Date   : 08/24/2005    Duedate: 09/06/2005


DM-12    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors


(12-5900) [28-16-4,163]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TAGIOUS                    SORAK
ARENA FELINES (177)            FORCE OF FIVE (586)
(12-5900) [28-16-4,163]        (12-5918) [6-2-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CAT TAGIOUS                    LUIGI
ARENA FELINES (177)            TEAM MARIO (598)
(12-5900) [28-16-4,163]        (12-6056) [7-4-0,98]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)      53
2. TEAM MARIO (598)            32      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. NIGHT STALKERS (616)        30      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (177)         28
5. HOUNDS OF HELL (596)        25      FORCE OF FIVE (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)      722 523 65 58.0   1/ 1*FORCE OF FIVE (586)       9  6 0
 2/ 6 TEAM MARIO (598)          26  20  1 56.5   2/ 5 ARENA FELINES (177)       8  4 0
 3/ 4 HALL OF GIANT (419)       65  51  3 56.0   3/ 6 BLOODSUCKERS (416)        8  7 1
 4/ 7*FORCE OF FIVE (586)       20  20  1 50.0   4/ 2*NIGHT STALKERS (616)      8  7 1
 5/ 8 DREAMERS (142)           999 %1048 84 48.8   5/ 9 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      6  0 0
 6/10 BLOODSUCKERS (416)       389 418 36 48.2   6/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 7/12*NIGHT STALKERS (616)      12  13  1 48.0   7/10 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    5  3 0
 8/ 9 HIGH JINKS (584)         105 114  8 47.9   8/ 7 DREAMERS (142)            5  6 0
 9/11 CASTLE (230)             214 246 14 46.5   9/ 4 HIGH JINKS (584)          5 10 0
10/13 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)      33  40  2 45.2  10/17 CASTLE (230)              3  3 0
11/15 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    28  36  1 43.8  11/16 TEAM MARIO (598)          3  3 0
12/14 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        64  90  6 41.6  12/ 8 DEUCES WILD (617)         3  8 0
13/16 DEUCES WILD (617)         22  34  3 39.3  13/11 THE RAITHSKAR (71)        2  8 0
14/17 SWEET MAGIC (267)        385 622 11 38.2  14/12 HALL OF GIANT (419)       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[ Old Secrets #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Zrof One-Eye did not claim to be one of the Bandit Princes who ruled Zukal.  No
useful purpose would have been served by making such a claim, and it would have taken
time and energy to defend it--time and energy which he preferred to spend on other
things.  And what was in a name, after all?  It was significant that whenever the
Bandit Princes met in secret council to debate problems and questions of policy, they
always invited Zrof to attend.
     Tonight, the meeting was being held at the Baths of Terulio, an establishment
which had been purchased a year ago by Doreg, one of the younger Bandit Princes.
Parts of the building were ancient, said to pre-date the Chaos War of five hundred
years ago.  No one knew who, exactly, had built it, but the Fratsfans had been
involved at some point, as the pointed Gathic arches testified.  And the Serevadans
must have had a hand in those atria.  Had the Ferencians erected the colonnades?
Despite the hodgepodge of architectural styles, and the Rirorni "furnishings"
(tapestries, carpets, and cushions) with which Doreg had filled it, the whole thing
was pleasing to the eye.  And magnificently pleasing to the body.  Zrof emerged from
the hot pool, plunged briefly into the cold one, and finally allowed an attendant to
wrap him in a toga-like bath sheet.  Relaxing, refreshing, and--he allowed another
servant to hand him a goblet of wine--supplied with the best vintages.
     He strolled into the private dining chamber that had been set aside for the
meeting.  Seven of the Princes were there already, and Doreg would doubtless enter at
any moment.  With himself, that made nine, and seven Princes were enough to conduct
business in the name of the city.
     "This is a wasteful extravagance," Barandine grumbled.  He was noted for his
parsimony, he habitually dressed in plain, well-worn clothing, and he had been known
to serve guests in his palace with a meal that the lowest tavern in the town could
better.  He was never slow to indulge in Doreg's generous meals, of course, and
presently he sat in front of a plate loaded with roast venison, glazed ham, two
roasted and stuffed pigeons....
     Zrof shuddered and averted his gaze.  That kind of indulgence made a man fat and
slow, and a Bandit Prince of Zukal, the most intrigue-riddled city in Alastari, could
not afford to be fat or slow.  "You consider that it was too extravagant of Doreg to
offer us this fine meal?  The good wine?"  The Arenamaster studied the selection on
the long table--there were never servants at these private meetings--and picked up a
     "No, if he wants to feast us, that is proper.  He's the youngest of us, after
all.  It shows respect.  It's buying this bathhouse in the first place, not to
mention all the restoration work he's done here--wasteful!  Extravagant!  Just
throwing his money away--"
     "I happen to know that the Terulio makes him a very handsome profit," Zrof
countered.  "And even if it didn't, so what?  He isn't spending YOUR money."
     "Quite true."  Doreg had entered unnoticed and now took his place at the table.
"I have received word that none of the others can come tonight, therefore the doors
are closed and the meeting is begun."  The young (perhaps thirty) Rirorni fixed
Barandine with a hard stare.  "You called this meeting.  Why?  Surely it wasn't just
to protest my business ventures."
     "I have several points," the older man growled.  "First--" here he shot a
spiteful glance at Zrof, "that we should close down the arena finally and completely,
raze the structure, and turn the land to other uses.  It's a good location--"
     "The arena is breaking even at the present," Zrof said.  "Things may improve
later--they have in the past.  But in any case, the arena structure AND the land it
stands on belongs to ME, and I have a contract with the Lady Greywand which requires
that I keep it open until she says otherwise.  If you, Barandine, make one move to
damage my property or interfere with the fulfillment of my contract, I will see you
     Barandine flushed with anger, which was easily visible on his light complexion--
could he be a renegade Fratsfan?  That raised an interesting question with regard to
a rumor Zrof had picked up three days ago.  It had seemed unlikely at the time.
True, men of all races poured through the city, but why should the Fratsfans care who
ruled it?  They were a long way off, and by all accounts their emperor was devoted to
agricultural experiments.
     "Who cares what the Grey Witch wants?" Barandine demanded.  "Besides, what She
wants won't matter at all, soon."  His narrow mouth twisted into an unpleasant smile.
"She's an old woman, when all is said and done.  Old women die.  They're well known
for it."
     "Fine.  When the situation changes, we can think about other uses for the land,"
Zrof said.  "But not until then, because I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for
a five-thousand-year-old witch to die.  She's had a lot more practice staying alive."
     Barandine opened his mouth, probably to argue, but there was an interruption.

     Karolvingar, the Roving Demon of Zukal, erupted into the room.  Quite literally.
The floor tiles near the back wall flew apart, and the demon burst upward in a
fountain of flame.  "To arms!" the demon cried.  "To arms, leaders of Zukal, for your
doom is upon you!"
     "From you?" Zrof asked.  The Roving Demon was a some-time standby at the arena,
and he had a fair idea of its fighting ability.  He would bet on himself to take
Karolvingar down in two minutes, armed only with a table knife and an offhand fork,
and with nothing but a bath sheet for armor.
     "Not I!"  Karolvingar looked offended.  "You must realize that I consider myself
to be practically a Bandit Prince of Zukal myself!  All the lesser demons in the city
defer to me, after all, and I have...certain enterprises here which I would not like
to see disturbed."  The demon shrugged.  "And in what other city of Alastari would
the people be so cosmopolitan as to tolerate a community of demons?  No, the danger
comes from Barikala--"
     "Which has been cut off from all contact with the rest of the world for some
years now," Barandine snapped.  "Which is, in fact, one of the points I wanted to--"
     Karolvingar flicked one leathery wing at the Prince.  "Be silent, old man, you
know nothing about it."
     Barandine opened his mouth, but Doreg cut in before the narrow-faced old man
could speak.  "Tell us how Barikala menaces the city, Sir Demon," he said.
     "Firstly, are you aware that the island has become the focus of a cluster of
uncontrolled rips in the boundaries between worlds?  And that creatures which you
would call monsters are emerging from this rips?"
     "I've heard," Zrof said, and Doreg nodded also.
     "Excellent, it saves time.  Know now that not all the 'monsters' which appear
are what you might call 'beasts'.  Some of them are as intelligent as any human--more
intelligent than some," the demon added with a glance at Barandine.  "And they have
decided that Alastari is a fair land, well suited to become their new home.  It is,
in fact, an invasion such as those spoken of in the time you call the Chaos War.  For
NOW, it is localized around Barikala and the delta of the Urt.  But if it is not
stopped there, it will spread to all this world."

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Torric, spymaster for Riztab's arena, twitched a shoulder and looked over his
shoulder at the dark silhouette of the New Town.  One hand went to the shutter of the
dark-lantern he carried, but he paused and shook his head.  Better not to invite
notice, though he did not relish the prospect of entering the old arena offices in
the dark.  Still, sometimes unpleasant tasks had to be done, and he did know the old
building better than most.  He would once have said, "better than anybody," but there
was evidence now that someone had been raiding the old records.  He hadn't told
anyone that.  He hefted the spear in his other hand and prodded in front of him where
the dark waters of the lake glimmered in starlight.
     Gods, who would have thought Makrok would be that stupid?  Oh, hell, who would
have believed that something as valuable and dangerous as those old codices were in
Riztab at all, much less in one of the old offices?  He glanced over his shoulder
again.  He couldn't see the Isle wizard, but he was sure the man was there somewhere,
watching him.  Why couldn't the old spell-twister get the codices himself?  Why did
HE, Torric, have to do this.
     Torric sighed.  No good putting it off.  He stepped forward, grimacing as the
cold water immediately penetrated his boots.  They were good boots, or they had been,
but nothing kept the lake out when it wanted in.  Testing his route with the spear,
the spy waded farther.  There were bad things in the lake.  Monsters, of course, all
large bodies of water had monsters.  But there were smaller things that were just as
bad, or worse.  Snakes.  Leeches.  He shuddered; leeches were bad.  He hated leeches.
Deep holes where they shouldn't be, that a man could step into and break an ankle and
     The bulk of the old arena building blocked the starlight as he came nearer.  It
always looked strange in the dark.  Hell, it looked strange enough by daylight.
Those gargoyles, and the way the windows peered....
     He really didn't want to go into the old ruin.
     But he'd promised the wizard that he'd bring out the chest with the old, old,
OLD records.
     And it wasn't a good idea to break a promise made to a wizard.

Near Arvat:

     Spymaster Lovenar was annoyed, and he didn't care who knew it.  He kept one hand
on Geroge Kase's collar, shoving the Captured Orc forward as fast as the narrow path
permitted.  He didn't like orcs.  He didn't like being out here in the marshy fringes
of the delta.  In fact, he didn't like much of anything in his life at the moment,
but he had plans to make changes.  And Kase was the key which would unlock the first
door for him.  He pushed the orc again.
     Kase promptly stumbled.  "No good rushing along like this," he whined.  "It's a
wizard's tower, dammit, we have to sneak up on it, not go rushing in."
     "Deserted, you said."
     "Damn straight!  I wouldn't go near it if there was a wizard in residence, I'm
not such a fool as that.  But even a deserted wizard's tower is...well, it's
     Lovenar shoved the orc again.  "You're a coward as well as a fool."
     "I'm a fool for ever mentioning the tower," Kase muttered.
     The path emerged from the close-growing, man-tall reeds onto open water.  Well,
open except for waterlilies, and lower reeds of some grass-like type, and patches of
miscellaneous plants.  Lovenar was not a botanist, and to him they were all weeds.
The important thing was the tower on the other side of the water.  It was, as Kase
had reported, half-ruined and apparently vacant.  But only a wizard would have built
such a tower in the first place, and even deserted, a wizard's tower might hold
prizes worth having.  He meant to have them.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in RIZTAB since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave HIGH JINKS a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out of 
it!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm 
gonna be...  Well, CASTLE's 10th moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  It seems so recently 
people were saying HOUNDS OF HELL was washed up, finished.  But 3-0-0 moved them up 
4.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with LUIGI?  He actually beat ARENA 
FELINES' FELINE GRIN, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at ARENA FELINES.  FELINE GRIN lost 11 points to LUIGI.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe FELINE GRIN will provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, ARCION 
wasn't good enough at persuading CAT TAGIOUS to step down from the Duelmaster's 
throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was BLOODSUCKERS.  In my day, no team with a 387-415-36 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, DREAMERS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, CAELUM!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  I hate 
going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that ASTRO ASSASSIN gets in.  
He fights people like TILLERITA, 11 points below.  I thought ASTRO ASSASSIN showed 
great skill and promise when he bested TILLERITA.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
RIZTAB is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TAGIOUS 5900             28  16  4   163       ARENA FELINES (177)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071        11   4  0   107       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 MEOW MIX 6072                 9   1  0   101       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LUIGI 6056                    7   4  0    98       TEAM MARIO (598)
 THUNDER CAT 6048             10   4  0    97       ARENA FELINES (177)
 ANARCHY 3661                 17   9  1    94       CASTLE (230)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBESPIERRE 3782             14  11  0    87       CASTLE (230)
 REDJAC 508                   15  25  5    85       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 BOKUR FIRE EYE 3746          16  19  0    81       HALL OF GIANT (419)
 FELINE GRIN 5956             19   8  0    80       ARENA FELINES (177)
 STINK EYE 6065               13   8  0    76       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 INVINCIBLE MARIO 6055         9   2  1    76       TEAM MARIO (598)
 ARCION 548                   12  11  0    75       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 KANT 6038                    11  13  1    74       DREAMERS (142)
 ASTRO ASSASSIN 6047           7   3  1    73       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 MARX 6125                    10   7  0    69       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTUMN LEAVES 5975           14  21  1    66       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HIPPY CHICK 6127              8   3  0    65       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 SUGAR JANE 5948              11  28  0    63       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 INSIGHTFULL INGIE 6139        9   5  0    61       HIGH JINKS (584)
 AGGRANDIZIN ANNE 6196         6   4  0    57       HIGH JINKS (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TILLERITA 6007               13  17  0    56       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 CONFUCIUS 6201                7   3  0    52       DREAMERS (142)
 SCOOBY DOOM 6021              7   3  1    51       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 ALOURSHIN 6126               11   7  1    50       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 FUZZYMOTTO 6045              10  14  2    46       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 SORAK 5918                    6   2  0    44       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 THE FENRIS WOLF 6114          5   3  0    43       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 CAELUM 5916                   7   1  0    38       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 JEEZUS FREAK 3884             7   9  0    37       CASTLE (230)
 TALA GOG 6066                 7  16  0    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 YOSHII 6061                   4   4  0    35       TEAM MARIO (598)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIC SHEIK 6205               3   2  0    33       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 WILLY KILLYA 6260             4   0  0    30       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 CORMAC 6253                   5   7  0    29       DEUCES WILD (617)
 GHOST 6264                    4   0  1    28       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
-GREAT FGNAH 4294              5   4  0    27       HALL OF GIANT (419)
-CRAZED CLIFFORD 6140          5   2  0    27       HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
 LATIN RELOAD 5566             4   3  0    27       CASTLE (230)
-MARIO 6054                    3   4  0    24       TEAM MARIO (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAIR 6251                   5   7  1    23       DEUCES WILD (617)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW 6245                   3   2  0    22       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 THALES 6286                   2   0  0    22       DREAMERS (142)
 MUDDRUMMER 6198               5   4  0    21       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
 NIGHT SHADE 6244              3   2  0    21       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 THORGRIMM 5917                4   4  1    20       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-STORM 6250                    4   6  1    19       DEUCES WILD (617)
 BLUUD MENACE 3934             4   5  0    17       CASTLE (230)
 DOOZY 6266                    2   2  0    14       HIGH JINKS (584)
 BUDDHA 6231                   2   4  0    14       DREAMERS (142)
 FUZZY BUTT 6293               1   0  0    13       ARENA FELINES (177)
 SCARHEART 5914                2   6  0    12       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 DARTH VADER 6222              0   1  0    11       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 BONECRUSHER 5915              1   7  0    10       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 CHASM 6242                    2   3  0     9       NIGHT STALKERS (616)
 FAVRE 4 EVER 6294             1   0  0     8       BLOODSUCKERS (416)
-THORALL 4737                  2   1  0     7       HALL OF GIANT (419)
 BIG ETHYL 6272                1   2  0     5       HIGH JINKS (584)
-TALYN 6268                    1   1  0     4       DEUCES WILD (617)
-LYRA 6267                     1   1  0     4       DEUCES WILD (617)
-BARBB 6270                    0   1  0     1       THE RAITHSKAR (71)
 KID 6291                      0   1  0     1       THE RAITHSKAR (71)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VAMPIRESS 6287         0  1 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599  HEZDLAT THE GIANT 494 523 NONE    
DERECHO 6234           0  3 0 FORCE OF NATURE 608   RYE 6108              519 NONE    
T. COREY 6188          5  6 1 HIGH JINKS 584        TILKIRRIN THE ELF 492 523 NONE    
DEADMAN 6292           0  1 0 NIGHT STALKERS 616    STONE GOLEM MARK  499 523 NONE    
AMY ZON 6290           0  1 0 THE RAITHSKAR 71      ARENAMASTER RILLI 496 523 NONE    
BAD GIRL 6269          0  1 0 THE RAITHSKAR 71      GHOST 6264            521         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thorgrimm -- How did you get your one kill?  Was it a bash to the head?  Was it a
bash to the chest?  No, none of those...it was obviously death by tripping from
exhaustion. -- Latin Reload

Cat Tagious -- Someone in ADM obviously doesn't like you.  I'll happily lobby for you
to get an invite so you can take your 27 cans of whoop and four kills with you. --

Alourshin -- It was a test and a task fighting someone of your experience.  I owe you
one as...I'm much the better fighter for it. -- Insightfull Ingie

Kant -- The trick's finding a crease in your opponent's fighting technique.  And
exploiting it. -- Aggrandizin Anne

Willy Killya -- I've been too nice to you-alls, and that especially includes you
Willy, Bonecrusher...if you catches my drift.  That's my prob, tooooooo nice. --

Cormac -- Doozy simply manages to find her way to the sands, everyone's impressed.
S'a problem with great expectations...you don't live up to them it's "don't let the
screen door hit you on the backside on the way out" time. -- T. Corey
P.S.  Sure he had the numbers, but ten fights and still an initiate...where's the

Scarheart -- Wins make me feel reeeeal big, Big-Boy. -- Big Ethyl

Wulfhere -- Solid Jackson.  A happy (go lucky) arena is Big Foot Pete's beat. --

Insightfull Ingie -- Well, darn.  You figured out the "mantle of opaque leaves"
gambit.  Oh, well, back to the old drawing board.  Good work on your part. --
P.S.  Of course, *I* wasn't the one with the original mantle of leaves, so maybe I
got it wrong....
P.P.S.  Did you know what Jorja just admitted to me?  She's named me (arena name, you
understand, as opposed to my REAL name, but still) after a usurper!  The nerve of
that woman!  Do I look like a potential usurper?  Of course not!  I'm not even an

Cat Tagious -- If you don't write a column, I'm going to petition somebody to bring a
bunch of DOGS to this arena. -- Autumn Leaves

Meow Mix -- To think that I should be left in the dust (or sand, in this case) but a
lump of cats'-meat!  The ignominy! -- Sugar Jane, just a sweet kid, really

Astro Assassin -- You don't look astronomical to me. -- Tillerita
P.S.  And I hope you don't get to assassinational.

Confucious -- Is this the act of a Superior Man?  Surely not! -- Tala Gog

Insightfull Ingie -- Cow country?  (reeling back in shock)  But cows are so...
unrestrained in the not-housebrokenness.  Be careful. -- Autumn Leaves

Sorak -- (fuming)  You would DARE to suggest that Tillerita, that ORC, is my SISTER?
You pipsqueak!  I hope my brothers come along and squash you FLAT for even suggesting
that. -- Tala Gog

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

T. COREY was butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VAMPIRESS was savagely slain by HEZDLAT THE GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DEADMAN was luckily killed by  STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
AMY ZON was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
GROTESQUE ZOMBIE demolished ROBESPIERRE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
BOKUR FIRE EYE was vanquished by MEOW MIX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THUNDER CAT overpowered STINK EYE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LUIGI savagely defeated FELINE GRIN in a action packed 8 minute Challenge melee.
KANT unbelievably bested INSIGHTFULL INGIE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MARX won victory over AGGRANDIZIN ANNE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ASTRO ASSASSIN overpowered TILLERITA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
HIPPY CHICK beat CONFUCIUS in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
FUZZYMOTTO was savagely defeated by SUGAR JANE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SCOOBY DOOM demolished TALA GOG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
MUDDRUMMER was handily defeated by THE FENRIS WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge conflict.
DONAIR was vanquished by CAELUM in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
CHIC SHEIK viciously subdued THORGRIMM in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge fray.
CAT TAGIOUS viciously subdued ARCION in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Title brawl.
AUTUMN LEAVES was beaten by INVINCIBLE MARIO in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
REDJAC was handily defeated by ANARCHY in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
SORAK viciously subdued CORMAC in a popular 2 minute gruesome match.
ALOURSHIN won victory over YOSHII in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fray.
JEEZUS FREAK overpowered BUDDHA in a 3 minute gory one-sided match.
WILLY KILLYA vanquished MARMADUKE THE BROKE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SCARHEART lost to THALES in a 4 minute fight.
LATIN RELOAD savagely defeated BONECRUSHER in a action packed 2 minute brutal match.
BLUUD MENACE was viciously subdued by NIGHT SHADE in a 3 minute gory fray.
CHASM was overcome by FUZZY BUTT in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.
SHADOW overpowered BIG ETHYL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GHOST won victory over HEZASH THE MOUTH in a exciting 1 minute novice's fray.
DOOZY demolished DARTH VADER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KID was savagely defeated by FAVRE 4 EVER in a action packed 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  13 -  2      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  33 -  4      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  35 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  22 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  33 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  26 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  38 -  1      30  |

Turn 523 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-STRIKE       5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT TAGIOUS 5900           28  16  4  163 ARENA FELINES (177)
AIMED BLOW       GROTESQUE ZOMBIE 6071      11   4  0  107 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROBESPIERRE 3782           14  11  0   87 CASTLE (230)
TOTAL PARRY      FELINE GRIN 5956           19   8  0   80 ARENA FELINES (177)
WALL OF STEEL    STINK EYE 6065             13   8  0   76 BLOODSUCKERS (416)
BASHING ATTACK   MARX 6125                  10   7  0   69 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-LUNGE      HIPPY CHICK 6127            8   3  0   65 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCOOBY DOOM 6021            7   3  1   51 HOUNDS OF HELL (596)
PARRY-STRIKE     ALOURSHIN 6126             11   7  1   50 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAT TAGIOUS 5900.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LUIGI 6056.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAT TAGIOUS 5900, CHIC 
SORAK 5918, KANT 6038, YOSHII 6061, and SCARHEART 5914.

The least popular fighter this week was KID 6291.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARTH VADER 6222, BIG ETHYL 6272, BONECRUSHER 5915, BUDDHA 6231, AUTUMN 
LEAVES 5975, CAELUM 5916, MUDDRUMMER 6198, TALA GOG 6066, TILLERITA 6007, and