DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2004    Duedate: 05/18/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-471

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STYLISH
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4116) [9-2-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STYLISH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           
(32-4116) [9-2-1,102]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAY FISTAFOLES                 PRIVATE PROPERTY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-3852) [19-12-1,94]         (32-4029) [10-6-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        65
2. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       43      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     16      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG II (354)          0
5. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)      -26      LBA FAN (255)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      44  16  5 73.3   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  4 1
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     62  32  4 66.0   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  8 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    732 428 39 63.1   3/ 5 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      6  4 1
 4- 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354)        8   7  0 53.3   4- 3*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       4  1 0
 5/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  287 415 10 40.9   5/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     4  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #79 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The pillar of light over Barikala was not an attack in any obvious way, but
Artemisia found no comfort in that.  It was probably magical.  No, it was definitely
magical.  No one had been able to explain it in the months, the years since the
Invasion, but they'd figured out that early on.  Well, what else could it be?  And
it, or something connected to it, was deadly dangerous, because no ship or single
visitor had returned from Barikala after the pillar first appeared.  Those ship
captains who normally used Zukal's port had long since worked out the limits of
safety in the waters around Barikala, and The Golden Moon was well outside that 
limit.  But...the zombies were something new on the chart.
     A man screamed behind her, along the ship's other rail, and she whirled.  There
was movement beyond the rail, black on near black, hard to make out.  Lanterns lit
the ship's deck but cast no significant light beyond it.  She could see one of her
sailors staggering toward the rail with some kind of dark cable wrapped around the
middle of his body, but not what lay beyond and pulled him.
     She didn't need to see.  She crossed to that side of the deck, her cutlass
whistling down on the cable.  The blade bit, but not deeply, the cable was more
rubbery than a normal rope.  It wasn't a rope, of course.  She saw with disgust
rather than fear that it was a tentacle, though what creature would have a tentacle
four inches thick at any point was not something she cared to think deeply about.
The Lady Protector hacked downward again.
     There were more cries.  Fear, loathing, terror.  More tentacles reaching up and
over the ship's side.  Tentacles on one side of the ship, zombies on the other.
Neither group of sailors could abandon their own task to aid the other.  Both
attacking forces were stronger than Artemisia had expected.  She began to wonder if
her crew and her ship would survive at all.

Niatoli Island:

     Lord Protector Ghenis walked along the waterfront of the island's only real town
and looked over the shipping on hand.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but he
figured he'd know it when he saw it.  Some people might have taken him for a tourist
and considered robbing him, or selling him the kind of trash that hustlers always
sold to strangers and rubes, but...not here.  This town had an arena, and they knew
that kind of walk, that assured and dangerous stance.  He could be a hick with hay
growing out his ears, but as long as he was a Lord Protector, no one would mistreat
him so.  At least, no one but another Lord Protector.  And since he wasn't such a
hick....  He smiled, a baring of his teeth that drove human rats out of his path.
     Ah.  There was a man on the street ahead of him, talking to a probably ship
captain.  A man who, like himself, was unmistakably a Lord Protector.  Tall, hard,
maybe not quite human, although Ghenis couldn't put his finger firmly on the
difference.  Something in the way he stood, maybe.  Not that it matter.  This looked
like a man he could work with.
     When the man turned away from the sailor, Ghenis was there, nodding his head in
a move as close to a bow as he ever got.  "I'm Ghenis, from Zukal," he said, and
raised a questioning eyebrow.
     The other frowned.  Odd, at this close distance, he seemed almost...scaled.
"Agro, Lapur," the man said shortly.
     Ghenis noted that the sailor was moving away, clearly dissociating himself from
the two gladiators.  "I have control of a ship," Ghenis said, "and I am minded to
make a raid on the invaders at Monuntial.  You look like a man who might be
interested in that."
     Agro's frown deepened, but he smiled, baring pointed, over-large teeth.  "I'm
interested," he agreed.

Rocanis:

     Lady Protector Eleven Blade, Leven to her friends, stood on Spirit Ridge and
stared southward.  What should have been rolling, increasingly arid grasslands to the
distant horizon was now a bank of...fog, maybe.  Dark, sharp as a wall at its base,
the top of it working like porridge boiling in a pot.  And no more than fifteen miles
away, probably less.  Ten.  "I've never seen anything like it," she admitted.
"Strange weather...if it is weather."
     "It's partly weather," her companion said slowly, "but not entirely."  He was a
Lord Protector from Morya, Ghost Dancer by name.  "I have been studying it for two
months now.  It began...I don't know where.  Somewhere in the far south.  It was a
hundred miles south of here when I first saw it."
     Leven glanced at the man sharply.  She didn't really know him, but there was
nothing in his face or manner that suggested he was lying.  "It's moved ninety miles
in two months?  At that rate, it could be on Rocanis within a week!"
     "Its speed is irregular," Ghost Dancer said.  "Some days it moved scarcely a
mile, other days it raced north like wildfire.  But yes, it could be on Rocanis...
any time."  He was silent for a moment, as though debating whether he should say
more.  With a faint shrug, he went on, "I have not been able to find an end to the
line of it and get around behind.  I have no idea what lies behind in the ground it
has already covered.  But I would not expect to find anything really GOOD where that
has passed."
     Obviously not, Leven agreed silently.  The unknown never seemed to be
benevolent.  It was probably a natural law.  "You couldn't get around an end," she
said.  "Did you try going straight through?"
     Ghost Dancer paled a little.  "Yes," he said very quietly.  "I survived, but I
didn't get very far into it.  Or I would never have come back, I think.  It was like
being caught in a whirlwind, in part.  But I was not the only thing in the grip of
the walking storm, and the others were....  Some of them were beasts, mad with terror
and striking blindly.  Others were," he hesitated, "things.  The sort of things a
priest of the Mytori might call out of the Darkness."
     "Do you believe it's a natural phenomenon?" Eleven Blade asked.
     "No."
     "Good.  If it's unnatural, it was made by men.  Or something like men, anyway.
And what men can make, they can undo.  Let's find out how, and then...undo."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                  Free Blades Edition

Zuwayza:

     Tiberious, newly made a Lord Protector in Aljafir, looked at the capital city of
the Glorious Empire with curiosity and unease.  While he was a citizen of the Empire
in good standing, he was also a Dwarf, and the races which weren't strictly human
were regarded with suspicion throughout most of the Empire.  Especially here at its
ancient heart.  He hadn't wanted to come here.  But a new law ruled that all Lord
Protectors desiring a grant of lands or other honors must apply to the Great Palace
of the Satrap for them, and he WAS a Dwarf.  He would not lightly forego this portion
of the reward for which he had striven so long and at such risk.  He took a firmer
grip on the battle axe which custom required all Dwarves to carry and strode up to
the Western Door.
     Decent metal work, he noted professionally.  To be honest, excellent metalwork,
although he could not (and this surprised him) even guess at the source.  It was
unlike anything he'd seen before, not the work of Elf or Human, and certainly not
Dwarven work.  He was an educated man, in the Dwarven sense, and he would KNOW.  Very
old, you didn't get that kind of patina on bronze in a day, not even if you employed
an alchemist.  He leaned closer, trying to make out the individual symbols that
formed a tangled whole on each panel.
     "Too close a study of those doors can be injurious to your health."
     Tiberious whirled, raising the axe automatically.  But the speaker was an old
man in the long robe of a Karnhorn scholar, no threat unless he was a wizard.  On
closer look, it seemed like he probably was a wizard.  There was something about the
eyes that marked them, as though they saw things that others couldn't.  Probably they
did.  "If the doors are so dangerous, why use them?"
     "Because of the danger, perhaps, but mostly because they are old, and old things
lend a legitimacy to what is younger."  The old man shrugged slightly.  "You are a
gladiator, I think?"
     "Right, from Aljafir, come to see about my Lord Protector grant."
     "Good!  I am Vekhirn, chief wizard to the Satrap, may his days be long, and I
have need of a gladiator."  He gestured, and the door swung open.  "Come into my
sanctum, and I will explain what must be done."

