DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2007    Duedate: 06/29/2007

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-279

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KATANA
AVENGERS (146)
(31-5420) [17-10-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KATANA                         BEDLAM
AVENGERS (146)                 CHAOS (611)
(31-5420) [17-10-1,118]        (31-5979) [5-1-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNORTY MCSNORT                 THERMOPYLAE
ALL NIGHT LONG (570)           WAR (613)
(31-5555) [7-11-0,82]          (31-5991) [1-0-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

OVERLORDS (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WAR (613)                   78
2. DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)     39      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. SORROW (614)                36      Unchartered Team
4. RAVAGING HORDE (601)        35
5. CHAOS (611)                 29      WAR (613)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WAR (613)                  5   0  1  100   1/ 2 OVERLORDS (509)          11  4 1
 2/ 0*CHAOS (611)               19   4  2 82.6   2/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (422)       9  6 1
 3- 1*HANNA BARBARIANS (608)    10   3  2 76.9   3/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)        8  4 0
 4/ 0*PESTILENCE (612)          19   7  0 73.1   4/ 3 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      8  6 1
 5/ 0*FAMINE (610)              16   6  1 72.7   5/ 1 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   8  6 0
 6/ 0*SORROW (614)               2   1  0 66.7   6/12*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      8  7 1
 7/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   190 103 16 64.8   7/ 0*CHAOS (611)               7  2 1
 8- 3 VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)      44  24  5 64.7   8/ 7 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   7  8 1
 9/ 0*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   19  13  2 59.4   9/ 0*PESTILENCE (612)          6  3 0
10/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)       178 134 17 57.1  10/ 6 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      6  9 0
11/ 5 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     690 554 30 55.5  11/17 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     6  9 0
12/ 6 NUMBERS GAME (403)       293 242 20 54.8  12/ 0*WAR (613)                 5  0 1
13/ 7 DARQUE FORCES (422)      231 196 12 54.1  13/21 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  5  1 0
14/ 9 SHERMANS STABLE (578)     72  64  1 52.9  14/14 AVENGERS (146)            5  4 0
15/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  260 235 14 52.5  15/22 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    5  4 0
16-11 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      81  75  6 51.9  16/10 NUMBERS GAME (403)        5 10 2
17/12 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     244 233 17 51.2  17/11 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0
18/13 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  410 396 31 50.9  18/ 0*FAMINE (610)              4  0 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/14 PLATOON (513)             93  91  7 50.5  19- 9 CISUM S. EKARD (451)      4  5 0
20/17 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  65  64  3 50.4  20-13 STORMWATCH (440)          3  0 0
21/15 OVERLORDS (509)          432 431 28 50.1  21/20 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      3  1 0
22/16 AVENGERS (146)           181 182 16 49.9  22/ 0*DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   3  2 0
23-18*DESOLATE ONES (595)       22  23  2 48.9  23-16 JUST DESSERTS (569)       3  6 0
24-19 STORMWATCH (440)         225 244 13 48.0  24/19 THE ANIMALS (574)         3 12 1
25-20 CLUB DV8 (575)            30  35  2 46.2  25/ 0*SORROW (614)              2  1 0
26/22 ALL NIGHT LONG (570)      49  59  5 45.4  26-15 CLUB DV8 (575)            2  3 0
27/28*RAVAGING HORDE (601)      12  16  1 42.9  27- 8*DESOLATE ONES (595)       2  3 0
28-23 JUST DESSERTS (569)       38  53  2 41.8  28/24 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      2  6 0
29/21 DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)      17  24  0 41.5  29/23 PLATOON (513)             2 10 0
30/24 THE ANIMALS (574)         41  64  4 39.0  30-26 VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)      1  1 0
31-26*OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)      7  13  0 35.0  31-18*OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)     0  5 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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And I saw when the Shepherd opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the
noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  And I saw, and behold
a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and
he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that
sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another:
and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.
And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in
his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, a blight has
covered Ghea.  Look deep into the heart and take measure of those before you.  See
thou hurt not the innocent and just.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say,
Come and see.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him
was Death, and Hell followed with him.  And power was given unto them over the fourth
part of the Ghea, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the
beasts of the Ghea.

And the riders of Apocalypse rode forth.

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Bosk sat up and looked around.  Flat gray plain stretching away to meet a flat
gray sky in a flat gray line.  Another limbo place.  This one was cold, with a
whistling wind, and a few lumpish boulders for landscaping.  He didn't like it.  No 
doubt it was better than having a mountain falling on top of him, but--  He
straightened farther, looked around closer at hand.  At Molly, sprawled on the
"ground" beside him, gasping for breath; two familiar gladiators, Tempus and the
Prince of Ar, facing outward with swords in hand, ready for trouble; an elven woman
he didn't know; and best of all, The Icelord.  Bosk heaved a sigh of relief.  When he
and his sword brother stood together, nothing could defeat them.
     But Bosk knew that look of utter concentration.  Battle joined.  He lurched to
his feet, staggered a little until the Prince of Ar steadied him on one side and
Molly on the other.  "What's happening?" he asked.
     "Some kind of magical bridge between worlds," Tempus answered.  "We have to take
it down before an invasion army can come across it."  He kept his attention on
something in the gray distance.  "Looks like the army's on the move already."
     Bosk squinted in the same direction.  He could see movement, but not details.
His vision was a little blurry, probably from the mountain almost falling on his
head, but it would clear up in time.  He blinked.  In time for what?  Well, for
whatever was needed, probably.  He always rose to the occasion.  It was a thing he
was good at.  He dismissed the point as meaningless.  "What should we be doing?"
     The gladiator shrugged.  "I don't know.  Be ready to provide a physical defense
if needed, but The Icelord and Lady Muirona have to handle the magical end of it."
     Bosk ran his gaze along the gray distance.  He was no mage, but he'd fought
enough of them over the years to--  Ah!  "Look there, beyond that... whatever it is,
tall skinny rock.  See how they funnel down to pass it, then spread out again?  
That's a choke point of some kind, and the place to stage a defense if we have to.
There aren't more than twenty past it so far, scouts, it looks like.  We need to be
there before the main army pours through."

     The Icelord grappled with the fragments of the spell that had attack Bosk.  His
sword-brother was free of it now, but it would be better not to leave this debris.
It could infect anyone who happened upon it, physically or magically.  The cursed
spell was so resilient, insanely so, it would NOT die despite his efforts.  It had to
die, because the first person it attacked would be himself or Muirona when they were
fully occupied fighting the Chaos mage here.  In fact, if he were the Chaos mage,
he'd press this deadly dust into service as a weapon and shield for himself.
     He watched as it slipped again through the fingers of his magic, pouring away
like water through a sieve.  The fragments glittered in an unseen light, eddied,
lifted and fell like swarming gnats.  His eyes narrowed.  This was another
manifestation of the Chaotic life that had allowed the spell to form a serpent
before, and other varieties of life before that.  Gnats... were hard to catch and
kill, because even one escaping would defeat his purpose.
     His purpose was not so easily defeated.
     He gathered an icy wind and spun it into a whirlwind.  Cold.  Colder.  Coldest.
His mind reached for a cold so absolute that no kind of life, no vestige of Chaos,
could exist within the volume he controlled.  The effort pushed the limits of his
strength and skill and could be, as he well knew, deadly to himself and all around
him if he lost control of it.  He bared his teeth.  He would not lose control.  The
motion of the spell fragments slowed, became stiffer.  He shaped the image of a basic
hexagonal ice crystal in his mind and imposed it over the slowly rotating debris.

     Bosk took a step toward what he thought of as the "pass," the choke point in the
invasion route.  The elven woman sang a short phrase in a language he didn't know.
     Molly caught his arm and translated.  "She says if you move out there, you'll be
outside the area she can protect."
     "Protect us from what?" Bosk demanded.  His hand went to his sword.  "I can
protect myself, and anyone with me!"  He noted her raised eyebrow and sighed,
remembering the recent encounter.  "Usually," he amended.  He squinted at the
approaching horde.  The leading scouts were close enough to see in detail now, and
they were not human.  Not quite.  Armed, though.  "Where is her defensive perimeter?
We need to do something."
     The elven woman sang another phrase.  Dust leaped and danced along a curving rim
about fifteen feet away.
     "There," Molly said, drawing her dagger and moving toward the line.  "She says
it's purely a magical defense and we WILL have to handle the physical part
ourselves."
     Bosk nodded and took his position directly between their little group and the
advancing enemies.  He noted that the gladiators took the flanks without needing
orders.  "You should keep back, Molly," he said.  "You've only got the dagger--"
     "Got a spare sword, if you can use it," Tempus said.  When Molly nodded, he
passed the extra weapon to her.

     The swirling spell fragments froze briefly into the crystalline form, and then
exploded with the mutual annihilation of perfect Order and perfect Chaos.  The
Icelord had already retreated from the point of contact, forming a shell of passive
energies around it.  The shell bulged and shivered, strained against the limits he
had set, then collapsed inward.  He staggered mentally under the sudden shift in
stress patterns, and was aware of another mind staggering in some location that was
metaphysically nearby.  His enemy, who had tried to turn the chaotic spell to his own
uses.
     And by that flinching away, his enemy had defined a line between the two of
them.  He drove a spear of ice down the line, raising a shield against the expected 
counterstroke.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings to my fellow warriors!  My name is Cinnamon Rolle, and I am undoubtedly the
most stylish duelmistress to grace the throne here in Chimlevtal in some time!!  On
top of that, I am the first member of our guild to hold the top spot in the arena so
it is quite the thrill to be where I am.  As if all of that weren't enough, my ascent
to the top has led me right through three COL nincompoops in my last three "duels",
two of which I swear were holding the wrong end of the sword when they stepped out on
the stands!  Nonetheless, I stopped giggling long enough to beat each of them
decidedly in one minute.  Kudos to Stephen, the lone of the three of them that
actually lasted past my first strike.  More of that to come boys, that advanced
master rating I learned against Stephen was not my first....

As for the recently completed tourney...it was a disappointment to me, at least--I
was only able to amass five wins.  I truly thought I had a chance to lay claim to the
overall victory as I have done here in our glorious city, but alas, the competition
was too fierce.  What's worse, I was five victories and no defeats at one point,
Noble said I got too cocky and forgot what I was doing.  I suppose for once in his
life he may have actually been right.  I could not tell--but it looked like my plight
befell many of our warriors here, as I did not see many familiar names on the roll
call of those who gathered the necessary eight wins to be considered tournament
victors.  We can all collectively hope that we can and will do better next time--and
to any of those that I overlooked I apologize.

That is all for this turn Chimlevtal, as there is much training to be done!  Our
squad is still ten fights below the .500 mark, and it is a joint goal of ours to
breach that mark before the New Year is upon us!  For now, I bid you farewell!

Cinnamon Rolle

                                      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 THE STORMBRINGERS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the OVERLORDS stable.  Coming up with a 
solid 2-0-0 outing, CAESAR'S POOL HALL has advanced 8 places in the rankings.  
Advancing in the rankings was RAVAGING HORDE who went from last turn's 8-15-0, to 
this week's record of 12-16-1.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if they 
fought you, hurt)?  WAR, on their very first turn, went 5-0-1.  SORROW seems to have 
it's eye on the top team spot, and if they continue having 2-1-0 weeks they may get 
it!  Hey everybody, watch out for THERMOPYLAE, who flew up 21 points in the rankings 
after mashing SEVENTH HEAVEN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  DIRDEN II was overcame by DISCORD 
and drops 16 points.  Our battling duelmaster CINNIMON ROLLE has managed to hold the 
title, fending off POSEIDONIS' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
AVENGERS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming 
at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ALL NIGHT LONG, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does CHIMLEVTAL really have that 
many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
OVERLORDS beats feet every time ALL NIGHT LONG smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And 
who is this TERROR TWIN you ask, with 77 points and a 9-9-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying ULTHAR URUV 
will do.  He challenged 17 points down to trash TERROR TWIN.  Definition of petty:  
ULTHAR URUV bested TERROR TWIN, a mismatch of 17 points.  Challenging down 27 points 
was CORNELIUS.  Pretty soon he'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only 
way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  CORNELIUS won victory over BADGER, a 
mismatch of 27 points.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic fans was OBERON 
STORMBLADE, who was successfully challenged by SLATE G35 who had a mere 24 points 
more than OBERON STORMBLADE.  Definition of petty:  SLATE G35 dealt death to  OBERON 
STORMBLADE, a mismatch of 24 points.  Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, 
just saying HUNGER will do.  He challenged 20 points down to trash ULL BLOODSTORM.  
Definition of petty:  HUNGER beat ULL BLOODSTORM, a mismatch of 20 points.  
Challenging down 18 points was ULTHAR REDBLADE.  Pretty soon he'll be using two 
shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  Definition of petty:  
ULTHAR REDBLADE defeated AWESOME 80'S, a mismatch of 18 points.  Getting lots of 
flowers from sympathetic fans was RYU-KISHIN, who was successfully challenged by 
CIRCA 1968 who had a mere 18 points more than RYU-KISHIN.  Definition of petty:  
CIRCA 1968 killed RYU-KISHIN, a mismatch of 18 points.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Big deal, so TWIN TERROR got 
mashed in the Dark Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than 
with us. (Waka waka).  Proving again that CHIMLEVTAL is not rated G, SLATE G35 of the 
NUMBERS GAME slew the warrior OBERON STORMBLADE in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look 
for a bloodfeud.  Carrion Bird Heaven:  OBERON STORMBLADE was slain by SLATE G35 (The 
true definition of 'Street Pizza').  Congrats to SNIPER for revenging the death of 
his teammate (but more importantly, feeding ULTHAR STORMHELM a bit of dirt).  In the 
'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, GERAR was mashed by SLOCUM, who let GERAR know 
that killing members of SHERMANS STABLE is a no-no.  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATANA 5420                  17  10  1   118       AVENGERS (146)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULL STORMHELM 5559           14   6  3   132       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149          12   8  1   112       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 DUST MITE 5390               12   2  1   110       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-ULTHAR UTHERYDES 5682        11   3  0   110       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         25  21  3   109       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SNIPER 4724                  23  19  0   108       PLATOON (513)
 ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557          14  10  2    99       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411           21  13  2    98       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 LES NAYLE 5044               15  40  0    98       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 STEPHEN 5460                 20  11  0    96       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-DUALIN 5799                   7   2  1    96       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 GERI 5473                    17  12  0    93       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409             22  12  4    92       OVERLORDS (509)
 POSEIDONIS 5540              14   7  1    92       AVENGERS (146)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ULF STORMHELM 5612           13   4  0    89       STORMWATCH (440)
 VALKYRIE 5351                19  21  0    84       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-URN4A TREAT! 5600             7   4  1    82       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 SNORTY MCSNORT 5555           7  11  0    82       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             15  35  0    80       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 OMAR 5626                    16  13  0    79       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 BEDLAM 5979                   5   1  1    78       CHAOS (611)
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 5950         4   0  0    78       HANNA BARBARIANS (608)
 TERROR TWIN 5620              9   9  1    77       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)
-GEORGE JETSON 5951            6   3  2    74       HANNA BARBARIANS (608)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CERIDWEN 5636                10   5  0    73       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-ULTHAR ES 5418               13  15  0    72       STORMWATCH (440)
-TNEG UNDET 4373               9   8  1    71       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 CORNELIUS 3485                7   2  0    70       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 SLATE G35 5637               13   5  2    68       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             13  18  1    68       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISCORD 5977                  6   1  0    66       CHAOS (611)
-RUDE AWAKENING 234           12   4  3    62       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 SEPTIMIUS 3484                6   3  0    60       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 THANATOS 5964                 4   2  1    60       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 LOWLY WORM 5383              12  20  1    58       AVENGERS (146)
 VIP SECTION 5531             12  10  2    57       ALL NIGHT LONG (570)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MAD OBOIST 238           12   4  2    56       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
-NOSSER PEEL 4395              9   9  0    54       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
-KANDI LAND 5582               9   4  0    54       CLUB DV8 (575)
 ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556         8  16  2    53       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 DIRDEN I 5654                 9   8  0    52       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 EAGLE 5578                   12   9  0    49       THE ANIMALS (574)
 DIRDEN II 5655                9   8  1    49       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 BLACK PLAGUE 5986             5   1  0    46       PESTILENCE (612)
 CHOLERA 5984                  5   1  0    44       PESTILENCE (612)
 ATAXIA 5978                   4   1  0    43       CHAOS (611)
 GRIM REAPER 5963              4   2  0    43       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 LOCUST 5980                   5   1  0    42       PESTILENCE (612)
 MARSHMALLOW MAN 5694          3   1  0    41       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BADGER 5576                   9  12  1    40       THE ANIMALS (574)
-ELP RUPPEED 4449              5   6  0    40       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 CHALDEA 5836                  8   2  0    38       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-DEARTH 5968                   5   0  0    38       FAMINE (610)
-MAIDEN DAQUERIE 236          10   7  0    37       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
-HERUGRIM 5653                 6   7  0    37       STORMWATCH (440)
-LOKISAN 5797                  5   4  0    37       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 INFLUENZA 5983                4   2  0    37       PESTILENCE (612)
-CHICA LOCA 5585               5   8  0    36       CLUB DV8 (575)
-ULTHAR REDBEARD 5843          5   2  1    35       STORMWATCH (440)
 MAJOR PAIN 5463               5   4  0    35       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 HUNGER 5969                   5   1  0    35       FAMINE (610)
-TWINKIE THE SQUID 480         4   3  0    35       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
-STARVATION 5971               3   4  0    34       FAMINE (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATLANTA 5713                  8   6  0    33       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
-STILETTO 5581                 7   6  0    33       CLUB DV8 (575)
 HLOTHYN 5853                  6   0  0    33       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 AZRAEL 5966                   4   3  0    33       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-BONE GOLEM 5870               3   0  2    33       STORMWATCH (440)
 DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752        3   1  0    33       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ULTHAR CYAZARES 5880          5   2  0    32       OVERLORDS (509)
 BANSHEE 5967                  4   3  0    32       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
-SU MIRP 4999                  3   1  0    32       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693             7   9  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-BLONDIE 5882                  3   0  0    30       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 RAT'S NEST 5976               4   1  1    29       CHAOS (611)
 CIRCA 1968 5915               3   2  1    29       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         2   0  0    29       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 SAMAEL 5965                   3   3  1    28       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 THALFI HALF-EAR 5920          5   0  0    26       OVERLORDS (509)
 SLOCUM 5919                   4   1  0    26       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          4   7  0    25       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR THE PIOUS 5753         6   6  0    24       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-MAXIMIUS 3276                 5   9  0    24       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUIGI 4893                    4   5  0    23       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-NOMANDATTER 5898              2   2  0    23       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 TONY 4957                     4   4  0    22       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
 BILSKIRNIR 5921               3   2  2    21       OVERLORDS (509)
-HUNTRESS 5924                 2   1  1    21       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 SALAMIS 5988                  1   0  1    21       WAR (613)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991              1   0  0    21       WAR (613)
-MIMIR 5800                    5   4  0    19       DESOLATE ONES (595)
 THE MINSTREL 5936             2   1  0    19       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 MALAISE 5996                  1   0  0    19       SORROW (614)
 RAVAGER 5861                  3   2  0    18       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 GUIDO 4890                    2   7  0    18       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-TATTLE TAIL 5754              3   5  1    17       CLUB DV8 (575)
 ZIKLAG 5913                   3   2  0    17       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 THE MUTALATER 5842            3   2  0    16       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 THE AMPUTATER 5841            1   4  1    16       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 MELANCHOLY 5997               1   0  0    16       SORROW (614)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           3   3  1    15       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-MAGNISON 5899                 2   2  0    14       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 MARATHON 5990                 1   0  0    14       WAR (613)
-THIRST 5973                   2   1  0    13       FAMINE (610)
 SUPER RAPID 5751              0   3  0    13       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 OU812 5943                    0   2  0    12       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 AARGGH! 5907                  3   2  0    11       RAVAGING HORDE (601)
 ALESIA 5989                   1   0  0    11       WAR (613)
 ANTIOCH 5987                  1   0  0    11       WAR (613)
-LICORICE WHIP 5638            3   1  0    10       JUST DESSERTS (569)
-KYNDIGDATTER 5901             2   2  0    10       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 ARDUINNA 5903                 1   1  0    10       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884        1   1  0    10       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-CONTORTED ELF 237             2   3  0     9       VOODOO ZOO ETC. (42)
 KISH 5923                     2   3  0     9       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-GNIRAE NEDLOG 5940            1   1  0     9       CISUM S. EKARD (451)
 GERAR 5945                    1   1  1     7       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             1   2  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-GINNUNGAGAP 5902              1   3  0     6       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 CANAAN 5962                   1   0  0     5       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SHELBY 5958                   1   0  0     5       SHERMANS STABLE (578)
 ANTHONY 5021                  1   1  0     4       DJ'S HIT SQUAD (523)
-MODISON 5900                  0   4  0     4       OUT OF NIFLHELM (605)
 SEVENTH HEAVEN 5935           0   3  0     3       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-YANKEE ROSE 5928              0   2  0     2       CLUB DV8 (575)
 AWESOME 80'S 5954             0   2  0     2       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 LYNX 5960                     0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)
-ADMIRAL PIE 5941              0   1  0     1       JUST DESSERTS (569)
 DESPAIR 5995                  0   1  0     1       SORROW (614)
 BOB CAT 5959                  0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)
 MUSH OX 5961                  0   1  0     1       THE ANIMALS (574)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 340  0  1 0   1                   SALAMIS 5988          279 NONE    
TWIN TERROR 5621       5 13 1 ALL NIGHT LONG 570    WURM KIN 362          279 NONE    
BEAR 5577             11  7 1 THE ANIMALS 574       URN4A TREAT! 5600     276         
GATOR 5917             0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       BILSKIRNIR 5921       275 REVENGED
LIZARD 5938            0  1 0 THE ANIMALS 574       BILSKIRNIR 5921       277 REVENGED
ZOTHIQUE 5597          4  4 0 AVENGERS 146          SLATE G35 5637        275 NOT REVE
MENDAL OMSHIL 5043    15 31 0 MIDDLE WAY 7 536      ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557   275 NOT REVE

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ZERO 2 SIXTY 5916      1  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      HUNTRESS 5924         276         
OBERON STORMBLAD 5632  7 12 1 OVERLORDS 509         SLATE G35 5637        279         
SR-71 5790             3  7 1 PLATOON 513           THE RAGE MAN 359      279 NONE    
APACHE 5866            4  2 0 PLATOON 513           ULTHAR STORMHELM 5556 278 JUST REV
COLUMBIA 5927          1  3 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   THE AMPUTATER 5841    279         
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 NONE    
BUELL 5947             0  1 0 SHERMANS STABLE 578   GERAR 5945            278 JUST REV
RYU-KISHIN 5925        1  3 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    CIRCA 1968 5915       279         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ceridwen -- (shying back in alarm)  No WAY I'm going to hit a goddess!  Especially a
vindictive one, and your reputation, ma'am, goes ahead of you. -- Kolum Marod
P.S.  I may not like hospitals much, but I like 'em better than morgues.

Thalfi Half-Ear -- I wasn't making a snide remark about your ear, honest!  I was just
reporting that I'd HEARD a snide remark from someone else.  I'm sure that "someone
else" was a person of no couth or judgment, too.  Just a total goof, but not ME. --
Norbel Perde

Ulthar Thuune -- Wow, that was a shock!  And I really, really enjoyed it.  Any chance
of, what'd they call it?  A "reprise"? -- Les Nayle, much taken with this "winning"
stuff

Ull Stormhelm -- What the heck?  I don't see why the audience should laugh at you as
well as me.  I was doing dumb stuff, sure, but you were doing okay. -- Norgen Pelh
P.S.  It can't have been because of you burying me in the sand, since you didn't do
that till after they laughed.  It's just a mystery.

Major Pain -- Is that worse or less bad than Private Anguish?  Given the choice, I'd
do without either.  Hmm.  I wonder if I could get a General Amnesty? -- Loden Norvis

Our congratulations to Cinnamon Rolle and Horagalles. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TWIN TERROR was viciously butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SR-71 was viciously butchered by THE RAGE MAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SNIPER demolished ULTHAR STORMHELM in a 2 minute bloody uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SLOCUM bested GERAR in a 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud fight.
BLACK PLAGUE subdued ULTHAR CYAZARES in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
DUST MITE viciously subdued LES NAYLE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
ULTHAR THUUNE devastated CERIDWEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ULTHAR URUV overcame TERROR TWIN in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
GERI won victory over SNORTY MCSNORT in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
CORNELIUS overpowered BADGER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge fight.
SLATE G35 killed OBERON STORMBLADE in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
MAJOR PAIN was handily defeated by DIRDEN I in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
MARSHMALLOW MAN was savagely defeated by SEPTIMIUS in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
LOCUST handily defeated ULTHAR THE PIOUS in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge fight.
THALFI HALF-EAR slimly won victory over OU812 in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
DAZZLING DULL DAY outlasted TONY in a unpopular 17 minute Challenge brawl.
HUNGER unbelievably bested ULL BLOODSTORM in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
HLOTHYN overpowered ZIKLAG in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ULTHAR REDBLADE overpowered AWESOME 80'S in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
THE MINSTREL overcame NORBEL PERDE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
THE AMPUTATER assassinated COLUMBIA in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge duel.
CIRCA 1968 easily killed RYU-KISHIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BILSKIRNIR bested ARDUINNA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
RAVAGER narrowly defeated KISH in a 2 minute brutal beginner's Challenge fight.
CINNIMON ROLLE savagely defeated POSEIDONIS in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
ULTHAR THYDRIM won victory over OMAR in a action packed 2 minute expert's bout.
KATANA overpowered VALKYRIE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fray.
HORAGALLES overcame SVEIN FORKBEARD in a 1 minute veteran's duel.
NORGEN PELH was overpowered by STEPHEN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
LOWLY WORM was handily defeated by BEDLAM in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
DIRDEN II was overpowered by DISCORD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KOLUM MAROD savagely defeated EAGLE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's fray.
VIP SECTION defeated SAMAEL in a exciting 1 minute brutal struggle.
INFLUENZA was devastated by THANATOS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
RAT'S NEST was narrowly defeated by GRIM REAPER in a exciting 5 minute bloody match.
CHOLERA demolished GUIDO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ATAXIA overpowered AZRAEL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CHALDEA handily defeated LODEN NORVIS in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ATLANTA vanquished SUPER RAPID in a 2 minute one-sided match.
LUIGI was luckily beaten by BANSHEE in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
ANTHONY slimly lost to MARATHON in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's match.
SEVENTH HEAVEN was viciously subdued by THERMOPYLAE in a 5 minute fight.
AARGGH! was handily defeated by MALAISE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched melee.
TARVOS TRIGARANOS was overpowered by MELANCHOLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE MUTALATER overpowered MUSH OX in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANTIOCH overpowered BOB CAT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
SALAMIS slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALESIA overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's bout.
CANAAN subdued DESPAIR in a 1 minute novice's fight.
LYNX was overcome by SHELBY in a 3 minute amateur's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 18         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  65 - 12      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  18         STRIKING ATTACK   88 -  79 -  9      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY       92 -  84 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  43 -  4      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        62 -  58 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   53 -  50 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-RIPOSTE     33 -  40 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  69 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  37 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  31 -  0      31  |

Turn 279 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         5 -  6         5  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  8     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  9                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  8                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5420                17  10  1  118 AVENGERS (146)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUST MITE 5390             12   2  1  110 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
STRIKING ATTACK  SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187       25  21  3  109 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNIPER 4724                23  19  0  108 PLATOON (513)
TOTAL PARRY      STEPHEN 5460               20  11  0   96 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OMAR 5626                  16  13  0   79 SHERMANS STABLE (578)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORNELIUS 3485              7   2  0   70 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THANATOS 5964               4   2  1   60 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM REAPER 5963            4   2  0   43 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNORTY MCSNORT 5555.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THERMOPYLAE 5991.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNORTY MCSNORT 
5555, DUST MITE 5390, SEPTIMIUS 3484, GRIM REAPER 5963, TERROR TWIN 5620, SLATE G35 
5637, OBERON STORMBLADE 5632, OU812 5943, ULTHAR THYDRIM 5557, and KOLUM MAROD 5344.

The least popular fighter this week was TONY 4957.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAZZLING DULL DAY 5752, BOB CAT 5959, MUSH OX 5961, TARVOS TRIGARANOS 
5884, AARGGH! 5907, ANTHONY 5021, AZRAEL 5966, GUIDO 4890, INFLUENZA 5983, and DIRDEN 
II 5655.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SNIPER (31-4724) PLATOON (513)

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

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