Date   : 02/23/2004    Duedate: 03/06/2004


DM-26    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors


(26-4277) [13-14-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DIESEL                         SON OF A GUN
WARCKERS (362)                 IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
(26-4277) [13-14-0,91]         (26-4382) [4-2-0,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIO                            SPLINTER
HEADBANGERS (87)               HEADBANGERS (87)
(26-4302) [13-10-1,58]         (26-4439) [3-0-0,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WARCKERS (362)              57
2. SHERWOOD FOREST (438)       18      WARCKERS (362)
3. SOULS OF BLACK (303)        17      Unchartered Team
4. IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)     15
5. HEADBANGERS (87)             3      IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (432)          34  11  1 75.6   1/ 2 WARCKERS (362)           12  3 0
 2/ 3 WARCKERS (362)           518 371 28 58.3   2/ 1 HEADBANGERS (87)         10  5 2
 3/ 2 HEADBANGERS (87)         377 272 23 58.1   3/ 5 GOLDEN CANYON (290)       5 10 0
 4/ 4 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)    150 120 19 55.6   4/ 7*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)   4  2 0
 5/ 5 HOME LIFE (453)          125 101  7 55.3   5/ 6 SOULS OF BLACK (303)      4 10 0
 6- 6 HISTORY! (391)            43  45  3 48.9   6- 3 WATCH OUT! (432)          3  1 0
 7/ 8 SOULS OF BLACK (303)     198 260 16 43.2   7/ 4 SHERWOOD FOREST (438)     3  5 0
 8/ 9 GOLDEN CANYON (290)      354 525 13 40.3   8- 8 HISTORY! (391)            2  3 0
 9/10*IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)    9  19  1 32.1   9/10 HOME LIFE (453)           0  6 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[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by...some kind of monsters sitting in the
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight...well, he WAS the
arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly,
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered,
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.
"There's something bad going down here."


     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a
fast ride south.  Well...fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so worried.
Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have accomplished in six
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought,
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling
community, but...this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room,
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well,
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
     He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working,
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well,
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that...tell them
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): JERRY CURL of DA AFRO (?, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): BLIND GIRL of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HERCULES of HISTORY! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): CMOT DIBBLER of THE DISC (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): SNOWY OWL of CALL OF THE WILD from KYR'TERR (Poison Ivy)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 482): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 471): THE MC5 (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 471): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 472): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 433): BATTLE SCHOOL (?, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 426): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 142): SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 367): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
               (turn 239): ABYSS of PHANTOM FORCES 2 (The Catalyst, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
                   (turn 481): B.S. of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 425): SKOWIE of SPRINGFIELD XIII (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 419): OPURT of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
                 (turn 418): BANANA JR of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in CALEAM since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  HEADBANGERS were a 
bunch of dogs after WARCKERS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  Up 'n 
down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, IT'S ALL RELATIVE's 4th moved them up to 2-1-0 place.  What's with TEMOOR?  He 
actually beat CALEAM's TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at GOLDEN CANYON.  MISS PRISS lost 14 points to TUK ADOW.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MISS PRISS will provide more easy wins...  Har 
har har!  Did HERCULES wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster 
anymore.  I'm sure CALEAM is excited about DIESEL, the new Duelmaster from WARCKERS.  
(remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  CALEAM thinks WARCKERS 
and their 518-371-28 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at HEADBANGERS ain't reelin'!  WARCKERS' mad! 
How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, KORIBUS!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  KORIBUS didn't quite know what to 
make of a challenge he received from ZODIAC FREAK of HEADBANGERS, who is 23 points 
below him.  ZODIAC FREAK perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued KORIBUS 
and ended up with 51 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about 
the kind of fights that SPLINTER gets in.  He fights people like GRAPHITE, 12 points 
below.  I thought SPLINTER showed great skill and promise when he beat GRAPHITE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is SOULS OF BLACK getting weak?  What sort of warriors let a 
comrade fall without getting revenge?  Times have changed...  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?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIESEL 4277                  13  14  0    91       WARCKERS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HERCULES 3692                13  11  1   106       HISTORY! (391)
-SAPPER 4243                  13   8  2   100       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICHARD M NIXON 3585         14   9  0    85       HISTORY! (391)
-PHOBOPHOBIA 4144              8   0  0    84       WATCH OUT! (432)
-SAILOR VENUS 4326            12   2  0    74       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 MOUNTAIN TROLL 4385           7   2  1    72       HEADBANGERS (87)
 RAZOR BACK 4317              13   8  0    69       WARCKERS (362)
 AMEE 4301                    15   8  2    67       HEADBANGERS (87)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145           7   3  1    67       WATCH OUT! (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIMSY 4406                   5   0  0    66       WARCKERS (362)
-SINISTROPHOBIA 4143          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (432)
 DIO 4302                     13  10  1    58       HEADBANGERS (87)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORIBUS 4227                  8  31  0    55       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 ZODIAC FREAK 4353             6   6  2    51       HEADBANGERS (87)
 TUK ADOW 4395                 4   1  0    49       WARCKERS (362)
-MELOPHOBIA 4247               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (432)
 SON OF A GUN 4382             4   2  0    37       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARDON 4364                  7   5  2    34       SOULS OF BLACK (303)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEIDAO 4365                   6   6  0    33       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 SPLINTER 4439                 3   0  0    33       HEADBANGERS (87)
 MISS PRISS 4371               5   7  0    30       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIKSU 4361                    4   8  0    20       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 DE DE MAO 4397                3   3  0    20       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 TEMOOR 4442                   1   0  0    20       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 ONYX 4409                     3   1  0    18       WARCKERS (362)
 MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405            3   3  1    16       SOULS OF BLACK (303)
 MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380          2   4  0    15       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 GRAPHITE 4408                 2   2  0    14       SHERWOOD FOREST (438)
 GO-FER 4444                   1   0  0    11       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
 POPPA LODE 4392               1   6  0     9       GOLDEN CANYON (290)
-MENGELA... 3939               2   2  0     8       HISTORY! (391)
 TWISTED SISTER 4390           1   1  0     8       IT'S ALL RELATIVE (449)
 JUMBO SHRIMP 4440             0   2  0     2       HOME LIFE (453)
 BOUNCER 4445                  0   1  0     1       GOLDEN CANYON (290)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE NUGGET 4269     6 22 0 GOLDEN CANYON 290     DIO 4302              472         
DONTNEEDONE 4443       0  1 0 SHERWOOD FOREST 438   SPYMASTER 418         473 NONE    
MAUREN 4362            3  1 0 SOULS OF BLACK 303    SARMASSOPHOBIA 4145   469 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Ahhh, you have just got to love 5-0 turns, don't ya! -- Sablon-O-Vlad, manager

Oh, look at the new Duelmaster!  Hercules, Hercules, Hercules! -- SOV

Watch Out -- Hey now, make up your mind.  Are you here or not? -- Headbangers

Send me to the dark arena, will he!  I'll show him.... -- Zodiac Freak
P.S.  Learning 4 attack skills is more like it!

Leeta and Little Nugget -- My deepest condolences.  I was in no way trying to kill
the little Nugget.  Hopefully the poor record kept you from getting too attached.
Again, sorry.  She kept jumping on my short spear.  What could I do? -- Dio

Poppa Lode -- If you mean Lode of skills, you were right! -- Splinter

Noble Assassin -- That was not very noble of you giving Mountain Troll a scare like
that.  You were supposed to roll over like a good boy and quit. -- Sablon-O-Vlad

Home Life -- A tad bloody, are we not? -- Headbangers

Melophobia -- Fear is a terrible thing.  Although you may "watch out" for that which
you fear, the dread of a possible encounter is worse than the reality, is it not?
Go, and fear no more. -- Koribus

Dio -- (really irritated look)  I hate dying.  I don't have TIME to die this week.
You threw a real monkey wrench, maybe even a whole gorilla wrench, into my plans. --
Ghost of Little Nugget

Splinter -- You the one who loves a woman with a wooden leg?  Not exactly sensual, is

it?  But some days, that's just the way it goes. -- Poppa Lode
P.S.  You were definitely a headbanger in the full meaning of that term, though.

Hercules -- Think of it as a going-away present from me.  And I am SO glad to be
going away.... -- Sarina

Sinistrophobia -- I hate it when my weapon breaks.  TWICE!  That was overdoing it. --
Miss Priss

Everybody likes the way I teach. -- Koribus, Most Challenged

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

DONTNEEDONE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPLINTER viciously subdued GRAPHITE in a 3 minute novice's Challenge duel.
ZODIAC FREAK savagely defeated KORIBUS in a 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DE DE MAO bested AIKSU in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
TWISTED SISTER was demolished by PEIDAO in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MOUNTAIN TROLL was defeated by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute struggle.
AMEE was overpowered by DIESEL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
DIO was overpowered by FLIMSY in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
RAZOR BACK vanquished CHARDON in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
TUK ADOW vanquished MISS PRISS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOUNTAIN MIKE was overpowered by SON OF A GUN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MOTHER SUPERIOR defeated POPPA LODE in a 1 minute match.
ONYX subdued BOUNCER in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
JUMBO SHRIMP was devastated by GO-FER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TEMOOR devastated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  34 -  5      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  27 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  1      32  |

Turn 473 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAZOR BACK 4317            13   8  0   69 WARCKERS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIO 4302                   13  10  1   58 HEADBANGERS (87)
AIMED BLOW       TUK ADOW 4395               4   1  0   49 WARCKERS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIO 4302.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SPLINTER 4439.  The ten other most popular fighters were DE DE MAO 4397, MOUNTAIN 
4408, DIESEL 4277, SON OF A GUN 4382, and MOTHER SUPERIOR 4380.

The least popular fighter this week was JUMBO SHRIMP 4440.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ONYX 4409, POPPA LODE 4392, MOUNTAIN MIKE 4405, MISS PRISS 
4371, CHARDON 4364, AMEE 4301, KORIBUS 4227, DONTNEEDONE 4443, TUK ADOW 4395, and DIO