DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/23/2008    Duedate: 06/05/2008

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHIEF SITTING BULL
BULLDOGS (157)
(11-6872) [27-8-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHIEF SITTING BULL             TRUFFLE
BULLDOGS (157)                 TECHNO 8 (609)
(11-6872) [27-8-0,129]         (11-7091) [5-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PONY                           SNOW WHITE
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            COLORIFIC (511)
(11-6820) [20-29-0,102]        (11-7010) [10-2-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ANIMAL FARM (510)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BULLDOGS (157)              46
2. IMMORTALS (85)              36      COLORIFIC (511)
3. ANIMAL FARM (510)           28      Unchartered Team
4. ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)       22
5. HELL'S BELLES (68)          17      TECHNO 8 (609)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COFFEE WARS (608)          8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 ANIMAL FARM (510)        10  0 0
 2/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          352 178 12 66.4   2/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)           10  4 0
 3/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1116 631 38 63.9   3/ 9 SINEW (602)               8  6 0
 4- 5 SHI-ALOOD (477)           33  21  2 61.1   4/ 4 IMMORTALS (85)            8  7 0
 5/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)           %1008 745 30 57.5   5/ 6 HELL'S BELLES (68)        7  8 1
 6/ 3*TECHNO 8 (609)            17  13  2 56.7   6/ 8 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       5  8 0
 7/10 IMMORTALS (85)           895 %1000 71 47.2   7/ 5 TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)     5  9 0
 8/11 ELFQUEST (515)           289 356 12 44.8   8/ 3*TECHNO 8 (609)            5 10 0
 9/12 SINEW (602)               19  29  1 39.6   9/10 COLORIFIC (511)           4  2 0
10-13 DAMOONS 2 (279)           47  83  3 36.2  10- 7 SHI-ALOOD (477)           3  2 1
11/14 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      360 636  8 36.1  11-11*COFFEE WARS (608)         2  2 0
12/15 HELL'S BELLES (68)        42  75  3 35.9  12-12 DAMOONS 2 (279)           2  3 0
13/16 TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)     15  32  1 31.9  13/15 ELFQUEST (515)            1  5 0
14/ 0*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)      1   4  0 20.0  14/ 0*ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)     0  3 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[ The Andorian Succession #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     Lenpro watched the last of the gladiators leave, clearing the common room of the
Krill Cavalry guildhouse for his conference with Fandil.  They were probably decent
people, but he didn't know them, and the situation did not incline him to trust any
stranger.
     "It will be fine," Fandil said.  "They won't go blabbing about our presence, and
they won't hear anything that matters, anyway."  He gestured, and a faint shimmer
sprang up, form a hemisphere in the room, enclosing the two of them.  "This will
ensure that there are no eavesdroppers."
     After a moment, Lenpro shrugged.  "Okay, it's what we've got to work with,
anyway.  Where do we start, then?"
     "With the king, I think.  No one's heard seen him in... two or three years, at
least, I think?"
     Lenpro nodded.  "At least."
     "Nor heard anything that constitutes persuasive evidence that he is still alive,
still functional, and concerned with his job."
     Lenpro nodded again, imapatiently.  "I know all that.  You know all that--"
     "Just making sure we both know that we both know," Fandil said.  "Assumptions
are the shifting sands under faulty planning.  All the information we can gather
indicates that the king has spent the past several years on the Isle, never leaving
it.  Anything official coming out of Andor is signed by Herlas d'Arenju, styling
himself 'First Minister to the King'.  He is said to be Fratsfan, but he isn't listed
in the Fratsfan Register of Noble Houses and Scions."
     "Does that matter?  That he isn't a nobleman?"
     "I don't suppose so, in itself.  But I would like to find some indication of his
background, somewhere.  At this point," Fandil said, suddenly exasperated, "I can't
even prove that he's Frastfan!"
     "Or that he's ill-intentioned," Lenpro added, scowling.  "He could just be
really stupid when it comes to running a government."
     "Or the front man for a committee," Fandil agreed.
     Lenpro nodded but brushed the issue aside.  "Same thing.  That isn't one of the
core questions.  Later, it might be important, but first," he paused to make sure he
had Fandil's full attention, "the first question is, Do we believe that the true and
proper king of Andoria is doing his proper job?"
     The two managers locked eyes over the scarred table.  "No," they said
simultaneously.
     "Okay, second question, is there anything we can do to bring the king back to
the point of doing that job?"  He waved one hand casually.  "Setting aside the matter
of whether or not we can get at the king.  IF we can reach the king, do we believe he
can be gotten back on the job?"
     A silence.  A long silence.  The clock against the guildhouse wall ticked,
chimed, struck the hour, ticked on.  Finally Fandil sighed.  "No," he said again.
"Not according to the little I've heard."
     Lenpro nodded again.  "Third question:  Does the king have recognized heirs?"
     "No.  No one that any person has seen or heard of in years.  The rumors..." the
old mage shrugged, "they're said to have vanished from the Isle, probably into some
other dimension.  Regardless, they're gone."
     "Right, so we're talking about establishing a new royal line, or trying for some
other form of government, but at the least, we're talking a rebellion."
     "If there's effectively no king--"
     "There's a bureaucracy, inefficient and corrupt as it is, which is the
acknowledged legal channel of government," Lenpro said.  "You think they're going to
smile and say, 'Oh, what a good idea, we're behind you all the way!'?  I don't.
They'll fight."
     "No army to speak of."
     "Plenty of assassins, though."
     "I don't think one of the, ah, non-royal types of government would work in
Andoria at this time," Fandil said.  "I've seen them elsewhere, and people have to be
prepared before they can accept such an order and make it work.  But king-making...
that's tricky."
     Lenpro smiled, for the first time since the meeting had begun.  "We've got a
perfect candidate ready to hand," he said.  "The Fratsfan Emperor Alonj."

The Isle of the Eye:

     "I will never eat fish again," Senator Sedalia muttered from under the cover of
the tarp.
     "You won't need to," Gissanniah whispered back.  "You're going to have as much
trouble getting that smell out of your mustache as I will getting it of my hair."
     Sedalia's hand went automatically to his mustache, and he sighed.  It was limp
and untidy, in need of a wash, a trim, and fresh waxing.  "It's a sacrifice," he
agreed, "but a senator does what he must for his constituents."  He sighed
theatrically, teasing a smile out of his companion.  It was part of his duty, after
all, to keep her spirits up.  "How much longer will we have to lie here waiting, I
wonder?"
     Gissanniah raised her head just enough to peer through a crack in the side of
the cart.  "I don't see our driver anywhere," she said after a moment.  "At least, he
isn't on this side of the cart."
     Both gladiators listened for a moment to the sound of voices.  Too far away for
them to make out the words, their driver was talking to... someone.  Not guards, this
was no checkpoint, but someone.  Stung by a sudden surmise, Sedalia glanced across at
his companion.  Gissanniah was looking toward him, eyes widening with the same
thought.
     "He's betraying us," Sedalia said, certainty crystalizing as he said the words.
     "He promised he wouldn't tell any of the guards--"
     "He said nothing about not telling other people... who might carry word to the
guards.  Out, of here, now!  Your side is probably the less observed."
     "Right."  Gissanniah twitched up the tarp, peered out, then slid through the
smallest possible opening.  "Clear right now," she said.
     The senator followed.  Good so far.  The sides of the cart were so high that
whoever was talking on the other side could not see them, and it was only thirty feet
to the edge of the woods.  Sedalia didn't know why Lady Sheila had decreed that most
of the Isle was to be left wooded, but he was glad of it now.  The two of them walked
quietly on a straight line from the cart to the trees.  No one tried to stop them,
called out, no one appeared at all.
     Once they were under cover, Sedalia stopped and looked back.  "That was too
easy," he said.

Zorpunt:

     "Alonj?"  Fandil's eyebrows rose.  "I have always undestood that he is simple-
minded at best, possibly unstable."
     "You're out of touch," Lenpro said.  "Lady Fern has been back in Fratsfa for
some time now, and she's observed the government there closely.  She says that he's
'sane, steady, decent, and of at least normal intelligence'--her theory is that he
was manipulated by his regents and advisors to give the impression of incompetence."
     "And what's to stop them from being no better than the bureaucracy in Andor?"
     "His wife.  According to Lady Fern, the Empress Kitiara is... very firm, very
competent, very loyal, rather dangerous in her own right, and she's given Alonj three
children already--two sons and a daughter."

Andor:

     Herlas d'Arenju frowned at the Chief Scribe.  "I don't know what you're playing
at, Hesselbod, but I don't like what I'm seeing and hearing.  A semblance of
normality--you said this yourself--is essential to maintaining order.  An increase in
taxes and an edict of conscription to double the size of the standing army is not
normality."
     The bureaucrat shrugged minimally, his face remaining blank.  "There are
increasing reports of trouble in the Karnhorn area," he said.  "That makes an
increase in the army and the taxes proper.  If we later end up using them for other
things, that's later."
     "Not very much later!"
     "The Aruaki have always been troublemakers," the scribe said.  "Allowing them to
settle here in the first place was the mistake.  I merely propose that it's time to
take corrective measures.  This five-step program should do what is needful.  First,
close the border of the Clanholds--"
     "Easy to say, hard to do," Herlas countered.  "Land and water both?  And what
of--"
     "You have described yourself as a magician," Hesselbod said.  "Prove it now.
Cage the beast-people as the first step in our campaign to exterminate them."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  TECHNO 8 after a sorry 1-4-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
SINEW can attest...  BULLDOGS posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  Everybody loves a 
winner...  Practice pays for GRAVETWIST, who pummelled KAI, to pocket 17 points.  
ZARTIBUS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to THUNK and 
losing 12 points in the process!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as SLY 
APPARITION of IMMORTALS met the Duelmaster.  CHIEF SITTING BULL successfully staved 
off a grab for the roses by SLY APPARITION of IMMORTALS.  Does ARUAK CITY have no one 
talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in ARUAK CITY is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in ARUAK CITY avoid DAMOONS 2.  Like a pup with its tail between 
its legs, BULLDOGS scurried away from DAMOONS 2.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, ZARTIBUS 
is the most challenged warrior.  CAT RIO challenged HORSEFLY!  Who says HELL'S BELLES 
are just a bunch of wimps!  CAT RIO of HELL'S BELLES kept his wits as he was subdued 
by HORSEFLY.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in ARUAK CITY would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARUAK CITY is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872      27   8  0   129       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            18   3  0   111       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 WALK THE LINE 6708           24  36  0   108       ELFQUEST (515)
 SLY APPARITION 7000          12   8  1   103       IMMORTALS (85)
 PONY 6820                    20  29  0   102       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SNOW WHITE 7010              10   2  0   102       COLORIFIC (511)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707            19  41  0    98       ELFQUEST (515)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK EYE 6946               13   5  0    90       COLORIFIC (511)
 FILET MIGNON 6981            18   5  1    86       BULLDOGS (157)
-SILVER SNAIL 7006             9   2  1    83       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 JON FLUTE 6922               13  21  0    80       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               5   0  0    78       COLORIFIC (511)
 ECRU ELEPHANT 7005           10   2  0    76       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BARK 6915                    18  15  0    71       BULLDOGS (157)
 HORSEFLY 6860                14  27  0    69       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TOLIN 2902                    8   6  2    69       DAMOONS 2 (279)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTRESS 2742               11  12  0    66       DAMOONS 2 (279)
-ORYX 5216                     7   4  1    60       SHI-ALOOD (477)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             6   0  0    58       COLORIFIC (511)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY LOVE 7026               7   5  0    51       BULLDOGS (157)
 TRUFFLE 7091                  5   1  0    51       TECHNO 8 (609)
-WISDOM 2831                  10   9  0    45       DAMOONS 2 (279)
 CAT RIO 597                   8  17  1    45       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 TRIPPER 7093                  3   3  0    44       TECHNO 8 (609)
 THUNK 7090                    4   2  1    41       TECHNO 8 (609)
-OCELOT 5218                   7   4  0    40       SHI-ALOOD (477)
-BUTTER BURRO 7062             6   0  0    37       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-GREEN THUMB 6830              9   9  0    36       COLORIFIC (511)
 WORKING MAN 7087              5   1  0    36       IMMORTALS (85)
-DARTH DONUT 7085              3   1  0    34       COFFEE WARS (608)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARAH BELLUM 7003             5   7  0    33       HELL'S BELLES (68)
-PANGOLIN 5219                 8   4  0    29       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 DIN WHITEBLADE 7027           6   6  2    28       IMMORTALS (85)
 JAX 7039                      6   2  0    28       SINEW (602)
 VIXEN LA RUE 7063             4   3  0    28       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 LEATHER HIDE 7106             2   0  0    26       BULLDOGS (157)
 GRAVETWIST 5253               1   2  0    25       ETHEREAL ANGELS (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAI 7040                      6   4  0    22       SINEW (602)
 ARWEN 7042                    3   7  0    22       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 ZARTIBUS 7044                 2   8  0    21       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 HATARI 7041                   2   8  0    20       SINEW (602)
-NIGHT SHADE 5217              4   6  1    19       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           2   2  0    19       IMMORTALS (85)
 ROXANNA DEHEDD 7097           1   2  0    19       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 TREMOR 7038                   3   7  1    17       SINEW (602)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             2   0  0    17       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 GLORF 7043                    3   7  0    16       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
 TOM SAWYER 7101               2   2  1    14       IMMORTALS (85)
 VARDEN 7037                   2   8  0    14       SINEW (602)
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           1   0  0    11       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-JAVA THE HUTT 7084            3   1  0    10       COFFEE WARS (608)
 TWEEDLE 7094                  2   4  0    10       TECHNO 8 (609)
-BAGEL FETT 7086               1   0  0     8       COFFEE WARS (608)
-MELETH NIN 7109               1   0  0     8       SHI-ALOOD (477)
 DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089             1   3  1     7       HELL'S BELLES (68)
 SOUL OF NAHUM 7099            1   3  1     7       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
-COFFBACCA 7082                1   0  0     6       COFFEE WARS (608)
 CORTEZ III 7108               1   1  0     5       TARSUS DOLPHINS (603)
-YODEL 7083                    0   1  0     1       COFFEE WARS (608)
 STABLEBOY 7118                0   1  0     1       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-NIPPETSPLIT 7110              0   1  0     1       DAMOONS 2 (279)

'-' 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   
AVO BEDO 7111           0  1 0 DAMOONS 2 279        DOUCEZ WYLDE 7089     593   
MINDORVA 2988           2  1 0 DAMOONS 2 279        DIN WHITEBLADE 7027   591  REVENGED
DEAD 5254               0  1 0 ETHEREAL ANGELS 481  SHEWISH GIANT         594  NONE
DEAD 2 5255             0  1 0 ETHEREAL ANGELS 481  MOUNTAIN TROLL        594  NONE
JAK SILVERFLAME 7060    2  3 0 IMMORTALS 85         TWINK 7092            590  REVENGED
CORTEZ II 7069          2  2 0 TARSUS DOLPHINS 603  TOM SAWYER 7101       591  REVENGED
TUPP 7112               0  1 0 TECHNO 8 609         SHEWISH GIANT         594  NONE
TWINK 7092              3  2 1 TECHNO 8 609         ORYX 5216             593   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, my brothers Lenpro and Fandil The Wise are working together to right the king?
They are formidable together, and I wish them well. -- Kennelworth

Dartor -- Such very kind words.  Thank you.  And thanks also for the great names. --
Kennelworth

Cinderella Man -- That'll teach you a few boxing lessons from a near Raging Bull. --
Leather Hide

Temptress -- You were way too much for me!  But sooooo tempting.  Salute. -- Puppy
Love

Cat Rio -- I can only say that felt good. -- Bark

Pony -- You would do that?  Don't you love me any more?  (grin)  And salute. -- Filet
Mignon

Walk The Line -- You walked, and you walked, and you walked, and thunk. -- Chief
Sitting Bull (interpreted by The Bulldog Scribe)

Chief Sitting Bull -- Keep up the good work.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog
Inn. -- Kennelworth (proprietor)

Rumor has it that both Adie and Darque are returning next round?  The Heart & Soul Of
Andoria welcomes them.  (Us too!) -- Kennelworth

Ahoy mates!  Me critters bea bitin, I be seein! -- Mino

Nippetsplit -- What a pair we were on the sands. -- Mocha Monkey

Koro Cloud -- I had fun with that.  What did you think? -- Lilac Lizard

Working Man -- Well, now, that was overtime.  I took a chance and guessed, and the
slippery hee haw was too much for you, eh? -- Butter Burro

Horsefly -- Watch out for my trunk, little gnat! -- Ecru Elephant

Kung Fu Master, ....., M. Chardinee .......!  Come on, where are you gutsy
challengers out there?  Fraidy Cats? -- Black Eye and Snow White, Proud Colorifics

Top Career Team!  Ain't no Bulldog!  Ain't no Immortals.  Sure ain't no Animal Farm.
Thinkin' purple............. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Lilac Lizard -- Ah, delicately tinted one, we have a last dance before I go into
retirement.  I am surprised to find that I will miss you. -- Koro Cloud
P.S.  Which is not a reflection on your character but merely the difference between
our species.

Filet Mignon -- Tender and delightful, as you should be.  Artfully arranged and
pleasing to the palette. -- Pony

Ecru Elephant -- Would you happen to be the twin to Ebony Elephant?  A nasty fellow I
knew up north, Eb was.  Still is, I suppose. -- Horsefly
P.S.  He'd have a fit if he caught me beating up on his sister, which is why I went
easy.

Tolin -- I've got a good rust-remover, if you should feel the need?  Amazing how it
gets into the joints, isn't it? -- Jon Flute

Filet Mignon -- Of course not!  Grilling, if done properly, is not detrimental to a
fine cut of meat, but there are other ways of appreciating it. -- Jon Flute, prepared
to do a bunch of appreciating with no fire involved

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD 2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TUPP was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEAD was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
LILAC LIZARD bested PONY in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SLY APPARITION slimly lost to CHIEF SITTING BULL in a 6 minute Challenge Title brawl.
FILET MIGNON luckily beat JON FLUTE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
CAT RIO was savagely defeated by HORSEFLY in a 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
PUPPY LOVE unbelievably bested TRIPPER in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
THUNK vanquished ZARTIBUS in a exciting 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fight.
TWEEDLE was overpowered by HATARI in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
MOCHA MONKEY devastated SOUL OF NAHUM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
LEATHER HIDE demolished CORTEZ III in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WALK THE LINE overcame BARK in a 6 minute veteran's conflict.
DELIA'S GONE was viciously subdued by SNOW WHITE in a 6 minute mismatched bout.
BLACK EYE was narrowly defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
ECRU ELEPHANT devastated TRUFFLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SARAH BELLUM demolished TREMOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DIN WHITEBLADE savagely defeated VARDEN in a 3 minute bloody fight.
WORKING MAN unbelievably bested VIXEN LA RUE in a popular 4 minute gory contest.
ARWEN lost to JAX in a popular 3 minute match.
KAI unbelievably bested GRAVETWIST in a 2 minute duel.
GLORF was handily defeated by ROXANNA DEHEDD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DOUCEZ WYLDE was luckily beaten by SONG OF SUMMER in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TOM SAWYER overpowered STABLEBOY in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
CINDERELLA MAN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         AIMED BLOW        32 -  18 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       76 -  47 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  31 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  47 -  3      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  3      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  25 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  13 -  1      13  |

Turn 594 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872    27   8  0  129 BULLDOGS (157)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SLY APPARITION 7000        12   8  1  103 IMMORTALS (85)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOW WHITE 7010            10   2  0  102 COLORIFIC (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLACK EYE 6946             13   5  0   90 COLORIFIC (511)
BASHING ATTACK   ECRU ELEPHANT 7005         10   2  0   76 ANIMAL FARM (510)
WALL OF STEEL    BARK 6915                  18  15  0   71 BULLDOGS (157)
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 
SNOW WHITE 7010.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLY APPARITION 7000, PONY 
6820, JON FLUTE 6922, TRIPPER 7093, BLACK EYE 6946, VIXEN LA RUE 7063, HORSEFLY 6860, 
ARWEN 7042, DIN WHITEBLADE 7027, and TUPP 7112.

The least popular fighter this week was GLORF 7043.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TREMOR 7038, TRUFFLE 7091, WALK THE LINE 6708, CORTEZ III 7108, 
ZARTIBUS 7044, CHIEF SITTING BULL 6872, STABLEBOY 7118, KAI 7040, JAX 7039, and 
WORKING MAN 7087.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WALK THE LINE (11-6708) ELFQUEST (515)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PERSIANA JONES 5427 (58-38-1)          3  3  0         SKASMONAUTS          
INTENDRID O'REILLY 2969 (72-61-0)      2  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
SWEET TOOTH 3248 (40-32-0)             1  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARRIS FALLSTAR 3471 (48-39-0)         7  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
DARK TOWER 1702 (88-55-0)              5  3  0         KING'S COURT         
CADDY JACKKNIFE 4288 (55-31-1)         4  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
HALO 6189 (42-20-2)                    2  3  0         NEVERWAKE            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAYN VANN TALUNEA 3931 (25-19-0)       7  3  0         GERFEL'S FRIENDS     
JACKHAMMER 6613 (21-11-6)              2  3  0         NEVERWAKE            

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHARGING BUFFALO 5764 (7-7-3)          4  3  0         TRIBAL COUNCIL       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760 (5-0-0)           14  2  0         ARMED & GREGARIOUS   
DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940 (1-4-0)       6  2  0  DEAD   ARMED & GREGARIOUS   
LITTLE CROW 6007 (11-2-1)              5  3  0         DEADMAN'S HAND       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRAVETWIST 5253 (1-1-0)                6  3  0         ETHEREAL ANGELS      
TRIPPER 7093 (2-1-0)                   4  3  0         TECHNO 8             
THUNK 7090 (3-0-1)                     3  3  0         TECHNO 8             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINTER DAWN 7014 (2-0-0)              14  2  0         WOLFBROTHERS         
PIGSTICKER 7035 (4-0-0)                8  3  1         DEADMAN'S HAND       
WOEBRINGER 7049 (4-0-1)                8  3  0         NEVERWAKE            
BUTTER BURRO 7062 (4-0-0)              5  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          
EAGLE EYE LACY 5368 (1-2-0)            2  3  0         FREAKSHOW            
DEVIL'S KNUCKLE 5544 (1-2-0)           1  3  0         DARK WIND            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STICKY ICKY 7066 (0-0-0)               5  3  0         B.C.'S FINEST        
NECROSHADE 7074 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         GRAVE DANCERS        

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BULLETPROOF MONK 4999 (4-7-1)          1  3  0         LUROCIANS EXTREME    

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LILAC LIZARD 6964 (15-3-0)             0  3  0         ANIMAL FARM          

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
QUEEN 7080 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         CHESS PIECES 11      
KING 7078 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         CHESS PIECES 11