Date   : 05/07/2005    Duedate: 06/03/2005


DM-31    TURN-252

This Weeks Top Honors


(31-5195) [11-2-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NUMBERS GAME (403)             AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
(31-5195) [11-2-0,137]         (31-5320) [4-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZARENDARGAR                    SHE MADE ME
OVERLORDS (509)                WHY DID I DO IT (540)
(31-4888) [17-20-2,92]         (31-5421) [4-1-0,32]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)      49
2. AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)    47      UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
3. VINCERE AUT MORI (564)      35      Unchartered Team
4. NUMBERS GAME (403)          33
5. THE STORMGUARDS (78)        31      AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)   166  81 15 67.2   1/ 7 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  12  3 0
 2- 2*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  12   8  0 60.0   2/ 1 NUMBERS GAME (403)       11  4 1
 3/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)       117  89 13 56.8   3/ 4 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)    10  4 2
 4/ 5 NUMBERS GAME (403)       243 194 15 55.6   4/ 3 SOL INVICTUS (469)        9  4 0
 5/ 4 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378) 308 247 12 55.5   5/10*AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  8  7 0
 6/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)     616 498 24 55.3   6/ 6 THE STORMGUARDS (78)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     44  36  5 55.0   7/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (422)       8  7 0
 8/ 8 BUSHMASTERS (164)        170 145  9 54.0   8/ 5 OVERLORDS (509)           7  8 0
 9/10 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)  189 171 12 52.5   9/ 8 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4  (378)  6  4 0
10/ 9 DARQUE FORCES (422)      159 144  9 52.5  10/ 9 LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)   6  9 0
11/11 SAMURAI KIDS II (551)    107  99 11 51.9  11/16 THE STORM REAVERS (408)   5  5 1
12-12 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)     232 220 17 51.3  12/21 UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)    5  5 1
13/13 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)  341 334 27 50.5  13/13 THE CANUCKS (58)          5  5 0
14/19*AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)  16  16  1 50.0  14/14 WHY DID I DO IT (540)     5  5 0
15/14 OVERLORDS (509)          365 366 22 49.9  15/11 AVENGERS (146)            5 10 0
16-15 ASSASSIN NATION (515)    358 365 51 49.5  16/18*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)    4  6 1
17/16 STORMWATCH (440)         169 190 10 47.1  17-12*VEGGIE PACK (369)         3  2 0
18/17 AVENGERS (146)           129 146 13 46.9  18/15 STORMWATCH (440)          3 12 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/18 THE CANUCKS (58)         252 310 23 44.8  19/19 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        3 12 0
20/21 THE STORM REAVERS (408)  103 145 13 41.5  20-20*4-LETTER FRUIT BAT (487)  2  0 0
21/23 MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)        62 116  2 34.8  21-22 ASSASSIN NATION (515)     2  3 0
22/24*VINCERE AUT MORI (564)     5  10  1 33.3  22-17 MILITARY MAYHEM (89)      2  5 1
23-25*2001 (465)                 1   3  0 25.0  23/24 BUSHMASTERS (164)         1  0 0
24-26*VEGGIE PACK (369)          6  19  1 24.0  24-27*LEGION OF STEEL (561)     0  5 0
25-27*LEGION OF STEEL (561)      0   5  0  0.0  25-25*2001 (465)                0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                              DUELMASTERS OF CHIMLEVTAL
                                   (turns 225-250)

     Greetings Chimlevtal.  Once again The Council of Lords presents Chimlevtal
History Facts.  The Duelmasters of glorious Chimlevtal from turn #225 (4/12/03) to
turn #250 (3/12/05) were:

225.  Dross of Solipsism II                14-10    LU
226.  Sarcophagus of Assassin Nation       15-8-1   LU
227.  Griffin of Myth                      12-6-1   ST
228.  Gilgamesh of The Stormbringers       13-8     LU
229.  Delwynndwn of The Nighthawks         13-20-3  BA
230.  Phoenicia of Darque Forces           11-7-1   LU
231.  Gaelin Blacktalon of The Nighthawks  14-21-5  LU
232.  Gaelin Blacktalon of The Nighthawks  15-21-5  LU
233.  Sodom of Darque Forces               16-9     LU
234.  Maciobelly of Unfit To Be Orcs       20-6-3   BA
235.  Sir Pelleas of Willbenders           15-14-1  WS
236.  Hungry Bones of Unfit To Be Orcs     14-7-1   AB
237.  Hungry Bones of Unfit To Be Orcs     15-7-1   AB
238.  Sywinell of Bushmasters              15-11    PL
239.  Inmar of Sol Invictus                15-13    PS
240.  Vili of Lords of Valhalla            17-13-1  LU
241.  Lucky 7 of Numbers Game              15-8     LU
242.  Lucky 7 of Numbers Game              16-8-1   LU
243.  Buster Bunny of Loony Toons          13-21-2  LU
244.  General Public of Military Mayhem    13-13    WS
245.  Napulak of Stormwatch                26-9     TP
246.  Blond Moment of Why Did I Do It      9-3-3    AB
247.  Cherry 2000 of Numbers Game          17-8     SL
248.  Drokk of Whammo & Thudda 4U!         19-10-2  LU
249.  Kirken Tuornin of The Nighthawks     18-16-2  TP
250.  Rezos the Thracian of Overlords      19-11    PS

I salute Chimlevtal! -- Master Janos Bard/Historian -- The COL

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                                 ON COUNCIL BUSINESS
                                      (part 9)

     Raoul the Rude had returned to Chimlevtal.  He had traveled to the Gargoyle
Islands which were in the Trier Sea, far to the north-west.  He quickly completed his
mission with the legendary Crone that dwelt there.
     With tracking skills, bargaining expertise and right of might, he had concluded
Council business.  The mercenary had traded a Potion of Longevity and ten Red Dragon
scales for a Gem of Seeing and a Stone of Truth Telling.  These magical items were
Ghean in origin and The Icelord desired them for reasons not yet disclosed.
     Returning via his giant war-hawk, Raoul, known as "The Harbinger" in many lands,
made stops in North Fork, Malcorn and Arvat, checking on Council business in those
cities.  He now sat in the guildhouse of Stormwatch.  The magical items before him on
a table and a mug of dwarven ale in his right hand.  Also in the room were the
Stormwatch Lord Protectors: Lightning, Palladice, Frey, Tigbasa and Napulak.  Joining
them were Lord Protectors Shalzar of The Stormguards, Odysseus of Overlords, Hamish
of The Stormbringers and Skirnir of the Lords of Valhalla.
     The door opened and Darzon the Pirate strode in.  The salty sea-rogue limped
forward and had a mischievous grin upon his weather-beaten face.  Behind him was the
legendary bard, Master Janos.  Garbed in a brown cloak, Janos winked and slightly
bowed to Raoul.
     "So, Lord Bosk has been spirited away via a magical gate and the mighty Icelord
pursues...." rumbled Raoul.
     "'Tis true." replied Master Janos.
     Raoul sat his mug down and drummed his fingers on the table.  He then broke into
great laughter.  Darzon did the same.  Many of the Lord Protectors laughed and even
Master Janos chuckled.  "They bea having the tiger by the tail then!" proclaimed
Darzon.  "I bea expected the First Sword and the First Mage will bea stacking up
those fools like cordwood!"  All agreed with that statement.
     "It is true, no one can stand before those two.  Never the less, Master Janos, I
will have you monitor the situation.  You know what items I speak of to keep in
contact with The Icelord and Lord Bosk.  If we are needed, we will follow." stated
Raoul.  "I would bet this attack has to do with the foul goings-on in the city.  We
will remain alert and respond as necessary."
     "It shall be done." replied Master Janos.  "I will also personally speak with
Lord Kinnishan."
     An hour later the meeting adjourned and Raoul, Darzon and Master Janos walked
the streets of Chimlevtal.  They decided to go to The Golden Dagger Inn to eat, have
a few mugs of ale and discuss Council business.  There was much to discuss indeed.

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Tale of Two Cities #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The Icelord faced Lord Kinnishan.  "Your adviser says that you know something of
the monsters who have taken my sword-brother Bosk."
     "Besides the fact that he will make them regret having presumed so?"  The ruler
of Chimlevtal smiled faintly, then sobered.  "Yes.  Chimlevtal is a twinned city."
     "Many of the older Alastarian cities are twinned," Shau'nin murmured.  "Fratsfa,
Valamantis, Monuntial, Zuwayza...."
     Kinnishan made a dismissing gesture.  "True, but they do not concern us at this
time.  Our concern is that on the other side of a dimensional barrier which is
becoming thinner every day is the city of Carestos.  And someone in Carestos is
dispatching monsters to Chimlevtal to sow disorder--"
     "That may be one reason, but I am sure it is not so simple as that," Shau'nin
     "Perhaps the ruler of this other city," The Icelord said.  Despite his
preoccupation with Bosk, the situation intrigued him.  The possibilities inherent in
the twinning of a city--if it was more than the linking of two cities inherently
different--were many and complex.  He had never encountered such a situation, but
there had been certain legends....
     "No."  Another thin smile flickered across Kinnishan's face.  "I rule Carestos
as I do Chimlevtal, and I assure you that I have dispatched no monsters through the
     The Icelord frowned.  "Can you not divest yourself of one city or the other?
The strain of--"
     "Abandon my responsibility to one city?  No."  The man's face turned reflective.
"And if I did, it would be Chimlevtal I would turn my back on--not that I want to.
Chimlevtal is more than five hundred years old, and my family has ruled it from the 
beginning.  Carestos is much older.  Legend says that it was an ancestor of mine who
laid the first stones together on the point above Carestos Bay, that he was half
merchant, half pirate, and he knew a good harbor when he saw one."  With a small
gesture, Kinnishan shook off memory.  "There are people in Carestos, and elsewhere in
that world, who would bring me down by cutting at Chimlevtal.  They either don't know
or don't care that if one city falls, the other must also."
     The Icelord nodded slowly.  "And you can't close the barrier between the cities,
because that, too, would have catastrophic consequences in both cities."
     Shau'nin Snowbeard made a slight movement, as though he could have said
something but decided not to.
     Kinnishan gave a bark of laughter.  "See how restrained my counselor is?  He has
long been urging on me a course of action to end this situation, but it is one I
cannot follow with any confidence of success, and so will not follow unless I have no
     The Icelord looked at the old Adantri, then shook his head and returned to his
immediate concern.  "Where does Bosk fit into this?"
     Kinnishan glanced at Shau'nin and raised an eyebrow.
     "The gate through which the monster came and departed, bearing the High Lord
Bosk away with him, bore the mark of Old Night."
     "As I suspected.  So far as I have been able to determine," Kinnishan said, "all
the gates which open in and around Chimlevtal at this end open in and around Carestos
at the other end.  So your friend must have been taken there, even if he might be
later moved--or go on his own--somewhere else in that other world."
     The Icelord nodded.  He had already figured that out.  And right now, he didn't
need more history, he needed useful facts.  "By the 'mark of Old Night' you mean the
tentacled shadow on the stone?"
     "Yes.  The power that opened that gate and made all possible will have come from
one of the gods of Old Night.  Though not the darkest powers in that world, they are
hostile to the champions of Light.  Directly or indirectly, they are the enemies of
good order in Carestos, and thus my enemies."
     "Accepted," The Icelord growled.  "But--"
     "And one who works against them is by definition my ally.  As all in Carestos
will know:  this will affect the reaction of people to your quest for your companion.
And if you are going to be burdened with my enemies--all of them--you may as well
have the aid of all of my allies."  Kinnishan pulled a medallion from around his neck
and handed it to the Polarian mage.  "This will open doors for you in Carestos.  More
importantly, it will open the mouths of people with information, and the purses of
the wealthy, as well, if you should have need."
     Finally, something useful, but he had lost time.  The Icelord stood.
     Shau'nin stood also.  "You cannot use the same gate through which Lord Bosk was
taken," he said.
     "The delay hasn't helped," The Icelord agreed coldly.
     "Not because of that.  That gate was and has always been opened only by the
consent of the gods of Old Night.  If you could gain their consent, or simply forced
the gate without it, you would be tainted by the spirit of Old Night, which I do not
recommend," the old Adantri said.  He held up a hand to forestall protest.  "Do not
think of breaking the rules of that other world before you even know what those rules
are.  You cannot make use of the artifacts and powers of those dark gods without
falling under their shadow.  It is a fundamental law of that world.  You must use a
different gate."
     "That gate would take me directly to Bosk--"
     "It might not.  It is the nature of such gates that while one end must have a
fixed location, the other need not--the other end is under the control of whoever
opened it.  I don't for one moment suppose that anyone able to command the gate and
the creatures who came through it would be so foolish as to leave the other end set
on his own sanctum."
     The Icelord was silent for several minutes, savagely looking for a flaw in the
logic.  Given that what Shau'nin had said was true of the laws of that other world,
there was no flaw.  He would have to go to this Carestos and then search.  One
advantage he did have in that he would not be searching for a stranger.  Bosk was his
blood brother, and the bond between them would be like a compass.  "You must have one
or more gates within your control," he said to Kinnishan, "and gates which leave no
taint on those who use them.  I will go through one of them.  Now."
     Kinnishan nodded.  "Show him, Shau'nin."

Somewhere near Carestos:

     Bosk paced the small cell, swearing, but his mind wasn't on his words.  He was
grappling with his problem:  where he was, why, and how to get out.  He knew that The
Icelord would be looking for him, but it was not in the gnome's character to wait
passively to be rescued.
     He arranged what facts he had and looked at them.  He had been taken through an
interdimensional gate by a monster under the control of a magician.  Okay, fine.  It
wouldn't be the first time that had happened, and every other time, anyone daring to
shanghai him had regretted it in the end.
     He was apparently supposed to lead some gnomes in a battle against goblins.
Normally, that would have been a totally acceptable prospect.  He was a gnome
himself, and he'd never met a goblin he would hesitate to kill.  But was Gorsh really
a gnome?  Squat, ugly, rude, and unclean....  Bosk was reluctant to concede gnome-
hood to the offensive fellow, and yet...did he have a choice?  Washed and silent, he
would pass in gnomish society.
     Before Bosk could move on to the next point, he heard footsteps in the corridor
leading to his cell.  Soft, rather furtive-sounding.  He couldn't see anyone, because
the corridor was dark save for a torch opposite his cell, and it had a bend in it,
but surely anyone coming from Gorsh would carry a light.  So either it was someone
coming to rescue him--and he didn't know anybody here--or it was someone coming to
kill him before he could lead the gnomes against the goblins.
     A walking bundle of rags emerged into the light.  Bosk's mouth tightened.  The
magician who had commanded the demon that brought him here.
     "I have a proposition for you, warrior-gnome," the creature whispered.
     "You already had a proposition for me," Bosk growled.  "Work for Gorsh--"
     "No, that is Gorsh's idea.  Mine is different.  I needed him to pay for the gate
and the demons, but his plan is foolishness."  The mage cackled.  "A rat had as well
plan to overwhelm a pride of lions.  Forget Gorsh.  *I* brought you here, and I am
the one who can send you back...or not.  And I have need of a hero."  Again the
cackle.  "That is not something that one finds among the gnomes of this tribe!"
     Bosk had a pretty good idea where this was going and crossed his arms over his
chest.  "I suppose there's some treasure to be found, guardians to be fought, that
kind of thing."  He sighed, making it clear that this was an old story to him, which
in truth it was.  "Suppose I would rather stay and help Gorsh fight his goblins?"
     A shifting of the rags suggested that the creature had shrugged.  "Then you will
die, and I will have to look elsewhere for my hero.  This will be tedious, but I have
time.  And with so many gnomes dying, I will be able to dedicate enough blood to the
Old One to pay for another search, another hero."  There was a pause.  "If you are
concerned about the lives of Gorsh's miserable gnomes, then help ME.  Few gnomes will
die then, because without a leader, their pitiful army will run rather than fight."
     The thought of working with this creature was repugnant, but he needed as many
facts as possible.  "And what happens to ME if I take your job?" he asked.  "I find
the treasure for you, and you let me go, send me back to Chimlevtal?"  His voice
dripped skepticism.
     "But of course!"
     "You'd trust me to find your treasure and bring it to you?" Bosk pressed.
     "There would be some insurance, of course," the magician whispered.  "I am not a
fool, nor are you--surely you expect me to protect my interests!  A little geas,
nothing to trouble an honest man--"
     Bosk leaped forward with a yell, arms thrusting between the bars of the cell.
"No one questions my word!" he roared.  "No one compels me!"
     The mage skipped back, but not fast enough.  Bosk's hand closed on cloth that
felt like living hide, and an arm as thin and hard as a bone.  The mage's other hand,
more like a bird's claw than anything gnomish or human, appeared and began to sketch
glowing symbols in the air.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Once again I greet you, mighty Chimlevtal!  I believe this throne to be the most
coveted on Ghea.  I am honored to hold it for The Council and salute all those who
have held the title before me.  OMNE JUS STAT IN ARMIS.
     Tornado challenged me last turn in a clash of arms that lasted over 4 minutes.
The Golden One granted me victory and for that I am grateful.  Well met and well
fought, Tornado.
     I am honored to have been granted the title Lord Protector and gladly accept
Lady Greywand's gift of immortality.  I will take my lands here in the Chimlevtal
region and continue to serve The Council of Lords in all projects they endeavor.  I
am the fifth Parry-Strike The Icelord has graduated.  I am also the eighth Overlord
to become a Lord Protector.
     In other important news, Abyssinian of The Stormbringers also graduates this
turn!  Well met indeed, Lord Protector, to you and your manager, High Lord Bosk!
     My challenges this turn go out to Terrible Two and Magog.  I would have
challenged Kirken Tuornin but The Nighthawks seem to have business elsewhere these
days.  <shrug>  What can one expect from a Crying Cartel clone?
     Keep your blades sharp!

Rezos the Thracian of Overlords
The Council of Lords

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of CHIMLEVTAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team NUMBERS GAME was 
unseated this week as THE STORMBRINGERS moved up from 7th ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon DARQUE FORCES 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 7th position in the wake of a 1-4-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week UNFIT TO BE ORCS went 3-2-0 to move up 9 in the rankings.  My praise to AH 
NOW KLK HAMMERZ for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully 
fought round deserving of notice!  BARTOFELES caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DOOM HAMMER and was awarded 22 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RAPTOR put down IT FELT 
GOOD, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait 
upon the will of others, Duelmaster REZOS THE THRACIAN challenged TERRIBLE TWO last 
week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  The city has turned out in honor 
of TERRIBLE TWO, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city CHIMLEVTAL.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of THE 
STORMBRINGERS last week.  Busy avoiding AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ?  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  AI take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in CHIMLEVTAL.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of HELM 
HAMMERHAND who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 points below in 
the rankings.  I thought HELM HAMMERHAND showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame AI.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Walk proud, warriors of LORDS OF VALHALLA!  By striking down 
MERCURIAL MADMAN you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to 
all in CHIMLEVTAL.  My hearty congratulations VEXAS, for thy revenge upon 
TICHONDRIOUS, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in CHIMLEVTAL as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRIBLE TWO 5195            11   2  0   137       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGOG 5031                   18  10  2   127       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 OIL CAN HARRY 3814           16   9  0   118       THE CANUCKS (58)
-PRIVATE ROOM 3620            17  11  0   114       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 NINJATO 5244                 17   8  3   110       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 GREYSCALES 4917              20  16  0   101       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 HELM HAMMERHAND 5025         19  11  0    99       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 SPATHA 4996                  19  12  2    98       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 DOOM HAMMER 3566             19  30  2    97       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 BRILLIANT ORANGE 4961        12  10  1    95       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 BARTOFELES 5173              12   8  1    95       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 WARGASM 1557                 17  16  1    93       AVENGERS (146)
-EVANDIS ETHUM 2462           19  11  0    92       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 ZARENDARGAR 4888             17  20  2    92       OVERLORDS (509)
 RAUNI 5035                   15  10  0    92       SOL INVICTUS (469)
-COMMANDER SPUD 5149           8   5  1    92       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
-SYWINELL 2832                15  12  0    91       BUSHMASTERS (164)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PSYCH MAJOR 5018              9   6  2    90       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 TORNADO 1439                 17  21  1    83       AVENGERS (146)
 MANI 5102                    11  13  2    81       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD 5152      15   7  1    77       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 KAMBARD MURH 5045            16  20  0    76       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
-BIJIN 5238                   11   8  1    76       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 AI 5347                       8   5  0    74       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 VENGEANCE 4369               10  11  2    72       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 JARL FORKBEARD 5280          12   3  0    70       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 LOVE POTION #9 5151           8  11  0    67       NUMBERS GAME (403)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMHAIN THE SATYR 5197       12   6  0    62       OVERLORDS (509)
 HORAGALLES 5212               7   5  1    62       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 ENDOR 5275                    9   6  0    61       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-MALICE 4986                  11  13  2    60       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 SALEM 5222                    9   7  0    59       DARQUE FORCES (422)
 SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187         11   8  2    58       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-DISOBEDIENCE 5209             5   3  1    57       ASSASSIN NATION (515)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LES NAYLE 5044               10  26  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTOR 4594                   9   9  0    56       THE CANUCKS (58)
 BAMBOO 5235                   8   6  3    56       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 MENDAL OMSHIL 5043           11  20  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 NORGEN PELH 5042             11  20  0    53       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 WHITE NOISE 3048              7   4  2    53       AVENGERS (146)
 WAS DRUNK 5094               10   7  0    47       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 QATAR CLUB HAMMER 5320        4   2  0    45       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 IT FELT GOOD 5093            10   7  0    44       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 THRALL 5074                   7   5  0    42       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352         3   1  2    42       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ULTHAR XANDO 5407             6   2  0    39       STORMWATCH (440)
 FALCATA 5405                  3   2  0    37       SOL INVICTUS (469)
 PAPER CUT KING 5211           5   3  0    34       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALKYRIE 5351                 7   6  0    33       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 RENEGADE 5400                 3   3  1    33       THE CANUCKS (58)
 NABUCA 5369                   4   7  0    32       WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)
 SHE MADE ME 5421              4   1  0    32       WHY DID I DO IT (540)
 HOT TEMPER HAMMER 5321        4   2  0    31       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 WULFGAR 5281                  7   8  0    30       STORMWATCH (440)
 HOSTILIUS 5446                2   1  1    29       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-JOHN 4433                     3   1  0    28       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-FRED 4434                     4   1  0    27       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 STEPHEN 5460                  4   0  0    27       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ICY GRACIE HAMMER 5440        3   2  0    27       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 TARL CABOT 5475               2   0  0    26       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 ULTHAR ZAAR 5414              5   1  0    24       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
 ULTHAR ES 5418                3   3  0    24       STORMWATCH (440)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARDO BARD 5276               4   0  0    23       BUSHMASTERS (164)
 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453         1   3  1    23       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 TEN-TON TESSIE 5455           3   1  0    22       NUMBERS GAME (403)
-SUM-R SQUASH 3148             2   3  0    22       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 KOLUM MAROD 5344              4   8  1    21       MIDDLE WAY 7 (536)
 TICHONDRIOUS 5129             4   5  1    20       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 DUST MITE 5390                3   1  0    20       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
 ICE SLAYER HAMMER 5322        2   5  1    20       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
 LOWLY WORM 5383               2   8  0    20       AVENGERS (146)
 VEXAS 5443                    1   2  0    20       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-DAVE BOWMAN 4190              1   1  0    20       2001 (465)
 ULTHAR URUV 5409              5   2  2    19       OVERLORDS (509)
 100 GRAND 5454                3   1  0    19       NUMBERS GAME (403)
 ULTHAR THUUNE 5411            4   3  2    17       THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
 BISENTO 5476                  2   0  0    17       SAMURAI KIDS II (551)
 SURTUR 5382                   3   7  0    16       STORMWATCH (440)
 ULTHAR JARVA 5417             3   3  0    16       OVERLORDS (509)
 GROM HELLSCREAM 5379          2   4  1    16       THE STORM REAVERS (408)
 BANSHEE 5462                  2   1  0    16       THE CANUCKS (58)
 KATANA 5420                   2   3  0    15       AVENGERS (146)
-TOMATO-PURE-A 5458            1   1  0    13       VEGGIE PACK (369)
-UNENDA 5278                   1   1  0    13       BUSHMASTERS (164)
-ANNE 4432                     2   2  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
-RICHARD 4435                  1   3  0    12       4-LETTER FRUIT BATS (487)
 EDOM 5465                     1   2  0    11       DARQUE FORCES (422)
-ART-O'-CHOKE 5459             1   1  0    11       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 BRING PAIN HAMMER 5464        1   2  0    11       AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (554)
-MAJOR PAIN 5463               1   0  0    11       MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
 MAD MONKEYMAN 5472            1   0  0    10       UNFIT TO BE ORCS (450)
-A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151           1   4  1     8       VEGGIE PACK (369)
 PATRICIAS 5447                1   2  0     7       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-BLIND AMBITION 5376           1   1  0     7       ASSASSIN NATION (515)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 5473                     1   1  0     4       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
-SCOURGE 5360                  0   3  0     3       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
 CASUS 5444                    0   3  0     3       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
 BONE GOLEM 5468               0   3  0     3       STORMWATCH (440)
-ROGUE KNIGHT 5422             0   1  0     2       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
 FREKI 5474                    0   2  0     2       LORDS OF VALHALLA (508)
 KHAN 5470                     0   2  0     2       THE CANUCKS (58)
-LADY ECKRAZE 5424             0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
-FRIGHT 5469                   0   1  0     1       ASSASSIN NATION (515)
-INVADER 5425                  0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
-SAMURAI YVON 5426             0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
 PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484         0   1  0     1       VINCERE AUT MORI (564)
-ARMORED SAINT 5423            0   1  0     1       LEGION OF STEEL (561)
 ULTHAR XZORSH 5477            0   1  0     1       THE STORMGUARDS (78)
-SPUD-A-RONI 5466              0   1  0     1       VEGGIE PACK (369)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUNKIN CARVER 5081     5  5 1 THE CANUCKS 58        WHITE NOISE 3048      248 REVENGED
TYR 5412               2  3 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 MERCURIAL MADMAN 5352 250 JUST REV
ULTHAR AESIR 5437      0  2 0 LORDS OF VALHALLA 508 A-SPEAR-O-GUTS 3151   249         
GENERAL PURPOSE 5124   6  6 1 MILITARY MAYHEM 89    NINJATO 5244          251         
DA 5483                0  1 0 SAMURAI KIDS II 551   WURM KIN 362          252 NONE    
STEPHEN 5404           3  1 1 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 RENEGADE 5400         248 JUST REV
DASHHA 5416            1  3 0 THE STORMBRINGERS 359 11TH COMMANDMENT 5453 250 JUST REV
UYR DEMONSBANE 5349    6  6 1 THE STORMGUARDS 78    BIJIN 5238            251         
ULTHAR THRYM 5438      0  1 0 STORMWATCH 440        ULTHAR URUV 5409      248 NOT REVE
OKRA OGRE 5457         0  1 0 VEGGIE PACK 369       ULTHAR URUV 5409      249         
CALLIDUS 5445          1  1 0 VINCERE AUT MORI 564  TICHONDRIOUS 5129     250 JUST REV
JUDEAU 5441            2  3 0 WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 378 HOSTILIUS 5446        252         
GOT HAMMERED 5091      8  6 0 WHY DID I DO IT 540   ZARENDARGAR 4888      249         
BLOND MOMENT 5095     10  6 3 WHY DID I DO IT 540   PSYCH MAJOR 5018      250         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rezos the Duelmaster -- It is great to see you hold the title for The Council again!
Congratulations to you and to Abyssinian on earning Lord Protector status! -- RTR and

Destitute Noble -- You state "I simply don't feel that any scum with ten losses so
early in their career is anything special."  When Napulak took the title on turn #245
her record was 26-9.  Where are those "ten losses so early in her career" at
Einstooge?  She wasn't a scum and she kicked the snot out of your "7 ST/7SZ" SL FOUR
times, stop sniveling and excuse making.  You should change your name to "Desperate
Housewife" because you sound like one. -- Raoul the Rude
P.S.  I doubt you would bring up that AB topic on January 20.

Napulak -- He talks big now.  <cracking knuckles>  I will say no more, for now. -- RTR

The Icelord and High Lord Bosk -- I hear your tour on Polaris was epic and worthy of
praise from The Golden One!  Well done on destroying yet more minions of The Dark
Alliance.  Darzon and I will take care of matters here.  The Crying Cartel are lame.
Salute! -- RTR

Jimblow and Crimson Zit -- Cowards. -- RTR

Rezo -- Well done on the throne! -- High Lord Bosk

The Icelord -- What an epic tour at your abode!  Was a nail-biter! -- High Lord Bosk

Destitute Noble Rot -- Your insinuations are not lost on me.  You and I should
discuss this matter in January! -- High Lord Bosk

Lord Protector Abyssinian -- Congratulations to you and High Lord Bosk! -- The

RTR -- Well met, Harbinger.  <chuckle>  Though I have no doubt you would indeed
transform Manager Dark into "Matt" we can not allow you to do so, at this time.  The
Council is good friends with Chimlevtal's leadership and we have agreed to follow
its laws if at all possible.  Let the hens of the Crying Cartel cluck.  Well done on
the completion of your mission.  Many events are now taking place.  I depart to
pursue those who gated Bosk out of Chimlevtal.  I expect you and Darzon will take
care of Council business here.  Salute! -- The Icelord

High Lord Bosk -- It was great AND grand to have you stop by for a little swilling,
feasting and Polaris questing, my brother!  WELL MET!  The Chaucer's Mead & Sam Adams
was cold, the great cauldron of home-made chicken noodle soup hot and the blade
action unmatched!  When the hit-list includes an Ancient Black Dragon AND an Ancient
White Dragon, you know warrior's work has been done.  Be ready for this summer,
mighty one, as we must once again quest for the hammer!  Tal. -- The Icelord

D. Noble -- I noticed your challenges.  (Continue to pat yourself on the back.)  I
realize you sneak in your challenges knowing the cartel will run interference for
you.  Here is my challenge to you, brave one:  meet me in Arvat.  We will both run
five warriors a turn, every turn, for the rest of 2005.  We can go toe-to-toe with
little interference.  When any warrior graduates or dies, we print its stats.  No
hiding behind excuses like "I'm prepping for a tourney" or "I don't have any money."
Just two managers going at it in a small arena.  My warriors are not "godlings" so
buck up and grow some hair on that chin of yours.  No excuses or sniveling or
conditions, brave one.  Just show up. -- The Icelord

Endor -- That was fun! -- Bartofeles

Sensei Jan -- Well struck with Bijin.  Uyr Demonsbane has been returned to Polaris
with honors.  His stats:  9-11-10-17-7-13-17 AB.  He learned 24 skills and had an
expert in attack.  The Crying Cartel has a history of going inactive and ducking BFs.
I expect more from you, of course.  No cowardice or hiding, just four turns of The
Council vs. the Cartel.  See you on the sands. -- The Icelord

Edom -- That was fun! -- Ulthar Uruv

It Felt Good -- That felt good! -- Damhain the Satyr

Legion of Steel -- Welcome to Chimlevtal. -- The Council of Lords

Ai -- Ai, ai, ai!  That hurt!  No wonder I was frantic, I'm very sensitive, there,
you know. -- Kambard Murh
P.S.  That was, in fact, a typical low, dirty, Karnhorn sort of blow.  I hope Kjarran
eats your soul.

Love Potion #9 -- I was going to say something profound, but your scent scrambles my
brains.  Maybe I'll think of it later. -- Mendal Omshil

Salem -- Yeah, I think I SHOULD reconsider this gladiator nonsense.  Why am I doing
this?  Why couldn't I be doing something FUN?  Maybe something...darque....  Hmm.
Maybe I should look into the possibilities. -- Les Nayle
P.S.  Teach me something darque.

Love Potion #9 -- Ah, it was...(reeling) it was.... -- Mendal Omshil

100 Grand -- Since I won the fight, do I get a purse that size?  I could use it. --
Kolum Marod
P.S.  Try not to bleed on the folding green, it won't go through the bill-changers if
you do.

Love Potion #9 -- (trying to talk while holding his breath)  It's your id#.  Very
symbolic of something, but I'm not sure (sudden gasp for breath)...what was I saying?
-- Mendal Omshil, reeling again

Bamboo -- Enough with the sand, dammit!  It gets into everything!  What did I ever do
to you to deserve that? -- Norgen Pelh the sandy and annoyed

Kambard Murh -- How can you wonder what is going on, when it should be obvious?  You
are fighting standbys.  Cherish the opportunity to learn from us, for we are the true
professionals. -- Ardasar of Carloi, master of kung-fu and spokesgladiator for the
Standbys of Chimlevtal

To the other gladiators of Chimlevtal -- Know that if you address a personal to us,
we will answer. -- the Standbys of Chimlevtal, Ardasar of Carloi, spokesman

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ABYSSINIAN viciously subdued 11TH COMMANDMENT in a 8 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
GREYSCALES demolished RENEGADE in a 2 minute uneven Bloodfeud fight.
SVEIN FORKBEARD devastated MERCURIAL MADMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud contest.
VEXAS bested TICHONDRIOUS in a action packed 1 minute gory Bloodfeud brawl.
BONE GOLEM was outwaited by ULTHAR URUV in a unpopular 14 minute Bloodfeud match.
REZOS THE THRACIAN was handily defeated by TERRIBLE TWO in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
RAUNI was vanquished by MAGOG in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BRILLIANT ORANGE overpowered TORNADO in a popular 1 minute gory uneven Challenge duel.
HELM HAMMERHAND overpowered AI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WHITE NOISE was overpowered by KAMBARD MURH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
JARL FORKBEARD slimly won victory over SALEM in a 7 minute bloody Challenge conflict.
HORAGALLES demolished LES NAYLE in a 2 minute gory mismatched Challenge match.
BAMBOO handily defeated NABUCA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
VALKYRIE lost to QATAR CLUB HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge bout.
WULFGAR lost to THRALL in a 3 minute Challenge fray.
PAPER CUT KING savagely defeated TEN-TON TESSIE in a 4 minute Challenge brawl.
HOSTILIUS murdered JUDEAU in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
SURTUR was defeated by ICE SLAYER HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge conflict.
ULTHAR ES devastated EDOM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ULTHAR THUUNE was defeated by 100 GRAND in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
STEPHEN beat BANSHEE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
BISENTO viciously subdued GERI in a exciting 8 minute gory novice's Challenge contest.
NINJATO overpowered FAOLAN AP GRYFFYDD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPATHA was defeated by TRASHIUS in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
WARGASM was subdued by OIL CAN HARRY in a 3 minute veteran's melee.
DOOM HAMMER was vanquished by BARTOFELES in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ZARENDARGAR viciously subdued ENDOR in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
MANI beat DAMHAIN THE SATYR in a action packed 3 minute veteran's fight.
VENGEANCE handily defeated NORGEN PELH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IT FELT GOOD was subdued by RAPTOR in a 2 minute gory fight.
LOVE POTION #9 overpowered MENDAL OMSHIL in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WAS DRUNK unbelievably bested FALCATA in a 2 minute bloody match.
KOLUM MAROD was vanquished by HOT TEMPER HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SHE MADE ME savagely defeated BRING PAIN HAMMER in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
ULTHAR XANDO handily defeated GROM HELLSCREAM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DUST MITE was demolished by TARL CABOT in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ULTHAR ZAAR vanquished KHAN in a 3 minute one-sided bout.
ULTHAR JARVA was vanquished by ICY GRACIE HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
LOWLY WORM demolished CASUS in a 1 minute uneven competition.
PATRICIAS was beaten by WARDO BARD in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
KATANA vanquished FREKI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MAD MONKEYMAN handily defeated ULTHAR XZORSH in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
PETRAFIED CREEPY was defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 19         SLASHING ATTACK   55 -  48 -  4      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     11         WALL OF STEEL     40 -  37 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  37 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         TOTAL PARRY       66 -  64 -  2      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        36 -  38 -  3      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         PARRY-STRIKE      37 -  40 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    55 -  63 -  6      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   79 -  91 -  8      46  |

Turn 252 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:

AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  7         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  9     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TERRIBLE TWO 5195          11   2  0  137 NUMBERS GAME (403)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAGOG 5031                 18  10  2  127 DARQUE FORCES (422)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    OIL CAN HARRY 3814         16   9  0  118 THE CANUCKS (58)
TOTAL PARRY      GREYSCALES 4917            20  16  0  101 THE STORMBRINGERS (359)
PARRY-STRIKE     BARTOFELES 5173            12   8  1   95 THE STORMGUARDS (78)
BASHING ATTACK   WARGASM 1557               17  16  1   93 AVENGERS (146)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAUNI 5035                 15  10  0   92 SOL INVICTUS (469)
AIMED BLOW       ULTHAR XANDO 5407           6   2  0   39 STORMWATCH (440)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZARENDARGAR 4888.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHE MADE ME 5421.  The ten other most popular fighters were BISENTO 5476, 
5281, BANSHEE 5462, ZARENDARGAR 4888, SVEIN FORKBEARD 5187, and VEXAS 5443.

The least popular fighter this week was BONE GOLEM 5468.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTHAR URUV 5409, GERI 5473, PETRAFIED CREEPY 5484, ULTHAR XZORSH 5477, 
FREKI 5474, CASUS 5444, ULTHAR JARVA 5417, KHAN 5470, DUST MITE 5390, and GROM 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MAGOG (31-5031) DARQUE FORCES (422)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

TRASHIUS (31-4980) WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (378)