Date   : 02/16/2004    Duedate: 02/28/2004


DM-17    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6205) [22-13-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(17-6205) [22-13-0,128]        (17-6417) [5-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIBERIOUS                      KARO LEE
(17-6209) [23-14-1,123]        (17-6133) [13-35-0,90]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LET'S DUEL! (519)           43
2. DELTA DOOM (492)            21      DELTA DOOM (492)
3. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    18      Unchartered Team
4. FISH THANGS (505)           16
5. GROW (512)                   5      GROW (512)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    29  21  2 58.0   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  9  6 1
 2/ 3 DELTA DOOM (492)          94  74  6 56.0   2/ 3*LET'S DUEL! (519)         6  3 0
 3/ 2 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  34  27  2 55.7   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 173 139  6 55.4   4/ 7 FISH THANGS (505)         3  2 0
 5/ 5 SPECIAL ED (499)         192 165  7 53.8   5/ 5 DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)  2  3 0
 6/ 0*GROW (512)                13  12  1 52.0   6- 6*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      2  3 0
 7/ 6*LET'S DUEL! (519)         12  12  0 50.0   7/ 0*GROW (512)                1  0 0
 8- 8*UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)      18  27  1 40.0   8/ 4 SPECIAL ED (499)          1  3 0
 9/ 9 MIDDLE WAY (484)         156 269  3 36.7   9- 8 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    1  4 0
10/10 FISH THANGS (505)         11  19  0 36.7  10/ 9 DELTA DOOM (492)          1  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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): LIFETAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 485): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 483): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 476): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 468): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 465): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 463): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 419): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 344): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 324): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 369): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
                (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ALJAFIR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at SPECIAL ED, 
who went down to 4th from 8th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 1-1-0 outing, 
FISH THANGS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Our battling duelmaster GHENGIS 
KHAN has managed to hold the title, fending off KARO LEE's none too subtle advances.  
Better luck next time, MIDDLE WAY.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to 
deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid DELTA DOOM, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ALJAFIR really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch HEROESANDFOUNDONES' act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DELTA DOOM.  Well dang howdy, 
but if challenges were votes, TABETA UNIS would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest she doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, DARK 
MAGICIAN went after TABETA UNIS, who was higher by 18 points.  Well, when the dust 
settled, DARK MAGICIAN bested TABETA UNIS.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ALJAFIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHENGIS KHAN 6205            22  13  0   128       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIOUS 6209               23  14  1   123       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 CAESAR 6258                  20  12  0   120       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-CREME A. SHUN 6152           13   9  1   100       DELTA DOOM (492)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARO LEE 6133                13  35  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MOUSE NOYLE 6252             17  21  0    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TORLYN UNA 6288              15  17  1    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-EAGLES LAIR 6310              5   5  0    70       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313           7   3  0    60       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 IDUN 6396                     8   2  1    57       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MAGICIAN 6417            5   1  0    53       LET'S DUEL! (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINT EASTWOOD 6376           7   2  1    51       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 EXODIA! 6420                  4   2  0    47       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 OANIUN SETT 6331              4   3  1    38       GROW (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABETA UNIS 6405              7  10  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DARON EL 6414                 6  10  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-CHERRY PITTER 6332            4   1  0    33       GROW (512)
-PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          3   2  0    30       GROW (512)
-BLACK-DOT DOTTIE 6526         5   4  0    27       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
-ELDAR BARRY 6334              2   1  0    26       GROW (512)
-DO-GOODIN GARY 6528           4   5  1    25       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)
 DA 6564                       2   1  1    25       SPECIAL ED (499)
-SPRINKLES 6567                2   0  0    25       UNJUSTIFIABLES (533)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOWFISH 6262                 2   1  0    23       FISH THANGS (505)
 ANHUR 6544                    4   4  0    21       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
-LA JINN 6419                  2   3  0    20       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-GREY MOUSER 6290              1   4  0    16       DEITIES & DEMIGODS (507)
 CASS KETT 6546                2   3  0    13       DELTA DOOM (492)
-BARRACUDA 6547                1   0  0    13       FISH THANGS (505)
-PHILLY STEAK 6406             3   2  0    12       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 ELMER FLOOD 6574              1   1  0    11       DELTA DOOM (492)
 FLUFFY SCULPIN 6575           1   0  0    10       FISH THANGS (505)
 GEARFRIED 6573                1   1  0     4       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-SILKY SALMON 6537             0   4  0     4       FISH THANGS (505)
 NAPOLEON 6578                 0   1  0     1       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PIMA GROE 6566         0  2 0 DELTA DOOM 492        DARK CHAMPION 649     478 NONE    
TROUT TART 6261        6  4 0 FISH THANGS 505       TIBERIOUS 6209        477         
THE GATHERING 6576     0  1 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       STONE GOLEM 651       478 NONE    
DA VICTIM 6569         0  1 0 SPECIAL ED 499        HIGH ELF 644          478 NONE    
DA 28 6584             0  1 0 SPECIAL ED 499        BLACK ORC 645         478 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Anhur -- You're a new one on me.  Where are you from? -- Tabeta Unis
P.S.  And what are you about?

Genghis Khan -- You're anti-Mouse, aren't you?  I can tell about things like this! --
Mouse Noyle the much put-upon

A Kung-Fu Master?  I don't want to learn Kung Fu.  It holds no interest for me. --
Torlyn Una
P.S.  He's all the time being struck in the arm by my parries.  No fun!

The Khalhums Dwarf is no fun, either.  He spent most of the time muttering in his
beard.  I couldn't catch most of it, which is probably just as well, but he seemed to
be blaming some Orcs for the demise of Khalhums arena. -- Karo Lee

Junior Vasquez -- I never mess with eagles.  It's against my religion. -- Daron El

Tiberius -- Yeah, I know.  It's right down there in red and white in my job
description. -- Torlyn Una
P.S.  The "someone has to lose" bit.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIMA GROE was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA VICTIM was barely slain by HIGH ELF in a 4 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA 28 was easily killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
THE GATHERING was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BERNIE BOETZ was slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLOWFISH was savagely defeated by TIBERIOUS in a 3 minute Bloodfeud competition.
IDUN was devastated by MOUSE NOYLE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
ANHUR was defeated by DARON EL in a 3 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
DARK MAGICIAN vanquished TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
GHENGIS KHAN won victory over KARO LEE in a popular 5 minute veteran's Title duel.
CAESAR beat TORLYN UNA in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
DA was overpowered by EXODIA! in a 1 minute one-sided match.
OANIUN SETT devastated CASS KETT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GEARFRIED was subdued by ELMER FLOOD in a 2 minute amateur's match.
NAPOLEON was overpowered by FLUFFY SCULPIN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  34 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  26 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  20 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 478 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GHENGIS KHAN 6205          22  13  0  128 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  TIBERIOUS 6209             23  14  1  123 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAESAR 6258                20  12  0  120 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   EXODIA! 6420                4   2  0   47 LET'S DUEL! (519)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIBERIOUS 6209.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KARO LEE 6133.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIBERIOUS 6209, THE 
EL 6414, DARK MAGICIAN 6417, GHENGIS KHAN 6205, and EXODIA! 6420.

The least popular fighter this week was NAPOLEON 6578.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASS KETT 6546, DA 6564, TABETA UNIS 6405, IDUN 6396, DA 28 6584, 
SETT 6331.

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn: