Date   : 05/14/2003    Duedate: 05/27/2003


DM-29    TURN-449

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-3994) [9-3-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MR. YUCK                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE TAKEN (173)                
(29-3994) [9-3-0,107]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PAUL                           PAUL
MEN (356)                      MEN (356)
(29-4342) [17-14-0,73]         (29-4342) [17-14-0,73]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            38
2. EQUESTORS (158)             32      CROC FILES (374)
3. THE GUILD (208)             26      Unchartered Team
4. THE TAKEN (173)             25
5. MEN (356)                   13      KING'S X (238)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  49  29  5 62.8   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          12  3 2
 2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          98  69  8 58.7   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         10  5 1
 3/ 3 DEATH THREAT (376)        44  39  5 53.0   3- 3 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  5  1 0
 4/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)          568 507 29 52.8   4/ 0 THE GUILD (208)           3  2 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      215 231 18 48.2   5/ 4 DEATH THREAT (376)        3  2 0
 6/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)          411 461 30 47.1   6/ 0 THE TAKEN (173)           3  2 0
 7/ 0 THE GUILD (208)          492 575 20 46.1   7/ 5 MEN (356)                 2  7 0
 8/ 6 MEN (356)                 90 120  7 42.9   8/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       1  5 0
 9/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     137 188  5 42.2   9/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      1  7 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[ The Charter Cities #85 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

At the coruscine mines between Rocanis and Morya:

     Iron Talon had the horse that had jumped the lava with her, and Rokori Klee and 
Bill the Magician also had mounts, horses she didn't remember seeing before--she 
didn't ask how they'd got them.  If they'd stolen... uh, found the horses, she didn't 
want to know about it.  "I don't like leaving without Lugard," she muttered.
     "He isn't here," Bill repeated.  "If he's alive, he's made his own escape, and 
if he's dead, well, he's probably been burned to ash by the lava...."
     "Don't SAY that!" Ronnie growled.  "If we're going to go, let's just DO it."
     "Good advice," Rokori Klee agreed.  The Dark Arena Shew glanced around quickly, 
his height giving him an advantage.  "That way looks best."
     Bill shrugged indifferently and turned his horse in the direction suggested.  
Iron Talon did the same.
     "There are a couple of fossilized professors at the Academy who aren't going to 
BELIEVE my report," Bill mused.  "I always wanted to come across something NEW, 
something so amazing that old Salovar and Lorimur wouldn't believe it."
     "Yeah, well, you gotta live to tell them about it," Iron Talon snapped.  She 
stood in her stirrups and confirmed her impression that people were gathering along 
the edge of the volcanic zone.  Very annoyed looking people.  Probably coruscine 
miners who had lost their mines to this eruption.  She would just as soon not have to 
explain herself to them.


     The big door at the top of the ramp opened with a clang, letting in a slanting 
shaft of sunlight that Agro was damned glad to see.  A voice called for them to come 
out, not mentioning what might be awaiting them in the arena.  And just to make sure 
they left the big underground room... Agro could hear something else opening behind 
them, and the roar of water coming through under pressure.  Some of the people 
trapped with him and Bindi yelled in alarm.
     The big Croc smiled grimly.  Come out or drown, eh?  He whistled to get the 
attention of his fellow prisoners, commanding them with gestures--so as not to alert 
anyone outside--to arm themselves and advance on the exit in an orderly manner.  He 
was pleasantly surprised by the fact that they did remain orderly, all except for a 
couple who started in to have hysterics... and the nearest neighbors to those two 
dealt with the problem quickly.  He hefted his blade and caught Bindi's eye, 
gesturing that the two of them should take the lead.  As gladiators, he figured they 
had the best chance to secure the exit before the men guarding the door realized that 
this was no horde of unarmed laborers coming out.
     Bindi nodded and raised her own sword.  The other float-bearers readied the 
weapons they'd managed to put together.  Forming up in a double column, they started 
up the ramp at an easy lope.

No time for more today, but please accept this as a reminder of what went before and 
a promise of more to come. -- the Scribe

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #60 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga and vicinity:

     Aghtamar pushed back her bowl with a sigh of satisfaction.  She'd probably eaten
better venison stew, but she couldn't remember when.  "So tell us about the new
danger on the road here," she invited.
     Cadal drained his tankard of ale and folded his arms on the table.  "We don't
know what it is," he said, "but there have been more than a dozen travelers' deaths
between here and Mirkon [the next town east of Korga] that can't be accounted for by
any of the usual hazards.  All but one instance were lone travelers, all were moving
after dark.  A courier, a couple of traders, the rest we're not sure about.  Two
female, the rest male.  Karnhorns, mostly, but three Harkenes, a couple westerners,
Convincian, maybe.  All armed, four mounted and the others on foot."
     "A mixed lot," Fist of Kjarran said, nodding.  "Nothing to link them together--"
     "Except the way they died.  The doctor here that examined some of the bodies
called it 'heart failure'."  Cadal grimaced.  "Those of us that have been patrolling
the road and found the bodies call it 'dead of fear'.  The looks on their faces...."
He shook his head slightly.  "Whatever they met terrified them.  All but the oldest
two had run long and hard before they dropped.  We figure the oldest ones simply died
on the spot where they met...whatever it was."
     "Not a lot to go on, if you're thinking we can help you hunt this killer," Zilla
said critically.  "I suppose there aren't any tracks?"
     "Nothing we can be sure of," Cadal admitted.  "My idea is to bait them--send a
likely traveler along the road after dark and follow, hoping to come on something."
     "Damned big risk you're asking your decoy to take," Aghtamar pointed out.
     "Yes, that's why I only want Lord Protectors on this."
     "I can do this," Fist of Kjarran said briskly.  "For the glory of the Empire and
in the service of Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde, I will serve as bait to lure out
this killer who preys on innocent travelers!"

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."


     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, sat in his study and stared into the fire.  He
was alone, and it was very late.  A bottle of wine and a goblet sat on the table at
his elbow, but he didn't reach for them.  Getting drunk might make him forget his
problems for the night, but in the morning, the problems would still be there, and
he'd have Shew-sized hangover to go with them.  Better to pass on the wine.
     Had he done the right thing in releasing the Dregur from the Silent Place?  Yes.
Or at least, releasing them wasn't a wrong thing.  Caging them because the Karnhorns
didn't know how to live with them and hadn't the power to kill them had been a wrong
thing.  Blackie believed with his whole heart that death was better than a cage.  And
he had known the risks he was taking--the risks he was subjecting everyone in the
area to--when he released the Dregur.  Some innocent people would die of encounters
with the Dregur...as innocent people were dying every day at the hands of the
     Blackie's eyes went to the wine bottle.  That was what haunted him, the innocent
people.  Hell, even some of the invaders were innocent in all the ways that counted,
drafted from their Eastern homes at the command of some powerful lord and sent to
Alastari to fight and die.  Telling himself that fewer innocents would die this way
was cold comfort.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 465): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 459): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 459): GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 456): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 448): PYGMY SHREW of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 445): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 443): SEDEN of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 399): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 324): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 349): CHALICE of SUPERIOR FORCES from LAPUR (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 465): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 459): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 459): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 457): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 456): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 448): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 445): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 443): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 399): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 324): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 349): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 224): SAMPSA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                               BLADEFIST of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                            NO CHASER of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 303): JESSIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LAPUR once again!  What's with CINA?  She actually beat LAPUR's 
IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at DEATH THREAT.  COBRA lost 10 points to JUVENAL.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe COBRA will provide more easy wins...  What a role model for LAPUR's 
young 'uns!  PYGMY SHREW becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I'm 
sure LAPUR is excited about MR. YUCK, the new Duelmaster from THE TAKEN.  (remember?) 
But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  LAPUR thinks EQUESTORS 
and their 411-461-30 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at BLACK SAMURAI ain't reelin'!  EQUESTORS' 
mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, ALAN!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Maybe CROC FILES' BINDI is one of 
those gals who likes pain, or something.  That's what she'll get next week, after 
challenging up 28 to OTARU.  BINDI did pretty good last week in beating OTARU to get 
26 points.  Why did OTARU lose, you ask?  Simple:  he wasn't good enough.  I hate 
going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that GOLDIE gets in.  She 
fights people like GALBA, 8 points below.  I thought GOLDIE showed great skill and 
promise when she overcame GALBA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  How long have I 
been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR. YUCK 3994                 9   3  0   107       THE TAKEN (173)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PYGMY SHREW 3743             10   6  2   132       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 GOLDIE 4395                   9   3  0   102       CROC FILES (374)
 BLUEY 4317                   23  16  0    97       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONTY 4391                    9   5  2    83       CROC FILES (374)
 JUVENAL 4351                 16  10  3    81       EQUESTORS (158)
-ENOSHIMA 4349                16   3  0    80       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-MATSURI 4256                 14  10  0    79       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GALBA 4389                   10   5  0    76       EQUESTORS (158)
 PAUL 4342                    17  14  0    73       MEN (356)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 4355                    6   5  0    61       DEATH THREAT (376)
-SAMPO 3897                    8   5  1    60       DEEP 13 (334)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HILARUS 4387                 10   6  1    52       EQUESTORS (158)
-HANGMAN 4357                  7   4  2    51       DEATH THREAT (376)
 SCORPUS 4393                 10   3  1    50       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPE 3988                     8   5  0    44       THE TAKEN (173)
-LEAST SHREW 3513              5   3  1    41       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747       5   3  0    38       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 SCRAPPA 4411                  3   0  1    38       CROC FILES (374)
 BUZZARD 3995                 10   2  0    36       THE TAKEN (173)
 LUCIUS 4406                   6   1  2    36       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAWN 4405                    5   3  1    33       MEN (356)
 TALL TREE 4380                5  13  0    28       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHUBON 4381                   2   3  0    28       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BINDI 4422                    1   1  0    27       CROC FILES (374)
 ALAN 4397                     6   6  0    25       MEN (356)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAGAN 4082                    2   2  0    23       THE GUILD (208)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       3   1  0    22       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 KINSORROW 4051                3   2  0    21       THE GUILD (208)
 DARK ABYSS 4417               2   0  0    21       DEATH THREAT (376)
 TEMMURO 4237                  4   3  1    16       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 HOPE'S END 4031               4   4  0    16       THE GUILD (208)
 OTARU 4245                    4   3  0    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CINA 4426                     1   0  0    14       THE GUILD (208)
 ZARGAS 4425                   1   0  0    12       THE GUILD (208)
-RAGING FIRE 4407              1   0  0    11       DEATH THREAT (376)
 BADGER 4410                   2   3  1    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BONE 4092                     1   1  0     4       THE TAKEN (173)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MUDBALL 4402           1  6 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    SCORPUS 4393          447         
WASP 4409              0  3 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    SCRAPPA 4411          447         
BINDI 4394             4  6 2 CROC FILES 374        LUCIUS 4406           447 REVENGED
TOMMY 4404             1  4 0 MEN 356               BADGER 4410           446 REVENGED
WUSSY 4424             0  1 0 THE TAKEN 173         HEINOUS BEAST 387     449 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lapur -- No body armor, bring 'em on.  Two more naked opponents go down to kiss the 
sand.  The other three came dressed for the occasion. -- Spartacus

Dear Croc -- Finally someone else who has the audacity to avenge a dead comrade.  
Well done. -- Spartacus

All -- Hello, I am Guido, manager of the Guild.  It has been a very long time since 
my warriors last walked the sands of Lapur, and much has changed.  Here's to good, 
fierce competition, and hopefully, a lot of fun. -- Guido

All -- I have traveled long and far, from a distant land to ressurect this formidable 
team.  Dominator is gone, and I now am in charge.  The time has come for us to once 
again pick up our weapons.  The Taken have returned! -- Stillgard, manager of The 

Yes, THawk, I do realize that I have only two active warriors on this team.  If 
people didn't keep killing my warriors, I would find it a lot easier to recruit new 
ones, you know.  Maybe next time I'll bring in some new blood, and maybe not, 
depending on how cruel I feel about it then. -- Uncle Wolf

Southeastern Shrew -- Glad I'm not in the southeast!  You're a nasty little fellow, 
every tiny inch of you. -- Tall Tree

Shawn -- If you even TRY to skin me, I'm going to tell my mommy! -- Badger

THawk -- No, it isn't a case of people here having something against Crocodiles in 
general, only against Bindis.  It's Cardow Hunters in general that people have 
grudges against. -- Uncle Wolf

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WUSSY was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDIE devastated GALBA in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge duel.
SCRAPPA defeated ALAN in a popular 1 minute amateur vs. master upset Challenge duel.
BINDI demolished OTARU in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
BLUEY luckily beat PAUL in a 2 minute bloody veteran's struggle.
MR. YUCK handily defeated MONTY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
COBRA was vanquished by JUVENAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HOPE vanquished TALL TREE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HILARUS slimly won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
SCORPUS handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BUZZARD subdued VAGAN in a 6 minute master vs. amateur match.
LUCIUS devastated TEMMURO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory one-sided battle.
HOPE'S END was handily defeated by SHAWN in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
DARK ABYSS vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BONE lost to ZARGAS in a 1 minute novice's fray.
KINSORROW viciously subdued BADGER in a 7 minute gory amateur's brawl.
CINA overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  15 -  3      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  35 -  7      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 449 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MR. YUCK 3994               9   3  0  107 THE TAKEN (173)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUEY 4317                 23  16  0   97 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   JUVENAL 4351               16  10  3   81 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   PAUL 4342                  17  14  0   73 MEN (356)
AIMED BLOW       HOPE 3988                   8   5  0   44 THE TAKEN (173)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAUL 4342.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PAUL 4342.  The ten other most popular fighters were BADGER 4410, GOLDIE 4395, 
SCRAPPA 4411, HILARUS 4387, LUCIUS 4406, CINA 4426, BINDI 4422, SHAWN 4405, MR. YUCK 
3994, and JUVENAL 4351.

The least popular fighter this week was BUZZARD 3995.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOPE'S END 4031, TALL TREE 4380, COBRA 4355, MONTY 4391, OTARU 4245, 
GALBA 4389, WUSSY 4424, BONE 4092, TEMMURO 4237, and BLUEY 4317.