DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2005    Duedate: 07/01/2005

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-253

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OIL CAN HARRY
THE CANUCKS (58)
(31-3814) [17-9-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OIL CAN HARRY                  QATAR CLUB HAMMER
THE CANUCKS (58)               AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
(31-3814) [17-9-0,128]         (31-5320) [4-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZARENDARGAR                    NABUCA
OVERLORDS (509)                WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
(31-4888) [18-20-2,99]         (31-5369) [5-7-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE UNHOLY ONES (566)       48
2. SOL INVICTUS (469)          45      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. SAMURAI KIDS II (551)       31      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMBRINGERS (359)     29
5. THE STORM REAVERS (408)     29      THE UNHOLY ONES (566)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   167  85 15 66.3   1/ 1 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  11  4 0
 2/ 0*THE UNHOLY ONES (566)      3   2  0 60.0   2/ 3 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)    10  3 2
 3/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)       121  90 14 57.3   3/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)       10  4 1
 4/ 5 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 309 247 12 55.6   4/ 5*AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  9  6 0
 5/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       244 196 15 55.5   5/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   8  7 0
 6/ 7 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     46  37  5 55.4   6/11 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   7  3 1
 7/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     618 501 25 55.2   7/ 2 NUMBERS GAME (403)        7  6 0
 8- 8 BUSHMASTERS (164)        170 145  9 54.0   8/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      7  8 1
 9/ 9 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  193 172 12 52.9   9/ 8 OVERLORDS (509)           7  8 0
10/11 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)    110 100 11 52.4  10/14 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     6  3 0
11/10 DARQUE FORCES (422)      161 147  9 52.3  11/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  9 0
12/14*AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  19  18  1 51.4  12/ 9 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  5  2 0
13/12 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     232 222 17 51.1  13/18 STORMWATCH (440)          5 10 0
14/13 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  343 337 27 50.4  14/13 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  6 1
15/15 OVERLORDS (509)          367 369 22 49.9  15-15 AVENGERS (146)            4  6 0
16/17 STORMWATCH (440)         172 192 10 47.3  16/12 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    4  6 0
17-18 AVENGERS (146)           129 146 13 46.9  17/ 0*THE UNHOLY ONES (566)     3  2 0
18/19 THE CANUCKS (58)         254 313 24 44.8  18/19 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        3 12 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      274 354 35 43.6  19/ 0 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       2  2 1
20/20 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  108 145 14 42.7  20-16*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)    2  3 1
21/21 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        63 120  2 34.4  21-23 BUSHMASTERS (164)         1  0 0
22-22*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)     5  10  1 33.3  22/22 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  5 0
23-25*LEGION OF STEEL (561)      0   5  0  0.0  23-24*LEGION OF STEEL (561)     0  5 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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                              DUELMASTERS OF CHIMLEVTAL
                                    (turns 4-25)

     Greetings, Chimlevtal.  Once again The Council of Lords presents Chimlevtal
History Facts.  On turn #4 Chimlevtal crowned its first Duelmaster.  I have compiled
a nearly complete list of all the Duelmasters of our great city from turn #4 to the
present.  I am missing some data though.  To complete this list I need the following:
styles for Spectacular Bid, Spike, Snow White, Donald Duck, Wolverine, Nurse Fortune,
Fate and Tool.  I also need the name, team name, record and style of the Duelmasters
on turns #15-#17.  This would complete a pretty interesting historical record of our
Champions.  A special thanks to Huckle Cat who supplied information for turns #4-#14!
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
     And now the Duelmasters of Chimlevtal from turn #4 to turn #25 (11/13/87):

4.  Spectacular Bid   The Equestrians  3-1-1  
5.  Spectacular Bid   The Equestrians  4-1-1
6.  Spike             Diamond Dogs     6-0-1
7.  Sho               Avengers         5-0-1   PR
8.  Oo-Ma-Oo-La       Congo Bongos     8-0     BA
9.  Oo-Ma-Oo-La       Congo Bongos     9-0     BA
10. Oo-Ma-Oo-La       Congo Bongos     10-0    BA
11. Sho               Avengers         8-1-1   PR
12. Sho               Avengers         9-1-1   PR
13. Maiden Daquerie   Voodoo Zoo, Etc  8-2     TP
14. Rude Awakening    Voodoo Zoo, Etc  10-1-3  LU
15.
16.
17.
18. Snow White        Walt's Kids      14-2    
19. Snow White        Walt's Kids      14-3
20. Snow White        Walt's Kids      15-3
21. Donald Duck       Walt's Kids      16-1-2
22. Donald Duck       Walt's Kids      17-1-2
23. Donald Duck       Walt's Kids      18-1-2
24. Donald Duck       Walt's Kids      19-1-2
25. Donald Duck       Walt's Kids      20-1-2

Next turn you'll see how Donald Duck held the throne through turn #28, eight turns in
a row! -- Master Janos Bard/Historian -- The COL

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                                 ON COUNCIL BUSINESS
                                      (PART 10)

     The Assassin sat in the deepest, darkest corner of The Golden Dagger Inn.
Shadows and night were his friends.  Tantoo was his name, but few would admit to
having that knowledge.  There were whispers that he was from Barikala, but since no
one could agree on his appearance, how could one say with any certainty where this
killer hailed from?  He was an enigma, a mystery and to his prey:  a nightmare come
true.  He was a master at his craft and business had brought him to Chimlevtal.
     Swarthed in black, Tantoo's brown eyes radiated intelligence and cunning.  Those
eyes were the last things many had seen.  Those eyes were now observing a trio at a
booth on the far side.  The first he looked at was the legendary Bard, Master Janos.
He had been around Chimlevtal for years.  Information on him was easy to obtain.  He
was skilled in not only the telling of tales, but with the blade.
     The second was a relative new comer to Chimlevtal.  A weather-beaten pirate
known as Darzon.  This Captain had been around for sure.  That cutlass at his side
was magic no doubt.  His ship, SS GOLDEN AXE and crew were magnificent.  Tantoo would
grant him that.  A tough old cuss who would back down from no one.
     The third gave even the Assassin pause.  Raoul the Rude was an imposing figure.
Towering over 6 and half feet tall, this mercenary had Efreeti blood.  Raoul was
ruthless and a Master Swordsman.  He was dressed as the corsairs, wore red dragon
scale armor and carried a magical sword at his hip in plain sight.  The armor alone
was worth a King's ransom.  This one would have to be dealt with in a different
manner.
     The trio had enjoyed a supper of roast duck and drank down several pitchers of
ale.  Their conversation was of politics and matters of import in Chimlevtal.  His
ears picked up most of what they said and they confirmed what he had earlier been
told:  High Lord Bosk was no longer in the city and The Icelord had also departed to
find his friend.  This did not please Tantoo.  They were his primary targets.  His
payment for their termination would allow him to retire.  Since they were not in
Chimlevtal, he would have to act on his secondary contract:  the assassination of
this trio.  So be it.  It was just business.
     As the trio left The Golden Dagger Inn they were met by Lord Protectors Frey,
Shalzar and Ulath Thalesia.  They grinned when they saw the dark look Raoul shot
them.  "We don't need no escorts!" he growled.
     "The Icelord's orders." smiled Ulath. "Besides, we were just in the
neighborhood."
     Raoul was just about to make a rude reply when Master Janos said, "I for one
am glad for your company.  I'll see you rogues later."  With that the bard and Ulath
walked off toward the fortified keep of The Stormguards.
     Darzon chuckled and headed toward the docks with his slow methodical limp.
Shalzar fell into step with him.  Raoul shook his head and slapped Frey on the back.
"So be it."
     The Pirate and Shalzar walked through the cobbled and dark streets with
confidence.  No one challenged The Council of Lords on the streets of Chimlevtal and
lived.  It was just a fact of life in the mighty Free Blades city.  They were
somewhat surprised when two figures leapt from the darkness.  Both were Half-Orcs,
well over six feet tall, each clad in shark-skin armor and black cloaks.  One made a
bashing attack against Shalzar with a huge oak club.  The other wielded a wicked
curved sword which he intended to skewer Darzon with.
     Shalzar's long sword and Darzon's cutlass flashed out of their sheaths with
lightning speed.  Shalzar parried the crude bash and was driven to his knees by the
power of the attack.  Darzon's cutlass deflected the sword attack and he quickly
launched into a slashing counter-strike.  The shark-skin armor repelled his attack
and the two foes stepped back from one another.
     The Half-Orcs were skilled fighters and quickly launched into another assault.
Shalzar side-stepped another clubbing attack.  The cobblestone shattered as he
avoided the blow.  He lunged with his longsword and scored a hit to his opponent's
left knee.  Darzon exchanged a ringing assault with his foe, both going for a quick
kill.  His opponent had more speed and strength than the crusty pirate, but Darzon's
skill was superior.
     Shalzar's senses allowed him to react micro-seconds before his new assailant's
back-attack.  Nevertheless, Tantoo's dagger tore into Shalzar's right shoulder.  The
Lord Protector growled and rolled, but he knew he was badly hurt and the blade had
been poisoned.  He managed to avoid the Half-Orc's club but not the Assassin's dirk.
It tore into his right kidney.  "Go!" he yelled at Darzon as he whirled to deliver a
left elbow into Tantoo's face.  The Half-Orc's club hit him in the back of the head
and the Lord Protector fell to the street.
     Darzon howled a curse and arched a slashing attack at his foe.  His cutlass
whistled taking the left eye from his foe who staggered back in pain.  Darzon whirled
to face the other attackers.  "C'mon cowards!" he thundered.  With a deft movement
the human disappeared into the shadows followed closely by the club-wielding Half-
Orc.  He whirled again and saw that the other attacker was melting into the darkness
and a dozen of his pirates from GOLDEN AXE were sprinting up the street, weapons
drawn.  "To the Captain!" upon their lips.
     Darzon ran to Shalzar and knelt next to his friend.  He looked over the wounds.
There was nothing he could do.  Darzon made the sign of the hammer and of the axe.
He then swore vengeance.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Listen up!!
     I am now your Duelmaster, and will try to keep it that way!  My name is Terrible
Two.  Do not, I repeat, do not let the name fool you.  I'm really not so terrible.
In fact, I've been told by the many people I've beaten that I'm rather good.  Noble
picked me because of my ability to wield a sword better than the average joker on the
street, and I've been able to live up to the hype so far!
     It's nice to be only the second slasher in the last umpteen turns to be
Duelmaster here in our city--not surprisingly the other was from our team also.
We've had a legacy of great slashers here that goes all the way back to Numero Uno
and The 11th Hour, both of whom are Lord Protectors now.  I believe I'm the 7th or
8th DM from our team to represent the arena, though some of the historians could
confirm/deny that rumor--our stable doesn't really keep track of that stuff.  Our
goal is to be the #1 chartered team from this arena.  True--it is a lofty goal given
the fantastic record of the Orcs, but then they only have as many fights as we have
wins so maybe in time they will come back to the pack (or maybe not).
     I'm outta here for now, hope to address you as your returning Duelmaster next
turn!

TT

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly CHIMLEVTAL games.  There were bitter words at NUMBERS 
GAME's guildhouse after a 1-2-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 7th.  
Dark Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week LORDS OF VALHALLA went 4-1-0 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My 
praise to THE STORM REAVERS for their 5-0-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a 
skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  A new guild, THE UNHOLY ONES, entered 
CHIMLEVTAL with a clash this turn, showing off a 3-2-0 record.  Indeed, a worthy 
addition to the city guilds.  TARL CABOT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested NORGEN PELH and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SALEM put down PSYCH MAJOR, 
causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as OIL CAN HARRY boldly challenged TERRIBLE TWO 
in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in honor of 
OIL CAN HARRY, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CHIMLEVTAL.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
CHIMLEVTAL these days is NUMBERS GAME.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of THE STORMGUARDS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  ZARENDARGAR take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in CHIMLEVTAL.  ZARENDARGAR must really be harboring 
a grudge against the DARQUE FORCES guild!  Merciless, 18 challenged down AI points 
this week to duel with he.  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as AI 
was defeated by ZARENDARGAR.  Is this what passes for courage in CHIMLEVTAL?  For 
some warriors honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how 
BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS challenged down 28 points to LOVE POTION #9.  All the 
city knows the duel went in favor of BARTOFELES.  I shall not fail to spread the word 
in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week LOVE POTION #9, at 8-12-0, departed CHIMLEVTAL 
forever.  Cruelly, BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS has slain the lesser ranked LOVE 
POTION #9.  Word already flies around town that NUMBERS GAME plans a bloodfeud!  Some 
say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger 
in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in CHIMLEVTAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OIL CAN HARRY 3814           17   9  0   128       THE CANUCKS (58)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NINJATO 5244                 18   8  3   124       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SPATHA 4996                  20  12  2   109       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DOOM HAMMER 3566             20  30  2   107       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 GREYSCALES 4917              21  16  0   104       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 BARTOFELES 5173              13   8  2   103       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             18  20  2    99       OVERLORDS (509)
 TERRIBLE TWO 5195            11   3  0    98       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025         19  12  0    96       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          18  17  2    93       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-WARGASM 1557                 17  16  1    93       AVENGERS (146)
-EVANDIS ETHUM 2462           19  11  0    92       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 MANI 5102                    12  13  3    92       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149           8   5  1    92       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-SYWINELL 2832                15  12  0    91       BUSHMASTERS (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280          13   3  0    86       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        12  11  1    86       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 HORAGALLES 5212               8   5  1    85       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-TORNADO 1439                 17  21  1    83       AVENGERS (146)
 SALEM 5222                   10   7  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 RAUNI 5035                   15  11  0    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 VENGEANCE 4369               11  11  2    77       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-BIJIN 5238                   11   8  1    76       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       13   6  0    74       OVERLORDS (509)
 PSYCH MAJOR 5018              9   7  2    71       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045            16  21  0    69       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 AI 5347                       8   6  0    69       DARQUE FORCES (422)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         12   8  2    66       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 BAMBOO 5235                   9   6  3    66       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 LES NAYLE 5044               11  26  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLEIGHT 5128               12   9  1    61       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152      15   8  1    60       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ENDOR 5275                    9   7  0    59       DARQUE FORCES (422)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           11  21  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             11  21  0    54       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 RAPTOR 4594                   9  10  0    54       THE CANUCKS (58)
-WHITE NOISE 3048              7   4  2    53       AVENGERS (146)
 IT FELT GOOD 5093            11   7  0    52       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 ANDERS DIEMED 5174            7  10  0    51       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 FALCATA 5405                  4   2  0    51       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 TARL CABOT 5475               3   0  0    50       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 THRALL 5074                   8   5  0    46       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352         3   2  2    43       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 WAS DRUNK 5094               10   8  0    42       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 SHE MADE ME 5421              5   1  0    40       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 QATAR CLUB HAMMER 5320        4   3  0    40       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 ULTHAR ES 5418                4   3  0    40       STORMWATCH (440)
