DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2012    Duedate: 03/27/2012

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-676

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

S.W.A.T.
SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
(32-5359) [12-10-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DISTORTION                     WOB
DEATH BY DESIGN (264)          BOWL O'RAMA (441)
(32-5280) [9-4-1,132]          (32-5477) [5-2-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MATHEU                         PUTRID PAULA
ASSORTED (228)                 THE WALKING DEAD (439)
(32-5224) [25-18-2,95]         (32-5438) [5-5-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

COLLEGE RADIO (364)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLLEGE RADIO (364)         37
2. DEATH BY DESIGN (264)       33      COLLEGE RADIO (364)
3. OTTO ONLINE (443)           32      Unchartered Team
4. BOWL O'RAMA (441)           29
5. THE CRIMSON CUP (438)       21      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)         23  10  2 69.7   1/ 1 COLLEGE RADIO (364)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 COLLEGE RADIO (364)       39  21  0 65.0   2/ 2*BOWL O'RAMA (441)        10  3 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1322 762 63 63.4   3/ 5*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)     9  6 1
 4- 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    208 133  9 61.0   4/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  3 1
 5/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     389 270 25 59.0   5/ 3 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    7  6 0
 6/ 7*THE CRIMSON CUP (438)     19  16  1 54.3   6/ 8 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     5  3 1
 7/ 6 ASSORTED (228)           217 192 15 53.1   7/ 6 THE WALKING DEAD (439)    5 10 0
 8/ 8 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)    50  57  2 46.7   8/ 7 GIANT KILLERS (152)       3  6 0
 9-10 LORDS OF CHAOS (445)      36  42  3 46.2   9/13*OTTO ONLINE (443)         3  8 0
10/ 9 THE WALKING DEAD (439)    23  27  0 46.0  10/11 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     3  9 0
11/12 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     42  62  6 40.4  11/10 ASSORTED (228)            2  1 0
12/11 GIANT KILLERS (152)       23  35  1 39.7  12- 9 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     2  2 0
13/13 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)     19  30  0 38.8  13-15*KHAOS (434)               1  3 0
14-14 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  541 917 16 37.1  14-12 LORDS OF CHAOS (445)      1  3 0
15/ 0 THE WILLBURYS (426)       34  59  5 36.6  15-17 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   0 10 0
16-15*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)     8  16  0 33.3  16-16*THE JOKER'S WILD (406)    0  5 0
17/17*OTTO ONLINE (443)          4  10  0 28.6  17/ 0 THE WILLBURYS (426)       0  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
18-16*KHAOS (434)                1   3  0 25.0  18/14 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                       Part 4

    My first days as a gladiator were some of the best of my life.  In retrospect,
nearly anything would have been wonderful after my time in the cell, but not only
that, but I was fed very, very well, had the camaraderie of other men and women of a
similar background and had my own, comfortable bed.  That first night after I was
brought back to the guildhouse and assigned a room, chest of drawers and bed, I
collapsed into the bed and slept for 30 hours without once awakening.  I was told
that I'd been given leave to rest and recuperate from the higher ups and I took full
advantage of it.
     When I finally did awaken, it was because of the magnificent aroma of frying
bacon and toasting bread.  I don't even remember walking to the kitchen--one moment
I was in bed, the next hovering over one of my guildmates staring at his platter of
delicious food.  He smiled and offered his platter to me and I fell to with gusto.
     Food never tasted so good as it did that day.  I ate enough for four grown men
and stopped only when cautioned by one of my guildmates.  Even then, I did end up
getting a bit sick-- gorging on food after a time of near starvation is definitely
not a wise idea, but I could not help myself.  The others said that this was common--
the food was too enticing to stop eating that first day.  Many of them said they did
the same thing.
     After eating, I was shown the guildhouse, a giant fortress of a building in the
middle of Arvat.  It was very impressive.  Madness, one of our guild's great
gladiators-- now retired with the rank of Lord Protector - was assigned as my
personal trainer for those first few days.  He let me know that there were only three
rules.  First, a new trainee was not allowed to leave the guildhouse.  Once my
training was complete and I had begun my career on the sands, dispensations could be
offered to allow me to travel under supervision, but until then I was to stay
indoors.  Second, training time was from noon until dark every day.  The only
acceptable reason not to attend training was with permission from the infirmary.
Finally, no weapons were to be used outside of training and we were forbidden from
fighting one another.
     Madness began by putting me on a rigorous training program.  I ran, lifted
weights and carried huge burdens about the training room.  In addition I was
compelled to swim in the pond in the courtyard of the guildhouse.  Eight hours every
day I trained.  Once I had gained twenty pounds of muscle and looked less like a
skeletal prisoner than a chiseled arena veteran, he then allowed me to start training
with the weapons masters.  They tested me on all the weapons daily, until one day one
of the masters stopped, turned to Madness and nodded.
     He grunted twice and said, "Lunging Attack."
     From then on I was trained in the lunging attack style.  I was taught dodging
and given practice with all the weapons of the style.  Often, the masters would play
the role of another gladiator and would strike me with a bamboo stick when I lost
form or made a poor attack.  Thanks to my honed memory and the lessons of my prison
cell, I never made any mistake more than once.  I knew that amongst the other
trainees my legend was growing.  Even the masters were impressed.  They spoke about
me amongst themselves when they thought I could not hear.
     Eventually I was given blunted weapons and matched against the other trainees.
At that point none of them could touch me.  I went through their ranks like a scythe
through wheat.  One after another fell, until the masters had me move in and spar
with actual gladiators who fought in the Arvat arena.  Even then I beat some of the
Initiates and lower Adepts when I sparred with them.
     It was at that point Madness took me aside.  "The Dark One has decided that you
will replace the next gladiator on the Angels of Pain who dies or graduates.  I
expect that this will come soon.  Be prepared.  The initiation ceremony to become one
of us is... different than other arena teams.  Each time a gladiator joins one of our
teams, they are... merged--magically--with something.  On some teams they are joined
to the essence of a beast, on some they are enspelled with powerful forces of nature.
For the Angels of Pain, we are joined with powerful spirits that are called Angels
among some cultures.  Though the process is painful, there are benefits.  We receive
heightened senses and great healing power.  In some it increases ferocity and
strength.  Others it makes wiser and more clever.  As I said - be ready."
     Madness was right.  They came that night.  I was rousted from my bed and dragged
into the Dark One's workshop.  I was strapped down onto a table.  After a moment his
robed form stood over me.
     "Now is the time to choose, boy.  I have liberated you, paid for your training,
rebuilt you.  But I will not have anyone fight for me who does not choose to do so.
You can withdraw and we will set you free with a small sum of coin.  You have been
pardoned, so you can return to your mundane life.  Or...  You can seek a life of
glory on the sand with the chance to eventually become a Lord Protector.  With your
skills you could become a legend of the games.  Choose now."
     For me, there was no choice.  My past life was dead.  This famed mage was
offering me a chance for glory, wealth and a new start.  I accepted his offer and
agreed to continue.
     "So be it."
     I watched as he took his staff and raised it, opening a dark portal to another
dimension.  From beyond the portal I could see bright stars, flaming comets and a
glowing figure.  The Dark One muttered some incantations and the figure was drawn
toward the portal.  He then reached out with his staff and drew it into the crystal
at the end of the staff.  He whipped the staff about and then slammed it onto my
stomach.
     As he released the spirit, I heard him shout, "Merge then, and be granted
ABSOLUTION!  And this, then, shall be your name forever more!"
     I felt the being tearing into my flesh, becoming one with me-- it was an agony
of blazing fire and pain unlike anything I had ever experienced.  Then it was over.

     Or, had it begun?

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 691): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 617): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 679): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): KIRVENJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 477): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 691): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 617): HOUSE CANNITH (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): DUEL REALITY (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): GAIDINS (Noble Discord, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 679): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): CLAN PENDRAGON (Myrddin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 477): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 622): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  A stormcloud is brewing over the ANGELS OF PAIN 
guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 0-1-0 may send the team to the 
Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 2-2-0 outing, OTTO ONLINE has advanced 4 places 
in the rankings.  It looks like the guys(?) at THE CRIMSON CUP had a good week as 
they went 4-1-0 to put them in 3rd place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for DISTORTION, who flew up 45 points in the rankings after mashing DEVLIN 
D SEGIZE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the 
top ten was CLAIRE D'LUNE, who dropped 21 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with DEAD WEATHER.  In front of all the crowds, S.W.A.T. took the 
Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DEATH BY DESIGN, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ARVAT really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause THE 
CRIMSON CUP beats feet every time DEATH BY DESIGN smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, PUTRID PAULA would be president.  
Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This round goes to DEATH BY 
DESIGN, their 9-4-1 warrior, DISTORTION slew the 15-3-0 DEVLIN D SEGIZE.  Stay tuned 
next week to see what happens.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your 
ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 S.W.A.T. 5359                12  10  1   105       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISTORTION 5280               9   4  1   132       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-ABSOLUTION 5301              16   1  1   113       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 TIA MATTE 5321               18   7  0   104       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DEE N. EMMI 5393             12   5  0   103       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MATHEU 5224                  25  18  2    95       ASSORTED (228)
 TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260         12   5  0    94       COLLEGE RADIO (364)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PSIRENA 5198                 20  30  0    90       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 MISS TEARY 5369              11   9  1    82       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-CATFISH ANNIE 5205           13  35  0    78       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-EVIL FANTASIES 4443          11   5  0    77       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-FIZZGIGUE 5197               13  37  0    76       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BRITISH SEA POWER 5370        4   0  0    72       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
-DIONYSUS 5506                 9   9  0    70       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
-DOMINATION 5232              11   3  0    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR VEILLANCE 5421            9   4  0    65       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
-HANNANNA 5289                15  19  0    64       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ROTTING ROLAND 5437           8   2  0    59       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 WOB 5477                      5   2  1    58       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
-UNDERCOVER LILY 5357          7  13  0    57       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD WEATHER 5442             4   0  0    53       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 SAMPSON 5189                 11   8  0    51       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 PUTRID PAULA 5438             5   5  0    51       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
-TEMPUS 5498                  12   6  0    50       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
 TERRI 5476                    5   2  1    48       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 T ON 5480                     6   1  0    44       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
-DAY DREAM 5365                1   0  0    41       KHAOS (434)
 SANDY EYES 5388               8   4  0    38       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 PIMP IN A BOX 5330            5   2  0    36       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 ANGUS GREYWALL 5434           3   4  0    33       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 CLAIRE D'LUNE 5432            6   1  0    30       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
-INSIDIOUS 5415                4   2  1    30       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-RR 5268                       6   7  0    29       THE WILLBURYS (426)
 BUSTED SHINS 5389             5   7  0    29       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
 WEE 5478                      5   2  0    27       BOWL O'RAMA (441)
 PUNCH PUPPIES 5386            4   6  0    27       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
-ARES 5499                     3   2  2    26       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
 GILBERTO BABEL 5436           4   3  0    25       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAINS MCGEE 5441             5   5  0    23       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 BALKIR 1517                   5   8  0    23       GIANT KILLERS (152)
-BLOOD RED SKIES 5430          2   0  0    22       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DECAYED DARLA 5440            4   6  0    21       THE WALKING DEAD (439)
 BABY HUEY 5539                2   0  0    21       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
-BLASPHEMY 5332                1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-HEL 5502                      5   5  0    20       LORDS OF CHAOS (445)
 SOPHIE D'LUNE 5541            2   0  1    19       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
 LISSIE POOLE 5433             3   4  0    18       THE CRIMSON CUP (438)
-HANNALOUISE 5417              2  11  0    17       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 GHENGIS KHAN 1577             3   7  0    16       GIANT KILLERS (152)
-A TOUCH OF EVIL 5410          3   2  0    16       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-CALADONIA 5527                1   0  0    15       GIANT KILLERS (152)
-ZEUS 1438                     3   4  1    14       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 DOCTOR BILLS 5387             1   9  0    14       PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
-BUG GUTS 5428                 2   1  0    13       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 LANZALLAMAS 5514              1   1  0    13       OTTO ONLINE (443)
 TWIG LORD 5553                1   0  0    11       OTTO ONLINE (443)
 YOUNG EMPIRES 5472            3   1  0    10       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
-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)
 NUT CASE 5528                 1   2  0     5       SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
 RAZORGIRL 5491                0   4  0     4       OTTO ONLINE (443)
-PROPHECY 5429                 0   3  0     3       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LODZ 5520                     0   2  0     2       GIANT KILLERS (152)
 SQUISHY GIANT 5540            0   2  0     2       THE WALKING DEAD (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEAT DEVIL 5552         0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   SHEWISH GIANT         676  NONE
DEER TICK 5372          3  3 0 COLLEGE RADIO 364    TERRI 5476            674   
DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377   15  3 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  DISTORTION 5280       676   
REDHAMMER 5473          3  2 0 GIANT KILLERS 152    ARES 5499             672  NOT REVENGED
DATA 32B 5554           0  1 0 OTTO ONLINE 443      SPYMASTER             676  NONE
GLOGG 5489              1  2 0 OTTO ONLINE 443      SOPHIE D'LUNE 5541    675   
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  NONE
GINO 5542               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 426    BLACK ORC             676  NONE
NICA 5543               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 426    BLACK ORC             676  NONE
NUKE 5545               0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 426    DARK CHAMPION         676  NONE
PEPINO 5544             0  1 0 THE WILLBURYS 426    SHEWISH GIANT         676  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sandy Eyes -- You kind of tricked me waiting for a turn to Bloodfeud.  I'm a little
disappointed I wasn't trying to learn some things from you.  How about sending out
Busted Shins again? -- Wob

Decayed Darla -- I feel quite privileged to have matched up with you, considering how
popular you are!  I'm really was trying to hit you, I'm just not very good at it.
Thanks for the learns. -- T On

Senior Gilberto Babel -- Some of my fans say I am quite offensive.  I think that's
their way of saying I don't smell so good, but I'm not quite sure. -- Wee

Sampson -- Okay, what the heck!  Who'd you pay to get this "random" matchup!  (Please
send me their address and how much it costs.) -- Terri

College Radio -- I see your insidious plan.  You and the other managers convince me
my new recruit would be perfect for the tourney... then you guys swoop in and take
the top team away from me!  Well played, sir, well played. -- Froot E. Bowl

Catfish Annie -- Just trying out some new stuff--I'll move on shortly.  I do
appreciate all the skills and the opportunity to try out some new tactics. -- Devlin
D. Segize

SWAT -- We were hoping you would take out Matheu.  At least we could expect you to
write a column.... -- Angels and Devils

Matheu -- Booooo!  No DM Column?  We frown on that sort of thing around here.  Pens
and paper are cheap! -- Angels and Devils

Fizzgigue -- Wow.  You beat me up last time.  And it was on my challenge.  This time
I looked a lot better!  And thanks for all the skills. -- Dee

RUMOR OF THE WEEK:  Join the Arvat bare knuckle boxing association!  Assigned matches
every turn!  Low kill desire, fist and kick only!  Word has it that interested
candidates should contact Floyd, care of College Radio!

Welcome! -- To the new teams. -- Bill the Bard and The Crimson Cup

Devil Advocates -- We're pretty disappointed not to get a chance at revenge.  Knowing
something bad happened to Pam isn't quite the same! -- The Crimson Cup

Brains -- I probably match up with you a lot better than most of my team.  Good luck.
-- Claire

Wee -- I had hoped that would be a nice, long bloody fight, but you took care of that
in a hurry. -- Gilberto

Dead Weather -- You guys aren't just "nice face for the radio." -- Angus

Otto Online -- Sorry about Glogg.  Look forward to the blood feud. -- Sophie d'Lune

Bug Guts -- I don't know if "unbelievably bested" is exactly the way I would put it.
Welcome to town. -- Lissie

Matheu -- You have taught me the meaning of... S.W.A.T.

College Radioc -- Nice 3 Turn W/L, let's see if you can keep it up. -- Secret
Squirrels

Khaos -- Welcome to Arvat!  Pick up your badges at the front desk. -- Secret
Squirrels

Death By Design -- Welcome back, buddies, your blood has been missed but don't think
for a minute that WE had no idea where you are at any given moment. -- Secret
Squirrels

     Eyes in every tree, eh?

Take Your Lumps -- And while your at it, take a couple for me as well. -- Miss Teary

Ghengis Khan -- Hope you enjoyed the free lesson. -- Undercover Lily

Pimp In A Box -- I have always wanted my very own "Pimp in a Box." -- Sir Veillance

Lanzallamas -- I do not remember trying to use the bash tactic, not really what I
have been trained to do, maybe I ought to try a different weapon. -- Nut Case

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DATA 32B was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEAT DEVIL was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
GINO was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
NUKE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
PEPINO was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NICA was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
BUSTED SHINS was viciously subdued by WOB in a 2 minute gory Bloodfeud duel.
RAZORGIRL was bested by SOPHIE D'LUNE in a 2 minute amateur's Bloodfeud match.
SIR VEILLANCE was handily defeated by TAKE YOUR LUMPS in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PIMP IN A BOX was viciously subdued by PUTRID PAULA in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
ROTTING ROLAND viciously subdued SAMPSON in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
DECAYED DARLA was overpowered by TERRI in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
DOCTOR BILLS was overpowered by WEE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PUNCH PUPPIES bested GHENGIS KHAN in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
GILBERTO BABEL viciously subdued BALKIR in a 7 minute brutal Challenge battle.
BABY HUEY devastated NUT CASE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
MATHEU was overcome by S.W.A.T. in a 1 minute expert's Title fight.
MISS TEARY was overpowered by DEE N. EMMI in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
TIA MATTE handily defeated VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DEVLIN D SEGIZE was butchered by DISTORTION in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BRITISH SEA POWER overpowered SANDY EYES in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CLAIRE D'LUNE was overpowered by DEAD WEATHER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
T ON handily defeated BRAINS MCGEE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
YOUNG EMPIRES was overpowered by ANGUS GREYWALL in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.
LISSIE POOLE overpowered SQUISHY GIANT in a 1 minute uneven fray.
LODZ was handily defeated by TWIG LORD in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LANZALLAMAS demolished CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        50 -  46 -  2      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  41 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  54 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  37 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  11 -  0      31  |

Turn 676 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         6 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   S.W.A.T. 5359              12  10  1  105 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
AIMED BLOW       DISTORTION 5280             9   4  1  132 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEE N. EMMI 5393           12   5  0  103 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIR VEILLANCE 5421          9   4  0   65 SECRET SQUIRRELS (433)
WALL OF STEEL    SAMPSON 5189               11   8  0   51 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
TOTAL PARRY      T ON 5480                   6   1  0   44 BOWL O'RAMA (441)
SLASHING ATTACK  SANDY EYES 5388             8   4  0   38 PAINFUL THOUGHT (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MATHEU 5224.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PUTRID PAULA 5438.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOB 5477, ROTTING ROLAND 
5437, TERRI 5476, TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260, GILBERTO BABEL 5436, TIA MATTE 5321, ANGUS 
GREYWALL 5434, RAZORGIRL 5491, SOPHIE D'LUNE 5541, and PIMP IN A BOX 5330.

The least popular fighter this week was BRAINS MCGEE 5441.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LODZ 5520, SQUISHY GIANT 5540, YOUNG EMPIRES 5472, T ON 5480, 
CLAIRE D'LUNE 5432, SANDY EYES 5388, DEVLIN D SEGIZE 5377, MISS TEARY 5369, NUT CASE 
5528, and BALKIR 1517.