DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2010    Duedate: 08/10/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOWDROP
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-5400) [18-10-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNOWDROP                       RAPID ADJUSTMENT
TRAIL OF TEARS (229)           MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
(29-5400) [18-10-0,126]        (29-5545) [5-1-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIP ME HOUSTON                CANCER
STREET WALKERS (97)            ZODIAC (459)
(29-5397) [21-9-0,107]         (29-5363) [7-8-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        32
2. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         32      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. MID EARTH (223)             30      Unchartered Team
4. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        18
5. CLAN CROW (456)             11      MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      609 408 14 59.9   1/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 1
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      634 429 55 59.6   2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 3/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          539 483 23 52.7   3/ 2 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     9  6 1
 4/ 3 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     20  18  2 52.6   4/ 5*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    6  2 1
 5/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            68  67  1 50.4   5/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  8 0
 6/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          808 853 53 48.6   6/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  1 1
 7/ 0 ZODIAC (459)              32  36  1 47.1   7/ 8 TREKKERS (462)            5  5 0
 8/ 7*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)     8   9  1 47.1   8/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      5  9 1
 9/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     551 644 12 46.1   9/12 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 1
10/ 9 CLAN CROW (456)           79  99  6 44.4  10/10*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       4  8 2
11/10 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     185 233 14 44.3  11/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)           4  8 0
12-11 OPEN HAND (466)           40  53  3 43.0  12- 9 OPEN HAND (466)           3  2 0
13/12*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       10  14  3 41.7  13/ 0 ZODIAC (459)              2  2 0
14-13*MOSTLY MISSING (471)       3   5  1 37.5  14-13*MOSTLY MISSING (471)      0  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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 532): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 638): LIMA BEAN EXPRESS of FOOD FIGHT! (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 639): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 636): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 473): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 434): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 421): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 537): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 532): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 638): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 639): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 636): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 473): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 537): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LAPUR once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, STREET 
WALKERS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave CLAN CROW a 1-3-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
TRAIL OF TEARS' 8th moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  It seems so recently people were 
saying MID EARTH was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 2.  I guess 
they're washed no more...  What's with YARARA?  It actually beat TRAIL OF TEARS' 
DUBIOUS DUCKLING, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at CLUBS 'N CLONES.  THERAEUS lost 10 points to RAPID ADJUSTMENT.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe THERAEUS will provide more easy wins...  See how the 
Duelmaster Bloodfeuded MID EARTH's JEHLCH?  That sort of initiative is how she got 
where she is now.  JEHLCH was reminded on the sands why SNOWDROP is Duelmaster.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was STREET WALKERS.  In my day, no team with a 632-426-55 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, MID EARTH?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, MENHOIR!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged RINDEL of MID 
EARTH who is up by 25.  Now was this a wise move?  DEATHWIND FORGE perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by RINDEL and ended up with 79 recognition 
points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if SILVER SAW can return from the Dark Arena.  SCORPIO, with his forgettable 5-4-1,  
was killed by STILETTO in a forgettable match.  ZODIAC didn't seem to mind very much. 
BUTTERFLY larned hers lesson (ENCOLPIUS taught it well), and we right likely won't be 
seein' 'im fight any EQUESTORS members with the same gusto.  Someone told JEHLCH that 
TRAIL OF TEARS never Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure 
whoever misled you is right sorry.  MARY WANNA was plum wore out after GILEAN YASUR 
pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  STREET WALKERS'll have to get a little better 
before going after GILEAN YASUR again!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWDROP 5400                18  10  0   126       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397         21   9  0   107       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RINDEL 5346                  21  16  0   103       MID EARTH (223)
 LHISSON 5456                 15   7  0   101       MID EARTH (223)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 15   9  0    98       MID EARTH (223)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. SPOCK 5380               17  12  0    85       TREKKERS (462)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
-IRON IMPACTER 5315           12   9  0    80       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           18  18  3    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         15  20  0    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               14  18  2    78       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DARIUS 5467                  10   5  0    76       OPEN HAND (466)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         14  15  0    69       TREKKERS (462)
 GEMINI 5364                   9   7  0    68       ZODIAC (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439         9   9  1    66       CLAN CROW (456)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          6   1  0    64       CLAN CROW (456)
 CANCER 5363                   7   8  0    62       ZODIAC (459)
 PINKY 5491                    9   3  0    60       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         5   1  0    60       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELLIUS 5448                 11  13  0    56       EQUESTORS (158)
-BAHRAM 5445                   8  12  1    53       OPEN HAND (466)
 TRINKET 5517                  5   2  0    53       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 LEO 5395                      7   5  0    49       ZODIAC (459)
 THERAEUS 5506                 6   2  0    47       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            7   8  0    45       TREKKERS (462)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9  13  2    42       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 OSTARA 5534                   4   3  3    40       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         8   5  0    37       METAL MINCERS (256)
 QUARK 5505                    5   3  0    36       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHLCH 5528                   5   3  1    33       MID EARTH (223)
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             3   0  0    33       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 STILETTO 5513                 2   2  2    33       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 MENHOIR 5529                  4   4  0    30       MID EARTH (223)
 DAERELON 5532                 3   3  1    30       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 MARY WANNA 5558               4   1  2    27       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RAMPER 5555                   2   1  0    27       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             5  11  0    26       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MAGDALA 5474                  6   6  1    25       OPEN HAND (466)
 STORMRIDER 5520               6   3  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIEDRAS 5562                  3   1  0    23       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-TANE 5480                     5   6  0    22       OPEN HAND (466)
 YARARA 5515                   1   0  1    20       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
-IRYANA 5492                   4   6  0    18       OPEN HAND (466)
 SARYN 5552                    3   2  0    18       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 SKUNK CABBAGE 5512            3   7  1    17       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 CHICKADEE 5582                1   0  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LOCUTUS OF BORG 5579          2   0  0    15       TREKKERS (462)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              1   2  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 1   0  1     7       EQUESTORS (158)
 REGULUS 5576                  1   1  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCE 5557                     1   1  1     5       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 SPICILLUS 5564                1   2  0     5       EQUESTORS (158)
 BERRI M. DEEP 5580            1   1  0     4       STREET WALKERS (97)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 IRONIE O'BANTER 5571          0   2  0     2       CLAN CROW (456)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNOWSHADOW 5494         3  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   DAERELON 5532         635   
GRU-MUNCHER 5509        2  4 1 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  OSTARA 5534           633  REVENGED
LAYUNDEGRAS 5563        0  1 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  MARY WANNA 5558       634  JUST REVENGED
ATTICUS 5458            9 10 0 EQUESTORS 158        BUTTERFLY 5388        634  JUST REVENGED
CLODIUS 5570            0  1 0 EQUESTORS 158        LUCE 5557             635   
FLAVIANUS 5524          0  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        MARY WANNA 5558       633  NOT REVENGED
SEE YA 5583             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    STONE GOLEM           637  NONE
LUCY LAWLESS 5559       1  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    STILETTO 5513         634  REVENGED
PARRY COMO 5581         0  2 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RUTILIUS 5585         637   
APRIL 5553              2  2 1 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   JEHLCH 5528           635  JUST REVENGED
DUBIOUS DUCKLING 5586   0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   YARARA 5515           637   
SCORPIO 5415            5  4 1 ZODIAC 459           STILETTO 5513         637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whip Me Houston -- Just for you, I am out of here next turn.  I will miss you,
though.  (big grin) -- Silver Saw

Spartacus -- Good luck with your headache, er a rebuilding. -- Ora

Fire Crystal -- I had a lot of fun.  Did you?  Thanks for the "w". -- Stainless
Shaker

Mr. Spock?!  A challenge?!  How nice; I needed the easy win. -- L.P. Silver Saw

Great to see everyone at the Face.  Lots of Lapurians. -- Ora and What's-his-name

Hah, Oremaster, you old coot!  This round was all mine and I was undefeated!  Perhaps
you should turn the whole team over to me.  (Or stay on vacation.) -- Ora

Congrats again to Snowdrop, a worthy Duelmaster. -- Ora and The Metal Mincers

Silver Saw is:
     9(2)-8(1)-13-15(1)-20(2)-20(1)-7(1) bonused SL
     +4 attack, +4 defense
     skill learn rate a weak 1.42
     fave may be SC despite lack of DF
     16-79-1 with SH
     17-66-8 with SC
     1-18-1 with HA
The rest is TBA. -- The Cyborg City Clarion

Butterfly -- Foul!!!  I broke your scimitar and you pull out a dagger, against plate
armor, it should be useless yet you get me twice in the butt and once on the left
arm, fight over, I lose.  Foul!! -- Gellius

I would like to thank the manager of Street Walkers and Cardow Hunters for NOT
pulling Mary Wanna and Butterfly from the arena.  It allowed me to try to avenge
Atticus and Flavianus, but to no avail. -- Spartacus

Spicillus -- No need to be stingy on the skills, if I don't start learning something
REAL soon Roadkill is not going to be very happy with me. -- Mary Wanna

Constable Odo -- You had me worried with the way you came out of the gate.  I learned
more from that fight than you know. -- Pinky

Cairraig Amadan -- Thanks for the work out! -- Whip me Houston
P.S.  Very impressive, you're going to tick off a lot of fighters for a long time.

Thunderbold -- I guess if I'm going to live up to my name I'll have to try a little
harder. -- Berri M. Deep

Locutus of Borg -- I can't believe I gave up that easily.  I'd like yo say you were
lucky, but I'm just not that good. -- Parry Como

Silver Saw -- You do know that being so quick is not something most men are proud of?
-- Whip me Houston

All -- Prepping and traveling to the tourney has me doing a little catching up on the
Mid Earth weekly warrior quotes. -- Visionist

Snowdrop -- That was luck!  Pure dumb luck!  Till we meet again.  <cursing under his
breath> -- Rindel

Encolpius -- You are quicker than I thought. -- Gaeglin

Lucky Eireann -- Hmmm, perhaps I should try that weapon more often.  <sly grin> --
Lhisson

Trail of Tears Guild -- I regret that April died at my hand.  Please accept my
condolences and I await your retribution. -- Jehlch

Saryn -- I am beginning to stink up the place. -- Menhoir

Encolpius -- Hope your time in the infirmary was productive. -- Rindel

Deathwind Forge -- Sorry, but I really need that one. -- Gaeglin

Snowdrop -- Well fought, ma'lady.  You are an impressive lady, warrior and
Duelmaster. -- Lhisson

Stiletto -- Be gone, Golem, you smell! -- Jehlch

Luce -- Yes!!  Finally!!  Ohh sorry, miss, well fought. -- Menhoir

Silver Saw and Encolpius -- Congrats on your invites! -- All the Mid Earth Guild

All -- Voting for the Lapurian Awards are now closed.  I would like to thank those
that took the time to vote and watch for the announcing of winner next turn. --
Visionist

Gellius -- For some reason I associate you with ice cream.  I'd really like some ice
cream about now.  Do you have any? -- Butterfly

Stainless Shaker -- I am, of course, all shook up over that.  I feel there should be
more witticisms, but Jorja says I don't have time to think of them.  Meaning, of
course, that SHE doesn't have time to write them down for me.  I may have to learn to
do my OWN writing down.  Or hire a scribe, provided I can find one who won't
embezzle. -- Fire Crystal

Ramper -- Definitely malignant, there was no need to bury me in the sand, you know!
But no deceit that I could see... oh, if I can see it, it isn't deceit, right?  Hmm.
-- Stormrider

Berri M. Deep -- Ah... um.  Well, no place for my career to go but up? -- Thunderbold

Daerelon -- It happens.  She had a low CN. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Silver Saw and Encolpius. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILVER SAW viciously butchered SHAMBLING MOUND in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SNOWDROP savagely defeated JEHLCH in a 4 minute uneven Bloodfeud Title fight.
ENCOLPIUS defeated BUTTERFLY in a 2 minute veteran's Bloodfeud fight.
SARYN was devastated by OSTARA in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
GILEAN YASUR defeated MARY WANNA in a 1 minute novice's Bloodfeud struggle.
DEATHWIND FORGE slimly lost to RINDEL in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge competition.
LUCKY EIREANN was vanquished by LHISSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
RAPID ADJUSTMENT defeated THERAEUS in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
KILLIAN MCGUINES won victory over TRINKET in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DAERELON was defeated by CONSTABLE ODO in a 1 minute Challenge match.
STAINLESS SHAKER overcame RAMPER in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice Challenge bout.
MENHOIR demolished SKUNK CABBAGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
IRONIE O'BANTER was bested by THUNDERBOLD in a 1 minute novice's Challenge battle.
WHIP ME HOUSTON overpowered MR. SPOCK in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GAEGLIN defeated DEADLY ASSASSIN in a action packed 3 minute struggle.
CANCER was outwaited by LIEUTENANT WORF in a crowd pleasing 9 minute bout.
GEMINI viciously subdued GELLIUS in a 2 minute gory brawl.
LEO overpowered MISTY RAIN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PINKY overpowered QUARK in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FIRE CRYSTAL was handily defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute competition.
SCORPIO was killed by STILETTO in a 2 minute fight.
STORMRIDER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
VIEDRAS handily defeated BERRI M. DEEP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SPICILLUS was devastated by CHICKADEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
REGULUS was savagely defeated by LOCUTUS OF BORG in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
PARRY COMO was savagely slain by RUTILIUS in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.
YARARA killed DUBIOUS DUCKLING in a 2 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  12 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  23 -  4      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  34 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  34 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        42 -  40 -  8      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  51 -  3      28  |

Turn 637 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SNOWDROP 5400              18  10  0  126 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
LUNGING ATTACK   WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397       21   9  0  107 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                21  16  0  103 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               15   7  0  101 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  MR. SPOCK 5380             17  12  0   85 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545       5   1  0   60 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  THERAEUS 5506               6   2  0   47 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
TOTAL PARRY      STAINLESS SHAKER 5479       8   5  0   37 METAL MINCERS (256)
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 CANCER 5363.  The ten other most popular fighters were GAEGLIN 5437, 
SNOWDROP 5400, RINDEL 5346, SEE YA 5583, KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439, DEATHWIND FORGE 5283, 
WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397, GEMINI 5364, REGULUS 5576, and OSTARA 5534.

The least popular fighter this week was SPICILLUS 5564.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BERRI M. DEEP 5580, SCORPIO 5415, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, QUARK 5505, MISTY 
RAIN 5459, SKUNK CABBAGE 5512, DAERELON 5532, RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545, LUCKY EIREANN 
5285, and SARYN 5552.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SNOWDROP (29-5400) TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
WHIP ME HOUSTON (29-5397) STREET WALKERS (97)

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

ENCOLPIUS (29-5268) EQUESTORS (158)
SILVER SAW (29-5287) METAL MINCERS (256)