Date   : 10/01/2004    Duedate: 10/14/2004


DM-11    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-5534) [25-20-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WALL OF GLASS                  TIMID PUPPY
(11-5534) [25-20-0,121]        (11-5740) [3-4-1,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIK-DIK                        DRAGULA
KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)          THE LIVING DEAD (454)
(11-5850) [17-10-1,99]         (11-4942) [22-10-1,116]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)       44
2. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      29      COLORIFIC (511)
3. MANIACAL TUFTS (431)        29      Unchartered Team
4. COLORIFIC (511)             27
5. UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)       24      UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 COLORIFIC (511)          167  88  3 65.5   1/ 2 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 ANIMAL FARM (510)        906 540 33 62.7   2/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         9  1 0
 3/ 0 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      60  45  1 57.1   3/ 3 TUFT TUGGERS (305)        9  6 0
 4- 3 MYTHICAL (485)           210 163  7 56.3   4/ 5 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  8  4 0
 5/ 4 BULLDOGS (157)           748 593 25 55.8   5/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)            8  7 0
 6- 5 THE BLUES (539)          249 200 10 55.5   6/11 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    8  7 0
 7/ 6 WAR-C-KERS (345)         129 111  5 53.8   7/ 1 SKASMONAUTS (495)         7  2 0
 8/ 7 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)     67  59  4 53.2   8/ 8 COLORIFIC (511)           7  3 0
 9/10 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 106 101  5 51.2   9/14 IMMORTALS (85)            6  7 0
10/ 9 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   635 607 18 51.1  10/ 7 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     6  9 1
11/ 0 KULGAN'S KREW (108)      113 109  6 50.9  11/ 9 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
12/12 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       569 569 18 50.0  12/12 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)  5 10 2
13/ 8 NEVERWAKE (508)           43  43  5 50.0  13/22 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     4  5 0
14/ 0 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      88  89  4 49.7  14/ 0 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)      3  1 0
15/11 ELFQUEST (515)           184 187 10 49.6  15/23 WAR-C-KERS (345)          3  5 0
16/13 IMMORTALS (85)           782 840 60 48.2  16/16 VIEW ASKEW (453)          3  5 0
17/15 THE LIVING DEAD (454)     61  68  4 47.3  17/13*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)     3  6 0
18/14 SKASMONAUTS (495)         31  35  1 47.0  18/ 0 MANIACAL TUFTS (431)      2  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/16 THE HEADCUTTERS II (412) 170 196  8 46.4  19-10 THE BLUES (539)           2  2 0
20/17 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    257 299 12 46.2  20/15 NEVERWAKE (508)           2  3 1
21/18 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      44  55  3 44.4  21/ 0*UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)     2  3 0
22/19 VIEW ASKEW (453)          84 112  4 42.9  22/17 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       2  7 0
23/ 0*UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)      9  12  0 42.9  23-20 MYTHICAL (485)            1  0 0
24/ 0*OREVANDEN (545)            3   4  0 42.9  24-21*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)    1  0 0
25-20*UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)     2   3  0 40.0  25/24 SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)      1  4 0
26-21 BRAT PACK II (523)        26  40  3 39.4  26/19 ELFQUEST (515)            1 11 0
27/22 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      194 338  3 36.5  27-18 BRAT PACK II (523)        0  4 0
28/23 OLD BOYS CLUB (483)       29  53  2 35.4  28/ 0*OREVANDEN (545)           0  1 0
29/24*INGROWN TOENAIL (517)     10  22  4 31.3  29/ 0 KULGAN'S KREW (108)       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

                                    DARK TIDINGS

     "Well, there you have it."  Holding out a hand, motioning towards the new
structure, John Longshore, geologist, introduced the Tuft Tuggers to their new and
improved guild house.  Longshore, one of the last to graduate from the team, had
chosen temporary retirement from being a gladiator to help finish the building.  "It
is a shame Ms. Lacour could not be here to see the results of her design.  It really
is a beauty."
     Nodding his head, Tankesh could only agree...on both counts.  The guild house
was very large, very nice, and had many amenities the old small one did not.  And
Lacour...Tankesh had not liked losing her, an accomplished engineer, a gladiator with
talent, kind hearted, and a great smile.  Tankesh sighed heavily, "Yeah..."  As hard
as he tried to battle killers in his own hard way, it still hurt when someone passed
on from his team.  But it had been a LONG time since then, and he had victoriously
lost nobody in the more recent so-called 'invasion'.  It was not the same for every
allied defender he knew.
     Tankesh took the keys and led his young crew of gladiators into their new home.
He recalled the old guild house before it was destroyed in the real invasion of the
Aruaki Clanhold during the insurrection of General...?  What was his name?  Well, he
sure didn't matter, Tankesh thought to himself.  King Mickeal showed what it means to
be an Andorian that leads and doesn't take crap from anybody.  The wanna-be 'Larqs
that are still hanging around the arena arrogantly would shit their pants if they had
to face what the Aruaki gladiators did in those hard times.

     After settling in, Tankesh reviewed his gladiators and his team's status.  Some
retired gladiators were to arrive soon and take up residence, but the current crew
took priority.  Despite hard times getting them to win, Tankesh still managed to pull
the team's record up to fifty percent.  Looking at the almost even record of his
gladiators, he began to wonder how he did it.
     "I remember the brief days when that other team transferred from Tarrgir and
prepared for the tournaments.  They kicked ass.  What was it's name?"  Tankesh went
to access the information Adie had left him when she put him in charge.  All the
teams, strategies, abilities, and even the graduate's magically divined preferences
were all there...except for that ONE team.
     "Hey, Segallion!" Tankesh called in his most veteran warrior.
     The Ondarik from beyond Lirith Kai, entered the room.  "Yes sir?"
     "What was the name of that team from Tarrgir, the one Clovia graduated from?
You were here then, right?"
     "Yes I was, sir."  Segallion had been around a LONG time, even longer than his
record showed.  But his keen memory did not forget.  "Maniacal Tufts I believe, sir."
     "That's right, I seem to have misplaced the information for that team.  In fact,
I seem to be missing EVERYTHING about that team."
     "That can't be sir, Nila and I made sure everything was in order before we
moved, and she double checked everything was in place.  It must have disappeared
     "Stolen?" Tankesh looked up a bit incredulous.  "Nah, we probably lost it during
the actual move."
     Segallion shrugged.
     "Well, I have to plan next week's strategies and get you and Zlatina graduated.
It's about time, you're getting close.  Hand me the purse over there..." Tankesh
hated having to pay the Commission, but they needed to pay for and maintain the
arenas.  The elf went through the purse Adie kept stocked with coin for the team
finances.  "Looks like we're short on money too.  Weird.  Starting up the Andorak
crew must have been an unanticipated expense.  Looks like it's just the two of you
this week."
     That was a bit of a surprise for Segallion, but hey, Tankesh was the manager.
               ***          **          *****          **          ***
     The Aruak arena was one of the oldest in Andoria.  It was a modern building
compared to say the mazes of magical confusion found in Ardivent's arena.  But it was
still dark, cold, and dank within.  A creepy place at night, made even more horrid
during the 'night fights' of the Dark Arena.  Some of the monsters that fought in
those contests were nasty, but at least they didn't kill.  All deaths in Andorian
Dark Arenas are still staged so the gladiator being sent to their 'doom' actually
just goes into retirement.  The Ziggys that the Knights of Virtue always managed to
find were stored away in the insane asylum.  Despite this ugly atmosphere, one voice
was a silky delight to hear floating down the hallways...but it foretold only a
darker time ahead, a time when things might change with the coming of dark tidings.
     "Did you succeed?" the voice mused with an elven lilt.
     "Yes my lady," a man's voice replied devotedly. "I have 'encouraged' the
commission records keeper to amend all public data and 'lose' our team's name."
     "Good.  It is time to finally put this team to work and use it as the cover we
need."  The slender elven woman ran her fingers through her long lustrous black hair,
fondling the silver strands woven within.  "Have you any prospects?"
     "No my lady."
     "We need to work on your networking skills I see.  Very well.  I have my own
ideas on whom we can find to fill the team."
     The warrior and bodyguard standing at her side deigned to ask a question.  "May
I know whom?"
     "Yes, yes of course.  But tell nobody as always.  Your loyalty is all that I
trust.  One is a Dark Elf such as I, but wicked and willing to sully his own hands.
He is ambitious, and dangerous, but I believe we can negotiate a settlement to both
our benefit.  I only need enough money to continue running this team as a cover, and
he has it."
     "We can not continue to steal from the elf," her human companion observed.
     "No Jolith, we can not.  Tankesh may be a chauvinistic pig, but he is no idiot.
The other of whom I am thinking is Kronos.  As long as we keep him from our throats,
I think he'll find my offer tempting.  I will have to send him a magical missive.
Who knows where that cunning fiend is...?"
     "And the last member of this team?  What of Marcus?"
     "You miss nothing, my friend.  But you need not worry.  He has orders to wait
from one tourney to the next, and when that rogue finds his way to the isle, the
entire team will be ours."  The dark elven sorceress laughed gently.
     "And then?"
     "And then we cultivate our own power base, find somebody easy to manipulate,
somebody foolish..." Lady Fiona Starmantle turned to glance at her right hand man,
"...a mortal man?"
     Smiling, the dark elf made her way out of the tunnels.  She had to prepare for
her own trek to immortality....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is an honor to have fought my way to the top amongst the fine warriors of
Aruak City.  My manager wished me to convey his apologies for not only his silence,
but also his unruly challenging of late.  It seems he has lost track of who are the
good guys and well, who are the....  He has assured me that he intends to uphold the
values of this fine Andorian City.
     A few words to some of those that have met my blade:  Wall of Glass, well
fought, but I do enjoy beating scum.  To Segallion, I was just getting warmed up, I
would teach you another lesson, but I have bigger fish to fry.  Billy, my apologies,
I thought you were better than that.  Dik-Dik, you get my challenge, I sure would
like to slap you around a bit again before I go, though I am sure you shall avoid.
Coward.  To the rest of you Challengers, take your best shot, I will avoid no one.
     I bid you all farewell, and may you find honor on the sands.
          -- Persiana Jones

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARUAK CITY!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as SKASMONAUTS is pushed 
out of top team by KELLUMBO'S KIDS, who came from 2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  Now 
keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE BLUES, 
whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 9 into 19th.  THE LIVING DEAD stable has 
parlayed this turn's 2-1-0 into a 9 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up 
to 13th place.  Good work, guys!  The BULLDOGS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, SYRLANIA fought OPUS X and gained 22 points and contributed to 
GERFEL'S FRIENDS' 3-2-0.  OPUS X has lost to SYRLANIA, falling 15 points, while 
helping make OLD BOYS CLUB a 1-2-0 turn.  We should ask WALL OF GLASS about the 
thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, it's now the 
one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Bulldog Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on ARUAK CITY, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided KELLUMBO'S KIDS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was TUFT TUGGERS.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that DRAGULA from THE LIVING DEAD 
was ARUAK CITY's most challenged warrior this turn.  In a fit of brilliance or of 
stupidity (hard to say sometimes), BONNIE RAITT challenged DIK-DIK today, facing a 26 
difference in recognition.  Even though BONNIE RAITT lost the fight, she at least 
came away with a gain of 75 points for challenging on of KELLUMBO'S KIDS.  STEEL from 
KELLUMBO'S KIDS took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 28 points in a 
challenge against LOWELL DARNO.  And now nobody knows where LOWELL DARNO is right 
now, after giving STEEL 16 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise 
behind me.  Building dreams on hope, WILLIE DIXON challenged up 30 points this turn 
to take on CYCLONE from NEVERWAKE stable.  And whaddya know, WILLIE DIXON beat 
CYCLONE, and the fighters of THE HEADCUTTERS II were last seen lifting frothy pints 
of ale in honor of WILLIE DIXON's 32 point gain.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  NEVERWAKE has lost CYCLONE to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to 
be worried.  What do you expect from 5-5-1?  This is the stuff legends are made of.  
WILLIE DIXON has killed CYCLONE, a 5-5-1 warrior of NEVERWAKE.  I hear THE 
HEADCUTTERS II welcomes a bloodfeud challenge.  Will SCARLET KNIGHTS II get away with 
WARDUKE having killed EMILIO ESTEUEZ of BRAT PACK II?  One more turn, and the 
bloodfeud's over, at least officially.  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, ARUAK CITY, 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 you see my quill in 
ARUAK CITY again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALL OF GLASS 5534           25  20  0   121       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGULA 4942                 22  10  1   116       THE LIVING DEAD (454)
-MARTIN 1031                  23  21  2   114       KULGAN'S KREW (108)
-HERMES 5318                  10   5  1   110       MYTHICAL (485)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEGALLION SUNDANCER 4600     19  16  1   106       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-ARUTHA 1029                  27  17  0   104       KULGAN'S KREW (108)
 ZLATINA ANGUELOVA 4856       20  21  0   101       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
-PURPLE PANTHER 6057          11   6  0   100       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 DIK-DIK 5850                 17  10  1    99       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 TATIANA SEASPRITE 4951       25  23  0    98       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 SALENA WARSMITH 5524         15  15  1    95       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-BIG JOE TURNER 6066          12   9  0    95       THE BLUES (539)
 THE GREAT SAMARITAN 4782     22  27  0    93       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 NILA SUNDANCER 4872          19  36  0    93       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 TEDDY RUXPIN 6399            17  10  0    91       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
-MARCUS KUERTON 4855           7   5  0    91       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KHAKI KANGAROO 5547          13   5  1    87       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SYRLANIA 6107                11  10  0    86       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 BILLY GIBBONS 6251            9   5  0    86       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 SKAMAKAZE 5928                8   6  0    86       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 BLUE BLAZES 6280              8   3  0    85       COLORIFIC (511)
-MEMPHIS MINNIE 6067          24  12  0    84       THE BLUES (539)
 STRONGBOW 5686               16  24  0    84       ELFQUEST (515)
-GANYMEDES 5800               14   9  0    83       MYTHICAL (485)
-JUGULAR 5537                 10   5  0    80       NEVERWAKE (508)
 ONYX OWL 5548                13  12  0    79       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 LOWELL DARNO 4594            19  20  0    77       IMMORTALS (85)
-TITAN 5799                   14   4  0    77       MYTHICAL (485)
 BONNIE RAITT 5790            13  15  0    75       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
-DOUBLE - TAP 5535            10   5  1    74       NEVERWAKE (508)
 STEEL 6254                   10   2  0    74       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 K. K. DOWNING 5655           11  19  1    72       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ELMER FUDD 6401              15  15  1    71       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 OPUS X 5276                  12  16  1    71       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-HADES 5338                   12   6  0    70       MYTHICAL (485)
 BLOOD MONKEY 5858             9   4  0    70       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 SUPERBEAST 4943              13  19  1    69       THE LIVING DEAD (454)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARDUKE 5930                 12  15  2    66       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT 6195    12   5  1    66       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-CARLINE III 3455             16  10  0    63       KULGAN'S KREW (108)
-GREEN WITH ENVY 5621          7   8  0    63       COLORIFIC (511)
 RAINSONG 6128                12  10  0    61       ELFQUEST (515)
 ELIZA PIGERON 5222            8  10  0    61       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 GUMDROP 5104                 12  10  1    59       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 POSITIVE POLYANA 6283         7   4  0    58       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 ENBALMER 4939                13  17  1    57       THE LIVING DEAD (454)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE 6275                     11   3  0    56       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 VAN HELSING 6338              8   0  0    56       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-BARU II 3425                 13  15  1    55       KULGAN'S KREW (108)
 PUNCH GRAN CRU 5274           8  20  1    51       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-ATHENA 5320                   7   4  0    50       MYTHICAL (485)
 ALMOND ALBATROSS 6056         7   7  0    49       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 BLUE VELVET 6248              7   2  0    48       COLORIFIC (511)
-WILDSIDE 5829                 4  12  0    48       BRAT PACK II (523)
 BRANFORD HAWKE 5077          12  11  0    47       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 SKATTERBRAIN 6232             6   5  0    47       SKASMONAUTS (495)
 MISMOSH 5144                  9  15  0    45       IMMORTALS (85)
 CALFSKIN 6240                 6   8  1    44       BULLDOGS (157)
 FUZZBALL 5101                11  10  0    43       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 TWO STEPPER 6371              4   0  0    43       KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
 THUNDERSTORM 6113             8  14  0    42       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEB' MO' 6289                 5   5  0    41       THE BLUES (539)
 KALIDOR THE BOLD 5244         9   9  0    39       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 ALBINO RAINBOW 6238           6   7  0    35       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 GLADIUS STARSTRYKE 6127       6  16  0    34       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 TIMID PUPPY 5740              3   4  1    34       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRGINIA'S SECRET 6295        4   6  0    33       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 DOODLEBUG 6268                3   5  2    33       SNUGGLEBUNNIES (465)
 WILLIE DIXON 6385             1   1  1    33       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 ICY TROUSERS 5741             4   3  2    31       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
 CAO BLACK 6001                3   4  0    31       OLD BOYS CLUB (483)
-HALO 6189                     6   2  1    30       NEVERWAKE (508)
-ROBIN U. BLIND 6396           6   5  0    30       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 BUCKING BRAHMA 6372           4   0  0    30       BULLDOGS (157)
-TAJ MAHAL 6310                5   3  0    28       THE BLUES (539)
-YOUR KIDZ 5868                4   8  1    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
-ALLY SHEEDY 6250              3   3  0    26       BRAT PACK II (523)
 DININ DHUU'NYL 5023           2   1  0    25       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 FIVALO 6345                   4   1  0    24       IMMORTALS (85)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORGULL 6411                  3   1  0    23       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 HOT DOG 6343                  4   2  0    22       BULLDOGS (157)
 AZURE ASP 6373                2   1  0    22       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 6409          1   1  0    22       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 YELLOW STREAK 6239            3   2  0    21       COLORIFIC (511)
 FORLANI 6376                  2   1  0    21       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 JOLITH DARKSTEEL 5021         1   0  0    21       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
 THUNDERBLADE 6367             3   1  0    20       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 POTATO HEAD JR 6391           3   3  0    20       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 BULLOMIA 6342                 2   5  0    20       BULLDOGS (157)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060               3   4  0    19       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
-COBRA SKAMMANDER 6279         1   1  0    19       SKASMONAUTS (495)
-DRACULA 6319                  1   1  0    16       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 TIMMORN YELLOW EYES 6337      3   5  1    15       ELFQUEST (515)
 SUPERFICIAL HITMAN 6365       2   2  1    15       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 HONEY 6368                    2   2  1    15       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-PUMPKIN ESCOBAR 6178          1   6  0    15       VIEW ASKEW (453)
 LINI DAWNWIND 5865            3   4  0    14       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DJANGO REINHARDT 6384         1   1  0    14       THE HEADCUTTERS II (412)
 SILVER LINING 6339            1   3  0    13       COLORIFIC (511)
 WARGHAST 6410                 2   2  0    12       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 THE SINGING BANDIT 6349       3   2  0    11       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-DOGGER 6180                   1   0  0    11       OREVANDEN (545)
 BIG DOG 6378                  2   1  0     9       BULLDOGS (157)
 BLIND ILLUSION 6412           2   3  0     9       UNMERCIFUL FATE (557)
 ALYOSHA 5737                  1   4  0     7       INGROWN TOENAIL (517)
-BOLDIVAR 6181                 1   0  0     7       OREVANDEN (545)
 TORRIDOR 6348                 1   3  0     7       IMMORTALS (85)
 BARGAIN BASEMENT 6388         1   1  0     7       LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
 JO MOONCATCHER 6370           1   3  0     6       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JON FLEET 6415                1   0  0     6       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 SERENDIPITY 6375              1   2  0     5       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-AL-KIMOR 6184                 1   0  0     5       OREVANDEN (545)
-THE WOLF MAN 6315             1   0  0     5       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)
 JUSSY 6383                    1   1  0     4       VIEW ASKEW (453)
-ROB LOWE 6374                 1   1  0     4       BRAT PACK II (523)
 TREESTUMP 6369                0   4  0     4       ELFQUEST (515)
 PUG II 3696                   0   3  0     3       KULGAN'S KREW (108)
 BRETNDANN 6386                0   1  0     1       OREVANDEN (545)
-ZINFANDAL 6182                0   1  0     1       OREVANDEN (545)
-THE MUMMY 6316                0   1  0     1       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITANIUM 5137                 0   1  0     1       WAR-C-KERS (345)
 FIONA STARMANTLE 5022         0   1  0     1       MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
-DR. MIRAKLE 6318              0   1  0     1       UNIVERSAL HORROR (552)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMILIO ESTEUEZ 6031    5  1 1 BRAT PACK II 523      WARDUKE 5930          496         
HOT PANTS 5739         0  7 0 INGROWN TOENAIL 517   SPYMASTER 490         499 NONE    
BLUNDER DASH 5981      2  2 1 INGROWN TOENAIL 517   WURM KIN 495          499 NONE    
SAMIRA FLEET 6356      2  3 0 KRILL CAVALRY 374     CYCLONE 6237          498         
SMUDGE 6381            1  2 0 NEVERWAKE 508         SPYMASTER 490         499 NONE    
CYCLONE 6237           5  5 1 NEVERWAKE 508         WILLIE DIXON 6385     499         
SLAG 6309              4  2 0 NEVERWAKE 508         TIMID PUPPY 5740      496         
YUM-YUM 6292           2  6 0 SNUGGLEBUNNIES 465    DEVELLAN JARA 491     499 NONE    
SUPERCONDUCTOR 6416    0  1 0 UNMERCIFUL FATE 557   HONEY 6368            499         
CLERKS X 6414          0  1 0 VIEW ASKEW 453        DEVELLAN JARA 491     499 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I'm filing these late, so take note, they're for the turn that ran on the
seventeenth.  It's been one of those weeks. -- Leeta, Krill Cavalry

Cyclone -- Well, actually, I have NOT met more formidable foes in my bathtub.  I'm
careful where I bathe.  But I've got to say that I was impressed with myself there in
the first minute when I dodged or parried all those blows.  I didn't know I could do
that!  It probably won't happen again any time soon, but thanks for showing me what I
can do when I'm hot for it. -- Lini Dawnwind
P.S.  And all those skills, too!

Wall of Glass -- How exceedingly annoying of you!  I hate the kind of fight in which
my opponent never strikes a blow.  And the whole "glass" thing--the way you reflected
the sunlight right into my eyes with your glassy facade was DISTINCTLY annoying.
Practically an insult, considering.  May a sudden freeze render you so brittle that
you shatter at a touch. -- Nila Sundancer

Smudge -- (flutters her eyelashes hopefully)  You wouldn't hit little old me,
would...?  Ouch!  Youch!  (heavy sigh, soft sob)  I guess you would. -- Rockie Dee

Rob Lowe -- You hang out with brats?  Then you must know my brother.  Hit him upside
the head for me next time you see him. -- Samira Fleet

Bucking Brahma -- Okay, losses happen.  I can take that.  But the way you knocked me
down and jumped over me, crowing about "the cow jumping over the moon," I didn't care
for that at ALL.  'Specially since you stepped on my hand when you landed.  You
definitely don't have the figure for leaping lightly, besides not being a cow in the
first place. -- Jo Mooncatcher

Segallion -- Skill is fine, but I wish I'd brought my glasscutter. -- Nila

Dik-Dik -- Sacred Sun, I hope not!  I'd like to fight a variety of warriors. -- Nila

Bullomia -- Best exercised stomachs around, eh? -- Lini

The Singing Bandit -- But when you DO have time for singing, come around to my place
and we'll do a duet, okay? -- Rockie Dee

Doc Steele -- Other topics of conversation than challenging and killing...don't seem
to be many around.  Sad.  Down-challenging, well, that's perfectly legal and
sometimes good sense (sometimes, but I suspect not always).  And killing, well,
that's legal and it happens often enough.  It's kinda like talking about sunrise.  It
happens.  But I can remember some good stuff, even recent good stuff
     Hannibal and his Question of the Week was a good one.  Hannibal, where are you
when we need you?  Anybody else have some good questions that the managers of this
arena could get their teeth into?  Should we bring back the old questions, since
we've got a different mix of managers and three years more experience for the old
     I think I read somewhere that role-playing in D2 didn't interest you, which is
fine, everybody to their own frills of choice, and I recognize that it is a frill.
[Side note:  what happened to all the people who used to write stuff here in Aruak
City?  Is there a problem we can fix, or have you gone terminally non-creative?]
     Hmm, an idle thought I had, which I haven't mentioned to the Commission or
anyone else yet: do you think there'd be an interest in reopening one of the closed
arenas after the next F2F, specifically for teams started there to keep on running in
the same company?  Maybe some kind of contest involved.  Anybody have comments or
suggestions on this? -- Leeta
P.S.  Good gods, am I proving my manhood by playing this game?  I never guessed, and
me a mother!

I do not think the Aruaki civil code includes health or building standards/
regulations, and if it did, the Bulldog Inn would easily pass.  You'll have to get
even more creative, DK.  Nice try though! -- Adie

Kennelworth -- Yes!  I am off to an indomitable lead!  Yeah right... -- Tankesh

Bullomia -- You were the one that was unexpected.  Damn that hurt. -- Branford

Positive Polyana -- Yeah, not only was the fight awesome and down to a hair, but the
skills were ohhh...mmmm...so good.  As far as unstoppable, I'll let you know when I
get ratings such as yours!  Go girl. -- Eliza

DK -- Slow thinker, my ass!  Not only is your name completely masculine, nor have you
mentioned being female in past NL's, thus giving not a single clue, it's not like you
look like a woman either!  Now, maybe if I saw you beyond the letters of the PA's, or
out from under all those baggy clothes as you skulk around the Bulldog looking for an
easy arson hit, I might learn if you are a cute, or ugly, cur.  I've rarely met a
woman as vicious as you, and I've known many women, but if you're cute...maybe I'll
change my tune. ;) -- Tankesh
P.S.  My vocabulary certainly wasn't purchased through you!  Daring and Kinky is
three words, the leading letters of which would spell DAK.  You need to use a single
adjective followed by a single noun.  If my opinion of you changes, maybe I'll find a
nice one to describe you.  Until then...Detestable Knave.

The Nomad -- I have to admit I am tiring of the long winded blatherings from both
ends.  But I enjoy mild ritual bantering and discussion to keep things lively around
here.  But generally, you are right.  I think I will try to cut back next turn when I
see Doc's responses. -- Tankesh, Mgr. Tuft Tuggers
P.S.  Who are you?  Who do you run?  Are you...Andorian?
P.P.S.  Welcome to Aruak!

