DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2011    Duedate: 02/22/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRINKET
SERPENTS HOLD (470)
(29-5517) [15-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRINKET                        SAMM
SERPENTS HOLD (470)            DAGGERS DEEP (468)
(29-5517) [15-5-0,103]         (29-5489) [3-0-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LHISSON                        FLIE
MID EARTH (223)                DAGGERS DEEP (468)
(29-5456) [20-16-0,76]         (29-5488) [1-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (470)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         60
2. BOHICA (449)                49      BOHICA (449)
3. METAL MINCERS (256)         31      Unchartered Team
4. AZEROTANS (476)             25
5. TREKKERS (462)              22      DAGGERS DEEP (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BOHICA (449)              89  53  2 62.7   1/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       9  3 0
 2- 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      668 453 57 59.6   2/10 BOHICA (449)              8  3 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      625 424 16 59.6   3/ 6*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        7  7 1
 4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          577 515 27 52.8   4/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 1
 5/12 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       38  38  3 50.0   5- 1 STREET WALKERS (97)       6  4 0
 6/ 4*DAGGERS DEEP (468)         7   7  1 50.0   6/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 1
 7/ 6 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     46  47  3 49.5   7/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           5  3 0
 8/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          113 118  8 48.9   8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 9/10 EQUESTORS (158)          836 894 56 48.3   9/12 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  2 0
10/ 9 TREKKERS (462)            97 104  2 48.3  10/11 TREKKERS (462)            4  9 0
11-11*WAR PARTY (474)           18  20  3 47.4  11- 4*WAR PARTY (474)           3  2 0
12/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     574 689 12 45.4  12/ 7 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     3  7 0
13/ 0*AZEROTANS (476)            2   3  0 40.0  13/ 0*AZEROTANS (476)           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

Announcing the Annual Lapurian Awards for the year of 2010.

The categories are:

Best Duelmaster
Worst Duelmaster
Favorite Manager or Team
Most Disliked Manager or Team
Most Avoided Team
Most Challenged Team
Best Team Name
Worst Team Name
Best Warrior Name
Worst Warrior Name
Best Personals Writer
Best Spotlight Writer
Marcus Award (The old fart warrior everyone wants or wanted outta here)
Ahringol's Apprentice Award (Deadliest Warrior or Team, either by  killing or having
     their warriors killed)
Bonnie Award (Choose from your Stylemasters for the best overall warrior)

Stylemaster Award:
Best Aimed Blow
Best Basher
Best Parry Lunge
Best Parry Riposte
Best Parry Strike
Best Lunger
Best Slasher
Best Striker
Best Total Parry
Best Wall of Steel

Any Manager/Team who had a warrior fight at least one turn during 2010 (Turns 623-
648) is eligible to vote.  Any Manager/Team or warrior that fought one turn during
the year is eligible to recieve votes.  If you don't have all of last year's
newsletters, check the old newsletter archives online at Duel2 website.

Please post your votes in the arena newsletter as a Team Spotlight and make sure to
include your Team Name at the top of the spotlight, so I know who is submitting
votes.

Visionist, Manager Mid Earth Guild

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 647): DEE S. TROYER of DEVILS ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): PETER DAVISON of THE DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): IL MALVAGIO (Action, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): GLADIATORS et al (Caesar, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                      (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Jehlch slowly walks up the tunnel towards the arena, his guildmates following a
few paces behind.  At the entrance into the arena he stops and looks towards the
arenamaster standing in the distance.  His guildmates pat him on the back wishing him
luck as he is being announced and he turns and acknowledges his friends before
heading towards the center of the arena to scattered applause.  Following right
behind was the skilled Duelmaster and arena favorite, who was announced to a roaring
ovation.

Several moments later...

     Jehlch looks from the arenamaster to his opponent, who is trying to get back to
his feet after motioning that he couldn't continue.  Finally righting himself Trinket
glares at Jehlch and acknowledges him with a nod, before limping from the arena.  The
previous moment's roar of the crowd was replaced by a stunned silence.  The
victorious warrior stood in stunned silence himself until his guildmates came
charging into the arena nearly knocked him over.
     As the five continued celebrating in the center of the arena a lone voice from
the crowd broke the silence and yells, "All hail our new Duelmaster Jehlch!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team STREET WALKERS was 
unseated this week as SERPENTS HOLD moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon WAR PARTY this time 
out who this turn suffered a fall into 11th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
BOHICA went 4-1-0 to move up 8 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-1 
record which EQUESTORS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  BERYLLIUM BUFFER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as it skillfully bested THUNDERBOLD and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BERYLLIUM BUFFER put down 
THUNDERBOLD, causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  The city 
has turned out in honor of TRINKET, for with its arena victory it may now lay claim 
to the highest position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SERPENTS HOLD is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of MID EARTH 
last week.  Busy avoiding SERPENTS HOLD?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears 
and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after PRIORE.  Watch your 
back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of 
DAERELON who at 8-8-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of CLUBS 'N 
CLONES' demanding management.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRINKET 5517                 15   5  0   103       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINKY 5491                   18   6  0   111       STREET WALKERS (97)
 CARNAGE 5593                  9   2  0   100       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 QUARK 5505                   14   8  1    99       TREKKERS (462)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        12   9  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             8   6  0    85       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            9   5  0    84       METAL MINCERS (256)
 JEHLCH 5528                  13   9  2    81       MID EARTH (223)
 PRIORE 5628                   8   2  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         11   2  0    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 YARARA 5515                   6   2  1    77       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 LHISSON 5456                 20  16  0    76       MID EARTH (223)
 MENHOIR 5529                 10  12  0    70       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERUS 5590                    8   6  1    64       EQUESTORS (158)
-MISS CONDUCT 3709             7   1  0    63       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592         4   0  1    62       METAL MINCERS (256)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARYN 5552                   10   6  0    55       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 KICKER MURPHY 5622            4   2  0    54       CLAN CROW (456)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          4   2  0    48       BOHICA (449)
 BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607         6   4  1    44       CLAN CROW (456)
 VIEDRAS 5562                  9   6  1    42       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 THUNDERBOLD 5573              7  10  0    42       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MARY WANNA 5558               9   8  3    41       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STORMRIDER 5520               9  14  0    41       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-NILOS 5655                    3   1  2    40       WAR PARTY (474)
 SAMM 5489                     3   0  0    37       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 7   8  1    36       EQUESTORS (158)
-CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595        7   4  0    35       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UHURA 5614                    6   5  0    31       TREKKERS (462)
 BAG OF BONES 5460             3   0  0    30       BOHICA (449)
-MILEY VIRUS 5588              7   5  0    26       STREET WALKERS (97)
 PAPPADEAUX 5440               4   2  0    26       BOHICA (449)
 POWDER PUFF 5457              2   1  0    26       BOHICA (449)
-KULMAR 5624                   4   4  0    24       WAR PARTY (474)
-SHRALLA 5625                  3   5  0    24       WAR PARTY (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCILIUS 5646                 4   4  1    23       EQUESTORS (158)
 ANICIUS 5633                  4   5  0    23       EQUESTORS (158)
-TARANTOS 5654                 3   1  0    23       WAR PARTY (474)
 HARDWOOD 5611                 5   7  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669          2   0  0    22       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GILLICK 5656                  2   0  0    21       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARYLYN 5617                   3   5  0    18       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 FLIE 5488                     1   1  0    18       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 TAPPER O'DOOL 5634            3   5  0    16       CLAN CROW (456)
 ULPHOR 5671                   2   2  1    15       MID EARTH (223)
 RAEDE 5490                    2   1  1    15       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 SHARDIN 5486                  1   2  0    15       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 BRLEE 5685                    1   0  0    13       AZEROTANS (476)
-KUSAAR 5672                   2   0  0    12       WAR PARTY (474)
 SWEET BIRCH 5691              1   0  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LUCULLUS 5659                 1   4  1     9       EQUESTORS (158)
 VALEERA 5686                  1   0  0     9       AZEROTANS (476)
 DANYA 5487                    0   3  0     9       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CIGIL ME'BOLLIX 5658          1   2  0     5       CLAN CROW (456)
 GRASSFLOWER 5673              1   2  0     5       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 EEL 5681                      1   0  0     5       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 BROLL BEARMANTLE 5688         0   1  0     1       AZEROTANS (476)
 GIAGO 5689                    0   1  0     1       AZEROTANS (476)
 LO'GOSH 5687                  0   1  0     1       AZEROTANS (476)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ONE AND DONE 5690       0  1 0 BOHICA 449           HEINOUS BEAST         651  NONE
MAPLESONG 5612          3  8 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           650   
DAERELON 5532           8  9 1 CLUBS 'N CLONES 469  HEINOUS BEAST         651  NONE
ANTIMONY AUGER 5670     0  3 0 METAL MINCERS 256    LUCULLUS 5659         651   
ZERRO 5635              3  2 2 MID EARTH 223        NILOS 5655            647  NOT REVENGED
BONES 5683              0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         RAEDE 5490            651   
ENSIGN RICKY 5684       0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         SHEWISH GIANT         651  NONE
Q 5652                  2  1 0 TREKKERS 462         MARY WANNA 5558       648   
SCOTTY 5613             3  8 0 TREKKERS 462         WYVERN                651  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jehlch of Mid Earth done be champeen!  Grats ta yon winner.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Flie -- Your daggers may be deep, and you may have bested me, but my time will come.
-- Antimony Auger

Embezzling Scribe -- Even I have bad feelings about embezzlers. I don't have anything
for you to embezzle, so that's probably why I smacked you good! -- Plutonium Punch

Hardwood -- Consider yourself buffed and polished. -- Beryllium Buffer

No TCs or TVs for Lapur residents.  How sad.  Better luck next time, Everyone. -- Ora

Good luck to all and to all a good fight. -- Ora and oremaster

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Miss Conduct -- Do I have to pay extra for the beating?  That was NASTY. -- Casimir

Scotty -- Were you givin' 'er all she's got? -- Bones

Bag of Bones -- Quiet!  Scotty was my opponent. -- Puff

Thunderbold -- We of Clan Crow being the drinkers we be, be wonderin what exactly O'
flock O' drinks be xactly?  We think we might be likin this. -- Owsly

Plutonium Punch -- Sounds like a party crashing punch that make ye skin be fallin
off!  We dannae condone such cruelty much less the corruption O fine spirits!  Me
sure it dannae be too good for me liver either. -- Owsly

Visionist -- Will ye look at that!!!  Ye finally got ye a Plunger up there again and
none O me team be there ta be cause accidental death!  That should make ye day!  Me
thinks ye should buy me clan a drink aye?  Slanche! -- Owsly
P.S.  Lucky says she be damn proud O ye!

     Or a flock of drinks?

     Owsly -- Your further personals seemed to belong to Shadowspire, and I have
     moved them to that newsletter. -- the editor

Daerelon -- Yes, well, you see that a thunderbolt is more potent than a club.
Naturally, it's orgranic. -- Thunderbold
P.S.  Though I admit I wasn't sure that trick would work.  Glad it did.

Beryllium Buffer -- Hmm, I seem to be well buffed.  Next comes the wax, I suppose.
I've avoided that, I hear it's painful. -- Hardwood

Ulphor -- Drat.  I suppose I should have expected this, that ice storm was seriously
damaging. -- Maplesong

Saryn -- I still think you're too tall to be a proper dwarf.  Which I suppose could
explain your presence in the arena, couldn't it?  Just as I'm considered by some to
be too short to make a proper Rirorni.  Traditionalists can be the pits. --
Stormrider

Gillick -- An odd name, and one that forewarned me--if I needed it--that I was going
to be in trouble here. -- Grassflower

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAERELON was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCOTTY was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ONE AND DONE was easily killed by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ENSIGN RICKY was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GILEAN YASUR was bested by QUARK in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
KICKER MURPHY was demolished by PRIORE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CASIMIR PULASKI vanquished STORMRIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BATTON MS'KELLEY beat RUTILIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
TAPPER O'DOOL was handily defeated by SAMM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
POWDER PUFF won victory over ULPHOR in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
ARYLYN was overpowered by UHURA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH defeated FLIE in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
CIGIL ME'BOLLIX was handily defeated by LUCILIUS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
BAG OF BONES demolished HARDWOOD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ANTIMONY AUGER was put to death by LUCULLUS in a 2 minute novice's Challenge contest.
JEHLCH was demolished by TRINKET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title brawl.
CARNAGE handily defeated LHISSON in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
SARYN was devastated by YARARA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MENHOIR was luckily beaten by M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody brawl.
THUNDERBOLD was overpowered by BERYLLIUM BUFFER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VIEDRAS was overpowered by VERUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
DANYA was defeated by ANICIUS in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
SHARDIN was viciously subdued by PAPPADEAUX in a 3 minute gory bout.
GILLICK vanquished GRASSFLOWER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RAEDE easily killed BONES in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BRLEE devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
VALEERA defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute beginner's fight.
LO'GOSH was savagely defeated by EEL in a tiring 5 minute brutal novice's duel.
BROLL BEARMANTLE was vanquished by SWEET BIRCH in a 1 minute uneven bout.
GIAGO was overcome by IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 4 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        37 -  25 -  4      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  27 -  1      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    44 -  44 -  3      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  55 -  7      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  30 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  25 -  2      36  |

Turn 651 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    5 -  6         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TRINKET 5517               15   5  0  103 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
STRIKING ATTACK  CARNAGE 5593                9   2  0  100 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                13   9  2   81 MID EARTH (223)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                 8   2  0   81 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   VERUS 5590                  8   6  1   64 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  KICKER MURPHY 5622          4   2  0   54 CLAN CROW (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LHISSON 5456.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FLIE 5488.  The ten other most popular fighters were MENHOIR 5529, ULPHOR 5671, 
PAPPADEAUX 5440, TRINKET 5517, DANYA 5487, QUARK 5505, CASIMIR PULASKI 5435, BATTON 
MS'KELLEY 5607, CARNAGE 5593, and BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592.

The least popular fighter this week was LO'GOSH 5687.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VALEERA 5686, GIAGO 5689, BROLL BEARMANTLE 5688, EEL 5681, BONES 5683, 
GRASSFLOWER 5673, VIEDRAS 5562, THUNDERBOLD 5573, SARYN 5552, and HARDWOOD 5611.