DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2007    Duedate: 01/30/2007

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-545

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADYBUG
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4709) [18-12-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACHIGAI                       S'TOU
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4506) [24-8-0,97]          (29-4801) [5-1-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       SNOWSHOE
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4712) [17-13-0,79]         (29-4712) [17-13-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             39
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        39      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. STREET WALKERS (97)         24      Unchartered Team
4. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      22
5. VENUSIANS (321)             18      WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLUNT FORCE (393)         13   7  1 65.0   1/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      385 255 32 60.2   2- 2*ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    8  2 0
 3- 3*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)     6   4  2 60.0   3/ 1 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      315 291 20 52.0   4/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 5- 5 CROC FILES (374)         322 310 20 50.9   5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       7  1 0
 6/ 8 MID EARTH (223)          288 286  8 50.2   6/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 0
 7- 7 ECHL-EAST (313)           20  20  0 50.0   7/ 9*ESCAPADE (417)            6  9 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          595 615 46 49.2   8/12 EQUESTORS (158)           5  5 1
 9/10 VENUSIANS (321)          156 167  9 48.3   9/17 MID EARTH (223)           5  5 0
10/11 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    198 214 13 48.1  10/ 3 MEN (356)                 5 10 0
11-12*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)     6   7  1 46.2  11/11*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    4 11 1
12/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     333 414  8 44.6  12- 6*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    3  2 0
13/14 MEN (356)                129 165  9 43.9  13-13*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     2  0 0
14-15*ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    17  25  0 40.5  14-14*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)    2  1 0
15/16*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    12  18  1 40.0  15-10 CROC FILES (374)          2  7 0
16/17*ESCAPADE (417)            12  18  0 40.0  16-16 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0
17-18*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      7  17  0 29.2  17-18*BLUNT FORCE (393)         0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               Team Rules and Big News

     "So then the duck...."
     The door of the bunkhouse slammed open, causing Paul and Jason to leap up.
Jason's sword stood ready in a low guard position, while Paul's hand rested on his
hilt while his eyes adjusted to the light silhouetting the figure in the door.  As
eyes adjusted, they saw Master Beru standing there with the others behind him.
     Recognition dawning on everyone, Jason slid his sword back into its scabbard as
Paul released his blade.  In three strides, Master Beru has crossed the room to them
and a resounding SLAP echoed through the room.  Paul toppled over the chair that he
had sat in a minute before, landing awkwardly against one of the bunks behind the
table.
     Rage and instinct caused Paul to rip his scimitar from his side and strike
upward at Master Beru.
     The older man, stepped to the side, bringing his hand down on Paul's shoulder as
the warrior struggled to maintain his balance.
     A sharp searing pain shot through Paul's shoulder as he felt a blade entering
his unprotected flesh from behind.
     Paul dropped his scimitar!
     Master Beru eyed Paul with a menacing look, his dagger held low.
     "Are you sure you are ready for this Paul?"
     Paul's eyes took in his scimitar on the floor in front of him and the bloodied
dagger with its white hilt made of the mystical stone they had found through the
gateway.  The look in Beru's eyes said that he was willing to use the weapon.  Those
eyes said he was willing to let Paul use his gift.  Paul was not willing to do that
yet.
     Dropping his hands, Paul bowed his head and dropped to his knees.  Head down, he
heard movement and then felt the dagger tip at the base of his skull in the back.
Soft breath suddenly warmed his left ear.
     "You know my rules.  You know Leppy misses you too.  Stop screwing around with
Siren, or I will kill you personally.  Got it?"
     "Yes sir."
     "Good, stand up.  Rosemary, can you see to this while I talk."
     The other warriors crowded in.  As Paul stood, he saw other members of the staff
and unit outside the door, crowding to get closer.  He felt his face flush as he
realized that he had just gone head-to-head with his general in front of an audience
of at least twenty people.
     As the group settled, Master Beru silenced everyone.  Time.  That is what he
needed.  But it kept coming at him faster and faster.  Sooner or later he would miss
something important and Alastari might suffer for it.
     "You will not fight this time around.  I have a mission for you and a few
others."
     There was a hint of groans and moans, but the group's training kept them
focused.  Master Beru was grateful for their trust and training.  He had a good group
to work with here.
     "This will be Siren's and Hunger Pang's first mission, so Rosemary, Jason, Paul,
you guys watch out for them.  I expect to see all five of you come back alive.
     Nodded heads confirmed their understanding.  He appreciated not having to remind
them of how important Siren and Hunger Pang were to their future.  Possibly to
Alastari's future.
     "Okay, so here is what is going on.  I have word that Freddie may be alive
still...."
     The room froze as Rosemary leaped onto the table, grabbing the general's collar
and pulling him forward to look directly in her eyes as she squatted there.  Her hand
trembled, whether from the weight or from the announcement was anyone's guess.  Her
eyes though wore the haggard look of someone who was being told that their biggest
and least probable hope might come true.
     "Rose.  I think it's true.  Just before that gate collapsed, I saw him pulling
those who remained into a triangle and it was moving away.  If anyone could get them
out of that, you know it would be Freddie.  Besides, I have proof...."
     Extending his arm was difficult with the way she was holding him, but he managed
it.  A young man entered the room and walked to Master Beru and Rosemary.  Opening a
pouch at his waist, he pulled a small folded paper and a partially crushed yellow
flower, extending them to Rose.
     Dropping the man in her hands, she reached her trembling hand to the flower,
taking it in her hand.  Stroking the flower under the petals caused them to perk up
and a small wash of air was pushed out.  As the air hit her face, Rosemary collapsed
on the table, bawling.
     Master Beru had been sure of the smell that the "Remembrance" Flower would hold,
but was still shaken by the familiarity.  Freddie was the only who used the "Ale"
flowers to mask his natural scent and they had never seen a "Remembrance" Flower
anywhere but in that other realm.  Combined with his letter and the one to Rose, the
three made it all but impossible to doubt....
     Freddie was alive....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Machigai -- Remind me to go collect from Solar Flare.  She paid me well to beat
you.  Of course, I am not so silly to go out and party against the wishes of my
manager like Venusians are prone to do, so I do not care if I keep the throne.
     OK, so about my competition.  I do not really have the intel needed to make an
accurate assessment, but I will try and see how it all pans out.
     Connie -- My record against you is 2-2, you know you can beat me, although the
last two fights went my way.  Good luck, Lady.
     Orathai -- I know nothing about you other than your class.  I do not think any
of my guild mates or allies have fought you either.  50/50 odds considering your
class against mine and my experience.
     The Clear -- I am 0-1 against you.  Very good chance you can beat me again....
and I will hate it as much this time around as last...losing to one as inexperienced
as you.
     Machigai -- One fight, one win.  Although, now that you see what I am all about,
I believe you can devise a way to beat me.
     So, four challengers and four different styles.  No way to prepare for them all,
so I will run a general strat, no avoids.  Good luck.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  FORCE OF NATURE were a 
bunch of dogs after STREET WALKERS got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave MEN a 1-4-0!  I got a good 
laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, MID EARTH's 9th moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  What's 
with YOUR MAMA?  She actually beat VENUSIANS' MENSA, and walked away with 21 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at VENUSIANS.  MENSA lost 14 points to YOUR 
MAMA.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MENSA will provide more easy wins...  I'm 
sure LAPUR is excited about LADYBUG, the new Duelmaster from CARDOW HUNTERS.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was STREET WALKERS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at BLACK SAMURAI ain't 
reelin'!  STREET WALKERS' mad!  What do people see in BRICKHOUSE?  Hers 8-3-0?  
STREET WALKERS ain't talkin', but she's got 33 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  MISS CONDUCT II proved too determined for DON.  DON was lucky 
to go in the ring, with 6-3-0 to his credit.  He will be remembered.  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                 18  12  1    95       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONNIE 4716                  14  11  1    99       CROC FILES (374)
-ORATHAI 4598                  9   2  0    99       ECHL-EAST (313)
-THE CLEAR 4632                7   2  0    99       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
 MACHIGAI 4506                24   8  0    97       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWN POUR 4323               16  16  2    84       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-KOJIRO 4456                  18  12  1    83       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             15  14  0    82       VENUSIANS (321)
 MARIUS 4602                  20  10  0    79       EQUESTORS (158)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                17  13  0    79       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               14  19  0    72       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             5   1  0    67       BLUNT FORCE (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 18   4  0    66       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          7   2  1    66       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GALLIENUS 4607               15  14  1    64       EQUESTORS (158)
 BELEG 3439                    7   6  1    61       MID EARTH (223)
-AMIE 4718                     7  14  1    59       CROC FILES (374)
 SIRIONDIL 3494                6   1  0    57       MID EARTH (223)
-MURRY 4755                    4   5  0    57       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUR MAMA 4115                7   7  1    56       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         10  12  0    53       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MENSA 4442                   11  16  1    50       VENUSIANS (321)
 AUREOLUS 4631                10  14  0    50       EQUESTORS (158)
-DAIHACHI 4750                 5   2  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STICKET 4751                 11   4  0    45       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-ROSEMARY 2984                 3   6  0    42       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 S'TOU 4801                    5   1  0    40       ESCAPADE (417)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CEZZARO 4719                  8  14  0    38       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CARINA 4749                   6   9  1    37       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               8   3  0    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ELDACAR 3483                  5   3  1    33       MID EARTH (223)
-ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          3   4  0    31       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-SARAH KERRIGAN 4618           3   0  0    31       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 OSTOHER V 3495                4   3  0    29       MID EARTH (223)
 REWRITE 2926                  4   2  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-JASON 2985                    5   4  0    27       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 RED TIGER 4796                6   1  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AKUMU 4674                    5   4  0    26       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SIREN 4820                    3   0  0    26       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 ANKAA 4806                    3   2  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 GOLDIE 4805                   4   1  1    25       STREET WALKERS (97)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 5   6  3    24       EQUESTORS (158)
 TARONDAR 3549                 2   1  0    24       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HUNGER PANG 4832              1   1  0    24       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON 4764                      5   4  2    23       MEN (356)
-KHORMASHRA 4814               2   0  1    21       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 LANCE 4765                    3   6  0    20       MEN (356)
 BILL 4766                     4   5  0    19       MEN (356)
-HEARTWOOD 4815                2   0  1    18       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
-DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          2   1  0    18       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-WEIPA 4793                    2   3  0    17       CROC FILES (374)
-THE OVERMIND 4646             1   1  0    17       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 LITTLE MILLY 4823             2   2  0    15       ESCAPADE (417)
 HOFFA 4763                    2   7  0    13       MEN (356)
-JIM RAYNOR 4616               1   2  1    13       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 TESSA 4838                    1   0  0    13       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            3   3  0    12       STREET WALKERS (97)
 TOMO-CHAN 2928                3   3  0    12       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-TEALVIN 4813                  1   1  0    12       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 KYOKO 2929                    2   4  0    10       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CICERO 4708                   2   2  0    10       EQUESTORS (158)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-TASSADAR 4615                 1   1  0     9       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 BIG MOLLY 4822                2   2  0     8       ESCAPADE (417)
 PETUNIA 4837                  1   0  0     8       ESCAPADE (417)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
 TYE FOON 4835                 1   2  0     5       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 RED LILY 4836                 1   2  0     5       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-VICOTHNIC 4817                1   1  0     4       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 BUSTER 4833                   0   3  0     3       ESCAPADE (417)
-MOJO 4614                     0   2  0     2       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MS LEPRECHAUN 2988     2  4 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  CARINA 4749           541 REVENGED
DROUGHT 4819           0  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  KHORMASHRA 4814       542         
RED TARMAHK 4795       2  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    JON 4764              542         
LUCY 4754              5  4 0 CROC FILES 374        DOWN POUR 4323        541 NOT REVE
LUCY 4821              1  1 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         543         
DON 4767               6  3 0 MEN 356               MISS CONDUCT II 4156  545         
SYRMA 4818             1  3 0 VENUSIANS 321         RIVER MONSTER 390     545 NONE    
ALYA 4807              0  1 0 VENUSIANS 321         GOLDIE 4805           541 NOT REVE
FLUFFY 2930            0  6 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282  DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   545 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Buster -- Who ever said "the bigger they are, the harder they fall" must have been on
to something...the inverse of that is "the smaller they are, the easier they fall."
Well, that proved true.... -- Tye Foon

Tye Foon -- Hey, you have one win under your belt and you are running your mouth
already?  You have a lot to learn, Rookie. -- Down Pour

Connie -- Once again, another surprising win for me.  Grats on the learns, and thanks
for the ones you sent my way. -- Down Pour

Croc Files -- Well, at least the Force of Nature stable can honestly say we have not
hurt nor helped Connie's win/lose record.  Eight fights with her and we are 50/50...
four wins/four losses. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Murry -- Talk to your manager.  What's he thinking sending you up against a veteran
warrior?  I know I am not all that much of a fighter, but goodness, I would hope I do

not lose to someone of your experience. -- Whirlwind
P.S.  Of course, if all he is after is you learning skills, then he has done the
right thing....

Mensa -- You've made a mortal enemy. -- Sticket

Your Mama -- Between your stable and Croc Files, I do not fight any other stable on a
regular basis...it's tough being on the best team in the city! -- Zero

Zero -- Oh, like you have done much to make it the best team in the city! --
Whirlwind

Solar Flare -- Good luck trying to regain your throne.  I know the real drive behind
it is not the prestige of the position, but the wrath of Venus. -- Storm Front, Mgr.
Force of Nature

Miss Conduct II -- And a very nice chest it is too...now you know why I became a
fighter.  It is the only legal way I get to grope legally. -- Zero

Brickhouse -- Mensa beat you to it...I do not like her. -- Sticket

Cardows -- Thanks...again. -- Sue

Heartwood -- You could have at least sent a few more skills my way after hacking me
to pieces. -- Ankaa

Fluffly -- I won!  I won!  Saved from the DA for one more round! -- Syrma

Sticket -- Told you! -- Mensa

Rosemary -- Wow,  I didn't see THAT coming. -- Carina

Machigai -- Aaargh...Lyra told me you were good but after I bested you I thought she
was insane.  Well, I will be back for you.  I have to! -- Solar Flare (Duelmaster
dethroned and very scared of Venus)

Ladybug -- It was the crit that did me in.  Good fight. -- Marius

Brickhouse -- It would appear you took three crits and survived.  Impressive. --
Gallienus

Croc Files -- Oops?  I await your Bloodfeud.  Do not let my kill rate deter you. --
Postumus

Wacked Samurai -- A little touchy aren't we....  I responded to your little threat of
targeting us, and now you cry foul.  Just because we haven't fought in a long time
doesn't mean we've forgotten how you play.  As for our "misbegotten" record, you are
responsible for a great deal of it, so thanks for tanking every time you face us.  I
really hope you challenge us a lot, my team is currently oatmeal and we could use the
easy wins! -- Roadkill
P.S.  If history tells us anything, this the part where you try and get others to
fight your battles for you....  You know, rally three or four teams against us and
then cry "run away, run away"

S'tou -- No offense with that challenge, just curious about your style. -- Miss
Conduct

Equestors -- Welcome back! -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers (better late than
never)

Mid Earth, ECHL- East, Blunt Force, Startcraft Heros -- Welcome back, hope you're
here to stay and not just prepping for the tourney. -- Street Walkers

Rewrite -- Glad to see the "Hooked on Phonics" book is paying dividends. -- Miss
Conduct

Fluffy -- You should get professional help, you know like Dr. Phil, or at 0-5 maybe
try dancing with a Mountain Troll. -- Your Mama

Eldacar -- I wasn't trying to kill you, I was trying to get the hell away.  Something
tells me you could squash me like a bug. -- Miss Conduct

Don -- Thanks, I finally broke my win one lose one streak.  Maybe now I can go on a
winning streak (I better or I might be dancing with devil in the pale moonlight). --
You Mama

Syrma -- I know a lucky win when I see it. -- Goldie (nice attacks BTW)

Sticket -- I wasn't supposed to be wearing armor on that challenge, but since I
squeaked out the win, and learned well I guess I can't complain. -- Brickhouse

Jim Raynor -- Apparently I fight better when I skip my monthly bath. -- Dirty Sanchez

All -- Unfortunately, I have to cut back for a few weeks due to having some other
financial matters come up (i.e. two cars which needed major work done on them.)  I
hope to run in Lapur again next turn or the one after.  In the meantime, enjoy the
Team Spotlights.  You can read more of them online at
http://Writing.Com/authors/dspinella -- MB

Carina -- Well fought.  All blood debts to our team are now fully satisfied.  Jason
did want to have a talk as well, but he is needed elsewhere for now. -- MB

Bill -- Thoroughly enjoyed our meeting.  I look forward to playing with you again
soon. -- Siren

Tomo-chan -- Well ya made me bleed, but I really wanted to see some blood also.  I
guess you're kinda squeamish at the sight of your own blood, eh? -- Energizer Bunny

Carina -- Thanks for the learns.  I enjoyed meeting you. -- Hunger Pang

Cezzaro -- I hope I didn't leave any bruising... -- Rosemary

Kyoko -- I don't think that went like you wanted....  Just guessing you
understand.... -- Jason

Black Samurai -- Ummm, thanks for the kind words...although not a single member of
this stable can figure out what you meant about being right there on our side.  Oh
well, we're just here for the fun, not to figure out anyone else's reasons for doing
what they do....oh yeah, and retaliate if we feel it necessary. -- Storm Front, Mgr.
Force of Nature.

Buster -- Goon?  Goon?  Ok, I challenge you to see who has the best record at the
time of our grad/death, which ever may come first.  Then we'll see who the goon is.
-- Tye F(g)oon

Juniban -- Nice learns--nice record--not indicative of your personality...since you
beat me anyway. -- Zero

Big Molly -- No, I do not want you to do that again. -- Tye Foon
P.S.  By the way, my head and legs do not hurt...you hit me everywhere else so the
rest of me still hurts.

Brickhouse -- Ok, are we ready to begin our tirade on everyone else and leave each
other alone? -- Sticket

Amie -- I was sure glad to see you across from me in the arena.  For awhile there I
thought I was going to break my string of fights against Croc Files. -- Whirlwind

Machigai -- Rats, my challenge did not go through so I did not get to use my special
strategy against you.  Oh well, I may get another chance. -- Down Pour

All -- I was on a recruiting expedition last week and failed to get the girls'
personals in quite on time so you're getting all of them now.  I had hoped that the
girls might have done a bit better knowing that I was looking for replacements but
alas I am going to have to take more extreme measures. -- Venus

Fluffy -- Well if it is any consolation I am on my way to the DA and truth be told, I
can't wait.  Whoever I face in the DA will not be nearly as scary as Venus. -- Syrma

Goldie -- Thanks for putting me out of my misery. -- Syrma (DA Bound)

Murry -- I'm not sure I should congratulate myself or not since you're still such a
young warrior...but then again if you gain that many skills each fight than you are
way ahead of me! -- Mensa

Connie -- Oh gods!  Venus was gonna KILL me for losing duelmaster...now this. --
Solar Flare

Hunger Pang -- Who is next?  I'd say my freebies are over but unfortunately for me
they weren't free. -- Carina

Buster -- Thanks for the learns.  Finally someone who can teach me!  I don't suppose
you would meet me for a drink later? -- Ankaa

Storm Front, mgr. Force of Nature -- I, am a manager interested in such things and
will always reciprocate in kind...annnnnd I like the idea of a low-burn slasher that
can stand there and slash away with a great axe.  Take a whole generation of scum off
the map.  My thanks, manager. -- Scion

Ankaa -- I had a point I wanted to make.  I think it was the one on the top of your
head  Ha!  But...never mind. -- Buster

Red Tiger -- I caught a tiger by the tail and hung on for all I was worth.  Our next
encounter should be the most interesting of times. -- S'tou

Tye Foon -- It does fit, but don't you worry about it.  You're a fine figure of The
Force for all that. -- Big Molly

Fluffy -- Cuddly, and yer cute too. -- Little Milly

The Clear -- The clear WHAT?  That's so confusing, because it's an incomplete...
whatever.  The clear sky?  The clear proof?  The clear water? -- Ladybug
P.S.  Puzzling over how your name completes totally distracted me, or I'd have give
you more of a fight.  Sorry.
P.P.S.  I taught you all THAT?  Amazing.  And you have THOSE ratings, with a mere
nine fights showing?  You must be a tourney warrior.

Rosemary -- You are named for a plant that loves the sun, and you can be considered a
minion in the Army of Darkness?  I think not!  True, we are describing an herb of
strong character, but hardly dark. -- Cezzaro

S'tou -- (with burning resentment)  You shouldn't have done that!  Wins are MY
prerogative, and they should ALL be mine. -- Red Tiger

Beleg -- How can you--?  Oh, you're a golem.  That explains a lot. -- Snowshoe

The Overmind -- What?  I'm not getting this.  I thought the whole deal with the arena
was to be as physical as possible.  No place for "thinking your way to victory," or
whatever. -- Red Lily, disgruntled

This arena is really filling up and beginning to look live.  Great! -- Uncle Wolf and
Jorja, Cardow Hunters

18 December 2006
Let it be known that Buddy Lee is no longer a member of The Company of Brothers,
T.C.B.  I have resigned as of 10-23-06.  Thank you.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FLUFFY was viciously butchered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYRMA was slaughtered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SOLAR FLARE was overcome by MACHIGAI in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge match.
STICKET outwaited BRICKHOUSE in a unpopular 24 minute gory Challenge brawl.
REWRITE defeated LANCE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
TOMO-CHAN was bested by BILL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
KYOKO was vanquished by RED TIGER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
GOLDIE slimly won victory over LITTLE MILLY in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
DOWN POUR was unbelievably bested by LADYBUG in a 1 minute expert's Title duel.
WHIRLWIND was savagely defeated by MARIUS in a 3 minute gory expert's duel.
SNOWSHOE savagely defeated GALLIENUS in a popular 3 minute gory expert's match.
DON was killed by MISS CONDUCT II in a 1 minute match.
MENSA was bested by YOUR MAMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal conflict.
BELEG demolished AUREOLUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
CEZZARO was defeated by CARINA in a popular 1 minute duel.
SIRIONDIL devastated JON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ZERO VISABILITY beat ELDACAR in a 2 minute brawl.
DIRTY SANCHEZ was devastated by OSTOHER V in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
S'TOU overpowered POSTUMUS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
AKUMU overpowered HOFFA in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
TARONDAR devastated BUSTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CICERO defeated TYE FOON in a 2 minute novice's duel.
ANKAA overpowered BIG MOLLY in a 1 minute uneven fray.
RED LILY was overcome by PETUNIA in a 2 minute novice's contest.
TESSA demolished IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         WALL OF STEEL     39 -  27 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  25 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        22 -  20 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  28 -  1      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  35 -  0      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  35 -  5      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  25 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 545 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       3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               18  12  1   95 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              24   8  0   97 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427           15  14  0   82 VENUSIANS (321)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOWSHOE 4712              17  13  0   79 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT II 4156        7   2  1   66 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIRIONDIL 3494              6   1  0   57 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                  5   1  0   40 ESCAPADE (417)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNOWSHOE 4712.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLUFFY 2930, SOLAR FLARE 
4427, RED TIGER 4796, GOLDIE 4805, BELEG 3439, CARINA 4749, AKUMU 4674, TYE FOON 
4835, LANCE 4765, and LITTLE MILLY 4823.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKHOUSE 4131.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STICKET 4751, BIG MOLLY 4822, BUSTER 4833, HOFFA 4763, DIRTY SANCHEZ 
4802, JON 4764, CEZZARO 4719, AUREOLUS 4631, RED LILY 4836, and POSTUMUS 4684.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MACHIGAI (29-4506) BLACK SAMURAI (166)