DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/08/2012    Duedate: 08/21/2012

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COLD SHOT
THE BLUES (601)
(21-7282) [14-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NANNERPUSS                     HONEY BADGER
420 B.C. (594)                 MORE COWBELL (611)
(21-7042) [17-6-3,109]         (21-7295) [2-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRIXUS                         MIME BOGGLING
BLOOD AND SAND (600)           BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
(21-7100) [18-22-0,87]         (21-7379) [6-8-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BLUES (601)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (593)             50
2. THE UNHOLY ONES (624)       28      NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
3. NOMADIC TRIBE (160)         24      Unchartered Team
4. MORE COWBELL (611)          23
5. THE RED BLADES (578)        19      THE UNHOLY ONES (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BRANDY HALL (515)         13   4  0 76.5   1/ 1 THE BLUES (601)          10  4 0
 2/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      456 342 20 57.1   2/ 2 TOOL SHED (592)           9  5 0
 3/ 4 DEVIATION (593)          145 115  9 55.8   3/ 8*THE UNHOLY ONES (624)     8  7 2
 4/ 3 TOOL SHED (592)          113  90  2 55.7   4/14 DEVIATION (593)           7  3 1
 5- 6 THE BOWLS (610)           54  46  7 54.0   5/ 7 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)       7  4 0
 6/ 7 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      729 623 30 53.9   6/ 6 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)        7  7 1
 7/10*THE UNHOLY ONES (624)      8   7  2 53.3   7/ 5 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    7  8 1
 8/ 8 THE BLUES (601)           89  78  2 53.3   8/12 THE RED BLADES (578)      7  8 0
 9/ 5 420 B.C. (594)            71  63  6 53.0   9/ 4 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     7  8 0
10/ 9 ALL JACKED UP II (616)    37  38  4 49.3  10/ 9 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      5  5 1
11/11 THE RED BLADES (578)     182 191  8 48.8  11- 3 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    5  5 1
12/13 BLOOD AND SAND (600)      88 104  3 45.8  12/10 KANO CLAN (106)           5  5 0
13/12 BEN'S BAZAAR (577)       202 239 14 45.8  13/11 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       5 10 0
14/14 KANO CLAN (106)          363 450 22 44.6  14/16 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     5 10 0
15/ 0 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    58  80  4 42.0  15/17*RANDOM CHAOS (622)        4 11 1
16-15 CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)    54  78  4 40.9  16/ 0*MORE COWBELL (611)        2  1 0
17/17 CELESTIAL WRATH (579)     24  40  4 37.5  17-13 THE BOWLS (610)           2  3 1
18/16 PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)     17  30  0 36.2  18/15 IRON RAGE II (618)        2  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18*RANDOM CHAOS (622)         9  16  1 36.0  19/19 420 B.C. (594)            2  8 0
20/19 IRON RAGE II (618)        18  35  5 34.0  20-18 BRANDY HALL (515)         1  0 0
21/ 0*MORE COWBELL (611)         5  13  0 27.8  21/ 0 MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)    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

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
Warriors.
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be
more."

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
detected.
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
added.
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
easy."
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:
     Bubbaganoosh
     Grimm
     Khisanth

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 707): RANDOM MANIAC of HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 589): POLISH CAVALRY of MISNOMERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 712): PERCIATELLI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 684): KID KOALA of COLLEGE RADIO #4 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 703): SWEET FREDDY of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): SAW HORSE of TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 696): SKYHAWK of VIKINGS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 697): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): CRIXUS of BLOOD AND SAND (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 662): SIDEWINDER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 651): BASKERVILLE PIG of HOLMES ON THE RANGE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): UDARN VOYL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 644): WHERETHEHECKISTAN of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 595): MANNY LEHMAN of PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYERS (Assurnasirbanipal)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 589): SMELL CAREFULLY of STREET PIZZA (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 707): LOW ROAD 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 589): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 712): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 684): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 703): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 696): FEARSOME FIVESOME (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 697): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): THE BLUES (Buri, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 662): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 651): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 301): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 644): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 595): PANSY DIVISION (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 252): BASH BROS CANDY (Asssurnasirbanipal, mgr>)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 589) PUNCHLINES et al (The Upright Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 706): NAEGLING of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                            WHISKEY of BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 683): VAR-KHAN of SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 708): JUST LOSIN of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 711): DEBBY of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 696): RAZE of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 300): ASQUITH of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 643): SOCKLESS CRITIC of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 541): INFERNO of DISASTERS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail SUNSET!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
CAJUN APOCALYPSE, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 11th.  And let's see, 
MY SWORD AND SAVIOR fought RAZE and gained 29 points and contributed to DEVIATION's 
4-1-1.  RAZE has lost to MY SWORD AND SAVIOR, falling 24 points, while helping make 
GRIM FANDANGO a 2-3-0 turn.  COLD SHOT challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone BLOOD AND SAND's warrior.  And all eyes were on COLD SHOT this 
turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  SUNSET has a new victor!  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!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  GRIM FANDANGO has cause to stand tall, 
as they were SUNSET's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided GRIM FANDANGO stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was BEN'S BAZAAR.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE 
BLUES' warrior THE THRILL.  More fighters challenged it than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, ILLOOSIV from PUDDLE OF BLOOD challenged up 23 
points to fight WAMBASU THE BOLD from the NOMADIC TRIBE stable.  ILLOOSIV perhaps got 
hers just desserts, seeing as she was defeated by WAMBASU THE BOLD and ended up with 
25 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Our condolences go to JACK OF ALL TRADES, posthumously, seeing as ALL 
JACKED UP II did not revenge RITA POOLE from THE RED BLADES for killing JACK OF ALL 
TRADES.  Congratulations go out to ALL JACKED UP II, with LIL' JACK HORNER revenging 
a bloodfeud against GLASS DJINN of BEN'S BAZAAR.  Is it really true that SUNSET has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, SUNSET, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SUNSET and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SUNSET again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLD SHOT 7282               14  10  0   108       THE BLUES (601)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NANNERPUSS 7042              17   6  3   109       420 B.C. (594)
-BULOUS 7354                   9   8  2   105       THE BOWLS (610)
 SPOONFUL 7346                15   6  0   104       THE BLUES (601)
-DAGAN 7201                   18  11  0   103       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150     18  15  0    99       DEVIATION (593)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARADOC 5987                 12   4  0    99       BRANDY HALL (515)
 MITER BOX 6961               23  17  0    94       TOOL SHED (592)
 LUPUS MAJOR 7146             20  17  2    92       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-MINAMI TORI 7077             18   7  0    92       KANO CLAN (106)
 BRUNO SQUALL 7017            22  23  2    91       THE RED BLADES (578)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEASTLY SMURF 7479            8   5  1    90       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 BATWAMBA 7118                19  21  0    89       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-HARDY 7131                   16  11  0    88       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281     14   7  0    88       DEVIATION (593)
 CRIXUS 7100                  18  22  0    87       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
-GITCHIGOOMIE 7251            13   9  0    87       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DOOR MAN 7464                10   4  0    87       THE BLUES (601)
 PIETROS 7137                 20  18  1    86       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 PANAMA RED 7073              12   7  0    80       420 B.C. (594)
-FISH 7279                    14   7  1    76       THE BOWLS (610)
 LENNY SPARK 7160             13  15  0    75       THE RED BLADES (578)
 SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455           8   6  1    74       THE RED BLADES (578)
 PHILLIPS HEAD 7269           10   4  0    73       TOOL SHED (592)
-DUST 7353                     9   8  1    72       THE BOWLS (610)
-METARU HEI 7058              18   7  0    68       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUNG BLOOD 5723             11   8  0    66       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 WHEELBARROW 7130             15  11  0    64       TOOL SHED (592)
 SILVER HAZE 6940             12  13  0    64       420 B.C. (594)
 NICK SEAFORT 7513             5   3  0    63       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 JACK AND COKE 7459            9   4  0    60       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 WAMBASU THE BOLD 7439         8   7  0    58       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RITA POOLE 7505               6   3  1    54       THE RED BLADES (578)
 MIME BOGGLING 7379            6   8  0    54       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 MUSUBU KIN 7143              12  17  0    53       KANO CLAN (106)
 XIAN LIN 7204                11  12  1    52       KANO CLAN (106)
 EVNMOR BLAK 7493              7   3  0    52       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-BIX 7134                      8  18  0    49       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 BEN ZUDDHIST 7542             2   3  0    46       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
 FLAP JACK 7438                7   7  0    43       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 LAVERN TEMPLE 7359            8   7  0    41       THE RED BLADES (578)
 TANK EWE 7478                 8   5  0    38       BEN'S BAZAAR (577)
-QUESTIONA 7372                8   7  1    36       THE BOWLS (610)
 HONEY BADGER 7295             2   0  0    34       MORE COWBELL (611)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL' JACK HORNER 7507         6   2  2    33       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 FREDDIE MERCURY 6753          4   9  0    33       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
-LAWN 7545                     3   0  1    33       THE BOWLS (610)
 THE THRILL 7540               4   2  0    32       THE BLUES (601)
 SLAYER OF NAZGULS 7501        3   3  1    32       DEVIATION (593)
 NIGHT DIVIDES THEDAY 7546     2   0  0    32       DEVIATION (593)
 OBSTAKUL 7473                 9   4  0    31       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 KNUCKLES 7096                 7   6  0    31       420 B.C. (594)
 DEIMOS MARSDEN 6762           4   8  0    31       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 SON OF SOL 6756               7   6  2    29       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 SOFT KITTY 7541               3   2  0    27       IRON RAGE II (618)
 COLONEL ANGUS 7255            5   3  0    26       420 B.C. (594)
 RAYLOS 7432                   4   7  1    26       IRON RAGE II (618)
 ELDROND 7433                  6   5  2    25       IRON RAGE II (618)
-BOUDREAUX 7349                5   8  0    25       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 ILLOOSIV 7189                 4   2  0    25       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD 7293       2   0  0    24       MORE COWBELL (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIVET 7577                    2   0  0    23       TOOL SHED (592)
 JACK B NIMBLE 7548            1   3  0    21       ALL JACKED UP II (616)
 LUCIANA 7560                  2   1  0    20       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 THOR 7431                     3   8  2    19       IRON RAGE II (618)
 THAK 7524                     4   1  0    18       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 ZYLAR 7561                    2   1  1    18       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
 MOLLY MALLOT 7555             2   1  0    14       TOOL SHED (592)
-ENOS 7574                     1   0  1    14       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
-OZADANWIN 7500                3   4  0    13       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 LORIO 7594                    1   0  0    13       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 BIG WRECK 7535                3   3  0    12       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ABSENTE 7564                  2   1  0    12       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
-GORBADOC 5985                 1   0  0    11       BRANDY HALL (515)
-KALKOR 7407                   1   0  0    11       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 MAME HOSHIRO 7591             1   0  0    11       KANO CLAN (106)
-FLUD 7529                     2   3  1    10       CAJUN APOCALYPSE (602)
 DELAMAR 7562                  1   2  1    10       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
-THEOKOLES 7552                1   0  1    10       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 TOLLIVER 7595                 1   0  0    10       CELESTIAL WRATH (579)
 LOKI 7408                     1   4  0     7       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 LOTHARIUS 7589                1   0  0     6       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
 DAB1 7572                     1   1  1     5       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
 HELL HATH NO FURY 7554        1   1  0     5       DEVIATION (593)
 GRIFFONHAWK 7563              1   2  0     5       THE UNHOLY ONES (624)
-BOLOGNA PONY 7403             1   2  0     5       MORE COWBELL (611)
 EIRGOS 7569                   1   1  0     4       PUDDLE OF BLOOD (500)
-TYMORA 7406                   0   3  0     3       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 FULL BLUNTAL 7576             0   2  0     2       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-HAMILCAR 7575                 0   1  0     1       BLOOD AND SAND (600)
 DAB 3 7593                    0   1  0     1       RANDOM CHAOS (622)
-BACCHUS 7409                  0   1  0     1       MINIONS OF CHAOS (617)
 DAB 4 7592                    0   1  0     1       RANDOM CHAOS (622)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK JACK 7506         1  3 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 ELDROND 7433          693  REVENGED
JACK B QUICK 7549       0  3 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 GLASS DJINN 7550      696  JUST REVENGED
JACK LEG 1 7590         0  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 WURM KIN              697  NONE
JACK OF ALL TRAD 7508   3  1 0 ALL JACKED UP II 616 RITA POOLE 7505       693  NOT REVENGED
GLASS DJINN 7550        1  1 1 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     LIL' JACK HORNER 7507 697   
HE BE GB'S 7518         1  2 0 BEN'S BAZAAR 577     LIL' JACK HORNER 7507 693  REVENGED
REDUVIUS 7132          12 14 0 CAJUN APOCALYPSE 602 BULOUS 7354           695   
DEVOLVED EVOLUTI 7519   2  1 0 DEVIATION 593        BRUNO SQUALL 7017     693  JUST REVENGED
SLIPP 7565              0  1 0 GRIM FANDANGO 454    DELAMAR 7562          695  JUST REVENGED
WARM KITTY 7538         1  2 0 IRON RAGE II 618     LAWN 7545             694   
MINDO ICHI 7547         0  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        DAB1 7572             696   
MOUMAE JIRO 7499        2  2 0 KANO CLAN 106        PHOENIX 7489          693  NONE
ALMOST 7509             0  1 0 MORE COWBELL 611     WURM KIN              697  NONE
WINDRUNNER 7588         0  1 0 PUDDLE OF BLOOD 500  ZYLAR 7561            697   
DAB2 7573               0  1 0 RANDOM CHAOS 622     THEOKOLES 7552        696   
BRIDGE OF SIGHS 7517    3  3 0 THE BLUES 601        SLAYER OF NAZGUL 7501 697   
NEEDLENOSE 7527         0  2 0 TOOL SHED 592        FLUD 7529             693  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hi, all.  The Unholy Ones has returned to the arena after a long absence.  Glad to be
back in the arena.

     We're always glad to see people come back.  How about a manager name?

Stik -- Never meant to kill Slipp.  Didn't know what came over me. -- Delamar

Evnmor Blak -- Well done and thanks for the skills! -- Delamar

All -- Raze is off into the Sunset of ADM retirement.  Grad #26 or 27 I think.
13-10-10-17-7-16-11 ST, hosed in init, blessed with great damage.  Faves were ML,
MOD/VL, learns parry.  He leaves with adv exps in attack and decise, experts in parry
and riposte.  He started off learning well, almost all att/dec, and I thought he
could be really dominant, but the fave learn kicked in he picked up 15 parries to
dilute his offense.  Overall a good solid striker whose rollup really designed
itself.  I was hoping for a little better record, but can't complain too much! --
Stik

420 B.C. -- Welcome back! -- Stik and GF

Jack B Nimble -- Oh, the shame of it... -- Obstakul

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACK LEG 1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALMOST was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT outlasted BRUNO SQUALL in a 21 minute veteran's Bloodfeud melee.
OBSTAKUL outwaited DELAMAR in a 9 minute master vs. novice Bloodfeud brawl.
GLASS DJINN was assassinated by LIL' JACK HORNER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
COLD SHOT devastated CRIXUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
SHIRLEY ISLAND was bested by DOOR MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
BEASTLY SMURF was overcome by SPOONFUL in a action packed 5 minute Challenge fight.
YOUNG BLOOD vanquished MUSUBU KIN in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FREDDIE MERCURY was vanquished by EVNMOR BLAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
NICK SEAFORT overpowered FLAP JACK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
JACK AND COKE luckily beat MIME BOGGLING in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
RITA POOLE devastated THE THRILL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DEIMOS MARSDEN subdued JACK B NIMBLE in a 3 minute master vs. novice Challenge match.
ILLOOSIV was handily defeated by WAMBASU THE BOLD in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
SLAYER OF NAZGULS slaughtered BRIDGE OF SIGHS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BIG WRECK was viciously subdued by THAK in a exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge fray.
GRIFFONHAWK was devastated by RIVET in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge brawl.
ABSENTE subdued EIRGOS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
NANNERPUSS overpowered PHILLIPS HEAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
RAZE was devastated by MY SWORD AND SAVIOR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MITER BOX vanquished SILVER HAZE in a 2 minute one-sided match.
PANAMA RED was overcome by LUPUS MAJOR in a 2 minute bloody expert's duel.
LENNY SPARK was defeated by PIETROS in a popular 2 minute gruesome veteran's match.
BATWAMBA overpowered WHEELBARROW in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.
SON OF SOL was overpowered by BEN ZUDDHIST in a 1 minute uneven match.
XIAN LIN overpowered COLONEL ANGUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LAVERN TEMPLE beat RAYLOS in a 2 minute fray.
KNUCKLES was beaten by TANK EWE in a 2 minute competition.
ELDROND was vanquished by NIGHT DIVIDES THEDAY in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
MOLLY MALLOT was vanquished by HONEY BADGER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
AHMAD SHAH MASSOUD beat THOR in a 2 minute match.
SOFT KITTY overpowered HELL HATH NO FURY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOKI was overpowered by LORIO in a 2 minute uneven bout.
LUCIANA demolished DAB1 in a 1 minute uneven contest.
ZYLAR assassinated WINDRUNNER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
FULL BLUNTAL was demolished by MAME HOSHIRO in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LOTHARIUS defeated DAB 3 in a 2 minute novice's match.
DAB 4 was handily defeated by TOLLIVER in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  27 -  3      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         LUNGING ATTACK    79 -  66 -  4      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       52 -  45 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   49 -  54 -  5      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  34 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  28 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  55 -  8      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        32 -  49 -  4      40  |

Turn 697 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  7         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   COLD SHOT 7282             14  10  0  108 THE BLUES (601)
SLASHING ATTACK  NANNERPUSS 7042            17   6  3  109 420 B.C. (594)
TOTAL PARRY      SPOONFUL 7346              15   6  0  104 THE BLUES (601)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MY SWORD AND SAVIOR 7150   18  15  0   99 DEVIATION (593)
WALL OF STEEL    PIETROS 7137               20  18  1   86 BLOOD AND SAND (600)
AIMED BLOW       PANAMA RED 7073            12   7  0   80 420 B.C. (594)
BASHING ATTACK   SHIRLEY ISLAND 7455         8   6  1   74 THE RED BLADES (578)
STRIKING ATTACK  RITA POOLE 7505             6   3  1   54 THE RED BLADES (578)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRIXUS 7100.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MIME BOGGLING 7379.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEASTLY SMURF 7479, 
LENNY SPARK 7160, BATWAMBA 7118, DOOR MAN 7464, YOUNG BLOOD 5723, JACK B NIMBLE 7548, 
NANNERPUSS 7042, PANAMA RED 7073, RAYLOS 7432, and DELAMAR 7562.

The least popular fighter this week was DIRTYWORK SCAPEGOAT 7281.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were BRUNO SQUALL 7017, OBSTAKUL 7473, LOKI 7408, DAB 4 7592, 
DAB 3 7593, WINDRUNNER 7588, DAB1 7572, HELL HATH NO FURY 7554, MOLLY MALLOT 7555, 
and ELDROND 7433.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COLD SHOT (21-7282) THE BLUES (601)

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

RAZE (21-7227) GRIM FANDANGO (454)