Chimlevtal:

     Lord Kinnishan, ruler of Chimlevtal, looked up from a litter of reports as his
chief adviser entered the study.  "If it's more about the assassination plot--"
     "No, that is grave enough, but we have other problems," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.
"Deeper ones, perhaps, in the long view.  Have you seen the Ruin Reef lately?"
     The shipping hazard known as the Ruin Reef lay two miles off shore to the
southeast from Chimlevtal.  It was a rocky barricade just below the surface of the
lake (most of the time).  When the water was clear, or when wind and waves exposed
them, the rocks could be seen to resemble a line of ruined buildings, but without a
closer examination that was normally possible, no one could say if that was a true
seeming.  There were natural formations that could give that appearance.  The Reef
was visible from Chimlevtal in good weather, but not from this room.  Without
comment, Kinnishan got up from the desk and went out onto the balcony, peering
southward past the end of the building.
     Shau'nin didn't follow him; he already knew what was to be seen.  "It would
appear that the Reef actually is formed on ancient ruins.  Or was."
     "It would appear," Kinnishan said grimly, "that they are ruins no longer.  I
presume you have a report from closer observation?"
     "Some gladiators are investigating now," the old Adantri said.  "Others are
traveling to Arvat and Zukal, even to Monuntial, to discover the faces behind the
assassination plot.  We should have information soon."
     "And then we will have to make plans.  I will not lose this city-state to the
forces of Chaos, come what may."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): KREWKUT SAUSAGE of LINCOLNSHIRE from DAL SHANG (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): BLACKEST PRIDE (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I so don't have time for this right now, what with training for next week's
fights.  I hear that the Saratoga Glory squad is quite studly and fresh from the
tournament with new skills and ratings.  I'll have to be on my toes to handle this
next turn!
     I am the 24th Duelmaster from the Devil Advocates to sit upon the throne here in
Arvat.  Not too bad.  I may very well be the worst as well, so they tell me, but I
make up in determination what I lack in skill.
     Oh yes, I was supposed to tell Destitute Noble that yes, the Dark One still runs
the show and that it's pretty obvious that your tourney buff warriors would beat us
since none of us have any tournament fights--though Tad Deville just went and got a
handful this time around.  We all stink.  But we're excellent entertainers and the
crowd seems to love us!

                                                  Dieter

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for SAVORY, who pummelled 
CONVICTED THIEF, to pocket 19 points.  TIA M. ATT certainly had a baffled expression 
on hers face, after losing to SOLAR MAN and losing 8 points in the process!  Now I 
can't insult STYLISH, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are ARVAT's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in CALL THE PRIEST are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  The warriors of CALL THE PRIEST found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as DEVIL ADVOCATES apparently had more important things to do than fight.  
If challenges were horses, PRIVATE PROPERTY could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  You've heard about 
SILVER MINNOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  Death plays no favorites, and neither do I.  
What was a 4-7-0 doing on the fields in the first place?  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid ARVAT farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STYLISH 4116                  9   2  1   102       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          19  12  1    94       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        10   6  1    91       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 SOLAR MAN 4115                9   4  1    91       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIETER KWAN 4092             13   6  0    79       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TIA M. ATT 4095              11   6  3    78       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETH 4093                 13   5  2    73       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TRADEMARK 4114                9   2  1    70       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVOLE 4071               9  27  0    54       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PRETTY WILD 4113             10   3  1    48       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-ARGONAUT 4135                 3   0  0    48       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          4   1  0    39       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130               4   4  1    31       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                3  10  0    26       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-DAHLGREN 4132                 2   1  0    25       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              5   1  0    24       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVEE LOAFER 4129             5   3  0    23       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-LOGGERHEAD 4133               1   2  0    21       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 SAVORY 4143                   1   0  0    19       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-NAUTILUS 4134                 2   1  0    16       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
-DESERT FOX 4131               0   3  0     3       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FORGET IT 4144         0  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 471 NONE    
SILVER MINNOW 4128     4  7 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 PRETTY WILD 4113      471         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pretty Wild -- Wild, yes, but not pretty. -- Baskervole

Loggerhead -- I thought you were some kind of snag, a sunken tree or something? --
Silver Minnow, used to hanging out amongst 'em

Killing Machine -- Drat.  At least you didn't live up to your name.  But I've got to
consider retirement.  This is too much like hard work. -- Levee Loafer

