Date   : 08/18/2006    Duedate: 08/31/2006


DM-11    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6369) [23-30-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ONEWOLF                        FIREBASE
WOLFBROTHERS (506)             MILITANT LEGION (586)
(11-5505) [23-3-0,129]         (11-6817) [2-0-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NATAS                          ROCKIE DEE
DO IT AGAIN (565)              KRILL CAVALRY (374)
(11-6531) [12-8-0,81]          (11-6060) [19-37-0,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT TUGGERS (305)          34
2. MILITANT LEGION (586)       32      JGW EXPIRATION (572)
3. GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)      32      Unchartered Team
4. MARVEL HEROES (394)         28
5. NEVERWAKE (508)             17      MILITANT LEGION (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 JGW EXPIRATION (572)      51  19  1 72.9   1/ 1 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       12  3 1
 2/ 4*MILITANT LEGION (586)      7   3  1 70.0   2/ 3 BULLDOGS (157)            9  4 0
 3/ 2 COLORIFIC (511)          260 145  7 64.2   3/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)         8  3 0
 4/ 3 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1013 600 34 62.8   4/ 9*MILITANT LEGION (586)     7  3 1
 5/ 5 DO IT AGAIN (565)         42  30  1 58.3   5/ 5 COLORIFIC (511)           7  6 0
 6/ 6 BULLDOGS (157)           873 667 28 56.7   6/ 7 ELFQUEST (515)            7  6 0
 7- 7 DIRE FATE (42)           101  85  9 54.3   7/ 2 JGW EXPIRATION (572)      7  8 0
 8/ 8 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        84  72  7 53.8   8/ 6 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)    6  1 1
 9/10 GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)   730 703 21 50.9   9/10 NEVERWAKE (508)           4  6 0
10/11 TUFT TUGGERS (305)       677 655 22 50.8  10/11 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)  3  3 1
11/12 SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507) 152 148  7 50.7  11/12*STEEL AND SILK (584)      3 12 0
12-13*I CARRY THEM (566)         8   8  1 50.0  12-13 CLUB HAMMER (491)         2  0 0
13-14 CLUB HAMMER (491)         50  52  3 49.0  13/16 WOLFBROTHERS (506)        2  0 0
14/15 ELFQUEST (515)           249 275 12 47.5  14/ 0 MARVEL HEROES (394)       2  2 0
15/ 0 MARVEL HEROES (394)       43  49  2 46.7  15-14*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)   2  3 0
16/16 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)    315 394 17 44.4  16-15*I CARRY THEM (566)        2  3 0
17/17 NEVERWAKE (508)           81 116 11 41.1  17/ 8 SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)     2  6 0
18/18 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      270 500  5 35.1  18/18 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       2 13 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)    2   5  0 28.6  19-17 DIRE FATE (42)            1  1 0
20/20*STEEL AND SILK (584)       4  21  0 16.0  20/20 DO IT AGAIN (565)         1  1 0
21-21*KELLUMBO'S KIDS II (585)   0   1  0  0.0  21-21*KELLUMBO'S KIDS II (585)  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

      + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Chronicles of Andoria #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

...the saga continues...

By Adeolar
Major contribution to Chap. 1 & 7 by Generalissimo Puerco


The Hurinwood, outside Aruak City, 12 years ago:

     Amon awoke with a headache that would make a giant proud.  His head throbbed
right above his left eyebrow as if his heart had implanted itself between his skin
and his skull.  He lifted his hand before him to make sure he was still small.  He
smiled as he remembered Adie's spell had worn off a long time ago and he was still
his normal 3'3".  He was laying on his side still when a foot tall person walked up
with a club.  Amon's smile disappeared.
     "Watch this MiKaila."
     Amon's eyes went wide right before he saw about six more images of the little
twerp fade into darkness....

     Amon sputtered awake this time with a splash of water.  When he looked around he
saw that same one foot tall guy standing on his chest, for Amon was now on his back.
Amon growled and tried to grab him, but found that he had been bound and tied with a
dozen small ropes.  The tiny woodsman standing on him was scruffy with primitive
clothes.  The little man pushed his chest out in pride as he threw away a miniature
bucket and pulled out a spear.  His tail swayed back and...Amon squinted, 'A tail!'
     Amon squirmed, "Release me or I'm gonna ki..."
     The Brownie brought the butt end of his spear down upon Amon's head; SMACK!!
"Shut up!  You are nothing."  He raised his chin, "If I want to smack you around, you
can't do anything about it."  He stuck his tongue out at Amon.
     Then Amon heard the most soothing but also commanding voice, "Rouie, release the
Halfling.  And stop pestering him."  Amon couldn't see where the voice was coming
from, but the little runt on his chest got off and drew a little sword.  Then he
noticed the other dozen brownies around him.  They all started cutting the ropes.  As
soon as Amon was free, he stood and threw off the strings, roaring at the little men.
They went squealing for cover.  Before Amon could chase them though, the voice came
again, "Stop!"  Amon spun around.  There she was.  Amon's eyes swam, and that,
combined with his head wound, made him stumble around disoriented.  Darkness was
edging his vision, but he could see the Nymph waving her had in front of him.
     Then...she was his best friend in the whole world.  No, the whole universe.
Amon looked at the author..."Hey, wait a minute...I don't have any friends."
     The nymph asked him to sit down, and guess what...he did!!  She smiled at him.
That impossibly beautiful smile that only a god could bestow.  Amon smiled back,
but...he didn't know why.  Grinning at her he said, "I don't smile.  Why am I?"
     "I've cast a charm spell upon you."  She paused, then told him to smile more,
and Amon smiled hugely.  She looked him over and looked at his equipment which was
lying to her right in a pile, "Did you kill those wererats that were chasing me the
other day?"
     Amon kind of swayed and bobbed his head like he was drunk for a minute, "Yep!"
     The nymph let out a sigh of relief and Amon smiled hugely again.  She looked at
him, "I thank you for saving me from those abominations...."
     Amon waved his hand in unconcern, "No problem."
     "My name is MiKaila.  What's yours?"
     "I am Amon the Giantslayer, Hero of..." he put his hand to his head and toppled
backwards.  A second later he saw MiKaila standing over him with a concerned look on
her face.  He smiled once and saw her beauty disappear into the blackness....

