DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/21/2005    Duedate: 11/17/2005

SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM ARENA

DM-28    TURN-260

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WYATT BURP
DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-3531) [23-23-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WYATT BURP                     VIPER
DODGE BULLETS (126)            RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
(28-3531) [23-23-0,110]        (28-4185) [5-3-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WYATT BURP                     LE NETTOYE
DODGE BULLETS (126)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-3531) [23-23-0,110]        (28-4069) [13-12-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DODGE BULLETS (126)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DODGE BULLETS (126)         41
2. VALHALLA (435)              18      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. BAD GERMS (430)             17      Unchartered Team
4. RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)    13
5. FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)         8      RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  19  11  1 63.3   1/ 3 DODGE BULLETS (126)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)      215 146  4 59.6   2/ 6 VALHALLA (435)            9  2 0
 3/ 4 VALHALLA (435)            62  45  4 57.9   3/ 1 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   9  6 0
 4/ 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  120  95  3 55.8   4- 5 THE WARLORDS II (413)     6  2 0
 5/ 7 BAD GERMS (430)           78  62  6 55.7   5/ 2 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      6  6 0
 6- 6 THE WARLORDS II (413)     86  69  5 55.5   6/ 4*RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  5  4 0
 7/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)      244 260 11 48.4   7/ 9 BAD GERMS (430)           2  2 1
 8- 9 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      54  66  4 45.0   8/11 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      2  4 0
 9/10 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      81 109  5 42.6   9/ 7 THE PENTARCHY (397)       2  7 0
10/11 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      63  90  4 41.2  10- 8 CLASSIC ARCADE (415)      1  1 0
11-12*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)     6   9  0 40.0  11-12*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    1  4 0
12/ 0*THE ANIMALS (475)          0   5  0  0.0  12/ 0*THE ANIMALS (475)         0  5 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 Darque Tale #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Xochithlan:

     Raigavor stared up at the wall and counted from the corner, "A turret, a turret,
a downspout, a turret, two gargoyles, and...there!"  He stepped forward and tapped
gently on a stone at shoulder level which differed from the ones around it only in a
faint shadow-pattern that seemed to underlie the surface.
     No, Master Darque decided it was actually a fossil of something like a snail
with tentacles, maybe two inches across.  There was a soft musical note, enough
delayed that it didn't seem to belong to the tapping.  Raigavor tapped again, several
taps with irregular spacing, probably a code.  The half-demon memorized it
automatically; you never knew when you might need somebody else's identifying code.
The wall shimmered next to the stone and became an archway.  Raigavor stepped
through.  Darque hesitated--no telling what was beyond, and was he supposed to follow
blindly?--then stepped through behind him, a bolt of power gathered and ready to
launch at need.
     A woman was standing in the space beyond the wall.  A typical Shagornan elf,
slender, moderately tall, haughty-featured, dark of skin and hair.  She frowned at
Raigavor.  "I was not expecting you, wizard."  Her tone made it an accusation.
     The Red Wizard shrugged.  "I know.  I like it that way.  We've come to lend you
a hand in your intrigues."
     Master Darque frowned.  Why should he aid this woman?  And he hated palace
intrigue, unless it would increase HIS power.
     "Nothing more can be done without a master sigil," the woman snapped.
     Raigavor smiled, an expression that would have sent a normal human into
screaming retreat.  "I am aware of that.  This gentleman possesses a master sigil.
So if you have the assassins at hand--"  Raigavor paused and shook his head.  "I
think you're unwise, Illayina.  Kill your King Feyn if you wish--no loss there, but
leave King Feyen alive here.  The trouble that will be stirred up--"
     "The king of the two cities owes me a death," the woman said.  "FEYEN owes me a
death for killing my sister-self, Illaina.  And the politics of Xochithlan and
Kochilfan are not your concern.  Do not meddle."
     Raigavor looked at her in silence for several minutes, his lips pressed together
in a hard line and a frown gathering.  "By killing Feyen," he said finally, "you will
cause one of two things to happen--or both of them.  You will increase Feyn's
personal power, or you will precipitate a disaster in both cities.  Or both.  I do
not see how either outcome can further your own desire to rule Kochilfan."
     Darque watched the argument develop with the academic interest of a spectator at
a sporting event.  From his studies he knew that certain parts of Alastari were
"twinned" in an adjacent universe; clearly the sigil that he held in his mind had
something to do with the linking of the two worlds.  Well and good.  It was not a
common occurrence, but it did happen sometimes.  The woman's motives he understood
completely:  revenge and a desire for power, though her ambition seemed curiously
limited in scope.  Only one city?  And her disregard for the consequences of
disturbing the linkage was short-sighted.  Too obsessed with her revenge, no doubt.
     Raigavor was less obvious.  He did not seem to want to rule the city--or any
other that had been mentioned--himself.  Thinking it over, Darque decided that
Raigavor had spent too long as a court wizard.  His motives were contaminated by that
battle cry of good rulers and bane of ambitious magicians everywhere, "concern for
the common weal."  That was good to know; it was a weakness in the wizard that could
be exploited at need.  Good.  Sooner or later, Darque knew that he would part company
and purposes with Raigavor, and he did not like the idea of leaving an unneutralized
enemy behind him.
     "Don't MEDDLE, wizard!" the woman said.
     Raigavor sighed and shrugged.  "Do as you wish, then, Illayina.  There's no
separating a fool from her folly."  He held up a hand to forestall another comment
from her.  "Let us just get on with our business."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Sword #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rocanis:

