DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2005    Duedate: 11/18/2005

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IT FELT GOOD
WHY DID I DO IT (540)
(31-5093) [16-7-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IT FELT GOOD                   JOHN
WHY DID I DO IT (540)          4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
(31-5093) [16-7-0,116]         (31-4433) [5-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZARENDARGAR                    RAUNI
OVERLORDS (509)                SOL INVICTUS (469)
(31-4888) [21-22-2,106]        (31-5035) [17-14-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORMGUARDS (78)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OVERLORDS (509)             47
2. NUMBERS GAME (403)          34      SOL INVICTUS (469)
3. NECRONOMICON (577)          31      Unchartered Team
4. JUST DESSERTS (569)         31
5. SOL INVICTUS (469)          264-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  16   8  0 66.7   1/ 5 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     10  4 1
 2- 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   171  86 15 66.5   2/ 3 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  10  5 0
 3/ 0*THE ANIMALS (574)          3   2  1 60.0   3/ 1 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  10  5 0
 4- 4*EXTREME CREEPS (573)       3   2  0 60.0   4/ 6 OVERLORDS (509)          10  5 0
 5/ 5 SOL INVICTUS (469)       133  99 16 57.3   5- 2 AVENGERS (146)            8  2 1
 6/ 6 NUMBERS GAME (403)       252 204 16 55.3   6/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)        7  5 1
 7/ 7 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     631 512 26 55.2   7/21*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   5  5 0
 8/ 8 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 313 258 12 54.8   8/22*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  4  0 0
 9/ 9 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     53  45  5 54.1   9-12 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    4  1 0
10/11 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  209 181 12 53.6  10/13*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      4  4 1
11/12 DARQUE FORCES (422)      171 159 10 51.8  11/ 8 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     4  5 0
12-13*STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)  15  14  3 51.7  12/25 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  4  6 0
13-14 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     236 226 17 51.1  13/16 STORMWATCH (440)          4 10 0
14/15 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  357 348 27 50.6  14/ 0*THE ANIMALS (574)         3  2 1
15/16 OVERLORDS (509)          382 379 22 50.2  15-19*STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)  3  2 0
16/ 3*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)    5   5  0 50.0  16-18*EXTREME CREEPS (573)      3  2 0
17-17 AVENGERS (146)           143 152 14 48.5  17- 9 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       3  5 0
18/18 STORMWATCH (440)         178 210 10 45.9  18-15 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   3  7 1

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19 THE CANUCKS (58)         260 327 25 44.3  19/11*VEGGIE PACK (369)         3  8 0
20-20 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      279 361 35 43.6  20/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (422)       3 10 0
21-22 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  114 159 15 41.8  21/ 0*NECRONOMICON (577)        2  3 1
22/23 JUST DESSERTS (569)       22  31  1 41.5  22-23 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  4 0
23/ 0*NECRONOMICON (577)         2   3  1 40.0  23/14 NUMBERS GAME (403)        2  7 0
24-24*BLITZKRIEG (465)           2   3  0 40.0  24-10 THE CANUCKS (58)          2  8 0
25-25*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)     6  13  1 31.6  25/24 JUST DESSERTS (569)       2  8 0
26/26*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)       5  12  1 29.4  26-26*BLITZKRIEG (465)          1  0 0
27/27*VEGGIE PACK (369)         11  30  2 26.8  27-27*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)    1  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

                              DUELMASTERS OF CHIMLEVTAL
                                   (turns 125-150)

     Once again, I stand and salute mighty and glorious Chimlevtal!  The Council of
Lords is proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts.  The Duelmasters of Chimlevtal
from turn #125 (8/12/95) to turn #150 (7/12/97) were:

125. Trevelyan       True Brits         10-4      SL
126. Taz             Dagarath Guards    16-2      WOS
127. Taz             Dagarath Guards    17-2      WOS
128. Montagu         True Brits         16-11     WOS
129. Montagu         True Brits         17-11     WOS
130. Andronicus      Caesar's Pool Hall 11-9-1    PS
131. Cayenne Pepper  The Spice Pack     11-5-2    ST
132. Octavius        Caesar's Pool Hall 14-9-1    BA
133. Octavius        Caesar's Pool Hall 15-9-1    BA
134. Chives          The Spice Pack      9-2      PR
135. Sir Animal      Black Plague       18-9-1    LU
136. Sir Animal      Black Plague       19-9-1    LU
137. VSP!            The Stormbringers  12-3      TP
138. Firefly         The Nighthawks     17-12-1   PL
139. Septor          The Stormguards    14-10     LU
140. Elvish Parsley  The Spice Pack     19-10-3   LU
141. The Highlander  The Stormbringers  13-7-1    SL
142. The Highlander  The Stormbringers  14-7-1    SL
143. The Highlander  The Stormbringers  15-7-1    SL
144. Cow Umbrella    The Devastators    13-2      TP
145. Strahd          The Stormbringers  12-6      PR
146. Strahd          The Stormbringers  13-6      PR
147. Ranq Barfattack The Devastators    15-7      SL
148. Ranq Barfattack The Devastators    16-7      SL
149. Love Sacrifice  Mongol Horde       15-9-3    BA
150. Ulath Thalesia  The Stormguards    20-9-1    ST

I make the sign of The Hammer and of The Axe in honor of Chimlevtal! - Master Janos,
Bard/Historian - The COL

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Chimlevtal:

     "I still think it was ill-advised," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.  "What if--"
     "A pox on your objections!"  Lord Kinnishan hissed annoyance through clenched
teeth and slammed his hands down on his desk.  "I have to do the best for both
cities, and I have already CHOSEN my course, dammit.  The Icelord is competent and
honest, and he has no interests of his own in Carestos except rescuing his friend.
He is the closest thing to a neutral observer I can send there."
     "I could have gone--"
     "You're known there, as here.  No one plotting rebellion would speak freely in
your hearing, man!
     "But The Icelord doesn't have the background, doesn't know what the issues are!"
     Kinnishan looked at his adviser sternly.  "Shau'nin, your insistence on going to
Carestos yourself makes me wonder whether you are not, in fact, more concerned with
attending the Great Festival of Sheorith than with neutralizing the disaffection of
the Eastern Houses."
     It appeared for a moment as though the Adantri would burst into flames on the
spot.  Then the old man let out his breath in a sigh.  "No, and you need not make
jokes about it."  He shrugged.  "I have always preferred to handle the most important
issues in person, as you know.  Can you be surprised that I want to handle this one?"
     "Not surprised, old friend," Kinnishan said.  "But you have got to delegate--
which is what YOU so often tell ME, if you will recall.  And settling matters in
Carestos will count for little if we don't settle them here as well."
     "True."  Shau'nin finally stopped pacing and dropped into the seat across from
his ruler.  "There is good reason to believe that Nishtar has formed as many and as
damaging alliances here in Alastari as he has on the Other Side.  Certain of the
Bandit Princes of Zukal have been," he pursed his lips, searching for the exact word,
"tempted and influenced by Nishtar's offers.  They--"
     "Zukal!"  In a man less mindful of the dignity of his office, that tone would
have been accompanied by a spit.  "The Princes are disunited, and individually too
weak to matter...unless you have information I don't?"
     "Well, of course I do!  That's what you pay me for."  Shau'nin picked up one of
the map scrolls from the side table and unrolled it on the desk between them.  His
finger stabbed at the area of the Urt Delta, east of Zukal, north of Chimlevtal.
Parts of it were filled in with detail, other parts were blank.  He tapped the
eastern-most blank area, nearest to the inaccessible island of Barikala.  "There is
something being assembled here.  Zukal is involved, parts of Zukal, anyway.  I think
there is a Karnhorn participation, though I can't prove it.  Nishtar's agents have
moved into and out of this area many times lately.  And somehow Barikala may also be
involved."
     "Four different power groups?"  Kinnishan's eyebrows rose.  "Are you suggesting
conspiracy, or getting carried away, Shau'nin?  Granting that Barikala is an unknown
at this time, the other three groups are hostile to each other.  What could induce
them to work together?"
     "The chance to make an end to Chimlevtal."
     "Well, I grant you that the three known groups would be glad enough to see
Chimlevtal's strength broken, but I still don't see by whom, or how, they can be made
to work together.  Nishtar is probably the single most powerful member of your
suggested group, and he would not--"
     "Would not trust an ally even if he needed one," Shau'nin finished.  "Nor would
he share his information and authority even briefly."  He shrugged.  "It's a mystery.
There may be some greater power involved.  Not AS such, but someone who can
manipulate others as a professional gambler manipulates the cards and the other
players in his game."
     "Who?"
     "If I knew who, it wouldn't be a mystery."

Possibly near Carestos:

     "I must have been temporarily insane to agree to this," Bosk muttered.  He
glared at the goblin ahead of him, as much of her as he could see in this wormhole of
a tunnel.  She did have a well-shaped ass.  But still, she was a GOBLIN.  How could
he follow a goblin?  He must have been insane.  But at least not crazy enough to
swear any oaths to her, beyond the basic reciprocal agreement not to attack each
other.
     She wiggled her nice ass a couple of times and slid out into a larger tunnel.
"What were you muttering about?" she demanded.  "More complaints?"
     "Not really."  He eyed the tempting curve of her hip, and his hand twitched.
     "Don't even THINK it," she said.
     "It might be fun...."
     "Gods, are ALL gnomes like that?  Food, fighting, and, er, amorous encounters.
I hoped you might be different."
     "'All gnomes?'" he snarled.  "What are you, some kind of narrow-minded
stereotyper?  That'd be just LIKE a goblin, that would!"
     She scowled at him.  "Why shouldn't I be 'just like a goblin'?  I AM a goblin,
and you're not doing me any favors by being here, buster.  I'm the one who got YOU
out of that cell, remember, not the other way around, and if my friends were to see
me hanging around with a GNOME--!"  She pointed along the tunnel in one direction.
"The surface is that way.  Eventually.  Go."  She turned the other way.

Arvat:

     It had been heavily overcast all day, and a scan of the cloud cover showed no
gap forming now.  Not a problem for a golem, but it might curtail the activities it
had come to observe.  Or not, since the conspirators would be likely to favor the
shadows.  Those engaged in nefarious deeds did.  Had it been constructed to do so,
the Obsidian Golem would have smiled at that thought.  Shadows were no problem.  It
moved through them as easily as through bright-lit rooms.
     Why Arenamistress Sugar desired it to follow the Cult Member into the delta was
unknown, but doubtless it would become clear in time.  It called up the image of the
arenamistress as she had looked upon being rescued from the lake and contemplated it.
Perhaps it was just as well that it had not been imbued with human emotions.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CHIMLEVTAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team LORDS OF VALHALLA 
was unseated this week as THE STORMGUARDS moved up from 5th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  The proverbial rising comet can only hope to 
compare with CHAMPIONS OF RUNE's team record!  A 2-3-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 
7th place ranking.  I have begun to suspect trickery on the part of 4-LETTER FRUIT 
BATS.  How else weeks like this one's 2-0-0?  How else the sudden move to 8th team?  
The proverbial rising comet can only hope to compare with WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U!'s team 
record!  A 2-2-0 week and now a firm grasp on a 12th place ranking.  DARQUE FORCES 
bore the brunt of major assault on their standings this week as they dropped to 20th 
position as the result of going 0-4-0!  Did only my eyes note the 5-0-0 record which 
OVERLORDS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw 
challengers!  I could not but notice the fine record for THE ANIMALS (3-2-1) after 
their first round of combat.  May the gods of war favor you in CHIMLEVTAL!  The city 
turned out in welcome to meet the banners of a new guild, NECRONOMICON, as they 
entered the city this week. May victory find you!  RAUNI caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested SALEM and was awarded 29 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RAUNI put down SALEM, 
causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as MANI boldly challenged IT FELT GOOD in order 
to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  Although MANI made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious IT FELT GOOD.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CHIMLEVTAL.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  NUMBERS GAME is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of THE 
STORMBRINGERS last week.  Busy avoiding NUMBERS GAME?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  DRUNK JENGA take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in CHIMLEVTAL.  ZARENDARGAR must really be harboring a grudge against the 
DARQUE FORCES guild!  Merciless, 17 challenged down AI points this week to duel with 
he.  The weight of the challenge fell hard upon AI and predictably he lost to 
ZARENDARGAR.  This is how to arouse the anger of an entire guild!  For some warriors 
honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how ULTHAR XANDO of 
STORMWATCH challenged down 23 points to FANTASTIC FLAN.  All the city knows the duel 
went in favor of ULTHAR XANDO.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities 
of this "mighty" victory.  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold 
of his heart.  True, ULL STORMHELM?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of MYTHIC 
MACAROON?  Few would not have guessed the outcome of the bout as MYTHIC MACAROON was 
subdued by ULL STORMHELM.  Is this what passes for courage in CHIMLEVTAL?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  
     The girls are as pretty in CHIMLEVTAL as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IT FELT GOOD 5093            16   7  0   116       WHY DID I DO IT (540)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             21  22  2   106       OVERLORDS (509)
-WARGASM 1557                 20  17  1   104       AVENGERS (146)
 BARTOFELES 5173              15  10  2   104       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849          20  18  2   103       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 RAUNI 5035                   17  14  0   101       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        13  11  1    94       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-PSYCH MAJOR 5018             11   8  2    94       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 MANI 5102                    14  16  4    92       SOL INVICTUS (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149           9   6  1    90       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       16   8  0    85       OVERLORDS (509)
 FALCATA 5405                  8   3  1    85       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280          16   5  1    82       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SALEM 5222                   12  10  0    78       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-HORAGALLES 5212               8   6  1    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-SNOWFLAKE ANGEL 3438          7   1  2    78       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         14  11  2    76       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 AI 5347                      10   9  0    75       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 ENDOR 5275                   11  10  1    74       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 WAS DRUNK 5094               12  11  0    70       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
-VENGEANCE 4369               11  15  2    69       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THRALL 5074                  11   6  0    65       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352         4   2  2    62       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-CALLEIGHT 5128               13  11  1    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
-ANDERS DIEMED 5174            8  12  0    57       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAPTOR 4594                  10  13  1    56       THE CANUCKS (58)
 JOHN 4433                     5   1  0    55       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 NABUCA 5369                   7  10  0    52       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 EDOM 5465                     6   3  0    50       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 VALKYRIE 5351                12   7  0    49       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             10   3  2    48       OVERLORDS (509)
 FRED 4434                     6   1  0    47       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 WULFGAR 5281                 10  11  0    41       STORMWATCH (440)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POSEIDONIS 5540               3   0  1    41       AVENGERS (146)
-DUST MITE 5390                5   1  0    39       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         3   4  1    39       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 STEPHEN 5460                  7   3  0    37       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411            7   6  2    36       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           5   5  0    36       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-LOWLY WORM 5383               5   9  0    35       AVENGERS (146)
-KATANA 5420                   5   4  0    35       AVENGERS (146)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417             6   6  0    34       OVERLORDS (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455           6   3  1    33       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULTHAR XANDO 5407             8   6  0    31       STORMWATCH (440)
 SHE MADE ME 5421              5   6  0    30       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 GERI 5473                     6   2  0    29       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-TICHONDRIOUS 5129             5   9  2    28       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 ULTHAR ES 5418                5   7  0    28       STORMWATCH (440)
 TARL CABOT 5475               4   4  0    27       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-KRYSTAL ICEBLADE 3442         3   3  0    27       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559            3   0  0    27       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-BANSHEE 5462                  5   3  1    26       THE CANUCKS (58)
 ULTHAR XZORSH 5477            3   4  0    26       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-GROM HELLSCREAM 5379          4   7  1    24       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-PROFESSOR PHREEZE 3441        3   3  1    24       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 100 GRAND 5454                4   3  0    23       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-HOSTILIUS 5446                2   2  1    21       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-MAD MONKEYMAN 5472            2   1  0    21       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 DOOM PRIEST 5566              1   1  0    20       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-DAVE BOWMAN 4190              1   1  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (465)
-TOMATO-PURE-A 5458            2   3  0    19       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 YZRYX THE YETI 5500           1   5  0    19       OVERLORDS (509)
-RENEGADE 5400                 3   8  1    18       THE CANUCKS (58)
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553           2   0  0    18       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 GIGAM XUL 5592                1   0  0    17       NECRONOMICON (577)
-SUM-R SQUASH 3148             3   5  0    16       VEGGIE PACK (369)
-VIP SECTION 5531              2   0  1    16       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-MAJOR PAIN 5463               2   2  0    16       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             1   0  0    15       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-STEEL DRAGON 5541             3   0  0    13       THE CANUCKS (58)
-MISS BLIZZ 3440               2   2  0    13       STORMLORD BASTARDS (394)
 STEEL DRAGON 5564             2   0  0    13       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           1   1  0    13       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-IVAN THE TERRIBLE 5568        1   0  0    13       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 SADISTIC SMORE 5599           1   0  0    13       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-ANNE 4432                     2   2  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-RICHARD 4435                  1   3  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 BEAR 5577                     1   0  1    11       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MULLA XUL 5594                1   0  1    11       NECRONOMICON (577)
 ROUTE 66 5567                 1   0  0    10       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-GENGHIS KHAN 5569             1   0  0     9       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
-DISCOVERY 4194                1   0  0     9       BLITZKRIEG (465)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         2   1  0     8       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-BOTRYTIS CINEREA 5560         1   1  0     8       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 BADGER 5576                   1   0  0     8       THE ANIMALS (574)
 BOSORN 5539                   1   3  0     6       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-PATRICIAS 5447                1   3  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 ULTHAR AESIR 5558             1   2  0     6       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-REINE MARGOT 5571             1   0  0     6       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
-VEXAS 5443                    1   3  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 MORTETE 5537                  1   0  0     6       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-SPUD-A-RONI 5466              1   3  0     6       VEGGIE PACK (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484         1   1  0     6       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 FANTASTIC FLAN 5526           1   2  0     5       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 MYTHIC MACAROON 5525          1   2  0     5       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557           1   2  0     5       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 LADY SORROW 5565              1   1  0     4       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-FLASHMAN 5561                 1   1  0     4       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 UNHOLY TEMPTRESS 5563         1   1  0     4       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 HAWK 5580                     1   0  0     4       THE ANIMALS (574)
-TERROR 5542                   0   3  0     3       THE CANUCKS (58)
-CASUS 5444                    0   3  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 DRUNK JENGA 5554              0   2  0     2       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550         0   2  0     2       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 UTUK XUL 5591                 0   1  0     1       NECRONOMICON (577)
-HENRY THE BLACK 5572          0   1  0     1       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 WOLFEN 5579                   0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)
 EAGLE 5578                    0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MASKIM XUL 5595               0   1  0     1       NECRONOMICON (577)
-KARAOKE HERO 5552             0   1  0     1       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-JACK THE RIPPER 5570          0   1  0     1       EXTREME CREEPS (573)
 SYNYSTR 5596                  0   1  0     1       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)

'-' 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                   JARL FORKBEARD 5280   258 NONE    
TORNADO 1439          19 23 1 AVENGERS 146          MANI 5102             257         
WHITE NOISE 3048       7  5 2 AVENGERS 146          ENDOR 5275            254 REVENGED
CHAOSRUNE 5562         0  1 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 VIP SECTION 5531      257         
FREKI 5474             1  4 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455   255 JUST REV
GIDAM XUL 5593         0  1 0 NECRONOMICON 577      BEAR 5577             258         
Q-TIP 5598             0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      STONE GOLEM 361       258 NONE    
FUDO KEN 5501          0  2 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 551   WATER SPLASH 4911     254 NOT REVE
HACKSAW JIM 5601       0  1 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      ARENAMASTER LEVTA 358 258 NONE    
ZARLIFF THE LICH 5603  0  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 MULLA XUL 5594        258         
ULTHAR BARSOOM 5509    1  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151   255 REVENGED
FAOLAN AP GRYFFY 5152 16  9 1 THE STORMGUARDS 78    FALCATA 5405          255 REVENGED
ULTHAR ZAAR 5414       6  3 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    RAPTOR 4594           255 REVENGED
SISSY 5604             0  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        SHEWISH GIANT 356     258 NONE    
ULTHAR YVARRG 5535     1  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        POSEIDONIS 5540       256         
FREKI 3 5602           0  1 0 VEGGIE PACK 369       ARENAMASTER LEVTA 358 258 NONE    
RICKERT 5538           0  4 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 STONE GOLEM 361       258 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Champions of Rune -- Welcome to glorious Chimlevtal!  I run three teams in our fine
city, Just Desserts, All Night Long, and Numbers Game.  I see one of your was unlucky
enough to be killed by one of mine, VIP Section.  I wanted you to know that he will
be sitting out this turn so that he may fight in the upcoming tourney as an
apprentice, but you should have at least a few turns to bloodfeud after that should
you so choose.  Good fortune to you on the sands! -- Destitute Noble

Bartofeles -- I went to join my other comrades in arena 100.  Come look for me in
there and you are sure to find me, plus a loss every turn.  How you even have the
audacity to address me is beyond comprehension.... -- Terrible Two

COL -- Last turn between the lot of you, you called me a sissy, a bully, a hypocrite
(X2), and pathetic, not necessarily in that order.  Pathetic may have been true last
turn as I went 1-4 against your lowly excuses for warriors--though that was with none
of my challenges going through (I see I was most avoided this turn).  I trust I'll do
better this upcoming turn. -- Destitute Noble
P.S.  A sissy?  I wasn't the one who winked and flexed his biceps to gain attention,
that was one of your own--I think you need to look at the "men" in the mirror first
before using that term....

Council of Lords -- Thank you for your welcome.  Excuse my late reply for as you can
see, I, Blackstorm have removed my sorry Legion of Steel and placed my Champions of
Rune for the competition appears fierce here in 31. -- Blackstorm

All -- Greetings to one and all.  This sure seems to be one serious arena.  We are
glad to have come.  Also let it be known that we belong to no faction, group or
alliance, but could maybe be interested....  We just like to fight. -- Blackstorm and
Champions of Rune

Vip Section -- We shall try to get that back.  Meet me. -- Unholy Temptress

Steel Dragon -- It seems we have a little problem.  When I was brought here we didn't
know you were here.  I think a challenge is in order, just for fun. -- Steel Dragon
(COR)

Karaoke Hero -- Less sing and more swing should help. -- Steel Dragon 

Steel Dragon (Conucks) -- Man this is getting confusing.  I think my prayer was not
answered this time.  I got a little over-zealous. -- Doom Priest

Jack the Ripper -- You definitely ripped something, but it wasn't me, little man. --
Lady Sorrow

Casual Observer -- Be silent, weakling. -- RTR

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RICKERT was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SISSY was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FREKI 3 was easily killed by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HACKSAW JIM was butchered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
Q-TIP was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
HELM HAMMERHAND devastated TEN-TON TESSIE in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
11TH COMMANDMENT beat TARL CABOT in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ZARENDARGAR handily defeated AI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
MANI was vanquished by IT FELT GOOD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
SVEIN FORKBEARD vanquished EDOM in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JOHN viciously subdued VALKYRIE in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
ULTHAR XANDO overpowered FANTASTIC FLAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ULTHAR ES defeated SNORTY MCSNORT in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur Challenge match.
GERI was outwaited by FRED in a 8 minute Challenge battle.
100 GRAND was subdued by ULTHAR JARVA in a popular 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ULL STORMHELM handily defeated MYTHIC MACAROON in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR STORMHELM won victory over DRUNK JENGA in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
BARTOFELES won victory over ENDOR in a 1 minute veteran's fray.
SALEM was devastated by RAUNI in a popular 4 minute brutal mismatched brawl.
JARL FORKBEARD savagely slew VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute brutal bout.
DAMHAIN THE SATYR overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 5 minute mismatched fight.
FALCATA savagely defeated WAS DRUNK in a action packed 1 minute brutal fight.
WULFGAR was luckily beaten by ULTHAR URUV in a 3 minute gruesome fray.
NABUCA handily defeated SHE MADE ME in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ULTHAR THUUNE was subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute fight.
STEPHEN outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiring 13 minute fight.
YZRYX THE YETI demolished LADY SORROW in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ULTHAR XZORSH vanquished UNHOLY TEMPTRESS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BOSORN was unbelievably bested by SADISTIC SMORE in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL was defeated by STEEL DRAGON in a 6 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
CINNIMON ROLLE overpowered MASKIM XUL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ULTHAR THYDRIM was overpowered by DOOM PRIEST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ULTHAR AESIR was luckily beaten by GIGAM XUL in a 2 minute brutal beginner's bout.
EAGLE was viciously subdued by MORTETE in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
WOLFEN was demolished by ROUTE 66 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HAWK beat UTUK XUL in a 4 minute novice's fray.
GIDAM XUL was murdered by BEAR in a 2 minute brutal mismatched match.
MULLA XUL slaughtered ZARLIFF THE LICH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SYNYSTR was viciously subdued by BADGER in a exciting 9 minute bloody amateur's bout.
URN4A TREAT! vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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         TOTAL PARRY       73 -  45 -  3      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         WALL OF STEEL     36 -  30 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  64 - 10      49  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        35 -  39 -  2      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  39 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   83 - 108 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  51 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  38 -  2      43  |

Turn 258 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    8 - 11         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   IT FELT GOOD 5093          16   7  0  116 WHY DID I DO IT (540)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARTOFELES 5173            15  10  2  104 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAUNI 5035                 17  14  0  101 SOL INVICTUS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197     16   8  0   85 OVERLORDS (509)
STRIKING ATTACK  FALCATA 5405                8   3  1   85 SOL INVICTUS (469)
WALL OF STEEL    SALEM 5222                 12  10  0   78 DARQUE FORCES (422)
BASHING ATTACK   AI 5347                    10   9  0   75 DARQUE FORCES (422)
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 RAUNI 5035.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNORTY MCSNORT 5555, 
BOSORN 5539, BADGER 5576, JOHN 4433, FRED 4434, WULFGAR 5281, UTUK XUL 5591, RICKERT 
5538, FALCATA 5405, and ULTHAR AESIR 5558.

The least popular fighter this week was STEPHEN 5460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SYNYSTR 5596, GERI 5473, HAWK 5580, CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550, ZARLIFF THE 
LICH 5603, WOLFEN 5579, EAGLE 5578, ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557, MASKIM XUL 5595, and UNHOLY 
TEMPTRESS 5563.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZARENDARGAR (31-4888) OVERLORDS (509)

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

HELM HAMMERHAND (31-5025) LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes