Date   : 12/02/2008    Duedate: 12/29/2008


DM-52    TURN-251

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3846) [15-7-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             THE ORDER (412)
(52-3846) [15-7-0,113]         (52-4025) [4-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     LENA KORIL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3495) [16-21-0,74]         (52-3495) [16-21-0,74]


ZERO (403)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ORDER (412)             55
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       38      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          29      Unchartered Team
4. LORDS OF DUSK (413)         28
5. THE GENTILES (400)          24      THE ORDER (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*THE ORDER (412)           14   6  2 70.0   1/ 1 ZERO (403)               11  4 0
 2/ 1*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      10   5  0 66.7   2/ 2*THE ORDER (412)          10  5 1
 3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       502 299 15 62.7   3/ 3*BLEAKER LEGION (411)     10  5 0
 4/ 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     91  76  5 54.5   4/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        9  4 1
 5/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       280 265 13 51.4   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        4 11 0
 6/11*LORDS OF DUSK (413)        2   2  0 50.0   6/11*LORDS OF DUSK (413)       2  2 0
 7/ 5 ZERO (403)                37  38  0 49.3   7/ 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     2  3 0
 8/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        86  97  0 47.0   8/10 THE GENTILES (400)        2  4 0
 9/ 7 THE GENTILES (400)        30  40  5 42.9   9- 9*FELL SPARTANS (408)       0  4 0
10-10*FELL SPARTANS (408)        1   8  0 11.1  10/ 0 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        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

     Greetings, Fratsfa!  It is I, Torak, Lord of The Order.  I have a few things to
say if all of you will allow.
     First of all, I would like to say that I am very happy to be back in this
glorious arena.  I was here once before with the Dark Dragons.  A few of you might
remember them.  They did well, but not as well as I would've liked.  I have brought
The Order here with hopes of being a great and victorious team.  I will introduce my
warriors shortly.
     My next order of business is to speak on a team that has no business saying
anything in this arena.  I am talking about the Lords of Dusk.  A manager, who has
yet to name himself, comes in claiming to have victory as his goal, but only sends
one warrior to fight.  A warrior who was viciously defeated by the lovely
Anastrianna.  I have only one question to ask:  Who in their right mind would desire
to be allies with the Lords of Dusk?
     Anyway, now to meet the warriors of The Order.  First is Anastrianna, the leader
of my band of combatants.  She is both lovely and lethal, and one warrior not to be
taken lightly.  The mighty Krull is another of my able warriors.  Lankus may be
inexperienced, but he is my most adept basher.  Jasker is probably  my second most
dangerous fighter.  Beware of him!  And finally, Kozak, who will be a worthy opponent
for some of you.
     The Order has one mission and that is to be victorious.  My comrade in arms, the
Expatriate of the Bleak Legion, and I are here to give good combat to many of you,
and to devastate the rest. 

                                          -- Torak, The Order

+ ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "No!"  Fandil stopped suddenly in the middle of the street, rapping the butt of
his staff on the paving stones.  "We're going about this all wrong, Lenpro!"
     Lenpro pulled his brother toward the edge of the street.  "You're blocking
traffic," he said.  "Move out of the way and then tell me what's wrong.  Are you
saying that we shouldn't have come to enlist Emperor Alonj, or what?"
     "Alonj?  No, of course we have to use him, poor fellow.  Legitmacy is critical.
No, we're rushing about, acting in haste, without plan or even much thought.  If we
want to succeed and hold the Andorian League together, planning is critical."
     "Is your memory going?  I distinctly recall that we argued, discussed, and
planned all the way from Tarrgir to Fratsfa.  Both of us.  I was there, Fandil, and
*I* remember it."
     "Very amusing, ha ha.  I was there, too, and my memory is fine.  But it doesn't
include any memory of true planning beyond 'our opponents appear to have done this,
we must do that to counter it'.  Not real plans reaching into the future.  Not much
in the way of real information, either:  WHO is our opponent, WHY is he or are they
doing this, WHAT are they trying to achieve, and HOW can we best foil them?"
     "You left out when and where," Lenpro said.
     "WHAT are their resources, and our best resources against them?  WHERE is their
headquarters?" Fandil finished.  He made a gesture of impatience.  "You see the
problem, and you know it isn't a joke, brother.  All we're doing is reacting; our
opponent is calling the steps of the dance."
     "Yes, and probably he--or they--know as well as we do that we'll have to work
with Alonj.  That's one of the reasons the Empress was upset.  We might get a guard
of gladiators for the Emperor and his wife and children; that would be a start there.
But what are you proposing to do about the information shortage?"
     "I shall think," Fandil said.  "No distractions of travel.  And scry where I
can; magical information gathering isn't totally reliable, but it's better than no
information gathering."
     "I've no doubt Fern can fix you up with a private room to think in.  And I will
gather information on the streets," Lenpro said.  He turned toward the Flower Shoppe
and resumed walking.
     Lady Fern could.  "I've just the place for you, brother," she said.  "At the top
of the house in the back, no one traipsing up and down a hall outside your door, you
won't even hear activity from the shop down below."  She called one of the girls, too
many girls, Fandil thought, to show him the way.
     This one, a saucy piece called Charming Chenopodium or some such, okay, not
Chenopodium, it had no flowers to speak of and was eaten like spinach, maybe she was
an Alluring Alysum--  He jerked his thoughts back to the matter at hand.  But the
wretched girl was barely dressed; he supposed that garment she was almost wearing was
a... shift or something; it certainly kept shifting!  She opened a door at the end of
a long hall and stood back.  "Here you are, sir, and you'll have all the quiet you
need.  And then when you're ready for company, just give us a call, you know?"  She
pointed to a silver bell sitting on a table by the window.  "Just ring the bell, and
I'll hear you."  With a last smile that seemed to promise many things, and she
couldn't be as old as twenty!, she... shifted down the hall.
     Fandil shook his head and closed the door carefully behind him.  Did it have a
lock?  Yes.  He turned the lock.  There were days when he simply didn't know what to
make of his sister.  Many days.

     Lenpro was glad enough to separate from Fandil for a while.  He got along just
fine with his brother, but there was no denying that they had different strengths.
Fandil's strength was magic and careful thought.  His own was decisive action, and he
wanted to take some.  Okay, sure, first he would gather a little information in his
own way--walk the streets, linger in the bars, strike up conversations where he found
     "You'll be going out, won't you, Lenpro?" Lady Fern said.  "A good thing, I'm
sure, but you aren't familiar with Fratsfa.  I'll provide you with a guide, I think."
She pointed to one of the girls lingering in doorways and leaning on counters around
the shop.  This one was a round-faced, cheerful blonde.  "That one."
     The blonde bounced over.  "Hi!  I'm a Decadent Dandelion, but you can call me
Dandy."  She smiled up at him.  "I know lots of good places to go in Fratsfa!"

     Fandil sat at the window and looked out over the city, sipping tea from a
service he'd found ready for him.  It was a dramatic view of the old place, pleasing,
too, if one cared for charming melancholy.  Fratsfa boasted of its ancient glories,
and they had been glorious, there was no doubt of that.  But they were in the past,
slipping farther and farther into the past.  There was still good in this old land,
but he had a feeling, almost a vision, of the present strength burning away to make a
carnival for the heedless.  There was a feverish rush after pleasures--not even Fern
was immune, and other parts of Andoria pursued it as blindly as Fratsfa did.  But
that hid the deeper issues.
     He was supposed to be considering the problems the disappearance of the king
presented, but he now saw that as merely one more symptom of the deeper issue:  The
Andorian League was a hollow shell, a shallow mask over the deep divisions between
the five realms that composed it.  No one, not any of the old kings--  Ha, OLD kings?
The League wasn't that old, there were humans alive who had been born before it
formed.  Still, not even the earlier kings of the League had addressed the problems
that divided the realms.  Race, of course, or more properly species:  human, elf,
werecat.  But there were cultural gulfs, as well.  The Andorian League was just that,
an alliance rather than a true nation.  If Aradi had been part of a true nation,
would it have seceded?  Would it have been ALLOWED to secede?
     He shoved these thoughts aside.  They represented a problem that needed to be
addressed, but not now.  Right now... he barked a laugh.  Right now, he had to figure
out how to patch together the League that still was, in the hopes that there would BE
a future when they could try to solve the deeper issues.
     Should that patching job even be attemtped?  He hesitated, then nodded.  Yes.
Even if the League didn't become a nation, its original purpose remained:  to unite
the people of this corner of Alastari against their enemies.  And the League, all
Alastari, had enemies.  Had one Enemy, at least, in common.  Because there was
something in the north, something within the Karnhorn lands, that was building
strength and would destroy all the good and simple things that made life worth
living, if it wasn't stopped.

     "First," Lenpro said, "I just want to get a feel for the town.  The moods, the
factions, the general attitudes--"
     "Great!  There are attitudes everywhere," Dandy assured him.  She grabbed his
hand and set off.  "I'll show you!"

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Herlas enjoyed scrying.  True, it wasn't totally reliable as a way to gather
information, but there were compensations.  To be able to direct his vision anywhere
within a range of fifty or a hundred miles, to skim it above the landscape like a
bird, ah!  It was almost as good as flying.  And one thing this government job had
given him was enough money to buy the very best scrying crystals.
     He paused with his hand on the sphere, reminded by the word "crystal" and a sort
of twinge of concern.  Should he keep an eye on Crystal Fireblade?  She was by way of
being his partner in this, and the night was full of dangers, and he had been around
Korneth long enough to have a better idea how his mind worked....  No, the lady would
consider his watching her, however well-intentioned, to be prying.  Best to leave
that for some later discussion, or a certainty of immediate danger.
     He forced thought of the woman out of his mind and placed the crystal ball on
its working stand, polishing it carefully to remove any fingerprints or specks of
dust.  Amazing how much distortion you could get from little things like that.  He
admired the perfect crystal for a moment, then smiled, flexed his fingers, and
muttered the spell to activate it.
     Andor at night, seen from above.  Rings of light around the palace, Korneth
didn't stint on the oil for the watchlights.  A few lamps along the main streets and
in the courtyards of the best inns.  Mostly a carpet of textured darkness threaded
with the silver of moon-reflecting water.  By day or night, the view from above was
always breathtaking.  But personal indulgence was not his concern at the present.
     He muttered an addendum to the spell, altering what he saw and how he saw it.
Concentrations of magic, that's what he was looking for now.  The view shifted to
shades of gray.  A gossamer ring of lavender, barely visible, marked the outer watch-
spell of the palace.  No spark to indicate that the golem-king was active; it must
have been shut down for the night.  That made sense; as long as it was active,
someone had to be providing power to it.  Some golems were self-powered, eating just
as real people did to provide them with energy, but Herlas knew that this one was not
that sophisticated.  Barely good enough to do the job, and no frills at all.  He felt
contempt; he was no specialist in golem construction, but even he could have done a
better one.  Oh, well.
     No magicians other than himself here in Andor.  That always surprised him.
There had used to be other mages here.  But even a magician who wasn't using his
powers would show up at this range, and there was nothing.  Had Korneth ordered them
killed, or driven off in some way?  Wouldn't that have been too obvious?  No, maybe
not, after all, he himself hadn't noticed their absence until he went looking for
them.  He shrugged, uneasy, and widened his search.  There were bound to be other
magicians somewhere, Fratsfa and, if he could see that far, Zensu, and probably
scattered around the countryside.  Of course, any of them who was paying attention
would feel his scry-spell pass, but that shouldn't cause alarm, magicians did this
kind of thing all the time, to keep an eye on the competition.
     He set his viewpoint moving in widening circles like a soaring bird.  His mouth
twitched in amused recollection.  The first time he'd tried this, he had kept the
circles tight and moved too fast; it had made him so dizzy that he'd fallen on his
face.  Well, he'd been young.  He knew better now.
     The landscape opened before him like a shadowy map.  Andor, the river.  Straight
south to start with, to the northern end of the Daggerspine Mountains.  Few people
lived in that rock land, but there were some, and he recalled... had there not been a
Lord Montar, an independent ruler back before the formation of the Andorian League;
rumor said his only son had taken up the study of magic.  And the castle would still
be there.  Somewhere around... there?  A blank spot?  How odd.  He should probe it
more deeply--  No, he should not.  At least, not now.  Thirty or even twenty years
ago, he would have dropped his current survey to pursue that puzzle, but he had
learned a few things since then.  Finish one job before starting another.  He could
come back to that blank spot later.  Maybe it was some kind of old static defense
around Montar's castle, in which case it wouldn't go away.  And if it did disappear,
that would tell him something in itself.
     Sweep through the western arc of his range--these things were generally easier
if done clockwise, for some reason.  Tarrgir, with a faint smudge of magic hanging
over it like smoke.  North, the mouth of the river, Kati-Tei, the bay.  East.  Forest
there, dark but webbed with faint light.  The forest always showed that blue-lavender
web, he had never figured out why.  But there were bright sparks within it.
Magicians or magical creatures of some kind.  He would have to focus on one and dive
his viewpoint as close as possible to work out which, and it didn't matter.  Whatever
he was looking for, it wouldn't be in the Shewish Forest.
     Through the southeast quadrant, across Fratsfa and back toward the mountains.
Ah!  Fratsfa looked like a bed of hot coals under the spell.  This must be where the
magicians of Andor had gone.  He narrowed his focus, trying for more detail.  Many
different power signatures, most of them low in energy or skill but, as he had
learned the hard way, not to be ignored.  When magic was involved, a strong
motivation could make up for a lot.  He adjusted his spell to scan them more closely.
     Hmm.  A typical unsorted population of magicians, this.  Mostly self-absorbed
and not particularly good or evil.  A few, even on this quick examination, made him
uneasy, and when he was younger, he would have dropped everything to challenge--  But
not now.  Now he had work to do.
     A stronger signature, the strongest he could detect in Fratsfa, and one he
recognized:  Fandil of Ardivent.  He'd never actually met the man, in fact, he had
avoided doing so because of their different orientations, but he would not be
mistaken in identifying him.  Odd to find Fandil up here, he usually stayed closer to
Ardivent.  But given the circumstances and Herlas's present intentions, perhaps the
old mage would make a valuable ally.  Perhaps he should contact--
     It was like running at top speed and going head-first into a wall.  The scrying
crystal shattered.  Where had the barricade come from?  Herlas groped for his mental
balance and failed to find it, collapsing among the shards of crystal,

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 607): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 600): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 596): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 593): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 589): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): ISSARIES of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): PUBLIC ENEMIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 607): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 600): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 596): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 593): MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 589): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): MAD CARMENCITA of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hey!  I'm back.  This is so cool.  Duelmistress of all Fratsfa.  (Twice)  Wow!
Who would have thought it when I was a little girl.  I am so proud.
     All you new guys, please give an encouraging word to my newest little Sis, Mad
Magnolia.  Keep her busy at The Flower Shoppe, too.  She needs the experience.
     I hope those of you who went to the Mailer did well and brought honor to
Fratsfa.  Your time will come and soon you will be up here challenging me.
     Just remember, On top is my favorite position.  (giggle)
               Sizzling Sunflower
               Duelmaster II

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for FRATSFA.  LORDS OF DUSK like really fought 
hard to move up to 6th from 11th.  Way to go!  What was the name of that team who got 
4-1-0 this turn for a total 14-6-2 you ask?  (Sure)  THE ORDER's their name, and 
fighting's their game!  MVP award for HARSH HAWTHORN?  FLOWER GIRLS' proud of her 
after beating SALINA REES and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
SALINA REES got smashed by HARSH HAWTHORN, and lost 18 points!  This Duelmaster is 
like something else!  SIZZLING SUNFLOWER stopped BRAIN TUMOUR dead in its tracks!  Is 
the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of THE ORDER must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys 
know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why BLEAKER LEGION's 
been avoiding THE ORDER so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can BLEAKER 
LEGION's WEAKNESS be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  WEAKNESS must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  
She challenged KRULL.  15 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought WEAKNESS showed great skill and promise when she subdued KRULL.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  FRATSFA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      15   7  0   113       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            19  10  0    91       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        10  14  0    87       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          13   4  1    85       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 FOUR 3964                    11   3  0    78       ZERO (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                 7   5  1    66       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 ONE 3961                      7   7  0    58       ZERO (403)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678          12   8  1    56       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           9   4  0    54       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SIGISMUND 3928                8   6  2    53       THE GENTILES (400)
 TWO 4039                      2   0  1    44       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LANKUS 4025                   4   0  0    40       THE ORDER (412)
 WEAKNESS 4022                 3   0  0    35       BLEAKER LEGION (411)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO 3962                      7   7  0    33       ZERO (403)
 FAT LIP 3791                  4   6  0    32       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 KOZAK 4027                    3   1  1    32       THE ORDER (412)
 LYCURGUS 3929                 7   7  2    30       THE GENTILES (400)
 APPLE 3973                    6   5  0    28       ZERO (403)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          7   4  1    26       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              3   1  1    25       THE ORDER (412)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERO 3945                     5   8  0    23       THE GENTILES (400)
 AESCHYLUS 3952                5   7  0    22       THE GENTILES (400)
 HATED MAN 4021                3   0  0    22       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 JASKER 4026                   2   2  0    20       THE ORDER (412)
-RUNNY NOSE 3877               2   0  0    20       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 MICSELLO 4029                 1   0  0    20       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             3   0  0    17       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 BUMBLE 4054                   3   0  0    16       ZERO (403)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            1   0  0    15       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 KRULL 4024                    2   2  0     8       THE ORDER (412)
 JANAFIN 4032                  1   0  0     7       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
 LE CITOYEN 4036               0   1  0     7       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 1   2  0     5       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-TALON 4003                    1   1  0     4       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 DIOCLETIAN 4067               1   0  0     3       THE GENTILES (400)
 LONE SOUL 4020                0   3  0     3       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-BRELL 4007                    0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
-FIN 4006                      0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
-TESS THE TERROR 4005          0   2  0     2       FELL SPARTANS (408)
 MAD MAGNOLIA 4056             0   1  0     1       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-WELFLOURN 4031                0   1  0     1       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
 FINLOCK 4028                  0   1  0     1       LORDS OF DUSK (413)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THREE 4068              0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  PRINCE OF LOVE        251  NONE
AN'DAI 4004             0  1 0 FELL SPARTANS 408    ANASTRIANNA 4023      248   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glad to see you sizzle, Sunflower.  Our Team needed that. -- Lady Fern

Salina Rees -- You are just taking and leaving?  How cold!  And I thought we had
something going there. -- Torturing Tulip

One -- I should, but you did.  That big weapon of yours musta scared me!  You go,
Studmuffin.  (wink) -- Harsh Hawthorn

Lena -- Was that a challenge to see who could get wasted first?  Did I win by getting
there first or last?  I don't remember.  Whew! -- Outcast Orchid

The Scribe -- My Brothers were informed and they said "Que sera sera". -- Lady Fern

Lots of Newbies to Fratsfa.  Welcome.  My gals are glad you are here.  Nothing is
more relaxing (and exciting) than an evening at The Flower Shoppe.  See you there. --
Lady Fern and The Flower Girls

We couldn't stand all these days without our lovely Flower Girls...we are back! -- Le
Pentarque and the Blood & Guts staff

Anastrianna -- Thanks for the words of encouragement, it was pathetic but it was my
first battle...EVER.  Can I have a chance to learn the game? -- Welflourn

The Expatriate -- Sorry I didn't introduce myself.  I didn't know how.  I did a team
spotlight. -- Lords of Dusk

Greeting to all, thanks for the greeting Jorja.  This is the Lords of Dusk mgr.  I am
brand new to Duel 2 and have a lot of learning to do.  I am looking forward to having
fun and getting to know everyone.  If someone wants to adopt me and show me the
ropes, great. -- L.O.D.

Sizzling Sunflower -- You scorched my petals on that one.  How about melting some
snow around our guildhouse?  It's the pits.  Well, it's IN the pits, which means we
can't see where they are, and if we don't walk very carefully, WE are in the pits,
too.  I told Jorja we should have filled in those potholes during the summer. --
Tealin Sali

Four -- Hmm.  Would it happen that your parents are Two and Two?  Just wondering. --
Rendor Quil

Outcast Orchid -- Wow, what did you DO?  I mean, outcasting is drastic. -- Lena
Koril, unwillingly sympathetic (hey, if I'd won, I'd be WILLINGLY sympathetic)

Tortured Tulip -- I was just, you know, trying to give you what you were asking for?
But you're kinda strange, so I might not have gotten it quite right. -- Salina Rees

Weakness -- Talk about a misnomer, yours takes the gold-plated palm. -- Ollie

Sizzling Sunflower -- May I call you Sunny?  Yes, a private meeting is in order.  But
let's work up to it, you know, soft lights, music, dinner.... -- Lena Koril

The Expatriate -- So long as there's no contest, I'm here.  Generally I don't do
contests, although obviously I am susceptible to the flattery of a direct and urgent
invitation (North Fork). -- Jorja

Krull -- Damn your armor, I had you! -- Slothful

Jasker -- You started well and avoided many blows, but in the end it didn't matter.
-- Wasted Youth

Bumble -- Die already.  Thanks to you I'm the lone member of the Legion without a
win. -- Lone Soul

Anastrianna -- Sorry about that beautiful, but you should cover those up, they make
great targets. -- Hated Man

Ollie Quonsham -- You can't fight on the ground like that. -- Weakness

Lady Fern -- Thank you for your warm welcome.  I'm always on top of the situation
when dealing with the Flower Girls, even when I'm under them. *wink* -- The

Torak -- I told you, you write like a school boy. -- The Expatriate

Lady Fern -- We do enjoy being on top, but something tells me that the Sizzling
Sunflower enjoys being on top as much as we do. -- Torak

Lady Fern -- Would it be possible to hide out at the Flower Shoppe?  I didn't mean to
kill the constable! -- Kozak

Lone Soul -- There is much to learn and I enjoy a good education. -- Kozak

Wasted Youth -- That was quite a nice workout.  Maybe we could do it again sometime.
-- Jasker

Scribe -- I thought you were a TP. -- Lankus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THREE was butchered by PRINCE OF LOVE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WEAKNESS vanquished KRULL in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Challenge battle.
KOZAK won victory over LYCURGUS in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
SIZZLING SUNFLOWER savagely defeated BRAIN TUMOUR in a 7 minute Title competition.
FOUR defeated RENDOR QUIL in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
TEALIN SALI bested IRMINSUL in a action packed 1 minute veteran's competition.
LENA KORIL slimly lost to OUTCAST ORCHID in a action packed 6 minute expert's duel.
SALINA REES was vanquished by HARSH HAWTHORN in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
ONE viciously subdued FAT LIP in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
SIGISMUND demolished TWO in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
APPLE was bested by LANKUS in a popular 1 minute veteran vs. amateur upset battle.
TWO handily defeated TORTURING TULIP in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
OLLIE QUONSHAM lost to WASTED YOUTH in a 2 minute bout.
AESCHYLUS was bested by JASKER in a 4 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.
NERO was devastated by ANASTRIANNA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LONE SOUL was defeated by ZOUM LA BOUSE in a 5 minute bout.
HATED MAN subdued LE CITOYEN in a 1 minute novice's bout.
SLOTHFUL was beaten by JANAFIN in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
BUMBLE slimly won victory over MAD MAGNOLIA in a 2 minute novice's contest.
MICSELLO overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DIOCLETIAN savagely defeated FINLOCK in a dull 8 minute bloody beginner's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  33 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  29 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  0      42  |

Turn 251 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  6         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          19  10  0   91 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  FOUR 3964                  11   3  0   78 ZERO (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HAWTHORN 3960         9   4  0   54 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   SIGISMUND 3928              8   6  2   53 THE GENTILES (400)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LENA KORIL 3495.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LENA KORIL 3495.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONE 3961, FOUR 3964, 
4026, HARSH HAWTHORN 3960, and AESCHYLUS 3952.

The least popular fighter this week was FINLOCK 4028.  The other ten least popular 
4037, NERO 3945, TORTURING TULIP 3974, TWO 3962, LYCURGUS 3929, KRULL 4024, and 

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TONNELLE 3634 (30-20-2)               11  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
BRAIN TUMOR 2584 (31-16-0)             6  3  1         OTTO'S PARTS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANASTASIUS 3867 (7-2-2)                3  3  0         DARQUE AGES          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IRMINSUL 3871 (7-4-1)                  2  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037 (0-0-0)             9  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      
LE CITOYEN 4036 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         BLOOD AND GUTS!      

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NUMBSKULL 2948 (3-2-0)                 8  2  1  DEAD   OTTO'S PARTS         
TRICK SHOULDER 1053 (17-20-1)          7  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
FRACTURED SKULL 2690 (2-4-0)           3  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
PUMPKINHEAD 2451 (1-4-0)               2  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
EVIL EYE 2145 (9-6-0)                  0  2  0         OTTO'S PARTS         
THE FINGER 2254 (1-2-0)                0  2  0         OTTO'S PARTS