DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2005    Duedate: 06/14/2005

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOATMAN KU
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4130) [14-22-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LITTLE RAINBOW                 IZUSU TROOPER
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        FLAMING DEATH (347)
(32-4146) [18-9-0,102]         (32-4062) [6-0-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOATMAN KU                     UNITED
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4130) [14-22-1,100]        (32-4162) [1-3-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        59
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     35      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       17      Unchartered Team
4. FLAMING DEATH (347)          7
5. THE STORMLORDS (337)        -6      FLAMING DEATH (347)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FLAMING DEATH (347)        8   1  0 88.9   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 1
 2/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     108  50 10 68.4   2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     9  6 2
 3/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     92  48  6 65.7   3/ 3 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      6  7 0
 4/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    791 466 41 62.9   4/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5  8 0
 5/ 4 THE STORMLORDS (337)     114 100 10 53.3   5/ 4 THE STORMLORDS (337)      5 10 0
 6/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  342 496 10 40.8   6/ 0*FLAMING DEATH (347)       1  0 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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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Arvat!  I hope everyone had a fun cycle last turn!  We had 13 fights total
last turn, and they lasted for a total of 31 minutes.  Two of the fights went eight
minutes each, so those two accounted for more than half of the total minutes fought
in Arvat last turn.  I'd say those warriors should be arrested for being glory-hogs,
but one of them was one of our own (Sinner), and he's rather shy and reserved so
maybe it was just a fluke thing.  Also, I noticed that we only had one lunger fight
in the arena, yet we had four parry-riposte style warriors.  Truly that must be
unique in all of Alastari!

Currently, my manager's warriors hold the throne in four different cities.  Here,
Zorpunt, Aljafir, and Chimlevtal.  This represents the first time in his career that
he;s held the throne in this many places at once.  This fact should increase his
notoriety and his income, so that will likely keep him off of our backs for a while,
and that will definitely be a nice change.  He told me to ask the other managers here
what is their personal record for most duelmasters at one time.  He said he thinks
that the Dark One likely has him beat...

Short and sweet this turn Arvat, just like I prefer my fights.  Since Obsidian Golem
is the only challenger champ below me, logic would dictate that we will be hooking up
this turn, but because of United's bloodlust, the Golem will likely get out of
fighting me.  I'm presuming that means an arena stand-in.  Also, another win will put
me at 14 for my arena career.  I'd like to think I'd be able to hang around here and
hold the title long enough to overtake Savory's run which ended last turn, but very
likely I'll be whisked away to the Isle before then.

Killing Machine

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARVAT will ever be the same.  And let's see, LITTLE RAINBOW fought SENSOO O 
SURU and gained 13 points and contributed to FISHERMAN'S WHARF's 2-2-0.  TASSALTER 
has lost to SILVER TRAIN, falling 8 points, while helping make FISHERMAN'S WHARF a 
2-2-0 turn.  We should ask BOATMAN KU about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the THE STORMLORDS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding THE STORMLORDS more than any other team we find CALL THE PRIEST.  ARVAT, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that TASSALTER from FISHERMAN'S WHARF was ARVAT's most challenged warrior this 
turn.  In a brave attempt, STRATOSTAR from SARATOGA GLORY challenged up 25 points to 
fight BEFORE THE DAWN from the CALL THE PRIEST stable.  STRATOSTAR perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he subdued BEFORE THE DAWN and ended up with 63 recognition 
points.   
     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.  Congratulations go out to THE 
STORMLORDS, with OBSIDIAN GOLEM revenging a bloodfeud against UNITED of CALL THE 
PRIEST.  Is it really true that ARVAT has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130              14  22  1   100       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          18   9  0   102       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          23  19  1    99       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 SILVER TRAIN 4170             7   2  0    94       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           21  17  0    80       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139         13   4  1    74       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 TASSALTER 4112                9  32  0    73       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            6   0  0    65       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 STRATOSTAR 4173               6   3  0    63       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              12  12  0    58       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             5   2  0    44       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          6   1  0    40       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 CHARON 4103                   7   5  0    34       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         3   0  0    33       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LOU CYPHER 4188               4   2  0    28       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNITED 4162                   1   3  1    23       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEE SPADER 4192               2   1  1    21       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SINNER 4165                   1   2  0    18       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FREKI 4179                    5   2  0    17       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 S. MOE DIUS 4180              2   5  0    17       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 PERSONAL LEGEND 4198          1   0  0     3       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             0   1  0     1       THE STORMLORDS (337)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOT A DEVIL 4195       0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   STONE GOLEM 335       499 NONE    
SOMETHING VENTUR 4197  0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    DARK CHAMPION 333     499 NONE    
WOODIANO 4196          0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 499 NONE    
THOR 4169              3  6 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    UNITED 4162           498 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silver Train -- Is that like the Gravy Train, but not edible?  Inquiring minds and
all that. -- Baskervole
P.S.  I'm still not used to being a lord protector.  That's really weird.

Tad Deville -- I wish you'd go hang out with your momma, Cruella.  I'm sure she's
been calling you, and a dutiful son would GO HOME. -- Little Rainbow

Obsidian Golem -- (shuddering)  That black glitter... it got to me.  Amazing what
horrid things one can see in a piece of obsidian.  Maybe it's really TRUE that it's 
formed in the fires of heck. -- Tassalter

Stratostar -- Well, you're flying way too low!  Who approved that flight plan?
You're a hazard to navigation. -- Loggerhead, also a hazard to navigation, but
sometimes life is like that

Before the Dawn -- You want me to get up WHEN?  You're insane! -- Boatman Ku
P.S.  And sadistic.

The Icelord -- Thanks. -- Baskervole
P.S.  So how about a minor redesign on the Obsidian Golem so that he CAN drink a
beer?

Icelord/D. Noble -- Far be it for me to interfere with your little war.  I'm not
challenging either of you! -- the Dark One

All -- Ah, the disgrace!  Losing to Embezzling Scribe!  Woe is me! -- S. Moe Dius

     It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.  Otherwise the standbys get too
     discouraged and quit on us. -- Arenamistress Sugar

S. Moe Dius -- Really soon, you die! -- The Rest of the Devil Advocates

The Icelord -- Well met, my Liege!  If I am needed, you have only to call.  My sword
is yours to command. -- Raoul the Rude

Destitute N. -- I am watching you. -- RTR

     He's got some good moves, doesn't he? -- Sugar

Trainer -- You know me too well!  Originally that was my intention, but when I read
the newsletter and saw Icelord's challenge to me, and my coincidental return to the
arena on the same turn...well, there's something to be said for karma, eh? -- D.
Noble
P.S.  For the most part, it's saved money by not fighting this group in the upcoming
tourney.

Stormlords vs. Call the Priest update after 2 turns -- Stormlords 2 wins -- Call the
Priest 3 wins w/1 kill

Icelord -- A test of strategies this turn.  I again challenge Freki w/Sinner, a
rematch of my challenge last turn that you won fairly easily.  Also, I challenged
Charon w/Before the Dawn, a match you should win based upon style superiority, but
we'll see if my strategy tweak worked.  I'm guessing you'll go after United
w/Obsidian Golem to avoid fighting Killing Machine (I did say you were wise).  All in
all, looks pretty bleak for me this turn, but that's why they make the fights go
down--you never know what might happen! -- D. Noble
P.S.  I expect to see some homage to Terrible Two in 31, and if he continues on this
pace I expect a HOF nomination.  I truly believe the words I've said there about
Napulak not being good enough for the HOF.  How many managers participated in the
voting besides you and your group?  Then again, since I did not vote, I should not
complain...

the Trainer -- Not quite a war.  Let's call it a little "Arvat Challenge 2005."  At
the least, I promise to liven up Arvat a little for the rest of the year.  Trust me.
-- The Icelord

Arvat -- For the historic 500th cycle of Arvat, we are donating a chest of gold and
50 kegs of Polarian Wicked Ale!  All warriors are invited to swill a few with us.
This leaves Destitute N. out. -- The Stormlords

Destitute N. -- I hope you enjoyed the column this turn.  I look forward to the rest
of 2005 here in Arvat.  Let's just call it a "challenge."  I had a lot of respect for
you at one time.  I think you should have told Bosk to his face, "We are going to
challenge Freki.  Use your avoids.  If we kill him, we're going to have some good fun
at your expense."  If you said this to his face, he would of probably accepted it and
used his avoids.  He TRUSTED you.  You spit in his face.  Talon's ducking the BF, you
naming a DA creation "Freki's Lover" and your ducking my later BF might be funny to
you, but made me no longer respect you.  Stuff like this is why, after 20 years of
playing this game, I trust only a handful of people in this game.  You play your game
and I'll play mine.  You disrespected my blood-brother and I intend to let you know I
didn't appreciate it.  You made it personal, not I.  I will not be portrayed as the
bad guy in this.  We shall see where this goes.  You know where to find me. -- The
Icelord

Destitute N. -- Your team spotlight said "our challenges will go through, and so will
theirs because we're not going to avoid them at all."  Debby Tonte said that we were
the most avoided team and, wow, your team avoided us the most!  What a revelation.
Thor SHOULD have avoided, we grant you that.  We will use our avoids.  And try not to
get too giddy if your AB manages to beat a TP. -- The Stormlords

Destitute N. -- Well struck with United.  Thor was 13-10-12-15-10-9-15 BA.  He had
learned 9 skills and had an expert in initiative.  He has been returned to Polaris
with honors.  I guess he should have used his avoid.  If United goes inactive, it
wouldn't surprise me.  TGWY. -- The Icelord

Killing Machine -- Wow!  Does an AB have a style advantage over a TP? -- Sensoo O
Suru

     It depends.  I've known some aimers with no sense of style at all, they'd have
     done better if they were color-blind.  And a total parry here and there who
     really UNDERSTOOD how to accessorize an outfit. -- Sugar

Call the Priest -- Not a bad name there.  Bosk and I saw Judas Priest in Tokyo during
their "Defenders of the Faith" tour.  I still have my shirt and it still fits.  I
think I saw Destitute Noble there too, he was the little kid standing outside crying
because the music was too loud. -- The Icelord

Little Rainbow -- My apologies for the rough treatment.  Look me up at the Free
Blades Regional when you get your invite.  The drinks will be on me. -- Savory Lord
Protector

Obsidian Golem -- You bricks have always been my bane of existence.  I would have
TCed if I only had a little more left in the tank.  If I'm to make any noise at this
upcoming Face to Face I need to solve my problems of getting tired too soon.  I'll
have to give you another shot after I've had my fun with Noble's warrior.  Congrats
on the win. -- Silver Train

     Bee vitamins. -- S.

Loggerhead -- Jeez!  I need to learn some more consistency.  I guess that's what
happens when I change things up a bit.  I'm gonna be giving you another shot again
real soon.  Good job on the win. -- Stratostar

Killing Machine -- I'm not sure how you avoided my TV challenge but I want a shot at
that throne, buddy.  I should have had it this past turn but you must have seen me
coming.  Expect multiple TV challenges from me in the future. -- Silver Train

Before the Dawn -- Just so you don't feel all left out don't think I haven't
forgotten about you.  I just wanna have fun with your pal who's sitting on the top
before I wipe the arena with you. -- Silver Train

Killing Machine & Before the Dawn -- Just try and ignore Silver Train.  He likes the
sound of his voice too much. -- the Trainer

Don't you all just love it when you get a full free turn and you don't get to DA 2
dead weighted warriors because the turn never shows up?  I know I do....  (mumble,
grumble, grumble....) -- the Trainer

The Icelord -- Oh goody!  I love a good rivalry!!! -- the Trainer

The Stormlords -- Thank you for your kind words. -- Savory

Next turn in is turn #500.  I hope everyone will join me in the Team Spotlight! --
the Trainer

     Won't it be crowded?  The "cast of dozens" thing. -- S.

Here is the over/under on wins between the Stormlords and Call the Priest for the
rest of the calendar year:

Stormlords 43.5
Call the Priest 53.5

See the Trainer for wagering.  We will start counting wins as of Turn 499.  Saratoga
Glory Stable will keep track of the records.

Destitute Noble -- Any chance of getting Wanna Be back here??? -- the Trainer

The Icelord -- Well done!  You must teach this lout, Desperate Noble, the price of
diarrhea of the mouth!  I salute you! -- High Lord Bosk

Lin Tirian (dm 78) is fast approaching turn 300.  Be there!

Maybe if I type these ads they will get printed.  I know my handwriting causes the
typist fits, so since I have the time for once, I can make a better show of it. --
the Dark One

     Thank you.  I'm not the typist, but I'm sure it's appreciated. -- Temp Ed.

Electric Eye -- I just can't get on the winning track.  But one day... -- S. Moe Dius

All -- This is the first time in a while that we have no veterans on the squad.  We
hope to make a decent showing of things, however and show that you should still
fear...the young Devil Advocates.

The Trainer -- Hey, I haven't written personals in years so for me just trying is
pretty impressive.  At least I haven't forgotten how to spell. -- the Dark One

All right, I'll try to get a spotlight together for turn 500.  Wow.  That's a lot of
turns.  I started on turn 62 I believe. -- the Dark One

Well, it would appear that Hal set something down on top of our personals and lost
them last time, but Informed Persons think they should be in this time.  We'll see.
-- Fisherman's Wharf

Tad Deville -- Off you go, now.  And don't forget that nothing worthwhile can be
accomplished without lemon. -- Tassalter

Stratostar -- Hmm, perhaps if you were to head for the stratosphere, you would do
better.  And then again, perhaps not, for remember, bread is the legacy of wheat. --
Loggerhead

Savory -- I distrust these secret admirers.  They're hiding something.  If you run
across any clues, let me know. -- Little Rainbow

Charon -- You might find it easier to win a rowing contest if you left the three-
headed dog on the shore.  His, or their, habit of hanging over the side and
attempting to catch sharks in their mouths is enough to unsettle the best of boats.
-- Boatman Ku

The Trainer -- (bowing)  Thank you. -- Lord Protector Baskervole the Retired

Iaye has turn 500 coming up--one month!  Be there.

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOMETHING VENTURED was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WOODIANO was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NOT A DEVIL was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
OBSIDIAN GOLEM devastated UNITED in a popular 6 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
SILVER TRAIN demolished TASSALTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
STRATOSTAR vanquished BEFORE THE DAWN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SINNER outlasted FREKI in a unpopular 12 minute gory Challenge brawl.
KILLING MACHINE was handily defeated by BOATMAN KU in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
LITTLE RAINBOW vanquished SENSOO O SURU in a 5 minute one-sided duel.
IZUSU TROOPER vanquished CHARON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOGGERHEAD was narrowly defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute match.
ELECTRIC EYE handily defeated DEE SPADER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
M. A. FISTAFOLES demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
S. MOE DIUS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LOU CYPHER demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PERSONAL LEGEND outwaited ULTHAR ULSAY in a crowd boring 9 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  4      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  16 -  0      27  |

Turn 499 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        18   9  0  102 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
TOTAL PARRY      OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975        23  19  1   99 THE STORMLORDS (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVER TRAIN 4170           7   2  0   94 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139       13   4  1   74 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   IZUSU TROOPER 4062          6   0  0   65 FLAMING DEATH (347)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156           5   2  0   44 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOATMAN KU 4130.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was UNITED 4162.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, 
SILVER TRAIN 4170, BOATMAN KU 4130, IZUSU TROOPER 4062, ELECTRIC EYE 4156, M. A. 
FISTAFOLES 4191, LOU CYPHER 4188, WOODIANO 4196, NOT A DEVIL 4195, and OBSIDIAN GOLEM 
3975.

The least popular fighter this week was FREKI 4179.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PERSONAL LEGEND 4198, SINNER 4165, ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, DEE SPADER 4192, 
LOGGERHEAD 4149, CHARON 4103, SENSOO O SURU 3979, KILLING MACHINE 4139, BEFORE THE 
DAWN 4148, and TASSALTER 4112.