Date   : 03/09/2007    Duedate: 04/05/2007


DM-28    TURN-278

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-4244) [14-10-1,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY ELMA                      PUG
FILIPINA LADYZ (423)           LEGION OF DOOM (491)
(28-4244) [14-10-1,81]         (28-4405) [5-1-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY ELMA                      STORMDANCER
FILIPINA LADYZ (423)           DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-4244) [14-10-1,81]         (28-4278) [12-9-0,64]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL AND SILK (495)        50
2. THE DISCIPLES (497)         44      THE PENTARCHY (397)
3. THE ANIMALS (475)           38      Unchartered Team
4. PHANTACITY (480)            33
5. FLYING MONKEYS (493)        28      THE DISCIPLES (497)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE DISCIPLES (497)        3   2  1 60.0   1/ 3 THE ANIMALS (475)        11  4 2
 2/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)      255 172  6 59.7   2/ 4*LEGION OF DOOM (491)      9  4 1
 3/ 1*FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    12   9  0 57.1   3/ 1 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  5 0
 4/ 3*LEGION OF DOOM (491)      13  10  1 56.5   4/ 5 PHANTACITY (480)          7  3 1
 5/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)      291 297 11 49.5   5/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)       7  8 0
 6/ 6 THE ANIMALS (475)         46  49  4 48.4   6/ 2*FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    6  7 0
 7/ 9 PHANTACITY (480)          28  32  4 46.7   7/ 8 STEEL AND SILK (495)      4 11 0
 8- 7*SANGUIS MORI (488)        14  16  4 46.7   8/ 7 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      3  1 0
 9/ 8 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      91 116  6 44.0   9/ 0*THE DISCIPLES (497)       3  2 1
10-11*CIVILIZATION (492)         4   6  0 40.0  10/13*FLYING MONKEYS (493)      3  6 0
11/12*FLYING MONKEYS (493)       6  13  0 31.6  11-12*CIVILIZATION (492)        2  3 0
12/13 STEEL AND SILK (495)      21  49  1 30.0  12/14*SERPENT_CRUE (494)        2  8 0
13/15*SERPENT_CRUE (494)         2   8  0 20.0  13-11*SANGUIS MORI (488)        1  4 0
14-14*THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)     1   4  0 20.0  14-15*THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)    1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Pacifist~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     I am known as "The Pacifist."  My true name I will not reveal until I have found
and challenged my brother Zanfane, who had me abducted and sold as payment for his
gambling debts.
     It is enough to know that I was raised by my grandmother, and grew up in the
foothills of the mountains near Arkers.  As a young girl I spent hours playing with
the wild mountain cats.  Normally ferocious, the panthers and pumas of the mountains
were as playful kittens to me.  Together we spent many days wandering the mountains,
and I came to prefer their company to that of the village folk.  My grandmother,
Helen, who was of pure Aruaki descent, often smiled when she told me my eyes reminded
her of my wild mountain playmates.
     On the night I was taken, I awoke to hear my degenerate older brother berating
my grandmother for her shape-shifting lineage.  I left my bed and entered the small 
front room of our house just in time to see Zanfane, in a wild rage, beat my
grandmother to the ground.  I rushed to her aid, but a back-hand slap from Zanfane
sent me reeling.  Falling, my head struck the hearth stones, and I was knocked
     The next memory I have is that of being jerked awake by ice water hurled in my
face.  I was bound in a long line of others who were being herded to market as
slaves.  I cried out that some mistake had been made, but the slave master only
laughed.  My brother appeared, and I begged him to vouch for me.  He would not look
at me.  Horrified, I watched him accept a small pouch of coin from the master and
skulk off into the night.
     Since then I have had many masters, some kind, some not.  Often I was beaten for
my unruly behavior.  One master was an old Alchemist, from whom I learned many
secrets of the art, though he often beat me when he caught me spying on him at work.
My last master, tiring of my pugnacity, hired me out to be trained for the arena.  At
least in this way, he could recoup his investment, he said.  I had just completed my
training when he died.  In his will, he ordered all his slaves freed, and I was
pushed onto the streets.
     Living a hand to mouth existence, I made my way to Morya, where I found
employment with Casul Calvata in his new stable of fighters.  They are a strange lot
these Flying Monkeys.  Some have stories similar to mine, others keep to themselves.
But on the whole, I have never known truer friends since the days of my youth among
the wild panthers in Aruak.
     Given all that I have endured, it may seem odd to say that I take no pleasure in
combat.  I fight only out of necessity.  With my new freedom, I will again delve into
the arts of Alchemy whenever I am away from the Arena.  I will seek to learn how to
harness the inner weaknesses of others, that they may be turned upon themselves.  And
always, I look to the day when I again face my brother, Zanfane.

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Morya:

     Young Joan had asked, "Why are the dead restless, and what can we do to give
them peace?"  And her teammate had agreed to scry an answer for her... in a graveyard
at midnight.
     Haruspek straightened away from his tablet of engraved yew, the movement
abrupt, even alarmed.  It slid a little on the tombstone he was using for a
worktable, and the pattern of... stuff, herbs and bits of bone and fur and feathers,
that he had cast across it shifted, too.
     Young Joan shivered again.  She was no shaman or seer to know exactly what
Haruspek had done, but she could feel the movement of powers in the night, the
twisting of immaterial currents into a pattern that partly responded to, partly
coerced the pattern on the tablet.
     "The Water Gate," Haruspek said.  His voice was thin and strained.  "The Moon's
Path.  The Dark Riders."
     Joan waited.  Surely there was more?  This didn't seem to answer her dilemma.
She counted heartbeats.  Three, four, five, six--
     "Feed the ghosts."  His breath whistled.  "Light into shadow, bring them light.
The Dark Road.  Too many shadows.  Free the ghosts.  Follow the Moon's Daughter to
the Water Gate.  There will be a guide."  Haruspek wobbled and his eyes rolled back
in his head; he fell sideways off the flat surface of the gravestone onto the winter-
killed grass.
     Joan flung herself down beside him, feeling for a pulse at his neck.  Finding
one, and glad of it.  Her young teammate wouldn't have done this if she hadn't asked
him to.  Pressed him to, when he'd been reluctant.
     He had asked her question of... whatever spirits were here.  The dead, she
supposed, since it was a graveyard.  Just because she didn't understand the answers
didn't mean they were wrong.  She just needed to think.  But she did wish Uncle Wolf
was here to explain things.

Near Rocanis:

     "Dark and stormy, of COURSE," Buck Fever said.  "What other kind of night would
we be out in?"
     "Be quieter," Lord Protector Bitter Vetch said.  "We could get killed out here,
you know.  Or worse."
     "What's worse than getting killed?"
     "Any number of things that could happen to someone straying on Spirit Ridge at
night without a shaman," the older man replied promptly.  "Trust me when I say you
don't want to know the details."
     "Okay.  So why ARE we out there, then?"  Buck tripped over... something unseen
on the path, nearly fell, and stiffled a curse.  The path up Spirit Ridge was tricky
in the dark.  Hell, it was tricky in the daylight; in the dark, it was worse.  He
didn't want to think what it would be like coming back down, still in the dark, and
probably raining hard.  It was already beginning to sprinkle.
     After several minutes, Vetch answered, "We're supposed to... meet someone on the
     "Meet--!  Who?"
     "I wasn't told."
     "Tricky phrasing," Buck noted.  "You found out some other way?"
     "I don't know, not for sure.  If I'm guessing right... maybe ghosts."

Near Lapur:

     Redfox, a Cardow Hunter who had graduated from Dullens, frowned at his manager.
"Uncle Wolf, are you SURE this is a good idea?"
     The old shaman didn't look up from the pattern he was sketching in the snow.  "I
know it is a bad idea," he said.  "Just not as bad as the alternatives."  He looked
up, his eyes colder than the night sky above them.  "Not as bad as doing nothing."
He raised the dagger he was using to draw with and pointed at a spot in the pattern.
"Stand there," he said, "and don't move, don't talk."
     Redfox stayed where he was.  "What happens when you... make this thing work?"
The gladiator knew himself for a simple hunter and warrior; he had no pretensions to
shamanic skills.  He didn't want any such skills.  He didn't want anything to do with
situations that required such skills.
     The shaman sighed.  "This is... a doorway of sorts."
     Redfox tensed.  "To the Spirit Land?"  He had been there, or somewhere connected
with there, before.  It had not been a pleasant experience.
     "No.  The Spirit Land is closed to all but the dead at this time.  This is... a
way around it.  A detour, you might say."
     "To where?"
     The old shaman shook his head.  After a moment, he said, "I don't think I could
explain it in a way that would be meaningful to you.  Just call it... somewhere
     When Redfox opened his mouth to ask another question, Wolf held up his hand.
"No, 'Fox.  You're a good man when it comes time to act.  That will be your job.  I'm
sending you to somebody who needs a man of action, and will give you instructions
when the time comes.  Now, take your position and let's get this done."
     "Your main character flaw," Uncle Wolf observed, "is a tendency to ask too many
questions.  You need to fight that, 'Fox."
     "If you can't tell me where I'm going, can you at least tell me who I'm supposed
to help?" Redfox asked, exasperated.
     The old shaman grinned, looking suddenly very like his namesake animal.  "I'm
sending you to Raigavor the Unholy," he said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  THE ANIMALS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep 
it.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at 
FLOWERED HAMMERZ, who went down to 2nd from 6th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a 
solid 2-3-0 outing, FLYING MONKEYS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  THE 
ANIMALS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-2 week advancing from 3rd place to 1st place.  
Hey everybody, watch out for AARD VARK, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after 
mashing LE PLON like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PUG was overcame by SCARLET ROSE and drops 15 
points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, BUT LADY ELMA is 
still the Duelmaster because she has the most recognition points!  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the MORYA arena.  Did you 
hear that FLOWERED HAMMERZ was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of FLOWERED HAMMERZ's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch SERPENT_CRUE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from FLOWERED HAMMERZ.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges 
were votes, SURGICAL would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't 
want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 1-13-0 COLD CAST was 
sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might take 
notice of this.  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  HARUSPEK II:  THE REMATCH.  We might 
as well mark the passing of ATON, who was relatively new to the arena at 2-1-0.  
Probably killed before his first shave.  Big man!  UDRI kills HARUSPEK.  Who ya gonna 
fight next, UDRI--Minnie Mouse?  I hope DODGE BULLETS has a good enough fighter to 
beat the snot out of UDRI.  Congrats to THE PACIFIST for revenging the death of hers 
teammate (but more importantly, feeding TROOPER TED a bit of dirt).  Remember:  
alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what 
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY ELMA 4244               14  10  1    81       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAIDISAVA 4370                6   1  0    75       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SRAN3E 4382                   7   1  0    71       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMDANCER 4278             12   9  0    64       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDRI 4332                     7   5  4    55       PHANTACITY (480)
 MANKILLER 4279               13   8  0    52       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-XANAX 4384                    4   0  0    51       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 VELVET FINISH 4441            7   7  0    49       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 AARD VARK 4404                6   1  0    49       THE ANIMALS (475)
 SCARLET ROSE 4440             4  10  0    49       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 PUMA 4294                    10   9  0    42       THE ANIMALS (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LE PLON 4326                  8   6  0    40       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 DAMASCUS 4436                 5   9  1    40       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 PUG 4405                      5   1  0    34       LEGION OF DOOM (491)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORVANDIS 4402                4   4  0    29       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SHARAPOVA 4371                5   4  0    27       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424               4   2  0    27       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 KASAP 4449                    2   1  0    27       PHANTACITY (480)
 OPASAN 4381                   5   3  0    24       PHANTACITY (480)
 ALFREDO SAWS 4419             1   3  0    24       FLYING MONKEYS (493)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APE 4454                      2   1  1    22       THE ANIMALS (475)
-MORTUUS 4387                  3   3  1    21       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 NAMELESS ONE 4450             2   0  1    21       LEGION OF DOOM (491)
-CAEDERE 4389                  4   2  1    20       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 OWL 4453                      2   1  1    20       THE ANIMALS (475)
-CRUORIS 4388                  3   3  1    19       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 CYPRESS (THE MAD) 4459        1   0  1    19       THE DISCIPLES (497)
 THE PACIFIST 4420             1   3  0    19       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 YELL O ROSE HAMMER 4337       3   2  0    17       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 JINX 4461                     1   0  0    17       THE DISCIPLES (497)
 AARD WOLF 4411                4   2  1    15       THE ANIMALS (475)
 VORTEX 4423                   2   2  0    15       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 CANDACE 4451                  2   0  0    14       LEGION OF DOOM (491)
 BANE 4463                     1   1  0    14       LEGION OF DOOM (491)
 VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456        2   0  0    12       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 TROOPER TED 4443              3   1  1    11       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 GREEN ROSE HAMMER 4335        3   2  0    11       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339        3   2  0    11       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 SURGICAL 4437                 2   5  0    11       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 BITTERSWEET 4432              1   1  0    11       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-MONTEZUMA 4414                1   1  0     9       CIVILIZATION (492)
-MESSORA 4427                  2   1  1     8       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-FATI 4386                     1   5  0     8       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-SHAKA 4413                    1   1  0     7       CIVILIZATION (492)
-GILGAMESH 4415                1   1  0     7       CIVILIZATION (492)
 SECI 4464                     1   0  0     6       PHANTACITY (480)
 DASHEMI THE GREAT 4460        1   0  0     6       THE DISCIPLES (497)
 FRED UCCINI 4421              1   3  0     6       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-MISAO 4447                    1   0  0     5       THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)
-HAMMURABI 4416                1   1  0     4       CIVILIZATION (492)
 WRAITH_MOURN 4431             1   1  0     4       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-TEMUDJIN 4417                 0   2  0     2       CIVILIZATION (492)
 PITH_FERAL 4434               0   2  0     2       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 LADY_DIRGE 4435               0   2  0     2       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-HITOKIRI BATTOSAI 4444        0   1  0     1       THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)
-YAMIKO 4446                   0   1  0     1       THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)
 LADY ANITSIRK 4457            0   1  0     1       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-SANOSUSKE 4445                0   1  0     1       THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)
-KAROU 4448                    0   1  0     1       THE KENSHIN GUMI (496)
 D.A.S. 4458                   0   1  0     1       THE DISCIPLES (497)
 JOURNEY 4462                  0   1  0     1       THE DISCIPLES (497)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WEASEL 4295            8  8 1 THE ANIMALS 475       UDRI 4332             275         
HARUSPEK 4334          5  9 0 DODGE BULLETS 126     UDRI 4332             278         
BLACK STEM HAMME 4455  1  1 0 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481  APE 4454              278         
LADY DAI 4422          1  1 0 FLYING MONKEYS 493    TROOPER TED 4443      275 JUST REV
ATON 4452              2  1 0 LEGION OF DOOM 491    CYPRESS (THE MAD 4459 278         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BOG 4428               0  1 0 PHANTACITY 480        MESSORA 4427          274 REVENGED
TOR_WYND 4433          0  2 0 SERPENT_CRUE 494      OWL 4453              278         
COLD CAST 4439         1 13 0 STEEL AND SILK 495    SHEWISH GIANT 344     278 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cold Cast -- (recoiling)  You're cold!  Like a bit of stone on a winter night, very
unpleasant.  And, totally useless for any kind of scrying or foretelling.  How is
THAT going to help me? -- Haruspek the annoyed
P.S.  You probably don't even HAVE entrails!

Surgical -- Hmm, at first glance, I read your name as "Suicidal," and it surprised me
considering the way you came out of the gate.  Makes more sense now; cats always did
fancy themselves as masters of precision with their claws and teeth. -- Lorvandis
P.S.  Glad you weren't USING your claws and teeth, you might have done better.

Lady Elma -- Wow, glad you won that one!  I did and do NOT need to be the Duel2Dude
at this time. -- Stormdancer
P.S.  Although a couple more wins would be fine.
P.P.S.  Graduate.  You must be ready.

Scarlet Rose -- Big thing, aren't you?  With that record, I thought at first you
might be a teammate of mine!  But since you're not a man, I tried to be gentle with
you.  So far as I could without losing, of course. -- Mankiller
P.S.  I hope your record doesn't get you in trouble with your manager.  It just takes
a while to get into the rhythm, sometimes.

Yamiko -- Such is life in the arena.  Just be glad it wasn't your death in the arena!
-- Cloudrider

Michael -- The slow no-tourney will be dm83.  You just need to send a roll-up and a
pledge to respect the specific rules (ask Sandy the pledge, or get it on the dm81
thread on the reality.com site). -- Le Pentarque.

My manager offered me a few turns of holidays on the beach.  Waouh!! -- Xanax, always
a bit nervous.

Cloudrider -- As much as I would like to ease your mental angst by telling you that I
have "tourney" fights, I cannot tell that lie.  It was all natural.  If it makes you
feel any better, lads Dirge shares your pain. -- Aton

New Teams -- Welcome.  May your blades stay sharp and your wits, harper.  Just not as
sharp as mine. -- Mgr, Legion of Doom

Hammer -- I will commit a stable to a "slow" no-tourney arena.  What arena will it be
held in?  And when will it be starting?  I hope that many will join! -- Azaziel, true
manager of Sangus Mori
P.S.  The Saint, take note...

     I'll remind her; she's currently on leave. -- Temp Ed.

Lorvandis -- Send me a diplo!  We could maybe forge an alliance... what do you think?
-- Fati

Black Storm -- Still waiting on you! -- Azaziel
P.S.  I believe Michael Eldritch has been trying to contact you!  Why the silence?

     Damascus and Scarlet Rose -- They claim that it is a "secret weapon." --
     Arenamaster Nor

14 February 2007

RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COLD CAST was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
THE PACIFIST subdued TROOPER TED in a 3 minute novice's Bloodfeud melee.
SRAN3E defeated STORMDANCER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge duel.
VAIDISAVA devastated MANKILLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
OPASAN was demolished by VELVET FINISH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SHARAPOVA was overpowered by DAMASCUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
SCARLET ROSE outwaited PUG in a slow 11 minute gruesome Challenge competition.
KASAP viciously subdued YELL O ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
BITTERSWEET won victory over SURGICAL in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
LADY ELMA lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute Title duel.
PUMA defeated ALFREDO SAWS in a 2 minute gory expert vs. novice match.
LE PLON was luckily beaten by AARD VARK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
UDRI easily killed HARUSPEK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LORVANDIS demolished BLACK ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
AARD WOLF was overcome by CLOUDRIDER in a popular 1 minute conflict.
VORTEX vanquished D.A.S. in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
WRAITH_MOURN was vanquished by BANE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FRED UCCINI was viciously subdued by VENUS TRAP HAMMER in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
TOR_WYND was executed by OWL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
PITH_FERAL was beaten by CANDACE in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
LADY_DIRGE was devastated by NAMELESS ONE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GREEN ROSE HAMMER was luckily beaten by JINX in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.
ATON was put to death by CYPRESS (THE MAD) in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
APE butchered BLACK STEM HAMMER in a 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
DASHEMI THE GREAT defeated LADY ANITSIRK in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
JOURNEY was viciously subdued by SECI in a exciting 1 minute gruesome novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  10 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  12 -  3      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    48 -  36 -  8      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  36 -  7      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  20 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  32 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  27 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        20 -  31 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  24 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  25 -  0      32  |

Turn 278 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LADY ELMA 4244             14  10  1   81 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAIDISAVA 4370              6   1  0   75 THE PENTARCHY (397)
TOTAL PARRY      SRAN3E 4382                 7   1  0   71 PHANTACITY (480)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           12   9  0   64 DODGE BULLETS (126)
BASHING ATTACK   UDRI 4332                   7   5  4   55 PHANTACITY (480)
PARRY-STRIKE     PUMA 4294                  10   9  0   42 THE ANIMALS (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADY ELMA 4244.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COLD CAST 4439.  The ten other most popular fighters were STORMDANCER 4278, LE 
4335, DASHEMI THE GREAT 4460, SECI 4464, VAIDISAVA 4370, and KASAP 4449.

The least popular fighter this week was PUG 4405.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOURNEY 4462, ATON 4452, LADY_DIRGE 4435, PITH_FERAL 4434, TOR_WYND 
4433, D.A.S. 4458, BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339, AARD VARK 4404, SURGICAL 4437, and YELL O