DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2011    Duedate: 09/06/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BERYLLIUM BUFFER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5592) [10-3-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BERYLLIUM BUFFER               FLIE
METAL MINCERS (256)            DAGGERS DEEP (468)
(29-5592) [10-3-1,128]         (29-5488) [5-1-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMRIDER                     KHAN
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           TREKKERS (462)
(29-5520) [16-21-0,79]         (29-5717) [6-4-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

METAL MINCERS (256)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUNT FORCE (393)           54
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         36      BLUNT FORCE (393)
3. MID EARTH (223)             23      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (470)         17
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        14      DAGGERS DEEP (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 BLUNT FORCE (393)         48  31  3 60.8   1/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      11  4 1
 2/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      647 436 17 59.7   2/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     10  5 0
 3- 2 BOHICA (449)             112  76  2 59.6   3/ 4 BLUNT FORCE (393)         8  5 0
 4/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        19  15  1 55.9   4/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       6  5 0
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          611 550 29 52.6   5/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           5  9 0
 6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD (470)       63  57  5 52.5   6/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 2
 7- 7 CLAN CROW (456)          130 141 10 48.0   7/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            4 11 0
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          858 942 60 47.7   8- 9 BOHICA (449)              3  6 0
 9/ 9 TREKKERS (462)           126 141  4 47.2   9- 8 CLAN CROW (456)           2  1 0
10/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     609 724 12 45.7  10/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        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

Lapur -- I apologize for not sending in any more ranting personals.  That is over
with.  Feel free to write whatever you want or act as you wish.
     I have been attempting to try and figure out why I am having the difficulties
with my fighters.  Having lost all my research during my move has made that
difficult.  I did have some handwritten notes left but two years of work was gone.  I
decided to try and reconstruct some that work with character turn sheets that I still
possessed.  I was surprised to find I had more than I thought.  So I broke them down
in styles and started with the largest number, which was Bashers.  So here is a
summary of what I put together.  Unfortunately, it is not as extensive as my
originals.  Feel free to comment.

Bashers:  Total of 632 fights:  340-292-28 for a winning percentage of 53.8%.  Had
the best success against Parry-Riposte, 18-9, and worst against Striker, 47-68.  So
against all types from best record to worst it looked like this:  PR, SL, PL, AB, PS,
BA, WS, LU, TP, ST.  For those of you who like to fight WITHOUT armor, the record was
67-50 for a 57.3 winning percentage.  As for what stats seem to work best:  For as
long as I can remember, it has always been a Wit minimum of 17, size minimum of 13,
and strength minimum of 11.  Well, I think I can put that to the test:

    Celadus:     ST 17 SZ 6 WT 17,  24-17-2, 129 rec
    Domitian:    ST 15 SZ 11 WT 17, 15- 8-1, 125 rec -- promoted after 23 fights
    Mucianus:    ST 16 SZ 9 WT 18,  22-11-2  122 rec
    Scorpus:     ST 20 SZ 8 WT 16,  25-21-2  108 rec
    Juvenal      ST 15 SZ 14 WT 17, 21-10-4  100 rec -- most kills of all my bashers

This is just those bashers whose recognition was over 100.  I had a total of 30
bashers to go over, 12 of which were killed, one in a tournament, and seven who went
to the Dark Arena.
     As for skills learned, most to fewest would be attack, initiative, decisiveness,
riposte, defense and parry.
     As for strategies that work best, well, it seems as the fighters learn skills,
it becomes necessary to modify strategies slightly and that is what is causing me the
most difficulty at this time because what worked in the past is not working in the
present.  When I did this the first time, I tried to analyze weapon vs. armor, looked
at dialogue in the turns to try to determine what was going on.  I did not do that
this time.  The only other thing I looked at was the recognition number the fighters
had to see how that influenced the fight.
     Now I make a difference between the recognition number that appears on the turn
sheet and the FE or Fight Experience number that ONLY appears on those character
sheets you get prior to a Tournament.  As far as I can determine, they ARE NOT the
same number.  I say this because I have gotten pre-tournament sheets where the
recognition number and FE number were not the same.  So, now that you understand what
I am comparing.
     There is a certain recognition difference where it is almost impossible for one
of the fighters to win.  I arrived at this conclusion by comparing the numbers at the
top of the turn sheet and charting wins/losses by the difference in this number.
Hope that is clear--if not ask questions.  I have found three points at which the
winning percentage for the fighter with the higher recognition makes it increasingly
difficult for the fighter with the lower number to win.  This transcends style and
the tier they are in.  If I can figure this out, I am sure others have and it is the
reason I get upset when someone PURPOSELY down-challenges by a large factor.  I would
like to thank the manager that pointed out that a down-challenge can occur to a turn
being processed a turn or two late and that when it was originally sent would not
have caused a down-challenge, I had not thought about that.  If someone down-
challenges and the difference is around 10 points, then I can assume that is what
happened because I cannot remember ever losing a large number of recognition points 
for losing a fight.
     Anyway, I still have a couple of other styles to look at:  wall of steel,
slasher and lunger-- those are the styles for which I still have a good number of
turn sheets. -- Spartacus

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 677): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 679): TWISTED CLOWN of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 588): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 673): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 675): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 666): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 667): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 661): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 658): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 650): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 608): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 540): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 525): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 507): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 501): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 462): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 457): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 448): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 565): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 677): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 679): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 588): MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 673): SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 675): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 666): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 667): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 661): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 658): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 650): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 608): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 540): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 525): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 507): BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 501): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 462): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 457): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 448): DOMINION (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 565): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 588): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
                            PIMPED OUT BROOM of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): DICKY of BOWDEANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): HYDROPONICUS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 650): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
                           BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 523): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 507): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

    What a pleasure it is to finally be HERE.  On top of Lapur.  The Duelmaster.  An
honor and a prideful pleasure.  Certainly.
     I have been working on this a while, ever since that disastrous start as an 0-3
Rookie in my first tournament.  Since then I have done better tournament-wise, going
19-9 total in the Apprentices, Inits, and Adepts, and finally adding a TV.
     I am clearly glad to be here, but this arena is filled with fine warriors, so my
length of stay as DM, or even alive, is questionable.  But I shall enjoy the moment.

     I can't believe Chromie is dead!  Verus killed him on a random match up.  How
sad.  Good aimers are hard to find.  Let me tell you about my now-deceased friend,
Chrome Cutter:
     5-13-10-17-8-10-21 bonused parry and defense, but hosed riposte, AB
     11-8-0 in arena, 4-6 in tournaments
     fougt for DM of Lapur against Killian McGuiness and lost
     learned 51 skills, of which ZERO were decise
     skill learn rate 2,25
     seemed to like the SH at 39-120-12, but 12-24-0 with others
     he will not graduate and become a part of The Consortium some day 1000
     I miss him.

     I am here. I am open to challenges. I will be mking challenges of my own.  Come
and get me, for I am...
          Beryllium Buffer, DMI, TVI

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CARDOW HUNTERS, since METAL 
MINCERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SERPENTS HOLD 
turned their 2-1-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, METAL MINCERS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ULPHOR win a fight and gain 21 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FLIE beat SWEET BIRCH and SWEET BIRCH lost 13 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LAPUR may be getting bland, 
as BERYLLIUM BUFFER stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  BOHICA was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like METAL 
MINCERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask 
me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, STORMRIDER was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  UHURA's 8-16-1 has earned her the 
Dark Arena.  It's about time RUTILIUS got beat for picking on warriors like DR. 
STRANGELEAF.  Bravo, BLUNT FORCE.  See you at The Warty Toad.  Not that I'll be 
buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see INCONEL INDENTER and METAL MINCERS at The 
Warty Toad tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over VERUS.  Titanium shields 
and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of LAPUR.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592        10   3  1   128       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. STRANGELEAF 4659         13   4  1   109       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-YARARA 5515                   9   2  1   109       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324        15  12  2    97       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTILIUS 5585                13  16  3    90       EQUESTORS (158)
-CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         10   6  0    90       BOHICA (449)
 VERUS 5590                   14  14  2    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 GILLICK 5656                 13   3  0    89       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 MENHOIR 5529                 17  19  0    86       MID EARTH (223)
-CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         12   3  0    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 STORMRIDER 5520              16  21  0    79       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 PRIORE 5628                  13  11  0    72       MID EARTH (223)
-KICKER MURPHY 5622            7   8  1    68       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIE 5488                     5   1  0    66       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 SAMM 5489                     5   2  0    63       DAGGERS DEEP (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                   9   9  2    56       MID EARTH (223)
 SULU 5705                     7   5  0    56       TREKKERS (462)
-BAG OF BONES 5460             7   3  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 HARDWOOD 5611                12  14  0    50       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SWEET BIRCH 5691              9   6  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BISMUTH BENDER 5692           5   0  0    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669          8   2  0    45       METAL MINCERS (256)
-PAPPADEAUX 5440               8   7  0    43       BOHICA (449)
-PUB O'CONNOR 5702             5   2  0    43       CLAN CROW (456)
 GRASSFIRE 5715                7   4  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 KHAN 5717                     6   4  0    37       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAYBANK 5699                 5   8  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JETER 5716                    4   3  1    33       SERPENTS HOLD (470)
 GOWRON 5719                   5   3  1    31       TREKKERS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERO 5707                     4   7  0    27       TREKKERS (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARDIN 5486                  3   4  0    23       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 RAEDE 5490                    4   3  1    20       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 PARTHENIUS 5721               3   4  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
-CALYPSO 5710                  5   2  0    18       BOHICA (449)
 CINCIUS 5714                  3   8  1    18       EQUESTORS (158)
 DANYA 5487                    2   5  0    17       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            2   0  0    17       CLAN CROW (456)
 SPACEMAN SPLIFF 5747          1   0  0    14       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-ROUGAROU 5735                 1   1  0    13       BOHICA (449)
 PUFF THE DRAGON 5746          1   0  0    10       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 LUSIUS STORAX 5727            1   5  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
 SALLE 5736                    2   1  0     7       MID EARTH (223)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748          0   1  0     1       METAL MINCERS (256)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 5749               0  1 0 BLUNT FORCE 393      HEINOUS BEAST         665  NONE
CYBORG 420 4547        10  4 1 BLUNT FORCE 393      RUTILIUS 5585         664  JUST REVENGED
THE IRON LUNG 4667      6  5 0 BLUNT FORCE 393      INCONEL INDENTER 4324 663  REVENGED
BATTON MS'KELLEY 5607   8 11 2 CLAN CROW 456        YYTTRIA 5697          661  NONE
CHROME CUTTER 5316     11  8 0 METAL MINCERS 256    VERUS 5590            664  JUST REVENGED
RUG 43579 5743          0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        ARENAMASTER KYAL      665  NONE
BYE 5745                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 470    SHAMBLING MOUND       665  NONE
UHURA 5614              8 17 1 TREKKERS 462         SHEWISH GIANT         665  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Verus -- Ye done kilt me Chromer?!  Ye scalliwag!  Don't like it none!  Naye! --
Oremaster

Verus -- I am really sorry about Chrome Cutter's death, but I am very, very curious
as to how one "narrowly kills" someone?  Speak the truth, now. -- Ora (feeling
refreshed and tanned just about EVERYWHERE from her beach adventure)

Hydroponicus -- Congratulations on your well-deserved Lord Protectorship.  Kudos! --
Ora and her fine old hubby

Dr. Strangelove -- You were way too strange for me.  Good win, pal! -- Inconel
Indenter

Jeter -- I saw that weakness that you couldn't go to your left, so I pounced.
Besides, I knew that Khisanth would be honored to be the first TV challenge of a
Consortium TC.  (wink) -- Bismuth Bender

Nero -- You can play that fiddle all you want in a crisis, but it ain't gonna get you
anywhere. -- Bismuth Bender
P.S.  Is the fiddle a new whiffle?

Menhoir -- Great fight.  I was the lucky one who got that first roll. -- Beryllium
Buffer

Ora -- This'n here bea fitin' arena.  Will ye jest change that skimpy Victry Secret
outfit ye bea wearin?  Sheesh! -- Oremaster

Oremaster, Hon -- I'm just showing off my nice new tan.  You have already seen it
all, Luv.  (wink) -- Ora

We congratulate Hydroponicus. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Hydroponicus -- Damn, you're an infant prodigy!  No wonder I lost so thoroughly. --
Stormrider, still popular

Uhura -- I think you're out of your element here.  Maybe you could get hired as a
team publicist or something?  I mean, you're a communicator, not a fighter. -- Sweet
Birch

Calypso -- The music was fine, but... how you going to put out a fire with music?
Unless you can charm the rain out of the sky with it, of course.  That would do it.
-- Grassfire

Pappadeaux -- Interesting, you lost "slimly," but neither of us is particularly slim.
I wonder what secret meaning there might be in the choice of that word?  *I* would
have said that you lost after a hard fight.  It was close. -- Hardwood

Parthenius -- The steward was entirely right.  He said your win was unbelievable, and
I don't believe it.  Well, I don't WANT to believe it, but there are all these
injuries.... -- Claybank

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UHURA was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was murdered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RUG 43579 was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DR. STRANGELEAF devastated RUTILIUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
INCONEL INDENTER slimly won victory over VERUS in a 3 minute expert's Bloodfeud brawl.
SULU was overpowered by STORMRIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH outlasted KHAN in a action packed 10 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
NERO was viciously subdued by BISMUTH BENDER in a popular 2 minute Challenge duel.
GOWRON won victory over PARTHENIUS in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
BERYLLIUM BUFFER overpowered MENHOIR in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
HYDROPONICUS overpowered PRIORE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
GILLICK overcame SAMM in a exciting 1 minute contest.
SWEET BIRCH was demolished by FLIE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
HARDWOOD was handily defeated by ULPHOR in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DANYA was devastated by JETER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
RAEDE was overpowered by CLAYBANK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GRASSFIRE overpowered CINCIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SHARDIN savagely defeated LUSIUS STORAX in a 3 minute brutal bout.
SALLE was defeated by SPACEMAN SPLIFF in a crowd pleasing 5 minute amateur's conflict.
STEEL SHARPENER was overpowered by PUFF THE DRAGON 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                  10         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        45 -  32 -  2      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  21 -  3      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  34 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  33 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  44 -  5      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 665 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592      10   3  1  128 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   DR. STRANGELEAF 4659       13   4  1  109 BLUNT FORCE (393)
BASHING ATTACK   INCONEL INDENTER 4324      15  12  2   97 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       GILLICK 5656               13   3  0   89 SERPENTS HOLD (470)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                   7   5  0   56 TREKKERS (462)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669        8   2  0   45 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715              7   4  0   37 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
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 KHAN 5717.  The ten other most popular fighters were UHURA 5614, VERUS 5590, 
SPACEMAN SPLIFF 5747, BISMUTH BENDER 5692, DR. STRANGELEAF 4659, ULPHOR 5671, 
STORMRIDER 5520, GOWRON 5719, JETER 5716, and CLAYBANK 5699.

The least popular fighter this week was STEEL SHARPENER 5748.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SALLE 5736, CINCIUS 5714, DANYA 5487, HARDWOOD 5611, SWEET 
BIRCH 5691, PRIORE 5628, MENHOIR 5529, PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669, SULU 5705, and RUTILIUS 
5585.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HYDROPONICUS (29-4605) BLUNT FORCE (393)