Date   : 02/28/2007    Duedate: 03/13/2007


DM-29    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4456) [20-12-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOJIRO                         KYOKO
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
(29-4456) [20-12-1,96]         (29-2929) [4-5-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNOWSHOE                       ANKAA
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           VENUSIANS (321)
(29-4712) [18-15-0,69]         (29-4806) [5-3-0,50]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       40
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         28      GODS OF WAR (424)
3. EQUESTORS (158)             22      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         19
5. VENUSIANS (321)             19      THE VENOM DIVINE (419)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GODS OF WAR (424)         35  20  3 63.6   1/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)      394 261 34 60.2   2/ 3 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 2
 3/ 3*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    10   8  2 55.6   3/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           8  7 0
 4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      319 294 20 52.0   4/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)           8  7 0
 5/ 5 MID EARTH (223)          296 293  8 50.3   5/ 1 GODS OF WAR (424)         7  3 1
 6/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          600 625 46 49.0   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  7 0
 7/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    208 219 13 48.7   7/ 8*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    6  8 1
 8/ 7 VENUSIANS (321)          164 174  9 48.5   8/ 9 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    6  9 1
 9/ 0*FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  20  22  0 47.6   9/ 6*ESCAPADE (417)            6  9 1
10/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     340 421  8 44.7  10/10 MEN (356)                 5  7 1
11/10 MEN (356)                134 172 10 43.8  11/11 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 0
12/13*WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    18  26  2 40.9  12/12 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  3 0
13/12 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)    23  34  1 40.4  13/13*THE VENOM DIVINE (419)    4  4 0
14/11*ESCAPADE (417)            18  27  1 40.0  14/ 0*FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)  3  2 0
15-14*T.W.G. (406)               0   1  0  0.0  15-14*T.W.G. (406)              0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                    Welcome Home

     The full moon lighted the courtyard with the eerie glow of silver-white light.
Assorted horses and carts plodded into the courtyard casting the short shadows of the
deep night.  Tired forms slung legs down from their saddles.  Other shadows shakily
descended from the creaking carts.  Standing wherever their descent s had left them,
the darkened group twisted and turned as arms were raised and bodies were stretched.
     The last horse to enter the courtyard stopped by the gateway.  The rider turned
the horse half toward the crested metal gate peering into the night.  The moonlight
sparkled on the surface of the eyes searching the alley ways and streets within
sight.  After a short eternity, the horse responded to the tugged reins and stepped
into the gathering area.
     Bringing her right leg over the rear of the saddle, Rosemary bent her left leg
and dropped onto the ground.  Undoing the dust-stained blue cloth which covered her
mouth, she luxuriated in a brief stretch.  Her eyes scanned those around her,
subconsciously counting each shadow and reaching the magic number fifteen which meant
everyone had returned safely.  Letting out a breath, she leaned down and started
pulling the girth strap loose on Nevo, her prized stallion.  Grabbing the reins, she
pulled gently to get him moving toward the stables.
     "Let's get the horses taken care of.  Jason & Paul disarm the traps and check
the wards.  Siren, with me.  Hunger Pang, Kitchen Patrol.  The rest of you get your
areas straightened out.  We have a long week ahead of us.  And the boss was quite
conclusive that he did not want us to miss any more time from the arena than was
absolutely necessary."
     The commands echoed through the group as she pushed open the door to the stable.
     A flash of light from the stable, blinded Rosemary.  She backed away
reflexively, tripping over Nevo's hoof and falling to the ground.  Pandemonium
descended on the courtyard as more shadows joined party who was already there.
     Swords slid out of scabbards with the soft hiss of metal against leather.  Five
members of the party, including Rosemary, lay sprawled in different states of
confusion as the first sounds of metal on metal reverberated in the courtyard.  A
hand closed on Rosemary's collar as lights danced in front of her eyes.
     She felt the coarse stone sliding beneath the fabric which covered her bottom.
The scraping combined with the compression of fabric around her throat as her form
was dragged across the yard.  Her captor hesitated occasionally and the sounds of
weapons clashing nearby pounded into her ears.
     The hand let go once, and she attempted to rise to her feet.  Her legs
responded, but her head could not seem to find a balanced way to move up.  Halfway
up, her feet slid out from under her and she landed unceremoniously on her rear-end
again.  And then the hand was back.
     Helplessly, she brought her hands up over her head and listened to the snippets
of orders and incessant clash of metal meeting metal.  Jason was nearby, she heard
him several times.  Siren made a lewd comment which indicated that someone had
managed to tear open her blouse.  Rosemary cheered as the distinct sound of a blade
entering the throat and slicing outward indicated that the distraction of Siren's
womanhood had cost the attacker his life.  Then the thought struck Rosemary that she
had no way of knowing if it had been Siren's blade and tears formed in her eyes.
     The hand no longer pulled her, having pulled away just before what sounded like
a particularly ferocious exchange of attacks and parries.  The hand returned shortly
afterward and did touch her hair or shoulder from time to time afterwards.  Yellow,
white, black, and blue splashes of color swirled before Rosemary's eyes, regardless
of whether they were open or not.  She soon found that she was dependant on the touch
of that hand for reassurance.  That touch and the occasional sounds of her companions
were her only link to the battle that could indicate whether they were winning or
     As she sat there, pulling her knees to her chest protectively, she contemplated
what she would do next.  In this process, her mind deciphered the fact that she had
no idea whether the hand belonged to a friend or a foe.  For all she knew, she was
already a prisoner.  
     "TAR VO NUE!!"
     The shout came from every direction at once.  Weapons stopped clashing around
her.  The sounds of leather soles and bare feet slapping against the stones heralded
the retreat of a portion of those in the courtyard.  No sounds of pursuit from within
the courtyard and the knowledge that the hand was not pulling her reassured her.
     "Rose?!  Rose?  Are you okay?"
     Two sets of hands grabbed her shoulders, pulling her to her feet.  She wanted to
respond, but tears of relief drowned out her words.  The sound of Paul's voice
sounded more wondrous than anything she had ever heard.  She flung her arms around
someone's neck and bawled.  The frustration of failing to find a way to bring home
the man she loved finding an outlet with her relief to escape.
     Around the courtyard, ten forms moved to the five still shadows.  As Siren and
Jason scoured the courtyard, the cries of Rosemary on Paul's shoulder reinforced the
events of the night.  Hunger Pang moved between the still forms with two others,
helping as she could.  The report would not be good though.  Only one of those here
would recuperate.  And only the warriors had been granted the gift, so these were
truly gone.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Mr fellow Lapurians,
     What a pleasure it has been rising to the top of this arena...always a promise
of never knowing who will be there to challenge at the top end.  I am Storm Front's
fourth graduate out of Lapur, first basher.  I also have the distinction of being the
second to grad with a winning record, regardless of how my last fight goes.
     For all of you I have beaten in my time here...thank you for the wins.  For all
of those that beat me...thank you for the humilation.
     No avoids for this last turn...no DA, good luck to all comers.
                                                              Down Pour

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LAPUR once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, GODS OF 
WAR.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave GODS OF WAR a 2-3-1!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
FORCE OF NATURE's 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  What's with TYE FOON?  He 
actually beat ESCAPADE's SPARKLE FARKLE, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at FORCE OF NATURE while they watched TYE FOON clobber 
SPARKLE FARKLE.  She lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  MARIUS was reminded on the sands why DOWN POUR is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it 
be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the 
uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, MID EARTH!  The bums 
at ARMY OF DARKNESS couldn't face the challenges from MID EARTH!  No excuse for that! 
What do people see in AUREOLUS?  His 10-17-0?  EQUESTORS ain't talkin', but he's got 
53 points.  Keep challenging up 32 points, SIREN, and I won't have to write about you 
much longer.  GALLIENUS always accepts those kind of challenges...  Who knows what 
was running through SIREN's head, but GALLIENUS rearranged it for her.  How soon will 
SIREN make a challenge like that again?  AUREOLUS didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from JASON of ARMY OF DARKNESS, who is 19 points below him.  
JASON perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he beat AUREOLUS and ended up with 49 
recognition points.   
     Warriors of LAPUR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  We all knew it had 
to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't stick around with a 5-5-0, and MENTU 
easily took care of OSTOHER V.  LANCE was plum wore out after BELEG pounded 'im silly 
in a Bloodfeud.  MEN'll have to get a little better before going after BELEG again!  
Let's see...  Uh, looks like MEN has one week left to revenge DON's death.  But MISS 
CONDUCT II tells me she's not losing any sleep.  BUZZSAW larned his lesson (SOLAR 
FLARE taught it well), and we right likely won't be seein' 'im fight any VENUSIANS 
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?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                  20  12  1    96       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLIENUS 4607               17  15  1    94       EQUESTORS (158)
 MARIUS 4602                  22  11  0    91       EQUESTORS (158)
 WHIRLWIND 4325               17  19  0    91       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                 19  14  1    90       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 20   4  0    88       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 YOUR MAMA 4115                9   8  2    84       STREET WALKERS (97)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427             16  16  0    72       VENUSIANS (321)
 AGASAYA 4868                  9   2  0    71       GODS OF WAR (424)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                18  15  0    69       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELEG 3439                    9   7  1    66       MID EARTH (223)
 CARINA 4749                   8  10  1    66       VENUSIANS (321)
 CEZZARO 4719                 11  14  0    64       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MORRIGAN 4864                 8   2  0    63       GODS OF WAR (424)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495         12  13  0    60       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ELDACAR 3483                  8   3  1    60       MID EARTH (223)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIREN 4820                    5   1  0    56       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MENSA 4442                   12  18  1    55       VENUSIANS (321)
 AUREOLUS 4631                10  17  0    53       EQUESTORS (158)
 HUNGER PANG 4832              2   3  1    52       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 MISS CONDUCT II 4156          8   4  1    51       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ANKAA 4806                    5   3  0    50       VENUSIANS (321)
 MENTU 4862                    7   4  2    49       GODS OF WAR (424)
 JASON 2985                    7   5  0    49       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              10   4  0    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802            6   3  0    45       STREET WALKERS (97)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 6   8  3    43       EQUESTORS (158)
 KYOKO 2929                    4   5  0    41       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 STICKET 4751                 11   7  0    40       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HEARTWOOD 4815                4   0  1    40       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 PIER 4873                     7   2  0    39       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196          4   6  0    38       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 S'TOU 4801                    6   3  0    36       ESCAPADE (417)
 CAMULUS 4865                  5   6  1    36       GODS OF WAR (424)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL 4766                     6   6  0    32       MEN (356)
 LANCE 4765                    4   8  1    32       MEN (356)
 GOLDIE 4805                   5   3  2    29       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ENYALIUS 4863                 5   2  0    29       GODS OF WAR (424)
 ROSEMARY 2984                 3   9  0    29       ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
 TYE FOON 4835                 3   3  0    27       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 JON 4764                      6   6  2    26       MEN (356)
 PETUNIA 4837                  4   0  0    26       ESCAPADE (417)
 TESSA 4838                    3   1  0    26       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-AKUMU 4674                    5   5  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONGA 4879                    5   2  0    24       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUZZSAW 4852                  1   1  1    23       ESCAPADE (417)
 VICOTHNIC 4817                3   1  0    21       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 REWRITE 2926                  5   4  0    20       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HOFFA 4763                    3   9  0    18       MEN (356)
 GREGOR 4882                   1   1  0    13       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 MORRA FELLBLADE 4881          2   1  0    12       FOLLOWER'S OF XOAN (425)
 CICERO 4708                   2   5  0    11       EQUESTORS (158)
 RED LILY 4836                 2   4  0    10       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VEGA 4870                     1   0  0    10       VENUSIANS (321)
 KHORMASHRA 4814               2   2  1     9       THE VENOM DIVINE (419)
 ATIMA 4845                    1   2  1     6       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 WHITE TIGER 4869              1   0  0     6       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SPARKLE FARKLE 4853           1   1  0     5       ESCAPADE (417)
-O.D.B. 4699                   0   1  0     1       T.W.G. (406)
 ARONWE 4883                   0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)
 BARUL 4884                    0   1  0     1       MID EARTH (223)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DAIHACHI 4750          5  3 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     HUNGER PANG 4832      546 REVENGED
RED TIGER 4796         6  2 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    GOLDIE 4805           546 REVENGED
POUND PUPPY 4854       0  2 0 ESCAPADE 417          STONE GOLEM 391       548 NONE    
LITTLE MILLY 4823      2  3 0 ESCAPADE 417          ATIMA 4845            546 REVENGED
WILDCHILD 4876         3  4 0 FOLLOWER'S OF XOA 425 WYVERN 392            548 NONE    
DON 4767               6  3 0 MEN 356               MISS CONDUCT II 4156  545         
OSTOHER V 3495         5  5 0 MID EARTH 223         MENTU 4862            548         
SIRIONDIL 3494         7  2 0 MID EARTH 223         YOUR MAMA 4115        547         
TARONDAR 3549          3  2 0 MID EARTH 223         LANCE 4765            547 JUST REV
ALUDRA 4844            1  1 0 VENUSIANS 321         BUZZSAW 4852          547 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Greetings ladies/gentlemen of arena 29.  I am Xoan, and I have come to do
battle with your warriors.  Ready yourselves and know that I am here! -- mgr of The
Followers of Xoan
     May your shield split, and your sword shatter.

Carina -- Shush hon, why let these dumb brutes no our secrets :) -- Miss Conduct

Red Tiger -- It wasn't personal, honest.  I have no doubt that once the commission
recognizes my name my past actions will cause me future grief and regret.  May your
ancestors welcome you, and when my time comes, I hope you can understand me better
than what you've seen of my actions in this realm. -- Goldie Showers

Zero -- Actualy I was hoping we could get together for a nice cup of tea.  I'm just
getting too old for this game, and I have a good pension plan. -- Mama

Down Pour -- Congrats on your invite. -- On Behalf of Roadkill and all the Street

Energizer Bunny -- Carina told you too huh??? -- Miss Conduct

Siriondil -- Oops.  I hope your guild can forgive me.  It's just training with Goldie
SHOWERS recently it became almost a reflex action.  I await your bloodfued. -- Mama

Ostoher -- Smack me around all you want, I don't mind.  Just PLEASE teach me a parry
skill next time. -- Brickhouse

Red Lilly -- Damn...you are one hot chick!!!  Maybe we could get together outside the
arena...I promise this time I'll actually use sope next time I bathe. -- Dirty

Black Wine 'n Cry -- I could understand you being upset if that was a challenge down
of 30 points...but it was a random match-up...so why are you whinning so much???  You
seem to want to play this "you big bully" card, but every one in this this arena that
knows my style of play, knows differently.  As far as being the top ranked team a lot
and having people gun for me is obvious, every team does that in every arena.  If you
read past comments, this is the part where you rally teams, and soon you'll start to
run away.  I hope you prove me wrong and show a little backbone for once (but I doubt
it will happen).  Or sure, you'll challenge Your Mama with your lunger even though he
has over twice the FE and gloat about it.  But you'll also sit out your TP when Miss
Conduct is in range, and sit out your lower ranks just to avoid me.
     BTW, Do you really think I don't have any friends in this arena???  Not that I
would ask them to help putting you in a time-out.
     See...I've already put more effort in this than you deserve...challenge me if
you want...I could use the wins, but as for my challenges...I'd rather put those
towards those who can give me a true fight.  Have a Nice Day -- Roadkill 

Fluffy -- Pardons accepted and thanks for holding my place.  You're too much. --
Ghost of Little Milly

Ankaa -- A loss with benies, such a good teacher.  And I did keep my style-master
ranking...whadda ya mean no one else wanted it.  It's an oft-honored style. -- S'tou
P.S.  To a fallen fellow piker -- Bwaaaaa Bwaa Bwaaaaaaaaaaaa...

Khormashra -- I apparently got over my initial fight jitters, poste-haste.  The
beginning, is such a delicate time.  Certain masterings must be mastered before
mastering The Masterings. -- Sparkle

Aludra -- Ah geez, that was tough.  Not what I was shooting for but the opportunity
presented.  Living up to my handle right outta the gate. -- Buzzzzsaw

Atima -- The feud had to be feuded while the occurrence was still fresh in your
faculties because you must understand that was a very important fighter you killed.
Ummmmm, you know, what's-her-name. -- Petunia
P.S.  Don't gloat, it'll come to me <grin>

Roadkill -- Keep your brandy.  I have no control over Rewrite's actions outside of
the arena.  As long as he's away from me I don't care.  After all better he's your
problem than mine. -- Sporkis

Petunia -- Don't feel overconfident about your accomplishment.  I simply grew weary
of our little encounter and decided to bow out early.  I have little patience on
wasting my energy and skills on a inferior form of life. -- Atima

Plosstumuss -- Waznts expectings thatz.  Nicez effertz thoze.  Howz bouts I buyz youz
ones in condolcents -- Rewrite

Pound Puppy -- Sorry about the whole getting carried away with bloodlust thing.  I do
not believe in euthanasia, no matter how merciful it would be.  If we have a next
time I remember to bring the rolled up scroll to bat you on the head instead ok. --

Cezzaroes -- Whaz?  I cantz understands a thing youz sayings.  Cantz youz speaks em
poperiez? -- Rewrite

Tye Foon -- Well you do have to have your wits about you on a team like mine.
Otherwise bad things might happen. -- Tessa 

Mr. Roadsmill -- Whats do youz means threes hundreds yerds?  Whats ya yerd? --

Juniban -- Thanks for the trains.  That's one way to satisfy a bloodfeud. -- Hunger

Black Samurai -- I stand ready for whoever may come next. -- Hunger Pang

Sticket -- I hear curls are best for arm injuries.  To be totally honest, I kinda
felt hurt for you. -- Siren

Brickhouse -- Sorry love.  Did not intend to end anyone's career, just gotta do what
a girl's gotta do.  Ya know? -- Siren

Beleg -- Well, the boss said he wanted to know what style you were.  Next time I'm
telling him to find out himself. -- Rosemary

Mensa -- I am glad to entertain.  As for the infirmary, I guess it was coming anyway.
The doc told me I was due for my yearly anyway. -- Rosemary

Cezzaro -- That's exactly what I have said for years!! -- Rosemary

Miss Conduct II -- Well, boss got a good chuckle outta that one, since he started to
write up the paperwork for me to challenge you and then decided against it.  I had
fun meeting you.  Any chance we could talk in private? -- Energizer Bunny

Bill -- Well that concludes my challenges against you for a while.  Boss won't let us
challenge the same person repeatedly.  Personally I was impressed that you got those
three parries, so we may meet again after a few more fights. -- Jason

All -- Not sure why the online system hates it, but the story I have tried to send
the last two turns keeps getting rejected.  I'll take the story down a different
path, but just thought you might want to know that I had not forgotten about everyone
here. -- Master Beru

Wirlwind -- You blew me away.  Thanks for the learns though. -- Carina

Eldacar -- Admit it, I had you worried at the end. -- Mensa

S'Tou -- You can really take a hit, want to go out for some drinks later? -- Ankaa

Down Pour -- I was not expecting to fight you and I did as well as I thought I would.
Grats on you graduation...now get the hell out of here. -- Solar Flare

Buzzsaw -- An appropriate name if ever there was one. -- Ghost of Aludra

Escapade -- Curse the gods!  They give me a warrior with great potential and then
take her away after two fights!  Well since I cannot take retribution from them,
Buzzsaw will have to do.  I am sending Solar Flare first; quite frankly she needs
some kind of win to get her out of this slump. -- Venus

Dirty Sanchez -- You dirty guy!  Into the bathtub with you! -- Red Lily

Gallienus -- Alas, the thaw!  You're good at this. -- Snowshoe

Marius -- Drat.  I thought... well, never mind.  (heavy sigh)  Good fight for you. --

Goldie -- Oh, hey, you're not a Croc!  Sorry, I kinda thought you would be, and it
made me tense. -- Cezzaro

Goldie Showers -- What demands?  Which?  Where? -- the confused Cardow Hunters

Kyoko -- (bitterly)  Don't talk to me about fates! -- Ghost of Red Tiger
P.S.  You're welcome to all of my hide you can get, though.  The gods know *I* don't
need it now.

Zero -- Very few people beat the Dangerous Criminal, here or in other arenas.  That
is one well-named standby! -- Uncle Wolf, Cardow Hunters

Our congratulations to Down Pour! -- Cardow Hunters

All -- For those of you who track such things...Down Pour's numbers -- Basher, 11-4-
16-15-9-12-17, very frail, great damage, AdEx in Ini, Att, and Dec.  War Hammer
Favorite (never used it, awlays went with QS), HI/MO, Bash Tactic (used rarely),
learned Ini as fav learn.  Will retire.

Carina -- Keep sending your sisters...I like winning against the odds...I may grad
with a winning record too if you Venusians keep fighting me. -- Whirlwind
P.S. Nice learns for you though.

Solar Flare -- Are you going to pay me now, or do I need to keep after you? -- Down

Heartwood -- Ouch. -- Tye Foon

Aureolus -- Does your manager want to send you to the DA as much as mine wants to
send me? -- Zero

Siren -- Nice match up, nice record...you know who is on my aviod list every turn
from now on... -- Sticket

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

14 February 2007
RSI is now taking rollups for a slow version of the No-Tournament arena.  Send your
rollup to RSI listing the arena as "Slow No Tournament".  Sign and send in the
following pledge:

* I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a Tournament, nor will I
  use a Tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
* I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances
  preclude my running less than a full team I will notify the Player Committee.
* I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
* I understand that any warrior that participates in a Tournament shall be sent to
  the Dark Arena until they are dead.
* I understand that any warrior that receives a Tournament prize shall be send to the
  Dark Arena until they are dead.

The following are the rules for joining this No-Tournament arena 

1.  No tournament play (Dead tournament or otherwise)
2.  One team per manager
3.  Team starts with new rollup (or a zero fight equivalent team is transferred into
    this arena.)
4.  No tourney prizes allowed to modify warriors in the arena
5.  20 teams required, per RSI
6.  Waivers are required to allow self-regulation on tourney ban, granting RSI
    authority to Dark Arena any warrior that participates in a Tournament (until the
    warrior is dead.)
7.  Rotating council to enforce tourney ban and maintain arena integrity.

Hammer will be the focal point for this arena's Player Committee.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILDCHILD was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
POUND PUPPY was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SOLAR FLARE overcame BUZZSAW in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
BELEG vanquished LANCE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
KOJIRO defeated YOUR MAMA in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
JUNIBAN demolished AGASAYA in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SIREN was overpowered by GALLIENUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
BRICKHOUSE outwaited S'TOU in a popular 7 minute Challenge competition.
HUNGER PANG was unbelievably bested by CEZZARO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
ENERGIZER BUNNY was overpowered by ZERO VISABILITY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MISS CONDUCT II overpowered STICKET in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JASON savagely defeated AUREOLUS in a 2 minute brutal Challenge match.
KYOKO viciously subdued GOLDIE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
TYE FOON demolished SPARKLE FARKLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
TESSA overpowered HOFFA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
DOWN POUR savagely defeated MARIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's duel.
LADYBUG handily defeated STRIKE BREAKER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched bout.
SNOWSHOE was bested by WHIRLWIND in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
CARINA overpowered CAMULUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WONGA was overpowered by DIRTY SANCHEZ in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ELDACAR bested ANKAA in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
ROSEMARY was luckily beaten by PIER in a 2 minute gruesome bout.
MENTU dispatched OSTOHER V in a 1 minute bloody fray.
MENSA was savagely defeated by MORRIGAN in a popular 2 minute gory match.
ENYALIUS lost to POSTUMUS in a 3 minute match.
JON was overpowered by HEARTWOOD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
REWRITE was defeated by BILL in a 2 minute match.
PETUNIA viciously subdued CICERO in a 3 minute gruesome bout.
RED LILY was overcome by VICOTHNIC in a action packed 1 minute bout.
ATIMA was beaten by GREGOR in a exciting 1 minute beginner's competition.
KHORMASHRA was luckily beaten by MORRA FELLBLADE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
VEGA overpowered ARONWE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
WHITE TIGER savagely defeated BARUL in a 3 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  32 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         AIMED BLOW        29 -  22 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         PARRY-STRIKE      20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  41 -  3      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         SLASHING ATTACK   35 -  37 -  3      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         BASHING ATTACK    35 -  42 -  5      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  34 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  31 -  0      33  |

Turn 548 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       2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                20  12  1   96 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
WALL OF STEEL    GALLIENUS 4607             17  15  1   94 EQUESTORS (158)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNIBAN 4599               20   4  0   88 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
BASHING ATTACK   YOUR MAMA 4115              9   8  2   84 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  AGASAYA 4868                9   2  0   71 GODS OF WAR (424)
AIMED BLOW       SIREN 4820                  5   1  0   56 ARMY OF DARKNESS (283)
SLASHING ATTACK  DIRTY SANCHEZ 4802          6   3  0   45 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-STRIKE     S'TOU 4801                  6   3  0   36 ESCAPADE (417)
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 ANKAA 4806.  The ten other most popular fighters were S'TOU 4801, MORRIGAN 4864, 

The least popular fighter this week was BARUL 4884.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ARONWE 4883, REWRITE 2926, JON 4764, OSTOHER V 3495, WONGA 4879, 
CAMULUS 4865, HOFFA 4763, STICKET 4751, ENERGIZER BUNNY 3196, and SIREN 4820.

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