ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 06/12/2003    Duedate: 06/25/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-352

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       126   43  3 74.6   12 DEATH HORDE 33/952    175  164  8 51.6
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         EASTERN HORDE 82/993                  
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       EASTERN HORDE 4/975                   
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
  2 CRUEL BUT FAI 29/892   69   35  2 66.3      EASTERN HORDE 2 82/994                
    GO TO THE DICKENS! 19/891                   EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
  3 DSM4 9/461            430  260  6 62.3      DEATH HORDE IV 82/995                 
    RAGE OF ANGELS 29/924                       EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    SHAVE MY POODLE 60/984                      EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                 
    MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL 77/852                  EASTERN HORDE 60/983                  
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                            EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     EASTERN HORDE 57/982                  
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                       13-PHILANTHROPI 35/1011  169  160  4 51.4
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 14 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    25   24  0 51.0
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                          HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                         TASTE THE PAIN 1/955                  
  4 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    14    9  0 60.9   15 ANARKYSTS 36/806      207  223  1 48.1
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    THE BLACKHEARTS 16/788                
  5 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1263  843 17 60.0      GOOD VIBRATIONS 65/805                
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     MAROON MIDGET 66/807                  
  6 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  315  221  9 58.8      IVERS GIRLS 25/965                    
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    IVER'S GIRLS 97/971                   
  7 STORM FRONT 4/976     150  107  1 58.4   16 GIGABLOOD 43/860      102  123  0 45.3
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      GRAVEYARD GLORY 15/936                
    MISFIT TOYS 50/921                          MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                        NH INDUSTRIAL 17/913                  
    ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                     17 DARKMOON 12/911        67   81  1 45.3
  8 PEANUTS 33/979         56   43  1 56.6      SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                         SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    LUROCIANS IV 12/865                      18 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  215  261  9 45.2
  9 PETS ON FIRE 49/1001   12   10  0 54.5   19 RHYME TYME 55/397     100  132  0 43.1
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                   20 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399   95  129  2 42.4
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                   DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
 10 MYTHICAL 58/779       370  312  5 54.3   21 RPG'S 49/657          927 1290 18 41.8
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         MASTICATORS 64/442                    
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      HOMES 33/682                          
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   BAD IDEA 55/672                       
    THE CHADS 36/946                         22 UNDER DURESS 64/743   654  948  9 40.8
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    WILD BOYS 15/1012                        23 REDHORSE 56/823       157  255  1 38.1
 11 SHADOWS 11/960         63   57  2 52.5      ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                         ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                    24 CROC FILES 29/951      11   20  0 35.5
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                        25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    349  799  4 30.4
    SHADOW X 33/980                             CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                          PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    CRUSADE 58/894                           26-THE HASTINGS 97/1010    3    9  0 25.0
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                             HELTER SKELTER 72/1008                
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
    MAGIC 303 82/996                            GENOCIDE III 82/1009                  
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                         VIRTUAL INSANITY 72/1006              
    DEATHSGATE 7/977                            HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
    GENOCIDE III 72/1007                        HELTER SKELTER 1/1003                 

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

Hey, everybody, look it's:

                         THE FREE BLADES SEMESTER IN REVIEW
                                 (Turns 339 to 349)

Okay, so technically the semester started on turn 338.  Unfortunately, I don't have
the info I need to include that turn in this report.  Yeah, you get shorted a turn,
but at least you're getting a report.  Live with it.  Similarly, since I haven't done
one of these in a while, I'm not going to be doing any comparisons to any old reports
(though I may make a comment or two about Home Guard as I run these over there as
well).  All right, enough with the explanations, let's get on with the show:

                  THE TOP 5 MANAGERS OF THE LAST SEMESTER
          Manager                   W   L      K      Rec  Percent
          -------                  --  --  -----   ------  -------
          The Sandman              15   4   0.25    33.25   78.94%
          Boz                      35  10   0.14    22.42   77.77%
          Aragorn                  17   5   0.00    31.66   77.27%
          Yukon Cornelius          20  11   0.00   -10.00   64.51%
          Mr Mojo                  15   9   0.00    16.66   62.50%
          * - Only currently active Managers with at least 18 fights were considered.
          The field consisted of  21  eligible managers.

So, the Sandman, tiptoes past Boz in taking the top spot for this past semester.
Overall, it was a fairly tight race for the top 3 spots and it's worth noting that
Boz managed second while still having more total fights than both the first and third
place managers put together.

                 THE BOTTOM 5 MANAGERS OF THE LAST SEMESTER
          Manager                   W   L      K      Rec  Percent
          -------                  --  --  -----   ------  -------
          Terrablood               11  22   0.00    10.33   33.33%
          "Dundee"                  8  14   0.00    -6.00   36.36%
          Drake                    21  35   0.00     8.83   37.50%
          She-Puppy                21  34   0.00    -5.40   38.18%
          "Lord Gravedigger"       13  21   0.00     5.25   38.23%
          * - Only currently active Managers with at least 18 fights were considered.

Now, over in the Guard, if I don't know who manages a team, I just make up a manager
name.  If you want me to use your real manager name, you'll have to let me know what
it is.  So, with that in mind, "Dundee" would be whoever manages Croc Files and "Lord
Gravedigger" sets up plots for Graveyard Glory.

In any case, Terrablood's the one stinking up the arena this semester, performing a
full 3% below anyone else.  Yes, yes, I know.  I'm on the list as well.  It won't
last long, I tell you.  I'll be off this list and onto the top 5 by the next Semester
Report.  Just you wait and see.

                          THE SEMESTER ALLIANCE RECORD
            Alliance              W    L   Kills       Rec  Percent
            --------            ---  ---  ------   -------  -------
            Independent         345  329    0.07     10.36   51.18%
            Minions of Diana     26   27    0.20      3.60   49.05%
            * - Kills and Recognition are average per manager.
League Arcane:  Buddha,
Minions of Diana:  Lord Andarus, Shadowgate, Umbra,

I'm certain there's more than two alliances in this arena, but I don't know who they
are or what managers are members.  So, if your alliance isn't listed, let me know
what it is and who's in it.  BTW, if none of the managers are eligible for Top/Bottom
five listing, their alliance won't get listed anyway, so keep that in mind when
sending me hate mail.

                     THE TOP 5 CITIES OF THE LAST SEMESTER
             City                   W   L      K      Rec  Percent
             ----                  --  --  -----   ------  -------
             LAPUR                 37  19   0.00    32.66   66.07%
             ZUWAYZA               29  17   0.09    12.36   63.04%
             DWES EG               15   9   0.00    52.33   62.50%
             ALJAFIR               25  17   0.00     4.25   59.52%
             KURUKAR               21  17   0.00     3.50   55.26%
             * - Only cities with at least 18 fights were considered.
             The field consisted of  17  eligible cities.

Lapur manages nearly 2 wins for every 3 fights this time around, and 3% ahead of the
competition.  It was also done with more total fights than any of the other top five
cities.  Nicely done.

                    THE BOTTOM 5 CITIES OF THE LAST SEMESTER
             City                   W   L      K      Rec  Percent
             ----                  --  --  -----   ------  -------
             ARADI                  7  15   0.00    12.50   31.81%
             MALCORN               32  48   0.00     0.88   40.00%
             DULLENS               14  20   0.00     6.50   41.17%
             KHALANI               36  50   0.00    12.12   41.86%
             VEASTIAN               8  11   0.00     9.25   42.10%
             * - Only cities with at least 18 fights were considered.

Aradi had a rough time of it this past semester, ending up nearly 9% below the next
lowest city.  Not only that, but they did worse than any cities did in Home Guard
this past semester.  Fortunately for you, Home Guard's worst performance is still
lower (at somewhere around 23%).

                         THE TOP 10 WARRIOR RECORDS
          Name                       ID   W   L   K   Rec  Percent
          ----                  -------  --  --  --   ---  -------
          GORBODUC              29-3991   6   0   0    58  100.00%
          STEVE DALLAS          33-5314  10   1   0    73   90.90%
          ULTIMATE FURY         12-5020   8   1   0   130   88.88%
          SCARLATTI             29-3867   8   1   0    23   88.88%
          SCROOGE               19-3689   7   1   1    47   87.50%
          DUBIJN                64-4092   5   1   0    25   83.33%
          CHALICE               29-3619   9   2   0   162   81.81%
          HARM                  57-1937   9   2   0    74   81.81%
          PENDRAGON             49-2982   9   2   0    50   81.81%
          GRASSHOPPER           17-5428   9   2   0    -2   81.81%
          * - Only warriors with at least 6 fights and on currently listed teams were
          considered.
          The field consisted of  94  eligible warriors.

Gorboduc technically gets the top spot by not losing at all this semester.  Of
course, he (she?/it?) just barely qualifies for inclusion by meeting the minimum
fight requirement.  I doubt this record will stand long as a result and I'm much more
impressed by Steve Dallas's performance.

                       THE BOTTOM 10 WARRIOR RECORDS
          Name                       ID   W   L   K   Rec  Percent
          ----                  -------  --  --  --   ---  -------
          JOELEAN                97-903   0   6   0     4    0.00%
          BLACKER               33-4445   1  10   1   -33    9.09%
          SIDON                 31-3712   1   5   0   -21   16.66%
          SUPERIOR FORCES       33-4543   2   9   0   -65   18.18%
          BLINDFOLD SKIING      55-2408   2   9   0   -39   18.18%
          MILA                    55-29   2   9   0    21   18.18%
          CAFFIENE ACHIEVER     15-2429   2   8   0     3   20.00%
          ARTEMISIA             12-5096   2   8   0    27   20.00%
          LOPING WOLF           56-1796   3   8   0   -64   27.27%
          RISK TAKER            43-3388   3   8   0   -15   27.27%
          * - Only warriors with at least 6 fights and on currently listed teams were
          considered.

In a similar boat is Joelean, who just barely managed 6 total fights and didn't win a
single one.  We'll have to wait and see if anyone out there can get more fights
without winning in a single semester.  They only need seven.  I suppose it's really
obvious why Caffeine Achiever is now Home Guard qualified again.  Ah well.

                     TOP FIVE MANAGER RECOGNITION AVERAGES
                   SEMESTER TOTAL         |       SINGLE TURN
       Manager                  Rec       |  Manager                  Rec
       -------               ------       |  -------               ------
       Manager               162.00       |  Boz                    43.66
       Tankesh                82.00       |  Ultraist               41.00
       Sith                   77.00       |  Aragorn                41.00
       Ultraist               72.00       |  Khyron the Black       39.50
       Rillion                45.84       |  "Lozenge"              34.50
       * - Average is taken per warrior.

Well, Manager just managed to blow the competition out of the water by nearly
doubling the next highest Total Recognition Average per Warrior.  For the Single Turn
Average per Warrior, Boz tops the list, but doesn't look anywhere near so dominant.
Also, "Lozenge" runs Hall of Giant.

                    BOTTOM FIVE MANAGER RECOGNITION AVERAGES
                   SEMESTER TOTAL         |       SINGLE TURN
       Manager                  Rec       |  Manager                  Rec
       -------               ------       |  -------               ------
       A-Sop                 -25.66       |  "Mr. Pink"            -60.00
       "Mr. Pink"            -25.00       |  Maddog                -58.50
       Master Darque         -21.00       |  Khyron the Black      -43.50
       Noachian              -12.50       |  "Lozenge"             -41.00
       "Repeat"              -12.00       |  Khyron the Black      -33.50
       * - Average is taken per warrior.

A-Sop kinda/sorta does worse than "Mr. Pink" (manager of Team Floyd).  Oh, yeah, and
"Repeat" keeps Sadists II in line.  For the individual turn category, "Mr. Pink" is a
full 1.5 points below Maddog and we get to see Khyron deciding he liked losing
recognition so much, he does it twice.

                       TOP FIVE CITY RECOGNITION AVERAGES
                   SEMESTER TOTAL         |       SINGLE TURN
        City                     Rec       |  City                  Rec
        ----                  ------       |  -------               ------
        ANDOR                  74.00       |  LYRATILAN              45.00
        DWES EG                52.33       |  DAL SHANG              40.00
        LAPUR                  32.66       |  DELARQ TOR             40.00
        JHANS                  32.50       |  JHELUM                 37.00
        RIZTAB                 31.35       |  SENTERN                34.00
        * - Average is taken per warrior.

Andor ended up with a nice margin for error over Dwes Eg, and way ahead of the third
place city, Lapur, yet somehow never once shows up on the Single Turn list.  In fact,
none of the top 5 total cities do.  Seems the tortoise was right after all.

                     BOTTOM FIVE CITY RECOGNITION AVERAGES
                   SEMESTER TOTAL         |       SINGLE TURN
        City                     Rec       |  City                  Rec
        ----                  ------       |  -------               ------
        KALTOS                -75.00       |  BONSUR               -110.00
        CLIFFHOME             -25.00       |  DELARQ TOR            -68.00
        CHIMLEVTAL            -21.00       |  ZUWAYZA               -62.66
        LYRATILAN             -11.00       |  CLIFFHOME             -60.00
        ROCANIS               -10.66       |  SENTERN               -56.00
        * - Average is taken per warrior.

Kaltos ends up with a bit of egg on its face by being 50 points below Cliffhome.
Similarly, Bonsur wanted to make sure to be on the bottom and did so by losing 42
more points than Delarq Tor.  Is it me, or are there an awful lot of Delarquan cities
represented here in Free Blades?

                          TOP TEN WARRIOR RECOGNITION
               TEN TURN TOTAL          |             SINGLE TURN
 Name                        ID   Rec  |  Name                        ID   Rec
 ----                   -------   ---  |  ----                   -------   ---
 CHALICE                29-3619   162  |  SCROOGE                19-3689    99
 ULTIMATE FURY          12-5020   130  |  VICTIM OF SOCIETY      55-3179    77
 AHRINGOL               33-5726    92  |  SEAN PEARSON           70-2706    62
 SMUG BUG               55-2900    89  |  PICKY URCHIN           33-3152    61
 HEL                   82-14331    77  |  MILQUETOAST            33-5313    57
 EXQUISITE CORPSE       43-3200    77  |  GRAA ROCKBROW          15-3121    53
 HARM                   57-1937    74  |  THORON                 16-4094    48
 STEVE DALLAS           33-5314    73  |  WHITE KNIGHT           58-5971    48
 ANTHRAXUS              33-5723    72  |  PANIC ATTACK            9-3624    46
 DELICIOUS              19-3506    72  |  SMUG BUG               55-2900    46

Chalice's commanding performance this past semester easily puts her at the top of the
Semester Recognition Total list.  Ultimate Fury tried to catch up, but ended up a
full 32 points shy.  Similarly, Scrooge's hoarding of 99 recognition in one turn
makes him comfortably richer than Victim of Society.  You know, there's something
that just fits about Scrooge being better off than warriors named Victim of Society
and Picky Urchin.

                         BOTTOM TEN WARRIOR RECOGNITION
               TEN TURN TOTAL          |             SINGLE TURN
 Name                        ID   Rec  |  Name                        ID   Rec
 ----                   -------   ---  |  ----                   -------   ---
 LYSEAR                  5-3972   -75  |  SCROOGE                19-3689  -152
 SUPERIOR FORCES        33-4543   -65  |  MYMID EL NAIMIS         7-4420  -110
 LOPING WOLF            56-1796   -64  |  CREED                  64-3997   -99
 IMMORTAL               49-2905   -53  |  MILQUETOAST            33-5313   -90
 GRAA ROCKBROW          15-3121   -41  |  SCARLATTI              29-3867   -79
 MADBULL                13-4198   -39  |  PENDRAGON              49-2982   -79
 BLINDFOLD SKIING       55-2408   -39  |  BRUNELLO               29-3837   -75
 VALKYRIE               17-5544   -37  |  SEAN PEARSON           70-2706   -71
 BRUNELLO               29-3837   -35  |  WHITE KNIGHT           58-5971   -68
 BLACKER                33-4445   -33  |  VALKYRIE               17-5544   -67

Lysear proved that Superior Forces wasn't quite as not only is SF on the list for
most recognition lost this semester, but he couldn't even be best at it.  Scrooge,
not content to top one list, goes for two by also losing the most recognition in a
single turn.  Quite stingy of him, I must say.

                              RULERS OF THE RING
                Turn  LORD-MARSHALL           Recognition Leader
                ----  -------------           ------------------
                339   VALKYRIE                VALKYRIE
                340   C LAETTNER              SEAN PEARSON
                341   CALIENTE                WHITE KNIGHT
                342   CALIENTE                SCROOGE
                343   CALIENTE                SCROOGE
                344   CHALICE                 SCROOGE
                345   CHALICE                 MYMID EL NAIMIS
                346   CHALICE                 CHALICE
                347   CHALICE                 CHALICE
                348   CHALICE                 CHALICE
                349   CHALICE                 CHALICE

Chalice was Lord-Marshall the longest at 6 turns (54.55% of the available turns).
Also, despite Scrooge's greediness, Chalice was Recognition Leader the most, but was
there only 36.36% of the reported turns.

                                 THE FANS SPEAK
                Popularity           This                 This Week's
          Turn  Leader               Week's Favorite      Least Favorite
          ----  ------               ---------------      --------------
          339   GROGGY DOGGY         GNU WORLD ORDER      ROCKI ROADS
          340   GROGGY DOGGY         MAGE                 ROCKI ROADS
          341   GROGGY DOGGY         GRAA ROCKBROW        ULDE STAMER
          342   GROGGY DOGGY         BRUNELLO             REDFOX
          343   GROGGY DOGGY         GREW SOME SHREW      XENOGLOSSIA
          344   GROGGY DOGGY         KURGAN DRUZE         VENRIC
          345   GROGGY DOGGY         MADBULL              BRANGUS
          346   GROGGY DOGGY         ALI GATOR            VENRIC
          347   GROGGY DOGGY         BEERBARIAN           GRAHAM
          348   GROGGY DOGGY         LORD REDMOND         LOPING WOLF
          349   GROGGY DOGGY         ULTIMATE FURY        ROCKI ROADS

The lazy canine managed a perfect run as Popularity Leader.  On the other had, we had
absolutely zero repeats as This Week's Favorite.  It's going to be hard to jump
Groggy Doggy if no one's consistent.  Of course, those on the TWLF list aren't even
close to being a threat to GD.  Especially Rocki Roads who made 3 appearances to play
veggie catcher for the crowd.  That makes for 27.27% of this report's turns.

                                POPULARITY LISTS
Most                                        Least
Popular List            ID         Score | Popular List            ID         Score
------------         -------  -----------| ------------         -------  -----------
CHALICE              29-3619         3.36| SUPERIOR FORCES      33-4543        -3.91
BLACKMYTH            11-4018         2.55| GRAHAM               29-4318        -3.36
ROCK A BYE           33-4653         2.55| BRANGUS              16-4162        -3.18
GRASSHOPPER          17-5428         2.27| PILLSBURY            17-5157        -2.55
SMUG BUG             55-2900         2.18| RISK TAKER           43-3388        -2.27
WHITE KNIGHT         58-5971         1.91| MILA                 55-29          -1.91
SCROOGE              19-3689         1.82| REDFOX               13-4197        -1.55
ZUES                 17-5434         1.55| SEVERUS SNAPE        18-7146        -1.55
CALIENTE             38-3263         1.55| TESEN                12-4211        -1.55
ASTRAL               4-4869          1.45| LOPING WOLF          56-1796        -1.45
GRAA ROCKBROW        15-3121         1.45| BLINDFOLD SKIING     55-2408        -1.45
* - Scores based off position in Most Popular/Unpopular lists and averaged per turn.

Okay, a word of explanation on the Popularity Lists: Each turn, the person at the
bottom of the 'Other Ten Most Popular Warriors' list gets 1 point.  The second to
last listed gets 2 points, and so on up to the first on the list.  No points are
awarded for TWF or Pop Leader as those get separate awards.  Then, those points are
averaged per turn to get the numbers above.  The Least Popular List works the same
way but with negative numbers.

                           THE FEARED AND THE FEARFUL
                    Turn  Most Avoided         Most Avoiding
                    ----  ------------         -------------
                    339   She-Puppy            "B.M. Bluff"
                    340   "Dr. Dolittle"       Drake
                    341   Emerald Orbs         Drake
                    342   "Kitty"              Drake
                    343   "Lord Gravedigger"   Ho Chan
                    344   "Kitty"              "B.M. Bluff"
                    345   "Kitty"              Drake
                    346   Sith                 Drake
                    347   Ho Chan              Master Darque
                    348   Darkened Pride       Rillion
                    349   Sith                 Drake

Looky, more nicknames.  "Dr. Dolittle" herds Helpless Animals, "B.M. Bluff" gives
guidance to Darkmoon and "Kitty" takes pride in Jaguar Warriors.  It looks like folks
might have some allergy problems as "Kitty" ended up the most avoided at 3 turns
(27.27% of the time).  Of course, it was yours truly doing the most avoiding (so I'm
an introvert; go away and leave me alone) with 6 turns or 54.54%.

              THE 5 LONGEST FIGHTS OF THE LAST 10 TURNS
ZUES outwaited HATHU in  16  minutes
GREW SOME SHREW was savagely defeated by ZUES in  8  minutes
ALI GATOR was savagely defeated by KOOSH BALL in  8  minutes
BEERBARIAN viciously subdued KOOSH BALL in  7  minutes
GNU WORLD ORDER viciously subdued CHALICE in  7  minutes
ROCK A BYE viciously subdued BLACKMYTH in  7  minutes
ZUES viciously subdued MAGE in  7  minutes
ASTRAL was viciously subdued by MAYHEM in  7  minutes
CHALICE slimly won victory over CALIENTE in  7  minutes
ASTRAL was viciously subdued by ZUES in  7  minutes
* - The average fight length was 1.76 minutes.

16 minutes is fairly long for an ADM fight (unless you're in the Guard where fights
have been known to last 1000s of minutes, but only during Manager's scumfest
contest).  So, that's double the runners up, showing that Zeus has the stamina to
outlast most anyone else.

              THE 5 HIGHEST FIGHT TIME TOTALS OF THE LAST 10 TURNS
                        Name                  Total Time
                        ----                  ----------
                        ZUES                      51
                        KOOSH BALL                50
                        CHALICE                   42
                        MAGE                      34
                        PENDRAGON                 31

Appropriately it was Zeus who had the most total minutes on the sands this time out
at nearly an hour of "fighting".  Koosh Ball just didn't have the bounce to make up
the last minute needed to catch our local deity.

          THE TOP 10 UPCHALLENGES
Challenger        Challenged          Rec
----------        ----------          ---
WHITE KNIGHT      SCROOGE            137 (Wow, take that whole honor and valor thing
                                         seriously, eh?)
ULTIMATE FURY     CHALICE            109 (Perhaps penultimate fury would have
                                         resulted in a slightly more sane challenge.)
CHALICE           SCROOGE            106
SCROOGE           MYMID EL NAIMIS    103 (Scrabbling for the highest challenge in yet
                                         another fit of greed.)
TYVIN             CHALICE            101
ROCK A BYE        SCROOGE             86 (Wow, Chalice and Scrooge were popular
                                         targets.)
GRAA ROCKBROW     CREED               77
MOJO-JOJO         MYMID EL NAIMIS     70
WHITE KNIGHT      BRUNELLO            65
GRAA ROCKBROW     MILQUETOAST         61

        THE WORST 10 DOWNCHALLENGES
Challenger            Victim         Rec
----------            ------         ---
CREED                 E.A.POLECAT    -63 (And you got what you deserved, to!)
VICTIM OF SOCIETY     RILLION        -39 (Hard for me to feel sorry for you, VoS,
                                         pullin' stunts like this.)
JOELEAN               BRANGUS        -30
DELICIOUS             RILLION        -27
CREED                 MIMR           -24
VICTIM OF SOCIETY     MADBULL        -21 (I think VoS & Creed need to take up diving
                                         as a hobby to get this kind of thing out of
                                         their systems.)
MELTDOWN              VENRIC         -17
WHITE KNIGHT          HARM           -16 (Well, so much for honor and valor.)
BEERBARIAN            CREED          -15 (And I got what I deserved; even if it was a
                                         dc for revenge.)
LORD REDMOND          GRAHAM         -13
* - Challenges by the Recognition Leader were excluded.
* - The average recognition difference for a challenge was 15.13 points.

A fairly impressive average challenge difference from the folks here at Free Blades.
It's nice to know some folks respect challenging competition.

                                  KILLS REPORT
Total Kills:   7 (0.63 per turn)
Manager           Kills | Warrior           ID    Kills | City                 Kills
-------           ----- | -------           ----  ----- | ----                 -----
Khyron the Black   0.50 | ZENAR          12-4043      1 | SENTERN              0.50
The Sandman        0.25 | WHITE KNIGHT   58-5971      1 | DELARQ TOR           0.50
Shadowgate         0.20 | SEAN PEARSON   70-2706      1 | ZUKAL                0.20
Rillion            0.15 | SCROOGE        19-3689      1 | NIYTYOLE ISLAND      0.18
Boz                0.14 | PARANOIA        9-4557      1 | ZUWAYZA              0.09
Coeur              0.12 | MILQUETOAST    33-5313      1 | RIZTAB               0.07
                          BLACKER        33-4445      1 |
* - Manager and city kills are average kills per warrior.

Khyron the Black gets to be 'Mr. Bloodthirsty' this semester, at nearly half a kill
per warrior.  Now if he could just get his gladiators to finish the job, I'd be
impressed.  Sentern & Delarq Tor tied for killingest city this time out and no one
warrior managed more than a single kill.

And that wraps it up for this edition of the Semester Report.  I'll see you all again
next fall.

-- Drake (Like, so totally NOT Debbie Tonte.)

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #62 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Zukal and vicinity:

     It was harder to get Veleks into the boat than Ghenis had expected.  Dead, it
might have been awkward, but alive...the little thief turned suddenly hysterical,
shrieking and weeping, trashing wildly, and begging not to be given to "the burning
eyes and flashing teeth."  Ghenis finally had to knock Veleks out so that he and
Harlund drag him into the rowboat.
     "He's nuts," Harlund growled, leaning into his oars as he drove the boat back
toward the shore.  "Burning eyes and flashing teeth.  Sounds like some kind of kid's
nightmare.  He do some kind of drugs?"
     "Veleks?  No.  He's got a few bad habits, but not drugs.  He must have seen
something real...but maybe not really what he thinks he saw."
     "He couldn't've seen something like that, not on the beach he couldn't.  There
aren't any monsters in the woods around here."  Harlund paused and looked around
uneasily, looked down into the water, which was filling with the shadows of sunset
faster than the sky was.  "Might be different if he'd been in a boat to start with,"
the beach walker muttered.  "He might've seen something over the water...."
     "Veleks can't swim and had no boat.  He was not on the water," Ghenis said
firmly.  "Besides, I found what are probably his tracks.  He was on the shore road
and left it to run toward the beach, and I do mean run--flat out.  Something
terrified him.  Veleks is no hero, but he wouldn't run without a reason."
     Harlund opened his mouth to argue further, then looked at Ghenis and shut it
again.  Smart move.
     "Just get us to shore, man.  Then I'll pay you, and you can go home.  It isn't
your problem."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis had the idea that it would have been harder, maybe impossible, to get rid
of Harlund at any time earlier in the day.  But it was sunset, and the beach walker
seemed to have a strong aversion to being out on the shore at night.  Which probably
meant that the gladiator would be wise to get himself and Veleks off the shore before
dark, too.  Besides, he didn't want to meet his henchman's "burning eyes and flashing
teeth" with Veleks on his hands either unconscious or hysterical.
     He draped the little thief over the saddle of his rented horse and glared at the
beast.  It probably wasn't a bad horse, as horses went, but neither was it
outstanding in any way--it seemed unlikely, for instance, that it would take to
carrying double.  Which meant he himself was going to have to walk.  He toyed again
with the idea of buying a horse, a really GOOD horse.  But, as at other times, he
also thought about how much it cost to keep a horse in the city, whether he was
riding it or not.  His resources weren't infinite.  And he didn't really leave the
city and NEED a horse that often, so it wouldn't be a savings, not really.
     By the time Ghenis had reached this point, a familiar one, in his thoughts, it
was twilight and he was back on the coast road, leading the horse.  He paused before
stepping out into the open.  By the evidence of the tracks, Veleks had been on the
coast road in the dark when he met his monster.  Maybe it would be better to get
under immediate cover instead of heading straight back to Zukal tonight.  He'd passed
an abandoned farmstead--courtesy of the invasion, most likely--on his way to the
beach to meet Harlund.  It wasn't any palace, but it would provide shelter and a
defensive position, and it was nearby, a mile, maybe a mile and a half away.  He set
off in that direction, crossing the road and plunging into the brush along an
overgrown track.
     The farmstead was as Ghenis remembered it, a stone house with half a roof, two
or three wooden sheds that had mostly collapsed, a cluster of unpruned fruit trees.
He led the horse right into what had been the main room of the house and dumped
Veleks onto the ground.  By the dark powers, the little thief had better have
something useful to report after all this trouble!  Veleks could sleep now, but by
morning he'd better be coherent.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Ghenis sat over the fire he'd made from scraps of lumber and watched the full
moon ride across the sky.  The night seemed long for the time of year, but that was
subjective, he knew.  It was about midnight now, with the moonlight turning the
landscape into silver and soot.  There had been owls hooting earlier, some other kind
of night birds, rustlings outside the farmhouse that had nothing to do with the wind,
but the night was silent now.  He touched the amulet he wore under his shirt,
wondering if he would see Veleks' monster tonight.  That would be...interesting.
     A howl?  There were wolves around the delta country, they'd come down out of the
hills after the invaders had devastated the area.  A chorus of howls, must be a pack.
His horse was moving restlessly.  It had a right to be uneasy, a pack of wolves was
no joke.  Ghenis wished briefly that he had a crossbow, but he didn't.  He drew his
sword and put more wood on the fire, checked to make sure that the remaining walls of
the old house would protect him from the sides and rear.
     Another howl, closer, almost a hound-like baying.  Other wolf voices answering.
Definitely a pack, hunting in the moonlight.  He touched his amulet again.  The dark
powers would not protect him if he stupidly put himself in the way of danger.  Which
he had not done tonight, he had prudently gotten off the road and taken a defensible
shelter.  With one hand on his amulet and the other on his sword, he waited.
     Shadows moved in ways that wind and trees could not account for.  They gathered
around the shell of the farmhouse; he glimpsed them through the empty doorway and the
gaps in the wall.  The shadows blinked at him with eyes that were not burning but
cold as the moon overhead.  Wolves.  Big wolves, given how far off the ground those
pale eyes were.  A lot of big wolves.  But they weren't trying to get at him.  More
kept arriving, causing an ongoing stir of shadows.  He didn't try to count them.
Didn't really want to know how many wolves there were out there.
     And then, suddenly, there was something else, with eyes of flame and a spear
tipped with icy moonlight.  Human in shape, more or less, and mounted on something
that might be a horse but probably wasn't.  It lifted a horn and blew, and the sound
was a wave of fear.
     Veleks' monster.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #60 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     "Shania is with the Eye of the West, that we are seeking?" Ashon Chang repeated.
He frowned at Herlas.  "That sounds too easy.  The Eye of the West is not where it's
supposed to be," he guessed.
     "On Kurzanica?  No, I don't think it is," Herlas agreed.  He kept a wary eye on
Rughal, which was not difficult since the ranger had a nearly-strangling grip on the
wizard's throat.  "I would guess it's somewhere on the mainland, probably in Zinaco
somewhere.  But you can't interfere!  The preservation of the Arcanum is essential,
anyone's life is nothing in the face of the disaster to be avert--"
     Rughal closed his fingers more tightly around the Fratsfan's throat, choking him
to silence.  "We don't need him anymore now, do we?" he asked almost casually.
     "He might still have his uses," Ashon Chang said slowly, and Werre nodded with
him.  "But we cannot trust him--"
     "Did we ever?" Vurand demanded.  "The thing is, we can't guard him properly
because none of us do magic.  Better just to kill him."  He took a step closer to
Herlas, who was helpless in the grip of both Rughal and Ashon Chang.  "I'll help...
strangling him is too fast, Rughal."
     "Just...?  In cold blood?" Jammies asked, swallowing hard.
     "Who says my blood is cold right now?" Vurand growled.  The Orc flexed his large
hands and bared his fangs in a hungry grin.  "Who says any of us are feeling cold
about this?  Even you, boy."
     Jammies opened his mouth to argue the point and stopped, staring at Rughal.  The
young gladiator knew himself to be average and no more in the matter of the more
esoteric martial arts as studied in Lirith Kai, but he had training enough to realize
that he was seeing something extraordinary now.  Light was emerging from the darkness
around them, swirling in a haze that shaded from gold to increasingly red, hotter and
brighter with every passing instant.  The source was Rughal, the fury was Rughal's,
and Jammies wondered if the ranger intended to kill Herlas with a manifestation of
hiu.  He backed away a couple of steps without realizing that he was doing it; there
didn't seem to be enough air to breathe so close to all that power.
     Werre pushed past the younger Adantri and forced his way toward Rughal; he
looked like he was wading against a strong current.  He grabbed Rughal's shoulder and
leaned close, saying something Jammies couldn't hear.  Rughal turned his head slowly
to look at Werre.  The ranger's face was quite calm, which Jammies found shocking.
Calm, but not really aware of anything beyond himself and Herlas.  It seemed like a
year before Rughal's eyes actually focused on Werre.  The four of them, Ashon Chang,
Herlas, Rughal, and Werre, all clustered together, were half-hidden by the steadily
thickening haze of rage, as though they were embedded in blood-colored amber.
     Beside Jammies, Vurand growled.  "They're going to let the damned wizard live, I
bet."
     Jammies shrugged uncomfortably.  "Well...I know he's no friend of ours, and he's
a wizard, and...but I don't like the idea of just killing him out of hand."
     The Orc snorted.  "That's what civilization does to people, makes you all soft!"
     Jammies opened his mouth to refute this and was knocked from his feet and half-
deafened by an explosion.  He struggled to one elbow and saw that Herlas was sprawled
on the deck, while Werre and Ashon Chang were holding Rughal backed against the low
wall of the ship's cabin.  The haze of rage and hiu was gone, but there was still
anger enough in Rughal's tense posture to alarm a sensible man.  Werre had one hand
clamped around Rughal's wrist to prevent the ranger from drawing his sword.
     "We still need him," Ashon Chang said, his voice hard.  "Without Shania, we need
him because we have no way to find the Eye of the West.  We could walk right past it
and not know."
     Rughal growled something that was barely words.
     "You watch him, then," Ashon Chang said, "and I will help sail this boat.  We
need him alive, Rughal.  He is our best tool to find Lady Shania."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 467): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 461): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 461): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): KILLIN' STU of MINIONS OF MILO (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 458): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 450): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 447): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 438): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 401): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, 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 326): NESSUS of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 306): VLADIMIR TALTOS of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): PUNCH DRUNK of WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 351): STEVE DALLAS of BLOOM COUNTY from NIYTYOLE ISLAND
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 467): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 461): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 461): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 458): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 450): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 447): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 438): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 401): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 198): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 185): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 326): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 306): FAVORITE GUYS (Obscure Source, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 351): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 464): TONY THE TIGER of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 460): BUBU of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
                           HU MI of GEN KHAN (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, mgr.)
                (turn 458): BONEY OLD BEHIND of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
                            10-11-8-15-17-14-9ST of KINDRED OF KAOS (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 457): NUTT BRITTLE of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          BILLY LILLY of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 228): NIGHTSHADE of CRYPT KNIGHTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, 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.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Most challenged?  Wow, I am flattered!  Seems everyone wants to test themselves
against the best.  Too bad for you losers that I got to pick my opponent this time
out.  The match up against Pepe Le Funk was so lopsided that I decided to make the
fight interesting for the crowd by taking a brief nap out on the sands for the first
minute and a half.  I lay there on the ground while Pepe Le Funk did his best to hurt
me.  Pepe finally woke me from my nap with a couple (seven) taps.  After I got back
up on my feet it only took a two quick swings to defend my title.  Better luck next
time, Pepe.

I am off to the tavern; remember, Rillion's buying so come on down,

Steve Dallas, Best of the Best

P.S.  Challenges went out to Raven Eyes and another one of Mojo's strikers.

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It is him, Novogrodey Vir, who spies on everybody, and I knew you didn't want 
to, like, talk about it at all.  Or listen to it, or, you know, whatever.
     I could tell you about our cloud, which was strange and not like other clouds, 
but do you want to know?  Probably not.  So I'll tell you about the fights instead, 
and I should probably be short on account of Drake giving us a semester review.  Or 
maybe not, if I think of things to say.  But, Drake, if you need a newsletter, ask!  
We've got them.  It's all in Our Chives.  (And yes, this is, like, totally a strain, 
which is why I only do it once every two weeks.)
     We had sixty-three fights, which is not as many as last time but still more than 
the other regionals, because everyone comes here instead.  And thirty-six challenge 
matches, unless I missed some, which I might have because of the umbrella blocking my 
view sometimes.  Steve Dallas got eleven challenges, which is probably the most and 
is totally hyperbolic.  It's the pizza.  And Blackest Pride was avoided by Demons of 
Darkness.  I don't know why; I guess it's a manager thing.  Nobody died, which is 
good.  If people don't die, nobody thinks the city will be destroyed, which can be, 
like, totally upsetting.  Two standbys fought.  Some fights, not many, were action 
packed, and lots and lots of fights were exciting.  At least, that's what the notes 
say.

     So here is some of the fights, which might not be the fights you want to hear 
about, but so what?  Here they are.  SAMOO (37-4630) (16-10-1,83) of DARKENED PRIDE 
fought POINTY (16-4427) (28-22-0,56) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS....  SAMOO was overpowered by 
POINTY in an exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.  Why was this fight exciting?  I 
don't know.  What is Samoo, and why?  Where did it come from?  Why doesn't Pointy 
wear a berry?  Berries are good for hiding pointy heads.
     HERMES (58-6016) (14-5-0,72) of MYTHICAL fought SAMPSA (31-4233) (17-2-2,46) of 
SOL INVICTUS.  HERMES subdued SAMPSA in an action packed 1 minute battle.  The action 
was Hermes jumping around, and the wings on his sandals flapped and stirred up clouds 
of sand.  The arenamaster complained about it, but nobody listened.  I mean, he's an 
old stick in the mud, so who listens to him?
     SWEET CHASTITY (35-504) (30-24-1,99) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE fought YAMA (82-11638) 
(12-8-0,75) of DEATH HORDE VI.  SWEET CHASTITY won victory over YAMA in an exciting 2 
minute duel.  I didn't think this was exciting, but all the ushers were screaming for 
Sweet to take it all off, and she didn't, and Yama couldn't make her do it.  So I 
guess it was exciting for some people.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (17-5-0,113) of SHADOW MOD fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-
35-5,165) of Other People.  BLACK ANDARUS was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute 
mismatched bout.  I promised Helyse I would mention this even though it wasn't 
exciting or action packed, because she won.  She likes that.
     RUNEQUEST (49-2862) (59-90-3,178) of RPG'S fought MADBULL (13-4198) (47-74-
1,165) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  RUNEQUEST was viciously subdued by MADBULL in an exciting 
1 minute gory bout.  People get excited about strange things, have you noticed that?  
Like being excited about Madbull using his horns, which I don't know why he has them, 
but why not, after all?  Maybe he's a mini-tar.
     SNAP CRACKLE PUP (49-738) (36-31-1,189) of PETS ON FIRE fought ALI GATOR (33-
5584) (26-32-1,168) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO.  SNAP CRACKLE PUP was savagely defeated 
by ALI GATOR in an exciting 2 minute conflict.  The Pup had a good rhythm going, you 
know, snap, snap, crackle, but he just couldn't keep it up, because of Ali snapping 
faster and throwing him, like, off.
     STEEL CLOTH (56-1745) (91-101-3,232) of PITT GLADIATORS fought GNU WORLD ORDER 
(16-3948) (58-52-3,223) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  STEEL CLOTH was overcome by GNU WORLD 
ORDER in an exciting 5 minute brutal conflict.  I didn't see why this one was 
exciting, on account of this is when I was talking to, well, you don't need to know 
who I was talking to, right?  I mean, it was personal.  But I missed the fight.
     KOOSH BALL (71-3536) (33-20-0,215) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought CANDYACID (1-2545) 
(68-67-1,195) of TASTE THE PAIN.  KOOSH BALL was handily defeated by CANDYACID in an 
exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.  Koosh flew into the stands, and a couple of 
bashers, I think they were from Home Guard, threw him back, but he didn't bounce, so 
Candyacid won.
     MR. TESTOSTERONE (70-1744) (38-48-4,214) of BALLROOM BLITZ fought DREHVIN (103-
34) (75-45-7,200) of Other People.  MR. TESTOSTERONE demolished DREHVIN in a 1 minute 
uneven conflict.  Mr. said that if I mentioned Helyse winning, then I had to mention 
him beating Drehvin, so I am.  Mentioning.
     BEERBARIAN (15-2865) (30-33-1,239) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought MAGE (49-2918) (63-
63-3,183) of RPG'S.  BEERBARIAN savagely defeated MAGE in an action packed 2 minute 
bloody duel.  Beerbarian threw steins!  Nines of steins.  I counted.  And they were 
full, which was, like, totally barbaric.
     And here are the challenge matches, which always seems to go faster except when 
it slows me down, because these are people who do things, and it's easier to talk 
about people who do things, sometimes.
     MELTDOWN (32-3836) (19-3-0,81) of WOLF PACK II challenged BRANGUS (16-4162) (22-
28-1,79) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 2.  MELTDOWN overpowered BRANGUS in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge duel.  But even so, Brangus didn't go back to the bottom of the 
rankings.  There are lots of people below him now, so he has to lose lots of fights 
to go back to the bottom.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (23-17-0,73) of CROC FILES challenged ROCKI ROADS (25-4365) 
(25-26-0,73) of IVERS GIRLS.  Straight across.  GRAHAM demolished ROCKI ROADS in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  I like rocky roads ice cream.  Is it the same sort 
of thing?
     RUDRA (82-5565) (12-11-1,52) of DEATH HORDE IV challenged AGRO (29-4314) (20-23-
1,59) of CROC FILES.  Up 7.  RUDRA overpowered AGRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-
sided Challenge match.  If Rudra wasn't using arrows, which the Commission says he 
shouldn't use them, why was he CARRYING arrows?  And I heard him talking about a 
Croc-skin for his quiver, too, which would make ME quiver.  I mean, that's so cruel, 
because how can you get a tan if someone takes your skin?  You have to start all over 
from the beginning, with sunburns.
     THE MADNESS (21-5214) (22-8-1,94) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged VENRIC (60-5709) 
(17-17-0,64) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Down 30.  THE MADNESS devastated VENRIC in a 1 
minute uneven Challenge bout.  I guess this is why Demons of Darkness were trying to 
avoid Blackest Pride?  I would.
     FODDERER (36-5602) (21-20-0,92) of ANARKYSTS challenged SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (53-81-2,107) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 15.  FODDERER vanquished SUPERIOR 
FORCES in an exciting 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Which must mean Superior 
isn't, but I guess being a Duplicate, which is like a carbon copy which is always 
smudgy, does that.
     CLOD PUNTER (66-3309) (30-36-3,150) of MAROON MIDGET challenged HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (104-166-2,180) of RHYME TYME.  Up 30.  CLOD PUNTER was overpowered by HOUSE 
MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  I heard somebody, I don't know who it 
was, maybe a bookie, yelling to Clod and saying something about cheese, but I didn't 
catch it.  I mean, if Clod said cheese, so what?  Is this for the PR photos?  Nine 
hours of sleep is better.
     TESSERACK (33-6641) (26-11-0,110) of SHADOW X challenged GRIMTHANE (16-3957) 
(27-30-0,126) of THE BLACKHEARTS.  Up 16.  TESSERACK overpowered GRIMTHANE in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I don't know about exciting, but this 
was really strange because of Tesserack folding up Grimthane into a, well, it was 
square but not exactly, and it made my eyes cross, and it only had one side which is 
why the fight was one-sided, I guess.
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (26-20-0,145) of SHADOWCIRCLE challenged BLINDFOLD 
SKIING (55-2408) (55-80-2,141) of BAD IDEA.  Down 4.  SHEA MAGEBORN was overcome by 
BLINDFOLD SKIING in an exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.  We TELL people about 
Blindfold running right over them, but they never believe it until it happens.  Just 
get out of the way, because he never sees you standing there, but if you move, he 
always misses.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (28-22-3,164) of LUROCIANS II challenged PILLSBURY 
(17-5157) (43-47-2,156) of NH INDUSTRIAL.  Down 8.  LORD LIGHTSPEED overpowered 
PILLSBURY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  I overpowered some sweet rolls while 
this fight was going on, well, I started overpowering some sweet rolls, anyway, which 
was kind of a sympathy thing.
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (33-36-1,154) of DEATHSGATE challenged FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) 
(97-147-3,163) of RHYME TYME.  Up 9.  MORROLAN was overcome by FRAIL WHALE in an 
exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.  There was lots of splashing, which made the 
arenamaster mad, but he's like that.  Who cares?
     THORON (16-4094) (37-46-0,180) of THE BLACKHEARTS challenged FUNNY BUNNY (55-
1862) (79-112-1,183) of RHYME TYME.  Up 3.  THORON was handily defeated by FUNNY 
BUNNY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.  The trick is that Funny has a new joke.  
There were bets about this in the office, about Funny not being able to learn a new 
joke even if someone tried to teach it to him.  So one of the scribes in the office 
said he'd try, and he did.  But I don't think Funny could learn TWO new jokes.
     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (29-11-1,162) of LUROCIANS IV challenged INCISOR (64-
3639) (53-71-4,145) of MASTICATORS.  Down 17.  LORD REDMOND savagely defeated INCISOR 
in an exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.  I thought for a minute this was a TV 
challenge, but then I saw it was an IV challenge, which is something else entirely.  
But it worked anyway, so okay.
     ANTHRAXUS (33-5723) (24-16-1,173) of DEATH HORDE challenged HEL (82-14331) (25-
24-0,181) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 8.  ANTHRAXUS was savagely defeated by HEL in a 
popular 2 minute gory Challenge duel.  You know, I keep thinking I'm getting near the 
end of this, and there keeps being more and more every time I look.  If I don't look, 
will it stop growing?
     TITAN (21-5070) (32-19-1,175) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged GORBODUC (29-3991) 
(17-6-0,106) of CRUEL BUT FAIR.  Down a bunch, um, 69.  TITAN was defeated by 
GORBODUC in an exciting 2 minute Challenge duel.  This was so exciting, one of the 
bookies fainted.  Not Carlos, one of the others.  I guess because of betting on 
Titan, which was a mistake.
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (20-11-1,153) of DSM4 challenged MILA (55-29) (48-80-
0,165) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 12.  PANIC ATTACK devastated MILA in a popular 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge bout.  I knew someone who had panic attacks once.  I mean, I once 
knew someone who had, you know, panic attacks.  He was a lifeguard at the beach, and 
he had a really great tan.
     ROCK A BYE (33-4653) (47-33-3,201) of EASTERN HORDE challenged MILQUETOAST (33-
5313) (58-38-2,194) of BLOOM COUNTY.  Down 7.  ROCK A BYE was demolished by 
MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.  The BEST toast is milque and egg 
and maybe powdered sugar, or apricot jam.  But you have to train for it.
     PARTY'S OVER (75-2179) (34-29-0,206) of EASTERN HORDE challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (35-51-0,212) of RHYME TYME.  Up 6.  PARTY'S OVER was viciously subdued by SMUG 
BUG in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.  Which I guess means the party is NOT over.  
But that's okay.  Just remember to have umbrellas in all your drinks, and you'll be 
fine.
     CREED (64-3997) (62-41-0,190) of GROOVE MERCHANTS challenged RED HUMMER (65-
5154) (47-46-3,231) of GOOD VIBRATIONS.  Up 41.  CREED overpowered RED HUMMER in a 
crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  It was the wrong tune, Red.  You 
need one that goes zum zum zummity ZUM zum.  The rhythm has to be just right.
     MALICE (15-3729) (33-24-0,189) of MISCELLANEA challenged LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) 
(83-75-4,198) of ILLFANG PACT.  Up 9.  MALICE was subdued by LUMP O'GORE in an 
exciting 3 minute Challenge bout.  What IS it with the cheese?  I mean, Swish?  Ick.  
The only good thing about Swish cheese is that it's already got holes in it so you 
can string it on, like, licorice shoe laces.
     MIMR (82-3783) (41-32-2,199) of SOL  INVICTUS challenged MICAWBER (19-3686) (36-
27-1,200) of GO TO THE DICKENS!.  Up 1.  MIMR bested MICAWBER in an exciting 1 minute 
Challenge fight.  The whole time, which was only a few seconds, so that doesn't mean 
more than once, but the whole time, Micawber kept saying that something would turn 
up, and it did.  Mimr turned up.
     WWW.QUAM.COM (82-4467) (29-31-4,191) of EASTERN HORDE 2 challenged GROGGY DOGGY 
(55-223) (107-168-0,198) of RHYME TYME.  Up 7.  WWW.QUAM.COM overpowered GROGGY DOGGY 
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  But when I put it on my spider, you know, 
the web-thingee, nothing happens.  Why is that?
     MYMID EL NAIMIS (7-4420) (52-18-1,188) of THE DANGER DOGS challenged BLACKER 
(33-4445) (58-80-3,210) of HOMES.  Up 22.  MYMID EL NAIMIS overpowered BLACKER in a 2 
minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.  There was, you know, grue everywhere.  So 
I want to remind Blacker that grue on a black robe will stain if you don't rinse it 
out quick in cold water.  Even if you think you can't see the stains, it makes the 
robe all icky.
     TESEN (12-4211) (37-30-1,209) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged CHAOS LICH (15-
4132) (36-21-0,199) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  Down 10.  TESEN was overcome by CHAOS LICH 
in an action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.  I thought a chaos lich was, like, a 
demon of darkness, too?
     NIRFAUNA (16-4214) (28-45-3,186) of HELPLESS ANIMALS challenged TRASH QUAM (19-
3751) (27-21-2,201) of EASTERN HORDE 3.  Up 15.  NIRFAUNA savagely defeated TRASH 
QUAM in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.  Well, of course.  Trash, you 
know.  This is going on for ever and ever, and I'm getting tired.  I'm going to have 
to stop soon, so I guess I should talk faster, right?
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (44-24-3,223) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q challenged PENDRAGON (49-
2982) (82-66-0,280) of RPG'S.  Up 57.  E.A.POLECAT was bested by PENDRAGON in a crowd 
pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.  Well, you know, what did E.A. expect, huh?  
It's like poking a stick at a dragon in a cage, not that anyone puts dragons in 
cages, but the principle is the same.
     MOJO-JOJO (12-3867) (43-35-1,228) of EASTERN HORDE challenged DR. SCUM (15-1968) 
(43-44-2,230) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q.  Up 2.  MOJO-JOJO was subdued by DR. SCUM in a 1 
minute Challenge match.  Which is a strange fight, and I think it should have been 
exciting, on account of Dr. Scum winning so fast.  I mean, this is not, you know, 
regular.
     NIGHTSTALKER (82-5868) (34-10-0,214) of MAGIC 303 challenged AZREAL ELS III (4-
4482) (24-14-2,216) of EASTERN HORDE.  Up 2.  NIGHTSTALKER was overpowered by AZREAL 
ELS III in a 1 minute Challenge melee.  Because it was day, I suppose.  Maybe 
Nightstalker needs a dark arena to fight in?
     WHITE KNIGHT (58-5971) (53-41-2,214) of CRUSADE challenged RAVEN EYES (12-2709) 
(61-75-0,236) of SWEET MAGIC.  Up 22.  WHITE KNIGHT slimly won victory over RAVEN 
EYES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.  I'm confused about this White Knight stuff.  
Shouldn't there be knights of other colors, too?  I mean, white is so bland.  It's, 
like, boring.
     And seven TV challenges, which is more than Darkholm has been using.  So ha!
     JOELEAN (97-903) (9-9-4,48) of IVER'S GIRLS TV challenged LOPING WOLF (56-1796) 
(49-88-0,65) of REDHORSE.  Up 17.  JOELEAN was viciously subdued by LOPING WOLF in a 
1 minute Challenge melee.  That's because Joelean was slow at the door, and you know 
how it is when the wolf is at the door.
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (11-2-1,127) of DSM4 TV challenged DESECRATION (21-4392) (22-
12-2,129) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  Up 2.  PARANOIA was overpowered by DESECRATION in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  And what is, they're all out to GET Paranoia.  I 
can tell.
     AHRINGOL (33-5726) (21-11-0,179) of DEATH HORDE TV challenged RILLION (36-5545) 
(27-12-1,185) of THE CHADS.  Up 6.  AHRINGOL devastated RILLION in a crowd pleasing 2 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  This is, you know, Ahringol tW, which is why he 
didn't kill Rillion tW.  Otherwise maybe he would, don't you think?  Or is it too 
late at night for thinking?  It might be.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (38-13-0,204) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS TV challenged PEPE LE 
FUNK (60-4570) (32-26-1,206) of EASTERN HORDE.  Up 2.  DREAM WARRIOR defeated PEPE LE 
FUNK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.  It was, you know, like a dream or 
something.  Did it really happen?
     BANKRUPT (71-3786) (35-12-0,199) of SHADOW GOLD TV challenged SEVERUS SNAPE (18-
7146) (29-18-0,201) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN.  Up 2.  BANKRUPT unbelievably bested SEVERUS 
SNAPE in a popular 8 minute Challenge contest.  This was the longest fight, but not 
very.  That's because the creditors were all waiting, and Bankrupt had to leave in a 
hurry.
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (38-30-0,243) of DARKMOON TV challenged FERRET INFERNO (49-
361) (37-27-2,249) of PETS ON FIRE.  Up 6.  WOUNDWORT overcame FERRET INFERNO in a 
popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge match.  I wondered why Woundwort went out with a 
fire extinguisher!  That was totally sneaky and, you know, wet.  Or whatever.  I 
guess maybe not water.
     ULTIMATE FURY (12-5020) (23-9-1,251) of LUROCIANS IV TV challenged SCARLATTI 
(29-3867) (57-31-2,315) of CRUEL BUT FAIR.  Up 64.  ULTIMATE FURY devastated 
SCARLATTI in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Which just SHOWS that Ultimate 
Fury really IS.
     And for the title of being Lord Marshall:  BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (48-28-0,261) of 
SHADOWS challenged STEVE DALLAS (33-5314) (62-30-0,301) of BLOOM COUNTY.  Down 61 and 
the loser buys the pizza.  BLACKMYTH viciously subdued STEVE DALLAS in a popular 4 
minute Challenge Title duel.  Congratulations, somebody.  And then he said ANCHOVIES 
on the pizza.  And pineapple, too.  I need an umbrella with a drink under it.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           49  28  0  285  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           83  66  0  298  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       24   9  1  277  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
-JOE SCHMOE 82-1888          29  14  3  275  EASTERN HORDE (993)        DWES EG
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            70  46  0  255  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           39  30  0  254  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 BEERBARIAN 15-2865          31  33  1  243  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 DUBIJN 64-4092              34   8  0  241  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            44  44  2  239  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  48  4  239  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       25  14  2  239  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     59  52  3  231  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 NEMESIS 4-5115              43   8  0  223  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            36  51  0  223  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        54  41  2  220  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      78  57  4  216  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CANDYACID 1-2545            69  67  1  216  TASTE THE PAIN (955)       MORDANT
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         59  38  2  215  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       39  13  0  213  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          37  21  0  212  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            36  12  0  212  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 MIMR 82-3783                42  32  2  211  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          38  23  2  210  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         84  75  4  209  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 CREED 64-3997               63  41  0  209  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      53  18  1  205  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570        32  27  1  205  EASTERN HORDE (983)        ARADI
 WWW.QUAM.COM 82-4467        30  31  4  205  EASTERN HORDE 2 (994)      DWES EG
 NIRFAUNA 16-4214            29  45  3  204  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 ELRORAN 12-4386             39  26  2  203  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  25  1  203  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       29  19  0  203  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 AHRINGOL 33-5726            22  11  0  203  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         44  25  3  202  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        62  31  0  201  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         91 102  3  200  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          61  76  0  199  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           49  46  1  199  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           45  35  1  199  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 TESEN 12-4211               37  31  1  199  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  28  19  0  199  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       37  28  2  197  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MICAWBER 19-3686            36  28  1  197  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          35  18  0  196  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
-PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  46  22  1  195  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           43  36  1  195  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        34  30  0  195  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           57  32  2  194  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 NIGHTSTALKER 82-5868        34  11  0  194  MAGIC 303 (996)            DWES EG
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         80 112  1  193  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 BLACKER 33-4445             58  81  3  193  HOMES (682)                NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ROCK A BYE 33-4653          47  34  3  192  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     45  39  2  192  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          53  84  1  191  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  47  3  191  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 MALICE 15-3729              33  25  0  191  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
 HEL 82-14331                26  24  0  191  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           27  32  1  190  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 XERXES 67-2429              37  33  2  189  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 TRASH QUAM 19-3751          27  22  2  189  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 ROYLAND 56-3380             51  41  0  188  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          33  21  0  188  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 RISK TAKER 43-3388          42  37  1  187  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      21  16  0  187  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      33  26  0  185  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        107 169  0  184  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         105 166  2  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 TRAVELLER 49-2866           67  69  2  183  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 TYVIN 60-5382               41  32  0  183  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 MAGE 49-2918                63  64  3  182  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MELKOR 13-1821              30  11  0  182  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MADBULL 13-4198             48  74  1  180  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          38  36  0  180  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 RILLION 36-5545             27  13  1  175  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 REDFOX 13-4197              40  54  0  173  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     36  32  1  173  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 JULIUS 64-3641              64  69  2  172  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     29  22  3  172  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           24  17  1  172  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THORON 16-4094              37  47  0  171  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 KELOS 55-30                 51  73  3  170  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         21  11  1  170  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 D 82-44                     21  10  0  169  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
-FORBIDDEN DONUT 16-4788     20  20  1  168  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968         98 147  3  167  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 RUNEQUEST 49-2862           59  91  3  166  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        30  11  1  166  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      39  23  1  157  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
 GORBODUC 29-3991            18   6  0  156  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    56  80  2  154  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
 IMMORTAL 49-2905            46  82  1  153  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MILA 55-29                  48  81  0  152  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 MORROLAN 7-4400             33  37  1  151  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 INCISOR 64-3639             53  72  4  150  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 PILLSBURY 17-5157           43  48  2  150  NH INDUSTRIAL (913)        ALJAFIR
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  37  3  148  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 DESECRATION 21-4392         23  12  2  144  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 TITAN 21-5070               32  20  1  141  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-CATATONIC 9-4649            27  15  0  141  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       26  21  0  141  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
-LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    27  16  0  132  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 TESSERACK 33-6641           27  11  0  129  SHADOW X (980)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           27  26  0  126  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        29  17  1  123  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 PARANOIA 9-4557             11   3  1  121  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       17   6  0  119  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 FODDERER 36-5602            22  20  0  113  ANARKYSTS (806)            JHANS
 GRIMTHANE 16-3957           27  31  0  112  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       31  24  1  101  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        14   7  1  100  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
-SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       17   2  0   99  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         23   8  1   96  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-LAYTOOS 60-5693             27  18  0   94  SHAVE MY POODLE (984)      ARADI
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            20   3  0   91  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     53  82  2   90  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ZENAR 12-4043               18  18  1   88  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        16   3  0   87  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 POINTY 16-4427              29  22  0   84  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRAHAM 29-4318              24  17  0   83  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 YAMA 82-11638               12   9  0   81  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
-DARK VANITY 15-4338         22   9  2   79  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 HERMES 58-6016              15   5  0   79  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 BRANGUS 16-4162             22  29  1   74  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
-JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       19   1  1   73  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         50  88  0   67  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 RUDRA 82-5565               13  11  1   67  DEATH HORDE IV (995)       DWES EG
 VENRIC 60-5709              17  18  0   66  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  27  0   65  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
-CATASTROPHIC 29-4205        17  12  0   62  RAGE OF ANGELS (924)       LAPUR
-PYROMANIAC 9-4434           18  11  1   61  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 SAMOO 37-4630               16  11  1   61  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 SAMPSA 31-4233              17   3  2   51  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  12  0   50  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-PSYCHOSIS 9-4650            11   2  1   47  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 JOELEAN 97-903               9  10  4   47  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
 AGRO 29-4314                20  24  1   46  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Rillion -- You keep living in your fantasy world, little one.  The only way you will
ever pass me in the rankings is if I quit and give my team to you to butcher the
record.  The only warriors you have that can beat any of mine are the very same
warriors I was pounding with my first crop of warriors here a couple of years ago.
By your count the overall record now is 26-7 overall and 25-4 arena, my favor,
correct? -- Sylvester "I own you" Frothingslosh

