DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2013    Duedate: 10/29/2013

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-721

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOPE'S END
THE GUILD (208)
(29-4031) [12-7-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOPE'S END                     ARUBA
THE GUILD (208)                WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
(29-4031) [12-7-0,109]         (29-5855) [3-1-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RAVAGE                         HIRONOBU
THE TAKEN (173)                BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4444) [14-13-1,79]         (29-5911) [2-2-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GUILD (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (173)             30
2. THE GUILD (208)             24      SHADOWMIST (491)
3. CLAN CROW (456)             22      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         19
5. WORLD BLADES 2 (486)        18      WORLD BLADES 2 (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*THE LEGION (63)            1   0  0  100   1/ 5 THE GUILD (208)           8  2 0
 2- 3 BOHICA (449)             165 109  3 60.2   2/ 1 SHADOWMIST (491)          8  7 1
 3/ 4 SHADOWMIST (491)          38  34  6 52.8   3/ 4 CLAN CROW (456)           5  4 0
 4/ 5 THE TAKEN (173)          647 582 33 52.6   4/ 2 THE TAKEN (173)           5  9 0
 5/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      430 412 23 51.1   5/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 6/ 7 CLAN CROW (456)          210 209 16 50.1   6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 7/ 8 THE GUILD (208)          525 597 22 46.8   7- 7 BOHICA (449)              2  2 0
 8/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     724 887 15 44.9   8/10*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)      2  3 0
 9/10*WORLD BLADES 2 (486)       5   7  0 41.7   9- 8*THE LEGION (63)           1  0 0
10/ 0*THE FOOLS (489)            3   5  1 37.5  10/ 0*THE FOOLS (489)           0  2 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 733): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 735): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 731): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 722): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 723): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 720): HOPE'S END of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 717): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 714): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 706): DIERDRIE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 664): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 596): DROXINE of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 581): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 557): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 513): NAREEN of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 504): RIB IAYE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 621): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 733): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 735): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 731): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 722): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 723): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 720): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 717): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 714): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 706): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 664): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 596): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 581): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 557): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 513): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 504): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 621): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): DEBRA ELSITH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                  (turn 517): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)

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THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!
          THE TURF WARS ARE COMING!

     Gather your alliance-mates and friends.  Prepare your warriors and teams.  Turf
War NINE (TW9) is beginning the mid-Feb 2014 turn right after the winter Face in DM47
North Fork (currently MAMBOLAND).
     Alliances -- 2 to 4 teams
     Cost      -- two Rollup CERTS
     Prizes    -- certs, potions, honor & glory
     Length    -- 10 turns
     Moderators -- same old Oz and Master Darque

Rules, including details, are below.
.....................................................................................
                                 *TURF WAR 9 RULES*

Starting Mid-Feb 2014 (10 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
     1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
     3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
     1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter, those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance.  The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participant's
declaration.  (Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of
Captain confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
     2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
     3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
     1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
     2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and alliance
they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made on the
D2 Forums or Chatzy will not be accepted.
         a.  No scores will be tabulated until two RSI Gift Certificates are
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
         b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in the
North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
         c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams or
aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
         d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not properly
declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by Turn 1.  In
other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the Turf War,
and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn 3.  All
conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification, and Gift
Certificate received.
         e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of the
Turf War.
         f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War and
settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.  (Note:
the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if any, are
required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
Team Points
    a.  Fights made: (includes DA fights)
1 = 0 points
2 = 0 points
3 = 1 point
4 = 3 points
5 = 5 points
     b.  Wins earned;
1 = 1 point
2 = 3 points
3 = 6 points
4 = 10 points
5 = 15 points
     c.  Champion win = 3 additional points 
     d.  Down Challenge = (-5) points each (DM is exempt from DC rule)
     e.  Team with most wins per round earns 4 additional points
         (If ties, points are split 2/2, 1/1/1, 1/1/1/1, no points if 5+ tie)

Alliance Points (Rounds 1 through 5)
     a. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 3 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 6 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 9
     b. Alliance with most wins per that round = 5 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points (if still
tied after that, no points awarded).
Alliance Points (Rounds 6 through 10 as alliance point scoring doubles)
     c. Fights made (DA fights count as a fight made)
All (each) team of the alliance fights 1 to 3 wariors = 6 points
All (each) team fights 4+ warriors = 12 points
All (each) team fights all five warriors = 18
     d. Alliance with most wins per that round = 10 points
Tie breakers, in order, are: least losses, most total recognition points if still
tied after that, no points awarded).

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
It is to the team's/alliance's advantage that you do so.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior or the Dark Arena,
may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
(DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring)

No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death or
death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a team
at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)

Downchallenges:
     1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior with lesser
recognition points.
     2.  No challenge or bloodfeud by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     3.  No challenge of the Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.
     4.  Bloodfeuds against warriors with lesser recognition are deemed
downchallenges.

Tournament Considerations:
     1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
     2.  It is an opportunity to gain skills and preferred challenging within the
Turf War.

Special Considerations:
     1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
     2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
     3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance for
the Turf War VII. The minimum is two (2).
     4.  The Dark Arena may be used at any time without penalty.
     5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the arena
is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by the
gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked to
desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  All prizes, except the
Endu award listed below, and 100% of the Gift Certificates will be awarded to the
Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the competition.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
     1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
     2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters 
     3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
     4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
     5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who fights
in all 10 rounds AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a
living warrior from (DM 47) (Endu award)
     6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI.  The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully noting the following concepts/changes:
1. simpler scoring based primarily on wins and fight participation
2. DA is treated as simply another fight
3. Down-challenging is penalized
4. no emphasis/scoring on kills
5. 10 rounds

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, I certainly wasn't expecting this.  Spin, thanks for the lesson.  I see
lots of worthy challengers out there, but I will do my best to hold the crown.  Good
luck to all.
Hope's End

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  LAPUR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, SHADOWMIST, 
but THE GUILD was just too good to be stopped.  THE GUILD like really fought hard to 
move up to 1st from 5th.  Way to go!  MVP award for PERILOUS QUINN?  CLAN CROW's 
proud of her after beating DREKENMOSS and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  DREKENMOSS got smashed by PERILOUS QUINN, and lost 14 points!  Don't you 
think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think HOPE'S END should let RAVAGE be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of THE TAKEN must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  I don't know what BLACK SAMURAI's been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from THE TAKEN, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  It was kind of sad, seeing old SINISTER FINN stumbling around the arena, 
before PENNILESS LORD finished him off.  Oh well!  BLACK SAMURAI let JAYLA of 
SHADOWMIST kill SUMIRE unpunished.  That's really low.  (Even if SUMIRE was kind of a 
jerk...) Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE'S END 4031              12   7  0   109       THE GUILD (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIN MCDUECAN 5728           16  13  2    83       CLAN CROW (456)
 RAVAGE 4444                  14  13  1    79       THE TAKEN (173)
-AVOX 5823                     9   4  0    78       BOHICA (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZARGAS 4425                   9   3  0    69       THE GUILD (208)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA 4466                  15  10  2    66       THE TAKEN (173)
 PERILOUS QUINN 5869           9   9  0    66       CLAN CROW (456)
-DIVERGENT 5803                7   3  0    63       BOHICA (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERENA 5923                   7   7  0    55       SHADOWMIST (491)
 VAGAN 4082                    8   7  1    54       THE GUILD (208)
 JAYLA 5936                    7   6  4    49       SHADOWMIST (491)
 GRUMBLEBONE 5952              6   4  0    48       THE TAKEN (173)
 DREKENMOSS 5922               9   6  1    44       SHADOWMIST (491)
-INSURGENT 5945                4   0  0    42       BOHICA (449)
 DRAAF 5955                    7   2  0    38       SHADOWMIST (491)
 PREXUS 5950                   5   6  1    36       SHADOWMIST (491)
 ARUBA 5855                    3   1  0    36       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORNING THUNDER 5931          7   8  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BELIZE 5854                   2   1  0    32       WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
 DANCING CAT 5905              4  15  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ZORCH 4465                    4   2  0    27       THE GUILD (208)
 ZOT 4464                      3   3  1    26       THE GUILD (208)
 SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904          3   5  0    26       CLAN CROW (456)
 SANDSTORM 5957                6   3  0    25       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 YEZURA 5953                   4   6  0    25       THE TAKEN (173)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MARE 5972                 5   2  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WINDGLASS 5947                2  10  0    16       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HIRONOBU 5911                 2   2  0    14       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 NEKODA 5958                   1   0  0    13       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 PRECISE FOOL 5886             2   1  1     8       THE FOOLS (489)
-FLYING FOOL 5887              1   1  0     7       THE FOOLS (489)
-WING RIDER 444                1   0  0     7       THE LEGION (63)
-FIASA DERIGA 5986             0   2  0     2       CLAN CROW (456)
 BLOCKING FOOL 5888            0   2  0     2       THE FOOLS (489)
-STANDING FOOL 5890            0   1  0     1       THE FOOLS (489)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NUSUBITO 5949           4  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            720   
SUMIRE 5885             7  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166    JAYLA 5936            717  NOT REVENGED
SINISTER FINN 5862     10  9 1 CLAN CROW 456        PENNILESS LORD        721  NONE
SLUGBUGUG 5990          0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173        BLACK ORC             721  NONE
DA1 5960                0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 2 486   DARK CHAMPION         721  NONE
DA2 5961                0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 2 486   RIVER MONSTER         721  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spin McDuecan -- Oh, my!  Thank you! -- Hope's End

Grumblebone -- Great fight, beers are on me. -- Vagan

Windglass -- That fight seemed a little backwards. -- Zot

Insurgent -- Ouchie! -- Zorch

All -- It's been about ten years since I was last in Lapur.  I have to say, my return
went better than I expected.  I suppose next comes the crash back to reality. --
Guido, mgr. The Guild

Fiasa Deriga -- Think of it as a casual hoof to the head. -- Red Mare

Serena -- When you calmed the winds, I lost all my force.  Darn.  It made me want to
lie down and become a dune. -- Sandstorm

Yezura -- More coffee for me, that was HARD.  I need more alertness, more... SPRING
in my step.  Difficult in the autumn, but I'll work on it. -- Morning Thunder

Belize -- You expected me to go SWIMMING?  Like, in an ocean?  Those are DANGEROUS.
There are SHARKS in oceans. -- Dancing Cat

Prexus -- I hope a carthorse steps on your foot. -- Red Mare

Zot -- For some reason, you made Jorja all nostalgic.  She got to talking about...
I'm not sure what, really.  A Chrysler Building?  I didn't follow it.  But it kept
her from being too pissed at me losing... again, so, okay. -- Windglass

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by RIVER MONSTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SLUGBUGUG was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
PERILOUS QUINN overpowered DREKENMOSS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge duel.
SHAMROCK SHAMUS overpowered WINDGLASS in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
HOPE'S END bested RAVAGE in a popular 4 minute Title duel.
SINISTER FINN was barely slain by PENNILESS LORD in a 3 minute master's match.
SERENA was viciously subdued by ENIGMA in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
ZARGAS vanquished PREXUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MORNING THUNDER was vanquished by VAGAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRUMBLEBONE overpowered SANDSTORM in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
JAYLA defeated ZOT in a 2 minute match.
DRAAF subdued DANCING CAT in a 2 minute competition.
YEZURA was overcome by ARUBA in a exciting 1 minute contest.
RED MARE subdued IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 3 minute brawl.
ZORCH overpowered PRECISE FOOL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BLOCKING FOOL was savagely defeated by HIRONOBU in a 5 minute novice's duel.
NEKODA handily defeated IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  23 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  18 -  5      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  19 -  0      24  |

Turn 721 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOPE'S END 4031            12   7  0  109 THE GUILD (208)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZARGAS 4425                 9   3  0   69 THE GUILD (208)
BASHING ATTACK   ENIGMA 4466                15  10  2   66 THE TAKEN (173)
WALL OF STEEL    VAGAN 4082                  8   7  1   54 THE GUILD (208)
PARRY-STRIKE     GRUMBLEBONE 5952            6   4  0   48 THE TAKEN (173)
TOTAL PARRY      DRAAF 5955                  7   2  0   38 SHADOWMIST (491)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARUBA 5855                  3   1  0   36 WORLD BLADES 2 (486)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RAVAGE 4444.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
HIRONOBU 5911.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVAGE 4444, HOPE'S END 
4031, SINISTER FINN 5862, ENIGMA 4466, JAYLA 5936, ARUBA 5855, SHAMROCK SHAMUS 5904, 
GRUMBLEBONE 5952, PERILOUS QUINN 5869, and SERENA 5923.

The least popular fighter this week was PRECISE FOOL 5886.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YEZURA 5953, SANDSTORM 5957, MORNING THUNDER 5931, PREXUS 5950, 
WINDGLASS 5947, DREKENMOSS 5922, SLUGBUGUG 5990, DA1 5960, DA2 5961, and BLOCKING 
FOOL 5888.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (207-134-9)                4  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
PICARD 1995 (307-172-3)                2  4  0         STAR TREK            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CASIMIR PULASKI 5435 (24-16-0)         3  3  0         BOHICA               
HYDROPONICUS 4605 (37-26-0)            3  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          
CAPTAIN KIRK 5754 (31-14-1)            0  3  0         TREKKERS             
TRINKET 5517 (43-39-1)                 0  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FURTIVE RETURNS 4186 (73-204-1)        0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 5R   

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEADMAU5 5779 (9-3-1)                  2  1  0  DEAD   BOHICA               

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE WHITE RABBIT 5815 (4-2-0)          9  3  0         EVIL EATER BUNNIES   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KIRA NERYS 5893 (3-1-0)                4  3  0         TREKKERS             
DREKENMOSS 5922 (5-3-1)                0  3  0         SHADOWMIST           
JAYLA 5936 (3-3-2)                     0  3  0         SHADOWMIST           
SERENA 5923 (3-4-0)                    0  3  0         SHADOWMIST           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DRAAF 5955 (2-0-0)                     4  3  0         SHADOWMIST           
PREXUS 5950 (2-2-1)                    1  3  0         SHADOWMIST           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INSURGENT 5945 (0-0-0)                 6  3  0         BOHICA               
ASP 5939 (0-0-0)                       1  1  0  DEAD   WILD THINGS          
PAVEL CHEKOV 5938 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         TREKKERS             
HYENA 5943 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0  DEAD   WILD THINGS