DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2006    Duedate: 03/10/2006

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-262

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NINJATO
SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
(31-5244) [19-9-3,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NINJATO                        VIP SECTION
SAMURAI KIDS II (551)          ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
(31-5244) [19-9-3,110]         (31-5531) [4-2-2,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COMMANDER SPUD                 ULTHAR ES
MILITARY MAYHEM (89)           STORMWATCH (440)
(31-5149) [9-7-1,74]           (31-5418) [7-9-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHERMANS STABLE (578)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAMURAI KIDS II (551)       64
2. ALL NIGHT LONG (570)        47      SOL INVICTUS (469)
3. MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)          46      Unchartered Team
4. SHERMANS STABLE (578)       44
5. STORMWATCH (440)            36      THE ANIMALS (574)

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)   175  87 15 66.8   1/ 6 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     9  3 0
 2- 2*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  17   9  1 65.4   2/ 3 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 0
 3- 3 THE EQUESTRIANS (2)       19  11  3 63.3   3/ 2*THE ANIMALS (574)         8  7 0
 4- 5 MORE DESTROYERS (567)     71  52  7 57.7   4/ 8 OVERLORDS (509)           7  8 2
 5/ 4*THE ANIMALS (574)         14  11  1 56.0   5/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (422)       7  8 0
 6/ 6 SOL INVICTUS (469)       138 111 16 55.4   6/ 5 STORMWATCH (440)          7  8 0
 7/14 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     31  25  1 55.4   7/14*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      6  4 3
 8/ 7 NUMBERS GAME (403)       260 210 17 55.3   8/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)        6  5 0
 9/ 8 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     643 520 26 55.3   9/ 9*NECRONOMICON (577)        6  8 0
10/10*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   11   9  1 55.0  10/ 0 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)     5  0 0
11/ 9 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 318 263 12 54.7  11/ 7 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   5 10 1
12/ 0 BUSHMASTERS (164)        170 146  9 53.8  12-11 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    4  1 0
13/ 0 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)    116 103 11 53.0  13/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        4  1 0
14/ 0 ENERGEIA (277)           226 202 24 52.8  14/12 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  4  3 0
15/11 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     58  52  5 52.7  15/13 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     4  5 0
16/12 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  216 194 12 52.7  16/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   4 11 0
17/13 DARQUE FORCES (422)      182 168 10 52.0  17/18*CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)   3  2 1
18/ 0 LOONY TOONS (206)        185 177 15 51.1  18-15 JUST DESSERTS (569)       3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     237 229 17 50.9  19/16 SOL INVICTUS (469)        3  9 0
20/15 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  363 362 28 50.1  20/ 0 LOONY TOONS (206)         2  1 0
21/16 OVERLORDS (509)          391 390 24 50.1  21-19*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  1  1 1
22/18 STORMWATCH (440)         188 220 10 46.1  22/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      1  3 0
23-19 JUST DESSERTS (569)       26  38  1 40.6  23-21 MORE DESTROYERS (567)     0  4 0
24/21*ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      12  20  4 37.5  24/ 0 ENERGEIA (277)            0  1 0
25/20*NECRONOMICON (577)         9  15  1 37.5  25/ 0 BUSHMASTERS (164)         0  1 0
26/ 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        67 121  2 35.6  26-22 THE EQUESTRIANS (2)       0  1 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 225-250)

     Happy New Year, Chimlevtal!  The Council of Lords is proud to present Chimlevtal
History Facts.  The Duelmasters of Chimlevtal, from turn #225 (4/12/03) to turn #250
(3/12/05) were:

225. Dross             Solipsism II        14-10      LU
226. Sarcophagus       Assassin Nation     15-8-1     LU
227. Griffin           Myth                12-6-1     ST
228. Gilgamesh         The Stormbringers   13-8       LU
229. Delwynndwn        The Nighthawks      13-20-3    BA
230. Phoenicia         Darque Forces       11-7-1     LU
231. Gaelin Blacktalon The Nighthawks      14-21-5    LU
232. Gaelin Blacktalon The Nighthawks      15-21-5    LU
233. Sodom             Darque Forces       16-9       LU
234. Maciobelly        Unfit To Be Orcs    20-6-3     BA
235. Sir Pelleas       Willbenders         15-14-1    WOS
236. Hungry Bones      Unfit To Be Orcs    14-7-1     AB
237. Hungry Bones      Unfit To Be Orcs    15-7-1     AB
238. Sywinell          Bushmasters         15-11      PL
239. Inmar             Sol Invictus        15-13      PS
240. Vili              Lords of Valhalla   17-13-1    LU
241. Lucky 7           Numbers Game        15-8       LU
242. Lucky 7           Numbers Game        16-8-1     LU
243. Buster Bunny      Loony Toons         13-21-2    LU
244. General Public    Military Mayhem     13-13      WOS
245. Napulak           Stormwatch          26-9       TP
246. Blond Moment      Why Did I Do It     9-3-3      AB
247. Cherry 2000       Numbers Game        17-8       SL
248. Drokk             Whammo & Thudda 4U! 19-10-2    LU
249. Kirken Tuornin    The Nighthawks      18-16-2    TP
250. Rezos the Thracian Overlords          19-11      PS

     My records of Duelmasters in our great city is nearly complete but there is some
information I am missing!  I need the name, team name, record and style of the
Duelmaster(s) on turns 15, 16 & 17.  I also need the style of Wolverine of Rat Pak,
Nurse Fortune of Medicine Show, Fate of Bene Gesserit and Tool of Rat Pak.  This
would complete a pretty interesting historical record of our champions.  I make the
Sign of The Hammer and of The Axe in honor of Chimlevtal! -- Master Janos Bard/
Historian -- The COL

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                                  ON COUNCIL BUSINESS
                                      (part 14)

     The two half-Orc brothers were now several miles outside of Chimlevtal.  It was
just past sunrise, but the heavy cloud cover showed it was to be a gloomy and cold
day.  They slowed and then paused for a breather.  The brothers were both well over
six feet tall, heavily muscled and sported short lower-jaw tusks.  They wore matching
black cloaks and shark-skin armor.  They were Assassins and they served the
mysterious Tantoo.
     The older, Larzon, rubbed his left knee briefly as he threw back his hood and
exhaled, his breath heavy in the crisp air.  The younger, Landfrey, also pulled his
hood back from his sweat-slicked hair.  He now wore a patch on his left eye.  Both
remembered well their last encounter with The Council of Lords.
     "The road looks clear." growled Larzon.  He took a quick drink from his
waterskin and passed it to his brother who drank and returned it.  "Let us press on.
The Master should be pleased by the information we have gathered."  Landfrey grunted,
nodded and they advanced down the muddy road.
     They rounded a bend, and having gone no farther then a hundred paces, both let
out a short gasp.  Standing in the middle of the road before them, not more than
twenty steps ahead, was the towering Raoul the Rude.  The huge man (who was part
Efreet) smiled at them.  He was dressed as was his norm: red dragon scale armor, red
trousers with white shirt, black boots, red cloak, red dragon tooth necklace and a
red circlet upon his head.  Beside him were two great Neapolitan Mastiffs.  The
mighty dogs stood at attention, eyes locked on the two brothers.
     Raoul snapped his right fingers and one Mastiff ran off to block the half-Orcs
on their left.  Raoul snapped his left fingers and the other dog did the same on the
opposite side.  Larzon muttered a curse and then quickly glanced over his shoulder.
Raoul raised his right fist and boomed a command word in a strange tongue.  A great
flash erupted behind them, as the brothers whirled they felt a great amount of heat
wash over them.  Coughing from the smoke and shielding their eyes from the
brightness, they saw there would be no retreat.  A Fire Elemental blocked the road
behind them.  The summoned creature stood in place when Raoul barked out another word
of command.
     The Assassins spun back toward their foe.  Landfrey drew out a wicked curved
sword.  His one eye remained locked on Raoul.  With his left hand he slapped his
brother on the shoulder and spoke in Orcish.  Larzon nodded and pulled out his great
club.  The took up back to back positions.  Landfrey's right eye and sword faced
Raoul.  Larzon's club was in his right hand, closest to the Elemental but he also
kept his sight on the Council member known as "The Harbinger of Woe."  They waited.
     Raoul the Rude smiled once again and then waved his right index finger back and
forth at the duo.  In a low voice he said, "I have been looking for you."  With that
he drew his broadsword and with a command it roared into a flameblade.  He advanced
directly toward them.
     Larzon's hand came up from this cloak and a hand-held crossbow clicked and
fired.  Raoul twisted and shattered the bolt with a flick of his blade.  Larzon
tossed the crossbow aside, whirled and swung his club with all his might.  Landfrey
skipped to Raoul's right and slashed with his blade, hoping to score a hit to the
leg.
     Raoul, quick as a cat, jumped back several feet and brought up his sword to
block the clubbing attack.  The flaming blade roared as it meet the wood and sliced
it in half.  Larzon, unbalanced, fell forward, going down to one knee.  He was
shocked that his weapon had been destroyed so easily.  Raoul brought his weapon back
to his right, barely deflecting Landfrey's attack.
     The two swords met again a second later.  Landfrey staggered back a step from
the power of Raoul's strike.  As he did so, he was quickly overwhelmed by a flurry of
hammering attacks from the flaming sword.  The sparks stung his eye and as he blinked
and retreated he realized Raoul was to his left side, where he had no vision.  That
was the last thing he realized as the flaming sword decapitated him.
     With a great roar Larzon charged, a poisoned dagger raised in his right hand.
Raoul kept his sword in his right hand and grabbed his attacker's wrist aloft.  He
quickly kneed Larzon in the groin and snapped his wrist.  The half-Orc and dagger
dropped to the ground.
     On his knees Larzon looked up and gasped, "I can tell you where to find him...."
     Raoul spoke a command word and sheathed his sword.  He grabbed his foe's head
and with a quick twist, snapped his neck.  As he pushed his vanquished foe away, he
growled, "I am not known as Raoul the Negotiator."

