DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2007    Duedate: 01/01/2008

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-263

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGGEDY ANN
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-4148) [29-9-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE BRIDE                      LYNN THAO
DARQUE FORCES (428)            THE DAMNED II (493)
(45-4180) [19-8-1,163]         (45-4332) [3-1-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BEAST HAMMER                   BEAST HAMMER
MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)           MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
(45-3963) [12-11-0,103]        (45-3963) [12-11-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (490)                59
2. MISFIT TOYS K (505)         43      SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
3. OLD MAN RIVER (494)         41      Unchartered Team
4. OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)       36
5. PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)      34      OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)      8   4  0 66.7   1/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      10  5 0
 2/ 0 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      19  10  1 65.5   2/ 2 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       8  7 2
 3/ 0*MISFIT TOYS K (505)        3   2  0 60.0   3/ 3 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      7  8 1
 4/ 0*NOSTALGIA (506)            3   2  0 60.0   4/ 5*SUDDEN FURY (487)         6  9 0
 5/ 0*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)     3   2  0 60.0   5/ 6*SHATTERPOINT (497)        5  5 1
 6/ 0*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)        3   2  0 60.0   6/ 4 THE LION'S DEN (479)      5  7 1
 7/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)      269 195 14 58.0   7/ 9*OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)     4  1 0
 8/ 5 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)      64  51  3 55.7   8/ 0*PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)    3  2 0
 9/ 6 ARCTIC WASTES (486)       35  28  5 55.6   9/ 0 SRETSAMLEUD II (500)      3  2 0
10/ 2*SHATTERPOINT (497)         5   5  1 50.0  10/ 0*DDR SUPERNOVA (502)       3  2 0
11/ 1*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)     4   4  0 50.0  11/ 0*MISFIT TOYS K (505)       3  2 0
12/ 9 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       20  25  0 44.4  12/ 0*NOSTALGIA (506)           3  2 0
13/ 7 THE LION'S DEN (479)      17  22  2 43.6  13/ 0*DARKSTORM (507)           2  3 0
14/ 0*DARKSTORM (507)            2   3  0 40.0  14/ 0*ERRATA (490)              2  3 0
15/ 0*ERRATA (490)               2   3  0 40.0  15/ 7*JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)    2  3 0
16/ 0*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)         2   3  0 40.0  16/ 0*MAIDEN JAPAN (504)        2  3 0
17/ 0*THE DAMNED II (493)        5  10  0 33.3  17/ 0*PACIS EX NEX (499)        2  5 0
18/10*SUDDEN FURY (487)         12  29  1 29.3  18/12 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       1  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0*PACIS EX NEX (499)         2   5  0 28.6  19/ 0*THE DAMNED II (493)       1  4 0
20/ 0*OLD MAN RIVER (494)        1   4  0 20.0  20/ 0*OLD MAN RIVER (494)       1  4 0
21/ 0*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)      1   4  0 20.0  21/ 0*KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)     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

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     Stormcrowe arena was bustling with activity.  Workers had been busy about the
arena hours before dawn preparing the arena for the coming Slaughterhouse
competition.  It was not the first Slaughterhouse, but it had been many years since
prior event.  With permission from the Arenamaster, Master Darque had spared no
expense with money from his own coffers to have the arena renovated and decorated for
the event.
     The work was extensive, and Master Darque had employed many to see the arena was
fit for a competition such as the Slaughterhouse.  Laborers were hanging multi-
colored banners and streamers from the entrance rafters and along the arena walls.
Sweepers went through the fan seating followed closely by workers with mops.
Carpenters removed rotted wood in sections of the arena that were in desperate need
of repair and replaced it with expensive milled lumber the southlands.  Teamsters
lead their oxen into the arena toting large wagons of white sand, imported from an
unknown land.  It was a busy day in Stormcrowe.
     Outside the arena was no less hectic as vendors were setting up their booths to
peddle their wares to fight fans.  Entertainers shouted and promoted their shows to
the press of fans that had surrounded the arena.  Excitement and anticipation was
high among the people of Stormcrowe as they awaited the opening ceremony.  The arena
had been closed to the public after the final fight of the last cycle and their
desire was running high for their games.
     Two hulking figures pressed through the throng of the crowd and made their way
to the Stormcrowe arena.  The fans and vendors were so caught up in the excitement of 
the day's activities they paid no mind to the two men.  Both were renowned
gladiatorial managers, but they got little more than hurried bumps and grunts from
those they met in the streets.  They slipped into the arena through the servants'
entrance and quickly made their way to the managers' boxes on the upper level of the
arena.
     They found the object of their search in the hallway of the arena's upper level.
Master Darque was consulting with Stormcrowe's arena steward and checking on the
continuing work.  He noted the two visitors and nodded them toward the door of his
private box.  He followed them into the room.
     The viewing box was humble for one of Darque's wealth.  Cedar chairs and tables
were scattered throughout the box and one chair, higher than the others to compensate
for Darque's small stature, was in the center of the box.  The necromancer placed
privacy wards over his viewing boxes, making them safe places to meet and speak
discreetly.  It was a frequent gathering place for all three across the land of
Alastari and its various arenas.
     "This place is a madhouse," Maximillian said as the door closed behind Darque.
     "It is much better today than yesterday," the half-demon commented.  "But all is
on schedule and the opening fights for the Slaughterhouse will begin as scheduled."
     "So why the contest?" Kat was never one for formality or delay.  The Aruaki knew
the necromancer' s activities were never what they appeared to be on the surface.
His suspicions only grew as he and Maximillian traveled from North Fork and discussed
the upcoming Slaughterhouse.
     Darque did not feign any surprise at the question; he was expecting it, just not
so soon and so bluntly.  "It serves a dual purpose.  Stormcrowe has long been a
center of my operations in Alastari to me and its success can only mean a more
productive tenure here for us."
     "True, true.  But we all know that is cover story for this event.  You said it
served a dual purpose.  We don't care what you tell the public, but it is very
important for you to tell us your schemes," Max interjected.  Both he and Kat knew
the half-demon well and had stood with him through many trials, still Max knew Darque
could not be trusted.  The barbarian also knew that even as Darque revealed his plans
to them it would be tangled web of truth, or rather truth from the half-demon's
distorted perspective.
     "I'm searching for something or rather someone who has something that belongs to
me.  Have either of you ever heard of the Portal of Ghosts?"
     Kat and Max looked to one another and then to Darque.  Of course both knew about
the Portal of Ghosts, or the Blasphemous Portal of Ghosts as it was known throughout
scholarly circles.  Next to the Chaos Gates of Alastari, the Portal was one of the
most dangerous products of the High Magic Age.  Legends, some say myths, state the
Portal of Ghosts was a link between this world and the realm of Ahringol and anyone
with access to the doorway could pass between life and death as easily as they strode
through a common door.
     "You must be joking," Kat finally said.  Max was still staring in disbelief at
the necromancer.  "I know you have this fascination with the dead and all, but this
is simply too much.  You've got to get out into the world a bit more.  All those
musty tomes and withered pages have affected your brain."
     Max finally shook off the surprise, "Kat is right little one.  You are looking
to meddle with things you are incapable of controlling.  It is one thing to anger the
Greywand as you do, but now you seek to disturb Ahringol.  This will not end well."
     "Ahringol, bah!" Darque waved off his comrades concerns.  "You two have allowed
your minds to be shaped by myths and silly wives' tales.  Call it a scholarly
interest in the portal if it will help you sleep better at night."
     "So, you think someone is going to come to the Slaughterhouse with the portal?"
Kat was a bit confused at Darque's great scheme.
     Darque reached into the fold of robes and produced a black leather bag.  The bag
was covered in magical wards and symbols.  Kat could only imagine what would happen
to some fool trying to open the bag without Darque's consent.  He pulled four stone
wedges from the bag and placed them on a table beside his viewing chair.  The stone
pieces were much larger than Kat assumed the bag could hold, but he should have
guessed the bag was magical.  The wedges fit together snugly and almost formed a
complete circle, missing only a fifth wedge.
     The stonework was immaculate with an intricate, though foreign patterns, forming
six circular borders around its edges with each circle growing smaller as it neared
the center of the stone.  A master craftsman had surely fashioned the incomplete
circle Kat thought.  He then noticed a few of the symbols, one an icon of Ahringol,
another from a primitive Aruaki deity of death, but the others were unfamiliar.  An
incomplete skull sat in the middle of the circles, its right eye socket absent
because of the missing wedge.
     "The portal is not geographical like the Chaos Gates," Darque explained.  "You
merely need the key to open it.  As you can see, I am near my goal."
     "So how does this contest help you?" Max asked.
     "I do not know.  I proceed at the instruction of the Oracle," both managers knew
it pained the necromancer to admit his ignorance in the matter.
     "Great!" Kat threw his arms up in disgust.  "The last time you listened to the
Oracle we had to save your scrawny hide from the maw of a dragon in a gods-only-know
where dimension."
     Darque's eyes flared with indignation at the statement and the smell of sulfur
was heavy in the room, a sign the half-demon was irate.  He did not like being
reminded of his failures, most especially those that put him at the mercy of others
as the incident with the astral dragon, Murkbrood the Hidden.  "You were paid well
enough for your services and if I recall we all reaped from the benefits of that
expedition.  She may be dangerous, but she is never wrong!"
     "All right, all right!  You two settle down," Maximillian often had to serve as
mediator between the two managers and today would be no different.  After a few
moments both calmed and the smell of sulfur was only faint.  "How will you know who
or what you are looking for little one?" he finally asked.
     Darque looked out over the arena, "I do not know.  However, these things have a
way of revealing themselves on their own.  We shall wait and see what the
Slaughterhouse uncovers for us."

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     As the heavy swamp wood door closed softly behind him, Kat dusted himself off.
Darque was always getting into something that would make him shake his head, and this
was no different.  Nevertheless, he was not one to let even the slightest of
opportunities pass him by, and there was plenty of coin to be made in Stormcrowe.  He
called off to a distant room, "are the odds in yet?"  A light rustling of feet marked
acknowledgement from his islander servant.  "Y-yes, Master.  I did not hear you come
in".  Kat looked at the scroll the elderly man presented and examined it closely.
Eleven teams thus far.  It didn't surprise the Aruaki that Darque had somehow managed
twenty others to toss trained gladiators to the slaughter.  "Are you sure these odds
are correct?" the big manager inquired.  "Yes, Master.  That is what the odds makers
laid at noon today." was the reply.  Kat was dismayed to find his Lion's Den and
Darque's Forces laid at 3/2.  Not much room for margin there.  He was a little less
dismayed to see that his travelling companion, Maximillian and former alliance-mate
Hammer were set at 5/1.  Hammer would be managing via avian from a land far away, but
Max was here and seemingly omnipresent.  There would be many victories for them.  He
looked at the other odds:

TEAM  1 -- JGW and Wretch JGW Perishables I and Arctic Wastes:  20/1
TEAM  2 -- Nomad and Stik Phantom Regiment and Old Man River:  25/1
TEAM  3 -- Maximillian and Hammer Rednecks and Mutant Hammerz:  5/1
TEAM  4 -- Kat and Master Darque The Lion's Den and Darque Forces:  3/2
TEAM  5 -- Mr.  Mojo and JE DDR Supernova and Errata:  7/2
TEAM  6 -- Shadowdragon and Reaper Sudden Fury and Pacis Ex Nex:  30/1
TEAM  7 -- Arminius and Fionn Mac ??? and ???:  Off Board
TEAM  8 -- Phat Phat and Haunt Sretsamleud and Nostalgia:  50/1
TEAM  9 -- Tripwire and Detective Kellumbo Of Wolf and Man 4 and Kellumbo's Kids: 2/1
TEAM 10 -- Apex and Master Beru Barhoppers and ???:  8/1
TEAM 11 -- Street Legal and Rake Maiden Japan and Darkstorm :  40/1

Kat made several notes, pulled a small pouch from his pack and handed them to the
islander.  "Get these to the Karnhorn, and keep me informed of any changes."  The man
did not hold his gaze.  "What is it now?"  The islander pointed towards the
courtyard, "The five gladiators are here, Master.  They await you in the courtyard."
As the elderly servant headed towards the door, he looked at the scroll the Aruaki
had given him.  "Master, are you sure--" his words were cut off by the crushing soft-
pads and claws that pressed his neck against the wall.  A long moment passed until
Kat slowly shook his head and turned to face the man.
     "Yes.  I am."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in STORMCROWE since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave JGW PERISHABLE 1 a 2-3-0!  I got a good laugh 
out of it!  Major screwup at SRETSAMLEUD II.  DICE lost 9 points to T'KALA.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe DICE will provide more easy wins...  MUTANT HAMMERZ's 
hatred of DARQUE FORCES surfaced again as BEAST HAMMER challenged STORMCROWE's top 
dog.  Try as he might, BEAST HAMMER wasn't good enough at persuading RAGGEDY ANN to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was DARQUE FORCES.  In my day, no team with a 265-194-14 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, MUTANT HAMMERZ?  What do people see in GLACIER?  His 8-5-1?  ARCTIC 
WASTES ain't talkin', but he's got 53 points.  BAMBI FAWNDEER of ROAD WARRIORS knows 
how to pick 'em.  She challenged VORTEX of SUDDEN FURY who is up by 19.  Now was this 
a wise move?  BAMBI FAWNDEER perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she defeated 
VORTEX and ended up with 19 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of 
writing about the kind of fights that BISHOP HAMMER gets in.  He fights people like 
GLACIER, 10 points below.  I thought BISHOP HAMMER showed great skill and promise 
when he was bested by GLACIER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  And this week the Duelmaster--whoops!  MUTANT HAMMERZ has one 
week left to avenge CANNONBALL HAMMER's death by excessive hits on the part of THE 
BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             29   9  0   122       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BRIDE 4180               19   8  1   163       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 BEAST HAMMER 3963            12  11  0   103       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 ANGEL HAMMER 3962            14   9  2    93       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 AUNTY ENTITY 4253            10   6  1    92       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWCAT HAMMER 3961        10  13  0    80       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
 TUNDRA 4280                   9   4  1    67       ARCTIC WASTES (486)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REALITY 4383                 11   4  0    62       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUFFIE 4291                   7   4  0    56       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 GLACIER 4279                  8   5  1    53       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 BISHOP HAMMER 3993           11  10  0    43       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 LYNN THAO 4332                3   1  0    37       THE DAMNED II (493)
 PANTHER 4196                  4   5  1    34       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355         3   0  1    34       MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYNX 4195                     3   2  0    31       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 SMACKY 4301                   4   0  0    30       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 JEFFERSON DAVIS 4348          2   0  0    29       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 PUMA 4194                     4   2  0    24       THE LION'S DEN (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUMALESCA 4289                5   7  0    23       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WHITE WOLF 4309               3   2  2    22       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 VORTEX 4285                   3   6  0    21       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 HALF 4384                     3   2  0    21       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 BOL 4318                      2   1  0    21       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLOL 4319                    2   1  0    21       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197           1   3  0    19       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 CLAUDE ELLIS 4345             1   1  0    18       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 LORAX 4359                    1   1  0    17       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 STANDBY 4314                  0   1  0    17       ERRATA (490)
 DEUS NON 4360                 1   1  0    15       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 HARPY 4423                    1   0  0    15       DARKSTORM (507)
 REV. BUBBA FLAVEL 4411        1   0  0    15       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 T'KALA 4357                   1   1  0    14       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 SPY 4380                      2   0  0    13       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 ATL 4310                      1   0  0    13       ERRATA (490)
 MERCED 4341                   0   1  0    13       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BOLING 4317                   2   0  0    12       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 JAGERMEISTER 4302             1   3  0    12       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 DENNIS WALKER 4344            1   1  0    12       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 MORINDICHA 4358               1   1  1    11       SHATTERPOINT (497)
 BOLI 4316                     1   0  0    11       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 THE OTHER SIDE 4395           1   0  0    11       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 THE RED 4340                  1   0  0    11       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BEULAH BALBRICKER 4410        0   1  0    11       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 PT CRUISER 4311               0   1  0    11       ERRATA (490)
 ROBOGIRL 4392                 1   0  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 ANCIENT HERO 4353             1   0  0    10       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 FROST BITE 4415               1   0  0    10       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 TWILIGHT ZONE 4409            1   0  0    10       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 MR. CARTER 4414               1   0  0    10       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 TU 4379                       1   0  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 WRATHCHILD 4407               1   0  0    10       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 L.E.F. 4394                   1   0  0    10       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 CHEETAH 4343                  2   2  1     9       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BOLO 4315                     1   2  0     9       OF WOLF & MAN 4 (491)
 121 4312                      1   0  0     9       ERRATA (490)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 ICHABOD CRANE 4352            0   1  0     9       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 MARTA 4313                    0   1  0     9       ERRATA (490)
 THE NILE 4338                 0   1  0     9       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 BONES 4349                    1   0  0     7       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 OPTIMUS PRIME 4417            1   0  0     6       NOSTALGIA (506)
 LASOMBRA 4422                 1   0  0     6       DARKSTORM (507)
 CARACAL 4386                  1   0  0     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BRIAN SCHWARTZ 4413           1   0  0     6       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 MEALTWIST 4400                1   0  0     5       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 PROWLER 4350                  1   0  0     5       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 MERCY FOR NONE 4370           1   0  0     5       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 DEVASTATOR 4419               1   0  0     5       NOSTALGIA (506)
 WITHER FAITH 4371             1   0  0     5       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 LUMP 4427                     1   0  0     5       SUDDEN FURY (487)
 ANGEL DUST 4331               1   2  0     5       THE DAMNED II (493)
 CYBELL TROUPE 4346            0   1  0     5       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 EUPHRATES 4342                0   1  0     5       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 JAMIE FORD 4347               0   1  0     5       JGW PERISHABLE 1 (495)
 DICE 4381                     1   1  0     4       SRETSAMLEUD II (500)
 POLAR FOX 4376                1   1  0     4       ARCTIC WASTES (486)
 DESTRO 4418                   1   0  0     3       NOSTALGIA (506)
 JACOB MARLEY 4351             0   1  0     3       PHANTOM REGIMENT (496)
 TIGRIS 4339                   0   1  0     3       OLD MAN RIVER (494)
 SIR MARIUS 4334               0   2  0     2       THE DAMNED II (493)
 WASTED YEARS 4408             0   1  0     1       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 RUNNING FREE 4406             0   1  0     1       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 OLD SORROWS 4372              0   1  0     1       PACIS EX NEX (499)
 ROY FOCKER 4416               0   1  0     1       NOSTALGIA (506)
 CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT 4405     0   1  0     1       MAIDEN JAPAN (504)
 CRUCIATUS 4404                0   1  0     1       PACIS EX NEX (499)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RHODE HOUSE 4425              0   1  0     1       DARKSTORM (507)
 ANGUS 4424                    0   1  0     1       DARKSTORM (507)
 XEPHER 4393                   0   1  0     1       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 PAC MAN 4420                  0   1  0     1       NOSTALGIA (506)
 ARROW 4421                    0   1  0     1       DARKSTORM (507)
 MRS. MORRIS 4412              0   1  0     1       MISFIT TOYS K (505)
 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397            0   1  0     1       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (503)
 RED ZONE 4396                 0   1  0     1       DDR SUPERNOVA (502)
 TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403          0   1  0     1       PACIS EX NEX (499)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TOO BIG 4398            0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  BANDIT PRINCE         263  NONE
TOO DUMB 4399           0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  DARK CHAMPION         263  NONE
TOO TIRED 4401          0  1 0 KELLUMBO'S KIDS 503  STONE GOLEM           263  NONE
CANNONBALL HAMME 3960  14  6 0 MUTANT HAMMERZ 456   THE BRIDE 4180        260   
NOVACELL 4356           1  1 0 SHATTERPOINT 497     BANDIT PRINCE         263  NONE
BOB 4300                0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      CHEETAH 4343          261  REVENGED
PUD-L 4426              0  1 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      ARENAMASTER NHOR      263  NONE
SPAZ 4299               0  2 0 SUDDEN FURY 487      GLACIER 4279          261   
LAN NAMDRAGORAN 4336    1  1 0 THE DAMNED II 493    HIGH ELF              263  NONE
LYES IN MIST 4333       0  1 0 THE DAMNED II 493    SPYMASTER             263  NONE
OCELOT 4239             2  6 0 THE LION'S DEN 479   SEBASTIAN HAMMER 4355 262   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings all -- My presence in Stormcrowe will be under the team name Pacis Ex Nex
(499). -- Reaper

