DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2012    Duedate: 03/20/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED HOUSE
THE BLUES (601)
(21-7103) [14-10-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED HOUSE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
THE BLUES (601)                
(21-7103) [14-10-0,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED HOUSE                      AUNT TILLA-THE NUN
THE BLUES (601)                BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-7103) [14-10-0,115]        (21-7256) [7-8-1,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE RED BLADES (578)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BLUES (601)             50
2. BLOOD AND SAND (600)        40      BEN & JERRY'S (596)
3. THE BOWLS (610)             34      Unchartered Team
4. LUDUS MAGNUS (608)          28
5. DARK OVERLORDS (612)        19       (-1)

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)       49  29  5 62.8   1/ 5 THE RED BLADES (578)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        30  20  5 60.0   2/ 1 THE BOWLS (610)          10  5 0
 3- 3*IRON RAGE II (618)         3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2 DEATH MOB 4 (567)         9  6 0
 4/ 4 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      428 320 20 57.2   4/ 8 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       8  7 0
 5/ 8 THE BOWLS (610)           31  24  2 56.4   5/ 6 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  6 1
 6/ 5 DEVIATION (593)          122  95  8 56.2   6/ 4 THE BLUES (601)           7  8 0
 7/ 6 DEATH MOB 4 (567)        124  97  5 56.1   7/15 LUDUS MAGNUS (608)        6  4 2
 8- 7 TOOL SHED (592)           87  72  1 54.7   8/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       6  9 0
 9/ 9 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      700 598 30 53.9   9/14 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5 10 1
10/10 OMINOUS REIGN (584)      167 152 10 52.4  10- 3 TOOL SHED (592)           4  1 0
11/11 THE BLUES (601)           57  57  2 50.0  11/10 BEN & JERRY'S (596)       4  2 0
12/12 THE RED BLADES (578)     155 163  4 48.7  12/18 OMINOUS REIGN (584)       4  4 0
13/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      69  75  2 47.9  13/17 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      4  5 0
14/15 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       178 212 12 45.6  14/13 DEVIATION (593)           4  6 1
15-16*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)     5   6  1 45.5  15-16*IRON RAGE II (618)        3  2 0
16/17 KANO CLAN (106)          348 433 22 44.6  16/12 KANO CLAN (106)           3  3 0
17-18 HOLY LEGION (547)         34  46  3 42.5  17- 9*ALL JACKED UP II (616)    3  7 0
18/19 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    58  79  4 42.3  18/19 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    41  66  2 38.3  19/11 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    2 13 0
20/21 DARK OVERLORDS (612)      62 110  9 36.0  20-20*THE JOKER'S WILD (566)    1  2 0
21-22*ALL JACKED UP II (616)     7  13  0 35.0  21-21*MORE COWBELL (611)        1  3 0
22-23*TOMBSTONE (438)            2  14  0 12.5  22-23*TOMBSTONE (438)           1  4 0
23-24*MORE COWBELL (611)         1  10  0  9.1  23-24 HOLY LEGION (547)         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 696): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): STARKAD of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): RAIGHNALL of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 697): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 692): PLAINSMAN of SOUL STRIPPERS II (Saucy Jack, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 700): EILEEN of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): TROG of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 686): PETE of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): MOSHI HARU of KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 651): CHESTER GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): ARMORED ECHO of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 584): HANK of VENTURE BROS. (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): QIONG YING of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 530): GILBERN JUSS of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 578): RUGEN THE JELLYFISH of HANNAH'S PALS (The Upright Man)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 696): RUN DMC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): HAMOI TONG (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): STATE OF MIND (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 697): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 692): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 700): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 686): SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 651): TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 584): CODE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 278): KIWI CONNECTION II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 271): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 247): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 578) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 578): SKIDMARK BUG of 042909A (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                           GNU I KNEW of GNU TEAM (Sherlock, mgr.)
               (turn 577): SERPENT2 of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 701): SALDORINIVAN KIRO of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 673): SNAPPING TURTLE of TRIBAL COUNCIL (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 696): KELLY of CASSEY'S CREW (Dartor, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 690): FLASHER of TACKLE BOX (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 685): TROG of ABOMINATION (Chase, mgr.)
               (turn 684): SCARFACE of THE CLUB (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 684): CHATROOMMATE of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 685): MOSHI HARU of KANO CLAN (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
                           LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                           ARIOCH of MINIONS OF CHAOS (?, mgr.)
               (turn 684): ROLISTON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 650): RHAKARAS of TEMPLE OF STEEL (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 640): WRATH of APOCALYPSE (Preacher, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 296): IPSWICH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 633): HENDRIX of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
               (turn 632): SRV of SHREDDERS (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 670): LORD FOUL of BLOODGUARD (Sigird Fafnisbane, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SUNSET this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE BOWLS is pushed out of top team by THE RED BLADES, who came from 5th with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for ALL JACKED UP II, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 17th.  LUDUS 
MAGNUS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-2 into a 8 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  The THE RED BLADES guild has had 
a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CC RIDER fought DAGAN and gained 25 points 
and contributed to THE BLUES' 3-2-0.  LUPUS MAJOR has lost to TIMOTH, falling 23 
points, while helping make NOMADIC TRIBE a 3-2-0 turn.  RED HOUSE challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone KANO CLAN's warrior.  We should ask 
RED HOUSE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that Baba Yaga's Bar and Grill uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  DEVIATION has cause to stand tall, as they 
were SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding DEVIATION more than any other team we find NOMADIC TRIBE.  SUNSET, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was CAJUN APOCALYPSE's warrior HARDY.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  LEVEL OF 
MALEVOLENCE was sent to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, 
no?  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in SUNSET today as SMURF LIGHTNING was bid 
farewell to a 9-4-0 warrior, with PIETROS of BLOOD AND SAND standing silent and 
pensive.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOUSE 7103               14  10  0   115       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLEDGEHEAD 6956              18  15  1   121       TOOL SHED (592)
 WALLI WEEBLE 6935            28  21  0   109       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MITER BOX 6961               19  12  0   109       TOOL SHED (592)
 CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994        8   3  1    99       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 HELRAZOR 7120                18  10  0    98       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-DOILY 6298                   12   7  1    98       HOLY LEGION (547)
 BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708      12   6  1    97       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 WHIRLED PEACE 6984           14   8  0    96       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 TIMOTH 7328                  15  15  5    93       DARK OVERLORDS (612)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRASS SEED 6923              17  17  0    89       TOOL SHED (592)
 GITCHIGOOMIE 7251             9   5  0    86       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197    15   5  0    82       DEVIATION (593)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             16   7  0    80       KANO CLAN (106)
 PIETROS 7137                 15  12  1    80       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 BLACK LOTUS 6709              9   9  1    78       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HARDY 7131                   13   9  0    76       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 HOOSIER DADDY 7129           13  14  0    73       DEVIATION (593)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             13  13  2    72       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-METARU HEI 7058              17   6  0    67       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            16  18  0    66       THE RED BLADES (578)
 BATWAMBA 7118                14  15  0    66       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 REDUVIUS 7132                10  12  0    66       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 RAZE 7227                    10   8  0    65       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 SPOONFUL 7346                 8   2  0    65       THE BLUES (601)
 CRIXUS 7100                  13  16  0    64       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 CHARITY SPRINGS 7302          5   2  0    60       THE RED BLADES (578)
 AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256       7   8  1    59       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 CC RIDER 7270                 7   7  1    59       THE BLUES (601)
 RHASKOS 7221                  9  10  0    58       BLOOD AND SAND (600)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHEELBARROW 7130             11   6  0    56       TOOL SHED (592)
 FISH 7279                     8   4  1    53       THE BOWLS (610)
 INSPIRE 7219                 10   6  0    52       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 GWENHYVAR 7305                6   3  1    52       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 COLD SHOT 7282                6   7  0    51       THE BLUES (601)
 DAGAN 7201                   12   9  0    49       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     12  12  0    48       DEVIATION (593)
 BULOUS 7354                   4   4  0    47       THE BOWLS (610)
 MAPLE 7301                    8   2  2    46       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 BELL 7258                     8   4  0    43       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
-CLUSTERFLUFF 7173             5   7  1    43       BEN & JERRY'S (596)
 LENNY SPARK 7160              9   8  0    42       THE RED BLADES (578)
-FEATHER 7178                  8   9  1    42       OMINOUS REIGN (584)
 CRESCENS 7261                 8   2  0    42       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 PRISCUS 7263                  6   4  1    41       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 TRIUMPHUS 7262                5   5  3    39       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
-MUSUBU KIN 7143               9  11  0    38       KANO CLAN (106)
 GALINA 7463                   3   0  0    35       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 MANUTE JR. 7299               6   3  0    34       THE BOWLS (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIX 7134                      6  15  0    33       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-THAR 7347                     4   2  1    33       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281      8   4  0    32       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUESTIONA 7372                4   2  0    32       THE BOWLS (610)
 TITUS 7264                    6   4  0    29       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 XIAN LIN 7204                 6   7  1    26       KANO CLAN (106)
 LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            3   1  0    26       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455           2   1  0    25       THE RED BLADES (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN-O-WAR 7313                5   8  0    23       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
 RUTUBA 7265                   5   5  1    22       LUDUS MAGNUS (608)
 DUST 7353                     5   3  0    21       THE BOWLS (610)
-BRUNHILDA 7365                2   3  0    21       DARK OVERLORDS (612)
-JACK RUBY 7399                2   2  0    21       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-PHILLIPS HEAD 7269            3   2  0    17       TOOL SHED (592)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
-CLASH 6552                    2   3  0    17       HOLY LEGION (547)
-RAYLOS 7432                   1   0  0    16       IRON RAGE II (618)
-MIME BOGGLING 7379            1   3  0    14       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-THOR 7431                     1   0  0    14       IRON RAGE II (618)
-JACK THA RIPPA 7400           2   2  0    13       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-WILD CARD 6558                2   1  0    13       THE JOKER'S WILD (566)
 TANK EWE 7478                 2   0  0    13       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BOUDREAUX 7349                2   6  0    12       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-JACK IN THE BOX 7398          1   3  0    12       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 STILETTO 7465                 1   2  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-KALKOR 7407                   1   0  0    11       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
-BILL BROCIUS 7291             1   1  0    11       TOMBSTONE (438)
-KITTEN 6593                   2   0  0    10       HOLY LEGION (547)
 BEASTLY SMURF 7479            1   1  0    10       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439         1   3  0    10       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 OBSTAKUL 7473                 2   0  0     8       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 DOOR MAN 7464                 2   1  0     7       THE BLUES (601)
-FLAP JACK 7438                1   2  0     7       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
-LOKI 7408                     1   3  0     6       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
-ELDROND 7433                  1   0  0     6       IRON RAGE II (618)
-BOLOGNA PONY 7403             1   1  0     4       MORE COWBELL (611)
-JACK AND COKE 7459            1   1  0     4       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 TYMORA 7406                   0   3  0     3       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
-JOHNNY RINGO 7288             0   1  0     3       TOMBSTONE (438)
 KORUNDOS 7477                 0   2  0     2       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 KERZA 7484                    0   1  0     1       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-DAISY PUSHER 7476             0   1  0     1       MORE COWBELL (611)
-BACCHUS 7409                  0   1  0     1       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
-LOKI 7434                     0   1  0     1       IRON RAGE II (618)
-APOLLO 7435                   0   1  0     1       IRON RAGE II (618)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC            0  0 0                      PRISCUS 7263          686  NONE
SMURF LIGHTNING 7284    9  4 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     PIETROS 7137          686   
THIBODEAUX 7350         2  6 0 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 WURM KIN              686  NONE
POLITICAL FOOL 7486     0  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      BLACK ORC             686  NONE
NUNMOR BLAK 7437        2  2 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    TRIUMPHUS 7262        686   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tombstone -- Welcome back from the grave yard!  Hope you stick around and put your
skills to use. -- Ben's Bazaar

Red Blades -- Nice return!  Nice to have you back! -- Ben's Bazaar

More Cowbell -- Don't we all need more cowbell?  Welcome back to the sands! -- Ben's
Bazaar

The Bowls -- Look at you all holding onto top team and all that! -- Ben's Bazaar

All -- I don't remember what my two new guys show up, I hope they are killer... then
we can put the Tombstones to work. -- Gentleben

Roliton -- Hey!  So you think you can just waltz in here any time you like and just
take the throne, do you?  Well, I never! -- Gentleben and Ben's Bazaar

Ludus Magnus -- You're looking to be in good position to de-throne the Bowls, good
luck. -- Ben's Bazaar

All -- Mime Boggling will be busy preping for his trip to the tourney so he will be
unavailable for a few turns, sorry. -- Gentlben

Wurm Kin -- The way you fought you looked more like Worm Kin. - Aunt Tilla- The Nun

Triumphus -- NOT! -- Smurf Lightning

Galina -- You got a bad match-up there, but next time we meet you will probably have
more fights than me. -- Mime Boggling

Kano -- Congratulations on the throne and the graduation! -- Assurnasirbanipal (who
ran Sports a while back and still follows this arena, graduating Volleyball)

Worthies of Sunset -- I didn't mean to make it such a short stay, but time for me to
move on.  You will find my remaining team inexperienced, but not a bunch of
pushovers, I hope.  Background for the curious historians: 20 or so of my fights
occurred two decades ago, in the lost arena known as Vithicar (DM 49), in which I was
one of the participants of the original Law/Chaos war there.  I give you a brand new
team with which to contest, in the hopes that Chaos may make a good showing in this
most difficult, estimable city.  Farewell to you all! -- Arioch, of Minions of Chaos
(managed by Dionysus of Lords of Chaos, DM 32)

Aunt Tilla -- You are one devious Nun!  Aren't you ready to go back to the Dark
Arena? -- Fish

Cold Shot -- Next time, different weapon! -- Bulous

Thibodeaux -- You Cajuns... thought you could get the jump on me but your smell gave
you away. -- Questiona

     Garlic, hot peppers, a hint of bayou mud?

Lavern Temple -- That was a close one, good challenge!  Expect a return one sometime.
-- Dust

Flap Jack -- I think you knew what you were getting into challenging me.  You did
right?  Okay. -- Manute Jr.

Welcome Iron Rage II!  Is there an Iron Rage I somewhere? -- Nomad and the Tribe

Pietros -- I am built for fights like that.  Nice. -- Batwamba

Hardy -- Nice.  Try that again if you want.  I have actually sent a couple of
challenges your way in the past, but it seems the fight had to wait for your
challenge.  At least you're not one of those stinkin' aimers. -- Walli

Hoosier Daddy -- Nice name.  Of course, Sunset isn't exactly Hoosier country, so
perhaps that is your problem? -- Gitchi

Eldrond -- I was just trying to welcome the new guy.  But at some point a guy has to
look at his record and get a bit worried.  Some folks around here have to fight at
night, you know?  Don't want to do that. -- Wambasu the Bold

Iron Age II -- Welcome to Sunset!  First round's on us at the Broken Bone tonight
post-fights! -- Grim Fandango

DM/LP Moshi Haru -- Congrats on the throne (even if you did back onto it) and your
invite.  You escaped alive, despite our best efforts.  Your manager should be happy.
I don't suppose you'll "grace" us all with a farewell column?? -- Grim Fandango

LPs Level of Malevolence and Arioch -- Congrats on your grad notices!  Well done,
represent Sunset well in immortality! -- G.F.

Whirled Peace -- Well, what are the odds on two weapons breaking in the first minute?
I'm not the best pugilist on the island, not by a fair margin it seems. -- Helrazor

Grass Seed -- Thought I had you there for a minute.  Next time.... -- Raze

Beastly Smurf -- You were the first, hopefully not the last to fail to surmount....
-- The Obstakul

Bologna Pony -- That's how it's supposed to work, definitely!  Can't believe your
manager got that name through, BTW. -- Stiletto

Shirley Island -- This is SUNSET island.  Where's Laverne??  Lenny or Squiggy
might've helped. -- Nunmor Blak

Holy crap, 17 strikers??  Can we make nothing else?  Lungers, maybe, it seems.
Things are getting aggressive.... -- Stik

Smurf Tur..ling -- Scum like you deserve a proper name.  After such a pathetic
display I'm glad to check that lame weapon off my list.  Perhaps I will see you again
but I dont fancy spending the last minute in a fight making dust cl <cut off by hal>

Dirty -- Interesting fight.  I don't think it was narrow but knocking you down twice
was at least entertaining.  A different strat could make that even more fun I'm sure
but I think the outcome would probably be the same. -- Inspire

Boudreaux -- Yikes, was that weapon intentional?  If so, I'm glad you didn't swing
it. -- Maple

Crixus -- Well, that fight result was not expected.  I'll take it, though.  Funny you
should easily dodge my crit yet get nailed by my average strikes.  Thanks for the
skills, though much appreciated. -- Bell

Smurf -- Clouds. -- Feather

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THIBODEAUX was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
POLITICAL FOOL was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
WHIRLED PEACE was unbelievably bested by WALLI WEEBLE in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
RED HOUSE devastated MOSHI HARU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
HELRAZOR devastated HARDY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge competition.
CHOCOLATE THERAPY vanquished BLACK LOTUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
REDUVIUS lost to TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SPOONFUL unbelievably bested AUNT TILLA-THE NUN in a popular 7 minute Challenge duel.
GWENHYVAR was beaten by CRIXUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BIX was overpowered by FISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR was devastated by CHARITY SPRINGS in a 1 minute conflict.
RHASKOS subdued BELL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
MANUTE JR. beat XIAN LIN in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
QUESTIONA was viciously subdued by CRESCENS in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MAPLE defeated DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT in a action packed 2 minute Challenge struggle.
GALINA handily defeated MAN-O-WAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
DUST bested STILETTO in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
TANK EWE luckily beat DOOR MAN in a exciting 6 minute novice's Challenge bout.
BEASTLY SMURF savagely defeated TYMORA in a 5 minute novice's Challenge match.
SHIRLEY ISLAND devastated BOUDREAUX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
BEULLA BALLBREAKER vanquished RAZE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LUPUS MAJOR was handily defeated by TIMOTH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARIOCH devastated BATWAMBA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GITCHIGOOMIE defeated HOOSIER DADDY in a 2 minute fight.
PIETROS slaughtered SMURF LIGHTNING in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BRUNO SQUALL defeated COLD SHOT in a exciting 5 minute bout.
DAGAN was vanquished by CC RIDER in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven bout.
INSPIRE overcame LENNY SPARK in a 2 minute bout.
BULOUS handily defeated RUTUBA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TITUS was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute fight.
PRISCUS viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal fight.
TRIUMPHUS murdered NUNMOR BLAK in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WAMBASU THE BOLD savagely defeated KERZA in a exciting 4 minute beginner's bout.
LAVERN TEMPLE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
OBSTAKUL subdued KORUNDOS in a 6 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       56 -  39 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        34 -  26 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  19 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    64 -  62 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  40 -  1      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  28 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   66 -  81 -  7      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  48 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  20 -  1      26  |

Turn 686 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 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  8         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOUSE 7103             14  10  0  115 THE BLUES (601)
TOTAL PARRY      WALLI WEEBLE 6935          28  21  0  109 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHOCOLATE THERAPY 6994      8   3  1   99 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
PARRY-LUNGE      HELRAZOR 7120              18  10  0   98 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   BEULLA BALLBREAKER 6708    12   6  1   97 DEATH MOB 4 (567)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLED PEACE 6984         14   8  0   96 BEN & JERRY'S (596)
AIMED BLOW       TISTHESEASON2BLETHAL 7197  15   5  0   82 DEVIATION (593)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    INSPIRE 7219               10   6  0   52 OMINOUS REIGN (584)
SLASHING ATTACK  GALINA 7463                 3   0  0   35 DEATH MOB 4 (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED HOUSE 7103.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AUNT TILLA-THE NUN 7256.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIRLED PEACE 
6984, DOOR MAN 7464, COLD SHOT 7282, BEASTLY SMURF 7479, MAPLE 7301, WAMBASU THE BOLD 
7439, HELRAZOR 7120, QUESTIONA 7372, LENNY SPARK 7160, and KORUNDOS 7477.

The least popular fighter this week was OBSTAKUL 7473.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TANK EWE 7478, WALLI WEEBLE 6935, KERZA 7484, RUTUBA 7265, SMURF 
LIGHTNING 7284, BATWAMBA 7118, LUPUS MAJOR 7146, RAZE 7227, BOUDREAUX 7349, and 
TYMORA 7406.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RED HOUSE (21-7103) THE BLUES (601)

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

MOSHI HARU (21-6704) KANO CLAN (106)
LEVEL OF MALEVOLENCE (21-7109) DEVIATION (593)
ARIOCH (21-7423) MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)