DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2008    Duedate: 03/11/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-574

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRICKHOUSE
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4131) [29-11-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARONWE                         CRAGS
MID EARTH (223)                DEATH MOB (437)
(29-4883) [17-10-0,129]        (29-5087) [4-0-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           CELADUS
CROC FILES (374)               EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4718) [15-28-2,82]         (29-4948) [11-6-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       53
2. ESCAPADE (417)              49      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. GODS OF WAR (424)           39      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH MOB (437)             34
5. STREET WALKERS (97)         25      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)      477 306 42 60.9   1/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 2
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      511 346 12 59.6   2/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 2
 3/ 0 GODS OF WAR (424)         82  62  8 56.9   3/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 0
 4/ 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    91  75 14 54.8   4/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 1
 5/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            89  79  3 53.0   5/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 1
 6/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          375 344 14 52.2   6/ 4 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 1
 7- 7 BLACK TIDE (440)          70  70  9 50.0   7/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 8- 8*BAD MOON RISING (69)      15  15  0 50.0   8/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  2 0
 9/ 6 CROC FILES (374)         367 370 28 49.8   9/10 FORLORN (382)             5  4 1
10/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          658 693 48 48.7  10/15 ESCAPADE (417)            4  5 0
11/11 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    261 296 17 46.9  11/11 VENUSIANS (321)           4 11 1
12/10 VENUSIANS (321)          218 250 12 46.6  12/12 MEN (356)                 3  0 0
13/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     400 488 10 45.0  13/ 0 GODS OF WAR (424)         3  2 1
14/13 MEN (356)                159 199 10 44.4  14/14*DEATH MOB (437)           3  2 0
15/17*DEATH MOB (437)           19  26  0 42.2  15- 6 BLACK TIDE (440)          3  2 0
16/15 FORLORN (382)             43  59  2 42.2  16-17*BAD MOON RISING (69)      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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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Remaining votes for the Lapurian Awards for Sporkis.

Favorite Manager or Team -- ESCAPADE -- Cause I get the feeling neither one of us
knows what the hell were talking about most of the time in ads. :)

Most Disliked Manager or Team -- ROADKILL & STREET WALKERS -- I don't dislike any
manager or team.  Everyone brings a something to Lapur which is what makes it so
great.  If I have to put though in a vote, I'll vote for Roadkill and the Street
Walkers.  Only because someone is bribing me to do so. :)

Greatest Contributor to the Dead List -- CARDOW HUNTERS -- No one in the arena has
contributed more overall to the lists in any shape or form than them.  You got to
feel for them, they practically lose someone every turn for a while now.  Granted I'm
sure we didn't help the matter but what are you going to do eh?

WS -- MARIUS -- Marius left with a good record and was a hard waste to beat.  I could
name other names but they all be from second hand knowledge, Marius was the best from
my personal experience.

Marcus Award -- REWRITE -- Just because I'm tired of trying to write comments for his
deranged @**...

Bonnie Award -- SPARKLE FARKLE -- Now I don't know if I was supposed to choose from
from my selected style masters for this.  Or who I think would have been best warrior
in AD.  Well we all know unless it's a AB or LU it's doom to either, A - clean up
it's own severed body parts after getting introduced to it's own hind quarters.  B.
Or have no more than mediocre success no matter how good of whatever style it was
because it wasn't one of the two.  Farkle luckly falls into one of those categories.
With that double 21's he should have no trouble keeping up the pace with everyone
else...that is as long as he doesn't use any of his favorites.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The snow storm was an obstacle, but none of the three gladiators was prepared to
let it stop them.  They had good horses, proper gear, and plenty of supplies, and
Math assured Agro that Redfox's sense of location and direction was "utterly
reliable."
     Agro found that...not utterly convincing, but he supposed it was possible.
Mammals were strange.  At least they had come up with a "thermal robe" for him that
was effective, and if worst came to worst, he could always force his mount to the
ground and curl up against its warmth to wait out the storm, if they got lost.  He
could eat it, if he had to.  As far as he was concerned, they were lost already.  He
was unfamiliar with this area, which Redfox claimed was "between Dullens and Riztab."
In a snow storm, it all looked the same to him.  He hunched deeper into the heated
robe.
     They pushed on through the blowing snow for a time that seemed not to end, and a
distance that seemed not to exist.  Agro wondered if they were riding in circles.
The Croc had heard that such things happened in this weather.  His horse stopped
moving.  Agro looked up.  The horse in front of him had stopped, also.  Why?
     Another shape emerging from the murk.
     This had happened before, but the shapes had always turned out to be rocks or
leafless trees or the like.  But this shape became a horse and rider.  Some other
idiot out in the weather when he could be inside where it was warm.
     Ah, Uncle Wolf, who had been manager of the Cardow Hunters and was a shaman.  It
was a surprise that they'd actually been able to meet him as intended.  Agro hadn't
really believed they would.  Perhaps now they would get some answers.  Answers would
be good.
     After a brief conversation that the Croc couldn't hear, they set off again,
Redfox leading the way again.  A shorter ride, and then a looming shadow that turned
out to be a low cliff, undercut so that it was almost a cave, trees growing in front
of it.  Shelter.  They stopped and made camp.  About time!
     At least his human companions were experienced winter travelers, which Agro
definitely was not.  He sat as close to the fire as he could get, gnawing on a chunk
of bloody meat from a deer Redfox had shot.  Things could be a lot worse.
     "Why are we out here, Wolf?  Traveling through this snowstorm when we could be
comfortably at home," Math asked.  "People DIE traveling through snowstorms like
this."
     The old shaman snorted.  "How should I know why you're here?  Redfox I told to
come.  You and your friend?  I don't even know you!"
     "Red Lily's ghost picked a Croc," Redfox said.  "One she had known in life, a
young gladiator.  We substituted Agro, who's a Lord Protector."
     "Okay."  Wolf transfered his gaze to Math.
     The Murskan hesitated, then sighed.  "I had a dream," he said.  "Three nights in
a row."
     "Ah.  Details?  Dreams can be important."
     "A dead teammate crying for help.  A great sense of dread.  Not much in the way
of details.  No...instructions."
     The old shaman nodded.  "It is often so.  Communicating in dreams is difficult;
it takes practice.  Well, this is what I know:
     "Necromancers, probably working each on their own rather than as a conspiracy of
sorts, have weakened the curtain between the living and the dead so that they can
reach through freely and seize souls in transit for their works.  There has always
been some of this, but of late it has grown enormously.  There are huge gaps torn in
the curtain."  He made a slight gesture with one hand.  "We must mend those gaps--"
     "They'll just make new ones," Math predicted.
     "They will try, certainly," the old man agreed.  "Therefore, the worst offenders
must be pursued and stopped."  He hesitated, then added, "The Lords of the Spirit
Lands are greatly concerned.  They have arranged...help for us."
     "Drop the other Shew on us," Redfox suggested.
     "We are invited to call upon the Wild Hunt for assistance in locating and...
chastizing the necromancers."
     Agro had never heard of a "Wild Hunt."  From the stunned silence with which
Redfox and Math greeted this statement, the Croc gathered that it was not necessarily
a good thing to have its assistance.  Well, perhaps they wouldn't need it.  "What's
our first step?" he asked.
     "A good question," Wolf said.  He sounded approving.
     Agro was not sure he wanted the old human's approval, it could lead to all
manner of unpleasant tasks somewhere on down the river.
     "Our first step is to go north.  Near the city of Zuwayza, between there and
Malcorn, are places where certain other entities, the Hunters among them, can be met
on, ah, call it neutral ground.  Reasonably safe ground."
     "Do we *have* to work with the Wild Hunt?" Redfox asked.  "Do we need them?"
     "We may not have to Hunt with them," Wolf said, "but they will have information
we need.  They will know where the worst necromancers can be found--they always know
things like that.  It's one of the reasons for their existence.  They are, among
other things, the outermost guardians of the Spirit Lands.  We could accomplish
little in this matter without their knowledge and consent."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  Fortune did not smile upon BLACK TIDE 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 15th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week FORCE OF NATURE went 4-1-1 to move up 5 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes 
note the 4-1-0 record which ESCAPADE managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that 
such a record will draw challengers!  QETESH caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested LYSIAS and was awarded 28 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CRAGS put down HULIK, causing 
him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  This time out BRICKHOUSE made 
hers bid for the throne as she challenged MURRY in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor of BRICKHOUSE, for with 
hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in LAPUR these days is WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of METAL MINCERS last week.  Busy avoiding WILL DUEL 4 MEAD?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  FOREDOOM take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in LAPUR.  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that MOSSMAN posted a challenge against the 
more highly recognized URD.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MOSSMAN won 
victory over URD.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of LYSIAS, 
veteran of many duels.  9-8-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays 
no favorites.  LITERNIUS must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena 
by a successful Bloodfeud won by A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE.  Hail A.A. SHOCK for 
thy victory!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              29  11  0   104       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARONWE 4883                  17  10  0   129       MID EARTH (223)
 MURRY 4755                   13  17  3   101       CROC FILES (374)
 JON 4764                     21  17  2   100       MEN (356)
 CAMULUS 4865                 14  15  2    95       GODS OF WAR (424)
 MOSSMAN 5045                  7   2  1    95       CROC FILES (374)
 REWRITE 2926                 21  13  1    93       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MENSA 4442                   18  38  1    93       VENUSIANS (321)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          20   9  0    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4718                    15  28  2    82       CROC FILES (374)
 ENYALIUS 4863                13  12  1    82       GODS OF WAR (424)
 URD 4987                     12   3  3    80       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 URAT 4889                    20   6  1    77       MID EARTH (223)
 FOREDOOM 4448                 9  13  1    72       FORLORN (382)
 JURASSIC JORDON 5008         10   3  1    71       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CELADUS 4948                 11   6  1    70       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETUNIA 4837                 15  14  0    66       ESCAPADE (417)
 LUCY 4922                     9  11  1    66       CROC FILES (374)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         10   5  4    57       STREET WALKERS (97)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLE 4974                  10   5  1    56       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   10  17  2    55       CROC FILES (374)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031           8   4  2    55       VENUSIANS (321)
 QETESH 5026                   4   2  2    54       GODS OF WAR (424)
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298          9   8  1    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CRAGS 5087                    4   0  0    51       DEATH MOB (437)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               5   6  2    48       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 FORTE 4447                    8  14  1    44       FORLORN (382)
 GUAT 5017                     6   3  0    37       DEATH MOB (437)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHENA 4990                   6   2  0    33       GODS OF WAR (424)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               5   3  0    33       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HULIK 4992                    7   8  1    32       MID EARTH (223)
 LITERNIUS 5049                6   4  1    29       EQUESTORS (158)
 RED BULL 5062                 4   3  0    29       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         2   0  0    29       METAL MINCERS (256)
 TORI 5048                     3   3  0    28       DEATH MOB (437)
 ICE CRUST 5109                2   0  1    28       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MIU 5060                      5   2  1    26       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CALLISTO 5036                 4   7  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
-POISON PEN 5069               6   2  0    24       BLACK TIDE (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PROUD MARY 487                5   1  0    20       BAD MOON RISING (69)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               4   8  0    20       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DAX 5015                      3   6  0    19       DEATH MOB (437)
 MYRRH 5085                    4   2  0    18       MID EARTH (223)
-FORTUNATE SON 484             4   2  0    18       BAD MOON RISING (69)
-GRIM RIPPER 5065              2   1  0    18       BLACK TIDE (440)
 FORMALIZE 5112                2   0  0    17       FORLORN (382)
 CAIERA 5100                   2   1  1    16       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-RETALIATION 5064              2   1  0    15       BLACK TIDE (440)
 DYSNOMIA 5050                 2   7  0    13       VENUSIANS (321)
 DERN DUDE 5118                1   0  0    13       ESCAPADE (417)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          1   0  0    13       ESCAPADE (417)
 CRATER 5108                   1   0  0    11       ESCAPADE (417)
-MIDNITE SPECIAL 485           2   4  0    10       BAD MOON RISING (69)
 SINGING WATER 5057            1   6  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATRIA 5101                    2   1  1     8       VENUSIANS (321)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             2   2  0     8       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CATANIA 5098                  1   0  0     8       BLACK TIDE (440)
 HOLKU 5099                    2   1  0     7       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HORN ROCK 5113                1   1  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FIREWALKER 5122               1   0  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAUCO 5102                   1   2  0     5       EQUESTORS (158)
 ONE AND DONE 5120             1   0  0     5       STREET WALKERS (97)
-LOCO OUIE 5095                0   2  0     2       BLACK TIDE (440)
 FORGE 5110                    0   2  0     2       FORLORN (382)
 AMATSURATA 5121               0   1  0     1       GODS OF WAR (424)
 GRACCHUS 5116                 0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)
 TYE FOONETTE 5115             0   1  0     1       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-FORSOOTH 5111                 0   1  0     1       FORLORN (382)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLEARWATER 535          1  4 0 BAD MOON RISING 69   ATRIA 5101            573   
BOAR TUSK 5056          1  5 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   SONNY DAZE 5035       572   
CLOUD TIGER 5088        1  3 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MIU 5060              572   
DANCING CLOUD 5114      1  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ICE CRUST 5109        574   
FIREFLY 4950           12  4 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MURRY 4755            573   
RIVAL GUILD THUG 5117   0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        SHEWISH GIANT         574  NONE
LONGINUS 4908          10 13 0 EQUESTORS 158        FOREDOOM 4448         573   
LYSIAS 4947             9  8 0 EQUESTORS 158        QETESH 5026           574   
RAGE WATERS 4983        4  9 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LITERNIUS 5049        572  JUST REVENGED
FORGET 4981             6  5 0 FORLORN 382          LUCY 4922             571   
FORWARD 4451            8 11 0 FORLORN 382          MOSSMAN 5045          570  NOT REVENGED
UGHH 5094               1  3 1 MID EARTH 223        HEINOUS BEAST         574  NONE
ANKAA 4806             16 15 0 VENUSIANS 321        ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366   571   
REN 5090                1  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 UGHH 5094             571  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amie -- I really needed a new pair of alligator boots, so thanks for being there for
me. -- Chrome Crimper

Caiera -- I prefer ale, but the mead was really pretty good.  Thanks. -- Copper
Compacter (an unusual golem)

Hmmmmm, Road Kill, it surely seems to us like The Street Walkers regularly walked all
over Oremaster's 'borgs.  Maybe, just maybe, I have helped the old coot even the
odds. -- Ora

Storm Front -- Great job with Zero, especially with that style and those stats.  Well
done.  My only advice--lose the speed.  It does not help that style.  No way. -- Ora

Congratters ta Murray, champeen!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Forte -- I guess quarterstaffs aren't my forte.  Ha!  We had a good fight going too,
daaag-nabbit. -- Turtle

Jon -- You're a credit to your style.  I never got untracked, but better get it going
soon or start making tracks.  Or so it has been intimated. -- Petunia

All -- Many thanks to those managers who made End of Year lists.  It's a fun custom,
see you next year. -- Scion...the team, I know, I'm working on it

Lucy -- Not only do you beat me like a red-headed stepchild, but then you don't even
have the courtesy to teach me even one skill.  Talk about rubbing salt in the
wound!!! -- Mad Dog Montana

Strike Breaker -- Now that's the way to knock me down in the standings, much
appreciated.  Are you new?  I don't recall my stable ever fighting you before. --
Jurassic Jordan

Aronwe -- Why don't you go hug a hobbit or something and stay the hell away from me!
That's twice you've devastated me and I'd really like to avoid #3. -- Brickhouse

Singing Water -- We should really stop meeting like this. -- Daisy Chains

Wow, Croc Files all over the newsletter...well done. -- Roadkill

Murray -- Now why did you have to go and do that?  Firefly will be missed. --
Roadkill and the Street Walkers

LAPUR -- STOP KILLING CARDOW HUNTERS!!!  HAVEN'T THEY LOST ENOUGH WARRIORS THIS PAST
YEAR??? -- Roadkill
P.S.  I didn't think the request for donations to put a revolving door at the
entrance of their guildhouse was funny either.

Liternius -- I am a sad, sad warrior...I do not even deserve to show my face in
public.  Let's see if I can get this right.  I have 41 more fights than you, I break
your Longsword, and you pummel to submission with your bare hands...and you aren't
even versed in bare knuckle fighting!  I'm sure glad this career is over. -- Zero

Tell me about it. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Forsooth -- Here is some ointment...it is "forsooth"ing that elbow. -- Ice Crust

Dysnomia -- I think Ice Crust may give you some of that ointment for your hand if you
ask him nicely. -- Sonny

Miu -- Good night, Miu!  How many of you are there on the sands when you fight?  It
felt like there were four of you out there hitting me. -- A.A. Shock

Myrrh -- Well, I thought a change is strategy might help me out, but it did not.  I
do not think I will allow Storm Front to ask me to challenge you again. -- Ava

Oremaster -- Thanks for the congrats, but I am really just living proof that if a
manager makes you go out and fight long enough you will eventually be asked to leave.
-- Zero

Roadkill and the Streetwalkers -- Thank you also for your congrats, but...(see
comments made to Oremaster). -- Zero

Jorja and the Cardow Hunters -- Thank you for your congrats. -- Zero

Urat -- I hope to be as good as you soon. -- Solar Eruption

Lysias -- Nice teaching, I hope to put those learns to good use. -- Callisto

Sonny Daze -- Next time I am bringing sunglasses! -- Dysnomia

Urd -- What can I say?  Reap the benefits while ya can! -- Mensa

Ghost of Clearwater -- Oops, that wasn't supposed to happen.  I don't suppose "sorry"
will cut it.  I am awaiting your teammates. -- Atria

Longinus -- You just wait until Venus lets me sharpen my weapons again! -- Solar
Eruption

Brickhouse -- I was actually hoping to bloodfeud my stable mate Ankaa, or I would
have put in a few more swings. -- Mensa

Murry!  We don't NEED more deaths.  Back off.  Go eat a manager or a standby. --
Ghost of Firefly
P.S.  It'd serve you right, in a round-about way, if Agro got into a lot of trouble
because of this.

Glauco -- That's amazing.  Good, mind you, but definitely amazing.  The whole nine
yards of it.  Sorry about the off-target shots.  I was aiming right arm, but I have
this accuracy problem.  I'm working on it. -- Red Bull

Daisy Chains -- Impossible.  It SNOWED again, you know.  Last night.  All the trees
are white on the northwest side where the wind blew snow into the crevices and it
froze onto them.  I really, really am not expecting to see any daisies outside a
hothouse (and who can afford to heat a house that thoroughly?) for a month or more.
-- Singing Water
P.S.  I'm singing in the hot water heater at the present.

Formalize -- Oh, don't!  I hate formality.  The casual, that's the stuff for me. --
Horn Rock

An Embezzling Scribe?  He's just an old silly, really. -- Dancing Cloud

Sonny Daze -- Listen, Boar Tusk was a bad tooth in need of a root canal.  Nah, I
suppose he was mediocre.  But we see so MANY mediocre gladiators on our team, what's
one more?  He hadn't developed any personality, so we won't miss him. -- Jorja

Lazarian -- Have been to Terrablood's website, and it isn't something I can print out
and send to you.  Looks like yet another version of bagman.  I'm going through boxes
looking for the Enchiridion. -- Jorja
P.S.  I have to go through them anyway, because things are FINALLY happening again on
the new house, and I may be moving in a couple of weeks.

Anyone -- Lazarian needs charts, I can't find 'em (yet).  Anyone with charts, SEND
him some! -- Jorja

Jurassic Jordan -- You're better than you realize...if you can stay alive long enough
to prove it. -- Venomous Concubine

Zero -- Wow, what a weird finish!  It wasn't to smart punching someone wearing
platemail.  My knuckles will take forever to heal.  Broken sword--broken knuckles--
a win.  Weird. -- Liternius

Foredoom -- Bloodfeud is on hold--Longinus finally was getting it together--four
wins--one loss in last five fights--not counting this one--have to think about this.
-- Spartacus

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UGHH was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIVAL GUILD THUG was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
A.A. SHOCK handily defeated LITERNIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
BRICKHOUSE viciously subdued MURRY in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
CHROME CRIMPER viciously subdued MENSA in a 11 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
MOSSMAN bested URD in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
REWRITE viciously subdued AMIE in a action packed 2 minute expert's Challenge melee.
PLATINUM PEENER was overpowered by FOREDOOM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SOLAR ERUPTION was savagely defeated by CELADUS in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
MAD DOG MONTANA overpowered WEIPA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SONNY DAZE demolished MIU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ICE CRUST butchered DANCING CLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
ARONWE devastated ENYALIUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CAMULUS overcame JURASSIC JORDON in a 1 minute fight.
JON vanquished PETUNIA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
URAT won victory over LUCY in a exciting 3 minute fray.
LYSIAS was butchered by QETESH in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
TURTLE beat FORTE in a exciting 3 minute match.
HULIK was overpowered by CRAGS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GUAT overcame CALLISTO in a 2 minute competition.
MYRRH was unbelievably bested by COPPER COMPACTER in a 2 minute gory bout.
TORI won victory over DYSNOMIA in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
ATHENA vanquished DAX in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SINGING WATER was defeated by AVA LANTCH in a 1 minute match.
RED BULL overpowered DAISY CHAINS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HOLKU was beaten by FORMALIZE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.
CAIERA savagely defeated ATRIA in a 2 minute gruesome novice's bout.
GLAUCO was overpowered by DERN DUDE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FORGE was overpowered by CRATER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HORN ROCK overcame TYE FOONETTE in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
GRACCHUS was defeated by FIREWALKER in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
HOOTCHY COOCHER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ONE AND DONE luckily beat AMATSURATA in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  22 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         SLASHING ATTACK   44 -  33 -  4      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         BASHING ATTACK    73 -  59 - 12      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  38 -  6      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     51 -  53 -  2      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  28 -  5      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  66 -  6      39  |

Turn 574 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            29  11  0  104 STREET WALKERS (97)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARONWE 4883                17  10  0  129 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    JON 4764                   21  17  2  100 MEN (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045                7   2  1   95 CROC FILES (374)
AIMED BLOW       JURASSIC JORDON 5008       10   3  1   71 STREET WALKERS (97)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               11   6  1   70 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                10   5  1   56 ESCAPADE (417)
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298        9   8  1   51 METAL MINCERS (256)
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 
CELADUS 4948.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURRY 4755, LUCY 4922, 
REWRITE 2926, TURTLE 4974, AMIE 4718, TORI 5048, CAIERA 5100, A.A. SHOCK 5054, 
MOSSMAN 5045, and SOLAR ERUPTION 5031.

The least popular fighter this week was CHROME CRIMPER 4296.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MENSA 4442, TYE FOONETTE 5115, FORGE 5110, GLAUCO 5102, ATRIA 
5101, DAISY CHAINS 5096, DAX 5015, DYSNOMIA 5050, COPPER COMPACTER 5092, and HULIK 
4992.