an invite to the isle? That is complete gaaarbage. -- Maquro Doomaxe Defensive Lee -- Yoos is so boring. Yoos made me fall asleep durin' da match. Nexttime I am drinkin' sum coffee. Dat'll keep me awake. Hur hur hur -- Gutsag Bakwort Veteran Mercenary -- That bout is why one is leaving. One cannot take this humiliatiohn anymore. -- Maquro Doomaxe Civilized Criminal -- Dat actually hurt. Yoos gonna pay fer dat. Just ya watch. -- Ugarg Snotsnik Dear Commishun -- I wanna fight Civilized Criminal again so I can make'em pay. Plus he is a loud mouth. He needs smackin' badly. -- Ugarg Snotsnik Captured Orc -- We all know why you are captured. You couldn't fight your way out of a wet stack of parchment. -- Eiger the Hardy Cruel Lee -- I need to get my invite soon. You young'uns are tougher than I remember. -- Eton How does someone of my style not keep matched up with total parries. I am asking for a friend. -- Halin Stormbreaker Fratsfa Mercenary -- Please fight me again. I want a kill damit! -- Ral Stormbreaker Congratulations to Luciferous Hope. Not only did she get Duelmistress, she has become immortal on the same turn. Impressive. -- the Chosen LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS MAQURO DOOMAXE was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute fight. MASON-DIXON was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle. GORMAX was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. DOC SCURLOK slaughtered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl. COOKIE was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight. LUCIFEROUS HOPE demolished THE GYPSY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition. BOSTON TEA PARTY was overpowered by TEXAS RED in a 1 minute Challenge struggle. DEFENSIVE LEE outlasted PLYMOUTH ROCK in a 25 minute expert's Challenge Title melee. STANDING ROOM ONLY vanquished ETON THE STALWART in a 1 minute Challenge duel. HALIN STORMBREAKER lost to CRUEL LEE in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight. CURLY BILL killed PARIS TROUT in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fight. BREAK DOWN demolished 'ACKY GIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition. EGRIM bested JHERI BLOOMERS in a 1 minute bloody veteran's Challenge battle. ZOMBIE was overpowered by NIOBE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict. ZIRCONIUM was savagely defeated by MALLAFAX in a 2 minute veteran's duel. SITTING BULL handily defeated DELAYED in a crowd pleasing 8 minute mismatched bout. HUMBLE LEE devastated CORRECT CHANGE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight. GUTSAG BAKWORT beat KHALHUMS DWARF in a tiring 5 minute veteran's bout. HELGA LOARWEN handily defeated ZULU in a 1 minute mismatched competition. THE DEALER was overpowered by MAUD STONEGUT in a 1 minute uneven fight. EIGER THE HARDY subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute bout. UGARG SNOTSNIK outwaited FRATSFA MERCENARY in a dull 12 minute duel. RAL STORMBREAKER was devastated by WORKER STRIKE in a 1 minute one-sided bout. MYSTERIOUS LEE was savagely defeated by ARKANSAS DAVE in a 3 minute fight. ZEPHYR overpowered ECLAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel. GENERAL LEE was defeated by DA AGAIN in a 2 minute beginner's match. CANOLI luckily beat LIZARD in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel. CUPCAKE handily defeated MYSTERIO in a 1 minute mismatched bout. MUFFIN viciously subdued BLACK WIDOW in a 2 minute gory novice's bout. ARIZONA RON viciously subdued SANDMAN in a exciting 3 minute brutal novice's fray. SCORPION defeated POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's fight. BEETLE beat SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute beginner's bout. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |TOTAL PARRY 12 SLASHING ATTACK 37 - 25 - 2 60 | |BASHING ATTACK 8 TOTAL PARRY 59 - 41 - 0 59 | |STRIKING ATTACK 8 BASHING ATTACK 27 - 25 - 2 52 | |AIMED BLOW 7 STRIKING ATTACK 22 - 21 - 4 51 | |LUNGING ATTACK 7 LUNGING ATTACK 33 - 33 - 3 50 | |SLASHING ATTACK 4 AIMED BLOW 21 - 24 - 1 47 | |WALL OF STEEL 3 PARRY-STRIKE 4 - 6 - 0 40 | |PARRY-LUNGE 2 PARRY-LUNGE 6 - 9 - 1 40 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 2 PARRY-RIPOSTE 5 - 11 - 1 31 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 WALL OF STEEL 6 - 18 - 1 25 | Turn 412 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: AIMED BLOW 5 - 2 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 2 4 TOTAL PARRY LUNGING ATTACK 5 - 2 PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 2 LUNGING ATTACK BASHING ATTACK 5 - 3 SLASHING ATTACK 0 - 4 2 AIMED BLOW PARRY-LUNGE 1 - 1 2 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 1 - 1 1 STRIKING ATTACK STRIKING ATTACK 4 - 4 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 6 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME TOTAL PARRY PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218 36 12 0 120 SMITHSONIAN (245) LUNGING ATTACK TEXAS RED 5504 11 6 2 111 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) AIMED BLOW STANDING ROOM ONLY 5282 13 9 0 96 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) WALL OF STEEL CURLY BILL 5501 9 8 1 90 THE OUTLAWS 2 (631) STRIKING ATTACK CRUEL LEE 5676 10 6 2 88 SERIOUS LEE (486) SLASHING ATTACK BOSTON TEA PARTY 5706 13 5 1 83 SMITHSONIAN (245) PARRY-LUNGE DELAYED 5640 11 7 1 74 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) BASHING ATTACK BREAK DOWN 5618 10 7 0 65 BB PUBLIC TRANSIT (604) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is HUMBLE LEE 4061. The most popular warrior this turn was ARKANSAS DAVE 5832. The ten other most popular fighters were DELAYED 5640, CRUEL LEE 5676, CURLY BILL 5501, MALLAFAX 5508, ARIZONA RON 5290, TEXAS RED 5504, PARIS TROUT 5591, LIZARD 5836, MUFFIN 5830, and DOC SCURLOK 5816. The least popular fighter this week was PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218. The other ten least popular fighters were DEFENSIVE LEE 4062, UGARG SNOTSNIK 5815, GUTSAG BAKWORT 5500, BLACK WIDOW 5841, MYSTERIO 5837, CANOLI 5827, ECLAIR 5831, RAL STORMBREAKER 5786, EIGER THE HARDY 5811, and ZULU 5817. The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: ZEST (8-5224) Z GLADIATORZ (519) LUCIFEROUS HOPE (8-5522) BROKEN SPIRITS (632) PAYMENTS BY CHECK AND MONEY ORDER -- CHANGE Please note that because of new bank regulations, we can no longer accept any check or money order drawn off a non-US bank, even if it is in US Funds. We were just informed by our bank that the fee to process these checks is $40, which is crazy high! Many apologies to our foreign players, but you will need to either get a check from a US bank (Chase, Citigroup, etc.) or pay via credit card. Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part. He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener. She was getting more erratic. More chaotic. That would be the effect of the Grey Wand. It was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always. She had turned his predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the Academy to a frog-leg dinner. That had been, ah, bad. Yes, very bad. But here he was entering her chambers. With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD news. And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous. But some things had to be done. He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the next tourney prize, Lady. I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--" "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped. Or was that a snarl? "These managers are getting above themselves. They act like I created the arena system for their amusement! There will be one standard prize for all the tourneys. Just one." He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass. Perhaps it wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good. And if he said the wrong thing, well, the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on? The managers expect--" She exploded. A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off. She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish. He stepped backward, then again. The blast had blown the door open behind him. If he could make it out before something else happened-- "Ribbit! Ribbit!"