DUELMASTERS NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/10/2003    Duedate: 06/06/2003

CHIMLEVTAL ARENA

DM-31    TURN-226

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SARCOPHAGUS
ASSASSIN NATION (515)
(31-4766) [15-8-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SARCOPHAGUS                    PANTOMIME
ASSASSIN NATION (515)          DARKNESS FALLS (500)
(31-4766) [15-8-1,112]         (31-4527) [7-2-1,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ODYSSEUS                       TIGBASA
OVERLORDS (509)                STORMWATCH (440)
(31-4637) [19-21-1,94]         (31-4868) [8-3-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOUTH PARK (539)            39
2. ASSASSIN NATION (515)       35      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. SOL INVICTUS (469)          35      Unchartered Team
4. UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)      33
5. THE STORMBRINGERS (359)     29      ULTRAPALOOZA (533)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ULTRAPALOOZA (533)        14   5  0 73.7   1/ 1 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  12  3 0
 2/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   112  56  9 66.7   2/ 2 SOL INVICTUS (469)       11  2 0
 3/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)        56  32  5 63.6   3/ 4 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  11  4 0
 4- 4*5 BELOW ZERO (518)        18  11  0 62.1   4/ 7 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     10  4 0
 5- 5 RED AVENGERS (498)        45  30  2 60.0   5/12 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    8  5 1
 6/ 0*SOUTH PARK (539)           3   2  0 60.0   6/ 3 NUMBERS GAME (403)        8  7 1
 7/ 7*DARKNESS FALLS (500)      15  11  1 57.7   7/15 SINGLE MALTS (501)        8  7 0
 8/ 6 NUMBERS GAME (403)       189 141 13 57.3   8/ 6 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  7  5 1
 9/ 8 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  129 101 10 56.1   9/13 OVERLORDS (509)           7  7 0
10/ 9 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     538 446 21 54.7  10/ 5 SOLIPSISM II (458)        7  8 1
11/10 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 245 204  9 54.6  11/10 STORMWATCH (440)          7  8 0
12/11 DARQUE FORCES (422)       96  83  4 53.6  12/19*DRAGON BOYS (534)         7  8 0
13/13 MYTH (497)                43  39  1 52.4  13/22*ULTRAPALOOZA (533)        6  3 0
14/16 PLATOON (513)             65  60  6 52.0  14/ 8 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     6  9 2
15/15 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  283 262 23 51.9  15/17 WILLBENDERS (479)         6  9 0
16/14 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    331 308 45 51.8  16/21 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  9 0
17/12*DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)   10  10  0 50.0  17/29 PLATOON (513)             5  5 1
18/ 0*LEGION OF CHAOS 2 (505)    6   6  0 50.0  18- 9*5 BELOW ZERO (518)        5  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/17 OVERLORDS (509)          294 308 17 48.8  19/16 MYTH (497)                5  7 0
20/18 WILLBENDERS (479)         50  55  2 47.6  20/24 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   5 10 1
21/ 0*GRYFFINDOR HOUSE (482)    11  13  0 45.8  21/25 THE CANUCKS (58)          5 10 0
22-20*CRIMSON BLADE (423)       15  18  4 45.5  22/14 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0
23/23 STORMWATCH (440)         102 127  9 44.5  23/23*DARKNESS FALLS (500)      4  0 1
24/21 THE CANUCKS (58)         223 279 21 44.4  24/20*DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)   4  6 0
25/24 SOLIPSISM II (458)        62  82  6 43.1  25/32 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)       4 11 0
26/25*DRAGON BOYS (534)          9  12  1 42.9  26/ 0*SOUTH PARK (539)          3  2 0
27-28 BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)     32  44  1 42.1  27-11*CRIMSON BLADE (423)       3  5 1
28/29 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      214 301 31 41.6  28-26 BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)     3  7 0
29/26 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        24  34  1 41.4  29-18 RED AVENGERS (498)        2  3 0
30/30 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   79 114 11 40.9  30/ 0*GRYFFINDOR HOUSE (482)    1  0 0
31/ 0*WOODPILE (521)             8  12  1 40.0  31/ 0*LEGION OF CHAOS 2 (505)   1  2 0
32/33 SINGLE MALTS (501)        31  47  1 39.7  32/ 0*WOODPILE (521)            1  4 1
33/31 THE OTHER ONES (404)      43  66  2 39.4  33/33 THE OTHER ONES (404)      1  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

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #59 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

On the coast north of Zukal:

     The half hour it took for Harlund to return with his rowboat seemed a lot
longer.  Ghenis had finished his examination of the tracks and returned to the beach
to stare again at Veleks' body on the rock.  He was reasonably sure that the running
footsteps belonged to his thief, Veleks.  But the hoofmarks....  Long and narrow,
almost triangular in outline, and as deep as those made by a galloping horse carrying
a fully armored knight.  He didn't like the possibilities those tracks hinted at.  If
they didn't come from a native and natural beast, what then?
     The rumor was that magic was in a state of major decline due to something or
other--not that he depended on magic for anything important.  He would have expected
that to mean that interdimensional Gates couldn't be opened.  But what if the reverse
was the case, and it meant that Gates couldn't be held shut?  What if they could--
should--expect a growing flood of alien creatures, maybe even another Chaos war?  He
didn't want to think it might be coming to that, but no intelligent, practical man
denied a possibility just because he didn't like it.  And Ghenis hoped that he was
both intelligent and practical.  He frowned at Harlund, who was rowing slowly closer
along the shore.  He'd have to question the beach walker, and from what he'd seen,
Harlund would demand money just to listen, and maybe more to answer.  Greedy wretch.
     Ghenis climbed into the rowboat and sat where Harlund directed him.  The water
was cold, he could feel the chill coming up through the bottom of the boat.  And
clearer than he'd expected.  Not that there was anything of interest to see on the
muddy bottom.  A rock or two, algae furred sticks...a crisp, green curve with a line
of bright gold showing?  He leaned over to look more closely.
     "You trying to tip us over?" Harlund demanded.
     "I thought I saw something down there."  He twisted to look back as the beach
walker kept rowing.
     Harlund glanced at the shore, straight back and to either side.  "You probably
did," he said finally.  "This must be near enough to where the _Light of Els_ went
down."
     "Should we mark the place so you can salvage--?"
     "I wouldn't touch anything out of that ship," the beach walker said flatly.
"Nor would anyone else on this coast.  In the two hundred or more years since the
_Light_ sank, I don't think anyone's touched so much as a piece of driftwood from
it."
     Ghenis raised his eyebrows but asked no more questions.  He didn't think Harlund
would answer them, and better not to show too much interest.  But when he got back to
Zukal, he would find out all he could about a ship named the _Light of Els_.  He
returned his attention to the bottom sliding past under them.  There might be
something he could use down there.
     As they neared the rock, the bottom fell away into opaque depths.  Ten feet,
Harlund had said, but for all he could see, it might as easily have been a hundred.
He looked at Veleks and saw that the thief was moving a little.  Still alive?
Amazing.  And gratifying.  Veleks could answer some questions, then.  He was looking
forward to that.

Ibizond, between Murska and Korga:

     The news from the east was confused, more rumor than definite report, but to
Lord Protectors with time on their hands, rumor was enough.  Aghtamar and Zilla, both
Korgans who had trained in Veastian, hatched the idea between them: that they should
go east toward Zuwayza and find out what really was going on.  There might be action,
and action was something lacking in their lives since graduation.  Fist of Kjarran, a
Zuwayzan visiting the team Korgan Crusade, decided that his duty was to go with them:
there would be a chance to serve the Glorious Empire and acquire merit in the eyes of
Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde.
     The journey south from Veastian to Ibizond, a matter of some thirty miles, was
straightforward but tedious.  Mile after mile of forest, with nothing but the
possibility of a wild Shew to break the monotony, was not exciting.  And apparently
all the wild Shews were hanging out around Veastian and contributing to the troubles
there, rather than keeping travelers from falling asleep on the road to the south.
     Ibizond itself, on the main traders' road from Zuwayza and Malcorn to Murska and
Zensu was bigger than Korga but much like it.  The population was a mixture of
Karnhorn types and Harkeny, the houses were built of stone and logs, and the
government was treading a careful line between independence and Karnhorn domination.
They reached it just before sunset.
     Fist of Kjarran looked at the wooden palisade critically.  "That might stop the
Shews," he said, "but any day the Glorious Empire truly wants to take Ibizond, it
will fall.  No two ways about that."
     Zilla snorted.  "Korga wasn't a pushover, what makes you think Ibizond would
be?"
     "The Glorious Empire needs Ibizond," Fist said calmly.  "Therefore, at the right
time it will take Ibizond."  He shrugged.  "But not today."  He looked around the
main plaza curiously.  "Let's find someplace to eat and then keep going.  We could
make it to Korga tonight, I bet."
     "Too far," Zilla said.  "Close to thirty miles, and it's hilly."
     "And you'd do well not to travel after dark," someone said behind them.
     All three spun around, hands going to their swords but not drawing.  The man
behind them was tall, with gray-streaked reddish brown hair and the indefinable but
unmistakable air of a gladiator.
     "Me and Zilla grew up around Korga," Aghtamar said.  "We know the area.  And
we're all gladiators, Lord Protectors.  Sure, there's more risk at night than by day,
but--"
     "There are new problems on the road," the man said.  "My name's Cadal, gladiator
from Murska, and I'd be glad to tell you about them.  The food at the Red Cow is
good," he added, gesturing toward a modest inn.  "I'll buy dinner.  And then I have a
proposition for you."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #60 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga and vicinity:

     Aghtamar pushed back her bowl with a sigh of satisfaction.  She'd probably eaten
better venison stew, but she couldn't remember when.  "So tell us about the new
danger on the road here," she invited.
     Cadal drained his tankard of ale and folded his arms on the table.  "We don't
know what it is," he said, "but there have been more than a dozen travelers' deaths
between here and Mirkon [the next town east of Korga] that can't be accounted for by
any of the usual hazards.  All but one instance were lone travelers, all were moving
after dark.  A courier, a couple of traders, the rest we're not sure about.  Two
female, the rest male.  Karnhorns, mostly, but three Harkenes, a couple westerners,
Convincian, maybe.  All armed, four mounted and the others on foot."
     "A mixed lot," Fist of Kjarran said, nodding.  "Nothing to link them together--"
     "Except the way they died.  The doctor here that examined some of the bodies
called it 'heart failure'."  Cadal grimaced.  "Those of us that have been patrolling
the road and found the bodies call it 'dead of fear'.  The looks on their faces...."
He shook his head slightly.  "Whatever they met terrified them.  All but the oldest
two had run long and hard before they dropped.  We figure the oldest ones simply died
on the spot where they met...whatever it was."
     "Not a lot to go on, if you're thinking we can help you hunt this killer," Zilla
said critically.  "I suppose there aren't any tracks?"
     "Nothing we can be sure of," Cadal admitted.  "My idea is to bait them--send a
likely traveler along the road after dark and follow, hoping to come on something."
     "Damned big risk you're asking your decoy to take," Aghtamar pointed out.
     "Yes, that's why I only want Lord Protectors on this."
     "I can do this," Fist of Kjarran said briskly.  "For the glory of the Empire and
in the service of Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde, I will serve as bait to lure out
this killer who preys on innocent travelers!"

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."

Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, sat in his study and stared into the fire.  He
was alone, and it was very late.  A bottle of wine and a goblet sat on the table at
his elbow, but he didn't reach for them.  Getting drunk might make him forget his
problems for the night, but in the morning, the problems would still be there, and
he'd have Shew-sized hangover to go with them.  Better to pass on the wine.
     Had he done the right thing in releasing the Dregur from the Silent Place?  Yes.
Or at least, releasing them wasn't a wrong thing.  Caging them because the Karnhorns
didn't know how to live with them and hadn't the power to kill them had been a wrong
thing.  Blackie believed with his whole heart that death was better than a cage.  And
he had known the risks he was taking--the risks he was subjecting everyone in the
area to--when he released the Dregur.  Some innocent people would die of encounters
with the Dregur...as innocent people were dying every day at the hands of the
invaders.
     Blackie's eyes went to the wine bottle.  That was what haunted him, the innocent
people.  Hell, even some of the invaders were innocent in all the ways that counted,
drafted from their Eastern homes at the command of some powerful lord and sent to
Alastari to fight and die.  Telling himself that fewer innocents would die this way
was cold comfort.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 456): LAWN DART GOALIE of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): MANUEL TRANSMISSION of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): TROTLINE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): COLDHEART of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): CHALICE of SUPERIOR FORCES from LAPUR (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 456): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): SPRITE'S ROGUES (Warsprite, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 463): HOWLING LOON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 455): PRIASA SON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
                            BRAYL ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 224): SAMPSA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                               BLADEFIST of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                            NO CHASER of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 396): LA BELLE SORCIERE of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 303): JESSIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in CHIMLEVTAL a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  I understand that The 
Victory Tavern is buying the drinks for PLATOON tonight, to honor their rise to 17th 
after this turns 2-0-1.  Hmmm.  The LORDS OF VALHALLA guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  CHIMLEVTAL welcomes a new team to our ranks, unofficially of course, for now.  
But welcome nonetheless to SOUTH PARK.  Let's see what you can do.  And let's see, 
SARCOPHAGUS fought JUSTINIAN and gained 35 points and contributed to ASSASSIN 
NATION's 2-3-1.  DELWYNNDWN has lost to SUBOTAI, falling 17 points, while helping 
make THE NIGHTHAWKS a 2-3-0 turn.  Well done, CHIMLEVTAL, the Duelmaster was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps DROSS is not as thrilled, being challenged 7 
times.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between SHEWISH GIANT and our Duelmaster 
DROSS, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  Defending his title for another turn, DROSS 
kept DARK ARENA's warrior, SHEWISH GIANT, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Victory Tavern uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  THE NIGHTHAWKS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were CHIMLEVTAL's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided THE NIGHTHAWKS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was THE STORMGUARDS.  Anyone surprised?  I don't know about you, but FREY 
challenging down 22 points to WILLBENDERS' SIR CYRUS, is not really worthy of 
STORMWATCH.  We're not surprised to hear that FREY defeated SIR CYRUS, but I bet it 
would be interesting to hear why STORMWATCH made such a challenge.  In a brave 
attempt, LOCO from SOLIPSISM II challenged up 18 points to fight GREYSCALES from the 
THE STORMBRINGERS stable.  LOCO perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was 
bested by GREYSCALES and ended up with 15 recognition points.  ARL HAMMERHAND of THE 
STORMGUARDS had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought ARL HAMMERHAND showed great skill and promise when 
he defeated DINGUS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  DROSS must have surprised SOLIPSISM II this turn, after they sent him to 
the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  Banners at half mast, 
warriors, SOLIPSISM II has lost SLAG, and you might say all of CHIMLEVTAL has felt 
the loss, except maybe UNFIT TO BE ORCS.  RASCAL has departed CHIMLEVTAL, leaving 
ASSASSIN NATION without their 10-11-3 warrior.  Question, just what was his team 
doing at the taverns last night?  Hearty mugs of ale were raised in CHIMLEVTAL today 
as JUSTINIAN was bid farewell to a 16-9-0 warrior, with SARCOPHAGUS of ASSASSIN 
NATION standing silent and pensive.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the 
graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in CHIMLEVTAL and I've a long road ahead 
of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in CHIMLEVTAL again, farewell-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARCOPHAGUS 4766             15   8  1   112       ASSASSIN NATION (515)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIFFIN 4510                 11   6  1   111       MYTH (497)
 SIR YDER 4353                14   7  0   108       WILLBENDERS (479)
 LOVELY BONES 4850             9   1  3   108       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 GILGAMESH 4428               11   8  0   107       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 MACIOBELLY 4392              13   5  2   101       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 SODOM 4368                   12   7  0   101       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 AIRBORNE 4729                18  10  2   100       PLATOON (513)
 FREY 4197                    13  15  2    98       STORMWATCH (440)
-CATSEYE 4573                  9   4  0    95       RED AVENGERS (498)
 ODYSSEUS 4637                19  21  1    94       OVERLORDS (509)
 PI 4315                      15  11  3    94       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 4345       13  10  0    94       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 PEKKO 4227                   12   6  1    92       SOL INVICTUS (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBOTAI 4380                 12  10  0    86       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 UNCAS 4189                   17  14  0    85       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 PALLADICE 3968               18  25  3    84       STORMWATCH (440)
 UNICORN 4507                 10   7  0    81       MYTH (497)
 DOOM HAMMER 3566             15  23  2    78       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 SNIPER 4724                  15  13  0    78       PLATOON (513)
-THE TOUGH TIGER 4512          9   6  1    78       RED AVENGERS (498)
 DELWYNNDWN 4141              11  19  2    77       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045             7   5  0    74       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-BUSTER BUNNY 2862            11  21  2    73       LOONY TOONS (206)
 PANTOMIME 4527                7   2  1    73       DARKNESS FALLS (500)
 GAELIN BLACKTALON 4140       10  20  4    68       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 DEE-DEE 4354                  9  12  1    68       WILLBENDERS (479)
 SIR CYRUS 4407                9  10  1    67       WILLBENDERS (479)
 GEORGE WEASLEY 4375           7   1  0    67       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE (482)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DASKON 4464                   9   8  1    66       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 LUCKY 7 4895                  8   3  0    66       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 CHIMERA 4509                  9   8  0    64       MYTH (497)
 LAPHROAIG 4529                7   9  0    63       SINGLE MALTS (501)
-JAIME PRESSLY 4465           10   5  0    62       BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)
 CURAECEN 4848                 6   6  0    62       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 VOMITO 4840                   9   4  0    58       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 INMAR 4388                    7   8  0    58       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-BALTA MALJA 4207              7   3  1    57       VALTARNA (466)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OIL CAN HARRY 3814            6   7  0    56       THE CANUCKS (58)
 RAVAGED 3592                 13   6  0    55       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 DEATHWING 3921                9  12  2    55       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 GOMORRAH 4337                 8  12  1    55       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-ROGUE 3593                    9   9  0    54       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 OBAN 4530                     8   7  1    52       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 SIR PELLEAS 4352             10  11  0    51       WILLBENDERS (479)
 NAPULAK 4467                 10   6  0    50       STORMWATCH (440)
-GOLDEN TURTLE 4513           10   5  0    49       RED AVENGERS (498)
 TIGBASA 4868                  8   3  0    49       STORMWATCH (440)
-VALTA BORDA 4318              5   1  0    48       VALTARNA (466)
 GLENLIVET 4528                4  12  0    48       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 TALISKER 4923                 7   3  0    47       SINGLE MALTS (501)
-BIRGITTE NIELSON 4873         5   5  0    47       BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)
 PHOENICIA 4502                7   7  0    46       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 TRASHIUS 4980                 5   3  0    46       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993       6   1  0    44       OVERLORDS (509)
 VILI 4597                     9   7  1    43       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 CLAMOR 4875                   6   6  1    40       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 DROKK 4014                    5   2  2    40       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 VALKYRIE 4958                 5   3  1    40       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-STIGMA OF STUPID 4948         3   3  1    40       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 SIR VILLARS 4351              8  13  0    38       WILLBENDERS (479)
 ALT 4839                      7   6  0    38       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 RELKIN 5008                   4   0  1    37       DRAGON BOYS (534)
-BLISTER 4853                  4   1  0    36       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
-STRONGARM 4514                7   8  0    35       RED AVENGERS (498)
 HUNGRY BONES 4720             6   5  0    35       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849           5   7  1    35       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 BATISTA 5002                  4   0  0    35       ULTRAPALOOZA (533)
-CREATURE 5004                 3   0  0    35       ULTRAPALOOZA (533)
 GREYSCALES 4917               6   4  0    34       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TELLAS ARIGO 3727             6   2  2    33       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 JENNIFER GARNER 5013          4   0  0    33       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941          3   5  1    33       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025          3   1  0    33       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 ABYSSINIAN 4918               7   3  0    32       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 CHERRY 2000 4994              5   2  0    32       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888              3   8  1    32       OVERLORDS (509)
 LAPU-LAPU 4555                6   8  0    30       STORMWATCH (440)
 VENGEANCE 4369                4   6  2    30       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 GAZA 4571                     7   5  0    29       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 RAKAMA 5009                   3   2  0    28       DRAGON BOYS (534)
-DEFIANCE 4262                 6   7  2    27       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-BLUE 4852                     4   2  0    27       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 THE SIN BEGINS 5003           2   2  0    27       ULTRAPALOOZA (533)
-CRANIAL VOID 5001             2   1  0    27       ULTRAPALOOZA (533)
 JO LUDAN 5046                 6   6  1    25       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-ADAPA ASHUR 4114              4   1  0    25       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
-RUMPLESTILTSKIN 4855          6   0  0    24       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 SPATHA 4996                   5   0  1    24       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ARYAN BARBARIAN 4877          4   0  1    24       WOODPILE (521)
 HAND OF DOOM 5005             3   2  0    24       ULTRAPALOOZA (533)
 HEX 4558                      2   2  0    24       LEGION OF CHAOS 2 (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043            5   2  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 MALICE 4986                   3   4  0    23       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-DARK WATER 4899               6   3  1    22       RED AVENGERS (498)
 ONE HIT WONDER 5000           3   3  2    22       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961         2   4  0    22       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ARL HAMMERHAND 5023           2   0  0    22       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 I'MIC 4583                    3   8  0    21       SOLIPSISM II (458)
-? 4857                        3   3  0    20       5 BELOW ZERO (518)
 ZARLIFF THE LICH 5032         3   0  0    20       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 MAGOG 5031                    1   2  0    19       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 LADY CHAOS 4557               3   1  0    18       LEGION OF CHAOS 2 (505)
 LES NAYLE 5044                3   9  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 LOCO 4991                     3   3  0    15       SOLIPSISM II (458)
 LAGAVULIN 5019                2   2  0    15       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 RYU-KISHIN 5033               2   1  0    15       OVERLORDS (509)
 RAUNI 5035                    2   0  0    15       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 NORGEN PELH 5042              3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 CARTMAN 5078                  1   0  0    13       SOUTH PARK (539)
 RAPTOR 4594                   3   3  0    12       THE CANUCKS (58)
 TIMMY 5077                    1   0  0    12       SOUTH PARK (539)
 JOLENE BLALOCK 5016           2   2  0    11       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CURF 5034                     1   2  0    11       DRAGON BOYS (534)
-BROOKE BURNS 5051             1   0  0    11       BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)
 SYDNEY BRISTOW 5053           1   1  0    11       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 SCARECROW 4593                2   4  0    10       THE CANUCKS (58)
-COORS TWINS 5036              1   1  0    10       BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)
 COUNT BYZAS 5071              1   0  0    10       OVERLORDS (509)
 STAN 5076                     1   0  0    10       SOUTH PARK (539)
 JERI RYAN 5017                2   2  0     8       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 BIG TUNA 4881                 2   2  0     8       WOODPILE (521)
 GEFION 5024                   2   2  0     8       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 OBERON 4874                   1   3  0     8       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-SIDEWINDER 4990               1   4  0     7       PLATOON (513)
-VICIOSO 5026                  1   2  1     6       CRIMSON BLADE (423)
 1000 TO 1 5069                1   0  1     6       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 JAK 5011                      1   3  0     6       DRAGON BOYS (534)
-RON WEASLEY 4406              1   3  0     6       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE (482)
 ESKIMO PIE 4872               1   2  0     5       THE CANUCKS (58)
 COOL HAND LUKE 4920           1   2  0     5       WOODPILE (521)
-FUTILITY 4396                 0   4  0     4       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-YASMINE BLEETH 5027           0   3  0     3       BIMBO BRIGADE 3 (485)
 DINGUS 5055                   0   2  0     2       SOLIPSISM II (458)
 T'POL 5052                    0   2  0     2       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 SWAYNE 5070                   0   1  0     1       DRAGON BOYS (534)
-MEPHITIS 4560                 0   1  0     1       LEGION OF CHAOS 2 (505)
 MA BARKER 5073                0   1  0     1       WOODPILE (521)
 PUNKIN CARVER 5081            0   1  0     1       THE CANUCKS (58)
-NEVILLE 4564                  0   1  0     1       GRYFFINDOR HOUSE (482)
 THRALL 5074                   0   1  0     1       THE STORM REAVERS (408)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RASCAL 4765           10 12 3 ASSASSIN NATION 515   AIRBORNE 4729         226         
HORA DE ATAQUE 3804    1  1 0 CRIMSON BLADE 423     ONE HIT WONDER 5000   222 REVENGED
SCRYE ASKANT 3806      1  3 0 CRIMSON BLADE 423     ONE HIT WONDER 5000   224         
SHEWISH GIANT 356      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          DROSS 4305            226 NONE    
JESSICA ALBA 5014      1  1 0 DESTRUCTIVE DAMES 535 SPATHA 4996           223         
ZHANG ZIYI 5015        0  1 0 DESTRUCTIVE DAMES 535 RELKIN 5008           222 NOT REVE
ZHANG ZIYI 5028        0  1 0 DESTRUCTIVE DAMES 535 VICIOSO 5026          223 REVENGED
SWANE 5010             0  3 0 DRAGON BOYS 534       DROKK 4014            225         
DROSS 4559             1  1 0 LEGION OF CHAOS 2 505 ARENAMASTER LEVTA 358 226 NONE    
NIDHOGG 4995           1  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941  222 JUST REV
WYVERN 4508            7  9 0 MYTH 497              PANTOMIME 4527        225         
INK BLOT 5068          0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      BLACK ORC 355         226 NONE    
VOLATILITY 4759        0  1 0 THE OTHER ONES 404    1000 TO 1 5069        226         
SMART BOMB 5020        0  2 0 PLATOON 513           VENGEANCE 4369        224 JUST REV
PATRI PIOUS 5080       0  1 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      BLACK ORC 355         226 NONE    
PUGIO 4949             3  1 0 SOL INVICTUS 469      ZARENDARGAR 4888      223 REVENGED
SLAG 4568              9  5 0 SOLIPSISM II 458      LOVELY BONES 4850     226         
TEARGAS 4871           1  6 0 SOLIPSISM II 458      TELLAS ARIGO 3727     224 REVENGED
KENNY 5075             0  1 0 SOUTH PARK 539        PREACHER 353          226 NONE    
CAPTAIN CHAOS 5079     0  1 0 SOUTH PARK 539        ARYAN BARBARIAN 4877  226         
JUSTINIAN 4319        16  9 0 THE STORMGUARDS 78    SARCOPHAGUS 4766      226         
DEATH 4161             7  5 0 TRIAL BY COMBAT 460   ODYSSEUS 4637         222 NOT REVE
DIRTY WHITE BOY 4942   1  1 0 WOODPILE 521          SHEWISH GIANT 356     226 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Abraxis -- 28 is a slow arena, dolt.  Besides that, I have resigned myself to just
play this team and not worry about you.  I should have known better than to mix-it up
with a pup like you in the first place.  Frankly, you aren't worth the effort. --
Sylvester "Used to be Ultraist" Frothingslosh

You know...it's not very often that the Face to Face happens out about my way (yes, I
know it is more than some others get).  I was planning on going to the upcoming one
in Philadelphia.  Problem is, I'm just getting back from my honeymoon on that weekend
(yes, I'm getting married).  Have fun, everyone! -- Ghab/Assassin Nation & the Other
Ones

     We'll miss you, but congratulations! -- Ed.

Tequilla Mockingbird -- Death is part of life....  Any time an aimed blow challenges
an offensive on a team with a lot of kills what happened to Scrye Askant is in the
cards.  With a name like mine, do you truly think I am meant to be long in this
world?!?  I am built to do one thing, and in doing so gain the right to live another
day. -- One Hit Wonder (or maybe it should be two...)

Abyssinian -- I might just try you again without the SH.  Shortsword!  What was I
thinking. -- Stupid Orange

     Is this a multiple choice question? -- Temp Ed.

Jaime -- You fight like you sing.  Here is to good genetics. -- The Belly

Lapu -- I'm better then I look.  No really. -- Hungry

Sir Pelleas -- Please challenge again. -- Bones

Ravaged -- Huh.  Which one of us got the better of that random match up? -- Stigma of
unlucky

Sir Yder -- Hey!  That was MY will you bent into a pretzel, and I had a HECK of a
time getting it straightened out again.  Be careful when you do that. -- Kambard Murh
P.S.  But my thanks for the skills.  I'm sure they'll be very useful once I figure
out what to do with them.  Hmm, maybe if I frame them and hang them on my bedroom
wall where I'll see them and be inspired as soon as I wake up in the morning....

Trashius -- The whammo and thudda I can take, I guess, I've seen enough of it
already.  But not the invasion of my bathtub! -- Jo Ludan

Phoenicia -- Your force was too darque for me, although the skills were good.  No,
wait!  If I learn a lot of skills from somebody Darque, does that mean that I, too,
will become darquer?  I mean, okay, if this is what's required of me, but...it's such
a surprise.  (pause to grow a mustache and twirl it)  Bwahaha, yes, they'll ALL be
surprised!  I, Darque Mendal, will make them all regret embracing the wishy-washy
cause of Good! -- Darque Mendal Omshil

Phoenicia -- He's very impressionable. -- Jorja

Rakama -- (recoiling)  An elf!  We're talking major sneaky here, aren't we?  Pointed
ears to eavesdrop with, snakelike curves to slide through cracks, etc?  Yes, that's
what I thought.  I don't know why you're allowed in the arena with REAL people like
ME, a Karnhorn and follower of Kjarran! -- Norgen Pelh

Raptor -- If you didn't like my face, you could have just insulted me.  I hear that
kind of stuff all the time, and it doesn't bother me. -- Les Nayle

Hail and well met, Chimlevtal.  I'm glad to be here, though I suspect the warriors on
my team are more dubious.  They aren't used to serious competition, you see.  It's
come as an unpleasant shock to them. -- Jorja, The Middle Way

Ed. -- Oops, looks like there are some personals from Rodeki here.  All the ones
signed by Flagg should be/have been in Rodeki. -- Jorja

Justinian -- Next time I'll finish better. -- Gaelin

Sampsa -- Well done.  At least I got the last chance to take away that zero. --
Dewynndwn

Rogue -- Thanks for the quick win and the skills. -- Curaecen

Greyscales -- OK you proved yourself.  You're more boring than I am. -- Kirken

Ve -- Despite your best effort, I still live. -- Tobias

Delwynndwn -- Thanks for the send off challenge; at the April tournament, picked up
my Ad Master in Decise and I think that it showed in our match. -- Sampsa

Griffin -- You were absolutely relentless.  I toast your fighting spirit, hazzah! --
Pekko

Blister -- You really put on the pressure; it wasn't until the very end that I felt
victory was mine.  Well done. -- Inman

Magog -- You surely tested my resolve.  Before I tasted victory, I bathed in my own
sweat and blood. -- Rauni

     Sounds icky. -- Temp Ed.

Jorja -- Greetings and well met!  I have settled in quite comfortably here, so please
allow me to show you around and help you to feel right at home here. -- Bobby Bigfoot

Vomito -- Man!  You're fast!  Good fight. -- Oil Can Harry

Les Nayle -- You are a T.P.  Try two weapons! -- Raptor

Allo -- Sorry to disappoint all who challenged Nonfoundman, but his record earned him
the great opportunity to fight by torch light; what a lucky guy! -- Polaris

Bobby Bigfoot -- I was impressed by your noble comments in regard to the bloodfeud
opportunity you so courageously awaited--right up until I saw you sat out the
warrior.  Who were you kidding?  Perhaps they do "echo in the next world." -- D.D.
management

Jorja -- Welcome. -- J. of The Fad

With the arrival of South Park to Chimlevtal we have the chance to slap around fifth
graders.  Be forewarned though--the minimal gravity of Alastari means those kids can
really hop! -- Good luck.

All -- I have returned to try my skill and test my strength. -- Egil, Woodpile

All -- My boys will be watching from the stands in case I start losing.  But I'm not
planning on needing them. -- Ma Barker

Icelord -- You make me laugh; you call me a coward, yet you make a career of avoiding
me!  Anyone who read the spy report can see who's the coward! -- ABRAXIS

Ultraist -- The crappy competition you speak of in Aruak was none other than your
buddies in the C.O.L., truth be told! -- ABRAXIS

Ultraist -- I run only the Willbenders here, Mordreds Madmen in 45, Blood Lust,
Primal Power and the Makers in 73.  Rocky Horror in 74.  Drews Crew in 45.  Team
Slayer in 28.  If you can't find me, you're not looking.  Let's get it on. -- ABRAXIS

Ultraist -- You were far from neutral; you were a toadie to the C.O.L. -- ABRAXIS

     All -- Sorry there was no time to put together a spotlight this turn.  I will 
     try to do better next time. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DROSS viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DROSS was murdered by ARENAMASTER LEVTANI in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DIRTY WHITE BOY was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KENNY was butchered by PREACHER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
INK BLOT was slain by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
PATRI PIOUS was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
VE devastated TOBIAS HAWKWIND in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud match.
SNIPER handily defeated VENGEANCE in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SYDNEY BRISTOW lost to SPATHA in a 2 minute beginner's Bloodfeud duel.
CURF was overpowered by DROKK in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud duel.
FREY overpowered SIR CYRUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SIR YDER savagely defeated PI in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's Challenge fight.
LOVELY BONES easily killed SLAG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
RASCAL was killed by AIRBORNE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's Challenge brawl.
DOOM HAMMER was handily defeated by ODYSSEUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SODOM overpowered PALLADICE in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
MACIOBELLY overpowered UNICORN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SARCOPHAGUS butchered JUSTINIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title fight.
DEATHWING was subdued by DEE-DEE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
RAVAGED was savagely defeated by KAMBARD MURH in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
INMAR bested OBAN in a action packed 2 minute veteran's Challenge bout.
DASKON demolished PHOENICIA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge bout.
NAPULAK outwaited SIR VILLARS in a popular 7 minute master's Challenge fray.
TRASHIUS was narrowly defeated by OIL CAN HARRY in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
VILI was overpowered by CURAECEN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
VALKYRIE defeated GAZA in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
KIRKEN TUORNIN luckily beat ZARENDARGAR in a exciting 4 minute Challenge melee.
ALT vanquished JO LUDAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
LOCO was unbelievably bested by GREYSCALES in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
MALICE was handily defeated by HELM HAMMERHAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
JAK was luckily beaten by JOLENE BLALOCK in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
ARL HAMMERHAND overpowered DINGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
T'POL was defeated by OBERON in a popular 1 minute novice's Challenge bout.
JENNIFER GARNER unbelievably bested HAND OF DOOM in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ESKIMO PIE was vanquished by MAGOG in a 2 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
JERI RYAN was subdued by LAGAVULIN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
RYU-KISHIN was outlasted by RAKAMA in a tiring 9 minute Challenge fray.
GRIFFIN demolished LUCKY 7 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DELWYNNDWN was subdued by SUBOTAI in a popular 1 minute veteran's duel.
GILGAMESH won victory over KRAC D'CHEVALIERS in a exciting 1 minute master's bout.
GAELIN BLACKTALON was handily defeated by PEKKO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
UNCAS savagely defeated CHIMERA in a action packed 4 minute bloody expert's battle.
PANTOMIME demolished TALISKER in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
GEORGE WEASLEY viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody fight.
REZOS THE THRACIAN overpowered LAPU-LAPU in a 3 minute uneven competition.
HUNGRY BONES was handily defeated by VOMITO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LAPHROAIG savagely defeated SIR PELLEAS in a action packed 3 minute veteran's battle.
GLENLIVET overpowered MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GOMORRAH viciously subdued CLAMOR in a exciting 2 minute brutal duel.
TIGBASA viciously subdued ABYSSINIAN in a exciting 5 minute brutal bout.
RELKIN overpowered I'MIC in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BATISTA devastated LES NAYLE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided conflict.
ONE HIT WONDER demolished NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute mismatched battle.
CHERRY 2000 overpowered RAPTOR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SCARECROW was savagely defeated by ZARLIFF THE LICH in a 4 minute contest.
LADY CHAOS was overpowered by THE SIN BEGINS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
RAUNI overpowered SWAYNE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
COOL HAND LUKE was handily defeated by TIMMY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
BIG TUNA was overpowered by HEX in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
ARYAN BARBARIAN killed CAPTAIN CHAOS in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
GEFION viciously subdued THRALL in a unpopular 8 minute brutal novice's fight.
VOLATILITY was dispatched by 1000 TO 1 in a popular 3 minute gory novice's duel.
COUNT BYZAS overpowered MA BARKER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STAN overpowered PUNKIN CARVER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
CARTMAN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         PARRY-RIPOSTE     22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 21         STRIKING ATTACK  130 - 117 -  9      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  49 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         LUNGING ATTACK   140 - 135 - 10      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         PARRY-STRIKE      50 -  49 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                    11         AIMED BLOW        23 -  26 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   75 -  86 -  7      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     37 -  47 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         BASHING ATTACK    49 -  71 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-LUNGE       19 -  30 -  0      39  |

Turn 226 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:

STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  7     TOTAL PARRY        6 -  7         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      7 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK    14 - 14     SLASHING ATTACK    6 - 10         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     3 -  6     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SARCOPHAGUS 4766           15   8  1  112 ASSASSIN NATION (515)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIFFIN 4510               11   6  1  111 MYTH (497)
BASHING ATTACK   MACIOBELLY 4392            13   5  2  101 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    AIRBORNE 4729              18  10  2  100 PLATOON (513)
AIMED BLOW       PI 4315                    15  11  3   94 NUMBERS GAME (403)
PARRY-STRIKE     KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 4345     13  10  0   94 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
WALL OF STEEL    PEKKO 4227                 12   6  1   92 SOL INVICTUS (469)
TOTAL PARRY      UNCAS 4189                 17  14  0   85 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
SLASHING ATTACK  UNICORN 4507               10   7  0   81 MYTH (497)
PARRY-LUNGE      SNIPER 4724                15  13  0   78 PLATOON (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ODYSSEUS 4637.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIGBASA 4868.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR YDER 4353, LAPHROAIG 
4529, OBAN 4530, ZARENDARGAR 4888, VOLATILITY 4759, TRASHIUS 4980, GOMORRAH 4337, 
KAMBARD MURH 5045, SIR VILLARS 4351, and JAK 5011.

The least popular fighter this week was RAKAMA 5009.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GEFION 5024, RYU-KISHIN 5033, THRALL 5074, PUNKIN CARVER 5081, MA 
BARKER 5073, BIG TUNA 4881, COOL HAND LUKE 4920, RAUNI 5035, LADY CHAOS 4557, and 
SCARECROW 4593.

The following warriors have traveled to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after fighting this turn:

DROSS (31-4305) SOLIPSISM II (458)
VE (31-4606) LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SIDON 3712 (26-16-2)                   8  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMPSA 4233 (16-0-2)                   4  3  0         SOL INVICTUS         
CAPTAIN KANGAROO 3947 (14-15-1)        3  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
DROSS 4305 (13-10-1)                   2  3  0         SOLIPSISM II         
GENERAL MOTORS 3985 (14-13-0)          2  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
SNIPER 4724 (13-13-0)                  1  3  0         PLATOON              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OBAN 4530 (8-5-1)                      2  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
RASCAL 4765 (10-10-3)                  2  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PARABIOSIS 4524 (4-2-0)                4  1  0  DEAD   DARKNESS FALLS       
PHOENICIA 4502 (6-6-0)                 9  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
STIGMA OF STUPID 4948 (3-2-1)          8  3  0         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     
PANTOMIME 4527 (5-2-0)                 7  3  0         DARKNESS FALLS       
TIGBASA 4868 (6-3-0)                   7  3  1         STORMWATCH           
LUCKY 7 4895 (7-2-0)                   6  3  0         NUMBERS GAME         
REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993 (4-1-0)        6  3  0         OVERLORDS            
TALISKER 4923 (6-2-0)                  4  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
ZARENDARGAR 4888 (3-6-1)               3  3  0         OVERLORDS            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MALICE 4986 (2-3-0)                    7  3  0         ASSASSIN NATION      
VESPIA MAXIMUS 4937 (1-0-0)            7  3  0         CIRCUS MAXIMUS       
BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961 (2-3-0)          5  3  0         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     
CONSTANTINE XI 4989 (3-2-0)            1  1  0  DEAD   OVERLORDS            
TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD 3728 (2-5-1)       0  2  0  DEAD   CRIMSON BLADE        

NOVICES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAGOG 5031 (0-1-0)                     2  3  0         DARQUE FORCES        
COORS TWINS 5036 (1-0-0)               1  3  0         BIMBO BRIGADE 3      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOOTH FAIRY 5037 (0-0-0)               4  3  0         DARKNESS FALLS       
VOLATILITY 4759 (0-0-0)                3  3  1         THE OTHER ONES       
SU MIRP 4999 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         CISUM S. EKARD       
MILKY WAY 5059 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         CANDIES              
PSYCH MAJOR 5018 (0-0-0)               1  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      
SKITTLES 5058 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         CANDIES              
SNICKERS 5060 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         CANDIES              

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AIRBORNE 4729 (16-10-1)                4  3  0         PLATOON              
LAPHROAIG 4529 (5-9-0)                 1  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
POPCORN KERNEL 3313 (19-28-0)          0  3  0         MILITARY MAYHEM      

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAPULAK 4467 (8-6-0)                   3  3  0         STORMWATCH           
GLENLIVET 4528 (3-11-0)                1  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOVELY BONES 4850 (7-1-2)              7  2  1         UNFIT TO BE ORCS     

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TELLAS ARIGO 3727 (6-1-2)              4  3  1         CRIMSON BLADE        
ARTURUS DECIMUS 4903 (1-0-0)           1  3  0         CIRCUS MAXIMUS       
BRUTIKUS 4938 (1-0-0)                  0  3  0         CIRCUS MAXIMUS       
FLAVIUS MAXIMUS 4900 (0-1-0)           0  3  0         CIRCUS MAXIMUS       

NOVICES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELM HAMMERHAND 5025 (1-1-0)           1  3  0         LORDS OF VALHALLA    
LAGAVULIN 5019 (1-1-0)                 1  3  0         SINGLE MALTS         
RYU-KISHIN 5033 (1-0-0)                0  3  0         OVERLORDS            
ZARLIFF THE LICH 5032 (1-0-0)          0  3  0         THE STORMBRINGERS    

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STARBURST 5061 (0-0-0)                 2  3  0         CANDIES              
PHIL HARMONIC 4966 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         NOMENKLATURE         
ALEXIS WASTELAND 4939 (0-0-0)          0  3  0         CIRCUS MAXIMUS       
ARL HAMMERHAND 5023 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         THE STORMGUARDS      
BROOKE BURNS 5051 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         BIMBO BRIGADE 3      
LEMON HEAD 5062 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         CANDIES              
RAUNI 5035 (0-0-0)                     0  3  0         SOL INVICTUS