DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/02/2012    Duedate: 08/15/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOIS THUG
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3970) [17-14-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOIS THUG                      BACKLASH
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-3970) [17-14-1,110]        (56-4323) [5-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MR THUG                        MR THUG
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3982) [11-15-1,73]         (56-3982) [11-15-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        41
2. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      29      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. THEM (433)                  26      Unchartered Team
4. TREXTRAS (449)              19
5. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          5      TREXTRAS (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TREXTRAS (449)             1   0  0  100   1/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   10  5 1
 2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   563 417 45 57.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       9  6 0
 3/ 2 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    75  64  4 54.0   3/ 4 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    3  2 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      273 253  5 51.9   4/ 5 THEM (433)                3  3 0
 5/ 4 THEM (433)                94  93  9 50.3   5/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3  7 1
 6/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       145 173 25 45.6   6/ 6*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      2  2 0
 7/ 6*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)       7  14  0 33.3   7/ 0*TREXTRAS (449)            1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Lapur:

     Claybank walked along the bank of the stream that watered their pasture and kept
their horses happy.  Except now, when the horses were unhappy and the pasture
withered.  Because there wasn't much water left in the stream.  A few stagnant pools,
and a trickle that flowed.
     Windflower walked beside him.  "The old people here say this is the worst
drought they can remember."
     Claybank grunted, then squatted to check a tuft of... once they had been flowers
of some kind, and grasses.  He touched a blossom that had withered into a tight,
colorless knot.  "This isn't right."
     "Of course it isn't, it's a major drought--"
     He looked up at her.  "I think it's a magical drought."
     She blinked.  "Are you sure?"
     "No.  But I think we should get someone to check on this."
     "Why would anyone aim a drought at US?  We're just one minor team of gladiators,
and serious weather magic is supposed to be HARD."
     He stood and frowned at her impatiently.  "Not just us.  Lapur.  Maybe even the
whole Charter Cities.  We should send word to Dullens and Morya, see if THEY have a
drought condition, too."
     "Even Rocanis.  Maybe Trocar and Xochithlan--"
     Claybank curled his lip scornfully.  "Them.  Who cares about them?"
     "Well, they could be part of the problem," Windflower pointed out.  "And they
might be part of the solution.  We can't fight a magical drought.  We don't know how.
But we can find shamans or magicians to do it, and if their places are being burned
up, too, they aren't as likely to charge a lot to fix it."

Rocanis:

     They waited until the messenger from Lapur had left.  There was no need to be
rude, after all.  But there was also no need to discuss the issue.  Gaston Ipps, who
was the senior member of the team now that Chebob Erle had died, looked around at his
teammates.  "We're city people," he said.  "Not nomads riding around on the plain.
We've got a river here in Rocanis.  The drought isn't our problem."
     "Damned right," Gerhart Ervin said.  "I'm sorry as hell for those people, but
we've got problems of our own to deal with."

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                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
Warriors.
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be
more."

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
detected.
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
added.
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
easy."
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:
     Bubbaganoosh
     Grimm
     Khisanth

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     All Hail Rocanis!  Greatest arena in all the land!  I, Tam Tam, am still
most excited to be top thug at this time.  A bloody turn last round for the I.F.
Troops.  Somewhat gitting as we approach 1000 fights.  Is there a prize for
that?  Ah yes, well best of luck to you all, less of course it's vs the
Inconsistant Fury.

                         Tam Tam Ka'Blam

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ROCANIS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with DROXINE?  She 
actually beat MIDDLE WAY 20's DENNA FEYL, and walked away with 19 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at TREXTRAS while they watched DROXINE clobber DENNA 
FEYL.  She lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Apparently ROCANIS isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The 
Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  I'm sure ROCANIS is excited about 
LOIS THUG, the new Duelmaster from STRAIGHT UP THUG.  (remember?)  But when you've 
seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOIS THUG 3970               17  14  1   110       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POW! 4170                     8   1  0   117       THEM (433)
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287          11   6  2   102       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  11  0    88       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262         17  12  2    86       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272           15   7  0    82       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 WHOMP 4218                   15   8  0    80       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR THUG 3982                 11  15  1    73       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 GERHART ERVIN 4309            5   4  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             4   1  2    43       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KULGAN 4268                   8  15  2    41       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 4323                 5   0  0    32       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-KASPAR 4285                   5   2  3    30       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 GASTON IPPS 4306              4   7  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 THUD! 4269                    3   5  0    28       THEM (433)
 MERVIN OLDES 4326             3   4  1    27       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FRANKIE TOO 4305              7   5  0    26       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROXINE 4298                  1   0  0    19       TREXTRAS (449)
 KRAIT 4344                    1   0  0    13       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345             3   0  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SNAKE BITE 4343               0   1  0    11       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-JIM DASHER 4319               0   1  0     7       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-BORRIC 4308                   1   3  0     6       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 DENNA FEYL 4350               1   1  0     4       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HIKA SUGAR 4349               1   1  0     4       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JANICA WOLFE 4341       1  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279     563   
CHEBOB ERLE 4234       17 21 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262  563   
BYE 4342                0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   NAIRON                565  NONE
SLAM! 4318              1  1 0 THEM 433             ARENAMASTER AMEL      565  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chebob Erle -- It's a dangerous job I've planted an apple tree near your grave. --
Tam Tam

Priest of Myter -- A day of retribution perhaps?  Give me a ring. -- Moe, trying to
invent AC, Meltingtooth

Merum Oldes -- How about that - Drunks? -- Linkin Logger

Kulgan -- I'll try something different next time--maybe. -- Frankie Too

Draken-Korin -- Oh oh ouch wait--I shall be revenged. -- Ghost of Janica Wolfe

Linkin Logger -- You're so totally inconsistent, it's maddening! -- Mervin Oldes

Kulgan -- It's probably because the Commission keeps calling you a dwarf.  That would
be enough to put anyone off their stroke. -- Gerhart Ervin

Kaspar -- You aren't helping my record any, you know!  I'd think you might feel a
little generosity or something, since I'm keeping us out of what promises to be a
real MESS of an adventure. -- Gaston Ipps
P.S.  Not even any skills for me!  Bummer.

And two standbys defeated.  Works for us. -- Ferria Hough and Denna Feyl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLAM! was butchered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was killed by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
TAM TAM KA'BLAM was demolished by LOIS THUG in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MOE FROSTTOOTH bested LOVEABLE LARRY in a popular 4 minute contest.
WHOMP savagely defeated MR THUG in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome master's match.
LINKIN LOGGER overpowered PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GERHART ERVIN devastated KULGAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FRANCIS THUG handily defeated MERVIN OLDES in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
FRANKIE TOO was outlasted by BACKLASH in a dull 13 minute duel.
THUD! overpowered HIKA SUGAR in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
GASTON IPPS overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DENNA FEYL was viciously subdued by DROXINE in a crowd pleasing 6 minute conflict.
FERRIA HOUGH luckily beat SNAKE BITE in a 3 minute brawl.
KRAIT overpowered TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  4      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  18 -  0      22  |

Turn 565 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      LOIS THUG 3970             17  14  1  110 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
AIMED BLOW       MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287        11   6  2  102 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVEABLE LARRY 3981        19  11  0   88 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
WALL OF STEEL    TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262       17  12  2   86 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  LINKIN LOGGER 4272         15   7  0   82 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   GERHART ERVIN 4309          5   4  0   51 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MR THUG 3982.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MR THUG 3982.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, 
DROXINE 4298, DENNA FEYL 4350, SNAKE BITE 4343, WHOMP 4218, FRANCIS THUG 3986, THUD! 
4269, LOIS THUG 3970, LINKIN LOGGER 4272, and GERHART ERVIN 4309.

The least popular fighter this week was FRANKIE TOO 4305.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BACKLASH 4323, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, KULGAN 4268, LOVEABLE LARRY 
3981, TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, HIKA SUGAR 4349, BYE 4342, SLAM! 4318, KRAIT 4344, and 
GASTON IPPS 4306.