DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/09/2009    Duedate: 09/22/2009

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-621

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BONEFACE
RAGING LORDS (552)
(21-6372) [10-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BONEFACE                       LEVI POOLE
RAGING LORDS (552)             THE RED BLADES (578)
(21-6372) [10-8-0,109]         (21-6749) [6-3-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALTY                          FLY FISHER
SEA DOGS (533)                 SEA DOGS (533)
(21-6607) [21-18-0,91]         (21-6727) [8-1-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAGING LORDS (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAGING LORDS (552)          53
2. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         48      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. SEA DOGS (533)              39      Unchartered Team
4. OMINOUS REIGN (584)         23
5. TEAM SLIME (585)            23      DARK AT HEART (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      271 156 13 63.5   1/ 6 RAGING LORDS (552)       11  4 2
 2/ 4 SEA DOGS (533)           161 108 12 59.9   2/ 5 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  4 1
 3/ 1*DARK AT HEART (586)       20  15  1 57.1   3/ 2 LITERATE LOONS (538)     10  5 0
 4/ 3*GREDAN (583)              11   9  3 55.0   4/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)            9  3 0
 5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      539 442 24 54.9   5/ 1 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 6/ 6 D.R.I. (536)             118 103  7 53.4   6/ 4*GREDAN (583)              7  8 3
 7/ 7*THE RED BLADES (578)      23  21  1 52.3   7/13*TEAM SLIME (585)          5  5 0
 8/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     223 256 12 46.6   8/ 9*THE RED BLADES (578)      5  9 0
 9/ 9 RAGING LORDS (552)        42  51  3 45.2   9/ 8 D.R.I. (536)              5 10 0
10-10 KANO CLAN (106)          264 357 20 42.5  10/ 7 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        5 10 0
11/12 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        28  42  2 40.0  11/10*OMINOUS REIGN (584)       5 10 0
12/13*OMINOUS REIGN (584)        8  12  0 40.0  12/12*DARK AT HEART (586)       4  6 1
13/15*TEAM SLIME (585)           6   9  0 40.0  13/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         4  8 0
14/14 SWORD OPERA (323)        589 890 21 39.8  14-15 KANO CLAN (106)           0  6 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 631): DOOMTAIL of EVIL BEAVERS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 637): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 612): JOSEPH of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 632): FELISSA HURM of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 630): CONCUSSION of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): DIRT BATH of GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 620): BONEFACE of RAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): SHERRY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): TORCHLIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 563): COLLINGWOOD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): CORRUPT TURNKEY of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): VARDIN ABEQ of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): STINGAREE of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 469): CAPTAIN SCOURGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): MYSTIQUE of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 513): GATEWAY of ATTACK OF THE CLONES (TUM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 631): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 513): THE GOLDEN FISH
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 637): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 612): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 632): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 630): GOLDEN DAWN (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 635): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): GHOST RIDERS TOO (Bladerunner, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 320): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 592): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 584): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 263): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 250): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 238): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 469): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 214): BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 513) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 631): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 636): SUPER SENIOR of GENERATION X (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 631): KATIRONA MURH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 623): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 621): CAUDIERS of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 583): GURU GNU of HILLTOP GURUS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 568): THE HYPHEN-DASH of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 519): TELENIA of OMINOUS REIGN (Archaic Elf, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 249): NO-STICK TAPE of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ahh yes.  Sunset.  The jewel of the Delarquan Federation.  The arena of death.
As I walked down the hall to the throne room I could smell the must in the air,
noting the age of the building, the granite floors and marble walls.  Many have been
the champion seated on the throne.  Many have left immortal, others to die defending
thier honor.  I wonder as to what my fate shall be.  I am still young, I won't be
leaving soon, and the competition near me is fierce, including one that has killed
many.  As I enter the throne room all is as I have dreamed of.  I now seat myself and
I look awestruck in disbelief.  The mosiacs on the walls, the busts on pedestals,
armor, shields, weapons, this is more of a museum of greatness.  Will I leave
something here?  Will I be great and remembered?  Or will I be struck down in the
fury of battle?  Time will answer all.
     Enough of the sentimental aspects to Sunset as I now press on to more urgent
matters.  And that is the mouth of Ben.  You call Ikillu out as the scummiest loser
out there.  I am here to defend him.  At every possible turn I challenge Toot, I will
kill him, and if I don't, Lord Bliss will.  I know he's avoiding, he's yellow.  You
are being called out from the throne room, Gentle Ben.  You were hoping for blood,
then you hide.  If you're gonna sing it, bring it.  Stop being a coward and liar.
And avoider.  I don't know your definition of a loser, but you fulfill all
definitions of mine.  The Raging Lords will grind the Bazaar into the arena sands.
As it is said, it will be done.  And a thanks to old Salty for giving me this
opportunity.

                                        Boneface

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to GRIM FANDANGO, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the RAGING LORDS stable.  It was a tough week for GRIM FANDANGO, to 
drop 4 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, TEAM SLIME has 
advanced 6 places in the rankings.  Advancing in the rankings was SEA DOGS who went 
from last turn's 157-108-12, to this week's record of 161-108-12.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for FATHOM JUMPER, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was CATHER, who dropped 15 points after a disappointing (to say 
the least) bout with YUEDEBAHL LITHA.  What does the Duelmaster and Piltdown Man have 
in common?  They are both the most challenged apes in human history!  Heyheyhey!  Our 
battling duelmaster BONEFACE has managed to hold the title, fending off MOLOTOV's 
none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, GRIM FANDANGO.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that NOMADIC TRIBE was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of NOMADIC TRIBE's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch GRIM FANDANGO's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from NOMADIC TRIBE.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh 
well, just saying RAGING BULL will do.  He challenged 23 points down to trash ICE.  
Here is a definition of happiness:  ICE bested RAGING BULL to go from 1 to 24 
recognition points.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, KING TOOTNPOOTN 
went after SCIPIO SUNSETUS, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, KING TOOTNPOOTN was overcame by SCIPIO SUNSETUS.  LORD NOTSONICE of RAGING 
LORDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 10 points in a challenge 
which he won.  I thought LORD NOTSONICE showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame TOMBSTONE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Congrats to SILVER SMURFER for revenging the death of his 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding MILINA a bit of dirt).  Here's some advice:  
warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONEFACE 6372                10   8  0   109       RAGING LORDS (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725         11   2  2   104       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SALTY 6607                   21  18  0    91       SEA DOGS (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLOTOV 6682                 16  13  6    87       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 FATHOM JUMPER 6737            7   2  1    82       SEA DOGS (533)
 KING TOOTNPOOTN 6731          9   5  1    73       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 LORD BLISS 6446               8   5  2    73       RAGING LORDS (552)
 FLY FISHER 6727               8   1  0    73       SEA DOGS (533)
 WALLACE 6707                 13   4  0    67       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATTLECRY 6724                9   4  0    64       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-DANG CHAO 6632                7   7  2    62       KANO CLAN (106)
 CHEKHOV 6735                 10   3  2    57       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALEE JO 6686              14  14  0    56       SWORD OPERA (323)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              12   7  0    51       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BLAKSUNN 6774                 7   0  0    51       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 LEVI POOLE 6749               6   3  0    51       THE RED BLADES (578)
 FAMINE 6826                   5   1  0    50       DARK AT HEART (586)
-MOSHI HARU 6704               5   1  1    49       KANO CLAN (106)
-LIU BONG 6630                 9   6  2    43       KANO CLAN (106)
 JUSTIN CREDIBLE 6514          6   4  0    40       D.R.I. (536)
 DISEASE 6827                  5   1  1    40       DARK AT HEART (586)
 GRANDADDY SMURF 6783          5   1  0    39       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451        7   8  0    37       D.R.I. (536)
 MORBID CRUSADER 6825          4   1  0    36       DARK AT HEART (586)
-MAKITA KANE 6681              9   8  0    35       KANO CLAN (106)
 IRONSIDES 6720                6   3  0    35       SEA DOGS (533)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743              4   5  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROWSUL THUNDER 6418          6   7  0    33       RAGING LORDS (552)
 SILVER SMURFER 6811           3   1  0    32       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738          2   8  0    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MUTABA IRO 6690               7   7  1    31       KANO CLAN (106)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788          3   3  1    28       THE RED BLADES (578)
 JONISSON 6780                 1   6  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 CHANDLER 6721                 5  10  1    26       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MERSILUS 6781                 4   2  1    26       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RAGING BULL 6386              5  10  0    25       RAGING LORDS (552)
 PYNCHON 6810                  3   1  0    25       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 PILLOW 6819                   2   0  0    24       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 ICE 6820                      1   1  0    24       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE SLAM 6506               5   6  0    21       D.R.I. (536)
 JOE MAMA 6771                 4   3  0    21       D.R.I. (536)
 LORD NOTSONICE 6817           2   0  1    19       RAGING LORDS (552)
 DAPHNE LEELU 6765             5   3  0    18       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SASQUATCH 6816                1   1  0    18       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 JESICKA 6800                  2   1  0    16       TEAM SLIME (585)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                 3   1  0    15       GREDAN (583)
 ZONZALIN 6836                 1   0  0    15       TEAM SLIME (585)
 CATHER 6786                   4   2  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 REZUREKT 6805                 2   3  0    14       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        2   2  0    14       GREDAN (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILINA 6794                   3   1  2    12       GREDAN (583)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
-TERRA SIGILLATA 6787          3   2  0    11       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TRAUMATIC PAWS 6772           2   5  0    11       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 AGAMAMNON 6803                2   1  0     9       TEAM SLIME (585)
 LAERTES MISTRAL 6807          1   4  0     9       THE RED BLADES (578)
 GANGOL 6793                   2   2  0     8       GREDAN (583)
 WEASEL 6795                   2   2  0     8       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-DERANGED DECKHAND 6808        0   1  0     7       SEA DOGS (533)
 ADIRAN 6837                   1   0  0     6       TEAM SLIME (585)
 LAMON ROSARD 6831             1   1  0     4       SWORD OPERA (323)
 SELIA DOVE 6832               1   1  0     4       SWORD OPERA (323)
 WAELSLEAHT 6804               0   3  0     3       TEAM SLIME (585)
 TOMBSTONE 6818                0   2  0     2       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MONCHICHI MAGUS 6834          0   1  0     1       D.R.I. (536)
 LIBRARY NYMPH 6835            0   1  0     1       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PAIN 6838                     0   1  0     1       DARK AT HEART (586)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LABYRINTH NYMPH 6740    3  5 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     MERSILUS 6781         617  JUST REVENGED
STICK NINJA 6806        1  3 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     MILINA 6794           620  JUST REVENGED
LOCK JAW 6839           0  1 0 DARK AT HEART 586    MR. TWISTER           621  NONE
SALVATORE 6784          1  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      CHEKHOV 6735          617  NOT REVENGED
SHINALIA 6792           1  3 1 GREDAN 583           STONE GOLEM           621  NONE
HAWTHORNE 6764          2  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788  617  REVENGED
ZEROPOINTZERO 4192      6 12 1 NCA5 381             MOLOTOV 6682          618   
NUMB 6821               1  1 0 OMINOUS REIGN 584    BLACK ORC             621  NONE
IRON MAYHEM 6767        2  1 0 REAL HEAVY METAL 581 WILLIAM HELL 4222     617  NOT REVENGED
LISBETH AMELIE 6833     0  1 0 SWORD OPERA 323      LORD NOTSONICE 6817   620   
MUSSAFIE 6789           0  4 0 SWORD OPERA 323      SHINALIA 6792         619   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mersilus -- I seen you were in the least popular warrior column. -- Lord Bliss

Salty -- Thanks for the 6 skills. --Boneface

Only 5 warriors in the entire arena with double-digit wins?!  Wow.  This place has
some growing up to do!

Stick Ninja -- "In the grave ward!"  Ha!  That was almost funny!  Ha Ha!  But, now
you're in the grave, oh what a shame.  Sort of a bit ironic, don't yah think? --
Still out of the Graven Ward

Cather -- Another turn, another bloody mess. -- Bul

Socrates -- Yeah, you got shredded.  I'm sure you'll hear that a lot.  But, what is
the "shred" part your name really all about?  Are you a philosopher of Shredding
things?  Do you teach by asking questions about shredding?  Did you shred documents
to avoid getting caught?  Are you from the village of Shred?  Honestly, unshredded
minds want to know. -- Battlecry

Selia -- Honestly?  I really lost my first fight to someone named "Dove?"  Oh, this
is bad.  "Hawk" I could understand, hawks are pro-war.  But a dove?  Shouldn't you
have let me win?   And I still lost?  Maybe I need to go back to the woods. --
Sasquatch

Molotov -- You know Ben and his Big Head and all his Big Ideas.  What was he
thinkin? -- King Tootnpootn

Milina -- That's what I get for celebrating the victory too early. -- The Ghost of
Stick Ninja

Pynchon -- Oooo... -- Paws

Yuedebahl -- No, U D Ball. -- Smurfer

Blaksunn -- You make feel like the Blacksheep. -- Grandaddy

Justin Credible -- Yes, I think that might be a fair evaluation. -- Saralee Jo

Ironsides -- Now, THAT was "justin credible."  Thanks! -- Jonisson

Tombstone -- Good, you didn't need one today.  Because I liked fighting you and
wouldn't mind doing it again. -- Lamon Rosard

Lord Notsonice -- Talk about type-casting! -- Ghost of Lisbeth Amelie

Sasquatch -- I thought you'd be taller. -- Selia Dove

Waelsleaht -- You must have hit me four times before I got over "how do you say that
guy's name?!?"  Good luck to you. -- Daphne

Silver Smurfer -- Is "smurf" a verb?  Is that what you did to me? -- Yuedebahl Litha

Numb -- I only had to see your name to know how that was going to go down.  Maybe if
you can figure out how to incorporate another shield you would actually parry
something.  Welcome to Sunset to you and your mates. -- Terra

Raging Bull -- I can't imagine that performance will keep you out of the DA.  I wish
your manager good luck with your replacement. -- Laertes Mistral

Millhauser -- I'll admit I got a little nervous when I saw the matchup. -- Levi Poole

Welcome to Sunset! -- Gredan, Ominous Reign, Team Slime -- The Red Blades

Dark at Heart -- Welcome back.  Good luck with the replacements. -- Bill the Bard,
mgr. The Red Blades

Jonisson -- Good luck with picking up short chicks. -- Daphne

Blacksunn -- That was a pretty good duel.  You have excellent defense.  We'll try
that again some time.  See you at the pub. -- Terra

Uncle Salm -- We?  You must be possessed or something.  At any rate have at it! --
Weasel

Stik -- Yah some toons are fun both others yeach. -- Arch Elf

Mersilus -- Bery fun fight. -- Weasel

Agamamnon -- Damn you!! -- Ice

Gangol -- Good fight, bad matchup. -- Pillow
P.S.  You've been put to bed.

Lord Protector Ulrich Bladesong -- Look, I was flippant about the sack lunch, I admit
it.  That was... well, YOU didn't call for it.  But certain people who rank above me
in the Commisson, ah!  "Alamar, give them lands," they tell me.  What lands?  Do I
look like someone with lands?  Do I look like someone who could afford to go out and
BUY lands to give away?  Any time you want to look at my budget, I'll be glad to loan
you the microscope.  I did bring it up to King Cyrath, and he was, ah, not
encouraging.  Well, he said, ah, several uncomplimentary things about gladiators in
general and specifically about the Gladiatorial Commission if it honestly thought he
would give away "pieces of this small island kingdom to everyone who can make it
through the arena system, who will then immediately leave, abandoning said lands, and
who will avoid paying taxes in any way possible."  Really, I can see his point.
     Once he calmed down, the King had the following suggestions to make:  That those
gladiators, few in number relative to the number of graduates, who care to return to
Sunset from time to time, undertake a sort of time-sharing agreement, perhaps in some
of the "condos" along the north shore, and he will see to it that said condos are
available.  Or that you think about the possibility of relocating to Lirith Kai, as
the trade agreement which Sunset has with Lirith Kai allows certain Sunsetter
gladiators of good character access to lands there on the same terms as Adantri
gladiators, which terms are that the lands are on one of the borders and the
gladiator who receives them must reside there for a minimum of eight months every
year and defend that stretch of the border and the people who live in the area
against any and all problems that come on them from across the line, usually raiders,
predatory animals, and "Other Things."
     At the present time, this seems to be the best we can do. -- Alamar,
Gladiatorial Lands Commissioner
P.S.  Well, he DID ask whether you would be interested in getting together with some
other graduates and establishing a Sunsetter enclave on the south shore of the Trier,
up against the Twisted Lands.  *I* wouldn't do it, but I'm not a trained fighter, and
that could be a necessary skill down there.

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHINALIA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
NUMB was butchered by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
LOCK JAW was murdered by MR. TWISTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
GRANDADDY SMURF bested MERSILUS in a popular 1 minute gory Bloodfeud contest.
SILVER SMURFER demolished MILINA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
KING TOOTNPOOTN was vanquished by SCIPIO SUNSETUS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WALLACE was viciously subdued by SALTY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
LEVI POOLE was vanquished by LORD BLISS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BATTLECRY defeated SARALEE JO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BLAKSUNN slimly won victory over DISEASE in a 7 minute gory Challenge fight.
JUSTIN CREDIBLE was beaten by MILLHAUSER in a popular 1 minute Challenge melee.
SOCRATES OF SHRED overpowered CHANDLER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
REZUREKT was devastated by TROWSUL THUNDER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
RAGING BULL was demolished by ICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
UNCLE SLAM was overpowered by BUL GOBLINHEWER in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
TRAUMATIC PAWS was overpowered by MORBID CRUSADER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
LORD NOTSONICE devastated TOMBSTONE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BONEFACE devastated MOLOTOV in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
FATHOM JUMPER demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLY FISHER savagely defeated FAMINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody fight.
CHEKHOV devastated JONISSON in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GRAVEN WARD won victory over JOE MAMA in a 2 minute match.
IRONSIDES outlasted DAPHNE LEELU in a crowd boring 11 minute fray.
CATHER was overcome by YUEDEBAHL LITHA in a 2 minute contest.
JESICKA was luckily beaten by PYNCHON in a 3 minute novice's match.
AGAMAMNON savagely defeated LIBRARY NYMPH in a 4 minute gory novice's duel.
WAELSLEAHT was viciously subdued by LAERTES MISTRAL in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GANGOL was vanquished by PILLOW in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
SASQUATCH beat WEASEL in a 1 minute novice's fray.
ZOLDIVAR handily defeated PAIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JOLLY GREEN GIANT luckily beat LAMON ROSARD in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
SELIA DOVE was overpowered by ZONZALIN in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
ADIRAN defeated MONCHICHI MAGUS in a popular 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         STRIKING ATTACK   62 -  43 -  8      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  20 -  4      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         AIMED BLOW        29 -  27 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  24 -  2      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  29 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  20 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  52 -  3      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  28 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  25 -  0      40  |

Turn 621 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-LUNGE        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BONEFACE 6372              10   8  0  109 RAGING LORDS (552)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725       11   2  2  104 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      SALTY 6607                 21  18  0   91 SEA DOGS (533)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOLOTOV 6682               16  13  6   87 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   KING TOOTNPOOTN 6731        9   5  1   73 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLACE 6707               13   4  0   67 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       BATTLECRY 6724              9   4  0   64 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MILLHAUSER 6705            12   7  0   51 LITERATE LOONS (538)
WALL OF STEEL    BLAKSUNN 6774               7   0  0   51 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALTY 6607.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FLY FISHER 6727.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALTY 6607, JESICKA 6800, 
LAMON ROSARD 6831, GRANDADDY SMURF 6783, GRAVEN WARD 6743, LAERTES MISTRAL 6807, 
SHINALIA 6792, SCIPIO SUNSETUS 6725, BATTLECRY 6724, and SOCRATES OF SHRED 6451.

The least popular fighter this week was IRONSIDES 6720.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SELIA DOVE 6832, PAIN 6838, WEASEL 6795, LIBRARY NYMPH 6835, AGAMAMNON 
6803, JONISSON 6780, TRAUMATIC PAWS 6772, UNCLE SLAM 6506, RAGING BULL 6386, and 
REZUREKT 6805.