ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 08/07/2003    Duedate: 08/20/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-356

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       147   46  3 76.2   12 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    37   34  0 52.1
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       TASTE THE PAIN 1/955                  
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       CRADLE OF FILTH 43/966                
  2-CRUEL BUT FAI 29/892   76   38  2 66.7   13 SHADOWS 11/960         84   78  3 51.9
    GO TO THE DICKENS! 19/891                   CASTLE BLACK 71/988                   
  3-DSM4 9/461            443  273  6 61.9      CRUSADE 58/894                        
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                 
    SHAVE MY POODLE 60/984                      SHADOW GOLD 71/987                    
    MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL 77/852                  CHAMPIONS 4/956                       
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     SHADOW MOD 71/986                     
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                          LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963               
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                            SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                   
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    DEATHSGATE 7/977                      
  4 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1266  844 17 60.0   14 ANARKYSTS 36/806      216  235  1 47.9
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     MAROON MIDGET 66/807                  
  5-HALL OF GIANT 12/885  316  224  9 58.5      GOOD VIBRATIONS 65/805                
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    THE BLACKHEARTS 16/788                
  6 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    18   13  0 58.1      IVERS GIRLS 25/965                    
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    IVER'S GIRLS 97/971                   
  7 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    68   50  2 57.6   15 DARKMOON 12/911        80   88  1 47.6
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                         SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
  8 STORM FRONT 4/976     159  125  1 56.0      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                     16 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  221  263  9 45.7
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                   17 GIGABLOOD 43/860      111  133  0 45.5
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                        GRAVEYARD GLORY 15/936                
    MISFIT TOYS 50/921                          MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013                18 RHYME TYME 55/397     108  144  0 42.9
  9 PETS ON FIRE 49/1001   25   21  0 54.3   19 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399  100  138  2 42.0
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                   DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                   20 RPG'S 49/657          939 1310 19 41.8
 10 MYTHICAL 58/779       388  333  5 53.8      MASTICATORS 64/442                    
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         HOMES 33/682                          
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      BAD IDEA 55/672                       
    THE CHADS 36/946                         21 UNDER DURESS 64/743   661  953  9 41.0
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900              22 REDHORSE 56/823       167  265  2 38.7
 11-DEATH HORDE 33/952    183  166  8 52.4      ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    EASTERN HORDE 4/975                         ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                   23 CROC FILES 29/951      14   29  0 32.6
    EASTERN HORDE 33/813                        WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    EASTERN HORDE 2 82/994                   24 THE HASTINGS 97/1010    5   11  0 31.3
    EASTERN HORDE 60/983                        HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                
    DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                    25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    354  814  4 30.3
    EASTERN HORDE 75/990                        CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                      PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    EASTERN HORDE 12/777                     26-WILLY WONKA  33/1015    1    0  0  100

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #66 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Ibizond, Korga, and in between:

     Fist of Kjarran strode briskly along the road that ran east from Ibizond.  It
would eventually reach Malcorn and then Zuwayza, but that was several days away even
if nothing came of this effort to catch the killer.  What kind of man, he wondered
would haunt a lonely stretch of road and kill only single travelers after dark?  A
coward, for one thing.  But it might be useful to consider the other factors; after
all, the ambush ahead that was supposed to catch the killer might fail.  He could end
up fighting alone.  His hand caressed the hilt of his sword.  And he'd do very well
by himself, if he had to.
     The Murskan, Cadal, believed the killer was a non-human monster of some sort,
perhaps a demon.  It would be a feather in his cap to kill a demon....  But he had to
remember that he wasn't out here for glory, even when the glory would honor mighty
Kjarran, and his daughter Jayde, too, of course.  He was here to rid the area of a
killer.  He peered sharply into the trees on either side of the road.  Though the sun
had not yet vanished behind the western hills, the woods were already filled with
shadow.  Anything could be hiding there.
     In fact, Aghtamar, Zilla, and Cadal were hiding there, somewhere a little
farther ahead.  No human would detect them, Fist believed.  Cadal might be a semi-
barbarian, as all the Murskans were, and a second-rate gladiator (for a Lord
Protector), but he knew what he was doing in the woods.  Fist sighed and shook his
head.  What the Murskans should be doing in the woods was cutting down the trees and
planting beans.  Oh, well.  Doubtless that would come in time, as they absorbed
civilization from their more enlightened neighbor, the Glorious Empire.
     Meanwhile, there was the killer.  The sun was balanced on the rim of the hills,
and the shadows were stretching out of the forest and across the road.  It was time 
for the killer to appear.
     As though his thought had conjured the sound, he heard hoofs on the road ahead
of him.  No one had mentioned the killer being mounted.  Could this be a chance
victim?  Some unfortunate traveler from the east who didn't know the risk he was
taking?  The rider was still out of sight, as the road ahead curving and slanting
into a valley dark with trees.  That valley would be a good place for the killer to
set his ambush....  Or for Cadal to set his!  Fist had a sudden vision of the killer
and the gladiators facing each other across the road, waiting for a victim to walk
into their trap.  He resisted the urge to laugh; after all, it could be true!  He
also resisted the urge to break into a run, which would tire out him right when he
might be needing his full strength.
     Somewhere ahead, but farther away than the horseman, a hound bayed, answered by
two more.  At least, Fist of Kjarran was fairly sure they were hounds, and not
wolves.  But it was enough to make anyone's blood run cold, and that alone might have
scared a timid traveler to death.  And who would be hunting with hounds along this
road at night?  Fist wasn't a country boy, but something seemed out of step in this.
Maybe the killer used the hounds to terrify his victims?  In any case, the horsemen
in the valley was in danger.
     Fist paused to listen.  He had lost track of the hoofbeats when he'd heard the
baying, but now he picked them up again.  They were faster-paced, but...they didn't
seem to be getting any closer.  He shuddered in sympathy for the rider as he hurried
ahead.  It must be like one of those nightmares where you run and run and can't
escape.
     Darkness filled the little valley like a pool of water.  Fist had the
unreasonable feeling that he should hold his breath as he descended.  There was a
thin wail from below, then shouts and the clangor of swords.  He broke into a trot.
Some other traveler must have drawn the killer and sprung the ambush before he got
there!
     At the bottom of the valley, the road crossed a stream.  The woods were broken
there so that some moonlight came down onto the bridge and the struggle going on
there.  Swords flickered in reflected moonlight, and shadows surged back and forth.
Fist drew his sword.  One shadow detached itself from the struggle.  It was
silhouetted briefly against the white foam of the stream: a gigantic hound, black as
hate except for crimson ears and eyes that burned like fire.  It bayed as it raced
along the road toward Fist of Kjarran.
     Fist shuddered.  You didn't have to be timid for that sound and sight to freeze
your blood!  But he was a gladiator, a Lord Protector, a faithful follower of Kjarran
and Jayde.  No dog was going to intimidate him.  He steadied his sword to receive the
charge.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #11 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Talahya?

