Date   : 02/11/2004    Duedate: 02/24/2004


DM-35    TURN-456

This Weeks Top Honors


(35-3716) [16-7-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DINGO                          KAN'SHI
THE BEARS (253)                STRONGHOLD (282)
(35-3716) [16-7-0,125]         (35-3802) [3-2-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRON-HIDE                      IRONMONGER
FERROUS MEN (11)               FERROUS MEN (11)
(35-286) [20-16-2,92]          (35-1022) [12-8-0,76]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS (253)             47
2. BLITZKRIEG (357)            42      THE BEARS (253)
3. LOST CAUSE (268)            15      Unchartered Team
4. CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)      13
5. FERROUS MEN (11)             6      BLITZKRIEG (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (357)           3   2  0 60.0   1/ 1*STRONGHOLD (282)          9  6 1
 2/ 0 THE BEARS (253)          315 232 19 57.6   2/ 2 FERROUS MEN (11)          7  3 2
 3/ 0 LOST CAUSE (268)         274 222 26 55.2   3/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    7  8 0
 4/ 1 FERROUS MEN (11)          98  88  7 52.7   4/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (357)          3  2 0
 5/ 2*STRONGHOLD (282)          14  17  2 45.2   5/ 0 THE BEARS (253)           2  2 0
 6/ 3 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   419 637 18 39.7   6/ 0 LOST CAUSE (268)          1  4 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                                     FERROUS MEN

     The team of fighters walked down the muddy road into Murska.  Muddy traveling
clothes covered well-worn weapons and armor.  Well, Ironbutt thought, Murska has
certainly changed in fifteen years.  Fifteen long years since the Ferrous Men fought
on the sands of the Murska arena.  Apparently, they haven't been good years for
Murska.  The deserted streets, ramshackle houses, and boarded up shops told the story
of a city on the decline.
     "Mona, go find someplace for us to stay.  Iron-hide, quit drinking from that
trough.  Ironmonger, go to the arena officials and let them know that the Ferrous Men
are back."  Ironbutt smiled.  It was good to be back.

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #76 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Various places in Zukal:

     "There are warriors coming.  Several of them from Free Blades, in fact," Kitala
the Bold, Lady Protector of Crysalis, reported.  She picked with most comfortable
chair in the Blue Moon guildhouse's common room with an unerring instinct and settled
into it.  "Maybe one or two from Crysalis, as well.  Me, anyway.  I'm getting bored
on the Isle."
     "When?" Jorja asked.  She didn't much like Kitala--they'd trained on the same
team in Lin Tirian years ago--but she could work with the woman.  Kitala had a
deserved reputation for getting things done.  Things no one else wanted to do, and by
Mantor's Shining Sword, dealing with Sekahos was not something Jorja wanted to do.
She hated politics.  "The sooner we get started, the sooner we'll be done with it."
     "Couple of weeks, probably," Kitala said after a moment's thought.  "These
things don't happen all at once.  People have to cancel their dental appointments,
sublet their apartments, find someone to walk their dogs, stuff like that.  Some of
'em even consult their managers!"  The Lubanese woman shook her head as at an
inexplicable marvel.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis crouched on a roof and looked down at soldiers marching through an alley.
They were some of Sekahos's men, heading for a brothel, not that it mattered.  Any
soldiers would do for this test.  When they were all in the alley and in his sight,
Ghenis clutched his talisman and muttered, "Stop these men, make them helpless to
prevent anything I would inflict on them in Your Name."  Then he held his breath,
waiting to see if the Dark God of the cult would answer his request.  If the Demongod
answered, then he would know that the cult was real, whatever fripperies Pelishtekan
dressed it in.  And if there was no answer....  The gladiator bared his teeth in a
silent snarl.  There was, somewhere, just such a Demongod.  He knew it.  And he would
find that Demongod and unleash it on the Ferencian and the others who would propose a
false cult, just for the money and power it gave them.  Let all false prophets
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the principal hall of Zukal's grandest palace, the man who was now calling
himself Prince Sekahos scowled at his advisors.  "It's outrageous!  Intolerable!
     "It has happened, even so, Prince," Amar Yayoi said.  He was the Prince's
battlemage and chief adviser.  "Some fool among the benighted heathen of this land
has let loose a tribe of Old Ones, dregur as they are called here, against us.  We
must re-bind--"
     "Why can't we get them on our side?" the Prince demanded.  "If these local
yokels bound them before, then the dregur must hate them even more than they hate us.
Why not form an alliance?"
     "A novel idea," the mage said slowly, "but I would recommend against it.  The
Old Ones are not noted for their willingness to accommodate to we who are the Younger
Peoples."  He watched closely as Sekahos considered this and felt a sinking in the
pit of his stomach.  His Prince was going to demand that the attempt be made.  It
could lead to the deepest disaster, and even if an alliance successfully forged, it
could not be depended upon.  The Old Ones were masters of that special treachery
which was produced by following agreements to the exact letter.
     Whatever Sekahos might have said next was swept aside by the entry of Vilardet,
the Prince's master of spies and assassins.  The dark-faced intriguer (he was half
Ferencian and half Kannar) sketched the formal sequences of bows and salutes and
plunged quickly into his report.  "The assassin sent against Kinnishan of Chimlevtal
failed, Prince.  Bad enough in itself, of course, but worse that it has alerted the
cursed Chimlevtans against further attempts."  What Vilardet did not say, but Yayoi
knew quite well, was that the spymaster had argued against that precipitate action.
But he was wise enough not to say "I told you so," not to THIS prince.
     "Kinnishan must die!" Sekahos shouted.  "He's a reactionary!  A cursed populist!
He is blocking my path of expansion, refusing to pay tribute, providing a base for my
     "All this is true," Yayoi said calmly, "but there are other ways to slay a tiger
than by charging it with a spear."
     "Let us set a trap for your enemy, Prince," Vilardet agreed.  "Let us lead him
to destroy himself, and not only himself but those who would ally with him against
     "This would be a great coup," the mage urged, taking up the argument in his
turn.  "Not only would your immediate enemies be removed, but their purpose in
opposing you would be so discredited that others will hesitate to rise against in the
     "And in the doing of it," Vilardet went on, "another danger might also be
reduced...if Kinnishan is brought to attack the Light of Barikala, for instance?"
     Even Sekahos hesitated over that suggestion.  Inzolas had dispatched men to take
Barikala early in the invasion.  They had succeeded, but soon afterward had ceased to
communicate.  Spies sent to that great island in the years since had never returned.
Ships passing too close to it had vanished without a trace.  No one knew what,
precisely, was happening there.  The only thing to be seen which might have a bearing
on the disappearances was a pillar of light, vast, brilliant, and unaccountable, that
rose from the center of the island.  What that pillar meant, was, or did was unknown.
"Would he be such a fool?" the Prince asked finally.
     The spymaster shrugged.  "It doesn't matter.  A situation can be contrived where
he has no CHOICE but to approach the Light.  That, or lose his throne and his allies,
which would serve our purposes well enough."
     There were several minutes of silence while all considered the possibilities.
"Do it," Sekahos said finally.

In and around Kurukar:

     He who was now known as the Black Kaliv stood behind the altar, waiting.  No
moon shone on Kurukar, nor had it since the Kaliv had come into his full power.  But
there was something in the sky which gave a blood-colored light.  The Kaliv said,
     A woman walked toward him through the icy night.  She had been a gladiator once,
before the closing of Kurukar's arena.  She was not afraid of pain and death.  But
she was afraid now.  Terrified, not for her life but for her soul.  She would have
run screaming into the dark forest had the spell not bound her limbs to the Kaliv's
will.  She would not have survived such a flight, for the men--the CREATURES--who
served the Black Kaliv were behind her.  But it would have been a cleaner death.
     She reached the altar and stopped, staring across it and awaiting the next
     Fingers half numb with cold fumbled at the fibula holding the white cloth around
her.  Like a winding sheet, it was.  She willed her fingers to seize the clasp, to
drive the long fang of metal into her own flesh and end it all now.  Her fingers
dropped the fibula onto the cloth at her feet.
     She could sense the creatures close behind her.  They were foul things, even the
one who was human.  But she wished one of them--any one of them--would reach out and
take her life.  Now.  Before it was too late.
     "Lie on the altar," the Kaliv said.
     She did so.
     The four creatures came forward, and each of them seized one of her limbs,
holding her in place though she wasn't struggling.  The Kaliv raised a dagger over
her; it burned red in the light of the not-moon in the sky.  With a single word, he
released the spell that bound her limbs to his will.
     She screamed and fought.
     Until the dagger came down.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Kholzern, Commander of the East for the Black Kaliv, stepped aboard his
flagship.  He wore a form that was nearly human, but his sailors were not deceived.
They had seen Kholzern in the heat of battle, when he wasted no energy on such
disguises.  But he always won those battles, so they accepted his alien origin, even
when it made their blood run cold.  Not that they had a choice.  Those who had
protested serving under Commander Kholzern had...vanished.
     "North," Kholzern said, "then east through the canal to Aljafir Bay.  Aljafir
and Stormcrowe must be subdued so that we may secure out outlet into the Storm Sea."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Tashart, Commander of the West, was not at all human and made no effort to
disguise that fact.  He gestured with a tentacle to the helmsman of his flagship.
"South," his piping voice ordered.  "All shipping which does not bear the standard of
Jhuizkhal is to be destroyed.  Three ships to blockade the mouth of North Fork's
river, the rest to invest Veastian.  Not a ship shall move along this coast without
my leave."

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

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): ALEX GRIFFIN of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): MUKAARTH of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): GHENGIS KHAN of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): IRON-HIDE of FERROUS MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MING of DYNASTIC (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): TENACULUM of GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                                (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 484): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 482): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 478): DARK WARRIORS (Arcane's Den, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 477): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 475): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 237): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 467): CRIMSON KINGS (The Yellow Jester, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 235): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 462): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 455): STRONGHOLD (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 212): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): MY DAY (Abarsis, the Slaughter Priest, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 194): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 343): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 142): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 368): WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 483): BLUE GOOSE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 481): OCTAPUSSY of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 478): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
                            NEIGH! of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 477): ROWARDENN of SAILS OF CHARON (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 466): MONTY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 234): MACIOBELLY of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 464): JOHNNY B GOODE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                                   Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                       (turn 461): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 418): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 211): SNOWFALL of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 207): STRAW FIRE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 323): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 141): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail MURSKA!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  The FERROUS MEN guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, IRONMONGER 
fought GWALCHMAI and gained 16 points and contributed to FERROUS MEN's 4-1-1.  CLYDE 
has lost to TOM THUMB, falling 11 points, while helping make LOST CAUSE a 1-4-0 turn. 
And all eyes were on DINGO this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
MURSKA has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Howling Wolf?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the FERROUS MEN stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on MURSKA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
FERROUS MEN more than any other team we find STRONGHOLD.  MURSKA, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
FERROUS MEN's warrior MONA FERRULE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  KAN'SHI of STRONGHOLD had better have a good reason for challenging down 
11 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought KAN'SHI showed great skill and 
promise when he was beat by MONA FERRULE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The manager of STRONGHOLD will not 
be pleased to learn that RIPPER, a 2-0-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of 
FERROUS MEN's LORD FERRIC.  Is it really true that MURSKA has more dishwashers per 
capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DINGO 3716                   16   7  0   125       THE BEARS (253)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRON-HIDE 286                20  16  2    92       FERROUS MEN (11)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAN AP CADAL 3713           21  18  1    88       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 IRONMONGER 1022              12   8  0    76       FERROUS MEN (11)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWALCHMAI 3749               15   8  3    63       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA FERRULE 1041            11   7  0    55       FERROUS MEN (11)
 TOM THUMB 3791                5   1  1    48       THE BEARS (253)
 KAN'SHI 3802                  3   2  0    45       STRONGHOLD (282)
 LORD FERRIC 1181              3   2  2    43       FERROUS MEN (11)
 MELGWYN 3804                  3   4  0    42       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLYDE 3665                    6   8  2    28       LOST CAUSE (268)
 LADY FERRIC 1180              3   2  0    25       FERROUS MEN (11)
 SPARHAWK 2927                 5   4  0    24       STRONGHOLD (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OISAN 3794                    3   9  0    20       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 BRANGWYN 3793                 1  11  0    14       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 FLASH 3818                    1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 BARRISTER 3817                1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 STEEL AFFLICTION 3821         2   1  0    12       STRONGHOLD (282)
 BADDA BADDA 3815              1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 PANE 3822                     1   0  0     5       LOST CAUSE (268)
 O'MALLEY 3816                 0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (357)
 DEATH DEALER 3826             0   1  0     1       STRONGHOLD (282)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GENTLE BEN 3807        0  1 0 THE BEARS 253         BLACK ORC 20          456 NONE    
DANGEROUS 3806         0  1 0 THE BEARS 253         BLACK ORC 20          456 NONE    
ULBIT 3814             0  1 0 BLITZKRIEG 357        HIGH ELF 19           456 NONE    
DEAD 3823              0  1 0 LOST CAUSE 268        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     456 NONE    
DEADER 3824            0  1 0 LOST CAUSE 268        SPYMASTER 22          456 NONE    
DEADEST 3825           0  1 0 LOST CAUSE 268        MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     456 NONE    
RIPPER 3819            2  1 0 STRONGHOLD 282        LORD FERRIC 1181      456         
DEATH DEALER 3820      1  1 1 STRONGHOLD 282        LORD FERRIC 1181      455         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Steel Affliction -- Do you mean you're afflicted by steel, or you represent something
(rust, perhaps) that afflicts steel, or that, with steel, you (ouch!) afflict others?
-- Brangwyn

Ripper -- I had plans for the leg you ripped off. -- Oisan

Iron-Side -- Oof!  You obviously deserve the throne. -- Bran ap Cadal
P.S.  But does the throne deserve you?

Ironmonger -- Better stick to monging iron. -- Gwalchmai

Sparhawk -- I may have big ears, but I am not a rabbit. -- Melgwyn

Gwalchmai -- Great fight, let's do it again! -- Ironmonger

16 January 2004
                                    CHAOTIC WINDS
     Once, long ago, the four Winds of Time descended upon Alastari like a TEMPEST of
epic proportions, they slew everything within their all-encompassing reach.  They
left nothing.  In their wake lay smoldering ruins.
     In their haste they sped towards the center of this great land like a colossal
giant would step across an ocean.  The four storms picked up momentum on their way
towards each other.  A collision was eminent.
     The first storm wind, the oldest and wisest of the four was named APEXALUS.  The
second, FLAGGSTAFF, was the quickest and loudest entity ever created.  The third Wind
of Time was MATRIATIN, neither old or young, quick or slow, but fierce and feisty all
the same.  The forth wind, ASSAMITHIUS, the youngest yet most creative in its means
of destruction.
     When finally they merged at the center of ALASTARI, an incredible destructive
explosion occurred.  And when the smoke and debris cleared they were one.  CHAOS was
     And Chaos spread across the diminished lands reeking havoc and doom with its
passing, and destroying allover again that which already lay in ruin.

F E A R    C H A O S    I N C.

28 January 2004
All -- I send out this invitation to all teams and managers.  A new Alliance has been
formed.  The Living Essences Alliance is being formed to join forces in an effort to
eliminate common foes and to help the joined warriors grow and learn to the best of
their abilities by offering suggestions and advice.  It doesn't matter what arena
you're in, or if you're in another alliance already, as of today.  This Alliance is
open to one and all!  If you are interested in joining, please DIPLO me, or send a
personal ad to DM 93's newsletter.  If you wish to join beyond March 2004, send a PA
to DM 82.  Come join the fun! -- Dagan LifeGiver, mgr. Shadow Warriors (DM 93)

28 January 2004
This notice is to formally introduce our young alliance, CHAOS INC.  We consist of
APEX, FLAGG, MATRIX, ASSAMITE, and now RUDE BUDDHA.  If we aren't already there, we
WILL be coming to an arena near you soon!  Hope to see you all at the ZALCON II.

4 February 2004
Greeting from Jhans, DM 36 -- In 2 turns the kLk will host our first annual "St.
Valentines Day Massacre" in Jhans, arena 36.  (Kill Contest)  The contest will begin
on turn 450.  It will run for 10 turns.  On turn 461 the winners will be announced.
There will be 3 separate categories, the team with the most kills, the alliance with
the most kills, and the warrior with the most kills.  For the manager of the team
with the most kills a PRIZE of 10 ROLL-UPS will be rewarded (or $50 deposited into
his account).  No need to declare yourself in the personals.  If you are in DM 36,
you will be part of the contest whether you like it or not.  We encourage as much
trash talk as you'd like.  All teams, managers, and alliances invited.  Please
contact Polarius (mgr. of Blitzkrieg) in DM 36 with questions.  Or you can email me
at jamieptmo@hotmail.com.  Good luck and see you in the sands. -- Polarius

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULBIT was butchered by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GENTLE BEN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
DANGEROUS was killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena brawl.
DEADER was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DEADEST was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
RIPPER was assassinated by LORD FERRIC in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud struggle.
IRONMONGER overcame GWALCHMAI in a 3 minute expert's Challenge fight.
KAN'SHI lost to MONA FERRULE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
STEEL AFFLICTION was viciously subdued by LADY FERRIC in a 7 minute Challenge duel.
IRON-HIDE was overpowered by DINGO in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BRAN AP CADAL overcame VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
CLYDE was demolished by TOM THUMB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched competition.
MELGWYN subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory brawl.
OISAN overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute conflict.
BRANGWYN was savagely defeated by SPARHAWK in a 2 minute gory duel.
FLASH devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PANE beat O'MALLEY in a 3 minute amateur's brawl.
BARRISTER devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BADDA BADDA demolished DEATH DEALER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  2      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  18 -  1      28  |

Turn 456 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DINGO 3716                 16   7  0  125 THE BEARS (253)
SLASHING ATTACK  IRON-HIDE 286              20  16  2   92 FERROUS MEN (11)
LUNGING ATTACK   BRAN AP CADAL 3713         21  18  1   88 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
PARRY-STRIKE     MONA FERRULE 1041          11   7  0   55 FERROUS MEN (11)
AIMED BLOW       TOM THUMB 3791              5   1  1   48 THE BEARS (253)
PARRY-LUNGE      KAN'SHI 3802                3   2  0   45 STRONGHOLD (282)
STRIKING ATTACK  LORD FERRIC 1181            3   2  2   43 FERROUS MEN (11)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRON-HIDE 286.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEAD 3823.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRONMONGER 1022, KAN'SHI 
3802, TOM THUMB 3791, MELGWYN 3804, O'MALLEY 3816, LORD FERRIC 1181, GWALCHMAI 3749, 
DINGO 3716, BRAN AP CADAL 3713, and OISAN 3794.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY FERRIC 1180.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEEL AFFLICTION 3821, DEATH DEALER 3826, BRANGWYN 3793, CLYDE 
3665, IRON-HIDE 286, DEADER 3824, BARRISTER 3817, DANGEROUS 3806, ULBIT 3814, and 

The following warriors will travel to ADVANCED DUELMASTERS after next turn:

DINGO (35-3716) THE BEARS (253)