DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/12/2007    Duedate: 03/24/2007

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB THE KNOB
WILD OATS (248)
(46-2596) [14-11-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB THE KNOB                   FEAR VECTOR
WILD OATS (248)                WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
(46-2596) [14-11-0,121]        (46-3978) [2-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUANITA                        NIVIX
FANDILS (75)                   INFERNAL LORDS (8)
(46-3926) [11-7-0,64]          (46-3986) [1-0-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILD OATS (248)             42
2. THE BEARS II (355)          23      THE BEARS II (355)
3. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)     8      Unchartered Team
4. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           6
5. ERRATA (357)                 0      WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ERRATA (357)               3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             12  2 0
 2/ 3 THE BEARS II (355)        17  11  3 60.7   2/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5  8 0
 3- 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       107  71  2 60.1   3/ 2 THE BEARS II (355)        4  1 1
 4/ 4 FANDILS (75)             832 628 27 57.0   4/ 7 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        4  2 0
 5/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       197 164 11 54.6   5/ 5*WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  4 10 0
 6/ 0 WILD OATS (248)           19  17  0 52.8   6- 6*ERRATA (357)              3  1 0
 7/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  399 644 13 38.3   7/ 0 WILD OATS (248)           2  3 0
 8/ 7*WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)   5  14  0 26.3   8- 4 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        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

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Point and Aruak City:

     It was a hill much like the others they'd passed so far, a steep shoulder turned
to the road, a gentler slope visible beyond it falling away into a wild-looking
pasture.  There were rocks at the foot, along the roadside, which was unusual; rocks
were carried away promptly they were found to be used in buildings and field walls.
And a spill of dirt from a notch in the crest, slumped against the little bluff and
sprawled half across the road, which bent around the hill and out of sight.  The
hollow clop of their horses' hooves was muffled when they reached the little slide,
but that was the only change; Tollisker did not stop the troop, or swerve them out to
avoid the area.  So the dirt wasn't what he was worried about, nor anything
immediately at hand.  She began to scan what distances she could see.
     The pasture sloped down from the road opposite the bluff, ending in trees, then
rose again in a wooded slope.  Must be a stream down there.  Either the road around
this bend would go along the stream, perhaps in the woods, or cross it.  She had been
through this area before, though not recently, and remembered stone bridges with
shallow arches, streams with cattails along the bank, and sunlight dappling the
waters.  A stream would make a pleasant change, maybe a place to stop for a quick
meal.
     No, not with Tollisker so tense.  They must be approaching a place where trouble
was common.  She packed her gathered sunlight into a tighter ball, the better to use
it as a weapon.  A sideways glance at Fandil.  He was gripping his staff with both
hands, running his fingers along the carving and inlays.  He was ready for trouble,
too; even his beard seemed tense.
     Around the curve.  She could see that the road crossed valley and stream, but
trees near at hand hid the closer parts of it, and the bridge.  Still nothing
obviously wrong, except for the lack of traffic.  And no livestock in these pastures,
where there was grass enough even at this season.  But that could be due to the
general drawing in of the people from anything that simply MIGHT be dangerous.  And
living so close to risen Krael would be enough to make anyone nervous, she thought,
especially those who had no magical ability to understand and defend against the
dangers.
     They came past the last of the screening trees, and she could see that the
bridge was out.  The span she remembered was broken in the center, leaving a gap of
about ten feet.  Well, so they'd have to ford the stream, it wasn't likely to be
deep.
     But Tollisker signaled his troop to a halt and waved forward a pair of men.
Adie supposed they were scouts, in effect, sent to test for whatever danger was
anticipated.
     Their approach to the bridge was slow, the way they might have approached a
sleeping dragon.  No, no, not a dragon!  They wouldn't have approached such a beast
at all; maybe a sleeping bear.  They sat their horses well back from the bank and
threw things into the water, then went closer and probed with their spears.  There
was no reaction that the people waiting on the road could see, and one of the scouts
waved them forward.
     "Do we ford the stream?" Fandil asked.
     "No.  Run at the bridge, one at a time, and jump the gap.  Safer that way," the
young captain said.  "There's something in the water, but it might be lower down the
stream.  We can hope so."
     "Something," Fandil said, tasting the word.
     "Such as what?" Adie asked.  "And where did it come from?"
     "Sort of fish-like," Tollisker said, "but," he coughed, embarrassed, "it's got
tentacles.  And that always means it's bad."
     "There are perfectly innocent squids and octopuses in the world," Fandil
growled.
     "Not around here.  It's a little like a giant catfish, all pale, and the demon
said it lived in drowned Krael and was changed there.  It came up when the city did,
but had to have water, so it moved into this stream."
     "What demon?" Fandil and Adie asked together.
     "From Tobir."  Tollisker glanced at them, apparently surprised by their
surprise.  "You know, the arenamaster there.  Vashku.  He's come up to see my Lord
Jerrofil several times, and I hear he's been very helpful."
     "The arenamaster of Tobir is--?"
     "Not now, Fandil," Adie said.  Her attention was focused on the bridge, where
the first riders were forming into a line and beginning their gallop.  Everyone in
the troop was watching, she saw, some of them with bows drawn.
     As the first rider cleared the gap, Tollisker suddenly looked around at his men.
"Who's watching our flanks and rear?" he demanded.  There was a hasty reshuffling of
attention, which seemed to satisfy him, and he turned his own gaze back to the
bridge.  Two more riders were across by now.  "You two should go now," he said.  "If
the Pale Fish isn't here now, it will sense the vibration of our passing and be
coming.  Get across while you can do it safely."
     "What about you?" Adie asked.
     "My job is to be sure you have the best chance to reach Aruak City," the captain
said.  "Your job is to get there, not to fight the Pale Fish.  Go!"
     Fandil nodded.  "He's right, Adie.  Let's go!"

Point:

     Master Cho stood with the gladiators Sedalia, Circ, and Gissanniah watching the
two Ardiventi gladiators depart.  He was not sure if he was glad or sorry to see
Stepharoo and Eclipse leave.  Sorry not to have their strong arms at his back for the
next task, but glad not to be worrying about their mysterious and half-controlled
powers.  The time to learn the use and control of such powers was, most emphatically,
not while in the midst of a battle.
     Cho turned to Senator Sedalia, who seemed to be the spokesman for the group from
Iaye.  "Tell me about this map, now," he said.
     "We found it in the Great Archive on Iaye--the map of the surface streets and
structures of Krael, at least.  The other one, showing the tunnels, came into our
hands mysteriously and was authenticated by the Khalhums Dwarf of Iaye.  It shows the
tunnels they dug for access while doing some special construction work about... what
did he say, a hundred years before the city sank?"  Sedalia glanced at his companions
for confirmation.
     Gissanniah nodded.  "About that, from what Kegrald Steelhand said."
     "He also said," Old Doc Circ cut in, "that the King of Krael who ordered the
construction would not have known about the tunnels.  They were by way of, ah,
underground scaffolding, if you will."
     "Khaldren could have spotted them in a hundred years, if he's such a skilled
wizard," Sedalia argued.  "We can hardly assume he doesn't know about them!"
     "I am a skilled wizard," Cho said crisply, "and I cannot detect the tunnels,
even knowing they are there.  I think it unlikely that Khaldren has discovered them."
     "If you can't detect them, maybe that means they're all filled in," Sedalia
said.
     "Not necessarily."  Everyone turned in surprise to Gissanniah, who seldom spoke
unless addressed first.  She blushed.  "I know a little about dwarves.  They have
their own arts, and they could have made sure the tunnels would not be found by,
well, people they considered unauthorized."
     "Wouldn't the King of Krael and his chief magician have been authorized?" Circ
asked.
     She shrugged.  "What I've been told," she said, "is that dwarves will take just
about any commission if it looks interesting, but if they, well, don't quite
approve... they do things their own way.  Sort of booby-trap it, or something.  I
don't KNOW this, but I've been told.  I think we should risk it, if the tunnels will
help us fight Khaldren and Krael."
     "Which it will do," Circ said.  "That map clearly shows that parts of the city
have been laid out as an enormous focusing lens for power.  And that the secret
tunnels will allow us to reach some of the key points and destroy them, thus
preventing the lens from working as Khaldren apparently intends."
     Cho nodded.  "I agree.  But we will proceed carefully, taking no unnecessary
risks, causing no unnecessary destruction.  I would prefer to survive our efforts
here."
     "Good point," Sedalia agreed.  "Steelhand said the best way to get in was
through the Ogre's Tomb--"  He turned toward the steep, stone-crowned hill.
     "And there is our first risk," Cho finished.  "I have heard of this Ogre's Tomb,
and that the tunnels under it go to many places we might not wish to reach... or be
reached from.  We will not rush blindly into them."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow! I am so thrilled!  I am!  My third Duelmaster title!  I am so proud, and, I
guess I have been very, very lucky.
     Finally, Fandil The Wise says it is okay to tell y'all about me.  He says that I
am quite a diamond in the rough, because no one would have thought that a gal like me
(I think he means stats and skills and stuff) could have done so well.
     What have I accomplished?  Well, a 16-5-3 record is pretty doggone good, don't
you think?  And, despite the fact that we Fandils do not like to kill, I have 3 big
kills to my credit.  (I must be a brute?)  I am awfully proud to have claimed 3
Duelmaster crowns--especially in an arena with the likes of stiff competition like
Adie and DeGotti and the like.
     So let me tell you all about me so you can see where all the "greatness" comes
from:
     I have never fought in a tournament.
     I am mode on skills
     I am mode everywhere else (good damage, normal endurance)
     I am a 13-10-13-15-10-16-7 basher
     I am smart for my wit learning just over 2 skills per fight.
     I have only adexes in Attack and decise, and an expert init.
     I was lucky to use my favorite weapon for every fight of my career.
     But, I only did 22-117-5 with it! (crits/swings/extra value hits)
     My faves are WH/high/very low, and I learn defensive
     Well, I did learn 8 defensives making my total to be eight!
So why the great record for such a mediocre-at-best design?  And where did those
three kills (TP, SL, PL) come from?  I just do not know. WOF  calls it "knack."
     So there you have it.  All about me.  Retirement is just in front of me.  I
think I am going to enjoy it.
     Good luck to all. Health. Humility. Honor.
            Mary Catherine, a proud Fandil

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ARDIVENT.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always 
thought TUFT-TASTIC! was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  Ya 
gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the 
pain!  INFERNAL LORDS is now ranked 4th with a 2-1-0 turn.  What's with DEAD DUCK?  
He actually beat INFERNAL LORDS' MEMNOCK, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at INFERNAL LORDS.  MEMNOCK lost 14 points to DEAD DUCK.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MEMNOCK will provide more easy wins...  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for WILD OATS' outstanding member, Duelmaster BOB THE 
KNOB.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, INFERNAL LORDS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at FANDILS ain't reelin'!  INFERNAL LORDS' 
mad!  What do people see in JACINTHE?  Hers 5-26-0?  BLUVALLEY WARRIORS ain't 
talkin', but she's got 44 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Some people are wondering why THE BEARS II sent FUZZY (2-0-1) 
to the Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  Here's some advice:  
study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB THE KNOB 2596            14  11  0   121       WILD OATS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          29   9  0   106       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           20   7  0    88       FANDILS (75)
-LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        7   6  0    83       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017       11  11  0    76       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   2  0    73       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          8   3  1    65       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-EUROQ 3901                    8   6  0    65       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 HAIRY BEAR 3939               5   2  0    65       THE BEARS II (355)
 JUANITA 3926                 11   7  0    64       FANDILS (75)
-TUVOLD 3946                   7   0  0    58       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 3951                     8   4  0    55       FANDILS (75)
 BROQUS 3947                   7   3  1    51       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            7  26  0    47       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JACINTHE 3892                 5  26  0    44       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 LIBERTINE 2597                4   4  0    44       WILD OATS (248)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNBEATABLE 3949               2   0  1    33       THE BEARS II (355)
 FEAR VECTOR 3978              2   2  0    32       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD DUCK 2598                1   0  0    20       WILD OATS (248)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-ANCHORMAN 3971                2   0  0    19       ERRATA (357)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 NIVIX 3986                    1   0  0    16       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 CADDO SCOT 3975               4   2  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BANNIR PARK 3981              3   2  0    12       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-GODZILLA 3969                 1   0  1    12       THE BEARS II (355)
 MOMMA BEAR 3983               1   0  0    12       THE BEARS II (355)
 BONE MILL 3977                2   2  0     8       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-BAXTER 3970                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (357)
-UP FROM THE SEA 3979          1   2  0     5       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 MEMNOCK 3982                  1   1  0     4       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 PERCHED THING 3976            0   4  0     4       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 WISP IN DARKNESS 3984         0   3  0     3       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FUZZY 3967             2  1 1 THE BEARS II 355      HIGH ELF 19           496 NONE    
ZELLIT 3948            5  7 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 BROQUS 3947           493         
KITTY PARKIN 3985      0  1 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 FUZZY 3967            494         
E 2599                 0  1 0 WILD OATS 248         SPYMASTER 22          496 NONE    
A 2595                 0  1 0 WILD OATS 248         HIGH ELF 19           496 NONE    
NEVER SLEEP 3980       0  1 0 WOE TO WHITECHAPE 358 GODZILLA 3969         493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mary Catherine -- Thanks for the hospitality.  Just wish the entrance was more
dramatic.  I seem to have tripped on the way in.  4-11 is no way to go through life.
-- WTW

Degotti -- Good to be here.  Many thanks for the welcome. -- WTW

Caddo Scot -- The management just wanted to see that once... Sadistic SOB that he is.
-- Fear Vector

Bannir Park -- You are going to have to buy.  I was scratching my head about that
myself.  Stick with your desperation strategy. -- Bone Mill

Four stylemasters again, Earl, I guess we will just have to realize that you are the
Fandil's albatross.  (chuckle) -- Fandil The Wise 

Lothar and Jhezra -- We promise to say nothing about tufts. -- Dr Steinburger and
Mary Catherine

Debra -- Girls just wanna have fun!  I guess I had the most. -- Juanita

Euroq -- I was lucky to defeat you.  You are one fine warrior. -- Davy Privette

Jacinthe -- Apparently you are just too much woman for me.  But I try. -- Earl

Jacinthe -- It, indeed, is very difficult for some people to write with an
"expletive-deleted keyboard."  They can be at loss for words!  (chuckle)  Some people
cannot even talk without an expletive every word or two!  Darn! -- Juanita

I hope you enjoy Mary Catherine's DM column about her godling rollup who turned in a
16-5-3 career arena record.  It is revealing and SURPRISING. -- Fandil The Wise

Ardivent -- Sorry about the inconvenience, but it looks like we're going to have to
miss this turn (or more).  I do really have to shake my head at the commission and my
gladiators.  They keep giving my team the worst random match-ups, or my warriors keep
underperforming severely to their potential. (ie. Lothar)  But we'll be back. -- Adie

Fandil -- Yes yes, tufts, I know.  We have been unfortunate to get poor matches with
your DM three times in a row, and Lothar is WAY underperforming.  And you know it.
Count'em while you got'em. -- Adie

DeGotti -- So when are we going to see a full team run from your stable?  Not that
I've been running all mine recently, but I must say you run more scantily than I. --
Adie
P.S.  Okay, get your mind out of the gutter after my last sentence.  I can't believe
I said that.  You too, Fandil, hands off!

Congratulations Mary Catherine!  Lady Protector. -- Adie

Dr. Steinburger -- Jhezra says I fought like a sleeping orchestra conductor.  What
does that MEAN! -- Lothar

Mary -- Blah blah... same ol' BS!  I curse the MUGs!  To hell with them all! --
Jhezra

WoF -- Yeah!  I couldn't believe it when I saw them approaching the guildhouse.  I
must have pleased the RUGs in some way. -- DeGotti

Mary Catherine -- Congrats on good luck.  You killing machine. -- Infernal Lords

Turn 500 is just around the corner for good ol Ardivent.  We should get ready for a
grand celebration!  Hopefully Eclipse's warriors will find the way back to us and we
can all have a great time. -- DeGotti

Juanita -- Chili-pepper lipstick?  Are you, like, SURE?  I mean, I know it's RED, but
is that enough? -- Debra Conklin

Fear Vector -- What about the Embarrassment Vector?  That's what *I* have right now.
My teammates turn to me and get this LOOK on their faces, and if I never see it
again, that will be FINE with me.  I mean, it isn't like this team is a bunch of
over-achievers or anything! -- Bannir Park

Earl -- Wow, what a gentleman!  But, you know, what if I'm going for Worst Record at
Graduation?  Not that I AM, nobody STARTS their career hoping for that, but what if?
-- Jacinthe

Perched Thing -- Interesting concept.  Is that like a sitting duck? -- Caddo Scot

Fandil -- Better watch out, there was a giant in the Isles who collected beards, and
look what happened to HIM. -- Master Cho

Juanita -- Well, *I* didn't teach you about chili-lipstick! -- Jacinthe

Mary Catherine -- Our congratulations. -- Bluvalley Warriors
P.S.  It will be a relief to see you gone, not that there aren't other killers around
here.

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FUZZY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
E was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
A was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JUANITA demolished JACINTHE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
EARL devastated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
FEAR VECTOR demolished CADDO SCOT in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
MARY CATHERINE was overpowered by BOB THE KNOB in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
DR STEINBURGER unbelievably bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 4 minute expert's fight.
DAVY PRIVETTE won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute duel.
HAIRY BEAR vanquished LIBERTINE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
BROQUS savagely defeated VISITING ORC in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
WISP IN DARKNESS was overpowered by MOMMA BEAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PERCHED THING was luckily beaten by BANNIR PARK in a 2 minute amateur's competition.
BONE MILL was savagely defeated by NIVIX in a popular 3 minute bloody amateur's match.
MEMNOCK was handily defeated by DEAD DUCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -   9 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   8 -  2      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  12 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  18 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  15 -  0      12  |

Turn 496 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB THE KNOB 2596          14  11  0  121 WILD OATS (248)
TOTAL PARRY      DR STEINBURGER 3442        29   9  0  106 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         20   7  0   88 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAIRY BEAR 3939             5   2  0   65 THE BEARS II (355)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926               11   7  0   64 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  EARL 3951                   8   4  0   55 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   BROQUS 3947                 7   3  1   51 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUANITA 3926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NIVIX 3986.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAIRY BEAR 3939, EARL 3951, 
BOB THE KNOB 2596, BROQUS 3947, MOMMA BEAR 3983, JUANITA 3926, FEAR VECTOR 3978, DR 
STEINBURGER 3442, PERCHED THING 3976, and DEAD DUCK 2598.

The least popular fighter this week was CADDO SCOT 3975.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MEMNOCK 3982, BONE MILL 3977, BANNIR PARK 3981, WISP IN DARKNESS 3984, 
LIBERTINE 2597, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, JACINTHE 3892, A 2595, E 2599, and FUZZY 3967.

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

MARY CATHERINE (46-3459) FANDILS (75)