DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2010    Duedate: 08/24/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRON IMPACTER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5315) [13-9-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRON IMPACTER                  TRINKET
METAL MINCERS (256)            SERPENTS HOLD (470)
(29-5315) [13-9-0,105]         (29-5517) [6-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRON IMPACTER                  KILLIAN MCGUINES
METAL MINCERS (256)            CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5315) [13-9-0,105]         (29-5439) [10-9-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. METAL MINCERS (256)         35
2. TREKKERS (462)              31      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. EQUESTORS (158)             29      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         28
5. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       18      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)      611 408 14 60.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)          10  5 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      637 431 56 59.6   2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 1
 3/ 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   188 136 20 58.0   3/ 7 TREKKERS (462)            7  8 0
 4/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          541 486 23 52.7   4/ 3 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     7  8 0
 5/ 4 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     22  21  2 51.2   5/ 6 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  0 1
 6/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            70  70  1 50.0   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  8 0
 7/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          811 855 53 48.7   7/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 1
 8- 7 ZODIAC (459)              32  36  1 47.1   8/10*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       5  7 2
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     553 647 12 46.1   9/11 CLAN CROW (456)           5  8 0
10/ 8*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)     9  11  1 45.0  10/ 8 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      5  9 1
11/10 CLAN CROW (456)           82 101  6 44.8  11/ 4*MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    4  4 0
12/11 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     186 237 14 44.0  12-13 ZODIAC (459)              2  2 0
13/13*SERPENTS HOLD (470)       12  16  3 42.9  13/ 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    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

                      Lapurian Award Winners for the Year 2009

Best Duelmaster -- There were a lot of really good Duelmasters to choose from this
past year and in a really close vote the award goes to...LUNA.  In a close 2nd place,
only half a vote behind was DAISY CHAINS.
Worst Duelmaster -- Nearly sweeping the voting, the award goes to LITERNIUS.

Favorite Manager or Team -- Returning to Lapur after a long absence and garnering
half the votes cast, the awards goes to OWSLY and CLAN CROW.
Most Disliked Manager or Team -- There were only four votes cast here and thanks to
one voting for themselves they ended up being the only one with the minimum required
2 votes.  Congratulations, I think to ORA and OREMASTER and the borgs on METAL
MINCERS

Most Avoided Team -- Even though they have been absent for over 6 months, SPORKIS and
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD still have everyone remembering how deadly they were in the arena.
This is the 3rd year in a row they have either won or shared the win in this
category.
Most Challenged Team -- No one recorded more than one vote, so no winner here.

Best Team Name -- Hmmmm...well...  It appears that Roadkill's new cast of ummm ladies
this past year were very popular, because the STREET WALKERS received half of the
votes cast to win this award.
Worst Team Name -- I am not sure why, but the PLATES guild, who accounted for the
majority of the votes to win this award.

Best Warrior Name -- (mumbling to himself, "Ohhh jeez we will never hear the end of
this.")  Receiving half the votes cast, congratulations to SMACK O'MALLEY.
Worst Warrior Name -- No clear cut winner.

Best Personals Writer -- Receiving the majority of the votes this year were ORA and
OREMASTER, congratulations.
Best Spotlight Writer -- Plain and simple, UNCLE WOLF for the 3rd year in a row.

Marcus Award -- The ol'coot award goes to...COLOSSUS, who accounted for the majority
of the votes.
Ahringol's Apprentice -- We have a tie between MID EARTH and OPEN HAND.  Both
received the minimum 2 votes.
Bonnie Award -- Five different warriors were voted for the award, but only one was
able to attain the minimum required votes and that warrior is...FHRAIN.

Stylemasters
     Aimed Blow -- I think everyone would agree that 2009 was the year of the Aimed
Blow in Lapur.  The real question is was it a fluke or did the curse just take a
vacation.  Anyway, receiving the majority of votes cast, the award goes to...LUNA.
     Basher -- We have a tie for this award, with each receiving the minimum 2 votes.
Congratulations to ELVIRA MADIGAN and SMACK O'MALLEY.
     Parry Lunge -- Hmmmm another tie between this time between VON GROV and CUDDLE
ME TENDER.  Both recorded the minimum votes and this is the 2nd year in a row CUDDLE
ME TENDER has tied for the award.  Congratulations to you both.
     Parry Riposte -- Accepting the majority of the votes, the award goes to...
RINDEL.
     Parry Strike -- Another warrior accepting the majority of the votes, the award
goes to ICE SHARD.
     Lunger -- Receiving the majority of the votes cast, FHRAIN is the winner for the
2nd year in a row.
     Slasher -- Theer were several good slashers this past year, but the voting was
dominated by one warrior...SILVER SAW.  Congratulations!
     Striker -- Two champs dominated the voting, NEEDS SALT and RED HOT CHILI.  Both
of them were managed by the chump Scruffy and in the end NEEDS SALT registered one
more vote than RED HOT CHILI.
     Total Parry -- Not many TPs to choose from this past year, which is surprising
considering how well the ABs did this past year.  Well anyway, accounting for the
majority of votes cast the winner is...MAKADOS.
     Wall of Steel -- Two Wastes stood out this past year, LUCKY EIREANN and DAISY
CHAINS.  Surprisingly the Congratulations LUCKY EIREANN.

Note: A minimum of 2 votes required to be eligible to win a category.

Team Results for the year 2009.(Minimum 65 arena fights)
Team               W    L    K
STREET WALKERS     74   51   8
BOHICA             49   34   2
METAL MINCERS      39   30   1
EQUESTORS          70   58   0
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD   45   41   2
FORCE OF NATURE    43   42   3
VENUSIANS          45   44   2
TREKKERS           36   36   1
CARDOW HUNTERS     62   66   0
TRAIL OF TEARS     39   43   0
CLAN CROW          51   57   4
MID EARTH          56   68   4
X-MEN              36   55   3
BLACK KELTS        26   40   4

Best W/L Percentage=STREET WALKERS (59.2%)
Most Wins=STREET WALKERS (74)
Most Kills=STREET WALKERS (8)
Iron Team Award (Most fights)=CARDOW HUNTERS AND EQUESTORS (128)

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): 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 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, 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 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (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  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for MALIGNANT DECEIT, whose 1-2-0 this turn dropped them by 7 
into 11th.  TREKKERS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-3-0 into a 4 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, IRON 
IMPACTER fought LHISSON and gained 25 points and contributed to METAL MINCERS' 2-0-0. 
LHISSON has lost to IRON IMPACTER, falling 20 points, while helping make MID EARTH a 
2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SNOWDROP 
remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  TREKKERS has cause to stand tall, as they 
were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
avoiding TREKKERS more than any other team we find MID EARTH.  LAPUR, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MID 
EARTH's warrior GAEGLIN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Building dreams on hope, QUARK challenged up 28 points this turn to take 
on CAIRRAIG AMADAN from CLAN CROW stable.  And whaddya know, QUARK beat CAIRRAIG 
AMADAN, and the fighters of TREKKERS were last seen lifting frothy pints of ale in 
honor of QUARK's 28 point gain.  In a brave attempt, LUCKY EIREANN from CLAN CROW 
challenged up 19 points to fight GAEGLIN from the MID EARTH stable.  LUCKY EIREANN 
perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued GAEGLIN and ended up with 97 
recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  WHIP ME HOUSTON must have surprised STREET WALKERS this turn, after 
they sent her to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold her!  The Warty 
Toad declares a free round for MARY WANNA and all of STREET WALKERS, for having 
revenged EQUESTORS' RUTILIUS for killing one of their comrades.  Is it really true 
that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LAPUR, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON IMPACTER 5315           13   9  0   105       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YURI 5188                    16   8  2   109       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285           19  18  3    97       CLAN CROW (456)
 MR. SPOCK 5380               18  12  0    93       TREKKERS (462)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        10   6  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
 RINDEL 5346                  21  17  0    92       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUTTERFLY 5388               15  18  2    85       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            8   4  0    85       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GAEGLIN 5437                 15  10  0    83       MID EARTH (223)
 LHISSON 5456                 15   8  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439        10   9  1    76       CLAN CROW (456)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283         15  21  0    73       CLAN CROW (456)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383         14  16  0    68       TREKKERS (462)
-GEMINI 5364                   9   7  0    68       ZODIAC (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINKET 5517                  6   2  0    66       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 PINKY 5491                   10   3  0    65       STREET WALKERS (97)
 QUARK 5505                    6   3  0    64       TREKKERS (462)
-CANCER 5363                   7   8  0    62       ZODIAC (459)
 GELLIUS 5448                 12  13  0    59       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         5   2  0    55       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
-LEO 5395                      7   5  0    49       ZODIAC (459)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             4   0  0    49       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 STAINLESS SHAKER 5479         9   5  0    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MISTY RAIN 5459               9  14  2    43       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 THERAEUS 5506                 6   3  0    43       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 STILETTO 5513                 3   2  2    42       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 MENHOIR 5529                  5   4  0    41       MID EARTH (223)
 CONSTABLE ODO 5472            7   9  0    40       TREKKERS (462)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518          6   2  0    40       CLAN CROW (456)
 JEHLCH 5528                   6   3  1    35       MID EARTH (223)
 FIRE CRYSTAL 5476             6  11  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY WANNA 5558               5   1  2    33       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DAERELON 5532                 3   4  1    32       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 OSTARA 5534                   4   4  3    27       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 SARYN 5552                    4   2  0    25       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMRIDER 5520               6   4  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YARARA 5515                   1   1  1    21       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 VIEDRAS 5562                  3   2  0    20       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 REGULUS 5576                  2   1  0    19       EQUESTORS (158)
-BOODIKKA 5433                 2   2  0    19       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RAMPER 5555                   2   2  0    19       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 LUCE 5557                     2   1  1    18       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 LOCUTUS OF BORG 5579          2   1  0    16       TREKKERS (462)
 VERUS 5590                    1   0  0    14       EQUESTORS (158)
 IRONIE O'BANTER 5571          1   2  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
 SPICILLUS 5564                1   3  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              1   3  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CHICKADEE 5582                1   1  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 1   1  1     5       EQUESTORS (158)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588              0   1  0     1       STREET WALKERS (97)

'-' 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   
LAYUNDEGRAS 5563        0  1 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  MARY WANNA 5558       634  REVENGED
ATTICUS 5458            9 10 0 EQUESTORS 158        BUTTERFLY 5388        634  REVENGED
CLODIUS 5570            0  1 0 EQUESTORS 158        LUCE 5557             635   
SERPENT 1 5584          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    RIVER MONSTER         638  NONE
BERRI M. DEEP 5580      1  2 0 STREET WALKERS 97    RIVER MONSTER         638  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  JUST REVENGED
APRIL 5553              2  2 1 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   JEHLCH 5528           635  REVENGED
DUBIOUS DUCKLING 5586   0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   YARARA 5515           637   
IMPOSSIBLE 5591         0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   RIVER MONSTER         638  NONE
SKUNK CABBAGE 5512      3  8 1 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   SHAMBLING MOUND       638  NONE
DEE DEE 5447            1  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 DUSKBLOOD TROLL       638  NONE
KARIN 5434              2  2 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 DARK CHAMPION         638  NONE
RADAR 5461              0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 STONE GOLEM           638  NONE
SCORPIO 5415            5  4 1 ZODIAC 459           STILETTO 5513         637   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stainless Shaker -- I know you're in there somewhere.  If I could hold on to a bigger
can opener I am sure I could find you. -- Ramper (all romped out)

Theraeus -- You lost so maybe you didn't appreciate it as much as I did.  That fight
we had was right out of Kirasawa.  Awesome!  Let's do it again soon. -- Rapid
Adjustment

Congratulations to Encolpius of Equesters, Snowdrop of Trail Of Tears, and Whip Me
Houston of Street Walkers for making it to The Big Time.  We are equally proud of our
own Lord Protector Silver Saw. -- Ora and Oremaster

Whip Me Houston -- Quick?  I am proud to be quick!  Not only am I quick, but I can do
it again and again and again.  Especially with someone as lovely as you.  (wink) --
Silver Saw

We would have said nice DM Column last turn, but... -- Ora and Oremaster

Oremaster -- You old coot, that is two turns of only my management and our 'borgs are
undefeated.  Perhaps you should stay on vacation.  Fishing seems to suit you. -- Ora

Shambling Mound -- Now, you DA Monsters weren't so tough at all, were you? -- Silver
Saw

Ramper -- Uh, malignancy just cannot penetrate stainless, huh? -- Stainless Shaker

Roadkill -- Oops!  Do not make it a habit of killing opponents.  Bloodfeud if you
wish, just do not send a naked warrior. -- Spartacus

Butterfly -- Atticus has been avenged, you are still kicking, everything's honky-
dory. -- Encolpius

Whip Me Houston -- That was not what I paid for, I thought a Cleveland Steamer was
something else. -- Mr. Spock

Regulus -- Don't feel bad about being beaten into submission by Locutus, he took
Parry Como down with his fists. -- Deep Thought

You will all be assimilated... have I said that? -- Locutus of Borg

Pinky -- I forgot to take the gold-pressed latinum out of my pockets.  That stuff can
really weight you down.  I'll change weapons and see you again soon. -- Quark
P.S.  Good job taking that sanctimonious Odo down a peg.  That makes you guys 1-1.

Encolpius -- Properly done. -- Butterfly

Ironie o'Banter -- That'll teach you to go around kissing stones!  At least with
frogs you have a chance. -- Thunderbold

A Userous Merchant?  I just have no head for business. -- Fire Crystal

The Convicted Thief was easy, but not very informative when it came to skills. --
Stormrider

Spicillus -- I'm not sure I like this.  I've got an idea it won't always be so easy,
will it? -- Chickadee

Gellius -- I got you between the joints of the armor. -- Butterfly

Spartacus -- Well, of course!  We don't do that. -- Jorja, Cardow Hunters

Our congratulations to Snowdrop and Whip Me Houston. -- 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

WHIP ME HOUSTON butchered WYVERN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKUNK CABBAGE was murdered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DEE DEE was murdered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BERRI M. DEEP was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
KARIN was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RADAR was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
IMPOSSIBLE was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SERPENT 1 was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MARY WANNA devastated RUTILIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
DEATHWIND FORGE was handily defeated by MR. SPOCK in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
LUCKY EIREANN won victory over GAEGLIN in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
RAPID ADJUSTMENT was vanquished by BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KILLIAN MCGUINES savagely defeated LIEUTENANT WORF in a 6 minute Challenge melee.
STAINLESS SHAKER luckily beat CONSTABLE ODO in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
QUARK demolished CAIRRAIG AMADAN in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MISTY RAIN was overpowered by PINKY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
GILEAN YASUR overpowered OSTARA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LOCUTUS OF BORG was bested by JEHLCH in a 4 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
VIEDRAS was savagely defeated by FIRE CRYSTAL in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SNOWDROP demolished RINDEL in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
LHISSON was handily defeated by IRON IMPACTER in a 1 minute Title competition.
THERAEUS was overpowered by TRINKET in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven fight.
GELLIUS overcame DAERELON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory uneven duel.
STORMRIDER was demolished by MENHOIR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STILETTO vanquished RAMPER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SARYN vanquished SPICILLUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YARARA was subdued by REGULUS in a 1 minute melee.
LUCE beat CHICKADEE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
IRONIE O'BANTER overpowered MILEY VIRUS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
THUNDERBOLD was handily defeated by VERUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  11 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  21 -  3      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  33 -  3      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  35 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        39 -  46 -  7      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  20 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  51 -  3      27  |

Turn 638 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     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  7         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  IRON IMPACTER 5315         13   9  0  105 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285         19  18  3   97 CLAN CROW (456)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  MR. SPOCK 5380             18  12  0   93 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RINDEL 5346                21  17  0   92 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   GAEGLIN 5437               15  10  0   83 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               15   8  0   81 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545       5   2  0   55 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
TOTAL PARRY      STAINLESS SHAKER 5479       9   5  0   47 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                 6   3  1   35 MID EARTH (223)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRON IMPACTER 5315.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONSTABLE 
ODO 5472, FIRE CRYSTAL 5476, THERAEUS 5506, TRINKET 5517, QUARK 5505, GELLIUS 5448, 
LUCE 5557, STAINLESS SHAKER 5479, GILEAN YASUR 5567, and JEHLCH 5528.

The least popular fighter this week was CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THUNDERBOLD 5573, MILEY VIRUS 5588, SPICILLUS 5564, RAMPER 
5555, STORMRIDER 5520, LHISSON 5456, OSTARA 5534, MISTY RAIN 5459, LIEUTENANT WORF 
5383, and RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LUCKY EIREANN (29-5285) CLAN CROW (456)
MR. SPOCK (29-5380) TREKKERS (462)

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

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

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!