DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2004    Duedate: 08/10/2004

SOLVEN ARENA

DM-22    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ILSA SHE-WOLF
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-6107) [16-5-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ILSA SHE-WOLF                  JER BER
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)          K FORCE (706)
(22-6107) [16-5-1,121]         (22-6235) [4-3-2,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLAT TAX                       ILSA SHE-WOLF
THE REPUBLICANS (103)          KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
(22-5998) [18-21-0,79]         (22-6107) [16-5-1,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)       51
2. CHINESE CONNECTION (700)    30      KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
3. THE POISON CLAN (692)       29      Unchartered Team
4. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)       24
5. CONSPIRACY INC. (100)       16      WHITE WOLF (707)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE 7TH DAY (702)          4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    11  3 0
 2/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)    136  65  4 67.7   2/ 3 JUST CHILLIN (699)        9  5 1
 3- 3*PSY CORPS (712)            3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2*K FORCE (706)             9  6 2
 4/ 5 JUST CHILLIN (699)        44  30  4 59.5   4/ 7 THE POISON CLAN (692)     7  8 0
 5/ 4 THE POISON CLAN (692)     49  36  1 57.6   5/ 6 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     7  8 0
 6/ 0 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)    147 118 10 55.5   6/ 9*WHITE WOLF (707)          5  3 1
 7- 8 PROTECTORS (695)          27  22  2 55.1   7/ 8 THE REPUBLICANS (103)     5 10 0
 8/ 6*WHITE WOLF (707)          12  11  1 52.2   8/12 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  5 10 0
 9- 9 BIBLE BELTERS (364)       41  38  1 51.9   9/ 0 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)     3  2 0
10/ 7*K FORCE (706)             18  17  3 51.4  10-13*PSY CORPS (712)           3  2 0
11/10 THE REPUBLICANS (103)    347 329 23 51.3  11/ 5 THE DEMOCRATS (202)       3  8 1
12/11 THE DEMOCRATS (202)      143 140 10 50.5  12/11 THE ZOO (205)             3 12 0
13/14 THE ZOO (205)            352 480  5 42.3  13-14 PROTECTORS (695)          2  0 0
14/15 CHINESE CONNECTION (700)  26  42  1 38.2  14- 4 BIBLE BELTERS (364)       2  3 0
15/16 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)     30  50  2 37.5  15-15*OXYMORONS (698)           1  0 0
16-17*OXYMORONS (698)            2  12  0 14.3  16-10*THE 7TH DAY (702)         1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Andorian Edition

Aruak City:

     If Segallion and Nila were under the control of the spell or spellcaster who had
seized her mirror, then they had to be stopped.  Without needless injury--they had
not chosen to do Khaldren's will, after all.  But her own mind, though free from
outside control, was weary and slow.  She was fumbling as badly with her spells as
Segallion was with his sword.  There wasn't going to be TIME for her stop him gently.
A word of Command formed on her lips.
     The warrior staggered into her so that they both fell in a tangle of flailing
limbs.  And his sword struck the blood-faced mirror, splitting the frame and
shattering the glass.
     The glass exploded away from the mirror stand, bloody shards flying outward on a
wave of sound so shrill as to be barely audible.  If Adie, Segallion, and Nila had
not all been on the floor, they might have been badly injured, even killed.  Was it
chance that they were all below the deadly glass?  Adie thought not.  They were each
worshippers of the sun in their different ways, and she suspected the hand of the god
in their survival.
     Rolling away from Segallion, Adie sat up, brushing at her hair and her robe
absently.  When the mirror broke, she had felt a shadow lifting; that was the first
she had known that there was a level to the enemy spell below the obvious.  She
shivered.  She hadn't even suspected that deeper spell, and it could have done...
anything, it had taken her so completely by surprise.  But she would not be surprised
a second time.

On the road from Ardivent:

     "Health, humility, and honor will not solve all problems," Master Cho said
flatly.  He had rejected the idea of hiring a horse and was making surprisingly good
time for an elderly-looking man on foot.  "You know that as well as I do, Fandil!
Sometimes you need cunning, as well, and a willingness to take losses."
     "I know that."  Fandil the Wise sounded testy, and in truth he was very
irritated.  On the most immediate level, by Cho's present attitude and by the ease
with which the Adantri kept up with Fandil's horse.  "But young Adeolar is not a loss
I'm prepared to accept."
     "Of course not, or why would we be rushing toward Aruak City instead of sitting
at home with beer?"  Cho squinted at the forest on their right.  There was a bad
feeling to it today.  Most of the land that lay between the environs of Ardivent and
the beginning of the Aruaki lands was forested.  Despite the hunger for agricultural
land in Andoria, no one had made an attempt to clear this forest and put the land
under the plow.  Nobody offered reasons, it was just "not done."  It didn't take a
master of the subtle arts to figure it out, though.
     The forest was haunted.
     Through a sweep of land twenty miles wide stretching from near Lyratilan to near
Mordant, the forest concealed a scattering of ruins.  Not the Van ruins of northern
Andoria, or not entirely--who could know for sure at this late date?  The ancient
city of Celestinvael was the best known in modern times, but there were other things
hidden by those dark and tangled trees.  Maybe worse things.  Things that might be
wakened by the same spell that was stirring Celestinvael.
     It was not a situation to make an old man sleep soundly at night.
     "I just hope we're in TIME to help Adeolar," Cho muttered.
     "She's strong and skilled," Fandil protested.  "Our fears may be completely
unfounded!"
     "So you'll back Adeolar's young strength and skill against Khaldren's ages of
experience and cunning?  I hope you're right, because at our best pace," he glanced
scornfully at Fandil's horse, "and with no problems, it'll take us two more days to
get to Aruak City."

Skaithvarn:

     Shania Silverstar did her best to be patient, but it seemed to be taking Ashon
Chang so LONG to negotiate with the ship captain!  She glanced around at her
companions, wondering if she could have organized her resources better for this
frantic rush back to Alastari.  No, probably not.
     Vurand and Jammies were keeping both eyes on Herlas; the Fratsfan mage hadn't
given them any trouble...yet, but he might.  He would, when he thought he had a
chance to win.  Werre was organizing their luggage and supplies (desperately slim
now) as fast as they were off-loaded from the mules.  Zakar...she didn't know what
Zakar was doing, and she wasn't sure she wanted to.  He was on their side, more or
less, but...today had seemed to be a "less" day.  And Rughal was at her side,
supporting her as weariness ate at her bones.
     Ashon Chang was gesturing them forward to the ship.  Before Shania could gather
her strength to walk, Rughal lifted her and carried her down the dock.  "It is
agreed," Ashon Chang said.  "This man, Kaldinar, will sail us across the Trier to
Zorpunt."

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

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): MONKEY WRENCH of PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): DARK CHOCOLATE of RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): SEXTANT of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 493): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 486): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 482): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 478): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 444): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 437): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 193): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 342): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 331): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
                   (turn 492): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, fellow warriors of the greatest arena in all Alastari!  It is I, Ilsa
She-Wolf, your proud and deserving new Duelmaster.  First off, thank you's to Judge
and Flat Tax for not avoiding.  Looks like your near Advanced Master in attack does
no good when you have no defense.
     Challenges here and challenges there.  This week's lucky warrior is Terminator.
Here's your chance to back up that flappin' mouth from a turn ago.  In case you are
avoiding (which I wouldn't doubt), Flat Tax gets the rematch.  Guess that means that
if No Hurry decides to get in a hurry he can have a title shot.  Either way, I don't
think any of those three can beat me, so I'll be looking forward to writing this
column again next turn.
     Well, Kellumbo tells me to keep this short as we just finished getting back from
the tourney.  Until next week, remember, it's Kellumbo's Kids #676.  Just put it in
your wish to avoid and save yourself some headaches.

    -- Ilsa She-Woooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllfffffffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in SOLVEN this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  CHINESE CONNECTION stable has parlayed this turn's 
3-2-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 8th place.  Good 
work, guys!  The JUST CHILLIN guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched 
in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  GANGREL has lost 
to LUBIA' MEI', falling 17 points, while helping make WHITE WOLF a 1-3-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ILSA SHE-WOLF remains SOLVEN's 
top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the THE POISON 
CLAN stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SOLVEN, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided THE POISON CLAN stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was SAVAGE HEARTS 2.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
JUST CHILLIN's warrior MAYBE LATER.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  SNAKE CHARMER, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 29 points to fight JER BER from K FORCE?  I thought challenges were for 
warriors, not cowards looking for easy wins.  SNAKE CHARMER won victory over JER BER, 
is nothing sacred?  I don't know about you, but JESSICA challenging down 20 points to 
THE ZOO's ARISHTARTE, is not really worthy of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  It pains me to see 
warriors take advantage of the system like this.  JESSICA won victory over 
ARISHTARTE, as if it surprises anyone.  In a brave attempt, ACHILLES from SAVAGE 
HEARTS 2 challenged up 20 points to fight LING' LON from the CHINESE CONNECTION 
stable.  ACHILLES perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he defeated LING' LON and 
ended up with 26 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Kudos go out to WHAT UP this turn, 
for revenging JUST CHILLIN's bloodfeud against K FORCE's warrior ARLS.  Well done.  
Is it really true that SOLVEN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SOLVEN and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SOLVEN again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107           16   5  1   121       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERMINATOR 6158              10   6  1   111       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 GEORGE BUSH 1708             19  10  1    92       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO HURRY 6174                10   5  0    89       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 THE TOAD 6121                14   3  0    80       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 FLAT TAX 5998                18  21  0    79       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
-NANCY PELOSI 6076            15   9  2    75       THE DEMOCRATS (202)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE CHARMER 6169           14   3  0    66       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 EASY BREEZE 6173              9   6  2    66       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 SAVAGE DRAGON 6155            7   9  1    66       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 SAMURIA SAM 6200              7   6  0    66       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 DARRELL ISSA 6108            11   7  2    63       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-DYSON 6137                    7   3  0    62       PROTECTORS (695)
-ROE V WADE 6226               6   3  0    62       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-GIDEON 3308                  10   8  0    61       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 WHAT UP 6172                 12   3  1    59       JUST CHILLIN (699)
-JOSIAH 6201                   7   3  0    57       BIBLE BELTERS (364)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTHONY SCALIA 6103          13   6  0    55       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
 MAYBE LATER 6176              9   6  1    52       JUST CHILLIN (699)
 LIA' KIAN 6185                7   7  0    51       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 THE SCORPION 6117            10   7  0    49       THE POISON CLAN (692)
 KALAMAZOO 6116               10   9  0    46       THE ZOO (205)
-LYEKKA 6140                   5   4  0    46       PROTECTORS (695)
 JER BER 6235                  4   3  2    43       K FORCE (706)
-RUFUS 6180                    9   4  0    38       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
 JESSICA 6287                  4   0  0    38       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 CHUNG' FOW 6184               7   7  0    37       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 BRUJAH 6237                   3   2  0    37       WHITE WOLF (707)
 THE LOTUS 6208                6   6  0    36       THE POISON CLAN (692)
-HANNAH 6144                   7   8  0    34       BIBLE BELTERS (364)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-D.O.A. DOMINANCE 6162         2   5  0    33       OXYMORONS (698)
 THE PHOENIX 6227              5   5  0    32       THE POISON CLAN (692)
-CADE 6138                     3   4  1    32       PROTECTORS (695)
 ASSAMITE 6239                 3   2  0    32       WHITE WOLF (707)
 ANN COULTER 6168              6   8  0    30       CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
-CAROL M. BRAUN 6146           6  11  0    29       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
-BONG HITS 4 JESUS 6197        2   0  0    29       THE 7TH DAY (702)
 SHADE 6232                    5   2  0    27       K FORCE (706)
 CHARLES RANGEL 6229           4   5  1    27       THE DEMOCRATS (202)
 ARLS 6233                     3   4  1    27       K FORCE (706)
 ZOOIE 6152                    4  14  0    26       THE ZOO (205)
 BOSCOE 6231                   3   4  0    26       K FORCE (706)
 LUBIA' MEI' 6258              2   4  0    26       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 ACHILLES 6296                 1   2  0    26       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIL STAYNE 6234               3   4  0    25       K FORCE (706)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDRIDGE PHANT 6280           1   4  0    23       THE ZOO (205)
 IRON MONKEY 6186              4   9  1    22       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 CLINT EASTWOOD 6286           3   1  0    22       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 ATILLA 6228                   3   6  0    19       SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
 TAX DEDUCTION 6269            2   3  0    19       THE REPUBLICANS (103)
 LING' LON 6187                2  12  0    18       CHINESE CONNECTION (700)
 GANGREL 6238                  2   2  0    16       WHITE WOLF (707)
-TOXYGEN 6291                  1   0  0    16       PSY CORPS (712)
 SCHWARZENEGGER 6265           3   2  0    15       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
 ARISHTARTE 6257               3   4  1    14       THE ZOO (205)
 NAME DROPPER 6306             1   0  0    14       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
-BONG 1 KIRK 0 6198            1   0  0    13       THE 7TH DAY (702)
-GOLIATH 6270                  2   1  0    11       BIBLE BELTERS (364)
-THE DELTA 6292                1   0  0    11       PSY CORPS (712)
 VENTRUE 6273                  1   2  0     9       WHITE WOLF (707)
-HAPPY FUN DAY 6199            1   0  0     8       THE 7TH DAY (702)
-DARK SOHO 6290                1   0  0     6       PSY CORPS (712)
 KIWIRA 6305                   1   1  0     4       THE ZOO (205)
-RATTLESNAKE ANNIE 6136        0   3  0     3       PROTECTORS (695)
-TROLL 6293                    0   1  0     1       PSY CORPS (712)
-HALLUCINOGEN 6294             0   1  0     1       PSY CORPS (712)
 THE BASILISK 6307             0   1  0     1       THE POISON CLAN (692)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOSE LUIS ZAPATE 6297  0  1 0 CONSPIRACY INC. 100   STONE GOLEM 409       487 NONE    
AL FRANKEN 6253        2  4 0 THE DEMOCRATS 202     LASOMBRA 6240         485 NONE    
NEXT TIME 6274         1  3 0 JUST CHILLIN 699      ARLS 6233             486 JUST REV
FLUSH THE JOHNS 6314   0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   KORGE, SHEWISH GI 404 487 NONE    
WMD 6313               0  1 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   SPYMASTER 405         487 NONE    
2ND AMENDMENT 6211     3  7 0 THE REPUBLICANS 103   EASY BREEZE 6173      486         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arls -- Bad move, now you have to pay. -- Mr. Freeze

Al Gore -- Um, about that bloodfeud...Lasombra up and got himself killed at the
face...so um...no bloodfeud....  I was actually looking forward to it.  Honestly,
when I filled them out a month ago and then missed the turn, I don't remember it
being that much of a downchallenge, I just picked them up and mailed them in; I
didn't relook at the challenge part.  I'm just going to have to hold off a bit on
bitchin' about the downchallenging around here. -- Assamite

Al Gore -- Wow, what a relief.  You're going to turn your one good eye on someone
else.  Whew, thanks. -- Master Tazo, Master of the overstated Sarcasm style
P.S.  I don't know what the Spy Report was talking about; I wasn't avoiding you.  I
just asked the commission if I could be spared the tedium of your company, and inept
flailing of your fighters.

Flat Tax -- You think you'd learn to fill in the wish to avoid section....  Thanks
for the title shot though.  -- Ilsa She Wooooooooolllllllllfffffffffffffff!!!!!!!!!!!

Savage Dragon -- If that's your idea of savage, I really am starting to understand
why your team loses so much. -- Snake Charmer, a.k.a. Dragon Charmer

Atilla -- Haven't you learned anything? -- Jessica

Judge -- My large shields and downchallenges are already in Aruak City.  So, besides

you, oh...and Sentinel who fights here once every blue moon, and someone named
Lorona, no one lese cares about how I fight.  Maybe we can ask the commission if we
can officially change this to a Delarquan arena. -- Detective Kellumbo

All -- Please welcome Kellumbo's Kids' newest warrior, Name Dropper!  That's right,
he was trained by Doc Steele and learned all about scumming by Manager, so look out!
-- DK

K Force -- You must be the smart one of the group because that "Duhtective" personal
was funnnnnyyyyy! -- Duhtective Kellumbo

Maybe next time, next time. -- Arls

D.O.A. Dominance -- You aren't supposed to do that.  Being an oxymoron, you're
supposed to LOSE the fight, not dominate it.  Pay attention to these details.
They're important. -- Zooie

The Scorpion -- You loomed over me.  I hate that.  It makes me horribly tense, and
when I'm tense, I do really nasty things, practically by accident.  So next time,
either get down on your knees so as not to loom, or just lie down at the beginning of
the fight.  It'll be simpler all around. -- Kalamazoo

Bong Hits 4 Jesus -- How come the drug testing didn't catch you?  You were so, um,
elevated?  Or whatever, that even being near you was enough to make me dizzy.  And,
gee, what a surprise, when I'm dizzy, I can't fight worth a plugged nickel, much less
an un-plugged nickel. -- Arishtarte

Tax Deduction -- Does the fact that you're a dwarf mean that any such deduction that
comes down the pike (much less those that come down the halberd) will be a small one?
Can I enter a protest?  I want the next tax deduction to be a whopping big Shew. --
Kiwira

Clint Eastwood -- (grumbling)  Well, I hope it made your day! -- Eldridge Phant

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLUSH THE JOHNS was butchered by KORGE, SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WMD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
JOSE LUIS ZAPATERO was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
FLAT TAX was overpowered by EASY BREEZE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
WHAT UP devastated ARLS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
TERMINATOR demolished NO HURRY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SNAKE CHARMER outwaited JER BER in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge fight.
SAVAGE DRAGON overpowered KALAMAZOO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JESSICA overpowered ARISHTARTE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BOSCOE was vanquished by MAYBE LATER in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
ATILLA was vanquished by THE LOTUS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
VENTRUE was overpowered by TAX DEDUCTION in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
ACHILLES overpowered LING' LON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ILSA SHE-WOLF savagely defeated THE TOAD in a 4 minute master's Title competition.
GEORGE BUSH luckily beat SAMURIA SAM in a 2 minute brawl.
DARRELL ISSA savagely defeated BRUJAH in a 4 minute bloody conflict.
THE SCORPION overpowered CHARLES RANGEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANTHONY SCALIA devastated THE PHOENIX in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIA' KIAN overpowered GIL STAYNE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GANGREL was bested by LUBIA' MEI' in a 2 minute fight.
CHUNG' FOW overpowered ZOOIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANN COULTER was savagely defeated by ASSAMITE in a 2 minute gory match.
SHADE overcame IRON MONKEY in a 3 minute competition.
SCHWARZENEGGER was devastated by ELDRIDGE PHANT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLINT EASTWOOD viciously subdued THE BASILISK in a 5 minute novice's match.
KIWIRA was viciously subdued by NAME DROPPER in a exciting 3 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       53 -  35 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         STRIKING ATTACK   74 -  52 -  5      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  24 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  55 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  32 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  17 -  0      32  |

Turn 487 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        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107         16   5  1  121 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
PARRY-LUNGE      GEORGE BUSH 1708           19  10  1   92 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
TOTAL PARRY      THE TOAD 6121              14   3  0   80 THE POISON CLAN (692)
BASHING ATTACK   EASY BREEZE 6173            9   6  2   66 JUST CHILLIN (699)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMURIA SAM 6200            7   6  0   66 SAVAGE HEARTS 2 (697)
WALL OF STEEL    DARRELL ISSA 6108          11   7  2   63 CONSPIRACY INC. (100)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KALAMAZOO 6116             10   9  0   46 THE ZOO (205)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FLAT TAX 5998.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ILSA SHE-WOLF 6107.  The ten other most popular fighters were NAME DROPPER 6306, 
CLINT EASTWOOD 6286, JER BER 6235, ACHILLES 6296, GANGREL 6238, ASSAMITE 6239, 
DARRELL ISSA 6108, IRON MONKEY 6186, JOSE LUIS ZAPATERO 6297, and EASY BREEZE 6173.

The least popular fighter this week was THE BASILISK 6307.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCHWARZENEGGER 6265, ANN COULTER 6168, ZOOIE 6152, GIL STAYNE 
6234, THE PHOENIX 6227, CHARLES RANGEL 6229, BRUJAH 6237, LING' LON 6187, ATILLA 
6228, and ARISHTARTE 6257.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ILSA SHE-WOLF (22-6107) KELLUMBO'S KIDS (676)
GEORGE BUSH (22-1708) CONSPIRACY INC. (100)