Date   : 12/24/2009    Duedate: 01/20/2010


DM-8    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-4894) [17-5-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CONSANGUINEOUS (567)           
(8-4894) [17-5-0,116]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KERBIN NOTTS                   WAR BOND
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            SMITHSONIAN (245)
(8-5040) [14-27-0,69]          (8-5066) [16-14-0,100]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        34
2. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          20      CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
3. GENERALS (590)              15      Unchartered Team
4. HEAD BANGERS (595)          14
5. CONSANGUINEOUS (567)        11      HEAD BANGERS (595)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      76  22  2 77.6   1/ 1 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       10  0 1
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       164  78  1 67.8   2/ 2 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)      7  1 1
 3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)        615 398 13 60.7   3/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)         4  2 0
 4/ 0 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      35  23  2 60.3   4/ 7 GENERALS (590)            4  8 0
 5/ 4 GENERALS (590)            26  26  4 50.0   5/ 4*HEAD BANGERS (595)        3  7 0
 6/ 6*HEAD BANGERS (595)        14  20  1 41.2   6/ 0 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      2  1 0
 7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      141 209  3 40.3   7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       1 14 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 #39 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Outcast Orchid looked down the hill at the jumble of buildings crowding along
the river and heaved a sigh of relief.  "Almost home, and I am *so* glad--I really
need a bath--all this lying around in ditches to hide just isn't--"
     "We cannot enter the city openly," Herlas said.  He sound scandalized by the
very idea.  "I doubt that I would be given free passage, and even if I were, you
should not be seen with someone having such a dark reputation--"
     "Oh, pooh!  *I* never heard of you, and probably most people haven't, and
besides, what makes you think I care?"  She squinted at him and opened her mouth to
make another comment, then closed it with the observation unspoken.  Maybe he did
secretly enjoy his reputation as being a "bad boy of magic," but there was no need to
force him to admit it.  Men were silly about things like that.  "I know the back-
streets really well," she said.  "And we're dirty enough no one will want to get
close and find out more."
     She could see him wanting to argue and was glad when he changed his mind and
just followed her.  She wove through narrow streets, narrower alleys, avoiding
people--who were avoiding them, so it was easy--and picking up familiar landmarks.
Getting close to the Flower Shoppe.
Sizzling Sunflower and the manager Lenpro came into sight, almost running, heading
for the same goal.
     Orchid looked at her teammate and blinked.  To Herlas, she said, "Does it seem
to you that Sunflower is... glowing?"
     He hesitated.  "She is certainly... radiant," he answered finally.  "You mean
that isn't normal for her?"
     "Maybe it's just the light."
     The two pairs came together at the back door to the complex of buildings that
formed the Flower Shoppe.  Orchid and Sunflower hugged each other, babbling about
"amazing things to report."  Lenpro looked at Herlas and raised an eyebrow, then
gestured for the younger man to precede him into the building.  Going first and
having people with unknown intentions at his back didn't appeal, but Herlas reminded
himself... well, he was sure there were extenuating circumstances, but he'd think
about them later.  Simply getting out of sight of the hordes of ill-wishers produced
by his imagination--they were bound to show up any minute now--was good enough for
now.  He went in.
     Lady Fern hustled them into her private quarters (leaving a full house of Flower
Girls crowding the nearest rooms eager for news).  She pushed them into chairs, waved
at a tray with bottles and glasses and plates of snacks, and sat down herself.  On
the edge of her chair.  "What has been HAPPENING?" she demanded.  "You've been gone
for DAYS--"
     "Days?  Really days?" Sunflower asked.  "It didn't feel like that long--"
     "A pocket universe," Lenpro said.  "Not particularly dangerous to Alastari in
itself, so far as I can tell, but it might indicate problems to come.  What if more 
of them form?  We should probably do something about it.  Where's Fandil?  He'll know
whether we should worry."  He waved to the others for their report.
     "There was a golem in Andor," Orchid said, "and it was killed by gladiators, and
then the gladiators were killed by a mob and it probably isn't safe to be a gladiator
around there right now.  And a chaos monster on the road when we were getting away."
     "A Lord Korneth who describes himself as being 'from Sengir', a place I have
never heard of, is in control of Andor," Herlas added.  "Most of the bureaucrats
support him, though whether that is from conviction or to safeguard their jobs I
don't know.  A golem was made to look like the king--I did the illusions--supposedly
to allay worry about him.  No one knows exactly what happened to the king, mind you,
but the people most likely to know anything at all believe that he is gone--wherever
and however--for good.  The later stuff, killing the golem and giving gladiators a
bad name, increasing the size of the standing army, vilifying elves and Aruaki," he
hesitated and shrugged.  "I believe that Korneth is using all this to distract or
pacify the general population while he takes complete power."
     "And the chaos monsters!" Orchid reminded him.  "Somebody sent real chaos
monsters to chase us when we left Andor.  We need to tell Fandil about them, he'll
know what to do."
     "I'm sure he will," Fern said.  She looked suddenly older.  "But Fandil is not
here.  He left days ago to track down a magician in the mountains, and we have heard
nothing since Ravishing Redbud, who accompanied him part of the way, returned."

