DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2009    Duedate: 01/07/2010

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-314

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OTHER
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
(28-4536) [20-5-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OTHER                          QUINTUS MAXIMUS
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)          SONS OF MARS (526)
(28-4536) [20-5-0,105]         (28-4709) [7-2-2,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORVANDIS                      TEZCATLIPOCA
DODGE BULLETS (126)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4402) [19-25-0,82]         (28-4641) [8-3-2,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL AND SILK (495)        55
2. PHANTACITY (480)            49      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       31      Unchartered Team
4. RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)       30
5. D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)        18      SONS OF MARS (526)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     64  30  0 68.1   1/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    12  3 0
 2/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      362 218 10 62.4   2/ 2 STEEL AND SILK (495)     11  4 0
 3/ 5 PHANTACITY (480)         105 100  8 51.2   3/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)       8  7 0
 4/ 4*SONS OF MARS (526)        23  22  2 51.1   4/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       7  7 0
 5/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      381 383 12 49.9   5/ 8 THE CONDEMNED (520)       7  7 0
 6/ 8 STEEL AND SILK (495)     105 109  1 49.1   6/ 4*SONS OF MARS (526)        7  8 0
 7- 7 ZULU NATION (501)         69  73  8 48.6   7/ 6 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      5  5 0
 8/ 9 THE CONDEMNED (520)       23  26  2 46.9   8/11 PHANTACITY (480)          4  2 0
 9-10*FORCE OF FIVE (524)       14  16  0 46.7   9- 7 ZULU NATION (501)         4  6 0
10/11 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      40  55  6 42.1  10/10*RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)     3 11 0
11/13*RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)      6  22  0 21.4  11-12*PAX CLAN (522)            2  4 1
12-12*PAX CLAN (522)             8  31  4 20.5  12- 9*FORCE OF FIVE (524)       1  4 0
13/ 0*BLACK WIDOW CLAN (529)     0   2  0  0.0  13/ 0*BLACK WIDOW CLAN (529)    0  2 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 #46 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Spirit Lands:

     "You said the landscape here is suggestible, right?  That it's shaped by our
expectations."
     Joan and Necroma both looked at Cloudrider, surprised by the comment.  Up to
now, he--now she--had been just a follower.  An extra pair of hands, not someone who
had ideas.
     "Yes," Necroma said.  "That's what I was taught.  Some parts of the Spirit Land
are, well, fixed, but others aren't."
     Cloudrider frowned at the horizon, a ridge not far away.  "I expect we'll find
the center of the problem right over that ridge."
     Young Joan threw up her hands as though to stop him.  "Rider!  You shouldn't--"
     A shiver passed over the land around them, not something they could see, just a
feeling in the back of the mind, maybe a ripple at the corner of an glance.
     "That's done it," Necroma said.  "We are really, truly in trouble here, because
the worst heart of the problem is right over that ridge.  And if we turn around and
go the other way, it will be right over the other ridge.  THINK before you say things
here!"
     "I did think," Cloudrider said.  "I thought I'd like to get this taken care of.
No more distractions."
     Joan blew out her breath in a sigh.  "I feel that, too, but I wouldn't have
chosen to start with the worst part first.  Still, it's done.  Let's go."

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     The necromancer's blade howled as it cut through the space Blackwind had
occupied a moment before.  Not just steel, he noted with one corner of his mind.
Probably something really nasty, it'd be like this creep.  Well, he hadn't planned to
get cut up by it anyway, it wasn't like *he* had a death-wish, or a death-mark, or
whatever was affecting Redfox.  He rolled back to his feet.  But how did he fight
someone who had no more substance than mist?  Stories of heroes who had dealt with
such problems blurred through his memory: special blades, or knowing the one
vulnerable spot on the villain, or help from an improbable source--they weren't going
to work for him.  He didn't have the blade, or the knowledge, or the--
     The demon Arhazul moved forward, slipped between Blackwind and the necromancer.
There was a sound like a bell ringing in the distance, or maybe he only imagined
that--  Without moving, the demon slid sideways and vanished.  "Strike now,"
Arhazul's voice whispered.
     If he'd had time to think, to remember that the demon wasn't exactly on their
side, that it had said before it was unsure about this situation... but he didn't
think.  His trained reflexes took over, and he threw himself forward behind his blade
in a perfect lunge.  It was an article of faith among all gladiators, backed by
considerable collective experience, that the blackest mage in the world wasn't going
to be dangerous once he had a foot or two of steel through his heart.  Assuming you
could find and reach his heart, of course.
     There was a spray of sparks when his blade hit the air immediately around the
necromancer, and a sort of tingling fizz up his arm, and then he felt a jolt as a
barrier of some kind parted, and the sword went through, and the necromancer wailed
and... melted.  His body sagged like hot wax, slumped downward, and smoked, stinking.
Blackwind threw himself to the side again to avoid touching the remains, rolled back
to his feet, and turned toward the fence around the Silent Place and the gap the
necromancer had made.
     The boy who had gone in was not in sight, but something was there, just inside.
A churning of shadows and marsh-light and roiling smokes.
     It had eyes, and they were looking at him.

In another place:

     Lord Malcorn reined his horse to a stop and sat for a moment looking down a
shadowy slope to a doorway.  It was a big door completely blocking a narrow valley,
big enough to dwarf even the part-Shewish lord of Malcorn, and it was open.
Firelight--though no fires were to be seen--gleamed on carven brass.
     Behind him, Math op Owain squinted at the two halves of the door, trying to make
out what the carvings showed.  When he did, he leaned to the side and threw up.  No
one should even imagine such things, much less carve them.
     "Those are not carvings," Uncle Wolf said beside him.  The old shaman's voice
was like iron.  "Those are lost souls transmuted to metal, or something like it."
     "How could the Gates of Hell be anything other than an abomination?" Malcorn 
asked.  His voice was mild, but Math could hear the iron there, too, and shivered.
"This is the door we must close and seal."
     "This is beyond my understanding," Math said.  "You will have to tell me what to
do here."
     "You will be our physical defense; we will not be allowed to approach the Gates
without battle.  I will be the magical defense," Wolf said.  "And Lord Malcorn will
deal with the Gates themselves."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 632): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): ACE of CARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): PEACH FUZZ of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 412): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 462): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm young to be here, but it's still a great pleasure!  Thanks to Surgical for
giving me the opportunity...
     Who am I? Well, I have been named after Crictor the Snake, the main character
from a Children's book by Tomi Ungerer, and I'm a cute gentle snake, so I will try to
be a benevolent Duelmaster.
     As as testimony, I will leave a piece of snake skin.

Crictor.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
MORYA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  THE CONDEMNED turned their 2-3-0 turn 
into a 5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch PHANTACITY's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this 
turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see GIMLEE VAINE win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
PATTE DE SAGUAR beat NENA VIXIN and NENA VIXIN lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  OTHER challenged MORYA's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as OTHER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Salty's Chowder House, humph!  I've tasted better ale 
at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From MORYA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  FORCE OF FIVE was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like SONS OF MARS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  WHITE BECT was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK 
for challenging up by 23 to WHITE BECT.  ANFERROUS won to get 80 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.  It's about time TEZCATLIPOCA got beat for 
picking on warriors like VRTOGLAVA.  Bravo, PHANTACITY.  See you at Salty's Chowder 
House.  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 Salty's Chowder 
House!  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                  
 OTHER 4536                   20   5  0   105       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640          9   5  1    97       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SURGICAL 4437                17  19  0    92       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 SECI 4464                    19  14  2    91       PHANTACITY (480)
 VALERIAN 4732                 7   0  0    91       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORVANDIS 4402               19  25  0    82       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538          10  14  1    82       ZULU NATION (501)
-ZOD 4525                     15   9  1    81       ZULU NATION (501)
 ANFERROUS 4508               17   9  0    80       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 SCARLET 4603                 11   8  0    80       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 WHITE BECT 4645               6   3  0    70       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709          7   2  2    67       SONS OF MARS (526)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASCELLA 4659                 7   6  0    64       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               7   8  0    64       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOOD HAWK 4621              13   6  0    55       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684                6   2  0    54       PHANTACITY (480)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629         11   6  0    52       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641             8   3  2    44       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 PYRITE 4698                   6   3  0    43       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 POGODI 4731                   4   1  0    42       PHANTACITY (480)
 FLEN ASAIL 4668               6   4  0    37       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 JENNSEN 4604                  8  11  1    36       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CHANDALEN 4602                6  13  4    35       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONEWALKER 4735              5   1  0    32       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 NENA VIXIN 4670               4   6  1    32       THE CONDEMNED (520)
-ZAB 4729                      4   2  0    27       ZULU NATION (501)
 DASK RUIN 4667                4   6  1    26       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 TRAINING 4749                 3   0  0    26       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 GIMLEE VAINE 4720             1   5  0    26       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
 LAUNDRY 4715                  5   2  0    25       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 LOURDEPATTE 4690              4   6  0    25       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 POSTAGE 4750                  3   0  0    24       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THERIAULT 4751                2   0  0    24       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAEL 4671                    5   5  0    23       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 CINCINNATUS 4706              5   4  0    20       SONS OF MARS (526)
 CLOUDRIDER 4734               4   2  0    20       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 IWRON DESTUDE 4713            4   3  0    16       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 MARCUS REGULUS 4756           2   1  0    16       SONS OF MARS (526)
 MADELINE 4710                 3   6  0    15       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-SABRETOOTH 4692               3   3  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-JUGGERNAUT 4694               4   2  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
-BOOMERANG 4696                4   2  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 JAMIE LEE 4745                2   2  0    14       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
 LUCKII DUVAL 4719             3   3  0    12       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
-LIZARD 4693                   2   4  0    10       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 LUCIUS SULLA 4733             2   4  0    10       SONS OF MARS (526)
-BERTHGAR PAX 4726             1   4  1    10       PAX CLAN (522)
 PIPNI 4747                    1   0  0    10       PHANTACITY (480)
-ZIGGY (DARKFACE) 4716         1   5  1     9       ZULU NATION (501)
-GENEVIVE PAX 4737             1   2  0     8       PAX CLAN (522)
-PORCUPINE 4717                1   4  0     7       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 THROM BORDEN 4723             0   6  0     6       RAG-TAG MISFITS (527)
-DORTHY PAX 4724               0   5  0     5       PAX CLAN (522)
 MANIUS DENTATUS 4755          0   3  0     3       SONS OF MARS (526)
 BESNI 4754                    0   1  0     1       PHANTACITY (480)
 CRUS' 4760                    0   1  0     1       BLACK WIDOW CLAN (529)
 XAVIAN 4759                   0   1  0     1       BLACK WIDOW CLAN (529)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REIBISCH 4683           3  6 0 D'HARAN EMPIRE 513   ZIGGY (DARKFACE) 4716 311  REVENGED
PARKING FEES 4535       5  6 0 EXPENSE ACCOUNT 506  QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709  311  REVENGED
DEBRA PAX 4725          1  2 0 PAX CLAN 522         JENNSEN 4604          311   
JEBI1KENOBI 4711        3  2 0 PHANTACITY 480       TEZCATLIPOCA 4641     311  JUST REVENGED
PIZDA 4599             10  4 0 PHANTACITY 480       CRICTOR UNGERER 4640  310  REVENGED
KAZZAR 4748             0  3 0 RAG-TAG MISFITS 527  BERTHGAR PAX 4726     313   
SLY DUVAL 4721          0  2 0 RAG-TAG MISFITS 527  THORA THORSSON 3565   310  NONE
MARCUS CAMILLUS 4705    3  3 0 SONS OF MARS 526     CHANDALEN 4602        311  JUST REVENGED
ELIPHAS 4763            0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   BANDIT PRINCE         314  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mr. Pentarque -- I apologize for calling you La Pentarque.  It was unintentional and
a stupid slip on my part.  Henceforth I will try very, very, very hard to assure you
are known as Le Pentarque. -- Miss Finance Manager

Mars -- I have avenged the death of Parking Fees in a blood feud.  The boss says
there shall be no more blood feuds to Quintus, as the deed is done.  We have no wish
for his blood.  (We don't like parking fees either.) -- Other
P.S.  That means there will be no more wrath from The Expense Accounts. -- Finance
Manager

Nena Vixen -- Well, that challenge got me a loss.  Well done!  Nice job sabotaging
the washing machine. -- Laundry

     A backpack full of rock samples will do that.

Patte -- I guess I showed you not to mess with rental cars.  By the way, is that La
Patte or Le Patte? -- Rental Car

Cloudrider -- I hope you learned something. -- Training

Jamie Lee -- That victory was sealed with a kiss. -- Postage

Surgical -- A BIG congrats to you.  Don't know if Adie or others are watching, but we
send out kudos. --  Kennelworth, Mino, and even Purple People Eater

Crictor Ungerer -- Congratulations on the DM Title.  Salute. -- Finance Manager
P.S.  But Other wants that title and he is calling out La Crictor Ungerer

"Le Pentarque -- P.S.  It was damn close against Tezcatlipoca..."  Yes, indeed, Mr.
Pentarque, it was VERY darn close between Tezc and Other. -- Finance Manager

Michael Eldritch -- Nice "burner" in Experimentia.  Very nice.  Thanks for sharing.
-- Finance Manager

Ho ho ho.  Merry Christmas to all.  May you have plenty of cash to finance a great
one. -- Finance Manager
P.S.  For those interested, our Christmas list includes ... a 21 wit warrior, a new
3-wood, lotsa toys for the grandkids, and a way to remember it is Le Pentarque rather
than La Pentarque.

Experientia is a nice warrior.  Well done! -- Le Pentarque

I won't rent that Car again...  Ugh. -- Patte de Saguar

I was too presomptuous, beautiful Zoe... nicely done. -- Tezcatlipoca.

Veteran Mercenary -- Huh.  I guess you've seen MY moves before. -- Anferrous

Crictor Ingerer -- Slipped parrys... *sigh*  They'll be the death of me one day. --
Surgical

Letter Left for Zod -- Thanx for the parting match. -- Experientia

Blood Hawk -- I had a bad feeling about that challenge from the get-go. -- Pyrite

Venomous Concubine -- I can be pretty venomous myself, darlin'.  Go find another
spice to abuse. -- Valerian

Ah, how quickly glory fades.  Well done, Le Pentarque, Crictor's put you back on top.
From the looks of Experientia's replacement, I'll be sponsoring some torchlight
fights in the immediate future.  I'm kinda stretched thin right now (I'm sure the
Scribe knows how that feels *wry grin*) so I'll just salute all on another fine
round. -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  Oh yeah, DM 83 could REALLY use some new blood, folks.  My Zeitgeist is one of
only four to fight last turn.  Slow, no-tourney arena, any takers?

Finance Manager -- Thank you for the welcome.  Once I learn what I'm doing I want a
rematch. -- Colle Ketor

Odin's Chosen -- You can run, but you can't hide. -- Luckii Duval

Stonewalker -- Sorry we couldn't spend more time together. -- Ghost of Kazzar

Zulu Nation -- We've seen no faces in it, but we're in our element in the dark. --
D'Haran Empire

Ziggy -- Opening your eyes, you would see that two of us had their own feuds and
another was new and wasn't feuding with no experience.  Only two left were both so
high you'd cry either way, so I thought go from the top.  Thought you'd like the
skills, but if not, send them back and I'll find you a more unintelligent winner to
lose to. -- Scarlet

Zod -- Bold moves lead to great rewards.  I'm happy with the payment. -- Cascella

Berthgar Pax -- Since you know my style, keep your headgear but drop some armor so
you won't get tired so fast.  Dorthy and Genevive's style are better suited anyway,
until you gain more experience. -- Jennsen

Gimlee Vaine -- I've sort of been looked at as a misfit too.  You can overcome it
like me. -- Theriault

Quintus Flabius Maximus -- Defeat me four times?  Not likely!  If Expense Account
doesn't take you out, I'll help you work some weight off to give me a better practice
session later. -- Chandalen

Jorja -- Received diplo and understand what you mean.  Thanks! -- D'Haran Empire

White Bect -- It sounds like... hmm, a flower in the woods north of town.  Yeah,
that's how I'm going to think of you.  A MEAN flower. -- Lorvandis

Pyrite -- Ah, for a minute there, I thought you were from Boxorox, but I see that you
are not.  Still, one can strike sparks from you either way. -- Blood Hawk

Boomerang -- Isn't a force of five a really nasty hurricane?  Good thing you aren't,
I wouldn't like a hurricane. -- Madeline
P.S.  Or "really nasty," either.

Dorothy Pax -- Listen, armor is your friend!  Repeat this every night before you go
to bed, and every morning as soon as you get up, and ESPECIALLY every fight day
before stepping into the arena. -- Stonewalker

Training -- Huh, you may be expensive, but a lack of training is even more expensive.
-- Cloudrider

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELIPHAS was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
QUINTUS MAXIMUS vanquished CHANDALEN in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
VRTOGLAVA narrowly defeated TEZCATLIPOCA in a action packed 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
OTHER bested CRICTOR UNGERER in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
VALERIAN savagely defeated SCARLET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
ANFERROUS narrowly defeated WHITE BECT in a 7 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
FLEN ASAIL viciously subdued LOURDEPATTE in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
PYRITE vanquished DEAEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LUCIUS SULLA was vanquished by CLOUDRIDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
POSTAGE won victory over MARCUS REGULUS in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
THERIAULT handily defeated LUCKII DUVAL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SECI subdued RENTAL CAR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
SURGICAL devastated LORVANDIS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
JENNSEN was bested by POGODI in a popular 6 minute master vs. amateur upset bout.
BLOOD HAWK vanquished DASK RUIN in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PATTE DE SAGUAR vanquished NENA VIXIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
CASCELLA devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CINCINNATUS was beaten by STONEWALKER in a exciting 1 minute match.
MADELINE was overpowered by GIMLEE VAINE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IWRON DESTUDE overcame THROM BORDEN in a 2 minute competition.
LAUNDRY devastated MANIUS DENTATUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JAMIE LEE vanquished XAVIAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TRAINING handily defeated BESNI in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CRUS' was devastated by PIPNI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  22 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  39 -  5      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  35 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        24 -  22 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  47 -  5      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  46 -  3      34  |

Turn 314 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OTHER 4536                 20   5  0  105 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   CRICTOR UNGERER 4640        9   5  1   97 THE PENTARCHY (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  SECI 4464                  19  14  2   91 PHANTACITY (480)
BASHING ATTACK   VALERIAN 4732               7   0  0   91 STEEL AND SILK (495)
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508             17   9  0   80 STEEL AND SILK (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  QUINTUS MAXIMUS 4709        7   2  2   67 SONS OF MARS (526)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629       11   6  0   52 THE PENTARCHY (397)
AIMED BLOW       POGODI 4731                 4   1  0   42 PHANTACITY (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORVANDIS 4402.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TEZCATLIPOCA 4641.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARCUS REGULUS 4756, 
FLEN ASAIL 4668, POGODI 4731, VALERIAN 4732, WHITE BECT 4645, VRTOGLAVA 4684, CRICTOR 
UNGERER 4640, PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629, STONEWALKER 4735, and THROM BORDEN 4723.

The least popular fighter this week was CRUS' 4760.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BESNI 4754, XAVIAN 4759, MANIUS DENTATUS 4755, CINCINNATUS 4706, NENA 
VIXIN 4670, DASK RUIN 4667, LORVANDIS 4402, LUCKII DUVAL 4719, POSTAGE 4750, and 
LUCIUS SULLA 4733.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SURGICAL (28-4437) STEEL AND SILK (495)