Date   : 02/29/2008    Duedate: 03/13/2008


DM-11    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6910) [13-5-0,168]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAFFRON SKUNK                  NAHUM
ANIMAL FARM (510)              TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
(11-6910) [13-5-0,168]         (11-7045) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONY                           PONY
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            KRILL CAVALRY (374)
(11-6820) [17-26-0,77]         (11-6820) [17-26-0,77]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEVERWAKE (508)             37
2. ANIMAL FARM (510)           36      COLORIFIC (511)
3. KRILL CAVALRY (374)         31      Unchartered Team
4. TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)       23
5. WOLFBROTHERS (506)          17      SINEW (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          345 175 12 66.3   1/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        10  2 1
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1098 628 38 63.6   2/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)           10  5 1
 3/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           987 738 30 57.2   3/ 3 NEVERWAKE (508)           9  0 0
 4- 6*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)   6   5  0 54.5   4/ 8 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 5/ 7 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       100  92  7 52.1   5/ 7 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        5  4 0
 6/ 9 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      46  44  2 51.1   6/11*TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)     5  9 0
 7/10 NEVERWAKE (508)          137 145 17 48.6   7/ 6 IMMORTALS (85)            5 10 2
 8/ 4*SINEW (602)                9  10  1 47.4   8/ 9 HELL'S BELLES (68)        4  7 0
 9/12 IMMORTALS (85)           878 987 69 47.1   9/ 4*SINEW (602)               4 10 1
10/13 ELFQUEST (515)           287 346 12 45.3  10/10 COLORIFIC (511)           3  1 0
11/14 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      350 618  8 36.2  11/14 ELFQUEST (515)            3  3 0
12/15 HELL'S BELLES (68)        33  61  2 35.1  12/ 5 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      3  5 0
13/16*TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)      6  13  0 31.6  13-15*ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  0  2 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[ Cities by the Shore #29 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil blinked, surprised to have eyes to blink with and a setting to blink at.
True, there wasn't much to see here.  It seemed a limbo-ish type of place.  A room,
minimally indicated by gray walls, floor, ceiling.  No windows.  No obvious lighting.
Something that might, if you were feeling generous, be called a table and a couple of
very basic chairs.
     Limbo was not unexpected, but he had never imagined it to be furnished.  He
touched one of the chairs curiously.  It didn't feel like any particular type of
material, wood or metal or whatever, but it felt solid.  Real.  Ready to support him.
And he definitely wanted to sit down and do some thinking.
     With a shrug, he sat in the chair, let his hands rest on the table.  Okay.  He
was sitting, and his old bones were glad of that.  Now to think.
     First, was he alive, dead, or something in between?  Hmm.  Of itself, that
probably didn't matter.  It was what he could DO that mattered.  He had something
that certainly seemed to be his familiar body, and until proven otherwise, he would
assume that it would function more or less as it always had.  He wiggled the fingers
of one hand in demonstration of that.
     He wasn't about to fire off a spell without knowing where he was and what might
be affected; that would be irresponsible.  But he could sense an Arcanum.  Not
powerful, but it seemed steady.  He sifted through the commoner spells, just looking
at the patterns in his mind and not attempting to energize any of them.  He could
probably cast a spell here.  Better not to do so until he had some prupose beyond
just "seeing if he could do it."
     So he was probably as functional as he could expect to be, and maybe more.
Fine.  Where was he, and could he go somewhere else?
     "Fancy meeting you here!"
     Fandil jumped and looked around quickly.  Cho was walking toward the table.
Questions crowded his thoughts.  He picked one.  "Where are we?"
     Cho shrugged and settled into the other chair with a sigh.  "Nowhere
particular," he said.  "Think of it as... time out.  And how did you get here?"
     "That was going to be next question," the Ardiventi mage said, "closely followed
by 'how do we leave?'  I don't know how I got here."  He paused and frowned,
searching his memory.  "The golem at the arena did something.  I think this was meant
to be an alternative to dying by implosion.  As such, I like it.  And you?"
     "I'm just passing through on my way to somewhere else.  This is, um, a short
     Fandil laughed.  He hadn't thought he could laugh right now, but Cho said the
damnedest things with a straight face and such a reasonable tone!  When he could
stop, he asked, "How do I get back to Alastari from here?"
     "That's, well, Alastari is a strange place to get to because it's so tangled up
in multiversal quantum strings, but it shouldn't actually be hard."  Cho paused,
frowning at nothing.  "Are you familiar with the Nexian Gate?"
     "Certainly.  That's a basic transfer point for--"
     "Good.  Fix your mind on the Nexia, close your eyes, and start walking?"
     "That's all?"
     "Yes."  Cho gestured around at the grayness.  "This isn't exactly a 'place', you
see.  It's more like a state of mind, and a lot harder to reach than Nexia.  A lot
easier to leave than to arrive here, too."
     "Good.  Somehow I didn't expect it to be simple.  Ah... what about you?"
     "Business Elsewhere," Cho said.  "Rather messy.  You're well out of it."


     Adie put all her will into the spear of flame.  It was by the will that it was
thrown, not the hand.  Whatever wickedness Khaldren intended here, he would not
survive to encompass it.  A distant part of her mind kept telling her to get her
anger under control, but she had held in her long and fully justified anger at what
he was doing for too long.  Restraint merely let him do more.  And she was tired of
being restrained.  She poured out her wrath without hesitation.  Khaldren had
gathered the fuel for this fire, let him roast in it.
     All his stronghold was on fire now, roaring up into the night sky.  Everything
flammable burned, stones cracked and fell.  Bursts of strongly colored flame showed
where some spellbook or magical device was consumed.  Good!  Let them all burn.  Let
there be nothing left for any other foolish and ambitious mage to find and use.
     She became aware of someone calling her name and pulled her attention away from
the fire.  Reluctantly, because it was HER fire, and it was doing HER work of
destruction here.  She saw Fandil standing well back from the flames and waving to
get her attention.  She went toward him, then frowned as he backed farther away.
     "Put out your fires, Adie!"
     She looked around, then realized he meant the fires with which she was cloaked.
She quenched them.  Slowly, not because it was difficult but because she... didn't
want to?  She would not let Khaldren infect her that way!  "What happened in Aruak
     "It's a long story, but the device has been destroyed there," Fandil said.  "How
about helping the fire-fighters before all Zorpunt burns down?"


     Senator Sedalia dropped his carpetbag on the floor just inside the doorway to
the Lenpros guildhouse.  To him the muted thump sounded weary.  And the gods knew he
was weary enough himself, and Old Doc Circ and Gissanniah as well.
     His manager, who had been sitting in front of the fire with a brandy snifter
cradled in his hand, looked up.  "How did it go?"
     Sedalia shook his head.  "It didn't go at all," he said.  "For two days all we
got was a run-around, and flunkies telling us that 'the king is too busy to see
you'."  He lowered himself into the other chair, glad of the warmth of the fire.  It
had been foul weather for traveling, rain or snow the whole time.  "Finally they told
us the king had gone to the Isle 'to observe the tourney' and would not be returning
'for some time'.  Pfaugh!  What kind of king runs off to the Isle when his people are
     Lenpro raised an eyebrow, firelight reflecting in his eyes.  "A king who is
courting a popular rebellion," he said.

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): IRISH CREAM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): CADDO SCOT of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 422): ELEPHANT DUNG of WILD KINGDOM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): VAJRA VALMEJAR of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 293): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 587): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 580): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 576): GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 573): STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 240): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 421): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 194): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 472): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 585): FARSHOT of NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 587): 100% of NO-HALF STEPPING (?, mgr.)
              (turn 586): SCRUFF of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 575): DR HOOK of THE RED BLADES (Bill the Bard, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 538): SELVUN of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 537): BELLA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 529): LORIMINA of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 520): BUNKER of SONS OF TULL (Gerald Bostock, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 239): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 191): AIKEN of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My, this place SMELLS!  Smells mighty fine, if you ask me.  Yes, it does.  Such
a sweet, sweet smell.
     I had hoped to get the chance to wrestle this title from Onewolf.  Us skunks
have a thing about wolves, you know?  But, such as it was, Onewolf was sitting the
defense out.  I suppose he needed the rest.  I suppose.
     Now, Selia was no easy bargain replacement.  No way!  At least with The Wolf Of
One, I had a style advantage.  But not with The Storm.  No!
     However, I gladly accept the throne because I worked hard for it.  It is too
soon to reveal my stats.  I am working even harder to stay alive and graduate from
The Heart And Soul Of Andoria.  I cannot give away any secrets just yet.
     Suffice to say, a repeat title will be difficult.  But I will give it my best
shot.  Unlike the last Duelmaster, I shall not abdicate.
                 Saffron Skunk, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARUAK CITY.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, BULLDOGS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Hmmmph!  I always 
thought DEADMAN'S HAND was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-2-0!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  TARSUS DOLPHINS is now ranked 6th with a 3-2-0 turn.  ANIMAL FARM showed ARUAK 
CITY what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-0-1.  
What's with SELIA STORM?  She actually beat BULLDOGS' FLEA BAG, and walked away with 
24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at IMMORTALS.  SLY APPARITION lost 12 
points to SNOW WHITE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SLY APPARITION will 
provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, GALLOWS POLE wasn't good enough at 
persuading SAFFRON SKUNK to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  ARUAK 
CITY thinks SINEW and their 9-10-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give 
up...  The bums at TARSUS DOLPHINS couldn't face the challenges from SINEW!  No 
excuse for that!  What do people see in FILET MIGNON?  Hers 13-4-1?  BULLDOGS ain't 
talkin', but she's got 55 points.  ONEWOLF expects the easy win by going 67 points 
down.  KORO CLOUD will find this a hard lesson!  ONEWOLF subdued KORO CLOUD.  
WOLFBROTHERS calls this fighting?  In my day...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the 
others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, BLUE SMASH.  That's what a 15-25-1 gets 
you.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick around 
with a 10-14-1, and SILVER SNAIL easily took care of JOE THE SPLICE.  TREMOR was plum 
wore out after VENUS V. DIVINCI pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  SINEW'll have to 
get a little better before going after VENUS V. DIVINCI again!  Here's some advice:  
study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ARUAK CITY is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't 
want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAFFRON SKUNK 6910           13   5  0   168       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 33   6  0   166       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 SLEDGE 6917                  14   5  3   142       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SMUSH 6916                   11   1  0   121       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SELIA STORM 6953             14   7  2   110       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 FLEA BAG 6804                29  16  0   103       BULLDOGS (157)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           22  32  0   103       ELFQUEST (515)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              17  46  0    99       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      21   8  0    98       BULLDOGS (157)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            19  35  0    94       ELFQUEST (515)
 BLACK EYE 6946               10   3  0    91       COLORIFIC (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLOWS POLE 5496            14   7  0    87       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 BARK 6915                    15  12  0    83       BULLDOGS (157)
 JON FLUTE 6922               12  16  0    83       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-LITTLE CROW 6007             11   2  1    83       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           5   0  0    81       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            13   2  0    80       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   0  0    78       COLORIFIC (511)
 PONY 6820                    17  26  0    77       KRILL CAVALRY (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SNAIL 7006             7   2  1    66       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HORSEFLY 6860                12  23  0    64       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             6   0  0    58       COLORIFIC (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ECRU ELEPHANT 7005            7   1  0    56       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 FILET MIGNON 6981            13   4  1    55       BULLDOGS (157)
 HARLIN DOBBS 5486             9   8  0    51       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 SNOW WHITE 7010               6   2  0    45       COLORIFIC (511)
 PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      1   4  0    37       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              9   8  0    35       COLORIFIC (511)
 CAT RIO 597                   7  13  1    35       HELL'S BELLES (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLY APPARITION 7000           8   6  1    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 SLAG 6947                     4   2  0    32       NEVERWAKE (508)
 VENUS V. DIVINCI 827          6   3  0    29       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 DIN WHITEBLADE 7027           3   3  1    29       IMMORTALS (85)
 WOEBRINGER 7049               2   0  0    29       NEVERWAKE (508)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHUM 7045                    3   1  0    27       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 WINTER DAWN 7014              2   0  0    24       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREMOR 7038                   2   2  1    18       SINEW (602)
 JAX 7039                      2   1  0    14       SINEW (602)
 KAI 7040                      3   1  0    13       SINEW (602)
 PUPPY LOVE 7026               3   3  0    12       BULLDOGS (157)
 GLORF 7043                    1   3  0    12       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 JAK SILVERFLAME 7060          1   2  0    12       IMMORTALS (85)
 SARAH BELLUM 7003             2   5  0    11       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SHADOWCUB 7032                2   2  0     8       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062             2   0  0     8       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CORTEZ II 7069                1   0  0     8       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 ARWEN 7042                    1   3  0     6       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 VIXEN LA RUE 7063             1   1  0     6       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 HATARI 7041                   1   3  0     6       SINEW (602)
 VARDEN 7037                   1   3  0     6       SINEW (602)
 ZARTIBUS 7044                 0   4  0     4       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORTICIA ADDAMS 678     8  7 1 HELL'S BELLES 68     FILET MIGNON 6981     586   
TINA MOPOLIS 7058       1  1 0 HELL'S BELLES 68     TREMOR 7038           587  JUST REVENGED
BLUE SMASH 6553        15 26 1 IMMORTALS 85         HIGH ELF              588  NONE
JOE THE SPLICE 6938    10 14 1 IMMORTALS 85         SILVER SNAIL 7006     588   
FIONA STARMANTLE 5022  15 17 1 MANIACAL TUFTS 431   SLEDGE 6917           585   
CORTEZ 7046             0  2 0 TARSUS DOLPHINS 603  DIN WHITEBLADE 7027   586   
CLAW 7033               2  2 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     SPYMASTER             588  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings, Doc.  Is it a secret?  Which one of the fine warriors that you recently
entered into Aruak City is the Nebuchadnezzar clone, with the damage potion, and with
the immortality potion?  Makes for a really fine aimer; yes, indeed. -- Kennelworth

Congratulations to Saffron Skunk from Animal Farm, Duelmaster of Aruak City.  Health.
Humility.  Honor.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth,

Cat Rio -- You gave it a terrific shot!  I was surprised (read--unprepared) by your
bloodfeud and was very, very lucky to hold on for the win. -- Filet Mignon

Koro -- Yu fly.  Me sittum.  Me winnum. -- Chief Sitting Bull

Blue Smash -- We hope you will "stick around".  That Dartor can drive a cold, hard
bargain. -- Kennelworth

Walk The Line -- Some may have said that was boring, but I must admit that I enjoyed
the music. -- Flea Bag

Arwen -- Everybody loves you.  I was lucky to get to spend time up close and
personal.  (sigh) -- Puppy Love

Pony -- My yelp made you skittish, did it?  Well, bark, bark! -- Bark

I would surely hate to see my brother, Fandil The Wise, blown up in his mission with
that golem.  I surely would. -- Kennelworth

Joe The Splice -- No pity for wildebeest, eh?  Just because he died in the infirmary
at your hand?  Take that, Joe!  Take that! -- Lilac Lizard

Jak Silverflame -- Hmmmmmm.  I guess you get to suffer right along with Joe The Cold.
So take that, too! -- Butter Burro

Sly Apparition -- I had a field day with my trunk and my tusk.  Salute. -- Ecru

Krill -- Ye be bloody fine; ye be.  Thankee fer me Beest!  Aye. -- Mino

Onewolf?  Oh, Onewolf!  Where are you?  I want you.  It will be just my luck for Doc
to tease me with your possible running, only to find that I will have been challenged
by others, and no Onewolf will have run.  Surely not.... -- Saffron Skunk

Delia's Gone -- You almost were, weren't you? -- Black Eye, Proud Colorific

Nahum -- Next time you will keep things neat and snow whitish, won't you?  (Giggle)
-- Snow White, Proud Colorific

First Place Team!  66.4%!  Come and get me with all those "ringers", Doc Steele.
Come and get me! -- Purple people Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Dicky V Goes Postal -- See if you can do something about the rates, okay?  Postage is
eating us alive here! -- Horsefly

Chief Sitting Bull -- Ur.  I wish you wouldn't keep sitting on ME.  Ouch. -- Koro

Saffron Skunk -- What a BEAUTIFUL shade of blonde!  On this gray day, you're like a
spot of sunlight. -- Selia Storm

Blue Smash -- Are you sure you aren't a secret member of MY team?  Honest to pete,
you'd fit right in. -- Jon Flute

Bark -- Well, I always jump and stumble when dogs bark at me.  It's what horses do.
-- Pony

Consortium -- Well I must give you congratulations for going 3-0 against my team last
turn.  Maybe someday I'll figure out the answers like why Joe the Splice couldn't
finish him off or why Sly didn't get to attack again. -- Dartor

Hell's Belles -- I'm sorry for laughing heartlessly, I really didn't think Tina was
that bad off.  Sorry. -- Tremor

Puppy Love -- Instead of a sword I think a can opener would have worked better.  I'm
glad it wasn't monotonous to you. -- Kai

Din, Din, Din -- Easy now, watch where you swing that thing!  I feel like Nearly
Headless Nick. -- Hatari

Jax -- Not to bad yourself on you first fight too. -- Nahum

Saffron Skunk -- Congratulations on making Duelmaster! -- Tarsus Dolphins

Hell's Belles -- Sorry about Tina.  I know how it feels to lose one of your own team
mates.  May Tina rest in peace. -- Tarsus Dolphins

Sinew -- Congratulations for getting moved up to #4 in the to 5. -- Tarsus Dolphins

Jax -- Sorry you didn't get to fight last time, oh well.  May be they think you are
too good to fight every time. (wink) -- Tarsus Dolphins

Puppy Love -- I see you are competing to the top, good luck with that.  Also good
fight last time. -- Arwen

Dartor -- Don't worry about Cortez; he's in a better place right now and apologies
accepted.  And good luck with Din's blood thirstiness.

Sinew -- Thank you Sinew, Cortez is in a better place now.  Lots of love. -- Tarsus

Sinew -- Thanks again for the encouragement.  You are doing well too. -- Tarsus

28 January 2008
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLUE SMASH was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CLAW was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
CAT RIO was narrowly defeated by FILET MIGNON in a dull 42 minute Bloodfeud fight.
VENUS V. DIVINCI bested TREMOR in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BLACK EYE was luckily beaten by WALK THE LINE in a 5 minute Challenge match.
ONEWOLF outwaited KORO CLOUD in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LILAC LIZARD bested PONY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge match.
HARLIN DOBBS was defeated by HORSEFLY in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
SNOW WHITE won victory over SLY APPARITION in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BUTTER BURRO won victory over HATARI in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
SHADOWCUB was vanquished by DIN WHITEBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAX was defeated by SLAG in a 4 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge match.
WOEBRINGER overpowered PUPPY LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WINTER DAWN devastated SARAH BELLUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SAFFRON SKUNK devastated GALLOWS POLE in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
CHIEF SITTING BULL was viciously subdued by SLEDGE in a 3 minute expert's fight.
FLEA BAG was vanquished by SELIA STORM in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
SMUSH devastated JON FLUTE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BARK was narrowly defeated by DELIA'S GONE in a 5 minute veteran's bout.
JOE THE SPLICE was executed by SILVER SNAIL in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
PIGSTICKER handily defeated DELARQUAN SPY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VARDEN was beaten by GLORF in a exciting 4 minute beginner's fight.
KAI beat VIXEN LA RUE in a action packed 6 minute beginner's fray.
ARWEN was unbelievably bested by JAK SILVERFLAME in a 2 minute novice's bout.
ZARTIBUS was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NAHUM overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CORTEZ II defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         AIMED BLOW        33 -  18 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  37 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  16 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  27 -  2      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  44 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 588 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAFFRON SKUNK 6910         13   5  0  168 ANIMAL FARM (510)
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               33   6  0  166 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLEDGE 6917                14   5  3  142 NEVERWAKE (508)
SLASHING ATTACK  SELIA STORM 6953           14   7  2  110 KRILL CAVALRY (374)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  15  12  0   83 BULLDOGS (157)
PARRY-LUNGE      HARLIN DOBBS 5486           9   8  0   51 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW WHITE 7010             6   2  0   45 COLORIFIC (511)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PONY 6820.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PONY 6820.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLEDGE 6917, BLACK EYE 6946, 
7042, HORSEFLY 6860, and CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872.

The least popular fighter this week was CAT RIO 597.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FILET MIGNON 6981, DELIA'S GONE 6707, BUTTER BURRO 7062, ONEWOLF 5505, 
and SARAH BELLUM 7003.