DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2012    Duedate: 02/28/2012

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-674

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MATHEU
ASSORTED (228)
(32-5224) [24-17-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MATHEU                         ROTTING ROLAND
ASSORTED (228)                 THE WALKING DEAD (439)
(32-5224) [24-17-2,111]        (32-5437) [7-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIZZGIGUE                      DIONYSUS
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
(32-5197) [13-36-0,77]         (32-5506) [9-9-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BOWL O'RAMA (441)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLLEGE RADIO (364)         43
2. THE JOKER'S WILD (406)      37      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       35      Unchartered Team
4. SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)      23
5. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       20      BOWL O'RAMA (441)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BOWL O'RAMA (441)         16   9  2 64.0   1/ 1*BOWL O'RAMA (441)        10  5 2
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1317 760 63 63.4   2/ 2 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    9  6 1
 3/ 5 COLLEGE RADIO (364)       31  19  0 62.0   3/ 3*THE WALKING DEAD (439)    9  6 0
 4- 3 FOUND IN THE SAND (311)   88  55  7 61.5   4/ 8 COLLEGE RADIO (364)       8  2 0
 5/ 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    208 133  9 61.0   5/ 4*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)     8  7 0
 6/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     389 268 25 59.2   6/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  7 1
 7- 7*ZOMBIE SQUAD (429)         4   3  0 57.1   7/ 7 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     5  7 0
 8/ 9 ASSORTED (228)           216 191 15 53.1   8/14 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     4  4 0
 9/11*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)     13  12  0 52.0   9/13 ASSORTED (228)            3  0 0
10/10*THE WALKING DEAD (439)    20  20  0 50.0  10/ 6 GIANT KILLERS (152)       3  7 0
11-12*QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)      4   4  0 50.0  11/15 LORDS OF CHAOS (445)      3  9 1
12/14 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    46  53  2 46.5  12/10 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  2 0
13/13 LORDS OF CHAOS (445)      36  42  3 46.2  13/17*OTTO ONLINE (443)         2  4 0
14/15 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     18  23  0 43.9  14/11 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   2 13 0
15/17 GIANT KILLERS (152)       21  31  1 40.4  15/ 9*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)    2 13 0
16/18 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  541 912 16 37.2  16-12*QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)     1  0 0
17/16*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)     8  16  0 33.3  17-16 FOUND IN THE SAND (311)   0  1 0
18/19*OTTO ONLINE (443)          2   4  0 33.3  18-19*ZOMBIE SQUAD (429)        0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K

    '*'   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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Part 2

     To keep myself busy, I started a program of exercise-- as much as a man can do
in a tiny, cramped cell.  Every day I stretched and then began to do leg lifts and
pushed against the walls.  I had to do my exercise in short intervals, as the lack of
quality food made me tire quickly, but I found that having something to do made the
time go faster between meals.  I could tell the results of the exercise in a few days
and felt better and stronger, though I was even more ravenous at mealtimes.  I was
tempted to kill and eat some of the rats as a source of meat, but dreaded the
diseases the foul rodents might carry.  I considered it a last resort in the event of
my meal schedule becoming erratic.
     Another tool to kill the time that I used was to remember different days of my
life and break them down into the smallest detail.  Recalling what I wore, who I
spoke with, work I did, letters I wrote and every other item of note, I would
envision the scene and review what I could have done differently.  I became so
skilled at this pastime that I almost went into a trance-- it was more than a
daydream but less than being truly asleep.  It was definitely a strange sensation.
Soon I had every day within the past 10 years filed in my mind and could recall the
slightest detail at will.  This ability began to apply itself in other strange ways,
as I began noticing tastes and textures of my food more acutely, and I could smell
the cheap rum and tar from smoking pitch-sticks on my gaoler, when he delivered my
meals.
     Abruptly my routine was shattered.
     One day, as I was performing my exercises, I heard footsteps coming toward my
cell.  It felt too soon for my evening meal, and it was.  Abruptly the cell door
clanged open and a lantern blazed, blinding and stunning me.
     "He looks fit," boomed a harsh voice, the first I'd heard in a very long time.
"What have you been feeding him?"
     "Jus' da same slop I give aller dem.  Nuttin' difrent.  I swear, doctor, he gets
da same."
     "You there.  You have been in this cell for six months.  I'm here to inspect
you.  Turn around and place your hands on your head."
     I complied, still in a state of shock.  The doctor felt my muscles and poked and
prodded me for several moments.
     "He's fine.  Actually impressively so.  No sign of leprosy or the plague.  And
he seems fit.  He'll do."
     Suddenly rougher hands grasped me.  One took my right arm and twisted it behind
my back, while the other took me by the neck and thrust me toward the cell door.  I
opened my eyes, but the glare of the lantern caused them to burn and tear.  I could
make out the shape of the gaoler, and the doctor.  I was not certain who had taken
ahold of me-- perhaps another guard.
     We went up the stone tunnel and a flight of damp stone steps, then down another
corridor.  I counted my steps and memorized the direction we went, in case the
information would be useful in the future.  After another moment I heard a door open
and I was thrust into a small room.  By that point my eyes were working a bit better,
and if I squinted, I could see shapes and forms well enough.  The room appeared to be
an office, and a large man in a military uniform sat behind a desk.  He was drumming
his fingers on the desk, and apprising me the way a merchant might eye a prized
stallion.
     "Prisoner.  You have two choices.  One-- you can go back to your cell.  Two-- we
have been assigned to find recruits for the arena.  Volunteers are in short supply.
If you chose this option, we will place you in a small arena with 4 other men.  There
will be no weapons.  You will fight these men to the death.  Whichever of you
survives will be sold to an arena team.  That is all.  What is your choice."
     I hadn't used my voice in months.  But I knew what I wanted.  "I will fight," I
croaked.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARVAT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, THE JOKER'S WILD, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 6 in the rankings?  CALL 
THE PRIEST turned their 2-2-0 turn into a 8th place rank in the listings this turn.  
Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch COLLEGE 
RADIO's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, 
big deal.  Tsk, tsk, DECAYED DARLA beat WEE and WEE lost 15 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, ABSOLUTION has lost 
the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as MATHEU takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Welcome Wench, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARVAT's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ARVAT, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  THE WALKING DEAD 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 LORDS OF CHAOS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CATFISH ANNIE was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  CATFISH ANNIE was challenged by one of 
DEVIL ADVOCATES' warriors this turn, with DEVLIN D SEGIZE having a lead of 19 points 
going into the fight.  And golly gee, DEVLIN D SEGIZE subdued CATFISH ANNIE.  Aren't 
we all surprised and impressed?  I guess I can give a little credit to BRITISH SEA 
POWER of COLLEGE RADIO for challenging up by 22 to TEMPUS.  BRITISH SEA POWER won to 
get 52 points of recognition.  And we have TAKE YOUR LUMPS in a challenge, going down 
11 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought TAKE YOUR LUMPS showed great skill 
and promise when it bested FIZZGIGUE.  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.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ARVAT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATHEU 5224                  24  17  2   111       ASSORTED (228)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ABSOLUTION 5301              16   1  1   113       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 S.W.A.T. 5359                11   9  1   109       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260         11   4  0   100       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377         14   2  0    99       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSIRENA 5198                 20  29  0    90       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TIA MATTE 5321               16   7  0    84       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197               13  36  0    77       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 EVIL FANTASIES 4443          11   5  0    77       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 SANDY EYES 5388               8   2  0    75       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205           13  34  0    73       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 MISS TEARY 5369              10   8  1    73       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 DIONYSUS 5506                 9   9  0    70       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEE N. EMMI 5393             10   5  0    68       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR VEILLANCE 5421            8   3  0    66       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 HANNANNA 5289                15  18  0    63       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNDERCOVER LILY 5357          7  13  0    54       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 ROTTING ROLAND 5437           7   1  0    53       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 BRITISH SEA POWER 5370        2   0  0    52       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 TEMPUS 5498                  12   6  0    50       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
-MINKO 5337                    4   2  0    48       ZOMBIE SQUAD (429)
 CLAIRE D'LUNE 5432            5   0  0    40       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 BRAINS MCGEE 5441             5   3  0    40       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 TERRI 5476                    4   1  1    39       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
-DEVASTATION 5420              4   0  0    35       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BERSERKER 5504                6   5  1    34       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECAYED DARLA 5440            4   4  0    32       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 PUTRID PAULA 5438             3   5  0    32       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 ARES 5499                     3   2  2    26       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
 T ON 5480                     4   1  0    25       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 BUSTED SHINS 5389             5   5  0    24       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 WOB 5477                      3   2  1    24       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 GHENGIS KHAN 1577             3   5  0    24       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 DEAD WEATHER 5442             2   0  0    24       COLLEGE RADIO (364)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECORD-STORE JESUS 5384       2   1  0    22       QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)
-BLOOD RED SKIES 5430          2   0  0    22       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-BLASPHEMY 5332                1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 HEL 5502                      5   5  0    20       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
 PUNCH PUPPIES 5386            3   5  0    20       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
-BUFF PIG 5381                 2   0  0    20       QUAHOG'S FINEST (435)
 PAM DEMONIUM 5519             1   1  1    20       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BALKIR 1517                   4   7  0    19       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 A TOUCH OF EVIL 5410          3   2  0    16       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 HANNALOUISE 5417              2  10  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ANGUS GREYWALL 5434           2   3  0    15       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 ZEUS 1438                     3   4  1    14       GIANT KILLERS (152)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOUNG EMPIRES 5472            2   0  0    14       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 LISSIE POOLE 5433             2   3  0    12       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 DOCTOR BILLS 5387             1   7  0    12       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 WEE 5478                      3   2  0    11       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 GILBERTO BABEL 5436           3   2  0    11       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 GLOGG 5489                    1   1  0    11       OTTO ONLINE (443)
-HADRIUS 5492                  1   0  0    10       OTTO ONLINE (443)
 DEEP FREEZE 4747              0   6  0    10       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-D.A. CUSER 5512               0   2  0     6       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PROPHECY 5429                 0   3  0     3       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 RAZORGIRL 5491                0   2  0     2       OTTO ONLINE (443)
 NUT CASE 5528                 0   1  0     1       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-LODZ 5520                     0   1  0     1       GIANT KILLERS (152)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PAIN PART 2 5525        0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   DARK CHAMPION         674  NONE
SCRAB 5479              2  3 0 BOWL O'RAMA 441      DARK CHAMPION         674  NONE
DEER TICK 5372          3  3 0 COLLEGE RADIO 364    TERRI 5476            674   
REDHAMMER 5473          3  2 0 GIANT KILLERS 152    ARES 5499             672   
DUD 5490                0  1 0 OTTO ONLINE 443      MOUNTAIN TROLL        674  NONE
SLOW DEATH 5474         1  2 0 PAINFUL THOUGHT 436  WOB 5477              673   
FLORA D'LUNE 5435       1  4 0 THE CRIMSON CUP 438  PAM DEMONIUM 5519     674   
BOOK 5523               0  1 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 406 STONE GOLEM           674  NONE
BUBBLES 5516            0  2 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 406 ARENAMISTRESS SU      674  NONE
NOOK 5524               0  1 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 406 STONE GOLEM           674  NONE
SNOOPY 5517             0  2 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 406 SPYMASTER             674  NONE
TINKERBELL 5510         1  2 0 THE JOKER'S WILD 406 BANDIT PRINCE         674  NONE
DOCTOR #3 5529          0  1 0 THE WALKING DEAD 439 SHEWISH GIANT         674  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Matheu -- I certainly took my lumps from you last run...  I will be avoiding you,
thank you very much!!! -- Take Your Lumps

Glogg... Easy with that big stick there, fella... -- Empires

Pam -- I saw you getting ready to squash me with that hammer...  Don't deny it!!! It
was self defense... yeah, that's the ticket.  You believe me, right? -- Deer Tick

Prophecy -- Destitute Noble is a cruel master and you may not survive losing to me.
He takes failure... well... like a failure, I guess.  Tell him I TV'd rookies and it
may buy you another fight here in Arvat. -- Dead Weather

Gilberto -- I gotta assume you were using the response tactic there as I looked a bit
silly that first minute.  I will take the victory though.  Well played, sir. --
British Sea Power

Absolution -- Congrats and your lofty record and Duelmaster' crown. -- College Radio

Nice DM's column!!! -- Floyd

S.W.A.T. -- Nice attack.  Nothing like a little tremendous damage before breakfast to
wake you up...  Of course, had I weathered that attack you would have been shish-
kabob.  Now that you've finally beaten one of us, we're allowed to pay you a little
more attention! -- Tia

S.W.A.T. -- Tia's a bit of a poor sport-- better her than me! -- Devlin

Fizzgigue -- Good fight.  I thought I had you there, but apparently you were playing
possum. -- Dee N. Emmi

Terri -- I accuse me as well-- of being pretty lousy. -- D. A. Cuser

Deer Tick -- GREAAAT.  Just what I need on my first fight-- a tourney guy with way
more fights...  The boss says that's strike one... -- Pam Demonium

Sandy Eyes -- I may have gotten that one, but you are one scary woman.  Good match.
-- Dionysus

The Editor -- Indeed, list me as the team manager. -- Dionysus

     Will do.

Secret Squirrels -- Why, thank you for your welcome.  And don't worry about the
ominous team name, I for one love a good time, or fight as the case may be! --
Dionysus

Tinkerbell -- Damn fairies! -- Lodz

WOB -- Didn't you read my name on the fight roster?  It's SLOW DEATH.  SLOOOOOW.  Not
done in an Arvat minute, Sloooow. -- Ghost of Sloooow Death

Tia Matte -- Guaranteed to tighten up the wrinkles. -- Psirena
P.S.  And there's nothing wrong with hot lemonade in the winter, either.

Absolution -- You're an amazing student. -- Psirena

Devlin D Seqize -- You weren't paying attention!  If you'd been watching closely
instead of trying to hit me, I could have taught you much more. -- Catfish Annie

Dee N. Emmi -- You're a cute little thing.  Want to come ice-fishing with me? --
Fizzgigue

Sir Veillance -- I see what some of the others were complaining about.  You aren't
any great shakes as a teacher, are you?  Although maybe if I learned to read tail
semaphore it would help. -- Hannanna

Punch Puppies -- No need to bite my hand!  I was just following what sounded like the
instruction in your name. -- Hannalouise

DM Absolution- You can pick up your LP any time now- Secret Squirrels
P.S.- Oh yeah, ocngrats on holding the throne

Bowl O'Rama -- Congrats on Current Top Team, you are doing well for yourselves. --
Secreat Squirrels

Otto Online -- Welcome to Arvat, we will be watching. -- Secret Squirrels

College Radio and Call the Priest -- Welcome back to the both of you, don't take it
personally if we don't give you as many wins as we have in the past. -- Secret
Squirrels

Absolution -- You writing a book?  At least you are writing. -- Secret Squirrels

Tia Matte -- And that is how you get rid of those pesky flies. -- S.W.A.T.

Hannanna -- Darlin, let's do that again. -- Sir Veillance

Evil Fantasies -- I am not that kind of woman out side of the arena... and a few
other more private areas. -- Undercover Lily

M. Chardinee -- Where's the-- Miss Teary

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TINKERBELL was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SCRAB was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SNOOPY was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
BUBBLES was slaughtered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BOOK was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
NOOK was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena competition.
DUD was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
PAIN PART 2 was slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena struggle.
DOCTOR #3 was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ZEUS was viciously subdued by ARES in a action packed 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
TAKE YOUR LUMPS vanquished FIZZGIGUE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
S.W.A.T. overpowered PSIRENA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DEVLIN D SEGIZE overpowered CATFISH ANNIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SIR VEILLANCE savagely defeated HANNANNA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
SANDY EYES devastated ROTTING ROLAND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BRITISH SEA POWER demolished TEMPUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEER TICK was narrowly killed by TERRI in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
GHENGIS KHAN vanquished HANNALOUISE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BALKIR was viciously subdued by T ON in a 6 minute Challenge bout.
DECAYED DARLA overpowered WEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RAZORGIRL was overpowered by ANGUS GREYWALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GLOGG overcame DEEP FREEZE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
MATHEU overpowered DEE N. EMMI in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MISS TEARY was subdued by TIA MATTE in a action packed 1 minute bout.
DIONYSUS was outwaited by EVIL FANTASIES in a crowd pleasing 11 minute gory fray.
UNDERCOVER LILY demolished PUTRID PAULA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PUNCH PUPPIES was vanquished by CLAIRE D'LUNE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BRAINS MCGEE won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 5 minute fight.
DEAD WEATHER defeated HEL in a 2 minute match.
BUSTED SHINS won victory over LISSIE POOLE in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner bout.
A TOUCH OF EVIL beat DOCTOR BILLS in a 1 minute fray.
WOB overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven competition.
YOUNG EMPIRES savagely defeated PROPHECY in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
GILBERTO BABEL unbelievably bested NUT CASE in a 4 minute brutal novice's fight.
FLORA D'LUNE was assassinated by PAM DEMONIUM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                      12         AIMED BLOW        48 -  44 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    48 -  48 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  39 -  2      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  18 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  21 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  36 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 674 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      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         5 -  7         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MATHEU 5224                24  17  2  111 ASSORTED (228)
BASHING ATTACK   S.W.A.T. 5359              11   9  1  109 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
AIMED BLOW       TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260       11   4  0  100 COLLEGE RADIO (364)
TOTAL PARRY      EVIL FANTASIES 4443        11   5  0   77 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANDY EYES 5388             8   2  0   75 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR VEILLANCE 5421          8   3  0   66 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BRAINS MCGEE 5441           5   3  0   40 THE WALKING DEAD (439)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIZZGIGUE 5197.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DIONYSUS 5506.  The ten other most popular fighters were TERRI 5476, ARES 5499, 
SIR VEILLANCE 5421, DEER TICK 5372, GHENGIS KHAN 1577, DEAD WEATHER 5442, BOOK 5523, 
TIA MATTE 5321, BRAINS MCGEE 5441, and LISSIE POOLE 5433.

The least popular fighter this week was T ON 5480.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALKIR 1517, FLORA D'LUNE 5435, PROPHECY 5429, HEL 5502, PUNCH PUPPIES 
5386, EVIL FANTASIES 4443, RAZORGIRL 5491, WEE 5478, TEMPUS 5498, and ROTTING ROLAND 
5437.

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

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

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes