DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2010    Duedate: 05/18/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER SAW
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5287) [14-9-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENCOLPIUS                      GRU-MUNCHER
EQUESTORS (158)                CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
(29-5268) [19-22-1,121]        (29-5509) [1-3-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VINDOCOMUS                     BIMBO SLICE
EQUESTORS (158)                STREET WALKERS (97)
(29-5251) [23-20-0,110]        (29-5386) [17-8-2,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              44
2. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        39      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         28      Unchartered Team
4. METAL MINCERS (256)         19
5. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       19      SERPENTS HOLD (470)

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/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           9  4 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      601 403 13 59.9   2/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      616 417 52 59.6   3/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           8  6 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          521 471 22 52.5   4/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  1 1
 5/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            56  54  1 50.9   5- 4 OPEN HAND (466)           6  4 0
 6- 5*B.O.S.S. (460)             9   9  1 50.0   6/ 7 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      6  9 2
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          797 835 52 48.8   7/13 TREKKERS (462)            5  5 0
 8- 8 ZODIAC (459)              30  34  1 46.9   8/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  3 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     540 627 11 46.3   9/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           4 11 0
10/10 CLAN CROW (456)           73  88  6 45.3  10-10 ZODIAC (459)              2  2 0
11-11 PLATES (452)              23  29  2 44.2  11- 9*B.O.S.S. (460)            2  2 0
12/12 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     172 217 11 44.2  12/12*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     2  6 1
13-13 OPEN HAND (466)           32  41  3 43.8  13-11*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      1  0 0
14/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (470)        1   2  0 33.3  14/ 0*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       1  2 0
15/14*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)      3   8  1 27.3  15-14 PLATES (452)              1  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

The Clan Crow Votes: From the mouth of O'l Owsly

     Best Duelmaster:  As much as we be wantin ta say Smack well we cannae, it be O'
tie between Daisy Chains and Needs Salt.  Why ye ask well cause everyone wants ta run
a daisy chain and we always be needin salt with the cookin at the Warty Toad.
     Worst Duelmaster:  Liternius, just due ta the worst record factor.
     Favorite Manager or Team:  We be likin that old coot Oremaster and his sweetie
Ora (who wears da pants in the family we hear) and Roadkill and his hotties (where
else can ye spend O' dime for ye good time).  Both always be havin something ta say
and we like that!  Slanche' ta ye good banter!
     Most Disliked Manager or Team:  Will Duel 4 Mead -- We dannae dislike the team
we just dannae be thinkin they got much sense O' humor.  We could be wrong!  2nd
going to Wretched Horde as we dannae be thinking O one man team be called a team.
There be no "I" in team Wexle!
     Most Avoided Team:  We be o'voidin them borgs cause they always be messin up me
game plan when they get the chance.  However, we do be likin ta do it back ta them!
     Most Challenged Team:  We dannae have a favorite but it be seemin ta me that
Cardow Hunters, Open Hand and Street Walkers always be seemin ta be in our reach.
(with an honorable mention for Mid Earth).
     Best Team Name:  Street Walkers for sure the ideas be endless.
     Worst Team Name:  Plates they do belong in the cupboard me Ma use ta be sayin.
     Best Warrior Name:  We be proud O'l Smack O'Malley so this one be the only one
we be claimin for meself.
     Worst Warrior Name:  Skunk Cabbage we be insulted by this!  We clansman like our
Cabbage fresh with carrots, spices, potatoes and corn-beef.  All washed down with o
pint of the Warty Toads finest!  Yum!
     Best Personals Writer:  Roadkill and Ora/Oremaster 'tween those three the
newletter be stayin alive!
     Best Spotlight Writer:  That lad that be writin the "Edge of Night" spotlights
due ta consistancy, followed by Open Hand as we be likin the way he includes current
events in his.  Honorable mention ta Purple Sage who be oddly quiet as of late.
Com'mon back laddie we dannae be hurtin ya.  *grin*
     Marcus Award:  Vindocomus  for the love O' god laddie be gone already.
     Ahringol's Apprentice Award:  Open Hand, hands down (har har!)  Those lads be
havin a rough start!
     Bonnie Award:  Red Hot Chilly

Stylemaster Award:
     Best Aimed Blow:  Luna she be O' tough nut ta crack!  (Worst Aimer goes ta that
Pompas arse Deathwind Forge!)
     Best Basher:  We be thinkin Smack did us proud (Ok ye got me two votes for me
own. me bad!)
     Best Parry Lunge:  Luhar because he lived and be good.  (with Cuddle Me Tender
for honorable mention)
     Best Parry Riposte:  There dannae be any ta choose from cept Rindel but we be
thinking Visionist be doin a fine job with him!
     Best Parry Strike:  Ice Shard Gods rest his soul he almost made it.
     Best Lunger:  Fhrain (with worst goin ta our own Failin O'comma)
     Best Slasher:  Silver Saw one day we goin ta dull his blade!
     Best Striker:  Red Hot Chilly (worst goin ta our own again Bran McRaven)
     Best Total Parry:  Makados
     Best Wall of Steel:  go Lucky Eireann go! (ok me gonna shut up now)

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                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 520): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 520): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LAPUR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as EQUESTORS is pushed out of top team by MID EARTH, who came from 2nd 
with a 2-3-0 this turn.  TREKKERS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 6 
space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  And 
let's see, GRU-MUNCHER fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 18 points and contributed 
to CLUBS 'N CLONES' 1-1-1.  STORMRIDER has lost to TRINKET, falling 15 points, while 
helping make CARDOW HUNTERS a 2-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were on SILVER SAW this turn 
as it ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  LAPUR has a new victor!  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the TREKKERS stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided 
TREKKERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was CLAN CROW.  Anyone surprised?  
Well, sports fans, take notice that ENCOLPIUS from EQUESTORS was LAPUR's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, DEATHWIND FORGE from CLAN CROW 
challenged up 24 points to fight ENCOLPIUS from the EQUESTORS stable.  DEATHWIND 
FORGE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was beat by ENCOLPIUS and ended up 
with 80 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Kudos go out to GAEGLIN this turn, for revenging MID EARTH's 
bloodfeud against CLAN CROW's warrior LUCKY EIREANN.  Well done.  Is it really true 
that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287              14   9  1   116       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               19  22  1   121       EQUESTORS (158)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              23  20  0   110       EQUESTORS (158)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             17   8  2   107       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 12   6  0    98       MID EARTH (223)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   7  0    96       METAL MINCERS (256)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         17   7  0    89       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               15   9  0    87       TREKKERS (462)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  15  3    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         14  17  0    80       CLAN CROW (456)
 LHISSON 5456                 11   5  0    80       MID EARTH (223)
-STR82HEL 5227                 7   4  0    71       PLATES (452)
 RINDEL 5346                  16  15  0    67       MID EARTH (223)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               11  15  1    67       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 SNOWDROP 5400                12  10  0    58       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         12  12  0    58       TREKKERS (462)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               8   8  2    58       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-DARIUS 5467                   7   4  0    57       OPEN HAND (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         7   8  1    47       CLAN CROW (456)
