DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2009    Duedate: 05/28/2009

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-306

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPASAN
PHANTACITY (480)
(28-4381) [17-15-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OPASAN                         CRUORIS
PHANTACITY (480)               SANGUIS MORI (488)
(28-4381) [17-15-1,110]        (28-4388) [6-3-1,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MANKILLER                      SCARLET
DODGE BULLETS (126)            D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
(28-4279) [24-25-0,97]         (28-4603) [8-4-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SANGUIS MORI (488)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHANTACITY (480)            43
2. SANGUIS MORI (488)          32      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. STEEL AND SILK (495)        32      Unchartered Team
4. THE PENTARCHY (397)         29
5. SONS OF MARS (526)          24      ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      340 203  7 62.6   1/ 4*SANGUIS MORI (488)       12  3 0
 2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     36  22  0 62.1   2/ 1 PHANTACITY (480)          9  4 0
 3/ 1*ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)        6   4  1 60.0   3/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)       8  6 0
 4/ 0*SONS OF MARS (526)         3   2  0 60.0   4/ 2 STEEL AND SILK (495)      8  6 0
 5/ 4*SANGUIS MORI (488)        26  19  4 57.8   5/ 3 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      7  8 0
 6/ 7 PHANTACITY (480)          89  88  8 50.3   6/10*ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)       6  4 1
 7/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)      362 363 12 49.9   7/ 6 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  6 0
 8/ 8 ZULU NATION (501)         51  57  5 47.2   8/ 7*THE CONDEMNED (520)       6  9 1
 9/ 9 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      27  33  4 45.0   9/11 THE PENTARCHY (397)       5  4 0
10/10 STEEL AND SILK (495)      78  96  1 44.8  10/ 8 ZULU NATION (501)         4 10 1
11/ 6*THE CONDEMNED (520)        6   9  1 40.0  11/ 0*SONS OF MARS (526)        3  2 0
12/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (524)        2   3  0 40.0  12/ 0*FORCE OF FIVE (524)       2  3 0
13/11*PAX CLAN (522)             5  15  3 25.0  13/ 9*PAX CLAN (522)            1 14 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 #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The full moon made a path of silver light through the tomb, but beyond the inner
door there was darkness.  Math stared at it for a long moment, then made the last
step, the one that would take him through.  It was like pushing through a curtain, or
a soft wall.  He felt it clinging to his face and hands, blocking his breath, and it
was like thick syrup so that he moved as through deep water.  The taste of it was
fear, and it was cold as death.  If they had to travel far like this--he didn't think
he would survive it.
     One difficult step.  Two.  He never thought of turning back, knew without asking
that wouldn't work.  Three.  It was impossible to hold some course here in smothering
darkness, impossible to know if anyone was ahead of him still.  Four.  Amazing that
the horse was so steady.  Five--
     Torchlight, so bright after the darkness that it was blinding.  Malcorn, Uncle
Wolf, the Dark Stranger, and their mounts.  Malcorn and Wolf held torches.  Math
gasped in relief.  The others would see fear's shadow still on his face, but he
didn't care.  Each of those three was in some way prepared for--if not this, things
of a similar nature.  Mage Lord, for Malcorn was surely that now, shaman, and...
whatever the Stranger was.  Whereas he, Math op Owain, was just an ordinary man.
     Still, he was not a total coward, and he could at least assume the mask of
courage.  He took a careful breath and looked around.  A cave, or more precisely a
tunnel.  The rock of the walls was rough and black and drank the torchlight, but the
floor was smooth and looked like some kind of tiles or paving stones.  Red.  Even,
blood-red.  Not a pleasant image, but at least there WAS a floor.  It sloped downward
ahead of them.  Math did not look behind.  He had a feeling the 'doorway' through
which they'd come was gone or closed and would rather not know that definitely.
     Lord Malcorn met his eyes and nodded once.  Math read a wordless message of
approval and straightened his back, squared his shoulders.  When Malcorn led the way
down the tunnel, Math was ready to follow.
     They seemed to be walking for a long time, hours maybe.  Math would have sworn
to that, except... the torches didn't burn away.  The possibility that only minutes
had passed since they entered this tunnel--no, he wouldn't believe that.  Maybe not
hours, but more than a few minutes.  Time was twisted here, that had to be the
answer.
     Something ahead.  At first he couldn't make out what, the torchlight didn't
reach far, and besides, it didn't make sense.  A bridge, in this cave?  The floor
ahead went from red to black, which must be a river or, well, something along that
line.  With a bridge over it.  A stone arch, it looked like, maybe four feet wide,
without railings or even curbs at the edges.  Something on the bridge, nearer this
end than the center.  How many times did an adventure begin with monsters guarding
the only way to get somewhere?  He had a bad feeling about this--a fight on that
narrow bridge?  Disaster waiting to happen.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #35 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lord Malcorn didn't hesitate, leading them straight to the beginning of the
bridge.  Math looked at the river uneasily.  Its nature was clear once they were
close to it.  Though it was dark and glassy smooth, he could see things--he didn't
know what things and didn't want to--carried along by the current just under the
surface.  Carried along fast.  And it exhaled dampness, with curling wisps of mist
drifting above the water, and every solid thing in sight dripping moisture.  The cold
made his bones ache.
     The guardian of the span stepped closer to them, giving him a clearer view of it
than he would have liked.  Part human or maybe ape, part mastiff with jaws that could
bite a man's head off, and a hint of something demonic as well.  Its eyes glowed red.
Math found himself unable to laugh at the cliche.  And, after all, what was a cliche
except something that had been right over and over again?  It had claws to go with
its fangs, and just in case that wasn't enough, carried a pole-arm with a spearhead
on the end and couple of axe blades.  Anything crossing that bridge would have to
deal with the guardian somehow.
     And it sure looked like Lord Malcorn meant to cross the bridge.
     Malcorn stopped right at the foot of the bridge, where another step would put
him on the span.  He said something, his voice like thunder.  Math hadn't expected to
understand it, but some of the words came clearly.  Something about mutual respect
between defenders, and compelling needs, and ancient agreements.  The words rolled
around in his head like dice in a cup, and he swayed where he stood.
     Uncle Wolf was in front of him suddenly, holding a loosely woven cloth bag over
his nose and mouth.  Math staggered and tried to bat it away.  "Breathe!" the shaman
ordered.
     The gladiator breathed, and air came through the cloth, scented with juniper.
He coughed and breathed in again.  Blinked as his head cleared.  "What...?"
     "The vapors from the water will put you to sleep if you aren't prepared," Wolf
said.  "My apologies, I had forgotten that you would have no defense against them
such as the rest of us do.  Keep the juniper, breathe only through it until I tell
you differently."
     Math nodded, holding the bag of juniper in place.  "What about the horses?"
     "It won't affect them, they aren't sufficiently self-conscious."  The old shaman
turned back to watch the negotiation at the bridge.
     Malcorn produced a large coin and held it up.  Math supposed it was gold, but it
looked darker and redder, more like copper or even bronze.
     The bridge guardian reached out to touch it but didn't grip the coin yet.  It
spoke in a growling voice.  "You and yours may pass by this token.  But only one way.
No return across the bridge!"
     "That is the agreement," Malcorn said.  "We will abide by it."  He laid the coin
in the guardian's hand.
     The guardian took it and bowed low, then stepped to the side.  Off the bridge.
Math blinked and pressed the juniper closer to his face.  It looked like the guardian
was standing in mid-air above the river!
     Malcorn bowed in return, not so low, maybe, but with obvious respect, and led
his horse onto the bridge.  Wolf nudged the reluctant Dark Stranger forward, followed
it, and beckoned to Math to bring up the rear.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hi all!

Want to take this opportunity and humbly apologize for not writing many personals.
Often lack of time and prefer not to initiate a debateto not to finish one.

But I do read what you write and it both amuses and annoys. :)

It's a great and living arena and it's a wonder to battle you all.

Best of luck to all in the tournament and may Moryas banner fly high and proud.

Omega, mgr of Opason

P.S.  Cash meals, sorry for the downchallenge but you are next in line.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, MORYA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, PHANTACITY, since SANGUIS 
MORI took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the taverns 
open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for PAX CLAN, whose 0-5-0 this turn 
dropped them by 4 into 13th.  Ha!  ODIN'S CHOSEN turned their 2-3-0 turn into a 6th 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Now let's all watch SANGUIS MORI's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  
Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Looks like MORYA has some guts at 
least, OPASAN the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  OPASAN 
challenged CASH MEALS for MORYA's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  And if 
variety is the spice of life, MORYA may be getting bland, as OPASAN stays top dog in 
the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MORYA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
STEEL AND SILK the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
it looks like SANGUIS MORI avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  I guess I can give a little credit to SECI of 
PHANTACITY for challenging up by 22 to YAU (DARKFACE).  SECI won to get 98 points of 
recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Let's see, 6-3-0.  Pretty good record for 
a living warrior.  A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for ASSUNDRIES 
of EXPENSE ACCOUNT.  Tsk.  A big yahoo goes out to EXPERIENTIA this turn, for 
revenging STEEL AND SILK's bloodfeud against THE CONDEMNED's warrior NENA VIXIN.  
Heh, heh, heh.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches 
up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in MORYA to get a drink than Arthur's Last 
Stand!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPASAN 4381                  17  15  1   110       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORVANDIS 4402               19  17  0   100       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SECI 4464                    16  10  2    98       PHANTACITY (480)
 MANKILLER 4279               24  25  0    97       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 CASH MEALS 4532              10   6  0    95       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SURGICAL 4437                12  16  0    88       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 EXPERIENTIA 4483             13   8  0    87       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 YAU (DARKFACE) 4519          12   7  0    76       ZULU NATION (501)
 SCARLET 4603                  8   4  0    71       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDRIDER 4424              17  17  0    70       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOD 4525                     11   6  1    66       ZULU NATION (501)
 PIZDA 4599                    9   1  0    58       PHANTACITY (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANFERROUS 4508               12   6  0    52       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 CRUORIS 4388                  6   3  1    49       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 OTHER 4536                   12   5  0    47       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629          6   3  0    47       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640          4   2  0    47       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621               7   4  0    44       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MORTUUS 4387                  6   3  1    41       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 PARKING FEES 4535             3   4  0    37       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAEDERE 4389                  6   3  1    33       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 JENNSEN 4604                  6   6  0    32       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           5  12  0    32       ZULU NATION (501)
 MESSORA 4427                  5   1  1    30       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-TEZCATLIPOCA 4641             3   0  0    29       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               5   4  0    27       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 CASCELLA 4659                 3   3  0    26       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-WHITE BECT 4645               2   1  0    24       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHANDALEN 4602                4   8  3    23       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 NENA VIXIN 4670               2   1  1    23       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 GUNGNARTH 3568                2   0  1    22       ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)
 IWRON DESTUDE 4713            1   0  0    20       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684                3   1  0    19       PHANTACITY (480)
 FORSETI 3567                  2   0  0    19       ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)
 REIBISCH 4683                 3   1  0    18       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 GUNGNITH 3566                 1   1  0    16       ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)
 ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628            3   3  1    15       ZULU NATION (501)
 THOR THORSSON 3564            1   1  0    12       ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)
 LOURDEPATTE 4690              1   2  0    11       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709          1   0  0    10       SONS OF MARS (526)
 PYRITE 4698                   1   0  0    10       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 GAIUS NERO 4707               1   0  0     7       SONS OF MARS (526)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694               1   0  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 FLEN ASAIL 4668               1   2  0     5       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 DEAEL 4671                    1   2  0     5       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 DASK RUIN 4667                1   2  0     5       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 APPIUS CLAUDIUS 4708          1   0  0     5       SONS OF MARS (526)
 BOOMERANG 4696                1   0  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 SICARIUS 4697                 1   1  0     4       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 THORA THORSSON 3565           0   2  0     2       ODIN'S CHOSEN (403)
 MARCUS CAMILLUS 4705          0   1  0     1       SONS OF MARS (526)
 LIZARD 4693                   0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 SABRETOOTH 4692               0   1  0     1       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 MADELINE 4710                 0   1  0     1       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 CINCINNATUS 4706              0   1  0     1       SONS OF MARS (526)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEIFFERT 4627           2  4 1 D'HARAN EMPIRE 513   ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628    302  REVENGED
ASSUNDRIES 4555         6  3 0 EXPENSE ACCOUNT 506  ZOD 4525              306   
FLUNKY 4695             0  1 0 FORCE OF FIVE 524    BLACK ORC             306  NONE
BOBBY PAX 4678          1  3 1 PAX CLAN 522         ARENAMASTER NOR       306  NONE
DIANA PAX 4677          1  3 1 PAX CLAN 522         BANDIT PRINCE         306  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MELVIN PAX 4681         1  3 0 PAX CLAN 522         MOUNTAIN TROLL        306  NONE
MORGANNA PAX 4679       1  3 0 PAX CLAN 522         BLACK ORC             306  NONE
SARA PAX 4680           1  3 1 PAX CLAN 522         SPYMASTER             306  NONE
PATULJAK 4590           1  6 0 PHANTACITY 480       CHANDALEN 4602        302  JUST REVENGED
CASKET 4712             0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   WURM KIN              306  NONE
PLATINUM PEACH 4699     0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   NENA VIXIN 4670       305  JUST REVENGED
WREN STAVELY 4669       0  2 0 THE CONDEMNED 520    GUNGNARTH 3568        305   
ZAIRE (DARKFACE) 4661   2  3 0 ZULU NATION 501      ARENAMASTER NOR       306  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crictor Ungerer -- Couldn't you have tried beating up on Hertz first? -- Rental Car

Benefit Plan, Stormdancer?  Isn't it enough that I pay "some" expenses?  What's a
Company to do in this economy? -- Finance Manager

Darkface Zo -- You challenged me?  Well, thanks!  I needed a win likr that. --
Assundries

Fratsfa Slave -- Now you are mine. -- Other

Experimentia -- I lucked out on avoiding disaster again.  Oh, my! -- Cash Meals

Good luck to all in The Mailer. -- Finance Manager

Other -- Thanks for the kudos!  You deserved your victory, I am an old-style funny
warrior! -- Patte de Saguar

Welcome, Bobby Pax! -- Le Pentarque

Sorry if I don't field the whole team right now... they should be back, if they are
still able to stand on their feet, after the tournament. -- Le Pentarque, typing from
holidays!

Zod -- Nice moves!  My first "This Week's Favorite" too.  I'll fondly remember that.
-- Scarlet

Morganna Pax -- Will do.  As for those Ls, it's their shape.  Soften them in your ale
before swallowing. -- Reibisch

Bobby Pax -- Careful or people might start calling you Echo Clan.  Not that I mind.
If the other three give us two consecutive wins each, let's have a family reunion. --
Cascella

Mortuus -- I can only guess your tained blood was the reason you kept standing.
Retry later. -- Chandalen

Cloudrider -- For a cloud, you don't give out much. -- Jennsen

Lorvandis -- Not ST but lack of DF.  Just expirimenting, anyway. -- Jennsen

Patte De Saguar -- What do you think of my new look? -- Anferrous

Lorvandis -- Nice rating, Lor.  -- Surgical 

Cash Meals -- I don't know about "cash," but you definitely "crashed" my title run.
-- Experientia, the frustrated

Nena Vixin -- Our regards are enroute... -- Gladiators of Steel & Silk

All -- Congratulations Opasan, the throne is yours!  I hope to remedy that in the
near future, but internal developments may bog me down a turn or two (tourney for
Pyrite, and death of my Peach).  Azaziel, it's good to see you coming on strong.
Keep up the good work.  Finance Manager, thanks for the compliments on S. Rose, she
did turn out fine after all.  And finally, a welcome to The Condemned... and Odin's
Chosen.  You've joined a fine arena. -- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Steel and Silk
P.S.  Drinks sound great, Pax.  I operate an Arms and Armor shop here, so if you need
some gear or just some polish, stop by Eldritch Arms & Armor.  Salute!

Surgical -- I couldn't let you have your way with me, because my insurance doesn't
cover surgery. -- Lorvandis

Jennsen -- Not going to happen, ma'am. -- Cloudrider

Zaire -- Somehow you seem unlike an elf.  But then, what do I know about elves, eh?
Good try, but reckless. -- Blood Hawk

Opasan -- Oh, all right, take the title, then!  See if I care! -- Mankiller

Finance Manager -- Yeah, and they do it in Missouri, too. -- Jorja

Jennsen -- No, if you get EVERYTHING you want, you don't appreciate it as much. --
Lorvandis

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIANA PAX was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOBBY PAX was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MORGANNA PAX was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ZAIRE (DARKFACE) was butchered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SARA PAX was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
MELVIN PAX was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
FLUNKY was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
CASKET was butchered by WURM KIN in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
EXPERIENTIA viciously subdued NENA VIXIN in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Bloodfeud duel.
PIZDA overpowered CHANDALEN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
OPASAN defeated CASH MEALS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
SECI handily defeated YAU (DARKFACE) in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ZOD murdered ASSUNDRIES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ANFERROUS was viciously subdued by SCARLET in a exciting 2 minute Challenge battle.
CRICTOR UNGERER beat PARKING FEES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
CASCELLA was savagely defeated by MORTUUS in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DASK RUIN was vanquished by VRTOGLAVA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
THOR THORSSON was viciously subdued by MESSORA in a 1 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
GUNGNARTH overpowered SICARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
FLEN ASAIL was luckily beaten by LOURDEPATTE in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
GUNGNITH was bested by CAEDERE in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
MANKILLER was defeated by SURGICAL in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
CLOUDRIDER was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's fray.
LORVANDIS handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
OTHER was savagely defeated by CRUORIS in a tiresome 7 minute gory duel.
PATTE DE SAGUAR vanquished REIBISCH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JENNSEN was subdued by BLOOD HAWK in a 2 minute melee.
ZZ (DARKFACE) was beaten by RENTAL CAR in a 1 minute duel.
FORSETI handily defeated SABRETOOTH in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
THORA THORSSON was viciously subdued by GAIUS NERO in a 5 minute gory novice's bout.
DEAEL was viciously subdued by JUGGERNAUT in a 6 minute brutal novice's fray.
PYRITE demolished CINCINNATUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BOOMERANG luckily beat MARCUS CAMILLUS in a action packed 2 minute novice's bout.
LIZARD was subdued by APPIUS CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute beginner's contest.
QUINTUS MAXIMUS overpowered MADELINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
IWRON DESTUDE demolished JAR JAR BINKS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  25 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     26 -  18 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  33 -  3      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  18 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         AIMED BLOW        21 -  24 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  32 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  38 -  5      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  10 -  1      33  |

Turn 306 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        2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  8         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      OPASAN 4381                17  15  1  110 PHANTACITY (480)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORVANDIS 4402             19  17  0  100 DODGE BULLETS (126)
SLASHING ATTACK  SECI 4464                  16  10  2   98 PHANTACITY (480)
LUNGING ATTACK   YAU (DARKFACE) 4519        12   7  0   76 ZULU NATION (501)
AIMED BLOW       ZOD 4525                   11   6  1   66 ZULU NATION (501)
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508             12   6  0   52 STEEL AND SILK (495)
PARRY-STRIKE     CRUORIS 4388                6   3  1   49 SANGUIS MORI (488)
WALL OF STEEL    OTHER 4536                 12   5  0   47 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MANKILLER 4279.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCARLET 4603.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORTUUS 4387, FLEN ASAIL 
4668, MARCUS CAMILLUS 4705, CASCELLA 4659, BLOOD HAWK 4621, SECI 4464, LORVANDIS 
4402, GAIUS NERO 4707, EXPERIENTIA 4483, and OPASAN 4381.

The least popular fighter this week was OTHER 4536.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JUGGERNAUT 4694, MADELINE 4710, CINCINNATUS 4706, THORA THORSSON 3565, 
ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628, JENNSEN 4604, REIBISCH 4683, CRUORIS 4388, LOURDEPATTE 4690, and 
SICARIUS 4697.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OPASAN (28-4381) PHANTACITY (480)
MANKILLER (28-4279) DODGE BULLETS (126)