 WULFGAR 5281                  8   8  0    39       STORMWATCH (440)
 VALKYRIE 5351                 8   6  0    38       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 NABUCA 5369                   5   7  0    35       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 PAPER CUT KING 5211           5   4  0    35       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE SLAYER HAMMER 5322        3   5  1    32       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 ICY GRACIE HAMMER 5440        4   2  0    31       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 DUST MITE 5390                4   1  0    31       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 RENEGADE 5400                 3   4  1    30       THE CANUCKS (58)
 ULTHAR XANDO 5407             6   3  0    29       STORMWATCH (440)
-HOSTILIUS 5446                2   1  1    29       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455           4   1  0    26       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 TICHONDRIOUS 5129             5   5  2    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARDO BARD 5276               4   0  0    23       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 STEPHEN 5460                  4   1  0    23       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 BANSHEE 5462                  3   1  1    23       THE CANUCKS (58)
 BISENTO 5476                  3   0  0    23       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
-11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         1   3  1    23       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULTHAR ZAAR 5414              5   2  0    22       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              4   9  1    22       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 GROM HELLSCREAM 5379          3   4  1    22       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 EDOM 5465                     2   2  0    22       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409              5   3  2    20       OVERLORDS (509)
-LOWLY WORM 5383               2   8  0    20       AVENGERS (146)
-VEXAS 5443                    1   2  0    20       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-100 GRAND 5454                3   1  0    19       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411            4   4  2    18       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 HOT TEMPER HAMMER 5321        4   3  0    17       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 SURTUR 5382                   3   8  0    17       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417             3   4  0    17       OVERLORDS (509)
 BRING PAIN HAMMER 5464        2   2  0    16       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 KWEEN 5480                    1   0  0    16       THE UNHOLY ONES (566)
-KATANA 5420                   2   3  0    15       AVENGERS (146)
 ERGG 5381                     3   4  0    13       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-UNENDA 5278                   1   1  0    13       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 AXEL 5482                     1   0  0    13       THE UNHOLY ONES (566)
 WARLORD 5479                  1   0  0    13       THE UNHOLY ONES (566)
 BONE GOLEM 5468               1   3  0    13       STORMWATCH (440)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               1   1  0    12       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 MAD MONKEYMAN 5472            1   1  0     8       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 GERI 5473                     2   1  0     7       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PATRICIAS 5447                1   2  0     7       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 FREKI 5474                    1   2  0     7       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-CASUS 5444                    0   3  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 KHAN 5470                     0   3  0     3       THE CANUCKS (58)
-ROGUE KNIGHT 5422             0   1  0     2       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
 ULTHAR XZORSH 5477            0   2  0     2       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-LADY ECKRAZE 5424             0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
-INVADER 5425                  0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
 FUDO KEN 5501                 0   1  0     1       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
-SAMURAI YVON 5426             0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
-ARMORED SAINT 5423            0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
-PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484         0   1  0     1       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 YZRYX THE YETI 5500           0   1  0     1       OVERLORDS (509)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VETERAN MERCENARY 352  0  1 0   1                   MANI 5102             253 NONE    
FRATSFA SLAVE 342      0  1 0   1                   CALLEIGHT 5128        253 NONE    
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 339  0  1 0   1                   TICHONDRIOUS 5129     253 NONE    
TYR 5412               2  3 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352 250 JUST REV
ULTHAR AESIR 5437      0  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151   249 NOT REVE
GENERAL PURPOSE 5124   6  6 1 MILITARY MAYHEM 89    NINJATO 5244          251         
LOVE POTION #9 5151    8 12 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BARTOFELES 5173       253         
DESPERATE NOBLE 5502   0  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 THE RAGE MAN 359      253 NONE    
DASHHA 5416            1  3 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453 250 REVENGED
UYR DEMONSBANE 5349    6  6 1 THE STORMGUARDS 78    BIJIN 5238            251         
EAGLE 5478             0  1 0 THE UNHOLY ONES 566   THE RAGE MAN 359      253 NONE    
IONE 5481              0  1 0 THE UNHOLY ONES 566   BANSHEE 5462          253         
CALLIDUS 5445          1  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 564  TICHONDRIOUS 5129     250 REVENGED
JUDEAU 5441            2  3 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 HOSTILIUS 5446        252         
GOT HAMMERED 5091      8  6 0 WHY DID I DO IT 540   ZARENDARGAR 4888      249 NOT REVE
BLOND MOMENT 5095     10  6 3 WHY DID I DO IT 540   PSYCH MAJOR 5018      250         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

High Lord Bosk -- I would also be interested in discussing this matter, should the
miscreant attempt to act foolhardy. -- RTR

The Icelord -- Well met, my Liege!  Darzon, Master Janos and I, along with all The
Council Lord Protectors and gladiators have things well in hand.  Quest well, First
Mage. -- RTR

Sensei Jan -- So, you sat out Bijin to avoid a Council BF.  How typical of the Crying
Cartel!  <lol> -- RTR

Fizban -- Can't run a full stable?  How typical of the Crying Cartel!  <lol> -- RTR
(p.s. 20-12-3)

Firehawk -- Run off like a dog?  How typical of the Crying Cartel!  <lol> -- RTR

Edom -- Sorry about that shot to the face.  Not! -- Ulthar Es

The Icelord -- My brother, I am awaiting your arrival on this other plane!  Seek me
out and we shall lay waste to the mongrels here. -- High Lord Bosk

White Noise -- Don't you have trouble keeping it clean?  White shows ever little
speck of dirt. -- Kambard Murh

Horagalles -- (groaning)  I may never stand up straight again. -- Les Nayle

Vengeance --   But what did I DO? -- Norgen Pelh

Love Potion #9 -- (nearly swooning)  You're such a beautiful little thing!  Tickle my
ribs again. -- Mendal Omshil

Hot Temper Hammer -- I've felt that way sometimes, especially in the summer.  But you
need to cool it. -- Kolum Marod

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DESPERATE NOBLE was butchered by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EAGLE was butchered by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SVEIN FORKBEARD demolished MERCURIAL MADMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
OIL CAN HARRY unbelievably bested TERRIBLE TWO in a 1 minute Challenge Title brawl.
ZARENDARGAR overpowered AI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
BARTOFELES butchered LOVE POTION #9 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SPATHA bested HELM HAMMERHAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Challenge match.
DAMHAIN THE SATYR overcame KAMBARD MURH in a 3 minute expert's Challenge melee.
FALCATA vanquished ULTHAR XANDO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ULTHAR ZAAR lost to SHE MADE ME in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
ULTHAR ES overpowered HOT TEMPER HAMMER in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
VALKYRIE subdued RENEGADE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GROM HELLSCREAM bested SURTUR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal Challenge conflict.
MAJOR PAIN was narrowly defeated by BRING PAIN HAMMER in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.
ULTHAR JARVA slimly lost to TEN-TON TESSIE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
DUST MITE overpowered KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
MAD MONKEYMAN was handily defeated by EDOM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
FREKI bested KHAN in a 1 minute novice's Challenge brawl.
NINJATO overpowered MAGOG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RAUNI was outlasted by JARL FORKBEARD in a tiring 11 minute match.
BRILLIANT ORANGE was handily defeated by DOOM HAMMER in a 1 minute competition.
GREYSCALES savagely defeated KIRKEN TUORNIN in a monotonous 19 minute expert's fight.
VENGEANCE viciously subdued ENDOR in a action packed 1 minute bloody duel.
PSYCH MAJOR was defeated by SALEM in a popular 1 minute match.
MANI assassinated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD was overpowered by HORAGALLES in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WAS DRUNK was defeated by ANDERS DIEMED in a action packed 1 minute match.
CALLEIGHT executed FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
IT FELT GOOD overcame QATAR CLUB HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bout.
THRALL viciously subdued PAPER CUT KING in a 3 minute gory bout.
LES NAYLE defeated RAPTOR in a action packed 3 minute duel.
MENDAL OMSHIL was overpowered by BAMBOO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NORGEN PELH was overpowered by TARL CABOT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NABUCA savagely defeated ERGG in a action packed 2 minute brutal bout.
ICY GRACIE HAMMER bested ULTHAR THUUNE in a popular 1 minute duel.
WULFGAR viciously subdued STEPHEN in a exciting 4 minute veteran vs. amateur battle.
ULTHAR URUV was overpowered by ICE SLAYER HAMMER in a 2 minute one-sided match.
TICHONDRIOUS put to death PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute expert vs. novice match.
BONE GOLEM overpowered FUDO KEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GERI outwaited YZRYX THE YETI in a dull 13 minute amateur's match.
BISENTO overpowered ULTHAR XZORSH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BANSHEE slaughtered IONE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
KWEEN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's conflict.
AXEL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven competition.
WARLORD handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         SLASHING ATTACK   54 -  46 -  5      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL     38 -  36 -  2      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-STRIKE      38 -  37 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        37 -  37 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         BASHING ATTACK    38 -  39 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  66 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  57 -  8      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   82 -  91 -  8      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |

Turn 253 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  9                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OIL CAN HARRY 3814         17   9  0  128 THE CANUCKS (58)
STRIKING ATTACK  NINJATO 5244               18   8  3  124 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
TOTAL PARRY      GREYSCALES 4917            21  16  0  104 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     BARTOFELES 5173            13   8  2  103 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
SLASHING ATTACK  TERRIBLE TWO 5195          11   3  0   98 NUMBERS GAME (403)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961      12  11  1   86 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
BASHING ATTACK   HORAGALLES 5212             8   5  1   85 SOL INVICTUS (469)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAUNI 5035                 15  11  0   78 SOL INVICTUS (469)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLEIGHT 5128             12   9  1   61 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZARENDARGAR 4888.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NABUCA 5369.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAPTOR 4594, SHE MADE 
ME 5421, WULFGAR 5281, KAMBARD MURH 5045, ULTHAR ES 5418, RENEGADE 5400, ANDERS 
DIEMED 5174, SPATHA 4996, GROM HELLSCREAM 5379, and ULTHAR JARVA 5417.

The least popular fighter this week was KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GERI 5473, GREYSCALES 4917, YZRYX THE YETI 5500, JARL FORKBEARD 
5280, MAJOR PAIN 5463, BRING PAIN HAMMER 5464, ULTHAR URUV 5409, RAUNI 5035, IONE 
5481, and ULTHAR XZORSH 5477.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

OIL CAN HARRY (31-3814) THE CANUCKS (58)

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

MAGOG (31-5031) DARQUE FORCES (422)