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     The young mage Elosjon wiped sweat from his face.  Though the morning was cold,
they had been walking and climbing since first light, and that was hot work.  For
him, anyway; his studies had not included anything more physical than carrying a book
from shelf to table or lifting a wand.  Fandil seemed to be doing fine.  Pride could
only do so much.  Elosjon gasped, "Can we stop for a few minutes?"
     Fandil glanced around and gestured toward an outcropping with two trees which
would shield them from anyone ahead.  "Surely, and next time don't wait till you're
about to fall down to ask."
     "I wasn't sure it was okay to talk," Elosjon muttered.
     "I doubt that will make any difference," the older mage said, and smiled.  "We
aren't exactly walking silently, you know."  He paused and cocked his head sideways
as if listening to something he alone could hear.  "I don't think anyone--the mage,
at least--is paying attention.  The watchdogs, though... might be different."
     Elosjon shivered, wishing that his imagination didn't paint those possible
watchdogs in such demonic colors.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had take the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."


     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): DEATH RATTLE of ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 616): HIPS of HER BEST ASSETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 316): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 634): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 619): DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 618): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 615): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 315): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 619): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARKERS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  GENERALS stable has parlayed this turn's 2-3-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, DEAD LEE fought JACKSON and gained 14 points and contributed to 
YOU PAY I SLAY's 2-1-0.  JACKSON has lost to DEAD LEE, falling 11 points, while 
helping make GENERALS a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, ARKERS, the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps CONFIDENCE is not as thrilled, being 
challenged 2 times.  WAR BOND challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting 
to dethrone CONSANGUINEOUS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and CONFIDENCE remains ARKERS' 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 Welcome Wench 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.  MIDDLE WAY 11 has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ARKERS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided MIDDLE WAY 11 stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was SMITHSONIAN.  Anyone surprised?  MOTOR HEAD from HEAD BANGERS took a risk this 
turn by bravely challenging up 27 points in a challenge against CONFESSION.  Even 
though MOTOR HEAD lost the fight, he at least came away with a gain of 33 points for 
challenging on of CONSANGUINEOUS.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  YOU PAY I SLAY made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as they 
sent URA GONER, with a record of 5-6-0, to URA GONER death.  Farewell, hers.  A brave 
warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight 
is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ARKERS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFIDENCE 4894              17   5  0   116       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR BOND 5066                16  14  0   100       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZILCH 5081                   12   6  0    94       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INDIOR LANDIS 5058           17  22  0    84       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-GERONIMO 5125                 6   4  0    78       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 IMA SLAYER 2884              10   3  2    75       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 KERBIN NOTTS 5040            14  27  0    69       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAD LEE 3142                 1   1  0    65       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFESSION 4895              12   7  0    59       CONSANGUINEOUS (567)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZITHER 5153                  11   1  0    56       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 ALAMO 5151                    7   3  0    55       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 JACKSON 5127                  5   2  1    42       GENERALS (590)
-D.D. EISENHOWER 5196          3   1  0    39       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZIGGY 5194                    3   0  1    34       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALIVA 5163                   3   4  0    33       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 MOTOR HEAD 5205               3   1  0    33       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 NORM QUESHA 5171              7   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 KUBLA KHAN 5126               5   2  0    27       GENERALS (590)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEPHYR 5204                   3   0  0    20       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 SLIP KNOT 5162                3   4  0    19       HEAD BANGERS (595)
-ZORK 5195                     2   0  0    16       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 TZU 5210                      1   0  0    13       GENERALS (590)
 KORN 5160                     2   5  0    11       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197              1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-NEW DEAL 5208                 0   1  0     7       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 BAT OF LASHES 5207            1   1  0     4       HEAD BANGERS (595)
 S.W.J. 5211                   0   1  0     1       GENERALS (590)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD MEAT 5209          0  1 0 GENERALS 590         DARK CHAMPION         317  NONE
METALLICA 5159          1  3 1 HEAD BANGERS 595     HANNA KEENE 5187      313  REVENGED
HANNA KEENE 5187        2  6 1 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    ZIGGY 5194            317   
URA GONER 2881          5  7 0 YOU PAY I SLAY 373   MOUNTAIN TROLL        317  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A salute to Duelmaster Confidence.  Aren't you out of here yet?  Really?  I consider
that completely consanguineous. -- Curator

Norm Q -- I was trying out some new tactics.  I guess I will use them more in the
future. -- D. D. Eisenhower

I was befuddled by a bat of lashes?  Same old, same old ... New Deal

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight. -- Curator, The Smithsonians, and
Consortiumites everywhere

Confidence -- Yu da man, er a, gal, er a, what are ya? -- The Z Man

Kerbin Knotts -- I thought that win was worth a lot and not just a lot of ... Zilch

Saliva -- I'm glad I don't hold my tongue out when I play.  Yikes!  You need a face
mask. -- Zither (glad to get out of there, hoping she didn't catch anything but the

Korn -- There is nothing like a good head-banging to clear your thinking. -- Zephyr

Slip Knot -- Zork take win.  Zork move south. -- Zork's handler

Zilch -- You didn't have to take that as the answer to "How much should I teach this
wonderful opponent?" -- Kerbin Notts, wonderful opponent and all around wonderful guy

D.D. Eisenhower -- You military men, always wanting stuff your way and right now.
Bah. -- Norm Quesha

Confidence -- You could've shared some of that. -- Indior Landis

Kubla Khan -- In return for those skills, how about if I get a tour of your Stately
Pleasure Dome? -- Kotter Naul

Motor Head -- You stand in serious need of a loss, but seeing as how it's the holiday
season, I refrained. -- Hanna Keene
P.S.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Zither -- Are you saying I'm a high note?  Cool. -- Norm Quesha

Ziggy -- Just my generosity of spirit, ma'am. -- Kotter Naul

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

URA GONER was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD MEAT was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
WAR BOND was viciously subdued by CONFIDENCE in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
ZILCH viciously subdued INDIOR LANDIS in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
MOTOR HEAD was savagely defeated by CONFESSION in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
KORN was defeated by NORM QUESHA in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
BAT OF LASHES was overpowered by KUBLA KHAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
KERBIN NOTTS was defeated by IMA SLAYER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
DEAD LEE vanquished JACKSON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALAMO won victory over SALIVA in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
ZIGGY executed HANNA KEENE in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
SLIP KNOT demolished KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZEPHYR overcame S.W.J. in a 1 minute novice's contest.
TZU demolished STRAY CATMAN in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    33 -  29 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  1      33  |

Turn 317 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CONFIDENCE 4894            17   5  0  116 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
WALL OF STEEL    WAR BOND 5066              16  14  0  100 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  ZILCH 5081                 12   6  0   94 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
BASHING ATTACK   IMA SLAYER 2884            10   3  2   75 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
PARRY-LUNGE      CONFESSION 4895            12   7  0   59 CONSANGUINEOUS (567)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZIGGY 5194                  3   0  1   34 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KERBIN NOTTS 5040.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WAR BOND 5066.  The ten other most popular fighters were CONFIDENCE 4894, 
5151, NORM QUESHA 5171, DEAD LEE 3142, and ZIGGY 5194.

The least popular fighter this week was S.W.J. 5211.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOTTER NAHL 5197, HANNA KEENE 5187, SALIVA 5163, JACKSON 5127, BAT OF 
LASHES 5207, KORN 5160, DEAD MEAT 5209, TZU 5210, KERBIN NOTTS 5040, and ZEPHYR 5204.