DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2003    Duedate: 06/14/2003

CALEAM ARENA

DM-26    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEADMAN
HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-1761) [23-12-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEADMAN                        WOOLLY LOCO
HEADBANGERS (87)               POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
(26-1761) [23-12-1,107]        (26-3902) [3-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEADMAN                        TROUBLE
HEADBANGERS (87)               WARCKERS (362)
(26-1761) [23-12-1,107]        (26-4290) [3-2-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEADBANGERS (87)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEADBANGERS (87)            39
2. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       35      CRACKED TANKARD (426)
3. THE TAKEN (390)             16      Unchartered Team
4. MENAGERIE (228)             14
5. POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)    8POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     13   5  1 72.2   1/ 3 HEADBANGERS (87)         11  4 0
 2/ 4 THE DREADLANDS (425)      28  16  1 63.6   2/ 1 MENAGERIE (228)           7  5 0
 3/ 5 MENAGERIE (228)          111  70  7 61.3   3/ 2 WARCKERS (362)            6  6 0
 4/ 3*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)   3   2  0 60.0   4/ 4 THE TAKEN (390)           6  6 0
 5/ 6 WARCKERS (362)           468 333 25 58.4   5/ 5 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     5  9 0
 6/ 7 HEADBANGERS (87)         318 238 17 57.2   6/ 9*POISONOUS PUGILIST (414)  3  2 0
 7- 8 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     60  46  1 56.6   7/ 8 THE DREADLANDS (425)      3  2 0
 8/ 9 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    113  89 17 55.9   8/10 ERRATUM (440)             2  1 0
 9/12 ERRATUM (440)             16  18  1 47.1   9/ 7 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       2 10 0
10/11 THE TAKEN (390)          249 291 20 46.1  10/13 CRACKED TANKARD (426)     1  1 0
11/13 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      324 461 13 41.3  11-11 HERE TO PHOENIX (415)     1  2 0
12/ 0*HONESTY (442)              0   3  0  0.0  12/ 0*HONESTY (442)             0  3 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[ The Aruaki Clanhold #116 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Herlas sat at one side of the boat next to the rail, wrapped in his cloak and
staring out to sea; he ignored everybody.  Shania sat in the bow, wrapped in her
cloak, staring out to sea, and ignoring everybody.  The rest of the group, Ashon
Chang, Werre, Rughal, Vurand, and Jammies, went about the business of getting the
boat ready to sail.  When the tide turned and started outward just before sunset, the
boat went with it.
     Werre, Rughal, and Jammies handled the actual sailing, two on and the third
resting in rotation.  Werre had sailed before, Rughal had some knowledge of boats,
and Jammies was a fast learner.  It would turn out to be an exhausting schedule,
which they all realized, but Vurand was worse than useless on a boat, Shania didn't
have the strength to help, and Ashon Chang's job was to keep a close and constant
watch on Herlas.
     The sun set before they were out of sight of the coast, coloring the sea before
them like blood.
     "A bad omen," Vurand muttered, staring westward past Shania's motionless form.
     Ashon Chang hesitated, looking away from Herlas to the red sea beyond.  One
could not deny the reality of omens, but....  "Our journey will be what we make of
it, my friend."
     "And we're nearing the end of it," Jammies added, coming up behind the two.
"Praise Mantor for that!"
     "Geographically, we may be coming to the end," Ashon Chang corrected him, "but
in terms of actions to be taken and problems to be solved, I suspect we aren't even
half-way."
     "I didn't want to hear that," Jammies told him.  He shrugged.  "I know you're
right, but can't you let me keep an illusion or two for another few days?"
     The last burning rim of the sun disappeared under the horizon, and night
unrolled from the east.  The speed with which darkness fell was unnerving.
     "The moon'll be up in a couple of hours," Vurand muttered uneasily.  "I'm not
afraid of the dark."  He sounded unsure of that, and yet all the party knew that it
was true.  The Orc had moved through the darkness of the mountains and forests
without hesitation.  But there was something about this night....
     Ashon Chang glanced back at Herlas, but the Fratsfan merely shifted his position
a little and continued to stare into the distance.  At the bow, Shania was invisible.
"Lady Silverstar should go into the cabin and sleep," he said suddenly.  Saying her
name focused his vague alarm, and he stared forward, trying to pierce the darkness.
     "I'll remind her," Vurand agreed.  He braced himself on the side of the cabin
against the movement of the deck and edged forward.  A horse was easier to ride.
Hell, if a horse made trouble, started pitching, you could get off and walk.
"Shania, you need to....  Shania?  Shania!  Rughal, Ashon, she's not here!  Shania's
gone!"
     "She...she just went into the cabin when it got dark, and we didn't notice,"
Jammies said quickly.  He scrambled down into the low doorway to check.
     Ashon Chang moved in a different direction; the samurai had his own suspicions,
and he'd been against including Herlas in their party once the man had confessed.
The Fratsfan mage hadn't moved except to stand up and stare forward.  The gladiator
saw his face pale as pearl in the darkness.  He grabbed Herlas' shoulder.  "Where is
she?"
     "I don't know--"
     "TELL ME, damn you!"  He shook the mage hard.
     "I.  Don't.  Know," Herlas repeated.  "I've been under your eye the whole time--
yours or one of the others.  What could I have done, how could I have spirited her
away--"
     "Magic."
     "Not in the current state of the Arcanum," Herlas snarled.  "My powers are not
so great that I can draw from Outside sources.  And would I do something to Shania
and stay here to receive your vengeance?  I'm not such a fool!"
     "Very nearly, though," Rughal said grimly.  He grabbed Herlas' other shoulder.
"You may not have taken her away, but you can make a guess as to who did, how, why...
and where.  If you want to see the sun rise again--"
     "The triumph of brawn over brain?" Herlas sneered.  Then he let out his breath
in a sigh.  "I can make guesses," he admitted, "but they won't do you any good.  If
she was taken as I think, none of you could get near her."  He sighed again.  "I do
not wish Shania Silverstar ill, but some things are too important for personal
considerations--the restoration of the Arcanum is one of them.  Shania understood
that herself.  It is her goal.  She's dying, as you know whether you admit it or not.
What better use for her life than to--"
     Rughal's free hand closed around the magician's throat, choking off any further
words.
     "Don't kill him yet, Rughal," Ashon Chang said grimly.  "First let him tell us
his 'guesses' on what has happened to Lady Shania.  Then I'll help you kill him."
One hand ran along the sheathed curve of his sword.
     Rughal relaxed his grip a little.  Herlas sucked in air.  "Start with who took
her," the ranger said.
     "I don't know names," Herlas gasped.  "A coalition of wizards and priests--"
     "Think of some names," the samurai growled.  His dagger gleamed silver in the
starlight as he brought it up to prick the Fratsfan's cheek just below his eye.
     "I don't know names!  Just...Murluvir, the one who came to see me in Zensu.  He
isn't the principal, just an agent, as I was to be--"
     "Don't lie," Rughal said.  His voice was cold and smooth as ice.  Or steel.  "As
you WERE an agent.  For whom?"
     "I don't know!  I didn't ask.  Some things it's better not to know...."
     "Guess," Ashon Chang ordered implacably.
     "I don't know!"  Herlas panted, perhaps gathering strength for more denials.
But he finally said, "I suspect...Folstrom.  Or someone like them.  Someone who can
draw on power from Outside."
     "So that's who...for now.  Tell us why," Rughal demanded.  Before the Fratsfan
could answer, he added, "And don't tell us it's another thing you don't know!"
     "But I don't!" he wailed.  "All I can do is guess--"
     "So guess."  Ashon Chang leaned closer.  "But guess right."
     "Maybe...because she's from Outside, too.  Or because she's a seer.  Because she
knows things that other people don't understand how to know.  Or because she's linked
to the Ghean Arcanum even though she's an Outsider.  Some of those reasons, all of
them, none of them.  I swear I don't know!"
     "And how was it done?" Ashon Chang asked.  "We assume magic of some kind--
nothing else would make sense.  But under current circumstances--"
     "They have no fear, no discretion, no patience!"  Herlas' exasperation seemed
genuine.  "It must have been some kind of small Gate, but to open one NOW...the
risks...."
     "And the last question," Rughal said in a soft voice that sounded no less
dangerous for its softness.  "Where have they taken her?"
     There was a long silence.
     "You don't know," Ashon Chang said.  His grip on the man's shoulder tightened;
he could feel bones grinding against each other under his fingers.  "Guess."
     "To the Eye of the West.  Wherever it is."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): DOMINO of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): THE ARDIVENTI CHEF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): LADY DOROTHY of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): MAJOR MUFFINS of SWEET MARINES (General Snookums, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): FLITTER MCGEE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BIG HURT of BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): DEADMAN of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): BIRDBRAIN of WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): GWYN AP NUDD of CAER SIDHE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): LONGARMOFTHELAW of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): CROW of SHADOW SIGNS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): MIDNIGHT RAMBLER of WAYFARERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): PRIMUS BOUND of SUPERIOR FORCES from ZENSU (Manager)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 463): TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 463): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 456): THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 452): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 453): BARONE (Sly, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 453): none
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE GREENHOUSE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 414): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 408): WANDERERS (Schendirk, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): none
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 178): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 312): WIMPS OF DEATH (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 302): WHY KNOT (Clove-Hitch, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 348): BOXES (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 231): WEIRD WILLIAM of LA PENTARCHIE (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 462): SHAIRLINDRIA of TUFT TUGGERS (Tankesh Dushanbe, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 462): CRAIG of OLYMPIANS (?, mgr.)
                          ESOX LUCIUS of DELIVERANCE (Lance Turbo, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 455): TOE-PAZ #2 of ROCK ETTS (Pie-Rite, mgr.)
                           COLOSSUS of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 451): JEHANNUM of THE ASININE (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 452): VAMPIRE of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 449): THE FRATSFAN CHEF of ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (Generalissimo
                         Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 406): SMASHNGRAB of FIST OF FIVE (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 400): FIENDISH GLEE of CLEVER LINGO (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 301): AVARICIOUS AVON of TOMATO ENFORCER (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 133): BEER of STUFF I BROUGHT (Yukon Cornelius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of CALEAM.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  MENAGERIE?  Who?  
HEADBANGERS is the top team these days, buddies!  What's a move up by 3 you ask?  
(alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to POISONOUS 
PUGILISTS.  Good things come to those who fight well, as HEADBANGERS can attest, 
moving up by 2.  Experience counts in CALEAM, as the fresh boys in HONESTY painfully 
found out.  Take heart--we all start somewhere!  THE DREADLANDS had cause to 
celebrate, after QUINN got 12 points by beating BOB FROM BODIE.  DIESEL certainly had 
a baffled expression on his face, after losing to BOINGA and losing 5 points in the 
process!  R'AKA found out that CALEAM isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to 
be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are CALEAM's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of THE TAKEN should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The 
warriors of THE TAKEN found their efforts at combat frustrated as HEADBANGERS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and BOB FROM BODIE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
GOLDEN CANYON proud!  As a confidence booster, MR. GRINCH challenged LITTLE NUGGET, 
down 18 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, MR. GRINCH?  
Warriors of CALEAM!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base challenge of 
MR. GRINCH?   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in CALEAM would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
CALEAM, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping 
Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADMAN 1761                 23  12  1   107       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALILEO 4196                 10   3  0    91       MENAGERIE (228)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 R'AKA 4084                    7   4  0    84       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 BENEFICE 4153                15  20  2    80       THE TAKEN (390)
-TAOS 4042                     9   7  0    75       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-BALTIMORE 4043                8   7  0    74       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 MEAD 4103                     8   1  1    68       CRACKED TANKARD (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINN 4091                    7   1  0    66       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 EBON AH'BIS 4085              5   3  0    66       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 IRIS 4228                     8   2  1    64       MENAGERIE (228)
 BOB FROM BODIE 4141          11  30  0    63       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 NICKEL 4240                   9   8  0    63       ERRATUM (440)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOLLY LOCO 3902              3   0  0    53       POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
 SARINA 4220                  10  11  1    51       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-ALBUQUERQUE 4082              9   9  0    51       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 SAPPER 4243                   5   3  1    48       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 DIGITAL 4274                  5   3  2    44       WARCKERS (362)
 BOINGA 4256                   8   7  1    42       THE TAKEN (390)
 BORDERLINE 4195               5   5  2    42       MENAGERIE (228)
-KERCHECK 4093                 6   1  1    39       THE DREADLANDS (425)
 OINGA 4255                    6   9  0    34       THE TAKEN (390)
 MR. GRINCH 2124               6   4  0    34       HEADBANGERS (87)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMEE 4301                     3   1  0    33       HEADBANGERS (87)
-STEW 4104                     2   2  0    33       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
 ALEGRIA 4291                  4   1  0    31       MENAGERIE (228)
 SAILOR MOON 4275              5   3  1    30       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
-ASHE 4241                     3   2  1    29       ERRATUM (440)
 KORIBUS 4227                  4  16  0    28       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 KAPOW 4257                    6   9  0    27       THE TAKEN (390)
 DRALION 4303                  3   1  0    26       MENAGERIE (228)
-WICK 4267                     2   0  0    24       ERRATUM (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROUBLE 4290                  3   2  0    22       WARCKERS (362)
 POINDEXTER 2133               2   7  0    19       HEADBANGERS (87)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORLANDO 4131                  1   3  0    19       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
 DIESEL 4277                   5   3  0    18       WARCKERS (362)
 DIO 4302                      2   2  0    17       HEADBANGERS (87)
-R TO L 4268                   1   1  0    13       ERRATUM (440)
 LITTLE NUGGET 4269            1   9  0    12       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-MUG 4101                      1   0  0     9       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
-ALE 4105                      2   2  0     8       CRACKED TANKARD (426)
-COLORADO SPRINGS 4265         0   1  0     7       HERE TO PHOENIX (415)
-GRAVEL 4266                   1   1  0     6       ERRATUM (440)
 SAILOR VENUS 4326             1   0  0     5       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 RAZOR BACK 4317               1   1  0     4       WARCKERS (362)
 CLICHE 4298                   0   1  0     1       HONESTY (442)
 AVOID 4297                    0   1  0     1       HONESTY (442)
 FREAK 4296                    0   1  0     1       HONESTY (442)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OHIO BUCKEYE 3918      0  1 0 POISONOUS PUGILIS 414 STONE GOLEM 422       454 NONE    
DIE! 4327              0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   HIGH ELF 415          454 NONE    
SLASHER 4324           0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   SPYMASTER 418         454 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sablon-O-Vlad -- Welcome back from the historic past.  Been missing the days of I Am
Well, Pretty In Pink, The Blackshirts, and The Reptilians.  Too bad those clashes
won't been seen anytime again. -- Crip, former mngr. of Worldwide Gore, which has
moved on to DM73, but current mgr. of Here To Phoenix, who are here on a temporary
basis.

Razor Back -- Believe it or not, you are one style that I really have no desire to
tango with. -- Colorado Springs

Borderline -- Wrong border, maybe?  I keep my fences in good shape. -- Bob from Bodie

Alegria -- You must study fast to have learned all that in so few seconds.  Good
work. -- Sarina

Dralion -- (heavy sigh)  Do you get the idea that I'm not cut out for this life?
Because I sure do! -- Little Nugget
P.S.  Maybe I'm a chicken nugget instead of a gold nugget?  That might explain
things.

Digital -- You're a LOT too free with those fingers, sport! -- Koribus

Ichabod -- How can I notice things, when people keep hitting me and my head hurts and
I can't even THINK much less notice? -- Little Nugget

Bob -- Well, it almost worked, definitely worth a try. -- Borderline

SoV -- You had to open your mouth, didn't you? -- I.F.

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIE! was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SLASHER was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
OHIO BUCKEYE was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
EBON AH'BIS was defeated by BENEFICE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
QUINN overpowered BOB FROM BODIE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
MR. GRINCH devastated LITTLE NUGGET in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
POINDEXTER was overpowered by SAILOR MOON in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
AMEE overpowered KORIBUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
DIO vanquished RAZOR BACK in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DEADMAN overpowered R'AKA in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
NICKEL defeated DIGITAL in a action packed 1 minute match.
IRIS overpowered OINGA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MEAD subdued SARINA in a 5 minute competition.
WOOLLY LOCO overcame BORDERLINE in a 2 minute brutal contest.
SAPPER demolished KAPOW in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BOINGA handily defeated DIESEL in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ALEGRIA vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TROUBLE viciously subdued FREAK in a crowd pleasing 6 minute bloody novice's fray.
DRALION devastated AVOID in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
CLICHE was beaten by SAILOR VENUS in a popular 4 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  23 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  27 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  30 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  22 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  1      33  |

Turn 454 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     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  6         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DEADMAN 1761               23  12  1  107 HEADBANGERS (87)
STRIKING ATTACK  R'AKA 4084                  7   4  0   84 THE DREADLANDS (425)
TOTAL PARRY      MEAD 4103                   8   1  1   68 CRACKED TANKARD (426)
LUNGING ATTACK   QUINN 4091                  7   1  0   66 THE DREADLANDS (425)
WALL OF STEEL    NICKEL 4240                 9   8  0   63 ERRATUM (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOOLLY LOCO 3902            3   0  0   53 POISONOUS PUGILISTS (414)
BASHING ATTACK   BOINGA 4256                 8   7  1   42 THE TAKEN (390)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEADMAN 1761.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TROUBLE 4290.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE NUGGET 4269, 
CLICHE 4298, EBON AH'BIS 4085, DEADMAN 1761, WOOLLY LOCO 3902, QUINN 4091, NICKEL 
4240, DRALION 4303, SAILOR MOON 4275, and DIO 4302.

The least popular fighter this week was DIESEL 4277.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KAPOW 4257, SARINA 4220, OINGA 4255, KORIBUS 4227, BOB FROM BODIE 4141, 
SLASHER 4324, DIE! 4327, SAILOR VENUS 4326, AVOID 4297, and FREAK 4296.

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

DEADMAN (26-1761) HEADBANGERS (87)