Date   : 12/14/2007    Duedate: 01/10/2008


DM-28    TURN-288

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-4382) [12-4-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAIDISAVA                      ZAIRE
THE PENTARCHY (397)            ZULU NATION (501)
(28-4370) [12-2-0,138]         (28-4488) [5-3-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMDANCER                    SHARAPOVA
DODGE BULLETS (126)            THE PENTARCHY (397)
(28-4278) [18-13-1,90]         (28-4371) [12-6-1,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENT_CRUE (494)          38
2. PHANTACITY (480)            37      FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
3. STEEL AND SILK (495)        34      Unchartered Team
4. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       27
5. ZULU NATION (501)           25SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SPACELY'S SPROCKET (503)   5   1  1 83.3   1/ 1 THE PENTARCHY (397)      11  3 0
 2/ 0*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)      3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 DODGE BULLETS (126)      10  5 1
 3/ 2 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    44  26  5 62.9   3/ 3*ZULU NATION (501)         9  4 1
 4/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      291 180  7 61.8   4/ 5*BLOOD LEGION (486)        7  6 2
 5/ 4*ZULU NATION (501)         18  16  3 52.9   5/ 4 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    7  8 1
 6/ 0 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     41  38  1 51.9   6/ 9*FLYING MONKEYS (493)      6  8 1
 7/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)      320 317 12 50.2   7/ 7 PHANTACITY (480)          6  8 0
 8/ 6 PHANTACITY (480)          49  51  7 49.0   8/ 8 THE ANIMALS (475)         6  9 0
 9/ 7 THE ANIMALS (475)         69  76  5 47.6   9/10*SPACELY'S SPROCKET (503)  5  1 1
10/ 8*BLOOD LEGION (486)        16  21  2 43.2  10/ 6 STEEL AND SILK (495)      5  5 0
11/ 9 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      93 124  6 42.9  11/ 0*EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     3  1 0
12/11 STEEL AND SILK (495)      40  65  1 38.1  12/11*SERPENT_CRUE (494)        3  7 0
13-10*TERRA'S REIGN (500)        6  10  1 37.5  13/12 FILIPINA LADYZ (423)      0  3 0
14/13*SERPENT_CRUE (494)        14  24  3 36.8  14-14*TERRA'S REIGN (500)       0  3 0
15/12*FLYING MONKEYS (493)      14  29  1 32.6  15/ 0 UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)     0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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     Was it that she was crazy or did the fires of rage override any common sense she
may have possessed?  It was probably more likely that she was just stupid.  A fact
brought to her attention often.  As a Kannari, she was expected to be more cunning,
like her tan skinned brethren.  Perhaps she was mistreated in her youth, who knows.
Looking into her brown eyes wreathed in straight black hair it is impossible to miss
the lack of wisdom.
     Her first battle, a long fight with the Rirorni, Jar Jar Binks, was ridiculous.
She brought a weapon she had never used and ran around the arena until Jar Jar Binks
fell over from exhaustion.  A win for her, but a loss for the Delarquan Federation.
The stupidest person in the south survived to embarrass the Crown Council once more.
     Elizabeth Steele, remember the name (she may not).  If she finds her way back to
the arena you might even try to kill her and win the favor of the Delarquan
Federation...and all Kannari!

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


     The Bad Apples guildhouse was on the edge of the town, it smelled faintly of the
uncured hides that had once been stored in it, the roof leaked, and the winter wind
whistled through more than a few cracks in the walls and gaps around windows and
doors.  The fireplace smoked, although not badly.  He felt right at home.  The
gladiators gathered there were a typically mixed lot, more numerous than Redfox had 
expected.  Apparently many of the graduates of this old team had remained in the
area, or had left it and then returned.  And most of them were willing to help with
this... problem that Uncle Wolf had set them.
     They were insane.  It must be something in the water.
     Redfox sighed.  He must have been drinking the water himself.  "Here's the
deal," he said.  "I don't know what the problem is exactly, what we're supposed to
do, exactly."
     "Then what's the point of talking to us?" one of the younger gladiators
demanded.  His tone was hard and unfriendly.
     Redfox squinted across the firelit circle of chairs and floor cushions at him.
Hawthorn, that would be.  A good-looking man, and he knew it, maybe traded on it.
Hard to say.  But he had a faintly untrustworthy air.  Not someone you'd want to
guard your back, if there were other possibilities.  "I know what my job is," he
said, "and that is to talk to you and assemble a small team to be ready for whatever
use Uncle Wolf has in mind.  A small team," he repeated.  "You don't need to be part
of it."  He looked around at them.  "Buck Fever, I think.  Delice the Red,
Jonathannie."  They were all lord protectors, proven men and women.  Wolf had told
him to get someone currently active, as well.  Five men, and none of them really good
choices.  "And Gaffer Smith," he said, naming the newest recruit.  "My teammate
Whitewing will stay here and oversee organizing the rest of you to defend the area."
     "Against what?"
     Bitter Vetch that was, another graduate, not as hostile as young Hawthorn. But
he'd need persuading.  Redfox shrugged and spread his hands.  "Whatever happens.
     "Not much we can do against earthquakes."
     "No, but you can help reduce the panic during and after," Whitewing said.  He
was beyond the outer circle of seated gladiators, not really visible even if you were
facing that way.  Easy to forget he was there.  Some of the Bad Apples twitched at
his voice.
     "Caravan raiders," someone muttered.  A snicker went around the circle.
     "What about these earthquakes, anyway?"  That was Woodworm, active here, fully
Rirorni, but a studious type.  "Earthquakes are new around here," he said.  "Not
     "Speculation on the Isle is that they're a result of the depletion of the
Arcanum," Redfox said.  "Don't ask me how that could cause the earth to shake, but
that's what people are saying."

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere congruent with southern Alastari:

     Uncle Wolf traveled along the edge of Night.  Using the concepts "traveled,"
"along," and "edge of Night" in a loose, metaphorical sense.  Perhaps even the
concept "Uncle Wolf" was loose and metaphorical here.  It was the Spirit Lands, but
not a version of them familiar to the old shaman.  A high, rocky ground, a crooked
ridge, perhaps.  There was a sort of wind, though nothing stirred the tangled grassy
stuff on the ground.  A spirit wind, he supposed.  Something howled, but it wasn't
the wind.  He must be getting close to the... "lodge" of the Wild Hunt, to hear the
pack.  Unless they were out now.  No, he was approaching the lodge.  The ridge he was
following was getting steeper and narrower, the descent on either side becoming
precipitous.  Colder, even if it was impossible to feel natural cold in the Spirit
Lands.  He was feeling something.  There was a darker shape against the dark sky
ahead.  He hunched into the intangible wind and kept moving.

Not far from Lapur:

     Annie huddled deeper into her hooded robe.  It was the only thing that was
keeping her alive in this icy night.  She was still astonished that she had even come
out here:  She was a Croc, dammit, a reptile.  She should be sitting near the fire in
her guildhouse.
     But she had come, and now she stood in the cold wind, staring up at a scaffold
of poles and waiting.  In the SNOW, which was insane.  For what, she didn't know.
Something "human."  There was a lot "human" that she didn't know.  And if she froze
to death tonight, she never would.
     *you came*
     If Annie had been a mammal, the hairs would have risen on the back of her neck.
She looked around, squinting against the cold that seemed to be freezing her
eyeballs.  The wind around her had dropped, though it was still driving the snow
horizontally a little more than arm's length away.  But around her there was a little
bubble of still air, misty air.  Almost warm, which was just wrong.  How could the
air be warm, here and now?
     *i am still finding out what i can do i guess warmth to keep you alive is one
     "Red Lily?"  Annie stared around wildly.  "You're DEAD!"  Gestured at the
scaffold now barely visible through the blowing snow.  "Your body's up there!"
     *there's more to a person tha a body don't you crocs have souls*
     Goldie grunt what might pass for a laugh, but she was not amused.  "I don't even
know what a soul IS, Lily."
     *i believe you have one or i couldn't be talking to you now*
     The Croc twitched a shoulder.  "I don't know.  How could I know?  WHY are you
talking to me now?"
     *i need your help*
     "But you're DEAD."
     *there are things i have to do which require a body that body is dead but yours
is not i need your help*

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Rocanis:

     Redfox led his group in a wide circle around Spirit Ridge.  Uncle Wolf had told
him it would be the focus of the problems here, but he'd have known it anyway, just
from the way it made him feel whenever he got too close.  Other people felt the same
way about the ridge, that's why there was a path here, a mile out from the foot of
the slope.  Even the horses weren't eager to get closer; it took constant attention
to keep them on the path instead of angling off across the plain.  He glanced at his
nearest companion, Buck Fever, to comment on that.
     And the earth shook again.  Harder this time than the night he'd first come to
Rocanis.  It bucked like a wild horse, groaned and screamed and roared.  The horses
screamed and bucked, too.  Redfox kicked free of his stirrups and curled into a loose
ball as the combined motions threw him off his mount, rolled to get enough distance
from those flailing, iron-shod hooves.  He was relieved to see his companions doing
the same.
     As with that earlier, lesser quake on the night he'd arrived, a line of bluish
light snaked across the landscape, moving fast as a whiplash, spitting sparks and
small bolts of lightning.  He flinched as one bolt struck the earth two paces from
his head, turning a little circle of winter-dead grasses to ash.  He rolled over,
trying to see if the light was anchored at one end, or if it had any other
characteristics he could use somehow.
     Nothing he could see.  It floated in the air, undulating up and down as it
writhed back and forth; it seemed to be moving in other ways he couldn't describe.
It made his head ache just looking at it.
     The rope of light reversed direction, snapping from north to south until one end
of it hit Spirit Ridge.
     The world exploded.
     Brightness, loudness, shrieking wind and a shower of rocks and pebbles and sand.
     When stillness returned, he coughed dust out of his lungs and sat up, feeling
bruises.  Some of the rocks had been as big as a man's fist, and a lot harder.  But
none of his bones were broken, and his ears would probably stop ringing eventually.
He looked around for his companions.  All present, moving okay, doing their own
looking around.  The horses were gone, of course; he'd expected that.  He completed
his turn to look at Spirit Ridge.
     Behind him, Jonathannie gasped.  "That's... amazing," she whispered.
     "Scary," Buck added quietly.
     The solid flank of the ridge had been split open as though whacked with a god-
sized axe.  The cleft gaped wide enough for men to enter two abreast, and deeper than
seemed logically possible.  Something purplish oozed out of it like blood.
     "Looks like our job," Gaffer Smith finished.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm getting more and more enthusiastic!!  I can parry!  Who will be my next opponent?
I see a lot of my teammates in line....  Let's make a big party up there.
-- Sharapova, overachieving again

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in MORYA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and 
too little dodging gave STEEL AND SILK a 3-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n 
down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, FLYING MONKEYS' 6th moved them up to 1-4-0 place.  EXPENSE ACCOUNT's walking 
tall now that they went 3-1-0 their first time out.  But we know what awaits them 
soon...  What's with EXPERIENTIA?  She actually beat DODGE BULLETS' CLOUDRIDER, and 
walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DODGE BULLETS.  
CLOUDRIDER lost 18 points to EXPERIENTIA.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
CLOUDRIDER will provide more easy wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for 
PHANTACITY's outstanding member, Duelmaster SRAN3E.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, FLOWERED 
HAMMERZ!  In my day, no team with a 41-24-5 would scare me off!  What's the problem, 
SERPENT_CRUE?  What do people see in FRED UCCINI?  His 3-6-1?  FLYING MONKEYS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 20 points.  Maybe STEEL AND SILK's SCARLET ROSE is one of those 
gals who likes pain, or something.  That's what she'll get next week, after 
challenging up 35 to VAIDISAVA.  Who knows what was running through SCARLET ROSE's 
head, but VAIDISAVA rearranged it for her.  How soon will SCARLET ROSE make a 
challenge like that again?  Keep challenging up 33 points, KASAP, and I won't have to 
write about you much longer.  XANAX always accepts those kind of challenges...  KASAP 
did pretty good last week in beating XANAX to get 27 points.  Why did XANAX lose, you 
ask?  Simple:  he wasn't good enough.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  GREEN ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ didn't know 
when to quit.  When you've got a 8-7-1, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  BLUD was 
plum wore out after ZAIRE pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  BLOOD LEGION'll have to 
get a little better before going after ZAIRE again!  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
MORYA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SRAN3E 4382                  12   4  0   103       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAIDISAVA 4370               12   2  0   138       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 LE PLON 4326                 17   7  0    99       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 TROOPER TED 4443             12   2  1    95       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SHARAPOVA 4371               12   6  1    94       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMDANCER 4278             18  13  1    90       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SCARLET ROSE 4440             8  13  0    89       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 KASAP 4449                    7   2  0    84       PHANTACITY (480)
 VELVET FINISH 4441           11  10  0    78       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 MANKILLER 4279               18  13  0    74       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 LADY ELMA 4244               16  18  1    73       FILIPINA LADYZ (423)
 XANAX 4384                    9   3  0    70       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-DRUNKEN DONUT 3712           13   4  0    68       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456       10   2  2    67       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARD VARK 4404               13   4  0    64       THE ANIMALS (475)
 PUMA 4294                    14  15  0    61       THE ANIMALS (475)
 EXPERIENTIA 4483              5   2  0    57       STEEL AND SILK (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARJACK 4047                  7   3  0    56       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
 OPASAN 4381                   8   8  0    52       PHANTACITY (480)
 ZAIRE 4488                    5   3  1    51       ZULU NATION (501)
 LORVANDIS 4402               11   7  0    47       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 BLACK ROSE HAMMER 4339       10   5  1    42       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        7   3  0    39       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORTEX 4423                   5   4  0    39       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 SURGICAL 4437                 4  10  0    38       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 OWL 4453                      7   6  2    37       THE ANIMALS (475)
 BLUD 4365                     6   2  1    36       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424               9   7  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEART 4363                    4   3  0    31       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 RED HAWK 4485                 6   3  0    30       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 ZETA 4507                     3   1  1    30       ZULU NATION (501)
 THE PACIFIST 4420             2   7  0    30       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 AARD WOLF 4411                6  10  1    29       THE ANIMALS (475)
 LADY_DIRGE 4435               4   4  2    28       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 SECI 4464                     6   4  2    27       PHANTACITY (480)
 WRAITH_MOURN 4431             4   4  0    27       SERPENT_CRUE (494)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY ANITSIRK 4457            1   5  0    23       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
-STREET WISE 4095              3   3  1    21       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-MAU 4430                      2   3  1    21       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 FRED UCCINI 4421              3   6  1    20       FLYING MONKEYS (493)
 ARMADILLO 4503                4   3  0    19       THE ANIMALS (475)
 ELIZABETH STEELE 4517         2   0  0    19       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
-FIRST PRIME 4478              2   1  0    18       TERRA'S REIGN (500)
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        4   3  1    16       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 ANFERROUS 4508                3   1  0    15       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-DA PRICE OF DARK 4475         2   0  1    15       TERRA'S REIGN (500)
 YAU (DARKFACE) 4519           2   1  0    15       ZULU NATION (501)
 ZOD 4525                      2   0  0    13       ZULU NATION (501)
 DEATHSTINED 4498              2   1  0    13       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               1   0  0    13       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 SANGUE 4412                   3   3  0    12       BLOOD LEGION (486)
 PITH_FERAL 4434               2   6  0    12       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
-SPACEMAN SPIFF 4516           1   0  1    11       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
-THE DARK KNIGHT 4477          2   1  0     8       TERRA'S REIGN (500)
-SNAOE 4518                    1   0  0     8       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 OTHER 4536                    1   0  0     7       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 TSEE 4541                     1   0  0     6       BLOOD LEGION (486)
-RED FOREMAN 4515              1   0  0     6       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 CASH MEALS 4532               1   0  0     5       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-POT HOLE 4147                 1   2  0     5       UGLY URBAN ORCS (425)
-DARKS BANE 4497               0   4  0     4       TERRA'S REIGN (500)
-BLACKREIGN 4479               0   3  0     3       TERRA'S REIGN (500)
 KARMA 4499                    0   3  0     3       SERPENT_CRUE (494)
 PARKING FEES 4535             0   1  0     2       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           0   1  0     1       ZULU NATION (501)
 UBI 4542                      0   1  0     1       PHANTACITY (480)
-MUNCH 4514                    0   1  0     1       SPACELY'S SPROCKETS (503)
 BONGO BOY 4537                0   1  0     1       FLYING MONKEYS (493)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DHAM 4429               0  3 0 BLOOD LEGION 486     DA PRICE OF DARK 4475 284  NONE
GREEN ROSE HAMME 4335   8  7 1 FLOWERED HAMMERZ 481 STORMDANCER 4278      288   
ALFREDO SAWS 4419       2  5 0 FLYING MONKEYS 493   ZAIRE 4488            286   
BEZI 4540               0  1 0 PHANTACITY 480       MAU 4430              287   
UDRI 4332              10  9 5 PHANTACITY 480       VENUS TRAP HAMME 4456 286   
JOURNEY 4462            0  7 0 THE DISCIPLES 497    BLACK ROSE HAMME 4339 285   
RAT WITH WINGS 4180     0  3 0 UGLY URBAN ORCS 425  BANDIT PRINCE         288  NONE
ZANZIBAR 4489           2  2 1 ZULU NATION 501      THORN STEM HAMME 4500 284  NOT REVENGED
ZODWA 4491              3  2 0 ZULU NATION 501      BLUD 4365             286  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sharpova -- Looks like you did stay.  Glad to see it.  I'm a leg man, myself. --
Finance Manager

La Pentarque -- You look mighty, mighty formidable here in Morya.  Wow!  288-178-62%;
12-1-92%.  Ouch to the rest of us! -- Finance Manager
P.S.  Congrats on the TC!

Hi, Aragorn The Frenchman.  I'm new, too.  Newer, actually.  Enjoy. -- Finance

Jorja -- Slack off on those Dodge Bullets.  They are doing too well, of late. --
Finance Manager

Morya seems like a nice place, but can we afford it? -- Finance Manager

Sorry for the early announcement, the arrival of my French pal is delayed.... -- Le

What can I say, Mankiller?  Incredible?! -- Le Plon

Yes, Stormdancer, you could have something like that.... -- Xanax

Sran3e -- I must say I enjoyed this one.  I guess we will meet again.... -- Vaidisava

If you want to attack an enemy but do not see an opening, then conceal your form and
erase your tracks, going along with what the enemy does, not causing any surprises.
If the enemy is strong and despises you, you appear to be timid and submissive, going
along for the moment with his strength to make him haughty, waiting for him to become
complacent and thus vulnerable to attack.  If the enemy wants to retreat, you open up
a way to let him out, going along with his retreat so that he will not have any
desire to fight, ultimately to take advantage of this to attack.  Both of these are
techniques of according with the enemy. -- Zulu Nation
P.S.  First you go along with their intentions, subsequently you "kill" their
warriors--this is skill in accomplishing the task. -- Zulu Nation

Terra's Reign -- If you set forth your battle lines and lightly advance without
knowing your own condition or that of your opponent, you may be seeking victory, but
in the end you defeat yourself. -- Zulu Nation
P.S.  Know your enemy, know yourself, know where you are, know what is going on.

So I hear that Terra's Reign has a little brother coming to Morya arena.  The best
advice I can give him is to avoid my warriors, or face death. -- Zulu Nation

Fred Uccini -- Whatever formations opponents may adopt, from the beginning I can
adapt to them to attain victory. -- Zaire

Blud -- Those who speak humbly yet increase their preparations are going to advance,
those who talk tough and move forward aggressively are going to withdraw. -- Zulu

Blood Legion -- Retribution will be mine!  I will be seeing you soon, Bag of Bones,
oh, is it just Bones. -- Zulu Nation

Storm Dancer -- Experience tells. -- Blud

Phantacity -- You sent a child into the arena.  Shame on you. -- Mal
P.S.  I grieve at your loss

Zeta -- Maybe if you used a different helm you would have seen this coming.  Well,
maybe not. *snicker* -- Heart

Lorvandis -- Well now, that was a rather painful test of your skill. -- Anferrous
(currently resembling Swiss cheese)

Lady Anitsirk -- Whoever arranged THAT matchup has a sick sense of fair play.
*frown*  I do appreciate the lessons though. -- Experientia

Green Rose Hammer -- Nice style!  I haven't had a good ol' knock-down-drag-out like
that since Chopstick Surgeon in Aruak City! -- Scarlet Rose

Le Plon -- Nice moves...thought I'd be able to put you down easy in those first few
exchanges.  Obviously, I thought wrong. -- Velvet Finish

Aard Vark -- Not one of my better outings, but then again, I'm just experimenting
right now.  Lesson learned, and well fought. -- Surgical

Congratulations again Sharapova!  The atmosphere is getting a bit tense here in
Morya, seems a bit of a feud has moved in, eh?  Well, the more the merrier. *wry
grin*  Welcome to Morya, Spacely's Sprockets!  Hopefully, the stand-bys won't besiege
you next turn.  Hammer, good to see you're back to time jumping, but what pray tell
is this 'Destiny' you speak of?  All right, that's enough for now, until next round.
-- Michael Eldritch, mgr. Steel and Silk

Seci -- THANK you!  I really needed a clear win like that to bolster my role in the
story.  Winners just don't seem to get into as much trouble as losers. -- Cloudrider

Le Plon -- How the heck do you do that?  You gave me the edge--it says so right there
in the middle of the fight, and THEN, you turned it around and WON.  Well, okay, you
hindered my initiative and did your special move, I guess those were the "turn it
around" bits.  Still, I was feeling so good about it, and then WHAMMO.  Drat. --

Blud -- I will call down a storm that causes you to rust solid as you stand.  Or
drown, because you have stumbled into a puddle and can't get out. -- Stormdancer
P.S.  Although the train will help you.
P.P.S.  I don't actually consider your life worthless, you taught me a skill, after

Aard Wolf -- Think of me as an aardwolf-hound, eh? -- Lorvandis

The Pacifist -- Ouch.  You're a long way from home, aren't you? -- Red Hawk

Le Pentarque -- Now, yes, but its aliveness must be constantly cultivated.  Every
little bit helps. -- Jorja, Dodge Bullets

Our congratulations to Stargrits, Dead Adepts Tourney Champion. -- Jorja and Dodge

Stormdancer -- The study of Kung-Fu and other unarmed martial arts is critical to a
gladiator's higher development.  I have your best interests at heart. -- Corvin
O'Skel, Master of Kung-Fu

Mankiller -- You're all heart. -- Tamlig Stonewall, Khalhums Dwarf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAT WITH WINGS was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute fight.
ZAIRE viciously subdued BLUD in a action packed 2 minute brutal Bloodfeud battle.
OPASAN was defeated by VENUS TRAP HAMMER in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
SCARLET ROSE was devastated by VAIDISAVA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TROOPER TED overpowered MANKILLER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VELVET FINISH devastated LADY ELMA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KASAP viciously subdued XANAX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
EXPERIENTIA overpowered CLOUDRIDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
LADY_DIRGE vanquished FRED UCCINI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ZETA overpowered SANGUE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
KARMA was defeated by ZOD in a action packed 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
SHARAPOVA was outlasted by SRAN3E in a exciting 7 minute bloody veteran's Title fight.
LE PLON overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute veteran's contest.
GREEN ROSE HAMMER was dealt death by STORMDANCER in a 2 minute bloody bout.
PUMA unbelievably bested SURGICAL in a 2 minute fight.
AARD VARK unbelievably bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute bloody bout.
LORVANDIS won victory over THE PACIFIST in a 2 minute fray.
YAU (DARKFACE) was overpowered by OWL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VORTEX bested SECI in a 1 minute fight.
BRIAR STEM HAMMER overpowered AARD WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LADY ANITSIRK was overpowered by BLACK ROSE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
THORN STEM HAMMER was overcome by WRAITH_MOURN in a 2 minute competition.
PITH_FERAL was bested by ELIZABETH STEELE in a 3 minute bout.
ARMADILLO was defeated by RED HAWK in a exciting 1 minute duel.
DEATHSTINED overpowered UBI in a 1 minute uneven fray.
ANFERROUS unbelievably bested PARKING FEES in a exciting 6 minute novice's contest.
CASH MEALS defeated BONGO BOY in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.
RENTAL CAR vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OTHER luckily beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 6 minute novice's melee.
ZOE (DARKFACE) lost to TSEE in a action packed 3 minute novice's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  30 -  4      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  23 -  6      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  21 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  13 -  4      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  51 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  29 -  2      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  22 -  2      39  |

Turn 288 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

WALL OF STEEL      6 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SRAN3E 4382                12   4  0  103 PHANTACITY (480)
STRIKING ATTACK  VAIDISAVA 4370             12   2  0  138 THE PENTARCHY (397)
LUNGING ATTACK   LE PLON 4326               17   7  0   99 THE PENTARCHY (397)
BASHING ATTACK   SHARAPOVA 4371             12   6  1   94 THE PENTARCHY (397)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           18  13  1   90 DODGE BULLETS (126)
SLASHING ATTACK  KASAP 4449                  7   2  0   84 PHANTACITY (480)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VORTEX 4423                 5   4  0   39 FLYING MONKEYS (493)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STORMDANCER 4278.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHARAPOVA 4371.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOE (DARKFACE) 
4402, VENUS TRAP HAMMER 4456, LE PLON 4326, TSEE 4541, and VAIDISAVA 4370.

The least popular fighter this week was OTHER 4536.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SRAN3E 4382, BONGO BOY 4537, ANFERROUS 4508, ELIZABETH STEELE 4517, 
PACIFIST 4420, and SANGUE 4412.