DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2007    Duedate: 06/21/2007

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ONEWOLF
WOLFBROTHERS (506)
(11-5505) [25-3-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        POSITION IS EMPTY
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             
(11-5505) [25-3-0,139]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TWO-S0PEAR                     SARAYA STEEL
ELFQUEST (515)                 IMMORTALS (85)
(11-6700) [15-20-0,90]         (11-6545) [11-12-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TUFT TUGGERS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          39
2. IMMORTALS (85)              36      COLORIFIC (511)
3. MANIC MARVELS (456)         34      Unchartered Team
4. NEVERWAKE (508)             34
5. ANIMAL FARM (510)           29       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      1   0  0  100   1/ 5 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       12  1 0
 2- 2*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 0
 3/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          308 167 12 64.8   3/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         8  1 0
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1048 612 34 63.1   4/ 6 IMMORTALS (85)            8  7 0
 5/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)       94  57  2 62.3   5/ 3 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       7  7 1
 6/ 5 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    13   8  0 61.9   6/ 7 ORDO HERETICUS (593)      6  9 0
 7/ 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)     122  92  6 57.0   7/ 4 COLORIFIC (511)           5  3 0
 8/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           928 705 28 56.8   8/ 9 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      5  7 1
 9/ 8 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        86  72  7 54.4   9/ 8 NEVERWAKE (508)           5  7 0
10/10 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       729 683 25 51.6  10/ 0 MANIC MARVELS (456)       3  2 0
11/ 9 ORDO HERETICUS (593)      49  49  2 50.0  11/14 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     3  7 0
12/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 170 172  8 49.7  12-12 DARKOVER II (592)         3  7 0
13/11 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     37  39  0 48.7  13/17 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  0 0
14/13 MILITANT LEGION (586)     25  27  3 48.1  14-10*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  2  0 0
15/14 IMMORTALS (85)           841 930 65 47.5  15/18 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    2  1 0
16/15 ELFQUEST (515)           274 320 12 46.1  16-13*CHUNK-N-DALES (595)       2  3 0
17/16 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    318 413 17 43.5  17/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  2  4 0
18/17 NEVERWAKE (508)          103 137 14 42.9  18/19 ELFQUEST (515)            2  7 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*CHUNK-N-DALES (595)        2   3  0 40.0  19-16*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     1  0 0
20-19 DARKOVER II (592)         63 101  6 38.4  20/15 MILITANT LEGION (586)     1  2 0
21/20 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      311 562  7 35.6  21/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     0  3 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

+ ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Chronicles of Andoria #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City, 10 years ago:

      Belana drew her scimitar.  She whispered to Torin, "What was that?"
      Torin followed her line of sight to a dark figure emerging out of another 
passage with a longsword in hand.  He glanced at Belana and shrugged.  "Let's find out 
lass."
      The lithe young Lord Protector silently approached through the shadows, sword 
leading the way.  When she got close enough, she recognized the face.  "Rin Tin Tin."
      Rin spun about defensively, but recognized the face.  "Belana."
      Belana let out a deep breath, "Thank the Gods."
                                *          *          *
      Lyssa awoke groggily.  She tried to move but found herself chained to a hard 
surface.  When she looked around at the chanting beings, who she knew were demons of 
the void, and the magically ensorceled stones, she knew fear.  She watched them as 
they were casting and noted it as the same style of magic as that used by the 
teleportal.  That magic only known by Sheila Greywand.  After analyzing the runes 
carved on the rocks, and the spells they were casting, she realized that they were 
preparing to open a gate.  A gate whose power needed to be fueled by a sacrifice.  The 
golden haired Lady Protector closed her eyes and sighed helplessly as a fearful 
sadness enveloped her.
      When she opened her eyes again, the palace servant stood over her.  "Why?" Lyssa 
whispered.
      He smiled evilly, "After the destruction of Demnat's choosen and their priests, 
as well as the only King Strong enough to oppose her," he added, "Sheila's arenas will 
have no resistance."
      "Why the Aruaki?"
      "They oppose the arenas the most."
      "This isn't Greywands style.  She's too subtle.  Besides, she would find all 
Alastari turning against her when it's learned of what she's done.  This won't work." 
she commented.
      He said nothing and only gave a malicious grin.
                                *          *          *
      The guards moved hastily, running about to summon up more troops, they would 
prepare for the worst.  After hearing Shrew's harried account below, Mickeal agreed 
action was needed right away.  Evacuation of the palace started immediately.
      Adie turned to the King, "I'd have preferred to meet you under better 
circumstances, but I've a friend to save.  We'd like to go down there now your majesty."
      "I don't believe the palace has enough men currently to handle that situation in 
addition to the evacuation.  You have my permission to go into the palace and deal 
with this."  He glanced at the group of LP's.  "All things considered, you'd stand a 
much better chance than the guards.  Good luck."
      "Thank you your majesty."

      The catacomb doors opened with a thunderous groan.  When the Lord Protectors 
emerged into the main chamber, they too recognized the tenuous nature of the ceiling. 
  Adie thought about using some powerful stone shaping magic to strengthen it, but 
with magic malfunctioning...
      "Alaina, didn't you," she motioned to the group, "connect those demons of the 
void with this mining operation?"
      Alaina hesitated and Strome spoke for her, "The demons were responsible for 
kidnaping the Aruaki families likely being used to supply muscle for the operation. 
It was never confirmed."
      "Never the less, Shrew pointed out such people below."  Adie frowned, "They have 
complete control over their magical abilities, despite the contamination.  I'm going 
to have to rely on minor spells to keep my magic under control."  She looked at the 
warriors drawing their weapons, "You will have to do most of the work."
      Khazakh added his booming voice to the discussion at hand.  "We have NO armor, 
and FEW weapons."
      Alaina spoke then to the surprise of the others, "This is a catacomb.  There 
will likely be functional ceremonial weapons about."
  Ms. Calfskin picked up on that, "That would be right.  We might find some armor 
suits holding some, or perhaps in the hands of statues.  Maybe even lying alone on a 
rack."
      "Then hurry up.  Be quick about it." Adie added.

      Alaina already had her rapier at her side and drew it forth, readying it with a 
dagger from her boot.  Strome was armed as usual with his broadsword.  A woodsman 
never leaves home without it.  Khazakh, despite having a shortsword strapped at his 
side, sauntered off and found a beautifully polished steel longspear.  His voice 
echoed approvingly through the hall, "YES!!"  Ms. Calfskin found a gem encrusted, 
well-balanced longsword to augment the dagger she possessed.
      Adie looked at them all.  "Ready." she asked.  They all nodded agreement.  She 
motioned to a pair of columns off to the side, between which a door rested.  "There's 
the entrance.  Let's go."

      Strome, with his excellent stealth abilities, took point.  He slid the door open 
easily and stepped into the shadows on the short flight of stairs.  They could hear 
the chanting within the cavern as they stepped out onto the ledge.  An eighty foot 
drop to the floor awaited at the tip of their feet.  Strome, a bit farther ahead, 
motioned with his hands, indicating that he could see thirteen foes and one friend. 
Adie motioned for him to come back.
      "What did you see?" she asked.
      Strome laid it out for them.  Adie nodded in thought then sighed, "Thirteen is 
too many to handle.  Each could kill one of us."  She nodded as if coming to a 
decision. "OK, this is what we'll do..."

      Half of the demons finished casting, having finished their part of the ritual. 
The Palace Servant began a final chant over Lyssa who began to squirm and writhe in a 
last attempt to get loose.  The chains however were enchanted, strong as adamant, and 
blocking all magical abilities she attempted.  The wind in the cavern whipped up to a 
strong gale sending dirt and dust into the air.  Despite the breeze, the air began to 
warm slowly as the black monoliths rippled with violet magical energy.  Small 
thunderclaps echoed across the cave as arcs of electricity crackled between the stones 
converging on a single point centered above the Lady Protector chained to the altar. 
That point began to glow of its own power, sparking and shimmering, showering the 
whole area in magical smotes.  The Palace Servant's voice was reaching a crescendo as 
he drew forth a wicked dagger, its length undulating, its blade glinting in the light. 
  He raised the dagger, crackling with magic, above his head.
      Lyssa looked up one last time and received a splattering of black goo upon her 
face for the effort, for a dagger tip had protruded from the Palace Servants mouth. 
The spellcasting ruined, the focus of magic above the altar faltered and collapsed in 
upon itself.  The energy of the collapsing portal backlashed into the six chanting 
demons.  In a cacophony of brilliant light, thunderclaps, and intense concussion 
waves, they exploded.
      Regaining his feet from the blast, gurgling in anger, the palace servant yanked 
out the dagger from the back of his head and tossed it to the side.  He spun about to 
face whomever had done that.
      "Hello deary." Ms. Calfskin said eloquently.  "Did I ruin your day?"
      "KILL HER!!" he screamed.

      The Lord Protectors had come down via a featherweight spell, falling but 
allowing them to alight upon the ground softly.  But their presence was masked by 
invisibility spells cast by Adie, minor spells which dissipated upon violent action. 
Ms. Calfskins's excellent timing was not luck.  Adeolar, one of the most magically 
learned people in the world, recognized the portal summoning and knew exactly how to 
disrupt it with the best desired effects.  Now their enemies numbered only seven.  But 
their vengeance would be devastating.
      The demons' skin bubbled and burned away, bursting as they took on their 
preferred material form outside of the void.  That of a semi-transparent, crimson red, 
amoeba-like form with black nodules floating within their bodies.  White points of 
light represented their eyes which wandered about on their bodies.  The multiple 
pseudopods used as arms were perfect for wielding and manipulating the somatic 
components of magic.
      Before they finished shapeshifting, Adie finished a spell channeling a powerful 
shield of magic from her god.  Her prayers were answered as the spell cut through the 
contamination of magic.  A spotlight of glowing white illuminated the area around her 
as the spell finished, causing her to become visible.  The light flowed into her and 
spread out into a sphere centered on herself.
      Ms. Calfskin was within the area of effect thankfully as the demons unleashed a 
hail of fiery projectiles flung from dozens of pseudopod arms.  They harmlessly 
impacted upon the shield and dissipated.  Adie however was holding the component to 
the spell, a magically endowed piece of metal which burned of its own volition, but 
burned up even faster as the shield absorbed more magic.  She held the metal in her 
hand which smoked.  The pain dropped her to her knees, but she held onto it.
      The demons spread out, a couple of them taking flight into the cave and 
continuing to hurl fire at the sphere, recognizing that the priestess within couldn't 
hold the shield up for long.  One of them moved up to the shield to attack Ms. 
Calfskin, but found that it couldn't penetrate the shield, but that wasn't so for the 
people within.  Khazakh became visible as he launched a devastating trust with his 
spear, straight through the creature.  But it laughed at the attack as it slid away 
unharmed by the non-magical weapon.  Ms. Calfskin also attacked and sliced her sword 
across it's torso, splitting it in half.  However, the ancient ceremonial sword was 
more than looks, it held a dweomer strong enough to affect the demon which howled in 
pain and detonated as well.  The other demons stayed back and continued their magical 
assault.  Fire, acid, lightning, ice, magma.  Every conceivable offensive bit of magic 
was hurled at the magical sphere of protection.

