DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/28/2008    Duedate: 07/25/2008

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-293

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXECUTIONER
RETRIBUTION (608)
(31-5951) [9-3-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORNELIUS                      PIGEON
CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)       RAPTOR (616)
(31-3485) [14-3-0,126]         (31-6179) [4-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOWLY WORM                     BADGER
AVENGERS (146)                 THE ANIMALS (574)
(31-5383) [16-30-1,90]         (31-5576) [13-19-1,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOL INVICTUS (469)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PESTILENCE (612)            52
2. RETRIBUTION (608)           25      RETRIBUTION (608)
3. THE STORMBRINGERS (359)     22      Unchartered Team
4. LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)     16
5. THE ANIMALS (574)           15      RAPTOR (616)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 RETRIBUTION (608)         15   4  2 78.9   1/ 1 SOL INVICTUS (469)       11  4 4
 2/ 3 PESTILENCE (612)          43  16  3 72.9   2/ 2*RAPTOR (616)              9  6 0
 3/ 4 WAR (613)                 46  19  3 70.8   3/ 5 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  7  6 0
 4/ 5 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   42  23  4 64.6   4/ 4 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   7  8 0
 5/ 7 SOL INVICTUS (469)       213 165 22 56.3   5/ 8 THE ANIMALS (574)         7  8 0
 6/ 6*RAPTOR (616)              14  11  0 56.0   6/ 3 WAR (613)                 6  4 0
 7/ 8 FAMINE (610)              24  20  1 54.5   7/ 7 PESTILENCE (612)          5  3 1
 8/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  294 271 16 52.0   8/10 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5  9 0
 9-11 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     258 241 17 51.7   9/ 9 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   5 10 0
10/12 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  445 430 34 50.9  10/13 RETRIBUTION (608)         4  0 0
11/13 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)  80  80  3 50.0  11/12 DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)   3  2 1
12/14 AVENGERS (146)           191 195 16 49.5  12- 6 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  3 0
13/16 THE ANIMALS (574)         62  98  4 38.8  13/18 AVENGERS (146)            1  2 0
14/17 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)       114 227  2 33.4  14/11 FAMINE (610)              1  2 0
15-18*THE ENDLESS (617)          1   4  0 20.0  15-16*THE ENDLESS (617)         1  4 0
16-19*THE BULLTAMERS (520)       0   1  0  0.0  16-19*THE BULLTAMERS (520)      0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Barikala:

     The Icelord reached out with his mind and touched Power.  Whatever and wherever
its origin, the Light of Barikala was a fountain of pure power.  It must have been
controlled in some fashion before, to make Alastari safe, but he could sense no
traces of such control patterns now.  Well, if Sheila had harnessed it before, she
would have to do so again.  He reached outward, toward the barrier that enclosed
Barikala.
     There.  The texture of the rushing power was much like that of the Light itself.
Ah, then the Light might perhaps have generated the barrier itself, when whatever
other control was involved failed?  That made it trickier.  Good.  Tricky didn't
scare him; he liked a challenge.  He began to consider how he might best break the
link between Light and barrier.

     Once The Icelord and Jehanvar had settled down to start their work, Bosk led the
two gladiators on a circuit of the immediate area.  The Icelord thought they might
have to defend this area against desperate men, and he was probably right.  The
magicians were set up on a flat stone pavement, a sort of plaza, near the tower of
the Light, and there were only two ways it could be approached.  Along the beach,
which was narrow and stony and would not make easy walking, or along the narrow road
that led out from the town.  He judged the road to be the point of greatest danger
and chose that for his watch post, sending the gladiators to keep an eye on the
beach, one looking in either direction.
     Then he drew his sword and waited.
     Not for long.
     Behind him was a rising moan, wind and wave driven to frenzy, and something
else.  Overhead, between the island and the dome of the barrier, clouds formed and
dissolved and reformed, whirled and sped madly away from the eye over the Light
itself.  Lightning crackled continually.  No rain fell, though it would have been a
relief.  Sunlight twice filtered, by the barrier and the clouds, was unreliable.  But
something was moving on the road, in the indistinct distance.
     Something came closer and took shape out of the distortion.  A man, and three
others following him.  Bosk's mustaches quivered in the fierceness of his grin.  One
man--not a wolf, but a half-discipline cur dog--and three sheep.  Child's play.  He
swung his sword so that the light within it glittered in their faces.
     The sheep retreated.  Odd how they really did look like sheep.  Scrawny sheep
with coarse wool.  The cur leaped at him, barking curses.  Bosk remained cool, gauged
the beast's trajectory, and cut it in half.  The hind feet scrabbled briefly and went
still, but the fore-paws clawed at the ground and dragged the other half closer, the
jaws, foam-flecked, snarled and snapped.  Bosk opened his mouth to curse the thing,
then shut it quickly.  There was some kind of magic running wild here, and he would
do best to give it nothing to form on.
     He thought he heard shouts from the beach, but the storm was increasing, and he
couldn't be sure.  He had an impulse to go and see what was happening, but stifled
it.  Tempus and the Prince of Ar were competent.  Besides, this, here on this road,
was his position, and there were likely to be more threats here at any time.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
                       (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail CHIMLEVTAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for MILITARY MAYHEM, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 12th.  AVENGERS 
stable has parlayed this turn's 1-0-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 13th place.  Good work, guys!  The PESTILENCE guild has had a 3-1-1 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, INFLUENZA fought LODEN NORVIS and gained 25 points 
and contributed to PESTILENCE's 3-1-1.  LODEN NORVIS has lost to INFLUENZA, falling 
14 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 7 a 1-3-0 turn.  EXECUTIONER challenged for 
the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone SOL INVICTUS' warrior.  We 
should ask EXECUTIONER about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Mourngrym Inn and Tavern uses trolls in 
their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the THE STORMBRINGERS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on CHIMLEVTAL, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided THE STORMBRINGERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SOL INVICTUS.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that DIRDEN I from LORDS OF 
VALHALLA was CHIMLEVTAL's most challenged warrior this turn.  SAMAEL of DEATH'S 
DISCIPLES had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge 
which he lost.  I thought SAMAEL showed great skill and promise when he was bested by 
ULL HARDHAMMER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CHIMLEVTAL and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CHIMLEVTAL again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXECUTIONER 5951              9   3  2   121       RETRIBUTION (608)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNELIUS 3485               14   3  0   126       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 THERMOPYLAE 5991             11   2  0   114       WAR (613)
 VINDICATOR 5950               6   1  0    96       RETRIBUTION (608)
 CHOLERA 5984                 11   5  0    93       PESTILENCE (612)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOWLY WORM 5383              16  30  1    90       AVENGERS (146)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344             19  26  1    87       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAJOR PAIN 5463               9   7  0    86       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 EAGLE 5578                   17  15  0    79       THE ANIMALS (574)
-BLACK PLAGUE 5986            11   3  0    77       PESTILENCE (612)
 DIRDEN I 5654                14  17  0    75       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SALAMIS 5988                 10   3  1    75       WAR (613)
 ANTIOCH 5987                 10   3  1    74       WAR (613)
 TARVOS TRIGARANOS 5884       10   6  1    70       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-AZRAEL 5966                   8   3  0    68       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 HLOTHYN 5853                 12   7  0    67       SOL INVICTUS (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BADGER 5576                  13  19  1    64       THE ANIMALS (574)
 INFLUENZA 5983                5   3  0    64       PESTILENCE (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR REDBLADE 5802          9  16  2    55       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 LODEN NORVIS 5693            11  19  0    52       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-GRIM REAPER 5963              7   3  0    51       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 TYPHUS 5992                   6   1  0    50       PESTILENCE (612)
 BANSHEE 5967                  9   6  0    47       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 PIGEON 6179                   4   1  0    45       RAPTOR (616)
 ULL BLOODSTORM 5897           9  11  1    40       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 HIISI 6202                    3   0  2    40       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ALESIA 5989                   8   5  1    38       WAR (613)
 VULTURE 6183                  5   0  0    38       RAPTOR (616)
-HUNGER 5969                   7   3  0    37       FAMINE (610)
-PRIVATE LAPDANCE 5656         4   2  0    36       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-DEARTH 5968                   6   2  0    35       FAMINE (610)
 BOB CAT 5959                  5   7  0    35       THE ANIMALS (574)
-COLONEL O'CORN 6171           3   1  0    35       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-STARVATION 5971               3   7  0    34       FAMINE (610)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREKI 6169                    4   3  0    32       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-COMMODORE AMIGA 5748          3   1  0    32       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 ULL HARDHAMMER 6170           4   3  0    30       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SIGURD 6148                   4   5  0    30       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 OSWELL QUIRN 6150             3   6  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NORBEL PERDE 5934             5  12  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-PARCHED 6161                  2   1  0    27       FAMINE (610)
 DELIUM 6187                   4   0  0    24       WAR (613)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYNX 5960                     5   7  0    22       THE ANIMALS (574)
 ULL HELMSPLITTER 6158         4   4  1    22       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SCOURGE 6221                  1   0  1    21       PESTILENCE (612)
-MARLENUS 6184                 1   0  0    20       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 CUMULUS 6201                  3   0  0    19       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 DEPRIVATION 6162              1   2  0    19       FAMINE (610)
 SAMAEL 6168                   2   2  0    18       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 MUSH OX 5961                  2  10  0    16       THE ANIMALS (574)
 AZALIN 6178                   2   4  0    16       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SHIVA 6197                    1   0  1    16       DEATH'S DISCIPLES (609)
 CRASSUS 6188                  2   1  0    15       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
 FLAVIUS 6198                  1   2  0    13       CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
-TEAM CAPTAIN 6190             1   0  0    10       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-DESPAIR 6196                  1   0  0     8       THE ENDLESS (617)
-DREAM 6195                    0   1  0     7       THE ENDLESS (617)
 NIGHTOWL 6205                 1   1  0     6       RAPTOR (616)
-DESTINY 6194                  0   1  0     5       THE ENDLESS (617)
-DELIRIUM 6192                 0   1  0     1       THE ENDLESS (617)
 ZIPHER 6218                   0   1  0     1       RAPTOR (616)
-BRAGON 4866                   0   1  0     1       THE BULLTAMERS (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DESTRUCTION 6193              0   1  0     1       THE ENDLESS (617)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DUD 6219                0  1 0 CAESAR'S POOL HA 350 LIGHTBRINGER          293  NONE
DAGNABBIT 6220          0  1 0 LORDS OF VALHALL 508 SHIVA 6197            293   
LE'LORINEL 6159         4  3 0 LORDS OF VALHALL 508 TARVOS TRIGARANO 5884 292   
BUZZARD 6182            2  2 0 RAPTOR 616           HIISI 6202            292   
GULL 6181               2  3 0 RAPTOR 616           HIISI 6202            293   
NIMRODEL 6207           1  1 1 SOL INVICTUS 469     SCOURGE 6221          293   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Icelord -- I await your return as your secure our holdings on Polaris!  Est
Sularis Oth Mithas!  (Hope everything gets turned around in the RW, My Brother)!
Salute! -- High Lord Bosk

Major Pain -- Good fight. -- Les Nayle
P.S.  I wanted to say more, but Jorja was adamant.

Hlothyn -- Good fight. -- Loden Norvis
P.S.  For you.

Commodore Amiga -- Good fight. -- Norbel Perde
P.S.  If you like that kind of thing.

Crassus -- Good fight. -- Oswell Quirn
P.S.  So they tell me.  I wouldn't know.

Lowly Worm -- Good fight. -- Kolum Marod

Ceridwen -- Congratulations. -- the Middle Way crew

Shiva -- Good tourney. -- the Middle Way crew

We'd be glad to engage in conversation, repartee, or even idle chitchat in the
personals, but it takes two. -- the Middle Way crew

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUD was butchered by LIGHTBRINGER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GULL was slaughtered by HIISI in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
EXECUTIONER demolished CERIDWEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
VINDICATOR devastated DIRDEN I in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
HLOTHYN was savagely defeated by EAGLE in a 10 minute bloody Challenge competition.
ANTIOCH lost to LOWLY WORM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
SALAMIS overpowered ULTHAR REDBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PIGEON defeated BOB CAT in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert upset Challenge melee.
TYPHUS luckily beat ULL BLOODSTORM in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
CRASSUS was overpowered by OSWELL QUIRN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge match.
SAMAEL was overpowered by ULL HARDHAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
NIGHTOWL was subdued by LYNX in a 1 minute amateur vs. master Challenge competition.
DELIUM subdued FLAVIUS in a 2 minute Challenge match.
KOLUM MAROD was devastated by THERMOPYLAE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
CORNELIUS overcame CHOLERA in a popular 1 minute expert's fight.
TARVOS TRIGARANOS devastated ALESIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LODEN NORVIS was overpowered by INFLUENZA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BADGER savagely defeated BANSHEE in a exciting 4 minute brutal bout.
NORBEL PERDE was overpowered by VULTURE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SIGURD overcame DEPRIVATION in a 1 minute competition.
ULL HELMSPLITTER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FREKI vanquished MUSH OX in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
AZALIN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
CUMULUS savagely defeated ZIPHER in a 2 minute gory novice's match.
NIMRODEL was slaughtered by SCOURGE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
SHIVA assassinated DAGNABBIT in a 2 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    57 -  50 -  4      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   63 -  56 -  7      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  36 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        32 -  42 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  37 -  4      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  16 -  0      33  |

Turn 293 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  EXECUTIONER 5951            9   3  2  121 RETRIBUTION (608)
LUNGING ATTACK   CORNELIUS 3485             14   3  0  126 CAESAR'S POOL HALL (350)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHOLERA 5984               11   5  0   93 PESTILENCE (612)
AIMED BLOW       EAGLE 5578                 17  15  0   79 THE ANIMALS (574)
TOTAL PARRY      HLOTHYN 5853               12   7  0   67 SOL INVICTUS (469)
BASHING ATTACK   INFLUENZA 5983              5   3  0   64 PESTILENCE (612)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOWLY WORM 5383.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BADGER 5576.  The ten other most popular fighters were ULL BLOODSTORM 5897, 
FLAVIUS 6198, CORNELIUS 3485, PIGEON 6179, CUMULUS 6201, EXECUTIONER 5951, VINDICATOR 
5950, LOWLY WORM 5383, TYPHUS 5992, and OSWELL QUIRN 6150.

The least popular fighter this week was EAGLE 5578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NIMRODEL 6207, ZIPHER 6218, MUSH OX 5961, NORBEL PERDE 5934, ALESIA 
5989, KOLUM MAROD 5344, SAMAEL 6168, CRASSUS 6188, HLOTHYN 5853, and GULL 6181.

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

CERIDWEN (31-5636) SOL INVICTUS (469)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!