Date   : 05/15/2008    Duedate: 06/11/2008


DM-8    TURN-296

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5051) [12-7-2,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOOD RITES (585)              CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
(8-5051) [12-7-2,133]          (8-4892) [5-0-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RABBIT                         RABBIT
THE ANIMALS (576)              THE ANIMALS (576)
(8-4965) [11-11-0,66]          (8-4965) [11-11-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        78
2. GENERALS (590)              34      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. THE ANIMALS (576)           22      Unchartered Team
4. BLOOD RITES (585)           22
5. MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)         21      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      15   0  0  100   1/ 2 THE ANIMALS (576)        10  5 0
 2/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       117  60  0 66.1   2/ 1 SMITHSONIAN (245)         7  5 0
 3/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        578 369 13 61.0   3/ 4 BLOOD RITES (585)         7  6 1
 4/ 0*GENERALS (590)             3   2  1 60.0   4/ 7*CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      6  0 0
 5/ 5 BLOOD RITES (585)         54  37  3 59.3   5/ 8 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     6  4 0
 6/ 7 THE ANIMALS (576)         53  56  0 48.6   6/ 6 LEVIATHAN (556)           6  9 0
 7/ 8 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)     56  63  1 47.1   7/ 3 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  1 0
 8/ 6*ROUGH RIDERS (587)         6   8  2 42.9   8/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       4 11 0
 9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      106 142  2 42.7   9/ 0*GENERALS (590)            3  2 1
10/10 LEVIATHAN (556)           44 106  4 29.3  10/10*ROUGH RIDERS (587)        1  4 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[ The Andorian Succession #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro watched the last of the gladiators leave, clearing the common room of the
Krill Cavalry guildhouse for his conference with Fandil.  They were probably decent
people, but he didn't know them, and the situation did not incline him to trust any
     "It will be fine," Fandil said.  "They won't go blabbing about our presence, and
they won't hear anything that matters, anyway."  He gestured, and a faint shimmer
sprang up, form a hemisphere in the room, enclosing the two of them.  "This will
ensure that there are no eavesdroppers."
     After a moment, Lenpro shrugged.  "Okay, it's what we've got to work with,
anyway.  Where do we start, then?"
     "With the king, I think.  No one's heard seen him in... two or three years, at
least, I think?"
     Lenpro nodded.  "At least."
     "Nor heard anything that constitutes persuasive evidence that he is still alive,
still functional, and concerned with his job."
     Lenpro nodded again, imapatiently.  "I know all that.  You know all that--"
     "Just making sure we both know that we both know," Fandil said.  "Assumptions
are the shifting sands under faulty planning.  All the information we can gather
indicates that the king has spent the past several years on the Isle, never leaving
it.  Anything official coming out of Andor is signed by Herlas d'Arenju, styling
himself 'First Minister to the King'.  He is said to be Fratsfan, but he isn't listed
in the Fratsfan Register of Noble Houses and Scions."
     "Does that matter?  That he isn't a nobleman?"
     "I don't suppose so, in itself.  But I would like to find some indication of his
background, somewhere.  At this point," Fandil said, suddenly exasperated, "I can't
even prove that he's Frastfan!"
     "Or that he's ill-intentioned," Lenpro added, scowling.  "He could just be
really stupid when it comes to running a government."
     "Or the front man for a committee," Fandil agreed.
     Lenpro nodded but brushed the issue aside.  "Same thing.  That isn't one of the
core questions.  Later, it might be important, but first," he paused to make sure he
had Fandil's full attention, "the first question is, Do we believe that the true and
proper king of Andoria is doing his proper job?"
     The two managers locked eyes over the scarred table.  "No," they said
     "Okay, second question, is there anything we can do to bring the king back to
the point of doing that job?"  He waved one hand casually.  "Setting aside the matter
of whether or not we can get at the king.  IF we can reach the king, do we believe he
can be gotten back on the job?"
     A silence.  A long silence.  The clock against the guildhouse wall ticked,
chimed, struck the hour, ticked on.  Finally Fandil sighed.  "No," he said again.
"Not according to the little I've heard."
     Lenpro nodded again.  "Third question:  Does the king have recognized heirs?"
     "No.  No one that any person has seen or heard of in years.  The rumors..." the
old mage shrugged, "they're said to have vanished from the Isle, probably into some
other dimension.  Regardless, they're gone."
     "Right, so we're talking about establishing a new royal line, or trying for some
other form of government, but at the least, we're talking a rebellion."
     "If there's effectively no king--"
     "There's a bureaucracy, inefficient and corrupt as it is, which is the
acknowledged legal channel of government," Lenpro said.  "You think they're going to
smile and say, 'Oh, what a good idea, we're behind you all the way!'?  I don't.
They'll fight."
     "No army to speak of."
     "Plenty of assassins, though."
     "I don't think one of the, ah, non-royal types of government would work in
Andoria at this time," Fandil said.  "I've seen them elsewhere, and people have to be
prepared before they can accept such an order and make it work.  But king-making...
that's tricky."
     Lenpro smiled, for the first time since the meeting had begun.  "We've got a
perfect candidate ready to hand," he said.  "The Fratsfan Emperor Alonj."

The Isle of the Eye:

     "I will never eat fish again," Senator Sedalia muttered from under the cover of
the tarp.
     "You won't need to," Gissanniah whispered back.  "You're going to have as much
trouble getting that smell out of your mustache as I will getting it of my hair."
     Sedalia's hand went automatically to his mustache, and he sighed.  It was limp
and untidy, in need of a wash, a trim, and fresh waxing.  "It's a sacrifice," he
agreed, "but a senator does what he must for his constituents."  He sighed
theatrically, teasing a smile out of his companion.  It was part of his duty, after
all, to keep her spirits up.  "How much longer will we have to lie here waiting, I
     Gissanniah raised her head just enough to peer through a crack in the side of
the cart.  "I don't see our driver anywhere," she said after a moment.  "At least, he
isn't on this side of the cart."
     Both gladiators listened for a moment to the sound of voices.  Too far away for
them to make out the words, their driver was talking to... someone.  Not guards, this
was no checkpoint, but someone.  Stung by a sudden surmise, Sedalia glanced across at
his companion.  Gissanniah was looking toward him, eyes widening with the same
     "He's betraying us," Sedalia said, certainty crystalizing as he said the words.
     "He promised he wouldn't tell any of the guards--"
     "He said nothing about not telling other people... who might carry word to the
guards.  Out, of here, now!  Your side is probably the less observed."
     "Right."  Gissanniah twitched up the tarp, peered out, then slid through the
smallest possible opening.  "Clear right now," she said.
     The senator followed.  Good so far.  The sides of the cart were so high that
whoever was talking on the other side could not see them, and it was only thirty feet
to the edge of the woods.  Sedalia didn't know why Lady Sheila had decreed that most
of the Isle was to be left wooded, but he was glad of it now.  The two of them walked
quietly on a straight line from the cart to the trees.  No one tried to stop them,
called out, no one appeared at all.
     Once they were under cover, Sedalia stopped and looked back.  "That was too
easy," he said.


     "Alonj?"  Fandil's eyebrows rose.  "I have always undestood that he is simple-
minded at best, possibly unstable."
     "You're out of touch," Lenpro said.  "Lady Fern has been back in Fratsfa for
some time now, and she's observed the government there closely.  She says that he's
'sane, steady, decent, and of at least normal intelligence'--her theory is that he
was manipulated by his regents and advisors to give the impression of incompetence."
     "And what's to stop them from being no better than the bureaucracy in Andor?"
     "His wife.  According to Lady Fern, the Empress Kitiara is... very firm, very
competent, very loyal, rather dangerous in her own right, and she's given Alonj three
children already--two sons and a daughter."


     Herlas d'Arenju frowned at the Chief Scribe.  "I don't know what you're playing
at, Hesselbod, but I don't like what I'm seeing and hearing.  A semblance of
normality--you said this yourself--is essential to maintaining order.  An increase in
taxes and an edict of conscription to double the size of the standing army is not
     The bureaucrat shrugged minimally, his face remaining blank.  "There are
increasing reports of trouble in the Karnhorn area," he said.  "That makes an
increase in the army and the taxes proper.  If we later end up using them for other
things, that's later."
     "Not very much later!"
     "The Aruaki have always been troublemakers," the scribe said.  "Allowing them to
settle here in the first place was the mistake.  I merely propose that it's time to
take corrective measures.  This five-step program should do what is needful.  First,
close the border of the Clanholds--"
     "Easy to say, hard to do," Herlas countered.  "Land and water both?  And what
     "You have described yourself as a magician," Hesselbod said.  "Prove it now.
Cage the beast-people as the first step in our campaign to exterminate them."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well I stand before all of you rather unexpectedly as your DM.  A random MU and a
random death of the former throne holder has brought this upon me.  I know I killed
Lord Byron but it was the most random of random.  I wish the departed Lord Byron a
great after life.

Blood boils, blood burns, blood rages ,blood pours and blood delivers.  Remember
praise the blood and all it brings.  Live on it.  Feast on it.  Delve deep in it.
For blood is life.

Unholy Terror

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARKERS once again!  Biff!  Pow!  ARKERS watched with glee as 
SMITHSONIAN got knocked off top spot by THE ANIMALS!  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and 
too little dodging gave Z GLADIATORZ a 1-1-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n 
down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, CONSANGUINEOUS' 4th moved them up to 5-0-0 place.  What's with CONCUSSION?  He 
actually beat GENERALS' MEADE, and walked away with 31 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at ROUGH RIDERS.  STARR OF DESTINY lost 8 points to CHAOS BLADE.  Some 
new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe STARR OF DESTINY will provide more easy wins...  
Another fighter (HAMMURABI 21-16-0) challenged another Duelmaster (UNHOLY TERROR 
12-7-2).  Life goes on.  HAMMURABI was reminded on the sands why UNHOLY TERROR is 
Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, BLOOD RITES!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at SMITHSONIAN ain't reelin'!  BLOOD RITES' 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, IMBER LACK!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNHOLY TERROR 5051           12   7  2   133       BLOOD RITES (585)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMBER LACK 4748              20  28  0   107       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZIP 4383                     15  10  0   106       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 NYTHIA 4923                  15   9  0   106       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMURABI 4219               21  16  0    93       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEORDIS INK 4746             19  32  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PEARL HARBOR 5076            10   4  0    88       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CRIMSON MIST 5047            13   6  1    87       BLOOD RITES (585)
 ZINGER 4890                  19   7  0    86       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 AERYN SUN 4811               16  19  0    76       LEVIATHAN (556)
 BULL FROG 5022               11   7  0    76       THE ANIMALS (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RABBIT 4965                  11  11  0    66       THE ANIMALS (576)
-ZERO 4658                     6   1  0    63       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MORNGRYM 4926                10  14  0    61       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 CONUNDRUM 4892                5   0  0    61       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 ZENITH 5082                   6   2  0    60       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 MORG POTTS 4868              14  17  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 MARSHMALLOW 4878             10  21  3    59       LEVIATHAN (556)
 MEERKAT 4963                 12   9  0    57       THE ANIMALS (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONIROMANCER 5023              8   9  0    53       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
-SANTA MARIA 5092              3   3  0    53       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZILCH 5081                    5   0  0    52       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 CONSTERNATION 4896            4   0  0    48       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 BLOOD STAIN 5049             12   7  0    43       BLOOD RITES (585)
 WAR BOND 5066                10   5  0    43       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 CONFIDENCE 4894               3   0  0    42       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 BOILING BLOOD 5093            7   4  0    38       BLOOD RITES (585)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040             7  13  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AROURA 4928                   4  20  1    33       LEVIATHAN (556)
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058            7  11  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 ALLEY CAT 5021                5  13  0    32       THE ANIMALS (576)
 CONCUSSION 4893               1   0  0    31       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 MALBORGIA V 5084              6   3  0    30       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
 MACHIAVELLA 5085              5   4  0    30       PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAM 5101                      3   3  0    22       LEVIATHAN (556)
 GORRILLA 5099                 4   3  0    21       THE ANIMALS (576)
 CONFESSION 4895               2   0  0    20       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
 CHAOS BLADE 5108              1   0  0    16       BLOOD RITES (585)
 SIR MARTIN 5083               2   8  0    14       LEVIATHAN (556)
 ATTILA THE HUN 5116           1   0  0    13       GENERALS (590)
 CAESAR 5114                   1   0  1    10       GENERALS (590)
 ROCA THE BLAZE 5086           2   2  1     9       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 STARR OF DESTINY 5088         2   2  1     9       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 HANNIBAL 5117                 1   0  0     9       GENERALS (590)
 EBARK THE ROUGH 5089          1   2  0     5       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
-TOGA THE RAGER 5087           1   1  0     4       ROUGH RIDERS (587)
 GENGHIS KHAN 5118             0   1  0     1       GENERALS (590)
 MEADE 5115                    0   1  0     1       GENERALS (590)
-GHREMSH THE JUST 5090         0   1  0     1       ROUGH RIDERS (587)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      CAESAR 5114           296  NONE
LORD BYRON 4935        14  5 0 SMITHSONIAN 245      UNHOLY TERROR 5051    295   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, darn!  Lord Byron knew life was short, especially the way he lived it!  He was
working hard for immortality, but....  He was a 15-4-8-15-17-18-7 mode (except for +2
Init) basher and went 30-170-5 with the warhammer.  He did well at 13-4-0 (whoops
13-5) in the arena and 9-6-0 in tournaments.  Indeed, he fought well above his head.
He will be missed, Unholy Terror, you Cad! -- Curator, Smithsonians
P.S.  Only the $7 tourney savings was a blessing!

Feordis Ink -- All right!  A win!  I may just make it out of here yet.  One more PP!
I think I can.... -- Hammurabi

Imber Lack -- Now that was not in the script! -- Pearl Harbor

Alley Cat -- What was that?  I was lucky to not spring a leak whilst fighting one of
your caliber! -- Santa Maria

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

Aha!  The Z Gladiatorz are zowee! -- Z Man

Crimson -- I did leave a little bloody mist behind, didn't I? -- Zip

We shall see how high I climbed in The Mailer.  We shall see! -- Zenith

Curator -- Sorry for the loss of Lord Byron.  It was a random MU and just as shocking
to me.  We shall await your BF. -- Wretch

Lord Byron -- It's sad to see a brother basher go down like that.  Luck to you in the
next land. -- Unholy Terror

Rabbit -- Damn.  I wish my manager would pay more attention to MUs.  Good win on your
part. -- Blood Stain

Zip -- Seems I was picked on because of a previous loss.  Well congrats to you. --
Crimson Mist

Indior Landis -- Well my manager finally got me a good challenge.  Glad to see you
walking out on the sands to greet me. -- Boiling Blood

All -- Our fine arena seems to be shrinking.  Where has everyone gone?  Have they
been chased away?  This arena used to be such a friendly place. -- Wretch

Hammurabi -- Huh, you really laid down the law for me! -- Feordis Ink

Boiling Blood -- (gagging)  That SMELL! -- Indior Landis
P.S.  And it's probably unsanitary.

Pearl Harbor -- What a sweet little fishie you are, eh?  Let's share a coconut on the
beach. -- Imber Lack

Aeryn Sun -- I suppose your trick is that you don't LOOK like a whale or a giant
squid or whatever.  Freakish to think that you might change into one, though. -- Morg

Sir Martin -- I don't know what Morg's going on about, I don't see how you COULD be
whales or whatever.  You'd have to be water-dwellers for that, right? -- Kerbin Notts

Ghost of Lord Byron -- That was a shock and a sadness to us all. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Pearl Harbor -- And when it's a pearl button, pushing it is a pleasure in itself. --
Imber Lack

Mixed congratulations for Unholy Terror...you've earned the throne, but Lord Byron
will be missed.  Curator, I will not challenge the DM until you've had your chance to
avenge, and I'll try to run interference as I'm able.  Salute. -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  Only 14 match-ups last turn?  We need some new recruits in the near future!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAMMURABI was bested by UNHOLY TERROR in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud Title fight.
CONSTERNATION subdued BOILING BLOOD in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
CONFIDENCE overpowered AROURA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ZINGER was viciously subdued by IMBER LACK in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
PEARL HARBOR viciously subdued BULL FROG in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
MORNGRYM was viciously subdued by AERYN SUN in a 8 minute master's Challenge match.
CONUNDRUM handily defeated BLOOD STAIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
WAR BOND was viciously subdued by MARSHMALLOW in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
CONFESSION won victory over ROCA THE BLAZE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
NYTHIA overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
FEORDIS INK beat RABBIT in a exciting 3 minute veteran's fight.
CRIMSON MIST devastated MORG POTTS in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ZENITH demolished MACHIAVELLA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MEERKAT overpowered SAM in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ONIROMANCER savagely defeated INDIOR LANDIS in a 4 minute gory duel.
ALLEY CAT devastated SIR MARTIN in a 1 minute brutal uneven duel.
KERBIN NOTTS slimly lost to MALBORGIA V in a 8 minute bloody brawl.
GORRILLA overpowered EBARK THE ROUGH in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STARR OF DESTINY was beaten by CHAOS BLADE in a 1 minute novice's bout.
CONCUSSION overpowered MEADE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CAESAR delivered the death blow upon SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute novice's bout.
ATTILA THE HUN demolished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven bout.
HANNIBAL won victory over STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute amateur's fray.
GENGHIS KHAN was overpowered by STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        27 -  14 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    37 -  24 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  30 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  36 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |

Turn 296 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        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     7 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   UNHOLY TERROR 5051         12   7  2  133 BLOOD RITES (585)
AIMED BLOW       NYTHIA 4923                15   9  0  106 PENUMBRAL MISTS (571)
LUNGING ATTACK   HAMMURABI 4219             21  16  0   93 SMITHSONIAN (245)
WALL OF STEEL    PEARL HARBOR 5076          10   4  0   88 SMITHSONIAN (245)
TOTAL PARRY      ZINGER 4890                19   7  0   86 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL FROG 5022             11   7  0   76 THE ANIMALS (576)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CONSTERNATION 4896          4   0  0   48 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RABBIT 4965.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
RABBIT 4965.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOILING BLOOD 5093, AERYN SUN 
FROG 5022, MARSHMALLOW 4878, NYTHIA 4923, and KERBIN NOTTS 5040.

The least popular fighter this week was MALBORGIA V 5084.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GENGHIS KHAN 5118, ATTILA THE HUN 5116, MEADE 5115, STARR OF 
POTTS 4868, and WAR BOND 5066.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: