Date   : 04/08/2009    Duedate: 04/21/2009


DM-29    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-5096) [17-13-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(29-5096) [17-13-0,115]        (29-528) [2-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      VON GROV
EQUESTORS (158)                TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
(29-5049) [17-22-1,92]         (29-3337) [12-12-0,61]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             56
2. STREET WALKERS (97)         48      BOHICA (449)
3. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        19      Unchartered Team
4. WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)      18
5. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       12      FLESH MONGRELS (76)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GIRLS X 3 (413)            1   0  0  100   1/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      11  4 0
 2- 2*WRETCHED HORDE (453)       3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   11  4 0
 3/ 3 BOHICA (449)              47  30  0 61.0   3/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 4/ 5 METAL MINCERS (256)      563 375 12 60.0   4/ 3 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     7  8 1
 5/ 6 STREET WALKERS (97)      545 366 45 59.8   5/ 6 CLAN CROW (456)           6  7 0
 6/ 7 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   156 110 18 58.6   6/ 9 X-MEN (78)                6  9 0
 7/ 8 BLACK KELTS (233)        220 187  8 54.1   7/14 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 0
 8/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          449 411 19 52.2   8/10 MID EARTH (223)           6  9 0
 9/10 EQUESTORS (158)          727 768 51 48.6   9/ 8 VENUSIANS (321)           6  9 0
10-12 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    14  15  1 48.3  10/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)         5 10 0
11/13 VENUSIANS (321)          291 320 15 47.6  11/11 METAL MINCERS (256)       4  4 0
12/ 0*FLESH MONGRELS (76)        7   8  0 46.7  12/ 2 BOHICA (449)              4  7 0
13/14 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    319 373 24 46.1  13-13 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    3  4 0
14/15 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     476 557 10 46.1  14/ 0 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      2  3 0
15/ 0 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     117 152  7 43.5  15-17*GIRLS X 3 (413)           1  0 0
16/16 CLAN CROW (456)           19  25  1 43.2  16-15*WRETCHED HORDE (453)      1  0 0
17/17 X-MEN (78)                56  80  9 41.2  17/ 0*FLESH MONGRELS (76)       0  1 0
18-18 2008 (450)                15  25  1 37.5  18-18 2008 (450)                0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-19*GRAVE DANCERS (458)        0   1  0  0.0  19-19*GRAVE DANCERS (458)       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

Snort, shake dip his head down into the trough again.  Flick, flick flick the itch on
his hind quarters.  Shake his head, sniff the breeze, stomp his fore leg.  Whinny and
charge off into the herd.

     The Market Square was a bustle of activity.  Workers were cutting lumber
measuring and installing door frames, awnings, signs and racks for the buildings for
lease in the Market Square.  In the Market Square a circular building rose up.
Attached to the circular building was Arthor's Smithy where the constant traffic of
work man getting different pieces of metal for different projects flowed.  The Smith
himself directing the plethora of assistants with a firm hand even though it was
obvious that this was his personal shop not one used to all this extra labor.  The
odor of the lunch feast was coming from Luca's Kitchen.  Purple Sage sat on his tower
covered along its waist high wall with flag poles of varying colored flags from all
over Alastaria with his manager Tiffinal awaiting the noon meal.
     "Ah the bustle of activity so much better than living from place to place in
search of knowledge.  I fear though that my presence here though now established will
be only a temporary respite from the greater work.  I will need to talk to Visionist
about our project.  It has been much too long and we are close." said Purple Sage as
he sipped a brown liquid from a clear upside down bell shaped glass.
     "Master.  May I..." started Tiffinal as he was interrupted by Purple Sage.
     "My dear friend please these people will not understand you calling me master.
We are brothers not superior to lesser." said Purple Sage with a smile.
     "I understand master but they need to question my manor and they will
understand.  Master may I ask if you are pleased with your team." said Tiffinal with
a searching look trying to find the truth behind the blue eyed Sage.
     "My dear friend I am most pleased though where did you find the two new
recruits." Said Purple Sage beaming.
     "Well Sir, I have been busy." Said Tiffinal Smiling.  "Remember Fattened Calf."
continued Tiffinal.
     "Yes," Replied the Purple Sage smiling.
     "Well I have spoken to a few friends I have met along the way and they have
volunteered to join the team.  I preformed the necessary procedures to cause the
transformations drawing on the well of power that we have built here in Lapur." Said
Tiffinal as he remembered like it was happening right now down in his work shop.

     His work room a large 20 meter by 20 meter room with one visible door deep in
the heart of the Black Kelts' compound.  Not the Market Square that all of Lapur see
but the separated area which once the ramps go down will only be reachable through
the tower and specifically through the hidden entrance in Arthur's Smithy.  Shelves
covered all the walls with Books and plants of every color growing in the bright
magical light that flooded the room.  The walls and ceiling where they were exposed
showed veins of color traversing all through the rock like faces and there at
irregular intervals glass jars with what seemed like an undying flame burned bringing
light strong as day light to the room.  Water cans and sacks of dirt littered the
floor in every corner.  The center of the room was over powered by some strange
design which seemed both carved and inlaid into the rock.  Spiraling off the design
traces of the same veins intersected to the walls and throughout the material that
the Black Kelts' Home was built from.  So well did Tiffinal know of the labor of love
that Purple Sage had designed and that Gias Baer, Quiflex and himself had built.
     A frown crossed Tiffinal's face as he missed his friends off on missions of
their own.  And yet another furrow crossed his brow as he thought of the annoying
politicians that once held Lapur under their iron grip which caused the delay in the
Purple Sage's plan.
     For a moment the air around Tiffinal seemed to crackle with power as he
carefully controlled his anger at the folly that had once been.  Tiffinal sat in his
chair talking to the table.  Well not the table but a little red squirrel that sat
there eating nuts.  "Now Smell Good are you sure this is what you want to do.  You
will have your memories what they are but you will be reborn in this new form."
     The squirrel chittered away as Tiffinal seemed to understand every emotion it
     "Yes, yes you will not want for food or shelter.  Yes, yes plenty of nuts.  You
must know this change can only be undone by myself and it will not be a return to who
you are but again a rebirth of the spark of your existence into the form you choose.
I know you are doing this for my need and appreciate your allowing me to do this for
you." said Tiffinal as the Squirrel chattered away.  Tiffinal then looked down to the
lump of fur and leathery tail on the floor and said. "I know she has not let you get
a word in edge wise Beaver Cleaver." Said Tiffinal to the large Female Beaver on the
     The Beaver began to chatter away as well.
     "Yes, Yes," said Tiffinal, "we will begin soon," as he rose from the chair to
begin carefully checking some of the vials and herbs he had on his desk.  "Thank
goodness for the Visionist and his seemingly unlimited supply of key ingredients."
Tiffinal a poor alchemist and a fair herbalist could not fathom the breath of
knowledge that the Visionist must actually contain in his humble demeanor.  He liked
the Arena manager who had many similarities that they could talk of.  Over the years
Tiffinal appreciated the support of The Visionist while Purple Sage was on his
     He continued to muse as he mixed certain herbs in varying bowls.  He had bowls
of gold, copper, tin, lead, bronze, glass and many other materials and combinations.
He began to go to the shelves to retrieve varying apparatuses to place at different
points in the design.  He placed chimes at distinctive points within the open room.
He withdrew an intricate inlaid wood box of some serious weight from one of the
shelves.  Within where some of the most beautiful bells on the face of Alastaria.
Once all was in the ready Tiffinal once again returned to his charges.  "Okay, Smell
Good, you first for the mass conversion will be greatest for you and will require
much life be pulled to this spot."  Tiffinal reached out to the cute squirrel and
allowed the squirrel while chittering away to climb upon his shoulder.  He walked
around the room ringing a bell and placing it magically into the air as though held
there by an unseen force.
     Twenty-one bells ranged all around the room at varying heights and varying
angles as he was done.  Perhaps a master at billiards could conceive of the
interconnection between each of the points but it was a formula known only to some of
the most powerful Mages of Polymorph.  Not a simple shape shifting from one form to
another within the rigid structures available but a true polymorph.  A change from
one life form to another.
     Tiffinal set water in some of the apparatuses and fire in others.  The chimes
began to tingle as a wind slowly seemed to course through the enclosed room.  The
smell of burning herbs began to mingle in the room and colors of many hue cascaded
around the room layering but not mixing to form a three dimensional rainbow.
     Tiffinal began to call on the stored power of the complex that the Black Kelts
had constructed.  The marvels of the trapped lighting that Quiflex had created
through out the design of all the structures within the whole of the Black Kelts'
buildings and the market Square.  Anyone looking closely at the market square might
see underneath the fresh paint a slight glow to the veins of color that ran through
its marble like surface.  The design on the floor began to shimmer and fold like a
living dragon curled within the stone.
     Tiffinal reached up and placed the squirrel Smell Good upon the floor at a
distant curl from the center of the design.  The squirrel began to move along the
veins of power towards the center as though following a maze.  As the squirrel moved
from one ebbs of magical current to the next it seemed to gain mass.  Growing larger
and larger and no longer quite a squirrel but a dog walking or a bear.  Temporarily
coursing through a myriad of forms till reaching the center where it stood human like
but not human.
     The swirling mists, the sounds, the wind, the colors all seemed to be pulled to
the center as Tiffinal beaconed the figure to move.  The figure began to move forth
from the center pulling all the essences into itself as it followed another path out
of the maze inlaid into the floor.  As the figure crossed each section of the maze
features where more confirmed.  Slowly a moderately attractive Harkeny women clothed
only in shimmering light and smoke reached the edge of the design.  Her Auburn hair
and brown eyes radiating curiosity at her new surroundings from a different
perspective.  "Smell good please come over here and let me place you in this chair,"
said Tiffinal to this reborn person.  Tiffinal escorted the young Lady to a sea foam
colored cushion of an ebony claw foot chair and helped her sit.
     He then went to the beaver sitting beside his desk.  "Your turn," said Tiffinal
to Beaver Cleaver as he lead the beaver to a swirl of glowing inlaid power within the
     The beaver went through the same dance and progression as had the squirrel
coming out in another spot as a stocky Harkeny woman of average appearance and high
charisma.  Her brown hair and eyes seemed to match her somewhat hairy skin.  Not
unsightly but an even coat like many Harkeny.  Tiffinal also led her to a matching
chair one of 8 in the room.
     "Now let us begin," as Tiffinal began to instruct his new charges.  Many hours
later he led them from the room through what appeared to be a Huge normal looking
door on one side and the back of a stall on the other.  Then out a door way into the
pasture.  He lead the two new warriors into the other door which held the true living
working and everything else of the Black Kelts.  Down a five foot stair well to a
hall of rooms somewhere now in the depths of the building where large five meter by
five meter dorm rooms for the warriors of Black Kelts.
     "As new arrivals you will be cramped into one room for now."
     Both ladies seemed pleased at the idea of having a room mate as they went into
their Spartan rooms to the bunk bed in the room to sleep.  Tiffinal beamed with
happiness as he saw them embrace the comfort of their new life.

"Food for Thought Builds better brains" 

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #33 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "It is these weasels from the Silent Place who have disturbed the balances,"
Arhazul said after a moment's thought.  "AND one of theirs who set you astray in
search of me and mine.  So.  They must be--"
     "We were told that there were out-of-control necromancers involved in this,"
Blackwind said.  He edged close enough to free Redfox's hands.
     "No doubt.  Humans will always meddle, it's what you do, is it not?  Even now,
you are meddling with ME.  But it is those eaters of souls at the Silent Place who
are MY concern, and if you would ever return to your own world, you will aid me as I
demand in dealing with MY enemies."
     "I guess we don't have much choice," Blackwind said again.  "Except... we won't
do anything that is going to mess up OUR world, you know."
     Arhazul waved what must be a hand, though the fingers were too long and thin and
it had claws instead of nails, still, more a hand than a paw.  Better not get in the
habit of thinking of this entity as an animal.  "That is understood.  We each have
our own agenda, that is the human phrase, is it not?  And we will each attempt to get
the best balance for our own purposes.  A struggle, but with rules.  It will be
     "Certainly.  To be what you call a 'demon' and live here doing what is
available, it becomes boring after a few eons.  A new activity is always welcome.
But come, we must begin."  It paused, clicking its clawed digits against each other.
After a moment, it said, "Yes, first--Chorzelan.  It will be a journey, I do not
consider it a long one.  You must be alert, there are dangers--for me as well as for
you."  The fangs flashed in something that might have been a grin.  "And if anything
happens to me, you will never get out of this world, nor will you long escape others
who might not have my scruples.  Therefore think with care before you consider
betraying me."
     "We've said we'd work with you," Blackwind answered sharply.  "That counts as an
oath in my book, and we aren't traitors."

     The half hour till moonrise seemed one of the longest Math op Owain had ever
experienced, and at the same time, one of the shortest.  No one spoke.  Once the
horses were saddled, they simply stood, each by his own mount, waiting for moonrise.
It was overcast, at least, Math could see no stars.  How would they even know when
the moon rose?  He opened his mouth to ask, looked around at his companions in the
light of the single candle, and changed his mind.  Lord Malcorn, Uncle Wolf, the Dark
Stranger--not people he wanted to question.  What was he, an ordinary human
gladiator, no longer young, doing in the company of these... powers?  He would be
glad to get out of this, go home, forget the whole business.  His feet were cold
clear up to his armpits.  But he didn't think he could find the way back from here,
and with strange beasts howling in the woods, he wasn't going to wander off on his
     And then the moon rose.
     Math couldn't see the moon, but light shot into the mausoleum from somewhere,
and Lord Malcorn was chanting words of power, and the inner door opened with a sound
of stone grinding on stone.
     Malcorn stepped through the doorway, leading his horse.  The Dark Stranger
hesitated, and Uncle Wolf crowded against him, forcing him to enter next.  Then the
shaman.  And Math wasn't going to stay here by himself.  He grabbed his horse's
bridle as much for the comfort of its large, warm presence as to make sure it came
along, and walked toward the inner door.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 615): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 478): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 615): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 597): STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 478): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Lapur,

Sorry about missing last turn's column, and while I'd like to say I'm going make up
for it this turn but that's not going to happen.  I have to hurry before Roadkill
notices that I'm late for training.

I know this will come as a shock, but he can be a little irrational at times,
patience is not one of his strong points (but you didn't hear me say that).

I made no challenges again this turn, so whoever wants a shot at the title, go for
it, since there are only 3 in the challenger champions.

Red Bull -- Will probably win if he challenges, I'm short, he's got wings, don't
think I could reach him, so I'd have to try and wait him out.

Need Salt -- I'm watching my figure, so salt is out of the question, got any "I can't
believe its not butter"?

Callisto -- My personal favorite since she's been kind enough to teach me so well the
last couple fights.  She's been one shot away each time, I think she's due this time.

Ta-ta for now,

Duelmistress Daisy Chains

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LAPUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  EQUESTORS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 7 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 7th place.  Good work, guys!  The STREET WALKERS 
guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, GLAUCO fought ELVIRA MADIGAN and 
gained 22 points and contributed to EQUESTORS' 4-1-0.  ELVIRA MADIGAN has lost to 
GLAUCO, falling 57 points, while helping make TRAIL OF TEARS a 2-3-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and DAISY CHAINS remains LAPUR's top 
warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Burning Tree uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about 
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  METAL MINCERS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were LAPUR's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided METAL MINCERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was BLACK KELTS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLACK 
KELTS' warrior RED SQUIRREL.  More fighters challenged her than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), A.A. 
SHOCK challenged RED BULL today, facing a 31 difference in recognition.  Even though 
A.A. SHOCK lost the fight, he at least came away with a gain of 74 points for 
challenging on of CARDOW HUNTERS.  STARRY NITE from FORCE OF NATURE took a risk this 
turn by bravely challenging up 26 points in a challenge against FELICIA.  Well, 
STARRY NITE was bested by FELICIA, but STARRY NITE gained 1 in recognition for hers 
efforts.  Thank goodness for small favors.  LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD had better have 
a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought 
LIME showed great skill and promise when she beat COPPER COMPACTER.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAISY CHAINS 5096            17  13  0   115       STREET WALKERS (97)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED BULL 5062                24  12  0   108       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GLAUCO 5102                  18  14  1    95       EQUESTORS (158)
-NEEDS SALT 5206              10   2  0    95       BOHICA (449)
 ATRIA 5101                   18  14  1    93       VENUSIANS (321)
 LITERNIUS 5049               17  22  1    92       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIME 5178                    11   3  0    92       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLISTO 5036                19  21  2    86       VENUSIANS (321)
 FELICIA 1693                 10   3  1    86       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366          13   8  1    83       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 MAD DOG 5125                 16  13  0    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205        12   6  0    76       BOHICA (449)
 COLOSSUS 556                 16  21  4    75       X-MEN (78)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              15  22  3    74       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-SHE DAISY 4774                7   2  0    71       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 15  11  0    69       VENUSIANS (321)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        14  12  0    67       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YURI 5188                     9   4  2    65       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         7   2  1    65       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VON GROV 3337                12  12  0    61       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 ICE SHARD 5191               11  10  1    60       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-RED HOT CHILI 5202            8   4  0    60       BOHICA (449)
 STARRY NITE 5186             14   8  0    59       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             16  10  0    58       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HORN ROCK 5113               13  18  0    57       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           6   3  0    57       CLAN CROW (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            12  11  0    55       BLACK KELTS (233)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            7   2  0    48       STREET WALKERS (97)
-MEAT POPSICLE 5309            4   4  0    47       BOHICA (449)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               8   7  0    46       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUNA 5179                     8   6  0    45       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 HIMEKO 5247                   5   3  0    44       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               4  10  0    44       X-MEN (78)
-WEXLE 5256                    3   1  0    41       WRETCHED HORDE (453)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268                9   4  0    40       EQUESTORS (158)
-LUCKY EIREANN 5285            5   3  1    37       CLAN CROW (456)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            5   2  0    37       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUHAR 5244                    9   7  2    36       MID EARTH (223)
 GILAN 5242                    8   8  1    34       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAMANDER 4165               3   3  0    33       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-GRACE ROGERS 4768             3   3  0    31       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 REVY 5344                     3   0  0    30       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          4   5  0    29       VENUSIANS (321)
 RAW 4173                      4   1  0    28       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 BISHOP 5300                   4   6  1    24       X-MEN (78)
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             2   0  0    24       BLACK KELTS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE ROBE 3421               3   3  2    22       BLACK KELTS (233)
 ALHENA 5291                   2   9  0    21       VENUSIANS (321)
-MELISSA RIDDLE 4758           1   0  0    21       GIRLS X 3 (413)
-ANDROPIA 529                  2   1  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 KNIGHT OF PAIN 528            2   2  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-SILVER SAW 5287               4   4  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            3   1  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-MIRANDA LAMBERT 4771          4   4  1    17       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          4   4  0    16       CLAN CROW (456)
 JAILYN 5354                   2   0  0    16       MID EARTH (223)
 WATERSTONE 5317               4   2  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SIN DARELLA 5349              1   1  0    15       STREET WALKERS (97)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              1   2  0    13       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINKY 5348                    1   1  0    13       STREET WALKERS (97)
 MISTY WATERS 5313             2   5  0    11       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-YONKA THE SANE 530            1   2  0    11       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-STRYLOKK 531                  2   1  0    10       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 JULIANUS 5321                 2   3  0     9       EQUESTORS (158)
 BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787           1   2  0     9       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 MOJO 5340                     2   1  0     7       X-MEN (78)
 FAYLIN O'COMMA 5322           1   4  0     7       CLAN CROW (456)
-NECROSHADE 5331               0   1  0     7       GRAVE DANCERS (458)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              1   2  0     6       BLACK KELTS (233)
-SON OF FATE 532               0   2  0     6       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 RINDEL 5346                   1   2  0     5       MID EARTH (223)
 RED SQUIRREL 5357             1   1  0     4       BLACK KELTS (233)
-JORDAN LADD 4770              0   1  0     1       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PUFFY SCRUFF 5337       1  2 0 BOHICA 449           A.A. SHOCK 5054       602   
SCRUFFY PUFF 5207       9  4 0 BOHICA 449           A.A. SHOCK 5054       599  REVENGED
CROW TURD 5350          0  1 0 CLAN CROW 456        STONE GOLEM           603  NONE
MALAIN 5319             1  1 0 MID EARTH 223        LUCKY EIREANN 5285    599  NOT REVENGED
RUG 449 5360            0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        BLACK ORC             603  NONE
KANA 5339               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 WHITE ROBE 3421       600  JUST REVENGED
KUAN-YIN XORN 5312      1  6 0 X-MEN 78             DARK CHAMPION         603  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Daisy Chains -- Congratulations on your Title. -- Ora et al

Colossus -- Nyah, nyah.  I got it.  I keep it, Bub. -- Copper Compacter

Needs Salt of Bohica -- You needed me THAT bad?  You wanted me THAT bad?  Nice
downchallenge, Bohica.  That's the "Bend Over Here It Comes Again" 20 Point
Downwhopper!  Nice.  Why didn't I think of that. -- Copper Compacter (feeling

Luna -- I challenged and you impressed.  Well done. -- Silver Saw

Rindel -- How on earth, mid-earth included, did I hold on THAT long!  Wow!  And, yes,
I'm avoiding. -- Iron Impacter

Me borgs bea suffern now.  Aye.  Must be Ora's teachin's, eh?  Aye. -- Oremaster

Oremaster -- You can stop sitting your guys out now.  We have three turns in and are
prepared for battle. -- Purple Sage

All -- Lapur seems to be growing every turn.  I feel this portends great things to
come.  I appreciate the fine welcome back I have been given. -- Purple Sage

ILLYRIA -- Good fight.  I think that could have gone either way.  Once again I would
appreciate a return on the learning. -- John Courage.

FYRE RAYNES -- I hear Signer has openings for sewing accouterments. -- SONTE HINGE

NAILIN' PALIN -- Mm got one thing to say.  Darn darn darn. -- White Robe

     That was three things. -- Chetam, arena odd-job man and counter of things

IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE -- Now I see why you work for the Arena.  You're Irritating.  --

DINKY -- I told you don't make fun of Hazel Nuts. -- RED SQUIRREL
("Food for Thought Builds better brains")

Callisto -- I was expecting to get matched-up against you, but I do aprreciate the
skills (again). -- Daisy Chains

Liternius -- When you hit me in the head, I kinda lost my temper, sorry about that.
-- Felicia

Wipe Robe -- Doing the happy dance, doing the happy dance.... -- Nailin' Palin

Purple Sage -- "The Rat"???  Oh yeah I remember that place now.  That place went
under when I left back in the early 90s, maybe it's time to start anew. -- Roadkill

Will Duel 4 Mead -- Nice point gain, doubling up second place. -- Roadkill

Scruffy -- Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but it looks as though
AA Shock does.  I'm not sure what to call you now that you lost both namesakes,
Scruffy Puff...dead, Puffy Scruff...dead, with challenges like that I'm just going to
start calling you Scrappy Doo.  I can remember that monikor, I think. -- Roadkill

VV -- Concaine Katie...the memories....  Long story short, she went into re-hab,
ended up born again, joined some kind of cult, drank some kool-aid, and we haven't
heard from her since. -- Roadkill 

Dark Uncle -- Don't hate the player, hate the game. -- Nailin' Palin

Good Luck to all in the upcoming tourney. -- Roadkill and the Street Walkers

Red Bull -- I refused to believe the result of our first fight so I had to try again.
That's more like it! -- Cuddles

Tiffinal -- Take caution in your tone when you speak to us or I'll pull down your
loin cloth, bend you over my knee, and spank you like the bad red-headed circus
monkey you are. -- Scruffy, Bohica

John Coward -- If Hades freezes over and you're actually ranked above me at some
point in your miserable existence, you have an open invitation to down challenge me.
-- Red HOT Chili

White Robe -- So when ye get up here ta me (or me end up down ta you) does that mean
ye gunnae fight me in ye bathrobe?  Danae know if me can fight a lad in his bathrobe.
Me might feel a wee bit uncomfortable. -- Smack

White Robe -- Unlike me team mate Smack, me rather like me men in da bathrobe.  It
let's a lassy like me ta see how much of a lad me dealin with and if necessary what
me have ta aim at. -- Faylin O'comma

I be spending a lot of time on me back lately.  A wee bit O' good news is me keep
getting up ta walk away.  Bad news is it be hard to get da sand out of me crevasses.
-- Lucky

Black Kelts?  Are ye sure it shouldnae be black kilts?  Or maybe black skirts since
real men wear kilts. --  Owsly (never bitter just always wonderin)

Gilan -- Didnae me to wallop you sa hard.  Wanna have a pint?  It be on me since I be
gettin the coin from that one. -- Smack

Cuddle Me Tender -- Oh, I will, believe me!  It will be a pleasure. -- Red Bull

Kuan-Yin Xorn -- That's almost freakish.  Not your fault, of course, managers are
weird.  Everyone knows that. -- Waterstone

Atria -- Aw, you laughed.  I had hopes, but I don't really do "funny" well.  I'm
trying to learn, just for you. -- Mad Dog
P.S.  And listen, anyone gives you any trouble, you just tell me.  I'll take care of

She Daisy -- Really?  I had an idea that daisies were hermaphroditic. -- Cloudshadow

Starry Nite -- Listen, next time be somebody ELSE's idea of a starry night.  All that
whirling made me sooo dizzy.  It's no wonder Van Go, no doubt a crazy Fratsfan to
begin with, cut off his own ear.  He was probably just trying to shave and missed
through being so dizzy. -- Horn Rock

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KUAN-YIN XORN was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUG 449 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena duel.
CROW TURD was killed by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
YURI devastated WHITE ROBE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
CUDDLE ME TENDER was bested by LITERNIUS in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
A.A. SHOCK was vanquished by RED BULL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIME handily defeated COPPER COMPACTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STARRY NITE was viciously subdued by FELICIA in a 12 minute Challenge duel.
SMACK O'MALLEY defeated HIMEKO in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
NAILIN' PALIN savagely defeated JOHN COURAGE in a tiresome 9 minute Challenge fight.
IRON IMPACTER overpowered DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SONTE HINGE was devastated by REVY in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge conflict.
BROWN BEAVER demolished MISTY WATERS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SIN DARELLA handily defeated RED SQUIRREL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
DAISY CHAINS vanquished CALLISTO in a 1 minute mismatched Title bout.
ELVIRA MADIGAN lost to GLAUCO in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fray.
ATRIA devastated CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
COLOSSUS was overpowered by MAD DOG in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.
ICE SHARD savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. amateur fight.
VON GROV was defeated by ILLYRIA in a popular 4 minute veteran's duel.
BISHOP was handily defeated by VINDOCOMUS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HORN ROCK bested SALAMANDER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LUHAR was defeated by DARK UNCLE in a 2 minute fight.
LUNA viciously subdued SOLAR RADIATION in a 2 minute gory match.
GILAN won victory over KNIGHT OF PAIN in a dull 4 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
ENCOLPIUS vanquished ALHENA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
WATERSTONE slimly lost to RAW in a 2 minute bloody bout.
BOOKABOUTBIRDS unbelievably bested RINDEL in a slow 7 minute novice's bout.
JULIANUS was unbelievably bested by FYRE RAYNES in a exciting 4 minute novice's fray.
FAYLIN O'COMMA was overpowered by JAILYN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOJO was savagely defeated by DINKY in a monotonous 12 minute bloody beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  13 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        47 -  31 -  4      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  17 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  29 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  40 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    52 -  66 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  22 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   42 -  68 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 603 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DAISY CHAINS 5096          17  13  0  115 STREET WALKERS (97)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED BULL 5062              24  12  0  108 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAUCO 5102                18  14  1   95 EQUESTORS (158)
AIMED BLOW       LIME 5178                  11   3  0   92 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
TOTAL PARRY      FELICIA 1693               10   3  1   86 STREET WALKERS (97)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               16  13  0   77 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
PARRY-LUNGE      CUDDLE ME TENDER 5205      12   6  0   76 BOHICA (449)
PARRY-STRIKE     ICE SHARD 5191             11  10  1   60 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENCOLPIUS 5268              9   4  0   40 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LITERNIUS 5049.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VON GROV 3337.  The ten other most popular fighters were JULIANUS 5321, CROW TURD 
MADIGAN 3366, ICE SHARD 5191, ILLYRIA 5149, and LUNA 5179.

The least popular fighter this week was MOJO 5340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DINKY 5348, STARRY NITE 5186, NAILIN' PALIN 5302, FELICIA 1693, 
5291, and GILAN 5242.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: