DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2010    Duedate: 04/06/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-628

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUCKY EIREANN
CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5285) [17-12-3,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUCKY EIREANN                  WEXLE
CLAN CROW (456)                WRETCHED HORDE (453)
(29-5285) [17-12-3,136]        (29-5256) [5-2-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINDOCOMUS                     RINDEL
EQUESTORS (158)                MID EARTH (223)
(29-5251) [21-19-0,92]         (29-5346) [15-13-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN CROW (456)             58
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         50      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        31      Unchartered Team
4. B.O.S.S. (460)              28
5. EQUESTORS (158)             20      WRETCHED HORDE (453)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WRETCHED HORDE (453)       5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      597 400 13 59.9   2/ 2 OPEN HAND (466)           9  6 1
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      609 416 51 59.4   3/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 1
 4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          512 467 22 52.3   4/ 6 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  1 0
 5/ 4 TREKKERS (462)            51  49  1 51.0   5/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)           6  4 2
 6/10*B.O.S.S. (460)             7   7  1 50.0   6/ 3 TREKKERS (462)            6  7 0
 7/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          789 829 52 48.8   7/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5  7 1
 8/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)           69  77  6 47.3   8/ 9 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      5  8 1
 9/ 0 ZODIAC (459)              28  32  1 46.7   9/ 8*B.O.S.S. (460)            4  5 0
10/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     531 621 11 46.1  10/10 STREET WALKERS (97)       4  6 0
11- 9 PLATES (452)              22  26  2 45.8  11/11*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      1  0 0
12/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     166 208  9 44.4  12/ 0*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     1  2 0
13/12 OPEN HAND (466)           26  37  3 41.3  13/ 0 ZODIAC (459)              1  3 0
14/ 0*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)      1   2  0 33.3  14-12 PLATES (452)              0  1 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 #51 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place:

     The cloud thing watched them come.  It still seemed wrong that a cloud should be
able to watch anything, or care about anything, but then, this cloud WAS wrong.  A
creature, not a cloud.  Blackwind raised his blade, caught a glint of light down it,
sunlight in this darkest place.  Where did you strike a cloud, where were its vitals?
     It roiled like a thunderstorm with internal winds, shifted right and left as
though trying to feint him out of position.  Or distract him from some partner
cutting in from behind--
     "Another one back here," Redfox muttered.  "I've got it covered, but don't back
up."
     Ah, okay.  A good man at his back was better than armor.  Time to deal with his
own problem, then.  The eyes, that was probably the best target he'd have.  He
watched it twitching around in front of him for another few seconds and then lunged.
No warning, no flourishes, just the lunge, gleaming steel with all his weight and
speed behind it.
     The cloud recoiled and began to slide away.  Not fast enough.  The sword plunged
to the hilt in the roiling darkness, flaring sunbright just before it sheathed itself
in the cloudy body.  There was no resistance such as a body would offer, but the
internal currents of the thing wrenched at the blade, trying to tear it from his
grip.  He stumbled off-balance and went to one knee but locked his second hand over
the hilt to strengthen his hold.
     The talisman, which was still dangling from his off-hand by its chain, twirled
and then strained out parallel to the blade of his sword.  Fat silver-blue sparks
jumped from it to the sword, then ricocheted like lightning toward the cloud.  Which
winced away.  Blackwind wouldn't have thought a cloud could wince, but this one was
doing it.  Sliding off his blade, too, so that it dripped... something.  Milky and
glinting, falling to the ground and lying there like pearls.  Hailstones?  Well, why
not, if it was a cloud?
     He got to his feet again and followed, trying to keep pressure on the cloud that
was now retreating, and following the talisman as well.  He didn't dare look away
from the cloud to see if--
     "Right behind you," Redfox said.

The Spirit Land:

     Necroma, Young Joan, and Cloudrider hesitated on the edge of the cliff, studying
the possibilities.
     "You're sure we can't just *believe* a way down?" Cloudrider asked again.
     "No, I'm not sure," the young Necromancer said.  "Nobody can be sure about
things here.  You can try.  But I don't expect it to work--"
     "And your skepticism is part of the body of belief at work here," Young Joan
finished.  She pointed off to the side, where a seam in the rocky face of the cliff
suggested a path.  "Forget trying to create a way down and let's follow that ledge."
     Cloudrider muttered something about mountain goats but moved in the indicated
direction.  "What do we do when we get down into the valley, then?"
     "The Valley of the Shadow," Necroma corrected absently.  "I have no idea what
we're supposed to do."  She glanced at Joan and raised an eyebrow in question.
     "We'll ask Uncle Wolf," Joan said.
     "But he isn't here!" 'Rider protested.
     "He's down there."  They had come far enough along the cliff to have a different
view down into the valley, and Joan pointed.  A group of three riders were crossing
toward the flame-lit gates.  One of them was clearly the shaman Wolf in full
ceremonial regalia, one was a black-maned Shew, and the third seemed ordinary.
"Three isn't enough to storm the Gate of Hell, so I guess there will be something for
us."
     "And six is enough?" Cloudrider muttered.  "Oh, joy."

Down in the Valley:

     Math looked at the huge gates and the shadows moving just within them.  Probably
demons, what else would you expect in the Gate of Hell?  He had, not for the first
time, the feeling of being out of his depth.  He opened his mouth to say so, then
looked at Wolf and Lord Malcorn, both focused on whatever they were planning to do,
and shut it again.  On the face of it, this task was impossible for any kind of
reason you could imagine:  the gate leaves were too heavy--well, he didn't know that,
but they looked heavy, and the forces or beings who had opened them were bound to
resist, and three was just too small a number to storm Hell.  But his companions were
going forward as though they had a chance, so he could hardly do less.  He tested his
sword to make sure it was loose in the scabbard and ready to come out, but he didn't
draw it yet.  A drawn sword was a declaration of intent to fight, and if this could
be solved short of combat, that suited him.

Coming through:

