ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 05/29/2003    Duedate: 06/11/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-351

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  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       123   40  3 75.5      EASTERN HORDE 4/975                   
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       EASTERN HORDE 82/993                  
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       EASTERN HORDE 60/983                  
  2 CRUEL BUT FAI 29/892   68   33  2 67.3      DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                 
    GO TO THE DICKENS! 19/891                   EASTERN HORDE 2 82/994                
  3 RAGE OF ANGEL 29/924  493  297  5 62.4      EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
  4 DSM4 9/461            426  257  6 62.4      EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
    SHAVE MY POODLE 60/984                      EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL 77/852                  EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                            DEATH HORDE IV 82/995                 
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      EASTERN HORDE 57/982                  
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                  14 PHILANTHROPI 35/1011  169  160  4 51.4
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                       15 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    22   22  0 50.0
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                         TASTE THE PAIN 1/955                  
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                       16-APOCALYPSE 49/426      18   18  1 50.0
  5 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    13    8  0 61.9   17 ANARKYSTS 36/806      206  217  1 48.7
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    THE BLACKHEARTS 16/788                
  6-SUPERIOR FORC 29/585  190  121  2 61.1      GOOD VIBRATIONS 65/805                
  7 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1263  842 17 60.0      MAROON MIDGET 66/807                  
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     IVERS GIRLS 25/965                    
  8 STORM FRONT 4/976     147  106  1 58.1      IVER'S GIRLS 97/971                   
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                   18 GIGABLOOD 43/860      100  119  0 45.7
    MISFIT TOYS 50/921                          GRAVEYARD GLORY 15/936                
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                        MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                        NH INDUSTRIAL 17/913                  
  9 PETS ON FIRE 49/1001    9    7  0 56.3   19 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  213  261  9 44.9
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                20 DARKMOON 12/911        64   79  1 44.8
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                      SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
 10 PEANUTS 33/979         53   43  1 55.2   21 RHYME TYME 55/397      96  131  0 42.3
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                      22 RPG'S 49/657          924 1285 18 41.8
    LUROCIANS IV 12/865                         MASTICATORS 64/442                    
 11 MYTHICAL 58/779       365  307  5 54.3      HOMES 33/682                          
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         BAD IDEA 55/672                       
    YOUNG JUSTICE 57/786                     23 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399   91  128  2 41.6
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
    THE CHADS 36/946                            DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                24 UNDER DURESS 64/743   653  946  9 40.8
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
 12 SHADOWS 11/960         57   52  2 52.3   25 REDHORSE 56/823       155  252  1 38.1
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                         ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                           ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                    26 CROC FILES 29/951      10   19  0 34.5
    CRUSADE 58/894                           27 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    348  795  4 30.4
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                         CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    SHADOW X 33/980                             PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                       28 GENOCIDE III 82/1009    3    9  0 25.0
    MAGIC 303 82/996                            HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     VIRTUAL INSANITY 72/1006              
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                             HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                
    DEATHSGATE 7/977                            GENOCIDE III 72/1007                  
 13 DEATH HORDE 33/952    170  157  8 52.0      HELTER SKELTER 1/1003                 

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
    THE HASTINGS 97/1010                        HELTER SKELTER 72/1008                

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #61 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Aghtamar and Zilla had argued with Fist of Kjarran, but not for long.  After
all, someone to play bait WAS needed, and he WAS a Lord Protector and therefore had
guaranteed resurrection....  The Murskan, Cadal, suggested that they all get a good
night's sleep here in Ibizond, look over the area where they wanted to set their trap
tomorrow by daylight, and then run the bait tomorrow night.  This seemed such a
sensible suggestion that Aghtamar hesitated to accept it; there was sure to be an
unpleasant catch in it somewhere.  But Zilla was for it, and even Fist, not one to
wallow in luxuries, agreed, so she shrugged and nodded.
     They stayed at the inn where they'd eaten, the Red Cow, and it seemed to
Aghtamar that the night was endless.  She dozed and woke and dozed and woke and it
was still dark.  Maybe the sun had forgotten to rise.  Maybe she was caught in some
magical time loop.  Maybe she was worrying too much.  Maybe she had insomnia.  She
rolled over and thumped her pillow and tried to go to sleep again.  Really asleep
this time.  But there were so many things that could go wrong....
     By the time morning came--reluctantly, with lots of clouds and a cold, damp
wind--Aghtamar was a rag.  Squinting at the imperfect mirror in the small bedroom,
she amended that to a depressed, grumpy rag.  Or hag.  The kind of rag or hag that no
right-thinking gladiator would want as a companion on an adventure.  She was going to
be as second-rate at adventuring as she had been in the arena.  She was just working
up a really good depression when Zilla pounded on the door.
     "Come on," Zilla urged, bouncing on her toes once the door was opened.  "The
guys are waiting."
     "Maybe it would be better if I didn't--"
     "They're WAITING for us, Aghtamar.  Come ON."  Zilla grabbed her arm and dragged
her out into the inn's tiny hallway.  "I kind of LIKE having a couple of men waiting
for us," she confided.  "Even though Cadal is OLD, he must be forty or even FIFTY,
he's a very HOT-looking old man...."
     At that, Aghtamar laughed.  "I didn't know you had a thing for older men,
Zilla!"
     "Well, he's a Lord Protector, so he won't get any older than he IS, after all,
and I bet he knows lots of INTERESTING things."  She glanced sideways at her friend.
"I bet he knows some men he could introduce to you."
     "Uh...Zilla, I'm not really looking for--"
     "You should be.  It's great exercise!"
     "Zilla!"
     "Jack told me to watch out for you," Zilla said.  "He likes you.  I like you.
Lots of people like you.  He was, we were all worried you might get depressed again.
You take things too seriously, Aghty."
     "'Aghty'?"
     "What kind of nickname would YOU suggest I make out of Aghtamar?  Why you ever
let your folks--or Jack if it was him--saddle you with such a mouthful of a name...."
Zilla squinted at her thoughtfully.  "Maybe I'll call you 'Sunshine'.  Would that be
better?"
     By this time, they had arrived at the ground floor, where Fist of Kjarran and
Cadal were, indeed, waiting.  "I've got horses for us all," Cadal said the moment
they appeared, "and lunches packed.  Let's go, we're burning daylight here."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Basically, the part of the Traders' Road that ran between Ibizond and Korga was
just like the parts between Korgan and Malcorn and between Ibizond and Murska.
Unpaved, rutted, hilly, muddy in the low spots, with trees crowding close on both
sides most of the way.  Many of the steepest hills had been cut down to make the
grade easier, with the road passing through dirt-walled notches--great places for an
ambush, as Fist of Kjarran observed cheerfully.
     Cadal nodded, but he looked gloomy.  "Great places," he agreed, "but our killer
doesn't use 'em, mostly.  Out of the dozen we think are victims of the same killer,
only two were attacked at a road cut like this."  He looked up at the steep, muddy
banks with their shaggy topping of brush and sighed.  "One in six isn't significant.
That would be too easy.  Our killer doesn't seem to need ambuscades."
     "But we do," Zilla said.  "So, which ones do you favor, and how do you expect us
to get the killer to attack Fist where we're watching?"
     "There is no way," Aghtamar muttered.
     "Sure there is.  Fist sets out in a group--say four people--from Ibizond about
sunset.  As he approaches the spot we've picked as best for our purposes, the other
three turn back, leaving him to enter the target zone alone.  So far, the killer has
never attacked a group as big as four, and besides, we can probably get enough out-
of-work gladiators from Murska, gods know there are plenty of them, to do the escort.
But my figuring is that he won't be attacked till he's alone.  And if he gets beyond
the optimum area without an attack, he turns and comes back, and if he gets all the
way back through it without being attacked, we join him and call it a night and go
back to Ibizond."
     "I wouldn't like to go back to the inn and leave a job undone," Fist of Kjarran
protested.
     "But doing the job needs the cooperation of our killer, so we're not totally in
control of that," Zilla pointed out.  "This sounds like a decent bet.  Let's do it."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #59 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rithakar:

     As the lancer came nearer, Onuphre drew his sword and awaited the charge with 
bared steel.  A thunder of hooves burst out of the silence of the night.  The horse 
staggered and seemed to have trouble regaining a smooth stride.  The lance wobbled 
and missed the Shew as the man closed with him.  Onuphre sidestepped and his sword 
licked out.
     Bellerophon kept his attention on the main body of the ghost troop.  They had 
shown no awareness when Onuphre drew his sword, but when Bellerophon and the rest of 
the gladiators armed themselves, the company faltered in its steady progress.  It 
seemed to ripple in their vision, as though they were looking at it through running 
water.
     "They are barely in this world," Tamea Soulkeeper murmured behind the 
gladiators.  "I had heard of such things but never expected to see it."
     Ultraist glanced over his shoulder at her.  "What do you know about it?"
     "About this particular example, not a thing," she answered calmly.  "About the 
phenomenon... a little."  She returned his look from half-closed eyes.  "Why should I 
share my hard-won knowledge with you?"
     "Why shouldn't you?" Debby Tonte asked from farther back.  The well-tanned spy 
report could be just glimpsed coming up, mostly by the large umbrella she carried.  
"I mean, we're comrades, right?  We're, like, unallajous together."
     "I wouldn't have put it QUITE like that," Mr. Testosterone muttered, "but then 
again, she does have a point."  He looked at Tamea expectantly.
     Shrugging as though it didn't matter (though her frown said otherwise), Tamea 
said, "It's a kind of stasis, half pocket universe, half time-stop.  At least, that's 
what I've heard.  There are usually some specific signals that end the spell--a time 
limit, or some triggering event.  Or two events, here, apparently.  Whatever set them 
in motion to begin with, and the Shew drawing steel on them to finalize the, hmm, 
reconnection."  She glanced over at Onuphre.
     The Shew was having no trouble with his opponent.  The man's movements were slow 
and awkward, though definitely hostile in intent.  The horse was in serious trouble, 
stumbling, overshooting turns, and seeming to sag with exhaustion or age as they 
watched.
     "But the others haven't emerged from their, um, pocket universe," E.A. Polecat 
argued.  "So--"
     "Part of the same problem," the witch said with an airy wave of her hand.  
"Sloppy workmanship is what *I* would call it.  Even in stasis, people and horses 
don't last forever, you know.  I guess whoever set this up expected it to be 
triggered sooner--a LOT sooner--and didn't put a final time limit on it."  She looked 
at the ghost troop and bared her sharp white teeth.  "So these fine fellows have 
passed their peak.  Lile wine too long in the cellar.  If they can break out of the 
stasis completely--which seems to be giving them trouble--they'll be easy meat.  One 
might learn many interesting things from an examination of their souls...."
     "That would be totally necrophilatilous!" Debby Tonte said in a shocked voice.  
"I don't think you should."
     Before anyone could reply to this, a thin cry of anguish jerked their attention 
back to Onuphre, who had kept his mind focused on his job:  killing the lancer who 
was trying to kill him.  The man had been unhorsed, and they saw that he had drawn a 
sword of his own and made battle on foot.  But the Shew was too big, too fast, and 
too vigorous for him.
     Onuphre had disarmed the man and was now holding him in an iron grip to prevent 
him bleeding to death from the stump.  Seeing that he had his companions' attention 
again, the Shew said, "I thought we might want to ask this fellow some questions."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Isle of the Eye, Talahya:

     "Okay," Carris Fallstar said, "how do we tackle your two angles?  How do we find 
where the, uh, 'magical links' that bind the Isle to Alastari are located?"
     Everyone turned to look at Moonjumper, who frowned at the ground between her 
feet.  "I'm not sure," she said slowly, "but I might--only might--be able to identify 
them.  But it would help a LOT if I had some idea, however vague, of what the 
identifying characteristics of such a site WERE."
     All eyes now moved to the old wizard.  Fizban sighed.  "I suppose 'used to be 
strongly magical but nothing working there now' is not enough?"
     "You suppose correctly!" Carris muttered.  "What an idea--used to be...."  He 
shook his head.  "The Isle positively reeks of magic, past and present, and well you 
must know it, if you're any kind of wizard at all!"
     "Look," Scarlatti interrupted, "I don't know much about magic, but it stands to 
reason that the kind we're talking about would be different than, um, regular magic, 
and a lot more powerful.  There must be some way to tell that?"
     There was a silence that seemed long.
     Finally Rogan said, "What about the ferry docks?  That's where the physical 
connections are anchored, so why shouldn't the magical connections be in the same 
locations?"
     "Sounds good," Scarlatti agreed.  "Can you lead us to a ferry dock through this 
fog?"
     The blind gladiator smiled faintly.  "Easily."  He set off down the street, and 
the others fell in behind him.
     The city was mostly silent, and the gladiators met no one as they hurried toward 
the shore.  There were people about--now and then they could hear footsteps fading 
away, or voices just too muffled to be understandable.  The fog was so heavy that 
even their immediate surroundings seemed unreal.  A sound shook the air, heavy as a 
mountain, dull as despair.  It was repeated six times.
     "Gods!"  Fizban wiped sweat from his face.
     "What was it?" Carris asked, one hand on his sword.
     "A clock tolling the hour of seven," Moonjumper guessed, but she sounded unsure 
of it.  "Maybe the one at the Stronghold Academy...."
     "It never sounded like that before," Scarlatti growled.
     "Another sign of the differences here and now, wherever and whenever here and 
now is."  Rogan pulled his cloak a little more snugly around himself, though the 
evening was no colder now than it had been an hour ago.  Or maybe it was colder.  It 
was impossible to be sure.
     Sooner than they expected, the cobbles underfoot changed to planks, and the 
smell of the air changed from stone and fog to mud and fish and water.
     Carris Fallstar stopped and sniffed, then drew in a lungful of air and seemed to 
taste it slowly.  "Salt water, I could swear it smells like salt water," he muttered.
     "But the lake is fresh!" Scarlatti protested.
     "But is this the lake we remember?" Fizban asked.  "I doubt it."

The Isle of the Eye, Lirin Kiv:

     The carriage jolted as though the pavement had suddenly ended, rolled a few feet 
farther, and stopped.  After a moment, there was a creaking shift as the driver 
climbed down.  Shylock glimpsed his lantern moving through the fog, going ahead past 
the horses, then coming back.
     The face that appeared at the window was white, eyes round with disbelief.  "The 
road is lost," the driver said hoarsely.
     Shylock frowned at him.  "You mean YOU are lost--"
     "No!  I swear, I was following the road right along, and then it... it just 
wasn't there anymore!"
     Shylock looked hard at the driver and decided the man wasn't lying.  He might be 
mistaken, but he believed what he was saying.  And if he wasn't mistaken....  Well, 
better to find out for himself, the gladiator decided.  He unlatched the door and 
stepped down from the carriage.  "Wait here," he said over his shoulder to Clemenda.
     "Not hardly!"  She climbed down after him.
     The driver held up his lantern, swinging it from side to side, which set shadows 
swooping wildly.  Shylock took the lantern away from him and held it steady.
     It was true.  A pace behind the rear wheels of the carriage were the flat stones 
of the roadway.  Under the wheels and ahead was rocky dirt and tangled grasses and no 
sign that there'd ever been a road.
     "Amazing," Shylock murmured, "this is something quite without precedent, so far 
as I know.  I wonder what else has changed?"
     "Don't say that!"  Clemenda looked around fearfully.  "I like things to be 
ordinary," she whispered, "no surprises...."
     "It would appear that surprises are the name of the entertainment tonight," 
Shylock countered.  "Still....  Driver, take us back the way we came, to Lirin Kiv."
     The man hurried to climb back onto the box as Shylock assisted Clemenda into the 
body of the carriage again.  The horses were turned, and they went rumbling back onto 
the paving and southward... or at least, back.  No telling if it was still south.  
Shylock leaned out the window to watch ahead.  Even in this fog, it should be 
possible to see the lighted tower of the Temple of Mantor for a fair distance.  
Judging the current speed of the horses against the pace at which they had come out, 
it should be possible to see it now.
     But he didn't see it.

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): SARCOPHAGUS of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): RYANATOR of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): DEBBIE DAHMER of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): RING D'BELL of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): STEVE DALLAS of BLOOM COUNTY from NIYTYOLE ISLAND
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 466): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 460): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): SILK AND STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 449): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 226): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 446): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 444): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 437): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 203): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 325): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 305): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): DRAKE'S TELEVISION (Drake, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 350): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 463): MIDNIGHT DANCER of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                (turn 457): LAWN DART GOALIE of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 227): WIMPY WIND of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 225): DROSS of SOLIPSISM II (Abdiel, acting mgr.)
                               VE of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 436): JELIAH BIGABO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 400): FLYING MARMOSET of KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 197): INSOLENT IDIOT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                               ESPRESSO of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): DR. NO-NOOKIE of MASTER BLASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 133): KAMIKAZE of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
                (turn 132): UU DOEWANAKNO of DRAKE'S LODGE (Drake, mgr.)
                            LACONIC LEMON of GARDEN GUMBIES (Firehawk, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Yowza!  Who would have imagined that I would ever be Lord Marshall?  Me!  That's who!
This has been a long time coming.  Clearly I am the best warrior here and the only
way any of you is going to get me off this throne is by pure luck.  Since learning my
last riposte skill back on turn 335, I have gone 14-1 here in Free Blades.  Since
Rillion is forcing me to make this longer, he says it's my obligation since he has
complained about other "Managers" not contributing Lord Marshall Columns to the
arena.  Why I should be forced to do something because he complained is beyond me,
but I'll humor him since he's picking up the bar tab.  So remember, the martinis and
pizzas are on him, so eat and drink up!

Steve Dallas, Lord Marshall Extraordinaire

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  FREE BLADES needs a spy report."  Actually, they didn't say 
that, because of me being already here, but it's the principle of the thing, you 
know?
     Oh, well, here I am, anyway, and there are lots of you here, and the scribes 
from the Commission office brought me a sunbrella and drinks with umbrellas in them 
and extra fruit, so it's okay.
     We had the most fights today of any regional, sixty-five!  Everybody's coming 
here.  Darkholm only had forty, and Andorak and forty-seven, and we won't, you know, 
mention Lirin Kiv at all.  Sixty-five fights, and thirty-five were challenge matches, 
which is totally tubular.  But because of there being so many, I just can't talk 
about them all.
     Scarlatti got the Man Vaulting Points award, whatever that is, for when he 
fought Mymid El Namis and got ninety-seven points for it, which seems like a lot all 
at once.
     Steve Dallas got the most challenges, which is the way it should be on account 
of him being the Lord Marshall and having pizza every night.
     DSM4 was avoided by Blackest Pride, but I don't know why.
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  We could all go on picnics together, is what!
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  I had 
a fun time, see you later.

                                        Debby Tonte

     Oh, right, you want stuff about the fights.  Well, here.
     THE BIG MEOW (21-5307) (15-2-0,98) of MEOW MIX fought JOELEAN (97-903) (9-8-
4,36) of IVER'S GIRLS.  THE BIG MEOW outlasted JOELEAN in a slow 20 minute one-sided 
match.  I think this might be the longest fight, or anyway, it was the longest 
enough.  I mean, I had time to get my nails done, and my toenails TOO.
     REDFOX (13-4197) (40-52-0,189) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought BLACKER (33-4445) (57-
80-2,173) of HOMES.  REDFOX was viciously butchered by BLACKER in a crowd pleasing 3 
minute brutal match.  A death.  We don't have these lots, but we had three today and 
I think I should, you know, just mention them.
     MIMR (82-3783) (41-31-2,201) of SOL  INVICTUS fought WHITE KNIGHT (58-5971) (52-
41-2,201) of CRUSADE.  MIMR was beaten by WHITE KNIGHT in an action packed 3 minute 
bloody bout.  Because it was action packed, which only three fights were today.
     NEMESIS (4-5115) (41-8-0,191) of CHAMPIONS fought XERXES (67-2429) (37-31-2,206) 
of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE.  NEMESIS devastated XERXES in an exciting 1 minute mismatched 
fight.  Because of being exciting, which a lot were, but I just have to go by the 
notes because some days I can't tell.
     AZREAL ELS III (4-4482) (23-14-2,199) of EASTERN HORDE fought ELRORAN (12-4386) 
(38-25-2,194) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  AZREAL ELS III overpowered ELRORAN in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
     SCARLATTI (29-3867) (56-31-1,218) of CRUEL BUT FAIR fought MYMID EL NAIMIS (7-
4420) (52-17-1,187) of THE DANGER DOGS.  SCARLATTI easily killed MYMID EL NAIMIS in 
an exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.  Another death!  This is what made 
Scarlatti MVP, I guess.  It seems kind of hard.
     RAVEN EYES (12-2709) (60-75-0,229) of SWEET MAGIC fought THORON (16-4094) (37-
45-0,186) of THE BLACKHEARTS.  RAVEN EYES handily defeated THORON in an exciting 1 
minute one-sided duel.  She could see his black heart on account of her eyes.
     RED HUMMER (65-5154) (46-46-3,226) of GOOD VIBRATIONS fought NIRFAUNA (16-4214) 
(28-44-3,188) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  RED HUMMER savagely defeated NIRFAUNA in an 
action packed 2 minute gory bout.  Which just SHOWS that Nirfauna really WAS a 
helpless animal, so it was cruel, right?
     You know, if some of you want to be mentioned, you have to do something to, 
like, catch my eye.  Like issue a challenge or at least have lots of action and 
excitement in your fight.  Or die.
     YAMA (82-11638) (11-8-0,45) of DEATH HORDE VI challenged LOPING WOLF (56-1796) 
(49-87-0,88) of REDHORSE.  Up 43.  YAMA beat LOPING WOLF in an exciting 2 minute 
Challenge competition.  All I saw that was exciting was the horse.  It isn't every 
day we have a horse on the sands, you know.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (12-7-1,52) of PROJECT HAYSEED challenged POINTY (16-
4427) (28-21-0,77) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS....  Up 25.  HAYSEED X-IV overpowered POINTY in 
a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.  The fans laughed about this.  I don't know why.  
Unless maybe they were farmers?
     HERMES (58-6016) (14-4-0,88) of MYTHICAL challenged THE MADNESS (21-5214) (21-8-
1,68) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  Down 20.  HERMES was demolished by THE MADNESS in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge conflict.  Ooooo, madness!  This is, like, exciting to me, 
but I guess not to somebody else.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (22-17-0,60) of CROC FILES challenged NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) 
(15-10-0,59) of BLADES OF WONDER.  Down 1.  GRAHAM handily defeated NEBUCHADNEZZAR in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Did you see Graham bite of Nebu's beard and 
tie it into like a tail for his helmet?
     MELTDOWN (32-3836) (18-3-0,67) of WOLF PACK II challenged SAMPSA (31-4233) (17-
1-2,47) of SOL INVICTUS.  Down 20.  MELTDOWN demolished SAMPSA in an exciting 1 
minute mismatched Challenge match.  My chocolate melted down today.  It was, like, 
totally hot, you know?
     TESSERACK (33-6641) (25-11-0,97) of SHADOW X challenged FODDERER (36-5602) (21-
19-0,99) of ANARKYSTS.  Up 2.  TESSERACK devastated FODDERER in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  And then he, meaning, you know, Tesserack, folded 
him, meaning Fodderer, into a shape with too many sides and no place to put them.
     VENRIC (60-5709) (17-16-0,99) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 challenged BRANGUS (16-
4162) (21-28-1,40) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 59.  Gosh.  VENRIC was beaten by BRANGUS 
in an exciting 2 minute Challenge fray.Brangus was next to the bottom warrior last 
time, but now that he's won, he's way higher up.  He says he's going to stay there, 
too.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (16-5-0,97) of SHADOW MOD challenged SWEET CHASTITY (35-
504) (30-23-1,105) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE.  Up 8.  BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated SWEET 
CHASTITY in an exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.  I don't think this was NICE.  
Andarus should be ASHAMED of himself.  Savage, even.
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (25-20-0,125) of SHADOWCIRCLE challenged GRIMTHANE (16-
3957) (27-29-0,138) of THE BLACKHEARTS.  Up 13.  SHEA MAGEBORN vanquished GRIMTHANE 
in an exciting 4 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  There were a lot of circles in 
this fight, did you see them?
     DESECRATION (21-4392) (21-12-2,120) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged SUPERIOR FORCES 
(33-4543) (53-80-2,112) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 8.  DESECRATION vanquished 
SUPERIOR FORCES in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Which means that 
Forces wasn't REALLY Superior.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (26-16-0,118) of HEAVE HO! challenged ARTEMISIA (12-
5096) (27-24-0,129) of DARKMOON.  Up 11.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE viciously subdued 
ARTEMISIA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.  Well, of course.  I mean, lima beans, 
who's surprised?
     CLOD PUNTER (66-3309) (30-35-3,150) of MAROON MIDGET challenged TRAVELLER (49-
2866) (66-68-2,179) of RPG'S.  Up 29.  CLOD PUNTER was beaten by TRAVELLER in an 
action packed 3 minute gory Challenge duel.  I saw them fighting before the fights, 
in the line to get tickets for the ferry.
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (33-35-1,163) of DEATHSGATE challenged RUNEQUEST (49-2862) 
(58-90-3,168) of RPG'S.  Up 5.  MORROLAN was overpowered by RUNEQUEST in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge bout.  Did you know Runequest has lots of tattoos?  He does.  
Somebody told me, I didn't, you know, see them myself.
     ANTHRAXUS (33-5723) (24-15-1,177) of DEATH HORDE challenged CHAOS LICH (15-4132) 
(35-21-0,185) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  Up 8.  ANTHRAXUS was overpowered by CHAOS LICH in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Which is kind of summerical, isn't it?  I mean, 
death and graveyards.
     D (82-44) (20-9-0,172) of EASTERN HORDE 4 challenged FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (78-
112-1,166) of RHYME TYME.  Down 6.  D was defeated by FUNNY BUNNY in a popular 1 
minute Challenge match.  Why it was popular is because of Bunny always telling jokes 
at the end of the fight.  The fans like that.
     TITAN (21-5070) (32-18-1,188) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged MOONJUMPER (16-3062) 
(52-83-1,183) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 5.  TITAN was handily defeated by MOONJUMPER in 
a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  But what if she didn't use her hands?  Would it 
still be handily?
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (29-17-0,210) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged HINDENBIRD 
(49-1277) (34-17-0,197) of PETS ON FIRE.  Down 13.  SEVERUS SNAPE was narrowly 
defeated by HINDENBIRD in a 6 minute Challenge duel.  Six minutes was too long.  I 
thought Hindenbird's fire was going to go out.
     NIGHTSTALKER (82-5868) (33-10-0,196) of MAGIC 303 challenged TRYURLUCK (61-1029) 
(44-34-1,199) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  Up 3.  NIGHTSTALKER handily defeated TRYURLUCK in a 
1 minute Challenge competition.  And it wasn't even night, because of us having no 
dark arena, only a light one.
     WWW.QUAM.COM (82-4467) (28-31-4,181) of EASTERN HORDE 2 challenged HOUSE MOUSE 
(55-221) (104-165-2,189) of RHYME TYME.  Up 8.  WWW.QUAM.COM beat HOUSE MOUSE in a 
popular 1 minute Challenge match.  With spam.
     BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (37-22-2,194) of DARKMOON challenged KOOSH BALL (71-3536) 
(32-20-0,201) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  Up 7.  BEAG MAGDA was luckily beaten by KOOSH BALL 
in an exciting 7 minute Challenge bout.  Is that a play on numbers, up seven for 
seven minutes?  And Koosh is from arena seven-one, too.
     CREED (64-3997) (62-40-0,193) of GROOVE MERCHANTS challenged DR. SCUM (15-1968) 
(42-44-2,215) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q.  Up 22.  CREED was basted by DR. SCUM in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.  The sauce had honey, and soy (ick!), and peppers, 
and lots of other stuff in it, and Drake said it would be GOOD for Creed, but Creed 
seemed, like, upset, you know?  Maybe because of it getting in his hair.
     PARTY'S OVER (75-2179) (33-29-0,191) of EASTERN HORDE challenged MOONRACER (50-
3206) (32-24-1,190) of MISFIT TOYS.  Down 1.  PARTY'S OVER devastated MOONRACER in an 
exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Moonracer didn't WANT the party to be over, 
anyone could see that.
     MR. TESTOSTERONE (70-1744) (37-48-4,196) of BALLROOM BLITZ challenged MALICE 
(15-3729) (33-23-0,201) of MISCELLANEA.  Up 5.  MR. TESTOSTERONE handily defeated 
MALICE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Because of Malice can't dance.  
Mr. dances BEAUTIFULLY.  I know.  We danced at the Hamadrina Hilton.
     MELKOR (13-1821) (30-9-0,182) of SILMARILLIAD challenged TESEN (12-4211) (36-30-
1,193) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  Up 11.  MELKOR was savagely defeated by TESEN in a 
popular 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.  Well, you know how it is with demons.  It 
was because of Melkor having a bad guy name, and Tesen being jealous.  Demons do lots 
of jealousy.  It's in their contracts.
     JOE SCHMOE (82-1888) (28-14-2,222) of EASTERN HORDE challenged DARK OMEGA (21-
4983) (38-34-0,214) of LORDS OF SHADOWS.  Down 8.  JOE SCHMOE butchered DARK OMEGA in 
a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge conflict.  Which is the third death, and it's 
a good thing that this isn't a week for the city perishing if six people die.  I 
mean, we're half way there, and I haven't even looked at the news to see what 
happened in Talahya and Andorak and Crysalis and Primus which are all here, too.
     ROCK A BYE (33-4653) (47-32-3,240) of EASTERN HORDE challenged BLACKMYTH (11-
4018) (47-28-0,245) of SHADOWS.  Up 5.  ROCK A BYE was savagely defeated by BLACKMYTH 
in an exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.  I read in a book once about blackmiths 
having hidden powers.  Do you think that was it here?
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (43-24-3,211) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q challenged TRASH QUAM 
(19-3751) (27-20-2,214) of EASTERN HORDE 3.  Up 3.  E.A.POLECAT savagely defeated 
TRASH QUAM in an exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.  And it wasn't even trash-pick-up 
day, which is not till tomorrow, which means Trash Quam will have to sit in the 
dumpster until tomorrow.  But I'll take him a drink with an umbrella in it, in case 
the dew falls.
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (11-1-1,130) of DSM4 TV challenged ALI GATOR (33-5584) (25-32-
1,157) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO.  Up 27.  PARANOIA was handily defeated by ALI GATOR in 
a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  Which just SHOWS about people REALLY being out to 
get Paranoia all the time!  But it was good that he had a TV challenge to use, so he 
could PICK who got to get him this time.
     And all the next fights, making a total of seven, are TV challenges, which is 
really great.  It's impressive.
     AHRINGOL [tW] (33-5726) (20-11-0,165) of DEATH HORDE TV challenged PANIC ATTACK 
(9-3624) (20-10-1,157) of DSM4. Down 8.  AHRINGOL tW overpowered PANIC ATTACK in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  But didn't kill Panic, which I think 
was very nice of him.  I mean, nobody would have been SURPRISED if Ahringol tW had 
killed him.
     BANKRUPT (71-3786) (35-11-0,204) of SHADOW GOLD TV challenged FERRET INFERNO 
(49-361) (36-27-2,229) of PETS ON FIRE.  Up 25.  BANKRUPT was viciously subdued by 
FERRET INFERNO in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.  One of the bookies said that 
Bankrupt owed money to Ferret, and that's WHY Ferret was so vicous.  I don't know.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (37-13-0,192) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS TV challenged GROGGY 
DOGGY (55-223) (107-167-0,202) of RHYME TYME.  Up 10.  DREAM WARRIOR savagely 
defeated GROGGY DOGGY in an exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.  It doesn't make any 
difference HOW many times we tell him, Doggy always gets drunk before the fights 
because of not having umbrellas, and then he loses.  Well, almost always.
     TRY ME NOW (61-846) (48-45-1,195) of BLOOD KNIGHTS TV challenged MOJO-JOJO (12-
3867) (42-35-1,216) of EASTERN HORDE.  Up 21.  TRY ME NOW was overpowered by MOJO-
JOJO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  And Mojo did try him, and you see what 
happens?
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (37-30-0,230) of DARKMOON TV challenged LUMP O'GORE (13-
1212) (83-74-4,239) of ILLFANG PACT.  Up 9.  WOUNDWORT subdued LUMP O'GORE in an 
exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.  But messy.  I mean, exciting in a messy kind of 
way, on account of lots of gore, which is too much.  Any gore is too much.
     ULTIMATE FURY (12-5020) (22-9-1,229) of LUROCIANS IV TV challenged MILQUETOAST 
(33-5313) (58-37-2,255) of BLOOM COUNTY.  Up 26.  ULTIMATE FURY devastated 
MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  I think it's Milque's name, 
myself.  I mean, if he'd change his name to Peppertoast or something, it would 
probably be all different.
     And for the title of being Lord Marshall, even though he was most challenged, 
STEVE DALLAS (33-5314) (61-30-0,291) of BLOOM COUNTY challenged PEPE LE FUNK (60-
4570) (32-25-1,232) of EASTERN HORDE.  Down 59.  STEVE DALLAS won victory over PEPE 
LE FUNK in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  But Pepe fought back, so it was good.  
Not too easy.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        62  30  0  301  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           57  31  2  315  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           82  66  0  280  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 JOE SCHMOE 82-1888          29  14  3  275  EASTERN HORDE (993)        DWES EG
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           48  28  0  261  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       23   9  1  251  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       37  27  2  249  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           38  30  0  243  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 BEERBARIAN 15-2865          30  33  1  239  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          61  75  0  236  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            69  46  0  235  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         91 101  3  232  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  46  3  231  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            43  44  2  230  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           43  35  1  228  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         44  24  3  223  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       24  14  2  216  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          33  20  0  215  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        53  41  2  214  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    38  48  4  214  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 NIGHTSTALKER 82-5868        34  10  0  214  MAGIC 303 (996)            DWES EG
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          35  17  0  213  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            35  51  0  212  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACKER 33-4445             58  80  3  210  HOMES (682)                NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 NEMESIS 4-5115              42   8  0  210  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 TESEN 12-4211               37  30  1  209  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        34  29  0  206  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570        32  26  1  206  EASTERN HORDE (983)        ARADI
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          53  83  1  204  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       38  13  0  204  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      77  57  4  202  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ROCK A BYE 33-4653          47  33  3  201  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       29  18  0  201  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 TRASH QUAM 19-3751          27  21  2  201  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 MICAWBER 19-3686            36  27  1  200  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 MIMR 82-3783                41  32  2  199  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          36  21  0  199  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            35  12  0  199  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        107 168  0  198  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         83  75  4  198  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          37  23  2  197  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  46  22  1  195  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         58  38  2  194  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          38  35  0  194  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 XERXES 67-2429              37  32  2  194  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           44  35  1  193  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-NECROMANCER 48-1041         32  18  2  193  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 RISK TAKER 43-3388          42  36  1  192  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN
 WWW.QUAM.COM 82-4467        29  31  4  191  EASTERN HORDE 2 (994)      DWES EG
 CREED 64-3997               62  41  0  190  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     36  31  1  189  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MALICE 15-3729              33  24  0  189  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
-MAYHEM 49-1514              31  21  1  189  APOCALYPSE (426)           VITHICAR
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      52  18  1  188  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           48  46  1  188  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 ELRORAN 12-4386             38  26  2  188  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 ROYLAND 56-3380             51  40  0  185  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 RILLION 36-5545             27  12  1  185  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         79 112  1  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MAGE 49-2918                63  63  3  183  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MELKOR 13-1821              30  10  0  183  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  27  19  0  182  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
 TRAVELLER 49-2866           67  68  2  181  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           32  25  1  181  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 HEL 82-14331                25  24  0  181  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         104 166  2  180  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THORON 16-4094              37  46  0  180  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 TYVIN 60-5382               40  32  0  179  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 REDFOX 13-4197              40  53  0  179  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 AHRINGOL 33-5726            21  11  0  179  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RUNEQUEST 49-2862           59  90  3  178  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 TITAN 21-5070               32  19  1  175  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 JULIUS 64-3641              64  68  2  174  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      32  26  0  174  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           24  16  1  173  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KELOS 55-30                 51  72  3  170  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           26  32  1  168  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FORBIDDEN DONUT 16-4788     20  20  1  168  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 D 82-44                     20  10  0  167  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
 MILA 55-29                  48  80  0  165  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 MADBULL 13-4198             47  74  1  165  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     28  22  3  164  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968         97 147  3  163  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        29  11  1  162  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 PILLSBURY 17-5157           43  47  2  156  NH INDUSTRIAL (913)        ALJAFIR
 MORROLAN 7-4400             33  36  1  154  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         20  11  1  153  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  36  3  150  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 INCISOR 64-3639             53  71  4  145  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       26  20  0  145  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    55  80  2  141  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
-CATATONIC 9-4649            27  15  0  141  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 IMMORTAL 49-2905            45  82  1  137  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    27  16  0  132  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        29  16  1  131  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
-ANARCHY 49-2279             25  12  2  129  APOCALYPSE (426)           VITHICAR
 DESECRATION 21-4392         22  12  2  129  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 PARANOIA 9-4557             11   2  1  127  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 GRIMTHANE 16-3957           27  30  0  126  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           27  25  0  121  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       17   5  0  113  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 TESSERACK 33-6641           26  11  0  110  SHADOW X (980)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     53  81  2  107  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GORBODUC 29-3991            17   6  0  106  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        16   2  0  100  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       30  24  1   99  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
-SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       17   2  0   99  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
-LAYTOOS 60-5693             27  18  0   94  SHAVE MY POODLE (984)      ARADI
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         22   8  1   94  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 FODDERER 36-5602            21  20  0   92  ANARKYSTS (806)            JHANS

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZENAR 12-4043               17  18  1   85  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            19   3  0   81  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
-DARK VANITY 15-4338         22   9  2   79  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 BRANGUS 16-4162             22  28  1   79  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        13   7  1   79  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 YAMA 82-11638               12   8  0   75  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  26  0   73  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 GRAHAM 29-4318              23  17  0   73  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       19   1  1   73  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 HERMES 58-6016              14   5  0   72  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         49  88  0   65  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 VENRIC 60-5709              17  17  0   64  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 CATASTROPHIC 29-4205        17  12  0   62  RAGE OF ANGELS (924)       LAPUR
 PYROMANIAC 9-4434           18  11  1   61  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 AGRO 29-4314                20  23  1   59  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 POINTY 16-4427              28  22  0   56  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 RUDRA 82-5565               12  11  1   52  DEATH HORDE IV (995)       DWES EG
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  11  0   51  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 JOELEAN 97-903               9   9  4   48  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
-PSYCHOSIS 9-4650            11   2  1   47  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 SAMPSA 31-4233              17   2  2   46  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
REDFOX 13-4197             40  53  0 CARDOW HUNTERS 761     BLACKER 33-4445        351
MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420     52  18  1 THE DANGER DOGS 959    SCARLATTI 29-3867      351
DARK OMEGA 21-4983         38  35  0 LORDS OF SHADOWS 963   JOE SCHMOE 82-1888     351

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Rillion -- Bite me.  I pulled my DM columns to protest you and your lame rankings.
I'll write ads and columns when I want, not when poked and prodded by the likes of
you and Sir Boyd. -- Manager

Sir Boyd -- A turn or so back I noticed an ad you wrote to Sentinel I believe
something to the effect of referring to Andorak being more competitive than Free
Blades?  Why don't you come here instead of hiding away in that backwater Lirith Kai
arena and let us convince you otherwise.... -- Sylvester Frothingslosh

Rillion -- Thanks for the standings.  I don't keep records very well so your post
helped greatly.  So now it is 25-7. -- Sylvester

Saint, Scribe -- Please make a note that all Ultraist's teams are now managed by
Sylvester Frothingslosh--thanks. -- Sylvester F.

     Yep, I've got the change noted. -- The Saint, keeper of lists

Chazz -- Welcome to Free Blades! -- Sylvester

Sylvester -- I see I am not the only one that talks out his butt.  You say I'm not
worth your time, yet you continue to take the time to fill out the forms necessary to
challenge my warriors.  I am glad you have brought more warriors here, it gives me
more to chose from.  Plus the more you fight the quicker your record will drop.  I
would say I am looking forward to the day I pass you in the ranks but I am sure you
will realize your mistake and cut back your squad here before your record drops too
far. -- Rillion

Royland -- I have learned all but a handful of parry skills.  If you noticed, I was 
training wit, which does not 'burn' any parry skills.  But I will probably go ahead
and get those parry skills when I start training my strength and/or will.  If I need
to rely on my parry, I've already lost the fight. -- Severus Snape

Shadowgate -- You still here?  I can not find your teams listed in the team rankings.
Oh wait, there they are, oh my, you seem to have moved over to the "also ran" side of
the page.  ;)  Perhaps if you used those TV challenges on someone else you might
start moving up the ranks instead of down them. -- Rillion

All -- Well, that sucked!  5-7 really is sad.  I now really have to work a bit to get
to 55% before Rillion!  Worse yet, I gave him two wins! -- Shadowgate

Milktoast (or whatever your name is) -- You got lucky, punk!  I will be back.  I
understand your manager made a deal with mine to leave you alone for a turn but I
WILL be back! -- Nemesis

Steve Dallas -- Now that was embarrassing!  Ok, I guess I have some more work to do!
-- White Knight

Mimr -- Nice try!  You even hit me.  Too bad neither of us got anything out of it! --
Blackmyth

Beerbarian -- Wow!  You got lucky with that one!  Let me know if you want to try that
again! -- M.E.N.

Blacker -- Well that was successful!  Really!  Any fight I get more than one skill in
is great! -- Morrolan

Crypt Keeper -- Ouch!  That is an amazing hit! -- Tesserack

Mojo-Jojo -- Hey!  I thought I had you there!  Guess I need to train some CN. --
Nightstalker

Melkor -- Cool!  I challenged you but it didn't get through but you got me anyway! --
Dark Omega

D -- What the hell!  Your style should have done that well vs. me!  Then you go and
get a train and I get nothing!  Ack! -- Shea Mageborn

Nebuchadnezzar (of Blades of Wonder) -- Sorry about that!  I was impressed you stuck
around for the second swing! -- Sethra Lavode

Nemesis -- You TV'd?  I will have to give Rillion my nastiest glare for not sending
me to the last tournament.  I mean there must not have been much competition if you
were one of the best. -- Milquetoast

White Knight -- Thanks! -- Steve Dallas

The Big Meow -- You better get your licks in now cause my endurance increases with
every fight. -- Zenar

Ferret Inferno -- Hmm, I don't think I've ever gotten spanked so hard by one of your
style. -- Tyvin

Pillsbury -- Thanks for the win but next time I'd prefer a defense skill. -- Tesen

Hel -- Welcome to it! -- Severus Snape

Tryurluck -- I don't like to try my luck, I prefer to have an easy win.  So hopefully
we won't fight again. -- Rillion tW

Yama -- What does a golem have to do to lose around here? -- Venric

Psychosis -- You almost had me there for a second, but I was too quick for you. --
Hermes

Thoron -- You started with a black heart, but now it's more colorful:  black and
blue.  Good try, though. -- Raven Eyes

Ali Gator -- Well, you know how it goes.  I'm all for kindness to animals, but I
don't pet things that have teeth big enough to bite off my hand.  Just a personal
rule of thumb (and fingers). -- Redfox

Royland -- Tish.  I bet you haven't done any personals. -- Moonjumper

     Well, ha!  He did.

Nightie Knight -- Wow, you really annoyed him that time.  And I'm afraid he never was
a "make love, not war" type. -- Redfox

Graham -- My day will come.  You will be filleted and served with horseradish. --
Brangus

Mimr -- I did know that. -- Moonjumper

All -- Welcome to all new teams, gladiators, and managers.  The personals are looking
up, and I'm sure the competition will too. -- Bobby Bigfoot, for Darkmoon et al

Creed -- I was really trying for skills, not a win.  Still 12 to go, and counting. --
Woundwort

Blackmyth -- I thought that I had turned the tide of the battle quite nicely;
however, you turned it back 'round again and pressed your advantage to the fullest.
I say brilliantly done! -- Mimr

Immortal -- You did some flashy things with your two weapons; I was fortunate to find
an opening in your defense in time. -- Artemisia

Ultimate Fury -- That exchange was thrilling; I was disappointed though, by my weak
finish. -- Beag Magda

Pointy -- You really put on the pressure well, and kept me off of my stride.  Of
course I am rather inexperienced yet, I hope to do well after my freshman status
expires. -- Sampsa

Lord Redmond -- That was some brave challenge.  You've got guts enough, all right.
But I'm not much of a teacher, am I? -- Mila

Black Andarus -- Those were MY skills.  I don't appreciate being challenged by young
whippersnappers who want to spill my precious bodily fluids and steal my skills. --
Loping Wolf

Dream Warrior -- I especially liked the part where I twisted me blade around your
parry, yelled "Omigod!  An olliephant!" and whacked ye in the butt when ye turned to
look.  It's hard to get a lot of force into a blow when I do it like that, but
there's somethin' extra delightful about a gullible opponent.  And then the fight got
even better when I pulled the same gag again, this time with the Royal Delarquan
Pegasus Corps.  You've got to get a rein on that elven streak of yours, boyo.  When
you step into the arena, clamp down on that imagination, bare your teeth and think
like a junkyard dog.  That means don't think too much. -- Lump o'Gore

Moonjumper -- I always feel like I should apologize when I keep attacking someone who
has fallen down.  I mean, I know we're supposed to, but it goes against my
upbringing.  I am sorry. -- Royland

Catatonic -- How you learned a parry skill from me I have no idea.  I don't parry
worth beans!  At least you got something for your trouble.  I hope you get a better
matchup next time around. -- Kelos

10 May 2003
To All -- Fellow managers, I humbly request your help.  My team (Ex Oblivione) was
started in Monuntial (DM 34) back in '92.  They were active for seven months.  I have
lost all early traces of them.  If any of you can help with copies of relevant
newsletters or, if you fought one of my warriors, copies of the fights, I would
greatly appreciate it.  I only have one of my original warriors left from the early
team now active in DM 60.  You can diplo me with any info here in the wonderful city
of Aradi.  Thank you in advance. -- Enigma, manager Ex Oblivione

15 May 2003
Assurnasirbanipal invites all to use his computerized warrior management tool.  The
program is the most extensive management tool ever created.  It was meant to run on a
PALM OS PDA, but will run (emulated) on a PC or MAC.  You can get this program on the
web at: http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir

27 May 2003
A note to everyone regarding manager names and manager lists -- If you're running a
team incognito, all you have to do is let me know and I won't put your name on any
manager lists.  It has seemed though, that more people want their names listed, even
if they do not announce themselves, than the other way around.  Also, I do maintain
the list more or less by hand and errors do creep in.  You have but to say I've made
an error and no one will be the wiser (except thee and me, of course). -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULTIMATE FURY devastated MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WOUNDWORT subdued LUMP O'GORE in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
TRY ME NOW was overpowered by MOJO-JOJO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DREAM WARRIOR savagely defeated GROGGY DOGGY in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
BANKRUPT was viciously subdued by FERRET INFERNO in a popular 4 minute Challenge duel.
AHRINGOL overpowered PANIC ATTACK in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PARANOIA was handily defeated by ALI GATOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
STEVE DALLAS won victory over PEPE LE FUNK in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
E.A.POLECAT savagely defeated TRASH QUAM in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
ROCK A BYE was savagely defeated by BLACKMYTH in a exciting 4 minute Challenge fight.
JOE SCHMOE butchered DARK OMEGA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge conflict.
MELKOR was savagely defeated by TESEN in a popular 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
MR. TESTOSTERONE handily defeated MALICE in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PARTY'S OVER devastated MOONRACER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CREED was bested by DR. SCUM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BEAG MAGDA was luckily beaten by KOOSH BALL in a exciting 7 minute Challenge bout.
WWW.QUAM.COM beat HOUSE MOUSE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
NIGHTSTALKER handily defeated TRYURLUCK in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SEVERUS SNAPE was narrowly defeated by HINDENBIRD in a 6 minute Challenge duel.
TITAN was handily defeated by MOONJUMPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
D was defeated by FUNNY BUNNY in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
ANTHRAXUS was overpowered by CHAOS LICH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MORROLAN was overpowered by RUNEQUEST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
CLOD PUNTER was beaten by TRAVELLER in a action packed 3 minute gory Challenge duel.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE viciously subdued ARTEMISIA in a 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
DESECRATION vanquished SUPERIOR FORCES in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SHEA MAGEBORN vanquished GRIMTHANE in a exciting 4 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated SWEET CHASTITY in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.
VENRIC was beaten by BRANGUS in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fray.
TESSERACK devastated FODDERER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MELTDOWN demolished SAMPSA in a exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GRAHAM handily defeated NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HERMES was demolished by THE MADNESS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge conflict.
HAYSEED X-IV overpowered POINTY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
YAMA beat LOPING WOLF in a exciting 2 minute Challenge competition.
STEEL CLOTH handily defeated MAGE in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
PENDRAGON slimly won victory over CANDYACID in a crowd pleasing 6 minute brutal duel.
ROYLAND was handily defeated by SMUG BUG in a popular 1 minute mismatched duel.
GNU WORLD ORDER bested RISK TAKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
VALKYRIE overcame BLADE RUNNER # in a 2 minute brutal conflict.
BEERBARIAN overpowered TYVIN in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
RED HUMMER savagely defeated NIRFAUNA in a action packed 2 minute gory bout.
RAVEN EYES handily defeated THORON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided duel.
SCARLATTI easily killed MYMID EL NAIMIS in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
HEL was beaten by SNAP CRACKLE PUP in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody conflict.
AZREAL ELS III overpowered ELRORAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NEMESIS devastated XERXES in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MICAWBER demolished KELOS in a 1 minute mismatched contest.
MIMR was beaten by WHITE KNIGHT in a action packed 3 minute bloody bout.
FORBIDDEN DONUT was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
PETER PEOPLE-EATER devastated MILA in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
REDFOX was viciously butchered by BLACKER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
JULIUS was overcome by TOUCH MY MONK, EH? in a 2 minute bout.
NEBUCHADNEZZER was bested by RILLION in a popular 4 minute bloody fight.
BLINDFOLD SKIING was demolished by FRAIL WHALE in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
INCISOR was overpowered by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
MADBULL won victory over CRYPT KEEPER in a exciting 1 minute duel.
PILLSBURY was subdued by LORD REDMOND in a 2 minute battle.
NIGHTIE KNIGHT unbelievably bested IMMORTAL in a popular 2 minute fight.
ZENAR was devastated by GORBODUC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal uneven match.
THE BIG MEOW outlasted JOELEAN in a slow 20 minute one-sided match.
RUDRA was defeated by CATASTROPHIC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
SAMOO vanquished AGRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided struggle.
JELIAH BIGABO savagely defeated PYROMANIAC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal duel.
ROCKI ROADS overpowered BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  38         PARRY-LUNGE       42 -  31 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 17         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 15         WALL OF STEEL     72 -  63 -  3      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         LUNGING ATTACK   168 - 156 -  3      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                      11         TOTAL PARRY       33 -  32 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     11         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  52 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        46 -  49 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         SLASHING ATTACK   63 -  74 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  16 -  0      38  |

Turn 351 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     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        4 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    6 - 11         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      9 -  6     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  4         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    21 - 17                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  5                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STEVE DALLAS 33-5314       62  30  0  301 BLOOM COUNTY (840)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARLATTI 29-3867          57  31  2  315 CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)
PARRY-LUNGE      PENDRAGON 49-2982          82  66  0  280 RPG'S (657)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOE SCHMOE 82-1888         29  14  3  275 EASTERN HORDE (993)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRET INFERNO 49-361      37  27  2  249 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
AIMED BLOW       VALKYRIE 17-5544           69  46  0  235 ARCTIC GUARDS (888)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. SCUM 15-1968           43  44  2  230 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)
PARRY-STRIKE     HINDENBIRD 49-1277         35  17  0  213 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
SLASHING ATTACK  TESEN 12-4211              37  30  1  209 DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRIMTHANE 16-3957          27  30  0  126 THE BLACKHEARTS (788)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BEAG MAGDA 12-4380.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEBUCHADNEZZER 
15-4097, FERRET INFERNO 49-361, SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146, PENDRAGON 49-2982, CANDYACID 
1-2545, BLACKMYTH 11-4018, E.A.POLECAT 15-2644, WOUNDWORT 12-4228, HEL 82-14331, and 
DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040.

The least popular fighter this week was JOELEAN 97-903.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE BIG MEOW 21-5307, KELOS 55-30, POINTY 16-4427, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 
22-5821, ANTHRAXUS 33-5723, DARK OMEGA 21-4983, MILQUETOAST 33-5313, ZENAR 12-4043, 
CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146, and MILA 55-29.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  LYRATILAN(25)        1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
JHELUM(4)            2  0 0  LAPUR(29)            4  1 1  ARADI(60)            0  3 0  
BONSUR(7)            0  2 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  2 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  3 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  3 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  6  5 1  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           8  4 0  MURSKA(35)           1  1 0  TARRGIR(66)          0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  3 0  JHANS(36)            1  1 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
MALCORN(15)          4  3 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          2  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           3  5 0  VEASTIAN(43)         0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  1 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  VITHICAR(49)         6  2 0  MAZGOURRAH(77)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  1 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          5  4 1  
SUNSET(21)           3  2 0  KHALANI(55)          3  5 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       24  14  2  216  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      52  18  1  188  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         20  11  1  153  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           48  28  0  261  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       23   9  1  251  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         83  75  4  198  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 BEERBARIAN 15-2865          30  33  1  239  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          53  83  1  204  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            69  46  0  235  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       29  18  0  201  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 TRASH QUAM 19-3751          27  21  2  201  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          38  35  0  194  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  11  0   51  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  26  0   73  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           57  31  2  315  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              17   2  2   46  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            19   3  0   81  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        62  30  0  301  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       30  24  1   99  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             27  12  1  185  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 RISK TAKER 43-3388          42  36  1  192  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       38  13  0  204  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           82  66  0  280  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           32  25  1  181  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            35  51  0  212  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         91 101  3  232  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        53  41  2  214  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570        32  26  1  206  EASTERN HORDE (983)        ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           44  35  1  193  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 CREED 64-3997               62  41  0  190  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  46  3  231  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  36  3  150  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 XERXES 67-2429              37  32  2  194  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    38  48  4  214  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          33  20  0  215  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        34  29  0  206  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  46  22  1  195  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 JOE SCHMOE 82-1888          29  14  3  275  EASTERN HORDE (993)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903               9   9  4   48  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE