DARKHOLM SPORTING JOURNAL

Date   : 05/15/2017    Duedate: 05/27/2017

DARKHOLM ARENA

DM 104    TURN 711

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 ALIBIS 84/1398        21   18   0 53.8    2 OBSIDIAN HA 33/1370  128  123   2 51.0
    DEMONSPAWN 33/741                           SPECTRAL STEEL 47/1386
    80S MOVIES 84/1399                          CRESCENT SHIELD 82/1388
    D.A. REJECTS 47/1396                        BLOODHAMMER CLAN 82/1387
    DRAGON LORDS 10/1391                        MYTHICAL KNIGHTS 60/1384
    SUPER HEROES 30/1393                        GRIZZLED VETERANS 40/1378
    LOVELY LADIES 85/1402                     3 BRUTAL LEGIO 7/1335  135  159   0 45.9
    SPIRIT'S REALM 43/1395                      BLOODY LEGION 96/1276
    BIG BANG THEORY 21/1390                     LEGION OF LEGEND 62/1305
    EXCELLENT TUNES 53/1397                   4 HIGHLANDERS 42/1341  688  855  10 44.6
    THING OF BEAUTY 14/1392                   5 ARROGANCE 18/732    1608 2849  27 36.1
    SPIRIT'S REALM 2 84/1400                    THE LADY'S LIST 6/917
    SPIRIT'S SPIRITS 84/1401                  6 OINGO BOINGO 6/1389    0    8   0  0.0
    IT'S GOOD TO BE... 32/1394

