Date   : 11/01/2006    Duedate: 11/14/2006


DM-30    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-3158) [17-19-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARBO                          POP IDOL
(30-3158) [17-19-0,105]        (30-4617) [6-3-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WROTE THE BOOK                 THE CLEAR
GAMEHENDGE (299)               THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
(30-4540) [22-21-0,88]         (30-4539) [22-21-0,88]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)        40
2. LENPROS (145)               32      HELLSWORN (450)
3. THE WARLOCKS (430)          24      Unchartered Team
4. WORLDLY DECLINE (445)        6
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           6      WORLDLY DECLINE (445)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 HELLSWORN (450)           32  18  2 64.0   1/ 1 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)     10  4 0
 2/ 2 THE WARLOCKS (430)       133  79  7 62.7   2/ 4 LENPROS (145)             6  5 0
 3/ 3 LENPROS (145)            906 593 25 60.4   3/ 3 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431)  6  6 1
 4/ 4 THE A'S -- LOSERS  (431) 159 136  6 53.9   4/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)          5  4 1
 5/ 5 GAMEHENDGE (299)         150 130 10 53.6   5- 0 HELLSWORN (450)           5  5 1
 6/ 6 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)     173 165 10 51.2   6/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)        5  9 0
 7- 8*THE SALADS (442)           1   1  0 50.0   7- 2 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      4  1 0
 8- 9 CRYSTAL PALACE (435)      81  82  1 49.7   8/ 6 THE WARLOCKS (430)        3  3 0
 9/ 7*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     18  19  0 48.6   9/ 8*WORLDLY DECLINE (445)     3  3 0
10/10 RED DOG GANG (356)       462 625 10 42.5  10-10*THE SALADS (442)          0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

           + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Cities by the Shore ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Lord Protector Eclipse stood on a cliff and looked down into a canyon.  If
there was a bottom, he couldn't see it.  The glowing footprints he'd been following
brightened and dimmed repeatedly, beckoning.  He and Lady Protector Stepharoo had
been following them, until the trail split and footprints went both ways.  There had
seemed no acceptable alternative.
     What if they'd been wrong about that?
     Why were they getting mixed up in the internal politics of the Tarot Mime
universe?  Yes, okay, the Tarot Mimes had sent the Dark Tower to interfere with
shipping.  At least, they--he and Stepharoo--had thought that's what the Tower was
supposed to do.  But they'd only thought it because that was the actual effect.  What
if it wasn't intentional?  Or if the interference was simply the bait to get a couple
of gladiators to come and solve problems here?
     *At last you ask the right question!*  The air in front of him shimmered and
took the shape of a man in a ruler's regalia:  crown, rich cloak, scepter, the whole
works.  *It is all a snare to divert your attention and energies from problems in
your own world.*
     "Why should you--all your people or any of them--care?" Eclipse demanded.
     The crowned figure shrugged.  *The Reversed Magician arranged it.  We believe
that he was bribed to do so by someone in your world.  And it furthered his own ends
of causing disruption here.*  There was a pause, long enough for a human heart to
beat four times.  *Your presence here is disruptive to the proper functioning of our
     "Meaning you want me and Steph to leave?"  Eclipse glanced behind himself at the
dark landscape.  "That might not be easy to do."
     *It can be arranged.  The Upright Magician has the spell in hand, requiring only
your consent.*
     "This is a spell to return us to our own world?"
     "Where in our own world?"
     *I do not know the name of the place, only that it will be...where you are
needed.  Will you agree?*
     "What about Stepharoo?  Ah..." what had they called her here?  "Ah, the Ace of
Lamps.  We split up to--"
     *To make it possible for us to contact you.  Together, your force was too strong
to penetrate.  If you agree, she will be transported also.*
     "To our own world, to the place where we're needed."
     "Okay.  Do it."


     Krael was a mess, which was not surprising in a ruined city that had spent four
hundred years under the waters and the silt of the Trier.  No building was intact,
and the streets and semi-enclosed spaces were full of stinking mud.
     Most of the buildings and streets were full of mud.  Here and there, buildings
had been cleared, and walkways scraped clean down some of the main streets.  Fandil,
Adie, and Cho had emerged from a magical Gate in the lower part of the city, near the
water's edge, which was marked by a massive wall of new construction.  They had
fought one battle with a Kraelian mage commanding a squad of golems, and won.  But
they had to assume that the magic used must have alerted someone in the city.  The
water edge of the city was nearer, but only the landward edge, where it rose to
become the peninsula of Point, offered a likely chance of escape.
     They moved inland, upslope, forced to detour by blocked roads and parties of
golem-ized Aruaki, fighting when they had to.  Progress was slow, but finally they
could see the clean hills around Point rising behind one of the more impressive
ruined buildings.  They would have to pass that building, a temple, it might be, and
then they'd have a clear course to the true shore.
     Neither the temple nor the open circular plaza in front of it was large, but
they were surprisingly difficult to get around.  The immediate vicinity had suffered
more damage than any other area they'd passed through.
     "The original cataclysm?" Adie wondered, trying to get a secure foothold on a
tilting, mud-sheathed slab of pavement.  "Or some later disaster?"
     "More than one disaster," Fandil guessed.  "This area has been smashed
repeatedly."  He edged around a pile of stones that might once have been a buttress
for a small palace, taking care not to dislodge any of the precariously balanced
blocks.  There were waterlogged timbers mixed into the tottering heap, and...bones.
Very large bones, human in shape but bigger than any human or even Shew might have
produced.  Old, very old bones, not a current problem.  He moved past, careful not to
touch the bones even with the edge of his robe, not even with his shadow.  The whole
area was seething with abnormal magical energies, and who could tell what might set
off some spell?
     Cho paused where a gap between two walls gave a clear view of the temple.  "That
     Adie came up beside him and looked.  He was correct.  It was odd.  The plaza was
being cleared, and some of the temple--the main floor--but she could see the battered
cult statue at the back, and it was being ignored.  She couldn't tell what god had
been worshipped here; none that she recognized.  "The temple is more important as a
place of sacrifice and gathering power," she guessed, "than it is as a place to
channel power to a specific deity."
     "The power they will generate here with their sacrifices will be channeled to
Khaldren," Cho said.
     "This whole city rising is all about more power for Khaldren," Fandil agreed.
"The man's not sane."
     "He may not be sane, technically--however you define sane--but his mind works
just fine," Adie said.  "He expects clearing parts of Krael to benefit him in a big
     "Power and control of power," Cho said.  "That's all that seems to interest him.
There is no suggestion I've heard that he is even searching for information,
knowledge.  He figures he knows...everything worth knowing."
     "He's wrong," Fandil said.
     "Yes..." Adie frowned at the workers in the plaza.  "Not just ANY power, though,
he wants the power to control PEOPLE.  To manipulate and destroy people."
     "Politician," Cho muttered under his breath."
     "Politics takes too long," Adie said after a moment.  "He's waited all those
years since the destruction of Krael--"
     "--Which he probably had a lot to do with in the first place," Fandil inserted.
     "Probably."  Adie waved that away.  "And now he doesn't want to wait any longer.
So, no politics, or at least not as a primary interest.  There are plenty of
politicians he can corrupt when he turns his attention to it, especially if he has a
really strong base here in the Aruaki Clanhold."
     "And somehow, what he's doing here in Krael will feed that base," Fandil said.
     "Easier to stop him piecemeal at the roots of his power than wait till he's got
the whole tower up," Adie said.  She looked at her two companions.  She was a
priestess of the sun as well as a magician.  Fandil was a magician from a somewhat
different discipline than hers.  Cho...was an oddity.  He, too, had learned his art
in another universe, one which was like and unlike this one, and his magical
abilities were just a little different from either of hers or Fandil's.  "We have
three different kinds of experience and power," she said.  "If we can figure out how
to use that, we can bring Khaldren down."
     Fandil squinted up the slope past the temple.  "There's good beer in Point," he
murmured, "and I would really like to sit down with a good beer to think.  But first
we have to get there."
     "Yes."  Adie looked down at her feet.  She had long since hitched up her skirts
to her knees to keep them from accumulating pounds of mud.  But she might as well be
wearing leggings of mud now, and if her shoes were still on her feet, she couldn't
tell it by looking.  And walking under these conditions was exhausting.  Still, the
dry land was in sight.  Hold that thought.  She squared her shoulders, glanced
skyward, gathered a handful of sunlight, and said, "Let's do it."
     Fandil hefted his staff, checking to make sure it was free of mud.  "We'll have
to go right through that plaza," he said.  "Even if a way around exists, it would
take too long to find it."  He glanced at his companions.
     Both nodded.
     "Right through," Cho agreed.  He slung his own staff across his back by a
carrying strap and drew his sword.  If it came to a fight, it was always good to have
an armed Adantri on your side.
     There was a surge of power in the plaza ahead of them, and a shimmer, and...an
armed man where none had been before.  Cloaked in shadows, haloed in light, and ready
for trouble.
     Fandil gasped.  "That's the warrior Eclipse from Ardivent!"

Off the south shore of Iaye:

     The ferry shuddered as though it had hit some uncharted mudbar, then slid
forward into a small patch of glowing fog, and out again.  But a core of the shining
mist remained on the deck, in front of the three Lords Protector.
     Senator Sedalia raised his walking stick in one hand, the other hand coming
around to grasp the shaft.  If he needed to unsheathe that deadly blade, there would
be no delay.  He could hear Gissanniah drawing her sword, a more conventional weapon.  
Old Doc Circ...what was the old quack doing?
     "There has been a Gate of a sort," the alchemist said.  "Wait for it to finish
     The mist pulsed and then contracted into the figure of a woman in amber-colored
armor.  She stared at them in surprise and confusion.  "What's going on?" Lady
Protector Stepharoo demanded.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.


     My story started on July 29th, 1995 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The prize for that
tournament was a switch stat prize--either switch two sets on one rollup or one set
on two rollups.  Ringmaster chose to split that prize and thus I was born.  My stats
are 10(+1)-17(+1)-3-17-15-3-21 AB.  It was funny watching Ringmaster's nervousness to
see if I would come home alive, but I did over and over.  Immortality is good!
Thanks, Iaye!

                                                              Garcia "The Roadie"

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of 
losers, lets take a look at CRYSTAL PALACE, who went down to 2nd from 7th.  Life is 
tough.  Unlike most arenas, GARBO managed to get his challenge off against the 
22-20-0 WROTE THE BOOK.  Well, everybody's pal GARBO moved his record to 17-19-0 by 
defeating WROTE THE BOOK in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition 
points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the IAYE arena.  Did you hear 
that THE A'S -- LOSERS II was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of THE A'S -- LOSERS II's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I 
may not be funny, but catch LENPROS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from THE A'S -- LOSERS II.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of WROTE THE BOOK, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, MR SELF DESTRUCT went after LADY HUNTSMAN, who was 
higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust settled, MR SELF DESTRUCT defeated LADY 
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, ECK was mashed by DR TRINAIRE, who let ECK know that killing members of RED 
DOG GANG is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and 
no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the IAYE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARBO 3158                   17  19  0   105       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SGT. SCHMID 4569             17   9  0    99       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WROTE THE BOOK 4540          22  21  0    88       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 THE CLEAR 4539               22  21  0    88       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
-ENCHANTED 4517               20  22  0    88       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 MR SELF DESTRUCT 3254        14  14  0    88       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
-SNOWY SNOW 4597              12   6  0    85       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-UNSCATHED 4516               19  23  0    84       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
-RAINY RAIN 4595              13   5  0    84       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)
 SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583        14  10  1    83       THE WARLOCKS (430)
 SCARECROW 3671                7   5  0    76       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
 BIGFOOTS 4512                11  39  0    72       RED DOG GANG (356)
 LADY HUNTSMAN 4579           15   7  0    69       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAORAKITH 4664                7   3  1    66       HELLSWORN (450)
 QUEEN CHINEE 4588            15  12  0    57       THE WARLOCKS (430)
-WINDY WIND 4593               8  11  0    57       CRYSTAL PALACE (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE 4584       13  14  1    56       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 FENCE POST 4604               9  11  0    47       RED DOG GANG (356)
 CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645          4   1  0    46       LENPROS (145)
 DR TRINAIRE 4606              9   9  0    45       RED DOG GANG (356)
-VRANCELLE 4658                7   1  1    45       HELLSWORN (450)
-SARJSKI 4659                  6   2  0    41       HELLSWORN (450)
-BAZTHRAX 4660                 6   2  0    41       HELLSWORN (450)
 POP IDOL 4617                 6   3  0    39       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 HITHELLIENE 4596              7  15  0    36       RED DOG GANG (356)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORD WALTON 4612              3   6  0    30       LENPROS (145)
 SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603           2   2  1    29       GAMEHENDGE (299)
 PRINCESS DIANA 4614           4   5  0    28       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 ECK 4649                      3   1  1    26       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DON FRANCIS 4619              1   1  0    22       LENPROS (145)
-CELL BLABBER 4616             3   3  0    19       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
-OBBO 4656                     4   1  0    17       HELLSWORN (450)
 THE BOY KING 4615             4   5  0    17       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 IRISH CREAM 4654              1   0  0    13       RED DOG GANG (356)
 KLINK 4647                    2   2  0     8       THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
 HENDGE CLIPPER 4602           1   3  0     8       GAMEHENDGE (299)
-FRENCH VETO 4618              1   3  0     6       WORLDLY DECLINE (445)
 FORTUNETELLER 4669            0   1  0     1       CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KILLER JOE 4652        1  1 0 RED DOG GANG 356      ECK 4649              533 JUST REV

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TOSSED 4563            1  1 0 THE SALADS 442        SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603   533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Scribe -- Well, at our age, we need the rest. -- Senator Sedalia and Old Doc Circ

Trying to convert a Fence Post was like banging my head against a tree! -- Cardinal
Arizpe (now wearing a larger hat)

Garcia -- You have shown me you are all the man I thought.  Well fought! -- Lady

Eck -- I am beginning to believe I am not cut out for this nonsense. -- Lord Walton

Mr Self Destruct -- Wow, that was something to see, the way you just blew up at the
end of the fight! -- Bigfoots

Sunlight Splatrz -- Yep, that's what we're getting today.  Sun and clouds, and they
keep shifting places in a ninstant. -- Dr Trinaire

Earthquake Ekthcuthe -- I tried that one, and Leeta wathn't buying it. -- Hithelliene

Cardinal Arizpe -- Uh...I'm not much on conversation, you know. -- Fence Post

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Street Legal
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARBO viciously subdued WROTE THE BOOK in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
MR SELF DESTRUCT viciously subdued LADY HUNTSMAN in a 3 minute Challenge match.
CARDINAL ARIZPE devastated HITHELLIENE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
LORD WALTON demolished KLINK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SGT. SCHMID unbelievably bested THE CLEAR in a exciting 4 minute master's fight.
BIGFOOTS was handily defeated by SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SCARECROW vanquished QUEEN CHINEE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DR TRINAIRE won victory over ECK in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
EARTHQUAKE EXCUSE overpowered PRINCESS DIANA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FENCE POST overcame SLEEPS ALL DAY in a exciting 4 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
POP IDOL viciously subdued HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute bloody conflict.
DON FRANCIS savagely defeated THE BOY KING in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory match.
HENDGE CLIPPER viciously subdued FORTUNETELLER in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
IRISH CREAM overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  40 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  16 -  0      38  |

Turn 535 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SGT. SCHMID 4569           17   9  0   99 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   WROTE THE BOOK 4540        22  21  0   88 GAMEHENDGE (299)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE CLEAR 4539             22  21  0   88 THE A'S -- LOSERS II (431)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SUNLIGHT SPLATRZ 4583      14  10  1   83 THE WARLOCKS (430)
SLASHING ATTACK  SCARECROW 3671              7   5  0   76 CIRCUS MAXIMUS (273)
PARRY-STRIKE     QUEEN CHINEE 4588          15  12  0   57 THE WARLOCKS (430)
BASHING ATTACK   CARDINAL ARIZPE 4645        4   1  0   46 LENPROS (145)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WROTE THE BOOK 4540.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE CLEAR 4539.  The ten other most popular fighters were MR SELF DESTRUCT 
3254, SLEEPS ALL DAY 4603, DON FRANCIS 4619, GARBO 3158, DR TRINAIRE 4606, ECK 4649, 
POP IDOL 4617, LORD WALTON 4612, SGT. SCHMID 4569, and SCARECROW 3671.

The least popular fighter this week was PRINCESS DIANA 4614.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUEEN CHINEE 4588, BIGFOOTS 4512, KLINK 4647, HITHELLIENE 4596, 


     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       TONY TWILO (5-4525) of HOUSE OF PANCAKES
                           MARCIE (36-6076) of MER DE NOMS
                          WAR EAGLE (55-3289) of DRAGONFYRE
                         WIPEY (82-12634) of UNJUSTLY RENAMED 
                           FORMIDABLE (82-17495) of F-TROOP 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes