DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2009    Duedate: 09/28/2009

SCOMSS SWAMP ARENA

DM-47    TURN-280

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MEDEE
THE OPERA (613)
(47-5642) [29-10-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MEDEE                          SHOTAN
THE OPERA (613)                SICARI (678)
(47-5642) [29-10-0,133]        (47-6456) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWAMP BOGG HAMMER              SPARROW
ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)        RAPTOR (674)
(47-6306) [13-20-0,63]         (47-6411) [13-11-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE OPERA (613)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (708)             32
2. WARHAMMERS (75)             29      LAND OF OZ (217)
3. DARQUE FORCES (396)         27      Unchartered Team
4. ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)     25
5. ABYSMAL RITES (215)         16      SICARI (678)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*IDIOT COMMITEE (703)       8   2  2 80.0   1/ 1 THE OPERA (613)          12  3 0
 2- 2 OLD HABITS (566)         129  70  9 64.8   2/10 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      9  3 1
 3- 3 KAOS (695)                32  18  0 64.0   3/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (396)       8  4 0
 4/ 4 LAND OF OZ (217)         576 366 18 61.1   4/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)          8  6 1
 5/ 5 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)   335 221 25 60.3   5- 5 KAOS (695)                7  0 0
 6/ 8 THE OPERA (613)          114  77  3 59.7   6/ 7 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  6 0
 7- 7 SPOONERTIKS (523)        151 104  8 59.2   7/ 8 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    7  8 0
 8/ 6 SECOND BANANAS (573)     186 129 18 59.0   8/ 9 RAPTOR (674)              7  8 0
 9/ 9 DEVIATION (708)           66  48  1 57.9   9/ 4 SECOND BANANAS (573)      6  9 0
10-10 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   93  69  6 57.4  10-13 THE FALLEN (696)          5  0 1
11/11 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         723 572 38 55.8  11- 3 INDIFFERENCE (611)        5  3 1
12-12 THE FALLEN (696)          30  24  3 55.6  12-17*IDIOT COMMITEE (703)      4  1 1
13-13 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     62  52  3 54.4  13/20 WARHAMMERS (75)           4  5 1
14/14 DARQUE FORCES (396)      167 146 14 53.4  14/24 DEVIATION (708)           4  6 0
15/15 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     445 406 42 52.3  15-11 SPOONERTIKS (523)         4  6 0
16-19 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     78  77  5 50.3  16/23 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   4 11 0
17/20 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  134 134  8 50.0  17-12 OLD HABITS (566)          3  1 0
18-22 FORCE OF WILL (670)       42  43  4 49.4  18/15 MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)    3  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-23 INDIFFERENCE (611)       118 121  9 49.4  19-16 OF WOLF AND MAN (603)     3  4 0
20-24 CHEERS (659)              41  47  2 46.6  20/14 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       3  5 0
21-26 AN EPHRAIM (32)          178 212 17 45.6  21-22 AN EPHRAIM (32)           2  7 0
22/25 RAPTOR (674)              55  66  2 45.5  22-21 FORCE OF WILL (670)       1  4 0
23/28 WARHAMMERS (75)          296 377 15 44.0  23-26 STRANGE BREW (661)        1  4 0
24/29 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       67  89  3 42.9  24-32 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   1  5 0
25-30 STRANGE BREW (661)        55  74  6 42.6  25-31 CHEERS (659)              1  6 0
26/32 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   120 186  2 39.2  26/ 0*SICARI (678)              0  3 0
27/ 0*SICARI (678)               0   3  0  0.0  27-34*THE SKULLS (705)          0  3 0
28-34*THE SKULLS (705)           0   3  0  0.0  28-33 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                       TURF WAR RESULTS AFTER ROUND 10 (FINALE)
                                  SUMMARY COMMENTS

1.   CONGRATULATIONS TO YOURBAGD!!!
2.   YOURBAGD wins the Turf War 10 with a big come-from-behind finish, including a
massive Face-To-Face (1TC, 2 TV s) and a big final point round. It appears that in
the final round, head-to-head matches between the top two teams went YOURBAGD 7 and
SCOMSSS SHIRE 0. (7-0!)
2.   There were two 5-0 turns the final round. Azaziel's (THE FALLEN) went 5-0-1, and
Managerr's (THE OPERA) went 5-0-0. Congrats to both.
3.   Final results (1) YOURBAGD, (2) SCOMSSS SHIRE, (3) SLAUGHTERHOUSE SYNDICATE, (4) 
DREADNAUGHTS, (5) B.O.B.
4.   Prize winners will be posted in a separate summary.
5.   0verall accumulative and individual round leaders/records were:
     Most Team Points 155 (Grimm)
     Most Team Wins 37 (Oz)
Best Team W/L Record 29-10-3-1 .743 (Jekyll)
     Most Team Fight Points 67 (Oz)
     Most Team Spy Mention Points 46 (Grimm)
     Most Team Style master Points 22 (Managerr)
     Most Team TV/TC Points 75 (Grimm)
     Best Team Point Round (w/o TV/TC pts) 24 (Tripwire)
     Best Team Fight Point Round 19 (Oz)
Most Team Kills 3 (Jekyll)
     Most Team Deaths 11 (Tripwire)
     Best Alliance W/L 190-118-.617 SCOMSSS SHIRE
     Most Alliance Fight Points 176 SCOMSSS SHIRE
     Most Alliance Spy mention Points 138 YOURBAGD
     Most Alliance Style Master Points 76 SCOMSSS SHIRE
     Most Alliance TV/TC Points 150 YOURBAGD
6.   THANKS to all for participating.

FINAL "ALLIANCE" SCORING STATUS
                   TOTAL 1st Half   (6)  (7)  (8) (9)(10)            TOTAL
YOURBAGD                     164    13   70   19  31 150          447
SCOMSSS Shire                227    33   68   37   6  31          402
Slaughterhouse Syndicate      13     3    1    1  -5  -1           12
Dreadnaughts                 -19    -2   27   -4  12  -5            9
BOB                           -2     2   10   -3   0   0            7

FINAL INDIVIDUAL TEAM RESULTS
Name                 (Fights/Styles/Mentions/TVs/Total)    Grand Total
YOURBAGD (23, 19, 54, 28, 40, 13, 70, 19, 31, 150 = 447)
    Kaos                   10,0,6,25=  41          34, 0,46, 75 = 155
    The Opera               5,4,2,50=  61          29,22,12, 50 = 113
    Of Wolf & Man           5,0,0, 0=   5          31,16,28,  0 =  79
    Indifference            1,0,2, 0=   3          28,16,14,  0 =  58
    Darque Forces           4,0,0,25=  29          -3, 0,12, 25 =  34
    The Bear Paw            7,0,2, 0=   9         - 8, 6,12,  0 =  10
    Cheers                  0,0,2, 0=   2         -18, 2,14,  0 =  -2

SCOMSSS Shire (24, 50, 69, 44, 40, 33, 68, 37 ,6, 31= 402)
    Land Of Oz              1,2,0, 0 =  3          67,18, 8, 50 = 143
    Old Habits              4,6,0,25=  35          39,18,12, 50 = 119
    Second Bananas         -1,0,0, 0 = -1          37,20, 6,  0 =  63
    Royal Flush             0,2,0, 0=   2          33,10, 8,  0 =  51
    Spoonertiks            -6,2,0, 0=  -4           8,10, 4,  0 =  22
    Mystic Orc Feast       -3,0,0, 0=  -3           7, 0, 8,  0 =  15
    Things I Drool In      -1,0,0, 0=  -1         -15, 0, 4,  0 = -11

Slaughterhouse Syndicate (8, -5, 9, 4, -3, 3, 1, 1, -5, -1 = 12)
    Abysmal Rites            0,0,2,0 =   2            3,20,10, 0 = 33
    Shadow Magic             0,0,0,0 =   0            1, 0, 2, 0 =  3
    Life's Lessons           0,0,0,0 =   0          - 5, 0, 4, 0 = -1
    Strange Brew            -0,0,0,0 =   0           -4, 0, 0, 0 = -4
    Swamp Hammerz           -5,0,2,0 =  -3           -9, 0, 2, 0 = -7
    JGW Perishable           0,0,0,0 =   0          -14, 0, 2, 0 =-12

Dreadnaughts (-1, 4, -5, -13, -4, -2, 27, -4, 12, -5 = 9)
    The Fallen               8,0,4, 0 = 12          - 5, 0,12,25 = 32
    Raptor                  -9,4,0, 0  =-5          -13,20, 0, 0 =  7
    Gothic Ministry         -3,0,0, 0  =-3           -2, 0, 8, 0 =  6
    Dark Pinnacle            0,0,0, 0  = 0          -18, 4,12, 0 = -2
    Smoked Out!              0,0,0, 0  = 0           -6, 0, 0, 0 = -6
    Force of Will           -7,0,0, 0  =-7          -21, 0, 8, 0 =-13
    The Middle Way 3        -2,0,0, 0  =-2          -19, 0, 4, 0 =-15

B. O. B. (16, -18 -3, 3, 0, 2, 10, -3, 0  =   7)
    Christian Rock 2         0,0,0,0 =   0           -1, 0, 0,25 = 24
    I Hate Them              0,0,0,0 =   0            5,10, 6, 0 = 21
    Chaotic Beasts           0,0,0,0 =   0            0, 4, 4, 0 =  8
    The Lurocian Devils      0,0,0,0 =   0           -5, 0, 4, 0 = -1
    They Must Die            0,0,0,0 =   0          -22, 0, 0, 0 =-22
    Soldiers of Rome         0,0,0,0 =   0          -31, 2, 6, 0 =-23

FINAL W/L Records
(Fight each of ten turns and 45 minimum fights for an award. ***)
SCOMSSS Shire (15-15-0-0 .500   Total 190-118-5-3 .617)
    Land Of Oz***                  3-2-0-0       37-13-1-0        10/10
    Second Bananas***              2-3-0-0       33-17-1-0        10/10
    Old Habits                     3-1-0-0       28-11-1-0         8/10
    Royal Flush***                 3-2-0-0       28-17-0-0        10/10
    Spoonertiks***                 1-4-0-0       26-22-0-0        10/10
    Mystic Orc Feast               2-2-0-0       23-19-1-2        10/10
    Things I Drool In              1-1-0-0       15-19-1-2         8/10

YOURBAGD (22- 6-0-3 .786   Total 154-119-7-22 .564)
    Indifference                    3-1-0-0       29-10-3-1        9/10
    Kaos                            4-0-0-0       27-14-0-0       10/10
    The Opera***                    5-0-0-0       28-18-0-6       10/10
    Of Wolf & Man                   2-2-0-2       23-21-2-11      10/10
    The Bear Paw***                 4-0-0-0       21-25-1-1       10/10
    Darque Forces                   3-1-0-0       16-13-0-1        7/10
    Cheers                          1-2-0-1       10-18-1-2        7/10

Slaughterhouse Syndicate ( 2-4-0-1 .333   Total 90-101-0-8 .471)
    Swamp Hammerz***                2-3-0-0       24-23-0-1       10/10
    Abysmal Rites                   0-1-0-1       19-19-0-4        9/10
    Strange Brew                    0-0-0-0       19-25-0-3        9/10
    Life's Lessons                  0-0-0-0       14-16-0-0        7/10
    JGW Perishable                  0-0-0-0        8-14-0-0        5/10
    Shadow Magic                    0-0-0-0        6- 4-0-0        3/10

Dreadnaughts (8-14-1-0 .364   Total 109-144-5-10  .431)
    The Fallen                      5-0-1-0       23-21-2-4        9/10
    Raptor***                       0-5-0-0       23-27-1-2       10/10
    Force of Will***                1-4-0-0       20-25-2-2        9/10
    The Middle Way 3***             2-3-0-0       18-32-0-0       10/10
    Gothic Ministry                 0-2-0-0       14-13-0-0        8/10
    Dark Pinnacle                   0-0-0-0        6-16-0-2        7/10
    Smoked Out!                     0-0-0-0        5-10-0-0        3/10

B. O. B. ( 0-0-0-0 .000   Total 58-77-4-17 .430)
    Chaotic Beasts                  1-3-0-0       18-19-1-0        8/10
    Christian Rock 2                0-0-0-0       13- 7-0-1        4/10
    I Hate Them                     0-0-0-0       13-15-1-5        6/10
    They Must Die                   0-0-0-0        5-14-0-8        4/10
    Soldiers of Rome                0-0-0-0        5-15-1-3        4/10
    The Lurocian Devils             0-0-0-0        4- 7-1-0        3/10

FINAL CHAMPIONS LIST:
SCOMSSS: China Milkmaid, Jack Knife, Sister Mary Jane, Luminous Lox
YOURBAGD: Vynmorgath, Attery, SCOMSSS Nightmare
SLUGHTERHOUSE: Kelly Carpenter, Labatts, Swamp Song Hammer, Homie D. Clone, A Tale Of
     Pain
DREADNAUGHTS: (none)
B.O.B.; Slugbait

NOTE:  The facts and figures and comments are brought to you by Master Darque and Oz,
with commentary from somewhere inside The Darque Emerald City.

The following awards are granted for Turf War 6:

1.   Winner take all--33 rollup certificates will be provided or distributed from
Master Darque to the captain (Managerr) of the winning YOURAGD Team.
2.   YOURBAG may rename the North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; Captain Managerr (The
Opera) will provide the new name to Lee at RSI at his convenience.
3.   Each member of the winning team (7) may rename (within RSI reason) a Dark Arena
Monster. All seven names will be provided to Lee at RSI by captain Managerr.
4.   The seven winning alliance members will receive known favorites for a warrior of
his choice on his team in DM 47. Restrictions are:(warrior must be ranked Initiate or
above, must be alive, and must have at least one arena fight to receive this award).
Each manager must contact Lee at RSI for the award.
Managerr (The Opera #613)               Kat (Bear Paw #150)
Master Darque (Darque Forces#396)       Grimm (Kaos #695)
Tripwire (Of Wolf & Man #603)           Jekyll (Indifference #611)
Otis The Drunk (Cheers #659)
5.   +1 skill bonuses for one warrior are provided to each of the seven members of
the winning alliance AND to each team which fights in all ten rounds and 45 minimum
fights. Restriction: potion must be applied to a living warrior from the competing
team in DM 47.  Teams on the winning alliance which also met the 10 round conditions
will win two awards.  Each manager must contact Lee at RSI for the award.
Managerr (The Opera #613)        ***TWO AWARDS***
Kat (Bear Paw #150)              ***TWO AWARDS***
Master Darque (Darque Forces#396)       Grimm (Kaos #695)
Tripwire (Of Wolf & Man #603)           Jekyll (Indifference #611)
Otis The Drunk (Cheers #659)            Oz (Land Of Oz #217)
Crip (Royal Flush #48)                  Mannequin (Second Bananas #573)
Spawn (Spoonertiks #523)                Hammer (All Swamp Hammerz #594)
Jorja (The Middle Way 3 #506)
6.   NOTE: ALL AWARDS MUST BE CLAIMED FROM LEE within 4 turns of the End of TW6 or
DEC 4, 2009, or they are invalid.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Below is a list of the prizes offered as stated at the beginning of the contest and
as authorized by RSI (Lee).

Prizes:
The Turf War is a "winner take all" contest.  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance.  It is the
responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift Certificates.  Moderators will
submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance to RSI at the completion of the
contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters (one for each manager in the winning
            alliance);
        3.  Known Favorites for one warrior on each team of the winning alliance
            (warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have
            at least one arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus potion for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
            potion must be applied to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each manager who fights in all 10 rounds
            AND 45 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied to a living
            warrior from (DM 47)
These awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee) within 4
turns of the end of TW VI.

NOTE:  The facts and figures and comments are brought to you by Master Darque and Oz,
with commentary from somewhere inside The Darque Emerald City.

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                                        Part 1V

     Azaziel reclined in an elaborate throne consisting primarily of the bones of
once great mean and women.  Ah, death had a way of leveling the playing field like no
other factor did.  It would seem that his and Ebonariex's plans were progressing
nicely.  Michael was a fine fellow, but his insistence on taking a moral high ground,
and his damnable "Death Before Dishonor" attitude was going to get him killed one day
if he kept locking away the greater portion of his personal power.
     To that end, he and Ebonariex had determined to create an "emergency."  One they
could certainly contain if it came to that, but a serious threat to Michael in his
current condition.  There was only one thing that was bothering him.  That little
trance-like state that Ebonariex dropped into near the end of the last meeting...
that wasn't in the plan.  Perhaps it was just a convincing ad hoc, but from what he
knew of the dragon, he wasn't given to such fancies.
     BAMPH!  "Hey, boss, there's some weird critter, that just showed up in the Lower
West," the little imp snorted a laugh, "ate a couple of the bootlicker imps before I
could get here."
     Azaziel scowled.  "And just how did it manage to 'show up'?"
     The imp shrugged.  "Don't know.  One minute it was lah de dah, and the next,
CHOMP!  See what I mean?"
     Azaziel shoved himself to his feet in a single fluid motion.  "Lower West,
eh..." his eyes swirled with momentary dislocation.  "Ah, yes, but wait... the
outsider is no longer there."
     He tilted his head as if sniffing the air, then spun to face the no longer
diminutive imp.  "You DARE invade MY sanctuary?"
     The 'imp', now fully seven feet in height, let loose a rasping chuckle.  "You
may think yourself untouchable, Azaziel," the daemon shattered the skeletal throne
with an off-hand gesture, "but there are those who would be to differ--consider me
their HARBINGER!"
     The daemon thrust both hands forward in a vicious gesture, but Azaziel had
already snapped a defensive shield into place, and the twisted black-and-crimson
flames roiled harmlessly around his form.  He cast out mentally for his minions, but
there seemed to be a lot more chaos in his realm than usual.  It would appear that he
would have to handle this personally.
     The daemon continued to hammer at him with various forms of infernal energy, but
had yet to engage him physically.  It would seem that he'd been briefed on the folly
of that, at least.  Nevertheless, he was going to have to take the offensive soon--
defensive battles were not his strong point.
     "You've brought this upon yourself, Dark One!" the daemon blurred into a series
of incantations.  "Your meddling ends NOW!"
     Azaziel had only a moment's respite, to realize what the daemon was invoking,
but as the truth of the working became clear, even HIS blood ran cold.  This daemon
was bringing the Upper Divine to bear, even knowing such power would destroy it!
     Azaziel instinctively attempted to step into the shadows, but something blocked
his access!
     'Impossible!  This is MY realm!'  With a battlecry belying his slim stature, the
Fallen Angel lunged for the daemon.  Rune etched battle regalia coalesced about his
form, and the roar of long forgotten battlefields echoed throughout the chamber.
     The daemon threw its arms up in a defensive gesture, and hastily shouted the
final phrase of its spell.  As Azaziel's lightless blade traced its deadly arc, a
horrible ripping howl issued from the daemon's form.  Cerulean light erupted from
every pore of the creature, and as its head tumbled free, the daemon quite literally
erupted in a chain reaction of supernatural power.
     Azaziel was thrown violently backwards, and though certainly scorched from the
celestial nature of the explosion, he was far from mortally injured.  'That's odd...
there was enough power in that incantation to do me SERIOUS harm.'  He stood up and
surveyed the damage.  It was relatively minor considering the amount of force that
had been brought to bear in the last few minutes.  Something seemed slightly out of
sink, though.  Azaziel altered his vision to allow the magical undercurrents of the
area to become visible.  What he saw left him stunned.
     "The bastard webbed my realm!"  He spun full circle and everywhere it was the
same.  Intricately meshed into the very fabric of his realm were strands of pulsing
celestial energy.  The implication was obvious--he would be trapped here until he
could unravel the threads.  Hopefully, the infernal nature of its delivery would
allow for a weakness in the mesh somewhere, but it was still going to take time.
     "A daemon just engaged in self-sacrifice to keep me out of the picture... that
does not bode well."  He made a gesture, and a few moments later a bedraggled imp
came staggering into the chamber.
     "What in the name of all that's unholy was THAT, boss?" the imp swayed slightly
as it tried to keep its balance.
     Azaziel continued to study the ebb and flow of the working.  "A mistake on my
part, it would seem."
     The imp squinted and glanced around.  "Uh, we're having a bit of difficulty
moving around, boss," the imp shivered slightly.  "Last one to try it just kind of
went POP!"  He glanced back at Azaziel, "The mopheads are still cleaning up the mess
downstairs."
     "Tell the others to stay put for the time being," he reached down and lifted the
diminutive creature to his shoulder, "but I'm going to need your assistance soon, so
let's see if we can sort this little tangle out, eh?"
     The imp continued to study the pervasive enchantment.  "You know, it's times
like this when I think that darn scribbler might actually be useful."
     Azaziel glanced at the normally spiteful creature.  "Yes, his assistance would
be useful....  I thin, however, that he may be in a far more dire situation than we
find ourselves, little one."
     With a sigh, Azaziel went to work on the web.  'Just one little flaw, that's all
I need to find.'

                                     Elsewhere

     Eliphas turned away from his mirror with a superior smirk.  "It would seem I
overestimated this Azaziel," he couldn't contain a small laugh.  "In fact, had I
known it would prove this easy to contain him, I might have simply sought his
permanent disposal."
     Crystaltear was conscious, but her blood reserves were dangerously low.  As a
result, she had only been able to staunch the worst of her wounds, and was till quite
the worse for wear.  "When Michael finds out you're still alive...."
     Eliphas gestured to the surrounding cavern, which had taken on a far more
civilized air in the last twenty-four hours.  "This sanctuary is inviolate to his
petty magics."  He jabbed a finger toward the mirror, "THAT one was the only enigma,
and he's been neutralized."
     Crys winced and adjusted her position as best she could.  "I don't even know who
that is, but I do know this," her voice was little more than a hoarse whisper, but
carried clearly.  "If he is a friend of Michael's, he will find a way to help--it's
called loyalty, Eliphas."
     Eliphas blinked, then began to chuckle.  Ah, my dear Crystaltear.  Much has
changed since that fateful day that Michael nearly gave his life to set you free," he
leaned forward and tilted her chin up.  "What has been but minutes for you, has been
an eternity for others."
     Crys jerked her head away, but there was not much else she could do in her
current condition.  Eliphas had taken immense precautions.  She was bound at neck,
wrists, waist, and ankles in pure cold iron.  Thick chains linked the six rings
together and provided her with very limited mobility.  Locked gauntlets had also been
affixed to the wrist manacles, effectively encasing her hands in iron and preventing
her from moving her fingers.  For most vampires, such precautions would be child's
play.  Michael could probably break these chains link by link.  For Crys, however,
they posed a very serious problem.  Even if her powers had been flush, these bindings
would leave her powerless.
     Fey blood.  Her human bloodline had been fey-touched, and as a mage, she had
sought to augment that connection.  After the transformation of her clan, she had
found herself driven by blood hunger to seek out others so touched... and the fey
themselves, when they could be found.  The unique blood had gifted her with many
unusual powers, but carried a price--cold-iron HURT.  Wounds from such weapons were
considerably difficult to heal, and physical contact with the metal disrupted her
ability to tap her power.  This much pure cold iron left her as helpless as a
child....
     Eliphas hooked a steaming carafe of mulled wine from above the bronze brazier
that heated the small chamber.  His original intention had been to forego such
niceties, but his plans were progressing far more swiftly than he had hoped.  His old
scars ached, and he was tired of living the life of a pauper when his station
deserved the luxuries of a king.  So, a few warm rugs, a comfortably padded mat, and
some relatively minor--though elegantly useful-accoutrements wouldn't hurt.  As he
poured himself a mug of clove-scented wine, he considered his captive.  She was
certainly beautiful, in a raw, somewhat waifish way, but what disturbed him most was
her lack of typical vampire tell-tales.  He'd studied her history intensely, and was
therefore aware of her potentially unique, fey bloodline.  Seeing her face-to-face
was still a shock.  He was prepared for the typical vampiric responses, and was
instead met with sullen glares.  The unreasoning fear of fire was simply absent, and
though the cold didn't seem to be causing her harm, she still shivered occasionally.
Even HIS black heart yearned to help her... and THERE was the truth behind her power.
She embodied the  'maiden in distress'.  On a completely subconscious emotional
level, she radiated helplessness.  Eliphas knew better, of course.  He'd watched her
ruthlessly ignite a rival vampire's blood, and had once witnessed her viciously
dismember a Hunter.  Bound and disheveled as she was, though... it was an impressive
bit of sympathetic empathy.
     On a whim, Eliphas conjured a second mug.  "Would you like a nip to warm your
blood, Crystaltear?" he couldn't hide a superior smirk, "or should I call you
Mistress Elorien?"
     Crys jerked as though struck.  "Where did you learn that name?" she hissed
through clenched teeth.
     Eliphas raised a quizzical eyebrow.  "Well, now, I AM a mage, my dear."  He
gestured toward her with the mug, "Besides, you haven't answered my question yet."
     An array of emotions rippled across Crys's face before settling into pathetic
defeat.  "Yes, please,' she whispered.
     Eliphas warily handed her the mug, watching for any signs of trickery.  To his
surprise, she simply grasped the warmth to her chest, before sipping gingerly of the
steaming liquid.  'So, she can consume at least small portions without illness...'
Eliphas's research had implied that most vampires became violently ill upon consuming
'real' food and drink.  Some could manage small amounts of liquid relatively well,
but rare indeed was the vampire who could handle any amount of solid food.  Elorien
was an anomaly, though, and while he'd learned a great deal concerning her history
and bloodline, there were still many unknown factors where she was concerned.  Like
her innate empathetic projection, which was even now working on him.  It was
certainly a shame that he would not have the time to fully delve the depths of her
powers.  Michael was his goal--him and that mutated lizard--and for that purpose he
was going to have to sacrifice this wonderful specimen.  'Ah, well.  One more thing
to blame Michael for.'

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of SCOMSS SWAMP.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  INDIFFERENCE 
after a sorry 0-0-0 might want to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing 
the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but WARHAMMERS will tell you 296-377-15 is nothing to laugh at...  Practice 
pays for TWISTER SISTER, who pummelled SWAMP SONG HAMMER, to pocket 20 points.  A 
certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 17 
points to SWAMP TURF HAMMER.  (Discrete enough, STRAFE?) A certain someone saw MOTHER 
THERESA at The Warty Toad with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his 
throne.  What a pathetic slob!  In SCOMSS SWAMP, nothing is permanent (except Death), 
and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, MEDEE.  Word has it one team in SCOMSS SWAMP 
is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.  
     And how sociable are SCOMSS SWAMP's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in DEAD GAWDS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, LAND OF OZ scurried 
away from DEAD GAWDS.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
VELMA XAVIL is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MIDDLE WAY 3 proud! 
MADAME BUTTERFLY found herself challenged by a warrior 19 below:  THE LION KING.  THE 
LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH kept his wits as he bested MADAME BUTTERFLY.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Those who owe CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ money and had written her off, take note:  
she'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND she'S MAD!!!  Like a tattered, worn-out, 
faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, PUDDY of SECOND BANANAS has been 
summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Hey SECOND BANANAS!  Is there some deep dark, 
unmentionable secret as to why PUDDY has been sent to the Dark Arena?   22-10-0 isn't 
so shabby!  Q:  What's a record like 8-6-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark 
Arena!  This week's winner:  BULL SHANNON of SECOND BANANAS!  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
SCOMSS SWAMP would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in SCOMSS SWAMP is the highlight of my life.  Keep 
those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of 
writing Spyreports for SCOMSS SWAMP?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEDEE 5642                   29  10  0   133       THE OPERA (613)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE LION KING 6360           18   7  0   122       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-WINKIE 6401                  16   8  2   120       LAND OF OZ (217)
-VYNMORGATH 6646               7   1  0   116       KAOS (695)
 KODIAK 6487                  14  10  4   115       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOTHER THERESA 5136           7   1  0   113       OLD HABITS (566)
-ITHYIC THING 6292            12  12  0   108       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312         12   6  0   106       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 RERUN 6651                   10   2  0   104       SECOND BANANAS (573)
 SPARROW 6411                 13  11  0    97       RAPTOR (674)
-QUEEN OF TARTS 5980          10   9  0    97       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-SPECTRE 5654                 13   9  1    95       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIGH TEST 6239               18   9  0    88       STRANGE BREW (661)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433       14  10  1    87       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-SEB WITE 6668                 9   3  0    87       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-MICE CREAM 6265              12   4  1    86       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           15  22  0    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 PROWL 6460                    6   4  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424           11  11  0    81       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-SISTER MARYJANE 6416         14   0  0    77       OLD HABITS (566)
-OBESE CAT 6695                7   4  0    77       KAOS (695)
-MY SHADOW 6649                6   2  0    77       KAOS (695)
-KURGER BING 6669              9   3  0    75       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               14  21  1    74       WARHAMMERS (75)
-TARZAN 5542                  10  16  1    74       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-BARLEY 6377                   8   9  3    72       STRANGE BREW (661)
-FRASIER 6224                 12   7  0    71       CHEERS (659)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354             17  15  1    70       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486           15   9  0    69       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 JACK KNIFE 6694               8   3  0    67       ROYAL FLUSH (48)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIN QUIRE 5281               10  11  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-KORTALIA 6365                 9   8  3    66       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-FGC 6648                      7   4  0    66       KAOS (695)
 SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306       13  20  0    63       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-ATTERY 6705                   7   2  0    62       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                5   4  0    62       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 NIGHTSHADE 6536              11   7  1    60       RAPTOR (674)
-EARVLING KLASH 6547          10   6  1    59       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 SWAMP TURF HAMMER 6565        9   8  0    59       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 BOGBANE 5500                 12  16  1    57       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-A TALE OF PAIN 6531           8   2  0    57       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-NORM 6227                     6  12  1    57       CHEERS (659)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARLA 6225                    8  10  0    54       CHEERS (659)
-GADREEL 6659                  6   5  1    54       THE FALLEN (696)
-PENEMUE 6657                  8   3  0    53       THE FALLEN (696)
-PARIAH 6364                  11   6  0    51       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-STINGO RARR 6507              9  10  0    51       SPOONERTIKS (523)
-LABATTS 6548                  6   4  0    51       STRANGE BREW (661)
 AGARIC 6509                  11  11  0    49       WARHAMMERS (75)
-XXL 6178                      9   6  0    49       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 5   5  1    49       WARHAMMERS (75)
-SISTER MARY-KATE 6491         5   3  0    49       OLD HABITS (566)
-DEATH KISS 5751              11   7  1    47       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      3   5  0    45       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-LUMINOUS LOX 6495             7   6  0    44       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
 SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934      5   0  0    44       THE OPERA (613)
-SISTER BERNICE 6485           5   5  1    42       OLD HABITS (566)
-PFM 6645                      5   6  0    41       KAOS (695)
-MOLOCH 6888                   4   2  1    40       THE FALLEN (696)
 SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567       11   6  0    39       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-BARNEY BEAR 6512             10   9  0    39       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZOR 6573                    6   9  0    39       RAPTOR (674)
 FLOUR CHILD 6869              5   4  0    38       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-ORCO 6583                     4   5  0    38       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
 STRAFE 6693                   6   5  0    37       RAPTOR (674)
 LATKA 6940                    3   1  0    35       SECOND BANANAS (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566        8   9  0    33       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 DAFNE 6899                    6   2  0    33       THE OPERA (613)
 YOURBAGD FOREVER 6968         2   0  0    33       THE OPERA (613)
-ASBEEL 6660                   7   4  0    32       THE FALLEN (696)
-PINT 6851                     4   4  0    31       STRANGE BREW (661)
 TWISTER SISTER 6984           2   0  0    31       DEVIATION (708)
-PAUL 6861                     3   1  0    30       CHEERS (659)
 GOLDEN CAP 6890               5   3  0    29       LAND OF OZ (217)
-FOUR ARMS 6697                4   3  1    29       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-CHRONALISS 6672               4   8  0    28       FORCE OF WILL (670)
 KANA BALLISTIC 6976           4   3  0    27       DEVIATION (708)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 4   4  0    27       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-JOE-SIX 6937                  4   0  0    26       INDIFFERENCE (611)
-OTIS THE SKUNK 6924           2   0  1    26       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
-GAUNTLYN 6363                 4  13  0    25       FORCE OF WILL (670)
-PUCK 5919                     3   8  0    25       AN EPHRAIM (32)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CUPS 6614                     4   4  1    23       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 SONNY URK 6827                4   8  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-BLUSHING CROW 6846            2   6  0    23       SPOONERTIKS (523)
 SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860        6   3  0    21       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-SHUFFLE 6938                  1   1  1    20       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 KISS OF DEATH 6977            4   4  0    19       DEVIATION (708)
-TRIPWHINE 6923                2   0  1    19       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            4   6  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 SUN BEAR 6965                 2   0  1    18       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-MONDORHOID 6925               2   0  0    16       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 BASKET 6956                   2   1  0    16       LAND OF OZ (217)
-ICKYFOT 6927                  1   1  0    16       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 GIZMO 6941                    1   1  0    15       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              1  11  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 JUDGEMENT DAY 6973            1   2  0    14       DEVIATION (708)
 EVISCERATE 6935               3   2  0    13       RAPTOR (674)
-BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903          0   3  0    13       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-MOTHER MAYI 6966              0   1  0    13       OLD HABITS (566)
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 ACE OF BASE 6905              0   4  0    12       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-TREE ANEMONE 6985             1   0  0    10       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-LANFEAR 6986                  1   0  1     9       THE FALLEN (696)
-UNFORGIVEN 6958               1   0  0     7       OF WOLF AND MAN (603)
-EASY CHEESY 6902              1   3  0     6       MYSTIC ORC FEAST (416)
-DEFECTIV KELUMBO 6926         1   1  0     4       IDIOT COMMITEE (703)
 BLOOD ON THE SUN 6971         0   2  0     4       DEVIATION (708)
-TRENT 6946                    0   2  0     2       THE SKULLS (705)
-THISTLE MAN 6959              0   1  0     1       AN EPHRAIM (32)
-STOUT 6957                    0   1  0     1       STRANGE BREW (661)
 SHOTAN 6456                   0   1  0     1       SICARI (678)
-ALEXIS 6943                   0   1  0     1       THE SKULLS (705)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIRT NAP 6995           0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    SUPER SLUGBAIT        280  NONE
STRUGGLE 6996           0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    FABULOUS FATHER       280  NONE
CLIFF 6226              9  7 0 CHEERS 659           DROW 5674             276  NOT REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891   4  4 0 LAND OF OZ 217       AGOSERIS 6709         280   
BULL SHANNON 6582       8  7 0 SECOND BANANAS 573   SENSATIONAL SNUL      280  NONE
DAUBER 6914             2  4 0 SECOND BANANAS 573   NEUTERED KAT          280  NONE
PUDDY 6295             22 11 0 SECOND BANANAS 573   MAG MANNEQUIN         280  NONE
NOX NECO 6459           0  1 0 SICARI 678           SUN BEAR 6965         280   
RAVIN 6455              0  1 0 SICARI 678           MAG MANNEQUIN         280  NONE
BAAL 6907               2  2 0 THE FALLEN 696       SHUFFLE 6938          277  REVENGED
THE DROOLYMPICS 6910    1  1 0 THINGS I DROOL I 614 TRIPWHINE 6923        278   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to YOURBAGD for winning TW6.  Your rippin final Face and terrific final
round where you were 7-0 against us SCOMSSSers makes you a worthy champion. -- Oz The
All Covetous

     Oz the All-Educational -- I am going to delay your spotlight's appearance until
     next time when we don't have more than two columns of Final Turf War Statistics.
     We don't have enough boxes to mail out the newsletter as it would be with three
     lengthy spotlights.  It WILL be in next time, however. -- the Editor

Congrats, also, to Mother Theresa who wrestled the crown away from China Milkmaid.
Never trust a nun, they say.  (wink) -- Oz The All Praising

Jorja -- Us Ozers are glad you will be staying and competing.  We hope some of the
other "new teams" will also. -- Oz The All Hopeful

SCOMSSS Shire fellows -- It was a great run.  Thanks for partnering with us. -- Oz
The All Thankful

Aphasialing -- If you are really interested, SCOMSSS stood for (S's in any order)
Slugbait, Crip, Oz, Mannequin, Spawn, Soultaker, Snuln--the first letters of the
seven Managers. -- Oz The All Knowing

A salute to Lord Protectors graduating with our own China Milkmaid--Ivan Poisy
(Spoonertiks) and Madame Butterfly (The Opera). -- Oz The All Proud

Puck -- After that nice meeting, I think maybe I can sell you some wonderful elixirs
which will make you a winner.  Interested? -- Professor Marvel

Mother Theresa -- Surely you didn't think I could or would swing against someone as
holy as you?  If you had wanted the DM Crown, all you had to do was ask. -- China
Milkmaid

Rois Anin -- I wish I could have gotten my challenges through or matched against a
YOURBAGger.  Sorry. -- Winkie

Swamp Moss Hammer -- You sly, sly fox! -- Golden Cap

Judgement Day -- I liked the judgement. -- Basket

Oz -- Thanks..Some epic fights...I am very happy to Graduate Lurking Fear.  He was
frozen for like 18 years.  I was not sure if he could go the distance to graduation
in a contest arena.  1755 is a little long in the tooth to be mixing it up with the
likes o <cut off by hal>

Winkie -- I guess on any given Sunday... -- Lurking Fear

Marma -- It is looking like I will be rebuild/joining another team for the next TW.
Two of my teammates are MIA right now.  So we will have to see.  TW is a lot of fun
though. -- Reaper

Hammer -- Well, we fought through it...  Perhaps we will do better next time. --
Reaper

Hilroc Ibbins -- More like Reaper's Burden. -- Blight's Burden

Jorja -- I may lurk in the dark corners of you mind until we meet again elsewhere in
ADM. -- Lurking Fear

Basket -- She puts the lotion in the.... -- Judgement Day

Tree Anemone -- You might be a tree, but you hit like a truck! -- Blood in the Sun

Flour Child -- What happened to peace and love?  All I asked for was a peck on the
cheek! -- Kiss of Death

Mother Mayi -- I'm still trying to figure out how, after our first fights, you have
more recognition, after I beat you? -- Twister Sister

     It's the way she does her hair.

I claim my own turf...  There are others' pieces of turf like it, butthis turf is
mine.  If you want it, come and get it! -- Deviation 

Four Arms -- Ugh, and a weapon in every one. -- Velma Xavil

Mice Cream -- I knew I should've brought the peanuts and chocolate syrup. -- Nin
Quire

Bumblebee -- You're doing this just to make me feel bad, aren't you? -- Rondol Quiglo

Swamp Burn Hammer -- Burn, baby! -- Sonny Urk

Swamp Song Hammer -- Can you sing that in the key of D? -- Hilroc Ibbins

Liam -- Every time I sit down in front of the computer, someone sends me work to do.
I'm going to hand-write you a letter, and I hope you will be able to read it.  Nobody
makes me work when I sit at the kitchen table. -- Jorja
P.S.  This trying to do two jobs with one body's available time and energy isn't
working.

Congratulations to the new graduates Madame Butterfly, Ivan Poisy, and China
Milkmaid, and a salute also to the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Madame Butterfly, Ivan Poisy, and China Milkmaid -- It's too much!  I MUST get a
flunkie just to handle this.  I can barely keep you straight, much less decide what
to do in honor of your graduation. -- Arenamaster Okel

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor
Madame Butterfly, Ivan Poisy, and China Milkmaid -- It's too much!  I 
MUST get a flunkie just to handle this.  I can barely keep you 
straight, much less decide what to do in honor of your graduation. -- 
Arenamaster Okel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHINA MILKMAID butchered OMNIPOTENT OZ in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PUDDY was viciously butchered by MAG MANNEQUIN in a 6 minute Dark Arena battle.
BULL SHANNON was assassinated by SENSATIONAL SNULN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DAUBER was narrowly killed by NEUTERED KAT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
STRUGGLE was barely slain by FABULOUS FATHER M in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DIRT NAP was butchered by SUPER SLUGBAIT in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
RAVIN was slain by MAG MANNEQUIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
PROWL vanquished NIGHTSHADE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THE LION KING won victory over MADAME BUTTERFLY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN was overpowered by KODIAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
AFRICAN QUEEN was overpowered by RERUN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JACK KNIFE viciously subdued SWAMP BOGG HAMMER in a 5 minute Challenge conflict.
BOGBANE was viciously subdued by NIN QUIRE in a 2 minute master's Challenge bout.
PROFESSOR MARVEL was slaughtered by AGOSERIS in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
KISS OF DEATH was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN CAP in a 3 minute Challenge bout.
TWISTER SISTER devastated SWAMP SONG HAMMER in a 6 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BASKET luckily beat VELMA XAVIL in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge bout.
SPARROW was overcome by MEDEE in a popular 3 minute master's Title competition.
SMOKEY BEAR was savagely defeated by RONDOL QUIGLO in a 5 minute veteran's duel.
ROIS ANIN won victory over BUMBLEBEE in a popular 1 minute master's fray.
BAD NEWS BEAR demolished LATKA in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
AGARIC won victory over FLOUR CHILD in a popular 1 minute match.
SWAMP TURF HAMMER vanquished STRAFE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SWAMP MOSS HAMMER luckily beat KANA BALLISTIC in a exciting 5 minute gruesome melee.
RAZOR viciously subdued SWAMP BURN HAMMER in a 3 minute gruesome bout.
SONNY URK was overpowered by SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE in a 1 minute uneven competition.
HILROC IBBINS was overpowered by YOURBAGD FOREVER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAFNE overpowered ACE OF BASE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
EVISCERATE savagely defeated BLOOD ON THE SUN in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
SUN BEAR easily killed NOX NECO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GIZMO vanquished SHOTAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JUDGEMENT DAY demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         TOTAL PARRY      118 -  93 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  54 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         STRIKING ATTACK  135 - 111 -  7      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        56 -  47 -  3      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   57 -  66 -  6      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    64 -  85 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    75 - 112 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  30 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  17 -  0      11  |

Turn 280 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  7         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  6         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MEDEE 5642                 29  10  0  133 THE OPERA (613)
WALL OF STEEL    THE LION KING 6360         18   7  0  122 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
STRIKING ATTACK  KODIAK 6487                14  10  4  115 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
LUNGING ATTACK   RERUN 6651                 10   2  0  104 SECOND BANANAS (573)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SPARROW 6411               13  11  0   97 RAPTOR (674)
AIMED BLOW       BUMBLEBEE 6436              5   4  0   62 DARQUE FORCES (396)
BASHING ATTACK   NIGHTSHADE 6536            11   7  1   60 RAPTOR (674)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SPARROW 6411.  The ten other most popular fighters were KANA BALLISTIC 
6976, NIN QUIRE 5281, TWISTER SISTER 6984, KISS OF DEATH 6977, VELMA XAVIL 6828, 
SMOKEY BEAR 6354, RONDOL QUIGLO 4978, RAZOR 6573, THE LION KING 6360, and KODIAK 
6487.

The least popular fighter this week was SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306, SHOTAN 6456, NOX NECO 6459, ACE OF BASE 
6905, SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567, STRAFE 6693, PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891, JACK KNIFE 6694, 
NIGHTSHADE 6536, and JUDGEMENT DAY 6973.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KODIAK (47-6487) THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

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

IVAN POISY (47-5112) SPOONERTIKS (523)
MADAME BUTTERFLY (47-5792) THE OPERA (613)
CHINA MILKMAID (47-6502) LAND OF OZ (217)