DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2010    Duedate: 02/09/2010

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SARALEE JO
SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-6686) [21-17-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLY FISHER                     MILINA
SEA DOGS (533)                 GREDAN (583)
(21-6727) [15-1-0,136]         (21-6794) [6-2-2,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUL GOBLINHEWER                BUL GOBLINHEWER
NOMADIC TRIBE (160)            NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
(21-6738) [8-12-0,82]          (21-6738) [8-12-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BEN'S BAZAAR (577)          66
2. SERPENTS HOLD (589)         64      SEA DOGS (533)
3. GREDAN (583)                42      Unchartered Team
4. TEAM SLIME (585)            38
5. FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)       34      GREDAN (583)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)           187 119 17 61.1   1/ 1 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       11  4 0
 2/ 0*GREDAN (583)              25  16  3 61.0   2/ 3 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       9  6 1
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      290 187 13 60.8   3/ 2 SWORD OPERA (323)         8  7 0
 4/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (589)        3   2  1 60.0   4/ 4 DARK AT HEART (586)       8  7 0
 5- 3 HACKERS INC. (50)        199 138 28 59.1   5/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  4 0
 6/ 0*FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)      4   3  0 57.1   6/ 6 THE RED BLADES (578)      6  9 0
 7- 4 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        113  88  5 56.2   7/ 8 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       5 10 0
 8/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      563 463 24 54.9   8/ 0*GREDAN (583)              4  1 0
 9/ 6 DARK AT HEART (586)       46  38  1 54.8   9/ 7 SEA DOGS (533)            4  6 0
10/ 7 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       32  36  3 47.1  10/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (589)       3  2 1
11/ 9 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        56  64  4 46.7  11/ 0*FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)     3  2 0
12/ 8 LITERATE LOONS (538)     238 285 12 45.5  12/ 0*TEAM SLIME (585)          3  2 0
13/10 THE RED BLADES (578)      38  54  1 41.3  13- 9 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         3  7 0
14/11 SWORD OPERA (323)        614 912 22 40.2  14/10 LITERATE LOONS (538)      1  8 0
15/ 0*TEAM SLIME (585)          12  18  0 40.0  15-11 HACKERS INC. (50)         0  1 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[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): BALL PEIN of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): GOLDINA of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): VIRTUAL REALITY of STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): CREDIT CARD of BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): RIDLEY SCOTT of THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): SALTILLA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): CHAGAN of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): GRUMPY GHOUL of THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): SARALEE JO of SWORD OPERA (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GRACIE NICOLE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): ZIG of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): XYOKOR YAHL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): ALMOST PRETTY of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): MATEEN of SAI'FULLAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): SAND STORM of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): BAYLY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523): PTI of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 641): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 523): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 647): IRATE FORMATIONS (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 618): TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 642): BLOOD SUCKERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 637): THE DIRECTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 645): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 630): VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 631): THE GRATEFUL UNDEAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 630): BEN'S BAZAAR (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 602): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 594): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 268): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 578): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 529): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 253): STREET-SOLDIERS (Darkface, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 243): WHAT'S IN A NAME (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 219): KIWI CONNECTION 7 (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 523) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 646): HELIAS SOL of ASTRAL KIN (Kid Arcane, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 644): BLUEBURN of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 601): EVA MENDEZ of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 267): WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 577): DACIMOUSEL of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
                           LAZY LOOKOUT of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 528): GOB of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 475): SALTY DOG of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 218): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I could've warned you about the insurance, Roliston, but people never listen to
my advice, so why should I keep giving it?  I don't mind wasting my time, but there
are more enjoyable ways to do it.  Besides, I'm annoyed again.  Different subject, at
least in the details.  It all stems from this "photo of the day" business that Jorja
does with her family.  Some of 'em say, "send us pictures of what it's like there."
So she does, I does, however you want to look at it.  And they respond with things
like, "Oooh, that's too cold!  Send us pictures of something WARM."  And then she
says, "Listen up, we're north of the snowline here, and cold is what we've got."  And
she gets cross and takes it out on us, and then we gets cross and takes it out on
everyone else.  It's what you might call a "cross-cross" situation.  But at least I
did teach you good skills.  One of which, I hope you learned it, anyway, is "suit
yourself, because you can't please anybody else."

                                    Saralee Jo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in SUNSET since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave DEATH MOB 4 a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of 
it!  What's with SIDEWINDER?  He actually beat FIZBANS FOLLIES' BIZNAF, and walked 
away with 31 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at BEN'S BAZAAR while they 
watched SILVER SMURFER clobber MERSILUS.  He lost 13 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  CATHER was reminded on the sands why SARALEE JO is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
OMINOUS REIGN.  The bums at GRIM FANDANGO couldn't face the challenges from OMINOUS 
REIGN!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in IRONSIDES?  His 12-7-1?  SEA DOGS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 61 points.   
     Warriors of SUNSET unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARALEE JO 6686              21  17  1   121       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLY FISHER 6727              15   1  0   136       SEA DOGS (533)
-ROLISTON 6697                11   6  1    97       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 GRANDADDY SMURF 6783         10   6  0    97       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAMINE 6826                  12   4  0    89       DARK AT HEART (586)
 CATHER 6786                  10   5  0    89       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708      10   4  1    87       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MORBID CRUSADER 6825         11   4  0    86       DARK AT HEART (586)
 KING TOOTNPOOTN 6731         13  11  2    85       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 SILVER SMURFER 6811           9   5  0    85       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738          8  12  0    82       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WALLACE 6707                 18   8  0    80       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BLACK GOLD 3886              14   5  3    73       THE COLOUR OF NEON (354)
 BATTLECRY 6724               12  11  0    73       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 BLAKSUNN 6774                13   3  0    68       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERSILUS 6781                 8   8  1    64       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 YUEDEBAHL LITHA 6788          7   9  1    64       THE RED BLADES (578)
-BIT BUCKET 698               14  17  3    62       HACKERS INC. (50)
 DISEASE 6827                  8   8  1    62       DARK AT HEART (586)
 IRONSIDES 6720               12   7  1    61       SEA DOGS (533)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEASEL 6795                   9   5  1    55       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 MILLHAUSER 6705              13  15  0    54       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MILINA 6794                   6   2  2    51       GREDAN (583)
 REZUREKT 6805                 8   7  0    49       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BLACK LOTUS 6709              6   8  1    49       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 ANGEL 6846                    6   3  2    47       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GANGOL 6793                   6   3  0    44       GREDAN (583)
 DARKNESS 6841                 7   3  0    43       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BIG KEVIN 6849                7   1  0    43       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 PILLOW 6819                   7   5  0    41       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 TERRA SIGILLATA 6787          6   7  0    37       THE RED BLADES (578)
 PYNCHON 6810                  6   6  0    37       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GRAVEN WARD 6743              8  11  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 SASQUATCH 6816                5   7  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITO SKY 6861                 4   2  0    34       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-G.I.G.O. 951                  9   6  0    33       HACKERS INC. (50)
 VIRILE MAN 6865               4   1  0    33       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 ZOLDIVAR 6791                 6   2  0    31       GREDAN (583)
 ICE 6820                      5   6  0    31       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 JESICKA 6800                  5   1  0    31       TEAM SLIME (585)
 SIDEWINDER 6883               1   0  0    31       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
-S.P.T. LAYZNER 942            6   9  2    29       HACKERS INC. (50)
 SELIA DOVE 6832               6   6  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
 JONISSON 6780                 5  12  0    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAELSLEAHT 6804               2   4  0    22       TEAM SLIME (585)
 FELTHOS 6845                  3   0  0    21       GREDAN (583)
 ZONZALIN 6836                 2   2  0    20       TEAM SLIME (585)
 LENI POOLE 6854               3   4  0    18       THE RED BLADES (578)
 JOLLY GREEN GIANT 6790        3   5  0    18       GREDAN (583)
 KERBESTAM 6857                4   3  0    17       SWORD OPERA (323)
 COSMO 6866                    2   2  0    17       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-GLITCH 1459                   2   0  0    17       HACKERS INC. (50)
 ONE TOO MANY 5393             2   1  0    15       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 BORGES 6844                   3   5  0    14       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 WILD 6863                     2   4  0    14       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 RUIN 6862                     2   4  0    14       DARK AT HEART (586)
 AGAMAMNON 6803                2   4  0    14       TEAM SLIME (585)
 DIAMONDBACK 6886              1   0  1    14       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 REAVER 6885                   1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 NOT DA'IN ME 5392             1   0  0    11       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 FOUGHT TOO MANY 5391          1   0  0    10       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)
 CHESTERTON 6853               1   5  0     8       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ADIRAN 6837                   1   3  0     6       TEAM SLIME (585)
-TURLIS 6867                   0   2  0     2       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-LYCAN 6868                    0   2  0     2       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 ADAM CORVUS 6881              0   2  0     2       THE RED BLADES (578)
 RAMON LALO 6894               0   1  0     1       SWORD OPERA (323)
 VERMIN 6884                   0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD (589)
 BIZNAF 5389                   0   1  0     1       FIZBANS FOLLIES (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      DIAMONDBACK 6886      631  NONE
OTHER PEOPLES CA 5390   0  1 0 FIZBANS FOLLIES 471  DARK CHAMPION         631  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 6892      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         STONE GOLEM           631  NONE
PETTY OFFICER 6859      2  3 0 SEA DOGS 533         MR. TWISTER           631  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 6893    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         DARK CHAMPION         631  NONE
SERPENR 2 6882          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 589    QUICKSILVER           631  NONE
LAMON ROSARD 6831       6  5 0 SWORD OPERA 323      ANGEL 6846            630   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nomad -- Thanks, but I'm doubtful about how long I can hold on to it.  Fathom Jumper
and Deranged Deckhand dead in the tourney, Petty Officer soon to be visiting the Dark
Arena (maybe even this turn if my strategies arrived in time), and nothing good so
far from the replacement pool.  We shall see. -- One Armed Bandit

Yuedebahl -- We may have to do something about this. -- Sasquatch

Kerbestam -- Nicely done.  I need a bit more practice it seems. -- Cosmo

Smurfer -- Now that was a smurfy fight!  You provided some nice assistance in getting
my record going back in the proper direction. -- Bul

Loons -- Hopefully the absence was only a temporary one? -- Nomad and his Tribe

Black Lotus -- I like an exotic woman, but not when she chops me into dogmeat.
Couldn't we find a more enjoyable way to meet? -- Jonisson

Cosmo -- Never count on a ghost to help you out.  They're flighty and unreliable,
even when they mean well, and often they don't. -- Kerbestam

Graven Ward -- That's a clever trick, "Come up and see my etchings," and YOU are the
etching.  But I've heard it before. -- Selia Dove

Angel -- Damn. -- Ghost of Lamon Rosard

Gentleben -- I'd be glad to, but the Commission isn't cooperating. -- Saralee Jo

Sasquatch -- Boom boom. -- Yuedebahl

Disease -- Right on schedule... -- Terra

Virile Man -- Have you met my cousin, Leni? -- Lito Sky

Ice -- Looks like those days are over. -- Leni Poole

Wild -- That's for sure. -- Adam

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETTY OFFICER was butchered by MR. TWISTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERPENR 2 was butchered by QUICKSILVER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
OTHER PEOPLES CARS was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
MAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
WOMAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SILVER SMURFER demolished MERSILUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
WALLACE was savagely defeated by GRANDADDY SMURF in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
BUL GOBLINHEWER was overcome by FAMINE in a 6 minute expert's Challenge fight.
KING TOOTNPOOTN vanquished IRONSIDES in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLAKSUNN won victory over DISEASE in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
REZUREKT handily defeated SELIA DOVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SASQUATCH was subdued by BIG KEVIN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
YUEDEBAHL LITHA devastated PILLOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
PYNCHON luckily beat ICE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory Challenge match.
VIRILE MAN handily defeated KERBESTAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
COSMO won victory over WILD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
SARALEE JO won victory over CATHER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fray.
FLY FISHER devastated BATTLECRY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MORBID CRUSADER overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LITO SKY was beaten by GANGOL in a 4 minute bout.
MILLHAUSER was overpowered by MILINA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JONISSON was devastated by ANGEL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TERRA SIGILLATA was savagely defeated by WEASEL in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
ZOLDIVAR was overcome by DARKNESS in a 2 minute duel.
JESICKA handily defeated CHESTERTON in a 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
GRAVEN WARD defeated LENI POOLE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
ONE TOO MANY savagely defeated AGAMAMNON in a dull 9 minute gory fight.
RUIN was luckily beaten by JOLLY GREEN GIANT in a 4 minute gruesome match.
ZONZALIN overpowered BORGES in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
WAELSLEAHT overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody bout.
ADIRAN was vanquished by REAVER in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
FELTHOS won victory over RAMON LALO in a exciting 1 minute novice's fray.
ADAM CORVUS was demolished by NOT DA'IN ME in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SIDEWINDER overpowered BIZNAF in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
VERMIN was demolished by FOUGHT TOO MANY in a 1 minute uneven contest.
DIAMONDBACK assassinated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        35 -  27 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  16 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  26 -  4      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   49 -  44 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  28 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  22 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  47 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  15 -  0      17  |

Turn 631 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:

WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  6         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  8         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SARALEE JO 6686            21  17  1  121 SWORD OPERA (323)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLY FISHER 6727            15   1  0  136 SEA DOGS (533)
BASHING ATTACK   GRANDADDY SMURF 6783       10   6  0   97 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
TOTAL PARRY      FAMINE 6826                12   4  0   89 DARK AT HEART (586)
WALL OF STEEL    BLAKSUNN 6774              13   3  0   68 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
LUNGING ATTACK   MILINA 6794                 6   2  2   51 GREDAN (583)
SLASHING ATTACK  REZUREKT 6805               8   7  0   49 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-LUNGE      DARKNESS 6841               7   3  0   43 DARK AT HEART (586)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BUL GOBLINHEWER 6738.  The ten other most popular fighters were DISEASE 
6827, WEASEL 6795, GRANDADDY SMURF 6783, WILD 6863, ICE 6820, LITO SKY 6861, ZOLDIVAR 
6791, JESICKA 6800, RUIN 6862, and DARKNESS 6841.

The least popular fighter this week was AGAMAMNON 6803.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE TOO MANY 5393, MAN OVERBOARD 6892, VERMIN 6884, BIZNAF 5389, ADIRAN 
6837, BORGES 6844, CHESTERTON 6853, JONISSON 6780, MILLHAUSER 6705, and BATTLECRY 
6724.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SARALEE JO (21-6686) SWORD OPERA (323)