DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2011    Duedate: 04/19/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-655

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARNAGE
SERPENTS HOLD (470)
(29-5593) [12-2-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARNAGE                        BROLL BEARMANTLE
SERPENTS HOLD (470)            AZEROTHANS (476)
(29-5593) [12-2-0,126]         (29-5688) [3-2-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMRIDER                     STORMRIDER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5520) [11-16-0,57]         (29-5520) [11-16-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       38
2. EQUESTORS (158)             29      BOHICA (449)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        27      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         22
5. STREET WALKERS (97)         20      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)              98  60  2 62.0   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  5 0
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      631 425 16 59.8   2/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      680 460 58 59.6   3/10 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     7  4 0
 4- 4*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        11   8  1 57.9   4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 0
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          586 526 27 52.7   5/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       6  7 0
 6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       48  46  4 51.1   6/ 4*AZEROTHANS (476)          6  8 1
 7/ 7 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     53  51  3 51.0   7/ 3 BOHICA (449)              5  6 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          843 907 57 48.2   8/ 8 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  1 0
 9/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          118 128  9 48.0   9- 9*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        4  1 0
10/11 TREKKERS (462)           101 116  2 46.5  10/12 TREKKERS (462)            4 10 0
11/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     584 699 12 45.5  11/11 EQUESTORS (158)           4 11 1
12-13 MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)    11  14  1 44.0  12/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)           3  8 0
13/10*AZEROTHANS (476)          10  14  2 41.7  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

            ORA AND OREMASTER WITH THE METAL MINCERS LAPURIAN AWARD VOTES
                       (Written, edited, and finalized by Ora)

     Best Duelmaster -- YARARA of SERPENT s HOLD, who with those extra FE is one
striker we simply do not want to know up close.
     Worst Duelmaster -- FORGE of CLAN CROW, whom we admire for getting to the top
with a lackluster, at best, record.
     Favorite Manager or Team -- There are many teams and managers to like in Lapur.
OWSLY and CLAN CROW have been doing a wonderful job of late with their fine personals
and comments.  Plus, they win, too!
     Most Disliked Manager or Team -- Hey, VISIONIST of MID EARTH is on our manure
list for the killing of a compadre basher last Summer at The Orlando Face.  Our
brother had the TC in hand in bloodgames as long as he lived.  He didn't.  Visionist,
you smell of goat and cow manure mixed, even though it was a fine strategy on your
part and a lousy one by our fellow manager.  Add some llama and horse manure in that
pile while you are at it.  (Oremaster made me add those silly smelly comments; I
think that expensive perfume you wear is quite nice, Visionist.)
     Most Avoided Team -- We avoid almost all the time and seem to have SERPENTS HOLD
and MID EARTH at the top of the list tied.
     Most Challenged Team -- While we almost always challenge, it is so spread out
that a selection is difficult and downright stupid.  (That's why Oremaster is
selecting MID EARTH, because he is downright stupid.)
     Best Team Name -- STREET WALKERS.  (I don't necessarily approve of the working
concept, but it keeps Oremaster busy and out of my hair.)
     Worst Team Name -- DARK ARENA, what kind of team name is that?
     Best Warrior Name -- We like the naming process, and our pick this year is MISS
CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS.  There are a lot of connotations that can go with that
name/spelling and we like that.  (Actually, I think she is Oremaster's favorite and
he doesn't know that I am so glad he has that outlet and it isn't me!)
     Worst Warrior Name -- Everyone else has names that are kind of cool and ours are
so plain.  I wish I had been around to name this team.  So PLATINUM PUNCH of METAL
MINCERS gets my vote.  Dull city.
     Best Personal Writer -- OWSLY of CLAN CROW is doing the best of late.  Keep up
the great work, Big Guy!
     Best Spotlight Writer -- How could we disagree with renaming this award the
JORJA Award?  You go, gal!
     Marcus Award -- VINDOCOMUS of EQUESTORS was the ruin of many a poor man in the
house of the rising Lapur.
     Ahringols Apprentice Award -- Wow!  Those TREKKERS sure got beamed a lot this
year.

Style Masters
     Aimer -- Finally a flock of good 'uns, but TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD gets our
               vote.
     Basher -- Our own INCONEL INDENTER is one mean momma!  (He'll kill me for saying
               that, but I'm the boss, eh?)
     Plunger -- SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS
     Ripper -- RINDEL of MID EARTH stands very, very tall here.
     Lunger -- A very tough choice, but JULIANUS of EQUESTORS sneaks by the others
     Piker -- CAPT. ANTSY PANTS looks like the best.
     Slasher -- We think our own SILVER SAW was one slicin' studmuffin.
     Striker -- We already told you that we thought YARARA of SERPENTS HOLD was a
                class act.
     Topar -- Hmmmmm.  That CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW is making quite a name for
              himself.
     Waste -- Gotta go with LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW.

And for the prestigious Bonnie Award for best overall warrior--TRINKET of SERPENTS
HOLD gets our vote.  This is the year of the aimer.

One last ward goes to the best pollmaster of the year.  For that, we say "yu da man",
Visionist.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 667): DRAKE of SPACEMARINES (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 669): JAYLENE MOKHAR of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 568): BITING FLY of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 663): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 665): STOGA STEEL of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 656): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 657): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 654): YARARA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 651): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 648): WINDMILL WILLY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 640): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 598): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 306): 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 287): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 530): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 515): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 497): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 491): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 452): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 555): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 667): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 669): GUESSING GAME (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 568): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 663): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 665): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 656): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 657): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 654): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 651): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 648): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 640): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 598): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 306): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 287): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 530): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 515): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 497): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 491): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 452): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 439): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 555): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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 567): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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 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  35 MURSKA (turn 640): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 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.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  
Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe CLAN CROW.  Last week they got 0-3-0 to drop 
by 6!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as CLUBS 'N CLONES can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck 
and dirty fighting, but CARDOW HUNTERS will tell you 584-699-12 is nothing to laugh 
at...  CLUBS 'N CLONES had cause to celebrate, after SARYN got 21 points by beating 
JEHLCH.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SARYN was winsome, after beating 
JEHLCH and seeing him lose 15 points.  Can you believe it?  YARARA apparently has 
better things to do as LAPUR's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In LAPUR, nothing 
is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, CARNAGE.  So who 
was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  
Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are LAPUR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Perhaps the warriors 
of SERPENTS HOLD should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  
The warriors of SERPENTS HOLD found their efforts at combat frustrated as MID EARTH 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
QUARK could open up a fast food joint!  QUARK found himself challenged by a warrior 
22 below:  KICKER MURPHY.  KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW kept his wits as he was beat by 
QUARK.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for LAPUR?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNAGE 5593                 12   2  0   126       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324        13   9  1   109       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MISS CONDUCT 3709            11   1  0   109       STREET WALKERS (97)
-YARARA 5515                   9   2  1   109       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 SARYN 5552                   13   6  0    99       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 QUARK 5505                   17   9  1    96       TREKKERS (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHROME CUTTER 5316           10   5  0    86       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LHISSON 5456                 22  18  0    84       MID EARTH (223)
 VERUS 5590                   10   8  1    82       EQUESTORS (158)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENHOIR 5529                 12  14  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
 JEHLCH 5528                  15  11  2    77       MID EARTH (223)
-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   4  1    75       CLAN CROW (456)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          7   3  0    70       BOHICA (449)
 PRIORE 5628                   9   5  0    67       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592         4   1  1    63       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VIEDRAS 5562                 11   7  1    59       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 STORMRIDER 5520              11  16  0    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595       10   5  0    54       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 8  11  1    54       EQUESTORS (158)
 BAG OF BONES 5460             5   0  0    54       BOHICA (449)
 MARY WANNA 5558              11  10  4    47       STREET WALKERS (97)
-RAPID ADJUSTMENT 5545         5   4  0    44       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669          5   0  0    40       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588              9   7  0    36       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HARDWOOD 5611                 8   8  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607         7   7  1    34       CLAN CROW (456)
 BROLL BEARMANTLE 5688         3   2  0    34       AZEROTHANS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POWDER PUFF 5457              4   3  0    32       BOHICA (449)
 PAPPADEAUX 5440               5   3  0    31       BOHICA (449)
-LUCE 5557                     3   1  1    31       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 ARYLYN 5617                   5   6  0    30       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-FLIE 5488                     2   1  0    30       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 GILLICK 5656                  4   2  0    28       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
-SHARDIN 5486                  2   2  0    28       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 UHURA 5614                    6   9  0    27       TREKKERS (462)
-SAMM 5489                     3   1  0    27       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CIGIL ME'BOLLIX 5658          3   4  0    27       CLAN CROW (456)
 BRLEE 5685                    4   1  2    26       AZEROTHANS (476)
-RAMPER 5555                   3   3  0    26       MALIGNANT DECEIT (472)
 SWEET BIRCH 5691              3   2  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                   4   4  1    22       MID EARTH (223)
-RAEDE 5490                    3   1  1    22       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 SULU 5705                     1   1  0    15       TREKKERS (462)
-DANYA 5487                    1   3  0    14       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CINCIUS 5714                  1   0  1    11       EQUESTORS (158)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 1   2  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BROADZILLA 5703               1   0  0    10       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BISMUTH BENDER 5692           1   0  0    10       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VALEERA 5686                  2   3  0     9       AZEROTHANS (476)
 LO'GOSH 5687                  1   4  0     7       AZEROTHANS (476)
 GRASSFIRE 5715                1   0  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ABILYX 5713                   1   0  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)
 NERO 5707                     0   1  0     5       TREKKERS (462)
 POLYBIUS 5712                 0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)
 SNAKE 5708                    0   1  0     1       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 TELANDRIA 5704                0   1  0     1       AZEROTHANS (476)
 CALYPSO 5710                  0   1  0     1       BOHICA (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRASSFLOWER 5673        2  4 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   BRLEE 5685            654   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THUNDERBOLD 5573        7 11 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MARY WANNA 5558       652   
ANTIMONY AUGER 5670     0  3 0 METAL MINCERS 256    LUCULLUS 5659         651  REVENGED
BYE 5709                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    STONE GOLEM           655  NONE
BONES 5683              0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         RAEDE 5490            651  NOT REVENGED
JADZIA DAX 5711         0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         CINCIUS 5714          655   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spartacus -- Perhaps we did a stupid thing.  We had no intention of causing a DA
massacre, or of hurting your feelings.  That one bloodfeud attempt was the only one
that was ever going to occur, win or lose.  We apologize.  Greatly.  I would like to
blame our stupidity on Oremaster, but we both deserve equal share. -- Ora of Metal
Mincers
P.S.  For your own knowledge, there are only four possible turns for a bloodfeud; not
five.

The Chief -- If we didn't welcome you before, consider it done now.  You will love it
here. -- Ora plus Oremaster of Metal Mincers

We be proud ta 'port we dain't lose anna fites last'n turn.  Naye!  Don't kenna why
none 'borgs done fited.  Naye.  Must been yon Ora screw up.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Spartacus -- We at Clan Crow also very much dislike the giant FE Match ups we get
with 2 tier above us either.  But, alas, it happens. -- Owsly

Chief and team -- Welcome ta Lapur!  It dannae be sayin much but ye Warty Toad has
the best ale. -- Owsly and the Clan

It be soundin as if this Cajun fellow might add some spice ta O' Lapur. -- Owsly

Yarra -- Me had you at "begin" for 2 seconds then me forgot me style. -- Carraig
Amadon

Quark -- Me thought me did pretty well considerin the disadvantage.  Next time maybe
me should go for kickin ye in the shins. -- Kicker

Lhisson -- Nothing personal, just trying to gauge my skill.  (Oh, and tried to rape
you for some much needed skills.) -- Miss Conduct

Stormrider -- Well fought!  That one could have gone either way. -- Miley Virus

Arylyn -- My fight advantage gave my that win... my only goal is to win the Marcus
award next year. -- Mary Wanna

Uhura -- I saw that shake 'n bake and just went for it.  Sorry I forgot that I had a
weapon in my hand when I went to give you a little goose. -- Capt. whatshisname

Owsly -- Hey at least I passed it along!  I may not be the brightest but at least I'm
not selfish. -- Mary Wanna

Spartacus -- Without a doubt, one heck of a turn.  We actually did bloodfued Trinket
that turn, but it didn't get through.  I hope the RUGS were very kind to you, and if
you did get a godling, let us know and we promise to stay away and avoid. -- Roadkill

Hardwood -- "Extend the metaphor?"  Now THAT was funny!!! -- Roadkill

Yarra -- Congrats on the title.  Three turns, 3 different DMs all by the same team,
that's gotta be some kind of record. -- Roadkill

Roadkill and the Street Walkers, and other managers of Lapur as well -- I have a
couple of comments to make on your voting spotlight:
     First, you're right about your team name.  It irritates me, at least.  But I can
think of ways--they'd make good spotlights--to transform the concept behind the name
to something more positive, or at least more interesting.  Detectives, perhaps, or
some kind of secret agents?
     Second, the spotlight writer award.  I like to be appreciated as much as
anybody, but I think I should disqualify myself for that.  It's, well, not exactly
part of my job, but it's related to the job, and I've spent almost twenty years
honing that skill.  Blunting it in some ways, too, but still.
     Which said, I will also say that the current schedule severely limits the amount
of spotlight-writing I can do in the foreseeable future.  Surveying the available
arenas, there are only four that seem to be proper venues (or targets) for
spotlights.  Lapur is one of them.  What would you like in the way of a story?
Something primarily local, or not?  Something involving a lot of local gladiators and
managers (you'd have to volunteer), or not?  Adventures or something closer to "slice
of life"?  I can't promise to do what you want, but if you don't SAY what you want,
for sure I won't be doing it.  I'm no mind-reader (for which I thank all the gods!).
-- Jorja

Viedras -- I knew I was in trouble when you came out with a crosscut saw. -- Hardwood

Miley Virus -- Broad-spectrum antibiotics. -- Stormrider

Brlee -- There was no need to MOW ME DOWN, you know.  I would have surrendered if I'd
had a chance. -- Ghost of Grassflower
P.S.  I *would* lay a curse on you, except that apparently Jorja's got something
against it.  The word among us ghosts is that some other of her slain gladiators got
"carried away" and used up a lot of time and newsletter space coming up with new and
better curses.

Lo'Gosh -- You're tall and intimidating, and that always makes me really angry. --
Sweet Birch

Valeera -- Into the seventh minute?  I don't care for long fights.  If we meet again,
let's keep it short. -- 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

BYE was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KICKER MURPHY lost to QUARK in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
SARYN demolished JEHLCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BATTON MS'KELLEY was devastated by VIEDRAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BAG OF BONES demolished BROLL BEARMANTLE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
UHURA lost to HARDWOOD in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
CIGIL ME'BOLLIX was outwaited by PLUTONIUM PUNCH in a 13 minute Challenge match.
ARYLYN overcame ULPHOR in a action packed 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
MISS CONDUCT vanquished VERUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CARNAGE overpowered MENHOIR in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
LHISSON defeated BERYLLIUM BUFFER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRIORE handily defeated MILEY VIRUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
CASIMIR PULASKI demolished MARY WANNA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PAPPADEAUX was demolished by RUTILIUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
STORMRIDER overcame POWDER PUFF in a popular 3 minute conflict.
CAPT. ANTSY PANTS vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GILLICK overpowered VALEERA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BRLEE defeated SULU in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
LO'GOSH was beaten by CLAYBANK in a 2 minute novice's match.
SWEET BIRCH handily defeated TELANDRIA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
NERO was beaten by ABILYX in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
BISMUTH BENDER demolished SNAKE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
BROADZILLA vanquished CALYPSO in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
JADZIA DAX was assassinated by CINCIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
POLYBIUS was savagely defeated by GRASSFIRE in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        38 -  27 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    43 -  43 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  27 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  56 -  4      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  21 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  37 -  1      38  |

Turn 655 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CARNAGE 5593               12   2  0  126 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT 3709          11   1  0  109 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   VERUS 5590                 10   8  1   82 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                15  11  2   77 MID EARTH (223)
SLASHING ATTACK  KICKER MURPHY 5622          6   4  1   75 CLAN CROW (456)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                 9   5  0   67 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595     10   5  0   54 STREET WALKERS (97)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669        5   0  0   40 METAL MINCERS (256)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STORMRIDER 5520.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STORMRIDER 5520.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULPHOR 5671, BYE 5709, 
CASIMIR PULASKI 5435, GRASSFIRE 5715, QUARK 5505, SARYN 5552, MISS CONDUCT 3709, 
PRIORE 5628, RUTILIUS 5585, and CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595.

The least popular fighter this week was PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JADZIA DAX 5711, CALYPSO 5710, SNAKE 5708, NERO 5707, TELANDRIA 
5704, PAPPADEAUX 5440, MARY WANNA 5558, BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592, MENHOIR 5529, and 
VERUS 5590.