Date   : 07/04/2013    Duedate: 07/31/2013


DM-8    TURN-363

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5151) [21-12-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALAMO                          PITCHFORK KID
SMITHSONIAN (245)              PEASANT REBELLION (614)
(8-5151) [21-12-1,126]         (8-5377) [4-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KOTTER NAHL                    LELAND OLVEN
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5197) [11-41-0,81]          (8-5262) [14-15-1,65]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YOU PAY I SLAY (373)        55
2. SMITHSONIAN (245)           38      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. PEASANT REBELLION (614)     27      Unchartered Team
4. THE CHOSEN (613)            14
5. STEEL PROPHETS (615)        14      PEASANT REBELLION (614)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BIG BLEED (605)            1   0  0  100   1/ 1*PEASANT REBELLION (614)  11  4 0
 2/ 2*PEASANT REBELLION (614)   18   5  0 78.3   2/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)         9  2 0
 3/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       236 104  7 69.4   3/ 7 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)      6  6 0
 4/ 3*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      15   8  0 65.2   4/ 3 THE CHOSEN (613)          6  9 0
 5/ 5 SMITHSONIAN (245)        697 423 14 62.2   5/ 0 THE BRETHREN (618)        4  1 0
 6- 6*SHEWISH BISTRO (616)       3   2  0 60.0   6/ 5 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        4  3 0
 7/ 7 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)     108  86  5 55.7   7/ 2*STEEL PROPHETS (615)      4  5 0
 8/ 0 THE BRETHREN (618)        77  68  2 53.1   8- 6*SHEWISH BISTRO (616)      3  2 0
 9- 8 STAR HUNTER (603)         15  15  0 50.0   9/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       2 10 0
10- 9*WILD THINGS 2 (620)        1   1  0 50.0  10- 9*BIG BLEED (605)           1  0 0
11/10 THE CHOSEN (613)         166 169  9 49.6  11-10*WILD THINGS 2 (620)       1  1 0
12/11 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      205 342  5 37.5  12-12*STAR GUARDIANS (374)      0  1 0
13-12*STAR GUARDIANS (374)       0   1  0  0.0  13-11 STAR HUNTER (603)         0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The sun slowly climbed higher in the sky of Arkers.  The streets soon filled
with people rushing off to work and children off to school.  Small talk and the
laughter of children made a strange music as everyone moved along the streets.  Milk
men maneuvered their carts through the streets dropping off bottles at the market.
Deliverers for the local bakeries carried huge baskets stuffed full of warm, linen
wrapped loaves of bread.  Occasionally one would knock on the front door of a house
or dart up the steps to the second floor to deliver the bread to hungry families.
The women of the houses would press a jer-hawk into the hand of the delivery man to
settle their tab or to catch up with past due bill.
     Pyrat Ironforged exited the temple of Mantor the Bright.  He had just finished
his morning prayers and was returning the Chosen's guild house.  He wore a simple
brown tunic with black pants and black boots to match.  His red hair hung down past
his shoulders and came to rest on his scabbard sword strapped to his back.  Pyrat
wore a single thin braid of hair on his left side of his face.  Since coming to
Arkers, he has trimmed his beard to a more presentable length.  He agreed to do it
after Ocean told him he looked like a mad hermit fresh from the top of some mountain.
The observation didn't bother him.  What made the situation awkward was when she
complimented him on his green eyes.  There was a heartbeat of silence and then he
quickly excused himself.  There was no way he would ever see her as anything but a
friend.  His life was dedicated to Mantor the Bright.  Pyrat Ironforged was on a
mission and he couldn't be distracted by the fairer sex.  No matter how charming he
found her.
     The streets were becoming too crowded, so Pyrat decided to take one of the side
streets.  When there was a break in cart traffic, he darted across the street and
down the narrow path between two buildings.  Pyrat's stomach began to rumble.  It was
time for breakfast and he had hoped that there would be biscuits and thick slabs of
bacon.  That would go well with some of the black berry preserves Ria bought.  His
stomach grumbled louder in protest of his teasing thoughts.
     The alley continued straight but was met on the left side by another pathway.
That is where Pyrat wanted to go.  Not only did this route help him avoid all of the
hassle of the main road but it cut twenty minutes from his walk.  He would have to
enter the guild house through the back door, but it was worth it.  As Pyrat turned
left, he noticed two books on the ground.  He bent over to pick them up and noticed
that they were a child's school books.  Someone must have dropped them rushing off to
school.  Pyrat put the books back where he found them.  The child would probably be
back soon to pick them up.
     "No!" and then there was the sound of flesh on flesh.  Someone was struck.  The
voice was definitely female.  It was hard to tell, but Pyrat suspected that it came
from the main alley way.  He decided to delay his breakfast for a few minutes to see
what was going on.  As Pyrat quietly walked down the pathway he could hear mothers
telling their children to hurry up or fathers bellowing to his wife to help him find
a piece of miss placed clothing.  There was a dog barking as well.  He sounded big
but he also sounded a lot farther away than the shout.
     "Hold her.  Hold her."  It was a gruff voice.  It sounded slurred.  There was
laughter along with the gruff voice.  Laughter that told that the persons ahead meant
no good.
     Pyrat almost walked right into the back of a man stand off to the side.  He was
big.  Really big.  And he smelled like a distillery.  He was undoing his pants and
looking at a young girl.  Two other men held the young girl down in a garbage pile.
The people who lived in the houses put their garbage there for pick up.  The men
holding the girl seemed just as drunk as the big man in front of him.
     "That'll be enough of that!" Pyrat said.  The big man turned around and his two
accomplices looked over to see what had disturbed their foul activity.
     "Let the girl go, and we will all just walk away and pretend nothing ever
happened."  Pyrat was lying of course.  He was already making a mental description of
all three so that he could report them to the city watch.
     "Who are you?  You'd better get out of here before I split your skull."
     "I am Pyrat Ironforged of the Chosen.  We are the fist of Mantor the Bright."
     "Oh, you are with those hopped up snobs.  Get lost, you."  The big man
dismissively waved Pyrat away.  No one in the city liked the Chosen thanks to Porta's
abusive Duel Master's columns and interaction with the locals.
     With one hand, Pyrat freed the sword he wore on his back.  The well cared for
blade slide out easily.  Pyrat Ironforged spun the blade around making a whooshing
sound.  "Last chance; let the girl go and walk away."
     The big man's only reply was to take a swing at the young gladiator.  Pyrat
nimbly stepped back.  The big man followed swinging again and again.  He didn't
notice that he was being led down the narrow alley the red haired little man.
     The two men holding the girl down looked at each other.  They didn't know what
to do.  Suddenly there was a grunt of pain and a thump of something hitting wood.
The two men let the girl go and ran to see what had happened.  Whether she was dazed
from the assault or curiosity took over, but she followed her attackers.  All three
looked down the alley and saw Pyrat standing and the big man leaning against the wall
of one of the houses and holding the right side of his face.  Blood gushed out and
dripped down his arm and onto the dirty streets.
     "Take this idiot and get out of here." Pyrat said.  The men did as he told them
and the three of them walked the opposite way down the alley.  When Pyrat tried to
see if the girl was okay, she ran past him.  He watched as she grabbed her books and
continued back to the main street.  Pyrat stood in the alley alone trying to figure
out what had just happened.

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): ROYAL FLUSH et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): STEAL HOME of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
                              ROID FLOYD of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

    The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 -- March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the
Texas Revolution.  Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio
de Bixar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, USA).  All of the Texian defenders were
killed.  Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians, both
Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States, to join the Texian Army.
Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle
of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.
     Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican
Texas.  Approximately 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo.  The Texian
force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-
commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis.  On February 23, approximately 1,500
Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Bixar as the first step in a campaign to re-take
Texas.  For the next 10 days the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with
minimal casualties.  Aware that his garrison could not withstand an attack by such a
large force, Travis wrote multiple letters pleading for more men and supplies, but
fewer than 100 reinforcements arrived.
     In the early morning hours of March 6, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo.
After repulsing two attacks, Texians were unable to fend off a third attack.  As
Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior
buildings.  Defenders unable to reach these points were slain by the Mexican cavalry
as they attempted to escape.  Between five and seven Texians may have surrendered; if
so, they were quickly executed.  Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and
257 Texians dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that 400-600 Mexicans were
killed or wounded.  Several noncombatants were sent to Gonzales to spread word of the
Texian defeat.  The news sparked both a strong rush to join the Texian army and a
panic, known as "The Runaway Scrape", in which the Texian army, most settlers, and
the new Republic of Texas government fled from the advancing Mexican Army.
     Within Mexico, the battle has often been overshadowed by events from the
Mexican-American War of 1846-48.  In 19th-century Texas, the Alamo complex gradually
became known as a battle site rather than a former mission.  The Texas Legislature
purchased the land and buildings in the early part of the 20th century and designated
the Alamo chapel as an official Texas State Shrine.  The Alamo is now "the most
popular tourist site in Texas."  The Alamo has been the subject of numerous non-
fiction works beginning in 1843.  Most Americans, however, are more familiar with the
myths spread by many of the movie and television adaptations, including the 1950s
Disney miniseries Davy Crockett and John Wayne's 1960 film The Alamo.
     In terms of ethnicity among the Texian defenders, 13 were native-born Texians,
with 11 of these 13 being of Mexican descent.  The rest of the Alamo defenders
consisted of 41 men born in Europe, 2 Jews, 2 blacks, and the remainder were
Americans from states other than Texas.  Santa Anna's forces were a conglomeration of
former Spanish citizens.
     Alamo, Duelmaster (with an assist from Wikipedia)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARKERS, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  STEEL PROPHETS after a sorry 2-3-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as 
YOU PAY I SLAY can attest...  SMITHSONIAN posted a nice gain, to come in 2nd.  
Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for PENNY, who pummelled ZORK, to pocket 
26 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, 
after losing 22 points to PENNY.  (Discrete enough, ZORK?) ELDARRAN found out that 
ARKERS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has 
it one team in ARKERS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in THE 
CHOSEN are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The warriors 
of THE CHOSEN found their efforts at combat frustrated as SMITHSONIAN apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
PUGACHEV is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't PEASANT REBELLION proud!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
ARKERS would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALAMO 5151                   21  12  1   126       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YOSEMITE 5231                16   0  0   105       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 IWO JIMA 5223                16   4  0   100       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 IMA SLAYER 5271              15   4  1    96       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 PENNY 5261                    8   7  0    96       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 ELDARRAN 5402                17  11  2    92       THE BRETHREN (618)
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         15   5  0    92       THE CHOSEN (613)
 FELSTAVA 5404                17  12  0    91       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZEPHYR 5204                  16   8  2    90       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 XARGOTH 5405                 17  12  0    87       THE BRETHREN (618)
-PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           21   1  0    86       SMITHSONIAN (245)
-ZEST 5224                    16   3  1    85       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-URA GONER 5214                5   1  0    84       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 FIELDER 5276                 10   3  1    82       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             11  41  0    81       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 LIONIK 5352                  10  10  0    74       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ZORK 5195                    13   6  3    72       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 STEEL SPAR 5406              13  16  0    70       THE BRETHREN (618)
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             12  32  0    68       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            14  15  1    65       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PITCHFORK KID 5377            4   1  0    64       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          4   1  0    51       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 MARIUS 5400                   8   7  0    48       THE BRETHREN (618)
 MAYFLOWER 5235               12   4  0    40       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZOO 5236                     10   2  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIELD WALL 5253              8   4  0    40       STAR HUNTER (603)
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             3   1  0    40       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               6   4  0    36       THE CHOSEN (613)
 SWEET REVENGE 5378            4   1  0    34       PEASANT REBELLION (614)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FLAK 5385                3   1  0    29       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
-SPARAFUCILE 2888              0   1  0    29       STAR GUARDIANS (374)
 PUGACHEV 5379                 3   1  0    27       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 ORVILLE ROUSE 5322            5  11  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384              4   1  0    25       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEEF COOK 5287                1   0  0    21       BIG BLEED (605)
-SILENT ONE 5254               5   5  0    20       STAR HUNTER (603)
 HAROLD OF DUME 5386           3   2  0    19       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382              3   1  0    18       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 MAX MURDERER 5398             2   3  0    18       YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
-STUD MUFFIN 5388              1   0  0    15       SHEWISH BISTRO (616)
-ROCK TROLL TEMPURA 5390       1   0  0    15       SHEWISH BISTRO (616)
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         1   1  0    15       THE CHOSEN (613)
-RUMP ROAST 5391               1   0  0    11       SHEWISH BISTRO (616)
-VULTURE 5416                  1   0  0    11       WILD THINGS 2 (620)
-CRUSHER 5251                  2   4  0    10       STAR HUNTER (603)
 TARCICIUS VINC 5383           2   3  0     9       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         1   5  0     9       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ZINC 5266                     2   1  0     7       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-LITTLE LADY 5255              0   1  0     1       STAR HUNTER (603)
-LARGE LADY 5252               0   1  0     1       STAR HUNTER (603)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Peasant Rebellion -- Great point gain!  Way to rebel!  Kudos. -- Curator and The

Longshot and Jorja -- Thanks for the neat welcomes.  It is good to be home. --

I think my friend Mr. Zee is back with his Z Gladiatorz this round also. -- Curator

Ima Slayer -- Perhaps now you will "Remember The Alamo." -- Alamo, Duelmaster
P.S.  Perhaps you will not remember way back when you were 2-0 in the arena, but
victory makes me 2-0.
P.P.S  AND there is a greater likelihood that a Smithsonian will write a DM Column
than will one of Khisanth The Friendly Bartender.

Lionik -- You may be chosen, but I was settled first! -- Plymouth Rock

Longshot -- Loved the spot.  Keep up the good work. -- Curator

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Curator

Hi, all.  I am Mr. Zee, sometimes called The Zee Man.  And I am glad to be returning
to Arkers with my Z Gladiatorz.  It is good to see such a crowd here.  I hope I can
add some enjoyment and value to the arena.  Be gentle on my poor ole Z Gladiatorz;
okay? -- The Zee Man

Sparafucile -- You looked like you needed a little zinc in your system, so I gave it
to you.  Har, har. -- Zinc

Clyde D'Club -- Did you have a good time at the zoo?  The reptile house is cool,
isn't it? -- Zoo

Imerta Loel -- Some things never change, do they? -- Zephyr

KHalhums Dwarf -- A Z nemesis, today was MY day! -- Zest

Well, well.  A salute to the Duelmaster, our old friend Alamo. -- The Z Gladiatorz

Pain Magnet -- I agree.  Not to mention, the way you shout 'Yippee' every time I hit
you is really unnerving. -- Ria

Curator -- It's just that since I have come out of retirement, I have mostly fought
them.  Not to mention they are stingy when it comes to teaching skills.  Imerta Loel
has a great technique to improve memory though.  You'd be surprised what a few shots
to the forehead will do. -- Lionik

Penny -- I stand corrected.  You don't have a death wish.  You are an aspiring
sandbag. -- Porta

Orville Rouse -- You called me delicate?!?!?  ...That is the nicest thing anyone has
ever said to me. -- Ria

Orville Rouse -- Perhaps you should look into finding an optometrist. -- Porta

Great!  I got beat by another member of Pheasant Rebellion. -- Ria

Alamo -- Looks like you and I are meeting for the title. -- Porta

Plymouth Rock -- I really believed I had that match.  Stop laughing.  I am being
serious. -- Lionik

Vulture -- Well done.  I will improve my skills and try again. -- Pyrat

Plymouth Rock -- Unfortunately, yes. -- Omerta Loel

Ocean Size -- We're easily intimidated. -- Orville Rouse

Pitchfork Kid -- Huh, if I was one of *your* peasants, I'd rebel too! -- Leland Olven

Ocean Size -- Definitely intimidating.  Too good for me, you know? -- Orville Rouse

Fielder -- Ha!  The only win on our team today, and *I* got it.  Good. -- Kotter Nahl

Zephyr -- More like a gale, if you ask me. -- Imerta Loel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FIELDER devastated IMERTA LOEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
IWO JIMA vanquished KOTTER NAHL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
LIONIK was demolished by IMA SLAYER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ZOO was viciously subdued by LELAND OLVEN in a popular 4 minute Challenge contest.
HAROLD OF DUME was demolished by CLYDE D'CLUB in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
RIA THE CARESSER lost to PUGACHEV in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
PYRAT IRONFORGED bested ZINC in a 1 minute novice's Challenge competition.
BLUE FLAK handily defeated ORVILLE ROUSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ALAMO vanquished ELDARRAN in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
YOSEMITE outwaited PORT-A-FORTRESS in a slow 21 minute veteran's duel.
ZORK was overpowered by PENNY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
XARGOTH defeated PITCHFORK KID in a exciting 1 minute match.
FELSTAVA devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
STEEL SPAR subdued MAYFLOWER in a 3 minute brawl.
MARIUS beat SWEET REVENGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
TORCHBEARER TOM overpowered CIVILIZED CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DINGO MCGEE was bested by OCEAN SIZE in a 3 minute duel.
TARCICIUS VINC was handily defeated by MAX MURDERER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PAIN MAGNET overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a tiresome 4 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  12 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  13 -  0      28  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 363 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  4     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ALAMO 5151                 21  12  1  126 SMITHSONIAN (245)
TOTAL PARRY      YOSEMITE 5231              16   0  0  105 SMITHSONIAN (245)
STRIKING ATTACK  IWO JIMA 5223              16   4  0  100 SMITHSONIAN (245)
SLASHING ATTACK  IMA SLAYER 5271            15   4  1   96 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
LUNGING ATTACK   FIELDER 5276               10   3  1   82 YOU PAY I SLAY (373)
AIMED BLOW       MARIUS 5400                 8   7  0   48 THE BRETHREN (618)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KOTTER NAHL 5197.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LELAND OLVEN 5262.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUGACHEV 5379, 

The least popular fighter this week was PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YOSEMITE 5231, PAIN MAGNET 5382, MAYFLOWER 5235, ZOO 5236, 
5386, and LIONIK 5352.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ALAMO (8-5151) SMITHSONIAN (245)