DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2011    Duedate: 01/12/2012

ARUAK CITY ARENA

DM-11    TURN-688

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROSE ROOSTER
ANIMAL FARM (510)
(11-7340) [20-8-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROSE ROOSTER                   FRANKLIN
ANIMAL FARM (510)              NICK JR. (627)
(11-7340) [20-8-1,106]         (11-7409) [2-1-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORVO BLACK                    TAPIK
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            THE ASSEMBLY (338)
(11-7257) [19-41-0,103]        (11-3381) [9-6-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLORIFIC (511)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NICK JR. (627)              46
2. THE ASSEMBLY (338)          29      COLORIFIC (511)
3. THE HITCHHIKERS (619)       21      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             17
5. FURRY FURY (611)            11      NICK JR. (627)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*NICK JR. (627)            10   4  1 71.4   1/ 4 COLORIFIC (511)           9  4 0
 2/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          583 290 16 66.8   2/ 1 BULLDOGS (157)            9  5 1
 3/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1363 703 45 66.0   3/ 3 THE ASSEMBLY (338)        8  7 0
 4- 4*RAPSCALLIONS (628)         3   2  2 60.0   4/ 7*NICK JR. (627)            7  3 1
 5/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1278 868 41 59.6   5/ 2 THE HITCHHIKERS (619)     7  7 0
 6/ 6 THE ASSEMBLY (338)        41  34  4 54.7   6/ 8 FURRY FURY (611)          6  4 0
 7/ 7 FURRY FURY (611)          55  48  2 53.4   7/ 5 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 8/ 8 THE HITCHHIKERS (619)     96  95  4 50.3   8/ 6 ANIMAL FARM (510)         5  3 0
 9- 9*DREAD EMPIRE (615)         4   4  0 50.0   9- 9*RAPSCALLIONS (628)        3  2 2
10/ 0 IMMORTALS (85)           %1005 %1182 80 46.0  10/ 0 IMMORTALS (85)            0  1 0
11/10 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      520 938  8 35.7  11-10*OMEGA LEGION (601)        0  1 0
12-11*OMEGA LEGION (601)         0   3  0  0.0  12-11*DREAD EMPIRE (615)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): NORM QUESHA of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 287): FANTASSIN of F WORDS (Centauri, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): BLOODY KINK of THE SAVAGE KINKS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): CONSERVATORY of GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): BETTY FOURS of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): LOST IN PACE of PACE'S WILD (Pacemaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 632): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 629): THE HAND OF DOG of DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 620): MONSIGNOR MARK of FANIDLS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 515): MISS PASSIN' of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DIANGELIQUE of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 572): DOMINION of ZOMBIE SQUAD III (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 687): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 672): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 671): GOTTA GET A CLUE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 668): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 669): ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 632): CAPTAIN PLANET (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 629): DA DOG POWNDAZ (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 620): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 515): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 244): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 687): BLACK EYE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                               CANILIV CAT of FURRY FURY (Grimm, mgr.)
                   (turn 686): MARVIN of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 674): DARRON POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 667): JELLIA BOONE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 514): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD 113 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am THE Duelmaster!  Why do I have to write a DM Column?  Why doesn't some peon
write it for me.  You there!  Write this thing!
     Oh, Okay.  I can brag about myself!  Let ME write this.  I am, after all, a
Proud Colorific.  And I AM good.
    I am also wonderful.  I am 25-6 in the arena.  After all, who else can say that!
I am good!  I was born a modish TP as 10-18-10-7-19-8-12, and have taken potions,
pills, injections, pumped iron, and am now 12-21-10-9-21-9-13 with at least adex
parry and expert attack.  Attack?  For a total parry?  I am just plain good!  I was
in two tournaments and was 5-3 and a cheated 0-3, but I don't want to talk about that
now.  I am 1/31/3 with the BS and 0/5/0 with all else.  My skill learn rate is a
whopping 2.00.  I am good!
     I am retiring.  That's good!  Especially no more PPE!  My final note to each of
you is I hope you all lose and lose and lose and....
                   Black Eye, Proud Colorific Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  BULLDOGS?  Who?  COLORIFIC is the top team these days, buddies!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
COLORIFIC can attest...  NICK JR. posted a nice gain, to come in 4th.  Everybody 
loves a winner...  THE HITCHHIKERS had cause to celebrate, after BENJY MOUSE got 23 
points by beating YELLOW BELLY.  Well, Duelmaster BLACK EYE challenged KRILL 
CAVALRY's CORVO BLACK.  Is a 25-6-0 good enough?  CORVO BLACK found out that ARUAK 
CITY isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has it 
one team in ARUAK CITY is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are ARUAK CITY's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the 
warriors of THE ASSEMBLY should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided 
team...  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of BULLDOGS, so did that 
sorry team shy from THE ASSEMBLY Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, COWLICK is the most challenged 
warrior.  Word has it SMIMATSU suffered a romantic setback.  Note how he challenged 
COWLICK, 30 points his senior.  The gods smiled upon SMIMATSU, in his upset fight 
against COWLICK.  SMIMATSU gets a win, 24 points, and a free drink on me.  (Next 
week, OK?) BERLAM FOOTE found himself challenged by a warrior 19 below:  ROSE 
ROOSTER.  ROSE ROOSTER of ANIMAL FARM kept his wits as he overcame BERLAM FOOTE.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Sober up, young warriors, and take note of PAW's fate!  FRANKLIN of NICK JR. handily 
did him in.  Experience counts for something on ARUAK CITY's sands.  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ARUAK CITY?  On that giddy note I 
take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE ROOSTER 7340            20   8  1   106       ANIMAL FARM (510)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIMATSU 3378                 8   7  1   104       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 CORVO BLACK 7257             19  41  0   103       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-TINY MEERKAT 7242             6   4  0    97       FURRY FURY (611)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERLAM FOOTE 7289            17  31  0    87       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 COWLICK 7286                 22  12  0    85       BULLDOGS (157)
 PARAGON 3380                  8   7  2    85       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 WOOF WOOF 7357               14   5  0    84       BULLDOGS (157)
 COWABUNGA! 7360              16   7  0    81       BULLDOGS (157)
 TAPIK 3381                    9   6  0    73       THE ASSEMBLY (338)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A DOG'S LIFE 7395             7   1  2    66       BULLDOGS (157)
-NASTY ELEMENTAL 7293          9  10  1    64       IMMORTALS (85)
 SILVER HAIR 7386              8   4  1    62       COLORIFIC (511)
 BENJY MOUSE 7392              5   6  0    62       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
-CLARET CRAWDAD 7246          16   9  0    61       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-TOBY BLOODSPIKE 7314          7   7  0    60       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTERBROOK 3438               7   2  0    57       THE ASSEMBLY (338)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TICKLE ME TIGER 7391          7   2  0    54       FURRY FURY (611)
 YELLOW BELLY 7361            14   8  0    50       COLORIFIC (511)
 RED-EYE 7342                  9  12  1    50       COLORIFIC (511)
-ALABASTER AUK 7384            4   0  1    49       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SLARTIBARTFAST 7376           8  10  0    41       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
-WIN UGLY 7269                 4   3  0    35       DREAD EMPIRE (615)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEO GUARDSMAN 7317            9   4  0    33       IMMORTALS (85)
 JADOW 3452                    4   4  0    31       THE ASSEMBLY (338)
 FRANKLIN 7409                 2   1  1    30       NICK JR. (627)
 GEORGIE BOY 7374              3  19  0    29       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WILBERT FRUE 7387             6   8  0    26       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 BLUE'S CLUES 7407             2   1  0    26       NICK JR. (627)
 MAYDEE QUICK 7400             3   2  0    25       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 MING MING 7410                2   1  0    24       NICK JR. (627)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLUE BULLDOG 7385             1   1  0    20       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 TUCK 7411                     2   1  0    19       NICK JR. (627)
 WINNY 7408                    2   0  0    19       NICK JR. (627)
 GRAY AREA 7397                4   1  0    18       COLORIFIC (511)
 TANGERINE TURTLE 7398         3   2  0    14       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-CHEEKY MADCAP 7421            1   0  1    14       RAPSCALLIONS (628)
-VILLAN 7420                   1   0  1    14       RAPSCALLIONS (628)
-TUNGSTEN 7419                 1   0  0    13       RAPSCALLIONS (628)
-FINALLY 7020                  0   1  0     7       OMEGA LEGION (601)
 FENCHURCH 7413                1   3  0     6       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
 GAG HALFRUNT 7416             1   2  0     5       THE HITCHHIKERS (619)
-FHAI'TUL 7417                 0   1  0     1       RAPSCALLIONS (628)
-CHRUN'CHYN 7418               0   1  0     1       RAPSCALLIONS (628)
-FLASHFLIGHT 7389              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?
PAW 7414                2  1 0 BULLDOGS 157         FRANKLIN 7409         688   
SHADOW MEERKAT 7355     6  1 1 FURRY FURY 611       A DOG'S LIFE 7395     687   
PLOTSKI 7422            0  1 0 IMMORTALS 85         WURM KIN              688  NONE
FORD PREFECT 7306      14 21 0 THE HITCHHIKERS 619  BULL MOOSE 7341       684  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry Lord Marvin, I want you to know that I just loved your DM Column.  Well done!
And as there is no malice between us, I, and my Bulldogs, wish you good luck on your
boat ride and at The Isle. -- Kennelworth

We have a Black Eye for a Duelmaster of Aruak City?  (sigh)  Well, kudos to him, and
Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Oh, Gee, Mr. Grimm and you Shadow Meercats, I am so sorry.  I really did not mean to
kill Shadow Meerkat.  I didn't.  We Bulldogs just are not like that!  Mea maxima
culpa.  May he fight well in That Great Arena In The Sky. -- A Dog's Life

Grimm -- I, and all Bulldogs are sad for the death of Shadow Meerkat.  We truly hope
he was not a superior godling and that your new recruit is much much better.  I am
sorry to report that A Dog's Life will not be fighting in the arena again until after
The Face.  Perhaps then you can seek to wreck your vengeance.  Hopefully I shall see
you in Tempe and can express my condolences directly Face-To-Face in that final
chair. -- Kennelworth, Bulldogs

Corvo Black -- I am NOT, I am not a cat.  They stink, are lazy, and seem to live on
the arena sands.  How do YOU like fighting in a litter box? -- Woof Woof

Krill Cavalry -- You are being unfair to me.  I do not give free drinks to The
Duelmaster to get them inebriated and softened up for their fights.  I do it because
they deserve to be honored.  Don't forget, I even give free drinks to Bulldog
Duelmasters. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Hey, Boss!  How come when I win a DM crown and I get free drinks, I only get served
in a small mug?  I saw that Marvin was getting free drinks in a big liter mug.  What
did I do wrong? -- Cowlick

Cowlick -- Shhhh.  We'll talk about that later. -- Kennelworth

A big welcome to the Rapscallions and manager Noble Discard.  Welcome to Aruak City,
The Heart And Soul of Andoria.  Gotta love those warrior names. -- Kennelworth

Khalhums Dwarf -- Thanks for being there when I needed to win.  I feel much better.
Who needs a psychiatrist? -- Cowlick

Fai'Tul -- I'm glad we fought and I won and nothing was fatal.  I hate that mean
stuff.  Consider that my friendly welcome to you. -- Paw

Convicted Assassin -- I am proud to have slowed down your killing ways.  Go home,
loser! -- Woof Woof

Caniliv Kat -- I really expected that result, but I just felt the need to try.  A
salute to you from me, The Bulldogs, and the whole Howdy Doody crew. -- Cowabunga!

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Aruak City, The Heart And Soul Of Andoria awaits. --
Kennelworth

Georgie Boy -- Yeah, well, I'm good at that.  Stop crying, wimp. -- Yellow Belly,
Proud Colorific

PPE -- Well, I crunched Gag Halfrunt this time.  Got him back, I did.  Now can I get
off your shxx list?  Please. -- Gray Area, Proud Colorific

Quit your whining, Gray Area.  You've got a lot more to show me to get on my good
side.  Get out there and kill somebody! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific
Manager

Veteran Merc -- I am Duelmaster and don't you forget it! -- Black Eye, Proud
Colorific Duelmaster

Easterbrook -- You musta cheated and I am not likin' you.  May a Bluebird Of
Happiness with Mad Cow Disease fly up any of your smaller orifices and peck your
innerns! -- Red-Eye, Proud Colorific

Slartibartfast -- It was my absolute pleasure to have been matched with you.  It was.
Har har har har.... -- Yellow Belly, Proud Colorific

A 3-1 is better, Colorifics, but those dastardly Animal Farm critters went 2-0.  We
have to smack them down and leave them in the dust.  I want PERFECTION!  Or else! --
Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Crun'Chyn -- Welcome to you and your friends to Aruak City.  I love this place.  The
pace is slow; there are no hares; and I luckily beat you. -- Tangerine Turtle

M. Chardinee -- That was an interesting fight and I am glad that I am the one who
gets to crow. -- Rose Rooster

Me 'n me critters bea sayin' "ahoy" ta yon new Aruak teams.  Glad yer here.  Aye. --
Mino, Animal Farm

All -- This'n here ole pirate 'n hisn critters bea wishin' ye yon prosperous 'n
healthy New Year, Aye. -- Mino

Corvo Black -- So, Froot E. Bowl says to me, "challenge Corvo Black".  I say "Why
would I want to do that?  Corvo Black's a swell sorta dude, he likes to teach and for
a Golem has a decent sense of humor".  F.E. Bowl says, "challenge him or clean out
the stables all week!"  It looked like a pretty smart plan until I stopped hitting
you and you started hitting me. -- Paragon

Tickle Me Tiger -- Just had to try myself against that record of yours. -- Tapik

Red-Eye -- Your weapon selection was quite interesting.  Thanks for the learns, I was
a little surprised by the number and type, but I'll take it! -- Esterbrook

Tuck -- I see... "let's go pick on the 2-4 guy, he must stink!"  Well, sir, I may
stink but Froot E. Bowl did say that after my 7th fight I could finally take a bath.
-- Jadow

Berlam Foote -- You and Corvo, like wolves in sheep's clothing.  At least you had the
decency to teach me while beating me silly. -- Smimatsu

Rapscallions -- Welcome to Aruak City!  A word of advice-- don't believe that "new
teams drink free" stuff that Kennelworth is going to say, it is a very subtle and
sinister plan to cause you to make bad fighting decisions!  Of course, that doesn't
really keep me from going there.  As for the Assembly, we'd like to reward all new
teams with the loss of their choice.  The only requirement is that you comply with
the offer by wearing no armor, no weapon, and not really trying to win. -- Froot E.
Bowl, mgr.  The Assembly

Nick Jr. -- Welcome to the City!  May all your blades be dull and your losses vs. my
team numerous! -- Froot E. Bowl

Woof Woof -- (holds quart jar up and examines it against the light)  More of an amber
lightning, I think. -- Berlam Foote
P.S.  If my bones have been buried so that they CAN be dug up, I won't be caring.

Tangerine Turtle -- Ah, but the "slow stuff" is the most romantic. -- Maydee Quick

Jadow -- Nothing parries as well as a shield.  But I knew a guy once who swore by
parrying with his face. -- Wilbert Frue
P.S.  He had a lot of scars....

Noble Discord -- Welcome to you and your Rapscallions. -- Jorja, Krill Cavalry

We congratulate Black Eye and Caniliv Kat. -- Jorja and the Krill Cavalry squad

Paragon -- It was a joy to encounter you.  Nothing like a win to raise the spirits.
My heartfelt thanks. -- Corvo Black, fighting proof that graduation is not automatic
at fifty fights

Ming Ming -- Which one are you?  Ming or Ming?  (Those tonal 
languages are so tricky in print, it's hard to tell.) -- Maydee Quick

Blue's Clues -- Darned upstart! -- Wilbert Frue, clueless

Smimatsu -- Uh... somehow I got the idea you were some kind of food, like teriyaki or
something, and I was really hungry, so....  I'm sure that can be fixed with a skin
graft. -- Berlam Foote

Benjy Mouse -- A mouse is not supposed to be that big!  You're probably a rat. --
Georgie Boy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PLOTSKI was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLACK EYE luckily beat CORVO BLACK in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
SMIMATSU viciously subdued COWLICK in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge contest.
PARAGON was demolished by CANILIV KAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
COWABUNGA! luckily beat TAPIK in a exciting 4 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
ROSE ROOSTER handily defeated BERLAM FOOTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
RED-EYE won victory over SLARTIBARTFAST in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
JADOW slimly won victory over WILBERT FRUE in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
WOOF WOOF overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven match.
ESTERBROOK overpowered BLUE'S CLUES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILVER HAIR demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
YELLOW BELLY was devastated by BENJY MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TICKLE ME TIGER savagely defeated GEORGIE BOY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
GRAY AREA won victory over FENCHURCH in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
TANGERINE TURTLE lost to MAYDEE QUICK in a 1 minute novice's fray.
WINNY devastated GAG HALFRUNT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FRANKLIN assassinated PAW in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MING MING overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TUCK overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  10 -  0      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  15 -  4      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        28 -  21 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  20 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  27 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 688 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ROSE ROOSTER 7340          20   8  1  106 ANIMAL FARM (510)
TOTAL PARRY      COWLICK 7286               22  12  0   85 BULLDOGS (157)
STRIKING ATTACK  PARAGON 3380                8   7  2   85 THE ASSEMBLY (338)
BASHING ATTACK   WOOF WOOF 7357             14   5  0   84 BULLDOGS (157)
AIMED BLOW       ESTERBROOK 3438             7   2  0   57 THE ASSEMBLY (338)
LUNGING ATTACK   YELLOW BELLY 7361          14   8  0   50 COLORIFIC (511)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORVO BLACK 7257.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TAPIK 3381.  The ten other most popular fighters were SMIMATSU 3378, CORVO 
BLACK 7257, SLARTIBARTFAST 7376, JADOW 3452, TICKLE ME TIGER 7391, ROSE ROOSTER 7340, 
RED-EYE 7342, WILBERT FRUE 7387, SILVER HAIR 7386, and BENJY MOUSE 7392.

The least popular fighter this week was PAW 7414.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GAG HALFRUNT 7416, BLUE'S CLUES 7407, TUCK 7411, FRANKLIN 7409, 
TANGERINE TURTLE 7398, FENCHURCH 7413, GEORGIE BOY 7374, YELLOW BELLY 7361, BERLAM 
FOOTE 7289, and PARAGON 3380.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ROSE ROOSTER (11-7340) ANIMAL FARM (510)

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

CANILIV KAT (11-7284) FURRY FURY (611)
BLACK EYE (11-7296) COLORIFIC (511)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI