DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/10/2006    Duedate: 03/09/2006

SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM ARENA

DM-28    TURN-264

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAM SHAFT
OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
(28-3989) [15-5-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAM SHAFT                      MAELLE
OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)         SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
(28-3989) [15-5-0,105]         (28-4214) [3-2-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MR. CHOMP CHOMP                HECATE TRIOS
THE PENTARCHY (397)            LORDS OF DEATH (474)
(28-3620) [20-21-0,81]         (28-4288) [1-2-0,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DODGE BULLETS (126)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PENTARCHY (397)         70
2. OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)      31      RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
3. LORDS OF DEATH (474)        28      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDER STORM (476)         14
5. VALHALLA (435)              14      THUNDER STORM (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THUNDER STORM (476)        2   0  0  100   1/ 1 DODGE BULLETS (126)      10  3 0
 2/ 2 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  23  16  2 59.0   2/ 8 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  5 1
 3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      223 156  5 58.8   3/ 3 VALHALLA (435)            7  5 0
 4/ 4 VALHALLA (435)            71  52  4 57.7   4/ 6*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    6  4 1
 5- 5 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)  128  97  4 56.9   5/ 4*THE ANIMALS (475)         6  9 0
 6- 7 BAD GERMS (430)           78  64  6 54.9   6/ 9*LORDS OF DEATH (474)      5 10 1
 7/ 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   203 185  8 52.3   7/ 0 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    4  1 0
 8/ 8 DODGE BULLETS (126)      258 264 11 49.4   8/ 5 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      4  9 0
 9/ 6*SISTERS OF SMASH (467)    12  13  1 48.0   9- 2 NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)   3  2 0
10/ 9 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      82 112  5 42.3  10/ 7 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)  3  4 1
11/10 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      70 101  5 40.9  11/10*THUNDER STORM (476)       2  0 0
12/11*THE ANIMALS (475)          9  16  0 36.0  12/11 FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)      0  3 0
13/12*LORDS OF DEATH (474)       5  10  1 33.3  13-12 BAD GERMS (430)           0  1 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 Black Sword #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rocanis:

     "No, you don't understand," Barudai the Scout said.  "This is what I found out,
and no one takes time to LISTEN.  Volundagh THOUGHT he had the Black Sword.  But--"
     Rain Caller, the old shaman of the southern Rirorni tribe of the Haimgedai,
stared.  "He LOST it?"
     The young scout shrugged.  "No one knows exactly what happened, but the priest
of Mytori who was sent to get it...didn't come back with it."
     "Did he come back at all?" Uncle Wolf asked.
     "No.  But the other priests don't think he took the Sword himself and, er, did
anything.  They didn't seem to know whether he couldn't find it, or had it taken from
him after he did find it, or just, well, lost it himself."
     "Hmm."  Wolf half-shut his eyes, listening to things that only another shaman
could hear.  "The Sword is awake, there is no question there."
     The other shamans, Rain Caller and Windrider, nodded.  "We hear it, too."
     "But it is not yet...active.  Has not chosen its Hand and gone to war,"
Windrider added.  "There is time to find it and stop it."
     "Find it, yes.  We must, of course," Wolf agreed.  "As to stopping it...how?  We
can't destroy the thing, it's the sword of a god.  It is beyond the strength of any
mortal."
     "Bind it and hide it--" Rain Caller began.
     "That is what was done before, according to the tradition I learned," Wolf said.
"It does not seem to have worked."
     "It worked for a while, for three generations," the older shaman said.  "That
may be all we can do, and it is better than doing nothing."
     "Better than letting Bluesnake get hold of it," Windrider added.
     After a moment of silent resistance, Wolf sighed and bowed his head.  "This is
true," he admitted.  "I could wish for a way to make a complete end to it, but there
is none that we could encompass."  He turned to the scout.  "What have you learned
that might suggest where to look for the sword?"
     The young man shrugged, looking uncomfortable with what he would have to say.
"It has been said that it was found near Taegskel some years ago, and then lost
again, or taken into hiding."
     The others all nodded.  Taegskel was a den of thieves on the coast south of
Bonsur; there were many renegade and refugee Rirorni there.  A few years ago, there
had been some very strange rumors about the place, but nothing obvious had come of
them, and the talk had died down.
     "After that, last summer it would have been, talk started about Volundagh and
what a great leader he could be, how he could unite the tribes and sweep the
Alastarians away--"
     "We tried that, fifteen years ago," Rain Caller said.  "It did not prove so
easy."
     "People want to believe it," Wolf said.  "And the young men now, those who are
seeking to establish their names, they don't remember that time."
     Barudai shrugged.  He barely remembered it himself, he had been no more than
five summers when the War had ended.  "The priests of Mytori said that a sign had
been given that Volundagh was blessed by their god--you heard?"
     "It was what started our worries again," Rain Caller said.  "We--I, at least,
hoped that the rumors of the Sword before were just talk."
     "It has still been no more than talk," Barudai said.  He sounded unconvinced, as
though he was only saying those words to be fair, not because he believed them.
     "So you did not see the Black Sword," Wolf said, "and you believe that no one
else in Volundagh's camp has seen it?"  When the scout nodded, he went on, "We must
find it before they do, and you may be sure they are looking."
     "If we go rushing off, it will look suspicious.  To Bluesnake if to not others.
We dare not raise questions," Rain Caller said.
     "WE cannot go rushing off," Wolf said, baring his teeth in something too hard to
be a smile.  "But...if a few gladiators were to go off, who would notice?  Gladiators
do that.  Especially those who have become Lord Protectors."  He fixed his eyes on
Redfox, who had been silent up to now.  "If you, and...two or three others, were to
go off, who would notice or care, eh?"
     "I knew this was coming," Redfox muttered.  He sighed.  "Okay.  I could probably
find some others.  Shanks Pony here in Rocanis--he's too young to realize what he
would be getting into, or too reckless, but he's graduated from the arena and is
available.  And I might find somebody else here, or in Trocar, or....  Hmm.  Yeah, I
can find the men, young enough to be willing, old enough to be of some use.  Where
would we go?"
     "Start at Taegskel.  You will have to track the sword by rumor, and by the signs
of its passage--by the men it has killed."  Wolf glanced around and bared his teeth
again.  "And take Ghost Dancer.  He is no shaman yet, but he knows enough to be of
use."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hiya, my comrades!
     I'm not really in a rejoicing mood, since I'm leaving a team in shambles.
Anyway, I'm not here for long....  I kept my last bullet for Lady Consolacion.  Good
luck to all.
     Le Nettoye

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster 
gets poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  Now keep the taverns 
open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for NORTHERN BADLANDS, whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 7 into 9th.  THE PENTARCHY stable has parlayed this turn's 
5-0-0 into a 6 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, HARD TIMES fought MARIE ALICE and gained 23 points and 
contributed to THE PENTARCHY's 5-0-0.  INFERNO SERVENT has lost to FLO VALVE, falling 
16 points, while helping make RIDERS OF AHRINGOL a 1-3-0 turn.  This turn LE NETTOYE 
challenged LADY CONSOLACION in what was SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM's Title bout.  Defending 
his title for another turn, LE NETTOYE kept FILIPINA LADYZ's warrior, LADY 
CONSOLACION, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that Arthur's Last Stand uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the DODGE 
BULLETS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM, 
what are you afraid of?  And avoiding DODGE BULLETS more than any other team we find 
RIDERS OF AHRINGOL.  SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM, are we going to accept, or respect this 
sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that DAISY HAMMER from FLOWER HAMMERZ 
was SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM's most challenged warrior this turn.  RAT of THE ANIMALS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he won. 
I thought RAT showed great skill and promise when he won victory over LORD COWAN.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  FLOWER HAMMERZ has sent DAISY HAMMER to 
the Dark Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM and I've a 
long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAM SHAFT 3989               15   5  0   105       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIM BLACKSMITH 3961         16  11  1   107       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-WASTELAND WARLORD 3594       17  14  0    92       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE TENNA 4053              13   5  0    90       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 LADY CONSOLACION 3703        17  20  2    85       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-NYALL BLOODGRIN 3963         16  11  2    84       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620         20  21  0    81       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 REDWIND 4099                 16  11  1    78       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 IDUN 4169                    10  10  0    77       VALHALLA (435)
 FREDDY FENDER 3956           11  14  1    73       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY DOMINGA 3702            12  25  0    61       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 MANKILLER 4279                6   1  0    58       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONJUNCTIVITIS 4129           8   7  0    54       BAD GERMS (430)
 VIPER 4185                    6   5  1    50       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
-STREPTOCOCCUS 4186            8   2  0    45       BAD GERMS (430)
 STORM RIDER 4257              6   2  0    43       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 HUB CAPP 4168                 7   5  0    40       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
-SALMONELLA 4228               4   2  0    37       BAD GERMS (430)
-GHOST CHANT 4184              4   3  0    36       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY ELMA 4244                5   5  0    33       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
-UGLY KID JOE 4246             6   0  0    32       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
-OL' GRIZ 4250                 5   3  0    31       NORTHERN BADLANDS (337)
 FLO VALVE 4243                2   1  0    31       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 TYRANNOPATER 4285             2   2  0    29       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-CRYPTOSPORIDIUM 4229          3   2  0    28       BAD GERMS (430)
 HEIMDALL 4286                 6   0  0    25       VALHALLA (435)
 DONNAR 4275                   4   2  0    25       VALHALLA (435)
 MAELLE 4214                   3   2  0    24       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 HARD TIMES 4318               1   1  0    24       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINCENZO 4319                 2   0  1    23       LORDS OF DEATH (474)
 PARIS STORM 4298              2   0  0    22       THUNDER STORM (476)
 RAT 4297                      2   3  0    21       THE ANIMALS (475)
 LE PLON 4326                  1   0  0    21       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STINK WEED HAMMER 4232        3   3  0    20       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
-DANDELION HAMMER 4116         0  16  0    16       FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
 STORMDANCER 4278              4   3  0    15       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 HESHER THE TALL 4289          1   2  0    15       LORDS OF DEATH (474)
 MAGNI 4287                    4   2  0    14       VALHALLA (435)
 CATHIE 4217                   2   3  0    14       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 FERRET 4327                   1   0  0    13       THE ANIMALS (475)
 CHANTAL 4218                  3   2  1    12       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 MARIE ALICE 4215              3   2  0    11       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 HECATE TRIOS 4288             1   2  0    10       LORDS OF DEATH (474)
 DIANA QUICK 4291              1   2  0    10       LORDS OF DEATH (474)
 PUMA 4294                     2   3  0     9       THE ANIMALS (475)
 INFERNO SERVENT 4191          2   1  0     9       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 PAPER FLOWERS 4182            1   4  0     7       RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
 PAULETTE 4216                 1   4  0     7       SISTERS OF SMASH (467)
 WEASEL 4295                   1   4  0     7       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SABLE 4296                    1   4  0     7       THE ANIMALS (475)
 LADY EMY 4315                 1   3  0     6       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 LORD COWAN 4292               0   3  0     3       LORDS OF DEATH (474)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WOLVERINE 4293         2  2 0 THE ANIMALS 475       VINCENZO 4319         263         
CORONAVIRUS 4259       4  4 3 BAD GERMS 430         VIPER 4185            262         
LADY EVELYN 4194       8  7 1 FILIPINA LADYZ 423    LE NETTOYE 4069       262 NONE    
DAISY HAMMER 3317     15 26 1 FLOWER HAMMERZ 372    HIGH ELF 342          264 NONE    
MAC THE KNIFE 4290     0  1 0 LORDS OF DEATH 474    CHANTAL 4218          262         
PRINCESSE ADELAI 4248  3  2 0 THE PENTARCHY 397     LADY EVELYN 4194      261 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lords of Death -- Welcome!  As you may have noticed, our teams met thricely, and one
death.  Know that the Sisters of Smash gladly await a feud.  (It's only normal.)  But
this team is only a training one, i.e.--all basher, and tend to fight every other
turn since I don't keep them on maintenance.  Good luck. -- Blackstorm (S.O.S.)

Stormdancer -- You should start like that.  Lucky I brought extra skin. -- Cathie

Mac the Knife (R.I.P.) -- Sorry for stomping on you afterwards.  I get blood crazy.
-- Chantal

Lady Emy -- Ouch!!  I didn't mean that last one. -- Maelle

Hesher the tall -- That was real Slugfest!  I really enjoyed that one.  We must do it
again. -- Marie Alice

Diana Quick -- Indeed.  Quick, but not quick enough.  Shields are worthless! --
Paulette

The Scribe -- Please feel free to use my Sisters of Smash in your adventures.  I'm
trying to promote mean female mercenaries with this team. -- Blackstorm

Pentarque -- Well, not if you look over here. -- S.O.S.

Liam the Goth -- Greetings!  Good luck at the T.W. and no hard feelings.  It's just
me in role-play.  It'll stay in 47. -- Blackstorm

The Animals and Lords of Death -- I'm new here too, but I've been around a long time.
I'm always willing to give advice if anyone needs it.  I'm here learning about
bashers. -- Blackstorm

Lords of Death -- Welcome to Slaughter Priest Memorial Arena.  I do hope you have fun
here and have a long run in this great arena.  Feel free to say hi or not. -- Liam
the Goth, wondering cleric

Asir -- Whoops on Coronavirus.  He put Viper to his des, 'which' is his fav and fav
weapon. -- Liam

Walking Thunder -- Hey, I'll be in Arkers (DM 8) in the next month or so.  If you
need anything diplo me in North Fork (DM 47).  My team there is Gothic Ministry (592)
or More Goth (664) in Talcama (DM 18) or diplo Buddy Lee at his favorite haunts or
just talk to me at work. -- Liam

Ol' Griz -- You have a twin brother in Arkers? -- Liam

Maximillian -- Hope my ally isn't getting under your skin?  Wow I have never seen you
like that before.  So where do we stand in all of this 'madness?'  Well I will be
shutting down here soon, so I can get up and running in Arkers in the next few
months.  Got an invite from my teacher, so I'll see you there. -- Liam

Blackstorm -- No problem on the downchallenge.  If you don't like them I'm cool with
that.  My bad. -- Liam

Ed. -- Could we please have a list of Who's Who in town? -- Lord Xiang

     I'm getting a sense of deja vu....  This is teams listed in last turn's
     newsletter.  If I've gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix
     it. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     BAD GERMS             Assurnasirbanipal     RIDERS OF AHRINGOL     Liam the Goth
     DODGE BULLETS         Uncle Wolf            SISTERS OF SMASH       Blackstorm
     FILIPINA LADYZ        Lady Martilyo         THE ANIMALS            ?
     FLOWER HAMMERZ        Hammer                THE PENTARCHY          The Pentalque
     LORDS OF DEATH        ?                     THUNDER STORM          ?
     NORTHERN BADLANDS     Maximillian           VALHALLA               KAT

Mr. Chomp Chomp -- (recoiling)  What's the (erp!) deal with the (erp!) teeth?  I'm
(erp!) not a carrot!  (erp!) -- Wyatt Burp

Idun -- You might do better to stay home and grow apples.  Sure, you'd have to worry
about, oh, cedar-apple rust, for instance, but that isn't anywhere near as unpleasant
as an arena defeat, I bet! -- Young Joan

Lady Dominga -- I salute you, madam, for a strong attempt.  May you fare better in
future matches. -- Redwind
P.S.  Matches with other people, needless to say.

Storm Rider -- Ouch!  All that jagged lightning?  I think I'll stick with horses. --
Mankiller

Lady Elma -- By virtue of being our last opponent of the day, you have given us a
great gift, for which we thank you.  Five and oh!  This is...unusual, and very
treasured.  We would be delighted to take you out to dinner, or whatever might suit
your fancy. -- Stormdancer

Lord Protector Le Nettoye and Lady Protector Daisy Hammer -- At this time, "lands for
gladiators" are not among those things that can be found easily or even exist at all.
Our hearty congratulations, of course, go with you to the Isle. -- Arenamaster Nor

Lord Protector Wyatt Burp and Lady Protector Young Joan -- Yes, and now that I think
about it, nothing was said to the two of you, either, was it?  Well, see above. --
Arenamaster Nor

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAISY HAMMER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LE NETTOYE devastated LADY CONSOLACION in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TYRANNOPATER handily defeated MAGNI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
WEASEL was unbelievably bested by DIANA QUICK in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
PUMA was overpowered by MAELLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SABLE was devastated by PARIS STORM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RAT devastated LORD COWAN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
CAM SHAFT savagely defeated IDUN in a action packed 4 minute expert's Title melee.
ANNE TENNA viciously subdued REDWIND in a action packed 1 minute gory expert's fight.
MR. CHOMP CHOMP savagely defeated LADY DOMINGA in a popular 1 minute expert's match.
VIPER was demolished by FREDDY FENDER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HUB CAPP was outwaited by STORM RIDER in a monotonous 19 minute contest.
MANKILLER demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
INFERNO SERVENT was handily defeated by FLO VALVE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
STORMDANCER was vanquished by LADY ELMA in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
HEIMDALL outwaited HECATE TRIOS in a exciting 8 minute fray.
DONNAR viciously subdued CATHIE in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
CHANTAL was overpowered by LE PLON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
PAULETTE was overpowered by HESHER THE TALL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MARIE ALICE was handily defeated by HARD TIMES in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PAPER FLOWERS was narrowly defeated by VINCENZO in a 4 minute beginner's fight.
LADY EMY was savagely defeated by FERRET in a action packed 5 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  10 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  32 -  3      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  19 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  32 -  4      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  25 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  23 -  0      32  |

Turn 264 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CAM SHAFT 3989             15   5  0  105 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNE TENNA 4053            13   5  0   90 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
STRIKING ATTACK  VIPER 4185                  6   5  1   50 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
TOTAL PARRY      STORM RIDER 4257            6   2  0   43 RIDERS OF AHRINGOL (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MR. CHOMP CHOMP 3620.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HECATE TRIOS 4288.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAM SHAFT 3989, 
IDUN 4169, FERRET 4327, ANNE TENNA 4053, DONNAR 4275, DIANA QUICK 4291, RAT 4297, MR. 
CHOMP CHOMP 3620, LADY ELMA 4244, and LE PLON 4326.

The least popular fighter this week was HUB CAPP 4168.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STORM RIDER 4257, HEIMDALL 4286, SABLE 4296, MARIE ALICE 4215, PAULETTE 
4216, INFERNO SERVENT 4191, VIPER 4185, LADY DOMINGA 3702, LORD COWAN 4292, and PUMA 
4294.

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

DAISY HAMMER (28-3317) FLOWER HAMMERZ (372)
LE NETTOYE (28-4069) THE PENTARCHY (397)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI