Date   : 01/27/2009    Duedate: 02/23/2009


DM-52    TURN-253

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3554) [11-14-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

OTTO'S PARTS (150)             THE ORDER (412)
(52-3554) [11-14-0,99]         (52-4025) [5-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     FAT LIP
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             OTTO'S PARTS (150)
(52-3495) [17-22-0,93]         (52-3791) [5-7-0,52]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       70
2. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)          46      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. OTTO'S PARTS (150)          32      Unchartered Team
4. BLEAKER LEGION (411)        17
5. WAR CRIMINALS (415)          7      THE ORDER (412)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 WATCH OUT! (391)          35  15  1 70.0   1/ 1*THE ORDER (412)          10  5 2
 2/ 1*THE ORDER (412)           20  10  4 66.7   2/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     8  5 0
 3/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       505 305 15 62.3   3/ 3*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      7  7 1
 4/ 3*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      14  10  1 58.3   4/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        6  8 0
 5/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     97  78  5 55.4   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 6/ 4 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      61  51  5 54.5   6/ 7 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      5  5 0
 7/ 6 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       284 267 13 51.5   7/11 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        4  4 0
 8/ 7*WAR CRIMINALS (415)        2   2  0 50.0   8- 2 ZERO (403)                3  2 0
 9- 8 ZERO (403)                37  38  0 49.3   9/ 8*LORDS OF DUSK (413)       3  6 0
10/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        91 102  0 47.2  10/10*WAR CRIMINALS (415)       2  2 0
11-10 THE GENTILES (400)        30  40  5 42.9  11- 9 THE GENTILES (400)        2  3 0
12/11*LORDS OF DUSK (413)        3   7  0 30.0  12/ 0 WATCH OUT! (391)          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 #21 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     "Okay," Lenpro said, "we have to go to Andor.  We figured we'd need to do that
eventually.  Why sooner?"
     "Because someone doesn't want us to," Fandil said.  "That, I think, is what the
magical barrier--it's still there, and it must be using an enormous amount of energy
to maintain--that's what it's all about.  Cutting off Andor from Fratsfa."
     "From you?"
     The old mage shrugged.  "I don't know.  Maybe.  Or cutting off a magician there
IN Andor who is seeking help from Fratsfa.  Or both."
     "Or even for some reason you haven't thought of," Lady Fern said, "and the
effects you mentioned are secondary."
     Both men scowled at her.  One may love a sister and still be annoyed at her
unconventional observations and peculiar viewpoint.
     "Yes, perhaps," Fandil said after a moment.  "But we can't base our actions on
'something we haven't imagined'.  We have to work with what we CAN think of.  Which
is that the barrier is a sort of magical 'divide and conquer' effort."
     "Which makes it a reason for you to go," Lenpro said, "but I don't--"
     The door banged open, letting in the smell of flowers from the back room of the
shop and one of Lady Fern's gladiators.  Sizzling Sunflower posed in the doorway,
radiating excitement and energy.  "Someone's kidnapped a couple of girls!  People are
saying it was monsters!"
     "Just 'monsters', nothing specific?" Lenpro asked.
     "Well, the description sounds like a werecat half-changed," the gladiatress
answered.  "I didn't know they could hold themselves at that stage, unless it's the
effect of the shape-changer plague?"
     "There's already widespread distrust of the Aruaki here," Lenpro said, rising.
"People could even just imagine that the kidnappers are werecats, and it would be
enough to bring about attacks on quite innocent people.  I'd better go check on
this."  He shrugged apologetically at his brother Fandil and took Sunflower's arm.
"You can lay most of your plans without my presence, can't you?"
     "Yes, of course," Fandil said.
     As the door slammed shut behind Lenpro and the Flower Girl, Lady Fern said,
"There might be a physical barrier between Fratsfa and Andor, too, as well as a
magical one."
     "What would be the point of that?"
     "It would keep Emperor Alonj from going to Andor and taking control of the
     Fandil sat down with a thump.  "You're right.  I hadn't thought of that.  But is
he ready to go?"
     Fern shrugged.  "That isn't the point.  If the king is truly dead--"  She held
up a hand.  "I know, you're almost certain.  It's just, well, it feels odd to say it.
Like that makes it more real.  Anyway, if there is going to be some new ruler, the
sooner he's in place, the better.  Because whoever gets there first will have an edge
in any, ah, dispute.  If Alonj isn't first--"
     "But there isn't anyone else," Fandil said.  "The people won't accept an elf
from Ardivent or an Aruaki at present, and the High Thane of Convincia is too old.
Raltumas...not a chance, especially not now that Aradi has seceded; their political
credit is no good.  So who else could there be?"
     "Someone you haven't thought of yet," she said, ignoring his theatrical groan.
"Someone who's trying to usurp control, maybe for himself or maybe as an agent for
some enemy--the Karnhorns, maybe.  How should I know?  But there's someone stirring
this pot, Fandil.  That's the person you have to identify and stop."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #22 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     It was one of the worst parts of the city.  Calling it a slum would be an insult
to honest slums elsewhere.  Lenpro's first instinct was to hustle the Flower Girl out
of there.  How did she even come to know such an area?  He glanced sideways at
Sizzling Sunflower.  It might be better to ask how she could help finding it.
     Sunflower was leaning close to a man, talking earnestly.  Persuasively, because
his firm gestures of refusal were becoming uncertain.  Very persuasively, because she
finally took him by the arm and brought him over to Lenpro.  As he watched them
approach, the manager was impressed with how carefully the stranger did not attempt
to take any liberties with the Flower Girl.
     "This is Two-finger Tom," Sunflower said.  "He saw what happened, and he'll tell
you what he saw."
     "Yeah, well."  The man squinted at him, looked around carefully, leaned closer.
His breath was bad.  "I seen some of those cat men grab a couple of decent girls.
Dragged 'em off, they did.  I reckon that has something bad in mind."
     Lenpro resisted the urge to step away from this case of walking halitosis.  "We
can't go by what you 'reckon'," he said.  "What do you know for sure?"
     "That a coupla those Aruaki--" Two-finger Tom spat, narrowly missing Lenpro's
boot, "they grabbed a coupla human girls and dragged them off.  Down that way," he
added, jerking his head toward the river.  "No telling what they might do to the
girls.  Cats.  You can't trust 'em."
     "Then we'd best go look for the girls."  Lenpro glanced around at the crowd that
had gathered.  "A group of us are going to look for the girls who were taken," he
said.  "A disciplined group, not a mob."
     Someone in the back of the crowd laughed.  "Sounds to me like a mob--a LYNCH
mob--is what's needed here."
     "Yeah, we can start by killing all those beast-men!  More beast than man, THEY
are!" someone else yelled.  Also someone in the back that Lenpro couldn't see.  The
crowd stirred and muttered, some in agreement and some not, but the agreement seemed
to have the upper edge.
     "No killing out of hand!" Lenpro shouted back.  "That isn't the Andorian Way--"
     The first man took up the argument again, his voice dripping contempt.  "The
'Andorian Way' is just a pretty toy the elves and beast-lovers came up with to hobble
us honest humans!  That 'Andorian Way' isn't worth spit!"
     The crowd stirred and muttered.  A lot of the mutters seemed to be in agreement
with the hecklers.
     "Show yourself!" Lenpro demanded.  "If you have courage in your convictions,
step forward and show your face."
     The crowd stirred and a man came forward.  Was thrust forward, perhaps against
his will, by the people around and behind him.  He looked defiant, truculent.
     He looked Karnhorn.  Lenpro knew that racial stereotyping was often unfair, but
he needed to discredit this man before the crowd became a mob.  "Is this the Karnhorn
party line you've been handing out?" he asked, keeping his voice calm, idly curious.
"It sounds like it, and you look like it."
     More stirring in the crowd, mutters, a wave of suspicion.  If there was a
lynching, this man might be first, and he could see it.  "I'm no Kjarran-lover," he
growled.  "Don't go putting words in my mouth!"
     "Somebody's been putting them there," Lenpro said.  "Somebody with his
headquarters in Zuwayza, I'd guess."  He held up a hand and stopped the surge of the
crowd--for now, at least.  "You didn't want us to wait for facts before lynching
Aruaki, why should we wait for facts before lynching you?"
     "I'm not--!"
     Someone threw a stone, Lenpro couldn't see who.  It arched up over the heads of
the crowd and struck the possible Karnhorn on the side of the head so that he
staggered and fell, blood running down the side of his face.
     The crowd roared and became a mob, maddened and excited by the blood, by having
a target for hostility that had been festering.  Lenpro cursed and pushed Sunflower
back.  He wanted the heckler for questioning, but he wasn't going to get the man.
The mob would see to that--and maybe that mob had been triggered by his accomplice
who didn't want questions asked.  He wanted to go in search of the missing girls, but
he suspected that wasn't going to happen right away, either.  The witness, informant,
that Sizzling Sunflower had found was in the thick of the mob.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 611): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 604): HOT EIGHTEEN of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 597): SOLDIER 23 of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 593): LITTLE ROCKY of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): ROBERT DUNLAP of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): BIG DOPE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): M.T. LANE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES ZC (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 466): TITANIA of SUPERIOR FORCES 3J (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 305): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): TECHNO 8 (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 611): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 604): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 596): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 593): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 553): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 544): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 252): THE ORDER (Torak, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 443): MEDAL OF HONOOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 205): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 496): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 304): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 611): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 600): TRELLIN XISS of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 592): OUT OF TIME of GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 562): DACEANA LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 552): GHETTO DEFENDANT of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 552): SIZZLING SUNFLOWER of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It's nice to be back here this turn.  To celebrate, we'd like to try and welcome back
a full stable of parts.  However, I'm not sure I know how to do that.  I'm not the
sharpest knife in the drawer.

To Sizzling Sunflower, I'd like to say, "Not tonight, deary, I've got a headache,"
but I won't because she's off to the Isle.

Brain Tumour
Otto's Parts
Duelmaster of Fratsfa

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
FRATSFA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for ZERO, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them 
by 6 into 8th.  Ha!  OTTO'S PARTS turned their 3-1-0 turn into a 7th place rank in 
the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Gee, 
I'm impressed, a 4-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, BLOOD AND GUTS!, the Fates teach 
humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
WHIRLING ZONE win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TWO beat HARSH 
HAWTHORN and HARSH HAWTHORN lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as TEALIN SALI takes the Title and last week's bar tab 
from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, FRATSFA?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
FRATSFA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  BLOOD AND GUTS! the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like OTTO'S PARTS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, LANKUS was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of FRATSFA.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        11  14  0    99       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            20  11  0    95       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 IRMINSUL 3871                 9   5  1    91       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          11  12  2    83       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          14   5  1    82       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-FOUR 3964                    11   3  0    78       ZERO (403)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697        10   6  1    69       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840              9   3  0    67       WATCH OUT! (391)
-SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839           7   4  1    67       WATCH OUT! (391)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          10   3  0    65       WATCH OUT! (391)
-NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            5   1  0    63       WATCH OUT! (391)
-ONE 3961                      7   7  0    58       ZERO (403)
 SER GALAD 3714               11   4  0    57       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO 4039                      3   1  1    55       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SIGISMUND 3928                8   6  2    53       THE GENTILES (400)
 FAT LIP 3791                  5   7  0    52       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 LORD DAVOS 3577              13   9  0    48       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            3   0  0    48       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974          8   5  1    47       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELOPHOBIA 3836               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (391)
 LANKUS 4025                   5   1  0    38       THE ORDER (412)
 JASKER 4026                   4   2  2    35       THE ORDER (412)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960           9   6  0    34       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWO 3962                      7   7  0    33       ZERO (403)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              4   2  1    33       THE ORDER (412)
-LYCURGUS 3929                 7   7  2    30       THE GENTILES (400)
-APPLE 3973                    6   5  0    28       ZERO (403)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               3   0  0    28       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 KOZAK 4027                    4   2  1    26       THE ORDER (412)
-JANAFIN 4032                  2   0  0    26       LORDS OF DUSK (413)
 SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      4   6  2    24       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 HATED MAN 4021                4   1  1    24       BLEAKER LEGION (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NERO 3945                     5   8  0    23       THE GENTILES (400)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 3   2  0    23       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-AESCHYLUS 3952                5   7  0    22       THE GENTILES (400)
 WHIRLING ZONE 4074            1   0  0    20       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 KRULL 4024                    3   3  0    17       THE ORDER (412)
 TAPOUT (DARKFACE) 4052        1   1  0    17       WAR CRIMINALS (415)
-BUMBLE 4054                   3   0  0    16       ZERO (403)
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             4   1  0    13       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 LE CITOYEN 4036               0   2  0     8       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 MAD MAGNOLIA 4056             1   2  0     5       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-DIOCLETIAN 4067               1   0  0     3       THE GENTILES (400)
-BRYLON 4030                   0   1  0     1       LORDS OF DUSK (413)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LONE SOUL 4020          0  5 0 BLEAKER LEGION 411   PRINCE OF LOVE        253  NONE
FINLOCK 4028            0  2 0 LORDS OF DUSK 413    JASKER 4026           252   
MICSELLO 4029           1  2 0 LORDS OF DUSK 413    JASKER 4026           253   
SUDOKU (DARKFACE 4053   1  1 0 WAR CRIMINALS 415    HATED MAN 4021        253   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Order -- Well done!  A 4-1-1!  We would avoid, but my gals think you are all so
cute that they WANT you.  (wink)  Give 'em a chance and they will show you the time
of your lives.  See you at The Flower Shoppe. -- Lady Fern

Toker -- Welcome back.  Glad to see of your return.  Have not rec'd diplo yet (nor
arena, etc), but Happy New Year, Studmuffin. -- Lady Fern

Orcess Salina -- Enjoy your voluptuousness while you can.  I know I am.  (wink) --
Harsh Hawthorn

Brain Tumour -- It was only fair that it was your turn to be on top!  (giggle)  Well,
er, a, fought, Stud. -- Sizzling Sunflower

All -- this is the informational and guessing show.  Sizzling Sunflower, my most
recent Lord Protector ...
     Obviously a 12-14-14-14-16-4-11 set to burn
     Blessed +2 Attack, +3 Parry Great Dmg on roll
     Skill learn rate = 2.16
     Weapons used
        SC   4-33-7
        BS 10-69-14
        GA   0-20-2
        QS   0-34-0
        ME   2-14-0
     15-8-0 arena and a lousy 7-15 in tournaments
     Fave guessing (to be reported later) BA, Mod/Low Learns Att, Favors Riposte
                  Lady Fern

Lone Soul -- I had a good time.  I did.  Thanks for the date.  And thanks for letting
me be on top.  (giggle)  Can we do it again at The Flower Shoppe?  Can my "sisters"
watch?  Or would you like to try us all?  (wink) -- Mad Magnolia

Irminsul -- Wow!  No one's made me finish that fast in years.  You've got the touch
and I loved it! -- Harsh Hawthorn

Lena -- I regularly do things like that.  I do.  I did you twice in two months.  Life
is sweet! -- Outcast Orchid

Lord Davos -- How am I going to make any money if you take THAT long, you Stud.
(wink)  And welcome back. -- Torturing Tulip

A salute to Duelmaster Brain Tumour. -- All us Flower Girls

Toker -- Diplo received Jan3.  Looking forward to another Fratsfa Quest.  I presume
you will be hosting it?  With the North Fork (DM47) Turf War in full swing, we would
suggest the June date (15th, I think) would seem an appropriate start, giving time to
advertise and get some others involved.  The more the merrier, and the more business
I will draw at The Flower shoppe.  (wink)  What do you think? -- Lady Fern

And the true faves of Sizzling Sunflower are:
     Morning Star, High/Low, learns defense.
          Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. -- Lady Fern

Happy New Year to you, too!  You can guess where we wanted to celebrate!  No better
place in Alastari! -- The Blood&Guts staff.

Lankus is an interesting warrior... let's try him with someone very different... and
there is a rose to win. -- Le Pentarque

I'll be back, beautiful Tulip! -- Two

Welcome back, Toker!  It's a great pleasure to see that you are still around! -- le

Hey, the Expatriate, I am LE Pentarque... type it correctly or you will often have to
entertain that ugly TP Zoum la Bouse ;)

I may have not have much guts, but I am a sneaky fellow with friends. -- Le Citoyen

     That works.

Please come back, win and teach like that anytime you want, dear Tealin Sali. --

Outcast Orchid -- You just leave me breathless. -- Lena Koril

Ser Ilyn Payne -- That wasn't what I expected, but I'll take it. -- Tealin Sali

Ser Von Darkmoor -- Heck.  I'd hoped for a win.  Such is life. -- Rendor Quil

Ser Alain Stronhand -- Ah, got a problem there, don't you? -- Salina Rees

Krull -- You know, I hate it when that happens.  Next time we meet, try losing. --
Ollie Quonsham

Wasted Youth -- Like I'm going to issue a challenge?  As if! -- Ollie Quonsham

Our congratulations to Sizzling Sunflower. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Slothful -- The weak tire easily, as far as not learning anything...  I think your
manager's alliance with The Order is affecting your ability to learn. -- Janafin

Expatriate -- While your offer of adoption sounds great, my warriors begged to
decline your offer.  They said that with the alliance between you and Torak, they
don't wish aid from you.  A friend of The Order is a foe of the Lords of Dusk. --

Torak -- You want my warriors to forgive and forget your words, they laugh at the
thought... disregard, indeed!  Your name is already scribed upon their blades. --
Raven and the Lords of Dusk

Le Pentarque -- Hey buddy, have you heard from Blackstorm?  If so, tell him I was
asking about him.  It's good to see you. -- Toker

Crip -- Good to see you're still around these parts, too.  I might be looking into
running the Quest 2 contest here in Fratsfa again.  What do you think? -- Toker

The Expatriate -- Been awhile!  You still in contact with CFH or Abraxis? -- Toker

All -- What does everyone say to another Fratsfas Quest for the Best?  Sorry about
leaving before it started last time!  I have new rules that were written with Lady
Fern, Le Pentarque, Ghab and a few others' advice.  Let me know! -- Toker

Lady Fern -- You got me in trouble with the wife.  She thought I was really flirting
with you.  I had to explain the "Consortium" to her!  Good to be back! -- Toker

     Ah, you were flirting with ALL of them?

Wasby -- I should see you this turn.  It's good to share an arena again, brother! --
P.S.  I should be reactivating all my old stables as they are all calling to me!

All -- Hope everyone did well who participated at the Face.  Hopefully I'll be there
in person next one. -- Toker

Toker -- Well met!  As you can see I've been here for a few turns.  Like you, I plan
on staying this time. -- The Expatriate
P.S.  Is it still Darkknight or has that changed?  I was gone a long time.

Ollie -- I actually understood all of that.  What does that say about me? -- Wasted

     That you have big feet.

Raven -- Your first bit of help should have arrived with this turn. -- The Expatriate

Mad Magnolia -- And, thus. -- Lone Soul

Brylon -- Try a smaller weapon. -- Wasted Youth

Tapout (Darkface) -- More like redface or blood red face, even. -- Slothful

L.O.D. -- I don't know what to do first.  Should I congratulate you for your victory
over Kozak?  Or should I gloat over the demise of Finlock?  You and I are not

enemies.  If anything, I would like to help you become a better competitor in this
game.  A word of advice:  you should find another new goal.  Crossing blades with the
Order is unwise, despite your ONE victory. -- The Order

Toker -- Long time, no see.  Welcome back! -- Torak

Raven -- I've made a public apology and offered my help.  What more do you want? --

Lady Fern -- Okay, parts of Fratsfa aren't a dump.  Parts are. -- Debby Tonte

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LONE SOUL was butchered by PRINCE OF LOVE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MICSELLO was butchered by JASKER in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
PULLED HAMSTRING viciously subdued OUTCAST ORCHID in a 2 minute Challenge Title match.
TWO devastated HARSH HAWTHORN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
ZOUM LA BOUSE defeated LANKUS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
FAT LIP viciously subdued LORD DAVOS in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge duel.
RUNNY NOSE savagely defeated KRULL in a 4 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BRAIN TUMOUR was overpowered by TEALIN SALI in a action packed 6 minute uneven melee.
LENA KORIL vanquished SER VON DARKMOOR in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven fight.
PHOBOPHOBIA was overpowered by IRMINSUL in a 1 minute uneven match.
SER ILYN PAYNE overpowered RENDOR QUIL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SALINA REES was demolished by TORTURING TULIP in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SER GALAD bested ANASTRIANNA in a 2 minute battle.
OLLIE QUONSHAM subdued SER ALAIN STRONHAND in a popular 1 minute brawl.
KOZAK handily defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
HATED MAN slaughtered SUDOKU (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched bout.
WASTED YOUTH was viciously subdued by WHIRLING ZONE in a 5 minute amateur's bout.
SLOTHFUL devastated LE CITOYEN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAD MAGNOLIA was overpowered by TAPOUT (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  17 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  29 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  33 -  0      39  |

Turn 253 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          20  11  0   95 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRMINSUL 3871               9   5  1   91 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    OUTCAST ORCHID 3870        14   5  1   82 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 3840            9   3  0   67 WATCH OUT! (391)
BASHING ATTACK   LANKUS 4025                 5   1  0   38 THE ORDER (412)
AIMED BLOW       JASKER 4026                 4   2  2   35 THE ORDER (412)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LENA KORIL 3495.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FAT LIP 3791.  The ten other most popular fighters were LANKUS 4025, TEALIN SALI 

The least popular fighter this week was BRAIN TUMOUR 3502.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WASTED YOUTH 4019, SUDOKU (DARKFACE) 4053, RENDOR QUIL 3497, 
4029, LONE SOUL 4020, and MAD MAGNOLIA 4056.

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


                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WHACKING WILLOW 3167 (45-15-1)         3  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VIOLENT VIOLET 3308 (15-3-0)           2  3  0         FLOWER GIRLS         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PULLED HAMSTRING 3554 (10-14-0)        1  3  0         OTTO'S PARTS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ATHLETE'S FOOT 3678 (12-8-1)           4  3  0  DEAD   OTTO'S PARTS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUNNY NOSE 3877 (2-0-0)                3  3  1         OTTO'S PARTS