DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2010    Duedate: 02/15/2010

TEMPLE OF ABARSIS ARENA

DM-47    TURN-285

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VYNMORGATH
KAOS (695)
(47-6646) [9-1-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VYNMORGATH                     WRAITH
KAOS (695)                     LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
(47-6646) [9-1-0,130]          (47-6587) [4-2-2,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NIN QUIRE                      ACCUSER
THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)         LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
(47-5281) [10-16-0,46]         (47-6589) [3-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAND OF OZ (217)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LAND OF OZ (217)            37
2. DEVIATION (708)             25      KAOS (695)
3. DARQUE FORCES (396)         25      Unchartered Team
4. ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)      17
5. THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)      15      ICE REAVERS (711)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/11*ICE REAVERS (711)          4   2  1 66.7   1/ 5 LAND OF OZ (217)          9  2 1
 2/ 1 KAOS (695)                37  19  0 66.1   2/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    7  8 0
 3/ 2 LAND OF OZ (217)         587 370 19 61.3   3/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (396)       6  1 0
 4- 3 THE OPERA (613)          119  80  3 59.8   4/11 KAOS (695)                5  1 0
 5- 4 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         730 576 38 55.9   5/ 9*DEPRAVED ONES (709)       5 10 2
 6/ 5 DEVIATION (708)           74  60  1 55.2   6/13*ICE REAVERS (711)         4  2 1
 7- 7 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   95  78  6 54.9   7/ 3 RAPTOR (674)              4  3 0
 8/ 8*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     13  11  2 54.2   8/ 6 WARHAMMERS (75)           4  5 0
 9/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (396)      176 149 14 54.2   9/10 DEVIATION (708)           4  8 0
10-10 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     453 412 44 52.4  10/12*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     3  1 0
11/ 0 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   46  43  2 51.7  11/ 0 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   3  2 0
12/ 0*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)     1   1  0 50.0  12- 8 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      3  3 0
13-13 INDIFFERENCE (611)       122 126 10 49.2  13- 1 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          3  4 0
14/14 RAPTOR (674)              64  74  2 46.4  14-16 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   2  3 0
15/15 WARHAMMERS (75)          303 385 15 44.0  15-14 THE OPERA (613)           1  1 0
16/16 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       74  95  3 43.8  16/ 0*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    1  1 0
17-17 THE LIONS DEN (53)        22  32  4 40.7  17-15 INDIFFERENCE (611)        1  2 0
18/19 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   129 202  2 39.0  18/ 7 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       1  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18*DEPRAVED ONES (709)        5  10  2 33.3  19/ 0*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)    1  4 0
20/ 0*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)     1   4  0 20.0  20-19 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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 625): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 571): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 422): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 408): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 524): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): DAGGERS DEEP (Kayelbe, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 625): DEAD POETS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 571): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 422): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 524): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
              (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly TEMPLE OF ABARSIS games.  Former top team ROYAL FLUSH 
was unseated this week as LAND OF OZ moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  My tutors were fond of telling me that the higher 
you rise the harder you fall.  This week ABYSMAL RITES went 0-1-0 and fell 11 notches 
into 18th!  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week KAOS went 2-1-0 to move up 7 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note 
the 4-0-0 record which LAND OF OZ managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that 
such a record will draw challengers!  BOGBANE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SPAWING OF SPEWN and was awarded 21 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BOGBANE put down 
SPAWING OF SPEWN, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster SPARROW herself.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as AGARIC boldly challenged SPARROW in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  Not for nothing has SPARROW in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but 
my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In TEMPLE OF ABARSIS "art" is a word 
that has long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  DEPRAVED ONES is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding DEPRAVED ONES.  Indeed it was DEVIATION.  Give 
ROIS ANIN credit for hers courage.  Did you note how she challenged VYNMORGATH 
despite the 39 point difference in their rankings?  In the end ROIS ANIN was defeated 
by VYNMORGATH, a "sharp" reminder that higher recognition is an indication of greater 
skill.  Still, it was a worthy bout!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in TEMPLE OF ABARSIS as ever I remembered them....and 
the fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VYNMORGATH 6646               9   1  0   130       KAOS (695)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEDEE 5642                   30  10  0   137       THE OPERA (613)
-THE LION KING 6360           18   7  0   122       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-ITHYIC THING 6292            12  12  0   108       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-SALSA ELEMENTAL 6312         12   6  0   106       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-AFRICAN QUEEN 6424           13  12  0    98       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                9   5  0    96       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433       16  11  1    94       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           18  24  0    93       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-SMOKEY BEAR 6354             19  17  1    91       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGARIC 6509                  15  12  0    90       WARHAMMERS (75)
-OBESE CAT 6695                8   4  0    90       KAOS (695)
 BOGBANE 5500                 15  17  1    88       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-PROWL 6460                    7   5  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 FGC 6648                      8   4  0    82       KAOS (695)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               15  25  1    81       WARHAMMERS (75)
 MY SHADOW 6649                7   3  0    81       KAOS (695)
-A TALE OF PAIN 6531          10   2  0    78       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-BAD NEWS BEAR 6486           18  10  0    73       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
-JACK KNIFE 6694               9   5  0    70       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289          12   7  1    67       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197        11   9  0    67       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAZOR 6573                    8  10  0    63       RAPTOR (674)
-NIGHTSHADE 6536              11  10  1    59       RAPTOR (674)
 GOLDEN CAP 6890               9   4  0    59       LAND OF OZ (217)
-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)
 LEET STREEGLE 5368            8   4  0    53       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            8  12  0    51       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-ACE OF BASE 6905              2   4  0    51       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-STRAFE 6693                   8   6  0    47       RAPTOR (674)
 NIN QUIRE 5281               10  16  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-DAFNE 6899                    8   3  0    46       THE OPERA (613)
 KANA BALLISTIC 6976           6   4  0    46       DEVIATION (708)
-PFM 6645                      5   6  0    41       KAOS (695)
-BARNEY BEAR 6512             10  10  0    40       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 7   8  1    39       WARHAMMERS (75)
-SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934      7   1  0    38       THE OPERA (613)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN BEAR 6965                 4   2  2    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            7   8  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 KISS OF DEATH 6977            6   7  0    31       DEVIATION (708)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              4  13  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 BASKET 6956                   5   3  0    30       LAND OF OZ (217)
 WRAITH 6587                   4   2  2    30       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-GIZMO 6941                    2   1  0    29       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903          2   4  0    26       ABYSMAL RITES (215)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY URK 6827                4  13  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 THADITHIC LITHPER 7021        2   1  0    24       DEVIATION (708)
-TEMPTRESS 6671                2   0  0    24       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUADLING 7001                 3   0  1    23       LAND OF OZ (217)
-EVIL ONE 6586                 3   2  0    23       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
-MANE 939                      1   0  0    23       THE LIONS DEN (53)
 ACCUSER 6589                  3   2  0    21       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 JUDGEMENT DAY 6973            1   6  0    19       DEVIATION (708)
-LIMPER 7003                   3   0  0    17       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-EVISCERATE 6935               4   4  0    16       RAPTOR (674)
 SIXX POINTICUS 6990           2   1  1    16       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-MINX 722                      3   4  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
-TIGER 867                     1   2  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
 CHRIS CLEAVER 7026            2   0  1    12       ICE REAVERS (711)
 MALICE 6992                   1   2  0    11       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 SENSEI SAN 5811               1   0  0    11       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-DECEIVER 6670                 1   3  0    10       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 EUREKA PRIDE 7044             1   0  0    10       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 OFF TO SEE THE... 7033        1   0  0    10       LAND OF OZ (217)
-ESTUARIES 7034                1   0  0    10       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-FRINGE 7012                   1   0  0     9       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 SUICIDE BLIND 7042            1   0  0     7       DEVIATION (708)
 KODIAK KID 7046               0   1  0     7       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
 EQUUS 6988                    1   2  1     6       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 SHARK 7037                    1   0  0     6       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 JON DECEIVER 7025             1   1  0     6       ICE REAVERS (711)
-ANDREA ACHIEVER 7023          1   0  0     5       ICE REAVERS (711)
 VALERIA 6989                  1   2  0     5       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-MANAGER'S SODA 7000           0   1  0     5       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-PONDS 7014                    0   1  0     1       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 COBRA 7039                    0   1  0     1       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
-PANTHER 940                   0   1  0     1       THE LIONS DEN (53)
 FALCON 7040                   0   1  0     1       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 BEAR 7041                     0   1  0     1       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 LION 7038                     0   1  0     1       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 HENS REVENGE 7049             0   1  0     1       DEPRAVED ONES (709)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLOOD PUDDLE 7048       0  1 0 ABYSMAL RITES 215    FROG SHIV             285  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  REVENGED
SHOTAN 6456             0  2 0 SICARI 678           SUN BEAR 6965         281  NOT REVENGED
YOURBAGD FOREVER 6968   2  1 0 THE OPERA 613        XXL 6178              281  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ice Reavers -- Wow!  Gee, I am very, very sorry for the death of Thomas Reaver.  That
was certainly not my intent.  May he fight well in that great arena in the sky. --
Quadling

Ice Reavers -- May your recruit be awesome.  I, too, apologize. -- Oz The All-
Sorrowful

Sparrow of Raptors -- You make a great Duelmaster.  Kudos.  And congrats on the well-
deserved Lord Protectorship. -- Oz The All-Praising

Things I Drool In at 59 points?  59 BIG points?!!  Snuln, you WOWed us!  Glad to see
the upsurge, partner! -- Oz The All-Excited

Sixx -- Gotcha! -- Basket

Nin Quire -- It was apparently one of my better days.  Great fight! -- Golden cap

".....Or Im-POSTers?....." Gotta love it! Well said, Scribereeno! -- Oz The All-
Amused

Hey, Master Darque and Manipulative Managerr, if you are going to win the turf, you
need to get active and write some personals.  Get that lazy team of yours ALIVE! --
Oz The All-Concerned

All -- I'm paying attention.  I just don't have that much to say as of late.  Not
much going on in game or in real life for me.  Just plugging along.  I keep hoping
that Maximillian is coming back to DM, as he showed his head on the D2 site a turn or
so ago.  No sighting in the arenas as of yet though. -- Master Darque

Basket -- Well challenged, 'twas a close one but alas Glinda was revenged. -- Sixx
Pointicus

Chris Cleaver -- Hell hath no fury like a hen scorned.  Revenge shall be swift. --
Snafu mgr. Depraved Ones

African Queen -- Wow, challenged by a queen!  Have I arrived, or what? -- Rondol
Quiglo
P.S.  Somehow I didn't expect you to be furry.

Golden Cap -- How come you're here and not in Willaf? -- Nin Quire
P.S.  If you were in Willaf, I wouldn't have lost to you, and maybe whoever I *did*
fight would lose to ME.

Blight's Burden -- All that for one skill?  Cheese louise, I feel blighted. -- Hilroc
Ibbins
P.S.  Slightly blighted, after all, I did win.

Kiss of Death -- I'd rather pass on that, if you don't mind. -- Sonny Urk

Mordant Deserter....  Not impressive. -- Velma Xavil
P.S.  I, however, WAS impressive.

Our congratulations to Sparrow. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOOD PUDDLE was butchered by FROG SHIV in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VALERIA was viciously subdued by CHRIS CLEAVER in a 6 minute novice's Bloodfeud duel.
AGARIC was demolished by SPARROW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ROIS ANIN was devastated by VYNMORGATH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
KANA BALLISTIC was demolished by FGC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
KISS OF DEATH lost to AGOSERIS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
JUDGEMENT DAY was bested by VELMA XAVIL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
ACCUSER was unbelievably bested by BASKET in a action packed 5 minute Challenge fight.
BUMBLEBEE won victory over FIZBAN in a action packed 3 minute duel.
BOGBANE vanquished SPAWING OF SPEWN in a 2 minute uneven fight.
RONDOL QUIGLO unbelievably bested MY SHADOW in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
CRISTER MOFFEE overpowered NIN QUIRE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DASTER MARQUE was narrowly defeated by GOLDEN CAP in a 3 minute competition.
LEET STREEGLE devastated HILROC IBBINS in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
SONNY URK was devastated by THADITHIC LITHPER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
WRAITH handily defeated MALICE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
QUADLING overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
EQUUS was viciously subdued by EUREKA PRIDE in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.
SIXX POINTICUS devastated FALCON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JON DECEIVER subdued KODIAK KID in a 3 minute novice's bout.
SENSEI SAN overpowered LION in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SUICIDE BLIND bested COBRA in a popular 1 minute novice's contest.
BEAR was vanquished by OFF TO SEE THE... in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SHARK viciously subdued HENS REVENGE in a 5 minute bloody beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        47 -  30 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  25 -  2      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   81 -  71 -  7      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  36 -  5      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       61 -  58 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  53 -  1      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    32 -  62 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  1      19  |

Turn 285 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-STRIKE       3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VYNMORGATH 6646             9   1  0  130 KAOS (695)
AIMED BLOW       BUMBLEBEE 6436              9   5  0   96 DARQUE FORCES (396)
LUNGING ATTACK   FGC 6648                    8   4  0   82 KAOS (695)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRISTER MOFFEE 5289        12   7  1   67 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN CAP 6890             9   4  0   59 LAND OF OZ (217)
BASHING ATTACK   KANA BALLISTIC 6976         6   4  0   46 DEVIATION (708)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NIN QUIRE 5281.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ACCUSER 6589.  The ten other most popular fighters were MY SHADOW 6649, DASTER 
MARQUE 5196, VELMA XAVIL 6828, BUMBLEBEE 6436, CHRIS CLEAVER 7026, KODIAK KID 7046, 
SHARK 7037, KISS OF DEATH 6977, EUREKA PRIDE 7044, and AGOSERIS 6709.

The least popular fighter this week was HENS REVENGE 7049.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BEAR 7041, LION 7038, FALCON 7040, EQUUS 6988, MALICE 6992, 
SONNY URK 6827, HILROC IBBINS 6875, NIN QUIRE 5281, KANA BALLISTIC 6976, and ROIS 
ANIN 6068.

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

SPARROW (47-6411) RAPTOR (674)