Date   : 04/22/2009    Duedate: 05/05/2009


DM-29    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-3366) [14-8-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAIL OF TEARS (229)           ZODIAC (459)
(29-3366) [14-8-1,108]         (29-5364) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITERNIUS                      YURI
EQUESTORS (158)                WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
(29-5049) [17-23-1,89]         (29-5188) [9-5-2,56]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZODIAC (459)                40
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         32      BOHICA (449)
3. MID EARTH (223)             31      Unchartered Team
4. BOHICA (449)                27
5. X-MEN (78)                  24      ZODIAC (459)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 BOHICA (449)              49  31  0 61.3   1/ 2 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   10  4 0
 2/ 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      567 376 12 60.1   2/ 1 STREET WALKERS (97)      10  5 1
 3/ 0*ZODIAC (459)               3   2  0 60.0   3/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 1
 4/ 5 STREET WALKERS (97)      547 369 46 59.7   4/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 5/ 6 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   158 112 18 58.5   5/ 8 MID EARTH (223)           7  8 1
 6/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)        220 192  8 53.4   6/ 9 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 0
 7/ 8 MID EARTH (223)          452 413 20 52.3   7/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      7  8 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          730 770 51 48.7   8/11 METAL MINCERS (256)       6  4 0
 9-10 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    14  15  1 48.3   9/ 5 CLAN CROW (456)           6  7 0
10/11 VENUSIANS (321)          294 322 15 47.7  10/ 6 X-MEN (78)                5 10 0
11-12*FLESH MONGRELS (76)        7   8  0 46.7  11/12 BOHICA (449)              4  5 0
12/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    322 375 24 46.2  12/14 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      4  6 0
13/14 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     478 560 10 46.1  13/10 BLACK KELTS (233)         4 11 0
14/15 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     119 155  7 43.4  14/ 0*ZODIAC (459)              3  2 0
15/16 CLAN CROW (456)           21  28  1 42.9  15-13 COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)    2  1 0
16/17 X-MEN (78)                58  83  9 41.1  16-17*FLESH MONGRELS (76)       0  1 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
17-18 2008 (450)                15  25  1 37.5  17-18 2008 (450)                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

Lapurian Awards vote for Sporkis, if it's not too late that is.

Best Duelmaster -- Brickhouse (she took Duelmaster for most of 2008 much like a
     certain body part of hers)
Worst Duelmaster -- Brickhouse (same reason)
Favorite Manager or Team -- Force of Nature
Most Disliked Manager or Team -- None (I don't dislike anyone...yet)
Most Avoided Team -- None
Most Challenged Team -- Anyone who's ranked above me. lol
Best Team Name -- None
Worst Team Name -- A-Dawg's Squad 
Best Warrior Name -- Scruffy Puff (Makes me want to bring back Fluffy)
Worst Warrior Name -- Tina Colada (We expect better from you, Roadkill)
Best Personals Writer -- None (I can't get past my own arrogance to vote for anyone
     else :))
Best Spotlight Writer -- Uncle Wolf
The Marcus Award (The old fart warrior everyone wants or wanted outta here) -- Amie
     (when you lose to Rewrite as many times and she did you deserve it. :))
Ahringol's Apprentice Award -- Escapade
Style Masters 
AB -- Mad Dog Montana (It's a gimmie.  Only AB to survive Lapur in years.  It
     should give her the award for the next three)
PL -- None
PR -- None
PS -- Turtle
LU -- Fhrain
SL -- Aronwe
ST -- Mossman
TP -- Brickhouse
WS -- Solar Eruption
The Bonnie Award --  I have to give it to Solar Eruption.  For especially a Waste she
     was nasty.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #34 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The full moon made a path of silver light through the tomb, but beyond the inner
door there was darkness.  Math stared at it for a long moment, then made the last
step, the one that would take him through.  It was like pushing through a curtain, or
a soft wall.  He felt it clinging to his face and hands, blocking his breath, and it
was like thick syrup so that he moved as through deep water.  The taste of it was
fear, and it was cold as death.  If they had to travel far like this--he didn't think
he would survive it.
     One difficult step.  Two.  He never thought of turning back, knew without asking
that wouldn't work.  Three.  It was impossible to hold some course here in smothering
darkness, impossible to know if anyone was ahead of him still.  Four.  Amazing that
the horse was so steady.  Five--
     Torchlight, so bright after the darkness that it was blinding.  Malcorn, Uncle
Wolf, the Dark Stranger, and their mounts.  Malcorn and Wolf held torches.  Math
gasped in relief.  The others would see fear's shadow still on his face, but he
didn't care.  Each of those three was in some way prepared for--if not this, things
of a similar nature.  Mage Lord, for Malcorn was surely that now, shaman, and...
whatever the Stranger was.  Whereas he, Math op Owain, was just an ordinary man.
     Still, he was not a total coward, and he could at least assume the mask of
courage.  He took a careful breath and looked around.  A cave, or more precisely a
tunnel.  The rock of the walls was rough and black and drank the torchlight, but the
floor was smooth and looked like some kind of tiles or paving stones.  Red.  Even,
blood red.  Not a pleasant image, but at least there WAS a floor.  It sloped downward
ahead of them.  Math did not look behind.  He had a feeling the 'doorway' through
which they'd come was gone or closed and would rather not know that definitely.
     Lord Malcorn met his eyes and nodded once.  Math read a wordless message of
approval and straightened his back, squared his shoulders.  When Malcorn led the way
down the tunnel, Math was ready to follow.
     They seemed to be walking for a long time, hours maybe.  Math would have sworn
to that, except... the torches didn't burn away.  The possibility that only minutes
had passed since they entered this tunnel--no, he wouldn't believe that.  Maybe not
hours, but more than a few minutes.  Time was twisted here, that had to be the
     Something ahead.  At first he couldn't make out what, the torchlight didn't
reach far, and besides, it didn't make sense.  A bridge, in this cave?  The floor
ahead went from red to black, which must be a river or, well, something along that
line.  With a bridge over it.  A stone arch, it looked like, maybe four feet wide,
without railings or even curbs at the edges.  Something on the bridge, nearer this
end than the center.  How many times did an adventure begin with monsters guarding
the only way to get somewhere?  He had a bad feeling about this--a fight on that
narrow bridge?  Disaster waiting to happen.

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #35 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Lord Malcorn didn't hesitate, leading them straight to the beginning of the
bridge.  Math looked at the river uneasily.  Its nature was clear once they were
close to it.  Though it was dark and glassy smooth, he could see things--he didn't
know what things and didn't want to--carried along by the current just under the
surface.  Carried along fast.  And it exhaled dampness, with curling wisps of mist
drifting above the water, and every solid thing in sight dripping moisture.  The cold
made his bones ache.
     The guardian of the span stepped closer to them, giving him a clearer view of it
than he would have liked.  Part human or maybe ape, part mastiff with jaws that could
bite a man's head off, and a hint of something demonic as well.  Its eyes glowed red.
Math found himself unable to laugh at the cliche.  And, after all, what was a cliche
except something that had been right over and over again?  It had claws to go with
its fangs, and just in case that wasn't enough, carried a pole-arm with a spearhead
on the end and couple of axe blades.  Anything crossing that bridge would have to
deal with the guardian somehow.
     And it sure looked like Lord Malcorn meant to cross the bridge.
     Malcorn stopped right at the foot of the bridge, where another step would put
him on the span.  He said something, his voice like thunder.  Math hadn't expected to
understand it, but some of the words came clearly.  Something about mutual respect
between defenders, and compelling needs, and ancient agreements.  The words rolled
around in his head like dice in a cup, and he swayed where he stood.
     Uncle Wolf was in front of him suddenly, holding a loosely woven cloth bag over
his nose and mouth.  Math staggered and tried to bat it away.  "Breathe!" the shaman
     The gladiator breathed, and air came through the cloth, scented with juniper.
He coughed and breathed in again.  Blinked as his head cleared.  "What...?"
     "The vapors from the water will put you to sleep if you aren't prepared," Wolf
said.  "My apologies, I had forgotten that you would have no defense against them
such as the rest of us do.  Keep the juniper, breathe only through it until I tell
you differently."
     Math nodded, holding the bag of juniper in place.  "What about the horses?"
     "It won't affect them, they aren't sufficiently self-conscious."  The old shaman
turned back to watch the negotiation at the bridge.
     Malcorn produced a large coin and held it up.  Math supposed it was gold, but it
looked darker and redder, more like copper or even bronze.
     The bridge guardian reached out to touch it but didn't grip the coin yet.  It
spoke in a growling voice.  "You and yours may pass by this token.  But only one way.
No return across the bridge!"
     "That is the agreement," Malcorn said.  "We will abide by it."  He laid the coin
in the guardian's hand.
     The guardian took it and bowed low, then stepped to the side.  Off the bridge.
Math blinked and pressed the juniper closer to his face.  It looked like the guardian
was standing in mid-air above the river!
     Malcorn bowed in return, not so low, maybe, but with obvious respect, and led
his horse onto the bridge.  Wolf nudged the reluctant Dark Stranger forward, followed
it, and beckoned to Math to bring up the rear.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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 388): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): 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 388): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team STREET WALKERS was 
unseated this week as WILL DUEL 4 MEAD moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon CARDOW HUNTERS this 
time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 2-3-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week EQUESTORS went 3-2-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did only my eyes note 
the 4-1-0 record which METAL MINCERS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that 
such a record will draw challengers!  ELVIRA MADIGAN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested RED BULL and was awarded 25 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ELVIRA MADIGAN put down RED 
BULL, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on WYVERN as he bore arms against the Dark 
Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster DAISY CHAINS.  Not for nothing has DAISY 
CHAINS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven 
hers combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team 
has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is STREET WALKERS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding STREET WALKERS.  Indeed it was WILL DUEL 4 MEAD.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  STARRY NITE take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in LAPUR.  NEEDS SALT must really be harboring a grudge 
against the VENUSIANS guild!  Merciless, 26 challenged down ILLYRIA points this week 
to duel with he.  All the city knows the duel went in favor of NEEDS SALT.  I shall 
not fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that COPPER COMPACTER posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized LITERNIUS.  The results, you ask?  Well, 
the firebrand COPPER COMPACTER beat LITERNIUS.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Strange what qualities come forth in the face of certain doom.  
DAISY CHAINS has the town astir with the news of hers Dark Arena victory!  A.A. SHOCK 
must hold silent, for this week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud 
won by RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA.  Hail RED HOT CHILI for thy victory!  Some say a 
warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in LAPUR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366          14   8  1   108       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEEDS SALT 5206              11   2  0   101       BOHICA (449)
 MAD DOG 5125                 17  13  0    93       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LIME 5178                    11   3  0    92       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CALLISTO 5036                20  21  2    91       VENUSIANS (321)
 COLOSSUS 556                 17  21  4    91       X-MEN (78)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITERNIUS 5049               17  23  1    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        15  12  0    84       METAL MINCERS (256)
 GLAUCO 5102                  18  15  1    82       EQUESTORS (158)
 ATRIA 5101                   18  15  1    81       VENUSIANS (321)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202            9   4  0    78       BOHICA (449)
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              15  23  3    75       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 FELICIA 1693                 10   4  1    75       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SHE DAISY 4774                7   2  0    71       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   2  1    69       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 15  12  0    68       VENUSIANS (321)
 ICE SHARD 5191               12  10  1    67       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302            8   2  0    64       STREET WALKERS (97)
 HORN ROCK 5113               14  18  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VON GROV 3337                13  12  0    63       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 STARRY NITE 5186             15   8  0    61       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 LUNA 5179                     9   6  0    61       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             16  11  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251               9   7  0    57       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            12  12  0    56       BLACK KELTS (233)
 YURI 5188                     9   5  2    56       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           6   4  0    54       CLAN CROW (456)
 MEAT POPSICLE 5309            4   5  0    50       BOHICA (449)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               10   4  0    46       EQUESTORS (158)
 HIMEKO 5247                   5   4  0    46       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 LUHAR 5244                   10   7  2    44       MID EARTH (223)
 REVY 5344                     4   0  0    41       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               4  11  0    39       X-MEN (78)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          5   5  0    37       VENUSIANS (321)
 GILAN 5242                    8   9  1    36       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            5   4  1    32       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRACE ROGERS 4768             3   3  0    31       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            5   3  0    30       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SILVER SAW 5287               5   4  0    29       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ALHENA 5291                   3   9  0    29       VENUSIANS (321)
 CHROME CUTTER 5316            4   1  0    27       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SALAMANDER 4165               3   4  0    27       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 BISHOP 5300                   4   7  1    26       X-MEN (78)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAILYN 5354                   3   0  1    23       MID EARTH (223)
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             2   1  0    21       BLACK KELTS (233)
 RAW 4173                      4   2  0    20       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              2   2  0    20       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-ANDROPIA 529                  2   1  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 FAYLIN O'COMMA 5322           2   4  0    20       CLAN CROW (456)
-KNIGHT OF PAIN 528            2   2  0    20       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 JULIANUS 5321                 3   3  0    19       EQUESTORS (158)
 GEMINI 5364                   1   0  0    19       ZODIAC (459)
-MIRANDA LAMBERT 4771          4   4  1    17       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          4   5  0    17       CLAN CROW (456)
 MOJO 5340                     3   1  0    17       X-MEN (78)
 WATERSTONE 5317               4   3  0    15       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WHITE ROBE 3421               3   4  2    15       BLACK KELTS (233)
 NULDOR 5374                   1   0  0    13       MID EARTH (223)
 MISTY WATERS 5313             2   6  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 CANCER 5363                   1   0  0    11       ZODIAC (459)
-YONKA THE SANE 530            1   2  0    11       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
-STRYLOKK 531                  2   1  0    10       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 LIBRA 5366                    1   0  0     8       ZODIAC (459)
 URLIC MAC COOL 5373           1   0  0     6       CLAN CROW (456)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              1   3  0     6       BLACK KELTS (233)
 RINDEL 5346                   1   3  0     6       MID EARTH (223)
 BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787           1   3  0     6       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 DINKY 5348                    1   2  0     6       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SON OF FATE 532               0   2  0     6       FLESH MONGRELS (76)
 RED SQUIRREL 5357             1   2  0     5       BLACK KELTS (233)
 SIN DARELLA 5349              1   2  0     5       STREET WALKERS (97)
-JORDAN LADD 4770              0   1  0     1       COUNTRY GIRLS X3 (414)
 SAGITARIUS 5365               0   1  0     1       ZODIAC (459)
 GAMBIT 5372                   0   1  0     1       X-MEN (78)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
KANA 5339               0  1 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 WHITE ROBE 3421       600  REVENGED
PISCES 5362             0  1 0 ZODIAC 459           JAILYN 5354           604   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ye did er agin, Daisy Chains!  Champeen.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Deathwind Forge -- I aimed real hard for that win.  I did! -- Iron Impacter

Lime -- Ya lemon!  That one hurt!  Yuh style-discriminator!  Cad! -- Copper Compacter

Smart 'un move 'voidin' me Mincers, Black Kelt.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Kilties -- Ye be wantin me Mincers?  Ye say?  But ye be 'voidin' me?  Aye.  Ye slip
bea showin'.  Ugly legs.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Good luck to all at The Mailer. -- Ora

Cleveland?  Cleveland?! -- The Metal Mincers

Bohica -- Spank away for the red sands shall tell the tails.  When I need feel
threatened by pubescent pups I will buy a leash for you.  Keep to yours and you will
do fine. -- Tiffinal

Red Hot Chili -- Black Kelts do not down challenge even one point except in
BloodFeuds.  If you wish another Spanking feel free to up-challenge though I know it
contradicts your nature. -- John Courage

Smack -- Sword fighting without weapons is well it's Weird. -- White Robe

Faylin O'comma -- Madam some decorum please. -- White Robe

Owsly -- The name is the name. It has caused man we feel blessed.  Other than that it
is but a name. -- Purple Sage

RoadKill -- I do hope you choose to open a business in the Market Square.  I hope it
creates some lively shared story lines. -- Sincerely Purple Sage

All -- To reaffirm if you want to rent space in the market even if you're not a story
writer just having a business there and describing it will lend depth and flavor to
others stories.  Having points of reference that the reader is connected to makes a
better story for me at least.  Pure self-interest. -- Sincerely Purple Sage
"Food for Thought Builds better brains" 

Copper -- With your experience (more than double my FE), I thought you'd be able to
handle a little salt.  Boy, was I wrong! -- Needs Salt

Congrats to Red Bull and Daisy Chains!

Roadkill -- Yeah, Scrappy Doo works.  Although, based on my play recently, I think
Crappy Doo would be more appropriate! -- The Manager Formally Known As Scruffy

Fine Citizens of Lapur -- Due to multiple issues (such as RSI's lack of response into
an input error inquiry and requests for roll ups, among other things) Scruffy's
motivation for the game has dwindled and he is going to take a break after next turn.

     Moving the office, immediately followed by the tourney, has created a few

All -- Sorry I had comments all written for last turn, but the website went down
before I could submit them.  Rather than just toss good material I figure I post them
anyways with some new ones. -- Sporkis

     The website problem was part of the whole mess noted in the comment above.
     Sorry about that.  It drove me nuts, too. -- the Scribe, now also Ed.

Last Turn's comments,

Tiffinal -- You know I've seen this little 'free library' of yours recently.  A whole
three books by a pissing troff.  Dueling for Dummies preschool edition with the
subtitle "I can duel, so can you.", Big Time Real Estate with No Money Down by
B.M.Ponzi, and Harry Porker and the Sorcerer's Bone.  I hear that one is a pop up.
You know if your warriors are having a hard time overcoming their dyslexia, maybe you
should start recruiting the kids who ride the short cart to school instead of the
ones that pull it.  Cause Greywand only knows your drying up Stormfront's talent
pool. -- Sporkis
P.S.  "Food for Thought Builds better brains"...  Uh huh, what's next a reissue of
the whiffle bat called the ShamPow!?
P.P.S.  Ahhhh it's good to be back.  :)

     Duelmasters for Dummies got good reviews.

Mad Dog -- I can't promise I won't.  *drool* Maho... *drool* -- Himeko

Colossus -- You're fast, smart, and cheap.  Oh wait, that's me.  Ha ha! -- Lime

Silver Saw -- Silviez youz havz somez explaingz toz doz.  Hack! *Cough*  Sorry it was
hang with your guild elders day.  Guess who I got stuck with.  Don't think I don't
know what you were trying to do there.  Don't let the record fool you, I'm full of
surprises.  That zero just means that I'm a conservative young lady.  Don't make
loosen my morals. -- Luna

White Robe -- I'm a teacher of life lessons, not skills.  Guess what yours was. --

Luhar -- No.  Himeko found you asleep at the bar and decided to tatoo a picture of a
dagger on you for kicks.  I said you would be able to tell the difference.  Guess I
lost that bet. -- Yuri
P.S.  I think thats permanent.

A penniless lord?!?  These "the day after" wake up calls are getting worse and worse.
I need to cut back on the booze. -- Yuri

Faylin O'Comma -- Faylin or failing?  I'm sorry you look like someone I just made eat
the arena sand.  The nite is short and so is my dance card.  Stalking is so last
week. -- Revy

Bishop -- I'm sorry I was staring at a butterfly.  Were you trying to tell me
something?  Maho. -- Himeko

This turn's comments

Congrads to Daisy and Red Bull.  Good bye, so long, farewell.  Best of luck in your
future.  That is if your respective owners determine you have one.  :) -- Sporkis

Sage -- Word around the owner's box is you're crying a little foul.  Well I sent a
new playmate for Robe but when they got there it was already in the sandbox with
someone else.  I could go on, on how this was pulled off, but I won't.  I figured
well then a repeat lesson was in order.  Besides, you're old school you should know
all is fair in love, war, and blood feuds.  Count your blessings, I'm being nice. --

Bohica -- And they say we drink to much. -- Will Duel 4 Mead (sitting back to watch
the fireworks)

Roadkill -- Thanks, but why do I get the feeling that the smile and the hand shake is
just so I won't see whatever is weighing down my coattails this turn. -- Sporkis

     Because you have a suspicious mind?

White Robe -- *sigh*  I'm getting really tired of teaching these remedial classes. --

Sonte Hinge -- Left Buttocks, Chest, Groin, Left Elbow, Right Arm, Right Buttocks.
Well the bad news is I forgot to hit your head.  The good news is I remember to hit
you everywhere else.  Yay for me. -- Revy

Solar Radiation -- I get the strange feeling that match could have easily gone the
other way.  Well fought none the less. -- Luna
P.S.  The audience wasn't screaming in approval at your defeat.  I hear they were
giving out free mice on a stick during our match.

     The ones with onions are the best.

Copper Compacter -- Just sending a message from my boss to yours.  Hoped it was
received well.  I pride myself on delivery in a timely manner. -- Lime

Smack O'Malley -- Smack, smack, sugar smack.  Give me a smack and I'll smack you back
jack...  Uhh, wait a minute, I forgotto smack you back, didn't I?  Ooooo...that why I
lost.  Maho. -- Himeko

A.A. Shock -- Yep, shocking, sure enough.  I'd no idea I was so close to graduating,
and I figure it must be political points that put me over the edge.  Let me buy you a
drink by way of celebration, since "you were there" when it happened. -- Red Bull

Atria -- I hope you appreciate being an orc.  Not that I would have chosen to be an
orc if there were other options, but I'd sure rather be an orc than a golem.  There
are times when I forget about the whole golem thing, and then other times when it
comes over me suddenly and feels really WEIRD.  Unfortunately, it happened just as
that fight began, and it screws up my whole fighting approach.  Or something does.
Whatever.  Good, fast work. -- Cloudshadow

Colossus -- If I'm supposed to be impressed with your size, well, how about if we go
for something else, instead.  Maybe I can be impressed by your teeth or something.
After all, orcs have impressive tusks.  Why, I've known people who, er, well, they
mount orc tusks on their....  Wait, what's this "the hoods of their cars" bit?  What
cars?  What hoods?  I mean, I know what hoods are, but how would you mount tusks on
'em?  Maybe we should discontinue this personal while I get my foot out of my mouth.
-- Mad Dog

Salamander -- Odd, you don't LOOK like a lizard. -- Horn Rock

Colossus -- Good fight. -- Mad Dog

Raw -- Like sushi?  I prefer mine cooked, thanks just the same. -- Waterstone

Moderate/low?  I never did "moderate/low" in my life, and I'm not about to start now.
-- Red Bull

Cuddles -- Listen, I've got some free time now, how about if we try the cuddling
thing again? -- Red Bull

Our congratulations to Daisy Chains. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Solar Radiation - I am impressed with your ability to soak up knowledge. - Luhar the

Smack O'Malley -- Oh sure pummel me with a tree stump and be a stingy arse sharing
your knowledge. -- Gilan the Discontent

Iron Impacter -- Okay, tin man you proved you have a heart. -- Rindel the Subdued

Sin Darella -- Why does it not surprise me that you went straight for my head. --
Nearly Headless Jailyn

     You're psychic?

Dark Uncle -- Nice job breaking my weapon, I need to have a serious talk with my
weapon smith and if I ever find out who is gluing my dagger into its sheath, they are
dead!  I tell you...D E A D...DEAD!!! -- Luhar the Furious

Knight of Pain -- The only pain I felt was to my buttocks.  Hmmm does that make you
the knight of my arse. -- Gilan the Ironic

Bookaboutbirds -- What a name.  You are one tough son of a giant too. -- Rindel

Faylin O'Comma -- Sorry ma'lady, I lost my head in the middle of combat.  You are not
a wimp.  Nor do I wish to rip your face off. -- Jailyn the Remorseful

Daisy Chains and Red Bull -- The Word has Gone Out to the Basic arenas:  we are to
pull up our socks or whatever and resume the Gifts for Graduating Gladiators, lands
or whatever.  Well, fine, people always hand me impossible jobs, I just LIVE for
impossible jobs, right.  Like I NEED another impossible job.  But do they offer me
extra pay?  Nah, of course not.  I just hope the Great Bird of the Galaxy makes a
nuisance on their heads.  But to the point, lands?  Who's got lands to give away?
Have you SEEN real estate prices lately?  Totally irrational.  Suggest something
else, and I'll see if I can make it happen. -- Chetam, Odd-Job Man for Lapur Arena

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAISY CHAINS viciously butchered WYVERN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEEDS SALT vanquished ILLYRIA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
COPPER COMPACTER luckily beat LITERNIUS in a 8 minute expert's Challenge fight.
COLOSSUS defeated FELICIA in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LUNA bested CLOUDSHADOW in a 2 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
DARK UNCLE was overpowered by ICE SHARD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MEAT POPSICLE was bested by STARRY NITE in a popular 3 minute Challenge competition.
HIMEKO was viciously subdued by INCONEL INDENTER in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
JOHN COURAGE lost to HORN ROCK in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
LUCKY EIREANN lost to LUHAR in a 1 minute gory Challenge fight.
RAW was overpowered by REVY in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
SILVER SAW demolished DEATHWIND FORGE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
FAYLIN O'COMMA overcame WHITE ROBE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
MOJO luckily beat WATERSTONE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
CHROME CUTTER devastated DINKY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
ATRIA was overcome by MAD DOG in a popular 1 minute expert's fight.
RED BULL was devastated by ELVIRA MADIGAN in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
GLAUCO was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's brawl.
A.A. SHOCK was overpowered by RED HOT CHILI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
CALLISTO overpowered SMACK O'MALLEY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VON GROV bested GILAN in a popular 4 minute contest.
YURI was luckily beaten by NAILIN' PALIN in a exciting 11 minute gory duel.
ENCOLPIUS handily defeated BISHOP in a 1 minute uneven duel.
IRON IMPACTER was devastated by VINDOCOMUS in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
BROWN BEAVER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SALAMANDER lost to SOLAR RADIATION in a 2 minute fight.
ALHENA overpowered MISTY WATERS in a 1 minute uneven match.
JULIANUS overpowered SONTE HINGE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BOOKABOUTBIRDS was savagely defeated by NULDOR in a 3 minute novice's fray.
FYRE RAYNES overpowered SAGITARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RINDEL was viciously subdued by CANCER in a exciting 6 minute brutal novice's fray.
SIN DARELLA was overpowered by GEMINI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JAILYN executed PISCES in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
RED SQUIRREL lost to LIBRA in a 2 minute brutal amateur's fight.
GAMBIT was subdued by URLIC MAC COOL in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         AIMED BLOW        44 -  34 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  29 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  18 -  3      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK    36 -  39 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    51 -  67 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  67 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |

Turn 604 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-LUNGE        4 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ELVIRA MADIGAN 3366        14   8  1  108 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
STRIKING ATTACK  NEEDS SALT 5206            11   2  0  101 BOHICA (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               17  13  0   93 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      COPPER COMPACTER 5092      15  12  0   84 METAL MINCERS (256)
PARRY-STRIKE     ICE SHARD 5191             12  10  1   67 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
PARRY-LUNGE      VON GROV 3337              13  12  0   63 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
AIMED BLOW       STARRY NITE 5186           15   8  0   61 FORCE OF NATURE (312)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENCOLPIUS 5268             10   4  0   46 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 YURI 5188.  The ten other most popular fighters were CANCER 5363, LITERNIUS 5049, 
5317, RED SQUIRREL 5357, URLIC MAC COOL 5373, and NEEDS SALT 5206.

The least popular fighter this week was NAILIN' PALIN 5302.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RINDEL 5346, BOOKABOUTBIRDS 4787, COPPER COMPACTER 5092, GAMBIT 
5358, and BISHOP 5300.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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