Date   : 12/05/2008    Duedate: 12/18/2008


DM-11    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors


(11-6981) [24-9-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEPHIROTH                      JAVA THE HUTT
(11-5854) [11-4-1,131]         (11-7084) [6-1-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JON FLUTE                      GODFATHER OF DIXIE
KRILL CAVALRY (374)            PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
(11-6922) [16-32-0,98]         (11-7172) [4-6-1,30]


TECHNO 8 (609)

Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANIMAL FARM (510)           33
2. COLORIFIC (511)             29      COLORIFIC (511)
3. PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)        17      Unchartered Team
4. TECHNO 8 (609)              13
5. NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)     13      COFFEE WARS (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*B.C.'S FINEST (605)        3   0  0  100   1/ 4 TECHNO 8 (609)           10  5 1
 2/ 2*COFFEE WARS (608)         11   4  0 73.3   2/ 1 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      8  6 1
 3/ 0 COLORIFIC (511)          367 188 13 66.1   3/ 3 IMMORTALS (85)            7  8 0
 4/ 4 ANIMAL FARM (510)        %1146 646 38 64.0   4/ 5 ANIMAL FARM (510)         6  3 0
 5/ 3 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  14   8  1 63.6   5/ 2 BULLDOGS (157)            6  7 0
 6/ 5 BULLDOGS (157)           %1039 775 33 57.3   6/ 6 KRILL CAVALRY (374)       6  9 0
 7/ 8 TECHNO 8 (609)            52  48  4 52.0   7/ 0 COLORIFIC (511)           3  0 0
 8/ 6 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    44  41  1 51.8   8/ 9*COFFEE WARS (608)         3  1 0
 9/ 7 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)  109 102  5 51.7   9- 7*B.C.'S FINEST (605)       2  0 0
10/ 9 IMMORTALS (85)           924 %1041 74 47.0  10/11 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)   2  2 0
11/10 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)      69  81  7 46.0  11/ 8 ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)  1  2 0
12/11 KRILL CAVALRY (374)      385 680  8 36.2  12/10 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)    1  3 0
13-12*FURRY FURY (611)           6  14  0 30.0  13-12*FURRY FURY (611)          0  5 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 Andorian Succession #18 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Herlas enjoyed scrying.  True, it wasn't totally reliable as a way to gather
information, but there were compensations.  To be able to direct his vision anywhere
within a range of fifty or a hundred miles, to skim it above the landscape like a
bird, ah!  It was almost as good as flying.  And one thing this government job had
given him was enough money to buy the very best scrying crystals.
     He paused with his hand on the sphere, reminded by the word "crystal" and a sort
of twinge of concern.  Should he keep an eye on Crystal Fireblade?  She was by way of
being his partner in this, and the night was full of dangers, and he had been around
Korneth long enough to have a better idea how his mind worked....  No, the lady would
consider his watching her, however well-intentioned, to be prying.  Best to leave
that for some later discussion, or a certainty of immediate danger.
     He forced thought of the woman out of his mind and placed the crystal ball on
its working stand, polishing it carefully to remove any fingerprints or specks of
dust.  Amazing how much distortion you could get from little things like that.  He
admired the perfect crystal for a moment, then smiled, flexed his fingers, and
muttered the spell to activate it.
     Andor at night, seen from above.  Rings of light around the palace, Korneth
didn't stint on the oil for the watchlights.  A few lamps along the main streets and
in the courtyards of the best inns.  Mostly a carpet of textured darkness threaded
with the silver of moon-reflecting water.  By day or night, the view from above was
always breathtaking.  But personal indulgence was not his concern at the present.
     He muttered an addendum to the spell, altering what he saw and how he saw it.
Concentrations of magic, that's what he was looking for now.  The view shifted to
shades of gray.  A gossamer ring of lavender, barely visible, marked the outer watch-
spell of the palace.  No spark to indicate that the golem-king was active; it must
have been shut down for the night.  That made sense; as long as it was active,
someone had to be providing power to it.  Some golems were self-powered, eating just
as real people did to provide them with energy, but Herlas knew that this one was not
that sophisticated.  Barely good enough to do the job, and no frills at all.  He felt
contempt; he was no specialist in golem construction, but even he could have done a
better one.  Oh, well.
     No magicians other than himself here in Andor.  That always surprised him.
There had used to be other mages here.  But even a magician who wasn't using his
powers would show up at this range, and there was nothing.  Had Korneth ordered them
killed, or driven off in some way?  Wouldn't that have been too obvious?  No, maybe
not, after all, he himself hadn't noticed their absence until he went looking for
them.  He shrugged, uneasy, and widened his search.  There were bound to be other
magicians somewhere, Fratsfa and, if he could see that far, Zensu, and probably
scattered around the countryside.  Of course, any of them who was paying attention
would feel his scry-spell pass, but that shouldn't cause alarm, magicians did this
kind of thing all the time, to keep an eye on the competition.
     He set his viewpoint moving in widening circles like a soaring bird.  His mouth
twitched in amused recollection.  The first time he'd tried this, he had kept the
circles tight and moved too fast; it had made him so dizzy that he'd fallen on his
face.  Well, he'd been young.  He knew better now.
     The landscape opened before him like a shadowy map.  Andor, the river.  Straight
south to start with, to the northern end of the Daggerspine Mountains.  Few people
lived in that rock land, but there were some, and he recalled... had there not been a
Lord Montar, an independent ruler back before the formation of the Andorian League;
rumor said his only son had taken up the study of magic.  And the castle would still
be there.  Somewhere around... there?  A blank spot?  How odd.  He should probe it
more deeply--  No, he should not.  At least, not now.  Thirty or even twenty years
ago, he would have dropped his current survey to pursue that puzzle, but he had
learned a few things since then.  Finish one job before starting another.  He could
come back to that blank spot later.  Maybe it was some kind of old static defense
around Montar's castle, in which case it wouldn't go away.  And if it did disappear,
that would tell him something in itself.
     Sweep through the western arc of his range--these things were generally easier
if done clockwise, for some reason.  Tarrgir, with a faint smudge of magic hanging
over it like smoke.  North, the mouth of the river, Kati-Tei, the bay.  East.  Forest
there, dark but webbed with faint light.  The forest always showed that blue-lavender
web, he had never figured out why.  But there were bright sparks within it.
Magicians or magical creatures of some kind.  He would have to focus on one and dive
his viewpoint as close as possible to work out which, and it didn't matter.  Whatever
he was looking for, it wouldn't be in the Shewish Forest.
     Through the southeast quadrant, across Fratsfa and back toward the mountains.
Ah!  Fratsfa looked like a bed of hot coals under the spell.  This must be where the
magicians of Andor had gone.  He narrowed his focus, trying for more detail.  Many
different power signatures, most of them low in energy or skill but, as he had
learned the hard way, not to be ignored.  When magic was involved, a strong
motivation could make up for a lot.  He adjusted his spell to scan them more closely.
     Hmm.  A typical unsorted population of magicians, this.  Mostly self-absorbed
and not particularly good or evil.  A few, even on this quick examination, made him
uneasy, and when he was younger, he would have dropped everything to challenge--  But
not now.  Now he had work to do.
     A stronger signature, the strongest he could detect in Fratsfa, and one he
recognized:  Fandil of Ardivent.  He'd never actually met the man, in fact, he had
avoided doing so because of their different orientations, but he would not be
mistaken in identifying him.  Odd to find Fandil up here, he usually stayed closer to
Ardivent.  But given the circumstances and Herlas's present intentions, perhaps the
old mage would make a valuable ally.  Perhaps he should contact--
     It was like running at top speed and going head-first into a wall.  The scrying
crystal shattered.  Where had the barricade come from?  Herlas groped for his mental
balance and failed to find it, collapsing among the shards of crystal,

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 607): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 600): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): SOLDIER 8 of MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 596): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 593): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 589): BROTHER J.J. of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): NORM THE GNOME of GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): RAISE THE ABYSS of THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): ISSARIES of THE TASKMASTERS (Blueface, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): CRUZIA GARDETT of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): SNAKE CHARMER of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 607): PUBLIC ENEMIES (?, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 607): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 600): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 596): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 596): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 593): MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 589): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 558): GUARDIANS II (Twig, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 549): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 540): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 250): ZERO (Ice Man, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 439): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 204): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 492): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 303): ROCK GLAS HUT FUN of ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
               (turn 302): IMBER LACK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON MIST of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 606): BARK of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 595): X. ROLPH TUPP of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 588): MAD CARMENCITA of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow, talk about a travesty, having someone with a record like mine as duelmaster
is fairly travestic.  But at least I got the title on a win against a managed
gladiator rather than on a loss to a standby, as some people have done.

                                     Jon Flute

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARUAK CITY games.  Former top team PUBLIC ENEMIES was 
unseated this week as TECHNO 8 moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-2-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week TECHNO 8 went 3-2-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did 
only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which ANIMAL FARM managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  GRAY MATTER caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GROO II and was awarded 
17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, MOCHA MONKEY put 
down TOM SAWYER, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster JON FLUTE himself.  This time out FILET MIGNON made hers bid 
for the throne as she challenged JON FLUTE in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail FILET MIGNON, Duelmaster of ARUAK CITY!  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  IMMORTALS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding IMMORTALS.  Indeed it was COLORIFIC.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that PUPPY LOVE posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized ERITHE ENDIREDRE.  The results, you ask? 
Well, the firebrand PUPPY LOVE was beat by ERITHE ENDIREDRE.  Remember warriors, this 
is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  This week marked the last days of WORKING MAN who at 9-10-0 was 
dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of IMMORTALS' demanding management.  Many 
townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one more round of duels FURRY 
FURY's Bloodfeud against THE ANALOG KID will have expired.  Dark alleys may hide both 
secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep 
vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARUAK CITY.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer 
can I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILET MIGNON 6981            24   9  1   105       BULLDOGS (157)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEPHIROTH 5854               11   4  1   131       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 SILVER SNAIL 7006            16   6  1   117       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-SHOTGUN GANDHI 6760           7   0  0   109       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)
 BUTTER BURRO 7062            13   1  0   106       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 HORSEFLY 6860                20  35  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 JON FLUTE 6922               16  32  0    98       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 THUNK 7090                   13   7  2    98       TECHNO 8 (609)
 MUTANT OR MAN 7179           11   7  0    97       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
 LILAC LIZARD 6964            22   6  0    96       ANIMAL FARM (510)
 ERITHE ENDIREDRE 5141        13   9  0    94       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 DICKY V GOES POSTAL 6940      7   7  1    93       ARMED & GREGARIOUS (580)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEEPER OF SECRETS 5814       11   6  0    86       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 SNOW WHITE 7010              14   7  0    84       COLORIFIC (511)
 TALKHIS 5143                 10   6  1    80       PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
 MOCHA MONKEY 7107             8   4  0    71       ANIMAL FARM (510)
-BROWN NOSE 6939               6   1  0    69       COLORIFIC (511)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUPPY LOVE 7026              15  11  0    66       BULLDOGS (157)
-YELLOW FEVER 6978             8   2  1    63       COLORIFIC (511)
 FLAVOR FLAU 7175             10   6  1    61       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN THUMB 6830             13  10  0    53       COLORIFIC (511)
 TWOFLOWER 7120                9   5  0    53       TECHNO 8 (609)
 TOM SAWYER 7101               8  10  2    51       IMMORTALS (85)
 CINDERELLA MAN 7102           8  10  0    41       IMMORTALS (85)
-BEAN SIDHE 7130               4   0  0    40       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
-DARTH DONUT 7085              3   2  0    39       COFFEE WARS (608)
 JAVA THE HUTT 7084            6   1  0    37       COFFEE WARS (608)
 DRAYTON FLASHSTONE 7166       5   2  0    37       IMMORTALS (85)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONG OF SUMMER 7119           9   6  0    33       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 THE ANALOG KID 7165           3   4  1    33       IMMORTALS (85)
-STICKY ICKY 7066              3   0  0    33       B.C.'S FINEST (605)
 GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172       4   6  1    30       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
-PENNYWISE 7129                3   5  0    28       NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
 STABLEBOY 7118                5  10  0    27       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 THE UNFORGIVING 7170          4   3  0    27       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
-SHY MEERKAT 7140              2   3  0    27       FURRY FURY (611)
 MIXED BREED 7135              3   7  1    24       BULLDOGS (157)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWILL 7197                    2   1  0    23       TECHNO 8 (609)
 PUP TENT 7134                 3   7  1    17       BULLDOGS (157)
 GRAY MATTER 7152              1   0  0    17       COLORIFIC (511)
 TWEED 7198                    2   1  1    15       TECHNO 8 (609)
 WOODROW BILLIT 7151           3   5  0    14       KRILL CAVALRY (374)
 TONK 7163                     2   5  0    11       TECHNO 8 (609)
-BAGEL FETT 7086               1   0  0     8       COFFEE WARS (608)
-COFFBACCA 7082                1   0  0     6       COFFEE WARS (608)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROO II 7196                  1   1  1     5       PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
-YODEL 7083                    0   1  0     1       COFFEE WARS (608)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHALE SHREW 7200        0  1 0 ANIMAL FARM 510      GROO II 7196          607   
TORRID TIGER 7141       3  1 0 FURRY FURY 611       THE ANALOG KID 7165   605   
WORRIED WALLABY 7139    1  2 0 FURRY FURY 611       QUICKSTOP 7188        604  NONE
WORKING MAN 7087        9 11 0 IMMORTALS 85         STONE GOLEM           608  NONE
TINK 7164               1  3 0 TECHNO 8 609         GODFATHER OF DIX 7172 605  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

John Flute -- You ever seem to amaze us!  Congratulations on your Duelmaster Title.
DM's drink free at The Bulldog Inn. -- Kennelworth, Proprietor
P.S.  I will just bet you are most challenged next turn!?

Technogeek -- Well, our Tournament was pretty mediocre also.  See you in Tempe? --

Sephiroth -- Congrats for bringing home a TV to Aruak City. -- Kennelworth

Twill -- What were we smokin'?!  That took way too long.  Could have gone either way.
Lucky for me, I staked out a win. -- Pup Tent

Sticky -- I guess you can say I am a little dense as I apparently did not learn my
lesson last time. -- Mixed Breed

Tom -- Thanks for letting me paint your fence.  You are soooooo cute.  I won't tell
Becky what we REALLY did. -- Puppy Love

M. Chardinee -- You pounded me like you were trying to make steak out of me.  Thank
the gods we didn't get to the tenderizer part because you just plain wore out! --
Filet Mignon

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  All glory to The Heart And Soul Of Andoria. --

Shucks!  Sale Shrew was barely born and now she is dead?  All The Critters will miss
the 11-11-12-15-7-7-21 Striker.  (sigh) -- The Animal Farm Publicist

Groo II -- Ye kilt me Critter?!  Ye bloody scallywag.  Ye best walk yon plank.  Aye!
Blimey! -- Mino

Erithe Endiredre -- I was pretty doggone slippery in that one, eh?  You have such a
difficult name that I'm going to butter you up and call you EE.  (hee haw.) -- Butter

Keeper Of Secrets -- I will not pass on the one it took to put you down.  Nope.  Our
secret. -- Silver Snail

Dicky V
You've always been too much for me.
A salute to thee.
     Lilac Lizard

Song Of Summer -- I can't sing, but I sure can chatter. -- Mocha Monkey

The Consortium is looking forward to the mail arrival of one each new roll up for The
Bulldogs (Bark) and Animal Farm (Shale Shrew--Loved that name!) so we can see what
concoctions Kennelworth and Mino will come up with for Aruak City. -- The Consortium
Elders (Hoping to see some of you at The Face.)

Jon Flute -- About what I expected. -- Thunk

Woodrow Billit -- I thought my name was odd. -- Tonk

Pup Tent -- A marginal challenge at best. -- Twill

Working Man -- I always enjoy watching others work. -- Twoflower

Sephiroth -- Huh, I was all set to chew you out for being in the wrong arena, but
Jorja told me I shouldn't confuse a sephiroth with a seraphim.  Which, you know, I
thought was plural anyway, but what do I know.  So, anyway, I can't say that stuff to
you because you aren't him or her or them.  So I guess I'll just have to say, go
climb a tree of life or something. -- Horsefly
P.S.  And lay off the bug spray, that's the dirtiest pool!
P.P.S.  But congratulations on having a tv challenge to use.

Mocha Monkey -- Make it a double mocha with maybe a whiff of cinnamon, and you're on!
-- Song of Summer
P.S.  The song for today is, "I'm dreaming of a warm summer," with a side order of,
"Is it time for the January thaw yet?"

Tonk -- Would you and Thunk happen to have a teammate called Plink?  Seems like that
would be a natural. -- Woodrow Billit

Shy Meercat -- I did warn you not to get in the stall with the goats.  Tease the bull
if you want, but leave the goats alone. -- Stableboy

What a lot of Aruakians went to the tourney.  Let's see here:  Congratulations to
Sephiroth and Grunhilds for their tourney victor statuses, or possibly statii.  And
to everyone who had the courage to participate, win or lose. -- Jorja and Krill

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORKING MAN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SILVER SNAIL vanquished DICKY V GOES POSTAL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
BUTTER BURRO defeated MUTANT OR MAN in a 1 minute master's Challenge duel.
FILET MIGNON luckily beat JON FLUTE in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
PUPPY LOVE was viciously subdued by ERITHE ENDIREDRE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
JAVA THE HUTT viciously subdued STABLEBOY in a 2 minute gory Challenge competition.
TONK was handily defeated by THE UNFORGIVING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
TWILL vanquished WOODROW BILLIT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HORSEFLY won victory over TALKHIS in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
SEPHIROTH savagely defeated LILAC LIZARD in a popular 3 minute brutal veteran's melee.
THUNK subdued KEEPER OF SECRETS in a 2 minute bloody master's competition.
SNOW WHITE demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MOCHA MONKEY overpowered TOM SAWYER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GREEN THUMB defeated THE ANALOG KID in a popular 2 minute duel.
SONG OF SUMMER was devastated by FLAVOR FLAU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TWOFLOWER beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute brawl.
CINDERELLA MAN bested MIXED BREED in a popular 1 minute brawl.
DRAYTON FLASHSTONE overpowered PUP TENT in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
GODFATHER OF DIXIE savagely defeated TWEED in a 3 minute master vs. amateur conflict.
GROO II was vanquished by GRAY MATTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         TOTAL PARRY       46 -  27 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        25 -  17 -  4      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  25 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  50 -  4      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  37 -  4      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  20 -  3      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FILET MIGNON 6981          24   9  1  105 BULLDOGS (157)
LUNGING ATTACK   SEPHIROTH 5854             11   4  1  131 NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (474)
STRIKING ATTACK  THUNK 7090                 13   7  2   98 TECHNO 8 (609)
BASHING ATTACK   MUTANT OR MAN 7179         11   7  0   97 PUBLIC ENEMIES (612)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALKHIS 5143               10   6  1   80 PATRONAS VERITAS (470)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JON FLUTE 6922.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GODFATHER OF DIXIE 7172.  The ten other most popular fighters were SEPHIROTH 

The least popular fighter this week was GROO II 7196.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUP TENT 7134, SONG OF SUMMER 7119, TOM SAWYER 7101, WOODROW BILLIT 
LOVE 7026, and GRAY MATTER 7152.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!