DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2008    Duedate: 12/16/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PLATINUM PEENER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-4298) [18-10-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PLATINUM PEENER                HYDROPONICUS
METAL MINCERS (256)            BLUNT FORCE (393)
(29-4298) [18-10-1,122]        (29-4605) [6-1-0,102]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WEIPA                          HYDROPONICUS
CROC FILES (374)               BLUNT FORCE (393)
(29-4793) [16-31-2,87]         (29-4605) [6-1-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUNT FORCE (393)           53
2. CLAN CROW (456)             26      BOHICA (449)
3. 2008 (450)                  26      Unchartered Team
4. VENUSIANS (321)             25
5. MID EARTH (223)             24      BLUNT FORCE (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLUNT FORCE (393)         16   7  2 69.6   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 1
 2- 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     13   6  0 68.4   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 3/ 2 BOHICA (449)              28  14  0 66.7   3/ 3 BOHICA (449)              7  2 0
 4/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      545 363 12 60.0   4/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 1
 5- 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   143 103 18 58.1   5/ 4 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 6/ 7 MID EARTH (223)          429 386 17 52.6   6/ 8 VENUSIANS (321)           6  8 0
 7/ 6 ESCAPADE (417)           140 128 10 52.2   7/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  9 0
 8- 8*PLATES (452)               8   8  0 50.0   8/10 CROC FILES (374)          5  8 0
 9/10 EQUESTORS (158)          705 745 51 48.6   9/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  4 0
10/11 CROC FILES (374)         405 429 28 48.6  10/ 0*BLUNT FORCE (393)         3  0 1
11/12 VENUSIANS (321)          269 297 15 47.5  11- 6*PLATES (452)              3  2 0
12/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    299 349 21 46.1  12-12 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  0 0
13/15 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     454 534 10 46.0  13/ 0*CLAN CROW (456)           2  3 0
14/ 0 X-MEN (78)                42  52  8 44.7  14/14*APPLICANTS 2 (457)        1  3 0
15/ 0*2008 (450)                10  14  1 41.7  15/ 0 X-MEN (78)                1  3 0
16/ 0*CLAN CROW (456)            2   3  0 40.0  16/ 0*2008 (450)                1  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/ 9*APPLICANTS 2 (457)         1   3  0 25.0  17-11 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    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 #25 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Agro watched the others leave, Uncle Wolf, Lord Malcorn, the gladiator Math, and
the Dark Stranger from the Silent Place.  No doubt his own party, himself, Redfox,
and Blackwind, was going into as much danger--and more quickly--but at least they
didn't have the Stranger looking over their shoulders and lusting for their blood.
Because he was sure that however constrained by agreements and conventions, that
predatory Stranger DID lust for the blood of mortals.  Well, warm-blooded mortals,
anyway.  And he wasn't going to trust in his own cold-blooded nature to save him, if
it came to a tight spot.
     The Croc shrugged and went back inside to the fire; his group would not be
leaving until sunset, and he wanted to enjoy the warmth while he could.  Time enough
to be cold and on edge tonight, and for all they were warmbloods, he believed
Blackwind and Redfox to be true companions who would not abandon either him or each
other when things got desperate.
     Blackwind was pacing while a Greenwarden, Whisperstep, explained how to find the
sacrificial rock.  Sometimes he started to rub his shoulder and then stopped himself.
     Agro resisted an urge to rub his own shoulder.  Each of the three of them now
bore a tattoo on the shoulder, the outward mark of the binding that the shaman Wolf
had made to link them all.  The old human had said that it "might have other uses
than just the link," but he hadn't told them what those uses might be; he seemed not
to know.  Agro hadn't realized that there were any kinds of magic that could be like
that, do things without the practitioner knowing what was going on.  Were all kinds
of magic like that sometimes?  It was not a comforting thought.  He turned to see
what Redfox was doing, ask if there was something he himself should be doing.
     The Rirorni was filling backpacks.  Food, tools, a change of clothes, first aid
supplies.  "You look like you're getting ready for an ordinary trip," he said.  "Do
you think we'll actually need any of that stuff?"
     Redfox shrugged.  "We might, and it would be a bitter joke if we came to grief
over not having brought something as obvious as a canteen or a coil of light rope."
     The Croc nodded.  "You have a point.  But won't our quarry think it odd to see
the bait carrying a pack?"
     "Not if I carry it to the site and then drop it.  I'd bet it wouldn't be the
first time the bait had done pack duty until it was time to die.  And besides, if we
set things up right, our quarry shouldn't be taking the time to think about details.
It should be too eager for my blood.  And whatever else it might take from a
sacrifice."
     "That doesn't bother you?"
     "It bothers me.  But if this is what needs doing, I'll do it.  And I've died
more than once already, fighting on the Isle.  I feel like I'm living on chimerical
time anyway, because of that."  He shrugged and picked up a leather pouch that, by
its scent, must hold some kind of strong herbs.  "I would prefer to go on living, and
I'll do everything I can to go on living, but death is always waiting for a warrior,
and even more for a gladiator.  We all of us accepted that when we entered the
arena."  After a moment, he added, "Do you remember that village in the forest north
of Riztab, where everyone had been turned into a zombie?  I don't want that to happen
again, if anything I can do will help prevent it."

     The waiting had been the hardest part.  All the slow hours of the short winter
day, with nothing to do but pace and fret.  Agro paced, the humans fretted.  Well,
they paced, also, Blackwind more than Redfox.  Apparently the older gladiator, having
made up his mind what part he would play in their risky trap, had been able to put
the whole thing out of his mind.  The Rirorni actually slept!
     But the sun had set, finally, and the three gladiators had slipped out the back
of the Greenwardens's guildhouse.  Whisperstep accompanied them to set them on the
right path, and a good thing.  The woods were crisscrossed with paths broad and
narrow, well-trodden or seldom used.  Picking out the right one would have been
difficult.  But as they got deeper into the woods, the paths got fewer and the signs
of intelligent activities such as the cutting of firewood became less.  And the
spaces between the trees got darker.
     The Greenwarden stopped where the path they were on forked.  "This is as far as
I go," he said.  "That way will take you to Blood Rock; it should be half an hour or
so farther."
     Blackwind looked at the trail they were to follow.  "It's seen a fair amount of
traffic lately, hasn't it?"
     Whisperstep shrugged, his expression unreadable in the gloom.  "These are
unsettled times.  People are afraid.  When they're afraid they sometimes turn to the
old ways of averting misfortune."  After a moment he added, "I think they mostly
sacrifice... goats."
     "If you say so.  But at least whatever is out there won't be surprised when we--
"  He stopped.  Maybe he couldn't go on and say that they were going to offer a human
sacrifice to some kind of hunting creature.
     "No," Whisperstep answered, "they won't be surprised.  Good luck."  He turned
and went back the way they'd come, vanishing into the shadowy forest.
     Redfox looked at Agro.  "We don't know what senses these things have beyond an
ability to detect blood," he said, "so you'd better keep back far enough to be out of
sight."
     The Croc nodded.  "I have been a hunter myself.  I can guess what is needed."
     "Then let's go."  Blackwind plunged down the indicated path, moving a little too
fast.
     Nerves, Agro decided.  In a way, the Malcornishman's part was the hardest.  Or
maybe not.  Each part was hard, just different.  Redfox caught up with the other
human and said something to him that the Croc couldn't hear.  Blackwind stopped and
stared straight ahead for a long moment.  Then he turned, dug in one of the packs,
and bound Redfox's hands.
     Ah.  Good thinking; don't wait until the last minute to start the play they'd
agreed on.  When he judged they were far enough ahead, he moved out behind them.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 432): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greeting fellow Lapurians,

Well Dirmael was correct as usual and I received my invite after beating Weipa.
Though my challenge didn't get through to him, luckily he had the same idea and
challenged me.  Weipa, your record may not show it, but I know you to be a good and
honorable warrior and I hope you attain Duelmaster and get your invite in due time.

After much thought I have decided to follow my former guild mates Aronwe and Urat and
retire from the arena.  Speaking of Aronwe and Urat, they stopped by the guild house
last week and not so surprisingly they announced they are getting married, they are
thinking about a spring wedding date.

Since I am retiring, Dirmael told me too share the invite report with everyone.
First off my stats are 12-4-14-17(1)-17(1)-9-13.  The report states that I favor the
scimitar, which doesn't surprise me much.  I prefer to fight with a high/moderate
rhythm and my favorite skill to learn is attack and with that said I am afraid my
time is up.

Your Duelmaster and Retiring Lord Protector,
Hulik

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LAPUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and 
too little dodging gave WILL DUEL 4 MEAD a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
What's with HYDROPONICUS?  He actually beat METAL MINCERS' CHROME CRIMPER, and walked 
away with 35 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at EQUESTORS.  GLAUCO lost 16 
points to DEADLY ASSASSIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GLAUCO will provide 
more easy wins...  Try as she might, HOOTCHY COOCHER wasn't good enough at persuading 
HULIK to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CARDOW 
HUNTERS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at BOHICA ain't reelin'!  CARDOW 
HUNTERS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
CRABBY ABBIE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  STACY GOO of 
APPLICANTS 2 knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged OCCY of CROC FILES who is up by 
19.  Now was this a wise move?  STACY GOO perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as 
she was overcame by OCCY and ended up with 8 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  So 2008 sent MAY to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  
Plenty more fighters where MAY came from.  Dime a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  GOT 
MILK, with hers forgettable 3-8-0,  was dispatched by CRABBY ABBIE in a forgettable 
match.  BOHICA didn't seem to mind very much.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters 
getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         18  10  1   122       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BULL 5062                18   9  0   121       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          32  14  0   110       METAL MINCERS (256)
 HYDROPONICUS 4605             6   1  0   102       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CELADUS 4948                 22  15  2    96       EQUESTORS (158)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119         14   7  1    90       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   16  31  2    87       CROC FILES (374)
 LITERNIUS 5049               15  15  1    87       EQUESTORS (158)
 BONZO 5132                    9   9  2    81       ESCAPADE (417)
 FHRAIN 5124                  11   6  2    80       MID EARTH (223)
 CALLISTO 5036                15  16  2    77       VENUSIANS (321)
-MAKADOS 4704                  9   3  0    74       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        10   7  0    66       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GLAUCO 5102                  12  11  1    65       EQUESTORS (158)
-LIME 5178                     8   2  0    65       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         8   1  0    65       BOHICA (449)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NEEDS SALT 5206               6   0  0    64       BOHICA (449)
 STORM 553                    16  11  3    63       X-MEN (78)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              11  17  1    62       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MAD DOG 5125                 12   8  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COLOSSUS 556                 12  16  4    58       X-MEN (78)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             12   5  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATRIA 5101                   11  12  1    51       VENUSIANS (321)
-RED HOT CHILI 5202            5   2  0    50       BOHICA (449)
-YURI 5188                     6   3  2    47       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             6   3  0    47       BOHICA (449)
 HORN ROCK 5113                9  13  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CRABBY ABBIE 5252             5   1  1    41       ESCAPADE (417)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  9   8  0    35       VENUSIANS (321)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE SHARD 5191                5   7  0    32       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 OCCY 5160                     7   9  0    30       CROC FILES (374)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               4   2  0    30       EQUESTORS (158)
-LUNA 5179                     6   4  0    28       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 STARRY NITE 5186              7   6  0    27       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 NORMAN 5208                   6   5  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          3   1  0    24       BLUNT FORCE (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUHAR 5244                    4   3  1    23       MID EARTH (223)
-HIMEKO 5247                   3   1  0    23       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-STR82HEL 5227                 2   2  0    23       PLATES (452)
-4U2NV 5224                    2   1  0    22       PLATES (452)
 GILAN 5242                    4   3  0    21       MID EARTH (223)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                3   1  0    21       EQUESTORS (158)
 CYBORG 420 4547               2   0  1    21       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-BLUIDDVL 5226                 2   1  0    21       PLATES (452)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 LOU NER-ECLIPSE 5292          2   0  0    16       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 BISHOP 5300                   1   0  0    16       X-MEN (78)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          1   0  0    13       CLAN CROW (456)
 LUCY 5253                     2   4  0    10       CROC FILES (374)
 AISLING OF SLEIGH 5284        1   0  0    10       CLAN CROW (456)
 LEAP YEAR 5299                1   0  0    10       2008 (450)
 STACY GOO 5297                1   1  0     8       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
-WEREUOUT 5265                 2   0  0     7       PLATES (452)
 ALHENA 5291                   1   1  0     7       VENUSIANS (321)
 DIGGER 5278                   1   0  0     7       CROC FILES (374)
 HARRY CANE 5267               1   2  0     5       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               0   5  0     5       X-MEN (78)
 THE CRUNCHER 5290             1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 MONTEREY 5289                 1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 FIREBOW 5279                  0   4  0     4       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ROUGE 2549                    0   3  0     3       X-MEN (78)
 PURPLE TAO 5294               0   2  0     2       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
 SILVER SAW 5287               0   2  0     2       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GAELLA O'CROW 5286            0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
-ARUTIRDYET 5281               0   1  0     1       PLATES (452)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AUGUST 5210             1  2 0 2008 450             ARENAMASTER KYAL      594  NONE
JUNE 5211               3  3 0 2008 450             SHEWISH GIANT         594  NONE
MAY 5212                3  2 0 2008 450             DUSKBLOOD TROLL       594  NONE
GOT MILK 5203           3  8 0 BOHICA 449           CRABBY ABBIE 5252     594   
FIREWALKER 5122         8  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   YURI 5188             590  REVENGED
SOL ERECLIPS 5266       0  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LUHAR 5244            592   
NILITH 5243             2  5 0 MID EARTH 223        CYBORG 420 4547       594   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Odds favor the two Borgs?  Hah, Hulik!  They are avoiding YOU.  And congratulations
on your graduation to the big time.  Well deserved. -- Ora

Nice records Philanthropists and Bohica!  Did I ever tell you that we hate you!
(grin) -- Ora

Jorja -- I find that a nice acid bath is good for one's body. -- Platinum Peener

Bonzo -- You challenged ME?  You like me that much?  Well take that, Chump! --
Platinum Peener

Wereuout -- Yep, you wore me out.  When are you coming out of the closet? -- Silver
Saw

Celadus -- THAT hurt! -- Copper Crimper

Aye, Celadus.  Ye hurt me borg.  Be nice, boy. -- Oremaster

Hootchy Cootcher -- I guess you could say that I hootchied and you cootchied, eh? --
Chrome Crimper

We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year.
     Ora and Oremaster (not quite in tune)

Platinum Peener -- Pretty precise with your preening, Peener.  But then that was a
pretty impressive performance. -- Bonzo

Gilan -- Ya!  Like I needed reminding!!!  But, like hey, thanks...maybe I did at
that.  Drat!  M'armor managed to chafe my neck (turtle defense) despite the padded
collar.  S'pose I kin squawk about that till next cycle. -- Crabby Abbie

Chrome Crimper -- Nice backup.  Man you really put a crimp into my evening, well the
early part of it at any rate, but then...I got over it. -- Hootchy Cootcher

Alhena -- You work divinely.  My first scar, you can initial it if you want, making
your initials my second scar. -- Monterey

Purple Tao -- Call that the tao of getting crunched. -- The Cruncher

Illyria -- Finally, a victory!  You've been killing our team! -- Bohica

Callisto -- Same weapon; same fighting-style; same sparkling personality!  I thought
I was fighting myself for a moment. -- Cuddle Me Tender

Frain -- Ah, the iron-soled boots?  Get rid of 'em.  They're slowing you down like
you were nailed to the floor, you know?  Not that anybody could be nailed to a floor
of sand, but you know what I mean. -- Red Bull, embarrassed at the ease of that win

Occy -- Damned lizard, you taste AWFUL. -- Mad Dog
P.S.  And I really hated it when your tail came off in my mouth.  Ptui!

Harry Kane -- Why do I keep thinking you should be a Thin Man?  This is confusing,
and I don't NEED confusion right now. -- Firebow
P.S.  What I need is a win.

Ice Shard -- Tis the season, but mostly when you guys hit the ground, you shatter.  I
had to find out if you're typical of your kind, of course. -- Cloudshadow
P.S.  Only a few chips, so you should be fine.

Aaaah!  That Dangerous Criminal.  Die, Dangerous Criminal, Die. -- Horn Rock

Cuddle Me Tender -- Oh, yeah!  I mean, I'd be honored, ma'am. -- Horn Rock

Nilith -- You are?  Bad luck to admit it, that kind of thing can get you killed! --
Firebow, totally at a loss, really!

Our congratulations to Hulik. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  I keep thinking you should be Hulik Do Edel and female, and you keep not.  Oh,
well.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUNE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AUGUST was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAY was easily killed by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
WEIPA was viciously subdued by CELADUS in a 2 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
GOT MILK was assassinated by CRABBY ABBIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LUCY was devastated by LUHAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SILVER SAW was bested by ALHENA in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
THE CRUNCHER was overcome by GILAN in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
STACY GOO was overcome by OCCY in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert Challenge melee.
HULIK vanquished HOOTCHY COOCHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PLATINUM PEENER vanquished BONZO in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
CHROME CRIMPER was savagely defeated by HYDROPONICUS in a 3 minute veteran's melee.
RED BULL demolished FHRAIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GLAUCO was devastated by DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
LITERNIUS devastated STORM in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CALLISTO handily defeated CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COLOSSUS was overpowered by NEEDS SALT in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
COPPER COMPACTER unbelievably bested ATRIA in a 6 minute bloody master's bout.
SCRUFFY PUFF bested VINDOCOMUS in a 1 minute fight.
A.A. SHOCK overpowered ILLYRIA in a 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
HORN ROCK savagely defeated STARRY NITE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
MAD DOG devastated ICE SHARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
NORMAN vanquished COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CYBORG 420 easily killed NILITH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DARK UNCLE was devastated by DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARRY CANE was overpowered by BISHOP in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ENCOLPIUS overpowered SMACK O'MALLEY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DR. STRANGELEAF overpowered FIREBOW in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PURPLE TAO lost to DIGGER in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
LOU NER-ECLIPSE handily defeated LUCKY EIREANN in a 1 minute uneven bout.
MONTEREY was beaten by AISLING OF SLEIGH in a 2 minute beginner's competition.
GAELLA O'CROW was overpowered by LEAP YEAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        49 -  32 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  43 -  3      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  33 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE       23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  51 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  20 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  65 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  34 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  26 -  1      28  |

Turn 594 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       18  10  1  122 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              18   9  0  121 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      CHROME CRIMPER 4296        32  14  0  110 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       HYDROPONICUS 4605           6   1  0  102 BLUNT FORCE (393)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               22  15  2   96 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WEIPA 4793.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HYDROPONICUS 4605.  The ten other most popular fighters were CELADUS 4948, A.A. SHOCK 
5054, HORN ROCK 5113, AISLING OF SLEIGH 5284, ATRIA 5101, LUHAR 5244, ALHENA 5291, 
OCCY 5160, PLATINUM PEENER 4298, and CALLISTO 5036.

The least popular fighter this week was COPPER COMPACTER 5092.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LUCKY EIREANN 5285, FIREBOW 5279, SMACK O'MALLEY 5282, HARRY 
CANE 5267, DARK UNCLE 2168, NILITH 5243, ICE SHARD 5191, VINDOCOMUS 5251, COLOSSUS 
556, and CLOUDSHADOW 5154.

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

HULIK (29-4992) MID EARTH (223)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (187-132-8)               10  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELENDUR 2013 (86-68-1)                 3  3  1         MID EARTH            
COBRA 4355 (32-32-1)                   2  3  0         DEATH THREAT         
HIMEY THE PIMP 730 (43-33-1)           0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CASSIE 4574 (21-16-1)                  1  3  0         CROC FILES           
GOLDIE 4395 (23-24-1)                  0  2  0         CROC FILES           

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD THANG! 2393 (18-15-0)             4  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
TARCIL 2286 (24-20-0)                  3  3  0         MID EARTH            
GOLDIE 4805 (21-9-4)                   2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
BRICKHOUSE 4131 (37-14-0)              1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802 (20-10-0)           1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
MOLLY 4645 (17-17-0)                   1  3  0         CROC FILES           
REWRITE 2926 (27-15-1)                 1  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
WENDY 4657 (16-7-0)                    1  3  0         CROC FILES           
ACCO 4691 (17-6-3)                     0  2  0         CROC FILES           
KALIMAC 3098 (24-16-0)                 0  2  0         MID EARTH            
URD 4987 (19-8-3)                      0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CELADUS 4948 (20-14-2)                 1  3  0         EQUESTORS            
MAD DOG MONTANA 4984 (16-16-4)         0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LITERNIUS 5049 (14-13-1)               1  3  0         EQUESTORS            
DAISY CHAINS 5096 (11-10-0)            0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AYA 5159 (7-5-1)                       0  1  0  DEAD   WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
FHRAIN 5124 (10-4-2)                   0  2  0         MID EARTH            
GLAUCO 5102 (11-9-1)                   0  2  0         EQUESTORS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VOW OF SILENCE 5130 (1-0-0)            5  3  0         HILLTOP GURUS        
LUNA 5179 (6-4-0)                      4  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
YURI 5188 (6-2-2)                      1  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
DANG IT DEBBIE 5217 (5-2-0)            0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       
GOT MILK 5203 (2-6-0)                  0  2  0         BOHICA               
LIME 5178 (8-2-0)                      0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUGUST 5210 (1-1-0)                    4  3  0         2008                 
HIMEKO 5247 (3-1-0)                    3  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
THIRTIETH 4902 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         CALENDERS            
MAY 5212 (3-1-0)                       1  3  0         2008                 
ENCOLPIUS 5268 (1-0-0)                 0  2  0         EQUESTORS            
VINDOCOMUS 5251 (3-0-0)                0  2  0         EQUESTORS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WEXLE 5256 (0-0-0)                     4  3  1         WRETCHED HORDE       
EXTRADONAIRE 5220 (0-0-0)              3  3  1         CHAMPIONS            
WHATAMONSTER 5221 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         CHAMPIONS            
NYLK 5257 (0-0-0)                      2  2  0  DEAD   WRETCHED HORDE       
DIGGER 5278 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         CROC FILES           
SNOWBLIND 5040 (0-0-0)                 0  2  0         TEAM CHAOS           

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719 (9-9-2)        5  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TESSA 4838 (12-4-1)                    1  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
MISS CONDUCT II 4156 (12-6-1)          0  2  0         STREET WALKERS       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KINKY KIM 3772 (4-1-0)                 3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
MISS CONDUCT 3709 (4-1-0)              2  3  1         STREET WALKERS       
JURASSIC JORDON 5008 (10-5-1)          1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
TARONDAR 3549 (3-2-0)                  0  2  0         MID EARTH            

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SEXY CELIA 5134 (5-4-0)                3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
HOLKU 5099 (5-1-0)                     0  2  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FELICIA 1693 (4-1-1)                   8  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
TYCHO 4929 (0-0-0)                     4  3  0         MEN IN THE MOON      
DEATH TRAP 5213 (0-2-0)                3  3  0         2008                 
REN 5090 (1-1-0)                       1  3  1         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD