Date   : 12/29/2009    Duedate: 01/25/2010


DM-52    TURN-265

This Weeks Top Honors


(52-2076) [14-13-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOT SO HOT                     DESPAIR
PYROMANIA (184)                DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
(52-2076) [14-13-1,122]        (52-2282) [6-3-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FLOWER GIRLS (189)             SEA DOGS (421)
(52-3974) [14-11-1,85]         (52-4092) [7-3-1,71]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGONS GUARD II (253)      42
2. THE ORDER (412)             33      WATCH OUT! (391)
3. FLOWER GIRLS (189)          25      Unchartered Team
4. WATCH OUT! (391)            16
5. BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)       13      DRAGONS GUARD II (253)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 WATCH OUT! (391)          57  25  1 69.5   1/ 1 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    12  3 2
 2- 3*KIWI CONNECTION (337)     10   5  1 66.7   2/ 2 PYROMANIA (184)           8  5 1
 3/ 4 FLOWER GIRLS (189)       537 331 17 61.9   3/ 3 WATCH OUT! (391)          7  3 0
 4/ 5 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)    131  93  8 58.5   4/ 5 OTTO'S PARTS (150)        6  4 2
 5/ 7 OTTO'S PARTS (150)       309 284 16 52.1   5/ 4 SEA DOGS (421)            4 10 0
 6/ 0*DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    19  18  4 51.4   6/ 6 FLOWER GIRLS (189)        4 11 0
 7/ 8 PYROMANIA (184)           97  92  5 51.3   7/ 0*DRAGONS GUARD II (253)    3  1 0
 8/ 9 THE ORDER (412)           35  36  5 49.3   8/ 8 THE ORDER (412)           3  7 0
 9/ 6 SEA DOGS (421)            24  25  2 49.0   9- 9*KIWI CONNECTION (337)     2  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

                                   Turn 7 Standings

Blood & Guts, La Pentarque (Zoum La Bouse, Two)
Bronze Knights, Lord John Snow (-,-)
Flower Girls, Lady Fern (Caustic Crocus, Gloating Gardenia)
Fire Inc, Wretch (Fire Wall, -)
Otto\'s Parts, Crip (Runny Nose, Numbskull)
Pyromania (Tuscan Flame, 451 degrees)
Sea Dogs, One Armed Bandit (Stabby Joe, Jolly Roger)
Silver Knights, Toker (-,-)
The Order, Torak (Praecisus, Anastrianna)
Undead II, Death Jester (Zombie, Skeleton)
Watch Out, Paranoia (Sinistrophobia, Novercaphobia)

Blood and Guts : 4-1-0 (+3) CW +3 SW +2 CTT +3 = +11
Otto's Parts : 3-2 (+1) SL -2 CW +3 DM +1 = +3
Pyromania : 4-1-1 (+4) SW +2 CL -3 = +3

The Order : inactive = 0
Watch Out ! : inactive = 0
Undead II :  inactive = 0

Sea Dogs : 1-4 (-3) SL -2 CL -3 URL +1 = -7
Flower Girls : 0-5 (-5) CL -3 SL  2 = -10


Le Pentarque- 71
Paranoia- 55
Crip- 51
Death Jester- 44
Lady Fern- 36
Marmaduke- 31
Wretch- 28
Toker 24
OAB- 20
Expatriate- 21
Torak- 18

Incredibly, all the challengers lost, so there is no highest challenge win this turn!
Is Kiwi Connection entering the contest?
I hope the inactive managers will be back for the next turn!

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #40 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     After a while, maybe half an hour, Fandil stood.  Elosjon shivered again.  This
was it.  Ultimate battle, powerful enemy, no quarter.  They were probably going to
die.  HE was probably going to die.  As he stood and tried automatically to brush the
dirt off his robe, he found himself thinking that it was a shame he hadn't ever
visited the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa for its primary purpose.  Some magicians claimed
that doing so would impair the vital forces, but others claimed it was energizing.
He wished now that he had taken the time to formulate his own opinion and test it.
Well, too late for that, but if he DID by some chance survive, he would--  He
remembered Ravishing Redbud who had started out with them, and blushed.  But if he
survived, he WOULD.  With her.
     Fandil glanced at him and said, "Remember, you are present as a back-up.  Not to
throw yourself into the forefront of the battle and get killed for nothing, but to
hold ready for that instant when just a little extra power on my side will tip the
     Elosjon opened his mouth to protest what he saw as coddling, but the older mage
stopped him with a glance.
     "No, I'm not slighting your ability, my young colleague.  It isn't ability that
you lack, but simple experience.  Some things only come with long practice, and the
timing that is critical in a magical battle, or any other kind of battle, is one of
them.  I'm not giving you the 'easy' job, either.  When your assistance is needed, it
will be needed desperately, and you will have to be ready to give without hesitation
or limit."  The older man's beard twitched in what might have been a smile.  "And if
any of the watchdogs show up while I'm busy, I trust you will deal with them."


     "What I want to know," Sunflower said, "is what this Korneth guy thinks he's
going to get out of it all."
     "Power," Herlas said.  "A crown."
     "Yes, but how?  Even if the old king is gone for good, how does all this..." she
stirred her hand around as though mixing a pot of trouble, "how does it make HIM into
the new king?"
     "That's how a man becomes a king," Lady Fern said.  "By seizing a chance when it
comes along--and often enough by making the chance in the first place.  He will argue
that there is no one else at hand who can do what needs to be done, and point to the
'Karnhorn Menace' or some other made-up danger and say that no time can be lost, the
Andorian League--"
     "He'll make it a kingdom, not a league," Herlas put in.
     She nodded.  "That seems a logical step for him.  That Andoria needs a strong
hand on the reins now of all times.  None of the other 'lesser' rulers will do: the
Baron of Ardivent is too little known to the population as a whole, and he's an elf,
the leaders of the Clanholds are Aruaki, the Thane of Convincia is too old, the
Raltumans are out of the question since Aradi's defection--"
     "What about Emperor Alonj?" Orchid asked.
     "Easily discredited.  He used to seem half-mad, though he wasn't, and many
people will believe that he really is."  Fern snorted.  "His wife may have something
to say about that, true, but Alonj doesn't want to rule Andoria, and she may not push
him into something he doesn't want."
     "He's right about one thing," Lenpro said.  "Somebody has to take control."
     "Why?" Herlas asked.  "Why not go back to being independent units: Ardivent and
Fratsfa, the Clanholds, Convincia, and Raltumas.  It isn't like the League is some
ancient tradition, or the separate parts will turn on each other without the
framework of the League to make them work together."
     Lenpro and Fern spoke together:  "No."  Fern gestured for Lenpro to carry on
with the explanation.  "Only in a perfect world will people work together without
rules and leaders, and this is not a perfect world.  People--petty nobles, great
nobles, military leaders, wealthy merchants, ambitious priests--they'll see a power
vacuum and try to step in to fill it.  There will be fighting, and sooner or later a
union again.  We should bypass that if we can:  Better a bad ruler than no ruler."
     "Not always," Lady Fern said.

        + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Andorian Succession #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the mountains west of Fratsfa:

     There was no cover beyond their resting place, just the open hillside rushing up
an increasingly steep slope to the walls of the keep.  Elosjon looked at it
unhappily.  "No chance of sneaking up any further," he muttered.
     "A rabbit, even a mouse, couldn't hide there," Fandil agreed.  "But that may not
apply to--"
     Suddenly there was something in front of them.  Big as a bear, roughly bear-
shaped, standing on the naked hillside and growling.  It had impressive teeth and
claws, a single eye in the center of its forehead, and it reeked of sulfur, as if
anything was needed to underline its demonic origin.  It advanced with stiff
movements, as though walking was a new skill for it.
     Elosjon stared at it for several minutes, increasingly indignant.  "Is this a
joke?" he demanded of the world at large.  "If that thing's a genuine demon, I'll--"
He paused.  On the off chance he was wrong, maybe he shouldn't offer to eat it if it
should turn out to be a demon after all.  "If that's a demon, I'll be very
surprised," he said.
     "Good save," Fandil murmured.  More loudly, he added, "It does have a 'made in
haste' air about it.  Which doesn't mean it isn't dangerous."
     "It's practically a GOLEM," the young mage said.  Sparks of irritation snapped
between his fingers.
     "True," Fandil agreed.
     Elosjon shot him a suspicious look.  If the old man was laughing at him--!
     But Fandil's face was smooth and serious.  "Do you know the tricks to handling
golems?" he asked.
     Elosjon nodded.  "That was an early lesson, will, dealing with simple ones was
early.  But yes, I know how to handle some complicated ones, too."  He paused,
reviewing his training; now was not the time to make statements he couldn't back up,
and what if this bumbling thing was a golem of demonic origin?  Or had elements of
the demonic in its construction?
     Fandil was frowning, studying the 'bear-demon-golem'.  "I don't sense anything
truly demonic about this," he said finally, "and I suspect that it was made... almost
carelessly, to scare away ordinary people who might happen through this area."  He
looked over at his companion.  "I believe you can handle this."
     Elosjon nodded again, sharply.  "Yes, I can."  Sparks snapped through his
fingers again, and as he brought his hands up, they formed a ball of lightning.  The
"bear" fixed its one eye on him and made a sound, not a roar, more of... it was
almost a whine.  He flexed his magical faculty as a musician might flex his fingers
before a performance.  The "bear" watched closely, making no move to attack or to run
     "Not much of a watchdog," Elosjon said, studying it over his ball of lightning.
     "Being a watchdog is not in a bear's nature," Fandil replied, "and I think this
may have started with a true bear.  The magician who made a bear into... this is an
abomination.  Death is the kindest gift you can give this creature."
     "Yes."  He spread his hands, releasing the ball of energy without further
comment.  It sped toward the bear golem.
     Who could have avoided it, the lightning was fast but not so fast as natural
lightning.  Instead, the creature stood up taller and opened its arms as though to
hug the deadly energy.

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

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

 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): GREEN THUMB of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): HATE MY LIFE of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): WILD FIRE of DISASTER (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): SPUD of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CORBIE LEK of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): COUNTRY RHODES of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): VALNAKORINE of WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): WITCH of DOGS OF WAR (?, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): SHERRI of SUPERIOR FORCES 3201 (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 317): Z GLADIATORS (Z Man, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 635): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 620): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 624): MEDAL OF HONOR Z3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 617): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 577): WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 567): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 467): WAYFARERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 218): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 520): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 635): TYNE of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 622): LORMIN GARDE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 620): RAVING LUNATIC of DARK FORCES (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 619): SHORT ORDER JOE of GOLDEN CANYON (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 618): HERSHEL WILLIAMS of MEDAL OF HONOR F7 (Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 581): CALHOUN DEANE of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 580): TERILEE LINZ of BEYOND THE PALE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 568): BINKLY of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 264): NUMBSKULL of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            BRAIN TUMOR of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                            PULLED HAMSTRING of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 263): BEXLY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What a turn for the Parts.  Three Graduates from a single team in a single turn
is truly a rare occurance.  But what of the details of this odd collection of
misaligned parts?
     Well, let's start with the most experienced, Brain Tumour, who started 14-17-11-
4-19-9-10, and has raised 8 stats, and now has an Advanced Expert in Parry.  He
preferes the Small Shield, likes a Mod/Mod rhythm (which he has never tried) with the
Parry Tactic, and learns riposte techniques.  His invite confirms the need for only a
single Advanced Expert to graduate with 40 arena fights.
     Our ugliest record belongs to Pulled Hamstring, who, despite some nice stats,
was just too slow to do anything.  He started 15-5-8-17-17-5-17 and has never raised
a stat, but was also a slow learned for his wit.  This led to Masters in Attack and
Inits, an Advanced Expert in Parry, and Expert in riposte.  He is adept with the
Longsword, likes a Mod/Very Low Rhythm, and as you can tell, learns parry skills,
which also contributed to his dismal record.
     Finallly there's me, Numbskull, who started to excel in dead tournaments.
(Well, an Inits TV, several Dead tourneys, then a Dead Challengers TV).  I started as
a 13-6-7-17-17-7-17, which is fairly similar to Pulled Hamstring.  However, I have 8
stat raises, and a whole lot more skills, with Advanced Masters in Attack and Init,
Masters in Decise and Riposte, and Experts in Parry and Defence.  I'm adepts with an
Epee (not used much), with a Mod/Low rhythm, and the tendency to learn Riposte
(though I thought it was decise the way my learning curve shaped out).  Of the group,
I'll probably be the only one that gets to continue fighting beyond here.

Otto's Parts
Duelmaster of Fratsfa

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, FRATSFA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SALIENT win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  NUMBSKULL Dark Arena 
Challenged ARENAMASTER LATHRON for FRATSFA's Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, FRATSFA may be getting bland, as 
NUMBSKULL stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how 
else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     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 who led the way in this mass act 
of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was FLOWER GIRLS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
FAT LIP was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to LOCKIOPHOBIA of 
WATCH OUT! for challenging up by 18 to SAVAGE SNOWBALL.  LOCKIOPHOBIA won to get 50 
points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for FRATSFA's 
morgue.  More variety.  OTTO'S PARTS has cause to pause today, as NUMBSKULL was sent 
to the Dark Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  I 
could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  
BRAIN TUMOUR's 27-13-0 has earned it the Dark Arena.  Now hey, I like to see a death 
as much as the next guy, but hey OTTO'S PARTS, whyja send BRAIN TUMOUR to the Dark 
Arena, look at its record, huh?  Whoa!  I'll even buy PULLED HAMSTRING a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on its good 
side!  I can't say as I'm proud to find out that BLOOD AND  GUTS!'s TWO has killed 
DOMINION from DRAGONS GUARD II.  I can say I wish DRAGONS GUARD II good luck in their 
bloodfeud.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up 
with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in FRATSFA to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOT SO HOT 2076              14  13  1   122       PYROMANIA (184)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHOBOPHOBIA 3840             14   4  0    90       WATCH OUT! (391)
 GLOATING GARDENIA 4083        7   4  0    89       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 TORTURING TULIP 3974         14  11  1    85       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037           11   3  0    80       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 SINISTROPHOBIA 3835          14   6  0    75       WATCH OUT! (391)
 JOLLY ROGER 4092              7   3  1    71       SEA DOGS (421)
 FAT LIP 3791                  9  12  0    69       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 TWO 4039                      9   4  2    67       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOPHOBIA 3836               7   7  0    66       WATCH OUT! (391)
 ANASTRIANNA 4023              9   6  1    65       THE ORDER (412)
-MURRAY 3341                   5   2  0    61       KIWI CONNECTION (337)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141             4   0  0    50       WATCH OUT! (391)
-GLEN 3339                     4   0  1    48       KIWI CONNECTION (337)
 DESPAIR 2282                  6   3  1    47       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 RUNNY NOSE 3877               6   4  0    42       OTTO'S PARTS (150)
 SAVAGE SNOWBALL 4085          5   5  1    41       FLOWER GIRLS (189)
 451 DEGREES 2415              7   5  0    39       PYROMANIA (184)
 ONYX 2283                     5   4  0    36       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103           5   4  0    34       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOWERING INFERNO 4154         2   0  1    29       PYROMANIA (184)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROW'S NEST GUY 4095          5   5  0    28       SEA DOGS (421)
 AREOPOLITE 4138               4   2  0    24       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONFLICT 2375                 2   0  0    23       DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
 SALIENT 4149                  1   1  0    21       THE ORDER (412)
 HOT STUFF 4136                3   3  0    19       PYROMANIA (184)
 PRAECISUS 4137                3   1  0    18       THE ORDER (412)
 CHAMP CHUMP 4147              2   1  0    13       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 STABBY JOE 4142               2   3  0     9       SEA DOGS (421)
 CHEROPHOBIA 4162              1   0  0     7       WATCH OUT! (391)
-KIWITAHI 3338                 1   3  0     6       KIWI CONNECTION (337)
 THE SCRIBE 4160               1   0  0     6       BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
 TUSCAN FLAME 4153             1   1  0     4       PYROMANIA (184)
 SIR BREUSE 4145               0   3  0     3       THE ORDER (412)
 SELIVANT 4146                 0   3  0     3       THE ORDER (412)
 DEVLISH DAHLIA 4152           0   2  0     2       FLOWER GIRLS (189)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DOMINION 2280           3  5 2 DRAGONS GUARD II 253 TWO 4039              265   
BRAIN TUMOUR 3502      27 14 0 OTTO'S PARTS 150     PRINCE OF LOVE        265  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 4161      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 421         PASSIONATE PUMPK      265  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Suckidoodle!  What else can one say when one's team goes 0-5?  In an event!?  Oh,
well, back to the drawing bed.  (wink) -- Lady Fern

Zoum La Bouse -- Too much bouse and not enough boom.  You were more than I can
handle.  Come on over to The Flower Shoppe and give all five of us gals a shot
together at one time. -- Savage Snowball (feeling a little wilted)

Numbskull -- You were my better.  I was your patsy. -- Torturing Tulip

Brain Tumour -- After that planting you almost gave me, I don't feel like gloating.
Perhaps you do?  How could YOU have taught ME six skills?  SIX!  Why, I'll bet our
enhanced wits don't exceed 21 together! -- (Un)Gloating Gardenia

Mr. Canadian Crip -- 2-0 you go against Flower Girls?  You must like us a lot.  Come
on over to The Flower Shoppe and indulge. -- Lady Fern

Kiwi Connection -- Does life have only pleasures?  I went out, randomly embraced a
glen, and had fertilizer sprayed all over me.  What are you--a farmer or a lover?
(wink) -- Caustic Crocus
P.S.  Next time you pay.  Bring cash or credit.

Champ Chump of Blood And Guts -- Now that was a lot of fun!  I'm glad you were my
first.  (That costs extra, you know.)  I must have more of you.  See you at The
Flower Shoppe soon, Luv. -- Devilish Dahlia
P.S.  You were the champ and I was the chump.
P.P.S.  I wish you had not tried a tournament.

Numbskull -- You make a great Duelmaster for Crip and Otto's Parts.  Salute. -- Lady
Fern and The gals

Le Pentarque, (That was a LE.) -- What a terrific spotlight you entered.  Thanks for
the read.  And thanks for taking over.  Yu da man.  All my girls owe you a freebie.
(wink) -- Lady Fern

All -- Let's get some personal ads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The new rule

should be that if you cannot write two personals, you cannot score positive.  Get it,
Watch Out?  And you Crip?  Others?  If my gals are going to lose the title, they want
some pillow talk!  Now. -- Lady Fern

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:
NUMBSKULL (52-2948) OTTO'S PARTS (150)
WOW!!! WOW!!!
     Congratulations Crip!  Well done!  Three at once.  For the sake of the event and
the competition, may all three rolls be paltry.  (snicker) -- Hugs and kisses from
Lady Fern

Incredible....  Two is the knackiest warrior I've ever had!  451 degrees should have
won ten times... impressive warrior, by the way! -- Le Pentarque
P.S.  Should I have kept the very similar Grouik?

That was not a day to offer Flowers, but don't despair, pretty ones, the prizes will
be spent at your place anyway...

Welcome, Kiwi Connection... interested by the contest? -- Le Pentarque

Two -- I was shocked to see you as the victor... we'll have to remedy that situation!
-- 451 Degrees

Kiwitahi -- I wouldn't have used the word "demolished", instead I feel the term
"thoughtfully bested" would be more kind to you and yours. -- Tuscan Flame

Fat Lip -- Shall I get you an ice pack for that? -- Not So Hot

Stabby Joe -- I liked your name so much, I felt the need to try it out on you.... and
whaddya know, it worked! -- Hot Stuff

Trustworthy Scribe -- It's nothing personal... flowers were sent. -- Towering Inferno

     It felt personal. -- Korisien Fayne Roh, Trustworthy Scribe

All -- Please add Lockiophobia as my champion. -- Paranoia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NUMBSKULL viciously butchered ARENAMASTER LATHRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BRAIN TUMOUR was savagely slain by PRINCE OF LOVE in a 8 minute Dark Arena melee.
PULLED HAMSTRING slaughtered PASSIONATE PUMPKIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
MAN OVERBOARD was assassinated by PASSIONATE PUMPKIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GLOATING GARDENIA devastated FAT LIP in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
ZOUM LA BOUSE unbelievably bested JOLLY ROGER in a 5 minute Challenge match.
LOCKIOPHOBIA defeated SAVAGE SNOWBALL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
451 DEGREES was vanquished by MELOPHOBIA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge duel.
HOT STUFF was vanquished by RUNNY NOSE in a 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CAUSTIC CROCUS viciously subdued AREOPOLITE in a slow 8 minute brutal Challenge fight.
DEVLISH DAHLIA was handily defeated by PRAECISUS in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
STABBY JOE was demolished by TOWERING INFERNO in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
NOT SO HOT devastated PHOBOPHOBIA in a 1 minute one-sided Title battle.
SINISTROPHOBIA bested ANASTRIANNA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
TORTURING TULIP handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute uneven fight.
TWO slew DOMINION in a 1 minute struggle.
CROW'S NEST GUY was vanquished by DESPAIR in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
ONYX devastated CHAMP CHUMP in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CONFLICT overpowered TUSCAN FLAME in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SIR BREUSE was savagely defeated by CHEROPHOBIA in a 3 minute gory novice's bout.
SELIVANT was overcome by THE SCRIBE in a 3 minute amateur's competition.
SALIENT overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  19 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  14 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  36 -  4      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  29 -  3      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  30 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  11 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  29 -  3      34  |

Turn 265 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NOT SO HOT 2076            14  13  1  122 PYROMANIA (184)
SLASHING ATTACK  PHOBOPHOBIA 3840           14   4  0   90 WATCH OUT! (391)
TOTAL PARRY      ZOUM LA BOUSE 4037         11   3  0   80 BLOOD AND GUTS! (365)
WALL OF STEEL    LOCKIOPHOBIA 4141           4   0  0   50 WATCH OUT! (391)
AIMED BLOW       ONYX 2283                   5   4  0   36 DRAGONS GUARD II (253)
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 JOLLY ROGER 4092.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANASTRIANNA 

The least popular fighter this week was CAUSTIC CROCUS 4103.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were AREOPOLITE 4138, TUSCAN FLAME 4153, CROW'S NEST GUY 4095, 
4147, DOMINION 2280, and SINISTROPHOBIA 3835.

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

NUMBSKULL (52-2948) OTTO'S PARTS (150)