Date   : 05/07/2009    Duedate: 05/20/2009


DM-43    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors


(43-4636) [17-2-0,155]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAWK NELSON                    AEROPEARL
(43-4636) [17-2-0,155]         (43-4690) [1-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NAPOLEON                       BITT BETRO
CIV LEADERS (460)              THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4609) [9-10-0,100]         (43-4662) [9-8-0,65]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERHEROES! (469)          40
3. POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)  25      Unchartered Team
4. CIV LEADERS (460)            6
5. THE FAMILY (116)             4      SUPERHEROES! (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SUPERHEROES! (469)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    8  7 0
 2/ 1 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  58  30  1 65.9   2/ 4 OBSCURE LORE (466)        6  0 0
 3/ 2 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)    54  35  2 60.7   3/ 2 POSITIVE ALTERNATI (464)  6  3 0
 4/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         665 726 16 47.8   4/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          4  8 0
 5/ 4 OBSCURE LORE (466)        23  26  2 46.9   5/ 5 CIV LEADERS (460)         3  6 0
 6/ 5 CIV LEADERS (460)         29  39  1 42.6   6/ 0*SUPERHEROES! (469)        2  0 0

    '*'   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===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 613): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): SANGUIS MORI (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 601): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 599): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 590): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 480): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 447): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 467): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA 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!.  Hey everybody, watch out for AEROPEARL, who 
flew up 27 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was KING COREY, who 
dropped 7 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with NAPOLEON.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was LUROCIAN ROYALTY's 
PRINCE CONNOR, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by KRYSTAL MEYERS.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
VEASTIAN's afraid of the big bad LUROCIAN ROYALTY.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE beats feet 
every time LUROCIAN ROYALTY smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of QUEEN RANDI, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
Can any one out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying HAWK NELSON will do.  He 
challenged 41 points down to trash QUEEN RANDI.  Definition of petty:  HAWK NELSON 
defeated QUEEN RANDI, a mismatch of 41 points.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in VEASTIAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  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                  
 HAWK NELSON 4636             17   2  0   155       POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 4609                 9  10  0   100       CIV LEADERS (460)
 PRINCESS EMILY 4616          11   7  1    98       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 PRINCE CONNOR 4618           13   5  0    97       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 QUEEN RANDI 4644             12   6  0    94       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELOWAN 4653                  11   7  1    85       OBSCURE LORE (466)
 KING COREY 4620              12   6  1    72       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITT BETRO 4662               9   8  0    65       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHAN 4654                   9   9  1    57       OBSCURE LORE (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS 4610                   10   9  0    53       CIV LEADERS (460)
 PRINCE JACKSON 4619           6   6  0    51       LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
 GEORGE 4607                   7  12  1    34       CIV LEADERS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEROPEARL 4690                1   0  0    27       SUPERHEROES! (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENJIRO 4688                  4   4  0    23       THE FAMILY (116)
 THOUGHT FIGHTER 4693          1   0  0    13       SUPERHEROES! (469)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Queen Randi -- Against such a lady as you, it is an honor to lose. -- J'Korou
P.S.  Not that I'd want to make a habit of it.

Princess Emily -- Damn, that's just plain unwomanly of you!  Good fight, though.  I
guess. -- Bitt Betro

I have no use for Cult Members. -- Senjiro

Two killed by the Embezzling Scribe in one day?  This is incredibly depressing.  I
have no heart to hire new gladiators today.  You'll have to wait for next turn. --

Our congratulations, such of us as are left, to Krystal Meyrers. -- Jorja and the

Krystal Meyers -- It is unseemly for a woman to fight in the arena, baring her limbs
to the public eye and directing aggressive actions toward men.  None the less, since
you have embraced this occupation, we salute your success.  If you care to remain
here, the Emir would perhaps be interested in hiring you to guard the hareem? --
Zhorg Enkharaj, Arena Manager

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

4 May 09
Players of Duel 2:

RSI wants to try, in a few arenas, a system that rewards role-play and general arena
involvement.  Our thoughts at this time are as follows, and feedback is earnestly

1.  What to reward.
a.  Spotlights--they don't have to be involved and lengthy storylines, and in fact,
my own inclination is to say: anything game related and original (i,e,, not a
reprint), maybe set a minimum length.  I use TOGS here as my model--half a column as
formatted for the newsletter, and we don't judge the quality of the writing (so long
as the editor isn't grossed out), just the intent to make a positive contribution.
b.  A dm column where one is "due."  Again, no judgment on quality of writing, should
be dm-related, and I would say (this is just me) a minimum length of maybe five
c.  Personals.  More than just "you suck," or "good fight."  How much more doesn't
really concern me, and quality, other than "not offensive to the editor," should not
be an issue.  We don't want to encourage participation and then muzzle it.
d.  It has been suggested that a reward point or two be offered for running a full
team.  We could include this, but my own inclination would be to say that there would
be no points for this, but that those who don't make a clear effort on this
(accidents happen, so maybe something like "when the three-turn total of fights is
below twelve"?) aren't eligible for points on any turn until they get it back up to a
full team.

2.  How to reward it.
a.  We've been thinking nebulously about some kind of point system, obviously, as an
example, say 3 points for a spotlight, 2 for a column, 1 for personals, more points
here for what takes more effort, but some points for any effort.  This is in no way
final!  But some way to keep track of who is contributing and how much, and as non-
subjective as possible; this would be noted as each newsletter would be proofed.  A
way to clearly identify who's sending in what would help, but I can work it out by
referring to the warrior listings if I have to.
b.  But, assuming a point system, do the rewards, whatever they end up being, go to
the player who achieves a certain point total?  Is this calculated per turn, or as a
running total over as many turns as it takes to reach that point?  Or to the player
with the highest total on any given turn?  What about ties?
c.  What do the points get the player?  The current thought is X points gets a free
fight, probably replacing the "Popularity Leader's" free fight in the relevant arena.
That suggests only one player getting a role-play free fight on any given turn.  Is
this enough to encourage the newsletter participation we're hoping for?  Should we
convert "This Week's Favorite" to a role-play free fight also?  Or handle rewards in
some other way entirely?

3.  Where it happens.
The current thought is, try it in four arenas:  one in each region, and one slow
arena.  Who picks the arenas in question?  I'd be inclined to rule out those that are
doing fairly well already (Ardivent, Sunset, Lapur; Arkers, Morya, North Fork), but
is that wise?  Or even fair?  Darned if I know.  Places where it is NOT currently
intended to happen:  Transfer arenas.  Maybe rule out the no-tourney arenas as
current candidates, too?

If this seems to work well enough to be worth the effort, should we consider
extending it to more, eventually to all non-transfer, arenas?

This is not a "someday down the line we might" concept.  We want to do this, and
SOON.  Your feedback would be appreciated, for, against, changes, anything.  You can
email me directly at jputney zianet com (make sure it says DM in the subject line) or
send a diplo to scribe, any arena.

the Scribe

P.S.  Staff members not to be eligible for role-playing free fights.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the
Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.


                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAWK NELSON devastated QUEEN RANDI in a 6 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
KRYSTAL MEYERS savagely defeated PRINCE CONNOR in a popular 3 minute veteran's melee.
PRINCESS EMILY devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
NAPOLEON demolished KING COREY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CYRUS lost to BITT BETRO in a 2 minute bloody fight.
ELOWAN overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MECHAN handily defeated SENJIRO in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
PRINCE JACKSON vanquished GEORGE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AEROPEARL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THOUGHT FIGHTER overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  11 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 553 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      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HAWK NELSON 4636           17   2  0  155 POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (464)
WALL OF STEEL    PRINCESS EMILY 4616        11   7  1   98 LUROCIAN ROYALTY (462)
AIMED BLOW       ELOWAN 4653                11   7  1   85 OBSCURE LORE (466)
LUNGING ATTACK   BITT BETRO 4662             9   8  0   65 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CYRUS 4610                 10   9  0   53 CIV LEADERS (460)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NAPOLEON 4609.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BITT BETRO 4662.  The ten other most popular fighters were ELOWAN 4653, MECHAN 

The least popular fighter this week was HAWK NELSON 4636.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GEORGE 4607, KING COREY 4620, QUEEN RANDI 4644, AEROPEARL 4690, 

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


                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ICE BEAR 1447 (90-78-2)                3  3  0         THE BEARS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THOMAS FOWLER 4472 (35-21-0)           7  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR 27    

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JEREMY CAMP 4626 (13-5-0)              2  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRYSTAL MEYERS 4635 (14-4-0)           7  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SONNY DAZE 3774 (0-0-0)                4  3  1         FORCE OF NATURE      
PACMAN 4161 (5-0-1)                    1  3  0         CLASSIC GAMES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AEROPEARL 4690 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         SUPERHEROES!         
BODACIOUS BETH 4572 (0-0-0)            2  3  0  DEAD   STREETWALKERS        

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MISTY JENKINS 374 (24-13-0)            1  3  0         GIRLS X3             

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAWK NELSON 4636 (15-2-0)              0  3  0         POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UMBAR CONN III 4280 (3-5-1)            3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS