Date   : 05/20/2008    Duedate: 06/16/2008


DM-52    TURN-244

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3744) [16-9-0,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAINFUL PEONY                  TWO
FLOWER GIRLS (189)             ZERO (403)
(52-3744) [16-9-0,89]          (52-3962) [4-3-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             THE GENTILES (400)
(52-3744) [16-9-0,89]          (52-3928) [6-4-2,37]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PURPLE PEONS (397)          55
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       20      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          14      Unchartered Team
4. ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)        12
5. THE GENTILES (400)          10      PURPLE PEONS (397)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       487 287 14 62.9   1/ 1 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        7  3 1
 2- 2 SITTEES (359)             76  48  4 61.3   2/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     6  3 0
 3/ 3 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     87  72  4 54.7   3/ 2 THE GENTILES (400)        6  9 1
 4- 4 GEMSTONES (91)            41  39  4 51.3   4/ 5*EPYC DEATH (404)          5  8 0
 5/ 5 THE GENTILES (400)        25  25  5 50.0   5/ 3*ZERO (403)                5 10 0
 6/ 0*PURPLE PEONS (397)         8  11  3 42.1   6- 7 GEMSTONES (91)            4  1 0
 7/ 6*EPYC DEATH (404)          11  17  0 39.3   7- 6 SITTEES (359)             3  2 0
 8/ 0 ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      15  25  2 37.5   8/ 0*PURPLE PEONS (397)        3  2 0
 9/ 7*ZERO (403)                13  27  0 32.5   9/ 0 ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)      2  2 0
10- 8*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)       0   1  0  0.0  10- 8*VIOLENT FEMMES (410)      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

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #4 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil stood on one of the town's three intact wharfs and watched the waves of
the Trier lap around the heap of stones that had been Khaldren's Tower.  Most of the
soot had been washed off by the rains of the spring, but it was still an impressive
scene of destruction.
     A small boat eased up to the wharf, and a lean figure jumped across from the
deck.  "Glad you could meet me here," Lenpro said.
     Fandil raised an eyebrow.  "You said it was important."
     Lenpro nodded.  "But there's a lot of important trouble around right now."
     "This is trouble, then?"
     "Of course!  I sent Sedalia to the Isle to talk to the king--"
     "I'd heard that," Fandil agreed.  "What's the word?"
     "That's the problem.  There is no word, no message at all, and there should be."
     Fandil reviewed the map of Alastari in his mind.  "Three or four days each way,
and with the roads this muddy, maybe longer," he said.  "And it might've taken him a
couple of days to get an audience--"
     Lenpro gave him an impatient look.  "You're forgetting the pigeons."
     Fandil hoped his beard would hide his blush.  He had indeed forgotten the
pigeons.  The Consortium maintained a homing pigeon loft near the mainland end of the
ferry to the Isle.  Messages, if brief, didn't have to wait on travel time.
     "Sedalia sent a pigeon just before he boarded the ferry," Lenpro said.  "It
arrived eight days ago.  Since then, nothing.  Eight days."
     "Ah.  You're correct, there should have been a message, even if only to say
nothing was moving forward."  He turned to look around the waterfront.  There was
nobody near, but sound carried over water, and it was as well to remember that,
sanctioned or not, the king of Andoria had a whole guild of spies and assassins at
his service.
     Lenpro snorted.  "I believe that the time for keeping a low profile is past,
Fandil.  Something is wrong... with the king.  There will be no sweeping this under
the rug."
     "And there's no need to start rumors flying too quickly," Fandil countered.  "We
need more information first--"
     "That," Lenpro growled, "is why Sedalia went to the Isle in the first place!"
     "There are other avenues to pursue," Fandil said, "and they can be done here--at
least, here as in, not on the Isle.  But they are not going to be talked about here,
on this wharf.  That'd be asking for trouble."

On the Isle of the Eye:

     Lord Protector Senator Sedalia looked at the cart with distaste.  It was not
new, though it seemed sturdy enough.  But the main objection was that it had been
used to haul fish from Willow Beach, where Darkholm was located, up to Talahya, and 
it smelled like it.  Still, he glanced down at his clothing which was... extremely
utilitarian, it wasn't like his attire would suffer from contact with it.  And at
least the ride would be brief; the road went through Lirin Kiv on its way to Willow
Beach.  Four miles, maybe five.
     "I can't believe there's no other way to get out of Talahya," he muttered,
climbing in beside Gissanniah.
     "We're not out yet," she said.  "I can't believe THIS way will work, until we're
clear of the last ring of watchers."  She pulled the tarp up to cover both of them.
"I can't believe someone is going to this much trouble just to keep us from reporting
that we didn't get in to see the king."
     "In itself, that is revealing," Sedalia said.  His voice was muffled by the
tarp.  "Presumably our failure to see the king would provoke questions that someone
really, really doesn't want to answer."
     "Quiet," the driver said.  "I could be stopped any time.  Don't provoke 'em to
search the wagon."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #5 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Lenpro watched the last of the gladiators leave, clearing the common room of the
Krill Cavalry guildhouse for his conference with Fandil.  They were probably decent
people, but he didn't know them, and the situation did not incline him to trust any
     "It will be fine," Fandil said.  "They won't go blabbing about our presence, and
they won't hear anything that matters, anyway."  He gestured, and a faint shimmer
sprang up, form a hemisphere in the room, enclosing the two of them.  "This will
ensure that there are no eavesdroppers."
     After a moment, Lenpro shrugged.  "Okay, it's what we've got to work with,
anyway.  Where do we start, then?"
     "With the king, I think.  No one's heard seen him in... two or three years, at
least, I think?"
     Lenpro nodded.  "At least."
     "Nor heard anything that constitutes persuasive evidence that he is still alive,
still functional, and concerned with his job."
     Lenpro nodded again, imapatiently.  "I know all that.  You know all that--"
     "Just making sure we both know that we both know," Fandil said.  "Assumptions
are the shifting sands under faulty planning.  All the information we can gather
indicates that the king has spent the past several years on the Isle, never leaving
it.  Anything official coming out of Andor is signed by Herlas d'Arenju, styling
himself 'First Minister to the King'.  He is said to be Fratsfan, but he isn't listed
in the Fratsfan Register of Noble Houses and Scions."
     "Does that matter?  That he isn't a nobleman?"
     "I don't suppose so, in itself.  But I would like to find some indication of his
background, somewhere.  At this point," Fandil said, suddenly exasperated, "I can't
even prove that he's Frastfan!"
     "Or that he's ill-intentioned," Lenpro added, scowling.  "He could just be
really stupid when it comes to running a government."
     "Or the front man for a committee," Fandil agreed.
     Lenpro nodded but brushed the issue aside.  "Same thing.  That isn't one of the
core questions.  Later, it might be important, but first," he paused to make sure he
had Fandil's full attention, "the first question is, Do we believe that the true and
proper king of Andoria is doing his proper job?"
     The two managers locked eyes over the scarred table.  "No," they said
     "Okay, second question, is there anything we can do to bring the king back to
the point of doing that job?"  He waved one hand casually.  "Setting aside the matter
of whether or not we can get at the king.  IF we can reach the king, do we believe he
can be gotten back on the job?"
     A silence.  A long silence.  The clock against the guildhouse wall ticked,
chimed, struck the hour, ticked on.  Finally Fandil sighed.  "No," he said again.
"Not according to the little I've heard."
     Lenpro nodded again.  "Third question:  Does the king have recognized heirs?"
     "No.  No one that any person has seen or heard of in years.  The rumors..." the
old mage shrugged, "they're said to have vanished from the Isle, probably into some
other dimension.  Regardless, they're gone."
     "Right, so we're talking about establishing a new royal line, or trying for some
other form of government, but at the least, we're talking a rebellion."
     "If there's effectively no king--"
     "There's a bureaucracy, inefficient and corrupt as it is, which is the
acknowledged legal channel of government," Lenpro said.  "You think they're going to
smile and say, 'Oh, what a good idea, we're behind you all the way!'?  I don't.
They'll fight."
     "No army to speak of."
     "Plenty of assassins, though."
     "I don't think one of the, ah, non-royal types of government would work in
Andoria at this time," Fandil said.  "I've seen them elsewhere, and people have to be
prepared before they can accept such an order and make it work.  But king-making...
that's tricky."
     Lenpro smiled, for the first time since the meeting had begun.  "We've got a
perfect candidate ready to hand," he said.  "The Fratsfan Emperor Alonj."

The Isle of the Eye:

     "I will never eat fish again," Senator Sedalia muttered from under the cover of
the tarp.
     "You won't need to," Gissanniah whispered back.  "You're going to have as much
trouble getting that smell out of your mustache as I will getting it of my hair."
     Sedalia's hand went automatically to his mustache, and he sighed.  It was limp
and untidy, in need of a wash, a trim, and fresh waxing.  "It's a sacrifice," he
agreed, "but a senator does what he must for his constituents."  He sighed
theatrically, teasing a smile out of his companion.  It was part of his duty, after
all, to keep her spirits up.  "How much longer will we have to lie here waiting, I
     Gissanniah raised her head just enough to peer through a crack in the side of
the cart.  "I don't see our driver anywhere," she said after a moment.  "At least, he
isn't on this side of the cart."
     Both gladiators listened for a moment to the sound of voices.  Too far away for
them to make out the words, their driver was talking to... someone.  Not guards, this
was no checkpoint, but someone.  Stung by a sudden surmise, Sedalia glanced across at
his companion.  Gissanniah was looking toward him, eyes widening with the same
     "He's betraying us," Sedalia said, certainty crystalizing as he said the words.
     "He promised he wouldn't tell any of the guards--"
     "He said nothing about not telling other people... who might carry word to the
guards.  Out, of here, now!  Your side is probably the less observed."
     "Right."  Gissanniah twitched up the tarp, peered out, then slid through the
smallest possible opening.  "Clear right now," she said.
     The senator followed.  Good so far.  The sides of the cart were so high that
whoever was talking on the other side could not see them, and it was only thirty feet
to the edge of the woods.  Sedalia didn't know why Lady Sheila had decreed that most
of the Isle was to be left wooded, but he was glad of it now.  The two of them walked
quietly on a straight line from the cart to the trees.  No one tried to stop them,
called out, no one appeared at all.
     Once they were under cover, Sedalia stopped and looked back.  "That was too
easy," he said.


     "Alonj?"  Fandil's eyebrows rose.  "I have always undestood that he is simple-
minded at best, possibly unstable."
     "You're out of touch," Lenpro said.  "Lady Fern has been back in Fratsfa for
some time now, and she's observed the government there closely.  She says that he's
'sane, steady, decent, and of at least normal intelligence'--her theory is that he
was manipulated by his regents and advisors to give the impression of incompetence."
     "And what's to stop them from being no better than the bureaucracy in Andor?"
     "His wife.  According to Lady Fern, the Empress Kitiara is... very firm, very
competent, very loyal, rather dangerous in her own right, and she's given Alonj three
children already--two sons and a daughter."


     Herlas d'Arenju frowned at the Chief Scribe.  "I don't know what you're playing
at, Hesselbod, but I don't like what I'm seeing and hearing.  A semblance of
normality--you said this yourself--is essential to maintaining order.  An increase in
taxes and an edict of conscription to double the size of the standing army is not
     The bureaucrat shrugged minimally, his face remaining blank.  "There are
increasing reports of trouble in the Karnhorn area," he said.  "That makes an
increase in the army and the taxes proper.  If we later end up using them for other
things, that's later."
     "Not very much later!"
     "The Aruaki have always been troublemakers," the scribe said.  "Allowing them to
settle here in the first place was the mistake.  I merely propose that it's time to
take corrective measures.  This five-step program should do what is needful.  First,
close the border of the Clanholds--"
     "Easy to say, hard to do," Herlas countered.  "Land and water both?  And what
     "You have described yourself as a magician," Hesselbod said.  "Prove it now.
Cage the beast-people as the first step in our campaign to exterminate them."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): GINKOR of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): MIRESSEA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 579): CALONYMUS of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): PRIVATE PERNA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): ATRION of THE EXILED ONES (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 593): ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 593): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 582): KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 582): MASTERS OF SIN (Sin, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 279): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 535): TEMPLARZ HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 428): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 197): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 478): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 592): KORO CLOUD of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 586): JEROME OF KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 581): TRAVIS T FLETE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 578): MOLDRAUN of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
                           CAYLON MCCANN of STEEL CRUSADE (Cassius Calvata, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 575): FENCE POST of RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 544): ELDA MAINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 543): BORIS KARLOFF of MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 526): CUTTER of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 243): IGOR MALMORT of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                (turn 242): PAS DE QUARTIER of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 196): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONGING (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It should be a sunny day...the day of immortality!  But I can't fight my
manager's bad mood.
     Due to serious postal problems after short holidays, and one month without one
fight, he is suffering from serious duelmasterdistress.  I don't know my favorites,
our new partner is still unknown...so my fun is quite spoiled too.
     Well, at least, I can hope that a Flower will soon flourish where I had my


                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out FRATSFA to see 
what's new.  MVP award for TWO?  ZERO's proud of him after beating LYCURGUS and 
getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  LYCURGUS got smashed by TWO, and 
lost 16 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all 
FRATSFA.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, PAINFUL 
PEONY must be pretty gutsy!  It challenged the Duelmaster from BLOOD AND GUTS!.  Does 
this beast have a death wish or what!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think IGOR MALMORT should let PAINFUL PEONY be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE GENTILES was the most avoided team.  Is a 25-25-5 record really 
that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are ZERO?  THE GENTILES, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All FRATSFA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAINFUL PEONY 3744           16   9  0    89       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOY Z 3739                   14   1  1   119       SITTEES (359)
-BYRON 3559                   18  10  1   101       SITTEES (359)
-OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          11   2  1    93       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE SOON 3572                11  10  0    83       SITTEES (359)
-SIZZLING SUNFLOWER 3846      11   6  0    77       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-OAK LEE 3563                 13  15  1    71       SITTEES (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                 6   4  1    57       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMETHYST 1239                 8   1  0    47       GEMSTONES (91)
 TWO 3962                      4   3  0    47       ZERO (403)
-PEARL 763                    11   4  1    44       GEMSTONES (91)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOPAZ 1528                    4   2  1    40       GEMSTONES (91)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           5   2  0    39       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SIGISMUND 3928                6   4  2    37       THE GENTILES (400)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          4   0  1    37       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYCURGUS 3929                 6   4  2    33       THE GENTILES (400)
-RUBY 1193                     6   4  1    33       GEMSTONES (91)
 NERO 3945                     5   4  0    30       THE GENTILES (400)
 ABHORRENT ANT 3668            3   6  1    29       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 DERANGED DIAMOND 3666         4   7  1    28       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
 ANISHKA 3956                  4   2  0    27       EPYC DEATH (404)
 LILAC LIVER 3911              2   0  1    26       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 LOUT 3902                     2   2  0    26       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 JAZMINA 3959                  3   3  0    24       EPYC DEATH (404)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JADE 2146                     1   1  0    23       GEMSTONES (91)
 LEONIDAS 3926                 4   6  1    19       THE GENTILES (400)
 DULL DANDELION 3731           2   0  0    19       ODD ODIUS ORCS (374)
-HERALD 3971                   2   1  0    18       SITTEES (359)
 FINE FIEND 3903               1   0  0    18       PURPLE PEONS (397)
 AESCHYLUS 3952                4   4  0    16       THE GENTILES (400)
 FOUR 3964                     4   3  0    15       ZERO (403)
 ARRAHE 3955                   1   5  0    12       EPYC DEATH (404)
 ONE 3961                      2   5  0    11       ZERO (403)
 THREE 3963                    1   6  0     9       ZERO (403)
 APPLE 3973                    2   2  0     8       ZERO (403)
-CHRISTINA 4013                0   1  0     1       VIOLENT FEMMES (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LE PASSANT 4035         0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  STONE GOLEM           244  NONE
BANDOR 3957             1  4 0 EPYC DEATH 404       SIGISMUND 3928        243   
GLON 3958               2  3 0 EPYC DEATH 404       TORTURING TULIP 3974  243   
LIFE OR DEATH 3898      2  3 1 PURPLE PEONS 397     BOY TOY               244  NONE
NIMBLE 3904             1  2 1 PURPLE PEONS 397     CHARLES DE GAULL      244  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Igor -- You brute!  I loved every minute of it!  And it was a BIG moment.  (giggle)
And now you're going to leave me?  (sniff, sniff)  Congratulations to one of my all-
time favorite hotties. -- Sizzling Sunflower

Yes, Igor Malmort and all Blood & Guts Teammates; congratulations on Igor's success.
Perhaps one last stand at The Flower Shoppe?  My treat if Igor can handle all five.
(grin) -- Lady Fern

Nero -- And I like you, too, Big Guy!  I want you! -- Harsh Hawthorn

Glon (and Epyc Death) -- I am so sorry.  That was not my intention.  Mea Culpa.  I
just wish you hadn't challenged me now. -- Torturing Tulip (crying buckets)

Come on over to The Flower Shoppe.  My gals are lonely. -- Lady Fern

Harsh Hawthorn -- You came to me again my pet.  People are going to think we have
something going on.  I must say the second time was better! -- Nero

Oops! -- Sigismund

All -- Your game number is the arena number, not how many turns your warrior has been
in the arena! -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIFE OR DEATH was dealt death by BOY TOY in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NIMBLE was slaughtered by CHARLES DE GAULLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
RAPIDLY OBTUSE was easily killed by DEFLOWERED FERN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LE PASSANT was assassinated by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
JAZMINA was viciously subdued by SIGISMUND in a popular 4 minute Bloodfeud contest.
PAINFUL PEONY was demolished by IGOR MALMORT in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
HARSH HAWTHORN defeated ANISHKA in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
LYCURGUS was savagely defeated by TWO in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
IRMINSUL overpowered ABHORRENT ANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TORTURING TULIP vanquished LEONIDAS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FOUR was overpowered by NERO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ONE was overpowered by DERANGED DIAMOND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LOUT handily defeated ARRAHE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
DULL DANDELION subdued AESCHYLUS in a 2 minute competition.
THREE was handily defeated by LILAC LIVER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
APPLE was subdued by FINE FIEND in a 4 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  30 -  5      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  39 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 244 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PAINFUL PEONY 3744         16   9  0   89 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRMINSUL 3871               6   4  1   57 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
LUNGING ATTACK   TWO 3962                    4   3  0   47 ZERO (403)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HAWTHORN 3960         5   2  0   39 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   SIGISMUND 3928              6   4  2   37 THE GENTILES (400)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PAINFUL PEONY 3744.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SIGISMUND 3928.  The ten other most popular fighters were APPLE 3973, HARSH 
HAWTHORN 3960, FINE FIEND 3903, LE PASSANT 4035, JAZMINA 3959, TWO 3962, LOUT 3902, 

The least popular fighter this week was THREE 3963.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ONE 3961, FOUR 3964, LEONIDAS 3926, ABHORRENT ANT 3668, LYCURGUS 3929, 
ANISHKA 3956, NIMBLE 3904, ARRAHE 3955, NERO 3945, and PAINFUL PEONY 3744.

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