DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/19/2007    Duedate: 01/01/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDIE
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4805) [19-9-3,151]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDIE                         TORI
STREET WALKERS (97)            DEATH MOB (437)
(29-4805) [19-9-3,151]         (29-5048) [1-2-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           MURRY
CROC FILES (374)               CROC FILES (374)
(29-4718) [13-25-2,75]         (29-4755) [9-16-2,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             45
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         42      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)      39      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         32
5. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      31      DEATH MOB (437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      465 293 40 61.3   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      13  2 2
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      504 342 12 59.6   2/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 1
 3/ 4 ESCAPADE (417)            81  68  3 54.4   3/ 4 CROC FILES (374)          8  7 2
 4/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      342 310 21 52.5   4/ 2 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 0
 5/ 7 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    73  68 11 51.8   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  7 1
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          359 335 13 51.7   6/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 7/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         353 359 25 49.6   7/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          647 679 47 48.8   8/10 ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 0
 9/10 VENUSIANS (321)          213 230 11 48.1   9/ 5 SWEETNESS (431)           7  8 0
10/11 SWEETNESS (431)           25  28  3 47.2  10/ 7 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    6  9 3
11/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    249 283 15 46.8  11/14 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  1 0
12/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     390 473 10 45.2  12/13 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  2 0
13/14 NO QUARTER (433)          33  42  1 44.0  13/18*DEATH MOB (437)           4  6 0
14/15 MEN (356)                155 198 10 43.9  14/ 0 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      3  2 0
15/ 0 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     112 147  6 43.2  15/15 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    3  8 0
16/17 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    60  79  4 43.2  16/12 FORLORN (382)             3 10 0
17-18 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      39  53  3 42.4  17-11 ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)      2  3 0
18/16 FORLORN (382)             35  51  1 40.7  18/16 MEN (356)                 1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19*DEATH MOB (437)           10  20  0 33.3  19/19 NO QUARTER (433)          1  2 0
20-20*RIPPERS (73)               0   1  0  0.0  20-20*RIPPERS (73)              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[ Edge of Night #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere congruent with southern Alastari:

     Uncle Wolf traveled along the edge of Night.  Using the concepts "traveled,"
"along," and "edge of Night" in a loose, metaphorical sense.  Perhaps even the
concept "Uncle Wolf" was loose and metaphorical here.  It was the Spirit Lands, but
not a version of them familiar to the old shaman.  A high, rocky ground, a crooked
ridge, perhaps.  There was a sort of wind, though nothing stirred the tangled grassy
stuff on the ground.  A spirit wind, he supposed.  Something howled, but it wasn't
the wind.  He must be getting close to the... "lodge" of the Wild Hunt, to hear the
pack.  Unless they were out now.  No, he was approaching the lodge.  The ridge he was
following was getting steeper and narrower, the descent on either side becoming
precipitous.  Colder, even if it was impossible to feel natural cold in the Spirit
Lands.  He was feeling something.  There was a darker shape against the dark sky
ahead.  He hunched into the intangible wind and kept moving.

Not far from Lapur:

     Annie huddled deeper into her hooded robe.  It was the only thing that was
keeping her alive in this icy night.  She was still astonished that she had even come
out here:  She was a Croc, dammit, a reptile.  She should be sitting near the fire in
her guildhouse.
     But she had come, and now she stood in the cold wind, staring up at a scaffold
of poles and waiting.  In the SNOW, which was insane.  For what, she didn't know.
Something "human."  There was a lot "human" that she didn't know.  And if she froze
to death tonight, she never would.
     *you came*
     If Annie had been a mammal, the hairs would have risen on the back of her neck.
She looked around, squinting against the cold that seemed to be freezing her
eyeballs.  The wind around her had dropped, though it was still driving the snow
horizontally a little more than arm's length away.  But around her there was a little
bubble of still air, misty air.  Almost warm, which was just wrong.  How could the
air be warm, here and now?
     *i am still finding out what i can do i guess warmth to keep you alive is one
thing*
     "Red Lily?"  Annie stared around wildly.  "You're DEAD!"  Gestured at the
scaffold now barely visible through the blowing snow.  "Your body's up there!"
     *there's more to a person tha a body don't you crocs have souls*
     Goldie grunt what might pass for a laugh, but she was not amused.  "I don't even
know what a soul IS, Lily."
     *i believe you have one or i couldn't be talking to you now*
     The Croc twitched a shoulder.  "I don't know.  How could I know?  WHY are you
talking to me now?"
     *i need your help*
     "But you're DEAD."
     *there are things i have to do which require a body that body is dead but yours
is not i need your help*

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Rocanis:

     Redfox led his group in a wide circle around Spirit Ridge.  Uncle Wolf had told
him it would be the focus of the problems here, but he'd have known it anyway, just
from the way it made him feel whenever he got too close.  Other people felt the same
way about the ridge, that's why there was a path here, a mile out from the foot of
the slope.  Even the horses weren't eager to get closer; it took constant attention
to keep them on the path instead of angling off across the plain.  He glanced at his
nearest companion, Buck Fever, to comment on that.
     And the earth shook again.  Harder this time than the night he'd first come to
Rocanis.  It bucked like a wild horse, groaned and screamed and roared.  The horses
screamed and bucked, too.  Redfox kicked free of his stirrups and curled into a loose
ball as the combined motions threw him off his mount, rolled to get enough distance
from those flailing, iron-shod hooves.  He was relieved to see his companions doing
the same.
     As with that earlier, lesser quake on the night he'd arrived, a line of bluish
light snaked across the landscape, moving fast as a whiplash, spitting sparks and
small bolts of lightning.  He flinched as one bolt struck the earth two paces from
his head, turning a little circle of winter-dead grasses to ash.  He rolled over,
trying to see if the light was anchored at one end, or if it had any other
characteristics he could use somehow.
     Nothing he could see.  It floated in the air, undulating up and down as it
writhed back and forth; it seemed to be moving in other ways he couldn't describe.
It made his head ache just looking at it.
     The rope of light reversed direction, snapping from north to south until one end
of it hit Spirit Ridge.
     The world exploded.
     Brightness, loudness, shrieking wind and a shower of rocks and pebbles and sand.
     When stillness returned, he coughed dust out of his lungs and sat up, feeling
bruises.  Some of the rocks had been as big as a man's fist, and a lot harder.  But
none of his bones were broken, and his ears would probably stop ringing eventually.
He looked around for his companions.  All present, moving okay, doing their own
looking around.  The horses were gone, of course; he'd expected that.  He completed
his turn to look at Spirit Ridge.
     Behind him, Jonathannie gasped.  "That's... amazing," she whispered.
     "Scary," Buck added quietly.
     The solid flank of the ridge had been split open as though whacked with a god-
sized axe.  The cleft gaped wide enough for men to enter two abreast, and deeper than
seemed logically possible.  Something purplish oozed out of it like blood.
     "Looks like our job," Gaffer Smith finished.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Beginning near Morya:

     Cloudrider had never been so frightened in his life.  He had surrendered
physical control to the ghost of his teammate Nightwind, as instructed.  After that--
he hadn't been sure what to expect.  But not this.  Was this what it was like to fly?
His eyes told him he was far above the earth, or whatever surface was down there.
But his body said he was running along a... along the surface of a wind.  A cold
wind; it looked like faint blue glass under his feet.  Or like a frozen stream,
wandering across a skyscape.  Young Joan ran in front of him and a little higher.
Maybe they were climbing a slope of air.  He sneaked a look downward again, horrified
at the concept.  Was it good or bad that he couldn't recognize any landmarks?  Maybe
he was too high to see anything he'd know.  An image came into his mind of a rabbit
he had once seen carried away by an eagle.  The eagle had dropped it from some great
altitude, Cloudrider had no idea why, but the rabbit had hit the ground near him--
     "Relax," the ghost said.  "I will not let you fall.  And we have almost reached
the threshhold of the Hunting Ground."
     "Hunting--?"
     "A place," Nightwind said.  "It is hard to describe to one who has not seen it,
and I suspect that even when you do, seeing it with the eyes of the body will be so
different that my description would be pointless.  Think of it as like and unlike the
Spirit Lands:  It is not 'real' as the living know it, but also not the..." the
ghost's voice faltered in his mind, "also not the true Spirit Land.  It is a place
between the two, where necromancers go to do their work."
     "Which, if I correctly understand what you said before, makes it a sort of hell
for you," Cloudrider said.
     "Yes.  I am not happy to be going there, but someone has to end this wicked
enslavement of souls.  I was chosen."
     "Chosen?  By whom?"
     "By that which oversees the Places of Death and the Dead.  The Alastarians call
it Ahringol, but that's just a name.  Names are too small."
     "I think I feel better, having a name to call it."
     "Then call it Ahringol, if you want."  The ghost shrugged.  "Ah, look ahead of
us!  The edge of the Hunting Ground."
     Cloudrider looked, and almost choked on fear.  Ahead and above was something
that looked like the highest waterfall imaginable, and the widest--he could not see
either end.  Just the dizzying plunge of... probably not water into the depths below.
Toward the 'real world' below.

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Lapur, 

First of all, let me apologize on Dirty Sanchez's part for not submitting a column
last turn.  For those that are interested:  11(+2)-14(+1)-8-17-21-10(+1)-7

Master attack, ADX decise and initiative.  VH/VL  Fav weapon Scimitar

Roadkill was a little shocked that his favorite was the SC, he was sure it was the
HA.  Sanchez used the SC before and didn't perform well with it, and in his DA fight
he was not impressive with it.

Now on to business...as you all know the commission of Lapur refuses to recognize my
family name, and I've vowed to try and kill every opponent I face.  After repeated
petitions, bribes, threats, and even begging the commission still refuses my request,
so I must remain true to this course of action.  If the commission wants to see its
skilled and exciting fighters fall to a mutant who has no potential past this arena,
then so be it!  I know that these actions have consequences, and each and every time
I step onto the sands of Lapur it could be me laying lifeless in the end.  Until my
name is restored I will not waver and my strategy will remain the same.

Red Lily was the latest to fall but I believe that was only because of the AB12 curse
here in Lapur.  Why can't an AB get a 13th win??????????  Miss Conduct, 12 wins DEAD.
Tessa, 12 wins DEAD.  Red Lily, 12 wins DEAD.  Most AB's die early in their careers
before they get skilled enough to defend themselves, NOT IN LAPUR!!!!!!  I salute
your skill and your courage, and expect your stablemates to avenge your loss.

Duelmistress Goldie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LAPUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Hmmmph!  I always thought ABYSSAL 
PLAINS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Ya gotta be quick on 
yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  DEATH MOB is 
now ranked 13th with a 2-3-0 turn.  MID EARTH showed LAPUR what they were made of as 
they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with TECHTONIC TINA?  
She actually beat LAPUR's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at VENUSIANS.  MENSA lost 16 points to KYOKO.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MENSA will provide more easy wins...  LAPUR has a 
Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She challenged ESCAPADE's BUZZSAW 
(16-7-1), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  BUZZSAW was reminded on the sands 
why GOLDIE is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  LAPUR 
thinks CROC FILES and their 353-359-25 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  In my day, no team with a 352-355-25 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, BLACK SAMURAI?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, SPARKLE FARKLE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
MURRY of CROC FILES knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged BRICKHOUSE of STREET 
WALKERS who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise move?  MURRY perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was bested by BRICKHOUSE and ended up with 86 recognition 
points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  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.  
LAPUR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDIE 4805                  19   9  3   151       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELDACAR 3483                 20  12  1   125       MID EARTH (223)
 ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366          12   7  0   117       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 26   7  0   107       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              26   9  0   106       STREET WALKERS (97)
-MIDNIGHT RUIN 4959           13   6  1   106       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 KYOKO 2929                   15  14  4   105       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853          16   7  1   103       ESCAPADE (417)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         20  26  0    97       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 JASON 2985                   16  15  1    96       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 BUZZSAW 4852                 16   7  1    93       ESCAPADE (417)
 ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARONWE 4883                  13   9  0    90       MID EARTH (223)
 MENSA 4442                   18  33  1    88       VENUSIANS (321)
 MURRY 4755                    9  16  2    86       CROC FILES (374)
 ANKAA 4806                   16  13  0    84       VENUSIANS (321)
 URD 4987                      8   2  3    77       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 REWRITE 2926                 17  12  1    76       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 PETUNIA 4837                 15  10  0    76       ESCAPADE (417)
 AMIE 4718                    13  25  2    75       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER SCINTERER 4211        12   8  1    75       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JON 4764                     17  16  2    74       MEN (356)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          16   8  0    73       METAL MINCERS (256)
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          9   6  1    70       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JURASSIC JORDON 5008          8   0  1    68       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VON GROV 3337                12  10  0    65       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-DAEMON 4953                   6   3  0    65       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 URAT 4889                    16   5  1    60       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEIPA 4793                    9  13  2    55       CROC FILES (374)
 FIREFLY 4950                  9   3  1    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-AKUMU 4674                    9  11  0    48       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 TURTLE 4974                   8   3  1    48       ESCAPADE (417)
 FORWARD 4451                  8  10  0    47       FORLORN (382)
 LONGINUS 4908                 8  11  0    46       EQUESTORS (158)
 MOSSMAN 5045                  3   1  0    44       CROC FILES (374)
-PEITON 4966                  10   4  0    42       NO QUARTER (433)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984          7   3  3    42       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HANNICHI 4860                 3   1  1    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FRENCH SILK 4942              5   6  1    41       SWEETNESS (431)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031           6   1  2    40       VENUSIANS (321)
 NEOPOLITAN 4944               6   5  1    40       SWEETNESS (431)
-PHOENIX RISING 4960           9  10  1    39       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 ANSHIN 4861                   4   0  0    38       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-VELOON 4963                   3   2  0    36       NO QUARTER (433)
 CELADUS 4948                  8   4  1    35       EQUESTORS (158)
 FORGET 4981                   5   4  0    34       FORLORN (382)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VELUNA 4971                   7   6  0    33       NO QUARTER (433)
 PETRIFIED SPONGE 5023         4   2  0    33       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         5   2  1    32       METAL MINCERS (256)
 FORTE 4447                    6  12  1    31       FORLORN (382)
 FOREDOOM 4448                 6  12  0    31       FORLORN (382)
 LYSIAS 4947                   7   5  0    30       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCY 4922                     6   9  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
 LITERNIUS 5049                3   2  0    27       EQUESTORS (158)
 CALLISTO 5036                 3   3  0    27       VENUSIANS (321)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               2   5  0    26       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ROCKY ROAD 4941               6   5  0    24       SWEETNESS (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGE WATERS 4983              4   6  0    20       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 APONIUS 4980                  2   8  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
 TECHTONIC TINA 5082           1   0  0    20       ESCAPADE (417)
 HULIK 4992                    4   6  1    19       MID EARTH (223)
 SALAMANDER 4165               2   2  0    19       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               2   1  0    19       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DEMON D*KE 5034               1   4  0    19       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-KIKUZO 4913                   4   5  0    18       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MYRRH 5085                    1   0  0    17       MID EARTH (223)
 TORI 5048                     1   2  0    16       DEATH MOB (437)
-LORAUC 4985                   3   5  0    14       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 DAX 5015                      2   4  0    13       DEATH MOB (437)
 RAW 4173                      2   1  0    13       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 GUAT 5017                     3   3  0    12       DEATH MOB (437)
-MYRIAD 4986                   2   6  0    12       ABYSSAL PLAINS (432)
 CLOUD TIGER 5088              1   0  1    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CRAGS 5087                    1   0  0    12       DEATH MOB (437)
 MIU 5060                      1   1  0    11       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REESES 5046                   2   2  1     9       SWEETNESS (431)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               1   5  1     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DYSNOMIA 5050                 2   2  0     8       VENUSIANS (321)
 BOAR TUSK 5056                1   2  0     5       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MEPHOL 5033                   0   5  0     5       DEATH MOB (437)
 FURY 5028                     1   1  0     4       NO QUARTER (433)
 SINGING WATER 5057            1   1  0     4       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RED BULL 5062                 0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-JACK 507                      0   1  0     1       RIPPERS (73)
 BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787           0   1  0     1       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
AALAIYA 5003            4 10 0 BLOOD KNIGHTS 436    MAD DOG MONTANA 4984  565  NOT REVENGED
CLOUD TIGER 4903       10  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MURRY 4755            568   
RED LILY 4836          12 13 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   GOLDIE 4805           567   
SKY FALLING 4949        3  6 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   HULIK 4992            566   
WHITE APE 5039          0  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   REESES 5046           566   
SMASHER 5032            2  2 0 DEATH MOB 437        AMIE 4718             568   
AFTER SHOCK 5051        0  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  QETESH 5026           566   
FORTITUDE 4449          8  7 0 FORLORN 382          URD 4987              567   
LUNATIC 3017            0  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285   SOLAR ERUPTION 5031   565  NOT REVENGED
PSYCHO 3013             1  1 0 LUNATIC FRINGE 285   YURIS 4991            565  NONE
YURIS 4991              4  5 2 MID EARTH 223        URD 4987              568   
D.A. DEBBIE 5086        0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    BLACK ORC             569  NONE
REBECCA 5022            2  1 0 SUNSTRIDERS 438      FRENCH SILK 4942      565  NOT REVENGED
VANILLA 5005            4  4 0 SWEETNESS 431        MAD DOG MONTANA 4984  569   
VEGA 4870              12  6 0 VENUSIANS 321        KYRA 5002             565  NONE
IPPO 5061               0  2 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 CLOUD TIGER 5088      569   
SKULD 5029              1  4 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 YURIS 4991            567  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Storm Front -- With that wit, just a few fights worth of learning might have turned
the tide.  Alas and alack their notorious reps have once again been found to be
justified. -- Scion

Rewrite -- The little peacock seems to like you, go figure, so I thought I'd take it
easy on ya.  Mind you, if things had gone different, things would've gone different.
-- Buzzsaw

Chrome Crimper -- Crimpin your style's landed me in hero heaven. -- Petunia

Jason -- Well challenged bloodfeuder.  Closer in working weapons, I think that may be
the key. -- Sparkle Farkle

Weipa -- Hmmmm...bet I could use one of those with some degree of proficiency. --
Turtle

Jon -- Those chances don't just drop into your lap...well that one did, but it was
the exceptional exception.  Hope you benefited mightily. -- Pet

Mossman -- I guess I'd rather be lucky than good. -- Mad Dog Montana

Sparkle Farkle -- How's the hand?  I'm not sure but I don't think I can claim to be
an offensive scum on that fight since the only damage you took was punching my
shield. -- Brickhouse

Mensa -- I was starting to think I wasn't going to break through your defense. --

Dirty Sanchez
P.S.  Sorry about that last shot to the face, I would never intentionally try and
scar your beauty.

Turtle -- Nothing personal about that last challenge, just curious that's all. --
Jurassic Jordan

Userous Merchant -- I almost lost to a fill-in???????  Oh the shame!!!! -- Jurassic
Jordan

Jon -- You're no fun!!!! You only let me hit you once!!! -- Goldie

Ankaa -- Wait a minute, just when I get up, you fall down???  That doesn't seem right
for some reason. -- Brickhouse

Ora -- The Street Walkers "run most, but not all".  Just sent a 5 wit to the DA,
would have made a great scum, but I don't want 2 on the team.  I don't think I could
stay awake long enough to watch both of them fight. -- Roadkill

Storm Front -- Ouch!  Aftershock would have been fun to run. -- Roadkill

Chetam -- Thanks for the soap, it tasted great! -- Dirty Sanchez

Jorja -- Thanks but if what you say is true...I'M NOT GOING!!!! -- Dirty Sanchez

Zero -- See kids, this is what happens when you lose a bet when drunk and have to use
a weapon that you totally lack the strength, size, and severely the deftness to use.
You loose to Zero Visability.  I feel all dirty now. -- Kyoko

Yuris & Mid Earth -- So much for the token blood feud.  Oops. -- Urd

Roadkill -- Foul words and rash insults aside.  Congrats on Dirty Sanchez.  He was a
filthy s.o.b, but a tough one. -- Sporkis

Lucy -- Whew!  I'm glad I can flit out of reach, you Crocs are just too murderous. --
Firefly

Murry -- (with great gloom)  You do realize that you have just condemned both of us
to adventuring in the Spirit Lands and the Realm of Ahringol?  Like we didn't have
trouble enough being gladiators? -- Ghost of Cloud Tiger

Petrified Sponge -- What a bummer.  I was hoping to squeeze some skills out of you.
Guess not. -- Boar Tusk

Guat -- What you're saying is, I should be afraid of someone who's short and hairy
and goes around in a mob?  Hmm, good point.  Okay, I will. -- Red Bull

Tori -- Don't tell me that you've bought into that male death-worshipping business?
Gods, woman, free yourself!  If you want to be involved with death, we of the female
persuasion have our own, rather more entertaining, ways to go about it. -- Singing
Water

A.A. Shock -- Any time. -- Loovis, Creative Accounting Expert
P.S.  I'll send you my bill.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D.A. DEBBIE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FORWARD was demolished by URD in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
PETRIFIED SPONGE was savagely defeated by SPARKLE FARKLE in a 4 minute Bloodfeud duel.
GOLDIE overpowered BUZZSAW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
KYOKO devastated MENSA in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
JASON devastated JON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MURRY was outwaited by BRICKHOUSE in a 7 minute expert's Challenge fight.
AMIE lost to ZERO VISABILITY in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
WEIPA was viciously subdued by JURASSIC JORDON in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
MOSSMAN beat FORGET in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
VANILLA was killed by MAD DOG MONTANA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
NEOPOLITAN demolished RAGE WATERS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LUCY was handily defeated by TURTLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DAX was unbelievably bested by ROCKY ROAD in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge bout.
MEPHOL was overpowered by LITERNIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEMON D*KE viciously subdued GUAT in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
TORI beat HULIK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ELDACAR devastated REWRITE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ELVIRA MADIGAN demolished ANKAA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PETUNIA was beaten by ARONWE in a 2 minute master's fight.
ALUMINUM AWL viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
CHROME CRIMPER unbelievably bested VON GROV in a 4 minute veteran's match.
URAT overcame FRENCH SILK in a 4 minute contest.
FOREDOOM was defeated by SOLAR ERUPTION in a 3 minute match.
LONGINUS defeated AVA LANTCH in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
LYSIAS was beaten by ANSHIN in a 3 minute expert vs. novice upset fight.
CELADUS was overpowered by HANNICHI in a 1 minute uneven match.
FIREFLY overpowered FORTE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
APONIUS overcame SONNY DAZE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.
CALLISTO vanquished REESES in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FURY was overpowered by MYRRH in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
RAW beat RED BULL in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
SALAMANDER overpowered SINGING WATER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
DYSNOMIA was subdued by A.A. SHOCK in a 2 minute beginner's contest.
BOAR TUSK was overpowered by CRAGS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MIU demolished BOOKABOUTBIRDS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
IPPO was easily killed by CLOUD TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TECHTONIC TINA demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  15         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  29 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         SLASHING ATTACK   62 -  50 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        37 -  30 -  7      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     61 -  55 -  4      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  44 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  74 -  7      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    79 -  95 -  7      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  27 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  13 -  0      38  |

Turn 569 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDIE 4805                19   9  3  151 STREET WALKERS (97)
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            26   9  0  106 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPARKLE FARKLE 4853        16   7  1  103 ESCAPADE (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  BUZZSAW 4852               16   7  1   93 ESCAPADE (417)
WALL OF STEEL    REWRITE 2926               17  12  1   76 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
AIMED BLOW       JURASSIC JORDON 5008        8   0  1   68 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      VON GROV 3337              12  10  0   65 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
STRIKING ATTACK  FIREFLY 4950                9   3  1   54 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                 8   3  1   48 ESCAPADE (417)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AMIE 4718.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MURRY 4755.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPARKLE FARKLE 4853, DAX 5015, 
VON GROV 3337, D.A. DEBBIE 5086, AMIE 4718, ALUMINUM AWL 4238, APONIUS 4980, DEMON 
D*KE 5034, ARONWE 4883, and JURASSIC JORDON 5008.

The least popular fighter this week was IPPO 5061.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787, BOAR TUSK 5056, SINGING WATER 5057, FURY 5028, 
REESES 5046, FORTE 4447, CELADUS 4948, ANSHIN 4861, ANKAA 4806, and REWRITE 2926.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDIE (29-4805) STREET WALKERS (97)
ELDACAR (29-3483) MID EARTH (223)
BUZZSAW (29-4852) ESCAPADE (417)