DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2004    Duedate: 03/09/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ABRA-HAM!
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
(15-4563) [13-7-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ABRA-HAM!                      DARWIN
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        BACK TO REALITY (463)
(15-4563) [13-7-0,109]         (15-4606) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WOODWALKER                     KORAN ON THE COB
GREENWARDENS (244)             SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
(15-4433) [11-21-1,60]         (15-4609) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          49
2. GREENWARDENS (244)           8      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. BACK TO REALITY (463)        1      Unchartered Team
4. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)   0
5. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)     -8      BACK TO REALITY (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  18  14  0 56.3   1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       11  4 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       250 207 15 54.7   2/ 1 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   7  7 1
 3/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       308 415  8 42.6   3/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 4/ 3 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   68  93  5 42.2   4- 3 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  2  2 0
 5/ 0*BACK TO REALITY (463)      0   1  0  0.0   5/ 0*BACK TO REALITY (463)     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 #77 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The Golden Moon, Lady Protector Artemisia commanding, was approaching the Urt
Delta from the northeast as the day drew to a close.  Her goal was Zukal, but as soon
as the ship came within sight of land, she would anchor and wait for daylight.  The
maze of channels and islands that formed the delta was not something to attempt at
night.  At least, not now.  A decade ago there had been an intricate network of
beacons that a skilled and familiar pilot could use to reach the city's docks at any
hour, but the invasion from the East had put an end to that.  The defenders had
destroyed the beacons to hamper their foes, and the triumphant invaders of Zukal had
neither the knowledge or desire to restore the system.
     Artemisia's lip curled.  The Easterners called the people of Alastari
barbarians, because many of their cultures were young.  But if the 'civilized' old
cultures of the East didn't--or couldn't--restore safe shipping, who was the true
barbarian?
     The lookout shouted that land was in sight, and Artemisia turned to squint into
the setting sun.  But she was lower than the man on the mast and couldn't see the
dark line of the shore yet.  With a shrug, she turned to look the other way,
searching the sky for a warning of the sudden storms that had given this great lake
its name.  That horizon was clear, also.  She didn't quite trust it, but...the sky
was clear and the wind was steady.  Good enough, for now.
     When she turned to the west again, she could see land herself, the long, dark
hump of Barikala Island, silhouetted against the crimson sky.  The sun vanished from
sight, and its light was replaced by the broad, slightly greenish beam that shot
straight upward from the center of Barikala.  Around her, the sailors moved to place
the ship in a safe position and run out the anchors for the night; her first officer
needed no instructions to handle that.
     That beam of light over Barikala was also new since the invasion, and Artemisia
wished her friend Beag Magda were here.  The Elf understood such things.  Or at least
knew how to think about them, because nobody understood just what that blazing beacon
was...other than dangerous.  No one who had landed on Barikala in the last few years
had returned from there to tell what they'd seen.
     The lookout called down something else that she couldn't hear over the bustling
sounds of sails being lowered and anchor chains creaking off their drums.  One of the
sailors halfway down the mast below him shouted up, got an answer, and came hurrying
down.
     "Koro says there's something coming out through the delta," the sailor reported.
"He isn't sure what, the light's about gone, but it might be a group of canoes.  They
aren't in a main channel, anyway."
     Artemisia glanced to the side.  Her first officer was there, as he should be.
"We may have an attack coming up," she said quietly.
     He nodded and moved off to make sure the crew was ready.
     Artemisia tapped her fingers on the hilt of her cutlass, reviewing
possibilities, then shrugged.  It was useless to speculate without more information,
and dangerous to formulate plans under such circumstances.  She would have to wait
upon events.

Zukal:

     Ghenis glared down into the alley where the last of the soldiers were marching
past.  Nothing had happened.  The dark god he had believed he served had not
responded.  The Ferencian was lying to them all.  But somewhere, he knew, there was
such a dark demongod, and he vowed to find it.  And the Ferencian liar would be the
first sacrifice....
     He withdrew carefully from the roof above the alley.  It would be a good idea to
get out of Zukal for a while.  Out from under that liar Pelishtekan's eye, so that he
could think and lay his plans in relative safety.  Niatoli Island, that's where he
would go.  The false cult already had a 'mission' there, and Cousin Og would be his,
Ghenis's, first recruit.

The Isle of the Eye:

     Beag Magda sat at a small table near the back of the Two Lilies and swirled the
last of the tea in her cup moodily.  She had no fault to find with the Lilies, they
knew her here and always gave her the same table.  And the tea, as usual, was
excellent.  Something was wrong somewhere, but it was less definite--and more
important--than a problem with the service, or a mediocre cup of tea.  She was almost
afraid to look into her cup.
     That was nonsense.  It was only the unknown that should be feared, and once she
read the tea leaves, the problem would not be unknown.  Well, it would not be
completely unknown, but tea leaves were a very imprecise method of diagnosis and
prognostication.  With a little shake, she threw off the dark mood, emptied the last
swallow of tea into the saucer, and peered into the cup at the leaves clinging to its
bottom and sides.
     She could feel the hair trying to rise on the back of her neck.  The leaves
seemed to be swimming in a web of shadows.  The patterns they formed all indicated as
plainly as tea leaves could that something very dark was impending.  But nothing was
clear.  Who was menaced, and by what?  How soon?
     Beag Magda set the cup down very carefully, because her hand was trying to
shake, and laid coins beside it to pay for the tea.  She needed more information, and
she couldn't get it here.

Stormcrowe:

     Lord Protector Ipecac stalked ashore and glared around for someone to share his
outrage.  Anyone who recognized him in time--and Stormcrowe was a small island with a
limited population who generally DID recognize one another--departed hastily.  Lady
Protector Snowfall wasn't quite fast enough.  "Do you know what HAPPENED?" Ipecac
demanded.
     Looking distinctly queasy, Snowfall shook her head.
     "My ship was ATTACKED," the warrior from Emetics snapped.  He didn't notice when
the shapely woman flinched from his vehemence; people were always doing that around
him.  He stalked closer, dropping his voice for privacy.  "Monsters," he hissed.
"Demons out of the waves.  Half shark, half man, you might say.  Others like kraken.
They were summoned by a dark wizard on a black ship.  We have to do something about
this."
     Snowfall swallowed a couple of times, then said, "Why?  And how?"
     Ipecac raised his eyebrows.  "You want to live on nothing but fish caught in the
harbor?" he asked.  "They could blockade us!  And what if they decide to come ashore
and attack us here on the island?"  He frowned thoughtfully.  "Probably it's part of
some Karnhorn plot, and if we don't nip it in the bud, they'll be all over us,
murdering and enslaving.  Can't have that."
     "No," Snowfall agreed faintly, "we can't have that.  But how do we stop them?"
     "We fight, of course!"  He hesitated, perhaps realizing that such a plan was
lacking in useful details.  "All the ships will have to be armed with...catapults,"
he suggested.  "And...none of them going out alone.  Yes.  And we need to find any
wizards on the island and recruit them to help fight, and more importantly to find
out what we're up against.  That's a beginning."  He nodded firmly.  "We need to
start right away!"
     Snowfall turned quickly to the rail at the edge of the dock and fed the fish her
lunch, then straightened.  "Yes, I can see that.  Wizards, catapults, convoys.  No
time to waste...."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): SETHRA LAVODE of CASTLE BLACK from KYR'TERR
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
MALCORN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  TRIPLE CROWN now holds 
the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for LITTLE 
CURRENT, who flew up 12 points in the rankings after mashing BIRDSONG like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  BIRDSONG lost to LITTLE CURRENT and drops 11 points.  Our battling duelmaster 
ABRA-HAM! has managed to hold the title, fending off STORMCLOUD's none too subtle 
advances.  Better luck next time, GREENWARDENS.  An apple a day keeps the doctor 
away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid POLITICALY INCORRECT, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does MALCORN really have 
that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
TRIPLE CROWN beats feet every time POLITICALY INCORRECT smiles at them.  Try farming, 
eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of BIRDSONG, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABRA-HAM! 4563               13   7  0   109       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          17  20  2    86       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 BIRDSONG 4434                14  18  1    75       GREENWARDENS (244)
 STORMCLOUD 4379              16  25  0    73       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTHLESS 4591                 7   2  0    66       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-SLICK BILLY 4576              5   1  0    63       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 WOODWALKER 4433              11  21  1    60       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPE 4596                    6   3  0    56       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           7  12  1    46       GREENWARDENS (244)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           6   1  0    43       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
-THE GOVERNATOR 4578           4   1  0    37       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 SMOKED SOLOMON 4589           6   6  1    35       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL E. TEE 4608               2   0  0    21       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 CHARISMATIC 4607              2   0  0    14       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STRIKE THE GOLD 4611          1   0  0    11       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 GREENGROVE 4612               1   0  0     6       GREENWARDENS (244)
 KORAN ON THE COB 4609         0   2  0     2       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 DARWIN 4606                   0   1  0     1       BACK TO REALITY (463)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BEHAVE YOURSELF 4586   4  3 0 TRIPLE CROWN 382      SMOKED SOLOMON 4589   479 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Smoked Solomon -- THAT'S how low I'll go for a cheap win.  And guess what?  I won the
battle of the big boys. -- Little Current

Jorja -- Oops.  And on my challenge, too.  Sorry 'bout Blacklock. -- Man O' War

Ronnie Ray Gun -- Backfired, didn't ya? -- Ruthless

Koran On The Cob -- Interesting name.  That's always been Klep's forte. --
Charismatic

Blacklock -- Yes, and a broken weir at that.  I flowed all over you. -- Little
Current

Klep -- Seems to me I picked up that gauntlet and threw it right back in your face!
I thought my unfair downchallenge was apropos for the occasion.  Hope you enjoyed it
half as much as me. -- Sultan

Man O'War -- I really, REALLY didn't need for you to do that. -- Ghost of Blacklock

Abra-Ham -- I am justified, confirmed in my plan.  To become a good warrior with a
winning record is NOT the way to survival, as the late Blacklock has just proved.
Durable mediocrity, that's the ticket. -- Stormcloud

That Kung-Fu Master is vicious.  I wish I'd killed him. -- Birdsong

Tripe -- Cripes! -- Woodwalker

A Karnhorn Spy?  I'll have no truck with the likes of them! -- Stalking Horse

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LITTLE CURRENT bested BIRDSONG in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
RUTHLESS unbelievably bested TRIPE in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
ABRA-HAM! demolished STORMCLOUD in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
STALKING HORSE bested CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
SMOKED SOLOMON was demolished by WOODWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LIL E. TEE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
KORAN ON THE COB was overpowered by CHARISMATIC in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
DARWIN was overcome by GREENGROVE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
STRIKE THE GOLD won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  2      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  28 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ABRA-HAM! 4563             13   7  0  109 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591               7   2  0   66 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPE 4596                  6   3  0   56 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WOODWALKER 4433.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KORAN ON THE COB 4609.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE CURRENT 
4371, TRIPE 4596, GREENGROVE 4612, STRIKE THE GOLD 4611, RUTHLESS 4591, ABRA-HAM! 
4563, STALKING HORSE 4569, WOODWALKER 4433, LIL E. TEE 4608, and CHARISMATIC 4607.

The least popular fighter this week was SMOKED SOLOMON 4589.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STORMCLOUD 4379, BIRDSONG 4434, DARWIN 4606, CHARISMATIC 4607, 
LIL E. TEE 4608, WOODWALKER 4433, STALKING HORSE 4569, ABRA-HAM! 4563, RUTHLESS 4591, 
and STRIKE THE GOLD 4611.