DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2009    Duedate: 07/28/2009

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULLRICH BLADESONG
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6645) [21-10-2,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULLRICH BLADESONG              LEVI POOLE
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6645) [21-10-2,145]        (21-6749) [4-1-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MERRY LEONA                    LORD BLISS
SWORD OPERA (323)              RAGING LORDS (552)
(21-6591) [14-30-0,106]        (21-6446) [5-4-1,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GRIM FANDANGO (454)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LITERATE LOONS (538)        39
2. UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)       35      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. KANO CLAN (106)             29      Unchartered Team
4. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          20
5. GRIM FANDANGO (454)         20      THE RED BLADES (578)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      258 150 11 63.2   1/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      12  3 3
 2/ 2*THE RED BLADES (578)      15  10  1 60.0   2/ 4 D.R.I. (536)             10  5 0
 3- 4 SEA DOGS (533)           148 104 12 58.7   3/ 5 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  6 1
 4/ 5 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        110  81  5 57.6   4/ 3*THE RED BLADES (578)      8  7 1
 5/ 6 D.R.I. (536)             111  90  7 55.2   5/ 1 RAGING LORDS (552)        8  7 0
 6/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      527 434 23 54.8   6/ 7 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  8 1
 7/12*UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)      7   8  1 46.7   7-10*CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     5  5 2
 8/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     210 249 12 45.8   8/13*UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)     5  5 1
 9- 9 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      52  63  7 45.2   9/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         5  9 0
10/ 0 KANO CLAN (106)          264 348 20 43.1  10/14*REAL HEAVY METAL (581)    5 10 0
11/11 NCA5 (381)                34  46  7 42.5  11- 6 SEA DOGS (533)            4  1 0
12/10 RAGING LORDS (552)        30  43  1 41.1  12/ 9 NCA5 (381)                4  7 1
13/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        585 878 21 40.0  13/ 0 KANO CLAN (106)           3  0 0
14/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        19  31  2 38.0  14/12 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         3  7 2
15-16*CELESTIAL WRATH (579)      7  13  3 35.0  15/ 8 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       3  7 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
16/13*REAL HEAVY METAL (581)     5  10  0 33.3  16-15 EQUITES VIRTUS (535)      2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): KOVARAMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 631): EPEE MYSTIQUE of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 617): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 588): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 561): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 564): MODEL PRISONER of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 515): UP FROM THE SEA of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): STEEL ARMS (?, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 633): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 628): MY LITTLE TRIBE (Little Whop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 631): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 621): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 588): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 564): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 515): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 236): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 465): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 212): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 509) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 627): WYRD of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 509): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 628): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 630): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 616): CROUCHING HAMSTER of D.R.I. (?, mgr.)
               (turn 615): SURLY DECKHAND of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 580): REDD CORVAIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 261): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 563): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 248): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
                           A.O. HELL of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of SUNSET!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team RAGING LORDS was unseated 
this week as GRIM FANDANGO moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-1 record for the round.  There were bitter words at NOMADIC TRIBE's guildhouse 
after a 1-4-0 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 UNCLEAN SPIRITS went 3-2-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-1 record which GRIM FANDANGO managed to post this round?  I don't doubt 
that such a record will draw challengers!  MILLHAUSER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BLACK LOTUS and was awarded 22 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MILLHAUSER put down BLACK 
LOTUS, causing her to lose 21 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as ULLRICH BLADESONG boldly challenged 
CROUCHING HAMSTER in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned 
out in honor of ULLRICH BLADESONG, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to 
the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In SUNSET "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in SUNSET these days is GRIM FANDANGO.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find 
any of NOMADIC TRIBE last week.  Busy avoiding GRIM FANDANGO?  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after TROWSUL THUNDER.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My sources at REAL HEAVY METAL stable claim they've never seen the 
guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of IRON MAYHEM.  Beware 
WILLIAM HELL!  SCIPIO SUNSETUS must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the 
arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by MERRY LEONA of SWORD OPERA.  Hail MERRY LEONA 
for thy victory!  Walk proud, warriors of GRIM FANDANGO!  By striking down LABYRINTH 
NYMPH you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
SUNSET.  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 SUNSET.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645       21  10  2   145       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRY LEONA 6591             14  30  0   106       SWORD OPERA (323)
 ROLISTON 6697                10   5  1   103       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MOLOTOV 6682                 14  11  5   101       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-SALTY 6607                   18  17  0    91       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708       9   3  1    84       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725          8   1  1    80       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CALPURNIA 6173               11  12  1    75       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DANG CHAO 6632                7   6  2    65       KANO CLAN (106)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              10   5  0    64       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WALLACE 6707                 11   2  0    61       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 MUTABA IRO 6690               7   4  1    59       KANO CLAN (106)
-LIU BONG 6630                 9   4  2    58       KANO CLAN (106)
 MOSHI HARU 6704               5   0  1    58       KANO CLAN (106)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALEE JO 6686              13  11  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
-QUINTUS REX 6243              6   6  2    54       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 KING TOOTNPOOTN 6731          7   3  1    53       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 ZEROPOINTZERO 4192            6  11  1    53       NCA5 (381)
 LORD BLISS 6446               5   4  1    53       RAGING LORDS (552)
 BONEFACE 6372                 6   8  0    49       RAGING LORDS (552)
-VERGIL 6169                  11  13  0    46       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 BLACK LOTUS 6709              5   7  1    44       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 ANOTHER BAD BASHER 4188       7  10  2    41       NCA5 (381)
-UNREASONABLE 4263             5   6  1    40       NCA5 (381)
 RAGING BULL 6386              4   7  0    39       RAGING LORDS (552)
 MAKITA KANE 6681              9   6  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 WILLIAM HELL 4222             8   7  2    38       NCA5 (381)
 LEVI POOLE 6749               4   1  0    36       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAYNE 6761                    3   0  0    33       UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)
 CHEKHOV 6735                  6   3  2    31       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-CICERO 6262                   5   5  0    31       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
-SON OF SOL 6756               3   1  2    30       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          4   2  0    29       D.R.I. (536)
 MERSILUS 6781                 2   0  1    29       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BATTLECRY 6724                5   4  0    28       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 UNCLE SLAM 6506               4   3  0    27       D.R.I. (536)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788          2   0  1    27       THE RED BLADES (578)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-FLY FISHER 6727               4   1  0    26       SEA DOGS (533)
-VELARIA 6256                  5   7  2    24       EQUITES VIRTUS (535)
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          4   5  0    24       RAGING LORDS (552)
-IRONSIDES 6720                4   1  0    24       SEA DOGS (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZYLEGS 6501                4   2  0    23       RAGING LORDS (552)
-FATHOM JUMPER 6737            3   2  1    22       SEA DOGS (533)
 BOHEMIAN VAMP 6758            2   1  0    22       UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        5   6  0    21       D.R.I. (536)
 CHANDLER 6721                 4   7  1    20       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLAKSUNN 6774                 3   0  0    19       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 PANTERROR 6766                1   2  0    19       REAL HEAVY METAL (581)
 GRANDADDY SMURF 6783          2   0  0    18       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-MICKEY O'RION 6752            2   2  1    16       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787          2   0  0    16       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738          1   5  0    14       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FALLEN ANGEL 6760             2   1  1    13       UNCLEAN SPIRITS (580)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 THE GHOST OF X'S 6763         2   2  0    12       NCA5 (381)
-DEIMOS MARSDEN 6762           1   2  0    12       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 STICK NINJA 6806              1   0  0    11       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 JOE MAMA 6771                 2   1  0     9       D.R.I. (536)
 DAPHNE LEELU 6765             2   2  0     8       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743              1   4  0     7       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 CATHER 6786                   1   1  0     7       LITERATE LOONS (538)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREDDIE MERCURY 6753          1   3  0     7       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 SLAYER 6770                   1   2  0     6       REAL HEAVY METAL (581)
 RANCID 6769                   1   2  0     5       REAL HEAVY METAL (581)
 TRAUMATIC PAWS 6772           1   2  0     5       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 JONISSON 6780                 0   3  0     3       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SEPULTERROR 6768              0   3  0     3       REAL HEAVY METAL (581)
 MUSSAFIE 6789                 0   2  0     2       SWORD OPERA (323)
 REZUREKT 6805                 0   1  0     1       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LAERTES MISTRAL 6807          0   1  0     1       THE RED BLADES (578)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE            0  0 0                      ROLISTON 6697         617  NONE
LABYRINTH NYMPH 6740    3  5 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     MERSILUS 6781         617   
ENEMY TERRATORY 6754    0  4 0 CELESTIAL WRATH 579  FALLEN ANGEL 6760     616   
VENUS D'MAULER 6755     0  1 0 CELESTIAL WRATH 579  NATURAL KILLER 6742   613  NONE
SALVATORE 6784          1  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      CHEKHOV 6735          617   
THUG 6809               0  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      WURM KIN              617  NONE
MASTADONNA 6723         3  4 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    ZEROPOINTZERO 4192    614  JUST REVENGED
PLAIN JAIN 6744         2  3 1 GRIM FANDANGO 454    LABYRINTH NYMPH 6740  616  JUST REVENGED
HAWTHORNE 6764          2  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788  617   
X'S FOR EYES 4189       6  7 1 NCA5 381             MOLOTOV 6682          613  NOT REVENGED
IRON MAYHEM 6767        2  1 0 REAL HEAVY METAL 581 WILLIAM HELL 4222     617   
BARON TONE 6249        19 30 0 SWORD OPERA 323      MOLOTOV 6682          615   
KORRELNOS 6699          7  7 0 SWORD OPERA 323      MOLOTOV 6682          614   
ROSE LAMONT 6675       14 14 1 SWORD OPERA 323      SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725  616  JUST REVENGED
BREEZE SUMMERS 6750     3  1 0 THE RED BLADES 578   SON OF SOL 6756       616   
HERMES DREAMSCAP 6748   0  1 0 THE RED BLADES 578   SON OF SOL 6756       613  REVENGED
LAYLA SPARK 6751        1  2 0 THE RED BLADES 578   MICKEY O'RION 6752    615  REVENGED
LUCIUS STONE 6747       1  2 0 THE RED BLADES 578   PLAIN JAIN 6744       615  NONE
FLESH GOLEM 6782        0  2 0 UNCLEAN SPIRITS 580  QUICKSILVER           617  NONE
SILVAN GHOUL 6757       0  3 0 UNCLEAN SPIRITS 580  WURM KIN              617  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chekhov -- Now I know what Nancy Kerrigan felt like.  Was the can opener really
Necessary, though? -- Panterror

Blacksunn -- Girly man hiding behind a shield. -- Rancid

Gentleben -- I don't know why you thought that would work.  The challenger always
loses, you know that.  Oh well, guess that makes us 1-1 here. -- Opinicus

Justin Credible -- That was an interesting fight.  Well, right up until you decided
to poke me in the hip, anyway.  Congrats on the win.  I plan on winning the future
rematch though. -- Sepulterror

Bladerunner -- Welcome to the Jewel of the Delarquan Federation.  The rest of your
alliance would be welcome as well if you can find them.  We shall do our best to turn
things around on you after William's win last turn. -- Nomad and the Tribe

William Hell -- A solid win for you.  Impressive, actually. -- Bul

Molotov -- The secret to staying alive against you is really quite simple--win the
fight!  Nice try, but I prefer a less volatile cocktail post fights. -- Ullrich

I do believe that little Lord Protector Hamster is hoarding my throne. -- Ullrich

Rose Lamont and the Opera House -- It is never the plan to kill a member of your
guild since you do not go for the kill.  Four body blows and a head shot, would you
believe Scipio was aiming for the arms?  And they say he doesn't have the deftness
for his weapon... -- Nomad and Scipio Sunsetus

Lord Bliss -- Bad matchup.  Nice win. -- Battlecry

Okay, lots of new teams around here.  Can we get a manager list?

     You like to seem me working hard, don't you?  This is what I have.  Please let
     me know if there are errors, and help me fill in gaps. -- the Scribe

BEN'S BAZAAR        Gentleben           NOMADIC TRIBE       Nomad
CELESTIAL WRATH     ?                   RAGING LORDS        General Ikillu
DEATH MOB 4         Jakari              REAL HEAVY METAL    ?
D.R.I.              Var                 SEA DOGS            One-Armed Bandit
EQUITES VIRTUS      Toker               SWORD OPERA         Jorja
GERM WARFARE        Ichabod Frothingslosh
GRIM FANDANGO       Stik                THE RED BLADES      Bill the Bard
LITERATE LOONS      Sherman?            UNCLEAN SPIRITS     ?
NCA5                Bladerunner

DM/LP Crouching Hamster -- Congrats on your invite, and thanks for penning a column.
Hope your manager sticks around now that you're gone! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Ullrich -- Nicely survived on your part!  Thought I had you there for a minute, or
most of THE minute, anyways.  Perhaps again, but for now I have other business to
attend to. -- Molotov

Zeropointzero -- Two down, 2 to go.... -- Grim Fandango

Bladerunner -- Good to hear you speaking up, I like to know who I'm punishing.
Welcome back to Sunset. -- Stik

Rancid -- Well, THAT seemed pretty easy.  All I had to do was watch. -- Blaksunn

Labrynth Nymph -- Nicely done, on your challenge.  Hope your dance card's not full
the next four turns...oh wait, it is NOW. -- Grim Fandango

Unclean Spirits and Real Heavy Metal -- Can't remember if I said anything before as I
missed last turn's ads, but welcome to the the Arena of Death, the Jewel of the
Delarquan Federation, the island of Sunset.  Drinks on us tonight at the Broken Bone
post-fights!! -- Stik and Grim Fandango

Best of luck to all Sunset managers at the Face to Face this weekend!  I sent a
couple for proxy, not expecting much, hopefully survival and a few skills. -- Stik

All -- Welcome our newest member, Rezurekt.  He is eager to play with you all... --
Grim Fandango

Crouching Hamster -- Congrats on the invite and defending your throne, good speed and
good hoarding. -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Stik -- <volley returned>  Ball is in your court. -- Gentleben

Ikillu -- I look forward to a long and bloody road ahead in our relationship. --
Gentleben, Ben's Bazaar

Boneface -- You have some very good attacks, 14 of them to be exact.  Maybe had you
not missed with that one you might have won.  I would say better luck next turn but I
wouldn't mean it.  I will b e going for the kill next time. -- King Tootnpootn

Iron Mayhem -- You look very good, I would prefer a few more skills next time if you
don't mind. -- Traumatic Paws

Cather -- FOUR!!! -- Grandaddy Smurf

Welcome to all the other new teams. -- The Red Blades, mgr. Bill the Bard

Stik -- Tough break losing Jain.  Perhaps not so plain. -- Bill the Bard

Madame B. -- Good luck in avoiding the morgue this turn.  I had hoped it would take
longer to familiarize myself so well with that fine facility. -- Bill the Bard

Crouching Hamster, Surly Deckhand -- Great title for a play.  Hmmm... Anyway,
congrats on the invites. -- Bill the Bard and The Red Blades

Bladerunner -- I know how it looks.  I am NOT a replicant. -- Terra

BlackHart -- If I were to talk smack I guess I'd say that no LIVING member of The Red
Blades has ever lost to your stable. -- Bill the Bard

     Tricky.

Son of Sol -- Bill seems a little irritated, but I know you wouldn't have killed
Breeze on purpose.  Knowing the consequences and everything. -- Levi

Black Lotus -- They tell you that black is a color you can't go wrong with, but they
lie.  Black is very hard to wear well, and you aren't one of the ones who can do it.
-- Merry Leona

Scipio Sunsetus -- May your sword always break when you most need it.  May your
shield tear like wet paper when you are attacked.  May you cut off your own nose with
a wild attack.  May someone put itching powder in your armor before a title match.
May--  What?  I have to STOP now?  I was just getting warmed up!  I've got lots more
curses--  Oh, all right, but you just wait!  Next cycle I'll be back with more! --
Ghost of Rose Lamont

Crazylegs -- Eh?  I thought you were, you know, pizza sticks or something.  I was
looking for the dipping sauce and... whammo!  Ouch. -- Jonisson
P.S.  You could probably license your name to a pizzaria.  Seasoned breadsticks.
Great for selling to the fans between fights.

Trowsul Thunder -- Better get that rage under control, guy, it's a real handicap on
the sands.  Well, most of the time.  Every once in a while, yeah, going berserk is
the right move, but mostly, cool, calm, calculated gets the job done best. -- Saralee
Jo
P.S.  Nobody likes hospitals.  Who could?

Salvatore -- The steward lied when he said I screamed in the Infirmary.  He must be
tone deaf.  Anyone with an ear would have realized the remarkable clarity, the purity
of tone, in those notes.  It was a veritable aria of pain and annoyance. -- Mussafie
P.S.  Next time, ASK before you begin the appendectomy.

Our congratulations to Crouching Hamster. -- Jorja and the Sword Opera

Crouching Hamster -- That appears to be "crouching in order to pounce."  Not the kind
of rodents we like to see here.  Perhaps we should just give you a ticket to the
mainland and let it go at that, eh? -- Alamar, Gladitorial Lands Commissioner

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILVAN GHOUL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLESH GOLEM was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THUG was murdered by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MOLOTOV overpowered ZEROPOINTZERO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
MERSILUS delivered the death blow upon LABYRINTH NYMPH in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ULLRICH BLADESONG defeated CROUCHING HAMSTER in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
SCIPIO SUNSETUS was overpowered by MERRY LEONA in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
WALLACE bested LORD BLISS in a popular 5 minute Challenge competition.
ANOTHER BAD BASHER was overcome by KING TOOTNPOOTN in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
JAYNE won victory over TROWSUL THUNDER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
JUSTIN CREDIBLE overpowered BUL GOBLINHEWER in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
IRON MAYHEM was slain by WILLIAM HELL in a 2 minute Challenge match.
THE GHOST OF X'S defeated GRAVEN WARD in a 2 minute novice's Challenge match.
SALVATORE was butchered by CHEKHOV in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
SLAYER was demolished by UNCLE SLAM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JOE MAMA beat RANCID in a popular 3 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
TRAUMATIC PAWS lost to BLAKSUNN in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
ROLISTON slaughtered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
BEULLA BALLBREAKER was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute brawl.
BLACK LOTUS was overpowered by MILLHAUSER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
LEVI POOLE was beaten by SARALEE JO in a 1 minute novice vs. master match.
RAGING BULL was devastated by MOSHI HARU in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MUTABA IRO overpowered CRAZYLEGS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BONEFACE overpowered SOCRATES OF SHRED in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
BATTLECRY was bested by MAKITA KANE in a 2 minute bout.
CHANDLER was savagely defeated by PANTERROR in a 8 minute fight.
HAWTHORNE was slaughtered by YUEDEBAHL LITHA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SEPULTERROR was demolished by GRANDADDY SMURF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
FALLEN ANGEL won victory over REZUREKT in a action packed 1 minute novice's fray.
BOHEMIAN VAMP overpowered DAPHNE LEELU in a 1 minute uneven competition.
JONISSON was beaten by TERRA SIGILLATA in a 2 minute novice's fight.
CATHER won victory over LAERTES MISTRAL in a exciting 1 minute novice's fray.
MUSSAFIE was demolished by STICK NINJA in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  20 -  4      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         STRIKING ATTACK   44 -  32 -  6      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  29 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         AIMED BLOW        23 -  23 -  2      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  44 -  6      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  29 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  20 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  19 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  31 -  1      42  |

Turn 617 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     ULLRICH BLADESONG 6645     21  10  2  145 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLISTON 6697              10   5  1  103 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOLOTOV 6682               14  11  5  101 GRIM FANDANGO (454)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708     9   3  1   84 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725        8   1  1   80 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MILLHAUSER 6705            10   5  0   64 LITERATE LOONS (538)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOSHI HARU 6704             5   0  1   58 KANO CLAN (106)
AIMED BLOW       SARALEE JO 6686            13  11  0   56 SWORD OPERA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MERRY LEONA 6591.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LORD BLISS 6446.  The ten other most popular fighters were PANTERROR 6766, 
RANCID 6769, TRAUMATIC PAWS 6772, BATTLECRY 6724, JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514, WILLIAM HELL 
4222, THE GHOST OF X'S 6763, BONEFACE 6372, FALLEN ANGEL 6760, and MOLOTOV 6682.

The least popular fighter this week was CHANDLER 6721.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAPHNE LEELU 6765, SEPULTERROR 6768, HAWTHORNE 6764, SOCRATES OF SHRED 
6451, CRAZYLEGS 6501, RAGING BULL 6386, LEVI POOLE 6749, SLAYER 6770, SALVATORE 6784, 
and GRAVEN WARD 6743.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ULLRICH BLADESONG (21-6645) NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

CROUCHING HAMSTER (21-6184) D.R.I. (536)