DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/14/2012    Duedate: 09/10/2012

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-254

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUN RAY
SUPER STARS (629)
(73-5490) [12-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUN RAY                        LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH
SUPER STARS (629)              POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
(73-5490) [12-2-0,102]         (73-5857) [7-1-1,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STUB BULL                      DRUGS
THE BULLS (43)                 THREE BLIND VICES (660)
(73-5485) [8-18-0,78]          (73-5767) [6-1-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SUPER STARS (629)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         58
2. RYAN'S SHOWS (676)          44      GASHOUSE GANG (622)
3. THE FLYING FISHES (695)     23      Unchartered Team
4. GASHOUSE GANG (622)         22
5. MONGOL HORDE (658)          15      CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)     6   0  0  100   1/ 1 SUPER STARS (629)        12  1 0
 2/ 4*KIWI CONNECTION V (644)    2   0  0  100   2/ 2 GASHOUSE GANG (622)      11  0 0
 3- 5 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       33   4  1 89.2   3/ 4 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       8  2 5
 4/ 1*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)    8   1  1 88.9   4- 3 WAY BACK WHEN (659)       5  0 0
 5- 6 FIRST DATE (637)          12   2  0 85.7   5/10 PALINDROMES (693)         5  1 1
 6/ 0*THREE BLIND VICES (660)    6   1  1 85.7   6/ 8 MONGOL HORDE (658)        5  3 1
 7/ 7 GASHOUSE GANG (622)       33   7  3 82.5   7/13 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       5  9 0
 8/ 8 SUPER STARS (629)         52  14  3 78.8   8/ 7 THE BULLS (43)            4  2 0
 9- 9 AIR CANADA (635)          29   8  0 78.4   9- 5 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      4  2 0
10/10 MONGOL HORDE (658)        57  20  3 74.0  10/ 9*KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)   4  3 0
11/12*KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)   10   4  0 71.4  11- 6 SAMURAI LORDS (75)        4  6 0
12/11 SUE'S BOYS (632)          56  25  4 69.1  12/16*CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)    3  0 0
13-13 SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)      25  12  1 67.6  13/14*POOR COMBINATIONS (665)   3  1 1
14/14 THE BULLS (43)           193 102 10 65.4  14/20*KIWI CONNECTION V (644)   2  0 0
15-15 BASH BROS TELEPHON (694)  31  19  0 62.0  15-15 FIRST DATE (637)          2  0 0
16/17 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      422 332 37 56.0  16-11 AIR CANADA (635)          2  1 0
17/ 3*DUMB STUFF (443)           1   1  0 50.0  17/ 0 THE FLYING FISHES (695)   2  3 0
18/ 0*WHISKEY (671)              1   1  0 50.0  18/21*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)        2  3 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)      170 178  5 48.9  19/18 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   2  4 0
20/19 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)   66  74  1 47.1  20/12 SUE'S BOYS (632)          2  5 0
21/20 PALINDROMES (693)         92 105  7 46.7  21/ 0*THREE BLIND VICES (660)   1  0 0
22/ 0 THE FLYING FISHES (695)   37  47  4 44.0  22/19*DUMB STUFF (443)          1  1 0
23/22*RYAN'S SHOWS (676)         3   4  0 42.9  23/22 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)  0  3 0
24-21 SAMURAI LORDS (75)        21  30  0 41.2  24/ 0*COCKTAILOPOLY (669)       0  1 0
25/23 THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)  23  48  3 32.4  25/ 0*WHISKEY (671)             0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        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

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

                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 302): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 299): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 253): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 68): MORIS NAHR of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 251): MAD CAT of INSP GADGETS MINIONS (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 351): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 302): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 299): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 283): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 276): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 253): BASH BROS CABLE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 68): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 251): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Off to retirement.  A very nice run, but Assur has no plans for my future.  My career
has been an odd one, with Assur kicking me out of North Fork to make room for a new
team for the current Turf War.  The commission rates me as:
     11(2)-13(2)-13-15(2)-21(2)-9-11(1) L, Good Endurance, Great Damage.
     Skills: 26/12/20/12/22(+3)/19 (53 learns in 28FE, 9 trains in 10FE)
     Faves: VH/VH LO

My tourney record was a most unimpressive single tourney at the maximum FE allowed
for the tourney.  Not that I expect my results would have been significantly better,
but perhaps I could have at least done better than .500.

And on that note, I am off to the Dark Arena to test my mettle against one of the
monsters.  I've heard the resurrection process is painful, but I'm the kind of guy
that'll try anything once, so losing will give me an experience that few get to have!

Farewell,

Boob

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ERINIKA.  I don't wanna hurt anybody's 
feelings or anything, but BASH BROS TELEPHONE really goofed with their 0-0-0.  MIDDLE 
WAY 18 like really fought hard to move up to 7th from 13th.  Way to go!  What was the 
name of that team who got 4-1-1 this turn for a total 422-332-37 you ask?  (Sure)  
WORLDWIDE GORE's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for HUNGARY HIPPO? 
WORLDWIDE GORE's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  SUN STROKE's match with CONVICTED ASSASSIN cost it a 
loss of 24 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  
ELAYA knows this.  He was Dark Arena Challenged by the Duelmaster.  This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  BOOB stopped ELAYA dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  FOUND IN THE SAND was ERINIKA's 
most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
THE BULLS' been avoiding FOUND IN THE SAND so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Can FOUND IN THE SAND's FRISBEE be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  People were asking me did DUM BULL REALLY 
challenge FRISBEE?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but FRISBEE wants me to write about it since he was 
bested by DUM BULL.  Satisfied?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  BOOB returns from the Dark Arena, maybe 
a "little upset" at his PALINDROMES teammates...  What a bummer!  WENDY VINE got 
wasted by KHAN KISSEDADOOR!  But with a 6-8-0, I guess MIDDLE WAY 18 aren't too 
bummed.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN RAY 5490                 12   2  0   102       SUPER STARS (629)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEN ROTHLESBURGER 5504       14   4  0   118       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-HINES WARD 5505              16   2  0   116       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-KENNY CHESNEY 5517           14   5  0   116       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-CHAKA KHAN 5760              13   4  0   115       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-CARPENTER 5553               13   2  1   113       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-BEER KHAN 5755               17   6  1   112       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-DEATHFROMABOVE 5766           9   1  0   111       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-GRIFFON 5523                 11   2  0   105       AIR CANADA (635)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-SUN LIGHT 5489               13   2  1   102       SUPER STARS (629)
-SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-KITTY 5765                   13   1  0   100       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
-BUTTERFLIES 5535             12   2  0   100       FIRST DATE (637)
-POP KHAN 5757                 9   2  0   100       MONGOL HORDE (658)
-BRAD PAISLEY 5520            11   5  1    99       SUE'S BIG BOYS (634)
-SAM THE SHAFT 5762           11   2  1    99       WAY BACK WHEN (659)
 JEROME BETTIS 5501           12   6  1    94       SUE'S BOYS (632)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
-BUSY 6088                     8   2  0    91       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERCULES 5525                13   4  0    86       AIR CANADA (635)
 DUM BULL 5669                16   2  0    81       THE BULLS (43)
 STUB BULL 5485                8  18  0    78       THE BULLS (43)
 PRODIGAL SUN 5851             7   0  0    78       SUPER STARS (629)
-SUN TZU 5488                  9   4  1    77       SUPER STARS (629)
 LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH 5857      7   1  1    76       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
 FRISBEE 3098                 14  13  0    74       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 SUN STROKE 5486              11   4  1    74       SUPER STARS (629)
 KHAN D. DATE 5756            13   4  0    73       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 ROLEN 5422                    7   0  0    69       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL 5502      10   8  2    68       SUE'S BOYS (632)
 BURIED TREASURE 4264         13  12  0    67       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAJOR BRADBURY 5879           6   0  0    66       CANADIAN WHISKEY (670)
 EDMONDS 5420                  6   2  0    65       GASHOUSE GANG (622)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRALISSA LOON 5939            9   9  0    51       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-LEVIATHAN 6008                4   4  1    50       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
-SEA KING 5524                 5   1  0    45       AIR CANADA (635)
 NEANDERTHAL 6009              6  24  1    43       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 DRUGS 5767                    6   1  1    42       THREE BLIND VICES (660)
-ORCA 6005                     5   3  0    40       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
 KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838         2   4  1    40       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 TIGER SHARK 6109              9   7  1    39       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 STINGRAY 6111                 7  10  0    35       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
-PUJOLS 5424                   5   2  1    35       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
 PERTH 6001                    5   0  0    35       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALITHA SEALE 5959            7   4  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
-STATIC 6089                   6   4  0    31       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
-NOT IN SERVICE 6086           6   4  0    31       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEACH BUM 4522                2   6  0    28       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
-CANNOT HEAR 6085              7   3  0    27       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
-MAMMOTH 6010                  3   2  0    26       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (686)
-KITABATAKE 774                6   4  0    25       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
-AMAKO 775                     5   5  0    25       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
-DROPPED CALL 6087             4   6  0    25       BASH BROS TELEPHONE (694)
-DR. AWKWARD 6072              3   3  1    25       PALINDROMES (693)
-JIRO 2416                     3   6  0    24       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 RAEMOND PURR 6084             3   0  0    24       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASHMERE 5655                 2   0  0    22       KIWI CONNECTION V (644)
 ORCA 6107                     5   5  1    21       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 WONTON NOT NOW 6069           2   1  0    20       PALINDROMES (693)
 HUNGARY HIPPO 6102            1   0  0    20       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-ISHIKAWA II 2415              5   4  0    19       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 ANNOUNCER BUNNY 5947          1   0  0    17       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 GAWAIN'S WORD 5943            1   0  0    17       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-SNEAKERS 5021                 2   1  0    16       FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
 ENGLISH LEATHER 6100          1   0  1    16       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-CREE 6000                     1   0  0    16       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
 NOT SO SMART 3928             1   1  0    16       DUMB STUFF (443)
 AIRPORT BOMB JOKE 5853        1   0  0    16       POOR COMBINATIONS (665)
-MATSUYA 772                   2   9  0    15       SAMURAI LORDS (75)
 LADY LOVE 5884                1   1  0    14       WHISKEY (671)
 CLIFF HANGER 5946             1   2  0    13       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
 MUD PUPPY 6105                1   1  0    13       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 TURKEY VULTURE 6098           1   0  0    13       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 IT'S A PIG'S WORLD 5948       0   2  0    12       RYAN'S SHOWS (676)
-ACHIL 6004                    3   1  0    10       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
 RASMUS 5940                   1   0  0     9       GASHOUSE GANG (622)
-DONEGAL 6003                  1   3  0     7       KIWI CONNECTION 9 (685)
 BIG IN JAPAN 6097             1   0  0     7       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 B-52 5877                     0   1  0     7       COCKTAILOPOLY (669)
 BLUEGILL 6104                 0   2  0     2       THE FLYING FISHES (695)
 NEW GUINEA PIG 6101           0   1  0     2       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTANT BEGGA        0  0 0                      ENGLISH LEATHER 6100  254  NONE
SARMINO TIELO 5923     14 15 0 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    LAND-MINE HOPSCO 5857 253   
WENDY VINE 5949         6  8 0 MIDDLE WAY 18 656    KHAN KISSEDADOOR 5838 254   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Antwoine Randel-El -- Wow!  Two in a row.  It's been awhile since that happened.
Thank you! -- Frisbee

Sun Tzu -- You buried me even further underground. -- Buried Treasure

Jiro -- No wontons for you.  But I get to keep fighting!  Assur so loves his bashers!
-- Wonton Not Now

Sorry no personals today.  Ran out of time and energy. -- Jorja and whoever she's
running here

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOOB butchered ELAYA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DUM BULL subdued FRISBEE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
PRODIGAL SUN overpowered BURIED TREASURE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MAJOR BRADBURY overpowered MRALISSA LOON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KHAN KISSEDADOOR barely slew WENDY VINE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
CLIFF HANGER was vanquished by CASHMERE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SUN RAY overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute gory mismatched Title brawl.
SUN STROKE was handily defeated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH was unbelievably bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
KHAN D. DATE slimly won victory over CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a slow 15 minute duel.
ANTWOINE RANDEL-EL was savagely defeated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute match.
STUB BULL was subdued by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute master's match.
JEROME BETTIS devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ROLEN devastated NEANDERTHAL in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
EDMONDS overpowered TALITHA SEALE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
DRUGS vanquished ORCA in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fray.
TIGER SHARK devastated LADY LOVE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
PERTH outlasted IT'S A PIG'S WORLD in a tiresome 24 minute match.
STINGRAY was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory match.
NOT SO SMART was overcome by WONTON NOT NOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
MUD PUPPY overpowered B-52 in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLUEGILL was subdued by BIG IN JAPAN in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
RAEMOND PURR won victory over NEW GUINEA PIG in a 2 minute amateur's fray.
ANNOUNCER BUNNY overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GAWAIN'S WORD overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a slow 5 minute one-sided duel.
RASMUS won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's fight.
HUNGARY HIPPO demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AIRPORT BOMB JOKE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ENGLISH LEATHER easily killed PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TURKEY VULTURE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  11 -  1      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  19 -  2      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  12 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 254 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SUN RAY 5490               12   2  0  102 SUPER STARS (629)
LUNGING ATTACK   JEROME BETTIS 5501         12   6  1   94 SUE'S BOYS (632)
TOTAL PARRY      DUM BULL 5669              16   2  0   81 THE BULLS (43)
SLASHING ATTACK  PRODIGAL SUN 5851           7   0  0   78 SUPER STARS (629)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FRISBEE 3098               14  13  0   74 FOUND IN THE SAND (299)
AIMED BLOW       ROLEN 5422                  7   0  0   69 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
STRIKING ATTACK  EDMONDS 5420                6   2  0   65 GASHOUSE GANG (622)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STUB BULL 5485.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WENDY VINE 5949.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRUGS 5767, PRODIGAL 
SUN 5851, SUN RAY 5490, LAND-MINE HOPSCOTCH 5857, FRISBEE 3098, JEROME BETTIS 5501, 
ROLEN 5422, EDMONDS 5420, WONTON NOT NOW 6069, and BIG IN JAPAN 6097.

The least popular fighter this week was IT'S A PIG'S WORLD 5948.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PERTH 6001, KHAN D. DATE 5756, GAWAIN'S WORD 5943, NEW GUINEA 
PIG 6101, BLUEGILL 6104, B-52 5877, LADY LOVE 5884, NEANDERTHAL 6009, ANTWOINE 
RANDEL-EL 5502, and SUN STROKE 5486.

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

BOOB (73-6077) PALINDROMES (693)