Date   : 10/25/2003    Duedate: 11/21/2003


DM-31    TURN-232

This Weeks Top Honors


(31-4140) [15-21-5,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)            CANDIES (537)
(31-4140) [15-21-5,136]        (31-5059) [3-2-2,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OBAN                           VILI
SINGLE MALTS (501)             LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
(31-4530) [10-11-1,92]         (31-4597) [12-10-1,66]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASSASSIN NATION (515)       60
2. UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)      53      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. SINGLE MALTS (501)          39      Unchartered Team
4. STORMWATCH (440)            27
5. WORDS TO THE WISE (545)     23      WORDS TO THE WISE (545)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WORDS TO THE WISE (545)   10   2  1 83.3   1/12*WORDS TO THE WISE (545)  10  2 1
 2/ 2 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   131  63 10 67.5   2/ 2 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      10  5 0
 3/ 4 SOL INVICTUS (469)        67  50  7 57.3   3/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      9  6 0
 4- 6*SOUTH PARK (539)          14  11  0 56.0   4/ 5 STORMWATCH (440)          9  6 0
 5/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)       197 157 13 55.6   5/10 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    8  5 0
 6/ 7 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  144 116 10 55.4   6/ 1 OVERLORDS (509)           8  7 1
 7- 8 DARQUE FORCES (422)      112  92  6 54.9   7/21 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)   8  7 0
 8/ 9 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     556 458 21 54.8   8/ 3 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   8  7 0
 9/10 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 259 214  9 54.8   9/ 7 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  7  5 0
10-11 DARKNESS FALLS (500)      16  14  1 53.3  10/18 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     7  7 2
11/12 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  297 278 23 51.7  11/14*CANDIES (537)             7  8 1
12/13 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    341 327 48 51.0  12- 8 DARQUE FORCES (422)       6  4 0
13-15 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     203 205 12 49.8  13/11 SOL INVICTUS (469)        6  9 2
14/16 OVERLORDS (509)          313 319 19 49.5  14/ 9 WILLBENDERS (479)         6  9 0
15/ 0*WOODPILE (521)            17  18  2 48.6  15/13 SINGLE MALTS (501)        6  9 0
16/17 WILLBENDERS (479)         65  70  3 48.1  16/ 4*COUP D'TAT (543)          5  9 1
17/14*CANDIES (537)             12  13  2 48.0  17/19 NUMBERS GAME (403)        5  9 0
18/ 3*COUP D'TAT (543)           9  10  3 47.4  18/24 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        5 10 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 STORMWATCH (440)         119 140  9 45.9  19-15 THE CANUCKS (58)          4  1 1
20-19 THE CANUCKS (58)         232 290 22 44.4  20/ 0*WOODPILE (521)            3  2 1
21/20 THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)      233 312 33 42.8  21-22 TOILET GHOSTS (516)       3  2 0
22-21 TOILET GHOSTS (516)       91 123 12 42.5  22-20 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      3  5 1
23/23 SINGLE MALTS (501)        45  63  1 41.7  23/ 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     2  3 0
24-24 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   86 127 11 40.4  24-16 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   2  3 0
25-25*DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)   15  23  0 39.5  25-25 DARKNESS FALLS (500)      1  1 0
26/ 0 KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)     27  42  0 39.1  26-17*SOUTH PARK (539)          1  4 0
27-26 THE OTHER ONES (404)      43  67  2 39.1  27-23*DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)   0  3 0
28/27 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        34  54  1 38.6  28-28 THE OTHER ONES (404)      0  1 0

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                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                            CHIMLEVTAL HALL OF FAME 2004

     Greetings glorious Chimlevtal!  The Council of Lords reminds you it is once
again time to cast your votes for this year's inductees into the Chimlevtal Hall of
Fame.  Votes must be received by 15 January 2004.  All Chimlevtal managers and
spymasters can vote.  When casting your vote, state your manager's name and
Chimlevtal team name.  You can vote by sending a diplo to The Stormguards (78), The
Stormbringers (359) or Stormwatch (440).  Votes submitted in the personal ads and for
past winners will not be counted.
     The categories are:
     BEST MANAGER:  You may vote for up to three managers, active or inactive who
have led a team to 100 victories or more in Chimlevtal.  Up to three will be
inducted.  Past inductees are:  The Icelord, High Lord Bosk and MHC in 99, Crip in
00, Slobulous in 01, The Mob Boss and Destitute Noble in 02 and Slugbait in 03.
     BEST TEAM:  You may vote for up to three teams, active or inactive who have had
at least 100 victories in Chimlevtal.  Up to three teams will be inducted.  Past
inductees are:  The Stormguards, The Stormbringers and True Brits in 99, Military
Mayhem and The Devastators in 00, Dargarath Guards in 01, Walt's Kids and Numbers
Game in 02 and Unfit to be Orcs in 03.
     BEST WARRIOR:  You may vote for up to three warriors, any style, who you think
are worthy of this great honor.  Up to three will be inducted.  Past winners include:
Bloody Mary, Taz and Ulath Thalesia in 99, Strahd, Prince of Ar and Tempus in 00,
Talos, Kurd the Vivi and Earth Elemental in 01, Donald Duck, Big Bloated Ben and Cow
Umbrella in 02 and The Highlander and Venomous Sting in 03.
     So, now is the time to check those old newsletters and fights.  Time to talk to
the scribes and review the Chimlevtal Year in Review that comes out every spring.
Time to contact old managers who used to duel in our fair city.  Time to acknowledge
the great history of this, the greatest arena in all of Ghea.  It is time to salute
glorious Chimlevtal. -- The Icelord

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                               THE REVENANT (part 14)

     "It is good to once again walk the magical lands of Polaris." I acknowledge.
This realm, crackling with magic and power is like none other.  The greatest deities
of all the pantheons agreed upon its creation and population by all the races.  They
then loosened all their powers, influences and desires upon their favorites.  This
sat up a chessboard that would encompass the entire planet.  I will be no pawn in any
game.  My power would forge my way on this realm.  I freely acknowledge the greatness
of the Gnome God, Garl Glittergold, for I have seen his powers and felt his
generosity.  I am the eternal sword-brother of his most favored son, High Lord Bosk,
he known as Goblin's Bane and Avatar of the Golden One.  It is good to be home.
     "That it is!!" bellows Bosk.  He quaffs a great amount of wicked ale from his
mug, wipes the foam from his lips and mustache and lets loose a thunderous belch.  A
beautiful blonde serving wench runs forward to fill his great mug and then mine.  She
smiles as Bosk winks and flips her a silver piece.  We are in The House of the
Bottomless Mug in the great city of R'Shann.  We have saved this great city-state on
more than one occasion from the forces of evil and have been knighted by its ruler,
King Septor.  This is one of our favorite places and this is indeed our favorite inn.
     I look behind the bar and see the owner, Lefty.  He got that name after fighting
in the Northern Goblin Wars.  I flash him a subtle sign.  He nods and goes about his
business.  Few know the workings on this part of the continent like Lefty.  I will
discuss important matters with him this night.  Bosk whistles loudly for another
refill of his mug.  This is quickly done.
     I remember our arrival via my magic this morning.  Before departing Ghea, I 
ensured all matters concerning our interests were settled on that planet.  I
dispatched messengers to Lady Greywand concerning our recent quest in the east.
Polar Bear has returned with us.  "I have business to attend to.  I will join you for
the final battle with this undead being." she stated.  "Aye, M'Lady." I replied. "We
will strike out the morning after the morrow."  She smiled and departed on her Giant
Snow Owl.  We will rendezvous with her soon.
     "Now remember, this is a business stop.  All business.  We have info to gather.
We can party once this battle is won." I remind Bosk.  "Indeed.  All business, my
brother." he acknowledges.  "Good." I reply as I rise.  "I'll be right back."
     I make my way to the bar and begin to banter with Lefty.  It is good to speak
with my old friend.  He is indeed a fountain of knowledge on the current situation in
the area.  He smiles and tells me, "It is good to have you back in The House.  Few
liven this place up like Lord Bosk."  I quickly reply, "This is a business trip, my
friend.  There will be time for celebration later in the week."  Lefty chuckles and I
follow his eyes.  On the main floor Bosk is dancing wildly to the pipes, drums and
mandolins of the house musicians.  He is surrounded by three beautiful women:  the
blonde, a fiery red head and a gorgeous black haired lady from the far east.  A dozen
patrons are raising their mugs and saluting his generosity.  I chuckle to myself and
shake my head.  "Another ale, my friend, and what did you say was the name of that
black haired beauty?"

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     "Why not just go see Kinnishan?" Sidon asked.
     "I am reminded that I pay you for action, not thought," Master Darque muttered.  
His glance silenced the Dwarf.  "Lord Kinnishan speaks to some managers, true, but 
not those who are disposed in my favor.  What if they've poisoned his mind to me?  I 
will not court the embarrassment of being refused an audience!"  He squinted up the 
long flight of stairs that led to a nest of offices.  "I hate stairs.  Shau'nin 
Snowbeard will see me, and hear me, and what he does with the information I bring is 
no longer my concern."  The half-demon sighed and assembled the energy for a spell of 
levitation, floating gently up the stairway while his bodyguard hurried behind.  He 
could hear Sidon cursing behind him but ignored it.
     The hall at the top of the stairs was drafty, more so than seemed reasonable.  
Master Darque glared around angrily in search of an explanation.  Ah!  A skylight at 
the far end of the hall was broken, wind and rain entered through it.  And... he 
dismissed his spell impatiently (it only allowed slow movement) and hurried forward.  
Lying in the broken glass below the skylight was a motionless, gray-scaled, leathery-
winged shape.  A hunting reptile.  HIS hunting reptile.
     A flash of rage nearly blinded the manager, but he fought it down.  Whoever was 
responsible for this creature's death would pay, but first he had to understand it.  
The creature had been loyal and obedient.  He saw two possibilities.  It might have 
seen something that even its tiny brain interpreted as a threat to its master.  It 
night have come here to warn him and flown into the skylight not realizing that the 
opening was blocked with glass.  Or it might have been captured and flung here by 
some enemy to implicate Master Darque in a plot that was even now unfolding.
     The only thing he could be usefully implicated in here in this building was an 
attack on Lord Kinnishan's chancellor, Shau'nin Snowbeard.  He strode to the door of 
the chancellor's office and threw it open.  As he had more than half expected, the 
old man's secretary was lying across a desk in a pool of blood.  His throat had been 
torn open by claws similar to, but not, he noted carefully, exactly like those of the 
dead reptile.  No doubt the chancellor was dead as well, and if he, Master Darque, 
were to flee this building now, there would be witnesses posted to report that and 
accuse him of the deed.  Mouth set in a grim line, he crossed to the inner door and 
opened it as well.  And stopped short.
     Shau'nin Snowbeard was very much alive, standing over the body of... something 
not obvious, with a bloody sword in his hand.  "You are Master Darque, are you not?" 
the old man growled.  "Did you send this thing?"
     "No.  Had I wanted you dead, it would be so," the half-demon answered.  "But 
someone plans to lay the blame for it on me."  He peered more closely at the bloody 
wreckage.  "What was it?"
     "A cat-assassin.  I don't know if you are familiar with the breed?"
     Master Darque shook his head.
     "This is only the second I have seen myself," Snowbeard admitted, "but I have 
read of them here and there.  They are not native to Ghea, so far as I can tell.  It 
was, hmm," he gauged the diminutive manager thoughtfully, "about your height and 
weight--maybe five feet tall, a hundred pounds or so.  Furry, though.  Claws and 
fangs, a tail, rather cat-like in its features, hence the name.  Sentient, within 
limits.  A natural killer.  Utterly ruthless.  Probably more difficult for the sender 
to deal with than for the victim."
     "I see."  Master Darque looked down at it coldly.  "Would you call it... 
demonic?"  That would be how his unknown Enemy planned to link the thing to him, if 
it was seen.
     "No," the old man said promptly.  At Darque's glance of surprise, he added, "I 
told you, I have seen one before, and read of them.  There is considerably less of 
the demon about cat-assassins than there is to you," he said bluntly.  "A cat-
assassin is no more demonic than one of the Pridefolk.  The two races may even be 
distantly related, since the Pridefolk also are not native to Ghea."  He paused.  
"But someone may have thought it would seem demonic enough, especially if it were not 
caught or seen closely.  And you do have enemies, do you not?"
     "Lots of them," Master Darque agreed absently.  "The problem will be to discover 
which of them might have been able to get hold of one of these creatures.  And who 
would consider your death a reasonable price to pay for... inconveniencing me."
     "For such a plot to work," Snowbeard said, "this person would have had to know 
you were coming here, too.  Which brings up the question, why did you come?"
     "Ah?  Quite so, I had almost forgotten.  I have reason to believe there is a 
plot afoot to assassinate Lord Kinnishan.  Little more data than that, and no hard 
evidence, but..." he shrugged, "I thought you should know of it.  There is a slight--
very slight--indication that the threat may emanate from Arvat or Zukal."
     It was Shau'nin Snowbeard's turn to show surprise.  "Indeed.  We are indebted to 
you for the warning, slight though it is," he said.  "But, if you will pardon a 
question which may be indelicate, why do you care?  Your reputation is--"
     "I am said, and truly, to be an advocate of what some unenlightened people call 
Evil," Master Darque said coolly.  "But I am also practical, and a resident of 
Chimlevtal.  To find the city-state in turmoil due to the assassination of its ruler-
-quite an adequate ruler, in my view--would be a serious inconvenience.  I do not 
like to be inconvenienced.  Therefore I will do whatever lies within my power to 
prevent the disruption of the orderly government of Chimlevtal.  You may count on 

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #70 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #71 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<


     "There was something out there," Tillouisa whispered, squinting into the moonlit
distance.  "I SAW it moving across the water."
     "Somebody night-fishing in a rowboat," Song of Summer said in a normal voice.
"Everything isn't monsters, Til."
     "Ha!  That just shows how much YOU know."  Tillouisa abandoned her whisper and
scowled at her teammate triumphantly.  "I've SEEN monsters, Summer.  I know what I'm
talking about.  There are ALWAYS monsters around water--"
     "In the Shagornan Desert, maybe, but--"
     "Everywhere!  Water's tricky, Summer.  You can't TRUST it," the Rirorni woman
stated positively.
     Before Song of Summer could reply to that, a cry floated to them from the dark
lake.  Not a human cry, nor the call of any nightbird that either woman had heard
before.  There was a little of the wolf howling in it, but what wolf would be in the
middle of miles of water?  And even the howl of a wolf did not chill the blood quite
so effectively.
     After a moment, Song of Summer swallowed twice and said, "It might not be a
monster even so."  She didn't sound like she believed that.  "It might be...just some
strange creature out there."
     There was another cry from the lake, this time all too human, shrill with terror
and despair.  Splashes accompanied it.
     "I guess there was a night-fisherman out there, after all," Tillouisa noted.
     "You don't have to sound so cheerful about it!  That poor man probably died
     "He would've heard the rumors of monsters same as we did," Tillouisa said,
shrugging.  "If he chose to risk the lake anyway, well, what did he expect?"  She
turned away from the waterfront.
     "I don't suppose there's anything we could do to help him?"
     "I don't suppose so.  He's probably dead by now.  Come on."  Tillouisa grabbed
her teammate's arm and started towing her back up the sloping street.
     "Where are we going?"
     "Around this block of buildings.  They're all collapsed, and we couldn't get
through them.  I want to check out the old records building now while the monster's
out on the lake."
     "Til!  You're INSANE!  We don't know there's only ONE monster."
     "We can find out, then."


     "It looks like somebody laid a plate, or a shield, or, I dunno, a cartwheel or
something on the field," Blacklock said doubtfully.
     "If plates, shields, or cartwheels came twenty feet across, yes, it surely
does," Birdsong agreed.
     Blacklock moved to study the circle of flattened grain--which was to have been
cut today--from another angle.  Not that there was anything different to see.
Perfectly circular, perfectly flat.  "It'd be hard to cut grain that's been trampled
down like that, wouldn't it?"
     "Yeah, really hard--like impossible, and that's a lot of grain.  It isn't like
we've got so much to spare, you know."  Birdsong knelt and touched the smashed
stalks, drawing her hand back quickly.  "They're frozen!"
     "A twenty-foot cartwheel of ice?" Blacklock speculated doubtfully.  "Well,
anyway, it's too bad, but it happened.  What caused it, and what do we do about it?"
     "I don't know to both, but I think..." Birdsong stood and frowned at the ruined
grain.  "I think we tell Lord Malcorn."
     "Oh, SH-- uh, shoot!  You think he's been dabbling in magic and did this?"
     "Of course not!  Lord Malcorn isn't careless or destructive," Birdsong stated
positively.  "But he'll know what to do."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Lord Malcorn, Blackie in more informal situations, was staring at another circle
of smashed crops.  Hay, this time, and a couple of rabbits who had been so unlucky as
to be inside the circle when disaster fell.  He knew, in a general sense, what had
caused it--when he had loosed the Dregur from the Silent Place, other things had
escaped also.  From the Silent Place, and from other restraints elsewhere.  He didn't
know exactly which "other things" had caused this, but he was sure that the ultimate
blame attached to him.  That was the trouble with taking drastic measures to counter
drastic problems.  You never knew what secondary effects might occur.  Or what kind
of measures would be required to deal with the secondary problems, and what tertiary
problems might arise from THAT.  He could spend the rest of his life cleaning up
after the results of releasing the Dregur....  But then, he could have spent the rest
of his life cleaning up after the invaders, too.
     He sighed and turned to the farmer.  "Keep your livestock and your workers out
of the fields," he directed.  "There may be more of these, and it will require a
complicated bit of work to put a stop to it."

Warriors and managers of the Free Cities, your participation in these events is
invited.  An email to Livia@reality.com or a personal is all it takes. -- the Scribe

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt CHIMLEVTAL will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as OVERLORDS is pushed out of top team by WORDS TO THE WISE, who came 
from 12th with a 4-1-1 this turn.  I understand that The Victory Tavern is buying the 
drinks for WORDS TO THE WISE tonight, to honor their rise to 1st after this turns 
4-1-1.  Hmmm.  Now, what did these guys have for breakfast this morning?  THE 
STORMBRINGERS has turned a 4-1-0 into 7th place from 21st.  Give me the recipe!  It 
doesn't rain, but it pours for COUP D'TAT this turn, a 0-5-0 causing a 12 flight drop 
in the team rankings.  Hand that team a dry towel.  And let's see, ONE HIT WONDER 
fought SKITTLES and gained 28 points and contributed to ASSASSIN NATION's 3-2-1.  
DELWYNNDWN has lost to LAPHROAIG, falling 30 points, while helping make THE 
NIGHTHAWKS a 3-2-0 turn.  GILGAMESH challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, 
attempting to dethrone THE NIGHTHAWKS' warrior.  Defending his title for another 
turn, GAELIN BLACKTALON kept THE STORMBRINGERS' warrior, GILGAMESH, from claiming the 
throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Victory Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the COUP D'TAT stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on CHIMLEVTAL, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding COUP D'TAT more than any other team we find THE STORMGUARDS.  CHIMLEVTAL, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was STORMWATCH's warrior TIGBASA.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like FREY from 
STORMWATCH challenges down 22 points to fight DEE-DEE of WILLBENDERS?  We're not 
surprised to hear that FREY bested DEE-DEE, but I bet it would be interesting to hear 
why STORMWATCH made such a challenge.  NAPULAK of STORMWATCH had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought 
NAPULAK showed great skill and promise when she won victory over SIR VILLARS.  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.  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  PEKKO was sent to the Dark 
Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  Whatever bright future 
SKITTLES may have had, it's all history now.  The manager of CANDIES has lost a 
promising 4-0-0 warrior.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 GAELIN BLACKTALON 4140       15  21  5   136       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SODOM 4368                   15   9  0   110       DARQUE FORCES (422)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACIOBELLY 4392              18   6  2   107       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-PANTOMIME 4527                8   4  1   104       DARKNESS FALLS (500)
 FREY 4197                    18  16  2   101       STORMWATCH (440)
 VOMITO 4840                  13   6  0   101       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 UNCAS 4189                   20  17  0    98       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 SUBOTAI 4380                 16  12  0    97       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-POPCORN KERNEL 3313          19  28  0    93       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 HUNGRY BONES 4720            11   6  1    93       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 LAPHROAIG 4529               11  11  0    92       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 OBAN 4530                    10  11  1    92       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 TIGBASA 4868                 13   4  0    91       STORMWATCH (440)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALLADICE 3968               18  31  3    90       STORMWATCH (440)
-PHOENICIA 4502               11   8  1    90       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-EMPTY ROLL 4823              21  13  0    89       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 PEKKO 4227                   14  10  3    89       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 STIGMA OF STUPID 4948         7   3  1    87       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-DOOM HAMMER 3566             16  26  2    84       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 SIR PELLEAS 4352             13  14  0    79       WILLBENDERS (479)
 LOVELY BONES 4850            10   4  3    79       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 DASKON 4464                  12  11  1    76       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
-GOMORRAH 4337                11  14  1    74       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 REZOS THE THRACIAN 4993      10   3  0    74       OVERLORDS (509)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025          8   2  0    74       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 DEE-DEE 4354                 11  16  1    71       WILLBENDERS (479)
 LUCKY 7 4895                 10   6  0    69       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 NAPULAK 4467                 16   6  0    68       STORMWATCH (440)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VILI 4597                    12  10  1    66       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 DROKK 4014                    8   5  2    65       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 TRASHIUS 4980                 8   6  0    64       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 MALICE 4986                   7   6  1    63       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-OIL CAN HARRY 3814            8   9  0    62       THE CANUCKS (58)
 TOBIAS HAWKWIND 4941          7   7  1    60       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 CHERRY 2000 4994              9   3  0    59       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 GLENLIVET 4528                7  15  0    58       SINGLE MALTS (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALISKER 4923                 9   7  0    56       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 ONE HIT WONDER 5000           6   5  4    56       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-RAVAGED 3592                 13   7  0    55       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-DEATHWING 3921               10  15  2    55       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 INMAR 4388                    9  12  0    55       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-ROGUE 3593                    9   9  0    54       THE OTHER ONES (404)
 SIR VILLARS 4351              9  18  0    53       WILLBENDERS (479)
 ALT 4839                     11   8  0    50       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
-STICKY SEAT 4817             11   4  1    49       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 GREYSCALES 4917              10   6  0    48       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 VALKYRIE 4958                 8   6  1    48       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 NEON SHADOW 4290              7   7  0    47       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961         6   6  0    47       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 JO LUDAN 5046                 9   9  1    46       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888              7  10  1    46       OVERLORDS (509)
-MAGOG 5031                    5   3  1    44       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849           8  10  1    43       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 SIR SAGRAMOR 5146             3   0  0    43       WILLBENDERS (479)
-VENGEANCE 4369                5   9  2    42       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 ABYSSINIAN 4918               9   7  0    41       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 PARADOXE 4287                 7   7  0    38       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
-JENNIFER GARNER 5013          6   2  0    37       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
-GAZA 4571                     9   8  0    35       DARQUE FORCES (422)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLOTINUS 4341                 6   5  0    35       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 MILKY WAY 5059                3   2  2    35       CANDIES (537)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045             8  10  0    34       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RYU-KISHIN 5033               6   3  0    33       OVERLORDS (509)
 SNICKERS 5060                 3   2  0    33       CANDIES (537)
 RAUNI 5035                    5   3  0    32       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043            6   7  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 COOL HAND LUKE 4920           3   3  1    29       WOODPILE (521)
 SPATHA 4996                   8   3  1    28       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 LAGAVULIN 5019                5   5  0    28       SINGLE MALTS (501)
 LES NAYLE 5044                5  13  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-DEFIANCE 4262                 6   7  2    27       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-RAPTOR 4594                   5   5  0    27       THE CANUCKS (58)
-PSYCH MAJOR 5018              3   2  0    27       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-CARTMAN 5078                  3   2  0    26       SOUTH PARK (539)
 NORGEN PELH 5042              6   7  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 ZARLIFF THE LICH 5032         5   4  0    25       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 SHALLOW THREAT 4329           5   6  0    25       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
-TIDY BOWL MAN 4816            3   7  2    24       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
-JERI RYAN 5017                3   5  0    24       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARYAN BARBARIAN 4877          5   2  1    23       WOODPILE (521)
 ARL HAMMERHAND 5023           4   4  0    23       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-PUNKIN CARVER 5081            3   2  1    23       THE CANUCKS (58)
 CALLEIGHT 5128                3   1  0    22       THE NIGHTHAWKS (43)
 ROBES-PIERRE 5134             3   1  0    22       COUP D'TAT (543)
 GEFION 5024                   5   5  0    20       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-TICHONDRIOUS 5129             2   0  0    20       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
-JOLENE BLALOCK 5016           3   4  0    19       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
-GENERAL ELECTRIC 4889         2   6  0    19       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 STARBURST 5061                2   3  0    19       CANDIES (537)
 CAPRICIOUS 5143               2   0  0    19       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR 5085       4   2  0    18       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-KENNY 5090                    3   1  0    18       SOUTH PARK (539)
-MR. GARRISON 5109             2   1  0    18       SOUTH PARK (539)
-SCARECROW 4593                3   7  0    16       THE CANUCKS (58)
 WROUGHT-HIDE GOUL 5088        3   0  0    15       WOODPILE (521)
 MA BARKER 5073                3   1  0    15       WOODPILE (521)
-ESKIMO PIE 4872               2   5  0    15       THE CANUCKS (58)
-THRALL 5074                   2   3  0    13       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 PERFORATE 5100                2   3  0    12       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 ARCHETYPE 5140                2   0  0    11       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152       2   0  0    11       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-GENERAL PURPOSE 5124          1   1  1    11       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 COL. KA DA FEE 5132           2   2  2    10       COUP D'TAT (543)
 LAJINN THE GENIE 5126         2   2  2    10       OVERLORDS (509)
 SIR BREUNIS 5145              2   1  0    10       WILLBENDERS (479)
 PRODIGIOUS 5141               2   1  0    10       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
-STAN 5076                     2   3  0     9       SOUTH PARK (539)
 IGOMINY 5144                  2   0  1     8       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 IDI A MEAN 5133               2   2  0     8       COUP D'TAT (543)
-T'POL 5052                    1   5  0     8       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 LEXICON 5142                  2   1  0     7       WORDS TO THE WISE (545)
 HEIMDAHL 5101                 1   4  0     7       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-SYDNEY BRISTOW 5053           1   4  0     7       DESTRUCTIVE DAMES (535)
 UBER ALLES 4505               1   3  0     6       KOSMOS'S MATRIX (474)
 MANI 5102                     1   3  0     6       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DUKE GORLOIS 5153             1   1  0     6       OVERLORDS (509)
 POLL POTT 5131                1   2  0     5       COUP D'TAT (543)
 URACCA EVENSTAR 5148          1   2  0     5       STORMWATCH (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FUTILITY 4396                 0   4  0     4       THE OTHER ONES (404)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149           0   2  0     2       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 LOVE POTION #9 5151           0   2  0     2       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-WATER SPLASH 4911             0   2  0     2       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
-MUD SLIDE 4910                0   2  0     2       TOILET GHOSTS (516)
 EUA 5154                      0   2  0     2       COUP D'TAT (543)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER 341        0  1 0   1                   COOL HAND LUKE 4920   232 NONE    
VANQUISH 5147          0  3 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   BLACK ORC 355         232 NONE    
NADA OF NOTHING 5163   0  1 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   THE RAGE MAN 359      232 NONE    
SARCOPHAGUS 4766      16 10 1 ASSASSIN NATION 515   PHOENICIA 4502        229         
TEMPEST 5125           0  3 0 ASSASSIN NATION 515   COL. KA DA FEE 5132   231         
SKITTLES 5058          4  1 0 CANDIES 537           ONE HIT WONDER 5000   232         
HOT TAMALE 5155        0  2 0 CANDIES 537           IGOMINY 5144          232         
JULIUS C. 5130         1  1 1 COUP D'TAT 543        LAJINN THE GENIE 5126 230 REVENGED
BANDIT PRINCE 360      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PEKKO 4227            232 NONE    
TOOTH FAIRY 5037       0  1 0 DARKNESS FALLS 500    GENERAL PURPOSE 5124  230         
CURAECEN 4848          7  7 0 THE NIGHTHAWKS 43     SIR CYRUS 4407        228 REVENGED
AMPERSAND 5162         0  1 0 NUMBERS GAME 403      STONE GOLEM 361       232 NONE    
COUNT BYZAS 5071       1  2 0 OVERLORDS 509         ONE HIT WONDER 5000   228 REVENGED
BUTTERS 5089           3  1 0 SOUTH PARK 539        MALICE 4986           230         
LAPU-LAPU 4555         6 10 0 STORMWATCH 440        HUNGRY BONES 4720     228 NOT REVE
SIR CYRUS 4407        10 12 2 WILLBENDERS 479       GAELIN BLACKTALO 4140 229         
BIG TUNA 4881          2  5 0 WOODPILE 521          MILKY WAY 5059        232         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ice -- I didn't realize you had the market cornered on cliches.  How dare I impose
upon your "originality" of such witticism?  Can I call you putz or have you
copyrighted that too? -- Master Darque
P.S.  I'll decide when and if I reply to an ad.

Ice -- No, Abraxis is speaking for himself when he speaks, though he is entitled to
his own opinion.  Unlike the COL, Cartel members are allowed to think for themselves,
and we do not have to read and quote from a manuscript of thought.  By the way, your
copies are getting out-dated, so you might want to invest in some new ones soon.
Cartel members have varying views of certain aspects of the game.  Down challenging,
sitting out on bloodfeuds, and smack talking in ads are just a few of the areas many
of us disagree on.  However, they are free to do what they want.  If I ask for
something out of them, they do it out of respect, not fear that I will kick them out
of the alliance or get mad at them.  In short, avoid all you want and use every tool
at your disposal because I don't need a spy report to tell me you are a coward. --
Master Darque

Whoever -- Let me state my position on down challenging though it is in no way
"Cartel" policy (Polar Bear, put on a nice puppet show for Ice and Bosk so they can
     1)  I pay for my own turn.
     2)  I will determine how my warriors challenge.
     3)  War is a coward's excuse--if I want to DC you, I will.
     4)  If you have a problem with this, see rule #1. -- Master Darque
P.S.  If anyone would like to pay the $10.75 a month for me, I'll be more than happy
to follow your "convictions" in regards to down challenging.

Goat -- Happy hunting!  I'd save my ink if I were you, nothing you say will make any
difference to the COL.  Logic and reason are beyond them.  Best thing to do is just
insert a scimitar right down their throats (and no that was not a euphemism). --
Master Darque

Firehawk -- NICE!!!  Let's do it again. -- Master Darque

Kambard - I appreciate any chance I am given by you or anyone I fight...sometimes I
need a little help! - Cherry 2K
P.S.  I didn't need much help this last turn against the merchant....

Wordsmith - Welcome to the arena.  Capricious is a word I do like, but I've taken a
lesser view of it now.  Love Potion should have an interesting career, and you've
started it out in the wrong way.  Look for him in the future. - D. Noble (mgr. of
Numbers Game)

The Icelord -- The Bards have a new cd out 10/21.  It is RUSH IN RIO.  There is also
a DVD coming out the same day with the same title.  Hussah!  We must support the
genre! - High Lord Bosk

Icelord and the C.O.L. (Cuckhold. Obese. Lackies) -- Blah, blah, blah, cowards, blah,
blah, blah, losers, blah, blah, blah, die!  So be it! -- Abraxis

All -- A small mix-up caused me to lose all of my fight information, and everything
else for that matter.  Could anyone help me with some style information. -- Egil,

31, Goat -- Send me one of those micro game charts I sent you. -- Egil

Goat -- Aryan Barbarian is the best arena fighter on my team.  What did you ever have
any doubts?  In any tournament he will leave TC. -- Egil double the skill
P.S.  How about that improved critical Bash tactic!

Section 31 Op -- I'm going to be moving back to Arena 31.  But I lost all my team
information.  I should be back next month. -- Egil

Ziggy -- Rochell Rogers, 10928 1st Ave S.E., Everett, Washington, 98298. -- Egil
P.S.  Use your head for something other than an Andorian punching bag.

Perforate -- That's usually me getting poked full of holes. -- General Electric

Gefion -- So much for walk softly and carry a big stick. -- General Purpose

Mendal Omshil -- A Shill?  You taking me for something? -- Psych Major

Faolan Ap Gryffydd -- Even with an unpronounceable name, you still fight pretty well.
Perhaps that's your secret tactic to distract your opponent.  Worked pretty well this
time. -- Commander Spud

What kind of silly strategy was that, Sir Breunis?  Did I really try something that
stupid? -- Prodigious

Poll Pott -- I'm climbing to the top of my game. -- Lexicon

Duke Gorlois -- My words were better than your words, obviously. -- Igominy

Love Potion #9 -- I can go either way.  I really had a lot of fun with you. --

Hot Tamale -- My chances were typical and I took advantage of them.  It was a wise
day for me. -- Archetype

Censored, Commander Spud? -- Do they do things like that in Canada? -- Wordsmith

Icelord -- My old friend Mino sends his respects and regards to Odysseus, a fine,
fine warrior. -- Wordsmith

To all our acquaintances around Alastari, Words To The Wise is Consortium affiliated,
and friends to many. -- Wordsmith

Icelord -- Sounds like you make a lot of excuses to downchallenge.  You're right, I
guess it's not excluded in the rules.  The general rule of thumb is that it is
considered to be a dishonorable act, perhaps cowardly is overstated.  How do you get
to the point that sitting One Hit Wonder out was hypocritical?!?  I would have to
pretty stupid to let him walk into a downchallenge of that kind of magnitude again!
I ran him the one time figuring that maybe you would challenge with a warrior of
comparable FE.  What was I thinking? -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Mani -- Wait a second...how did you get away from that one with your life intact?  I
must be losing my edge (or someone has been dulling my blade). -- One Hit Wonder

Coup D'Tat -- You kill a beast and I get a beast rollup in return...seems like it is
time for me to clear out my stable!  I will be bloodfeuding with Perforate, as he is
of similar FE, but he is a beast as well and would have gone to the Dark Arena
otherwise.  This should be interesting.... -- Ghab/Assassin Nation (praying for a
couple of returns from the Dead Tourney)

VC -- You know, I must be slow...I'm starting to understand what I've been told about
the col.  I should have known what to expect, since I also heard the same things from
the managers outside of your membership ranks. -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

The Icelord --  Thanks for your guidance during my career.  Between you and High Lord
Bosk's personal attention, I managed to graduate. - Gilgamesh

Ghab - You are correct.  The Icelord needs the help of NO ONE!  He is indeed more
than capable of fighting any fight he engages in.  However, when you pick a fight
with my Brother, you've automatically included me. - High Lord Bosk

Polar Bear - Salute, M'Lady!  May your days be golden. - High Lord Bosk

Goat - You are just another of a long line of "goats" the Cartel has mislead into
this arena and not supported.  You run your mouth like the sapling you are.  We care
not what one such as yourself "cares to address us as".  Let's review our conflict
after 12 cycles, if you're still here.  We will be. - High Lord Bosk, GrandMaster,
Council of Lords

High Lord Bosk - Just caught the Ian Anderson tour.  Sixth row.  The Master Bard was
great.  Fun night.  Tal. - The Icelord

Stormwatch - It was my pleasure.  After Clones D'Tat avoided your BF, The Icelord
ordered me to slay their leader. - Lajinn the Genie, Overlords

Wordsmith - Welcome to Chimlevtal. - The Council of Lords

Ghab - Be silent. - The Icelord

Kirken - You needed that more than I.  Thanks for the skills though. - Arl Hammerhand

Gomorrah - You needed that more than I.  Good job on saving Gaza though. -

Trashius - That was a duel.  Salute. - Rezos

Lord Bosk and Polar Bear - It is amusing that yet another clone arrives for the
Crying Cartel.  The normal occurs: the clone runs loud and obnoxious personal ads,
makes stupid threats and promises that will never happen and struts around thinking
this will make him a reputation.  How many more fools are going to continue to do

this for Master Dork?  It would be really funny if it wasn't so sad.  But in a way
you can understand it.  Their jealousy and obsession with The COL is a obvious.
Without their claim to be in a war with us, they would have nothing. - The Icelord

Firehawk - It is time for you take control of the Crying Cartel.  Darque's plan of
bringing in rookies to blather in the personal ads endlessly is getting boring.
Perhaps you can lead your alliance out of its obsession with The COL. - The Icelord

Icelord -- I thank you sir, for your words of praise.  For my part, I am very proud
to have contributed to the glory of Chimlevtal in such a way.  Forsooth, many good
gladiators have fallen in this same pursuit.  Let us raise our cups together in their
memory. -- Lord Protector Sampsa, DM-103

Wordsmith -- Welcome to Chimlevtal, the arena sands await the red rain that we know
as gladiatorial combat. -- Bobby Bigfoot, for SOL Invictus

Shewish Giant -- I like night fighting.  I'm trying it again. -- Pekko

Glenlivet -- I'll buy you a drink for each skill that I learned. -- Inmar

Lagarulin -- I was just warming up! -- Spatha

Valkyrie -- While I can accept that unfortunate mismatches are part of the game, 
still I would hope to benefit from the experience in the form of learning some
skills.  Oh well, fate if fickle, is it not? -- Rauni

One Hit Wonder -- What happened?  Weren't we gonna fight?  Where did I get this
blasted headache from?  What happened?.... -- Mani

Stigma of Stupid -- (stunned look)  How'd you learn that much, then? -- Jo Ludan

Idi A Mean -- How embarrassing, only nine minutes!  I fear the fault was in me.  I
should have been able to keep a desultory conversation going longer than that. -- Les

Greysales -- (scratches head in confusion)  You're some kind of fish?  I never would
have guessed. -- Norgen Pelh

Abyssinian -- You understand, I LIKE cats.  But I never let them get the upper hand.
-- Kambard Murh

Psych Major -- You psyched me out of that one.  Really slick, too. -- Mendal Omshil

Phoenicia -- You're so splendidly darque.  I look at you and I am abashed and
respectful, as well as just a tad lustful. -- Norgen Pelh

Wordsmith -- The REAL scoop here is chocolate.  Very dark chocolate, with nuts. --
Jorja, Middle Way

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEKKO delivered the death blow upon BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
VANQUISH was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
AMPERSAND was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena match.
NADA OF NOTHING was slaughtered by THE RAGE MAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
PALLADICE was bested by HUNGRY BONES in a 2 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
GILGAMESH was narrowly defeated by GAELIN BLACKTALON in a 2 minute competition.
FREY vanquished DEE-DEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MACIOBELLY beat SUBOTAI in a popular 5 minute gruesome master's Challenge brawl.
DASKON won victory over TRASHIUS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
REZOS THE THRACIAN lost to OBAN in a action packed 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LOVELY BONES was vanquished by VOMITO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TIGBASA overpowered LUCKY 7 in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HELM HAMMERHAND overpowered INMAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
NAPULAK outwaited SIR VILLARS in a monotonous 7 minute master's Challenge conflict.
VALKYRIE was subdued by TOBIAS HAWKWIND in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
GREYSCALES outlasted KIRKEN TUORNIN in a tiring 16 minute master's Challenge conflict.
ZARENDARGAR was vanquished by MALICE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
BRILLIANT ORANGE vanquished KAMBARD MURH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
ARL HAMMERHAND was devastated by SIR SAGRAMOR in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
ROBES-PIERRE was defeated by RYU-KISHIN in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
GEFION was savagely defeated by MENDAL OMSHIL in a 4 minute gory Challenge match.
JAN PREMYSL OTOKAR overcame POLL POTT in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
LAJINN THE GENIE was devastated by CALLEIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ARCHETYPE won victory over URACCA EVENSTAR in a 4 minute novice's Challenge match.
PERFORATE won victory over HEIMDAHL in a 3 minute gory amateur's Challenge fray.
CAPRICIOUS savagely defeated IDI A MEAN in a 5 minute novice's Challenge fight.
DUKE GORLOIS beat LOVE POTION #9 in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
SIR BREUNIS was defeated by ZARLIFF THE LICH in a 2 minute Challenge bout.
DELWYNNDWN lost to LAPHROAIG in a action packed 1 minute veteran's fray.
UNCAS beat SIR PELLEAS in a 5 minute expert's competition.
DROKK was overpowered by STIGMA OF STUPID in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GLENLIVET vanquished SHALLOW THREAT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ALT beat LES NAYLE in a 2 minute gory match.
SKITTLES was assassinated by ONE HIT WONDER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JO LUDAN overpowered ARYAN BARBARIAN in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ABYSSINIAN outwaited SPATHA in a slow 7 minute duel.
PARADOXE was devastated by CHERRY 2000 in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
TALISKER was viciously subdued by VILI in a popular 6 minute brutal expert's bout.
NEON SHADOW demolished NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
LAGAVULIN was vanquished by SNICKERS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
STARBURST was vanquished by PLOTINUS in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MILKY WAY savagely slew BIG TUNA in a action packed 6 minute brutal competition.
RAUNI overpowered LEXICON in a 5 minute gruesome uneven battle.
COOL HAND LUKE butchered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched match.
COL. KA DA FEE was unbelievably bested by PRODIGIOUS in a 11 minute amateur's fight.
MANI was unbelievably bested by FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD in a 3 minute novice's conflict.
WROUGHT-HIDE GOUL defeated EUA in a 3 minute gruesome novice's battle.
IGOMINY killed HOT TAMALE in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
MA BARKER defeated UBER ALLES in a 3 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         TOTAL PARRY       73 -  61 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     15         STRIKING ATTACK  114 -  99 -  8      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  42 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        30 -  27 -  5      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE      44 -  42 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         SLASHING ATTACK   66 -  71 -  6      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    6         LUNGING ATTACK   124 - 147 -  8      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     46 -  65 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  29 -  1      37  |

Turn 232 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     8 - 13         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  6     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  5         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        8 -  7                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MACIOBELLY 4392            18   6  2  107 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
LUNGING ATTACK   FREY 4197                  18  16  2  101 STORMWATCH (440)
STRIKING ATTACK  VOMITO 4840                13   6  0  101 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
TOTAL PARRY      UNCAS 4189                 20  17  0   98 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
PARRY-STRIKE     SUBOTAI 4380               16  12  0   97 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
AIMED BLOW       HUNGRY BONES 4720          11   6  1   93 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
WALL OF STEEL    PEKKO 4227                 14  10  3   89 SOL INVICTUS (469)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRASHIUS 4980               8   6  0   64 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OBAN 4530.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VILI 4597.  The ten other most popular fighters were MILKY WAY 5059, MACIOBELLY 4392, 

The least popular fighter this week was GREYSCALES 4917.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KIRKEN TUORNIN 4849, PRODIGIOUS 5141, ABYSSINIAN 4918, NAPULAK 4467, 
LEXICON 5142, IDI A MEAN 5133, SPATHA 4996, MA BARKER 5073, IGOMINY 5144, and BIG 
TUNA 4881.

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



     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes