ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 06/26/2003    Duedate: 07/09/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-353

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       131   44  3 74.9      DEATHSGATE 7/977                      
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                      13-DEATH HORDE 33/952    175  164  8 51.6
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       EASTERN HORDE 82/993                  
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       EASTERN HORDE 4/975                   
  2 CRUEL BUT FAI 29/892   72   35  2 67.3      EASTERN HORDE 2 82/994                
    GO TO THE DICKENS! 19/891                   EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
  3 DSM4 9/461            435  265  6 62.1      EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
    RAGE OF ANGELS 29/924                       DEATH HORDE IV 82/995                 
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    SHAVE MY POODLE 60/984                      EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
    MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL 77/852                  DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                 
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                          EASTERN HORDE 60/983                  
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                         14-PHILANTHROPI 35/1011  169  160  4 51.4
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 15 ANARKYSTS 36/806      210  227  1 48.1
  4 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1264  843 17 60.0      THE BLACKHEARTS 16/788                
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     GOOD VIBRATIONS 65/805                
  5 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    15   10  0 60.0      MAROON MIDGET 66/807                  
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    IVERS GIRLS 25/965                    
  6-HALL OF GIANT 12/885  315  221  9 58.8      IVER'S GIRLS 97/971                   
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                 16 DARKMOON 12/911        70   83  1 45.8
  7 MISFIT TOYS 50/921    152  111  1 57.8      SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                     17 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  217  261  9 45.4
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                     18 GIGABLOOD 43/860      104  126  0 45.2
    2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013                   GRAVEYARD GLORY 15/936                
  8 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    60   44  2 57.7      MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                         NH INDUSTRIAL 17/913                  
  9 PETS ON FIRE 49/1001   16   12  0 57.1   19 RHYME TYME 55/397     101  136  0 42.6
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                20 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399   96  132  2 42.1
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
 10 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    30   25  0 54.5   21 RPG'S 49/657          929 1296 18 41.8
    TASTE THE PAIN 1/955                        MASTICATORS 64/442                    
    HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                      HOMES 33/682                          
    CRADLE OF FILTH 43/966                      BAD IDEA 55/672                       
 11 MYTHICAL 58/779       374  319  5 54.0   22 UNDER DURESS 64/743   656  949  9 40.9
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                   23 REDHORSE 56/823       158  259  1 37.9
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    THE CHADS 36/946                            ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900              24 CROC FILES 29/951      11   22  0 33.3
    WILD BOYS 15/1012                        25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    350  803  4 30.4
 12 SHADOWS 11/960         70   62  2 53.0      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                           PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                       26-THE HASTINGS 97/1010    3    9  0 25.0
    SHADOW X 33/980                             GENOCIDE III 72/1007                  
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                         HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                       HELTER SKELTER 1/1003                 
    CRUSADE 58/894                              HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                         HELTER SKELTER 72/1008                
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                             VIRTUAL INSANITY 72/1006              
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     GENOCIDE III 82/1009                  

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
    MAGIC 303 82/996                      

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #63 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     With all the snow of the winter just past, the lake was higher than usual.  At
least two feet higher, Spymaster Torric guessed, looking at the water that now stood
waist high in the doorway of the old arena records building.  He hadn't liked going
in there to hunt for old records when the water was barely up to his knees.  Now...
no.  No way he was going in there; anything could be hidden by that dark water.
     "What idiot made the decision to leave the records down there, anyway?" Jorja,
manager of Sweet Magic, asked.  "It's so stupid!"
     Torric shrugged.  "Gladiators and managers don't have the copyright on stupid,"
he said mildly.  "I'm not sure if it was Arenamaster Rillion or First Citizen Makrok
who made the decision, but the other one concurred in it."
     "Sounds like maybe the both had something to hide," Garfield, manager of Arena
Felines, murmured.  "I wonder what?"
     "Don't we all," Torric responded.  That Rillion tA and Makrok should have a
secret they had succeeded in hiding offended him.  He was supposed to be able to find
things out, and so far he hadn't scratched the surface on that.
     "Are the records even THERE?" Garfield asked.  "Maybe Rillion tA just said
they're stored down here to keep you from finding out that they're gone."
     "They were here a little while ago."  Torric frowned.  "Four years?  Five?
Something like that, I think--but I know the records still existed back then,
whenever, because I consulted them to find out about the earliest teams here.  For
Sleepy, that was.  Then something came up--the invasion, I think?  Anyway, I didn't
go back.  But--"  He jumped as a crazy howl floated over the water.  "I hate coming
here so late in the day," he muttered, glancing anxiously to the west.  The sun was
slipping behind a bank of clouds.
     "If somebody's messing around in the records storage, late in the day is the
time to watch for him.  Be glad we can't see in the dark and watch after sunset!"
Jorja advised.
     "Huh.  I wish now I hadn't mentioned that Jaguar saw someone down this way."
Garfield eyed the dark water with disfavor.  "Better I should have stayed at the
guildhouse and whacked him a couple of times for wandering around where he shouldn't
be."
     The howl came again, from far out over the lake.  A chorus, several voices
saluting the coming night.
     "Loons," Torric said uneasily.  "We always have some loons on this lake.
Horrible birds."
     "It sounds more like wolves to me," Jorja countered, "or even hounds."
     "Not on the lake!"
     "I know, but--"
     Another chorus of howls, this time accompanied by a deep-throated hunting horn.
     "It IS hounds!"  Garfield backed up a couple of steps.  "I don't like dogs."
     "And I don't like anything that can hunt on the surface of the lake," Jorja
agreed.  She backed up with him.  Spymaster Torric was already behind them and edging
farther back.  "But I'd like to know what it is."
     "It's us cats that are supposed to be curious," Garfield reminded her.
     "Yeah, but it kills you cats.  Don't want that--who'd I have to talk to?"  She
stiffened, staring out over the water intently.  With the sun sinking into the clouds
and the forest shadowing the lake anyway, it was hard to be sure, but she thought
something--bigger than any water bird--was moving out there.
     The horn blew once more, a long note with more chilling menace in it than
anything either manager had heard.  The horn call was backed by the baying of the
unnatural pack.  The twilight took the shape of a pack of tall hounds and three lean
horsemen sweeping forward across the glassy surface of the water.
     "They're headed for the old records building," Garfield noted in a steady voice.
"I don't think I want to hang around to welcome them."
     "Right."  Jorja joined his retreat.  She shivered a little in the night air.
"This calls for strong drink in a warm, crowded tavern."

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #64 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     The sun was low in the sky, less than an hour from setting, Fist of Kjarran
calculated.  He glanced at his companions, a hastily assembled group of gladiators
from Murska and hunters from Ibizond.  They had all heard of the killer that stalked
this stretch of road at night--Cadal had insisted on telling them, just to make sure
they all knew, which Fist thought was a mistake--and they were nervous.  Well, it was
time for them to turn back, and their numbers should protect them from attack.
Cadal, with Aghatamar and Zilla, were somewhere ahead, waiting in ambush to attack
the killer if the killer attacked him, Fist of Kjarran.  Not a bad plan, he conceded
privately, even if it had come from a Murskan semi-barbarian.  The man was almost as
good as a true Karnhorn in his thinking....  But Cadal hadn't taken into account the
possibility that the killer might take one look at him and sheer off.  Fist caressed
the hilt of the sword at his side.  Even if the killer had never heard of him, the
Lord Protector knew that he was an impressive, even daunting, sight.  A stir among
his companions drew his attention outward again.
     "About time we turned back," one of the men said.  He seemed to be the leader,
what was his name...Finn, that was it.  "Most of these people aren't Lord Protectors,
and if the killer gets them, they're just plain dead."
     Fist nodded.  "Yes, you should have time to get back to Ibizond before dark," he
agreed.  "And we certainly don't need more deaths along here."
     They all came to a stop.  "Thing is, I don't like leaving you on your own," Finn
went on.  He looked uncomfortable about the whole situation, but of course he had no
belief in Kjarran to sustain him.  "I could stay...."
     "A generous offer," Fist responded, clapping him on the back.  It was good to be
reminded that even non-believers had courage and honor.  "But I'm supposed to be
alone, to be tempting bait for the killer.  That is the way it's planned, you know.
We can't change the plan at this late hour!"
     "I know," Finn agreed gloomily, "but I don't like it.  Well...I guess we turn
back now.  Good luck!"  He gestured to his group, and they turned back readily, even
eagerly, toward Ibizond, sturdy walls, lights, and companionship.  With a last
salute, Finn followed them, leaving Fist of Kjarran alone on the road.
     Fist of Kjarran watched them go and smiled to himself as he turned to go toward
Korga.  That was the best thing about adventures; you made new friends, met good
people you would never have encountered in your regular life.  Doing this service for
the people of the area, ridding the road of its killer, was a good thing, a worthy
effort, but making new friends was a warmer pleasure.  Whistling, he strode eastward
toward the prepared ambush.

Near Malcorn:

     Blackie, Lord Malcorn of Malcorn, stood next to the ancient stone and waited for
the moon to rise.  It would be full tonight, and he knew, because he knew most of the
natural world around Malcorn, that when it reached a certain height above the
horizon, it would shine through the hole in a more distant rock and strike squarely
onto the face of the rock beside him, revealing carvings that had been old when the
first Lord Malcorn came to this land.  The records of his ancestors said that the
Dregur were accustomed to gathering here when the moon was just so.
     "I must be insane," Tiljanz muttered behind him.
     "Courage and a sense of responsibility often looks like madness," Blackie
agreed, "even to the people exhibiting it.  You didn't have to come here tonight, but
you felt it was the right thing to do.  I can respect that in a man.  A lot."
     "Will it do any good?" the young Karnhorn asked curiously.  "We've turned the
Dregur loose, and I'd think it hard if not impossible to rein them back in."
     "We turned them loose under terms," Blackie said.  His voice hardened, becoming
the voice of the Lord of Malcorn.  "They have not kept those terms.  They were to
attack only those who came here following Inzolas.  That a few innocents might get
caught in that net by accident was...almost inevitable.  But some of the Dregur have
been actively hunting those not indicated by the terms of their release."  He was
silent for a long moment, then shrugged.  "I'm not certain that we can put an end to
these...excesses.  But I am very certain that if we don't protest, the situation will
become worse.  A failure to protest will be seen as an admission of weakness."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #61 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Rithakar:

     Onuphre had disarmed the man and was now holding him in an iron grip to prevent
him bleeding to death from the stump.  Seeing that he had his companions' attention
again, the Shew said, "I thought we might want to ask this fellow some questions."
     "What an excellent idea!" Tamea Soulkeeper purred.  She moved closer to the
Shew's prisoner and examined him curiously.  "He appears to be of a race unknown in
Alastari," she murmured, then glanced at the blood leaking from the stump of the
man's arm.  It was an unusual shade of red, almost coppery.  "Of an unknown species
entirely.  I wonder where the Folstrom found him?"
     "Stop wondering and ask your questions," Onuphre suggested.  "He isn't going to
last long, as much blood as he's lost."
     Tamea gave the Shew a look that would have put a dagger to shame for sharpness
and addressed a brisk question to the prisoner in a language none of the other
gladiators recognized.
     The man stared at her blankly, then mumbled a few words.
     The witch frowned and rapped out another question in what sounded like a
different language.
     The man shook his head feebly.
     "Those other people make my head spin," Debby Tonte announced.  She was glaring
at the main body of lancers, who were still rippling and fading in and out of
solidity.  "They make me feel like I forgot the umbrella in my drink, or, you know,
no olives.  I don't like it."
     Bellerophon and Mr. Testosterone turned to look at the larger group again.  It
didn't appear to offer much danger, if the lancers couldn't even rejoin the active
universe.
     "That sphere the banner-man is carrying!" Mr. Testosterone said suddenly.
"Could that be the Eye we're looking for?"
     Ultraist* squinted at it and nodded once.  "It could be," the big Aruaki
admitted.  "It looks pretty much the way the Eye looked--if it was the Eye--when I
saw it last.  But how would they come to have it?"
     "If that's the Eye of the South," Bellerophon answered briskly, "it doesn't
matter how they got it.  We have to get it back."
     This declaration gathered the attention of the whole group that had originally
set out from the Isle.  After the delays and disappointments experienced so far, the
possibility of actually being able to accomplish their task was invigorating.
     "How do we get it from them?" E.A. Polecat demanded.  "They aren't all here, I
mean, they're not in this world completely, and if they can't touch us, we can't
touch them, right?"
     "We can get right in among them with our swords drawn," Skirnir suggested.
Holding his blade at the ready, he moved forward as he spoke.
     The others rushed to join him, out of loyalty and duty and from a simple desire
to have, finally, a clear fight that they could win.  Because they were going to win.
At their near approach, the lancers seemed to get a firmer grip on reality and become
solid, or nearly so, but at the same time many of them began to age with appalling
swiftness, as though all the years they had slept through were falling on them at
once.  Skirnir, who found himself paired with Black Skull, the retired Rocani Lord
Protector, headed for the banner man who had what was probably the Eye of the South.
Bellerophon and Natasha Knight targeted the leader of the troop, and the other
gladiators spread out to do as much damage as they could.
     The man with the banner and the Eye shouted when he found himself beset by two
warriors, and others rallied to his side, including the leader.  The battle was brief
but fierce, the end inevitable.  Though they had the advantages of numbers and of
being mounted, the lancers were weary and confused, and when one of them took a
deadly wound, he rapidly collapsed into a pile of bones that crumbled to dust.
     Black Skull looked over the seen of the battle, shaken.  Nothing remained of the
men they'd fought, who had fought them with the fierceness of desperation, but dust
drifting away on the wind, and a few pieces of age-weakened metal--spearheads, a
helmet or two, a buckle....  "That was..." he shook his head, unable to think of a
word to describe his feeling.
     "It was as bad, in its way, as though we'd lost," Bellerophon said grimly.  "But
we won."  He stepped carefully through the dust to the spherical stone, white and
dead as the moon, that might be all that remained of the Eye of the South.
     "Better not to touch it!" Ultraist advised, coming up beside him.
     "Right!  Remember what it did to that poor dragon!" Debby Tonte added, joining
them.  She rummaged in her straw bag and pulled out a large towel.  "Roll it into
this, so you can carry it safely.  We can take it back to HER, and then forget about
it.  And the sooner the better, too!"

*Ultraist is now known as Sylvester Frothingslosh.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #9 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Talahya?

     Scarlatti knelt on the stony beach and scooped a hand through the water, sniffed
it, then touched his tongue to it.  "Salt.  This is weird.  Only something really
strange could change a freshwater, inland lake to salt water."
     "Unless," Fizban repeated, "it's not the lake we remember."
     "Well, that'd be pretty strange, too."
     Rogan cleared his throat.  "That isn't all that's strange," the blind man said.
     "You sense it, too?" Moonjumper asked.  "But of course, you would--"
     "We aren't in Talahya," Rogan confirmed.  "At least, in no part of Talahya I've
ever encountered, and we were walking a known route.  I sense a different pattern of
buildings and open spaces around us."
     "We passed through some sort of Gate," Moonjumper added.  "I sense quite a
different pattern of energies around us, as well.  So what do we do now?"  She turned
to Fizban and Carris Fallstar.  "How do we go about investigating...whatever it is
that makes this not the Isle?"
     Before the old wizard could answer, Carris said, "We were headed for the ferry
docks on the Isle, and we've come to a shore.  Maybe there are ferries near here.
Let's find 'em."
     "Why?" Scarlatti asked.
     "Why not?" the elf countered.  "It's a place to start."

Lirin Kiv?

     The town that finally emerged from the fog bore some resemblance to Lirin Kiv,
but it was definitely not the Adantri town.  The architecture they could see was
similar in style, but different in detail, the streets were laid out in different
curves and lined with different trees, some of them totally unfamiliar to Shylock and
Clemenda.  Where the Temple of Mantor should have been was a temple to...somebody
else.  By the symbols on the facade, some kind of solar deity, Shylock thought.
     The carriage came to a stop, and the driver dismounted again, to peer anxiously
through the window at his passengers.  "I don't know where we are," he admitted, "but
it's nowhere I've been before.  Now what?"
     "See if there's anything like an arena here," Shylock ordered.  "If there is,
it'll be a point of contact, I think."
     "Where do I look?"
     Shylock bit back an exasperated comment which wouldn't help.  The man was
stupid, but it would do no good to rub his nose in that dismal fact.  "Look where you
would expect to find the Lirin Kiv arena, if this were Lirin Kiv and that was the
Temple of Mantor."
     The driver clambered back onto his perch and set the horses in motion.
     "Something this strange, Lady Sheila would have to know about it, wouldn't she?"
Clemenda asked.  "I've always understood that she knows about every bit of magic
that's performed on the Isle."
     "Maybe she's not paying attention," Shylock answered.  His eyes gleamed at the
possibilities opened up by Sheila not paying attention.  "She's got other things on
her mind, I suppose--the decline in the Arcanum and all that...."  He frowned
slightly.  "Wherever we are, THIS Arcanum hasn't declined!"

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): TREMERE of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): LIFE SENTANCE of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): COL SALOMON of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): STEERFORTH of GO TO THE DICKENS! (Reverend Boz, 
                            acting mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): SHAWINIGAN SMURF of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): GRIFFIN of MYTH (Lightbringer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): LIGHTNING of HARBINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): HAIRY TUB of MY BATHROOM (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): 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 352): BLACKMYTH of SHADOWS from ARUAK CITY (

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): none
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 466): ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 462): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 460): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 459): CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 229): IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 451): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 227): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 448): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 446): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 402): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 204): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 199): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 186): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 327): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 307): BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 134): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 352): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 468): INDIGO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 465): WILD BILL of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 462): IMA MAROON of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
                           GINGER BROWN of COLOR ME (Ghoti, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 459): SEAR ICECAP of LO' DOWN (Cayl Reed, 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 446): SLUGWORTH of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
                (turn 445): DRY KEG of JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 439): FINN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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

Hail, Free Blades!

     It is an honor to be the first warrior of Shadowgate's to make it to the throne
here.  He was amazed as he though Nemesis would be the one!  I have to admit that I
was surprised to as I am not nearly as developed as most of the CC in this arena.  We
will see if I can stick here another turn.  S.D., you are just too slow for me and
fall into those who I am most effective against.

                         -- Blackmyth

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     It is totally, and I mean TOTALLY too hot!  Like, you know the notes the scribes 
make about challenges and stuff?  They make them on these wax tablets, which I think 
is dumb but they say erasing paper to use it over again is too much work and it's too 
expensive to not use it over again, and the same for, you know, parchment.  Did you 
know parchment is animal skin?  That is totally gross!  What if animals made notes on 
people skin?  Anyway, they use these wax tablets, which are actually wood with, like, 
wax frosting.  And it was so hot, the wax melted, and I can't read all the notes, I 
think.  Or maybe not.  Anyway, too hot.  And smoky, because of a lot of people 
burning up forests, which is wasteful.  I mean, if they didn't burn up forest, then 
paper, which is made out of trees, which I think is Very Strange but what do I know, 
then paper wouldn't be so expensive and the scribes could use it instead of was 
tablets.  Right?
     Well, some stuff about the fights, because of HER liking it if I say stuff.  
About the fights.  Blackest Pride was avoided by somebody.  Wait, let me find that 
note.  Dsm4 avoided them.  I don't know why.  Nobody tells me these things.  Lump 
O'Gore was most challenged, and it served him RIGHT, because he didn't do personals 
AGAIN or any of his teammates.  We had sixty fights which is too many *I* think but 
not as many as last time, and half were challenge matches, so somebody is paying 
attention.  Lots of somebodys.  The Lord Marshall wrote a column, which is, you know, 
totally cool.  I like it when that happens.  I don't know why, but it just makes me 
feel good, you know?  But not feeling so good is seeing that one warrior died a 
little today.  It's especially bad because of the heat, of course.  The longest fight 
was nine minutes, so it's no wonder the wax melted.  I mean, nine minutes?  This is 
not, you know, good sense.  You could get a sunburn in nine minutes.  Or a heat 
stroke.

     Anyway, here's some of the fights.  Not all, because of the wax melting, but 
some of them.
      NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (15-12-0,50) of BLADES OF WONDER fought ZENAR (12-
4043) (18-18-1,88) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR lost to ZENAR in an 
exciting 1 minute contest.  This makes Zenar have a winning record, which gladiators 
always tell me is a good thing to have.  I think it's unbalanced and, you know, 
lopsided, but you all like it.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (23-24-0,93) of LUROCIANS II fought AGRO (29-4314) (20-
24-1,46) of CROC FILES.  LORD FIREFLASH vanquished AGRO in an exciting 1 minute one-
sided duel.  I always like fireworks, you know.  Except when they set forests on 
fire, of course, which I already told you I think is, like, totally dumb.  But 
fireworks are better than HER lightning, *I* think.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (27-16-0,132) of HEAVE HO! fought HELYSE (103-36) 
(45-35-5,165) of Other People.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE was demolished by HELYSE in a 1 
minute uneven duel.  Well, you know, not many people like lima beans.  I mean, beans?  
And they're flat and, you know, like flour or something.  Ick.  Lots of people liked 
to see Lima get demolished.  I only mentioned this one, if you want to know, because 
of Helyse asking me to, and I'm, you know, always glad to do it if somebody asks.  
Anybody.
     REDFOX (13-4197) (40-54-0,173) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (27-
26-0,126) of DARKMOON.  REDFOX was savagely defeated by ARTEMISIA in an action packed 
4 minute brutal fight.  Have you noticed how Redfox seems to always lose to women?  
And men, too, I guess, but I don't notice that.  Or maybe it's women that mostly 
challenge him, except for this not being a challenge match.  Maybe it's something the 
Handicapper worked out with the Bookies.  I mean, you hear a lot about random, and 
you know, fair, but do you see it much?
     JULIUS (64-3641) (64-69-2,172) of UNDER DURESS fought LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) 
(29-22-3,172) of LUROCIANS II.  JULIUS was overcome by LORD LIGHTSPEED in an exciting 
2 minute contest.  I'm kind of surprised this one took two minutes, on account of 
somebody told me once that light was very, very fast, and two minutes doesn't seem 
fast to me.  Well, sometimes, okay, like trying to catch the Shuttle and being late, 
but they always wait for me, so it's okay.
     ROYLAND (56-3380) (51-41-0,188) of REDHORSE fought NIGHTIE KNIGHT (12-4731) (39-
23-1,157) of LOBOTOMATION.  ROYLAND bested NIGHTIE KNIGHT in an exciting 1 minute 
bloody match.  Viciously, too.  I could tell.  He's like that, even though he, you 
know, seems so sweet at first.  But it's because of being Mila's son, and Mila is, 
you know, a caravan raider, and they're all vicous.  Totally.  And he doesn't write 
personals because he can't reboot it.
     HINDENBIRD (49-1277) (35-18-0,196) of PETS ON FIRE fought MOONRACER (50-3206) 
(33-25-1,203) of MISFIT TOYS.  HINDENBIRD unbelievably bested MOONRACER in an 
exciting 3 minute bloody conflict.  This was, like, awful.  Totally barbaricue, on 
account of Hindenbird's tail being on fire the whole time.  If we had a forest here, 
it would probably be burning.  Besides, burning feathers don't smell good.  I mean, 
you can't help but notice, right?
     KOOSH BALL (71-3536) (33-21-0,188) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought MADBULL (13-4198) 
(48-74-1,180) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  KOOSH BALL savagely defeated MADBULL in an action 
packed 2 minute gory fight.  I always like when Madbull stomps around and bellows.  I 
don't know why, just exciting, I guess.  Like a play.  Or maybe an opera, except that 
he isn't in, you know, tune.
     MICAWBER (19-3686) (36-28-1,197) of GO TO THE DICKENS! fought HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (105-166-2,183) of RHYME TYME.  MICAWBER subdued HOUSE MOUSE in an action packed 
2 minute bloody conflict.  With a broom.  Whack whack whackity whack.  I laughed.  I 
mean, it was totally hillirious.
     RAVEN EYES (12-2709) (61-76-0,199) of SWEET MAGIC fought ALI GATOR (33-5584) 
(27-32-1,190) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO.  RAVEN EYES overpowered ALI GATOR in an action 
packed 1 minute bloody uneven battle.  This is petting with a sword, right?  Does 
alley gator make boots like crock?  Only different, of course, but still, kind of 
like?
     BLACKER (33-4445) (58-81-3,193) of HOMES fought BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (38-23-
2,210) of DARKMOON.  BLACKER was savagely defeated by BEAG MAGDA in an action packed 
2 minute competition.  Well, the notes SAY there was a lot of, you know, action, but 
I couldn't see it.  I mean, probably, because of the crowd roaring like, well, 
something that roars, maybe surf or something.  But I was doing my last nail, and I 
couldn't look away or it would get smeared.  Smeared nails are totally low class.
     BLADE RUNNER # (33-4544) (78-57-4,216) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought TYVIN (60-
5382) (41-32-0,183) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  BLADE RUNNER # savagely defeated TYVIN 
in an exciting 2 minute bloody match.  But he didn't kill him or, whatever, it.  
Which is good, because of Blade Runner killing to many people here in Free Blades, 
even if it IS only temporary.  I mean, what if seven or nine or whatever die, and the 
city is destroyed?  What a mess!
     DR. SCUM (15-1968) (44-44-2,239) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought SCARLATTI (29-3867) 
(57-32-2,194) of CRUEL BUT FAIR.  DR. SCUM was demolished by SCARLATTI in an exciting 
2 minute gruesome mismatched match.  I watched this one, because I think Scarlatti 
is, like, totally cute!

     Oh, here are the challenge matches.  Good, that's half way, except that I didn't 
talk about all the other fights that weren't challenge matches.  Oh, well.  Still.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (24-17-0,83) of CROC FILES challenged POINTY (16-4427) (29-22-
0,84) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS....  Up 1.  GRAHAM was savagely defeated by POINTY in an 
exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fray.  I think today is probably not a good day 
for alley gators OR crocks.
     SAMOO (37-4630) (16-11-1,61) of DARKENED PRIDE challenged BRANGUS (16-4162) (22-
29-1,74) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Up 13.  SAMOO overpowered BRANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided 
Challenge bout.  Well, you know, lots of people beat Brangus, almost as many as beat 
Madbull, or maybe more.  I think he made a, you know, career error.
     VENRIC (12-4040) (16-7-1,77) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged THE BIG MEOW (21-
5307) (16-3-0,87) of MEOW MIX.  Up 10.  VENRIC was outlasted by THE BIG MEOW in a 
popular 9 minute Challenge match.  This is, like, Venric I.  And the longest fight.  
I think he just got too hot after a while and quit.  I would've.
     ROCKI ROADS (25-4365) (25-27-0,65) of IVERS GIRLS challenged SUPERIOR FORCES 
(33-4543) (53-82-2,90) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 25.  ROCKI ROADS was vanquished 
by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  Is it because of Rocki 
being Andorian?  I mean, we should be curly to guests, or something, right?  But why 
is Rocki a girl?  I thought it was a, like, guy.  With boxes.
     MELTDOWN (32-3836) (20-3-0,91) of WOLF PACK II challenged VENRIC (60-5709) (17-
18-0,66) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Down 25, I think.  MELTDOWN vanquished VENRIC in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  This is Venric II, right?  And faster.  I 
would've thought One would be faster, but that's just the way it goes.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (17-6-0,119) of SHADOW MOD challenged LORD REDMOND (12-
4109) (30-11-1,166) of LUROCIANS IV.  Up 47.  BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated LORD 
REDMOND in an exciting 2 minute Challenge fray.  I wasn't excited, I was, like, 
totally disappointed because of hoping Lord Andarus would come.  He's the cutest 
manager!  But he didn't.  But there are, you know, lots of cute managers, so it's 
okay.  Just, I kind of hoped he might drop by.
     TESSERACK (33-6641) (27-11-0,129) of SHADOW X challenged FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) 
(98-147-3,167) of RHYME TYME.  Up 38.  TESSERACK viciously subdued FRAIL WHALE in an 
action packed 4 minute Challenge bout.  You know, I don't think Whale is Frail at 
ALL!  I think it's just a JOKE.  Or a, you know, sneer and a delusion.
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (26-21-0,141) of SHADOWCIRCLE challenged CLOD PUNTER 
(66-3309) (30-37-3,148) of MAROON MIDGET.  Up 7.  SHEA MAGEBORN won victory over CLOD 
PUNTER in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.  Hum!  I just noticed that nobody in 
this fight is from here!  I mean, they're from here now, but they weren't in the 
beginning.  Not that we mind.  Just noticing, you know?
     GRIMTHANE (16-3957) (27-31-0,112) of THE BLACKHEARTS challenged RUNEQUEST (49-
2862) (59-91-3,166) of RPG'S.  Up 54.  GRIMTHANE vanquished RUNEQUEST in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge match.  I bet Rpg is upset, but does Coeur even notice?  Would he 
notice if I spelled is name, you know, wrong?  I mean, it's been years.
     CATATONIC (9-4649) (27-15-0,141) of DSM4 challenged BLINDFOLD SKIING (55-2408) 
(56-80-2,154) of BAD IDEA.  Up 13.  CATATONIC was overpowered by BLINDFOLD SKIING in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  I don't think it was fair for Skiing to take a 
dog into the arena.  I mean, okay, so he can't see, is that Cat's fault?  Only the 
dog chased Cat Atonic around and around, and in this heat!
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (21-11-1,170) of DSM4 challenged THORON (16-4094) (37-47-
0,171) of THE BLACKHEARTS.  Up 1.  PANIC ATTACK was handily defeated by THORON in a 1 
minute uneven Challenge duel.  Well, you know what they say, I mean, some of them say 
it, but not all.  Be calm.  This is supposed to be a good thing, better than panic.
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (33-37-1,151) of DEATHSGATE challenged GORBODUC (29-3991) (18-
6-0,156) of CRUEL BUT FAIR.  Up 5.  MORROLAN was savagely defeated by GORBODUC in an 
exciting 1 minute gory Challenge duel.  This is Scarlatti's sidestep, right?  I mean, 
the one beside him.  Or his hunchman.  Or, um, something or other.  This is kind of 
blurred.
     GREW SOME SHREW (16-4135) (45-39-2,192) of HELPLESS ANIMALS challenged FUNNY 
BUNNY (55-1862) (80-112-1,193) of RHYME TYME.  Up 1.  GREW SOME SHREW overpowered 
FUNNY BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  What is the shew, I mean, 
shoe thing?  I mean, we have alley gator shews, shoes, and crock shews, and now bunny 
slippers, and it's too HOT for this stuff.  Besides, the fluff makes me sneeze.
     MELKOR (13-1821) (30-11-0,182) of SILMARILLIAD challenged MOONJUMPER (16-3062) 
(53-84-1,191) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Up 9.  MELKOR beat MOONJUMPER in a 2 minute 
Challenge match.  I think they maybe did this before, but, you know, what else is 
there?  I mean, you can't challenge someone who isn't there, and if you're there all 
the time, you just fight the same people lots of times.  Which it sounds kind of 
strange sometimes, because of Moonjumper asking after Melkor's wife and kids before 
the fight, and Melkor promising his special recipe for stewed livers, and, you know, 
old friend stuff.  But you shouldn't stew liver.  Really.  Slice it thin and fry it 
with onions and an umbrella in it.
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (29-19-0,203) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged NIGHTSTALKER 
(82-5868) (34-11-0,194) of MAGIC 303.  Down 9.  SEVERUS SNAPE beat NIGHTSTALKER in an 
exciting 1 minute Challenge match.  I heard this was some kind of GRUDGE, on account 
of Nightstalker sneaking around the House at, you know, night, and doing things he 
shouldn't be doing.  Because if he should be doing them, he wouldn't need to sneak 
around at night, after all.
     RED HUMMER (65-5154) (47-47-3,191) of GOOD VIBRATIONS challenged ULTIMATE FURY 
(12-5020) (24-9-1,277) of LUROCIANS IV.  Up lots.  Umm, 86.  RED HUMMER was butchered 
by ULTIMATE FURY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Gee, I guess this wasn't 
such a good idea, Red.  I won't give you dried flowers like Galen does, because 
they're too itchy and besides, they just smell like dust.  But I hope you have a good 
resurrection.
     PETER PEOPLE-EATER (77-2609) (46-22-1,195) of MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL challenged 
LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) (84-75-4,209) of ILLFANG PACT.  Up 14.  PETER PEOPLE-EATER 
viciously subdued LUMP O'GORE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.  This is, like, strange.  
Because of the notes said about Lump starting a fast food joint, which I don't like 
fast food, because it's always better to take your time and digest, you know?  But 
Peter bit him and was all set to eat him up, except for the arenamaster stopping him.
     TESEN (12-4211) (37-31-1,199) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged STEEL CLOTH (56-
1745) (91-102-3,200) of PITT GLADIATORS.  Up 1.  TESEN was handily defeated by STEEL 
CLOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Well, you know, you have to be careful 
because of Steel being totally experienced and, you know, not a pushover.  If you 
want to push him over.  I don't know why somebody would, but people always say that.
     STEVE DALLAS (33-5314) (62-31-0,201) of BLOOM COUNTY challenged MIMR (82-3783) 
(42-32-2,211) of SOL  INVICTUS.  Up 10.  STEVE DALLAS savagely defeated MIMR in a 
popular 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.  This was funny, and kind of a surprise too.  
I mean, you expect people to throw cream pies, which is why I never have that kind 
because it's too hard to eat them on the, you know, fly.  But I never saw them 
throwing pizza pies, except it was only Steve throwing pies, because Mimr didn't have 
any.  And anyway, I thought it was Carny who was supposed to throw pies.
     WHITE KNIGHT (58-5971) (54-41-2,220) of CRUSADE challenged MR. TESTOSTERONE (70-
1744) (39-48-4,239) of BALLROOM BLITZ.  Up 19.  WHITE KNIGHT slimly won victory over 
MR. TESTOSTERONE in a 6 minute conflict.  White may be slim, which is okay, slim is 
good.  But Mr. has muscles, which is also good.  I mean, I like a date that can carry 
me over a mud puddle if there happens to be one.  In the road or wherever we're 
walking, not that goes LOOKING for a mud puddle and then insists on carrying me over 
it.  Royland did that once.  But he's like that.
     MILQUETOAST (33-5313) (59-38-2,215) of BLOOM COUNTY challenged PENDRAGON (49-
2982) (83-66-0,298) of RPG'S.  Up 83.  MILQUETOAST overpowered PENDRAGON in an 
exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Oh!  This is the last fight I have to 
talk about, because of starting at both ends.  Good.  I'm sleepy, and, you know, hot, 
too.  I had a dragon pen once.  It lit up, with little flames, you know, and burned 
the paper, just like a forest.  So I didn't keep it.

     Eight TV challenges!  They don't have this many going in Darkholm, so there!
     JOELEAN (97-903) (9-10-4,47) of IVER'S GIRLS TV challenged LOPING WOLF (56-1796) 
(50-88-0,67) of REDHORSE.  Up 20.  JOELEAN vanquished LOPING WOLF in an action packed 
2 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Not killing Loping is good, Joelean, because of 
whatever it was trying to say here but it is kind of smudged.  Oh, learning control.  
Okay.  Do you want to learn control?  Some don't.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (14-7-1,100) of PROJECT HAYSEED TV challenged SWEET 
CHASTITY (35-504) (31-24-1,101) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE.  Up 1.  HAYSEED X-IV overpowered 
SWEET CHASTITY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.  I don't think we should talk 
about this one in, you know, public.
     SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (17-2-0,99) of CASTLE BLACK TV challenged INCISOR (64-
3639) (53-72-4,150) of MASTICATORS.  Up 51.  SETHRA LAVODE devastated INCISOR in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge match.  And broke his teeth, even!  That was sooo dental!
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (11-3-1,121) of DSM4 TV challenged FODDERER (36-5602) (22-20-
0,113) of ANARKYSTS.  Down 8.  PARANOIA devastated FODDERER in a 1 minute one-sided 
Challenge duel.  He SAID that Fodderer was out to get him.  I didn't know that.  Why?  
Or do anarkysts not have reasons?  I mean, if they don't have reasons, okay, I 
wouldn't want to, like, FORCE a reason.  But if he has a reason, I just, you know, 
wondered.
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (44-25-3,202) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q TV challenged MYMID EL 
NAIMIS (7-4420) (53-18-1,205) of THE DANGER DOGS.  Up 3.  E.A.POLECAT overpowered 
MYMID EL NAIMIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I heard one of the ushers, 
who are mostly cute but sometimes just a little, you know, dumb, saying about Edgar 
Allen being stinky, but it isn't true.  I mean, I know, because of the adventure 
together.  He washes as much as anybody and more than SOME I might name, only I 
won't.
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (39-30-0,254) of DARKMOON TV challenged VALKYRIE (17-5544) 
(70-46-0,255) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 1.  WOUNDWORT was vanquished by VALKYRIE in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Why are there no notes about this?  How can I say 
anything without notes?  I mean, am I supposed to REMEMBER all this stuff?  As if!
     BANKRUPT (71-3786) (36-12-0,212) of SHADOW GOLD TV challenged CHAOS LICH (15-
4132) (37-21-0,212) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  Straight across.  BANKRUPT overcame CHAOS 
LICH in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.  I heard about bankrupting being in 
Chapter Eleven, but I'm glad this didn't take eleven minutes.  Maybe they're very 
short chapters.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (39-13-0,213) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS TV challenged 
CANDYACID (1-2545) (69-67-1,216) of TASTE THE PAIN.  Up 3.  DREAM WARRIOR was 
devastated by CANDYACID in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  This is, like, a 
warning, about how some dreams are nightmares and stuff.  So be careful what you 
dream about.

     GNU WORLD ORDER (16-3948) (59-52-3,231) of HELPLESS ANIMALS challenged BLACKMYTH 
(11-4018) (49-28-0,285) of SHADOWS.  Up 54.  GNU WORLD ORDER narrowly defeated 
BLACKMYTH in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  A challenge for the Lord Marshall!  
This is good, people will be impressed because of it showing something or other.  I 
forget what.  But congratulations anyway.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     60  52  3  248  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       25   9  2  339  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    52  18  2  275  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
-JOE SCHMOE 82-1888          29  14  3  275  EASTERN HORDE (993)        DWES EG
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            71  46  0  271  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
-BEERBARIAN 15-2865          31  33  1  243  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 CANDYACID 1-2545            70  67  1  242  TASTE THE PAIN (955)       MORDANT
-DUBIJN 64-4092              34   8  0  241  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
-AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       25  14  2  239  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         60  38  2  237  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 NEMESIS 4-5115              44   8  0  236  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         45  25  3  231  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        55  41  2  228  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            37  12  0  226  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      79  57  4  225  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       30  19  0  219  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       38  28  2  217  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          39  23  2  216  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           50  46  1  215  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         92 102  3  214  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        63  31  0  214  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CREED 64-3997               64  41  0  212  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           58  32  2  210  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  47  22  1  209  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          62  76  0  208  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           46  35  1  208  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          36  18  0  208  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MIMR 82-3783                42  33  2  206  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 NIRFAUNA 16-4214            30  45  3  206  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
-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
 GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     46  39  2  204  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          37  22  0  204  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            36  52  0  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-AHRINGOL 33-5726            22  11  0  203  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  49  4  202  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 MICAWBER 19-3686            37  28  1  201  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  26  1  201  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           49  29  0  200  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         84  76  4  198  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           83  67  0  196  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           39  31  0  196  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        108 169  0  195  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      53  19  1  195  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            44  45  2  195  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
-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
 TRAVELLER 49-2866           68  69  2  194  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 BLACKER 33-4445             58  82  3  194  HOMES (682)                NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ROYLAND 56-3380             52  41  0  194  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 RISK TAKER 43-3388          43  37  1  194  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          34  21  0  194  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 NIGHTSTALKER 82-5868        34  12  0  194  MAGIC 303 (996)            DWES EG
 MELKOR 13-1821              31  11  0  193  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
-ROCK A BYE 33-4653          47  34  3  192  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ELRORAN 12-4386             39  27  2  192  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       39  14  0  192  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 MALICE 15-3729              33  26  0  192  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
 MAGE 49-2918                63  65  3  191  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     37  32  1  191  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  28  20  0  190  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
 TYVIN 60-5382               41  33  0  189  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TESEN 12-4211               37  32  1  189  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
-TRASH QUAM 19-3751          27  22  2  189  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          53  85  1  187  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  48  3  187  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 THORON 16-4094              38  47  0  187  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
-JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      21  16  0  187  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         105 167  2  185  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         80 113  1  184  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HEL 82-14331                26  25  0  183  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 XERXES 67-2429              37  34  2  182  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           27  33  1  182  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MADBULL 13-4198             48  75  1  180  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     30  22  3  180  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RILLION 36-5545             27  14  1  180  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      33  27  0  178  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 JULIUS 64-3641              64  70  2  172  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
-ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           24  17  1  172  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-D 82-44                     21  10  0  169  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    57  80  2  168  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
-FORBIDDEN DONUT 16-4788     20  20  1  168  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 KELOS 55-30                 51  74  3  166  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      39  24  1  163  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
 GORBODUC 29-3991            19   6  0  163  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        30  17  1  161  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       18   6  0  161  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 TITAN 21-5070               33  20  1  160  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         21  12  1  160  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           28  26  0  158  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 TESSERACK 33-6641           28  11  0  156  SHADOW X (980)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 IMMORTAL 49-2905            46  83  1  155  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       27  21  0  153  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-PILLSBURY 17-5157           43  48  2  150  NH INDUSTRIAL (913)        ALJAFIR
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          38  37  0  150  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 MORROLAN 7-4400             33  38  1  150  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 GRIMTHANE 16-3957           28  31  0  149  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968         98 148  3  148  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 REDFOX 13-4197              40  55  0  148  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          18  10  1  148  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  38  3  144  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        30  12  1  140  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 MILA 55-29                  48  82  0  139  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       18   2  0  138  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 CATATONIC 9-4649            27  16  0  134  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    27  17  0  133  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 PARANOIA 9-4557             12   3  1  130  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 RUNEQUEST 49-2862           59  92  3  129  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 DESECRATION 21-4392         23  13  2  122  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 INCISOR 64-3639             53  73  4  119  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        15   7  1  116  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 FODDERER 36-5602            22  21  0  107  ANARKYSTS (806)            JHANS
 LAYTOOS 60-5693             28  18  0  106  SHAVE MY POODLE (984)      ARADI

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         24   8  1   98  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        17   3  0   97  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 POINTY 16-4427              30  22  0   96  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            21   3  0   96  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      24  24  0   95  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     54  82  2   94  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       31  25  1   92  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ZENAR 12-4043               19  18  1   90  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 VENRIC 12-4040              16   8  1   82  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 GRAHAM 29-4318              24  18  0   81  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-YAMA 82-11638               12   9  0   81  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
 SAMOO 37-4630               17  11  1   78  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 HERMES 58-6016              15   6  0   76  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
-JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       19   1  1   73  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAMPSA 31-4233              18   3  2   72  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 JOELEAN 97-903              10  10  4   68  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
 VENRIC 60-5709              17  19  0   67  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
-RUDRA 82-5565               13  11  1   67  DEATH HORDE IV (995)       DWES EG
-CATASTROPHIC 29-4205        17  12  0   62  RAGE OF ANGELS (924)       LAPUR
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  28  0   61  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
-PYROMANIAC 9-4434           18  11  1   61  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BRANGUS 16-4162             22  30  1   59  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 RAVEN 71-3435               14  16  0   59  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  13  0   55  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 BEER 71-3539                18  14  0   53  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         50  89  0   50  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 AGRO 29-4314                20  25  1   49  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
RED HUMMER 65-5154         47  48  3 GOOD VIBRATIONS 805    ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020  353

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Rillion -- 27-7 my favor.  Maybe it would be more lopsided if you weren't avoiding me
like the plague.  Maybe I'll just avoid you too. -- Sylvester F.

Moonjumper -- Of course I have tournament experience.  But the reason you won is that
I'm trying to get a little lower in the rankings so I can punish a certain manager...
-- Titan

     You could, you know, lose fights.

Hermes -- No one ever accused Rillion of being a glowing orb of wisdom. -- The
Madness

Rillion -- Ok, that didn't go as well as the turn before but you're still in reverse,
so I am catching up on you! :P -- Shadowgate

Scarlatti -- Nemesis tried to pay you back for me but Ultimate Fury got to you first.
Oh well. -- M.E.N. 

Mimr -- Thanks.  Hopefully I can do something in Eligibles this time out! -- White
Knight

     Throw a party?

Severus Snape -- Sorry, I just couldn't pass up a chance to tweak your nose! --
Bankrupt

Azreal Els III -- Nice one!  Maybe next time! -- Nightstalker

Helyse -- I like stand-ins like you!  The ones that can teach! -- Black Andarus

     Thank you, sir.  I like a good student, too. -- Helyse

Drake -- Thanks for the excellent report! -- Rillion

Sylvester -- I remember you telling me you did want to go after my 'fight thrower'
yet you challenged Venric again.  I'll repeat again, all my warriors are now trying
to win, except for Venric.  Having said that I still expect you will challenge him
and then gloat about it as usual. -- Rillion
P.S.  27-7.

Bankrupt -- Your name is an apt description of the courageousness of your challenge.
-- Severus Snape

Ahringol tW -- The outcome of our fight is about what I would expect if our namesakes
had fought instead. -- Rillion tW

Blackmyth -- Good fight.  I expect you to buy the beer in exchange for me throwing
that fight. -- Steve Dallas

Chaos Lich -- I don't care about the loss but couldn't you have taught me how to
dodge? -- Tesen

Rock A Bye -- Bye bye, baby. -- Milquetoast

The Madness -- Congratulations on beating an unarmored warrior that is standing
around waiting to be hit.  I am sure it was actually one of your tougher fights. --
Venric

Melkor -- I guess hitting really hard has its uses.  I just wish I got to use it
more. -- Elroran

Kelos -- Sigh, I remember once not long ago when I was a good warrior and didn't need
to get lucky to beat my opponents. -- Tyvin

Sampsa -- Better luck next time. -- Hermes

Nebuchadnezzar -- Keep trying, eventually you will live up to The Sandman's
expectations. -- Zenar

Ferret Inferno -- My desperation strategy saved me once again. -- Woundwort

Micawber -- You just can't keep a good dwarf down. -- Mimr

     Not even with a lot of rocks?  I just, you know, wonder about that.

Xerxes -- It was over in a flash. -- Beag Magda

O -- That was brutal. -- Artemisia

Hermes -- I'm still looking for my first ADM win, 0-3 so far. -- Sampsa

White Knight -- I wish we could have stopped at the end of the FIRST minute, when I
was ahead.  Ah, well. -- Raven Eyes

Meltdown -- (vicious scowl)  We'll see about that. -- Brangus

Touch My Monk, Eh? -- Not even on a dare! -- Moonjumper, non monkey toucher

Runequest -- I'll carve runes on your bones! -- Madbull

Nebuchadnexxer -- I wasn't really shocked.  I expected that. -- Redfox
P.S.  I wonder how many skills I have to go yet?

Drake -- What's Tankesh doing in our Semester Report?  I don't think he's ever run
anyone in Free Blades. -- Jorja, manager of Punny Animals, Sweet Magic, Cardow
Hunters, etc.
P.S.  How did all my warriors manage to stay out of the Worst category?
P.P.S.  Are you sure you didn't send us half of Home Guard's report?  That's where
Ho-Chan managers.
P.P.P.S.  The longest fight I know of was in Crysalis, which is, after all, a slow
arena.

Venric -- You don't deserve a prolonged winning streak. -- Brangus

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.

26 June 2003
All -- Would you be willing to proxy my lunger Ganglare at the Face-to-Face?  He's
fighting in the champions tourney.  Thanks.  Write:  Michael Rogers #25335-013, PO
Box 6000, Florence, Co 81226 -- Skullagrim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DREAM WARRIOR was devastated by CANDYACID in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BANKRUPT overcame CHAOS LICH in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
WOUNDWORT was vanquished by VALKYRIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
E.A.POLECAT overpowered MYMID EL NAIMIS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PARANOIA devastated FODDERER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SETHRA LAVODE devastated INCISOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HAYSEED X-IV overpowered SWEET CHASTITY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
JOELEAN vanquished LOPING WOLF in a action packed 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GNU WORLD ORDER narrowly defeated BLACKMYTH in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
MILQUETOAST overpowered PENDRAGON in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
WHITE KNIGHT slimly won victory over MR. TESTOSTERONE in a 6 minute conflict.
STEVE DALLAS savagely defeated MIMR in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
TESEN was handily defeated by STEEL CLOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PETER PEOPLE-EATER viciously subdued LUMP O'GORE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
RED HUMMER was butchered by ULTIMATE FURY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SEVERUS SNAPE beat NIGHTSTALKER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge match.
MELKOR beat MOONJUMPER in a 2 minute Challenge match.
GREW SOME SHREW overpowered FUNNY BUNNY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
MORROLAN was savagely defeated by GORBODUC in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge duel.
PANIC ATTACK was handily defeated by THORON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CATATONIC was overpowered by BLINDFOLD SKIING in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRIMTHANE vanquished RUNEQUEST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SHEA MAGEBORN won victory over CLOD PUNTER in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
TESSERACK viciously subdued FRAIL WHALE in a action packed 4 minute Challenge bout.
BLACK ANDARUS savagely defeated LORD REDMOND in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fray.
MELTDOWN vanquished VENRIC in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
ROCKI ROADS was vanquished by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
VENRIC was outlasted by THE BIG MEOW in a popular 9 minute Challenge match.
SAMOO overpowered BRANGUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
GRAHAM was savagely defeated by POINTY in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fray.
SMUG BUG lost to EXQUISITE CORPSE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
DR. SCUM was demolished by SCARLATTI in a exciting 2 minute gruesome mismatched match.
BLADE RUNNER # savagely defeated TYVIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
NEMESIS demolished MALICE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEL lost to GROGGY DOGGY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
BLACKER was savagely defeated by BEAG MAGDA in a action packed 2 minute competition.
RAVEN EYES overpowered ALI GATOR in a action packed 1 minute bloody uneven battle.
MICAWBER subdued HOUSE MOUSE in a action packed 2 minute bloody conflict.
ELRORAN was overpowered by FERRET INFERNO in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
TOUCH MY MONK, EH? was handily defeated by TRY ME NOW in a 1 minute conflict.
KOOSH BALL savagely defeated MADBULL in a action packed 2 minute gory fight.
NIRFAUNA overpowered IMMORTAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
RISK TAKER vanquished KELOS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
XERXES was beaten by TRAVELLER in a 2 minute battle.
CREED savagely defeated MAGE in a popular 2 minute bloody fight.
HINDENBIRD unbelievably bested MOONRACER in a exciting 3 minute bloody conflict.
TRYURLUCK savagely defeated RILLION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory battle.
ROYLAND bested NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
NEBUCHADNEZZER was bested by SNAP CRACKLE PUP in a popular 3 minute gruesome bout.
MILA was devastated by TITAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
JULIUS was overcome by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a exciting 2 minute contest.
REDFOX was savagely defeated by ARTEMISIA in a action packed 4 minute brutal fight.
DARK OMEGA was viciously subdued by CRYPT KEEPER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute battle.
LADY EMILY devastated DESECRATION in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE was demolished by HELYSE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LAYTOOS overpowered HERMES in a popular 1 minute one-sided fight.
LORD FIREFLASH vanquished AGRO in a exciting 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE MADNESS demolished RAVEN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEER was overpowered by SAMPSA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR lost to ZENAR in a exciting 1 minute contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  40         PARRY-LUNGE       47 -  36 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 16         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         LUNGING ATTACK   183 - 158 -  3      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     11         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  33 -  0      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  71 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        46 -  51 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         STRIKING ATTACK   50 -  56 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   66 -  79 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  19 -  0      41  |

Turn 353 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:

TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      4 - 11         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  5                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK    21 - 19                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  8                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948    60  52  3  248 HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)
LUNGING ATTACK   ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020      25   9  2  339 LUROCIANS IV (865)
AIMED BLOW       VALKYRIE 17-5544           71  46  0  271 ARCTIC GUARDS (888)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CANDYACID 1-2545           70  67  1  242 TASTE THE PAIN (955)
TOTAL PARRY      BANKRUPT 71-3786           37  12  0  226 SHADOW GOLD (987)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544     79  57  4  225 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRET INFERNO 49-361      38  28  2  217 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
PARRY-LUNGE      TRY ME NOW 61-846          50  46  1  215 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN EYES 12-2709         62  76  0  208 SWEET MAGIC (717)
PARRY-STRIKE     HINDENBIRD 49-1277         36  18  0  208 PETS ON FIRE (1001)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONRACER 
50-3206, NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097, REDFOX 13-4197, CHAOS LICH 15-4132, BLACKMYTH 
11-4018, MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744, STEVE DALLAS 33-5314, SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273, BEAG 
MAGDA 12-4380, and ARTEMISIA 12-5096.

The least popular fighter this week was BEER 71-3539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RAVEN 71-3435, BRANGUS 16-4162, VENRIC 60-5709, RUNEQUEST 49-2862, 
CATATONIC 9-4649, FODDERER 36-5602, WOUNDWORT 12-4228, THE MADNESS 21-5214, HERMES 
58-6016, and LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CANDYACID 1-2545            70  67  1  242  TASTE THE PAIN (955)       MORDANT
 NEMESIS 4-5115              44   8  0  236  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      53  19  1  195  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         21  12  1  160  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           49  29  0  200  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       25   9  2  339  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         84  76  4  198  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         45  25  3  231  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     60  52  3  248  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            71  46  0  271  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       30  19  0  219  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 MICAWBER 19-3686            37  28  1  201  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 TITAN 21-5070               33  20  1  160  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      15  13  0   55  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         25  28  0   61  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 SCARLATTI 29-3867           58  32  2  210  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              18   3  2   72  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            21   3  0   96  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         60  38  2  237  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       31  25  1   92  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             27  14  1  180  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               17  11  1   78  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    52  18  2  275  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       39  14  0  192  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       38  28  2  217  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  26  1  201  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            36  52  0  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         92 102  3  214  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        55  41  2  228  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 TYVIN 60-5382               41  33  0  189  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           50  46  1  215  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 CREED 64-3997               64  41  0  212  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          47  48  3  187  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  38  3  144  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 XERXES 67-2429              37  34  2  182  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  49  4  202  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            37  12  0  226  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       27  21  0  153  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  47  22  1  209  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 MIMR 82-3783                42  33  2  206  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903              10  10  4   68  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE