DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/16/2005    Duedate: 11/29/2005

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEOW MIX
ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-6072) [13-3-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEOW MIX                       SHANIA TWAIN
ARENA FELINES (177)            COUNTRY SUCKS (452)
(12-6072) [13-3-0,106]         (12-4277) [7-2-1,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUGAR JANE                     RED KOOPA KID
SWEET MAGIC (267)              TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-5948) [12-33-0,71]         (12-6280) [4-2-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CULTS-R-US (624)            53
2. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      35      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)           30      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (177)         18
5. DEUCES WILD (617)           18      CULTS-R-US (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CULTS-R-US (624)           5   0  0  100   1/ 2 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    9  4 1
 2/ 0*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)     9   6  1 60.0   2/ 3 NIGHT STALKERS (616)      9  5 0
 3/ 1 ARENA FELINES (177)      739 531 66 58.2   3/ 4 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  2 0
 4- 3 X-COM BRIGADE (511)       56  43  1 56.6   4/ 1 TEAM MARIO (598)          7  5 1
 5/ 2 TEAM MARIO (598)          39  31  2 55.7   5/ 0*CULTS-R-US (624)          5  0 0
 6/ 0*COUNTRY SUCKS (452)        7   6  1 53.8   6/11 CASTLE (230)              5  4 0
 7/ 4 DARK ANGELS II (622)      75  65  8 53.6   7/ 5 DARK ANGELS II (622)      5  8 0
 8- 5 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      42  41  2 50.6   8/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 9/ 8 NIGHT STALKERS (616)      27  27  1 50.0   9/ 6 DREAMERS (142)            4  9 0
10/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1012 %1062 84 48.8  10/ 7 HIGH JINKS (584)          4 10 0
11- 7*PHILANTHROPISTS (533)     13  14  2 48.1  11/10 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        3  5 0
12/ 9 HIGH JINKS (584)         119 129  8 48.0  12/ 0*COUNTRY SUCKS (452)       1  0 0
13/11 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    44  48  2 47.8  13- 9 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      1  0 0
14/10 CASTLE (230)             225 258 14 46.6  14-12 X-COM BRIGADE (511)       1  4 0
15/12 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        68  98  6 41.0  15/13 DEUCES WILD (617)         1  5 0
16/13 SWEET MAGIC (267)        395 642 11 38.1  16/ 0*ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    0  2 0
17/14 DEUCES WILD (617)         24  43  4 35.8  17-14*PHILANTHROPISTS (533)     0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   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[ Old Secrets #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Zukal and Arvat:

     Doreg and Zrof rode for an hour, taking successively smaller and muddier roads,
trails, paths through the delta's marshy forest.
     "We could have made as good time on foot," the younger Bandit Prince muttered.
     "People would have followed us," Zrof One-Eye answered.  "Someone on foot is...
more accessible than a mounted man.  We'll be leaving our horses up ahead, though.
It really isn't riding territory," he agreed.
     The path looped around a large tree liberally decorated with hanging rags of--
Doreg squinted at them--with hanging rags.  Cloth.  Odd.  One might hang up rags to
dry after washing, but these were filthy.  He looked more closely as they rode past
the tree.  Most of them appeared to be bloodstained.  He began to wonder what kind of
place the arenamaster was taking him to.
     Then he sighed.  They were going in search of a Demon Prince; naturally it
wouldn't be safe.

Near Arvat:

     Spymaster Lovenar of Arvat walked back and forth along the water's edge and
could not find a clear way around.  He would have to wade, maybe even swim.  He broke
a slender sapling off near the ground, not as easy as he had expected, and used it to
probe the pool in front of him.  It just went in...and in...and in.  He couldn't feel
a bottom.
     This was not possible.  It was some kind of trick.  How could anything go from a
firm if muddy bank to bottomless water without a slope?  And if it DID, what might be
lurking there?
     He glowered at the tower on the other side of the pool.  This was wizard's work.
Some kind of defense.  Probably illusion.  He should just step forward confidently.
Yes, that's what he should do, a confident step forward.  Not a problem.  Just
step....
     He could not make his feet move.  It wasn't that they were frozen to the spot,
he could step BACK just fine.  But he could not force himself to go forward.
     And now that he thought about it, why should he want to go forward?  What was
there in an abandoned tower to draw his interest?  He squinted at it.  Now that he
looked more closely, he could see that it was not, as he had at first thought, stone;
it was wood, and decaying wood at that.  Probably some swamp-harvester's shelter.  It
didn't look so much like a tower at all on closer examination.  Really, it would be a
waste of his time to go over there.  What was he thinking?
     With a shrug equally compounded of puzzlement and exasperation, Spymaster
Lovenar turned and forced his way down the narrow path which would take him back to
Arvat.

     The Obsidian Golem stood no more than three yards from Lovenar's position on the
edge of the water and watched the spymaster hesitate and finally turn away.  It was a
puzzle; why should the man come here and then leave?  But humans were endlessly
puzzling.  Once it was sure the spymaster had left, the golem turned back to the
tower.  This was its goal.  What Arenamistress Sugar wanted it to do here was unknown
as yet, but HERE was where it had been directed to go.  With a shrug of its massive,
dark-gleaming shoulders, it stepped forward into the water.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ah, the feeling when one's greatest fears will not be realized (a return to my
wretched grave)!  The power of All Hallows Eve did indeed flow through me last turn.
So much so that I was able to beat a much faster warrior to the attack and end his
life with my shortsword.  To Invincible Mario--my deepest apologies.  I know your
departed brother Invincible Luigi fought gamely in the dead tourney, going 4-0,
before returning to his grave at 4-3.  I can only hope you will have the chance one
day to again walk the land as I do today.

In his death, I'm delivered to the land of "immortality", and a chance to challenge
for greatness for as long as Noble will have me fight for him.  Though I've never
been the fastest warrior, it is not always speed that wins the day (ask I. Mario).  I
leave without completing my quest for tournament redemption, but I will seek that in
the next level, and also seek to better myself from a mere shambling corpse, to a
champion that you can all be proud is representing you, Riztab!  For your glory, and
the glory of those that have passed to the next realm but not returned--I continue my
career!!

Grotesque Zombie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team TEAM MARIO was unseated 
this week as ALL HALLOW'S EVE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at HOUNDS OF HELL's guildhouse 
after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 13th.  Dark Arena 
anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week CASTLE went 2-3-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 
3-1-0 record which NIGHT STALKERS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that 
such a record will draw challengers!  A new guild, CULTS-R-US, entered RIZTAB with a 
clash this turn, showing off a 5-0-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy addition to the city 
guilds.  CHIC SHEIK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested TILLERITA and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, FUZZY BUTT put down DOOZY, causing her to lose 7 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time out LUIGI made his bid for the throne as he 
Bloodfeuded GROTESQUE ZOMBIE in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  Not for nothing has GROTESQUE ZOMBIE in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is ARENA FELINES, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of TEAM MARIO are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  LUIGI take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in RIZTAB.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEOW MIX 6072                13   3  0   106       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047          10   3  1   106       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 LUIGI 6056                   11   6  1    98       TEAM MARIO (598)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139       13   7  0    95       HIGH JINKS (584)
 FELINE GRIN 5956             24   9  0    94       ARENA FELINES (177)
 MARX 6125                    14   9  0    92       DREAMERS (142)
-SCOOBY DOOM 6021             10   4  1    91       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           17  24  1    86       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-REDJAC 508                   15  26  5    86       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 ROBESPIERRE 3782             16  14  0    84       CASTLE (230)
 WAR EAGLE 6320               20   9  3    80       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 KANT 6038                    13  17  1    79       DREAMERS (142)
-SABERTOOTH 5026               9   4  0    78       X-COM BRIGADE (511)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              12  33  0    71       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          8   3  0    71       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
-HIPPY CHICK 6127             10   6  0    70       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         8   8  0    70       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSHII 6061                   7   6  0    66       TEAM MARIO (598)
 CHIC SHEIK 6205               5   6  0    66       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 ALOURSHIN 6126               14  10  1    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TILLERITA 6007               14  22  0    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SISSY I 6315                 11   4  1    64       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 SHANIA TWAIN 4277             7   2  1    62       COUNTRY SUCKS (452)
 TALA GOG 6066                 9  20  0    58       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IVAN ROMANOV 4842            13   9  0    52       X-COM BRIGADE (511)
 ARCION 548                   12  14  0    50       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 DONAIR 6251                   7   8  2    45       DEUCES WILD (617)
 SHADOW 6245                   7   4  0    44       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 NIGHT SHADE 6244              7   4  0    42       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 CHASM 6242                    7   4  0    40       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 JEEZUS FREAK 3884             9  12  0    39       CASTLE (230)
-SLUDGE HAMMER 5151            7   6  0    34       X-COM BRIGADE (511)
 GHOST 6264                    6   4  1    34       NIGHT STALKERS (616)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FUZZY BUTT 6293               4   1  0    33       ARENA FELINES (177)
 AVENGING ANGEL 6309           4   1  0    32       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 THALES 6286                   4   4  0    32       DREAMERS (142)
 SHEARER 5791                  3   2  0    32       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
-YOSARIAN 5111                 4   1  0    31       PHILANTHROPISTS (533)
 RED KOOPA KID 6280            4   2  0    30       TEAM MARIO (598)
 LATIN RELOAD 5566             6   6  0    29       CASTLE (230)
 FUNKY MONK 6295               4   2  0    28       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 BUDDHA 6231                   4   6  0    28       DREAMERS (142)
-CRAZED CLIFFORD 6140          5   2  0    27       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 DOOZY 6266                    6   4  0    26       HIGH JINKS (584)
-LOW BROW 5109                 3   2  2    25       PHILANTHROPISTS (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENT ANGEL 6310             4   4  1    21       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 HANG-TEN HARRY 6324           3   2  0    21       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BARBB 6270                    2   2  0    17       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 SISTER X 6340                 1   0  0    15       CULTS-R-US (624)
-MARIO 6054                    3   5  0    14       TEAM MARIO (598)
 BROTHER ZERO 6341             1   0  0    13       CULTS-R-US (624)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIDO 6337                     1   0  0    12       CASTLE (230)
 BROTHER ZORT 6338             1   0  0    10       CULTS-R-US (624)
 COMRADE KULAK 6342            1   0  0     9       CULTS-R-US (624)
 IVY PHOX 6325                 1   1  0     8       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 LYRA 6267                     1   3  0     6       DEUCES WILD (617)
 COMRADE KOOK 6339             1   0  0     6       CULTS-R-US (624)
 KILL BILL 6332                1   1  0     6       CASTLE (230)
-TALYN 6268                    1   3  0     6       DEUCES WILD (617)
 KID 6291                      1   3  0     6       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 NIGHTMARE 6343                0   1  0     1       DARK ANGELS II (622)
 ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (177)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MR MIM 6353            0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  DARK STRANGER 498     529 NONE    
THUNDER CAT 6048      13  6 0 ARENA FELINES 177     LUIGI 6056            528         
BLUUD MENACE 3934      5  7 0 CASTLE 230            DONAIR 6251           526         
NO CHANCE 6349         0  1 0 DREAMERS 142          TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 529 NONE    
JAMES 6288             0  1 0 ENGLISH FOOTBALL 400  TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 529 NONE    
WEENER WARIO 6354      0  1 0 TEAM MARIO 598        BUKKA THE TROLL 491   529 NONE    
INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055 11  5 1 TEAM MARIO 598        GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071 528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hippy Chick -- Beads and bangles and rings-on-your-fingers and bells-on your-toes.
Looks great and sounds greater, but you're not sneaking up anyone. -- Insightfull
Ingie

Marx -- You didn't let me get a word in edgewise.  Or a dagger, or a shortspear, or a
scimitar, or a... -- Aggrandizin Anne

Funky Monk -- Time laggin between prayers?  Passing it improving your swordplay?
That's funky. - Hang-Ten Harry

Silent Angel -- An inroad's all I ask.  Contact, don't you know.  It's probably a
vibe thing, but I always liked the silent type. -- Doozy

Chic Sheik -- Well, if you say so, but it looks to me like you should be a woman.
The skirts, you know?  And isn't a chic a woman? -- Tala Gog, confused in passing but
not really worried about it

Feline Grin -- Huh!  That's the last time I'll step into the arena with a fish in my
pocket! -- Autumn Leaves
P.S.  I look out the window and have an identity crisis, because the autumn leaves
have left!

Yoshii -- I think Alourshin might have been onto something.  That double-eye, it's an
EVIL eye!  Ouch. -- Sugar Jane

Ghost -- Guess the nights are getting a little cold for going out in nothing but a
sheet, aren't they?  Have you looked into the possibility of wool sheets? --
Tillerita

Night Shade -- With that kind of learning curve, you're headed up.  Good luck. --
Alourshin

Lord Protector Grotesque Zombie -- First Citizen Makrok has determined that the Grey
Witch's plan with the "lands" offer is to pave Alastari with Lord and Lady
Protectors.  Since the said Lord and Lady Protectors generally don't pay taxes, raise
food, or otherwise use the land productively, Makrok is against this practice.  Also,
he says that any land worth having already belongs to someone (usually him), and he
feels it would be wrong, and a violation of good government and fundamental rights to
throw out the current proprietors in order to put in some, um, a few phrases here you
don't need to know, Lord and Lady Protectors.  Assuming, he says, that they can be
induced to stay on the land at all and not go off and leave it to wrack and ruin,
which he views with disfavor on general principles and because it lowers the value of
adjacent properties.  So, the long and short of it is that First Citizen Makrok
advises you to ask the Grey Witch, who made the initial offer or promise anyway, for
your lands. -- Spymaster Torric, reluctant bearer of bad news

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAMES was dealt death by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MR MIM was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WEENER WARIO was viciously butchered by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 2 minute match.
NO CHANCE was slaughtered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LUIGI was bested by GROTESQUE ZOMBIE in a 2 minute veteran's Bloodfeud fight.
JEEZUS FREAK was savagely defeated by DONAIR in a 3 minute Bloodfeud competition.
KANT was vanquished by INSIGHTFULL INGIE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROBESPIERRE was outwaited by FELINE GRIN in a 15 minute Challenge competition.
CHIC SHEIK vanquished TILLERITA in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FUNKY MONK viciously subdued BUDDHA in a slow 8 minute gory Challenge duel.
LATIN RELOAD beat BARBB in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge melee.
FUZZY BUTT demolished DOOZY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MEOW MIX handily defeated AGGRANDIZIN ANNE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
MARX subdued ALOURSHIN in a 1 minute bloody veteran's brawl.
WAR EAGLE overcame YOSHII in a 1 minute fight.
AUTUMN LEAVES won victory over SISSY I in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
SUGAR JANE vanquished GHOST in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
AVENGING ANGEL was devastated by SHANIA TWAIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ARCION was overpowered by TALA GOG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHEARER was savagely defeated by NIGHT SHADE in a 5 minute brutal bout.
CHASM savagely defeated THALES in a 3 minute bloody conflict.
SHADOW viciously subdued ZAGGA THE CLAW in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner bout.
SILENT ANGEL was savagely defeated by RED KOOPA KID in a action packed 3 minute fray.
HANG-TEN HARRY viciously subdued IVY PHOX in a exciting 1 minute gory bout.
LYRA was savagely defeated by COMRADE KULAK in a 4 minute gory novice's duel.
KILL BILL lost to BROTHER ZERO in a 1 minute novice's fight.
KID was subdued by DIDO in a 4 minute novice's melee.
SISTER X vanquished WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
NIGHTMARE slimly lost to COMRADE KOOK in a 5 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN was overpowered by BROTHER ZORT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  27 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         AIMED BLOW        22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  22 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  38 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  26 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  34 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  30 -  1      40  |

Turn 529 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MEOW MIX 6072              13   3  0  106 ARENA FELINES (177)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139     13   7  0   95 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956           24   9  0   94 ARENA FELINES (177)
BASHING ATTACK   MARX 6125                  14   9  0   92 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR EAGLE 6320             20   9  3   80 DARK ANGELS II (622)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALOURSHIN 6126             14  10  1   64 SWEET MAGIC (267)
LUNGING ATTACK   SISSY I 6315               11   4  1   64 DARK ANGELS II (622)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUGAR JANE 5948.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RED KOOPA KID 6280.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUIGI 6056, 
INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139, CHASM 6242, HANG-TEN HARRY 6324, DIDO 6337, COMRADE KOOK 
6339, CHIC SHEIK 6205, NIGHT SHADE 6244, SHADOW 6245, and COMRADE KULAK 6342.

The least popular fighter this week was FELINE GRIN 5956.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUDDHA 6231, ROBESPIERRE 3782, FUNKY MONK 6295, ABYSSINIAN 
ASSASSIN 6348, IVY PHOX 6325, ARCION 548, AVENGING ANGEL 6309, GHOST 6264, ALOURSHIN 
6126, and AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196.

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

GROTESQUE ZOMBIE (12-6071) ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)