DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/16/2012    Duedate: 05/29/2012

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-684

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUB O'CONNOR
CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5702) [11-5-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUB O'CONNOR                   MS JACKSON
CLAN CROW (456)                STANKONIA (477)
(29-5702) [11-5-0,113]         (29-5738) [2-3-1,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLAYBANK                       PUB O'CONNOR
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CLAN CROW (456)
(29-5699) [12-20-0,56]         (29-5702) [11-5-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STREET WALKERS (97)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (97)         56
2. CLAN CROW (456)             48      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. CAVEMEN (480)               20      Unchartered Team
4. TREKKERS (462)              17
5. STANKONIA (477)             13      STANKONIA (477)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SAVAGE HORDE (481)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      13  2 1
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      690 459 20 60.1   2/ 2 BOHICA (449)             10  4 0
 3/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)      706 474 60 59.8   3/ 6 TREKKERS (462)            7  8 0
 4/ 4 BOHICA (449)             133  93  2 58.8   4/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 5- 5 DAGGERS DEEP (468)        23  20  1 53.5   5/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)           5  4 0
 6- 6 MID EARTH (223)          660 581 31 53.2   6/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  5 0
 7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      381 357 22 51.6   7- 7 OPEN HAND (466)           3  6 0
 8/ 0*STANKONIA (477)            9   9  2 50.0   8/10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  8 0
 9/ 8 CLAN CROW (456)          156 165 13 48.6   9- 9 JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)     2  2 0
10/ 9 TREKKERS (462)           169 189  5 47.2  10- 3 MID EARTH (223)           2  3 0
11/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     652 776 14 45.7  11-11*SAVAGE HORDE (481)        1  0 0
12-11 OPEN HAND (466)           75 100  4 42.9  12/ 0*STANKONIA (477)           1  2 0
13-12 JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)     10  26  0 27.8  13-12 DAGGERS DEEP (468)        1  4 0
14/13*CAVEMEN (480)              0   3  0  0.0  14/13*CAVEMEN (480)             0  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

     Owsly comes out of his office just off the training room under the barn back at
the farm.  Clan Crow is hard at work training.  Kicker and Pub are sparring each
other.  Cairraig is doing shield exercises, and Double is running through weapons
practices.  Owsly looks the group over and observes for a moment, realizing something
is out of place.  He approaches Cairraig.
     "Where be Spin?" Owsly asks the veteran on the tam.
     "Me not be sure.  He was here earlier," responds Cairraig.  "Maybe Kicker and
Pub knows where he be."
     Owsly nods and crosses the room to where Kicker and Pub are sparring.  He
watches as Kicker makes a slash at Pub's head with a wooden blade.  Pub spins, then
thrusts low, turning the blade at the last moment to slice suddenly upward, catching
Kicker in the chest.
     "Nice move, laddie!" Kicker exclaims as he gives Pub a salute with the wooden
practice blade.
     "Thank.  Me been workin on that move.  The sparrin sure be helping oot."
Pub notes.  Kicker nods his head in agreement.  Owsly clears his throat and the two
turn to him with a start.
     "Me dannae be supposin you two be seein Spin 'round have ye?"  The two look at
each other with blank expressions.
     "We been workin hard at trainin, Owsly, so we dannae really notice," Kicker
notes with a shrug.
     "Not noticin be the very reason ye be gittin yer arse kicked the last few
times!" Owsly quips.  Kicker looks down at his feet.  "Pub be doin the same move
every time he spins away from o' shot ta his chest.  Ye shoulda seen it comin o'mile
away."  Pub's mouth drops open half in surprise and half as though insulted.  "Git
back to it, ya two, and try ta pay attention ta yer opponent.  Maybe Double be knowin
where he be."  Owsly spins on a heel and heads over to where Double is practicing
with varieties of blades against practice dummies.
     "Double, ye seen Spin?" Owsly asks.  Double stabs his short spear into the chest
of a training dummy and turns to face Oswly.
     "Yeah, me be seein him.  He be top side behind da barn, down by the dock at da
pond."  Double says, pointing to the hatch in the ceiling of the training room.
     Owsly's eyebrows furrow, the look of obvious aggravation on his face.  He turns
to head for the hatch when Double calls to him.
     "Owsly.  Me know me be the newest guy on da team 'n all, but take it easy on da
lad.  He's had o' rough couple o' weeks.  He be tryin ta put his head on straight.
Some encouragement might be doin him some good."  Double pulls the short spear from
the training dummy and begins his practice anew.
     Owsly nods his head more to himself than to Double and heads up the ladder into
the barn.  Once he's in the barn, he grabs the lit lantern from the dowel on one of
the supports for the barn and heads out the back and down the hill toward the pond
that serves as irrigation for his brother's farm.
     As he gets nearer, he calls out to Spin.  "Spin?  Spin?  Are ye there, lad?"  He
gets no response but he can see the silhouette of the man, sitting on the dock facing
the water, in the half moonlight.  Owsly walks up and sets the lantern down a few fet
back from the edge of the dock.  He then walks up and sits down beside Spin, his feet
hanging off the dock and dangling above the water.
     "What ye be doin out here, lad?  Ye should be trainin with the clan."
     "Aye, me know.  But me be havin o' hard time findin me focus.  First it be
Magdala, then me poor performance against Bahram, then...."
     "Whoa laddie, stop right there!"  Owsly says lightly.  "Ye been havin some hard
knocks lately, me know.  But ye made it on the Crow Clan fer a reason.  Yer o'
fighter lad, o'fighter and a decent one ta boot.  Magdala knew when she be steppin
inta the arena that death may or dannae come.  It be a choice we all make.  Ye made
it yerself--deep down inside, ye know it be o'possibility.  As fer Bahram, well, he
be an experienced fighter and o'tough match fer ye style o'fightin but we Clan Crows
dannae quit!  Ye can lose all four of ye feuds but ye dannae quit until Owsly be
sayin ye quit and me dannae be ready ta do that just yet!  Ye understand?" Owsly
turns his head and looks at Spin.
     "Me understand," Spin says, nodding his head.
     "And we be backin ya da whole way," pipes in Kicker from behind them, nearly
startling Owsly into the pond.  Spin turns to look back behind him and finds Kicker,
Pub, Cairraig, and Double standing behind the lantern, pints in hand.  Pub hands Spin
a pint and Kicker hands one to Owsly.
     "Ta the Clan!" Kicker toasts as Spin and Owsly get to their feet.
     "Ta the Clan!" The rest chime in as the mugs clash together.
     "Now down those pints and get yer lazy arses back ta training!  Me not gonna be
takin' too many more o' those 1-3 turns!"
     "Back ta the old blunt and ta da point Owsly me see."  Double whispers to Spin,
who nods.
     "Me heard that, pup!  You'll be trainin in full plate tonight!" They all laugh
and head back to the barn.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROTS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): DIRT DEVILS et al. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 697): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 682): MISS CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 679): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LAPUR to see 
what's new.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but MID EARTH really 
goofed with their 0-0-0.  TREKKERS like really fought hard to move up to 3rd from 
6th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, CLAN CROW!  'Cause they 
got 4-1-0 and moved up to 5th!  MVP award for INSLUMNATIONAL?  STANKONIA's proud of 
him after beating BUTTERFACE and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
BUTTERFACE got smashed by INSLUMNATIONAL, and lost 17 points!  Oh, wow, like the 
Duelmaster must be the most popular beast in all LAPUR.  It got the most challenges.  
(But what about proposals?) Like, PUB O'CONNOR must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged 
the Duelmaster from METAL MINCERS.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  And I 
was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome PUB 
O'CONNOR.  Aren't CLAN CROW proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real 
snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of MID EARTH 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 BOHICA?  MID EARTH, 
an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702            11   5  0   113       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULU 5705                    19  11  0   109       TREKKERS (462)
 CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595       16   7  0   106       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SOLWYN 5753                  11   5  0   100       MID EARTH (223)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         17   7  0    95       METAL MINCERS (256)
 NERO 5707                    15  15  0    95       TREKKERS (462)
-BAHRAM 5445                  15  22  1    92       OPEN HAND (466)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KICKER MURPHY 5622           11  12  2    92       CLAN CROW (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMM 5489                     7   2  0    90       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754            12   5  1    82       TREKKERS (462)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748         10   7  0    81       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         17  10  0    79       CLAN CROW (456)
 MILEY VIRUS 5588             15   9  1    69       STREET WALKERS (97)
-IRYANA 5492                  11  15  0    67       OPEN HAND (466)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            8   6  2    66       CLAN CROW (456)
-FLIE 5488                     6   2  0    66       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 GRASSFIRE 5715               17  13  1    65       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ANSHIN 4861                  17   9  0    65       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-WENIEN 5758                   8   6  0    63       MID EARTH (223)
 WINDFLOWER 5772               8   5  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAYBANK 5699                12  20  0    56       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-TANE 5480                    11  17  0    56       OPEN HAND (466)
 CALYPSO 5710                 12   5  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 BROADZILLA 5703               7   2  0    49       STREET WALKERS (97)
-LEAD LANCER 5768              4   3  0    44       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WINTERSONG 5783               7   4  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JESSIE JAMES 5817             3   1  0    39       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MS JACKSON 5738               2   3  1    38       STANKONIA (477)
-MOTHIAS 5780                  6   3  0    37       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHISAHARU 5180                8   4  0    31       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SHARDIN 5486                  4   5  0    29       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
-ATASH 5790                    4   3  0    28       OPEN HAND (466)
 DEADMAU5 5779                 2   1  0    26       BOHICA (449)
 AVOX 5823                     3   1  0    24       BOHICA (449)
-DANYA 5487                    2   6  0    24       DAGGERS DEEP (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEIDAI 5766                   6   5  0    23       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 DOUBLE MCDIPPER 5767          5   4  0    23       CLAN CROW (456)
 GASOLINE DREAMS 5739          3   2  1    22       STANKONIA (477)
 INSLUMNATIONAL 5830           1   0  0    22       STANKONIA (477)
-SO CLEAN 5740                 2   2  0    19       STANKONIA (477)
 DIVERGENT 5803                2   1  0    19       BOHICA (449)
 SNOWFLAKE 5781                3   9  0    18       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 NISHIBI 5829                  2   0  0    18       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CINDY CRAWFORD 5798           3   4  0    13       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
-BO DEREK 5801                 1   0  0    13       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
 DAX 5832                      1   0  0    13       TREKKERS (462)
-KIM KARDASHIAN 5791           2   6  0    12       JESSIE'S LOVERS (322)
-TROLLFOOT 5792                1   0  0    10       SAVAGE HORDE (481)
-NAOWYN 5811                   1   1  0     9       MID EARTH (223)
-TROGLODYTE 5788               0   1  0     7       CAVEMEN (480)
 STEEL SQUEEZER 5808           1   2  0     5       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LINNAEUS 5784                 0   1  0     5       CAVEMEN (480)
 BUTTERFACE 5826               1   1  0     4       BOHICA (449)
-QUALM 5810                    1   1  0     4       MID EARTH (223)
-KYREE 5824                    0   1  0     1       OPEN HAND (466)
-SHANDI 5809                   0   1  0     1       DAGGERS DEEP (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BRUTE FORCE 5785        0  1 0 CAVEMEN 480          ARENAMASTER KYAL      684  NONE
BRASS BANDER 5773       2  4 0 METAL MINCERS 256    SHAMBLING MOUND       684  NONE
MAGDALA 5474           11 16 1 OPEN HAND 466        SPIN MCDUECAN 5728    681  REVENGED
MISS YOU 5834           0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 97    ARENAMASTER KYAL      684  NONE
ENSIGN 6 5833           0  1 0 TREKKERS 462         DUSKBLOOD TROLL       684  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Windflower -- Why are you moaning?  I taught you one fine skill that last fight.
That's enough.  You only taught me three.  So?  Oh, do I have to say I am sorry for
thrashing you?  Oh?  Well, heck; I'm really, really sorry.  Bwahahaha. -- Steel
Sharpener

Carraig Amadan -- Or whatever you call yourself, and while I am on a roll, let me
just tell you how much I appreciated your first sharpening.  Now, I feel sharp and
you feel sharp.  See?  Bwahahaha. -- Steel Sharpener

All -- Perhaps I need to restate this note from last turn?  "All -- I just want to
let everyone know that it is perfectly acceptable to write personal ads.  I like
reading about you guys. -- Ora"  SO WRITE SOME PERSONAL ADS, OKAY?! -- Ora

Heh, heh.  Now ye guys bea seein' er good'n side!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Captain Kirk -- Thanks for leaving it to me.  It took a while, but I enjoyed it
immensely.  Good luck in The Big Time. -- Platinum Punch (acting surprisingly nice
for a 'borg)

Me pal o'er inna North Fork, Ole Oz, him bea gittin' me ta say ye best sign up fer
that there Turf War.  It be good! -- Oremaster

Oremaster -- Hon, you did a very swell job strategizing us to a 2-0 and The
Duelmaster Crown.  It makes me feel really, really good.  I'll have a special
surprise for you tonight.  Hurry home. (wink) -- Ora

All -- This is a Metal Mincer apology. Apparently either Oremaster, or Ora, or one of
"the 'borgs" made a flippant comment to a fine fellow manager or warrior about
"wanting" and "alleged downchallenging."  The comments were wrong and stupid, and can
best be described in the words of Sakespeare's immortal Lady Macbeth... "'tis a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifyinging nothing..." -- The Metal
Mincer affiliates

All -- On another note, that whole "Out, out brief candle..." long soliloquy was
required memorizing in Mrs. Vaughn's Senior Literature more than 50 years ago. -- The
Consortium Elders

Spin McDuecan -- Your defense needs some work big fella. -- Solwyn

Claybank -- Turnabout is fair play. -- Wenien

Double McDipper -- Good luck in the future, I think your gunna need it. -- Mothias

Akumu -- Thought you could take me did ya!?! -- Solwyn

Tane -- You really know how to teach.  Thanks! -- Wenien

Jessie James -- Now that was a workout. -- Qualm

Brass Bander -- I beat a borg...  Woohooo! -- Naowyn

Anshin -- Is that the best you got!?! -- Solowyn

Claybank -- That makes me 2 outta 3. <grin> -- Wenien

Miley Virus -- Wow you are one scary lady! -- Mothias

Wintersong -- One word....OUCH! -- Qualm

Snowflake -- Hah! Snowflake my A$$!  Brickflake is more like it. -- Naowyn

All -- I am likely to miss some turns over the next 6 months.  I will try and make it
so I do not miss two in a row. -- Visionist

Congrats ta all ye recent graduates and may ye blade pierce ye enemies flesh
painfully at the Isle! -- Owsly and the rest o' the Clan

Oremaster -- Me dannae understand how ye can like pasture pool.  Me dannae get the
point o' smackin a ball 'round a field tryin' ta make it inna wee little hole.
N'wander Ora be runnin' the team. -- Owsly

Open Hand -- We be likin' ye spotlight o' whole lot!  Owsly and Clan Crow

Steel Sharpener -- Ye dannae be very good at sharpening me skills!  Ye be one lucky
borg, ye lout! -- Cairraig Amadan

Bahram -- Ye happy now?  O fine fight it be, though me wasn't fighting up ta snuff.
But me brain be kickin' in as ye taught me o few things. -- Spin McDuecan

Ora -- Do you think so simple an appeal, without even an implied threat, will work?
-- Jorja

We salute the many tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  We could add a special congratulations to Bonnie, but she's in Primus.  We'll
never see HER again here.

Atash -- That's asking for a loss.  But the really annoying thing for you must be
only getting one skill out of it.  In your position, I'd be spitting nails. --
Windflower

Tane -- I was *not* attempting to kill you.  Would that be the action of a *friendly*
rival?  No, of course not. -- Grassfire
P.S.  I find myself wondering whether you're carrying too much armor for your style?
I'm afraid Jorja's "teaching instinct" is on high at the moment....

Wenien -- My surrender was grudging, whether the steward said so or not.  I should
have won that.  But you were just (grits teeth) too good for me. -- Claybank

Naowyn -- There's a certain phonemic symmetry in me defeating you "narrowly."
Although it would be closer if your name was Naorwyn.  Have you considered changing
it? -- Snowflake

Qualm -- Damned straight I was "savage."  You're an upstart!  The Commission should
never have bracketed you with *me*!  I had no qualms about smashing you up.  So
there! -- Wintersong, feeling uncharateristically nasty

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRASS BANDER was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENSIGN 6 was butchered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MISS YOU was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BRUTE FORCE was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
PUB O'CONNOR savagely defeated PLUTONIUM PUNCH in a 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
CAPTAIN KIRK was vanquished by CAPT. ANTSY PANTS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
STEEL SHARPENER was beaten by NERO in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MILEY VIRUS overcame WINDFLOWER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CALYPSO overcame CLAYBANK in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
CHISAHARU unbelievably bested DEADMAU5 in a action packed 12 minute Challenge duel.
DOUBLE MCDIPPER was overpowered by JESSIE JAMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
STEEL SQUEEZER was overpowered by DIVERGENT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SULU handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KICKER MURPHY demolished GRASSFIRE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ANSHIN was outwaited by CAIRRAIG AMADAN in a tiresome 20 minute veteran's contest.
SPIN MCDUECAN devastated MS JACKSON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BROADZILLA handily defeated GASOLINE DREAMS in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
WINTERSONG bested CAPTURED ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
SNOWFLAKE was unbelievably bested by NISHIBI in a 7 minute fight.
AVOX beat LINNAEUS in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
BUTTERFACE was devastated by INSLUMNATIONAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DAX overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW        31 -  16 -  2      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  15 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  23 -  0      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  23 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  31 -  2      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  29 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  38 -  1      28  |

Turn 684 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        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PUB O'CONNOR 5702          11   5  0  113 CLAN CROW (456)
PARRY-LUNGE      SULU 5705                  19  11  0  109 TREKKERS (462)
PARRY-STRIKE     CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595     16   7  0  106 STREET WALKERS (97)
TOTAL PARRY      PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669       17   7  0   95 METAL MINCERS (256)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAPTAIN KIRK 5754          12   5  1   82 TREKKERS (462)
SLASHING ATTACK  STEEL SHARPENER 5748       10   7  0   81 METAL MINCERS (256)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIN MCDUECAN 5728          8   6  2   66 CLAN CROW (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROADZILLA 5703             7   2  0   49 STREET WALKERS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CLAYBANK 5699.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUB O'CONNOR 5702.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOWFLAKE 5781, 
DEADMAU5 5779, CAPT. ANTSY PANTS 5595, MILEY VIRUS 5588, JESSIE JAMES 5817, DIVERGENT 
5803, BROADZILLA 5703, WINTERSONG 5783, NERO 5707, and SULU 5705.

The least popular fighter this week was ANSHIN 4861.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, CHISAHARU 5180, BUTTERFACE 5826, LINNAEUS 5784, 
AVOX 5823, MS JACKSON 5738, GRASSFIRE 5715, STEEL SQUEEZER 5808, DOUBLE MCDIPPER 
5767, and CAPTAIN KIRK 5754.