DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2006    Duedate: 03/17/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PERSIFLAGE
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-4219) [27-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PERSIFLAGE                     LIGHTNING
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        POWER LEGION (579)
(16-4219) [27-10-0,108]        (16-5611) [6-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KETL PHYSHE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [10-17-0,53]         (16-5489) [10-23-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGOONS (333)              37
2. FUNKY FOLK (565)            29      MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
3. ARENA FELINES (452)         21      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     11
5. POWER LEGION (579)           5      POWER LEGION (579)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  6 0
 2/ 1*POWER LEGION (579)        25  10  0 71.4   2/ 1*POWER LEGION (579)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  362 186  6 66.1   3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           6  7 0
 4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (452)      160 105  8 60.4   4/ 6 ARENA FELINES (452)       4  1 0
 5/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (565)          41  28  7 59.4   5- 5 D.S.M.V. (578)            4  5 0
 6/ 6 YAMABUSHI (432)          143 150 14 48.8   6/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  6 0
 7/ 7 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   75  82  8 47.8   7/ 7 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   4  8 1
 8/ 0 DRAGOONS (333)            84  98  9 46.2   8/ 0 DRAGOONS (333)            3  2 0
 9/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      442 658 16 40.2   9/ 8 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  1 0
10- 9 D.S.M.V. (578)            25  39  3 39.1  10/ 9 FUNKY FOLK (565)          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[ The Black Ship #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the vicinity of Willaf:

     Goldenrod stayed in her four-point crouch on the roof of the cabin while the
ship was sucked through the opening into a cavern.  The surface under her hands and
knees was moving irregularly with the turbulence of the water.  Better not to start
something until she could be half-way sure of her footing.  She didn't know what she
could do, but she knew that she WOULD DO something, and these monsters who planned to
sacrifice her to something would regret it.  Briefly.  Then they'd be dead.  Her
fingers itched to smash them.
     Well, not her fingers, exactly.  What she needed here was a blunt instrument.
There must be one here somewhere, that was the good thing about blunt instruments.
They were everywhere.  Except on the roof of this cabin.  She scanned her immediate
surroundings.  The light was odd in a way she didn't bother to define, but adequate.
No blunt instruments.  Just the sprawl of rope that had been used to tie her.  She
was a little surprised there was so much of it lying here beside her, but the reason
didn't matter.  She could use the rope as a flail, until she found something better.
She picked that up, wrapping it around her hand a couple of times for a better grip.
     Strange rope, now that she was paying attention to it.  Something about the
fibers and the way it was twisted or whatever people did to make ropes.  Very smooth.
Like highly polished leather boots.  Surely that wasn't normal for a rope?  Not that
it mattered.  It would still do what she needed.
     One of the Black Ship's hooded and mysterious sailors came past the cabin,
holding onto a railing fastened to the wall against the pitching and tossing of the
deck.  Fat lot of good THAT would do him!  She swung her arm back and snapped it
forward.
     There was a sound like cracking a whip as the rope uncurled, reached outward,
and slashed at the hooded sailor.  A sound like nine cats shrieking, and the sailor
tipped back his head to scream louder, and its hood fell off, and it was...nothing
like a human.
     Goldenrod lashed it again, going for the legs this time, to make sure it
wouldn't try to follow her.  It collapsed in a boneless huddle, writhing, but she
didn't stay to watch.  The deck wasn't steady yet, but the monsters had been alerted,
so no more waiting.  Which was good.  She didn't feel any urge to wait.  Action, that
was what she wanted!
     There were two of the monsters at the front of the ship, and three at the back
by the steering wheel.  A moment of hesitation to think about it.  The ones in front
had crooked wizard staves, and little sparks of purple-green lightning flickered on
their robes.  Which meant they were the magicians.  Or priests.  Or maybe both at the
same time.  The baddest of the Bad Guys, anyway.  They were the ones she wanted.
     She flipped the rope, which coiled itself neatly back into her hand, and started
forward along the tilting deck.

     "So, we need 'another factor' to intervene, or we're sushi?" Old Gold asked.
     "It would help," Ongus Iron-hand said.  "This is a thing that Kung-Fu teaches.
If there is no way to win, change the rules, change the circumstances, change your
approach."  He squinted into the darkness.  "We are very close to the cliff, and I
see...perhaps an opening."
     "Perhaps?  This fills me with such confidence!" M. Kawaldar Tisinju Chardinee
said.
     "It's better than no opening," Old Gold said.  "Shut up and row, because I don't
see the Black Ship anymore, and if it went into a cave--"
     "Then we must arrive before the cave entrance closes again," the Kung-Fu Master
said.  "Quite so."  He lifted the oar out of Chadinee's slack hands, took the proper
position, and slipped the blade into the water, throwing his back into the stroke as
Old Gold did the same on the other side.
     Old Gold could hear a low rumble under the shriek of the storm, and he suspected
that this was the cave beginning to close.  Ballads never mentioned things like "low
rumbles," but it stood to reason that the stone wouldn't move--if that was what was
happening--without sound, and a low rumble was exactly the right sound.  He glanced
over his shoulder toward the cliff.  Yes, there WAS a slot of darkness that might be
the entrance to a cave.  Small, though.  Hard to imagine how a whole ship, with a
mast and everything, could go in.
     "The entrance is getting smaller," Chardinee said, in a voice that was doing the
same.
     "Row harder, then," Old Gold panted.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, here I am again.  I maybe here for a while, so make yourselves comfortable.
Thanks to Golden Opportunity for a very rewarding 43 minute fight.  Three skills,
that's tops for me.  I just don't understand how the sitting Duelmaster can be the
least popular fighter!?  Who decides these things?  I know you guys like me.  You
really, really like me.  Kurome, you could have taken a little bit more tormenting
before going to the dark arena.  Now I have to find someone else to torment.

Persiflage
Shroud In Mystery
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of WILLAF!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  WILLAF watched with 
glee as POWER LEGION got knocked off top spot by GOLDEN GLADIATORS!  Try as it might, 
POT OF GOLD wasn't good enough at persuading PERSIFLAGE to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SHROUD IN 
MYSTERY!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at GOLDEN GLADIATORS ain't reelin'! 
SHROUD IN MYSTERY's mad!  What do people see in PUNH JENTLY?  His 17-19-0?  PUNNY 
AMINALS ain't talkin', but he's got 71 points.  PUNH JENTLY didn't quite know what to 
make of a challenge he received from KITTEN KABOODLE of ARENA FELINES, who is 20 
points below him.  KITTEN KABOODLE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested 
PUNH JENTLY and ended up with 91 recognition points.   
     Warriors of WILLAF unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERSIFLAGE 4219              27  10  0   108       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELVET GLOVE 3563            13   5  0    98       DRAGOONS (333)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      16   4  0    97       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 POT OF GOLD 5590              8   6  0    96       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          7   5  0    91       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOCHU 4912                  15  15  2    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TANOSHII 5488                16   5  0    83       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             10  23  0    79       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 WEASEL 3449                  16   8  0    77       DRAGOONS (333)
 SULLY 4344                   13   9  0    77       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 LUCY FURR 5527                6   1  1    75       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             17  19  0    71       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KUROHANA 5128                20   9  0    69       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIGHTNING 5611                6   1  0    66       POWER LEGION (579)
 KORE SURYA 4232              14  19  3    64       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610                5   2  0    59       POWER LEGION (579)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456        11   4  0    55       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
 O PUNCHA 5531                10  17  0    53       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
-XENOPHOBIAC 5586              6   7  0    47       D.S.M.V. (578)
-NARCOLEPTIC 5588              6   7  2    46       D.S.M.V. (578)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                 8   5  0    43       YAMABUSHI (432)
-PURZ! 5591                    5   2  0    40       ARENA FELINES (452)
-TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587        7   6  0    38       D.S.M.V. (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POTENTIAL 5609                6   1  0    32       POWER LEGION (579)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5  10  0    28       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602              5   2  0    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3720              7   4  1    26       DRAGOONS (333)
-SCHIZOID 5594                 3   7  0    24       D.S.M.V. (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I C STARRS 3787               3   1  0    23       DRAGOONS (333)
 NATURE 5607                   5   2  0    21       POWER LEGION (579)
 SAL AHMI 5593                 1   0  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 KLONDIKE GOLD 5612            2   4  0    12       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 LEVERAGE 5616                 2   2  0     8       POWER LEGION (579)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                 1   0  0     4       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PETTIFOGGER 5473              0   3  0     3       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 INDIRA 3798                   0   1  0     1       DRAGOONS (333)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
O. FISH 5482          11 26 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     KORE SURYA 4232       531         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Persiflage -- That was a great fight with Golden Opportunity.  Congrats on the
victory.  Well done.  A salute to The Duelmaster. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Talk about golden, those Power Rangers are surely beating up on everyone!  Pure gold!
Wow! -- Midas

Old Gold with a "two handed grip on his oar as though it was a flail"?  That old coot
wouldn't know how to hold a whiffle.  All he could do was smoke and count gold and
fake a jab now and then with a dagger. -- Midas (chuckling at the Lord Protector's
antics)

Sully -- Persi had his shot, and he was splendiferously golden, but I don't think you
have enough in you to run with me, pal. -- Golden Opportunity

Sully -- Well we KNOW you couldn't run with me! -- Golden Arches

Noachian -- Feud?  Nah.  Just some noise making by the Yams & Co.  Welcome back.  My
Consortium brethren indicate that some of them have crossed friendly swords with you
elsewhere. -- Midas

Tevik Zokharj -- Give us something?  Don't need it, pal.  Made a killing in MD's
stock.  Why, me and Ronald McDonald are like best buds.  If you are passing out the
welfare food stamps, I hear the Yamabushi need anything they can get. -- Golden
Arches

Kore Surya -- Don't I know you from somewhere?  I'm glad you were around.  (wink) --
Pot Of Gold

Purz!  Really?  Purrrrrrrsssssssss?  Well, I guess I was the kitty cat and you were
the bear.  Well done. -- Golden Bear

Potential -- So much for my stake, you cad! -- Klondike Gold

Pot of Gold -- It is pretty to see what money will do. -- Kore Surya

Leverage -- Do your duty bravely.  Fear Kjarran.  Honor the Satrap.

Shroud in 'with the terrorists' -- Hahaha!!  Bring it on, bozo breath.  Come on after
me and give it your best shot, you insolent novice! -- Yamabushi

Shrouded Mystery face -- Pay attention, moron.  Got no feud with Jorja, and never had
one.  Am simply disgusted with her completely unfounded support for that that
absolute idiot, Midas. -- Yamabushi 

Persiflage -- Hate to have disappointed you about Kurome, little one.  But your
manager is just like that dumbed-down Midas jerk; the Yamabushi are way ahead of your
miniscule mentality.

Kurome probably wasn't really worth the effort from the start; ST=9(+2) CN=13(+1)
SZ=9 WT=17 WL=18(+1) SP=11 DF=11, Master INIT, AdvExp ATK, AdvExp DEF.  Was a little
surprised he got as much as that 13-15-4 record, even with the -2 curse in ATK.
Probably due to the amount of skills he started with, but his damage-doing capability
was just woefully inadequate, which contributed to his losses.

Midas -- Am now convinced you are in critical need of psychiatric help.  You are a
slobbering moron, completely disconnected from any sort of reality (no pun intended).
Are you even capable of any coherent though pattern??  Seek professional assistance
at your earliest opportunity. -- Yamabushi

Kurohana -- Such is the life of a gladiator, I guess.  A totally rotten match for
you, but it happens. -- Punh Jently

M. Chardinee -- You shouldn't be here!  You should be out in the strait killing
monsters!  Go away! -- Ketl Physhe

Taikutsu -- Not my favorite style match, but that's the way the dice fall.  Drat. --
O Puncha

Golden Opportunity -- No, no, you've got it all wrong!  It isn't DM2, it's D2.  Dee
Two.  Just that, no more. -- Jorja
P.S.  Even worse, eh?

Midas -- No...more like the cumin in chili-con-carne. -- Jorja

Noachian -- While your sentiments warm the cockles of my cockles, and while I would
admit that there are days when it's really satisfying to hear an opponent's teeth
rattle across the floor, Yamabushi is merely grousing, as we all have done from time
to time, about the way the game works.  If you want to have at him, do it for your
own reasons. -- Jorja
P.S.  I suspect that the core of his objection to Golden Gladiators is that they've
been scooping most of the free fights since they returned.

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KITTEN KABOODLE devastated PUNH JENTLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TANOSHII subdued KETL PHYSHE in a popular 6 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
KNOWLEDGE viciously subdued TAIKUTSU in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge brawl.
GOLDEN BEAR savagely defeated NATURE in a unpopular 26 minute bloody Challenge match.
PERSIFLAGE won victory over POT OF GOLD in a exciting 4 minute mismatched Title fight.
VELVET GLOVE handily defeated SULLY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KUROHANA was outwaited by WEASEL in a 10 minute gruesome expert's duel.
KORE SURYA was savagely defeated by LUCY FURR in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY overpowered LIGHTNING in a popular 3 minute one-sided melee.
O PUNCHA demolished MOCKINGBIRD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS bested HUSAM AL DIN in a 2 minute battle.
POTENTIAL demolished KLONDIKE GOLD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute one-sided brawl.
PETTIFOGGER was handily defeated by I C STARRS in a 3 minute uneven fight.
LEVERAGE was defeated by SAL AHMI in a 4 minute struggle.
INDIRA lost to BUDOKUMO in a 6 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  27 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  24 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 533 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        9 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PERSIFLAGE 4219            27  10  0  108 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
BASHING ATTACK   VELVET GLOVE 3563          13   5  0   98 DRAGOONS (333)
LUNGING ATTACK   POT OF GOLD 5590            8   6  0   96 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITTEN KABOODLE 5515        7   5  0   91 ARENA FELINES (452)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 13   9  0   77 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
AIMED BLOW       KNOWLEDGE 5610              5   2  0   59 POWER LEGION (579)
WALL OF STEEL    GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456      11   4  0   55 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is O PUNCHA 5531.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KETL PHYSHE 5489.  The ten other most popular fighters were KNOWLEDGE 5610, POT 
OF GOLD 5590, KLONDIKE GOLD 5612, LIGHTNING 5611, LUCY FURR 5527, KITTEN KABOODLE 
5515, O PUNCHA 5531, GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456, TANOSHII 5488, and PERSIFLAGE 4219.

The least popular fighter this week was NATURE 5607.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDEN BEAR 5602, BUDOKUMO 5635, KUROHANA 5128, SAL AHMI 5593, KORE 
SURYA 4232, WEASEL 3449, SULLY 4344, TAIKUTSU 5564, INDIRA 3798, and I C STARRS 3787.