DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2010    Duedate: 06/29/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RINDEL
MID EARTH (223)
(29-5346) [19-15-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER SAW                     METHODICAL MALICE
METAL MINCERS (256)            MOSTLY MISSING (471)
(29-5287) [16-10-1,123]        (29-5539) [3-0-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIP ME HOUSTON                CONSTABLE ODO
STREET WALKERS (97)            TREKKERS (462)
(29-5397) [19-8-0,89]          (29-5472) [6-7-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       62
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        44      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. STREET WALKERS (97)         33      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         32
5. CLAN CROW (456)             26      MOSTLY MISSING (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MOSTLY MISSING (471)       3   2  1 60.0   1/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 2
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      604 407 13 59.7   2/ 6*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     8  4 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      625 423 54 59.6   3/ 1 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      8  7 2
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          529 478 22 52.5   4/ 3 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 0
 5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            63  62  1 50.4   5/ 2 TREKKERS (462)            7  8 0
 6/10*SERPENTS HOLD (470)        6   6  1 50.0   6/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           6  8 0
 7/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          803 843 52 48.8   7/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       5  4 1
 8/12*CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     11  12  1 47.8   8/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5  9 1
 9/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     545 636 12 46.1   9/ 8 OPEN HAND (466)           5 10 0
10/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           75  91  6 45.2  10/11*MOSTLY MISSING (471)      3  2 1
11/ 9 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     180 224 13 44.6  11/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       3  4 0
12/11 OPEN HAND (466)           37  51  3 42.0  12/12*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    2  1 0
13/13*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)     2   7  0 22.2  13/13 CLAN CROW (456)           2  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 646): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 526): RAMSHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 646): SPACEMARINES (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 648): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 526): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 642): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 644): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 635): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 636): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 320): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 318): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 627): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 581): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 509): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 496): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 476): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 534): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 645): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                          BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 643): BAABRA LAMMONT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 633): VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 425): SUNSET THUNDER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hello, gladiators of Lapur, it is I, Mr. Spock, your new Duelmaster.  First, I
would like to thank Bimbo Slice for the freebee.  You must make one work for it a
little harder, you can't just give it up like that, that goes against the Code of the
Ho.
     This has been quite a ride so far.  I lost my first three fights and started 2-
5.  That was about the time I discovered the Battle Axe... and it felt right in my
hands.  It was very similar to the Lirpa (Google it) and I knew it was the weapon for
me.  Since then I have gone 15-4 and should be leaving you soon.  My challenge goes
out to Rindel, if you can beat me you can have the throne.
     Live long and prosper... is that you Jim?  Jim?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LAPUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
TRAIL OF TEARS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  CLUBS 'N CLONES 
is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-0 turn.  It seems so recently people were saying CARDOW 
HUNTERS was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-1 moved them up 2.  I guess they're washed 
no more...  What's with VIEDRAS?  She actually beat MID EARTH's MENHOIR, and walked 
away with 21 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at CLUBS 'N CLONES while 
they watched SARYN clobber APRIL.  She lost 15 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  LAPUR has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  
He challenged MID EARTH's RINDEL (19-15-0), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  
I can barely restrain my enthusiam for MID EARTH's outstanding member, Duelmaster 
RINDEL.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was TRAIL OF TEARS.  In my day, no team with a 179-220-13 would 
scare me off!  What's the problem, CLAN CROW?  How well I know the feeling of being 
the most challenged warrior, MISTY RAIN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back 
to haunt you.  WHIP ME HOUSTON didn't quite know what to make of a challenge she 
