DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2010    Duedate: 03/15/2010

TEMPLE OF ABARSIS ARENA

DM-47    TURN-286

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VYNMORGATH
KAOS (695)
(47-6646) [10-1-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VYNMORGATH                     SIXX POINTICUS
KAOS (695)                     DEPRAVED ONES (709)
(47-6646) [10-1-0,141]         (47-6990) [3-1-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEN LORDS ALEAPIN              KISS OF DEATH
ROYAL FLUSH (48)               DEVIATION (708)
(47-6433) [17-11-1,103]        (47-6977) [6-8-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LAND OF OZ (217)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROYAL FLUSH (48)            40
2. DEVIATION (708)             38      KAOS (695)
3. DEPRAVED ONES (709)         32      Unchartered Team
4. KAOS (695)                  28
5. THINGS I DROOL IN (614)     28      ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KAOS (695)                40  20  0 66.7   1/ 1 LAND OF OZ (217)         10  1 1
 2- 1*ICE REAVERS (711)          4   2  1 66.7   2/ 4 KAOS (695)                8  2 0
 3/ 3 LAND OF OZ (217)         590 371 19 61.4   3/ 9 DEVIATION (708)           6  7 0
 4/ 4 THE OPERA (613)          120  80  3 60.0   4/ 5*DEPRAVED ONES (709)       6  9 1
 5/12*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)     3   2  0 60.0   5/ 8 WARHAMMERS (75)           5  4 0
 6/ 5 ROYAL FLUSH (48)         733 577 38 56.0   6/14 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   5  5 0
 7/ 6 DEVIATION (708)           77  62  1 55.4   7/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)    5 10 0
 8/ 7 THINGS I DROOL IN (614)   98  80  6 55.1   8- 6*ICE REAVERS (711)         4  2 1
 9/ 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     65  54  3 54.6   9/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (396)       4  3 0
10- 8*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     13  11  2 54.2  10/13 ROYAL FLUSH (48)          4  3 0
11/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (396)      176 152 14 53.7  11/11 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   4  6 0
12-10 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)     453 412 44 52.4  12-10*LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)     3  1 0
13/ 0 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)     122 120  9 50.4  13/16*ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)    3  2 0
14/11 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)   47  47  2 50.0  14- 7 RAPTOR (674)              2  0 0
15-13 INDIFFERENCE (611)       122 126 10 49.2  15/15 THE OPERA (613)           2  1 0
16-14 RAPTOR (674)              64  74  2 46.4  16/18 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       2  3 0
17/15 WARHAMMERS (75)          305 386 15 44.1  17/ 0 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)      1  2 0
18/16 ABYSMAL RITES (215)       75  95  3 44.1  18-17 INDIFFERENCE (611)        1  2 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-17 THE LIONS DEN (53)        22  32  4 40.7  19/19*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)    1  7 0
20/19*DEPRAVED ONES (709)        8  12  2 40.0  20-12 THE BEAR'S PAW (150)      0  3 0
21/18 THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)   130 206  2 38.7  21-20 THE LIONS DEN (53)        0  1 0
22/20*HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)     1   7  0 12.5  22/ 0 GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): DAGGERS DEEP (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
              (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, 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): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Grimm sat studying his gladiators, pondering their future.  With the success of
the team it may be a surpise that management tactics are required to handle the
future of the Kaos stable.  "Timing, it is all about timing", he thought to himself
as he contemplated who was to fight.  "Well, Vyn, you will get your title defense
shot.  FGC, I am pretty sure you will be on the isle before April if Greywand has her
way.  I will try to have you ready for the Grand Tourny this spring, but be patient
it will take some work."

     Good day all, it is I, Vynmorgath, your sly, sexy and slighty naughty
duelmaster.  Grimm has allowed me to say a few words on the team's behalf.  First, I
think we are very honored to represent this wonderful arena.  It is truly a special
place.  Second, we had no idea that our team would have this level of success.  Two
TC runner-ups prior to this last Face to Face, and now finally a TC.
     It is my honor to describe FGC's TC, I don't think he will mind as he has no
chance of winning the throne from me.  FGC went into the tourny as the Adepts runner-
up from the summer.  Grimm had eaten some nasty bad chicken, so he barely had any
time to manage his stables; therefore, expectations were very high heading into
January.  Tournaments are funny things, you can't predict a thing, but going in FGC
was listed as a Favorite within the gambling circles.  I think it went to his head.
     I guess it is easiest to start by descibing his Adepts tourny.  FGC was only hit
by one warrior the entire tourny.  He has this thing about being touched, you see.
It is a bit odd, to say the least.  Gals like me are quite the opposite.  It was
quite remarkable that an Adepts level Lunger can roll every striker.  In fact, that
was a string of 5 TMM strikers in a row, if I remember right.
     So, this winter FGC went to the tourney possibly a bit arrogant, yet he appeared
to be a bit nervous.  Day 1 did not go as predicted.  He started out with a bang,
killing a special AB of the great manager One Armed Bandit, he certainly was not
guided to do such thing; however, his exuberance seemed to overtake him as he left
both shortspears deep in the abdomen of the once great AB.  The next few rounds
continued as we may have hoped, he pounded out a few TPs and Strikers until he met
his first conscious challenge in some scum TP.  FGC assured Grimm to continue to run
him as he had been, but Grimm in his wisdom dumbed it up and decided to slow it down,
Wrong!!!  FGC loses as he passes out.  One loss isn't so bad, Grimm thinks, he
reassures himself that he will not make that mistake again and things will work out.
No offensives can beat him.  Wrong!!!  A striker managed by Anarchist stands before
FGC.  Examining the fight, Grimm figures this isn't even worth watching, let's plan
for the next match.  With that, what had only been done by a PR TC named Dizzy (who
is dead now), FGC was hit, not only hit 1-2x, he was destroyed.  Truly the gods were
teaching FGC a lesson as scimitar after scimtar landed.  Grimm looks at his score
card 5-2-1, FGC, his favorite was on his way to exit.
     Day 2 began with only the faintest of hope.  Round by round ticked away, FGC
showed back up.  No one could touch him.  He fought two Ad Master attack warriors
including eventual runner-up LU named Love managed by Zalgor, who he fought 2x.
Still no one could touch him.  To set the stage, Zalgor managed 2 of the final 3
warriors while sitting directly next to Grimm.  He knew of FGC's reputation, and
tried to alter the tide, but it could not be done.  First, his striker was dispatched
with ease.  Second, was the rematch.  Love tried with utmost determination to pull it
out, but he had no defense for the blazing shortspear and no answer for a warrior who
he was unable to touch.

     Now as for me, I look forward to maintaing the throne a little while.  It is an
honor, as I have said, to be here, and I look forward to our future together. -- Vyn

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in TEMPLE 
OF ABARSIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  A 
stormcloud is brewing over the THE BEAR'S PAW guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks 
like this ones 0-0-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 
3-2-0 outing, THINGS I DROOL IN has advanced 8 places in the rankings.  It looks like 
the guys(?) at ROYAL FLUSH had a good week as they went 3-1-0 to put them in 10th 
place.  I guess steroids help!  Hey everybody, watch out for JACK KNIFE, who flew up 
25 points in the rankings after mashing JENNA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was JENNA, who dropped 23 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with JACK KNIFE.  Well here's a duelmaster 
that doesn't sit back and say 'Challenge me'!  VYNMORGATH made a challenge against 
AFRICAN QUEEN this week.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was ROYAL FLUSH's AFRICAN QUEEN, who was turned away from the Duelmastership 
by VYNMORGATH.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid THE BEAR'S PAW, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does TEMPLE OF ABARSIS really have that many liars?  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause ROYAL FLUSH beats feet every time 
THE BEAR'S PAW smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges 
were votes, BUMBLEBEE would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't 
want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in TEMPLE OF ABARSIS 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's 
make some tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VYNMORGATH 6646              10   1  0   141       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)
 RONDOL QUIGLO 4978           19  24  0   105       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 6433       17  11  1   103       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 AGARIC 6509                  16  12  0    98       WARHAMMERS (75)
 JACK KNIFE 6694              10   5  0    95       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 BUMBLEBEE 6436                9   6  0    92       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-SMOKEY BEAR 6354             19  17  1    91       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AFRICAN QUEEN 6424           13  13  0    91       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
 MY SHADOW 6649                8   3  0    91       KAOS (695)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FGC 6648                      9   4  0    90       KAOS (695)
 ROIS ANIN 6068               16  25  1    89       WARHAMMERS (75)
 OBESE CAT 6695                8   5  0    89       KAOS (695)
 JENNA 5099                   17  22  4    83       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-PROWL 6460                    7   5  0    83       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 BOGBANE 5500                 15  18  1    80       DARQUE FORCES (396)
-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)
-DEMONIC HEX 5530             14   7  0    68       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE OF BASE 6905              3   4  0    64       ROYAL FLUSH (48)
-RAZOR 6573                    8  10  0    63       RAPTOR (674)
 CRISTER MOFFEE 5289          12   8  1    62       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SPAWING OF SPEWN 5197        11  10  0    62       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 HOMEY D. CLONE 5637          10   7  0    62       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 DASTER MARQUE 5196            9  12  0    60       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
-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)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710      5   7  0    58       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH KISS 5751              12   8  1    54       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 NIN QUIRE 5281               10  17  0    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-STRAFE 6693                   8   6  0    47       RAPTOR (674)
 KANA BALLISTIC 6976           6   5  0    47       DEVIATION (708)
-DAFNE 6899                    8   3  0    46       THE OPERA (613)
 LEET STREEGLE 5368            8   5  0    42       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE 6934      8   1  0    41       THE OPERA (613)
-PFM 6645                      5   6  0    41       KAOS (695)
-BARNEY BEAR 6512             10  10  0    40       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 AGOSERIS 6709                 7   9  1    38       WARHAMMERS (75)
-GET THE POINT? 5097           6  12  1    37       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 BASKET 6956                   6   3  0    36       LAND OF OZ (217)
 THADITHIC LITHPER 7021        3   1  0    36       DEVIATION (708)
-ASPHYXIA 6330                 5   4  0    34       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUN BEAR 6965                 4   2  2    33       THE BEAR'S PAW (150)
 QUADLING 7001                 4   0  1    33       LAND OF OZ (217)
 KISS OF DEATH 6977            6   8  0    32       DEVIATION (708)
 HILROC IBBINS 6875            7   9  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
-WRAITH 6587                   4   2  2    30       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 VELMA XAVIL 6828              4  14  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 JUDGEMENT DAY 6973            2   6  0    30       DEVIATION (708)
 SONNY URK 6827                4  14  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (506)
 SIXX POINTICUS 6990           3   1  1    26       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-BLIGHT'S BURDEN 6903          2   4  0    26       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-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)
-SPED 6847                     3   3  0    22       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
 MALICE 6992                   2   2  0    22       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-ACCUSER 6589                  3   2  0    21       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 SUICIDE BLIND 7042            2   0  0    20       DEVIATION (708)
 GIZMO 6941                    2   2  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (396)
 BAPHOMASHER 5849              4   6  0    18       LIFE'S LESSONS (562)
-LIMPER 7003                   3   0  0    17       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
 EUREKA PRIDE 7044             2   0  0    17       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-EVISCERATE 6935               4   4  0    16       RAPTOR (674)
 MANAGER'S SODA 7000           1   1  0    16       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
-MINX 722                      3   4  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
-TIGER 867                     1   2  0    13       THE LIONS DEN (53)
 SUPERNAUT 7052                1   0  0    13       ABYSMAL RITES (215)
-CHRIS CLEAVER 7026            2   0  1    12       ICE REAVERS (711)
-ASTER 6667                    2   1  0    12       GOTHIC MINISTRY (592)
 SENSEI SAN 5811               1   1  0    12       MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
 TALKEETNA 7047                1   0  0    11       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-DECEIVER 6670                 1   3  0    10       LUROCIAN DEVILS (686)
 HENS REVENGE 7049             1   1  0    10       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 UNCLE HENRY 7051              1   0  0     9       LAND OF OZ (217)
-FRINGE 7012                   1   0  0     9       INDIFFERENCE (611)
 EQUUS 6988                    1   3  1     7       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
 PONDS 7014                    1   1  0     7       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 OFF TO SEE THE... 7033        1   1  0     7       LAND OF OZ (217)
-KODIAK KID 7046               0   1  0     7       ALASKAN PIPELINE (714)
-JON DECEIVER 7025             1   1  0     6       ICE REAVERS (711)
 VALERIA 6989                  1   3  0     6       DEPRAVED ONES (709)
-ANDREA ACHIEVER 7023          1   0  0     5       ICE REAVERS (711)
 SHARK 7037                    1   1  0     4       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ESTUARIES 7034                1   1  0     4       THINGS I DROOL IN (614)
 COBRA 7039                    0   2  0     2       HOODSTA REPUBLIC (713)
 LION 7038                     0   2  0     2       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)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LOST RIVER 7043         0  1 0 ALASKAN PIPELINE 714 IRON HYDE             286  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
DIXIE CUPS 7053         0  1 0 THINGS I DROOL I 614 MGR 2-0 AS CAPT       286  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kaos must be dancing in the streets!  Vynmorgath takes over the North Fork DM Title
and FGC TCs in Tempe.  Kudos to the Grim one. -- Oz The All-Praising

Winkie was force graduated prior to The Face.  I shall miss him.  He was:
11-5-12-21-10-8-17 ST
+4 Init, +4 Rip norm dmg/very little end
bumped ST to 12-5-12-21-10-8-17 to get good dmg
16-8-2 in arena ; 24-17-1 in tourneys
111 skills earned; 63 base/bonus (174)
skill learn rate 2.05
79/281/23 with LO ; 28/78/9 with DA ; 21/90/11 with SC ; 9/76/1 with others
faves SM, Lo/Vlo (my, my) learns decise
-- Oz The All-Sad and All-Proud

Accuser -- You little devil, thanks for the challenge.  I always enjoy putting a
Lurocian in his place.  BTW, how are TGG and his buddy, Kiffin, getting along these
days? -- Basket

Bear of Hoodsta -- Sorry that I had to end it quickly, for I am .... -- Off To See
The...

Daster Marque -- Aren't you the cutely named one?  I hope you are o.k. after our
battle as I did not mean to hurt you so badly.  Anyway, lood guck to you. -- Golden
Cap

I hate deserters!  (But I like desserts!) -- Quadling

Nin Quire -- I'm going to Willaf after I graduate here.  I'm going for two majors. --
Golden Cap

Larkin/Zalgor, nice spot!  Yu da mans! -- Oz The All-Thankful

Look at all the new teams in North Fork!  Welcome.  Glad to have you! -- Oz The All-
Welcoming

Kana Ballistic -- Your manager should look at the scouting reports before challenging
me.  I think I may be a touch too difficult for you. -- FGC

Oz -- I know my teammates have poofed, but I will do my part to add to the atmosphere
by returning.  I kind of miss my buddies Crip and Mannequin as well as you, so I have
to stay. -- Grimm

Rois Anin -- take that and that oh wait I only needed the first that.  Good luck in
the future, and maybe we will see you again before long. -- Vyn, your sly little
duelmaster

Rondo -- You obviously showed me all that Turkey at Christmas did have an affect. --
Shadow

Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow. -- Obese Cat

Crip -- Three CCs, I think Vynmorgath will look to fight your guys.  Good luck. --
Grimm

Suicide Blind -- The best man won and when I can I'll be coming for a rematch but I
give you that respect. -- Cobra

Hens Revernge -- The fight we had was a good one, it could have gone any way.  You're
a good fighter, I feel sorry for your next opponent. -- Shark

Sensie San -- I have to say I'm not happy about losing, but you was the better
fighter that day.  The next time we meet I'm coming out on top. -- Lion

Sixx Pintcus -- That happened so fast I thought it was a dream, I will be on the
sideline for a little while but when I come back I'll be ready. -- Falcon

Off to See the... -- To be honest, I hate losing; I will be back for you soon, so
don't think this is your last time seein'. -- Bear

FGC -- NFW!!! OMG! -- Kana Ballistic

Agoseris -- Okay, I get it....  I think I'll leave you alone. -- Kiss of Death

Velma Xavil -- Well, ain't that a kick in the pants! -- Judgement Day

Sonny Urk -- That wath fantathtic! -- Thadithtic Lithper

Cobra -- Looks like you got bit there. -- Suicide Blind

Judgement Day -- Oh, gods, tell me about it!  I mean, DO NOT tell me about it.  The
whole idea is too much. -- Velma Xavil

My Shadow -- Given your height, it would probably be more chaotic if you were a Shew.
-- Rondol Quiglo
P.S.  Seen through the wrong end of a spyglass or something.

Crister Moffee -- I don't think much of your "valentine," bub. -- Nin Quire

Leet Streegle -- I hope a sweet beagle comes along and eats you. -- Hilroc Ibbins

Thadithic Lithper -- Agh!  Quick, a towel, I need a towel! -- Sonny Urk

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOST RIVER was butchered by IRON HYDE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIXIE CUPS was slaughtered by MGR 2-0 AS CAPT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
VYNMORGATH demolished AFRICAN QUEEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
TEN LORDS ALEAPIN bested BUMBLEBEE in a popular 1 minute veteran's Challenge contest.
BOGBANE was demolished by RONDOL QUIGLO in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
CRISTER MOFFEE was overpowered by MY SHADOW in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
SPAWING OF SPEWN was devastated by FGC in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
OBESE CAT lost to AGARIC in a action packed 3 minute expert's Challenge duel.
ACE OF BASE overpowered LEET STREEGLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DASTER MARQUE overpowered NIN QUIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BASKET unbelievably bested KISS OF DEATH in a popular 4 minute brutal Challenge bout.
THADITHIC LITHPER demolished SONNY URK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SENSEI SAN was demolished by MALICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
JUDGEMENT DAY beat GIZMO in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
HENS REVENGE slimly won victory over SHARK in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
PONDS defeated LION in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge struggle.
OFF TO SEE THE... was overcome by EUREKA PRIDE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge bout.
JENNA was devastated by JACK KNIFE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
ROIS ANIN overpowered DEATH KISS in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
HOMEY D. CLONE defeated KANA BALLISTIC in a 2 minute conflict.
AGOSERIS was bested by EMILEI LOIT MATCHES in a 2 minute contest.
SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE beat VELMA XAVIL in a 1 minute fight.
HILROC IBBINS was vanquished by QUADLING in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
BAPHOMASHER was viciously subdued by SUICIDE BLIND in a 2 minute bloody fray.
SIXX POINTICUS overpowered ESTUARIES in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
VALERIA was vanquished by MANAGER'S SODA in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided match.
EQUUS was defeated by UNCLE HENRY in a 2 minute novice's bout.
COBRA was vanquished by TALKEETNA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
SUPERNAUT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 13         AIMED BLOW        44 -  28 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  22 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         STRIKING ATTACK   69 -  67 -  7      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  49 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  33 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    47 -  49 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    27 -  54 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  13 -  1      19  |

Turn 286 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  8         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VYNMORGATH 6646            10   1  0  141 KAOS (695)
AIMED BLOW       AGARIC 6509                16  12  0   98 WARHAMMERS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    JACK KNIFE 6694            10   5  0   95 ROYAL FLUSH (48)
LUNGING ATTACK   MY SHADOW 6649              8   3  0   91 KAOS (695)
SLASHING ATTACK  CRISTER MOFFEE 5289        12   8  1   62 MANEGERIAL MAYHEM (574)
TOTAL PARRY      HOMEY D. CLONE 5637        10   7  0   62 LIFE'S LESSONS (562)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   KANA BALLISTIC 6976         6   5  0   47 DEVIATION (708)
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 KISS OF DEATH 6977.  The ten other most popular fighters were OBESE CAT 
6695, RONDOL QUIGLO 4978, EUREKA PRIDE 7044, MANAGER'S SODA 7000, TEN LORDS ALEAPIN 
6433, PONDS 7014, KANA BALLISTIC 6976, EMILEI LOIT MATCHES 6710, SUICIDE BLIND 7042, 
and UNCLE HENRY 7051.

The least popular fighter this week was SHARK 7037.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EQUUS 6988, VALERIA 6989, HILROC IBBINS 6875, JENNA 5099, HENS REVENGE 
7049, SENSEI SAN 5811, SONNY URK 6827, NIN QUIRE 5281, LEET STREEGLE 5368, and 
CRISTER MOFFEE 5289.