Date   : 07/07/2004    Duedate: 07/20/2004


DM-29    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4349) [27-9-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENOSHIMA                       GALILEO GALILEI
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            ASTRONOMICAL (391)
(29-4349) [27-9-0,106]         (29-4526) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         MASHED SHREW
EQUESTORS (158)                SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
(29-4406) [20-17-2,94]         (29-4552) [5-1-1,73]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             25
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        22      RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         19      Unchartered Team
4. CROC FILES (374)            17
5. RAGE OF ANGELS (361)         2      ASTRONOMICAL (391)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      35  12  1 74.5   1/ 1 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  8  5 0
 2- 3*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       10   5  0 66.7   2/ 3 CROC FILES (374)          8  7 0
 3/ 1*ASTRONOMICAL (391)         5   3  1 62.5   3/ 2 EQUESTORS (158)           7  8 1
 4/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  82  61  9 57.3   4/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  1 0
 5/ 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        96  72 14 57.1   5/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4  8 0
 6/ 6 CROC FILES (374)         174 143 14 54.9   6/ 7*ASTRONOMICAL (391)        3  3 0
 7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      252 250 20 50.2   7/ 4 DEATH THREAT (376)        2  5 1
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          483 537 37 47.4   8- 8*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       1  1 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     188 255  7 42.4   9/ 9 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      0  2 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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #81 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The heavy bell-tone sounded again, and this time the wave-front came with a
light that was brighter than sunlight and sharper than needles.  Artemisia felt that
she was being raked over with a curry-comb.  It didn't feel bad, exactly, but if it
had been a little more forceful....  The tentacle holding her did not fare so well:
its flesh was ripped by the comb-teeth of sound and light.  A dark fluid that must
have been its blood splattered on the deck.
     The tilting deck.  There are just so many assaults of sound-light that any
wooden ship could take, and _The Golden Moon_ had taken them.
     Artemisia rolled free of the tentacle that had been pinning her down and looked
around, assessing options.  The tentacles seemed to be out of the fight, at least for
now.  The zombies, too--the bell's attack had shattered their flimsy bodies.  The
ship was coming apart around her.  But what about her crew?  The few men she could
see were dead.  They couldn't all have died but her, could they?  It certainly looked
like that was what had happened.  Maybe it was the Isle spells that had accompanied
her oath to the Greywand that had preserved her.
     Which didn't answer the immediate question:  What to do?  If she stayed with the
ship, no spell of physical toughness would preserve her from the possibility of being
crushed by a falling mast or the like.  And if she dived overboard...was the tentacle
thing killed or just injured?  But gladiators didn't make it to the Isle through
being indecisive.
     She sheathed her cutlass, gathered her limbs under her, and dived, cutting the
water cleanly and stroking away from the ship and toward the dark hump of Barikala
island.  They said that no one ever came back from Barikala these days, but she would
deal with that problem later.  She could feel turbulence in the water below her and
guessed that it might be more tentacles, and whatever it was they sprouted from.
Well, nothing she could do about it right this minute, but she vowed that if she
survived this, she would encourage the eating of giant octopus.  Or squid, as the
case might be.
     Her fingers grazed rock and something grasped her wrist.  She looked up, gasping
for breath and already twisting to reach her cutlass.
     There was a man kneeling on the rock and pulling her upwards.  An ordinary man.
The most beautiful sight she'd seen in hours.  She allowed him to help her onto the
rock, which she saw was part of the shoreline of the island.
     "I'm surprised you survived," the man said.  "And glad, of course, we see so few
new faces here!  My name's Eddystone, by the way--graduated from the arena here and
didn't get off-island fast enough."
     Artemisia gave up trying to wring water out of her hair and clothes.  "I'm a
Lady Protector myself," she admitted.  "What's going on here?  The zombies, the
tentacles, the bell...?"
     "Ah, well, it's a longish story," Eddystone muttered.  He squinted out across
the water.  "But I guess you're the only survivor on my section of the coast, so we
might as well head back to the Hall."
     "And you can tell me this long story on the way," Artemisia suggested firmly.
"Start with the short version, and we can go into detail later."
     "Yes, well...hmm.  I guess it began with the Invasion, or around the same time--
I don't know if they were connected.  But the Duke says that's when the Light-Keepers
started having trouble with--  Er, you HAVE heard of the TRUE Barikala Light, haven't
     Artemisia glanced inland toward the pillar of light that was visible over the
island every night and on cloudy days.  "Even if I hadn't heard of it then, I have
     "Well, the Light-Keepers started having trouble with the, uh, controls on it, I
guess you'd say.  Most of us didn't know a thing about it then, of course, but we've
all--everyone on Barikala--become, uh, well-informed, I guess you could say, since
then.  The Light got loose.  At least to the extent you see now.  Don't even ask what
happened to the Keepers on duty when that happened!  The Light isn't, well, Evil or
anything like that, but when it's loose, it strains things.  The fabric of the
Multiverse and so on.  Like having a lot of little temporary Gates around the place.
Well, the Duke's no fool, you know.  There were procedures.  Close off the island to
local traffic.  The power of the Light can be tapped, and it was used to set up a
Barrier.  Things can get in, but not out.  Because all these little Gates were
leaking...monsters.  Like the one you fought, we've had several of that type.  They
come from a place called, uh, Miskatonia or something like that.  Not always inside
the Barrier, but since the monsters are all drawn to the power of the Light, they all
come in, sooner or later.  And we kill them as fast as we can."  Eddystone grimaced.
"It isn't easy!  We kill monsters, but there are always more coming, and OUR
population is dropping, because since the Barrier went up and people realized that no
one was LEAVING Barikala, we haven't gotten people to replace the ones that die."
     "Sounds like what you need to do is close the Gates," Artemisia said.
     "That's easy to SAY," Eddystone agreed, "and we do when we can, although we're
running out of magicians.  But for every Gate we close, it seems like two more open.
It's the Light that makes all these Gates POSSIBLE, so what we NEED to do is get the
Light back under control.  And that isn't something anyone seems to know how to do."
     "Then we'd better find out," Artemisia said.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LAPUR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MUCIANUS win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
breakin' my heart.  ENOSHIMA challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ENOSHIMA takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Burning Tree, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LAPUR's trash 
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  EQUESTORS was the most avoided 
team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in 
this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BLACK SAMURAI.  
Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ENOSHIMA was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have TYCHO BRAHE in a 
challenge, going down 14 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought TYCHO BRAHE 
showed great skill and promise when he was bested by STONETOOTH.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                27   9  0   106       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCO 4535                     8   4  0   101       CROC FILES (374)
 COOKIE 4455                  16   9  2   100       CROC FILES (374)
 SCORPUS 4393                 23  20  2    97       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCIUS 4406                  20  17  2    94       EQUESTORS (158)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       9   9  2    92       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALL TREE 4380               19  29  0    88       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUCIANUS 4478                13  10  1    80       EQUESTORS (158)
 MASHED SHREW 4552             5   1  1    73       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      11   9  0    72       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 MACRINUS 4452                13  12  3    69       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY 4537                     6   6  0    59       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 LEAST SHREW 3513             11   9  1    58       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACHIGAI 4506                10   2  0    48       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BLACK TIGER 4436              9  19  0    46       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-KOJIRO 4456                   6   3  1    40       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE PLAGUE 4519               4   4  2    33       DEATH THREAT (376)
-FIGHTING COCK 4514            4   2  0    33       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 ONOSUKE 4559                  3   3  0    32       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GALILEO GALILEI 4526          3   1  0    32       ASTRONOMICAL (391)
 STONETOOTH 4560               3   3  0    27       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVENGE 4204                  1   0  0    21       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 AMIE 4564                     2   2  0    19       CROC FILES (374)
-SINK HOLE 4565                2   1  0    19       DEATH THREAT (376)
 CASSIE 4574                   1   0  0    12       CROC FILES (374)
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             3   2  0    11       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 CHARLIE 4555                  2   5  0    11       CROC FILES (374)
 TYCHO BRAHE 4527              2   2  1     9       ASTRONOMICAL (391)
-QUICK DEATH 4544              2   2  0     8       DEATH THREAT (376)
 CRISPUS 4562                  1   4  0     7       EQUESTORS (158)
-RETRIBUTION 4206              1   1  0     7       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   2  0     2       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TESTY TITMOUSE 4518    3  1 0 ANGRY ANIMALS 390     RIP TIDE 4509         476 REVENGED
LUCY 4563              2  2 0 CROC FILES 374        THE PLAGUE 4519       478         
RIP TIDE 4509          5  4 1 DEATH THREAT 376      STONE GOLEM 391       479 NONE    
SANDSTORM 4561         0  1 0 DEATH THREAT 376      TYCHO BRAHE 4527      475 NOT REVE
FURY 4207              1  1 0 RAGE OF ANGELS 361    BLACK ORC 385         479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mashed Shrew -- But not mashed flat enough.  Where's an elephant when you need one?
-- Black Tiger

Tycho Brahe -- Don't *I* get any skills? -- Stonetooth, whining just a little

Scorpus -- Even my roots hurt. -- Tall Tree

Wow, they didn't tell me I'd have to face Irritated Housewives.  This is a lot more
dangerous than I expected! -- Walks Softly (and wipes his feet on the doormat,

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIP TIDE was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FURY was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ENOSHIMA luckily beat COOKIE in a 2 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
MASHED SHREW was luckily beaten by TALL TREE in a 9 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ACCO vanquished SCORPUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TINY overpowered BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
AMIE savagely defeated CRISPUS in a action packed 2 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
TYCHO BRAHE was vanquished by STONETOOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
LUCIUS vanquished LEAST SHREW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHORT-TAILED SHREW was luckily beaten by MUCIANUS in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
MACRINUS demolished GALILEO GALILEI in a 2 minute bloody mismatched competition.
ONOSUKE demolished CHARLIE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WALKS SOFTLY was overpowered by CASSIE in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  32 -  5      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   25 -  28 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 479 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              27   9  0  106 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4535                   8   4  0  101 CROC FILES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   COOKIE 4455                16   9  2  100 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   SCORPUS 4393               23  20  2   97 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     MASHED SHREW 4552           5   1  1   73 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIUS 4406.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MASHED SHREW 4552.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIP TIDE 4509, COOKIE 
4455, AMIE 4564, SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747, TINY 4537, MACRINUS 4452, ONOSUKE 4559, 
CASSIE 4574, ENOSHIMA 4349, and TALL TREE 4380.

The least popular fighter this week was CHARLIE 4555.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LEAST SHREW 3513, BLACK TIGER 4436, SCORPUS 4393, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, 
GALILEO GALILEI 4526, LUCIUS 4406, TYCHO BRAHE 4527, CRISPUS 4562, FURY 4207, and 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COOKIE (29-4455) CROC FILES (374)