Date   : 05/08/2003    Duedate: 05/21/2003


DM-56    TURN-324

This Weeks Top Honors


(56-3622) [12-5-4,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NESSUS                         CARE-FREE
ACT OF MALICE (264)            CARE PACKAGE (370)
(56-3622) [12-5-4,100]         (56-3420) [4-0-1,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHAYLA                         WORMY
REDHORSE (207)                 BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3640) [10-15-2,70]         (56-3706) [5-6-2,33]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            36
2. ACT OF MALICE (264)         17      ACT OF MALICE (264)
3. GENERAL SURGERY (267)       15      Unchartered Team
4. REDHORSE (207)               4
5. CARE PACKAGE (370)           2      CARE PACKAGE (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CARE PACKAGE (370)         8   3  2 72.7   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)           10  5 0
 2/ 1 ACT OF MALICE (264)       54  39  6 58.1   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          6  9 0
 3/ 2 REDHORSE (207)           289 336 11 46.2   3/ 4 ACT OF MALICE (264)       5  3 0
 4/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)         236 337 12 41.2   4/ 3 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     5  4 0
 5/ 4 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     25  55  1 31.3   5/ 0*CARE PACKAGE (370)        1  0 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[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #59 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

On the coast north of Zukal:

     The half hour it took for Harlund to return with his rowboat seemed a lot
longer.  Ghenis had finished his examination of the tracks and returned to the beach
to stare again at Veleks' body on the rock.  He was reasonably sure that the running
footsteps belonged to his thief, Veleks.  But the hoofmarks....  Long and narrow,
almost triangular in outline, and as deep as those made by a galloping horse carrying
a fully armored knight.  He didn't like the possibilities those tracks hinted at.  If
they didn't come from a native and natural beast, what then?
     The rumor was that magic was in a state of major decline due to something or
other--not that he depended on magic for anything important.  He would have expected
that to mean that interdimensional Gates couldn't be opened.  But what if the reverse
was the case, and it meant that Gates couldn't be held shut?  What if they could--
should--expect a growing flood of alien creatures, maybe even another Chaos war?  He
didn't want to think it might be coming to that, but no intelligent, practical man
denied a possibility just because he didn't like it.  And Ghenis hoped that he was
both intelligent and practical.  He frowned at Harlund, who was rowing slowly closer
along the shore.  He'd have to question the beach walker, and from what he'd seen,
Harlund would demand money just to listen, and maybe more to answer.  Greedy wretch.
     Ghenis climbed into the rowboat and sat where Harlund directed him.  The water
was cold, he could feel the chill coming up through the bottom of the boat.  And
clearer than he'd expected.  Not that there was anything of interest to see on the
muddy bottom.  A rock or two, algae furred sticks...a crisp, green curve with a line
of bright gold showing?  He leaned over to look more closely.
     "You trying to tip us over?" Harlund demanded.
     "I thought I saw something down there."  He twisted to look back as the beach
walker kept rowing.
     Harlund glanced at the shore, straight back and to either side.  "You probably
did," he said finally.  "This must be near enough to where the _Light of Els_ went
     "Should we mark the place so you can salvage--?"
     "I wouldn't touch anything out of that ship," the beach walker said flatly.
"Nor would anyone else on this coast.  In the two hundred or more years since the
_Light_ sank, I don't think anyone's touched so much as a piece of driftwood from
     Ghenis raised his eyebrows but asked no more questions.  He didn't think Harlund
would answer them, and better not to show too much interest.  But when he got back to
Zukal, he would find out all he could about a ship named the _Light of Els_.  He
returned his attention to the bottom sliding past under them.  There might be
something he could use down there.
     As they neared the rock, the bottom fell away into opaque depths.  Ten feet,
Harlund had said, but for all he could see, it might as easily have been a hundred.
He looked at Veleks and saw that the thief was moving a little.  Still alive?
Amazing.  And gratifying.  Veleks could answer some questions, then.  He was looking
forward to that.

Ibizond, between Murska and Korga:

     The news from the east was confused, more rumor than definite report, but to
Lord Protectors with time on their hands, rumor was enough.  Aghtamar and Zilla, both
Korgans who had trained in Veastian, hatched the idea between them: that they should
go east toward Zuwayza and find out what really was going on.  There might be action,
and action was something lacking in their lives since graduation.  Fist of Kjarran, a
Zuwayzan visiting the team Korgan Crusade, decided that his duty was to go with them:
there would be a chance to serve the Glorious Empire and acquire merit in the eyes of
Kjarran and His Daughter Jayde.
     The journey south from Veastian to Ibizond, a matter of some thirty miles, was
straightforward but tedious.  Mile after mile of forest, with nothing but the
possibility of a wild Shew to break the monotony, was not exciting.  And apparently
all the wild Shews were hanging out around Veastian and contributing to the troubles
there, rather than keeping travelers from falling asleep on the road to the south.
     Ibizond itself, on the main traders' road from Zuwayza and Malcorn to Murska and
Zensu was bigger than Korga but much like it.  The population was a mixture of
Karnhorn types and Harkeny, the houses were built of stone and logs, and the
government was treading a careful line between independence and Karnhorn domination.
They reached it just before sunset.
     Fist of Kjarran looked at the wooden palisade critically.  "That might stop the
Shews," he said, "but any day the Glorious Empire truly wants to take Ibizond, it
will fall.  No two ways about that."
     Zilla snorted.  "Korga wasn't a pushover, what makes you think Ibizond would
     "The Glorious Empire needs Ibizond," Fist said calmly.  "Therefore, at the right
time it will take Ibizond."  He shrugged.  "But not today."  He looked around the
main plaza curiously.  "Let's find someplace to eat and then keep going.  We could
make it to Korga tonight, I bet."
     "Too far," Zilla said.  "Close to thirty miles, and it's hilly."
     "And you'd do well not to travel after dark," someone said behind them.
     All three spun around, hands going to their swords but not drawing.  The man
behind them was tall, with gray-streaked reddish brown hair and the indefinable but
unmistakable air of a gladiator.
     "Me and Zilla grew up around Korga," Aghtamar said.  "We know the area.  And
we're all gladiators, Lord Protectors.  Sure, there's more risk at night than by day,
     "There are new problems on the road," the man said.  "My name's Cadal, gladiator
from Murska, and I'd be glad to tell you about them.  The food at the Red Cow is
good," he added, gesturing toward a modest inn.  "I'll buy dinner.  And then I have a
proposition for you."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): BLUEY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): TROTLINE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): COLDHEART of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): CHALICE of SUPERIOR FORCES from LAPUR (Manager, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 464): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 462): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 458): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 458): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 456): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 447): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 444): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 435): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 398): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 202): SPRITE'S ROGUES (Warsprite, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 184): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 323): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 304): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 348): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 463): HOWLING LOON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 455): PRIASA SON of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
                            BRAYL ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 455): MERRY DEMENTE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 224): SAMPSA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                               BLADEFIST of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 442): EYE OF THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                            NO CHASER of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 396): LA BELLE SORCIERE of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 303): JESSIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     "Say what?  What happened to the coruscine?"  Yon Sun-Buffalo, also known as
Coldheart, grabbed the lad's shirt before he could run away to deliver his news
     "Lava," said the newsurchin.  "It ate up all the mines.  Thousands were killed!"
     "Thousands?  There weren't thousands of people up there!"  Coldheart readjusted
his grip on the boy's collar.  "What do the mages say?"
     "Haven't seen any mages yet."
     Dropping a small piece of Trocaran silver into the boy's grimy palm, the
gladiator said, "You can usually find Kleeh Rodjwoodhva in the barn behind the bath
house.  Go and give him your news, then come back and tell me his reaction.  I'll be
at the Legion office."
     Making the silver disappear, the boy turned and ran towards the middle of town.
The tall gladiator turned and headed the other way, towards the shack at the edge of
town that marked the gateway to the camp of the Rocani Legion.  If the coruscine was
gone, so were his retirement plans.  Well, he was only twenty.  There was time enough
to make another plan.  Something to do with ranching, maybe.  But right now, the
Legion probably needed to do something.  He didn't know what they could do about
lava.  Maybe a bucket line to cool it down...?  He walked up the dusty path to the
ramshackle little building.  It was quiet; looked like no one here had heard of the
trouble yet.
     Still considering and rejecting various lines of attack, he entered the shack.
Inside were three men, including Kleeh Rodjwoodhva who was wearing a complex metal
headset.  There was a full-color relief map of the coruscine ridge spread out on the
table and it seemed to be burning.  A small reddish flow worked its way down the
gorge.  General Pol bent over the map with his hands braced on the table edge while
his co-commander, Mila, paced restlessly around the table.
     "What can we do about it, then?" Pol asked in a tired voice.  He glanced up at
Coldheart.  "Oh hi Yon.  Did you hear the news?"
     "Something about lava and the coruscine, yeah."
     "I'd say there's nothing we can or should do," said Kleeh Rodjwoodhva, "except
to make sure Raigavor the Unholy doesn't try to salvage the Cauldron of Making."
     "Isn't that between you and him?" Pol asked.
     "Not anymore.  The arcanum has destabilized to the point that the Cauldron
shouldn't be used and probably should be destroyed, if it can be.  Perhaps the
volcanic eruption is nature's way of taking care of that.  Raigavor should know that,
but a thing like the cauldron exercises a strong hold on a wizard's mind.  We may
have to help him let go."
     "Just being helpful?" Mila said with a wry smile.  "No sour grapes involved
because you didn't get to keep the cauldron?"
     Rodjwoodhva turned and looked at him.  The wizard was blind, but his headset
apparently allowed him some understanding of what was going on around him.  His head
jerked, imperfectly following the pacing man.  "Of course there are sour grapes
involved," he said.  "I am a wizard and therefore entitled to my petty vengeance.
But that doesn't make it any less true that the coruscine ridge, and most especially
the Cauldron, have to go."
     "Even though it means the financial ruin of Rocanis," said General Pol.
     "Even so."

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ROCANIS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for APPLE FRITTER?  
BAD APPLES' proud of her after beating BROKEN TOE and getting 15 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  BROKEN TOE got smashed by APPLE FRITTER, and lost 11 points!  
Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all ROCANIS.  He got the 
most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) NESSUS thinks his 12-5-4 and studly 
character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  Any bets?  Was that a tear I 
saw in NESSUS' eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't COLDHEART fit to be 
tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  REDHORSE was ROCANIS' most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  I don't know what ACT OF MALICE's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from REDHORSE, that's fer sher.  BESOT is being 
unfair.  He's challenged down 19 against DUMPLING.  I don't know why they let this 
stuff go on.  (I'd better shut up) If BESOT can't beat a warrior 19 points below 
himself, that he CHALLENGED, he oughtta be selling food in the stands!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NESSUS 3622                  12   5  4   100       ACT OF MALICE (264)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLDHEART 3639               11  14  1    77       REDHORSE (207)
 GAZELLE 3701                  9   4  0    73       REDHORSE (207)
 SHAYLA 3640                  10  15  2    70       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 4-0 PROLENE 2570             13   8  0    57       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BESOT 2449                    9  10  0    55       ACT OF MALICE (264)
 DUMPLING 3684                 9   7  0    54       BAD APPLES (187)
-CARE-LESS 3423                4   1  1    53       CARE PACKAGE (370)
 APPLE FRITTER 3708            7   3  0    44       BAD APPLES (187)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700            7   6  2    39       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN TOE 3683               9   8  1    36       REDHORSE (207)
-NINDIL SOL 3679               4   0  1    36       ACT OF MALICE (264)
 GERITH GRIMEYE 3661           5   5  0    35       ACT OF MALICE (264)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORMY 3706                    5   6  2    33       BAD APPLES (187)
 ELEVEN BLADE 3721             2   0  0    25       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 CARE-FREE 3420                4   0  1    24       CARE PACKAGE (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                 3  13  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
 APPLE BLOSSOM 3703            2  10  0    16       BAD APPLES (187)
-FRANKIE 2204                  3   2  0    11       OF MICE AND MEN (4)
 NEEDLE DRIVER 2958            2   4  0    10       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
 SANITY'S DEMISE 3722          0   1  0     1       ACT OF MALICE (264)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 21 3723             0  1 0 GENERAL SURGERY 267   STEV STONEFIST 18     324 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

...and I lost to a Rocani Turncoat.  How embarrassing! -- Shayla

Well, I beat a Rirorni Spy.  Did anyone but us actually come to the fights?  Looks
like I'll be fighting a stand-in again this turn. -- Coldheart, who learned three
skills from the spy

4-0 Prolene -- Ooooooohhh...I don't think I've ever had my popularity greatly
decrease before.  Come to think of it, though, I suppose a 2-1-2 is a fairly scummy
strategy.  What can I say?  I like to take plenty of time to think it over before
actually swinging my weapon.  This is serious stuff and you can't be too hasty. --
P.S.  Thanks for the skills.

Dumpling -- I suppose that was worthwhile exercise since we each learned something.
You've got to train your balance and try not to fall down no matter what. -- Broken

Deadfall -- You're fast for a...for a deadfall.  But I think you ought to slow down
and plan your attacks a little better. -- Mountain Goat

Scribe -- What?!?  The coruscine got blown up or eaten by lava or something?  Yiiiii!
-- Redhorse

Apple Blossom -- Yew don't teech me gud.  I hoap I larn beter before I hav to fite in
da dark, even if I has a 21 deffness, sez my manajer. -- Needle Driver

Gazelle -- Ok, I blinked first, I admit it!  With twice my learns I don't plan to
beat you anytime soon.... -- 4-0 Prolene

Mila -- Thanks for the welcome! -- Darkfist

Redhorse -- Ever worked in the civil engineering squadron? -- Darkfist

Needle Driver -- What do you do when there aren't any needles that need driving?  Do
you also drive pins? -- Apple Blossom

Broken Toe -- Darn.  If you'd just stood still for a few seconds, I would have JUMPED
on your broken old toe.  It's ugly anyway. -- Dumpling

No looting allowed, whether by Rirorni or others.  That means the so-called Rocani
Legion, too! -- Wormy

Mountain Goat -- May a mountain fall on you. -- Deadfall

Another looter.  They're everywhere. -- Apple Fritter

Darkfist -- Forget the anesthetic, just stay active and write personals!  It's been
so quiet in here lately you can hear the temperature drop.  And the arena's missed
more than one turn for lack of activity. -- Delice
P.S.  Care to discuss the state of Rocanis over dinner?

30 April 2003
All -- Remember to put your arena number on your strategy sheets.  Strategies turned
in without an arena number run the risk of missing the turn. -- NAIEI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 21 was dealt death by STEV STONEFIST in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NESSUS vanquished COLDHEART in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
BESOT was subdued by DUMPLING in a action packed 4 minute bloody Challenge fight.
GERITH GRIMEYE devastated DEADFALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GAZELLE outlasted PRIEST OF MYTORI in a unpopular 9 minute competition.
SHAYLA vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
4-0 PROLENE luckily beat WORMY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
BROKEN TOE was overcome by APPLE FRITTER in a 1 minute melee.
MOUNTAIN GOAT vanquished APPLE BLOSSOM in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CARE-FREE luckily beat NEEDLE DRIVER in a 2 minute duel.
ELEVEN BLADE vanquished SANITY'S DEMISE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  3      36  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 324 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NESSUS 3622                12   5  4  100 ACT OF MALICE (264)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GAZELLE 3701                9   4  0   73 REDHORSE (207)
WALL OF STEEL    DUMPLING 3684               9   7  0   54 BAD APPLES (187)
PARRY-STRIKE     APPLE FRITTER 3708          7   3  0   44 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700          7   6  2   39 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHAYLA 3640.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WORMY 3706.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUMPLING 3684, DA 21 3723, 

The least popular fighter this week was GAZELLE 3701.  The other ten least popular