Date   : 07/06/2007    Duedate: 07/19/2007


DM-11    TURN-571

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6694) [24-8-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZYN'KYR                        BLACK LION
MANIACAL TUFTS (431)           VOLTRON (589)
(11-6579) [14-2-1,134]         (11-6839) [3-3-2,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONALD DUNSEN                  ROMMEL
TUFT TUGGERS (305)             LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
(11-6787) [18-7-1,97]          (11-6621) [10-10-0,102]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEVERWAKE (508)             43
2. VOLTRON (589)               42      COLORIFIC (511)
3. IMMORTALS (85)              33      Unchartered Team
4. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          24
5. MANIACAL TUFTS (431)        23      VOLTRON (589)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          312 169 12 64.9   1/ 1 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       11  3 0
 2/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1050 614 35 63.1   2/ 3 NEVERWAKE (508)           9  3 1
 3/ 4 MANIC MARVELS (456)       99  62  2 61.5   3/ 5 IMMORTALS (85)            9  6 0
 4- 5 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    13   9  0 59.1   4/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            8  6 1
 5/ 7 BULLDOGS (157)           933 709 29 56.8   5/ 9 MANIC MARVELS (456)       8  7 0
 6/ 0*VOLTRON (589)             17  13  2 56.7   6/ 4 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 1
 7/ 6 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)     125  96  6 56.6   7/ 6 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     6  9 0
 8/ 8 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        87  73  7 54.4   8/ 8 COLORIFIC (511)           5  4 0
 9/ 9 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       735 686 25 51.7   9/ 0*VOLTRON (589)             4  1 1
10-11 ORDO HERETICUS (593)      49  49  2 50.0  10/ 7 ANIMAL FARM (510)         4  3 1
11-12*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      1   1  0 50.0  11/10 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      4  7 1
12/13 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 170 176  8 49.1  12/13 MILITANT LEGION (586)     3  4 0
13/10 LETHAL HERITAGE (570)     42  44  0 48.8  13/14 ELFQUEST (515)            3  5 0
14/14 MILITANT LEGION (586)     27  29  3 48.2  14/15 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  1 0
15/15 IMMORTALS (85)           845 936 65 47.4  15-11*CHUNK-N-DALES (595)       2  3 0
16/16 ELFQUEST (515)           276 323 12 46.1  16-16 UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    1  1 0
17/18 NEVERWAKE (508)          109 139 15 44.0  17/21 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     1  2 0
18/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    319 414 17 43.5  18-12 ORDO HERETICUS (593)      1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*CHUNK-N-DALES (595)        4   6  0 40.0  19/20 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  0  6 0
20/21 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      315 568  8 35.7  20-19*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     0  1 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[ Shadows of Aruak #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City:

     Tankesh cracked his neck.  It was a bit stiff after a long night laid out upon a
slab of rock, not to mention the bump on his head.  But, he was still alive, always a
good thing for adventurers, and he had a new mission.  The sun was going to be up
soon, and he wanted to disappear quick.  He had a lot of questions about who was
putting him up to this task, but they didn't have quick answers.  Besides, he was
tired of watching Aruak slowly descend into chaos under the polluting taint of blood
magic.  He may be Adie's team manager, but there was more to being a 'right hand man'
than running a team.  Besides, they were good enough now to run themselves.
     Breezing by the Bulldog Inn, he could see there was a party going on.  Or at
least, the tail end of an all-nighter.  He stopped to look at the recent arena
newsletter posted outside the door.  "Damn, looks like I was only holding my team
back."  He stepped away and then spotted the Lirith Kai style red 'dress' woven with
gold dragons that he'd missed for so long.  "Is that Lord Xiang?  That explains the
party."  He wanted to much to stop and greet him, perhaps have a drink... Tankesh was
normally kind of flaky, but when he was serious about the things that mattered, he
was a whole different person.  Many enemies had learned that the hard way.  He melted
away into the morning shadows, mission on his mind.
     Slipping into the Tuft Tuggers guild house, he gathered his gear, and his long
unused disguises, then made for the arena.  It was a mess when he got there.  The
night fights were brutal, no longer the mandated release and fake 'death' that had
once been decreed for Andorian arenas.  It had been too cruel to kill people for not
being skilled warriors, and the Dark Arena was merely a retirement tool.  But not
now.  Tankesh took some time in a dark alley to put on his disguise.  Andoria was in
a period of relative chaos, with the Arcanum fairly unstable, blood magic seeping
through the arena systems, and long dead foes reborn to wreck havoc across the lands.
King Mickeal was hard pressed.  It was about time he took up arms and did something.
He went to find the registrar... but no one was there.  Tankesh's brow furrowed.
Something was amiss...

Aruak, earlier that evening:

     As always the eroded fissures beneath Seam and Aruak were the preferred
'residence' of Fiona and her allies.  Not that she preferred spending any time there.
The heat and humidity were too much, and she was glad to leave.  Caves were so
unrefined.  She navigated through the hidden entrance into the warehouse they rented
as their daylight staging area.  Exiting into the cool night air, she took a deep
breath and savored the night and it's shadows.  Clouds dappled the sky and the stars
were bright.  She wasn't looking forward to tonight.  Her 'team', buried in the
rosters at the arena (that wasn't cheap), scheduled all it's fights in the evening.
Some of her allies were a bit shy of sunlight.  But tonight was her night to fight,
and ohhhh she so distained being a 'gladiator'.  Her mind spit out the word.  So
crude, using a sword.  But she had too.  Luckily most of the idiots she fought didn't
inflict any real wounds on her.  It wouldn't do to have her nimble fingers mangled,
incapable of weaving the strands of shadow she so favored in magic.
     She made her way to the arena to get ready for her fight.  Surprisingly,
Windchaser, a LONG time warrior from Leeta's team, intercepted her.
     "Good evening m'lady."
     "Hello," the elf maiden replied with a hint of interest.
     "You said once perhaps we could, meet sometime."  He showed surprising courage 
for a male in the manner of his confidence and boldness Fiona thought, raising an
eyebrow in surprise herself.  Most men were quivering masses when they asked for her
     "Yes, yes I did," she smiled.  His approach was unexpected.  She eyed him
curiously, having never put to much time in observing him in the arena.  Windchaser
was Aruaki, and he had not been afflicted by the blood lust and magical taint
afflicting the city... yet.  He could come in useful she thought.  Fiona smiled with
no small manner of coersion and made her plans.  "I am about to," she rolled her eyes
slightly, "fight.  But I think we can arrange another meeting..."

     Fiona finished arming and armoring up, all the while thinking of how best to put
Windchaser to use.  She stepped onto the sands.  Her opponent was Tobius.  That was a
preferable fight in her might, and she thought perhaps she could actually win that
one, given enough time.  The duel went as planned.  She pleasantly, though
disdainfully, began picking him apart slowly, and as many of his style, he didn't
swing back.  And then, both her swords broke.  She shook her head disbelievingly and
held out her hands in an "isn't that great, I guess I'm done" gesture.  Fiona looked
at the arenamaster, expecting him to end the fight.  But he did nothing.
     "I'm done, I surrender," she called at him.  There was no way she was going to
'punch' her way out of this.  Her hands were prized to her as a sorceress.
     "Continue!" he called back.  Fiona verbally spared briefly, insisting she was
giving up, but he refused.  She knew she had to fight, she would not be let out of
the arena.  Returning to her opponent, she painfully and very poorly flailed a few
punches.  She'd never learned to hit anybody in her life, ever!  When the fight
ended, with her bloody hands wounded by sharp hard armor and shields, she seethed
with unrivaled anger.  One glance at the arenamaster and anybody standing near her
who caught the look knew her intent.
     The Arenamaster would be dead by the end of the night....

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Aruak City:

     Kennelworth said that everyone going into the arena was watched these days,
counted, identified, and he thought checked magically.  Anyone who practiced magic
was identified as such and barred from entry.  Or most anyone; he figured the ones
that were allowed in had come to some kind of understanding with Khaldren.  Maybe not
allies, but sworn not enemies, at least.
     But there was more than one entrance to the arena, even more than one obscure
entrance.  Adie knew that, and she was still surprised at the one Kennelworth found
for them.  The innkeeper had connections in unexpected places.  They were in a wine
merchant's cellar, their presence apparently known only to the mountainous Shew who
moved barrels around.
     He moved one now, lifting it off a stand and rolling it to one side.  There was
nothing behind it but the wall of the cellar, made of old bricks.  Beams framed
panels of bricks and supported the ceiling.  The Shew stood next to one of the posts,
face to the wall, and did something that nobody could quite see.  One section of
bricks pivoted on its center and opened a narrow passage on either side.  "You go in
on this side," he said, pointing to the one on the right where they would be walking
beside the outer face of the bricks.  "If you were coming back this way, you'd go on
the other.  But you aren't.  I daren't leave it open that long, and I've got other
stuff to do, so when you're through, I'm going to close it and put the barrel back.
You have to find your own way out."
     "Getting out should be easier," Fandil said.  "People leaving the arena aren't
watched as closely as those coming in, after all, they've already paid, so who
     Adie nodded.  Getting out was not a problem for present worry.  With a little
luck, there would be nobody watching by the time they were ready to leave.  "Where
does this take us?" she asked, gesturing at the doorway.
     "Dark Arena level, behind the armory."
     "Okay.  We're going in now.  Close it behind us.  And thanks."
     The Shew looked down at her.  "Something's bad wrong," he said.  "Fix it."
                         ***     *****   ***   *****     ***
     Although the Aruak City arena didn't have the financial problems of some, which
forced them to rent out space to all manner of productions when the gladiators
weren't dueling, it was generally quiet between fight days.  But not this quiet.  It
was like a tomb, and this was the night before the fights.  There should be people at
work, checking weapons, training, preparing the Infirmary for a new influx of
patients.  Even in this far corner of the structure, it should have been possible to
hear something.  Silence.
     Dead silence.
     Adie looked at Fandil, uneasy for reasons she could name and for others she
couldn't.  The old mage looked back at her, barely visible in the glow-worm light of
the safety strips along the walls.  He shrugged and gestured that they should go
forward down this corridor.  She took a deep breath and nodded.  That's what they
were here for, after all.
     The first step was hard, it was as though she was pushing against some soft
resistance.  She thought it might be her own reluctance, and the uncertainty born of
the darkness and the silence.  But it didn't get easier.  The slight sound of her
footsteps was swallowed without an echo.  The resistance remained; it felt like they
were pushing into hostile territory.  She wished for more light, but they hadn't
brought lanterns, hadn't expected to need them.  And she did not want to make a
magical light down here.  As well blow trumpets and announce their presence.  But she
wished there was some sign of others down here.
     Fandil touched her arm and pointed at one of the doors along the corridor.  It
looked no different than the others to her, and she had no sense of something special
behind it.  But Fandil looked like a dog on point, a cat who's discovered a mousehole
with a mouse in it.
     Adie stepped closer, almost on tiptoe, and ran her hands through the air an inch
from the door's surface.  Nothing.  She glanced a question at her companion.
     He stepped up next to her.  Immediately his hair stood on end, and even his
beard bristled, as though from the effects of static electricity.  He moved his hand
toward the door's handle, and sparks flew between his fingers and the metal.
     Adie shook her head.  She still felt, sensed, nothing at all, on a mundane or a
magical level.  But this door, whatever was behind it, had to be important.  She made
a shooing motion to get Fandil back from it.  Since it was reacting to him, better
that she should be the one to open it.
     He stepped to the side along the narrow corridor, and Adie put her hand on the
cool metal of the latch.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I must say, I never really expected my challenge to go through, never mind take the
throne away from such a fearsome warrior as Onewolf.  But here I am.  And I feel that
it is a great honor to address such warriors and managers as reside here in Aruak
City.  I also believe that it is past time that a warrior from Lethal Heritage takes
the throne.  I will endeavor to keep it, but knowing the caliber of the warriors
arrayed against me, I shall not cry if I am defeated.

First Duelmaster for Lethal Heritage in Aruak City

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ARUAK 
CITY.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  It was a 
tough week for ORDO HERETICUS, to drop 6 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a 
solid 3-2-0 outing, MANIC MARVELS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  It looks 
like the guys(?) at NEVERWAKE had a good week as they went 3-1-1 to put them in 2nd 
place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for FARSHOT, who flew up 19 
points in the rankings after mashing FLEA BAG like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was FLEA BAG, who dropped 11 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with FARSHOT.  Drawing on all of his 
experience as a 23-8-1 warrior, MAN'S BEST FRIEND went for the Duelmastership against 
ROMMEL this week.  It's a proud day for the BULLDOGS stable, as their warrior, MAN'S 
BEST FRIEND, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
CITY's afraid of the big bad LETHAL HERITAGE.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  LETHAL HERITAGE + Weapons That go Boom = MANIC MARVELS + 
Avoid City.  And who is this SELIA STORM you ask, with 42 points and a 4-0-2 record.  
Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  BLACK LION defied all odds and slew SHEWISH 
GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as SHEWISH 
GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  For those of you who missed it, Death showed up, 
grabbed PATTON by the ear and took him away to a place where he won't need a coat.  
Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as DAYLE GLASSJAW goes down under the sword of 
WHEAT WILDEBEAST.  Thanks to this, WHEAT WILDEBEAST now has 35 recognition points.  
Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and 
see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARUAK CITY have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       24   8  1   111       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZYN'KYR 6579                 14   2  1   134       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 ONEWOLF 5505                 26   4  0   130       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 AIRK ARCSTONE 6778           14   8  2   117       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777     15   6  1   115       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-LORD KRONOS 6111             13   9  1   115       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 FARSHOT 6713                 11   6  0   115       NEVERWAKE (508)
-VIOLET VULTURE 6612          18   4  0   113       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ROMMEL 6621                  10  10  0   102       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 DONALD DUNSEN 6787           18   7  1    97       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 JACKHAMMER 6613              12   7  4    97       NEVERWAKE (508)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803             18   7  0    95       COLORIFIC (511)
 MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627          14  12  0    93       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-DRACULA 6319                 11   6  0    93       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEA BAG 6804                19   9  0    89       BULLDOGS (157)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 MR. B. 6249                   8   4  0    88       MANIC MARVELS (456)
 JUMPIN' 6704                 15  22  2    85       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022        13  15  1    83       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              12  34  0    83       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SLEDGE 6917                   7   3  2    81       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           15  22  0    77       ELFQUEST (515)
 DAWNING DANIKA 6866           9   5  0    77       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706             17  20  1    76       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-YOUSEFF 6906                  9  11  0    76       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
 JOHNNY ASH 6912               7   2  0    75       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-SMUSH 6916                    5   0  0    74       NEVERWAKE (508)
 BLUE SMASH 6553              12  12  1    72       IMMORTALS (85)
 SARAYA STEEL 6545            11  14  0    70       IMMORTALS (85)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            15  22  0    67       ELFQUEST (515)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  9  28  2    57       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PONY 6820                    12  14  0    56       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 LON BRADDOCK 6617             9   9  1    56       IMMORTALS (85)
 DIRK DARKBLADE 6528          11  16  1    50       IMMORTALS (85)
 DOMINGO 6313                 11   4  0    48       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-SAFFRON SKUNK 6910            5   2  0    43       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SELIA STORM 6953              4   0  2    42       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BARRICADE 6819                9   1  0    40       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 BARK 6915                     7   3  0    36       BULLDOGS (157)
 WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942         3   0  1    35       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK LION 6839               3   3  2    33       VOLTRON (589)
 GREEN THUMB 6830              7   6  0    31       COLORIFIC (511)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872       8   6  0    30       BULLDOGS (157)
 HORSEFLY 6860                 6  12  0    30       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JOE THE SPLICE 6938           4   3  0    30       IMMORTALS (85)
 PEE-WEE HERMAN 6677           5   6  0    28       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
 MACARTHUR 6763                5   1  0    28       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
-MAXIM SOREL 6921              4   4  0    28       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
 YELLOW LION 6841              4   2  0    28       VOLTRON (589)
 BLUE LION 6842                3   3  0    28       VOLTRON (589)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUSTIG BROKLAW 6929           1   4  0    23       ORDO HERETICUS (593)
 BLACK EYE 6946                2   1  0    21       COLORIFIC (511)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               1   0  0    20       COLORIFIC (511)
 JON FLUTE 6922                3   8  0    17       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 RED LION 6875                 2   3  0    17       VOLTRON (589)
 GREEN LION 6843               5   1  0    16       VOLTRON (589)
 YAMAMATO 6701                 3   3  0    16       LETHAL HERITAGE (570)
-FRESNO FATS 6949              2   0  0    16       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
 SLAG 6947                     2   2  0    15       NEVERWAKE (508)
-CHICAGO CHUNKY 6951           1   1  0    13       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
-THE MUMMY 6316                1   1  0    11       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-GRAVETWIST 5253               1   1  0     8       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)
 SAMANTHA 6724                 1   2  0     7       MANIC MARVELS (456)
-PORTLAND PORKY 6952           1   1  0     6       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
-TULSA TUBBY 6950              0   2  0     6       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
-CHARLOTTE CHUBS 6948          0   2  0     2       CHUNK-N-DALES (595)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LEATHER HIDE 6914      0  7 0 BULLDOGS 157          DARK CHAMPION 492     571 NONE    
PINK EYE 6911          2  4 1 COLORIFIC 511         SELIA STORM 6953      570         
SHEWISH GIANT 489      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BLACK LION 6839       571 NONE    
TWO-S0PEAR 6700       15 21 0 ELFQUEST 515          MAN'S BEST FRIEN 6694 570         
PATTON 6619           10 10 0 LETHAL HERITAGE 570   SLEDGE 6917           571         
BLOOD SACRIFICE 6969   0  1 0 MANIACAL TUFTS 431    STONE GOLEM 494       571 NONE    
DAYLE GLASSJAW 6698    3  2 0 MANIC MARVELS 456     WHEAT WILDEBEAST 6942 571         
STRIKE 6943            1  3 0 MILITANT LEGION 586   HIGH ELF 487          571 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Doc Steele -- What a fine spotlight you wrote last time.  We enjoyed it.  It is good
to see that we share the thought that it is appropriate and a responsibility for the
Duelmaster to write a DM Column.  Yours was particularly telling and enjoyable. --
Kennelworth and Mino

Let us both comment and support some of Doc's statements last turn:
   1.  For 24+ years Doc Steele has been one of the very, very best managers in the
       game.  Maybe the best.
   2.  Doc Steele and The Consortium have not at all had a good relationship over the
       years.  It has been improving of late.  (We smoked a peace pipe.)
   3.  Doc has played admirably within the "rules" of Ultra Andorian Aruak City and
       we are very very pleased to have him as a part of The Heart And Soul Of
       Andoria.  Indeed, he has greatly earned respect from us for what he is doing
       and how he is handling it.
   4.  We must admit amazement that Doc stated he would stand against Aruak City
       invaders now and we accept that as "enough". -- Kennelworth and Mino

Doc, Maxim -- We do not know that Maxim was speaking of a Purple People Eater team,
or if he was speaking of Purple People Eater, who is the Manager of The Colorific
Team.  If it is the latter, we can assure you that the "man" behind PPE has equal
experience, skill, and tenacity as you do, Doc. -- The Consortium Folk

Congratulations to Rommel, Duelmaster of Aruak City.  Duelmasters drink free at The
Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Kaelen of Tuft Tuggers -- I read your note with interest last turn.  You know, the
one about the flippant avoid-Bulldogs comments?  Well, well.  Perhaps, then, your 2nd
in a row avoidance of Bulldogs means something more?  Trying with all your might to
hold on to those dwindling tufts?  They say whistling cures fear.  Perhaps you should
try puckering for it?  (wink) -- Kennelworth

Elfquest -- I am really, really sorry for Two-S0pear's demise.  I know I challenged,
but I really had no intentions of death.  Wow!  Mea culpa. -- Man's Best Friend

All -- it would appear that Man's Best Friend has regained his bite.  Beware. --

I did not mean that facetiously, Elfquest.  I, too, am sorry. -- Kennelworth

Leather Hide chose to "take one for the team.  As a 6(+1)-11-13-7-20(+1)-16-14(+1) ST
he was apparently well beyond my management abilities. -- Kennelworth

Barnabas -- Back at you Pal. -- Kennelworth

Dartor!  Wow!  Congrats on the 5-0!  You should stick around more and make us all
feel inadequate.  Salute. -- Kennelworth

Lord Bennett -- I, a mere peasant, am not good enough to have outlasted you.  What
happened? -- Flea Bag

Barricade -- You were more than I could handle--especially sitting down. -- Chief
Sitting Bull (interpreted)

Rommel -- You can lick my tangerine frog legs anytime! -- Tangerine Toad (retired,
but ready for some interesting action)

MacArthur -- Is that a similar statement to "I shall return". -- Wheat Wildebeast

Johnny Ash -- No fair!  You wore perfume! -- Saffron Skunk

Donald Dunsen -- How does it feel having been overcome by a mere maggot? -- Magenta

Horsefly -- My bite is worse than my bark. -- Bark

Dayle Glassjaw -- You were right about that blood look on the pink.  And Selia Storm
made it excessive blood as she bled me dead! -- Pink Eye, Once Proud Colorific

Pink Eye -- You pansy; you deserved to die.  You were worthless.  Any new recruit
would be a step up. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager
P.S.  The Gazette reports a 13-9-11-15-9-10-17 ambi, +4 attack basher.

Selia Storm of Krill Cavalry -- Pink Eye was worthless and for that you will pay
double.  Har har.  I shall eat you like purple people! -- Purple People Eater, proud
Colorific Manager

Saraya Steel -- Are you related to Doc Steele?  Oops, no; you're immortal.  It was my
gold which was glowing, not the glint of your tarnished steel. -- Golden Glow, Proud

Pee Wee Herman -- I took my thumb and stuck it in your squeaky throat! -- Green
Thumb, Proud Colorific

Farshot -- What a weird fight, was surprised I lasted as long as I did, you seem a
little strange, are you human? -- Mr. B.

Flea Bag -- Boy, wasn't that an exciting fight! -- Lord Bennett

Lon -- You hit like a Mack truck, caught me by surprise. -- Domingo

Joe -- Thanks for the victory, I really needed that to boost my low esteem. --

Charlotte -- Man, I came out smokin', I just knew it was my day! -- Dayle Glassjaw

Xiang -- Huzzah.  It's good to be back, and doubly good to see our good friend and
the great Doc back as well.  Let the misbehaving commence? -- Seraphim

Temp Ed. -- Golems have minds? -- Seraphim

Chief Sitting Bull -- You gooder Chief, Me gooder Sitter. -- Barricade

Rommel -- Congratulations on the Throne. -- Doc Steele for Onewolf

Kennelworth -- Thanks for confirming the Duelmaster exception.  Up is up will be the
on-going policy. -- Doc Steele

Lord Xiang -- Good to know that Lethal Heritage is you.  Good luck. -- Doc Steele

Tuft Tuggers -- I'll challenge up when not on the Throne.  That is until someone DCs
me.  Then all bets will be off. -- Doc Steele

Dator -- I got a good chuckle out of your personal ad.  I just had my 36th birthday,
but in the game timeline I am "ancient."  Thanks for the encouragement.  This is an
excellent arena; I look forward to playing here for a long time. -- Doc Steele

Walk the Line -- Back to the end of the line, buddy!  *grin* -- Patton

Jon Flute -- Salute! -- Yamamoto

Portland Porky -- Neener-neener!! -- MacArthur

Green Thumb -- Bah!!  Consoriumite! -- Pee-Wee Herman

Rommel -- Congratulations to a Duelmaster who seemed to earn his throne the hard way!
Well done. -- Kaelen, Tuft Tuggers

Well, that's one way to peek the most ralupop title!  Let the Consortium llik your
competition! -- Donald Dunsen

Patton -- As long as it wasn't MY booby(s) that was your prize. -- Danika

Barnabas -- Another welcome guest!  Aruak seems to be a resort for 'out of towners'
these days. -- Kaelen, Tuft Tuggers

Koro Cloud -- It seems I have definitely surpassed you all around. -- Kaelen

Jumpin' -- Toast. -- Airk

Doc Steele -- It brings us pride to learn you think so highly of some of Aruak's
managers.  But we get even more joy knowing that you enjoy not only the arena
culture, but find a good challenge in our play style, and even more joy knowing
you're having fun in a basic arena.  Alas, not any arena, but the Aruak City arena!
As for blowing up, we love it!  Nothing like a great competitive (hopefully at least
mildly friendly) feud to keep things entertaining and fun!  Salute! -- Tuft Tuggers

Jackhammer -- <looks at own weapon, checks to make sure she herself is not broken
either> I must have been drugged to perform so poorly compared to recent fights.
<points at him> I'm not finished. -- Danika

Saffron Skunk -- Point that thing someplace else! -- Johnny Ash

Magenta Maggot -- Lucky.  You caught me on a ffo day.  I'll try again. -- Donald

Blue Smash -- It surprises me to no end that I can actually win as a gladiator. <she
spits the word out in despise> -- Fiona

Dracula -- We have the lord of your kind as our ally.  You should join us. -- Zyn'kyr

Koro Cloud -- Those who are not Aruaki, are not 'local'. <rolls eyes> -- Fiona

Yamamato -- You rushed out screaming in some unknown language, and it unnerved me.
I'm a very conventional kind of guy, and I didn't know what to make of it. -- Jon
P.S.  Besides, I startle easily.  Very nervous disposition.

Pink Eye -- Have you tried eyedrops?  The pollen blowing around this year is
terrible, isn't it? -- Selia Storm
P.S.  Oops, I didn't realize I'd killed you.  Well, um, maybe it isn't fatal, but you
can retire?

Kaelen Thuderheart -- Why am I not surprised? -- Koro Cloud

Dirk Darkblade -- Mine's shiny, but that doesn't seem to stop it. -- Pony

Bark -- It occurs to me that I don't really like dogs.... -- Horsefly

Chief Sitting Bull -- (cough, cough)  Smoking...not good for you!  (cough, cough,
wheeze) -- Jon Flute

Samantha -- I do try. -- Selia Storm

Kaelen -- That's true.  Dark Root causes serious personality problems, which is a
whole different problem. -- Koro Cloud

Our congratulations to Lord Bennett. -- Krill Cavalry

Kaelen -- When I was in the wars, they let me use all my skills.  Damned Grey Witch
put a spell on me to make sure I "wasn't too good."  Bummer. -- Kag'griss, Veteran
Mercenary of Aruak City

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK LION viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LEATHER HIDE was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
STRIKE was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOOD SACRIFICE was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
GREEN THUMB was savagely defeated by SELIA STORM in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
FARSHOT vanquished FLEA BAG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND luckily beat ROMMEL in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title brawl.
JACKHAMMER lost to AIRK ARCSTONE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Challenge duel.
ZYN'KYR overpowered MAGENTA MAGGOT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SARAYA STEEL was savagely defeated by KORO CLOUD in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MR. B. luckily beat DAWNING DANIKA in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
BLUE SMASH viciously subdued DELIA'S GONE in a 3 minute master's Challenge conflict.
SLEDGE delivered the death blow upon PATTON in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
JOHNNY ASH handily defeated PONY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
DOMINGO unbelievably bested DIRK DARKBLADE in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
BARK overcame PEE-WEE HERMAN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DONALD DUNSEN devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
GOLDEN GLOW narrowly defeated WOLFBROTHER in a 3 minute veteran's match.
ONEWOLF beat JUMPIN' in a 3 minute veteran's match.
LORD BENNETT outwaited FIONA STARMANTLE in a tiring 12 minute master's competition.
WALK THE LINE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LON BRADDOCK savagely defeated YELLOW LION in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fray.
ONE-EYE viciously subdued CHIEF SITTING BULL in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
YAMAMATO was overpowered by JOE THE SPLICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DAYLE GLASSJAW was slain by WHEAT WILDEBEAST in a 1 minute novice's duel.
HORSEFLY was defeated by MACARTHUR in a 2 minute match.
GREEN LION won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute bout.
JON FLUTE was vanquished by BLACK EYE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
BLUE LION overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
RED LION beat SAMANTHA in a 4 minute novice's fight.
SLAG vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -   3 -  1      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  19 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW        22 -  15 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  44 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  30 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  70 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  30 -  2      32  |

Turn 571 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     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  8         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694     24   8  1  111 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZYN'KYR 6579               14   2  1  134 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
LUNGING ATTACK   AIRK ARCSTONE 6778         14   8  2  117 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
AIMED BLOW       FARSHOT 6713               11   6  0  115 NEVERWAKE (508)
WALL OF STEEL    JACKHAMMER 6613            12   7  4   97 NEVERWAKE (508)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627        14  12  0   93 ANIMAL FARM (510)
SLASHING ATTACK  SELIA STORM 6953            4   0  2   42 KRILL CAVALRY (374)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONALD DUNSEN 6787.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ROMMEL 6621.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE SMASH 6553, DIRK 
SACRIFICE 6969, AIRK ARCSTONE 6778, MR. B. 6249, JUMPIN' 6704, and BLACK LION 6839.

The least popular fighter this week was RED LION 6875.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREEN LION 6843, YAMAMATO 6701, PONY 6820, MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627, 

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


                           SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN ATLANTA!

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