Date   : 10/06/2009    Duedate: 11/02/2009


DM-52    TURN-262

This Weeks Top Honors


WATCH OUT! (391)
(52-3837) [9-1-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WATCH OUT! (391)               SEA DOGS (421)
(52-3837) [9-1-0,123]          (52-4092) [6-1-1,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             WATCH OUT! (391)
(52-3974) [13-9-1,84]          (52-3836) [6-6-0,58]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WATCH OUT! (391)            36
2. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       23      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. PYROMANIA (184)             20      Unchartered Team
4. THE ORDER (412)             12
5. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          11      THE UNDEAD II (423)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE UNDEAD II (423)       14   6  1 70.0   1/ 2 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       10  4 2
 2/ 2 WATCH OUT! (391)          50  22  1 69.4   2/ 1 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        9  5 0
 3/ 3 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       533 320 17 62.5   3/ 4 WATCH OUT! (391)          7  3 0
 4/ 4*SEA DOGS (421)            20  15  2 57.1   4/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)     7  5 1
 5/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    119  90  6 56.9   5/ 6*SEA DOGS (421)            7  8 1
 6/ 6 THE ORDER (412)           32  29  5 52.5   6/ 3*THE UNDEAD II (423)       6  4 1
 7/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       303 280 14 52.0   7/ 9 PYROMANIA (184)           5 10 0
 8- 8 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      45  43  9 51.1   8/10 THE ORDER (412)           3  8 0
 9/ 9 PYROMANIA (184)           89  87  4 50.6   9- 7 BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)      2  3 0
10-11 BLEAKER LEGION (411)      24  33  1 42.1  10- 8 BLEAKER LEGION (411)      2  7 0
11/ 0*KELTOI (420)               0   1  0  0.0  11/ 0*KELTOI (420)              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

     It was an eerily familiar stroll made hundreds of times in his past, however
this stroll was different....  It was his first in roughly 15 years.  With the arena
sands getting further away with each step, he approached the saloon near the center
of town.  Flanked on either side are two of his ADM stalwarts Nay Palm and White
Flame who made their name in this town quite some time ago during simpler times....
Albeit a time when many more people graced the city ranks.
     Swinging the doors open, he peers into the dimly lit watering hole and
everything appears as it was in his mind's eye.  He takes a moment, then deliberately
strolls to a booth in the rear corner and gets comfortable.  Suddenly a grin passes
across his face and he looks under the table.  Scratched deeply into the underside of
the hickory colored wooden table in large letters he sees "Marma Duke -- The Great
Dane of Pain."  His grin widens.
     "Some things never change my friends."  As his two warriors nod in agreement.
     "My loyal friends, this new batch of recruits... tell me, what do they look
like?  Do you think they're ready to do battle on these sands and add to the legacy
of Pyromania?"
     "Aye," says Nay Palm.  "I've schooled them in the finer arts of parry and
defense to the best of my ability.  They've learned to anticipate where the attack
will come from, how to counter, and how to stay safe... if there is such a thing."
     White Flame agrees.  "I, too, have taken them under my wing and shown them the
finer arts of attack.  They're fast, they're intelligent, they're willing, and I
believe they are ready.  They know how to identify the weakest points in their
opponent and exploit it to their advantage."
     "Well done, well done I say.  I trust from your glowing report this will be yet
another banner season for Pyromania.  Let's drink to the red sands, the roars of the
Fratsfan crowd, and to victory!  For it is good to be home...."

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #35 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

West of Fratsfa:

     Elosjon hesitated, on the brink of rushing forward, and looked at Fandil.  "I'm
willing to do..." he swallowed, "anything to stop the--"  He swallowed again.  "Even
dying, if that will prevent someone from loosing Chaos Magic here."
     Fandil nodded.  "I expected no less from you."
     Elosjon wasn't sure if that was good or bad.  Did it mean the old mage thought
him noble-spirited, or a fool, or both, or...?
     "But rushing forward blindly will not defeat this enemy.  We must plan a
little."  He squinted up at the looming castle again.  "Though we may have little
time for it.  If the magician is at all alert, he will have noticed us, and even if
he has not, his watchdog will."
     The demonic watchdog.  Elosjon shivered and glanced around quickly.  Would they
smell it when the monster approached, or had they gotten used to smelling the sulfur
now and wouldn't notice until it was too late?  "Maybe we should get out of sight,"
he suggested.
     Fandil shrugged and looked up at the sky.  "I suppose we might as well; it looks
like rain.  But it won't make any difference to our enemy--he will see us wherever we
are once we extend our powers."  He turned and moved toward the trees that grew along
the base of the near-vertical slope.
     "Not into the town?"
     "There is no security for us in the watchdog's lair."
     "Oh... right."  Elosjon hurried to keep up with his mentor, panting.  It was
disconcerting sometimes that the old man could move so quickly and keep going for so
long.  He himself, though young enough to be at least Fandil's grandson and maybe
great-grandson, was exhausted, and he was too tired to care who knew it.
     How could the trees be that far away?  Were they ever going to reach them?  No,
no, that was just tiredness.  Elosjon sneaked a look at the sky, where the clouds
were getting blacker and lower.  And tripped, almost going down flat except that
Fandil caught him and dragged him onward.  Into shelter just as the rain began to
come down.  Elosjon was breathing hard, he had a pain in his side, and sweat was
running down his face and body; he wrapped his arms around a tree in order to stay
upright.  If this was the kind of thing that senior mages had to be ready for, then
he needed a lot more training.
     Elosjon raised his head away from the tree to look at Fandil.  The old mage was
watching the rain coming down and seemed pleased by it.  "Why?"
     "There are dangerous creatures that like being out in rain storms," Fandil said,
"but they aren't sulfur-smelling demonic watchdogs.  One thing we don't have to worry
about.  Of course, our Enemy may have some wet-weather watchdog, too!"
     Elosjon groaned.  "I don't want to know."  Fandil laughed at that, actually
laughed!  If it didn't take so much energy, the young man would have considered that
insulting.  No, of course not.  Fandil wouldn't insult him.  He pulled himself
together.  "Now what?"
     "Now we make a plan.  I suppose you don't know anything about the castle, or any
more about the magician there except that he's probably the son of the last lord of
Mountain Home and went somewhere far away to study?"
     Elosjon shook his head.
     "Not a problem, we can work with what we've got already," Fandil said, patting
his shoulder.  "And really, the hint of Chaos Magic is enough."  The old mage's face
set grimly and suddenly looked a lot older than seemed possible.  "He's been studying
Folstrom materials, even if he didn't find the Folstrom themselves to study with."
     Folstrom!  Elosjon shuddered.  The Folstrom, who had nearly destroyed Alastari
once--with Chaos Magic--were the monsters who lurked at the back of every
Alastarian's mind, the ultimate image of evil and depravity, never to be forgiven.
How could anyone seek out their learning?  He asked the question aloud.
     "Some people would go into the very heart of wickedness in search of power, and
vengeance is a strong motive, too," Fandil said.  He sighed and sat down on a tree
root.  "He will not be easy to defeat, but we have learned a few things since the
Folstrom were driven away.  Sit down, boy, so I don't have to strain my neck talking
to you.  I am going to tell you spells that you will never, on pain of worse than
death, repeat, nor even use if it isn't the most desperate last chance."
     "Why?"  Elosjon slid down to sit beside him.  "Why keep them secret, why not use
them, why tell me at all?"
     "Because these spells are as dangerous in their way as Chaos Magic, because
there is a good chance that using them will destroy you, and because someone has to
know them and be ready to use them as the final reserve.  This is a battle to death
and beyond, young man, and we must make what preparations we can."


     Outcast Orchid got her companion out of the city mostly by dragging him along.
He kept protesting that he wasn't worth her efforts and could buy her time to escape
with his life, but she didn't listen.  Men and their Heroic Gestures!  It was clear
that whatever this fellow had done in the past, he had a good heart.  He'd saved her
before she even realized she was in danger, and Orchid was honest enough to admit
that left to herself, she might not have gotten away from the parade route in time.
Furthermore, if he had been involved with setting up this false king at the
beginning, then he knew stuff that might help defeat the usurpers.  Lady Fern would
know what questions to ask him.
     Orchid didn't relax until they were past the outer circle of estates around
Andor.  It was too bad the city didn't have a wall, that made it so much easier to
tell when you were away from it.  Here, even though there were no more mansions, the
roadside was peppered with smaller houses and big vegetable gardens and orchards
and....  She shook her head.  So maybe they were clear of the city and maybe they
weren't.  Would the people in charge of the palace and the government be watching the
     Drumming hooves behind them.  Orchid had a guilty feeling that she had almost
summoned them by just thinking about--
     Her companion seized her arm and dragged her off the road and through the ditch
beside it, pulling her down behind a bank of reeds.  She did not need his sign to
keep silent.
     Half a dozen horsemen in the palace livery.  One looked like a nobleman, one a
clerk with a bundle of scrolls clutched against his chest and an uneasy seat on his
mount.  The other four were soldiers, no mistaking that.
     When the horsemen were out of sight, Orchid began to get up.  It was wet in the
ditch, and not exactly warm, and there were mosquitoes or something.
     Her companion shook his head and pulled her back down, gesturing toward the city
again.  Puzzled, she looked along the road, saw nothing, and then back at him.  He
gestured for her to wait.  She sighed (quietly) and waited.  Five minutes.  Ten.  A
vague sort of sound, not hoofbeats or anything so definite, but coming from the city
along the road.
     Presently something came into sight.  At first glance it might be taken for a
man on a horse, but it wasn't a man and it wasn't a horse.  Orchid groped for
concepts that would allow her to see it, but the thing was so alien that her eyes
kept sliding away.  She couldn't call it anything but a monster, and knew the word
was inadequate.  And that if she had stood earlier when she'd wanted to, it would
have seen her.  And... eaten her or whatever things like that did.
     It made snuffling sounds.  Could it smell them in the ditch?  She risked a
glance at her companion.  He was tense but not alarmed.  Maybe it wouldn't smell
them, then.
     It passed out of sight to the south in the wake of the earlier group.
     "I know back roads," her companion whispered in her ear.  "I think we will be
safe if we take them.  No telling how many more patrols will come along here."
     Orchid nodded.  Her neck felt stiff.  "What was... that?"
     He shrugged.  "Who knows?  Some kind of Chaos creature."  He paused for a
moment, and she saw that he was blushing.  "I guess you might as well know my name.
I'm Herlas, originally from Zensu.  Magician."
     She caught his hand and shook it.  "Outcast Orchid, gladiator from Fratsfa.  Now
let's go."


     There were people standing around the portal, Sizzling Sunflower supposed they
could be called guards, though they weren't very militant looking.
     Beside her, Lenpro said, "Armed but not alert--they won't be able to stop us
except by the freakiest chance.  Straight on through, girl, and no hesitation."
     "What if we get separated?"
     "You keep going."
     "You keep going, girl."
     "Knowledge of this place, this pocket dimension, is this going to make a big
difference back in the real world?"
     "By itself, probably not.  But that it could exist at all, yes, that's
important.  I don't know what it means--that'll be for my brother Fandil to figure
out--but I know it's important."
     "So we have to get out and tell him.  Okay."  She touched her sword and looked
at the people around the Gate.  Three mancats, two others more ordinary looking.
"Not a problem."

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSTERNATION of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): PITCH of THE DOGHOUSE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): SAML ULRON of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): BROTHER DOBBIN of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): STANLOY MEDAR of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): ANNA BEATRICE of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): FAIZUN GOTE of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 314): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 629): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 629): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 614): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 613): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 611): ALL JACKED UP (Dr. Fil, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 571): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 562): FANDILS (Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 261): OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 461): MEDAL OF HONOR J3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 215): DARK AS DAY (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 514): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 628): BROWN NOSE of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 616): ELLIRN KOUL of MIDDLE WAY 15 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 618): PAUL WIEDORFER of MEDAL OF HONOR J4 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 569): SERGEANT2 of MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 260): IRMINSUL of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of FRATSFA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  FRATSFA watched with 
glee as OTTO'S PARTS got knocked off top spot by FLOWER GIRLS!  Some people say I 
ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well 
FLOWER GIRLS moved up 1, to 1st.  What a role model for FRATSFA's young 'uns!  
NUMBSKULL becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to fight no more!  I'm sure FRATSFA is 
excited about NOVERCAPHOBIA, the new Duelmaster from WATCH OUT!.  (remember?)  But 
when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  FRATSFA thinks PYROMANIA and 
their 89-87-4 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at WATCH OUT! ain't reelin'!  PYROMANIA's mad!  How well 
I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BRAIN TUMOUR!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  SINISTROPHOBIA didn't quite know what 
to make of a challenge he received from FAT LIP of OTTO'S PARTS, who is 19 points 
below him.  FAT LIP perhaps got its just desserts, seeing as it won victory over 
SINISTROPHOBIA and ended up with 87 recognition points.   
     Warriors of FRATSFA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
FRATSFA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837            9   1  0   123       WATCH OUT! (391)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NUMBSKULL 2948                7   2  1   125       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 BRAIN TUMOUR 3502            26  13  0   119       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 OUTCAST ORCHID 3870          21   7  2   111       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840             13   3  0   107       WATCH OUT! (391)
-LORD JON SNOW 3580           11   8  4   101       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 NOT SO HOT 2076              11  13  1    92       PYROMANIA (184)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PULLED HAMSTRING 3554        14  19  0    90       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 FAT LIP 3791                  9  10  0    87       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974         13   9  1    84       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085          5   2  1    70       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          13   5  0    69       WATCH OUT! (391)
 JOLLY ROGER 4092              6   1  1    68       SEA DOGS (421)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        5   3  0    59       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SER AERYS OAKHEART 3742       7   5  0    58       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 MELOPHOBIA 3836               6   6  0    58       WATCH OUT! (391)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037            8   3  0    53       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 451 DEGREES 2415              7   2  0    50       PYROMANIA (184)
 TWO 4039                      6   4  1    48       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
-SER JAIME 3578                7   9  0    47       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              8   5  1    41       THE ORDER (412)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103           4   2  0    39       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
-SER LORAS TYRELL 3582         8  11  1    38       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAN OVERBOARD 4143            1   1  1    33       SEA DOGS (421)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               5   3  0    32       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 HELLFIRE 2565                 4   4  0    27       PYROMANIA (184)
 LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141             2   0  0    27       WATCH OUT! (391)
 GHOUL 4106                    4   0  1    26       THE UNDEAD II (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW 4110                   3   1  0    20       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 PRAECISUS 4137                2   0  0    20       THE ORDER (412)
 AREOPOLITE 4138               2   1  0    20       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 CROW'S NEST GUY 4095          3   4  0    19       SEA DOGS (421)
 SKELETON 4108                 2   2  0    16       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 FLAME THROWER 2416            3   6  0    15       PYROMANIA (184)
 ZOMBIE 4107                   4   0  0    12       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 STABBY JOE 4142               1   1  0    12       SEA DOGS (421)
 OAK BROKER 4150               1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (421)
-SER PODRICK PAYNE 4102        2   1  1     8       BRONZE KNIGHTS (362)
 HOT STUFF 4136                1   2  0     5       PYROMANIA (184)
 WRAITH 4128                   1   2  0     5       THE UNDEAD II (423)
 SIR BREUSE 4145               0   1  0     1       THE ORDER (412)
-MAPPO 4135                    0   1  0     1       BLEAKER LEGION (411)
 SELIVANT 4146                 0   1  0     1       THE ORDER (412)
 FIRE 4089                     0   1  0     1       KELTOI (420)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE            0  0 0                      OUTCAST ORCHID 3870   262  NONE
DAMN 4148               0  1 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  STONE GOLEM           262  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LE CITOYEN 4036         4  4 0 BLOOD AND GUTS! 365  LANKUS 4025           259  REVENGED
LENA KORIL 3495        20 25 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351     LORD JON SNOW 3580    259   
OLLIE QUONSHAM 3570     4 12 0 MIDDLE WAY 8 351     JOLLY ROGER 4092      259   
PARROT TAMER 4093       2  3 0 SEA DOGS 421         GHOUL 4106            260   
JASKER 4026             6  5 2 THE ORDER 412        SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085  260   
SARMASSOPHOBIA 3839     7  6 1 WATCH OUT! 391       NUMBSKULL 2948        259   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Otto's Parts -- You owe me.  Why, it was my challenge of Brain Tumour that allowed
The Parts a 1-2 record against The Flower Girls.  You owe me big time.  So your
already high bill at The Flower Shoppe will be triple for my next month's visits.  I
am truly going to enjoy this! -- Torturing Tulip

Two -- Thank you for challenging me for that dance.  Oh, you do not like to dance?
Well, surely the acrobatics afterwards made up for it?  Thanks for letting me finish
on top.  That's my favorite position.  (wink) -- Savage Snowball

Pulled Hamstring -- I hope you are okay.  After all, I enjoy our "close encounters."
I tried to be careful of your leg, but you seem to get carried away.  (Tee Hee)
Never forget me. -- Outcast Orchid

Runny Nose -- That isn't all about you which is runny!  (chuckle)  Beating you is
soooooo much fun.  (wink) -- Caustic Crocus

Jolly Roger -- Ho, ho, ho.  With that big weapon of yours, you really know how to
treat a gal, don't you? -- Gloating Gardenia (with a bump and grind)

Only Crip could have a Numbskull for DM, but we salute him anyway. -- Lady Fern and
The Flower girls

Nice point turn, Sea Dogs, you dogs!  Now bring all that energy to The Flower Shoppe
and party on!  Bring a credit card, please. -- Lady Fern

     Not cash?

Torak -- Nice spot.  Quite orderly.  We send kudos your way. -- The Flower Girls
P.S.  We WANT your body.  Come on over to The Flower Shoppe to celebrate and you will
have the time of your life.

OAB -- Sorry about your loss of the Triplett.  Good luck to you. -- Lady Fern

The Expatriate -- Sorry to see you go.  We wish you well. -- Lady Fern and The Flower

It's becoming harder each turn... -- Le Pentarque.

I was avoiding Fat Lip but I must say that the challenge with only an offhand weapon
was a bold and funny move: nice victory.  Would it be the contest of Crip? -- Zoum la

Two is my new Champion!

Impressive fight, dear hard Snowball!  Did you have a smart if challenged strategy?
If not, it's even worse... -- Two

Well, I'm not here anymore, but I wanted to say hello and thanks for the Sun In
Splendor party!  I won't cry for Lankus, but I was aiming for the RA... I guess my
new Battleaxe hits a little too hard... -- Irminsul.

All -- Due to the untimely death of a great warrior, we have no choice but to name
our rookie, Praecisus, as our scout.  The Order's Fallen can rest in peace, knowing
that all of Fratsfa was so afraid of them, they had to be killed. -- The Order

Savage Snowball -- Rest easy, beautiful one, I understand and know how sorry you are,
but please don't take it personally when his death is avenged. -- Torak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAMN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOVERCAPHOBIA vanquished BRAIN TUMOUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
NOT SO HOT vanquished JOLLY ROGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FAT LIP savagely defeated SINISTROPHOBIA in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
SHADOW was devastated by TWO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MAN OVERBOARD was bested by ZOUM LA BOUSE in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
HOT STUFF lost to AREOPOLITE in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
PRAECISUS won victory over FLAME THROWER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WRAITH lost to CROW'S NEST GUY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
PHOBOPHOBIA overpowered PULLED HAMSTRING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
OUTCAST ORCHID easily killed M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
TORTURING TULIP subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute competition.
SAVAGE SNOWBALL handily defeated RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
CAUSTIC CROCUS was savagely defeated by MELOPHOBIA in a popular 4 minute bloody brawl.
451 DEGREES outwaited RUNNY NOSE in a 7 minute fight.
ANASTRIANNA won victory over HELLFIRE in a 1 minute bout.
ZOMBIE bested SIR BREUSE in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
SKELETON overpowered FIRE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GHOUL bested STABBY JOE in a 3 minute brutal novice's fight.
LOCKIOPHOBIA overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
SELIVANT was overpowered by OAK BROKER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  16 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  33 -  5      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     34 -  35 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  32 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  29 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 262 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NOVERCAPHOBIA 3837          9   1  0  123 WATCH OUT! (391)
TOTAL PARRY      BRAIN TUMOUR 3502          26  13  0  119 OTTO'S PARTS (150)
WALL OF STEEL    OUTCAST ORCHID 3870        21   7  2  111 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 3840           13   3  0  107 WATCH OUT! (391)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TORTURING TULIP 3974       13   9  1   84 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
BASHING ATTACK   SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085        5   2  1   70 FLOWER GIRLS (189)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TORTURING TULIP 3974.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MELOPHOBIA 3836.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAMN 4148, MAN 
PRAECISUS 4137, STABBY JOE 4142, NOT SO HOT 2076, and TWO 4039.

The least popular fighter this week was SINISTROPHOBIA 3835.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SELIVANT 4146, FIRE 4089, ZOMBIE 4107, CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103, 
ROGER 4092, and LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn: