DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2011    Duedate: 04/05/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YARARA
SERPENTS HOLD (470)
(29-5515) [9-2-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YARARA                         BROLL BEARMANTLE
SERPENTS HOLD (470)            AZEROTHANS (476)
(29-5515) [9-2-1,109]          (29-5688) [3-1-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LHISSON                        MENHOIR
MID EARTH (223)                MID EARTH (223)
(29-5456) [21-18-0,81]         (29-5529) [12-13-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREKKERS (462)              32
2. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         30      BOHICA (449)
3. AZEROTHANS (476)            21      Unchartered Team
4. EQUESTORS (158)             18
5. STREET WALKERS (97)         16      AZEROTHANS (476)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BOHICA (449)              96  57  2 62.7   1/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  5 1
 2- 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      629 424 16 59.7   2/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       8  6 1
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      677 458 58 59.6   3/ 2 BOHICA (449)              7  4 0
 4- 4*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        11   8  1 57.9   4/ 7*AZEROTHANS (476)          7  7 2
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          584 523 27 52.8   5/ 9 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 0
 6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       46  44  4 51.1   6/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           5  7 1
 7/ 7 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     50  51  3 49.5   7/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 8/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          118 125  9 48.6   8- 4 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  0 0
 9/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          840 905 56 48.1   9- 6*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        4  1 0
10/13*AZEROTHANS (476)           9  10  2 47.4  10/12 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     4  4 0
11/10 TREKKERS (462)           100 112  2 47.2  11/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           4 11 0
12/11 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     579 699 12 45.3  12/11 TREKKERS (462)            3  8 0
13-12 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    11  14  1 44.0  13-13 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Roadkill and the Street Walkers Votes for the Lapurian Awards

Best Duelmaster -- I could go with Orathai of ECHL - East with his multiple Tvs but
since he was strictly a tourney fighter, it just doesn't keep with the spirit of the
awards.  So this year our vote goes to... drum roll, please... Jailyn of Mid Earth

Worst Duelmaster -- "Worst", such a hard term!  But since we have to vote...Deathwind
Forge of Clan Crow, but only because he was the only DM with a losing record last
year.

Favorite Manager or Team -- This was probably the hardest choice of all the awards,
since there are a lot of great managers and teams here.  But when you look at the
whole picture one manager and team stood out to us as far as competition, managerial
skill, arena participation... Owsly and the Clan Crow

Most Disliked Manager or Team -- We weren't going to vote for this award this year
but luckily one team showed up for a single turn, made a total ass of themselves and
crawled back into their hole....  Congrats to Black Whine 'N Cry, I mean Black Run 'N
Hide... whatever that useless team is called.

Most Avoided Team -- We don't avoid very often, but there was team that did seems to
get avoided more than others... Serpents Hold.

Most Challenged Team -- We do make a lot of challenges but none of them seem to get
through (still can't figure out why),  Congrats to Metal Mincers, we still love you.

Best Team Name -- Trekkers, always been a fan, always will.

Worst Team Name -- It is normal practice for us to never vote for ourselves, but even
we know that the Street Walker name is not really something you want to write your
Mom about.

Best Warrior Name -- A lot of great names but for some reason unknown to even us
we've always been fond of Gru Muncher of Clubs 'n Clones

Worst Warrior Name -- Let's make this clear right out of the gate, the only reason
for this nomination is the fact what Whip Me Houston tried writing a song about him
and she would sing it (or try to) every single moment she could.  Thanks, Jehlch of
Mid Earth, you managed to irritate the entire team without even knowing it.

Best Personal Writer -- Owsly of Clan Crow, I'm starting to think he's more demented
than me... wait that's no a good thing is it?

Best Spotlight Writer -- Jorja, again, as usual... we should just rename this award.

Marcus Award -- Vindocomus of Equestors... he had like 46 fights in the arena and was
always there to spoil some young up 'n comer's party.

Ahringols Apprentice Award -- The Trekkers seemed to take quite a few on the chin
(and to the morgue) this year, so they get our vote.

Style Masters
     Best Aimed Blow -- Trinket of Serpents Hold edges out both Quark and Lhisson 
     Best Basher -- Inconel Indenter of Metal Mincers
     Best Parry Lunge -- Snowdrop of Trail of Tears edges out the dangerous Jehlch
     Best Parry Riposte -- Rindel of Mid Earth wins hands down
     Best Parry Strike -- Winner by default Rapid Adjustment (were there any others?)
     Best Lunger -- Julianus of Equestors edges out several other contenders
     Best Slasher -- Mr Spock of Trekkers, honorable mention to Silver Saw
     Best Striker -- Jailyn of Mid Earth, impressed the hell out of us, that's for
sure.
     Best Total Parry -- Cairraig Amadan  of Clan Crow, at least that's what the
scouting report tells us.
     Wall of Steel -- One of our all time favorite warriors... Lucky Eireann of Clan
Crow

Finally the prestigious Bonnie Award for best overall warrior -- Every single style
master deserves serious thought but in a very close race our vote goes to Snowdrop of
Trail of Tears, congrats.

Once again we would like to thank Visionist for hosting the awards again this year,
and I hope every manager takes the time to vote.

Roadkill and the Street Walkers

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): ALCMAEON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 566): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 662): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 664): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 653): CARNAGE of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 650): DEE S. TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 647): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 639): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 529): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 514): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 496): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 446): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): GUESSING GAME (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 566): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 662): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 664): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 653): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 650): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 647): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 639): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 514): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 496): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 446): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 665): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): ALCMAEON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 655): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 647): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (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.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
SERPENTS HOLD is pushed out of top team by STREET WALKERS, who came from 5th with a 
3-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for EQUESTORS, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 8 into 11th.  STREET 
WALKERS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  
This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The AZEROTHANS guild has had a 
3-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, SULU fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 points 
and contributed to TREKKERS' 2-2-0.  POWDER PUFF has lost to BROLL BEARMANTLE, 
falling 13 points, while helping make BOHICA a 1-2-0 turn.  Due to its absence and 
inability to defend the throne, CARNAGE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And all 
eyes were on YARARA this turn as it ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  LAPUR has 
a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  METAL MINCERS 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 METAL 
MINCERS more than any other team we find CLUBS 'N CLONES.  LAPUR, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MID 
EARTH's warrior LHISSON.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, CAIRRAIG AMADAN from CLAN CROW challenged up 19 
points to fight YARARA from the SERPENTS HOLD stable.  CAIRRAIG AMADAN perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he was defeated by YARARA and ended up with 76 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  You gotta do what you gotta do.  EQUESTORS has sent ANICIUS to the Dark 
Arena.  The deed is done.  Lift the ale, and toast the memory.  We'd like to remind 
certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's 
considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YARARA 5515                   9   2  1   109       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARNAGE 5593                 11   2  0   120       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        13   9  1   109       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MISS CONDUCT 3709            10   1  0    99       STREET WALKERS (97)
 QUARK 5505                   16   9  1    94       TREKKERS (462)
 JEHLCH 5528                  15  10  2    92       MID EARTH (223)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERUS 5590                   10   7  1    86       EQUESTORS (158)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316           10   5  0    86       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MENHOIR 5529                 12  13  0    84       MID EARTH (223)
 LHISSON 5456                 21  18  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
 SARYN 5552                   12   6  0    78       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         11   3  0    76       CLAN CROW (456)
 GILEAN YASUR 5567             8   8  0    76       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 KICKER MURPHY 5622            6   3  1    72       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592         4   0  1    62       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          6   3  0    60       BOHICA (449)
 PRIORE 5628                   8   5  0    58       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMRIDER 5520              10  16  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARY WANNA 5558              11   9  4    52       STREET WALKERS (97)
 VIEDRAS 5562                 10   7  1    50       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595        9   5  0    44       STREET WALKERS (97)
-RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         5   4  0    44       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
-PAPPADEAUX 5440               5   2  0    43       BOHICA (449)
-BAG OF BONES 5460             4   0  0    43       BOHICA (449)
 BROLL BEARMANTLE 5688         3   1  0    43       AZEROTHANS (476)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588              9   6  0    41       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607         7   6  1    41       CLAN CROW (456)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 7  11  1    39       EQUESTORS (158)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669          4   0  0    38       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POWDER PUFF 5457              4   2  0    31       BOHICA (449)
-LUCE 5557                     3   1  1    31       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 HARDWOOD 5611                 7   8  0    30       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FLIE 5488                     2   1  0    30       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CIGIL ME'BOLLIX 5658          3   3  0    29       CLAN CROW (456)
-SHARDIN 5486                  2   2  0    28       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-SAMM 5489                     3   1  0    27       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 UHURA 5614                    6   8  0    26       TREKKERS (462)
 ULPHOR 5671                   4   3  1    26       MID EARTH (223)
-RAMPER 5555                   3   3  0    26       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARYLYN 5617                   4   6  0    22       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-RAEDE 5490                    3   1  1    22       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 SULU 5705                     1   0  0    21       TREKKERS (462)
 GILLICK 5656                  3   2  0    19       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 SWEET BIRCH 5691              2   2  0    19       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRLEE 5685                    3   1  2    16       AZEROTHANS (476)
-DANYA 5487                    1   3  0    14       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 VALEERA 5686                  2   2  0    10       AZEROTHANS (476)
 LO'GOSH 5687                  1   3  0     6       AZEROTHANS (476)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SKIPPY JON JONES 5693   1  2 0 BOHICA 449           SHEWISH GIANT         654  NONE
GRASSFLOWER 5673        2  4 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   BRLEE 5685            654   
MAPLESONG 5612          3  8 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           650  NOT REVENGED
THUNDERBOLD 5573        7 11 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MARY WANNA 5558       652   
ANICIUS 5633            5  7 0 EQUESTORS 158        BLACK ORC             654  NONE
LUCILIUS 5646           4  7 1 EQUESTORS 158        ARENAMASTER KYAL      654  NONE
LUCULLUS 5659           2  6 1 EQUESTORS 158        STONE GOLEM           654  NONE
ANTIMONY AUGER 5670     0  3 0 METAL MINCERS 256    LUCULLUS 5659         651  REVENGED
BYE 5701                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    BLACK ORC             654  NONE
SEE YA 5700             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    HEINOUS BEAST         654  NONE
BONES 5683              0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         RAEDE 5490            651   
CADET #4 5706           0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         HEINOUS BEAST         654  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mary Wanna -- Me be thinkin maybe ye dannae remember the "blood lust" in ye eyes from
all that wacky weed ye be puffin and passin on in ye down time.  Just a though. --
Owsly

Ghost of Eel -- We hear those River Monsters love the taste of eel. -- Owsly

Congrats ta ye, Trinket, for makin it out and on ta the Isle! -- Owsly and the rest
of the Clan

All -- We at Clan Crow want ta raise our mugs ta ye all in Honor of St. Patrick's
Day!  Slanche'!  May ye never see the torches of the Dark Arena, May ye swords always
be sharp and ye shield stout and may ye enemies impale themselves upon ye swords! --
Owsly and the rest O' Clan Crow

Well, turn 653 was a disaster.  Due to the results, I have decided to Dark Arena most
of the squad.  Why?  First there was a bloodfeud.  I do not deny any team the chance
to avenge one of their own.  Unfortunately, Oremaster decided to use Chrome Cutter
against Lucullus.  The recognition difference was 64 points in favor of Chrome
Cutter.  Why bother to run a turn?  It would have taken a miracle for Lucullus to
have won.  Having five turns to avenge someone, why not start with a fighter closer
to Lucullus in standing?  Chrome Cutter received a whole two points of recognition.
Second was the incredible mismatch between Trinket and Verus.  The Duelmaster
randomly matched up against a fighter 11 places below him with a recognition gap of
69 points in favor of Trinket.  Can't blame Serpent's Hold for this one.  Then, there
was the fight between Lucilius and Broll Bearmantle.  If you take the other fights as
an example, Lucilius' advantage in recognition and win/loss record should have worked
out to his advantage.  It didn't, go figure.  I will congratulate Capt. Antsy Pants
on a fine challenge.  Two fighters that appeared evenly matched.  With only one
fighter with a winning record, it is back to the drawing board. -- Spartacus

Saryn -- Hey, I never claimed to be any good.  Truth be told, I'm considered to be
quite the disappointment. -- Mary Wanna

Anicius -- Where the starfish... gimmee the starfish!!! -- Capt. Antsy Pants 

Priore -- To say I was a little nervous fighting you would be a huge under statement.
My strategy was set up to bloodfued Trinket and it never went through. -- Miss
Conduct

Samm -- But I don't like green eggs and ham. -- Miley Virus

     Of course not.  With green eggs, you want fried chicken.

Trinket -- Congrats on your invite.  I won't deny the fact that we are a little
disappointed that we never got to even try to avenge Pinky, but maybe that's for the
best. -- Roadkill

Carnage -- Congrats on being the new Duelmaster.  One warrior from Serpents Hold
leaves, and another takes over, with Yarrara in the wings waiting... you might as
well redecorate since it may be a while until another team takes over. -- Roadkill

All -- Thanks for the warm welcome!  It's been literally a quarter century since I
last played and I'm doing my best to remember the old stuff and learn the new! -- The
Chief, mgr.

     Ah... manager of?

Plutonium Punch -- I didn't mind losing to you HALF as much as I minded, as a bright
guy, learning just one thing in a seven minute close fight.  Skol! -- Lo'gosh

I don't know why the Commission makes me out such a monster.  "Butchered."
"Slaughtered."  I was just doing my job. -- Shewish Giant

Mary Wanna -- They dropped him, you know.  More than once. -- the other Cardow
Hunters

Ulphor -- Listen, if you have allergies, just keep your distance.  No need to get all
bent out of shape over it and try to exterminate me. -- Grassflower
P.S.  And well the arenamaster SHOULD have been disgusted with that fight.  I didn't
do anything much.

Plutonium Punch -- This leaves me well suited to a day job of Colander. -- Stormrider

Rutilius -- I had to end it quickly once the sparks began to fly.  Wood is flammable.
-- Hardwood
P.S.  And while I am not, actually, wood, there's no telling how far Jorja might
decide to extend the metaphor.

Danya -- This is the Orc Stereotype working against me, isn't it? -- Sweet Birch
P.S.  People who take the time to get to know me find me lovable.

Lo'Gosh -- I suppose beginning with a loss will make me "not conceited," or
something.  Did it work that way for you? -- Claybank

18 March 11
All -- Be aware of the comeback of the Cajun and his stables of gladiators!  Just
sayin' -- The Cajun

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANICIUS was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LUCILIUS was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
LUCULLUS was killed by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SKIPPY JON JONES was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was murdered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BYE was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
CADET #4 was executed by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN was overpowered by YARARA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title melee.
MISS CONDUCT vanquished LHISSON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SARYN vanquished PRIORE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
VIEDRAS overpowered HARDWOOD in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
BATTON MS'KELLEY savagely defeated RUTILIUS in a 1 minute Challenge match.
QUARK bested KICKER MURPHY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
VERUS beat GILEAN YASUR in a 1 minute conflict.
MENHOIR overcame M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 2 minute gory fight.
JEHLCH devastated STRIKE BREAKER in a 2 minute brutal uneven duel.
STORMRIDER bested MILEY VIRUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
MARY WANNA overpowered ARYLYN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
POWDER PUFF was savagely defeated by BROLL BEARMANTLE in a 5 minute brutal bout.
CAPT. ANTSY PANTS overpowered UHURA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CASIMIR PULASKI devastated CIGIL ME'BOLLIX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
GILLICK was viciously subdued by ULPHOR in a popular 1 minute gruesome match.
GRASSFLOWER was dispatched by BRLEE in a 1 minute fray.
LO'GOSH was devastated by SWEET BIRCH in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
CLAYBANK was outlasted by VALEERA in a 7 minute gory novice's duel.
SULU vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        37 -  27 -  3      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  24 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    41 -  45 -  5      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  53 -  6      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  35 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  22 -  2      35  |

Turn 654 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         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  YARARA 5515                 9   2  1  109 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT 3709          10   1  0   99 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                15  10  2   92 MID EARTH (223)
LUNGING ATTACK   VERUS 5590                 10   7  1   86 EQUESTORS (158)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       11   3  0   76 CLAN CROW (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  KICKER MURPHY 5622          6   3  1   72 CLAN CROW (456)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                 8   5  0   58 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595      9   5  0   44 STREET WALKERS (97)
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 LUCULLUS 5659.  The ten other most popular fighters were MENHOIR 5529, JEHLCH 
5528, ULPHOR 5671, YARARA 5515, STORMRIDER 5520, VALEERA 5686, ANICIUS 5633, BATTON 
MS'KELLEY 5607, QUARK 5505, and SWEET BIRCH 5691.

The least popular fighter this week was LO'GOSH 5687.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRASSFLOWER 5673, GILLICK 5656, CIGIL ME'BOLLIX 5658, UHURA 5614, 
ARYLYN 5617, HARDWOOD 5611, PRIORE 5628, LHISSON 5456, CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, and 
CADET #4 5706.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes