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Date   : 05/21/2014    Duedate: 06/03/2014

HOME GUARD ARENA

DM 101    TURN 637

RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    %  RANK TEAMS                 W    L   K    % 
  1 DRAGON LORDS 10/555   19   11   0 63.3      BLUE NOTE 12/1642
    EXCELLENT TUNES 53/1658                     CRITICALS 75/1635
    STINKY OCCUPATIONS 96/1666                  AL BUMS II 84/1636
  2 SEA DOGS 18/426      905  612   8 59.7      AL BUMS VI 84/1665
    SEA DOGS 33/1501                            BLOOD GANG 99/1532
    SEA DOGS 35/1502                            STILLMATIC 36/1652
    DUNGEON CELL 42/1470                        COUNTRY PIE 74/1669
    SHEWISH BUFFET 61/1562                      DELTA BLUES 30/1650
    SHEWISH BUFFET 63/1568                      SAY MY NAME 25/1649
    SHEWISH BUFFET 78/1537                      SUMMERTEETH 33/1651
    SHEWISH PICNIC 97/1667                      THE 27 CLUB 46/1634
    SHEWISH BANQUET 98/1515                     UNNAMEABLES 60/1661
  3 GARBAGE PAI 16/1601  133   93   2 58.8      MEN OF STEEL 56/1659
    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS 62/1633                   THE RUNAROUND 2/1628
  4 SORE LOSERS 21/1580  108   79   0 57.8      BODY OF MUSIC 17/1670
    CREAM OF THE SLOP 2/589                     FOOT OF PRIDE 35/1630
  5 TEAM FLOYD 38/690    401  296   2 57.5      BLACK AND BLUES 6/1632
    DODEKATHEON 99/1590                         HIP HOP HEROES 18/1646
    COLLEGE RADIO 32/1603                       WU-TANG FOREVER 14/1643
    COLLEGE RADIO 51/1541                       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS 16/1668
    HAPPY FUN TIME 35/1613                      INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP 42/1655
    THE MOTHERSHIP CC 19/1611                11 TREKKERS 29/1534     158  197   4 44.5
    UNC COLLEGE RADIO 43/1614                   BLOOD AND SAND 21/1545
    VCU COLLEGE RADIO 26/1620                   THE HITCHHIKERS 11/1564
  6 DEATH PENAL 33/1404   50   39   2 56.2      THE WALKING DEAD 32/1538
    VOW TO DESTROY 36/1403                   12 FURRY FURY 11/1598    81  103   1 44.0
  7 ROYAL FLUSH 47/146  1276 1057  18 54.7      FURRY FURY 81/1593
    USELESS TOOLS 54/735                        BATTLE FROGS 35/1597
    DUCKS UNLIMITED 39/1221                     NUCLEAR WASTES 82/1588
  8 T-3 98/1591          166  160   1 50.9      FROGGY HORRORS 4 96/1622
    MMM BEER! 13/1606                           MURDEROUS FROGS 3 98/1589
    ZOMBIE SQUAD 14/1616                     13 WAH CHING 52/1565     85  123   1 40.9
    SERPENTS HOLD 26/1608                       PUBLIC ENEMY 50/1530
    SERPENTS HOLD 36/1609                    14 ENIGMA 1 82/1664      19   28   0 40.4
    SERPENTS' HOLD 1/1618                       SCRABBLE 65/1662
    SERPENTS' HOLD 3/1604                       TREXTRAS 56/1660
    YOU PAY I SLAY 8/1500                       TECHNOLOGY 5/1639
    SERPENTS' HOLD 10/1623                      OLD SCHOOL 41/1654
    DRAGONS GUARD II 52/1619                    OTTO'S DINER 81/1663
    SERPENTS HOLD 929 13/1621                   OTTODROME TW 47/1657
  9 RED FURY 9/786       169  167   0 50.3      82ND ILLINOIS 17/1645
    RUNEBLADES 75/1585                          THE SYNDICATE 12/1641
 10 QUEEN 9/1629          66   73   0 47.5      UNDEAD ARTISTS 7/1640
    TRIBE 24/1648                               ZULU DEATH HOGS 38/1653
    RUN DMC 1/1626                           15 ARROGANCE 18/755     547  871  11 38.6
    EPIC RAP 43/1656                         16-STRONGMEN 17/1644      6   11   0 35.3
    PEARL JAM 4/1638                         17 TOLBIN'S BP 7/1637     0    2   0  0.0
    ARE YOU ? 22/1647                           VISIONS V2 19/1671

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                       Reflections by the Captain of the Guard

     This was supposed to be MY tourney, you know.  I had been runner-up in Freshmen
before and was well prepared.  I trained my WL during the tourney, because who
doesn't need more willpower?  Things were going perfectly.  I had 1 loss, my
teammates Spare Anchor and Surly Deckhand had 2 losses, and there was nobody else
left.
     Then that lousy Surly Deckhand kills me.  HE KILLS ME!  At least Spare Anchor
beat him in the finals.  I wouldn't want Surly Deckhand to be rewarded for that type
of behavior.
     So now I have to set myself up for the ADM tourney and go through this process
all over again.  It's kind of exhausting, especially when you've put in all this hard
work and some orc with a bad temper fouls things up.

Baked Convincia

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Greetings, warriors of HOME GUARD!  Once again I've been called out of
retirement for my abilities and insights into spy reporting.  Well, more of sports
reporting, no spying needed because the fights happen in public.  What's with SKIP
JAMES?  Somebody gave him the Magic Frog Gig, and he actually beat BATTLE FROGS'
FURIOUS FROGPALER, and walked away with 39 more points from the fight.  Major screwup
at BATTLE FROGS.  FURIOUS FROGPALER lost 34 points to SKIP JAMES.  Some new
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FURIOUS FROGPALER will provide more easy wins... for
certain values of "easy."  Here is the note on that fight:  FURIOUS FROGPALER (35-
4309) (23-14-0,154) of BATTLE FROGS fought SKIP JAMES (6-6579) (27-32-0,107) of BLACK
AND BLUES.  FURIOUS FROGPALER was handily defeated by SKIP JAMES in a 1 minute one-
sided contest.  The amazing point movements, of course, are due to the beginning
ranks of both gladiators, Skip James being a significant underdog here.
     Ah... someone in the Commission office wants me to advise fighters with a 1 will
to give up fighting.  Excuse me?  I have never seen anyone with a one will make it
onto a team, not even as a standby.
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges--now, THAT is a loaded
phrase!  Avoiding is not cowardly, and "unfair challenges" is such a debatable
concept.  As to the avoiding, that's moot here today.  Nobody avoided anybody else.
Even the clerks couldn't think of a lie to tell about that.
     What do people see in GOPHER BAROQUE?  Its 85-72-0?  CREAM OF THE SLOP ain't
talkin', but it's got 172 points.  And, probably, was most challenged.
     This stuff here, it's what the clerks put together, and I accept no blame for
the sometimes slanted comments.  Taunt your opponent FRANKIE!  That was my lucky
charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 23 points!)  VULCAN should have an
easy win.  I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, VULCAN!  It can't set
itself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see FRANKIE lose.  An underdog win always
annoys the bookies, and I live, for certain values of "life," to annoy the bookies.
I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that ARCHERS OF LOAF
gets in.  (Well, *I* hate to, but I need something to fill up this part of the
report, so I'm going to let the clerks get away with it.  If *I* didn't want "the
effort of writing about that kind of fights, I just wouldn't do it.)  He fights
people like LORD'S PRAYER, 14 points below.  I thought ARCHERS OF LOAF showed great
skill and promise when he was defeated by LORD'S PRAYER.  All right, so I slept
through it!  Big deal!  I can sleep with my eyes open and even take NOTES in my
sleep.
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Like we have a time
limit?  Do you want the fighters to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I
got people to see, places to go...
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice,
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen

     And on a semi-final note, we had SIXTY fights, I'm not going to write about
sixty fights, sorry.  Seven challenges and eight standbys.  Here are the challenge
matches.

     VULCAN (99-3864) (10-18-4,53) of DODEKATHEON challenged FRANKIE (13-5579) (20-
21-0,30) of SERPENTS HOLD 929.  Down 23.  VULCAN narrowly defeated FRANKIE in a 3
minute bloody Challenge brawl.  People debate whether a "down-challenge" is
determined by ranking of number of fights.  But with so many warriors having "hidden
tourney fights," that last is hard to figure.  I leave it to the managers to argue
about.
     IMAGINATION (26-4975) (14-3-0,63) of VCU COLLEGE RADIO challenged BOA (1-8830)
(21-21-0,52) of SERPENTS' HOLD.  Down 11.  IMAGINATION won victory over BOA in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.  Amazing what you can do with a little
imagination, isn't it?
     ARCHERS OF LOAF (43-4837) (24-9-0,73) of UNC COLLEGE RADIO challenged LORD'S
PRAYER (35-4456) (16-8-1,59) of FOOT OF PRIDE.  Down 14.  ARCHERS OF LOAF was subdued
by LORD'S PRAYER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  An underdog victory, and the
bookies are tearing out what hair they have.  Ha!

     DEEP BLUE (5-3822) (20-20-2,35) of TECHNOLOGY challenged GARLIC ARAOI (97-4776)
(7-11-4,46) of SHEWISH PICNIC.  Up 11!  DEEP BLUE bested GARLIC ARAOI in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge fight.  But Deep will pay the penalty of garlic breath for this
encounter.
     GRAVITRON (19-5369) (21-6-1,92) of THE MOTHERSHIP CC challenged CAT N TONIC (81-
1870) (21-22-3,93) of FURRY FURY.  Up 1.  GRAVITRON was overpowered by CAT N TONIC in
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  On the face of it, this MIGHT have been called
"even," but the steward does like to throw around such words as "mismatched" and
"uneven."  Simple pleasures for simple minds.
     BAD BORSCHT (81-1894) (24-20-2,112) of OTTO'S DINER challenged CERES (99-3866)
(13-15-4,119) of DODEKATHEON.  Up 7.  BAD BORSCHT was demolished by CERES in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge melee.  A combination of beet soup and cream of wheat?
Not my kind of dish, but I do congratulate Ceres nonetheless.
     MANNY LEHMAN (51-5074) (37-39-1,153) of COLLEGE RADIO challenged GOPHER BAROQUE
(2-3359) (84-72-0,170) of CREAM OF THE SLOP.  Up 17.  MANNY LEHMAN was unbelievably
bested by GOPHER BAROQUE in a 7 minute Challenge fight.  Odd, I didn't have any
trouble believing this.

And for the title:
     BAKED CONVINCIA (98-2341) (42-23-4,241) of SHEWISH BANQUET fought TOMAS (56-749)
(46-78-6,239) of MEN OF STEEL.  Unlucky TOMAS was reminded on the sands why BAKED
CONVINCIA is Captain of the Guard.   BAKED CONVINCIA savagely defeated TOMAS in an
action packed 2 minute Title melee.  Congratulations once again to Baked Convincia,
the dessert that winds up the meal quite well.

                                       Olaf

CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD           W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BAKED CONVINCIA 98-2341      43  23  4  249  SHEWISH BANQUET (1515)     SYVYN'S HILL

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BURIED TREASURE 33-7722      30  13     218  SEA DOGS (1501)            NIATOLI ISLAND
 ASSUR 18-7821                62 116  2  213  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
-SPARE ANCHOR 18-9610         64  33  1  212  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 DAGAN 21-7201                42  32     212  BLOOD AND SAND (1545)      SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 XAVIER 75-2071               32  11  2  209  RUNEBLADES (1585)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 TOMAS 56-749                 46  79  6  203  MEN OF STEEL (1659)        ROCANIS
 HARBOR MASTER 18-10008       26  10  1  202  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 SLAP YOURSELF SILLY 21-4697  54  49     201  SORE LOSERS (1580)         SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DON KING 47-5374             48  43  3  196  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 RUBBER BULLET 54-2503        42  24  1  192  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 WELL DON 16-6079             28   7     189  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1601)   WILLAF
 KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 63-2882    35  21  2  188  SHEWISH BUFFET (1568)      AMEN-TEI
 ERIK 56-3399                 38  65     186  MEN OF STEEL (1659)        ROCANIS
 DISSIDENT 4-6672             29  24  2  185  PEARL JAM (1638)           JHELUM
 VIPER 36-7544                37  21     184  SERPENTS HOLD (1609)       JHANS
 HOCKEY DUCK 39-937           46  44  1  183  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
 KULGAN 56-4268               30  41  3  181  MEN OF STEEL (1659)        ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS        W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REUNITED 14-4771             35  35  1  179  WU-TANG FOREVER (1643)     TOBIR
 RUPTURE 99-3463              29  19  4  178  BLOOD GANG (1532)          SOUTH RIDGE
 THE WAD O' GAS 82-13378      43  27     174  ENIGMA 1 (1664)            DWES EG
 SUBPRIME RIB 81-1567         36  33  1  173  OTTO'S DINER (1663)        SHADOWSPIRE
 GOPHER BAROQUE 2-3359        85  72     172  CREAM OF THE SLOP (589)    NIANIA
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 38-4563    38  36     172  TEAM FLOYD (690)           CLIFFHOME
 ELEVENTH 12-6963             32  23     170  BLUE NOTE (1642)           RIZTAB
 ARTHUR DENT 11-7305          32  36     161  THE HITCHHIKERS (1564)     ARUAK CITY
 NEVERMIND 84-23395           28  33  3  160  AL BUMS VI (1665)          BLACKSTONE
 CHOPPED RABBIT 60-1362       28  15     160  UNNAMEABLES (1661)         ARADI
 MANNY LEHMAN 51-5074         37  40  1  158  COLLEGE RADIO (1541)       TRICORUS
 LEAPS INTO THE AIR 75-85     41  35  1  155  CRITICALS (1635)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 KURT COBAIN 46-4253          30  26     155  THE 27 CLUB (1634)         ARDIVENT
 Q MARK 60-8880               34  30     154  UNNAMEABLES (1661)         ARADI
 URA GONER 8-5214             23   4  1  154  YOU PAY I SLAY (1500)      ARKERS
 NASTY NES 50-142             45  52  1  153  PUBLIC ENEMY (1530)        SNOWBOUND

GRAND ADEPTS                   W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TICK ... TOCK 60-511         37  35     148  UNNAMEABLES (1661)         ARADI
 SKIP JAMES 6-6579            28  32     146  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 EBONY 10-3116                30  15     144  DRAGON LORDS (555)         KOLACT
 NAKED LUNCH 78-2917          31  26     143  SHEWISH BUFFET (1537)      LIN TIRIAN
 STICKY FINGERS 42-4523       31   5  1  142  DUNGEON CELL (1470)        RODEKI
 HAMMERHEAD 35-4129           51  51  2  134  SEA DOGS (1502)            MURSKA
 RED ALERT 50-139             45  45  1  134  PUBLIC ENEMY (1530)        SNOWBOUND
 HARE BINGER 81-1790          30  25  2  132  FURRY FURY (1593)          SHADOWSPIRE
 JOE WILLIAMS 6-6583          43  28     131  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 CERES 99-3866                14  15  4  129  DODEKATHEON (1590)         SOUTH RIDGE
 TRUGOY THE DOVE 42-4614      34  42  1  125  INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (1655)RODEKI
 DOWNWITHTHEKING 1-8736       30  20  1  125  RUN DMC (1626)             MORDANT
 ARDSHEAL 9-4183              26  17     123  RED FURY (786)             ZUKAL
 FISHWIFE 33-7822             24  28  4  121  SEA DOGS (1501)            NIATOLI ISLAND
-YELLOWBEARD 18-2149          33  28     120  SEA DOGS (426)             TALCAMA
 FURIOUS FROGPALER 35-4309    23  15     120  BATTLE FROGS (1597)        MURSKA
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 12-5792      32  39     117  BLUE NOTE (1642)           RIZTAB
 THE MAILMAN 96-616           22  24  6  117  STINKY OCCUPATIONS (1666)  OLD VALAMANTIS
 CAT N TONIC 81-1870          22  22  3  111  FURRY FURY (1593)          SHADOWSPIRE
 BIG BILL BROONZY 6-6640      28  20     110  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 THRESHPACK 50-138            38  51     107  PUBLIC ENEMY (1530)        SNOWBOUND
 BAD BORSCHT 81-1894          24  21  2  104  OTTO'S DINER (1663)        SHADOWSPIRE
 RUN'S HOUSE 1-8735           19   3  2  102  RUN DMC (1626)             MORDANT

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHE'S A JAR 33-7804          26  25     100  SUMMERTEETH (1651)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 SWEET CHILD 53-6040          21   8      95  EXCELLENT TUNES (1658)     KHALHUMS
 TALIB KWELI 42-4631          26  46      94  INTELLECTS OF HIPHOP (1655)RODEKI
 ONE MIC 36-7580              27   6  1   92  STILLMATIC (1652)          JHANS
 SLITHERING IDIOT 10-6105     26  10      92  SERPENTS' HOLD (1623)      KOLACT
 SAVAGE BEATING 35-4339       24  22      92  HAPPY FUN TIME (1613)      MURSKA
 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE 61-3633    21  14  1   92  SHEWISH BUFFET (1562)      JURINE
 NERO 29-5707                 37  46  1   91  TREKKERS (1534)            LAPUR
 ETHER 36-7552                26  22      91  STILLMATIC (1652)          JHANS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHIV 26-5006                 22  15  1   91  SERPENTS HOLD (1608)       CALEAM

GRAND INITIATES                W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE FLYEST 36-7549           23  11  1   90  STILLMATIC (1652)          JHANS
 DARGON 52-4264               25  13      89  DRAGONS GUARD II (1619)    FRATSFA
 SAURON 25-5581               23   8  2   85  SAY MY NAME (1649)         LYRATILAN
 WHAT? 24-4991                22  14  2   85  TRIBE (1648)               ZORPUNT
 PAID IN FULL 84-23375        20  12  1   84  AL BUMS II (1636)          BLACKSTONE
 BRITISH SEA POWER 32-5370    23  13      83  COLLEGE RADIO (1603)       ARVAT
 EDDIE VEDDER 4-6710          24  25  1   82  PEARL JAM (1638)           JHELUM
 GRAVITRON 19-5369            21   7  1   82  THE MOTHERSHIP CC (1611)   ZUWAYZA
 BICYCLE RACE 9-5609          16   9  2   81  QUEEN (1629)               ZUKAL
 LORD'S PRAYER 35-4456        17   8  1   80  FOOT OF PRIDE (1630)       MURSKA
 BRAINS MCGEE 32-5441         23  26  2   77  THE WALKING DEAD (1538)    ARVAT
 PIEHOLDEN SWEET 33-7856      23  24      77  SUMMERTEETH (1651)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 ANGEL 75-2193                15  18      76  RUNEBLADES (1585)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 INNARD SKINARD 98-3573       16  14  4   73  T-3 (1591)                 SYVYN'S HILL
-DOTTLE 19-5424               20  12      72  VISIONS V2 (1671)          ZUWAYZA
 HALFTIME 43-4816             18  14  1   71  EPIC RAP (1656)            VEASTIAN
 GAG HALFRUNT 11-7416         25  25      69  THE HITCHHIKERS (1564)     ARUAK CITY
 IMAGINATION 26-4975          15   3      68  VCU COLLEGE RADIO (1620)   CALEAM
 COLOSSEUM HALLS 1-8871       25  26      65  RUN DMC (1626)             MORDANT
 THE SQUARE 14-4892           20  12  1   65  WU-TANG FOREVER (1643)     TOBIR
 ARCHERS OF LOAF 43-4837      24  10      63  UNC COLLEGE RADIO (1614)   VEASTIAN
 XYLOID 65-7141               20  20  1   61  SCRABBLE (1662)            DAL SHANG
 HAMILCAR 21-7575             20  21  2   60  BLOOD AND SAND (1545)      SUNSET
-TOXIC SLUDGE 13-5511         24  29  2   59  MMM BEER! (1606)           DULLENS
 HOFFA 18-8478                30 137  1   58  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 BLIND BLAKE 6-6814           18  10  2   58  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 MAUL ON WHEELS 2-2938        16   8  2   58  THE RUNAROUND (1628)       NIANIA
 HOFFA 18-9369                34 108      57  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 DEADLY FORCE 75-3513         19  16      57  CRITICALS (1635)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 OBSIDIAN 36-7135             18  12  2   57  VOW TO DESTROY (1403)      JHANS
 HOGSHEAD 74-4372             17   5  1   57  COUNTRY PIE (1669)         DAYLA KIV
 DANG LEN 62-4694             23  12      55  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1633)   VALAMANTIS
 VULCAN 99-3864               11  18  4   55  DODEKATHEON (1590)         SOUTH RIDGE
 BOA 1-8830                   21  22      54  SERPENTS' HOLD (1618)      MORDANT
 KING RAT 9-5715              22   7  1   52  QUEEN (1629)               ZUKAL
 CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC 22-7035    16  19      51  ARE YOU ? (1647)           SOLVEN
 LIMB BIZKIT 17-7457          15   7      51  BODY OF MUSIC (1670)       ALJAFIR
 IRON HANDED 75-3508          22  17  1   50  CRITICALS (1635)           JADE MOUNTAIN
 STORMCROWE PIE 61-3734       19  31  4   48  SHEWISH BUFFET (1562)      JURINE
 56TH AND WABASHA 16-6042     16   4  3   48  BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (1668) WILLAF
 MC SHAN 18-10307             18  13      47  HIP HOP HEROES (1646)      TALCAMA
 DEEP BLUE 5-3822             21  20  2   46  TECHNOLOGY (1639)          KALTOS
-ATHELAS 7-6334               12   8  1   45  TOLBIN'S BP (1637)         BONSUR
 ROBERT JOHNSON 46-4346       17   6      44  THE 27 CLUB (1634)         ARDIVENT
 DROXINE 56-4298              17  20      39  TREXTRAS (1660)            ROCANIS
 DMX 25-5675                  21  16  2   38  SAY MY NAME (1649)         LYRATILAN
 ZENSU LASAGNA 61-3728        22  32  1   36  SHEWISH BUFFET (1562)      JURINE
 ELMORE JAMES 6-6782          20  17      35  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 GARLIC ARAOI 97-4776          7  12  4   35  SHEWISH PICNIC (1667)      SHADOW GROVE
 FRANKIE 13-5579              20  22      32  SERPENTS HOLD 929 (1621)   DULLENS

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Gravitron -- More pie? -- Stormcrowe Pie

Sometimes I feel like Stormcrowe Pie lacks that killer instinct. -- One Armed Bandit

Blind Blake -- You can't have just one. -- Girl Scout Cookie

Xavier -- I look forward to a rematch. -- Baked Convincia

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MANNY LEHMAN was unbelievably bested by GOPHER BAROQUE in a 7 minute Challenge fight.
BAD BORSCHT was demolished by CERES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GRAVITRON was overpowered by CAT N TONIC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DEEP BLUE bested GARLIC ARAOI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ARCHERS OF LOAF was subdued by LORD'S PRAYER in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
IMAGINATION won victory over BOA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
VULCAN narrowly defeated FRANKIE in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BAKED CONVINCIA savagely defeated TOMAS in a action packed 2 minute Title melee.
VIPER was vanquished by DAGAN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
DON KING won victory over ELEVENTH in a popular 1 minute fight.
KUNG PAO KOLACTAN was beaten by XAVIER in a popular 1 minute melee.
RUPTURE was overpowered by HARBOR MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
BURIED TREASURE handily defeated THE WAD O' GAS in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
SUBPRIME RIB slimly lost to ERIK in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody bout.
DISSIDENT was narrowly defeated by RUBBER BULLET in a popular 2 minute duel.
WELL DON devastated LEAPS INTO THE AIR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ASSUR overpowered KULGAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SLAP YOURSELF SILLY devastated NEVERMIND in a exciting 6 minute one-sided fight.
HOCKEY DUCK beat ARTHUR DENT in a exciting 1 minute bout.
WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? overpowered DOWNWITHTHEKING in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
REUNITED devastated SHARON SHEW in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
URA GONER overpowered BIG BILL BROONZY in a 1 minute uneven fray.
FURIOUS FROGPALER was handily defeated by SKIP JAMES in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HAMMERHEAD was demolished by Q MARK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FISHWIFE lost to RED ALERT in a popular 2 minute match.
HARE BINGER lost to KURT COBAIN in a popular 1 minute fight.
STICKY FINGERS demolished SHE'S A JAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TRUGOY THE DOVE was vanquished by EBONY in a action packed 3 minute one-sided fray.
NAKED LUNCH viciously subdued ARDSHEAL in a exciting 2 minute gory duel.
THRESHPACK was savagely defeated by DIZZY GILLESPIE in a action packed 3 minute duel.
NASTY NES savagely defeated JOE WILLIAMS in a popular 3 minute gory match.
CHOPPED RABBIT overpowered SLICK STEPHAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TICK ... TOCK overcame SLICK STEPHAN in a crowd pleasing 6 minute match.
RUN'S HOUSE vanquished ANGEL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SWEET CHILD savagely defeated COLOSSEUM HALLS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
EDDIE VEDDER was overcome by SAVAGE BEATING in a 1 minute fight.
THE MAILMAN demolished THE FLYEST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TALIB KWELI demolished STORMCROWE PIE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROBERT JOHNSON lost to HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bout.
HALFTIME was luckily beaten by NERO in a action packed 4 minute brutal competition.
IRON HANDED was overpowered by MEAN SPIRIT in a 1 minute uneven battle.
DEADLY FORCE was viciously subdued by INNARD SKINARD in a exciting 6 minute struggle.
HOGSHEAD was vanquished by SLITHERING IDIOT in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ONE MIC viciously subdued HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome match.
ETHER handily defeated GAG HALFRUNT in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
XYLOID was demolished by BICYCLE RACE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DARGON overpowered THE SQUARE in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
OBSIDIAN was handily defeated by SAURON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PAID IN FULL demolished HAMILCAR in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided conflict.
DANG LEN narrowly defeated ELMORE JAMES in a 3 minute bloody bout.
PIEHOLDEN SWEET was viciously subdued by GIRL SCOUT COOKIE in a 7 minute conflict.
BRAINS MCGEE subdued BLIND BLAKE in a 2 minute bloody battle.
BRITISH SEA POWER overpowered CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SHIV demolished LIMB BIZKIT in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
DMX was overpowered by LAKE SAILOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory uneven bout.
WHAT? overpowered ZENSU LASAGNA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MC SHAN was devastated by MEAN SPIRIT in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
56TH AND WABASHA lost to HERMY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
KING RAT was demolished by HERMY in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MAUL ON WHEELS devastated DROXINE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                      38         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  16 -  0      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  14 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     8         AIMED BLOW       145 - 130 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-STRIKE      27 -  26 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  35 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  33 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  33 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  41 -  0      31  |

Turn 637 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:

BASHING ATTACK     6 -  2     AIMED BLOW        17 - 21         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  5         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 - 11         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  3                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  4                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       4 -  4                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BAKED CONVINCIA 98-2341    43  23  4  249 SHEWISH BANQUET (1515)
AIMED BLOW       BURIED TREASURE 33-7722    30  13  0  218 SEA DOGS (1501)
BASHING ATTACK   ASSUR 18-7821              62 116  2  213 ARROGANCE (755)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAGAN 21-7201              42  32  0  212 BLOOD AND SAND (1545)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 75-2071             32  11  2  209 RUNEBLADES (1585)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SLAP YOURSELF SIL 21-4697  54  49  0  201 SORE LOSERS (1580)
STRIKING ATTACK  DON KING 47-5374           48  43  3  196 ROYAL FLUSH (146)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 16-6079           28   7  0  189 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1601)
TOTAL PARRY      THE WAD O' GAS 82-13378    43  27  0  174 ENIGMA 1 (1664)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHOPPED RABBIT 60-1362     28  15  0  160 UNNAMEABLES (1661)

The overall popularity leader is ASSUR 18-7821.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GIRL SCOUT COOKIE 61-3633.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLAP 
YOURSELF SILLY 21-4697, DEADLY FORCE 75-3513, MANNY LEHMAN 51-5074, HALFTIME 43-4816, 
ROBERT JOHNSON 46-4346, ONE MIC 36-7580, PIEHOLDEN SWEET 33-7856, NASTY NES 50-142, 
RED ALERT 50-139, and TOMAS 56-749.

The least popular fighter this week was DROXINE 56-4298.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KING RAT 9-5715, ZENSU LASAGNA 61-3728, LIMB BIZKIT 17-7457, CROSSTOWN 
TRAFFIC 22-7035, HAMILCAR 21-7575, OBSIDIAN 36-7135, THE SQUARE 14-4892, XYLOID 
65-7141, HOGSHEAD 74-4372, and IRON HANDED 75-3508.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           1  3 0  ZORPUNT(24)          1  0 0  TROCAR(54)           1  0 0  
NIANIA(2)            2  0 0  LYRATILAN(25)        1  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  3 0  
JHELUM(4)            0  2 0  CALEAM(26)           2  0 0  ARADI(60)            3  0 0  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  0 0  JURINE(61)           1  2 0  
TRANSEL(6)           1  4 0  ARVAT(32)            2  0 0  VALAMANTIS(62)       1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  3 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  2 0  MURSKA(35)           2  2 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
KOLACT(10)           2  0 0  JHANS(36)            2  3 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  2 0  CLIFFHOME(38)        1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  4 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  1 0  XOCHITHLAN(39)       1  0 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  1 0  RODEKI(42)           2  1 0  SHADOWSPIRE(81)      1  3 0  
TOBIR(14)            1  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  2 0  DWES EG(82)          0  1 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  1 0  ARDIVENT(46)         1  1 0  BLACKSTONE(84)       1  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  OLD VALAMANTIS(96)   1  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          3  2 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        2  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     0  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         0  1 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     2  0 0  
SUNSET(21)           2  1 0  FRATSFA(52)          1  0 0  SOUTH RIDGE(99)      2  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  KHALHUMS(53)         1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DOWNWITHTHEKING 1-8736      30  20  1  125  RUN DMC (1626)             MORDANT
 GOPHER BAROQUE 2-3359       85  72  0  172  CREAM OF THE SLOP (589)    NIANIA
 DISSIDENT 4-6672            29  24  2  185  PEARL JAM (1638)           JHELUM
 DEEP BLUE 5-3822            21  20  2   46  TECHNOLOGY (1639)          KALTOS
 SKIP JAMES 6-6579           28  32  0  146  BLACK AND BLUES (1632)     TRANSEL
 URA GONER 8-5214            23   4  1  154  YOU PAY I SLAY (1500)      ARKERS
 ARDSHEAL 9-4183             26  17  0  123  RED FURY (786)             ZUKAL
 EBONY 10-3116               30  15  0  144  DRAGON LORDS (555)         KOLACT
 ARTHUR DENT 11-7305         32  36  0  161  THE HITCHHIKERS (1564)     ARUAK CITY
 ELEVENTH 12-6963            32  23  0  170  BLUE NOTE (1642)           RIZTAB
 FRANKIE 13-5579             20  22  0   32  SERPENTS HOLD 929 (1621)   DULLENS
 REUNITED 14-4771            35  35  1  179  WU-TANG FOREVER (1643)     TOBIR
 WELL DON 16-6079            28   7  0  189  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1601)   WILLAF
 LIMB BIZKIT 17-7457         15   7  0   51  BODY OF MUSIC (1670)       ALJAFIR
 ASSUR 18-7821               62 116  2  213  ARROGANCE (755)            TALCAMA
 GRAVITRON 19-5369           21   7  1   82  THE MOTHERSHIP CC (1611)   ZUWAYZA
 DAGAN 21-7201               42  32  0  212  BLOOD AND SAND (1545)      SUNSET
 CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC 22-7035   16  19  0   51  ARE YOU ? (1647)           SOLVEN
 WHAT? 24-4991               22  14  2   85  TRIBE (1648)               ZORPUNT
 SAURON 25-5581              23   8  2   85  SAY MY NAME (1649)         LYRATILAN
 SHIV 26-5006                22  15  1   91  SERPENTS HOLD (1608)       CALEAM
 NERO 29-5707                37  46  1   91  TREKKERS (1534)            LAPUR
 BRITISH SEA POWER 32-5370   23  13  0   83  COLLEGE RADIO (1603)       ARVAT
 BURIED TREASURE 33-7722     30  13  0  218  SEA DOGS (1501)            NIATOLI ISLAND
 HAMMERHEAD 35-4129          51  51  2  134  SEA DOGS (1502)            MURSKA
 VIPER 36-7544               37  21  0  184  SERPENTS HOLD (1609)       JHANS
 WHAT'S A VOLKSIE? 38-4563   38  36  0  172  TEAM FLOYD (690)           CLIFFHOME
 HOCKEY DUCK 39-937          46  44  1  183  DUCKS UNLIMITED (1221)     XOCHITHLAN
 STICKY FINGERS 42-4523      31   5  1  142  DUNGEON CELL (1470)        RODEKI
 HALFTIME 43-4816            18  14  1   71  EPIC RAP (1656)            VEASTIAN
 KURT COBAIN 46-4253         30  26  0  155  THE 27 CLUB (1634)         ARDIVENT
 DON KING 47-5374            48  43  3  196  ROYAL FLUSH (146)          NORTH FORK
 NASTY NES 50-142            45  52  1  153  PUBLIC ENEMY (1530)        SNOWBOUND
 MANNY LEHMAN 51-5074        37  40  1  158  COLLEGE RADIO (1541)       TRICORUS
 DARGON 52-4264              25  13  0   89  DRAGONS GUARD II (1619)    FRATSFA
 SWEET CHILD 53-6040         21   8  0   95  EXCELLENT TUNES (1658)     KHALHUMS
 RUBBER BULLET 54-2503       42  24  1  192  USELESS TOOLS (735)        TROCAR
 TOMAS 56-749                46  79  6  203  MEN OF STEEL (1659)        ROCANIS
 CHOPPED RABBIT 60-1362      28  15  0  160  UNNAMEABLES (1661)         ARADI
 GIRL SCOUT COOKIE 61-3633   21  14  1   92  SHEWISH BUFFET (1562)      JURINE
 DANG LEN 62-4694            23  12  0   55  GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (1633)   VALAMANTIS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KUNG PAO KOLACTAN 63-2882   35  21  2  188  SHEWISH BUFFET (1568)      AMEN-TEI
 XYLOID 65-7141              20  20  1   61  SCRABBLE (1662)            DAL SHANG
 HOGSHEAD 74-4372            17   5  1   57  COUNTRY PIE (1669)         DAYLA KIV
 XAVIER 75-2071              32  11  2  209  RUNEBLADES (1585)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 NAKED LUNCH 78-2917         31  26  0  143  SHEWISH BUFFET (1537)      LIN TIRIAN
 SUBPRIME RIB 81-1567        36  33  1  173  OTTO'S DINER (1663)        SHADOWSPIRE
 THE WAD O' GAS 82-13378     43  27  0  174  ENIGMA 1 (1664)            DWES EG
 NEVERMIND 84-23395          28  33  3  160  AL BUMS VI (1665)          BLACKSTONE
 THE MAILMAN 96-616          22  24  6  117  STINKY OCCUPATIONS (1666)  OLD VALAMANTIS
 GARLIC ARAOI 97-4776         7  12  4   35  SHEWISH PICNIC (1667)      SHADOW GROVE
 BAKED CONVINCIA 98-2341     43  23  4  249  SHEWISH BANQUET (1515)     SYVYN'S HILL
 RUPTURE 99-3463             29  19  4  178  BLOOD GANG (1532)          SOUTH RIDGE

                        BLOODGAMES at the SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE

Back by popular demand, we will be having Bloodgames at the Summer FTF!  For those of 
you who always wanted the chance to manage the last warrior standing alive upon the 
arena sands, your day has come.  At the end of the ten turns, even though several 
warriors, bruised and scarred, MAY yet live, only one will be crowned Champion of the 
Bloodgames.  And in this game mere survival counts for little.  A great general once 
said, "The object of battle is not to die for your cause, but to make your enemy die 
for his."  This general would have greatly enjoyed the Duelmasters Bloodgames.  There 
will be two different arenas:

  FTF-Style (DM 98):      for Face-to-Face attendees, with turn-by-turn strategies
  Mail-in-Style (DM 99):  for all managers, with one strategy for all ten rounds

Gameplay proceeds according to standard DM rules, except for a few notable exceptions: 

BLOODGAMES ROLLUP --  Your Bloodgames team is ten warriors, one of each fighting 
style, each warrior designed from scratch!  (All are 84 points, 3-21, as usual.)

DEATH -- As the name implies, the Bloodgames will leave the arena sands somewhat 
darker before they're over.  It's a dangerous sport intended only for the tough and 
spirited.  The Arenamaster will be less likely to intercede on behalf of a dying 
warrior.  Even at a 1 kill desire, kill attempts will occur.

REPLACEMENTS AND ROLLUPS -- There will be no replacement characters.  

CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES -- In the FTF-style bloodgames, there are no regular 
challenges, only bloodfeuds.  For the Mail-in arena, warriors may not change their 
strategy from round to round (to make it fair for those who could not attend the 
FTF).  There will be no DA challenges in either arena.

TURN PROCESSING AND DUE DATES -- If you are not attending the FTF, we must have your 
rollups and strategies by the Wednesday before the FTF, else they are due by 9pm on 
Friday, at the hotel.  The Bloodgames will process at the FTF with the regular 
tournament.  

MISSED TURNS -- All warriors fight each round.  Only the dead may rest.

ERRORS -- If we make an input error, that warrior will be awarded a win and kill.  
Errors must be reported before the next turn processes.  

NEWSLETTER -- Warriors are ranked according to their number of kills.  Champions of 
Bloodgames may write a column for the newsletter at the end of the games. 

FEES -- A Bloodgames rollup costs a $10 set-up fee.  Managers may roll up more than 
one team but may run only one team in each arena.  The fee for all ten rounds is $49. 

AWARDS -- The Bloodgames last ten rounds.  Only warriors who survive to the end of 
Turn 10 will be eligible for an award.  However, a consolation award of a Bloodgames 
T-shirt will be awarded to the dead warrior with the most kills.

The living warrior with the greatest number of kills will be the Bloodgames Champion.  
Bloodgames Victor titles, 2nd and 3rd place, and Bloodgames Runner-up titles, 4th 
through 6th place, will be awarded to those living warriors with the greatest number 
of kills at the end of Turn 10, with one other important consideration:  Each of these 
six warriors must be of a different fighting style.  Win/loss records and, if 
necessary, recognition points will only be used to determine awards if there is a tie.  

A Bloodgames T-shirts will be awarded to the manager of the team with the most kills.

The Bloodgames Champion fights for free in Advanced Duelmasters, and all Champions and 
Victors earn Tournament Victor status, which allows them to challenge once per turn 
with increased priority.  These awards last for six months.  The manager of the 
Bloodgames Champion, Victors, and Runners-up will receive Bloodgames T-shirts.

AFTERMATH -- Warriors from the Bloodgames may not transfer to any other arena.  Once 
the games are over, the arena and teams will be disbanded.  The fighters have won 
their freedom and will never more be seen in the gladiatorial games.  A special bonus 
will, however, be awarded to the 1st through 3rd place warriors.  Lady Sheila 
Greywand, of the Isle of the Eye, has consented to allow the top three gladiators in 
each Bloodgames admission to the Advanced Duelmasters games.  Any special training 
required to qualify those three warriors for Advanced Duelmasters combat will be 
conducted before transfer into ADM.  Astute managers will note that this means that 
three warriors that are designed from scratch will survive the Bloodgames, win one of 
the top three places, and go on to immortal glory!  One of those warriors could be 
yours!

         The challenge is yours to take.  The final plans are yours to make.  
          When the dust settles, remember:  To the victor goes the spoils!