DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2010    Duedate: 11/16/2010

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KILLIAN MCGUINES
CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5439) [16-9-1,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KILLIAN MCGUINES               KULMAR
CLAN CROW (456)                WAR PARTY (474)
(29-5439) [16-9-1,145]         (29-5624) [2-1-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLIAN MCGUINES               GHOST OF LUCIA
CLAN CROW (456)                TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-5439) [16-9-1,145]         (29-5630) [1-1-0,13]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN CROW (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRAIL OF TEARS (229)        40
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        30      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CLAN CROW (456)             27      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (97)         27
5. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         25      WAR PARTY (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NOT QUITE STARS (473)      4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 CLAN CROW (456)          10  1 1
 2/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      618 415 15 59.8   2/ 9 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      7  8 1
 3/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      651 442 56 59.6   3/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 0
 4- 5 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     36  32  3 52.9   4/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  3 1
 5/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          559 498 24 52.9   5/ 3 TREKKERS (462)            6  9 0
 6/ 7 TREKKERS (462)            85  83  1 50.6   6- 5 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     5  5 0
 7/10 CLAN CROW (456)          101 106  7 48.8   7/ 8*WAR PARTY (474)           5  8 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          822 874 54 48.5   8/ 4 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 0
 9/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     560 670 12 45.5   9- 6*NOT QUITE STARS (473)     4  1 1
10/13 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     194 254 15 43.3  10/11 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       4  4 0
11/14 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       20  27  3 42.6  11/12 STREET WALKERS (97)       4  6 0
12/ 8*WAR PARTY (474)            5   8  0 38.5  12/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4 11 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

starting Near Vithicar:

     Tyre didn't curse as he trudged along under a heavy pack.  Sidon didn't curse,
either.  But Master Darque could tell they were both thinking about it.  He didn't
owe them--or anyone else--an explanation.  But they'd been with him a long time, were
loyal and reliable....
     "We can't travel magically because of the disturbance the idiot in Kurukar is
creating," he said.  "When we get down off the mountain, we might hire horses."
     Tyre said, "Ah," and Sidon nodded and almost smiled.  They resettled their packs
and kept walking.
     And walking.  It was a long way down off the mountain, which was one reason why
he'd picked that cave system to establish a laboratory in the first place.  Close to
the nexus of power that was Vithicar, and a long way from anywhere else.  Master
Darque had a lot of enemies, which was inconvenient but also a mark of his successes.
Practically a way of keeping score.
     He dismissed that idle thought from his mind.  What of the Black Kaliv of
Kurukar?  He needed a plan.  The first step would be to assemble all he knew about
the man, all he had picked up in bits and minute pieces over the years.
     Brother to the First Wife of the Satrap of Zuwayza, given the rule of Kurukar at
his sister's insistence when the previous kaliv had become incapacitated.  Some kind
of lingering debility on the previous man's part, and the possibility that it might
have been magically induced by his successor was... not something Darque had ever
heard suggested.  But it might be so, and might be worth considering.  Still, not
immediately critical.  Except that a man who could and would use magic to open a path
to power for himself, behavior which seemed to Darque quite... normal, even
admirable, had chosen Kurukar.  Why?  The place was a backwater.  A benighted
province with a poor climate and no great resources.  Why had the Black Kaliv not
chosen Aljafir?  Or Jurine?  Or...?
     Ah!  A very old image emerged from the vaults of his memory.  Centuries old, he
had been--briefly--studying the magical foundation of Alastari with some Fratsfan.
The man's name eluded him but probably didn't matter.  What mattered was the map.  It
had shown the lines of power that criss-crossed the isthmus of Alastari, and though
towns and borders, even rivers, had changed, the lines of power, what humans called
the "ley lines," would not have done so.  Not to any degree that mattered, anyway.
And there had been a major node in the area that was now Kurukar.
     So the Black Kaliv had made that choice for a sound reason.  Good to know.
There might be a way to turn that knowledge into a weapon, which was something Master
Darque excelled at:  turning knowledge into weapons.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ahhhhh Lapur, what a great city and Arena.  Me gotta tell ya me like it here!
Sittin here on me throne with me feet kicked up tossing back a good pint O me
favorite Ale....Life not be better than this!!!  Love the new teams coming in!  It be
makin this place buzz with excitement!  Yes life be O bit grand right now for sure.
O course nothing last forever but ye know me goin ta live it up while me can!  Me
think me might be developing a bit O a crush on that Debbie Tonte.  Somethin aboot
her make the ale in me belly all warm and fuzzy!  Maybe she might drop her favor ta
the sands one O' these times before me duel!  Ahhh that would make me day!  Well me
think me goin ta head over ta the Warty Toad ta meet up with the rest O' the Clan for
dinner.  See ya next week Lapur if all goes well.

Your Duelmaster fighting for his rights,
Killian McGuines

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for EQUESTORS, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 4 
into 8th.  Ha!  TRAIL OF TEARS turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see MENHOIR win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, MENHOIR beat QUARK and QUARK lost 17 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, LAPUR may be getting bland, as KILLIAN MCGUINES 
stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, LAPUR?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MID EARTH, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like METAL MINCERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  JEHLCH was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439        16   9  1   145       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        11   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LHISSON 5456                 18  11  0    86       MID EARTH (223)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            9   5  0    84       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MENHOIR 5529                  9   6  0    78       MID EARTH (223)
 BUTTERFLY 5388               17  22  2    75       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TRINKET 5517                  9   4  0    69       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         10   2  0    66       CLAN CROW (456)
 PINKY 5491                   13   5  0    65       STREET WALKERS (97)
 QUARK 5505                    9   6  0    65       TREKKERS (462)
-SARYN 5552                    8   3  0    64       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-CARNAGE 5593                  4   0  0    63       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAINLESS SHAKER 5479        10   8  0    58       METAL MINCERS (256)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSTARA 5534                   8   5  3    56       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 MISTY RAIN 5459              11  17  3    55       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-DAERELON 5532                 6   6  1    50       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-GILEAN YASUR 5567             6   3  0    49       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 JEHLCH 5528                   8   7  2    45       MID EARTH (223)
 STORMRIDER 5520               8   8  0    38       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VERUS 5590                    4   3  1    36       EQUESTORS (158)
 YARARA 5515                   2   1  1    36       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTILIUS 5585                 5   3  1    33       EQUESTORS (158)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588              4   2  0    32       STREET WALKERS (97)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              2   8  0    29       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARY WANNA 5558               7   4  2    27       STREET WALKERS (97)
-VIEDRAS 5562                  6   4  1    25       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 PRIORE 5628                   2   1  0    25       MID EARTH (223)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCOTTY 5613                   3   1  0    23       TREKKERS (462)
 TAPPER O'DOOL 5634            2   0  0    22       CLAN CROW (456)
 SPICILLUS 5564                3   7  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
 LOCUTUS OF BORG 5579          5   4  0    19       TREKKERS (462)
-JACK BOMHAUER 5606            1   0  0    16       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595        3   2  0    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GHOST OF LUCIA 5630           1   1  0    13       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 KULMAR 5624                   2   1  0    12       WAR PARTY (474)
 XIANA 5626                    2   1  0    11       WAR PARTY (474)
 BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607         2   2  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
-BRUCE TILLIS 5604             1   0  1    11       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592         1   0  0    11       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ZERRO 5635                    1   1  0    11       MID EARTH (223)
 ANICIUS 5633                  1   1  0    10       EQUESTORS (158)
 COPPER CLIPPER 5641           1   0  0    10       METAL MINCERS (256)
-BUCK NORRIS 5602              1   0  0    10       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 SPRINGROLL 5645               1   0  0    10       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 B. FURIOUS 5596               2   3  0     9       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SHRALLA 5625                  1   2  0     9       WAR PARTY (474)
 UHURA 5614                    2   2  0     8       TREKKERS (462)
-ARYLYN 5617                   2   1  0     7       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 MAPLESONG 5612                1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HARDWOOD 5611                 1   4  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MEL GIBSTEIN 5605             1   0  0     6       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 GEORDI LA FORGE 5629          1   1  0     4       TREKKERS (462)
-DUTCH SCHULTZ 5452            0   2  0     2       GANGSTAS (465)
 KYLANO 5636                   0   1  0     1       WAR PARTY (474)
-ERIC HARTMAN 5603             0   1  0     1       NOT QUITE STARS (473)
 HALLA 5637                    0   1  0     1       WAR PARTY (474)
 LUCILIUS 5646                 0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IRONIE O'BANTER 5571    2  4 0 CLAN CROW 456        VERUS 5590            641  REVENGED
THERAEUS 5506           6  5 0 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  JEHLCH 5528           640  REVENGED
REGULUS 5576            3  5 0 EQUESTORS 158        MISTY RAIN 5459       643   
BUB BYE 5642            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    DUSKBLOOD TROLL       644  NONE
SEE YA 5643             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    STONE GOLEM           644  NONE
THIRTEEN 5644           0  1 0 TRAIL OF TEARS 229   RIVER MONSTER         644  NONE
TALORAN 5623            0  1 0 WAR PARTY 474        BRUCE TILLIS 5604     642   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All, esp Spartacus and the dead Gellius -- The previous fight reported as a deep
downchallenge, was NOT.  It was a random matchup.  The death of Gellius by Iron
Impactor was NOT the result of a deep DC by Oremaster.  The Metal Mincers are
sorrowed at the loss of Gellius, but can continue to hang their heads high in honor.
-- Ora

Lhisson -- Thanks for being there for me at the end.  (wink) -- Iron Impacter
(Retired)
P.S.  My faves were: GA, low/high, Initiative

Killian Mac -- You would hurt a poor little 'borg like me?  You are such a bully!
Why, I should have been Duelmaster.  Yes, I should! -- Inconel Indenter

It surely did not look like you deserved to be DM, Inconel.  Not in that fight. --
Ora

Congratulations to the Duelmaster, Killian McGiuness.  Kudos to a fine, deserving
warrior. -- Ora and You-Know-Who
P.S.  Very nice DM Column, Champ.

Blimey, Ora, leave me 'borg Inconel, be.  He bea hurtin'.  Aye.  This'n ole miner bea
fixin' him up.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Gilean Yasur -- I had fun watching you stumble around out there in that arena pit. --
Stainless Shaker

B-b-b-bruce -- Return to the sands and face justice! -- Xiana

Arylyn -- I take no pleasure in besting a woman on the sands.  I must have been
drinking Lap-Ur firewater when I challenged you.  Perhaps Shralla or Xiana can cross
blades with you.

Oremaster -- Hate it when that alzheimers sets in!  Good thing ye got a good lass
keepin track O ye! -- Owsly

We be liking the recent team additions ta Lapur and be liking ta welcome ye all! --
Owsly and the rest O Clan Crow

Seems ta me O'l Trail O' Tears must be gettin some real nasty replacements or maybe
they have some stocks in the O'l Dark Arena.  Me just sayin. -- Owsly

Thunderbold -- Aye tabad me only live upta me name half the time. -- Batton

Sorry no personals this time.  Really sick. -- Jorja and whoever I'm running here

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THIRTEEN was dealt death by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BUB BYE was murdered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
OSTARA bested JEHLCH in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
TAPPER O'DOOL defeated ZERRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SHRALLA bested MAPLESONG in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BATTON MS'KELLEY bested HARDWOOD in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge match.
XIANA was handily defeated by STORMRIDER in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GHOST OF LUCIA viciously subdued GEORDI LA FORGE in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
KILLIAN MCGUINES vanquished CHROME CUTTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
QUARK was defeated by MENHOIR in a action packed 1 minute match.
LHISSON beat BUTTERFLY in a 1 minute veteran's fight.
PINKY subdued MISTY RAIN in a 2 minute master's competition.
TRINKET devastated VERUS in a 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
KULMAR was overpowered by RUTILIUS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SPICILLUS was overpowered by THUNDERBOLD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOCUTUS OF BORG was devastated by MILEY VIRUS in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
MARY WANNA was devastated by YARARA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SCOTTY luckily beat B. FURIOUS in a 2 minute novice's bout.
UHURA was overpowered by PRIORE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CAPT. ANTSY PANTS savagely defeated ANICIUS in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
BERYLLIUM BUFFER overpowered HALLA in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.
COPPER CLIPPER handily defeated LUCILIUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KYLANO was devastated by SPRINGROLL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  18 -  3      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  29 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        36 -  43 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  57 -  4      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  50 -  2      35  |

Turn 644 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       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  6         5  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439      16   9  1  145 CLAN CROW (456)
AIMED BLOW       LHISSON 5456               18  11  0   86 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  MENHOIR 5529                9   6  0   78 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PINKY 5491                 13   5  0   65 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                 8   7  2   45 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  YARARA 5515                 2   1  1   36 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SEE YA 5643.  The ten other most popular fighters were GHOST OF LUCIA 
5630, THIRTEEN 5644, STORMRIDER 5520, TRINKET 5517, BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592, MENHOIR 
5529, VERUS 5590, CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595, OSTARA 5534, and KILLIAN MCGUINES 5439.

The least popular fighter this week was KYLANO 5636.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUCILIUS 5646, HALLA 5637, UHURA 5614, MARY WANNA 5558, LOCUTUS OF BORG 
5579, SPICILLUS 5564, BUTTERFLY 5388, QUARK 5505, CHROME CUTTER 5316, and GEORDI LA 
FORGE 5629.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KILLIAN MCGUINES (29-5439) CLAN CROW (456)

                        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!