DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2006    Duedate: 11/21/2006

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-547

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWIMMING
SPORTS (497)
(21-5693) [11-6-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWIMMING                       HADRIAN
SPORTS (497)                   WARMASTERS (551)
(21-5693) [11-6-0,100]         (21-6361) [4-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CROUCHING HAMSTER              BLACK TIGER
D.R.I. (536)                   NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6184) [13-12-1,64]         (21-1705) [8-7-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LAKOTA (362)                45
2. SPORTS (497)                40      SPORTS (497)
3. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         35      Unchartered Team
4. WARMASTERS (551)            23
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         23      WARMASTERS (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SPORTS (497)              24  13  0 64.9   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  3 0
 2/ 1 METAL MARVELS (548)       43  27  1 61.4   2/ 3 D.R.I. (536)              8  6 1
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       43  28  0 60.6   3/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (538)      7  8 0
 4- 3 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       83  62  8 57.2   4/ 6*WARMASTERS (551)          6  4 0
 5/ 6 LAKOTA (362)             241 184 12 56.7   5/ 2 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57)  6  9 0
 6/ 5 D.R.I. (536)              69  53  6 56.6   6/ 9 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      5  3 1
 7/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      338 287  8 54.1   7/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5  8 0
 8- 8*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       14  12  2 53.8   8/15 LAKOTA (362)              4  1 0
 9/10*WARMASTERS (551)          13  12  2 52.0   9/10 NASTY MOB (456)           4  4 0
10/11 DOC LEGRAND'S AVIAN (57) 436 439 38 49.8  10/11 METAL MARVELS (548)       4  4 0
11/ 0 SONS OF SATAN (20)       344 347 40 49.8  11/13*PHILTHBALLS (554)         3  7 0
12/13 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      42  43  7 49.4  12/12*RAGING LORDS (552)        3 10 0
13/15 NASTY MOB (456)          114 129  9 46.9  13- 8 AGE OF EMPIRE (376)       2  0 0
14/14 LITERATE LOONS (538)      53  62  5 46.1  14/ 0 SPORTS (497)              2  0 0
15/ 0 K.G.B. (51)               76 100  6 43.2  15- 7*FEEBLE LEGION (547)       2  2 0
16/16 KANO CLAN (106)          176 249 10 41.4  16/17 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0
17/17*PHILTHBALLS (554)          3   7  0 30.0  17/ 0 SONS OF SATAN (20)        1  4 0
18/18*RAGING LORDS (552)         6  17  0 26.1  18-18*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)    0  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*FORCED VENGEANCE (542)     2   8  0 20.0  19/ 0 K.G.B. (51)               0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Shhh, quiet.  And if you see some geek looking guy in a white lab coat, act like I
was not talking to you.  Doc LeGrand has been really cranky since the tournament.  He
was used to being a winner and our team was anything but winners last time.  This got
off to a bad start when The Cardinal walked onto the sands to start the Challenger's
tournament and never came back.  Yes, our first warrior died in our first fight, not
a good portent of things to come.

I have to be quiet since I turned in a bagel at 0-2 in the Champions tournament
against Cunning Prince 82-26936 and Juniper 82-33234.  Notice that both of these guys
were from Arena 82.  Cunning Prince has an arena record of 6-1-0, 46 and Juniper has
a record of 6-4-0, 66 which leads me to believe that neither of the guys fights
anywhere but at tournaments.  They were fast and I was meat.  I did not ever get to
swing in either fight.

Blessed Bluejay also went 0-2, losing to Margarita 1-7025 and SoulSnare 82-37248.
Doesn't anyone from a regular arena go to these tournaments?

Vengeful Vulture did manage to get a win, going 2-3.  The Vulture won against
Wolverine from arena 42, and Blitzkrieg from arena 25.  Then reality set in and he
lost to Toad from arena 82, Rickon from Arena 60 and Red Fission from arena 82.  Was
everyone in the tournament from arena 82?  What are guys with 2-0-1 and 2-2-0 records
doing in the Initiates tournament anyway?

Grey Grouse went 0-2 as well.  I think his days are numbered because I have seen Doc
LeGrand measuring his loft in the team cage, never a good sign,  Not as bad as when
you see him taking tissue samples off the local fauna, but still a bad sign.  I
suppose the samples taken from a Robin are for Cordial Cardinal's replacement, but if
you ask me the Grouse is next.

I am avoiding the 13-3 Aimed Blow from Age of Empires this turn.  Let him play with
one of the lungers instead.  Meanwhile I will be happy to draw a NPC, grab some more
Political Points and escape before Doc LeGrand cleans out my cage too.

Crap, here he comes.  Go ask him some questions and pretend like you were just
watching me train.

[A tall, malnourished man with dark glasses and a lab coat walks up, a clear look of
disdain on his face.  He scratches a new note on a well worn tablet and looks
dejectedly at his team.]

I remember when the tournaments were a distraction, now it seems like the arenas are
the distraction.  I think the emphasis should be on working with what you have,
making the most of the replacements you get.  But obviously that is not how the
current economics are today.  You know if it were me, I would run the tournaments as
a separate system, to compare warriors from different arena, not a system to
themselves.  With all the magic at her disposal I do not see why Sheila Greywand
could not run the tournaments as a separate reality with no development and no real
impact on the regular arena.  And the prize for winning should be winning itself, not
some tools to help someone else win.

And if it were me I would send the whole team in to combat at the same time.  But
then again, that would seem like an entirely different game.

Sorry, I have to put this Robin sample into the clone matrix and spawn a replacement
for Cordial Cardinal.  If you have more questions you can send me an e-mail at
DekeYoung@Comcast.net

[Doc LeGrand walks away, and his four remaining warriors make an effort to avoid his
gaze as he leaves.]

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SUNSET games.  There were bitter words at FEEBLE 
LEGION's guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 
15th.  Dark Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week LAKOTA went 4-0-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  
BONEDUST caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested VIOLENT PACIFICATION and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, WEST WIND put down XAPHAN, causing him to lose 13 points 
of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of SWIMMING, for 
with its arena victory it may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SUNSET "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  SUNSET, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is AGE OF EMPIRE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of D.R.I. last week.  Busy avoiding AGE OF EMPIRE?  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
CROW BAR.  Watch your back!  CALPURNIA must really be harboring a grudge against the 
LITERATE LOONS guild!  Merciless, 18 challenged down HART CRANE points this week to 
duel with she.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of CALPURNIA.  I shall not 
fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in SUNSET as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWIMMING 5693                11   6  0   100       SPORTS (497)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLLEYBALL 5691              12   5  0    99       SPORTS (497)
 CALPURNIA 6173               10   7  1    95       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BONEDUST 6098                19  17  0    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHORAG 6011                  11   5  3    87       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
-JASON 558                     9   5  1    86       K.G.B. (51)
 BULGAKOV 6244                13   5  1    82       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570        14  10  0    77       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 AZRAEL 6076                  11  15  0    73       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 MATSUDA KAO 5712             15   7  0    72       KANO CLAN (106)
-MOMORO WA 5514               20  10  0    70       KANO CLAN (106)
 SHAMAN 1706                  12   2  0    69       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HART CRANE 6207              10  13  2    67       LITERATE LOONS (538)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLENT PACIFICATION 6180    16   8  0    66       D.R.I. (536)
 WEST WIND 5125               11   6  1    66       LAKOTA (362)
 CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184       13  12  1    64       D.R.I. (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 1705              8   7  0    64       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 JACKAL 6193                   5   4  1    64       NASTY MOB (456)
 CROW BAR 6332                 8   3  0    63       METAL MARVELS (548)
 MUSHIKU BO 5713              13  18  0    62       KANO CLAN (106)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMSUN 6289                   6   7  0    55       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 VULGE 6260                    8   7  0    49       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 VERGIL 6169                  10   8  0    48       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 XAPHAN 6126                   8  12  1    47       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 NERVE RAKER 1874              9   7  0    45       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SHERWOOD 6208                10  13  0    43       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BAD HANDWRITING 6276          4   1  0    42       LAKOTA (362)
-BUBBA 626                     4   1  0    42       K.G.B. (51)
-GRAVEYARD TAN 6278            9   4  0    41       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 HADRIAN 6361                  4   1  0    41       WARMASTERS (551)
-DOILY 6298                    5   1  0    40       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-MOLTEN METAL 6333             6  10  0    39       METAL MARVELS (548)
 BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633          7   8  0    35       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 VENGEFUL VULTURE 4604         5   6  0    35       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 VINCENT 6324                  6   2  0    34       METAL MARVELS (548)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUTUS 6360                   5   1  0    33       WARMASTERS (551)
-MEGA ROKU 6091                4   1  2    33       KANO CLAN (106)
 BUBONIC BEN 6252              6   3  0    31       NASTY MOB (456)
-QUINTUS REX 6243              4   2  2    31       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-TIBERIUS 6357                 2   2  1    31       WARMASTERS (551)
 LEAD 6316                     6   5  0    30       METAL MARVELS (548)
 JAYNA 6305                    4   2  0    30       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-MISASHI SAN 6084              4   1  0    29       KANO CLAN (106)
 BRAVOS 6368                   3   2  0    28       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DR. DREAM 1709                7   4  0    27       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-WILLIN POINER 571             5   7  1    27       K.G.B. (51)
 ROAD RUNNER 6237              5   0  0    27       LAKOTA (362)
-GLASS CEILING 6299            4   3  1    27       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENGHIS TRON 6311             5   3  1    23       D.R.I. (536)
-DIMITRI 613                   3   5  1    23       K.G.B. (51)
 CRAZYSKULL 6369               3   2  0    23       RAGING LORDS (552)
-KARNAX 6174                   1   1  0    20       AGE OF EMPIRE (376)
 CONRAD 6308                   3   8  1    18       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-HOOLIGAN 6374                 2   2  0    18       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-LURKER 6264                   2   0  0    16       FORCED VENGEANCE (542)
 GREY GROUSE 4689              2   4  0    15       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 BONEFACE 6372                 1   4  0    15       RAGING LORDS (552)
 VELARIA 6256                  3   3  2    14       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BLEDD 6351                    3   5  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 THE LEPER 6400                2   0  0    14       PHILTHBALLS (554)
 ATTILA 6376                   2   0  0    13       NASTY MOB (456)
 VICTOR 6358                   2   3  1    12       WARMASTERS (551)
-VASE 6362                     2   2  0    12       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
 LITTLE FLOWER 6367            1   0  0    11       LAKOTA (362)
 SEVERO 6359                   0   5  0    11       WARMASTERS (551)
 SHAKA CONNIE 6381             2   2  0    10       D.R.I. (536)
 DRIVE BY SAMURI 6390          1   0  0    10       D.R.I. (536)
-CHASSIS 6375                  1   2  0     9       METAL MARVELS (548)
 FRED 627                      1   4  0     7       K.G.B. (51)
 ZAN 6304                      1   4  0     7       SONS OF SATAN (20)
-CICERO 6262                   1   3  0     6       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 GLEEK 6314                    0   4  0     5       SONS OF SATAN (20)
 BLOODLUST 6402                1   1  0     4       PHILTHBALLS (554)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE OLD COBBLER 6385          0   2  0     2       RAGING LORDS (552)
 RAGING BULL 6386              0   2  0     2       RAGING LORDS (552)
 RED ROBIN 6413                0   1  0     1       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 GRIMLORD 6412                 0   1  0     1       RAGING LORDS (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KHUBLA CON-AIR 6350    1  2 0 D.R.I. 536            TIBERIUS 6357         543 REVENGED
GANG BANGER 6364       1  2 0 NASTY MOB 456         VICTOR 6358           544         
SPECIAL DEAD 6410      0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       DARK CHAMPION 411     547 NONE    
SPECIAL ED 6409        0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       QUICKSILVER 406       547 NONE    
ESPECIALLY DEAD 6411   0  1 0 PHILTHBALLS 554       BANDIT PRINCE 412     547 NONE    
SNAKELIP 6370          0  3 0 RAGING LORDS 552      GENGHIS TRON 6311     545 REVENGED
HATCHETFACE 6398       0  1 0 RAGING LORDS 552      VELARIA 6256          546         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bledd -- Me, avoid a bloodfeud?!  You should know us better than that by now.  Just
because Stik's bloated ego blinded him to the simple chore of circling a name, don't
blame me, runt. -- Conrad

Vergil -- What can I say, if you know you're gonna go out, go out swinging. --
Sherwood

Philthballs -- Not a bad start, considering you DA'd three.  Welcome to glorious
Sunset!!  May your stay be long and blood soaked!!  Drinks on us down at the Broken
Bone tonight post-fights!! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

D.K. Toker and Equites -- (raising ale) Welcome back!  Blades UP!! -- Stik and G.F.

Conrad -- That was just so you know you're still a marked man.... -- Vulge

Brutus -- Well, "brute" would be one word I'd consider using with you...keep that
pair in the back of your head open, big boy. -- Bledd

Bluejay -- There's more than one way to catch a birdie...you look tired!  Better sit
down and rest! -- G.T.

Sherman -- (looking two inches to the right) I see what you mean about that battle
report, now.  Disgusting, but they do make good targets.  We just need to do a better
job of hitting them, hard! -- Stik

Nomad -- YOU?!??  Avoiding little old US?!???  Perish the thought!! ;) -- Stik

Doc LeGrand -- Nice column, quite the personal history.  In response to a comment of
yours elsewhere, I believe Sunset was originally nicknamed the "Arena of Death"
because of the introductory story printed on turn 1 of the arena (which I still
have), in which the local King was forced to kill off all the gladiators to appease
the angry gods.  But they didn't mind them bringing in a new crop not long after!
Thus the arena began!  Others have claimed on the D2 boards not long back that our
arena and at least one other, Arvat I believe, have slightly higher "kill ratios"
coded in.  Don't know if that really holds water, but history seems to support it. --
Stik

Well, too late to get in a good luck wish to everyone in Sunset for the tourney, but
here it is anyway!  I only sent in one from the active squad, and one dead.
Hopefully someone will step up and represent.  You know, for having such a storied
history and a formidable reputation, we really have very little representation in
ADM, which is a travesty!  I'm doing what I can with limited funds, and I know
Ultraist just gave up on his ADM crew. Let's see what we can do about this, guys....
-- Stik

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPECIAL DEAD was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPECIAL ED was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ESPECIALLY DEAD was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
THE OLD COBBLER was savagely defeated by VELARIA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
CALPURNIA devastated HART CRANE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CROW BAR was luckily beaten by MATSUDA KAO in a 7 minute Challenge competition.
SHAMAN defeated JACKAL in a exciting 3 minute Challenge struggle.
BRAVOS was devastated by HAMSUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
VENGEFUL VULTURE was handily defeated by MUSHIKU BO in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
VERGIL was viciously subdued by BLACK TIGER in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
SEVERO was luckily beaten by SHAKA CONNIE in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.
BRUTUS overpowered BONEFACE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLEDD was luckily beaten by THE LEPER in a unpopular 14 minute Challenge competition.
VICTOR was outlasted by ROAD RUNNER in a unpopular 15 minute gory Challenge match.
GENGHIS TRON viciously subdued CONRAD in a 2 minute gory Challenge conflict.
BLOODLUST lost to GREY GROUSE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
FLAMING FLAMINGO was devastated by SWIMMING in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
VOLLEYBALL beat BULGAKOV in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory master's brawl.
BONEDUST overpowered VIOLENT PACIFICATION in a 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
XAPHAN was overpowered by WEST WIND in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CROUCHING HAMSTER was bested by AZRAEL in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
BLESSED BLUEJAY was demolished by VULGE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
NERVE RAKER viciously subdued VINCENT in a 2 minute bloody fray.
SHERWOOD was defeated by BAD HANDWRITING in a 3 minute match.
JAYNA was defeated by HADRIAN in a 2 minute fight.
LEAD vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BUBONIC BEN slimly won victory over GLEEK in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
DR. DREAM won victory over ZAN in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner bout.
CRAZYSKULL beat RED ROBIN in a crowd pleasing 5 minute novice's fray.
FRED was viciously subdued by ATTILA in a 3 minute gory novice's bout.
RAGING BULL was vanquished by LITTLE FLOWER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
DRIVE BY SAMURI overpowered GRIMLORD in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  14 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  23 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  34 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  27 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  52 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  20 -  0      39  |

Turn 547 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:

BASHING ATTACK     6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  9         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SWIMMING 5693              11   6  0  100 SPORTS (497)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALPURNIA 6173             10   7  1   95 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
SLASHING ATTACK  BONEDUST 6098              19  17  0   91 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
WALL OF STEEL    BULGAKOV 6244              13   5  1   82 LITERATE LOONS (538)
TOTAL PARRY      MATSUDA KAO 5712           15   7  0   72 KANO CLAN (106)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK TIGER 1705            8   7  0   64 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      BAD HANDWRITING 6276        4   1  0   42 LAKOTA (362)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HADRIAN 6361                4   1  0   41 WARMASTERS (551)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was BLACK TIGER 1705.  The ten other most popular fighters were CROW BAR 
6332, VOLLEYBALL 5691, CRAZYSKULL 6369, CROUCHING HAMSTER 6184, JACKAL 6193, SEVERO 
6359, NERVE RAKER 1874, SHERWOOD 6208, ZAN 6304, and ATTILA 6376.

The least popular fighter this week was ROAD RUNNER 6237.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VICTOR 6358, THE LEPER 6400, GRIMLORD 6412, RAGING BULL 6386, 
BLESSED BLUEJAY 3633, XAPHAN 6126, FLAMING FLAMINGO 3570, BLOODLUST 6402, CONRAD 
6308, and BLEDD 6351.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes