DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/02/2012    Duedate: 08/15/2012

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHELLBACK
SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7769) [11-2-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHELLBACK                      ELT
SEA DOGS (630)                 SUMMERTEETH (640)
(33-7769) [11-2-0,95]          (33-7805) [8-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAVELSHAN KETHAL               DYLAN
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
(33-7795) [15-17-0,74]         (33-7861) [4-5-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUMMERTEETH (640)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TOOL SHED (638)             60
2. SEA DOGS (630)              34      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     14      Unchartered Team
4. HALLOWIENERS (635)          10
5. CLAN PENDRAGON (641)         6      SUMMERTEETH (640)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        60  24  0 71.4   1/ 2*SUMMERTEETH (640)         7  3 0
 2/ 2*SUMMERTEETH (640)         17  12  0 58.6   2/ 5 SEA DOGS (630)            6  1 1
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            96  74  5 56.5   3/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        6  1 0
 4/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  349 424 13 45.1   4/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4 11 0
 5/ 5 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      25  45  2 35.7   5/ 3 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      3 12 0
 6/ 0*TOOL SHED (638)            1   4  0 20.0   6/ 0*TOOL SHED (638)           1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
Warriors.
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be
more."

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
detected.
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
added.
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
easy."
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:
     Bubbaganoosh
     Grimm
     Khisanth

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Jerk O'Lantern here.  Your new Duelmaster.  Unfortunately I couldn't fight for
the title, as my teammate was holding it, but he'd tell you straight out--I'm the
better fighter.  Bite me, Headless!!!
     I'm a Jerk and that's the way it is.  Wanna fight about it?
     Actually, you can't.  Nyah nyah nyah!  I'm now up to 30 FE and will be hanging
out to make a champions run.  I'm just that good.  My teammates will be hanging out,
so you can fight the witch instead.
     Not sure why she's upset about no warts.  She's mighty fine.  But for some
reason she doesn't like me either, so she can go to hell.
     Let's see... I can't think of anything else to say other than I'm WAYYY better
than all you chumps.  So why waste time with you?

Jerk O'Lantern
King of the Island

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIATOLI ISLAND?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, HALLOWIENERS, since 
SUMMERTEETH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SEA DOGS turned 
their 4-0-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
DYLAN win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHELLBACK beat TAVELSHAN 
KETHAL and TAVELSHAN KETHAL lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, JERK O'LANTERN has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as SHELLBACK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, NIATOLI ISLAND?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
NIATOLI ISLAND, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  HALLOWIENERS 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 HALLOWIENERS.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, FISHWIFE was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     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.   
     There's got to be a better place in NIATOLI ISLAND to get a drink than The Don't 
Drop Inn!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of NIATOLI ISLAND.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHELLBACK 7769               11   2  0    95       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JERK O'LANTERN 7742          17   2  0   130       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-WARTLESS WITCH 7750          12   8  0    94       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARINIRINA 7810              13   9  2    88       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         11   3  0    83       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        15  17  0    74       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHWIFE 7822                 5   3  2    61       SEA DOGS (630)
 HULL SCRUBBER 7823            5   1  0    60       SEA DOGS (630)
 ELT 7805                      8   1  0    57       SUMMERTEETH (640)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796         11  21  1    55       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           13  13  0    52       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858     6   5  0    51       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-WHERE WOLF? 7809              4   0  0    47       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 GWENIVERE 7834                5   9  0    43       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
-SHE'S A JAR 7804              3   3  0    38       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 LOTHAR KATHAL 7832            3  11  1    36       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYLAN 7861                    4   5  0    29       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA2 7857                      5   3  0    18       SUMMERTEETH (640)
-PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856          1   0  0    15       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 BOX CUTTA 7783                1   0  0    15       TOOL SHED (638)
 WHITE SQUALL 7862             1   0  0    12       SEA DOGS (630)
 SIR ULRIC 7866                0   5  0     5       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 THE HUNTRESS 7886             0   1  0     1       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR OWEN 7831           6  7 1 CLAN PENDRAGON 641   FISHWIFE 7822         682   
DEAD 7885               0  1 0 HALLOWIENERS 635     SHEWISH GIANT         683  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GAS CAN GUS 7781        0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        STONE GOLEM           683  NONE
MULCHER 7780            0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        GERELIN LOSTFIRE      683  NONE
RUSTY 7779              0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        STONE GOLEM           683  NONE
WORNOUT WRENCH 7782     0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        SHEWISH GIANT         683  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Clan Pendragon -- Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. -- Fishwife

All -- Just stopping in.  This will likely be our last turn until after the fall
tourney. -- Sea Dogs

     Drat.

Kurelleu -- I have learned very quickly and very well from you; care to break our 1-1
tie sometime? -- Gwen

Karinirina, Hassimor, Tavelshen -- When do I get a chance at redemption? -- Gwen

Kielandor -- If you want a chance at redeption, let me know. -- Gwen

Kielandor -- Dinner?  Sounds great!  What time and what's for dinner? -- Dylan

Jorja -- I sent you a new diplo, your input on it as soon as you are able, would be a
huge help to our charter house. -- Myrddin

Headless Norseman -- Damn.  Well, that does it, after you "took it out" on me, don't
expect me to contribute to the Buy Headless a Gourd Fund. -- Tavelshan Kethal

Jerk O'Lantern -- Ah, well-named, I see. -- Karinirina

She's a Jar -- Should I call you the Open Door?  Not a bad fight, from my point of
view. -- Kielandor Venansinde

Gwenivere -- Doing well, my lady.  I salute you. -- Kurelleu Zien

Hull Scrubber -- Well, at least you got my armor clean. -- Hassimor Shomur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MULCHER was dealt death by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GAS CAN GUS was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DEAD was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WORNOUT WRENCH was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUSTY was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
TAVELSHAN KETHAL was overpowered by SHELLBACK in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
KARINIRINA savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
HULL SCRUBBER vanquished LOTHAR KATHAL in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
GWENIVERE was unbelievably bested by KIELANDOR VENANSINDE in a popular 3 minute fight.
FISHWIFE viciously subdued HASSIMOR SHOMUR in a popular 1 minute brutal bout.
ELT subdued KURELLEU ZIEN in a 3 minute competition.
DYLAN viciously subdued DA2 in a exciting 6 minute brutal contest.
SIR ULRIC was devastated by WHITE SQUALL in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BOX CUTTA handily defeated THE HUNTRESS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  14 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  22 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  12 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   7 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 683 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 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHELLBACK 7769             11   2  0   95 SEA DOGS (630)
AIMED BLOW       KARINIRINA 7810            13   9  2   88 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  HULL SCRUBBER 7823          5   1  0   60 SEA DOGS (630)
WALL OF STEEL    ELT 7805                    8   1  0   57 SUMMERTEETH (640)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was DYLAN 7861.  The ten other most popular fighters were GWENIVERE 7834, 
DA2 7857, KARINIRINA 7810, KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, GAS CAN GUS 
7781, FISHWIFE 7822, DEAD 7885, SHELLBACK 7769, and WORNOUT WRENCH 7782.

The least popular fighter this week was THE HUNTRESS 7886.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SIR ULRIC 7866, HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, LOTHAR KATHAL 7832, 
TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, RUSTY 7779, MULCHER 7780, BOX CUTTA 7783, WHITE SQUALL 7862, 
ELT 7805, and HULL SCRUBBER 7823.