Date   : 05/04/2004    Duedate: 05/31/2004


DM-73    TURN-146

This Weeks Top Honors


(73-4008) [13-11-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            
(73-4008) [13-11-1,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNIBAL                       CROSS CZECH
WAY TO GO! II (346)            WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-3498) [17-17-1,78]         (73-4008) [13-11-1,106]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
2. WAY TO GO! II (346)         29      THE BULLS (43)
3. THE BULLS (43)              26      Unchartered Team
4. RISING SUN (515)            23
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)         20       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 GODDESSES (578)            9   4  0 69.2   1/ 2 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE BULLS (43)           140  70  8 66.7   2/ 1 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  6  2 0
 3/ 3 WAY TO GO! II (346)      109  73  6 59.9   3/ 9 MYSTERIOUS (347)          3  0 1
 4/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     14  10  0 58.3   4/ 3 THE INANIMATES (514)      3  0 0
 5/ 5 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        61  44  3 58.1   5- 4 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       3  1 0
 6/ 6 MYSTERIOUS (347)         108  78  6 58.1   6- 5*FAMILY JEWELS (574)       3  3 0
 7/10 PERFECTION QUEST (34)      8   6  0 57.1   7/14 RISING SUN (515)          3  7 0
 8/ 8 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  56  43  3 56.6   8/19 THE BULLS (43)            2  0 0
 9/ 7 RISING SUN (515)         117  91  5 56.3   9- 8 GODDESSES (578)           2  0 0
10/ 9 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      378 316 31 54.5  10/11 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     2  1 0
11/11 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       64  60  3 51.6  11/15 KIWI CONNECTION (406)     2  2 0
12-12 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  30  29  0 50.8  12/16 BLACK & BLUE (412)        2  2 0
13-13*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)   6   6  0 50.0  13- 6 FLAMING FIST (65)         2  3 0
14-14*FAMILY JEWELS (574)        3   3  0 50.0  14/ 7 WAY TO GO! II (346)       2 10 0
15/15 THE INANIMATES (514)     145 165 10 46.8  15-10*OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDE (484)  1  0 0
16-16 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       39  46  3 45.9  16/17 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       1  2 0
17/ 0 SRETSAMLEUD III (579)     78  95 10 45.1  17- 0 SRETSAMLEUD III (579)     1  3 0
18-17 FLAMING FIST (65)        120 148 12 44.8  18/12 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       1  5 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)        9  12  1 42.9  19-13 DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)  0  3 0
20/19 BLACK & BLUE (412)        18  27  1 40.0  20-18 SATAN'S VOMIT (127)       0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #79 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The pillar of light over Barikala was not an attack in any obvious way, but
Artemisia found no comfort in that.  It was probably magical.  No, it was definitely
magical.  No one had been able to explain it in the months, the years since the
Invasion, but they'd figured out that early on.  Well, what else could it be?  And
it, or something connected to it, was deadly dangerous, because no ship or single
visitor had returned from Barikala after the pillar first appeared.  Those ship
captains who normally used Zukal's port had long since worked out the limits of
safety in the waters around Barikala, and The Golden Moon was well outside that 
limit.  But...the zombies were something new on the chart.
     A man screamed behind her, along the ship's other rail, and she whirled.  There
was movement beyond the rail, black on near black, hard to make out.  Lanterns lit
the ship's deck but cast no significant light beyond it.  She could see one of her
sailors staggering toward the rail with some kind of dark cable wrapped around the
middle of his body, but not what lay beyond and pulled him.
     She didn't need to see.  She crossed to that side of the deck, her cutlass
whistling down on the cable.  The blade bit, but not deeply, the cable was more
rubbery than a normal rope.  It wasn't a rope, of course.  She saw with disgust
rather than fear that it was a tentacle, though what creature would have a tentacle
four inches thick at any point was not something she cared to think deeply about.
The Lady Protector hacked downward again.
     There were more cries.  Fear, loathing, terror.  More tentacles reaching up and
over the ship's side.  Tentacles on one side of the ship, zombies on the other.
Neither group of sailors could abandon their own task to aid the other.  Both
attacking forces were stronger than Artemisia had expected.  She began to wonder if
her crew and her ship would survive at all.

Niatoli Island:

     Lord Protector Ghenis walked along the waterfront of the island's only real town
and looked over the shipping on hand.  He wasn't sure what he was looking for, but he
figured he'd know it when he saw it.  Some people might have taken him for a tourist
and considered robbing him, or selling him the kind of trash that hustlers always
sold to strangers and rubes, but...not here.  This town had an arena, and they knew
that kind of walk, that assured and dangerous stance.  He could be a hick with hay
growing out his ears, but as long as he was a Lord Protector, no one would mistreat
him so.  At least, no one but another Lord Protector.  And since he wasn't such a
hick....  He smiled, a baring of his teeth that drove human rats out of his path.
     Ah.  There was a man on the street ahead of him, talking to a probably ship
captain.  A man who, like himself, was unmistakably a Lord Protector.  Tall, hard,
maybe not quite human, although Ghenis couldn't put his finger firmly on the
difference.  Something in the way he stood, maybe.  Not that it matter.  This looked
like a man he could work with.
     When the man turned away from the sailor, Ghenis was there, nodding his head in
a move as close to a bow as he ever got.  "I'm Ghenis, from Zukal," he said, and
raised a questioning eyebrow.
     The other frowned.  Odd, at this close distance, he seemed almost...scaled.
"Agro, Lapur," the man said shortly.
     Ghenis noted that the sailor was moving away, clearly dissociating himself from
the two gladiators.  "I have control of a ship," Ghenis said, "and I am minded to
make a raid on the invaders at Monuntial.  You look like a man who might be
interested in that."
     Agro's frown deepened, but he smiled, baring pointed, over-large teeth.  "I'm
interested," he agreed.


     Lady Protector Eleven Blade, Leven to her friends, stood on Spirit Ridge and
stared southward.  What should have been rolling, increasingly arid grasslands to the
distant horizon was now a bank of...fog, maybe.  Dark, sharp as a wall at its base,
the top of it working like porridge boiling in a pot.  And no more than fifteen miles
away, probably less.  Ten.  "I've never seen anything like it," she admitted.
"Strange weather...if it is weather."
     "It's partly weather," her companion said slowly, "but not entirely."  He was a
Lord Protector from Morya, Ghost Dancer by name.  "I have been studying it for two
months now.  It began...I don't know where.  Somewhere in the far south.  It was a
hundred miles south of here when I first saw it."
     Leven glanced at the man sharply.  She didn't really know him, but there was
nothing in his face or manner that suggested he was lying.  "It's moved ninety miles
in two months?  At that rate, it could be on Rocanis within a week!"
     "Its speed is irregular," Ghost Dancer said.  "Some days it moved scarcely a
mile, other days it raced north like wildfire.  But yes, it could be on Rocanis...
any time."  He was silent for a moment, as though debating whether he should say
more.  With a faint shrug, he went on, "I have not been able to find an end to the
line of it and get around behind.  I have no idea what lies behind in the ground it
has already covered.  But I would not expect to find anything really GOOD where that
has passed."
     Obviously not, Leven agreed silently.  The unknown never seemed to be
benevolent.  It was probably a natural law.  "You couldn't get around an end," she
said.  "Did you try going straight through?"
     Ghost Dancer paled a little.  "Yes," he said very quietly.  "I survived, but I
didn't get very far into it.  Or I would never have come back, I think.  It was like
being caught in a whirlwind, in part.  But I was not the only thing in the grip of
the walking storm, and the others were....  Some of them were beasts, mad with terror
and striking blindly.  Others were," he hesitated, "things.  The sort of things a
priest of the Mytori might call out of the Darkness."
     "Do you believe it's a natural phenomenon?" Eleven Blade asked.
     "Good.  If it's unnatural, it was made by men.  Or something like men, anyway.
And what men can make, they can undo.  Let's find out how, and then...undo."

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Out of the Past #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +
                                  Free Blades Edition


     Tiberious, newly made a Lord Protector in Aljafir, looked at the capital city of
the Glorious Empire with curiosity and unease.  While he was a citizen of the Empire
in good standing, he was also a Dwarf, and the races which weren't strictly human
were regarded with suspicion throughout most of the Empire.  Especially here at its
ancient heart.  He hadn't wanted to come here.  But a new law ruled that all Lord
Protectors desiring a grant of lands or other honors must apply to the Great Palace
of the Satrap for them, and he WAS a Dwarf.  He would not lightly forego this portion
of the reward for which he had striven so long and at such risk.  He took a firmer
grip on the battle axe which custom required all Dwarves to carry and strode up to
the Western Door.
     Decent metal work, he noted professionally.  To be honest, excellent metalwork,
although he could not (and this surprised him) even guess at the source.  It was
unlike anything he'd seen before, not the work of Elf or Human, and certainly not
Dwarven work.  He was an educated man, in the Dwarven sense, and he would KNOW.  Very
old, you didn't get that kind of patina on bronze in a day, not even if you employed
an alchemist.  He leaned closer, trying to make out the individual symbols that
formed a tangled whole on each panel.
     "Too close a study of those doors can be injurious to your health."
     Tiberious whirled, raising the axe automatically.  But the speaker was an old
man in the long robe of a Karnhorn scholar, no threat unless he was a wizard.  On
closer look, it seemed like he probably was a wizard.  There was something about the
eyes that marked them, as though they saw things that others couldn't.  Probably they
did.  "If the doors are so dangerous, why use them?"
     "Because of the danger, perhaps, but mostly because they are old, and old things
lend a legitimacy to what is younger."  The old man shrugged slightly.  "You are a
gladiator, I think?"
     "Right, from Aljafir, come to see about my Lord Protector grant."
     "Good!  I am Vekhirn, chief wizard to the Satrap, may his days be long, and I
have need of a gladiator."  He gestured, and the door swung open.  "Come into my
sanctum, and I will explain what must be done."


     Lord Kinnishan, ruler of Chimlevtal, looked up from a litter of reports as his
chief adviser entered the study.  "If it's more about the assassination plot--"
     "No, that is grave enough, but we have other problems," Shau'nin Snowbeard said.
"Deeper ones, perhaps, in the long view.  Have you seen the Ruin Reef lately?"
     The shipping hazard known as the Ruin Reef lay two miles off shore to the
southeast from Chimlevtal.  It was a rocky barricade just below the surface of the
lake (most of the time).  When the water was clear, or when wind and waves exposed
them, the rocks could be seen to resemble a line of ruined buildings, but without a
closer examination that was normally possible, no one could say if that was a true
seeming.  There were natural formations that could give that appearance.  The Reef
was visible from Chimlevtal in good weather, but not from this room.  Without
comment, Kinnishan got up from the desk and went out onto the balcony, peering
southward past the end of the building.
     Shau'nin didn't follow him; he already knew what was to be seen.  "It would
appear that the Reef actually is formed on ancient ruins.  Or was."
     "It would appear," Kinnishan said grimly, "that they are ruins no longer.  I
presume you have a report from closer observation?"
     "Some gladiators are investigating now," the old Adantri said.  "Others are
traveling to Arvat and Zukal, even to Monuntial, to discover the faces behind the
assassination plot.  We should have information soon."
     "And then we will have to make plans.  I will not lose this city-state to the
forces of Chaos, come what may."

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

 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, citizens of Erinika.  It has been a long time since I last sat on this
throne and the view from here is better than ever before.  It is only fitting that
not only do I claim the title of Duelmaster but I also received my invite after the
fight which makes me immortal going into the Champions tourney.  This pleases me.
Now I will get to test my mettle against Alastari's best Champions without the fear
of dying.  From what I have heard this Champions tournament will be among the
toughest of all time.  I hope I can make you all proud.

I have enjoyed the past 4 turns that I have fought exclusively fight our arena Total
Parries.  I have been an arena favorite every turn but one (this past one) thanks to
them.  I wish them all well.

I came to Mad Max (my manager) as a replacement rollup from a death to one of his
most prized sandbaggers ever, Anastasia, who was killed in the run-offs in the
Champions by the eventual TC Iron Soldier.  Eventually, Anastasia will return because
she is just too good not to return.  After the last Dead Tourney we had hoped and
expect for her to return but that was not to be.  Look for her in future Dead
tourneys as she will one day escape from the grave.

In truth I was a little surprised in getting this early invite but I'll take it.  I
only have a total of 24 tourney fights in which I have compiled a record of 17-7-0
with my lone TV being in the Adepts tourney from this past October.  I hope to make
it 2 TVs after this mail in.  Going into the Mail In I have Master ratings in Attack
and Decise, Advanced Expert ratings in Initiative and Riposte and an Expert rating in
Defense.  I hope knowing my favorites will aid me in my quest to TV.

In closing I would like to say that this is my manager's first graduate ever from a
slow arena.  We really have enjoyed our time here.  I will be challenging the Dark
Arena for my final arena fight.  After that I'm not sure where I'll be.  I wish you
all luck.


                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ERINIKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, PERFECTION QUEST II.  But how many friends do you have now?  You know what 
they say about the herd of lions who studied a judge...  THE BULLS moved up 11 
places, to 8th.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too little dodging gave FLAMING FIST 
a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  What's with SHURI KEN?  He actually beat 
ERINIKA's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at KIWI CONNECTION.  KARATIA lost 10 points to BULL FROG.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe KARATIA will provide more easy wins...  See how the 
Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK ARENA's BRANGO?  That sort of initiative is how 
he got where he is now.  Try as he might, BRANGO wasn't good enough at persuading 
CONUNDRUM to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, PERFECTION QUEST II!  In my day, no team with a 53-43-3 would scare me off! 
What's the problem, DRAKE'S LODGE?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, MIGHTY CUT-UP!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that RED 
RUEPHIN gets in.  He fights people like FRISIAN, 12 points below.  I thought RED 
RUEPHIN showed great skill and promise when he was overcame by FRISIAN.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Who will dare fight CONUNDRUM, after he returned from the Dark 
Arena?  (For the record 15-4-1 is 145, and has he points) Is it my imagination, or 
are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ERINIKA 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROSS CZECH 4008             13  11  1   106       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 SAIONJI 4447                 14   6  0   105       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 VANISH 4633                  11   3  0   103       THE INANIMATES (514)
 KASENKO 4445                 18   7  1   100       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317             8   6  0    99       PERFECTION QUEST (34)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
 PHETHER PHAHL 4251           13   8  1    93       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)
 WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248         12   9  1    91       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      20  12  1    90       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 ASPHYXIATE 3830              20   8  0    87       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           16  16  0    86       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 KNITTED AFGHAN 4123          10  10  4    84       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 FRISIAN 4635                 11   5  0    83       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 BULL MARKET 4124             14   6  1    79       THE BULLS (43)
 HANNIBAL 3498                17  17  1    78       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 BLUE BLOOD 3657               9   8  0    78       BLACK & BLUE (412)
 WANSTEAD 3628                 9   8  0    75       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
 KING RAT 4508                14  17  0    71       RISING SUN (515)
 RED RUEPHIN 4443             11   6  0    71       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL FROG 4547               10   6  0    63       THE BULLS (43)
-FIENDS 4335                   8   4  0    62       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-LADDIE BUG 3851               9   9  0    61       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 BLACK EYE 3654                6   8  1    60       BLACK & BLUE (412)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KANTRYP 4403                 10  10  0    52       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
 KARATIA 3624                  5   2  0    40       KIWI CONNECTION (406)
-SCRODS 4336                   5   8  0    37       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)
-DUHNG B. TELL 4877            6   2  1    36       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
-HE 5092                       6   4  0    36       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)
-CARPETMUNCHER 4558            7   4  1    35       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IAN 4245                      4   1  0    29       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-ADAM ANT 4670                 3   7  0    25       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 ROKTU MUDD 5023               3   2  0    24       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAEGER 5007                   3   2  0    22       FLAMING FIST (65)
-BOARRING B. TELL 4876         4   5  0    21       SATAN'S VOMIT (127)
 SHURI KEN 5056                1   0  0    20       RISING SUN (515)
-KAREL PROSEK 4712             4   6  0    18       FLAMING FIST (65)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-DIAMOND EAR RING 5028         1   1  0    15       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-JACQUE 3.142857 5013          1   5  0    15       DRAKE'S TELEVISION (497)
-BANCHEE 4664                  1   0  0    14       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-EXAMPLE 5087                  3   1  0    12       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)
-FRIENDLY GIANT 5053           1   0  0    11       FLAMING FIST (65)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOAT 5088                     2   4  0    10       SRETSAMLEUD III (579)
-JUSTIN TIME 4552              1   0  0    10       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-RUBY PENDANT 5025             2   0  0     9       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-FENRIS 5019                   1   4  0     7       FLAMING FIST (65)
 KAT-ANNA 5050                 1   1  0     6       RISING SUN (515)
-MOUNTAIN SLEW 4666            1   0  0     5       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
 DARWIN 5054                   1   0  0     5       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-PEARL NECKLACE 5026           0   2  0     2       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
 HYL TON 5118                  0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
 SUE PERATE 5044               0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-GREMLIN 4663                  0   1  0     1       OLDMIDDLEEARTHORDER (484)
-JUMBO 4551                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BRANGO 19              0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          CONUNDRUM 3100        146 NONE    
WHATAPUTZ 5119         0  1 0 DRAKE'S LODGE 126     SNORL ONE-HAND 25     146 NONE    
MIDNIGHT DANCER 5117   0  1 0 RISING SUN 515        ANODINE 27            146 NONE    
Y2K 5049               0  2 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     RINTHALAR THE GREY 23 146 NONE    
RIC O'CHET 5055        0  1 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     RINTHALAR THE GREY 23 146 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mighty Cut-Up -- I didn't find our fight very funny. -- Wanstead

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CONUNDRUM butchered BRANGO in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
Y2K was slaughtered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MIDNIGHT DANCER was murdered by ANODINE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RIC O'CHET was slaughtered by RINTHALAR THE GREY in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
WHATAPUTZ was butchered by SNORL ONE-HAND in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
SAIONJI savagely defeated PHETHER PHAHL in a 2 minute master's Challenge competition.
KING RAT was overpowered by MIGHTY CUT-UP in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CROSS CZECH viciously subdued ASPHYXIATE in a 4 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
BLUE BLOOD was vanquished by VANISH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RED RUEPHIN lost to FRISIAN in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
KANTRYP was overpowered by WANSTEAD in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
KASENKO savagely defeated YANKEE DOODLE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute veteran's match.
PRIZMATYK WAHL bested KNITTED AFGHAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's battle.
WHAHL OF PHORSE overcame HANNIBAL in a 6 minute veteran's conflict.
BULL MARKET unbelievably bested VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute master's bout.
BLACK EYE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KARATIA was overpowered by BULL FROG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ROKTU MUDD beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute bout.
KAT-ANNA outlasted HYL TON in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody amateur's fight.
SHURI KEN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DARWIN subdued SUE PERATE in a action packed 4 minute beginner's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         LUNGING ATTACK    62 -  48 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  22 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       49 -  49 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      19 -  23 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   37 -  46 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  32 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  20 -  0      38  |

Turn 146 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      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     CROSS CZECH 4008           13  11  1  106 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAIONJI 4447               14   6  0  105 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KASENKO 4445               18   7  1  100 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
STRIKING ATTACK  MIGHTY CUT-UP 317           8   6  0   99 PERFECTION QUEST (34)
TOTAL PARRY      WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248       12   9  1   91 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
BASHING ATTACK   WANSTEAD 3628               9   8  0   75 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
AIMED BLOW       KARATIA 3624                5   2  0   40 KIWI CONNECTION (406)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANNIBAL 3498.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CROSS CZECH 4008.  The ten other most popular fighters were KASENKO 4445, KNITTED 
CUT-UP 317, VANISH 4633, FRISIAN 4635, and WANSTEAD 3628.

The least popular fighter this week was DARWIN 5054.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KAT-ANNA 5050, KARATIA 3624, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, BLUE BLOOD 3657, KING 
RAT 4508, WHATAPUTZ 5119, RIC O'CHET 5055, Y2K 5049, BULL MARKET 4124, and WHAHL OF 
PHORSE 4248.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:


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