DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2011    Duedate: 12/27/2011

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-673

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BISMUTH BENDER
METAL MINCERS (256)
(29-5692) [12-0-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BISMUTH BENDER                 POSITION IS EMPTY
METAL MINCERS (256)            
(29-5692) [12-0-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULPHOR                         BAHRAM
MID EARTH (223)                OPEN HAND (466)
(29-5671) [15-11-4,102]        (29-5445) [12-15-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OPEN HAND (466)             40
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         31      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. TREKKERS (462)              29      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        11
5. MID EARTH (223)              9       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      669 446 19 60.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 2
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             118  82  2 59.0   2/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)       8  3 1
 3- 3*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        19  16  1 54.3   3/ 4 TREKKERS (462)            8  6 0
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          634 567 31 52.8   4/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       6  5 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      362 331 22 52.2   5/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           6  7 1
 6/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          136 149 11 47.7   6/ 8 OPEN HAND (466)           6  9 0
 7/ 7 TREKKERS (462)           145 161  5 47.4   7/ 7 BOHICA (449)              5  4 0
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     625 748 14 45.5   8/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4 11 0
 9/ 9 OPEN HAND (466)           56  72  3 43.8   9- 9*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        0  1 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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): THONG OF FIRE of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 672): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 272): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wee Wee, look at me!  Sitting on the throne for a whole week!  Not sure how me
got here, but ye know what me here so gonna live it up while me can!
     But first things first.  A moment o' silence for Sweet Birch!  She was dannae
supposed to die!  Had no intentions of killing her, so let's make that clear.  As
a matter o' fact, me tried less than usual.  Me will man up, though, and await the 
bloodfeuds of her stable.
     Now, on with the party--time be ticking!  Hey, you by the door!  Yeah, you!  Get
me another ale!  Get one for yeself too!  Hell, get one for everyone--we gonna
paaarrrttaaay!
     Hey Lapur, word of advice:  Keep me on the throne and we b doin' it all
again next week, too!  So for those o' you who will be enjoyin' the Duelmaster's
hospitality at the Warty Toad tonight, if'n we dannae do it again next week, blame it
on the fella that dethroned me.  He be the one responsible for ruinin' the party!

                                          Your beloved part-animal and Duelmaster,
                                          Kicker Murphy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for CARDOW HUNTERS, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them 
by 6 into 8th.  Ha!  Gee, I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, OPEN 
HAND, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see CAPTAIN KIRK win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, CAPTAIN KIRK beat CALYPSO and CALYPSO lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, KICKER MURPHY the Duelmaster was 
this turn's most-challenged warrior.  BISMUTH BENDER challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster 
for a shot at the throne.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as BISMUTH 
BENDER takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
The Burning Tree, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get 
this stuff?  From LAPUR's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  MID EARTH was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like CLAN CROW avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to MAGDALA of OPEN HAND for challenging up by 20 to PUB O'CONNOR.  
MAGDALA won to get 49 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  HARDWOOD, a glorious 
14-19-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad CARDOW HUNTERS.  Seriously now, is it 
really honorable for ULPHOR from MID EARTH to kill HARDWOOD and give CARDOW HUNTERS 
the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Burning Tree!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISMUTH BENDER 5692          12   0  0   112       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         12   6  0   110       BOHICA (449)
 ULPHOR 5671                  15  11  4   102       MID EARTH (223)
 PRIORE 5628                  19  13  0    97       MID EARTH (223)
 KICKER MURPHY 5622            9   9  2    93       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARIUS 5467                  14   8  0    87       OPEN HAND (466)
 BAHRAM 5445                  12  15  1    84       OPEN HAND (466)
 NERO 5707                     9  10  0    69       TREKKERS (462)
 AKUMU 4674                   14  18  1    67       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         12   6  0    66       CLAN CROW (456)
-FLIE 5488                     5   1  0    66       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-SAMM 5489                     5   2  0    63       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               12   7  1    62       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ANSHIN 4861                  11   4  0    62       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULU 5705                    11   9  0    56       TREKKERS (462)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754             5   2  1    54       TREKKERS (462)
-BAG OF BONES 5460             7   3  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         11   6  0    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MAGDALA 5474                  8  11  1    49       OPEN HAND (466)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 8  13  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GOWRON 5719                   8   8  1    43       TREKKERS (462)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            4   1  0    43       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRYANA 5492                   7  10  0    40       OPEN HAND (466)
 TANE 5480                     8  10  0    38       OPEN HAND (466)
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702             6   5  0    38       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLWYN 5753                   5   3  0    32       MID EARTH (223)
 CALYPSO 5710                  8   3  0    31       BOHICA (449)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748          4   4  0    25       METAL MINCERS (256)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHARDIN 5486                  3   4  0    23       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 WENIEN 5758                   2   4  0    22       MID EARTH (223)
 CHISAHARU 5180                5   1  0    21       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-DANYA 5487                    2   5  0    17       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 LEAD LANCER 5768              1   0  0    11       METAL MINCERS (256)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEIDAI 5766                   2   0  0    10       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MOTHIAS 5780                  1   0  0    10       MID EARTH (223)
-DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          1   0  0    10       CLAN CROW (456)
 GUL DUKAT 5770                0   2  0     2       TREKKERS (462)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BRASS BANDER 5773             0   1  0     1       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ROUGAROU 5735           2  4 0 BOHICA 449           ARENAMASTER KYAL      673  NONE
HARDWOOD 5611          14 20 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           673   
STORMRIDER 5520        18 25 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           671   
SWEET BIRCH 5691       13  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   KICKER MURPHY 5622    672   
SALLE 5736              5  3 0 MID EARTH 223        CAPTAIN KIRK 5754     670  REVENGED
KHAN 5717               8  7 0 TREKKERS 462         GRASSFIRE 5715        670   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

For those interested -- Beryllium Buffer's faves: HA, Low/High Lunge and Initiative
The Borg Booster Chronicles

Mr. Shewish Giant -- You were no test for me, although it surely did take a lot of
hits!  (4/12/3 of which only one missed due to a parry.) -- Beryllium Buffer, retired
borg, on to bigger and better things

Nero -- I must congratulate you on an intelligent challenge, superb execution, and a
fine win.  You Bum! -- Plutonium Punch

Please welcome my newest Metal Mincer-- Brass Bander-- who, I'm sorry to say, is not
of Beryllium Buffer's talent. -- Ora

What be yon differnce, Ora if'n ye cain't manage any 'o 'em? -- Oremaster

Blimey!  Gratters ta Kicker Murphy, champeen Duelmaster.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Darius -- Well, it was a good try-- your strategy, I mean.  (wink) -- B. B.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight. -- Ora and Oremaster and The Borgs

Ghost of Sweet Birch -- Uh we be on trainin vacation.  Yeah, dad be where we be. --
Cairraig Amadan (scratching his head with a confused look on his face)

Anshin -- ARE YE KIDDING ME?!! -- Pub O'Connor (tries to break his sword over his
knee, but it just flexes)

Bahram -- Did Darius put ye armor on for ye?  Did he jump on the sands for ye?  Nay,
you be the veteran, so be the veteran and quit listenin' ta the pups. -- Kicker
Murphy, satisfied with givin' a good scoldin'.

Beryllium Buffer -- Congrats, laddie, on making it. -- Owsly and the Clan Crows

Plutonium Punch -- As you see, nothing is perfect. -- Grassfire

Ora -- Been around that kind of problem. -- Jorja

Magdala -- All of 'em. -- Claybank

Tane -- Maybe the spy reporter was noting the chill of the season and figured a grass
fire would be better than none. -- Grassfire

Our salute to the tourney participants, with special congratulations for Bismuth
Bender and Captain Kirk. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Kicker Murphy -- That seemed... extreme.  Although I know you Karnhorns just don't
appreciate orcs. -- Ghost of Sweet Birch

Bahram -- You really hammered on me.  I'm all full of nail holes.  Or I would be, if
I were actually wooden and you were actually driving nails. -- Hardwood

Tane -- Not today, grasshopper. -- Claybank

Iryana -- A grass fire may leave no coals, but it burns hot while it lasts. --
Grassfire

Seidai -- Welcome to gladiating, huh?  Oh well, at least I survived it. -- Windflower

All -- Catching up on ads for last 4 turns. -- Visionist

Oremaster -- While I hate losing an warrior, Menhoir had been stinking up the place
for a long time. -- Visionist

Magdala -- Bit of an unfair matchup for you, Til we meet again. -- Priore

Bismuth Bender -- Going for the kill!?!  Have you no shame! -- Ulphor

Steel Sharpener -- Train...Train...Train, such is the life of gladiator. -- Solwyn

Captain Kirk -- Murdered by a midget, jezz how bad can it get. -- Ghost of Salle

Akumu -- A warm welcome back to you and your guild mates. -- Ulphor and the Mid Earth
guild

Hardwood -- Good thing I didn't use a bigger hammer. -- Priore

Stormrider -- Your death was not intentional, I kept missing where I was aiming and
hit vital areas instead.  Rest in Peace. -- Ulphor

Magdala -- A little luck can go a long way. -- Solwyn

Gowron -- I got exactly what I was looking for from our fight.  Thanks for the
tutoring. -- Wenien

Deadly Assassin -- Your scouting report said you were a lot tougher that that. --
Priore

Penniless Lord -- But!!!  Wait!!  NO!!!  Jeez I will never live this down. -- Ulphor

Captain Kirk -- Salle's death is avenged, my guild considers the matter closed. --
Solwyn

Rougarou -- I didn't know their was a way you could surrender gracefully. -- Wenien

Double Mcdipper -- Next time we meet I'll take that toothpick from you and shove it
up your wormhole. -- Gul Dukat

Solwyn -- Well done on the Bloodfeud.  I was distracted by a green chick sitting in
the stands, we are hooking up later. -- Captain Kirk T.V.

Magdala -- That could have gone either way, kind of like me...heellooooo. -- Sulu

Plutonium Punch -- I had to go for that challenge again, the matchup was just too
good.  It's not personal, just business. -- Nero

     What I want for Chirstmas, and for the year to come:  newsletter submissions in
     PLAIN TEXT ( dot txt). -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROUGAROU was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOWRON was viciously subdued by GRASSFIRE in a exciting 3 minute Bloodfeud duel.
BISMUTH BENDER demolished KICKER MURPHY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
CAPTAIN KIRK devastated CALYPSO in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
BAHRAM viciously subdued CAIRRAIG AMADAN in a action packed 3 minute Challenge brawl.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH was unbelievably bested by ANSHIN in a 22 minute Challenge match.
MAGDALA overcame PUB O'CONNOR in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SPIN MCDUECAN overcame SOLWYN in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
PRIORE vanquished AKUMU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CASIMIR PULASKI overpowered DARIUS in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ULPHOR executed HARDWOOD in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
NERO narrowly defeated CLAYBANK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody master's match.
SULU demolished WENIEN in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
TANE viciously subdued CHISAHARU in a 2 minute gory conflict.
IRYANA viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute gruesome master vs. beginner bout.
STEEL SHARPENER overpowered WINDFLOWER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GUL DUKAT was devastated by LEAD LANCER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SEIDAI subdued BRASS BANDER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
MOTHIAS overpowered SNOWFLAKE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  4      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  35 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW        17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  27 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  23 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 673 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BISMUTH BENDER 5692        12   0  0  112 METAL MINCERS (256)
SLASHING ATTACK  CASIMIR PULASKI 5435       12   6  0  110 BOHICA (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULPHOR 5671                15  11  4  102 MID EARTH (223)
STRIKING ATTACK  DARIUS 5467                14   8  0   87 OPEN HAND (466)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       12   6  0   66 CLAN CROW (456)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             12   7  1   62 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  11   9  0   56 TREKKERS (462)
AIMED BLOW       PUB O'CONNOR 5702           6   5  0   38 CLAN CROW (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULPHOR 5671.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BAHRAM 5445.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLAYBANK 5699, GRASSFIRE 5715, 
NERO 5707, TANE 5480, BISMUTH BENDER 5692, CAPTAIN KIRK 5754, CASIMIR PULASKI 5435, 
SULU 5705, IRYANA 5492, and STEEL SHARPENER 5748.

The least popular fighter this week was PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ANSHIN 4861, SNOWFLAKE 5781, GUL DUKAT 5770, WINDFLOWER 5772, 
HARDWOOD 5611, AKUMU 4674, CALYPSO 5710, ROUGAROU 5735, WENIEN 5758, and DARIUS 5467.

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes