DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2007    Duedate: 06/01/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CINNIMON ROLLE
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
(31-5553) [15-3-1,170]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CINNIMON ROLLE                 LUIGI
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)           DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
(31-5553) [15-3-1,170]         (31-4893) [4-4-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COMMANDER SPUD                 SNORTY MCSNORT
MILITARY MAYHEM (89)           ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
(31-5149) [12-8-1,112]         (31-5555) [7-10-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)      52
2. NUMBERS GAME (403)          37      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. THE STORMGUARDS (78)        34      Unchartered Team
4. AVENGERS (146)              26
5. DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)        25      HANNA BARBARIANS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HANNA BARBARIANS (608)    10   3  2 76.9   1/ 1 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  10  5 1
 2/ 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   188 101 16 65.1   2/ 2 OVERLORDS (509)          10  5 1
 3/ 0 VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)      44  24  5 64.7   3/ 9 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 1
 4/ 2 SOL INVICTUS (469)       176 131 17 57.3   4/17 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  1 0
 5/ 3 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     689 551 30 55.6   5/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (422)       8  7 1
 6/ 4 NUMBERS GAME (403)       291 239 18 54.9   6/ 4 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      8  7 1
 7/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (422)      229 193 12 54.3   7/ 3 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   7  8 1
 8/ 0 4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  21  18  2 53.8   8- 6*DESOLATE ONES (595)       6  4 1
 9/ 5 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     69  62  1 52.7   9/ 5 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      6  7 1
10/ 7 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  258 232 14 52.7  10/ 8 NUMBERS GAME (403)        6  8 0
11/ 9 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      81  75  6 51.9  11/12 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        6  8 0
12/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     244 232 17 51.3  12/15*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      6  9 0
13/10 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  407 395 31 50.7  13/19 STORMWATCH (440)          5  2 0
14/ 8 PLATOON (513)             92  90  7 50.5  14/20 AVENGERS (146)            5  4 0
15/11 OVERLORDS (509)          429 429 28 50.0  15-14 CLUB DV8 (575)            5  5 0
16/12 AVENGERS (146)           180 180 16 50.0  16/18 JUST DESSERTS (569)       5  7 1
17/14 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  63  64  3 49.6  17/11 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     5 10 0
18-13*DESOLATE ONES (595)       22  23  2 48.9  18-10*OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)     4  6 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 STORMWATCH (440)         225 244 13 48.0  19/16 THE ANIMALS (574)         4 11 1
20-18 CLUB DV8 (575)            30  35  2 46.2  20/ 0 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      3  0 0
21/ 0*DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      17  20  0 45.9  21/23 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  3  1 0
22/19 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      47  56  5 45.6  22/26 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    3  2 0
23/20 JUST DESSERTS (569)       38  53  2 41.8  23/13 PLATOON (513)             3 12 0
24/21 THE ANIMALS (574)         41  59  4 41.0  24/ 0*DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      2  2 0
25-24*NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)      7  13  0 35.0  25- 0*HANNA BARBARIANS (608)    1  0 0
26-25*OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)      7  13  0 35.0  26/ 0 VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)      1  1 0
27/23 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        93 174  2 34.8  27-22*NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)     0  5 0
28/22*RAVAGING HORDE (601)       8  15  0 34.8  28-27*THE CATS (5)              0  1 0
29-26*THE CATS (5)               3  10  0 23.1  29/ 0 4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  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

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Bosk felt sure that his head was going to split open if this power didn't find
some other outlet.  Some way for him to use it; the power wanted to be used, it was
made to be used.  Why couldn't it be something he already understood, a magical sword
or the like?  Maybe if he just visualized it as a sword...?  But it kept twisting in
his hands.  Sometimes he could believe he was gripping a sword, but other times he 
thought he had hold of a viper.
     Except that there were no "times" where he was.  No past and no future, just now
and the power.  He had a dim sense of Molly screaming and trying to grab hold of his
arm, and he brushed her away.  She didn't understand what was going on, and she was
afraid.  Besides, she might get hurt if she got in the way of the writhing sword.
     He felt himself... flying through the air, but... no, that was imagination.  A
dream, in a way.  Because he was in... he could see it now, a place with no up or
down, no right or left, forward or back.  If there was nowhere but HERE, there could
be no motion, no flying or walking or anything.  He reasoned it out carefully; it
seemed important that he understand this.
     He felt his sword-brother's presence, near but kept away from him by some
barrier.  This was wrong.  The Icelord would be able to explain to him why this sword
kept coiling into a viper, and how to control it and force it to obey his will,
because it was magical, and The Icelord understood magic as he, High Lord Bosk,
understood steel.  But every time he reached for his friend, the serpent-sword was
there in the way, coiling around his arm, mouth agape and fangs dripping venom.
     Bosk tightened his grip on the thing.  It was more often serpent than sword,
now.  An enemy of some kind.  He had defeated enemies of a many kinds in the past; he
would defeat this one, too.
     He was holding it near its tail with his right hand, which left the head free to
curl around toward his arm.  It shied away from his vambrace, washed with
untarnishable gold and engraved with holy sigils of his god.  Curled farther, seeking
bare flesh.  Bosk watched it, eyes locked with the blank malevolence of the serpent's
eyes.  The eyes glowed and seemed to expand.  Was this how snakes hypnotized their
prey?  But he was no rabbit!
     His left hand darted out and seized the neck.
     His fingers tightened.  He would strangle it, or break its neck--  But it coiled
between his hands, heaving and twisting with more power than seemed possible.  Its
body swelled in his hands, and he could feel his fingers slipping apart on the
scales.  He bared his teeth and dug in with his fingernails; his mustache stood out
straight as spear points with the effort he was making.
     Bosk's grip tightened on the scaled body of the spell-snake, but it writhed and
twisted away from him so that his fingers slipped, his nails scrabbled across a
surface that was hard as stone, smooth as glass.  He bared his teeth at it, even
considered biting the monster, but it was too thick in the body.  At least it had
stopped trying to hypnotize him with its eyes.  No, don't think about that, don't
give it ideas....  The snake's body pulsed with heat, hot as a forge, hot as a sun,
Bosk was sure that his flesh was burning away where he gripped it.  The flames
blinded him.  Instinct screamed at him to let go while he still had hands at all.
     Give in?
     SURRENDER?
     No.
     He squinted through the flames, but there was nothing beyond them except more
flame.  No matter.  His will was stronger than flame.
     A breath of coolness, the silent austerity of ice.  A brother at his back,
lending him strength and understanding of the problem.  This demonic serpent was a
spell.  He had guessed that already.  But so long as it took the form of a living
creature, it could be killed like one.  Even if it burned his hands like blazing
coals.
     But it wouldn't, because now, with The Icelord at his back, Bosk's grip was cold
as the heart of winter.  He tightened his hands and felt scales crumbling, their
flames quenched.
     Yes!

     So, the leach-spell was vulnerable whenever it assumed a form, had the
weaknesses of the form it took.  The Icelord bared his teeth in grim satisfaction.
Good!  Because this struggle had to be ended quickly, so that he and Bosk, and the
others with them, could turn their forces to other foes.  And so long as its form
combined "serpent" and "fire," it was vulnerable to ice.  Ice he could without even
thinking about it.  And he needed to think about something else.
     Ice would hold the spell-serpent at bay, but what would defeat it?  This
monstrous spell had to be destroyed before it trapped someone less resistant than
Bosk.  The structure of the spell was one of constant motion, which was, he knew, the
source of its transforming capability, a defense against counterspells, and most of
all, a reflection of its chaotic origin.  It was on the ground of chaotic origin that
he could see its greatest strength, and also its greatest weakness.  Simultaneously
the worst and best ground on which to fight it.  The spell was a thing of Chaos, but
the core of ice was Order.
     He formulated a pattern of crystallization in his mind, one that began with a
large open structure but then evolved into increasingly detailed and intricate
hierarchies of Order, and drove it toward the chaotic serpent.

     Bosk could see the spell serpent again, see the frost growing on its scales, see
its flames frozen into colored glass.  His mustache framed a fierce grin of effort
and triumph as it continued to crumble in his grip.  The twisting struggle faded.  If
the monstrosity was alive, he would call the expression in its eyes fear.  But this
was a spell, a kind of golem, and it had attacked him.  He squeezed harder.
     The snake jerked and twisted suddenly, ripping out of one hand's grip, though
Bosk still held it with the other.  Fine.  He reached for his belt dagger to carve in
two.
     The head flung outward, swung around, and then darted toward Molly.
     Bosk had forgotten her presence until now.  Why hadn't she run?  Her eyes were
wide open, white-rimmed with fear, but she had a shortsword in her hands and was in a
ready stance.  To attack the serpent?  Her people knew of this Horror, so she would
know that a blade couldn't--  Instinct, of course, just as his reach for the dagger
was instinct.  And maybe while it was trapped in this form, the spell COULD be
ruptured fatally with steel.  Worth a try!  But in getting close enough to use that
blade, she'd be exposing herself to great danger.
     "Wait!" he gasped.  "Let me try...."  He swung the thing like a whip, like a
heavy rope, leaning back to balance the momentum, slamming the head against the wall
of... the tunnel he could see once more.  A shivering stone wall.  No time to worry
about the tunnel's integrity until the snake was destroyed.
     It sounded like breaking glass and was even louder than the groaning of the
mountain around them.  The "head," as big as a man's head, broke off the body along
with a handspan of "neck," and went skittering along the floor of the tunnel away
from him.  He saw Molly jump to avoid it and strike downward with her sword, but had
no time to watch.  The rest of the body thrashed as madly as ever before.
     As it twisted, it disintegrated, falling like flame-colored glass chips, like
bloody snow.  The shuddering of the mountain threw it back into the air as soon as it
settled to the floor.  Bosk had a sudden image of himself or Molly--or both of them--
breathing in those flakes and... being possessed, or whatever the Horror did.  They
had to get away from here fast.
     If they could.
     More than spell-fragments were falling, there was dust, gravel, sizable stones.
     The mountain was coming down on them.
     He felt his sword-brother's presence, heard The Icelord's voice:  "Come to me,
my brother!"  Grabbed Molly's wrist with one hand, and locked grips with his fellow
Polarian with the other.
     The crumbling mountain faded.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon CHIMLEVTAL, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Like a chunk of francium heaved into a wet 
pond, SOL INVICTUS blew up the rankings to 13!  Say what you will about blind luck 
and dirty fighting, but AVENGERS will tell you 180-180-16 is nothing to laugh at...  
Practice pays for LES NAYLE, who pummelled ULTHAR THUUNE, to pocket 20 points.  
MAIDEN DAQUERIE certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to 
MARSHMALLOW MAN and losing 15 points in the process!  The arena was more crowded than 
usual this time, as SNIPER faced CHIMLEVTAL's Duelmaster.  CINNIMON ROLLE 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by SNIPER of PLATOON.  Does CHIMLEVTAL 
have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word has it one team in CHIMLEVTAL is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are CHIMLEVTAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ALL NIGHT LONG, 
alone and unchallenged.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, LORDS OF VALHALLA 
scurried away from ALL NIGHT LONG.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen 
minutes, and TERROR TWIN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't ALL NIGHT 
LONG proud!  As a confidence booster, HORAGALLES challenged ULTHAR UTHERYDES, down 16 
points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, HORAGALLES?  Next time 
HORAGALLES walks with his head high remind him of the fight where he challenged down 
16 points and lost to ULTHAR UTHERYDES.  Place your bets!  DIRDEN II is the long shot 
of the week:  they challenged POSEIDONIS, up by 31.  It's not whether you win or 
lose, but how many points you get (6).  Right, DIRDEN II?  Them's the breaks, CIRCA 
1968.  Expecting fair challenges from THE STORMBRINGERS is evidently too much to ask. 
ULL BLOODSTORM will have to start challenging legless old maids next, as he was 
bested by CIRCA 1968.  Good show, CIRCA 1968!  Take heed CHIMLEVTAL, of the 
unprincipled action of ULTHAR CYAZARES.  By challenging SEVENTH HEAVEN, 32 points 
below him, ULTHAR CYAZARES besmirches the noble art of dueling.  ULTHAR CYAZARES 
overcame SEVENTH HEAVEN with a point difference of 32.  So this is what CHIMLEVTAL 
calls a duel.  This will make an interesting tale.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Q:  What's a 
record like 4-7-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  
GORILLA of THE ANIMALS!  Alas, poor GOMORRAH.  We all know DARQUE FORCES' retirement 
plan isn't the best in the world.  KUNG-FU MASTER, may you be as missed when your 
time comes.  Sober up, young warriors, and take note of APACHE's fate!  ULTHAR 
STORMHELM of THE STORMGUARDS handily did him in.  Experience counts for something on 
CHIMLEVTAL's sands.  Justice was served as EAGLE fought BILSKIRNIR in bloodfeud.  
Well done, THE ANIMALS!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased 
to see THE ANIMALS retaliate against OVERLORDS in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for 
counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  CHIMLEVTAL, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Mourngrym Inn and 
Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINNIMON ROLLE 5553          15   3  1   170       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULL STORMHELM 5559           14   6  3   132       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         25  20  3   118       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 KATANA 5420                  16  10  1   112       AVENGERS (146)
 COMMANDER SPUD 5149          12   8  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682        11   3  0   110       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SNIPER 4724                  22  19  0   105       PLATOON (513)
 DUST MITE 5390               11   2  1   102       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 LES NAYLE 5044               15  39  0   101       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-DUALIN 5799                   7   2  1    96       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 HORAGALLES 5212              16  17  2    92       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 POSEIDONIS 5540              14   6  1    92       AVENGERS (146)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          13  10  2    92       THE STORMGUARDS (78)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 5473                    16  12  0    90       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             21  12  4    89       OVERLORDS (509)
 STEPHEN 5460                 19  11  0    89       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULF STORMHELM 5612           13   4  0    89       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           20  13  2    88       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 VALKYRIE 5351                19  20  0    83       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 URN4A TREAT! 5600             7   4  1    82       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 OMAR 5626                    16  12  0    80       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           7  10  0    80       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             15  34  0    79       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 CERIDWEN 5636                10   4  0    78       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 5950         4   0  0    78       HANNA BARBARIANS (608)
-GEORGE JETSON 5951            6   3  2    74       HANNA BARBARIANS (608)
-ULTHAR ES 5418               13  15  0    72       STORMWATCH (440)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              9   8  1    72       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 TNEG UNDET 4373               9   8  1    71       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 FRED 4434                     8   4  1    69       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              12  19  1    68       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN 4433                     8   2  1    66       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 CORNELIUS 3485                6   2  0    66       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 DIRDEN II 5655                9   7  1    65       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-RUDE AWAKENING 234           12   4  3    62       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 SLATE G35 5637               12   5  1    61       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             12  18  1    60       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MAD OBOIST 238           12   4  2    56       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 VIP SECTION 5531             11  10  2    55       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 NOSSER PEEL 4395              9   9  0    54       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-KANDI LAND 5582               9   4  0    54       CLUB DV8 (575)
 EAGLE 5578                   12   8  0    52       THE ANIMALS (574)
 SEPTIMIUS 3484                5   3  0    52       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         8  15  2    49       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          3   0  0    43       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 8   8  0    42       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ELP RUPPEED 4449              5   6  0    40       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               5   3  0    40       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 BADGER 5576                   9  11  1    39       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MAIDEN DAQUERIE 236          10   7  0    37       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 OBERON STORMBLADE 5632        7  11  1    37       OVERLORDS (509)
 HERUGRIM 5653                 6   7  0    37       STORMWATCH (440)
-LOKISAN 5797                  5   4  0    37       DESOLATE ONES (595)
-CHICA LOCA 5585               5   8  0    36       CLUB DV8 (575)
 ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          5   2  1    35       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          5   1  0    35       OVERLORDS (509)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWINKIE THE SQUID 480         4   3  0    35       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STILETTO 5581                 7   6  0    33       CLUB DV8 (575)
-BONE GOLEM 5870               3   0  2    33       STORMWATCH (440)
-SU MIRP 4999                  3   1  0    32       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             7   8  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        2   1  0    31       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BLONDIE 5882                  3   0  0    30       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 LUIGI 4893                    4   4  0    29       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         2   0  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 TWIN TERROR 5621              5  12  1    28       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 TONY 4957                     4   3  0    28       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ATLANTA 5713                  7   6  0    27       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ZIKLAG 5913                   3   1  0    26       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 CHALDEA 5836                  7   2  0    24       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   9  0    24       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 THALFI HALF-EAR 5920          4   0  0    24       OVERLORDS (509)
 SLOCUM 5919                   3   1  0    24       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 GUIDO 4890                    2   6  0    24       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         6   5  0    23       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  5   0  0    23       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 CIRCA 1968 5915               2   2  0    23       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-NOMANDATTER 5898              2   2  0    23       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
-HUNTRESS 5924                 2   1  1    21       DESOLATE ONES (595)
-MIMIR 5800                    5   4  0    19       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          3   7  0    19       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-TATTLE TAIL 5754              3   5  1    17       CLUB DV8 (575)
 SR-71 5790                    3   6  1    16       PLATOON (513)
 KISH 5923                     2   2  0    16       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 BILSKIRNIR 5921               2   2  2    15       OVERLORDS (509)
-MAGNISON 5899                 2   2  0    14       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 ANTHONY 5021                  1   0  0    14       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           3   2  1    13       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 AARGGH! 5907                  3   1  0    13       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             1   1  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 THE MINSTREL 5936             1   1  0    12       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 SUPER RAPID 5751              0   2  0    12       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ARDUINNA 5903                 1   0  0    11       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-LICORICE WHIP 5638            3   1  0    10       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-KYNDIGDATTER 5901             2   2  0    10       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
-FLICKER 5877                  2   2  0    10       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884        1   0  0    10       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-CONTORTED ELF 237             2   3  0     9       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 GNIRAE NEDLOG 5940            1   1  0     9       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-SPARKLE 5922                  1   1  0     9       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-COUGAR 35                     1   0  0     9       THE CATS (5)
 OU812 5943                    0   1  0     9       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 THE MUTALATER 5842            2   2  0     8       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 RAVAGER 5861                  2   2  0     8       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-HAZE 5875                     2   2  0     8       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-LION-MASTER 31                1   5  0     8       THE CATS (5)
-LEOPARD 34                    1   2  0     7       THE CATS (5)
 GERAR 5945                    1   0  1     6       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-SHIMMER 5878                  1   3  0     6       NORTHERN LIGHTS (602)
-GINNUNGAGAP 5902              1   3  0     6       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 COLUMBIA 5927                 1   2  0     5       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 RYU-KISHIN 5925               1   2  0     5       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SEVENTH HEAVEN 5935           0   2  0     5       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 THE AMPUTATER 5841            0   4  0     4       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
-MODISON 5900                  0   4  0     4       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YANKEE ROSE 5928              0   2  0     2       CLUB DV8 (575)
-KYMBELIN 33                   0   2  0     2       THE CATS (5)
 ADMIRAL PIE 5941              0   1  0     1       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-BLACK PANTHER 32              0   1  0     1       THE CATS (5)
 AWESOME 80'S 5954             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?
GORILLA 5710           4  8 1 THE ANIMALS 574       BLACK ORC 355         278 NONE    
MUSKRAT 5926           1  2 1 THE ANIMALS 574       HIGH ELF 354          278 NONE    
TOAD 5946              0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       THE RAGE MAN 359      278 NONE    
BEAR 5577             11  7 1 THE ANIMALS 574       URN4A TREAT! 5600     276         
GATOR 5917             0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       BILSKIRNIR 5921       275 JUST REV
LIZARD 5938            0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       BILSKIRNIR 5921       277 JUST REV
ZOTHIQUE 5597          4  4 0 AVENGERS 146          SLATE G35 5637        275         
GOMORRAH 5771          7  3 0 DARQUE FORCES 422     KUNG-FU MASTER 348    278 NONE    
BURNT LOBSTER 5942     0  1 0 JUST DESSERTS 569     PREACHER 353          278 NONE    
MENDAL OMSHIL 5043    15 31 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 536      ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557   275         
CLASS OF 2008 5868     2  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BONE GOLEM 5870       274 NONE    
ZERO 2 SIXTY 5916      1  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      HUNTRESS 5924         276         
ULTHAR CYAXARES 5847   1  2 0 OVERLORDS 509         ULL BLOODSTORM 5897   274 NOT REVE
TOMMY FRANKS 5750      4  6 0 PLATOON 513           HIGH ELF 354          278 NONE    
GRUNT 5749             4  6 0 PLATOON 513           WURM KIN 362          278 NONE    
APACHE 5866            4  2 0 PLATOON 513           ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556 278         
BUELL 5947             0  1 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   GERAR 5945            278         
MIKADO 5627           15 11 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   ULL STORMHELM 5559    276         
MAYTODD 5628          13 11 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   TNEG UNDET 4373       275 REVENGED
GENERAL HOWARD 5937    0  1 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   MUSKRAT 5926          277         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any manager who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord, 1st Mage, The Council of Lords

The Icelord -- Well Hey Bud!  Tour 2007 is approaching!  My blade is sharp and my
thirst is upon me!  Send the lady back to me now!  ARRRRRRRRRGGG!!!  Tal Warrior! --
High Lord Bosk

RTR -- Is DN's team Just Desserts appropriate for a team of gladiators?  Fruitcake?
Cream Puff?  Yeah, I guess they are appropriate.  His new team Whelps R Us would be
appropriate too. -- High Lord Bosk

Council of Lords -- As Chimtown's oldest former Duelmaster, I just thought I'd drop
in to give you some more history to write about...hopefully it's not my obituary. --
Maiden Daquerie

High Lord Bosk -- Tal and well met my brother!  Rush has released "Snakes and
Arrows!"  I have ALSO got the tickets for their tour in hand!  Most hussah.  I am
waiting for your great arrival!  Also, Bjorn the Brave is coming down from the north.
We will enjoy Rush in concert.  We will feast.  We will swill.  We will roll the
bones.  Tour 07 will be great AND grand!  I make The Sign of The Hammer AND of The
Axe in your honor Noble Lord! -- The Icelord

RTR -- The Tour is set.  Are you going to make it Mighty One? -- The Icelord

Guardian (the fop) -- When you'rr ready to back up your words, cowardly one, announce
your arrival. -- The Icelord

Lizard -- I salute you! -- Bilskirnir

Destitute N. -- The Noble Raoul the Rude wanted me to pass on a message to you.  He
said:  "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ." -- The Icelord

High Lord Bosk -- I agree.  "Guardian" should change his name to "Gardener."  He SURE
is a pansy. -- The Icelord

The Council of Lords are proud to present Chimlevtal History Facts:  On turn #160
(4/18/98) there were 29 teams listed in Chimlevtal.  They were:  Orcs Hate Physics,
Nomenclature, Uresei Yatsura, The Devastators, Bushmasters, The Stormguards, True
Brits, The Stormbringers, Heaven, The Four Horsemen, The Storm Reavers, The Grey
Elves, The Spice Pack, Loony Toons, Military Mayhem, Feed Us Blood, Ouch!, Black
Plague, Silver Blades, Bookie Steeleblades, The Canucks, Team Supreme!!!, The
Nighthawks, Numbers Game, Assassin Nation, Stormwatch, Blazing Aces, Mongol Horde and
5 Angry Managers.  The Duelmaster was Justin Thyme of Nomenclature, a 10-1-1 ST.  The
Stylemasters were:  ST:  Justin Thyme of Nomenclature.  WOS:  General Public of
Military Mayhem.  PL:  Vaughan of Black Plague.  BA:  Hair Avalanche of The
Devastators.  LU:  Lightning of Stormwatch.  SL:  Spurtzz of Ouch!.  AB:  Realgar of
Ouch!.  TP:  Evandis Ethum of Bushmasters.

Kyndigdatter -- Listen, kid, I may not be better than my record shows, but I DID
learn a thing or two in those fights.  If I weren't amazingly Cool, I'd cuss you out
for a fool to challenge me. -- Loden Norvis
P.S.  And wear something!  Gods, expecting a man to face a half-clad, red-headed,
left-handed BABE is just cruel.

Ulthar Utherydes -- This is amazingly frustrating.  Do you suppose I might, just
possibly, be able to get Jorja to change my strategy on the strength of it? -- Norgen
Pelh
P.S.  Nah, who'm I fooling?  Not a chance.

Valkyrie -- (crossly)  How can you be a LORD of Valhalla when ANYONE can see you're a
woman?  Why aren't you a Lady of Valhalla? -- Les Nayle, changing the subject from
his pathetic performance on the sands

Septimius -- Good thing you didn't bring your six brothers.  I might have had
trouble, then. -- Kolum Marod

Aarggh! -- Norbel Perde
P.S.  Couldn't resist that one.

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GORILLA was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOMMY FRANKS was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GRUNT was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
MUSKRAT was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
BURNT LOBSTER was butchered by PREACHER in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
TOAD was assassinated by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EAGLE demolished BILSKIRNIR in a 4 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
HORAGALLES was overpowered by ULTHAR UTHERYDES in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SNIPER was devastated by CINNIMON ROLLE in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
CERIDWEN vanquished KOLUM MAROD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DUST MITE overpowered OMAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ULTHAR URUV defeated SNORTY MCSNORT in a 6 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
ULTHAR THYDRIM overpowered TNEG UNDET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ULF STORMHELM demolished TERROR TWIN in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CORNELIUS demolished ELP RUPPEED in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DIRDEN II was beaten by POSEIDONIS in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
SEPTIMIUS handily defeated BADGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NOSSER PEEL overpowered OBERON STORMBLADE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
ULL BLOODSTORM was beaten by CIRCA 1968 in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
ULTHAR CYAZARES savagely defeated SEVENTH HEAVEN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ULTHAR REDBLADE was beaten by BLONDIE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
THALFI HALF-EAR defeated NORBEL PERDE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge conflict.
THE MUTALATER was bested by KISH in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
RYU-KISHIN lost to GNIRAE NEDLOG in a 2 minute gruesome novice's Challenge match.
AARGGH! won victory over COLUMBIA in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fray.
COMMANDER SPUD overpowered VALKYRIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ULTHAR THUUNE was narrowly defeated by LES NAYLE in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
KATANA vanquished GERI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ULL STORMHELM demolished NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SVEIN FORKBEARD unbelievably bested URN4A TREAT! in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FRED was outwaited by STEPHEN in a dull 14 minute master's bout.
GOMORRAH was executed by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOWLY WORM vanquished DIRDEN I in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
VIP SECTION overpowered GUIDO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MAIDEN DAQUERIE was outlasted by MARSHMALLOW MAN in a tiresome 9 minute bout.
SLATE G35 overpowered LUIGI in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
LODEN NORVIS was bested by MAJOR PAIN in a 2 minute duel.
ULTHAR STORMHELM savagely slew APACHE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
HERUGRIM demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TWINKIE THE SQUID outwaited SLOCUM in a 9 minute fight.
ATLANTA was outlasted by TONY in a crowd pleasing 9 minute match.
TWIN TERROR was subdued by PRIVATE LAPDANCE in a 3 minute duel.
ULTHAR REDBEARD overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SR-71 was overpowered by DAZZLING DULL DAY in a 4 minute one-sided competition.
THE MINSTREL was unbelievably bested by CHALDEA in a popular 3 minute match.
ULTHAR THE PIOUS subdued SUPER RAPID in a 5 minute duel.
ZIKLAG vanquished THE AMPUTATER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
RAVAGER was overcome by ANTHONY in a popular 4 minute amateur's duel.
HLOTHYN bested ADMIRAL PIE in a 4 minute amateur's match.
ARDUINNA handily defeated OU812 in a exciting 1 minute one-sided conflict.
TARVOS TRIGARANOS overpowered AWESOME 80'S in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
GERAR dispatched BUELL in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         TOTAL PARRY       94 -  85 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      14         AIMED BLOW        64 -  58 -  2      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  80 -  8      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         LUNGING ATTACK    71 -  65 - 13      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     39 -  39 -  3      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  49 -  4      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         SLASHING ATTACK   51 -  54 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  66 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      26 -  41 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  35 -  0      35  |

Turn 278 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:

TOTAL PARRY       13 -  5     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         8 -  6     BASHING ATTACK     1 - 10         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  7                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  CINNIMON ROLLE 5553        15   3  1  170 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULL STORMHELM 5559         14   6  3  132 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187       25  20  3  118 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                16  10  1  112 AVENGERS (146)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNIPER 4724                22  19  0  105 PLATOON (513)
TOTAL PARRY      POSEIDONIS 5540            14   6  1   92 AVENGERS (146)
BASHING ATTACK   URN4A TREAT! 5600           7   4  1   82 JUST DESSERTS (569)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OMAR 5626                  16  12  0   80 SHERMANS STABLE (578)
WALL OF STEEL    TERROR TWIN 5620            9   8  1   72 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 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555.  The ten other most popular fighters were SR-71 5790, 
TERROR TWIN 5620, THE MINSTREL 5936, BILSKIRNIR 5921, ULTHAR THUUNE 5411, ATLANTA 
5713, ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880, RAVAGER 5861, LODEN NORVIS 5693, and TWIN TERROR 5621.

The least popular fighter this week was STEPHEN 5460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694, TWINKIE THE SQUID 480, TONY 4957, FRED 4434, 
ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753, BUELL 5947, AWESOME 80'S 5954, HLOTHYN 5853, ANTHONY 5021, and 
THE AMPUTATER 5841.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CINNIMON ROLLE (31-5553) ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
HORAGALLES (31-5212) SOL INVICTUS (469)