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Date   : 06/11/2012    Duedate: 06/23/2012

ANDORAK ARENA

DM 105    TURN 585

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 SUPERIOR FO 25/1058  907  565   4 61.6    3 DRATHANEANS 68/771   157  166   0 48.6
    SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 71/1062                  WRATHMEN VI 20/642
    SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 4/1028                  WRATHMEN VII 27/672
  2 ZOMBIE SQUA 26/1069  589  467   6 55.8      24 HOURS OF DOOM 46/1071
    SERPENT'S HOLD 46/352                     4 WHY KNOT 63/1066     462  765  13 37.7
    SERPENT'S HOLD 68/468                       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS 60/1065
    SERPENTS HOLD 22/1070                     5 GOLDEN CANYO 26/741  770 1359  11 36.2
    ZOMBIE SQUAD II II 68/665

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

                               NOT MUCH TIME IS LEFT
                                        to
                          ENTER THE TURF WAR COMPETITION
                                        and
                                  TEAMS ARE NEEDED

     The Turf War is coming.  The Turf War is coming.  TW8 will begin in DM47 the
first turn following the Philadelphia Face.  Mark July 27 on your calendar.  There is
only one turn left between now and The Wars -- the one on July 3.  Sign up.  Find a
team.  Choose a captain.  Get confirmed.  And send in your two rollup certs.  You can
do it all in the July 3 newsletter.  DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS COMPETITION AND THE
PRIZES!
     The status of the current entries (as of June 5) is as follows:

M*MBO (Master Darque)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Ottodrome (Otto X)               y     y     y
Bubba's TW Army (Bubbagnoosh)    y     y     y
Darque Forces (Master Darque)    y     y     y
Fast Food (Madwand)              y     y     y

OZ FEAST LE BANANA (Mannequin)  Dec  Conf  Certs In
Second Bananas (Mannequin)       y     y     y
Mystic Orc Feast (Slugbait)      y     y     y
Land of Oz (Oz)                  y     y     y
Les Turfistes (Le Pentarque)     y     y     y

CLUB FED (Vae Victus)           Dec  Conf  CertsIn
In Qeternum (Vae Victus)         y     y     y
Obsidian Order (Skaven)          y     y     y
Devil's Rejects (Lucifer)        N     N     y
Real Men Wear Pink (Glitter Boy) y     y     N

LBA (Assur)                     Dec  Conf  CertsIn
Bash Bros Park (Assur)           y     y     y
Shewish Buffet (OAB)             y     y     y
Horny Goat -X (Grimm)            N     N     N

     Perhaps you have not seen the rules for TW8, which has been posted in all
newsletters?  Here they are.

                                *TURF WAR 8 RULES*

Starting July 30 2012 (12 turns)
Bring acclaim and glory to the North Fork (DM47) arena.

Anyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created solely to compete in the Turf War!  To participate, each alliance must:
        1.  Announce the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM 47)
newsletter.
        2.  Indicate in the newsletter which Captain/alliance you will join.
        3.  Announcements made on the D2 Forums or elsewhere will not be accepted.

Captains are responsible for:
        1.  Verifying/authorizing, in the North Fork newsletter those who wish to
participate under the banner of their alliance. The confirmation/verification must
occur after, or in the same newsletter, but not before, the participants declaration.
(Lack of participant indication of joining and/or subsequent lack of Captain
confirmation will delay a team's participation in the Turf War.)
        2.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
        3.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate.  (Note: Captains
may, if they wish, submit certs for all potential members of their alliance.)

Participating managers who are not Captains must:
        1.  Submit two (2) RSI Roll-Up Certificates to participate (Unless already
submitted by Captain.  Note: extras will not be returned, but will go into the
winning pool of prizes.)
        2.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name, and
alliance they will represent in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.  Announcement made
on the D2 Forums will not be accepted.
               a.  No scores will be tabulated until an RSI Gift Certificate is
received, and participant indication and captain confirmation are posted in the North
Fork newsletter.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
               b.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare themselves in
the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter as stated above AND be verified in the same or
subsequent newsletter by the alliance Captain they will represent.
               c.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  No arena multiple teams
or aliases will be allowed.  Violations will result in immediate manager
disqualification (including team point adjustments) from the Turf War (so be sure to
take any multiple teams OFF of Team Maintenance and be certain not to run any other
team warriors).
               d.  Scoring will NOT be retroactive for teams/alliances that do not
properly declare or get captain confirmation or fail to send a Gift Certificate by
Turn 1.  In other words, if your Gift Certificate is not received until Turn 3 of the
Turf War, and you have fought on Turns 1 and 2, your score will not begin until Turn
3.  All conditions must be met before scoring will begin--declaration, verification,
and Gift Certificate received.
               e.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 3 of
the Turf War.
               f.  For purposes of scoring, the moderators will score the Turf War
and settle any and all disputes as they arise.  Their decisions will be final.
(Note: the intent is to have a very thorough set of rules so that few decisions, if
any, are required from the moderators.)

Scoring will be as follows for Fights:
                                   Win   Loss   Kill      Die
Challenge (up or within same class) +2     -2     +5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenger"         -2     -2     -5       -5
Down Challenge "Challenged"         +2      0     +5       -5
Match Up                            +1     -1     +1       -5
Bloodfeud Challenge (Up or Down)    +2     -5     +5      -10 
Champion **                         x2     x2     x2       x2
Dark Arena*                        +10     -5     xx       xx
Tournament Death***                                        -3
Halfway (6 round total) best alliance win/loss percentage ****
Final (12 round total) alliance w/l% percentage ****
    * After 2nd win in DA, warrior scores no additional points for wins.
    ** Champions double applies to his score only - not to opponent.
    *** No warrior may be substituted without the proper use of the DA or arena death
or death in a tournament or graduation.  There must be a maximum of five only on a
team at any point and time.  (The penalty for such substitution is -10 points.)
Points awarded for team tournament participation are 1 for 1 entrant, 3 for 2
entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV scores 7
points or a TC scores 15 points.   Death in a tournament results in a -3 score.
    ***** Halfway points scored are 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
(etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must have fought 75% of its
possible fights.)  Final 12 Round points scored are 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5, 5 (etc)
for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (etc).  (To qualify for any of these points the alliance must
have fought 75% of its possible fights.)

Special Scoring Considerations for the Turf War are as follows:
Full Team:                                        +1
      1. A team which fights 4+ warriors (Includes DAing) gets a point
Full Alliance                                     +1
      2. An alliance were ALL teams get a Full Team point earns a point
Full Team/Alliance scores
      3. Will double for the last half (6 rounds) of TW8.
Style Master:                                     +2
      1. No matter how many stylemasters, an individual team can score only +2 per
         round.
Duelmaster:                                       +2
      1. Duelmaster points shall be earned separate of stylemaster points.

Champions:
     1.  A Champion may be declared, but one is not mandatory.
     2.  Only one Champion allowed per manager at any given time.
     3.  Champions that graduate or are killed by another warrior in the arena, but
         not the Dark Arena, may be replaced.
     4.  Champions must have fought at least one previous fight in the North Fork
         (DM47 arena) to be able to be declared a champion.
     5.  A Champion can be declared on any round and point factors will begin that
         same turn.  (Must meet above 4 conditions prior to declaring.)

Bloodfeuds:
        1.  Bloodfeuds will score points on all four (4) turns.
        2.  There is no limit to which warrior may bloodfeud or how often.
        3.  To score as a bloodfeud, then feud/death must have occurred totally
within the TW8.  (E.g. Feuds created prior to TW8 will not be deemed or scored as a
bloodfeud, but rather as a challenge or downchallenge.

Downchallenges:
        1.  A downchallenge occurs when a warrior challenges a warrior in a lower
class.  (Lower class is defined as lower than the identical class.  E.g. A challenger
champion class challenging a champion class is a down challenge.)
        2.  In TW8 a standard challenge is up (in recognition points), parallel or
within the identical class but lower recognition.
        3.  No challenge by The Duelmaster shall be deemed a downchallenge.  (This
rule supersedes all other downchallenge rules.)

Tournament Considerations:
        1.  Tournament participation is allowed and ENCOURAGED as a great form of
recognition for North Fork.
        2.  Tournament Victors (live only) won during the course of the contest will
gain a one (1) time bonus of 7 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a warrior(s)
wins such status.
        3.  Tournament Champions (live only) won during the course of the contest
will gain a one (1) time bonus of 15 points.  This bonus will apply EACH time a
warrior(s) win such status.
        4.  Points awarded for tournament participation are are 1 for 1 entrant, 3
for 2 entrants, 6 for 3 entrants, 10 for 4 entrants, and 15 for 5 entrants.  A TV
scores 7 points additional or a TC scores 15 points additional.  Death in a
tournament results in an additional -3 score.
        5.  Points for entrants, TVs, TCs, and tournament deaths will be applied the
Turn after RSI posts tournament results in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter (i.e.,
if the results post on North Fork turn 300, points will be credited on North Fork
turn 301 to the applicable teams).

Special Considerations:
        1.  Each alliance begins the Turf War with zero (0) points.
        2.  There will be NO alliance or team changes once the contest has begun.  If
you begin the Turf War with Alliance A, you must end the Turf War with Alliance A.
If you begin the Turf War with Team A, you must end the Turf War with Team A.
        3.  There will be a maximum of four (4) teams/managers allowed per alliance
for the Turf War VII.  The minimum is two (2).
        4.  The Dark Arena may be used on the first FE turn (e.g. no arena or
tournament fights) only, of every warrior, without penalty.
        5.  If at any time, the Moderators determine that any non-TW team in the
arena is aiding and/or abetting any TW alliance or team, the affected points won by
the gifted team/alliance will be disallowed and the aiding non-TW team will be asked
to desist from play in the arena until after the Turf War concludes.

Prizes:
The Turf War is meant to be a "winner takes all" contest.  However, for TW8, a prize
(RU cert) will be awarded each of the twelve turns to the individual team/manager
that fights five fights and has the best w/l record that turn. (Tiebreakers are in
this order -- kills, recognition points earned.)  All prizes and 100% of the Gift
Certificates will be awarded to the Captain of the winning alliance at the end of the
competition.  It is the responsibility of the Captain to distribute Gift
Certificates.  Moderators will submit a list of each manager on the winning alliance
to RSI at the completion of the contest for the non-Certificate prizes.

     All entry fees (rollup certs) are awarded to the winning alliance, except for
the twelve reserved for the individual winning manager each week.)
     The following prizes have been secured from RSI:
        1.  Renaming of the North Fork (DM 47) arena;
        2.  Renaming of all Dark Arena Monsters (two for each manager in the winning
alliance, and two additional for the captain of the alliance).
        3.  Known Favorites for one DM47 warrior on each team of the winning alliance
(warrior must be ranked Initiate or above, must be alive, and must have at least one
DM47 arena fight to receive this award).
        4.  +1 Skill bonus (three) for each manager on the winning alliance.  Bonus
potions must be applied to living warriors from DM 47, no more than two skills per
warrior.
        5.  +1 Skill bonus potion (one) for each and every individual manager who
fights in all 12 rounds AND 54 fights of the Turf War.  Bonus potion must be applied
to a living warrior from (DM 47)
        6. Two additional rollup certs for each manager of the winning alliance from
RSI.
     These RSI awards will be listed by the Moderator for claiming from RSI (Lee)
within 4 turns of the end of TW VI. The certs will be mailed to the winning alliance
by the Moderators within two weeks of the end of the TW.

Moderators:
The Moderators for this event will be Oz and Master Darque.  They will arbitrate all
dealings during the course of the contest.  Their decisions will be final.  All
questions, comments, and scoring disputes may be directed to Land of Oz or Darque
Forces via diplo in DM 47.  Managers with internet access may send a private message
to [The Consortium] or [Darque] on the Duel2 Forums.  Lastly, you may also email
questions, comments, and scoring disputes to rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or
wfms101 at aol dot com.

Please note there have been rule changes from the last Turf War.  Please read them
carefully!

This contest will begin in late July 2012 following the Summer FTF.
                             **TW8 Revision 06-05-12**

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 349): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 699): SLARTIBARTFAST of THE HITCHHIKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 699): VLAD THE IMPALER of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 684): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 686): TARANA STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 683): RAGDOLL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 680): SEETHER of WENSINWASIN 5.5.2. (Khorvinus, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 681): EMERICA of RESCUE RANGERS II (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 644): LINAEA DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 641): JACK DANIELS of I C DRUNK PEOPLE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 632): THE COOK MESSED UP of BASH BROS. WAITRESS
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 526): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 584): COYOTE of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 649): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 699): THE ASSEMBLY (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 699): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 684): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 686): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 683): ANDROID DUNGEON 010 (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 680): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 681): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 644): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 641): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 632): AZURE CLOUDS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 296): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 526): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 584): SUPERIOR FORCES et al (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 698): BERLAM FOOTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 686): TARANA STONE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 685): RINGWORM of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 683): WAIT of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 681): EMERICA of RESCUE RANGERS II (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
             (turn 680): DREAM OF DAY of RANDOM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 644): LORIS DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 295): AREOPOLITE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 250): RAPUNZEL of DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
                 (turn 249): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Another day, ten more fights.  Only one standby, which is something positive to
note.  Three challenges, all issued by Kharadmon.  A tip of the hat to Kharadmon for
using a manager's tools.  Nobody was most avoided.  Or avoided at all.  In an arena
this small, it seems almost pointless anyway.

     BALISONG (22-6847) (20-13-0,38) of SERPENTS HOLD fought DOMINATION (46-3177)
(14-3-1,70) of 24 HOURS OF DOOM.  BALISONG was subdued by DOMINATION in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute match.  Not the day for Bali to sing.
     GOLDERIE (26-4657) (63-91-1,203) of GOLDEN CANYON fought FANG (68-2019) (36-18-
0,154) of SERPENT'S HOLD.  GOLDERIE overpowered FANG in a popular 2 minute gory
uneven match.  Golderie's the top parry-lunge here, and Fang the steeliest wall.
     AIKEN (71-3933) (49-32-1,196) of SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 fought RHYNIAN ALANDA (105-
9) (0-0-0,200) of Well-Exercised Standbys.  AIKEN narrowly defeated RHYNIAN ALANDA in
an action packed 4 minute gory duel.  Our only standby on the sands today.  Why did
it take Aiken so long, eh?
     GORDIAN (63-2104) (64-57-0,198) of WHY KNOT fought LORIS KEY (26-4706) (51-98-
2,185) of GOLDEN CANYON.  GORDIAN vanquished LORIS KEY in an action packed 1 minute
uneven duel.  Loris Key ended up least popular after this fight.  Was her pie really
that bad?
     GAMBIT (26-4826) (25-14-0,208) of ZOMBIE SQUAD fought SARINA (26-4220) (68-91-
2,210) of GOLDEN CANYON.  GAMBIT viciously subdued SARINA in a popular 3 minute
gruesome competition.  Sarina's the top ripper.  And here's a puzzle:  the original
spy reporter's notes said that Clemmie dropped the farthest when she went down five
points.  But Sarina went down twelve?  What's the deal here?
     SHADOW BLADE (46-2972) (42-30-6,217) of SERPENT'S HOLD fought CLEMMIE (26-4630)
(50-115-1,191) of GOLDEN CANYON.  SHADOW BLADE devastated CLEMMIE in a crowd pleasing
1 minute brutal one-sided duel.  Shadow Blade is the top lunger and Clemmie is the
top basher.  As noted above, Clemmie dropped five points, and Debby Tonte felt this
was worthy of mention.  As if!

The challenges:
     KHANAMIR (20-2872) (40-46-0,169) of WRATHMEN VI challenged KETTELMAN (26-4749)
(48-65-1,174) of GOLDEN CANYON.  Up 5.  KHANAMIR lost to KETTELMAN in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  Let's hope that the experience was at least
educational for Khanamir.
     BERWYN (68-5897) (22-13-0,185) of DRATHANEANS challenged SMOKE (68-5868) (46-41-
0,187) of ZOMBIE SQUAD II II.  Up 2.  BERWYN was outlasted by SMOKE in an exciting 7
minute gory Challenge melee.  At seven minutes, it should be no surprise that Smoke
is the leading total parry and that Berwyn got voted most popular by way of the scum-
sympathy reaction.  Berwyn is also, if you wanted to know (and even if you didn't),
the top striker.
     CHRISTIAN (27-3086) (52-34-0,192) of WRATHMEN VII challenged MICHAEL COOPER (4-
5943) (74-56-1,201) of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2.  Up 9.  CHRISTIAN viciously subdued
MICHAEL COOPER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.  Michael Cooper was most challenged.
Christian is alleged to have the greatest point increase at twenty-one.  And,
Christian is the prince of slash.

For the title:
     COYOTE (60-7626) (78-88-2,223) of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS fought BIKINI LINE (25-
4545) (55-59-0,232) of SUPERIOR FORCES.  COYOTE was savagely defeated by BIKINI LINE
in an exciting 5 minute bloody Title fight.  Bikini Line is, what a surprise, the
leading aimed blow.  Coyote is the overall popularity leader.  And though we
congratulate Bikini, we still aren't likely to get a column.  (That's a hint,
Manager.)

                                       Ardane

THE KING'S SENTINEL            W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIKINI LINE 25-4545          56  59     240  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     LYRATILAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHADOW BLADE 46-2972         43  30  6  228  SERPENT'S HOLD (352)       ARDIVENT
 GAMBIT 26-4826               26  14     216  ZOMBIE SQUAD (1069)        CALEAM
 GOLDERIE 26-4657             64  91  1  213  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 CHRISTIAN 27-3086            53  34     213  WRATHMEN VII (672)         POINT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GORDIAN 63-2104              65  57     206  WHY KNOT (1066)            AMEN-TEI
 AIKEN 71-3933                50  32  1  206  SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (1062)  KYR'TERR
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943        74  57  1  199  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 SMOKE 68-5868                47  41     199  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (665)   FIREHOLD
 COYOTE 60-7626               78  89  2  198  BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (1065) ARADI
 SARINA 26-4220               68  92  2  198  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 CLEMMIE 26-4630              50 116  1  186  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 BERWYN 68-5897               22  14     186  DRATHANEANS (771)          FIREHOLD
 KETTELMAN 26-4749            49  65  1  181  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORIS KEY 26-4706            51  99  2  180  GOLDEN CANYON (741)        CALEAM
 KHANAMIR 20-2872             40  47     166  WRATHMEN VI (642)          SEAM
 FANG 68-2019                 36  19     156  SERPENT'S HOLD (468)       FIREHOLD

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DOMINATION 46-3177           15   3  1   74  24 HOURS OF DOOM (1071)    ARDIVENT
 BALISONG 22-6847             20  14      44  SERPENTS HOLD (1070)       SOLVEN

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Balisong -- We could really use a few more participants down here. -- domination

Gordian -- I'm on a roll.  Just not in the right direction. -- Khanamir

Bikini Line -- At least you allowed me to think I had a shot. -- Christian

Sarini -- *moaning*  I think I ate too much pie. -- Berwyn

Loris Key -- So that's how your strategy plays out eh?  Fatten me up and slow me
down. -- Berwyn

Berwyn -- You'll have to go to Loris for pie, but you really should try this cake.
It's quite good. -- Sarina

Smoke -- Ah... not vicious by intent, I save that for beating eggs and whipping
cream.  But after four minutes, I wanted to get back to the eggs and cream, you know?
I got impatient. -- Golderie

Ardane was correct, that was fairly embarrassing.  It's the heat.  Not a season for
much in the way of soups and stews.  Because I refuse to make "chilled cucumber soup"
or whatever that gunk is. -- Kettelman

Gambit -- I would have said, "No pie for you!" but the temptation to make a chess pie
was too great.  Rather good, chess pies. -- Loris Key

Michael Cooper -- "Not so slim" is putting it lightly, I think. -- Clemmie

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHRISTIAN viciously subdued MICHAEL COOPER in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BERWYN was outlasted by SMOKE in a exciting 7 minute gory Challenge melee.
KHANAMIR lost to KETTELMAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
COYOTE was savagely defeated by BIKINI LINE in a exciting 5 minute bloody Title fight.
SHADOW BLADE devastated CLEMMIE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
GAMBIT viciously subdued SARINA in a popular 3 minute gruesome competition.
GORDIAN vanquished LORIS KEY in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
AIKEN narrowly defeated RHYNIAN ALANDA in a action packed 4 minute gory duel.
GOLDERIE overpowered FANG in a popular 2 minute gory uneven match.
BALISONG was subdued by DOMINATION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        20 -  23 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 585 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        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BIKINI LINE 25-4545        56  59  0  240 SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW BLADE 46-2972       43  30  6  228 SERPENT'S HOLD (352)
PARRY-LUNGE      GOLDERIE 26-4657           64  91  1  213 GOLDEN CANYON (741)
SLASHING ATTACK  CHRISTIAN 27-3086          53  34  0  213 WRATHMEN VII (672)
TOTAL PARRY      SMOKE 68-5868              47  41  0  199 ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (665)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SARINA 26-4220             68  92  2  198 GOLDEN CANYON (741)
BASHING ATTACK   CLEMMIE 26-4630            50 116  1  186 GOLDEN CANYON (741)
STRIKING ATTACK  BERWYN 68-5897             22  14  0  186 DRATHANEANS (771)
WALL OF STEEL    FANG 68-2019               36  19  0  156 SERPENT'S HOLD (468)

The overall popularity leader is COYOTE 60-7626.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BERWYN 68-5897.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHRISTIAN 27-3086, 
SMOKE 68-5868, GAMBIT 26-4826, COYOTE 60-7626, BIKINI LINE 25-4545, AIKEN 71-3933, 
MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943, KETTELMAN 26-4749, SHADOW BLADE 46-2972, and GOLDERIE 26-4657.

The least popular fighter this week was LORIS KEY 26-4706.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BALISONG 22-6847, FANG 68-2019, CLEMMIE 26-4630, SARINA 
26-4220, GORDIAN 63-2104, KHANAMIR 20-2872, DOMINATION 46-3177, GOLDERIE 26-4657, 
SHADOW BLADE 46-2972, and KETTELMAN 26-4749.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            0  1 0  CALEAM(26)           3  3 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  POINT(27)            1  0 0  FIREHOLD(68)         1  2 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  ARDIVENT(46)         2  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MICHAEL COOPER 4-5943       74  57  1  199  SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (1028) JHELUM
 KHANAMIR 20-2872            40  47  0  166  WRATHMEN VI (642)          SEAM
 BALISONG 22-6847            20  14  0   44  SERPENTS HOLD (1070)       SOLVEN
 BIKINI LINE 25-4545         56  59  0  240  SUPERIOR FORCES (1058)     LYRATILAN
 GAMBIT 26-4826              26  14  0  216  ZOMBIE SQUAD (1069)        CALEAM
 CHRISTIAN 27-3086           53  34  0  213  WRATHMEN VII (672)         POINT
 SHADOW BLADE 46-2972        43  30  6  228  SERPENT'S HOLD (352)       ARDIVENT
 COYOTE 60-7626              78  89  2  198  BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (1065) ARADI
 GORDIAN 63-2104             65  57  0  206  WHY KNOT (1066)            AMEN-TEI
 SMOKE 68-5868               47  41  0  199  ZOMBIE SQUAD II II (665)   FIREHOLD
 AIKEN 71-3933               50  32  1  206  SUPERIOR FORCES Y4 (1062)  KYR'TERR