DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2004    Duedate: 08/18/2004

CLIFFHOME ARENA

DM-38    TURN-453

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STEVEN SCIMITAR
EAGLES CLAW (47)
(38-4455) [13-0-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STEVEN SCIMITAR                FIGARO
EAGLES CLAW (47)               BOY O'S (388)
(38-4455) [13-0-1,129]         (38-4340) [4-1-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUNABOUT                       HARANDUR
JINDA-BAN (198)                JINDA-BAN (198)
(38-4458) [9-11-0,57]          (38-4484) [1-7-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EAGLES CLAW (47)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIRE DECK (394)             26
2. JINDA-BAN (198)             21      ALL FINESSE (384)
3. EAGLES CLAW (47)            20      Unchartered Team
4. THE LOST SOULS (94)         16
5. SANDS OF TIME (371)         16      BOY O'S (388)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)   7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 EAGLES CLAW (47)         10  4 0
 2/ 2*BOY O'S (388)             10   5  1 66.7   2/ 5 JINDA-BAN (198)           7  8 0
 3/ 3 ALL FINESSE (384)        109  88  4 55.3   3/ 6 THE LOST SOULS (94)       6  6 0
 4/ 4 EAGLES CLAW (47)         641 556 55 53.6   4/ 2*BOY O'S (388)             5  3 0
 5- 6 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      25  22  1 53.2   5- 4*SUPER BASH BROTHER (403)  4  0 0
 6/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       37  34  0 52.1   6- 3 DENNY'S BKFAST (367)      4  5 0
 7/ 5*THE GOBLINATE (402)        8   8  2 50.0   7/ 7 SANDS OF TIME (371)       2  0 0
 8/ 8 JINDA-BAN (198)          282 378  7 42.7   8/ 8*THE GOBLINATE (402)       1  1 0
 9/ 9 THE LOST SOULS (94)      291 433 30 40.2   9/ 9*FIRE DECK (394)           1  3 0
10/10*FIRE DECK (394)            5  10  0 33.3  10/10 ALL FINESSE (384)         0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The Old Forum of the ruins was empty of people, though strewn with bits of
rubble and random bushes.  Two hundred yards long and a hundred yards wide, and they
stood at the midpoint of one side and looked across to the battered, dark-stoned hulk
of the Old Valamantis arena on the other.  At the end to their left was a vast
building--or the remains of it--that had the layered foundation of an edifice built
on the remains of many previous ones.  Basalt, marble, sandstone, granite, porphyry.
     "The growth rings of the old city," Tensekai, the Silver Mage muttered.
     "Which is the Folstrom layer?" Ka D'Argo of Kolact asked.
     "The oldest.  The bottom one--black basalt," the mage answered.  "The old city
was founded by the Folstrom.  They laid out the ground plan and built the walls.
That," a twitch of his head to the left, "was their main...temple, although we don't
think they worshipped in the same sense we do now.  There at the other end--" a
forest of columns of many different stones, skillfully carved to look like different
species of trees, closed off the right end of the Forum, "that was their Grove of
Sacrifice."
     The gladiators looked one way, to the temple, the other way to the stone grove,
and then across at the arena.  The lower arcade was of black basalt.
     "So the arena was theirs, too."  Sputter of Dwes Eg hunched his shoulders
uneasily.  "Were the Bloodgames their idea?"
     Tensekai glanced at him, startled.  "I don't know, I never questioned that it
was Sheila of the Grey Wand who came up with that."  After a moment, he grimaced.
"She lived then, or near to then, and might have borrowed the idea from them."
     "So she's using blood magic, too, eh?"  Goblin licked his lips and took a step
forward.  "So much for her high-and-mighty attitude, then!  Not that I'm complaining,
mind you."
     "I have heard it said that Sheila of the Grey Wand would use ANY means to
protect Alastari," Tensekai muttered.  "But it never occurred to me that the
Bloodgames might be part of her magical defense...."  The thought appeared to make
him uneasy.
     "We won't get anything done standing around here," Goblin called back over his
shoulder.  I thought you were all eager to establish a magical perimeter inside the
arena.  Let's do it!"
     "Right," Sputter said.  He stepped forward to follow Goblin.  "You know, I
really don't want to go over there."
     "Me neither!"  Lavender Lance took Tensekai's arm.  "But we have it to do,
right?"
     The gladiators straggled out onto the Forum's cracked pavement.  Goblin was in
the lead; Ka D'Argo brought up the rear, facing backwards with his sword drawn.  None
of them felt comfortable with the fact that they'd gotten this far without being
stopped.
     After a few minutes, Sputter glanced around and then at Tensekai.  "Why aren't
we hearing anything?  No birds or mice, okay, I wouldn't want to hang out here
either, if I was a bird or a mouse.  But not even any wind!"
     The mage's eyes were blank with concentration, and he didn't answer.
     "It's a trap," Ka D'Argo said quietly.  "The whole city, but especially the
arena, is a trap for anyone who ventures in without the permission of..." he gestured
at the ruins around the Forum, "whoever's there.  But we have to do it anyway.  Some
traps can only be destroyed from the inside."
     Lavender Lance burst into tears.  "I don't want to be trapped by...by liches or
whatever they are!"  But she kept walking toward the arena.
     No one tried to stop them.  This unexpected fact brought all of them to
agreement with the Kolactan's assessment that the arena was a trap.  And a very
unpleasant one.  Once they were inside the walls, and especially as they descended
the dark corridor toward the sunken fighting floor, the smell of the place grew
stronger.  It stank of blood and death and decay, with a sulfurous undertone that
none of them could identify.
     Until they stepped out onto the sands, under a dome of crimson light, and saw
the demonic creature waiting for them.
     And heard the iron bars clash into position behind them to prevent an exit.

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 501): JEJUNE of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): LEFTISTS BLOW of THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): BELISS DON of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): SECOND OMEN of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): TERRI TOWEL of BEACH BABES (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR PENT of SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): POOPIEHEAD of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): RAZOR MELODY of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): MAD MILKSTER of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): STEVEN SCIMITAR of EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CANNONBALL of X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): SLEEPLESS PARANOIA of PARENTHOOD from DWES EG (TUM)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 501): HOMICIDAL MANIACS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 386): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): THE CONFUSED (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): MAYAN WHITE (Myrrdin, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 501): RENEGADES II (Elizamir, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 505): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 502): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 497): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 488): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 487): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 461): LITTLE GIRLS LIKE... (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 452): EAGLES CLAW (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 387): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): DEVIL'S MAYHEM (Dincuru Feadagnor?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 380): BLACK PRIMERS, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 506): GRAPH of GAMES LIBRARY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 502): STANLEY'S CUP of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 500): HOWLER of THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 487): PURPLE FIREFISH of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                            PICKLE JUICE of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                            VASSAL of THUNDR + LITENING (Doc Steele, mgr.)
                            HANNAH of SHEPHERDS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 486): THE BUTCHER of NASTY MOB (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 460): POSTMASTER P of HELTER SKELTER (Cosmo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 197): MYRON NAGEL of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
                   (turn 196): MISS CON DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): STUPID SEXY FLANDERS of I'M SO SEXY (Muffy, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 184): MICROSOFT of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 172): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
              (turn 171): HOFFA WITH HAIR of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 337): YOU of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 149): CONSTANTINE of AGELESS WONDER (Belyn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as JINDA-BAN can attest...  THE LOST SOULS had 
cause to celebrate, after D'ARK CATAAN got 21 points by beating JINGAREE.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 16 points to 
D'ARK CATAAN.  (Discrete enough, JINGAREE?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by KORRIBIE, of JINDA-BAN, who despite a 18-32-1 couldn't overcome 
CLIFFHOME's Number 1.  Word has it one team in CLIFFHOME is taking speech lessons to 
try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
KORRIBIE is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't JINDA-BAN proud!  Word has 
it SUI GENERIS suffered a romantic setback.  Note how she challenged TEDIOUS TED, 26 
points hers senior.  It's not whether you win or lose, but how many points you get 
(3).  Right, SUI GENERIS?  Take heed CLIFFHOME, of the unprincipled action of 
PINOCCHIO.  By challenging HARANDUR, 16 points below him, PINOCCHIO besmirches the 
noble art of dueling.  Bookies and PINOCCHIO were more than a little surprised, as 
HARANDUR snatched an easy victory from PINOCCHIO, gaining 17 points.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455         13   0  1   129       EAGLES CLAW (47)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451        13   2  1   115       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 TEDIOUS TED 4133             26  12  2   112       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 BOB, ETERNAL, 4460            9   0  0    94       SANDS OF TIME (371)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORRIBIE 4317                18  32  1    87       JINDA-BAN (198)
 SUI GENERIS 4444             11   8  0    86       ALL FINESSE (384)
 CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979          17  12  0    70       THE LOST SOULS (94)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGIL BILL 4428             12  14  0    62       JINDA-BAN (198)
 RUNABOUT 4458                 9  11  0    57       JINDA-BAN (198)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JILESNASPEEDO 4146            8   2  0    52       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 FIGARO 4340                   4   1  0    49       BOY O'S (388)
 DARK TYPHLOSION 4414          3   0  0    45       FIRE DECK (394)
-JACKY - VF 4496               3   2  0    34       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETTNANGER 4064               8   8  0    32       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 CHARIZARD 4411                2   2  0    32       FIRE DECK (394)
-FLEEBIM 4488                  3   2  0    30       THE GOBLINATE (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREEDOM TOAST 4482            5   4  0    27       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 MISS JULY 4263                4   2  0    27       THE LOST SOULS (94)
 ROBERTO 4516                  1   1  0    26       BOY O'S (388)
-GROOBIM 4489                  4   2  2    24       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 HARANDUR 4484                 1   7  0    24       JINDA-BAN (198)
 D'ARK CATAAN 4513             1   3  0    24       THE LOST SOULS (94)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LORDLINGS OF YORE 4495        4   1  0    22       SUPER BASH BROTHERS2 (403)
-WALDO 4336                    2   0  0    22       BOY O'S (388)
 AMOROUS ANDY 4464             4   3  0    20       EAGLES CLAW (47)
-ROOTIE TOOTIE 4483            4   5  0    17       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
-VEGGIELETTE 4149              3   5  0    15       DENNY'S BKFAST (367)
 PINOCCHIO 4337                2   1  0    13       BOY O'S (388)
 ROBERT GERMAN 4521            1   0  0    13       EAGLES CLAW (47)
 DRUUBIM 4503                  1   1  0     8       THE GOBLINATE (402)
 JINGAREE 4518                 2   1  0     7       JINDA-BAN (198)
-SANTIAGO 4339                 1   1  1     7       BOY O'S (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLAZED OUT 4515        0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         WURM KIN 27           453 NONE    
MATAZA 4519            0  1 0 FIRE DECK 394         MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     453 NONE    
CLICKETTY BING 4509    1  2 0 JINDA-BAN 198         SANTIAGO 4339         450 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jacky VF -- We just can't seem to get the jump on you. -- D'ark Cataan

Steven Scimitar -- If you keep matching up against the local denizens you just may
very well go undefeated. -- Stimpy

Korribie -- You can certainly lay down some pain...ouch! -- Crapola Crayon

Steven Scimitar -- Your first loss with come to me!  Just don't bolt outta here
before I can get a chance to prove my point. ;) -- Crapola Crayon

Tedious Ted -- You would have thought a guy with 36 attack skills would have landed
at least one shot, wouldn't you? -- Sui Generis

So far, the only surprises I've gotten from my warriors is that they're winning!
There is still a chance that one of them might capture my fancy, but things look bad
after last turn!  Maybe the third time will be a charm, though the next team I bring
in will almost certainly have a warrior I'm already committed to.  Perhaps I'm too
picky, but when you run 80% bashers, you've got to pick and choose. -- Assur

Crapola Crayon -- Yes, well, I can't make out where your soul comes into that, you
know.  Or whether the fact that you lost it somehow--and I would really like to know
how THAT came about, pact with a devil?  Somebody playing fast and loose with magic?
The possibilities are appalling--has anything to do with your name or your presence
in the arena.  General questions, you see? -- Korribie, trying to get any kind of
dialog going

Lordlings of Yore -- You ganged up on me!  I call that grossly unfair, you know.
After all, there's only ONE of me out there. -- Harandur

A Captured Orc?  (holds it up by the scruff of its neck)  But what am I supposed to
DO with it?  I hear they eat a lot, you know, and our budget isn't exactly
bottomless.  In fact, we can see the bottom any time we look.... -- Dingil Bill

The Ambitious Guard was so cute, trying to get away from me!  I chased him all over

the arena--great turn of speed that man's got--before I could finally get a wheel on
him.  Nothing serious, just a little "trampling" around the edges, to make him
respectful. -- Runabout

That Persistent Beggar is a KID!  That was a shock, you know?  A skinny little punk
with acne and bad teeth (don't ask about his breath).  I suppose he tried to beg from
the wrong person, wouldn't take a brush-off (gods, he's persistent!), and got tossed
into the arena as a sort of punishment.  Hard luck on him, but I'm no bleeding-heart
liberal.  I clouted him upside the head a few times, broke his arm, and knocked him
down.  I would've done more, but the wimp surrendered.  These kids today, no stamina.
-- Jingaree

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAZED OUT was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MATAZA was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BOB, ETERNAL, demolished CRAPOLA CRAYON in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SUI GENERIS was defeated by TEDIOUS TED in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
PINOCCHIO was viciously subdued by HARANDUR in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
STEVEN SCIMITAR devastated KORRIBIE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute fight.
TETTNANGER was vanquished by DARK TYPHLOSION in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
RUNABOUT overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
FIGARO overpowered AMOROUS ANDY in a 1 minute uneven match.
DINGIL BILL overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHARIZARD was luckily beaten by ROBERTO in a crowd pleasing 5 minute competition.
MISS JULY demolished DRUUBIM in a 1 minute mismatched match.
D'ARK CATAAN overpowered JINGAREE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ROBERT GERMAN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        21 -   6 -  1      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  22 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  0      11  |

Turn 453 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455       13   0  1  129 EAGLES CLAW (47)
AIMED BLOW       SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451      13   2  1  115 EAGLES CLAW (47)
WALL OF STEEL    TEDIOUS TED 4133           26  12  2  112 EAGLES CLAW (47)
TOTAL PARRY      CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979        17  12  0   70 THE LOST SOULS (94)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIGARO 4340                 4   1  0   49 BOY O'S (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUNABOUT 4458.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HARANDUR 4484.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARIZARD 4411, BOB, 
ETERNAL, 4460, RUNABOUT 4458, STEVEN SCIMITAR 4455, SYSTEM OF A DOWN 4451, DARK 
TYPHLOSION 4414, FIGARO 4340, DINGIL BILL 4428, TEDIOUS TED 4133, and MISS JULY 4263.

The least popular fighter this week was JINGAREE 4518.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRUUBIM 4503, AMOROUS ANDY 4464, TETTNANGER 4064, KORRIBIE 4317, 
CRAPOLA CRAYON 3979, MATAZA 4519, BLAZED OUT 4515, ROBERTO 4516, PINOCCHIO 4337, and 
SUI GENERIS 4444.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TEDIOUS TED (38-4133) EAGLES CLAW (47)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI