Date   : 08/01/2012    Duedate: 08/14/2012


DM-30    TURN-685

This Weeks Top Honors


(30-4909) [14-3-2,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LENPROS (145)                  
(30-4909) [14-3-2,167]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPECKLE                        NODOHGO
RED DOG GANG (356)             WRATHMEN (59)
(30-4939) [16-10-0,68]         (30-5021) [2-0-0,18]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ALL JACKED UP (463)         50
2. WRATHMEN (59)               39      LENPROS (145)
3. DELTA BLUES (374)           12      Unchartered Team
4. LENPROS (145)                6
5. RED DOG GANG (356)           1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            %1306 763 40 63.1   1/ 1 LENPROS (145)            10  4 1
 2/ 2 WRATHMEN (59)            274 222 12 55.2   2/ 5 WRATHMEN (59)             9  6 2
 3/ 0 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     86  77 12 52.8   3/ 4 PACE'S WILD (321)         8  7 1
 4/ 4 PACE'S WILD (321)         73  71 15 50.7   4/ 2 ALL JACKED UP (463)       7  8 1
 5/ 5 DELTA BLUES (374)        127 124  3 50.6   5/ 3 DELTA BLUES (374)         6  5 0
 6/ 6 ALL JACKED UP (463)      133 132 18 50.2   6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (356)        5 10 1
 7/ 7 RED DOG GANG (356)       810 %1020 17 44.3   7/ 0 HER BEST ASSETS (461)     0  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     It's the Grand Opening of the Jacks Are Better Casino and Distillery.  Standing
in line waiting for the doors to open, we find the stables of Paces Wild and the
Lenpros first at the door.  The story begins....

     "Open these got ham doors!" I hear Pacemaker yell at the top of his lungs
through the closed doors.  With a chuckle and a grin I listen to my friend and open
the doors with welcome arms.  I see the Paces Wild team and the Lenpros elbowing each
other to get in.  I say "Save it for the tables you 2 stables!"  As the two rush the
black jack table that Jack Pot just so happens to be dealing on, they all converge
amongst the empty seats around the table.  As Jack Pot finishes the shuffle, he hands
the deck to Paceson Vorhees and says "Cut 'em."  All of the sudden, everyone
witnesses the sudden gleam of metal as his machete hacks the deck in 2!  Jack Pot
looks up and takes the blade from his hands, hits him upside the head with the flat
of the blade, and says "If you ever pull any shenanigans like that again, I'll send
you back to camp crystal lake!"  It just so happens he had a back up deck at the
ready,and the games began.
     In the middle of the black jack hands, Archbishop Arndht finally stands up and
proclaims "I can not do this any more, it's a sin, if you deal me another card, I'll
punch you in your chinny chin chin!  This is a place of ill repute, I dare not
dispute, look over there-- A prostitute!  I must repent!" the good archbishop yells
as he quickly exits the building.  Just then, the sexy little drink lady comes to the
table to attain every ones order.  Double shots of Gentleman Jack's finest whiskey
are ordered all around.  Upon the servers return, as soon as the glass hit the table
in front of Tooth Pace, it was quickly gargled.  To every ones astonishment, he
brings out his trusty tooth brush and commences to brushing his teeth with the sweet
liquor!  Honorable Hafale with a look of disgust says "I've never been sicker than to
watch a golem brush his teeth with liquor."  The rest of the Paces all laugh and fill
the air with their smoke and lewd comments.
     Just then, Jack Tripper the flamboyant host approaches the table.  "Welcome all,
welcome all!" he says with his best smile.  "I hope this is everything you thought it
would be and if it isn't, just let me know and i will do everything in my power to
make it so.  I am here to offer everyone these Jacks Are Better platinum member
players cards!  You will receive titanic discounts on on every dollar you spend!
Discounts on the room if you indulge in too much of Gentleman Jack's whisky, or on
any of our epic events that all take place right here!  Let your savings begin!"
With several quick flicks of the wrist, Jack Tripper launches every one's card
perfectly under their current black jack hands and dances off to the next table.

                                  to be continued..... (I'm burnt)

                                 -- Pat Sajak --

                        6 Months Ago -- The Eastern Deserts

     The battlefield was shrouded in darkness, save for the torches carried by a
number of the soldiers and several magical orbs of light, which circled above lazily
at the command of the wizards.  The engagement had been a short one, as three huge,
lumbering Phase Dragons burst from the nearby caverns and ran straight into the fully
prepared army.  The archers took a savage toll on the beasts before the elite
gladiators charged in to finish the fray.  As the soldiers cleared the massive bodies
from the cavern mouth a small group of hooded men gathered a short distance away.
     "There is no question about it.  These are creatures from the Kaikwok Gate."
said Rillion, thoughtfully stroking his short beard. "I just don't understand how
they are accessing our world again despite the gate being completely sealed."
     Alongside the mage, the manager known as The Greek Guy sharpened a gleaming
battle axe.  "The Dark One said something about a rift or tear.  I'm not really up on
Gate Metaphysics, Rill.  All I know is they're here and they shouldn't be."
     "Managerr said they wouldn't be gone long." Added Rascally Rabbit, looking far
more sinister than his manager name implied, "and that we needed to hold this area
until they got back.  So that's what we need to do."
     One of the scouts shouted a brief warning and the soldiers assumed battle
formation once more.  The three arena managers stepped back behind a shield thrown up
by Rillion and prepared for a second engagement.  Within a moment, a snarling wave of
Jaguar warriors erupted from the cavern, pouring out toward the soldiers.
     The Greek Guy took the point and motioned to the troops.  "Move to engage!  Form
up!  Initiate Shield Wall!  Archers, volley fire!"
     A cloud of enchanted arrows hissed into the night, and then descended to shower
death upon the charging Jaguar warriors.  Scores of the beast men went down under the
fire but it was just a small fraction of their overall numbers.  Within a moment the
first ranks of the jaguars leapt upon the prepared troops, tearing and rending with
their razor sharp talons and fangs.  Despite the massive numbers, the shield wall
held, and the gate beasts seemed to be taking the worst of the exchange.  After a
moment, however, the Jaguar Warriors found some holes in the ranks and burst through,
creating havoc amongst the defenders.
     "Second line-- advance!  First line-- fall back!"
     The first defensive line fell back in an organized retreat, while a second wave
of defenders moved up.  Within a moment, they formed up to from a second defensive
line, while those formerly in the front line moved back to regroup.  At the same
time, another wave of arrows showered from the sky and cut down the confused Jaguar
     "We learned a lot from the first Gate incursion." Rillion commented to RR.  "The
Jaguar Warriors can be a terror one on one, but they don't fight well in organized
battles.  Those enchanted arrows help a lot, too.  One shot, one kill."
     Despite the confident words, the Jaguars were inflicting a savage toll on the
soldiers.  It was true, that the majority of the troops were gladiators and former
gladiators who were now protected by immortality magic, but still if they were
consumed by the Gate monsters, there would be no return.  As the battle raged, it
became clear that there were too many Jaguar warriors for the small army to defeat.
Rillion flicked his staff and sent a fireball into the Jaguar's flank.  It erupted
into a flaming explosion of heat and pressure, sending scores of the beast men
flying.  As he did so, the Rabbit gathered a nearby troop and rushed to cut off a
Jaguar offensive.
     The Greek Guy motioned for the trumpeters to sound the retreat.  "Back up the
hill!  Form defensive units.  Skirmishers forward to slow the advance."
     "This is not going well." Rillion commented as he blasted away a row of Jaguars
with a bolt of lightning.
     As he prepared a second bolt, he noticed a large vortex opening nearby.  A
travelling Gate was being opened.  Which meant either more Jaguars, or...?
     A second small army of heavily armored gladiator-soldiers appeared.  At their 
head rode Managerr, on a white stallion, and the Dark One, on his black gelding.
They motioned and their warriors charged into the Jaguar Warriors flank.  The numbers
now more even, the first army charged down the hill.  Within minutes the Jaguar
forces were destroyed.  Only a handful survived to flee back into the cavern.
     "Good timing."  Rascally Rabbit chuckled, his eyebrow arched, "You couldn't have
arrived just a touch sooner?"
     "It took us a while to scout out the ruins of our old training grounds on the
other side of the Kaikwok Gate." Managerr responded, "We stopped by to gather the
second division, as we thought we might need the manpower.  Apparently we were right.
The other side of the old Gate is completely empty.  They are all gone."
     "Gone?  There were millions of beings on that world.  You're telling me that
they're all gone?"
     The Dark One waved his staff and a vision of the Kaikwok Gate world appeared.
It was decimated.  Forests burned and blasted, temples shattered, riverbeds and lakes
dried up and shriveled.  "As he said.  All gone.  We detected residual magic.  Gate
magic.  I am not certain if it was left from an invader that came, exterminated that
world and enslaved what was left of the population or possibly the denizens of that
world developed Gate travel on its own and departed a dying world.  We have no way of
knowing which is the case."
     The Greek Guy received a message from one of the army runners, read it quickly
and motioned to his fellows.  "The engineers are ready."
     He motioned to a figure high up on the cliffside above the cave.  In a moment, a
thunderous explosion shook the ground.  Instantly a shower of boulders, shards of
stone and dirt rained down, burying the cavern opening under half the mountainside.
     Rillion nodded.  "That will do for this Gate access, but I expect there will be

           Three Months Ago -- The Dark Citadel -- Isle of of the Eye

     The Brotherhood of the Blade sat around the titanic obsidian table where they
often planned and plotted together.  This occasion was more serious, however, than
their usual debates over gladiatorial tactics and battle plans.  They were instead
embroiled in a lengthy discourse regarding the ongoing Gate incursions that had been
     "Sheila and her mage council can't figure out how to stop it." Managerr noted.
     "Sheila?"  The Greek Guy chuckled, "First name basis now, are we?"
     Managerr smirked at him.  "They can close the Gate opening when they find it,
but then another one opens somewhere else within a few days.  At some point they are
going to get access in a remote area and we won't find it in time.  If they can move
in a large force, it will be next to impossible to beat them back and close the
access.  It will be a mess."
     "And we still have no idea who is behind this and what's going on." Rillion
     "What we do know is that we don't have enough days in the week to keep running
around closing gates and fighting battles.  We're shorthanded.  Zalgor's missing in
action and Caesar is off-world fighting wars of his own.  Without their forces it's
even worse."  Rascally Rabbit shuffled through his roster.  "I've lost 15% of my
personal troops and I know you all have suffered losses as well."
     Managerr agreed.  "We're definitely short on members.  Mad Max and Tig Toad are
retired.  With Zalgor inactive and Caesar battling Picts or whatnot, we are at five
members.  Just barely enough in normal times and way short in these times."
     "We need to recruit some new members." The Greek Guy stated.  "We have a
tournament coming up and can talk to some managers there.  We need to find those who
are like-minded and who would get along with the rest of us, which is not always
     "Agreed." said the Dark One from beneath his cowl, "We can then announce our new
members.  We need more men and more troops.  I think we all have some candidates in
mind.  First, they must have no other allegiances.  Second, they must have the
martial knowledge we expect from our members.  And, the Greek Guy mentioned, they
have to be able to deal with us."

                        Present Day -- the Isle of the Eye
     One of the arena scribes rushed into the GC headquarters.  "We need 100 runners
to travel to every city in the land.  We're being paid 1,000 gold sovereigns to get
the news out!"
     "What news?"
     "The Brotherhood of the Blade is expanding!!  Here is the announcement!"
              *****                   *****                   *****
     Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Brotherhood of the Blade has chosen to add the following
new members to our ranks.  Effective immediately, the following managers have been
offered and have accepted membership to the Brotherhood:

May their successes be great and their victories many under our banner!

     Officially -- Managerr -- Grand High Moose of the Brotrotherhood of the Blade

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 702): FAITH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 687): ROMO of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 686): VOLDEMORT of SAY MY NAME (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 683): BETTEY DECKER of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 684): PROFESSOR PUTT of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): PRINCESS BUBBLEGUM of ADVENTURE TIME 2 (Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): STRAY CAT of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): SHELLEY ANN of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): KUNG PAO KOLACTAN of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): GAMBIT of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 650): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): THE JOKER'S WILD (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 702): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 687): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 686): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 683): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 684): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 648): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 636): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 298): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 530): WRATHMEN (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 252): ARENAS III (Kharadmon?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 588): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 703): SEVEN WIT of WRATHMEN DM 20 (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                   (turn 702): BLOOD MONKEY of SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 690): WWC of WRESTLING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 685): SHOULDA 8 STEAK of PARKING LOT 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 683): LUMBER JACK of ALL JACKED UP (Pat Sajak, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 645): CIRCE of LADY OF THE MOON (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 635): MARCI FOOTE of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 297): SAVAGE SNOWBALL of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 529): LILLY SCOOTER of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Make that three titles!  Yes!  Feels like winning tournaments in a playoff!
Yes!  Slamming the putt into the back of the cup for a win!  Yes!
     With the 3rd title, I get my 17 points of political points, and just need to
stay alive through 20 fights and one more win for my trip to The Isle.  Can I?
     Thought you all would enjoy some Lenpro known tidbits of the current team.
two bonused damage, one hosed damage
two bonused undurance
one +4 riposte
one +1/4 attack
one + 1/4 defense
one +2 initiative
one +2 decisiveness
     Enough about my team.  Now for me.  Come and get me if you can, although it will
be difficult with three of my teammate wingmen in the way.
     'Til then,
     Professor Putt, Duelmaster III

                                      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!.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-1 outing, WRATHMEN 
has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for LUMBER JAK, who 
flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing HIGH POINTS like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this beast.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was MAJOR MILLER, who 
dropped 20 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KUNG-FU MASTER.  
Our battling duelmaster PROFESSOR PUTT has managed to hold the title, fending off 
BLIND LEMON's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DELTA BLUES.  Advice 
to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that PACE'S WILD was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of PACE'S WILD's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  PACE'S 
WILD + Weapons That go Boom = LENPROS + Avoid City.  And who is this KAELYN you ask, 
with 56 points and a 9-6-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Proving again that IAYE is not rated G, KEIRA of the 
WRATHMEN slew the warrior MIDNIGHT BARKER in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a 
bloodfeud.  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     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?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROFESSOR PUTT 4909          14   3  2   167       LENPROS (145)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENATOR SMITH 4900           24   6  0   103       LENPROS (145)
 ARCHBISHOP ARNDT 4872        17  15  2    99       LENPROS (145)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEADBELLY 4405               19  14  0    89       DELTA BLUES (374)
 BLIND LEMON 4946             15   8  0    89       DELTA BLUES (374)
 CHEVY PACE 4936              12   8  2    85       PACE'S WILD (321)
 KAIJHEK 3813                 14  12  0    82       WRATHMEN (59)
 HONORABLE HAFALE 4878        12   7  0    80       LENPROS (145)
 MAJOR MILLER 4962            10   2  0    79       LENPROS (145)
 SPECKLE 4939                 16  10  0    68       RED DOG GANG (356)
 SULTRY WALK 4885             11   8  1    68       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 BO CARTER 4956               11  10  1    68       DELTA BLUES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PACEMASK 4951                 8   6  1    61       PACE'S WILD (321)
 KEIRA 5002                    7   3  1    59       WRATHMEN (59)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAELYN 4160                   9   6  0    56       WRATHMEN (59)
 PACESON VORHEES 4891         13  12  3    55       PACE'S WILD (321)
 TOOTH PACE 4890              12  14  2    52       PACE'S WILD (321)
 PANAMA JACK 5014              3   2  1    44       ALL JACKED UP (463)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONEYBOY 4974                 3   1  0    34       DELTA BLUES (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENTLEMAN JACK 5011           3   4  2    33       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 JOHN WAYNE PACEY 4988         4   2  0    28       PACE'S WILD (321)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMBER JAK 5028               1   0  0    22       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 NEOR FEY 5019                 2   2  1    21       WRATHMEN (59)
 NODOHGO 5021                  2   0  0    18       WRATHMEN (59)
 HOUN' DAWG 5009               3   5  0    14       RED DOG GANG (356)
 HIGH POINTS 4958              3   2  0    11       HER BEST ASSETS (461)
 JACK TRIPER 5030              1   0  0    10       ALL JACKED UP (463)
 RED ROVER 5018                2   2  0     8       RED DOG GANG (356)
 JR. KIMBROUGH 5010            0   1  0     1       DELTA BLUES (374)
 OLD BROWN 5031                0   1  0     1       RED DOG GANG (356)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMBITIOUS GUARD         0  0 0                      PANAMA JACK 5014      685  NONE
JACK LEG 13 5029        0  1 0 ALL JACKED UP 463    WURM KIN              685  NONE
JACK POT 5006           4  3 1 ALL JACKED UP 463    MIDNIGHT BARKER 4953  684   
JACK TRIPPER 5003       4  4 1 ALL JACKED UP 463    PACEMASK 4951         684   
DOUBLE D'S 4959         1  2 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  HIGH ELF              685  NONE
FULL LIPS 5007          0  1 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  BANDIT PRINCE         685  NONE
SLIM WAIST 5008         0  1 0 HER BEST ASSETS 461  MOUNTAIN TROLL        685  NONE
MIDNIGHT BARKER 4953    7 15 1 RED DOG GANG 356     KEIRA 5002            685   
NOISY 4991              4  4 1 RED DOG GANG 356     PACESON VORHEES 4891  681  NOT REVENGED
OLD BLUE 5020           1  2 0 RED DOG GANG 356     NEOR FEY 5019         684   
LALA 3788              16 13 0 WRATHMEN 59          PROFESSOR PUTT 4909   683   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lumber Jack -- Great match!  I think you outdrove me, but when it came to sinking the
putt and finishing the deal, well, there I was.  Drive for show, but putt for dough.
Get it?  Good luck in the Big Time. -- Duelmaster Professor Putt

Chevy Pace -- That was a quick vote.  I am surprised.  I guess I just had many more
backers than I thought. -- Senator Smith

Blind Lemon -- I think I was the blind one.  Well done!  You showed me you are my
better. -- Honorable Hafale

Leadbelly -- Thank goodness the lead is not in your pants, but you surely acted like
it.  Maybe next time? -- Major Miller

Bo Carter -- Thanks for the friendly tussle.  My prayers must have worked best. --
Archbishop Arndt

All -- I tried the Philly Face and managed a weak 1-3 in initiates.  I guess that is
why I have not yet been promoted to colonel.  (sigh) -- Major Miller

Kharodman and The Wrathmen -- Congrats on your big, big point gain!  No wonder we
avoid. -- Lenpro

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Iaye Forever. -- Lenpro

Red Rover -- I've now got flea bites all over me!  Thanks. -- Neor Fey

Honorable Hafale -- Momma told me there'd be days like these. -- Kaighek

Speckle -- Thanks for allowing me to be the one to prevent an ohfer. -- Keira

Pat Sajak -- Let's see... 2-8 in the past two turns... something like 1-6 vs Lenpros
since we returned... and last turn he planted my top fighter six feet under.  (A
style I had thought myself to be fairly proficient at running.)  Having a hard time
finding much to talk smack about. -- Kharadmon

Lala:  10(1)-14(1)-11-17-15-6-13 SL, 51 skills learned, AE init, AE attack, Ex
defense.  Solid design but just didn't have any knack. -- Kharadmon

All -- Lumber Jack: 17(2)-5-19-11-17-10-7 started awesome damage with 15 st.  AD ex
in, exp+3 att, ga fav,mod\low
Jack Pot:  7-13-9-17-17-4-17 AB  Halloween bound baby!!
Jack Tripper:  15-13-11-21-9-8-7 ST   Also another pumpkin patcher.  Between sunset
and here I;m building quite the undead army! -- Pat Sajak --

Lenpro -- Thanx for the prayer to the RUGs on the Jack Pot roll up.  Any way you can
pray to them to bring him back for me?? -- Pat Sajak --

All -- If any one is interested, Pacemaker and I are writing stories that take place
in the Jacks Are Better Casino.  Any information on warriors, or ideas or sugestions
are welcome.(And help too!) -- Pat Sajak --

     I have done nothing but put the spotlight this time into standard formatting.
     If you want me to do any serious editing, break it into standard "conversational
     paragraphs," and so on, let me know next time, okay? -- the Editor

Jorja -- I deserved that. It's about time you dogs got some bite about you.  If you
have to play by certain rules for certain reasons, I wish those rules could be lifted
and let you play the way you want to. If you could bloodfeud and challenge.... -- Pat
Sajak --

Pacemaker -- I hear rumors of a new arena starting up.  I can't wait to put that
double 21 we won in there!! -- Pat Sajak --

All -- Looks like my personal ads for last turn got misplaced in the shuffle.  Maybe
they will be here this turn.  I'm guessing that my strategies arrived late and there
wasn't enough time for personals?  Ah well, here's a brief re-cap in case they don't
show. -- Kharadmon, trying to remember what he hastily wrote...

Lala, 10(1)-14(1)-11-17-15-6-13 SL.  AE Init, AE att, Ex def, 51 skills learned,
solid design... but never really consistantly performed up to her expected potential.
First slasher to achieve a defense rating in basic--that was a shock.  Created, I
believe, late '98 to early '99.  I'd sworn not to make any more slashers after using
every good to great rollup ont hem for three years, but since I still needed to
graduate a slasher here in Iaye I allowed another. -- Kharadmon

Pat Sajak -- Two and eight in the last two turns, four and eleven in the past
three... and my top gladiator planted six feet under this past turn.  (A style I had
considered myself proficient at running.)  Not seeing much to talk smack about.
Honestly, though, if it came down to either talking smack or saying nothing... I'd
probably be silent.  Been there, done that... not enjoyable for me.  To each his own.
-- Kharadmon

And now on to this cycle's ads:

Midnight Barker -- We will be sure not to walk along the edge after dark. *g* --

Looks like my BF didn't go through last cycle, either.  It's been a while... you
still just circle the name and ID# in the challenge section, correct?  Or do you have
to circle it in red, highlight it, write bloodfeud and draw a bunch of arrows
pointing to it? -- Kharadmon

     It's been a while since I did input, but it couldn't hurt to write BF by the
     challenge. -- the Editor

Speckle -- Mental note:  Scratching behind ears good... pulling on tail, not so much.
-- Keira

Lenpro -- Thanks.  As we both know it's part of it.  Never once thought it was
desired or intentional. -- Kharadmon

Speaking of...  Sorry 'bout Old Blue, Jorja.  Hope the replacement is at least as
good if not better. -- Kharadmon

Old Blue -- Well... chit!  Near Fey

Red Rover -- Move on Rover.  I've got places to be, people to see. -- Nodohgo

Tooth Pace -- Thanks for the offer, but I'll use my own. -- Kajhek

Panama Jack -- Any relation to Baltimore Jack?  He went out for a ride and never came
back. -- Kaelyn

Jack Pot -- Well, darn.  I didn't mean to bite you THAT hard. -- Midnight Barker

Keira -- If you don't LISTEN when your Dog warns you, there will be more trouble than
you realize.  I SAID you should quit at the end of the first minute, but you didn't
LISTEN. -- Speckle

John Wayne Pacey -- That's no way to treat a Good Dog. -- Houn' Dawg

Neor Fey -- The horror!  The tragedy!  There were cats I hadn't chased yet.  Bones I
hadn't chewed.  My future prospects have been blasted, too. -- Ghost of Old Blue

Nodohgo -- What?  I'm not getting what kind of trick that's supposed to be. -- Red

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOUBLE D'S was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FULL LIPS was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SLIM WAIST was put to death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena match.
JACK LEG 13 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
PACESON VORHEES was overpowered by HONORABLE HAFALE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
TOOTH PACE was devastated by SPECKLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PROFESSOR PUTT devastated BLIND LEMON in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
MAJOR MILLER was viciously subdued by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute fight.
SENATOR SMITH won victory over KAIJHEK in a 2 minute expert's duel.
ARCHBISHOP ARNDT savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 1 minute expert's duel.
LEADBELLY overpowered SULTRY WALK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BO CARTER was defeated by CHEVY PACE in a 1 minute bloody veteran's match.
KAELYN handily defeated JOHN WAYNE PACEY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PACEMASK demolished GENTLEMAN JACK in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MIDNIGHT BARKER was easily killed by KEIRA in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PANAMA JACK slaughtered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
HONEYBOY vanquished HOUN' DAWG in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
HIGH POINTS was devastated by LUMBER JAK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NODOHGO defeated JR. KIMBROUGH in a exciting 5 minute novice's bout.
RED ROVER was savagely defeated by NEOR FEY in a 1 minute novice's match.
JACK TRIPER devastated OLD BROWN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        18 -  15 -  3      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  30 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  33 -  4      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  19 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 685 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PROFESSOR PUTT 4909        14   3  2  167 LENPROS (145)
TOTAL PARRY      SENATOR SMITH 4900         24   6  0  103 LENPROS (145)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARCHBISHOP ARNDT 4872      17  15  2   99 LENPROS (145)
LUNGING ATTACK   CHEVY PACE 4936            12   8  2   85 PACE'S WILD (321)
BASHING ATTACK   MAJOR MILLER 4962          10   2  0   79 LENPROS (145)
PARRY-LUNGE      KEIRA 5002                  7   3  1   59 WRATHMEN (59)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KAELYN 4160                 9   6  0   56 WRATHMEN (59)
AIMED BLOW       PACESON VORHEES 4891       13  12  3   55 PACE'S WILD (321)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPECKLE 4939.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was NODOHGO 5021.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLIM WAIST 5008, KAIJHEK 

The least popular fighter this week was OLD BROWN 5031.  The other ten least popular 
PACE 4890, and PACESON VORHEES 4891.