Date   : 05/21/2005    Duedate: 06/17/2005


DM-39    TURN-208

This Weeks Top Honors


(39-3589) [13-7-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MYRMIDON (424)             LITERATI (432)
(39-3589) [13-7-1,128]         (39-3673) [3-4-2,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA RAYNE                     AKRAM AL' ABBAS
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MYRMIDON (424)
(39-3636) [7-12-0,33]          (39-3580) [0-4-0,6]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MYRMIDON (424)          44
2. CROSS ROADS (437)           33      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. LITERATI (432)              17      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      14
5. DARQUE ANGELS (402)          0      CROSS ROADS (437)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   177 115  9 60.6   1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    8  4 0
 2/ 0*CROSS ROADS (437)          3   2  0 60.0   2/ 5*LITERATI (432)            8  7 1
 3- 4 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       64  46  7 58.2   3- 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     7  3 1
 4/ 3 THE MYRMIDON (424)        47  35  2 57.3   4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  8 0
 5- 5 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     135 107  6 55.8   5- 4 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       4  1 1
 6- 6 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    140 111 12 55.8   6/ 8 THE MYRMIDON (424)        4  6 1
 7/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     165 186  8 47.0   7/ 0*CROSS ROADS (437)         3  2 0
 8/ 9*LITERATI (432)            12  23  5 34.3   8- 7 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      2  3 0
 9- 8*KAOS R US (413)            2   4  0 33.3   9- 9*KAOS R US (413)           1  0 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[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Darque Tale #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Trocar lies that way," Raigavor said.  "We can talk in comfort in my tower."
Again the teeth were bared; Darque was almost certain that it was meant as a smile
this time.
     "On your own ground, which has been prepared by you and steeped in your own
power?  I think not."
     "I maintain spells against unauthorized entry and attacks from without, but I
shall shut down the spells that prevent unauthorized departure."  When Darque did not
answer immediately, Raigavor added, "You hold the sigil.  If I kill you, it is lost,
and I cannot take it from you by force while you live.  At this time, anyway.  You
are safe enough."
     Darque sneered within his own mind.  Such a taunt might move a human to almost
any foolishness, but he was demon born.  He knew that there was no safety but what he
carved for himself, and he did not care what a human thought of his courage.  Still,
what he said about the sigil was true enough, and he seemed desperate enough to get
it that he probably could be trusted.  For now.  The half-demon nodded.  "Very well.
Let us go there."
     Raigavor had a carpet for transport.  Darque hadn't seen a flying carpet in
years.  Most mages considered it a toy for dilettantes.  But perhaps that very
simplicity was a strength now; it might be easier to keep a carpet flying properly
than most transportation spells; he knew that teleportation, for one, had achieved a
state of deep unreliability.  And this was an obedient carpet, for now, and of a
pleasing pattern and color.  He shrugged and stepped onto it; his two dwarven guards
followed and sat where the Red Wizard directed them to.
     Their course was eastward across the necropolis to the cliff that bordered the
valley of the Selwin River.  When they were high enough to give a broad view of the
landscape, Darque fixed the location of the necropolis in his mind.  You never knew
when you might need a graveyard for spell components and suitable locations, and one
so rich in years and powers, and yet unattended by guardians, was worth remembering.
He grabbed quickly at the sigil as it attempted to get away while his attention was
     Below the long line of the cliff, the Selwin glittered blue in the sunlight.
Metallic blue, and the lake was almost purple.  Darque glanced up quickly.  Water
reflected the color of the sky, so where had these colors come from?  The sky was
gray, typical of a winter day on the Rirorni Plains, but there was an iridescent
shimmer that came and went.  Some kind of magical effect, Darque realized.  Damned
odd.  If he didn't have to pay attention to the sigil, he would investigate it simply
to find out what was causing it and what it could be used for.
     From the front of the carpet, Raigavor said, "It's part of the current
instability of the Arcanum.  And the Materium as well."  This time when he bared his
teeth there was no suggestion that it might be a smile.  "It's that witch on the
Isle, meddling.  May the Hounds of Nurgol eat her soul!"  The carpet began to slant
downward toward a small island at the head of the lake and what was unmistakably a
wizard's tower.
     Darque didn't respond to Raigavor's outburst, but he noted it.  A mage who
became angry was a mage who was vulnerable.  It was worth knowing that there were
things that could stir this one to...irritation, at least.  He wasn't sure that the
Red Wizard was actually angry with the Greywand, but he seemed a man of fiery temper
who could be goaded to it if such should be necessary.
     He was not worried about Sheila Greywand.  True, the witch was powerful.  So
what?  He had destroyed powerful magicians before and would again, if he felt like
it.  She was vulnerable, too--she lacked judgment.  He sneered mentally.  She might
have been formidable...three thousand years ago.  Humans were weakened by age,
though, unlike demons who simply grew stronger.  And she was female.  There were
reasons why one saw so few female master-mages.
     The carpet flopped down onto the flat roof of the tower, interrupting Darque's
thoughts.  He tightened his mental grip on the sigil again.
     Raigavor snapped his fingers and part of the floor dissolved, revealing a
staircase spiraling downward.  "My sanctum is below."
     "But we could talk equally well here on the roof," Darque countered.
     Raigavor glanced up at the sky, which was quivering with iridescence.  "My
sanctum is private."
     Darque frowned and studied the sky himself.  Now that the topic was opened,
there was something strange about that shimmer, something more than the disturbance
of the Arcanum.  He didn't like being spied on, and he began to probe for the
identifying characteristics.
     "Priests of Mytori," Raigavor said.  "You may not have encountered them near
Chimlevtal, but we're bothered by them a lot down this way.  Nosy and malicious, but
they won't come here to my island."
     "I have never heard that they report to the Greywand."
     "They don't.  They've got their own ox to roast, but they'll use a fire someone
else has started."  Raigavor stepped down into the stairwell.
     With a final glance at the sky, Master Darque followed him.  A master mage
learned not to engage in needless combat--that kind of thing was the province of the
young and insecure.  He would save his strength for the battles that would make a
difference.  Such as with this Raigavor the Unholy, if it came to that point.
     The sanctum was on the first level below the roof, and it was luxurious.  Money
had been spent freely on the furnishings and the decor.  The only signs that a
magician worked here were the heavy glass-fronted bookcases (all with obvious locks),
and a complex circle-and-star pattern inlaid into the floor, now partly covered by a
rug similar to the flying carpet in pattern and color.
     "Tell me what you know of this sigil," Darque said, "and tell me why you want
     "It's the key to a certain class of Gates," Raigavor said, "and I want it
because I'm a Red Wizard."
     "What does the Nai Shang Academy have to do with it?" Darque asked.
     Raigavor frowned.  "You really don't know?"
     "I know somewhat about the Academy, and it has not, to my knowledge, had much
interest in Gates."
     "Amazing," Raigavor murmured, "you really don't understand, and yet you knew
enough to seize the sigil...."  He shook himself and sighed.  "Some things you will
need to know.  First, that a Red Wizard may become a Nai Shang--it's a good disguise.
But one must be BORN a Red Wizard.  And we are not a numerous people, especially in
this world."
     "In this world," Darque repeated.  Many things were beginning to come into
focus.  "That's why you need the sigil, is it?  To go home."
     "Yes.  I had thought you a demon-lord native to that world, but now...?"
     "I may not be native to that world," Darque said, "but I will be a Demon Lord
there.  How is the sigil to be used?"
     "From Xochithlan."  Raigavor gestured toward one wall of his chamber.  "Trocar
has no points of direct contact, which would make for an easy Gate--we don't want to
arrive with half our powers exhausted."
     Darque nodded.  That made sense.  "So, there are points of 'direct contact' in
Xochithlan?  Good.  I had been going there anyway, to consult the royal library about
the sigil."
     "An excellent choice," Raigavor said.  Darque looked at him closely, but the
man--the Red Wizard--did not seem to be mocking him.  "We can reach there quickly
through the Spirit Land--"
     "Ah, no.  That route is closed now.  I spoke to some...creatures in the Spirit
Land who were very firm on the subject, even after I demonstrated my ability to
compel them.  Apparently there has been some kind of structural damage."  He
shrugged.  No need to admit that he was partly responsible for that damage, and he
wasn't sure that he was to blame anyway.  "What other methods of travel are there?"
     Raigavor sighed.  "I was afraid of that.  The Guardians have been getting more
restive and hostile for some time.  It leaves us with nothing but mundane options, as
my carpet is unreliable over such a distance."
     "Horses."  Darque pursed his lips as though to spit.  "I hate riding horses."

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): SNAG of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): PIP of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): SOGNATORE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): COOKIE FOR THE SOUL of HOLE IN THE WALL (The Muffin Man)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): DILL WEED of SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): THE UPRIGHT MAN of ALASTARIAN IDOL (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): THAT! of REAL BEER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): RUNABOUT of JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): ULRIK VORN of THE MIDDLE WAY (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): THE MOLE of DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DELANGE of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): MOUSETRAP of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): OOKAZI of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): BENSI DURN of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): RYSHER of ORIGINALE BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): SPEEDI of SHAMROCKS from DELARQ TOR (Leprechaun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 521): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 405): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 522): THE SHALLOWSHIP (?, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): EVEREST LLP (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 525): HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 522): ESPANA (Mithrandir, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 517): KING NIXON (Mr. Twister, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): SHOUT HEY HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 471): JINDA-BAN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 207): CRIMINAL ELEMENT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 458): DELVERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 407): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 194): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 182): ILL AVENGERS (Knolan, Master Wildstorm, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 357): MIDDLE WAY 10 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 159): TWISTED SISTERS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 400): BLACK PRIMER, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 526): CARROT of VEGGIES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 525): SAGA of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 521): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 524): SATAN CLAUS of HOLIDAY HORRORS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 516): BAILEY O'BEAD of THE MOONDOGS (Nick, mgr.)
                           STORMBLADE of THUNDERSTRIKERS (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 508): BARBU of BIG MEAN FISH (Big Wave Dave, mgr.)
                (turn 507): JANDOLIN of GHAELIE SIDHE (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 507): BLEVINS of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 506): SUIGENERIS of TROOPERS (Lord Genesis, mgr.)
                           BLAK MASK of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 481): THE LOVE BELOW of THE DREAMING (P-Diddy, mgr.)
                          WHIRLING MIST of LEGENDARY BASTARDS ( ! , mgr.)
              (turn 480): SANDPAPER CONDOM of MEMPHIS MAFIA II (Talon Darkhart, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 457): CRIX BREMOORE of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hot Air Duck, you are a worthless bird.  But then, that goes without saying,
doesn't it?  Bird, specifically Duck, equals worthless.  A quack, in fact.  You are
worthy only to be roasted with a good, fruity sauce (being nearly inedible without).
     Or, in answer to the idiot in the stands, yes, *I* am a warrior.  YOU are

                                      Ulrik Vorn

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Coming up with 
a solid 4-1-0 outing, LITERATI has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Don't these 
new hotshots make you sick (or, if they fought you, hurt)?  CROSS ROADS, on their 
very first turn, went 3-2-0.  Hey everybody, watch out for WORMWOD, who flew up 15 
points in the rankings after mashing LONG-RANGE ARCHERS like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  ADRASAI 
SIREN was overcame by VETERAN MERCENARY and drops 8 points.  Isn't that life?  One 
minute you're on top of the world and then next you're laid out on a slab!  ULRIK 
VORN was slain by MAELSTROM FURY.  Say no more.  An apple a day keeps the doctor 
away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in XOCHITHLAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  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                  
 MAELSTROM FURY 3589          13   7  1   128       THE MYRMIDON (424)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607          7   6  1    97       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OUTLAW STAR 3550             11   7  1    89       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-HOT AIR DUCK 3451            13   8  0    85       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE FALLEN ONE 3416          12  10  2    66       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-ANACONDA 3382                 8   2  0    66       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 ADRASAI SIREN 3585           11   4  1    63       THE MYRMIDON (424)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MS D. MEENER 3696             5   0  0    55       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-ETRIGAN 3596                  7   3  0    52       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 KARIDA NAHID 3582             7   1  0    48       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-PEKING DUCK 3632              6   1  0    40       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 KAHR, JACK 3637               8   9  1    39       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              7   4  0    39       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 MANN SLAUGHTER 3688           5   1  1    34       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA RAYNE 3636               7  12  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-DAFFY DUCK 3668               2   2  1    29       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 MATT RISIDE 3705              4   0  0    26       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEOWULF 3673                  3   4  2    25       LITERATI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK GUARD 3667              3   3  0    23       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 OPARA PERSI 3670              5   4  0    22       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SONJA 3672                    1   6  0    21       LITERATI (432)
-MALICE 3704                   2   0  2    20       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 KURTZ 3671                    3   4  2    17       LITERATI (432)
-PYTHON 3608                   2   0  0    17       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 MAGUA 3674                    3   4  1    16       LITERATI (432)
-DETROYER 3484                 2   0  0    16       KAOS R US (413)
 WORMWOD 3713                  1   0  0    15       CROSS ROADS (437)
-SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           1   0  0    14       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 FEYD 3697                     2   3  0    12       LITERATI (432)
 KARLO LENCH 3703              2   3  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 IDIOT BOX 3581                1   6  0     9       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-SEA SNAKE 3609                1   1  0     8       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 ELI MOISHE 3710               1   0  0     8       CROSS ROADS (437)
 KALIEA 3711                   1   0  0     8       CROSS ROADS (437)
 AKRAM AL' ABBAS 3580          0   4  0     6       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-BRUTICKUS 3486                0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)
 SHAMGAR 3709                  0   1  0     1       CROSS ROADS (437)
 APOLLYAN 3712                 0   1  0     1       CROSS ROADS (437)
-OMEGA 3487                    0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)
-DEVASTATOR 3485               0   1  0     1       KAOS R US (413)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DUCK BLIND 3677        0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   KAWI HAMMER 3642      205         
DUCK WITH SWORDS 3708  0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   MALICE 3704           206         
ULRIK VORN 3556       18 17 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    MAELSTROM FURY 3589   208         
ZED ARLEN 3653         8  4 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607  206         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Karlo Lench -- You shouldn't tease the handicapped, you know:  Curly went to the
infirmary (as you advised) for the "hair treatment" EVEN THOUGH HE'S BALD!  (I think
you owe someone an apology and a pat on the head.) -- Mama Sleaza

Q-Q-Q-uia my pet -- You may have won our little cat fight, but you won't be wearing
that leather bikini this summer! -- Sleaza (or even sitting for a while)

Oh!  Oh, I get it, that whole "name-change-o-rama" thing was the Commission's April
Fool.  Uh-huh ha HA HA they got me good! -- Snarky, undone...still, and again

Yeah Xochithlan's INFESTED with Rirorni low-life.  Magna, Curly, Flamma and I formed
a posse and rounded up the deserters turned looters (but something tells me there's
more where they came from). -- Daforce (Somebody get that XPD Detective out of the
Wench and onto the streets!)

(Welcome Lench?!) -- Magna

Yeeeaah...low-guys! -- Curly

Achilles and his Myrmidon will clean up this town. -- Flamma

Peking Duck -- Sir!  (blushing hotly)  That was really RUDE, sir.  And I'm going to
get that peephole blocked right away.  With a stiletto. -- Opara Persi

Sleaza -- Yes...I can see that.  You are, indeed, all undone.  No wonder you lost the

fight, eh?  Tripping over your bootlaces, your belt, and are those garters around
your ankles?  Madam, you are all undone! -- Quia Rayne
P.S.  I thought cats were tidier.

Daffy Duck -- Suffering succotash! -- Karlo Lench

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!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULRIK VORN was butchered by MAELSTROM FURY in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ADRASAI SIREN was handily defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
KAHR, JACK lost to KARIDA NAHID in a 3 minute brawl.
MS D. MEENER devastated HIDDEN ARCHER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
QUIA RAYNE savagely defeated KURTZ in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MANN SLAUGHTER won victory over OPARA PERSI in a 2 minute fight.
MATT RISIDE viciously subdued IDIOT BOX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
BEOWULF luckily beat AKRAM AL' ABBAS in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
MAGUA won victory over RIRORNI DESERTER in a 3 minute duel.
SONJA overpowered KARLO LENCH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FEYD defeated SHAMGAR in a 4 minute novice's fight.
ELI MOISHE overcame RIRORNI DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's bout.
KALIEA subdued RIRORNI DESERTER in a 2 minute amateur's match.
APOLLYAN was viciously subdued by RIRORNI DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's contest.
WORMWOD devastated LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 3 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  22 -  4      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  2      38  |

Turn 208 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MAELSTROM FURY 3589        13   7  1  128 THE MYRMIDON (424)
SLASHING ATTACK  ADRASAI SIREN 3585         11   4  1   63 THE MYRMIDON (424)
BASHING ATTACK   MS D. MEENER 3696           5   0  0   55 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
WALL OF STEEL    KARIDA NAHID 3582           7   1  0   48 THE MYRMIDON (424)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AKRAM AL' ABBAS 3580.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAHR, JACK 3637, 

The least popular fighter this week was MAGUA 3674.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KALIEA 3711, ELI MOISHE 3710, FEYD 3697, KARLO LENCH 3703, KURTZ 3671,