Date   : 11/12/2010    Duedate: 12/09/2010


DM-28    TURN-326

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-4641) [17-6-2,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PENTARCHY (397)            
(28-4641) [17-6-2,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PENTARCHY (397)            FORCE OF FIVE (524)
(28-4629) [20-9-1,113]         (28-4693) [10-8-0,55]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL AND SILK (495)        58
2. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       42      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. MY GENERATION (533)         39      Unchartered Team
4. THE PENTARCHY (397)         26
5. SONS OF MARS (526)          16      MY GENERATION (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MY GENERATION (533)       15   6  1 71.4   1/ 6*MY GENERATION (533)       9  4 0
 2/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     88  45  1 66.2   2/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)       8  4 0
 3/ 3 THE PENTARCHY (397)      395 242 11 62.0   3/ 7 STEEL AND SILK (495)      8  7 1
 4/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       54  35  2 60.7   4/ 8 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     7  4 0
 5/ 5 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    80  65  7 55.2   5/ 3 DODGE BULLETS (126)       7  8 1
 6/ 7 DODGE BULLETS (126)      408 416 13 49.5   6/ 5 FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)    7  8 1
 7/ 9 STEEL AND SILK (495)     128 141  2 47.6   7/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (524)       7  8 0
 8/ 8 SONS OF MARS (526)        45  50  5 47.4   8/ 4 SONS OF MARS (526)        6  9 2
 9/10 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      60  90  7 40.0   9/10 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      5 10 0
10-11*JESTER CROWD (532)         1   3  0 25.0  10-11*JESTER CROWD (532)        1  2 0
11/ 0*THE DEATH LORDS (507)      0   5  0  0.0  11/ 0*THE DEATH LORDS (507)     0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ At the Gate of Hell ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "So, it's a barrier, a wall," Uncle Wolf mused, squinting at the air.  He turned
his head to glance at Lord Malcorn, who was now standing ten feet away from him.
"Not quite an elemental, not quite a demon... how big is it?  Can we separate and at
least one of us get around it while it blocks the other?"
     Malcorn shrugged.  "I don't like us dividing our forces, not even separating out
the gladiators to guard our backs, much less each of us moving and acting alone.  But
if that's what it takes...."  He moved a little farther to the side, keeping most of
his attention on the invisible entity that blocked their passage toward the Gate of
     Wolf resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder at the gladiators.  They
would do the best they could, and it was even more dangerous for him to divide his
attention than his forces.  And right now, his attention had to be on this Thing in
front of him.  The rules governing air elementals in the Nether Realms were clear,
and it could not move without becoming visible, and perhaps not even then--so long as
he watched it closely.  It was his attention that was pinning part of it to this
location, just as Malcorn's attention was pinning another part of it farther along.
How far could it stretch before Malcorn reached an end of it, or its patience
snapped?  Air and fire elementals were not noted for their patience.  Nor lesser
demons, come to that.
     From the corner of his eye, Wolf saw that Malcorn had stopped moving sideways
and was angling forward, toward the Gate.  He must have reached a corner.  The old
shaman bared his teeth in a predator's grin and gathered all his will and knowledge
for whatever would happen next.  Soon, now.  Yes!  A visible ripple in the Thing that
blocked their path.  He hardened his concentration on it.
     Words like hammer-blows.  Malcorn wasn't shouting, but the words rolled out of
him like an avalanche.  The power behind them--  Most people saw Lord Malcorn as big
and slow and friendly, ordinary, and maybe not too bright.  They never guessed at
this side of the man.  He had been born to hold the barrier that protected the normal
world from all the Realms Beyond.  It was the gift and the responsibility of his
lineage, and he did it very well.
     The Thing rippled again, the visible Gate beyond it dancing as through heat
waves, and something... cracked.  The demon began to condense out of it.  Spidery
limbs, fragile-looking iridescent wings, huge, glassy eyes.  The kind of demon Wolf's
own teach had called a Mirage-Flitter.  A natural choice, perhaps, if one wanted to
meld a demon with an air elemental, but the Flitter was weak in its own identity.  A
pest rather than a dire threat.  It shrieked, a thin keening at the upper edge of
audibility.  Sharp as broken glass, but wild--whatever had been done to bind this
Flitter to the elemental had driven it mad.
     More words from Malcorn, surrounded by the crackle and ring of shattering glass.
Faintly bluish fluid trickled down the Flitter's wings as it struggled to pull free
of the elemental that must have seemed like a prison to it.  It shrieked again,
flailing with its bleeding wings.
     Wolf lifted his sword, concentrated his power, and skewered the mad thing
through the heart.  He was already in motion when he saw the trap that lurked
behind/within the Flitter, and it was much too late to stop.

starting Near Vithicar:

     Tyre didn't curse as he trudged along under a heavy pack.  Sidon didn't curse,
either.  But Master Darque could tell they were both thinking about it.  He didn't
owe them--or anyone else--an explanation.  But they'd been with him a long time, were
loyal and reliable....
     "We can't travel magically because of the disturbance the idiot in Kurukar is
creating," he said.  "When we get down off the mountain, we might hire horses."
     Tyre said, "Ah," and Sidon nodded and almost smiled.  They resettled their packs
and kept walking.
     And walking.  It was a long way down off the mountain, which was one reason why
he'd picked that cave system to establish a laboratory in the first place.  Close to
the nexus of power that was Vithicar, and a long way from anywhere else.  Master
Darque had a lot of enemies, which was inconvenient but also a mark of his successes.
Practically a way of keeping score.
     He dismissed that idle thought from his mind.  What of the Black Kaliv of
Kurukar?  He needed a plan.  The first step would be to assemble all he knew about
the man, all he had picked up in bits and minute pieces over the years.
     Brother to the First Wife of the Satrap of Zuwayza, given the rule of Kurukar at
his sister's insistence when the previous kaliv had become incapacitated.  Some kind
of lingering debility on the previous man's part, and the possibility that it might
have been magically induced by his successor was... not something Darque had ever
heard suggested.  But it might be so, and might be worth considering.  Still, not
immediately critical.  Except that a man who could and would use magic to open a path
to power for himself, behavior which seemed to Darque quite... normal, even
admirable, had chosen Kurukar.  Why?  The place was a backwater.  A benighted
province with a poor climate and no great resources.  Why had the Black Kaliv not
chosen Aljafir?  Or Jurine?  Or...?
     Ah!  A very old image emerged from the vaults of his memory.  Centuries old, he
had been--briefly--studying the magical foundation of Alastari with some Fratsfan.
The man's name eluded him but probably didn't matter.  What mattered was the map.  It
had shown the lines of power that criss-crossed the isthmus of Alastari, and though
towns and borders, even rivers, had changed, the lines of power, what humans called
the "ley lines," would not have done so.  Not to any degree that mattered, anyway.
And there had been a major node in the area that was now Kurukar.
     So the Black Kaliv had made that choice for a sound reason.  Good to know.
There might be a way to turn that knowledge into a weapon, which was something Master
Darque excelled at:  turning knowledge into weapons.

Sorry not to have written more, but I've been sick for the past couple of weeks. --
the Scribe

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): CONFLICT of DRAGON GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): STEVE LAKE of SUE'S BOYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): KING UVDAHELL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 328): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 276): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 261): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 253): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 229): NEW YORK (?, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 230): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 228): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 327): DEAD LEE of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 279): MS D. MEENER of CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 262): MADAM VENUSIA of SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 226): SIF of SUPERIOR FORCES Y3 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 45): PEP RALLY of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              WASNIS of OLLIS HEROES (Omega, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Again?  Why me?  I can't hook a fish in a barrel!  Let's enjoy the free drinks
and the glory, but I would like to see here someone worthier than little puny me.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail MORYA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as FORCE OF FIVE is pushed out 
of top team by MY GENERATION, who came from 6th with a 5-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for FORCE OF FIVE, whose 
2-3-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 7th.  MY GENERATION stable has parlayed this 
turn's 5-0-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  
Good work, guys!  The THE PENTARCHY guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, TAXES fought CLOUDRIDER and gained 24 points and contributed to EXPENSE 
ACCOUNT's 4-1-0.  CASCELLA has lost to PYRITE, falling 16 points, while helping make 
D'HARAN EMPIRE a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, MORYA, the Duelmaster was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Perhaps TEZCATLIPOCA is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 
times.  RENTAL CAR challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to 
dethrone THE PENTARCHY's warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and TEZCATLIPOCA remains MORYA's top warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that Arthur's Last Stand 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  SONS OF MARS has cause to stand tall, as they were MORYA's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding SONS 
OF MARS more than any other team we find FORCE OF FIVE.  MORYA, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave attempt, BOOMERANG from FORCE OF 
FIVE challenged up 22 points to fight SCARLET from the D'HARAN EMPIRE stable.  
BOOMERANG perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by SCARLET and 
ended up with 69 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Congratulations go out to EXPENSE 
ACCOUNT, with POSTAGE revenging a bloodfeud against NUMIDICUS of SONS OF MARS.  
Arthur's Last Stand declares a free round for COLGATE SMILE and all of MY GENERATION, 
for having revenged DODGE BULLETS' GOPHER BROKE for killing one of their comrades.  A 
brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the 
fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, MORYA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in MORYA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641            17   6  2   130       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629         20   9  1   113       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 SCARLET 4603                 17  13  0   103       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 PYRITE 4698                  13   7  0    91       STEEL AND SILK (495)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENTAL CAR 4534              12  11  0    89       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 VALERIAN 4732                11   7  0    87       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 CHANDALEN 4602                9  21  4    80       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CASCELLA 4659                13  11  0    69       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 BOOMERANG 4696               13   4  0    69       FORCE OF FIVE (524)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINCINNATUS 4706             12   7  0    65       SONS OF MARS (526)
 JENNSEN 4604                 11  19  1    65       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 WHITE BECT 4645              12   9  0    63       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 POSTAGE 4750                 11   4  1    62       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 JUGGERNAUT 4694              11   7  1    61       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 TAXES 4795                    4   0  0    60       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 THORN STEM HAMMER 4500        9  13  1    57       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIZARD 4693                  10   8  0    55       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481        9  16  1    54       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 MADELINE 4710                 8  13  0    51       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SABRETOOTH 4692              11   7  1    47       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 PORCUPINE 4717                9   8  0    45       FORCE OF FIVE (524)
 CLOUDRIDER 4734              12   6  0    42       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 POISON IVY HAMMER 4543        7   8  0    35       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775         6   4  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 COLGATE SMILE 4812            5   0  0    35       MY GENERATION (533)
 FUNKY CHICKEN 4816            4   1  0    35       MY GENERATION (533)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS SULLA 4733             6  10  0    28       SONS OF MARS (526)
 GARROT 4777                   2   6  0    25       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 MARCUS MARCELLUS 4810         4   2  0    24       SONS OF MARS (526)
 BLOOD ROSE HAMMER 4832        2   0  0    24       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NUMIDICUS 4818                2   2  1    23       SONS OF MARS (526)
 THERIAULT 4751                4   9  1    22       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         2   2  0    18       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS 4811         3   3  1    15       SONS OF MARS (526)
 GOPHER BROKE 4821             2   2  1    14       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 CAPEX 4833                    1   0  0    13       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ROLLERGIRL 4835               1   0  0    11       MY GENERATION (533)
 WILD DAISY HAMMER 4836        1   0  0    11       FLOWERED HAMMERZ (481)
 I'M JUST A BILL 4815          1   0  0     9       MY GENERATION (533)
 POP TARGET 4817               1   4  0     7       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 HONG KONG FOOEY 4834          1   0  0     6       MY GENERATION (533)
-TORDEK 4806                   1   1  0     4       JESTER CROWD (532)
 AHRIMAN 4545                  0   1  0     1       THE DEATH LORDS (507)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GWYNN 4804                    0   1  0     1       JESTER CROWD (532)
 SAMEDI 4548                   0   1  0     1       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
-ROSLYNN 4803                  0   1  0     1       JESTER CROWD (532)
 YAMA 4544                     0   1  0     1       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 DRUJ NASU 4547                0   1  0     1       THE DEATH LORDS (507)
 YAN LO 4546                   0   1  0     1       THE DEATH LORDS (507)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GRATUITY 4776           0  2 0 EXPENSE ACCOUNT 506  NUMIDICUS 4818        325  JUST REVENGED
DENT 4838               0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   ARENAMASTER NOR       326  NONE
SCRATCH 4837            0  1 0 STEEL AND SILK 495   HIGH ELF              326  NONE
MANGOUSTE 4820          1  3 0 THE PENTARCHY 397    SHEWISH GIANT         326  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Numidicus -- Because of you and The Sons Of Mars there will be no more Gratuity.  I
never did like the idea anyway.  Gratuity, a 5-10-8-11-17-12-21 little damage, normal
endurance, blessed (+3/4) parry, Aimer, sneaked through The FTF with a 3-3
(somehow?), only to go 0-2 and die.  I may not have cared much for the Gratuity idea,
but he was MINE. -- Finance Manager (Praying daily to the RUGS.)

Chandalen -- Fooled you, now, didn't I?  Whew!  I needed that win. -- Rental Car

Juggernaut -- I stamped you a good one!  Don't you think so? -- Postage

Tezcatlipoca -- Lady Fern asked me to send her regards.  That crowd you brought to
The Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa was surely a lot of fun!  She said her gals loved them!
She sent her profound "thanks." -- Finance Manager
P,S.  Congrats again on the Title

Storm Lord -- Maybe so.  Maybe so.  Yes, indeed.  See you in Tempe. -- Finance
Manager, et al

Good luck to all in The Mailer.  May you have brought home great glory to Morya. --
Finance Manager

Thanks for the congrats, Rental Car, but I wouldn't have bet on me... good luck on
taking the throne! -- Tez

Yep, Scarlet, I'm a huge crack. -- White Belt
P.S.  On crack is enough do Mangouste will take a torch.

Valerian -- You're welcome.  You owe us a lot of skills! -- Patte de Saguar and

Rental Car -- Well, I didn't experience any gain either way on that unfortunate
decision. -- Chandalen

Cincinnatus -- Give thanks you are still breathing!  I gave you a parting gift for
you trouble! -- Scarlet

Pyrite -- If you mess with a girl's face, you were suppose to use the Silk side. --

Patte de Saguar -- I could have done without that!  Go flatten someone else! --

Lily of Sarmatia -- I definitely needed those skills with my lack of action on that
one. -- Theriault

White Bect -- I'm sorry, but you'll need to buy some new whites after I made you
bleed all over them. -- Lizard

     Soak in cold water and hand wash!

Madeline -- That makes us tied but I hope we don't see a third "random" matchup in a
row.  That last fight left a mark! -- Sabretooth

Postage -- Very nice win.  Now you and the Jugs are 1-1 but I'm all out of money for
the line item so I hope I don't have to mail anything again until next year. -- Dr.

Thorny -- I thought you Hammers would know better than to challenge me by now.  I
appreciate the wins (3-0) against your stable but I think it's time for you to stay
on the porch and let me run with the big dogs (Champions). -- Boomerang

Cloudrider -- Apparently spines are not a good defense against bullets so I think I
will avoid your stable from now on. -- Porcupine

A salute to all.  May I see you again on the Isle. -- Anferrous

Jennsen -- Live and learn, D'Haran.  Live and learn. -- Pyrite

Tezcatlipoca -- I wasn't expecting YOU!  A spit, I need an outlet for a little
frustration. -- Valerian

Pop Target -- Wow!  I actually won that one after getting my face rearranged. --

All -- Well fought, and won Tezcatlipoca.  Hammer, thanks for the congrats, I'm
trying to get a few worthwhile replacements for my stable.  I'm beginning to think
that Shews 'R' Us and Idiots Incorporated are supplying my rollups.  Ah well, I'll
figure something out.  Good luck to all. -- Michael Eldritch

Garrot -- Hmm, needs butter.  Mind you, I'm not one of those idiots who insists on
adding sugar, too, but everyone knows garrots should be buttered. -- Pop Target
P.S.  Unless they're raw.  Then you want them in boots and chaps.  Ranch dressing,
you know.

Electric Boogaloo -- Well, darn.  Don't forget it was your challenge, though. --
Gopher Broke

Sabretooth -- Ah.  Do you strop them with your tongue? -- Madeline

Porcupine -- Well, I was raised with a pincushion. -- Cloudrider

Thierault -- Auction fever.  I got carried away.  Then you were carried away.  But
not to the morgue, so I don't feel you have any grounds for complaint. -- Lily of

Thierault -- Yeah, I've tried that, too.  Doesn't work. -- Pop Target

Colgate Smile -- I don't know if the crowd was "pleased," I think it was more a case
of being stunned by the reflection off your teeth. -- Lily of Sarmitia

Publius Claudius -- Glad I'm able to take a punch or two.  My revenge might not have
been as sweet as yours, but I'll take it. -- Colgate Smile

Gopher Broke -- Damn!  And my manager had high hopes for me!  Here's to haunting you
from the grave. -- Shade of Electric Boogaloo

Tordek -- I knew you could take a beating, so it's nice to be able to flex my muscles
once in a while! -- Funky Chicken

Morya -- Hope everyone had a good tourney! -- Storm Lord (My Generation)

Morya Maniacs -- I am preparing to travel to Ghana to be a guest instructor at a
Bible School.  The duedate for this newsletter just kind of snuck up on me and I
decided I would rather not write a sloppy spotlight of inferior quality.  I would
rather wait until the creative juices produce a spot worth reading!  Perhaps next
issue or next year? -- Hammer the Morya MadMan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANGOUSTE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCRATCH was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DENT was murdered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
POSTAGE outlasted NUMIDICUS in a slow 13 minute master vs. amateur Bloodfeud duel.
COLGATE SMILE defeated GOPHER BROKE in a 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
RENTAL CAR was devastated by TEZCATLIPOCA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
BOOMERANG was overpowered by SCARLET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CINCINNATUS bested THORN STEM HAMMER in a 5 minute Challenge competition.
JENNSEN defeated LIZARD in a action packed 6 minute Challenge melee.
PORCUPINE unbelievably bested POISON IVY HAMMER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
LUCIUS SULLA was defeated by LILY OF SARMATIA in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FUNKY CHICKEN vanquished PUBLIUS CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MARCUS MARCELLUS narrowly defeated THERIAULT in a popular 5 minute Challenge melee.
ACCRUED INTEREST demolished POP TARGET in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PATTE DE SAGUAR handily defeated CHANDALEN in a 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
VALERIAN devastated BRIAR STEM HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
PYRITE handily defeated CASCELLA in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
MADELINE was bested by JUGGERNAUT in a 2 minute brutal expert's duel.
CLOUDRIDER was devastated by TAXES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WHITE BECT savagely defeated SABRETOOTH in a exciting 3 minute brutal veteran's bout.
GARROT beat JAR JAR BINKS in a 3 minute fight.
BLOOD ROSE HAMMER handily defeated YAMA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
I'M JUST A BILL overpowered YAN LO in a monotonous 3 minute uneven fight.
AHRIMAN was overpowered by ROLLERGIRL in a 1 minute uneven fray.
CAPEX handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HONG KONG FOOEY savagely defeated SAMEDI in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
WILD DAISY HAMMER overpowered DRUJ NASU in a 2 minute gory uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      23 -  10 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  14 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  36 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  31 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  19 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  32 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  29 -  2      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  18 -  1      38  |

Turn 326 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  5         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  4                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TEZCATLIPOCA 4641          17   6  2  130 THE PENTARCHY (397)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629       20   9  1  113 THE PENTARCHY (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCARLET 4603               17  13  0  103 D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
STRIKING ATTACK  RENTAL CAR 4534            12  11  0   89 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
BASHING ATTACK   VALERIAN 4732              11   7  0   87 STEEL AND SILK (495)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BOOMERANG 4696             13   4  0   69 FORCE OF FIVE (524)
TOTAL PARRY      POSTAGE 4750               11   4  1   62 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
WALL OF STEEL    COLGATE SMILE 4812          5   0  0   35 MY GENERATION (533)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LIZARD 4693.  The ten other most popular fighters were POISON IVY HAMMER 

The least popular fighter this week was POSTAGE 4750.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YAN LO 4546, I'M JUST A BILL 4815, DRUJ NASU 4547, SAMEDI 4548, AHRIMAN 
4545, YAMA 4544, CLOUDRIDER 4734, CASCELLA 4659, BRIAR STEM HAMMER 4481, and POP 
TARGET 4817.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GALENA 3505 (28-19-0)                  3  3  0         BOXOROX              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SRAN3E 4382 (20-16-0)                  2  3  0         PHANTACITY           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CUBIC ZIRCONIUM 3777 (12-7-2)          2  3  0         BOXOROX              

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STARGRITS 3714 (6-2-0)                 5  3  0         UGLY URBAN ORCS      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VRTOGLAVA 4684 (10-4-0)                5  3  0         PHANTACITY           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PIPNI 4747 (6-1-1)                     3  2  0  DEAD   PHANTACITY           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COLGATE SMILE 4812 (4-0-0)             2  3  0         MY GENERATION        
BRZ 4801 (3-1-0)                       1  3  0         PHANTACITY           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DECOUSTE 4822 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        
I'M JUST A BILL 4815 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         MY GENERATION        

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAY D AYTOR 1789 (6-4-1)               4  3  0         OTTO'S MECHANICS     

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRINCESSE ADELAIDE 4248 (3-2-0)        1  3  0         THE PENTARCHY        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813 (1-3-0)         1  3  1         MY GENERATION        

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
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last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
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it and that we will see you there!