DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2006    Duedate: 07/10/2006

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-238

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SISTER MARY SARAH
OLD HABITS (566)
(47-5137) [20-3-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CYRUS THE GREAT                MY SLEEP
AGE OF EMPIRES (617)           THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
(47-5681) [12-3-1,139]         (47-5657) [5-4-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FIGHTING TREE                  FIGHTING TREE
LAND OF OZ (217)               LAND OF OZ (217)
(47-5235) [15-15-1,102]        (47-5235) [15-15-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AGE OF EMPIRES (617)        47
2. SMOKED OUT!!! (637)         44      AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
3. DARQUE FORCES (396)         43      Unchartered Team
4. NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)  40
5. OLD HABITS (566)            34      SMOKED OUT!!! (637)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 AGE OF EMPIRES (617)      44  21  2 67.7   1/ 8 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     10  5 1
 2/ 2 OLD HABITS (566)          59  31  6 65.6   2/ 1 LAND OF OZ (217)         10  5 0
 3- 3 LOST SOULS (618)          41  24  7 63.1   3/ 3 OLD HABITS (566)          9  4 2
 4- 5 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   282 173 24 62.0   4/ 4 DARK PINNACLE (598)       9  4 0
 5/ 6 LAND OF OZ (217)         478 312 14 60.5   5/ 5 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          9  6 1
 6- 7 THE OPERA (613)           36  24  2 60.0   6/21 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      8  7 1
 7/ 0*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)        3   2  1 60.0   7/ 7 SECOND BANANAS (573)      7  6 1
 8/ 9 SECOND BANANAS (573)      83  60  8 58.0   8/15 DESOLATE ONES (524)       7  8 0
 9/ 4*THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   26  19  3 57.8   9/24 DARQUE FORCES (396)       6  3 3
10-11 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     41  30  3 57.7  10/22 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  6  6 0
11/ 8 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   51  39  4 56.7  11/23*THE SERPENTS (629)        6  9 0
12/10 THE MARAUDERS (619)       26  21  2 55.3  12/ 2 SALEM'S LOT (605)         6  9 0
13/12 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         615 498 32 55.3  13/28 AGE OF EMPIRES (617)      5  4 1
14/13 NATURAL B. KILLERS (584)  62  51  5 54.9  14- 6 LOST SOULS (618)          5  4 1
15-15 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     53  47  9 53.0  15/20 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      5  4 0
16/16 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     343 306 32 52.9  16- 9 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    5  5 0
17-17 PALINDROMES (599)         31  29  4 51.7  17/19 WARHAMMERS (75)           5  6 1
18/19 CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)      39  37  4 51.3  18/17 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/20 DARQUE FORCES (396)      105 102  9 50.7  19/16 FREEDONIA (32)            5 10 0
20/14 SALEM'S LOT (605)         37  37  2 50.0  20-11 FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)     4  5 0
21/33*EMPIRE RISING (633)        2   2  0 50.0  21-12*DOJO (634)                4  6 1
22/21 DARK PINNACLE (598)       51  53  5 49.0  22/29 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   4  7 0
23/22 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     23  24  0 48.9  23-10 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     3  0 0
24-24 MINSTRELS (353)           36  39  1 48.0  24/ 0*SMOKED OUT!!! (637)       3  2 1
25/23 FREEDONIA (32)           167 181 17 48.0  25-14 PALINDROMES (599)         3  2 0
26-25 BLACK STORM (171)         95 107  9 47.0  26/27 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     3  3 0
27-26*DOJO (634)                 7   8  1 46.7  27/18*THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   3  7 0
28/27 DESOLATE ONES (524)       76  93 12 45.0  28/33*EMPIRE RISING (633)       2  2 0
29/28 WARHAMMERS (75)          222 284 13 43.9  29-30 THE OPERA (613)           2  3 0
30/29 BAAL'S MINIONS (626)      20  28  1 41.7  30/ 0*REPLICA STEEL (638)       2  3 0
31/ 0*REPLICA STEEL (638)        2   3  0 40.0  31-31*ARCANE ANGELS (632)       2  4 0
32/30 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)     60  92  3 39.5  32-13 BLACK STORM (171)         1  3 0
33/32*THE SERPENTS (629)        12  23  0 34.3  33/26 THE MARAUDERS (619)       1  5 0
34-31*ARCANE ANGELS (632)        5  11  0 31.3  34-32 MINSTRELS (353)           0  5 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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     Hammer sifted through the rubble of the long forgotten cavern located somewhere
in the shrouded canyons beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen.
     The veteran manager had long since lost track of his ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ stable in
the renamed North Fork Arena; while his journeys had delayed the selection of two new
replacements.
     Blood Feuding was about the furthest thing from the mind of Hammer as he pursued
his unknown quest that had brought him to this place of seeming desolation.
     A dispatch had been sent to the Gladiatorial Commission with replacement
registrations from a far flung outpost, but it was questionable as to whether or not
the two new replacements would arrive from afar before the June 12 deadline.
     Time would tell and it mattered but little to Hammer.
     It would seem that the veteran manager had all but lost interest in his
gladiatorial stables these past months of his mysterious journey quest.
     Nothing else much mattered.
     Although Hammer had managed to dispatch some messages to DM 47 earlier in the
day to let his friends know that he was still alive and well somewhere beyond their
reach.
     Fasting and prayer had become almost an obsession to the veteran manager as he
searched and searched for the object of his mysterious journey quest.
     Visions and Dreams echoed through the canyons of the mind of Hammer as an all
but forgotten ancient message sought to gain his attention.
     Such were the ways of the varied pleas for help weaving and funneling their way
along the corridors of the Time/Space/Dimension pathways that Hammer traversed with
the aid of his Elven Orbs of Transport and other such giftings that had come into his
possession over the years.
     Premonitions had also invaded his consciousness with a renewed fury as if a
Death March had begun with the goal of sweeping its way across the beloved Swamp and
beyond; daring any to oppose the Dark Order that had dispatched its minions thusly.
     The skulls of their first kill mounted atop their banner poles as they marched
or rode to war; defying anyone and everyone to oppose their spreading darkness as a
cancerous disease that many times fails to be stopped by the victims who are
unlearned in the way.
     Hammer stooped in the rubble, humming the song of a Sword Stained Red, as his
keen eyes searched for the object of his quest; ancient dust being stirred as his
Elven War Cloak shielded his Cebuana Isla Chain Mail Shirt from the dirt of souls
laid waste.
     Suddenly the humming stopped.
     At last the object of his quest was discovered.
     The Elven Elemental War Hammer was now in the possession of Hammer as the
ancient prophecies had foretold.
     Now let the enemies assembling upon the Swamp beware!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is amazing!  A tree on top.  I AM Duelmaster.  You guys will be sooooo
embarrassed when you find out the extent of the flimsy wood which sits on top the
city.  The real me is not much.
     Oz says I need just two more political points to get the call to The Isle.  I
want it bad.  (Oz told me he wanted it badly too.  I think he feels my record might
be holding the team down.  You think?)
     Well, 15-14-1 in the arena.  No so cool.  But read on.  My tournaments have been
-- 2-3, 2-3, 4-3, 1-3, 1-3, 0-3, 0-3 for a grand 10-21!
     Since I am going to hope and depend on getting at least 91 points next turn, I
am going to give you my best guess at my stats.  (Gotta write this fast before Oz
sees it.)
     17(+2)-11(+1)-8-15(+1)-18(+1)-14-7 Basher
     Started hosed normal damage and it took effort to get to good
     -3 Initiative
     Otherwise mode
     Guessing mace/high/very low
So go get your axe and see if you can chop me down.
             Luck to all,
             Fighting Tree

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
SCOMSS SWAMP brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, LAND OF OZ, since 
THE BEAR'S PAW took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  With any 
luck, I can sneak into The Warty Toad and join BAAL'S MINIONS' celebration over their 
good record this turn.  6th place, not bad.  If The Warty Toad is buying drinks for 
DARQUE FORCES' good turn, I'm afraid the place will be dry before long.  A 3-1-2 
makes for a big thirst.  With any luck, I can sneak into The Warty Toad and join 
NATURAL B. KILLERS 2's celebration over their good record this turn.  10th place, not 
bad.  If The Warty Toad is buying drinks for THE SERPENTS' good turn, I'm afraid the 
place will be dry before long.  A 4-1-0 makes for a big thirst.  With any luck, I can 
sneak into The Warty Toad and join AGE OF EMPIRES' celebration over their good record 
this turn.  13th place, not bad.  Now let's all watch OLD HABITS' heads swell from 
their 4-0-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  I can just 
hear all the boasts coming in SMOKED OUT!!!'s next personal ads.  Their first turn 
they went 3-2-1.  Middle of the road, REPLICA STEEL, middle of the road; you'll get 
no good words from me, until you get better, or worse.  Break a leg.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see CYRUS THE GREAT win a fight and gain 35 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MY SLEEP beat ZOMBIE ASSASSIN and ZOMBIE ASSASSIN lost 13 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster SISTER 
MARY SARAH challenged this turn.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
SISTER MARY SARAH takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, SCOMSS SWAMP?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SALEM'S LOT.  Ha ha ha ha!  
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, LUCIFERETTE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into 
one, CLINTONLIKESBUSH challenged up 27 to take on JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS.  
And The Warty Toad has banned JACK MCFARLAND from service until next turn for losing 
to CLINTONLIKESBUSH and giving him 21 points in the process!  Ha!  I guess I can give 
a little credit to JEAN ST. OMER of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR for challenging up by 24 to SIEGE 
BEST.  JEAN ST. OMER was slain to get 3 points of recognition.  And we have AVATAR OF 
WOE in a challenge, going down 12 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
AVATAR OF WOE showed great skill and promise when she was overcame by ROGER L'BEAU.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SCOMSS 
SWAMP's morgue.  More variety.  Whoa!  I'll even buy SUCULANT a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on hers good side!  Bye 
bye, warrior, bye bye...  ETIENNE DUPLAIX, a glorious 7-13-2 fighter, has passed 
away.  Gee, too bad KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.  Ya gotta go sometime, and SWAMP TRAP HAMMER's 
time was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had she lived... (what?  me pity?).  
Seriously now, is it really honorable for SIEGE BEST from BAAL'S MINIONS to kill JEAN 
ST. OMER and give KNIGHTS TEMPLAR the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  Three 
down, and one turn to go for MINSTRELS to call in the bloodfeud against CUP OF TOE, 
else SAMBA is but small history.  And one more turn will show if LOST SOULS can 
successfully bloodfeud that elusive B.B. CROSS over TARANTELLA.  Honor is like a 
chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless 
rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in SCOMSS SWAMP to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
SCOMSS SWAMP.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER MARY SARAH 5137       20   3  0   117       OLD HABITS (566)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-B.B. CROSS 5323              16   5  4   140       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 CYRUS THE GREAT 5681         12   3  1   139       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
-RED DEVIL 5732                7   4  0   106       LOST SOULS (618)
-MINOR BLUE 5326              13   8  1   104       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 WHITE SETTLER 5322           16   9  1   103       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318        16   9  0   102       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 FIGHTING TREE 5235           15  15  1   102       LAND OF OZ (217)
 RED DRAGON 5585              13   5  0    93       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
-MORWHEN 5686                 10   5  2    92       LOST SOULS (618)
 SISTER SLEDGE 5341           10   3  1    91       OLD HABITS (566)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRED BEAR 5348               13   9  0    90       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 JACK MCFARLAND 5481          14   5  0    88       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-WOZZECK 5644                  8   6  0    85       THE OPERA (613)
 LOWELL 5569                  11   5  1    83       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 HUMBUG 5199                  17  14  1    82       LAND OF OZ (217)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAESAR 5679                  11   4  0    81       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 OPAI 5735                     9   3  0    81       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-SPECTRE 5654                  7   3  1    81       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-CUP OF TOE 5433               8   1  1    80       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-RAZOR 5689                    7   3  2    80       LOST SOULS (618)
 WYRD 5167                    11   6  0    79       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 DON KING 5374                 9  10  0    78       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 JACK & JILL 5310             14  10  0    73       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 PAUL BEARER 5187             13  15  2    72       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 SWAMP BURP HAMMER 5439       12   7  2    71       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SWAMP LILY HAMMER 5441       12   7  0    69       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-BLOOD RAYNE 5489             14  10  1    68       DARK PINNACLE (598)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACECAR 5498                  8   4  1    66       PALINDROMES (599)
 ORC PLAGUE 5501               5   3  2    66       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 KILL*SWITCH 5809              4   0  1    64       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 DEVOUT CHRISTIAN 5321        14  11  3    62       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
 MY SLEEP 5657                 5   4  0    62       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 TEMPUS 4635                  10  14  1    60       WARHAMMERS (75)
 SUCULANT 3589                12  14  1    58       WARHAMMERS (75)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             10   4  0    57       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 DROW 5674                     9   3  0    57       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 TARZAN 5542                   6  11  1    57       FREEDONIA (32)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVICSERATOR 5358             11   9  1    56       BLACK STORM (171)
-BLACK THUNDER 3885           12  10  0    54       BLACK STORM (171)
 MAGIC WAND 5771               7   3  0    54       LAND OF OZ (217)
 BEAR SKINRUG 5399            11   6  1    53       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-PHILP OF MACEDON 5680         6   5  1    52       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
 SISTER MERCY 5526             5   4  1    52       OLD HABITS (566)
 CASSIDY 5705                  8   5  1    51       THE MARAUDERS (619)
 SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671     6   3  1    50       OLD HABITS (566)
 LITTLE BIG MAN 5393          11   9  1    47       NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
-JUSTICE FOR ALL 5534          6   6  0    47       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 DRAMA QUEEN 5494              9   8  0    45       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-PRINCE IGOR 5640              6   2  0    45       THE OPERA (613)
-PARTY TRAP 5496               7   5  1    44       PALINDROMES (599)
-MEDEE 5642                   10   3  0    43       THE OPERA (613)
 FADE TO BLACK 5695            5   4  0    42       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 JENKINS 5708                  8   5  0    41       THE MARAUDERS (619)
-MY MISO MUTE 4018             6   3  0    41       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-RIGORMORTIS 5736              5   3  0    40       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 CHAOS BOAST 5780              5   4  1    39       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 ZOMBIE ASSASSIN 5552          8   6  1    38       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 ICHORID 5584                  9   6  0    37       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-TNT 5499                      7   5  1    37       PALINDROMES (599)
 THE KURGEN 5636               6   9  1    36       FREEDONIA (32)
 BOQ 5873                      6   0  0    36       LAND OF OZ (217)
-DRAGONFLY PIE 5760            5   0  1    36       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 CRYPT ANGEL 5553              7   7  1    35       SALEM'S LOT (605)
 SHADE'S FORM 5549             7   9  0    35       SALEM'S LOT (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKENED 5531                6   5  0    33       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 ROGER L'BEAU 5828             4   4  0    33       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
-NILES 5860                    3   1  0    33       SECOND BANANAS (573)
-CONSTANTINE 5677              6   3  0    32       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
-TWIGGY 5731                   3   3  0    32       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 WAR CRY HAMM 5436             5   2  0    31       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 BOGBANE 5500                  4   4  1    31       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 XERXES 5742                   9   3  0    30       AGE OF EMPIRES (617)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANGO 3194                    7   8  1    30       MINSTRELS (353)
-FUGUE 3196                    7   8  0    29       MINSTRELS (353)
 CRYSTAL 5895                  3   1  0    29       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 SIEGE BEST 5797               5   5  1    28       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-BUSTED WING 5864              4   1  0    28       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
-FIDELIO 5859                  3   1  0    28       THE OPERA (613)
-DEATH KISS 5751               6   2  1    27       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-DETARTRATED 5497              4   8  0    27       PALINDROMES (599)
-KYEVERA LUERTEN 5876          3   1  0    27       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659          5   4  1    26       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792         4   3  0    25       THE OPERA (613)
 TEN IS RAQUET 5815            2   7  0    25       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MY PILLOW 5660                7   2  0    23       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658     5   4  0    23       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 STUFF 5656                    4   5  2    23       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 ASP 5843                      4   3  0    23       THE SERPENTS (629)
-SHORTEST STRAW 5532           3   3  0    23       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 STORMSTRIKE 5916              2   1  0    23       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
-MINUET 3475                   5   2  0    22       MINSTRELS (353)
 MIRAGE 5912                   2   1  0    22       DARK PINNACLE (598)
 COURT JESTER 5883             1   1  0    22       EMPIRE RISING (633)
-SHINJO 5886                   2   1  1    21       DOJO (634)
 BEXAR 5906                    2   2  0    21       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AVATAR OF WOE 5850            6   2  0    20       SALEM'S LOT (605)
-DYERS EVE 5535                1   5  0    20       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 THE RON 5914                  1   1  0    20       WARHAMMERS (75)
 LONELY SON 5882               1   1  0    19       EMPIRE RISING (633)
 KING OF BEASTS 5880           3   2  0    17       LAND OF OZ (217)
 DUMB AS ROCK 5913             2   1  0    17       DARK PINNACLE (598)
-ZIN 5932                      1   0  0    15       DOJO (634)
-SWAMP STORM 5893              2   1  0    13       BLACK STORM (171)
 BREMM SPARKFIST 5917          2   1  0    13       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)
 PYTHON 5903                   2   2  0    12       THE SERPENTS (629)
 CHEECH 5930                   1   0  1    12       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-PARAKEET 5830                 2   5  0    11       FEATHERS FLYIN' (585)
 COBRA 5842                    2   5  0    11       THE SERPENTS (629)
 PUCK 5919                     1   1  0    11       FREEDONIA (32)
-TETSUO 5890                   1   2  0    11       DOJO (634)
 LUCIANN CIOCCO 5936           1   0  0    10       REPLICA STEEL (638)
 BANE 5946                     1   0  0    10       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 MOMBA 5945                    1   0  0    10       THE SERPENTS (629)
 BLADE PICKARD 5940            1   0  0    10       REPLICA STEEL (638)
 T.H.C. 5928                   1   0  0    10       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907              2   2  1     9       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-BONECLAW 5857                 0   3  0     9       CHAOTIX BEASTS (610)
 CHONG 5927                    0   1  0     9       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-FAERJAN SKORAS 5877           2   2  0     8       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
 ADDER 5920                    2   0  0     8       THE SERPENTS (629)
 BOO-BOO 5935                  1   1  0     8       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 GALIUS 5865                   1   5  0     8       KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (568)
 SGT STANDANKO 5929            1   0  0     8       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
-MISHIMA 5887                  2   1  0     7       DOJO (634)
 LADY PERI 5599                2   1  0     7       DESOLATE ONES (524)
-VALLHALAN 5892                1   2  0     6       BLACK STORM (171)
 LADY FIRST 5600               1   2  0     5       DESOLATE ONES (524)
 MR NICE GUY 5931              0   1  0     5       SMOKED OUT!!! (637)
 CUMTOLUMPSCUM 5908            0   4  0     4       FREEDONIA (32)
-IARYO FELUNNDA 5875           0   3  0     3       ARCANE ANGELS (632)
-RIPE TRIPE 5904               0   3  0     3       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-LOTUS BLOSSOM 5888            0   3  0     3       DOJO (634)
-TRILLA LILLEIR 5874           0   2  0     2       ARCANE ANGELS (632)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARY MAZERO 5937              0   1  0     1       REPLICA STEEL (638)
 ACE STARNOWSKY 5938           0   1  0     1       REPLICA STEEL (638)
 LYNDA BRAUTIGAM 5939          0   1  0     1       REPLICA STEEL (638)
 SWAMP THUG HAMMER 5948        0   1  0     1       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SWAMP MESS HAMMER 5947        0   1  0     1       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-JAZZ 5910                     0   1  0     1       MINSTRELS (353)
 HOWLTUSK 5943                 0   1  0     1       BAAL'S MINIONS (626)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SWAMP TRAP HAMME 5442 14  5 1 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ 594 CYRUS THE GREAT 5681  238         
SWAMP CLAW HAMME 5438  7  8 1 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ 594 RAZOR 5689            234 NOT REVE
SWAMP ROSE HAMME 5440  6 10 0 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ 594 RACECAR 5498          235         
ISHMAIL VILEHAND 5942  0  1 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    CHEECH 5930           238         
FROG DEMON 5795        3  3 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    SPECTRE 5654          234 NOT REVE
SIMON MAGUS 5806       4  4 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    KILL*SWITCH 5809      237         
WYAND VOIDFINGER 5918  1  1 0 BAAL'S MINIONS 626    SHINJO 5886           237         
YOGI BEAR 5745         4  2 0 THE BEAR'S PAW 150    FESTUS 5861           234 REVENGED
CARDIAC CRAIG 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SUCULANT 3589         238 NONE    
JADE FALCON 5805       1  5 0 DARK PINNACLE 598     PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659  235 REVENGED
MR. REE 5406           4  6 0 DARQUE FORCES 396     PUTRID PATRICK 19     238 NONE    
MIDGUARD 5410          3  5 0 DESOLATE ONES 524     MURDEROUS MARK 18     238 NONE    
FULBOTLNFRNTOME 5831   3  5 1 FREEDONIA 32          DARRELL DEATH 25      238 NONE    
LEXX 5832              1  3 0 FREEDONIA 32          STUFF 5656            234 REVENGED
ETIENNE DUPLAIX 5377   7 14 2 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   ORC PLAGUE 5501       238         
JEAN ST. OMER 5911     0  3 0 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   SIEGE BEST 5797       238         
AHURA MAZDA 5152      13 15 1 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR 568   MORWHEN 5686          236         
TARANTELLA 5687        6  2 2 LOST SOULS 618        B.B. CROSS 5323       235         
MARCH 3197             7  8 0 MINSTRELS 353         SISTER MERCY 5526     236         
SAMBA 3273             8  4 0 MINSTRELS 353         CUP OF TOE 5433       235         
SISTER MARYKATE 5835   2  2 1 OLD HABITS 566        BEAR SKINRUG 5399     236         
WOW 5495               5  7 1 PALINDROMES 599       SISTER MARY SUEE 5671 236         
FESTUS 5861            4  3 2 SECOND BANANAS 573    ARENAMASTER OKEL 23   238 NONE    
BOA 5839               1  4 0 THE SERPENTS 629      BULLPEN ACE 5907      236         
LUCIFERETTE 5053       3  3 0 WARHAMMERS 75         BOGBANE 5500          238         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Manager -- You seem to be ill informed, my friend.  Or is it the geography they teach
in the barren lands of Nebraska?  The great Crip is the only Canadian in either The
Fellowship of The SCOMSS or SCOMS Tower. -- Oz The All Knowledgeable

Salem's Lot -- We think YOU deserved the Current Top Team spot.  Salute. -- Oz The
All Praising

Baphomet -- Have cell number, will call. -- Oz The All Communicating

White Settler -- Sometimes a tree is hard to fell. -- Fighting Tree

Liam -- Blame moi?  I have nothing to do with Crip challenging you.  Perhaps Crip was
regularly challenging The Goth because he thought such was the way to easy wins?  You
think? -- Oz The All Puzzled

Liam and Buddy Lee -- I am pleased that you were able to learn that Mannequin has
always been one of the very best managers in the game.  He is a jewel even though he
passed out ugly tee shirts at times. -- Oz The All Informative

Swamp Trap Hammer -- What can I say other than you are my better. -- (Bah) Humbug

SNARK -- Rippers (parry-riposte style) are far from extinct.  Just ask Mannequin The
Master, and Slugbait The Superb, both of whom have TC's with them in very recent
time. -- Oz The All Factual

Shade's Form -- It was my pleasure to run with a master and hold my own. -- Magic
Wand

Mishima -- Beware the roar of the lion.  Groowwwwwwllllllllll! -- King Of Beasts

Asp -- I guess I won the battle of the three-letter-words.  You may be the snake, but
I bit you in the asp. -- BOQ

Oz the All Amused -- Always happy to oblige.  And if it happens to placate the
elderly & flatulent one (i.e. Soultanchor), well then all the better.  We know how he
gets when he gets riled up. -- Nuln

Buddy Lee -- It'd help your avenging if I ran, eh?  Sorry 'bout that, my paperwork's
gotten out of control, and I'm having trouble keeping track of who's running where
when (and why?).  And I'm not used to slow arenas, either.  Here's to hoping I ran
this turn! -- Nuln the confused yet optimistic

Kon -- A missive has been sent.  I will now return to the dead. -- Pagan

Baphomet -- Thanks for the promo mention.  TW4 was a fun ride! -- Hammer
P.S.  If you can get online send me an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com.
P.P.S.  Snail Mail headed your way.

Manager -- Congratulations to you and your crew! -- Hammer
P.S.  Enjoyed Your Spot!  Just read my T-237 Newsletter over here on 6/11/06.

Buddy Lee -- Thanks for the sentiment! -- Hammer
P.S.  Will keep that in mind if need be

Oz the All Encouraging -- Made it back to the Land of the Sand! -- Hammer
P.S.  Thanks for the encouraging card and support a few months ago

Mr Coffee -- If you are able to read this I have misplaced your Snail address! --
Hammer
P.S.  That goes for the rest of you who were Snail Mailing me while I was in the
States!  Your letters/mailing addresses got lost somewhere in the shuffle, so I
apologize for the lack of correspondence these past months, my friends.

Fighting Tree -- Very close, you lucked out winning the clash. -- White Settler

Cyrus the Great -- Go away now. -- Clintonlikesbush

The Kurgen -- If you're following Bapho's advice, I wouldn't. -- LBM

Swamp Lilly Hammer -- Surely you are an abomination, blasphemer. -- Devout Christian

Bapho -- We'll see you out there, buddy.  We've expanded, I'll make sure to introduce myself. -- Maximillian

Blackstorm -- I never jest!  Ever! -- Maximillian

All Ye Swampfolk (or forest dwellers or junglebugs) -- I regret to inform you that I
won't live long enough to see North Fork reforested.  Ah but the other news is that I
am "passing the torch" to my son, in the hopes that he will "Let Freedonia ring" all
day and Alastarry night!  In the throne room all day and...(ahem)...so My Last
Request is that you show him hospitality (or hospital) to the extent that you respect
(or ridicule) me, at least until Junior opens up a can of swampgas on your sorry...
(ahem)...So, at the risk of sounding insincere, Oz and crones, let me say that just
because you're the Tower and me and mine are TATIOAHC doesn't mean we can't be close.
"Let's just be friends," OK?  (Go easy on Junior.)  And Liam The Gandhi, "there can

be only one" arena The Kurgen tells me, and her name is NORTH FORK!
                                               An equal opportunity emSnarker,
                                                    snarked for the very last time

Blackstorm -- I won't speak for others in my alliance, however...if I can assist my
sword will sing by your side! -- Baphomet

Jan -- I warned you I would seek revenge for the D.C.s.  Legal.  Yes.  Good form...
no...Thus...feel the sting of my blade. -- Baphomet

Python -- You really put the squeeze on me! -- Jean St. Omer

Bexar -- Snicker...guffaw...HAHAHA! -- Roger L'Beau
P.S.  Not quite such an easy win...eh?

Crypt Angel -- Thanks for verifying my faves. -- Ettiene Duplaix

Lady Per -- You're *NO* lady! -- Galius

All -- I am Kon, manager of Empire Rising and member of the Desolate Empire Alliance.
I could not make it to the last Turf War but I will be around for the next and I've
been assured that the arena will be renamed Desolate Swamp at that time.  We shall
see.  Nevertheless, greetings to all. -- Dark Knight Kon, Empire Rising DEA

Goat -- Hailsa!  A little late, but I have arrived.  Only running a limited schedule
for the moment, but I would be honored to harass anyone you steer me to!  Who is
"Hummer?"  Give me a run down on who's who and I'll do my best to make the DEA proud!
-- Dark Knight Kon of Empire Rising
P.S.  Send all style info you have!

Snarky -- Are you always this entertaining?  Puck may have won the fight with Lonely
Son, but it was worth it just to read your personals!! -- Kon of Empire Rising, DEA

Goat -- What do you get when you bring together the KLK with a dull hammer?  A Dud!!
-- Court Jester

Could you at the Sinat please tell me who all of the teams in the Hostron's Arena are
managed by?  Thanks! -- Kon, mgr. Empire Rising

Dark Knight Goat -- What's up brother?  Don't know yet if I'll be active here every
turn, many things in the fire right now, real life, contest, etc...I moved in this
new team for contest purposes, plus my last stable was plagued by dixies during a
contest where D.A.ing cost pts!  It's good to have you back.  You've been missed. --
Dark Knight Toker, Smoked Out!!! (627)

Dark Knight Blackstorm -- Good to have you aboard.  I think the eye of the Storm is
passing, so be ready, and when needed unleash the Blackest Storm ever upon our foes!
(grin) -- Dark Knight Toker

Dark Knight Kon -- Court Jester and Lonely Son looked impressive in the mailer.  Way
to represent! -- Dark Knight Toker

Sensei Jan -- Nice challenge!  I was running Midguard 10-10-10, CH-BD-Decise 1st min.
His speed was a 7.  His loss has sent him to the Torches.  13-14-19-11-9-7-11, Trem
Dmg. 1 statement; has learned how to be decisive and quick. -- Dark Knight Goat

Buddy Lee -- My style advantage, my challenge, your win, go figure!  Thanks for the
welcome back!  I was running "Lady First" 10-10-7, LL-BD, Decise 1st minute.
Hopefully you're still not following the Hummer after this Turf War.  As for the
rest, just a diplo away. -- Dark Knight Goat

Baphomet -- Sieg Heil!  Your style advantage, my challenge, my German blood is so
slick (pure grin) at my win!  I was running "Lady Perp" 2-3-2, LA-BD-P, 1st min.  1-
1-1, HE-BD, P 2nd minute.  If you would have made it to the 3rd minute I could have
shown you what a fav strat is!  Brush the sand off your lower lip.  I'm still here.
-- Dark Knight Goat

Crip -- Was that a double challenge?  I thought I avoided you!  I was running "War
Cry Ham" 1-1-1, HE-HE, P 1st-4th minutes.  (You do know that this fighter is named
after Hammer, I meant Hummer.)  You have the better warrior.  Good fight. -- Dark
Knight Goat

Mannequin -- It must be a conspiracy, first Crip, then you!! (grin)  I sure hate them
trips to the infirmary.  I was running "Wyrd" 10-10-7, HE-BD, Decise 1st minute.
Since you sent him Desperate, 10-3-7, RA-AM, Bash.  Weapon weight I thought should
have been a factor.  Good fight. -- Dark Knight Goat

All -- Hope the fight info gives a better understanding of the game.  I spend too
much money to be fighting with my head buried in the sand turn after turn.  The more
info (accurate) available to us all will only help us get them free fights. -- Dark
Knight Goat of the Desolate Empire

Blackstorm -- Unlike other alliances you can speak for me.  You say "War" we go.  We
all go, as an alliance, not alone, not worried about some ego being hurt, not worried
about feelings or personal alliances we might have made in the past, no questions
period.  "I" don't care who you know, how long you have been playing, if you side
against anyone in The Desolate Empire you will feel the "Desolation of Death" from us
all.  Some of our brothers are building tourney warriors and fighting in fast arenas
for the Quick Duel fix.  They will rally at your word.  I will be re-activating my
team in 31. -- Goat "Delarquan Duke of the Desolate Empire", Dark Knight of SCOMSS
Swamp

Divine Duelist -- Smashing kill on your part!  "Ser Andras" -- 9-12-10-9-17-16-11,
RH, Blessed +4 Decise, LU.  I was running him 10-10-6, AB, BD, LU 1st minute.  His
Desp. Strat was 3-7-3-HE-HE-Dodge.  I will be bloodfeuding.  Once again great kill.
-- Dark Knight Goat

Isn't it Obvious -- I don't know what I was thinking!  "I slowly sink to the sand, a
despairing look in my eyes."  AAAHHHH!  "Lord Soth" Ambi -- 13-11-11-17-17-6-9, 3 wit
statements, good dmg., good endurance -- BA.  I was running him 8-2-5-HE-BD Bash, 1st
minutes.  His Desp. Strat. was 10-3-10-RA-LE-Bash.  A good kill on your part.  I will
be bloodfeuding of course. -- Dark Knight Goat

Seith -- Nice choice of tactics.  You taught well.  I was running a 10-10-4-HE-HE-
Decise, 1st Minute. -- Dark Knight Goat

Ghab -- My luck sucks!  Good fight on your part.  I was running a 10-10-7-HE-HE-
Decise, 1st minute, 7-3-7-HE-AM 2nd min, 6-4-6-HE-Am 3rd Min, 1-1-5-HE-HE-Am 4th min.
-- Dark Knight Goat

Fangthayne -- My only win!  Thank you.  I take it you were at the Flower Shoppe all
night?  I was running a 3-4-3-RA-HE-Parry 1st min.  I will bump my numbers.  I like
my teaching skills.  Any time you buy the drinks I'll be there. -- Dark Knight Goat

Cumtolumpscum -- Careful some of us only use that style as a ruse to get guys like
you into traps, and lose all those weapons; do you really intend on using all those
backups? -- Mirage

Lady First -- Nice try.  Speed don't win all the time. -- Crystal

Brem Sparkfist -- What, only one hit? -- Dumb as Rock

Tarl Sparkfist -- I know you feel.  I've been DAing almost every turn in the turf.
Clean that team up and start winning! -- Buddy Lee

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUCULANT viciously butchered CARDIAC CRAIG in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FESTUS was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER OKEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
MR. REE was barely slain by PUTRID PATRICK in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
FULBOTLNFRNTOME was assassinated by DARRELL DEATH in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
MIDGUARD was dealt death by MURDEROUS MARK in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
FIGHTING TREE was luckily beaten by SISTER MARY SARAH in a 7 minute Challenge match.
OPAI was defeated by RED DRAGON in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
DON KING was beaten by FRED BEAR in a 1 minute master's Challenge brawl.
LOWELL overpowered SWAMP LILY HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
WYRD was vanquished by WHITE SETTLER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CLINTONLIKESBUSH luckily beat JACK MCFARLAND in a 2 minute expert's Challenge duel.
ETIENNE DUPLAIX was slain by ORC PLAGUE in a 3 minute expert's Challenge match.
JACK & JILL luckily beat PAUL BEARER in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
KILL*SWITCH handily defeated FADE TO BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SHADE'S FORM was savagely defeated by TARZAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CRYPT ANGEL was handily defeated by SISTER MERCY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ICHORID was defeated by SISTER MARY SUEELLEN in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
DEVOUT CHRISTIAN won victory over CASSIDY in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fray.
AVATAR OF WOE was devastated by ROGER L'BEAU in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WAR CRY HAMM outlasted DUMB AS ROCK in a tiresome 9 minute Challenge bout.
PIZZA PIE PARTY was savagely defeated by THE KURGEN in a 5 minute Challenge bout.
BOGBANE put to death LUCIFERETTE in a unpopular 4 minute Challenge competition.
LONELY SON narrowly defeated BOO-BOO in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CRYSTAL vanquished LADY PERI in a 8 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge match.
COURT JESTER won victory over KING OF BEASTS in a 2 minute Challenge fray.
JEAN ST. OMER was viciously butchered by SIEGE BEST in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
BULLPEN ACE was vanquished by BEXAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PUCK lost to MIRAGE in a popular 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CYRUS THE GREAT slaughtered SWAMP TRAP HAMMER in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
HUMBUG was overcome by SISTER SLEDGE in a action packed 4 minute brutal master's bout.
CAESAR overpowered TEMPUS in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
DROW was defeated by SWAMP BURP HAMMER in a 2 minute brutal match.
ZOMBIE ASSASSIN was overpowered by MY SLEEP in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DRAMA QUEEN outlasted MY PILLOW in a dull 25 minute bout.
MAGIC WAND luckily beat LITTLE BIG MAN in a 2 minute gruesome contest.
JENKINS was outlasted by CHAOS BOAST in a monotonous 24 minute struggle.
BEAR SKINRUG demolished TEN IS RAQUET in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLACKENED overcame GALIUS in a 1 minute fight.
XERXES luckily beat BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN in a unpopular 15 minute brutal match.
BOQ outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiring 13 minute bout.
STUFF lost to THE RON in a 2 minute master vs. novice upset bout.
COBRA was handily defeated by STORMSTRIKE in a popular 2 minute one-sided duel.
ASP demolished LADY FIRST in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PYTHON slimly won victory over MARY MAZERO in a 2 minute gruesome amateur's match.
CUMTOLUMPSCUM was overcome by SGT STANDANKO in a 1 minute brutal amateur's fight.
BREMM SPARKFIST handily defeated SWAMP MESS HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
ADDER subdued CHONG in a 3 minute novice's match.
T.H.C. demolished LYNDA BRAUTIGAM in a 2 minute uneven fight.
CHEECH executed ISHMAIL VILEHAND in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
MR NICE GUY was handily defeated by BLADE PICKARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LUCIANN CIOCCO demolished HOWLTUSK in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ACE STARNOWSKY was demolished by MOMBA in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BANE overpowered SWAMP THUG HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     18         WALL OF STEEL     73 -  43 -  5      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY      132 -  85 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        45 -  32 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         STRIKING ATTACK  120 - 120 - 13      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    98 - 114 - 12      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     7         SLASHING ATTACK   55 -  82 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK    65 - 111 -  9      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      21 -  42 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 238 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:

TOTAL PARRY       14 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  9         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 - 12         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  7                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SISTER MARY SARAH 5137     20   3  0  117 OLD HABITS (566)
STRIKING ATTACK  CYRUS THE GREAT 5681       12   3  1  139 AGE OF EMPIRES (617)
SLASHING ATTACK  WHITE SETTLER 5322         16   9  1  103 NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
WALL OF STEEL    CLINTONLIKESBUSH 5318      16   9  0  102 NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER SLEDGE 5341         10   3  1   91 OLD HABITS (566)
AIMED BLOW       FRED BEAR 5348             13   9  0   90 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
LUNGING ATTACK   HUMBUG 5199                17  14  1   82 LAND OF OZ (217)
BASHING ATTACK   WYRD 5167                  11   6  0   79 DESOLATE ONES (524)
PARRY-STRIKE     MY SLEEP 5657               5   4  0   62 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FIGHTING TREE 5235.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FIGHTING TREE 5235.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUMBUG 5199, 
PAUL BEARER 5187, TARZAN 5542, PUCK 5919, THE KURGEN 5636, STORMSTRIKE 5916, SIEGE 
BEST 5797, MIRAGE 5912, SISTER SLEDGE 5341, and RED DRAGON 5585.

The least popular fighter this week was MY PILLOW 5660.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAMA QUEEN 5494, JENKINS 5708, CHAOS BOAST 5780, BOQ 5873, XERXES 
5742, WAR CRY HAMM 5436, BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658, LADY PERI 5599, LUCIFERETTE 5053, 
and DUMB AS ROCK 5913.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WHITE SETTLER (47-5322) NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (584)
FIGHTING TREE (47-5235) LAND OF OZ (217)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DISCO QUEEN 1992 (43-22-1)             3  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
GRINNON BEARIT 2955 (35-22-3)          1  3  0         THE BEAR'S PAW       
JACK SPRAT 2954 (57-64-4)              1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
BEAR ACUDA 4995 (24-11-1)              0  2  0         THE BEAR'S PAW       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SISTER MARY SARAH 5137 (17-3-0)        1  3  0         OLD HABITS           

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SISTER SLEDGE 5341 (8-2-1)             4  3  0         OLD HABITS           
FRED BEAR 5348 (10-9-0)                1  3  0         THE BEAR'S PAW       

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORC PLAGUE 5501 (3-3-1)                2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
DON KING 5374 (7-9-0)                  1  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
FREEBORN BLOODBLADE 5597 (5-7-0)       0  1  0  DEAD   BLACK STORM          

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPECTRE 5654 (6-3-1)                   6  3  0         GOTHIC MINISTRY      
KILL*SWITCH 5809 (2-0-0)               4  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659 (5-2-1)           2  3  0         THINGS I DROOL IN    
TEN IS RAQUET 5815 (2-4-0)             2  3  0         ROYAL FLUSH          
BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658 (4-3-0)      1  3  0         THINGS I DROOL IN    
TWIGGY 5731 (2-2-0)                    1  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NILES 5860 (1-1-0)                     4  3  0         SECOND BANANAS       
BOQ 5873 (3-0-0)                       2  3  0         LAND OF OZ           
KING OF BEASTS 5880 (1-1-0)            2  3  0         LAND OF OZ           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LONELY SON 5882 (0-0-0)                8  3  1         EMPIRE RISING        
MIRAGE 5912 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         DARK PINNACLE        
SHIFTER 5909 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         CHAOTIX BEASTS       
THE RON 5914 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         WARHAMMERS           
COURT JESTER 5883 (0-0-0)              1  3  0         EMPIRE RISING        
HEIR APPARENT 5881 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         EMPIRE RISING        
DESIRE TOWIN 5915 (0-0-0)              0  2  0  DEAD   WARHAMMERS           

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KRAMER 5191 (19-7-0)                   2  3  0         SECOND BANANAS       

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ACE METRIC 3554 (15-8-0)               4  2  0         ROYAL FLUSH          

CHALLENGERS FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIGHTING TREE 5235 (14-13-1)           0  3  0         LAND OF OZ           

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK THUNDER 3885 (11-10-0)           0  3  0         BLACK STORM          
EVICSERATOR 5358 (11-8-1)              0  3  0         BLACK STORM          

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAGIC WAND 5771 (4-3-0)                6  2  0         LAND OF OZ           
MY MISO MUTE 4018 (6-1-0)              1  3  0         MYSTIC ORC FEAST     

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STUFF 5656 (4-3-2)                     1  3  0         THINGS I DROOL IN    
TARNELUS 5359 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    
DEATH KISS 5751 (5-2-1)                0  3  0         GOTHIC MINISTRY      
FADE TO BLACK 5695 (4-3-0)             0  3  0         OF WOLF AND MAN      
MY SLEEP 5657 (4-3-0)                  0  3  0         THINGS I DROOL IN    

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TETSUO 5890 (0-1-0)                    1  3  0         DOJO                 
BEXAR 5906 (0-1-0)                     0  3  0         THE BEAR'S PAW       

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD DESOLATE 5884 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         EMPIRE RISING