DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2010    Duedate: 01/26/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SALAMANDER
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-4165) [13-10-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAKADOS                        BLUIDDVL
PHILANTHROPISTS (407)          PLATES (452)
(29-4704) [19-5-0,119]         (29-5226) [5-3-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINDOCOMUS                     CONSTABLE ODO
EQUESTORS (158)                TREKKERS (462)
(29-5251) [18-17-0,81]         (29-5472) [0-3-0,3]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             44
2. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        40      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. PLATES (452)                28      Unchartered Team
4. TREKKERS (462)              17
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (407)       15      FLESH MONGRELS (76)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     23   8  0 74.2   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)          11  4 0
 2/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      600 405 51 59.7   2/ 3 CLAN CROW (456)          10  5 2
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      589 398 13 59.7   3/ 2 TREKKERS (462)            9  6 0
 4- 5 BLACK KELTS (233)        238 216 11 52.4   4/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       8  6 1
 5/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          496 458 22 52.0   5/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  8 0
 6/ 7 TREKKERS (462)            39  38  1 50.6   6/ 6*PLATES (452)              5  4 1
 7/ 0*FLESH MONGRELS (76)        8   8  0 50.0   7/ 5 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      5  8 1
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          778 815 51 48.8   8- 9 BLACK KELTS (233)         4  0 1
 9/ 9*PLATES (452)              18  19  2 48.6   9/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)           4 11 0
10-10 ZODIAC (459)              27  29  1 48.2  10-11 ZODIAC (459)              3  1 0
11/12 CLAN CROW (456)           60  67  4 47.2  11/12*OPEN HAND (466)           3 10 0
12/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     521 609 10 46.1  12/13 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  1 0
13/13 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     157 194  8 44.7  13/10 METAL MINCERS (256)       2  4 0
14/14*OPEN HAND (466)           13  26  2 33.3  14/ 0*FLESH MONGRELS (76)       1  0 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 #47 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Spirit Lands:

     The three gladiators approached the ridge with trepidation.  None of them had a
clear picture of what might be the "worst" that the Spirit Lands could throw at them,
but they were about to find out and not looking forward to it.  It was a long climb,
steeper than it had looked at first--
     "We're making the climb harder because we so much don't want it to be over,"
Necroma muttered.  "We could make this quick and easy...."
     "Let's don't," Young Joan said.  "There's no rush."
     "There is a rush," Cloudrider countered.  "I want this DONE with so I can get on
with my life."
     "Too much rush," Joan said, "and you might be getting on with your death,
'Rider."
     "No *rush*," Necroma said patiently, "but also no more delays and side-tracks."
     "Who went rushing off to--" Cloudrider began.
     "I made a mistake," the young necromancer said.  "It happens.  But I won't make
that one again."  She turned from her companions to face the ridge again.  "Let's get
on with it."
     Cloudrider looked at Young Joan, who nodded.  "She has a couple of good points,
'Rider.  And why linger here on the slope?  Whatever's over the ridge won't go away,
no matter how long we wait."
     They started walking again, climbing the ridge again.  As their determination to
get to the point hardened, the slope became gentler, easier to climb.  And shorter.
And when they reached the top of the slope, it fell away in a sheer drop to a valley
full of shadows and movement and... a giant doorway standing against a cliff on the
opposite side.  Both leaves of the door were opened out, flat against the cliff on
either side.  What light there was showed dim and smoky red, unsteady, maybe like
torches made of wet wood.  As they watched, they saw that the unsteadyness was
patterned, a heartbeat instead of flickering flames.
     After several minutes of staring silently, Necroma asked, "Now what?"
     Young Joan shrugged.  "No idea.  Maybe our companion ghosts know what we are
supposed to do...."
     "Is yours still there?" Cloudrider asked.  "I haven't felt Nightwind since... I
don't know, but it's been a long time."
     Joan closed her eyes and frowned.  Opened them again.  "No, she's gone, too.  I
guess we're on our own."
     "On our own, at the heart of the problem, with no idea what to do next?"
Cloudrider turned to stare at her.  "If I wasn't here, too, I'd laugh."
     "We're not alone," Necroma said.  "We have each other.  And just as a first
guess, that door... needs to be closed.  It's the only obvious thing I can see from
here.  And whether it's the door or not, we will have to get down there to do
anything."
     "I am so totally not happy about this," Joan muttered.  "Why did I agree to take
part?"
     Since she seemed to be talking to herself, her companions ignored the question.
Cloudrider studied the cliff they stood on, then turned to Necroma.  "I've been
trying to visualize a way down," she said, "but it isn't working."
     "No... I think this valley is... not mutable.  There will BE a way down, but
we'll have to find it."
     "'This valley'," Young Joan said sharply.  Her tone made it a question.
     "Yes.  I believe this to be the Valley of the Shadows.  It is... a landmark in
the Spirit Lands."  She moved back from the edge of the cliff.  "And that is the Gate
of Hells."
     Several minutes of silence.
     Finally, Cloudrider said, "More than one hell?"
     "Layers and layers of 'em," Necroma answered.  "I don't think anybody's ever
come up with a way to count them theoretically, and anyone who's tried to do it
literally... hasn't come back."

