DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/12/2008    Duedate: 03/25/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRICKHOUSE
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4131) [30-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRICKHOUSE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
STREET WALKERS (97)            
(29-4131) [30-11-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           JURASSIC JORDON
CROC FILES (374)               STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4718) [15-29-2,80]         (29-5008) [10-4-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      51
2. CROC FILES (374)            34      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. FORLORN (382)               24      Unchartered Team
4. ESCAPADE (417)              21
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        20      OH CAPT., MY CAPT. (342)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      479 309 42 60.8   1/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      513 346 12 59.7   2/ 9 FORLORN (382)             8  6 1
 3/ 3 GODS OF WAR (424)         84  65  8 56.4   3/10 ESCAPADE (417)            8  6 1
 4/ 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    95  76 14 55.6   4/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 5/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            93  80  4 53.8   5/ 3 MID EARTH (223)           7  7 0
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          377 346 14 52.1   6/ 2 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 1
 7- 8*BAD MOON RISING (69)      15  15  0 50.0   7/ 5 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 1
 8/ 9 CROC FILES (374)         370 372 28 49.9   8/ 8 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  1 0
 9/10 EQUESTORS (158)          659 697 48 48.6   9/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       6  9 0
10/11 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    262 300 17 46.6  10/14 DEATH MOB (437)           5  4 0
11/12 VENUSIANS (321)          220 253 12 46.5  11/13 GODS OF WAR (424)         5  5 1
12/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     403 490 10 45.1  12/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 0
13/14 MEN (356)                160 199 10 44.6  13/12 MEN (356)                 3  0 0
14/16 FORLORN (382)             46  61  2 43.0  14/11 VENUSIANS (321)           3 12 1
15/15 DEATH MOB (437)           21  28  0 42.9  15-16*BAD MOON RISING (69)      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 #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In another place:

     "Keep moving!" Nightwind said.  "Movement is your shield, it confuses them."
     Cloudrider staggered onward.  Would the stairs never end?  His legs felt like
bars of stone.  "Did I kill it?" he gasped.
     Nightwind hesitated before answering.  "You eliminated it as a threat," he said
finally.  "And the others will be more respectful."
     He climbed and panted and watched the circling shadows out of the corner of his
eye.  They were holding back farther.  That was good, wasn't it?  He gathered enough
breath to ask, "Are we there yet?"
     "Soon now," Nightwind answered.  "This is the last stairway.  Joan and Selumia
will be waiting for us."  A pause.  "The scavengers may try once more, before we
reach the top and go beyond their range."
     Cloudrider's hand tightened on the hilt of this sword.  "What do they want from
me?"
     "That which makes you alive.  I could not use any words for it that you would
understand.  Ah!  They come--"
     Cloudrider tried to look around without stumbling.  Stumbled.  Focused on the
stairs.  He was near the top, Nightwind said so.  He glanced ahead.  Yes!  Only nine
more steps.  He ran, right, left, right, pivot and slash at a misty something which
shrieked.  Left, right, two patches of mist in front of him.  Slash, lunge.  Left,
right, left, slash, slash.  One more step, a stumble, falling... onto something like
ground.  He flung out his arm so as not to land on the sword.  Pain in his foot that
was still hanging over the edge behind him.  He rolled and twisted, slashing again.
One of the scavengers screamed and fell away into the void beyond the edge.
     "That was close," Nightwind said.
     Cloudrider would have replied sarcastically, if he'd had the breath for it.  His
foot felt like it was on fire, and at the same time it was icy cold.  He crawled
farther away from the edge of the plateau.
     "I sense that Selumia and Joan are near," Nightwind said.  "We must join them
quickly.  This is not a good place to linger.  Better than the stairs, but still not
safe."
     Cloudrider pushed himself to his feet, tested the injured one.  He could limp on
it, at least for now.  "Which way?"
     There was a moment of spinning dizziness, then certainty.  "That way."
     He squinted into the darkness.  It wasn't completely dark, sort of like a
starlit night without stars.  But the terrain was unfamiliar.  He was pretty sure he
would be falling over things, if there were any things.  "Are you ready to tell me
what we're doing here?"
     If Nightwind had still had his own body, he would have sighed.  "I don't like
this," he said.  "We're... bait."

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They bypassed Riztab, stopping at a little hamlet in the woods north of there.
A hot meal and one night sleeping in a warm stable.  Math and Wolf went somewhere, to
some other building, probably to talk to local people.  About travel conditions,
maybe.  Agro didn't ask for details.  That wasn't his business.  He wished he knew
what his business in this mess was.  Sure, he'd find out eventually, but he wanted to
know now.  Was he wasting his time and risking frozen hands and feet on some ghost's
whim?
     Agro glanced over at Redfox, who was oiling some piece of horse gear.  How much
might this human know, and how much would he tell of what he did know?  Maybe
nothing, Redfox didn't seem much of a chatterer.  Still, worth a try.  "What is this
Wild Hunt that we're looking for?"
     Redfox shrugged, not looking up from his work.  "Shaman stuff.  I don't mess
with it."  After a moment, his fingers stopped moving.  "Okay, I guess it is our
business right now.  And you don't have the same background, you wouldn't know."  He
hesitated.  "It's complicated, though.  Let me think about this for a minute."
     He frowned.  "Okay.  This whole business about the Spirit Land is complicated,"
he said.  "There's a lot I don't understand about it.  No surprise there, Uncle Wolf
has spent all his life learning it, I can't pick it up in a couple of days.  But it
has to do with death and dying, all that stuff Math talked about two nights ago.
About protecting the dead--"
     "I don't see why that's necessary," Agro said.  "They're DEAD, after all."
     "Yeah, that's where it gets weird.  Different people believe different things
about death.  I don't know if that means it happens differently, depending on how
they believe; probably not.  People believe a lot of things that aren't so."  He made
a sweeping-aside motion.  "Not our problem.  But souls are vulnerable, like Math
said, and there are people, mainly necromancers, I guess, who want them.  It's a
power trip of some kind, I guess.  So there's this whole hierarchy of guardians for
the dead."
     "And the Wild Hunt is part of that hierarchy?"
     Redfox hesitated.  "Yes, I guess, since Uncle Wolf said so.  But they don't do
JUST that.  At least, I don't think--"
     A horse at the other end of the stable screamed.
     Both Lord Protectors were armed and moving without thinking about it.  They
separated as much as the space allowed.  The horse kept on screaming.  That must be
audible all over the little town, and it would draw other people.  Better to get this
under control first.
     The horse went silent, and the Croc heard it collapse, smelled its death.  He
was close enough now that he could see into that stall.  A human was straightening
from the body of the fallen beast, face blank, eyes wide.  Shocked, stunned, or maybe
in some kind of trance.  Not a person you could reason with.  And armed.  The human
moved toward him.
     Beside him Redfox said, "Zombies.  We'll have to kill them all."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 437): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): PUPPY POWER (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH 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  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                   (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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greeting warriors of Lapur,

I guess I get to write this column myself, so don't expect much.  Originally,
Roadkill had written a song about me, but he said that even once he edited it, he
didn't think the commission would print it.  Something about if they wouldn't allow
Goldie as a warrior name, they'd never print "Ode to Brickhouse".  Apparently he must
have thought it was pretty good, since I could hear him laughing to himself when he
was writing it.  I did get to see just a small bit of it but I have no idea what VD
is and why would it hurt when you pee?????

Normally it's custom for a Street Walker to challenge the #1 ranked challenger to the
throne, not this time.  Aronwe, if you want the title you can challenge, but I won't
be challenging you after our last two meetings (shudder).  I only made one challenge
and that was to Murry.  While I admit I enjoyed you bashing your knuckles against my
shield, I need to know if breaking your weapon was the only reason I won.

Duelmistress Brickhouse

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for EQUESTORS, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 6 
into 12th.  Ha!  FORLORN turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's 
all watch ESCAPADE's heads swell from their 4-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see URD win a 
fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, URD beat ARONWE and ARONWE lost 46 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, 
BRICKHOUSE the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  MURRY challenged 
LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
LAPUR may be getting bland, as BRICKHOUSE stays top dog in the city.  The Burning 
Tree, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MID EARTH, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like METAL MINCERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy PETUNIA a drink tonight!  Anyone 
who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good side!  It's about 
time QETESH got beat for picking on warriors like CELADUS.  Bravo, EQUESTORS.  See 
you at The Burning Tree.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see 
RED BULL and CARDOW HUNTERS at The Burning Tree tonight celebrating their bloodfeud 
victory over ICE CRUST.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use. 
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Burning Tree!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              30  11  0   109       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON 4764                     22  17  2   107       MEN (356)
 MOSSMAN 5045                  8   2  1   106       CROC FILES (374)
 URD 4987                     13   3  3   105       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MURRY 4755                   13  18  3   103       CROC FILES (374)
 REWRITE 2926                 22  13  1   101       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          21   9  0    95       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MENSA 4442                   18  39  1    94       VENUSIANS (321)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAMULUS 4865                 14  16  2    87       GODS OF WAR (424)
 URAT 4889                    21   6  1    85       MID EARTH (223)
 ARONWE 4883                  17  11  0    83       MID EARTH (223)
 AMIE 4718                    15  29  2    80       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCY 4922                    10  11  1    80       CROC FILES (374)
 ENYALIUS 4863                13  13  1    78       GODS OF WAR (424)
 PETUNIA 4837                 16  14  1    75       ESCAPADE (417)
 JURASSIC JORDON 5008         10   4  1    75       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CELADUS 4948                 12   6  1    72       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURTLE 4974                  11   5  1    66       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   11  17  2    64       CROC FILES (374)
 FOREDOOM 4448                 9  14  1    59       FORLORN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORTE 4447                    9  14  1    56       FORLORN (382)
 QETESH 5026                   4   3  2    55       GODS OF WAR (424)
 CRAGS 5087                    5   0  0    54       DEATH MOB (437)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031           8   5  2    53       VENUSIANS (321)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         10   6  4    51       STREET WALKERS (97)
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          9   8  1    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GUAT 5017                     7   3  0    47       DEATH MOB (437)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 HULIK 4992                    8   8  1    42       MID EARTH (223)
 MIU 5060                      6   2  1    42       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED BULL 5062                 5   3  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATHENA 4990                   7   2  0    36       GODS OF WAR (424)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               5   7  2    36       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         3   0  0    34       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITERNIUS 5049                6   5  1    30       EQUESTORS (158)
 CALLISTO 5036                 5   7  0    29       VENUSIANS (321)
 TORI 5048                     3   4  0    25       DEATH MOB (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               5   4  0    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DYSNOMIA 5050                 3   7  0    23       VENUSIANS (321)
 FORMALIZE 5112                3   0  0    23       FORLORN (382)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               4   9  0    21       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-PROUD MARY 487                5   1  0    20       BAD MOON RISING (69)
 DAX 5015                      3   7  0    20       DEATH MOB (437)
 FORGE 5110                    1   2  0    20       FORLORN (382)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             3   2  0    19       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ICE CRUST 5109                2   1  1    19       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          2   0  0    19       ESCAPADE (417)
-FORTUNATE SON 484             4   2  0    18       BAD MOON RISING (69)
 HOLKU 5099                    3   1  0    16       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SINGING WATER 5057            2   6  0    16       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CRATER 5108                   2   0  0    16       ESCAPADE (417)
 MYRRH 5085                    4   3  0    15       MID EARTH (223)
 TYE FOONETTE 5115             1   1  0    15       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-MIDNITE SPECIAL 485           2   4  0    10       BAD MOON RISING (69)
 HORN ROCK 5113                2   1  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CAIERA 5100                   2   2  1     9       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ATRIA 5101                    2   2  1     9       VENUSIANS (321)
 AMATSURATA 5121               1   1  0     7       GODS OF WAR (424)
 GLAUCO 5102                   1   3  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)
 FIREWALKER 5122               1   1  0     4       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DERN DUDE 5118                1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 ONE AND DONE 5120             1   1  0     4       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GRACCHUS 5116                 0   2  0     2       EQUESTORS (158)
 FORSOOTH 5111                 0   2  0     2       FORLORN (382)
 MAD DOG 5125                  0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUSONIUS 5123                 0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
FIREFLY 4950           12  4 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MURRY 4755            573   
SHAMBLING MOUND         0  0 0 DARK ARENA           PETUNIA 4837          575  NONE
LONGINUS 4908          10 13 0 EQUESTORS 158        FOREDOOM 4448         573   
LYSIAS 4947             9  8 0 EQUESTORS 158        QETESH 5026           574  JUST REVENGED
RAGE WATERS 4983        4  9 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LITERNIUS 5049        572  REVENGED
FORGET 4981             6  5 0 FORLORN 382          LUCY 4922             571  NOT REVENGED
ANKAA 4806             16 15 0 VENUSIANS 321        ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366   571  NONE
REN 5090                1  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 UGHH 5094             571  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Myrrh -- Sorry about the inconvenience to you.  I'm looking for the Ents, now.  Do
you know where they went? -- Copper Compacter

Mensa -- After that, and seeing you up there above me, how can I do anything but ask
for the next dance. -- Chrome Crimper

Foredoom -- Well, so much for that thought!  It was all my manager's fault. --
Platinum Peener

Streetwalkers -- I want a date with your Duelmaster, even if he is built like a brick
xxxx house. -- Aluminum Awl

Brickhouse bea champeen!  A tip o me hat ter yer Streetwalkers.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Forte -- Whatta combo.  Bring it on you bundle of weaponized fun, you.  I dare say
just a tad more practice on your coordinationing and loooook out Lapur. -- Turtle

Jon -- Mid-life crisis. -- Petunia

Glauco -- We should have a flaggon n' talk over that one...you know, analyze it from
both perspectives. -- Dern

Thief -- I hate a thief.  No it's not hereditary.  No it's not my brand.  It's just
this outfit is really snug on one side, that's all.  Keeps me favoring my right...
that's also why my one eyeball keeps buggin out like it does. -- Hootchy Cootcher

Forge -- Bit drafty in the old arena today, don't you think? -- Crater

Murry -- In my defense, I did actually hit you five times. -- OTP Brickhouse

Weipa -- Ooooohhhhh, I may be on to something here.  I hope that attack wasn't a one
swing wonder. -- Mad Dog Montana

Camulus -- Wait a minute, I didn't hear anyone say go.  Oh well, thanks for the
skills (and not killing me). -- Jurassic Jordan

Red Bull -- Dude, you really need to cut down on the caffeine.  You were shaking more
after the fight than I was before it. -- Daisy Chains

Amatsurata -- Huh? -- Done

Gods of War -- Welcome back. -- Roadkill

Ice Crust -- Jorja says she's going to hire nothing but total parries in the heaviest
possible armor for this team.  I don't believe that, but I can see where's she's
coming from on it.  It's a darned good thing she likes the company here; she shut
down in Jurine after a string of deaths like this.  Of course, there's NO company in
Jurine, so who cares? -- Ghost of Dancing Cloud

Ava Lantch -- (groaning)  Just call me "Screaming Waters" today.  That was very
unpleasant. -- Singing Waters
P.S.  Plus now, there's slush everywhere.  Ugh.  Awful stuff, slush.

Daisy Chains -- An intriguing aberation.  Perhaps we should go somewhere private to
experiment with it, if we can find enough daisies. -- Red Bull, panting with
eagerness

Tye Foonette -- You're a cute little thing, aren't you?  At least, once you get out
from under the clang. -- Horn Rock
P.S.  I should probably take you aside and teach you stuff, yes?  I know lots of good
stuff.

Gracchus -- That went better than I expected.  Probably not as well as YOU expected,
but the way things are set up, we can't both be pleased, and better me, eh?  Good
luck elsewhere, though. -- Firewalker

Daisy Chains -- Works for me. -- Singing Waters

Solar Eruption -- How did you survive the first minute?  Then to go another four
minutes, wow!  Over 1300 fights and this was the first time I have seen the endurance
statement in minute 4.  Usually just fall on my face. -- Celadus

A.A. Shock -- Congrats on your successful Bloodfeud.  My fellow warriors and I do not
hide after sending another warrior across the river Styx. -- Liternius

     As threatened, here is a current manager list for this arena.  Let me know if
     I've gotten anyone's name wrong! -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     BAD MOON RISING     ?               FORLORN              ?
     BLACK TIDE          ?               GODS OF WAR          Sovereign
     CARDOW HUNTERS      Jorja           MEN                  Woman
     CROC FILES          THawk           METAL MINCERS        Ora and Oremaster
     DEATH MOB           Jakari          MID EARTH            Visionist
     EQUESTORS           Spartacus       STREET WALKERS       Roadkill
     ESCAPADE            Scion           VENUSIANS            Venus
     FORCE OF NATURE     Storm Front     WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     Sporkis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETUNIA butchered SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CELADUS won victory over QETESH in a 1 minute Bloodfeud battle.
MOSSMAN handily defeated CAMULUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MURRY was unbelievably bested by BRICKHOUSE in a 4 minute Challenge Title brawl.
CHROME CRIMPER outlasted MENSA in a unpopular 8 minute master's Challenge match.
AMIE was vanquished by REWRITE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JURASSIC JORDON was beaten by URAT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
LUCY overpowered FOREDOOM in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
WEIPA won victory over MAD DOG MONTANA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
SOLAR ERUPTION was savagely defeated by TURTLE in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
MIU overpowered A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
COPPER COMPACTER defeated TORI in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
DAISY CHAINS slimly won victory over MYRRH in a 3 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
ONE AND DONE was subdued by CRATER in a 2 minute gory amateur's Challenge match.
JON handily defeated ENYALIUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ARONWE was overpowered by URD in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
CRAGS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
SONNY DAZE was overpowered by FORTE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GUAT savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 4 minute gory bout.
HULIK handily defeated LITERNIUS in a 1 minute gory mismatched competition.
RED BULL overpowered ICE CRUST in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ATHENA savagely defeated AVA LANTCH in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fray.
CALLISTO bested DAX in a 1 minute bout.
DYSNOMIA demolished FIREWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SINGING WATER viciously subdued GLAUCO in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
HOLKU overpowered MAD DOG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CAIERA lost to TYE FOONETTE in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
ATRIA was viciously subdued by HOOTCHY COOCHER in a exciting 1 minute beginner's bout.
FORGE vanquished DERN DUDE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FORSOOTH was defeated by HORN ROCK in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
FORMALIZE overpowered GRACCHUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
AMATSURATA savagely defeated AUSONIUS in a 1 minute gory 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 -  19 -  0      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  33 -  6      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    68 -  57 - 11      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  35 -  4      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     52 -  49 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  21 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        20 -  29 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  60 -  4      38  |

Turn 575 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        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            30  11  0  109 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    JON 4764                   22  17  2  107 MEN (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045                8   2  1  106 CROC FILES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  URD 4987                   13   3  3  105 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
AIMED BLOW       JURASSIC JORDON 5008       10   4  1   75 STREET WALKERS (97)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               12   6  1   72 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                11   5  1   66 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 
JURASSIC JORDON 5008.  The ten other most popular fighters were TURTLE 4974, MURRY 
4755, SINGING WATER 5057, GUAT 5017, REWRITE 2926, SOLAR ERUPTION 5031, TORI 5048, 
JON 4764, URD 4987, and ATHENA 4990.

The least popular fighter this week was CHROME CRIMPER 4296.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MENSA 4442, ONE AND DONE 5120, AUSONIUS 5123, GRACCHUS 5116, 
FORSOOTH 5111, DERN DUDE 5118, ATRIA 5101, MAD DOG 5125, FIREWALKER 5122, and ICE 
CRUST 5109.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MENSA (29-4442) VENUSIANS (321)