      Meanwhile, on the ledges above.  Belana, Torin, and Rin Tin Tin watched as the 
battle began.  Rin wished to join in the fight, but Torin informed him of their 
immunity to non-magical attacks.
      "We've got to do something!" Rin exclaimed.
      They watched as the demons took to the air.  One of them flew up towards them, 
backwards.  It didn't see them upon the ledge.  Another had circled about the battle 
and was hurling magic from behind.  Torin was struck with an idea.
      "Belana, Rin.  Get the fire ready to throw on that one below us on the ground. 
I'll take this flyin one."  As Belana and Rin lighted flaming oil vials, Torin got out 
a pair of his 'sand' filled sacks.  He struck his flint and steel to the string, and 
when that was lit, lighted another one.  He grabbed the grappling hook and line from 
his back and lodged one on it.  "Get ready lads."  Torin whirled the hook a couple of 
times, "NOW!!"  Torin launched the hook through the air as the other two hurled oil at 
the one below.  The demon below burst into flames and began running frantically and 
shrieking in a high pitched tone.  Torin's throw landed with a enough force to pierce 
the rubbery skin of the flying one.  It sunk into it's chest when the fuse went off. 
He promptly exploded as well, but close enough to knock the three of them over and 
showering them in chunks of black goo.
      Torin shook his head and recovered, realizing a second black powder bomb was lit 
as his feet.  Without enough time to grab it and throw it, he kicked it off the ledge. 
  It exploded in mid-air, next to the flaming demon.  He too splattered into a shower 
of black gore.

      The Palace Servant turned away from the battle to renew his chant and finish his 
sacrifice.  He may not have gotten the size of gate he'd hoped, but he would settle 
for what he could.  When he looked at Lyssa, he saw one of her locks undone, and the 
other was wiggling as if someone were working it.  He shifted his gaze into the nether 
world and looked upon the blonde Lady Protector, Alaina.  She was frantically trying 
to pick the lock while invisible.  He grinned maniacally and reached out with his hand 
toward her heart.  But before he could summon her heart to his hand, a broadsword 
appeared and lanced out to his arm, neatly chopping it off.  Strome stood beside him, 
his invisibility dispelled.
      A growl from the abyss resounded through the cavern as the palace servant's body 
inflated to three times its size.  Lumps and nodes bulged out and promptly burst as 
limbs and body sprouted from the shredded skin, showering Strome and the women behind 
him in chunks of red gore.
      Lyssa, almost free from the shackles, recognized the demon growing before them.
      Revealed in his true form was the Demonlord Tr'istall'lik.  Standing a good 
twelve feet tall, this lord sported a humanoid body with two legs, four arms and two 
great dragon-like wings.    Two arms were human sized, long fingered and nimble for 
spell casting.  One arm was giant sized with massive rippling muscles, the other also 
quite large, but ending in a giant pincer.  Red and scaly skin for armor, and a 
grotesque humanoid head, its mouth was lined with fangs dripping with a green liquid 
which sizzled and burned the ground it fell upon.
      Behind Strome, Alaina screamed in fear, that piercing shrill that only women 
seemed capable of creating.  As the beast reared over him, Strome only raised an 
eyebrow.  The stoic woodsman swivelled the straw in his mouth, tipped his boonie hat 
non-chalantly and brought his broadsword into two hands.  He casually added over his 
shoulder, "Alaina.  Be quick."
      Strome's calm voice gave Alaina the measure of strength necessary to finish her 
job.  As he set his fighting stance and paced back and forth, the beast called out to 
its slaves.
      It's voice, deeper, but much more sinister than Khazakh's, rumbled across the 
cavern.  "Slaves.  Kill them."
      Upon the ledge above, the three Lord Protectors heard a resounding clatter, a 
noise generated by the Aruaki families who picked up digging tools and now walked out 
of their cave rooms straight towards them.  Rolling up to their feet from the demons' 
detonations, the warriors took up fighting stances.  Rin Tin Tin looked ready to 
spring forward.
      "Don't kill them!" Belana called to him. "They're just farmers.  They've been 
charmed."
      Rin, about to run one through, held back.  "What do you suggest then?"
      Torin backed away from the people, "I'll go help the others if you two think you 
can hold them back."
      Belana tested her good arm and glanced at Rin and nodded.  Rin nodded back.  "Go 
Torin."  Belana said. "The two of us can hold them on the ramp."
      Torin charged off down the ramp, rifling through his gear to pull out another 
powder bomb, as the resounding ring of metal clashed behind him.

      Big and slow, the demonlord found it difficult to hit the well trained woodsman. 
  But it's magic was much swifter.  Bolts of acid lanced out at Strome who was hit in 
the arm and leg.  The rangers arm was burned to the bone on his bicep and was now 
hanging useless at his side!  The other bolt clipped his leg and he was now limping, 
his sword held loosely in one arm, as Strome's face twisted in pain, but not a word 
escaped his lips.
      Seeing the woodsman fighting the agonizing pain, the demonlord took the opening. 
  His huge pincer lanced out to grab the ranger.  Ducking under the blow, Strome 
ignored his pain and rolled up inside of the creatures reach, taking two swift cuts 
with his sword.  Both seemed ineffective against the creature whose wounds instantly 
healed up.  Realizing he still needed magic to harm this beast, the ranger decided to 
act as he did before.
      Strome twisted to the left out of harms way as the gargantuan fist thundered in 
and cracked the ground he stood on.  He focused all his energy into a backhand chop 
and dismembered one of the small arms which had begun to cast again.  The Demonlord 
Tr'istal'lik howled and lashed out in a wide arc with its giant arm.  Strome attempted 
to deflect the blow and use its energy to roll out from under the creature, but his 
leg failed him and he tripped over the demon's foot.
      The pincer lanced in and grabbed Strome by the waist, hoisting him to the 
dripping maw of the demonlord.  Strome struggled little, saving his energy for another 
blow.  Two fangs, dripping with acid, pierced his chest.  This time, the stoic yelled, 
but he unleashed his agony in a fierce backhand slice, hacking through the fangs.  He 
reversed his attack and whirled it over into a blunt stab, right into it's eye!  The 
last thing the woodsman felt before slipping into unconsciousness was the impact of 
the ground as he fell from the demon's grip.

      Torin dashed into the shield of protection with Khazakh, Ms. Calfskin and Adie, 
to avoid the magical assaults of the three remaining demons.  Having little to do, 
Khazakh and Ms. Calfskin welcomed the opportunity to throw flaming oil and grenades at 
the demons.  The demons quickly flew out of harms reach and continued raining spells 
upon Adie's shield.  The flame haired manager continued to hold the burning metal 
despite her great pain.  She was on her knees, grasping her other wrist for as much 
control as possible.  She refused to drop it.
      Then suddenly, the spells stopped raining down.  The three LP's glanced around 
hurriedly and found why.  The slaves had started coming down the other ramp as well 
and were closing in on their position.  Torin saw Belana and Rin running down to their 
position to join them.  The demons briefly turned their magical assault upon the two 
warriors as they ran to the circle.  They were singed when they entered, but the 
demons only had the opportunity to hurl a few globes of fire.
      The warriors turned to fending off the Aruaki.  Khazakh, realizing how 
ineffective his spear would be, decided to relieve himself of the weapon.

      Alaina finished freeing Lyssa and dashed over to protect Strome's limb, broken 
body.  She took up her fighting stance as the demon yanked out the broadsword from its 
eye and flung it aside.  The demon looked over at Lyssa, his one good eye widening. 
As he stepped up to Alaina to finish the job with a quick bite, a searing pain lanced 
through his head.  Khazakh's throw was brilliant, almost knocking the demonlord 
completely over.  Alaina did not hesitate and leaped forward, slashing at it's other 
small hand and disabling it.  She also stabbed it in it's wounded, but healing, eye 
for good measure.  The demonlord, seeming to become frantic and did waste its time 
with the little woman before him.  Tr'istal'lik feigned an attack with his pincer and 
hauled back with his huge fist.
      Lyssa crawled off the altar as Alaina hurled past her from the impact of the 
demon's huge fist.  She looked over to Alaina worriedly, who did not move.  Lyssa 
Steelwing turned back to the demonlord, who was snapping the spear off and extracting 
it from his head.  Her eye's narrowed in hatred as she quickly decided the fate of 
this beast.
      Lyssa Steelwing, free of the enchanted chains, began to change form.  Her neck 
elongated as did her arms and legs.  A tail grew out from behind her as two wings also 
sprouted from her back.  Her tattered dress melded into her body which also bulged out 
as muscles grew and enlarged.  Claws sprouted from her massive hands and feet as steel 
colored scales rippled across her body.
      The muscled form of Tr'istal'lik turned to slay his sacrifice, but found his 
sight rising, following the sleek lines of a serpentine neck ending in the head of a 
dragon.  He snarled a challenge at this new foe twice his size, and stepped forward 
confidently.
      Lyssa's lip curled up over a gleaming tooth, a rumbling throaty growl escaping 
past her teeth.  Before her foe made the first move, she danced to the side and 
whipped her tail about with impossible speed for such a huge creature.
      Tr'istal'lik found his legs swept out from under him as he crashed onto his 
back.  When he looked up, the gaping maw of razor teeth was boring down on his head. 
He reached out with his pincer arm and grabbed her neck, halting that deadly bite a 
scant foot from his head, jaws snapping.  As he hauled back his giant arm for a 
crushing blow to her head, two massive claws gripped it, and in one mighty pull, 
ripped it off of his body.  Reeling from the pain, he dared not lose his grip on her 
neck.  But when he recovered, she had pinned him to the floor with a massive paw. 
With little options, the demonlord leaned forward and bit Lyssa's snout.  Thought his 
fangs were gone and could not pierce her skin, the acid dripping from his maw burned 
her severly.
      Lyssa shrieked in pain.  With her free hand, she grasped the pincer arm and 
unleashed a mighty tug of her neck while simultaneously pulling with her claw.  The 
result was his last arm being torn from his body, with which she began to bludgeon his 
head.  Having stunned him from the head beating, Lyssa stepped back and drew sucked in 
a deep breath.
      Tr'istal'lik's last sight was the searing blast of dragon fire as his body was 
incinerated into black ashes.

      The Lord Protectors formed a circle about Adie to protect her from the blows of 
the Aruaki who could disrupt her concentration.  A flurry of melee erupted about them 
as they disarmed and sapped the people one by one.  The LP's stumbled about on their 
unconscious bodies in their attempts to keep the others at bay.
      A couple of minutes later though, the people suddenly all reeled back and shook 
their heads in confusion.  They stopped attacking.  The Lord Protectors looked around 
in confusion as well, only to be stunned by the sight they saw.

      Finishing her breath attack, Lyssa looked up to see three demon's remaining, all 
of which began launching globes of fire and bolts of lightning.  The magic rolled off 
her harmlessly as it did all dragons.  Taking in another breath, she proceeded to burn 
the other demons.
      When silence finally fell upon the cavern, Adie dropped the burning metal to the 
ground and canceled her spell.  She proceeded to bandage her hand.  When finished she 
too had to stop and marvel at their friend who had hidden her true identity from 
everyone for years.
      Lyssa polymorphed back into the shape of a human.  Her only mark from her 
ordeal, a small burn on the tip of her nose.  She could only smile and shrug 
apologetically at the stares from her friends.
                                *          *          *
      Adie hurried all her friends and Lord Protectors to the Isle to recoup and heal, 
but not before King Mickeal had decreed that she and the others join him to honor 
their effort after they recovered from the ordeal.  Strome had died that day, but as 
all Lord Protectors, he was resurrected by the Lady Greywand.  From what Adie learned 
of Lyssa and the others, she was worried what might happen if their group met the Lady 
of the Isle.  But nothing came of it.  Alaina also was seriously injured in addition 
to Belana's arm broken.  But her other friends and warriors had come out with only a 
few cuts and bruises.
      Adie considered themselves lucky.  Had this greater demon Tr'istal'lik opened 
his gate, not only would the palace have been overrun with demons, but also the 
entirety of Aruak City.  Possibly even Seam and Solven.  Whether or not further 
investigation by the King revealed that Lady Greywand was behind this, the manager 
could not help but worry about who could and would wield such evil agents and methods. 
  Mistress of the Isle or not, there was someone out there willing to, and powerful 
enough, to destroy a whole city for unknown reasons.

spotlight for dm 11
      whatever went into ardivent last time, I think maybe sixteen?

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Hello Aruak City!<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>As usual when Onewolf takes the Throne I am forced to write
a column for him as he is not bright enough to write yet.&nbsp; That will come
later perhaps when he is stat training in ADM.&nbsp; For now he does not have the
wit to use a short sword correctly, so I&#8217;ll handle this.&nbsp;
Unfortunately, I just spent all the time I had reading Soultaker&#8217;s
amusing personal ads directed at me and replying.&nbsp; I&#8217;ll have to keep
this brief.&nbsp; &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Playing the Andorian Way is a bit new to me as most of you
are aware.&nbsp; I do not think I have had a Duelmaster since deciding to
follow that path here in Andorak.&nbsp; I actually did not know what the protocol
was for an &#8220;honorable&#8221; challenge in your eyes when everyone in the arena
is ranked below you?&nbsp; Any chance we could just be logical and say that if
you are a Challenger Champion, you are free game?&nbsp; In fact, it seems to me
that as our choices get limited in the Challenger Champions we should not worry
about recognition points anymore and just agree that as long as you challenge
within that class you are good to go.&nbsp; This would go for Challenger Champs
and Duelmasters a like.&nbsp; Let&#8217;s toss out the notion of up or down
challenging once we cross into the CCs.&nbsp; What say you all?<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face=Arial><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
font-family:Arial'>Doc Steele, you friendly neighborhood Delarquan<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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duelmasters column dm 11

Hello Aruak City!

As usual when Onewolf takes the Throne I am forced to write a column for him
as he is not bright enough to write yet.  That will come later perhaps when
he is stat training in ADM.  For now he does not have the wit to use a short
sword correctly, so Ill handle this.  Unfortunately, I just spent all the
time I had reading Soultakers amusing personal ads directed at me and
replying.  Ill have to keep this brief.   

Playing the Andorian Way is a bit new to me as most of you are aware.  I do
not think I have had a Duelmaster since deciding to follow that path here in
Andorak.  I actually did not know what the protocol was for an honorable
challenge in your eyes when everyone in the arena is ranked below you?  Any
chance we could just be logical and say that if you are a Challenger
Champion, you are free game?  In fact, it seems to me that as our choices
get limited in the Challenger Champions we should not worry about
recognition points anymore and just agree that as long as you challenge
within that class you are good to go.  This would go for Challenger Champs
and Duelmasters a like.  Lets toss out the notion of up or down challenging
once we cross into the CCs.  What say you all?

Doc Steele, you friendly neighborhood Delarquan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ARUAK CITY.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  BULLDOGS?  Who?  
TUFT TUGGERS is the top team these days, buddies!  SCARLET KNIGHTS II after a sorry 
0-2-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't 
fight no more' blues!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't 
ask)  Cause for celebration, according to TUFT TUGGERS.  IMMORTALS posted a nice 
gain, to come in 4th.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for SAFFRON SKUNK, 
who pummelled BARRICADE, to pocket 22 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, SAFFRON SKUNK was winsome, after beating BARRICADE and seeing him lose 15 
points.  ONEWOLF found out being ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, 
receiving 5 challenges!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as MAGENTA 
MAGGOT faced ARUAK CITY's Duelmaster.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by MAGENTA MAGGOT, of ANIMAL FARM, who despite a 13-11-0 couldn't 
overcome ARUAK CITY's Number 1.  Word has it one team in ARUAK CITY is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are ARUAK CITY's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in ARUAK CITY avoid BULLDOGS.  
The warriors of BULLDOGS found their efforts at combat frustrated as TUFT TUGGERS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im 
brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 'im sassy!  ARVIN LARN will face GOLDEN GLOW, up by 
29.  Aaaah, just call 'im dead meat.  It's not whether you win or lose, but how many 
points you get (6).  Right, ARVIN LARN?  HORSEFLY found himself challenged by a 
warrior 19 below:  MAXIM SOREL.  MAXIM SOREL of ORDO HERETICUS kept his wits as he 
defeated HORSEFLY.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Citizens of ARUAK CITY, be sure to settle your debts with SPECIAL! of MANIACAL 
TUFTS.  He's relocating to the Dark Arena and has other things on his mind!  The 
manager at MANIACAL TUFTS must have some new strategy for sending SPECIAL!, a warrior 
with 15-5-2, to the Dark Arena.  Watch this space!  Admittedly Death waits for no 
one, but me thinks AUTOMATON of MANIACAL TUFTS (6-3-0) is being sent off a little 
prematurely.  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you 
have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ARUAK CITY, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Bulldog Inn.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 25   3  0   139       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRACULA 6319                 11   5  0   121       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 LORD BENNETT 4974            20   5  0   115       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-LORD KRONOS 6111             13   9  1   115       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-VIOLET VULTURE 6612          18   4  0   113       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 DONALD DUNSEN 6787           17   6  1   111       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     14   6  1   111       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 ZYN'KYR 6579                 12   2  1   108       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 ROMMEL 6621                   9   9  0   107       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627          13  11  0   104       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 AIRK ARCSTONE 6778           12   8  2   102       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 FARSHOT 6713                  9   6  0    92       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803             16   7  0    91       COLORIFIC (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700              15  20  0    90       ELFQUEST (515)
 JACKHAMMER 6613              11   6  4    89       NEVERWAKE (508)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       22   8  0    87       BULLDOGS (157)
 DAWNING DANIKA 6866           9   3  0    86       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 15  20  2    81       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 FLEA BAG 6804                18   8  0    79       BULLDOGS (157)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              11  33  0    78       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 MR. B. 6249                   7   3  0    78       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 YOUSEFF 6906                  9  11  0    76       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
-MARGARET ALTON 6887           9   6  0    74       DARKOVER II (592)
-SMUSH 6916                    5   0  0    74       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             17  18  1    72       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 BLUE SMASH 6553              11  11  1    70       IMMORTALS (85)
 SARAYA STEEL 6545            11  12  0    69       IMMORTALS (85)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022        12  14  1    67       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 TOBIUS 6905                  12   8  0    67       ORDO HERETICUS (593)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARVIN LARN 6904              10   8  1    66       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          11  14  1    65       IMMORTALS (85)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           14  21  0    63       ELFQUEST (515)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            14  21  0    63       ELFQUEST (515)
-HONOR 6880                    8   5  0    57       DARKOVER II (592)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTON 6619                   9   9  0    55       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            5   1  0    55       ANIMAL FARM (510)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           3   0  0    55       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  8  27  2    53       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 SLEDGE 6917                   5   3  1    52       NEVERWAKE (508)
 JOHNNY ASH 6912               5   2  0    49       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 PONY 6820                    11  13  0    48       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DOMINGO 6313                 10   3  0    48       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           5   4  0    45       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 BARRICADE 6819                8   1  0    38       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 LON BRADDOCK 6617             7   9  1    35       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THRISS 6883                   4  10  0    32       DARKOVER II (592)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872       8   4  0    28       BULLDOGS (157)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 6  10  0    28       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 MAXIM SOREL 6921              4   4  0    28       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
 AMBUSH 6870                   2   2  0    26       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         2   0  0    25       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              6   5  0    24       COLORIFIC (511)
 BARK 6915                     5   3  0    24       BULLDOGS (157)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUSTIG BROKLAW 6929           1   4  0    23       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               1   0  0    20       COLORIFIC (511)
 DAYLE GLASSJAW 6698           2   1  0    19       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 SELIA STORM 6953              2   0  1    18       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JON FLUTE 6922                3   6  0    17       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BENJAMIN 6878                 2   9  1    16       DARKOVER II (592)
-PORTLAND PORKY 6952           1   0  0    16       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
 YAMAMATO 6701                 2   2  0    12       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           3   2  0    11       IMMORTALS (85)
-THE MUMMY 6316                1   1  0    11       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 MACARTHUR 6763                3   1  0    10       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 PINK EYE 6911                 2   3  1    10       COLORIFIC (511)
-GRAVETWIST 5253               1   0  0    10       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
 SLAG 6947                     1   1  0     9       NEVERWAKE (508)
-FRESNO FATS 6949              1   0  0     8       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
-CALLISTA ALTON 6937           1   3  0     7       DARKOVER II (592)
 LEATHER HIDE 6914             0   6  0     6       BULLDOGS (157)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-TULSA TUBBY 6950              0   1  0     5       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
 BLACK EYE 6946                1   1  0     4       COLORIFIC (511)
 STRIKE 6943                   0   2  0     2       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 SAMANTHA 6724                 0   1  0     1       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-CHICAGO CHUNKY 6951           0   1  0     1       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
-CHARLOTTE CHUBS 6948          0   1  0     1       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS CONCUBIN 483  0  1 0   1                   ZYN'KYR 6579          569 NONE    
SPECIAL! 6526         15  6 2 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    WURM KIN 495          569 NONE    
AUTOMATON 6756         6  4 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    BANDIT PRINCE 493     569 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Onewolf, salute! Duelmaster. It has been quite the while. DMs drink free at
The bulldog Inn.
     Kennelworth, Proprietor

Kaelen, tsk, tsk. We are almost always avoiding you. We, I our old age, have
so little tuft to offer.
     Kennelworth

Soultaker? Soultaker! My my, so long ago it seems? How is your pony tail
doing, Sir? Be careful with Doc's whiskey, by the way. It would seem that
sarsaparilla would seem more befitting of one of your type. (wink) By the
way, welcome to Aruak City, The Heart & Soul Of Andoria. May your stay be
long and prosperous.
     Kennelworth

Lord X, WELCOME back! And good luck to you.
     Kennelworth

Dracula, well done. You sank your teeth into that one.
     Man's Best Friend

Dirk, I really know how to challenge them, don't you think?
     Flea Bag

Thriss, yu takem peace pipe. Yu bad!
     Chief Sitting Bull (sitting in the loser's position on the arena sands)

Jon Flute, bark, bark.
     Bark

Fresno Fats, are you and Soultaker picking on The Bulldog's most famous
loser?
     Leather Hide (wishing it were plate)

Blimey! Neverwake Champeen!
     Mino (sending an ale Onewolf's way)

Farshot, yes life is difficult for us "in over their heads types" in these
upper ranks. I wonder who will die first?
     Magenta Maggot

Fiona, surely you jest? It is hard to get Mino to commit to anything -
especially a female!
     The Animal Farm Publicity Agent

Jackhammer, hey, thanks for the challenge and win! Doc seems to be being
quite helpful to us "critters" of late. Mino sends his thanks.
     Magenta Maggot

Yamamato, something smelled in that one, and for a change it wasn't me!
     Saffron Skunk

Rommel, just for you and your boss! (wink)
     Tangerine Toad - retired

Golden Glow beats Youseff. Black Eye pounds Slag black and blue! And YOU
lose to Lustig, Pink Eye? What a Bimbo!
     Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

personal ads 11 

Charlotte Chubs--How ironic we should match up.  You bear the name of my manager\'s hometown.--Gravetwist

All--Just stopping in for some timing fights.--Master Darque, mngr. of Ethereal Angels
Onewolf -- Looks like Mr. Steele called in a bit of extra muscle.  Nice 
showing upon your return, taking the throne.  Congratulations. -- Kaelen, 
for Tuft Tuggers

Tangerine Toad -- You were a very fine warrior, well fought and 
congratulations.  Mino will miss your contributions. -- Kaelen

Mino -- Nice 3 turn record! -- Kaelen

Scribe & Kennelworth -- Maybe Fandil and Adie could use a bit of close in 
protection, Violet might do well. -- Kaelen, for Tankesh

Farshot -- Just think, from the records I've perused, we've had times when 
several of our warriors were ranked way too high because of only 
up-challenging and avoiding those below.  Talk about a tough challenge!  
At least you have a bit of an advantage in a manner, Aruak has always been 
full of warriors your style can take advantage of. -- Airk, for Tuft 
Tuggers
ps. Nice moves out there, well fought.

Soultaker -- A sighting?  Here?  Of you?  In Aruak?  Good to have you.  
Somehow I sense that you run Chunk-n-Dales.  That name seems your style. 
-- Kaelen, for Tankesh
ps. I don't know what fruit shop you walked into outside of town (you 
mentioned 'hamlet', Aruak is the biggest city in Alastari), but you'll 
find your real liquor at the Bulldog Inn.  Adie and Kennelworth keep 
almost anything you can imagine on stock.  Mostly typical beer, ale, and 
mead, but hard liquor is highly available, and the mixed drinks you seemed 
to highlight with delight.  You'll find the exotic too.  Perhaps some 
sake?

Scribe -- We're now sending our spots to the 'other' scribe who posts them 
directly.  No more HAL being crushed by our oversized spots. -- Tuft 
Tuggers

Lord Xiang -- Tankesh would have given you a hearty welcome upon your 
return, so I give you the same respect.  Welcome back, we hope you can 
stay. -- Kaelen, for Tuft Tuggers

Arvin Larn -- Not bad for a newbie, eh?  Yeah, I'm talking about me.  Sure 
I lost, but who gained the most?  <huge grin> -- Johnny

Koro Cloud -- Kind of one sided, you should try taking a few more shots at 
your opponents. -- Kaelen

Khalhums Dwarf -- I beat the Frawd!  Looc!  Now I'm even more ralupop! -- 
Donald

Delia's Gone -- I'm really liking that weapon! -- Danika

Tobius -- I was quite angry with the Arenamaster when these pathetic
'weapons' I am supposed to wield in this ignoble sport BOTH broke and
he would not let me quit the fight.  You will be spared my verbal wrath
for I now have unfinished business with that pathetic dog... -- Fiona

Saraya Steel -- <looks pissed> I missed my final chance... I will have to 
gather another life at the Dark Arena... -- Special!

Pony -- I think my golem has finished it's usefullness. -- Fiona for 
Automaton

Margaret Alton -- Sneaky, slipping your challenge in on the off-chance 
that I would run.  But you failed to recognize my superior skill.  
Obviously I had nothing to learn from you... -- Zyn'kyr

Violet Vulture -- You did very well to break both scimitars, I salute your
victory.  I'll be looking for a rematch; Doc was none too pleased about this
particular beating. -- Farshot

Fiona -- Luck is a fickle mistress.  This last fight I broke both weapons
and punched myself out against a Consortium warrior! -- Jackhammer

Soultaker -- I had forgotten how much my Andorian friends love to celebrate
one of my loses.  Feels almost like old times.  Every once and a while a
blind squirrel finds a nut, and every once in a while a TP Scum breaks all
an Aimed Blows weapons and wins the fight.  I'll grant you that swallowing
this improbable loss has been difficult considering my historical troubles
against the Consortium in this arena.  Lucky for me I have old friends like
you to form a bad loss support group for me.  Are you running here now?
Which team is yours? -- Doc Steele

Soultaker -- You breeze through town, kick me when I am down, and drink my
single malt scotch at the bar!?!  Please tell me you are running a team
here! -- Doc Steele

personals for dm 11

Automaton -- Huh, I didn't know "maniacal" was the same as 
"mechanical."  And you're not at all tufty.  I was disappointed.  Not 
a whisker, not a hair.  Heck. -- Pony

Kaelen Thunderheart -- I still think you should get that 
checked.  Nobody's heart is supposed to beat like that.  Although 
I've heard Dark Root will do it to you. -- Koro Cloud

Benjamin -- Ah, you're a tall one.  But you know what they say, the 
taller they are, the thinner the air around the head. -- Horsefly

Bark -- (sigh)  Bite, bite, bite.  I don't need this. -- Jon Flute

What's the deal with this "Persistent Beggar" type?  He couldn't 
fight, he couldn't cheat, and he WHINED the whole time. -- Selia Storm

Our congratulations to Special! -- Leeta and Krill Cavalry

Brown Nose -- Well, no, but I bet you could teach me a thing or two 
about creative bookkeeping. -- an Embezzling Scribe

Wheat Wildebeast -- You were inhospitable. -- Daff Kurlo, Tourist from Mordant

personal ads dm 11

Jonny Ash -- I hereby hand the title of "The Bruised" over to 
you.  Good scrap there. -- Arvin "formerly the Bruised" Larn

Golden Glow -- This will be continued. -- Youseff
PS -- Only two shots to the head...you're slipping.

Pink Eye -- You can only hid for so long. -- Lustig
PS -- Pain is but one of many paths through which you will 
journey thrrough.  Ask and I will make yours a short one.

Fiona -- Mi'lady <bows> thanks for the learns and for the 
reasonably clean fight. -- Tobius
PS -- Many thanks for the aspirin your runner brought over 
afterwards.

Sledge -- Perhapy you are not familiar with the traditions 
established here in Aruak City.  Control your thirst for blood 
unless you wish to bathe in your own. -- Maxim
PS -- After all no one wants to be in the same boat with Purple 
People Eater's stable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPECIAL! was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AUTOMATON was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
JACKHAMMER was savagely defeated by ROMMEL in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
MAGENTA MAGGOT was luckily beaten by ONEWOLF in a 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
AIRK ARCSTONE vanquished JUMPIN' in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FLEA BAG luckily beat YOUSEFF in a popular 6 minute gruesome master's Challenge brawl.
FARSHOT vanquished TOBIUS in a action packed 3 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ARVIN LARN was savagely defeated by GOLDEN GLOW in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
SLEDGE defeated ONE-EYE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
LUSTIG BROKLAW was overpowered by JOHNNY ASH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MAXIM SOREL bested HORSEFLY in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SLAG bested LEATHER HIDE in a 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
ZYN'KYR butchered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DRACULA handily defeated WOLFBROTHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LORD BENNETT defeated TWO-S0PEAR in a action packed 3 minute expert's struggle.
DONALD DUNSEN overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KAELEN THUNDERHEART overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND outlasted MR. B. in a crowd pleasing 7 minute veteran's match.
FIONA STARMANTLE was bested by KORO CLOUD in a action packed 5 minute veteran's bout.
DAWNING DANIKA demolished PATTON in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BLUE SMASH vanquished PONY in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
DELIA'S GONE was savagely defeated by SARAYA STEEL in a 5 minute veteran's match.
DIRK DARKBLADE beat PEE-WEE HERMAN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
WALK THE LINE defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
DOMINGO outwaited BARK in a crowd boring 13 minute bout.
BARRICADE was viciously subdued by SAFFRON SKUNK in a action packed 5 minute bout.
LON BRADDOCK handily defeated YAMAMATO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHIEF SITTING BULL luckily beat JON FLUTE in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
AMBUSH overpowered BLACK EYE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MACARTHUR was savagely defeated by WHEAT WILDEBEAST in a 5 minute novice's fight.
PINK EYE was handily defeated by DAYLE GLASSJAW in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JOE THE SPLICE won victory over STRIKE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
SELIA STORM subdued SAMANTHA in a exciting 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -   4 -  2      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         AIMED BLOW        25 -  16 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  28 -  5      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  43 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  68 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  31 -  0      26  |

Turn 569 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       3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               25   3  0  139 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACULA 6319               11   5  0  121 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
PARRY-STRIKE     DONALD DUNSEN 6787         17   6  1  111 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777   14   6  1  111 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627        13  11  0  104 ANIMAL FARM (510)
AIMED BLOW       FARSHOT 6713                9   6  0   92 NEVERWAKE (508)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN GLOW 6803           16   7  0   91 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TWO-S0PEAR 6700.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SARAYA STEEL 6545.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAFFRON SKUNK 6910, 
JON FLUTE 6922, MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627, TWO-S0PEAR 6700, ROMMEL 6621, ARVIN LARN 6904, 
KORO CLOUD 6618, WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942, YOUSEFF 6906, and FARSHOT 6713.

The least popular fighter this week was DOMINGO 6313.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BARK 6915, BARRICADE 6819, MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694, FLEA BAG 6804, PINK 
EYE 6911, MACARTHUR 6763, BLACK EYE 6946, YAMAMATO 6701, DELIA'S GONE 6707, and PONY 
6820.

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

SPECIAL! (11-6526) MANIACAL TUFTS (431)