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     The thing inside the fence wasn't coming forward.  Yet.  Blackwind squinted at
it, trying to make out some kind of shape, get some idea where it might be
vulnerable.  But the form was as unstable as smoke in a wind, except that it didn't
fade away, and if it had any weak spots, they didn't show.  So it would have to be
the eyes, if it came to a fight.  Maybe the thing would stay inside the fence.  If it
did, Blackwind was prepared to leave it alone.  If not... he would do whatever he 
could to stop it.
     He tried to look around without looking away from the gap in the fence, scanning
the area out of the corners of his eyes.  No sign of Arhazul that he could see, but
maybe the demon was just... invisible?  Not a comfortable thought.  He shrugged.
What did comfort have to do with this?  "Arhazul?  Are you still with us?"
     No answer.
     Damn.  It wasn't that he LIKED the demon, but it was useful to have someone with
a clue as to what was going on.  Someone who could tell him things like, What was
this thing looking at him?  How should he deal with it?  Should he go into the Silent
Place after the kid?  Well, he'd have to find his own answers.  The thing was almost
certainly bad.  If it put a wisp outside the fence, he'd attack it and hope that it
was vulnerable to steel.  And no, going into the Silent Place under the current
curcumstances would be outstandingly dumb.  He felt badly about the last, but without
some shadow of a notion where to look--not to mention what besides this cloudy thing
he might have to deal with--  It wouldn't help the kid if he just got himself killed.
Assuming the kid was still alive and needed help.
     Something moved through the brush behind him, making twigs rub against each
other and leaves crackle underfoot.
     Blackwind shifted sideways, half crouching, to a position from which he could
keep an eye on the gap in the fence and the place where the sounds were coming from.
At least, where he thought they were--
     Agro, the reptilian gladiator from Lapur, emerged from the shadowy forest.  He
looked around, taking in the Thing beyond the fence, and the stain that had been the
necromancer.  Nodded.  "It goes well," he said.  "A night-hunter, Redfox thinks the 
same one we began with, came to the main gate of this place.  Redfox killed it.  He
is holding the gate there against other creatures like that one," the Croc indicated
the Thing inside the fence.  "They are not trying to get out anymore than this one
is."
     "For now, anyway," Blackwind said.
     "Yes.  For now.  With three of us and only two gateways, we can guard in
rotation and continue so for some time.  But neither he nor I knows of a way to close
and seal the gate, and we cannot guard it forever without some relief.  We hoped that
the demon would have some suggestion--?"
     "He might, but he seems to be gone."
     "Unfortunate.  Then we must wait for the return of Redfox's manager Wolf, or
your Lord Malcorn, to deal with the gates."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 504): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): SHAMISH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 504): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, well, here me be sitting on da throne again, liken me comfy throne.
Finally got me a proper foot stool two after smackin o'round a few tendants smack
style they took out the Copper fellas chair for good.  Me guess when ye compact that
ye heavy too cause they sure be complainin aboot havin ta carry it.  Nailin broke me
heart last week when she told me she cannae see me anymore since me be graduatin.  So
me went oot an got drunk and turns oot me heart be just fine, though the tavern wench
may be huntin me down when me move, for ummm... some support.  Dannae be sure though
as me dannae be rememberin much.  Sporkis's place be lookin much better with the
little sunbursts on the walls from the eggs me strategically placed/launched from a
safe distance.  If anyone asks, that pimp Roadkill be the lad that did it.  Ye gotta
love drama specially when ye be leavin it behind for others ta deal with.  Sorry,
Owsly but that what ye be gettin for bein so rough on me on hangover days.  Sooo
anyway, me be takin off me helm ta all O' you who come ta the sands to put up ye best
fight.  Me be enjoyin ye company durin me time in Lapur.  Many of ye felt me smack
and many O' ye smacked me back and me honestly enjoyed it all.  (Me know me be a bit
O' a sick freak).  Me dannae think me made any enemies and if me did it be
unintentional.  Best O' luck to those of ye left and those O' you yet ta come!
SLANCHE!!!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week CARDOW HUNTERS went 2-2-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  My praise to CLAN CROW for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it 
was a skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  GAEGLIN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MISS FRIENDLY FIRE and was 
awarded 27 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GAEGLIN 
put down MISS FRIENDLY FIRE, causing her to lose 23 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of SALAMANDER, for with his arena victory 
he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LAPUR "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
LAPUR these days is STREET WALKERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding STREET WALKERS.  Indeed it was CLAN CROW.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after CLOUDSHADOW.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows 
at the games this week, it seems that MAY posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized JAILYN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MAY was bested by 
JAILYN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  BLUIDDVL has sworn to take up religion 
upon living to tell of his recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing 
indeed!  I must report the passing of SHIRIN, veteran of many duels.  1-8-0 final 
record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Fate is a fickle 
mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMANDER 4165              13  10  0   111       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAKADOS 4704                 19   5  0   119       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           14  11  2   108       CLAN CROW (456)
 MAD DOG 5125                 24  25  0   100       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-JOHN COURAGE 3313            20  15  0    97       BLACK KELTS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             12   6  1    88       STREET WALKERS (97)
-GEMINI 5364                   8   5  0    88       ZODIAC (459)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         12   5  0    85       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JULIANUS 5321                18   7  0    82       EQUESTORS (158)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              18  17  0    81       EQUESTORS (158)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315           10   5  0    81       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               10   7  0    77       TREKKERS (462)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         12  12  0    74       CLAN CROW (456)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         9   6  1    74       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               15  18  0    71       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287              10   8  1    66       METAL MINCERS (256)
-STR82HEL 5227                 5   3  0    66       PLATES (452)
 JAILYN 5354                  13   9  1    65       MID EARTH (223)
-CANCER 5363                   7   5  0    64       ZODIAC (459)
 RINDEL 5346                  12  11  0    62       MID EARTH (223)
 GAEGLIN 5437                  7   3  0    61       MID EARTH (223)
-NAILIN' PALIN 5302           16  11  0    59       STREET WALKERS (97)
 LHISSON 5456                  6   2  0    58       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUIDDVL 5226                 5   3  1    51       PLATES (452)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         10   7  0    50       TREKKERS (462)
 SNOWDROP 5400                 9   5  0    46       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         5   3  1    42       CLAN CROW (456)
 BUTTERFLY 5388                6  12  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396      10   7  0    38       STREET WALKERS (97)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          5  12  0    37       TREKKERS (462)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAY 5403                      6   6  0    33       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 THERNYS 5427                  4   6  1    33       MID EARTH (223)
 ATTICUS 5458                  4   4  0    32       EQUESTORS (158)
-LEO 5395                      5   4  0    29       ZODIAC (459)
 GELLIUS 5448                  7   3  0    28       EQUESTORS (158)
 BAHRAM 5445                   3   6  1    28       OPEN HAND (466)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               4   4  1    26       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SONTE HINGE 3455              3  12  1    23       BLACK KELTS (233)
 PADDY O'SADISM 5475           2   0  1    23       CLAN CROW (456)
-WANDERER 4 5465               2   0  0    23       BLACK KELTS (233)
 COMMANDER DATA 5470           3   1  0    22       TREKKERS (462)
 UNIQUE 5468                   2   1  1    21       PLATES (452)
-ANDROPIA 529                  2   1  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-KNIGHT OF PAIN 528            2   2  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 DARIUS 5467                   2   2  0    19       OPEN HAND (466)
-SCORPIO 5415                  3   3  1    17       ZODIAC (459)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-WAGON DRIVER 3 5412           2   0  0    12       BLACK KELTS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YONKA THE SANE 530            1   2  0    11       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-STRYLOKK 531                  2   1  0    10       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 9DMPH 5471                    2   0  0     9       PLATES (452)
 SON OF FATE 532               1   2  0     9       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 MAGDALA 5474                  1   0  0     5       OPEN HAND (466)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            0   3  0     3       TREKKERS (462)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             0   2  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 2LEV4EVR 5477                 0   1  0     1       PLATES (452)
 SPRINGBUCK 5478               0   1  0     1       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         0   1  0     1       METAL MINCERS (256)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STONEHEART 5464         1  4 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   PADDY O'SADISM 5475   622   
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BLUIDDVL 5226         623  NONE
ADARA 5441              3  4 0 OPEN HAND 466        KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439 621   
BONAVENTURE 5462        1  3 0 OPEN HAND 466        SONTE HINGE 3455      622   
SHIRIN 5443             1  8 0 OPEN HAND 466        MISTY RAIN 5459       623   
RUG 101 5473            1  1 1 STREET WALKERS 97    SHEWISH GIANT         623  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to the following well-deserved Lord protectors.
     SMACK O'MALLEY (29-5282) CLAN CROW (456)
     CLOUDSHADOW (29-5154) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Way to go! -- Ora, Oremaster and The Borgs

Makados -- I must have been doing too must philanthropisting and not enough cutting.
In other words, I must SUCK!  Well done.  Good win for you on my challenge. -- Chrome
Cutter

Mr. Spock -- I am more of a Texas Chain Saw massacre type myself. -- Silver Saw

Smack O'Malley -- Ye makes yer fine Top Dog.  Nice'n Column.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Thank ye Ora and Oremaster for the pleasant send off.  Ye two be the best sports
ever.  Me be missin ye two arguin, an blamin each other for everything.  Though me
feel a bit sorry for the Oremaster.  Any way ye look at it ye borgs be tough ta beat
and commin from the Smack that be a compliment. -- Smack O'Malley Duelmaster
extraordinair.

Whoa!!!  Stone Heart, but soft neck.  Dannae think me would take oot a Cardow Hunter
first round in me Arena Career!  O' wee bit unexpected.  But me will man up and await
your revenge on da sands.  Me sadistic but me be no coward.  In da mean time me will
give me condolences ta yer team and yer fallen laddie.  No hard feelins me hope. --
Paddy

Salamander -- Into each career a few shadows must fall, or words to that effect.  I
appreciate your part in helping me achieve the necessary political points to
graduate.  I will admit, the idea that I might graduate any time soon is not one I
had entertained, but I can be flexible.  Why not, after all? -- Cloudshadow

Smack O'Malley -- I would have been glad to, but you didn't hold still long enough
for me to smack you. -- Mad Dog

Jailyn -- Aaaaah, not the sand!  Do you have any idea how hard it is to get sound out
of my hair? -- Butterfly
P.S.  I wouldn't have refused a skill or two.

Paddy O'Sadism -- It gives me some slight satisfaction to note that I didn't teach
you anything. -- Ghost of Stoneheart

Commander Data -- Well, I'd call that an unpromising beginning, but it IS the case
that I now have nowhere to go but up. -- Fire Crystal

Our congratulations to Smack O'Malley. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters (except Mad
Dog)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 101 was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLUIDDVL barely slew DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DARIUS was overcome by KILLIAN MCGUINES in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
MAKADOS vanquished CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
DEATHWIND FORGE luckily beat RINDEL in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge match.
MAY was vanquished by JAILYN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SNOWDROP savagely defeated COMMANDER RIKER in a 6 minute Challenge brawl.
9DMPH unbelievably bested CONSTABLE ODO in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
UNIQUE was defeated by ATTICUS in a 3 minute beginner vs. veteran Challenge duel.
SMACK O'MALLEY was handily defeated by SALAMANDER in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
MAD DOG demolished SILVER SAW in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JULIANUS was handily defeated by LUCKY EIREANN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BIMBO SLICE viciously subdued PENNILESS LORD in a 2 minute bloody bout.
ENCOLPIUS was viciously subdued by WHIP ME HOUSTON in a popular 2 minute uneven fight.
VINDOCOMUS was viciously subdued by MR. SPOCK in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fray.
MISS FRIENDLY FIRE was devastated by GAEGLIN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
LHISSON demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LIEUTENANT WORF luckily beat THERNYS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody fight.
GELLIUS was viciously subdued by BUTTERFLY in a 3 minute gory bout.
SHIRIN was slaughtered by MISTY RAIN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BAHRAM vanquished COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
SON OF FATE defeated 2LEV4EVR in a 2 minute novice's match.
COMMANDER DATA luckily beat FIRE CRYSTAL in a 3 minute novice's duel.
PADDY O'SADISM savagely defeated STAINLESS SHAKER in a popular 8 minute novice's duel.
MAGDALA won victory over SPRINGBUCK in a 1 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  32 -  3      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    54 -  44 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  27 -  2      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        32 -  28 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  26 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  31 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 623 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     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SALAMANDER 4165            13  10  0  111 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
TOTAL PARRY      MAKADOS 4704               19   5  0  119 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         14  11  2  108 CLAN CROW (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   BIMBO SLICE 5386           12   6  1   88 STREET WALKERS (97)
SLASHING ATTACK  MR. SPOCK 5380             10   7  0   77 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                12  11  0   62 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456                6   2  0   58 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400               9   5  0   46 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VINDOCOMUS 5251.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CONSTABLE ODO 5472.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIP ME HOUSTON 
5397, THERNYS 5427, SNOWDROP 5400, COMMANDER RIKER 5381, UNIQUE 5468, PADDY O'SADISM 
5475, MAKADOS 4704, ATTICUS 5458, BIMBO SLICE 5386, and GELLIUS 5448.

The least popular fighter this week was STAINLESS SHAKER 5479.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMMANDER DATA 5470, SHIRIN 5443, MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396, 
SILVER SAW 5287, MAY 5403, RUG 101 5473, SPRINGBUCK 5478, SON OF FATE 532, 9DMPH 
5471, and MAGDALA 5474.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MAKADOS (29-4704) PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

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

CLOUDSHADOW (29-5154) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SMACK O'MALLEY (29-5282) CLAN CROW (456)