DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/26/2009    Duedate: 09/08/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED HOT CHILI
BOHICA (449)
(29-5202) [16-6-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED HOT CHILI                  CAPTAIN KIRK
BOHICA (449)                   TREKKERS (462)
(29-5202) [16-6-0,109]         (29-5382) [6-2-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORN ROCK                      JULIANUS
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           EQUESTORS (158)
(29-5113) [20-21-0,82]         (29-5321) [11-4-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VENUSIANS (321)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              44
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         31      BOHICA (449)
3. CREATURE FEATURE (463)      24      Unchartered Team
4. BOHICA (449)                22
5. ZODIAC (459)                16      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)     20   7  0 74.1   1/ 1 VENUSIANS (321)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)              75  46  1 62.0   2/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      578 389 13 59.8   3/ 4 BOHICA (449)              9  5 0
 4/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      574 387 46 59.7   4/ 2 EQUESTORS (158)           7  6 0
 5/ 6*TREKKERS (462)            22  15  1 59.5   5/12 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  7 1
 6/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   182 132 19 58.0   6/ 5 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 0
 7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      353 320 22 52.5   7/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 8/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)        230 211 10 52.2   8/14*ZODIAC (459)              6  4 1
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          468 437 21 51.7   9/11*TREKKERS (462)            6  6 1
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          753 790 51 48.8  10/10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  4 0
11/11 VENUSIANS (321)          318 342 17 48.2  11- 7 X-MEN (78)                5  5 2
12/14*ZODIAC (459)              18  21  1 46.2  12/ 8*CREATURE FEATURE (463)    5  5 0
13/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    341 398 24 46.1  13/13 CLAN CROW (456)           5 10 0
14/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     499 583 10 46.1  14/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  3 0
15-16 X-MEN (78)                77 102 12 43.0  15-15 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  0 0
16/17 CLAN CROW (456)           37  52  2 41.6  16/17 BLACK KELTS (233)         2  5 0
17/18*CREATURE FEATURE (463)    12  18  4 40.0  17/18 MID EARTH (223)           1 10 0
18-19*CHUNG KUO (464)            1  10  0  9.1  18-19*CHUNG KUO (464)           0  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*GANGSTAS (465)             0   3  0  0.0  19/ 0*GANGSTAS (465)            0  3 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 #42 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     Blackwind turned on his companion, his only human companion.  "Redfox, do you
WANT to die?"
     The Rirorni shrugged.  "Everyone dies," he said.  "Yes, even Lord Protectors, in
the end.  But it isn't given to everyone to know that his death will count, so--"
     Before the Malcornishman could answer, Agro cut in.  "Everyone dies," the Croc
agreed, "but it is not necessary to rush on your death before other solutions have
been examined.  Just because these Others claim that blood will seal the barrier
doesn't make it so.  They are guessing--they have admitted it--and it is their nature
to make their first guess one of blood."
     After a moment, Redfox nodded.  "All true, but who among us has the knowledge to
search for other answers?"
     "We are warriors," the Croc said.  "Three of us, and good ones all to be Lord
Protectors in the first place.  Couldn't we just... stand at the gates and fight back
anyone who tries to get out?"
     Blackwind laughed.  "And why not?" he asked.  "Isn't that what the Lady Sheila
established the arena system for to begin with?  To train up warriors to stand at the
gates and prevent unauthorized passage?  I say we do it that way."

Elsewhere:

     Necroma sat up in the tangle of rose briers and looked around her.  Definitely
not limbo, so she was ahead on that.  A valley of roses.  Didn't sound like the
Spirit Land, but she was beginning to realize that there wasn't just one "Spirit
Land" and most of it or them had not been covered by her training.  A LOT of stuff
hadn't been covered in her training.  If she survived this, she was going to have
some heated words with her instructors.
     She stood, looking toward the hilltops that defined her valley of roses.  Aha!
There were Cloudrider and Young Joan, coming over one hill.  So the business of
summoning herself to their location had worked!  She hadn't been sure it would.  The
relief was amazing--not to be the only living person in this place--
     Necroma spread her arms and ran toward the other two, laughing.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for METAL MINCERS, whose 1-1-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 
14th.  WILL DUEL 4 MEAD stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 7 space move up 
the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  The TREKKERS 
guild has had a 4-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, LIME fought ATRIA and gained 29 
points and contributed to WILL DUEL 4 MEAD's 3-2-0.  ATRIA has lost to LIME, falling 
22 points, while helping make VENUSIANS a 4-1-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout 
was between STONE GOLEM and our Duelmaster LUNA, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  The 
crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, LUNA, leaving 
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, RED 
HOT CHILI from BOHICA to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is 
not happy.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the BOHICA stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding BOHICA more than any other team we find WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  LAPUR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
RINDEL from MID EARTH was LAPUR's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave 
attempt, DUNWICH HORROR from CREATURE FEATURE challenged up 23 points to fight LARD 
SPRINKLE from the BOHICA stable.  DUNWICH HORROR perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he won victory over LARD SPRINKLE and ended up with 53 recognition points.  
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED HOT CHILI 5202           16   6  0   109       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLOSSUS 556                 21  25  5   112       X-MEN (78)
-MAKADOS 4704                 16   4  0   110       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 GLAUCO 5102                  23  19  1   107       EQUESTORS (158)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282          10   8  0   105       CLAN CROW (456)
 FELICIA 1693                 15   8  1   103       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LIME 5178                    16   7  0   100       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302           14   5  0    98       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 21  15  0    92       VENUSIANS (321)
 YURI 5188                    15   8  2    92       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATRIA 5101                   23  19  2    90       VENUSIANS (321)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        18  17  0    90       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            17  14  0    88       BLACK KELTS (233)
 HORN ROCK 5113               20  21  0    82       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MAD DOG 5125                 20  19  0    82       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             21  15  0    81       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AKUMU 4674                   13  14  1    81       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STARRY NITE 5186             17  15  0    80       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 JULIANUS 5321                11   4  0    77       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   5  1    66       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5382             6   2  1    66       TREKKERS (462)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              14  11  0    65       EQUESTORS (158)
 WATERSTONE 5317               9   7  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON IMPACTER 5315            8   4  0    59       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            7   3  0    58       METAL MINCERS (256)
-DARK UNCLE 2168               8  15  1    57       X-MEN (78)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            9   8  2    56       CLAN CROW (456)
-SILVER SAW 5287               7   6  1    55       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               12  11  0    53       EQUESTORS (158)
 DUNWICH HORROR 5391           4   2  2    53       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 CANCER 5363                   5   3  0    52       ZODIAC (459)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397          6   2  0    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386              6   3  0    44       STREET WALKERS (97)
-HANNICHI 4860                 3   1  1    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LARD SPRINKLE 5359            6   2  0    40       BOHICA (449)
-MOJO 5340                     8   4  0    38       X-MEN (78)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          7   9  0    38       CLAN CROW (456)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          7  12  0    38       VENUSIANS (321)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAILYN 5354                   7   5  1    33       MID EARTH (223)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396       4   4  0    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
 THE BLOB 5389                 3   3  0    33       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 GEMINI 5364                   4   5  0    32       ZODIAC (459)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              6   7  0    31       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CYGNI 5404                    5   1  0    31       VENUSIANS (321)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383          6   2  0    29       TREKKERS (462)
 RINDEL 5346                   7   6  0    27       MID EARTH (223)
 LESATH 5417                   3   1  1    26       VENUSIANS (321)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          3   5  0    26       TREKKERS (462)
-ANSHIN 4861                   7   3  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             4   6  1    23       BLACK KELTS (233)
 REPTILICUS 5390               2   4  1    23       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 MR. SPOCK 5380                3   5  0    22       TREKKERS (462)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          1   1  0    22       BOHICA (449)
 WOLFMAN 5393                  2   4  1    21       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 CHISAHARU 5180                3   0  0    20       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 KARIN 5434                    2   0  1    20       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SCORPIO 5415                  2   0  1    20       ZODIAC (459)
 ISABELLE PEPPER 5406          2   4  1    19       BOHICA (449)
 DUSTY STORM 5418              4   0  0    17       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              2   9  0    15       BLACK KELTS (233)
 BUTTERFLY 5388                2   6  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LIBRA 5366                    2   6  0    12       ZODIAC (459)
 LEO 5395                      3   2  0    11       ZODIAC (459)
 FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414        2   3  0     9       CLAN CROW (456)
-BEAST 5420                    1   1  0     9       X-MEN (78)
 THE BRIDE 5392                1   5  0     8       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 PAPPADEAUX 5440               1   0  0     6       BOHICA (449)
-LI YUAN 5407                  1   2  0     5       CHUNG KUO (464)
 TAKACHI 5425                  1   1  0     4       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ICEMAN 5419                   0   2  0     2       X-MEN (78)
 BOODIKKA 5433                 0   2  0     2       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         0   1  0     1       CLAN CROW (456)
-D6 5424                       0   1  0     1       CHUNG KUO (464)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RED SQUIRREL 5357       3  7 1 BLACK KELTS 233      DARK UNCLE 2168       612   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CHU LANG 5423           0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        LESATH 5417           612   
D5 5422                 0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        KARIN 5434            612   
KARR 5409               0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        DUNWICH HORROR 5391   610   
URLIC MAC COOL 5373     4  4 0 CLAN CROW 456        CAPTAIN KIRK 5382     612   
ICE SHARD 5191         14 13 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LUHAR 5244            609  REVENGED
MUNDANE MUDSLIDE 5401   1  3 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  STONE GOLEM           613  NONE
GOTTI 5429              0  1 0 GANGSTAS 465         STONE GOLEM           613  NONE
JOHN DILLINGER 5430     0  1 0 GANGSTAS 465         SCORPIO 5415          613   
MEYER LANSKY 5428       0  1 0 GANGSTAS 465         SHAMBLING MOUND       613  NONE
LUHAR 5244             12 13 3 MID EARTH 223        COLOSSUS 556          612   
RUG 4274 5438           0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        WYVERN                613  NONE
FLUFFY 5405             1  2 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 REPTILICUS 5390       610  JUST REVENGED
LUNA 5179              16  8 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 STONE GOLEM           613  NONE
BISHOP 5300             6 10 1 X-MEN 78             ATRIA 5101            609  NOT REVENGED
GAMBIT 5372             3  3 1 X-MEN 78             RED SQUIRREL 5357     609  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Smack O'Malley -- You really didn't have to SMACK me, did you? -- Copper Compacter

Whip Me Houston -- Okay, I did, but I am not Houston; I am... Iron Impacter

Congrats again to Duelmaster Luna, now a Lord Protector. -- Ora and Oremaster

And gratters ta ye, A.A. Shock, Lord Pertecter!  Aye. -- Oremaster and Ora

Sporkis -- Good luck in your World Dictator campaign.  The world needs a good dic,
but not necessarily a tator. -- The Metal Mincers

     Oh, I dunno, baked and buttered... hmm, sounds good.

Lady Protector Mad Dog Montana -- I am trying to throw fights for you.  Can I collect
on that contract? -- Copper Compacter

Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my recent invite.  I'll miss you all.
Okay, not all of you, but I WILL miss many of you.  I'm off to semi-retirement in
103.  I'll still fight occasionally, you know, to smack around the Street Walkers
from time to time, but as a striker, my future is limited so I'll mostly enjoy my
immortality in peace.  Au Revoir. -- Needs Salt

Needs Salt -- Maybe you do, but you know if you go salting clouds, you get rain!  We
don't need rain.  We're pushing the records for rainfall already. -- Cloudshadow

Luna -- Ah, this is a "good-bye" match, is it?  The most frustrating kind, when both
parties think of all the reasons they should have been having fun together, but now
it's too late!  Ah, well, the human burden. -- Horn Rock
P.S.  And a title match, too!  Glad I didn't win it, I don't have any "words of
wisdom" ready on hand for such a need.

Vindocomus -- Sounds like a Gaulish name to me, and come to think of it, you LOOK
like a Gaul.  Well, take that. -- Mad Dog

Encolpius -- Are you, perchance, suffering from an input error with regard to the
armor? -- Waterstone, a little surprised

Rindel -- Not at all the result I would have expected, but I will take it!  My
thanks. -- Butterfly

Nailin Palin -- Sounds like a plan, except that I don't think "arenamaster" is an
elective position. -- Cloudshadow

Luhar -- Life is full of rocks. -- Horn Rock

Our congratulations to Luna and A.A. Shock. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Luna -- Eh, another one.  No, wait, it's another TWO, here's A.A. Shock also
graduating!  Really, this is too much!  Do you think I'm made of money?  Or that the
arena is made of money?  You're getting a ticket to the Big Time, what more can you
ask?  Well, you can probably think of something more to ask, everyone always can.  If
you do, contact me, and I'll explain why we can't get it for you. -- Chetam, Odd-Job
Man of Lapur Arena

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUNA was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MUNDANE MUDSLIDE was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RUG 4274 was murdered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOTTI was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MEYER LANSKY was assassinated by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LUCKY EIREANN was viciously subdued by CAPTAIN KIRK in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
YURI bested REPTILICUS in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
RED HOT CHILI devastated A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
SMACK O'MALLEY vanquished CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
COPPER COMPACTER unbelievably bested HORN ROCK in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
JAILYN was defeated by BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
DEATHWIND FORGE was handily defeated by WATERSTONE in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
CANCER savagely defeated ENCOLPIUS in a 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
DUNWICH HORROR overcame LARD SPRINKLE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
RINDEL was subdued by SOLAR RADIATION in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge match.
THE BRIDE was handily defeated by FYRE RAYNES in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
THE BLOB vanquished BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ISABELLE PEPPER lost to CYGNI in a 1 minute Challenge fray.
DUSTY STORM luckily beat FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN in a 9 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
KARIN defeated SONTE HINGE in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge bout.
GLAUCO savagely defeated STARRY NITE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's match.
ATRIA was devastated by LIME in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FELICIA outwaited JOHN COURAGE in a 10 minute gruesome veteran's match.
NAILIN' PALIN vanquished JULIANUS in a popular 4 minute mismatched fray.
AKUMU subdued CHROME CUTTER in a popular 1 minute fight.
MAD DOG lost to ILLYRIA in a 3 minute veteran's match.
VINDOCOMUS vanquished MISS FRIENDLY FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WHIP ME HOUSTON savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal melee.
WOLFMAN lost to GEMINI in a 1 minute fray.
BROWN BEAVER was luckily beaten by LIEUTENANT WORF in a exciting 3 minute bloody fray.
LIBRA lost to MR. SPOCK in a 2 minute bout.
COMMANDER RIKER overpowered TAKACHI in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LEO was handily defeated by CASIMIR PULASKI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCORPIO murdered JOHN DILLINGER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
LESATH overpowered BOODIKKA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHISAHARU overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute amateur's match.
KILLIAN MCGUINES lost to PAPPADEAUX in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  32 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  54 -  5      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  18 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         LUNGING ATTACK    60 -  60 -  4      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  21 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  41 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  54 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        33 -  46 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  21 -  4      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  21 -  0      32  |

Turn 613 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOT CHILI 5202         16   6  0  109 BOHICA (449)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                23  19  1  107 EQUESTORS (158)
TOTAL PARRY      FELICIA 1693               15   8  1  103 STREET WALKERS (97)
AIMED BLOW       LIME 5178                  16   7  0  100 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               20  19  0   82 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  WATERSTONE 5317             9   7  0   60 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285          9   8  2   56 CLAN CROW (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HORN ROCK 5113.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JULIANUS 5321.  The ten other most popular fighters were GOTTI 5429, HORN ROCK 
5113, CAPTAIN KIRK 5382, SOLAR RADIATION 5308, BROWN BEAVER 5358, FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 
5414, GLAUCO 5102, WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397, KARIN 5434, and FELICIA 1693.

The least popular fighter this week was DUSTY STORM 5418.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHISAHARU 5180, BOODIKKA 5433, JOHN DILLINGER 5430, SCORPIO 
5415, LEO 5395, TAKACHI 5425, WOLFMAN 5393, JOHN COURAGE 3313, ATRIA 5101, and 
BUTTERFLY 5388.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

RED HOT CHILI (29-5202) BOHICA (449)

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

A.A. SHOCK (29-5054) FORCE OF NATURE (312)
LUNA (29-5179) WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)