Date   : 01/16/2014    Duedate: 02/12/2014


DM-8    TURN-370

This Weeks Top Honors


(8-5195) [17-7-3,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZORK                           TORCHBEARER TOM
Z GLADIATORZ (519)             PEASANT REBELLION (614)
(8-5195) [17-7-3,119]          (8-5380) [6-2-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IMERTA LOEL                    IMERTA LOEL
MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)            MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
(8-5225) [14-37-0,90]          (8-5225) [14-37-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BRETHREN (618)          42
2. WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)         33      Z GLADIATORZ (519)
3. PEASANT REBELLION (614)     31      Unchartered Team
4. Z GLADIATORZ (519)          30
5. STEEL PROPHETS (615)         9      PEASANT REBELLION (614)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PEASANT REBELLION (614)   29  11  0 72.5   1/ 2*PEASANT REBELLION (614)  10  5 0
 2/ 2 Z GLADIATORZ (519)       249 114  7 68.6   2/ 7 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       9  3 0
 3/ 3 WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)       52  27  2 65.8   3/ 9 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      7  7 1
 4/ 4 SMITHSONIAN (245)        711 433 15 62.2   4/ 3 SMITHSONIAN (245)         6  4 1
 5/ 7 THE BRETHREN (618)        88  77  2 53.3   5/ 4 Z GLADIATORZ (519)        6  5 0
 6/ 9 STEEL PROPHETS (615)      26  26  1 50.0   6/ 1 THE CHOSEN (613)          6  8 1
 7/ 5*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)     12  12  1 50.0   7/ 8 THE BRETHREN (618)        5  5 0
 8/ 8 THE CHOSEN (613)         182 186 11 49.5   8/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)       4  8 1
 9-10 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     21  22  4 48.8   9/ 6*THE BROKEN CLAN (623)     4 10 1
10/11 MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)      217 358  6 37.7  10-10 TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)     1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Port-A-Fortress was ecstatic.  He had finally regained the title of duelmaster.
He didn't care that he beat an upstart with only six fights to his name.  He just
knew that he held the title again.  If anyone had asked him, he wasn't worried about
fighting Globulizer.  He had read that the warrior from Weird Alchemy had won
tournament champion in his class.  This did not impress him.  There were too many
sand baggers in the upper tier of Arkers; a loss is a loss no matter who gave it to
you.  But if Globulizer had opted to challenge Porta, as opposed to blood feuding the
death of his stable mate, there is a good chance that it would have been his last
fight.  Globulizer was a whirling dervish of death on the sands.  Despite his
fascade, Porta knew that death waiting for him if he accepted Globulizer's challenge.
Porta insisted that he didn't care, but anyone with common sense knew the truth.
     Porta opened the door to the Chosen's guild house with a crash and closed it
equally so.  He carried a couple of bottles of wine in a canvas bag.  He looked in
the living room and saw Pyrat sitting on the sofa and Ria was sitting in the big
chair that once belonged to Sturm the Brute.  She was staring quietly off into the
distance while Pyrat sat cross-legged reading some book on the theology of Mantor the
Bright.  The youngest member of the Chosen had said he joined because he remembered
as a child how the warrior monks had proudly taught their beliefs.  Now that he has
arrived, he only saw a bunch of mercenaries there only for a pay check.
     Longshot, Ocean, and the now deceased Lionik supported the young man's claim
that the team was originally a group of warrior monks.  Porta had the feeling that
Pyrat was trying to edge everyone back to that past glory.
     Pyrat looked up from his reading and said hello.  Porta usually ignored the
young man or came back with one of his usual quips.  But he was in such a good mood,
he said hello back and placed the two huge bottles of wine on the table with a thud.
The two talked and Pyrat told Porta that Ocean had been looking for him.
     "And what does she want?  Did she say?" Porta asked.
     "I can't really say.  But she has been trying to talk to you since it was
announced that you won the title.  That was two weeks ago.  Are you avoiding her?"
     "No!  Why would I do that?" Porta lied.  The fact of the matter is that he was
indeed avoiding, Ocean.  He already knew what she was going to say and he really
didn't feel like hearing it.  The last thing he needed was another person giving
lectures.  Longshot was bad enough.
     All the while the two talked, Ria continued to stare off into space.  If she
heard the conversation, she didn't respond with her usual quips.  Porta decided to
head to his room.  Since Ocean was looking for him, he would continue to hide out.
Mantor only knew what she wanted with him.
     The stocky warrior took the stairs of the guild house two at a time.  As soon as
he cleared the last step, he was greeted by Ocean waiting for him at the top of the
     "How long have you been waiting here?" he asked.  Porta wished he had come up
earlier instead of talking with Pyrat.
     "Not long," Ocean replied.  This was true.  She hadn't been there long.  She had
been in her room waiting for Porta to return home.  She had tried his room, but it
was empty.  So, she just had to wait.  But it didn't take long.  Ocean had heard the
door close down stairs and when she walked into the hall way, she heard Porta and
Pyrat's voice coming up the stairs.  But she wasn't going to tell him that.
     "We need to talk."  Ocean then turned and went to her room.  Porta looked once
at his room and then decided to give up and follow Ocean.  He had an idea of what
Ocean wanted to talk to him about.  And to be honest; if he ran to his room and
locked the door, she'd just wait.  He'd be a prisoner in his own home.
     Porta entered Ocean's room and she closed the door.  There wasn't anything
special about her room.  It looked like any other room in the guild house.  She had
her bed against the wall and a nightstand on either side of it.  On the right
nightstand was a figurine of a young girl sitting and looking at a flower.  There was
a wardrobe on the opposite wall from the bed; there was also a chair next to the
window.  Porta didn't understand this.  The window opened to the side of the guild
house.  All she had a view of was the wall of the next building.  Ocean sat on her
bed and waved her hand towards the chair indicating that she wanted Porta to have a
seat.  He did and then his stable mate spoke.
     "First off: Congratulations on winning the title.  I would have offered my
congratulations, but you seemed to be anywhere that I wasn't."
     Before Porta could give his explanation Ocean raised her hand.  "Save it.  I
know you were avoiding me.  I am not Pyrat.  You cannot lie to me.  I know you too
     Porta smiled at the last part.
     "I am guessing you are about to work on your Duelmaster's Column.  Listen.  You
will be civil in this one.  Okay?"
     "What in the hell are you talking about?  Be civil?  To the locals of this town?
You know that isn't going to happen."
     Ocean let out a sigh that was full of frustration.  "Ever since we have arrived,
you have done nothing but insult the people here.  I still can't believe you told
that girl that you could still see her mustache despite the makeup and made her cry.
She was considered one of the prettiest girls in the city!  You hit a mental cripple
in the head with an iron skillet."  (See turn 358 newsletter)
     "Well. you could.  Fortunately she had blond hair.  It was really hard to notice
at first.  And that defect was urinating against our guild house.  He had it coming."
     "You started a feud with You Pay I Slay.  Khisanth is a powerful manager and you
starting a fight with his table."
     "So what?  He runs tourney babies.  That doesn't seem too powerful to me.  Can I
go outside and beat up on the dirty little rug rats running around the city and then
accept praise for it?  Of course not!  Why should I respect him?"
     "Porta!"  Ocean stopped and regained composure.  "You have even gone as far as
get into a feud with a member of the Consortium."
     "Yosemite was a Lord Protector masquerading as one of us.  He was no better than
those clowns in the You Pay I Slay stable."
     Ocean covered her face with her hands.  Talking to Porta was like talking to a
child.  They could go all afternoon with this verbal game of cat and mouse.  Ocean
did not want it to get to this point, but she had no choice.
     "If you don't stop, I will tell everyone what happened a few months ago."
     Porta had no idea what she was talking about.  Then she told him that she saw
him take his dagger out and stab the child's ball with it.  (See turn 359 newsletter)
She also saw the five men who threatened to beat him for it.  She told Porta
everything.  She gave details that others would never know.
     "So, you will be civil in this next column, yes?"
     Porta didn't answer.  He glared at Ocean from his chair.
     "Do we have an understanding?"
     "Yes.  Yes, we do." Porta replied and then went left the room.  Ocean was proud
of herself.  She had finally done it.  She couldn't believe how easy it had been.
     A few days later, Ocean sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea and a copy of
the newsletter in hand.  She then opened to the Duelmaster column.
     "Why, you little son of a bi...."
     The rest of her feeling about Porta could be heard two houses over.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 369): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 271): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): PUNGENT STENCH of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 369): THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 367): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 365): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 320): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 300): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 293): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 271): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 271): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 272): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 86): CHAPEL OF THE GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 269): FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 368): GLOBULIZER of WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 319): GRAPHIC VIOLENCE of FEVER PITCH (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 317): ZOUM LE BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                            SALINA REES of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 316): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 270): RONARDA SOLA of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     No.  No, sit down.  Please.  No applause.  Please.  Stop.  Yes, I know.  I know.
I am your better.  Calm.  Calm....  Shhhhhhh....  Now, that is better.  Greetings to
all of the unwashed, slack jawed locals of Arkers.  Tis I, Port-A-Fortress.  The man
you all aspire to be.  I have finally waded through all of the rubbish to reclaim my
title.  It has been too long.  Much, much too long.  But never fear, I plan on being
here for a long, long time.
     First off, I would like to squash a vicious rumor.  There is a rumor that I was
chased by five ruffians after I took my dagger and punctured one of your grimy
children's balls.  Oh yes, I destroyed the child's toy.  But only after he continued
to hit me with it as I walked to get some fresh air.  I asked the street urchin
several times to stop.  I even used single syllable words to make him understand.  I
know how big words confuse you Arkerites, Akerians, Hicks... whatever you are called.
That is when five three tooth ruffians attacked me.  By the way; I don't mean that
they all had three teeth.  I mean there were only three teeth amongst the lot of
them!  When one of them drew back to hit me, I simply stared him down.  Once he
realized he was dealing with a citizen of Seam, and he saw my rugged good looks, he
backed off.  So, I was never chased.  Now that that is settled....
     Curator, I understand you had an opinion on Ria's two challenges.  You can be
quiet now.  Now seriously.  None of you can tout the "Andorian Way."  You, and the
other sandbagging hooligans have shown you don't believe in that.  Leave her alone. 
She is grieving the death of her lover and you are picking at her.  You are just
proving me correct about Arkers not having class.  Now finish up the dusting.
     And speaking of classless sandbaggers, I see Peasant Rebellion is here and
stirring up more nonsense.  It made me feel good to send you packing, Pitchfork Kid.
If you ever attack me again, I will give you more of the same!  You have been warned.
By the way, that booger has been hanging in your nose for three weeks now.  Clean
yourself up, man!
     Welcome to Trial By Combat.  I see you have met Pyrat.  Don't feel bad, ladies.
He has a knack for getting wins like that.  But this is the first time he got a kill
that way.  Enjoy your bloodfeud.
     Okay, hicks.  I am off.  Longshot is away and I heard that he received some new
cigars as a gift.  Of course I will 'borrow' one or two of them.  Until next time....


                                      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 THE 
CHOSEN got knocked off top spot by PEASANT REBELLION!  Hmmmph!  I always thought THE 
CHOSEN was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 1-3-0!  Ya gotta be quick on 
yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  STEEL 
PROPHETS is now ranked 3rd with a 3-2-0 turn.  WEIRD ALCHEMY showed ARKERS what they 
were made of as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with 
TORCHBEARER TOM?  He actually beat SMITHSONIAN's PLYMOUTH ROCK, and walked away with 
24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SMITHSONIAN.  PLYMOUTH ROCK lost 16 
points to TORCHBEARER TOM.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe PLYMOUTH ROCK will 
provide more easy wins...  Apparently ARKERS isn't filled with as many gutless 
wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 4 challenges this turn!  Another 
fighter (ZORK 17-7-3) challenged another Duelmaster (PORT-A-FORTRESS 19-8-0).  Life 
goes on.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for Z GLADIATORZ's outstanding member, 
Duelmaster ZORK.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
ARKERS thinks THE CHOSEN and their 182-186-11 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at STEEL PROPHETS ain't 
reelin'!  THE CHOSEN's mad!   
     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!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZORK 5195                    17   7  3   119       Z GLADIATORZ (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IWO JIMA 5223                20   6  0   115       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 ZEPHYR 5204                  19  10  2   103       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355         19   8  0    99       THE CHOSEN (613)
 ZEST 5224                    20   4  1    98       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 FELSTAVA 5404                19  14  0    94       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IMERTA LOEL 5225             14  37  0    90       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 TORCHBEARER TOM 5380          6   2  0    90       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 LELAND OLVEN 5262            18  18  2    89       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 STEEL SPAR 5406              15  18  0    85       THE BRETHREN (618)
 KOTTER NAHL 5197             13  46  0    85       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
 PITCHFORK KID 5377            5   3  0    83       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 CLYDE D'CLUB 5376             6   2  0    78       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 PLYMOUTH ROCK 5218           22   3  0    73       SMITHSONIAN (245)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYCLOTUBULUS 3975             9   6  0    65       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 SWEET REVENGE 5378            7   1  0    65       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 HYPPOMATOS 3974              10   5  1    61       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 MARIUS 5400                  10   9  0    59       THE BRETHREN (618)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAYFLOWER 5235               14   6  0    57       SMITHSONIAN (245)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419         5   3  2    55       THE CHOSEN (613)
-REBECCA RAVEN 4308            6   1  0    53       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 RIA THE CARESSER 5387         6   7  0    49       THE CHOSEN (613)
 BLUE FLAK 5385                6   4  0    45       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 ENEMY MAKER 4015              7   5  1    41       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 ZOO 5236                     10   6  0    40       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
-ANGELA DEATH 4310             4   3  1    39       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 PUGACHEV 5379                 5   3  0    37       PEASANT REBELLION (614)
 OCEAN SIZE 5346               9   8  0    35       THE CHOSEN (613)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCKY STRIKES 5426            3   1  0    33       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 PAIN MAGNET 5382              8   2  0    32       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 DINGO MCGEE 5384              6   5  1    26       STEEL PROPHETS (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEA ZERK 5267                 2   0  0    21       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 POTTER SANDS 5448             2   1  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 11 (546)
-ZINC 5266                     4   3  0    18       Z GLADIATORZ (519)
 DRAGO 5436                    2   3  1    18       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
-MOMMA CASKET 4311             2   5  1    18       TRIAL BY COMBAT (512)
 NARRISA 5432                  4   1  0    14       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 MIYOMOTO 5434                 3   2  0    13       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 ANGEL FEATHER 5455            1   1  0    13       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 XIANG LI 5462                 1   0  0    12       THE BRETHREN (618)
 JELLYBOMBER 5458              1   0  0    10       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 SHADOW 5435                   2   3  0     9       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 CYCLONIZER 5459               1   0  0     8       WEIRD ALCHEMY (476)
 TICONDEROGA 5447              1   2  1     6       SMITHSONIAN (245)
 DEMON TALON 5456              0   2  0     2       STEEL PROPHETS (615)
 T'LARA 5457                   0   1  0     1       THE BROKEN CLAN (623)
 KAL VARGAS 5463               0   1  0     1       THE BRETHREN (618)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORVILLE ROUSE 5322      7 13 0 MIDDLE WAY 11 546    PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419 367   
MASTER BATTERY 5439     0  3 0 STEEL PROPHETS 615   DRAGO 5436            368  JUST REVENGED
KROELL 5433             1  2 0 THE BROKEN CLAN 623  DINGO MCGEE 5384      368   
RADICULON 3977          9  6 0 WEIRD ALCHEMY 476    LELAND OLVEN 5262     368  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Longshot -- All us Consortium folk enjoyed your writings.  Keep it up. -- Curator et

Port-A-Fortress?  Duelmaster?!  Kudos, Champ.  Always good to see the old fogies win
titles. -- Curator

Sweet Revenge -- What's so sweet about it?  You had to take me to court, now a pack
of cigs costs five bucks.  It used to be a quarter.  You sleeze! -- Lucky Strikes

Ria The Caressor -- Thanks for the massage.  I enjoyed every minute of it. --

Bea Zerk -- Taking forts must be your forte? -- Ticonderoga

Health.  Humility.  Honor.
Happy New Year to all.
     Curator and The Smithsonian

Shucks!  I sorta liked last turn's 3-0 better than this 1-2.  My Zs are so
undependable! -- Mr. Zee, The Z Man

Torchbearer Tom -- I guess I quelled that uprising! -- Zephyr

Ocean Size -- Water, water everywhere, nor ary drop to drink.... -- Zinc (who doesn't
really need water anyway)

Blue Flak -- Arghhh!  Again?  The MUGs must like you? -- Zoo (closed for the

A Z a day shortens the Alphabet Song. -- Mr. Zee

R.I.P., Lionik.  ST=6(1) CN=9(1) SZ=18 WT=13 WL=17 SP=8 DF=15.  He had an Advanced
Expert in initiative, an Advanced Expert in attack, and an Advanced Expert in
defense.  I don't know why he stopped learning, being able to train, and winning.
I've seen duelmasters with less rating than he had.

Middle Way -- That is odd behavior to me.  Don't you respect your dead that cry out
for vengeance from the grave? -- Pyrat

Trial by Combat -- I think it is safe to guess that you will not give me the luxury
that the Middle way has. -- Pyrat

Zinc -- I know.  I know.  I should be higher up.  Why am I picking of tough guys like
you.  But remember this; you were beaten by a girlie girl. -- Ocean Size

Curator -- Surely a downchallenge can't be a surprise?  There's a lot of it going
around, even here in the Andorian arenas, in these days of rampant Small Arena
Syndrome.  Doesn't mean we any of us like receiving a downchallenge, but what's the
point in making a big deal of it?  It happens. -- Jorja

Globulizer -- Well, I would have liked to see you target some of those sponges, too,
but so be it.  Your bloodfeud was well done. -- Leland Olven

Plymouth Rock -- Luck is all it was, too. -- Imerta Loel

Clyde d'Club -- Take that, you unwashed peasant! -- Kotter Nahl

Shadow -- Another win!  Cool. -- Potter Sands

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAIN MAGNET bested DRAGO in a 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ZORK viciously subdued PORT-A-FORTRESS in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
PITCHFORK KID was overpowered by ZEPHYR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CLYDE D'CLUB devastated PYRAT IRONFORGED in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
RIA THE CARESSER subdued PUGACHEV in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
ANGEL FEATHER bested SHADOW in a 5 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ZEST unbelievably bested IMERTA LOEL in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory master's match.
IWO JIMA handily defeated LELAND OLVEN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KOTTER NAHL was vanquished by FELSTAVA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PLYMOUTH ROCK was viciously subdued by TORCHBEARER TOM in a popular 3 minute duel.
STEEL SPAR beat CYCLOTUBULUS in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
SWEET REVENGE overpowered OCEAN SIZE in a 5 minute bloody one-sided match.
ZOO was viciously subdued by HYPPOMATOS in a 2 minute brutal contest.
MARIUS subdued BLUE FLAK in a popular 1 minute brawl.
ENEMY MAKER handily defeated POTTER SANDS in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
DINGO MCGEE defeated MIYOMOTO in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner struggle.
NARRISA beat KAL VARGAS in a 5 minute bloody amateur's brawl.
TICONDEROGA was defeated by CYCLONIZER in a 2 minute novice's bout.
DEMON TALON was overpowered by XIANG LI in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
T'LARA was handily defeated by JELLYBOMBER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  23 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  29 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  2      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  25 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  40 -  1      41  |

Turn 370 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZORK 5195                  17   7  3  119 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  IWO JIMA 5223              20   6  0  115 SMITHSONIAN (245)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZEPHYR 5204                19  10  2  103 Z GLADIATORZ (519)
TOTAL PARRY      PORT-A-FORTRESS 5355       19   8  0   99 THE CHOSEN (613)
BASHING ATTACK   FELSTAVA 5404              19  14  0   94 THE BRETHREN (618)
AIMED BLOW       SWEET REVENGE 5378          7   1  0   65 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
PARRY-LUNGE      PYRAT IRONFORGED 5419       5   3  2   55 THE CHOSEN (613)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUGACHEV 5379               5   3  0   37 PEASANT REBELLION (614)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was IMERTA LOEL 5225.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZORK 5195, 
ENEMY MAKER 4015, MIYOMOTO 5434, XIANG LI 5462, and CLYDE D'CLUB 5376.

The least popular fighter this week was SHADOW 5435.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEMON TALON 5456, KAL VARGAS 5463, OCEAN SIZE 5346, KOTTER NAHL 5197,