Hammer -- Shadowdragon doesn't get any better odds for having me...geeze.  How about
44 to 1.  I gotta see if I can work this down to 34 to 1 <grin>.... -- Reaper
P.S.  Nice spotlight....

Darque -- Thanks for Hosting!!!!  These things take a lot of work. -- Reaper
P.S.  A lot of pressure being the favorite.  Good luck....

Jorja -- I always enjoy your company.  You will be missed.  Thanks for helping me
keep 41 open. -- Reaper

MC Master Darque -- Thanks for all the prep work in getting this going.  Looking
forward to clashing with you and Kat! -- Stik, High Plains Duelers

Hammer -- Glad you liked the spot, first thing I've written in ages.  I'll try to
produce a couple more as this thing progresses.  By the way, we asked to have Jorja
reactivate in Sunset after we asked for her to deactivate here.  Can't wait to cross
blades with you and Baph, as well! -- Stik, HPD

Michael Eldritch -- Hopefully you've found a partner by now, there seem to have been
several managers looking.  Best of luck! -- Stik, HPD

Nomad -- Once again we find ourselves back to back and allied against the odds (30 to
1?!??) in another arena!  It's an honor to raise sharpened steel with you once more
as a fellow Dakotan and High Plains Dueler, my friend!  May the Gods bless and
protect us and curse all others!!  Blades UP!!! -- Stik

All -- Let the bloodletting begin!!!!!  Oh, and uh, Happy Holidays... ;) -- High
Plains Duelers

All -- Glad to see all the new teams that chose to venture to this fine arena to join
in the slaughter.  Luck to all and hopefully death to a lot (just not mine or JGW's).
-- Wretch

JGW -- Let's show these boys and girls what slaughter really is. -- Wretch

Master Darque -- Just wanted to thank you for your efforts at getting this contest up
and going.  It will be nice to see some life brought back to this great arena. --
Wretch

Max -- Great to see you back in action and taking a part in some violence on the
sands.  Can't wait to cross blades on the sands, I hope I can't any way.  That
request could be really stupid on my part but oh well. -- Wretch

Hammer -- I see in the forums you have been practicing reading fights where your
fighters die.  Get ready to see some more. -- Wretch

Reaper -- Will you be the reaper or will your team sow the sand with their blood? --
Wretch

Master Darque -- I'm here for the Slaughterhouse 3 contest.  Would have said so
sooner but had to make sure I had the money for the team to run. -- Liam the Goth,
mgr. Grave Dancers 493
P.S.  My partner is Owlin the Wise.

Stormcrowe -- I will be running in this fine contest of yours.  The vampire Liam is
my partner for this shindig. -- Owlin the Wise, mgr. Raptor

Let the Slaughter begin!  Nomad and the Phantom Regiment are here joining Stik and
his "Old Man River" squad as the High Plains Duelers.  We look forward to the
competition on the sands!

Can anyone compete with Hammer for the number of ads?

Ed. -- Can we get a manager list to start off this crazy competition?

     Here's what I have.  These are teams listed in last turn's newsletter.  If I've
     gotten anyone's name wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint,
     keeper of lists
     ARCTIC WASTES        Wretch            OF WOLF & MAN 4     Tripwire
     DARQUE FORCES        Master Darque     PAELS EX NEX        Reaper
     EASTERN HORDE        Mr. Mojo          ROAD WARRIORS       Barnabas
     JGW PERISHABLE 1     JGW               SHATTERPOINT        Michael Eldritch
     MUTANT HAMMERZ       Hammer            SUDDEN FURY         Shadow Dragon
     NORTHERN LIGHTS      Jorja             THE LION'S DEN      KAT

SS3 Contestants -- The fun begins this turn!  I will do my best to make sure the
contest runs smoothly and the scoring is accurate; however, I'm am half-human, so it
is possible for me to make a mistake.  If you notice any mistakes with the scoring,
feel free to contact me.  I will check and re-check the error and make any necessary
changes.  I will also do my best to insure that scoring is calculated and posted for
each turn of the contest, as well as a recap of the rules.  I hope you enjoy your
time in Stormcrowe and the Slaughterhouse is an enjoyable experience for you. --
Master Darque, Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse Host

Hammer -- Looks like it is me and you fighting it out in the top ranks unless someone
brings in a more experienced team. -- Master Darque

Michael Eldritch -- I do hope you have found a partner and will be participating.
I'm sure if I would have had more advance notice I could have helped you with your
search. -- Master Darque

Shadowcat Hammer -- Still nothing.  Once this silly feud is over, I'll have to show

you what to do with those sharp and pointy weapons we take out to the sands.  HINT:
moving them towards your opponent is always a good thing...unless it's a Whiffle. --
The Bride

Beast Hammer -- I'm now the record holder for most consecutive turns on the throne in
Stormcrowe.  I snatched it from my teammate Hot Lips.  Better luck next time. --
Raggedy Ann

Angel Hammer -- Nice challenge and good result for you.  I don't think I want to try
that again anytime soon. -- Aunty Entity

Dangerous Criminal -- You are telling me! -- Yuffie

Puma -- Not exactly how I envisioned that fight, but I was happy with the outcome.
Let's try not to match up again until the SS3 is over.  Darque keeps mumbling
something about "no points!  no points!" -- Yumalesca

Kat -- Guess we should like coordinate or something.... -- Master Darque

All -- Welcome to the new teams and managers in this fine city of Stormcrowe!! --
Master Darque and Darque Forces

Wretch -- Good luck to you...TW teammate.  SS3 is on. -- Reaper
P.S.  Hopefully we can reconvene an Adepts Confederation for the next one.

MUTANT HAMMERZ -- Good luck....  I would have thought REIGN HAMMERZ would have worked
for Stormcrowe...but MUTANTS are fine.... -- Reaper

JGW -- See you on the sands...Keep those Desp strats to yourself...<grin> -- Reaper

Darque -- Many thanks for running the show. -- Reaper
P.S.  Drop me a line if you need assistance....

We are here and the fun is ready to begin.  Good luck to all.  May your blades be
sharp and your deaths quick, particularly if you are facing me or Apex. -- Master
Beru

Righteous judgement has arrived.  Repent now, and save yourself! -- Rev. Bubba Flavel

And you boys better stop trying to get a peak into the girls' locker room.  I will
catch you, you know? -- Beulah Balbricker

Another contest in Alastari?  I believe I'll be suffering contest overload now.
Forget TOGS, even though I have a great idea for it. -- JGW

Wretch -- Just so you know, I'll be doing my best to anchor the team.  Of course that
means bringing the team to a halt and allowing us to tread water. -- JGW

Hammer the Wordsmith -- I'll be monitoring the developments of the contest and
updating the odds as the turns go.  Those who have placed bets at current odds will
have their bets honored. -- JGW

Darque -- Pleasant place you have got going here.  Maybe it's time to bring some
enslaved kittens to lighten it up. -- JGW

Reaper -- I'd wish you luck, but I'm going to need it all. -- JGW

Kat -- Good to be facing your warriors in the arena again.  Your stay, and mine, in
Tobir was too short to be acquainted.  To the next few turns, I raise my glass of
mead to you. -- JGW

Apex -- You managed to get out of the sticks and close to a blue drop box?  Amazing.
That had to be a week's trip for you!  See you on the sands. -- JGW

Master Beru -- Keep your tourney success out of this arena, dangit! -- JGW

Jorga -- It will be a shame to see you inactive for the next solar cycle.  I swear
those who helped contribute to running your team off will pay at the end of my
warrior's weapons. -- JGW

Shadowdragon -- Didn't your parents ever tell you the story of "little bunny fufu?"
Keep killing innocent woodland creatures and the fairy will turn you into a goon! --
JGW

Max -- This will be the first time for our teams to inhabit the same arena during the
same turns.  Looking forward to crossing swords with your team. -- JGW

JGW, now signing off and cutting off the channeling he had with Hammer.  <laughs
hysterically>

Sebastian Hammer manages to kill my weak link the turn before the slaughterhouse is
to begin.  Fate has a strange sense of humor. -- The Iconic Kitty of Irony, Kat

Vortex -- Nasty little dance you have there.  Interesting technique for your style.
Perhaps you'll entertain another roll on the floor? -- The Persian Prince of Prance,
Kat

White Wolf -- Hopefully the Arenamaster will do something about the abusive comments
at the end of last turns fights.  That was uncalled for. -- The Calico of Concern,
Kat

Yumalesca -- That, Dear Lass, is enough of that! -- Kat

All "Slaughterhouse Psychopaths" -- Well, with the holiday season slowing down my
mailing process, I've shown up with no partner....  I don't see how my presence will
HARM the contest, since my team is worth points to all attendees who best them, so I
will stay.  IF you'd accept it, Master Darque, I'll send a RU certificate and file as
a "one manager team" (I know that's an oxymoron, but it's my only option at this
point *shrug*).  Either way I'm here to stay for now, and I wish you all luck! --
Michael Eldritch, mgr. Shatterpoint
P.S.  No "Hammer Spotlight Perks" for me, I guess. *wry grin*  Good to see you back
in fine form Hammer.

Bambi Fawndeer -- I have been weighed and found wanting.... -- Novacell

Polar Fox -- If I live long enough, I'd like to meet you again.  But first, I need to
meditate. -- T'Kala

Mordant Deserter #1 -- That's what you get for being a nameless chump. -- Morindicha
the Disgruntled

Smacky -- I am the Lorax!  And you...well, apparently you are a better fighter.
*shrug* -- Lorax

Embezzling Scribe -- You money grubbers are awefully vicious when you're backed into
a corner.  Almost had to kill you. -- Deus Non

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAN NAMDRAGORAN was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOVACELL was dispatched by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
TOO BIG was savagely slain by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
TOO TIRED was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena contest.
PUD-L was assassinated by ARENAMASTER NHOR in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
TOO DUMB was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
LYES IN MIST was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANGEL HAMMER was devastated by THE BRIDE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
BEAST HAMMER was luckily beaten by RAGGEDY ANN in a 6 minute Challenge Title melee.
SHADOWCAT HAMMER viciously subdued TUNDRA in a action packed 5 minute Challenge fight.
BISHOP HAMMER was overpowered by GLACIER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CLAUDE ELLIS was defeated by BOL in a 1 minute Challenge match.
LORAX demolished JAGERMEISTER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DEUS NON was bested by SMACKY in a 4 minute Challenge battle.
MORINDICHA was subdued by PUMA in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
BOLOL overpowered POLAR FOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DENNIS WALKER defeated CHEETAH in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
BAMBI FAWNDEER slimly won victory over VORTEX in a 7 minute Challenge duel.
AUNTY ENTITY devastated REALITY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
PANTHER was overpowered by YUFFIE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LYNX was defeated by LYNN THAO in a 2 minute conflict.
SEBASTIAN HAMMER outwaited YUMALESCA in a 7 minute novice vs. veteran upset contest.
JEFFERSON DAVIS demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SIR MARIUS was unbelievably bested by BOLING in a 2 minute amateur's fray.
ANGEL DUST was outlasted by REV. BUBBA FLAVEL in a slow 10 minute gory match.
HALF vanquished ANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DICE lost to T'KALA in a 3 minute novice's fight.
SPY subdued CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT in a 1 minute novice's melee.
BOLO slimly lost to THE RED in a 4 minute gruesome novice's fray.
WHITE WOLF savagely defeated THE NILE in a exciting 4 minute beginner's competition.
JACOB MARLEY was overpowered by L.E.F. in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ICHABOD CRANE was narrowly defeated by LASOMBRA in a 4 minute gory novice's match.
ANCIENT HERO overpowered PAC MAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STANDBY was savagely defeated by OPTIMUS PRIME in a 2 minute brutal fray.
MARTA was bested by WITHER FAITH in a 1 minute novice's duel.
PROWLER bested EUPHRATES in a 2 minute novice's battle.
121 unbelievably bested MERCED in a action packed 1 minute bout.
PT CRUISER was defeated by MEALTWIST in a 1 minute match.
ATL subdued XEPHER in a 3 minute conflict.
BONES subdued ARROW in a 1 minute novice's duel.
BEULAH BALBRICKER was overpowered by WRATHCHILD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAMIE FORD was handily defeated by MR. CARTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CYBELL TROUPE was unbelievably bested by MERCY FOR NONE in a 4 minute novice's match.
BOLI savagely defeated OLD SORROWS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute beginner's duel.
TIGRIS was overcome by CARACAL in a 1 minute amateur's duel.
THE OTHER SIDE overpowered MRS. MORRIS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
RED ZONE was handily defeated by FROST BITE in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
2 GIRLS 1 CUP was demolished by TU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ROBOGIRL demolished CRUCIATUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TRUCIDO SOMNIUM was savagely defeated by DESTRO in a tiring 13 minute beginner's bout.
RUNNING FREE slimly lost to DEVASTATOR in a 5 minute bloody novice's match.
WASTED YEARS was beaten by LUMP in a popular 5 minute novice's battle.
TWILIGHT ZONE overpowered RHODE HOUSE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BRIAN SCHWARTZ overcame ROY FOCKER in a exciting 1 minute amateur's match.
HARPY subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  24         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 17         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         AIMED BLOW        30 -  22 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  31 -  1      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  31 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  34 -  3      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 263 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       4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  4     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     9 - 15         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    6 - 11         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      RAGGEDY ANN 4148           29   9  0  122 DARQUE FORCES (428)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180             19   8  1  163 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   BEAST HAMMER 3963          12  11  0  103 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
STRIKING ATTACK  ANGEL HAMMER 3962          14   9  2   93 MUTANT HAMMERZ (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  AUNTY ENTITY 4253          10   6  1   92 DARQUE FORCES (428)
AIMED BLOW       YUFFIE 4291                 7   4  0   56 DARQUE FORCES (428)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BEAST HAMMER 3963.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BEAST HAMMER 3963.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADOWCAT 
HAMMER 3961, TUNDRA 4280, WHITE WOLF 4309, BOLI 4316, WASTED YEARS 4408, TOO BIG 
4398, BAMBI FAWNDEER 4197, VORTEX 4285, ATL 4310, and CYBELL TROUPE 4346.

The least popular fighter this week was DESTRO 4418.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRUCIDO SOMNIUM 4403, REV. BUBBA FLAVEL 4411, YUMALESCA 4289, RHODE 
HOUSE 4425, LUMP 4427, CRUCIATUS 4404, 2 GIRLS 1 CUP 4397, RED ZONE 4396, MRS. MORRIS 
4412, and TIGRIS 4339.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE REFEREE 1091 (74-48-4)             0  2  0         AVID FANS            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TUNDRA 4280 (8-3-1)                    0  2  0         ARCTIC WASTES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LYNX 4195 (3-1-0)                      4  3  0         THE LION'S DEN       
VORTEX 4285 (2-5-0)                    3  3  0         SUDDEN FURY          
STANDBY 4314 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         ERRATA               

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ATL 4310 (0-0-0)                       3  3  0         ERRATA               
PT CRUISER 4311 (0-0-0)                3  3  0         ERRATA               
PUMA 4194 (3-1-0)                      3  3  0         THE LION'S DEN       
BROWN COW 4183 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
JAGERMEISTER 4302 (1-1-0)              2  3  0         SUDDEN FURY          
SMACKY 4301 (2-0-0)                    1  3  0         SUDDEN FURY          
121 4312 (0-0-0)                       0  2  0         ERRATA               
HANNIBAL LECHTER 4271 (1-0-0)          0  1  0  DEAD   PSYCHO WARD          
MARTA 4313 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         ERRATA               
TOROLDE 4320 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         OTIS OFFENSIVE ATL   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ICHABOD CRANE 4352 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
LINCH 4184 (0-0-0)                     4  3  1         SUPERIOR FORCES      
THE NILE 4338 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
THE RED 4340 (0-0-0)                   4  3  1         OLD MAN RIVER        
XITA 4307 (0-0-0)                      1  1  0  DEAD   EASTERN HORDE        
KETHOL 4326 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         EASTERN HORDE        
VIRGIL 4327 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         EASTERN HORDE        
ANCIENT HERO 4353 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
BONES 4349 (0-0-0)                     1  3  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
EUPHRATES 4342 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         OLD MAN RIVER        
PAINTRA 4367 (0-0-0)                   1  3  0         EASTERN HORDE        
SWAMP GAS 4234 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
BURIK 4322 (0-0-0)                     0  2  0         OTIS OFFENSIVE ATL   
JACOB MARLEY 4351 (0-0-0)              0  2  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
JARRON 4368 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         EASTERN HORDE        
PROWLER 4350 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         PHANTOM REGIMENT     
TIGRIS 4339 (0-0-0)                    0  2  0         OLD MAN RIVER        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
A CHEERLEADER 1092 (10-9-1)            3  3  0         AVID FANS            
TICKET TAKER 2522 (0-1-0)              1  3  0         AVID FANS            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANNONBALL HAMMER 3960 (14-6-0)        0  2  0         MUTANT HAMMERZ       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CELESTIAL ROSE 4240 (3-1-1)            2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES