DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/17/2008    Duedate: 12/30/2008

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PLATINUM PEENER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-4298) [19-10-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED BULL                       LEAP YEAR
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           2008 (450)
(29-5062) [19-9-0,138]         (29-5299) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WEIPA                          RED BULL
CROC FILES (374)               CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4793) [16-32-2,88]         (29-5062) [19-9-0,138]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 2008 (450)                  40
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         37      BLUNT FORCE (393)
3. MID EARTH (223)             36      Unchartered Team
4. X-MEN (78)                  31
5. CLAN CROW (456)             25      2008 (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     13   6  0 68.4   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 1
 2/ 1 BLUNT FORCE (393)         18   9  2 66.7   2/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 3/ 3 BOHICA (449)              29  16  0 64.4   3/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      548 364 12 60.1   4/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       7  5 0
 5/ 0 STREET WALKERS (97)      520 351 43 59.7   5/ 3 BOHICA (449)              6  3 0
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          433 387 18 52.8   6/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  9 0
 7- 7 ESCAPADE (417)           140 128 10 52.2   7/10 BLUNT FORCE (393)         5  2 1
 8/15*2008 (450)                14  14  1 50.0   8/16*2008 (450)                5  3 0
 9- 8*PLATES (452)               8   8  0 50.0   9/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           5  9 0
10/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          707 748 51 48.6  10/15 X-MEN (78)                4  5 1
11/10 CROC FILES (374)         406 433 28 48.4  11/13*CLAN CROW (456)           4  5 0
12/11 VENUSIANS (321)          271 300 15 47.5  12- 4 ESCAPADE (417)            4  6 1
13/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    300 353 21 45.9  13/ 8 CROC FILES (374)          4 10 0
14/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     456 537 10 45.9  14-11*PLATES (452)              3  2 0
15/14 X-MEN (78)                45  54  9 45.5  15/ 0 STREET WALKERS (97)       2  2 0
16/16*CLAN CROW (456)            4   5  0 44.4  16/14*APPLICANTS 2 (457)        2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/17*APPLICANTS 2 (457)         2   4  0 33.3  17-12 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     1  0 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 #26 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lord Malcorn's horse was big as a draft horse to carry the half-Shewish prince,
but it had no trouble keeping up with the lighter mounts of Uncle Wolf, Math op
Owain, and the Dark Stranger.  Math told himself that the prince of even as small a
state as Malcorn could afford the best horse, but that didn't seem to cover the case.
The beast looked totally horse-like, after all, not a hint of anything Other about
it, so why did his eyes keep straying toward it?  Maybe because the Thing ridden by
the Dark Stranger, which looked like a horse on casual glance but was plainly not one
if you looked closer, was wary of it.  Perhaps even afraid of it.
     And perhaps because puzzling over Malcorn's horse distracted him from worrying
about his comrade Redfox, who was going into the darkest of danger without him.  It
was hard not to look back to see if Redfox was watching them ride away, see if Redfox
was still (so far) alive and well.  He'd become fond of the Rirorni, though he
wouldn't have said so in public, and regarded him almost as a son.
     Maybe he wasn't the only one who worried; nobody talked for an hour.  The cold
and the silence pressed in, nothing but the crunching of snow under their horse's
hooves and the clack and crack of branches stirred by...the wind, most likely, in the
forest that lined the road.  How far could they ride like this before it got to them?
     "We turn here," Lord Malcorn said, pausing by a ford.
     Math stared at the woods.  There was no path beside this water that he could
see.  "Ah, isn't this the straight road to Veastian, and then we turn and go north
along the Trier's shore road?"
     "You may, if you wish, though I don't recommend it."  Malcorn's horse turned in
response to a shift in the rider's weight.  "I have business--urgent business--at the
lake from which this stream flows."
     It seemed an unreasonable delay.  Math looked at Uncle Wolf.
     The old shaman was nodding.  "I don't doubt it," he said.  "But is this
something for which you want witnesses?"
     "You won't see anything you shouldn't," Malcorn said, "and someone will see a
thing he needs to remember."
     The Dark Stranger made a sound between a growl and a laugh.  "I have not
forgotten," he said.
     "Good.  But we'll go by way of the lake anyway."

     Cloudrider could feel the rope in his hand twitch and uncoil as Young Joan moved
to her right.  He moved left, taking up more slack.  He'd lost all sight and sound of
his companion before they had the rope all paid out.  It really was darker here than
anywhere else he'd been in the Spirit Lands.  So far.  Unless it was an illusion,
too?  Hmm, if he denied the darkness, maybe...no.  That wouldn't work.  The darkness
made it possible to deny the presence of trees with conviction, but impossible to
deny the lack of light.  A trade-off.  In his mind, the ghost of Nightwind spoke,
telling him that the darkness was real "in the ways that matter to you."  Whatever
that meant.  He sighed and began moving forward, feeling blindly for each step, even
though he wanted to run because Necroma was in trouble.
     Cloudrider wished that Joan were closer, so he could see her, maybe talk to her,
to reassure himself that there was someone else alive here with him.
     The ghost of Nightwind that rode in his mind sighed.  "There is not someone else
alive here with you," he said.  "Even if you were holding hands with her, it would
not be so.  In this place, every living soul is alone."
     Cloudrider suppressed a sigh of his own.  Really, there were times when the
ghost was no help at all!  "We could at least be alone together," he said.  "Ah...
that didn't come out quite the way I meant it, but you know what I--"
     "Yes, of course I do, but it wouldn't work here.  Trust me on this.  Joan was
right to separate, though I don't know how the rope will work."
     "How it will WORK?  Rope's a really straightforward sort of thing--"
     "In the mortal world, yes.  Here, maybe not.  The rules are different."
     "You keep SAYING that, but all it seems to mean is that things are harder here.
There aren't any differences that ever seem to work to our advantage," the gladiator
grumbled.  "That's so unfair!"
     "Nothing is 'fair' as you mean it, and if you want to talk about disadvantages,
try being a ghost in the mortal world," Nightwind advised him.
     "Yeah, okay, sorry I blew up at you.  But I'm worried about Necroma."
     "You are not her keeper, and she is the one who chose to study the Dark Arts--"
     "She didn't know what she was getting into.  She's just a kid, really.  She
didn't ask for this kind of stuff.  I, we have to find her.  She might need our
help!"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 433): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): GOOGLE of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): LUROICIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, 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.

     Yep.  I'm here.  And thanks to all for rooting for me.  Everybody likes The
Borgs, right?  (smirk)
     One more win, 4 PP's and I am outta here.  I am.  Time for retirement.  So don't
kill me first or I will be very, very mad.  You get it?
     Darned right I am gonna challenge.  Lookee right here is this seemingly
youngster aimer, and I want a piece of that.  Now, if Hydro-whatever hides or takes-
a-rest, we'll know he is afraid to try taking a piece of me.  Right?  And if not the
Hydro-pipsqueak, then a fight with the formidable Celadus seems in order.  But
perhaps Red Bull wants to challenge me?  Well, Oremaster has The Crimper double-
challenging him to clear the way for me.  Hopefully.  Anyway, come and get me if you
can.
     What else can I say?  You want this spot, you gotta earn it.  And you best watch
out for your life.  I need another kill before I go.
     Next time will be the last time you will have to bow down and kiss my ring.  Get
over it.
     Platinum Peener (Lapur's Premier Duelmaster)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for LAPUR.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but ESCAPADE really goofed with their 0-0-0.  2008 like really 
fought hard to move up to 8th from 16th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team 
who got 3-1-0 this turn for a total 548-364-12 you ask?  (Sure)  METAL MINCERS' their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for SCRUFFY PUFF?  BOHICA's proud of him 
after beating STORM and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  LITERNIUS' 
match with COPPER COMPACTER cost him a loss of 12 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  PLATINUM PEENER stopped CELADUS dead in his tracks!  I hear the top 
team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters 
for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  EQUESTORS was LAPUR's most avoided 
team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why METAL 
MINCERS' been avoiding EQUESTORS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Like, is LITERNIUS popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of LAPUR!  
He's got a 15-16-1, is that good?  CYBORG 420 is being unfair.  It's challenged down 
17 against FIREBOW.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better shut 
up) Is this how BLUNT FORCE advances, by having their members (CYBORG 420) fight 
people that are really below them (FIREBOW)?  For sure, I was holding my breath when 
I found out HARRY CANE challenged OCCY.  After all, haven't FORCE OF NATURE and CROC 
FILES had a long standing duel in LAPUR?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but OCCY wants me to write about it since he subdued HARRY CANE.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  I was SO depressed when I heard LOU NER-ECLIPSE got killed.  She was 
just a kid, and didn't get a fair chance in LAPUR, or anything!  Hey you guys, don't 
you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write 
for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         19  10  1   136       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BULL 5062                19   9  0   138       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          32  15  0   111       METAL MINCERS (256)
 HYDROPONICUS 4605             7   1  0   110       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CELADUS 4948                 22  16  2    94       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         17  16  4    91       STREET WALKERS (97)
 FHRAIN 5124                  12   6  2    91       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119         14   7  1    90       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   16  32  2    88       CROC FILES (374)
 CALLISTO 5036                16  16  2    86       VENUSIANS (321)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        11   7  0    82       METAL MINCERS (256)
-BONZO 5132                    9   9  2    81       ESCAPADE (417)
 LITERNIUS 5049               15  16  1    75       EQUESTORS (158)
 GLAUCO 5102                  13  11  1    74       EQUESTORS (158)
-MAKADOS 4704                  9   3  0    74       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            11  11  0    69       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             7   3  0    66       BOHICA (449)
 COLOSSUS 556                 13  16  4    65       X-MEN (78)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
-NEEDS SALT 5206               6   0  0    64       BOHICA (449)
 STORM 553                    16  12  3    63       X-MEN (78)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205         8   2  0    63       BOHICA (449)
 MAD DOG 5125                 12   9  0    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              11  18  1    56       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HORN ROCK 5113               10  13  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-RED HOT CHILI 5202            5   2  0    50       BOHICA (449)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             12   6  0    49       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ATRIA 5101                   11  13  1    47       VENUSIANS (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CRABBY ABBIE 5252             5   1  1    41       ESCAPADE (417)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 10   8  0    40       VENUSIANS (321)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCCY 5160                     8   9  0    33       CROC FILES (374)
 STARRY NITE 5186              8   6  0    33       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 LUHAR 5244                    5   3  1    33       MID EARTH (223)
 BISHOP 5300                   2   0  1    31       X-MEN (78)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               4   3  0    28       EQUESTORS (158)
 CYBORG 420 4547               3   0  1    27       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 DANG IT DEBBIE 5217           6   2  0    26       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                4   1  0    26       EQUESTORS (158)
 GILAN 5242                    5   3  1    25       MID EARTH (223)
 NORMAN 5208                   6   6  0    24       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE SHARD 5191                5   8  0    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-FELICIA 1693                  4   1  1    23       STREET WALKERS (97)
-STR82HEL 5227                 2   2  0    23       PLATES (452)
-4U2NV 5224                    2   1  0    22       PLATES (452)
-BLUIDDVL 5226                 2   1  0    21       PLATES (452)
 LEAP YEAR 5299                2   0  0    20       2008 (450)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          3   2  0    19       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 STACY GOO 5297                2   1  0    18       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          2   0  0    16       CLAN CROW (456)
 DECEMBER 5307                 1   0  0    15       2008 (450)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               1   5  0    13       X-MEN (78)
 LUCY 5253                     2   5  0    11       CROC FILES (374)
 GLURB 5304                    1   0  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
 JANUARY 5305                  1   0  0    10       2008 (450)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            1   1  0     9       CLAN CROW (456)
 SILVER SAW 5287               1   2  0     8       METAL MINCERS (256)
-WEREUOUT 5265                 2   0  0     7       PLATES (452)
 DIGGER 5278                   1   1  0     6       CROC FILES (374)
 HARRY CANE 5267               1   3  0     6       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ALHENA 5291                   1   2  0     5       VENUSIANS (321)
 SEPTEMBER 5306                1   0  0     5       2008 (450)
 FIREBOW 5279                  0   5  0     5       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-THE CRUNCHER 5290             1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
-MONTEREY 5289                 1   1  0     4       ESCAPADE (417)
 ROUGE 2549                    0   4  0     4       X-MEN (78)
 PURPLE TAO 5294               0   3  0     3       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
 MEAT POPSICLE 5309            0   1  0     1       BOHICA (449)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            0   1  0     1       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
-ARUTIRDYET 5281               0   1  0     1       PLATES (452)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          0   1  0     1       VENUSIANS (321)
 MORDUH 5303                   0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPT. CANNIBUS 4606     0  1 0 BLUNT FORCE 393      SHEWISH GIANT         595  NONE
GOT MILK 5203           3  8 0 BOHICA 449           CRABBY ABBIE 5252     594   
AISLING OF SLEIG 5284   1  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        GILAN 5242            595   
GAELLA O'CROW 5286      0  2 0 CLAN CROW 456        SHEWISH GIANT         595  NONE
LOU NER-ECLIPSE 5292    2  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  BISHOP 5300           595   
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

Bonzo -- More precise peening with the preening? -- Platinum Peener

Alhena -- Well, you were obviously too much woman for me! -- Silver saw

Hydronicus -- Wham, bam!  I am no match for you.  Salute. -- Chrome Crimper

Atria -- I am lucky in love and war.  I hope you are interested in both.  (Smirk) --
Copper Compacter

Crimey!  Me Peener done it.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Congratulations to you Platinum Peener.  We knew you could do it. -- Ora

Blunt Force -- Great Team-On-The-Move point count!  Well done. -- Ora and Oremaster

Street Walkers -- A salute to Lapur's only TV!  And you got Felicia back!  Yu da man!
-- Ora and What's His Name

Lucky Eireann -- Welcome to the arena.  I hope your efforts are fruitful against all
but me and my stable mates...except A.A. Shock, you are all more than welcome to beat
him down. -- Lou

Bishop -- If you wouldn't mind passing your sword over here...I would like to recover
my larynx. -- Harry

Mad Dog -- No reason to take your anger out on me, I told you I was a shard of ice
not a fire hydrant.

Horn Rock -- Well, doesn't that figure.  Just when I have you on the ropes you throw
out a desperation slash and I am done for...had nothing to do with the beating you
gave me up to that point. -- Starry

Illyria -- You really did not HAVE to make me feel better about myself. -- A.A.

A.A. Shock -- Dog Gone A.A.  That is the last time I let you be in charge of
communications.  LEARN TO SPELL (or at least use a spell check). -- Storm Front

All -- What can I say, it's been a long time between personals for me and hopefully I
will be able to keep on top of it from now on, although I won't promise anything...I
seem to jinx myself when I do that.  My warriors have been pretty much on their own
for quite awhile but now that I am back, I plan on getting rid of some dead weight
and whipping the rest into shape.  So look for a bit more of a challenge from my
team! -- Venus

Silver Saw -- Sand a little slick huh? -- Alhena

Cloudshadow -- Can you please stay out of my sun?  Thanks. -- Callisto

Copper Compacter -- Dang I thought I had you...several times.  Well, at least I got
some skills out of you! -- Atria

A.A. Shock -- You suck. -- Illyria

Crabby Abbie -- You're cuckoo for killing stuff.  Well done! -- Sour Milk

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight! -- Scruffy Puff

Fhrain -- They say that dwarf mail is tough stuff; too bad you couldn't get some. --
Red Bull

Callisto -- Following the courses of the moons of Jupiter always makes me dizzy. --
Cloudshadow
P.S.  If I become a dizzy cloud, does that mean I'm on my way to being a tornado?

Starry Nite -- Feeling a little overwhelmed by my presence, are you?  That's okay.
I'll take care of you. -- Horn Rock

Ice Shard -- Damn.  Ice.  I hate chewing on ice.  They tell me that means I need more
iron in my diet, but to me it just means there isn't anything better to chew on.  Got
in jerky? -- Mad Dog

Dr. Strangeleaf -- That's very strange. -- Firebow
P.S.  Not too flammable, either.

Platinum Peener -- I'd take a deep hot water soak and be glad of it, but this doesn't
seem likely to happen any time soon.  Oh, well. -- Jorja

A salute to all who participated in the tourney, and special congratulations to
Tourney Victors Bonnie and Felicia. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GAELLA O'CROW was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CAPT. CANNIBUS was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ICE SHARD was savagely defeated by LUHAR in a 1 minute gruesome Bloodfeud fight.
CHROME CRIMPER was bested by RED BULL in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
WEIPA was demolished by HYDROPONICUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CUDDLE ME TENDER was savagely defeated by CALLISTO in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
COPPER COMPACTER luckily beat LITERNIUS in a 5 minute expert's Challenge melee.
NORMAN was unbelievably bested by STARRY NITE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
CYBORG 420 vanquished FIREBOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AISLING OF SLEIGH was killed by GILAN in a popular 4 minute Challenge melee.
LOU NER-ECLIPSE was assassinated by BISHOP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
LUCKY EIREANN overcame ALHENA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
HARRY CANE was subdued by OCCY in a 2 minute novice vs. master Challenge brawl.
LEAP YEAR handily defeated LUCY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SILVER SAW defeated PURPLE TAO in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
PLATINUM PEENER overpowered CELADUS in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
MAD DOG MONTANA overpowered MAD DOG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FHRAIN overpowered DAISY CHAINS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
COLOSSUS defeated CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute conflict.
STORM was devastated by SCRUFFY PUFF in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided contest.
A.A. SHOCK was demolished by GLAUCO in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ATRIA lost to HORN ROCK in a popular 1 minute brutal master's fray.
ILLYRIA defeated VINDOCOMUS in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
DR. STRANGELEAF was outlasted by DANG IT DEBBIE in a action packed 7 minute fight.
DARK UNCLE defeated DIGGER in a 2 minute match.
ENCOLPIUS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute bout.
DEATHWIND FORGE overcame NAILIN' PALIN in a 3 minute brutal beginner's bout.
ROUGE was handily defeated by STACY GOO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MORDUH was overpowered by JANUARY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GLURB handily defeated SOLAR RADIATION in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SEPTEMBER luckily beat MEAT POPSICLE in a exciting 2 minute brutal novice's fight.
DECEMBER narrowly defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         AIMED BLOW        49 -  30 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  15 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  30 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  45 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  53 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  62 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  31 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  24 -  1      29  |

Turn 595 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         6 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       19  10  1  136 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              19   9  0  138 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      CHROME CRIMPER 4296        32  15  0  111 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       HYDROPONICUS 4605           7   1  0  110 BLUNT FORCE (393)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               22  16  2   94 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205       8   2  0   63 BOHICA (449)
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 
RED BULL 5062.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITERNIUS 5049, CALLISTO 
5036, MEAT POPSICLE 5309, AISLING OF SLEIGH 5284, DR. STRANGELEAF 4659, GAELLA O'CROW 
5286, NORMAN 5208, HORN ROCK 5113, DEATHWIND FORGE 5283, and HYDROPONICUS 4605.

The least popular fighter this week was DANG IT DEBBIE 5217.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOLAR RADIATION 5308, MORDUH 5303, ROUGE 2549, NAILIN' PALIN 
5302, DAISY CHAINS 5096, MAD DOG 5125, CELADUS 4948, LUCY 5253, LOU NER-ECLIPSE 5292, 
and GILAN 5242.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PLATINUM PEENER (29-4298) METAL MINCERS (256)
CHROME CRIMPER (29-4296) METAL MINCERS (256)