     They found a flagstone path that paralleled the shoreline and flipped a coin,
turned to the right (as calculated when facing the shore), and strode along briskly
through thinning fog.
     "It's going to be a hot day once this fog clears," Scarlatti said, with the air
of one who will make conversation at any cost.  "If we could find a hill or a tower,
we might see for miles."
     Fizban's eyebrows rose.  "Now that is a good idea, an excellent idea!"  The old
wizard looked around hopefully.  "I would really LIKE to be able to see for miles.
We might guess where we are, if we can do that."
     "We won't see anything we recognize," Carris Fallstar predicted.  This is
somewhere else entirely.  I can feel it in my bones."  The elf shrugged.  "But a long
view to put ourselves in some kind of geographical context might be useful."
     After five minutes of walking, it became apparent that the geographical context
was flat, and that if there were any buildings nearby, they were hidden by a belt of
trees that lay just inland of the path they'd found.  The best they'd managed in the
way of a height was a hill that rose about ten feet above the beach.  Fog lingered
under the trees, but over the water to their left, it was clearing fast.  It was
already clearer than they had ever seen the air between the Isle of the Eye and
Alastari.  The water went on to the horizon, but it was blotched with wooded islands
in the middle distance.  Some of the islands had castles on them, shining cream and
golden and red as coral in the morning sun.  There were boats, too, or perhaps they
were ships:  big vessels and small, with sails, or banks of oars, or less obvious
means of propulsion.
     "Well, at least it isn't an uninhabited world we've come to, apparently."
Moonjumper studied the scene critically.  "But--"
     "The path already told us there are people here," Scarlatti said.
     "But," Moonjumper persisted, "it's a damned large one.  We're going to have to
find someone to talk to, and people aren't exactly lining up on the path to meet us."
     Rogan, who naturally had not been staring around, tensed suddenly.  "Someone is
coming along the path," he said.

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hail, Free Blades!

     Well, turn two on the throne for me and I beat a great warrior in keeping it!
Ultimate Fury, I didn't keep the throne in 101 for 11 straight turns for nothing!
Not that you had much chance to do anything once you where on the ground.  Now can I
keep this throne a third turn?  Stay tuned!

         -- Nemesis

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Today was, you know, something else, only it was yesterday really and these 
notes are, like, totally late, but not very late, only a little.  It was because of, 
well, a lot of things, you know how it goes.  But Zontani was in the office 
sharpening his eyes, and Snide made a, you know, remark, and Zontani stabbed him in 
the alley with his sharp eyes and then ran off into a deep con cave to hide because 
of his legs being so stout.  Like piano legs, except no piano.  So, anyway, I'm doing 
this today instead of yesterday.  And besides, it's been so hot, and this morning it 
isn't but it will be later, so I want to hurry and get outside before later, okay?

     Some stuff about fights:  Blackest Pride was avoided by Demons of Darkness, 
which I don't know how they did it, because when it's dark or black, you can't see, 
right?  But there it is.  Or it was, yesterday.  You know what I mean.  I think maybe 
Artemisia got the most challenges, although what Zontani SAID is that she's got a lot 
of enemies.  I don't believe that.  I think he's just got enemies on his mind because 
of hanging out with Snide in alleys.
     We had fifty-three fights, which makes me wonder where everybody went.  I mean, 
we had more last time, didn't we?  And twenty-four challenges, which isn't even half.  
But six of the challenges were TV, which is almost as good as renting your own 
videos.  Some standbys fought, I didn't count them, well, okay, two, I guess.  Two 
isn't many.  And two warriors actually DIED.  I knew it was unhealthy to fight in 
this heat.  I think the longest fight was nine minutes, which is about ten minutes 
too long for ME, I can tell you.

     Well, anyway, here are some notes about exciting, action-packed fights.
     SWEET CHASTITY (35-504) (31-27-1,51) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE fought SANDY (22-5829) 
(20-12-1,72) of WOMEN OF REALITY.  SWEET CHASTITY overpowered SANDY in an exciting 1 
minute bloody uneven fight.  And if you think this is exciting, wait till Sandy gets 
back from vacation!
     ZENAR (12-4043) (20-19-1,100) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS fought BLUEY (29-4317) (24-
20-0,92) of CROC FILES.  ZENAR devastated BLUEY in an exciting 1 minute mismatched 
fight.  I thought of saying something rude, but I guess Bluey has been humbled enough 
already.
     JOELEAN (97-903) (10-11-4,65) of IVER'S GIRLS fought HERMES (58-6016) (15-7-
0,83) of MYTHICAL.  JOELEAN was savagely defeated by HERMES in an action packed 3 
minute bloody bout.  This was strange because of Mythical being, you know, not real.  
At least, doesn't it mean that?  Or am I think of something else, like having a drink 
with an umbrella in it?
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (56-82-2,108) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought POINTY 
(16-4427) (32-22-0,122) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS...  SUPERIOR FORCES was bested by POINTY 
in an exciting 4 minute battle.  Because of Pointy having sharp pointing things and 
going "mmmmm" all the time.  I bet you didn't know about the "mmmmm" being a magic 
word, did you?  It makes things not melt in your hands, which is good, because you 
need to keep your hands clean.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (18-11-1,146) of LUROCIANS II fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-
35-5,165) of Local People.  LADY EMILY handily defeated HELYSE in an exciting 1 
minute mismatched contest.  Lady Emily, I want you to, you know, think about this.  I 
mean, it's rude to make it look so easy to defeat Helyse, which she might not want to 
come back again if everybody boos and, you know, hisses at her, and then where would 
we be?
     IMMORTAL (49-2905) (46-85-1,145) of RPG'S fought MELTDOWN (32-3836) (23-3-0,150) 
of WOLF PACK II.  IMMORTAL was demolished by MELTDOWN in an exciting 1 minute 
mismatched match.  Well, okay, so I laughed.  But it was funny.  I mean, there was 
Immortal looking, like, this totally superior dude, and Meltdown just went snick and 
snee, and then Immortal didn't look superior, you know?  So i laughed.
     STEEL CLOTH (56-1745) (93-103-3,195) of PITT GLADIATORS fought PAPPI DEWRAG (66-
3565) (28-5-0,163) of HELTER SKELTER.  STEEL CLOTH savagely defeated PAPPI DEWRAG in 
an action packed 7 minute gory fight.  Seven minutes is too long yesterday, because 
of yesterday being so hot, but hi to Uncle Charlie anyway.  It is Uncle Charlie, 
isn't it?
     TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (47-36-1,208) of BLOOD KNIGHTS fought MADBULL (13-4198) (48-
77-1,176) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  TRYURLUCK was viciously subdued by MADBULL in an 
exciting 1 minute gory match.  It isn't any use for Madbull to win.  I mean, when he 
loses, he gets even madder, and when he wins, he gets all bloodlusty, so why not have 
him lose because then SOMEBODY will feel good about the fight.
     MAGE (49-2918) (64-66-3,195) of RPG'S fought TITAN (21-5070) (34-21-1,155) of 
BLACKEST PRIDE.  MAGE was devastated by TITAN in an action packed 1 minute mismatched 
match.  This was kind of like Immortal and Meltdown, only with different warriors.  I 
liked the part at the end where Mage turned himself into a little girl with a teddy 
bear.  It was a cute bear.
     THORON (16-4094) (39-47-0,209) of THE BLACKHEARTS fought BLINDFOLD SKIING (55-
2408) (58-81-2,178) of BAD IDEA.  THORON was slaughtered by BLINDFOLD SKIING in a 1 
minute one-sided conflict.  It wasn't like Thoron wasn't WARNED.  It says right THERE 
that Blindfold Skiing is a bad idea, and it IS.  Especially in the summer.
     SNAP CRACKLE PUP (49-738) (37-34-1,189) of PETS ON FIRE fought MOONRACER (50-
3206) (33-28-1,197) of MISFIT TOYS.  SNAP CRACKLE PUP slimly won victory over 
MOONRACER in an exciting 3 minute struggle.  Is "slimly won" like having 2% milk in 
the bowl to make the Pup go snap crackle?  Or even, you know, skim?
     KOOSH BALL (71-3536) (35-22-0,207) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought SMUG BUG (55-2900) 
(37-53-0,185) of RHYME TYME.  KOOSH BALL defeated SMUG BUG in an action packed 2 
minute battle.  This is what happens when bugs set around looking smug.  I think it's 
a July beetle.  Smug is, I think.  Or, you know, an August beetle, only they're 
fatter.  But also smug.
     BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (50-30-0,210) of SHADOWS fought JULIUS (64-3641) (65-71-
2,185) of UNDER DURESS.  BLACKMYTH vanquished JULIUS in an exciting 1 minute 
mismatched bout.  This is what happens when Julius offers to buy orange drinks all 
around if he loses.  And lots of people don't even LIKE orange drinks, but free is, 
you know, free.
     ULTIMATE FURY (12-5020) (26-10-2,200) of LUROCIANS IV fought FUNNY BUNNY (55-
1862) (81-114-1,186) of RHYME TYME.  ULTIMATE FURY narrowly defeated FUNNY BUNNY in a 
popular 9 minute gory duel.  I think this is probably the longest fight, but it 
seemed even longer because of Funny trying to tell a joke and he kept forgetting the 
punch line, and finally Ultimate just punched him anyway to get it over with.
     LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) (85-77-4,190) of ILLFANG PACT fought CHAOS LICH (15-4132) 
(38-23-0,188) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  LUMP O'GORE savagely slew CHAOS LICH in an 
exciting 1 minute bloody match.  I don't understand this one because I thought lich 
meant you were dead already.  So how could he be slewed?  And what is this Lump doing 
anyway, slewing five people now?  He must be a caravan raider.
     BLACKER (33-4445) (59-83-3,191) of HOMES fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-35-5,165) of 
Local People.  BLACKER was savagely defeated by HELYSE in an exciting 1 minute 
gruesome struggle.  See?  THIS is what happens when you get Helyse upset.  She gets 
save and gruesome, and somebody else has to PAY for it.
     EXQUISITE CORPSE (43-3200) (53-19-2,225) of CRADLE OF FILTH fought HINDENBIRD 
(49-1277) (37-19-0,207) of PETS ON FIRE.  EXQUISITE CORPSE savagely defeated 
HINDENBIRD in an exciting 2 minute brutal fight.  This one was so brutal it didn't 
even get off the ground, and I don't want to THINK about it.
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (41-31-0,236) of DARKMOON fought RAVEN EYES (12-2709) (62-
78-0,198) of SWEET MAGIC.  WOUNDWORT defeated RAVEN EYES in an exciting 1 minute 
match.  This would be some kind of home-town fight, wouldn't it?  Except I don't 
think these warriors are, like, the same generation at all.
     HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (107-167-2,219) of RHYME TYME fought XERXES (67-2429) (39-
34-2,207) of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE.  HOUSE MOUSE was overpowered by XERXES in an action 
packed 1 minute uneven fight.  Which is because of House nibbling the corner of a 
sack of, you know, oats or something, and there wasn't grain to feed a horse, and 
because of being one horse short, the army didn't win, and the kingdom crashed, and 
all sorts of stuff like that.  I think.

     Oh, now the challenge matches.  Which if I'd been doing all the fights instead 
of just some of them would mean I was half way through, but I'm not.  Oh, well.
     AGRO (29-4314) (21-26-1,67) of CROC FILES challenged LOPING WOLF (56-1796) (51-
90-0,73) of REDHORSE.  Up 6.  AGRO was handily defeated by LOPING WOLF in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge bout.  And after the fight, Loping tied some teeth to his 
horse's bridle, which the horse didn't like, well, who would? but whose teeth do you 
think they were?
     VENRIC (60-5709) (17-21-0,52) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 challenged RAVEN (71-3435) 
(15-17-0,62) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 10.  VENRIC vanquished RAVEN in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge fray.  Because of being really tired of hearing the Raven go 
around saying Nevermore, Nevermore.  I mean, anybody would get tired of that.
     ROCKI ROADS (25-4365) (26-28-0,91) of IVERS GIRLS challenged RUNEQUEST (49-2862) 
(60-93-3,140) of RPG'S.  Up 49.  ROCKI ROADS was demolished by RUNEQUEST in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Which is a big up-challenge, and what did you 
expect, anyway?  Probably there were skills, though.
     ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (29-27-0,129) of DARKMOON challenged FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) 
(98-150-3,136) of RHYME TYME.  Up 7.  ARTEMISIA savagely defeated FRAIL WHALE in a 
popular 8 minute gory Challenge duel.  If Artemisia was most challenged, how come she 
was the challenger?  I don't understand this.  Or maybe Zontani didn't understand it.  
Or maybe he spilled a drink (without an umbrella) on his notes and it didn't mean 
what it said.  I don't know.  But eight minutes is too long in this heat.  Really.
     FODDERER (36-5602) (22-22-0,103) of ANARKYSTS challenged MILA (55-29) (48-84-
0,109) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  FODDERER demolished MILA in an action packed 2 minute 
brutal one-sided Challenge fight.  You see?  Funny hats are not enough.  But I have 
to go for a walk before it gets too hot, so I will put this aside for a few minutes.  
You won't mind, will you?
     Well, gee!  Even not-very-hot is hot.  Darn.
     DARK OMEGA (21-4983) (39-38-0,150) of LORDS OF SHADOWS challenged NIGHTIE KNIGHT 
(12-4731) (39-26-1,158) of LOBOTOMATION.  Up 8.  DARK OMEGA vanquished NIGHTIE KNIGHT 
in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.  Does this make you wonder what Dark 
sleeps in?  Or shouldn't I be asking something like that?
     GRIMTHANE (16-3957) (28-32-0,139) of THE BLACKHEARTS challenged REDFOX (13-4197) 
(40-57-0,146) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 7.  GRIMTHANE subdued REDFOX in an action packed 
1 minute Challenge bout.  Which is, you know, one of those "everybody does it" 
things.  I mean, why does Redfox keep fighting?
     TESEN (12-4211) (37-34-1,180) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged THE BIG MEOW (21-
5307) (19-3-0,133) of MEOW MIX.  Down 47.  TESEN was beaten by THE BIG MEOW in an 
action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.  Gosh, that has got to be soooo embarrassing, 
I mean, to challenge way down and then lose.  And to cat food!  I mean, it's good cat 
food, but still.
     SMALL ROOMS (97-606) (15-6-4,169) of THE HASTINGS challenged BLACK ANDARUS (71-
3783) (18-8-0,164) of SHADOW MOD.  Down 5.  SMALL ROOMS overpowered BLACK ANDARUS in 
a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Which is one of those "well, of course!" 
things.  I mean, a small room would make ME feel overpowered, too, which is why I 
always stay at the Hiltonesque.
     STEVE DALLAS (33-5314) (64-32-0,206) of BLOOM COUNTY challenged WHITE KNIGHT 
(58-5971) (56-42-2,222) of CRUSADE.  Up 16.  STEVE DALLAS overpowered WHITE KNIGHT in 
an exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  What was exciting was, you know how 
sometimes people throw pies in the face?  Which is a waste of good pie, but that is, 
like, another matter, right?  Well, Steve had pizza pie, and White ended up with 
anchovies in his ears and pineapple hair and, you know, cheese everywhere.
     GREW SOME SHREW (16-4135) (47-40-2,204) of HELPLESS ANIMALS challenged BANKRUPT 
(71-3786) (37-14-0,197) of SHADOW GOLD.  Down 7.  GREW SOME SHREW was luckily beaten 
by BANKRUPT in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.  There's some kind of note where which I 
can't read about Bankrupt and the number seven, but it must not be important.  Or if 
it is, so what?  Because I can't read it.
     RILLION (36-5545) (28-14-1,186) of THE CHADS challenged TRAVELLER (49-2866) (68-
71-2,184) of RPG'S.  Down 2.  RILLION tW overpowered TRAVELLER in an action packed 3 
minute uneven Challenge struggle.  I read about somebody who overpowered travellers 
once.  He had an inn, NOT a Hiltonesque, and when travellers stayed there, he killed 
them and robbed them, which makes it hard to have repeat business.
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (31-20-0,193) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged TOUCH MY 
MONK, EH? (12-5112) (29-21-0,192) of ESTIMATED PROPHETS.  Down 1.  SEVERUS SNAPE was 
viciously subdued by TOUCH MY MONK, EH? in a 5 minute conflict.  But are you SURE 
that Severus actually DID touch the Monk?  I mean, what if it just looked that way 
but was really opera illusion?
     MYMID EL NAIMIS (7-4420) (53-21-1,193) of THE DANGER DOGS challenged GNU WORLD 
ORDER (16-3948) (60-54-3,196) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  Up 3.  MYMID EL NAIMIS devastated 
GNU WORLD ORDER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  I thought a gnu was like a 
deer or, you know, a nantelope, but different.  And dogs always chase things like 
deers and nantelopes, so why not?
     MR. TESTOSTERONE (70-1744) (39-51-4,194) of BALLROOM BLITZ challenged MIMR (82-
3783) (43-34-2,195) of SOL  INVICTUS.  Up 1.  MR. TESTOSTERONE was overpowered by 
MIMR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.  But I bet Mimr can't dance.  Lots of 
people can't, so that being able to dance is, you know, what's special, and Mr. 
shouldn't mind about losing so much, because of being able to dance.
     RED HUMMER (65-5154) (48-48-3,203) of GOOD VIBRATIONS challenged PENDRAGON (49-
2982) (84-68-0,194) of RPG'S.  Down 9.  RED HUMMER overpowered PENDRAGON in a 2 
minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I don't know, this fight just didn't do anything 
for me.  Maybe if I'd been there and seen it, I would think of something to say, but 
not today.  Or, you know, yesterday.
     BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (40-24-2,216) of DARKMOON challenged DR. SCUM (15-1968) 
(46-45-2,220) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q.  Up 4.  BEAG MAGDA viciously subdued DR. SCUM in an 
action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.  I've heard of vinegar being good for scum.  
At least, I think it was vinegar and scum.  Or maybe not.  Did you use vinegar, Beag?  
Even white vinegar.
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (46-26-3,212) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q challenged FERRET INFERNO 
(49-361) (39-29-2,215) of PETS ON FIRE.  Up 3.  E.A.POLECAT won victory over FERRET 
INFERNO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.  So this is like barbequed farret, right?  Ick.  
The pieces are, you know, too small, and it needs cranberry sauce, not hoarce 
radishes.
     MELKOR (13-1821) (33-11-0,236) of SILMARILLIAD challenged TRY ME NOW (61-846) 
(52-46-1,259) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  Up 23.  MELKOR was viciously subdued by TRY ME NOW 
in a 2 minute Challenge competition.  Well, what can you expect?  I mean, would they 
ask you to Try Him Now if he wasn't ready?
     Oh, the TV challenges!  That means nearly the end.  Great!  It isn't that I 
don't like all you guys, but I have, you know, other stuff to do.  After all, it 
isn't like this was still yesterday.
     SAMOO (37-4630) (19-11-1,97) of DARKENED PRIDE TV challenged SAMPSA (31-4233) 
(19-4-2,79) of SOL INVICTUS.  Down 18.  SAMOO overpowered SAMPSA in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge struggle.  I don't know these people.  Why haven't they talked to me 
and told me stuff so I can say things in the spy report?  I can't make it ALL up, you 
know!
     SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (20-2-0,179) of CASTLE BLACK TV challenged TYVIN (60-
5382) (42-34-0,186) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Up 7.  SETHRA LAVODE demolished TYVIN 
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  Black and Dark.  This is, you know, 
a same old story kind of thing.  Dark dark dark.  Black black black.  How about 
Demons of Daylight?
     DESECRATION (21-4392) (25-13-2,156) of BLACKEST PRIDE TV challenged SHEA 
MAGEBORN (75-2273) (27-23-0,160) of SHADOWCIRCLE.  Up 4.  DESECRATION vanquished SHEA 
MAGEBORN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  Because of shadows not 
being as dark as black?  Don't ask me, I don't know these things!
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (40-15-0,207) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS TV challenged GROGGY 
DOGGY (55-223) (110-169-0,220) of RHYME TYME.  Up 13.  DREAM WARRIOR was savagely 
defeated by GROGGY DOGGY in a 3 minute Challenge melee.  Well, of course.  I mean, to 
be dreaming, you have to be asleep, and groggy is at least partly awake, so this 
makes perfect sense, kind of.
     And for the Lord Marshall, NEMESIS (4-5115) (46-8-0,268) of CHAMPIONS TV 
challenged BLADE RUNNER # (33-4544) (81-57-4,252) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 16.  
NEMESIS devastated BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  
This was good, because Blade Runner has been Lord Marshall, too, so it was, you know, 
fair even if it wasn't even.  Well, you know.  And Blade Runner kills people, too.  I 
don't think that's nice, not really.  Not even for a Lord Marshall.  So 
congratulations to Nemesis, and now this spy report is done, so congratulations to 
me, too.  Remember, blood on a purple robe stains, so don't wear a purple robe into 
the arena, okay?  I mean, that would be silly.  Wear armor.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              47   8  0  291  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           53  46  1  278  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-CANDYACID 1-2545            72  67  1  276  TASTE THE PAIN (955)       MORDANT
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         86  77  5  247  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    54  19  2  242  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        111 169  0  241  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           42  31  0  241  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
-NIRFAUNA 16-4214            32  45  3  240  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
-PEPE LE FUNK 60-4570        33  27  1  230  EASTERN HORDE (983)        ARADI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             55  41  0  227  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        65  32  0  226  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          41  24  2  225  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         47  26  3  223  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          49  48  3  222  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            72  48  0  221  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 XERXES 67-2429              40  34  2  220  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           51  30  0  219  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
-PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        35  30  0  216  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     33  22  3  214  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      54  21  1  211  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            38  14  0  211  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    59  81  3  210  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          36  22  0  209  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 MIMR 82-3783                44  34  2  208  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
-TRASH QUAM 19-3751          28  22  2  208  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         94 103  3  207  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  30  21  0  207  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
-PETER PEOPLE-EATER 77-2609  48  23  1  205  MOTHERGOOSEONHALDOL (852)  MAZGOURRAH
 ELRORAN 12-4386             41  28  2  205  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     38  34  1  204  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          37  20  0  204  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       27  10  2  204  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     47  41  2  202  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
-TEMPEST 4-4503              25  16  1  202  STORM FRONT (976)          JHELUM
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      81  58  4  201  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       39  30  2  201  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
-PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         23  12  1  201  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 MADBULL 13-4198             49  77  1  200  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            46  46  2  200  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        56  43  2  199  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
-MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           44  36  1  199  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 HEL 82-14331                28  26  0  199  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
-AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       25  15  2  199  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
-RISK TAKER 43-3388          44  38  1  198  GIGABLOOD (860)            VEASTIAN
 RILLION 36-5545             29  14  1  198  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       21   2  0  198  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          62  79  0  197  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 MELKOR 13-1821              33  12  0  197  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
-ROCK A BYE 33-4653          48  34  3  196  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       40  16  0  196  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          55  86  1  194  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
-MICAWBER 19-3686            38  29  1  194  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         107 168  2  193  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-CREED 64-3997               65  42  0  193  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         62  39  2  193  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-DUBIJN 64-4092              35   9  0  193  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         81 115  1  192  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     60  55  3  192  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
-SCARLATTI 29-3867           59  33  2  192  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  29  1  192  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       31  21  0  192  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
-JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      21  18  0  192  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            37  54  0  191  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  52  4  188  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          38  24  0  187  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           84  69  0  186  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KELOS 55-30                 53  75  3  186  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 TITAN 21-5070               35  21  1  186  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 JULIUS 64-3641              65  72  2  185  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          16   6  4  184  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           47  37  1  183  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-WWW.QUAM.COM 82-4467        30  32  4  183  EASTERN HORDE 2 (994)      DWES EG
 TRAVELLER 49-2866           68  72  2  182  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THORON 16-4094              39  48  0  179  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
-ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           25  17  1  179  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MALICE 15-3729              33  27  0  178  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
 TYVIN 60-5382               42  35  0  177  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 BLACKER 33-4445             59  84  3  176  HOMES (682)                NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-ALI GATOR 33-5584           27  34  1  174  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-D 82-44                     22  10  0  174  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          40  38  0  172  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
-GORBODUC 29-3991            20   7  0  172  CRUEL BUT FAIR (892)       LAPUR
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          19  11  1  172  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MORROLAN 7-4400             34  40  2  171  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 DESECRATION 21-4392         26  13  2  171  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      34  29  0  170  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 MAGE 49-2918                64  67  3  169  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565        28   6  0  169  HELTER SKELTER (1005)      TARRGIR
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        20   3  0  167  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        31  14  1  165  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            24   3  0  160  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 TESEN 12-4211               37  35  1  158  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       18   9  0  158  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 INCISOR 64-3639             56  73  4  151  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        31  19  1  151  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       27  24  0  151  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GRIMTHANE 16-3957           29  32  0  149  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
-PARANOIA 9-4557             14   3  1  146  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      39  27  1  145  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
 RUNEQUEST 49-2862           61  93  3  142  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 IMMORTAL 49-2905            46  86  1  141  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           30  27  0  141  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 REDFOX 13-4197              40  58  0  137  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968         98 151  3  131  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         30  40  3  130  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
-HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        16   8  1  128  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 POINTY 16-4427              33  22  0  126  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
-LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    27  19  0  123  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 FODDERER 36-5602            23  22  0  119  ANARKYSTS (806)            JHANS
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     56  83  2  113  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ZENAR 12-4043               21  19  1  111  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 SAMOO 37-4630               20  11  1  111  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-LAYTOOS 60-5693             28  19  0   99  SHAVE MY POODLE (984)      ARADI
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      25  26  0   98  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MILA 55-29                  48  85  0   97  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         26  29  0   93  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HERMES 58-6016              16   7  0   86  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         26   9  1   85  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 BLUEY 29-4317               24  21  0   85  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-YAMA 82-11638               13   9  0   85  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
 GRAHAM 29-4318              25  20  0   83  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         52  90  0   81  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       32  27  1   77  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 SAMPSA 31-4233              19   5  2   76  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
-SLUGWORTH 33-6847           18  11  0   72  WILLY WONKA INC. (1015)    NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MALASION 16-4321            18  13  2   69  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
-STEERFORTH 19-4570          15   7  1   69  GO TO THE DICKENS! (891)   ZUWAYZA
 BRANGUS 16-4162             23  32  1   68  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 VENRIC 60-5709              18  21  0   67  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 JOELEAN 97-903              10  12  4   67  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
-NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      16  14  0   63  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 AGRO 29-4314                21  27  1   59  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-REAP THE FIELD 51-5088      15   9  0   54  SORROW'S HARVEST (1016)    TRICORUS
 SANDY 22-5829               20  13  1   52  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 BEER 71-3539                18  17  0   48  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 RAVEN 71-3435               15  18  0   47  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 CENTURION 71-3432           16   8  1   37  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
THORON 16-4094             39  48  0 THE BLACKHEARTS 788    BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-24 356
CHAOS LICH 15-4132         38  24  0 GRAVEYARD GLORY 936    LUMP O'GORE 13-1212    356

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Lima Bean Flambe -- It seems your manager has lost his mojo!  Losing that style
matchup, on his challenge even, is not a good sign....  Give my regards to the rest
of your teammates. -- The Big Meow

Rillion -- 33-8, you're closing the gap, my friend. -- Sylvester F.

Manager of Darkmoon -- Are you looking to replace Rillion as the nail under my
hammer?  If so, you are off to a good start. -- Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr. of
Blackest Pride etc....

Sethra Lavode -- You are scary. -- Titan

Nirfauna -- You're not all that helpless, are ye lassie?  Sure an' I was appalled
when ye stepped out onto the sand, looking so large and wicked.  'Course I was even
more appalled at that incredible flesh-splitting slash to the groin.  It's amazing,
the things we survive, ain't it? -- Lump o' Gore

     You should talk!

Azreal Els III -- Wow, you're faster than me and meaner than me.  It was sheer luck
that your weapon broke on that parry and I was able to win.  I think I'd like to
fight you again, just to see if I can do better. -- Royland

Tyvin -- Well, it was unpleasant but it was short.  I hate getting hit there. --
Kelos

Hayseed X-IV -- Did we fight yet?  I have this vague memory of you walking towards me
with your blade swinging... -- Mila

Debby Tonte -- You think there's something funny about my hat?  Granted, it's not the
season for fuzzy ear flaps, but I had them flipped up.  I only flip them down when it
gets cold. -- Mila

     Did you know your fuzzy flaps have eyes and, you know, teeth?

Venric -- Kelos, Mila and I all fought sexless golems.  What's up with that?  I

mean...nothing is up, so to speak, but I have heard that there are gender attachments
available.  Why don't you get one?  You might fight better. -- Loping Wolf (who won
against HIS golem, unlike his teammates)

Creed -- I hope that you aren't sore about me challenging you again.  I'm running low
on upchallenges that I think I might win.  And I still need to learn 11 skills.
Could be a long row to hoe. -- Woundwort

     So get a tractor.

Touch My Monk Eh? -- I see that you are doing much better than my teammate,
Artemisia.  We had high hopes for her, but now she's looking at possible retirement.
Anyway, I hope you keep doing well here. -- Beag Magda

Meltdown -- That didn't work out at all for me. -- Artemisia

Raven -- Close one!  For a second there I thought that you would riposte. -- Sampsa

Koosh Ball -- What, do you have stone for bones then?  I kept the critical attacks
coming for seven minutes and it's still not enough!  And it looks like I'll be at the
grindstone all night, trying to get the edge back on that longsword! -- MIMR

Hel -- Wow, apparently CN doesn't matter anymore.  Do you do some insane amount of
damage or did I just fall victim to random damage and consistent attack location? --
Dubijn

Peter People-Eater -- You can win the fight, but if you try to eat me, you're going
to find out I know things about fighting that aren't covered in the rules. -- Raven
Eyes

Xerxes -- Even your ekses won't be enough to save you from Madbull should you chance
to wander down a dark alley.  Therefore I strongly advise you to avoid dark alleys
for a while, or else travel with a companion to cover your back.  Outside the arena,
Madbull fights dirty. -- Redfox

     The dark alleys are full of people who fight dirty.  Someone should put in
     lights.  Or, you know, a laundromat.

Hmm, first a warrior in the stands called Funny Bunny pathetic, then the audience
booed and hissed, Sheila Greywand proclaimed me the victor, and the audience was
spellbound.  A confused sequence there, possibly a sign of the confusion of the
times. -- Moonjumper

D -- There's so little to you, I couldn't see anything to strike. -- Redfox

Samoo -- It's probably part of a foul plot. -- Brangus

Artemisia -- Yes, I was stunned by your ambidextrous prowess.  Very impressive.  And
you can do good stuff in the arena, too. -- Redfox

18 July 2003
To All Managers -- I would like to take this time to announce that my alliance, The
Association, is no more.  Due to the dead weight managers of the alliance and their
lack of participation, DarkSpirit and I have formed a new alliance:  The Firm.  We
have taken on two members so far and are looking for a few more.  If you would like
to find out more about The Firm, you can diplo Dark Spirit, Unknowns XX in arena 15
or myself, Sungod, Sadists F2FII in arena 62.
                               --*  The Firm *--
                    Sungod -- Sadists F2FII -- 62
                    Dark Spirit -- Unknowns XX -- 15
                    Youngblood -- Wensinwasin -- 43
                    Tripwire -- Of Wolf and Man -- 1

