DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2011    Duedate: 06/14/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-659

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GILEAN YASUR
CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
(29-5567) [11-8-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GILEAN YASUR                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)          
(29-5567) [11-8-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMRIDER                     THE IRON LUNG
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           BLUNT FORCE (393)
(29-5520) [14-17-0,65]         (29-4667) [4-3-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TREKKERS (462)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)       34
2. BLUNT FORCE (393)           30      BOHICA (449)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        29      Unchartered Team
4. BOHICA (449)                25
5. STREET WALKERS (97)         13       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BOHICA (449)             106  64  2 62.4   1/ 1 TREKKERS (462)           11  4 2
 2/ 2 BLUNT FORCE (393)         33  21  3 61.1   2/ 3 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     8  2 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      635 430 16 59.6   3/ 5 BLUNT FORCE (393)         7  7 0
 4/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      691 469 59 59.6   4/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 1
 5- 5*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        17  12  1 58.6   5/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 1
 6/ 6 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)     64  55  3 53.8   6/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 7/ 7 MID EARTH (223)          597 535 28 52.7   7/ 9 BOHICA (449)              6  2 0
 8/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       54  51  5 51.4   8/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       4  3 1
 9- 9 CLAN CROW (456)          124 133 10 48.2   9- 8 CLAN CROW (456)           4  3 1
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          848 922 57 47.9  10- 7*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        3  2 0
11/11 TREKKERS (462)           113 124  4 47.7  11/11 EQUESTORS (158)           3 12 0
12/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     592 711 12 45.4  12/12 METAL MINCERS (256)       2  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 671): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 673): DONNAMIRA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 576): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 667): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 669): STOGA STEEL of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 661): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 333): WHITE BECT of LE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 658): HYDROPONICS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 655): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 652): MOTHER TERESA of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 644): SECOND WATCH of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 602): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 308): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 534): COBRA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 519): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 501): PETER DAVISON of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 495): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 238): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 456): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 451): FRIED KHALANI of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 559): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 671): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 673): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 576): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 667): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 669): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 661): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 333): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 658): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 655): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 652): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 644): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 602): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 308): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 534): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 519): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 501): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 238): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 456): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 451): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 559): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 673): DONNAMIRA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
                           JAYLENE MOKHAR of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 669): STOGA STEEL of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
                          VALERIAN of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 657): LHISSON of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): DEE S. TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 652): MOTHER TERESA of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
                          (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): TOMAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            NICKOLI DRYBONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 501): PETER DAVISON of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
               (turn 500): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 455): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 443): HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail, Warriors of Lapur.  I certainly didn't expect to sit upon the throne this
turn.  I guess I need to throw a thank you to Chisson.  I will not be defending the
title, sadly, as Floyd says I need to rest up for the Summer tourney.  Until then,
best of luck to all and swords high!!

                       Hydroponicus

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  LAPUR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  The guys at CARDOW 
HUNTERS like really pulled together to get a 3-2-0 this turn, moving up by 4.  One 
team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 2 after going 3-1-0.  Keep it up, 
BLUNT FORCE!  MVP award for BERYLLIUM BUFFER?  METAL MINCERS' proud of it after 
beating MISS CONDUCT and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ULPHOR's 
match with CYBORG 420 cost him a loss of 18 points!  What a putz!  HYDROPONICUS 
fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one 
said he was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome GILEAN YASUR.  Aren't CLUBS 'N CLONES proud.  (Oh, my.) 
Who was the wiseguy that said LAPUR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Warty 
Toad?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of SERPENTS HOLD must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are MID EARTH?  
SERPENTS HOLD, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Like, is HARDWOOD popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of LAPUR!  He's got a 9-11-0, is that good?  People were asking me did VIEDRAS REALLY 
challenge INCONEL INDENTER?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It 
wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but INCONEL INDENTER wants me to write about 
it since he was subdued by VIEDRAS.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LAPUR ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (SULU vs. CINCIUS, that 
is.) What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's 
what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  LAPUR is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GILEAN YASUR 5567            11   8  0   110       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YARARA 5515                   9   2  1   109       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592         7   2  1   109       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SARYN 5552                   15   7  0   105       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605            10   3  0   103       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 VIEDRAS 5562                 13   8  1   100       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-CARNAGE 5593                 13   3  0   100       SERPENTS HOLD (470)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KICKER MURPHY 5622            7   5  1    86       CLAN CROW (456)
 JEHLCH 5528                  17  13  2    84       MID EARTH (223)
 MISS CONDUCT 3709            13   3  0    82       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MENHOIR 5529                 14  16  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
 PRIORE 5628                  11   7  0    81       MID EARTH (223)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324        13  11  1    77       METAL MINCERS (256)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         11   3  0    76       CLAN CROW (456)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595       13   6  0    73       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316           10   6  0    73       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          8   5  0    67       BOHICA (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMRIDER 5520              14  17  0    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BAG OF BONES 5460             6   0  0    65       BOHICA (449)
 PAPPADEAUX 5440               8   3  0    62       BOHICA (449)
 VERUS 5590                   11  11  1    60       EQUESTORS (158)
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          8   3  1    58       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-SAMM 5489                     5   1  0    58       DAGGERS DEEP (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLIE 5488                     4   1  0    54       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CYBORG 420 4547               6   3  1    50       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 UHURA 5614                    7  12  1    49       TREKKERS (462)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588             12   8  1    48       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RUTILIUS 5585                 9  14  1    48       EQUESTORS (158)
-BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607         8   9  2    48       CLAN CROW (456)
 GILLICK 5656                  7   3  0    48       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 HARDWOOD 5611                 9  11  0    46       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ARYLYN 5617                   7   7  0    44       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
 SULU 5705                     4   2  0    43       TREKKERS (462)
-PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669          5   1  0    37       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NERO 5707                     3   2  0    37       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BIRCH 5691              5   4  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-RAEDE 5490                    4   2  1    32       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 BROADZILLA 5703               4   1  0    32       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CIGIL ME'BOLLIX 5658          5   5  0    30       CLAN CROW (456)
 ULPHOR 5671                   6   6  2    29       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE IRON LUNG 4667            4   3  0    29       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-POWDER PUFF 5457              4   5  0    27       BOHICA (449)
 YYTTRIA 5697                  2   1  0    27       CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
-DANYA 5487                    2   4  0    26       DAGGERS DEEP (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715                3   2  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SHARDIN 5486                  2   4  0    20       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-BISMUTH BENDER 5692           2   0  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
 PARTHENIUS 5721               1   0  0    15       EQUESTORS (158)
 CINCIUS 5714                  3   2  1    14       EQUESTORS (158)
 CALYPSO 5710                  3   1  0    13       BOHICA (449)
-PUB O'CONNOR 5702             2   1  0    11       CLAN CROW (456)
 JETER 5716                    2   1  1    10       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 KHAN 5717                     2   2  0    10       TREKKERS (462)
 GOWRON 5719                   1   1  1     9       TREKKERS (462)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 1   6  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BRAD THE INHALER 5724         0   1  0     2       BLUNT FORCE (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC            0  0 0                      MILEY VIRUS 5588      659  NONE
EMPEROR BONG 5314       3  2 0 BLUNT FORCE 393      BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607 658   
ABILYX 5713             1  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        BLACK ORC             659  NONE
POLYBIUS 5712           0  4 0 EQUESTORS 158        JETER 5716            658   
RUG 81932 5723          0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        RIVER MONSTER         659  NONE
2BAD 5725               0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    SHAMBLING MOUND       659  NONE
MARY WANNA 5558        11 12 4 STREET WALKERS 97    ULPHOR 5671           657  REVENGED
JADZIA DAX 5711         0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         CINCIUS 5714          655  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trekkers!  5-0-2!  Killers, me say!  This'n old miner done gives y'all kudos.  Aye.
-- Oremaster

But, Oremaster, Hon, don't you think all that killing is rather gruesome, and bad for
Duelmasters? -- Ora

Sheesh, woman! -- Oremaster (wondering what a wife sells for nowadays)

Street Walkers -- I just wanted you to know that I think the name Broadzilla is mean,
ugly and discriminatory.  It really shouldn't be allowed. -- Ora

(Oremaster reads the above and stands aghast, virtually wordless.)  Muttering to
himself, ""Wonderin' what got inna that woman!)

Daemonspawn -- How nice to have you back more regularly.  We look forward to your
persads. -- Ora

     Is that a word?  Ah... one of those meteor storms?

Kicker Murphy -- Did you have to have to keep kickin' me in the ribs when you had me
down?  You cretin! -- Chrome Cutter
P.S.  What dummy said you were a nice guy.  Lout!

Priore -- Thanks for the challenge.  I needed an easy win at this point in my career.
-- Beryllium Buffer

Hydroponicus -- Well done, Duelmaster. -- Ora and The Metal Mincers

Aye ta that'n, Hydroponicus. -- Oremaster

Nero -- Me dannae guess ye correctly, next time ye dannae be so lucky. -- Pub
O'connor

Emporer Bong -- Strange how the last time ye made an appearance in the beloved Lapur,
one O' ye team mates killed one O' me clan then dannae show up again for the
bloodfued.  This be afore me joined the clan.  In a strange way it be like Karma. --
Batton Ms'Kelley

Serpents Hold -- You do not have to worry about a Bloodfeud.  Jeter did me a favor by
disposing of Polybius.  Polybius was one of those warriors who probably should have
been sent to the Dark Arena for his first fight.  I had hoped a 17 wit and deftness
would have made up for a couple of other deficiencies, but it was not to be.  If he
had survived his fight with Jeter I would have sent him to the Dark Arena next turn.
-- Spartacus

Cardow Hunters -- Grassfire's battle with Cincius is the type of fight I enjoy.  I
enjoy it even more when I win, as in this case.  Two evenly matched warriors as far
as win/loss records and recognition, but what some consider to be two very different
fighting styles.  These are the fights where you can get the best insights on how the
arena works. -- Spartacus

Cardow Hunters -- Sweet Birch has sealed Abilyx's fate.  The only poor attribute he
has is his speed, yet he cannot seem to win.  Dark Arena time. -- Spartacus

Blunt Force -- Cyborg 420 managed to get Rutilius a reprieve from the Dark Arena.  It
may only be a short one, as I do not think I am going to go on a long winning streak.
As for fighters who do not wear armor, here are some results.  Rutilius did go up
against Pary Como and he died.  Mary Wanna, B. Furious, Sushi, Kulmar, Miss Conduct,
Bag of Bones, Samm wore no armor and won.  Cold Guinness, Stabby Frog, Miley Virus
wore no armor and lost, 5 wins, 7 losses and a kill.  Shows that going into a fight
without armor is not an automatic win and your warrior could die. -- Spartacus

Lapur -- In regards to my rant back in turn 654:  The results of that turn were only
the last in a long string of incidents, financial and personal, that I thought had
been settled to everyone's satisfaction, then I had missed the Mail-in tourney due to
a strange quirk in mail delivery.  From the turn date and the postmark I should have
received it early enough to participate, but I did not get it until the morning of
the tourney when I picked up my mail on my way home from work.  Then, about two days
before receiving the notorious turn 653, I learned that one of my dogs had a blown
ACL--yes, the same injury football players get--and the cost of the surgery to
correct this was only $3000.00.  But I think the biggest frustration has been the
loss of almost two years work analyzing turns.  Back when I first started playing, I
had a winning percentage of about 30%.  So I started analyzing my old turns.  I
looked at recognition difference, win-loss records, style versus style, weapons vs
armor, read the turnsheets looking for those certain statements that I came to
recognize as what some players call "crits" and tried to figure out why, and looked
at skill learns versus wit and attribute bumps versus will.  I had over 400 turns to
go through when I started and then there were the current turns.  When I finished I
had a large three-ring binder full of charts and graphs, a notebook full of hand-
written notes, and I even managed to get some of it into the computer but was having
problems coming up with a format I liked.  Then I moved from California to Texas.  I
made five moves while in the Navy and never lost a thing, but this time the movers
managed to lose the box that had all my Duel stuff.  Quite a setback.  But I was able
to make any adjustments to character strategy that I needed from memory, same with
character generation.  Then, over the last year or so, my adjustments and creations
have not worked as well as in the past.  It has been rather frustrating not to be
able to go into all those notes and charts I had made.  I might add that I had also
gotten advice from managers who are no longer active and from a compilation similar
to my own called the Enchiridion.  Did not agree with everything in that compilation
but it was still a good reference.  So my frustrations kind of led to my blow-up.  So
Ora, you did not hurt my feelings and your Bloodfeud was not a stupid thing, and yes,
you are correct, you have four consecutive turns not five, and someone challenged on
the first turn costing you your first shot at the Bloodfeud, no need to apologize.
Owlsy, I once had a discussion off game with another player about how recognition
affects a fight.  My research was lost when I moved but I do remember that the
difference in recognition is not as great as some think before the advantage goes to
the warrior with the higher recognition.  That is why I get a little upset when
someone intentionally downchallenges and why I feel no shame in revealing as much
about that fighter as I can.  Roadkill, in response to you avoiding any godling I may
have, it has been a long time since I had a godling and he died in his first fight.
The one fighter I am proud of is old Marcus, my Wall of Steel who was in the arena
for what seemed like forever.  My first attempt at a Wall of Steel.  As someone who
has been playing this for a loooong time I am just trying to get to a 50% win rate
and then call it quits, but with the turns and rollups I have been getting over the
last year, it may never happen. -- Spartacus

Yyttria -- You need to change the rules, then, maybe... Gladiator Scrabble, allowing
only the names, styles, and weapons of gladiators, teams, and arenas?  Still limited,
but limited differently. -- Grassfire

The Iron Lung -- You're loud, no doubt about that, but it wasn't a shouting contest,
you know.  Have you considered becoming a town crier? -- Stormrider

Ambitious Guards, ha!  I eat 'em for breakfast. -- Hardwood
P.S.  With salsa.

Abilyx -- Looks like the handicapper might have a grudge against you.  I note that
the announcer said that I was "exploiting your weakness."  Your weakness was, you
didn't move.  You just stood there and let me hit you.  This is contra-indicated, you
know. -- Sweet Birch

Khan -- Damn, that's embarrassing. -- Claybank
P.S.  Although I *am* skilled in losing with flair.

Cincius -- I kept expecting the announcer to add more sylables to your name.  Like
"Cincinnatius" or something, you know?  Ouch. -- Grassfire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ABILYX was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
RUG 81932 was slaughtered by RIVER MONSTER in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
2BAD was murdered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SULU vanquished CINCIUS in a 2 minute gory mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
VIEDRAS overpowered INCONEL INDENTER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
PRIORE vanquished VERUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
UHURA was overpowered by CAPT. ANTSY PANTS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
ARYLYN was defeated by STORMRIDER in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
BAG OF BONES vanquished RUTILIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DR. STRANGELEAF won victory over HARDWOOD in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
KHAN was overpowered by SWEET BIRCH in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge match.
MISS CONDUCT was overpowered by BERYLLIUM BUFFER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GILEAN YASUR handily defeated MENHOIR in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
SARYN demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CASIMIR PULASKI was defeated by JEHLCH in a 2 minute duel.
PAPPADEAUX savagely defeated GILLICK in a 1 minute gruesome struggle.
ULPHOR was handily defeated by CYBORG 420 in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MILEY VIRUS viciously butchered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice brawl.
THE IRON LUNG savagely defeated CLAYBANK in a exciting 3 minute gory bout.
NERO overcame YYTTRIA in a 6 minute bloody competition.
CALYPSO outlasted BRAD THE INHALER in a exciting 7 minute beginner's fight.
GRASSFIRE beat JETER in a 2 minute beginner's fray.
GOWRON was handily defeated by BROADZILLA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
PARTHENIUS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        49 -  34 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  23 -  3      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  51 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  43 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  35 -  2      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 659 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       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GILEAN YASUR 5567          11   8  0  110 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  VIEDRAS 5562               13   8  1  100 CLUBS 'N CLONES (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      JEHLCH 5528                17  13  2   84 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT 3709          13   3  0   82 STREET WALKERS (97)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                11   7  0   81 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595     13   6  0   73 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   PAPPADEAUX 5440             8   3  0   62 BOHICA (449)
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 THE IRON LUNG 4667.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRAD THE INHALER 
5724, STORMRIDER 5520, SULU 5705, DR. STRANGELEAF 4659, MILEY VIRUS 5588, YYTTRIA 
5697, SWEET BIRCH 5691, ABILYX 5713, CINCIUS 5714, and VIEDRAS 5562.

The least popular fighter this week was NERO 5707.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULPHOR 5671, GILLICK 5656, MENHOIR 5529, RUTILIUS 5585, UHURA 5614, 
VERUS 5590, INCONEL INDENTER 4324, 2BAD 5725, BROADZILLA 5703, and GOWRON 5719.