DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2012    Duedate: 01/24/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CLEAR
ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
(29-4632) [8-2-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE CLEAR                      SHELIA GREYWAND
ARCANE PHARMACY (401)          JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
(29-4632) [8-2-0,115]          (29-3701) [1-2-0,11]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULPHOR                         SOLWYN
MID EARTH (223)                MID EARTH (223)
(29-5671) [17-11-4,110]        (29-5753) [6-4-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MID EARTH (223)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        39
2. ARCANE PHARMACY (401)       36      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         30      Unchartered Team
4. METAL MINCERS (256)         26
5. CLAN CROW (456)              6      JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*STANKONIA (477)            4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 MID EARTH (223)          11  4 1
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      674 449 19 60.0   2/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)       8  5 0
 3- 3 BOHICA (449)             118  82  2 59.0   3/ 2 OPEN HAND (466)           7  7 1
 4/ 4 MID EARTH (223)          642 569 31 53.0   4/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      366 335 22 52.2   5/ 3 TREKKERS (462)            7  8 0
 6/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)          138 150 11 47.9   6/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       6  6 0
 7/ 7 TREKKERS (462)           149 167  5 47.2   7- 6*STANKONIA (477)           4  1 1
 8/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     631 752 14 45.6   8/ 9 CLAN CROW (456)           3  4 0
 9/ 9 OPEN HAND (466)           59  78  4 43.1   9/ 0 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     2  1 0
10/ 0 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      9  18  0 33.3  10- 8 BOHICA (449)              1  2 0
11/ 0*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)      3   9  0 25.0  11/ 0*JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)     0  4 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 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 608): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): GANDALF of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): LORD FIREFLASH of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 608): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                              SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                              GARNO TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, well, well it seems every dog does have his day after all.  Ye ol Bismuth
Bender, you're not nearly as tough a borg as advertised.  Though next time might be
different with you having another tourney under your belt.  But then again with you
being a tourney baby it is quite possible that you won't fight in Lapur again for a
couple years, which means I will be long gone.  Either way good luck to you in the
tourney.  I am sure everyone here in Lapur will be rootin for ya.

Duelmaster Priore

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in LAPUR. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Coming up with 
a solid 5-0-0 outing, CARDOW HUNTERS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  
Advancing in the rankings was BLACK SAMURAI who went from last turn's 363-334-22, to 
this week's record of 366-335-22.  Hey everybody, watch out for STEEL SHARPENER, who 
flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing TANE like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was BAHRAM, who dropped 14 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with AKUMU.  In front of all the 
crowds, THE CLEAR took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks. 
4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that 
location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BLACK SAMURAI, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does LAPUR really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  BLACK SAMURAI + Weapons That 
go Boom = METAL MINCERS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, 
ANSHIN would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In 
a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, GOWRON went after CLAYBANK, who was higher 
by 25 points.  Well, when the dust settled, GOWRON was overcame by CLAYBANK.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  DARIUS defied all odds and slew SHEWISH 
GIANT in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as SHEWISH 
GIANT's meat is notoriously tough.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say 
both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLEAR 4632                8   2  0   115       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                  17  11  4   110       MID EARTH (223)
-CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         12   6  0   110       BOHICA (449)
-KICKER MURPHY 5622            9   9  2    93       CLAN CROW (456)
 PRIORE 5628                  20  14  0    91       MID EARTH (223)
 AKUMU 4674                   16  18  1    91       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BISMUTH BENDER 5692          12   1  0    90       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CLAYBANK 5699                10  13  0    73       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BAHRAM 5445                  12  17  1    70       OPEN HAND (466)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         13   6  0    68       CLAN CROW (456)
 NERO 5707                    10  11  0    68       TREKKERS (462)
 SULU 5705                    13   9  0    67       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         13   6  0    66       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754             6   3  1    60       TREKKERS (462)
 ANSHIN 4861                  12   5  0    58       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715               13   8  1    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BAG OF BONES 5460             7   3  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 SOLWYN 5753                   6   4  0    51       MID EARTH (223)
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702             7   5  0    47       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRYANA 5492                   7  11  0    41       OPEN HAND (466)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748          5   5  0    40       METAL MINCERS (256)
 TANE 5480                     9  11  0    38       OPEN HAND (466)
 MAGDALA 5474                  8  13  1    38       OPEN HAND (466)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            4   2  0    38       CLAN CROW (456)
 GOWRON 5719                   8  10  1    37       TREKKERS (462)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MS JACKSON 5738               1   0  1    33       STANKONIA (477)
-CALYPSO 5710                  8   3  0    31       BOHICA (449)
 WENIEN 5758                   4   4  0    29       MID EARTH (223)
 MOTHIAS 5780                  3   0  0    26       MID EARTH (223)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD LANCER 5768              2   1  0    22       METAL MINCERS (256)
-CHISAHARU 5180                5   2  0    17       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                1   2  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SEIDAI 5766                   3   1  0    13       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WINTERSONG 5783               1   1  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          1   0  0    13       STANKONIA (477)
 THE CREAM 4662                1   0  0    13       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-NAIMIT 3699                   1   1  0    12       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
-BOB 5742                      1   0  0    11       STANKONIA (477)
 SHELIA GREYWAND 3701          1   2  0    11       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
-DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          1   0  0    10       CLAN CROW (456)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               1   3  0     9       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 A-SOP (NOT) 3697              0   3  0     9       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 BRASS BANDER 5773             1   1  0     7       METAL MINCERS (256)
 HEAVENLY BLUE 4714            0   1  0     7       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
-SO CLEAN 5740                 1   0  0     6       STANKONIA (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUL DUKAT 5770                0   4  0     4       TREKKERS (462)
 DEBBIE 3700                   0   2  0     2       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 MURASAKI 5782                 0   1  0     1       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HARDWOOD 5611          14 20 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           673   
STORMRIDER 5520        18 25 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           671  NOT REVENGED
SWEET BIRCH 5691       13  9 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   KICKER MURPHY 5622    672   
FLUTTERBLY 3698         1  1 0 JESSIE'S LOVERS 322  WYVERN                675  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Darius of Open Hand -- We salute you on your Lord Protectorsip. -- The Metal Mincers

Priore -- You are the man!  Kudos on The Title and your superb fight, dismantling me
easily.  Now I don't have that albatross of the undefeated arena-- even though I
really miss it! -- Bismuth Bender

Gowron -- Thanks for the challenge.  I needed a breather.  Wins are nice; you are so
kind. -- Plutonium Puncher (slathering it on...)

Sulu -- You were just too skilled and too experienced for me.  Blast those MUGS! --
Steel Sharpener

Chisaru,
I beat you.
Are you blue?
     Lead Lancer

Congratulations, Priore, on your Duelmastership of the best arena in the land. -- Ora

Me borgs done 2-2.  Like kissin' me sister.  Ugh!  Bit yon load out, Mincers!  Aye.
-- Oremaster

HAPPY NEW YEAR! -- Ora and Oremaster (from the therapists office)

Ulphor -- You fight like a Delarquan!  Perhaps you're some sort of seditionist sent
to stir up trouble! -- Bahram

Deadly Assassin -- I hope I have as much luck with open-handed aimed-blows in ADM.

Solwyn -- Not quite what I had in mind when I said I wanted to get hammered. --
Magdala

Bond Servant -- Good fight.  I didn't expect that level of competition from a stand-
in.  That critical attack nearly took me out. -- Tane

Gladiatorial Commission -- I showed up but was never assigned an opponent.  Couldn't
find anyone willing to fight me?  I can understand that. -- Iryana

     It's this idea everyone had of going south for the winter.

Bismuth Bender -- Well, so much for "undefeated," eh? -- Jorja

Looking at Bismuth's personal to Ulphor, I might repeat it:  Ulphor, have you no
shame?  You've killed two of my Hunters. -- Jorja

Steel Sharpener -- Ah, was that why you kept leaning closer and sniffing? --
Windflower

Magdala -- And so you should have been proud!  I was proud for you, too.  Never let
'em keep you down, woman. -- Claybank

Open Hand -- Thank you.  Unfortunately, death does happen in the arena. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Darius. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Captain Kirk -- Defeat, okay.  But you will NOT "boldly go where no man has gone
before."  Don't even TRY to put your hand there, bub! -- Grassfire

Anshin -- Hmm, could I reasonably say "you were clay in my hands"?  Probably not,
that's more commonly my role.  Well... good fight.  I honestly didn't expect to win
it. -- Claybank

Bob -- Drat.  It was probably the heater you brought into the arena, right? --
Snowflake

So Clean -- Wow, I have never had a clock that clean before!  I wonder it can even
tell time, it's been so, um, traumatized by cleaning. -- Windflower

Gasoline Dreams -- You dream about THAT?  Why? -- Wintersong

Akumu -- Good learns and a quick win adds up to a good day. -- Priore

Hardwood and the Cardow Hunters -- I don't know what has gotten into me lately.  I
have no excuse for my actions and I know this must sound hollow, but Hardwood's death
was not intentional. -- Ulphor

Spin Mcduecan -- Impressive challange, Sir Spin, til we meet again. -- Solwyn

Sulu -- Wow, someone in the commission office must have it in for me after that
matchup. -- Wenien

Snowflake -- Hasn't your manager warned you about my guild!?! -- Mothias

Oremaster -- Why is it always one of my warriors that ends up ruining your plans?  At
least this time your warrior survived. -- Visionist

Bahram -- Did you actually think you could beat me with that silly weapon? -- Ulphor

Magdala -- Thanks for the tutoring and the win. -- Solwyn

Gul Dukat -- I knew all my extra training this last cycle would pay off. -- Wenien

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARIUS butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
FLUTTERBLY was murdered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
AKUMU demolished BAHRAM in a 2 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
MAGDALA was bested by GRASSFIRE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ANSHIN luckily beat SOLWYN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge competition.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH unbelievably bested CAPTAIN KIRK in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
GOWRON was overpowered by CLAYBANK in a popular 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GUL DUKAT lost to WINDFLOWER in a action packed 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
PRIORE was overpowered by THE CLEAR in a popular 1 minute uneven Title duel.
ULPHOR overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
NERO defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 3 minute bloody match.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN outwaited IRYANA in a monotonous 13 minute contest.
SULU demolished SPIN MCDUECAN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
PUB O'CONNOR handily defeated LEAD LANCER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TANE was defeated by STEEL SHARPENER in a action packed 1 minute struggle.
WENIEN overcame SHELIA GREYWAND in a 2 minute bloody bout.
A-SOP (NOT) was bested by SEIDAI in a 1 minute gory brawl.
WINTERSONG overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SNOWFLAKE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided match.
DEBBIE slimly lost to THE CREAM in a 2 minute competition.
BRASS BANDER viciously subdued MURASAKI in a 1 minute gruesome novice's bout.
MOTHIAS demolished HEAVENLY BLUE in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  3      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  23 -  4      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    30 -  36 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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-LUNGE        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  7         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  THE CLEAR 4632              8   2  0  115 ARCANE PHARMACY (401)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULPHOR 5671                17  11  4  110 MID EARTH (223)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIORE 5628                20  14  0   91 MID EARTH (223)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       13   6  0   68 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  13   9  0   67 TREKKERS (462)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             13   8  1   56 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLWYN 5753                 6   4  0   51 MID EARTH (223)
AIMED BLOW       PUB O'CONNOR 5702           7   5  0   47 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 
SOLWYN 5753.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAPTAIN KIRK 5754, CLAYBANK 
5699, NERO 5707, AKUMU 4674, SULU 5705, WENIEN 5758, ULPHOR 5671, STEEL SHARPENER 
5748, GRASSFIRE 5715, and WINDFLOWER 5772.

The least popular fighter this week was CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IRYANA 5492, HEAVENLY BLUE 4714, MURASAKI 5782, A-SOP (NOT) 
3697, SHELIA GREYWAND 3701, LEAD LANCER 5768, FLUTTERBLY 3698, DEBBIE 3700, TANE 
5480, and SPIN MCDUECAN 5728.

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

DARIUS (29-5467) OPEN HAND (466)

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!