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Date   : 12/03/2003    Duedate: 12/16/2003

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DM-101    TURN-364

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 COLLEGE RADI 98/1223  115   60  0 65.7   11-GERFEL'S FRIE 11/516   69   71  0 49.3
  2-SHADOW GOLD 71/1143   372  242  1 60.6      ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY 66/1123           
  3 BLADES OF ICE 7/162   321  238  6 57.4   12 OVERLORDS 20/30       108  112  1 49.1
    BLADES OF STEEL 17/1068                     THE STORMGUARDS 31/132                
  4 MAGICK 60/955         472  391  4 54.7   13 CISUM S. EKA 31/1175  153  164  5 48.3
    FORCE OF NATURE 75/747                      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/313                
    AND SO IT BEGINS 65/1062                    DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/1075           
    CARTOUCHE 71/1111                        14 EMETICS 45/1242        28   31  0 47.5
    EDGE OF EXTINCTION 71/973                   JOYS OF BOOZE 33/1209                 
  5 QUBIT 10/1136         657  548  3 54.5   15 RESURRECTION 2/1065   141  169  0 45.5
    VERMIN!! 82/1124                            SCIENCE FICTION 6/1152                
    JOKA MASHER! 60/833                         FROM THE FACE 18/1265                 
    SIR AGLIO 10/788                         16 THRILLZ & KIL 7/1211   10   12  1 45.5
    TRIPLE CROWN 15/990                         SUPERIOR KILLS 98/1229                
    SNOTZI'S II 33/813                          SHAO-LIN HEROES 14/1253               
    JOKA MASHER 82/917                          WORLDWIDE PANIC 36/1263               
  6-INDIFFERENCE 7/1250    14   12  0 53.8   17-UNTOUCHABLES 18/1190   13   16  0 44.8
  7 AUTHORS 8/1251         36   31  0 53.7   18 CARNIVAL 11/1105       45   57  0 44.1
    LOST SOULS II 4/1247                        CARNIVAL 47/1238                      
    INTIMIDATORS 2/1246                      19 VIOLENT FEMS 35/972   376  503  9 42.8
    PROTECTORS 26/1258                          JUST BECAUSE 38/1228                  
    ANIMAL FARM 36/1262                      20 ASTRONOMICAL 7/1264    56   89  1 38.6
    HIGH HOPES 5/1249                        21 MY PETS 9/554         437  701 11 38.4
    METAL MINCERS 29/1259                       GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/812             
    SWEETNESS 33/1260                           RHYME TYME 55/449                     
    GOLDEN GLADIATORS 16/1254                22 BLUE MOON 9/1025      401  692  3 36.7
    DIS-TEAM 33/1261                            BAD APPLES 56/1091                    
    LIGHTS OUT 4/1248                           REFORMERS 64/1095                     
    LOST SOULS II 9/918                         CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1093             
    HOME SWEET HOME 25/1257                  23-SOLARAN BERSE 40/949   23   40  1 36.5
    TOP DOGS 18/1255                         24 TOWNSVILLAIN 10/1252   13   24  0 35.1
  8 YOU FEEL THA 82/1205  102   91  1 52.8      POWERPUFF GIRLS 12/1145               
  9 SWEORDMASTERS 1/1210   40   36  0 52.6   25 U.B.O.S.M. 11/1184     21   39  1 35.0
    LAB EXPERIMENTS 1/1207                   26-THE REDBAERS 3/1180    11   26  0 29.7
    MANNEQUIN'S BEST 1/1227                  27 MY DRUGS 98/1222        7   19  0 26.9
    SUGAR AND SPICE 7/1231                      SANDS OF TIME 38/1195                 
 10-SPARF! 20/1069        672  641 10 51.2   28 IKER'S CORPS 99/1225    2    7  0 22.2
    OPEN SESAME 50/824                       29-THE SHADOWS 18/1256     2    0  0  100
    ROYAL FLUSH 47/146                          PEACE MAKERS 73/1241                  
    OTTO'S MECHANICS 28/1073                 30-YOUNG JUSTIC 11/1244    0    1  0  0.0
    DUCKS UNLIMITED 39/1221                     GRYFFINDOR HOUSE2 11/1243             

    '##/###' Avoid teams by their Team Id     '-'  Team did not fight this turn

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #69 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Shania Silverstar stared at the man, eyes narrowed in calculation.  She sorted
data quickly.  A man of the local race, one she'd never seen before, not that she'd
seen all the races of Ghea.  An advanced gladiator.  The nearest of Lady Greywand's
arenas lay to the east of here, in Lirith Kai.  And the westernmost of those
arenas....  "You're from Simtakka?"
     "Smart as well as beautiful, I see."  Faintly sneering.  Not mocking her--she
thought that he probably faced all life with a sneer.  "I earned my immortality in
Simtakka," he admitted after a moment.  His scarred hands flexed.  "I did it the hard
way, too.  The Adantri aren't all pushovers."
     "The ones I've met aren't," Shania agreed.  "And their sense of honor is strong.
Very strong."
     He bristled immediately.  "If you're expecting that kind of soft-in-the-head
honor from ME--"
     Shania smiled faintly.  Some things a woman didn't need magic to understand.
"You could have attacked me while I slept," she said.  "But you didn't.  Yes, I am
expecting that honor from you.  My name is Shania Silverstar, I graduated from an
Andorian arena."  She held out her hand.
     "Andorian.  Gods, I should have known...a lot more softheaded than the Adantri.
Gods curse the luck."  When her extended hand didn't waver, he finally grasped it and
shook it once, then turned away.  Over his shoulder, he growled, "I'm called Zakar."
     "Zakar.  Good.  If you have food out there, I would be glad to share it with
you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There shouldn't BE a reef here!" Werre said again, scowling at his chart.
     "But we're stuck on one just the same," Jammies said with cheerful tactlessness.
"Where do you suppose it came from?"
     "Doesn't matter where it came from," Ashon Chang growled.  "The important thing
is getting off it before the waves pound us into pieces."
     "Which they will do," Rughal added, studying the clouds that were being driven
up from the south by a strong wind, and the increasingly rough sea below them.
     "This is some kind of magical effect," Herlas muttered.  He had been tentatively
readmitted to comrade-ship and allowed to move about the ship freely...although
Rughal was usually not far away.  "The reef, at least.  The coming storm," he turned
to stare southward, "I don't know.  Even that MIGHT be magical.  There's a mishmash
of forces at work here...."
     "Can magic get us off this reef then?" Werre asked suddenly.  "Can you do
something?"
     Herlas shrugged.  "I don't think so.  This is not my area of expertise--weather,
ships, and the moving of large objects."  His eyes, unusually dark for a Fratsfan,
narrowed as he stared into the water.  "This is what comes of not stabilizing the Eye
quickly enough," he muttered.  "It could have been prevented--"  He twitched when
Rughal, standing behind him, growled.  More briskly, he went on, "I don't think
there's a lot I can do here, very powerful forces are at work--more powerful than
those any one, or any two men, for that matter, can muster.  And if our hull has been
damaged, we might not WANT to get the ship off this reef, you know!  Better to be
stranded than to sink."
     "We won't sink if we get moving quickly enough," Werre countered.  "If we get
off right away.  But if we stay here and let the wind and the waves pound us and drag
us back and forth across whatever it is we hit--"
     "Looks like the top of a belfry," Jammies said, hanging over the side.
     Werre looked at Ashon Chang, who stared back at him.  Then both of them glanced
around. They were in the middle of a plain of water, with not even a rocky islet to
be seen.
     "I don't suppose it matters what we hit," Ashon Chang said after a moment.  The
important thing is to get off it without having the bottom torn out of our ship."
     "Well, at least this explains why there aren't a lot of other ships following
this good current," Vurand said.  "What do we do?"
     "Two men over the side," Werre decided.  "With ropes to keep them from being
swept away, of course.  To find out exactly how we're hung up."  He glanced around
the little group.  "I presume all of you can swim?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Shania washed her hands in the little stream that flowed through the shrine,
then sat back against the wall and sighed.  "I needed that, thank you.  Delicious."
     Zakar, squatting on the other side of the stream licked his own fingers and
snorted.  "Delicious," he repeated mockingly.  "I bet you never ate korry in your
life."
     "That the food was unfamiliar doesn't make it necessarily inedible," she
retorted.  She glanced out the doorway of the shrine.  Twilight had fallen, but the
sounds of a large population were still audible, and the light breeze carried the
scent of thousands of cooking fires as well as the smell of a seacoast.  "How long
can we stay here?"
     Zakar shrugged.  "I don't suppose Hodan cares, even if he really is a god and
not just a myth.  But we're both going to have people looking for us, and sooner or
later, they'll look here."
     Shania blinked.  "They'd violate a religious sanctuary?  And what 'they', come
to think of it?  I know I am likely to be pursued by priests, but what about you?"
     "Everybody'd like to catch me."  He seemed to take satisfaction in that.  "I'm a
flaming revolutionary.  And a heretic, too.  'Course, those're the same thing, here
in Zinaco."  At her surprised look, he added, "They're a theocracy."
     "What did you do to--?  No, that's none of my business, I suppose.  How do we
get out of here before we're found?  Do we work together," she wasn't sure she wanted
to work with Zakar, there was something about him...but he was the only potential
ally she had here, "or each manage our escape separately?"
     Zakar was silent for a long time, studying her with a critical gaze, the way he
might look at a horse he was thinking of buying.  From someone he didn't trust.
Finally he said, "We work together."  His hard mouth curled into a smile of sorts.
"I've got half an idea, but it would mean playing roles--you much good as an
actress?"
     Shania's eyes narrowed.  He seemed too pleased with his idea for it to be
something she was going to like.  "Depends on the role."  She considered mentioning
her magical skills and immediately decided against it.  Better to keep that knowledge
in reserve until she knew Zakar better.  And maybe not then.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the end, it was Ashon Chang and Rughal who went over the side.  "Because,"
the samurai explained to Rughal as he slid down a rope and into the water, "we are
victims of our own honor.  Werre must remain with the ship, as our most skilled
sailor, neither Jammies nor Vurand swims well, and Herlas claims that he cannot swim
at all.  Less honorable men than we are might point out--"  He gasped.  "The water is
colder than I expected!  Might point out," he continued, moving out of the path of
Rughal's descent, "that no great degree of swimming is required, and there ARE the
safety ropes...."
     Rughal laughed, which Ashon Chang considered a small victory; the ranger hadn't
so much as smiled since Shania had been taken from them.  "I'd go back up and do just
that," he said, "but we're already down here and wet, so we might as well take a look
at things."
     The two men made their way along the small ship's waterline, probing with light
poles for depth.  Rughal, who was in the lead, made the first find.  "Something
here," he said, handing Ashon his pole.  "I'll take a look."  Before the samurai
could reply, he doubled and thrust downward vanishing beneath the surface.
     The next minute seemed a very long one, and Ashon Chang began to hyperventilate
in preparation for diving himself.
     Rughal resurfaced, gasped in breath, and said, "It IS a belfry!  Or at least the
roof of some kind of tower.  Hard to tell what, and who cares?  I think we can get
off when the wind changes, IF it changes, as it usually does at sunset."
     "Is the hull damaged?"
     "Not that I can see.  It's a roof with two ridge poles, and the front of our
ship is sitting between them like they were the jaws of a vice.  We can't go forward,
but we should be able to go back, if the wind will cooperate."  Rughal grabbed his
rope and began to pull himself up hand over hand.
     "Excellent!"  Ashon Chang began to pull himself up as well.  "If the wind
doesn't cooperate, we will get Herlas to do it."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Lirin Kiv:

     Shylock, who had been lurking behind a hedge of rosebushes as Master Dan Shao
explained the war with the Grey Witch to Clemenda, frowned and sank down onto a handy
bench.  This would require thought.  This "Grey Witch of the East" sounded nearly as
powerful as Sheila Greywand, and if that was the case, she was a threat to his plans.
She would have to be removed--which had the added advantage that it would apparently
make him a hero to these people.  Or else he would have to write off this world as a
place to establish himself and find some other.  Because he had no intention of
sharing power....
     The thing to do, he decided, was to visit the home city of this Witch.  He
didn't have to actually meet her to discover just how much of a danger she might be.
But he had to be closer.  And fortunately, there was an obvious reason for the
journey:  He, and also Clemenda, which would get her out of the hands of that cursed
Master Dan Shao, would be seeking aid in finding and closing the Gate that had
brought them here.  An obvious reason, and one that no one could fault.
     He would propose the plan to Dan Shao immediately.  No point in wasting time.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't see why we had to rush off like this," Clemenda muttered.  "Another day
or two wouldn't have mattered."
     "It might matter," Shylock assured her.  "With magic, you can never tell about
things like that.  It MIGHT matter."  He drew her down onto the bench beside him,
smiling at the water that separated them from Master Dan Shao.  More water every
minute.  "Besides," he said, "I promised you dinner in Talahya, and I can fulfill
that promise till we get home."
     "But the Gate we came through must have been back there on that island!"
     "Gates are magic and don't always follow linear logic, my dear."
     "But--"
     "And besides, Dan Shao sent men out to search the island, and they reported that
the Gate is gone.  Or at least closed."  He shrugged.  "So we need to consult someone
who understands the magic of this world.  Dan Shao said the greatest magician or
wizard or whatever you want to call her, the Grey Witch, lives on an island--Thallia,
it's called--to the east."
     Clemenda sighed.  "Okay, I don't argue with your logic, I guess.  But I hope
it's not FAR to the east, because I don't like sailing."  She swallowed twice and
moved back toward the rail, leaning over it.  "I really don't...."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't know how far it is to Thallia," the ship's captain said.  "I don't sail
there.  Just the Irindan Sea, and to the Pillars of Gold, the gates of the Middle
Sea, you know, no farther."  He gestured toward the east.  "It's dangerous out there!
Our Sea Patrols keep order in the Irindan, but the Middle Sea is full of pirates.
Dangerous place, and you'd do better not to go.  Stay in Lirith Kai.  No place else
is as good anyway."

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     That was the ULTIMATE indignity, that they should send their ridiculous Olaf 
golem HERE.  Gods, have they no sensitivity?  No respect?  It's INFAMOUS!  They won't 
get away with THAT again!

So, okay, it's over.  The current stuff--
     Royal Flush was avoided by Overlords.
     Mummy got the most challenges.
     Nobody died.
     Thirty-three fights, twelve challenge matches, two of those being TV challenges.
     NO standbys fought!  Which means sixty-six active warriors here, not bad for 
right after the Split.
     The longest fight was twelve minutes, which might merit some kind of turtle, 
only they tell me what I've got here is actually a tortoise.  Or maybe a terrapin.  
Does it matter?  It LOOKS like a turtle.

     So, the fights.  Let's see who's still with us and who isn't.
     QUONSET (10-4990) (20-10-0,70) of QUBIT fought MOD COD (55-2638) (41-73-1,74) of 
RHYME TYME.  QUONSET was overpowered by MOD COD in a 1 minute one-sided fray.  Will 
Mod Cod ever go away?  Probably not.  You know how it is with fish.
     TORATORATORRES (11-726) (24-24-0,76) of U.B.O.S.M. fought SIR VILE (10-4754) 
(19-18-0,67) of SIR AGLIO.  TORATORATORRES bested SIR VILE in an exciting 2 minute 
bloody battle.  I liked the bit with the "pawing the sand, snorting, and shaking his 
horns."  Very dramatic.
     CARRIE NATION (64-4054) (36-65-0,70) of REFORMERS fought QUIBBLE (10-4756) (16-
36-0,73) of QUBIT.  CARRIE NATION savagely defeated QUIBBLE in an action packed 3 
minute gory contest.  Another drinker biting the dust?  Someone needs to explain to 
this woman the difference between: a) a convivial cup between friends, b) a medicinal 
draught, and c) getting a little carried away.  She's trying to reform the bookies 
now!
     LUNA TYCK (33-5761) (31-33-1,85) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO fought ANDAR (11-1038) 
(21-16-1,70) of U.B.O.S.M.  LUNA TYCK overpowered ANDAR in a popular 1 minute 
gruesome one-sided bout.  So tell us, did or did not Luna suck Andar's blood?  
Inquiring minds want to know.
     TUTANKHAMUN (71-3357) (18-11-0,71) of CARTOUCHE fought EXILE (7-4618) (21-16-
1,77) of BLADES OF ICE.  TUTANKHAMUN handily defeated EXILE in an exciting 1 minute 
gory one-sided fight.  Will Exile be able to spell his opponent's name when the time 
comes to write a personal?  (That's a hint, Exile.)
     TUM (18-7380) (14-11-1,54) of FROM THE FACE fought LYTA ALEXANDER (65-5021) (13-
8-0,79) of AND SO IT BEGINS.  TUM was overpowered by LYTA ALEXANDER in a 1 minute 
uneven fight.  I thought Tums were for the tummy, not the face, but what do I know, 
eh?
     IPECAC (45-3625) (14-8-0,61) of EMETICS fought GLLEELLMANN (11-4514) (25-9-0,89) 
of CARNIVAL.  IPECAC won victory over GLLEELLMANN in a 2 minute bout.  The G-man 
tripped over those extra ells.  Oh, yes, he did.  I saw it happen.
     ELEKTRA (4-3652) (22-10-0,75) of LOST SOULS II fought T'AN SUNG (14-3704) (17-
13-1,79) of SHAO-LIN HEROES.  ELEKTRA handily defeated T'AN SUNG in a 1 minute 
mismatched bout.  Why was this one mis-matched?  A lost soul of the female persuasion 
and a hero seem well matched to me.
     FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE (98-809) (9-8-4,52) of COLLEGE RADIO fought KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 
(31-4345) (18-15-0,59) of THE STORMGUARDS.  FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE overcame KRAC 
D'CHEVALIERS in a 1 minute bout. Do you have a permit for that fountain?
     KONGOL (7-4524) (30-16-2,100) of BLADES OF ICE fought SUMTHING PAINFUL (11-4735) 
(21-20-0,70) of U.B.O.S.M.  KONGOL vanquished SUMTHING PAINFUL in a 1 minute uneven 
bout.  Just call Kongol "aspirin."
     SPUTTER (82-15095) (23-11-1,91) of JOKA MASHER fought GAR & BRILL (38-4252) (19-
22-0,53) of JUST BECAUSE.  SPUTTER vanquished GAR & BRILL in an exciting 1 minute 
one-sided fight.  SOME people clean clocks, but Sputter cleand the Gar & Brill, and 
high time, too!  That thing was filthy.
     SPAZZ (33-6207) (36-28-0,125) of SNOTZI'S II fought EMILY (17-5753) (26-15-
0,147) of BLADES OF STEEL.  SPAZZ overpowered EMILY in a popular 1 minute one-sided 
duel.  This is the "Two Z Spazz, not to be confused with the One Z Spaz Ghost," 
right?  Am I sighk-ick, or what?
     BEER GOGGLES (33-6819) (23-17-1,123) of JOYS OF BOOZE fought AVALANCHE (75-2213) 
(20-4-1,141) of FORCE OF NATURE.  BEER GOGGLES was devastated by AVALANCHE in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided bout.  Avalanches are always like that.  It's their 
nature, not to mention their force.
     DELICE THE RED (56-3401) (38-48-1,114) of BAD APPLES fought TICKLES (9-3486) 
(35-58-1,104) of MY PETS.  DELICE THE RED was overpowered by TICKLES in an action 
packed 1 minute uneven fray.  Cute, very cute.  Are we going to allow this kind of 
thing in our arena?
     HALLIE O'DENE (58-6018) (43-56-0,151) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES fought W.T. POOH (33-
4430) (58-42-0,138) of SNOTZI'S II.  HALLIE O'DENE savagely defeated W.T. POOH in an 
action packed 5 minute brutal fight.  And how shoe could be savage with the sweet 
Bear of Little Brain, I don't know.  She must be Evil after all.
     LOOMING BIRD (82-424) (45-59-4,176) of YOU FEEL THAT! fought STARBUCK (6-5387) 
(27-17-0,141) of SCIENCE FICTION.  LOOMING BIRD handily defeated STARBUCK in a 1 
minute mismatched competition.
     QRAPPY (10-4761) (35-47-1,163) of QUBIT fought BLACK RHINO (71-1834) (37-27-
1,177) of EDGE OF EXTINCTION.  QRAPPY beat BLACK RHINO in a popular 1 minute match.  
More evidence in support of the theory that Qrappy's name was bestowed in sly jest.
     MOJO JOJO (10-4643) (26-26-2,163) of TOWNSVILLAINS fought KOOKABURRA (33-4151) 
(44-57-2,114) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  MOJO JOJO beat KOOKABURRA in an exciting 1 
minute match.  Quite the cookie-muncher, ol' Mojo.
     MASHER (60-4553) (35-35-3,186) of JOKA MASHER! fought CRUSADER LORD (31-3946) 
(35-25-4,156) of THE STORMGUARDS.  MASHER was devastated by CRUSADER LORD in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.  Mashed, in fact.  Flat.  Very messy.  The 
custodians are annoyed about it.
     R'SHANN (20-577) (48-37-3,204) of OVERLORDS fought DIRT WORM (82-2315) (55-27-
0,191) of VERMIN!!  R'SHANN viciously subdued DIRT WORM in an action packed 12 minute 
brutal duel.  This is our longest fight, and let me tell you, keeping up the action 
for twelve minutes, and remaining vicious the whole time besides, is not a simple 
matter.  A salute and a small turtle to each of you.  They tell me you can etch your 
initials onto the turtles' shells and then come back and find them walking around, 
inintials and all, years from now.  Amazing, is it not?
     KAIDEN (35-3108) (76-75-2,223) of VIOLENT FEMS fought 50 SUCKS (60-4129) (54-32-
0,191) of JOKA MASHER!  KAIDEN viciously subdued 50 SUCKS in an action packed 2 
minute gory fight.  Ah, yes, some people become violent fems, but others are born 
that way.  You can guess which in this case, can't you?

     The challenge matches--
     KOGITSUNE MARU (1-5298) (20-16-1,47) of SWEORDMASTERS challenged ODEN WARFIEND 
(11-1335) (26-23-3,42) of U.B.O.S.M.  Down 5.  KOGITSUNE MARU demolished ODEN 
WARFIEND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  I think the bookies are stacking 
the deck on these matches.  Have you noticed that they never call the fight "uneven," 
setting the odds appropriately, until after it's over?
     XISS (11-1305) (25-31-4,63) of U.B.O.S.M. challenged MUMMY (99-853) (8-10-5,55) 
of IKER'S CORPSES.  Down 8.  XISS was demolished by MUMMY in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute mismatched Challenge match.  This was Mummy the Most Challenged, and let it be 
a lesson to you all.  Never, ever, sass your Mummy, boys.
     CIARAN (1-7176) (15-7-1,53) of MANNEQUIN'S BEST challenged FOREVER MAN (38-4168) 
(28-45-0,60) of SANDS OF TIME.  Up 7.  CIARAN savagely defeated FOREVER MAN in a 
popular 3 minute gory Challenge melee.  Savagery.  Gore.  All the time, all day, 
every day except Sundays and Postal Holidays.  I don't know how I stay sane.
     THREEKARD (47-4600) (15-11-1,73) of CARNIVAL challenged LETHE (9-4782) (27-20-
2,81) of BLUE MOON.  Up 8.  THREEKARD was vanquished by LETHE in a popular 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge duel.  Some people just don't appreciate games of skill, 
especially when all the skill is slanted toward the other side....
     NEDIAM NORI (31-4069) (21-14-1,84) of CISUM S. EKARD challenged SKI MASK (58-
5869) (29-51-0,85) of CIRQUE DU MASQUES.  Up 1.  NEDIAM NORI vanquished SKI MASK in a 
popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  And it's Duck Soup at someone's house 
tonight!
     HIGH GUN (15-4386) (14-17-1,42) of TRIPLE CROWN challenged GLORY HOLE (98-870) 
(7-11-4,40) of SUPERIOR KILLS.  Down 2.  HIGH GUN overpowered GLORY HOLE in a 1 
minute uneven Challenge melee.  Galloped right over him, in fact.  I didn't realize 
we were going to use the arena for races between fight sets.  I kinda like the idea, 
though.
     LIBERTY BELLE (12-5448) (21-25-0,100) of POWERPUFF GIRLS challenged PUTZ'N ALONG 
(60-5437) (26-20-0,128) of JOKA MASHER!.  Up 28.  LIBERTY BELLE viciously subdued 
PUTZ'N ALONG in a 4 minute Challenge match.  And after four minutes of it, she 
probably was puffing, but that didn't slow her down!  Amazing woman, Ms. Belle.
     BUBBLES (12-4981) (24-44-1,131) of POWERPUFF GIRLS challenged PREACHER (7-5083) 
(24-9-3,172) of THRILLZ & KILLZ.  Up 41.  BUBBLES lost to PREACHER in a 2 minute 
Challenge fight.  And what did she expect, eh?  Looked like a sure-thing loss to me, 
and that, unfortunately, is exactly the way the bookies rated it, too.  Buncha spoil 
sports.
     TALOS (31-2069) (45-20-0,189) of THE STORMGUARDS challenged VELVET VIXEN (9-
3275) (30-31-0,190) of LOST SOULS II.  Up 1.  TALOS was defeated by VELVET VIXEN in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.  Defeated, maybe, but what a way to go.

     Our two TV challenges, and congratulations to the warriors that earned 'em:
     NUTMEG (7-5167) (16-10-1,51) of SUGAR AND SPICE TV challenged ONE A DAY (98-799) 
(13-5-3,59) of MY DRUGS.  Up 8.  NUTMEG was unbelievably bested by ONE A DAY in a 3 
minute Challenge battle.  Can you believe that?  Amazing, isn't it?
     DREIHDENSMURF (11-4821) (24-13-0,89) of U.B.O.S.M. TV challenged FILI LIU (2-
4968) (21-20-0,92) of RESURRECTION.  Up 3.  DREIHDENSMURF devastated FILI LIU in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  And a bouquet of garlic for the blue guy.  (Roses 
are out of season.)

     And for the Captaincy, although there was no column, there WAS a challenge.  
OBSESSED AVENGER (15-2162) (41-40-1,253) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q challenged EMERALD 
DRAGONFLY (60-2586) (64-59-2,235) of MAGICK.  Down 18, unless it's just some dyslexic 
trick.  OBSESSED AVENGER was overpowered by EMERALD DRAGONFLY in a 1 minute Challenge 
duel.  And our salute to the Emerald Dragonfly.  Write a column.

                                        Olaf Modeen

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD          W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   65  59  2  249  MAGICK (955)               ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KAIDEN 35-3108              77  75  2  240  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
-STEVE MCQUEEN 47-3908       32  33  1  226  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 R'SHANN 20-577              49  37  3  224  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 VELVET VIXEN 9-3275         31  31  0  211  LOST SOULS II (918)        ZUKAL

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-FANNY BELT 28-1804          39  24  1  196  OTTO'S MECHANICS (1073)    MORYA
 OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162    41  41  1  193  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           55  28  0  192  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG
 50 SUCKS 60-4129            54  33  0  189  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 TALOS 31-2069               45  21  0  184  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 LOOMING BIRD 82-424         46  59  4  183  YOU FEEL THAT! (1205)      DWES EG
 CRUSADER LORD 31-3946       36  25  4  182  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 QRAPPY 10-4761              36  47  1  181  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-JOE KING 47-2223            29  47  1  180  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
-APPLE JACK 47-4011          29  20  4  178  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 PREACHER 7-5083             25   9  3  174  THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)     BONSUR
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         37  28  1  166  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 MASHER 60-4553              35  36  3  165  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI
 MOJO JOJO 10-4643           27  26  2  165  TOWNSVILLAINS (1252)       KOLACT
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       44  56  0  164  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
-ROT TEN EGGS 47-3099        35  31  0  157  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 SPAZZ 33-6207               37  28  0  153  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           21   4  1  150  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 BUBBLES 12-4981             24  45  1  141  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 STARBUCK 6-5387             27  18  0  140  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 W.T. POOH 33-4430           58  43  0  137  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-BURGER KING 47-4152         30  25  2  133  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
-PERFECT TEN 47-4218         26  19  1  133  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 EMILY 17-5753               26  16  0  128  BLADES OF STEEL (1068)     ALJAFIR
-NED THE JANITOR 66-2973     22  22  0  127  ANDORIAN UNIVERSITY (1123) TARRGIR
 LIBERTY BELLE 12-5448       22  25  0  125  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          44  58  2  122  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (812)   NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BEER GOGGLES 33-6819        23  18  1  122  JOYS OF BOOZE (1209)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TICKLES 9-3486              36  58  1  120  MY PETS (554)              ZUKAL
-MISER 71-3793               36  17  2  109  SHADOW GOLD (1143)         KYR'TERR
 PUTZ'N ALONG 60-5437        26  21  0  109  JOKA MASHER! (833)         ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KONGOL 7-4524               31  16  2  104  BLADES OF ICE (162)        BONSUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-OSCAR 50-3153               28   7  0  100  OPEN SESAME (824)          SNOWBOUND
 DREIHDENSMURF 11-4821       25  13  0  100  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      38  49  1   99  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 LUNA TYCK 33-5761           32  33  1   97  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (1075) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 NEDIAM NORI 31-4069         22  14  1   96  CISUM S. EKARD (1175)      CHIMLEVTAL
-ROWDY YOBBO 20-3429         22  21  1   94  SPARF! (1069)              SEAM
 SPUTTER 82-15095            24  11  1   93  JOKA MASHER (917)          DWES EG
 LETHE 9-4782                28  20  2   92  BLUE MOON (1025)           ZUKAL

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ELEKTRA 4-3652              23  10  0   90  LOST SOULS II (1247)       JHELUM
 MOD COD 55-2638             42  73  1   89  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 IPECAC 45-3625              15   8  0   89  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 TUTANKHAMUN 71-3357         19  11  0   88  CARTOUCHE (1111)           KYR'TERR
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      14   8  0   85  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 FILI LIU 2-4968             21  21  0   83  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 TORATORATORRES 11-726       25  24  0   81  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       37  65  0   80  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
-CLOUDS AWAY 50-3332         17   5  2   79  OPEN SESAME (824)          SNOWBOUND
 SKI MASK 58-5869            29  52  0   76  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
-JUSTICE 73-4299             15   8  1   73  PEACE MAKERS (1241)        ERINIKA
 GLLEELLMANN 11-4514         25  10  0   72  CARNIVAL (1105)            ARUAK CITY
 SUMTHING PAINFUL 11-4735    21  21  0   72  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 T'AN SUNG 14-3704           17  14  1   70  SHAO-LIN HEROES (1253)     TOBIR
 MUMMY 99-853                 9  10  5   70  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE
 SIR VILE 10-4754            19  19  0   67  SIR AGLIO (788)            KOLACT
 QUIBBLE 10-4756             16  37  0   67  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 THREEKARD 47-4600           15  12  1   67  CARNIVAL (1238)            NORTH FORK
 EXILE 7-4618                21  17  1   66  BLADES OF ICE (162)        BONSUR
 ONE A DAY 98-799            14   5  3   66  MY DRUGS (1222)            SYVYN'S HILL
 CIARAN 1-7176               16   7  1   65  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 ANDAR 11-1038               21  17  1   64  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
-SESAME 7-5269               18   9  1   64  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
-LILITH 18-7794              17   9  2   64  THE SHADOWS (1256)         TALCAMA
-CASTOR 7-4989               15  15  3   63  ASTRONOMICAL (1264)        BONSUR
 FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE 98-809   10   8  4   63  COLLEGE RADIO (1223)       SYVYN'S HILL
 QUONSET 10-4990             20  11  0   61  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 KOGITSUNE MARU 1-5298       21  16  1   59  SWEORDMASTERS (1210)       MORDANT
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         19  23  0   57  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
-HOCKEY DUCK 39-937          24  16  1   56  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
-WHAT'S UP, DUCK? 39-3273    14  11  2   55  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
 FOREVER MAN 38-4168         28  46  0   53  SANDS OF TIME (1195)       CLIFFHOME
 NUTMEG 7-5167               16  11  1   53  SUGAR AND SPICE (1231)     BONSUR
 TUM 18-7380                 14  12  1   52  FROM THE FACE (1265)       TALCAMA
 KRAC D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345   18  16  0   51  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 HIGH GUN 15-4386            15  17  1   51  TRIPLE CROWN (990)         MALCORN
 XISS 11-1305                25  32  4   49  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 ODEN WARFIEND 11-1335       26  24  3   34  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 GLORY HOLE 98-870            7  12  4   31  SUPERIOR KILLS (1229)      SYVYN'S HILL

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Steve McQueen -- I want a rematch. -- Talos

Drake -- Just trying to liven up the game. -- The Icelord

Obsessed Avenger -- We have a spot in the front ranks for you. -- The Icelord

#3 -- I can offer no prize.  My warriors feel they have been gifted with immortality
by Lady Greywand and owe her and Ghea their blades in time of need.  They feel their
honor demands it.  Also, anytime one can stand in defiance of evil, one is rewarded.
Strong steel. -- The Icelord 

Olaf -- I hope my petition has been received.  No word so far. -- The Icelord

     Not here, either.

All -- Okay, normally this would be the turn in which you receive a Semester In
Review.  However, I've been making some changes to the programming of the compu-golem
I use to track this stuff.  As a result, it won't be ready until next turn.  In the
mean time...

Olaf, Ed., the Keeper of Lists or anyone else who can help -- I humbly request that
you to provide a listing of managers and alliances for here in the Guard.  Thanks
oodles. -- Drake

     Here you go.  This is as of last turn.  If I've gotten anyone's name or alliance
     affiliation wrong, just let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint, keeper of
     lists
     Teams(s)                   Manager                  Alliance
     AUTHORS, etc.              Soultaker                FONZ
     BLADES OF ICE, etc.        Lord Andarus             DOA
     BLUE MOON, etc.            Ho Chan                  Independent
     BOOK OF STINK              Kleptov Grenufelbitz     Independent
     CARNIVAL, etc.             Carny                    Independent
     CISUM S. EKARD, etc.       Drake                    Independent
     COLLEGE RADIO              Floyd                    League Arcane
     EMETICS, etc.              Berylstar                Independent
     GERFEL'S FRIENDS, etc.     Generalissimo Puerco     The Cadre
     HARLEQUINS, etc.           Jinx                     Independent
     IKER'S CORPSES             Iker                     Independent
     INDIFFERENCE               Jekyll                   Midnight Foundation
     MAGICK, etc.               Poison Ivy               DOA
     MY DRUGS, etc.             The Muffin Man           IT Alliance
     MY PETS, etc.              Emerald Orbs             Independent
     OVERLORDS, etc.            The Icelord              Council of Lords
     QUBIT, etc.                Sultan                   Independent
     RESURRECTION, etc.         Shocking Toad            Independent
     SHADOW GOLD                Shadowgate               DOA
     SOLARAN BERSERK            ?                        Independent
     SPARF!, etc.               Crip                     Independent
     SWEORDMASTERS, etc.        Mannequin                Independent
     THE REDBAERS               THawk                    Independent
     THE SHADOWS, etc           Goat                     Independent
     THRILLZ & KILLZ, etc.      DeGotti                  Independent
     TOWNSVILLAINS, etc.        The Narrator             Independent
     U.B.O.S.M.                 Dreihdenflahg            Independent
     UNTOUCHABLES               Angus                    Independent
     VIOLENT FEMS, etc.         A-Sop                    Independent
     YOU FEEL THAT!             Doc Steele               Legion6
     YOUNG JUSTICE, etc.        Rillion                  Brotherhood of the Blade

     Thirty-one active managers, eh?  Not bad at all!

Carrie Nation -- Evil!  Evil!  Evil!  You'll never fool me again! -- Luna Tyck

Tuttuttutandsomethingelse -- Okay, maybe I can fight you, but I still can't pronounce
you. -- Luna Tyck

Quibble -- Next time keep your hands to yourself! -- Iron Maiden

Bubbles -- A valiant effort, young woman, but you must realize that knowledge is not
gained without sacrifice. -- Hallie O'Dene

Gglleellmmaann -- JUST like a mammal, OVERDOING it, always overdoing it.  May the fox
eat all your eggs. -- Ski Mask, Founder and President, Ducks with Swords

Qrappy -- Your name's a joke, I suppose?  That shouldn't be allowed.  If you are
going to have a name reflecting your quality, it should be a TRUE reflection.  Just
as mine (tossing her head) reflects my glorious red hair. -- Delice the Red
P.S.  And other things.

Fili Liu -- Drunkard!  Drunkard and tippler, I say, and I challenge you to deny it!
You permit strong drink, that mocker, to pass your lips, and I doubt not that you
have sold your immortal soul for the ability to function even when totally
inebriated!  You are a disgrace, sir, a serious disgrace, and I have been informed
that you are lowering the property values in the neighborhood, as well. -- Carrie
Nation

Krac d'Chevaliers -- Parrying is fine, if you can do it all the time.  But landing
blows helps win fights, you know.  You need to try harder if you want to impress
people! -- Lethe

Luna Tyck -- That was NOT "demonic" fury, actually, that was RIGHTEOUS fury.  Get
your facts straight, wine-biber. -- Carrie Nation

Nediam Nori -- Who am I to argue? -- Quibble

Obsessed Avenger -- After 3 straight, easy wins, looks like you're actually gonna
have to do the rest the old fashion way:  earn it! -- Dirt Worm, waffled

Joe King -- Ack!  Arf!  Gulp! -- Spazz

Clouds Away -- You won?  I'm shocked! -- High Gun

Overlords -- Thanks for the feedback.  I still think you're over-rated, over-
inflated, over-stated, over-weighted, over-burdened.... -- Sultan, wishing to over-
look youz guyz

#3 -- Sweet poetry. -- W.T.
P.S.  Gonna miss thee!  Best of luck in..., in..., 100?

Forever Man -- Ah, we thrilled the crowd.  I was ready to go 20 minutes. -- Threekard

     Horrid thought.

Threekard -- Congrats on being the most popular. -- Glleellmann

Glleellmann -- Thank you!  Thank you!

Obsessed Avenger -- Congrats on taking the Cap. Guard. -- Carny

Obsessed Avenger -- En Garde! -- Glleellmann

Ski Mask -- An interesting go-round.  I advise finesse for you. -- Glleellmann

Home Guard -- We want Threekard!  We want Threekard! -- Fans

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

2 December 2003
ZalCon2, ZalCon Reloaded
Where:  Jhelum, DM 4
When:  February 9th or 23rd, 2003 (TBA when Mail In date set)
How Long:  20 Turns

Restrictions:  Zero FE at start of contest.  Must announce warrior styles by second
arena fight to receive points.  No prize modified warriors.  No entry to July Face,
No TV Challenges.  All prizes to be used exclusively on warriors from the contest
team only.

Awards:
     First Initiate Duelmaster (FID):  First warrior announced in the contest to
          reach the throne.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, increasing damage for 1 warrior by one rating to
          max for ST/SZ.
     Warrior MVP:  Top warrior based on MVP points accrued in the contest.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge for any warrior on team, +1
          to bonus in any skill area up to max for style for 1 warrior on team, 2
          nights stay at Winter FTF Hotel.
     Team MVP:  Top Team based on MVP points accrued in contest by all the teams
          warriors.
     Prize:  Limited Damage Potion, Favorites Knowledge, +1 to Bonus, 6 Months Free
          Play, 20 Rollups.
     Warrior MVP Top 11:  Next 10 warriors on MVP list at the end of the contest.
     Prize:  +1 to Bonus
     Style Master:  Top warrior in each style based on Style Master points accrued in
          the contest.
     Prize:  Favorites Knowledge of any warrior on team.
     Iron Manager Award:  Minimum 95 fights in contest by any team.
     Prize:  Choice of free entry for team to 2005 Winter Face or +1 to Bonus for one
          warrior.

MVP Point System:  +1 for Win, Fight, Kill, Recognition Leader (after Round 3), -1
Death, +2 Duelmaster, +2 each 3 Consecutive turns as DM, +1 Quality Win (any win over
opponent with 5 or more Rec), +1 for each 10 Rec points over 5 in win (+1 for 5-14
above, +2 for 15-24 above, +3 for 25-34 above).
Style Master Point System:  +2 Style Master, +1 Win vs. Same Style Opponent, +1 Win
vs. Same Style Master, +1 for 3 Consecutive Turns as Style Master (rolling).

     Please direct any question about rules or clarifications to me, Robert
Occhipinti, via Diplo to DM74, 1988 Dodgers or email to zalgor@hotmail.com.  All
rules decisions made by me are final and binding within the confines of this contest.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DREIHDENSMURF devastated FILI LIU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NUTMEG was unbelievably bested by ONE A DAY in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
OBSESSED AVENGER was overpowered by EMERALD DRAGONFLY in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
TALOS was defeated by VELVET VIXEN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
BUBBLES lost to PREACHER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
LIBERTY BELLE viciously subdued PUTZ'N ALONG in a 4 minute Challenge match.
HIGH GUN overpowered GLORY HOLE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
NEDIAM NORI vanquished SKI MASK in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
THREEKARD was vanquished by LETHE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
CIARAN savagely defeated FOREVER MAN in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
XISS was demolished by MUMMY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KOGITSUNE MARU demolished ODEN WARFIEND in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
KAIDEN viciously subdued 50 SUCKS in a action packed 2 minute gory fight.
R'SHANN viciously subdued DIRT WORM in a action packed 12 minute brutal duel.
MASHER was devastated by CRUSADER LORD in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MOJO JOJO beat KOOKABURRA in a exciting 1 minute match.
QRAPPY beat BLACK RHINO in a popular 1 minute match.
LOOMING BIRD handily defeated STARBUCK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HALLIE O'DENE savagely defeated W.T. POOH in a action packed 5 minute brutal fight.
DELICE THE RED was overpowered by TICKLES in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
BEER GOGGLES was devastated by AVALANCHE in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
SPAZZ overpowered EMILY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPUTTER vanquished GAR & BRILL in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
KONGOL vanquished SUMTHING PAINFUL in a 1 minute uneven bout.
FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE overcame KRAC D'CHEVALIERS in a 1 minute bout.
ELEKTRA handily defeated T'AN SUNG in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
IPECAC won victory over GLLEELLMANN in a 2 minute bout.
TUM was overpowered by LYTA ALEXANDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TUTANKHAMUN handily defeated EXILE in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided fight.
LUNA TYCK overpowered ANDAR in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
CARRIE NATION savagely defeated QUIBBLE in a action packed 3 minute gory contest.
TORATORATORRES bested SIR VILE in a exciting 2 minute bloody battle.
QUONSET was overpowered by MOD COD in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  21         PARRY-LUNGE       35 -  13 -  2      73  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    9         PARRY-STRIKE      25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       44 -  39 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         LUNGING ATTACK   117 - 111 -  1      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     71 -  71 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    47 -  55 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   56 -  74 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  14 -  0      36  |

Turn 364 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        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  8     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586  65  59  2  249 MAGICK (955)
LUNGING ATTACK   KAIDEN 35-3108             77  75  2  240 VIOLENT FEMS (972)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     R'SHANN 20-577             49  37  3  224 OVERLORDS (30)
TOTAL PARRY      DIRT WORM 82-2315          55  28  0  192 VERMIN!! (1124)
WALL OF STEEL    50 SUCKS 60-4129           54  33  0  189 JOKA MASHER! (833)
STRIKING ATTACK  CRUSADER LORD 31-3946      36  25  4  182 THE STORMGUARDS (132)
PARRY-LUNGE      PREACHER 7-5083            25   9  3  174 THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACK RHINO 71-1834        37  28  1  166 EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)
AIMED BLOW       HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018      44  56  0  164 CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    XISS 11-1305               25  32  4   49 U.B.O.S.M. (1184)

The overall popularity leader is KAIDEN 35-3108.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was R'SHANN 20-577.  The ten other most popular fighters were HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018, 
LIBERTY BELLE 12-5448, CIARAN 1-7176, CARRIE NATION 64-4054, VELVET VIXEN 9-3275, 
NUTMEG 7-5167, KAIDEN 35-3108, EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586, LUNA TYCK 33-5761, and SIR 
VILE 10-4754.

The least popular fighter this week was QUONSET 10-4990.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TUM 18-7380, T'AN SUNG 14-3704, SUMTHING PAINFUL 11-4735, STARBUCK 
6-5387, XISS 11-1305, GLORY HOLE 98-870, ANDAR 11-1038, GLLEELLMANN 11-4514, KRAC 
D'CHEVALIERS 31-4345, and EMILY 17-5753.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           2  0 0  ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  1 0  
NIANIA(2)            0  1 0  TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  SEAM(20)             1  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  3 0  
TRANSEL(6)           0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       2  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            2  2 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  2  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             3  0 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  3 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        0  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  5 0  STORMCROWE(45)       1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       0  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     2  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      1  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CIARAN 1-7176               16   7  1   65  MANNEQUIN'S BEST (1227)    MORDANT
 FILI LIU 2-4968             21  21  0   83  RESURRECTION (1065)        NIANIA
 ELEKTRA 4-3652              23  10  0   90  LOST SOULS II (1247)       JHELUM
 STARBUCK 6-5387             27  18  0  140  SCIENCE FICTION (1152)     TRANSEL
 PREACHER 7-5083             25   9  3  174  THRILLZ & KILLZ (1211)     BONSUR
 VELVET VIXEN 9-3275         31  31  0  211  LOST SOULS II (918)        ZUKAL
 QRAPPY 10-4761              36  47  1  181  QUBIT (1136)               KOLACT
 DREIHDENSMURF 11-4821       25  13  0  100  U.B.O.S.M. (1184)          ARUAK CITY
 BUBBLES 12-4981             24  45  1  141  POWERPUFF GIRLS (1145)     RIZTAB
 T'AN SUNG 14-3704           17  14  1   70  SHAO-LIN HEROES (1253)     TOBIR
 OBSESSED AVENGER 15-2162    41  41  1  193  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (313)      MALCORN
 EMILY 17-5753               26  16  0  128  BLADES OF STEEL (1068)     ALJAFIR
 TUM 18-7380                 14  12  1   52  FROM THE FACE (1265)       TALCAMA
 R'SHANN 20-577              49  37  3  224  OVERLORDS (30)             SEAM
 TALOS 31-2069               45  21  0  184  THE STORMGUARDS (132)      CHIMLEVTAL
 SPAZZ 33-6207               37  28  0  153  SNOTZI'S II (813)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KAIDEN 35-3108              77  75  2  240  VIOLENT FEMS (972)         MURSKA
 GAR & BRILL 38-4252         19  23  0   57  JUST BECAUSE (1228)        CLIFFHOME
 IPECAC 45-3625              15   8  0   89  EMETICS (1242)             STORMCROWE
 THREEKARD 47-4600           15  12  1   67  CARNIVAL (1238)            NORTH FORK
 MOD COD 55-2638             42  73  1   89  RHYME TYME (449)           KHALANI
 DELICE THE RED 56-3401      38  49  1   99  BAD APPLES (1091)          ROCANIS
 HALLIE O'DENE 58-6018       44  56  0  164  CIRQUE DU MASQUES (1093)   DELARQ TOR
 EMERALD DRAGONFLY 60-2586   65  59  2  249  MAGICK (955)               ARADI
 CARRIE NATION 64-4054       37  65  0   80  REFORMERS (1095)           KURUKAR
 LYTA ALEXANDER 65-5021      14   8  0   85  AND SO IT BEGINS (1062)    DAL SHANG
 BLACK RHINO 71-1834         37  28  1  166  EDGE OF EXTINCTION (973)   KYR'TERR
 AVALANCHE 75-2213           21   4  1  150  FORCE OF NATURE (747)      JADE MOUNTAIN
 DIRT WORM 82-2315           55  28  0  192  VERMIN!! (1124)            DWES EG

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ONE A DAY 98-799            14   5  3   66  MY DRUGS (1222)            SYVYN'S HILL
 MUMMY 99-853                 9  10  5   70  IKER'S CORPSES (1225)      SOUTH RIDGE