Date   : 08/11/2012    Duedate: 08/24/2012


DM-16    TURN-701

This Weeks Top Honors


(16-5967) [10-4-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAKE                          SLIDE TO HELL
(16-5967) [10-4-0,107]         (16-6002) [3-0-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       SPIKE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            POWER LEGION (579)
(16-5935) [16-20-0,68]         (16-5783) [9-4-3,73]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWER LEGION (579)          46
3. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     18      Unchartered Team
4. MEDUSA (619)                16
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          3      DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)   6   0  0  100   1/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   6  4 0
 2/ 0*MEDUSA (619)               1   0  0  100   2- 1 REALLY? (611)             5  5 0
 3- 2*SHADOWMONGERS (618)        4   1  0 80.0   3/ 7*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  4  0 0
 4/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  775 362 18 68.2   4- 2*SHADOWMONGERS (618)       4  1 0
 5/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        87  74  5 54.0   5/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        3  2 0
 6- 4 REALLY? (611)             37  32  8 53.6   6/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   3  8 0
 7/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   42  46  1 47.7   7/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       2 10 0
 8- 5*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     10  11  0 47.6   8- 6*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     1  0 0
 9/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      838 %1062 24 44.1   9/ 0*MEDUSA (619)              1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 702): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 704): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 638): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 698): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 700): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 683): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 675): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 565): LOIS THUG of STRAIGHT UP THUG (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 550): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 532): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 702): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 704): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 638): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 698): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 700): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 683): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 675): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 565): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 550): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 532): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 482): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 638): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out WILLAF to see 
what's new.  Too bad, REALLY?, but SERPENTS HOLD 114 was just too good to be stopped. 
DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND like really fought hard to move up to 3rd from 7th.  Way to go!  
MVP award for SLIDE TO HELL?  DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND's proud of him after beating GOLDEN 
GLOBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  GOLDEN GLOBE got 
smashed by SLIDE TO HELL, and lost 16 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is 
being unfair?  I think SNAKE should let JOHN DERE be Duelmaster for a while, without 
fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said WILLAF's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of REALLY? must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  I don't know what DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND's been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from REALLY?, that's fer sher.  Can PUNNY AMINALS' TULANE 
RHOADES be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE 5967                   10   4  0   107       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWILO TALON 5263              9   0  0    90       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
-CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        9   5  0    88       REALLY? (611)
 JOHN DERE 5916               19  30  0    87       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FISSION 5768                  9   2  0    75       POWER LEGION (579)
 SPIKE 5783                    9   4  3    73       POWER LEGION (579)
 GOLDPLATED 5929              19  12  0    69       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MORA 5949                     8   2  0    69       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 DEE NILE 5935                16  20  0    68       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIDE TO HELL 6002            3   0  0    50       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-TINY DANCER 5994              8   6  1    46       REALLY? (611)
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953             9   8  3    44       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PRESSURE 5746                 3  10  0    36       POWER LEGION (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         3   0  0    33       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5  13  1    29       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             5   2  1    27       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TIDAL 5809                    2   7  0    27       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EVEBRINGER 6066               1   0  0    20       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 METALLICA 6074                1   0  0    16       MEDUSA (619)
-BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        2   2  0    15       REALLY? (611)
-NIGHTSTALKER 6068             1   0  0    15       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-LIGHTBEARER 6067              1   0  0    13       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         2   1  1    10       REALLY? (611)
-MOENSINGER 6064               1   0  0    10       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 DERRON 6008                   2   0  0     9       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061             2   1  0     7       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-HEART OF GOLD 6054            0   3  0     3       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           0   2  0     2       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-DA 1 6075                     0   1  0     1       REALLY? (611)
-DAYBREAKER 6065               0   1  0     1       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HYSTERISIS 5970         0  1 0 POWER LEGION 579     ARENAMASTER KHAR      701  NONE
BYE 6083                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 WURM KIN              701  NONE
SEE YA 6082             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 MOUNTAIN TROLL        701  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shadow and Shadowmongers -- Welcome to Willaf.  What a great start!  May your stay be
long and prosperous. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Congrats to Snake, managed by that snake-in-the-grass Khisanth!  Duelmaster of all
Willaf.  It will be interesting to see his hissing Duelmaster's Column. -- Midas

Hey, Shadow, I've heard of you before from my old friend Shakespeare...  "Out, out
brief candle, Life is but a walking SHADOW, a poor player who struts and frets his
hour upon the stage and then is heardno more.  Tis a tale told by an idiot, full of
sound and fury, signifying nothing."  (Lady Macbeth) -- Midas

Fratsfa Slave -- Thanks for being there. -- Golden Globe

Teeter-Slaughter -- You had too much heart for me.  Well done. -- Heart Of Gold

Hipy Hippy Shake -- I fought my very, very best.  Good luck moving forward. -- Golden

There are some great names in Willaf.  The Golden Gladiators top four choices:
4. Moensinger -- Shadowmongers
3. Chicken Whisperer -- Really?
2. Black Indekker -- Punny Aminals (Midas was a young Engineer there.)
1. Teeter-Slaughter -- Devil's Playground
-- Midas

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Goldplated -- That is perfectly true!  Although SOME people I won't name who just
HAPPEN to be my teammates are TERRIBLY ENTHUSIASTIC about Oliver Rowcrop. -- John

Shadow -- No, I was meaning MY rookies and novices replacing recent graduates.  At
least you'll give them someone to fight. -- Jorja

Shadow -- We'll be sure to call on you when the summer heat gets out of hand, okay?
-- Jorja, whose home area is just pulling out of a major heat-wave/drought

Huh, we still have one guy dragging his feet somewhere.  When I find him, he will
stop that foot-dragging IMMEDIATELY and begin to fight. -- Jorja, seriously annoyed
P.S.  Okay, not SERIOUSLY, but some annoyed.

Chicken Whisperer -- I know about YOU, and I want NO PART of you. -- Dee Nile

Snake -- No, I couldn't do that.  Truly, no, the very thought... no, I couldn't. --
John Dere

Slide to Hell -- I suppose that's what happens when it rains long and hard on a
poorly drained road. -- Tulane Rhoades

Moensinger -- I don't think my career was supposed to start like that.  How about if
we have a recount? -- Black Indekker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HYSTERISIS was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
SLIDE TO HELL overpowered GOLDEN GLOBE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TEETER-SLAUGHTER devastated TULANE RHOADES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SNAKE demolished JOHN DERE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
DEE NILE lost to SPIKE in a 2 minute fight.
GOLDPLATED was viciously subdued by FISSION in a unpopular 21 minute master's match.
MORA handily defeated PRESSURE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TIDAL vanquished GOLDEN FLASH in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
DERRON won victory over BLACK INDEKKER in a 2 minute novice's fight.
METALLICA beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  10 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  32 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  14 -  1      18  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 701 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE 5967                 10   4  0  107 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
TOTAL PARRY      FISSION 5768                9   2  0   75 POWER LEGION (579)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIKE 5783                  9   4  3   73 POWER LEGION (579)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLIDE TO HELL 6002          3   0  0   50 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEE NILE 5935.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SPIKE 5783.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLIDE TO HELL 6002, SNAKE 
5967, DEE NILE 5935, TIDAL 5809, METALLICA 6074, TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004, MORA 5949, 
DERRON 6008, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, and BYE 6083.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDPLATED 5929.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FISSION 5768, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, PRESSURE 5746, JOHN DERE 5916, TULANE 
RHOADES 5975, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, HYSTERISIS 5970, SEE YA 6082, BYE 6083, and BLACK