Nautilus -- Ick.  I KNEW I should've stayed away from jellyfish. -- Tassalter

Dahlgren -- Overkill, that's what it is. -- Boatman Ku

Jassafras -- Some managers are just plain MEAN. -- Silver Minnow

Locked In -- Congratulations on the invite.  You definitely were the Class of Arvat.
I wish you luck in 100.  If I am fortunate enough to graduate I look forward to us
matching up again.  Once I have the FE that you have I'm sure the outcome will be
different. -- Stylish

Locked In -- Since I couldn't beat you with my warriors here I had to have my other
more equal FE warrior take out my frustrations on you.  Conundrum sends his regards.
-- the Trainer
P.S.  How did the B.A.D.D. tourney go?

Destitute Noble -- I'm sure you'll pop back in when it is most opportune for you to.
Whenever you return my warriors will be as always your willing dueling partners. --
the Trainer

Dieter Kwan -- I hope you realize you're just keeping the throne warm for my guys.
Congrats on the title. -- the Trainer

Dieter Kwan -- You got lucky, buddy....  I'll see you again real soon. -- Solar Man

Baskervole -- Nice strategy change.  If I could EVER get that stat train maybe you
could teach me a few things.  Expect a rematch. -- Pretty Wild

Dieter -- Congrats on your ascension to the throne!!  Hopefully your team can
maintain it until we re ready to reclaim it.  After we held it for so long there we
almost consider it...well, look at my name.... -- Private Property

Tad -- Your record is just too pretty for words.  Let's see if we can't muck it up a
bit.... -- Killing Machine

Saratoga Glory -- Hard to maintain an 80% W/L when you're going up against a legend
like the Dark One, eh? -- D. Noble

A lot of personals, including mine, didn't make it last time, but they should be here
THIS time. -- Jorja

Pretty Wild -- Whoa!  Is this crowd strange, or what?  Since when is being carried to
the Infirmary a "brilliant move"? -- Baskervole

     It's brilliant if you're injured and need first aid.  Much better than the ice
     cream parlour (which is brilliant in its own way, of course). -- Ed., rambling
     today

Tad Deville -- You're a sinister little pipsqueak, and you have no IDEA how to loaf!
-- Levee Loafer
P.S.  And I didn't even get several days of bedrest out of that.  I've been cheated.

And three wins over standbys.

Blitzkrieg -- Not only are we good teachers, you can count on us to show up even when
our personals go astray.  Being here helps make us good teachers. -- Jorja,
Fisherman's Wharf

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FORGET IT was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRADEMARK devastated BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KILLING MACHINE overcame TAD DEVILLE in a popular 3 minute Challenge match.
DIETER KWAN was vanquished by STYLISH in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
LIL ETH was savagely defeated by PRIVATE PROPERTY in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
TIA M. ATT was bested by SOLAR MAN in a 2 minute duel.
MAY FISTAFOLES savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
PRETTY WILD slew SILVER MINNOW in a 2 minute melee.
TASSALTER viciously subdued OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
BOATMAN KU vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LEVEE LOAFER vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiresome 3 minute one-sided fight.
SAVORY handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   9 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 471 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116                9   2  1  102 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
PARRY-LUNGE      MAY FISTAFOLES 3852        19  12  1   94 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029      10   6  1   91 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              9   4  1   91 SARATOGA GLORY (352)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIA M. ATT 4095            11   6  3   78 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114              9   2  1   70 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139        4   1  0   39 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAY FISTAFOLES 3852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAY 
FISTAFOLES 3852, KILLING MACHINE 4139, SOLAR MAN 4115, TASSALTER 4112, TRADEMARK 
4114, STYLISH 4116, LIL ETH 4093, BOATMAN KU 4130, SAVORY 4143, and TAD DEVILLE 4140.

The least popular fighter this week was LEVEE LOAFER 4129.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVER MINNOW 4128, DIETER KWAN 4092, BASKERVOLE 4071, FORGET 
IT 4144, PRETTY WILD 4113, TIA M. ATT 4095, TAD DEVILLE 4140, SAVORY 4143, BOATMAN KU 
4130, and LIL ETH 4093.