DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/06/2005    Duedate: 06/02/2005

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-254

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAISY HAMMER
FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
(28-3317) [12-19-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAISY HAMMER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)           
(28-3317) [12-19-1,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YIP AGAIN                      GARDENIA HAMMER
THE PENTARCHY (397)            FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
(28-3512) [23-18-2,91]         (28-3871) [12-12-2,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD GERMS (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WARLORDS II (413)       41
2. OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)      37      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)        30      Unchartered Team
4. VALHALLA (435)              27
5. PRIMAL FURY (438)           26      DIAL-A-DEATH (125)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 BAD GERMS (430)          10  4 0
 2/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)      202 135  4 59.9   2/ 1 VALHALLA (435)            8  1 1
 3/ 3 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)     123  88  6 58.3   3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  6 0
 4/ 5 PRIMAL FURY (438)         59  44  7 57.3   4/10 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    8  7 0
 5/ 4 THE WARLORDS II (413)     76  57  4 57.1   5/ 5 THE WARLORDS II (413)     8  7 0
 6/ 6 BAD GERMS (430)           71  56  3 55.9   6/ 8 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      7  8 0
 7/ 7 VALHALLA (435)            52  42  4 55.3   7/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  8 1
 8/ 9 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  102  85  3 54.5   8/ 4 IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)      6  9 0
 9- 8 ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)   104  87  7 54.5   9/14 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      5  7 0
10/11 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   195 182  8 51.7  10/ 9 PRIMAL FURY (438)         4  1 1
11-12 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     57  56  4 50.4  11- 7 LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)     4  1 1
12/15 DODGE BULLETS (126)      228 249 11 47.8  12-13*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    4  1 0
13/16 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      74  96  4 43.5  13/11 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   4  8 0
14/17 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      46  62  3 42.6  14/15 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      4 11 1
15/18 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      51  78  4 39.5  15-12 ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)    2  8 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[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It was yet another dark and stormy night.  Lord Protector Billy Lilly hunched
his shoulders and refused to look toward the window.  Every night seemed to be dark
and stormy lately, and most of the days, as well.  The weather around Morya had been
so bad this season that people had stopped talking about it.  It was uncanny, and
nobody wanted to talk about the uncanny until it was clearly and definitely past;
what if talking attracted the wrong kind of attention.
     Billy jotted down his observations for the day:  the weather (bad), the lake
levels at several points (unevenly high, and rising), the state of the silverbark
tree in front of the Equestor's palace (still no sign of leaf buds, much less
blossoms), anything noted around the various cemeteries (lots of restless spirits).
These were all on Uncle Wolf's list of Ominous Omens.  But none of the things on the
list of Good Omens had shown up.  No white swans on the lake, no flowers on the
silverbark, no fields of lavender poppies springing among the tombstones (which
didn't sound like a good omen to him, but Wolf was the shaman and should know).  He
considered the arena team named Endtime Prophets; he had thought that just ordinary
hyperbole, but what if it was an omen itself?  What if something really was about to
come to an end?
     The outer door banged open, and his companion Lady Protector Amelia blew in.
Billy leaped to help her force the door shut again.
     "I just came from the dairy," Amelia said as she shrugged out of her dripping
cloak.  "There was a three-headed calf born about an hour ago."
     Billy winced.  Another bad omen.  "That puts us over twenty Ominous Omens for
the past three days," he said.  "Which means they've graduated to be Dire Portents."
     Amelia nodded, her eyes sparkling.  "Serious dimensional rips!  Interpentration
of worlds!  Monsters!  Really exciting times!"

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

If ever there was a bittersweet ascension to the throne, this is it.  A call to the
Isle on the turn before the contest is over?  I'm honored, but the timing could be
better.  Alas; in keeping with tradition, here's my numerology:  10(1)-11(1)-7-15-17-
15-11.  Nothing special, but according to Kat, I came back nicely bonused (+4 INI, +4
ATK, +4 DEF), with a decent favorite (SS), and rhythm (VH/HI) favoring ATK (but I
could have told you that.)

Since Lady Beatriz is the highest ranked contender, it is she who will get my final
challenge.

Balder

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome MORYA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, VALHALLA.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave IDIOTIC ICCERS a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out 
of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm 
gonna be...  Well, OTTO'S MECHANICS' 4th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with 
DAISY HAMMER?  She actually beat VALHALLA's NJORD, and walked away with 27 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at IDIOTIC ICCERS while they watched MOUTHY 
MICROTONE clobber NIGHTSHADOW.  He lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  See how the Duelmaster challenged FILIPINA LADYZ's LADY BEATRIZ?  
That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  Try as she might, LADY 
BEATRIZ wasn't good enough at persuading BALDER to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was THE WARLORDS II.  The bums at OTTO'S MECHANICS couldn't face 
the challenges from THE WARLORDS II!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in 
DAISY HAMMER?  Hers 12-19-1?  FLOWER HAMMERZ ain't talkin', but she's got 116 points. 
Maybe THE WARLORDS II's HENGIST is one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  
That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 30 to FOOLISH FOLGERS.  
Sometimes what you expect to do (like in the fights) doesn't expect to turn out like 
you thought.  HENGIST won victory over FOOLISH FOLGERS.  It don't make sense.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 13-14-1, and BALDER easily took care of LADY BEATRIZ.  STAPH. 
AUREUS of BAD GERMS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 14-13-0, that's a 
good sign.  Now it's dead.  DAISY HAMMER killed NJORD, and expects revenge from 
VALHALLA.  The dead are better off dead--they have no worries.  EROTIC EEEK, with his 
forgettable 6-7-0,  was killed by REDWIND in a forgettable match.  IDIOTIC ICCERS 
didn't seem to mind very much.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger 
every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY HAMMER 3317            12  19  1   116       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804           15   8  2   115       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 CENTIPEDE 3980               13   8  0   104       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-SHAGUK 3966                  16   6  0   103       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 CAM SHAFT 3989               14   5  0   103       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526         18  24  1   101       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 HENGIST 3788                 12  14  1    97       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 CLEOPATRA 3856               16  10  1    96       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 YIP AGAIN 3512               23  18  2    91       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE TENNA 4053              11   4  0    88       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-THRAKKLASH 3835              12  10  1    82       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 YOUNG JOAN 3534              20  19  1    80       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-NERF THE SOFTY 3833          11  12  0    80       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)
 WYATT BURP 3531              19  21  0    78       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620         16  15  0    78       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963         13   6  2    77       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 CAESAR 3974                  17   6  0    71       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 LE NETTOYE 4069               9  10  0    69       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROGGER 3656                 11  12  0    68       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961         10   9  0    66       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871         12  12  2    65       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 WASTELAND WARLORD 3594       11  12  0    65       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703        12  15  2    63       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 REDWIND 4099                 11   6  1    60       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-ZITAN AL KHUM 3743           12  14  1    57       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
-ASHZAG 4092                   8   7  1    57       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDDY FENDER 3956            9  13  1    51       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129           8   6  0    49       BAD GERMS (430)
 STREPTOCOCCUS 4186            8   1  0    45       BAD GERMS (430)
 LADY DOMINGA 3702             8  19  0    43       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 GALAXIAN 4188                 5   3  0    41       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 FRAIL FREEBIRD 4192           6   2  0    40       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 IDUN 4169                     5   6  0    38       VALHALLA (435)
-GOBLIN KING 4072              6   5  1    34       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 RED CACTUS HAMMER 4032        6  13  0    34       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUB CAPP 4168                 5   4  0    33       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 SALMONELLA 4228               2   0  0    33       BAD GERMS (430)
 LADY EVELYN 4194              4   3  0    30       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 MOUTHY MICROTONE 4174         2   8  1    29       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
-MAGETA THE LION 4000          6   8  1    27       PRIMAL FURY (438)
 QIX 4245                      2   0  0    25       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-FLESHRIPPER 4213              3   1  1    24       LADZ OF LUGBURZ (444)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE GROS AUJALD 4173           6   4  0    22       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-JEQUIE CONQUISTA 3738         4   6  1    19       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
 ZAXXON 4172                   3   7  1    17       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 CRYPTOSPORIDIUM 4229          2   2  0    16       BAD GERMS (430)
 HANNIBAL 4235                 2   1  0    15       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 PRINCESSE ADELAIDE 4248       1   0  0    14       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 FLO VALVE 4243                1   1  0    14       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 LOOPY LIEVELING 4210          1   5  1    13       IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)
 DANDELION HAMMER 4116         0  13  0    13       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-MARIE ALICE 4215              1   0  0    12       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
-CATHIE 4217                   1   0  0    11       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
-MAELLE 4214                   1   0  0    11       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
-CHANTAL 4218                  1   0  0    10       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 NIGHTSHADOW 4231              2   2  0     8       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-KUKI BANE 4078                2   1  0     7       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
-DAKIDES 4080                  1   2  1     6       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
 STINK WEED HAMMER 4232        1   2  0     5       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 SUN TZU 4234                  0   3  0     3       THE WARLORDS II (413)
-KATANA FURY 4079              0   3  0     3       ENDTIME PROPHETS (429)
-PAULETTE 4216                 0   1  0     1       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 CROOKED WIND 4251             0   1  0     1       DODGE BULLETS (126)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STAPH. AUREUS 3752    14 13 0 BAD GERMS 430         MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804    254         
NIGHTWIND 4007         8 11 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     LADY CONSOLACION 3703 250 NOT REVE
BLUNT ARROW 4166       4  6 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     FLESHRIPPER 4213      252         
LADY BEATRIZ 3704     13 14 1 FILIPINA LADYZ 423    BALDER 3778           254 NONE    
GOLDENROD HAMMER 4219  0  1 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    LOOPY LIEVELING 4210  250 NOT REVE
EROTIC EEEK 4141       6  7 0 IDIOTIC ICCERS 398    REDWIND 4099          254         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NJORD 4061            13  6 0 VALHALLA 435          DAISY HAMMER 3317     254         
NAPOLEON 4005         10  8 1 THE WARLORDS II 413   TALISMAN 3667         250 REVENGED
RAMSES 4227            0  1 0 THE WARLORDS II 413   DAKIDES 4080          251 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Its so sweet when you are still waiting for your tourney results and when you see
that your best warrior, the only one you sent, is missing!  Oh do I like that.  I
also enjoyed Njord's breaking the SC and the SH of Chomp Chomp in about 20 seconds.
Fun...and now I must pray to get my tourney soon enough to send a replacement before
the next turn. -- Le Pentarque, happy

A big and special thanks to Maximillian and Hammer for hosting the Madness and giving
the contest life!  Also, thanks to Darkheart for creating a Morya Madness web site.
-- Sensei Jan and Primal Fury

All -- Wow.  This is my first completed contest!  Over two years!?!  Seen a lot of
teams fall by the wayside during the contest.  Congrats to all teams who have
completed the entire Madness! -- Sensei Jan

Lady Beatriz -- A well deserved win, Lady! -- Mystic Zealot

Madness Maniacs -- WARNING!  WARNING WARNING!  Only active stables on the Final Round
of Maximillian's Morya Madness next cycle will qualify managers to receive Prizes! --
Hammer/Your Madness Co-Host

Zaxxon -- Are you the one I should complain to about the price of oats for my
carriage horse?  Because I want to tell you, it's outrageous!  The oats are costing
more than the horse; I can hardly afford to go ANYWHERE.  I even have to walk to the
arena.  This can be a major handicap, you know.  If you can do something about this,
do it NOW. -- Redwind
P.S.  Thanks.

Hengist -- You be a good boy, now, or I'll tell Horsa! -- Young Joan
P.S.  And I'd advise you--and everybody--to stay away from the lake for a while.
Things are going on, and you do NOT want to get sucked in.

Wasteland Warlord -- I didn't (erp!) know dwarves did stuff (erp!) like (erp!) that--
warlords (erp!) and all.  (erp!)  (erp!)  It somehow (erp!) doesn't seem (erp!), well
(erp!), dwarven.  But then, what (erp!) do I know, eh?  (erp!) -- Wyatt Burp
P.S.  Don't (erp!) let 'em give (erp!) you the traveler's discount at (erp!) the
Infirmary!  It's (erp!) a trick (erp!), you pay (erp!) less, and they (erp!) do less,
because (erp!) you aren't local so (erp!) no one's likely to (erp!) bloodfeud (erp!)
them.

Dakides -- Well, Young Joan says this IS the end-time, so I guess it's the RIGHT time
for you to show up.  But (sidling closer and dropping his voice to confiding whisper)
there's an out, isn't there?  Something we can do to stop time and the world from
ending?  There must be!  You can tell me.  I'll keep it under my hat--I'll buy a hat
'specially to keep it under--and we can work on the business together.  Save the
world and so on.  Kinda neat thing to do. -- Nightshadow

Kat. (Valhalla) -- (blushing) -- Wyatt Burp

Kat -- The Desperados will stay, of course.  As for other people... (shrug) who
knows?  If another contest opens somewhere, I would expect them to be off like a
flock of shots. -- Uncle Wolf, Desperados

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BALDER butchered LADY BEATRIZ in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
HENGIST savagely defeated FOOLISH FOLGERS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
ANNE TENNA vanquished FROGGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MYSTIC ZEALOT assassinated STAPH. AUREUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NJORD was viciously butchered by DAISY HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge Title duel.
FRAIL FREEBIRD was devastated by LE NETTOYE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
HUB CAPP was handily defeated by STREPTOCOCCUS in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GALAXIAN slimly won victory over LADY DOMINGA in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
MOUTHY MICROTONE overpowered NIGHTSHADOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HANNIBAL was defeated by RED CACTUS HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SUN TZU was overpowered by FLO VALVE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
YOUNG JOAN was devastated by CLEOPATRA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
YIP AGAIN was bested by CAM SHAFT in a 2 minute master's bout.
CENTIPEDE handily defeated WYATT BURP in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
GRIM BLACKSMITH was bested by MR. CHOMP CHOMP in a 1 minute duel.
CONJUNCTIVITIS was overcome by LADY CONSOLACION in a 1 minute master's bout.
WASTELAND WARLORD bested FREDDY FENDER in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
CAESAR luckily beat GARDENIA HAMMER in a popular 5 minute bloody veteran's bout.
NYALL BLOODGRIN devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
EROTIC EEEK was assassinated by REDWIND in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LE GROS AUJALD was overpowered by SALMONELLA in a 1 minute uneven fray.
IDUN handily defeated DANDELION HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ZAXXON was demolished by LADY EVELYN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM unbelievably bested LOOPY LIEVELING in a popular 10 minute match.
STINK WEED HAMMER was overpowered by PRINCESSE ADELAIDE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
QIX overpowered CROOKED WIND in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  29 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  46 -  3      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  28 -  5      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       27 -  26 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  55 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  45 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  24 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  47 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  28 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  27 -  1      36  |

Turn 254 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MYSTIC ZEALOT 3804         15   8  2  115 PRIMAL FURY (438)
WALL OF STEEL    CENTIPEDE 3980             13   8  0  104 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLEOPATRA 3856             16  10  1   96 THE WARLORDS II (413)
BASHING ATTACK   YIP AGAIN 3512             23  18  2   91 THE PENTARCHY (397)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNE TENNA 4053            11   4  0   88 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
PARRY-STRIKE     MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620       16  15  0   78 THE PENTARCHY (397)
TOTAL PARRY      CAESAR 3974                17   6  0   71 THE WARLORDS II (413)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961       10   9  0   66 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
AIMED BLOW       CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129         8   6  0   49 BAD GERMS (430)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YIP AGAIN 3512.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GARDENIA HAMMER 3871.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOOPY LIEVELING 
4210, DAISY HAMMER 3317, HENGIST 3788, YIP AGAIN 3512, STREPTOCOCCUS 4186, GALAXIAN 
4188, LADY DOMINGA 3702, LADY CONSOLACION 3703, QIX 4245, and FOOLISH FOLGERS 3526.

The least popular fighter this week was CRYPTOSPORIDIUM 4229.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CROOKED WIND 4251, STINK WEED HAMMER 4232, ZAXXON 4172, 
DANDELION HAMMER 4116, LE GROS AUJALD 4173, EROTIC EEEK 4141, SUN TZU 4234, 
NIGHTSHADOW 4231, HUB CAPP 4168, and FRAIL FREEBIRD 4192.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CENTIPEDE (28-3980) CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
FOOLISH FOLGERS (28-3526) IDIOTIC ICCERS (398)

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

BALDER (28-3778) VALHALLA (435)