Date   : 01/31/2007    Duedate: 02/13/2007


DM-29    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4323) [17-16-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOWN POUR                      S'TOU
FORCE OF NATURE (312)          ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4323) [17-16-2,99]         (29-4801) [6-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       SIRIONDIL
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           MID EARTH (223)
(29-4712) [18-13-0,84]         (29-3494) [7-1-0,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)      33
2. VENUSIANS (321)             29      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       26      Unchartered Team
4. ESCAPADE (417)              26
5. MID EARTH (223)             25      ESCAPADE (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLUNT FORCE (393)         13   7  1 65.0   1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 2
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      388 257 33 60.2   2/ 9 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 0
 3/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      315 294 20 51.7   3/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 0
 4- 5 CROC FILES (374)         322 310 20 50.9   4/ 2 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    7  3 1
 5/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          292 287  8 50.4   5/ 3 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 0
 6- 7 ECHL-EAST (313)           20  20  0 50.0   6/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 7/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          596 619 46 49.1   7/ 7*ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 0
 8/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)          160 168  9 48.8   8/10 MEN (356)                 5  9 0
 9/10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    201 216 13 48.2   9/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  4 0
10-11*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)     6   7  1 46.2  10/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)           3  7 0
11/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     336 416  8 44.7  11/11*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    3 12 1
12/13 MEN (356)                131 167  9 44.0  12-14*STARCRAFT HEROES (398)    2  1 0
13/14 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    19  28  1 40.4  13-15 CROC FILES (374)          2  2 0
14/16*ESCAPADE (417)            14  21  0 40.0  14-16 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0
15/15*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    13  22  2 37.1  15-13*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)     1  0 0
16-17*ARCANE PHARMACY (401)      7  17  0 29.2  16-17*BLUNT FORCE (393)         0  1 0
17/ 0*T.W.G. (406)               0   1  0  0.0  17/ 0*T.W.G. (406)              0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          Mugs Raised in Mourning:  Part 1

*I was supposed to spotlight this last turn, so keep that in mind when reading.*

     The scene opens in the empty Dark Arena.  The bloodthirsty patrons are gone, the
ravenous beasts are chained down below, but the smell of death still lingers about in
the putrid air.  In the blood darken sands of the pit, amongst the scattered debris
of broken weapons and served limbs.  A group of three strangers gather over a pound
of flesh they once called their teammate.. Their friend..  Their companion..  One of
the female figures turns away from the grizzly site, the tears that flow down her
frail face can be seen shimmering in the moonlight.  Another one this time a male
figure steps forward and kneels down to salute his fallen comrade and say his good-
byes.  The solace these warriors must feel have no words or bounds.  They silence
says it all.  The loss of this poor soul will be mourned...
     Rewrite:  "Woooweee!  Thats em troll dids a numberz on itz alrightz."
     That is if this was any other team except Will Duel 4 Mead.  The trio all stands
arounds the flesh mound with their Froth & Slosh Slurpies in hand.
     Rewrite:  "Knocks the sh**z out of Gooz literlies."
     He points over to the still steaming pile of feces mixed with entrails a few
feet away.
     Tomo:  "That was the most brutal, disgusting, and uncivilized taking of
another's life I have ever witness.  I couldn't turn away!  I'm almost sad it's
     Rewrite pokes the carcass with a stick.
     Rewrite:  "Youz almost gots to feels sorries for itz.  The ways Goos just kinds
of stoodz therez those lasts fewz minutes getting whackeds overs and overs."
     Tomo:  "It was already dead on its feet by then.  I figured you knew since that
one blow to the head in the fifth scatter it's brains all over the first three rows.
Which you were sitting in bye the way."
     Rewrite:  "Likes a chickenz with itz heads cutz off.  Itz almosts mades mez want
to puts down mez brew...  Almosts."
     Just then Kyoko turns back to the group and wipes the tears away from her cheek.
     Rewrite:  "Oh comes on manager.  Youz can'ts tells mez youz actuallys going to
mizz Gooz?"
     Kyoko hauls off and slaps the grimaces off Rewrite's ugly mug.
     Rewrite:  "Ooowwwzzzzz..."
     Kyoko:  "Don't be a imbecile!  These aren't tears of sadness!  Their tears of
joy!  It's gone!  Just think of it.  No more of the glutton eating every scrap of
food in sight.  No more slobbering cretin chewing on your good armor and rusting it.
No more of it leaving little 'surprises' behind its wake to clean up.  No more of the
putrid aroma emanating from all places."
     Rewrite takes a whiff under his arm, and shrugs it off.
     Kyoko:  "None of it!  We're free!  WE'RE FREE!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!"
     Kyoko runs off into the darkness hysterical laughter.
     Tomo:  "You know, sometimes I worry about her."
     Rewrite:  "Ain't nuffing a good nites lovin's woulds fixs."
     Tomo kneels down and begins to stab the remains over and over with a dagger.
     Tomo:  "You know I will miss this though.  Goo was the only one that would let
me take out angst on.  The rest of you cry like babies."
     Rewrite:  "Thats because yourz stabbings uz with a knifes womans!"
     Tomo:  "Goo never said a peep."
     Rewrite:  "Thats becausez the singals for pains would takes so much times
gettings to itz brains, itz woulds get losts on the ways therez."
     Tomo:  "True enough.  Well that's enough reminiscing.  Goo you may have been the
scourge of our existence, but everyone deserve at least one for the road.  Adieu."
     Tomo pours the remainder of her mug on the remains.
     Tomo:  "Rewrite pour the rest yours as well.  It's bad luck if you don't."
     A stream of liquid pours of the carcass.  Tomo's face turns in puzzlement as the
mead has a unusual smell about it and the fact that it's producing steam.  Her gaze
rising upwards to find Rewrite relieving himself.
     Tomo:  "OH THAT'S SICK!!"
     Tomo stands up and storms off, as Rewrite pulls up his draws and chases after
     Rewrite:  "Youz said pourz the rests.  I'ves finisheds mez mug threez minutes
     Rewrite catches up with Tomo.
     Rewrite:  "Wells besides thes points.  Itz was a nice services.  Don'ts ya
     Tomo:  "Whatever.  But I like to know where Fluffy is at.  We had to show up for
this farce, why the hell didn't he?"
     Rewrite taps Tomo on the shoulder and points to the far end of the arena.  Where
we see Fluffy tied and gagged to a post, struggling to get free.  Goliath his donkey
is tethered aside him, awaiting the events of the next day.
     Tomo:  "Pink slips in this business are brutal."
     Rewrite:  "Yep."
     Tomo:  "Sucks to be him.  Lets hit the bar."
     Rewrite:  "Nows yourz talkings mez lanuages."
     Tomo:  "Is that even possible?..."
     The two walk out of the arena into the mist of the morn.

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                                   Winds of Change

     It was sunny, but cold early morning, with a chilling wind blowing down the
streets of Lapur. Two cloaked men slowly walked down the cobblestone, the wind at
their backs causing their cloaks to wrap around them tightly.  The shorter of the two
slowed his pace looking around at the buildings, "This place looks nothing like I
remember it," he murmured to himself.
     Overhearing his companion, he looked over and nodded in agreement, "Yes it has
changed Kalimac, but what do you expect it has been nearly a decade since you were
last here and nearly as long for me as well."
     Turning slightly to replied as the wind caught his hood uncovering his head, "I
had forgotten it had been that long."  Quickly he reached up and pulled the hood back
into place as they continued down the street. Reaching the end of the block they
spotted their destination and paused.
     Stepping around the corner to get out of the breeze, the taller one reached
inside his cloak and pulled out a handful of parchments. Looking through them he then
handed several to Kalimac, "Take these and get everything squared away, then meet me
at the house.'  Grasping the scrolls tightly in his hands, he nodded and headed
across the street as ordered.
     Standing in front of the old house, he was pleasantly surprised at how good of
shape it was in. He smiled to himself, "I knew my choice of Dirmael to watch over my
interests here was a wise decision."
     Slowly he walked up the steps onto the porch, before trying the door knob.
"Hmmm locked," he wondered to himself.
     Peaking in a window he saw the fireplace burning away with a warm fire, before
stepping back to the door and giving it a firm knock.  After waiting a moment he
whispered to himself, "Well so much for surprising them. Guess I will have to wait
them out."
     Having a seat in the nearest chair, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a
bag of tobacco and rolled himself a quick smoke. Propping his feet up on the rail, he
settled in.
     About thirty minutes later he could hear Kalimac's voice, followed by familiar
laugh. Kalimac and Dirmael came up the walk, "Good to see you sir," replied Dirmael
with a big grin on his face. "I knew I would be seeing you soon, after your message
to send Tarondar to the tourney a few months ago."
     The Visionist rose up from his now warm chair and offered his hand to the
Lapurian Lord Protector. "Good to see you as well old friend," he returned smiling.
"How about we get inside out of this cold weather."

     Dirmael carried three mugs of warm cider into the parlor, handing one to each to
his guests and one for himself. "This will help warm us up."
     "I see you have kept things in order here," stated the Mid Earth guild manager
after taking a sip.
     "Other than keeping the men out of mischief and getting them to continue to
train, everything has been pretty easy sir."
     Pointing towards his associate, "Well that won't be a problem anymore, Kalimac
will take over as the guild Weaponsmaster."
     Kalimac flashed a sly grin at his old teammate, "We won't have to worry about
that again. Trust me."
     "So will you be sending me back to the Isle sir?" asked Dirmael.
     "Is that what you want?" he questioned.
     "Ohh no sir I just assumed with you returning...."
     The Visionist cut him off before he could finish, "Good, because I wanted you to
take over managing the guild for me permanently."
     Caught off guard Dirmael half choked on his cider, before clearing his throat to
ask, "Are you serious sir."
     "Of course I am serious. You have done a excellent job here Dirmael and I
confident with Kalimac's  help you can handle things quite easily."
     "Thank you, I would be honored," he answered earnestly.
     "Does this mean you will be leaving us sir," interjected Kalimac.
     "Possibly, I have heard rumors that their is to be a new arena opening that does
not allow tournament participation," he replied.  "I have sent Gargantua and Rhuw
from the Isle to go check it out for me. I should receive a message from them soon."
     Kalimac and Dirmael looked at each other slack jawed.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I was TIRED of rain, Down Pour.  So I just said, "Let the rain stop," and you


P.S.  I wish I could believe that would work another time....

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
BLACK SAMURAI was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-3-0!  Ya gotta be 
quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  MID 
EARTH is now ranked 2nd with a 4-1-0 turn.  Some people say I ramble too much, I 
don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well VENUSIANS moved up 3, 
to 3rd.  What's with HUNGER PANG?  She actually beat BLACK SAMURAI's DAIHACHI, and 
walked away with 31 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at VENUSIANS while 
they watched CARINA clobber MISS CONDUCT II.  She lost 25 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for FORCE OF 
NATURE's outstanding member, Duelmaster DOWN POUR.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  In my day, no team with a 12-18-1 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, ARMY OF DARKNESS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, HOFFA!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  MACHIGAI looked pretty sick and surprised when he 
learned BLACK SAMURAI is sending him to the Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 
24-8-0?  Some people in LAPUR think BLACK SAMURAI was too harsh when they sent 
MACHIGAI (24-8-0) to the Dark Arena.  Them's the breaks, I say.  GOLDIE of STREET 
WALKERS got 22 points for removing another young punk.  Tough luck, CARDOW HUNTERS!  
I like to see warriors put young whippersnappers in their place.  I guess you could 
say ARMY OF DARKNESS'HUNGER PANG did just that.  Right BLACK SAMURAI?  Better to die 
a quick death in the prime of life than to endure an eternity of constant pain, 
eternal boredom...  Does BLACK SAMURAI agree?  JON larned his lesson (RED LILY taught 
it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any CARDOW HUNTERS members 
with the same gusto.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
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                  
 DOWN POUR 4323               17  16  2    99       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONNIE 4716                  14  11  1    99       CROC FILES (374)
-ORATHAI 4598                  9   2  0    99       ECHL-EAST (313)
-THE CLEAR 4632                7   2  0    99       ARCANE PHARMACY (401)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARIUS 4602                  21  10  0    85       EQUESTORS (158)
 LADYBUG 4709                 18  13  1    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                18  13  0    84       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-KOJIRO 4456                  18  12  1    83       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               15  19  0    83       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             15  15  0    72       VENUSIANS (321)
-HYDROPONICUS 4605             5   1  0    67       BLUNT FORCE (393)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNIBAN 4599                 18   4  0    66       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SIRIONDIL 3494                7   1  0    66       MID EARTH (223)
 GALLIENUS 4607               15  15  1    65       EQUESTORS (158)
 CARINA 4749                   7   9  1    65       VENUSIANS (321)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                8   7  1    59       STREET WALKERS (97)
 BELEG 3439                    7   7  1    59       MID EARTH (223)
-AMIE 4718                     7  14  1    59       CROC FILES (374)
-MURRY 4755                    4   5  0    57       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUNGER PANG 4832              2   1  1    55       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MENSA 4442                   12  16  1    53       VENUSIANS (321)
 AUREOLUS 4631                10  15  0    51       EQUESTORS (158)
 S'TOU 4801                    6   1  0    50       ESCAPADE (417)
 CEZZARO 4719                  9  14  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GOLDIE 4805                   5   1  2    47       STREET WALKERS (97)
 STICKET 4751                 11   5  0    45       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         10  13  0    43       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          7   3  1    41       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SIREN 4820                    4   0  0    41       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 ROSEMARY 2984                 3   7  0    40       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
-THE IRON LUNG 4667            3   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 ELDACAR 3483                  6   3  1    37       MID EARTH (223)
 OSTOHER V 3495                5   3  0    35       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARONDAR 3549                 3   1  0    32       MID EARTH (223)
-SARAH KERRIGAN 4618           3   0  0    31       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131               8   4  0    30       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL 4766                     5   5  0    30       MEN (356)
 ANKAA 4806                    4   2  0    28       VENUSIANS (321)
 ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          3   5  0    26       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 5   7  3    25       EQUESTORS (158)
 HOFFA 4763                    3   7  0    25       MEN (356)
 AKUMU 4674                    5   5  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON 4764                      5   5  2    22       MEN (356)
 JASON 2985                    5   5  0    21       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 REWRITE 2926                  4   3  0    21       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED LILY 4836                 2   2  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            4   3  0    19       STREET WALKERS (97)
 PETUNIA 4837                  2   0  0    19       ESCAPADE (417)
-DR. STRANGELEAF 4659          2   1  0    18       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-WEIPA 4793                    2   3  0    17       CROC FILES (374)
-THE OVERMIND 4646             1   1  0    17       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 LANCE 4765                    3   7  0    16       MEN (356)
 ATIMA 4845                    1   0  1    16       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TYE FOON 4835                 2   2  0    15       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 TOMO-CHAN 2928                3   4  0    13       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-JIM RAYNOR 4616               1   2  1    13       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 KYOKO 2929                    2   5  0    11       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CICERO 4708                   2   3  0     9       EQUESTORS (158)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
-TASSADAR 4615                 1   1  0     9       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
-ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
 ALUDRA 4844                   1   0  0     6       VENUSIANS (321)
 TESSA 4838                    1   1  0     4       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-MOJO 4614                     0   2  0     2       STARCRAFT HEROES (398)
 O.D.B. 4699                   0   1  0     1       T.W.G. (406)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DROUGHT 4819           0  1 0 ARMY OF DARKNESS 283  KHORMASHRA 4814       542 NOT REVE
MACHIGAI 4506         24  9 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     HEINOUS BEAST 387     546 NONE    
DAIHACHI 4750          5  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     HUNGER PANG 4832      546         
RED TIGER 4796         6  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    GOLDIE 4805           546         
RED TARMAHK 4795       2  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    JON 4764              542 JUST REV
LUCY 4821              1  1 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         543         
BUSTER 4833            0  4 0 ESCAPADE 417          HEINOUS BEAST 387     546 NONE    
BIG MOLLY 4822         2  3 0 ESCAPADE 417          DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   546 NONE    
LITTLE MILLY 4823      2  3 0 ESCAPADE 417          ATIMA 4845            546         
ANARCHY 4825           0  1 0 KNIGHTMARE 103        HEARTWOOD 4815        542 NOT REVE
DON 4767               6  3 0 MEN 356               MISS CONDUCT II 4156  545         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Carina -- I have be kinda surprising. -- Rosemary

Cezzaro -- My baby kinda gave me a bad name.  I think I am very nice, personally.
Although I must admit that I can get a bit excitable sometimes. -- Rosemary

All -- Okay looks like we are past our hiccup for now.  LET'S RUMBLE!! -- Master Beru

Lady Bug -- The last sentence in your column mirrors my philosophy except that I may
make changes to my strategy as attributes and skills increase every 5 to 10 fights.
-- Spartacus

Tye Foon -- A typhoon you're not.  An exhaustive fighting style combined with no
armor can lead to more losses than wins, or not. -- Cicero

S' Tou -- Hope you appreciate the 5!! learns. -- Postumus

Beleg -- What a beating, a possible 5 crits out of 7 hits.  What is more incredible
is that I survived. -- Aureolus

Snowshoe -- I took all those hits to wear you down.  I would have had you in minute
4. -- Gallienus

Gallienus -- I'm tougher than I look...just not very smart.  ;) -- Brickhouse

Sticket -- I made one challenge just to try and even our record, no more challenges
from me even if it doesn't go through. -- Brickhouse

Zero -- You're just so damn cute, the rest of us can't stay away. -- Mama

Syrma -- With the way you swung that broadsword I'm amazed you went night fighting.
I consider myself very lucky to get that win. -- Goldie Showers

Men -- While I do apologize for the death of Don....STOP HITTING ME IN THE CHEST!!!!!
I'm not sure I'm cut out for this gladiator thing and a girl's gotta have something
to fall back on.  But every one seems to want to ruin my best assets. -- Miss Conduct

Mensa -- When I saw the match up I was expecting a loss and maybe a couple skills....
While I don't want to challenge you, I hope you do...more skills would be worth the
loss.  You are a given a person that I won't forget. -- Mama

Little Milly -- Well you live up to your name. -- Goldie Showers

Ostoher V -- Perhaps is that a reference to the Dragon Lance series?  Doesn't really
matter since you just schooled me big time. -- Dirty Sanchez

Tye Foon -- It's lately come to my attention that a couple of my combatants have been
larking it up by insulting you.  You'll notice both have been sent to the Dark Arena.
Not because of the insults, of course.  Me being a manager I wouldn't sully myself by
interfering in the squabbles of the staff.  But in case you missed it, fighter, I
thought I'd point it out. -- Scion

Fluffy -- Guess I knew you last.  Wow, for a DA fight the crowd sure seemed to go
bonkers.  Must have been a slow day. <grin> -- Lil Mil

Red Lilly -- And a gracious howdy-do welcome it was too. <bow> -- Petunia

Miss Conduct II --The old cat's out of the old bag now, eh?  What's a fellow to do?
Had to happen sooner or later, and I'll take the adulation. -- S'tou

Goldie -- The gang says I almost had you.  M'not so sure, but keep beating the bushes
and you'll scare me up once more...some time or other...in the future. -- Little

Tye Foon -- You win.  Something about houseplants and my inability to get the jump on
said kind. -- Buster

Postumus -- Weary and wary.  Not sayin who's who but we sound like a vaudeville team.
<sigh>  Island beaches with native girls is nice. -- S'tou

All -- Sorry for lack of personals last turn.  Some personal things came up and I
just didn't have the heart to write anything.  So pardon me if I play catch up this
turn with some of you. -- Sporkis, Manager of Will Duel 4 Mead

Your Mama -- The troll I met didn't feel like dancing apparently.  *Plus the
Duskblood Troll's ax out of his head*  Can you guess what he felt like doing!? --
Ghost of Fluffy

Little Milly -- I ain't so cute and cuddly anymore. -- Ghost of Fluffy (whose face,
along with the rest of his skull is forever more caved in by Duskblood Troll's ax)

Syrma -- Consolation?  At least when you're slit from your groin to your neck by the
Dark Arena, you'll be getting away from your worst nightmare.  I get trapped in mine,
stuck with my stablemate Goo for the rest of eternity.-- Ghost of Fluffy
     Fluffy bunny...heeeee.... -- Ghost of Goo
     I am not a rabbit you inbred orc troll!  Let go! -- Ghost of Fluffy

Mizzy Conducks Jr. -- Pazing divid...divdid..wha?  Ism thats yourz way of sayings I's
get a freebiez? -- Rewrite

Energizer Bunny -- Squeamish?  No not at all.  The doc says I'm one of those
hemophiliacs or something.  Doesn't stop me from having fun though.  I'm sure I'll
get a chance to even the score soon enough. -- Tomo-chan

Jason -- Understand?  Yes.  Forget?  Unlikely.  Forgive?  You have better chances on
a double date with Rewrite. -- Kyoko

Red Tiger -- Spleen, kidney, whatever!  Whichever body part of yours that would have
fetched me the highest price on the market would have done.  But noooooo.  You just
couldn't part with one could you.  I swear by the gods above and the overflowing
froth in my mug.  One of these days your luck will run out and I'll skin your hide.
You must have one of those. -- Kyoko
     Red Tiggerz -- Donts takes what shes sayz seriouz.  Shes just madz becausez the
boss cutz her tab off at the bar for the lozing streaks.  Thatz and shes a little
pentz ups if youz knowz what I meanz heh. -- Rewrite
     *Kyoko slams Rewrite's head against the table and storms off*
     Ooouuuuzzzzz.... -- Rewrite

Siriondil -- Remindz mez next times just to forfeitz the match and go get sloshez at
the bar earliers. --Rewrite
P.S.  The hairz on me cheeks didn't needz a trim thats close.  Thanks youz.

Goo angry...  Goo dead...  Goo want candy... -- Ghost of Goo

Big Molly -- Is everyone on your team such good teachers?  If so I hope we keep
getting matched up. -- Ankaa

Cezarro -- Thanks for giving me some confidence back...I was beginning to doubt my
abilities. -- Carina

Your Mama -- Ouch!  That hurt my neck and my pride.  (What little I have.) -- Mensa

Machigai -- You understand I had to try.  Grats on your graduation. -- Solar Flare

Down Pour -- When I said I'd pay to see you take on Machigai I meant it figuratively,
so you best not come looking for money from me.  Gods!  Men are so dense. -- Solar

Mensa -- Told me!  Told me!  Bring it again when ever you are ready lady. -- Sticket

Brickhouse -- Armor or none...soon it will not matter.  By now we should have fought
again...maybe to even our record, or maybe for me to go up by two.  I am willing to
let it stand at even, and begin our reign of terror on the rest of this city. --

Big Molly -- Well, thanks for the fine words.  I try to hold my fine figure in this
stable. -- Tye Foon

Cicero -- I needed a different weapon for that fight.  I am willing to go again with
a new weapon selection.  You up for it? -- Tye Foon

Ladybug -- I didn't expect to face you in the title fight.  Not even sure how I got
matched up against you...but hey, you obviously belong, you took to belt!  Congrats!
-- Down Pour

Marius -- Some warriors make me look at mediocre as I am. -- Whirlwind

Brickhouse -- That was my last challenge against you in my career...unless you are
sitting on the throne. -- Sticket

Eldacar -- I sent flowers to the infirmary for you, but I was told you would not
accept them. -- Zero

Kyoko -- Maybe you should try something along the lines of "Will Duel for Red Meat"?
Mead isn't helping you much. -- Red Tiger

Gallienus -- It's my season.  Come after me in the summer and you'll find me at a
disadvantage. -- Snowshoe
P.S.  Hey, it SOUNDS good, doesn't it?

Carina -- Wow, you hit me on the head, and suddenly I was seeing stars! -- Cezzaro

Petunia -- Watch yourself, wench, you're coming on too strong for a newcomer.  A
couple of losses at the beginning make a more graceful start. -- Red Lily

Marius -- Yes, it was.  That's what crits are for, after all!  But you held up well.
-- Ladybug

S'tou -- Especially if our next encounter turns out to be...over a couple of beers or
a little barbeque. -- Red Tiger

Aureolus -- Next time perhaps you will listen and give up. -- Beleg

Zero Visibility -- Looks like you put me into my place, well done. -- Eldacar

Jon -- Thanks I needed a good laugh. -- Siriondil

Dirty Sanchez -- My apologies, I lost my head for a moment. -- Ostoher V

Buster -- Now that what you call a Quickee. -- Tarondar

Roadkill -- Thank you for the welcome back, we are here for the long haul. --
Dirmael, Manager of Mid Earth Guild

Miss Conduct -- No offense taken, well fought. -- Eldacar

Snowshoe -- <Evil Grin> -- Beleg

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in

the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACHIGAI was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BUSTER was slaughtered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BIG MOLLY was narrowly killed by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
STICKET was viciously subdued by SIRIONDIL in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
GOLDIE assassinated RED TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SIREN viciously subdued BRICKHOUSE in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
REWRITE was handily defeated by CEZZARO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TOMO-CHAN lost to ANKAA in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
DIRTY SANCHEZ viciously subdued CICERO in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
TYE FOON defeated TESSA in a action packed 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LADYBUG was beaten by DOWN POUR in a 1 minute brutal veteran's Title fight.
WHIRLWIND bested SOLAR FLARE in a 1 minute master's conflict.
SNOWSHOE narrowly defeated GALLIENUS in a popular 3 minute bloody master's match.
MARIUS handily defeated BELEG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MISS CONDUCT II was overpowered by CARINA in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
S'TOU unbelievably bested AUREOLUS in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
DAIHACHI was butchered by HUNGER PANG in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROSEMARY was subdued by MENSA in a 2 minute bout.
YOUR MAMA overpowered AKUMU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ZERO VISABILITY was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute competition.
ENERGIZER BUNNY was beaten by OSTOHER V in a 1 minute fight.
POSTUMUS was unbelievably bested by HOFFA in a popular 4 minute gruesome match.
JASON lost to TARONDAR in a 1 minute fray.
ELDACAR devastated KYOKO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JON was defeated by RED LILY in a 2 minute fight.
LANCE lost to PETUNIA in a 2 minute match.
BILL overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LITTLE MILLY was slain by ATIMA in a 2 minute beginner's match.
O.D.B. was narrowly defeated by ALUDRA in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  31 -  3      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        24 -  21 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  30 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  36 -  2      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  30 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    31 -  35 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  27 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 546 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DOWN POUR 4323             17  16  2   99 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                21  10  0   85 EQUESTORS (158)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOWSHOE 4712              18  13  0   84 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   SIRIONDIL 3494              7   1  0   66 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                  6   1  0   50 ESCAPADE (417)
TOTAL PARRY      STICKET 4751               11   5  0   45 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
AIMED BLOW       MISS CONDUCT II 4156        7   3  1   41 STREET WALKERS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNOWSHOE 4712.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIRIONDIL 3494.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOWSHOE 4712, POSTUMUS 
4684, DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802, SIREN 4820, BIG MOLLY 4822, ANKAA 4806, ROSEMARY 2984, 
ALUDRA 4844, CEZZARO 4719, and DOWN POUR 4323.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKHOUSE 4131.  The other ten least popular 
4495, AKUMU 4674, DAIHACHI 4750, MISS CONDUCT II 4156, LADYBUG 4709, REWRITE 2926, 
and RED TIGER 4796.

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