DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/28/2007    Duedate: 04/10/2007

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-550

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOJIRO
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4456) [22-12-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOJIRO                         FORCIBLE
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            FORLORN (382)
(29-4456) [22-12-1,119]        (29-4450) [2-1-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       AUREOLUS
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4712) [19-16-0,88]         (29-4631) [11-18-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GODS OF WAR (424)           63
2. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       41      GODS OF WAR (424)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        31      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         31
5. ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)      25      FORLORN (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GODS OF WAR (424)         39  21  5 65.0   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      401 264 34 60.3   2/ 3 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    9  6 0
 3- 3*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    10   8  2 55.6   3/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      324 294 20 52.4   4/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 0
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          301 298  8 50.3   5/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 6/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          605 630 46 49.0   6/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       7  0 0
 7/ 8 VENUSIANS (321)          169 179  9 48.6   7/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  6 3
 8/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    212 225 13 48.5   8/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 9/12 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    31  36  1 46.3   9/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     345 426  8 44.7  10/15 GODS OF WAR (424)         6  4 3
11/14 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    23  30  5 43.4  11/13*FORLORN (382)             4  6 0
12/11 MEN (356)                136 178 10 43.3  12/14 FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  4  8 0
13/13 FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  21  28  0 42.9  13/ 9 ESCAPADE (417)            4 11 0
14/ 6*FORLORN (382)              6   9  0 40.0  14/10 MEN (356)                 3  9 0
15/15 ESCAPADE (417)            21  34  1 38.2  15-12*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    2  1 0
16-16*T.W.G. (406)               0   2  0  0.0  16-16*T.W.G. (406)              0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for MID EARTH, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 7 into 9th. 
CARDOW HUNTERS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 6 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The BLACK SAMURAI 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, MORRIGAN fought CARINA and gained 
23 points and contributed to GODS OF WAR's 4-1-2.  YOUR MAMA has lost to AGASAYA, 
falling 18 points, while helping make STREET WALKERS a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and KOJIRO remains LAPUR's top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Burning Tree?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  STREET WALKERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided STREET WALKERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was ARMY OF DARKNESS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that ELDACAR 
from MID EARTH was LAPUR's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, 
CAMULUS from GODS OF WAR challenged up 24 points to fight CEZZARO from the CARDOW 
HUNTERS stable.  CAMULUS perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by 
CEZZARO and ended up with 32 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  I guess it was coming sooner or 
later, VENUSIANS has lost CARINA, and LAPUR is bound to miss her.  For a little 
while, at least.  EQUESTORS has lost CICERO to the arena in the sky, but they don't 
seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 3-6-0?  Anyone care to tell me why the 
warriors of MID EARTH haven't revenged the death of SIRIONDIL against YOUR MAMA of 
STREET WALKERS yet?  Hmmm?  The Burning Tree declares a free round for TYE FOON and 
all of FORCE OF NATURE, for having revenged WILL DUEL 4 MEAD's TESSA for killing one 
of their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                  22  12  1   119       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLWIND 4325               18  20  0   101       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 GALLIENUS 4607               19  15  1    98       EQUESTORS (158)
 AGASAYA 4868                 10   2  0    93       GODS OF WAR (424)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 21   4  0    91       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIUS 4602                  23  12  0    88       EQUESTORS (158)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                19  16  0    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MORRIGAN 4864                 9   2  1    86       GODS OF WAR (424)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             16  18  0    80       VENUSIANS (321)
 BELEG 3439                   10   8  1    79       MID EARTH (223)
 LADYBUG 4709                 20  15  1    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YOUR MAMA 4115               10   9  2    72       STREET WALKERS (97)
 JASON 2985                    9   5  0    71       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENTU 4862                    8   4  2    66       GODS OF WAR (424)
 SIREN 4820                    7   1  0    65       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 CEZZARO 4719                 12  15  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TYE FOON 4835                 5   3  0    64       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYOKO 2929                    5   6  1    61       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 AUREOLUS 4631                11  18  0    60       EQUESTORS (158)
 MENSA 4442                   13  19  1    59       VENUSIANS (321)
 ELDACAR 3483                  9   4  1    58       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          6   6  0    56       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              12   4  0    55       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         12  15  0    51       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ANKAA 4806                    6   4  0    48       VENUSIANS (321)
 GOLDIE 4805                   7   3  2    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          9   5  1    44       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            7   4  0    43       STREET WALKERS (97)
 TESSA 4838                    4   2  1    43       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 S'TOU 4801                    7   4  0    41       ESCAPADE (417)
-HEARTWOOD 4815                4   0  1    40       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 PIER 4873                     7   4  0    38       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 6  10  3    36       EQUESTORS (158)
 ENYALIUS 4863                 6   2  1    34       GODS OF WAR (424)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSEMARY 2984                 4  10  0    33       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 CAMULUS 4865                  5   7  1    32       GODS OF WAR (424)
 LANCE 4765                    4  10  1    32       MEN (356)
 JON 4764                      7   7  2    30       MEN (356)
 RED LILY 4836                 3   5  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 REWRITE 2926                  7   4  1    26       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 BILL 4766                     6   8  0    26       MEN (356)
-AKUMU 4674                    5   5  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-WONGA 4879                    5   2  0    24       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URAT 4889                     2   0  0    23       MID EARTH (223)
 HOFFA 4763                    4  10  0    22       MEN (356)
 ANSHIN 4861                   2   0  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-VICOTHNIC 4817                3   1  0    21       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 ZUGAA 4897                    1   0  0    18       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 FORCIBLE 4450                 2   1  0    17       FORLORN (382)
 VEGA 4870                     3   0  0    16       VENUSIANS (321)
 PETUNIA 4837                  4   2  0    14       ESCAPADE (417)
 BUZZSAW 4852                  1   3  1    14       ESCAPADE (417)
 WENDY DAY 4886                1   1  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 BA-BOOM BETTY 4896            1   0  0    12       ESCAPADE (417)
 ATIMA 4845                    2   3  1    11       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-MORRA FELLBLADE 4881          2   2  0    10       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 CLOUD TIGER 4903              1   0  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-KHORMASHRA 4814               2   2  1     9       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853           2   2  0     8       ESCAPADE (417)
 GREGOR 4882                   1   3  0     6       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 FORWARD 4451                  1   2  0     5       FORLORN (382)
 FORTITUDE 4449                1   2  0     5       FORLORN (382)
 FORTE 4447                    1   2  0     5       FORLORN (382)
 FOREDOOM 4448                 1   2  0     5       FORLORN (382)
 BARUL 4884                    1   2  0     5       MID EARTH (223)
 ARONWE 4883                   0   3  0     3       MID EARTH (223)
-O.D.B. 4699                   0   1  0     1       T.W.G. (406)
-BRANDI RICHARDSON 4697        0   1  0     1       T.W.G. (406)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HUNGER PANG 4832       3  4 1 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  KYOKO 2929            550         
DAIHACHI 4750          5  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     HUNGER PANG 4832      546 REVENGED

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RED TIGER 4796         6  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    GOLDIE 4805           546 REVENGED
WHITE TIGER 4869       1  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    REWRITE 2926          549         
CICERO 4708            3  6 0 EQUESTORS 158         ENYALIUS 4863         550         
LITTLE MILLY 4823      2  3 0 ESCAPADE 417          ATIMA 4845            546 REVENGED
WRIGHTTRAINEDKIL 4895  0  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   STONE GOLEM 391       550 NONE    
STICKET 4751          11  8 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   TESSA 4838            549 JUST REV
SIRIONDIL 3494         7  2 0 MID EARTH 223         YOUR MAMA 4115        547         
OSTOHER V 3495         5  5 0 MID EARTH 223         MENTU 4862            548         
TARONDAR 3549          3  2 0 MID EARTH 223         LANCE 4765            547 REVENGED
CARINA 4749            9 11 1 VENUSIANS 321         MORRIGAN 4864         550         
ALUDRA 4844            1  1 0 VENUSIANS 321         BUZZSAW 4852          547 REVENGED
CRUSNIK 4888           0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282  WYVERN 392            550 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zero -- My manager doesn't wait this long to send us guys to the DA.  He can be
ruthless. -- Aureolus

Enyaluius -- Thanks for helping me end a 3 fight losing streak. -- Postumus

Juniban -- Well, that was nice of you.  I never expected to be challenged on my first
fight.  Thanks for showing me how things are done at the top of this arena. --
Sovereign, mgr The Gods

Warriors of Mid Earth -- We deeply regret what happened to Ostoher.  It was not
Mentu's intention.  He will be awaiting your retribution. -- Sovereign

Mensa -- Well fought.  Another minute and you would have probably had me. -- Morrigan

Postumus -- Ouch!!!  Is that any way to treat the new kid. -- Enyalius

Carina -- What can I say?  That was really quick. -- Camulus

Xoan -- Nice to see a fellow graduate from Noblish.  Good luck to you and your team.
-- Sovereign

Sleep Walkers -- Your arrogance and condescension is your weakness.  You're on top.
I'm competing in the arena.  Your team is the primary target.  I send fighters up
against yours.  It's not any more complicated than that, bub.  So what's your
problem?  If you can't stand the heat, then get out of the arena.
     You figure that Kojiro has more than twice the FE than Your Mama?  What is that?
Where do you get that from?  Is that some kind of new fuzzy math or something?  You
should have said he has far less than twice the FE.  But in any case, you deserve the
loss and many more to come.
     This level of paranoid dimentia you're displaying is very interesting.  You were
never like that so many years ago when playing here.  I can remember when teams like
Mac Attack, Almost Exactly, The G. I. Joes, Death by Disney, Satan's Outcast, and
Heavy Metal were around more than 15 years ago.  Remember?  It was much more vicious
back then.  What's happened to you?  You gone soft or something? -- the samurai
dressed entirely in black

All -- Lost personal ads for last cycle.

Venus -- I feel your pain.  Good numbered warriors don't come easy, to lose them
early on just makes one feel the gods are toying with one.  At least that's what this
one thinks when it happens to me.  Happenstance, I was targeting non-vitals...but
that's a hard-hitting head-hunting Buzzsaw. -- Scion, mgr Escapade

     Actually, we are playing with you. -- Noringe, spokesbeing for the Gods

Ankaa -- Keep talkin.  You were the crowd's fav, loss or not, last cycle...don't
think I didn't notice. -- S'tou

Tye Foon -- Not good, Mr. Foon.  Beat most with your breath, do you? -- Miss Farkle

Solar flare -- A backup strat, that's all I asked.  I told him you guys wouldn't take
a death, even a newbie death, lying down.  Better safe, I said.  *dang*  A bloodfeud
beating like that would've been worth a zillion skills. -- Buzzsaw

Cicero -- That was a tough, hard-hitting fight.  And glad I was to have made your
acquaintance, too. -- Petunia

Brickhouse -- Built like a brick *oof* house. -- S'tou

All -- I've been hoodwinked.  1-4, and the fighters are giving me the evil eye.
Guess it's time to confab and cogitate the who's're what's where. -- Scion
P.S.  Chartered!  Long may we wave.

Newer personals:

Miss Conduct II -- You swirl with a grace, torchlight glittering off the steel...a
fireplug like me can only stand and admire.  Spellbound once, shouldn't happen again,
but it was a moment. -- Petunia

Atima -- It's tough at the bottom, but we're only here on a temporary basis.  What
say you and I pay the adepts a little visit? -- Sparkle

Rosemary -- That's a pretty name, kind of out of the norm for a fighter though.
Well, I mean, as compared to The Bruiser or The Masher or The Bruising Masher. <grin>
It's more along the lines of The Cream Puffer.  (our nick-name for Petunia, although
she swears she'll make her "Petunia" a name to be feared and reckoned with) -- S'tou

Carina -- You had that glint in your eye.  Great strides, if I survive. *knock*
*knock* -- The Buzz

     Who's there?

Sorry I'm behind on the PAs...no excuses just stupidity on my part -- Roadkill

Sporkis -- Retard is MY problem???  You do know how I usually deal with my problems
don't you??? -- Roadkill

Siren -- Just stay away from me and I'll get to live a little longer. -- Brickhouse

Energizer Bunny -- Talk?, well maybe...to be honest I like a little less talk and a
lot more action. ;) -- Miss Conduct II

Master Beru -- It's happened to all of us (online problems)...love the spotlights and
look forward to more. -- Roadkill

Red Lily -- The bathtub...only if I get company. -- Dirty Sanchez

Cezzaro -- Nope not a Croc...been told I'm a crock of $@#$@ though. -- Goldie Showers

S'Tou -- How you weren't most popular warrior on our last fight is beyond me.  If it
wasn't for your silly accent I might actually like you. -- Brickhouse

Kyoko -- My knuckles are still buised...  If I ever find out who keeps tying my back
up weapon to my belt is gonna pay big time. -- Goldie Showers

*******(snicker)******* -- Roadkill

Wonga -- Why do I keep running into all these hot chicks???  You obviously have a
great future ahead of you. -- Dirty Sanchez

Sticket is gone...  I've lost my blood-sister...while I can't do anything about it...
Tessa will pay, somehow, somewhere, you will pay.... -- Brickhouse

Petunia -- I believe my experience gave me that win.  Regardless of what the
commission may say, I wasn't trying to kill you...it was just my allergies. -- Miss
Conduct II

     Those Commission scribes are always trying to make trouble. -- Chetam, odd-job
     man for Lapur arena

Cezzaro -- I've been waiting for that rating so I could start to adjust my strategy,
and for that I thank you.  Maybe you could stop buy sometime for tea and a hot
biscuit. -- You Mama  (wish I was a MILF)

Bill -- Sorry, sorry I didn't kill you. -- Goldie Showers...RESTORE MY NAME DAM IT

Energizer Bunny -- I have to tip my hat to you (oh, wait that was just some dirt), I
thought I had you for sure...nice comeback, you deserved the victory.  I hope you
always teach like that, I'd be more than happy to lose a couple more. -- Dirty
Sanchez

Forlorn and Followers of Xoan -- Welcome to Lapur, you are both a welcome addition to
this fine arena. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Ghost of Red Tiger -- Since you are the first to recognize my name I will sacrifice a
fine lamb in prayer to your happiness in the afterlife. -- Goldie Showers   (uhmmm,
If I can't afford a fine lamb, I hope a few pigeons will do)

Red Lily -- I'm not just a little dirty...I tend to be a little slow.  Roadkill keeps
saying I'll be duelmaster before I get a date...I thought HE meant I was good, but he
laughs ever time he says it. -- Dirty Sanchez
P.S.  I GOT A DATE...DANG, I ACTUALLY GOT A DATE

Storm Front -- I thank you for your friendship, every time one of the Street Walkers
face you team on the sands I know they are in for a tough fight, and that earns my
respect as a manager. -- Roadkill

Kyoko -- Just let me know the next time you need a lullaby.  I loved singing to you!
-- Siren

Sticket -- I miss you already.  May rest find your eternal spirit. -- Siren

Ankaa -- I almost got you spitted.  So close! -- Hunger Pang

Cezzaro -- Ah thanks.  Although I rarely miss a meal, I always seem to want a bite or
two more.  It makes me a bit anxious on the sands you see.  -- Hunger Pang

Dirty Sanchez -- Good fight.  I just kept going and going and going. -- Energizer
Bunny

Zero -- I was thinking I could take you, but I guess I was a little off. -- Energizer
Bunny

S'Tou -- Drat!  Blamed useless piece of... -- Rosemary

Pier -- So, uh, do you like us or something?  Two turns in a row?  I guess you're
gonna claim it was random, right?  -- Jason

Follower's of Xoan & Forlorn -- Welcome to Lapur.  Hope your stay is pleasant and

long.  If you come on down to the Albino Dragon Tavern the first round is on me.
Unless you beat my team in the match, then it is on you :) -- Sporkis, man in charge
of the rejects of Will Duel 4 Mead

Gregor -- Impressive if anything.  After I am finished with my conditioning maybe we
should try that again, then I can be more serious on the matter -- Atima

Siren -- All those hits shots off the armor and I still couldn't win.  I got the
feeling if I got one good swipe at your hide, our situations would be reversed right
now.  My gods must have cursed me in that match.  You better offer up a bountiful
offer to yours. -- Kyoko

Forces of Nature -- Oooo...ahhh... I offer my condolences about Sticket.  Guess I
don't know my own strength apparantly.  I got into this gladiator business part time
to make some money.  When I figured I might be good at it, I got some lessons from
someone with more experience that hits like a truck I'm told.  Whatever what one of
those are.  She told me I just need to work on landing my blows better and I should
be on par with her if not surpass.  Still I knew what I was getting into when I
signed up.  I did the deed and accept the consequences that come with it.  I look
forward to the challenge to come, and maybe pick up a thing or two if I'm lucky.
Just know it wasn't personal. -- Tessa 
P.S.  I hope you were able to reattach the jaw after that last shot.  Closed caskets
are such a sober affair. :)

Sparkle Farkle -- Mmmm...  While your effort should be applauded, do not let that
match go to your head.  One must train his body and mind first to reach peak
efficiency, before one can concertrate on matters at hand.  If your value of your
life is fleeting, come my way again in the near future.  Then I can give you my full
attention.  All things in good time as they say. -- Atima

Cadows Huterz -- Sorryz abots Whiters thans Whites Tiggers.  I's neverz thoughts a
couplez shots to the families jewlz woulds killz someones.  I's waz justs swingings
thatz things arounds with mez eyez closed. -- Rewrite
P.S.  I's waznts grinnings over mez weaponz.  I's thoughts itz waz mez drinkings mug.

Cardow Hunters -- Apologies about White Tiger.  The result was most unexpected.  If
it's any consolation Rewrite is just broken up about it.  He's just been drowning
himself in booze..  Literly.  He keeps passing out with his head buried in the
barrel...yet somehow still able to breath.  Still I will prepare him and make sure
he's ready for the bloodfued.  I'm sending him out there buck naked with a stuffed
bunny and keeping my fingers crossed.  The food bill is just too high this month.
P.S.  I guess a 4 is too high of a kill desire. :)

Goldie -- Did you like the gift basket I promised you?  The gift basket of PAIN!!
Yes the statment maybe a little cliche' but the sentiment still applies.  All I hear
is you whining and crying about someone taking your name.  A name..  You know there
seems to be a lot of things being taken around here.  You took something that was
mine.  Red Tiger's life was mine.  It was mine!  MINE DAM IT!  I was suppost to be
the one to end it!...  But you took that from me..  And unlike your precious little
insignificate name it can never be given back!...  So you go on your little tirade
and swear to kill everyone in your path.  That didn't quite work out the way you
expected, did it?  You know when you boast big, usually someone comes along to shut
you up.  I just took it upon myself to claim that honor.  You know I was expecting
for it to be at least somewhat of a challenge, but watching you throw punch after
punch with those limp wrists in a effort to stay off the invevible was hilarious.
You spent more time trying to slap me to death and you did griping your weapon.  But
when you finally pulled out your spare, I knew it was time to put you out of your
misery.  I'm just disappointed that I was stopped before I could finish the job.
Great warrior indeed.  Makes me wonder what kind of family legacy in your name that
you keep prattling about.  Must be only one branch on that tree. -- Kyoko

Buzzsaw -- Hope that nick in your neck is healing well.  I'm sure all those skills
were worth the pain. -- Carina

Escapade -- I believe Buzzsaw has paid enough. -- Venus

Brandi Richardson -- You're one hell of a teacher, you ever think of changing
professions? -- Vega

Aureolus -- I was happily suprised at that outcome.  I would say come back anytime
but I believe if we were to meet again the outcome would be quite different. -- Mensa

Gallienus -- I am not using the great axe again....ever! -- Solar Flare

Hunger Pang -- I know that I am better looking than you and all but trying to kill me
for it...well...that is just petty. -- Ankaa

Tessa, Tessa, Tessa -- You killer.  Well, you know what's coming. -- Storm Front,
Mgr. Force of Nature

Dangerous Criminal -- You're not so much, are you? -- Tye Foon

Beleg -- How do you hit someone so much in the head and neck and NOT kill him!  Well,
don't do me any favors! -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Hey! -- Zero Visability

Kojiro -- Nice rating in attack -- Whirlwind

Barul -- We'll try again once the commision posts my name correctly. -- Wendy DaY

Energizer Bunny -- At least you boss is interested in how you would do...I get the
feeling mine wants me dead! -- Zero

Xoan -- To echo Master Beru, welcome. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Snowshoe -- To be honest with you, I was surprised at the outcome of our fight. --
Wirlwind

Ed -- How did I manage to rid myself of half my losses?  You have to read my comment
the way I intended it.  My first 15 fights resulted in a 4-11 record, then after that
I went (or finished) by going 15-5-2, which equals my total record of 19-16-2....get 
it? -- Down Pour

     Unfortunately, Ed. is not here today nor two weeks ago, nor even four weeks ago.
     It's me for now, and some days, thinking is not my first order of business. --
     Temp Ed.
     P.S.  But it would have been a good trick if you could have pulled it off.

Marius -- Well, listen, just wait till I get my mud-shoes! -- Snowshoe

Your Mama... is a person about whom what I want to say would not be accepted for
publication in this newsletter.  THAT is no way to finish the month. -- Cezzaro

It was all a ploy by the Veteran Mercenary to get a few days in bed with nurses
waiting on him. -- Ladybug

Jon -- Tcha. -- Red Lily
P.S.  And only one skill, too.

Rewrite -- Well, I just hope that my revised version has a better style!  No wonder I
died. -- Ghost of White Tiger

Listen, I understand that sometimes you guys can't help killing, but I don't have
time to run a recruiting office AND write about adventures.  Try to be a little less
deadly to my team! -- Uncle Wolf, Cardow Hunters
P.S.  Drat, I didn't mean to sound pathetic about it, even if I FEEL pathetic about
it, but this is not a good week for recruiting here.  And I shudder to think what
Jorja will say when she finds out.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WRIGHTTRAINEDKILLER was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRUSNIK was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
TYE FOON demolished TESSA in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
AGASAYA overpowered YOUR MAMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
WHIRLWIND overpowered LADYBUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JASON bested ELDACAR in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MORRIGAN slaughtered CARINA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SIREN beat MENSA in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PIER was savagely defeated by AUREOLUS in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
CAMULUS was vanquished by CEZZARO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ROSEMARY won victory over JON in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
ATIMA beat FORTE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge melee.
GREGOR was defeated by REWRITE in a 2 minute novice vs. master Challenge match.
WENDY DAY handily defeated ARONWE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
KOJIRO demolished MARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
GALLIENUS unbelievably bested BELEG in a popular 2 minute conflict.
SOLAR FLARE was unbelievably bested by JUNIBAN in a 3 minute master's bout.
SNOWSHOE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HUNGER PANG was narrowly killed by KYOKO in a 2 minute brutal match.
MISS CONDUCT II was overpowered by MENTU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ENERGIZER BUNNY overcame S'TOU in a 1 minute competition.
BRICKHOUSE bested ZERO VISABILITY in a 2 minute bout.
POSTUMUS was defeated by GOLDIE in a 2 minute brutal duel.
ANKAA luckily beat LANCE in a action packed 1 minute fray.
DIRTY SANCHEZ handily defeated BILL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ENYALIUS narrowly killed CICERO in a 3 minute fight.
HOFFA was overpowered by RED LILY in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
PETUNIA was outlasted by ANSHIN in a 7 minute duel.
SPARKLE FARKLE was defeated by FORCIBLE in a action packed 3 minute novice's bout.
BUZZSAW was unbelievably bested by URAT in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fray.
FORWARD was overpowered by ZUGAA in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
FORTITUDE was defeated by CLOUD TIGER in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
FOREDOOM was overpowered by BA-BOOM BETTY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VEGA savagely defeated BARUL in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     50 -  35 -  3      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  45 -  3      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        31 -  28 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  41 -  7      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  36 -  1      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  44 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  27 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  1      30  |

Turn 550 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         4  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                22  12  1  119 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
WALL OF STEEL    GALLIENUS 4607             19  15  1   98 EQUESTORS (158)
STRIKING ATTACK  AGASAYA 4868               10   2  0   93 GODS OF WAR (424)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNIBAN 4599               21   4  0   91 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
BASHING ATTACK   MORRIGAN 4864               9   2  1   86 GODS OF WAR (424)
AIMED BLOW       SIREN 4820                  7   1  0   65 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802          7   4  0   43 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                  7   4  0   41 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 AUREOLUS 4631.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPARKLE FARKLE 4853, 
BELEG 3439, SOLAR FLARE 4427, RED LILY 4836, SIREN 4820, ROSEMARY 2984, SNOWSHOE 
4712, KYOKO 2929, FORCIBLE 4450, and BUZZSAW 4852.

The least popular fighter this week was ANSHIN 4861.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MENSA 4442, FOREDOOM 4448, HOFFA 4763, BILL 4766, BRICKHOUSE 4131, 
S'TOU 4801, MISS CONDUCT II 4156, MARIUS 4602, ARONWE 4883, and FORTE 4447.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KOJIRO (29-4456) BLACK SAMURAI (166)