DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/07/2010    Duedate: 04/20/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WHIP ME HOUSTON
STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-5397) [16-6-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRON IMPACTER                  WEXLE
METAL MINCERS (256)            WRETCHED HORDE (453)
(29-5315) [12-6-0,112]         (29-5256) [6-2-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINDOCOMUS                     ATTICUS
EQUESTORS (158)                EQUESTORS (158)
(29-5251) [22-19-0,96]         (29-5458) [7-7-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        44
2. OPEN HAND (466)             40      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. STREET WALKERS (97)         23      Unchartered Team
4. WRETCHED HORDE (453)        18
5. MID EARTH (223)             16      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)       6   2  0 75.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  4 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      599 400 13 60.0   2/ 2 OPEN HAND (466)           9  6 1
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      611 416 52 59.5   3/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           8  6 1
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          514 468 22 52.3   4/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)       7  0 0
 5- 6*B.O.S.S. (460)             7   7  1 50.0   5/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  5 0
 6/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            52  53  1 49.5   6/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           7  8 2
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          792 830 52 48.8   7/10 STREET WALKERS (97)       6  6 1
 8/ 9 ZODIAC (459)              30  34  1 46.9   8/ 8 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      5  8 2
 9/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           70  81  6 46.4   9/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            4 10 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     535 622 11 46.2  10- 9*B.O.S.S. (460)            3  2 0
11/12 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     168 211 10 44.3  11/13 ZODIAC (459)              3  5 0
12/13 OPEN HAND (466)           30  38  3 44.1  12/11*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      2  0 0
13/11 PLATES (452)              22  29  2 43.1  13/12*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     1  5 0
14/14*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)      1   5  0 16.7  14/14 PLATES (452)              0  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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Annual Lapurian Awards Votes from the Street Walkers Guild

Best Duelmaster -- Very tough to pick one but our vote goes to LUNA of Will Duel for
     Mead.
Worst Duelmaster -- LITERNIUS, but only because of his record.
Favorite Team -- CLAN CROW.  Good spotlights, personal ads, and fighters.  But mostly
     because they aren't afraid to take a pot shot and others, which most make us
     laugh, even when they're directed at us.
Most Disliked Team -- METAL MINCERS.  We don't know who we have to bribe to get a
     challenge through, but it obviously not the 132 officials we tried. 
Most Avoided Team -- WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  While they were here, we made a little "cease
     fire" until his ABs graduated.  (Roadkill is getting soft in his old age!)
Most Challenged Team -- METAL MINCERS.  Not that it did us any good.
Best Team Name -- TREKKERS.  Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor not a gladiator.
Worst Team Name -- PLATES.  Only because if they aren't easy, we're just not smart
     enough to figure them out, and thinking really isn't our strong suit.
Best Warrior Name -- SMACK O'MALLEY.  Love the name and lived up to it.
Worst Warrior Name -- BOOKABOUTBIRDS.  We don't really care about birds, and hate
     books.
Best Personals Writer -- ORA & OREMASTER.  Hands down winner in our opinion.
Best Spotlight Writer -- PURPLE SAGE.  Hopefully he'll return soon.
Marcus Award -- COLOSSUS.  He seemed to really enjoy hitting Felicia like a golf
     ball.
Ahringol's Apprentice Award -- MID EARTH.  This was very tough to choose, but between
     the team losses and the high number of warriors they planted they just edge out
     Clan Crow.
Style Masters:
     Aimed Blow -- LIME of Will Spoon 4 Mead.  We were just glad to see the amount of
          ABs graduate this year.
     Basher -- ELVIRA MAGIDAN.  Tough choice to make since there were many good (and
          deadly) bashers to chose from.
     Lunger -- FHRAIN.  Honorable mention to Julianus.
     Slasher -- SILVER SAW.  Nasty, just plain nasty.
     Striker -- NEEDS SALT.  Extremely tough to pick one above the rest, when you
          look at Red Hot Chili, Yuri, Salamander, and Red Bull just to name a few.
     Parry Lunge -- CUDDLE ME TENDER.  To bad he was lost in a tourney.
     Parry Riposte -- RINDEL.  It looks like now he's just starting to hit his
          stride.
     Parry Strike -- ICE SHARD.  Pretty thin list to choose from, but that doesn't
          dismiss his skill.
     Total Parry -- MAKADOS.  We faced him a couple times and were very impressed
          with his skill and ability.
     Wall Of Steel -- LUCKY EIREANN.  I know we plan on avoiding him until he
          graduates.
Bonnie Award -- FHRAIN of Mid Earth.  Time will tell, but we believe his skill is
     above the rest.
Finally a big THANKS to Visionist for once again hosting the awards.

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Mid Earth votes for 2009 Lapurian Awards

Best Duelmaster -- This was a close one between Luna and Daisy Chains, but the vote
     goes to Daisy.
Worst Duelmaster -- There weren't really any bad Duelmasters, but Liternuis gets the
     vote.
Favorite Manager or Team -- Even though he has been inactive for the past few months,
     I have to vote for my old friend Purple Sage.
Most Disliked Manager or Team -- Can't of anyone who deserves a vote this year.
Most Avoided Team -- Close one between Street Walkers and Will Duel 4 Mead and
     Sporkis and his boys get my vote.
Most Challenged Team -- Can't think of anyone that we have consistently challenge.
Best Team Name -- My vote goes to Open Hand.
Worst Team Name -- 2008 Once again.
Best Warrior Name -- The name Bimbo Slice is pure genius.
Worst Warrior Name -- Any warrior on 2008.
Best Personals Writer -- Ora and Oremaster
Best Spotlight Writer -- Uncle Wolf again.
Marcus Award -- I almost voted for Julianus, but felt Colossus deserved it more.
Ahringol's Apprentice -- Easily Roadkill and his ladies of the evening.
Bonnie Award -- Close on between Luna, Daisy Chains and Julianus, but I think
     Julianus could end up being the best.
Stylemasters
     Aimed Blow -- Three choices, Luna, Lime and Cloudshadow.  Luna gets my vote.
     Basher -- Elvira Madigan or Smack O'Malley.  Smack will be a candidate next
          year, so Elvira gets my vote.
     Parry Lunge -- Hmmmmm, let's see, Von Grov, Callisto and Cuddle Me Tender.  Von
          Grov all the way.
     Parry Riposte -- No Rippers this year.
     Parry Strike -- Easy, only one Piker to choose from. Ice Shard.
     Lunger -- Two to choose from, Julianus or Mad Dog.  Julianus gets my vote.
     Slasher -- Two to choose from again, Silver Saw and Encolpius.  Tough one,
          Silver Saw gets the nod.
     Striker -- Bunch of worthy Strikers, Red Bull, Needs Salt, Red Hot Chili and
          Yuri.  Needs Salt recieves my vote.
     Total Parry -- Two to choose from, Makados or Felicia.  Close one, but Makados
          gets my vote.
     Wall of Steel -- Only two Wastes to choose from this past year, Daisy Chains or
          Lucky Eireann.  Lucky's time will be next year, so Daisy gets my vote.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 641): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 643): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 516): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 630): YAREK ZORN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 631): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 628): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE
                                                     (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): DAN MACK GRU 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 274): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 427): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 413): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 529): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 641): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 624): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 516): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 630): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 631): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 628): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 615): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 427): NUMB-ERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 413): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 529): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 515): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 630): YAREK ZORN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, 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 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
               (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, lads and lasses, friends and me be sure a few enemies, this is Owsly
here saying a few words for ye new reigning Duelmaster.  Lucky decided she be wantin
me ta say a few words on her behalf since she (aye she be a "she," da council seem ta
be havin trouble with sexes these days) decided ta take da day off ta spend some time
clearin her head O' da death O' poor Jailyn, he was a good lad.  So she be off with a
Street Walker ta make her feel better.  Me had no idea she be both ways but it be
true.  She be quite disappointed O'l Roadkill sent Palin to the DA as she be quite
fond O' her it turns oot.  Now she be stuck with da Bimbo.  Back ta da death of
Jailyn though, 3 times now the lass has laid ta rest one O' her foes and every time
it be messin with her head so O'l Owsly has ta step in ta appease da lot of ye with a
DM column.  Lucky be a good lass and it not be in her nature to lay ta rest a man
unless O' course it be her bed.  She did ask O'l Owsly ta take her earnins tanight ta
da Worty Toad an buy them Mid Earth stables O couple O rounds ta help take away da
pain.  Now tell O'l Owsly a Duelmaster that would do that for someone!  She also sent
roses ta the lad's grave which me tried ta tell her it be a bit overboard but she
insisted.  If it be me, I'd be sitting a bottle of the Warty's best atop da stone, so
as da stable of Mid Earth can toast him every time for his fine abilites.  But alas
it not be me choice.  So she be leavin me a list O' things ta say so bear with me.

