Date   : 05/18/2004    Duedate: 05/31/2004


DM-5    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors


(5-4562) [16-4-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOWLER                         ICE FOX
THE TAKEN (370)                OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)
(5-3591) [12-7-0,97]           (5-3877) [5-3-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELISS DON                     BELISS DON
THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)         THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
(5-4558) [15-14-0,76]          (5-4558) [15-14-0,76]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE TAKEN (370)             48
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)      20      HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
3. OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)      6      Unchartered Team
4. JOHNS (379)                  4
5. HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)      2      OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)    9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 THE TAKEN (370)          10  4 2
 2/ 1 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    36  12  1 75.0   2/ 2 JOHNS (379)               6  8 2
 3/ 0*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)    5   3  0 62.5   3/ 3 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)    4  1 0
 4/ 4 TECHNOLOGY (283)         463 390 30 54.3   4/ 5 TECHNOLOGY (283)          4  2 1
 5/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)   161 136  7 54.2   5/ 6*ON THE FARM (478)         3  3 0
 6/ 5 THE TAKEN (370)           47  42  3 52.8   6/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)    3 11 0
 7/ 2*ON THE FARM (478)          3   3  0 50.0   7/ 0*OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)   1  0 0
 8/ 6 JOHNS (379)              186 301  8 38.2   8/ 0 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)   1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                   Delarquan Edition

Old Valamantis:

     The group of gladiators moved toward the edge of the risen city as slowly and 
carefully as they would have approached a sleeping dragon... that maybe wasn't 
sleeping after all.  There was a partial wall separating the buildings from the 
countryside around them, but it must be outside the area of effect, because it was 
not in good condition.  There were gaps and fallen stones, even trees growing between 
them where the ages had trapped dirt.
     Smeds of Mordant patted one of the stones thoughtfully.  "Honest stonework 
here," he murmured.
     "And more recent than the ruins," Shamu of Cliffhome agreed.  "Six hundred 
years, I'd say."  He glanced at Smeds, and the other Dwarf nodded agreement.
     "Built just before the most recent Chaos War," the Silver Mage said, "to keep 
things in the ruins from getting out.  Brought down by that war, at least in part.  
But..." he touched several stones lightly and smiled a little, "not completely 
useless even now and against this enemy.  Honest stonework, as you say, but there is 
a barrier spell bound within the stones, and it remains."
     "If the spell is still working, why are we worrying about the ruins?" Smeds of 
Mordant demanded.
     "Because the spell will not keep working much longer."  Tensekai frowned across 
the wall into the city.  "It was a good wall and a good spell, but it won't hold 
Folstrom forever.  Nothing--"  He stopped and looked uncomfortable.
     "You were going to say that nothing will hold the Folstrom forever?" Sputter of 
Dwes Eg asked.
     Tensekai shrugged.  "No absolute statement like that should be trusted, but I 
can honestly say that nothing we've found so far, except raw Chaos, will stop them.  
We have new spells, of course, but what was there to test them on?  We don't know."
     "Yes, okay, but what are we supposed to be DOING here, then?" Lavender Lance of 
Illis asked.
     "You must observe," the Silver Mage answered promptly.  "And I must go with you, 
because there are some things ONLY a mage can observe.  If we can find the keystone 
of the spell that holds the towers up, we could destroy it, yes, and it might be a 
good thing to do so, but the towers are just a symptom.  There are more dangerous 
things in Old Valamantis than just the towers."
     "Those things being?" Smeds cut in.
     "The wizards, obviously," Lavender Lance snapped.
     "Again, just a symptom," Tensekai said.  "Dangerous, yes, very dangerous, 
     Ka D'Argo, who had never been described as stupid, even by his enemies, nodded 
slightly.  "The wizards in Old Valamantis were resurrected along with the city," he 
said slowly.  "You think there might be some way for them to reach other wizards, 
other Folstrom, of THIS time, don't you?  That's what we have to prevent."
     Tensekai nodded.
     "How?" Smeds demanded.
     "I'm not sure," the Silver Mage admitted.  "Killing the resurrected wizards 
might do it."
     "But you don't think that's enough, do you?" Goblin said.
     "No.  I think we'll have to destroy the old city again," Tensekai answered.  
"And that won't be easy with all the blood that's been spilled there.  Not when blood 
magic is at its strongest, as now."
     "But it can be done?" Smeds asked.
     "To get rid of bloodstains, soak in cold water and hand-wash," Lavender Lance 
     Tensekai turned toward her slowly, eyes wide.  "WHAT did you say?"
     The Illisni gladiator backed up a couple of steps in the face of his intensity.  
"It's how you get bloodstains out of cloth.  Soak it in cold water--"
     "Yes!"  The mage stared around almost feverishly.  "We'll need a LOT of cold 
     "Ice," Smeds suggested.  "From the mountains above Khalhums.  Dwarves can do 
that."  He glanced at Shamu, who nodded.  "We're on it."  The two Dwarves stepped 
aside, muttering together about sledges and sawdust.
     "If the wizards now in Old Valamantis realize we're trying to... quench the 
blood magic, they'll move to stop us," Ka D'Argo said.  "So securing the arena and a 
route of access will be our job."
     "And if any wizards get killed in the process..." Goblin bared his fangs, "too 
bad for them."

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

                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): SMEDS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): HARALDUR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): FRIED TWINKIE of MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): ZEP of IRON BROTHERS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): VAPID VANNA of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): PARALLAX of MAD SCIENTISTS (Neon Necromancer, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): MR. TWISTER of IRONIC TAILS (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): HALO 14 of BLIND HYPOCRISY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): UHLEK of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): SKULK of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): ANN ARTICHOKE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): APPLE of FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): MACAULIFFE of THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): 2 PHAT of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 374): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 495): KING'S TEN (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 380): GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 500): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 496): SUPERIOR FORCES ZC2 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 495): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 491): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (Assamite, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 481): COSMIC FREAK OUT (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 455): KAMIKAZI (Turtle, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 446): DENNY'S BKFAST (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): none
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 381): FRUITS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 181): PLAGUES (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 169): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 146): X-POSSE (Savant, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 499): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                (turn 498): RED FUSION of IT'S NEW! (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 496): GOOBATRON of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           SUGARBEET of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
               (turn 495): HOOSIER DADDY of FLOWER CHILDREN (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
                           JERICO of MORGAN'S BOYS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 482): MORROCCO MOLE of BEAST MASTERS (The Druid, mgr.)
                            TALON of GET OUTTA MY WAY (Floyd, mgr.)
                            HO HUM HO of CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
                (turn 481): DALLAS of SUPERIOR FORCES 6N (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 480): GLIMMOR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                  (turn 445): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 194): TAMMY FAYE of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 432): GATE WITCH of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 331): SPENCER of THE BOLT (Hombre, mgr.)
                   (turn 330): AKLAR of MITHRAL HALO (Barnabas, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail KALTOS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, THE LIMPER fought DOG and gained 11 points and contributed to 
THE TAKEN's 3-2-0.  COW has lost to HOFFA, falling 8 points, while helping make ON 
THE FARM a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, FRIED TWINKIE kept THE 
TAKEN's warrior, SILENT, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the THE MIDDLE WAY 5 stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on KALTOS, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding THE 
MIDDLE WAY 5 more than any other team we find MORE NEW TEAMS 2.  KALTOS, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that HOFFA 
from JOHNS was KALTOS' most challenged warrior this turn.  I don't know about you, 
but HOWLER challenging down 17 points to JOHNS' HOFFA, is not really worthy of THE 
TAKEN.  We're not surprised to hear that HOWLER won victory over HOFFA, but I bet it 
would be interesting to hear why THE TAKEN made such a challenge.  In a brave 
attempt, ROSE from THE TAKEN challenged up 25 points to fight FAST FORWARD from the 
TECHNOLOGY stable.  ROSE perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as she subdued FAST 
FORWARD and ended up with 85 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in KALTOS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRIED TWINKIE 4562           16   4  0    95       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAPTAIN CRUNCH 4330          11   5  1   116       TECHNOLOGY (283)
 HOWLER 3591                  12   7  0    97       THE TAKEN (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROSE 4603                    10   2  2    85       THE TAKEN (370)
 SILENT 4600                   9   4  1    80       THE TAKEN (370)
 BELISS DON 4558              15  14  0    76       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HOFFA 4348                    8  50  0    74       JOHNS (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONY TWILO 4525               9   2  0    66       HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
 FAST FORWARD 4484             9   7  0    64       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBLIN 4605                   5   6  0    45       THE TAKEN (370)
 NEO 4602                      3   1  1    41       TECHNOLOGY (283)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE FOX 3877                  5   3  0    40       OF WOLF AND MEN 4 (403)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAKAU 4623                    3   1  0    28       JOHNS (379)
 FLYNN 4624                    2   2  1    26       JOHNS (379)
 ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595           2   0  0    24       TECHNOLOGY (283)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANS JOILICE 4606             4   7  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 ERLOI GILL 4620               3   2  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
 HOFFA 4622                    2   2  0    15       JOHNS (379)
 HORSE 4575                    1   1  0    11       ON THE FARM (478)
 THE LIMPER 4639               1   0  0    11       THE TAKEN (370)
 INSANITY 4625                 1   1  0     8       MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
 COW 4577                      1   1  0     4       ON THE FARM (478)
 DOG 4576                      1   1  0     4       ON THE FARM (478)
 FERGHAN HOHL 4633             0   2  0     2       THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELLENKAMP 4621        2  1 2 JOHNS 379             NEO 4602              495         
JAD LADRUE 4559       11 17 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  ROSE 4603             495         
GORAN INSIT 4598       2  9 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 453  ROSE 4603             494         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jad -- Are condolences we all liked your persona you will be missed. -- Silver Stroke 
mng. The Taken

Jad -- eeek.  A rose by any other name wouldn't be the same.  I await your bloodfeud. 
-- Rose

Beliss Don -- I think I'm getting better. -- The Howler

Hoffa -- That was for soul catcher.  She told me to give you a kiss too but I left 
that out I guess that arse whipping will have to do heheh... -- Silent

Hans -- Surprising.  You must not of had your nikes on? -- Goblin

All -- I'll give my guys some vegetarian meals to slake their blood lust. -- Silver 

All -- Hmmm.  I wonder where we get that from wouldn't have anything to do with our 
manger being a vampire would it lol. -- The Howler

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational

framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOWLER devastated HOFFA in a action packed 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
ROSE handily defeated FAST FORWARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NEO won victory over ZAKAU in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ELECTRIC SHEEP defeated HANS JOILICE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
FRIED TWINKIE luckily beat SILENT in a unpopular 17 minute gruesome Title competition.
BELISS DON savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
TONY TWILO overcame GOBLIN in a 1 minute fight.
ICE FOX viciously subdued FLYNN in a 2 minute gruesome expert vs. beginner melee.
COW was defeated by HOFFA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
DOG was defeated by THE LIMPER in a 3 minute novice's fight.
HORSE handily defeated FERGHAN HOHL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ERLOI GILL narrowly defeated INSANITY in a crowd pleasing 5 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  16 -  2      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  4      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 496 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FRIED TWINKIE 4562         16   4  0   95 MORE NEW TEAMS 2 (476)
STRIKING ATTACK  HOWLER 3591                12   7  0   97 THE TAKEN (370)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BELISS DON 4558            15  14  0   76 THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (453)
LUNGING ATTACK   TONY TWILO 4525             9   2  0   66 HOUSE OF PANCAKES (471)
SLASHING ATTACK  NEO 4602                    3   1  1   41 TECHNOLOGY (283)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELISS DON 4558.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BELISS DON 4558.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERLOI GILL 4620, 
HOWLER 3591, ICE FOX 3877, COW 4577, INSANITY 4625, NEO 4602, TONY TWILO 4525, DOG 
4576, ROSE 4603, and SILENT 4600.

The least popular fighter this week was FRIED TWINKIE 4562.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FERGHAN HOHL 4633, THE LIMPER 4639, GOBLIN 4605, FAST FORWARD 
4484, HOFFA 4622, FLYNN 4624, HANS JOILICE 4606, ELECTRIC SHEEP 4595, ZAKAU 4623, and 
HOFFA 4348.