DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LITTLE CURRENT
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4371) [19-22-2,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRIPE                          POSITION IS EMPTY
SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)        
(15-4596) [10-3-0,96]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BIRDSONG                       LIL E. TEE
GREENWARDENS (244)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4434) [17-19-1,84]         (15-4608) [5-1-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          26
2. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)  22POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)     21      Unchartered Team
4. BACK TO REALITY (463)        0
5. GREENWARDENS (244)          -8       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  22  14  0 61.1   1/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        9  6 0
 2/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       260 217 15 54.5   2/ 1 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   8  2 0
 3/ 4 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)   78  97  5 44.6   3/ 4 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  4  0 0
 4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       315 428  8 42.4   4/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        3 12 0
 5- 6*BACK TO REALITY (463)      2   3  0 40.0   5- 5*BACK TO REALITY (463)     1  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] 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.

Last turn's column:

      The Kung-Fu Master thought he had what it takes to be Duelmaster?  No way.
He's always getting struck in the arm by the parry.

                                       Birdsong

This turn's column:

     Excellent fight, Ruthless.  Exciting, ending with me winning and you still
alive, and skills for both of us.  What could be better?  Well, okay, ending with
graduation notices for both of us would be even better, but I'll take what we've got.

                                      Birdsong

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at SACRILEGIOUS MEAT left the arena dejected, after being 
kicked out of the top spot by TRIPLE CROWN.  Good show!  Practice pays for THE 
GOVERNATOR, who pummelled WOODWALKER, to pocket 12 points.  LIL E. TEE certainly had 
a baffled expression on his face, after losing to RONNIE RAY GUN and losing 2 points 
in the process!  In MALCORN, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, LITTLE CURRENT.  Word has it one team in MALCORN is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of TRIPLE CROWN, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, POLITICALY INCORRECT scurried away from TRIPLE 
CROWN.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and WOODWALKER is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't GREENWARDENS proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  MALCORN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at Drake's Barbecue.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          19  22  2    95       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRIPE 4596                   10   3  0    96       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRDSONG 4434                17  19  1    84       GREENWARDENS (244)
 RUTHLESS 4591                 9   4  0    80       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STORMCLOUD 4379              17  28  0    79       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GOVERNATOR 4578           6   1  0    66       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 WOODWALKER 4433              12  24  1    61       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           8   1  0    56       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 LIL E. TEE 4608               5   1  0    47       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 SMOKED SOLOMON 4589           8   8  1    40       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           7  16  1    38       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607              5   1  0    33       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 GREENGROVE 4612               3   2  0    25       GREENWARDENS (244)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORAN ON THE COB 4609         2   4  0    17       SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
-DARWIN 4606                   2   2  0    16       BACK TO REALITY (463)
 STRIKE THE GOLD 4611          1   4  0     7       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tripe -- Yeah, you are, but you're MEAN tripe. -- Stormcloud

Ruthless -- I wish someone would give you a little ruth.  You need it badly. --
Woodwalker

Lil E. Tee -- (darkly)  Was that a horse whip you had in your hand? -- Stalking Horse

Strike the Gold -- And I did.  So far, so good. -- Greengrove

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

Little Current -- Remind me to bet on you next time.  Ouch! -- Stormcloud

The Governator -- They tell me it's "appropriate" that you're a golem.  I wouldn't
know about that.  But I hope you get sand in your gears! -- Woodwalker

Ronnie Ray Gun -- What an annoying little man you are. -- Greengrove

Lil E. Tee -- All right, all right, all right.  I'll stop stalking you.  Cheese.
Some people just don't UNDERSTAND. -- Stalking Horse

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

RONNIE RAY GUN bested LIL E. TEE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
THE GOVERNATOR vanquished WOODWALKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BIRDSONG was subdued by LITTLE CURRENT in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
TRIPE devastated STORMCLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
RUTHLESS luckily beat VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
STALKING HORSE was savagely defeated by SMOKED SOLOMON in a 1 minute struggle.
GREENGROVE was unbelievably bested by CHARISMATIC in a action packed 4 minute fight.
KORAN ON THE COB won victory over STRIKE THE GOLD in a action packed 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  31 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TRIPE 4596                 10   3  0   96 SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (456)
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591               9   4  0   80 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   THE GOVERNATOR 4578         6   1  0   66 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
TOTAL PARRY      RONNIE RAY GUN 4574         8   1  0   56 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIL E. TEE 4608             5   1  0   47 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BIRDSONG 4434.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LIL E. TEE 4608.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREENGROVE 4612, KORAN 
ON THE COB 4609, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, SMOKED SOLOMON 4589, THE GOVERNATOR 4578, TRIPE 
4596, RUTHLESS 4591, STRIKE THE GOLD 4611, RONNIE RAY GUN 4574, and BIRDSONG 4434.

The least popular fighter this week was CHARISMATIC 4607.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STORMCLOUD 4379, WOODWALKER 4433, STALKING HORSE 4569, BIRDSONG 
4434, RONNIE RAY GUN 4574, STRIKE THE GOLD 4611, RUTHLESS 4591, TRIPE 4596, THE 
GOVERNATOR 4578, and SMOKED SOLOMON 4589.