DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/22/2008    Duedate: 02/18/2008

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-259

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TEMPUS
WARHAMMERS (75)
(47-4635) [21-24-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TEMPUS                         RODEKI
WARHAMMERS (75)                STRETSAMLEUD (575)
(47-4635) [21-24-1,121]        (47-5208) [6-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PYTHON                         CYANIDE
THE SERPENTS (629)             DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
(47-5903) [10-14-2,46]         (47-5444) [12-13-2,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. X-MEN II (660)              43
2. THE BEAR'S PAW (150)        38      LAND OF OZ (217)
3. WARHAMMERS (75)             34      Unchartered Team
4. ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)     33
5. RAPTOR (674)                31      STRETSAMLEUD (575)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 OLD HABITS (566)         101  58  8 63.5   1/ 1 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     12  3 2
 2- 2 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   78  46  5 62.9   2/ 6 WARHAMMERS (75)          11  4 0
 3- 3 THE OPERA (613)           82  52  3 61.2   3/ 3 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          8  7 1
 4- 4 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   311 198 24 61.1   4/ 4 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   8  7 1
 5/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)         527 346 16 60.4   5/10*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        7  3 0
 6- 7*EXOTIC TASTES (572)        3   2  0 60.0   6/13 X-MEN II (660)            7  7 3
 7/ 8 SECOND BANANAS (573)     128  93 13 57.9   7- 2 THE OPERA (613)           6  4 0
 8-11 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     45  35  3 56.3   8/ 8*RAPTOR (674)              6  9 0
 9/10*STRETSAMLEUD (575)        25  20  2 55.6   9/12 LAND OF OZ (217)          4  2 0
10/12 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         670 541 35 55.3  10- 5 OLD HABITS (566)          4  2 0
11-13 DARQUE FORCES (396)      143 125 13 53.4  11/ 7 SECOND BANANAS (573)      4  6 2
12/14 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   94  84  8 52.8  12/17*CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)   4  6 0
13/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     392 359 39 52.2  13/22 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       4 10 0
14/19 WARHAMMERS (75)          265 331 14 44.5  14/ 9 THE SERPENTS (629)        4 11 1
15/22 X-MEN II (660)            32  40  5 44.4  15-15*EXOTIC TASTES (572)       3  2 0
16-20 PALINDROMES (599)         47  60  4 43.9  16/18 GAELIC STORM (647)        3  3 0
17/24*RAPTOR (674)              10  14  0 41.7  17-20 PALINDROMES (599)         2  2 0
18/23 THE SERPENTS (629)        56  79  4 41.5  18-11 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   2  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/ 0 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      51  74  3 40.8  19-23 DARQUE FORCES (396)       1  0 1
20/17*CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)    4   6  0 40.0  20-24 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    1  1 0
21/25 GAELIC STORM (647)        59  92  4 39.1  21-27 TIMELY HEROES (656)       1  3 0
22/26 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       35  59  2 37.2  22/ 0 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)      1  4 0
23-27 TIMELY HEROES (656)       20  37  1 35.1  23/28*HELLENIC HEROES (673)     0  6 0
24-28*GLADIUS (680)              2   6  0 25.0  24-21*GLADIUS (680)             0  3 0
25/29*HELLENIC HEROES (673)      2   9  0 18.2  25-29 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Swamp Psychos 

Here is my [BURP] information for all of you [BURP] Swamp [BURP] Historians!  My
[BURP] Graduation Notice decrees 11-13(+1)-16-15-15-4-11 [BURP] Basher!

Master [BURP] rating in [BURP] Initiative!  Master [BURP] rating in [BURP] Attack!
Advanced [BURP] Expert [BURP] rating in [BURP] Parry!  Master [BURP] rating in [BURP]
Decisiveness!

Naturally Adept with the [BURP] Maul and favoring a [BURP] Moderate Offensive [BURP]
Effort and a Very Low [BURP] Activity [BURP] Level!

An Innate Ability to [BURP] use the [BURP] Bash [BURP] Tactic to Good [BURP] Effect!

A Natural [BURP] Aptitude for [BURP] Learning the [BURP] Concepts of [BURP]
Decisiveness!

Many [BURP] Thanks to Every [BURP] Gladiator who helped me to [BURP] reach the [BURP]
View from the [BURP] Top to [BURP] receive my [BURP] Graduation [BURP] Notice!

I'm [BURP] Out of [BURP] Here!

Swamp Burp Hammer
Your Favorite [BURP] Basher!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SCOMSS SWAMP?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  If this keeps up, THINGS I DROOL IN, 
you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 7 in the rankings?  
ABYSMAL RITES turned their 2-3-0 turn into a 13th place rank in the listings this 
turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch X-MEN 
II's heads swell from their 3-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SWAMP CALL HAMMER win a fight 
and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BEXAR beat NILES and NILES lost 12 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  BARBARINO challenged SCOMSS SWAMP's Duelmaster for a shot 
at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, SCOMSS SWAMP may be getting 
bland, as SWAMP BURP HAMMER stays top dog in the city.  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.  
X-MEN II, 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 STRETSAMLEUD.  Ha ha ha ha!  COBRA 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but BULLPEN 
ACE has challenged up by 27 in an attempt against TEMPUS.  Not that I'm surprised or 
anything, but BULLPEN ACE was beat by TEMPUS, leaving the latter lower for 
recognition points.  I notice BONSUR challenging down 21 points to fight RAVEN, 
STRETSAMLEUD doubtless has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And golly 
gee, BONSUR subdued RAVEN.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  I guess I can 
give a little credit to POLARIS of X-MEN II for challenging up by 18 to ROIS ANIN.  
POLARIS lost to get 32 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy NESSMAN a drink tonight!  Anyone 
who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  And sending 
EBOLA - (R) to the Dark Arena was supposed to be one of your better ideas, DOK SIK 
KILLAS?  It's about time PYTHON got beat for picking on warriors like STORM.  Bravo, 
X-MEN II.  See you at The Welcome Wench.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the SCOMSS SWAMP arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPUS 4635                  21  24  1   121       WARHAMMERS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SISTER MERCY 5526            14  11  1   118       OLD HABITS (566)
-MEDEE 5642                   21   7  0   115       THE OPERA (613)
-SPECTRE 5654                  9   3  1   114       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 JACK & JILL 5310             25  20  0   113       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-MAGIC WAND 5771              17  10  0   110       LAND OF OZ (217)
 HANTA 5443                   14  13  0   104       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
-PRINCE IGOR 5640             18   5  0    98       THE OPERA (613)
-PIZZA PIE PARTY 5659         16  10  2    98       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-CUP OF TOE 5433              13   9  1    98       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 RHIANNON 6031                14  13  0    97       GAELIC STORM (647)
-TNT 5499                     13  11  1    96       PALINDROMES (599)
 BARBARINO 5957                9   5  0    96       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SUCULANT 3589                23  24  1    95       WARHAMMERS (75)
 ROISIN DUBH 6038             17  13  1    94       GAELIC STORM (647)
-SISTER MARY SUEELLEN 5671    13  11  2    94       OLD HABITS (566)
-BOQ 5873                     17   5  0    93       LAND OF OZ (217)
-MADAME BUTTERFLY 5792        12  10  0    91       THE OPERA (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEXAR 5906                   13  12  0    89       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN 5658    17   9  0    85       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-FIDELIO 5859                 12   7  0    83       THE OPERA (613)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYANIDE 5444                 12  13  2    82       DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
 BULLPEN ACE 5907             13  11  1    80       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 THE RON 5914                 11   9  0    76       WARHAMMERS (75)
 NIKKO 6385                    5   2  0    74       LAND OF OZ (217)
 SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985       12   5  1    73       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 JETHRO 5949                   8   5  1    73       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 LURKING FEAR 1755            11   8  0    68       ABYSMAL RITES (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESSMAN 6352                  6   4  2    66       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 NILES 5860                   10   8  0    65       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 IN THE GRIP OF ERYX 6260      8   4  0    63       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 ITHYIC THING 6292             6   7  0    63       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306        8   4  0    62       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-MY PILLOW 5660               15   7  0    60       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312          7   3  0    60       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-MICE CREAM 6265               6   2  0    60       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-QUEEN OF TARTS 5980           6   4  0    60       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-RACECAR 5498                 11  13  1    59       PALINDROMES (599)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 5842                   11  16  0    55       THE SERPENTS (629)
 STORM 6234                    7   8  0    55       X-MEN II (660)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             10   5  0    52       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 PUDDY 6295                   11   1  0    51       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 ADDER 5920                   14   8  0    50       THE SERPENTS (629)
 ROIS ANIN 6068                8   6  1    50       WARHAMMERS (75)
-BOGBANE 5500                  8  11  1    48       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354              7   4  1    47       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-PARTY TRAP 5496              11  12  1    46       PALINDROMES (599)
 PYTHON 5903                  10  14  2    46       THE SERPENTS (629)
 ASP 5843                      9  18  1    46       THE SERPENTS (629)
 MOMBA 5945                   11  10  1    44       THE SERPENTS (629)
 WINKIE 6401                   4   1  2    43       LAND OF OZ (217)
-SISTER MARYJANE 6416          6   0  0    41       OLD HABITS (566)
-SCUM FIGHTS 6325              9   2  0    40       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-DEATH KISS 5751               8   3  1    40       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 RODEKI 5208                   6   3  0    40       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
-DETARTRATED 5497              7  17  0    38       PALINDROMES (599)
 KODIAK 6487                   3   0  2    38       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 THE LION KING 6360            5   3  0    37       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMP FOXX HAMMER 6297        3   8  0    33       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 POLARIS 6230                  5   5  1    32       X-MEN II (660)
-RIGORMORTIS 5736              5   4  0    31       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433        4   2  1    31       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-DAVID 6199                    6   6  0    30       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 BONSUR 5210                   5   4  0    30       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 SWAMP MUDD HAMMER 6299        3   8  2    29       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 BEAST 6357                    3   0  1    29       X-MEN II (660)
-CREAMED CAMEL TOES 5183       1   0  0    29       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
 DARKHOLM 5298                 5   2  0    28       STRETSAMLEUD (575)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TROCAR 5355                   3   1  0    21       STRETSAMLEUD (575)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424            2   3  0    20       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 SPARROW 6411                  4   1  0    19       RAPTOR (674)
-LUMINOUS LOX 6495             1   0  0    19       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 CONDOR 6413                   2   3  0    15       RAPTOR (674)
 COLOSSUS 6356                 2   1  1    14       X-MEN II (660)
 KASBAH THARITIA 6452          2   1  0    14       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-MARINATED MUSSEL 5186         1   0  0    14       EXOTIC TASTES (572)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIGEON 6496                   1   1  0    14       RAPTOR (674)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486            3   0  0    13       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 HAWK 6412                     2   3  0    13       RAPTOR (674)
-SPARTACUS 6434                1   2  1    12       TIMELY HEROES (656)
 AGARIC 6509                   1   0  0    11       WARHAMMERS (75)
-SWEET&SOUR SNAKE 5185         1   0  0    11       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 0   1  0    11       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 RAVEN 6482                    1   2  0     9       RAPTOR (674)
-SISTER BERNICE 6485           1   1  0     6       OLD HABITS (566)
-ASTRID THARITIA 6448          1   0  0     6       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-STEAMED CLAM 5182             0   1  0     5       EXOTIC TASTES (572)
 MARREN THARITIA 6451          1   1  0     4       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-ENDER 6472                    1   1  0     4       GLADIUS (680)
-JUSTINIAN 6404                1   1  0     4       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-JANE 6471                     1   1  0     4       GLADIUS (680)
 HERACLIUS 6405                0   3  0     3       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-PHOKUS 6406                   0   2  0     2       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
-URSULA 6473                   0   2  0     2       GLADIUS (680)
-MAKRIYANNIS 6403              0   2  0     2       HELLENIC HEROES (673)
 EDWARD 6450                   0   2  0     2       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
 THIEDO 6492                   0   1  0     1       CASTLE IN THE SKY (677)
-ZOD 6470                      0   1  0     1       GLADIUS (680)
-BINK 6469                     0   1  0     1       GLADIUS (680)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LUPUS HORRIFIQUE 6461   0  3 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    SWAMP MUDD HAMME 6299 258   
SANITY LOSS 6503        0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    COLOSSUS 6356         259   
TENT STAKE 6504         0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    DWAYNE THE DOG        259  NONE
AITHRA THARITIA 6449    0  1 0 CASTLE IN THE SK 677 BEAST 6357            257   
OMNIPOTENT OZ           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           NESSMAN 6352          259  NONE
EBOLA - (R) 6391        3  2 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 595   OMNIPOTENT OZ         259  NONE
H.I.V. 6389             1  4 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 595   OMNIPOTENT OZ         259  NONE
YELLOW FEVER 6390       2  3 0 DOK SIK KILLAS 595   SUPER SLUGBAIT        259  NONE
ZOIKAKIS 6407           1  1 0 HELLENIC HEROES 673  KODIAK 6487           257   
RAZOR 5689             11  7 2 LOST SOULS 618       SISTER MARY SUEE 5671 256   
KESTREL 6409            0  1 0 RAPTOR 674           REDEMTION 6431        255  NOT REVENGED
TALCAMA 5313            2  4 0 STRETSAMLEUD 575     TEN LORDS ALEAPI 6433 259   
SWAMP BEAR 6382         5  5 2 THE BEAR'S PAW 150   MAG MANNEQUIN         259  NONE
RINALDO 6408            1  5 0 THE OPERA 613        KODIAK 6487           258   
IRWIN ROMMEL 6200       3  7 0 TIMELY HEROES 656    SMOKEY BEAR 6354      255  NOT REVENGED
JOAN OF ARC 6198        4  7 0 TIMELY HEROES 656    SWAMP BEAR 6382       256   
CEREBRO 6229            3  5 0 X-MEN II 660         PYTHON 5903           258  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Swamp Burp Hammer--Duelmaster and Lord Protector!  Hubba hubba. --
Oz The All Covetous

Ithyic Thing -- Never mess with a winged monkey; you will laugh to your demise. --
Nikko

It seems only appropriate that Little Raven, DA Monster, would have its first little
kill at the expense of Pickled Pig's feet.  It does. -- Oz The All Interested
P.S.  It would have added to the pleasure if Dwayne The Dog, appropriately former
Spymaster, had also fought; but instead it went in search of a fire plug.

Barbarino -- You lost to Medee?  Ah, well, it wasn't a turf match, was it?  Medee's
manager seems to win THOSE matches fairly regularly. -- Oz The All Chastising

Slugbait, Crip, Mannequin, Soultaker, Snuln -- I hope we had a great time and great
results at The Face. -- Oz The all Hopeful

Swamp (Burp) Hammer -- Feliciburpins to you.  Burp ye well at the Isle. -- Jack &
Jill

Lurking Fear -- My greatest fear is a line-drive up the middle, but not anything
lurking in the dugout. -- Bullpen Ace

Niles -- May we suggest that you start carrying more than one weapon. -- Jack & Jill

Swamp Bear -- Named in honour of Scomms Swamp no doubt!  We are honoured! -- The Lion
King

Darkholm -- I guess the season of giving is past. -- Ten Lords Aleapin

Sister Bernice -- What?  A sister that doesn't beat up on the Flush?  Are you feeling
a little under the weather? -- African Queen

All -- It's been a while, but I've started itching again.  Found some old friends
hiding in the attic and picked up another three straifs and ways hanging around
looking for a stable after the FtF.  Look forward to re-acquainting myself with old
friends and foes. -- Spawn, mngr. Spoonertiks

Swamp Psychos -- Welcome One and All to Our Favorite Swamp! -- Hammer/Minister of
War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost Souls/Swamp Psycho

Oz the All Exterminating -- A Moment of Silence for Miss Gulch and Her Torch Lit
Demise! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost Souls/Swamp
Psycho

Oz the All Humorless -- A lot of less humor with Miss Gulch dispatched to the Dark
Arena!  Printed newsletters and fights do inspire creative writing!  The Guy! --
Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of Lost Souls/Swamp Psycho

Rhiannon -- Thanks for the [BURP] Boost to the [BURP] Throne! -- Swamp Burp Hammer

Sister Mary Jane -- Your Challenge got the Win and I got the Skills! -- Swamp Foxx
Hammer

Adder -- Thanks for the Assorted Chocolates on My Losing Challenge! -- Swamp Bogg
Hammer

Polaris -- You Sure Are a Greedy Challenger!  Stingy Loser Too! -- Swamp Call Hammer

Lupus Horrifique the Deceased -- Your Challenge Cost You Your Life!  You Stingy Thing
You! -- Swamp Call Hammer

Swamp Psychos -- Happy New Year!  Keep the Swamp Alive and Jumping with Your Personal
Ads and Occasional Spots! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet Knight/Order of
Lost Souls/Swamp Psycho

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NESSMAN butchered OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SWAMP BEAR was dispatched by MAG MANNEQUIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
H.I.V. was barely slain by OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
EBOLA - (R) was slaughtered by OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
YELLOW FEVER was assassinated by SUPER SLUGBAIT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
TENT STAKE was butchered by DWAYNE THE DOG in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena brawl.
STORM overpowered PYTHON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
MARREN THARITIA was overpowered by BEAST in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud melee.
BARBARINO was unbelievably bested by SWAMP BURP HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BULLPEN ACE was vanquished by TEMPUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
JETHRO was savagely defeated by ROISIN DUBH in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
BEXAR demolished NILES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
IN THE GRIP OF ERYX slimly lost to THE RON in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
THE LION KING was viciously subdued by COBRA in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
PUDDY luckily beat ASP in a popular 6 minute Challenge duel.
POLARIS was bested by ROIS ANIN in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
KODIAK overpowered SWAMP MUDD HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BONSUR devastated RAVEN in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CONDOR was narrowly defeated by DARKHOLM in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN executed TALCAMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
HANTA overcame NIKKO in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
JACK & JILL luckily beat RHIANNON in a exciting 7 minute gory expert's fight.
SUCULANT viciously subdued CYANIDE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute gory expert's duel.
SWAMP CALL HAMMER demolished ADDER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
LURKING FEAR vanquished SWAMP FOXX HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MOMBA was vanquished by ITHYIC THING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RODEKI was demolished by SWAMP BOGG HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SMOKEY BEAR vanquished TROCAR in a 2 minute one-sided fray.
AFRICAN QUEEN was handily defeated by WINKIE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HAWK was beaten by BAD NEWS BEAR in a 4 minute fight.
SPARROW savagely defeated EDWARD in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
HERACLIUS was overpowered by KASBAH THARITIA in a 1 minute gory one-sided match.
COLOSSUS assassinated SANITY LOSS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PIGEON overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
THIEDO was devastated by AGARIC in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         TOTAL PARRY      124 -  67 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  63 -  5      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-STRIKE      29 -  28 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   86 -  89 - 12      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         BASHING ATTACK    64 -  72 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  34 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    90 - 121 -  8      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       29 -  43 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        28 -  46 -  1      38  |

Turn 259 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  8         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    4 - 10         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JACK & JILL 5310           25  20  0  113 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
WALL OF STEEL    HANTA 5443                 14  13  0  104 DOK SIK KILLAS (595)
PARRY-LUNGE      RHIANNON 6031              14  13  0   97 GAELIC STORM (647)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARBARINO 5957              9   5  0   96 SECOND BANANAS (573)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEXAR 5906                 13  12  0   89 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE RON 5914               11   9  0   76 WARHAMMERS (75)
AIMED BLOW       SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985     12   5  1   73 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
BASHING ATTACK   LURKING FEAR 1755          11   8  0   68 ABYSMAL RITES (215)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROIS ANIN 6068              8   6  1   50 WARHAMMERS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PYTHON 5903.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CYANIDE 5444.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASP 5843, RHIANNON 6031, 
BARBARINO 5957, COBRA 5842, THE RON 5914, POLARIS 6230, HANTA 5443, NIKKO 6385, 
SUCULANT 3589, and SWAMP CALL HAMMER 5985.

The least popular fighter this week was BAD NEWS BEAR 6486.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SANITY LOSS 6503, HERACLIUS 6405, EDWARD 6450, AFRICAN QUEEN 
6424, RODEKI 5208, MOMBA 5945, SWAMP FOXX HAMMER 6297, ADDER 5920, JACK & JILL 5310, 
and TALCAMA 5313.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TEMPUS (47-4635) WARHAMMERS (75)

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

SWAMP BURP HAMMER (47-5439) ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes