Date   : 05/24/2013    Duedate: 06/20/2013


DM-28    TURN-359

This Weeks Top Honors


(28-4833) [17-9-3,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAPEX                          EYE BAGS
(28-4833) [17-9-3,99]          (28-4910) [6-0-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DODGE BULLETS (126)            MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
(28-4775) [22-21-0,87]         (28-3668) [10-6-0,62]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAGICAL MADNESS (417)       47
2. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       37      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)    19      Unchartered Team
4. CARESS OF STEEL (549)       19
5. BASH BROS BODY (541)        10      BASH BROS BODY (541)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BASH BROS BODY (541)      13   5  0 72.2   1/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     9  3 0
 2/ 2 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    158  90  4 63.7   2/ 2 DODGE BULLETS (126)       7  8 0
 3- 3 MY GENERATION (533)       56  34  4 62.2   3/ 3 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)  7  8 0
 4/ 0 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     41  38  1 51.9   4/ 4 ZODIAC (536)              5 10 1
 5/ 4 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543) 222 217 15 50.6   5/ 0 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)     4  1 0
 6- 5 THE NINJA (47)            81  80  7 50.3   6- 8 MY GENERATION (533)       3  1 0
 7/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      493 496 14 49.8   7- 7*PHEBIOUS (548)            3  2 0
 8- 7 THE WOLF PACK (546)       23  25  1 47.9   8- 9 THE NINJA (47)            3  2 0
 9/ 8 ZODIAC (536)              56  77  2 42.1   9/ 6*BASH BROS BODY (541)      3  2 0
10- 9*PHEBIOUS (548)            16  23  2 41.0  10- 5 THE WOLF PACK (546)       3  7 0
11/ 0*CARESS OF STEEL (549)      3   7  1 30.0  11/ 0*CARESS OF STEEL (549)     1  0 0
12-10*SHEWISH SNACK (551)        1   4  0 20.0  12-10*SHEWISH SNACK (551)       1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Longshot sat in his study in the Lord of Discipline's guild house.  The sober
room was big and filled with book shelves crammed with books.  It didn't matter about
the topic, if it caught his eye; the book got a new home.  Most were fiction but they
were slowly being taken over by historical books and biographies.  On the huge
mahogany desk that he sat behind was a copy of Basics of the Parry Strike by Taarna
Warblade.  To be honest, Taarna wasn't that good of a warrior.  Her final record was
1-5-1 before she retired.  But what she lacked in skill was made up in her ability to
write.  The principles and theories that she proposed were sound.  Longshot was
impressed with her arguments on tactics as well.  If she was that good in the arena,
he wouldn't have disbanded the team.
     He had sent Psych to get Rebecca because he has news for her that he hopes will
improve her mood.  Ever since Salina was slain, she had been locked in her room
mourning and refused to come out to eat or practice.  That is when everyone knew it
was serious.  She never missed practice.  Koroshiya had left plates of food at her
bedroom door, but they just sat there untouched.  After three days, he finally gave
up and suggested that they let her mourning run its course.
     Soon there was a knock at the door to the study.  Longshot stood up behind his
desk.  He held a piece of parchment in his hand.
     "I want you guys to go in the side room and wait until I tell her.  Then I will
knock.  That is when you come out."  There were whispered voices of agreement and the
sound of feet walking to a side room and the door being pulled shut.
     "Come in." Longshot said.  He still played with the piece of parchment in his
hand.  The door opened and in walked Rebecca.  Her eyes were red and swollen.  It was
easy to tell that she had been crying.  She was wearing regular clothes; a dark blue
shirt and red pants.  Her soft black boots stopped just at her ankles.  Her long
black hair wasn't in the usual French braid she loves to wear.  It was free and
hanging down past her shoulder blades.  Psych stood just behind her in the door way.
He didn't know what was going on, but you could read the concern on his face.
Longshot only wondered what personality was showing concern.
     "Perhaps you would like to explain this."  Longshot handed the piece of
parchment to Rebecca.
     Rebecca began to read the words on the parchment out loud, "Hail the Influencer,
gladiator of Morya..."
     As she read, Longshot couldn't hold back his smile any longer.  He could see
that she began to realize what was in her hand.
     "Do you mean?"
     He nodded.  "You made it.  You're going to the Isle."
    As much as she had been mourning, you would not think that Rebecca had tears to
spare.  But the tears began again.  But this time they were of joy.  She crumpled to
her knees.  The whole time she held the invite.  She whispered the words, 'We did it,
Domi.  We did it', over and over.  Psych only stood looking at her.  He had a puzzled
look on his face as if he still hadn't understood what was happening.
     Longshot, walked around the desk.  He placed one of his hands on Rebecca's
shoulder.  "Get up now.  No one should see you like this."
     Rebecca looked up at him, nodded, and then stood.  She wiped the tears away with
the back of her hand.  "Psych doesn't mind that I am crying." She said with a sniff.
     "I don't think they would either.  But you'd hate me if I let them see you like
that."  Three sharp raps sounded on the desk and the door to the side room that
Longshot used as sleeping quarters opened.  Out stepped a half elf and a human.  The
human had black hair that was cut close to the scalp.  He stood behind the half elf
with his arms folded and a grimace on his face.  It was hard to tell what he was
displeased about.  Perhaps it was the fact that he was barely taller that the half
elf.  But whatever it was, it was on his bad side and wasn't getting off it anytime
soon.  The angry man's dark eyes seemed to be sizing up everyone in the room.  He
wore black riding leather and had a mace at his hip.  The head of it was a polished
metal with golden studs all around.  The head also looked slightly bigger than a
normal mace.  It looked heavy and unwieldy, but it didn't seem to weigh him down.  No
wonder.  His arms could pass for thighs on some people.
     The half elf had long blonde hair that was so yellow, it could pass for gold.
It hung in thin strands that stopped just below his shoulders.  The smile on his face
was reflected in his icy blue eyes.  He, like his human companion, wore black riding
leather.  The color brought out the paleness of his skin.  He had an elaborately
decorated red scabbard holding his short sword at his hip.  The scabbard was trimmed
in gold and appeared to be a carving of a stag running through the forest.  The half
elf held his arms out wide as if preparing to receive a hug.  He wasn't disappointed.
Rebecca ran and threw one of her arms around his neck.  The other sought out the grim
human and pulled him closer.  He never unfolded his arms.  Briefly, a smile slipped
through the grim facade and he stepped closer to let her hug him as well.
     "They asked permission to deliver the message to you.  We all know how important
it is....  Especially to you." Longshot said.  "You should feel proud.  I don't think
too many new graduates get an armed escort of lord protectors."
     Rebecca finally let the two of them go and stood back.  "Frenzy... Fascist... I
can't believe you delivered this to me.  I don't know what to say."
     "How about 'let's get an ale'." The human, Fascist Bully Boy, said.  "The roads
are dry and dusty this time of year."
     The first day that Alric, his real name, signed up for the team Longshot thought
of the name.  When Longshot explained to Alric what fascist meant in his language, he 
fell in love with it.  It got so bad, he wouldn't answer to any other name.
     "Should we tell the others that there will be a celebration?" Psych asked.
Everyone had forgotten that he was in the room.  Fascist walked over and looked Psych
from head to toe.  He then turned to Longshot.
     "You still have this freak around?  I thought you had got rid of him a long time
ago." Fascist asked.  He spoke as if Psych wasn't in the room.  Psych simply looked
at him with a slight tilt to his head.  The same way a dog would at something odd.
     "We would appreciate it if you wouldn't talk as if we aren't in the room.
**Yes, I know he is a jerk.  But we have to be civil.  He is our stable mate, after
     "Great!  He is doing it again."
     To be honest, Fascist never had to deal with Psych that much.  When Fascist was
heading to the Isle, Psych was recruited.  The few weeks he did spend with Psych were
more than enough.  The others were sympathetic to the troubled young man.  But
Fascist only saw the chance to harass him.   It has never stopped.
     "Don't let Alric get you, Laurence." The half-elf said with a smile.  He rests
his hand on the shoulder of Psych.  "It's his weird way of showing that he loves
you."  The half-elf's laughter sounded like music.  It was so light.  Psych had
always liked to hear him laugh.
     "But..." Now the half-elf's voice became serious. "I saw your last fight.  You
should have won that one.  When I was your level, I was taking out strikers and
lungers in one minute.  I will show you some of my techniques.  There is nothing like
the expression on the face of an opponent as they look up at you from the sands and
try to figure out what just happened."  The laugh came again.  This time Psych
     Frenzy led his friend out the door, the whole time talking about his plans for
him.  "I want to see you on the Isle in ten to twelve turns tops!"
     "Wonderful." Fascist said while rolling his eyes.
     They all headed down to the pub to celebrate.  Tonight they would enjoy
themselves.  Tomorrow, they will begin training to avenge Salina.  If Longshot had
his way, Mercury's head would be on a spike after the next turn games.

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 361): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): BETTINA CHIM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 293): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 262): KHARAS of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): BAD BAD BASSO of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): HOPE of MERC'D MAFIA (Centauri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 361): STEEL PROPHETS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 293): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 262): WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): BAD GUYS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 292): HARAZIM KOREH of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 261): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 78): SAM TALL of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So, this is my last Duel mistress column.  Monuntial will always be my home.  I
cannot deny my love for the city.  But Morya has been a nice alternative during my
short stay here.  I look at this event with mixed emotions.  I am happy to finally
achieve my goal that I set out to do, but I wish Salina was around to help me
celebrate.  I know a lot of you made fun of her.  Yes, she did have terrible hygiene.
But she had become a good friend.  In some ways, she reminded me of my little sister,
Domi.  It is aggravating that she was killed by someone sandbagging.
     Speaking of sandbaggers; the warriors of Morya owe Mercury a debt of gratitude.
If he did not slay Salina, she would dominate this arena.  I have no doubt about
that.  She only had seven fights under her belt and she had already mastered a skill.
She was even beating Mercury and had him ready to give up.  But all it takes is one
lucky parry.  She will be avenged.
     I would like to extend a welcome to the Ninja and the Shewish Snacks stable.  I
wish I could have crossed blades with you.  Perhaps we will meet on the Isle.  Maybe
I will have figured out this friggin' battle axe by then.
     Capex, my worthy opponent!  Thanks for another win.  I have to ask you this, why
do you smile so much when I hit you?  Do you like that?  You just got creepier to me.
     It looks like the top two contenders are Funky Chicken and Pop Target.  Either
one would make a great duel master.  Good luck to both of you.  Speaking of the top
tier, I love that almost all the fighting styles are present in the 'Top Warrior of
Each style' list.  All we need are parry riposte and wall of steel styles.  Maybe the
wall of steel position will be filled in two turns.  We did have a decent parry
riposte, but Tank couldn't control himself.  I really hope that my replacement is a
parry-strike.  We need more of that style.
     Eye bags, you are still too arrogant.  But it is hilarious watching you thrash
Tank around the arena.  Two rounds of being beat like a dusty rug must really damage
the ego.  Maybe Eye Bags would stop if Tank just gave up and let him have his lunch
money?  On second thought, keep it up.  There is too much joy on Eye Bag's face as he
slices and dices Tank.  Okay, I am off to finish packing and then it is on to the
Isle.  It's been real, Morya.

May your blades chip and shatter,

The Influencer, Duel Mistress

                                      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 THE WOLF PACK a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  What's 
with TALISMAN?  He actually beat DODGE BULLETS' LILY OF SARMATIA, and walked away 
with 24 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DODGE BULLETS.  POP TARGET lost 
12 points to CAPEX.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe POP TARGET will provide 
more easy wins...  MORYA has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  She 
Bloodfeuded ZODIAC's MERCURY (7-8-1), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  Try as 
he might, MERCURY wasn't good enough at persuading THE INFLUENCER to step down from 
the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on? 
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  MORYA 
thinks THE WOLF PACK and their 23-25-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  In my day, no team with a 23-25-1 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, LORD OF DISCIPLINE?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, POP TARGET!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
     Warriors of MORYA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  MERCURY larned his 
lesson (THE INFLUENCER taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight 
any LORD OF DISCIPLINE members with the same gusto.  Is it my imagination, or are 
fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPEX 4833                   17   9  3    99       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUNKY CHICKEN 4816           16  11  1   101       MY GENERATION (533)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LILY OF SARMATIA 4775        22  21  0    87       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 ALLURE 3671                   9   7  0    87       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 TALISMAN 3667                 9   7  1    86       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
-JIMMY JABB 269               15  16  2    82       THE NINJA (47)
 POP TARGET 4817              18  20  0    80       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-STINGER 404                  15  13  0    79       THE NINJA (47)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYE BAGS 4910                 6   0  0    72       BASH BROS BODY (541)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HURRICANE 1190               10   9  1    65       THE NINJA (47)
 CONSTRUCT 3668               10   6  0    62       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
 KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976          11   3  2    59       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 TRAVEL 5005                   7   1  0    57       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCURY 4974                  7   8  1    56       ZODIAC (536)
-INSURANCE 5006                5   3  0    53       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         8   7  0    50       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-SAM SPADE 399                11  14  0    47       THE NINJA (47)
-ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813        5   4  2    47       MY GENERATION (533)
 RUNE 4083                     4   2  0    45       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
-KIM 4988                      7   3  0    41       THE WOLF PACK (546)
-HONG KONG FOOEY 4834          8   4  0    39       MY GENERATION (533)
 VENUS 5013                    6   3  0    38       ZODIAC (536)
 MARY MEI 5016                 7   2  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-TIGRESS 4990                  5   5  0    35       THE WOLF PACK (546)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMICHLOPHOBIA 5001           4   4  0    33       PHEBIOUS (548)
-TANK 5017                     2   3  1    33       THE WOLF PACK (546)
 PSYCHO DAD 4931               8   7  0    31       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 SHOW OF HANDS 5011            1   1  0    30       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-OPHIDIOPHOBIA 5003            5   3  1    29       PHEBIOUS (548)
-CHREMATOPHOBIA 5002           2   6  0    28       PHEBIOUS (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-I'M JUST A BILL 4815          3   2  0    21       MY GENERATION (533)
-BIG GUT 4911                  3   3  0    20       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-TORNADO 1958                  1   1  0    18       THE NINJA (47)
-KEIGHAN 5026                  3   1  0    17       THE WOLF PACK (546)
 LUCKY LOOIE 5022              4   3  0    15       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 PLUTO 5014                    3   6  0    15       ZODIAC (536)
 CONSULTATION 5041             3   0  0    13       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 MONGO CRUSH 5024              3   3  0    12       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
-PTERONOPHOBIA 5039            1   1  0    11       PHEBIOUS (548)
-SUGAR DADDY 5037              1   0  0    11       SHEWISH SNACK (551)
-THEOPOBIA 5027                2   1  0    10       PHEBIOUS (548)
 STORM WARNING 5033            2   3  0     9       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-FAWN-EYED GIRL 5008           1   1  1     8       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
 URANUS 5025                   1   4  0     7       ZODIAC (536)
 WACKY WICCAN 4314             1   0  0     6       MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
-MYSTIC RHYTHM 5009            1   1  0     4       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-BY-TOR 5010                   0   2  0     2       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-UNCLE FIRESIDE 5007           0   2  0     2       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
 WATERRAT 5045                 0   1  0     1       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
YELLOW TEETH 4914       4  2 0 BASH BROS BODY 541   TANK 5017             356  REVENGED
STINK BREATH 5015       5  3 2 LORD OF DISCIPLI 543 MERCURY 4974          358  JUST REVENGED
HADEPHOBIA 5021         1  2 1 PHEBIOUS 548         STINK BREATH 5015     355  NONE
MALIK 5020              1  2 0 THE WOLF PACK 546    ELECTRIC BOOGALO 4813 355  REVENGED
SATURN 5042             0  3 0 ZODIAC 536           BANDIT PRINCE         359  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zodiacs -- I am having trouble determining whether you have a vendetta or a

benevolency against us.  Hate or love?  Uranus and Pluto challenged; Uranus and Pluto
lost.  Do I worry about it, or love it, or both? -- Finance Manager (tapping the till
for a little more cash, just in case)

The Influencer -- I salute your talent, Sir.  You are a fine Duelmaster.  Kudos on
the Lord Protectorship. -- Capex, Expense Accounts
P.S.  I dunno.  Perhaps you simply needed a shower?

Pluto -- Wow!  That's a long way to travel from.  Perhaps you were tired? -- Travel,
Expense Accounts

Uranus -- If I had known you wanted a meeting, I could have made a dinner
reservation.  It would have been more fun for you and have taken less time. --
Consultation, Expense Accounts

Sam Spade -- That is unlike you.  Usually you have all the insurance you need.  You
will do better next time. -- Insurance, Expense Accounts

Enjoyed reading your interesting and unique DM Column, Mr. Influencer.  Good job.
Capex is a little unusual, isn't he? -- Finance Manager

Salina and Rebecca -- I think I love you both!  When you get those flowers and
chocolate covered cherries by post, remember me.  XOXOXO -- Capex

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  (And keep the debt down.) -- Finance Manager

Tank -- Okay, I'm settled!  Eye Bags won't be trying to kill you for the last two
turns, but don't think for a moment that I'm not going to continue the bloodfeud. --

Morya -- Thanks for all the support.  Yellow Teeth was definitely a fun one, but
death was not unexpected.  Pretty sure he's going on my October roster, though. --

Tornado -- ...! -- Mongo Crush

He says he is tired of losing to guys like you. -- Psycho Dad

Mercury -- Your timing is terrible.  If you'd seen what she picked up in the tourney,
you would understand my disappointment.  The arena really does owe you thanks. --

Tigress --  Sorry.  But if it makes you feel better, you were my second choice. --

Our congratulations to The Influencer. -- Jorja and the Dodge Bullets bunch

The Influencer -- Seriously, congratulations.  Good work. -- Lily

We are seriously short of time today, as usual, so we'll just say:

To those we fought -- Good fight.  We went four-one, and we LIKE that. -- we who
fought you

Except that *I* did not like taking the loss, and to that weird bird! -- Lily of

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SATURN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE INFLUENCER vanquished MERCURY in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Bloodfeud battle.
CAPEX vanquished POP TARGET in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
ACCRUED INTEREST was overpowered by EYE BAGS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KOROSHIYA ICHI vanquished VENUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CONSULTATION beat STORM WARNING in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
URANUS was luckily beaten by MONGO CRUSH in a dull 13 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
LILY OF SARMATIA was vanquished by TALISMAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALLURE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CONSTRUCT was narrowly defeated by TRAVEL in a 6 minute gory melee.
RUNE savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody veteran vs. amateur match.
MARY MEI bested PSYCHO DAD in a 2 minute battle.
LUCKY LOOIE was demolished by SHOW OF HANDS in a 1 minute bloody one-sided brawl.
PLUTO overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 5 minute fight.
WACKY WICCAN won victory over WATERRAT in a action packed 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        26 -  14 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  25 -  3      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  26 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  32 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  31 -  2      31  |

Turn 359 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       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   CAPEX 4833                 17   9  3   99 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
AIMED BLOW       ALLURE 3671                 9   7  0   87 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  TALISMAN 3667               9   7  1   86 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
WALL OF STEEL    CONSTRUCT 3668             10   6  0   62 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVEL 5005                 7   1  0   57 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUNE 4083                   4   2  0   45 MAGICAL MADNESS (417)
PARRY-LUNGE      VENUS 5013                  6   3  0   38 ZODIAC (536)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LILY OF SARMATIA 4775.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was CONSTRUCT 3668.  The ten other most popular fighters were EYE BAGS 
4910, STORM WARNING 5033, RUNE 4083, MARY MEI 5016, WACKY WICCAN 4314, CAPEX 4833, 
TALISMAN 3667, TRAVEL 5005, ALLURE 3671, and SHOW OF HANDS 5011.

The least popular fighter this week was MONGO CRUSH 5024.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PLUTO 5014, LUCKY LOOIE 5022, URANUS 5025, CONSULTATION 5041, 
4775, and KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976.

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