     Uncle Wolf looked at the swirling knots of shamans, listened to the agitated and
increasingly strident babble of argument, and shook his head.  "That's torn it," he
repeated.
     "But they must see that what Bluesnake has proposed is the same thing he told
them you would do--that HE be the one to hold the Sword and decide on its use," Ghost
Dancer protested.
     "Of course they don't see it!"  The speaker was Rain Caller of the Haimgedai,
the oldest shaman present.  "Bluesnake is appealing to their emotions, not their
minds.  If they have any minds," he added bitterly.  "It was like this before, when
the Great Khan said he would make all the tribes great and lead them to trample
Alastari under their horses' hooves.  Some tribes were completely destroyed in that
war.  Many will never be so strong as they once were.  Where are the Tilvagedai
today, or the Skaevalgedai?"
     "We cannot go back and change the past," Wolf said.  His tone was so sharp that
Ghost Dancer wondered if that had been suggested to him at some point.  "We can only
learn from it."
     Rain Caller glared at him from under snow-white brows.  "Easy to say, hard to
do.  What is your plan?"
     Wolf turned to scan the whole assembly of shamans before speaking.  Then he
shrugged.  "If I thought we could kill Bluesnake, here and now, I would attempt it.
At this moment, he is a greater enemy to us than Volundagh and the Sword."
     "The others wouldn't stand for--" the old man began.
     "Which is why I'm not doing it."  Wolf glanced at the group around the Saarda
again, and his lip curled into a sneer worthy of his totem animal.  "Did you think I
held off out of fear of Bluesnake?"
     Rain Caller snorted.  "None think that who know what happened at the Buffalo
Gate."  Then he sighed and added, "But many of the young men do NOT know of that."
     Wolf swept that away with a gesture and turned to his younger companion.  "Go
find Redfox, Ghost Dancer.  Bring him to me here."
     Ghost Dancer went, but reluctantly.  He had never heard of a Buffalo Gate, and
he had hoped that one or the other would tell that story.  How could he learn if such
information was not passed along?

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Wow, it took a little longer than I thought to get up here; the warriors of Morya
made me fight for every step.  Thank you for the chair, Miss Joan.  I rather like it
up here.  And now in accordance with tradition, my challenge goes to highest ranked
challenger.  Defend yourself, Wyatt!  Do you have what it takes this time? -- Grim
Blacksmith

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM!  I still haven't told Mom 
I'm writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, NORTHERN 
BADLANDS, but DODGE BULLETS was just too good to be stopped.  VALHALLA like really 
fought hard to move up to 2nd from 6th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, DODGE BULLETS!  'Cause they got 5-0-0 and moved up to 1st!  MVP award for 
VIPER?  RIDERS OF AHRINGOL's proud of him after beating LADY EVELYN and getting 17 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  LADY EVELYN's match with VIPER cost her a loss 
of 15 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  WYATT 
BURP knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Was that a tear I saw in 
WYATT BURP's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't GRIM BLACKSMITH fit to 
be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They 
want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  THE WARLORDS II was SLAUGHTER 
PRIEST MEM's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of 
warriors are NORTHERN BADLANDS?  THE WARLORDS II, an easy team to beat if I ever saw 
one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is YOUNG JOAN popular, or what?  
She was challenged the most in all of SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM!  She's got a 25-20-1, is 
that good?  People were asking me did GHOST CHANT REALLY challenge IDUN?  (all right, 
maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but IDUN wants me to write about it since she subdued GHOST CHANT.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM ever talks about is 
fighting!  Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  
I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WYATT BURP 3531              23  23  0   110       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUNG JOAN 3534              25  20  1   106       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703        16  17  2   105       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-CAESAR 3974                  20   8  0   101       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 LE NETTOYE 4069              13  12  0   101       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961         14  11  0    95       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 DAISY HAMMER 3317            14  23  1    93       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLEOPATRA 3856               17  14  1    89       THE WARLORDS II (413)
-HENGIST 3788                 13  18  1    85       THE WARLORDS II (413)
 NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963         15  10  2    81       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-FROGGER 3656                 12  13  0    80       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620         19  18  0    75       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 REDWIND 4099                 14   9  1    73       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 GARDENIA HAMMER 3871         14  16  3    71       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 WASTELAND WARLORD 3594       15  14  0    69       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IDUN 4169                     9   7  0    66       VALHALLA (435)
-GALAXIAN 4188                 9   4  1    62       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129           8   7  0    54       BAD GERMS (430)
 LADY DOMINGA 3702            10  23  0    53       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 VIPER 4185                    5   3  0    49       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
-STREPTOCOCCUS 4186            8   2  0    45       BAD GERMS (430)
-QIX 4245                      3   1  0    43       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
-SALMONELLA 4228               4   2  0    37       BAD GERMS (430)
 GHOST CHANT 4184              4   3  0    36       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
-SUN TZU 4234                  4   4  1    35       THE WARLORDS II (413)
-STORM RIDER 4257              3   1  0    34       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORONAVIRUS 4259              4   2  3    33       BAD GERMS (430)
 LE GROS AUJALD 4173           8   8  0    32       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 LADY EVELYN 4194              7   6  0    29       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-PRINCESSE ADELAIDE 4248       3   1  0    28       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-CRYPTOSPORIDIUM 4229          3   2  0    28       BAD GERMS (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INFERNO SERVENT 4191          2   0  0    25       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OL' GRIZ 4250                 4   2  0    23       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-ZAXXON 4172                   4   7  1    22       CLASSIC ARCADE (415)
 MAGNI 4287                    2   0  0    22       VALHALLA (435)
 UGLY KID JOE 4246             4   0  0    20       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-STINK WEED HAMMER 4232        3   3  0    20       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-MARIE ALICE 4215              2   1  0    20       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 LADY ELMA 4244                3   3  0    16       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 DONNAR 4275                   2   0  0    16       VALHALLA (435)
-DANDELION HAMMER 4116         0  16  0    16       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 MANKILLER 4279                2   1  0    13       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-CHANTAL 4218                  2   1  0    10       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 STORMDANCER 4278              2   1  0     9       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 HEIMDALL 4286                 2   0  0     7       VALHALLA (435)
-PAPER FLOWERS 4182            1   3  0     6       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
-CATHIE 4217                   1   2  0     5       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
-MAELLE 4214                   1   2  0     5       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
-PAULETTE 4216                 0   3  0     3       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 RAT 4297                      0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)
 WOLVERINE 4293                0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)
 PUMA 4294                     0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)
 WEASEL 4295                   0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SABLE 4296                    0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NIGHTSHADOW 4231       2  4 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     SUN TZU 4234          256 NOT REVE
RED CACTUS HAMME 4032  7 14 0 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    GALAXIAN 4188         256 REVENGED
BRAGI 4171             0  1 0 VALHALLA 435          CORONAVIRUS 4259      258 REVENGED
HANNIBAL 4235          3  2 0 THE WARLORDS II 413   CORONAVIRUS 4259      256 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Morya Minions -- Welcome to the Slaughter Priest Memorial Arena in the aftermath of
Maximillian's Morya Madness!  Morya Arena has been renamed in honor of the memory of
Slaughter Priest, who at the time of his death was managing LEE FAMILY and had not
missed a single monthly fight.  Maximillian and Hammer agreed that it would be
fitting to have the arena renamed in honor of Slaughter Priest; especially since the
manager who originally was entitled to rename the arena was disqualified by being
inactive on the final round of the contest.  Special thanks to Lee and the rest of
the Gladiatorial Commission for agreeing to rename Morya Arena to honor the memory of
Slaughter Priest.  We salute our fallen friend in this small, but unforgotten way. --
Hammer; Minister of War

Not so young Joan, you may be right. -- Chomp Chomp

Young Joan -- You're not so young anymore, are you, but you hold it very well. --
Grim Blacksmith

Ghost Chant -- You guys are starting to bother me. -- Ol Griz

Cleopatra -- What a sucky matchup.  Bah! -- Wasteland Warlord

Cathie -- You want a few pointers; not a bad effort though, really. -- Ugly Kidd Joe

Redwind -- Don't you hate those kind of matchups?  ;) -- Nyall Bloodgrin
P.S.  Is Wyatt all right yet?

Hammer -- You and your Flower Hammerz will be missed.  We did a great thing though,
didn't we?  Sorry to see you go. -- Maximillian and all the Badlanders

Paper Flowers -- Why do I get the feeling I'll see you again? -- Ugly Kidd Joe

Grim Blacksmith -- Well struck, sir. -- Young Joan
P.S.  Never the less, it would do you no harm to relax occasionally.

Mr. Chomp Chomp -- (erp!) -- Wyatt Burp

Nyall Bloodgrin -- You really should brush your teeth.  That kind of thing isn't good
for them in the long run. -- Redwind
P.S.  Of course, if you're not planning on HAVING a long run, that's another matter.

Marie Alice -- You've got the right basic idea, but it isn't other women you need to
smash.  Get it straight.  The enemies are not us. -- Mankiller

Donnar -- Damned golem! -- Stormdancer
P.S.  Give my regards to Blitzen.

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIM BLACKSMITH was bested by WYATT BURP in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MR. CHOMP CHOMP was vanquished by LADY CONSOLACION in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
NYALL BLOODGRIN was overpowered by YOUNG JOAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GHOST CHANT was overpowered by IDUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OL' GRIZ won victory over LADY ELMA in a 1 minute bloody Challenge fight.
LE NETTOYE overpowered GARDENIA HAMMER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WASTELAND WARLORD was handily defeated by DAISY HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
REDWIND vanquished LADY DOMINGA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LADY EVELYN was vanquished by VIPER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LE GROS AUJALD was overpowered by CORONAVIRUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
UGLY KID JOE outlasted SABLE in a unpopular 12 minute amateur's match.
MAGNI devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DONNAR bested WEASEL in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
STORMDANCER overcame PUMA in a 2 minute gory beginner's fight.
MANKILLER devastated WOLVERINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HEIMDALL outlasted RAT in a unpopular 12 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  21 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  38 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  37 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  38 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  23 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  23 -  0      38  |

Turn 260 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  6         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    YOUNG JOAN 3534            25  20  1  106 DODGE BULLETS (126)
LUNGING ATTACK   LE NETTOYE 4069            13  12  0  101 THE PENTARCHY (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961       14  11  0   95 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963       15  10  2   81 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
PARRY-STRIKE     MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620       19  18  0   75 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    REDWIND 4099               14   9  1   73 DODGE BULLETS (126)
PARRY-LUNGE      WASTELAND WARLORD 3594     15  14  0   69 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WYATT BURP 3531.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LE NETTOYE 4069.  The ten other most popular fighters were IDUN 4169, LADY 
CONSOLACION 3703, YOUNG JOAN 3534, OL' GRIZ 4250, DAISY HAMMER 3317, CORONAVIRUS 
4259, DONNAR 4275, STORMDANCER 4278, RAT 4297, and WYATT BURP 3531.

The least popular fighter this week was UGLY KID JOE 4246.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SABLE 4296, HEIMDALL 4286, WOLVERINE 4293, PUMA 4294, WEASEL 
4295, LADY EVELYN 4194, LADY DOMINGA 3702, LADY ELMA 4244, GHOST CHANT 4184, and 
MAGNI 4287.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes