Date   : 02/28/2004    Duedate: 03/12/2004


DM-42    TURN-428

This Weeks Top Honors


(42-3950) [19-13-3,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STERLING                       ADASHIR
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
(42-3950) [19-13-3,106]        (42-4088) [1-1-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STERLING                       DARIUS
FLAGG'S FIVE (213)             HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
(42-3950) [19-13-3,106]        (42-4087) [1-1-1,13]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. COLOR ME SUAVE (322)        15
2. CLOWNING AROUND (354)       14      COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
3. KING'S KREW (151)           13      Unchartered Team
4. DELVERS (154)               12
5. HIGHER PURPOSE (363)        10      HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)     254 181 16 58.4   1/ 1 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       12  3 1
 2/ 3 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     28  20  0 58.3   2/ 2 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)      6  9 0
 3/ 4 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)       147 156  9 48.5   3/ 4 CLOWNING AROUND (354)     5  1 0
 4/ 5 DELVERS (154)            315 447  5 41.3   4/ 5 KING'S KREW (151)         5  5 0
 5/ 1*HIGHER PURPOSE (363)       4   6  2 40.0   5/ 3 DELVERS (154)             5  8 0
 6/ 6 KING'S KREW (151)         57  99  2 36.5   6/ 6*HIGHER PURPOSE (363)      4  6 2

    '*'   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[ Out of the Past #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     If anyone was aware of a difference in the air of the city, or in the texture of
life and death in the arena, they did not mention it.  Of course, with a stranger
holding a wizard's staff and guarded by...some kind of monsters sitting in the
arenamaster's box, who was going to mention things, even if they DID notice?
     And who, dying messily in the Dark Arena, would mention strange lights and
unexplained whistling noises?  If Arenamaster Kai saw fit to lay down pentagrams and
other designs of colored sand on the arena floor before each fight...well, he WAS the
arenamaster.  No doubt he knew what he was doing.
     It was known that a few managers intended to protest that they had not ordered
the actual, literal death of their warriors, but only formal dismissal from the
gladiatorial system.  But when they came back from the arenamaster's office, they
looked pale and shaken, and they had nothing to tell anyone about the situation.  And
one or two of them didn't come back at all.
                      ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There IS something going on," Penok muttered to Jessie June as they waited in
the ready area for their fight to be called.  "Something bad.  I can feel it in my
bones.  I don't care what the Rau says."  She jerked her head sideways slightly,
indicating Tijiss Rau, the arena steward waiting in the archway just ahead of them.
     "You know Rau," Jessie June muttered back.  "'All for the best in the best of
all possible worlds', that's Rau.  He wouldn't know 'something bad' if he ate it for
dinner and got sick right after."  She eyed the crystals set into the wall of the
arena.  About a third of them were black, the rest were blood red.  They reminded her
of the eyes of spiders.  "If those are purely ornamental, I'll eat 'em."
     "Magic," Cane Toad said flatly, coming up behind the two women.  "Blood magic.
You can smell it in the air.  At least, I can.  There's a lot of it down south where
I come from, and I'd know that smell anywhere."
     "I thought all magic was screwed up because of the Chaos and the Arcanum and
all!" Penok protested.
     The poisonous Toad shook his head firmly.  "Not blood magic.  You spill enough
blood, nothing else matters."
     "And there's always a lot of blood spilled in the arena," Jessie June whispered,
horrified at the possibilities.
     "And the arena's been bloodier since those crystals went up," Cane Toad said.
"There's something bad going down here."


     Hallie O'Dene went overland from Andoria to the Delarquan Federation.  It might
have been faster to sail--if she could have found a ship going where she needed to
go, or hired one.  But she found herself distrusting the Trier.  The mage Khaldren
had come out of the Trier, after all.  He might have some power over it.  And he was
bound to notice that she and Raoul hadn't come back from the errand he'd commanded.
But these were all logical reasons that she had arrived at to explain her decision to
herself.  In fact, she simply hadn't trusted the Trier at an instinctive level.  She
made her way on foot along the coast to Gelafan, then hired horses as needed for a
fast ride south.  Well...fast!  She might have laughed if she hadn't been so worried.
Six days to Valamantis.  What horrors might the mad wizard have accomplished in six
     Her plan was to take a riverboat up the Feyranse past Mordant to Sibikhas, and
then go by horse again to Delarq Tor.
     But there were towers behind Valamantis, where no towers had been for hundreds
of years.  They had none of the dream-like unreality of the vision towers that
Khaldren had raised over Zorpunt, and that was alarming.  Valamantis was much older
than Zorpunt.  There had once BEEN towers--it was called Old Valamantis now, and it
was in ruins except for the arena where the Bloodgames were held.  On that thought,
Hallie froze briefly, horrified by the realization that there had been Bloodgames
recently, lakes of blood spilled on that ancient soil.  What might Khaldren have
conjured out of that?  She didn't think she wanted to know.

Aruak City:

     The return of a wizard from drowned Krael was news that should reach Andor as
quickly as possible.  It took Raoul two days to reach Aruak City from Zorpunt, longer
than he would have liked, but faster than he had feared.  The Aruaki countryside had
suffered badly during the civil war and from the Chaos contamination just before
that.  People were getting it back into shape now, but there were no horses to be
rented or bought.  Or stolen, come to that.  Walking was faster than riding a plow
horse would've been, even if he could've gotten hold of one of the plowhorses.
     But he was damned glad to see the towers (most of the towers, some were nothing
but stumps) of Aruak city ahead.  He compared their slightly battered appearance with
the towers of Khaldren's Zorpunt and found this much better.  This was REAL.  Maybe
not perfect, maybe not as beautiful as a dream, but real.  He'd take this over the
perfect illusion any day.
     His first goal in the city was the Bulldog Inn.  He needed news, he needed to
contact his manager, and he wanted to alert Adie, the manager of the Tuft Tuggers, to
the danger.  Adie was a magician of some kind--he'd never bothered with the details--
and she could be an important part of the opposition to the Kraelian.  EARLY
opposition, too, before the man got entrenched in Zorpunt.  That might make a
     The Inn was jammed.  Odd, that.  Aruak City had always had a vigorous dueling
community, but...this many gladiators?  He could barely SEE across the common room,
much less move quickly.  But there was a table of managers in an alcove at the back.
He'd find news there, if he could reach it.
     The Lord Protector took a last look at the crowd, shook his head, and plunged in
under the elbow of a Shew.  The man was too tall for most managers, but there were
always one or two who would give a large gladiator a chance.  From the looks of the
scars, this man had been at it a while, but he was nobody Raoul recognized.  Well,
he'd been away for a long time.  Quite a long time, actually.
     He paused and looked toward the woman whose hand was on his sleeve.  Hair like a
sunrise and wide violet eyes.  "Lady Adeolar!  You're one of the people I wanted to
find.  There--"
     "Not here in the middle of the floor, Raoul."  She drew him to one side and
through an inconspicuous door.  "Jhordeal will be glad to know you are well, but
that's not what you came for, is it?"
     "Glad to know I'm...?"  When had he been in Aruak City last?  Mantor, it was
years ago!  Before the civil war, and he had died....  He took off his hat, looked at
the rounded, dusty crown, ran a hand over his head, and put the hat back on.  No time
to go into that now.  "No, doll, that's not why I came this way.  There's magical
trouble.  Serious magical trouble, I think."
     "You came from Zorpunt?"  She twisted a lock of hair between nervous fingers.
"I have felt something happening there--something dark--"
     He nodded briefly.  "I saw it start, and it's going to be damned dark," he
muttered.  Quickly, he sketched in what he and Hallie had learned of the wizard
Khaldren and his intentions.  "I don't know how he's doing that much magic," he
finished, "because everyone says the Arcanum is in decline and spells aren't working,
     "He's using blood magic."  The woman's beautiful face hardened.  "It is the
oldest magic and the most primitive.  Almost always used for darkness and
destruction," she muttered, frowning, "even though it doesn't have to be....  It's
the least dependent on the Arcanum, unfortunately, the easiest to pervert, and the
hardest to control once it gets started."  She frowned, twisting the lock of hair
harder.  "In the hands of a powerful wizard with no scruples...."
     "That's what me and Hallie figured," Raoul said, nodding.  "I'm headed for
Andor--the king has to be warned.  And Hallie's taking the warning to Delarq Tor."
     "Yes, of course.  Definitely the right thing to do.  But you need to see your
manager before you leave town, Raoul.  He's been worried about you."  She patted his
arm absently, still frowning.  "I will gather as much information about this wizard
and his spells as I can....  I wish Shania were here, she is so good at that.  Well,
I must work with what I have."  She patted his arm one last time and opened the door
to the inn's main room.  "Off with you, and tell the other managers that...tell them
I have things to do, and I'll add to your news later."

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

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

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): FACELESS of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): TOOFLESS of GLORY BOUND TROLLS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): DREUBRA of THE BALROGS (Poppa Balrog, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): MARCH MADNESS of SPORTZ! (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): DERBIE FOYLE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): MEDUSA of BATTLE BEASTS (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): CADEX CFM of THE BIKE SHOP (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): TAISHO of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): TARGEN of IRON TIGERS (Jinx, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): NUTCRACKER of ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): RUBBER BULLET of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): DUFF of ISLANDERS (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): HOLLY MACKEREL of FISH MONGERS (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): 2 PHAT TOO of VERMIN (Sultan, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): LARGE SPINNY GUY of DIABLO TOO from TI (The Muffin Man)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 489): THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 374): THE GOLDEN FISH (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 494): SIMPLY DESSERTS (Sweet Tooth, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 490): DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 489): THE TAKEN (Silver Stroke, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): SUGAR AND SPICE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): SIR AGLIO (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): none
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): SONS OF SATAN (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 449): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 440): ALL FINESSE (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 178): USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 166): THE EXPLORERS (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 325): THE DEN OF SWORDS (TMoney, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 143): EPOCHOLYPSE (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 368): DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 488): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Darkfist, mgr.)
                            MUMPHY CHICK of LEGENDS OF STEELE (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 493): THOR of AESIR (Buri, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 489): G.A. CUSTER of DOGS OF WAR (Nick, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 493): DELAPP of NIGHT TRAIN (BPR, mgr.)
                (turn 492): DARK THUNDER of DARK PANTHEON (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 490): RED NO. 40 of WASTELAND II (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 485): AERYN SUN of FARSCAPE (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
               (turn 484): SHYLAYLA MINOR of PRAETORIAN GUARD (Shocking Toad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 476): HE HATE ME of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
                            PEON NECROMANCER of SRETSAMLEUD (Phat Phat, mgr.)
                (turn 475): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 475): JADE of I MAGI (Street Legal, mgr.)
               (turn 474): VEG-O-MATIC of TRANSGRESSORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 191): ZOOLANDER of WITLESS WONDERS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 427): PROBLEMATIC of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 375): TSOMEGH of DARK HORSEMEN (Nick, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 142): MISSY MAYHAM of ANGELS OF CHAOS (Lord Chaos, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RODEKI?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see ADASHIR win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VIRTUOS VIXEN 
beat ALARIC and ALARIC lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster DARK CHAMPION Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  The crowds 
were amazed this turn, as DARK CHAMPION killed the Duelmaster, PROBLEMATIC, leaving 
FLAGG'S FIVE in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, STERLING 
from FLAGG'S FIVE to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not 
happy.  The Welcome Wench, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From RODEKI's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  KING'S KREW, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
COLOR ME SUAVE.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, BOZO was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL of COLOR ME SUAVE for challenging up by 19 to 
BOZO.  HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL lost to get 28 points of recognition.  And we have GATE 
WITCH in a challenge, going down 13 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought 
GATE WITCH showed great skill and promise when she subdued ANN ARTICHOKE.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for RODEKI's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the RODEKI arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STERLING 3950                19  13  3   106       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GATE WITCH 3953              19   8  0   101       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 EL RIPPOFF 3992              15  12  0    91       DELVERS (154)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUNSLINGER 1587              15  18  2    87       KING'S KREW (151)
 ANN ARTICHOKE 3984           18  11  0    82       DELVERS (154)
 YANKEE DAN 4019              18   5  0    79       CLOWNING AROUND (354)
 GEORGE STARK 1589            15  20  0    77       KING'S KREW (151)
 FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024           14   7  0    67       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROSE 3985                8  21  0    57       DELVERS (154)
 GOLDEN BOY OF BASS 4071       6   2  0    57       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUSHEE SU 3983               10  19  0    50       DELVERS (154)
 LIMPY TWO-SCREWS 4048         9   7  0    47       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOZO 4016                     9  14  0    47       CLOWNING AROUND (354)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIX BREMOORE 4091            3   0  1    31       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL 4067        2   7  1    28       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 CARRIE 3230                   5   9  0    24       KING'S KREW (151)
 BEN MEARS 3280                5   2  0    24       KING'S KREW (151)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADASHIR 4088                  1   1  0    20       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 VIRTUOS VIXEN 4092            2   1  0    19       FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
 GERALD 3281                   3   4  0    13       KING'S KREW (151)
 DARIUS 4087                   1   1  1    13       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 1977 AMC MATADOR 4116         1   0  0    13       COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
 NESSA 4090                    1   1  1    11       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)
 ALARIC 4086                   1   1  0     6       HIGHER PURPOSE (363)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HAMMERFIST 4093        0  1 0 DELVERS 154           DARIUS 4087           427         
PROBLEMATIC 3928      22 16 0 FLAGG'S FIVE 213      DARK CHAMPION 24      428 NONE    
IDAHO 4115             0  1 0 HIGHER PURPOSE 363    DARK CHAMPION 24      428 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gate Witch -- We have to stop meeting like this! -- Ann Artichoke
P.S.  By which I mean, next time, *I* get to win.

Yankee Dan -- It amazes me that I still have things to teach you. -- John Rose

Golden Boy of Bass -- (scowling)  Bass is a fish, and I cut up raw fishes all the
time.  Why didn't you get properly cut up when I went at you? -- Sushee Su

Problematic -- You really ripped off those skills! -- El Rippoff the not pleased

Darius -- Cheese, I never had a chance. -- Ghost of Hammerfist

Yankee Dan -- Watch out for altitude sickness! -- John Rose

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

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PROBLEMATIC was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
IDAHO was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GATE WITCH subdued ANN ARTICHOKE in a 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
STERLING viciously subdued EL RIPPOFF in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge Title fight.
HAIRLIP BOMBSHELL slimly lost to BOZO in a popular 5 minute Challenge duel.
DARIUS was unbelievably bested by BEN MEARS in a 4 minute Challenge match.
ADASHIR overpowered GERALD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
VIRTUOS VIXEN won victory over ALARIC in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
CRIX BREMOORE overpowered NESSA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
GEORGE STARK savagely defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 9 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
GUNSLINGER savagely defeated FUZZY BUZZCUT in a exciting 2 minute veteran's fight.
YANKEE DAN handily defeated GOLDEN BOY OF BASS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LIMPY TWO-SCREWS demolished CARRIE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SUSHEE SU viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
JOHN ROSE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
1977 AMC MATADOR handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  2      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  1      33  |

Turn 428 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STERLING 3950              19  13  3  106 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-LUNGE      GATE WITCH 3953            19   8  0  101 FLAGG'S FIVE (213)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EL RIPPOFF 3992            15  12  0   91 DELVERS (154)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DAN 4019            18   5  0   79 CLOWNING AROUND (354)
BASHING ATTACK   FUZZY BUZZCUT 4024         14   7  0   67 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
AIMED BLOW       GOLDEN BOY OF BASS 4071     6   2  0   57 COLOR ME SUAVE (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STERLING 3950.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARIUS 4087.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUNSLINGER 1587, STERLING 
JOHN ROSE 3985, IDAHO 4115, ADASHIR 4088, and CRIX BREMOORE 4091.

The least popular fighter this week was BOZO 4016.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARRIE 3230, NESSA 4090, ALARIC 4086, GERALD 3281, BEN MEARS 3280, 1977 
and EL RIPPOFF 3992.

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

STERLING (42-3950) FLAGG'S FIVE (213)

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