Date   : 12/01/2006    Duedate: 12/14/2006


DM-6    TURN-566

This Weeks Top Honors


071406AD (544)
(6-6275) [8-0-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YFEL STEORRA (519)             071406AD (544)
(6-5984) [7-5-2,68]            (6-6275) [8-0-0,102]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AVIAN                          NATASHA IVANOVA
WINGED LEGION (499)            YFEL STEORRA (519)
(6-6286) [4-2-0,31]            (6-5984) [7-5-2,68]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WINGED LEGION (499)         31
2. BALTO (543)                 27      YFEL STEORRA (519)
3. MACHINES OF WAR (540)       25      Unchartered Team
4. THE VOLS (545)              17
5. THE LADY'S LIST (395)       15      071406AD (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*071406AD (544)             8   0  0  100   1/ 3*THE VOLS (545)            6  4 0
 2/ 0*BALTO (543)                2   0  0  100   2/ 1 YFEL STEORRA (519)        6  4 0
 3- 2 DARK PANTHEON (317)      499 365 35 57.8   3/ 2 WINGED LEGION (499)       5  2 1
 4/ 3*THE VOLS (545)            14  11  1 56.0   4/ 5*071406AD (544)            3  0 0
 5/ 4 YFEL STEORRA (519)        26  22  3 54.2   5/ 4 MISFIT CREW (546)         3  7 0
 6/ 5 WINGED LEGION (499)       53  45  1 54.1   6/ 6*MACHINES OF WAR (540)     3 10 0
 7/ 6 THE LADY'S LIST (395)    289 321 17 47.4   7/ 0*BALTO (543)               2  0 0
 8/ 7 MISFIT CREW (546)         20  27  6 42.6   8/ 8 THE LADY'S LIST (395)     2  4 0
 9/ 8*MACHINES OF WAR (540)      7  24  0 22.6   9- 7 DARK PANTHEON (317)       1  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt TRANSEL will ever be the same.  The WINGED LEGION guild has had a 3-0-1 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MULLET DOG 
remains TRANSEL's top warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Sultan's Tent until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DARK PANTHEON 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on TRANSEL, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding DARK PANTHEON more than any other team we find 071406AD.  TRANSEL, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that SATCHEL from THE LADY'S LIST was TRANSEL's most challenged warrior this turn.  
In a brave attempt, MINNIE PEARL from THE VOLS challenged up 21 points to fight 
CROCKER from the MISFIT CREW stable.  MINNIE PEARL perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she bested CROCKER and ended up with 20 recognition points.  AIAS 
TELAMONIOS of YFEL STEORRA had better have a good reason for challenging down 13 
points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought AIAS TELAMONIOS showed great skill 
and promise when he was beat by SATCHEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in TRANSEL and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MULLET DOG 6275               8   0  0   102       071406AD (544)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMOCULOUS 5798              14   5  0   118       DARK PANTHEON (317)
-SKINWALKER 6043               9   2  2   105       DARK PANTHEON (317)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATASHA IVANOVA 5984          7   5  2    68       YFEL STEORRA (519)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SATCHEL 6215                 14  13  0    66       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
 RAY BROC 6107                 7   1  1    61       YFEL STEORRA (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983          7   5  0    53       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 HOFFA 6216                   11  16  0    49       THE LADY'S LIST (395)
 GEN. JACKSON 6285             5   1  1    49       THE VOLS (545)
 JUGGERNAUT 6252               5   0  0    47       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 DRAGON 6246                   6   2  0    42       WINGED LEGION (499)
 RALPH EMERY 6282              4   1  0    34       THE VOLS (545)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIFRID 6135                   3   1  0    33       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 AVIAN 6286                    4   2  0    31       WINGED LEGION (499)
 MEAN TEA 6301                 5   4  1    27       MISFIT CREW (546)
-GRIMSTAR 6248                 1   1  0    24       DARK PANTHEON (317)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUS 6302                    4   4  2    22       MISFIT CREW (546)
 FAIRY 6293                    2   0  1    21       WINGED LEGION (499)
 MINNIE PEARL 6297             1   1  0    20       THE VOLS (545)
 MYRA 6306                     4   5  2    19       MISFIT CREW (546)
-FORLORN 6272                  2   2  1    18       DARK PANTHEON (317)
 CROCKER 6305                  4   5  0    17       MISFIT CREW (546)
 GROTHEN 6303                  3   6  1    16       MISFIT CREW (546)
 CAMDEN 6266                   1   0  0    14       BALTO (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEGIONNAIRE 6296              1   1  0    14       MACHINES OF WAR (540)
 UPPER DECK 6268               1   0  0    13       BALTO (543)
 CALABAZA CABEZA 6110          2   3  0     9       YFEL STEORRA (519)
 DAVY CROCKETT 6283            2   3  0     9       THE VOLS (545)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 532  0  1 0   1                   FAIRY 6293            566 NONE    
STRIKER 6313           0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   VAREN D'KENSIS 551    566 NONE    
RIPPER 6314            0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   KALTOS PRIVATEER 546  566 NONE    
BASHER 6315            0  1 0 MACHINES OF WAR 540   DEVERIL THE DARIN 553 566 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

14 November 2006
                                      A Tale of
                        Fusion Confusion Delusion Revolution
                                     as told by
                                Hammer the WordSmith

     SomeWhere Beyond ElseWhere and ElseWhen a hooded figure brooded upon the
lingering wisps of memory from days gone by.
     From the howling sands to the sanding howls the streams of thought bubbled and
flowed, winding endlessly entwined within the darkest recesses and lightest resources
of the learned and unlearned disciplines of managerial mayhem and manipulation.
     Nameless faces and faceless names floated in the swirling mists of madness
embalmed within the memories of one who knew he did not know how far reaching the
influences [both positive and negative] had rooted and flowered in the march of time
and energy expended in the historical markings of gladiatorial essence and excellence
     The tamed and the untamed coupled with the named and the unnamed resources that
spilt their sweat and blood on the sands of arenas both known and unknown had
metamorphosed into the dreamings and the schemings of the fadings of jadings and
paradings [in both public and private] amongst the elite and the indiscreet
posturings and babblings of managers becoming legends in their own minds and times.
     Hammer pondered upon beginnings and the seemingly endless myriad of endings
possibly possible among the interspersed and intertwined impossible possibilities
presently past and future.
     Echoing and reechoing in the vast depths and countless compartments along the
corridors of his mind, Hammer played and replayed the glories shared and dared in the
sixty-plus stabled arena on fabled Noblish Island DM 93.
     The training had been all too brief, but the competition generated by the multi
faceted personages inhabiting DM 93 and the sheer multitude of numbers had forever
instilled themselves in the heart and soul of the veteran manager [Hammer]; insomuch
that the migration to Niatoli Island DM 33 triggered the desire to emulate the glory
and the grandeur of the spectacle of stables vying for recognition from among the
virtually numberless no-name newbies making names for themselves as they numbered
their stables and accomplishments for all to see and behold, to the song and the
sound of the sight of clashing cold cruel steel simmering the flesh of gallant
gladiators consumed by the gory and the glory of crossing blades with the superior
and the inferior within the interior of Greywand's Global Gladiatorial Galaxy.
     Far far ago and long long away had many abandoned hope for a return to the
reminiscences revered by so many managers; predating even the generations of
gladiators graduating from Noblish Island and the years of yore and gore and
gallantry before.
     Rumblings and mumblings of a renovation rejuvenating the reflexes of managers
numbed by the numberless trysts of tourney tarnished stables began revolutionizing
the very fabric of time and space and time-honored tradition throughout the ranks of
visionary newbies and volatile veterans alike and dislike.
     History was being shaken to the core of the gore as glory and grandeur responded
to the revelry reverie revelations and reveille revolutionizing the creation of a new
arena in the making; populated by No-Tourney Warriors and Full Stable Participants
pledging to forge a new vision version of "The Fiercest and Best" for crossing blades
and crosser banter in the personal ads and team spotlight tomes.
     Now was the time for Hammer to emerge and once again merge his talent among the
gifted and grifted; answering the call to assemble the drifted [and to directly
divulge and converge with the dozens] for the destiny of destructive denizens
determined to build a new legacy upon the all-but-forgotten ashes of the old and
olden legends of times lost.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer sifted the sands in the dead of night in the desert reaches [located
SomeWhere BeYond ElseWhere and ElseWhen] to discover 5 gladiators not tourney worthy,
yet interesting enough to begin their careers in a No-Tourney Arena!
     "They need not be dispatched to the Dark Arena," the veteran manager mused as he
sorted through paperwork long discarded and vaguely forgotten, "because there is
nothing like a good Blood Feud to provide inspiration for writing personal ads in the
arena newsletter! Besides, there are times when the replacement for a warrior wounded
mortally on the arena sands fares much better than the one exchanged from Torch
     Fights by Torch Light were certainly deemed unnecessary as Hammer had already
deduced that a number of determined stables would undoubtedly congregate with High
Octane Warriors under the guidance of Higher Octane Managers to populate and
depopulate the new No-Tourney Arena currently under construction in DM 81.
     Fortunately his feeble foray into the desert would yield somewhat suitable
candidates for the newfound purposes Hammer had in mind.
     From among the candidates to be found Hammer would be rewarded in time by
     Deep into the night Hammer searched and searched until five not-so-promising
stables were uncovered in the waning hours before dawn.
     Ripper discards were scattered far and wide, but this was not the time or the
hour to let sentimental views cloud the issue at hand.  Future events would lend
themselves to a suitable Ripper replacement, especially with the prospects Hammer was
now sorting for his selection decision to dispatch to the Gladiatorial Commission for
     Most managers have the luxury of selecting the best group [or discarding the
worst group!] Hammer had the novelty of rounding up the castaways from the New
Stables paperwork accumulated long ago from Maximillian's Morya Madness contest in DM
28 that were deemed below inferior as contest prizes [and thus banished from sight!]
     Hammer scrutinized and agonized over which group of gladiators were worth the
sacks of gold coins he was prepared to release to the Gladiatorial Commission for
fees to MAINTENANCE his new stable in the No-Tourney Arena.
     After what seemed like long hours passing by, Hammer discarded one and then
another group of hopefuls.  After lengthy debate a third was cast aside.  Deciding
between the final two groups found Hammer going back to interview the rejected
candidates time and time again [until a final decision was made that Hammer could
live with and his new stable could die with!] before the final quirks were hammered
out and pen put to paper to process the prospective puny stable with the Gladiatorial
     The only solace gained from the painful process was the knowledge that other
managers would be less tempted to run stables in DM 81 populated by their tourney-
worthy warriors [under the penalty of death imposed and enforced upon tourney
experienced gladiators by the Committee being formed to police and regulate such
matters!] as sworn to and signed in good faith by each registering manager.
         [TIME JUMP]
     Hammer had worked long and hard to find suitable candidates for his stable and
now it was time to begin their training.  The paperwork had been dispatched for
registration with the Gladiatorial Commission and now was the hour in which
preparation was paramount!
     Dispatch riders had arrived with the news that Considerable Bounty was being
offered as incentive rewards to those managers sending new stables to the No-Tourney
     Hammer realized this would Up the Ante [causing greater pause in the managerial
community for selecting suitable stables!] as the creative competition was certain to
escalate and produce Serious Sword Slinging Stables Staining the Arena Sands Red!
     Obviously a serious upgrade in the quality of competition migrating to the No-
Tourney Arena in DM 81 would definitely work in favor of Hammer; enormously
increasing the death toll percentage potential amongst the ranks of his new start-up
stable in DM 81 [Sands Running Red and Blood Feuds Running Rampant as Undoubtedly
     Hammer observed the futility of his new warriors training [as well as they could
for what they were made from!] while recent memories came to the forefront of his
     When the paperwork was nearly completed and names were selected for each
Gladiator, Hammer decided to name the stable according to what he had discovered in
the darkness while searching during the dismal hours of the desert night.
     These warriors would probably be more well suited to fight by Torch Light had
they fallen into the possession of most other managers!
     Paper Warriors better suited to confronting Dark Arena Monsters [rather than
being fed to the Gladiatorial Lions certain to be populating the regular No-Tourney
     Specimens blatantly better suited for feeding upon agitated armadillo ants than
for striving to attain recognition and fame in the No-Tourney Arena [or any arena!]
     Thus was AARDVARK HAMMERZ birthed and born for Greatness or Disgrace!
         [TIME JUMP]
     Dispatch riders on winged steeds brought the news Hammer had been awaiting!
     Not since the days of training on Noblish Island in DM 93 had Hammer encountered
such collective enthusiasm for crossing blades in a selected arena such as DM 81
[recalling the time Hammer generated a gathering of newbies to transfer to Niatoli
Island in DM 33 to match wits and cross blades with the assembling veterans upon
     The Consortium had represented the veterans well in DM 33 with the SWEETNESS
stable managed by Sweety Pie.  Now the good news had arrived that The Consortium was
seen registering a stable named LIFE IMPACTS in the No-Tourney Arena!
     Former alliance mates Darque and Kat had reportedly registered DARQUE AGES and
KATHOUSE with the Gladiatorial Commission.
     Morya Madness combatant LePentarque from DM 28 had registered LA PENTARCHIE and
longtime fixture Drake in North Fork DM 47 [recently returned from a lengthy hiatus]
had been lured by the competition to register DRAKE'S HARDWARE.
     Deke [at the helm of DOC LEGRAND'S LAB] was instrumental in promoting the No-
Tourney Arena by repeatedly negotiating terms with the Gladiatorial Commission.
Others had laid the groundwork before him, but Deke raised the banner and carried it
the final distance [Supported by Countless Managers too numerous to mention!] Salute
Yourselves for Your Efforts are Most Graciously Applauded throughout Alastari!
     Apex had signed in with CAROLINA BLUE as had Ghab with ASSASSIN NATION.
     Another familiar name was found on the rolls as DeGotti registered CULT OF
BACCHUS followed by DOOM KNIGHTS managed by Blackstorm.
     Also on the rolls to be noted were AS SEEN ON TV II managed by Indimar and
RAGNAROK'S WOLVES by none other than ragnorokwolf.
     Nomad had signed on with PHANTOM REGIMENT and Silas followed suit with
     Another notable signature was that of MasterBeru with CHILDHOOD HEROES and a
penchant for scribing Team Spotlights [A Plus in Any Arena!]
     Detective Kellumbo had followed the clues and was observed enroute to
registering a yet unannounced stable [such are the ways of sleuthhounds and such!]
     Rumor had it that the manager known as Roadkill was on his way to register a
stable after his namesake and Slugbait was close behind [obliviously lost in
     Finally [in no particular disorder!] managers Grimm, Woody, Terminator, Den and
Bill were also seen elbowing their way through the gathering registration crowd to
officially announce their participation in the No-Tourney Arena.
     COUNTLESS OTHER MANAGERS were known to be pondering the consequences of sending
stables to a No-Tourney Arena and had yet to make the commitment public knowledge as
to their intentions.
     Howbeit the Gladiatorial Commission was reportedly swamped with requests for New
Stable Registration Forms [whether for the Tempe Facer or No-Tourney Arena was
anybody's guess at the present time!]
     Judging from the furtive figures darting and ducking in the shadows and
alleyways throughout Alastari [as well as those huddled in taverns or communicating
with one another by various means available!] the success of such a No-Tourney Arena
was Ballooning far Beyond the Expectations of the Promoters and Petitioners Bar None!
had the Best Potential for attracting and assembling a congregation of competitors
rivaling the numbers of Noblish Island from days gone by!
       JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE BEGINNING of a Journey where both Newbies and Veterans
join together in a Historic Assemblage Celebrating the Crossing of Blades between
some of the Best Managed Stables in all of Alastari [Known and Unknown!]
                 "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper"
                                          Minister of War

30 November 2006
NEED A TURF WAR ALLIANCE??  Master Beru, Wretch, Reaper, and Xoan have come together
to form an Alliance for the TURF WAR in DM47 with no regards for experience in
competitions or even the game.  If you want to enjoy the thrills of the competition,
we have space for up to three more managers.  Contact Master Beru at
d_spinella@msn.com for more information or send a note to Master Beru at DM 29--Army
of Darkness.  If you are interested, we need to move quickly, since the contest
starts in January and there are a few requirements to meet to participate.  May your
blades find the chinks in your enemy's armor. -- Master Beru

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKER was butchered by VAREN D'KENSIS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIPPER was butchered by KALTOS PRIVATEER in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BASHER was easily killed by DEVERIL THE DARING in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
JUGGERNAUT outwaited SIFRID in a slow 8 minute master vs. novice Challenge brawl.
AIAS TELAMONIOS was savagely defeated by SATCHEL in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
RAY BROC defeated GEN. JACKSON in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
MINNIE PEARL bested CROCKER in a popular 2 minute Challenge competition.
MULLET DOG handily defeated WEGERIN GREATBLADE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
NATASHA IVANOVA overpowered HOFFA in a popular 6 minute gory uneven duel.
DRAGON overpowered ANGUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
RALPH EMERY demolished MYRA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GROTHEN was handily defeated by AVIAN in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest.
MEAN TEA overpowered LEGIONNAIRE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
DAVY CROCKETT was defeated by UPPER DECK in a 1 minute novice's duel.
FAIRY butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CALABAZA CABEZA was overpowered by CAMDEN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   3 -  1      84  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |

Turn 566 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MULLET DOG 6275             8   0  0  102 071406AD (544)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NATASHA IVANOVA 5984        7   5  2   68 YFEL STEORRA (519)
SLASHING ATTACK  SATCHEL 6215               14  13  0   66 THE LADY'S LIST (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAY BROC 6107               7   1  1   61 YFEL STEORRA (519)
BASHING ATTACK   AIAS TELAMONIOS 5983        7   5  0   53 YFEL STEORRA (519)
TOTAL PARRY      JUGGERNAUT 6252             5   0  0   47 MACHINES OF WAR (540)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAGON 6246                 6   2  0   42 WINGED LEGION (499)
PARRY-LUNGE      RALPH EMERY 6282            4   1  0   34 THE VOLS (545)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AVIAN 6286.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
NATASHA IVANOVA 5984.  The ten other most popular fighters were MINNIE PEARL 6297, 
6285, DRAGON 6246, RALPH EMERY 6282, and MEAN TEA 6301.

The least popular fighter this week was SIFRID 6135.  The other ten least popular 
6296, MYRA 6306, HOFFA 6216, BASHER 6315, RIPPER 6314, STRIKER 6313, and FAIRY 6293.

                            JANUARY FACE-TO-FACE IN TEMPE!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 12-14, 2007.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and several people 
were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to it and that we will see you there!