Date   : 05/07/2008    Duedate: 05/20/2008


DM-29    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4131) [34-11-0,147]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STREET WALKERS (97)            
(29-4131) [34-11-0,147]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           TURTLE
CROC FILES (374)               ESCAPADE (417)
(29-4718) [15-33-2,86]         (29-4974) [14-6-1,100]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             40
2. DEATH MOB (437)             33      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. VENUSIANS (321)             31      Unchartered Team
4. METAL MINCERS (256)         24
5. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       20       (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)      488 319 42 60.5   1/ 4 VENUSIANS (321)          10  4 1
 2/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      519 348 12 59.9   2/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          10  4 0
 3/ 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   107  83 15 56.3   3/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    8  6 0
 4/ 4 ESCAPADE (417)           104  89  8 53.9   4/ 2 ESCAPADE (417)            8  7 3
 5/ 5 GODS OF WAR (424)         91  78  9 53.8   5/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 6/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          390 351 14 52.6   6/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)       7  7 0
 7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      344 314 21 52.3   7/ 8 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 1
 8/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         376 386 28 49.3   8/ 9 GODS OF WAR (424)         6  9 1
 9- 9 ELLISHOOD (443)           19  20  0 48.7   9/11 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  1 0
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          666 710 49 48.4  10/10 DEATH MOB (437)           5 10 0
11/11 VENUSIANS (321)          233 259 13 47.4  11/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)           4 11 1
12/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    271 311 18 46.6  12/12 CROC FILES (374)          4 11 0
13/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     414 499 10 45.3  13/13 MEN (356)                 3  0 1
14/14 MEN (356)                163 200 11 44.9  14/15 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  4 0
15/15 DEATH MOB (437)           28  41  0 40.6  15-14 ELLISHOOD (443)           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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #16 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The necromancer was, indeed, young, and he--no it was she--had an air about her,
something in the way she was standing, the way she reacted when Young Joan and
Cloudrider emerged from the trees, that said "gladiator."  Joan didn't know if that
was good or bad.  It gave them a common ground, but... gladiators could be
unpredictable.  Especially young ones.
     "Who are you?" the newcomer asked.  "Necromancers too?"  She squinted suddenly.
"You look weird."
     "We are unusual," Joan agreed.  "We are two who live, paired with two who have
     "I never heard of something like that, is it even possible?"  The young
necromancer slapped herself on the forehead.  "Duh.  Of course it's possible, or you
wouldn't be doing it.  Why?  Are you doing it, I mean?"
     How much to tell this kid?  "It's a complicated story," she said finally.  "Let
me think about how much to tell you.  How about if you start by telling me why you're
here, what being a necromancer means to you."
     She looked surprised.  "It's, well, it's a kind of magician, you know?  Tell the
future by questioning the dead."  She frowned.  "The only dead people I questioned
didn't know the future.  They said nobody did, not even the gods.  But they told me
some other cool stuff, so I guess it was okay."
     "A necromancer is a specific kind of magician, but these days the definition is
wider.  What do you do, raise the dead, trap souls, animate skeletons?"
     She looked horrified.  "No!  I don't--  Gods! I never--"  The list of
suggestions seemed to take her aback.  Maybe even repulse her a little.  As it
should!  Necromancy as it was commonly practiced was a dirty business.
     "That's what necromancers mostly do," she said.
     "Well, it isn't what *I* do!  Um, I do know how to call on the spirits of the
dead to ask for information.  I've done that.  And I know how to, well, a sort of
'last rites' thing, to lay unquiet spirits, ghosts, you know, but I've never actually
done that yet."
     Joan relaxed a little.  She only new the clean side of necromancy.  They could
work with her, perhaps.  At the least, make sure she didn't take a dark path into his
     "We're attracting attention here, so near to the gate he used," Cloudrider said.
"We should move."
     Joan glanced around, using her own senses and those of her dead teammate
Selumia.  Yes.  Ill-defined but hostile presences in the misty air.  "Were you going
somewhere particular?" she asked the young necromancer.
     She shook her head, looking around also.  "No, I just graduated.  I'm just, you
know, exploring.  I have a lot to learn about necromancy, and, well, I'm from Lirith
Kai, there was nobody there who could teach me."
     "We can show you things," Joan promised.


     The woods between Malcorn and Zuwayza were dark, and colder than the Croc liked.
A humid jungle in, at the least, subtropical warmth, that was what he wanted to hunt
in.  Jungle verging on swamp.  His tongue flicked out and back.  No doubt this chill,
misty forest was rich enough, if you were attuned to it.  But it was not a proper
hunting ground for his kind.  He hunched a little in the thermal robe, glad of the
warmth but suspicious, still, of the motives of those who had made it and given it to
him.  Why were they doing this?  It wasn't normal for humans to seek the company of
his kind.  Even all of them being associated with the arena wasn't reason enough.
     The variations of their passage through this forest put Wolf by his side for a
few paces.  Agro looked over at him.  "Why am I here?"
     The old shaman shrugged.  "The real reason, the one behind the lesser reasons
such as 'because you came this far, so why not?'  I can't be sure.  There are always
things the gods and the greater spirits don't tell us.  My guess is that it is
because you're cold blooded.  You have no internal heat of your own.  One of the ways
in which the dead can attack the living is by sucking the warmth of life out of them.
Us.  You have life without warmth, and thus a defense against such an attack."
     "I can't live in the absence of warmth," the Croc answered sharply.  "This robe
is proof of that!"
     "True, but the warmth of that robe, of the sun, fires, the world at large, is
not something the dead can tap.  So I think you have a protection of a sort which the
rest of us do not."  Wolf slanted a glance up at him, Agro saw his eyes gleam.  "And
this is your fight, too, despite the ways in which you are different from us.  You
Crocs do have souls, and the dead can prey upon them."
     Agro shrugged and looked away.  Talk about things like that, about souls, made
him uncomfortable.  He didn't understand anything about it, so better it was left to
others to deal with.  Better to watch Redfox, who was picking their trail through the
trees, a business that the Croc understood.
     So he was watching and already half-primed when the Cardow Hunter suddenly threw
himself to one side, his sword flicking out.
     In the night, all he saw was a looming shadow, but he could smell blood and a
carnivore's breath and something beginning to rot.  His own sword was in his hand,
and he moved forward to partner Redfox in fighting whatever it was.  Math was there,
yes, and a gladiator besides, but Math was old.  Agro didn't think this was an old
man's fight.
     Math moved sideways and ahead so they could make a three-pronged attack.  It was
a pleasure to hunt with people who knew how it should be done.  Too bad they didn't
have spears, but a spear in these woods... bad idea.  Too bad they couldn't see
clearly what they were fighting.  He lunged in and back, knowing he'd cut the beast
badly.  Knowing it was a beast by the fur he'd felt, matted and stinking.  But he
should be smelling fresh blood now, and he wasn't.  His thrust must have gone deep
enough to draw blood, and the other two were moving in, they wouldn't be missing,
     "A bear," Wolf said.  He sounded perfectly calm.  "Recently dead, reanimated by
sorcery.  Enhanced by the addition of a stolen human soul.  To destroy it, you must
destroy the brain, else every part of the body will remain active and hostile."
     "Our approach was detected?"  Redfox's voice floated out of the darkness beyond
the bear.  A flurry of movement and a grunt of effort from the same direction.  "This
would be easier to do with light."
     "Easier for the bear, also," Wolf countered.  He was closer now.
     Agro swatted at... a paw, probably.  Cut it off, by the feel of the blow
landing.  Remembered that it would remain "active and hostile" till the brain was
destroyed and stamped downward.  Something squirmed under his foot, and he drove all
his weight down on it.  The damned forest floor was too soft to crush anything
against.  He wished the bear would roar, growl, squeal with pain, something.  He
didn't like fighting silent shadows in the darkness.
     Too much movement in the dark, the Croc wasn't sure which was the bear and which
his companions, now.  Blows landing, grunts of effort.  Fresh blood.  Human blood, he
knew that smell from the arena, and certain encounters in dark alleys.
     A sudden flare of light in a whistling arc like a falling star.  The whole scene
lit in one brief instant.  Wolf swinging his walking staff at the head of a shaggy,
tattered bear.  The bear all bloody claws and long yellow fangs, eyes that gleamed
red.  Redfox with blood on his arm and side, his sword steady in his hand.  Math in
mid-lunge at the bear.  Thud of wood on flesh, crunch of shattering bone as the light
winked out again.  A tingle in the air, across the skin, and the smell of lightning
about to strike.
     "Move now," Wolf growled.  "Get clear.  This last is a shaman's work."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
              (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 Dm  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
                       (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Lapur,

First of all let me apologize for the missing column last turn.  I thought I had sent
it but it must have gotten lost along the way, it happens.  To be fair, you've all
read my columns, so you know you didn't miss much.

To be quite honest, I'm very surprised I'm still here. Roadkill says I\'m one of the
luckiest warriors he's ever managed, guess he must be right considering my skills and

A couple of turns ago, I challenged Mossman, and while I managed to win, I gotta
disagree with the spyreport that I "luckily beat" him.  I know I'm not that good but
only 4 hits from that little pigsticker is not going to make me quit, hell I run into
more closed doors leaving the guildhouse than that.

This past turn my challenge got through to Urat (you have to realize, we rarely get
our challenges through, and when we do, we ussually lose).  I think it might have
gone differently if I hadn't broke his weapon on his first attack.  Very impressive
endurance and deserves a rematch.

This turn, my challenge goes out to Chrome Crimper, a good old fashion scumfest.

I should mention that since I can't seem to pick up a parry skill, Roadkill has
decided that the commision is going to have to force me out to leave.

Good luck to all,

Duelmistriss Brickhouse.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt LAPUR will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as WILL DUEL 4 MEAD is pushed out of top team by VENUSIANS, who came from 4th with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for EQUESTORS, whose 1-4-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 11th.  VENUSIANS 
stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The MID EARTH guild has had a 4-1-0 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, SOLAR ERUPTION fought MIU and gained 18 points and 
contributed to VENUSIANS' 4-1-0.  MIU has lost to SOLAR ERUPTION, falling 12 points, 
while helping make WILL DUEL 4 MEAD a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, LAPUR, the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps BRICKHOUSE is not as thrilled, 
being challenged 3 times.  ARONWE challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone STREET WALKERS' warrior.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and BRICKHOUSE remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Burning Tree until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MID EARTH 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided MID EARTH stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BLACK 
SAMURAI.  Anyone surprised?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that LAPUR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LAPUR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              34  11  0   147       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON 4764                     25  18  3   122       MEN (356)
 REWRITE 2926                 25  14  1   113       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 URAT 4889                    24   7  1   111       MID EARTH (223)
 MOSSMAN 5045                 10   4  1   106       CROC FILES (374)
 ENYALIUS 4863                15  15  1   105       GODS OF WAR (424)
-CHROME CRIMPER 4296          23  10  0   104       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ARONWE 4883                  19  13  0   100       MID EARTH (223)
 TURTLE 4974                  14   6  1   100       ESCAPADE (417)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4718                    15  33  2    86       CROC FILES (374)
 URD 4987                     14   6  3    86       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CELADUS 4948                 14   8  2    82       EQUESTORS (158)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031          12   5  2    78       VENUSIANS (321)
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         11   8  1    77       METAL MINCERS (256)
 PETUNIA 4837                 19  15  2    76       ESCAPADE (417)
 WEIPA 4793                   13  19  2    70       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               7   6  0    63       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-LEINAD 5139                   6   0  0    61       ELLISHOOD (443)
 HULIK 4992                   10  10  1    60       MID EARTH (223)
 DAX 5015                      6   8  0    58       DEATH MOB (437)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         11   9  4    56       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MIU 5060                      9   3  1    56       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CALLISTO 5036                 9   7  1    55       VENUSIANS (321)
 MYRRH 5085                    8   3  0    53       MID EARTH (223)
 AKUMU 4674                   10  12  0    50       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 RED BULL 5062                 8   4  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         5   1  0    45       METAL MINCERS (256)
-AKIRE 5141                    5   3  0    43       ELLISHOOD (443)
-HANNICHI 4860                 3   1  1    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CRAGS 5087                    6   3  0    41       DEATH MOB (437)
 LITERNIUS 5049                8   7  1    38       EQUESTORS (158)
 GUAT 5017                     8   6  0    37       DEATH MOB (437)
 SONNY DAZE 5035               7   9  2    37       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ANSHIN 4861                   5   1  0    36       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          5   1  1    35       ESCAPADE (417)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHENA 4990                   7   6  0    33       GODS OF WAR (424)
 QETESH 5026                   5   6  2    31       GODS OF WAR (424)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               6  11  0    29       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DYSNOMIA 5050                 5   9  0    28       VENUSIANS (321)
 BONZO 5132                    2   1  2    27       ESCAPADE (417)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             4   5  0    25       STREET WALKERS (97)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICE CRUST 5109                4   3  1    23       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 GLAUCO 5102                   3   5  0    21       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAD DOG 5125                  3   2  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154              2   0  0    21       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 KIKUZO 4913                   4   6  0    18       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 FHRAIN 5124                   2   0  0    17       MID EARTH (223)
 ATRIA 5101                    3   5  1    15       VENUSIANS (321)
-ASSYLA 5143                   3   6  0    15       ELLISHOOD (443)
 AMATSURATA 5121               2   4  0    15       GODS OF WAR (424)
 HORN ROCK 5113                3   4  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 FIREWALKER 5122               3   3  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ANDRASTE 5153                 2   0  1    12       GODS OF WAR (424)
 BLACK TORCH 5150              1   1  1    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 AYA 5159                      1   0  0     8       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SEXY CELIA 5134               1   1  0     8       STREET WALKERS (97)
 AUSONIUS 5123                 1   4  0     7       EQUESTORS (158)
 JOSIE WAILS 5151              1   1  0     7       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  1   1  0     6       VENUSIANS (321)
 LUCY 5152                     0   2  0     2       CROC FILES (374)
 CRESCENS 5157                 0   1  0     1       EQUESTORS (158)
-ELYK II 5136                  0   1  0     1       ELLISHOOD (443)
 OCCY 5160                     0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)
 CRUNCH II 5155                0   1  0     1       ESCAPADE (417)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SINGING WATER 5057      2  8 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   CALLISTO 5036         577   
LUCY 4922              10 13 1 CROC FILES 374       CELADUS 4948          577  JUST REVENGED
PETTY THIEF 5156        0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        BLACK ORC             579  NONE
SALANTRA 5126           2  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119  578   
TORI 5048               3  8 0 DEATH MOB 437        DARK CHAMPION         579  NONE
GRACCHUS 5116           0  5 0 EQUESTORS 158        ANDRASTE 5153         578   
CRATER 5108             2  1 0 ESCAPADE 417         CAIERA 5100           576  REVENGED
TYE FOONETTE 5115       1  3 0 FORCE OF NATURE 312  BONZO 5132            577   
CAMULUS 4865           15 17 2 GODS OF WAR 424      JON 4764              577   
JURASSIC JORDON 5008   10  5 1 STREET WALKERS 97    PETUNIA 4837          576  REVENGED
CAIERA 5100             4  3 2 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 BONZO 5132            578   
TOMO 5158               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 BLACK TORCH 5150      579   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sovereign -- Bummer about Camulus.  May he fight well in That Great arena In the sky.
-- Ora

Crags -- You look nice sitting there on the sands all compacted in a smallsquare.
You do! -- Copper Compacter

Enyalius -- Sometimes the gods of war shine down upon you, and sometimes they don't.
Salute. -- Chrome crimper

Yon Brickhouse done 'er agin!  Aye! - Oremaster

Ora -- Is it just me or have the lower levels turned into Carnage Central?  Drat!  A
lot of it is me.  What's gotten into the gang?  [nothing that wasn't there before]
Ha!  S'posed to be a rhetorical question. -- Scion

Sporkis -- That wasn't me laughing.  I know brutal bloodfeud deaths on the sands are
not funny.  I'm just sorta flummoxed over the killing spree my team of saintly angels
has recently embarked upon.  It seems getting fighters established now-a-days is
becoming a daunting pro-po-sition.  Oh well, in the humble words sir..."Feud Away."
-- Scion

Mad Dog Montana -- Expeditiously feuded.  Hope I didn't put you out.  Hold you up for
an important dinner engagement or something more pressing. -- Petunia

Salantra -- It hardly seemed fair, a highly trained, experienced, and good looking 4
fight fighter like myself challenging a lowly, scruffy 2 fight fighter like yourself.
But then "Fairness" is not a concept generally applied to the arena sands. -- Hootchy
Cootcher, killer

Mossman -- Cheerio Governor.  I took a little star power out of the shooting star.
It's going to do you a world of good, messin with the lower ranked.  You'll thank me
for this loss someday. -- Turtle

Caiera -- Go the lonely way.  You know, it's a funny thing about life...no one gets
out of it alive.  <shrug>  Crowd loved it. -- Bonzo

     Those crowds!

Tin Foil -- Don't take it personal, hon, I told you I just can't say your real name.
-- Brickhouse
P.S.  How do you "rue the day", do you have to get up early for that?


Ora -- Thanks for the recognition, trust me I notice you're right on my heels, and
Will Duel 4 Mead and Escapade are climbing the ladder quickly.  Just another reason
why I love this arena!!! -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Petunia -- I hope you get a nice cold frost. -- Ghost of Jurassic Jordan

Urd -- You and your manager should see a doctor, constant diarrhea of the mouth can
have long term effects.  I would hate to see you or Sporkis get lock-jaw, it might
prove fatal. -- Brickhouse

Stormfront -- "Golden Chair", now THAT'S FUNNY!!! -- Brickhouse
P.S.  You know me, so it has to be fool's gold.

Callisto -- Don't feel guilty, you proved to be the better warrior.  Besides, you
taught me well, thank you very much. -- Daisy Chains

Red Bull -- Your scimitar carving through my helm it not the kind of sparks we girls
like. -- Daisy Chains

Ora -- Almost a 60% win record with those bare stats???  May the gods protect us all
if you actually get a godling!!! -- Roadkill

Ellishood -- Welcome to Lapur.  I hope your stable has much success here. --
Roadkill, manager of the Street Walkers

Urat -- Thanks, that the first time anyone has actually beat the dents OUT of my
armor and shield (well, during the fight I mean). -- Brickhouse

Petunia -- One Skill!!!  %$#@$@@$# SKILL!!!, great...going to the tourney mistimed,
hope to rape you even though I new I would lose...and ONE &)*@#$@ SKILL.  Whew...glad
to get that off my chest, thanks for not killing me. -- Daisy Chains

Sonny Daze -- At least we both learned well. -- Daisy Chains
P.S. That was one of the best times broken weapons I've ever seen, I do believe it
saved my life...now go away

Fhrain -- Hey, giving me a spanking it extra buddy. -- Josie Wails

Lucy -- Sorry, I took out my bad tourney showing on you. -- Sexy Celia

Petunia -- Did you throw that fight???  How did you kill Jordan, when I didn't even
break a sweat, and I suck!!!  But since we have avenged her death, consider the
matter dropped.  Good Luck to you and the rest of Escapades. -- Mad Dog Montana

Ellishood -- Welcome to Lapur.  It's always nice to see some influx from Noblish
Island.  While we're always up to a good amount of Shenanigans *cough* *cough* excuse
me :).  As I was saying competition is a little more cut throat around here.  Hope
you can keep your head above water.  Best of luck to you.  If you need some help feel
free to ask we're all pretty much willing to lend a hand to the new guys around here.
If you need a shoulder to cry on, contact Stormfront of Force of Nature, since he's
usually whining anyhow.  Zing! :) -- Sporkis of Will Duel 4 Mead

Bonzo -- I guess your Karma ran over my Dogma.  Is this hole in my head suppost to
itch this much? -- Ghost of Caiera

Scion -- Well what goes around comes around I guess.  I could be more upset about it,
but truth be told Caiera was average at best.  I'm more frustrated at losing Holku
during his last fight in the tournament; he had some potenial.  So you don't have to
worry about Urd knocking at your door at three in the morning looking for blood for
the next four moon cycles.  She's a little upset at losing her self appointed
'protege', but her definition of that was someone to run and refill her mug and rib
constantly so I guess we'll give her one of the new recruits to keep her happy.
Still while we're not terribly upset, there still that pesky thing about honor and
what not.  I guess how did you put it?  When the strategizing gets more harmonizing.
Star alignments... :) - Sporkis

Montana -- Imagine my surprise when I saw a familar face staring at me across the
sands at the tourney.  I'm just sorry I couldn't take it easy on you.  Look at the
bright side, at least you still have all your limbs attached.  Seriously, if anything
you have helped me discovered some insights about my inner self and hopefully I will
be a better person for it here on out...*mpmph* -- Trying to keep a straight face,

Amiez -- Fifth timez ith not thez charrm Iz guethth.  Neitherrz wath onez thrrough
fourrz.  Babieth if youz really wantz mez bodieth thatz much.  A nightz of drinkth
and a donkeyth show forrz ambiouncez and I\'m good toz goz! -- Rewrite

Liternius -- The gods must have a plan for you.  Nothing else explains how you took
that many shots to the noggin and still be standing at the end of the match, let
alone alive.  Me thinks I may not want to run into you again, as I may not be as
lucky next time. -- Miu

Weipa -- They really should stop giving me pointed sharp weapons to use. -- Urd

Enyalius --  Well, I've been stepping over and on people on my way to the top.  I
figured it was about time to give a little back.  Still, as to whether it was luck or
skill I think it was a little of both.  I had you soiling your draws more than once
durning that fight, just couldn't seem to land that knock out shot.  I've been
working on my aim since then.  Wanna try again? :) -- Urd

Chromez Crimperz -- Noz youz owez mez thez mead.  Becauthez of youz Iz wath tooz
tirred toz perrforrm atz mez nightz job and wath canned.  Thez said it wath becauthe
noz woman in her rightz mindz would wantz toz look mez hairiez back.  Iz knew it wath
becauthez of thez bagth under mez eyeth. -- Rewrite 

Tori -- Careful!  You almost started a horrible reversal there.  It's bad when the
Cardow Hunters are known as "most likely to die."  It would be much worse if we were
known as "most likely to kill."  Jorja would disown us!  She might consign us to
oblivion, which I understand is a hamlet around an unreliable well somewhere down in
Ratan, and bring in (gasp) some dumb Middle Way team.  Can't have that! -- Red Bull

Ava Lantch -- (gloomily)  Of mud, probably.  It's been nothing but flood warnings
around here.  If you have a teammate named Hy Water, he's probably local.  Or a
military man named Major Flooding. -- Horn Rock

Illyria -- (startled look)  I thought you were a geopolitical region somewhere in,
um, hmm, I don't seem to have a referent for that.  I guess that means you aren't.
Whatever. -- Firewalker

Ausonius -- (pouncing)  Never hit the ground against me, or you're a chew-toy. -- Mad

Black Torch -- (earnestly)  I don't look like a golem, do I?  I'm sure I'm not really
one.  I don't know why the Commission said that. -- Cloudshadow
P.S.  Oh, joy, I'm "slow and inactive" but "incredibly quick and elusive."  Quite a
trick, eh?  Maybe I am a golem after all.

Sovereign -- Consider it an honor and do NOT seek a kill from us! -- all the Cardow

Amatsurata -- Hey, all that stuff is just, you know, "the fortunes of war."  You
can't be held responsible for it.  Stuff happens. -- Horn Rock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TORI was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PETTY THIEF was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MOSSMAN demolished CELADUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven Bloodfeud fight.
ATHENA was overpowered by JON in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
AUSONIUS was bested by ANDRASTE in a 1 minute beginner's Bloodfeud brawl.
ARONWE was luckily beaten by BRICKHOUSE in a 2 minute Challenge Title struggle.
AMIE was overpowered by REWRITE in a action packed 2 minute uneven Challenge melee.
PLATINUM PEENER vanquished MAD DOG MONTANA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DAX was luckily beaten by WEIPA in a action packed 1 minute Challenge match.
COPPER COMPACTER luckily beat HOOTCHY COOCHER in a exciting 5 minute Challenge fight.
GUAT bested BONZO in a 2 minute master vs. novice Challenge conflict.
LUCY was subdued by ATRIA in a popular 1 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
SEXY CELIA was overcome by FHRAIN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
ENYALIUS unbelievably bested URD in a 2 minute master's bout.
TURTLE slimly lost to URAT in a exciting 7 minute bloody fray.
PETUNIA bested A.A. SHOCK in a 2 minute brawl.
MIU was overpowered by SOLAR ERUPTION in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
RED BULL overpowered AVA LANTCH in a popular 1 minute bloody one-sided bout.
MYRRH devastated MAD DOG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HULIK overpowered LITERNIUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
QETESH was beaten by CRAGS in a action packed 1 minute gruesome fray.
CALLISTO viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 2 minute gory bout.
AKUMU overpowered DAISY CHAINS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SONNY DAZE overpowered AMATSURATA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DYSNOMIA was defeated by ANSHIN in a 3 minute match.
GLAUCO unbelievably bested FIREWALKER in a action packed 1 minute bout.
ICE CRUST handily defeated HORN ROCK in a 1 minute uneven bout.
KIKUZO was narrowly defeated by CLOUDSHADOW in a 3 minute competition.
ILLYRIA won victory over CRUNCH II in a 3 minute novice's bout.
BLACK TORCH assassinated TOMO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOSIE WAILS defeated OCCY in a popular 1 minute novice's match.
CRESCENS was narrowly defeated by AYA in a popular 3 minute gruesome novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  16 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  35 -  5      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  33 -  4      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL     48 -  47 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    51 -  60 -  8      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  45 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  23 -  1      36  |

Turn 579 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:

TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     5 -  7         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            34  11  0  147 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    JON 4764                   25  18  3  122 MEN (356)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045               10   4  1  106 CROC FILES (374)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARONWE 4883                19  13  0  100 MID EARTH (223)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                14   6  1  100 ESCAPADE (417)
BASHING ATTACK   CELADUS 4948               14   8  2   82 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       11   8  1   77 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984       11   9  4   56 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036               9   7  1   55 VENUSIANS (321)
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 
TURTLE 4974.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119, ARONWE 
4883, URAT 4889, REWRITE 2926, CALLISTO 5036, CRESCENS 5157, AYA 5159, URD 4987, A.A. 

The least popular fighter this week was TOMO 5158.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRUNCH II 5155, ILLYRIA 5149, HORN ROCK 5113, AMATSURATA 5121, DAISY 
4984, and PETTY THIEF 5156.