Date   : 05/06/2009    Duedate: 05/19/2009


DM-29    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-5049) [18-23-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LITERNIUS                      GEMINI
EQUESTORS (158)                ZODIAC (459)
(29-5049) [18-23-1,105]        (29-5364) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      SILVER SAW
EQUESTORS (158)                METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5049) [18-23-1,105]        (29-5287) [5-5-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 2008 (450)                  56
2. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       43      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      39      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (97)         31
5. EQUESTORS (158)             26      TREKKERS (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     14   6  0 70.0   1/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   11  3 0
 2/ 1 BOHICA (449)              51  33  0 60.7   2/ 4 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 0
 3/ 0*TREKKERS (462)             3   2  0 60.0   3/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 4/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      567 380 12 59.9   4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 1
 5/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      549 372 46 59.6   5/ 3 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 0
 6/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   163 112 18 59.3   6/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  7 0
 7/ 6 BLACK KELTS (233)        222 195  8 53.2   7/ 9 CLAN CROW (456)           6  8 1
 8/ 7 MID EARTH (223)          455 415 20 52.3   8/10 X-MEN (78)                6  9 0
 9/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          733 772 51 48.7   9/12 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      6  9 0
10/10 VENUSIANS (321)          295 326 15 47.5  10/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 0
11-11*FLESH MONGRELS (76)        7   8  0 46.7  11/ 8 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  6 0
12/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    325 377 24 46.3  12/11 BOHICA (449)              4  4 0
13/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     480 562 10 46.1  13/14*ZODIAC (459)              4  6 0
14/15 CLAN CROW (456)           24  30  2 44.4  14/ 0*TREKKERS (462)            3  2 0
15/14 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     121 158  7 43.4  15/13 BLACK KELTS (233)         3 12 0
16/16 X-MEN (78)                61  85  9 41.8  16/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     1  0 0
17/ 3*ZODIAC (459)               4   6  0 40.0  17/17 2008 (450)                1  3 1
18/17 2008 (450)                16  28  2 36.4  18-16*FLESH MONGRELS (76)       0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "What do you mean, you're not packing?" asked Felicia as she went to empty
Daisy's closet.
     "I'm not going to the Isle, I just don't see the point," replied Daisy as she
grabbed the clothes from her and began putting them back.
     "That makes no sense at all.  Every Lord or Lady Protector has always gone to
the Isle!  You're immortal, you have lands...."
     "That's just the point," interupted Daisy, "I don't have lands!  I thought I was
going to retire, hire some people to work my lands, since I know nothing about
farming or raising animals.  But now I'm told that lands are no longer available, so
I don't see any point of making the journey.  At best I'll be a low ranking punching
bag at the Isle, not exactly how I envisioned my career."
     "Come on, you can't be that bad, you finished on a winning streak, you even beat
one of the dark arena monsters, surely with Roadkill's help you could...."
     "Just drop it would you!!!  Roadkill himself called me one of the most
frustrating fighters he's ever had, until the end of my career here I never had a
winning streak of more that 2, and I only won twice in a row 3 times!!!  I never had
a losing streak of more than 2 and I did that twice, the rest were just win one, lose
one.  The only reason I think I won in the dark arena was because the arenamaster
felt a little sorry that I went in not knowing my favorites, since the messenger
either got lost of drunk, and I went in with a default strategy, because Roadkill
gave up tring to help me figure them out."
     "Well you know them now, so that should help you out, right?"
     "Help me out??  Just take a look at my so called career..."

15(+1) - 13(+1) - 6 - 17(+1) - 17 - 5 - 13

I have a Master in attack and parry, and Advance Expert in initiative, and defense.

Favorite weapon in the GreatSword, favorite rhythmis HI/LO and favorite learn is

Let's see, I tried the Great sword 3 times after getting an ADX in attack, I only
threw a critical in one of the fights, and it broke twice, yeah.  Every fight I tried
HI/LO, I lost in every minute I was going HI/LO.  Favorite learn is defensive, yet
I've learned a heck of a lot more skills in 3 others areas, so things are just peachy
for me!!!"
     "So what are you going to do, if you're not fighting on the Isle?"
     "I talked to Roadkill, and he's agreed to loan me the start up capital to open a
small tavern at the new market place.  I know there's a kitchen opening up, so if I
can somehow rent a spot next to it, maybe I can work out a deal with its owner so if
need be some food could also be served.  I'm thinking of calling it the Eager Beaver,
but a lot of details need to be worked out before hand."
     "So you're really serious about not going to the Isle then?"
     "Have you even listened to a word I've said, Felicia?  Why ARE you so concerned
about me going to the Isle anyways?"
     "Well... I was kinda hoping I could have your room!"

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #36 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "It is these weasels from the Silent Place who have disturbed the balances,"
Arhazul said after a moment's thought.  "AND one of theirs who set you astray in
search of me and mine.  So.  They must be--"
     "We were told that there were out-of-control necromancers involved in this,"
Blackwind said.  He edged close enough to free Redfox's hands.
     "No doubt.  Humans will always meddle, it's what you do, is it not?  Even now,
you are meddling with ME.  But it is those eaters of souls at the Silent Place who
are MY concern, and if you would ever return to your own world, you will aid me as I
demand in dealing with MY enemies."
     "I guess we don't have much choice," Blackwind said again.  "Except... we won't
do anything that is going to mess up OUR world, you know."
     Arhazul waved what must be a hand, though the fingers were too long and thin and
it had claws instead of nails, still, more a hand than a paw.  Better not get in the
habit of thinking of this entity as an animal.  "That is understood.  We each have
our own agenda, that is the human phrase, is it not?  And we will each attempt to get
the best balance for our own purposes.  A struggle, but with rules.  It will be
     "Certainly.  To be what you call a 'demon' and live here doing what is
available, it becomes boring after a few eons.  A new activity is always welcome.
But come, we must begin."  It paused, clicking its clawed digits against each other.
After a moment, it said, "Yes, first--Chorzelan.  It will be a journey, I do not
consider it a long one.  You must be alert, there are dangers--for me as well as for
you."  The fangs flashed in something that might have been a grin.  "And if anything
happens to me, you will never get out of this world, nor will you long escape others
who might not have my scruples.  Therefore think with care before you consider
betraying me."
     "We've said we'd work with you," Blackwind answered sharply.  "That counts as an
oath in my book, and we aren't traitors."
     The demon clicked its claws together for several more minutes.  If "minutes" was
a meaningful unit of time here.  "You must wear my... livery," it said.  Two strips
of something dark, metallicly oily-looking, appeared in its hand.  It tossed them to
the two gladiators.  "Around your neck."
     "Collars?"  Blackwind caught the strip automatically, but frowned.  "Like
     "Think of them as armor," Arhazul suggested.  "There are many here who would
enjoy playing with you, but few of them will dare cross me to do so.  Also, the
collars are the only means by which you may pass certain portals."
     "We don't have a choice, Blackwind," Redfox said.  "No choice worth taking,
anyway."  He looped one around his neck with visible reluctance.  The ends joined of
themselves, leaving no seam.
     Blackwind didn't like it at all, but he had to admit that Redfox had a point.
Neither of them looked at Agro, who was apparently still invisible to the demon.
With luck, to all demons, so he wouldn't need the "livery."  He sighed.  "Let's go."
     The demon spoke, words of fire and thunder, and moved.  Leaped into the air, or
something like that.  The two human gladiators were pulled after him.  At the last
moment, the Croc grabbed one ankle of each of his companions and was towed along as
     It was not a comfortable way to travel.  Blackwind told himself it could be
worse.  The collars didn't tighten and strangle them, which could easily have
happened.  But each of them had half Agro's weight hanging from one ankle, and the
Croc wasn't light.  If they had to have a cold-blooded side-kick, they should've
picked a smaller one.
     They were "flying through the air," except that it wasn't air, exactly, and they
weren't really flying.  No sooner had their feet left the "ground" than the ground
had ceased to exist, so far as he could tell.  No up and down, nothing anywhere that
his senses told him was solid.  Just this... stuff.  A little like fog, a little like
fire and smoke, a little like water or maybe oil.  More fluid than otherwise,
flashing past them, swirling into eddies that separated him from Redfox--what was
happening to Agro then?  Throwing them together.  Tumbling them around each other,
turning them inside out.  That shouldn't be possible, and maybe it was just his
imagination, or a figure of speech.  Figure of thought.  He was dizzy, his eyes
burned, his throat hurt, as though he'd been breathing pure smoke.  He was on the
edge of throwing up.
     He slammed full-length into something like stone with stunning force.  Lay
still, too dazed to lift his head and look around, struggling to breathe again.
Scrabbled for purchase and rolled onto his side.
     Just as a blade as long as he was slammed down, right where he had been.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): SANGUIS MORI (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     "I can't believe it!  I didn't even know if you were ever coming back, and now
look!  Just two turns and I'm the Lapur Duelmistress.  Immortality!  The Isle,
Jugger!  The Isle!"  The young woman was beaming with excitement.  Her few belongings
had all been packed neatly into a battered old coffer propped up on a bureau, and she
was currently busy folding up the bedclothes and towels that he had supplied her.
     "Easy there.  You still have one more turn here.  No need to be packin just yet,
I think.  In fact...."  Jugger's voice trailed off, discomfort obvious on his face.
     "What's wrong?" Elvira replied.  He had never been all that great at hiding
thoughts from people in general, and it had always seemed as though Elvira in
particular had the disconcerting ability to see right through him.  She neatly piled
the towel she had been folding on top of the other ones at the foot of the bed and
briskly took the three steps needed to stand right in front of him to stare him dead
in the eye.
     "What's wrong? I asked.  Are you going to tell me or am I going to have to have
some more use for my warhammer today?"  She said it in a joking manner, not a
threatening one while ruefully shaking her fist at him, and it broke his heart.
     "I dunno.  The Isle.  I never promised--"  He looked away from her.  Couldn't
bear the look on her face.  "I never promised you that I'd fight you on the Isle.  I
never promise anyone that.  I manage you guys because--  I don't know.  It's what I
do.  The Isle tho....  I've no desire to go to that place.  I really don't.  In fact,
I won't!"
     "So, one more fight and that's it then?  Just like that?  I fight one more time,
earn my immortality then what?" She sounded more incredulous than angry.  "Raise
crops, start a family?"  The pitch of her voice was rising.  She was almost shouting
now.  "I cannot DO that, Jugger.  That is not what *I* do!  That is not who *I* am!"
He looked up.  Their eyes met again.  "Why did you come back?  I was doing just fine
without you.  Without-- This."  She gestured at her weapons stacked in the corner of
the small room with a sweep of her arm.  "Without the hope for something different."
She gave him one more glare then caught hold of her temper, picked up another piece
of cloth and started folding it.  "It was bad enough when you went away the first
time.  This though....  I don't know.  I just don't know how you could do this to me
again.  No matter, I guess.  You can go now."
     He looked up as though meaning to apologize, but one look at her told him that
this was beyond that.  Today he had added another duelmaster to his annals, another
graduate, but at the cost of a friend.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon VENUSIANS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 10th position in the wake of a 1-4-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week TRAIL OF TEARS went 2-3-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Although CALLISTO 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ELVIRA 
MADIGAN.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LAPUR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  FORCE OF NATURE 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 FORCE OF NATURE.  Indeed it was BLACK KELTS.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after NEEDS SALT.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that A.A. SHOCK posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized MAD DOG.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand A.A. SHOCK bested MAD 
DOG.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of NEEDS SALT who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 
12 points below in the rankings.  I thought NEEDS SALT showed great skill and promise 
when he was defeated by LITERNIUS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of 
certain doom.  LAST BUSH has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena victory!  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in LAPUR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 LITERNIUS 5049               18  23  1   105       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIME 5178                    12   3  0   103       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              16  23  3    96       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 COLOSSUS 556                 18  21  4    95       X-MEN (78)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202           10   4  0    92       BOHICA (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEDS SALT 5206              11   3  0    89       BOHICA (449)
 CALLISTO 5036                20  22  2    85       VENUSIANS (321)
 MAKADOS 4704                 10   3  0    85       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 ICE SHARD 5191               13  10  1    82       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        15  13  0    78       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GLAUCO 5102                  18  16  1    77       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUNA 5179                    10   6  0    77       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MAD DOG 5125                 17  14  0    74       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FELICIA 1693                 10   5  1    74       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ATRIA 5101                   18  16  1    71       VENUSIANS (321)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            9   2  0    69       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           7   4  0    66       CLAN CROW (456)
 HORN ROCK 5113               15  18  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            13  12  0    64       BLACK KELTS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             17  11  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VON GROV 3337                13  13  0    62       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 YURI 5188                    10   5  2    61       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   3  1    59       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 15  13  0    58       VENUSIANS (321)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARRY NITE 5186             15   9  0    54       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               11   4  0    54       EQUESTORS (158)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               9   8  0    54       EQUESTORS (158)
-MEAT POPSICLE 5309            4   5  0    50       BOHICA (449)
 HIMEKO 5247                   6   4  0    48       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 REVY 5344                     5   0  0    46       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LUHAR 5244                   10   8  2    45       MID EARTH (223)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            6   4  2    44       CLAN CROW (456)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               4  12  0    40       X-MEN (78)
 SALAMANDER 4165               4   4  0    37       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 GILAN 5242                    8  10  1    35       MID EARTH (223)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALHENA 5291                   4   9  0    33       VENUSIANS (321)
 LAST BUSH 5352                1   0  1    33       2008 (450)
 SILVER SAW 5287               5   5  0    32       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GEMINI 5364                   2   0  0    32       ZODIAC (459)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          5   6  0    31       VENUSIANS (321)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              3   2  0    31       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315            5   3  0    30       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JULIANUS 5321                 4   3  0    29       EQUESTORS (158)
 BISHOP 5300                   4   8  1    27       X-MEN (78)
 JAILYN 5354                   4   0  1    26       MID EARTH (223)
 MOJO 5340                     4   1  0    24       X-MEN (78)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED SQUIRREL 5357             2   2  0    22       BLACK KELTS (233)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            4   2  0    20       METAL MINCERS (256)
-ANDROPIA 529                  2   1  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-KNIGHT OF PAIN 528            2   2  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          4   6  0    18       CLAN CROW (456)
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             2   2  0    18       BLACK KELTS (233)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 WATERSTONE 5317               4   4  0    16       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAW 4173                      4   3  0    15       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 NULDOR 5374                   2   0  0    15       MID EARTH (223)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386              1   0  0    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 FAYLIN O'COMMA 5322           2   5  0    14       CLAN CROW (456)
 BAD YEAR 5298                 0   1  0    13       2008 (450)
 URLIC MAC COOL 5373           2   0  0    12       CLAN CROW (456)
 CAPTAIN PICARD 5384           1   0  0    11       TREKKERS (462)
-YONKA THE SANE 530            1   2  0    11       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-STRYLOKK 531                  2   1  0    10       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 CANCER 5363                   1   1  0    10       ZODIAC (459)
 LARD SPRINKLE 5359            1   0  0    10       BOHICA (449)
 RINDEL 5346                   2   3  0     9       MID EARTH (223)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              1   4  0     7       BLACK KELTS (233)
 GAMBIT 5372                   1   1  0     7       X-MEN (78)
 BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787           1   4  0     7       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-SON OF FATE 532               0   2  0     6       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          1   0  0     5       TREKKERS (462)
 LIETENANT WORF 5383           1   0  0     5       TREKKERS (462)
 72 5353                       0   1  0     5       2008 (450)
 LIBRA 5366                    1   1  0     4       ZODIAC (459)
 SAGITARIUS 5365               0   2  0     2       ZODIAC (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCHADENFREUDE 5387            0   1  0     1       BOHICA (449)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5382             0   1  0     1       TREKKERS (462)
 MR. SPOCK 5380                0   1  0     1       TREKKERS (462)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEAP 5351               0  1 0 2008 450             SHAMBLING MOUND       605  NONE
WHITE ROBE 3421         3  5 2 BLACK KELTS 233      LUCKY EIREANN 5285    605   
PUFFY SCRUFF 5337       1  2 0 BOHICA 449           A.A. SHOCK 5054       602  REVENGED
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           LAST BUSH 5352        605  NONE
MISTY WATERS 5313       2  7 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  STONE GOLEM           605  NONE
DINKY 5348              1  3 0 STREET WALKERS 97    HEINOUS BEAST         605  NONE
SIN DARELLA 5349        1  3 0 STREET WALKERS 97    HEINOUS BEAST         605  NONE
FALLEN STAR 5385        0  1 0 ZODIAC 459           ARENAMASTER KYAL      605  NONE
PISCES 5362             0  1 0 ZODIAC 459           JAILYN 5354           604   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Elvira M. -- We both congratulate you, Duelmaster. -- Ora and Oremaster

We apologize to all.  There were two down-challenges from the Mincers this turn.  I
don't allow that! -- Ora

Uh.  Er, a this'n ole miner bea thinkin' he done messed up.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Needs Salt -- Sure, sure.  Pour some more salt in the wounds. -- Copper Compacter

Lime -- Message? -- Copper Compacter

Liternius -- I just love it when a plan comes together.  What do you think? -- Copper

Deathwind -- I blew the challenge.  Sorry.  (But I DID need the win.)  I did use a
marginal, though.  See.  I was sorry. -- Silver Saw

Vindocomus -- Well fought, winner! -- Iron Impacter

Himeko -- You challenged?  I'll bet you are sorry now.  (wink) -- Inconel Indenter

I made it back alive from the Apprentice Mailer.  Whew!  I wonder how I did.  Ora
said that unless I really "got with it," she didn't see more than a 2-3. ugh. --
Chrome Cutter

Bohica -- Me borgs wants yer spot.  Aye. -- Oremaster

All -- Last turn then.  I'm 13-9-9-21-17-8-7,  Favor the GS which I never used, Rip
learns which I also barely use since I'm low armor and low con, and the Bash tactic
which I've never used.  My manager really hit the nail on the head with me. -- Elvira

Redbull --  Always find learns like that strange.  I pick up 2 Rip, 1 Par, and 1 Def
skill from a striker that did none-of-the-above.  Thanks, however. -- Elvira

Gilan -- Pretty sure that last blow was not so much me trying to hit you as my
scimitar accidently landing on you as I was dropping from exhaustion. -- Von Grov

     Whatever gets the job done.

Solar Radiation -- You looked a lot better to me than your record would suggest.
Good fight. -- Salamander

Revy -- Ye be so cute me just had ta take a sweep at ye again.  But alas, laddy, it
cannae work out between us fa now.  Maybe down da road, when we have went our
seperate ways fa awhile we can try our attraction agin.  Till then this lassy is
movin on! -- Faylin the Failor

Himeko -- Awww, ye called me Sugar smack.  I didnae know ye liked me.  How sweet.
However, sorry ta hurt ye, lassy, but I'm a free swingin laddie and I cannae be tied
down to just one lassy. -- Smack 

Gilan -- Aye sorry bout that, laddie, but me be suffering from me hangover that day
and wasnae in the mood ta be ye teacher.  As for me stump well ye got ta meet "The
Wacker."  Me a wee bit suprised you didnae see the name etched on the end of it. --
Smack the wielder of "The Wacker"

Jailyn -- Lassy, me manager may not agree with the wimp part and might have even
wanted me face ripped off but me appreciate your consideration for me safety. --
Faylin the O'so Grateful.

White Robe -- Ye bathrobe belt came undone and I was a wee bit distracted for a
moment there before me remembered ta swing. -- Faylin to focus on the task at hand

White Robe -- Showin the family jewels to me lassie on da team durin a fight is a bit
of a low blow (ahem no pun intended).  Good thing she not be distracted from such
small jewels fer very long and remembered her training long enough to smack ye a good
one.  Good thing she's not easily offended by such things. -- Owsly
P.S.  Thas why they make belts with robes so ye donnae have those wardrobe

Silver Saw -- That's one helluva thump ye gave me!  Took me right off me feet!  No
nevermind me being half drunk afore da fight started, ye deserve credit where credit
be do. -- Deathwind Forge

Sporkis -- You must have only seen the kiddie library.  Probably since the librarian
did not feel you were old enough to access the adult material.  Some of the more
interesting titles are "Why running godlings sucks," "Aimed Blows die, they die a
lot," "The Negative effects of being a Down Challenger," "How to make arena enimies
and get yourself Targeted," "Keep your friends close and your enemies using their
Avoids," "It's Kool when your 4 wit Kills," "Kill desire, how to win, lose and die,"
and many others. -- Tiffinal

Yuri -- I thought the life lesson was a (And I do not begrudge you the one Bloodfeud
per warrior it's the DBL that's kinda annoying.)  A 7-3-2 (Plus Tourney FE) Striker
can kick a 3-0-2 (Plus 0 Tourney Fe though you would not know that) Aimed Blow's butt
all over the arena twice. -- Tiffinal

Sporkis -- Well, I have had some really bad style match-ups of late.  All good as
long as the players are not taking things personal and are having fun.  If someone is
actually in reality pissed off they need to speak up so the aggressor can take off
the pressure.  I believe we should all have fun. -- Purple Sage
P.S.  I have a biting sarcastic humor that some can take offence at so I have to be

FAYLIN O'COMMA -- Arghhhhhhh!  For a second, a split second, thought I had you.  I
think with a tweak or two I can take you. -- White robe

JULIANUS -- Next time you want to go to the gym and work on our Physicals I would
prefer Bailey's.  Ouchy ouch ouch. -- Sonte Hinge

LIBRA -- Okay, that was enlightening.  Next time bring some Cashews. -- Red Squirrel

Arenamaster -- Should you be letting Dangerous Criminals run around the Arena? --
Brown Beaver

     Probably not, but they work cheaply. -- Arenamaster Kyall

Horn Rock -- Okay, another bad choice.  Too many of those and I am gonna have a head
ache. -- John Courage
"Food for Thought Builds better brains"

Mojo -- Here I am just strolling around the arena enjoying the day when all of a
sudden a warrior yells out "This Dinky is pathetic."  I didn't even know the fight
had started, not that I would have done much better. -- Dinky

Red Squirrel -- I really, really don't care for rodents. -- Sin Darella

Callisto -- How do we keep meeting on the sands?  Well, if it's any consolation, that
won't ever happen again. -- Daisy Chains

John Courage -- Hmm, wearing armor and a skirt... we really need to talk about your
fashion sense. -- Nailin' Palin (Hey, I can see Uranus from my house)

Starry Night -- Interesting challenge, very interesting indeed. -- Felicia

Chrome Cutter -- Gee, why all the anger, I was wearing ringmail, not chrome. -- Dinky

Gemini -- I've got to cut down on the drinking.  I could have sworn I was seeing two
of you, guess I was just spacing it. -- Sin Darella

Colossus -- To think I thought it was "walk softly and carry a big stick," not
"carry a big stick and try to use Felicia as a golf ball."  That's okay, though, I
just look at it as match play, you're up one after one. -- Felicia

Yuri -- I didn't realize mead gave you so much energy, I know you didn't build it up
by having the boys chase you (it was daylight, I've seen your face). -- Nailin' Palin

Congrats to Red Bull on your invite. -- Roadkill 

Welcome to the arena Zodiac, and a big welcome home to Trail of Tears. -- Roadkill

Chetum -- No lands???  That kinda screws up my retirement plans now doesn't it.  If I
was good enough to compete on the Isle I wouldn't have to retire.  Of course, if a
potion or two got misplaced and I just HAPPEN to find them, well maybe I could
continue fighting for a while. -- Daisy Chains, the ever so subtle.

     Ma'am!  I wouldn't harm your prospects for the world, really I wouldn't!  But
     there never WERE lands.  That was the Lady Greywand's offer, and she never had
     any lands.  Well, except that she seems to think everything belongs to her. --

John Courageless -- What?  I can't hear you from up here in the Champions class. --

Starry Nite -- WTF, over?  You've changed since we've seen you last!  Well done! --
Scruffy, et al

A.A. Shock -- Hahahahaha! -- RCH

Illyria -- Nah nah nah nah can't touch this! -- Needs Salt

Luna -- Probably a bad plan.  There you were, standing out in the sun and sweating,
and I came along to cool you down, but you rejected my best efforts!  Or at least my
standard efforts.  And then you went and started chugging down the mead.  Bad plan.
-- Cloudshadow

John Courage -- Probably too much borage in your tea.  I know people say "borage for
courage," but I think it's all illusion, just the enjoyment of the rhyme, you know?
And when you get down to it, borage is a green.  Not the best stuff, greens.  I could
tell you tales of what has happened in the past to those who ate greens, but I don't
think it would get past the cnesor. -- Horn Rock

Mojo -- What?  There was this humming in my ears, with a kind of glittery feeling in
the air, and I couldn't hear a thing anyone said.  Including the arenamaster saying,
"Begin."  This is worse than the time I got water in my ears. -- Waterstone

Atria -- Ah, familiar faces, and such fetching ones, too!  Not that you have more
than one face.  Still, there you are, here I am.  Come here, you curvy little thing!
-- Mad Dog

Elvira Madigan -- To you, madam. -- Red Bull, no longer interested in the arena

Chetam, Odd Job Man -- That's an odd job for sure.  I wouldn't mind a couple of cows
to start me a herd. -- Red Bull
P.S.  Herding cows is easier than hunting, when you get down to it.  They stay where
you put them, more or less, and sometimes even come when called.  What more could I
ask?  Ah, okay, several things, but this sounds possible.  I'm thinking of going into
the dairy business.

     Er... cows?  Well, let me ask around. -- Chetam.

Our congratulations to Elvira Madigan. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

All -- In honor of the newest installment of Gene Roddenberry's vision, I give you
the Trekkers.  As you are reading this, please spread your fingers, index and middle
in one direction and ring and pinkie in the other, in respect of geekness at its
greatest level.  Live long and prosper. -- Deep Thought, mgr Trekkers
P.S.  How many really gave the Spock salute?

Lady Protector Elvira Madigan -- And what will you have to signal your advancement?
-- Chetam, Odd Job Man of Lapur Arena

Streetwalkers, excellent spotlight!  I liked the way you picked up on the "lands"
issue.  Trail of Tears, excellent column! -- the Scribe

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

4 May 09
Players of Duel 2:

RSI wants to try, in a few arenas, a system that rewards role-play and general arena
involvement.  Our thoughts at this time are as follows, and feedback is earnestly

1.  What to reward.
a.  Spotlights--they don't have to be involved and lengthy storylines, and in fact,
my own inclination is to say: anything game related and original (i,e,, not a
reprint), maybe set a minimum length.  I use TOGS here as my model--half a column as
formatted for the newsletter, and we don't judge the quality of the writing (so long
as the editor isn't grossed out), just the intent to make a positive contribution.
b.  A dm column where one is "due."  Again, no judgment on quality of writing, should
be dm-related, and I would say (this is just me) a minimum length of maybe five
c.  Personals.  More than just "you suck," or "good fight."  How much more doesn't
really concern me, and quality, other than "not offensive to the editor," should not
be an issue.  We don't want to encourage participation and then muzzle it.
d.  It has been suggested that a reward point or two be offered for running a full
team.  We could include this, but my own inclination would be to say that there would
be no points for this, but that those who don't make a clear effort on this
(accidents happen, so maybe something like "when the three-turn total of fights is
below twelve"?) aren't eligible for points on any turn until they get it back up to a
full team.

2.  How to reward it.
a.  We've been thinking nebulously about some kind of point system, obviously, as an
example, say 3 points for a spotlight, 2 for a column, 1 for personals, more points
here for what takes more effort, but some points for any effort.  This is in no way
final!  But some way to keep track of who is contributing and how much, and as non-
subjective as possible; this would be noted as each newsletter would be proofed.  A
way to clearly identify who's sending in what would help, but I can work it out by
referring to the warrior listings if I have to.
b.  But, assuming a point system, do the rewards, whatever they end up being, go to
the player who achieves a certain point total?  Is this calculated per turn, or as a
running total over as many turns as it takes to reach that point?  Or to the player
with the highest total on any given turn?  What about ties?
c.  What do the points get the player?  The current thought is X points gets a free
fight, probably replacing the "Popularity Leader's" free fight in the relevant arena.
That suggests only one player getting a role-play free fight on any given turn.  Is
this enough to encourage the newsletter participation we're hoping for?  Should we
convert "This Week's Favorite" to a role-play free fight also?  Or handle rewards in
some other way entirely?

3.  Where it happens.
The current thought is, try it in four arenas:  one in each region, and one slow
arena.  Who picks the arenas in question?  I'd be inclined to rule out those that are
doing fairly well already (Ardivent, Sunset, Lapur; Arkers, Morya, North Fork), but
is that wise?  Or even fair?  Darned if I know.  Places where it is NOT currently
intended to happen:  Transfer arenas.  Maybe rule out the no-tourney arenas as
current candidates, too?

If this seems to work well enough to be worth the effort, should we consider
extending it to more, eventually to all non-transfer, arenas?

This is not a "someday down the line we might" concept.  We want to do this, and
SOON.  Your feedback would be appreciated, for, against, changes, anything.  You can
email me directly at jputney zianet com (make sure it says DM in the subject line) or
send a diplo to scribe, any arena.

the Scribe

P.S.  Staff members not to be eligible for role-playing free fights.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the
Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.


                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MISTY WATERS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SIN DARELLA was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DINKY was easily killed by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
LEAP was slaughtered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
LAST BUSH savagely slew DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
FALLEN STAR was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CANCER was defeated by JAILYN in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud struggle.
LIME devastated COPPER COMPACTER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
NEEDS SALT was overcome by LITERNIUS in a 1 minute Challenge Title melee.
A.A. SHOCK vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
FELICIA was defeated by COLOSSUS in a 1 minute expert's Challenge duel.
VON GROV was outlasted by NAILIN' PALIN in a 9 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LUNA handily defeated ILLYRIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LUHAR was subdued by CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GILAN was bested by REVY in a 5 minute master vs. novice upset Challenge conflict.
JOHN COURAGE bested VINDOCOMUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Challenge bout.
SALAMANDER overpowered BISHOP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WHITE ROBE was butchered by LUCKY EIREANN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RAW was overpowered by GEMINI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BROWN BEAVER was beaten by ALHENA in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge match.
URLIC MAC COOL beat SONTE HINGE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
FYRE RAYNES bested CHROME CUTTER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
RED SQUIRREL overpowered DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ELVIRA MADIGAN vanquished CALLISTO in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
GLAUCO was defeated by MAKADOS in a popular 1 minute veteran's match.
ATRIA was vanquished by RED HOT CHILI in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ICE SHARD vanquished INCONEL INDENTER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
HORN ROCK won victory over DARK UNCLE in a action packed 1 minute gruesome bout.
STARRY NITE was savagely defeated by SMACK O'MALLEY in a exciting 2 minute fray.
HIMEKO unbelievably bested SILVER SAW in a popular 4 minute gory bout.
ENCOLPIUS vanquished SOLAR RADIATION in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
YURI overpowered BOND SERVANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JULIANUS overpowered WATERSTONE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FAYLIN O'COMMA was luckily beaten by MOJO in a 2 minute fray.
RINDEL subdued 72 in a 2 minute beginner's contest.
BOOKABOUTBIRDS was outlasted by LIETENANT WORF in a 22 minute novice's struggle.
NULDOR bested CAPTAIN KIRK in a 1 minute beginner's bout.
SAGITARIUS was overpowered by CAPTAIN PICARD in a 1 minute bloody one-sided match.
LIBRA was demolished by BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GAMBIT narrowly defeated SCHADENFREUDE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
LARD SPRINKLE handily defeated MR. SPOCK in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
BAD YEAR was luckily beaten by COMMANDER RIKER in a 2 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  30 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  18 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        41 -  38 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  41 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  64 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   47 -  65 -  2      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 605 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  8         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LIME 5178                  12   3  0  103 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOT CHILI 5202         10   4  0   92 BOHICA (449)
TOTAL PARRY      MAKADOS 4704               10   3  0   85 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
PARRY-STRIKE     ICE SHARD 5191             13  10  1   82 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                18  16  1   77 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               17  14  0   74 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENCOLPIUS 5268             11   4  0   54 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      LUHAR 5244                 10   8  2   45 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285          6   4  2   44 CLAN CROW (456)
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 SILVER SAW 5287.  The ten other most popular fighters were VINDOCOMUS 5251, SMACK 
LIME 5178, REVY 5344, JOHN COURAGE 3313, and RED SQUIRREL 5357.

The least popular fighter this week was LIETENANT WORF 5383.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787, NAILIN' PALIN 5302, GILAN 5242, MR. SPOCK 
and DARK UNCLE 2168.

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


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVII

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

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TY DEL-WAVE 3539 (72-67-0)             1  4  0         FORCE OF NATURE      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARANTAR 2241 (58-59-0)                 3  3  0         MID EARTH            
ELENDUR 2013 (88-69-1)                 2  3  0         MID EARTH            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD THANG! 2393 (19-15-0)             3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802 (21-10-0)           2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
GOLDIE 4805 (22-9-4)                   2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
SOLAR ERUPTION 5031 (21-9-3)           2  3  0         VENUSIANS            
REWRITE 2926 (27-15-1)                 1  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205 (12-6-0)         4  3  0  DEAD   BOHICA               
FELICIA 1693 (10-3-1)                  4  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
LUNA 5179 (8-6-0)                      2  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     
VINDOCOMUS 5251 (8-7-0)                2  3  0         EQUESTORS            
MAKADOS 4704 (9-3-0)                   1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
VOW OF SILENCE 5130 (1-0-0)            0  2  0  DEAD   HILLTOP GURUS        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MELISSA RIDDLE 4758 (1-0-0)            8  3  0         GIRLS X 3            
BISHOP 5300 (4-6-1)                    2  3  0         X-MEN                
JULIANUS 5321 (2-3-0)                  2  3  0         EQUESTORS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHROME CUTTER 5316 (3-1-0)             2  3  0         METAL MINCERS        
MOJO 5340 (2-1-0)                      2  3  0         X-MEN                
EXTRADONAIRE 5220 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         CHAMPIONS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LAST BUSH 5352 (0-0-0)                 3  3  2         2008                 
NOVEMBER 5361 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         2008                 
72 5353 (0-0-0)                        1  3  1         2008                 

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOB EVANS 2523 (32-30-0)               2  3  0         BLACK KELTS          
SPERRY DOVE 2446 (31-36-0)             0  3  0         BLACK KELTS          

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRICKHOUSE 4131 (37-15-0)              5  2  0         STREET WALKERS       
FHRAIN 5124 (16-7-2)                   2  3  0         MID EARTH            
KALIMAC 3098 (24-16-0)                 0  3  0         MID EARTH            
MAD DOG MONTANA 4984 (21-17-6)         0  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
URD 4987 (19-8-3)                      0  3  0         WILL DUEL 4 MEAD     

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLOSSUS 556 (16-21-4)                 0  3  0         X-MEN                
GLAUCO 5102 (18-14-1)                  0  3  0         EQUESTORS            
LITERNIUS 5049 (17-22-1)               0  3  0         EQUESTORS            

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK UNCLE 2168 (4-10-0)               0  3  0         X-MEN                
ENCOLPIUS 5268 (9-4-0)                 0  3  0         EQUESTORS            
GRACE ROGERS 4768 (3-3-0)              0  3  0         COUNTRY GIRLS X3     

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCKY EIREANN 5285 (5-3-1)             0  3  0         CLAN CROW            
MEAT POPSICLE 5309 (4-4-0)             0  3  0         BOHICA               
SHE DAISY 4774 (7-2-0)                 0  3  0         COUNTRY GIRLS X3     

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAD YEAR 5298 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         2008                 

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LARD SPRINKLE 5359 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         BOHICA               
LEAP 5351 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         2008