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                                      The Runes

     The lightning flashed again, casting shadows across the small room.  The shadows
and a man hunched over a worktable were the only things in the room.  Thunder rocked
the skies, and the man looked up and out the window.  He looked down to the training
yard where over a dozen "men" were fighting hard amongst themselves.  It was dark,
wet and cold outside, hardly a time for training, but they were there, and this
wasn't just normal "training."  Three or four died while Blackstorm watched.
     He returned to his worktable and looked at what was on it.  Before he could
focus on what he was doing, a series of knocks resounded on the downstairs gate.  He
waited.  A servant of some sort had opened to the knocking.  Words were exchanged and
the door shut.  Footsteps came up the stairs and stopped at the door.  Blackstorm
shouted, "Hurry it up, or you'll be fed to the lions!"
     The door opened and Jiff the servant slowly started to talk.
     "They were a vicious lot, sir.  They managed to reduce themselves to five."
     Blackstorm grinned.  "Good!  Have them cleaned up , armed and ready for battle."
     Jiff ran off and Blackstorm returned to his table.
     The ebony box that lay there was closed.  Still the power could be felt.  This
strange object was recovered from near one of the Chaos gates, buried in an unmarked
grave, clutched in the hands of a skeleton whose flesh was long rotted.  The skeleton
had been strange though.  It had a weird sigil engraved in its skull.  Blackstorm
grabbed the box, having seen his enough "weird crap" to last three lifetimes and
continued on his walk.
     Since that day he had been uncovering all kinds of uses for his find.  One of
them was to make better fighters.  The box contained 73 "runes."  Each was made of a
strange metal and cast different colors.  He had figured out that by placing one on
the forehead of a "volunteer" it would enhance certain traits.  Combining two had
even more profound results.  Three or more would kill the volunteer.  Since he had
been managing gladiators for more than fifteen years, he decided to make yet another
team to experiment with his new toys.  His method to make his first five would be
considered cruel by most, but he didn't care.  He just made more "specimens" than he
needed and had them work things out for themselves.  It also allowed him to see what
worked well and what didn't.  He took his notebook with him and went downstairs to
his new team.

                                             Champions of Rune

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Carestos:

     The Icelord was silent for several minutes.  Then he nodded once, sharply, as
though punctuating an internal argument.  "My first priority is to discover what has
happened to my sword-brother Bosk, and render aid if he should need it," he said.  He
met Muirona's eyes with a level gaze.
     The elf woman looked back at him uncertainly, almost in disbelief.  "But...he is
just one man, and the good of cities is at stake."
     "Bosk is my sworn brother in arms," The Icelord said.  Had she no concept of
honor?  Or had she never been allowed to consider that all honor had just one simple
root, the trust between friends.  If there was no trust at that level, there was no
honor at all.  What would be the value of his loyalty to Chimlevtal and Kinnishan, or
any promise he might make to her prince, if he would discard his brother?
     She seemed to read that, or something she understood and accepted, in his face,
and now she nodded in turn.  "By your description of the monster that took your
friend, it was a creature of the Kraken dimensions.  If the great lords of that place
were not involved--and why should they be?  It would be too petty for them.  Then the
mage who summoned and controlled the creature must be--"
     "Human or part human, you already said that.  Why?"
     She shrugged.  "It is the way of the worlds.  Each species has an affinity for
one kind of power and to various degrees an antipathy to the others, except humans.
Humans can use them all."  She frowned, biting her lip.  "Let me put it this way.  I
am of the elf blood, so I have an affinity for the powers of illusion.  Illusions are
easy for all elves.  In different degrees with different individuals, of course, but
easy.  However, I could not use a spell to light a torch except with the greatest
effort, and even then I might fail.  It is the reverse with the Halarin people, their
affinity is fire.  But a human with any talent and training could do either.  And the
Kraken powers...could be said to be the human affinity, and all of the rest of us are
antipathetic to them, to point where any such use is bound to mean human
involvement."  She paused again.  "Or part-humans.  And all the goblin-kind, the
mongrels bred where the different realms touch, they can use the dark powers, too,
even those who have no human blood."
     "This is your world," The Icelord said.  "You have some power, and you would
know those in your area with power, at least by repute.  Who would have sent that
monster?"
     "I don't know!"
     "Guess."
     "Were it not that both are elves, either Nishtar or Uthren Dhu.  But even if
they had the power, I do not see the reason for doing this.  As I said, it will not
have been cheap."
     "Let us ignore reasons for the moment and just consider power.  Who else could
have done it?"
     She was silent for several minutes, frowning.  "Several would have the power, I
think, but only two or maybe three would have the...lack of scruples.  To have the
ill judgment to use them NOW when things are disturbed..." her lip curled in disdain,
"only one, and he only if he was well paid for it.  Gratnakhan."  Her sneer deepened,
and disgust came with it.  "He is one of the goblin-folk, and quite unacquainted with
the concepts of morality and restraint.  He wouldn't even need a reason, he might
summon such a monster just because he could."
     "A goblin--"
     "I believe he is currently attached--more or less--to the 'gnome king' as he
calls himself.  Garsh or Gorsh or something like that."
     "A gnome and a goblin are not the same thing," The Icelord said.
     "Not to them, maybe, but to everyone else...they're all goblins.  Mongrels.
Little more than clever, malicious beasts, most of them."
     The elf woman spoke with certainty, but The Icelord wondered how much of that
was personal knowledge and opinion, and how much was the bigotry of the culture she'd
been shaped by.  There might come a time when it would matter.  Better that time
should be now, when there was no battle at hand.  "In the world from which I and my
sword-brother come," he said, "a gnome and a goblin are vastly different, more
different than an elf and a human.  More different than an elf and an ape," he added.
     She stared at him, eyes widening.
     "My sword-brother and my closest friend, Bosk, is a gnome."
     Muirona said nothing for several minutes, her stare wide but unfocused.  Finally
she muttered, "I have heard speculations...other worlds with different people,
different ways, but I never imagined...."  She shook herself.  "That is...a detail
you would do well not to wave in the face of King Arrengilas," she said.  "The Gnome
King Gorsh has made trouble, I am told."
     The Icelord shrugged.  That was a bridge he would cross when he came to it.  If
he came to it.
     "It might be that Gorsh had your...friend snatched as part of an attempt to...
no, he couldn't have known that you would be asked to come to Mara Balor.
Impossible.  But...."  She bit her lip, losing herself in thought again.  "I have
heard rumors of a war amongst the goblins, between Gorsh's 'gnomes' and Brundwin's
'goblins'.  Brundwin...I have heard that she has an understanding of some kind with
King Arrengilas.  And WE are about to go to war with Uthren Dhu and Nishtar.  I
suppose if one of them wanted to deprive Mara Balor of whatever aid the goblins might
give....  Brundwin is said to have the strongest force of goblins in the area.  Gorsh
would have no chance to win.  Unless...you say your friend considers himself a gnome.
If he is a great champion of arms, he might serve as a rallying figure for Gorsh's
army?"
     "A very great champion," The Icelord agreed.
     "Then, if he has fallen into Gorsh's hands, we must get him out."  She managed a
smile.  "To protect our allies!  Which is what I will say if anyone asks."  She
signaled to a waiter, who came, listened, hurried away, and returned with a heavy,
shallow glass, a pitcher of water, and small bottles.  "I will attempt a Seeing," she
said, filling the bowl with water and adding careful amounts from the bottles.  "If
the spell finds your friend, you will know it is a true Seeing, not an illusion,
because I have no idea what your friend looks like."
     She blew softly across the surface of the bowl.  Color swirled, iridescent,
became a mirror-like sheen, and then vanished.  The surface of the water was a window
opening onto a stony cleft lit only by flames.  Bosk was there, beard and mustache
bristling, mouth open in what must be a war cry, though no sound came through the
magical window.  He brandished his sword--

     Bosk roared his war cry again as he landed, light and sure, in the path of the
monster.  His sword was a bar of sunlight, hot and golden.  The monster shied back
from it, roaring its own defiance even then.  It was huge, and its body smoked, and
anything it touched burst into flames.  What it was, Bosk didn't know.  His eyes
rejected alien details.  His mind chose to label it a 'fire-troll', which was close
enough.  He didn't want to make friends with the thing, after all, just to kill it.
     Which could be tricky.  He darted forward and struck, a light blow--for him,
anyway--to test its defenses.  His blade skittered as though he'd struck a stone, and
a shower of sparks followed in its wake.  Very trollish.
     Ah, but he was a match for THAT!  He danced to the side, drawing the troll's
attention after him.  It stumbled on the fallen stones, roared annoyance, kicked them
out of the way, and re-oriented on the irritating, bright-shining little creature
that dared--DARED!--to challenge it.  As the rocks shifted, Bosk saw that the figure
under them, and it was Molly as he'd guessed, was mostly uncovered.  She immediately
began to struggle with the other stones, dragging herself out of the heap.  Good!
     Her movement distracted the troll, and Bosk saw an opening.  A perfect lunge,
with all his weight and speed behind the point.  The blade drove into the troll's leg
across the front of the frog-like knee, where there should be tendons.  Ah, and there
were tendons.  The roar became a shriek.  Bosk threw himself to the side, barely
ahead of the falling colossus.  The heat radiating from that stony body was intense,
deadly.  He rolled and came back to his feet.  Sweat rolled off him, and the
overheated air seared his lungs.
     But the troll was down!
     Now to make sure it didn't get up again.  He could see Molly on the other side
of it, grappling with a rock as big as her head, obviously intent on hitting the
troll with it.  Good, but not enough.  He circled.  Some kind of liquid was pouring
out of the mangled joint on its leg, so it had blood of a kind.  If it lost enough of
that...hard to keep going without blood, even for a monster.  Maybe an artery in the
neck?  But the nearer arm was beginning to scrabble purposefully.  Can't have that
grabbing at people.  The gnome gauged the range of the limb, waited till it was
extended as far as it would go, and then moved forward and slammed his blade down
onto it.  There was a sound like a great bell, which shook the air and vibrated in
the sword as the hand fell off the arm.  More dark fluid poured out.  The troll's
body jerked as Molly brought her rock down onto the other hand.
     Bosk bared his teeth in a ferocious grin, lined up his blade, and drove the
point in through the troll's eye, deep into its brain.

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to DARQUE FORCES, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the SHERMANS STABLE stable.  For every 
winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at LORDS OF VALHALLA, 
who went down to 10th from 16th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-1-2 
outing, ALL NIGHT LONG has advanced 7 places in the rankings.  It looks like the 
guys(?) at SHERMANS STABLE had a good week as they went 4-0-0 to put them in 1st 
place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for KAMBARD MURH, who flew 
up 24 points in the rankings after mashing ENDOR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was ENDOR, who dropped 22 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KAMBARD MURH.  In front of all the 
crowds, NINJATO took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid JUST DESSERTS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does CHIMLEVTAL really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause THE 
STORMGUARDS beats feet every time JUST DESSERTS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, TWIN TERROR would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Getting lots of flowers from 
sympathetic fans was TERROR TWIN, who was successfully challenged by BALMUNG who had 
a mere 17 points more than TERROR TWIN.  I just want to congratulate TERROR TWIN on 
beating BALMUNG.  He overcame his superior-ranked opponent and gained 17 points.  
Congrats!  Challenging down 20 points was BADGER.  Pretty soon he'll be using two 
shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  
BADGER subdued DINGIR XUL, a mismatch of 20 points.  Can any one out there say 
'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying ULTHAR THYDRIM will do.  He challenged 16 points down 
to trash ACCO.  Definition of petty:  ULTHAR THYDRIM overcame ACCO, a mismatch of 16 
points.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was TWIN TERROR, who was 
successfully challenged by TARL CABOT who had a mere 20 points more than TWIN TERROR. 
Well TARL CABOT, just can't get an easy fight anymore can you?  You thought 
challenging down 20 points to TWIN TERROR would be fun.  Right?  Wrong!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the CHIMLEVTAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NINJATO 5244                 19   9  3   110       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUSTER BUNNY 2862            13  21  2   130       LOONY TOONS (206)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280          20   5  1   108       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        14  11  1   105       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BARTOFELES 5173              17  12  2    97       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045            17  21  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVANDIS ETHUM 2462           19  11  0    92       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-SYWINELL 2832                15  12  0    91       BUSHMASTERS (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AI 5347                      13  10  0    90       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       19   9  0    89       OVERLORDS (509)
 WAS DRUNK 5094               13  14  0    89       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 BAMBOO 5235                  11   6  3    89       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 BIJIN 5238                   12   8  1    87       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 SALEM 5222                   14  12  0    86       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         15  14  2    83       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352         5   2  2    79       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 MANI 5102                    15  19  4    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 PSYCH MAJOR 5018             11   9  2    78       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-FALCATA 5405                  8   4  1    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         6   5  1    76       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-KHOROS 2507                  17  21  1    75       ENERGEIA (277)
 COMMANDER SPUD 5149           9   7  1    74       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 HORAGALLES 5212               8  10  1    73       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ENDOR 5275                   13  12  1    71       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 NABUCA 5369                   9  12  0    70       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN 4433                     6   1  1    66       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             12  21  0    65       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LES NAYLE 5044               12  26  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 UNZOE THE SHAMAN 4940         5   1  0    64       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           12  21  0    62       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 EDOM 5465                     9   4  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-REBEKKA 5497                 15   9  0    59       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 OMAR 5626                     7   5  0    58       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-PAPER CUT KING 5211           6   5  0    57       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALKYRIE 5351                12  11  0    53       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR XANDO 5407            11   7  0    53       STORMWATCH (440)
-DUST MITE 5390                6   1  0    52       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BOSORN 5539                   4   4  0    51       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 100 GRAND 5454                7   4  1    50       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 MIKADO 5627                   7   5  0    48       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 VIP SECTION 5531              4   2  2    47       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             12   5  3    45       OVERLORDS (509)
 ULTHAR ES 5418                7   9  0    44       STORMWATCH (440)
 SHE MADE ME 5421              7   8  0    41       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 GIGAM XUL 5592                5   0  0    41       NECRONOMICON (577)
-FRED 4434                     6   2  0    40       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 ULL STORMHELM 5559            5   2  1    40       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-HEATHER 5491                 10   7  0    37       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455           8   4  1    37       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 STEPHEN 5460                  8   6  0    36       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411            8   9  2    35       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417             7   9  0    34       OVERLORDS (509)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EALGOS 3028                   4   4  1    33       ENERGEIA (277)
 MAYTODD 5628                  6   5  0    32       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 BISENTO 5476                  4   1  0    31       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553           3   2  1    31       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 STANTON 5631                  2   0  0    29       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 GERI 5473                     8   4  0    28       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557           4   3  0    28       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 UNHOLY TEMPTRESS 5563         3   1  1    28       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           2   2  0    28       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CORWIN 5488                   4   2  0    27       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              2   0  1    27       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 BADGER 5576                   5   0  0    26       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               3   2  0    26       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SYLVESTER 4154                5   4  0    24       LOONY TOONS (206)
-URN4A TREAT! 5600             3   1  0    24       JUST DESSERTS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              4  10  1    23       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-WARDO BARD 5276               4   0  0    23       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-MAN-O-WAR 18                  5   3  2    22       THE EQUESTRIANS (2)
 TARL CABOT 5475               5   7  0    22       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 STEEL DRAGON 5564             4   0  0    22       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
 TAZ 5200                      3   3  0    22       LOONY TOONS (206)
-MAKROS 3025                   5   4  1    20       ENERGEIA (277)
-POTOMAC 5629                  5   5  0    20       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 CERIDWEN 5636                 2   0  0    20       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 SYNYSTR 5596                  1   2  0    19       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-SPECTACULAR BID 19            4   2  1    17       THE EQUESTRIANS (2)
 BEAR 5577                     4   1  1    17       THE ANIMALS (574)
-SADISTIC SMORE 5599           2   2  0    17       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 TWIN TERROR 5621              1   1  0    17       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-MAD MONKEYMAN 5472            2   2  0    16       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 NOISEY KRICKET 5343           3   1  0    15       LOONY TOONS (206)
-GATEDANCER 16                 4   2  0    14       THE EQUESTRIANS (2)
-SANDRA 5487                   1   0  1    14       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         2   5  0    13       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-UNENDA 5278                   1   1  0    13       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-ANNE 4432                     2   2  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-MUIA 3111                     1   0  0    12       ENERGEIA (277)
-RICHARD 4435                  1   3  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-JOHN HENRY 17                 3   2  0    11       THE EQUESTRIANS (2)
-FAIR LADY 221                 3   1  0    11       THE EQUESTRIANS (2)
 EAGLE 5578                    3   2  0    11       THE ANIMALS (574)
 ULF STORMHELM 5612            3   1  0    10       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR THORONGIL 5619         2   1  1     9       OVERLORDS (509)
 ZAZEN 5650                    1   0  0     8       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 MASKIM XUL 5595               1   4  0     7       NECRONOMICON (577)
 UNGVAR STORMHELM 5634         1   1  0     7       STORMWATCH (440)
-MYTHIC MACAROON 5525          1   3  0     7       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 ULEK 5471                     0   1  0     7       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 ACCO 5606                     1   3  0     6       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 METALSTORM 5643               1   0  0     6       CHAMPIONS OF RUNE (572)
-CIN-MUM-MUM ROLL 5550         1   3  0     6       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 DINGIR XUL 5630               1   1  0     5       NECRONOMICON (577)
 DIONYSUS 5639                 0   2  0     2       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 OXTUNGUE 5635                 0   2  0     2       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 OBERON STORMBLADE 5632        0   2  0     2       OVERLORDS (509)
-DAIKKAN 5624                  0   1  0     1       MORE DESTROYERS (567)
 ALLA XUL 5642                 0   1  0     1       ENERGEIA (277)
 SPARROW 5641                  0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)
 SLATE G35 5637                0   1  0     1       NUMBERS GAME (403)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 342      0  1 0   1                   ULTHAR URUV 5409      262 NONE    
WOLFEN 5579            1  4 0 THE ANIMALS 574       LIGHTBRINGER 357      262 NONE    
LADY SORROW 5565       1  3 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 BANDIT PRINCE 360     262 NONE    
DOOM PRIEST 5566       1  2 0 CHAMPIONS OF RUNE 572 100 GRAND 5454        259         
BALMUNG 5616           2  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 TERROR TWIN 5620      262         
ULTHAR AESIR 5558      3  4 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553   262         
RAW RECRUIT 5609       0  1 0 MILITARY MAYHEM 89    STONE GOLEM 361       262 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ERESHKIGAL 5610        1  3 0 NECRONOMICON 577      UNHOLY TEMPTRESS 5563 262         
GIDAM XUL 5593         0  1 0 NECRONOMICON 577      BEAR 5577             258 NOT REVE
MULLA XUL 5594         1  2 1 NECRONOMICON 577      ULL STORMHELM 5559    260         
ZARLIFF THE LICH 5603  0  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 MULLA XUL 5594        258 REVENGED
DIONYSUS 5615          1  1 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 ULTHAR THORONGIL 5619 260         
TEUFELHUNDEN 5633      0  2 0 STORMWATCH 440        LIGHTBRINGER 357      262 NONE    
WULFGAR 5281          11 12 0 STORMWATCH 440        JOHN 4433             260         
MORTETE 5537           1  2 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 VIP SECTION 5531      260         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I guess my ads were misplaced last turn.  They'll probably show up this turn
with these new ones. -- Blackstorm

Toker -- Greetings, friend.  Good to see you around these parts as well.  I sent you
a note. -- Blackstorm

RTR -- Sharp as ever (more or less).  Thanks for the welcome. -- Blackstorm

The Icelord -- Will do.  Forgive any errors or mediocre storytelling.  I'm French.
If you do not mind me asking, who are the "Crying Cartel?"  I think I know, but I'm
not sure. -- Blackstorm

100 Grand -- (sigh)  'Twas my own fault, but I do feud, as you can see.  Since this
is the second death to my team I'll have to be a little more nasty for our own sake.
-- Blackstorm
P.S.  Doom Priest (ST)  17-10-8-17-9-6-17

Toker -- The teams here appear to be tough.  A perfect place to gain a lot of
experience.  I had to switch teams.  My first one was real bad.  Good luck. --
Blackstorm

Ed. -- Could we please have a list of Who's Who in town? -- Lord Xiang

     One of these days I'm going to say "no" just to see what happens....  These are
     teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've gotten anyone's name wrong,
     just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     P.S.  A lot of unidentified managers here!
     4-LETTER FRUIT BATS   Nuln              SHERMANS STABLE       ?
     ALL NIGHT LONG        ?                 SOL INVICTUS          Bobby Bigfoot
     AVENGERS              Huckle Cat        STORMWATCH            Raoul the Rude
     CHAMPIONS OF RUNE     Blackstorm        THE ANIMALS           ?
     DARQUE FORCES         Master Darque     THE EQUESTRIANS       ?
     JUST DESSERTS         ?                 THE STORMBRINGERS     High Lord Bosk
     LORDS OF VALHALLA     High Lord Bosk    THE STORMGUARDS       The Icelord
     MORE DESTROYERS       ?                 UNFIT TO BE ORCS      Slugbait
     NECRONOMICON          Var               VINCERE AUT MORI      Dark Knight Toker
     NUMBERS GAME          Destitute Noble   WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U   Micky
     OVERLORDS             The Icelord       WHY DID I DO IT       Fizban

High Lord Bosk -- Tal, warrior!  I make The Sign of The Hammer and of The Axe in your
honor!  OMNE JUS STAT IN ARMIS! -- The Icelord

RTR -- Watch those NJ Devils go! -- The Icelord

RR -- Welcome back to Chimlevtal! -- The Council of Lords

Ai -- Wrong strategy on my part.  That makes us one each.  Perhaps we should try best
out of three. -- Bartofeles

Welcome to the new and returning teams!  Write a team spotlight if you would.  The
Equestrians?!  Wow!  Where have you been? -- The Council of Lords

Horagalles -- I've raised my KD. -- Damhain

Sensei Jan -- I wish to welcome you back to Chimlevtal.  I recall on turn #251 your
gladiator, Bijin (10-8) killed my warrior, Uyr Demonsbane (6-5-1).  On turn #252
Bijin was inactive.  On turn #253 Bijin was inactive.  On turn #254 Bijin was
inactive.  On turn #255 your entire team went inactive.  On turn #256 your entire
team was inactive.  On turn #257 your team was no where to be found and was rumored
to have taken the fastest ship out of town.  You represent the Crying Cartel well.
Use your avoids. -- The Icelord

Master Darque -- Greetings Odoriferous One!  Rally your Cartel and bring it on! --
The Icelord

Guardian -- Greetings, Has-Been!  I realize you can only run "godlings" and enhanced
freaks and that the basic game has passed you by, but spring $5 and bring a team to
Chimlevtal.  Run five warriors a turn, every turn for a year (or ten) and show us how
it is done.  Scared? -- The Icelord

The Icelord -- I send greetings, My Brother.  Tal and well met.  Indeed was The
Icewind Dale trilogy most hussah and The Dark Elf Trilogy promises to be also! --
High Lord Bosk

Rascally Rabbit -- Is that you?  WELCOME BACK!  So, where the heck have you been?
Chimlevtal has missed you. -- High Lord Bosk

RTR -- Stay thy hand, temper its mithril with patience, oh, huge one! -- High Lord
Bosk

Chimlevtal -- Hi.  We're back again.  Don't know how long we'll stay, but Jorja was
saying she got lonely with nothing but Rodeki running today, so...maybe quite a
while. -- the Middle Way

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOLFEN was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TEUFELHUNDEN was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LADY SORROW was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RAW RECRUIT was narrowly killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYNYSTR was viciously subdued by 100 GRAND in a 2 minute Bloodfeud brawl.
JARL FORKBEARD demolished WAS DRUNK in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SVEIN FORKBEARD overpowered EDOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BARTOFELES devastated HORAGALLES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
11TH COMMANDMENT slimly lost to DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a 6 minute Challenge melee.
UNZOE THE SHAMAN vanquished SHE MADE ME in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ULTHAR THUUNE lost to GIGAM XUL in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
VIP SECTION was defeated by OMAR in a 3 minute Challenge match.
BALMUNG was killed by TERROR TWIN in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
BADGER viciously subdued DINGIR XUL in a 6 minute bloody novice's Challenge battle.
ULTHAR AESIR was executed by CINNIMON ROLLE in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR THYDRIM overpowered ACCO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TARL CABOT was viciously subdued by TWIN TERROR in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
BEAR luckily beat MASKIM XUL in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge bout.
STANTON savagely defeated GERI in a 6 minute novice vs. master upset Challenge match.
OXTUNGUE was bested by UNGVAR STORMHELM in a 3 minute novice's Challenge bout.
AI was vanquished by NINJATO in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
IT FELT GOOD handily defeated NABUCA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ENDOR was devastated by KAMBARD MURH in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
PSYCH MAJOR was defeated by BAMBOO in a 1 minute duel.
BIJIN overpowered MANI in a 1 minute uneven fight.
COMMANDER SPUD was narrowly defeated by SALEM in a 2 minute veteran's bout.
LES NAYLE unbelievably bested ULTHAR ES in a action packed 9 minute gruesome bout.
VALKYRIE was outlasted by MIKADO in a 8 minute fray.
MENDAL OMSHIL overpowered ULTHAR JARVA in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
ULTHAR XANDO overpowered STEPHEN in a action packed 3 minute gory uneven fight.
ULTHAR URUV killed FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiresome 7 minute veteran vs. novice match.
NORGEN PELH overpowered ULL STORMHELM in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
TEN-TON TESSIE was viciously subdued by BOSORN in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
MAYTODD savagely defeated ULTHAR STORMHELM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal match.
MAJOR PAIN viciously subdued TAZ in a 3 minute brutal fight.
SYLVESTER savagely defeated EAGLE in a 1 minute brutal conflict.
KOLUM MAROD was vanquished by BISENTO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STEEL DRAGON won victory over OBERON STORMBLADE in a 4 minute amateur's bout.
UNHOLY TEMPTRESS murdered ERESHKIGAL in a 1 minute uneven competition.
ULF STORMHELM outlasted DIONYSUS in a action packed 10 minute novice's fight.
ULTHAR THORONGIL won victory over ALLA XUL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
NOISEY KRICKET viciously subdued ULEK in a popular 4 minute bloody amateur's duel.
CERIDWEN overpowered SLATE G35 in a 1 minute uneven competition.
SPARROW was overcome by METALSTORM in a 2 minute novice's match.
ZAZEN defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         TOTAL PARRY       64 -  43 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     33 -  23 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         AIMED BLOW        43 -  40 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         PARRY-STRIKE      31 -  33 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    53 -  64 - 11      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   79 - 109 -  2      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  19 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  40 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  34 -  0      39  |

Turn 262 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 11         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     2 - 10         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NINJATO 5244               19   9  3  110 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
TOTAL PARRY      JARL FORKBEARD 5280        20   5  1  108 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARTOFELES 5173            17  12  2   97 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
BASHING ATTACK   AI 5347                    13  10  0   90 DARQUE FORCES (422)
WALL OF STEEL    SALEM 5222                 14  12  0   86 DARQUE FORCES (422)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OMAR 5626                   7   5  0   58 SHERMANS STABLE (578)
AIMED BLOW       ULTHAR XANDO 5407          11   7  0   53 STORMWATCH (440)
SLASHING ATTACK  100 GRAND 5454              7   4  1   50 NUMBERS GAME (403)
LUNGING ATTACK   VIP SECTION 5531            4   2  2   47 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COMMANDER SPUD 5149.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ULTHAR ES 5418.  The ten other most popular fighters were 11TH COMMANDMENT 
5453, DIONYSUS 5639, ULTHAR THUUNE 5411, TARL CABOT 5475, MAYTODD 5628, ULTHAR XANDO 
5407, NOISEY KRICKET 5343, 100 GRAND 5454, DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197, and VIP SECTION 
5531.

The least popular fighter this week was ULF STORMHELM 5612.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ULEK 5471, ULTHAR URUV 5409, OBERON STORMBLADE 5632, GERI 5473, 
VALKYRIE 5351, SLATE G35 5637, ERESHKIGAL 5610, STEEL DRAGON 5564, KOLUM MAROD 5344, 
and EAGLE 5578.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARTOFELES (31-5173) THE STORMGUARDS (78)
KAMBARD MURH (31-5045) MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

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

IT FELT GOOD (31-5093) WHY DID I DO IT (540)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI