Date   : 07/21/2004    Duedate: 08/17/2004


DM-45    TURN-219

This Weeks Top Honors


(45-3898) [12-6-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       GOAT
DARQUE FORCES (428)            VENDETTA INC. (463)
(45-3743) [19-4-0,121]         (45-4012) [8-0-0,91]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EMETICS (406)                  MOJO P@TROL (451)
(45-3902) [10-9-1,82]          (45-3898) [12-6-0,107]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MOJO P@TROL (451)           46
2. VENDETTA INC. (463)         40      MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
3. MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)      38      Unchartered Team
4. EMETICS (406)                4
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)        3      VENDETTA INC. (463)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 MIKES MORGUE (460)        30  20  1 60.0   1/ 3*VENDETTA INC. (463)      11  4 1
 2/ 5*VENDETTA INC. (463)       23  17  2 57.5   2/ 2 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)      10  5 2
 3/ 4 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    93  74  5 55.7   3/ 4 MOJO P@TROL (451)        10  5 0
 4/ 8 MOJO P@TROL (451)         49  40  2 55.1   4/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  6 0
 5/ 6 DARQUE FORCES (428)      137 117  7 53.9   5/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     7  8 1
 6- 7 KNIGHT BREED (403)        34  30  0 53.1   6/ 8 AVID FANS (65)            6  9 0
 7/ 9 AVID FANS (65)           119 114 10 51.1   7/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     5  4 0
 8/11 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     39  40  0 49.4   8/ 7 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)    5 10 0
 9-13 MYTH TAKES (458)          26  30  1 46.4   9/15 EMETICS (406)             3  7 0
10/12 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     97 112  2 46.4  10-10 KNIGHT BREED (403)        2  0 0
11/14 EMETICS (406)             60  73  2 45.1  11- 9 MYTH TAKES (458)          2  4 0
12/15 A DEAL'S DEAL (457)       28  42  3 40.0  12-14 MIKES MORGUE (460)        0  2 0
13-16*Y'S GUISE (317)            0   6  0  0.0  13-16*Y'S GUISE (317)           0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                                UNITED INTO THE HEART

     Goat was awakened the next morning by a loud slurping sound.  He leapt to his
feet, looking for the source of the noise.  He would have retched, had there been
anything in his stomach, at the sight that awaited him.
     Marais was sitting there staining her cheeks with some sort of berries as her
tongue was at work under Voo-Doo's loincloth.  The look on Voo-Doo's face was that of
a mindless individual.  Apparently she had been at him for quite some time and he was
beyond spent.  Goat caught the karragit's eye and bade her to stop.  Voo-Doo sighed
with relief.
     As they mounted up, Goat once again wondered about what Marais' tongue would
feel like.  He quickly cleared his mind of these thoughts as the she-thing called at
him.  Marais indicated that they would reach the heart of the swamp around their noon
break.  Goat instinctively reached for the flask that Abraxis had given him to fill
with mud.  He was relieved to find it intact.  Abraxis might be odd, but his wrath
was great.  He would be glad to be done with this damnable mission, and go back to
civilization.  He wanted a real woman.  He had been too long without one if he could
even entertain the idea of Marais.
     The morning went by uneventfully as they neared their goal.  Voo-Doo was so
excited he was almost trembling.  He was like a small child with his inquiries of
"Are we there yet?"  "Are we there yet?"
     Before long Marais dismounted saying, "We are here."
     Voo-Doo jumped off his lizard and put his ear to the ground.  He stood up
looking perplexed.  "I can't hear the heart.  Is the swamp dead?"
     Goat groaned shaking his head.  He held out the flask to Marais, who took it
with her tongue.  She began to walk out onto the bog until she reached the center.
She easily filled the flask and headed back to a clapping Voo-Doo.  She reached the
edge.  Voo-Doo took the flask and some giant sickly green thing shot out of the mud
grabbing Marais and sucking her under!

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #81 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The heavy bell-tone sounded again, and this time the wave-front came with a
light that was brighter than sunlight and sharper than needles.  Artemisia felt that
she was being raked over with a curry-comb.  It didn't feel bad, exactly, but if it
had been a little more forceful....  The tentacle holding her did not fare so well:
its flesh was ripped by the comb-teeth of sound and light.  A dark fluid that must
have been its blood splattered on the deck.
     The tilting deck.  There are just so many assaults of sound-light that any
wooden ship could take, and _The Golden Moon_ had taken them.
     Artemisia rolled free of the tentacle that had been pinning her down and looked
around, assessing options.  The tentacles seemed to be out of the fight, at least for
now.  The zombies, too--the bell's attack had shattered their flimsy bodies.  The
ship was coming apart around her.  But what about her crew?  The few men she could
see were dead.  They couldn't all have died but her, could they?  It certainly looked
like that was what had happened.  Maybe it was the Isle spells that had accompanied
her oath to the Greywand that had preserved her.
     Which didn't answer the immediate question:  What to do?  If she stayed with the
ship, no spell of physical toughness would preserve her from the possibility of being
crushed by a falling mast or the like.  And if she dived overboard...was the tentacle
thing killed or just injured?  But gladiators didn't make it to the Isle through
being indecisive.
     She sheathed her cutlass, gathered her limbs under her, and dived, cutting the
water cleanly and stroking away from the ship and toward the dark hump of Barikala
island.  They said that no one ever came back from Barikala these days, but she would
deal with that problem later.  She could feel turbulence in the water below her and
guessed that it might be more tentacles, and whatever it was they sprouted from.
Well, nothing she could do about it right this minute, but she vowed that if she
survived this, she would encourage the eating of giant octopus.  Or squid, as the
case might be.
     Her fingers grazed rock and something grasped her wrist.  She looked up, gasping
for breath and already twisting to reach her cutlass.
     There was a man kneeling on the rock and pulling her upwards.  An ordinary man.
The most beautiful sight she'd seen in hours.  She allowed him to help her onto the
rock, which she saw was part of the shoreline of the island.
     "I'm surprised you survived," the man said.  "And glad, of course, we see so few
new faces here!  My name's Eddystone, by the way--graduated from the arena here and
didn't get off-island fast enough."
     Artemisia gave up trying to wring water out of her hair and clothes.  "I'm a
Lady Protector myself," she admitted.  "What's going on here?  The zombies, the
tentacles, the bell...?"
     "Ah, well, it's a longish story," Eddystone muttered.  He squinted out across
the water.  "But I guess you're the only survivor on my section of the coast, so we
might as well head back to the Hall."
     "And you can tell me this long story on the way," Artemisia suggested firmly.
"Start with the short version, and we can go into detail later."
     "Yes, well...hmm.  I guess it began with the Invasion, or around the same time--
I don't know if they were connected.  But the Duke says that's when the Light-Keepers
started having trouble with--  Er, you HAVE heard of the TRUE Barikala Light, haven't
     Artemisia glanced inland toward the pillar of light that was visible over the
island every night and on cloudy days.  "Even if I hadn't heard of it then, I have
     "Well, the Light-Keepers started having trouble with the, uh, controls on it, I
guess you'd say.  Most of us didn't know a thing about it then, of course, but we've
all--everyone on Barikala--become, uh, well-informed, I guess you could say, since
then.  The Light got loose.  At least to the extent you see now.  Don't even ask what
happened to the Keepers on duty when that happened!  The Light isn't, well, Evil or
anything like that, but when it's loose, it strains things.  The fabric of the
Multiverse and so on.  Like having a lot of little temporary Gates around the place.
Well, the Duke's no fool, you know.  There were procedures.  Close off the island to
local traffic.  The power of the Light can be tapped, and it was used to set up a
Barrier.  Things can get in, but not out.  Because all these little Gates were
leaking...monsters.  Like the one you fought, we've had several of that type.  They
come from a place called, uh, Miskatonia or something like that.  Not always inside
the Barrier, but since the monsters are all drawn to the power of the Light, they all
come in, sooner or later.  And we kill them as fast as we can."  Eddystone grimaced.
"It isn't easy!  We kill monsters, but there are always more coming, and OUR
population is dropping, because since the Barrier went up and people realized that no
one was LEAVING Barikala, we haven't gotten people to replace the ones that die."
     "Sounds like what you need to do is close the Gates," Artemisia said.
     "That's easy to SAY," Eddystone agreed, "and we do when we can, although we're
running out of magicians.  But for every Gate we close, it seems like two more open.
It's the Light that makes all these Gates POSSIBLE, so what we NEED to do is get the
Light back under control.  And that isn't something anyone seems to know how to do."
     "Then we'd better find out," Artemisia said.

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of STORMCROWE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  The boys at DARQUE 
FORCES left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by VENDETTA 
INC..  Good show!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive 
observation?) as EMETICS can attest...  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
MOJO P@TROL can attest, moving up by 1.  MOTHER certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to ALICE OSBORNE and losing 11 points in the process!  What 
can be a greater victory?  ZINDELLA AZRON has taken hers place as the top, as 
STORMCROWE's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in STORMCROWE is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in A 
DEAL'S DEAL are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, AVID FANS scurried away from A DEAL'S DEAL.  Oh, 
the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, STORM SERPENT is the most challenged warrior.  STORM 
SERPENT found himself challenged by a warrior 22 below:  BOMBSHELL.  BOMBSHELL of 
DARQUE FORCES kept hers wits as she subdued STORM SERPENT.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Charity is unknown in STORMCROWE, and rightly so.  MORDRED'S MADMEN exacted their 
revenge against A DEAL'S DEAL.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself 
must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  I shall 
return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZINDELLA AZRON 3898          12   6  0   107       MOJO P@TROL (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                19   4  0   121       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 ALICE OSBORNE 3970            9   5  1   108       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 THE SMELL OF IT 3564         13  18  1   106       EMETICS (406)
 MARILYN 3712                 22  23  2    97       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 DAGORA SAVON 3896            11   7  1    91       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 GOAT 4012                     8   0  0    91       VENDETTA INC. (463)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER 3741                  14   9  1    85       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 NORA BATES 3883              11  11  0    83       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 GARGLE SPEW 3902             10   9  1    82       EMETICS (406)
-MYTHING LINK 3972             8   3  0    74       MYTH TAKES (458)
 THE BEER VENDOR 1975         17  15  1    73       AVID FANS (65)
 CONVULSIVE HURL 3563          5  25  0    72       EMETICS (406)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 3507                   12  20  1    65       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 BOMBSHELL 3914                9   7  1    65       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 THE JANITOR 2545              8   8  0    60       AVID FANS (65)
 STORM SERPENT 2416           14   8  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        13  15  0    58       AVID FANS (65)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASTER DARQUE 4008            5   3  2    56       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 TEARSA 3954                   8   5  1    55       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950           6   3  0    52       AVID FANS (65)
-NEAR MYTH 3973                6   6  1    48       MYTH TAKES (458)
-USURIOUS 3989                 7   3  0    47       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-MYTH OLOGY 3975               6   5  0    47       MYTH TAKES (458)
-SCOURGE 3987                  7   1  0    44       MIKES MORGUE (460)
-CHUCKY MOHAWK II 4001         7   2  0    43       MIKES MORGUE (460)
 PYROTECHNICS 4018             9   1  0    40       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAYNOR 3549                   7   5  0    40       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 VOR'EIV TAVERS 3916           9   8  0    39       MOJO P@TROL (451)
-KERRIGAN 3545                 7   5  0    39       KNIGHT BREED (403)
 JILTED JILL 4013              5   6  0    39       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 DOOR # 3 3966                 5   9  1    35       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951       4   5  0    33       AVID FANS (65)
 FIRE HAWK 4011                4   4  0    32       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 BROMO 4082                    3   1  1    31       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 CONCERTINA 3965               7   7  0    28       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
 DEATH FOG 4017                6   4  0    28       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 WALRUS 3995                   4   9  0    27       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 C.F.H. 4009                   3   5  0    25       VENDETTA INC. (463)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JANE THE RIPPER 4096          2   0  0    23       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 FLAMIN FLORRIE 4090           2   1  1    22       A DEAL'S DEAL (457)
-SWINGANDAMYTH 3971            4   7  0    21       MYTH TAKES (458)
 KOTHAS JAPFIN 4031            4   4  0    20       MOJO P@TROL (451)
 ABRAXIS II 4075               2   2  0    18       VENDETTA INC. (463)
 FRANCINE KRUGER 4015          3   7  0    16       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 LEATHERHAIR 4103              1   0  0    13       MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
 FROSTBITE 4014                0  11  0    11       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ICELINIA 4092                 1   2  0    10       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097          0   1  0     5       EMETICS (406)
 BOOM BOOM 4093                1   1  0     4       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-DREVVYN 2533                  0   1  0     1       Y'S GUISE (317)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE USEROUS MERCHA 10  0  1 0   1                   MASTER DARQUE 4008    219 NONE    
SHARLA MANSON 3936    10  5 0 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  SUNFLASH 3474         217 NONE    
TESS BUNDY 4038        2  5 1 MORDRED'S MADMEN 409  BROMO 4082            218 JUST REV
HIT & MYTH 3974        2  7 0 MYTH TAKES 458        MASTER DARQUE 4008    215 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dagora Savon -- Watch out for the soap in the showers after you brush up on your
weight training techniques at the gym. -- The Beer Vendor

Death Fog -- I must be in a cloud, as that certainly wasn't my attack location. -- A
Talent Scout

Master Darque -- Are you actually trying to live up to your namesake? -- Colour

Door #3 -- Monty Hall would have let me go for Door #1 or Door #2, not force me to
open the one with a wall of bricks behind it. -- The Statistician

Near Myth & Jilted Jill -- Normally, it's a managerial policy to never challenge down
in recognition, however, having 3 warriors at the top of the adepts puts the Avid
Fans in a pickle.  Since The Statistician and A Talent Scout are higher ranked than
I, they get to challenge Storm Serpent and Shard, leaving me to challenge the two of
you, who are the two highest ranked warriors in the adepts.  I hope you aren't
offended if the challenges actually go through. -- The Janitor

Concertina -- Your weapon was definitely bigger than mine.  I'm really a lover; care
to take this out of the arena over some very pink bubbly. -- (a smitten) C.F.H (V.I.)

Jane the Ripper -- Well, I know that won't work.  Where have you been training?  Good
fight. -- Abraxis II

Convulsive Hurl -- Thank you, an old warrior of your stature will always teach us
young ones well. -- Goat (VI)

Colour Commentator -- Nice blurring motion; always like the type of skills your kind
teach. -- Master Darque (VI)

Vendett@united -- I am going to the Delarq Death Fest.  Hope to see you there.  I'm
sure the Charlies need a united welcome. -- Goat

Francine -- It's not um-possible. -- D # 3

Mordred's Madmen -- *ahem* Mr. Mordred and Madmen, I Bromo Brewmeister would like to
humbly *ooof* <nice work D>...many pardons, he's new an dat was soundin suspiciously
like a apology fer dimizin Mz. Bundy, ...not dat we're not...but dis sorta thing
ain't gonna happen durin my managerial reign.  Newbie or no. -- Applejack

Walrus -- A flaming good time.  Did you see my gang with their mini torches?  Nice
touch that. -- Florrie

The Statistician -- And the hex-periment continues, and you're the bonafried
continuee...or is that hex-perimentee? -- Door # 3 (name's Veronica)

Pyrotechnics -- Buck up.  Everyone has down days, and look, there went one of yours.
-- Jill (jilted *sigh*)

All -- Ummm...dependin on this fights re-sults, we'll be (we'll--me'n tha gang) will
probably be namin #3 as guildhouse manager.  She's got survival traits, s'not goin
anywhere's too fast, an likes things tidy.  She unnerstands all tha dy-namics a
street corner, whole-saler, palaverin.  Keeps most a her opinions to herself, and's
the onlyest fighter (not countin Mr. Clean) who's divertin parta her pay...gonna own
her own "establishment" some day. -- Applejack

Alice Osborne -- You're a GUY?  That's disgusting. -- Sunflash

Tearsa -- Mojo isn't enough, pretty thing.  You need experience, too. -- Shard
P.S.  Drop by our place and I'll show you some fun tricks.

Flamin Florrie -- (crossly)  Damned cabbage! -- Walrus

Kothas Japfin -- You make my toes hurt. -- Frostbite

Francine Kruger -- Ah, the way I like a fight to go!  Fast, and in my favor. --

Applejack -- This is for you:  PL 11-16-7-15-15-5-15 SC (yay!) mod/vhigh, lunge and
parry tactics BOTH, learns parry. -- Sunflash

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NORA BATES devastated BROMO in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
HOT LIPS unbelievably bested SUNFLASH in a 6 minute expert's Challenge battle.
ALICE OSBORNE vanquished MOTHER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
GOAT defeated GARGLE SPEW in a 1 minute Challenge match.
THE JANITOR devastated JILTED JILL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
A TALENT SCOUT was defeated by SHARD in a 2 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
BOMBSHELL devastated STORM SERPENT in a 5 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
FIRE HAWK won victory over FLAMIN FLORRIE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
KOTHAS JAPFIN won victory over ICELINIA in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
ABRAXIS II vanquished FROSTBITE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MARILYN was savagely defeated by ZINDELLA AZRON in a 3 minute expert's Title match.
THE SMELL OF IT demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DAGORA SAVON demolished THE BEER VENDOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CONVULSIVE HURL was savagely defeated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute conflict.
THE STATISTICIAN overpowered C.F.H. in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
VOR'EIV TAVERS overcame COLOUR COMMENTATOR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bout.
MASTER DARQUE butchered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TEARSA overpowered DEATH FOG in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DOOR # 3 was narrowly defeated by PYROTECHNICS in a tiring 13 minute bloody match.
CONCERTINA bested FRANCINE KRUGER in a 2 minute gory contest.
WALRUS overpowered BOOM BOOM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JANE THE RIPPER overpowered TECHNICDOR YAWN in a 1 minute uneven fray.
LEATHERHAIR handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       63 -  32 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    67 -  44 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  29 -  2      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  46 -  3      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        21 -  29 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  27 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  47 -  3      30  |

Turn 219 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       3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZINDELLA AZRON 3898        12   6  0  107 MOJO P@TROL (451)
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              19   4  0  121 DARQUE FORCES (428)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ALICE OSBORNE 3970          9   5  1  108 MORDRED'S MADMEN (409)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE BEER VENDOR 1975       17  15  1   73 AVID FANS (65)
PARRY-STRIKE     BOMBSHELL 3914              9   7  1   65 DARQUE FORCES (428)
BASHING ATTACK   TEARSA 3954                 8   5  1   55 MOJO P@TROL (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARGLE SPEW 3902.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ZINDELLA AZRON 3898.  The ten other most popular fighters were COLOUR 
3712, SHARD 3507, ICELINIA 4092, THE SMELL OF IT 3564, FRANCINE KRUGER 4015, and 

The least popular fighter this week was PYROTECHNICS 4018.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TECHNICDOR YAWN 4097, BOOM BOOM 4093, DEATH FOG 4017, VOR'EIV 
JILTED JILL 4013, and MOTHER 3741.

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