DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2009    Duedate: 02/10/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-598

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD DOG MONTANA
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-4984) [20-16-5,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD DOG MONTANA                SMACK O'MALLEY
STREET WALKERS (97)            CLAN CROW (456)
(29-4984) [20-16-5,113]        (29-5282) [2-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RED BULL                       JANUARY
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           2008 (450)
(29-5062) [20-11-0,78]         (29-5305) [1-1-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VENUSIANS (321)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             48
2. X-MEN (78)                  37      BLUNT FORCE (393)
3. BLUNT FORCE (393)           33      Unchartered Team
4. VENUSIANS (321)             29
5. WRETCHED HORDE (453)        19      WRETCHED HORDE (453)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (453)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 VENUSIANS (321)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 BLUNT FORCE (393)         23  12  3 65.7   2/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 3/ 1 BOHICA (449)              35  21  0 62.5   3/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)       8  3 0
 4/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      556 367 12 60.2   4/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 5/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      529 357 44 59.7   5/ 5 CROC FILES (374)          7  7 0
 6/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          440 395 19 52.7   6/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 1
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          715 755 51 48.6   7/ 6 BOHICA (449)              6  5 0
 8/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         413 440 28 48.4   8/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     6  8 1
 9/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)          281 305 15 48.0   9/ 7*CLAN CROW (456)           6  9 0
10/10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    306 361 22 45.9  10/13 BLUNT FORCE (393)         5  3 1
11/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     461 547 10 45.7  11/10 X-MEN (78)                5  9 0
12/12 X-MEN (78)                50  63  9 44.2  12/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
13/ 6*2008 (450)                14  18  1 43.8  13/ 0*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      1  0 0
14/13*CLAN CROW (456)           10  14  0 41.7  14/12*2008 (450)                0  4 0
15-14*APPLICANTS 2 (457)         2   6  0 25.0  15-14*APPLICANTS 2 (457)        0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                            Street Walkers votes for 2008 Lapurian Awards

Best Duelmaster -- A lot of good ones, but we have to with Mossman.

Worst Duelmaster -- Murry

Favorite Manager or Team -- Very tough to pick her.  I'd have to call it a tie
between Metal Mincer and Mid-Earth...tough competition.

Most Disliked Team or Manager -- Gotta go along the same lines with Visionist.  Any
tourney team that fights for a turn or two then disappear for six months.

Most Avoided Team -- While don't avoid a lot...Metal Mincers, just because of the
little Platinum Peener kicking Montana's butt all over the arena thingy.  Little good
it did me, I think Peener still beat like 5 times.

Most Challenged Team -- Metal Mincers...they just never got through ;)

Best Team Name -- Bohica gets our vote this year.

Worst Team Name -- 2008, it's just too crafty and imaginative for my tastes.

Best Warrior Name -- Cuddle me Tender

Worst Warrior Name -- All of Will Duel 4 Mead's warriors.  They all have three
letters and have no connection to the Team name.

Best Personals Writer -- Sporkis...I actually miss his mindless dribble and rants.

Best Spotlight Writer -- Tie Uncle Wolf and Gavin

The Marcus Award -- Amie...should win this one hands down.

Ahringol's Apprentice Award -- Equestors...lost a few and planted a few as well.

Style Masters.
Best AB -- Kyra
Best BA -- Celadus
Best LU -- Fhrain (edges out the Peener)
Best ST -- Mossman
Best PR -- Mad Jack
Best PL -- Cuddle me Tender
Best PS -- Turtle
Best TP -- Chrome Crimper
Best WS -- Solar Eruption
Best SL -- Aronwe

Bonnie Award -- Tough one to call, but Mossman edges out the competition.

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #28 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Off the road:

     Lord Malcorn led the way.  Math op Owain had expected him to go back to the main
road from Malcorn to Murska, but he struck north into the woods, navigating by some
signs or inner compass not available to the Murskan gladiator.  Neither Uncle Wolf
nor the Dark Stranger argued, so Math just hunched deeper into his cloak and trailed
after them.  It didn't seem like any of them were ready to hear about the hazards of
leaving a known route in the dead of winter.  Frostbite was the least of the risks
that Math could think of.
     Something howled, and he couldn't tell what it was--not a wolf, nothing that
ordinary--but it sounded close at hand.  And when had it gotten so late in the day?
It was going to be dark soon.  Okay, maybe those were heavy clouds, not end of the
daylight, but the effect would be the same.  Hard to see, colder.  It might snow,
too.  And here they were out in the woods with no inns at hand.  He could use a good
inn about now.  Math visualized a good inn, warm fire on the hearth, smells of fresh
bread out of the oven and meat roasting, good beer, featherbeds, oh, yes, he could
use a good inn about now.  Camping out was for young people who thought it was an
adventure, not a man old enough to know it was just bad planning and damned
uncomfortable.  Huh, and there wasn't a one in this group who was that young, when
you came down to it.  What were they thinking?

In the woods:

     Blackwind muttered a curse but didn't waste time on it.  His sword was out and
he was moving to intercept the materialized Thing immediately.  He could see the
Croc, Agro, coming from behind it with the same intent.  For his part, Redfox was
throwing himself to the side, trying to get out of the Thing's path, but with his
hands tied and the pack on his back, he was a little slow and a lot clumsy.
     The four of them came together in a tangle of bodies and weapons.  Blackwind
would have cursed again, if he'd the time and attention for it; in this mess, the
Thing had all the advantage.  For it, everyone else was prey.  He and Agro, however,
had to be wary of injuring each other or Redfox.  Someone was heaving, trying to get
on top.  Someone was growling.  Someone made a choked sound, cut off abruptly, that
might indicate injury received.  Someone else growled.  A flash of darkness seared
his vision, leaving bloody afterimages.
     Blackwind felt himself rolling over in the snow, alone, and scrambled to stop
himself and get up.  He still had his sword in hand, and there was something dark on
the blade.  Until his vision cleared, he couldn't tell if it was blood or something
else.  He blinked and looked around.  Agro was on the other side of the clearing, up
on one knee and wiping his bloody claws in the snow.
     Between them, the snow was trampled and stained.  And empty of life.  No Thing
and no Redfox.
     Agro hissed.  Blackwind read annoyance into that sound.  "We will have to
follow," the Croc said.  "Do you suppose Redfox is dead?"
     Blackwind nodded.  "I can feel the link, but I can't tell that.  I guess you
can't either?"
     "If the information is there, neither of us knows how to interpret it."  The
Croc turned, surveying the edges of the clearing.  "The Thing did not leave by normal
physical means.  How do we follow?"
     Blackwind shrugged and bent stiffly to clean his blade in the snow.  "I don't
know anything about travel in the Spirit Land or wherever, but I think... yes.  It
must be something in the link that lets us know where Redfox is.  Where we know, we
can go."
     Agro nodded.  "Yes."  He went back to the edge of the clearing to pick up the
pack he'd dropped before charging in.  "Let us not delay, then."

Somewhere else:

     Necroma realized that she was not breathing.  Not good.  Breathe.  Breathe what?
Was there any air here, wherever here was?  This whole necromancy business was a lot
more complicated than she'd been led to expect.  Strange dimensions completely
separate from the Spirit Lands.  Strange life, or maybe un-life, forms.  Conflict.
Outright villainy.  Probably even politics.  When she got out of here, she would
write a sharp letter of protest to her teachers.  She would--
     Wait a minute.  This stuff was all true, but why was she thinking about it now?
She must be hysterical.  A situation bad enough to make her hysterical--and spotty
training or not, she WAS a trained necromancer--would have to be dire.  A dire
situation needed her full attention.  Pack up that hysteria for later.
     Okay, no hysteria.  Umm.  That was going to be hard to achieve, if she didn't
find some kind of anchor for her senses here.  Hysteria on a tight rein?  Whatever.
First things first.  Where was she?  Some kind of limbo space, if "space" could be
applied to it.  She had got here by going through a door, which must have been a
trap.  She'd lost awareness for a while between the door and the limbo.  Not helpful,
but that's the way it goes sometimes.  There had been voices after the door, during
the early part of the limbo.  At least, she thought there had been voices.  There
weren't any now.
     So, what about breathing?  Was her body here?  Duh, where else would it be?
Unless, of course, she was dead and her current "self" was just her soul.  Didn't
feel like it, but she'd never been dead, so what did she know?  But assume she wasn't
dead.  Suspended animation?  That long-sleep stuff some magicians said they could do
so you woke up and it was years later?  Well, maybe.  She shrugged mentally.
Wherever she was, whatever her condition, breathing didn't seem to be an option.  Or
a necessity, either.
     Okay, then, how about "getting out of here" for an option?  Movement.  Spell-
casting.  Movement was pointless unless, make that until, she could establish some
difference between "here" and "there."  But spells, now... that might be something
she could do.  She began to review her repertoire.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): 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 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, 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 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It is not very often I get the chance to write this column.  This is a rarefied
position for one from the Equestors stable.  I am only the third, I think, to reach
this position.  The Platinum Peerner challenged me twice so he could retire as
Duelmaster, the miscreant.  Then a match-up has be fighting Red Bull and bam!  It is
not a fight he will be putting on his resume and I expect him to challenge me to
regain the title.  Well it has been fun going up against everyone.  For those still
here, Live Long and Prosper.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team MID EARTH was unseated 
this week as VENUSIANS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-0 
record for the round.  There were bitter words at MID EARTH's guildhouse after a 
1-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 6th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
EQUESTORS went 4-1-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 
record which X-MEN managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will 
draw challengers!  VINDOCOMUS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested ILLYRIA and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  Not for 
nothing has CELADUS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in LAPUR seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  EQUESTORS is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding EQUESTORS.  Indeed it was METAL MINCERS.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  LITERNIUS take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in LAPUR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that HYDROPONICUS posted a challenge against the more highly recognized DAISY 
CHAINS.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand HYDROPONICUS overcame DAISY 
CHAINS.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some guilds are strict but few are as heartless as 2008.  Witness, 
last turn they sent LEAP YEAR, a 2-0-0 fighter, to the Dark Arena!  Walk proud, 
warriors of X-MEN!  By striking down LUHAR you have avenged the honor of your dead.  
Your virtue is known to all in LAPUR.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The 
wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         20  16  5   113       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLISTO 5036                18  17  2   104       VENUSIANS (321)
 HYDROPONICUS 4605             8   2  0    94       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 FHRAIN 5124                  14   7  2    92       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCRUFFY PUFF 5207             9   3  0    90       BOHICA (449)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            13  12  0    82       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GLAUCO 5102                  15  12  1    81       EQUESTORS (158)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        13   8  0    79       METAL MINCERS (256)
 RED BULL 5062                20  11  0    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LITERNIUS 5049               15  19  1    75       EQUESTORS (158)
 COLOSSUS 556                 15  17  4    74       X-MEN (78)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              13  19  1    71       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205        10   3  0    68       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATRIA 5101                   14  13  1    66       VENUSIANS (321)
 HORN ROCK 5113               11  15  0    66       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUHAR 5244                    7   4  2    61       MID EARTH (223)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             14   7  0    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               6   4  0    49       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAD DOG 5125                 12  12  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 STARRY NITE 5186             10   7  0    46       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 12   9  0    45       VENUSIANS (321)
 NEEDS SALT 5206               6   2  0    45       BOHICA (449)
-RED HOT CHILI 5202            5   3  0    44       BOHICA (449)
 BISHOP 5300                   3   2  1    42       X-MEN (78)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 OCCY 5160                     9  11  0    38       CROC FILES (374)
 NORMAN 5208                   8   7  0    36       CROC FILES (374)
 ICE SHARD 5191                7   9  1    36       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 FELICIA 1693                  6   2  1    35       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           2   2  0    33       CLAN CROW (456)
 EMPEROR BONG 5314             2   0  0    30       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          5   2  1    29       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                6   2  0    28       EQUESTORS (158)
 ALHENA 5291                   2   4  0    28       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DANG IT DEBBIE 5217           6   5  0    25       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LUCY 5253                     4   6  0    25       CROC FILES (374)
 GILAN 5242                    6   5  1    24       MID EARTH (223)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            2   0  0    24       METAL MINCERS (256)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          3   2  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
-SILVER SAW 5287               3   2  0    23       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CYBORG 420 4547               3   2  1    22       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 WEXLE 5256                    1   0  0    19       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 MEAT POPSICLE 5309            2   2  0    15       BOHICA (449)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            2   2  0    14       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               2   7  0    13       X-MEN (78)
 KUAN-YIN XORN 5312            1   1  0    13       X-MEN (78)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            2   3  0    12       CLAN CROW (456)
 WATERSTONE 5317               1   0  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DIGGER 5278                   2   3  0    11       CROC FILES (374)
 HARRY CANE 5267               1   6  0     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-STACY GOO 5297                2   2  0     8       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          2   2  0     8       VENUSIANS (321)
 MALAIN 5319                   1   0  0     6       MID EARTH (223)
 JANUARY 5305                  1   1  0     5       2008 (450)
 BRAN MCRAVEN 5311             1   2  0     5       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            1   1  0     4       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SEPTEMBER 5306                1   1  0     4       2008 (450)
-PURPLE TAO 5294               0   4  0     4       APPLICANTS 2 (457)
 MISTY WATERS 5313             0   2  0     2       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DECEMBER 5307           1  1 0 2008 450             DARK CHAMPION         598  NONE
LEAP YEAR 5299          2  1 0 2008 450             ARENAMASTER KYAL      598  NONE
GOT MILK 5203           3  8 0 BOHICA 449           CRABBY ABBIE 5252     594  NONE
FIREBOW 5279            0  7 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ICE SHARD 5191        597   
AISLING OF SLEIG 5284   1  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        GILAN 5242            595  JUST REVENGED
DEAD CROW 5320          0  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        BLACK ORC             598  NONE
IRE MACLEER 5310        1  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        DR. STRANGELEAF 4659  597   
WEIPA 4793             17 33 2 CROC FILES 374       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984  597   
LOU NER-ECLIPSE 5292    2  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  BISHOP 5300           595  REVENGED
CONVICTED GOLEM 5318    0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        DUSKBLOOD TROLL       598  NONE
NILITH 5243             2  5 0 MID EARTH 223        CYBORG 420 4547       594  REVENGED
STORM 553              16 14 3 X-MEN 78             LUHAR 5244            597  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa, borgenheimers!  Me hot borgs done got 4-0?!  Aye.  And with yon old miner
runnin' 'em, too.  Aye, Ora!  (raised eyebrows) -- Oremaster

Well, you old coot, you did.  (Gives him a quick kiss on the cheek.) -- Ora

Celadus -- Congrats on the DM and the coveted Lord protectorship.  Well deserved. --
Ora and "him"

Roadkill -- You rascal.  What a nice thing to say about us.  Thank you. -- Ora, on
behalf of all Consortium managers, most of whom are at The Face as we speak

Storm Front -- Whoa.  Lou's numbers?  Nice!  We'll take 'em.  We don't seem to get
recruits like that!  Perhaps we are not offering enough to the RUGS? -- Ora and The
Metal Mincers and "him"

     No one offers us enough anymore. -- RUG #93842

Equestors -- We may have been 4-0, but we could not top your point gain.  Well done.
-- The Metal Mincers

Kuan-Yin -- Well, where did I get THAT weapon.  I'll bet you were discouraged to see
the outcome.  But, I'm pumped! -- Iron Impacter (Pumping Iron--get it?)

Nailin Palin -- Oh, I DID!  And it felt mighty fine. -- Chrome Cutter

Digger -- How about that?!  Thought you had me, did you? -- Silver Saw

Liternius -- I liked that so I am hoping we do it again the next time. -- Copper
Compacter

Harry Cane vs. Meat Popsicle...geeeez, sounds like an all dude skin flick around here
lately. -- VV

Ghost of Weipa -- Sorry about that, I tend to be a little aggresssive when I get
challenged. -- Mad Dog Montana (Am I the only one that thinks a 6 KD is the deadliest
in the game?)

Chrome Cutter -- Wow, that was quick.  I may have been beaten, but I fought hard and
I promise that I'll be back to run for vice president again in 2009. -- Nailin Palin

Starry Nite -- What took you so long? -- Debbie

Callisto -- Even I have to admit that you should have won that one.  I'm still trying
to figure out how I managed to pull that one off. -- Daisy Chains

Smack O'Malley -- I'm a little rusty (you know, being dead for so long), next time
the outcome will be different. -- Felicia

Scruffy -- Thanks for the welcome back.  I plan on staying around for a while, and
hopefully a few of the other managers will return soon. -- Roadkill

Stormfront -- Tough loss with Lou.  Did you ever notice that 21 wit die a lot but 7
wit, 7 will warriors seem to live for ever. -- Roadkill

Dang It Debbie -- Don't go out at night my dear and stay away from any lit torches.
-- Luhar the Wise

Smack O'Malley -- Me thinks your name should be changed to Whiff O'Malley. -- Gilan
the Wisecrack

Silver Saw -- Glurb no like shinies.  Glurb go fight in dark. -- Glurb the Buffoon

Deathwind Forge -- Something tells me I am going to need to duck a lot in my next
fight. -- Soon to be Headless Morduh

Cyborg 420 -- That concludes any need for future revenge for the death of Nilith.
Enjoy the skills. -- Fhrain the Merciful

X-Men -- My condolences on your fallen brother, I await your bloodfued. -- Luhar the
Two Time Killa

Deathwind Forge -- I salute your skill in avenging your guildmate. -- Gilan the
Humbled

All -- Don't forget to do your spotlight and submit your votes for the Lapurian
Awards, everyone. -- Visionist

Horn Rock -- Don't take your frustration with Cuddles out on ME!!  What did I do??
Oh well, if I had to lose, I'm glad it was to a warrior that we here at Bohica
greatly respect. -- Needs Salt

Copper Compacter -- I feel your pain.  I was avoiding the Cardow Hunters last turn
and guess who I randomly matched up with?  Yes sir! -- Needs Salt

Harry Cane -- Are you stalking me?? -- Meat Popsicle

Cuddle Me Tender -- Is that what you call it?  I'd never have guessed. -- Mad Dog

Occy -- Alligator shoes! -- Cloudshadow

Celadus -- Someone said your name sounded like china, but that can't be right.  If
you were china, I'd've smashed you to bits.  It's traditional. -- Red Bull

Needs Salt -- Ah, yes, there are days like that for all of us. -- Horn Rock

Ice Shard -- Damn. -- Ghost of Firebow
P.S.  I'm the third Hunter with a fire name to die in this string.  I think it's a
bad sign.  I shall recommend that my successor NOT take a fire name.

Ora -- Ma'am!  I thank you for those words, but I suspect that are undeserved. -- Red
Bull

Scruffy -- I think too many people were too, ah, overcome from celebrating the new
year.  They're back on their feet and on the front page now. -- Red Bull

Starry -- Remind me not to do it next time! -- Cloudshadow

Our congratulations to Celadus. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DECEMBER was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LEAP YEAR was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEAD CROW was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CONVICTED GOLEM was assassinated by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
COLOSSUS unbelievably bested LUHAR in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
SMACK O'MALLEY bested GILAN in a 4 minute beginner vs. veteran upset Bloodfeud brawl.
BRAN MCRAVEN was overpowered by DR. STRANGELEAF in a 1 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
COPPER COMPACTER overcame LITERNIUS in a 5 minute expert's Challenge melee.
HYDROPONICUS won victory over DAISY CHAINS in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
NEEDS SALT was defeated by CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
DEATHWIND FORGE was beaten by ICE SHARD in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
BISHOP demolished OCCY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FELICIA viciously subdued LUCY in a 8 minute brutal Challenge contest.
DARK UNCLE was demolished by NORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
EMPEROR BONG handily defeated DANG IT DEBBIE in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
MEAT POPSICLE was luckily beaten by CHROME CUTTER in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
LUCKY EIREANN beat HARRY CANE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CELADUS devastated FHRAIN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAD DOG MONTANA overpowered CUDDLE ME TENDER in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
GLAUCO luckily beat HORN ROCK in a 2 minute bloody veteran's match.
RED BULL was devastated by CALLISTO in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
SCRUFFY PUFF won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
A.A. SHOCK vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute gory mismatched fray.
ATRIA demolished STARRY NITE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ILLYRIA was beaten by VINDOCOMUS in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
CYBORG 420 was narrowly defeated by ALHENA in a 2 minute bout.
DIGGER was demolished by ENCOLPIUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided melee.
SEPTEMBER was savagely defeated by WATERSTONE in a 2 minute novice's fray.
NAILIN' PALIN outlasted JANUARY in a action packed 8 minute novice's fight.
SOLAR RADIATION was handily defeated by WEXLE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
KUAN-YIN XORN narrowly defeated IRON IMPACTER in a 4 minute novice's fight.
MISTY WATERS was beaten by MALAIN in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  13 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         AIMED BLOW        49 -  28 -  2      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       21 -  14 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  26 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    46 -  58 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  45 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  24 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  56 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  16 -  1      33  |

Turn 598 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984       20  16  5  113 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036              18  17  2  104 VENUSIANS (321)
LUNGING ATTACK   FHRAIN 5124                14   7  2   92 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY CHAINS 5096          13  12  0   82 STREET WALKERS (97)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                15  12  1   81 EQUESTORS (158)
TOTAL PARRY      COPPER COMPACTER 5092      13   8  0   79 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              20  11  0   78 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RED BULL 5062.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JANUARY 5305.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITERNIUS 5049, 
HYDROPONICUS 4605, WATERSTONE 5317, SMACK O'MALLEY 5282, EMPEROR BONG 5314, HORN ROCK 
5113, VINDOCOMUS 5251, LUHAR 5244, ICE SHARD 5191, and MEAT POPSICLE 5309.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLAR RADIATION 5308.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NAILIN' PALIN 5302, DIGGER 5278, STARRY NITE 5186, MAD DOG 
5125, CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205, FHRAIN 5124, DARK UNCLE 2168, OCCY 5160, NEEDS SALT 
5206, and COPPER COMPACTER 5092.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MAD DOG MONTANA (29-4984) STREET WALKERS (97)

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

CELADUS (29-4948) EQUESTORS (158)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (187-132-8)                7  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COBRA 4355 (37-33-1)                   0  4  0         DEATH THREAT         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARONESS CHILL 5209 (2-2-0)            0  3  0         DEATH MOB            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STACY GOO 5297 (2-2-0)                 4  3  0         APPLICANTS 2         
FRENCH KISS 5104 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         JGW'S ABSTRACT       
WEXLE 5256 (0-0-0)                     2  3  0         WRETCHED HORDE       
DAMPNESS 5276 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0  DEAD   SOAK                 
PURPLE TAO 5294 (0-4-0)                0  3  0         APPLICANTS 2         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAD YEAR 5298 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         2008                 
MIDNIGHT MIST 5272 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         SOAK