DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/29/2009    Duedate: 06/11/2009

COLLUSION COVE ARENA

DM-60    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIKI
SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
(60-8261) [8-2-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIKI                           DRAVENDER
SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)     PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
(60-8261) [8-2-0,111]          (60-7655) [4-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAMANTHA HAIN                  VIKI
EX OBLIVIONE (502)             SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
(60-6335) [20-22-0,88]         (60-8261) [8-2-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ANDORIA (645)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)  36
2. HIT ME WITH... (503)        27      DEATH STUDS XII (602)
3. RED DOG GANG (476)          26      Unchartered Team
4. EX OBLIVIONE (502)          20
5. ANDORIA (645)                8      PHILANTHROPISTS (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)   184 116  8 61.3   1/ 2 ANDORIA (645)             5  2 1
 2/ 2 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     75  50  5 60.0   2/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (594)     5  4 0
 3/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  56  53  3 51.4   3/ 0 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        3  2 1
 4/ 3 ANDORIA (645)             45  44  3 50.6   4/ 1 RED DOG GANG (476)        3 12 0
 5/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (594)      8   9  0 47.1   5- 5 ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)    2  0 0
 6/ 5 HIT ME WITH... (503)     116 159  6 42.2   6/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  2  0 0
 7/ 0 EX OBLIVIONE (502)        63  95  6 39.9   7/ 4 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     1  2 0
 8/ 6 RED DOG GANG (476)       387 636  5 37.8   8/ 6 HIT ME WITH... (503)      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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 618): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 620): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 614): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 616): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 602): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 600): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 591): SLOWGO of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 481): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 448): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 618): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 620): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 614): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 616): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): SANGUIS MORI (Azaziel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 602): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 600): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 591): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 481): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 448): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 211): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 401): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): I'M HISTORY et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 617): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 619): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 615): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                       (turn 467): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to RED DOG GANG, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the ANDORIA stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for SHMEGMA, who flew up 
27 points in the rankings after mashing SAMANTHA HAIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  CLOUDGAZER 
lost to LITTLE BIG DOG and drops 18 points.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the 
laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  ACIDULOUS did not fight this week so his 
title was forfeit.  In front of all the crowds, VIKI took the Duelmaster's crown for 
his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, 
so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of BB BULLY BOY, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  GHOTI of ANDORIA had better have a good reason for challenging 
down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought GHOTI showed great skill and 
promise when he bested BB BULLY BOY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in COLLUSION COVE 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be 
the world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta 
la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIKI 8261                     8   2  0   111       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHMEGMA 8502                 15  19  1    95       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-EQUIPOLLENT 8492             15   7  1    95       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)
-KENNELWORTH 8701             12   8  1    92       ANDORIA (645)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMANTHA HAIN 6335           20  22  0    88       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868       20   9  1    86       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-HARUSPEX 8559                13   3  0    77       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANAGER 8697                 12   9  0    66       ANDORIA (645)
 PERFECT SNOTLING 8403         5   2  0    62       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 LITTLE BIG DOG 8355          10   8  0    60       RED DOG GANG (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAVENDER 7655                4   1  0    57       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDGAZER 7349               8   6  0    48       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 IMOTO-CHAN 7350               7   7  1    47       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 FLUMMAX 8193                  9  17  0    44       RED DOG GANG (476)
 LASSIE 8194                   8  18  0    42       RED DOG GANG (476)
 ATALAN 7656                   2   5  0    42       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
-SANCTIMONIOUS 8627            4   2  0    38       ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOTI 8700                    5   5  1    33       ANDORIA (645)
 JRK 8699                      2   9  1    24       ANDORIA (645)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOKRUG 8711                   1   0  1    20       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 LIAM SILVERMANE 8712          1   0  0    15       EX OBLIVIONE (502)
 BB BULLY BOY 8477             2   8  0    14       RED DOG GANG (476)
-ETAN FROCK 7658               1   0  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TANKESH 8709            1  1 0 ANDORIA 645          BOKRUG 8711           469   
BLUE ICE 8578          12 14 0 HIT ME WITH... 503   APEP 8615             465  NONE
OGIER THE DANE 8706     2  2 0 RED DOG GANG 476     JRK 8699              469   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

JRK -- Hmm, there wasn't much to you, once I got a grip. -- Little Big Dog

Ghoti -- Seems fishy to me. -- BB Bully Boy

Atalan -- You think I care about your philanthropy?  Let's see a little disinterested
love of DOGS here. -- Lassie

Dravender -- Oh.  That's it, huh?  Cheeze. -- Flummax

Tankesh -- Anti-dog, I see.  Too bad for you. -- Ogier the Dane

Our congratulations to Acidulous. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang

And a salute to all who participated in the tourney. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang yet
again

Greetings...Colusion Cove?  Seems that things have changed since I was last here.  My
name is Enigma and I am the manager of Ex Oblivione.  I have awoken them from their
slumber so that they may stride the sands once again.  May the song of blood and
steel soar to new heights...

Acidulous -- Same as last time, bub.  Stay, and you can have all the scrod you can
eat--with dipping sauce!  Leave and you're on your own. -- Arenamaster Harkon

4 May 09
Players of Duel 2:

RSI wants to try, in a few arenas, a system that rewards role-play and general arena
involvement.  Our thoughts at this time are as follows, and feedback is earnestly
solicited:

1.  What to reward.
a.  Spotlights--they don't have to be involved and lengthy storylines, and in fact,
my own inclination is to say: anything game related and original (i,e,, not a
reprint), maybe set a minimum length.  I use TOGS here as my model--half a column as
formatted for the newsletter, and we don't judge the quality of the writing (so long
as the editor isn't grossed out), just the intent to make a positive contribution.
b.  A dm column where one is "due."  Again, no judgment on quality of writing, should
be dm-related, and I would say (this is just me) a minimum length of maybe five
lines.
c.  Personals.  More than just "you suck," or "good fight."  How much more doesn't
really concern me, and quality, other than "not offensive to the editor," should not
be an issue.  We don't want to encourage participation and then muzzle it.
d.  It has been suggested that a reward point or two be offered for running a full
team.  We could include this, but my own inclination would be to say that there would
be no points for this, but that those who don't make a clear effort on this
(accidents happen, so maybe something like "when the three-turn total of fights is
below twelve"?) aren't eligible for points on any turn until they get it back up to a
full team.

2.  How to reward it.
a.  We've been thinking nebulously about some kind of point system, obviously, as an
example, say 3 points for a spotlight, 2 for a column, 1 for personals, more points
here for what takes more effort, but some points for any effort.  This is in no way
final!  But some way to keep track of who is contributing and how much, and as non-
subjective as possible; this would be noted as each newsletter would be proofed.  A
way to clearly identify who's sending in what would help, but I can work it out by
referring to the warrior listings if I have to.
b.  But, assuming a point system, do the rewards, whatever they end up being, go to
the player who achieves a certain point total?  Is this calculated per turn, or as a
running total over as many turns as it takes to reach that point?  Or to the player
with the highest total on any given turn?  What about ties?
c.  What do the points get the player?  The current thought is X points gets a free
fight, probably replacing the "Popularity Leader's" free fight in the relevant arena.
That suggests only one player getting a role-play free fight on any given turn.  Is
this enough to encourage the newsletter participation we're hoping for?  Should we
convert "This Week's Favorite" to a role-play free fight also?  Or handle rewards in
some other way entirely?

3.  Where it happens.
The current thought is, try it in four arenas:  one in each region, and one slow
arena.  Who picks the arenas in question?  I'd be inclined to rule out those that are
doing fairly well already (Ardivent, Sunset, Lapur; Arkers, Morya, North Fork), but
is that wise?  Or even fair?  Darned if I know.  Places where it is NOT currently
intended to happen:  Transfer arenas.  Maybe rule out the no-tourney arenas as
current candidates, too?

If this seems to work well enough to be worth the effort, should we consider
extending it to more, eventually to all non-transfer, arenas?

This is not a "someday down the line we might" concept.  We want to do this, and
SOON.  Your feedback would be appreciated, for, against, changes, anything.  You can
email me directly at jputney zianet com (make sure it says DM in the subject line) or
send a diplo to scribe, any arena.

the Scribe

P.S.  Staff members not to be eligible for role-playing free fights.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan

style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
   welcome)
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the

Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

Scoring:
- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

Disputes:
- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

Prizes:
For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18
warrior)!

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.

Tripwire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GHOTI devastated BB BULLY BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JRK slaughtered OGIER THE DANE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VIKI demolished BLACK WIDOW XLIII in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SAMANTHA HAIN was devastated by SHMEGMA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CLOUDGAZER was defeated by LITTLE BIG DOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
ATALAN was devastated by PERFECT SNOTLING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRAVENDER devastated FLUMMAX in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LASSIE was handily defeated by IMOTO-CHAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TANKESH was slaughtered by BOKRUG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIAM SILVERMANE vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  2      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 469 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VIKI 8261                   8   2  0  111 SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
TOTAL PARRY      BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868     20   9  1   86 DEATH STUDS XII (602)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTLE BIG DOG 8355        10   8  0   60 RED DOG GANG (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  DRAVENDER 7655              4   1  0   57 PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAMANTHA HAIN 6335.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VIKI 8261.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHMEGMA 8502, LITTLE 
BIG DOG 8355, PERFECT SNOTLING 8403, GHOTI 8700, DRAVENDER 7655, IMOTO-CHAN 7350, 
BOKRUG 8711, LIAM SILVERMANE 8712, JRK 8699, and CLOUDGAZER 7349.

The least popular fighter this week was TANKESH 8709.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LASSIE 8194, FLUMMAX 8193, ATALAN 7656, SAMANTHA HAIN 6335, BLACK WIDOW 
XLIII 7868, OGIER THE DANE 8706, BB BULLY BOY 8477, CLOUDGAZER 7349, JRK 8699, and 
LIAM SILVERMANE 8712.

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

ACIDULOUS (60-8384) ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (518)