Date   : 03/24/2009    Duedate: 04/20/2009


DM-52    TURN-255

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-3502) [21-11-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

                               BLEAKER LEGION (411)
                               (52-4021) [5-2-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LENA KORIL                     LENA KORIL
MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)             MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
(52-3495) [18-23-0,94]         (52-3495) [18-23-0,94]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          37
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       31      FLOWER GIRLS (189)
3. BLEAKER LEGION (411)        29      Unchartered Team
4. SILVER KNIGHTS (361)        11
5. MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)           7      BLEAKER LEGION (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WATCH OUT! (391)          35  15  1 70.0   1/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     9  3 0
 2- 2*THE ORDER (412)           23  12  4 65.7   2/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        8  6 0
 3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       512 308 15 62.4   3/ 3 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      8  7 0
 4/ 6*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      19  14  1 57.6   4/ 6*BLEAKER LEGION (411)      7  6 1
 5/ 4 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    102  80  5 56.0   5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        6  9 0
 6/ 5 SILVER KNIGHTS (361)      67  55  5 54.9   6/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        5  3 0
 7/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       286 269 13 51.5   7- 2*THE ORDER (412)           5  5 1
 8/ 0 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      35  35  6 50.0   8- 8*WAR CRIMINALS (415)       1  1 0
 9- 8*WAR CRIMINALS (415)        2   2  0 50.0   9/ 0 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      1  3 0
10/ 9 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)        94 109  0 46.3  10/ 0*MORTUATI PUGNES (24)      0  1 0
11-10*LORDS OF DUSK (413)        3   7  0 30.0  11-10 WATCH OUT! (391)          0  1 0
12/ 0*MORTUATI PUGNES (24)       0   1  0  0.0  12- 9*LORDS OF DUSK (413)       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

This is a rough draft for the Quest 2!  I would appreciate any feed back by next turn
so I can submit it to RSI for approval and then place the All-Arena ad so we can get
this going for June!  It will be 15 rounds.


1. One team per manager in contest.
2. Only one TP on your team at a time.  If it dies, then you may replace it!
3. You MUST declare one warrior as your team's scout.  Points will not be scored
    until a scout is declared!
4. If you bloodfeud, you must use a different warrior each time to score the BF
   points.  (If a warrior is used twice, it will only be awarded the points for the
   win or point subtracted for the loss on second bloodfeud.)
5. You must declare your team in the p-ads to be entered.
6. A champion and scout cannot be the same warrior.
7. Champions are not required (managers choice).  Champions must be declared on their
   first turn of the contest.

Scoring formula:
Win + kills - losses = base score
Base score + varient score = total score

Base score points:
win  +1
kill +1
loss -1

Varient score points:
scout win  +2
scout loss -2
scout death -3
champion win +3
champion loss -3
style master +1
duelmaster +1
current top team +3
successful bloodfeud +2
failed bloodfeud -2
highest up challenge win +3 (as stated in newsletter)
largest down challenge win  -2 (as stated in newsletter)
largest down challenge loss -4

+20 bonus pts for 5 paragraph team spotlight. (must be in by second turn of contest!)

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #24 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     The slum they were in decayed into a worse slum, and that faded into an area
that was half ruins and half buildings that just managed to stay upright.  There were
people in the ramshackle structures even so.  Sizzling Sunflower saw one woman
dressed in rags--literally in rags, and it was impossible to guess her age--staring
at them as though they were the most alien and fantastic beings imaginable.  Perhaps
they were, here.
     Lenpro touched her arm.  "Don't stare at them," he said quietly.
     "How can they live like this?" Sunflower demanded.
     "A wise man once said to me that if you don't know where people are coming from
and where they're going, you can't judge the route they've chosen."
     "That sounds, I don't know, profound or something, but what does it mean?"
     "It means you should let be, until someone actually asks for help, or at least
until you know more."  They turned a corner--there were no long straight avenues
here--and approached the crumbling wall that enclosed the Old Ruins.
     Lenpro frowned.  The wall was shimmering, faintly but unmistakably.  Or maybe it
weren't, maybe it was just heat waves or sun reflecting off snow.  Both at once?  It
was an odd thing, anyway, and probably magical, and as such it should be approached
with caution.  And preferably with a mage in hand, but Fandil wasn't here.  Lenpro
didn't think they had time to waste going back to get him.  He glanced at Sizzling
     She was staring at the wall, wide-eyed.  "Weird!" she said, and smiled.  "This
should be something new, let's try it!"
     Lenpro shook his head.  It was a long time since he'd been that young.  But
maybe hers was the right attitude anyway.  "Yes, let's."  He stepped up to the
     The sensation was a familiar one: they had stepped through some kind of
dimensional gateway.  And if he'd had any question about that, what he saw beyond it
would have made all certain.  They were not on Ghea any more.
     The buildings were as ruined as he had expected in this oldest part of Fratsfa,
if it still was based on that city.  But heaps of rubble reared into narrow mounds of
unnatural height, and broken walls loomed and tottered, seeming to hang in mid-air
when they should be collapsing.  The flagstoned streets lay at unexpected angles, and
sometimes there was nothing at all between the stones.  They say people, more than
Lenpro had expected, but not one who appeared normal.  He began to wonder how he
appeared to them and glanced over at Sizzling Sunflower.
     She looked half plant, or maybe like a sunflower that was half human.  She
touched his arm with one leafy green hand.  "This is so neat!  It's a whole other
world here!"  When she smiled, her teeth were striped like sunflower seeds.
     "It is that," Lenpro agreed.  He glanced back to check on their line of retreat.
They didn't have a line of retreat, there was no sign of the gateway through which
they'd come.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #25 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +


     Fandil paced in the cramped back room of the Flower Shoppe.  The information
he'd gotten from the young Fratsfan mage Elosjon should be followed out.  It could be
an important clue.  It felt urgent.  But Lenpro wasn't back yet.
     Lady Fern looked up from the geranium she was repotting.  "Sit DOWN, brother!
All this stomping around doesn't accomplish anything except to disturb the plants."
     "There's something I need to check on--quickly, mind you--outside Fratsfa, but I
can't leave until Lenpro returns."
     "Why not?"
     Fandil blinked at her.  "Ah--we started this together, you know, and I don't
feel right about going off without--"
     "You're both grown up," Fern said, "at least as much as men ever are.  If Lenpro
hasn't returned, it's because he feels what he's doing is important, too.  When he
does get back, I'll tell him where you've gone and why.  Where is the difficulty
here, Fandil?"
     "And take that youngster Elosjon with you before he sinks through the floor in
embarrassment.  The girls are having too much fun teasing him."


     Lenpro didn't mention the disappearance of the gate they'd come through, but
Sizzling Sunflower turned to look also.  "It isn't like we need a way out," she said.
"This is a great place, really good soil for the roots, and plenty of sunlight!"
     Lenpro looked at her, suddenly worried.  "Is this what you want for your life,
to become a sunflower completely and stand in the light with your feet in the dirt?
Bees to pollinate you and birds to harvest your seeds?"
     She turned her face, which was rounder and more like the flower she was named
for with every passing moment, toward him, and her eyes opened wide.  "Bees?"
     "I seem to recall that's how sunflowers do it."
     "BEES?"  She blinked at him, startled and dismayed.  "No!  Surely I wouldn't
become a PLANT."
     "Look at yourself," Lenpro said.  "Listen to what you've been saying."
     "The lady wants to be a plant, you shouldn't butt in," someone growled.
     Gladiator and manager turned.  Something that was half man and half feline faced
them, ears laid back and whiskers bristling.  "And this was your choice?" Lenpro
asked, indicating the hybrid form.  "To be neither one thing or the other, unwelcome
in either group?"  To ask such questions here and now was probably dangerous, the
creature looked to be balanced on knife-edge of temper, but he wasn't feeling
diplomatic.  A good fight might clear the--  No, he couldn't push things that far,
what was he thinking?  Was this place getting to him, too?  He had responsibilities,
and they did not include getting himself killed here in some pocket dimension.
"Sorry, not my business.  But the young lady is my business."
     The man-cat looked at them for a long minute, while others of this place
gathered behind him.  Other man-cats, but no two alike, something that might have
been a sort of werewolf, and many stranger forms.  Some were clearly not far from
their human beginnings, but others--he assumed they had started as human, but now it
was hard to believe that.  "You need to see the king," the man-cat decided.  "We will
take you there."
     So, a king.  Not the anarchy he had thought at first.  Was this good or bad?  A
king meant authority he could appeal to in order to get the kidnapped women returned.
But if the king said no, it meant authority on the other side, no recovery of the
women, and maybe no escape for himself and Sunflower.  Well, you played the hand you
were dealt.  He watched the denizens of this place move to surround them and herd
them through the chaotic jumble of buildings and ruins.  They weren't going to be
given a choice to decline.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 307): CONCUSSION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): LILAC LIZARD of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 615): WHOLE MUTT of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): ULTRA FAIT of DROP THE LEASH (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): TCHENI LOY of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): GRIFLET IRVEL of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 601): AMARANTH of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 597): SIR CARLSON of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): GRUNT 5 of MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): JANIE JONES of RADIO CLASH (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): IZZCO of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): SER VON DARKMOOR of SILVER KNIGHTS (Toker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): BILLY JOHNSON of 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.}
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): MAXIMUS of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 307): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 615): ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 604): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 601): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 597): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 557): THE PLAGUE (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 548): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 254): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 447): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 500): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 306): FEORDIS INK of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 615): JON FLUTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 614): SNOW WHITE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 614): RAIN MUN of ALL THE MUN'S MEN (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 602): MISS SCARLET of GOTTA GET A CLUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 547): BERNICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 208): DORINE EAGEL of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 207): MESSY MONGREL of DOGS OF WAR (Omega?, 

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

This is my first and hopefully not my last time to sit upon the throne... we shall

                Ser Von Darkmoor
                  Silver Knights

                                      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.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for THE ORDER, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped 
them by 5 into 7th.  The BLEAKER LEGION guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  PULLED 
HAMSTRING has lost to IRMINSUL, falling 11 points, while helping make OTTO'S PARTS a 
2-2-0 turn.  BRAIN TUMOUR challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to 
dethrone SILVER KNIGHTS' warrior.  And not without some honor, BRAIN TUMOUR 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?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLOOD AND GUTS! has cause to stand 
tall, as they were FRATSFA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding BLOOD AND GUTS! more than any other team we find OTTO'S PARTS. 
FRATSFA, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged 
warrior this turn was SILVER KNIGHTS' warrior LORD DAVOS.  More fighters challenged 
him than challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, LE CITOYEN from BLOOD AND 
GUTS! challenged up 18 points to fight LORD DAVOS from the SILVER KNIGHTS stable.  LE 
CITOYEN perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he subdued LORD DAVOS and ended up 
with 51 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in FRATSFA and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in FRATSFA again, farewell-- Alarond the 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            21  11  0   106       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRMINSUL 3871                11   5  1   106       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          16   5  1   102       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SER VON DARKMOOR 3697        11   7  1    96       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 LENA KORIL 3495              18  23  0    94       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 TEALIN SALI 3496             24  17  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER ILYN PAYNE 3573          12  13  2    90       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        11  15  0    88       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 RENDOR QUIL 3497             18  23  0    77       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
 SER GALAD 3714               13   4  0    73       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)
 LORD JON SNOW 3580            8   7  2    59       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974         10   5  1    57       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWO 4039                      3   1  1    55       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 LORD DAVOS 3577              14  10  0    52       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 LE CITOYEN 4036               2   2  0    51       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-LANKUS 4025                   6   1  0    48       THE ORDER (412)
 FAT LIP 3791                  5   8  0    47       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            3   1  0    47       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 HARSH HAWTHORN 3960          11   6  0    46       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         7   8  1    46       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 SALINA REES 3546             10  13  0    44       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-NUMBSKULL 2948                3   2  0    43       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
-JASKER 4026                   5   2  2    42       THE ORDER (412)
-MELOPHOBIA 3836               4   3  0    42       WATCH OUT! (391)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               4   0  0    36       OTTO'S PARTS (150)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SER JAIME 3578                6   7  0    32       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-KOZAK 4027                    4   3  1    31       THE ORDER (412)
 HATED MAN 4021                5   2  1    29       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
-KRULL 4024                    4   3  0    29       THE ORDER (412)
 SER ALAIN STRONHAND 3747      5   7  2    28       SILVER KNIGHTS (361)
 WHIRLING ZONE 4074            2   1  0    28       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742       4   4  0    27       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
-JANAFIN 4032                  2   0  0    26       LORDS OF DUSK (413)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WASTED YOUTH 4019             5   2  0    22       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 SLOTHFUL 4018                 4   3  0    20       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570           3   9  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
-TAPOUT (DARKFACE) 4052        1   1  0    17       WAR CRIMINALS (415)
-ANASTRIANNA 4023              4   3  1    16       THE ORDER (412)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085          1   0  0    14       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 JILL 4084                     1   0  0    10       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 MARIUS 106                    0   1  0     5       MORTUATI PUGNES (24)
 TIM SOLDIER 4077              1   1  0     4       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        0   2  0     2       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-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?
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

Ser Ilyn Payne -- Thank you for seeking me out.  You really know how to give and
take, don't you?  (wink)  That meeting was back and forth and in and out and all over
the place!  Loved it, you Studmuffin!  Gotta do it again. -- Outcast Orchid
P.S.  Lady Fern said to tell you to bring your credit card next time.

Salina Rees -- Wasn't that fun?  And anticlimactic!  Life is sweet! -- Torturing

Tim Soldier -- I'll just bet you are a great warrior as you surely do know how to use
that big weapon!  Wow! -- Gloating Gardenia

Hated Man -- Who says you are bleak?  I found you full of fun and games!  And cute.
So cute. -- Harsh Hawthorne

Congratulations to Ser Von Darkmoor, Duelmaster and Champion of all Fratsfa.  Come on
over to The Flower Shoppe to celebrate.  My gals love a winner. -- Lady Fern

Toker -- Nice spot.  Welcome back, Hotty! -- Lady Fern

Crip -- Come back!  My gals will get bored without you! -- Lady Fern

Hey, Toker, I posted your June hosting of The Fratsfa Quest on the DM Site.  (along
with a few other ads ... giggle)  Can The Flower Girls be dethroned and/or
deflowered? -- Lady Fern

Blood and Guts -- 9-3 the last three turns?  Formidable!  Salute. -- Lady Fern

Nice show, Ser Galad, you are not hitting with the back of the spoon. -- Zoum

Slothful is a brilliant warrior... I guess he will bring to his Legion many
victories. -- Whirling Zone the enduring.
P.S.  Le Citoyen says hello and doesn't understand why the fight lasted so long!

Harsh Hawthorn -- I am your man until the next tourney.  All my spare time is yours,
and I have only spare time. -- Two

The Expatriate -- I can understand that, my handwriting is ugly but I type.  My
English is not always appropriate, but I'm French! -- Le Pentarque.

Ser Von Darkmoor -- Ambitious, are you?  I like that in a man.  Up to a point. --
Tealin Sali
P.S.  Good win.

Irminsul -- I wish it didn't have to be MY blood and guts all over the place. --
Rendor Quil
P.S.  Or whatever, as a golem, I have instead.

Kung-FU Master?  It just seems really strange to see HIM teaching Kung-Fu. -- Lena

Torturing Tulip -- Yeah, well, next time, I get to torture you, dammit. -- Salina

Jasker -- Well, THAT was embarrassing. -- Ollie Quonsham

T. Tulip -- Your notion of what constitutes "fun" is peculiar. -- Salina Rees

Whirling Zone -- Fall down and die already!  Thanks for the skills though. --

Ser Alain Stronghand -- Had to try. -- Wasted Youth

Haush Hawthorn -- Where did that come from? -- Hated Man

Gloating Gardenia -- Nothing to gloat about there. -- Tim Soldier

All -- I vote we ban TPs from the Quest.  Anyone else?  No?  Just me?  Had to try. --
The Expatriate

Tealin Sali -- I know you hosed out of the throne last turn.  However, I won fair and
square.  So you'll have to win it again!  *grin* -- Ser Von Darkmoor

Zoum la Bouse -- Nice try!  I thought that would end different, but alas
experience was the difference! -- Ser Galad

Wasted Youth -- You had high hopes!  Sorry I was the one that dashed them! -- Ser
Alain Stronhand

Expatraite -- Liam is in Northfork just like the Ed. said.  I let you know if I need
anything! -- Toker

Outcast Orchid -- No wonder I'm under .500! -- Ser Ilyn Payne

Kozak -- That will be the only time I fight naked!  You had your chance.  I don't
know how it happened but the audience didn't complain! -- Lord Davos

Lady Fern -- I'm enclosing a ruff-draft of the contest rules and scoring system for
everyone to check out and debate.  Let me know you input. -- Toker

     One thing I notice, you'd better define "paragraph."  Otherwise you're courting
     things like:
          He handed over a paper.
          The clerk read it.  "Is this your spotlight?"
          "Kinda short, isn't it?"
     Which is, technically, five paragraphs.

Le Pentarque -- That's good to hear!  It will most definately be fun.  Let me know
what you think also about the rules & scoring! -- Toker

Torak -- Hope you didn't run Raven off! -- Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRMINSUL devastated PULLED HAMSTRING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BRAIN TUMOUR won victory over SER VON DARKMOOR in a 4 minute Challenge Title battle.
OUTCAST ORCHID subdued LENA KORIL in a 5 minute expert's Challenge fight.
SER ILYN PAYNE overpowered RENDOR QUIL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FAT LIP was devastated by SER GALAD in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
LE CITOYEN bested LORD DAVOS in a 4 minute Challenge match.
RUNNY NOSE viciously subdued SER ALAIN STRONHAND in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
TEALIN SALI handily defeated LORD JON SNOW in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SALINA REES won victory over SER JAIME in a 1 minute fight.
HARSH HAWTHORN viciously subdued WHIRLING ZONE in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice duel.
SER LORAS TYRELL was overcome by TORTURING TULIP in a 2 minute bout.
SER AERYS OAKHEART defeated OLLIE QUONSHAM in a 2 minute match.
SLOTHFUL subdued GLOATING GARDENIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody competition.
WASTED YOUTH subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute match.
HATED MAN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
TIM SOLDIER was handily defeated by SAVAGE SNOWBALL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MARIUS was overpowered by JILL in a 1 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                   10         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     28 -  21 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  26 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -  13 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  30 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |

Turn 255 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  5     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          21  11  0  106 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
STRIKING ATTACK  IRMINSUL 3871              11   5  1  106 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    OUTCAST ORCHID 3870        16   5  1  102 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TEALIN SALI 3496           24  17  0   92 MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARSH HAWTHORN 3960        11   6  0   46 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
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 LENA KORIL 3495.  The ten other most popular fighters were OUTCAST ORCHID 3870, 

The least popular fighter this week was LORD DAVOS 3577.  The other ten least popular 

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TEALIN SALI (52-3496) MIDDLE WAY 8 (351)