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

Hello!
     All ten styles were represented in today's fights, which is not always the case.  
That's great!  There were 23 fights, but I counted nine involving stand-ins.  There 
were four challenges and no avoids, which is surprising considering the number of 
stand-ins we needed.
     WYVERN (33-2457) (46-47-0,200) of OBSIDIAN HALL challenged ZEUS (62-4010) (79-62-
0,201) of LEGION OF LEGEND.  WYVERN devastated ZEUS in an action packed 1 minute 
brutal mismatched Challenge fight.  Top Basher and top Wall of Steel, respectively.
     DIGITALIS (33-6862) (38-46-1,194) of OBSIDIAN HALL challenged PELIS THE TRUE (42-
3469) (74-118-1,200) of HIGHLANDERS.  DIGITALIS was viciously subdued by PELIS THE 
TRUE in a 5 minute Challenge match.  The Lady Digitalis is our top Parry-Ripose, while 
Pelis the True was voted this turn's favorite fighter.
     SIR YVAIN (60-9076) (19-8-2,113) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS challenged ASSASSIN (96-
1802) (32-19-4,144) of BLOODY LEGION.  SIR YVAIN slimly lost to ASSASSIN in a popular 
2 minute Challenge contest.  Assassin is our top Aimed Blow.  It was a bold challenge, 
but not an unexpected outcome.  And it was lucky no one died.
     WINNING SIDE (6-4276) (16-12-1,31) of OINGO BOINGO challenged SIR LUCAN (60-9077) 
(18-15-0,45) of MYTHICAL KNIGHTS.  WINNING SIDE was overpowered by SIR LUCAN in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge match.  Good challenge!  I like Mr. Side's spirit and 
energy.
     WARDRA (82-56471) (31-11-1,218) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN fought EBONY (10-3116) (68-
51-0,251) of DRAGON LORDS.  WARDRA viciously subdued EBONY in a crowd pleasing 2 
minute brutal Title fight.  Hmm.  So, Wardra is still the Keeper of the Runeblade, but 
no longer the top Lunger.  That title now belongs to The King.  It was a good fight 
though, if you enjoy the sight of people hitting each other with weapons.
     SWEET CHILD (53-6040) (62-41-0,234) of EXCELLENT TUNES fought SOLACIA (104-24) 
(68-32-0,225) of  .  SWEET CHILD was devastated by SOLACIA in a 1 minute one-sided 
competition.  Ah, that's sad.  Solacia isn't as bad as Dirk Cholera, but only by a 
small bit.
     PHOENIX (10-2616) (69-67-1,209) of DRAGON LORDS fought GLAMDRING (33-2328) (58-
47-1,206) of OBSIDIAN HALL.  PHOENIX viciously subdued GLAMDRING in an action packed 3 
minute gory duel.  Phoenix is our top Parry-Lunge, while Glamdring is top Total Parry.
     ASSUR (18-7821) (106-147-2,200) of ARROGANCE fought THE KING (32-5968) (32-31-
1,196) of IT'S GOOD TO BE....  ASSUR vanquished THE KING in a popular 1 minute brutal 
one-sided duel.  The King is top Lunger as of now, but Assur is no longer top Basher, 
having lost that title to Wyvern.
     DRACO-LICH (10-3013) (58-70-0,201) of DRAGON LORDS fought FATALITY (7-5820) (59-
80-0,163) of BRUTAL LEGION.  DRACO-LICH handily defeated FATALITY in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided bout.  Draco-Lich is our overall popularity leader, but Fatality is 
still the top Striker.
     MIKEL (6-6190) (85-97-3,177) of THE LADY'S LIST fought MARLBORO MAN (47-8145) 
(20-13-1,101) of D.A. REJECTS.  MIKEL subdued MARLBORO MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute bloody competition.  Mikel is still our top Slasher.
     WOLVERINE (30-5347) (21-10-1,155) of SUPER HEROES fought BATTLE BANSHEE (47-7979) 
(13-9-2,115) of SPECTRAL STEEL.  WOLVERINE was demolished by BATTLE BANSHEE in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched match.
     THE DOCTOR (47-8142) (27-9-0,164) of D.A. REJECTS fought LAUGHING BARMAID (104-9) 
(0-0-0,170) of  .  THE DOCTOR was handily defeated by LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute 
uneven fight.  She is such a mean girl!
     PHILTHRY (42-2079) (86-82-0,153) of HIGHLANDERS fought MAJESTIC (14-5013) (13-2-
0,112) of THING OF BEAUTY.  PHILTHRY was overpowered by MAJESTIC in an action packed 1 
minute uneven struggle.  Despite having lost, Philthry is still our top Parry-Strike.
     AAGRIVATOR (33-8248) (38-15-0,116) of DEMONSPAWN fought OLD SAILMAKER (104-7) (0-
0-0,110) of  .  AAGRIVATOR overpowered OLD SAILMAKER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
     SHELDON (21-8063) (18-11-1,147) of BIG BANG THEORY fought AELFWINE (82-23244) 
(20-7-0,92) of BLOODHAMMER CLAN.  SHELDON was devastated by AELFWINE in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided fight.
     CRUTCH (84-15431) (22-11-0,100) of ALIBIS fought M. CHARDINEE (104-8) (0-0-0,110) 
of  .  CRUTCH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
     INDIANA JONES (84-46411) (17-13-0,76) of 80S MOVIES fought DRUNKEN FISHERMAN 
(104-1) (20-20-0,50) of  .  INDIANA JONES handily defeated DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in a 1 
minute mismatched competition.
     SPECTRE (84-46450) (14-6-0,67) of SPIRIT'S REALM 2 fought BOOKIE'S GUARD (104-5) 
(35-18-0,75) of  .  SPECTRE savagely defeated BOOKIE'S GUARD in an action packed 2 
minute brutal fight.
     CROW HELM (82-56829) (23-7-0,71) of CRESCENT SHIELD fought ZOMBIE BABY (84-53039) 
(14-5-0,79) of SPIRIT'S SPIRITS.  CROW HELM was savagely defeated by ZOMBIE BABY in an 
action packed 2 minute fray.
     DEN'S FAVORITE (33-3581) (33-29-0,65) of DEMONSPAWN fought COCKY SPECTATOR (104-
3) (0-0-0,0) of  .  DEN'S FAVORITE bested COCKY SPECTATOR in an exciting 3 minute 
bout.
     SANDY (85-7914) (19-2-2,82) of LOVELY LADIES fought BOOKIE'S GUARD (104-5) (35-
18-0,75) of  .  SANDY was overpowered by BOOKIE'S GUARD in an exciting 1 minute gory 
uneven fight.
     LEONARD (21-8061) (14-6-1,57) of BIG BANG THEORY fought KYLROI (40-4534) (25-6-
0,67) of GRIZZLED VETERANS.  LEONARD was vanquished by KYLROI in a 1 minute one-sided 
fight.  Oh, dear.  Leonard was voted this turn's least favorite.  Doesn't mean 
anything -- the crowd is very fickle.
     PHANTASM (43-5048) (11-11-1,57) of SPIRIT'S REALM fought INKEEPER'S SON (104-4) 
(15-15-0,40) of  .  PHANTASM subdued INKEEPER'S SON in an exciting 1 minute melee.
     Those are the fights, and you can find me in my booth at the Black Chalice.  
Cheerio!

                                          -- Malic of Talcama

KEEPER OF THE RUNEBLADE        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WARDRA 82-56471              32  11  1  235  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PHOENIX 10-2616              70  67  1  223  DRAGON LORDS (1391)        KOLACT
 WYVERN 33-2457               47  47  0  222  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 ASSUR 18-7821               107 147  2  211  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469       75 118  1  206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 DRACO-LICH 10-3013           59  70  0  205  DRAGON LORDS (1391)        KOLACT
 EBONY 10-3116                68  52  0  201  DRAGON LORDS (1391)        KOLACT

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SWEET CHILD 53-6040          62  42  0  199  EXCELLENT TUNES (1397)     KHALHUMS
 GLAMDRING 33-2328            58  48  1  197  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 DIGITALIS 33-6862            38  47  1  194  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 ZEUS 62-4010                 79  63  0  191  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 THE KING 32-5968             32  32  1  187  IT'S GOOD TO BE... (1394)  ARVAT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                 86  97  3  179  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820              59  81  0  162  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 THE DOCTOR 47-8142           27  10  0  156  D.A. REJECTS (1396)        NORTH FORK
 BATTLE BANSHEE 47-7979       14   9  2  152  SPECTRAL STEEL (1386)      NORTH FORK

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ASSASSIN 96-1802             33  19  4  150  BLOODY LEGION (1276)       OLD VALAMANTIS
 MAJESTIC 14-5013             14   2  0  146  THING OF BEAUTY (1392)     TOBIR
 AELFWINE 82-23244            21   7  0  135  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 WOLVERINE 30-5347            21  11  1  126  SUPER HEROES (1393)        IAYE
 PHILTHRY 42-2079             86  83  0  125  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 AAGRIVATOR 33-8248           39  15  0  124  DEMONSPAWN (741)           NIATOLI ISLAND
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076            19   9  2  123  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 CRUTCH 84-15431              23  11  0  116  ALIBIS (1398)              BLACKSTONE
 MARLBORO MAN 47-8145         20  14  1  115  D.A. REJECTS (1396)        NORTH FORK
 SHELDON 21-8063              18  12  1  113  BIG BANG THEORY (1390)     SUNSET

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZOMBIE BABY 84-53039         15   5  0   93  SPIRIT'S SPIRITS (1401)    BLACKSTONE

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SPECTRE 84-46450             15   6  0   88  SPIRIT'S REALM 2 (1400)    BLACKSTONE
 INDIANA JONES 84-46411       18  13  0   80  80S MOVIES (1399)          BLACKSTONE
 KYLROI 40-4534               26   6  0   79  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 SANDY 85-7914                19   3  2   73  LOVELY LADIES (1402)       JASPER GULCH
 CROW HELM 82-56829           23   8  0   71  CRESCENT SHIELD (1388)     DWES EG
 DEN'S FAVORITE 33-3581       34  29  0   67  DEMONSPAWN (741)           NIATOLI ISLAND
 PHANTASM 43-5048             12  11  1   59  SPIRIT'S REALM (1395)      VEASTIAN
 LEONARD 21-8061              14   7  1   55  BIG BANG THEORY (1390)     SUNSET
 SIR LUCAN 60-9077            19  15  0   54  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 WINNING SIDE 6-4276          16  13  1   26  OINGO BOINGO (1389)        TRANSEL

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

ALL -- Please remember that your home arena is part of your warrior's ADM id.  If you 
forget to put it on your strategy sheet it can cause delay in input or your warrior to 
miss a turn. -- NAIEI

Kylroi -- That was an improvement over last time. -- Winning Side

Keeper of the Runeblade -- At the moment, my fights are short and I need some reading 
material.  How 'bout a column?  Stop shirking your responsibilities and get to it. -- 
Winning Side

Sir Yvain -- That really was a good fight. -- Philthry

Mikel -- You're fast, sir.  But I don't know why you didn't try to fight back today.  
Bad day? -- Pelis the True

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WYVERN devastated ZEUS in a action packed 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
DIGITALIS was viciously subdued by PELIS THE TRUE in a 5 minute Challenge match.
SIR YVAIN slimly lost to ASSASSIN in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
WINNING SIDE was overpowered by SIR LUCAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WARDRA viciously subdued EBONY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal Title fight.
SWEET CHILD was devastated by SOLACIA in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PHOENIX viciously subdued GLAMDRING in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
ASSUR vanquished THE KING in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
DRACO-LICH handily defeated FATALITY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
MIKEL subdued MARLBORO MAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody competition.
WOLVERINE was demolished by BATTLE BANSHEE in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
THE DOCTOR was handily defeated by LAUGHING BARMAID in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PHILTHRY was overpowered by MAJESTIC in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
AAGRIVATOR overpowered OLD SAILMAKER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SHELDON was devastated by AELFWINE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRUTCH overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
INDIANA JONES handily defeated DRUNKEN FISHERMAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SPECTRE savagely defeated BOOKIE'S GUARD in a action packed 2 minute brutal fight.
CROW HELM was savagely defeated by ZOMBIE BABY in a action packed 2 minute fray.
DEN'S FAVORITE bested COCKY SPECTATOR in a exciting 3 minute bout.
SANDY was overpowered by BOOKIE'S GUARD in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven fight.
LEONARD was vanquished by KYLROI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PHANTASM subdued INKEEPER'S SON in a exciting 1 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  18 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  17 -  0      29  |

Turn 711 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      PHOENIX 10-2616            70  67  1  223 DRAGON LORDS (1391)
BASHING ATTACK   WYVERN 33-2457             47  47  0  222 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
TOTAL PARRY      GLAMDRING 33-2328          58  48  1  197 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DIGITALIS 33-6862          38  47  1  194 OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)
WALL OF STEEL    ZEUS 62-4010               79  63  0  191 LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE KING 32-5968           32  32  1  187 IT'S GOOD TO BE... (1394)
SLASHING ATTACK  MIKEL 6-6190               86  97  3  179 THE LADY'S LIST (917)
STRIKING ATTACK  FATALITY 7-5820            59  81  0  162 BRUTAL LEGION (1335)
AIMED BLOW       ASSASSIN 96-1802           33  19  4  150 BLOODY LEGION (1276)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PHILTHRY 42-2079           86  83  0  125 HIGHLANDERS (1341)

The overall popularity leader is DRACO-LICH 10-3013.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469.  The ten other most popular fighters were PHOENIX 
10-2616, SPECTRE 84--19086, SIR YVAIN 60-9076, WARDRA 82--9065, ZOMBIE BABY 
84--12497, DIGITALIS 33-6862, WYVERN 33-2457, ASSASSIN 96-1802, DRACO-LICH 10-3013, 
and MIKEL 6-6190.

The least popular fighter this week was LEONARD 21-8061.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE DOCTOR 47-8142, SANDY 85-7914, SHELDON 21-8063, AAGRIVATOR 33-8248, 
PHILTHRY 42-2079, MARLBORO MAN 47-8145, THE KING 32-5968, WINNING SIDE 6-4276, CROW 
HELM 82--8707, and WOLVERINE 30-5347.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  1 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ARADI(60)            1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   3  2 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  0 0  RODEKI(42)           1  1 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       4  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  JASPER GULCH(85)     0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  2 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  2 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  
IAYE(30)             0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIKEL 6-6190                86  97  3  179  THE LADY'S LIST (917)      TRANSEL
 FATALITY 7-5820             59  81  0  162  BRUTAL LEGION (1335)       BONSUR
 PHOENIX 10-2616             70  67  1  223  DRAGON LORDS (1391)        KOLACT
 MAJESTIC 14-5013            14   2  0  146  THING OF BEAUTY (1392)     TOBIR
 ASSUR 18-7821              107 147  2  211  ARROGANCE (732)            TALCAMA
 SHELDON 21-8063             18  12  1  113  BIG BANG THEORY (1390)     SUNSET
 WOLVERINE 30-5347           21  11  1  126  SUPER HEROES (1393)        IAYE
 THE KING 32-5968            32  32  1  187  IT'S GOOD TO BE... (1394)  ARVAT
 WYVERN 33-2457              47  47  0  222  OBSIDIAN HALL (1370)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 KYLROI 40-4534              26   6  0   79  GRIZZLED VETERANS (1378)   ZENSU
 PELIS THE TRUE 42-3469      75 118  1  206  HIGHLANDERS (1341)         RODEKI
 PHANTASM 43-5048            12  11  1   59  SPIRIT'S REALM (1395)      VEASTIAN
 THE DOCTOR 47-8142          27  10  0  156  D.A. REJECTS (1396)        NORTH FORK
 SWEET CHILD 53-6040         62  42  0  199  EXCELLENT TUNES (1397)     KHALHUMS
 SIR YVAIN 60-9076           19   9  2  123  MYTHICAL KNIGHTS (1384)    ARADI
 ZEUS 62-4010                79  63  0  191  LEGION OF LEGEND (1305)    VALAMANTIS
 WARDRA 82--9065             32  11  1  235  BLOODHAMMER CLAN (1387)    DWES EG
 CRUTCH 84-15431             23  11  0  116  ALIBIS (1398)              BLACKSTONE
 SANDY 85-7914               19   3  2   73  LOVELY LADIES (1402)       JASPER GULCH
 ASSASSIN 96-1802            33  19  4  150  BLOODY LEGION (1276)       OLD VALAMANTIS

  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"