Ahem,

     Ta Jailyn, may ye rest in peace and ta da rest O' ye candy arse....  Ummm... ya,
let's just skip that part.  Like me said, death be messin with her head.
     So, umm, O'l Owsly wants ta celebrate another Duelmaster from da Clan Crow so
whoever wants ta meet me at the Warty Toad just head on over and have O' pint with
me.  We'll get drunk an crack jokes about how that old fart Oremaster keeps gettin
bullied by his other half.  Ohh, did I say that out loud?!?!  Time for Owsly ta get
ootta here!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LAPUR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, STREET WALKERS' 
7th moved them up to 2-0-1 place.  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't say 
anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well CARDOW HUNTERS moved up 2, to 
5th.  What's with GAEGLIN?  He actually beat ZODIAC's GEMINI, and walked away with 20 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at ZODIAC.  GEMINI lost 17 points to 
GAEGLIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GEMINI will provide more easy wins...  
I'm sure LAPUR is excited about WHIP ME HOUSTON, the new Duelmaster from STREET 
WALKERS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
STREET WALKERS.  In my day, no team with a 609-416-51 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, METAL MINCERS?  What do people see in GAEGLIN?  His 10-6-0?  MID EARTH ain't 
talkin', but he's got 86 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  BLUIDDVL, with his forgettable 7-5-1,  was killed 
by BIMBO SLICE in a forgettable match.  PLATES didn't seem to mind very much.  
9DMPH's family knows what's wot, after seeing the response from PLATES!  Many a 
warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         16   6  0   111       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   6  0   112       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               17  22  1   102       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  13  3    98       CLAN CROW (456)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              22  19  0    96       EQUESTORS (158)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             15   8  2    94       STREET WALKERS (97)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         14  15  0    92       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAEGLIN 5437                 10   6  0    86       MID EARTH (223)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER SAW 5287              12   9  1    79       METAL MINCERS (256)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               10  14  1    76       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LHISSON 5456                 10   4  0    74       MID EARTH (223)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               14   9  0    72       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STR82HEL 5227                 6   4  0    66       PLATES (452)
 WEXLE 5256                    6   2  0    65       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 GEMINI 5364                   8   7  0    64       ZODIAC (459)
 CANCER 5363                   7   7  0    64       ZODIAC (459)
 RINDEL 5346                  15  14  0    59       MID EARTH (223)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         12  11  0    57       TREKKERS (462)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWDROP 5400                11   9  0    43       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 ATTICUS 5458                  7   7  0    43       EQUESTORS (158)
 BAHRAM 5445                   6   9  1    43       OPEN HAND (466)
 DARIUS 5467                   6   4  0    42       OPEN HAND (466)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         6   7  1    40       CLAN CROW (456)
-SAMA'EL 5369                  3   0  1    37       B.O.S.S. (460)
 GELLIUS 5448                  8   8  0    36       EQUESTORS (158)
 LEO 5395                      6   5  0    35       ZODIAC (459)
 MAGDALA 5474                  5   2  1    34       OPEN HAND (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANE 5480                     4   2  0    32       OPEN HAND (466)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         5   1  0    29       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               6   8  2    28       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 SCORPIO 5415                  5   3  1    27       ZODIAC (459)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             3   5  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMANDER DATA 5470           6   4  0    23       TREKKERS (462)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            2   0  1    19       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 BIFF O'BRAGH 5497             2   2  1    16       CLAN CROW (456)
-PYRTH 5371                    1   2  0    16       B.O.S.S. (460)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            3   6  0    15       TREKKERS (462)
 IRYANA 5492                   2   3  0    15       OPEN HAND (466)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          2   0  0    15       CLAN CROW (456)
 STORMRIDER 5520               1   0  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARCH CAT 5519                1   0  0    13       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 SKYDANCER 5521                1   0  0    11       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-APOLLYON 5368                 1   1  0    10       B.O.S.S. (460)
 SNOWSHADOW 5494               1   5  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-PINKY 5491                    2   2  0     8       STREET WALKERS (97)
 QUARK 5505                    1   1  0     8       TREKKERS (462)
 SPRING FEVER 5501             1   3  0     6       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-HECATE 5367                   1   2  0     6       B.O.S.S. (460)
-VRITRA 5370                   1   2  0     5       B.O.S.S. (460)
 THERAEUS 5506                 1   1  0     4       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 GRU-MUNCHER 5509              0   2  0     2       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
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   
GRUNDE 5508             0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  SKUNK CABBAGE 5512    629   
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  NOT REVENGED
BLUIDDVL 5226           7  5 1 PLATES 452           BIMBO SLICE 5386      629   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 1 5502               0  1 0 PLATES 452           BLACK ORC             629  NONE
DA II 5504              0  1 0 PLATES 452           WYVERN                629  NONE
MAY 5403                7  8 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   BUTTERFLY 5388        626   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gratters ta yon new Duelmaster, Eireann.  Aye.  Purdy D.M.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Mr. Spock -- A little iron goes a long, long way.  Good trekkin'. -- Iron Impacter

Fire Crystal -- Come on, baby, shake my fire!  I didn't mean to put out your fire,
but a good defense can be quite smothering. -- Stainless Shaker

Gaeglin -- Mighty close, pal.  Mighty close. -- Silver Saw

Good job, Mincers.  Even old fogey Oremaster has to like a 3-0. -- OrO

Roadkill -- Lookin forward ta ye comin back for some good banter. -- Owsly

Julianus -- We be O bit late but we wanted ta congratulate ye. -- Clan Crow

Magdala -- Good fight, lassie, thought me had ye.  Ye tree packs O wallop!  Me don't
remember what happened after da fight but that might be due ta da booze. -- Biff
'hic' O'Bragh

Lhisson -- Me underestimated ya, and now Owsly's got me on O new trainin program.
Man, me abs be hurtin!!!  We be crossin paths again on da way ta da top! -- Killian
McGuines

Ora and Oremaster -- Congrats on 38 years!  How do you put up with that O'l Coot for
so long?  har har -- Owsly
P.S.  That floor be lookin pretty shiny, Oremaster, ha!

Everyone -- Let's whoop some arse and take some TCs and TVs for O'l Lapur in the
tourney. -- Owsly

Quark -- With learns like that, I don't mind the loss at all. -- Pinky

Deathwind Forge -- It appears you have my number (for now at least, I'm changing it
because of all the obscene calls I've been getting lately). -- Bimbo Slice

Gemini -- Sorry if I was a little aggressive... it's to Bobby Brown flashbacks I keep
having. -- Whip me Houston

Visionist -- Tough way to lose Jailyn. -- Roadkill

Congrats to Lucky Eireann, our new Duelmaster. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Zodiac -- Welcome back. -- Roadkill

Clubs 'n Clones -- Welcome to Lapur, I think you'll enjoy your stay here. -- Roadkill
mgr of the Street Walkers

Good Luck to all in the tourney, do Lapur proud. -- Street Walkers

Clan Crow -- Our ads must have been turned in too late last turn.  Most were just
witty comments but I did want to extend our condolences on the loss of Paddy
O'Sadism.  Guess it's our turn to buy the drinks. -- Magdala for the Open Hand

Butterfly -- I was really having an off day.  On a good day I really am much tougher.
-- Bahram

Gellius -- Well, I skipped on the first two chances you gave me to surrender, but I
could tell by the exclamation points that you really mean that last ultimatum. --
Darius

Biff O'Bragh -- As my father used to say:  When chopping wood, sometimes the axe
wins, sometimes the tree. -- Magdala

Stainless Shaker -- You may have finished on top but at least I wasn't the boring
fighter that turn, so nyah. -- Iryana

Theraeus -- Impressive first fight, I wish I could've learned at least one of those
skills. -- Iryana

Stainless Shaker -- Wow, instant fireworks!  But it makes me dizzy. -- Fire Crystal

Bahram -- Classic... but relatively inexperienced.  Hang in there. -- Butterfly

Vritra -- You're a bit off your home range, but what the heck. -- Snowshadow

Thernys -- Alas, no chance offers to discuss that with you over wine and a meal! --
Butterfly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 1 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA II was slaughtered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
IRON IMPACTER handily defeated DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MR. SPOCK was vanquished by ENCOLPIUS in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
CANCER was defeated by LHISSON in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KILLIAN MCGUINES slimly lost to LIEUTENANT WORF in a dull 9 minute Challenge brawl.
COMMANDER DATA was defeated by ATTICUS in a exciting 4 minute Challenge struggle.
BIFF O'BRAGH was outwaited by STAINLESS SHAKER in a 13 minute Challenge competition.
QUARK was handily defeated by TANE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LUCKY EIREANN lost to WHIP ME HOUSTON in a 2 minute gruesome veteran's Title duel.
VINDOCOMUS won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.
RINDEL was handily defeated by BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GEMINI was demolished by GAEGLIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
BIMBO SLICE delivered the death blow upon BLUIDDVL in a 2 minute battle.
SNOWDROP was demolished by WEXLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MAGDALA was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 7 minute gruesome fight.
GELLIUS was narrowly defeated by BAHRAM in a action packed 3 minute gruesome struggle.
LEO overpowered SNOWSHADOW in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MISTY RAIN was devastated by DARIUS in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CONSTABLE ODO was luckily beaten by IRYANA in a 3 minute match.
SCORPIO overpowered GRU-MUNCHER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FIRE CRYSTAL devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPRING FEVER was unbelievably bested by CAIRRAIG AMADAN in a 2 minute novice's match.
THERAEUS was overcome by MARCH CAT in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
GRUNDE was butchered by SKUNK CABBAGE in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
STORMRIDER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SKYDANCER defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    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     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  21 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  40 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        27 -  23 -  5      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  40 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  37 -  4      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 629 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397       16   6  0  111 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON IMPACTER 5315         12   6  0  112 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         17  13  3   98 CLAN CROW (456)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               10   4  0   74 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  MR. SPOCK 5380             14   9  0   72 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                15  14  0   59 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      LIEUTENANT WORF 5383       12  11  0   57 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              11   9  0   43 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
BASHING ATTACK   MAGDALA 5474                5   2  1   34 OPEN HAND (466)
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 ATTICUS 5458.  The ten other most popular fighters were VINDOCOMUS 5251, GELLIUS 
5448, DARIUS 5467, ENCOLPIUS 5268, LHISSON 5456, BAHRAM 5445, WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397, 
BIMBO SLICE 5386, WEXLE 5256, and CONSTABLE ODO 5472.

The least popular fighter this week was STAINLESS SHAKER 5479.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BIFF O'BRAGH 5497, LIEUTENANT WORF 5383, GRUNDE 5508, 
GRU-MUNCHER 5509, SNOWSHADOW 5494, SNOWDROP 5400, RINDEL 5346, LUCKY EIREANN 5285, 
QUARK 5505, and DEATHWIND FORGE 5283.