Date   : 11/16/2011    Duedate: 11/29/2011


DM-29    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors


(29-5592) [13-3-2,176]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

METAL MINCERS (256)            
(29-5592) [13-3-2,176]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ULPHOR                         CLAYBANK
MID EARTH (223)                CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-5671) [14-10-3,109]        (29-5699) [7-12-0,37]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MID EARTH (223)             57
2. METAL MINCERS (256)         44      METAL MINCERS (256)
3. BOHICA (449)                28      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN CROW (456)             22
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         15      DAGGERS DEEP (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 METAL MINCERS (256)      665 443 18 60.0   1/ 4 MID EARTH (223)           9  6 1
 2/ 0 BOHICA (449)             115  78  2 59.6   2/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)       8  5 0
 3- 2 BLUNT FORCE (393)         53  41  3 56.4   3/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 2
 4/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        19  16  1 54.3   4/ 5 TREKKERS (462)            7  7 1
 5/ 3 MID EARTH (223)          628 563 30 52.7   5/ 2 OPEN HAND (466)           4 11 0
 6/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      358 327 22 52.3   6/ 0 CLAN CROW (456)           3  1 0
 7/ 0 CLAN CROW (456)          133 143 10 48.2   7/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  5 0
 8/ 5 TREKKERS (462)           139 157  5 47.0   8/ 0 BOHICA (449)              2  0 0
 9/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     622 741 14 45.6   9/ 0*DAGGERS DEEP (468)        0  1 0
10/ 7 OPEN HAND (466)           50  68  3 42.4  10- 7 BLUNT FORCE (393)         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

     The Burning Tree, never have I seen a more wretched hive of scum and... well,
it's not all bad.  True to its name, there's typically a warm fire blazing merrily in
the hearth.  The drinks, despite (or perhaps due to) their questionable origin, are
cheap and wenches bawdy.  Better fare can be had at the Warty Toad.  But you get more
for your mark here and the atmosphere's more relaxed.  The Warty Toad is more for
those who 'lack the wit to wield their weapon' go to boast about their most recent

     Bahram raises his mug, "Congratulations on your wins, Tane, Iryana!  Gowron's
not having much luck with his challenges, eh, Tane!" he chuckles.  "And, Iryana, glad
somebody won against those Mincers."
     "Those borgs are... are... inhuman!" Darius exclaims.  "I thought I was fast!
Did you see Beryllium Buffer move!?!"
     Tane, not missing a chance poke at the inflated ego of his cocky, young stable
mate, chides, "I didn't see a thing, except how fast you dropped your weapon and
     Magdala gives a mischievous grin, "If you spent as much time at practice as you
do at the spa, you might be able to take a hit or two."  Leaning back and propping
her feet on the table she continues, "We could take a lesson from those Cardow
Hunters.  Hitting them just seems to piss 'em off."
     "I don't want to learn to get hit!  I want to..."  But Darius's wants are
forgotten as a cheer arises when the most recognizable warriors in the city enter.
     Current Duelmaster and recent tournament victor, Beryllium Buffer walks in,
"Make room by the fire, folks.  Beryllium don't hold its heat like blood and bone."
Inconel Indenter and Steel Sharpener, looking like two mammoth bodyguards, follow him
     Darius whispers to his stable mates, "I have an idea."  He stands up and shouts,
"Mincers!  Over here."  The others share puzzled glances but give a resigned shrug as
they prepare to meet their unexpected guests.
     Beryllium Buffer looks up and grins as he strides over to greet his recent
opponent.  "Darius!  Glad to see you survived the infirmary.  That place can try a
man's mettle as surely as the sands!"
     Darius gives a forced chuckle and begins to rub his right arm.  "Ah, no worries
here, I've always been a quick healer.  Here, have a seat," Darius says as he stands
and offers his chair.  "Wouldn't be the first I've given up to you."  He grins.
     "So what brings the top team here?  I figured you more as The Warty Toad sort,"
Magalda says with another of her trademarked grins.
     "We don't frequent either establishment with much regularity, but with Inconel's
graduation and the team's success at the tournament, we thought a night out to be
appropriate.  It's good for business to see and be seen from time to time.  Beside
Bismuth Bender's over at the Warty Toad looking to take on all comers."
     Taking a swallow of his wine Inconel Indenter spits, "Bah!  Never could develop
a taste for this foul brew!"
     Bahram motions toward Iryana, "Iryana, show 'em how we do it."  Iryana pulls out
a small pouch, takes a tablet from it and drops it into the cups of the three 'borgs.
     "Swirl it around and give it a minute for best effect," Iryana instructs.
     Lord Protector Inconel does as Iryana suggests, looks to his team mates, gives a
shrug, and takes another swig.  He slams his mug down with a laugh, "Well, I'll be!
You must be a alchemist if you can turn that swill into this sweet nectar!"
     Iryana laughs and takes a sip of her own, "It's just a mixture of fennel,
nutmeg, and one or two other ingredients.  But it's makes all the difference."
     While small talk leads to shared stories and friendly banter, Darius encourages
his opponent, Beryllium, to partake in more than his share of Open Hand's spiced
wine.  After a while Beryllium begins to show the effects of inebriation and Darius
leans in to pry what secrets he can from wine-loosened lips.  "How do you do it?
I've seen few move so fast, and none with such skill."
     "I've ssheen you fight, and you're not shho bad," Beryllium slurs.  "But why do
you wear (hic) all thhat armor?"
     "I got sent to the infirmary even with the armor, I don't want to know what
would have happened without it. I mean, maybe if I were made of metal..."
     "I tellll u wut mite have (hic) happen-ened.  You mite sshtilll be due...
duel... winning!"
     "Or I might be having this drink with Ahringol"
     "Let meee guessh, every time you win (hic), you get the firsst hit, and don't
stop till it's over.  Every time you get hit, you lose, right!?"
     "Yeeeaah," Darius reluctantly agrees as, like a mouse getting his first whiff of
cheese, he starts to get a hint of the seasoned warrior's logic.
     "Ssho, why bother with armor?  (hic)  It just shlows you down, makes you an
eashy target.  The armor doeshn't protect you!  It just makes you more likely to get
hit!"  To emphasize his point, Beryllium moves to slap his hand on Darius's chest,
misjudges the distance, and ends up using Darius to stop himself from hitting the
floor.  "Maybe you can take more hits with it, but, is that really what you want?  To
take more hits?!  Move fast, don't give 'em a chance, THAT'S how you do it!  THAT'S
how you win!!"  In his excitement, Beryllium, now precariously perched on his chair,
loses his battle with gravity.  From his new, more stable position on the floor he
adds, "But, if you're going to lose, save yourself a few hits and lose fast!"
     Inconel and Steel Sharpener disengage themselves from their respective
conversations, to assist their inebriated friend to a mostly vertical position, "Time
to call it night. C'mon Beryllium, Ora was expecting us hours ago."  With a smile
they thank their hosts and start to make their way towards the door, Beryllium
dangling between them.  Leaving a pensive Darius to ponder the wisdom he was able to
glean from his opponent.
     "Did you hear what he said?  The more I think about it, the more it makes sense.
I mean, it's risky, but the whole operation's risky, right?"
     "You fight naked if you want, I'm quite fond of my armor.  Old bones don't heal
like young bones."  A tired Bahram yawns.  "Besides, I'm not looking to make a name
for myself, I'm quite content with obscurity.  And just so you know, the cost of this
soiree is coming out your share of the purse.

     Outside, the three 'borgs are heading home.  Beryllium now walking unassisted
and seemingly unaffected by the mass quantities of wine imbibed.  Inconel turns to
him, "What were you playing at in there?  I know it wasn't the alcohol."
     "I knew what the kid was up to, I just wanted to give him a few pointers.  What
can I say?  I like the kid.  Besides, if it makes him a better warrior, well, it's
better for all of us in the long run, isn't it?"
     Inconel chuckles and pats his friend on the back, "Beryllium, you're a warrior
and scholar, a warrior and a scholar."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 683): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 685): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 600): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 679): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 672): REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 673): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 670): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 667): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 656): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 531): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 513): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 507): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 468): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 571): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 683): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 685): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 600): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 679): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 672): IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 673): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 270): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 667): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 664): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 656): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 614): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 231): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 513): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 507): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 571): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 682): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 599): BOOZER of DA BULLS (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): INCONEL INDENTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 666): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 530): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                      (turn 462): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Yes!  I am Duelmaster.  I made it again.  Now I have to write that dreaded
column.  But, borg or not, I am going to write.
     Let's see.  That makes my fourth.  I lost to Gilean Yasur (ST) way back when.
Later I defeated Priore (BA) and Menhoir (SL), and then unintentionally killed
Menhoir (SL) in my own repeat TV challenge.  (Oremaster still owes you, Visionist,
for that; especially for the unavailability of the bloodfeud.)
     I do have a lot of tournment fights under my belt.  Oh-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-1, 11-3,
and the just recent Mailer.  I cannot talk about what I did there yet.  (Still
waiting for that package!)  So I do have a pile of FE to add to my 15 arena fights.
     I have to give former Duelmaster Darius of Open Hand credit.  He actually
predicted this outcome in his just past DM Column.  Kudos!  Personally, I was not so
sure I would beat him.  He is a fine, fine warrior in his own right.
     And I am glad to see my brethren borg, Bismuth Bender continued his unbeaten
arena streak.  I sincerely doubt he can continue it much longer in Lapur.
     We Metal Mincers look forward to the replacement for 21-11-20-15-9-3-5 Inconel
Indenter.  It has to be better, but it surely will not be as much fun as Inconel was
as a brother borg.  No way!
     Dr, Strangeleaf or Darius-- one of you gets the title shot.  Good luck to you.
          Beryllium Buffer, DMIV

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to CARDOW HUNTERS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the MID EARTH 
stable.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-1 outing, MID EARTH has advanced 3 places in the 
rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for ULPHOR, who flew up 30 points in the rankings 
after mashing STORMRIDER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  NERO was subdued by PUB O'CONNOR and 
drops 21 points.  Well, everybody's pal BERYLLIUM BUFFER moved its record to 13-3-2 
by defeating DARIUS in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points. 
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid TREKKERS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does LAPUR really have that many liars? 
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch MID EARTH's act in the arena.  Those acrobats 
seem to be fairly deft at running from TREKKERS.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of GRASSFIRE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  STORMRIDER 
II:  THE REMATCH.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends 
and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERYLLIUM BUFFER 5592        13   3  2   176       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULPHOR 5671                  14  10  3   109       MID EARTH (223)
 BISMUTH BENDER 5692          11   0  0   100       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SWEET BIRCH 5691             13   8  0    93       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-DR. STRANGELEAF 4659         15   5  1    92       BLUNT FORCE (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASIMIR PULASKI 5435         10   6  0    90       BOHICA (449)
 PRIORE 5628                  17  13  0    88       MID EARTH (223)
 DARIUS 5467                  13   7  0    87       OPEN HAND (466)
 KICKER MURPHY 5622            8   8  1    73       CLAN CROW (456)
 AKUMU 4674                   14  16  1    72       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518         12   4  0    69       CLAN CROW (456)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLIE 5488                     5   1  0    66       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 PUB O'CONNOR 5702             6   3  0    65       CLAN CROW (456)
-SAMM 5489                     5   2  0    63       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 PLUTONIUM PUNCH 5669         11   4  0    61       METAL MINCERS (256)
 BAHRAM 5445                  10  15  1    61       OPEN HAND (466)
 HARDWOOD 5611                14  18  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRASSFIRE 5715               10   7  1    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BAG OF BONES 5460             7   3  0    53       BOHICA (449)
 SULU 5705                     9   9  0    50       TREKKERS (462)
 NERO 5707                     7  10  0    45       TREKKERS (462)
 CALYPSO 5710                  7   2  0    45       BOHICA (449)
-PAPPADEAUX 5440               8   8  0    44       BOHICA (449)
 ANSHIN 4861                   9   4  0    41       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5754             4   1  1    39       TREKKERS (462)
-SPACEMAN SPLIFF 5747          4   0  0    39       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 CLAYBANK 5699                 7  12  0    37       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SOLWYN 5753                   4   2  0    36       MID EARTH (223)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGDALA 5474                  7  10  1    32       OPEN HAND (466)
 TANE 5480                     7   9  0    31       OPEN HAND (466)
 GOWRON 5719                   7   7  1    29       TREKKERS (462)
 IRYANA 5492                   6   9  0    27       OPEN HAND (466)
-CHISAHARU 5180                5   0  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SPIN MCDUECAN 5728            3   0  0    24       CLAN CROW (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHARDIN 5486                  3   4  0    23       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 STEEL SHARPENER 5748          3   4  0    19       METAL MINCERS (256)
-DANYA 5487                    2   5  0    17       DAGGERS DEEP (468)
 ROUGAROU 5735                 2   2  0    14       BOHICA (449)
 WENIEN 5758                   1   3  0    13       MID EARTH (223)
-PUFF THE DRAGON 5746          1   3  0     6       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 TAKACHI 5425                  1   3  0     6       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SOUR DIESEL 5757              0   2  0     2       BLUNT FORCE (393)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STORMRIDER 5520        18 25 1 CARDOW HUNTERS 359   ULPHOR 5671           671   
RAEDE 5490              4  4 1 DAGGERS DEEP 468     HEINOUS BEAST         671  NONE
RUG 46319 5769          0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        SHEWISH GIANT         671  NONE
SALLE 5736              5  3 0 MID EARTH 223        CAPTAIN KIRK 5754     670   
KHAN 5717               8  7 0 TREKKERS 462         GRASSFIRE 5715        670   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Great!  First let me say that it is good to see that Bismuth Bender and Beryllium
Buffer made it back safe from The Mailer.  I don't know why Oremaster feels he has to
put their lives in jeopardy like that. -- Ora

Ora, ye ditz!  This be Duelmasters, ye know?  Not yon beach party.  Gotts fite!  Aye.
-- Oremaster

Hah!  Proud 'o me Buffer!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Iryana -- You had too much skill and experience for me.  Everyone else may be
welcoming you guys back, but I say "Phlbbbbtttt!"! -- Steel Sharpener

Nero -- Got me there!  Good challenge, You Bum!  Outstyled me!  Kudos to that
dastardly manager of yours. -- Platinum Punch

Darius -- I was worried, challenging your style, but I really wanted that title.  I
must have had the skills in the bank.  Maybe we will try it again? -- Bismuth Bender

Bahram -- Style to style.  Now we know! -- Bismuth Bender

Cardow Hunters -- Five-0-2!?!  Got me 'borgs arunnin' scairt!  Aye. -- Oremaster

Darius -- I just have to say that was a really nice DM Column.  And you sure called
it! -- Ora

Heinous Beast -- You killed my Inconel Indenter!?  Well, he deserved it for going to
The Dark Arena in the first place.  I told him! -- Ora

Bismuth Bender -- It's funny, I gained more recognition being hammered by the
undefeated Bismuth Bender, than you gained by winning.  People come up to me on the
street, "Hey, didn't you get your arse handed to you by what's-his-name?" -- Bahram

Beryllium Buffer -- So, I was keeping your seat warm for you, after all.  Or perhaps,
it's all part of my intricate strategy, muah ha ha! -- Darius

Claybank -- You Cardow Hunters are definitely more dangerous when you're desperate.
Me, I get desperate, I call it a day.  But you guys just push it to the brink!
Kudos! -- Magala

Gowron -- While I'm always happy to see a fan of the team, I'm beginning to think
your interest is more than casual. -- Tane

Steel Sharpener -- See, if I wouldn't have sent you to the infirmary, you may have
never learned about that secret admirer.  You're welcome. -- Iryana

Cardow Hunters -- Congrats on the 5-0 and point gain last turn! -- Open Hand

Ora -- Hmm, a husband with a back problem... I know how those can (sometimes) come
about.  Still, we wish him well. -- Jorja

Inconel Indenter -- You're welcome.  Anything to get you moving. -- Sweet Birch

Ora -- Probably, but I haven't needed one since I moved here, so... who knows? --

Darius -- Yes, well, can't we all, sometimes. -- Stormrider

Tane -- Next time you want to smack my butt, try it in private.  I might push you
down, but I won't take your head off. -- Grassfire

Open Hand -- Thank you.  I'm revolving possibilities as I recover from the tourney.
-- Jorja

I "dispatched" M. Chardinee?  As in, "sent him off elsewhere to do something other"?
Right.  To the Infirmary to be resurrected, I guess.  Should it count as a kill if
the kill-ee comes springing right back to life?  I mean, the Chardinee, actually
waved at the crowd from the stretcher when the orderlies were carrying him out! --

Anshin -- Good fight, I guess.  I must've been off my stroke to take two minutes. --
Sweet Birch

Khan -- What, another death?  I wasn't trying to do that!  Really weird.  I will, of
course, be available for bloodfeud. -- Grassfire

Magdala -- I don't know why the steward found that hard to believe.  After all,
you're a redhead, right?  And redheaded women inspire me. -- Claybank

The Userous Merchant tried to charge me for just LOOKING at his wares.  I call that
beyond too much.  So I pounded him a little. -- Hardwood

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAEDE was butchered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUG 46319 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
AKUMU handily defeated SULU in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
PLUTONIUM PUNCH bested GRASSFIRE in a popular 5 minute Challenge contest.
SOLWYN defeated MAGDALA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
WENIEN was unbelievably bested by GOWRON in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
TAKACHI was handily defeated by STEEL SHARPENER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BERYLLIUM BUFFER vanquished DARIUS in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
BISMUTH BENDER vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
ULPHOR assassinated STORMRIDER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
CAIRRAIG AMADAN was overpowered by SWEET BIRCH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRIORE demolished HARDWOOD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KICKER MURPHY bested BAHRAM in a exciting 1 minute bloody battle.
NERO was overpowered by PUB O'CONNOR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TANE was savagely defeated by ANSHIN in a tiring 10 minute bloody duel.
CLAYBANK slimly lost to CALYPSO in a exciting 4 minute bloody fray.
IRYANA was viciously subdued by CAPTAIN KIRK in a popular 2 minute brutal brawl.
ROUGAROU subdued COMMON RIVERRAT in a 1 minute bout.
SPIN MCDUECAN overpowered IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  15 -  3      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  26 -  2      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    34 -  39 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  25 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 671 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ULPHOR 5671                14  10  3  109 MID EARTH (223)
BASHING ATTACK   BISMUTH BENDER 5692        11   0  0  100 METAL MINCERS (256)
AIMED BLOW       SWEET BIRCH 5691           13   8  0   93 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
TOTAL PARRY      CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518       12   4  0   69 CLAN CROW (456)
WALL OF STEEL    GRASSFIRE 5715             10   7  1   54 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ULPHOR 5671.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CLAYBANK 5699.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRASSFIRE 5715, WENIEN 5758, 
CAPTAIN KIRK 5754, RUG 46319 5769, SOLWYN 5753, KICKER MURPHY 5622, AKUMU 4674, 
GOWRON 5719, BISMUTH BENDER 5692, and ULPHOR 5671.

The least popular fighter this week was ANSHIN 4861.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TANE 5480, IRYANA 5492, NERO 5707, HARDWOOD 5611, CAIRRAIG AMADAN 5518, 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: