DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/04/2004    Duedate: 03/17/2004

ZORPUNT ARENA

DM-24    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CANE TOAD
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
(24-4425) [14-12-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CANE TOAD                      GOLDEEN
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           WATER DECK (459)
(24-4425) [14-12-0,115]        (24-4522) [4-0-2,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CANE TOAD                      PERDITION
AUSSIE KILLERS (455)           THE ASININE (272)
(24-4425) [14-12-0,115]        (24-4500) [2-3-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATER DECK (459)            47
2. KRILL CAVALRY (403)         37      AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
3. BATTLEMANIA (71)            24      Unchartered Team
4. 13 YRS & COUNTING (465)     14
5. THE MC5 (445)                6      13 YRS & COUNTING (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)    4   0  0  100   1/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      9  3 0
 2/ 0*SWEET BLISS (441)          4   1  0 80.0   2/ 1 THE ASININE (272)         8  7 1
 3/ 0*WATER DECK (459)          21  12  3 63.6   3/ 5*13 YRS & COUNTING (465)   4  0 0
 4/ 2 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)      59  49  3 54.6   4/ 3 THE MC5 (445)             4  8 2
 5/ 3 THE MC5 (445)            125 107 12 53.9   5/ 4 BATTLEMANIA (71)          4 11 0
 6/ 4 THE ASININE (272)        101  87  9 53.7   6/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)       4 11 0
 7/ 5 BATTLEMANIA (71)         376 351 25 51.7   7/ 0*WATER DECK (459)          3  1 1
 8/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (403)      378 395 12 48.9   8/ 0*SWEET BLISS (441)         1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Hallie O'Dene did not stay in Valamantis.  She hadn't been able to get an
audience with the ruler of the city-state, Garlor Shanmarrik, and the clerk to whom
she had given her warning had been...disbelieving.  Had, in fact, threatened her with
imprisonment if she "stirred up unrest."  A very proper bureaucrat, he'd been.
Hallie considered slicing off his ears and nailing them to the wall, or possibly 
nailing the man's ears to the wall without slicing them off, but such action would
serve no purpose but to express her anger, so she didn't.  There really wasn't any
point in that.  She gave her warning to Arenamistress Sitalva, who was at least
polite, and then went on her way.  Carefully circling wide around the ruins of Old
Valamantis and ghosts of the ancient city that came and went unstably above them.
The people of Valamantis, in the person of the Lord's clerk, had chosen to ignore her
warning, and there were others she had to find and warn, others who might listen.
     Arenamistress Sitalva did not exactly believe Hallie's warning about the danger
from the Bloodgames, but she didn't disbelieve, either.  She had already seen the
mirage-like ancient towers above the bloody ground.  She had seen those ghostly
towers before, after other Bloodgames, had accepted them as a normal illusion there.
     Maybe she needed to re-think "normal."
     She couldn't imagine anyone resurrecting Old Valamantis for any kind of GOOD
reason.
     The oldest levels of the city were Folstrom.
     And saturated with dark magic.

Mordant:

     Mordant was like a stirred up hive of bees, full of activity, and hostile to any
stranger who had the misfortune to get in the way.  She guessed that she wouldn't
have any more luck getting in to see Queen Talissen of Mordant than she had in
Valamantis.  Which was frustrating, since it was a serious warning she had to
deliver.  Well, she hadn't expected this to be easy....
     After a moment's thought, she headed straight for the arena, bypassing the
palace entirely.  There would be people who'd listen to her at the arena, because she
was one of them.  Kakar was arenamaster in Mordant, she'd met him once.  A grim man,
but who wouldn't be if they had to live in Mordant?  She avoided looking at the
pitted black stone that most of the city was built of, and the windowless
architecture.  The Mordanti were a grim people all around.
     The arena was seething with activity and speculation, though it wasn't fight
day.  Rumors were flying; before she managed to locate the arenamaster, Hallie heard
seven different versions of "an attack on the Queen!" which had been foiled by a
gladiator, or maybe more than one gladiator, or maybe it had been made by a
gladiator, or only reported by a gladiator, or....  The attack on the Queen, if it
had happened at all, was the main topic, but there was a froth of other rumors in the
background: monsters in various likely or unlikely places, out in the swamp, down in
Valamantis, in the Syrinwald lake, or up in the mountains.  A war that might or might
not be happening between two different kingdoms in the south, and even the supposed
participants kept changing--Trocar, Rocanis, Xochithlan, the wild Rirorni.  Banditry
around Tricorus; she shrugged that one off.  There was always banditry around
Tricorus.
     Arenamaster Kakar was closeted with a sober looking man, tall for a Kannar, and
richly dressed.  Kakar didn't actually refuse to listen to Hallie, but he made it
clear that he didn't have much time to spare.
     Hallie shrugged.  The way things had been going since she'd set out to spread
the warning, his attitude was no surprise.  She wondered in passing whether Khaldren
could have managed some kind of spell that made people unwilling to listen.  Not that
it mattered at the moment.  "I bring word of a powerful wizard who has come out of
the past to spread disaster in our time," she began.  "He is a wizard from drowned
Krael, and he claims the intention to resurrect Celestinvael and other lost cities
and build a new empire in Alastari."
     The tall man leaned forward, suddenly frowning.  "Celestinvael is five hundred
years dead," he stated.  "How can this be 'resurrected'?"  Celestinvael was also,
Hallie knew, the closest of the dangerous ruins to Mordant, unless you counted Old
Valamantis--which Khaldren hadn't mentioned.
     "I'm no wizard," she answered.  "I don't know.  But he stated his intention to
use 'blood magic' to do it, which he believes will work even with the Arcanum in
flux."  She shrugged.  "I don't know about magic, but he seemed confidant, and I saw
him work spells of great power."
     "No doubt we've mages around who can confirm or deny this possibility," the tall
man said.  "I will carry the warning to Queen Talissen and set our magicians to
work."  Seeing her surprise, he added, "I am Allech Rabo, Her Majesty's Herald.  I
have the authority to take these steps."
     "Good!  You might pass word to Valamantis, too--I couldn't get to see anyone but
a damned clerk.  If it's blood magic at work, well, there was a lot of blood spilled
in Old Valamantis just over a month ago--"
     "Mordan!"  The Herald leaped to his feet.  "The Bloodgames!  If blood magic
still works, then the danger is extreme!  I must go to the Queen at once!"
     "And I will speak to the gladiators of this city about the dangers ahead," Kakar
said when the Herald had gone.  "Doubtless they will be called upon to take arms
against enemies of Mordant."

Iaye:

     The first ground tremors made people uneasy, but no more than that.  There had
been small earthquakes for months now, mostly centered on Seam and its underground
disturbances.  They posed no threat to the island, except in the case of those boats
who were just coming into the docks when tremor-waves hit.  And even that...the
sailors of Iaye were skilled, and they had learned to deal with it.
     But the mild tremors didn't stop, they were replaced by serious jolts, and the
ground underfoot shivered like jelly in a bowl.  All the sailors who could took their
ships out of the harbor and around the island toward the center of the Trier.  No one
wanted to get caught by a bigger wave than usual and shoved onto a rocky shore.
     Once the ships were safely away from the land, alarm turned to eager
speculation.  Did this herald new geysers for Seam?  Would a volcano erupt and
destroy the town entirely?  Bets were placed.  After all, Seam wasn't THEIR town....
Or maybe this quake would strike a little closer to home, like the one that had
cracked open the Ogre's Tomb in Point.  That thought sobered people.  There had
been...things in the Tomb, and it had taken all the warriors who could reach Point to
deal with them.  What else might be down there, to be released by a fresh earthquake?
They didn't really want to know.
     Most of the ships were strung out parallel to the coast north of Point and Iaye.
Far enough apart not to damage each other if something went wrong, close enough to
pass messages along.  The message that came up from the southern end of the line near
sunset was unexpected, and more than a little alarming.  Everyone knew there were
ruins under the lake between Point and the island of Iaye.  But nobody had expected
them to rise.
     And none of the half-remembered stories of Krael made people happy about the
great city's reappearance.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZORPUNT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE ASININE is pushed out of top team by AUSSIE KILLERS, who came from 
2nd with a 1-3-0 this turn.  And let's see, GOLDEEN fought JESSIE JUNE and gained 18 
points and contributed to WATER DECK's 3-1-1.  STONEFISH has lost to ORESTES, falling 
14 points, while helping make AUSSIE KILLERS a 1-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for 
another turn, CANE TOAD kept THE ASININE's warrior, DEHUMANIZER, from claiming the 
throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Dripping Blade 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.  I also notice that the THE MC5 stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZORPUNT, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided THE MC5 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 13 YRS & COUNTING.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that IGGY POP from THE MC5 was 
ZORPUNT's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     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.  WATER DECK has some questions to 
answer.  Like 'why did you kill your fighter, POLIWHIRL, who had a record of 3-0-0?' 
JESSIE JUNE has departed ZORPUNT, leaving KRILL CAVALRY without their 8-12-0 warrior. 
Question, just what was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  Congratulations 
go out to THE ASININE, with RICH CRANIUM revenging a bloodfeud against IGGY POP of 
THE MC5.  Is it really true that ZORPUNT has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ZORPUNT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ZORPUNT, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANE TOAD 4425               14  12  0   115       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID ROCK 4340                28  20  0   104       THE MC5 (445)
 RICH CRANIUM 4464            12   1  0    97       THE ASININE (272)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEHUMANIZER 4461              8   6  2    77       THE ASININE (272)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IGGY POP 4469                 4  10  1    66       THE MC5 (445)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GEORGE CLINTON 4470           6   7  1    56       THE MC5 (445)
 ORESTES 4471                 10   7  0    52       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 GOLDEEN 4522                  4   0  2    46       WATER DECK (459)
 PINK TACO 4287                4   1  0    45       SWEET BLISS (441)
 GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511        4   3  0    38       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
-CROCONAW 4475                 5   1  1    37       WATER DECK (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GYRADOS 4476                  6   2  0    32       WATER DECK (459)
 TOMBO LARK 4488               7   9  0    30       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 STONEFISH 4489                4   1  0    30       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
 WARTORTLE 4521                3   1  0    28       WATER DECK (459)
 CAPTAIN INSANO 4564           2   0  0    28       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 LITTLE GIRL CRUSH 4556        2   0  0    25       13 YRS & COUNTING (465)
 TELLER FLETE 4510             2   9  0    24       KRILL CAVALRY (403)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERDITION 4500                2   3  0    22       THE ASININE (272)
 SORROW HARVESTER 4530         2   2  0    14       THE ASININE (272)
 HENRY FORD 4528               3   2  1    12       THE MC5 (445)
 JOE POOLE 4534                1   1  0    11       KRILL CAVALRY (403)
 TOKIDOKI 4533                 1   1  0     8       BATTLEMANIA (71)
 TOMMY HEARNS 4532             1   2  1     6       THE MC5 (445)
 TIGER SHARK 4575              0   1  0     1       AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
I DIE 4569             0  1 0 THE ASININE 272       BANDIT PRINCE 417     474 NONE    
DAMNATION 4492         4  1 1 THE ASININE 272       IGGY POP 4469         473 JUST REV
PEDRO DE SADE 4499     4  6 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        DARK CHAMPION 416     474 NONE    
BABY BUBBA 4531        2  2 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        HIGH ELF 411          474 NONE    
DA24 4568              0  1 0 BATTLEMANIA 71        SPYMASTER 414         474 NONE    
JESSIE JUNE 4466       8 13 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     GOLDEEN 4522          474         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JEB POOLE 4525         1  4 0 KRILL CAVALRY 403     TOMMY HEARNS 4532     472         
POLIWHIRL 4523         3  1 0 WATER DECK 459        ARENAMASTER KAI 415   474 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Iggy Pop -- Good show!  Killing those Asinine guys is fun, isn't it?  (Assuming you
weather the bloodfeuds OK; I'm knocking wood for you).  I hope you're gloating
loudly.  Sooner or later we'll get a rise out of them! -- Darkfist

Stonefish -- Hm.  I distinctly remember you being a striker last time we met.  Well,
whatever, the new gig is working for you but be sure to avoid me from now on.  I made
the mistake of using the parry tactic too much in our latest fight and it just seemed
to limit my options.  Won't happen again.  Nice damage-taking though!  You must have
skin like leather under that armor. -- Orestes

Captain Insano -- You and your team (missing a few aren't you?) are welcome to
Zorpunt.  You owe me thanks, by the way.  DA 24 was an 21 DF AB with your name on it.
Lucky for you I'm getting tired of the style after struggling so long with Penok. --
Darkfist/Battlemania

Tazzy Tiger -- Just when I was accusing you of being too quiet....  Good luck on the
isle. -- Darkfist

Cane Toad -- You only said it was a good fight because you won and learned four
skills and two ratings.  Well, after today, you won't have ME to learn from any more!
-- Lady Protector Trisha Wingfoot
P.S.  SHORTSWORD?

Sorrow Harvester -- Just giving you a chance to harvest yourself some sorrow.  Don't
know why you want it, but be my guest! -- Tombo Lark

Perdition -- Hmm, good place for you.  Why don't you go there, eh? -- Teller Flete

Great White Shark -- Is it you people talk about when they mention dangers in the
bathtub? -- Jessie June

Henry Ford -- Oh.  It's like the cars, huh?  I can have any fight outcome I want, as
long as I lose.  Cheese, how to make that decision? -- Joe Poole

Darkfist -- Nothing like 20/20 hindsight, is there? -- Leeta

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the
Scribe

3 March 2004
                   MONGO'S MARDI GRAS MADNESS DUELMASTERS AUCTION

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
          http://members.aol.com/jvmerlino/mardigras.html
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,

Mongo

5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
Hammer".
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
competition.
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
Entertaining.
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

18 March 2004
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Update

     We are pleased to announce that the kLk sponsored St. Valentine's Day Massacre
kill contest in DM 36 is off to a great start.  We are also pleased to announce that
in addition to the 10 team rollups we are also able to offer the renaming of a dark
arena warrior as a prize to the manager with the most kills.  The contest is only 2
turns old and is still wide open.  There are currently 5 managers tied with one kill
each.  Anything can still happen so hurry up and get into the arena.
     On a personal note, no other alliances have entered the arena in force to
challenge the kLk dominance.  We were expecting The Firm to put up a fight for their
supposed home arena.  But, they were a no show.  Guess they proved what they are
really made of.  *evil grin*
     Perhaps another alliance would like to step in to give us a challenge.  We are
throwing down the gauntlet.  Perhaps the Chaos Inc. boys I keep hearing about would
like to step in and challenge the kLk for arena dominance.  If you don't show up,
Chaos, don't feel bad.  FAR better managers than you have been invited into Jhans but
have chosen to pass on the offer.
     So if you consider yourself worthy to compete, like fierce competition, and
enjoy arenas where the personals are as fierce as the fighting, come visit JHANS DM
36.  We're already planning our next contest, "Capture the Flag," and have a
storyline being actively worked on in the arena.  Whatever you like about DM you can
find it in JHANS.

Bookie
mgr. of Suicidal Dreams
and Director Jhans Board of Tourism
kLk Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POLIWHIRL was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAI in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEDRO DE SADE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
BABY BUBBA was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA24 was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
I DIE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RICH CRANIUM bested IGGY POP in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
KID ROCK was savagely defeated by TRISHA WINGFOOT in a 4 minute Challenge match.
SORROW HARVESTER was defeated by LITTLE GIRL CRUSH in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
HENRY FORD was devastated by TELLER FLETE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
CAPTAIN INSANO unbelievably bested PERDITION in a 8 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
CANE TOAD vanquished DEHUMANIZER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
GREAT WHITE SHARK was beaten by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute melee.
PINK TACO beat TOMBO LARK in a 1 minute brutal fight.
JESSIE JUNE was murdered by GOLDEEN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ORESTES devastated STONEFISH in a 3 minute one-sided battle.
WARTORTLE devastated TOKIDOKI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GYRADOS handily defeated TOMMY HEARNS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JOE POOLE overpowered TIGER SHARK in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  26 -  4      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  20 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  14 -  0      26  |

Turn 474 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CANE TOAD 4425             14  12  0  115 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
TOTAL PARRY      KID ROCK 4340              28  20  0  104 THE MC5 (445)
LUNGING ATTACK   RICH CRANIUM 4464          12   1  0   97 THE ASININE (272)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ORESTES 4471               10   7  0   52 BATTLEMANIA (71)
BASHING ATTACK   GREAT WHITE SHARK 4511      4   3  0   38 AUSSIE KILLERS (455)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CANE TOAD 4425.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PERDITION 4500.  The ten other most popular fighters were ORESTES 4471, KID ROCK 
4340, TELLER FLETE 4510, CANE TOAD 4425, PINK TACO 4287, PEDRO DE SADE 4499, LITTLE 
GIRL CRUSH 4556, WARTORTLE 4521, GYRADOS 4476, and JOE POOLE 4534.

The least popular fighter this week was CAPTAIN INSANO 4564.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TOMMY HEARNS 4532, TOKIDOKI 4533, STONEFISH 4489, JESSIE JUNE 
4466, TOMBO LARK 4488, IGGY POP 4469, I DIE 4569, DA24 4568, BABY BUBBA 4531, and 
TIGER SHARK 4575.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

CANE TOAD (24-4425) AUSSIE KILLERS (455)

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

TRISHA WINGFOOT (24-4330) KRILL CAVALRY (403)