DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/11/2008    Duedate: 04/24/2008

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHIEF SITTING BULL
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-6872) [24-8-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHIEF SITTING BULL             TRUFFLE
BULLDOGS (157)                 TECHNO 8 (609)
(11-6872) [24-8-0,117]         (11-7091) [3-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONY                           SLEDGE
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            NEVERWAKE (508)
(11-6820) [19-27-0,103]        (11-6917) [16-6-3,112]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BULLDOGS (157)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IMMORTALS (85)              41
2. TECHNO 8 (609)              33      COLORIFIC (511)
3. NEVERWAKE (508)             32      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             25
5. BULLDOGS (157)              24      COFFEE WARS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*COFFEE WARS (608)          6   1  0 85.7   1/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)           11  3 0
 2/ 1*TECHNO 8 (609)            12   3  2 80.0   2/ 4 IMMORTALS (85)            9  6 2
 3/ 3 COLORIFIC (511)          348 176 12 66.4   3/ 1 NEVERWAKE (508)           8  3 1
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1106 631 38 63.7   4/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)         8  3 0
 5/ 0 SHI-ALOOD (477)           30  19  1 61.2   5/10*TECHNO 8 (609)            7  3 1
 6/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           998 741 30 57.4   6/ 7*COFFEE WARS (608)         6  1 0
 7/ 6 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      51  45  3 53.1   7/ 8 DEADMAN'S HAND (505)      5  1 1
 8/ 7 WOLFBROTHERS (506)       102  98  7 51.0   8/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       5 10 0
 9/ 8 NEVERWAKE (508)          145 148 18 49.5   9/ 5*TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)     4 10 1
10/ 9 IMMORTALS (85)           887 993 71 47.2  10/11 COLORIFIC (511)           3  1 0
11/10 ELFQUEST (515)           288 351 12 45.1  11/ 0 SHI-ALOOD (477)           2  3 0
12/12 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      355 628  8 36.1  12-13 HELL'S BELLES (68)        2  6 0
13/ 0 DAMOONS 2 (279)           45  80  3 36.0  13/ 9 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  6 0
14-13 HELL'S BELLES (68)        35  67  2 34.3  14/14*SINEW (602)               2 13 0
15/11*SINEW (602)               11  23  1 32.4  15/ 0 DAMOONS 2 (279)           1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/14*TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)     10  23  1 30.3  16/12 ELFQUEST (515)            1  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                            SAFFRON SKUNK WILL BE MISSED

     Yes, a skunk is a skunk is a skunk, but this is one we all enjoyed being with at
The Animal Farm.  Born 8-9-10-17-9-10-21, and with one ST bump, the damage was raised
to good.  +2 Attack and minor bonuses in damage and endurance, made the Skunk a
player.
     The Smelly One may have gone 13-6-0 (one pending) in the arena, but he fared
poorly in tournaments with a 5-9-0.  Overall, while he pounded on Total Parries, he
split with Lungers (4-4) and Aimers (2-2), and as expected was 2-6 against the
Striker/Slasher combo.
     It seemed the scimitar was favored, and the epee was pretty quick in his hands.
          34-82-12 SC
          13-33-0 EP
     He did not learn at a good rate in the arena at 1.47 skills/fight, but was
better in tournaments at 2.28sk/ft.  This parlayed into graduation with only a master
in attack and an advanced expert in riposte.
     Surprisingly his faves were shortspear, mod, mod!  One can never tell, can one?
Not at all.
     We critters are hoping for another Aimer recruit, but only time will tell.
               The Animal Farm Scribe

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                                 Aruak City Records
                                    -- by Dartor

- Team Career Wins -
1.  Animal Farm         1103
2.  Bulldogs             994
3.  Immortals            884

- Team Career Losses -
1.  Immortals            991
2.  Bulldogs             740
3.  Gerfel's Friends     729

- Team Career Kills -
1.  Immortals             69
2.  Animal Farm           38
3.  Domination            31

- Team Career Fights -
1.  Immortals           1875
2.  Bulldogs            1734
3.  Animal Farm         1733

