Date   : 04/20/2004    Duedate: 05/03/2004


DM-9    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors


(9-5019) [5-3-1,59]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

B. TRAYOR                      COMA
LETTER BOMBS (436)             SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5019) [5-3-1,59]            (9-5071) [2-0-1,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE MOON (381)                SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5039) [4-5-0,29]            (9-5085) [1-0-0,8]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOLITAIRE (466)             26
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)          17      LETTER BOMBS (436)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             14      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)        0
5. DREAM PARK (447)             0      SOLITAIRE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*DARK GLORY (449)           3   1  0 75.0   1/ 4*SOLITAIRE (466)           6  4 1
 2- 3*WRATH OF ONE (460)         4   2  0 66.7   2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 4*SOLITAIRE (466)            6   4  1 60.0   3/ 1 LETTER BOMBS (436)        4  1 2
 4- 5 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     36  26  2 58.1   4- 2 CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)     2  3 0
 5- 7 DREAM PARK (447)          44  36  1 55.0   5- 5 DREAM PARK (447)          1  0 0
 6/ 8 LETTER BOMBS (436)        73  73  4 50.0   6- 6*DARK GLORY (449)          1  0 0
 7/ 9 BLUE MOON (381)          302 436  9 40.9   7-10*WRATH OF ONE (460)        1  0 0
 8-10*ZOO-GHIO (456)             1   2  0 33.3   8- 9*ZOO-GHIO (456)            1  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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #79 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The pillar of light over Barikala was not an attack in any obvious way, but
Artemisia found no comfort in that.  It was probably magical.  No, it was definitely
magical.  No one had been able to explain it in the months, the years since the
Invasion, but they'd figured out that early on.  Well, what else could it be?  And
it, or something connected to it, was deadly dangerous, because no ship or single
visitor had returned from Barikala after the pillar first appeared.  Those ship
captains who normally used Zukal's port had long since worked out the limits of
safety in the waters around Barikala, and The Golden Moon was well outside that 
limit.  But...the zombies were something new on the chart.
     A man screamed behind her, along the ship's other rail, and she whirled.  There
was movement beyond the rail, black on near black, hard to make out.  Lanterns lit
the ship's deck but cast no significant light beyond it.  She could see one of her
sailors staggering toward the rail with some kind of dark cable wrapped around the
middle of his body, but not what lay beyond and pulled him.
     She didn't need to see.  She crossed to that side of the deck, her cutlass
whistling down on the cable.  The blade bit, but not deeply, the cable was more
rubbery than a normal rope.  It wasn't a rope, of course.  She saw with disgust
rather than fear that it was a tentacle, though what creature would have a tentacle
four inches thick at any point was not something she cared to think deeply about.
The Lady Protector hacked downward again.
     There were more cries.  Fear, loathing, terror.  More tentacles reaching up and
over the ship's side.  Tentacles on one side of the ship, zombies on the other.
Neither group of sailors could abandon their own task to aid the other.  Both
attacking forces were stronger than Artemisia had expected.  She began to wonder if
her crew and her ship would survive at all.

Niatoli Island:

     Lord Protector Ghenis walked along the waterfront of the island's only real town
and looked over the shipping on hand.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but he
figured he'd know it when he saw it.  Some people might have taken him for a tourist
and considered robbing him, or selling him the kind of trash that hustlers always
sold to strangers and rubes, but...not here.  This town had an arena, and they knew
that kind of walk, that assured and dangerous stance.  He could be a hick with hay
growing out his ears, but as long as he was a Lord Protector, no one would mistreat
him so.  At least, no one but another Lord Protector.  And since he wasn't such a
hick....  He smiled, a baring of his teeth that drove human rats out of his path.
     Ah.  There was a man on the street ahead of him, talking to a probably ship
captain.  A man who, like himself, was unmistakably a Lord Protector.  Tall, hard,
maybe not quite human, although Ghenis couldn't put his finger firmly on the
difference.  Something in the way he stood, maybe.  Not that it matter.  This looked
like a man he could work with.
     When the man turned away from the sailor, Ghenis was there, nodding his head in
a move as close to a bow as he ever got.  "I'm Ghenis, from Zukal," he said, and
raised a questioning eyebrow.
     The other frowned.  Odd, at this close distance, he seemed almost...scaled.
"Agro, Lapur," the man said shortly.
     Ghenis noted that the sailor was moving away, clearly dissociating himself from
the two gladiators.  "I have control of a ship," Ghenis said, "and I am minded to
make a raid on the invaders at Monuntial.  You look like a man who might be
interested in that."
     Agro's frown deepened, but he smiled, baring pointed, over-large teeth.  "I'm
interested," he agreed.


     Lady Protector Eleven Blade, Leven to her friends, stood on Spirit Ridge and
stared southward.  What should have been rolling, increasingly arid grasslands to the
distant horizon was now a bank of...fog, maybe.  Dark, sharp as a wall at its base,
the top of it working like porridge boiling in a pot.  And no more than fifteen miles
away, probably less.  Ten.  "I've never seen anything like it," she admitted.
"Strange weather...if it is weather."
     "It's partly weather," her companion said slowly, "but not entirely."  He was a
Lord Protector from Morya, Ghost Dancer by name.  "I have been studying it for two
months now.  It began...I don't know where.  Somewhere in the far south.  It was a
hundred miles south of here when I first saw it."
     Leven glanced at the man sharply.  She didn't really know him, but there was
nothing in his face or manner that suggested he was lying.  "It's moved ninety miles
in two months?  At that rate, it could be on Rocanis within a week!"
     "Its speed is irregular," Ghost Dancer said.  "Some days it moved scarcely a
mile, other days it raced north like wildfire.  But yes, it could be on Rocanis...
any time."  He was silent for a moment, as though debating whether he should say
more.  With a faint shrug, he went on, "I have not been able to find an end to the
line of it and get around behind.  I have no idea what lies behind in the ground it
has already covered.  But I would not expect to find anything really GOOD where that
has passed."
     Obviously not, Leven agreed silently.  The unknown never seemed to be
benevolent.  It was probably a natural law.  "You couldn't get around an end," she
said.  "Did you try going straight through?"
     Ghost Dancer paled a little.  "Yes," he said very quietly.  "I survived, but I
didn't get very far into it.  Or I would never have come back, I think.  It was like
being caught in a whirlwind, in part.  But I was not the only thing in the grip of
the walking storm, and the others were....  Some of them were beasts, mad with terror
and striking blindly.  Others were," he hesitated, "things.  The sort of things a
priest of the Mytori might call out of the Darkness."
     "Do you believe it's a natural phenomenon?" Eleven Blade asked.
     "Good.  If it's unnatural, it was made by men.  Or something like men, anyway.
And what men can make, they can undo.  Let's find out how, and then...undo."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                  Free Blades Edition


     Tiberious, newly made a Lord Protector in Aljafir, looked at the capital city of
the Glorious Empire with curiosity and unease.  While he was a citizen of the Empire
in good standing, he was also a Dwarf, and the races which weren't strictly human
were regarded with suspicion throughout most of the Empire.  Especially here at its
ancient heart.  He hadn't wanted to come here.  But a new law ruled that all Lord
Protectors desiring a grant of lands or other honors must apply to the Great Palace
of the Satrap for them, and he WAS a Dwarf.  He would not lightly forego this portion
of the reward for which he had striven so long and at such risk.  He took a firmer
grip on the battle axe which custom required all Dwarves to carry and strode up to
the Western Door.
     Decent metal work, he noted professionally.  To be honest, excellent metalwork,
although he could not (and this surprised him) even guess at the source.  It was
unlike anything he'd seen before, not the work of Elf or Human, and certainly not
Dwarven work.  He was an educated man, in the Dwarven sense, and he would KNOW.  Very
old, you didn't get that kind of patina on bronze in a day, not even if you employed
an alchemist.  He leaned closer, trying to make out the individual symbols that
formed a tangled whole on each panel.
     "Too close a study of those doors can be injurious to your health."
     Tiberious whirled, raising the axe automatically.  But the speaker was an old
man in the long robe of a Karnhorn scholar, no threat unless he was a wizard.  On
closer look, it seemed like he probably was a wizard.  There was something about the
eyes that marked them, as though they saw things that others couldn't.  Probably they
did.  "If the doors are so dangerous, why use them?"
     "Because of the danger, perhaps, but mostly because they are old, and old things
lend a legitimacy to what is younger."  The old man shrugged slightly.  "You are a
gladiator, I think?"
     "Right, from Aljafir, come to see about my Lord Protector grant."
     "Good!  I am Vekhirn, chief wizard to the Satrap, may his days be long, and I
have need of a gladiator."  He gestured, and the door swung open.  "Come into my
sanctum, and I will explain what must be done."


     Lord Kinnishan, ruler of Chimlevtal, looked up from a litter of reports as his
chief adviser entered the study.  "If it's more about the assassination plot--"
     "No, that is grave enough, but we have other problems," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.
"Deeper ones, perhaps, in the long view.  Have you seen the Ruin Reef lately?"
     The shipping hazard known as the Ruin Reef lay two miles off shore to the
southeast from Chimlevtal.  It was a rocky barricade just below the surface of the
lake (most of the time).  When the water was clear, or when wind and waves exposed
them, the rocks could be seen to resemble a line of ruined buildings, but without a
closer examination that was normally possible, no one could say if that was a true
seeming.  There were natural formations that could give that appearance.  The Reef
was visible from Chimlevtal in good weather, but not from this room.  Without
comment, Kinnishan got up from the desk and went out onto the balcony, peering
southward past the end of the building.
     Shau'nin didn't follow him; he already knew what was to be seen.  "It would
appear that the Reef actually is formed on ancient ruins.  Or was."
     "It would appear," Kinnishan said grimly, "that they are ruins no longer.  I
presume you have a report from closer observation?"
     "Some gladiators are investigating now," the old Adantri said.  "Others are
traveling to Arvat and Zukal, even to Monuntial, to discover the faces behind the
assassination plot.  We should have information soon."
     "And then we will have to make plans.  I will not lose this city-state to the
forces of Chaos, come what may."

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

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 489): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 483): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 483): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 480): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 460): INANNA of LADY OF BATTLES (Poison Ivy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 423): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 209): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 489): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 487): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 483): none
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 483): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 480): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 460): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 423): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 209): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 373): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 488): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 482): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 422): FACE BREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
                             NHAVARL of THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                   (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, LETTER BOMBS, since 
SOLITAIRE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  SOLITAIRE turned 
their 3-2-1 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
BLUE RUIN win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, T. ZER beat THE 
PRUSSIAN and THE PRUSSIAN lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our Duelmaster 
has lost, folks, lost to VETERAN MERCENARY, BUT B. TRAYOR is still the Duelmaster 
because she has the most recognition points!  The Blue Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZUKAL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
LETTER BOMBS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SOLITAIRE.  Ha ha ha ha!  MALACHITE was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B. TRAYOR 5019                5   3  1    59       LETTER BOMBS (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACACIA GARCIA 4862            8   5  0    55       DREAM PARK (447)
 T. ZER 5011                   5   3  0    50       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                7   8  0    49       BLUE MOON (381)
-CLEOPATRA SCHWARTZ 4990       8   5  1    47       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-GREEN MACHINE 5027            4   3  0    43       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
-SINFUL PRIDE 4893             3   1  0    43       DARK GLORY (449)
-STONEWALL JACKSON 4991        9   4  0    40       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITO THE GUIDO 4992           9   4  1    32       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             4   5  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
 COMA 5071                     2   0  1    26       SOLITAIRE (466)
 MORENCI 5003                  2  17  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N. TOMBER 5037                4   0  1    18       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 VOTING BOOTH 5070             2   0  0    17       SOLITAIRE (466)
-CHESTER HENDERSON 4868        4   4  0    16       DREAM PARK (447)
 MALACHITE 5047                2   4  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
 MRI 5069                      1   1  0     9       SOLITAIRE (466)
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             1   0  0     8       SOLITAIRE (466)
-LARRY LION 4984               1   2  0     7       ZOO-GHIO (456)
-DARKSTAR 5029                 1   4  0     7       DREAM PARK (447)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               0   1  0     1       BLUE MOON (381)
-EAT QUIZNOS SUBS 5066         0   1  0     1       CLAN O' WHOOPAS (457)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 607  0  1 0   1                   COMA 5071             490 NONE    
BISBEE 5002            7 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         B. TRAYOR 5019        489         
PAPER BAG 5086         0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         SPYMASTER 625         490 NONE    
THE PRISONER 5067      0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         N. TOMBER 5037        489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I Rule -- If you insist.  Frankly, I prefer to let you bloodthirsty hotshots get out
of range as rapidly as possible. -- Morenci

B. Trayor -- Wow, were you ever well named! -- Ghost of Bisbee
P.S.  Just what my pop told me to expect from women and elves.  Double danger, and it
did me in.

What is the Guard ambitious for?  Does he desire to become a patented training dummy?
He's already mastered the "dummy" part. -- The Prussian
P.S.  But he's not doing so well on the "training" part.

T. Zer -- Wow, Bisbee's dad was RIGHT about you elven women!  I wish you could've
taught me more, though.  The moves were so fascinating...and so fast. -- Blue Ruin

Mri -- That's a Dwarven name?  Odd, I expected more Gs and Ks and stuff. -- Malachite

27 March 2004
     This notice is to inform the DM world that CHAOS INC. has added CHEETO to its
ranks.  He joins APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and RUDE BUDDHA as the 6th member.
May your chaotic wings spread disaster and CHAOS for all your days!  Welcome CHEETO!!

27 March 2004
     Has anyone seen it in print that the "Goat" is leaving the "Cartel"?  There were
some diplos to the effect of a special branch of the Cartel being formed, like secret
societies, governmental agencies and alliances certain agendas are developed.  To
obtain the desired effect of any agenda only key personnel can be used.  The "Goat"
is "Cartel" so until you see it with me announcing that I am not Cartel, remember,
"The Agenda of the Core is for you to fight for."  I hope this stops the confusion.
-- Goat

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PAPER BAG was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
B. TRAYOR was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute Title duel.
THE PRUSSIAN was demolished by T. ZER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLUE RUIN overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
MORENCI defeated MRI in a action packed 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
MALACHITE was defeated by VOTING BOOTH in a 1 minute struggle.
COMA executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CAVE DWELLER savagely defeated BLUE HAVEN in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 490 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   B. TRAYOR 5019              5   3  1   59 LETTER BOMBS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAVE DWELLER 5085.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE RUIN 5023, 
T. ZER 5011, B. TRAYOR 5019, MORENCI 5003, MRI 5069, VOTING BOOTH 5070, COMA 5071, 

The least popular fighter this week was MALACHITE 5047.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, PAPER BAG 5086, BLUE HAVEN 5087, COMA 5071, VOTING 
BOOTH 5070, MRI 5069, MORENCI 5003, B. TRAYOR 5019, T. ZER 5011, and BLUE RUIN 5023.