DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2004    Duedate: 08/09/2004

KOLACT ARENA

DM-10    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR PENT
SIR AGLIO (296)
(10-5089) [16-12-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR PRISE                      BUSHWHACKER
SIR AGLIO (296)                HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
(10-3573) [20-15-2,112]        (10-5452) [3-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIETUS                        QUIETUS
QUBIT (464)                    QUBIT (464)
(10-5165) [16-8-1,101]         (10-5165) [16-8-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SIR AGLIO (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPRINGBORN (358)            43
2. SIR AGLIO (296)             37      THE JERKS (508)
3. THE MOONDOGS (97)           36      Unchartered Team
4. TOWNSVILLAINS (457)         30
5. CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)        25      HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE JERKS (508)           21  12  0 63.6   1/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)           9  5 0
 2/ 3*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     12   7  1 63.2   2/ 2 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)      9  6 1
 3/ 2 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    46  27  2 63.0   3/ 1 BLOODSHED (502)           9  6 1
 4/ 4 TERRAPIN STATION (189)   491 364 23 57.4   4/ 4 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)      8  6 0
 5/ 5 SIR AGLIO (296)          646 490 28 56.9   5/ 6 SPRINGBORN (358)          8  7 0
 6/ 7 QUBIT (464)              419 378 14 52.6   6/ 3 TERRAPIN STATION (189)    7  3 0
 7/ 8 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     16  16  2 50.0   7/ 7 THE JERKS (508)           6  1 0
 8/ 9 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)     240 257 14 48.3   8/ 8 QUBIT (464)               6  8 0
 9-10 GABLE KENNEL (468)        20  23  2 46.5   9/11 THE MOONDOGS (97)         6  9 0
10/11 PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)     297 352 20 45.8  10/15 DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)    5  3 0
11/12 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)      140 175  8 44.4  11-12 GABLE KENNEL (468)        4  1 0
12/14 SPRINGBORN (358)         326 422 21 43.6  12/ 9 TOWNSVILLAINS (457)       4  9 1
13/13 BLOODSHED (502)           37  48  4 43.5  13/10 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     4 10 1
14/15 MEGAWARRIORS (47)        122 177  7 40.8  14/13 MEGAWARRIORS (47)         4 10 0
15/16 THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)     76 114  9 40.0  15/16*HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)     1  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/17 THE MOONDOGS (97)        220 379  9 36.7  16/17 ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)     0  3 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[ Out of the Past #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The Old Forum of the ruins was empty of people, though strewn with bits of
rubble and random bushes.  Two hundred yards long and a hundred yards wide, and they
stood at the midpoint of one side and looked across to the battered, dark-stoned hulk
of the Old Valamantis arena on the other.  At the end to their left was a vast
building--or the remains of it--that had the layered foundation of an edifice built
on the remains of many previous ones.  Basalt, marble, sandstone, granite, porphyry.
     "The growth rings of the old city," Tensekai, the Silver Mage muttered.
     "Which is the Folstrom layer?" Ka D'Argo of Kolact asked.
     "The oldest.  The bottom one--black basalt," the mage answered.  "The old city
was founded by the Folstrom.  They laid out the ground plan and built the walls.
That," a twitch of his head to the left, "was their main...temple, although we don't
think they worshipped in the same sense we do now.  There at the other end--" a
forest of columns of many different stones, skillfully carved to look like different
species of trees, closed off the right end of the Forum, "that was their Grove of
Sacrifice."
     The gladiators looked one way, to the temple, the other way to the stone grove,
and then across at the arena.  The lower arcade was of black basalt.
     "So the arena was theirs, too."  Sputter of Dwes Eg hunched his shoulders
uneasily.  "Were the Bloodgames their idea?"
     Tensekai glanced at him, startled.  "I don't know, I never questioned that it
was Sheila of the Grey Wand who came up with that."  After a moment, he grimaced.
"She lived then, or near to then, and might have borrowed the idea from them."
     "So she's using blood magic, too, eh?"  Goblin licked his lips and took a step
forward.  "So much for her high-and-mighty attitude, then!  Not that I'm complaining,
mind you."
     "I have heard it said that Sheila of the Grey Wand would use ANY means to
protect Alastari," Tensekai muttered.  "But it never occurred to me that the
Bloodgames might be part of her magical defense...."  The thought appeared to make
him uneasy.
     "We won't get anything done standing around here," Goblin called back over his
shoulder.  I thought you were all eager to establish a magical perimeter inside the
arena.  Let's do it!"
     "Right," Sputter said.  He stepped forward to follow Goblin.  "You know, I
really don't want to go over there."
     "Me neither!"  Lavender Lance took Tensekai's arm.  "But we have it to do,
right?"
     The gladiators straggled out onto the Forum's cracked pavement.  Goblin was in
the lead; Ka D'Argo brought up the rear, facing backwards with his sword drawn.  None
of them felt comfortable with the fact that they'd gotten this far without being
stopped.
     After a few minutes, Sputter glanced around and then at Tensekai.  "Why aren't
we hearing anything?  No birds or mice, okay, I wouldn't want to hang out here
either, if I was a bird or a mouse.  But not even any wind!"
     The mage's eyes were blank with concentration, and he didn't answer.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo said quietly.  "The whole city, but especially the
arena, is a trap for anyone who ventures in without the permission of..." he gestured
at the ruins around the Forum, "whoever's there.  But we have to do it anyway.  Some
traps can only be destroyed from the inside."
     Lavender Lance burst into tears.  "I don't want to be trapped by...by liches or
whatever they are!"  But she kept walking toward the arena.
     No one tried to stop them.  This unexpected fact brought all of them to
agreement with the Kolactan's assessment that the arena was a trap.  And a very
unpleasant one.  Once they were inside the walls, and especially as they descended
the dark corridor toward the sunken fighting floor, the smell of the place grew
stronger.  It stank of blood and death and decay, with a sulfurous undertone that
none of them could identify.
     Until they stepped out onto the sands, under a dome of crimson light, and saw
the demonic creature waiting for them.
     And heard the iron bars clash into position behind them to prevent an exit.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): PESCHISOLIDO of IMPORTED FOOTBALLERS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): LAWYER of PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 500): CLAN BATTLEAXE (Mithril, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 505): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 501): CHEETO'S HEROES (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 504): SCIENCE FICTION (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 501): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 496): BLOODSHED (Cheeto, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): SWORD OPERA (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 451): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 438): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 386): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 183): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 336): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 148): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 379): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 504): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 503): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (Dan, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 495): SULTAN OF SWING of TERRAPIN STATION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
               (turn 485): SYRANO BLOODBANE of THE BLOODBANES (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
              (turn 459): PINK BEAR of LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 437): EL RIPPOFF of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 182): MERGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 147): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in KOLACT since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, BLOODSHED.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, DEVIL'S 
ADVOCATE's 10th moved them up to 3-1-0 place.  SIR AGLIO showed KOLACT what they were 
made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with BAILEY 
O'BEAD?  He actually beat SIR AGLIO's SIR OCCO, and walked away with 24 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at DEVIL'S ADVOCATE.  DANTAVIUS lost 13 points to SIR 
PRISE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe DANTAVIUS will provide more easy wins... 
PAPPY WHAPPY was reminded on the sands why SIR PENT is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  KOLACT thinks DEVIL'S 
ADVOCATE and their 46-27-2 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
In my day, no team with a 43-26-2 would scare me off!  What's the problem, SIR AGLIO? 
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, DROC!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  OCTAVIAN expects the easy win by going 
29 points down.  QAEDA, AL will find this a hard lesson!  OCTAVIAN overcame QAEDA, 
AL.  PRAETORIAN GUARD calls this fighting?  In my day...  Taunt your opponent SUGAR 
MAGNOLIA!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 16 
points!)  KAIZAR should have an easy win.  KAIZAR's gonna be practicin' hard this 
week, after SUGAR MAGNOLIA, lower ranked by far, mashed him!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  CHOBOJA SAMURAI, with his forgettable 7-8-2,  was 
dealt death by WOLFRAVEN in a forgettable match.  THUNDERSTRIKERS didn't seem to mind 
very much.  WOLFRAVEN of CLAN BATTLEAXE has spared CHOBOJA SAMURAI from the boredom 
of a warrior's retirement...  But I doubt THUNDERSTRIKERS is grateful.  MAL ADY was 
plum wore out after RUN ABOUT RON pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BLOODSHED'll 
have to get a little better before going after RUN ABOUT RON again!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PENT 5089                16  12  1   111       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PRISE 3573               20  15  2   112       SIR AGLIO (296)
 DROC 4075                    21   7  1   110       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 QUIETUS 5165                 16   8  1   101       QUBIT (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACIE 5125                  18  13  1    97       SPRINGBORN (358)
 BAILEY O'BEAD 5253           12  11  0    96       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 SIR INGOMYELIC 5119          15  14  1    92       SIR AGLIO (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUANTUM 5246                 12   6  0    89       QUBIT (464)
 BLOODY MARY 5321             10   7  0    89       BLOODSHED (502)
 CUP O'PIZZA 5397              7   0  0    89       THE JERKS (508)
 DANTAVIUS 5270               11   4  1    88       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 OJO TANGO 5046               18  18  2    85       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SIR OCCO 5079                19  13  0    84       SIR AGLIO (296)
 GOGO PATROL 5228             12   9  0    82       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 SAFFIRE 5274                 10   6  1    81       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 PAPPY WHAPPY 5045            17  17  1    79       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 TYCHO 4997                   13  38  0    77       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 THE UNKNOWN LU 4709          10  10  1    75       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)
 VULGAR 5251                  12  11  1    70       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 OCTAVIAN 5210                17   7  1    68       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR PLUTZ 5207               12  12  1    66       SIR AGLIO (296)
 CYCLONE 2057                 14  13  0    63       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 LUNELLE 5252                 13  10  0    61       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 CUTTHROAT 2019               10  16  2    61       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 REVENANT 5430                 6   2  0    61       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)
 STORMBLADE 2210              11  19  1    59       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 HELL BLAZER 5446              6   0  0    59       DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (498)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLFRAVEN 5474                4   1  1    56       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 QUADRICEPS 5326              11   6  0    55       QUBIT (464)
 ART ERY 5324                  7  10  1    55       BLOODSHED (502)
 DOGMA 5323                    7  10  1    53       BLOODSHED (502)
 THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185         12  13  0    49       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 LADY DIVAN 5456               5   2  0    49       SPRINGBORN (358)
-CRAW DADDY 4956               5   1  1    47       GABLE KENNEL (468)
 ASHLII 4187                  11   6  0    44       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 DEEMONICA 5343                6  10  0    42       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 SILENT KNIGHT 5322            7  10  1    41       BLOODSHED (502)
 KOSIKA 5437                   6   3  1    39       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 QAEDA, AL 5302                7  10  1    36       QUBIT (464)
 RUN ABOUT RON 5426            4   7  0    34       SPRINGBORN (358)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 4213                    6   6  1    33       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 SUGAR MAGNOLIA 5476           2   3  0    32       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-GABLE ORLEANS 4960            3   6  0    30       GABLE KENNEL (468)
-CAT JUGGLER 5424              2   2  0    30       THE JERKS (508)
 TROJAN ROC 5364               7   8  0    29       THE MOONDOGS (97)
-HIRED GOON 5450               3   1  0    28       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 QUAINT, TOO 5352              2   5  1    26       QUBIT (464)
 LATVIUS 5460                  4   2  0    24       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
-POACHER 5451                  2   2  0    24       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GABLE LIFESAVER 4976          5   2  0    22       GABLE KENNEL (468)
 RETURN 5475                   4   1  0    21       CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
 FLAGG 5381                    3  11  0    20       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 BUSHWHACKER 5452              3   2  0    20       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
-SUAVE 5183                    2   0  2    16       ALASTARIAN IDOL (489)
 BANE 5505                     1   0  0    16       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 KAIZAR 5459                   4   2  0    14       PRAETORIAN GUARD (6)
 ENGINEER FRED 5491            1   1  0    14       THE JERKS (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ST STEPHEN 5478               4   1  0    13       TERRAPIN STATION (189)
-D'WILDCAT 5029                1   0  0    13       GABLE KENNEL (468)
-OPTI-GRAB 5492                1   0  0    13       THE JERKS (508)
-BLACKGUARD 5449               3   1  1    12       HIGHWAY ROBBERS (513)
 MICKEY MITE 5473              1   4  0    11       THE MOONDOGS (97)
 IVAN MASHMINAPLP 5513         1   0  0    10       SPRINGBORN (358)
 MAL ADY 5483                  2   2  1     9       BLOODSHED (502)
 FEAR FOOL 5504                0   1  0     9       MEGAWARRIORS (47)
 HOOKFANG 5514                 0   1  0     1       THUNDERSTRIKERS (220)
 BERSERK 5503                  0   1  0     1       TOWNSVILLAINS (457)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AFFLICTION 5443        2  3 0 BLOODSHED 502         QUAINT, TOO 5352      493 JUST REV
OIL CAN 5393           3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         DOGMA 5323            494         
SPECIAL PURPOSE 5394   3  4 0 THE JERKS 508         CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365  494         
PALAVIUS 5489          0  2 0 PRAETORIAN GUARD 6    MOUNTAIN TROLL 520    497 NONE    
QUAGMIRE 5480          1  3 0 SPRINGBORN 358        BANDIT PRINCE 527     497 NONE    
SODA SPEAK 5472        0  1 0 SPRINGBORN 358        KOSIKA 5437           493 REVENGED
PETUNIA 5481           0  3 0 SPRINGBORN 358        MAL ADY 5483          496 JUST REV
CHINA DOLL 5287        9  7 0 TERRAPIN STATION 189  CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365  496         
CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365   7  8 2 THUNDERSTRIKERS 220   WOLFRAVEN 5474        497         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Octavian -- You still need to downchallange to get a victory?  How sad.

Kosika -- Special is as special does.  The whole of the guildhouse feels...a real
relief infusion.  <*ahem* watch the lace>  Everyone co-mingling and partying around
like yesterday's business, you would have thought they had never seen a bloodfeud
avenged before.  Well, it was my first, your honor.  "Never to be forgot" as Gracie
so quaintly and eloquently put it. -- Lady Divan

Assur... -- Well called, fun waiting period, and you "made good." -- Still

Sultan -- How's the journey? (which makes you the Journeyer)  We had a "snake-in-the-
grass" themed party for your duelmaster Sir Pent.  You wouldn't've believed the hors
d'oeuvres. -- Still
P.S.  Where's those postcards?

St Stephen -- Did that really happen?  It did!  ...well...then...okay, Whoooo's
Next!?!  Ya, that's me Talkin.  Little Ron'z found his little Weapon (I hope) and
started Terrorizing the arena.  Bring em on, Briiiing em on...I'll fight em
Blindfolded.  I'll fight em with one foot ina Bucket and one foot ina grave. (hey,
that's kinda catchy)  Fearless, Freewheeling and Frrrrightening. -- Run About Ron

Sir Ingomyelic -- I think Ron's campaign a terror needs to look into the style mirror
...Frrrrightening?!?  They's lots a descriptions a Ron an his kind..."Freewheeling"
I'll buy, wouldn't be in the biz they is if they weren't.  And "Fearless" sure n'
okay, also goes with the turf...atom-quantumizers they ain't known as.  But, then...
that last one. (too much)  S'not polite to laugh at one's stable-mates, how-some-
ever, his proclamations is bringin down the guildhouse.  Make's my job a snap. --
Gracie

Springborn -- Sorry about Petunia being deflowered.  She kinda tripped on my weapon.
-- Mal Ady

Cup O'Pizza -- I find the very concept appalling, especially when considered in
conjunction with a bathtub.  Surely you don't drink your, er, 'cup' in the tub?  That
would, however, tend to engender truly formidable monsters.  Why, the monsters I've

seen after a mere slice of anchovy-and-olive pizza have been horrendous!  I shall be
sure to avoid the bathhouse when you are taking your perverse refreshment there. --
Tycho

Wolfraven -- Yeah, well, what *I* think is perverse is the whole idea of combining a
wolf and a raven.  Talk about a scary monster!  I want no part of you! -- Trojan Roc

Sir Prise -- Not terribly, alas. -- Bailey O'Bead

Latvius -- You didn't stick around long.  With a one-shotter like that, the
arenamaster is likely to get disgusted with the turn the battle has taken, not to
mention the fans being bored.  We've got to have more drama out there. -- Lunelle

Palavius -- Good drama, hmm? -- Mickey Mite

Run About Ron -- Or mine either.  How'm I going to make friends if every time I meet
someone it ends up in a fight, eh? -- Trojan Roc

Assur -- (bowing) -- Lunelle and Tycho

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUAGMIRE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PALAVIUS was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BLOODY MARY demolished QUAINT, TOO in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
ENGINEER FRED was viciously subdued by DOGMA in a 3 minute Bloodfeud contest.
CUP O'PIZZA devastated TYCHO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
QUIETUS was bested by DROC in a crowd pleasing 6 minute gory master's Challenge match.
SIR PRISE handily defeated DANTAVIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
OJO TANGO was viciously subdued by GRACIE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
GOGO PATROL won victory over VULGAR in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
OCTAVIAN overpowered QAEDA, AL in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THE UNKNOWN LU demolished CYCLONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KAIZAR was handily defeated by SUGAR MAGNOLIA in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
KOSIKA demolished TROJAN ROC in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge brawl.
LATVIUS overcame MICKEY MITE in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MAL ADY was overpowered by RUN ABOUT RON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
SIR PENT handily defeated PAPPY WHAPPY in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
SIR OCCO was overpowered by BAILEY O'BEAD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QUANTUM overpowered CUTTHROAT in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
SIR INGOMYELIC viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute master's competition.
SAFFIRE vanquished ART ERY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
STORMBLADE was vanquished by SIR PLUTZ in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
THE UPRIGHT MAN was overpowered by HELL BLAZER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LUNELLE overpowered SILENT KNIGHT in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
SHARD was overpowered by LADY DIVAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ASHLII was savagely defeated by REVENANT in a action packed 6 minute brutal match.
QUADRICEPS won victory over DEEMONICA in a action packed 2 minute veteran's fray.
CHOBOJA SAMURAI was executed by WOLFRAVEN in a 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
BUSHWHACKER savagely defeated FLAGG in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
RETURN overcame FEAR FOOL in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.
ST STEPHEN narrowly defeated BERSERK in a tiresome 10 minute gory novice's fight.
BANE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's match.
IVAN MASHMINAPLP vanquished HOOKFANG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         SLASHING ATTACK   49 -  30 -  3      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        27 -  20 -  5      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  19 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK   106 -  92 -  6      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  25 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  36 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  20 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  24 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  30 -  0      32  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  27 -  0      18  |

Turn 497 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SIR PENT 5089              16  12  1  111 SIR AGLIO (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR PRISE 3573             20  15  2  112 SIR AGLIO (296)
TOTAL PARRY      DROC 4075                  21   7  1  110 CLAN BATTLEAXE (197)
WALL OF STEEL    GRACIE 5125                18  13  1   97 SPRINGBORN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  BAILEY O'BEAD 5253         12  11  0   96 THE MOONDOGS (97)
PARRY-STRIKE     CUP O'PIZZA 5397            7   0  0   89 THE JERKS (508)
AIMED BLOW       SIR OCCO 5079              19  13  0   84 SIR AGLIO (296)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LUNELLE 5252               13  10  0   61 THE MOONDOGS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIETUS 5165.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was QUIETUS 5165.  The ten other most popular fighters were REVENANT 5430, SIR 
INGOMYELIC 5119, DOGMA 5323, QUADRICEPS 5326, FEAR FOOL 5504, OJO TANGO 5046, 
BUSHWHACKER 5452, GRACIE 5125, KOSIKA 5437, and SIR PENT 5089.

The least popular fighter this week was ST STEPHEN 5478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BERSERK 5503, HOOKFANG 5514, FLAGG 5381, CHOBOJA SAMURAI 5365, ASHLII 
4187, SHARD 4213, SILENT KNIGHT 5322, THE UPRIGHT MAN 5185, STORMBLADE 2210, and ART 
ERY 5324.