DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2009    Duedate: 01/18/2010

TEMPLE OF ABARSIS ARENA

DM-47    TURN-284

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SPARROW
RAPTOR (674)
(47-6411) [16-12-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VYNMORGATH                     TEMPTRESS
KAOS (695)                     LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
(47-6646) [8-1-0,124]          (47-6671) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEN LORDS ALEAPIN              VYNMORGATH
ROYAL FLUSH (48)               KAOS (695)
(47-6433) [16-11-1,94]         (47-6646) [8-1-0,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROYAL FLUSH (48)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THINGS I DROOL IN (614)     59
2. KAOS (695)                  34      KAOS (695)
3. WARHAMMERS (75)             28      Unchartered Team
4. LAND OF OZ (217)            16
5. DARQUE FORCES (396)         15      LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 KAOS (695)                35  18  0 66.0   1/ 3 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          7  4 0
 2/ 1 LAND OF OZ (217)         583 370 19 61.2   2/ 5 DARQUE FORCES (396)       6  1 0
 3/ 3 THE OPERA (613)          119  80  3 59.8   3/ 2 RAPTOR (674)              6  5 0
 4/ 6 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         730 576 38 55.9   4/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    6  9 0
 5/ 5 DEVIATION (708)           72  57  1 55.8   5/ 9 LAND OF OZ (217)          5  4 1
 6- 8 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     65  53  3 55.1   6/10 WARHAMMERS (75)           5  4 0
 7/ 7 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   95  78  6 54.9   7/ 4 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       4  4 0
 8/ 0*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     12  10  2 54.5   8/ 1 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      4  5 0
 9/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (396)      174 149 14 53.9   9/14*DEPRAVED ONES (709)       4  6 2
10/10 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     453 412 44 52.4  10/ 6 DEVIATION (708)           4  6 0
11/ 0*ICE REAVERS (711)          2   2  1 50.0  11/ 0 KAOS (695)                3  0 0
12-12 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)  137 141  8 49.3  12/ 0*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     2  0 0
13/11 INDIFFERENCE (611)       122 126 10 49.2  13/ 0*ICE REAVERS (711)         2  2 1
14/14 RAPTOR (674)              63  74  2 46.0  14/ 8 THE OPERA (613)           2  2 0
15/16 WARHAMMERS (75)          302 383 15 44.1  15/12 INDIFFERENCE (611)        2  3 0
16/15 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       74  94  3 44.0  16/17 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   2  6 0
17/ 0 THE LIONS DEN (53)        22  32  4 40.7  17-11 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     1  1 0
18/17*DEPRAVED ONES (709)        4   6  2 40.0  18-13 ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)   0  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   127 199  2 39.0  19/ 0 THE LIONS DEN (53)        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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I'm honoured to take the throne of this honourably named arena.  Wish it
wouldn't have to be so.
     Can't stick around long this month.  Tis the season of chasing nine ladies
dancing and eight maids a milkin'.

Merry Xmas to all, and to all a good night's sleep.

Ten Lords Aleapin'
Royal Flush
Duelmaster of Temple of Abarsis

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in TEMPLE OF ABARSIS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, THE BEAR'S PAW had 
to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by ROYAL FLUSH!  Way to go 
ROYAL FLUSH!  I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings or anything, but THE BEAR'S PAW 
really goofed with their 0-3-0.  DEPRAVED ONES like really fought hard to move up to 
9th from 14th.  Way to go!  Cut this out and put it in your scrapbooks, LAND OF OZ!  
'Cause they got 3-0-1 and moved up to 5th!  MVP award for EMILEI LOIT MATCHES?  
THINGS I DROOL IN's proud of her after beating SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE and getting 28 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE got smashed by EMILEI 
LOIT MATCHES, and lost 18 points!  Like RAPTOR's SPARROW is sweating since she got 
challenged by Duelmaster TEN LORDS ALEAPIN!  Was that a tear I saw in SPARROW's eye, 
as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't TEN LORDS ALEAPIN fit to be tied!  Is 
the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  DEPRAVED ONES was the most avoided team.  Is a 4-6-2 
record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are LAND OF OZ?  DEPRAVED 
ONES, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation! 
Can THE MIDDLE WAY 3's NIN QUIRE be more popular than me?  She was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  BASKET really fought hard against SIXX 
POINTICUS.  That'll teach DEPRAVED ONES not to go and kill any of LAND OF OZ's guys 
again, huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  TEMPLE OF ABARSIS is like such a dump, and you guys smell too 
much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARROW 6411                 16  12  0   106       RAPTOR (674)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEDEE 5642                   30  10  0   137       THE OPERA (613)
 VYNMORGATH 6646               8   1  0   124       KAOS (695)
-THE LION KING 6360           18   7  0   122       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-WINKIE 6401                  16   8  2   120       LAND OF OZ (217)
-ITHYIC THING 6292            12  12  0   108       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312         12   6  0   106       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 AGARIC 6509                  15  11  0    98       WARHAMMERS (75)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424           13  12  0    98       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433       16  11  1    94       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                8   5  0    92       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 SMOKEY BEAR 6354             19  17  1    91       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBESE CAT 6695                8   4  0    90       KAOS (695)
 MY SHADOW 6649                7   2  0    90       KAOS (695)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               15  24  1    85       WARHAMMERS (75)
-PROWL 6460                    7   5  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-A TALE OF PAIN 6531          10   2  0    78       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           17  24  0    77       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BAD NEWS BEAR 6486           18  10  0    73       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 JACK KNIFE 6694               9   5  0    70       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 BOGBANE 5500                 14  17  1    67       DARQUE FORCES (396)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FGC 6648                      7   4  0    66       KAOS (695)
-SWAMP BOGG HAMMER 6306       13  22  0    65       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-SWAMP TURF HAMMER 6565       10   9  0    65       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-RAZOR 6573                    8  10  0    63       RAPTOR (674)
-NIGHTSHADE 6536              11  10  1    59       RAPTOR (674)
-DEATH KISS 5751              12   7  1    58       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 XXL 6178                     11   7  1    58       INDIFFERENCE (611)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      4   7  0    56       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-KANA BALLISTIC 6976           6   3  0    51       DEVIATION (708)
-ACE OF BASE 6905              2   4  0    51       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 GOLDEN CAP 6890               8   4  0    49       LAND OF OZ (217)
-STRAFE 6693                   8   6  0    47       RAPTOR (674)
 DAFNE 6899                    8   3  0    46       THE OPERA (613)
 NIN QUIRE 5281               10  15  0    45       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-SWAMP MOSS HAMMER 6567       11   8  0    41       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
-PFM 6645                      5   6  0    41       KAOS (695)
-BARNEY BEAR 6512             10  10  0    40       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            7   7  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-SWAMP BURN HAMMER 6566        9  10  0    38       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934      7   1  0    38       THE OPERA (613)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 5   4  0    34       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGOSERIS 6709                 6   8  1    33       WARHAMMERS (75)
 KISS OF DEATH 6977            6   6  0    33       DEVIATION (708)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN BEAR 6965                 4   2  2    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-GIZMO 6941                    2   1  0    29       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              3  13  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903          2   4  0    26       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-SWAMP SONG HAMMER 6860        7   4  0    25       ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (594)
 SONNY URK 6827                4  12  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 TEMPTRESS 6671                2   0  0    24       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVIL ONE 6586                 3   2  0    23       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-MANE 939                      1   0  0    23       THE LIONS DEN (53)
-WRAITH 6587                   3   2  2    22       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 ACCUSER 6589                  3   1  0    22       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 BASKET 6956                   4   3  0    20       LAND OF OZ (217)
 LIMPER 7003                   3   0  0    17       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-EVISCERATE 6935               4   4  0    16       RAPTOR (674)
 QUADLING 7001                 2   0  1    16       LAND OF OZ (217)
 JUDGEMENT DAY 6973            1   5  0    14       DEVIATION (708)
 MINX 722                      3   4  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
-TIGER 867                     1   2  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
 MALICE 6992                   1   1  0    13       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
-DECEIVER 6670                 1   3  0    10       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 ESTUARIES 7034                1   0  0    10       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 FRINGE 7012                   1   0  0     9       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SIXX POINTICUS 6990           1   1  1     8       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 CHRIS CLEAVER 7026            1   0  1     7       ICE REAVERS (711)
 EQUUS 6988                    1   1  1     7       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 ANDREA ACHIEVER 7023          1   0  0     5       ICE REAVERS (711)
 MANAGER'S SODA 7000           0   1  0     5       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 THADITHIC LITHPER 7021        1   1  0     4       DEVIATION (708)
 VALERIA 6989                  1   1  0     4       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 PONDS 7014                    0   1  0     1       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 JON DECEIVER 7025             0   1  0     1       ICE REAVERS (711)
-PANTHER 940                   0   1  0     1       THE LIONS DEN (53)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEAT 7036               0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    IRON HYDE             284  NONE
THE BLUE HEN 6991       0  2 0 DEPRAVED ONES 709    CHRIS CLEAVER 7026    284   
THOMAS REAVER 7024      0  1 0 ICE REAVERS 711      QUADLING 7001         284   
NIAGRA 6997             0  1 0 INDIFFERENCE 611     EQUUS 6988            284   
GLINDA 7002             0  1 0 LAND OF OZ 217       SIXX POINTICUS 6990   283  JUST REVENGED
PROFESSOR MARVEL 6891   4  4 0 LAND OF OZ 217       AGOSERIS 6709         280  REVENGED
NOX NECO 6459           0  1 0 SICARI 678           SUN BEAR 6965         280  NOT REVENGED
SHOTAN 6456             0  2 0 SICARI 678           SUN BEAR 6965         281   
YOURBAGD FOREVER 6968   2  1 0 THE OPERA 613        XXL 6178              281   
LAKE WOEBEGONE 7035     0  1 0 THINGS I DROOL I 614 MGR 2-0 AS CAPT       284  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hilroc -- I feel like a basket case.  Again! (sniffle, sniffle) -- Basket

