DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/07/2009    Duedate: 10/20/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-616

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELICIA
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-1693) [17-9-2,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELICIA                        BAHRAM
STREET WALKERS (97)            OPEN HAND (466)
(29-1693) [17-9-2,112]         (29-5445) [2-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORN ROCK                      HORN ROCK
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5113) [21-23-0,91]         (29-5113) [21-23-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN CROW (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (97)         57
2. OPEN HAND (466)             40      BOHICA (449)
3. MID EARTH (223)             39      Unchartered Team
4. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        29
5. CLAN CROW (456)             20      OPEN HAND (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BOHICA (449)              81  48  2 62.8   1/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      584 392 47 59.8   2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 1
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      579 393 13 59.6   3/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 0
 4- 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   188 133 20 58.6   4/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            26  23  1 53.1   5- 2 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    6  1 1
 6/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)        231 213 10 52.0   6/ 5 BOHICA (449)              6  2 1
 7/ 8 MID EARTH (223)          473 446 22 51.5   7/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      6  8 0
 8/18*OPEN HAND (466)            5   5  2 50.0   8/14*OPEN HAND (466)           5  5 2
 9/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          762 796 51 48.9   9/18 MID EARTH (223)           5  9 1
10-10 VENUSIANS (321)          320 345 17 48.1  10/12 X-MEN (78)                4  6 0
11-11 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    344 398 24 46.4  11/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            4  8 0
12/13 CLAN CROW (456)           48  56  2 46.2  12-10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     3  0 0
13/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     506 591 10 46.1  13- 8 ZODIAC (459)              3  6 0
14-14 ZODIAC (459)              21  27  1 43.8  14- 7 VENUSIANS (321)           2  3 0
15/16 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     138 180  7 43.4  15-17*GANGSTAS (465)            1  2 0
16/15 X-MEN (78)                81 108 12 42.9  16/19 BLACK KELTS (233)         1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17-19*GANGSTAS (465)             1   5  0 16.7  17/16 METAL MINCERS (256)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                            ))) The Open Hand -- Initial Reactions (((

     To escape their one-room shack in the Old Eastern Ward, the Open Hand stable had
taken to spending evenings at the Keg Leg tavern near the arena. It's a well-lit,
lively place with a small, center stage where the proprietor (an ex-gladiator who
lost his leg in the arena--some swear it can still be found there buried in the sand)
allows street performers and musicians a place to busk.
     "Congratulations!! You survived your first matches!" Senchin cheered, trying to
rouse the dour group.
     "Survive!?!  I'd like to do a little better than survive," ranted Tahmores.
"The only wins we had were from fighting stand-ins they pulled in from the street!
Everyone who fought a listed fighter lost!"
     Senchin glared sternly at Tahmores, "Did you expect to dazzle everyone on your
first fight?  Hmm?  These people aren't playing!  This isn't just some game! ... 
played through the mail ... by geeks bored with reality.  These are warriors!  And
the ones who live to learn from their mistakes are the ones who get the attention of
the Isle."
     Adara added, "Senchin's right, it's not winning and losing that matters so much,
but surviving and learning.  GELLIUS may have beaten me, but I turned the loss to
victory by turning experience to wisdom."
     "I just wish these warriors had more of a sense of style.  GAEGLIN was so...
so... offensive!  It's like they don't care how they look at all!" Tahmores
complained.  "Besides, I could've won," he grinned, "if it weren't for Bahram out in
the stands distracting me by yelling 'GAEGLIN, you stupid idiot!'"
     Bahram laughed and slapped the young Raltuman on the back, "Just trying to help
out, my DWARVEN friend!}
     The team broke out in laughter at Tahmores's annoyance at being mistaken for a
Dwarf by the Gladiatorial Commission.  "I am proud, good-looking Raltuman, not some
hairy, overweight dwarf."  Tahmores's protestations only added fuel to his
companions' mirth.
     "It also seems your sister forgot to mention that she can turn into a feline."
Shirin winked at Adara, the only other Raltuman in the bunch.
     Adara mock clawed Shirin, "Reow!  Hiss!  I think you'll have your hands full of
animal if you get your way with X-Men's BEAST."
     As the merriment continued throughout the evening, Senchin did not fail to
notice Javed's distracted gaze.  "Tell me about what happened out there during your
match, Javed," Senchin coaxed when they had a moment alone.
     Javed shrugged, "I don't know, the same thing that always happens when I fight.
Everything gets all hazy and I feel like I'm watching some madman.  Then, afterwards
... I'm left standing there covered in blood with just a vague memory of what I've
done."
     "You have a lot of anger you've hidden from yourself, I can feel it," Senchin
said.  "This anger gives power, and takes control.  I have heard it said, warriors
with this... ability, are called berserkers."
     Javed was startled by the coarse sounding title but Senchin's words felt...
right, like a missing puzzle piece in his psyche.  "I've always been this skinny,
sickly kid--afraid of everyone, afraid of the world, afraid of dying.  I'm tired of
being afraid.  I want to go to the Isle, conquer death, so that I may help others to
not be afraid.  I... I want to be a Lord Protector."  Putting word to feelings that
Javed scarcely knew he had brought tears to his eyes, but he tucked them away for
another time.
     "You have a come a long way and you have yet far to go, but you have learned
today, young one," Senchin said.  "You have survived... and you have learned."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): KISSA BELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 286): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): MIMOSA of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): SHINING PATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 627): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): 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 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
              (turn 614): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          GLAUCO of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
                          HERON of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
                     (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at STREET WALKERS left the arena dejected, after being kicked 
out of the top spot by CLAN CROW.  Good show!  VENUSIANS after a sorry 0-0-0 might 
want to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' 
blues!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as MID EARTH can attest...  Practice pays for FELICIA, who pummelled 
WATERSTONE, to pocket 26 points.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, MISS 
FRIENDLY FIRE was winsome, after beating SILVER SAW and seeing it lose 20 points.  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by CLOUDSHADOW, of CARDOW 
HUNTERS, who despite a 22-17-0 couldn't overcome LAPUR's Number 1.  Word has it one 
team in LAPUR is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll 
bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CARDOW HUNTERS, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of CLAN CROW, so did that sorry team shy 
from CARDOW HUNTERS If challenges were horses, CAPTAIN KIRK could open up a fast food 
joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, DARK UNCLE 
of X-MEN has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  WATERSTONE of CARDOW HUNTERS, 
possessing a sorry record of 11-8-0, lost his last battle to FELICIA of STREET 
WALKERS.  Young warriors, take note!  Such is a failure's lot!  BAHRAM of OPEN HAND 
sends BROWN BEAVER of BLACK KELTS goes to the Weary Warrior's Retirement Home.  LAPUR 
has no place for weaklings!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must 
needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LAPUR is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELICIA 1693                 17   9  2   112       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282          12   9  0   111       CLAN CROW (456)
-YURI 5188                    16   8  2   109       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 VON GROV 3337                17  17  0   106       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-ILLYRIA 5149                 22  15  0   105       VENUSIANS (321)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        19  18  0    98       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302           15   7  0    95       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SALAMANDER 4165               9   7  0    93       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 MAD DOG 5125                 22  20  0    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            18  14  0    92       BLACK KELTS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATRIA 5101                   23  20  2    91       VENUSIANS (321)
 HORN ROCK 5113               21  23  0    91       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           12   8  2    88       CLAN CROW (456)
-STARRY NITE 5186             18  15  0    87       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             22  17  0    83       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              16  12  0    81       EQUESTORS (158)
 JULIANUS 5321                13   5  0    77       EQUESTORS (158)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5382             7   4  1    76       TREKKERS (462)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397          9   2  0    67       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   6  1    62       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LARD SPRINKLE 5359            8   2  0    59       BOHICA (449)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               13  13  0    58       EQUESTORS (158)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            7   3  0    58       METAL MINCERS (256)
-GEMINI 5364                   6   5  0    58       ZODIAC (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON IMPACTER 5315            8   5  0    56       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396       6   5  0    56       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386              8   4  0    54       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SOLAR RADIATION 5308          8  12  0    52       VENUSIANS (321)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          9  10  0    47       CLAN CROW (456)
 MR. SPOCK 5380                5   6  0    41       TREKKERS (462)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         3   1  0    41       CLAN CROW (456)
 JAILYN 5354                   8   7  1    40       MID EARTH (223)
-CANCER 5363                   5   5  0    40       ZODIAC (459)
-FYRE RAYNES 5341              7   7  0    39       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          3   1  0    38       BOHICA (449)
 MOJO 5340                     8   6  0    36       X-MEN (78)
 SILVER SAW 5287               7   7  1    35       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERFLY 5388                3   8  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RINDEL 5346                   7   9  0    30       MID EARTH (223)
 MAY 5403                      3   2  0    28       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 BAHRAM 5445                   2   0  1    28       OPEN HAND (466)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383          6   5  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          4   7  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
-CYGNI 5404                    5   2  0    26       VENUSIANS (321)
-DUSTY STORM 5418              5   0  0    25       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELLIUS 5448                  3   0  0    23       EQUESTORS (158)
 JAVED 5442                    2   0  1    23       OPEN HAND (466)
 SNOWDROP 5400                 4   3  0    21       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-LEO 5395                      4   3  0    19       ZODIAC (459)
-BOODIKKA 5433                 2   2  0    19       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-LESATH 5417                   3   2  1    16       VENUSIANS (321)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              2  10  0    16       BLACK KELTS (233)
 PAPPADEAUX 5440               2   1  0    15       BOHICA (449)
 FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414        3   5  0    14       CLAN CROW (456)
-LUCKY LUCIANO 5451            1   0  0    14       GANGSTAS (465)
 THERNYS 5427                  1   2  1    13       MID EARTH (223)
 LHISSON 5456                  1   0  0    12       MID EARTH (223)
 ADARA 5441                    1   1  0    12       OPEN HAND (466)
 GAEGLIN 5437                  2   1  0    11       MID EARTH (223)
 ATTICUS 5458                  1   0  0    11       EQUESTORS (158)
-SCORPIO 5415                  2   2  1     9       ZODIAC (459)
-KARIN 5434                    2   1  1     8       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 BEAST 5420                    2   2  0     8       X-MEN (78)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICEMAN 5419                   1   3  0     6       X-MEN (78)
-DEE DEE 5447                  1   0  0     6       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SHIRIN 5443                   0   2  0     2       OPEN HAND (466)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   1  0     1       GANGSTAS (465)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               0   1  0     1       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-JOHN DILLINGER 5450           0   1  0     1       GANGSTAS (465)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BROWN BEAVER 5358       4  7 1 BLACK KELTS 233      BAHRAM 5445           616   
RED SQUIRREL 5357       3  7 1 BLACK KELTS 233      DARK UNCLE 2168       612  NOT REVENGED
ISABELLE PEPPER 5406    2  5 1 BOHICA 449           RIVER MONSTER         616  NONE
WATERSTONE 5317        11  8 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   FELICIA 1693          616   
CHU LANG 5423           0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        LESATH 5417           612  NOT REVENGED
D5 5422                 0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        KARIN 5434            612  NOT REVENGED
URLIC MAC COOL 5373     4  4 0 CLAN CROW 456        CAPTAIN KIRK 5382     612  JUST REVENGED
JOHN DILLINGER 5430     0  1 0 GANGSTAS 465         SCORPIO 5415          613   
TAHMORES 5444           0  2 0 OPEN HAND 466        THERNYS 5427          616   
DARK UNCLE 2168         8 17 1 X-MEN 78             RIVER MONSTER         616  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oremaster -- What happened?  I left for a week of vacation with the girls, and you
didn't send in strategies for our Mincers to fight?  You senile old fogey! -- Ora
(stated affectionately--almost)

Ora -- Me dear, this'n ole miner were too busy gittin' ye some flowers 'n candy fer
yer birthday.  Me borgs hadta wait.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Congratulations to Lord Protector Colossus of X-Men, a fitting Duelmaster for Lapur.
-- Ora and Oremaster

Owlsy -- Thank you for your very nice comment to What's-His-Name and me. -- Ora

Lime -- Thank you for making the river safe before leaving for the Isle.  We can once
again bath without fear. -- Open Hand

Beast -- You may be the best beast I've ever been beaten by.  Perhaps we could find a
better use for your... long sword, unless the term "X-Man" refers to your weapons
lack of... heft. -- Shirin

Gaeglin -- I'm afraid I'll have to agree with the spectators on this one: "GAEGLIN,
you stupid idiot!" --unlike those "smart" idiots :) -- Tahmores

Gellius -- Ow! A painful lesson, but one well learned. -- Adara

Persistent Beggar -- May your soul find peace and safely avoid any Necromancers. --
Javed

Convicted Thief -- Ya won't be pickin' pockets with that hand again, HA! -- Bahram

I've been on a little bit of auto mode so I'm a bit behind.  Congrats to all the
recent grads, I hope you all do well in AD. -- Roadkill

That said, Dorkis, with you graduating both your ABs, you do know that the truce is
over.  I did what I could to help, now you're fair game again.  Nothing personal,
just business. -- Roadkill

Lt. Worf -- Damn....I thought you'd never drop.  But then again I never thought I
could last that long. -- Whip Me Houston

Glauco -- I got lucky (again) in that one.  While you may be cute, I really don't
like that dance. -- Nailin Palin

Horn Rock -- I honestly thought I had a chance against you.  Then the fight started
and reality set in. -- Felicia

Commander Riker -- Geezzzz...a trekker here a trekker there...damn trekkers
everywhere. -- Bimbo Slice

Smack O'Malley -- It would give me the greatest pleasure to do so! -- Cloudshadow

Leo -- Darned cats. -- Butterfly

Felicia -- You're a GUY?  Talk about disappointing! -- Horn Rock

I don't know, somebody suggested that I should "get friendly" with the Venomous
Concubine.  Does that sound like a sane idea to YOU?  It sure doesn't to me. --
Waterstone

A Penniless Lord?  Aren't we all. -- Mad Dog

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

Salamander -- Of my 16 wins, only 2 have been this quick, in the other one the other
guy was not wearing armor either. -- Vindocomus

Cancer -- What is this?  Trying to make a career of challenging me?  Coming back for
the tie breaker? -- Encolpius

Nailin' Palin -- I would like to thank you for ruining my exit from the Arena. --
Glauco

Lapur -- It is time to move on, my replacement will be arriving shortly -- ST (10) 15
- CN (12) 13 SZ 12 WT (10) 15 WL 11 SP 9 DF (5) 9 -- numbers in parenthesis were my
roll-up.  Finished with Adv Exp in init, Master Att, Master Decise.  Slightly
uncoordinated, do good damage, and for the first time -- naturally ADEPT with the
Maul -- the only weapon I used.  Hail and farewell. -- Glauco

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK UNCLE was dealt death by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ISABELLE PEPPER was slaughtered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LUCKY EIREANN unbelievably bested CAPTAIN KIRK in a popular 3 minute Bloodfeud match.
SMACK O'MALLEY viciously subdued NAILIN' PALIN in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
FELICIA murdered WATERSTONE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title competition.
VON GROV vanquished VINDOCOMUS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
COPPER COMPACTER unbelievably bested HORN ROCK in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
DEATHWIND FORGE was vanquished by WHIP ME HOUSTON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PAPPADEAUX was vanquished by JAILYN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KILLIAN MCGUINES overpowered SNOWDROP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
CASIMIR PULASKI overpowered RINDEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ADARA subdued FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN in a unpopular 5 minute bloody Challenge competition.
JAVED demolished BEAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TAHMORES was executed by THERNYS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
COLOSSUS overpowered CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JULIANUS was viciously subdued by SALAMANDER in a action packed 1 minute brutal duel.
MAD DOG bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's brawl.
JOHN COURAGE overpowered ENCOLPIUS in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
SILVER SAW was overpowered by MISS FRIENDLY FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MOJO was savagely defeated by MR. SPOCK in a 3 minute bloody conflict.
BIMBO SLICE devastated COMMANDER RIKER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
LARD SPRINKLE overpowered MAY in a 1 minute uneven fray.
LIEUTENANT WORF was handily defeated by BUTTERFLY in a 4 minute one-sided contest.
BROWN BEAVER was narrowly killed by BAHRAM in a 2 minute duel.
SONTE HINGE lost to GELLIUS in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
GAEGLIN won victory over MISTY RAIN in a action packed 1 minute novice's fray.
ICEMAN was beaten by ATTICUS in a exciting 1 minute beginner's competition.
SHIRIN was overpowered by LHISSON in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  30 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         STRIKING ATTACK   61 -  53 -  4      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  56 -  4      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  15 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  42 -  4      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  41 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  22 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        32 -  40 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  24 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  16 -  0      24  |

Turn 616 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELICIA 1693               17   9  2  112 STREET WALKERS (97)
BASHING ATTACK   SMACK O'MALLEY 5282        12   9  0  111 CLAN CROW (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  SALAMANDER 4165             9   7  0   93 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               22  20  0   92 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         12   8  2   88 CLAN CROW (456)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDSHADOW 5154           22  17  0   83 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  CASIMIR PULASKI 5435        3   1  0   38 BOHICA (449)
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 HORN ROCK 5113.  The ten other most popular fighters were GELLIUS 5448, CAPTAIN 
KIRK 5382, BUTTERFLY 5388, SMACK O'MALLEY 5282, WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397, SALAMANDER 
4165, JOHN COURAGE 3313, MR. SPOCK 5380, BIMBO SLICE 5386, and BAHRAM 5445.

The least popular fighter this week was FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHIRIN 5443, SONTE HINGE 3455, LIEUTENANT WORF 5383, MAY 5403, 
COMMANDER RIKER 5381, MOJO 5340, SILVER SAW 5287, CLOUDSHADOW 5154, TAHMORES 5444, 
and BEAST 5420.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FELICIA (29-1693) STREET WALKERS (97)

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

COLOSSUS (29-556) X-MEN (78)