DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/11/2009    Duedate: 03/24/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-601

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAISY CHAINS
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-5096) [15-13-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAISY CHAINS                   SHE DAISY
STREET WALKERS (97)            COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
(29-5096) [15-13-0,103]        (29-4774) [6-2-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      RED HOT CHILI
EQUESTORS (158)                BOHICA (449)
(29-5049) [16-21-1,80]         (29-5202) [7-4-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (97)         41
2. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      35      BOHICA (449)
3. MID EARTH (223)             33      Unchartered Team
4. X-MEN (78)                  31
5. GIRLS X 3 (413)             21      GIRLS X 3 (413)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GIRLS X 3 (413)            1   0  0  100   1/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     10  5 0
 2/ 1*WRETCHED HORDE (453)       3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             10  5 0
 3/ 3 BOHICA (449)              45  26  0 63.4   3/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       8  7 1
 4- 4 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     21  13  1 61.8   4/ 5 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 1
 5/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)      561 372 12 60.1   5/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 6/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)      537 364 45 59.6   6/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 0
 7/ 7 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   148 108 18 57.8   7/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  5 0
 8/ 8 BLACK KELTS (233)        216 181  8 54.4   8/16 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    5  5 0
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          445 405 19 52.4   9/ 8*CLAN CROW (456)           5  7 1
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          722 763 51 48.6  10/10 MID EARTH (223)           5 10 0
11-11 CROC FILES (374)         416 445 28 48.3  11/11 BLACK KELTS (233)         4  5 1
12/12 VENUSIANS (321)          287 314 15 47.8  12-13 SUPERIOR FARCES (344)     3  2 0
13/ 0*COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    12  14  1 46.2  13- 9 CROC FILES (374)          3  5 0
14/14 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     471 552 10 46.0  14/14 X-MEN (78)                3 10 0
15/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    314 368 23 46.0  15/15*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      2  1 0
16/16 X-MEN (78)                53  73  9 42.1  16/ 0*GIRLS X 3 (413)           1  0 0
17/15*CLAN CROW (456)           15  21  1 41.7  17/ 0*COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    1  3 0
18-17 2008 (450)                15  24  1 38.5  18-17 2008 (450)                1  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*GRAVE DANCERS (458)        0   1  0  0.0  19/ 0*GRAVE DANCERS (458)       0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                               Don't Fear the Reaper
                                    continued...

     Squinting his eyes the bewildered young golem noticed what his manager was
staring at. "Is that a castle?  What fool would build a castle in the middle of
Lapur?"
     The manager couldn't help but chuckle at Revil's questions, "Yanno I asked
someone else that once too."  Shaking his head with a big grin he continued, "Well it
isn't really a castle, though it sure looks like one from the outside.  Once inside
you can tell it isn't, come on I will show you," he motioned.
     "Who owns it sir?"
     "Ohhh An old friend, he used to manage a team here in Lapur," he answered
quickly.  "Lemme tell ya it wasn't easy building it either, the city elders fought
him every step of the way.  In the end though they relented."
     Arriving at the locked gate to North Prize Street the cloaked manager searched
his pockets, finally pulling out a key and unlocking the gate.
     "You have a key?" questioned Revil in surprise.
     "Of course, I told you it is owned by an old friend, he answered.  "The weeds
and all will probably be all grown up inside, it's been over ten years since the
owner and his guild were last here after all."
     Walking through the gate you could see the light through the closed gate at the
South entrance.  The street was covered in stone and was free of any overgrowth all
the way to the south gate.  Nearing the center they came to an archway leading into
the market, stepping through they both stopped in surprise.
     "Sir I thought you said no one has been in here in 10 years?" asked the
bewildered golem.
     The Visionist failed to reply because he couldn't believe his eyes, the market
area was exactly the way he remembered it.  It was as if the place had been placed in
some kind of stasis.  Slowly he walked forward, Luca's Kitchen was on the right and
other than short supplies, it looked like she could start cooking and serving meals
immediately.  On the left Arthur's Smithy was the same, with storage area needing
some coal and wood but other than that it was ready too go.  Walking to the center of
the market he slowly turned scanning the entire market.  "There must be some kind of
magic at work here?" he thought to himself.
     "Sir?"
     "Hush!" snapped his elder.
     Closing his eyes his thoughts began to focus, images began to appear in his
mind.  A large wooden wheel, then more wheels each slowly turning.  The images turned
so dark you could barely see them, then reappearing for a second and gone again.  In
and out they faded then another image of several men on horseback, the image fleeting
for a second then gone again.  The next flash showed the riders from above, behind
them it looked like a longwide tail snaking behind them as far as you can see.
Everything fades too black again.  Then the wheels return, all lined up in a row
slowly turning.  Suddenly he sees a bright purple flash and images fade.
     The manager comes out of his meditative state and looks around and sees Revil
and remembers where he is.  "Come with me young one, I need to get back to the guild
house and check something."
     "But..."
     "No buts, let's go," interrupted the anxious manager.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the North Woods:

     Math laid down where Wolf told him to, but he didn't expect to sleep, so it was
a surprise when the old shaman shook him awake.  He even felt a little rested.  It
was dark except for a single candle that someone had set on a shelf; it flickered and
smoked.  Malcorn was standing near it, reading from a small book that was almost lost
in his big hands.
     "We need to get the horses ready," Wolf said.  "Half an hour to moonrise, and
then we will be leaving."
     Math looked at the rear of the mausoleum, which was carved to look like a door.
What it looked like was a stone wall.
     Wolf saw the way his eyes went and snorted.  "It is a door, and it will open for
us in half an hour."
     Which didn't reassure him at all.

Somewhere else, no longer in the woods:

     "I never heard what the Spirit Land was like," Blackwind said.  "Do you suppose
this is it?"
     "Does it matter?" the Croc asked.  "It's where we are and what we have to work
with."  His non-human head swung a little.  "The link is clear."
     "Yeah."  Blackwind sighed.  No use expecting the lizard-man to think like he
did.  "I just wondered, and information is always good to have.  I've never heard
much about the Spirit Land, in Malcorn we don't, well, I was going to say we don't
deal with it, but I suppose we must one way or another.  But not, um, raw, the way
the Rirorni do.  The way Uncle Wolf would."
     "Or Redfox?  He is Rirorni, perhaps he knows more about what is happening here."
     "Might be, but it doesn't help us any."
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     There was a voice, not the nighthunter, someone else.  For a wasteland, this
place was getting crowded.  Him, the nighthunter, through the link he could feel
Blackwind and Agro coming toward them, and now this voice like thunder speaking words
he didn't know.  Maybe this was the "demon lord Arhazul" that the nighthunter had
bargained with to be free to hunt.  The demon lord that would demand half his blood.
He almost laughed, these supernatural predators were so predictable.  But deadly for
all that.
     The nighthunter answered in the same unknown language, whining.  Groveling.  It
was afraid.  Probably in trouble because it hadn't killed him yet.  And all the demon
lord cared about was his blood, not his fear.  Maybe it would kill him itself.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "Redfox, and trouble," Blackwind said, looking at the cluster of beings in the
distance.  Redfox, down across a stone.  The nighthunter.  Something else.
     The Croc made a growling sound that might have been agreement.  "Redfox may be
dead."
     "Then we recover his body and take it back to the Isle for resurrection."  His
hand went to his sword.  "Even if we have to fight for it."
     Agro grinned, revealling a mouth that contained more teeth than seemed
reasonable.  "A fight would be good."

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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 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, 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 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): 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 439): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): 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 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): 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 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): 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 439): 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 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): 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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, 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.)
 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LAPUR games.  There were bitter words at EQUESTORS' 
guildhouse after a 1-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 5th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week WILL DUEL 4 MEAD went 3-2-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  MELISSA 
RIDDLE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested 
SONTE HINGE and was awarded 21 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, SHE DAISY put down ICE SHARD, causing him to lose 14 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time out DAISY CHAINS made hers bid for the throne 
as she challenged CALLISTO in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  The city has turned out in honor of DAISY CHAINS, for with hers arena victory 
she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is WILL DUEL 4 MEAD, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of STREET WALKERS are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after STARRY NITE.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride 
for the fearlessness of HIMEKO who cast caution to the winds and challenged MAD DOG, 
a fighter 29 points higher.  3 points of newly earned recognition and a dose of my 
admiration is what HIMEKO must now weigh against the defeat which resulted.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  My hearty congratulations YURI, for thy revenge upon WHITE ROBE, 
slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time it will know better, eh?  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and 
harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            15  13  0   103       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205        12   4  0   102       BOHICA (449)
 CALLISTO 5036                19  19  2    92       VENUSIANS (321)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEDS SALT 5206               9   2  0    90       BOHICA (449)
 COLOSSUS 556                 16  19  4    87       X-MEN (78)
 LITERNIUS 5049               16  21  1    80       EQUESTORS (158)
 ATRIA 5101                   16  14  1    79       VENUSIANS (321)
 RED BULL 5062                22  12  0    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FELICIA 1693                  8   3  1    76       STREET WALKERS (97)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        14  10  0    70       METAL MINCERS (256)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              14  21  2    69       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAUCO 5102                  16  14  1    66       EQUESTORS (158)
-LEMMING LEADER 3981           6   1  0    66       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            12   9  0    63       BLACK KELTS (233)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             16   8  0    62       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YURI 5188                     8   3  2    62       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SHE DAISY 4774                6   2  0    60       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 LIME 5178                     9   3  0    59       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MAD DOG 5125                 15  12  0    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISHOP 5300                   4   4  1    55       X-MEN (78)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            7   4  0    54       BOHICA (449)
 HORN ROCK 5113               12  17  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 STARRY NITE 5186             13   7  0    52       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MEAT POPSICLE 5309            4   3  0    52       BOHICA (449)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 13  11  0    50       VENUSIANS (321)
 ICE SHARD 5191                9  10  1    50       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-OCCY 5160                    10  12  0    49       CROC FILES (374)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           4   3  0    48       CLAN CROW (456)
 LUHAR 5244                    8   6  2    43       MID EARTH (223)
-DONKEY DICTATOR 3982          6   1  1    42       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 WEXLE 5256                    3   1  0    41       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               7   6  0    35       EQUESTORS (158)
-GERBIL MASTER 3983            6   5  0    35       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            5   2  0    34       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NORMAN 5208                   8   9  0    33       CROC FILES (374)
 ALHENA 5291                   2   7  0    33       VENUSIANS (321)
 LUNA 5179                     6   6  0    32       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                8   3  0    30       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            4   3  1    30       CLAN CROW (456)
 GILAN 5242                    7   7  1    29       MID EARTH (223)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          4   3  0    29       VENUSIANS (321)
 SILVER SAW 5287               4   3  0    28       METAL MINCERS (256)
 HIMEKO 5247                   4   2  0    28       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-LUCY 5253                     5   7  0    25       CROC FILES (374)
 WHITE ROBE 3421               3   1  2    24       BLACK KELTS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACE ROGERS 4768             2   3  0    23       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 MISTY WATERS 5313             2   3  0    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MELISSA RIDDLE 4758           1   0  0    21       GIRLS X 3 (413)
 JULIANUS 5321                 2   1  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            3   2  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            3   1  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MIRANDA LAMBERT 4771          4   3  1    16       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               2  10  0    16       X-MEN (78)
-MONKEY MANAGER 5326           1   0  0    16       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)
-DIGGER 5278                   3   4  0    15       CROC FILES (374)
 WATERSTONE 5317               3   1  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 REVY 5344                     1   0  0    15       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          3   3  0    13       CLAN CROW (456)
 RINDEL 5346                   1   0  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
 KUAN-YIN XORN 5312            1   4  0     7       X-MEN (78)
 NECROSHADE 5331               0   1  0     7       GRAVE DANCERS (458)
-SEPTEMBER 5306                1   3  0     6       2008 (450)
 FAYLIN O'COMMA 5322           1   2  0     5       CLAN CROW (456)
 PUFFY SCRUFF 5337             1   1  0     4       BOHICA (449)
 MOJO 5340                     1   0  0     4       X-MEN (78)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              0   1  0     1       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 JORDAN LADD 4770              0   1  0     1       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
-EGRET EMPEROR 5327            0   1  0     1       SUPERIOR FARCES (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONTE HINGE 3455              0   1  0     1       BLACK KELTS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK ROBE 3420         3  3 0 BLACK KELTS 233      SHAMBLING MOUND       601  NONE
WAGON DRIVER 1 5338     1  1 0 BLACK KELTS 233      ARENAMASTER KYAL      601  NONE
SCRUFFY PUFF 5207       9  4 0 BOHICA 449           A.A. SHOCK 5054       599  REVENGED
FIREBOW 5279            0  7 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ICE SHARD 5191        597  NOT REVENGED
BRAN MCRAVEN 5311       1  5 0 CLAN CROW 456        DUSKBLOOD TROLL       601  NONE
IRE MACLEER 5310        1  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        DR. STRANGELEAF 4659  597  NOT REVENGED
MALAIN 5319             1  1 0 MID EARTH 223        LUCKY EIREANN 5285    599   
RUG 197 5347            0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        DARK CHAMPION         601  NONE
RUG 84 5345             0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        SHAMBLING MOUND       601  NONE
BOO 5343                0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RIVER MONSTER         601  NONE
HOO 5342                0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    SHAMBLING MOUND       601  NONE
KANA 5339               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 WHITE ROBE 3421       600  JUST REVENGED
STORM 553              16 14 3 X-MEN 78             LUHAR 5244            597  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Puppy Scruff -- You DOG!  You shoulda let me win that.  Five minutes.  Hmpff. -- Iron
Impacter

Smck O'Malley -- I'll bet you aimed to pick on me, you Cad. -- Chrome Cutter

Colossus -- Thanks for challenging me.  I needed an easy win. -- Copper Compacter

Congratulations to plungin' Callisto, a great Duelmaster. -- Ora and What's-his-name

Bohica -- Ye gots yer bigg'n points gain.  Wow!  Good deal.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Fhrain and Visionist -- Nice skill fave.  Very nice.  Good luck in ADM. -- Ora,
Oemaster, and The Metal Mincers

Superior Farces -- We're going to challenge and kill you all!  Anything to do with
Managerr. is evil!  Oh, you aren't?  Shucks. -- Ora and Oremaster

Misty Waters -- So you were in an unusual position getting outjumped and all?  I
guess, then, you simply weren't responsive enough. -- Iron Impacter

Glauco -- Sore winner, huh?  That is an admirable quality.  I get it.  You won.  I
was there remember?  This ceaseless clamoring demeans you...but does draw attention
away from your diminutive wedding tackle.  Geez...get a loin cloth already! --
Colossus

Manalger -- I'm watching you. -- Manager

Ora and Oremaster -- I just said what every manager here in Lapur have been wanting
to say for a LONG time. -- Lady Protector Mad Dog Montana

Bohica -- 73pts!!!!  Very impressive. -- Roadkill

A huge welcome back to Sporkis, Purple Sage, and Soultaker. -- Roadkill and the
Street Walkers

Meat Popsicle beat A.A. Shock?????  I know that under normal atmospheric conditions
at sea level, the upper limb of the moon will then appear to be tangent with a level
unobstructed horizon.  No account is taken for the moon's phase; that is, the moon is
always regarded as a disk in the sky and the upper limb might be dark.  Here again
the constant of 34 arcminutes (0.5666 degrees) is used to account for atmospheric
refraction.  The moon's apparent radius varies from 15 to 17 arcminutes and its
horizontal parrallax varies from 54 to 61 arcminutes.  Adding all the terms above
together, the center of the moon at rise or set is geometrically 5 to 10 arcminutes
above the observers geocentric horizon--the horizontal plane through the planet's
center, orthogonal to the observer's local vertical. -- Roadkill (aka, how in heaven
did that happen?)

     A passing miniature black hole caused severe gravitational lensing and some
     really strange dopler effects. -- Chetam, odd-job man for Lapur

Vidocomus -- You are my 3rd Striker castration.  I am now 3-1 aginst you guys. --
Felicia
P.S.  BTY, how did you get most popular fighter when I hit you more times than you
made good attacks.  I'm not counting flailing away like you were in a bar fight at
the Pink Flamingo.

     The Pink Flamingo style has great crowd appeal. -- Chetam

Fhrain -- Little good it did me to avoid you.  Once again, congrats on your invite.
-- Daisy Chains

Encolpius -- I think the media is being unfair to me, did you hear how much the arena
crowd was booing me!  I thought I was supposed to get 5 minutes of fame, you only
gave me 4. -- Nailin' Palin.

     Times are tight.  The economy's down.

Oremaster may I be of some assistance. -- Tiffinal Manager Black Kelts

Will Duel 4 Mead -- We accept you blood feud and will have our armory up and running
soon with good prices on warrior caliber armor if you wish to purchase. -- Tiffinal

Bishop -- You forgot to eat your Wheateebs. -- John Courage

Black Kelts will only down challenge those that down challenge us.  We will not DA a
warrior while a blood feud is still available to our opponents.  Special requests
will always be considered by known allies. -- Tiffinal

Reprinted from Personal Ads LAPUR DM-29 TURN-236
Sparky's Rule one: Aimed blows die.  Rule two: Aimed blows die a lot.  Rule Three:
Never DA an aimed blow, since they are going to die anyway. -- Purple Sage
P.S.  I just needed to remind myself.

All -- The Market Square I built has many 60 ft. by 60 ft. spaces available for very
reasonable rent.  First 3 years free to any arena manager with the only caveat that
any story lines involving criminal activity not include any other manager unless
permission expressly Given.  You can request a copy of the map from me and I re-sent
in to RSI in case they did not have the original on file. -- Purple Sage

     Purple Sage -- Thanks for sending a copy of the map to the office, as ALL maps
     except the basic map of Alastari disappeared a couple of moves ago.

RoadKill -- Is "The Rat" tied to its location.  If your lease is in renewal I am sure
I could offer a great deal on a prime location. -- Purple Sage
P.S.  "Food for Thought Builds better brains."

     And the gods know some people could use them. -- Chetam

2-3 with one sacrifice...not what I call an impacting return spectacular, but hey
that's what I get for allowing someone else fill out my turns I guess.  Regardless
it's nice to be back in Lapur after a couple months vacation time.  Looking forward
to getting back into the swing of things.  I'm told that nothing gets rust off a

sword like some blood.  I prefer to think that a rusty sword just means I have to
work that much harder in order to bludgeon you all to death with it.  Cheers! --
Sporkis

Ice Shard -- Ouch!  The cold almost fooled me into thinking I hadn't been hurt.  Then
I started bleeding.  Ouch ouch. -- Cloudshadow

I fought a Deadly dwarven Assassin, but I guess face-to-face isn't his method. -- Red
Bull, not assassinated

Norman -- The teeth that bite, the claws that catch... but not on rock.  Good try. --
Horn Rock

Luna -- Pardon me while I howl with triumph.  It's a conditioned reflex. -- Mad Dog

Monkey Manager -- I never did like monkeys, and now I see why. -- Waterstone

Atria -- Swinging is one thing, lady, but swinging a weapon is something else
entirely.  Care to go dancing?  I'll swing my partner all over the floor, if it's
you. -- Red Bull

Illyria -- Well, shucks, ma'am, any time. -- Horn Rock

     If there were supposed to be more personals here, our apologies.  Hal spent a
      night on the tiles, weekend off, and we're still trying to catch up with the
      mail.  They should appear next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRAN MCRAVEN was butchered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLACK ROBE was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WAGON DRIVER 1 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BOO was assassinated by RIVER MONSTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
HOO was assassinated by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
RUG 84 was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
RUG 197 was slain by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
YURI devastated WHITE ROBE in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
DAISY CHAINS won victory over CALLISTO in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title duel.
COLOSSUS savagely defeated COPPER COMPACTER in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
CUDDLE ME TENDER overpowered RED BULL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RED HOT CHILI was defeated by JOHN COURAGE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge match.
FELICIA viciously subdued GLAUCO in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge conflict.
LIME subdued ILLYRIA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BISHOP narrowly defeated HORN ROCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
HIMEKO was viciously subdued by MAD DOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge bout.
ALHENA was overcome by STARRY NITE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
LUCKY EIREANN bested JULIANUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
SILVER SAW beat DEATHWIND FORGE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
IRON IMPACTER overpowered KUAN-YIN XORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PUFFY SCRUFF was handily defeated by MISTY WATERS in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ATRIA overpowered A.A. SHOCK in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
NEEDS SALT overpowered LITERNIUS in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ICE SHARD was viciously subdued by SHE DAISY in a popular 1 minute brutal contest.
MEAT POPSICLE was defeated by CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute fight.
SMACK O'MALLEY slimly won victory over VINDOCOMUS in a popular 1 minute match.
LUHAR overpowered GRACE ROGERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GILAN slimly lost to SOLAR RADIATION in a action packed 4 minute gruesome bout.
WEXLE overpowered LUNA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
ENCOLPIUS won victory over MIRANDA LAMBERT in a popular 1 minute gory bout.
NAILIN' PALIN unbelievably bested DARK UNCLE in a slow 12 minute fray.
WATERSTONE overpowered NECROSHADE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FAYLIN O'COMMA was overpowered by REVY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MELISSA RIDDLE overpowered SONTE HINGE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FYRE RAYNES was outwaited by MOJO in a 8 minute novice's duel.
RINDEL devastated JORDAN LADD in a 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         AIMED BLOW        47 -  24 -  4      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  27 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  40 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  63 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  68 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 601 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  9         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY CHAINS 5096          15  13  0  103 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205      12   4  0  102 BOHICA (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  NEEDS SALT 5206             9   2  0   90 BOHICA (449)
BASHING ATTACK   ATRIA 5101                 16  14  1   79 VENUSIANS (321)
TOTAL PARRY      FELICIA 1693                8   3  1   76 STREET WALKERS (97)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDSHADOW 5154           16   8  0   62 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHE DAISY 4774              6   2  0   60 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
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 RED HOT CHILI 5202.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLAUCO 5102, 
JULIANUS 5321, COLOSSUS 556, SILVER SAW 5287, SOLAR RADIATION 5308, CALLISTO 5036, 
JOHN COURAGE 3313, MAD DOG 5125, MEAT POPSICLE 5309, and FELICIA 1693.

The least popular fighter this week was NAILIN' PALIN 5302.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DARK UNCLE 2168, MOJO 5340, SONTE HINGE 3455, FAYLIN O'COMMA 
5322, NECROSHADE 5331, GRACE ROGERS 4768, ICE SHARD 5191, LITERNIUS 5049, A.A. SHOCK 
5054, and KUAN-YIN XORN 5312.