     The cloud dissolved as it came up against a building of some kind.  Blackwind
bit down on a curse--this didn't seem like a good place to be cursing.  But if that
thing was going around behind them and reforming--  He'd been following faster than
he had realized and didn't have time to stop before slamming into the wall.  Barely
had time to see that it was built of weathered stone, blotched with lichens that
glowed with a faint phosphorescence, carved into the niche-shape of a false door,
such as he had seen on temples elsewhere.  And then he slammed into the stones... and
fell through.
     A moment later, Redfox followed, but the Rirorni had had enough warning to jump
clear of his companion, and landed rolling just beyond.
     Blackwind scrambled to his feet--never good to meet a possible battle lying on
the ground--and looked around.  They were in a shadow-filled valley, almost a canyon,
and a little way on it was lit with a fiery gleam where brass-bound gates opened in
one of the canyon walls.  Three horsemen were approaching up the valley from the
other side of the gate.  One was big and black and solid, unexpectedly reassuring:
Lord Malcorn.
     "I think we're here," Blackwind said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 640): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 642): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 514): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 636): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 638): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 629): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 630): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 317): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): JAILYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 624): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 621): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE
                                                     (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 575): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 490): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 470): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 466 BOBIKA VHETT of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 420): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 412): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 528): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 640): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 642): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 514): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 636): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 638): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 629): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 630): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 317): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 627): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 615): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 624): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 621): DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 613): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 575): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 490): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 470): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): NUMB-ERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 420): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 412): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 528): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 513): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 627): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
               (turn 612): MANDOLIN WIND of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 489): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Sitting in the managers box, the Visionist was quite pleased.  At his side was
his right hand man in Lapur, guild Leader Dirmael and the weaponsmith or guild
trainer Kalimac.  So far the members of the guild had won all four of their matches
with only the current duelmaster Jailyn left to defend his title.
     "Looking like a clean sweep," grinned Kalimac.
     "It is looking good," happily answered Dirmael.
     "Not so fast you two, Jailyn still has to beat his challenger," interjected the
manager giving them both a stern look.
     "Yes, sir," replied the two in unison, their smiles having disappeared.
     Moments later a roar from the crowd arouse as the the duelmaster and his
challenger were announced.  First out of the tunnel was the Clan Crow warrior
Deathwind Forge, then twenty paces behind him came the defending Rirorni duelmaster.
     Both approached the arenamaster in the center of the arena, checking the straps
on the armor, helm and weapons.  In unison they turned and faced the arenamaster and
saluted, then turned and face each other awaiting the signal to begin the duel.
     Almost a minute later the Harkeny challenger motions that he cannot continue.
Jailyn makes a derogatory statement towards his challenger's ability as a warrior
before accepting the acknowledgment of victory from the arenmaster and salutes the
crowd.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LAPUR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ENCOLPIUS win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
SNOWDROP beat ATTICUS and ATTICUS lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks 
like LAPUR has some guts at least, JAILYN the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  LUCKY EIREANN challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at 
the throne.  The Duelmaster's Dead!  Long live the Duelmaster!  Ha!  LUCKY EIREANN 
has killed JAILYN in the Title bout, and this bout ain't over yet!  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  STREET WALKERS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like METAL MINCERS avoided 
them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Now 
here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, IRON IMPACTER challenged up 28 to take 
on MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS.  Well, ok, the upstart knave (where've I heard that 
before?) won this match and gained 28 points to boot!  Ha ha ha, MR. SPOCK.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Gee, STREET WALKERS, ain't it past due for 
sending NAILIN' PALIN Dark Arena?  What took ol' '17-13-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha 
ha!  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it 
came.  MISS FRIENDLY FIRE's 11-9-0 has earned her the Dark Arena.  And what a 
stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, THERNYS of MID EARTH has added the final 
loss to his 8-6-1.  Tee hee!  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through 
use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of LAPUR. 
I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- 
Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  12  3   136       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         14  14  0   104       CLAN CROW (456)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         15   6  0   102       STREET WALKERS (97)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315           11   6  0   102       METAL MINCERS (256)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              21  19  0    92       EQUESTORS (158)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               16  22  1    92       EQUESTORS (158)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GEMINI 5364                   8   6  0    81       ZODIAC (459)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             14   8  1    80       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SILVER SAW 5287              12   9  1    79       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               14   8  0    78       TREKKERS (462)
 RINDEL 5346                  15  13  0    70       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LHISSON 5456                  9   4  0    67       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAEGLIN 5437                  9   6  0    66       MID EARTH (223)
 CANCER 5363                   7   6  0    66       ZODIAC (459)
-STR82HEL 5227                 6   4  0    66       PLATES (452)
-BLUIDDVL 5226                 7   4  1    64       PLATES (452)
 BUTTERFLY 5388                9  14  1    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SNOWDROP 5400                11   8  0    57       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         11  11  0    54       TREKKERS (462)
 WEXLE 5256                    5   2  0    47       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 GELLIUS 5448                  8   7  0    41       EQUESTORS (158)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         6   6  1    41       CLAN CROW (456)
 SAMA'EL 5369                  3   0  1    37       B.O.S.S. (460)
 ATTICUS 5458                  6   7  0    36       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAGDALA 5474                  5   1  1    36       OPEN HAND (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAHRAM 5445                   5   9  1    31       OPEN HAND (466)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               6   7  2    29       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LEO 5395                      5   5  0    29       ZODIAC (459)
 DARIUS 5467                   5   4  0    29       OPEN HAND (466)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         4   1  0    27       METAL MINCERS (256)
 COMMANDER DATA 5470           6   3  0    24       TREKKERS (462)
 TANE 5480                     3   2  0    24       OPEN HAND (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCORPIO 5415                  4   3  1    22       ZODIAC (459)
 BIFF O'BRAGH 5497             2   1  1    21       CLAN CROW (456)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             2   5  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 PYRTH 5371                    1   2  0    16       B.O.S.S. (460)
 SNOWSHADOW 5494               1   4  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            3   5  0    14       TREKKERS (462)
 QUARK 5505                    1   0  0    14       TREKKERS (462)
 THERAEUS 5506                 1   0  0    14       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          1   0  0    12       CLAN CROW (456)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            1   0  0    10       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 APOLLYON 5368                 1   1  0    10       B.O.S.S. (460)
 PINKY 5491                    2   2  0     8       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HECATE 5367                   1   2  0     6       B.O.S.S. (460)
 IRYANA 5492                   1   3  0     6       OPEN HAND (466)
 SPRING FEVER 5501             1   2  0     5       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 VRITRA 5370                   1   2  0     5       B.O.S.S. (460)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 GRU-MUNCHER 5509              0   1  0     1       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 GRUNDE 5508                   0   1  0     1       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IRRITATED HOUSEW        0  0 0                      MISTY RAIN 5459       628  NONE
MOSSROCK 5493           2  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   BIFF O'BRAGH 5497     627   
PADDY O'SADISM 5475     2  3 1 CLAN CROW 456        MAGDALA 5474          627   
JAILYN 5354            17 10 1 MID EARTH 223        LUCKY EIREANN 5285    628   
THERNYS 5427            8  7 1 MID EARTH 223        ENCOLPIUS 5268        628   
9DMPH 5471              3  1 0 PLATES 452           SAMA'EL 5369          625   
MISS FRIENDLY FI 5396  11 10 0 STREET WALKERS 97    SHAMBLING MOUND       628  NONE
NAILIN' PALIN 5302     17 14 0 STREET WALKERS 97    ARENAMASTER KYAL      628  NONE
MAY 5403                7  8 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   BUTTERFLY 5388        626   
TOO DUMB 5511           0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   WYVERN                628  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Looka that!  Them thar Mid Earthers done got 5-0 with yer 52 big 'un points, anda
three stylemasters!  Bloody hell!  Me 'borgs bea 'voidin'.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Iryiana -- I sure had a fine time rollin' around with you!  Thanks for lettin' me
finish on top.  I needed that!  Har, har, har. -- Stainless Shaker

Snowdrop -- You are so pretty and I was so lucky.  But I take anything I can get.  I
do. -- Silver Saw (sharpening his teeth)

Jailyn, Visionist, very nice DM Column.  Well written and well enjoyed.  And congrats
again, Champ. -- Ora

Good luck to all in The Mailer.  Bring home some glory for the arena.  Make Lapur
proud and famous. -- Ora and Oremaster (celebrating 38 big years in July, so "coolin'
it" for the moment on Ora's birthday 3-11)

Julianus -- Salute.  Lord Protector!  Well deserved. -- Ora and The Metal Mincers

Lapur -- Sorry for the lack of personal ads lately, hopefully I'll be breaking the
trend and contribute a little more. -- Roadkill

Congrats to all the recent graduates the past few turns. -- Roadkill and the Street
Walkers.

Julianus -- Well, thanks a lot for the beating.  Seems Roadkill has lost his patience
and interest in me as a gladiator and I now will be fighting in the dark arena. --
Nailin Palin

Rindel -- What Palin said!!!  Looks like I get to join her at night fighting. -- Miss
Friendly Fire
P.S.  I was kind of hoping that when Roadkill returned he'd be a little more
understanding.

Vindocomus -- Well, that was a surprise, to say the least.  I knew you'd get the jump
on me, but I didn't think you could take a shot like that. -- Bimbo Slice (oh yeah,
nice learns)

Bluiddvl -- I do believe my experience gave me the edge in that fight. -- Whip Me
Houston

Snowshadow -- If I was you, I'd get that frost bite in your fingers looked at, it be
much easier to keep hold of your weapons. -- Pinky

Jailyn -- Congrats on holding on to the title, maybe you'll get our vote in the
Lapurian Awards....  Guess you'll have to wait until next turn to find out though. --
Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Biff O'Bragh -- Damn. -- Ghost of Mossrock
P.S.  I coulda done without all those head shots.

Thernys -- How embarrassing. -- Butterfly

Gellius -- Ah, now that was a good one. -- Fire Crystal

Pinky -- I wouldn't have known what to do with a win. -- Snowshadow
P.S.  Besides, the weather's getting too warm for me.

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

Julianus -- All of the Mid Earth guild congratulate you on finally receiving your
invite!

Lieutenant Worf -- Your lumpy forehead just rubs me the wrong way. -- Lhisson

Atticus -- A little luck can go a long way. -- Gaeglin

Butterfly -- You may look like a butterfly, but you have the heart of a lion.
Salute! -- Thernys

Miss Friendly Fire -- I think I have your number. -- Rindel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAILIN' PALIN was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
MISS FRIENDLY FIRE was murdered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TOO DUMB was slaughtered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BIFF O'BRAGH was bested by MAGDALA in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
LUCKY EIREANN assassinated JAILYN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
SILVER SAW bested GAEGLIN in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
IRON IMPACTER devastated MR. SPOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEATHWIND FORGE handily defeated BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
KILLIAN MCGUINES was vanquished by LHISSON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LIEUTENANT WORF was viciously subdued by RINDEL in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
COMMANDER DATA was beaten by SAMA'EL in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
STAINLESS SHAKER subdued FIRE CRYSTAL in a 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
JULIANUS handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
WHIP ME HOUSTON demolished GEMINI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
THERNYS was slain by ENCOLPIUS in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
VINDOCOMUS won victory over CANCER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BAHRAM was devastated by BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WEXLE savagely defeated LEO in a exciting 1 minute brutal bout.
DARIUS was beaten by GELLIUS in a 1 minute match.
SNOWDROP overpowered ATTICUS in a 2 minute bloody mismatched conflict.
SCORPIO beat CONSTABLE ODO in a 3 minute fight.
MISTY RAIN slaughtered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PYRTH handily defeated SPRING FEVER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VRITRA was devastated by SNOWSHADOW in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
APOLLYON was defeated by TANE in a 2 minute novice's duel.
HECATE defeated GRU-MUNCHER in a 1 minute novice's duel.
PINKY was savagely defeated by QUARK in a exciting 4 minute gruesome beginner's match.
IRYANA was handily defeated by THERAEUS in a 2 minute uneven bout.
GRUNDE was overpowered by SKUNK CABBAGE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 6 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        28 -  22 -  4      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  40 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  39 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  24 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  34 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 628 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         17  12  3  136 CLAN CROW (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397       15   6  0  102 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON IMPACTER 5315         11   6  0  102 METAL MINCERS (256)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER SAW 5287            12   9  1   79 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                15  13  0   70 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456                9   4  0   67 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              11   8  0   57 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
BASHING ATTACK   GELLIUS 5448                8   7  0   41 EQUESTORS (158)
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 RINDEL 5346.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUARK 5505, SILVER SAW 
5287, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, CONSTABLE ODO 5472, IRON IMPACTER 5315, LHISSON 5456, WHIP 
ME HOUSTON 5397, WEXLE 5256, SNOWDROP 5400, and SAMA'EL 5369.

The least popular fighter this week was CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GRUNDE 5508, IRYANA 5492, PINKY 5491, APOLLYON 5368, SPRING 
FEVER 5501, ATTICUS 5458, DARIUS 5467, LEO 5395, BAHRAM 5445, and GEMINI 5364.

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

JULIANUS (29-5321) EQUESTORS (158)