     Amon awoke shortly after in the most, well almost, desirable postion he could
possibly imagine; her lap.  MiKaila had his head in her lap and was looking at him as
he began to smile once again, especially since his head felt well and he had such a
spectacular view.  Rubbing his head he said, "What did you do?"
     "I healed it.  You'll be fine."  Amon heard a few little chuckles all around
him.  His head rotated trying to get a glimpse of the little runts who had tied him
up and clubbed him on the head.  MiKaila noticed his anxiety, "Don't worry, Rouie and
the others won't disturb you any more."
     Amon smiled, "You still got that 'charm' spell on me?"
     Amon's smile went from ear to ear, "I hate that!"
     MiKaila continued, "I have a request to ask of you." Amon perked up grining. "I
have a dear friend that has been captured by those wererats.  If you rescue him, I
will grant you anything you wish within my power."
     Amon laughed heartlessly, "Those wererats are nothing.  I could...."
     "There are about twenty of them."  One of Amon's eyebrows went up. "I think they
have some kind of connection with a wizard in Aruak who is trying to round up rare
creatures and people for who knows...."
     "Alright, alright.  I get the point." Amon grinned. "I'll just do it all quiet
     MiKaila looked relieved.  "My friend's named Kalin.  He's easy to recognize
because he is a unicorn."
     "Excuse me! A...a what?!" Amon leaped up and scowled at her. "You want me to
rescue a horse?!"  MiKaila's head lowered, hiding her face from him behind her hair,
as she started to weep.  "OK! OK! Don't give me that.  I'll help you.  Besides, you'd
probably just charm me into doing it if I did't."  She looked up and he gave her a
toothy super hero grin, putting his hands on his hips and puffing out his chest which
didn't make it much bigger than his belly.  She giggled.  Amon gathered his gear.
"Alright, where is he?"
     MiKaila turned her head to the forest beyond the glade, "In a camp to the north
of here.  But be...."  She looked back.  He was no longer there; vanished silently
into the misty morning forest.


     Amon trudged off through the forest mumbling to himself, "How do I get into
predicaments like this?"  Amon looked at the audience, "This sucks."  Heading north
through the forest, it took Amon a whole day before he came across the camp.  But
there was no way to miss it!  The place was a zoo.  There were definitely more than
twenty guards here, but they all appeared to be in human form right now.  Huge tents
and cages filled the meadow as the sound of whips and whining animals permeated the
air.  The scum running this slavery trade were outfitted well, appearing almost as if
they expected a large enemy force to fall upon them.  Amon desperately wanted to be
that overwhelming force, but he was here for one reason only; MiKaila's unicorn,
     Amon sat crouched in the shrubbery observing the camp.  "Hmm...what should I get
from MiKaila after I get her friend?"  A big grin spread on his face.  Amon padded
into the camp chuckling quietly to himself.
     Amon silently made his way through the misty camp for an entire hour.  Strange
creatures and people, tied or caged, looked at him curiously.  Some cried out to him
for help, alerting guards, which forced Amon to split for short periods of time.
Amon began ducking into the shadows to keep from being seen by the slaves too.
     Crouching under a log, Amon finally heard what he'd been waiting for.  A horse
neighing.  Amon headed for a large pavilion where the noise was coming from.  Amon
ducked behind a nearby tent and watched.  Three strong men were hauling on ropes
tethered to a beautiful white steed with a two foot pearly white horn twisting from
its head.  They pulled it from several directions to keep its horn at bay.  The
unicorn heaved and pulled in its struggle, bringing one of the men close enough to
cave its skull in with a hoof.  They eventually clubbed it across the head and took
it inside the tent.  Amon crawled over to the tent and lifted one side a little to
peak in.  The unicorn was chained to the ground in four places and its horn was
wrapped in cloth.  Amon left as the men came out of the tent grumbling.  He would
wait till nightfall.
     That night, the encampment was silent and the full moon lit up flowing mists in
a strange dance.  Amon stalked through the mist, shortsword drawn.  Spinning to one
side, Amon ducked behind a tent as a tall lanky figure appeared only ten feet from
him.  The wererat's head whipped back and forth sniffing at the air.  Amon gritted
his teeth as it came within a foot of him.  The wererat continued on through the
mist.  Ducking around a corner, Amon headed for the front of the unicorn's tent.
     At the sight of the halfling, Kalin the unicorn awoke on the ground, four chains
linking him to pinions driven deep.  Looking around the tent, Amon could only see one
guard; a huge wererat sharpening a broadsword.  As Kalin stood up the wererat stood
also.  Kalin began looking for an escape but saw none, so he tried to influence the
rat with his telepathy.  The wererat chuckled and approached, "Ahh...sad are ya.  Not
as sad as your gonna be when our wizard friend...UHH."  Kalin lunged futilely with
his horn and knocked down the rat.  "Rrr,...you're gonna pay for...AHHHHH!!!"
Suddenly a shortsword exploded through the front of his chest.  Kalin backed up as a
three foot form wiped its shortsword upon the dead wererat.

     "Amon the Giantslayer, at your service."
     Kalin sent a telepathic message.  Amon looked down at the wererat and scowled at
the unicorn.  "He's a giant to me," said Amon irked by the horse's question as he
indicated his size.  Kalin nodded.  Amon walked towards the unicorn, "Let's get those
chains off and get out of here."
     Kalin looked down at Amon as he pulled out some lock picks.  Amon looked up,
"Ya, ya... you can thank me latter." Amon went to work, "I heard you, I'm hurrying."
     A few minutes latter Kalin's hooves were free.  Kalin thanked Amon.
     "Sure whatever.  What was that?  You want me to climb on?" Kalin nodded. "OK."
Amon leaped onto Kalin's back just as a wererat walked in.  Kalin charged.  The
suddenly sprinting horse threw the halfling off-guard before he could gain his
balance.  He wasn't exactly good at riding.  Holding on to Kalin's mane for his life,
Amon yelled, "WHOOAAA!!"
     Just before Kalin trampled the wererat Amon reached forward and flung the cloth
off his horn.  The rat put up his arms in a pitiful attempt to ward off the rushing
unicorn which crushed his body under its charge.  Flying out of the tent, Amon held
on and pulled himself forward.  Looking ahead he snickered in disgust.  He leaned
forward so Kalin could hear, "Let me get this for ya."  Amon reached towards Kalin's
horn and pulled the wererat's arm off of it. "There ya go."  He flung it into another
guard's face as they rushed through the camp, with Amon laughing evilly.  Before the
other guards could even react, the two of them were whipping though the forest at a
frenzied speed.  Amon was holding on with one arm while flailing the other in protest
of the branches slapping him in the face, "Ohhh...ah...ohh...ouch!!!"  When the
branches stopped coming Amon was going to protest when he saw a thirty foot wide
cliff-banked river just ahead which Kalin was rushing towards.  Kalin telepathically
told Amon to hold on.  Amon's eyes almost popped out of his head.  His mouth opened
just as Kalin leaped into the air, "OH SHIT!!!"
     Some short time later, Kalin trotted into MiKaila's glade.  Amon was on his back
not looking very happy.  Arms folded and jaw clenched, Amon bounced up and down on
Kalin with a billion little cuts from lashing tree branches and shrubbery.  Amon
leaped off of Kalin and pointed at MiKaila as she appeared from the trees, "You owe
me for that one!"


     Amon lay sprawled on the grass before the pool in MiKaila's glade, staring up at
the sky when he heard the voice again. "Ha!  Beat that you stupid Halfman, or
whatever you are."
     Amon looked over to the brownie Rouie, "It's halfling, little fool."  Amon
glanced at the target they had set up.  In it was a foot long spear almost dead
center. "I could beat that blindfolded."
     "Alright, Halfling little fool, DO IT!"  Amon casually pulled out a dagger,
turned his head to the side to give the brownie a non-chalant look, and flung it.
"Damn you!  You know what?" Rouie stood right in Amon's face, "The only reason you
win is because the point of your dagger is so big, it fills up the entire bullseye!"
     Amon gave him a big toothy grin.  MiKaila came over to them with a platter of
grapes.  Amon and Rouie took some. 
     "Thanks." Amon stuffed his mouth, "OK, lets get down to business."  Amon sat up,
"Hey Rouie."
     Rouie mumbled through a full mouth, "Ya."
     As soon as he looked up Amon flung a grape at him. Rouie fell back from the
impact and had to use both hands and feet to remove the grape from his head.  Amon
looked to MiKaila, "Now you said you'd give me anything I wanted within your power?"
     "Yes.  I owe you that.  Anything."
     Amon glanced sidelong at MiKaila, "Are you ABSOLUTELY certain that I can have
     MiKaila scrunched her brow.  What is this little man getting to?  Maybe I should
play it safe.  "Anything I have you can have, Amon."
     Amon holds up a grape, scrutinizing it, "Oh,  OK.  I see.  So only material
     "Well not necessarily.  I can also provide favors."
     "No, no, that's OK.  I know what I want."
     "But I haven't even shown you what I own."
     "I've seen everything I want."  Amon stared at her, locking his brown eyes to
her crystal blue eyes.
     MiKaila cocked her head in curiosity, but only for a short time before it dawned
on her.  She shook her head back and forth ever so slightly.  But Amon caught the
movement and smiled hugely while nodding his head yes.  MiKaila's head went down.
"No," she whispered.  She looked up.
     Amon was still looking at her, "Yes."  He got up and sat next to her side
leaning towards her ear, "I...want...you."  If you can imagine a jerk like Amon
trying to look meek and humble, you deserve a prize.
     Amon's last three words struck MiKaila mortally.  What did he want from her?
Her body?  She stole another peek at him.  He was still quietly sitting beside her,
staring, but with one difference; no cunningly devious smile.  Then it clicked, she
still had her 'charm' spell upon him.  Could it be this vicious little person
actually had feelings for her.  I could just turn him down flat with my spell in
control, she thought.  Then she looked at him again, sitting so patiently with puppy
dog eyes.  She smiled slightly, he smiled back.  When she giggled a little at the
expression on his face, he sat forward and gave her a big hug.
     Rouie was watching the whole time with his jaw slack when he busted up at Amon.
This three foot person was hugging a five foot tall lady as if she was his, and he
was showing her affection.  A person who was going to kill him earlier, and was the
most annoying jerk in the whole world, was hugging HIS nymph.
     MiKaila responded in earnest, "Quiet Rouie!  This is serious."  She looked at
Amon who was wandering away from her because he said he was going to pick flowers for
her. "My 'charm' spell is on him.  He's serious because my spell doesn't allow him to
do anything that would hurt me; physically or emotionally.  What should I do?  I told
him he could have whatever he wanted."  She looked over to where Amon was.  He was
skipping along happily collecting flowers.  She felt an inexorable force on her will
pushing her toward what he wanted.  As a being of magic, a spirit molded and bound to
the Hurinwood, she didn't understand the entire nature of her being.  But for such a
magical spirit, her word was her bond.
    Rouie climbed up on a rock beside her.  In a sarcastic tone he put in, "Why don't
you just GIVE yourself to him."
    Rouie was chuckling heartily when MiKaila got up and went over to Amon leaving
Rouie to drown in a newly found silence.  "Amon.  I have an answer to your wish...."

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

     The formation of Steel and Silk was, ironically, only intended to be a research
project.  Having pieced together fragments of many ancient texts, and consulted with
forces best left unnamed, I had extrapolated a masterpiece of alloy and strategy--
single-minded and relentless.  Knowing I would need others expertise concerning
combat techniques, I hired a handful of individuals as "councilors."

-- Damascus:  Rolando Burnque by birth, a local bouncer and respected "strongarm."
-- Paladium Haze:  A man of many names, and son of an infamous "privateer."
-- Scarlet Rose:  A vengeance-driven goblin hunter, who sought an outlet for her
-- Velvet Finish:  A mysterious dancer whom I mistakenly made a pass at.

     I named my creation Cold Cast, and in practice, his prowess so impressed the
four, that they asked to stay on as an ARuak City team.  Each had their own reason...

-- Damascus:  "I'm stronger that Cast, but he knows how to maximize his impacts.
He's teaching ME now."
-- Paladium -- "Even a creature of speelforged steel can know honor, but he must
learn by example.  I stay!
-- Scarlet:  "If he is to survive, he must learn to unleash his anger...I can teach
him that."
-- Velvet:  "Practice counts for nothing without application.  If the others say
they're in, then so am I."

     Now, the beginning has been rough.  Only Paladium and Velvet have tasted
victory.  They assure me that progress has been made, and that it's far too early to
act judgemental.  Meanwhile, I patiently continue my research, and with new insights,
I will eventually try my hand again...next time there will be NO mistakes.

-- Michael Eldritch, mgr. of Steel and Silk (DM-11), Penumbral Mists (DM-8) and
Complusive Compiler of Matters Arcane

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #23 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     They picked their way across the Kingsway in silence and located the best route 
up the slope toward the bluff.  It wasn't as simple and straight-forward as it
appeared:  the street that would have been their obvious route was choked with rubble
from the collapse of an ornamental archway where it joined the Kingsway, though they 
could see that it was clear farther on.  But to reach the cleared part, they were
going to have to scramble over the rubble, which looked treacherous as well as
filthy, or find some alternate route.
     All three of them surveyed the visible options.
     After a moment, Adie said, "Have you noticed the state of the Arcanum here?"
     "Yes," Fandil answered.  His voice was like flint, like steel striking sparks
off flint.  "In flux, strentgh, direction, polarity, as it should only be around
great works of magic...and it is stronger than anywhere else in Alastari at this
time."  He paused, then went on, "As though Khaldren, or these henchmen of his, have
gathered all the magic from across Alastari and concentrated it HERE for his
     "I wouldn't have believed it possible to concentrate the whole Arcanum in one
area," the sun priestess mused.  She twisted one lock of flame-colored hair around
her finger and frowned.  "I know that heavy sudden use can tap out an area, until the
rest of the Arcanum flows in and levels it again.  So I suppose this might be the
reverse of that...."
     "No."  Cho was frowning, too, turning his head this way and that as though
sniffing out an elusive scent.  "No, I don't think so.  The energy here isn't..." he
shook his head, "I can't quite put a finger on it.  But a lot of it is power from
blood sources, for one thing.  That has a distinct flavor.  From tapping the arena
systems in the Clanhold, and from the side effects of the arena system.  If they are
side effects, and not something the Greywand intended."
     "Explain that," Fandil barked.  "Lady Sheila--"
     "I will explain," the Adantri said, "but not while we're standing here in plain
sight.  That alley over there looks fairly clear and seems to be going in the
direction we want."
     Fandil glanced at it.  "Fine."  He moved that way, pausing only long enough to
make sure both his companions were coming.  "Explain."
     "First point," Cho said, climbing over a mound of muddy bricks.  "Sheila is very
old--three or four thousand years, at least--"
     "Her elven blood," Adie said.
     "A quarter elven," Cho agreed, "but also a quarter orc, and half human.  This
does not explain her age.  That longevity is due, in one way or another, to magic.
It is not natural to her original body.  Even natural longevity extended to that
length can be, at the least, unbalancing to the mind.  Memories accumulate beyond
what the mind can handle well.  Biases and divergences become exaggerated."  He
shrugged, slipped in the mud, and slid down to bump into one wall of the alley.
     "There are ways of training the mind to handle that load," Adie said.  She
teetered on a clump of bricks and sprang away, coming down on a nearly clear spot
with a splash of mud.
     "To be sure there are.  If you recognize the need, have a trainer at hand, and
are willing to take instruction.  Maybe all three of those factors apply to her.  We
don't know, but they might.  Or not."  He waded through souplike mud to peer around a
corner, gesturing for the others to wait.
     Fandil joined him at the corner, being enough taller to peer over Cho's head.
There were people along the next stretch of the alley.  Probably people.  Maybe
golems.  They looked like half-changed Aruaki, and reminded him unpleasantly of the
time of the plague a few years ago that had affected all shape-shifters.  There was
one "normal" person who seemed to be in charge, a weedy-looking middle-aged man in a
magician's robe with a muddy hem.  His back was to the three of them.
     Fandil raised his hand and flexed his fingers.
     Adie, who had come up behind him, grabbed his wrist.  "No," she whispered.  "Too
conspicuous to use a spell, remember?"  She put a half-brick in Fandil's hand.
     The old Ardiventi looked at her, at the brick, at the mage down the alley, and
then grinned at her.  Taking a half-step back, he cocked his arm, took careful aim,
and let fly with the brick.  It hit the weedy mage on the back of the head, hard; he
staggered and fell, blood pouring from his broken skull.
     The workers turned on their fallen overseer instantly, beating him with the
tools in their hands, or clawing at him--and many of them, half lion or tiger, had
formidable claws.
     Cho drew in his breath with a hiss.  "This entire area must be sensitized, all
of Krael, perhaps."  He glanced at Fandil and Adie.  "Don't you feel it?  Their
violence and the blood they are shedding is feeding into the Arcanum."
     Adie frowned, raising her head as though testing the air for a scent.  "Yes...it
isn't supposed to do that, is it?  There should be some elaborate spell or device--"
     Fandil muttered a curse, bitten off sharply.  The others turned to follow his
gaze.  The workers who had finished destroying their overseer had now started on each
     "One of the side effects of the heavy use of blood magic," Cho said, his voice
detached, dry as dust, "is an increased bloodlust manifested by all in the vicinity.
Only our automatic magical shielding protects US from the influences."
     "Then if all the Aruaki arenas have blood-magic concentrators in use--" Fandil
     Cho nodded.
     "We have no time to waste standing here," Adie said.  "We have work to do in
Aruak City and elsewhere.  Now."  She stalked into the alley, the intensity of her
purpose shimmering around her.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Why should I write a column?  I'm the winner.  I'm The Duelmaster.  I'm a Proud
Colorific.  I'm a Lord Protector.  Why shouldn't the loser write my column for ME.
Can a Treestump write?  Certainly can't fight.  (chuckle) 
     Great, look what I see below me.  A couple of scumbags--Richard Hendrix and
Onewolf.  I like scum.  I eat them for lunch!  Don't know why Purple People Eater has
Yellow Streak on our team.  How can someone with a yellow streak be a warrior?  Bah!
I want Hendrix the most.  Need to close that JGW's mouth!  Four scumbags on a team?!
FOUR!  Sure sounds Delarquan to me!
     I guess I can brag a little.  I am a 9-10-17-15-16-8-9 striker.  I'm blessed in
damage (Just try me out, pal.) and in attack.  I crit with just about anything.  I
kill!  Only one in this arena, cause the boss holds us back.  (That damn Consortium
contract!)  Got a few more in tournaments however.  Hope to get me one more in the
arena.  I do.
     Challenge me if you want to die.  Avoid and hope it works.  The Black Plague
waits for no man or animal.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARUAK CITY brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for SCARLET KNIGHTS, whose 0-2-0 this turn 
dropped them by 9 into 17th.  Ha!  MILITANT LEGION turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 4th 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Now let's all watch GERFEL'S FRIENDS' heads swell from their 3-0-0 this turn. 
Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DESIGNATED SLACKER win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, DESIGNATED SLACKER beat ARIES and ARIES lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  BLACK PLAGUE challenged TREESTUMP for ARUAK CITY's Title this turn, and guess 
what happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as TREESTUMP takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  JGW 
EXPIRATION, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BULLDOGS.  Ha ha ha ha!  TREESTUMP 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  RICHARD HENDRIX was challenged by one of WOLFBROTHERS' warriors 
this turn, with ONEWOLF having a lead of 29 points going into the fight.  Question 
now is, will ARUAK CITY accept this sort of tacky behavior?  ONEWOLF beating RICHARD 
HENDRIX.  The insult, the....yech!  I guess I can give a little credit to VELVET 
FINISH of STEEL AND SILK for challenging up by 25 to TWO-S0PEAR.  VELVET FINISH lost 
to get 9 points of recognition.   
     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.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ARUAK CITY arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ARUAK CITY.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREESTUMP 6369               23  30  1   114       ELFQUEST (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONEWOLF 5505                 23   3  0   129       WOLFBROTHERS (506)
-JEREMIAH JAY COOKE 6520      18  12  2   122       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-YELLOW STREAK 6239           20  12  0   108       COLORIFIC (511)
 ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646        10   4  0   100       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 VIOLET VULTURE 6612          15   4  0    98       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-MAGENTA MAGGOT 6627           9   6  0    96       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ROCKIE DEE 6060              19  37  0    94       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 RICHARD HENDRIX 6672         12   2  0    93       JGW EXPIRATION (572)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TURQUOISE TIGER 6556         16   8  0    89       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-WIND RUNNER 5510             11   4  1    88       WOLFBROTHERS (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON MAGRU 5397              18  11  0    87       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 BULL HORN 6593               15   8  1    83       BULLDOGS (157)
 NATAS 6531                   12   8  0    81       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 TANGERINE TOAD 6603          13   3  0    78       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 SILVER LINING 6339           11  10  1    77       COLORIFIC (511)
 JON FLEET 6415               11  39  0    72       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643        10   5  0    71       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 CRYSTAL 4229                 10  10  0    70       MARVEL HEROES (394)
 AIRK ARCSTONE 6778            6   1  2    69       TUFT TUGGERS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROD GRIZZARD 6673            10   4  0    65       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 WINDCHASER 6469               9  34  1    65       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 DESIGNATED SLACKER 6786       5   0  1    64       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-MUSTY KOBOLD 5400             8   5  0    63       CLUB HAMMER (491)
-WHITE LIE 6659                7   3  0    62       COLORIFIC (511)
-SOEK 5646                     9  10  1    60       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 CAPTAIN MARVEL 4318           9   4  0    60       MARVEL HEROES (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOONSTAR 4295                 8   6  1    56       MARVEL HEROES (394)
-GEEAMOS 6284                  7   5  0    53       CLUB HAMMER (491)
 ARIES 6695                    8   5  0    52       BULLDOGS (157)
 JEAN FELIX 6740               6   5  1    52       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 CHUCK DAVIS 6671             11   3  0    49       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
-CEREAL KILLER 642             8   5  0    49       DIRE FATE (42)
 WOLFBROTHER 6706              7   7  0    48       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
-SOULTAKER 6573                3   1  1    48       I CARRY THEM (566)
 MAN'S BEST FRIEND 6694       12   3  0    45       BULLDOGS (157)
 RON STEELE 6670              11   3  0    45       JGW EXPIRATION (572)
 FARSHOT 6713                  4   1  0    44       NEVERWAKE (508)
 JUMPIN' 6704                  7   7  2    41       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (507)
 LEETAH 6710                   6   8  2    38       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
 KAELEN THUNDERHEART 6777      5   2  0    38       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 NIGHT CRAWLER 4484            3   0  0    38       MARVEL HEROES (394)
 JACKHAMMER 6613               5   4  2    37       NEVERWAKE (508)
-SACRED WARS SMURF 776         5   7  0    37       DIRE FATE (42)
 TWO-S0PEAR 6700               6   8  0    35       ELFQUEST (515)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHOPSTICK SURGEON 6785        4   0  0    33       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
 DELIA'S GONE 6707             6   8  0    32       ELFQUEST (515)
-SNOTMAN 6577                  2   1  0    31       I CARRY THEM (566)
 KORO CLOUD 6618               3  20  0    29       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 WALK THE LINE 6708            6   8  0    26       ELFQUEST (515)
 ONE-EYE 6711                  5   9  2    26       SCARLET KNIGHTS (375)
-LOUIE C 6532                  5   4  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)
-TYRANNOSAURUS ED 6590         3   0  0    25       DO IT AGAIN (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE LARANI NYMPH 777          6   4  0    22       DIRE FATE (42)
 FLEA BAG 6804                 5   0  0    21       BULLDOGS (157)
 FIREBASE 6817                 2   0  1    21       MILITANT LEGION (586)
-SON OF JERK 6095              1   0  0    21       HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)
-INFERNO 6575                  1   2  0    19       I CARRY THEM (566)
-BOBO 6039                     1   0  0    17       HITMEN OF THE CDC (538)
 BARRICADE 6819                2   0  0    16       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 DONALD DUNSEN 6787            4   1  0    15       TUFT TUGGERS (305)
 FIREWALL 6818                 2   0  0    15       MILITANT LEGION (586)
-TURPENTINE ELF 6741           2   2  0    13       DIRE FATE (42)
 PLATOON 6829                  1   0  0    13       MILITANT LEGION (586)
 HAUNT 6667                    3   3  0    12       NEVERWAKE (508)
 CARMEL CAMEL 6784             3   3  0    12       ANIMAL FARM (510)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL MARKET 6751              1   2  0    11       BULLDOGS (157)
 VELVET FINISH 6800            2   3  0     9       STEEL AND SILK (584)
-HOMBRE 6576                   1   2  0     9       I CARRY THEM (566)
 GOLDEN GLOW 6803              0   3  0     9       COLORIFIC (511)
 PONY 6820                     1   2  0     8       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 HARRY TOESTACK 6809           1   0  0     8       GERFEL'S FRIENDS (253)
-URI 6811                      0   1  0     7       KELLUMBO'S KIDS II (585)
-STU D. BAKER 6580             1   3  0     6       DO IT AGAIN (565)
 SCARLET ROSE 6801             0   5  0     5       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 DAMASCUS 6798                 0   5  0     5       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 COLD CAST 6802                0   5  0     5       STEEL AND SILK (584)
 SLEDGE 6821                   0   2  0     2       NEVERWAKE (508)
-GANOLUS 6750                  0   1  0     1       I CARRY THEM (566)
 MADMAN 6822                   0   1  0     1       NEVERWAKE (508)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HURT 6709              7  5 1 ELFQUEST 515          DESIGNATED SLACK 6786 546         
SUPERFICIAL HITM 6734  4  3 0 GERFEL'S FRIENDS 253  JEAN FELIX 6740       545         
BLACK ORC FODDER 4483  0  2 0 MARVEL HEROES 394     SHEWISH GIANT 489     548 NONE    
MAN AT ARMS 6816       0  2 0 MILITANT LEGION 586   WURM KIN 495          548 NONE    
SKIRMISH 5457          8  4 2 PLATEMAIL POLITIC 499 JEREMIAH JAY COO 6520 545         
RAYEK 6712             5  8 1 SCARLET KNIGHTS 375   AIRK ARCSTONE 6778    547         
PALADIUM HAZE 6799     2  3 0 STEEL AND SILK 584    JUMPIN' 6704          548         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Welcome back, Doc Steele.  Hey, Lady Adie, you got your wish. -- Kennelworth

Sledge -- Yep, I am very glad Doc came back and brought you along.  (wink) -- Flea

Tankesh -- You are too hard on JGW.  Rationalization aside, he is winning, and
winning well.  We shall see if he "holds on", but meanwhile--he deserves our salute.
-- Kennelworth

Tankesh -- Feel free to design and run a Total Parry.  We will help you.  This is a
friendly arena, no?  (chuckle) -- Kennelworth

Michael -- Yep; come on over to The Bulldog Inn.  There is much to be learned there.
The first drink is on me. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Cold Cast -- Sure.  Thanks for the advice. -- Flea Bag

Black Plague -- Congrats to The Duelmaster.  Duelmasters drink free at The Bulldog
Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor

Windchaser -- Whaddaya mean, I'm neither a bull nor a dog?  I have horns like a bull.
(nicer, actually)  I have a cud.  I chase cats.  I let some people pet me.  I feel
like a bull or a dog or both.  Just because someone slipped and named me Aries???????
-- Aries

Adie -- Nice historical presentation.  Keep up the fine work. -- Kennelworth

Cold Cast -- You challenged?  Haven't you learned we Bulldogs are your bane?  (but
thanks for the thought) -- Bull Horn

Jumpin' -- I bulled my way to that win, didn't I?  (I said that just for you,
Windchaser!) -- Aries

Jean Felix -- I'll just bet you like cats better? -- Man's Best Friend

QOW -- General trends for running styles--like AL/OE/KD plus armor.  That's a BIG
question, and we will try a short and sweet answer....
     The less the armor, the allegedly faster and less endurance burn, but the less
protection.  Quick, decisive offensives tend to need little, and those who think
defense first tend to need more.  In general.
     In Andorian arenas, the expectation is lower KD's and not aiming for vitals (HE,
CH, AB).  In general, killers try for vitals, hitting legs can knock down (quite
advantageous), hitting arms can drop weapons.
     OE's tend to determine your pace.  Fast and furious usually means high.  Intense
defending (like dodging) tends to mean high.  Slow and parrying can best be done with
low offensive levels.  In the middle might be the rest.
     Offensives tend to be run "hot" (high OE).  Defensives tend to be run low.  But
there are "scum"/tank bashers and lungers and strikers and slashers and pikers and
plungers which are more defensive.
     None of this is a simple yes/no.  Read/devour Terrablood.  Read the Arena 93
newsletter each turn.  Get on the RSI site and ask questions.  We will answer. --
Kennelworth and The Consortium Folk

Fiona -- Thank you for the wonderful compliments.  We deserve them!  (grin) -- Purple
People Eater, Proud Colorific Manager

Elinae -- Of course!  To the winner goes the spoils--even if it is a mere tuft. --
Black Plague, Proud Colorific

Ron Grizzard -- That'll teach you guys to brag about beating a Colorific.  So there!
Did you see stars?  Colorful stars? -- Silver Lining

Ron Steele -- That'll teach you guys to brag about beating a Colorific.  So there!
Did you see stars?  Colorful stars? -- White Lie, Proud Colorific

Richard Hendrix -- You're next!  (And YOU cheat, meanie!) -- Yellow Streak, Proud

Firewall -- I will give you credit.  You were simply better than me.  You cad!  That
will change. -- Golden Glow, Proud Colorific

Treestump -- My bad; my good; my win.  (Of course.) -- Black Plague

Jon Fleet -- You have my permission.  I always say, "grab what you can while you can,
even if it is a whirlwind!". -- Turquoise Tiger

Rockie Dee -- No duets with Bull Horn.  You are pledged to me. -- Violet Vulture

Natas -- Always a pleasure.  Always a pleasure. -- Tangerine Toad

Me critters bea hot!  Aye! -- Mino

Onewolf -- Very well "fought".  We credit that one to the Doc. -- Turquoise Tiger

Man At Arms -- Surprise; surprise!  It is hard to move through all that melted
caramel, eh? -- Carmel Camel

For those who seem to have to know....  Black Plague was hi/low/LS/bash. -- Purple
People Eater, Proud & Perfect Colorific Manager

Congratulations to Black Plague, Duelmaster and Lord Protector!  Drinks at the
Bulldog for you. -- Adie

I wouldn't congratulate that dork. -- Tankesh (rolling his eyes)

Doc Steele -- Looks like I spoke too soon!  Welcome back, Mr. Steele.  Looking
forward to dueling with you once again. -- Tankesh

Kennelworth -- Figures you and Puerco would stick me with the work of arranging an
exposition of Aruaki Tournament Champions.  Not to be crass on my part, but isn't
that kind of rude to volunteer somebody else for such a large task? -- Adie

PPE -- You should be tsk tsking yourself there you ugly wart infested beast.  You're
slipping; to allow my three turn record to demolish yours like last turn.... --

Golden Glow -- I like collecting ednolb tufts from cifiroloc warriors. -- Donald

Windchaser -- Aries is Greek for Ram.  Sounds "Bullish" enough I suppose for one of
Kennelworth's. -- Adie

The Scribe -- I posted a story last turn, so I got you covered there.  I'll be
posting a lot of stories these days...OLD stories, plus maybe small new snippets, or
continuations.  We'll see. -- Adie

Jon Fleet -- Speed isn't everything obviously, you need to improve your attack. --

Windchaser -- I was hoping to learn more.  Good fight. -- Kiri

Rayek -- Ah, crap!  I did it again!  I am just WAY too aggressive, and my aim sucks!
I tried not to hit you in tender spots....  My deepest apologies to the Scarlet
Knights.  I am single handedly ruining the reputation of my manager(s).  I'm sure
Adie's friend Armalias is going to have a few things to say too.... -- Airk

Koro Cloud -- After last turn, I had to come back for another since you were still
ranked above me.  My apologies.  It was good, but I preferred last turn better, a
much better fight and learning experience. -- Kaelen

Son of Jerk -- What kind of name is Krej fo Nos anyway! :P~ -- Donald

All -- I have been told that a warrior gets bonuses when training a new warrior in
skills for their first 10 fights.  Truth or lie?  (QOW by a new manager) -- Micah
Xavier, DM 93
P.S.  Would you recommend new managers having teams in DM 11?

All -- Forgive my lack of a DM column last turn.  The writer was on vacation. -- J.J.

Adie and Kennelworth -- Actually I brought it (the TC Invitational) up because I
thought it would be fun to discuss the possible outcomes down at the Bulldog.  My
prediction:  Belana over Intendrid in the final.  That fight would easily go five or
more minutes.  You have to admit, it would be fun to see. -- Generalissimo Puerco

Congratulations to Tuft Tuggers for pulling me out of the top team spot after
numerous rounds at the top.  Salute. -- JGW

Mino -- My apologies for not recognizing you in the 1000 wins and putting the
congratulations to your Consortium mate Kennelworth.  Great accomplishment. -- JGW

Kennelworth -- Sympathy is for those who are weak and without conviction, so why do
you feel sympathy?  I had you pegged for strength and conviction! -- JGW

PPE -- Good challenges by a worthy adversary.  Impressive. -- JGW

Tankesh -- I'm tired of sparring back and forth with you.  Your standing up is
admirable from my initial post entering this arena, but you are losing your mind.  A
good manager scouts an arena and gets a feel before entering to make sure the tide is
right for what he wants to achieve.  I doubt you take a war hammer and repetitively
hit yourself in the head just to prove you can do it.  A clever manager hand chooses
his challenges and works within the context of the arena to ensure success.
     In short, you and I both work within the arena to our successes and we've both
done well and both are to be held in esteem.  I'm willing to admit that.  The
question is can you swallow your pride and admit an 'invader' is doing as well as you
are, or are you so taken with rage that you cannot see past the tip of your nose? --
P.S.  SwineTiger is not 'in bed' with me.  In fact he is more of a respectful manager
I converse with.  His ties to me are just conversations, and no allegiance to any
given banner is shared.

Lord Xiang -- I sure hope you come back in soon.  I don't know if I can handle such
Andorian insanity much longer without a calming influence. -- JGW

Seraphim -- Nice to see you with new conscripts.  Good luck on your use of
overwhelming 'force'. -- JGW

Violet Vulture -- Purple plumes?  Gosh, I never expected them to look like THAT.  I
mean, on fans?  That is so cool!  Do you dance with them? -- Rockie Dee

Elinae Silverbow -- Ma'am, accept my apologies!  I leapt forward with harmful intent
and then...I glimpsed your face.  I was stunned.  I cannot begin to tell you how your
beauty and grace affected me.  Please accept that gift of skills in slight repayment
for my temerity and rude intent. -- Jon Fleet

Kiri Dragonspear -- But, listen!  I'm not a dragon, honest!  Those are all down in
Dal Shang or somewhere.  I'm just a guy who happened to make an admiring remark with
no disrespectful intent at ALL. -- Windchaser

Kaelen Thunderheart -- What IS that, some kind of performance enhancing drug?  I
mean, *I* could hear your heart thundering, and then you rushed out and attacked like
there was no tomorrow, and if I hadn't fallen down right away, there would NOT have
been a tomorrow...for me.  Ouch. -- Koro Cloud
P.S.  Do you ever get the impression that my manager isn't paying attention?

Paladium Haze -- You know, I didn't expect it to be like this. -- Pony

Airk -- (surprised look)  I'm Aruaki.  I'm from here. -- Koro Cloud

Kaelen -- You figure beating me proves anything? -- Koro Cloud the very surprised

Flea Bag -- My apologies.  That really WAS a slip...to make amends, let all of Aruak
City know, I utilize the Slashing attack. -- Velvet Finish

To All Concerned -- Haunt, Ponly, Farshot, Barricade and Bull Market, my warriors
salute you.  Now, two simple questions:  How strictly enforced IS the 100 word limit
for my postings?  And what does it mean when your gladiator is introduced as a
"local?" -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  Thank you Kennelworth and Adie for your advice.  Unfortunately, the mysteries
of the "Web" are beyond me, and I must rely on my trusty quill and parchment
assessments.  Also, it wasn't Hammurabi I spoke of.  It was HANIBAL of Cannibalz.

     As to your first question, it's not enforced at all any more.  *smile*  Some
     managers would be hard pressed if it were! -- Ed.

Q.O.W. -- What are the specific advantages/disadvantages of the different weapons
(aside from the obvious bash, pierce, slash qualities)?  For example, ability
considerations aside, what would make me choose a greatsword over a Maul, or vice
versa? -- Michael Eldritch

Adie, Fandil -- Sorry not to have written a longer spotlight, but the family
emergencies just keep emerging.  More next time. -- the Scribe

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLACK ORC FODDER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN AT ARMS was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BLACK PLAGUE was demolished by TREESTUMP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
VIOLET VULTURE unbelievably bested ROCKIE DEE in a 7 minute Challenge contest.
ONEWOLF savagely defeated RICHARD HENDRIX in a 41 minute Challenge competition.
NATAS devastated JON FLEET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
AIRK ARCSTONE handily defeated WOLFBROTHER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RON STEELE was viciously subdued by KIRI DRAGONSPEAR in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND luckily beat LEETAH in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
JEAN FELIX lost to WINDCHASER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CHOPSTICK SURGEON overcame KORO CLOUD in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
FARSHOT demolished WALK THE LINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BULL MARKET was viciously subdued by FIREBASE in a exciting 6 minute Challenge battle.
PALADIUM HAZE was executed by JUMPIN' in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DAMASCUS was defeated by FLEA BAG in a 1 minute novice's Challenge duel.
SLEDGE lost to PONY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's Challenge fray.
VELVET FINISH was bested by TWO-S0PEAR in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ELINAE SILVERBOW overpowered SILVER LINING in a 1 minute one-sided match.
TANGERINE TOAD overcame CRYSTAL in a popular 3 minute master's competition.
BULL HORN defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute duel.
TURQUOISE TIGER savagely defeated ROD GRIZZARD in a 49 minute expert's bout.
ARIES was viciously subdued by DESIGNATED SLACKER in a 1 minute bout.
CAPTAIN MARVEL won victory over KAELEN THUNDERHEART in a 2 minute match.
JACKHAMMER was defeated by CHUCK DAVIS in a popular 5 minute duel.
ONE-EYE was overpowered by NIGHT CRAWLER in a exciting 1 minute uneven match.
DELIA'S GONE won victory over HAUNT in a 6 minute fray.
CARMEL CAMEL was luckily beaten by FIREWALL in a tiresome 13 minute fray.
GOLDEN GLOW was outwaited by BARRICADE in a tiresome 13 minute duel.
DONALD DUNSEN savagely defeated MADMAN in a action packed 4 minute beginner's fight.
SCARLET ROSE was overpowered by PLATOON in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
COLD CAST was narrowly defeated by HARRY TOESTACK in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     16         TOTAL PARRY      104 -  48 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        43 -  29 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   39 -  42 -  4      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  49 -  6      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  31 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  37 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  21 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  34 -  1      32  |

Turn 548 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         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  4         5  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY       10 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ONEWOLF 5505               23   3  0  129 WOLFBROTHERS (506)
AIMED BLOW       ELINAE SILVERBOW 6646      10   4  0  100 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    BULL HORN 6593             15   8  1   83 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   NATAS 6531                 12   8  0   81 DO IT AGAIN (565)
SLASHING ATTACK  SILVER LINING 6339         11  10  1   77 COLORIFIC (511)
PARRY-LUNGE      KIRI DRAGONSPEAR 6643      10   5  0   71 TUFT TUGGERS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   ARIES 6695                  8   5  0   52 BULLDOGS (157)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NATAS 6531.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ROCKIE DEE 6060.  The ten other most popular fighters were FIREBASE 6817, CRYSTAL 

The least popular fighter this week was ROD GRIZZARD 6673.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TURQUOISE TIGER 6556, RICHARD HENDRIX 6672, ONEWOLF 5505, 
MADMAN 6822, and CHUCK DAVIS 6671.

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