Date   : 10/24/2005    Duedate: 11/05/2005


DM-17    TURN-522

This Weeks Top Honors


(17-6405) [19-42-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-6405) [19-42-0,118]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIDDLE WAY (484)               HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6405) [19-42-0,118]        (17-6656) [17-6-2,95]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
3. 2527 A.D. (551)             40      Unchartered Team
4. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -8      2527 A.D. (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*2527 A.D. (551)            3   0  2  100   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 12  3 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 317 209 12 60.3   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 3- 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         39  52  1 42.9   3/ 0*2527 A.D. (551)           3  0 2
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         243 402  5 37.7   4/ 0*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  0  5 0
 5/ 0*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   0   5  0  0.0   5- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         0  2 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 Black Ship #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Dothalne the Beggar frowned up at the Guard.  "Do demons have livers?  That
seems so...ordinary.  Livers.  And what kind of steel?  One hears things on the
streets, too, and people usually say COLD steel.  What if it's a hot day?  And what
     Morgron thumped the beggar's head again.  "You want to take down a demon," he
said severely, "you got to have FAITH.  In your tools and your targets and yourself.
No what-ifs."
     "But I just want the facts!"
     "What good will that do?  People tell you stuff they say is a fact, and what
they mean is, THEY think it's PROBABLY true."  The guardsman shook his head.  "Forget
what 'they say', Doth.  Go with what YOU say.  What you know or what you guess.  Like
the old saying: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.  Well, it IS, you know!"
     After a moment, the beggar said, "I think that's heresy.  Or maybe lese majesty.
Something like that, anyway.  Where would we all be if people went around saying they
were just as good as anybody else?"
     "We'd be in a good place," Morgron said firmly.
     "I don't know, there are aspects to this you're missing.  For instance, if you
and I are as good as anyone else on this island, why, there's no reason but cowardice
or treason for us not to do what we can to stop the Black Ship.  Go to Vithicar and
dig them out, or fight demons right here on the bay, or whatever it takes.  That's
the whole IDEA behind having, well, nobles and stuff.  So THEY can do the dangerous
     It was the Ambitious Guard's turn to be silent for a long moment.  Finally he
said, "I think you've got something wrong in there, Doth, but I can't put my finger
on it right now."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Ship #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Willaf:

     Lady Protector Goldenrod didn't like rowboats.  Oh, no doubt they were fine in
their place, no doubt they had their uses, but she didn't like being out in the
strait in one.  She said as much.
     "This isn't a ROW boat," Old Gold answered, panting.  Rowing called for a lot
more stamina than a fast arena fight did, and it used different muscles, too.  He had
the sinking feeling, no, cancel that, don't want to think about sinking right now, he
had the unpleasant feeling that he was going to regret this activity tomorrow.  "It's
a, what'd'ye'callit, a fishing punch?"
     "Smack?" Chardinee asked.  For a merchant, he was doing a lot better with HIS
oar.  It seemed unfair.  "Or maybe it's a dory," he added.  "I'm not familiar with
the technical terms.  But it's all the boat the two of us can handle, so...."  He
     "It's a boat, and you're rowing it," Goldenrod stated.  "So it's a rowboat.  And
why you think the Black Ship would bother to accost a ratty little rowboat like this-
     "When you scream, the pirates will know there's a woman on board," Old Gold
said, grunting with exertion.  "Pirates always want to capture women."
     "And women always prefer NOT to be captured!  If you had paid more attention to
     "Let's not go into that again," Chardinee said quickly.  "The lightning was
deceptive.  What appeared to be reliable landmarks in the storm were not when we went
to check on the ground.  But we still know the general area, and Lady Peach and the
others are watching there to make CLEAR identification of the spot when the Black
Ship emerges to capture us, and they will be there when we are taken back to their
base."  The standby paused and licked his lips.  "Has it occurred to you, Old Gold,
that while the Black Ship may want to capture Lady Goldenrod, they may have no
interest in the two of us?"
     The new-made Lord Protector shrugged, but he looked uneasy.  "It's a gamble," he
muttered.  "It's the scrambled eggs thing.  You know, first you break the eggs."
     Goldenrod smiled, managing to look nasty at the same time.  "And all the king's
horses and all the king's men--"
     "Don't SAY that," Old Gold snapped.  He glanced at the dark water around them,
hoping that there were no sharks in this area.  Then at the sky, stars and a crescent
moon... and a mass of clouds boiling up out of north and spreading southward.  There
had been no clouds when they'd set out.
     "It's going to be a dark and stormy night," Goldenrod said.  She shivered.

     Lady Protector Peach Nutt leaned against a tree, which concealed her silhouette
from anyone who might be looking.  "It's clouding over," she said.  "It's going to be
hard to see what happens out there."
     "We figured on clouds," Lord Protector Fool's Gold told her.  He was sitting
nearby, giving a good impression of a boulder.  He had experience with adventures.
That he wasn't alarmed was reassuring.
     Peach's teammate, Lady Protector Moonjumper muttered something.  It sounded like
"exciting times."
     Fool's Gold laughed.  "Is there any other kind?"  A bolt of purple lightning
streaked across the sky from the headland above them to the clouds.  "Showtime!"

     The lightning hit nearby, striking the mast of a ship the gladiators hadn't
seen.  It was a lot bigger than their vessel, and a lot closer than seemed
reasonable.  How had it even gotten there unnoticed?  Why didn't it catch fire from
the lightning?  The whole thing glowed with purplish foxfire, except the figures
moving on the deck.  They were shadows, dark and shapeless.
     Chardinee glanced over his shoulder at it.  "The Black Ship," he muttered.
"It's headed for us."  He turned back to Goldenrod.  "Maybe you should scream, so he
knows we've got a woman here."
     "Oh, and that's going to be so subtle," she said, "a woman screams for no
apparent reason, of course they won't be suspicious--"
     "You knew the plan," Chardinee said.
     "I hadn't thought it through before, okay?"
     "Oh, great, stage fright.  Just what we need," Old Gold snarled.  "Can't you--?"
     Goldenrod flung out a hand in exasperation as she prepared to tell her teammate
that, no, she couldn't.  And screamed in good earnest as something cold and soft and
slimy curled around her wrist.

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Black Ship #10 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "But we didn't DO anything except fight monsters!" Lej Korranjal, the Ambitious
Guard said.  Again.  "Were we supposed to IGNORE the monsters?"
     The chief of the Harbor Guards met his indignant eyes with a cold stare.  "The
stability of our Glorious Empire," he said, "is founded on and maintained by the
principle that for each person there is a place and a proper task, and that no person
shall encroach upon the place and task of another.  The defense of the harbor and
waterfront of Aljafir rests in the hands of the Harbor Guard.  By striking at these
monsters instead of calling for that Guard, you have threatened the stability of the
Empire.  Further, you incited a mob to violence, which is a capital crime in itself."
     "But we just fought MONSTERS--"
     Shagrath jabbed him with an elbow.  "Leave it," the dwarf growled.  "This is a
no-win deal."  To the Harbor Captain, he said, "Where are you going with this?"
     The man tipped his head back slightly, the better to look down his nose at the
two arena standbys.  "That is an impertinent question from a criminal.  I am
enforcing the stability of the Empire."
     M. Konvalh Chardinee, standing at the back of the guardroom, leaned toward his
companion, Arenamaster Kharghal, and muttered, "This is a stacked deck, and you set
it up.  What are YOU getting at?"
     Kharghal shrugged.  "Unless you want to join them, keep quiet and watch."
     It was clear that wherever this was going, the place it arrived at was not going
to be a pleasant one, so the Chardinee closed his mouth.  But this behavior on the
part of the arenamaster was not going to inspire confidence in any of the warriors
under his control.  He returned his attention to the Harbor Captain, who was winding
up a harangue and getting down to verdict and sentence.
     "So," the Captain said, "since your intentions were 'good' so far as they went,
it is judged appropriate to offer you mercy.  You have a choice:  You may serve the
Great Kjarran at the next sacrifice, or you may serve the Glorious Empire in a more
extended fashion under a one-year geas to the Lord Bazidhar of Salamar.  What say
you, criminals?"
     "We'll serve this Bazidhar, of course," Shagrath said.  "As you knew we would."
     The Chardinee glanced sideways at Kharghal.  Bazidhar was one of the
arenamaster's cronies; they went carousing together.  Although Kharghal didn't know
that Konvalh knew, and the Chardinee did not propose to tell him.  The Society of
Chardinee reached into many unlikely places across the length and breadth of
Alastari, but that was no reason to advertise how much information flowed through
their network.

     Shagrath put his hands on his hips and glared at Lord Bazidar.  With bushy black
eyebrows and a big nose, not to mention a typical dwarvish beard, the assassin did
"glaring" very well.  "Okay," he said, "you've got us.  Now tell us what you wanted
us FOR."
     Bazidar smiled, a slight movement of thin lips that did not make him look
friendly.  "I was told you would be impertinent.  Not that it matters."  He leaned
forward and flipped open a scroll on the table that separated him from the two arena
warriors.  It was a map of the northern part of the Karnhorn Empire, from east of
Aljafir west as far as Kurukar.  "I am the Warden of what is, since the secession of
Kurukar, the Western Marches.  The border I defend is continually assailed by
brigands and beasts and... I am not sure what.  Some are natural hazards that have
existed forever, such as the bears and wolves who prey on isolated farmsteads."  He
shrugged.  "That is the Way of Things, and those who dwell on the edges of settled
lands will always face them."
     Korranjal muttered something under his breath, which Shagrath did not ask him to
repeat.  It was probably inflammatory.  The Guard had come from just such a border
area and had said, more than once, that it wasn't "right" that predators should be
left to prey on the border farmers.
     "The brigands...."  Bazidhar frowned.  "Some are wild Shews and others of that
ilk, some are, I believe, refugees from Kurukar.  Some are alone, and others show
sign of being organized."  He met the dwarf's glare with his own.  "I will not have
organized brigands preying on MY border.  You will go among them in the character of
fugitives from Aljafir, discover who leads the bands and where they are based, and
then return to guide my soldiers to the attack."
     "What about the monsters or demons or whatever that you almost mentioned?"
Shagrath asked.
     "That is a separate problem.  One thing at a time.  When I can be sure my
soldiers will not be attacked by brigands, then I can decide what to do about
monsters.  Or whatever they might be."
     "You say we are to go as fugitives," Korranjal said now.  "Yet your men patrol
that border we have to cross, do they not?  How are we to pass them?"
     "Very carefully.  The arena resurrects those who are so inept as to get
themselves killed.  Be assured that I will not waste my resources in that fashion."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Alexander, you have just learned (you DID say you were slow that way) one
of gladiatings great maxims:  Arrogance goes before a loss.  Don't slight the
practicing, pay attention, and you'll be here writing this column next time.  You've
seen me fight, you know I won't be changing strategies, you can DO it, man.

                                     Tabeta Unis

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if they fought you, 
hurt)?  2527 A.D., on their very first turn, went 3-0-2.  Hey everybody, watch out 
for KHALUM'S MIDGET, who flew up 24 points in the rankings after mashing VURZHAL UR 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was OBIDA PANIRI, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with MAXIMUS.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES' MARSHALL, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by TABETA 
UNIS.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Yesterday I talked to the PROJECT MAYHEM 
XXX's manager and ALEXANDER THE GREAT, slayer of HI-JINX.  The manager:  'I think I 
can, I think I can'.  ALEXANDER THE GREAT:  'I already did'.  Ask not the elves for 
counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     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.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TABETA UNIS 6405             19  42  0   118       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656     17   6  2    95       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 MARSHALL 6673                12   9  1    80       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              13  23  1    63       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          6   1  0    61       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             5   6  0    59       LET'S DUEL! (519)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                  6   4  1    51       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             7  12  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 RONALD REAGAN 6729            3   0  0    29       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-EXODIA NECROSS 6654           2   3  0    29       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            6   7  1    26       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XP 6734                       1   0  1    16       2527 A.D. (551)
 VIRGIN 6735                   1   0  1    16       2527 A.D. (551)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            2   4  0    10       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DARKNESS 6732                 1   0  0     8       2527 A.D. (551)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 629  0  1 0   1                   VIRGIN 6735           522 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 630  0  1 0   1                   XP 6734               522 NONE    
ELF LORD 3 6736        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 522 NONE    
ELF LORD 2 6739        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 522 NONE    
ELF LORD 5 6740        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 BANDIT PRINCE 650     522 NONE    
ELF LORD 4 6738        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 DARK CHAMPION 649     522 NONE    
ELF LORD 1 6737        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 HIGH ELF 644          522 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khalum's Midget -- You are the CROOKEDEST line I ever saw.  A hunchback, in fact! --
Straight Line, no bending

Ronald Reagan -- TWO riposte skills?  My hero! -- Erbin Frorlin
P.S.  Hey, a man gets to pick his own heroes, doesn't he?

Marshall -- I think the problem here is that I'm basically law-abiding, and you've
got the name of a lawman.  But I am absolutely INNOCENT of wrong-doing!  Just because
I'm a Shew....  (heavy sigh)  And I'm not really, I'm a very tall Karnhorn, but on my
first or second fight, I forget exactly, some worthy Shew was killed either by me or
beside me, really, I don't remember this stuff, too many blows to the head, and I
vowed to keep the race designation out of respect for him.  I remember that. --
Vurzhal Ur

Maximus -- Keep working on it, hmm?  I don't mind the wins while you're learning. --
Obida Paniri
P.S.  Why didn't you learn more?

Ed. -- (sternly)  We don't do "cute" here. -- Erbin Frorlin

     Are you SURE? -- Ed.

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELF LORD 3 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ELF LORD 2 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ELF LORD 5 was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ELF LORD 4 was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ELF LORD 1 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
TABETA UNIS subdued MARSHALL in a 1 minute master's Title competition.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VURZHAL UR was handily defeated by KHALUM'S MIDGET in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MAXIMUS vanquished OBIDA PANIRI in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
STRAIGHT LINE was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERBIN FRORLIN was overpowered by RONALD REAGAN in a 1 minute uneven match.
VIRGIN executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
XP killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
DARKNESS unbelievably bested NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 5 minute bloody novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  1      38  |

Turn 522 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673              12   9  1   80 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718                6   4  1   51 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAXIMUS 
6718, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, ELF LORD 4 6738, TABETA UNIS 6405, XP 6734, ELF LORD 5 
6740, MARSHALL 6673, RONALD REAGAN 6729, VIRGIN 6735, and ELF LORD 3 6736.

The least popular fighter this week was DARKNESS 6732.  The other ten least popular 
6618, ELF LORD 1 6737, ELF LORD 2 6739, ELF LORD 3 6736, VIRGIN 6735, RONALD REAGAN 
6729, and MARSHALL 6673.


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes