DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/25/2005    Duedate: 12/08/2005

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRANK ZAPPA
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
(11-6484) [14-6-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRANK ZAPPA                    ROMMEL
THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
(11-6484) [14-6-0,122]         (11-6621) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GLADIUS STARSTRYKE             HALO
SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)          NEVERWAKE (508)
(11-6127) [14-38-0,90]         (11-6189) [16-6-2,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANIC MARVELS (456)         38
2. IMMORTALS (85)              35      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           30      Unchartered Team
4. NEVERWAKE (508)             28
5. DO IT AGAIN (565)           28      LETHAL HERITAGE (570)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          229 119  5 65.8   1/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        965 580 34 62.5   2/ 4*LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     9  6 0
 3/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)       73  46  2 61.3   3/ 7 NEVERWAKE (508)           8  7 1
 4/ 3*LETHAL HERITAGE (570)      9   6  0 60.0   4/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    7  7 0
 5/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           820 640 26 56.2   5/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)           6  3 0
 6/ 5 WAR-C-KERS (345)         172 147  9 53.9   6/ 3 WAR-C-KERS (345)          6  4 0
 7/11 DO IT AGAIN (565)         24  22  1 52.2   7/11 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 8/ 7 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  25  23  0 52.1   8/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)       5  0 0
 9/ 6 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        76  70  7 52.1   9/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  2 0
10/ 8 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   694 673 19 50.8  10/10 BLOOD GROG (173)          5  5 0
11- 9 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       640 627 20 50.5  11/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)            5 10 0
12/10 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      26  28  2 48.1  12- 8 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        4  4 0
13/12 ELFQUEST (515)           216 235 10 47.9  13/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     3  3 0
14/13 IMMORTALS (85)           815 896 63 47.6  14/12 BALLAD OF THE BLAD (415)  2  0 0
15/14 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 234 262  9 47.2  15/16 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  0 0
16/ 0 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     69  81  5 46.0  16/17 DO IT AGAIN (565)         2  1 0
17/15 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    297 361 12 45.1  17/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      2  3 0
18-16*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)     8  10  1 44.4  18/18 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  2  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 NEVERWAKE (508)           70  95 11 42.4  19-13*THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)    1  3 0
20/18 BLOOD GROG (173)         201 283 11 41.5  20/14 ELFQUEST (515)            0  4 0
21/ 0 THE EARTHBOUND (571)      31  50  0 38.3  21-19*BURNING SKULLS (569)      0  4 0
22/19 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      251 430  5 36.9  22/20 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      0  3 0
23-20*BURNING SKULLS (569)       0   9  0  0.0  23/ 0 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     0  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARUAK CITY!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at 
IMMORTALS' guildhouse after a 2-3-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 
11th.  Dark Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week GERFEL'S FRIENDS went 2-2-0 to move up 5 in the 
rankings.  JEREMIAH JAY COOKE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested DELSBLUD and was awarded 25 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, BODEL put down BUCKING BRAHMA, causing him to lose 15 
points of recognition in the process.  This time out FRANK ZAPPA made his bid for the 
throne as he Bloodfeuded VIRGINIA'S SECRET in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor of FRANK ZAPPA, for with 
his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in ARUAK CITY seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARUAK CITY.  ARUAK CITY, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is NEVERWAKE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding NEVERWAKE.  Indeed it was BULLDOGS.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after JO 
MOONCATCHER.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that CALFSKIN posted a challenge against the more highly recognized JO 
MOONCATCHER.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand CALFSKIN bested JO 
MOONCATCHER.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Walk proud, warriors of THE HEADCUTTERS 
II!  By striking down VIRGINIA'S SECRET you have avenged the honor of your dead.  
Your virtue is known to all in ARUAK CITY.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARUAK CITY.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK ZAPPA 6484             14   6  0   122       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REQUIEM 4472                 16  12  0   114       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 HALO 6189                    16   6  2   105       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BODEL 4970                   14  11  0   103       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 CALFSKIN 6240                18  22  1   101       BULLDOGS (157)
 ONEWOLF 5505                 15   1  0   100       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-WARCHANT 4470                 6   1  0    94       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            18   3  0    93       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-YELLOW STREAK 6239           16   7  0    93       COLORIFIC (511)
 BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465        13  11  0    93       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295       20  20  1    92       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 HONEY 6368                   17  17  1    91       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG LOU 4971                 15   7  2    91       MANIC MARVELS (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127      14  38  0    90       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              16  28  1    89       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              16  21  0    88       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370          15  19  0    88       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 VENOMED VIXEN 2430           12  26  0    83       BLOOD GROG (173)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372          16  11  0    81       BULLDOGS (157)
-WILLIE DIXON 6385             8  20  1    80       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 MOO MOO 6474                 10   4  0    78       BULLDOGS (157)
 WYLDFYRE 2449                12  26  1    75       BLOOD GROG (173)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496             9   4  0    69       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349      17  17  0    68       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528           7   6  1    66       IMMORTALS (85)
-TITANIUM 5137                 7   5  0    65       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 TREESTUMP 6369               15  19  0    64       ELFQUEST (515)
-RICK DERRINGER 6463          10  11  0    64       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 NATAS 6531                    6   2  0    64       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      10   7  1    63       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 MASTER GROG 2577             12  15  2    61       BLOOD GROG (173)
 GOLDEN AURA 6558              5   4  0    59       COLORIFIC (511)
-JEB MERCLUE 6483             10  10  0    58       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 DELSBLUD 2540                14  15  0    57       BLOOD GROG (173)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BURST 6514                    5   3  0    56       NEVERWAKE (508)
-ALL 4476                      5   1  0    55       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 BIONIC BUFFALO 6570           6   1  0    54       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-SILVER LINING 6339            8   7  0    53       COLORIFIC (511)
 BLACK PLAGUE 6550             7   6  0    47       COLORIFIC (511)
-PINK PUMA 6537                7   4  0    44       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JON FLEET 6415                6  25  0    43       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SIR BOB 6642                  5  13  0    43       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 BLUE SMASH 6553               6   4  0    41       IMMORTALS (85)
 WINDCHASER 6469               6  18  1    37       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BAR-B-DOO 6614                4   1  0    34       WAR-C-KERS (345)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. B. 6249                   3   2  0    33       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 BULL HORN 6593                5   1  0    31       BULLDOGS (157)
 TANGERINE TOAD 6603           5   0  0    30       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SARAYA STEEL 6545             5   6  0    28       IMMORTALS (85)
 ROMMEL 6621                   2   1  0    28       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 JACKHAMMER 6613               3   1  2    27       NEVERWAKE (508)
 LITTLE CROW 6007              4   1  1    26       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 BLUE EYES 6594                3   2  1    26       COLORIFIC (511)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556          4   4  0    24       ANIMAL FARM (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486             5   5  0    22       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 TORRY FATEGIVER 6534          4   8  2    22       IMMORTALS (85)
 GHENGIS 6622                  2   1  0    21       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 SUN TZU 6620                  2   1  0    19       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 NAPOLEON 6623                 2   1  0    18       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 DOMINGO 6313                  4   0  0    17       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 KYLE THE PINCUSHION 6616      2   1  0    17       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 CHESTER 6630                  1   0  0    15       THE EARTHBOUND (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612           1   0  0    15       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GORGE 6592                    2   4  0    14       NEVERWAKE (508)
 RELIC HUNTER 6563             2   3  0    13       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 BEAVER 6632                   1   0  0    13       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 INC STEIN 3434                3   1  0    12       BLOOD GROG (173)
 DREAM KILLER 6559             1   2  0    11       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 PATTON 6619                   1   2  0    11       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               2   2  0    10       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-CANTICLE 4473                 2   2  0     9       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643         1   0  0     9       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 DOGGY BAG 6628                1   1  0     8       BULLDOGS (157)
-EXCUSE ME EVERYONE 4478       1   0  0     8       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
-PEOPLE OF ARUAK 4477          0   1  0     7       THAT ARUAKI TEAM (416)
 LON BRADDOCK 6617             1   3  0     6       IMMORTALS (85)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-LAMENTATION 4795              1   0  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
-FUGUE 4469                    0   5  0     5       BALLAD OF THE BLADE (415)
 THUG 6633                     1   1  0     4       THE EARTHBOUND (571)
 ADRIAN BELEW 6626             0   3  0     3       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-GREYBLADE 6607                0   2  0     2       BURNING SKULLS (569)
-BASTION 6608                  0   2  0     2       BURNING SKULLS (569)
 NANCY WILSON 6615             0   2  0     2       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           0   1  0     1       ANIMAL FARM (510)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DEAD 6631              0  1 0 THE EARTHBOUND 571    STONE GOLEM 494       529 NONE    
LORELEI 6596           2  2 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  JACKHAMMER 6613       528         
STU HAMM 6544          7  5 0 THE HEADCUTTERS I 412 VIRGINIA'S SECRE 6295 526 JUST REV
SLAG 6604              1  4 0 NEVERWAKE 508         WURM KIN 495          529 NONE    
DARREN CROWNGUAR 6611  1  1 0 TUFT TUGGERS 305      BLUE EYES 6594        526         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tankesh -- Ahhh, a fellow I can understand, and who understands me!  Somebody that
speaks plain, and not like a frilly diplomat.  Indeed, I believe you've done gone and
detailed what 'proper Andorian conduct' is for this old warrior.
     That 'Health, Humility, Honor' phrase sounds nice, but tells nothing!  Warriors
can maintain their health just as well by killing their opponents.  Battlefields are
not littered with referees, you know!  Humility is nothing gladiators can identify
with, as each one of them are braggarts and blowhards to the corps (ever read a DM
column after a particularly juicy fight, never mind the personals?).  And honor?
Well, when my warriors pass from this realm, they get buried with full military
honors.  Their service is NEVER forgotten, and we NEVER leave anyone behind!
     Very well!  I shall restrain my warriors from intentionally killing those around
me.  Any warrior of mine that will issue a successful challenge to another in this
arena of lesser status shall be severely sanctioned, even dismissed from service,
unless it happens from the Throne, or in the case of a Bloodfeud (there, my friend,
all bets are off, as our own honor is at stake).  I shall also instruct them to go
for the 'touch' or 'point' verses first blood.
     They shall also be instructed to 'play nice.'  You know, not get into too many
barroom brawls, proposition women on the streets (if they aren't hookers, then why
are they walking the streets?!?), and to chew with their mouths closed.
     I can guarantee my warriors will follow my instructions, as they are excellent
warriors.  They are NOT athletes, but Warriors.  Soldiers of Mordant.  They do what
they are told, no questions asked.  I would lead them into battle on ANY front,
expecting Victory.
     If you decide to visit Mordant, I'll help you locate a guildhall, and make sure
those graft-hungry bureaucrats don't gouge you TOO badly.  Then we'll have a banquet
in your favor. *knowing chuckle* -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Yes, you've made me feel quite welcome!  I realize you are in the role-play

mode, as you seem to realize I am, as well.  It's all good!  *grin*  But doesn't it
sound weird telling gladiators, with sharp weapons (they ARE sharp here, right?) to
go out and play nice?  *LOL*

Kennelworth -- Not feel welcome?  I'd welcome you to Mordant with a banquet that
Andorian cities would never DREAM OF!  Every manager and gladiator in the city would
attend, as well as many city officials.  More food than would feed the city for a
week!  Enough brews (of various vintages and potencies) to drown any Andorian city!
And more willing women than you could hope to get to know.  *sly wink*
     No, Sir, it is not the welcome that delays you, but the fact that your employees
(how can you consider them true warriors?) risk their lives in the best training
facility in all Alastari!  If they die in the arena, then they surely would have died
on the battlefield, and therefore, are no significant military loss (thou their
families receive their gladiatorial pay in recognition of their love one's
willingness to risk their lives for Mordant's defense, even in training).
     Perhaps if/when The Consortium recalls Mr. T or Pretty Pandora from retirement,
or if you, Sir, decide to visit, as I have here, with a team consisting of fellow
patriots, then you shall realize that we are not in business too different from each
other, as far as goals are concerned, just only in how we strive to attain those
goals. -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Thank you for the holiday wishes!  I wish you, and yours, the best, as well!

Grog -- Welcome back!  I'm recently returning myself, after a five year hiatus.
Could do worse than Kennelworth as a contact, and not much better, either!  Although,
his method is more madness than most folks, there is no arguing with success! -- Lord
Xiang, mgr. Lethal Heritage

Woo-woo!!  4-1-0, with NO STANDBYs!!!  This is a first since I've returned!  The no
standbys, that is, not the 4-1.  *LOL*  This turn offsets last turn, bringing me to
my average of 3-2.  I expect I shall stay there, give or take, until RSI closes down
the game. -- Lord Xiang

Tankesh -- If it wasn't you that invited me here on the boards, then it must have
been Adie.  It was under the 'Larq issues forum, the one that made fun of the
misspelling of our regional name by the forum admin.  *chuckle*  Oh, right around
page 11, I believe.  And I know Kennelworth extended an invite, but cannot remember
if it was PM or email, however.  Either way, I'm here now, and you'll just have to
deal with it!  *evil grin*  Kinda like a church congregation with a hooker in the
front pew, winking and smiling at the minister! *LOL* -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  No irreverence was intended, just caught me as a funny (and apt!) description
of Andorians with a 'Larq among them.

The Saint -- Get your computer together again?  I'm still hoping for that managerial
list, but if technical difficulties are at fault, I can deal for a short time longer,
as needed. -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  We, in Mordant, have not gone to such 'advances', as paper lists do not, um,
break into pieces on their own.  Next thing you'll be trying to sell me is an
artillery piece that could knock down a city wall without being able to see the
city!!  Or a missile weapon that can fire faster than an expert archer.  LUDICROUS!

     Yes, I seem to have recovered everything possible and not lost too much in the
     process.  This is teams that ran last turn.  If I've gotten anyone's name wrong,
     I hope they will correct me. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
	ANIMAL FARM          Mino                  IMMORTALS          Dartor
	BALLAD OF THE BLADE  The Sandman           KRILL CAVALRY      Leeta
	BLOOD GROG           ?                     LETHAL HERITAGE    Lord Xiang
	BULLDOGS             Kennelworth           NEVERWAKE          Doc Steele
	BURNING SKULLS       ?                     SCARLET KNIGHTS    Talon Warsmith
	COLORIFIC            Purple People Eater   THAT ARUAKI TEAM   Nuln
	DEADMAN'S HAND       Doc Steele            THE HEADCUTTERS II Street Legal

	DO IT AGAIN          The Dark One          TUFT TUGGERS       Tankesh Dushanbe
	ELFQUEST             Armalias              WAR-C-KERS         Papaiz
	GERFEL'S FRIENDS     Generalissimo Puerco  WOLFBROTHERS       Doc Steele

Congratulations again to Virginia's Secret, Duelmaster.  Perhaps now your success
will no longer be a secret?  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn.  See you
there. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Branford Hawke -- The newsletter spyreporter did you a disservice!  You did not lose
to me because you are not good enough.  No way.  You lost simply because I was lucky!
And I will take it! -- Bucking Brahma, feeling mighty bucking lucky

Tankesh -- Yes, I will admit that I invited Lord Xiang to compete in Aruak City.
Will certainly liven things up, wouldn't you say? -- Kennelworth

Grog -- Old buddy!  (I mean, really old, old Buddy!)  Welcome back!  It is great to
have you back in Aruak City, The Heart & Soul Of Andoria.  We all missed you.
Health!  Humility!  Honor! -- Kennelworth

Virginia's Secret -- Well, I challenged all right.  And it was certainly no secret
why you lambasted me.  You are GOOD.  A Salute to The Duelmaster. -- Calfskin

Saraya Steel -- That was fun, I think.  I liked wrestling with you.  And I liked the
result. -- Bull Horn

Lord Xiang -- Let me summarize Tankesh's dissertation of last.  Attempting to kill is
unAndorian.  Downchallenging is unAndorian.  (except from the throne)  Not treating
others with respect is unAndorian.  Lauding kills, when they do accidentally occur,
is unAndorian. -- Kennelworth

Lord Xiang -- Perhaps you were looking in all the wrong places?  The Bulldog Inn,
located downtown quite near the arena, is open 24 hours a day.  The ale flows freely.
There are rooms to rent and stay upstairs.  Quality meals (since Adie got involved in
running the place) are served both in the very large, boisterous bar area, and in the
rear family dining area.  And a few lovely ladies of the night have been known to
appear to those interested.  (It is unlikely that one's face will be slapped--unless
that is your interest--for a proposition, especially with a hefty tip.)  The
"Bulldog", long the meeting place for all those affiliated with gladiation has become
a full service establishment for all in Aruak City and all visitors.  Be there or be
square! -- Kennelworth, proprietor

Persistent Beggar -- Well, you persisted, and when I was done with you, there was
enough left to fill the bag. -- Doggy Bag

Lethal Heritage -- Nice round two! -- Kennelworth

Jon Fleet -- The crowd was pleased.  I was pleased.  Life is good.  Life is black.
Next time perhaps you will be fleeter? -- Black Plague, Proud Colorific

Treestump -- Up 28 points?  Didn't seem like it to me.  I KNEW I was better, after
all, I am golden.  (and GOOD) -- Golden Aura, Proud Colorific

Gladius Starstryke -- Thanks for being there for me.  Heh, heh, heh.  I just love the
easy ones. -- Yellow Streak, Proud Colorific

Tankesh -- New team?  Who is that fine group which went 7-2-1 the last three rounds?
Adie?  Nope.  Tankesh?  Nope.  (Do you have a team little Tankowski?) -- Purple
People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Eatin purple people sure is fine......... (burp!) -- Purple People Eater, Proud
Colorific Manager

Egads!  Me Tiger bea back!  Aye!  Damme fine! -- Mino

Lord Xiang -- Ye landlubbin rascal!  Me critters 'n this'n ole pirate allays bea
huntin bloody bidness.  Aye. -- Mino

All ye rapscallions, me critters done bea restin'.  Now they fight.  Bloody hard.  Ye
be walkin' yon plank.  Aye. -- Mino

Me Vulture done TV'd.  Me Toad bea close.  Me Tiger be back.  Damme!  Aye. -- Mino

Lon Braddock -- One measly skill between us, and you had to go take it!  Why, I
oughta take you and beat you senseless!  Oh, I just did, didn't I?  Phah!  Take the
skill. -- Napoleon

Bar-B-Doo -- That wasn't good for my ego, y'know!  You are supposed to realize that
when I wink, it means I'm gonna take it easy on you, to give you the chance to take a
dive!  Hmmm, now that I think on it, you were mumbling that you didn't go that way.
I need to change signals, methinks. -- Rommel

Relic Hunter -- Um, sorry for hitting you all over the place like that.  From the
legs, to shoulders, face, buttocks...and especially that groin shot. *shudders*  I'm
supposed to say sorry.  Right?  Even if I'm not supposed to, I would expect an
apology after any groin hit. -- Ghengis

Adrian Belew -- Oh, this is Frabulous!  Aren't your style warriors supposed to beat
my style warriors silly? -- Patton

Nancy Wilson -- A quick double-tap and it's over.  Don't even need a shower before I
head out wenching.  Oh, maybe I should.  Blood always is a turn-off when they find
out it's not mine. -- Sun Tzu

Honey -- They tell me you're good at catching flies, better, at least, than Vinegar.
Is this true? -- Jo Mooncatcher

Kalidor the Bold -- I am just, like, totally gazebo when I see someone so bold!  Wow.
-- Rockie Dee
P.S.  No!  I am NOT being sarcastic!  Really.

Black Plague -- Obviously, as a cat, I should catch more rats.  That'll stop you. --
Jon Fleet

Torry Fategiver -- A bad match for you, but a great one for me.  I thank you. --
Windchaser

Kiri Dragonspear -- Ah.  (shakes head mournfully)  A young hotshot, I see.  Be
careful, young lady, as we wouldn't like to see you meet an untimely end. -- Koro
Cloud

Adie and Tankesh -- I'll do my best, but things are hectic here at the moment.
Turkeys here, pumpkins there, cranberries rolling under foot, and (shudder) relatives
coming! -- the Scribe

Ghengis -- (indignantly)  But nothing belongs to me!  How else can I get anything
except by taking it? -- an unrepentant Embezzling Scribe

Almond Albatross -- I?  How can *I* be chintzy, if I have no lands of my own and the
Commission provides me with nothing to distribute?  Complain to THEM. -- Shinketh
P.S.  I have always liked chintz.  It's inexpensive, sturdy, and functional.  Why
should one demean a perfectly usable fabric merely because it isn't silk, linen, or
wool?

L.P. Hot Dog -- Oh.  I rather think that the tailor had some rather unpleasant
correspondences in mind when he suggested it, actually.  But I have located a rather
nice, well, I think it looks nice, doghouse with wall-to-wall carpeting and a stained
glass window. -- Shinketh

Blood Grog -- Welcome back.  It's been a long time.  Hope to see you on the sands. --
Dartor

Lord Xiang -- I guess I should welcome you also. -- Dartor, mgr. Immortals

Gallows Pole -- Good attempt at holding me back.  Lucky for me I had my strength and
endurance at a high level. -- Dirk Darkblade

Lord Protector Kalidor the Bold -- You understand, I hope, the problems now existing
with this whole "lands" business?  And golems are at the bottom of the list of
"people who should be taken care of."  I didn't make that list, so don't blame ME.
I'm doing the best I can in a damnable situation, let me tell you!  Perhaps if you
were to make some suggestion as to what reward you expect? -- Shinketh the Harried

Lord Protector Marcus Kuerton -- You're maniacal?  (backing away)  Oh, dear.  I
suppose you would consider the offer of a straight coat, um, flippant?  No doubt you
would rather rule the world or some such, but, seriously, LOOK at our world!  Who
would want it?  Not that I can give it to you if you DO.  (And a desire to possess
and/or rule this world WOULD be grounds for getting out the straight coat, as
indicating total irrationality.)  Give me a clue here. -- Shinketh

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLAG was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a dull 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
FRANK ZAPPA demolished VIRGINIA'S SECRET in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title fight.
GALLOWS POLE was viciously subdued by MOO MOO in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
VENOMED VIXEN devastated THE SINGING BANDIT in a 2 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
CALFSKIN narrowly defeated JO MOONCATCHER in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
NATAS overpowered TREESTUMP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BIONIC BUFFALO vanquished JON FLEET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLUE SMASH overpowered WINDCHASER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TANGERINE TOAD overpowered GORGE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RELIC HUNTER was handily defeated by SARAYA STEEL in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BULL HORN subdued GHENGIS in a 3 minute Challenge match.
ROMMEL viciously subdued INC STEIN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge conflict.
NANCY WILSON was subdued by KORO CLOUD in a 1 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
NAPOLEON unbelievably bested DOGGY BAG in a 2 minute gory beginner's Challenge fight.
ADRIAN BELEW was devastated by SUN TZU in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JACKHAMMER beat TORRY FATEGIVER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
HALO savagely defeated BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE in a exciting 10 minute brutal veteran's bout.
ONEWOLF beat GLADIUS STARSTRYKE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute master's fight.
SUPERBEAST was devastated by REQUIEM in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BUCKING BRAHMA was vanquished by BODEL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WYLDFYRE was overcome by HONEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory expert's duel.
MASTER GROG was demolished by ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BIG LOU vanquished GOLDEN AURA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LORD BENNETT won victory over DIRK DARKBLADE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DELSBLUD was demolished by JEREMIAH JAY COOKE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
SIR BOB was overcome by BURST in a action packed 2 minute brutal bout.
BLACK PLAGUE overcame LITTLE CROW in a exciting 5 minute duel.
MR. B. overpowered DREAM KILLER in a 3 minute uneven fight.
BAR-B-DOO handily defeated TURQUOISE TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE EYES demolished PATTON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KYLE THE PINCUSHION overpowered LON BRADDOCK in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DOMINGO overcame MAGENTA MAGGOT in a 3 minute amateur's match.
THUG lost to VIOLET VULTURE in a 2 minute fight.
BEAVER devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
CHESTER devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  21 -  4      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        40 -  30 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  28 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  49 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  35 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  39 -  2      33  |

Turn 529 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FRANK ZAPPA 6484           14   6  0  122 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
TOTAL PARRY      HALO 6189                  16   6  2  105 NEVERWAKE (508)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465      13  11  0   93 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG LOU 4971               15   7  2   91 MANIC MARVELS (456)
BASHING ATTACK   BUCKING BRAHMA 6372        16  11  0   81 BULLDOGS (157)
SLASHING ATTACK  BURST 6514                  5   3  0   56 NEVERWAKE (508)
AIMED BLOW       BIONIC BUFFALO 6570         6   1  0   54 DO IT AGAIN (565)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HALO 6189.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROMMEL 6621, BLACK 
PLAGUE 6550, CALFSKIN 6240, GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127, BURST 6514, MOO MOO 6474, JO 
MOONCATCHER 6370, GORGE 6592, TORRY FATEGIVER 6534, and BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE 6465.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD 6631.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LON BRADDOCK 6617, PATTON 6619, TURQUOISE TIGER 6556, DREAM KILLER 
6559, DELSBLUD 2540, GOLDEN AURA 6558, MASTER GROG 2577, WYLDFYRE 2449, BUCKING 
BRAHMA 6372, and SUPERBEAST 4943.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FRANK ZAPPA (11-6484) THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
VIRGINIA'S SECRET (11-6295) WAR-C-KERS (345)

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

MARCUS KUERTON (11-4855) MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
KALIDOR THE BOLD (11-6441) TUFT TUGGERS (305)