DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2008    Duedate: 02/07/2008

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-289

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAIDISAVA
THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4370) [13-2-0,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAIDISAVA                      ZAIRE
THE PENTARCHY (397)            ZULU NATION (501)
(28-4370) [13-2-0,150]         (28-4488) [5-4-1,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAIDISAVA                      VAIDISAVA
THE PENTARCHY (397)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4370) [13-2-0,150]         (28-4370) [13-2-0,150]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE PENTARCHY (397)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLYING MONKEYS (493)        34
2. PHANTACITY (480)            33      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. THE PENTARCHY (397)         32      Unchartered Team
4. THE ANIMALS (475)           23
5. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       22      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SPACELY'S SPROCKET (503)   5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 THE PENTARCHY (397)      12  3 0
 2/ 2*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)      6   2  0 75.0   2/ 8 THE ANIMALS (475)         9  6 0
 3/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      295 181  7 62.0   3/ 2 DODGE BULLETS (126)       8  7 1
 4/ 3 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    46  29  5 61.3   4/ 6 FLYING MONKEYS (493)      7  7 0
 5/ 6 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     41  40  1 50.6   5/ 3*ZULU NATION (501)         7  7 0
 6/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)      322 320 12 50.2   6/ 5 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    7  8 0
 7/ 5*ZULU NATION (501)         19  20  3 48.7   7/11*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  2 0
 8/ 9 THE ANIMALS (475)         73  77  5 48.7   8/ 7 PHANTACITY (480)          6  9 0
 9/ 8 PHANTACITY (480)          51  54  7 48.6   9/12*SERPENT_CRUE (494)        4 11 0
10-10*BLOOD LEGION (486)        16  21  2 43.2  10-10 STEEL AND SILK (495)      3  2 0
11/11 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      94 124  6 43.1  11- 4*BLOOD LEGION (486)        3  5 1
12-12 STEEL AND SILK (495)      40  65  1 38.1  12- 9*SPACELY'S SPROCKET (503)  1  0 0
13/15 FLYING MONKEYS (493)      17  31  1 35.4  13/13 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      1  2 0
14/14*SERPENT_CRUE (494)        15  28  3 34.9  14/15 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     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[ Edge of Night #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Beginning near Morya:

     Cloudrider had never been so frightened in his life.  He had surrendered
physical control to the ghost of his teammate Nightwind, as instructed.  After that--
he hadn't been sure what to expect.  But not this.  Was this what it was like to fly?
His eyes told him he was far above the earth, or whatever surface was down there.
But his body said he was running along a... along the surface of a wind.  A cold
wind; it looked like faint blue glass under his feet.  Or like a frozen stream,
wandering across a skyscape.  Young Joan ran in front of him and a little higher.
Maybe they were climbing a slope of air.  He sneaked a look downward again, horrified
at the concept.  Was it good or bad that he couldn't recognize any landmarks?  Maybe
he was too high to see anything he'd know.  An image came into his mind of a rabbit
he had once seen carried away by an eagle.  The eagle had dropped it from some great
altitude, Cloudrider had no idea why, but the rabbit had hit the ground near him--
     "Relax," the ghost said.  "I will not let you fall.  And we have almost reached
the threshhold of the Hunting Ground."
     "Hunting--?"
     "A place," Nightwind said.  "It is hard to describe to one who has not seen it,
and I suspect that even when you do, seeing it with the eyes of the body will be so
different that my description would be pointless.  Think of it as like and unlike the
Spirit Lands:  It is not 'real' as the living know it, but also not the..." the
ghost's voice faltered in his mind, "also not the true Spirit Land.  It is a place
between the two, where necromancers go to do their work."
     "Which, if I correctly understand what you said before, makes it a sort of hell
for you," Cloudrider said.
     "Yes.  I am not happy to be going there, but someone has to end this wicked
enslavement of souls.  I was chosen."
     "Chosen?  By whom?"
     "By that which oversees the Places of Death and the Dead.  The Alastarians call
it Ahringol, but that's just a name.  Names are too small."
     "I think I feel better, having a name to call it."
     "Then call it Ahringol, if you want."  The ghost shrugged.  "Ah, look ahead of
us!  The edge of the Hunting Ground."
     Cloudrider looked, and almost choked on fear.  Ahead and above was something
that looked like the highest waterfall imaginable, and the widest--he could not see
either end.  Just the dizzying plunge of... probably not water into the depths below.
Toward the 'real world' below.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere congruent with southern Alastari:

     "Why have you come here, motral?"  The voice emerged from darkness and cold
wind, and it seemed to echo out of a deep cave.  At the same time, so far as time had
a meaning here, a form condensed in front of Uncle Wolf.  Black and without visible
details, with eyes as white as the full moon and white antlers gleaming in the light
of a moon that did not shine here.  Where another kind of being would move in the
aura of its own warmth and scent, this one exuded awe and dread.
     Though he had never met this Great One personally before, Wolf knew who it was.
He bowed low.  "I have been called and sent," he said.  "I go where I am commanded."
     Amusement.  "That must be a first for you."
     "Perhaps.  I do not recall."  He closed his mouth and waited.  To be the first
to speak of his mission here would be taken as a weakness.  It would be a weakness,
the mortal flaw of impatience.
     More amusement.  Not something so ordinary as a laugh, but a scent of response
that in a human would be laughter.  Amusement passed.  "You have been invoked to deal
with the Soul-Stealer," the Horned Hunter said.  "That Word has come to Us," it added
ambiguously.  "We have thought to Hunt this rash mortal Ourselves."
     "If You unleashed your full power on Alastari at this time, You might unmake
it."
     "True.  What of that?  For all within the Mortal Lands, every beginning comes at
last to an ending.  It may be that now is the ending for Alastari."
     "And it may not be so.  One said to me once that endings should not be hastened
but allowed to arrive in their own times.  And also that the ending of something so
large and deep-rooted as Alastari is... complicated.  Not for one such as myself to
trifle with."  Wolf squinted at the dark shape and decided that nothing but the most
brutal honesty would serve him here.  "It is not for one such as You to trifle here,
either."
     Anger, insulted dignity.  Amusement again.  "Truth."  A silence that seemed
long.  "So be it.  The Night Riders shall aid you, they shall even follow your
directions, within reason.  We shall send Words to them, making it so."
     Wolf deemed it prudent to bow again, and to keep silent.  He did not fancy
working with the Night Riders, but they were "better" than the Great Hunt.  And they
would be well able to sniff out necromancers wherever such might hide.  He saw now
that it was to secure this aid that he had been sent to the Horned Hunter.  Which he
had now done, and more easily than expected.  He wanted to leave, to return to the
Mortal World and get on with it, but he dared not until the Hunter gave permission.
     "We are minded to... ask a boon in return," the Hunter said.  Light from an
invisible moon glinted on its horns as the great head turned to look off to the side.
     Wolf felt that his skin tightened all over with alertness and... yes, fear, too.
"Ask, though little is within my power compared to yours."
     "We stand very near to the border between Matter and Spirit," the Hunter said,
"as do you.  But on opposite sides.  The circumstances which permit Us to reach
across that border are not common, they do not pertain at this time.  But We can
reach you."  A hand materialized between the two of them, with a square of fluttering
cloth laid across its palm and a silver arm-ring lying on the cloth.  "Take this to
the Silent Place near the Ancient City, that which mortals now call Zuwayza, and give
it into the keeping of One you will find there.  That One will then release the Night
Riders to your commands."
     Wolf would sooner have touched a scorpion than that arm-ring, but there seemed
to be no alternative here.  He forced his unwilling hands to reach out and grip the
corners of the cloth, lifting the ring without touching it.  "I shall do this if I
can," he said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MORYA to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but BLOOD LEGION 
really goofed with their 0-0-0.  THE ANIMALS like really fought hard to move up to 
2nd from 8th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 3-1-0 this turn for 
a total 6-2-0 you ask?  (Sure)  EXPENSE ACCOUNT's their name, and fighting's their 
game!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  VAIDISAVA 
knows this.  She was challenged by the Duelmaster.  And I was just getting used to 
the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome VAIDISAVA.  Aren't THE PENTARCHY 
proud.  (Oh, my.) 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 warriors of BLOOD LEGION must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  I don't know what EXPENSE ACCOUNT's been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from BLOOD LEGION, that's fer sher.  Can SERPENT_CRUE's 
KARMA be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found out XANAX challenged 
STORMDANCER.  After all, haven't THE PENTARCHY and DODGE BULLETS had a long standing 
duel in MORYA?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but STORMDANCER wants me 
to write about it since he was subdued by XANAX.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  THE PACIFIST bloodfeuded (is that a word?) 
ZAIRE for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Fight, 
fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     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                  
 VAIDISAVA 4370               13   2  0   150       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PLON 4326                 18   7  0   104       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 KASAP 4449                    8   2  0   102       PHANTACITY (480)
 TROOPER TED 4443             13   2  1    99       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SRAN3E 4382                  12   5  0    98       PHANTACITY (480)
 XANAX 4384                   10   3  0    94       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCARLET ROSE 4440             8  13  0    89       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 LADY ELMA 4244               17  18  1    87       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 SHARAPOVA 4371               12   7  1    81       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-VELVET FINISH 4441           11  10  0    78       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 STORMDANCER 4278             18  14  1    72       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456       11   2  2    71       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 PUMA 4294                    15  15  0    69       THE ANIMALS (475)
 MANKILLER 4279               18  14  0    68       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-DRUNKEN DONUT 3712           13   4  0    68       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORVANDIS 4402               12   7  0    66       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-STARGRITS 3714                6   2  0    57       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-EXPERIENTIA 4483              5   2  0    57       STEEL AND SILK (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARJACK 4047                  7   3  0    56       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 OPASAN 4381                   8   9  0    54       PHANTACITY (480)
 VORTEX 4423                   6   4  0    52       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 AARD VARK 4404               13   5  0    51       THE ANIMALS (475)
 OWL 4453                      8   6  2    50       THE ANIMALS (475)
 THE PACIFIST 4420             3   7  0    44       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 AARD WOLF 4411                7  10  1    39       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SECI 4464                     7   4  2    38       PHANTACITY (480)
 RED HAWK 4485                 7   3  0    38       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-SURGICAL 4437                 4  10  0    38       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339       10   6  1    37       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-BLUD 4365                     6   2  1    36       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424               9   8  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRED UCCINI 4421              4   6  1    33       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 ZAIRE 4488                    5   4  1    32       ZULU NATION (501)
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        5   3  1    32       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-HEART 4363                    4   3  0    31       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        7   4  0    30       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 ARMADILLO 4503                5   3  0    24       THE ANIMALS (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAU (DARKFACE) 4519           3   1  0    22       ZULU NATION (501)
-MAU 4430                      2   3  1    21       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 LADY_DIRGE 4435               4   5  2    19       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-ELIZABETH STEELE 4517         2   0  0    19       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 PARKING FEES 4535             1   1  0    19       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 WRAITH_MOURN 4431             4   5  0    18       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               2   0  0    16       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 LADY ANITSIRK 4457            1   6  0    16       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 ZETA 4507                     3   2  1    15       ZULU NATION (501)
-ANFERROUS 4508                3   1  0    15       STEEL AND SILK (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANGUE 4412                   3   3  0    12       BLOOD LEGION (486)
-SPACEMAN SPIFF 4516           1   0  1    11       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 ZOD 4525                      2   1  0    10       ZULU NATION (501)
 OTHER 4536                    2   0  0    10       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 KARMA 4499                    1   3  0    10       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 DEATHSTINED 4498              2   2  0     8       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-SNAOE 4518                    1   0  0     8       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
-TSEE 4541                     1   0  0     6       BLOOD LEGION (486)
-RED FOREMAN 4515              1   0  0     6       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 CASH MEALS 4532               1   1  0     4       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           0   2  0     2       ZULU NATION (501)
 BONGO BOY 4537                0   2  0     2       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 POISON IVY HAMMER 4543        0   1  0     1       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
-MUNCH 4514                    0   1  0     1       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GREEN ROSE HAMME 4335   8  7 1 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481 STORMDANCER 4278      288   
ALFREDO SAWS 4419       2  5 0 FLYING MONKEYS 493   ZAIRE 4488            286  JUST REVENGED
BEZI 4540               0  1 0 PHANTACITY 480       MAU 4430              287   
UBI 4542                0  2 0 PHANTACITY 480       SPYMASTER             289  NONE
UDRI 4332              10  9 5 PHANTACITY 480       VENUS TRAP HAMME 4456 286   
PITH_FERAL 4434         2  7 0 SERPENT_CRUE 494     HIGH ELF              289  NONE
JOURNEY 4462            0  7 0 THE DISCIPLES 497    BLACK ROSE HAMME 4339 285  NOT REVENGED
POT HOLE 4147           1  3 0 UGLY URBAN ORCS 425  MOUNTAIN TROLL        289  NONE
STREET WISE 4095        3  4 1 UGLY URBAN ORCS 425  DARK CHAMPION         289  NONE
ZODWA 4491              3  2 0 ZULU NATION 501      BLUD 4365             286  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well.  Enthusiasm is not always enough!  Sharapova was not ridiculous...but she lost.
That Sran3e is really troubling our happiness. -- Le Pentarque

Welcome (back ?), mighty Finance Manager!  Who were you?  Will you keep it a secret?
Thanks for the congrats anyway, and again...welcome! -- Le Pentarque

Velvet Finish -- I thought exactly like you!  But...miracle?  The same thing happened
with Mankiller.  That's mysterious.  I really don't have a clue.  Thanks for the nice
fights, guys?  You both let me win?  I guessed?  Thanks for Christmas? -- Le Plon

SRAN3E -- Well, I like Sharpova's legs much, much better, and she does have quite the
pleasant "grunt", but I shall congratulate you anyway. -- Finance Manager

Anferrous -- Man, you wore me out trying to wiggle out of that tight parking space!
you cur! -- Parking Fees

Bongo Boy -- Now you presented an interesting face on things.  Do you always come
into the arena like that?  Let's do lunch next week. -- Cash Meals

Well, shucks, I guess.  It was a decent start for the Expense Accounts, but Steel And
Silk made it tough on us with that Anferrous.  Does that mean S and S picks on poor
newbies? -- Finance Manager

     How can you be poor if you're on an expense account? -- Ed.

Spacely's -- Well one thing is for sure; I can't compete with that 83.3%.  A salute
to you. -- Finance Manager (feeling low on cash)

Zulu Nation -- Jeez, will you lighten up on the didactic crap.  You don't have to be
clever, but for crying out loud give us a break from the pretentious spouting.  The
arena is only the arena, after all. -- Flying Monkeys

When you know others, then you are able to attack them.  When you know yourself, you
are able to protect yourself.  Attack is the time for defense, defense is a strategy
of attack.  If you know this, you will not be in danger even if you fight a hundred
battles.  When you only know yourself, this means guarding your energy and waiting.
This is why knowing defense but not offense means half victory and half defeat.  When
you know neither the arts of defense nor the arts of attack, you will lose in battle.
-- Zulu Nation

Blud -- The most efficient of movements is the one that is unexpected; the best of
plans is the one that is unknown. -- Zaire

Blood Legion -- The ability to gain victory by changing and adapting according to
opponents is called genius. -- Zulu Nation

Sangue -- This means winning by intelligence. -- Zeta

Blood Legion -- The comprehensiveness of adaptive movement is limitless. -- Zulu
Nation
P.S.  I'll bring down rain so heavy it hurts their heads....

Bones -- Retribution!  Retribution!  Retribution!  Retribution! -- Zulu Nation
P.S.  Beg for mercy OR I'm coming for your head.

Blood Legion -- When you cannot press forward, cannot retreat backward, and cannot
run to the sides, you have no choice but to fight. -- Zulu Nation
P.S.  Victim!  Victim!  Victim!  Victim!  Victim!

Michael Eldritch -- Hammer has made arrangements with Master Darque regarding the SS3
Gift Certs entry fee for the contest in Arena 45 so that you can begin competing in
the SS3 next cycle.  A stable is being processed with the Gladiatorial Commission and
will arrive for the third round so I can partner with you. -- Lady Martilyo

Michael Eldritch -- This is to verify that SS3 Registration Arrangements have been
made with Master Darque regarding Gift Certs for you to begin scoring SS3 points on
round 3 with your SS3 partner Lady Martilyo who will have her stable activated next
turn in StormCrowe Arena! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Morya MadMan/etc
P.S. Time Jumping story here in Morya has currently jumped away from my creative urge
energy!

Trooper Ted -- Drat.  And I'm not even right-handed. -- Mankiller

Experientia -- So, are you the steel, or the silk?  You LOOK silky, but you fight
steelly. -- Cloudrider

Green Rose Hammer -- That's a sick flower. -- Stormdancer
P.S.  One that doesn't get its job done, most likely.  What were you thinking?
P.P.S.  I didn't realize at first that I'd killed you.  Sorry about that, not my
intention,

The Pacifist -- That won't serve you well in this gladiatorial life. -- Lorvandis

Armadillo -- Even you can be opened up if dropped from a great height. -- Red Hawk

Finance Manager -- (what-can-I-do? shrug)  I don't know why they do well, so how can
I stop them? -- Jorja

Blud -- Gods, I hope not!  At least, I hope it doesn't tell EVERYTHING.  There were
some incidents.... -- Stormdancer

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PITH_FERAL was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
POT HOLE was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
STREET WISE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
UBI was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
OPASAN was subdued by VENUS TRAP HAMMER in a 3 minute Bloodfeud competition.
THE PACIFIST outwaited ZAIRE in a unpopular 13 minute Bloodfeud fight.
SRAN3E was savagely defeated by VAIDISAVA in a 3 minute Challenge Title brawl.
XANAX vanquished STORMDANCER in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FRED UCCINI overpowered ZETA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CASH MEALS was narrowly defeated by KARMA in a 3 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SHARAPOVA was overpowered by KASAP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LE PLON demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TROOPER TED bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
MANKILLER was overpowered by LADY ELMA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
AARD VARK was savagely defeated by LORVANDIS in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
PUMA vanquished BLACK ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BRIAR STEM HAMMER was devastated by VORTEX in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CLOUDRIDER was defeated by AARD WOLF in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
OWL overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
LADY_DIRGE was devastated by THORN STEM HAMMER in a 3 minute gory one-sided contest.
WRAITH_MOURN was vanquished by SECI in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
RED HAWK handily defeated LADY ANITSIRK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ARMADILLO demolished ZOE (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEATHSTINED was vanquished by PARKING FEES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
YAU (DARKFACE) overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ZOD was viciously subdued by JAR JAR BINKS in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
RENTAL CAR viciously subdued BONGO BOY in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
OTHER beat POISON IVY HAMMER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  12 -  3      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  22 -  4      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  21 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  34 -  4      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  3      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  51 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  28 -  2      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  20 -  2      39  |

Turn 289 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       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VAIDISAVA 4370             13   2  0  150 THE PENTARCHY (397)
LUNGING ATTACK   LE PLON 4326               18   7  0  104 THE PENTARCHY (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  KASAP 4449                  8   2  0  102 PHANTACITY (480)
TOTAL PARRY      SRAN3E 4382                12   5  0   98 PHANTACITY (480)
BASHING ATTACK   SHARAPOVA 4371             12   7  1   81 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           18  14  1   72 DODGE BULLETS (126)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456     11   2  2   71 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
AIMED BLOW       VORTEX 4423                 6   4  0   52 FLYING MONKEYS (493)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VAIDISAVA 4370.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VAIDISAVA 4370.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORVANDIS 4402, CASH 
MEALS 4532, VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456, TROOPER TED 4443, SECI 4464, OPASAN 4381, AARD 
WOLF 4411, RENTAL CAR 4534, XANAX 4384, and LE PLON 4326.

The least popular fighter this week was THE PACIFIST 4420.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZAIRE 4488, BONGO BOY 4537, DEATHSTINED 4498, LADY ANITSIRK 
4457, LADY_DIRGE 4435, BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481, MANKILLER 4279, SHARAPOVA 4371, UBI 
4542, and STREET WISE 4095.