DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2008    Duedate: 06/10/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MESHARR
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4554) [15-16-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRENZY                         BAAAD BOB
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           WAX HOSTILE (399)
(32-4625) [14-5-1,142]         (32-4681) [2-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        UNDEAD DUCK
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           BARN OF HORRORS (358)
(32-4466) [23-17-1,98]         (32-4612) [3-1-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          42
2. ECLIPSE (409)               39      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. MUNCHIES (349)              38      Unchartered Team
4. CRUCIBLE (410)              29
5. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        27      MUNCHIES (349)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     176  99 18 64.0   1/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     11  3 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1029 603 54 63.1   2/ 1 ROMAN HEROES (73)        10  5 1
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     205 129  7 61.4   3/ 5 THE REPUBLIC (380)        9  6 0
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     75  52  4 59.1   4/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  7 1
 5/ 5 ROMAN HEROES (73)        601 488 69 55.2   5/ 4 CRUCIBLE (410)            7  7 2
 6/ 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      57  49 10 53.8   6/ 8 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      7  8 1
 7/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       145 136  5 51.6   7/ 7 ECLIPSE (409)             7  8 1
 8/ 0*MUNCHIES (349)             2   2  0 50.0   8/ 6 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        6  4 0
 9/ 8 THE REPUBLIC (380)        42  52  3 44.7   9/10 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      6  9 1
10/ 9 CRUCIBLE (410)            51  66  8 43.6  10/ 9 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     5  8 0
11/10 ECLIPSE (409)             47  73  9 39.2  11/ 0*MUNCHIES (349)            2  2 0
12/11*WAX HOSTILE (399)          5  16  0 23.8  12/11*WAX HOSTILE (399)         2 13 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 594): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                       (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
                      (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ah, after a pure speed battle with Varius this week I have retained the title and
remain you Duelmaster.  There was a brief moment of doubt in my mind, as I have
dropped the decise tactic since I've maxxed out my decisiveness, but I managed the
jump even without that safety blanket and I'm ready to rock.  Good try Varius!  I am
sure you will be back up here in short order.

This week my options are matchups with Lucius, an Aimed Blow and alliance mate or
Mesharr, a Parry Rip and alliance mate.  I'm not challenging and I'm running using my
default strat.  Either fight could result in a loss, not via speed, as I have no
doubt that I'm much faster than either of them, even running open, but rather through
a riposte battle.  My defense is weak and I'm not up for that.  But then again,
there's not much I can do.  I have to rely on my initiative to hold the day.  Good
luck, fellows!

I am also proud to announce that I signed a contract with Nyke-Eee sandals this week
before the fight, so in addition to my meager salary I also am getting a nice
settlement.  So drinks are on me down and the Swampside Inn this week.  Right AFTER
the fights.  I don't want to be seeing double on the sands.

That's about it, Arvat!

Until next time,

Ted D. Seaver
Duelmaster
TC
All Around Cool Guy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARVAT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, ROMAN HEROES, since SARATOGA 
GLORY took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Tsk, tsk, KARLRAK 
beat DREAD and DREAD lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as MESHARR takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARVAT's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  SARATOGA GLORY was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like ROMAN HEROES avoided them 
the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, BOOKIE BOBBIE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  I notice MARCUS challenging down 18 points to fight 
BLENDER BOB, ROMAN HEROES doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to 
honor.  And golly gee, MARCUS overcame BLENDER BOB.  Aren't we all surprised and 
impressed?  And we have LUCRETIUS in a TV challenge, going down 9 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought LUCRETIUS showed great skill and promise when he lost 
to SKYKNIGHT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  DEMONIC EGG, 
a glorious 10-9-1 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad BARN OF HORRORS.  We're all 
going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESHARR 4554                 15  16  0   113       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENZY 4625                  14   5  1   142       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LUCIUS 4620                  13   3  0   100       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ANGUISH 4466                 23  17  1    98       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 KARLRAK 4551                 17  16  1    92       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           13   1  2    85       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BOLT THROWER 4821            12  12  0    84       CRUCIBLE (410)
 VARIUS 4424                   8   5  1    77       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            8   4  1    70       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 DREAD 4666                    9   6  0    69       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818         10  11  3    66       CRUCIBLE (410)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        9   8  2    59       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MARCELLUS 4659                5   4  0    58       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                7   8  0    57       ECLIPSE (409)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               12   4  1    54       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          11   2  2    52       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        11   2  1    48       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              3   1  0    48       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 APPIUS 4437                  11   5  1    46       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 CYRUS 4428                   10   8  2    44       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 LUCRETIUS 4687                9   2  2    43       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 APOLLONIUS 4423               9   9  1    43       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              5   2  0    42       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FUTARK 4851                   4   4  1    42       CRUCIBLE (410)
 SPURIUS 4545                  5   5  2    34       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR EAGLE 4767                4   2  0    33       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             2   1  0    30       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686            7   4  0    29       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDRONICUS 4660               4   4  0    27       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          2   1  0    27       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAM ALE II 4845               5   4  0    25       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SCRIBONIUS 4856               3   2  0    25       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 MARCUS 4850                   6   1  1    24       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              3   0  0    24       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAAAD BOB 4681                2   2  0    20       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 PITLORD 4839                  3   7  2    18       ECLIPSE (409)
 REAPER 4877                   1   0  1    14       ECLIPSE (409)
 SLAYER 4849                   2   7  0    13       ECLIPSE (409)
 OREO 4082                     1   0  0    13       MUNCHIES (349)
 CADBURY 4085                  0   1  0    13       MUNCHIES (349)
 AWE 4861                      1   2  0    11       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ROLAIDS 4086                  1   0  0    11       MUNCHIES (349)
 WRACK'M 4875                  1   0  0     6       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 HARRY MANN 4872               1   1  1     5       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869           1   1  0     4       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 HEXXER 4876                   1   0  0     4       ECLIPSE (409)
 BLENDER BOB 4683              0   4  0     4       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 MEAN MADALINE 4874            0   1  0     1       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 PRINGLES 4084                 0   1  0     1       MUNCHIES (349)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      REAPER 4877           577  NONE
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663   577  NONE
HAVOK 4871              1  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   SHEWISH GIANT         577  NONE
DEMONIC EGG 4202       10 10 1 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818  577   
SACRIFICIAL COOL 4878   0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   BLACK ORC             577  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   
COFFIN FODDER 4866      1  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         SPURIUS 4545          577   
STRIDER 4862            1  3 0 CRUCIBLE 410         BLACK ORC             577  NONE
D. TIM TERR 4844        3  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  PITLORD 4839          573  JUST REVENGED
COMMODUS 4429           7  9 0 THE REPUBLIC 380     FUTARK 4851           575  REVENGED
BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679      1  3 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      MOUNTAIN TROLL        577  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Trainer -- There is no road from Arvat.  You have trapped yourself here.  The
walls are surrounded.  Your army is small.  Rome will maintain a considerable force
in the area, at least compared to what is at your disposal.  I do not think you will 
be able to fight your way out.  I am sure you do not have enought tarns to evacuate
your men. -- Caesar

Fox -- Steel is the coinage of the warrior, with it he purchases what pleases him. --
Caesar

Alive without breath.  As cold as death.  Never thirsting, ever drinking.  Clad in
mail, never clinking.  Drowns on dry land, thinks an island is a mountain.  Thinks a
fountain is a puff of air.  What a joy to meet!  We only wish to catch a fish, so
juicy-sweet!

They cursed us.  Murderer they called us.  They cursed us, and drove us away.  And we
wept, Precious, we wept to be so alone.  And we only wish to catch fish so juicy
sweet.  And we forgot the taste of bread...the sound of trees...the softness of the
wind.  We even forgot our own name.  My Precious.

Kodiak -- If you're very good, tomorrow night I'll tell you the story of emperor
Claudius who was betrayed by those closest to him, by his own blood.  They whispered
in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the
emperor Claudius knew they were up to something.  He knew they were busy little bees.
And one night he sat down with one of them and he looked at her and he said, "Tell me
what you've been doing busy little bee or I shall strike down those dearest to you.
You shall watch as I bathe in their blood."  And the emperor was heartbroken.  The
little bee had wounded him more deeply than anyone else could ever have done.  And
what do you think happened then, Kodiak?  The little bee told him everything. --
Caesar

Brave words.  I've heard them before, from thousands of species across thousands of
worlds, since long before you were created.  But, now they are all Borg.

Kodiak -- Burn Out remains unavenged?  Is all of your banter regarding honor and
plebes simply empty rhetoric?  Or will you back your words with action? -- Caesar

Wax Hostile -- We are the Romans.  Lower your shields and surrender your ships.  We
will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.  Your culture
will adapt to service us.  Resistance is futile. -- Caesar

Dark One -- You can search far and wide.  You can drink the whole town dry.  But
you'll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown.  You can
drink your fancy ales.  You can drink them by the flagon.  But the only brew for the
brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon! -- Caesar

Captains log stardate 8130.3.  Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra
section 14 coordinates 22 87 4.  Approaching neutral zone, all systems normal and
functioning.

In the event of a water landing, I have been designed to serve as a floatation
device.

Snowflake -- I was rather dissapointed with the lessons this time around.  Perhaps
we've taught each other all we can.  No objections to a round 4 however. -- Slap

Frenzy -- Hold still for a second dammit! -- Bolt Thrower

Cyrus -- Well done and congratulations on avenging Commodus.  We will have to do that
again sometime.  Your will and tenacity saved you. -- Futark

Wax Hostile -- Stick with us it gets better.  Arvat is hard on you when you're
getting started. -- Kodiak

Fox -- A rare round in which we did not spill each other's blood.  Let's drink to
that. -- Kodiak

Kodiac -- Gracious is the arena that welcomes back new-arrivals.  And as for mondo
down-challengers, hey, the crew's supposed to learn and learn well (being in their
newbie phase and all) and nothing teaches like experience...almost a fav he's doing,
cull'n and weed'n and such like.  Of course no one wants their fighters and team to
be made suckers of just to pad the competition's stats.  Also, I've got a book...and
folks have been known to be put down in it...just to keep futuristic tabs...case I'm
having a bad day. -- Scion, mgr. Wax Hostile

The Trainer -- Kind of long odds but it helped me cop a short hiatus to see if the
odds change much.  M'told I either embrace a winning attitude or.... -- Blender Bob

Lucretius -- You got lucky. -- Sky Knight

This Arena is rampant with Total Parries -- I hate the lot of you! -- Fox, mgr
Eclipse

Eclipse -- Dark Arenaing me in effigy?  Pretty cool.  What have I done to deserve
that honor? -- the Dark One

Pitlord -- Good effort in the Bloodfeud, but D. Tim Terr is avenged.  I will attempt
to give you a second defeat as way of a lesson. -- Lou

RUMOR OF THE WEEK:  The writer of the false rumor of the week has proven to be Mad
Ma, aka the Trainer.  He now owes ROTW unlimited free beer for his insolence.  As for
a real rumor, word has it that a small diamond vein has been located in the Gold
Hills.  Apparently a small group of miners is taking on investors.   Get in while
it's hot!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIDER was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HAVOK was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BOOKIE BOBBIE was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SACRIFICIAL COOLIE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOU C. FIRR overpowered PITLORD in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
LUCRETIUS was overpowered by SKYKNIGHT in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC delivered the death blow upon DEMONIC EGG in a 1 minute competition.
FUTARK overpowered BAAAD BOB in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
MARCUS won victory over BLENDER BOB in a action packed 1 minute Challenge duel.
SLAYER was overpowered by SCRIBONIUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
COFFIN FODDER was savagely slain by SPURIUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TED D. SEAVER was demolished by MESHARR in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LUCIUS devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
FRENZY devastated BOLT THROWER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
VARIUS was handily defeated by ANGUISH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KARLRAK overpowered DREAD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
MYSTIC MIRAGE handily defeated APOLLONIUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
APPIUS viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute brutal veteran vs. novice fight.
CYRUS beat SAM ALE II in a popular 1 minute match.
UNDEAD DUCK viciously subdued ARTEMIDORUS V in a crowd pleasing 9 minute competition.
CANNIBALISTIC COW overpowered ANDRONICUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL beat DEE T. EMTER in a 4 minute expert vs. beginner fray.
MARCELLUS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
ARTEMIDORUS IV viciously butchered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 6 minute match.
SNOWFLAKE subdued WAR EAGLE in a exciting 4 minute melee.
AWE was vanquished by EASTER GUARDIAN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fray.
THE SCOUSER overpowered ARTEMIDORUS VI in a 4 minute uneven competition.
HARRY MANN was savagely defeated by OREO in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
CADBURY was outwaited by HEXXER in a exciting 11 minute fight.
PRINGLES was subdued by WRACK'M in a 1 minute novice's fight.
MEAN MADALINE was overpowered by ROLAIDS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
REAPER murdered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       42 -  13 -  4      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW        38 -  23 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  37 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  32 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  18 -  2      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  29 -  5      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  10 -  2      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  11 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FRENZY 4625                14   5  1  142 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                13   3  0  100 ROMAN HEROES (73)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               23  17  1   98 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KARLRAK 4551               17  16  1   92 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
TOTAL PARRY      SNOWFLAKE 4689             12   4  1   54 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 UNDEAD DUCK 4612.  The ten other most popular fighters were CADBURY 4085, WAR 
EAGLE 4767, DEE T. EMTER 4860, SPURIUS 4545, APPIUS 4437, SNOWFLAKE 4689, EASTER 
GUARDIAN 4706, OREO 4082, STRIDER 4862, and BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679.

The least popular fighter this week was HEXXER 4876.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARRY MANN 4872, ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, PRINGLES 
4084, ANDRONICUS 4660, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, VARIUS 4424, BOLT THROWER 4821, COFFIN 
FODDER 4866, and SLAYER 4849.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DANGEROUS 1843 (68-54-3)               0  5  0         NOTORIOUS            
LEROY JENKINS 2350 (133-94-1)          0  5  0         L.A. MOB             

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROMULUS 3047 (77-52-3)                 2  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         
ROLEX WATCH 3732 (96-91-2)             0  5  0         LUST MUPPETS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIMOSA 4294 (24-19-1)                  4  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEFIANCE 4619 (16-0-1)                 9  3  1         ANGELS OF PAIN       
SHEA TANN 4623 (18-4-0)                3  3  0         DEVIL ADVOCATES      

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BURLY REIVER 4357 (7-1-0)              4  3  1         GEMSTONE BEASTS      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FRENZY 4625 (11-5-0)                   1  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DREAD 4666 (8-4-0)                     5  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
GREATER VRULL 4375 (5-4-0)             2  3  0         GEMSTONE BEASTS      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUCRETIUS 4687 (7-1-2)                 8  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         
ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663 (8-2-1)            4  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         
VARIUS 4424 (7-3-1)                    4  3  0         CAESAR'S THUGS       
UNDEAD DUCK 4612 (0-1-0)               2  3  0         BARN OF HORRORS      
FUTARK 4851 (2-3-0)                    1  3  0         CRUCIBLE             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EASTER GUARDIAN 4706 (1-0-0)           4  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       
LOU C. FIRR 4853 (2-2-0)               3  3  0         DEVIL ADVOCATES      
WAR EAGLE 4767 (2-1-0)                 2  3  0         SARATOGA GLORY       
MARCUS 4850 (4-0-1)                    1  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AWE 4861 (0-0-0)                       3  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
THE SCOUSER 4858 (0-0-0)               2  3  1         SARATOGA GLORY       

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TED D. SEAVER 4824 (11-0-2)            2  3  0         DEVIL ADVOCATES      

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPURIUS 4545 (4-3-1)                   2  3  0         CAESAR'S THUGS       
ARTEMIDORUS V 4686 (6-2-0)             0  3  0         ROMAN HEROES         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEE T. EMTER 4860 (0-0-0)              1  3  1         DEVIL ADVOCATES