Date   : 03/26/2008    Duedate: 04/08/2008


DM-29    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4131) [31-11-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STREET WALKERS (97)            
(29-4131) [31-11-0,119]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           URD
CROC FILES (374)               WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
(29-4718) [15-30-2,83]         (29-4987) [13-4-3,103]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      47
2. MID EARTH (223)             31      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. EQUESTORS (158)             31      Unchartered Team
4. ESCAPADE (417)              30
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        27       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      481 312 42 60.7   1/ 3 ESCAPADE (417)           11  4 2
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      514 347 12 59.7   2/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  5 1
 3/ 4 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    99  77 15 56.3   3/ 4 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      9  6 0
 4/ 3 GODS OF WAR (424)         85  69  8 55.2   4/ 5 MID EARTH (223)           7  6 0
 5/ 5 ESCAPADE (417)            96  82  5 53.9   5/10 DEATH MOB (437)           7  7 0
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          380 347 14 52.3   6/ 6 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 1
 7/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         372 375 28 49.8   7/ 9 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  8 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          662 699 48 48.6   8/11 GODS OF WAR (424)         6  9 1
 9/11 VENUSIANS (321)          223 255 12 46.7   9/ 7 CROC FILES (374)          6  9 0
10/10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    264 303 17 46.6  10/ 8 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  2 0
11/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     406 492 10 45.2  11- 2 FORLORN (382)             5  4 0
12/13 MEN (356)                160 200 10 44.4  12/12 EQUESTORS (158)           5 10 0
13-14 FORLORN (382)             46  61  2 43.0  13/14 VENUSIANS (321)           5 10 0
14/15 DEATH MOB (437)           23  31  0 42.6  14/13 MEN (356)                 2  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

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2007 Lapurian Award Winners

Best Duelmaster = BELEG
Most Pathetic Duelmaster = WHIRLWIND
Favorite Warrior = 4 TIED WITH 1 VOTE
Most Disliked Warrior = TYE FOON
Favorite Manager or Team = 4 TIED WITH 1 VOTE
Most Disliked Manager or Team = STREET WALKERS
Least Feared Team = 3 TIED WITH 1 VOTE
Best or Funniest Team Name or Theme = WILL DUEL 4 MEAD
Best or Funniest Warrior Name = SPARKLE FARKLE
Greatest Contributor to the Dead List = CARDOW HUNTERS
Best Personals Writer = SPORKIS
Best Spotlight Writer = UNCLE WOLF
Aimed Blow = TESSA
Basher = GOLDIE
Parry Lunge = 2 TIED WITH 1 VOTE 
Parry Riposte = NONE
Parry Strike = S'TOU
Striker = AGASAYA and BELEG
Total Parry = BRICKHOUSE
Wall of Steel = MARIUS and LADYBUG
Marcus Award = MENSA and REWRITE
Bonnie Award = 4 TIED WITH 1 VOTE

Note:  A minimum of 2 is votes required to be eligible to win a category.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Agro gutted the first of the zombies to approach him, leaving it to fall as he
turned to face the next.  A cold hand fastened on his ankle in an iron grip.  He
risked a glance down.  The blank-faced thing had hold of him with one hand and was
trying to bring its blade to bear.  The Croc chopped downward, removing the gripping
     Redfox took a half-step closer and split the thing's head.  "You have to destroy
the brain to stop them," he said.
     Agro hacked at another zombie.  "I thought zombies were the re-animated dead,"
he said.  "A grotesque notion.  But these are live people."
     "No, just their bodies are alive.  The souls are gone; they're a kind of golem
now."  The Rirorni stood shoulder to shoulder with Agro; they had their back to a
cliff of baled hay.  "This is one of the things we're fighting against--necromancers
who can and will do this to people."
     The Croc squinted into the darkness at the zombies crowding into the stable in
front of them.  "It must be easy to do, for someone to make so many."
     Redfox grunted and whacked at one zombie who pushed ahead of the others.  "I
wouldn't know."  He chopped at another.  "I don't want to know.  It'd be easier if
they felt fear of destruction, though."
     Agro grunted in turn, trying to drive back the bodies that just kept coming
toward him.  "Yeah."

     It was a big room for a log cabin, but it was a Shew's cabin, so it had to be.
Ma Gog, a former gladiator, sat on a stool near the fire, poking at the contents of
bubbling pot with a long spoon.  She didn't look at either of her visitors as she
answered Math's questions.  "Of course I know that something's wrong in the Land
Between," she said.  "Anyone with the Second Sight knows."  She scowled at Math, then
finally turned to face the shaman, Wolf.  "What are you going to do about it?"
     The old man shrugged.  "Who can say?  Whatever I can.  The Lords of the Dead
seem to feel that there will be something to do, once I delve into the matter."
     Ma Gog muttered something in her own language.
     Math snorted a spray of the beer he'd been drinking, coughed, and replied in the
same tongue.
     "What?" Wolf demanded.
     "Nothing useful," Math said, still coughing and laughing.  "Nothing we can use,
although," he nodded a bow toward the Shewish woman, "she may well be right--"
     Ma Gog whacked him with her long spoon.  "I said that things would be better
managed if there were Ladies of the Dead instead of Lords."
     Screams from farther down the hill cut off any reply Wolf might have made.  He
leaped to his feet.  "Those are horses," he said, slamming open the door, "and our
companions are in the stable."
     Math and Ma Gog followed him down the hill, slipping in mud and the remnants of
snow.  The stable was clearly visible, even in the dark--it was burning, one end a
mass of flames.  The wind was already scattering sparks and pieces of burning shingle
through the village.
     "Someone should have noticed," Ma Gog panted.  "The alarm bell should be
     Math caught her arm and pointed.  They could both see a man carrying a piece of
burning wood away from the stable; he tossed it onto the roof of a small house.
"Some has noticed," Math said.  "But he isn't alarmed."

     They smelled the smoke first.  Redfox risked a glance over his shoulder at the
piled hay.  Nothing to see back there.  Yet.  "I think they've set a fire behind us,"
he said, cutting down another zombie.
     "It'd be a smart move for them," Agro agreed, his blade busy.  "Is there any way
we can get out of here?"
     "No idea."  After a moment, he added, "There should have been an alarm bell or
something.  The smell of smoke is getting stronger, and someone should have noticed."
     "Maybe they're all zombies."  Hack, slash, kick with a clawed foot, chop down.
"Maybe even Wolf and Math have been zombie-fied."
     Redfox laughed and coughed on the smoke.  "I don't think it's quite that easy,"
he said.  "Especially, I don't think Uncle Wolf would be that easy.  I hope not."

     Math and Ma Gog caught up with Wolf at the edge of the village, as he was
wrenching a pole out of a garden fence.  "Zombies," he said.  "We'll have to kill
them all.  Aim for their heads."
     "All?"  Math grabbed a pole of his own from the weakened fence.  "Can't we...
heal them or something?"
     "No.  These people are dead.  Think of them as golems.  Kill them."
     "Best we stay together," Ma Gog said, reaching out a long arm to stop the
shaman.  "Don't go rushing off in all directions."
     "There are friends of mine in that stable," the old man said.  "I don't leave my
friends to burn to death."
     "Of course not.  But it won't help anyone if we get killed one at a time because
we're alone," Math said.
     The stable was on the edge of the village, and it was now the brightest light in
the darkness, easy to find.  The three of them worked their way along the backs of
garden plots until they reached the corral where horses were running in panicked
circles and screaming.  They met the first zombies here, three who were calmly
butchering horses.  Two horses were down, gutted and hamstrung.  Two of the zombies,
also, knocked down and trampled by the fire-maddened beasts.
     Ma Gog killed a zombie with a spear thrust that smashed the skull.  Weeping but
focused, she reversed the spear and crushed another skull with the butt of her spear.
"These were my neighbors," she said, "some of them were my friends!"
     "Their souls are gone," Wolf answered, destroying the third zombie.  "All we can
do is finish their bodies, and then pursue the necromancer who did this to them."
     "No death is slow enough," the Shew growled.  She moved to the water trough,
seized the pipe that brought water to it from some source higher up the hill, and
directed the stream at the back of the stable.  Clouds of steam exploded upward.
     Math and Wolf used their poles to knock smoldering planks out of the wall.
Redfox and Agro staggered out through the hole, coughing and splattered with blood.
     Redfox turned toward the center of the village.  "We have to--"
     Math pulled him around and shoved him toward the dark, silent hillside.  "We
can't do anything for those people, and they seem determined to burn down their town
and immolate themselves.  Let them.  What we have to do is find the one who made this
     "And we won't be the only ones looking," Wolf added.  Away from the roaring
flames, they could hear the faint sound of hunting horns, the baying of hounds.  He
pointed skyward.  Shadows galloped across the face of the moon.  "The Wild Hunt is

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 590): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 582): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 523): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 451): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 414): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 369): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 476): SCOOBY DOOM of HOUNDS OF HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 590): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 582): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 523): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 451): AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 414): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 369): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 476): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): MENSA of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
                   (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                   (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                       (turn 437): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greeting Lapur,

I have to make this short and sweet, since Roadkill is forcing me double my training.
I thought it was because he really wants me to hang on to the title, but it turns out
he just wants me to learn a parry skill so I'll get my invite and leave.  I have the
wins, enough political points for the whole team to graduate, but my learning
apptitude is below what one would normally expect.  ("Learning apptitude", I likes
them fancy words...Jordan taught me that one, well I guess its two.)

"Yeah, Jordan?"
"There's only 1 p, in aptitude."
"One pee???  I don't have to go to the bathroom."
(groan)  "Never mind"

Anyway, since Urd knocked Aronwe out of the challenger champions and saved me another
beating I've decided to challenge both members of Will Duel 4 Mead for the title.
I'm pretty sure I can beat Urd, Rewrite is not a good matchup for me if he's

Good Luck to all,

Duelmistress Brickhouse

                                      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.  Later days, WILL DUEL 4 MEAD, since 
ESCAPADE took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for FORLORN, whose 0-0-0 
this turn dropped them by 9 into 11th.  Ha!  DEATH MOB turned their 2-3-0 turn into a 
5th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on 
hit lists.  Now let's all watch MID EARTH's heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  
Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see ARONWE win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ARONWE 
beat CHROME CRIMPER and CHROME CRIMPER lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Looks like LAPUR has some guts at least, BRICKHOUSE the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  URD challenged LAPUR's Duelmaster for a shot at the throne. 
And if variety is the spice of life, LAPUR may be getting bland, as BRICKHOUSE stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
STREET WALKERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, TORI challenged up 28 to take 
on SOLAR ERUPTION of VENUSIANS.  And sure, TORI lost alright, but gained 4 
recognition for hers pains.  And pains they may indeed be!  I guess I can give a 
little credit to CAMULUS of GODS OF WAR for challenging up by 20 to JON.  CAMULUS won 
to get 103 points of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was 
CRATER of ESCAPADE this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as have a belly 
laugh.  Heh heh.  Let's see, 10-5-1.  Pretty good record for a living warrior.  A sad 
one though, for a dead one.  Such is the case for JURASSIC JORDON of STREET WALKERS.  
Tsk.  And one more turn will show if CARDOW HUNTERS can successfully bloodfeud that 
elusive MURRY over FIREFLY.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through 
use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the LAPUR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              31  11  0   119       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOSSMAN 5045                  9   2  1   109       CROC FILES (374)
 REWRITE 2926                 23  13  1   106       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 ARONWE 4883                  18  11  0   106       MID EARTH (223)
 CAMULUS 4865                 15  16  2   103       GODS OF WAR (424)
 URD 4987                     13   4  3   103       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 PETUNIA 4837                 17  14  2    98       ESCAPADE (417)
 MURRY 4755                   13  19  3    98       CROC FILES (374)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URAT 4889                    22   6  1    90       MID EARTH (223)
 JON 4764                     22  18  2    88       MEN (356)
 CELADUS 4948                 13   6  1    86       EQUESTORS (158)
 AMIE 4718                    15  30  2    83       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          21  10  0    81       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENYALIUS 4863                13  14  1    78       GODS OF WAR (424)
 TURTLE 4974                  12   5  1    77       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   12  17  2    73       CROC FILES (374)
 LUCY 4922                    10  12  1    68       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         10   8  1    61       METAL MINCERS (256)
-FOREDOOM 4448                 9  14  1    59       FORLORN (382)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORTE 4447                    9  14  1    56       FORLORN (382)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031           9   5  2    55       VENUSIANS (321)
 MIU 5060                      7   2  1    55       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 RED BULL 5062                 6   3  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CRAGS 5087                    5   1  0    50       DEATH MOB (437)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               6   7  2    49       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         10   7  4    47       STREET WALKERS (97)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 QETESH 5026                   4   4  2    44       GODS OF WAR (424)
 GUAT 5017                     7   4  0    41       DEATH MOB (437)
 LITERNIUS 5049                7   5  1    35       EQUESTORS (158)
 HULIK 4992                    8   9  1    34       MID EARTH (223)
-COPPER COMPACTER 5092         3   0  0    34       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLISTO 5036                 6   7  0    33       VENUSIANS (321)
 DAX 5015                      4   7  0    33       DEATH MOB (437)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               5   9  0    31       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HOLKU 5099                    4   1  0    29       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TORI 5048                     3   5  0    29       DEATH MOB (437)
 ATHENA 4990                   7   3  0    28       GODS OF WAR (424)
 CAIERA 5100                   3   2  2    27       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 MYRRH 5085                    5   3  0    26       MID EARTH (223)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               5   5  0    24       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FORMALIZE 5112                3   0  0    23       FORLORN (382)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          3   0  0    22       ESCAPADE (417)
-FORGE 5110                    1   2  0    20       FORLORN (382)
 DYSNOMIA 5050                 3   8  0    17       VENUSIANS (321)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             3   3  0    17       STREET WALKERS (97)
 FIREWALKER 5122               2   1  0    16       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SALANTRA 5126                 1   0  0    14       DEATH MOB (437)
 SINGING WATER 5057            2   7  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AUSONIUS 5123                 1   1  0    11       EQUESTORS (158)
 ATRIA 5101                    2   3  1    10       VENUSIANS (321)
 ONE AND DONE 5120             2   1  0    10       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ICE CRUST 5109                2   2  1     9       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HORN ROCK 5113                2   2  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MAD DOG 5125                  1   1  0     8       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GLAUCO 5102                   1   4  0     7       EQUESTORS (158)
 AMATSURATA 5121               1   2  0     5       GODS OF WAR (424)
 TYE FOONETTE 5115             1   2  0     5       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 GRACCHUS 5116                 0   3  0     3       EQUESTORS (158)
-FORSOOTH 5111                 0   2  0     2       FORLORN (382)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLEARWATER 535          1  4 0 BAD MOON RISING 69   ATRIA 5101            573   
BOAR TUSK 5056          1  5 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   SONNY DAZE 5035       572  NOT REVENGED
CLOUD TIGER 5088        1  3 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MIU 5060              572  NOT REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DANCING CLOUD 5114      1  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ICE CRUST 5109        574  REVENGED
FIREFLY 4950           12  4 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   MURRY 4755            573   
LONGINUS 4908          10 13 0 EQUESTORS 158        FOREDOOM 4448         573   
LYSIAS 4947             9  8 0 EQUESTORS 158        QETESH 5026           574  REVENGED
CRATER 5108             2  1 0 ESCAPADE 417         CAIERA 5100           576   
DERN DUDE 5118          1  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         WYVERN                576  NONE
RAGE WATERS 4983        4  9 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LITERNIUS 5049        572  REVENGED
JURASSIC JORDON 5008   10  5 1 STREET WALKERS 97    PETUNIA 4837          576   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That be some woman, she be!  Aye!  Brickhouse, Champeen! -- Oremaster

Yeah, sure, Oremaster; you wouldn't know what to do with her if you had her, you old
coot! -- Ora

Mensa -- I'd like to think I sprung you into The Big Time!  And to think, I thought I
won. -- Chrome Crimper

Tori -- You were there.  It was fun. -- Copper Compacter

Streetwalkers -- I apologize for calling The Brickhouse a guy.  It is obviously one
fine specimen of femalehood.  Yep.  I still want him or her or whatever! -- Aluminum

All -- OOOOOOO...kay!  Well.  Apparently Petunia's not going anywhere anytime soon,
as I'm betting she will be more than happy to tell of the unhappiness of the DA to
anybody who's a wishing to listen...for the price of a drink. -- Scion

Jon -- And I'm feeling much better now, thank you. -- Pet

Solar Eruption -- *whew*  In the fifth minute too...I don't believe you did that.  I
sure see where you get your name, if you weren't bad hurt there's no tellin where
that fight would'a gone. -- Turtle

Forge -- Ha Ha Ha -- awww...ya.  Thanks for the reminder, I should'a got me one of
those. -- Dern Dude

Atria -- You see me lady-like natural-like going for your weak points?  Nice outfit,
you could fill it out a tad more, or less. -- Hootchy Cootcher

One and Done -- "One" huh?  I can count you know.  And that was more than one.  At
least I'm pretty sure it was more than one.  Could it have only been one?  Nawwww,
there was at least "Two," and that is more than one.  So it's more than "One."
That's established.  Now, about the "Done" part... -- Crater

Mounnnnnd -- Shamble on over here and buy me a round.  I'll tell you the old legend
about getting rolled and doing the dude who done you.  It's a real cracker. --

Weipa -- Nice adjustment on the challenge strategy, hopefully I can return the favor.
Nothing personal, just figure we should have a tie-breaker. -- Mad Dog Montana

Crater -- My manager must like you.  After my first loss I was supposed to go to the
dark arena.  But for some reason I get one more shot, but only of I win and raise a
stat, or I'm meat! -- One and Done

Murry -- At least I won that one fair and square this time. -- Brickhouse

Myrrh -- Wow, if everyone taught like you, I might actually get good at this fighting
thingy. -- Daisy Chains

Urat -- I'm not sure what I was thinking with that one.  Not the challenge, just the
strategy I used.  I might have to try that again if you don't mind.  I might do a
little better, I probably still won't win, but I got a feeling your just waiting to
either kill me or teach my a boat load of skills. -- Jurassic Jordan

Mensa -- Congrats on your invite. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Alumininiuim Awl --  I'd be more than happy to grant your request. -- Brickhouse
P.S.  Sorry, I never could say that word.  Can I just call you "Tin Foil" instead?

Red Bull -- I'm just a simple girl, but you have sparked my interest ;) -- Daisy

Aronwe -- Wow, I know I'm good but not that good.  I think we can just chalk that one
up to very fortunate luck on my part. -- Urd

Roadkill -- Thanks for the welcome back.  Even though my performance thus far has
been less than stellar. -- Sovereign

Done -- What???? -- Amatsurata

Jurassic Jordan -- Sorry.  I have a problem with going early.  Maybe that's why I am
still single. -- Camulus

Mossman -- Um.  Aah.  Well.  I guess I can thank you for not killing me, at least. --

Jon -- I would comment but I am still trying to pick up the rest of my armor off the
arena floor. -- Enyalius

Celadus -- Well fought.  I hope that it satisfied your team's need for revenge.  My
body can't take much more punishment from you. -- Qetesh

Ava Lantch -- You are quicker than I thought.  Things should have turned out
differently in that fight.  I was lucky to win. -- Athena

Ausonius -- Wow.  Such a big stick for our fight.  Are we trying to compensate for
something in life? -- Amatsurata

Congratulations to you, Mensa, for your graduation.  We will surely miss you and all
the skills you used to teach. -- Sovereign and the Gods

Lapur -- Sorry for the absence of comments the last couple of turns....time flies
when one is having fun.  Let me try to catch up this turn. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force
of Nature

Liternius -- Thanks for giving me a shot at avenging my stable-mate's death.  I was
very surprised at the outcome. -- A.A. Shok

Horn Rock -- That was one heck of an initiation into the Arena.  You let me know
there is a lot for me to learn, but I think I am up to the challenge. -- Tye Foonette

Miu -- Great fight.  But victories in my record are not worth the losses to my
stable-mates. -- Sonny Daze

Cardow Hunters -- I honorably await the BF for CS. -- Ice Crust

Jorja -- I know I have caused two of the deaths to your stable in the last four
turns, but we beg you to not even consider leaving this great city.  We are Force of
Nature have always enjoyed the challenges you bring. -- Storm Front

Singing Water -- If I had a better record I would have I thrown that fight so Jorja
would not leave Lapur...but I think we both know that wins are not going to be many
for us. -- Ava Lantch

Athena -- While I would enjoy a win over those skills, I am happy to at least have
one. -- Ava Lantch

Red Bull -- Yeah, no kidding.  I agree, "Thank the Gods!" -- Ice Crust

Caiera -- Well fought.  I am lucky to have survived the initial onslaught.  Good luck
in the future. -- Tye Foonette

Miu -- I coulda sworn I told Storm Front to ask the commission to not match me up
against you. -- A.A. Shok

Forte -- Ya know, if you are going to hit me that hard you may as well kill me. --
Sonny Daze

Ora -- Thanks for the pointer on the WS style.  I would have to do some serious
thinking (and maybe drinking) before I try that style again. -- Storm Front

Dysomia -- Sunglasses...that's all?  Try some SPF 10,000,000 next time you face me!
-- Sonny Daze (getting a bit big for his britches)

Ice Crust -- Tough for someone like you once spring really gets here, eh? -- Red Bull
P.S.  Does an ice crust become a puddle when it melts?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Dysnomia -- That's a new one on me.  Sounds kind of like an asteroid?  Or maybe one
of the minor moons of Neptune. -- Firewalker
P.S.  We could look it up, but while some days encourage the satisfying of idle
curiosity through web searches or what-have-you, this doesn't seem to be one of them.

Glauco -- Do you find your vision cloudy?  It seems like a genuine risk for you. --
Singing Water

Holku -- Hmm, I seem to have failed to distribute largesse in the quarters where it
will do the most good.  I shall attend to this.  Meanwhile, if we should meet again,
teach me more than a single skill, please. -- Mad Dog

Forsooth! -- Horn Rock
P.S.  Your name says it all, though I'm not sure what, exactly, the message might be

Daisy Chains -- I was stunned and shocked by your charms.  That's why I was shaking.
What delight might be mine, if you looked on me in favor? -- Red Bull

Our congratulations to Mensa. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters
P.S.  Uncle Wolf would offer congratulations also, if he weren't so busy.

Solar Eruption -- Better take care of that insurance; you just might need it. -- Urat

Mossman -- HEY NOW!  Watch where you swing that thing; I might want to have children
one day. -- Hulik

Ava Lantch -- All of those new people in line looked awfully upset that you
challenged me.  <Smirk> -- Myrrh

Roadkill -- I am right about so many things; which one are you speaking of? --

Brickhouse and Enyalius -- I do love the smell of plate armor in the afternoon.
<grin> -- Aronwe

Lucy -- You had me worried there for a moment. -- Urat

Crags -- What rock did you crawl out from under?  Well fought. -- Hulik

Copper Compacter -- Dirmael warned me that ye ol borgs are tougher than nails.  Till
next time. -- Myrrh

Urd -- If I could have dodged one more. -- Aronwe

Jurassic Jordan -- You should slap your boss for making you use that glorified stick
pin as your weapon. -- Urat

Liternius -- You sure can take a hit.  Heed my advice and avoid me. -- Hulik

Daisy Chains -- My weapon selection had me at a disadvantage.  Till next time. --

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DERN DUDE was butchered by WYVERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REWRITE bested MURRY in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
URD was unbelievably bested by BRICKHOUSE in a popular 5 minute Challenge Title match.
CAMULUS won victory over JON in a 1 minute gory master's Challenge brawl.
ENYALIUS was luckily beaten by MENSA in a 2 minute bloody master's Challenge match.
AMIE lost to URAT in a exciting 3 minute bloody master's Challenge fight.
ARONWE handily defeated CHROME CRIMPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CRAGS was vanquished by TURTLE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MIU won victory over QETESH in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
PLATINUM PEENER viciously subdued MAD DOG MONTANA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
SONNY DAZE overpowered HULIK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GUAT was overpowered by WEIPA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TORI was bested by SOLAR ERUPTION in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
DAX devastated DYSNOMIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
A.A. SHOCK was bested by LITERNIUS in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
CAIERA easily killed CRATER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HOLKU overpowered ICE CRUST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
MOSSMAN handily defeated STRIKE BREAKER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LUCY was devastated by CELADUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
JURASSIC JORDON was killed by PETUNIA in a exciting 1 minute match.
RED BULL overpowered ATHENA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
CALLISTO bested DAISY CHAINS in a 2 minute contest.
AVA LANTCH overpowered SINGING WATER in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
MYRRH overpowered HORN ROCK in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
ATRIA was bested by HOOTCHY COOCHER in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
GLAUCO was luckily beaten by ONE AND DONE in a popular 4 minute novice's duel.
TYE FOONETTE lost to FIREWALKER in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GRACCHUS was subdued by MAD DOG in a 2 minute gruesome novice's melee.
AMATSURATA was handily defeated by SALANTRA in a 1 minute uneven bout.
AUSONIUS beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  32 -  5      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  20 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  32 -  4      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    63 -  59 -  9      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         WALL OF STEEL     49 -  51 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  54 -  4      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        16 -  29 -  2      36  |

Turn 576 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       3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  6         4  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      4 -  6         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            31  11  0  119 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045                9   2  1  109 CROC FILES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    REWRITE 2926               23  13  1  106 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARONWE 4883                18  11  0  106 MID EARTH (223)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               13   6  1   86 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                12   5  1   77 ESCAPADE (417)
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       10   8  1   61 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984       10   7  4   47 STREET WALKERS (97)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AMIE 4718.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
URD 4987.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMIE 4718, PLATINUM PEENER 4298, 
GLAUCO 5102, TORI 5048, A.A. SHOCK 5054, JURASSIC JORDON 5008, CALLISTO 5036, 
ENYALIUS 4863, URAT 4889, and TURTLE 4974.

The least popular fighter this week was AMATSURATA 5121.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE AND DONE 5120, ICE CRUST 5109, CRATER 5108, DYSNOMIA 5050, GUAT 
5017, HULIK 4992, CHROME CRIMPER 4296, JON 4764, DERN DUDE 5118, and GRACCHUS 5116.

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

MENSA (29-4442) VENUSIANS (321)