DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2008    Duedate: 05/13/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TED D. SEAVER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4824) [12-0-2,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRENZY                         BAAAD BOB
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           WAX HOSTILE (399)
(32-4625) [12-5-1,123]         (32-4681) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        SAM ALE II
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4466) [22-16-1,83]         (32-4845) [5-2-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROMAN HEROES (73)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       43
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        36      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. CRUCIBLE (410)              30      Unchartered Team
4. ROMAN HEROES (73)           25
5. THE REPUBLIC (380)          25      WAX HOSTILE (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     168  97 18 63.4   1/ 1 ROMAN HEROES (73)        12  2 1
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1024 598 53 63.1   2/ 2 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        8  4 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     200 124  7 61.7   3/ 6 ECLIPSE (409)             8  7 1
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     72  47  4 60.5   4/ 8 CRUCIBLE (410)            7  7 1
 5/ 5 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      53  43  9 55.2   5/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  7 0
 6/ 6 ROMAN HEROES (73)        594 485 68 55.1   6/ 4 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      6  7 1
 7/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       141 134  5 51.3   7/ 9 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      5  2 0
 8/ 9 CRUCIBLE (410)            47  60  7 43.9   8/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  6 1
 9/10 THE REPUBLIC (380)        35  49  3 41.7   9/ 7 THE REPUBLIC (380)        4 10 0
10/11 ECLIPSE (409)             43  67  8 39.1  10/11 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     3  6 1
11/ 8*WAX HOSTILE (399)          4   7  0 36.4  11/10*WAX HOSTILE (399)         2  4 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 592): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
                       (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week CRUCIBLE went 3-1-1 to move up 4 in 
the rankings.  FRENZY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SERVIUS and was awarded 36 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, VARIUS put down DREAD, causing it to lose 20 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time out TED D. SEAVER made his bid for the throne 
as he TV challenged GELEN in an all out contest of skill for possession of the title! 
The city has turned out in honor of TED D. SEAVER, for with his arena victory he may 
now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ARVAT, city of gladiators!  Mighty 
among the names of thy guilds is DEVIL ADVOCATES, a guild shunned and avoided by many 
in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that 
spent the better part of last week avoiding DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Indeed it was ROMAN 
HEROES.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after FUTARK.  Watch your back!  For some warriors 
honor is not important--only empty victory.  See, gladiators, how LUCRETIUS of ROMAN 
HEROES challenged down 21 points to BOOKIE BOBBIE.  The weight of the challenge fell 
hard upon BOOKIE BOBBIE and predictably she was subdued by LUCRETIUS.  This is how to 
arouse the anger of an entire guild!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
PITLORD who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought PITLORD showed great skill and promise when he bested BURLY BOB. 
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Was I the only one shocked to see the 
well respected fighter WEREBUNNY (5-1-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He 
is now dead.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week COMMODUS, at 7-9-0, departed ARVAT forever.  I have 
seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen men cut down in their prime.  This week 
CAESAR'S THUGS must mourn the loss of 16-7-0 SERVIUS to ANGELS OF PAIN.  Fate is a 
fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARVAT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           12   0  2   122       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENZY 4625                  12   5  1   123       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BLACKMOON 4805               14   7  1   111       ECLIPSE (409)
 MESHARR 4554                 14  15  0    98       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 BOLT THROWER 4821            12  10  0    96       CRUCIBLE (410)
 VARIUS 4424                   8   3  1    92       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUISH 4466                 22  16  1    83       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LUCIUS 4620                  11   3  0    75       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 DEMONIC EGG 4202             10   8  1    72       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 DREAD 4666                    8   5  0    71       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        8   7  2    66       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 KARLRAK 4551                 15  16  1    62       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 APPIUS 4437                  10   4  1    59       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               11   3  1    49       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663           9   2  1    45       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634         9   2  1    43       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                6   7  0    43       ECLIPSE (409)
 MARCELLUS 4659                3   4  0    40       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818          8  11  2    39       CRUCIBLE (410)
 LUCRETIUS 4687                8   1  2    39       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            6   4  1    38       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAM ALE II 4845               5   2  0    37       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CYRUS 4428                    8   8  2    36       THE REPUBLIC (380)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APOLLONIUS 4423               8   8  1    33       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 FUTARK 4851                   3   3  1    33       CRUCIBLE (410)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              1   1  0    33       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MARCUS 4850                   5   0  1    30       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 BAAAD BOB 4681                2   0  0    28       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 SPURIUS 4545                  4   4  1    27       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              3   2  0    27       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686            6   3  0    25       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ANDRONICUS 4660               3   3  0    24       THE REPUBLIC (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITLORD 4839                  3   5  2    20       ECLIPSE (409)
 WAR EAGLE 4767                3   1  0    16       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 AWE 4861                      1   0  0    16       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             1   0  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SLAYER 4849                   2   5  0    11       ECLIPSE (409)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              1   0  0    11       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 STRIDER 4862                  1   1  0    11       CRUCIBLE (410)
-EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          1   0  0    10       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SCRIBONIUS 4856               1   2  0     8       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679            1   1  0     8       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BURLY BOB 4680                1   2  0     5       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BOB N' WEAVE BOB 4682         0   2  0     2       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 BLENDER BOB 4683              0   2  0     2       WAX HOSTILE (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FALLEN ANGEL 4863       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   WURM KIN              575  NONE
RADIOACTIVE RABB 4865   0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SHEWISH GIANT         575  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WEREBUNNY 4636          5  2 1 BARN OF HORRORS 358  BANDIT PRINCE         575  NONE
SERVIUS 4410           16  7 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   FRENZY 4625           575   
BURN OUT 4843           1  5 0 CRUCIBLE 410         ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663   574   
D. TIM TERR 4844        3  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  PITLORD 4839          573   
DEAD DEVIL 4864         0  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  SPYMASTER             575  NONE
DARKBLADE 4855          0  4 0 ECLIPSE 409          WURM KIN              575  NONE
COMMODUS 4429           7  9 0 THE REPUBLIC 380     FUTARK 4851           575   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gelen -- Congratulations on the title and the invite. -- Mad Max

Spurius -- You are pretty impressive with your attacks.  Fortunately for me I was
able to withstand your assault.  I shall await the rematch. -- Mountain General

Appius -- You could have at least taught me something good to learn.  I'll be seeing
you around. -- Mystic Mirage

Futark -- Geez!  Take it easy on me.  I am a little rusty on the sands.  You can
expect a rematch sometime soon. -- War Eagle

Mesharr -- That was a sad performance on my behalf.  I shall return. -- Demonic Egg

Ted D. Seaver -- Ouch!  I can see how and why you TCed.  That, was painful.  I will
not be looking for a rematch anytime soon. -- Cannibalistic Cow

Werebunny- If you are able to return again, I will never again send you to fight at
night.  This I swear. -- Mad Max

Crucible, Wax Hostile & Eclipse -- I do not recall having the pleasure of meeting
you.  What are the manager names you wish to go by? -- Mad Max mgr. Barn of Horrors

Only 11 Teams?  Bah, we should have twice as many by now.  I see Destitute Noble has
taken off.  Icelord is no where to be seen either....  I'll see what I can do about
stirring up some new blood around here. -- Mad Max

Well, by this time we all should have gotten our tournament results.  Congrats to the
victors and condolences to the dead. -- Mad Max

The Trainer's official Arvat line of Duelmaster for Turn 575:

Ted D. Seaver    2:3
Blackmoon        4:1
Dread            7:1
Frenzy           8:1
Servius         10:1
Bolt Thrower    30:1
Strider     10,000:1

Rumor of the week, Caesar was seen creeping out of the Eclipse guildhouse stables.
Word has it Caesar has taken a liking to one of Fox's stableboys.  An October secret
wedding is being planned.  More on these and other breaking stories next week.

Dang horses all over the place!  We have to keep an eye out for steaming piles all
the time again now! -- Angels and Devils

Seriously, welcome back! -- Angels and Devils

Hail Gelen!  New Duelmaster!  Well done!

Rumor of the week:  If exactly five warriors die in the arena this week, a gate will
open and a swarm of demons will attack the city!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEREBUNNY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARKBLADE was butchered by WURM KIN in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
RADIOACTIVE RABBIT was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute fight.
FALLEN ANGEL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
DEAD DEVIL was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
TED D. SEAVER devastated GELEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
CANNIBALISTIC COW was devastated by BOLT THROWER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
DEMONIC EGG vanquished KARLRAK in a 7 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC slimly lost to SNOWFLAKE in a 5 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
LUCRETIUS vanquished BOOKIE BOBBIE in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SKYKNIGHT overpowered SPURIUS in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
COMMODUS was assassinated by FUTARK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PITLORD bested BURLY BOB in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
WAR EAGLE bested SLAYER in a 2 minute brutal Challenge battle.
BLENDER BOB was devastated by STRIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
SCRIBONIUS was handily defeated by BAAAD BOB in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLACKMOON devastated LUCIUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DREAD was overpowered by VARIUS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MESHARR devastated ANGUISH in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
FRENZY murdered SERVIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
APPIUS overpowered MYSTIC MIRAGE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL bested CYRUS in a popular 3 minute contest.
SAM ALE II was luckily beaten by ARTEMIDORUS IV in a exciting 4 minute duel.
MARCUS beat OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute fray.
ARTEMIDORUS V was viciously subdued by LOU C. FIRR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fray.
APOLLONIUS was demolished by UNDEAD DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARCELLUS vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ANDRONICUS won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute fight.
BOB N' WEAVE BOB was overpowered by THE SCOUSER in a 3 minute uneven match.
AWE beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
DEE T. EMTER overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       35 -   8 -  3      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        36 -  22 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  28 -  4      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  37 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  22 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  27 -  4      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 575 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TED D. SEAVER 4824         12   0  2  122 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACKMOON 4805             14   7  1  111 ECLIPSE (409)
AIMED BLOW       BOLT THROWER 4821          12  10  0   96 CRUCIBLE (410)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               22  16  1   83 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEMONIC EGG 4202           10   8  1   72 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
TOTAL PARRY      SNOWFLAKE 4689             11   3  1   49 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGUISH 4466.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SAM ALE II 4845.  The ten other most popular fighters were CYRUS 4428, LOU C. 
FIRR 4853, TED D. SEAVER 4824, SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818, BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679, SPURIUS 
4545, MESHARR 4554, BOLT THROWER 4821, LUCRETIUS 4687, and WAR EAGLE 4767.

The least popular fighter this week was APOLLONIUS 4423.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, SERVIUS 4410, DREAD 4666, 
LUCIUS 4620, SCRIBONIUS 4856, BLENDER BOB 4683, COMMODUS 4429, SNOWFLAKE 4689, and 
KARLRAK 4551.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLACKMOON (32-4805) ECLIPSE (409)

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

GELEN (32-4320) RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."