DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2004    Duedate: 03/06/2004

TOBIR ARENA

DM-14    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [12-6-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

10% VIGORISH                   I ATE MY WORM
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
(14-4108) [12-6-0,108]         (14-4053) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

10% VIGORISH                   10% VIGORISH
THE DEATH SQUAD (63)           THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
(14-4108) [12-6-0,108]         (14-4108) [12-6-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE DOGHOUSE (188)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)     71
2. OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)     50      OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
3. I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)      14      Unchartered Team
4. THE DOGHOUSE (188)           7
5. PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)      0      I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)     6   2  0 75.0   1/ 2 THE DOGHOUSE (188)        6  9 1
 2/ 4 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)  231 138 16 62.6   2/ 7 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)   5  0 1
 3/ 2*MONTY PYTHON (312)         3   2  0 60.0   3/ 1 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)      5  9 0
 4- 5 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)  110  85 11 56.4   4- 3 PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)   4  1 0
 5/ 6 ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)  241 198 17 54.9   5/ 4*I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)    3  0 0
 6- 7 DA AFRO (220)             52  47  3 52.5   6/ 9 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)   3  2 1
 7/ 8 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)     307 280 23 52.3   7/ 6*MONTY PYTHON (312)        2  1 0
 8/ 9 THE DOGHOUSE (188)       268 325  6 45.2   8- 8 DA AFRO (220)             2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Zorpunt:

     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by...some kind of monsters sitting in the
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight...well, he WAS the
arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly,
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered,
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.
"There's something bad going down here."

Valamantis:

     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a
fast ride south.  Well...fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so worried.
Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have accomplished in six
days?
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought,
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a
difference.
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling
community, but...this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room,
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well,
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
     "Raoul!"
     He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working,
but--"
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well,
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that...tell them
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): JERRY CURL of DA AFRO (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): BLIND GIRL of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HERCULES of HISTORY! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): BATTLE SCHOOL (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TOBIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, THE DEATH SQUAD had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by THE DOGHOUSE!  Way to go THE 
DOGHOUSE!  The guys at ALL THE MUN'S MEN like really pulled together to get a 5-0-1 
this turn, moving up by 5.  MVP award for ABBOTT?  OTAGO HIGHLANDERS' proud of him 
after beating CATKILLER and getting 25 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  JUNO's 
match with WESTON cost him a loss of 13 points!  What a putz!  JERRY CURL fights so 
hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a 
genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome 10% VIGORISH.  Aren't THE DEATH SQUAD proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  THE DEATH SQUAD was the most avoided team.  Is a 
307-280-23 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why OTAGO 
HIGHLANDERS' been avoiding THE DEATH SQUAD so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Can MONTY PYTHON's MICHAEL PALIN be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All TOBIR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  It was kind of sad, seeing old HAROLD JOHNSON stumbling around 
the arena, before BOWSER finished him off.  Oh well!  What a bunch of heartless!  I 
couldn't believe how many people were snickering when ABBOTT killed CATKILLER.  So he 
had a 10-7-0, that's no excuse!  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd 
be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 10% VIGORISH 4108            12   6  0   108       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WINDOW WING SIGN 3876         9   2  3   111       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
-JERRY CURL 2480              15   7  0   100       DA AFRO (220)
 HYDE 3927                    18  10  2    91       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-RUDE CUSTOMER 3810           15  12  1    91       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLYNEUX 3921                18  11  0    90       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
-BUFFALO SOLDIER 1893          9  12  1    74       DA AFRO (220)
-ZERO THE HERO 4129            6   2  0    72       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I ATE MY WORM 4053            6   1  0    66       I BENT MY WOOKIE (413)
 ABBOTT 4131                   5   0  1    64       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-$2 A GALLON GAS 3884          7   2  0    51       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 BOWSER 4096                   9  12  1    46       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 MICHAEL PALIN 2750            3   2  0    45       MONTY PYTHON (312)
-FAKE PHONE NUMBER 3839        8   9  1    34       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WESTON 4137                   2   2  0    28       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 PUSSYFOOT 4126                7   6  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 LOGCHAIN 4111                 3  11  0    27       THE DOGHOUSE (188)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISAAC HAYES 3288              1   6  0    23       DA AFRO (220)
-THE COUGAREAT 3885            4   3  1    22       PISSED PIZZA GUYS (389)
 FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181       1   0  0    20       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 BAMBAM MUN 4182               2   0  0    19       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUD MUN 4183                 1   1  1    17       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 KILDA 4127                    3   7  0    16       OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
 SPIDER MAN 4186               1   0  0    13       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 GEORGE FOREMUN 4187           1   0  0    13       ALL THE MUN'S MEN (423)
 JUNO 4178                     2   2  0     8       THE DOGHOUSE (188)
 THE THING 4185                1   2  0     6       THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
-RICK JAMES 3337               1   2  0     5       DA AFRO (220)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR 495      0  1 0   1                   STUD MUN 4183         483 NONE    
XXX FROTHINGSLOS 4194  0  1 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    STONE GOLEM 517       483 NONE    
HAROLD JOHNSON 4130    5  4 0 THE DEATH SQUAD 63    BOWSER 4096           483         
CATKILLER 4109        10  7 0 THE DOGHOUSE 188      ABBOTT 4131           483         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fu Master Toade <sic?> and Da Afro -- I see our warriors have once again become
active after a long rest.  Contact an old friend through the Duelmaster forums online
(http://www.reality.com/duelmasters/).  Look for paradox23! -- Mirac

The Thing -- The manner in which you approached me and in which you had the
insufferable gall to deal with me was not at ALL...The Thing.  Repent! -- Logchain

I Ate My Worm -- And I know what to think about someone who'd eat a worm!  Especially
a poor pickled worm.  Disgusting, truly disgusting. -- Bowser, taking a high moral
tone for no very obvious reason

Civilized Criminal -- I hate it when that happens.  I hope I've managed to give you
my cold!  It's a particularly fierce one. -- Catkiller

Isaac Hayes -- Hmm, intriguing fight.  Despite the fact that it meant a loss for me,
I was honored to give you your first win. -- Pussyfoot
P.S.  And a piece of advice: avoid fighting at night if at all possible.

Rick James -- Excellent!  I love it when I get the only win on the team.  Let's see
if we can repeat this fight exactly (i.e. with me winning again). -- Juno

I was most challenged?  Why should this make my ego swell (unless you mean from the
bruising which resulted from being beaten brutally about the head and body)? --
Logchain

Is no one else going to write personals? -- Leeta, The Doghouse

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

XXX FROTHINGSLOSH was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
I ATE MY WORM vanquished MICHAEL PALIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HAROLD JOHNSON was killed by BOWSER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
THE THING was vanquished by LOGCHAIN in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
10% VIGORISH savagely defeated MOLYNEUX in a exciting 8 minute bloody Title fight.
HYDE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ABBOTT butchered CATKILLER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PUSSYFOOT slimly won victory over KILDA in a 2 minute fight.
WESTON handily defeated JUNO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BAMBAM MUN vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STUD MUN slaughtered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FROSTY THE SNOWMUN overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
GEORGE FOREMUN overpowered CONVINCIAN HERO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPIDER MAN subdued POLITE BEGGAR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  21 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  19 -  1      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 483 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  10% VIGORISH 4108          12   6  0  108 THE DEATH SQUAD (63)
LUNGING ATTACK   HYDE 3927                  18  10  2   91 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
TOTAL PARRY      MOLYNEUX 3921              18  11  0   90 OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (348)
WALL OF STEEL    MICHAEL PALIN 2750          3   2  0   45 MONTY PYTHON (312)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is 10% VIGORISH 4108.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 10% VIGORISH 4108.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPIDER MAN 
4186, I ATE MY WORM 4053, LOGCHAIN 4111, HYDE 3927, BOWSER 4096, ABBOTT 4131, 
PUSSYFOOT 4126, KILDA 4127, STUD MUN 4183, and FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNO 4178.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CATKILLER 4109, THE THING 4185, HAROLD JOHNSON 4130, MICHAEL PALIN 
2750, XXX FROTHINGSLOSH 4194, BAMBAM MUN 4182, WESTON 4137, MOLYNEUX 3921, GEORGE 
FOREMUN 4187, and FROSTY THE SNOWMUN 4181.