Congratulations to a real Duelmaster--Ten Lords Aleapin. -- Oz The All-Praising

I said that!?  "Hopefully my newest Ozers, Quadling and Glinda, will debut after The
Face.  Hopefully."  Apparently I jinxed Glinda, who DID debut, but was KILLED, killed
I say, by a mean, mean Sixx Ponticus.  Who would be so dreadful as to kill the Good
Witch?  Shame!  10-4-11-14-19-16-10 +4 Init/Att Slasher. -- Oz The All-Sad

Sigh.  You let another alliance lead the great arena of North Fork and where do all
the personal ads Go?  Impostors! -- Oz The All-Suggestive

     Or Im-POSTers?

Agoseris -- I guess that gives us some feud satisfaction, but we really didn't
need/want it.  Not that I don't like the win! -- Golden Cap

Sixx Ponticus -- We ARE mad! -- The Land of Oz

Malice -- Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you.  I hope you harbor
no malice.  HOWEVER, we do harbor some against your teammate who killed Glinda.  The
bum! -- Quadling

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight. -- Ozers and Consortiumites
everywhere

I added +2 bonus decise so Sun Bear is now +3 in decisiveness.  His favorites are
Maul, very-low/low, bash tactic, learns riposte.

Owlin -- It would seem that Hal ate my last two p-ads, the last two turns.  I hope
that the family is well and that you will be able to stay in HW with us.  Should have
2 new friends coming in on standby, and there are two friends from some of my old
games as well.  This is what my spies got on Asgard:  Asgard now readies her armies
for invasions into the Icy Wastes (281) and into Haloga (48), as well as into the
Eiglophian Mountains (308) and into the Hyperborean Tundra (49).  She is trying to
ally with the Border Kingdom, Brythunia, and Pictland.  As you know, Asgard has only
two armies, so she can only invade in two of the four provinces, so you'll have to
wait and see what she does.  I have to shut down here for now, hope to be back in
Feb. -- Liam the Goth
P.S.  The Picts were not doing anything last turn.

     Actually, they're trying to find a new supply of woad, without which they can't
     go to war.

All -- Well, I'm out of here for a bit, money is tight and I cannot run both games at
the same time.  All of you are great, best people in the game. -- Liam

Oz and Jorja -- Thanks, first person to get to AD for me.  Now I have to learn how AD
works! -- Liam

Jack Knife -- Probably not a good move, though definitely a special one, when you
doubled over like that.  I mean, sure, it goes with your name, I've got a jacknife
that does that very move, but it isn't fighting in the arena at the time!  You really
have to watch out for the suggestibility of the arena, as triggered by arena names.
-- Rondol Quiglo
P.S.  Hey, I didn't have anything real to say and had to make up this on the fly.

Gizmo -- I knew you'd be a golem and a lot of trouble because of your name.  And I
was right.  I Figure you're some kind of patented skill extractor, aren't you? --
Sonny Urk

Judgement Day -- Hey, my record may be rotten, but it DOES represent experience just
the same. -- Velma Xavil

Ace of Base -- Oh, aces high, eh?  Too rich for my blood. -- Nin Quire

Basket -- Am I stubborn, or what?  I have faint but rising hopes of achieving a
winning record, and you just helped.  Thanks. -- Hilroc Ibbins
P.S.  Are golems supposed to cry?  I can't get sympathetic to a golem, it just seems
WRONG.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT was butchered by IRON HYDE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LAKE WOEBEGONE was butchered by MGR 2-0 AS CAPT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BASKET outwaited SIXX POINTICUS in a 7 minute Bloodfeud match.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN was defeated by SPARROW in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
JACK KNIFE was savagely defeated by ROIS ANIN in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
AGARIC vanquished BAD NEWS BEAR in a 6 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
AFRICAN QUEEN devastated RONDOL QUIGLO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
GOLDEN CAP unbelievably bested NIN QUIRE in a action packed 2 minute Challenge melee.
BLIGHT'S BURDEN was viciously subdued by HILROC IBBINS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
KISS OF DEATH overpowered SONNY URK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THADITHIC LITHPER was overcome by MALICE in a 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
SMOKEY BEAR was savagely defeated by VYNMORGATH in a 2 minute master's match.
BUMBLEBEE demolished XXL in a 2 minute gory mismatched match.
MY SHADOW handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
OBESE CAT devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
BOGBANE devastated SUN BEAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE was overpowered by EMILEI LOIT MATCHES in a 1 minute bout.
DAFNE beat AGOSERIS in a exciting 3 minute bout.
VELMA XAVIL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TEMPTRESS devastated MINX in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ACCUSER slimly won victory over JUDGEMENT DAY in a 2 minute gory match.
EQUUS barely slew NIAGRA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
VALERIA was outwaited by ANDREA ACHIEVER in a slow 13 minute novice's bout.
THE BLUE HEN was slain by CHRIS CLEAVER in a 4 minute gory novice's duel.
QUADLING viciously butchered THOMAS REAVER in a exciting 2 minute novice's fight.
LIMPER luckily beat PONDS in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.
FRINGE overcame MANAGER'S SODA in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.
JON DECEIVER was overpowered by ESTUARIES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         AIMED BLOW        48 -  30 -  2      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  28 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         STRIKING ATTACK   94 -  77 -  7      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       69 -  67 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  39 -  5      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  63 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  63 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  22 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  1      19  |

Turn 284 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SPARROW 6411               16  12  0  106 RAPTOR (674)
STRIKING ATTACK  VYNMORGATH 6646             8   1  0  124 KAOS (695)
AIMED BLOW       AGARIC 6509                15  11  0   98 WARHAMMERS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   AFRICAN QUEEN 6424         13  12  0   98 ROYAL FLUSH (48)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SMOKEY BEAR 6354           19  17  1   91 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
TOTAL PARRY      BAD NEWS BEAR 6486         18  10  0   73 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
SLASHING ATTACK  XXL 6178                   11   7  1   58 INDIFFERENCE (611)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was VYNMORGATH 6646.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROIS ANIN 
6068, DAFNE 6899, NIN QUIRE 5281, HILROC IBBINS 6875, QUADLING 7001, AGARIC 6509, 
BUMBLEBEE 6436, SIXX POINTICUS 6990, SPARROW 6411, and MY SHADOW 6649.

The least popular fighter this week was ANDREA ACHIEVER 7023.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VALERIA 6989, BASKET 6956, JON DECEIVER 7025, LIMPER 7003, MINX 
722, SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934, SUN BEAR 6965, SONNY URK 6827, RONDOL QUIGLO 4978, and 
LAKE WOEBEGONE 7035.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SPARROW (47-6411) RAPTOR (674)