Date   : 05/21/2008    Duedate: 06/03/2008


DM-29    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-4131) [35-11-0,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRICKHOUSE                     DAX
STREET WALKERS (97)            FAUX TIDES II (444)
(29-4131) [35-11-0,158]        (29-5147) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMIE                           SONNY DAZE
CROC FILES (374)               FORCE OF NATURE (312)
(29-4718) [15-34-2,85]         (29-5035) [8-9-2,51]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       59
2. FAUX TIDES II (444)         54      STREET WALKERS (97)
3. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      38      Unchartered Team
4. STREET WALKERS (97)         33
5. ESCAPADE (417)              30      FAUX TIDES II (444)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FAUX TIDES II (444)        4   1  1 80.0   1/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      492 320 42 60.6   2/ 7 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     9  6 3
 3/ 2 METAL MINCERS (256)      520 350 12 59.8   3/ 2 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 1
 4/ 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   109  86 15 55.9   4/ 1 VENUSIANS (321)           9  6 0
 5/ 4 ESCAPADE (417)           107  91  8 54.0   5/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 6- 5 GODS OF WAR (424)         91  78  9 53.8   6/ 3 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    7  7 0
 7/ 6 MID EARTH (223)          392 354 15 52.5   7/ 4 ESCAPADE (417)            7  8 2
 8/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      346 314 22 52.4   8/ 9 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  2 0
 9/ 8 CROC FILES (374)         376 391 28 49.0   9/ 0*FAUX TIDES II (444)       4  1 1
10- 9 ELLISHOOD (443)           19  20  0 48.7  10/14 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  4 1
11/10 EQUESTORS (158)          668 713 49 48.4  11- 8 GODS OF WAR (424)         4  6 1
12/11 VENUSIANS (321)          235 262 13 47.3  12/11 EQUESTORS (158)           4 11 0
13/12 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    275 312 20 46.8  13/10 DEATH MOB (437)           4 11 0
14/13 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     416 502 10 45.3  14/13 MEN (356)                 3  0 0
15/14 MEN (356)                164 200 11 45.1  15/12 CROC FILES (374)          3 12 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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Note from the author -- As I write this I am sleep deprived, running on pepsi and
rice pilaf.  May you all suffer horribly.  If the ladies give me a good replacement,
I promise to just go to bed next time. :)
*!*The following announcement is a paid advertisement of some pathetic bagabon who
p*ssed away all his money on cheap booze and even cheaper by the hour company.  And
this is a desperate attempt to raise more so he can continue his accustom lifestyle.
It does not represent the view or opinions of the writer, manager, and the other
members of Will Duel 4 Mead or their affiliates.  We get enough death threats as is

*A single lights shines through the dark, on a wooden stool on a stage.  A women
wearing heavy armor tramples on stage and slums her behind on it, dropping and heavy
and blood stained maul on the floor at her side.*

Kyoko:  Ok listen up you puss chickens!  I've come back to this cesspool from
enjoying my now long and now endless life of sucess and riches to read this
annoucement.  Apprantly according to some smuck called Terrafirma, Toratora,
Toothlessblood, I don't know.  According to this guy I'm the best Duelmaster thats
ever come out of this backwater two bit town to walk away with most kills.  And don't
you think for a second that I didn't enjoy every one of them.  HA!  Anyhow apprantly
that makes me some sort of celebrity in some eyes.  And one set of serverly crossed
ones thought I be a good spokeswoman to hock some crap.  So sit down, shut up, and
let me read this gibberish so I can go home and play horsey with one of my slaves.
Yeah I get freaky when I'm drink.  *Coughs* Heehem.  Come one, come all.  The stars
have aligned.  The skies have opened.  And the fates have blessed you all.  Thats
right everyone the loveable and cuddable..  Cuddable?  First is that even a word?
Second how the hell are you cuddable?  Are you a freaking carebear or something?!?
If so thats got to be the ugliest carebear I've ever seen, and proves why I still say
that carebears as a whole should be ethnically cleansed from all exstience.
Rewrite(off to the side): (whispering) Juthtz rread thez lineth.

Kyoko:  You shut up.  I don't know why I am evening doing this.

Rewrite: Becauthez I prumithed neverrz tuz guz thrruugh yuurrz onderrwearz drraw

Kyoko:  Oh yeah.  Anyhow thats right the cuddable.. *rolls eyes* scamp of Lapur who
makes the children scream, *lowers voice* in terror.

Rewrite: Heez!

Kyoko:  And the women soon and faint.  Well the fainting part anyway.

Rewrite: Iz takez em eitherrz waez.

Kyoko:  Rewrite!  Yes I can't believe it either.  Is inviting you on a journey to the
fantastic...  Who wrote this for you?  There's too many big words for you like 'to'.

Rewrite:  Jostz rreadz.
Kyoko:  Thats right.  Upon his graduation from Lapur.. More like if he ever leaves
and I hope it's in a body bag, because there's no way I'm spending eternity listening
to him.  I'll swear if that happens I will find a way to kill an immortal if I have
to backhand Shelia Greywand herself to do it.

Rewrite:  uuuu katz fightz.

Kyoko:  Hush you!  Anyhow he'll be putting out a book entitled 'Huuked un Re-
runicth'....I'm not even going to try to translate that.. So your warriors too can
talk like a brain damaged, toothless, inbred, filthly, filthly, all so very filthly.
Drunkard of a man who's only moral compass is one he follows in his pants.
Rewrite:  ....Kan'tz arrgooz with thez trooth.

Kyoko:  It will be 290 of mind blowing mixture blank pages and crude fertility
drawings, cause the poor smuck is totally illiterate.  Seriously we had to get five
scribes, the first four all committed suicide, to read ads to him and translate what
he says onto paper all this time.  Which by itself is would be sad but you never seen
him smile especially when he's sober.

*Rewrite sticks his head into the light and cracks a very distrubing smile*

Kyoko:  If you pre-order this fine literary classic, your copy with come with a free
sample of the man himself sticking the pages together..Ewwww.

*Rewrite comes back into view giving two big thumbs up*

Kyoko:  So act now.  Just come on down to Shenanigans tavern, leave three gold
pieces, your likeness scribbled on a piece of parchment to see if your a looker??
Behind the left leg of the pissing troft, and he'll hand deliver your copy in this
birthday suit in case you want some 'Hutz Cuffez' with it??

Rewrite:  Imz op furz itz if youz arrez peuplez.

Kyoko:  So order today...  And may the gods help us all.  I'm going back to AD away
from this s%*t.

*fade out*

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Destiny Undone

	It was a foggy spring morning, the rising sun was taking its time burning the
fog away. Outside the Lapurian arena a young woman stood impatiently waiting for the
Commission scribe to post the lists for the days fights. Standing there her mind
began to wonder, "What will I do if it doesn't happen, my time is running out."
	Her mother died when she was a young girl, leaving her father to raise her
alone. Her dark hair and hazel eyes favored her mother, though you could tell even
this young that her other physical features would favor her father. So it was of no
surprise to her father, that as she got older she wanted to play games with the boys.
When one of the boys started picking on her the first day, she knocked him down and
no other boy every gave her trouble again.
	When she was about 12 she snuck into the arena and saw the gladiator matches
for the first time. She was in awe of the matches, watching each one intently. When
the future Lord Protector Bonnie of the Superior Forces guild had her match, she was
mesmerized. From that moment on she promised herself she would be the Duelmaster in
Lapur someday.
	For the next 10 years she lived with her father never telling him of sneaking
into the arena or her desires of fighting in the arena. One day her father came home
from work feeling ill, she watched over and cared for him, but a month later he left
this world joining her mother. Suddenly she was all alone for the first time in her
life and didn't know what to do.
	A couple weeks after her fathers death she finally decided to follow her dreams
and applied to the Commission. Soon was assigned to the Mid Earth Guild, along with a
big strapping young man a few years older than her named Urat.  He was strong as an
ox and a bit of a klutz, but most of all he had a good heart. In many ways he
reminded her of her father. 	Upon meeting the guilds weapon master Kalimac, she
begged him to train her in the style of her idol and the style that he himself was
trained in, but he refused. Telling her her skills were not suited for the style. He
knew it wasn't true, but the Visionist had long believed that someone or something
had placed a curse upon the city long ago. A curse that has doomed many a warrior
using the aimed blow style. So he forbid any female member of the guild from ever
being trained in the style.
	From the beginning she was not happy and resisted his instruction. Her
performance in the first handful of matches only increased her resistance. After
finally winning her first match she finally started accepted the style chosen for her
and trained twice as hard. She was always trying to convince Urat to do some extra
training, so she could improve her attacking skills and he could work on his defense.
	Eventually her skills dramatically improved and she was winning regularly. She
even had two matches with Brickhouse before she became Duelmaster.  Neither of them
last very long and she had even sent her to the infirmary on both occasions. Since
Brickhouse became dulemaster Dirmael had submitted the challenge for Aronwe, but each
time it failed to go through and on several occasions she had lost to other opponents
and dropped too far in the rankings to make the challenge.
	The sound of the scribe tacking the scroll to the board brought her back to
reality. She waited for him to finish, then smiled at him as he turned to leave.
Quickly she began to search the parchment for her name. "Please please please," she
whispered to her self. Then a big grin formed on her face thinking, "Finally I will
be Duelmaster."

	Later in the afternoon Aronwe had already congratulated the 3 newest members of
the guild after their victorious matches. The fourth member Urat, who had just
finished winning a bloody match with a surprisingly tough warrior named Turtle, came
walking down the tunnel.
	"What took you so long?" questioned Aronwe.
	"Wasn't my day, the gods smiled upon me," winced Urat.
	Hulik, Myrrh and Fhrain came running out of the locker room and helped him
inside and began removing his armor, before tending to his wounds.
	"Be right back after I claim what is mine?" stated Aronwe.
	"Good luck," they all replied at once
	"Phhhbbbtt, I don't need luck." she proclaimed firmly.
	A few seconds later a clap of thunder rumbled in the distance.
	Urat looked at the empty doorway and his heart missed a beat.
	Dark clouds were gathering as Aronwe stood in the center of the arena glaring
at her opponent as she approached.

	As usual Brickhouse was encased in plate armor and helm, while holding two
	Aronwe wore only a helm as armor and was grinning down her scimitar at her foe.
She had a spare dagger thrust into her waistband..

The arenamaster steps back and the battle begins.
Aronwe makes a cunning attack that hits Brickhouse on the left elbow.
The crowd jeers "Brickhouse" as the mighty blow strikes home.
Aronwe lunges, but the dulemaster parries.
Aronwe twist into a tremendous cutting attack and hits her with a deadly attack in
the left hip.
Brickhouse grimaces in pain and manages a vicious grin as she continues fighting.
Aronwe leaps into the air taking a furious slash and hit her with a devastating
attack in the left leg.
Brickhouse's eye flame with desperation and she is severely hurt.
Aronwe attack with malevolence and hit her in the right ribcage with a massive blow.
Brickhouse's defense is crumbling rapidly, she grunts and continues fighting.
Aronwe strikes with her scimitar and Brickhouse defense is secure as she easily
parries the attack.
Aronwe curses as her scimitar is broken, then tosses it too the ground before pulling
free her dagger.
Aronwe strikes instantly at an opening, but the dulemaster parries with her medium
Aronwe is gasping for breath, sweat blurring her vision.
Aronwe thrusts with her dagger and hits her in the right ribcage.
Aronwe leaps forward and slashes with her dagger, which Brickhouse easily parries
Aronwe bounds forward slashing with her dagger, which she easily parries again.
Aronwe has exhausted her strength.
Aronwe strikes with her dagger, which is easily parried and the dagger blade shatters
into a hundred pieces.

	Aronwe stares in disbelief at the broken weapon hilt in her hand. In one motion
she flings the hilt across the arena and goes berserk charging forward enraged. Her
arms flailing she is throwing punches wildly. Several strike their target, but fail
to do any damage against the armor. Several are parried and slightly injuring her
right arm. Growing weariness causes her to back away gasping for breath. With her
last bit of energy she bounds forward, but trips and falls face first into the arena
floor with a thud.
	Looking up with her eyes ablaze in anger, her opponent walks away saluting the
crowd. Slowly she realizes that she has lost the match and probably her last chance
at fulfilling her dream of becoming the Duelmaster of Lapur. Cursing the gods she
rolls onto her side and balls up into a fetal position and begins to cry.  Another
clap a thunder rumbles in from the distance and rain begins to fall.
	Urat had followed her up the tunnel after his wounds had been tended too. He
had a bad feeling after she left for her match and his gut was right. As Brickhouse
passed him he gave her a nod in recognition of her win, then quietly walked through
the rain to the center of the arena. Kneeling down he gently lifts her into his arms
and carries her from the arena thanking the gods for being merciful.

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     It was a most unlikely event.  Perhaps not here, but where I'm from.  I'm sorta
young for a manager... and short, I suppose, but not lacking in wit.  See, usually
places like "The World's End Tavern" is off limits to guys with the problem I have.
I've been stigmatized with the "child" label.  Just to make it clear, I am *not*
young.  Sure.  Anyway, being a manager certainly has its own advantages.  You
wouldn't believe how gullible people here are.  As soon as you mention the grey
witch, they jump.  I mean, when I said I had business involving the woman... well, it
wasn't a total lie...
     So, in I go, between bigger people and getting so much ale spilt on me you'd
swear it was raining.  It was fairly deafening inside.  The people were in obvious
excitement.  After some questions and careful showing, I found out that a couple
"foreigners" had instigated a brawl over bad manners or spilt wine or something.  It
wasn't terribly important to me at the time, probably the locals either, as more and
more jumped in.  Quite accidentally, I found myself in the mix, face to fist on the
losing end.  As I braced for another blow, I peeked, Seeing a boy slightly older than
me and lowering his fist.  His eyes were cunning and flamed with intensity, but he
appeared calm and collected as a body tumbled over him.  Before I knew what was
happening, hard vise-like hands fastened to me and drug me outside, away from the
brawl.  He muttered something about safety so softly I missed the rest.  Then,
despite bruises, swelling, and a bloody nose, he turned back towards the tavern.
Just as he started back, it seemed like the whole place emptied into the street.
     "Hador Galen Eldacar!"  Someone called in a deep, commanding voice.  The boy
responded with a silent nod and something between the acknowledgement as the battle
was rejoined, until the unsavory guards broke it up.  It had been a signt to see,
almost as good as an arena battle.  The odds had been against them and despite some
injuries, they were smiling and joking, except for the young boy.  Once, a well-
dressed half-elf, was busy speaking with a lady.  The boy stood by the tall, gruff
man with a commanding demeanor and another ruffian-looking fellow seemed itching to
pull his blade and looked put out.  I thought there had been another but in ll the
confusion, I couldn't be sure.  I shrugged off my backpack and dug through my pajamas
and baseball cards until I found a single gold crown I'd been saving.  I think the
boy's eyes were wtching me curiously, but it was hard to tell.  At least, the trick
had drawn attention and thus left me an opening.
     "Hi," I offered, followed by a muttered thanks to the boy.  His expression never
changed.  The older man looked down as I approached.  My skin crawled from the gaze
of those eyes, like a wolf, a true predator.
     "Evenin' a good 'un, I judge," he exclaimed, cheerily.
     "You and your friends were almost impressive.  Not bad," I said, flipping the
     "Not bad?!" the unsavory fellow exclaimed, stepping over to loom over me.
     I raised my eyebrow and watched with satisfaction as his eyes followed the coin.
     "M'Lady, excuse me," I heard a smooth voice.  Then, the cool, chrming tone
continued just behind me.  "He's right.  You guys definitely lack finess, style
and thus the ability to call yourself impressive."
     "HA!  Thorn, you must be insinuating tht you were at least Impressive?" the
large man asked with a humor-filled grown and a squeeze to the boy's shoulder.
     "Why, of course, Dalton.  Who else?" the man replied with a flourish and  bow.
     The boy's dark eyes were impassive, but the slight shake of his head betrayed a
slight tug at the corners of his mouth.
     "Well," I interjected, "if you *think* you're that good, why don't you try the
arenas?"  I noticed the shift in stances meant to intimidate and reinforce the
message, they were a team.  "I just happen to be a Sponsor.  I bet I could get you
     I noticed the boy's eyes flash as they bored into me.  I had the feeling,
despite his apparent age, I wouldn't want to cross him, even with a host of guards.
     "Do you have any clue who you're talking to, son?" the big man said softly.  "We
just sailed in recently through a tough bit.  Trip here brought us through all manner
of trouble and you're talkin' to a Captain, ye know."
     I didn't miss the dark cautious looks when Trouble and Sailing were mentioned.
Pirates, maybe.  Not stereotypical, but likeable in a strange way.
     I palmed the coin and casually slipped it into my pocket.  "The arenas are
legal.  You can achieve great honor, earn prestige, and get good pay for say... maybe
repairs.  And gives sime Immunities."  I wasn't sure if there were "Immunities" or
what-not, but I suppose there might be.  I was betting on a straw, but I judge people
pretty well.
     They were silent and contemplative for a moment, then the unsavory fellow and
the big man began arguing in a strange dialect.  The half-Elf stood quietly, watching
me with a calculating gaze.
     "Would you two stop your endless bickering!?  It's unbecoming.  But personally,
to end your arguing, I'd bet on Dalton."
     The lrge man looked smug and looked down at the boy, clearly seeing something
that obviously I didn't.  "Well, Thorn, if I know you at all, you're thinking it's a
good opportunity.  I can see Galen is eager (How can he see that?!).  I go where he
goes, you know tht.  Let's do it..
     So I lucked out, sorta.  Somehow they convinced me of their skills, thus a high
wage.  So to you, I say, give them Hell!
                                          -- Gavin Rule, mgr. Faux Tides II

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     Cloudrider drew Young Joan aside as they walked.  He spoke quietly in the hope
that their new companion ("Call me Necroma!") wouldn't hear.  "Why are we going to
work *with* this Necromancer?  I thought we were supposed to trap them!"
     "It seemed like a good idea at the time," Joan muttered.
     "That isn't an answer!  It never is."
     "Sometimes it's all the answer you get," she said.  "I don't know why, just that
it seemed like the right thing to do, okay?  Like there's some reason that I don't
know about, just that it exists."
     Cloudrider sighed.  "I hate stuff like that.  It's like hunting in a fog."
     Joan shrugged.  "I'm not thrilled, either, but we're stuck with it."
     Ahead of them the young Necromancer stopped, half-turned, and stared into the
darkness.  "What is that?  It's horrible!  It's--"
     The two Moryans peered with her.  Something was there, something very dark--in
all senses of the word--but it wouldn't come into focus.  "What do you see?" Joan
asked quietly.
     "A monster."  The word carried absolute conviction.  "Sort of human in shape,
maybe," Necroma added, "but it's hard to be sure because it's wearing... a cloak of
souls?  An armor of souls?  Something *vile*!"
     "It sounds like the kind of being we've come to hunt," Joan said.  "One of those
who gives necromancy the dark name it now has."
     "You said you were trained to free ghosts that were still anchored in matter,"
Cloudrider said.  "Can you free those?"  He came up beside Necroma and glanced at
her; her face was white as milk or mist, white as... a ghost, maybe.  Some of it
fear, maybe, but mostly horror.  Revulsion.
     "I don't know.  I don't think sending an unquiet spirit on to its second death
is quite the same as this, but," she took a deep breath, "I can try."  She bit her
lip, and the fear in her face grew stronger.  "I have to be closer, though."
     Cloudrider put one arm around her in a quick hug.  "You don't have to be alone,
though, do you?"
     Joan rolled her eyes but kept silent as the two exchanged looks that were
remarkably mushy for such short acquaintance.  It seemed likely that this was going
to cause problems down the road, but there was nothing she could do about it now.
"How much closer?" she asked.

Between Malcorn and Zuwayza:

     It was hard to tell what Wolf was up to, there was chanting, but no words Agro
could understand.  Well, he didn't much want to.  Magical rites, not his kind of
thing at all.  He moved farther along the trail with Math and Redfox until they were
just at the edge of being able to hear Wolf.  Math struck a match--the sulfur reek
was unmistakable--and lit a long splinter of pine, handing it to the Croc to hold
while he put a hurried bandage on Redfox's injuries.  Agro hoped the injuries weren't
serious; Redfox was the only one of this group he connected to at all.  A shaman, a
scholar, no Croc did things like that.  But a hunter he could understand and work
     He glanced over his shoulder at Wolf, or the dark place where Wolf and the
carcase of the bear must be.  There were colors in the darkness, ghostly washes of
colors for which he had no names.  Ghostly.  Ha.  Literally ghostly--Wolf had said
the dead bear had been equiped with a human soul.
     Something howled behind them where Wolf was working with the bear.  The sound
was thin and despairing.  Something else howled ahead, a rich, many-voiced howl that
seemed to reach inside the Croc's brain and waken hungers he had buried.  In shallow
graves, obviously.  To hunt and to kill.
     "The Wild Hunt."  Redfox's voice, near at hand.
     "We're close to one of their real-world anchors," Math said.  "The Silent Place
near Zuwayza."


     "I don't know how much closer," Necroma said.  "I've never done this before.
But I think I have to be close enough to make out the individual... ghosts.  And they
have to stay still, or at least in one spot no bigger than, well, a gravesite.  It
isn't just a couple of words I can shout in passing, you know, it's a whole ritual."
     "Not likely to be of use in this case, then," Joan decided, "unless we can get
the person up ahead to drop his cloak of souls and leave it for us to deal with."
     "Which would present other problems."  It was Cloudrider who spoke, but his
voice was different.
     Necroma frowned at him, uneasy.  It must be the extra soul speaking through him,
but the whole idea of that extra soul seemed parasitic and wrong.  Or at least very
strange.  "You mean because if he dropped the cloak, it would be just to distract us
while he got away?"
     "It--the cloak--might be bait and trap both," Joan said.  "But we still would
have to deal with it."
     "If we could," Cloudrider said.  His own voice, this time.  "A 'cloak of souls'
sounds tricky."
     "He sees us," Joan said, "or sees that someone is here, at least."  Her voice
was very calm.
     Necroma rather resented that calm, even though she knew it was a good thing.
She herself wasn't calm, although she hoped she could maintain a decent self-control
and do her part in whatever happened next.  Ah, that brought up a point....  "What do
we do?"
     "We fight," the other woman said.  She drew her blade, which shimmered like a
dark opal.

Between Malcorn and Zuwayza:

     Wolf rejoined the three gladiators.  He was breathing heavily; Agro was reminded
that for all his normal vigor, Wolf was an old man.  "That was a nasty piece of
work," the shaman muttered.  "How badly is Redfox hurt?"
     "Superficial cuts," Redfox answered.
     Wolf snorted.  "You would say that regardless.  Math, how badly?"
     "It really is superficial," the other human answered.  "But we should clean them
well first chance we get.  A bear's claws are always filthy."
     "True.  Well, if we survive this night, we might have time to stop in Malcorn
tomorrow and have a real doctor take care of things."
     "If we survive the night?" Agro repeated.
     "We have to drive a bargain with the Wild Hunt," Wolf said.  "This will not be
easy or safe."
     "I'm not sure I want to hear the answer to this," Math said, "but... what do we
offer the Wild Hunt in return for their assistance?"

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): HERACLITUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): THE TUSKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 594): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 594): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 588): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 576): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 574): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 565): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 455): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 433): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): 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  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
                       (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
                      (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Since I wasn't left much time and I'm sure if this will even get in, very short and

One little
Two little
Three little Lapurians

Four little
Five little
Six little Lapurians

Seven little
Eight little
Nine little Lapurians

Who gets the Golden Chair?

Hey this is your guys fault for constantly killing all the aimed blows in the arena,
now you're stuck with what you have.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome LAPUR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have I 
fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Woof!  VENUSIANS were a bunch 
of dogs after STREET WALKERS got through with 'em!  4th ain't so sweet as 1st!  Up 'n 
down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, STREET WALKERS' 1st moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well FORCE OF 
NATURE moved up 5, to 2nd.  FAUX TIDES II's walking tall now that they went 4-1-1 
their first time out.  But we know what awaits them soon...  What's with A.A. SHOCK?  
He actually beat WILL DUEL 4 MEAD's MIU, and walked away with 25 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at WILL DUEL 4 MEAD while they watched URD clobber ARONWE.  
She lost 15 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the 
Duelmaster challenged MID EARTH's URAT?  That sort of initiative is how she got where 
she is now.  Try as it might, URAT wasn't good enough at persuading BRICKHOUSE to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  LAPUR thinks MID EARTH 
and their 392-354-15 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The 
bums at WILL DUEL 4 MEAD couldn't face the challenges from MID EARTH!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BONZO!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  GUAT of DEATH MOB knows how 
to pick 'em.  He challenged MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS who is up by 19.  Now 
was this a wise move?  GUAT perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by 
MAD DOG MONTANA and ended up with 39 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  A.A. SHOCK proved too determined for MIU.  MIU was lucky to go 
in the ring, with 9-4-1 to hers credit.  She will be remembered.  Death is no 
stranger to a warrior.  MID EARTH's MYRRH led a good life before leaving LAPUR.  Many 
would be proud to leave behind a 8-4-0.  DYSNOMIA, with hers forgettable 5-10-0,  was 
slain by ICE CRUST in a forgettable match.  VENUSIANS didn't seem to mind very much.  
Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRICKHOUSE 4131              35  11  0   158       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JON 4764                     26  18  3   126       MEN (356)
 REWRITE 2926                 26  14  1   126       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 TURTLE 4974                  15   6  1   115       ESCAPADE (417)
 URD 4987                     15   6  3   107       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-ENYALIUS 4863                15  15  1   105       GODS OF WAR (424)
 URAT 4889                    24   8  1    98       MID EARTH (223)
 CHROME CRIMPER 4296          23  11  0    97       METAL MINCERS (256)
 PLATINUM PEENER 4298         12   8  1    93       METAL MINCERS (256)
 MOSSMAN 5045                 10   5  1    93       CROC FILES (374)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238            10   7  1    92       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054               8   6  1    88       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CELADUS 4948                 15   8  2    87       EQUESTORS (158)
 ARONWE 4883                  19  14  0    85       MID EARTH (223)
 AMIE 4718                    15  34  2    85       CROC FILES (374)
 SOLAR ERUPTION 5031          12   6  2    81       VENUSIANS (321)
 PETUNIA 4837                 19  16  2    75       ESCAPADE (417)
 DAX 5015                      7   8  0    75       DEATH MOB (437)
 WEIPA 4793                   13  20  2    70       CROC FILES (374)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HULIK 4992                   11  10  1    70       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKUMU 4674                   11  12  1    66       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-LEINAD 5139                   6   0  0    61       ELLISHOOD (443)
 MAD DOG MONTANA 4984         12   9  4    59       STREET WALKERS (97)
 RED BULL 5062                 9   4  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SONNY DAZE 5035               8   9  2    51       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         6   2  1    47       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CALLISTO 5036                 9   8  1    46       VENUSIANS (321)
 ANSHIN 4861                   6   1  0    43       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-AKIRE 5141                    5   3  0    43       ELLISHOOD (443)
-HANNICHI 4860                 3   1  1    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LITERNIUS 5049                8   8  1    39       EQUESTORS (158)
 GUAT 5017                     8   7  0    39       DEATH MOB (437)
 HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119          6   1  1    39       ESCAPADE (417)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092         5   2  0    35       METAL MINCERS (256)
 CRAGS 5087                    6   4  0    34       DEATH MOB (437)
 BONZO 5132                    3   1  2    34       ESCAPADE (417)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATHENA 4990                   7   6  0    33       GODS OF WAR (424)
 ICE CRUST 5109                5   3  2    33       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-QETESH 5026                   5   6  2    31       GODS OF WAR (424)
 AVA LANTCH 5030               6  12  0    30       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 DAISY CHAINS 5096             5   5  0    28       STREET WALKERS (97)
 GLAUCO 5102                   4   5  0    26       EQUESTORS (158)
 SEXY CELIA 5134               2   1  0    26       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ATRIA 5101                    4   5  1    25       VENUSIANS (321)
 FHRAIN 5124                   3   0  1    25       MID EARTH (223)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TORCH 5150              2   1  1    21       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 HORN ROCK 5113                4   4  0    20       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-KIKUZO 4913                   4   6  0    18       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ASSYLA 5143                   3   6  0    15       ELLISHOOD (443)
-AMATSURATA 5121               2   4  0    15       GODS OF WAR (424)
 DAX 5147                      1   0  0    15       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154              2   1  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 RAGNAR 5146                   1   0  1    14       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 FIREWALKER 5122               3   4  0    13       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GALEN ELDACAR 5148            1   0  0    13       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 MAD DOG 5125                  3   3  0    12       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-ANDRASTE 5153                 2   0  1    12       GODS OF WAR (424)
 THORNWILD 5144                1   0  0    11       FAUX TIDES II (444)
 ILLYRIA 5149                  2   1  0     8       VENUSIANS (321)
 AUSONIUS 5123                 1   5  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
 AYA 5159                      1   1  0     4       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LUCY 5152                     0   3  0     3       CROC FILES (374)
 CRESCENS 5157                 0   2  0     2       EQUESTORS (158)
 OCCY 5160                     0   2  0     2       CROC FILES (374)
 DALTON CREED 5145             0   1  0     1       FAUX TIDES II (444)
-ELYK II 5136                  0   1  0     1       ELLISHOOD (443)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IRRITATED HOUSEW        0  0 0                      RAGNAR 5146           580  NONE
SINGING WATER 5057      2  8 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   CALLISTO 5036         577   
LUCY 4922              10 13 1 CROC FILES 374       CELADUS 4948          577  REVENGED
SALANTRA 5126           2  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119  578   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THIEF 5162              0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        BLACK ORC             580  NONE
THUG 5161               0  1 0 DEATH MOB 437        SHEWISH GIANT         580  NONE
GRACCHUS 5116           0  5 0 EQUESTORS 158        ANDRASTE 5153         578   
CRATER 5108             2  1 0 ESCAPADE 417         CAIERA 5100           576  REVENGED
CRUNCH II 5155          0  2 0 ESCAPADE 417         SHAMBLING MOUND       580  NONE
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   
MYRRH 5085              8  4 0 MID EARTH 223        AKUMU 4674            580   
JOSIE WAILS 5151        1  2 0 STREET WALKERS 97    FHRAIN 5124           580   
JURASSIC JORDON 5008   10  5 1 STREET WALKERS 97    PETUNIA 4837          576  REVENGED
DYSNOMIA 5050           5 10 0 VENUSIANS 321        ICE CRUST 5109        580   
CAIERA 5100             4  3 2 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 BONZO 5132            578   
MIU 5060                9  4 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 A.A. SHOCK 5054       580   
TOMO 5158               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 BLACK TORCH 5150      579   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A young Necromancer being mentored by Young Joan and Cloudrider?  We believe we
recognize her.  You go, girl! -- Ora (and that worthless Oremaster)

Brick -- Sorry I wasn't around to tussle with you.  I would have liked to have gotten
my hands around those er, a, well.  I was on whaddayacall that?  A sabbatical.  Yeah.
-- Chrome Crimper

Brickhouse -- We salute your continued reign. -- Ora

Aye, that we does. -- Oremaster

Scion -- Theoretically you certainly are spicing up the lower ranks.  You are.  Sugar
and spice and everything nice.... -- Ora

Roadkill -- We may be nipping at your hills, BUT only those behind can perform that
task.  Yu da man! -- Ora

Rewrite -- Hey, sorry to hear you were canned.  You didn't really need that night
job, did you?  Get some sleep.  Fight well in the arena.  Make more money.  Repeat.
Meanwhile, the brewskies are on me. -- Chrome Crimper

Mad Dog Montana -- You looked more like Cute Pup Hawaii. -- Platinum Peener

Hootchy -- Hah, hah.  I got yer kootchy! -- Copper Compacter

Copper Compacter -- Hrrrmmmph!  Ass-whooping Royale...oh well <smile> you're only
undefeated until your first loss, and the upper echelons do teach with greater
alacrity.  Run with it while you got it, Compacter. -- Hootchy Cootcher

All -- I see.  Hat handed to me that time, eh managers?  But I know what I need,
Roll-Up Gods hear my plea. -- Scion

Daisy Chains/Mad Dog Montana -- Funny how that works.  Don't you know I came through
the Dark Arena.  <buffs fingernails>  But then...I got sent to the DA in the first
place.  S'funny. -- Petunia

Sporkis -- Sometimes...cold toast, I like it.  I tell you it don't pay to be the nice
one. -- Scion

Guat -- Survived the Bonzo bombing, did you?  Guess I can't kill em all. -- Bonzo

Urat -- You.  Me thinks our respective managers were a tad on the descripting side
when we were labeled.  Well, your manager fer sure.  Ha! -- Turtle

AA Shock -- Double "A"s get you first in the book.  No, not my book.  I put you in my
book...that's not a good thing. -- Petunia

Scion -- We all go on little sprees now and then.  Some more than others.  I'm just
amazed it's taken your team this long to do it.  Death does always run amok in the
pit of newbie warriors.  Hence the saying that only the strong survive.  Which has
left me down from two to one.  If Aya buds she may have promise.  Still the team is
on short order.  Though I have doubts the recruitment drive will spout anything to
flourishion in a timely fashion.  So if Aya can't find retribution with you, do not
be surprised if one of her sempi come calling there after.  As much as I would
dislike doing so with you, a team has to stick together after all.  So if it comes to
past please do not place any curses on my household.  I get enough of them on a
weekly basis, and my mailbox is full. -- Sporkis

Bonzo -- Lonely way?  What arena are you fighting in?  There's more of us dead
wondering around in Lapur limbo then there are of you living. -- Ghost of Caiera

Amiez -- Uk thatth itz.  Iz can'tz takez anymerrez.  Thith will bez thez firrthtz
rrethtrraining urrderrz thatz ithn'tz againthtz mez. -- Rewritez

Enyalius -- @!%$&*! and the horse you rode in on!  You dam well know what the only
reason you won that fight!  Someone get me a dam drink!  Next time!  NEXT
TIME!...oooooohhh you're going to get it. -- Urd

Sovereign -- After the way that last fight went, along with the previous one.  I get
the feeling that Urd might have just found that one warrior in the arena that will
always have her number.  Everyone has one it's a fact.  Also seeing a epee break a
large shield.  That made me chuckle.  Too bad it didn't help her. :) - Sporkis

Solar Eruption -- New my luck had to run out sooner or later.  Ahhhhh...  Well at
least mead the good to drown my sorrows.  Good fight to you my friend. -- Miu

Crescens -- Wow.  Our first fight for the both of us and it was a doozy.  I think if
you weren't bouncing around like a bunny rabbit trying to play whack a mole, you may
just have won that one.  I'll count my blessings just to be on the safe side. -- Aya

Storm Front -- You just had to kill the good one, didn't you?  That's what I get for
naming it after a already dead warrior. :) -- Sporkis
P.S.  See I told you could squeeze a couple of wins out of it.
P.P.S.  I'm never giving you advice again dam it :) 

So much for my glorious return. -- Tomo-chan, saying goodbye once again

Ava Lantch -- What's a pretty little thing like you doing in a place like this? --
Red Bull, beginning to snort and paw the sands with eagerness

Myrrh -- That's (sniff, sneeze, snort) a really penetrating scent.  It makes my head
ache.  I don't want any more of it. -- Mad Dog

Glauco -- (hesitantly)  Milky?  Sort of damp?  I didn't notice anything like that! --
Firewalker, down to embers today

Ice Crust -- Too much of that stuff around. -- Horn Rock

Kikuzo -- When I looked at our relative experience, I was expecting the worst.  Turns
out, I didn't have enough experience to know what to expect!  My thanks for the
skills. -- Cloudshadow

Brickhouse -- At forty-six fights as of the newsletter in my hands, the Commission
may very well force you out.  I'm not sure where the "sandbagging" limit is
(unfairly) set, but hang in there and you'll hit it! -- Jorja

Daisy Chains -- I was just trying to get the helm off you so I could see your lovely
face. -- Red Bull

Sporkis -- I eagerly await the blood feud for Tomo's death. -- Black Torch

Sporkis -- I welcome an eye for an eye in this. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Horn Rock -- Sorry for the hit below the belt, but Storm Front says with a name like
yours I should try to get out of the fight as quick as possible. -- Ice Crust

Amatsurata -- It is always an honor to stand in the arena with a GoW. -- Sonny Daze

Petunia -- Beat by a small shield, how embarassing.  The outcome may have been
different if you did not know how to parry so well (which I am sure can be said of
nearly all fights). -- A.A. Shock

Red Bull -- You coulda put me out of my misery, Storm Front tells me I am not living
up to my potential. -- Ava Lantch

Brickhouse -- Nah, not a fool.  You have dome something right to have stayed up there
so long...and still not have the requirements to grad....let's see, you have the FE,
the wins, the PP...I guess that leaves the rating....ok, you're almost right, you are
not a fool....just kinda...dim. -- Storm Front

Daisy -- Yeah, that was unfortunate timing on that break.  I think just a couple of
more hits may have done it for me.  Of the fights I have one, which is not many, no
one has gone more than two hits...you took three and were still standing. Of course,
the flip side to that is of the fights I have lost...I have not taken more than two
hits (except the fight with you--does it count if the parries did most of the
damage?) -- Sonny Daze

Horn Rock -- Just to let you know, I reserve the right to steal any names you through
towards my warriors. -- Storm Front, Mgr. Force of Nature

Cloudshadow -- I agree, you do not look like a Golem.  In my experience golems are
normal elemental by nature, you seem more etheral to me. -- Black Torch

Roadkill -- My condolences on the loss of Jordan. The Lapurian Aimed Blow curse
strikes again. -- Visionist

Brickhouse  -- I think you still have a few dents, let's try that again on my terms.
-- Urat

Solar Eruption -- You sure know how to wear a guy out. -- Hulik

Anshin -- Thanks for the work out. -- Myrrh

Josie -- I like the name. -- Fhrain

Brickhouse -- You lucky b#@$%, I hate you. -- Aronwe

Turtle -- Well fought, you have earned my respect. -- Urat

Liternius -- If you wanna match with my rubber duck just let me know. <snicker> --

Mad Dog -- That was an unfair catchup, good luck in the future. -- Myrrh

Sexy Celia -- You must have liked the way I spanked Josie. -- Fhrian

Cardow Hunters -- I am truly sorry about the loss of Singing Waters.  I am not sure
what got into Callisto, I didn't think that she was capable of such a thing.  I hope
that your replacement warrior is blessed. -- Venus

Crunch!! -- Wow, you are a tall fella aren't you, I like that. -- Illyria

Lucy -- I won!  I won!  Er...I mean, I knew I'd win. -- Atria

Mui -- Exhilarating, let us do that again sometime. -- Solar Eruption

Anshin -- I needed some ale after that fight.  Dang I hate it when I exhaust myself.
-- Dysnomia

Firewalker -- I could have put 1160 in front of my name but it doesn't have a nice
ring to it...main belt asteroid that makes a revolution around the sun every 4 years.
It seemed fitting for my style of fighting. :) -- Illyria

Ellishod -- Indeed, welcome to Lapur!  Not that I could properly welcome you,
considering I just arrived myself.  I'm pleased to see a familiar face and I hope my
stable will cross blades with you soon... and of course, any of my *arch* enemies.
We have to keep the shennanigans down around here. -- Gavin Rule

All -- Greetings to everyone!  I would have done so earlier, but I had a heck of a
time trying to get into the managers' tent, especially during happy hour...dumb
guards.  Anyway, I took someone's advice and decided to diversify, so now you have to
deal with *two* Faux Tides!  Well, there's only *one* here.  They are swash buckling
crew, prideful and eager.  I was hoping, if they aren't s good as they say they are,
please teach them some humility so I can lower their wages...  that one has a mean
bargaining game. -- Gavin Rule, mgr. Faux Tides II

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRUNCH II was butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THIEF was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
THUG was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
HAPPYTIME HARRY was murdered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AYA was devastated by BONZO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
BRICKHOUSE outwaited URAT in a slow 8 minute expert's Challenge Title brawl.
PLATINUM PEENER devastated AMIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
WEIPA was viciously subdued by CELADUS in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
URD vanquished ARONWE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DAX won victory over PETUNIA in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CRAGS was overpowered by RED BULL in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
GUAT was defeated by MAD DOG MONTANA in a 3 minute Challenge match.
SONNY DAZE savagely defeated COPPER COMPACTER in a 9 minute Challenge competition.
MIU was murdered by A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
AKUMU easily killed MYRRH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
AVA LANTCH was viciously subdued by HOOTCHY COOCHER in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
ICE CRUST slaughtered DYSNOMIA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LUCY was devastated by GLAUCO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
OCCY was overpowered by HORN ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
JON beat SOLAR ERUPTION in a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
CHROME CRIMPER was viciously subdued by TURTLE in a 10 minute master's competition.
REWRITE vanquished MOSSMAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
HULIK handily defeated CALLISTO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANSHIN unbelievably bested LITERNIUS in a exciting 5 minute gory bout.
DAISY CHAINS defeated FIREWALKER in a 2 minute duel.
AUSONIUS was overpowered by BLACK TORCH in a 1 minute gory uneven fight.
FHRAIN assassinated JOSIE WAILS in a 1 minute uneven match.
MAD DOG was overpowered by SEXY CELIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ATRIA narrowly defeated CLOUDSHADOW in a 3 minute fray.
ILLYRIA luckily beat DALTON CREED in a 6 minute brutal beginner's competition.
CRESCENS was overpowered by THORNWILD in a 2 minute uneven fight.
GALEN ELDACAR handily defeated IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DAX subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
RAGNAR executed IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  17 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         PARRY-STRIKE      24 -  18 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  36 -  6      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   38 -  34 -  5      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     47 -  45 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  39 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  62 -  7      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        12 -  22 -  1      35  |

Turn 580 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRICKHOUSE 4131            35  11  0  158 STREET WALKERS (97)
WALL OF STEEL    JON 4764                   26  18  3  126 MEN (356)
PARRY-STRIKE     TURTLE 4974                15   6  1  115 ESCAPADE (417)
SLASHING ATTACK  URD 4987                   15   6  3  107 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
LUNGING ATTACK   PLATINUM PEENER 4298       12   8  1   93 METAL MINCERS (256)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOSSMAN 5045               10   5  1   93 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   A.A. SHOCK 5054             8   6  1   88 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
AIMED BLOW       MAD DOG MONTANA 4984       12   9  4   59 STREET WALKERS (97)
PARRY-LUNGE      CALLISTO 5036               9   8  1   46 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 
SONNY DAZE 5035.  The ten other most popular fighters were TURTLE 4974, LITERNIUS 
5049, CELADUS 4948, MAD DOG MONTANA 4984, HOOTCHY COOCHER 5119, JON 4764, URD 4987, 
DAX 5015, ATRIA 5101, and DALTON CREED 5145.

The least popular fighter this week was BRICKHOUSE 4131.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were URAT 4889, ILLYRIA 5149, COPPER COMPACTER 5092, MAD DOG 5125, JOSIE 
WAILS 5151, AUSONIUS 5123, CALLISTO 5036, OCCY 5160, LUCY 5152, and DYSNOMIA 5050.