Date   : 03/06/2009    Duedate: 04/02/2009


DM-28    TURN-304

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-4279) [24-23-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MANKILLER                      MORTUUS
DODGE BULLETS (126)            SANGUIS MORI (488)
(28-4279) [24-23-0,111]        (28-4387) [4-3-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MANKILLER                      EXPERIENTIA
DODGE BULLETS (126)            STEEL AND SILK (495)
(28-4279) [24-23-0,111]        (28-4483) [12-7-0,101]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE CONDEMNED (520)         59
2. PHANTACITY (480)            39      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. DODGE BULLETS (126)         27      Unchartered Team
4. SANGUIS MORI (488)          26
5. STEEL AND SILK (495)        22      THE CONDEMNED (520)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 STEEL AND SILK (495)     11  4 0
 2/ 0*THE CONDEMNED (520)        4   1  0 80.0   2/ 2 PHANTACITY (480)         10  5 0
 3/ 3 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     32  17  0 65.3   3/ 5 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      8  7 1
 4/ 4 THE PENTARCHY (397)      336 201  7 62.6   4/ 4 ZULU NATION (501)         6  7 1
 5/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)      357 359 12 49.9   5/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  9 0
 6/ 8 PHANTACITY (480)          84  85  8 49.7   6/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)       5  3 0
 7/ 0*SANGUIS MORI (488)        17  18  4 48.6   7/ 0*THE CONDEMNED (520)       4  1 0
 8/ 6 ZULU NATION (501)         48  51  4 48.5   8/ 7*PAX CLAN (522)            4  6 3
 9/ 9 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      23  27  4 46.0   9/ 0*SANGUIS MORI (488)        3  2 0
10/10 STEEL AND SILK (495)      74  91  1 44.8  10/11 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     3  4 0
11/ 2*PAX CLAN (522)             4   6  3 40.0  11- 9*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)      1  0 0
12-11*GODS & GODDESSES (511)    13  23  2 36.1  12-12*CHILDREN OF WAR (517)     0  4 0
13-12*CHILDREN OF WAR (517)      0   4  0  0.0  13-10*GODS & GODDESSES (511)    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

     My name is Pappy Pax, and I am the eldest of the Pax Clan.  They all look to me
when the big decisions need to be made.  Now last month was the debut of the Pax Clan
on the Morya sands, and as the results showed, we have potential, with four out of
five wins, though I will be the first to admit that there is a lot of room for
improvement.  The Pax Clan is a family that got its start as farmers long ago.  We
have spread out all over Alastari, and have married into many bloodlines.  We have
even recently migrated to Lirith Kai.  Now, I will pull team members from all over in
the future, but this team is from right here in Morya.  They run a tavern called the
Drunken Ox, so if you are looking for a drink, stop by any time.  Now, as I am new to
the sands, I would appreciate any advice you other managers might give.  I'll see you
at the sands and I wish you all good luck. 

                                          -- Pappy Pax

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #30 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the Spirit Lands:

     Young Joan stopped and gave two tugs on the rope that connected her with
Cloudrider, signaling him to come to her.  Then she waited.  Stared at the "land"
around them.  Nearly flat, poorly lit by the perpetual twilight of this region of the
Spirit Lands, thinly grown with some kind of knee-high brown ferns.  She considered
it a textbook example of "drab and depressing."  It was enough to put anyone off
dying, if this was where you had to go afterward.
     Cloudrider appeared, seeming to condense out of the murky atmosphere.  Plodding,
as though it took all his effort to put one foot in front of the next.  He looked
depressed.  "We aren't going to find Necroma this way," he said.
     "No," Joan agreed.  "I can't think of any way we can look for her with any hope
of finding her except by pure chance.  We're wasting our time looking."
     "I hate to just abandon her!"
     "Yes, but we can't afford to throw away our time in a futile search.  There are
important things we're supposed to be doing.  Uncle Wolf is counting on us."
     The young gladiator heaved a deep sigh.  "I guess.  But I really don't like it."
     "Welcome to real life.  If it helps, if we see anything that might be a clue to
finding Necroma while we're doing Uncle Wolf's business, we will pursue it."
     "But not right away, I bet.  Not if it means dropping Uncle Wolf's work
unfinished."  Cloudrider glanced at Joan's face, then away.  He'd seen the answer
there clearly enough.  "I know Uncle Wolf's work is important, but I don't like
leaving Necroma on her own."
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Necroma didn't much like being on her own in this limbo, but in a way, it was
exhilarating.  Whatever happened now would be her responsibility entirely.  If she
did something right, it would be because she, personally, had thought of the right
thing to do and done it.  Not because some teacher had told her what to do.
     And she had thought of something to do.  Whether it was right or not, only time
would tell.  It was a spell she had never seen a use for until now, a spell of
summoning, in a way, but of summoning herself to the location of some other being,
instead of drawing that other to her own location.
     She focused her thoughts on Cloudrider and began to chant in her mind.
Carefully, because the difference between this and the standard summoning resided in
two simple phrases, and if she got them wrong, Cloudrider would end up here in limbo
with her.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #31 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the North Woods:

     Math laid down where Wolf told him to, but he didn't expect to sleep, so it was
a surprise when the old shaman shook him awake.  He even felt a little rested.  It
was dark except for a single candle that someone had set on a shelf; it flickered and
smoked.  Malcorn was standing near it, reading from a small book that was almost lost
in his big hands.
     "We need to get the horses ready," Wolf said.  "Half an hour to moonrise, and
then we will be leaving."
     Math looked at the rear of the mausoleum, which was carved to look like a door.
What it looked like was a stone wall.
     Wolf saw the way his eyes went and snorted.  "It is a door, and it will open for
us in half an hour."
     Which didn't reassure him at all.

Somewhere else, no longer in the woods:

     "I never heard what the Spirit Land was like," Blackwind said.  "Do you suppose
this is it?"
     "Does it matter?" the Croc asked.  "It's where we are and what we have to work
with."  His non-human head swung a little.  "The link is clear."
     "Yeah."  Blackwind sighed.  No use expecting the lizard-man to think like he
did.  "I just wondered, and information is always good to have.  I've never heard
much about the Spirit Land, in Malcorn we don't, well, I was going to say we don't
deal with it, but I suppose we must one way or another.  But not, um, raw, the way
the Rirorni do.  The way Uncle Wolf would."
     "Or Redfox?  He is Rirorni, perhaps he knows more about what is happening here."
     "Might be, but it doesn't help us any."
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     There was a voice, not the nighthunter, someone else.  For a wasteland, this
place was getting crowded.  Him, the nighthunter, through the link he could feel
Blackwind and Agro coming toward them, and now this voice like thunder speaking words
he didn't know.  Maybe this was the "demon lord Arhazul" that the nighthunter had
bargained with to be free to hunt.  The demon lord that would demand half his blood.
He almost laughed, these supernatural predators were so predictable.  But deadly for
all that.
     The nighthunter answered in the same unknown language, whining.  Groveling.  It
was afraid.  Probably in trouble because it hadn't killed him yet.  And all the demon
lord cared about was his blood, not his fear.  Maybe it would kill him itself.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "Redfox, and trouble," Blackwind said, looking at the cluster of beings in the
distance.  Redfox, down across a stone.  The nighthunter.  Something else.
     The Croc made a growling sound that might have been agreement.  "Redfox may be
     "Then we recover his body and take it back to the Isle for resurrection."  His
hand went to his sword.  "Even if we have to fight for it."
     Agro grinned, revealling a mouth that contained more teeth than seemed
reasonable.  "A fight would be good."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

First and foremost, I sit on the throne once again with the crown on my head for
everybody on "lockdown".

Be extremely sublte
even to the pont of formlessness
be extremely mysterious
even to the point of soundlessness
thereby you can be the director
of an opponent's fate,

long live the guerrilla fighter

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of MORYA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Some people say I ramble too much, I 
don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well PHANTACITY moved up 
0, to 2nd.  THE CONDEMNED's walking tall now that they went 4-1-0 their first time 
out.  But we know what awaits them soon...  What's with FLEN ASAIL?  He actually beat 
MORYA's JAR JAR BINKS, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at PAX CLAN.  BOBBY PAX lost 9 points to CASCELLA.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe BOBBY PAX will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster 
challenged DODGE BULLETS' MANKILLER?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he 
is now.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for DODGE BULLETS' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster MANKILLER.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, PHANTACITY!  In my day, no team with a 80-84-8 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, STEEL AND SILK?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, REIBISCH!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  Maybe PHANTACITY's OPASAN is one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  
That's what he'll get next week, after challenging up 56 to STORMDANCER.  As I 
expected, STORMDANCER won OPASAN.  Not to start anything, but, OPASAN, now that 
you've faced him and seen his style, you might try it again!   
     Warriors of MORYA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANKILLER 4279               24  23  0   111       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXPERIENTIA 4483             12   7  0   101       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAU (DARKFACE) 4519          11   6  0    88       ZULU NATION (501)
 SURGICAL 4437                11  15  0    86       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 OPASAN 4381                  15  15  1    82       PHANTACITY (480)
-CASH MEALS 4532               9   5  0    78       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 LORVANDIS 4402               17  17  0    73       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SECI 4464                    15   9  2    72       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLOUDRIDER 4424              16  16  0    64       DODGE BULLETS (126)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PIZDA 4599                    8   1  0    56       PHANTACITY (480)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASSUNDRIES 4555               5   2  0    53       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ZOD 4525                     10   5  0    52       ZULU NATION (501)
 ANFERROUS 4508               11   5  0    51       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 SCARLET 4603                  6   4  0    47       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
-PARKING FEES 4535             3   3  0    46       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 OTHER 4536                   11   4  0    45       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 JENNSEN 4604                  6   4  0    43       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           5  11  0    37       ZULU NATION (501)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629          5   2  0    36       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLOMI 4618                    4   3  0    33       PHANTACITY (480)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621               5   4  0    30       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MORTUUS 4387                  4   3  1    30       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-TEZCATLIPOCA 4641             3   0  0    29       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640          2   2  0    27       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 CRUORIS 4388                  4   3  1    24       SANGUIS MORI (488)
-WHITE BECT 4645               2   1  0    24       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARS 4584                     4   3  1    23       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               4   3  0    22       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 CHANDALEN 4602                4   6  3    21       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CASCELLA 4659                 2   2  0    21       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 FLEN ASAIL 4668               1   0  0    21       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628            2   2  1    17       ZULU NATION (501)
 CAEDERE 4389                  4   3  1    16       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 MESSORA 4427                  3   1  1    16       SANGUIS MORI (488)
 VRTOGLAVA 4684                2   0  0    16       PHANTACITY (480)
-MORPHEUS 4582                 4   3  0    15       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
-HEPHAESTUS 4615               2   2  1    15       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 REIBISCH 4683                 2   0  0    15       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 DEAEL 4671                    1   0  0    14       THE CONDEMNED (520)
-KRYDOR DU'MORTE 4665          1   0  0    13       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
 NENA VIXIN 4670               1   0  0    13       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 DASK RUIN 4667                1   0  0    10       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 MELVIN PAX 4681               1   1  0    10       PAX CLAN (522)
-ATHENA 4616                   2   2  0     8       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 ZAIRE (DARKFACE) 4661         2   1  0     7       ZULU NATION (501)
 SARA PAX 4680                 1   1  1     5       PAX CLAN (522)
 BOBBY PAX 4678                1   1  1     5       PAX CLAN (522)
 DIANA PAX 4677                1   1  1     5       PAX CLAN (522)
 MORGANNA PAX 4679             0   2  0     2       PAX CLAN (522)
-MANGLER 4648                  0   2  0     2       CHILDREN OF WAR (517)
-BEAVER 4649                   0   1  0     1       CHILDREN OF WAR (517)
 WREN STAVELY 4669             0   1  0     1       THE CONDEMNED (520)
 LOURDEPATTE 4690              0   1  0     1       THE PENTARCHY (397)
-WHISPER 4650                  0   1  0     1       CHILDREN OF WAR (517)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEIFFERT 4627           2  4 1 D'HARAN EMPIRE 513   ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628    302  JUST REVENGED
PATULJAK 4590           1  6 0 PHANTACITY 480       CHANDALEN 4602        302  JUST REVENGED
FATI 4386               1  6 0 SANGUIS MORI 488     SHEWISH GIANT         304  NONE
PIG 4691                0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   WURM KIN              304  NONE
ZUMA (DARKFACE) 4642    1  1 0 ZULU NATION 501      MEIFFERT 4627         300  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Storm Dancer and Scarlet Rose -- A salute to your advancement to The Big Time.  Well
done. -- Finance Manager

And to Yau (Darkface), King Of The Hill--our kudos. -- Finance Manager and the
Expense Account team

     You're offering him USED kudos?

Well, after Darkface and LaPentarque got through with us last round, Steel & Silk and
The D'Haran Empire put it to us some more.  0-4 for the two rounds!  What a lousy
Expense Account. -- Finance Manager

Jennsen -- You can certainly hold your breath longer than I can.  Well done. -- Other

Experimentia -- That was no experiment.  You must be my momma. -- Cash Meals

Argh!  Shame and horror!  My guys didn't fight!  I dont have a clue about how it
happened, but I sure hope that they won't be trapped by a rabid postman next turn. --
Le Pentarque, startled by this first blunder in years.
P.S.  I shouldn't have bragged in the last Nl, braggers are always punished.

Finance Manager -- You are welcome! -- Le Pentarque.

Yep, Zoe(Darkface), we are not the team to beat.  Enjoy beating somenone else! -- Le

Other -- Nothing personal!  Just needed the lift.  And love your giving nature! --

ZZ -- A little sluggish, huh?  Better catch up on your ZZs!  Getting ambushed is
rough. -- Scarlet

Darkface -- History is written by the winners.  We see a continuation of recorded
honor. -- D'Haran Empire
P.S.  Congratulations to you!  Regained honor yourselves.

Seci -- I expected you, but was outmatched to start with.  Three skills!  I was still
a winner. -- Chandalen

Slomi -- Avoided you to focus on someone, but was blindsided.  You look different in
that wig and dress! -- Cascella

Morganna Pax -- Sorry about your reception!  Welcome to you and the clan! -- Reibisch
and D'Haran Empire

Welcome to all the newbies! -- Lord Rahl and D'Haran Empire

Michael -- Really?  A summoning circle?  All you had to do was ask, and I would've
come. -- The Dark Angel Azaziel, mgr. Sanguis Mori
P.S.  Congrats on the grads!!

Lorvandis -- Well, it's nice to see you again, at least since Azaziel has ordered me
to fight by torchlight!  I hope you continue to do well. -- Fati the Forlorn

All -- Well, I've returned after wandering the planes.  Nice to see those of you who
are still here and those that are new to me, salute!  I look forward to competing
with you.  Hopefully my warriors haven't allowed their weapons and armor to rust.  I
would HATE to have to recraft all those magical enchantments.  Besides, Morya looks
like it could use some more teams. -- Azaziel
P.S.  Let justice be done, so the heavens fall!

     Of course we could use more teams!  Name me an arena who couldn't.

The Scribe -- Hello. my dear.  When you have time, could you print a listing of all
the managers/teams, please? -- Azaziel
P.S.  Yes, I know how busy you are with ALL of your responsibilities, but I am
practically begging. :)

     Blackmail, that's what it is!  Here's what I've got, and any additions or
     corrections would be appreciated, because I'm starting near zero here.

D'HARAN EMPIRE       Lord Rahl
DODGE BULLETS        Jorja
EXPENSE ACCOUNT      Finance Manager
PAX CLAN             Pappy Pax?
PHANTACITY           Omega
STEEL AND SILK       Michael Eldritch
THE PENTARCHY        Le Pentarque
THE ANIMALS          The Zookeeper
ZULU NATION          Zulu?

Lorvandis -- I've learned a few tricks since last we met, and I just had to try them
on you. -- Surgical

Blood Hawk -- Look, I'm not TRYING to fight you anymore.  So drop a line to
management or something. -- Anferrous

Cash Meals -- I like my steak bloody, so back off, beefcake! -- Experientia

Cloudrider -- We really do need to quit picking on you.  My apologies.  Salute to
all, as I go to join Velvet in Crysalis. -- Scarlet Rose

Scarlet Rose is the last of Steel and Silk's original roster.  She ended up battle
axe, low x low, parry tactic, riposte learn.  She was a PS blessed in init, rip, and
att.  Finished with AdEx in attack and parry, and Expert in initiative, riposte, and
decise.  Stats as follows:  11-9(8)-14-17-17(15)-5(4)-17(15).  With her departure,
Surgical becomes my senior, but Experientia is my most likely candidate to succeed my
girls.  Stormdancer, good luck on the Isle.  Yau, congrats on the throne, again.  Pax
Clan and Children of War, welcome to a fine arena. -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  Nothing personal, Finance Manager *wry grin*, and I agree, Mino's definitely
one of the best.  Le Pentarque, hang in there.

Velvet Finish -- Very smooth and luxurious.  That's how I feel my career is ending.
Of course, I haven't looked at my hole card, er, my favorites yet.  That might change
how I feel about it! -- Stormdancer

Scarlet Rose -- Damn, don't DO this to me!  Surest thing, I'm going to cross a hill
and walk right into a patch of bloody rose bushes. -- Cloudrider

     Indeed yes, I'll remember this. -- the Scribe

Surgical -- An alarming thought! -- Lorvandis

M. Chardinee?  Well, he's a man, so I'll drown him in my bathtub.  The monsters can
clean up the remains. -- Mankiller

Anferrous -- Ouch?  Nasty fellow, aren't you?  Good fight. -- Blood Hawk

Finance Manager -- While there are, indeed, plenty of deer roaming these parts--more
numerous than the people!, I don't think we've seen a buffalo around here for close
on two hundred years.  It isn't buffalo country.  And the deer are mostly noted for
running in front of my brother-in-law's truck when he's speeding home from bowling

late at night. -- Jorja
P.S.  As to what the world is coming to, the commenter was correct, I don't want to

Congratulations to Scarlet Rose. -- Jorja and Dodge Bullets

A salute to our tourney participants. -- Jorja and Dodge Bullets

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FATI was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PIG was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SCARLET handily defeated ZZ (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
SLOMI vanquished CHANDALEN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
YAU (DARKFACE) was overpowered by MANKILLER in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
OPASAN was devastated by STORMDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JENNSEN was devastated by LORVANDIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ZOE (DARKFACE) was overcome by ANFERROUS in a 5 minute Challenge melee.
MORGANNA PAX was vanquished by REIBISCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CASCELLA overpowered BOBBY PAX in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
ZAIRE (DARKFACE) was defeated by VRTOGLAVA in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
EXPERIENTIA viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 3 minute brutal bout.
SCARLET ROSE demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SURGICAL devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
CLOUDRIDER was devastated by SECI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PIZDA handily defeated BLOOD HAWK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PATTE DE SAGUAR was narrowly defeated by OTHER in a action packed 7 minute struggle.
ZOD overpowered RENTAL CAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ASSUNDRIES devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CRICTOR UNGERER savagely defeated CAEDERE in a exciting 5 minute brutal bout.
CRUORIS savagely defeated MELVIN PAX in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
MORTUUS devastated DIANA PAX in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
MESSORA vanquished WREN STAVELY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SARA PAX slimly lost to DEAEL in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
NENA VIXIN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FLEN ASAIL overpowered JAR JAR BINKS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOURDEPATTE was overpowered by DASK RUIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  24 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  20 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  37 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         AIMED BLOW        27 -  26 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  31 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  40 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  12 -  1      37  |

Turn 304 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      5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MANKILLER 4279             24  23  0  111 DODGE BULLETS (126)
SLASHING ATTACK  EXPERIENTIA 4483           12   7  0  101 STEEL AND SILK (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  PIZDA 4599                  8   1  0   56 PHANTACITY (480)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUNDRIES 4555             5   2  0   53 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
AIMED BLOW       ZOD 4525                   10   5  0   52 ZULU NATION (501)
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508             11   5  0   51 STEEL AND SILK (495)
WALL OF STEEL    OTHER 4536                 11   4  0   45 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629        5   2  0   36 THE PENTARCHY (397)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MANKILLER 4279.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EXPERIENTIA 4483.  The ten other most popular fighters were PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629, 
FATI 4386, SLOMI 4618, PIZDA 4599, and ZOD 4525.

The least popular fighter this week was LOURDEPATTE 4690.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WREN STAVELY 4669, DIANA PAX 4677, MELVIN PAX 4681, RENTAL CAR 
4604, and YAU (DARKFACE) 4519.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn: