DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/28/2010    Duedate: 05/11/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-627

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENVY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-5113) [16-1-2,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENVY                           WALDEBURG
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
(32-5113) [16-1-2,109]         (32-5180) [2-3-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARNAGE                        FIZZGIGUE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-5089) [16-9-0,96]          (32-5197) [1-1-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       50
2. DEATH BY DESIGN (264)       33      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        19      Unchartered Team
4. ORDER (413)                 12
5. APOCALYPSE (385)             0      DEATH BY DESIGN (264)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1168 687 59 63.0   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  1 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     320 207 20 60.7   2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      9  3 3
 3- 4 APOCALYPSE (385)         128 156 10 45.1   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4  9 0
 4/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  465 759 16 38.0   4/ 0 ORDER (413)               1  2 0
 5/ 0 ORDER (413)               18  40  1 31.0   5- 4 APOCALYPSE (385)          1  3 0
 6/ 8*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)      5  18  2 21.7   6/ 6*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     1  7 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                    Blood on a Purple Robe: A Bloodgames Primer
                                by One Armed Bandit

     Twice a year, there is a great gathering.  These tiny men with their stained
clothing and great intellects do not look like your traditional gladiators, but they
will meet and compete for a chance at Duel-2 immortality.  No, no, I'm not talking
about the managers at the Face-to-Face.  I'm talking about the murderous dwarves of
the Bloodgames.
     It's probably the worst advertised event in Duel-2 history.  It happens twice a
year, in January and July, and you don't have to fly across the country to
participate.  For some, the Bloodgames are just a distant memory of a t-shirt that
never arrived, newer managers may have never even heard of it.  For others, though,
it is a way of life.  And it can be yours, too.
     The cost:  $10 to roll up the team, $49 to run them.  At each Face-To-Face
tourney, two Bloodgames arenas are run.  One of them (called the FtF Bloodgames) gets
run round-by-round for ten rounds, and warriors are allowed to change their
strategies, avoid, and make Bloodfeud challenges.  For the other arena (called the
Mail-In Bloodgames), there are no bloodfeuds or avoids and each warrior must use the
same strategy and train for all ten rounds.  You can participate in both even if you
don't attend the FtF, but you'll be at a slight disadvantage in the FtF Bloodgames
(the Mail-In Bloodgames is a perfectly level playing field).
     The teams:  Each team consists of TEN warriors, one of EACH style.  You can
design each warrior however you want, as long as the stats add up to 84 points and no
stat is lower than a 3 or higher than a 21 (referred to as DYOs or design-your-own
warriors).  Simply write down the following information on a piece of paper and mail
it to RSI (or email it to csr@reality.com): your name, your account number, the words
"Mail-In Bloodgames" or "FtF Bloodgames", the team name, and all ten warriors (name,
style, gender, ST-CN-SZ-WT-WL-SP-DF).  If you submit them early enough you will
probably get a chance to see the overviews before sending in strategies for each of
them (using a normal strategy sheet, remember only one strategy and one train for the
entire event).  If you want to play it safe, however, you can submit strategies along
with the team information, just write "NEW" in each of the Warrior ID spots and
either "MI BG" or "FTF BG" in the Game # spot.  Some managers who are especially
ambitious will roll up each team more than once, and look over the overviews to
determine which team had the best luck in the roll-up process.  Just remember, it
costs $10 each time you roll them up.
     The rules:  So what's the catch? $59 for 10 design-your-own warriors?  Not so
fast, buddy.  At the end of ten rounds, the top three warriors of different styles
from each arena will be granted immortality, trained up to the minimum ADM
requirements, and will graduate to ADM.  Every other warrior will be gone forever.
Executed, freed, or retired to a quiet life on the farm like your childhood dog
Buster, if that helps you sleep at night.  If the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors
are a LU, a WS, and an AB, then those three will win the prizes.  However, if the
1st, 2nd, and 3rd ranked warriors are a LU, a LU, and a WS, the 2nd place LU is out
of luck, his prize will drop down to the highest ranking member of a style that isn't
LU or WS.  So what does it take to be one of the top ranked warriors?  Warriors are
ranked based on number of kills, first and foremost, with their record and
recognition points being the tie breakers.  Oh, did I mention that the chances of
dying are FIVE TIMES that of a normal arena?
     What to expect:  You will run into many opponents who are SZ 3, who have 21 WT
and 21 WL, who are using a 10 KD and aiming for the vitals, who are using unusual
weapons that Duel-2 folklore says have a greater chance of delivering that killing
blow, such as the Battle Axe.  You may run into such classic archetypes as the 17-3-
3-21-21-8-11 ST or the 17-16-3-3-21-3-21 AB.
     So why should you play?  There are many reasons.  You don't have to feel guilty
about killing your friend's warrior, for starters, because that's the whole
objective.  Unique kill text make it all the sweeter, too.  You won't see anyone get
"pierced completely through" or "skewered through their vital organs" anywhere else
(at least I hope not).  Not only is it exciting to read, but my most rewarding
warrior came from the Bloodgames and yours could, too.  Whether you are a tournament
player or an arena player, if your warrior is tough enough to survive the Bloodgames,
he's tough enough for whatever task you set him to.  My first Bloodgames graduate was
a warrior named Sushi Slinger of Sea Dogs: 17-3-3-21-21-12-7 SL.  He left Old
Valamantis with a 10-0-3 record and immortality.  Since then, he has been a
Tournament Victor in the Freshman tourney, a Runner-Up in the ADM tourney, and a
three-time Tournament Victor in the Eligibles tourney.  He is now fighting in Primus
against the best of the best and holding his own.  Your Bloodgames graduate could
join him in Primus, too.

     "Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.
     Dare to fight bravely." - Alarond the Scribe

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 642): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otis X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 642): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): THE DISCIPLES (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat, 

     Bill P. Gore here for the last time.  I got myself up to 20 fights and the
invite was waiting for me when I got back from the arena.  Which is a good thing, as
I have some new business opportunities there that I need to look into.
     I wasn't one of the warriors selected to fight in the tournament.  Actually I've
only ever been to one, the Rookies, and I won one fight there...  I've been told that
Aimed Blow warriors do well in Rookies, unfortunately I matched against three solid
offensives who were faster than I am and SPLAT...
     I have a 5 Con and 7 Will, too, so the boss thought I'd be better off in the
arena.  Guess he was right, as I pulled in a 19-1 record here.  Good timing there, as
I fought a LOT of total parries here.  The arena seems to be trending towards
offensives now, so I'm guessing I had a good run mainly due to the TP explosion.
     Those of you interested in hearing more about me, my numbers are 8-5-9-21-7-13-
21.  I'm exactly the 5th natural 21 wit warrior that my manager has received here
over the years.  The recruits here tend to be on the dumb side, but are generally
very strong...  I got somewhat lucky and ended up with very little endurance and good
damage.
     In terms of skills, I am +3 in initiative and -3 in riposte, so effectively
mode.  Riposte is also my favorite learn and I favor the riposte tactic as well, so
it's somewhat ironic that I was hosed there skillwise.
     My favorite weapon is the scimitar, which was helpful and my rhythm is mod/low,
which, for my style, is not too bad.
     My skills as I leave the arena are: 16/26/38/19/20/17 -- I'm the first warrior
from Arvat that my manager has had graduate with ratings in all 6 areas.
     I'm told I will get to fight through Freshmen and then "we'll see."
     Best of luck to all of the tournament warriors, except Father O'Lies.  In fact,
if anyone knows where he is, please let me know.  There's a reward in it for you.

 Bill P. Gore
 Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARVAT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now let's all watch ANGELS OF PAIN's 
heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see D.N.EMMY win a fight and gain 
22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, D.N.EMMY beat PSIRENA and PSIRENA lost 15 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARVAT may be getting 
bland, as BILL P. GORE stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, 
but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARVAT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARVAT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
APOCALYPSE the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     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!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENVY 5113                    16   1  2   109       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAMPAGE 5076                  8   0  0   109       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 E. BLISS 5096                21   5  1   105       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CARNAGE 5089                 16   9  0    96       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SARLOW 4346                  15  49  0    94       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETHE 5079                19   6  0    86       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-EAST TO WEST 4929            12  10  0    86       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             13  30  0    69       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IHAO 4476                     8   9  1    62       APOCALYPSE (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SORROW 5174                   5   0  2    56       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-FAMINE 4541                   6   4  1    54       APOCALYPSE (385)
 GEMINI 4908                   8   6  0    40       ORDER (413)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAMMIR 4475                   6   9  1    31       APOCALYPSE (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELTA 88 4911                 1   3  0    22       ORDER (413)
 D.N.EMMY 5176                 1   0  0    22       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FATHER O'LIES 5175            4   1  0    17       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 WALDEBURG 5180                2   3  1    16       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 SAMPSON 5189                  1   0  0    15       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 MIKE JONES 4942               1   1  0    12       ORDER (413)
-PLAGUE 5153                   1   5  1     9       APOCALYPSE (385)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                1   1  0     6       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 QUID PRO QUO 5188             0   1  0     5       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 PSIRENA 5198                  1   1  0     4       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5199       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   SHEWISH GIANT         627  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAOM 5200               0  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  MOUNTAIN TROLL        627  NONE
EVIL RICHARD 5182       0  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  FISHER BATES 5166     623  NONE
BIG MINNOW 5147         4  6 0 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 HAMMIR 4475           624   
FISHER BATES 5166       4  2 1 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 SORROW 5174           626   
NUPARINE 5155           3  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 SORROW 5174           625   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fisher Bates -- What the hey?  I specifically didn't challenge you because I was
feeling all bad about Nuparine, and then I match with you AND kill you, too.  I've
been through six boxes of Kleenex here!  I feel so bad! -- Sorrow

Fizzgigue -- Well fought, Laddie, well fought.  Especially for one so young, don't ya
know. -- Father O'Lies

Sarlow -- Hmm.  Indeed.  Turns out that was my favorite weapon all along.  It's good
when you need a can opener.  Actually with my favorites I've been told I might get to
fight on the Isle as well.  See you there. -- Bill P. Gore (STILL not a politician)

Listen, you guys have to stop killing off my crew!  I'm having a heck of a time
getting new recruits. -- Jorja

Bill P. Gore -- I think we can safely say that "fifty fights and you graduate" is not
a hard-and-fast rule.  I've even got more than fourteen wins!  Oh, well. -- Sarlow
P.S.  I wouldn't have minded a skill.

Lil Ethe -- The audience "booed, jeered, and hissed" when you hit me there at the
end.  There's a message in that. -- Fillis Bouy

Sorrow -- True word. -- Ghost of Fisher Bates

Father O'Lies -- That's a mean trick!  Come into the fight with more experience than
me, lose, and don't teach me a single skill, while taking two yourself?  Greedy,
that's what you are! -- Fizzgigue

Waldenburg -- Ah!  A good beginning.  I like that. -- Psirena

Sorrow -- Somehow your semi-apology lacks force in light of more recent events. --
Friends and Family of Nuparine

Our congratulations to Bill P. Gore. -- Jorja and what's left of the Fishermen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAOM was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOT AN ANGEL was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
BILL P. GORE demolished SARLOW in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ENVY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
E. BLISS defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
CARNAGE won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal fight.
LIL ETHE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute veteran's competition.
FILLIS BOUY slimly won victory over GEMINI in a 3 minute uneven duel.
SORROW vanquished DELTA 88 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FATHER O'LIES won victory over WALDEBURG in a 2 minute fight.
MIKE JONES overpowered QUID PRO QUO in a 1 minute uneven match.
PSIRENA was overpowered by D.N.EMMY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FIZZGIGUE was subdued by SAMPSON in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -   8 -  2      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  14 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  2      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  30 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  25 -  1      29  |

Turn 627 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ENVY 5113                  16   1  2  109 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      E. BLISS 5096              21   5  1  105 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089               16   9  0   96 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              19   6  0   86 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   SORROW 5174                 5   0  2   56 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARNAGE 5089.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FIZZGIGUE 5197.  The ten other most popular fighters were E. BLISS 5096, LIL ETHE 
5079, GEMINI 4908, DAOM 5200, NOT AN ANGEL 5199, CARNAGE 5089, FILLIS BOUY 4536, 
FATHER O'LIES 5175, MIKE JONES 4942, and D.N.EMMY 5176.

The least popular fighter this week was PSIRENA 5198.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUID PRO QUO 5188, DELTA 88 4911, SARLOW 4346, SAMPSON 5189, WALDEBURG 
5180, SORROW 5174, ENVY 5113, D.N.EMMY 5176, MIKE JONES 4942, and FATHER O'LIES 5175.

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

BILL P. GORE (32-5114) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes