DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/01/2012    Duedate: 08/14/2012

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-698

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INKED PIG
INK & STEEL RETRO (513)
(15-5112) [13-0-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PURPLE DRAGON                  LUCK DEVIL
INK & STEEL RETRO (513)        THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)
(15-5116) [12-0-0,109]         (15-5162) [4-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNDOG                         LUCK DEVIL
GREENWARDENS (244)             THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)
(15-5075) [16-23-1,73]         (15-5162) [4-1-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INK & STEEL RETRO (513)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (516)        50
2. THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)       21      INK & STEEL RETRO (513)
3. BLIND MELON (514)           17      Unchartered Team
4. INK & STEEL RETRO (513)     11
5. GREENWARDENS (244)         -12      THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)      4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 INK & STEEL RETRO (513)   8  2 0
 2/ 1 INK & STEEL RETRO (513)   38  15  2 71.7   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        5 10 0
 3/ 0*BLIND MELON (514)         17   8  2 68.0   3/ 0*BLIND MELON (514)         4  1 0
 4/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)       843 936 19 47.4   4/ 0*THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)     1  0 0
 5/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (516)       2   8  0 20.0   5/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (516)      1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
Warriors.
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be
more."

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
detected.
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
added.
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
easy."
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:
     Bubbaganoosh
     Grimm
     Khisanth

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MALCORN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DUSKBLOOD PUDDING caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested NO RAIN and was awarded 
23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LUCK DEVIL put 
down BLACKOAK, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
SUNDOG made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
INKED PIG.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in MALCORN these days is INK & STEEL RETRO.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild 
it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding INK & STEEL RETRO.  Indeed it 
was THE DEVIL'S OWN.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in MALCORN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INKED PIG 5112               13   0  0   107       INK & STEEL RETRO (513)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURPLE DRAGON 5116           12   0  0   109       INK & STEEL RETRO (513)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN STAIRS 5128           16  10  1    77       GREENWARDENS (244)
 SUNDOG 5075                  16  23  1    73       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCK DEVIL 5162               4   1  0    60       THE DEVIL'S OWN (517)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHANGE 5126                   3   2  0    41       BLIND MELON (514)
 BLACKOAK 5156                 7   7  0    39       GREENWARDENS (244)
-INKED THUG 5118               8   2  0    36       INK & STEEL RETRO (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONES OF HOME 5125            3   2  0    33       BLIND MELON (514)
 DUSKBLOOD PUDDING 5150        2   0  0    33       SHEWISH BUFFET (516)
 SLEEPY HOUSE 5123             4   1  1    29       BLIND MELON (514)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUMP TRUCK 5127               3   2  0    23       BLIND MELON (514)
-THE NEEDLE 5174               2   2  1    16       INK & STEEL RETRO (513)
 WREN 5167                     2   9  0    15       GREENWARDENS (244)
 NO RAIN 5124                  4   1  1    14       BLIND MELON (514)
 LADYBUG 5191                  0   1  0     1       GREENWARDENS (244)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRIAR ROSE 5175         0  2 0 GREENWARDENS 244     THE NEEDLE 5174       694  REVENGED
BREAKFAST 5187          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   STONE GOLEM           698  NONE
BRUNCH 5188             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   WURM KIN              698  NONE
DINNER 5190             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   SPYMASTER             698  NONE
LUNCH 5189              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 516   ARENAMASTER LAND      698  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Inked Pig -- Ugh, ink all over EVERYTHING!  How am I going to get it clean?  And do
NOT tell me, "Soak in cold water and hand wash."  That's for bloodstains. -- Sundog

Inked Thug -- I... I didn't expect that, somehow.  Savagery?  Me?  I'm confused. --
Golden Stairs

Orcs, bah. -- Blackoak

The Needle -- Believe it!  I had that one sewed up. -- Wren

This is incredibly embarrassing. -- Ghost of Leaflock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREAKFAST was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNCH was butchered by ARENAMASTER LANDON in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DINNER was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
BRUNCH was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
INKED PIG devastated SUNDOG in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
PURPLE DRAGON demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLACKOAK was vanquished by LUCK DEVIL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
GOLDEN STAIRS devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
NO RAIN was handily defeated by DUSKBLOOD PUDDING in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SLEEPY HOUSE won victory over CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute duel.
CHANGE vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WREN was overpowered by TONES OF HOME in a 1 minute uneven match.
DUMP TRUCK overpowered LADYBUG 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        29 -  10 -  2      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 698 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   INKED PIG 5112             13   0  0  107 INK & STEEL RETRO (513)
AIMED BLOW       PURPLE DRAGON 5116         12   0  0  109 INK & STEEL RETRO (513)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN STAIRS 5128         16  10  1   77 GREENWARDENS (244)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHANGE 5126                 3   2  0   41 BLIND MELON (514)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNDOG 5075.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LUCK DEVIL 5162.  The ten other most popular fighters were INKED PIG 5112, PURPLE 
DRAGON 5116, DUSKBLOOD PUDDING 5150, SLEEPY HOUSE 5123, CHANGE 5126, TONES OF HOME 
5125, BRUNCH 5188, BLACKOAK 5156, GOLDEN STAIRS 5128, and DUMP TRUCK 5127.

The least popular fighter this week was LADYBUG 5191.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WREN 5167, NO RAIN 5124, SUNDOG 5075, DINNER 5190, LUNCH 5189, 
BREAKFAST 5187, DUMP TRUCK 5127, GOLDEN STAIRS 5128, BLACKOAK 5156, and BRUNCH 5188.