DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2011    Duedate: 01/10/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-681

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE
DEVIATION (593)
(21-7109) [12-9-2,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE           MANUTE JR.
DEVIATION (593)                THE BOWLS (610)
(21-7109) [12-9-2,125]         (21-7299) [4-0-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLAKSKUL                       DESPAIR
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            DARK AT HEART (586)
(21-6899) [28-22-2,116]        (21-7001) [17-19-3,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIATION (593)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BOWLS (610)             47
2. DARK AT HEART (586)         35      SEA DOGS (533)
3. LITERATE LOONS (538)        30      Unchartered Team
4. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         25
5. SEA DOGS (533)              20      LUDUS MAGNUS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       43  27  5 61.4   1/ 1 DEVIATION (593)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (533)           196 128 20 60.5   2/ 5 THE BLUES (601)          10  5 0
 3- 4*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)    6   4  1 60.0   3/ 2 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       8  7 0
 4- 5 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)   146  98  8 59.8   4/ 3 DARK AT HEART (586)       7  5 0
 5/ 6 DEVIATION (593)          114  83  7 57.9   5/18*THE BOWLS (610)           6  3 0
 6/ 7 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      416 308 20 57.5   6/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       6  7 0
 7/ 3*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        19  16  3 54.3   7/11 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       6  9 0
 8/10 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      691 582 30 54.3   8/12 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        6  9 0
 9-11 TOOL SHED (592)           79  70  1 53.0   9/16 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    6  9 0
10/12 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      159 147 10 52.0  10- 8*THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)   5  2 1
11/20*THE BOWLS (610)           15  15  2 50.0  11- 4 TOOL SHED (592)           5  5 0
12/14 DARK AT HEART (586)      158 159 12 49.8  12/13 LITERATE LOONS (538)      5 10 1
13/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      59  60  1 49.6  13/ 9 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5 10 0
14/15 THE BLUES (601)           44  45  2 49.4  14/21 SEA DOGS (533)            4  1 2
15/17 LITERATE LOONS (538)     346 403 18 46.2  15- 6 COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)    3  1 0
16/18 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       168 199 11 45.8  16/15 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      3  6 1
17/19 KANO CLAN (106)          343 428 22 44.5  17/ 7*LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        3  7 0
18-21 HOLY LEGION (547)         34  45  3 43.0  18-14 HOLY LEGION (547)         2  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/22 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    36  51  2 41.4  19/22 KANO CLAN (106)           2  4 0
20/23 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      55 102  9 35.0  20-23*MORE COWBELL (611)        0  4 0
21-24*MORE COWBELL (611)         0   7  0  0.0  21-24 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): ALLEY OOP of ONE HIT WONDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): HERMOD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): BRAVE 2 of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): 8 BALL of POOL PARTY (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): CENSORSHIP of ABOMINATIONS (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): MARGANAD of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 691): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 573): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 668): SAVAGE HORDE (Frenzy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 692): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 295): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 680): THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): RYAN'S HENCHMEN (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 635): APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 293): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 628): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 579): VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 275): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 268): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 244): BASH BROS SOCCER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 573) PUNCHILINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 572): BIG BIRD of THE FUNNY FARM (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 696): LOABAL DOMINATION OF STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 667): CUSSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 687): KAIARI of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Savory Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 293): LUAU LILA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 681): BEDDER of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 680): FATHOM JUMPER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
               (turn 679): DRED of DARK AT HEART (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 646): IRINA JINZ of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 291): QUITA ROSALA of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 267): UNCLE FESTER of TALL TALES (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 525): GILFMET IVERS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 243): ROMOR SAITH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is a great relief to be back among the living, in my home city of Sunset, and
an even greater relief to never have to fear death again.  Some might argue that I
got what I deserved the first time around, given my four kills in this arena.  I
won't argue with them.  I am only grateful that Ahringol released me.  Whether it was
because I had done him such great service, dispatching mortals to his realm, or by
some strange quirk of fate, I do not know.
     This city has flourished during my absence and I wish I could stay longer, but I
must soon depart to the Isle.  I'll be attempting to slay a denizen of the Dark Arena
this turn, as will two of my teammates.  One lone Sea Dog with grace the sands during
the daytime, a young warrior named Mary Rose.  To whomever has to face her, hope that
she is more merciful than I am.

Fathom Jumper

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  SUNSET needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  I couldn't believe it. 
Did THE BOWLS really go up by 13?  If only those guys didn't have so may missing 
teeth...  Gross!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 4 after 
going 3-0-0.  Keep it up, OMINOUS REIGN!  MVP award for LUPUS MAJOR?  NOMADIC TRIBE's 
proud of him after beating BLAKSKUL and getting 25 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  CC RIDER got smashed by CELINE, and lost 16 points!  The Duelmaster isn't 
going to stop just cause he's Number One!  WURM KIN knows this.  He was Dark Arena 
Challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think FATHOM JUMPER should let WURM KIN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting 
about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of DARK AT HEART must be getting lonely. 
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  
What kind of warriors are NOMADIC TRIBE?  DARK AT HEART, an easy team to beat if I 
ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is HARDY popular, or 
what?  He was challenged the most in all of SUNSET!  He's got a 12-6-0, is that good? 
People were asking me did RED HOUSE REALLY challenge TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL wants me to write about it since he was beat by 
RED HOUSE.  Satisfied?  BATWAMBA must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  He challenged METARU HEI.  14 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought BATWAMBA showed great skill and promise when he bested METARU 
HEI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Like, who is this guy???  FATHOM JUMPER gets sent to the Dark Arena, 
battles WURM KIN, and returns to tell of it!!!  I bet SEA DOGS manager is surprised!  
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  IRONSIDES returns from the Dark Arena, maybe a 
"little upset" at his SEA DOGS teammates...  LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION wasn't 
planning on killing KADOKA, I bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and 
getting put on lists...  That was so totally rude when LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE wasted 
KADOKA.  I think all you warriors in SUNSET should gang up on DEVIATION!  What if 
they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109    12   9  2   125       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036        16   8  3   125       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 BLAKSKUL 6899                28  22  2   116       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 RED HOUSE 7103               11   8  0   113       THE BLUES (601)
 DESPAIR 7001                 17  19  3   103       DARK AT HEART (586)
 BATWAMBA 7118                13  11  0    99       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-DOILY 6298                   12   7  1    98       HOLY LEGION (547)
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956              16  15  1    95       TOOL SHED (592)
-GRASS SEED 6923              16  16  0    95       TOOL SHED (592)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             11  10  2    95       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            25  19  0    94       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 HELRAZOR 7120                16   7  0    91       GRIM FANDANGO (454)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOSHI HARU 6704              15  10  2    89       KANO CLAN (106)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    12   4  0    88       DEVIATION (593)
-MITER BOX 6961               17  12  0    85       TOOL SHED (592)
 MINAMI TORI 7077             16   7  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
-WHIRLED PEACE 6984           12   6  0    79       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 HARDY 7131                   12   6  0    78       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-DUBLIN MUDSLIDE 6981          8   2  1    77       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 IRONSIDES 6720               15   9  2    74       SEA DOGS (533)
-ACHERON 7179                  9   5  1    73       DARK AT HEART (586)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129           12  11  0    72       DEVIATION (593)
 METARU HEI 7058              17   6  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDUVIUS 7132                 9   9  0    66       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 TIMOTH 7328                  12  13  5    63       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     12   8  0    63       DEVIATION (593)
 CELINE 7148                   9   6  0    58       LITERATE LOONS (538)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIXUS 7100                  11  13  0    56       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PIETROS 7137                 13   9  0    52       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-VLAD THE INHALER 7199         7   6  0    52       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       5   5  0    48       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 COLD SHOT 7282                4   4  0    48       THE BLUES (601)
 DAGAN 7201                    9   7  0    47       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 RAZE 7227                     8   5  0    46       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-HIPPY LOVE 7253               5   3  1    46       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 SORROW 7257                   4   4  0    46       DARK AT HEART (586)
 MAPLE 7301                    6   1  2    44       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-GWENHYVAR 7305                4   1  1    44       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
-WHEELBARROW 7130              9   6  0    43       TOOL SHED (592)
-CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             5   7  1    43       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-BLAH4 7287                    4   2  1    43       COSMIC FREAK OUT (498)
 FEATHER 7178                  7   8  1    42       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        4   3  1    42       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
-THAR 7347                     4   0  1    42       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 MANUTE JR. 7299               4   0  0    39       THE BOWLS (610)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALINGER 7180                 8   6  1    37       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 CC RIDER 7270                 5   4  1    37       THE BLUES (601)
-MUSUBU KIN 7143               9   9  0    36       KANO CLAN (106)
-INSPIRE 7219                  8   5  0    35       OMINOUS REIGN (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELL 7258                     6   3  0    33       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 RHASKOS 7221                  6   8  0    32       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      6   2  0    32       DEVIATION (593)
 FISH 7279                     4   3  1    32       THE BOWLS (610)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             4   5  0    32       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DRAGON ASP 7297               3   4  0    28       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BIX 7134                      5  12  0    27       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   6  0    26       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 FADE TO BLAK 7266             5   4  0    24       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SEGOVAX 7238                  4   7  1    24       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 4   1  0    24       THE BLUES (601)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XIAN LIN 7204                 5   5  1    21       KANO CLAN (106)
 PRISCUS 7263                  4   3  0    21       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 CRESCENS 7261                 5   2  0    20       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 MURGATROYD 7236               4   7  0    20       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                3   4  2    20       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-TYGRA ZOOT SUIT 7241          3   0  1    20       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 THIBODEAUX 7350               1   3  0    19       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 SMURF LIGHTNING 7284          5   3  0    18       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 TITUS 7264                    4   3  0    17       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 BOOM BOOM 7237                3   6  0    17       THE BLUES (601)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
-CLASH 6552                    2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
-MUMRA SUSPENDERS 7358         2   0  0    16       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 RUTUBA 7265                   3   4  1    14       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            2   1  0    13       TOOL SHED (592)
 QUESTIONA 7372                1   0  0    13       THE BOWLS (610)
 DUST 7353                     2   1  0    12       THE BOWLS (610)
-TISSUE 6600                   0   2  0    12       HOLY LEGION (547)
 MARY ROSE 6907                1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (533)
-KITTEN 6593                   2   0  0    10       HOLY LEGION (547)
-PANTHRO TANKTOP 7242          1   1  0    10       THUNDERCAT CLOSET (606)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            1   0  0    10       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BULOUS 7354                   0   3  0     9       THE BOWLS (610)
 HELLER 7355                   1   3  1     7       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 BOUDREAUX 7349                1   3  0     7       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BOB SCRATCHIT 7367            1   2  0     5       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BRUNHILDA 7365                0   3  0     3       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 GOGOL 7384                    0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 MAURIAC 7383                  0   1  0     1       LITERATE LOONS (538)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PAIN GWEN 7213         11  1 2 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     I SMOKED WHAT?!! 6036 678   
SAIF'T P'TROLL 7348     1  1 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     RUTUBA 7265           678   
HASH BROWNIE 7303       2  1 0 COSMIC FREAK OUT 498 CC RIDER 7270         677  REVENGED
BANDIT PRINCE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           IRONSIDES 6720        681  NONE
BOZO T CLOWN 7306       1  2 0 DARK OVERLORDS 612   SEGOVAX 7238          678  REVENGED
CHABON 7095             7 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        678   
KIPLING 7083           13 12 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TIMOTH 7328           680   
SIMENON 7285            1  2 0 LITERATE LOONS 538   TRIUMPHUS 7262        677  NOT REVENGED
KADOKA 7222             9  5 0 NOMADIC TRIBE 160    LEVEL OF MALEVOL 7109 681   
MAN OVERBOARD 7373      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 533         BANDIT PRINCE         681  NONE
FROOT 7278              1  3 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            677  NOT REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHEVIK 7298             1  1 0 THE BOWLS 610        MAPLE 7301            678   
SQUIGGY CROW 7230       4  5 1 THE RED BLADES 578   SALINGER 7180         677  REVENGED
WILYKAT SWEATER 7243    0  2 0 THUNDERCAT CLOSE 606 HELLER 7355           679  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kipling -- I see you are well read. -- Feather Dusted

Box -- That's what I'm saying, Bix! -- Inspire

Dirty -- Slime is a better name. -- Bell

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! -- (Silver) Bell

Tissue -- Here's a box.  Meow. -- Maple

Maple -- Well, at least thanks for not killing me, you blood thirsty wench! -- Fish

Fade To Blak -- You just couldn't ask for a more entertaining fight. -- Manute Jr.

Phillips Head -- Looked like I had you in this one at first... but was not to be.
Nice momentum steal! -- Bulous

Thibodeaux -- Ouch!  I think I'm going to feel this one for a while.  I may need to
learn to use a shield a little better before we match up again. -- Dust

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FATHOM JUMPER viciously butchered WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
IRONSIDES savagely slew BANDIT PRINCE in a exciting 12 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
MAN OVERBOARD was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BULOUS was bested by MAPLE in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud fight.
BRUNHILDA was demolished by SEGOVAX in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
RED HOUSE devastated TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HELRAZOR viciously subdued HARDY in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
BATWAMBA vanquished METARU HEI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DESPAIR viciously subdued WALLI WEEBLE in a 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.
AUNT TILLA-THE NUN was overpowered by HOOSIER DADDY in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DAGAN was narrowly defeated by MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
REDUVIUS devastated PIETROS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MURGATROYD was demolished by FEATHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SORROW savagely defeated DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
MANUTE JR. won victory over GITCHIGOOMIE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
MAN-O-WAR was viciously subdued by SALINGER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.
FISH viciously subdued SMURF LIGHTNING in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge brawl.
BOUDREAUX was subdued by TITUS in a 3 minute brutal Challenge bout.
BOB SCRATCHIT was beaten by DUST in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
THIBODEAUX devastated RUTUBA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BLAKSKUL was savagely defeated by LUPUS MAJOR in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE slaughtered KADOKA in a 1 minute gory mismatched Title fray.
MINAMI TORI demolished TIMOTH in a action packed 3 minute one-sided fight.
CRIXUS overpowered PRISCUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CELINE overpowered CC RIDER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
COLD SHOT vanquished TRIUMPHUS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAZE handily defeated RHASKOS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BELL savagely defeated CRESCENS in a 2 minute gruesome competition.
DRAGON ASP beat BOOM BOOM in a popular 4 minute fight.
BIX was unbelievably bested by SPOONFUL in a slow 12 minute brutal fray.
FADE TO BLAK subdued HELLER in a 1 minute fight.
QUESTIONA overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MARY ROSE overpowered MAURIAC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
MIME BOGGLING overpowered GOGOL 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                 12         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  34 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  24 -  4      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        52 -  46 -  3      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    66 -  71 -  4      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  74 -  8      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  42 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     31 -  37 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -  27 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  50 -  3      33  |

Turn 681 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  5                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE 7109  12   9  2  125 DEVIATION (593)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAKSKUL 6899              28  22  2  116 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
AIMED BLOW       BATWAMBA 7118              13  11  0   99 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUPUS MAJOR 7146           11  10  2   95 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          25  19  0   94 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              16   7  0   91 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150   12   8  0   63 DEVIATION (593)
WALL OF STEEL    PIETROS 7137               13   9  0   52 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAGAN 7201                  9   7  0   47 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLAKSKUL 6899.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DESPAIR 7001.  The ten other most popular fighters were GITCHIGOOMIE 7251, FISH 
7279, MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150, TIMOTH 7328, BOOM BOOM 7237, HELRAZOR 7120, DAGAN 
7201, SALINGER 7180, BELL 7258, and SORROW 7257.

The least popular fighter this week was SPOONFUL 7346.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRONSIDES 6720, GOGOL 7384, MAURIAC 7383, HELLER 7355, DRAGON ASP 7297, 
RHASKOS 7221, TRIUMPHUS 7262, PRISCUS 7263, KADOKA 7222, and RUTUBA 7265.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLAKSKUL (21-6899) GRIM FANDANGO (454)

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

FATHOM JUMPER (21-6737) SEA DOGS (533)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI