DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2009    Duedate: 11/17/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VON GROV
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-3337) [19-17-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VON GROV                       STR82HEL
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)           PLATES (452)
(29-3337) [19-17-0,120]        (29-5227) [3-2-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORN ROCK                      WHIP ME HOUSTON
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-5113) [23-23-0,113]        (29-5397) [10-3-0,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZODIAC (459)                49
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         48      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. METAL MINCERS (256)         28      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        25
5. X-MEN (78)                  24      PLATES (452)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BOHICA (449)              81  50  2 61.8   1/ 2 MID EARTH (223)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      590 396 50 59.8   2/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 4
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      583 393 13 59.7   3/ 5 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     10  5 0
 4/ 0*PLATES (452)              10   8  0 55.6   4/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 0
 5/ 5 BLACK KELTS (233)        231 215 10 51.8   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  8 0
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          480 449 22 51.7   6/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  1 0
 7- 7 TREKKERS (462)            27  26  1 50.9   7/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           5  8 0
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          769 799 51 49.0   8/12 ZODIAC (459)              3  1 0
 9/12 ZODIAC (459)              24  28  1 46.2   9/ 8 X-MEN (78)                3  8 0
10/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     510 596 10 46.1  10/ 7*OPEN HAND (466)           3  9 1
11/10 CLAN CROW (456)           50  62  2 44.6  11/ 0*PLATES (452)              2  0 0
12/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     146 182  7 44.5  12-13 BOHICA (449)              2  4 0
13/13 X-MEN (78)                83 112 12 42.6  13-10 TREKKERS (462)            2  6 0
14/14*OPEN HAND (466)            5  12  2 29.4  14/14 BLACK KELTS (233)         1  4 0
15-15*GANGSTAS (465)             1   8  0 11.1  15-15*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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 630): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 632): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 626): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 628): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 617): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 614): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 612): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 565): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 480): MANAGER of ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 456): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 217): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 410): ABITA of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 518): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 630): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 632): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 626): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 628): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 617): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): OVERLORDS (The Icelord?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 614): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 612): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 565): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 492): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 480): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 456): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 217): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 518): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIMETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, 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 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     For the first time since he started frequenting this establishment Von Grov felt
as though he was getting a fraction of the attention and respect he deserved.
Moller, the scrawny yet suspiciously handsome barkeeper had left his usual spot
behind the bar to serve on him.  A "privilege" the man normally reserved for the more
well endowed female patrons of his tavern.
     "An honor sire, and a most welcome one at that." Moller crooned.  "What can we
offer you tonight?  Something celebratory perhaps?  On the house of course."  The
barkeep actually despised the man he was serving on.  "A man so unpleasant," he used
to say, "that even though he sticks more silver to the girls than the _real_ nobles
we get in here they _still_ fight over who has to put up with him," but a Duelmaster
was a Duelmaster after all, no matter how rude, and his mere presence in the bar was
sure to guarantee a full house for tonight and nights to come.  There really was
nothing to do but to grin and bear it.
     Von Grov took his time answering, or even acknowledging the barkeep's presence,
his attention seemingly completely on slowly pulling off his silk gloves embroidered
with what looked to be gold thread, gently tugging at one finger at a time, repeating
the process twice for each glove, then carefully placing them on the table in front
of him, before finally looking up, a patronizing expression on his pointy features.
"An honor it is indeed master Barkeep.  One that it perhaps would have behooved you
to acknowledge a tad sooner.  Buu-ut the past is in the past, and nobody has ever
accused a Von Grov of holding a grudge."  The fact that more people seemed to know of
him and his family as the "Von Grudge" family than the Von Grov family having
completely bypassed him.  "On the house you say?"
     "Yes, yes.  Of course!  All evening, anything you'd like."  Moller repeated,
instantly wishing he could take those words back as he remembered how Von Grov often
seemed to think the female staff part of what the establishment was offering, and
quickly made the correction.  "Anything on the menu that is; for yourself, for your
team, and of course for your fabulous manager...  The Jugger, is it?"  Moller, as
most Lapurians followed the goings on in the arena well enough that he knew of the
better known teams and their managers, but having worked bars and taverns his whole
life he'd seen about all the fisticuffs, stabbings, and brawls he'd ever care to, and
he wasn't about to ever pay for that kind of entertainment.  Knowing the gladiators
and managers was simply good business.  His brother who ran an inn on the western
side of town had once had a woman come into his barroom looking so similar to the
notorious Bonnie that his brother had to move her to private quarters to keep her
from getting badgered, something which only served to add to the belief that the
woman truly was Bonnie.  After that the mere rumor of a chance to meet the famous
champion and immortal had his barroom filled and rooms occupied for weeks.  People
still flocked to the place every time it was rumored that Bonnie was home visiting.
     "Jugger, yes."  Von Grov replied.  "Not that the 'fabulous' Jugger would ever
set his foot in this place, Murskan rabble that he is.  He prefers to frequent places
a bit more 'rustic', shall we say?  In fact...  If I was to make a wager, my money
would be on him being somewhere like that at this very moment.  Right back home in
his precious Murska telling stories of the old days to the filthy miners and whatever
other godforsaken mountain dwellers there are in that excuse for a town."  There was
a tinge of bitterness to his voice that he had failed to disguise.  As much as he
didn't care whether his manager was there to see him win the title, it still irked
him when Jugger got even a hint of credit for his achievements.
     Having been mismanaged his entire career he had ended up taking the throne in
much the same manner.  Not through an honorable challenge for the title, not through
carefully thought out challenges or outmaneuvering of the opposition.  No, Jugger had
simply showed up one day, just in time to get his challenges in and yelled, "You're
still a 'plunger' right?  Yes?  Does anyone know if there are any Bashers in the top
ranks right now?  No?  Any large Strikers with lots of armor perhaps?  None of those
either, huh?  What's that you say?  'Smacky?'  There is a basher named 'Smacky'?
Ohkay.  That's our guy then.  Von Gruff--take my stamp and go sign off on the
challenge.  Remember... 'Smacky.'  It rhymes with...  I dunno.  Does anyone know
something that rhymes with 'Smacky'?  I need to make sure Von Gruff doesn't forget."
     Von Grov cringed at the memory, and of course the fact that it had worked; that
he now was Duelmaster only made it worse.  Not much to do about Jugger right now, but
Moller was going to regret that offer of free drinks tonight.  On second thought
'Free drinks...' he thought as his eyes traced the contours of a young barmaid that
he didn't remember from before.  Hadn't Moller actually been a bit vaguer than that?
Von Grov seemed to remember the words 'Anything you'd like...' and 'all evening'?
Now, _those_ were words that could hardly be misconstrued.  Perhaps this Moller
fellow wasn't so bad after all.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LAPUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as EQUESTORS is pushed out of 
top team by MID EARTH, who came from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  ZODIAC stable has 
parlayed this turn's 3-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 8th place.  Good work, guys!  The TRAIL OF TEARS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, BIMBO SLICE fought MAD DOG and gained 22 points and contributed 
to STREET WALKERS' 4-1-1.  ENCOLPIUS has lost to GEMINI, falling 11 points, while 
helping make EQUESTORS a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, LAPUR, the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps VON GROV is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 4 times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between SMACK O'MALLEY and our 
Duelmaster VON GROV, making a challenge.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and VON GROV remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, 
was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty 
Toad?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  MID EARTH has cause to stand tall, as 
they were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding MID EARTH more than any other team we find STREET WALKERS.  LAPUR, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  SALAMANDER, does 
your manager know you're challenging down 19 points to fight CLOUDSHADOW from CARDOW 
HUNTERS?  Well, it only serves justice to see that SALAMANDER lost to CLOUDSHADOW.  
Heh, heh.  Building dreams on hope, CHROME CUTTER challenged up 31 points this turn 
to take on NAILIN' PALIN from STREET WALKERS stable.  And now nobody knows where 
NAILIN' PALIN is right now, after giving CHROME CUTTER 26 points worth of 
recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  MISTY RAIN of TRAIL OF TEARS had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which she 
won.  I thought MISTY RAIN showed great skill and promise when she overcame ADARA.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  RUG 1492 was sent 
to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  Is it really 
true that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd 
ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 VON GROV 3337                19  17  0   120       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORN ROCK 5113               23  23  0   113       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        21  18  0   105       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JULIANUS 5321                15   5  0   102       EQUESTORS (158)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             23  18  0   100       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282          12  11  0    93       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG 5125                 22  22  0    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             10   4  1    88       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SALAMANDER 4165              10   8  0    88       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            18  15  0    87       BLACK KELTS (233)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   3  0    84       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              17  13  0    83       EQUESTORS (158)
 GEMINI 5364                   7   5  0    79       ZODIAC (459)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           12  10  2    75       CLAN CROW (456)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         10   3  0    71       STREET WALKERS (97)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302           15   9  0    68       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               14  14  0    64       EQUESTORS (158)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   6  1    62       METAL MINCERS (256)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         10  11  0    60       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON IMPACTER 5315            8   5  0    56       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MAY 5403                      5   2  0    55       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 CANCER 5363                   6   5  0    54       ZODIAC (459)
 RINDEL 5346                   9   9  0    53       MID EARTH (223)
-MR. SPOCK 5380                6   6  0    53       TREKKERS (462)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396       7   6  0    46       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SILVER SAW 5287               8   7  1    45       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MOJO 5340                     8   8  0    38       X-MEN (78)
-CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          3   1  0    38       BOHICA (449)
 JAILYN 5354                   9   8  1    36       MID EARTH (223)
 BUTTERFLY 5388                4   9  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 THERNYS 5427                  3   2  1    34       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUG 1492 5463                 1   0  1    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GELLIUS 5448                  5   0  0    32       EQUESTORS (158)
 LEO 5395                      5   3  0    32       ZODIAC (459)
-KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         3   2  0    31       CLAN CROW (456)
 STR82HEL 5227                 3   2  0    29       PLATES (452)
-LIEUTENANT WORF 5383          6   6  0    28       TREKKERS (462)
 BEAST 5420                    3   3  0    27       X-MEN (78)
 BLUIDDVL 5226                 3   1  0    26       PLATES (452)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               2   1  0    25       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-COMMANDER RIKER 5381          4   8  0    24       TREKKERS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-4U2NV 5224                    2   1  0    22       PLATES (452)
 SNOWDROP 5400                 5   4  0    20       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414        4   5  0    17       CLAN CROW (456)
 BAHRAM 5445                   2   2  1    17       OPEN HAND (466)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              2  11  0    17       BLACK KELTS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LHISSON 5456                  2   1  0    15       MID EARTH (223)
 GAEGLIN 5437                  3   2  0    13       MID EARTH (223)
 ATTICUS 5458                  2   1  0    13       EQUESTORS (158)
 ICEMAN 5419                   2   4  0    12       X-MEN (78)
 SCORPIO 5415                  2   3  1    10       ZODIAC (459)
-PAPPADEAUX 5440               2   2  0    10       BOHICA (449)
 ADARA 5441                    1   3  0    10       OPEN HAND (466)
 SHIRIN 5443                   0   4  0     8       OPEN HAND (466)
-WEREUOUT 5265                 2   0  0     7       PLATES (452)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 STONEHEART 5464               0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ARUTIRDYET 5281               0   1  0     1       PLATES (452)

'-' 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   
LARD SPRINKLE 5359      8  3 0 BOHICA 449           BIMBO SLICE 5386      617   
SHAMBLING MOUND         0  0 0 DARK ARENA           RUG 1492 5463         618  NONE
TAHMORES 5444           0  2 0 OPEN HAND 466        THERNYS 5427          616   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Lord Protector Felicia. -- Ora and Oremaster

Von Grov -- Ye hain't a cryin' in yer trail o' tears now, are ye?  Naye.  A salute to
yer DM. -- Oremaster

Well, well, well. I always wanted to nail you, and my copper compacter is feeling
great, right now, I must say.  Thanks, Nailin Palin.  Thanks loads. -- Copper
Compacter

Bahram -- First I saw you, then I sawed you.  Blood everywhere.  Whoooooopeeeeeeee!
-- Silver Saw

Misty Rain -- Rain, rain go away, you hurt me bad so in the infirmary I stay! -- A
confused Adara

Thernys -- Well, if this gladiator gig doesn't work out, you may have a future as a
horror-film serial killer.  I feel like I'm just bringing meat to the butcher! --
Javed

Silver Saw -- Doh!  Those last two blows pretty much took care of my sex life!! --
Bahram

Lhisson -- I think I'm getting worse!  I wonder if I can challenge Persistent Beggar
or Irritated Housewife. -- Shirin

All -- My apologies, catching up on the guild's members' quotes from past few months.
-- Visionist<BR>

Colossus -- Murderous damned Orcs. -- Ghost of Luhar

Butterfly -- Your name lulled me into a false sense of security. -- Rindel the
Preoccupied

Fyre Raynes -- No fire today, it was Jail time. -- Jailyn the Comedian

Solar Radiation -- Well fought miss, till we meet again. -- Rindel the Bruised

Bimbo Slice -- Damned bimboes, you never can trust them to sit still. -- Jailyn the
Non-John

Congrats to Luna, A.A. Shock, Glauco, Red Hot Chili, Felicia and Lime!  Especially
the Aimed Blows, we don't see them make it out of here very often.  To those
retiring, enjoy it you earned it.   If you are moving on to the Isle, make Lapur
proud. -- Visionist and the Mid Earth Guild

Fyre Raynes -- Well fought, I was trying something new and I obviously made a fool of
myself. -- Rindel the Buffoon

Miss Friendly Fire -- How the....!?! -- Jailyn the Hustled

Snowdrop -- Very impressive defense. -- Thernys the Sightless

Killian McGuines -- You are awful fast for a big guy. -- Gaeglin the Sluggish

Killian McGuines -- How the #%$@ did you do that!?! -- Rindel the Perplexed

Mr Spock -- You lucky son of a Harkeny. -- Jailyn the Robbed

Iceman -- Hey, big fella, how's the weather up there? -- Thernys the Humiliated

Tahmores -- Well, someone had to break my guild's losing streak. -- Gaeglin the
Triumphant

Casimir Pulaski -- What the ...!?! -- Rindel the Speechless

Pappadeaux -- Man, that weapon felt good in my hands.  (grin) -- Jailyn the Jovial

Tahmores -- I hope they didn't bury you in your daddy's armor.  (smirk) - Thernys the
Heartless

Misty Rain -- That will teach you to be a head hunter. -- Gaeglin the Arrogant

Shirin -- The gods smiled upon me today.  May they smile upon you in the future. --
Lhisson the Faithful

Mojo -- Thanks for the workout.  I needed a nice long fight for some extra practice.
-- Rindel the Appreciative

Lietenant Worf -- You aren't nearly as tough as you look. -- Jailyn the Astonished

Javed -- Brave attempt at avenging your fallen comrade.  If I survive the tourney one
of your guild mates may be next. -- Thernys the Cautionary

Snowdrop -- Whew, that was close. -- Gaeglin the Fortunate

Shirin -- We have to stop meeting like this, people are going to start talking. --
Lhisson the Flustered

Lucky Eireann -- Sometimes the luck is bad.  It's tough, but it's life. -- Horn Rock
P.S.  At least it wasn't death, eh?

Pappadeaux -- For a minute there, I thought I was seeing double.  Guess not, as only
one guy surrendered. -- Butterfly

Salamander -- Damn, I'm evaporating! -- Cloudshadow

Julianus -- Hey, so I didn't feel mad this morning, sue me.  The sun was shining, and
that was such a relief that I've just been walking around grinning. -- Mad Dog
P.S.  Too bad it happened on a fight day, though.

Felicia -- Death happens in the arena, and everyone on this team knew it coming in.
It can get tedious, all the new recruiting, but we never supposed you did it on
purpose. -- Jorja, Cardow Hungers

Lapur -- Nice turn y'all, another 5-0 and here is how it was done--opponents with no
armor = 3, ya need to protect your self--opponents with highter point totals = 2 and
3 quick 1 minute fights. -- Spartacus

Captain Kirk -- Man, what a turn-around, when I get hit that many times I usually
wind up eating dirt. -- Encolpius

Mad Dog -- We must have been quite a sight--a 2 foot 1 inch height difference--how
was the air up there? -- Julianus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 1492 delivered the death blow upon SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAHRAM was viciously subdued by THERNYS in a 2 minute gruesome Bloodfeud battle.
VON GROV subdued SMACK O'MALLEY in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
SALAMANDER was bested by CLOUDSHADOW in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
LUCKY EIREANN was overpowered by JULIANUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WHIP ME HOUSTON viciously subdued DEATHWIND FORGE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CHROME CUTTER viciously subdued NAILIN' PALIN in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
MISS FRIENDLY FIRE overcame BUTTERFLY in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SHIRIN was viciously subdued by ICEMAN in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
MISTY RAIN vanquished ADARA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JOHN COURAGE was outlasted by COPPER COMPACTER in a tiring 16 minute expert's match.
HORN ROCK demolished VINDOCOMUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ENCOLPIUS was handily defeated by GEMINI in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
MAD DOG was devastated by BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MOJO was handily defeated by RINDEL in a 3 minute uneven fight.
JAILYN was overpowered by CANCER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
MAY handily defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
GELLIUS bested SONTE HINGE in a 1 minute fight.
LEO overpowered ATTICUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOWDROP beat SCORPIO in a 2 minute gory match.
BEAST handily defeated GAEGLIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STR82HEL beat LHISSON in a exciting 1 minute beginner's fight.
BLUIDDVL overpowered STONEHEART in a 1 minute uneven fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  32 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  51 -  4      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   53 -  47 -  3      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  34 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  37 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        32 -  40 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  22 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  13 -  0      13  |

Turn 618 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      VON GROV 3337              19  17  0  120 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
TOTAL PARRY      COPPER COMPACTER 5092      21  18  0  105 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   JULIANUS 5321              15   5  0  102 EQUESTORS (158)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDSHADOW 5154           23  18  0  100 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
BASHING ATTACK   SMACK O'MALLEY 5282        12  11  0   93 CLAN CROW (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  SALAMANDER 4165            10   8  0   88 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         12  10  2   75 CLAN CROW (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  THERNYS 5427                3   2  1   34 MID EARTH (223)
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 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397.  The ten other most popular fighters were THERNYS 5427, 
MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396, RINDEL 5346, JULIANUS 5321, ICEMAN 5419, SNOWDROP 5400, VON 
GROV 3337, SMACK O'MALLEY 5282, CLOUDSHADOW 5154, and CHROME CUTTER 5316.

The least popular fighter this week was COPPER COMPACTER 5092.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOHN COURAGE 3313, NAILIN' PALIN 5302, GAEGLIN 5437, SCORPIO 
5415, ATTICUS 5458, SONTE HINGE 3455, JAILYN 5354, MOJO 5340, MAD DOG 5125, and 
ENCOLPIUS 5268.