received from MISTY RAIN of TRAIL OF TEARS, who is 24 points below her.  MISTY RAIN 
perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she lost to WHIP ME HOUSTON and ended up 
with 60 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  COMMANDER DATA, with his forgettable 7-7-0,  was 
killed by METHODICAL MALICE in a forgettable match.  TREKKERS didn't seem to mind 
very much.  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick 
around with a 9-10-0, and BUTTERFLY easily took care of ATTICUS.  Someone told OSTARA 
that CLUBS 'N CLONES never Bloodfeuded, that she'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure 
whoever misled you is right sorry.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINDEL 5346                  19  15  0   120       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER SAW 5287              16  10  1   123       METAL MINCERS (256)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386             19   9  2   105       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               20  24  1    97       EQUESTORS (158)
 SNOWDROP 5400                15  10  0    95       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LHISSON 5456                 13   6  0    95       MID EARTH (223)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               17  10  0    94       TREKKERS (462)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   8  0    91       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         19   8  0    89       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 13   8  0    84       MID EARTH (223)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         14  18  0    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           17  16  3    78       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERFLY 5388               12  17  2    66       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         8   8  1    66       CLAN CROW (456)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         13  14  0    65       TREKKERS (462)
 DARIUS 5467                   9   5  0    63       OPEN HAND (466)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9  10  2    60       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELLIUS 5448                 11  10  0    53       EQUESTORS (158)
 METHODICAL MALICE 5539        3   0  1    51       MOSTLY MISSING (471)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          5   0  0    48       CLAN CROW (456)
 PINKY 5491                    6   3  0    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BAHRAM 5445                   7  12  1    43       OPEN HAND (466)
 THERAEUS 5506                 4   1  0    43       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 TRINKET 5517                  3   1  0    42       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            6   7  0    41       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAERELON 5532                 2   1  0    33       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 SARYN 5552                    2   0  0    32       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 QUARK 5505                    4   2  0    30       TREKKERS (462)
 SNOWSHADOW 5494               3   8  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         2   1  0    27       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             5   8  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MAGDALA 5474                  6   5  1    24       OPEN HAND (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         6   5  0    23       METAL MINCERS (256)
 OSTARA 5534                   2   2  2    23       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STORMRIDER 5520               4   2  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARY WANNA 5558               2   0  2    21       STREET WALKERS (97)
 VIEDRAS 5562                  1   0  0    21       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 TANE 5480                     4   6  0    18       OPEN HAND (466)
 IRYANA 5492                   4   5  0    17       OPEN HAND (466)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            3   4  1    16       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STILETTO 5513                 1   0  1    15       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHLCH 5528                   3   2  0    11       MID EARTH (223)
 APRIL 5553                    2   1  1    11       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 MENHOIR 5529                  2   3  0     9       MID EARTH (223)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 LOOPTY 5536                   0   2  0     2       MOSTLY MISSING (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKYDANCER 5521          2  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   APRIL 5553            633   
BIFF O'BRAGH 5497       2  5 1 CLAN CROW 456        STONE GOLEM           634  NONE
AELEKTYR 5530           0  2 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           631  JUST REVENGED
GRU-MUNCHER 5509        2  4 1 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           633  JUST REVENGED
LAYUNDEGRAS 5563        0  1 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  MARY WANNA 5558       634   
ATTICUS 5458            9 10 0 EQUESTORS 158        BUTTERFLY 5388        634   
FLAVIANUS 5524          0  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        MARY WANNA 5558       633   
SEE YA 5560             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    HEINOUS BEAST         634  NONE
LUCY LAWLESS 5559       1  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STILETTO 5513         634   
COMMANDER DATA 5470     7  7 0 TREKKERS 462         METHODICAL MALIC 5539 634   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skunk Cabbage -- What!  I took one smell and went down!  You gotta do something about
that crass smell, Buddy.  And, I think I hate you anyway for the challenge.  I'm all
shook up. -- Stainless Shaker

Gaeglin -- Well, that WAS a foregone conclusion, wasn't it? -- Silver Saw (feelin'
mighty good.)

Look at THAT Trail Of Tears point gain!  Wow!  Congrats to you guys. -- Ora

Hey, Oremaster, why can't YOU do that, you old fogey? -- Ora

Now, Honeybun, Tweren't that yourn managen o' Stainless Shaker that got usns our onny
loss this'n turn?  Aye.  Tain't this'n ole miner what got usns losin'.  Nay. --
Oremaster (said with complete love and affection -- sort of)

Mr. Spock -- champeen!  Gratters. -- Oremaste

Mr. Spock -- That's what I get for not writing a DM column last turn.  It wasn't
about laziness, I got screwed up because of the holiday and missed the deadline.
That said... you suck, I really wanted to stay on top for a couple turns. -- Bimbo
Slice

Trekkers -- 3 challenges???  Wow, you must really like us!! -- Street Walkers

Lt. Wiff -- After that fight I guess I can skip my pilates class this week. -- A much
fit and trimmer Whip Me Houston

Constable Odo -- Just when I thought I was getting the hang of this, you have to go
and burst my bubble, thanks a lot. -- Pinky

Flavianus -- We both know I just did you a favor! -- Mary Wanna

Loopty -- Can you believe that they won't let me fight with my armadillo breastplate?
Obviously the city of Lapur doesn't appreciate fashion! -- Lucy Lawless

Lapur -- I hope know one took offense to Scruffy Puff's spotlight, he always seems to
get his "U's" and his "A's" mixed up.  I'll send him a copy of "Hooked on Phonics,"
that way he won't write chump instead of champs next time. -- Roadkill

Silver Saw -- Wow, you sure know how to charm the women, now, don't you!!!  It's not
me fault you couldn't keep up with my new dance steps. -- Bimbo Slice

Daemonspawn -- Never use the "S" word in Lapur... not only does the target get
bigger, some managers move it from your head to an area a little lower and somewhat
unsportsman like. -- The ever helpful Roadkill

Trail of Tears -- 79 pts.  !!!!  Impressive on its own, but also take over current
top team, well done! -- Roadkill

Ostara -- I didn't really care when you killed Aelektyr.  I expected him to die.
Now, Gru-muncher, I liked.  It didn't have much potential, and I figured it would die
in the arena too, but I liked it.  Maybe I shouldn't have blood feuded twice, as you
didn't mean to kill Aelektyr, but this is starting to feel personal. -- Daemonspawn
P.S.  What the hell happened there:  you slashed Gru-muncher's throat and absorbed
all its attack skills???

Ostara -- What we've got here is... failure to communicate.  I guess I'm going to
have to try to drive my point home again, since you apparently didn't get the message
last time. -- Theraeus

Snowshadow -- I hope you're happy now:  one less golem in this world. -- Daemonspawn,
Gru-muncher's (RIP) manager

Magdala -- Grus are tasty, and they have certain positive qualities to them, but they
do not ensure long life. -- Daemonspawn

Sorry we missed oot on the excitement lately but O'l Owsly had ta pull me Clan oot
for awhile ta get them refocused and give them a good O'l fashion kick in the seat O
the pants! -- Owsly (Disclaimer read by Deathwind Forge:  Owsly does not in any way
shape or form condone the mistreatment of warriors when in training.  In the warty
toad, when nobody is looking and upon the sands is not considered to be training and
is therefore acceptable.)

Ta whomever asked o' few turns back it be Owsly (pronounced Ows lee).  Sometimes me
quill moves a wee bit quicker than me brain. -- Owsly

     Noted, thanks. -- the Editor, correcting lists

Gaeglin -- Me told Owsly 2 shields dannae be O' good idea, but he be tellin me (in
imitating voice) "ye be needin to experiment ta learn O thing O two,"  Well me
learned O few thing the hard way!  Thanks for provin me right! -- Not so Lucky
Eireann

Congrats ta any recent grads we may have missed in our absence. -- Owsly and the Clan

What!?!  Vindocumous is leaving??!!??  Where am I gonna get so many skills losing
now?!!? -- Deathwind Forge

Jehlch -- That's embarrassing.  Good for you, I suppose, but embarrassing for me. --
Snowshadow, glad not to have a DA-crazed manager

Daerelon -- You want to be careful with that club, bub!  Crystal can shatter, you
know. -- Fire Crystal

Menhoir -- If a good storm were to come along, I'd ride out of here in a split
minute, glad of the chance to escape.  As it is... good fight, I guess.  Ouch. --
Stormrider

Gellius -- No, of course no one said that to me!  Why would they?  It would be a lie.
-- Butterfly

April -- Bummer. -- Ghost of Skydancer

Iryana -- Funny, it doesn't work for me. -- Snowshadow
P.S.  Of course, I'm allergic to wheat....

To those of you who spoke kindly of my spotlight-writing, my thanks.  I think my
vacation is about over and writing will resume.  Suggestions and volunteers are
welcome. -- Jorja
P.S.  But I'm going to finish Edge of Night first, mind!

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

Atticus -- I'm just happy to have survived that one. -- Bahram

Commander Data -- Impressive moves, take it easy on that left knee for awhile. --
Darius

Quark -- Looks like we work out on the same schedule, maybe we could hit the gym
together sometime. -- Magdala

Methodical Malice -- Anyone with more than five syllables is obviously compensating
for something. -- Tane

Trinket -- I tried every move I could think of, you're just too good for me, I guess.
-- Iryana

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIFF O'BRAGH was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
THERAEUS overpowered OSTARA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
MR. SPOCK was devastated by RINDEL in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
GAEGLIN was devastated by BIMBO SLICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DEATHWIND FORGE was bested by SNOWDROP in a 4 minute master's Challenge match.
MISTY RAIN was handily defeated by WHIP ME HOUSTON in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN unbelievably bested CONSTABLE ODO in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
METHODICAL MALICE assassinated COMMANDER DATA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
MAGDALA was overpowered by PINKY in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
QUARK demolished IRYANA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DAERELON devastated SKUNK CABBAGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
LOOPTY was devastated by FIRE CRYSTAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SARYN handily defeated APRIL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RAPID ADJUSTMENT overpowered TANE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
SILVER SAW savagely defeated ENCOLPIUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's brawl.
VINDOCOMUS overpowered LUCKY EIREANN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided match.
LHISSON overpowered PENNILESS LORD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GELLIUS was devastated by KILLIAN MCGUINES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LIEUTENANT WORF defeated BAHRAM in a popular 5 minute veteran's duel.
BUTTERFLY easily killed ATTICUS in a 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
DARIUS overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TRINKET overpowered STAINLESS SHAKER in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
STORMRIDER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SNOWSHADOW demolished JEHLCH in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
MENHOIR was vanquished by VIEDRAS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MARY WANNA easily killed LAYUNDEGRAS in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
LUCY LAWLESS was executed by STILETTO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  22 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  33 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        36 -  30 -  8      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  36 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  27 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  40 -  4      38  |

Turn 634 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                19  15  0  120 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER SAW 5287            16  10  1  123 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   BIMBO SLICE 5386           19   9  2  105 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              15  10  0   95 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               13   6  0   95 MID EARTH (223)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         17  16  3   78 CLAN CROW (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARIUS 5467                 9   5  0   63 OPEN HAND (466)
BASHING ATTACK   GELLIUS 5448               11  10  0   53 EQUESTORS (158)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518        5   0  0   48 CLAN CROW (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CONSTABLE ODO 5472.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR. SPOCK 
5380, RINDEL 5346, SNOWDROP 5400, SILVER SAW 5287, BAHRAM 5445, BIFF O'BRAGH 5497, 
DEATHWIND FORGE 5283, PINKY 5491, SNOWSHADOW 5494, and QUARK 5505.

The least popular fighter this week was LUCY LAWLESS 5559.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LAYUNDEGRAS 5563, MENHOIR 5529, JEHLCH 5528, STAINLESS SHAKER 
5479, GELLIUS 5448, LUCKY EIREANN 5285, TANE 5480, APRIL 5553, LOOPTY 5536, and SKUNK 
CABBAGE 5512.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BIMBO SLICE (29-5386) STREET WALKERS (97)

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

VINDOCOMUS (29-5251) EQUESTORS (158)