Cosmo -- Welcome back? to Free Blades! -- Sylvester

Manager -- Excuses, excuses.  If you want to show you are incapable of contributing
to this arena on a regular basis as a protest, go right ahead. -- Rillion

Sylvester -- 'Cause Sir Boyd isn't willing to put his money where his mouth is.  I
may shoot my mouth off but at least I show up to take the beating. -- Rillion
P.S.  Another for you, 26-7, sigh.

Ultimate Fury -- Hmm, you're faster then I expected.  Congratulations on the
knockdown, not much of a contest when that happens so quickly. -- Milquetoast

Melkor -- That was not a very smart challenge, you been taking advice from Rillion or
something? -- Tesen

Hindenbird -- Congratulations, seems my manager is incapable of picking good
challenges. -- Severus Snape

Brangus -- Thank you!  I was afraid I was going to go on a prolonged winning streak
there for a while.  Fortunately Rillion knows how to pick challenges his warriors
can't win. -- Venric

The Madness -- Hmm, madness must have effected Rillion when picking out challenges
this turn. -- Hermes

     Is this all, like, some kind of hint?

Azreal -- Well done.  Must be nice to fight for a smart manager. -- Elroran

Gorboduc -- Congratulations!  It is obvious your manager knows what he is doing. --
Zenar

Beerbarian -- I knew I was in trouble when I realized I was standing between you and
the beer seller when the fight began.  I blame Rillion since he told me where to
stand. -- Tyvin

Wow, one 3-7 turn and my warriors turn on me.  What a bunch of ingrates!  Doesn't
anyone on my team have anything nice to say about me? -- Rillion

Rillion -- I think you are the best! -- Rillion tW

TGG -- Damn, you are ahead of me now.  Time to get serious again. -- Rillion

Shadowgate -- A few more turns like the last one and I'll be the one dropping to the
right side of the newsletter.  I guess the race to 55 isn't going to be over as
quickly as I had hoped. -- Rillion

Titan -- I'm glad I won that, because it would have been terribly embarrassing not
to.  I suppose you have tourney fights that don't show?  Or else why are you ranked
so high? -- Moonjumper

Venric -- I don't know why you were made to feel pain.  Perhaps your manager is a
sadist? -- Brangus
P.S.  Or there may have been some idea that if you could feel pain, you would attempt
to avoid it, by fighting better.

Thoron -- Not today, I've got a date. -- Raven Eyes, in a hurry
P.S.  Actually, no, I couldn't see your black heart.  If it is black, which seems
moderately unlikely.

Blacker -- Oh, damn, I HATE dying. -- Redfox
P.S.  And on my feet, too.  You could have given me a chance to fall down, you know.

Crypt Keeper -- Keep your crypt, I don't want it. -- Madbull

Debby -- If I didn't use my hands, I probably wouldn't win, so the issue is moot. --
Moonjumper

     Oh.  I'm glad you explained that.  Moot, huh?

Debby -- Maybe we should slip the word to Desiree, who keeps commenting on the dearth
of TV challenges in Darkholm, that they're all over here. -- Jorja
P.S.  After all, who'd want to go to Darkholm when they could be in Free Blades?
P.P.S.  And we could tell the people in Andorak that the personals are all here, too.

     Would they care?  Would they all come here and try to get the best seats?

Royland -- I suppose the apology does you credit, but why, then, does Debby insist
that you're vicious?  There is an inconsistency here, or else a very sneaky policy.
-- Moonjumper

     He's vicious and sneaky.

Mymid El Naimis -- Sorry about killing you like that, but what's death like?  I mean
are you kind of groping around in the dark until you hear Sheila Greywand's voice
saying, "Come to the light"?  At least you're immortal and come back for more.  I
remember my first kill back in Lapur.  I was a young buck then eager for a
Duelmastership.  A good stepping stone was this 49 fight veteran named Twist.  I
challenged him and didn't try anything particularly deadly.  I killed him dead.  Man
did I feel guilty!  The next turn the manager DA'd the rest of his team and was never
seen again and I took the Duelmastership.  I've never stopped feeling guilty about
that one--but hey! that's how it works.  Thanks for letting me vent. -- Scarlatti

Lump O'Gore -- Yikes!  I barely made it through that one.  And with a skill too! --
Woundwort

White Knight -- Solidly done.  I don't think that there was anything more I could
have done. -- Mimr

Koosh Ball -- You keep getting tougher to beat, don't ya?  My stablemate, Mimr, said
that I would be able to put you down and keep you there.  Was he ever misinformed! --
Beag Magda

Lima Bean Flambe -- I guess you've got me all figured out.  My teammates ought to be
a different story though. -- Artemisia

Meltdown -- Even though I lose, I think it was a close one.  Are you planning on a
strong showing in the freshmen class at the summer F2F? -- Sampsa

Woundwort -- Sure an' that was a comeback, laddie--but ye'd best mind your first
minute in future fights.  Ye all but lost it.  And as for the handshake at the end,
leave off the joy buzzer!  If your opponent is vertical and sufficiently conscious to
shake your hand, the graceful thing to do is to leave him in that condition!  That
thing nearly stopped my heart!  Skaganny! -- Lump o'Gore

Yama -- I hope you enjoy that master rating.  I am an excellent teacher; you are an
adequate student. -- Loping Wolf

Smug Bug -- You're too kind.  It was an honorable fight I suppose, but well fought?
I think not.  I don't know where my attention was but it wasn't on the fight. --
Royland
P.S.  Your aim is very good.

Severus Snape -- I stand corrected, then.  I didn't know that about wit and parry
skills. -- Royland

Micawber -- They reattached my arm.  I hate when things get cut off, don't you?
Anyway I guess that was a well-struck blow although it's hard to think of it that
way. -- Kelos

Peter People-Eater -- I'm glad I'm not a Peter Person.  Even as a Mila Person, I had
a pretty rough time of it.  I don't think I want to fight you again. -- Mila

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

30 May 2003
Duelmasters Friends and Friendly Foes -- I am returning to the United States for the
summer.  Please direct any Snailmail to:
     Devon Hagy
     Open Skies Ministries
     Att: Hammer
     1515 E 7th St
     Okmulgee, OK 74447
     USA
Bro De is the founder and president of Open Skies Ministries [Prison Ministry] and a
newcomer to the world of Duelmasters. We minister together when I am in the area.
See you on the sands!
-- Daryl P Holloman aka Hammer
Flower Hammerz DM 28
Casino Hammerz DM 33
Fish Hammerz DM 54

3 June 2003
     The Company of Brothers want to take this opportunity to formally introduce
ourselves to all players.  Our play is NOT based on smack, rudeness, or anything less
than fair play (well...as fair as it gets!) and improving the knowledge base of the
game and the sharing of experimentation and information.  We are not concerned with
personal politics, ideals, etc.  We are players who enjoy the game.
     Currently, our membership includes:
     Asmo Dius, Baphomet, and Fahkry.
     We wish to welcome our newest member...Suiside.  May the gods smile upon you and
victory rest well on your team.  Any who wish to join us may contact one of our
members for info.

4 June 2003
                 ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
     The last Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse was one of the closest and most exciting
contests ever held in Alastari.  Such an epic demands a sequel.  Therefore, Master
Darque and Jack Wolfspider are pleased to announce the return of the Stormcrowe
Slaughterhouse.
     Where?  Stormcrowe DM 45 (slow).  When?  The Slaughterhouse returns on Turn 207,
due August 19.  How can you get into the action?  Bring a team (one per entrant
please) to arena 45 and announce your intention to join the contest in the Personals.
     Rules:  This time around the rules are very simple.  Each warrior win against a
higher rated opponent (one or more points higher in the ratings) brings you 10
points, against even rated opponent 7 points, lower rated 5 points.  Wins against
NPCs or by a warrior who downchallenges are worth 0 points.  Points are doubled for
kills.  All warriors in the arena whether participating in the Slaughterhouse or not
are fair game.  Points are totaled weekly, and the contestant whose team has racked
up the most points at the end of 10 turns is declared Slaughterhouse Champion.
     Prizes:  To be announced; we're still talking with RSI about it.  Figure it will
be something pretty good.  But hey, who needs prizes when the honor of being
Slaughterhouse Champion awaits!
     More info:  Master Darque, MasterDarqueDM@aol.com, or Jack Wolfspider,
russtulp@aol.com.  Or diplo Darque Forces (428) or Dynastic (433) in Arena 45.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ULTIMATE FURY devastated SCARLATTI in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WOUNDWORT overcame FERRET INFERNO in a popular 1 minute gruesome Challenge match.
BANKRUPT unbelievably bested SEVERUS SNAPE in a popular 8 minute Challenge contest.
DREAM WARRIOR defeated PEPE LE FUNK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
AHRINGOL devastated RILLION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
PARANOIA was overpowered by DESECRATION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
JOELEAN was viciously subdued by LOPING WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
WHITE KNIGHT slimly won victory over RAVEN EYES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BLACKMYTH viciously subdued STEVE DALLAS in a popular 4 minute Challenge Title duel.
NIGHTSTALKER was overpowered by AZREAL ELS III in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
MOJO-JOJO was subdued by DR. SCUM in a 1 minute Challenge match.
E.A.POLECAT was bested by PENDRAGON in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge conflict.
NIRFAUNA savagely defeated TRASH QUAM in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
TESEN was overcome by CHAOS LICH in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MYMID EL NAIMIS overpowered BLACKER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven Challenge struggle.
WWW.QUAM.COM overpowered GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MIMR bested MICAWBER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
MALICE was subdued by LUMP O'GORE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge bout.
CREED overpowered RED HUMMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PARTY'S OVER was viciously subdued by SMUG BUG in a popular 2 minute Challenge bout.
ROCK A BYE was demolished by MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
PANIC ATTACK devastated MILA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
TITAN was defeated by GORBODUC in a exciting 2 minute Challenge duel.
ANTHRAXUS was savagely defeated by HEL in a popular 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
LORD REDMOND savagely defeated INCISOR in a exciting 2 minute Challenge melee.
THORON was handily defeated by FUNNY BUNNY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
MORROLAN was overcome by FRAIL WHALE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge duel.
LORD LIGHTSPEED overpowered PILLSBURY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SHEA MAGEBORN was overcome by BLINDFOLD SKIING in a exciting 6 minute Challenge fight.
TESSERACK overpowered GRIMTHANE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CLOD PUNTER was overpowered by HOUSE MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
FODDERER vanquished SUPERIOR FORCES in a exciting 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE MADNESS devastated VENRIC in a 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
RUDRA overpowered AGRO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRAHAM demolished ROCKI ROADS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
MELTDOWN overpowered BRANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
DUBIJN handily defeated TRAVELLER in a 2 minute mismatched match.
HINDENBIRD was vanquished by VALKYRIE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
BEERBARIAN savagely defeated MAGE in a action packed 2 minute bloody duel.
MR. TESTOSTERONE demolished DREHVIN in a 1 minute uneven conflict.
KOOSH BALL was handily defeated by CANDYACID in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
STEEL CLOTH was overcome by GNU WORLD ORDER in a exciting 5 minute brutal conflict.
BLADE RUNNER # overpowered GREW SOME SHREW in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DARK OMEGA was overpowered by MOONRACER in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven bout.
RISK TAKER lost to TRY ME NOW in a 2 minute match.
SNAP CRACKLE PUP was savagely defeated by ALI GATOR in a exciting 2 minute conflict.
NEMESIS demolished ROYLAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEAG MAGDA devastated XERXES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ELRORAN subdued MELKOR in a 2 minute battle.
NIGHTIE KNIGHT was devastated by JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TOUCH MY MONK, EH? narrowly defeated MOONJUMPER in a crowd pleasing 5 minute contest.
TRYURLUCK overpowered JULIUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched duel.
TYVIN luckily beat KELOS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
RUNEQUEST was viciously subdued by MADBULL in a exciting 1 minute gory bout.
NEBUCHADNEZZER won victory over REDFOX in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal match.
D handily defeated ARTEMISIA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLACK ANDARUS was overpowered by HELYSE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
IMMORTAL demolished CRYPT KEEPER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE BIG MEOW was savagely defeated by HAYSEED X-IV in a popular 3 minute gory fight.
SWEET CHASTITY won victory over YAMA in a exciting 2 minute duel.
HERMES subdued SAMPSA in a action packed 1 minute battle.
SAMOO was overpowered by POINTY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR was vanquished by ZENAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  38         PARRY-LUNGE       44 -  35 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         LUNGING ATTACK   177 - 153 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 14         WALL OF STEEL     71 -  64 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     12         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  34 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  55 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        45 -  52 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   64 -  78 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  18 -  0      38  |

Turn 352 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  9         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK    23 - 15     AIMED BLOW         3 -  7         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  5     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      8 -  7     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BLACKMYTH 11-4018          49  28  0  285 SHADOWS (960)
PARRY-LUNGE      PENDRAGON 49-2982          83  66  0  298 RPG'S (657)
AIMED BLOW       VALKYRIE 17-5544           70  46  0  255 ARCTIC GUARDS (888)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. SCUM 15-1968           44  44  2  239 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)
WALL OF STEEL    MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744   39  48  4  239 BALLROOM BLITZ (399)
STRIKING ATTACK  AZREAL ELS III 4-4482      25  14  2  239 EASTERN HORDE (975)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544     78  57  4  216 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CANDYACID 1-2545           69  67  1  216 TASTE THE PAIN (955)
BASHING ATTACK   WWW.QUAM.COM 82-4467       30  31  4  205 EASTERN HORDE 2 (994)
PARRY-STRIKE     HINDENBIRD 49-1277         35  18  0  196 PETS ON FIRE (1001)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLINDFOLD 
SKIING 55-2408, STEEL CLOTH 56-1745, MOONJUMPER 16-3062, BLACKMYTH 11-4018, HAYSEED 
X-IV 82-6120, NIRFAUNA 16-4214, PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570, E.A.POLECAT 15-2644, HEL 
82-14331, and TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112.

The least popular fighter this week was NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146, BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783, ARTEMISIA 12-5096, 
HINDENBIRD 49-1277, BRANGUS 16-4162, ROCKI ROADS 25-4365, PILLSBURY 17-5157, MILA 
55-29, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, and MOJO-JOJO 12-3867.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CANDYACID 1-2545            69  67  1  216  TASTE THE PAIN (955)       MORDANT
 AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       25  14  2  239  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      53  18  1  205  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         21  11  1  170  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           49  28  0  285  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       24   9  1  277  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         84  75  4  209  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 BEERBARIAN 15-2865          31  33  1  243  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     59  52  3  231  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            70  46  0  255  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       29  19  0  203  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 MICAWBER 19-3686            36  28  1  197  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          38  36  0  180  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  12  0   50  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  27  0   65  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           57  32  2  194  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              17   3  2   51  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            20   3  0   91  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      78  57  4  216  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       31  24  1  101  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             27  13  1  175  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               16  11  1   61  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 RISK TAKER 43-3388          42  37  1  187  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       39  13  0  213  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           83  66  0  298  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  25  1  203  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            36  51  0  223  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         91 102  3  200  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        54  41  2  220  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570        32  27  1  205  EASTERN HORDE (983)        ARADI
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           49  46  1  199  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DUBIJN 64-4092              34   8  0  241  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  47  3  191  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  37  3  148  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 XERXES 67-2429              37  33  2  189  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  48  4  239  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            36  12  0  212  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        34  30  0  195  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 MIMR 82-3783                42  32  2  211  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903               9  10  4   47  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 13 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                            STRYSON (12-1368) SHADOW LORDS
                              STEFEN (15-2052) WILD BOYS
                         FROG SLAYER (21-4021) THE GUARDIANS
                       VICTOR CALDERONE (60-5223) CLUB CULTURE
                          TYBALT (62-3696) GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
                         WESTON (65-5719) SUPERIOR FORCES 4I
                            FOGGY (72-4595) DARQUE FORCES
                              NORAF (82-3856) ENVENOMED
                          CHEOPS (82-4451) LEGENDS OF EGYPT
                      THE SCREAMING FANS (82-6495) WHY I PLAY DM
                            CRAB (82-11880) 4-LETTER STDS
                         BRAND (82-13289) TOADS OF AMBER III
                        SHERRI (82-15114) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201

                                          -- Green Eyes