 GELLIUS 5448                  9   9  0    46       EQUESTORS (158)
 ATTICUS 5458                  8   8  0    42       EQUESTORS (158)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          4   0  0    38       CLAN CROW (456)
-BAHRAM 5445                   6  10  1    35       OPEN HAND (466)
-LEO 5395                      6   5  0    35       ZODIAC (459)
-SAMA'EL 5369                  3   1  1    35       B.O.S.S. (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             4   6  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 COMMANDER DATA 5470           7   4  0    29       TREKKERS (462)
 PINKY 5491                    4   2  0    29       STREET WALKERS (97)
-TANE 5480                     4   3  0    28       OPEN HAND (466)
-SCORPIO 5415                  5   3  1    27       ZODIAC (459)
 GRU-MUNCHER 5509              1   3  1    25       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-THERAEUS 5506                 2   1  0    24       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGDALA 5474                  5   3  1    23       OPEN HAND (466)
 QUARK 5505                    2   1  0    23       TREKKERS (462)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            4   6  0    22       TREKKERS (462)
-IRYANA 5492                   3   3  0    22       OPEN HAND (466)
-PYRTH 5371                    2   2  0    22       B.O.S.S. (460)
 JEHLCH 5528                   2   0  0    19       MID EARTH (223)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         5   3  0    18       METAL MINCERS (256)
 TRINKET 5517                  1   0  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 SKYDANCER 5521                2   1  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-HECATE 5367                   2   2  0    15       B.O.S.S. (460)
 MENHOIR 5529                  1   1  0    15       MID EARTH (223)
 SNOWSHADOW 5494               2   6  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BIFF O'BRAGH 5497             2   4  1    11       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VRITRA 5370                   1   3  0    10       B.O.S.S. (460)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            2   2  1     9       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STORMRIDER 5520               2   1  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 OSTARA 5534                   1   0  1     7       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 FLAVIANUS 5524                0   2  0     2       EQUESTORS (158)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      GRU-MUNCHER 5509      631  NONE
MOSSROCK 5493           2  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   BIFF O'BRAGH 5497     627  REVENGED
PADDY O'SADISM 5475     2  3 1 CLAN CROW 456        MAGDALA 5474          627  REVENGED
AELEKTYR 5530           0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           631   
GRUNDE 5508             0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  SKUNK CABBAGE 5512    629  REVENGED
JAILYN 5354            17 10 1 MID EARTH 223        LUCKY EIREANN 5285    628  JUST REVENGED
THERNYS 5427            8  7 1 MID EARTH 223        ENCOLPIUS 5268        628   
BLUIDDVL 5226           7  5 1 PLATES 452           BIMBO SLICE 5386      629   
SEE YA 5531             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    BLACK ORC             631  NONE
WVTV 5514               0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    BLACK ORC             631  NONE
TRY AGAIN 5535          0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   WYVERN                631  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khisanth -- Sorry about Tigre.  Our affiliate, Golden Delicious from Colorific, did
the nasty in The Mailer.  Mea Culpa. -- Midas.

Hey, Roadkill, if both Ora and Oremaster can vote for The Metal Mincers as most
disliked team, why can't you?  No problemo! -- The disliked 'borgs of Metal Mincers

Misty Rain -- You left a trail of tears on me that I couldn't shake off.  You Cad! --
Stainless Shaker

What's with that, Encolpius?  Playing hard to get? -- Iron Impacter

Whip Me Houston -- Salute! -- Ora and Oremaster

Ora -- Yer team done gone 1-2 last'n turn.  (sigh)  It done hurts me.  Aye. --
Oremaster

Stainless Shaker -- It be a good thing ye dannae say thank ye 13 times as that be me
lucky number which may hex ye for da next time we be meetin da future but fer now ye
can keep shakin ye stainless money maker. -- Biff O'bragh

Whippy darling O'houston -- It be a bit O' a suprise ta me too as me apparently
misunderstood Owsly and ran me standard strategy on me challenger side and looked at
the wrong side of me strat.  Me head still not straight (boo hoo hoo boo hoo hoo
sniffle sniffle) cans someone hand me a tissue (sniffle sniffle). -- Lucky Eireann
P.S.  Did ye hear that?!?!  That voice?!?!  Is that you Jailyn?  Me Sorry!  Me sorry!

Fire Crystal -- It not so much be the fire as the resonating hum of the crystal that
kept makin me helm vibrate.  Me couldnae hear arena master say the fight be startin,
nor Owsly yellin from the side ta ge oota the way. -- Biff O'bragh

Magdala -- Owsly say "go oot there and be like rock" so me go be like rock.  Rock not
break. -- Cairraig Amadan

B.O.S.S. -- We donnae know aboot ye but we at Clan Crow be thinkin it time to break
some Plates and other various cookware!  We dannae be fraid ta eat with we fingers!
Aye, we do! -- Owsly

Roadkill -- Perhaps some singin lesson be in order, me think. -- Owsly (hands the lad

some ear plugs)
P.S.  Ye could always bring in Pimpin Bobby Brown ta put the smack down and be puttin
her back in line, HA!

Deathwind Forge -- Ye pompas Arse, me keep tellin ya ta leave Whippy alone!  She
dannae gonna give ye the time O' day! -- Owsly

the late bluiddvl -- <snicker>  Were you referring to me?  The whole "tried to
bloodfued 3 turns in a row and the team doesn't fight" comment?   Go back and check
your turns cause you're dead wrong.  <snicker> -- Sama'el

Belated personals for turn 629:

Rindel -- I suspect you're taking things too seriously. -- Butterfly

Leo -- If someone thinks I'm going to try conclusions with a lion, even a small one,
that someone can think again, thank you very much.  Good fight--on your part. --
Snowshadow

The Convicted Thief didn't teach well, but he made a very relaxing opponent. -- Fire
Crystal

Remind me not to take up begging as a profession, if this is what happens to beggars.
-- Stormrider

I agree, he's a mean one. -- Skydancer

Bahram -- I've had days like that myself. -- Butterfly

Returning to the regularly scheduled personals:

Biff O'Bragh -- Er, ah.  And *do* you brag? -- Fire Crystal
P.S.  I was hoping for someone taller.

Rindel -- Didn't we just do this?  Not that I find your company objectionable, but I
could do without your sword. -- Butterfly

Gru-Muncher -- Euwh, a golem, and a big one.  Nothing personal--if anything can be
personal for a golem--but this world could do without so many golems. -- Snowshadow

Hecate -- Uncomfortably appropriate. -- Skydancer
P.S.  If you'd taught me a skill, I'd've taught you one back.

Flavianus -- Worried about something? -- Stormrider

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRY AGAIN was butchered by WYVERN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WVTV was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MR. SPOCK overpowered RINDEL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LUCKY EIREANN was bested by GAEGLIN in a action packed 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
DEATHWIND FORGE was devastated by ENCOLPIUS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KILLIAN MCGUINES was overpowered by BUTTERFLY in a 3 minute uneven Challenge melee.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN unbelievably bested FIRE CRYSTAL in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
BIFF O'BRAGH lost to JEHLCH in a popular 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SKUNK CABBAGE was handily defeated by SKYDANCER in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
WHIP ME HOUSTON was demolished by SILVER SAW in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
VINDOCOMUS handily defeated LHISSON in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BIMBO SLICE savagely defeated PENNILESS LORD in a 2 minute veteran's brawl.
LIEUTENANT WORF was savagely defeated by MISTY RAIN in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
SNOWDROP vanquished GELLIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
ATTICUS was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CONSTABLE ODO subdued FLAVIANUS in a popular 1 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
COMMANDER DATA overcame MENHOIR in a popular 2 minute master vs. novice competition.
STAINLESS SHAKER was viciously subdued by PINKY in a popular 9 minute gruesome match.
SNOWSHADOW was vanquished by QUARK in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
GRU-MUNCHER assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
STORMRIDER lost to TRINKET in a 2 minute match.
AELEKTYR was slain by OSTARA in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    49 -  36 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  22 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        29 -  25 -  6      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  39 -  5      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 631 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER SAW 5287            14   9  1  116 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  VINDOCOMUS 5251            23  20  0  110 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   BIMBO SLICE 5386           17   8  2  107 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         17  15  3   83 CLAN CROW (456)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               11   5  0   80 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                16  15  0   67 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              12  10  0   58 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518        4   0  0   38 CLAN CROW (456)
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 BIMBO SLICE 5386.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIFF O'BRAGH 5497, 
PINKY 5491, ENCOLPIUS 5268, KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, MISTY RAIN 
5459, MENHOIR 5529, MR. SPOCK 5380, BUTTERFLY 5388, and STORMRIDER 5520.

The least popular fighter this week was STAINLESS SHAKER 5479.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNOWSHADOW 5494, LIEUTENANT WORF 5383, LHISSON 5456, WHIP ME 
HOUSTON 5397, SKUNK CABBAGE 5512, AELEKTYR 5530, GRU-MUNCHER 5509, FLAVIANUS 5524, 
ATTICUS 5458, and GELLIUS 5448.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (189-133-8)                4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COBRA 4355 (52-43-1)                   0  5  0         DEATH THREAT         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELENDUR 2013 (88-69-1)                 3  3  1         MID EARTH            
HIMEY THE PIMP 730 (50-37-1)           3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
ARANTAR 2241 (58-59-0)                 2  3  0         MID EARTH            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILD THANG! 2393 (26-19-0)             3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
SISSY CHRISSY 1347 (36-33-3)           1  3  0         STREET WALKERS       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAD DOG MONTANA 4984 (25-24-6)         3  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
BRICKHOUSE 4131 (38-17-0)              2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
FHRAIN 5124 (18-7-2)                   2  3  0         MID EARTH            
GOLDIE 4805 (23-11-5)                  2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
SMACK O'MALLEY 5282 (14-12-0)          1  3  0         CLAN CROW            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MR. SPOCK 5380 (14-9-0)                3  3  0         TREKKERS             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GELLIUS 5448 (8-8-0)                   2  3  0         EQUESTORS            
KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439 (6-7-1)          1  3  0         CLAN CROW            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIDNIGHT MIST 5272 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         SOAK                 
CONSTABLE ODO 5472 (3-6-0)             1  3  0         TREKKERS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINKY 5491 (2-2-0)                     5  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
GRIMMEE 5426 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         SOAK                 
QUARK 5505 (1-1-0)                     2  3  0         TREKKERS             
SAMA'EL 5369 (3-0-1)                   2  3  0         B.O.S.S.             
APOLLYON 5368 (1-1-0)                  1  2  0  DEAD   B.O.S.S.             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRINKET 5517 (0-0-0)                   7  3  1         SERPENTS HOLD        
STILETTO 5513 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        
FLIE 5488 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         DAGGERS DEEP         
YARARA 5515 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        
EKSES PENZA 5499 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
SHARDIN 5486 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         DAGGERS DEEP         
MELISANDE 5507 (0-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   CLUBS 'N CLONES      
TIGRE 5516 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0  DEAD   SERPENTS HOLD        

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802 (23-12-0)           5  2  1         STREET WALKERS       
MAKADOS 4704 (20-9-0)                  2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
FELICIA 1693 (19-10-3)                 0  3  0         STREET WALKERS       

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENCOLPIUS 5268 (17-22-1)               0  3  0         EQUESTORS            
VINDOCOMUS 5251 (22-19-0)              0  3  0         EQUESTORS            

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ATTICUS 5458 (7-7-0)                   0  3  0         EQUESTORS            
SNOWDROP 5400 (11-9-0)                 0  3  0         TRAIL OF TEARS       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COMMANDER DATA 5470 (6-4-0)            0  3  0         TREKKERS             

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GRU-MUNCHER 5509 (0-2-0)               0  3  0         CLUBS 'N CLONES      
VRITRA 5370 (1-2-0)                    0  3  0         B.O.S.S.             

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BRNHRD 5503 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         PLATES               
SLYPNSLYDE 5510 (0-0-0)                0  3  0  DEAD   CLUBS 'N CLONES