Date   : 02/25/2004    Duedate: 03/09/2004


DM-32    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors


(32-4049) [12-4-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOCKED IN                      STYLISH
(32-4049) [12-4-1,124]         (32-4116) [8-1-1,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIETER KWAN                    ARGONAUT
(32-4092) [12-5-0,88]          (32-4135) [2-0-0,24]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       33
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        23      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. BLITZKRIEG II (354)         17      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     -2
5. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       -4      SARATOGA GLORY (352)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)      35  10  4 77.8   1/ 1*SARATOGA GLORY (352)     11  4 0
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     56  30  4 65.1   2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     8  5 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    724 424 38 63.1   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  9 0
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  279 403 10 40.9   4/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     4  4 0
 5/ 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354)        4   6  0 40.0   5/ 5*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       4  6 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #77 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The Golden Moon, Lady Protector Artemisia commanding, was approaching the Urt
Delta from the northeast as the day drew to a close.  Her goal was Zukal, but as soon
as the ship came within sight of land, she would anchor and wait for daylight.  The
maze of channels and islands that formed the delta was not something to attempt at
night.  At least, not now.  A decade ago there had been an intricate network of
beacons that a skilled and familiar pilot could use to reach the city's docks at any
hour, but the invasion from the East had put an end to that.  The defenders had
destroyed the beacons to hamper their foes, and the triumphant invaders of Zukal had
neither the knowledge or desire to restore the system.
     Artemisia's lip curled.  The Easterners called the people of Alastari
barbarians, because many of their cultures were young.  But if the 'civilized' old
cultures of the East didn't--or couldn't--restore safe shipping, who was the true
     The lookout shouted that land was in sight, and Artemisia turned to squint into
the setting sun.  But she was lower than the man on the mast and couldn't see the
dark line of the shore yet.  With a shrug, she turned to look the other way,
searching the sky for a warning of the sudden storms that had given this great lake
its name.  That horizon was clear, also.  She didn't quite trust it, but...the sky
was clear and the wind was steady.  Good enough, for now.
     When she turned to the west again, she could see land herself, the long, dark
hump of Barikala Island, silhouetted against the crimson sky.  The sun vanished from
sight, and its light was replaced by the broad, slightly greenish beam that shot
straight upward from the center of Barikala.  Around her, the sailors moved to place
the ship in a safe position and run out the anchors for the night; her first officer
needed no instructions to handle that.
     That beam of light over Barikala was also new since the invasion, and Artemisia
wished her friend Beag Magda were here.  The Elf understood such things.  Or at least
knew how to think about them, because nobody understood just what that blazing beacon
was...other than dangerous.  No one who had landed on Barikala in the last few years
had returned from there to tell what they'd seen.
     The lookout called down something else that she couldn't hear over the bustling
sounds of sails being lowered and anchor chains creaking off their drums.  One of the
sailors halfway down the mast below him shouted up, got an answer, and came hurrying
     "Koro says there's something coming out through the delta," the sailor reported.
"He isn't sure what, the light's about gone, but it might be a group of canoes.  They
aren't in a main channel, anyway."
     Artemisia glanced to the side.  Her first officer was there, as he should be.
"We may have an attack coming up," she said quietly.
     He nodded and moved off to make sure the crew was ready.
     Artemisia tapped her fingers on the hilt of her cutlass, reviewing
possibilities, then shrugged.  It was useless to speculate without more information,
and dangerous to formulate plans under such circumstances.  She would have to wait
upon events.


     Ghenis glared down into the alley where the last of the soldiers were marching
past.  Nothing had happened.  The dark god he had believed he served had not
responded.  The Ferencian was lying to them all.  But somewhere, he knew, there was
such a dark demongod, and he vowed to find it.  And the Ferencian liar would be the
first sacrifice....
     He withdrew carefully from the roof above the alley.  It would be a good idea to
get out of Zukal for a while.  Out from under that liar Pelishtekan's eye, so that he
could think and lay his plans in relative safety.  Niatoli Island, that's where he
would go.  The false cult already had a 'mission' there, and Cousin Og would be his,
Ghenis's, first recruit.

The Isle of the Eye:

     Beag Magda sat at a small table near the back of the Two Lilies and swirled the
last of the tea in her cup moodily.  She had no fault to find with the Lilies, they
knew her here and always gave her the same table.  And the tea, as usual, was
excellent.  Something was wrong somewhere, but it was less definite--and more
important--than a problem with the service, or a mediocre cup of tea.  She was almost
afraid to look into her cup.
     That was nonsense.  It was only the unknown that should be feared, and once she
read the tea leaves, the problem would not be unknown.  Well, it would not be
completely unknown, but tea leaves were a very imprecise method of diagnosis and
prognostication.  With a little shake, she threw off the dark mood, emptied the last
swallow of tea into the saucer, and peered into the cup at the leaves clinging to its
bottom and sides.
     She could feel the hair trying to rise on the back of her neck.  The leaves
seemed to be swimming in a web of shadows.  The patterns they formed all indicated as
plainly as tea leaves could that something very dark was impending.  But nothing was
clear.  Who was menaced, and by what?  How soon?
     Beag Magda set the cup down very carefully, because her hand was trying to
shake, and laid coins beside it to pay for the tea.  She needed more information, and
she couldn't get it here.


     Lord Protector Ipecac stalked ashore and glared around for someone to share his
outrage.  Anyone who recognized him in time--and Stormcrowe was a small island with a
limited population who generally DID recognize one another--departed hastily.  Lady
Protector Snowfall wasn't quite fast enough.  "Do you know what HAPPENED?" Ipecac
     Looking distinctly queasy, Snowfall shook her head.
     "My ship was ATTACKED," the warrior from Emetics snapped.  He didn't notice when
the shapely woman flinched from his vehemence; people were always doing that around
him.  He stalked closer, dropping his voice for privacy.  "Monsters," he hissed.
"Demons out of the waves.  Half shark, half man, you might say.  Others like kraken.
They were summoned by a dark wizard on a black ship.  We have to do something about
     Snowfall swallowed a couple of times, then said, "Why?  And how?"
     Ipecac raised his eyebrows.  "You want to live on nothing but fish caught in the
harbor?" he asked.  "They could blockade us!  And what if they decide to come ashore
and attack us here on the island?"  He frowned thoughtfully.  "Probably it's part of
some Karnhorn plot, and if we don't nip it in the bud, they'll be all over us,
murdering and enslaving.  Can't have that."
     "No," Snowfall agreed faintly, "we can't have that.  But how do we stop them?"
     "We fight, of course!"  He hesitated, perhaps realizing that such a plan was
lacking in useful details.  "All the ships will have to be armed with...catapults,"
he suggested.  "And...none of them going out alone.  Yes.  And we need to find any
wizards on the island and recruit them to help fight, and more importantly to find
out what we're up against.  That's a beginning."  He nodded firmly.  "We need to
start right away!"
     Snowfall turned quickly to the rail at the edge of the dock and fed the fish her
lunch, then straightened.  "Yes, I can see that.  Wizards, catapults, convoys.  No
time to waste...."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): XXL STRETCH PANTS of HELL-MART (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): ABRA-HAM! of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): HIMEI of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): ZACHARIAH of RED IRON KNIGHTS (Woelfe, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): THE FIRE WITCH of CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): SPACE BABOON of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 486): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 484): THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 480): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 479): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 477): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 238): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 466): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 464): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 420): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 213): DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): THE JESUITS (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 325): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 143): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 370): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 479): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 480): PUN DAT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
               (turn 479): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 478): CAESAR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 469): SACRIFICIAL KNIFE of HAND ON YOUR HEART (Manray, Marquis
                          d'Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 236): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               PALLADICE of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 457): BRAN AP CADAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 456): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
                           IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (Ironbutt, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 208): UR BRAIN ON EGG of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 345): 4-0 PROLENE of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Good day, Arvat!  I'm more of a reserved personality, so I won't bore you with a
long-winded speech, instead, I'll let my blade do the talking.  Starbreaker wound up
sick last week, will be sick this next week too, and maybe a few after that.  I
myself am feeling fine though.

Til next turn...
Locked In

P.S.  I challenged Dieter...not sure whether he'll show up.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for JASAFRAS, who flew up 18 points in the 
rankings after mashing BOATMAN KU like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BOATMAN KU was defeated by 
JASAFRAS and drops 14 points.  DIETER KWAN got through to the Duelmaster this turn.  
No doubt he was more than anxious to kick LOCKED IN's tail out of the throne!  Our 
battling duelmaster LOCKED IN has managed to hold the title, fending off DIETER 
KWAN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DEVIL ADVOCATES.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
ARVAT's afraid of the big bad CALL THE PRIEST.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you 
who like math, try this one:  CALL THE PRIEST + Weapons That go Boom = SARATOGA GLORY 
+ Avoid City.  And who is this LEVEE LOAFER you ask, with 21 points and a 4-0-0 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
LOGGERHEAD went after LEVEE LOAFER, who was higher by 18 points.  Well, when the dust 
better have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he won.  
I thought SOLAR MAN showed great skill and promise when he beat BASKERVOLE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARVAT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKED IN 4049               12   4  1   124       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIETER KWAN 4092             12   5  0    88       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 STYLISH 4116                  8   1  1    86       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-TIA M. ATT 4095              10   5  3    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          17  12  0    76       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029         9   6  1    76       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-LIL ETH 4093                 12   4  2    67       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR MAN 4115                7   2  1    63       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114                7   2  1    52       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071               8  24  0    48       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY WILD 4113              7   2  0    32       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 JASAFRAS 4136                 2   1  0    27       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARGONAUT 4135                 2   0  0    24       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVEE LOAFER 4129             4   0  0    21       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SILVER MINNOW 4128            2   5  0    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                1   8  0    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DAHLGREN 4132                 1   1  0    15       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               2   2  1     9       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              2   0  0     7       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 NAUTILUS 4134                 1   1  0     6       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          1   1  0     4       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DESERT FOX 4131               0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 LOGGERHEAD 4133               0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RAW DEAL 4138          1  1 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   DARK CHAMPION 333     467 NONE    
LOACH 4126             1  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SOLAR MAN 4115        463 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stylish -- I was amazed, left in a daze, to see you operate.... -- Private Property

Tassalter -- I liked my new and improved strategy much better.  Good fight. -- Pretty

Baskervole -- That was a bit more fun.  Thanks for the fight.  I'm sure I'll see you
around someday. -- Trademark

Boatman Ku -- So how did you like my sunny personality? -- Solar Man

Private Property -- I WON?!  I honestly don't start fighting and learning better that
I'll have an opportunity to fight at night.  That can't be good. -- Sasafras

Blitzkrieg II -- Welcome to Arvat. -- Saratoga Glory

Trademark -- I was NOT in violation!  I was NOT!  Really. -- Baskervole, not your
common, garden-variety vole
P.S.  You're just anti-vole.  I can tell.

Pretty Wild -- (recoiling)  You're a GUY. -- Tassalter, who had hoped for something
more feminine

Jasafras -- You need to learn how to take it easy, boy. -- Levee Loafer

Solar Man -- Now I've got sunburn.  I don't need this. -- Boatman Ku

Thank the gods for the Osksi Noble. -- Silver Minnow

25 February 2004
Readers, and especially those who volunteered warriors -- My apologies for the sudden
lack of episodes.  I've been sick, but expect to be back at the keyboard soon. -- the

3 March 2004

     Mongo, aka Matt McIntosh and ex-Warden of the Dark Circle, is auctioning off his
entire collection of Duelmasters warriors and stables.  Don't miss out on this chance
to own some fantastic warriors!  There are ADM warriors available in every class from
Primus to Freshmen, as well as over a dozen Basic stables.
     Does a Slasher with +4 attack, +4 decisiveness, +3 initiative and +2 riposte
sound good?  How about a Lunger who received the benefit of a TC prize, has TVed
three times after graduating--and still hasn't maxed out his skills!?  How about a
Striker in the Freshmen class who has decisiveness for a favorite learn and the MAUL
for a favorite weapon!?
     Or perhaps you prefer playing in Basic.  Then how does a stable with four Adept
class warriors who have a combined record of 41-19-9 sound?  Or maybe a stable with
three 21-Will warriors?  Or perhaps a stable with four Initiates and a Rookie who
have a combined record of 23-6-1?
     The quality of the lots is excellent.  All you need to view and bid on the lots
is go to:
     If you want to be on the mailing list to receive regular updates on the auction,
just send an e-mail to JVMerlino@aol.com. Merlin, aka John Merlino and also an ex-
Warden of the Dark Circle, will be running this auction for me.  I just moved to New
Orleans and am likely currently stumbling around the French Quarter...because it's
Mardi Gras!  So I have named my auction in honor of this occasion.
     The auction will start on Saturday, March 13th, 2004, and will continue for
several weeks.  But you should get your bids in early if you want your best chance at
owning any of these fantastic warriors and stables.
     Many thanks to all for your interest and your bids,


5 March 2004
Style Masters Symposium
Hosted by Hammer

     The years have slipped by and many DM Managers have come and gone since the last
Hammer's Handbook was compiled and printed.
     There is now a stirring within me to begin writing and editing yet another
Handbook with a distribution date sometime in 2005.
     This Handbook will be made available via Email with a possibility of burning the
info to a CD for distribution.
     Special arrangements will be made to provide the information via printed page to
those contributors who are serving sentences behind bars.
     The working title of this new Handbook is "Style Masters Symposium Hosted by
     Distribution of this Handbook is projected to be MAINLY for those DM Managers
who contribute information/articles to Hammer by June 2004.
     Informative and entertaining articles should focus on insights regarding Any or
All 10 Style Masters for both the Basic and ADM arenas as well as Tourney
     Articles focusing on Weapons/Armor are also encouraged for inclusion.
     Whether you are a Newbie Manager without a clue or a Jaded Veteran; everyone has
discovered something about this gaming experience that is both Insightful and
     Email Your Articles to HammerDM@fastermail.com or send them via Diplo to either
Flower Hammerz (372) in DM 28 or Casino Hammerz (576) in DM 33.
     Length and Content of the Style Masters Symposium Hosted by Hammer will be
Determined by the Quality and Quantity of Contributors Combined with the Literary
Efforts of Hammer who is currently overseas for an indefinite period of time.
     Articles Contributed for this Project should be of Sufficient Length and Content
to Warrant being Included to Receive the Finished Document when Hammer has completed
this literary work to His satisfaction.
     Managers contributing articles are also requested to include a DM Bio of
Themselves along with any Notable Successes and/or Failures during Their DM Career in
Basic, ADM and/or Tourney Play.
     A listing of Active Stables would also be Helpful for Anyone Seeking to Reply to
Contributors via Diplo, Email or Snailmail.
     May Your Blades Be Sharp And Your Wits Sharper!
     -- Hammer of Flower Hammerz (372) DM 28 and Casino Hammerz (576) DM 33

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RAW DEAL was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DIETER KWAN was devastated by LOCKED IN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
PRIVATE PROPERTY handily defeated TRADEMARK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SOLAR MAN vanquished BASKERVOLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
NAUTILUS was savagely defeated by TASSALTER in a 3 minute brutal Challenge fight.
LOGGERHEAD was bested by LEVEE LOAFER in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
JASAFRAS overpowered BOATMAN KU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
DAHLGREN devastated KILLING MACHINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
STYLISH overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
PRETTY WILD won victory over SILVER MINNOW in a 2 minute fight.
DESERT FOX was viciously subdued by TAD DEVILLE in a 7 minute gory novice's duel.
ARGONAUT savagely defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute gory novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   4 -  2      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  18 -  0      14  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  13 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LOCKED IN 4049             12   4  1  124 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   DIETER KWAN 4092           12   5  0   88 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115              7   2  1   63 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114              7   2  1   52 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIETER KWAN 4092.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARGONAUT 4135.  The ten other most popular fighters were TASSALTER 4112, 
LOCKED IN 4049, SOLAR MAN 4115, JASAFRAS 4136, and RAW DEAL 4138.

The least popular fighter this week was TAD DEVILLE 4140.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILVER MINNOW 4128, KILLING MACHINE 4139, BOATMAN KU 4130, 
4129, LOGGERHEAD 4133, and RAW DEAL 4138.