DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/11/2009    Duedate: 09/07/2009

FRATSFA ARENA

DM-52    TURN-260

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IRMINSUL
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
(52-3871) [14-5-1,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IRMINSUL                       JOLLY ROGER
BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)          SEA DOGS (421)
(52-3871) [14-5-1,136]         (52-4092) [5-0-1,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SER JAIME                      LORD JON SNOW
BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)           BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
(52-3578) [7-9-0,47]           (52-3580) [11-8-4,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE UNDEAD II (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          54
2. SEA DOGS (421)              42      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          35      Unchartered Team
4. WATCH OUT! (391)            26
5. BLEAKER LEGION (411)        20      THE UNDEAD II (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE UNDEAD II (423)       11   4  1 73.3   1/ 3*THE UNDEAD II (423)      11  4 1
 2/ 2 WATCH OUT! (391)          46  21  1 68.7   2/ 4 WATCH OUT! (391)         10  5 0
 3/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       527 317 16 62.4   3/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        9  4 1
 4- 5 FIRE INC. (394)           51  31  2 62.2   4/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        9  5 1
 5/ 3*SEA DOGS (421)            15  10  1 60.0   5/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  6 0
 6/ 7 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    114  87  5 56.7   6/ 2*SEA DOGS (421)            7  8 1
 7/ 6 THE ORDER (412)           29  25  5 53.7   7/ 6 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      5  5 1
 8- 8 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      72  65  5 52.6   8/13 BLEAKER LEGION (411)      4  6 0
 9/10 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       299 275 14 52.1   9/ 9 THE ORDER (412)           4 10 1
10/ 0 PYROMANIA (184)           85  81  4 51.2  10- 8 FIRE INC. (394)           3  2 0
11/ 9 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      45  43  9 51.1  11-10 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      2  3 0
12/11 BLEAKER LEGION (411)      24  29  1 45.3  12-11*DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)    2  3 0
13-12 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)       100 123  0 44.8  13-14 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        2  8 0
14-13*DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)     2   3  0 40.0  14/ 0 PYROMANIA (184)           1  4 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[ The Andorian Succession #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon heaved a sigh of relief when his feet touched firm ground again, and he
didn't care if Fandil heard him or not.  He had been afraid--no, he was afraid now.
In the tree, he had been terrified.  Of falling.  Of failing.
     The old mage gripped his arm, held one hand to his mouth briefly to signal
silence, and then pulled him away from the ravine, deeper into the forest.  Higher up
the mountain.
     After several minutes of silent walking, or at least walking without speech,
Elosjon figured he could risk speech.  "What about Redbud?" he whispered.
     "We keep going," Fandil said.  "She may, probably will, be fine.  And she's
doing a necessary job so that we can go forward and do a different and even more
necessary job.  Let us not waste her efforts."
     "Right, right.  The magician at Mountain Home."  He hesitated.  "I could be
wrong about Mountain Home.  I only have the word of Herlas of Zensu and he's, well,
his reputation isn't exactly--"
     "I feel sure that you ARE correct," Fandil said.  "All my instincts tell me so.
We will find an answer up there on the mountain.  If we get there soon enough."
     Elosjon was silent for several minutes, trying to work that out.  Finally he
said, "Soon enough?"
     "Eh?"  Fandil brought his thoughts back from a great distance.  "Oh, certainly.
That magician has a plan in progress.  Now, plans are like snow on a mountain:  They
build up and build up, and suddenly they reach the point where they become an
avalanche.  Building pressure can be dealt with, but once you have an avalanche, all
you can do is try to survive until it's over.  If we can reach our opponent before
his plan becomes an avalanche, we can--probably--stop him.  After... we can only hope
to pick up the pieces."
     "Oh."  Elosjon stared into the darkness, not total darkness because some moon-
and starlight filtered through the trees, and thought about that as he walked.  This
old man, who had been a magician for longer than he, Elosjon, had been alive was
messing up all his preconceived notions of what it actually meant to be a magician.
There seemed to be a lot more luck, and a lot more responsibility, involved than he
had expected.  He wasn't sure he could handle it.  That thought made him pause.  Was
he going to give up, then?  No!  He would do his best, the very best that was in him
and maybe just a little more, and either he would survive the effort or he wouldn't.
But no quitting.  It was almost a relief to make up his mind like that.
     The path they were following came out of the trees into an open area.  A ghost
town, abandoned buildings, overgrown yards, a rutted street.  Elosjon stopped.  "This
used to be the village of Mountain Home," he said.
     Fandil stopped beside him and looked around.  "Odd," he muttered, sniffing the
air.  "There's something here, or has been recently."
     "What?  And how can you tell?"  The younger mage sniffed too.  It smelled like
an animal's den, a little.  Maybe fading.  And something else.  Sulfur?  Recognition
came with a cold chill down his spine.  "A demon?"
     "In general terms, yes.  I think so.  Something from that neighborhood, anyway."
Fandil was silent for a moment, his head cocked as though to listen.
     Elosjon listened, too, but the only sounds he heard were made by the wind
rustling the brush and tapping on the roofs.  Unless there was something he was
missing?  He listened harder, so hard that his ears rang with the silence.  If there
was a real sound, he wasn't hearing it.
     "Not here now," Fandil said.
     "If there was something, what would we hear?"
     "Depends on WHAT there was, but... scratching.  Clicking.  Maybe grumbles.
Which way is the castle from here?  We should go on before the 'watchdog' returns."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): KIANA TOM of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): FLOORMAT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): KETTELMAN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 575): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): THOMAS WIGLE of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): MERCURY SABLE of OUT OF THIS WORLD (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): Z GLADIATORS (Mr. Z, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 625): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 613): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 614): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 610): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 609): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 607): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 576): MEDAL OF HONOOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 567): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 558): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 259): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 457): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 213): OUT OF THIS WORLD, (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 510): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 312): PEARL HARBOR of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
               (turn 311): ZIP of Z GLADIATORZ (Mr. Z, mgr.)
                           CONUNDRUM of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 624): CARMEN ELECTRA of GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Weasel, mgr.)
                               PUPPY LOVE of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               BUTTER BURRO of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 625): GEORGE FOREMUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
                          MUN OVER BOARD of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 612): SEREPHIM of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 608): GUT BUSTER of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 606): STONE COLD of WRESTLEMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 574): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I should be celebrating...  I'm on the throne again, and I came back on my two
feet from the tournament... and yet... yet... it's a day of mourning: our valiant
Champion, Whirling Zone, started unproxied 4-1, only to get butchered on turn 6.  He
will be missed.  With a heavy heart, I will take the charge of Champion.  May he rest
in peace.

Irminsul.

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to FRATSFA once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
FLOWER GIRLS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and 
too little dodging gave SEA DOGS a 2-3-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down. 
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
BLEAKER LEGION's 8th moved them up to 2-3-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well OTTO'S PARTS 
moved up 4, to 3rd.  What's with SAVAGE SNOWBALL?  She actually beat THE ORDER's 
JASKER, and walked away with 29 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at BRONZE 
KNIGHTS.  SER JAIME lost 9 points to JOLLY ROGER.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  
Maybe SER JAIME will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster Bloodfeuded 
THE ORDER's LANKUS?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  LANKUS 
was reminded on the sands why IRMINSUL is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, BLOOD AND GUTS!!  In 
my day, no team with a 112-85-5 would scare me off!  What's the problem, OTTO'S 
PARTS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, LORD JON 
SNOW!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  SKELETON of THE 
UNDEAD II knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged SER LORAS TYRELL of BRONZE KNIGHTS 
who is up by 20.  Now was this a wise move?  SKELETON perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he was beat by SER LORAS TYRELL and ended up with 8 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  JASKER, with his forgettable 6-5-2,  was slain by SAVAGE 
SNOWBALL in a forgettable match.  THE ORDER didn't seem to mind very much.  LANKUS 
larned his lesson (IRMINSUL taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im 
fight any BLOOD AND GUTS! members with the same gusto.  SER PODRICK PAYNE was plum 
wore out after GRUNTLE pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BRONZE KNIGHTS'll have to 
get a little better before going after GRUNTLE again!  Here's some advice:  study 
your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
FRATSFA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                14   5  1   136       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUMBSKULL 2948                6   2  1   121       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            25  12  0   119       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        14  17  0   118       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            8   1  0   105       WATCH OUT! (391)
 LORD JON SNOW 3580           11   8  4   101       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          19   7  1   100       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840             12   3  0    95       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          13  15  2    93       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SER VON DARKMOOR 3697        12   9  1    90       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          13   4  0    85       WATCH OUT! (391)
-RENDOR QUIL 3497             19  26  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 NOT SO HOT 2076              10  12  1    78       PYROMANIA (184)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974         12   8  1    73       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        5   2  0    69       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRE WALL 3876               11   6  0    68       FIRE INC. (394)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LANKUS 4025                   8   3  1    66       THE ORDER (412)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            7   2  0    66       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 JOLLY ROGER 4092              5   0  1    66       SEA DOGS (421)
 SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742       7   5  0    58       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-LORD DAVOS 3577              15  12  0    57       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SER GALAD 3714               13   7  0    56       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
-SPARK 3875                   12   5  0    55       FIRE INC. (394)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085          3   2  1    55       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HATED MAN 4021                8   3  1    51       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              7   4  1    51       THE ORDER (412)
 MELOPHOBIA 3836               5   6  0    50       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SALINA REES 3546             11  16  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SER JAIME 3578                7   9  0    47       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 FAT LIP 3791                  7  10  0    47       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TWO 4039                      5   3  1    44       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      7   8  2    42       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         8  11  1    38       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103           3   1  0    37       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SMOLDER 3908                  7   4  1    33       FIRE INC. (394)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               5   1  0    32       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             6   5  0    29       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 451 DEGREES 2415              5   2  0    29       PYROMANIA (184)
 SHADOW 4110                   3   0  0    26       THE UNDEAD II (423)
-INFERNO 3906                  7   4  0    25       FIRE INC. (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOUL 4106                    3   0  1    22       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 FLAME THROWER 2416            3   4  0    22       PYROMANIA (184)
 CROW'S NEST GUY 4095          2   3  0    22       SEA DOGS (421)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 4   7  0    19       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 GRUNTLE 4126                  1   1  0    18       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 HELLFIRE 2565                 3   3  0    14       PYROMANIA (184)
 LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141             1   0  0    13       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SER SLAM 4115                 1   0  0    11       DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)
-SCORCH 4104                   1   0  0    10       FIRE INC. (394)
 ZOMBIE 4107                   3   0  0     9       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 SER PODRICK PAYNE 4102        2   1  1     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 SKELETON 4108                 1   2  0     8       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 HOT STUFF 4136                1   0  0     6       PYROMANIA (184)
-SER SLOTH 4113                1   0  0     5       DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)
 WRAITH 4128                   1   1  0     4       THE UNDEAD II (423)
-URSILA RILVAR 4105            0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-LORD SLITHER 4112             0   1  0     1       DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)
 AREOPOLITE 4138               0   1  0     1       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 MAPPO 4135                    0   1  0     1       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-SER SLAB 4114                 0   1  0     1       DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)
-SER SLIP 4111                 0   1  0     1       DESOLATE KNIGHTS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JILL 4084               1  2 0 BLEAKER LEGION 411   SER PODRICK PAYN 4102 257  JUST REVENGED
LE CITOYEN 4036         4  4 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  LANKUS 4025           259  JUST REVENGED
HARSH HAWTHORN 3960    11  7 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189     LORD JON SNOW 3580    256  NOT REVENGED
LENA KORIL 3495        20 25 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351     LORD JON SNOW 3580    259   
OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570     4 12 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351     JOLLY ROGER 4092      259   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GIANT OVERBOARD 4140    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 421         SPYMASTER             260  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4139      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 421         DEFLOWERED FERN       260  NONE
PARROT TAMER 4093       2  3 0 SEA DOGS 421         GHOUL 4106            260   
JASKER 4026             6  5 2 THE ORDER 412        SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085  260   
KRULL 4024              4  7 0 THE ORDER 412        PASSIONATE PUMPK      260  NONE
SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839     7  6 1 WATCH OUT! 391       NUMBSKULL 2948        259   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, my!  Now I didn't see anything wrong with that Hamstring, Crip!  He sure seemed
to know all the right things to do to sweep a gal off her feet.  Whoooeeeeyyy! --
Outcast Orchid

Jasker -- Oooooh.  Did I hurt itsy bitsy widdle you?  Visit me at The Flower Shoppe
and let me make it all better. lovey dovey and all.  (wink) -- Gloating Gardenia

Rat Catcher -- Haven't we had the fun playing around these last two rounds?  When are
you going to make an honest woman of me? -- Caustic Crocus (giggling)

Sinistrophobia -- How could you do that to me?  Just wait until I get you in a bed at
The Flower Shoppe.  You will love the pain! -- Torturing Tulip

Congratulations to Irminsul, a fine Duelmaster of Fratsfa. -- Lady Fern

Le Pentarque -- We've been missing you at The Shoppe.  You need your fun and games,
you know.  (wink) -- Lady Fern

Irminsul is my new Champion!  Tough day with the departure of the knacky-to-the-death
Whirling Zone... We shall overcome! -- Le Pentarque.

Condolences to OAB for his challenging dm52 tournament... -- Le P.

Toker -- I don't know what's going on but two out of the last three turns, my
personals have not been printed.  I guess Hal is mad at me.  I declare and Slothful
is my Scout and Wasted Youth is my Champion.  I wrote a story, typed it even, but it
vanished as well and I'm not going to write another.  I missed the first turn.  I
won't miss another.  See you on the sands. -- The Expatriate

     All -- Apologies for the missed personals and spots.  They all should
     be caught up now.  It's not Hal's fault, it's a staff issue, and we will
     be more dutiful in the future. -- RSI

     Easy for YOU to say! -- the backup typist

Le Pentarque -- "Frequentation?"  Interesting word. -- The Expatriate

Wasby -- Patrick is slightly retarded, no wonder he didn't teach my warrior anything.
-- The Expatriate

Ser Podrick Payne -- Another cheap date. -- Slothful

Whirling Zone -- Wasn't expecting you, lucky for you. -- Hated Man

Ghoul -- The undead should not be that fast. -- Gruntle

All -- Since my team's champion died at the Face-to-Face, I declare Jolly Roger to be
the new champion of the Sea Dogs. -- One Armed Bandit

All -- Hello.  Back in the saddle again after a very long absence.  I'll be seeing
you on the sands. -- Marma Duke, mgr. Pyromania

Lord Jon Snow -- I suppose I might have expected that.  This is why Jorja doesn't
like contests that reward killing. -- disgruntled ghost of Lena Koril

Phobophobia -- Listen, I'm going to lurk in dark allies and moan at you. -- Rendor
Quil

Ser Aerys Oakheart -- May you get carpenter ants and powder-post beetles. -- Salina
Rees

Jolly Roger -- Go ahead, laugh.  We'll remember you. -- Ghost of Ollie Quonsham

Crow's Nest Guy -- Don't the crows object? -- Ursila Rilvar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRULL was butchered by PASSIONATE PUMPKIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was barely slain by DEFLOWERED FERN in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
GIANT OVERBOARD was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
IRMINSUL devastated LANKUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided Bloodfeud Title contest.
GRUNTLE subdued SER PODRICK PAYNE in a 4 minute amateur's Bloodfeud competition.
BRAIN TUMOUR unbelievably bested LORD JON SNOW in a 6 minute master's Challenge fight.
ANASTRIANNA was viciously subdued by GLOATING GARDENIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SER JAIME was vanquished by JOLLY ROGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SER AERYS OAKHEART narrowly defeated MELOPHOBIA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WASTED YOUTH lost to TWO in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
SAVAGE SNOWBALL executed JASKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SLOTHFUL was defeated by SHADOW in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GHOUL easily killed PARROT TAMER in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge contest.
SKELETON was devastated by SER LORAS TYRELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
WRAITH was handily defeated by CROW'S NEST GUY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
OUTCAST ORCHID overpowered NOT SO HOT in a 2 minute uneven struggle.
NOVERCAPHOBIA handily defeated ZOUM LA BOUSE in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
PULLED HAMSTRING overpowered TORTURING TULIP in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
NUMBSKULL savagely defeated SINISTROPHOBIA in a 2 minute veteran's match.
PHOBOPHOBIA devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FAT LIP vanquished FLAME THROWER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HATED MAN overcame 451 DEGREES in a 2 minute duel.
RUNNY NOSE overcame HELLFIRE in a popular 1 minute contest.
CAUSTIC CROCUS outlasted THE HONEST MERCHANT in a slow 16 minute fight.
ZOMBIE unbelievably bested AREOPOLITE in a dull 6 minute novice's match.
HOT STUFF defeated MAPPO in a 2 minute novice's bout.
LOCKIOPHOBIA vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  13 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  30 -  5      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     35 -  38 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  35 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  36 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 260 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       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  IRMINSUL 3871              14   5  1  136 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
SLASHING ATTACK  NUMBSKULL 2948              6   2  1  121 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          25  12  0  119 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
LUNGING ATTACK   LORD JON SNOW 3580         11   8  4  101 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
WALL OF STEEL    OUTCAST ORCHID 3870        19   7  1  100 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   LANKUS 4025                 8   3  1   66 THE ORDER (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SER JAIME 3578.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LORD JON SNOW 3580.  The ten other most popular fighters were NUMBSKULL 2948, 
GLOATING GARDENIA 4083, NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837, NOT SO HOT 2076, HATED MAN 4021, MAN 
OVERBOARD 4139, GRUNTLE 4126, MELOPHOBIA 3836, TWO 4039, and IRMINSUL 3871.

The least popular fighter this week was CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZOMBIE 4107, LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141, 451 DEGREES 2415, FLAME THROWER 
2416, TORTURING TULIP 3974, WRAITH 4128, SKELETON 4108, PARROT TAMER 4093, JASKER 
4026, and WASTED YOUTH 4019.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IRMINSUL (52-3871) BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes