DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2007    Duedate: 11/06/2007

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MORRIGAN
GODS OF WAR (424)
(29-4864) [18-8-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIRTY SANCHEZ                  SMASHER
STREET WALKERS (97)            DEATH MOB (437)
(29-4802) [17-9-0,127]         (29-5032) [2-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIRTY SANCHEZ                  GOLDIE
STREET WALKERS (97)            STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4802) [17-9-0,127]         (29-4805) [15-9-2,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ESCAPADE (417)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             67
2. GODS OF WAR (424)           51      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. SWEETNESS (431)             35      Unchartered Team
4. EQUESTORS (158)             33
5. ESCAPADE (417)              30      SUNSTRIDERS (438)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      448 290 38 60.7   1/ 1 ESCAPADE (417)           11  4 2
 2/ 1*SUNSTRIDERS (438)          9   6  0 60.0   2/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 1
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      498 338 12 59.6   3/ 4 GODS OF WAR (424)        10  5 0
 4/ 4 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       40  30  3 57.1   4/11 EQUESTORS (158)           9  4 0
 5/ 5 GODS OF WAR (424)         77  58  6 57.0   5/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  5 2
 6/ 6 ESCAPADE (417)            72  57  3 55.8   6/ 6 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)       9  6 1
 7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      337 307 21 52.3   7/ 7*SUNSTRIDERS (438)         9  6 0
 8/ 7 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    63  58  7 52.1   8/ 5 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      9  6 0
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          346 328 11 51.3   9/10 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  8 1
10-10 THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    20  20  2 50.0  10/13 FORLORN (382)             7  8 0
11/11 CROC FILES (374)         343 349 23 49.6  11/ 8*SWEETNESS (431)           6  8 2
12/12 EQUESTORS (158)          638 668 47 48.9  12/15 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 2
13/13 VENUSIANS (321)          201 222 11 47.5  13/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  9 1
14/14 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    240 272 15 46.9  14/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
15/22*SWEETNESS (431)           15  18  2 45.5  15/14 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    5  5 1
16/16 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     381 463  9 45.1  16/16 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  4 0
17/15 NO QUARTER (433)          32  39  1 45.1  17/19 CROC FILES (374)          4 10 0
18/17 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    55  69  4 44.4  18/17*DEATH MOB (437)           4 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 FORLORN (382)             30  38  1 44.1  19/23 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
20/19 MEN (356)                153 196 10 43.8  20/18 NO QUARTER (433)          2  1 0
21/21 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      34  48  3 41.5  21/21 MEN (356)                 1  2 0
22/24*DEATH MOB (437)            6  14  0 30.0  22/ 0*LUNATIC FRINGE (285)      0  5 0
23/ 0*LUNATIC FRINGE (285)       1   5  0 16.7  23-24 THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    0  1 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[ Cardow Hunters ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Moving away from Lapur:

     There was no north or south in the Spirit Lands, no sunrise or sunset, no stars
to guide a traveler.  Travelers weren't encouraged.  But someone who knew what he was
doing could reach his goal.  Wolf had never decided whether it was because there was
some fixed, invisible geography and one observed it with a sixth sense, like a
migrating bird, or whether it was simply that a clear goal, firmly pursued, simply
placed itself in the path of the voyager.  He might have dismissed it as a pointless
speculation, except that sometime--soon, he thought--someone was going to have to
reach a goal without any clear concept to pursue.  And that someone might be him, at
the least it would be some gladiator he had trained.
     For the moment, he knew exactly where he was going.  There was a place, some
people called it a temple, on the edge of Night.  A place where the living could meet
the dead on an equal footing.  Where a shaman could meet with a Guardian of Night and
neither have cause to fear the other.  Wolf had been there twice before in his long
life, and escaped.  Many shamans said that no one ever escaped it a third time.  That
was a risk he would have to take.
     He walked.  There was no measuring time or distance in the Spirit Lands, but his
muscles felt that he walked a long way.  His legs told him, though his eyes denied
it, that he had come mostly uphill.  This was proper.  The place he was seeking lay
on what passed for "high ground" here.
     If this were the "real" world, Wolf would call the air misty, foggy in spots.
There was a drifting haziness, anyway, and that, too, was proper for the region he
called "the edge of Night."  It was darker on the other side.  Still a Spirit Land,
he supposed, but not the outer Spirit Land that most people heard about, the one he
had just come through.  This was just a preliminary.  On the other side was the true
home of the Dead and the spirits that were associated with them.
     The temple was in front of him.  Without warning, as though it had materialized
at that moment.  Perhaps it had.  It was black, a place of columns and arches like a
great forest.
     Once he stepped between the pillars, he could hear water splashing in a fountain
and smell the dampness of it.  Water, and the need for water, did not exist in the
Outer Land, but now the old shaman was aware of thirst.  He looked at the fountain.
The water arched and danced, splashed and dripped; it was silver.  Not with trapped
or reflected light, the water was the color of silver.  It smelled fresh, and he knew
it would be cool to the touch.  Looking, hearing, smelling, his thirst was great.  He
would sooner drink poison than dip into that fountain without permission.  He turned
away from it.
     "So you came."
     Wolf turned to face the voice, but did not answer.  What was there to say?  Of
course he had come.  Light rippled and condensed, became a glowing mist between two
of the pillars.  One of the Servants of Balance; he did not know its name, if it had
one, but he recognized the pattern.  He called it Dalon, the Blue One.  "What would
the Dark Lord have of me?"
     "There has been trouble.  Disturbances.  Raids on the outlying marches, souls
stolen and wrongfully used.  It must stop."
     "Necromancers."  The name was a curse in the old shaman's mouth.  Some acted in
ignorance of the damage they did, others knew and did not care.  "There are always
necromancers around.  Most have little power and can be dealt with by the Guardians,
even the Lesser Guardians, or so I have understood."
     "Yes.  But one has come who is greater, and causes much trouble.  And beyond the
trouble that one causes, others seek to copy it, or to shelter under its wings.  It
must stop, or there will be no peace for the True Dead, who have earned it, and no
souls for rebirth."
     "It would help if I had some way to identify this Master Necromancer," Wolf
said.
     "We do not know the person," the Blue One answered, "only the damage in its
wake.  But it is working mostly in that small realm you call Alastari."
     "Lesser necromancers are as thick as fleas on a dog in Alastari," Wolf said.
"The Grey Witch seems to attract them.  A greater one could hide among them for a
long time."
     "The Night Hunters will aid you."
     Wolf bit back a curse.  He was to loose the Wild Hunt on Alastari?  The cure
might be worse than the problem.  "I will talk to them," he said.  "Tell them I'm
coming."

Near Morya:

     The wind poured over the graveyard in a dark river, driving clouds across the
moon, rags of fog across the ground.
     Cloudrider hunched deeper into his cloak.  "What are we waiting for?"
     "Something is going to happen," Young Joan said.  "Something we need to
witness."  As she turned her head, the moonlight glinted off the silver pins holding
her hair in a coiled crown.  "Haruspek wasn't clear."
     "How could he be?  He's dead."
     "I don't want to go over that again with you, 'Rider," Joan said.  "It was a
dream, okay?  And no, not my imagination working after hours.  Gods, this language.
There should be different words for meaningless dreams, true dreams, prophetic
dreams--so many kinds.  Whatever.  Trust me, it was a true dream, and Haruspek--
There!"  She turned to face the northern edge of the graveyard.
     Trees already leafless with the turning season were silhouetted against the sky,
clouds like dim pearls and glittering stars.  Cloudrider couldn't see anything else
there.  An aurora condensed and rippled, spears of blue light shooting upward.  A
shadow moved, drifting closer.  Man-shaped, but the movement was a boneless glide.
He took a step back, away from it, and was brought up short by Joan's grip on his
arm.
     The Lady Protector spoke, her words half chant and wholly unfamiliar.  Short
sentences, with rhymes hammering down at the end of every other one like spikes
driving into a post.  Something in the night tightened like a bowstring or a harp
string, humming, pitch climbing higher and higher into silence as the tension built.
     It was magic of some kind, and Cloudrider wanted nothing to do with it.  What he
wanted had... nothing to do with it.  He glanced sideways at Joan.  Her face was
pale, strained.  Resolute.  Whatever this spell meant, she was going through with it,
and he had promised to stay with her to the end.  He regretted that promise, but it
had been made and must be kept.
     Damn.
     No, he took back the 'damn', that might be too close to the reality of this
night and this... ghost for anyone's comfort.  As Joan chanted, the vague form drew
together, taking definite shape.  Definitely a man, even a man someone might
recognize, though it was no one Cloudrider had known.
     The tension in the night eased.  Beside him, Joan sighed.  "I greet you,
Nightwind," she said.  "How may the living aid the dead?"
     Cloudrider thought the ghost spoke, but the message was not for him.  All he
heard was a murmur of sound, a whisper of wind, a slur of fallen leaves against the
ground, a hiss of blown sand or snow.  The rhythms were Rirorni, but they twisted
away from the dialects he knew.  He didn't understand the words, but he knew what he
was hearing:  This was the way the shamans of the tribes talked to the dead and the
Greater Spirits, the way they were answered.
     How had Young Joan learned to understand?  Uncle Wolf might have taught her, if
there was good reason.  And why?  If she had learned for this... effort which lay
before them, what did that say about its importance?  Things he didn't want to hear,
probably.  Not that it mattered what he wanted, because he could tell that he was in
this now, and that even a death in the arena wouldn't free him from the task to be
done.
     As he watched, fighting the urge to retreat, ghostly hands came forward and
clasped Joan's, the aurora danced and faded, and then the ghost turned to him.
Cloudrider wanted to retreat, but his limbs were frozen.  The ghost... embraced him.
He gasped and breathed in mist that was not quite mist.  Something settled inside
him, and sighed, and stretched.  Cloudrider saw his own arms stretch out, his hands
open and close, watching as though it was a remarkable occurrence.  There was a voice
in his mind, but he closed his awareness against it, slammed the doors of his soul
against the Thing that had invaded him.
     "Relax," Young Joan advised.  "Don't fight it.  We need this help to--"
     "Easy for you to say!  YOU don't have--"
     "I also bear the spirit of a teammate who has passed through to the next world.
She was once known as Selumia.  We need their help," Joan said, "just as they need
ours."
     "But--"
     "Don't make Nightwind take control by force," she warned.  "It should be a
partnership, not a domination."
     Shaking, Cloudrider whispered, "I'm afraid."
     "Do not fear me," the other in his mind whispered.  "I seek no unlawful
possession.  But others do, others among the living and the not-fully-dead--
necromancers!"  The last word came from Nightwind as a curse.  "What a necromancer
may do with the carcasses we leave behind is... abominable, a travesty of life.  What
they do to the living souls that have departed their material existence is... much
worse.  A slavery of the darkest kind.  But we, the dead, dare not attempt to stop
them directly, for they will simply seize us and add us to their victims.  Only the
living can fight them, but only we, the dead, can bring you to where they are."
     "This is the best time to begin."  Young Joan's voice seemed to come from a
great distance.  "At this season, the barrier between the worlds is thinnest."  The
voice, it wasn't quite Joan's, though Cloudrider could not have defined the
difference, paused, then went on.  "And there are other reasons for acting now that
are... difficult to explain to one who has not a shaman's training."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): COOL WORDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): POSITON IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
               (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Neopolitan - Your manager and her friend talked a big game, but as you have now been
taught, there is more to this profession that being big and strong.  It was fun and I
wish you the best.

The rest of Lapur -- As predicted by Storm Front I received my invite right on
schedule.  I leave my challenges open to any who have the desire to sit upon this
throne that I will be leaving empty.  Of course, you may have to pay off the
commission to get a scheduled fight with me, as the Mead has top priority via their
blood feud.  Since this is my last fight here in Lapur or anywhere for that matter, I
will use this time tell you some things about me.  I am the most successful lunger
Storm Front has run (not saying much), but with the help of those who know better
than him, Storm Front trained me as an 11(1)-9(1)-16-17(1)-21(1)-5(1)-11(1).  A miner
and his wife thought is would be good to make me a "burner." (Thank you) Therefore,
until Storm Front decides to rob a moneychanger, I will most likely not be fighting
for some time if at all.  Here are the others: AdEx in INT and ATT.....yep, that's
it.  Favorite Weapon is Epee (never used it), rhythm LO/VH.....What the.....!! LO?
Oh well..., maybe I will not even fight after SF robs the moneychanger.  Oh, almost
forgot favorite learn was INT.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  LAPUR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  See if I even talk to 
any of those losers in CARDOW HUNTERS again!  Didja see where they got 0-5-0?  
Somebody musta won a lotta fights!  MID EARTH like really fought hard to move up to 
2nd from 9th.  Way to go!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 7 
after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, EQUESTORS!  MVP award for SPARKLE FARKLE?  ESCAPADE's 
proud of her after beating ROSEMARY and getting 31 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  PETUNIA got smashed by ARONWE, and lost 18 points!  MORRIGAN thinks hers 
18-8-1 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  
Was that a tear I saw in MORRIGAN's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't 
TYE FOON fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said LAPUR's Duelmaster was paying 
for drinks at The Burning Tree?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  STREET 
WALKERS was the most avoided team.  Is a 448-290-38 record really that scary?  Is 
there some deep dark secret why BLACK SAMURAI's been avoiding STREET WALKERS so much? 
Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is RED LILY popular, or what?  She was 
challenged the most in all of LAPUR!  She's got a 11-12-0, is that good?  I'm not so 
sure JASON knew all the facts when he challenged DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS.  I 
saw JASON stumbling and dribbling at The Burning Tree last week...  DIRTY SANCHEZ 
subdued JASON, and was I surprised (right!).  But its a good thing DIRTY SANCHEZ 
could stop laughing long enough to give JASON a good pounding.  For sure, I was 
holding my breath when I found out CAMULUS challenged BRICKHOUSE.  After all, haven't 
GODS OF WAR and STREET WALKERS had a long standing duel in LAPUR?  It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but BRICKHOUSE wants me to write about it since she 
lost to CAMULUS.  Satisfied?  NEOPOLITAN must not be a good enough fighter to get in 
fair fights.  He challenged MASI.  12 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they 
tell me.) I thought NEOPOLITAN showed great skill and promise when he won victory 
over MASI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  KYOKO returns from the Dark Arena, 
maybe a "little upset" at hers WILL DUEL 4 MEAD teammates...  I'm always kinda bummed 
when a decent warrior gets killed.  VEGA, of VENUSIANS had a 12-6-0 when she got 
bumped off by KYRA.  What a bummer!  AALAIYA got wasted by MAD DOG MONTANA!  But with 
a 4-10-0, I guess BLOOD KNIGHTS aren't too bummed.  What a bummer deal for REBECCA!  
She just barely was getting hers "fighter feet" but got kill by FRENCH SILK of 
SWEETNESS!  Those're the breaks, I guess.  It was kind of sad, seeing old ROSEMARY 
stumbling around the arena, before SPARKLE FARKLE finished her off.  Oh well!  So 
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD has one more turn to Bloodfeud FORCE OF NATURE's TYE FOON.  Big 
deal.  TESSA's dead.  What's the point?  Ya just gotta go on.  Don't look back...  
Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (ZERO VISABILITY vs. FIREFLY, that is.) LUCY 
bloodfeuded (is that a word?) SONNY DAZE for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  
Was it really worth it?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  LAPUR is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORRIGAN 4864                18   8  1   115       GODS OF WAR (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802           17   9  0   127       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853          14   5  1   116       ESCAPADE (417)
 BUZZSAW 4852                 13   6  1   114       ESCAPADE (417)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 26   7  0   107       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CAMULUS 4865                 13  14  2   105       GODS OF WAR (424)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         17  25  0   100       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MIDNIGHT RUIN 4959           12   5  1   100       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 GOLDIE 4805                  15   9  2    99       STREET WALKERS (97)
 S'TOU 4801                   18   8  0    97       ESCAPADE (417)
 KYOKO 2929                   12  13  2    92       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARONWE 4883                  11   7  0    90       MID EARTH (223)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238             9   6  1    90       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENYALIUS 4863                13  10  1    88       GODS OF WAR (424)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              22   9  0    86       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ELDACAR 3483                 16  12  1    84       MID EARTH (223)
 SILVER SCINTERER 4211        12   7  1    84       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JASON 2985                   14  13  1    82       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MENSA 4442                   16  31  1    80       VENUSIANS (321)
 PEITON 4966                  10   2  0    77       NO QUARTER (433)
 JON 4764                     15  14  2    76       MEN (356)
-HEARTWOOD 4815                9   5  1    74       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 PETUNIA 4837                 13   8  0    67       ESCAPADE (417)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KYRA 5002                    10   4  1    66       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 AMIE 4718                    12  22  1    65       CROC FILES (374)
 AEREON 5001                   9   5  1    65       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 REWRITE 2926                 16   9  1    64       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ANKAA 4806                   14  11  0    64       VENUSIANS (321)
 RED LILY 4836                11  12  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          8   5  1    59       METAL MINCERS (256)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALYM 5004                   10   4  1    55       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          13   7  0    54       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LONGINUS 4908                 6   9  0    53       EQUESTORS (158)
 URAT 4889                    12   5  1    49       MID EARTH (223)
 PHOENIX RISING 4960           8   9  1    49       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 BASAIDO 4999                  6   5  0    47       BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
-VICOTHNIC 4817                5   1  0    47       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 TURTLE 4974                   7   0  1    45       ESCAPADE (417)
 AKUMU 4674                    8  10  0    44       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FIREFLY 4950                  6   2  1    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CLOUD TIGER 4903              8   8  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LUCY 4922                     5   6  0    42       CROC FILES (374)
 FORGET 4981                   4   1  0    41       FORLORN (382)
 FORWARD 4451                  7   7  0    40       FORLORN (382)
 MURRY 4755                    6  15  1    40       CROC FILES (374)
-JURASSIC JORDON 5008          4   0  1    39       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SMASHER 5032                  2   1  0    39       DEATH MOB (437)
 WEIPA 4793                    7  11  2    38       CROC FILES (374)
 FORTITUDE 4449                7   6  0    38       FORLORN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984          4   2  2    37       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GOO II 4909                   8   6  0    36       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-VELOON 4963                   3   2  0    36       NO QUARTER (433)
 FORTE 4447                    6   8  1    34       FORLORN (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VELUNA 4971                   7   6  0    33       NO QUARTER (433)
 URD 4987                      4   2  1    30       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HULIK 4992                    3   3  0    30       MID EARTH (223)
 FRENCH SILK 4942              4   3  1    27       SWEETNESS (431)
-HANNICHI 4860                 2   0  1    27       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DAEMON 4953                   4   3  0    26       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 NEOPOLITAN 4944               4   3  1    25       SWEETNESS (431)
 YURIS 4991                    3   3  1    25       MID EARTH (223)
 VENGER 5020                   3   0  0    25       SUNSTRIDERS (438)
 CELADUS 4948                  6   2  1    24       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOREDOOM 4448                 4  10  0    22       FORLORN (382)
-KHORMASHRA 4814               3   3  1    22       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 VANILLA 5005                  2   2  0    22       SWEETNESS (431)
-ANSHIN 4861                   2   0  0    22       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         4   2  1    21       METAL MINCERS (256)
 UNKNOWN 5018                  3   0  0    21       SUNSTRIDERS (438)
 QETESH 5026                   2   2  0    20       GODS OF WAR (424)
 LORAUC 4985                   3   3  0    19       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 LYSIAS 4947                   5   3  0    18       EQUESTORS (158)
 ATHENA 4990                   4   2  0    18       GODS OF WAR (424)
-KIKUZO 4913                   3   4  0    17       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PETRIFIED SPONGE 5023         2   0  0    16       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 GUAT 5017                     2   2  0    15       DEATH MOB (437)
 SKY FALLING 4949              3   5  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ROCKY ROAD 4941               3   4  0    13       SWEETNESS (431)
 CALLISTO 5036                 1   1  0    12       VENUSIANS (321)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031           2   1  2    10       VENUSIANS (321)
 RAGE WATERS 4983              2   4  0    10       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               1   1  1    10       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DAX 5015                      1   3  0    10       DEATH MOB (437)
 MASI 5021                     1   2  0     9       SUNSTRIDERS (438)
 APONIUS 4980                  1   5  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
 MYRIAD 4986                   1   5  0     8       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 LITERNIUS 5049                1   0  0     7       EQUESTORS (158)
 SKULD 5029                    1   2  0     5       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MEPHOL 5033                   0   3  0     3       DEATH MOB (437)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               0   3  0     3       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 WHITE APE 5039                0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAVEN 5038                    0   2  0     2       SUNSTRIDERS (438)
 TORI 5048                     0   1  0     1       DEATH MOB (437)
 DEMON D*KE 5034               0   1  0     1       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROSEMARY 2984         12 15 1 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  SPARKLE FARKLE 4853   565         
AALAIYA 5003           4 10 0 BLOOD KNIGHTS 436     MAD DOG MONTANA 4984  565         
SNOWSHOE 4712         26 22 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    JASON 2985            563         
MOSSMAN 4982           1  3 0 CROC FILES 374        SONNY DAZE 5035       564 JUST REV
BLACK ORC 385          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KYOKO 2929            565 NONE    
GNARLS 5013            1  1 0 DEATH MOB 437         JURASSIC JORDON 5008  563         
JINXOR 5016            0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437         CELADUS 4948          562 REVENGED
WENDY DAY 4886         5  9 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   FIREFLY 4950          562 JUST REV
STARRY NITE 5025       0  2 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312   NEOPOLITAN 4944       563 REVENGED
ARES 4972              1  2 0 GODS OF WAR 424       URD 4987              561 REVENGED

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STATE WARD #2 3015     0  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285    SHAMBLING MOUND 384   565 NONE    
STATE WARD #1 3014     0  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285    STONE GOLEM 391       565 NONE    
STATE WARD #3 3016     0  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285    DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   565 NONE    
PSYCHO 3013            1  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285    YURIS 4991            565         
LUNATIC 3017           0  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285    SOLAR ERUPTION 5031   565         
LANCE 4765            10 15 1 MEN 356               ROSEMARY 2984         561 NOT REVE
REBECCA 5022           2  1 0 SUNSTRIDERS 438       FRENCH SILK 4942      565         
TERATIN 5019           0  1 0 SUNSTRIDERS 438       SOLAR ERUPTION 5031   563 REVENGED
VEGA 4870             12  6 0 VENUSIANS 321         KYRA 5002             565         
COSSIOPEIA 5009        1  2 0 VENUSIANS 321         TURTLE 4974           563         
TESSA 4838            12  4 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282  TYE FOON 4835         562 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Tye Foon, Duelmaster (again) and Lord Protector. -- Ora,
Oremaster, and The Metal Mincers

Tye -- I know you expected a mead, but The Commission told me "take care of Tye".  I
wonder what they meant?  Did I do OK? -- Aluminum Awl

Venus -- Me gal?  Chatter?  Dain't want nary yer chatter; want yer, hmmmmmmm.  Best
not bea talking; Ora be listenin'; sure. -- Oremaster

Oremaster -- Hmpfff!  But, I just have to laugh.  If you get your hands on Venus,
you'd have to treat her as a figurine, not a lusty action heroine.  You don't have
much else in you.  Sorry, Old Codger.  (Chuckle) -- Ora

Sporkis equals succinct?  Not.  (wink) -- Ora

Lazarian -- Backatchee, Priest.  Ye do confessions? -- Oremaster

Midnight Ruin -- I had my chance, but you really sintered!  Salute. -- Silver
Scinterer

Forward -- You put some dents in my shiny, but the metal held true.  (Not like the
plastic I hear some use nowadays.) -- Chrome Crimper

Mad Dog Montana -- A great battle and some nice learns.  I think the RUGS may have
given you a little unfair treatment, but what the heck.  I needed that! -- Platinum
Peener

Good luck to all Lapur in The Mailer.  There will not be any Mincers entered, but we
wish our fellow Consortiumites well in their endeavors also. -- Oremaster, Ora, and
the gang

Venus -- A creditable symbolic gesture, it was after all your up-challenge, but
bloodfeuds need to be settled.  Disservice to the fallen, overall team moral
plummets, implied insult to my fighter...<shrug> you know how it is.  It's tough the
way things worked out but thems the rules. -- Scion

Rosemary -- Ah, you devil-may-care devil, you. -- S'tou, wait one, I resemble that
remark <grin>

Zero Visibility -- Eh, I've seen worse on blind dates.  And if you wished for your
gentlemanlyness to sway me...you could've worked your way up to the rematch. --
Sparkle Farkle

Enyalius -- Now that's adulation. -- Petunia

Dirty Sanchez -- That lye's pretty bad all right, worse'n the pumice, but that pumice
don't step aside lightly.  Stupid floating rock, swear I glowed in the dark when the
girls were done.  Damn dog tried to defend me from my own stuff. -- Buzzsaw

NAIEI -- Thanks for the name correction. -- the Sunstriders

Road Kill and the Street Walkers -- Thanks for the warm welcome, see you on the
sands. -- Salik and the Sunstriders

Venus -- Teratin sucked and had no potential but thank you for the kind words.  For
the record though he was not trying to kill Solar it may have just seemed that way.
Don't be confused though, Venger IS trying to kill Solar.  Teratin was like a brother
to him.  Life sucks then you lose it. -- Salik

Solar Eruption -- I am Venger Elias Antiga, you killed my brother, prepare to die. --
Venger

Callisto -- My aim just sucks. -- Masi

White Ape -- Another 100,000 years of evolution and you should try again. -- Unknown

Convicted Thief -- Wow, just wow.  Thirty-one swings, thirty-one misses.  At least I
won't have to polish any of my shields. -- Rebecca

Sorry for my recent lack of personals lately.  A promotion in my real life has left
me with very little time in my fantasy life. -- Sovereign

Storm Front -- Well, so much for that one decent warrior on your team.  Congrats to
Tye Foon on his ascension. -- Sovereign and the Gods
P.S.  If you are taking suggestions for names, how about Harry Cane or Sue Nami.  Or
if you are looking for something different, how about Britney Spears.  Lord know
that's a huge disaster right now.

Sanchez -- Yes I feel lucky.  Lucky to be alive.  With Tye leaving, I think we will
be fighting each other sooner than both of us would have liked.  Good luck. --
Morrigan

Mensa -- We look forward to it.  Well everyone but Morrigan. -- Sovereign

Urd -- Nothing personal taken.  I just wanted to test my warriors against someone who
is obviously skilled.  Hopefully, we con continue this far into the future. --
Sovereign

Did any else notice the drama between two of our top managers lately?  Who has the
popcorn? -- Sovereign

Mensa -- OK.  That was much easier than I was expecting.  Hopefully that was just a
strategy experiment on your part. -- Camulus

Jason -- Sorry about the challenge.  You had to expect that especially after our last
fight. -- Morrigan

Petunia -- I guess you showed me who was the better in style.  We will definitely
have to do this again. -- Enyalius

Mephol -- I hate to rip on an opponent but you should have won.  You are severely
lacking in what makes you style work.  Increase your strength and will or you will
have a short career. -- Athena

Forte -- What can I say besides thanks for not killing me. -- Qetesh

Crimper -- Sorry about the treatment, but you caught me experimenting with that
weapon.  Otherwise you may have won. -- Aereon

Sporkis -- Sorry I couldn't impress you.  Next time I will try to kill Goo.  Too bad,
though, I happen to like him. -- Kyra

Akumu -- Ouch!!!  Sorry about the first hit.  That probably ruined your weekend. --
Talym
P.S.  Do you know if they make platemail cups?  If they do, you may want to invest in
one.

Longinus -- How much damage can you take?? -- Aalaiya

Red Lily -- Remind me not to try that again. -- Kyra

Cloud Tiger -- I'm hoping that wasn't the strategy you used to beat my teammate? --
Aereon

Urat -- Impressive.  Thank you for taking it easy on me. -- Basaido

Oremaster and Ora -- Fated to dance the sands our stables seem to be.  Whether deemed
by the fates or forced by the Norns, opponents with honor we are glad to meet. --
Lazarian, keeper and priest the to Abyssal Plains

Sunstriders -- Greetings to thee and thine. -- Lazarian

Aalaiya -- Somewhat surprised at how the match ended. -- Longinus

Forget -- You got the jump, I did not get in a swing, you won, if we match up again
you might want to wear some armor in case I am lucky enough to get in a swing. --
Lysias

Death Mob -- The only reason you got your Bloodfeud is because I do not avoid or hide
for 5 turns. -- Spartacus

P. Sponge -- If you were really petrified you should have shattered after the
pounding you took. -- Aponius

Ava Lantch -- I think you might have gone with something more along the lines of Ava
Lynch?  Although it would appear that your manager has a strong dislike for you
anyway, or he wouldn't have sent you for the bloodfeud.  Still, good try. -- Firefly

Aereon -- (crossly)  If you hadn't had a goat staked out to distract me, I'd've done
better.  I could hardly have done worse. -- Cloud Tiger

Kyra -- Good try, but no rolled herbal product.  What can I say?  (shrugs)  Sure,
cats are fast and graceful, but you're nothing next to an elf. -- Red Lily
P.S.  Okay, the Commission calls me an elf, but I'm actually only part elf, it just
doesn't show that I've got a lot of Rirorni in me.  I'm still more graceful than you
are, so there!
P.P.S.  Hey, it's been that kind of day all around, and I'm not TAKING any more of
it, okay?

Goo II -- Great!  You're some kind of glue, aren't you?  Maybe you can put the pieces
of the sky back together and make them stay up. -- Sky Falling

Unknown -- I should have expected this.  They're all against me, my manager and the
Commission, everybody!  Matching me against somebody who started out with infinitely
more fights and even now has twice as many as I do.  Is this fair?  Of course not,
but I no longer expect "fair" from the world.  It's all of a piece. -- White Ape
P.S.  One skill?  One lousy skill, that's all you deign to teach me out of your
abundant experience?  Cheese!

Rage -- I did toss them, but you must have had trouble catching.  Of course, the sun
was in your eyes. -- Firefly

Mensa -- Actually, the problem was that Snowshoe was NOT missed...at a critical point
in his last fight. -- Jorja, Cardow Hunters

Tye Foon -- Yes, yes, I'm sure you DESERVE something along the line of "lands," but
we don't HAVE any.  There isn't a square inch from here to Morya that hasn't been
claimed by somebody already, and we'd have a war on our hands if we tried to take it
away from them.  Er, ah.  If you, um, care to take your "lands" from the Monuntial
side, well, we already HAVE a war with them. -- Chetam, odd-job man for Lapur Arena

Rewrite -- No skills!?!  Well at least you didn't get any either; I guess we are both
bad teachers. -- Vega

Venger -- Wow, your manager wasn't kidding about trying to kill me off.  I hope that
I can make it through these next three fights. -- Solar Eruption

Murry -- It always puts a smile on my face when I win and learn a lot. -- Ankaa

Masi -- Um, OUCH! -- Callisto

Camulus -- Did I happen to mention that I don't want to leave Lapur by body bag?
Yes, that is right, I actually want to graduate. -- Mensa

Firefly -- Same as Rage last turn, I really did not figure to win, but Storm Front
made me come out and do it. -- Ava

Croc Files -- Out stables have had some good go arounds....  I am open for all blood
feuds you send my way.  Sorry about Mossman. -- Sonny Daze

Skuld -- I look forward to as many fights between us as our managers can stand. --
Rage Waters

Sparkle Farkle -- Go Figure...shows how much knowledge Storm Front has about
managing.  He sends me out with a specific strategy and I lost big time to you, then
the next turn I fight with a generic strat with a random match up and I win, but you
did get some nice skills. -- Zero

Aluminum Awl -- Don't sell yourself short.  Ora just didn't know that Oremaster was
out at the taverns a little too late one night and was giving advice to Storm Front.
I wrote a DM column...Storm Front just did not send it! -- Tye Foon

Oremaster -- Thanks for the "attaboy." -- Tye

Skuld -- When you win more than one fight in a row you can begin talking again, until
then...you're just talking. -- Ava

Firefly -- As I have told others before, the Bloodfeud isn't always about winning...
sometimes it's about what you can teach those warriors who get a free fight with
those who can teach well.  The way the system is set up, a team can almost always get
a revenge for a death in the end. -- Storm Front, mgr. Force of Nature
P.S.  And sometimes it is suicidal...not all warriors are created equally, and it is
a better way to go than the DA.

23 October 2007
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                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******

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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO JOIN:

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately December 4, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time,
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KYOKO butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STATE WARD #2 was slaughtered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STATE WARD #1 was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
STATE WARD #3 was slain by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ZERO VISABILITY devastated FIREFLY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
LUCY demolished SONNY DAZE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
JUNIBAN unbelievably bested GOLDIE in a exciting 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
MORRIGAN bested TYE FOON in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title competition.
CAMULUS viciously subdued BRICKHOUSE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Challenge duel.
SILVER SCINTERER overpowered RED LILY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JASON was overpowered by DIRTY SANCHEZ in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AEREON was overpowered by ENYALIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GOO II was savagely defeated by TURTLE in a unpopular 12 minute Challenge competition.
VEGA was murdered by KYRA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WEIPA was beaten by TALYM in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
PHOENIX RISING was unbelievably bested by CHROME CRIMPER in a 5 minute fight.
GUAT was overpowered by FORTITUDE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
LORAUC was handily defeated by AKUMU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MAD DOG MONTANA butchered AALAIYA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge brawl.
ROCKY ROAD was demolished by FORTE in a tiresome 10 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
DAEMON overcame FOREDOOM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
FRENCH SILK executed REBECCA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RAGE WATERS was demolished by URD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MYRIAD was vanquished by UNKNOWN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
ATHENA was defeated by HULIK in a 1 minute Challenge match.
NEOPOLITAN defeated MASI in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CALLISTO vanquished AVA LANTCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VANILLA vanquished SKY FALLING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
QETESH demolished APONIUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BUZZSAW handily defeated MENSA in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
ROSEMARY was slaughtered by SPARKLE FARKLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
REWRITE was handily defeated by ELDACAR in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
PETUNIA was overpowered by ARONWE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MIDNIGHT RUIN overpowered PEITON in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
AMIE was bested by JON in a 2 minute bloody veteran's duel.
S'TOU demolished ANKAA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FORWARD was beaten by URAT in a 2 minute fray.
MURRY was defeated by FORGET in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur upset match.
BASAIDO savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
CLOUD TIGER lost to LONGINUS in a 2 minute bloody bout.
SMASHER demolished INCONEL INDENTER in a 1 minute brutal uneven competition.
YURIS assassinated PSYCHO in a 1 minute uneven battle.
LYSIAS won victory over RAVEN in a 2 minute struggle.
CELADUS demolished MEPHOL in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
WHITE APE was handily defeated by VENGER in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
DAX overcame DEMON D*KE in a exciting 1 minute amateur's melee.
PETRIFIED SPONGE beat TORI in a 3 minute novice's fight.
SKULD was luckily beaten by LITERNIUS in a popular 1 minute gruesome novice's duel.
SOLAR ERUPTION slew LUNATIC in a 4 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  19         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  17         SLASHING ATTACK   59 -  52 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   13         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  40 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         WALL OF STEEL     60 -  54 -  4      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW        36 -  34 -  7      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  19 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    65 -  70 -  6      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  37 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    77 -  96 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  13 -  0      43  |

Turn 565 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     9 - 10         4  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      6 -  7         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     7 - 10         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  8         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MORRIGAN 4864              18   8  1  115 GODS OF WAR (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802         17   9  0  127 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPARKLE FARKLE 4853        14   5  1  116 ESCAPADE (417)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNIBAN 4599               26   7  0  107 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                 18   8  0   97 ESCAPADE (417)
WALL OF STEEL    ENYALIUS 4863              13  10  1   88 GODS OF WAR (424)
AIMED BLOW       KYRA 5002                  10   4  1   66 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
STRIKING ATTACK  BASAIDO 4999                6   5  0   47 BLOOD KNIGHTS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDIE 4805.  The ten other most popular fighters were PHOENIX RISING 4960, 
DAX 5015, CAMULUS 4865, FORTITUDE 4449, FORWARD 4451, BASAIDO 4999, CLOUD TIGER 4903, 
JUNIBAN 4599, ELDACAR 3483, and JON 4764.

The least popular fighter this week was ROCKY ROAD 4941.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TURTLE 4974, GOO II 4909, FORTE 4447, PETRIFIED SPONGE 5023, WHITE APE 
5039, MEPHOL 5033, RAVEN 5038, PSYCHO 3013, INCONEL INDENTER 4324, and ANKAA 4806.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MORRIGAN (29-4864) GODS OF WAR (424)
S'TOU (29-4801) ESCAPADE (417)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TYE FOON (29-4835) FORCE OF NATURE (312)