DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2009    Duedate: 03/10/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALLISTO
VENUSIANS (321)
(29-5036) [19-18-2,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALLISTO                       SMACK O'MALLEY
VENUSIANS (321)                CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5036) [19-18-2,100]        (29-5282) [3-3-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      VINDOCOMUS
EQUESTORS (158)                EQUESTORS (158)
(29-5049) [16-20-1,79]         (29-5251) [7-5-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOHICA (449)                73
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         55      BOHICA (449)
3. SUPERIOR FARCES (344)       48      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK KELTS (233)           25
5. CLAN CROW (456)             19      WRETCHED HORDE (453)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 6*WRETCHED HORDE (453)       2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 0
 2- 1 BLUNT FORCE (393)         23  12  3 65.7   2/ 7 BOHICA (449)              9  5 0
 3/ 2 BOHICA (449)              43  23  0 65.2   3/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 4/ 0 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     21  13  1 61.8   4/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)       8  7 1
 5/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      559 371 12 60.1   5/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 1
 6/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      534 362 45 59.6   6/ 5 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 0
 7/ 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   145 106 18 57.8   7/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  5 0
 8/ 0 BLACK KELTS (233)        215 177  8 54.8   8/ 8*CLAN CROW (456)           5  7 1
 9/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          443 402 19 52.4   9/12 CROC FILES (374)          4  8 0
10/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          721 759 51 48.7  10/10 MID EARTH (223)           4 11 0
11/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         416 445 28 48.3  11/ 0 BLACK KELTS (233)         3  1 1
12/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)          285 311 15 47.8  12- 9 BLUNT FORCE (393)         3  1 0
13/10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    312 365 23 46.1  13/ 0 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     3  2 0
14/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     468 550 10 46.0  14/11 X-MEN (78)                3  9 0
15/14*CLAN CROW (456)           13  18  1 41.9  15/13*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      2  1 0
16/13 X-MEN (78)                50  71  9 41.3  16/ 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17/12 2008 (450)                15  24  1 38.5  17/14 2008 (450)                1 10 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

In the city of Lapur it was a quiet day with the clear pastel blue skies shining down
upon the citizens when a shadow coursed above the city.  As Pan Bread the butcher
looked out his window he could see a dense flock of what appeared to be dark birds
headed to an old part of town where once a great arena team of some standing had held
sway.  What could this portend?

Article 2 page three column one astrology column.  Scribe Bertrand

Fredrick Scorsetro could not believe the fancy tales the scribe was telling him as he
prattled away.

"Sir really I think this story is worth a few coppers in the least.  These great
flocks of what I thought were birds flew into that old market place that has been
locked up for years.  The one built by the Arena team.  Well partially built.  Sir I
think we have a story in the making I checked with a couple of the beggars and they
say that at least one of the Arena managers has gone down to the complex.  Don't you
think there is a story in an old Arena team returning and especially that one?  I
mean Sir they started to build their market complex had success in the arena then
when the whiney old goats complained about their construction they up and pulled out.
They wait 10 years till those people are not in power and then maybe return.  What
could this portend Sir?  Aren't you curious?  Don't you think your readers have a
right to know?  Said Scribe Bertrand with enthusiasm although getting paid to
research such an interesting phenonomum would be fantastic.

Fredrick leaned against the press roughly causing the unbraced letters to shift from
the type he was setting for tomorrow's edition of "Lapur a shop Keepers Prospective."
He was not the big paper in town financed by the coffers of the upper class and
merchants with support of the crown.  He did well though and was generally rewarded
by most of the housewives and in the kitchens of the wealth establishments his paper
was always available.  It was not like the upper crust never read his paper just they
would never subscribe to it for they only wanted a paper that was delivered like
mail.  Fredrick's father said if a person was not willing to come to your stand for
the news then they didn't really want it they just needed something to line their
bird cage.  So Fredrick's empire of 20 stands throughout Lapur operated solely on the
walk up customers and the few entrepreneurial young girls and boys who bought in bulk
and sold the papers at the larger markets, business complexes, government centers,
police station and the gates.  "Betrand I tell you what. You look into this and give
me a little write up on your portent and I'll pay you the usually rate." Said
Fredrick.  Well he did need something for page five in that whole above the add for
compost.

"Yes Sir" replied Bertrand with enthusiasm. "I am on it."

Things might have been happening quicker than Bertrand was aware.  Terista Fangler
had just picked up her load of papers and delivered her small list of subscription
clients. She was headed off to take the ones for sale at the gate whistling to
herself.  She thought that fool Fredrick why doesn't he get into the delivery
business.  I am sure he could increase profits.  The big paper does it.  People pay
her just to get the paper at the stand and bring it to their home.  Shesh too easy.
Profit every single day.  She remembered her first touch of the paper when her dad
had used it to teach her to read.  The feel of the type on the page.  Well she could
feel it.  She could practically read the whole paper without looking at it.  That's
why she could sell the heck out of it at the gate.  The tourist came to her cause she
was a comely lass but the merchants came to her because she knew what was in the
paper and while looking them dead in the eye could tell them who was having a sale on
what today.  Oh the merchants valued Terista.  They bought her papers and actually
sometimes read them but if she knew how much time she saved them over the merchants
coming through the other gates she would charge triple.  This mourning as she reached
the gate as it was opening.  No one left their gates full open at night.  Easier to
guard a shut gate by golly.  And they had the smaller night gate anyway but this
mourning the gate was full open but traffic was stopped.  The night gate was closed
while the merchants where bustling about wanting to get through get their paper and
be off to make their dough.  At the gate a large caravan with easily 100 wagons and
now banners was on the road and in the countryside just outside the gates.  Wagon
drivers and barkers all lounging around as Two Wagon drivers and the Convoy Commander
or Wagon Master as he was likely to be called argued with the guardsman.  Terista
could hear just a part of what was being said, "Look I can't let 100 covered wagons
in without and inspection and I can't inspect them till the merchant traffic gets
through so move your wagons out of the way," which received the reply of, "move 100
wagons you say wait for you to get around to us.  We were here first and we..."
Trista saw as the discussion continued a Man riding up on a fine Quarter Horse
followed by 5 other men bristling with armor and weapons.  The man stopped and spoke
to the Wagon Master, "Our agreement was to deliver the goods to my market what's the
hold up."  Even though the man in the Purple traveling cloak and dark britches with a
strange cut to them seemed to talk quietly his words carried.  They seem to float on
the wind to Terista's ears as the smell of his pipe also invaded her senses.  A nice
aromatic vanilla with a smattering of Cavendish and burly.  She had smelled that
before.  Terista missed the rest of the conversation but no one could miss the man in
purple hand the wagon master 2 gold ingots like they were coppers and say to the
guards.  "I thank you for your due diligence my good fellows however to let one
merchant in before another would be a great insult.  Are you sure that is the way
this gate is to be run."

The guards blanched as the Captain of the guard came up to the Gate.  "What is the
meaning of this?" he bellowed.  Till he caught sight of the man in the purple Cloak.
"Oh LOL is this, the cause for problems."  The huge Captain a retired Arena warrior
laughed and smiled all at the same time.  He was a young man in his mid 30s.  A large
man a survivor of the games.  No man could out drink or out run George Questor.
Faster yes but only the elite warriors of the arena had his constitution.  "Purple
Sage Landholder of Lapur please pass and I will assist with this business." Said
George with authority and he added "Sir I would love to talk to you when you have
time."  Purple Sage replied, "Absolutely" as he moved his small group through the
gate and headed into town.

Terista knew George and had some questions to ask but first she needed to buy more
papers this was going to be a busy day she had sold all her papers in less than 10
minutes and many were still waiting.  Unless surplus soldiers arrived this search was
going to take all day maybe two.  She hurried off to the nearest stand to get papers.

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                                Don't Fear the Reaper

Standing in the center of the arena the dwarven warrior looked to the heavens and
grinning as he accepted the approval of the crowd.  Holding the hilt of his weapon to
his chest he whispers too himself, "That was for you young one, be at peace."

Lowering his weapon he turns and salutes the arenamaster and his fallen foe before
heading towards the tunnel.  Normally his guild mates would be waiting to
congratulate him at the entrance, but today was not a normal day, for a member of his
house had fallen during combat earlier and that was not something too celebrate.

An hour later, the Mid Earth guild members stood quietly outside the arena waiting
for their manager when a commission scribe ran up and handed a parchment to the guild
leader Dirmael.  Dirmael nodded a thanks to the scribe and quietly read the scroll
before motioning the guild's weapon master over.  Dirmael handed the scroll to
Kalimac and heading back into the arena.

A few moments later Dirmael returned followed by the Visionist who spoke up, "Okay
everyone I think we all agree this has been a tough day, so let's head over to the
Inn and raise one for Malain and the new duelmaster."  Everyone nods and quietly
heads toward the Inn.

Inside they find the biggest table available and order a round of ale.  A moment
later the waitress brings the round and Fhrain grabs his ale and stands followed by
everyone else.  Raising his mug high he states, "Though you weren't with us long you
left an impression on us all, you will be missed."

In unison they all state, "For Malain."

After a moment's pause Dirmael raises his ale and proclaims, "Now to Fhrain, our new
Duelmaster and Lord Protector."  Everyone hesitates a few seconds, then looks toward
Dirmael and he just grins back and nods, "It's true boys, congratulations Fhrian."

With the exception of the newest member Revil and the Visionist, everyone surrounds
Fhrain congratulating him.  Revil though slowly falls back into his seat, his face an
 ashen white.  The full affects of seeing his guild mate killed in the arena having
finally taking hold of him.  The celebrating members hadn't noticed him yet, but the
manager had.  Quietly slides his hand under his arm and helps the new recruit too his
feet and escorts him to the door.

Outside he helps the young golem around the corner and leans him against a stone
wall.  Fumbling in his pockets he pulls out a small vial and forces him to drink the
contents.   A moment later the apprentice warrior feels a calm come over him and
begins to regain focus of his surroundings.

"Sir how did I get out here?" asks Revil.

"Nevermind that, let's take a walk."

The potion effects begin to even out as they walk down the street at an even pace.
The potion was a truth serum that doesn't last for a long time.  It calms the person
and makes them more focused, which in turn makes it more difficult too be untruthful.
It wasn't the best thing to use in the situation, but it was all he had with him at
the time.

The manager had seen this with new warriors before, usually it fades after a few
fights.  But sometimes the sight of seeing death up close so soon in their career is
too much for them to handle.  "Son you really don't want to fight in the arena do
you?" queried the manager.

"I thought I did, but after seeing what happened too Malain I am not so sure
anymore," he replied quietly.

"Hmmm, you should have thought of that when you signed up with the commission, but
then again you aren't the first one too make the same hasty decision.  Well I guess
the only way out now is too fight in the dark arena."

"Ohh please sir I don't want to end up like poor Malain, isn't there another way?"

"Come on now, you aren't the first to have changed his mind you know.  You don't
really think all of the managers here are so heartless as to be sending all of the
young and naive warriors like yourself to the dark arena on a whim do you?" he
replied with furrowed brow.

"Well no...I guess...but you...how?" stammered Revil.

"You don't really need too know the details of how I am saving your hide now do you?"
sternly stated the manager.

"Well no sir, but how can I repay you?" answered the confused young golem.

"You can repay me by not making such a foolish mistake in the future."

"I will try sir, thank you."

"Now don't worry about it I will make all the arrangements and your gladiator career
will be over next round," grinned the Visionist patting Revil on the back.

"Where are we?" asked Revil looking around.  "I have never been in this section of
town before."

Looking up and down the street the manager knew where he was right away, in the
distance a block or so away he could see the stone walls of a castle.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH...  (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L.  West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): 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 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well finally I became duelmaster and got my invite to boot.  I am told I will not be
going into retirement, I am going to take a short vacation before reporting to
Talahaya.

Since I am not retiring I am not allowed too post my full stats, but here are a few
teasers.  You can guess what my wit is, in 27 total fight experience I have learned
65 skills.  I currently have 3 master ratings, one advanced expert rating and one
expert rating.  My favorite skill to learn is decisiveness, which was a big surprise
considering I have learned more skills in 3 other areas than decise.

So I guess this is farewell Lapur, until I come back to visit.

Fhrain Duelmaster and Lord Protector.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon LAPUR, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  METAL MINCERS after a sorry 1-2-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
What's a move up by 5 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to BOHICA.  Practice pays for FELICIA, who pummelled 
VINDOCOMUS, to pocket 24 points.  LIME certainly had a baffled expression on hers 
face, after losing to LEMMING LEADER and losing 18 points in the process!  FHRAIN 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS.  Does 
LAPUR have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are LAPUR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of METAL MINCERS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of X-MEN, so did that sorry team 
shy from METAL MINCERS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and LITERNIUS is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't EQUESTORS proud!  LITERNIUS found himself 
challenged by a warrior 19 below:  CUDDLE ME TENDER.  CUDDLE ME TENDER of BOHICA kept 
hers wits as she bested LITERNIUS.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Justice was 
served as MEAT POPSICLE fought A.A. SHOCK in bloodfeud.  Well done, BOHICA!  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in LAPUR would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for LAPUR?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLISTO 5036                19  18  2   100       VENUSIANS (321)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             8   2  0    94       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            14  13  0    91       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BULL 5062                22  11  0    89       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205        11   4  0    82       BOHICA (449)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        14   9  0    80       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LITERNIUS 5049               16  20  1    79       EQUESTORS (158)
 NEEDS SALT 5206               8   2  0    78       BOHICA (449)
 GLAUCO 5102                  16  13  1    76       EQUESTORS (158)
 COLOSSUS 556                 15  19  4    71       X-MEN (78)
 ATRIA 5101                   15  14  1    68       VENUSIANS (321)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              14  20  2    68       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEMMING LEADER 3981           6   1  0    66       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ICE SHARD 5191                9   9  1    64       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 FELICIA 1693                  7   3  1    59       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HORN ROCK 5113               12  16  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YURI 5188                     7   3  2    58       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            7   3  0    58       BOHICA (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEAT POPSICLE 5309            4   2  0    56       BOHICA (449)
 MAD DOG 5125                 14  12  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 13  10  0    54       VENUSIANS (321)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             15   8  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            11   9  0    52       BLACK KELTS (233)
 STARRY NITE 5186             12   7  0    50       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 OCCY 5160                    10  12  0    49       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIME 5178                     8   3  0    47       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           3   3  0    43       CLAN CROW (456)
 DONKEY DICTATOR 3982          6   1  1    42       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 BISHOP 5300                   3   4  1    42       X-MEN (78)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               7   5  0    37       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUHAR 5244                    7   6  2    36       MID EARTH (223)
 GERBIL MASTER 3983            6   5  0    35       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORMAN 5208                   8   9  0    33       CROC FILES (374)
 ALHENA 5291                   2   6  0    33       VENUSIANS (321)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            4   2  0    32       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LUNA 5179                     6   5  0    31       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-EMPEROR BONG 5314             2   0  0    30       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          5   2  1    29       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 GILAN 5242                    7   6  1    28       MID EARTH (223)
 JULIANUS 5321                 2   0  0    28       EQUESTORS (158)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                7   3  0    26       EQUESTORS (158)
 WEXLE 5256                    2   1  0    26       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 LUCY 5253                     5   7  0    25       CROC FILES (374)
 HIMEKO 5247                   4   1  0    25       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 WHITE ROBE 3421               3   0  2    24       BLACK KELTS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          3   2  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
 BLACK ROBE 3420               3   2  0    23       BLACK KELTS (233)
-CYBORG 420 4547               3   2  1    22       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            3   1  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-LUCKY EIREANN 5285            3   3  1    17       CLAN CROW (456)
 MONKEY MANAGER 5326           1   0  0    16       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 DIGGER 5278                   3   4  0    15       CROC FILES (374)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               2   9  0    15       X-MEN (78)
 WAGON DRIVER 1 5338           1   0  0    15       BLACK KELTS (233)
-SILVER SAW 5287               3   3  0    14       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          3   3  0    12       VENUSIANS (321)
 MISTY WATERS 5313             1   3  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 PUFFY SCRUFF 5337             1   0  0    11       BOHICA (449)
 KUAN-YIN XORN 5312            1   3  0    10       X-MEN (78)
 FAYLIN O'COMMA 5322           1   1  0     9       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            2   2  0     8       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WATERSTONE 5317               2   1  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BRAN MCRAVEN 5311             1   4  0     7       CLAN CROW (456)
 SEPTEMBER 5306                1   3  0     6       2008 (450)
 EGRET EMPEROR 5327            0   1  0     1       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
APRIL 5325              0  1 0 2008 450             DARK CHAMPION         600  NONE
JANUARY 5305            2  2 0 2008 450             STONE GOLEM           600  NONE
MAY 5324                0  2 0 2008 450             WYVERN                600  NONE
SCRUFFY PUFF 5207       9  4 0 BOHICA 449           A.A. SHOCK 5054       599  JUST REVENGED
FIREBOW 5279            0  7 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ICE SHARD 5191        597   
IRE MACLEER 5310        1  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        DR. STRANGELEAF 4659  597   
HITME HARDER 5333       0  1 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  RIVER MONSTER         600  NONE
LOU ZER 5336            0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        HEINOUS BEAST         600  NONE
MALAIN 5319             1  1 0 MID EARTH 223        LUCKY EIREANN 5285    599   
REVIL 5323              0  2 0 MID EARTH 223        RIVER MONSTER         600  NONE
NO HOW 5335             0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    SHEWISH GIANT         600  NONE
NO WAY 5334             0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STONE GOLEM           600  NONE
KANA 5339               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 WHITE ROBE 3421       600   
STORM 553              16 14 3 X-MEN 78             LUHAR 5244            597  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Lord Protector Duelmaster Fhrain. -- The Metal Mincers

Daisy Chains -- That would have been more fun had we, er ah, well, it would have. --
Copper Compacter

Liternius -- If I am Copper Garbage Compacter, then that makes you the garbage. --
C.C.

17-9-6-17-9-9-17 looks like a fine Basher to us, Spartacus.  Solid indeed, and we
wish more of our (and our Consortium friends) bashers looked THAT good! -- Ora and
Oremaster

Kuan-Yin -- You are such the comedian. -- Iron Impacter

VV of X-Men, a salute to you. -- Ora, what's His Name, and The metal Mincers

Kuan-Yin Xorn -- I thank you for the challenge.  I enjoy easy wins. -- Chrome Cutter

Misty Waters -- I'll not shed a tear for you. -- Iron Impacter

Mad Dog Montana -- Now THAT was a DM Column.  Well done, Lady. -- Ora and Oremaster

Nice'n legs too, ye betcha. -- Oremaster

Do you all see what a dimwit I have to put up with? -- Ora
P.S.  Not that M D Montana's legs aren't quite nice, but ....

Purple Sage -- Where be ye? -- Oremaster

Bohica - We mourn the lose of Scruffy, for we, too, feel that Aimed Blows need to
enjoy the life of bountifulness longer that only Lapur can take away so easily.  We
await your retaliation with honor. - Storm Front, mgr. Force of Nature
P.S.  At least Scruffy was not sitting on the throne...that would have stung even
more.

Occy -- I've heard of a glass jaw, but a glass buttocks...? -- Ice Shard

Alhena -- Come on back anytime you feel like getting worn out again and need some
skills...lucky! -- Starry Nite

Iron Impacter -- Hmmm, you're pretty fast...considering you out-jumped me.  I am used
to losing but not getting the jump is new to me. -- Misty Waters

Compactor -- I guess with today's ecomony, Copper's worth even less. -- Daisy Chains

Vindocomus -- Better luck next time. -- Felicia

He just beat you Felicia. -- Roadkill

What?, what did I miss?  I was winning, everything was going as planned...it just
doesn't seem right. -- Felicia

Fhrain -- Congrats on the title and the invite. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Force of Nature -- Nice point gain. -- Roadkill

Equestors -- You've been on a tear lately, nice job. -- Roadkill

All -- So much for lifting the curse of the AB here in Lapur.  Our condolences to the
Bohica stable on your loss of Scruffy Puff. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Spartacus -- Interesting set-up with Celadus.  Most of my basher designs tend to be a
little more traditional.  As far as I'm concerned, as long as you have fun running
the fighter and also learn from the experimental design, that's all that matters. --
Roadkill

Hey did everyone notice that Bonnie stopped by to offer me congrats???  THE BONNIE!!!
-- the hero-worshipping Mad Dog Montana 

I think since next cycle is turn 600 for the arena, everyone gets to beat up NPC's,
go 5-0 and all warriors learn 6 skills...might as well start the celebration on a
good foot ;) -- Roadkill

     Dream on. -- Arenamaster Kyall

Fhrain -- Dang I just can't seem to keep a winning record. -- Callisto

     Make sure to keep it in an air-tight bag, and refrigeration helps.

Starry Nite --I don't care for the loss, but the learns make up for it. -- Alhena

Red Bull -- Can't give a girl a chance to swing? -- Atria

Horn Rock -- I think I like you. -- Illyria

May -- I'm glad I got to try out that broadsword on you , it seems that it is not my
favorite. -- Solar Radiation

Celadus -- Ohh sure make fun of me and you try to chop my arm off.  Too hell with
anger management, everyone must die! -- Fhrain the Enraged

Colossus -- I have never seen someone try and hide behind a tree during combat
before.  Congrats on avenging your fallen teammate. -- Luhar the Humbled

Smack O'Malley -- How you stayed on your feet so long while hauling that tree around
amazes me. -- Gilan the Bewildered

Misty Waters -- I was lucky, that could have gone either way. -- Malain the
Fortuitous

Callisto -- A women standing between a dwarf and his destiny is like a flower
standing in front of a stampeding herd, both are going to get trampled. -- Lord
Protector Fhrain the Philosopher

Needs Salt -- If you knew what I was muttering, you wouldn't have saluted me. --
Nearly Neutered Luhar

Lucy -- Thanks for the much needed confidence boost, I needed it. -- Gilan the Arse

Lucky Eireann -- It would seem my luck has run out. -- Ghost of Malain

January -- You can take that special move and shove it up your <beeeeeeeep>.  Thanks
to you I will be fighting by torch light next time. -- Revil

Mad Dog Montana -- Congrats on your invite.  You have accomplished something very
rare for Lapur. -- Visionist and the Mid Earth Guild

Bishop -- You have an imposing appearance, but being a golem (and I have no idea how
that happened, my mother never mentioned it) I am not readily imposed.  Good try,
though. -- Cloudshadow

Bran McRaven -- Odd, you don't LOOK like a crow.  You don't look much like a dwarf,
either, except for the mustache, but we have long been aware that the Commission is
odd about such things. -- Waterstone

Atria -- How about if we go find some private corner and smooch? -- Red Bull,
uninterested in subtlety today

Illyria -- Small, cute, and nasty.  I hate that in a woman. -- Horn Rock
P.S.  Or a man, for that matter.  I really can't stand cute.

Smack O'Malley -- When the arenamaster called out your name, I thought it was an
instruction, and I did it. -- Mad Dog

Needs Salt -- Just a little garlic should do it. -- Cloudshadow

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

At this point, it seems unlikely I'll manage to get an episode worth printing done in
time for this newsletter.  Sorry about that.  It's just been one thing after another.
-- the Scribe

Faylin -- How's the air way up there?  Do you realize the height difference was two
feet?  I guess if you can't see me, you can't hit me. -- Julianus

     But what about the danger of getting stepped on?

Wexle -- I hope all the bruises clear up before my next bout. -- Encolpius

Felicia -- You are my second TP scalp.  I am now 2-1 vs you guys. -- Vindocomus

Colossus -- It pains me to abuse you like I have done in our two meetings.  If you
believe that I have a bridge in a place called Brooklyn I am trying to sell -- Glauco

Cuddle Me -- It would have been a lot nicer to really cuddle than to rumble. --
Liternius

Lapur -- A good week--a 5-0 turn, a team that is currently 47-37-2, probably go 0-5
this turn. -- Spartacus, mgr. Equestors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAY was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REVIL was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
JANUARY was killed by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 3 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
NO WAY was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LOU ZER was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HITME HARDER was assassinated by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
APRIL was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
NO HOW was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT POPSICLE savagely defeated A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
COLOSSUS was unbelievably bested by COPPER COMPACTER in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
CUDDLE ME TENDER won victory over LITERNIUS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
NEEDS SALT vanquished ILLYRIA in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FELICIA overpowered VINDOCOMUS in a popular 5 minute brutal one-sided Challenge melee.
ICE SHARD subdued CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SMACK O'MALLEY handily defeated CHROME CUTTER in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
ALHENA was luckily beaten by STARRY NITE in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BRAN MCRAVEN was handily defeated by WEXLE in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
FAYLIN O'COMMA viciously subdued SEPTEMBER in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
KUAN-YIN XORN was bested by LUCY in a 1 minute amateur vs. veteran Challenge brawl.
FHRAIN savagely defeated DAISY CHAINS in a exciting 2 minute brutal veteran's match.
GLAUCO was overpowered by CALLISTO in a 1 minute mismatched Title conflict.
RED BULL defeated DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
LIME was handily defeated by LEMMING LEADER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ATRIA devastated GERBIL MASTER in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
HORN ROCK vanquished NORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAD DOG won victory over LUNA in a popular 1 minute fight.
JOHN COURAGE subdued BISHOP in a 4 minute brutal melee.
OCCY vanquished GILAN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fray.
YURI overpowered LUHAR in a 1 minute uneven competition.
RED HOT CHILI overpowered BLACK ROBE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
ENCOLPIUS was luckily beaten by NAILIN' PALIN in a exciting 4 minute match.
DONKEY DICTATOR overpowered DARK UNCLE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
HIMEKO beat SOLAR RADIATION in a 6 minute bout.
DIGGER was handily defeated by JULIANUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WATERSTONE lost to MONKEY MANAGER in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
IRON IMPACTER was subdued by PUFFY SCRUFF in a exciting 5 minute amateur's match.
MISTY WATERS overpowered EGRET EMPEROR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WHITE ROBE easily killed KANA in a 1 minute uneven match.
WAGON DRIVER 1 beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  15         AIMED BLOW        47 -  25 -  4      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  28 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  58 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  20 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  43 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  63 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 600 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY        7 -  2     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    5 - 10         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036              19  18  2  100 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY CHAINS 5096          14  13  0   91 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              22  11  0   89 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      COPPER COMPACTER 5092      14   9  0   80 METAL MINCERS (256)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                16  13  1   76 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEMMING LEADER 3981         6   1  0   66 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDSHADOW 5154           15   8  0   53 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LITERNIUS 5049.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VINDOCOMUS 5251.  The ten other most popular fighters were JANUARY 5305, 
LITERNIUS 5049, FELICIA 1693, ALHENA 5291, IRON IMPACTER 5315, ENCOLPIUS 5268, 
COLOSSUS 556, NEEDS SALT 5206, ICE SHARD 5191, and CALLISTO 5036.

The least popular fighter this week was HIMEKO 5247.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KANA 5339, EGRET EMPEROR 5327, DIGGER 5278, BLACK ROBE 3420, LUHAR 
5244, GILAN 5242, NORMAN 5208, GERBIL MASTER 3983, LIME 5178, and GLAUCO 5102.

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

FHRAIN (29-5124) MID EARTH (223)