Date   : 03/02/2004    Duedate: 03/29/2004


DM-52    TURN-189

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-1825) [16-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SALVATION                      SOUTHPOINT
PIECES OF EIGHT (112)          OHIO (350)
(52-1825) [16-5-0,103]         (52-3492) [2-1-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)         OHIO (350)
(52-3220) [12-9-0,86]          (52-3492) [2-1-0,51]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PIECES OF EIGHT (112)       42
2. OHIO (350)                  17      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)    13      Unchartered Team
4. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          10
5. THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)       3      OHIO (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*OHIO (350)                12   6  1 66.7   1/ 1 ASSASSIN NATION (186)     8  4 1
 2/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       367 227 10 61.8   2/ 6*OHIO (350)                6  5 1
 3/ 4 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)   151 128  4 54.1   3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        6  7 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        45  40  0 52.9   4/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 5/ 0 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)    111 117 17 48.7   5/ 0 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)     4  1 0
 6/ 6 ASSASSIN NATION (186)    104 139 17 42.8   6/ 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)    3  0 0
 7/ 7*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  12  18  2 40.0   7/ 4*THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)  3  7 1

    '*'   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+-----]|%{ *

                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): CLOSED MIND of BLACKTHORN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): BLIND LEMON of THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): 10% VIGORISH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): BLOOD MOON of LOST SOULS 1 (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): TAZZY TIGER of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): ABSOLUCIOUN of CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): DIESEL of WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): SNOTMAN of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): PELICAN of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): PURPLE SASH of HARDTIMESINBABYLON (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): GRIM GLADIOLA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): LIGHTNING IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): ELENA of SITTIN' ON ACES (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): TOMB of SHADOW GOLD (Shadowgate, mgr.)
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 483): MORAL FIBER (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 483): THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 476): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 472): AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 472): CHAUCERS WORDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 473): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 468): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): WIMPS MOST FOWL (Wimpy, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 427): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 421): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 332): none
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 321): SAFE HAVEN (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 143): SHADOW SONGS (Shadowgate, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 369): DA AFRO, etc. (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 241): MELTDOWN of X-FORCE (Savant, mgr.)
               (turn 240): LUMBERING WAIF of HAPLESS WAIF (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 482): GOLDEN MOMENT of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 475): GARY CONDIT of THE DEMOCRATS (Al Gore, mgr.)
                           JUSTICE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 471): SARINA of GOLDEN CANYON (Klondike Kate, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 467): SONIC TACO of TRIP OUT (Angus, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 434): QUEENSRYCHE of THAT 80'S METAL (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 188): RED EYE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 331): ACUTE of THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
                          GAZREKK of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 320): WANDERING JO of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Short and sweet!  I'm a gladiator, not a writer, you know?  Actually, I'm really
a lover, not a gladiator.  Don't you think?
     Well, I'm proud to be here.  Lady Fern said I'd make it to the top some day, but
I'm a girl.  I really just wanted to have fun.  I give her great credit for managing
me to this title.
     Congratulations to Red Eye, a great former Duelmaster and now Lord Protector.  A
great warrior!  And a real man--on top or bottom, if you know what I mean.  (wink)
     And, yes, Zontani, the girls are as pretty in Fratsfa as you remembered.  And a
doggone sight much more assertive.  If you get near me, you'll find yourself on your
back--and loving it!
     See y'all.  Do your thing!

                                                     Grim Gladiola, Duelmistress

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in FRATSFA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  OHIO stable has parlayed this 
turn's 4-1-1 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  
Good work, guys!  And let's see, HENRY MORGAN fought TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and gained 20 
points and contributed to PIECES OF EIGHT's 4-1-0.  TEALIN SALI has lost to NASTY 
NASTURTIUM, falling 14 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY 8 a 1-4-0 turn.  And not 
without some honor, SALVATION now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of 
FRATSFA.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Victory Tavern?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  OHIO has cause to stand tall, as they were 
FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And 
guess who avoided OHIO stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THEY MIGHT BE 
ORCS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that SOUTHPOINT from OHIO 
was FRATSFA's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  RED EYE must have surprised ASSASSIN NATION this turn, after they 
sent him to the Dark Arena, but the Dark Arena couldn't hold him!  PIECES OF EIGHT 
made what looks to be a tough decision this turn, as they sent HAIL MARY, with a 
record of 6-7-1, to HAIL MARY death.  Farewell, hers.  A brave warrior does not carry 
a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well. 
     I like this place, FRATSFA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in FRATSFA, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in FRATSFA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALVATION 1825               16   5  0   103       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIM GLADIOLA 3316           13   5  0    87       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 STRING BEAN JEAN 3220        12   9  0    86       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             10   7  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-MUTILATE 3375                 7   3  1    66       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
-PHEURTON SKEURTO 3240         8   5  0    59       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
 INSOLENT IRIS 3323           11   5  0    58       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 HORRID HOLLY 3334             9   5  0    58       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 NASTY NASTURTIUM 3307         5   4  0    57       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOUTHPOINT 3492               2   1  0    51       OHIO (350)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKBEARD 3174               5   6  2    46       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 LENA KORIL 3495               9   8  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TEALIN SALI 3496              9   8  0    35       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEUBENVILLE 3487             2   1  0    33       OHIO (350)
 ORCA 3503                     4   2  0    31       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 HALF MAST 3390                4   5  1    28       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 LEVIATHAN 3506                3   3  1    27       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-VICIOUS 3508                  3   1  0    26       ASSASSIN NATION (186)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUILEE PARR 3524              2   1  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TORMENT 3523                  2   1  0    22       ASSASSIN NATION (186)
 BEXLEY 3486                   4   2  1    21       OHIO (350)
 HENRY MORGAN 3494             1   0  0    20       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 TROGLODYTE 3504               2   4  0    19       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 NEANDERTHAL 3507              1   5  0    18       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
 TOLEDO 3482                   2   1  0    14       OHIO (350)
 JAMESTOWN 3491                2   1  0    13       OHIO (350)
 JACK SPARROW 3473             1   0  0    10       PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
 MAMMOTH 3514                  1   2  0     5       THEY MIGHT BE ORCS (352)
-SOLAR SISTER 3441             1   1  0     4       THE FURIOUS FIVE (262)
 MINILI ORH 3535               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 21       0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          RED EYE 2171          189 NONE    
LETHAL LARKSPUR 3521   0  2 0 FLOWER GIRLS 189      BEXLEY 3486           189         
NEFAN MURH 3499        8  8 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351      LEVIATHAN 3506        188         
HAIL MARY 3109         6  8 1 PIECES OF EIGHT 112   BLACK ORC 20          189 NONE    
TROLL 3505             1  2 1 THEY MIGHT BE ORC 352 HALF MAST 3390        185 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Grim Gladiola -- This time you got the better of me.  It is your turn to write the DM
column, as I am off to the Dark Arena and then to Talahya to retire.  Maybe, someday
I'll swing the sword in Home Guard or something.  I am nothing special and my
favorites were, well...poor to say the least. -- Red Eye

Red Eye:  16(+1)-13(+1)-9-15-15-3-15.  Ratings are Master in Init, Ad Ex in Attack
and Parry, and Expert in Defense.  Favorites are MS, LOE/LAL, and Riposte Techniques
(although he never really seems to learn any). -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Lady Fern -- It's always nice to get a 5-0 turn back in the mail.  If only I could do
the same in Chimlevtal. -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Orca -- Nice challenge.  Next time I'll try to remember to bring a MUCH bigger stick
to our matchup.... -- Half Mast

     A whole mast? -- Ed.

Lethal Larkspur -- What a terrible matchup you got for your first time.  I was sorry
it didn't last a little longer.  I need to see the apothecary about something to make
me not end so quickly.... -- Vicious

Vicious will be joining Mutilate on the sidelines for the time being.  Since I run
very few teams it is important for me to time the warriors I can for decent showings
in tournaments.... -- Ghab/Assassin Nation

Slugbait!  I cannot believe I did that!  There absolutely  must have been a mistake.
Mea Culpa, Hunk! -- Lady Fern

Red Eye -- I loved the things you let me do to you!  I truly did!  It felt soooo
good. -- Grim Gladiola

Orca -- You may not be clever, but you sure are "loaded".  A hottie!  I want more. --
Nasty Nasturtium

String Bean Jean -- I let you have your way with me!  How did you like it, girl?
Come and visit me at The Flower Shoppe for more. (wink) -- Insolent Iris

Southpoint -- Well, I like being your first.  It was a real rush! -- Horrid Holly

Vicious -- If that was some form of interaction, it was too fast for me. (wink) --
Lethal Larkspur

Zontani Sharp Eyes -- It is true, indeed!  I always wear pantyhose beneath my armor!
Wanna see? -- Grim Gladiola

Nefan and Lena -- The real you is hidden inside.  Let it all hang out. -- Horrid

Half Mast -- It could be worse.  You could be No Mast. -- Tealin Sali

Leviathan -- Does this mean I've been swallowed by a whale?  The ignominy of it, to
be mere fishbait! -- Ghost of Naefan Murh

Happy Peasant?  Bah. -- Rondor Quil

Troglodyte -- Somehow, I figured you'd be shorter. -- Lean Koril

Toledo -- Ole? -- Quilee Parr

Mutilate -- Good luck in the next tourney, then.  We look for you to bring home a TV
at the least. -- Tealin Sali

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

RED EYE butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HAIL MARY was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a action packed 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
HALF MAST was overpowered by SOUTHPOINT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
NASTY NASTURTIUM overpowered TEALIN SALI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TROGLODYTE was viciously subdued by STEUBENVILLE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
NEANDERTHAL unbelievably bested JAMESTOWN in a 2 minute bloody Challenge match.
ORCA overcame TORMENT in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MAMMOTH was unbelievably bested by TOLEDO in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge melee.
GRIM GLADIOLA was outwaited by SALVATION in a 7 minute veteran's Title duel.
STRING BEAN JEAN viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
INSOLENT IRIS was handily defeated by RENDOR QUIL in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
BLACKBEARD savagely defeated LENA KORIL in a 1 minute bloody competition.
HORRID HOLLY devastated QUILEE PARR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
LEVIATHAN was devastated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BEXLEY put to death LETHAL LARKSPUR in a 1 minute fight.
HENRY MORGAN vanquished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
JACK SPARROW vanquished MINILI ORH in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  14 -  1      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  15 -  4      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  21 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  1      37  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  11 -  0      35  |

Turn 189 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SALVATION 1825             16   5  0  103 PIECES OF EIGHT (112)
WALL OF STEEL    GRIM GLADIOLA 3316         13   5  0   87 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   RENDOR QUIL 3497           10   7  0   66 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
AIMED BLOW       SOUTHPOINT 3492             2   1  0   51 OHIO (350)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496            9   8  0   35 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRING BEAN JEAN 3220.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SOUTHPOINT 3492.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAMESTOWN 

The least popular fighter this week was SALVATION 1825.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MINILI ORH 3535, LEVIATHAN 3506, QUILEE PARR 3524, LENA KORIL 3495, 
3521, and BEXLEY 3486.

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