- Team Winning Percentage (minimum 100 fights) -
1.  Colorific           347-176-12      0.663
2.  Animal Farm        1103-630-38      0.636
3.  All in Good Fun      64- 37- 5      0.634

- Most Lord Protectors -
1.  Bulldogs              34
2.  Tuft Tuggers          28
3.  Immortals             23  tie
    Gerfel's Friends      23

- Teams on the Move -
1.  Aardvark & Co.      122 points      Turn 74
2.  Aardvark & Co.      111 points      Turn 73
3.  Aardvark & Co.      110 points      Turn 72

- 3-Turn Win/Loss -
1.  Roman Swords        14-0            Turn 21
2.  Aardvark & Co       14-1  (4 times)     tie
    Bear                14-1  (once)
    Roman Swords        14-1  (once)
    The Blues           14-1  (once)
    JGW Expiration      14-1  (once)
    Bulldogs            14-1  (once)

- Warrior Wins -
1.  Dirty Fleagle (Aardvark & Co.)      58
2.  Elrod (Aardvark & Co.)              50
3.  Foxfur (Howling Den)                38

- Warrior Losses -
1.  Jughead (Krill Cavalry)             56
2.  Jon Fleet (Krill Cavalry)           51
3.  Koro Cloud (Krill Cavalry)          48

- Warrior Kills -
1.  Dissector II (Cannibalz)             6
2.  Spunkmeyer (Bug Hunters)             5 tie
    Jackhammer (Neverwake)               5

- Warrior Fights -
1.  Dirty Fleagle (Aardvark & Co.)      90
2.  Jughead (Krill Cavalry)             71
3.  Koro Cloud (Krill Cavalry)          65

- Recognition Points -
1.  Elrod (Aardvark & Co.)             463
2.  Dirty Fleagle (Aardvark & Co.)     391
3.  Silverleaf II (Five Deadly Foes)   291

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Senator Sedalia stood at the ferry boat's rail and waited for the mists ahead to
clear.  It was always like this when one approached the Isle of the Eye:  a bit of
mist over the water when you left the mainland, and then, faster than seemed
reasonable, you were sailing through a dense fog.  He had never really understood how
the ferry master kept a straight course through it--or if he did.  And then, the fog
thinning to mist and fading away until--
     "The Isle of the Eye," he said, waving his hand.
     Beside him, Gissanniah was silent for several minutes.  Finally she said, "I
hadn't expected it to be so... gray."
     Sedalia blinked and looked again.  He had seen the Isle before several times,
and he realized that he not really looked at it since the first time.  Though the
mist had cleared, the sky overhead was cloudy.  What light got through was, indeed,
gray.  And Talahya, THE city on the Isle (only Free Blades in Lirin Kiv and Darkholm
in Willow Beach were located elsewhere than in Talahya), was, at best, "picturesque."
It was too crowded to be beautiful now, if it ever had been.  Crowded with gladiators
who had, the senator knew, many virtues which did not include civic housekeeping.
The city was crowded, dirty, and on the waterfront run-down.  Under this leaden
sky... he glanced sideways at his young companion and tried to imagine what it was
like to see Talahya for the first time in this gloomy light.  Not inspiring, that
much was clear.  "It's better when the sun shines," he offered.
     Gissanniah shrugged.  "I guess.  Not that it really matters.  It isn't like I'm
going to be STAYING here.  We just want to talk to the king and then go home.  But
what I do NOT understand is why HE stays here."
     "No more do I," Sedalia said.  "The business of the Isle is dueling and nothing
else.  That the king should visit an arena occasionally is one thing.  But to take up
residence here?  The king's business is to govern the Andorian League, and every day
spent on the Isle is a day he's not doing his job.  And he's been here now for...
years.  I don't even know how long!"  The senator's mouth set in grim lines.  "Time
to remind him of his duty."

     They arrived on the Isle at midday, and it took most of the rest of that time to
work their way through the layers of petty officials to the final secretary, an
elderly part-elf by the name of Arkinsutram, who was able to grant them an
appointment with King Mikel.  "Tomorrow morning at eleven, and see to it that you're
on time.  But no more than half an hour, mind!  The king is very busy."
     Sedalia bit back his first impulse, which was to ask, "busy doing what?"  And
his second impulse, which was to question the king's name.  "Mikel" sounded almost
right, but not quite....  Maybe he had forgotten, so long as it had been since the
king had done anything for his people.  Or maybe it was this "simplified spelling"
movement that came and went.  Not that it was likely to matter.  If he was, indeed,
the king they were to see on the morrow, he could call himself Rumplestiltskin for
all Sedalia cared.  "We will be here," he said.  "We'll be early."

     Senator Sedalia spent the evening visiting with other Consortium gladiators on
the Isle.  And why not?  They were here, they were in some degree colleagues of his,
and you could never know when a few extra votes would make the difference between
victory and defeat.  Or who might have noticed some little detail that would provide
the key to handling the situation.
     As it happened, it was Brujah, a newly arrived graduate who had not yet fought
on the Isle, who raised the critical question.  "What about the oath, Senator?" she
asked.  Seeing his raised eyebrows, she went on, "I have not fought here yet, so I
have not yet taken the oath which all MUST take before entering an arena on the Isle.
But I've heard others take it, and seen more than I heard.  That oath is... binding.
Seriously binding.  Everyone who takes it is pledged, by magic even more than honor,
to obey the Grey Witch in her every command.  I suspect that this is how she's
controlled the whole Andorian situation so far.  Anyone who takes the oath, if told
that this King Mikel is THE king of the Andorian League and that his decisions are
not to be questioned must be unable to question them.  She--or anyone properly
designated by her, I would suppose--must be able even to command a Lord Protector to
attack his own manager or teammates and be obeyed.  All of Alastari, through
believing her at first to have their best interests at heart, and then through not
paying attention to the details, has put this terrible weapon in the Grey Witch's
hands.  How will you fight it, Senator Sedalia?  You have fought here, you have taken
the oath."
     The senator cleared his throat and blushed a little.  "I'm a politician," he
said.  "Oaths..." he snapped his fingers.  "I'm not making light of your warning, I
will definitely remember it and take it into account, but it is very nearly
impossible to bind a politicial with an oath.  I believe I have free action in this
matter, and I know that my companion, Gissanniah, has never fought here and so has
taken no oath."
     "Such might see to your own free will," Lady Huntsman said.  She was a graduate
of his own team, the Lenpros of Iaye.  "But what will you do if I, or Cardinal
Arizpe, or some other is commanded to attack you?"
     "I believe you underestimate the slipperyness of a politician, my lady," the
Cardinal said from across the room.  "I've no doubt he would fight if we cornered
him, but that is easier said than done, eh?"
     Sedalia nodded.  "Just so.  And the oath may not bind you all with equal
strength, or any of you quite so much as you think."
     "True," Brujah conceded at once.  "We won't know until it's tested.  And then it
will be too late if the binding IS strong enough to compel us."
     "So we will evade the need for that test for as long as may be," the senator
said.

     Senator Sedalia and Gissanniah were at the White Tower early.  "Better to spend
some time waiting," the senator said, "than arrive on time and find our appointment
had been preponed and we missed it."
     "Prepone?  Is that a word?"
     "Yes.  Prepone or antipone, either one, they go with postpone as the reverse
case."  He dismissed that issue with a gesture.  "As it is, here we are and--"
     The door at the rear of the waiting room opened.  The man who stood there was
completely unmemorable, a perfect bureaucratic type... except for his eyes.  Dark,
and sharp as nails.  He seemed surprised them, and he frowned.  "Sedalia from Iaye?"
     "In person," the senator said, standing.  "If the king is ready to see us now,
we--"
     "The king cannot see you at all," the bureaucrat said.  "He is unwell and needs
his rest."
     "His kingdom is unwell and needs his attention," Sedalia countered.
     The man's eyes darkened further, sharpened further.  No one but a politician
could have stood up to that piercing scrutiny without a twitch.  "The king cannot see
you," he repeated.
     "So be it, can we see him?"
     "I said--"
     "Just see him, to verify his presence.  Proof of life," the senator said.
"There are people in the Andorian League who have begun to question his continued
survival."
     "I, who am the Master of the White Tower for the Lady Sheila, say the king lives
and is here, but ill.  This is enough.  Who would question me?"
     "Many people across the Andorian League, I should think.  Come now, it would be
a simple matter to just let us take a quick look in on him.  No need to disturb him,
all we need is to SEE him."
     "You are impertinent.  It is impossible.  Leave."  He stepped back into the room
behind him, of which they had no glimpse, and shut the door.
     "That was a very strange encounter," Sedalia said.  "Do you think--?"
     "I think we should do as we were told and leave," Gissanniah said.  "Without
discussion."  Dropping her voice to just above a whisper, she added, "The walls may
have ears."
     "Ah.  Yes, silly of me not to have thought of that."  He held open the outer
door for her.  "It seems a shame to return to Iaye--or wherever--without more
information, but I can't see that we have any other options.  Waiting around here...
I don't think that paper-pusher is going to soften and let us in, do you?"
     "Not in this lifetime!"  Gissanniah turned toward the ferry.  Or, at least,
toward the road that would eventually take them to the ferry.  "I don't like the feel
of this place, and the sooner I'm away from it, the happier I'll be."
     "Quite understandable, dear lady," the senator said.  He fell into step beside
her.  They walked in silence for a block.  Two blocks.  The traffic was lighter than
it had been the day before, the district around the White Tower seeming almost
deserted.  It occurred to Sedalia that this could have a sinister implication, and he
peered searchingly into every alley they passed, every mist-shrouded doorway.
"Something is wrong here," he said quietly.
     Beside him, Gissanniah shivered and put her hand on the hilt of her sword.
"There's going to be an ambush," she said just as quietly.  "That Master of the White
Tower does not want us taking any news to the people of the League."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): LORD BYRON of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): MOLYNEUX of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): 365 GTB4 of HOT WHEELS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MITCHELL PAIGE of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): BYRON of SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): BENITO CHATTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 294): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): NEVERWAKE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 583): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 579): MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 579): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 572): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 541): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 532): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): THE ZEN ZONE (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 425): THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 195): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 475): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 590): SELIA STORM of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                               SAFFRON SKUNK of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 589): FLEA BAG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 590): ABBOTT of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 576): UP-CHUCKY of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 578): MANUEL PEREZ of MEDAL OF HONOR A3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 571): DON FRANCIS of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
                         JACK STRAW of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 523): NIVIX of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute your effort, Onewolf, but this appears to have been my day.

                                    Selia Storm

P.S.  Shortsword?  If this is a joke, I'm not laughing.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARUAK CITY since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  ARUAK CITY 
watched with glee as NEVERWAKE got knocked off top spot by BULLDOGS!  Hmmmph!  I 
always thought TARSUS DOLPHINS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 
1-4-1!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm 
gonna be...  Well, TECHNO 8's 5th moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  ANIMAL FARM showed 
ARUAK CITY what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 
3-1-0.  What's with SMUSH?  He actually beat ANIMAL FARM's LILAC LIZARD, and walked 
away with 26 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at COLORIFIC while they 
watched SNOW WHITE clobber TEMPTRESS.  She lost 23 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  I'm sure ARUAK CITY is excited about CHIEF SITTING 
BULL, the new Duelmaster from BULLDOGS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as 
I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow 
fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, NEVERWAKE!  In my 
day, no team with a 143-147-18 would scare me off!  What's the problem, BULLDOGS?  
What do people see in TRUFFLE?  His 3-0-0?  TECHNO 8 ain't talkin', but he's got 36 
points.  SLAG of NEVERWAKE knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged HORSEFLY of KRILL 
CAVALRY who is up by 19.  Now was this a wise move?  SLAG perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was subdued by HORSEFLY and ended up with 42 recognition 
points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Some people in ARUAK CITY think SHI-ALOOD was too 
harsh when they sent THRESHER (7-2-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  
Yeah, yeah, DIN WHITEBLADE killed MINDORVA, who was "too young to die."  Well, she 
was a fighter, and that's what you have to face.  Someone told TWINK that IMMORTALS 
never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is 
right sorry.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      24   8  0   117       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONEWOLF 5505                 34   7  0   157       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 SMUSH 6916                   13   2  0   114       NEVERWAKE (508)
 SLEDGE 6917                  16   6  3   112       NEVERWAKE (508)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           23  34  0   103       ELFQUEST (515)
 PONY 6820                    19  27  0   103       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 KORO CLOUD 6618              17  49  0   100       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 GALLOWS POLE 5496            17   7  0    99       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-BLACK EYE 6946               11   4  0    98       COLORIFIC (511)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            19  38  0    95       ELFQUEST (515)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARK 6915                    17  13  0    86       BULLDOGS (157)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            15   3  0    86       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-LITTLE CROW 6007             11   2  1    83       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 SNOW WHITE 7010               8   2  0    83       COLORIFIC (511)
 JON FLUTE 6922               12  19  0    79       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   0  0    78       COLORIFIC (511)
 TOLIN 2902                    8   5  2    77       DAMOONS 2 (279)
-SILVER SNAIL 7006             8   2  1    75       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILET MIGNON 6981            16   4  1    66       BULLDOGS (157)
 HORSEFLY 6860                13  25  0    64       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 TEMPTRESS 2742               10  12  0    64       DAMOONS 2 (279)
 SLY APPARITION 7000          10   7  1    58       IMMORTALS (85)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             6   0  0    58       COLORIFIC (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOEBRINGER 7049               4   0  1    56       NEVERWAKE (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARLIN DOBBS 5486            10   8  1    55       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 PANGOLIN 5219                 8   3  0    52       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005            8   2  0    48       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ORYX 5216                     6   4  0    48       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 DIN WHITEBLADE 7027           5   4  2    44       IMMORTALS (85)
 SLAG 6947                     6   3  0    42       NEVERWAKE (508)
-PIGSTICKER 7035               4   0  0    42       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
-CAT RIO 597                   7  15  1    37       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 OCELOT 5218                   6   4  0    37       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 WISDOM 2831                   9   9  0    36       DAMOONS 2 (279)
 TRUFFLE 7091                  3   0  0    36       TECHNO 8 (609)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              9   8  0    35       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORKING MAN 7087              3   0  0    32       IMMORTALS (85)
 DARTH DONUT 7085              2   0  0    31       COFFEE WARS (608)
 PUPPY LOVE 7026               5   4  0    27       BULLDOGS (157)
 TRIPPER 7093                  2   1  0    27       TECHNO 8 (609)
 THUNK 7090                    3   0  1    26       TECHNO 8 (609)
 NIGHT SHADE 5217              4   5  1    25       SHI-ALOOD (477)
-WINTER DAWN 7014              2   0  0    24       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTER BURRO 7062             4   0  0    23       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TWINK 7092                    2   1  1    23       TECHNO 8 (609)
-SARAH BELLUM 7003             3   6  0    19       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 GLORF 7043                    2   5  0    17       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 TOM SAWYER 7101               1   0  1    17       IMMORTALS (85)
 JAVA THE HUTT 7084            2   0  0    16       COFFEE WARS (608)
 JAX 7039                      4   2  0    14       SINEW (602)
 TWEEDLE 7094                  2   1  0    14       TECHNO 8 (609)
 KAI 7040                      3   4  0    13       SINEW (602)
 SHADOWCUB 7032                3   3  0    12       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
 TREMOR 7038                   2   5  1    12       SINEW (602)
 BOWIE-KNIFE 7071              1   1  0    12       DEADMAN'S HAND (505)
 ARWEN 7042                    2   5  0    11       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 HATARI 7041                   1   6  0     9       SINEW (602)
 VARDEN 7037                   1   6  0     9       SINEW (602)
-VIXEN LA RUE 7063             2   2  0     8       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-BAGEL FETT 7086               1   0  0     8       COFFEE WARS (608)
 ZARTIBUS 7044                 0   7  0     7       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 SOUL OF NAHUM 7099            1   0  1     6       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
-COFFBACCA 7082                1   0  0     6       COFFEE WARS (608)
-YODEL 7083                    0   1  0     1       COFFEE WARS (608)
-DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089             0   1  0     1       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           0   1  0     1       IMMORTALS (85)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CATTLE TRAIL 7105       0  1 0 BULLDOGS 157         SOUL OF NAHUM 7099    591   
HIBERT 7100             0  1 0 DAMOONS 2 279        SHEWISH GIANT         591  NONE
MINDORVA 2988           2  1 0 DAMOONS 2 279        DIN WHITEBLADE 7027   591   
TINA MOPOLIS 7058       1  1 0 HELL'S BELLES 68     TREMOR 7038           587  REVENGED
VENUS V. DIVINCI 827    6  4 0 HELL'S BELLES 68     WOEBRINGER 7049       589   
JAK SILVERFLAME 7060    2  3 0 IMMORTALS 85         TWINK 7092            590  JUST REVENGED
JOE THE SPLICE 6938    10 14 1 IMMORTALS 85         SILVER SNAIL 7006     588   
THRESHER 5220           7  3 0 SHI-ALOOD 477        WURM KIN              591  NONE
CORTEZ II 7069          2  2 0 TARSUS DOLPHINS 603  TOM SAWYER 7101       591   
NAHUM 7045              3  2 0 TARSUS DOLPHINS 603  HARLIN DOBBS 5486     589   
DEADWOLF 7103           0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     BLACK ORC             591  NONE
DEADWOLF2 7104          0  1 0 WOLFBROTHERS 506     DARK CHAMPION         591  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Selia Storm -- Congratulations again on your Duelmastership.  Duelmasters keep
drinking free at The Bulldog Inn. See you there. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Pony -- Loved your play on words with Bark!  "A little horse..."!  Good one! --
Kennelworth

Pony -- I just don't have it with you, do I?  A salute to you.  There will be no
horsemeat on my table. -- Bark

Walk The Line -- You walkum, me sittum.  Me winnum. -- Chief Sitting Bull

Horsefly -- That will teach you to hang around me. -- Filet Mignon

Slag -- So much for that affection! -- Puppy Love (and one for The Doc)

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Kennelworth

Me critters bea runnin' blimey hot!  Aye. -- Mino

Selia -- I just had to give it a whirl.  Skunks are always sacrificing themselves for
something or another. -- Saffron Skunk

There you go again (and again and again), Onewolf!  Avoiding me!  Poor little old me.
Can't take the smell? -- Saffron Skunk

Pony -- What?  I am not a crustacean?  I knew I shouldn't believe anything the Silver
Snail told me! -- Lilac Lizard (a fancy purple reptile)

Tremor -- I was to slick to handle, eh? -- Butter Burro

Smush -- THAT was the most fun I have had in a long time.  A Doc a day keeps the
smell in play and a smile on my day.  (wink) -- Saffron Skunk

Koro Cloud -- Come on down to earth before you get eaten alive! -- Lilac Lizard (who
wasn't hungry this time)

Delia's Gone -- You almost were, you know.  Gone, gone, gone. -- Black Eye, Proud
Colorific

Dangerous Criminal -- The dwarves warned me about people like you!  I'm glad I didn't
kill you, so you can go back where you belong and suffer. -- Snow White

Sly Apparition -- I guess I couldn't convince you I was a pink elephant? -- Ecru
Elephant

Bark -- Ah, you'll have to work on that a little.  Too much barking, not to mention
baying at the sky, during a heavy rainstorm can lead to being half-drowned or WORSE.
-- Pony

Filet Mignon -- Ah, what a little filly you are!  I'd like to bite you on the neck
and the shoulder and, um, other places, too.... -- Horsefly

Lilac Lizard -- I couldn't bear to get blood on you.  It would have clashed with your
delicate lilac shade. -- Koro Cloud

Gallows Pole -- Well, damn.  I wouldn't've thought you could hang me so effectively
being that you're only an inch taller.  Guess I'll have to bring my rope-cutters next
time we meet. -- Jon Flute

Our congratulations to Saffron Skunk -- Jorja and the Krill Cavalry

Selia Storm -- Congrats on all the accomplishments you have gotten.  Good job. --
Dartor

Techro -- That was not very nice of you.  That was the best p-lunge rollup I've had.
Luckily, his replacement is an even better p-lunger.  This might be the guy to
finally finish my list of styles to Advanced from here. -- Dartor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THRESHER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HIBERT was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEADWOLF2 was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEADWOLF was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WORKING MAN unbelievably bested TWINK in a popular 4 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
GALLOWS POLE savagely defeated WALK THE LINE in a 19 minute Challenge competition.
BARK bested JON FLUTE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Challenge match.
SMUSH overpowered LILAC LIZARD in a action packed 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SLAG lost to HORSEFLY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GLORF was vanquished by TRUFFLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TREMOR was overpowered by BUTTER BURRO in a 2 minute uneven Challenge match.
KAI was outlasted by PUPPY LOVE in a tiresome 20 minute Challenge fight.
ZARTIBUS was demolished by THUNK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
TRIPPER devastated ARWEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
TWEEDLE viciously subdued VARDEN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody Challenge bout.
DARTH DONUT overpowered SHADOWCUB in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
JAVA THE HUTT won victory over HATARI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.
SELIA STORM was unbelievably bested by CHIEF SITTING BULL in a 2 minute Title brawl.
SLEDGE savagely defeated DELIA'S GONE in a exciting 3 minute gory veteran's bout.
SAFFRON SKUNK overcame KORO CLOUD in a 2 minute master's competition.
PONY savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
TOLIN overcame SLY APPARITION in a action packed 1 minute duel.
TEMPTRESS was devastated by SNOW WHITE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FILET MIGNON defeated ORYX in a action packed 2 minute fight.
PANGOLIN overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
OCELOT was outlasted by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a tiresome 7 minute bout.
ECRU ELEPHANT won victory over WISDOM in a action packed 2 minute gruesome bout.
MINDORVA was executed by DIN WHITEBLADE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
JAX was overcome by NIGHT SHADE in a exciting 1 minute duel.
BOWIE-KNIFE overpowered CINDERELLA MAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CORTEZ II was easily killed by TOM SAWYER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SOUL OF NAHUM killed CATTLE TRAIL in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         AIMED BLOW        39 -  17 -  2      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       73 -  45 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  32 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  46 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  16 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  26 -  2      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  10 -  1      23  |

Turn 591 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       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         5  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872    24   8  0  117 BULLDOGS (157)
AIMED BLOW       SMUSH 6916                 13   2  0  114 NEVERWAKE (508)
LUNGING ATTACK   SLEDGE 6917                16   6  3  112 NEVERWAKE (508)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  17  13  0   86 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW WHITE 7010             8   2  0   83 COLORIFIC (511)
BASHING ATTACK   TOLIN 2902                  8   5  2   77 DAMOONS 2 (279)
SLASHING ATTACK  PANGOLIN 5219               8   3  0   52 SHI-ALOOD (477)
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 
SLEDGE 6917.  The ten other most popular fighters were TWINK 7092, TWEEDLE 7094, PONY 
6820, ORYX 5216, JON FLUTE 6922, SMUSH 6916, ECRU ELEPHANT 7005, HORSEFLY 6860, CHIEF 
SITTING BULL 6872, and TOLIN 2902.

The least popular fighter this week was WALK THE LINE 6708.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GALLOWS POLE 5496, PUPPY LOVE 7026, KAI 7040, OCELOT 5218, 
CORTEZ II 7069, CINDERELLA MAN 7102, JAX 7039, MINDORVA 2988, TEMPTRESS 2742, and 
KORO CLOUD 6618.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SLEDGE (11-6917) NEVERWAKE (508)

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

SAFFRON SKUNK (11-6910) ANIMAL FARM (510)
SELIA STORM (11-6953) KRILL CAVALRY (374)