DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2004    Duedate: 05/18/2004

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE TICK
THE CITY (570)
(12-5659) [16-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RIFT                           SILENE
SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)           VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
(12-3922) [17-13-1,128]        (12-5637) [6-1-2,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOSTLING JAGUAR                PHANTAST
ARENA FELINES (177)            DREAMERS (142)
(12-5770) [16-12-1,100]        (12-5737) [17-17-3,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (177)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)       39
2. DARKMOON (448)              33      SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
3. SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)        31      Unchartered Team
4. WANDERING MONSTERS (575)    24
5. HIGH JINKS (584)            20      MASTER OF DOOM (512)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MASTER OF DOOM (512)       8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      10  4 1
 2/ 4 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)     126  80  5 61.2   2/ 2 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        8  6 1
 3/ 5 THE CITY (570)            69  44  6 61.1   3/ 4 HIGH JINKS (584)          8  7 1
 4- 3 HELL-MART (531)          129  83  2 60.8   4/10 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)      7  2 0
 5/ 6 ARENA FELINES (177)      640 477 61 57.3   5/ 3 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  7  7 0
 6/ 7 THE LAWMEN (148)         470 352 29 57.2   6/ 5 TEAM GNASTY (460)         6  4 0
 7/ 8*VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)   16  13  4 55.2   7/ 6 THE CITY (570)            6  7 0
 8/ 9 HIGH JINKS (584)          29  25  3 53.7   8/ 7 DREAMERS (142)            6  8 0
 9/ 0 DARKMOON (448)           150 149  7 50.2   9/ 8 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)     6  8 0
10/10 DREAMERS (142)           919 969 82 48.7  10/12*DRAGON RIDERS (588)       5  8 0
11/11 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       318 342 29 48.2  11/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
12/12 TEAM GNASTY (460)         65  71  8 47.8  12-11 HELL-MART (531)           4  2 0
13/13 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)  16  20  0 44.4  13/15*VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)   3  4 1
14/15 POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)    142 226  4 38.6  14/16 THE LAWMEN (148)          3  4 0
15/16*DRAGON RIDERS (588)        5   8  0 38.5  15/ 0 DARKMOON (448)            2  0 0
16/14 SWEET MAGIC (267)        321 517  9 38.3  16/13*MASTER OF DOOM (512)      1  1 0
17-17 LEGION OF SQUEE (417)    106 228  2 31.7  17-18 LEGION OF SQUEE (417)     0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-18 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  27  61  2 30.7  18-17 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #79 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The pillar of light over Barikala was not an attack in any obvious way, but
Artemisia found no comfort in that.  It was probably magical.  No, it was definitely
magical.  No one had been able to explain it in the months, the years since the
Invasion, but they'd figured out that early on.  Well, what else could it be?  And
it, or something connected to it, was deadly dangerous, because no ship or single
visitor had returned from Barikala after the pillar first appeared.  Those ship
captains who normally used Zukal's port had long since worked out the limits of
safety in the waters around Barikala, and The Golden Moon was well outside that 
limit.  But...the zombies were something new on the chart.
     A man screamed behind her, along the ship's other rail, and she whirled.  There
was movement beyond the rail, black on near black, hard to make out.  Lanterns lit
the ship's deck but cast no significant light beyond it.  She could see one of her
sailors staggering toward the rail with some kind of dark cable wrapped around the
middle of his body, but not what lay beyond and pulled him.
     She didn't need to see.  She crossed to that side of the deck, her cutlass
whistling down on the cable.  The blade bit, but not deeply, the cable was more
rubbery than a normal rope.  It wasn't a rope, of course.  She saw with disgust
rather than fear that it was a tentacle, though what creature would have a tentacle
four inches thick at any point was not something she cared to think deeply about.
The Lady Protector hacked downward again.
     There were more cries.  Fear, loathing, terror.  More tentacles reaching up and
over the ship's side.  Tentacles on one side of the ship, zombies on the other.
Neither group of sailors could abandon their own task to aid the other.  Both
attacking forces were stronger than Artemisia had expected.  She began to wonder if
her crew and her ship would survive at all.

Niatoli Island:

     Lord Protector Ghenis walked along the waterfront of the island's only real town
and looked over the shipping on hand.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but he
figured he'd know it when he saw it.  Some people might have taken him for a tourist
and considered robbing him, or selling him the kind of trash that hustlers always
sold to strangers and rubes, but...not here.  This town had an arena, and they knew
that kind of walk, that assured and dangerous stance.  He could be a hick with hay
growing out his ears, but as long as he was a Lord Protector, no one would mistreat
him so.  At least, no one but another Lord Protector.  And since he wasn't such a
hick....  He smiled, a baring of his teeth that drove human rats out of his path.
     Ah.  There was a man on the street ahead of him, talking to a probably ship
captain.  A man who, like himself, was unmistakably a Lord Protector.  Tall, hard,
maybe not quite human, although Ghenis couldn't put his finger firmly on the
difference.  Something in the way he stood, maybe.  Not that it matter.  This looked
like a man he could work with.
     When the man turned away from the sailor, Ghenis was there, nodding his head in
a move as close to a bow as he ever got.  "I'm Ghenis, from Zukal," he said, and
raised a questioning eyebrow.
     The other frowned.  Odd, at this close distance, he seemed almost...scaled.
"Agro, Lapur," the man said shortly.
     Ghenis noted that the sailor was moving away, clearly dissociating himself from
the two gladiators.  "I have control of a ship," Ghenis said, "and I am minded to
make a raid on the invaders at Monuntial.  You look like a man who might be
interested in that."
     Agro's frown deepened, but he smiled, baring pointed, over-large teeth.  "I'm
interested," he agreed.

Rocanis:

     Lady Protector Eleven Blade, Leven to her friends, stood on Spirit Ridge and
stared southward.  What should have been rolling, increasingly arid grasslands to the
distant horizon was now a bank of...fog, maybe.  Dark, sharp as a wall at its base,
the top of it working like porridge boiling in a pot.  And no more than fifteen miles
away, probably less.  Ten.  "I've never seen anything like it," she admitted.
"Strange weather...if it is weather."
     "It's partly weather," her companion said slowly, "but not entirely."  He was a
Lord Protector from Morya, Ghost Dancer by name.  "I have been studying it for two
months now.  It began...I don't know where.  Somewhere in the far south.  It was a
hundred miles south of here when I first saw it."
     Leven glanced at the man sharply.  She didn't really know him, but there was
nothing in his face or manner that suggested he was lying.  "It's moved ninety miles
in two months?  At that rate, it could be on Rocanis within a week!"
     "Its speed is irregular," Ghost Dancer said.  "Some days it moved scarcely a
mile, other days it raced north like wildfire.  But yes, it could be on Rocanis...
any time."  He was silent for a moment, as though debating whether he should say
more.  With a faint shrug, he went on, "I have not been able to find an end to the
line of it and get around behind.  I have no idea what lies behind in the ground it
has already covered.  But I would not expect to find anything really GOOD where that
has passed."
     Obviously not, Leven agreed silently.  The unknown never seemed to be
benevolent.  It was probably a natural law.  "You couldn't get around an end," she
said.  "Did you try going straight through?"
     Ghost Dancer paled a little.  "Yes," he said very quietly.  "I survived, but I
didn't get very far into it.  Or I would never have come back, I think.  It was like
being caught in a whirlwind, in part.  But I was not the only thing in the grip of
the walking storm, and the others were....  Some of them were beasts, mad with terror
and striking blindly.  Others were," he hesitated, "things.  The sort of things a
priest of the Mytori might call out of the Darkness."
     "Do you believe it's a natural phenomenon?" Eleven Blade asked.
     "No."
     "Good.  If it's unnatural, it was made by men.  Or something like men, anyway.
And what men can make, they can undo.  Let's find out how, and then...undo."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                  Free Blades Edition

Zuwayza:

     Tiberious, newly made a Lord Protector in Aljafir, looked at the capital city of
the Glorious Empire with curiosity and unease.  While he was a citizen of the Empire
in good standing, he was also a Dwarf, and the races which weren't strictly human
were regarded with suspicion throughout most of the Empire.  Especially here at its
ancient heart.  He hadn't wanted to come here.  But a new law ruled that all Lord
Protectors desiring a grant of lands or other honors must apply to the Great Palace
of the Satrap for them, and he WAS a Dwarf.  He would not lightly forego this portion
of the reward for which he had striven so long and at such risk.  He took a firmer
grip on the battle axe which custom required all Dwarves to carry and strode up to
the Western Door.
     Decent metal work, he noted professionally.  To be honest, excellent metalwork,
although he could not (and this surprised him) even guess at the source.  It was
unlike anything he'd seen before, not the work of Elf or Human, and certainly not
Dwarven work.  He was an educated man, in the Dwarven sense, and he would KNOW.  Very
old, you didn't get that kind of patina on bronze in a day, not even if you employed
an alchemist.  He leaned closer, trying to make out the individual symbols that
formed a tangled whole on each panel.
     "Too close a study of those doors can be injurious to your health."
     Tiberious whirled, raising the axe automatically.  But the speaker was an old
man in the long robe of a Karnhorn scholar, no threat unless he was a wizard.  On
closer look, it seemed like he probably was a wizard.  There was something about the
eyes that marked them, as though they saw things that others couldn't.  Probably they
did.  "If the doors are so dangerous, why use them?"
     "Because of the danger, perhaps, but mostly because they are old, and old things
lend a legitimacy to what is younger."  The old man shrugged slightly.  "You are a
gladiator, I think?"
     "Right, from Aljafir, come to see about my Lord Protector grant."
     "Good!  I am Vekhirn, chief wizard to the Satrap, may his days be long, and I
have need of a gladiator."  He gestured, and the door swung open.  "Come into my
sanctum, and I will explain what must be done."

Chimlevtal:

     Lord Kinnishan, ruler of Chimlevtal, looked up from a litter of reports as his
chief adviser entered the study.  "If it's more about the assassination plot--"
     "No, that is grave enough, but we have other problems," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.
"Deeper ones, perhaps, in the long view.  Have you seen the Ruin Reef lately?"
     The shipping hazard known as the Ruin Reef lay two miles off shore to the
southeast from Chimlevtal.  It was a rocky barricade just below the surface of the
lake (most of the time).  When the water was clear, or when wind and waves exposed
them, the rocks could be seen to resemble a line of ruined buildings, but without a
closer examination that was normally possible, no one could say if that was a true
seeming.  There were natural formations that could give that appearance.  The Reef
was visible from Chimlevtal in good weather, but not from this room.  Without
comment, Kinnishan got up from the desk and went out onto the balcony, peering
southward past the end of the building.
     Shau'nin didn't follow him; he already knew what was to be seen.  "It would
appear that the Reef actually is formed on ancient ruins.  Or was."
     "It would appear," Kinnishan said grimly, "that they are ruins no longer.  I
presume you have a report from closer observation?"
     "Some gladiators are investigating now," the old Adantri said.  "Others are
traveling to Arvat and Zukal, even to Monuntial, to discover the faces behind the
assassination plot.  We should have information soon."
     "And then we will have to make plans.  I will not lose this city-state to the
forces of Chaos, come what may."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): KREWKUT SAUSAGE of LINCOLNSHIRE from DAL SHANG (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): BLACKEST PRIDE (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Riztab!

     It's good to be able to claim the throne for the Dreamers stable.  I want to
thank Sleepy for always having faith in me.  I'd like to thank my teammates for all
their support.  I'd like to thank the Gladiatorial Commission for...("thank you" list
goes on for several paragraphs here, shortened to keep reader from falling asleep)...
and lastly I'd like to thank my agent for the lucrative Long Sword endorsement he
secured for me once I claimed Duelmaster.
     My challenges this turn go out to Fladrakeen Oosch (highest rated warrior) and
The Tick (warrior responsible for my last 2 losses).
     Congrats to everyone that participated in the spring tournament and lived to
tell about it.
     Please welcome the newest member of the Dreamers stable, Kameanananamoe.
     Sleep well!

                                                  Phantast

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out RIZTAB to see 
what's new.  The guys at SPIRITUAL GIFT like really pulled together to get a 3-0-0 
this turn, moving up by 6.  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 
after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, THE CITY!  MVP award for BATAAKAPPU?  POWERPUFF 
GIRLS' proud of her after beating CHAINSAW VIGILANTE and getting 23 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  CHAINSAW VIGILANTE got smashed by BATAAKAPPU, and lost 20 
points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  THE TICK 
knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome THE TICK.  Aren't THE CITY proud.  
(Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me! 
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  ARENA FELINES was the most avoided team.  Is a 
640-477-61 record really that scary?  I don't know what TEAM GNASTY's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from ARENA FELINES, that's fer 
sher.  Can THE CITY's BAT MANUAL be more popular than me?  He was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't 
believe how many people were snickering when SILENE killed CAT MAN DON'T.  So he had 
a 5-5-0, that's no excuse!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TICK 5659                16   5  0   108       THE CITY (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIFT 3922                    17  13  1   128       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 BARRY 5663                   19  13  0   114       THE CITY (570)
 BATAAKAPPU 5698              18  18  1   108       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
-AISLE GET YOU! 5100          19  14  2   103       HELL-MART (531)
 PHANTAST 5737                17  17  3   101       DREAMERS (142)
 JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770         16  12  1   100       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SONADOR 5769                 15  13  1    97       DREAMERS (142)
 SOMNUS 5708                  16  23  1    96       DREAMERS (142)
-97 ITEM EXPRESS 5153         22  13  0    93       HELL-MART (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLOUISA 5680               22  23  1    90       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BLOOD BUD 5774               15   7  0    87       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-XXL STRETCH PANTS 5634       15   8  0    87       HELL-MART (531)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AF BOX GNASTY 5417           12   1  0    87       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 DROMMARE 5755                17  15  2    84       DREAMERS (142)
 CHAINSAW VIGILANTE 5775      12   4  2    82       THE CITY (570)
-G.I.I.L. 5155                14  13  0    79       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 BAT MANUAL 5660              10  11  1    76       THE CITY (570)
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  31  0    75       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 CROUCHING TIGER 5899          7   3  0    71       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREAMING PIXIE 5797          6   3  0    66       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
-GRAYOLA 64-PACK 5839          6   4  0    63       HELL-MART (531)
 SILENE 5637                   6   1  2    60       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
-SUVAL MASIR 4154             13  18  0    57       LEGION OF SQUEE (417)
 JUDGE PARKER 5845             6   7  0    57       THE LAWMEN (148)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIARTHORN 5671               7   6  0    56       DARKMOON (448)
 SAURON 4847                   7   1  0    51       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900              7   3  2    50       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SNARLING GNOLL 5793           5   1  0    47       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 TOM SMITH 5876                4   4  0    46       THE LAWMEN (148)
-ULF ULBRECHT 4418             9  12  0    45       LEGION OF SQUEE (417)
 BADGER 5940                   4   2  1    45       HIGH JINKS (584)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 5725            6   3  0    43       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 FAST TRACK 5820               5   4  0    43       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 STEADY EDDIE 5785            10  10  0    40       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 FREAKY BARBER 5283            7   9  2    40       TEAM GNASTY (460)
 HAMSTER GIRL 5911             5   2  0    38       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 DASTARDLY DAN 5887            8   3  0    37       HIGH JINKS (584)
 HANOUT 5922                   3   3  0    36       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 STANK SHANK 5863              6   5  0    35       BLOODSUCKERS (416)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POT BELLY 5819                4   7  1    33       SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
 GNASTY EDGAR 5867             4   3  1    33       TEAM GNASTY (460)
-WILSIE 5415                   4   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 NOREEN 5783                   3  22  0    31       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BILL TILGHMAN 5854            4   4  0    30       THE LAWMEN (148)
-OLAF RUSTKETTLE 5115          5   5  0    28       LEGION OF SQUEE (417)
 JULIE BEAN 5869               6   5  0    27       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 TWIGGY 5912                   3   4  0    27       POWERPUFF GIRLS (522)
 LUNGING PIRATE 5795           3   4  0    25       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAX HOSTILE 5888              6   5  0    23       HIGH JINKS (584)
 VIOLET 5652                   4   2  0    19       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
 TWANGY TONYA 5959             3   1  1    19       HIGH JINKS (584)
 AGLIBOL 5848                  1   0  0    19       DARKMOON (448)
 DREB 3 5947                   2   2  0    18       THE LAWMEN (148)
 FELINE GRIN 5956              3   1  0    16       ARENA FELINES (177)
 BASS REEVES 5901              2   1  0    16       THE LAWMEN (148)
 SUGAR JANE 5948               3   2  0    15       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PHEONIX 5964                  1   0  0    14       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 LUNG ROCKET 5967              1   0  0    13       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 RESSER 5933                   2   1  0    12       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 DANCING ELF 5919              1   5  0    12       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975            1   0  0    12       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-MORGOTH 4850                  1   2  0    11       MASTER OF DOOM (512)
-NON-FACTOR 5519               1   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
-CERISE 5422                   1   0  0    10       LEGION OF SQUEE (417)
 KAMEANANANAMOE 5963           0   2  0    10       DREAMERS (142)
 KRUSK 5931                    1   2  0     7       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 CROCUS 5639                   1   2  1     6       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILLIANA 5930                 1   2  0     5       DRAGON RIDERS (588)
 LITTLE EM 5961                1   2  0     5       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BLACKBERRY 5965               0   1  0     1       VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (568)
-CREEPY GREETER 5960           0   1  0     1       HELL-MART (531)
 MENACING TROLL 5966           0   1  0     1       WANDERING MONSTERS (575)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAT MAN DON'T 5893     5  5 0 ARENA FELINES 177     SILENE 5637           489         
MEAT 5968              0  1 0 BLOODSUCKERS 416      HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 489 NONE    
VALTOR 5929            0  2 0 DRAGON RIDERS 588     TWANGY TONYA 5959     488         
SEER 5909              2  3 2 DREAMERS 142          BADGER 5940           486 REVENGED
GROTY GODIVA 5962      1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 489 NONE    
DREG 5939              1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584        SEER 5909             485 REVENGED
NANETTE 5629          10 39 2 SWEET MAGIC 267       PHANTAST 5737         486         
SONG OF SUMMER 5790    4 18 0 SWEET MAGIC 267       CAT TAGIOUS 5900      488         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hanout -- How can you be a Powerpuff Girl when you're a GUY?  That seems so ODD. --
Noreen

Rift -- As in, you're split in two?  This is a gift?  How strange. -- Tillouisa

Julie Bean -- As long as none are licorice, I can handle the beans. -- Song of Summer

Lunging Pirate -- In the words that are so often put in our mouths, "Thank the gods
you yet live." -- Sugar Jane, not a killer

Resser -- (irritated look)  Go find a dragon and ride it, then. -- Little Em

Sleepy -- Yeah, well, this is a fine time to miss Nanette!  The whole problem arose
because she was NOT missed. -- Jorja
P.S.  I know, deaths happen.

Sauro -- Well I guess that's just the way it happens sometimes.  It WAS a good fight
though.  I enjoyed it. -- Freaky Barber

Hamster Girl -- Ummm...don't ask me what that was!  I don't think that was the weapon
I was originally looking for and I didn't even know I was on the fight docket.  We'll
have to try that again sometime to see who the real winner would have been. -- Gnasty
Edgar

Snarling Gnoll -- That'll put some extra snarl in your tank.  Tough win, dude. -- Dan

Valtor -- First a win, then a kill.  Twangified, if I'm not becoming more ferocious
and dangerous by the day.  And now...a new wrinkle, or is that, wrankle? -- Tonya

Dancing Elf -- Methinks I'm for picking on folks more my size. -- Wax

A lot of personals, including mine, didn't make it last time, but they should be here
THIS time. -- Jorja

Hanout -- You're a girl?  I never would have guessed.  Maybe an honorary girl, huh?
-- Noreen

97 Item Express -- (outraged look)  So I had ninety-eight items, so SUE me! --
Tillouisa

Cat Tagious -- You have no poetry in your soul. -- Ghost of Song of Summer

Kameanananananamoe -- Or however many "ans" there are in there.  Did you think to put
me off my stroke with a confusing name?  Huh, did you? -- Sugar Jane

Creepy Greeter -- No!  Take your creepy ol' cart BACK.  I KNOW carts like that, they
bite your ankles when you aren't looking. -- Little Em

Rift -- Ouch, Lifetaker was one of mine.  And he was so close to ADM and an Adv.
Master in Decise.  Oh well, I have another warrior for the Tourney of the Dead. --
Dungeonmaster

Sugar Jane -- I have my hands full teaching him to fight.  Manners are well down the
list, but I'll see what I can do. -- Dungeonmaster

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GROTY GODIVA was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT was viciously butchered by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
KRUSK was savagely defeated by TWANGY TONYA in a 5 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
SAURON was overpowered by BAT MANUAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PHANTAST slimly lost to THE TICK in a popular 8 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
JOSTLING JAGUAR was narrowly defeated by BARRY in a 3 minute master's Challenge brawl.
BATAAKAPPU vanquished CHAINSAW VIGILANTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JUDGE PARKER vanquished STANK SHANK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
FREAKY BARBER slimly lost to BADGER in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
HANOUT was beaten by SNARLING GNOLL in a popular 1 minute Challenge melee.
DIRTY SANCHEZ was overpowered by SCREAMING PIXIE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TWIGGY was unbelievably bested by DASTARDLY DAN in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
HAMSTER GIRL demolished NOREEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GNASTY EDGAR overpowered WAX HOSTILE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BLOOD BUD was overpowered by RIFT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOMNUS won victory over LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
TILLOUISA was devastated by SONADOR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DROMMARE was savagely defeated by AF BOX GNASTY in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
CROUCHING TIGER overpowered TOM SMITH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BRIARTHORN devastated STEADY EDDIE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SILENE slaughtered CAT MAN DON'T in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CAT TAGIOUS handily defeated LUNGING PIRATE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FAST TRACK devastated DREB 3 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
POT BELLY savagely defeated FELINE GRIN in a action packed 1 minute brutal fight.
JULIE BEAN savagely defeated SUGAR JANE in a 2 minute brutal veteran vs. novice duel.
BILL TILGHMAN vanquished DANCING ELF in a 1 minute uneven bout.
VIOLET viciously subdued LITTLE EM in a action packed 1 minute brutal bout.
BASS REEVES viciously subdued KAMEANANANAMOE in a 5 minute brutal duel.
RESSER overpowered MENACING TROLL in a dull 6 minute gory uneven fight.
LILLIANA was beaten by AUTUMN LEAVES in a 2 minute novice's match.
CROCUS was luckily beaten by PHEONIX in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
AGLIBOL handily defeated BLACKBERRY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LUNG ROCKET vanquished KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  19         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   4 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  10 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   34 -  30 -  6      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    85 -  75 -  6      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    45 -  50 -  3      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  19 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  24 -  0      27  |

Turn 489 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 10         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      THE TICK 5659              16   5  0  108 THE CITY (570)
LUNGING ATTACK   RIFT 3922                  17  13  1  128 SPIRITUAL GIFT (402)
BASHING ATTACK   JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770       16  12  1  100 ARENA FELINES (177)
STRIKING ATTACK  SONADOR 5769               15  13  1   97 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    AF BOX GNASTY 5417         12   1  0   87 TEAM GNASTY (460)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNARLING GNOLL 5793         5   1  0   47 WANDERING MONSTERS (575)
SLASHING ATTACK  BADGER 5940                 4   2  1   45 HIGH JINKS (584)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOSTLING JAGUAR 5770.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PHANTAST 5737.  The ten other most popular fighters were JOSTLING JAGUAR 
5770, TWANGY TONYA 5959, POT BELLY 5819, TWIGGY 5912, AF BOX GNASTY 5417, CROUCHING 
TIGER 5899, JULIE BEAN 5869, AUTUMN LEAVES 5975, MEAT 5968, and KRUSK 5931.

The least popular fighter this week was MENACING TROLL 5966.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RESSER 5933, BLACKBERRY 5965, DANCING ELF 5919, DREB 3 5947, 
LUNGING PIRATE 5795, STEADY EDDIE 5785, TILLOUISA 5680, WAX HOSTILE 5888, NOREEN 
5783, and STANK SHANK 5863.

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

FLADRAKEEN OOSCH (12-4396) TEAM GNASTY (460)