DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2009    Duedate: 07/14/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEEDS SALT
BOHICA (449)
(29-5206) [15-3-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEEDS SALT                     CAPTAIN KIRK
BOHICA (449)                   TREKKERS (462)
(29-5206) [15-3-0,133]         (29-5382) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      IRON IMPACTER
EQUESTORS (158)                METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5049) [19-26-1,98]         (29-5315) [6-4-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              61
2. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      45      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. BLACK KELTS (233)           40      Unchartered Team
4. MID EARTH (223)             35
5. EQUESTORS (158)             25      TREKKERS (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     17   7  0 70.8   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 0
 2/ 3*TREKKERS (462)            13   7  0 65.0   2/ 6 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 0
 3/ 2 BOHICA (449)              64  38  1 62.7   3/ 2 BOHICA (449)              9  5 1
 4/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      572 384 13 59.8   4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)           8  6 1
 5/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)      561 380 46 59.6   5/10 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      8  7 0
 6/ 6 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   174 121 18 59.0   6/ 8*TREKKERS (462)            7  3 0
 7/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)        228 206 10 52.5   7/ 9 X-MEN (78)                7  8 0
 8/ 8 MID EARTH (223)          466 423 21 52.4   8/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 0
 9/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          742 783 51 48.7   9/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
10/10 VENUSIANS (321)          304 336 16 47.5  10/11 CLAN CROW (456)           7  8 0
11/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     490 572 10 46.1  11/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)           6  8 1
12/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    331 388 24 46.0  12/16 BLACK KELTS (233)         5  8 2
13/13 CLAN CROW (456)           31  38  2 44.9  13/13*ZODIAC (459)              5  9 0
14/14 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     130 169  7 43.5  14/18 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  3 1
15/15 X-MEN (78)                70  96 10 42.2  15/15*CREATURE FEATURE (463)    4 11 2
16/18*ZODIAC (459)              11  17  0 39.3  16/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     3  9 0
17-17 2008 (450)                20  31  2 39.2  17/17 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18/16*CREATURE FEATURE (463)     4  11  2 26.7  18-14 2008 (450)                2  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #39 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     "So, what's our first move?" Blackwind asked.  He was glad it was late twilight
so that he couldn't clearly see the two who had come from that other place to help
them, Arhazul and Triforos.  He didn't want to know what they looked like here in the
mortal world.  He didn't want them here in the mortal world, and the fastest way to
get them back to their own home was to solve this problem they'd been set--by, he
guessed, Uncle Wolf and Lord Malcorn.
     "First we must describe the dimension of the problem," Arhazul said.  Its tone
was brisk, all business now.  "We see before us the Silent Place," a limb of some
sort waved at it in the darkness, "and we know the barrier around it to have been
breached, that much is obvious from the shape of the presence that remains.  Further,
we know that the breach in question lies before us, at the place you mortals would
call the 'natural' entrance.  A gate of sorts, merely physical itself but strongly
symbolic, of course, in the barrier that surrounds it."
     "I didn't know demons liked to lecture," Redfox muttered in his ear.
     "Yeah, well, I guess demons are like mortals and come all sorts," Blackwind
answered.  "I can live with it."
     If Arhazul heard their comments, it gave no sign.  "But it would be folly for us
to advance at once upon this obvious weak point without first determining that the
rest of the barrier remains intact.  What use to attack if there is a bolt-hole by
which our foes may escape?"
     "Are they all our foes in there?" Blackwind asked.
     "You question?" Triforos demanded.  "You seek to permit some to escape a due
punishment?"
     "No, I'm not arguing.  I really want to hear the answer," the Malcornishman
said.  "With humans, residence in a place doesn't mean you are necessarily guilty of
something that some other residents did."
     "Here it means that," Arhazul answered.  "All herein are parties to the Oath
Which Is Broken.  If they did not consent at the time, being unaware, they have still
had opportunity to seek restoration.  They have not done so, or we would smell it on
the wind.  All are complicit and thus guilty of the oath-breaking."
     "Okay.  Just figured I should check any loose ends before they become a big
deal," Blackwind said.  "Our best information by the sources we have at hand, then,
is that everything inside the Silent Place is a foe."
     "Yes.  Now, let us discover whether they have managed to secure an escape route,
which could only have been done after the seal on the barrier, and thus its
integrity, had been broken but could then have been done by anyone with sufficient
skill and power--or what you mortals call 'luck'."
     Blackwind shrugged.  He guessed it made a kind of sense, and he had no problem
at all visualizing some lesser magician or necromancer poking around and discovering
that now the once-impenetrable barrier around the Silent Place would yield to his
efforts.  And that finding this so, whether he had any specific reason for making an
entry or not, he would do it just because he could, giving not one thought to the
possible consequences.  To his mind, that was practically the definition of a
magician:  I want what I want, however I can get it, and damn the consequences!
Okay, he was doing an injustice to some magicians, but most, or at least a lot of
them, were like that.  Probably compensation:  If they'd been any good with a blade,
they'd never have bothered to study magic.
     Meanwhile, he was following the two demons on a circuit of the enclosure.
Thrashing through underbrush which he mostly couldn't see now that it was full dark.
Getting soaked, because it must have rained recently and everything was dripping.
Slapping at bugs.  The demons didn't seem to be having these problems, not even the
one with the underbrush.  Life was so unfair!
     "There!"  The voice was Triforos's, from well ahead of them.  The junior demon
must be doing scout duty.  "A flaw in the barrier, as though it has been opened and
then closed... ineptly."
     The others moved to where it 'stood' and looked.  The barrier itself was marked
by a fence of iron uprights with spear-head shaped finials and chains linking them at
top, middle, and bottom.  Some rust, but less than Blackwind would have expected,
given the age of the place and the climate.  Arhazul muttered something, and a
ghostly greenish light flowed from its hand to illuminate the scene.  A broken chain,
one upright missing and the ones on either side of the gap bent away.  A man could
squeeze through that hole, though not easily unless he was small and thin.
     Agro stepped into the spill of light and knelt, touching the ground with a
clawed fingertip.  In one place, another, a third.  "There were two humans here," the
Croc said.  "A man, a child."  The finger tapped one track.  "The child went through
the gap," the finger moved to one of the bent poles, "and scratched himself on the
iron here.  If those within are like the others we have met, the blood-scent would
have drawn them.  The tracks don't tell me what happened next."

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): IRON MEN (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm king of the world!  I'm the greatest!  And I'm pretty.  Ain't got a mark on my
face.  I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived.  I'm so fast that last night I blew
out the candle in my room and was in bed before the room got dark.  Any of you
Challenger Champions even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.  I'm
a bad man!

*Smack*

Sorry, got a little over zealous.  You see, I'm the first Duelmaster Scruffy has ever
managed.  It's been an exciting couple weeks in the Bohican guild house.  What I
MEANT to say was that I'm just glad I could help the team.  I'm just taking them one
at a time and the good gods willing, I'll leave for the isle of immortality soon.

Thanks to everyone who has answered questions on strategy and design, and given
advice over the past year.  I'd give you a shout out but I'm not sure you want to be
publicly associated with Bohica!  You know who you are, so thank you.

Needs Salt

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for LAPUR.  Uncool, CARDOW HUNTERS.  I mean 
1-4-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  TRAIL OF TEARS like really fought hard to move up to 5th from 10th.  Way 
to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, TREKKERS!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 
and moved up to 6th!  MVP award for LUHAR?  MID EARTH's proud of him after beating 
ICE SHARD and getting 29 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  FYRE RAYNES' match 
with CAPTAIN KIRK cost him a loss of 13 points!  This Duelmaster is like something 
else!  NEEDS SALT stopped FELICIA dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists 
all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR 
photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of TREKKERS must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are CREATURE FEATURE?  
TREKKERS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can TRAIL OF TEARS' BOOKABOUTBIRDS be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?  I'm not so sure COPPER COMPACTER 
knew all the facts when it challenged LITERNIUS of EQUESTORS.  I saw COPPER COMPACTER 
stumbling and dribbling at The Warty Toad last week...  Like, was that some fighting 
on COPPER COMPACTER's part, or what?  And it got 21 points out of it!  (besides 
getting in my report)  Poor LITERNIUS.  People were asking me did YURI REALLY 
challenge A.A. SHOCK?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't 
a spectacular fight, or anything, but A.A. SHOCK wants me to write about it since he 
was subdued by YURI.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LAPUR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because DEATHWIND FORGE had 6-6-0 was 
no reason for CLAN CROW to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  It was kind of sad, 
seeing old BISHOP stumbling around the arena, before ATRIA finished him off.  Oh 
well!  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't believe how many people were snickering 
when LUHAR killed ICE SHARD.  So he had a 14-13-1, that's no excuse!  Like was that 
some Bloodfeud, or what?  (RINDEL vs. WOLFMAN, that is.) RED HOT CHILI bloodfeuded 
(is that a word?) DUNWICH HORROR for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it 
really worth it?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from 
you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEDS SALT 5206              15   3  0   133       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAUCO 5102                  20  18  1   112       EQUESTORS (158)
 LIME 5178                    15   4  0   106       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 YURI 5188                    13   6  2   100       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LITERNIUS 5049               19  26  1    98       EQUESTORS (158)
 FELICIA 1693                 12   7  1    98       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LUNA 5179                    13   7  0    96       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202           13   5  0    94       BOHICA (449)
 COLOSSUS 556                 19  24  4    91       X-MEN (78)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302           12   3  0    90       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ATRIA 5101                   20  18  2    89       VENUSIANS (321)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        16  15  0    89       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUHAR 5244                   12  10  3    89       MID EARTH (223)
 MAKADOS 4704                 13   4  0    87       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              18  25  3    86       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MAD DOG 5125                 19  16  0    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 18  14  0    84       VENUSIANS (321)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            16  13  0    83       BLACK KELTS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             19  13  0    81       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 STARRY NITE 5186             17  11  0    77       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HORN ROCK 5113               18  19  0    73       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VON GROV 3337                15  15  0    70       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           8   6  0    66       CLAN CROW (456)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   4  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              11  10  0    60       EQUESTORS (158)
 JULIANUS 5321                 8   3  0    58       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            8   5  2    57       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287               7   5  1    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               11   8  0    47       EQUESTORS (158)
 SALAMANDER 4165               6   6  0    47       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               6  14  0    46       X-MEN (78)
 GILAN 5242                   10  12  1    44       MID EARTH (223)
-BAD YEAR 5298                 3   1  0    43       2008 (450)
 MOJO 5340                     6   3  0    40       X-MEN (78)
 JAILYN 5354                   6   2  1    39       MID EARTH (223)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            5   2  0    33       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LARD SPRINKLE 5359            4   1  0    33       BOHICA (449)
-LAST BUSH 5352                1   0  1    33       2008 (450)
 RINDEL 5346                   6   3  0    32       MID EARTH (223)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5382             3   1  0    32       TREKKERS (462)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          6   9  0    31       VENUSIANS (321)
 RED SQUIRREL 5357             3   5  1    31       BLACK KELTS (233)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            6   4  0    30       METAL MINCERS (256)
 REVY 5344                     6   3  0    30       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397          3   1  0    30       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MAY 5403                      2   0  0    30       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383          4   0  0    28       TREKKERS (462)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396       3   1  0    28       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CANCER 5363                   3   3  0    25       ZODIAC (459)
 WATERSTONE 5317               6   6  0    24       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CAPTAIN PICARD 5384           3   1  0    24       TREKKERS (462)
 LIBRA 5366                    2   4  0    24       ZODIAC (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONTE HINGE 3455              2   7  0    23       BLACK KELTS (233)
 DUNWICH HORROR 5391           1   2  1    23       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 GEMINI 5364                   2   4  0    21       ZODIAC (459)
 MR. SPOCK 5380                1   3  0    21       TREKKERS (462)
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             3   5  1    18       BLACK KELTS (233)
 SNOWDROP 5400                 2   1  0    18       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              4   5  0    17       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 WOLFMAN 5393                  1   2  1    17       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787           2   7  0    13       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LICKETY SPLIT 5416            1   0  0    13       BOHICA (449)
 URLIC MAC COOL 5373           3   2  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
 ISABELLE PEPPER 5406          1   1  1    11       BOHICA (449)
 LEO 5395                      2   1  0    10       ZODIAC (459)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386              2   3  0     9       STREET WALKERS (97)
-NOVEMBER 5361                 1   0  0     9       2008 (450)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          2   2  0     8       TREKKERS (462)
 THE BLOB 5389                 1   2  0     8       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 FLUFFY 5405                   1   1  0     7       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414        1   0  0     7       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERFLY 5388                1   3  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 REPTILICUS 5390               1   2  0     5       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 CYGNI 5404                    1   1  0     4       VENUSIANS (321)
 THE BRIDE 5392                0   3  0     3       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
-LEAP YEAR 5402                0   1  0     1       2008 (450)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WAGON DRIVER 3 5412     0  1 0 BLACK KELTS 233      ARENAMASTER KYAL      609  NONE
WHITE ROBE 3421         3  5 2 BLACK KELTS 233      LUCKY EIREANN 5285    605  REVENGED
SCHADENFREUDE 5387      1  2 0 BOHICA 449           DUNWICH HORROR 5391   607  JUST REVENGED
DEATHWIND FORGE 5283    6  7 0 CLAN CROW 456        SHAMBLING MOUND       609  NONE
ICE SHARD 5191         14 13 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LUHAR 5244            609   
NULDOR 5374             3  2 0 MID EARTH 223        WOLFMAN 5393          608  JUST REVENGED
RAW 4173                4  5 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   BROWN BEAVER 5358     607  JUST REVENGED
ALHENA 5291             4 12 0 VENUSIANS 321        SILVER SAW 5287       608   
BISHOP 5300             6 10 1 X-MEN 78             ATRIA 5101            609   
GAMBIT 5372             3  3 1 X-MEN 78             RED SQUIRREL 5357     609   
SAGITARIUS 5365         2  3 0 ZODIAC 459           ISABELLE PEPPER 5406  608   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, pshaw!  Meat Popsicle done kilt Arenamaster Kyall!  Will Lapur bea shutted down?
-- Oremaster

Oremaster -- You silly coot!  Well done to Meat Popsicle. -- Ora

Nailin' Pailin -- I wanted you.  Six rounds!  You couldn't give it to me in round
one?  Are you conservative or something? -- Inconel Indenter

Luna, Luna Luna.  That hurt!  No mead for you! -- Copper Compacter
P.S.  And I want to be at your panty raid!

Gambit -- That it was, and this cyborg played it best. -- Iron Impacter

Venusians, Alhena, we may be tough old borgs, but I did NOT mean for that to happen.
May you fight well in That Great Arena In The Sky, Alhena. -- Silver Saw

Sporkis -- Glad to have ye back spoutin hot air.  Every little bit helps, mate. --
Oremaster

Welcome all you newbies to Lapur.  We hope you love it here.  Stay long and prosper.
-- Ora, Metal Mincers

Aye.  Newbies be good! -- Oremaster, the real Manager of Metal Mincers

Needs Salt -- A salute to a sweet Duelmaster. -- Ora

Naye.  He be a nasty Duelmaster, he be. -- Oremaster

Purple Sage -- Nice spots.  Are there any words left in the dictionary? -- Ora

VV -- Nope, not Willie Nelson, although it's often been confused as a member of ZZ
Top. -- Very Scruffy Puff

Dunwich -- Since you were able to avoid my BF last turn, and I will be tied up with a
BF myself this turn, I'm calling in the cavalry! -- Isabelle

Sagitarius' Manager -- Sorry, that offensive explosion was meant for someone else;
see above.  I await your BF. -- Isabelle

Cloudshadow -- Sweet Home Alastaria, I won! -- Needs Salt

Butterfly -- You float like, well, yourself, but I sting like a bee! -- Lard Sprinkle

Butterfly -- Definitely an input error but according ta Owsly me never quite reached
me potential and he be tired of draggin me arse up for trainin.  His words be
"Everybody else can get tanked an be up in da mornin so why cannae you be?  Enough be
enough me an da lads be through wit ye slackin." -- Ghost of Faylin

We Crows be looking for da 52pt gain them street harlots be gettin!  We be shorted
10pts!  HRRRUMMPHHH!!!  Come on, lads, lets hit da pub and soak it off! -- Owsly

Salamander -- Ye toad, ye almost had me, laddy.  Who be saying ye cannae barrel
through ta victory? -- Lucky Eireann

Jailyn -- Them Captured Orc be viscious little boogers!  Me be thinkin it's from all
that confinement they be stuck in and me be hearin RSI dannae be emptyin their litter
box neither. -- Lucky Eireann

     That's the Irritated Housewife's job.

Needs Salt -- Hmm, or maybe a tad of garlic? -- Cloudshadow

Lard Sprinkle -- Well, it could be worse.  It could be stabilized vegetable fat,
which my sister--she does food fads--assures me is MUCH worse. -- Butterfly

Cancer -- What, already?  Cheese, I didn't realize... let me check the almanac. --
Waterstone

A.A. Shock -- Blow me down, or something. -- Mad Dog

Atria -- Gently does it, ma'am!  Let me take you to dinner when you get out of the
Infirmary, eh? -- Horn Rock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEATHWIND FORGE was viciously butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 3 minute fight.
WAGON DRIVER 3 was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RED HOT CHILI savagely defeated DUNWICH HORROR in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SALAMANDER demolished BROWN BEAVER in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
RINDEL unbelievably bested WOLFMAN in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
LIME devastated CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
COPPER COMPACTER unbelievably bested LITERNIUS in a 4 minute expert's Challenge fight.
NAILIN' PALIN slimly won victory over JOHN COURAGE in a slow 11 minute Challenge duel.
YURI vanquished A.A. SHOCK in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BISHOP was executed by ATRIA in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge melee.
LUHAR savagely slew ICE SHARD in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge competition.
SMACK O'MALLEY was subdued by ILLYRIA in a 4 minute Challenge match.
LARD SPRINKLE devastated WATERSTONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SONTE HINGE won victory over ISABELLE PEPPER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
CAPTAIN KIRK devastated FYRE RAYNES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
LIEUTENANT WORF luckily beat GEMINI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
MR. SPOCK overpowered BOOKABOUTBIRDS in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
THE BLOB was overpowered by WHIP ME HOUSTON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FLUFFY overcame THE BRIDE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
LEO was overpowered by MAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NEEDS SALT subdued FELICIA in a action packed 2 minute gruesome Title bout.
GLAUCO handily defeated MAKADOS in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
COLOSSUS savagely defeated VINDOCOMUS in a popular 1 minute gruesome veteran's duel.
VON GROV was overpowered by MAD DOG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LUNA vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
HORN ROCK was luckily beaten by STARRY NITE in a 1 minute veteran's fray.
GILAN savagely defeated SOLAR RADIATION in a 4 minute gory fight.
ENCOLPIUS lost to SILVER SAW in a 1 minute fray.
LUCKY EIREANN defeated JAILYN in a exciting 1 minute match.
IRON IMPACTER was luckily beaten by MOJO in a exciting 8 minute brutal fight.
JULIANUS overpowered REVY in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
DARK UNCLE bested MISS FRIENDLY FIRE in a 3 minute brutal veteran vs. amateur duel.
CANCER demolished URLIC MAC COOL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LIBRA handily defeated BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GAMBIT was savagely slain by RED SQUIRREL in a exciting 3 minute gruesome conflict.
COMMANDER RIKER was savagely defeated by SNOWDROP in a 4 minute beginner's bout.
CAPTAIN PICARD demolished CYGNI in a 1 minute uneven competition.
BUTTERFLY was overpowered by LICKETY SPLIT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
REPTILICUS was unbelievably bested by FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN in a 8 minute amateur's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY       48 -  32 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   60 -  58 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  29 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        37 -  41 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    56 -  67 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  20 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  51 -  3      41  |

Turn 609 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      4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NEEDS SALT 5206            15   3  0  133 BOHICA (449)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                20  18  1  112 EQUESTORS (158)
AIMED BLOW       LIME 5178                  15   4  0  106 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
TOTAL PARRY      FELICIA 1693               12   7  1   98 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      LUHAR 5244                 12  10  3   89 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               19  16  0   84 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285          8   5  2   57 CLAN CROW (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER SAW 5287             7   5  1   51 METAL MINCERS (256)
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 IRON IMPACTER 5315.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITERNIUS 5049, RED 
HOT CHILI 5202, NEEDS SALT 5206, RED SQUIRREL 5357, GEMINI 5364, SNOWDROP 5400, 
REPTILICUS 5390, SMACK O'MALLEY 5282, LARD SPRINKLE 5359, and MR. SPOCK 5380.

The least popular fighter this week was NAILIN' PALIN 5302.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414, BUTTERFLY 5388, CYGNI 5404, COMMANDER 
RIKER 5381, BIMBO SLICE 5386, URLIC MAC COOL 5373, REVY 5344, ENCOLPIUS 5268, VON 
GROV 3337, and LEO 5395.