Purple People Eater -- If I am going to be a jinx, I'd much prefer to be one for DK
or Doc, but hey, whatever knocks you a notch lower is always a bonus in my book. --
P.S.  Sorry, I don't have the inside track on the Doc/Slosher relationship.  All I
know is what the defenders did on their end.

Dartor -- Yes, past champions.  Freshmen and higher also.  It might be difficult to
tell, especially in the triple elimination format at faces where the records will
likely show losses.  Well, I suppose anything that is at the top of the list with
less than three losses, and did not die, is probably a champion.  Thank you! --

Hey!  Who's this bloodsucker, Dragula, that's amongst our ranks.  I don't recall
anybody letting any vampires into Aruak!  And yes, I'm prejudiced against them! --

Dracula -- You beast!  You scared the canine out of me!  I'm going to tell my friend
Van Helsing on you. -- Big Dog

Persiana Jones -- Duelmaster!  Congrats to the new Aruak City best.  Come on over to
The Bulldog Inn for free drinks. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Rillion -- My impetuous friend, if you have intentions to be King Of Andoria, it is
true that we have some work to do on your value base.  But clearly you have better
potential than some! -- Kennelworth

Aruak Citians...Andorians...guests to our city...perhaps you have an interest in
understanding The Bulldog credo honor system?  Our dignity requires:
     1.  Avoid killing; death may be inevitable, but is does not have to be intended.
     2.  Do not downchallenge and take advantage of those with lower recog.  This
         includes bloodfeuding.
     3.  The Duelmaster should challenge.  Hence, a likely downchallenge is
     4.  Help newcomers prosper in Aruak City however possible.  It is difficult to
         consider an Invader as an Aruak City newcomer!
     5.  Talk, chat, (e.g. PA's) and be neighborly.  This is a city of the people.
This credo is neither difficult to understand or do.  Hail Aruak City, The Heart &
Soul of Andoria.  Health!  Humility!  Honor! -- Kennelworth

Woodie Treestump -- You need some work if you lost to me!  I am so bucking lucky. --
Bucking Brahma

For those who are interested, the two most common avoids for Bulldogs are 305 and
508--Tuft Tuggers and Neverwake. -- Kennelworth

The Nomad -- Perhaps you are correct about Doc Steele.  I did not realize that he was
having such a difficult time as of late.  I will send him a bouquet of Forget-me-nots
to brighten his day! -- Kennelworth
P.S.  Thank you for the very nice compliment.

Albino Rainbow -- I challenged and I lost.  I deserved the loss, as you are clearly
the better warrior. -- Calfskin

Hot Pants -- What would I do without you?  You exhibited my all-time favorite buns!
-- Hot Dog

Van Helsing -- I am not in your class, apparently.  Well fought!  I may be an enigma,
but I am not a vampire.  I encourage you to go help poor Big Dog out with Dracula.
And please stay away from me! -- Bullomia

Lady Adie -- There are no co-managers of The Bulldog Inn.  You are the only one.  The
physical appearance and operations have become optimum under your direction, whether
I was away or present.  The spirit (and spirits!) is at an all time high!  You have
done so much to make it what it is.  As you know, when I am gone, my ownership is
willed to you. -- Kennelworth, merely the proprietor

Dik Dik -- Finally!  Congratulations, I guess.  You made it to the cc's after 26
arena fights.  I am sorry that I could not wait all those weeks for you, but better
late than never, I guess.  Hugs and kisses. -- Cherry Cheetah

Blimey!  4-0.  This ole pirate bea threatenin' hisn critters wif yon plank more
often.  Aye! -- Mino

Salena Warsmith -- Wow!  I must admit that I was fearful of that challenge I made.
Yet one must fight the best to be considered worthy.  I was lucky to have come out
alive and even more lucky to have won. -- Purple Panther

Montezuma Whifflebat -- I had fun.  I've always wanted to beat a bat. -- Onyx Owl

Thunderblade -- Now, like Cleopatra, perhaps you understand the quickness of an itsy-
bitsy snake. -- Azure Asp

Rainsong -- Jeez!  I really thought you had me whacked.  There must be something to
that Marsupial Legend? -- Khaki Kangaroo

Bonnie Raitt -- What do they call that again?  You know, where you just have the init
stolen?  Disrespected!  That's it.  Sorry, none intended.  I like your music. --

Skamakaze -- Hmm...I seemed to give up the initiative there, didn't I?  I guess I
need to work on that one. -- Branford

Punch Gran Cru -- Not what I expected, but I'm glad I planned for it properly!  Whew.
That was pretty cool. -- Eliza

Strongbow -- What the hell was that?  We were just starting to get into it when
THWAK, you hit the dirt!  What gives? -- Zlatina
P.S.  Thanks much for the skills, that was great.

Positive Polyana -- That was a great exchange, but you seem to have improved much
since our last meeting.  A very different outcome.  You must be a faster learner than
I. -- Kalidor

Lowell Darno -- Sure was nice to get one of my challenges through for a change. --

Blue Blazes -- Looks like you used up every last bit of that will to keep going
there.  Well done. -- Ice

Enbalmer -- It's called an avoid.  Perhaps you should use it. -- Steel

Virginia's Secret -- Tell us little girl, what exactly is your secret?  Could it be
losing and not minding?  That would be my guess. -- Two Stepper

Kalidor the Bold -- See there.  I just had to keep saying I could do it, and I knew I
would!  I rock! -- Positive Polyana

Well...I'll be....  (strikes a match).  She's right, that rotten #@&%$!  (Strikes
another match).  This place is fireproof!  Guess we need a plan B. -- Detective

Adie -- Your ramblings are enough to annoy me.  You never shut up. -- DK

Kalidor the Bold -- How's it feel to have 17 fights and still be in the initiates?
You really are the man.  Sheesh. -- Ice

Tankesh -- Moron. -- DK
P.S.  I may not be creative, but I am persistent.

Segallion -- Say what you want, but my record is better than your team's record, or
yours for that matter.  You'd think you'd be able to do better than a coin flip. --

Kennelworth -- You are the last person I'd accept a drink from (well, third to last,
behind Papaiz and Judge that is.)  Health, humility, honor?  Give me a break.  You
must be watching too much wrasslin' there triple H.  Stuff a sock in it.  It is old
and overplayed. -- Detective Kellumbo

Street Legal -- Looks like you are good at making friends.  All you need is one more
person coming after you, and you'll be all out of avoids.  Hmmmm....  Don't say I
didn't tell you it was coming. -- DK

Tank-boy -- If we're to convince JRK of anything, it won't be by talking about it in
this forum!  Has he been at the Bulldog recently?  I unfortunately have not been--
busy times at the Bulldog also happen to be busy times at The Farm.  It is too bad
that my most ever-present "employee" insists on being nothing more than an assistant
bartender. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Hot Dog -- Just the fact of how I'm currently earning my living should tell you
something about my singing career.  Perhaps someday I can take voice lessons while
residing on the Isle.... -- The Singing Bandit-o

Dartor -- Nice to see you're still "on the ball" (much less, on the job).  Salute! --
Generalissimo Puerco

Adie -- I thought Santa Steele was making a list and checking it twice but thanks for
reminding him who I am! -- Street Legal, mgr. of THE HEADCUTTERS II

Doc Steele -- See the above note in response to who I run.  You "run" a full team? 
Two running, three sitting timed is running a full team.  Call me stupid but it looks
like 2/5 of a team to me.  It seemed you were running some one turn and others
another for a while so that's the advantage I spoke of, how are we to know when
they're timed and are going to stop running?  Small advantage but an advantage
nonetheless.  Now on to the "Most ridiculous statement award"...the winner is <drum
roll> DOC STEELE!!!  Why would you make an offer to Manager offering to not DC in
this arena (he doesn't run here, and we handled ourselves quite well in the
underwhelming "invasion") in return for him not avoiding you in AD.  There's no
reason he should give up a tactic available to all managers to help an arena he
doesn't even run in.  I was going to use the words "stu..." and "ign....." to
describe such an offer but I'd hate to make you feel bad so I'll use the words
"nearsighted" and "not well thought out" to cushion the blow.  Hah, I noted your team
number for posterity sake but don't expect that I'll be avoiding you any time soon;
after all I haven't yet and you've been here awhile (failing on your promise to drop
my W/L % to "under 40" by the end of the invasion).  You'll note I had two major puds
you could've beaten up on and didn't, and short of contests I can count avoids in my
years of play on both hands (that's ten not twelve, to help you out). -- Street Legal
P.S.  Hope you don't take smack talk so personally anymore...after all you dish it
out now we'll see how you take it!  :P

All -- My apologies for my absence.  I have been on vacation recently and have not
been actively managing most of my teams.  The only warriors that have been run lately
are ones in contests or on maintenance.  Since neither of those apply to Aruak City,
I have been inactive here.  I will be returning next turn though with at least a
token squad, just in case Doc Steele gets any ideas about whining that I am too
afraid to face him here. -- Rillion

Timid Puppy -- You're an ingrown toenail?  I never would have guessed.  There's
nothing obvious to see. -- Lini Dawnwind
P.S.  Amazing how much a person can learn while fighting for her life....

Cyclone -- Whoosh!  Er, that wasn't intended as a pun, more as a vocalized sigh or
something.  But you really blew me away on that one.  (That pun was intentional.  I
couldn't resist.) -- Ghost of Samira Fleet

Smudge -- How'd you come by that name?  Just curious.  Good try and all, but I guess
this day was mine. -- Rockie Dee

Billy Gibbons -- Ouch.  I lose--painfully, mind you--and learn nothing, and you get
the win and all those skills?  Once again it is proven that there is no justice. --
Nila Sundancer

Superficial Hitman -- Ah, all is clear.  Your blows were superficial--it's obvious
now.  And superficial blows are not enough.  Better luck next time, and lose the
superficiality, okay?  Try for sincere, or even intense. -- Jo Mooncatcher

All -- The turn is running in a few hours, and I just glanced through the newsletter
and saw that I was facing hours of response time.  My work load is such that while I
would enjoy some more personal ad wars, it is not possible.  So just a few words this
turn. -- Doc Steele

Letta -- Cyclone awaits your Bloodfeud.  If the gods are just, I am sure Cyclone will
pay for his merciless down challenges with his life.  All of my warriors accept death
as quickly as they give it, so do your worst. -- Doc Steele, your friendly Delarquan

All -- I was wondering if we ever got RSI to get rid of down challenges and avoids;
what would we talk about?  Maybe that is why they will not do it, they love to see 20
pages of personal ads flying around.  I'll try to answer all the ads from this turn
eventually. -- Doc Steele

Tankesh -- What's an elf?  I can surely see you're not a true purple people eater.
To me you all look the same--like highly edible protein.  You do, however, seem a
little smaller than most. -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

And, by the way, Tankesh the cad elf, your jinx has degraded The Colorifics to 6-3!
You lousy little protein pimple! -- Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Ice -- I love doing that to your type.  Detective Kellumbo should have warned you
with all those clues floating around.  Avoid me, cold one. -- Blue Blazes, Proud

Gladius Starstryke -- Isn't velvet a luscious color? -- Blue Velvet, Proud Colorific

Aruak City -- Get that name engraved in your mind.  Colorific!  Colorific!
Colorific! -- The one-eyed, one-horned, flying Purple People Eater, Proud Colorific

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YUM-YUM was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOT PANTS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
BLUNDER DASH was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SMUDGE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CLERKS X was butchered by DEVELLAN JARA in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
ZLATINA ANGUELOVA was savagely defeated by DRAGULA in a 6 minute competition.
ONYX OWL unbelievably bested K. K. DOWNING in a 6 minute master's Challenge match.
BLUE BLAZES handily defeated WARDUKE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BONNIE RAITT lost to DIK-DIK in a action packed 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
STEEL narrowly defeated LOWELL DARNO in a tiresome 19 minute Challenge fight.
SYRLANIA handily defeated OPUS X in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SKAMAKAZE demolished STRONGBOW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SKATTERBRAIN was demolished by SUPERBEAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CALFSKIN beat ALBINO RAINBOW in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
TIMID PUPPY slimly lost to MISMOSH in a action packed 1 minute gory Challenge fight.
AZURE ASP was devastated by TWO STEPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BULLOMIA was beaten by ICY TROUSERS in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
VIRGINIA'S SECRET devastated LINI DAWNWIND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
WILLIE DIXON executed CYCLONE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
FORLANI overpowered TIMMORN YELLOW EYES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SERENDIPITY was handily defeated by CAO BLACK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SUPERFICIAL HITMAN beat JUSSY in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
DJANGO REINHARDT subdued JO MOONCATCHER in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge bout.
PERSIANA JONES was unbelievably bested by WALL OF GLASS in a 7 minute Title fray.
BILLY GIBBONS was narrowly defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute fight.
SEGALLION SUNDANCER beat TATIANA SEASPRITE in a popular 2 minute expert's fight.
THE GREAT SAMARITAN was defeated by TEDDY RUXPIN in a 3 minute brutal expert's match.
NILA SUNDANCER slimly won victory over ELIZA PIGERON in a 3 minute one-sided fray.
SALENA WARSMITH overpowered GUMDROP in a exciting 1 minute uneven competition.
ELMER FUDD narrowly defeated RAINSONG in a action packed 3 minute gory expert's fight.
MONTEZUMA WHIFFLEBAT overpowered PUNCH GRAN CRU in a 2 minute gory one-sided match.
BLOOD MONKEY overpowered ENBALMER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
VAN HELSING savagely defeated BRANFORD HAWKE in a 2 minute gruesome contest.
ALMOND ALBATROSS luckily beat FUZZBALL in a exciting 2 minute brutal struggle.
POSITIVE POLYANA devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory uneven bout.
THUNDERSTORM was narrowly defeated by ICE in a 6 minute bloody match.
BLUE VELVET subdued DOODLEBUG in a popular 2 minute duel.
KALIDOR THE BOLD savagely defeated YELLOW STREAK in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
GLADIUS STARSTRYKE subdued ROCKIE DEE in a 1 minute competition.
POTATO HEAD JR won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute match.
HOT DOG luckily beat BLIND ILLUSION in a dull 11 minute battle.
THE SINGING BANDIT lost to JOLITH DARKSTEEL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.
TORRIDOR was handily defeated by BUCKING BRAHMA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
THUNDERBLADE savagely defeated BARGAIN BASEMENT in a 4 minute beginner's competition.
HONEY executed SUPERCONDUCTOR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TREESTUMP was overpowered by SILVER LINING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FIVALO savagely defeated PUG II in a 5 minute bloody novice's fray.
ALYOSHA was vanquished by KORGULL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DININ DHUU'NYL viciously subdued WARGHAST in a 8 minute brutal novice's bout.
BIG DOG defeated FIONA STARMANTLE in a 2 minute amateur's bout.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
BRETNDANN was bested by JON FLEET in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY       65 -  55 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         LUNGING ATTACK    75 -  66 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   11         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  45 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-LUNGE       28 -  28 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         SLASHING ATTACK   41 -  42 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         BASHING ATTACK    50 -  55 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  49 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         AIMED BLOW        30 -  48 -  4      38  |

Turn 499 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  4     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  8         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  3     AIMED BLOW         1 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  5                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  5                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      WALL OF GLASS 5534         25  20  0  121 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DRAGULA 4942               22  10  1  116 THE LIVING DEAD (454)
BASHING ATTACK   DIK-DIK 5850               17  10  1   99 KELLUMBO'S KIDS (526)
PARRY-STRIKE     TEDDY RUXPIN 6399          17  10  0   91 LORDS OF CHAOS (556)
SLASHING ATTACK  SYRLANIA 6107              11  10  0   86 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
LUNGING ATTACK   SKAMAKAZE 5928              8   6  0   86 SKASMONAUTS (495)
AIMED BLOW       BRANFORD HAWKE 5077        12  11  0   47 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIK-DIK 5850.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DRAGULA 4942.  The ten other most popular fighters were K. K. DOWNING 5655, 

The least popular fighter this week was LOWELL DARNO 4594.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEEL 6254, HOT DOG 6343, WARGHAST 6410, BLIND ILLUSION 6412, 
BASEMENT 6388, and TORRIDOR 6348.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: