DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/22/2008    Duedate: 06/04/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAN STEPPE
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-5000) [9-5-2,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUSCIOUS                       ERIC CARTMAN
WALI'S FINEST (419)            CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5007) [8-4-2,121]          (19-5069) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOT ROD II                     ANTONIUS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     IDES OF MARCH (226)
(19-4961) [19-20-1,87]         (19-5063) [4-2-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            44
2. WALI'S FINEST (419)         42      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. IDES OF MARCH (226)         15      Unchartered Team
4. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         12
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   7      CUNNING RUNTS (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    14   4  0 77.8   1/ 1*CUNNING RUNTS (425)      11  4 0
 2/ 1*CUNNING RUNTS (425)       11   4  0 73.3   2/ 2 IDES OF MARCH (226)      10  3 1
 3/ 0 WALI'S FINEST (419)       70  46  2 60.3   3/ 5 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  5 0
 4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         122  96  9 56.0   4/ 4 TEAM CHAOS (422)          4  6 0
 5/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       60  58  4 50.8   5/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  4 11 0
 6/ 5 TEAM CHAOS (422)         103 127  5 44.8   6/ 0 WALI'S FINEST (419)       2  1 1
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 445 569 17 43.9   7- 6 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    1  0 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[ Darkfall #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the hills between Aljafir, North Fork, and Kurukar:

     Vekhirn, who had once been court magician to the Satrap of the Glorious Empire,
stared into the mirror-smooth surface of a rain-pool.  The reflected clouds shimmered
and darkened; a black tower emerged, distinct against the background of stormy sky as
though it shown with an anti-light.  As quickly as the image formed, it began to
twist and retreat, struggling to fade from his sight.  He had not needed information,
he would have let it go gladly; the Black Tower was painful to see even by this
means.  It was a wrongness, torn from a dimension alien to human senses.  It never
appeared precisely the same, though the magician did not know if that was due to some
mutability of its nature or to his own inadequacy of vision or if it was deceiving
his spells.  He wasn't sure that mattered.
     All of which aside, it was not the tower that he was attempting to observe now.
He had sensed for weeks now that a power was building in Kurukar, a great wave of
darkness that would spill disaster across northern Alastari.  But he had not, so far,
been able to pin it down and determine what form the catastrophe would take.
     The magician sat back with a sigh.  And this was going to be another failure.
     "No good again, huh?"
     Vekhirn glanced over at the sympathetic face of one of his most valuable
assistants.  Fool's Gold, he was called, a graduated gladiator from Willaf, and one
who took the title "Lord Protector" very seriously.  Graduated-and-retired gladiators
from all over northern Alastari had rallied to assist him with an enthusiasm and
dedication that still surprised him.  Most had assisted very well indeed, and this
Fool had been one of the best.  "Nothing," he said.  He held up a hand to stop the
apology he could see forming.  "It was through no fault of yours, nor of any member
of your team that set the amulets around the Tower.  Simply, the spell of concealment
is still too strong for me to pierce."
     "What if he never dissolves the shield?"
     "He will have to, once he begins to act.  No magician, however strong, can
project a spell through his own strongest shield.  No doubt he believes that by that
time, it will be too late for us to resist."
     "Well, he's wrong on that, isn't he?"  When Vekhirn didn't answer, the gladiator
repeated his question.  "We will be able to resist him when the time comes, won't
we?"
     Vekhirn sighed again, feeling older than his years, and he had a lot of years.
"I hope so," he said.  "But until we know what he's trying to do--"
     "He's invoking some kind of death magic."  Another gladiator, this one female,
emerged from the brushy hillside.  "I could tell that much, but not whether his
intent is to cause death, or to manipulate the dead, or--"  She let out her breath in
a hiss.  "I couldn't get close enough to tell, not if I didn't want to get sucked up
in it."
     "You took a hell of a chance, Moonjumper," Fool said.  "Don't do that again.  My
nerves can't take it."
     "Indeed, our friend Fool's Gold has the right of that!" Vekhirn said.  "Had I
known your intent, I would have--"
     "I'm not under your command," she snapped.
     "--tried to talk you out of it," the magician finished.  "I would not have any
of our company take such a risk unless, until we are sure there are no other courses
open to us.  But since you did... how close were you able to get to the Tower?"
     "Closer than I ever want to be again," she answered fervently.  "I think if I
had been fully human, the emanations would have broken my will.  A hundred and fifty
yards, maybe.  Close enough to be sure it was the Black Kaliv himself who came out.
I followed him to the necropolis and watched one of his rites."  She shivered.
"Another thing I don't want to repeat!  All blood and chained souls, it was.  When a
soul is trapped, it howls like a mad wolf.  May I never hear such again!"
     Vekhirn stood, tossing a handful of pebbles into the rain-pool to make sure the
link was destroyed.  "He is harvesting, trapping souls, then?"
     "That much I am sure of," she said.  "And you already discovered the human
sacrifices and that he is trafficking with demons.  Isn't that enough?"
     "Enough to know he must be destroyed, yes, but not enough to tell us HOW.  This
whole business is intensely frustrating.  Well, let us go back to camp and see what
other news has come in."

Note to readers and potential writers:  Feel free to use this storyline as a
springboard, to branch off in stories of your own, or play around with aspects that
appeal to your creativity.  Participation is not only allowed, it's invited.  Or
volunteer a gladiator or two, I'll try to make at least some use of anyone who steps
forward.  Those of you with teams in arenas dm 28: Morya and dm 29: Lapur may be
interested to know that this storyline is on a collison course with that one.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                       (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
                      (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUWAYZA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see LUSCIOUS win a fight and gain 52 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
TIBERIUS beat ISIS and ISIS lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  DAN STEPPE 
challenged HOT ROD II for ZUWAYZA's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if 
variety is the spice of life, ZUWAYZA may be getting bland, as DAN STEPPE stays top 
dog in the city.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was IDES OF MARCH.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  HOT ROD II was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the 
DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice ANTONIUS challenging down 18 points to 
fight ERIC CARTMAN, IDES OF MARCH doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult 
to honor.  This is the sort of thing that makes the price of admission to ZUWAYZA's 
games worth it!  ANTONIUS was overcame by ERIC CARTMAN!!  And we have PUBLIUS in a 
challenge, going down 10 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought PUBLIUS showed 
great skill and promise when he was beat by BLACK BELT.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUWAYZA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Let's see, 17-9-0.  Pretty good record for a living warrior.  
A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS.  Tsk. 
The bigger they are, as they say.  And what I say is that LUSCIOUS had better watch 
out for TEAM CHAOS, seeing as SOLSTICE felled she this turn.  Titanium shields and 
bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUWAYZA.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN STEPPE 5000               9   5  2   106       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               12   3  0   155       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 LUSCIOUS 5007                 8   4  2   121       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 PETE MOSS 4968               11   4  1    97       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 JACK HAMMA 5001              10   2  2    94       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          19   7  0    93       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            21  24  1    88       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOT ROD II 4961              19  20  1    87       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                   16  33  0    84       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  11  0    74       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-JEWEL 4924                   12  12  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BELT 5040              13   5  0    66       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIBERIUS 5002                 9   4  2    63       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 PUBLIUS 4994                  7   2  0    58       IDES OF MARCH (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            8   3  0    49       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          5   4  1    42       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ISIS 5006                     6   4  0    40       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           9   7  0    39       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069             3   0  0    28       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTONIUS 5063                 4   2  0    20       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070           3   0  0    20       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 ROBIN STORRS 5065             2   1  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 BARNEY RUBBLE 5073            2   1  0    17       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 BART SIMPSON 5072             2   1  0    16       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 MARCELLUS 5075                1   0  0    16       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ORNAMENT 5060                 3   5  0    14       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 WEE MAN 5071                  1   2  0    14       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          3   4  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 AL ZEIMER 5076                0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MARCELLUS 5057          3  3 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045  584  REVENGED
SOLSTICE 4998          17  9 0 TEAM CHAOS 422       LUSCIOUS 5007         587   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pete Moss -- You wish to place an ad to sell potting medium?  Fine!  This, I can do.
Many will respond, I am sure.  It's that season. -- Nifty Nickel

Antonius -- You damned Rirorni are just looters to the bone, aren't you?  To meet me
in the arena and immediately beat me up in order to steal my bracelets is the act of
a barbarian. -- Ornament
P.S.  Not that barbarians don't have their good points.

I ran over the Convicted Assassin, but someone pulled him out of the street while I
was turning around to run over him again.  Damn. -- Hot Rod

No.  Absolutely not.  Kung-fu is NOT the coming thing, and a master of that back-
alley art is NOT the Man of the Week. -- Times

Publius -- Ah...you're the one who's always writing letters to the editor, aren't
you?  Hmm. -- Black Belt

All -- Please do not attempt to access the Stone Golem in the near future.  It was
damaged--mentally, if such a term can be applied to a golem--by the behavior of Liza
Lotte.  The staff magicians say that it will be necessary to completely "blank out"
the Stone Golem's "operating system" and reinstall it before the golem can function
properly. -- Verjazed, Arena Steward

Hot Rod -- You're a menace to pedestrians everywhere and should not be allowed to
drive a carriage ever again. -- Rondol of Osksi, Have Blade Will Travel

Times -- Acknowledge my superiority and that of my art, you fool.  The pen is not
mightier than the sword in the present, only in the extended view--and even then, it
is questionable.  What price pens if all scribes are slain with swords before they
can write? -- Khalid Sinj, Master of Kung-Fu

Tiberius -- I agree that the Fratsfa Slave was pathetic, but this does not mean that
he was cheap.  To be continually importing these fellows is almost as expensive as to
be constantly resurrecting them.  A simple crushing defeat should suffice, should it
not? -- Verjazed, Arena Steward

Stewie Griffin -- (snivel)  You will buy me dinner after that, won't you?  I'm so
hungry! -- Matarmal the Waif, cruelly convicted thief

Wee Man -- Beware the alleys. -- Halkad Steeltoe, Truculent Beggar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAN STEPPE devastated HOT ROD II in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PETE MOSS vanquished NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PUBLIUS was subdued by BLACK BELT in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
ANTONIUS was bested by ERIC CARTMAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
ROBIN STORRS overpowered TACITUS SPURIUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SOLSTICE was butchered by LUSCIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JACK HAMMA devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched match.
WHITE CHOCOATE unbelievably bested TIMES in a action packed 2 minute expert's fight.
AMATUS JUSTAS viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
ISIS was overpowered by TIBERIUS in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
ANICETUS ENNIUS overpowered BART SIMPSON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
MARCO TITANIUS handily defeated WEE MAN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
STEWIE GRIFFIN bested ORNAMENT in a 2 minute bout.
BARNEY RUBBLE slimly won victory over AL ZEIMER in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
MARCELLUS defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW         7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  29 -  4      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 587 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DAN STEPPE 5000             9   5  2  106 FUNKY FOLK (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001            10   2  2   94 FUNKY FOLK (405)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923        19   7  0   93 WALI'S FINEST (419)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK BELT 5040            13   5  0   66 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ISIS 5006                   6   4  0   40 WALI'S FINEST (419)
WALL OF STEEL    MARCO TITANIUS 5037         9   7  0   39 TEAM CHAOS (422)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOT ROD II 4961.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANTONIUS 5063.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIMES 4908, BLACK BELT 
5040, AMATUS JUSTAS 5042, TIBERIUS 5002, AL ZEIMER 5076, MARCELLUS 5075, JACK HAMMA 
5001, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, and STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070.

The least popular fighter this week was WEE MAN 5071.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ISIS 5006, SOLSTICE 4998, TACITUS SPURIUS 5056, HOT ROD II 4961, BART 
SIMPSON 5072, ERIC CARTMAN 5069, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, ORNAMENT 5060, MARCO TITANIUS 
5037, and LUSCIOUS 5007.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHANGELING 2164 (149-150-4)            4  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
WHIPLASH 1221 (162-88-3)               0  5  0         THE GUARDIANS        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD OF THE FLOYDS 3638 (45-20-2)      2  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        
METAMORPHOSIS 1924 (100-68-4)          1  4  0         THE GUARDIANS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRASH QUAM 3751 (39-30-2)              1  3  0         EASTERN HORDE 3      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936 (12-2-0)         6  3  0         ARMY OF DARKNESS     
GULF COAST D 4789 (10-3-0)             5  3  0         ANARCHY              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARDANIUS 2683 (11-3-0)                3  3  0         IDES OF MARCH        
JACK HAMMA 5001 (9-2-2)                2  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
LUSCIOUS 5007 (7-4-1)                  2  3  0         WALI'S FINEST        
PETE MOSS 4968 (9-4-1)                 1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIBERIUS 5002 (6-4-1)                  5  3  0         IDES OF MARCH        
PUBLIUS 4994 (5-1-0)                   2  3  0         IDES OF MARCH        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRYSTAL BLUE 5016 (0-0-0)              6  3  0         THE SIERRAS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FAWN 5021 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         THE SIERRAS          
WEE MAN 5071 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        
ERIC CARTMAN 5069 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIC 3829 (18-4-2)                      1  3  0         DEEP 13              

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARAMEL 4921 (13-11-0)                 0  3  0         WALI'S FINEST        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BART SIMPSON 5072 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        
STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        
BARNEY RUBBLE 5073 (0-0-0)             0  3  0         CUNNING RUNTS        
CRISP 4966 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0  DEAD   ANARCHY              
PROJECT XY 5066 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         ANARCHY