26 July 2003
     Citizens of Alastari, a bright dawn has risen.  While you slept, a pernicious
force has entered the once-fair City of Aruak.  It fought alongside their treasured
warriors, it drank with their fans, and it slept with their women.  Now the masks are
coming off.
     Warriors, be afraid...be very afraid.  After years of Andorian managers ranting
that Aruak is the safest city in Alastari, the Frothingslosh Syndicate has selected
Aruak City as the home for its next epic 'contest'--Murder by Numbers II.  Our spies
have selected the warriors for extermination, and the executioners have had several
months to prepare.  Now a new age of darkness will descend upon Aruak, as the
Syndicate and its allies bring an entirely new level of competition to the arena!
Downchallenges!  Assassinations!  Small poodles as hors d'oeuvres!
     The Murder by Numbers II 'rules' will be announced next cycle.  However, we
invite all managers, from all corners of Alastari, to come to Aruak City and take
part...in one way or another.  Help defend the honor of a long heralded haven for the
pure, or join the forces of change in their siege of the ice-cream and cake
stronghold of the Dukes of Nerf-Dueling!
     This exercise is not for either the faint of heart or the weak willed.  Blood
will flow, brains will leak, and beer will be chugged.  Either way, we welcome you
with open arms and gleaming blades.
     This public service announcement has been brought to you by Frothingslosh Epic
Contests (tm), the number 86, and the letter 'K'.

The Frothingslosh Syndicate

29 July 2003
           *     *     *     *The Third Annual Turf War*     *     *     *
     Yes, it's time again for alliances to go to war!  TW3 will be held in DM 47
(North Fork) at a date to be  specified later--right after Crip's Incomprehensible
Contest is over...but I'm sure everyone wants to get their teams there soon!  Here
are the rules:

1.  Each alliance must have a leader declare the arrival of his alliance.  The leader
    will be responsible for verifying any and all teams/managers who declare to the
    alliance he/she is leading.
2.  Each manager, team declaring for the contest must have approval of the leader,
    donate one Roll-up Certificate ($5) to the prize pot (send it to me by diplo, by
    snail, or a note to customer service), and declare his/her team by diplo, p-ad or
    snail.
3.  Each team may declare one warrior as champion.  All points scored by a champ are
    double!
4.  Prizes are as follows (mostly...there WILL be some things added as the prize pot
    grows with entry donations--this list is not final!)
    *  Highest scoring alliance -- Rename Arena 47 for a period of 6 months, one half
       of the total prize pot donated; roll-up certs.
    *  The Alliance with the most returns from the DA will get to re-name the DA
       monsters for a period of 6 months.
    *  The alliance with the most warriors listed as style masters will get to pick
       the Alastari city/arena to host the next Grand Tournament.
    *  The warrior with the most front page honors/awards will have the Arenamaster
       named after him for a period of 6 months.
    *  The Alliance with the most front page Honors/Awards will have the honor of
        picking the *slow* arena to host the Fifth Annual Turf War.
    *  The team with the most listings as Style Master will find out the favorites of
       one of their warriors.
    *  The warrior with the most listings as Style Master will fight at my expense
       for five turns (I will transfer to the manager's account).
    *  The Alliance with the most kills will be able to re-name the stand-in warriors
       for a period of 6 months.
    *  The warrior that scores the most total points will fight at my expense for 5
       turns (I will transfer $7.50 to the manager's account).
    *  The team that scores the most total points will receive an extra share of
       roll-up certs from the prize pot.
     There may be more categories to come, and the prize pot still has to be
divided...I'm open to category/prize ideas--and further donations to the prize pot.
     The contest will run for *TEN* turns; prizes will be awarded at the end of the
11th turn.
     Scoring will be as follows:
* 5 points per fight, doubled for each of the following conditions met:
     -- Two Alliance     -- Champion
     -- Challenge        -- Two Champions
     -- Bloodfeud        -- Challenger losing
     -- Kill
     (Note:  DA losses are exempt, but DA wins will be *tripled*!!!  Ex:  Happy
Slasher goes to the DA and dies, no points are lost.  If he wins, his team scores 60
points!  If he was a champ, he scores 120 points!)
     Use the following chart to calculate scores:
Conditions Met:       0     1     2     3     4     5     6     7
Points Per Fight:     5    10    20    40    80   160   320   640
* Awards/Honors and Style Masters will each be awarded points also.  Find the total
number of each (do note add Awards and Style Masters together) and consult the graph
below.  Champs that score an award or style master count as two.
     1 --   5      7 --  320
     2 --  10      8 --  640
     3 --  20      9 -- 1280
     4 --  40     10 -- 2560
     5 --  80     11 -- 5280
     6 -- 100     (x2 for each extra)
Note -- These categories *count as "triple"*--they will be figured for each team,
*AND* again for each alliance *as well as* for each warrior!
*  Each and every mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points...period.
*  TVs will be scored on the same scale as Awards/Style Masters, but the total points
will be x10.  TC's will be scored as TV's, but x10 more.
Number of TV/TC's          Points Scored (TV/TC)
     1      50/ 500
     2     100/1000
     3     200/2000
     4     400/4000
     +     x2/ x2 (for each extra)
     Each alliance will start with 5000 points, scores for *fights* will be added to
the winner's total *AND* deducted from the losers.
     Come  one and all, defend your turf and the honor of your alliance...or your
own!
                    Asmo Dius, TCB
                    Arenas, DM 47, DM 73

1 August 2003
     Assurnasirbanipal invites you to Talcama to participate in the third BATTLE
ROYAL contest.  It is a Delarquan contest so brutal that even some of Talcama's most
notable managers will refuse to participate.  The rules are simpler than any other
contest:  You may not avoid any other contest team.  There are no silly rules for who
can and can't compete.  Any team in Talcama is eligible to compete.  The scoring is
also quite simple (+1 for a win, +1 for a kill (+1 for the win), -1 for a loss) and
the first team to reach 25 points is the winner.
     Scoring will be live--the results for the turn posted in the newsletter.  The
winner will be able to fight their contest team in Talcama for free for 6 months but
more importantly will win a contest against some of the best managers who play the
game in one of the hardest contests in the game.
     First turn for BATTLE ROYAL 3 is Talcama Turn 465, which is due August 30.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEMESIS devastated BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DREAM WARRIOR was savagely defeated by GROGGY DOGGY in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
DESECRATION vanquished SHEA MAGEBORN in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SETHRA LAVODE demolished TYVIN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SAMOO overpowered SAMPSA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
MELKOR was viciously subdued by TRY ME NOW in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
E.A.POLECAT won victory over FERRET INFERNO in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
BEAG MAGDA viciously subdued DR. SCUM in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
RED HUMMER overpowered PENDRAGON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MR. TESTOSTERONE was overpowered by MIMR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MYMID EL NAIMIS devastated GNU WORLD ORDER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
SEVERUS SNAPE was viciously subdued by TOUCH MY MONK, EH? in a 5 minute conflict.
RILLION overpowered TRAVELLER in a action packed 3 minute uneven Challenge struggle.
GREW SOME SHREW was luckily beaten by BANKRUPT in a 7 minute Challenge brawl.
STEVE DALLAS overpowered WHITE KNIGHT in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
SMALL ROOMS overpowered BLACK ANDARUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TESEN was beaten by THE BIG MEOW in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.
GRIMTHANE subdued REDFOX in a action packed 1 minute Challenge bout.
DARK OMEGA vanquished NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge fray.
FODDERER demolished MILA in a action packed 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
ARTEMISIA savagely defeated FRAIL WHALE in a popular 8 minute gory Challenge duel.
ROCKI ROADS was demolished by RUNEQUEST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
VENRIC vanquished RAVEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
AGRO was handily defeated by LOPING WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
HEL lost to ROYLAND in a 2 minute bout.
HOUSE MOUSE was overpowered by XERXES in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
WOUNDWORT defeated RAVEN EYES in a exciting 1 minute match.
EXQUISITE CORPSE savagely defeated HINDENBIRD in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
MILQUETOAST was overpowered by VALKYRIE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
MOONJUMPER was devastated by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
BLACKER was savagely defeated by HELYSE in a exciting 1 minute gruesome struggle.
LUMP O'GORE savagely slew CHAOS LICH in a exciting 1 minute bloody match.
ULTIMATE FURY narrowly defeated FUNNY BUNNY in a popular 9 minute gory duel.
BLACKMYTH vanquished JULIUS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched bout.
ELRORAN handily defeated MORROLAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KOOSH BALL defeated SMUG BUG in a action packed 2 minute battle.
SNAP CRACKLE PUP slimly won victory over MOONRACER in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
THORON was slaughtered by BLINDFOLD SKIING in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
MAGE was devastated by TITAN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
TRYURLUCK was viciously subdued by MADBULL in a exciting 1 minute gory match.
STEEL CLOTH savagely defeated PAPPI DEWRAG in a action packed 7 minute gory fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZER was beaten by KELOS in a popular 2 minute fray.
CRYPT KEEPER was overcome by LORD REDMOND in a 2 minute duel.
IMMORTAL was demolished by MELTDOWN in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.
CLOD PUNTER was demolished by INCISOR in a popular 1 minute one-sided battle.
LADY EMILY handily defeated HELYSE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched contest.
SUPERIOR FORCES was bested by POINTY in a exciting 4 minute battle.
ZENAR devastated BLUEY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
GRAHAM was subdued by LORD FIREFLASH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute contest.
JOELEAN was savagely defeated by HERMES in a action packed 3 minute bloody bout.
BEER was overpowered by THE MADNESS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CENTURION was handily defeated by BRANGUS in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
SWEET CHASTITY overpowered SANDY in a exciting 1 minute bloody uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  34         LUNGING ATTACK   203 - 157 -  5      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   15         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       38 -  31 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       52 -  43 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  77 -  3      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK   68 -  82 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     5         AIMED BLOW        42 -  52 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   46 -  59 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  26 -  0      35  |

Turn 356 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  7         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      5 - 10         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    20 - 14     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  6         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NEMESIS 4-5115             47   8  0  291 CHAMPIONS (956)
PARRY-LUNGE      TRY ME NOW 61-846          53  46  1  278 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
WALL OF STEEL    LUMP O'GORE 13-1212        86  77  5  247 ILLFANG PACT (254)
AIMED BLOW       E.A.POLECAT 15-2644        47  26  3  223 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)
TOTAL PARRY      BANKRUPT 71-3786           38  14  0  211 SHADOW GOLD (987)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738    38  34  1  204 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544     81  58  4  201 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRET INFERNO 49-361      39  30  2  201 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN EYES 12-2709         62  79  0  197 SWEET MAGIC (717)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRIMTHANE 16-3957          29  32  0  149 THE BLACKHEARTS (788)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135.  The ten other most popular fighters were STEEL 
CLOTH 56-1745, TESEN 12-4211, PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565, FRAIL WHALE 55-1968, ULTIMATE 
FURY 12-5020, SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146, ARTEMISIA 12-5096, MOONRACER 50-3206, TOUCH MY 
MONK, EH? 12-5112, and HERMES 58-6016.

The least popular fighter this week was BEER 71-3539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAGE 49-2918, MORROLAN 7-4400, MILQUETOAST 33-5313, RAVEN 71-3435, 
ROCKI ROADS 25-4365, SAMPSA 31-4233, SANDY 22-5829, CENTURION 71-3432, GRAHAM 
29-4318, and BLUEY 29-4317.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              47   8  0  291  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      54  21  1  211  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           51  30  0  219  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           42  31  0  241  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         86  77  5  247  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         47  26  3  223  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     47  41  2  202  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            72  48  0  221  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       31  21  0  192  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 TITAN 21-5070               35  21  1  186  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 SANDY 22-5829               20  13  1   52  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         26  29  0   93  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 BLUEY 29-4317               24  21  0   85  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              19   5  2   76  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            24   3  0  160  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        65  32  0  226  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       32  27  1   77  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             29  14  1  198  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               20  11  1  111  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    54  19  2  242  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       40  16  0  196  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     38  34  1  204  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           33  29  1  192  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        111 169  0  241  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             55  41  0  227  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        56  43  2  199  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 TYVIN 60-5382               42  35  0  177  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           53  46  1  278  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              65  72  2  185  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 RED HUMMER 65-5154          49  48  3  222  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565        28   6  0  169  HELTER SKELTER (1005)      TARRGIR
 XERXES 67-2429              40  34  2  220  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    39  52  4  188  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            38  14  0  211  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       27  24  0  151  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 MIMR 82-3783                44  34  2  208  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          16   6  4  184  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE