ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 09/04/2003    Duedate: 09/17/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-358

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       150   49  3 75.4   12-DEATH HORDE 33/952    188  169  8 52.7
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         EASTERN HORDE 4/975                   
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
  2 SADISTS F2F 61/1020     3    1  0 75.0      EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
  3 DSM4 9/461            453  279  6 61.9      EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     EASTERN HORDE 2 82/994                
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                       13 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    39   36  0 52.0
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                            HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    CRADLE OF FILTH 43/966                
  4 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1268  844 17 60.0   14 DARKMOON 12/911        85   93  1 47.8
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
  5 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    21   14  0 60.0      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                 15 ANARKYSTS 36/806      218  241  1 47.5
  6-HALL OF GIANT 12/885  317  225  9 58.5      THE BLACKHEARTS 16/788                
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    GOOD VIBRATIONS 65/805                
  7 PETS ON FIRE 49/1001   29   23  0 55.8      MAROON MIDGET 66/807                  
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  IVERS GIRLS 25/965                    
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                      IVER'S GIRLS 97/971                   
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                16 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  223  265  9 45.7
  8 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    71   57  2 55.5   17 GRAVEYARD GLO 15/936  115  137  0 45.6
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                         MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
  9 MISFIT TOYS 50/921    163  135  1 54.7   18 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399  104  140  2 42.6
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
    ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                     19 RHYME TYME 55/397     110  152  0 42.0
    ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                     20 RPG'S 49/657          947 1318 19 41.8
    2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013                   MASTICATORS 64/442                    
 10 MYTHICAL 58/779       403  338  6 54.4      HOMES 33/682                          
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      BAD IDEA 55/672                       
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                      21 UNDER DURESS 64/743   664  956  9 41.0
    THE CHADS 36/946                            DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                22 REDHORSE 56/823       169  273  2 38.2
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
 11 SHADOWS 11/960         99   83  3 54.4      ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                      23-THE HASTINGS 97/1010    6   12  0 33.3
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                          HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                    24 CROC FILES 29/951      16   35  0 31.4
    CRUSADE 58/894                              WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                          25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    357  821  4 30.3
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                           CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                         PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                  26-THE WILLBURYS 13/864    1    0  0  100
    DEATHSGATE 7/977                         27 UNKNOWNS XX 15/1019     0    1  0  0.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #68 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Riztab:

     "It's moved into the old office building on the waterfront," Spymaster Torric
said.  "The one with the old arena records in it, you know?"
     "They, not it," Jorja corrected absently.  "More than one monster or whatever.
But I wonder why the office building?  It seems so unlikely: the Office Building of
Doom or something."
     Torric laughed but said, "It wasn't always an office building.  Forty or fifty
years ago, it was a merchant prince's palace.  Then the merchant went broke--don't
ask me how, because I do NOT want to know--and Tokken Makrok got the building as part
of the, um, settlement of debts, I guess.  And when the arena opened, he sold the
building to the Gladiatorial Commission, and then the lake rose and drowned the lower
floor...."  He shrugged.  "But it was built on a much older foundation.  Hundreds of
years older."
     "What was it then, hundreds of years ago?" Jorja asked.
     "I've got no clue, I wasn't around then," the Spymaster said.  "Heck, I wasn't
even around when the merchant prince was going broke; I heard about that from my
grandfather."  He topped up his stein from the pitcher on the table.  "What are you
going to do about it?  And where's Garfield--isn't that the guy that with you?"
     "Garfield's got interests all over Alastari, you can't expect him to hang around
Riztab just to investigate a haunted office building.  And besides, why should I, he,
or we do anything at all about it?"
     "It worries people," Torric said.  "There are, well, there are...noises.  At
night.  And sometimes people vanish from the lakefront...."
     "They do that anyway--vanish.  The lakefront isn't the safest place in Riztab
after dark," Jorja pointed out tartly.
     "But--"
     "And if the building belongs to the Commission now, THEY should be responsible
for whatever is going on," she went on relentlessly.
     "But they won't DO anything!"  Torric slammed his tankard down onto the table.
     Jorja shrugged.  "I have my own matters to attend to."
     "At best," the Spymaster went on, "they'll assign some Lord Protectors to
investigate and if possible rid the place of its monsters.  Why wait?  Why not send
some of yours, or call for volunteers, if more are needed and you don't want to go
yourself?"
     "If the Commission sends someone, they'll have to pay expenses," Jorja said.
"If we start on our own, they won't.  And I'm just breaking even as it is."

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     Aghtamar, Zilla, and Cadal sat or knelt, as each preferred, in a shadowy cavern
formed by the drooping branches of a pine.  Cadal had vetoed a fire, but they had
food--thick slabs of bread topped with ham and cheese, and water to drink.  They'd
taken position well before sunset, in case the killer was out early looking for HIS
position of ambush.
     "He doesn't use the same one each time?" Aghtamar asked.
     "No.  There may be some repeating, judging by where the bodies have been found,
but some are too far apart to have been ambushed from the same spot.  There's been a
general progression from east to west, too, as though the killer was coming from the
east coast, maybe from Zuwayza, and heading for the west coast by way of Murska and
Fratsfa.  This seems like about the right distance from the last body--"
     "I just hope the killer doesn't decide this tree would make a good ambush spot
for HIM," Zilla muttered.
     There was a period of silence while the three Lord Protectors alternately ate
and leaned forward to peer through the branches at the road.  Their position was in
the bottom of a small valley where the road crossed a steep, rocky stream on an
arched stone bridge.
     "I wonder where the priests of Kjarran found the monster," Aghtamar asked in a
tone of idle curiosity.  "I wonder if they have any control over it, or if they just
pointed it west at Korga and turned it loose?"
     "You think the priests are responsible for this?" Cadal asked, surprised.
     "Of course," she said.  "Who else?"
     "Some of the invaders might have released something that was caged," Cadal
suggested.  "If it really is a monster of some kind.  If it's just a killer, it could
be anyone.  Besides, if it was set by the Kjarranists, you'd think it would leave
their people alone, and it hasn't.  Well, we can't be sure about beliefs, but all
races have been attacked."
     "The people of Karnhorn race who died might have been followers of Serimna,"
Zilla said.  "The priests of Kjarran hate Serimnists more even than Karragit or Orcs
or Shews.  More even than Elves."
     "It doesn't matter," Cadal said finally.  "Monstrous or mortal, it's a killer
and our job right now is to stop it."
     Aghtamar was taking her turn peering out at the road.  The sun was down, at
least as seen from this location, and the valley was filling with shadows.  She
stiffened and whispered, "Somebody coming!"
     "Fist of Kjarran?" Zilla asked.
     "No, someone coming from the east.  Someone on a horse."
     "Bad time and place for an innocent traveler," Cadal said, moving up to join her
at the edge of their shelter.  "So let's hope it's the killer looking for a place to
set his ambush."
     Zilla crammed the last of her bread and cheese into her mouth, muttered
something indistinct, and began to climb the tree, keeping close to the trunk and
spiraling upward out of sight.
     The road, which was used by traders' wagons as well as foot and horse traffic,
looped back and forth across the steep hillside to get an easier grade, so it most of
it was hidden behind the trees.  All could hear the hoofbeats, though.  One horse,
coming steadily at moderate speed.  The last stretch above the bridge was in the
clear, however, and still lit, more or less, by the ruddy light of the setting sun
reflecting off clouds above the valley.
     A shadow moved at the top of the visible length of road, resolving into a large
hound.  Two large hounds.  Too large to be hounds, but they weren't horses, bears, or
cattle.  The darkness at the edge of the trees stretched out an arm which advanced,
detached, and became a vaguely seen man, or something man-like, on a horse, or nearly
a horse.  A third hound followed on his heels.
     "The killer," Cadal said, his voice little more than a ghost of sound.
"Couldn't be anything else."
     "It could be human and I wouldn't mind," Aghtamar countered as quietly.
"Because THAT surely is no human or any other race I ever met."
     What little they could see of the figure on the horse seemed tall as a Shew but
skeletally thin.  The flame-colored light of the setting sun--or something--made the
eyes of horse, rider, and hounds all reflect redly.  One of the hounds stopped, head
up and turning slowly.  It looked directly at the tree where the gladiators were
hiding and then pointed its nose at the sky and loosed a howl that would freeze the
blood of a salamander.  The rider turned to look toward the tree also, raised a
hunting horn and blew it.  Above them, Zilla gave a startled shriek and slid down in
a shower of bark and needles.
     "We'd better get on the road," Cadal said urgently.  "We're in a trap if we try
to fight from in here."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The dog charged Fist of Kjarran without finesse, just came straight at him.  It
seemed to grow unnaturally as it came closer, from as big as a pony to a beast that
towered like an elephant, and it bayed continually.  Fist wondered in passing where
it found the breath to keep howling like that as it ran.  No doubt that it was an
unnatural beast of some kind!  He muttered a quick prayer, wished for a boar spear,
and knelt, bracing his sword to receive the plunging monster.
     At the last moment, its breath already cold on his face, the beast swerved to
pass Fist to his left.  Fist twisted quickly and managed to slash across its ribs,
though the cut was only a shallow one.  The dog twisted, too, whining with frustrated
eagerness to kill.  Fist got back on his feet so that he could turn and keep his face
and blade to the circling hound.  Why it didn't leap in to attack, he could not
imagine.  It backed up out of blade's reach and bayed at him.  The sound was
unpleasant, but that was all--what was the fool creature doing?
     It bayed again, with vibrato and tricky overtones.  Abruptly Fist guessed that
it was trying to frighten him.  What the heck?  Could it ONLY kill through fear, or
at least only physically attack those who had been unmanned by fear?  He lunged
suddenly, and it scrambled back out of the way rather than meet the attack and
attempt to fight.  Kjarran and Jayde!  It was like the old motto: the only thing to
be feared was fear itself.  He leaped to the attack again, pressing the infernal
hound relentlessly.  The hound dodged and twisted agilely, and whenever it had a
moment, it howled.  Not the hunting call, but the howl of a dog voicing its woes.
     It was answered by a hunting horn from farther down the valley, and for the
first time since he'd seen the hound, Fist of Kjarran again noticed the sound of
battle down there.  Apparently the hound was calling for help.
     Kjarran and Jayde!  A beast of prey that was at least twice his size and still
needed help to kill him was not something to frighten a child, much less a Lord
Protector!  But there was no telling, the help it summoned might be more formidable.
Better to take care of the hound now, at once, and not have to fight hound and helper
together.  Besides, his assistance might be needed down at the bridge where the other
Lord Protectors were fighting the hound's master.  He made a determined attack on the
hound, pressing it back with his thrusts and slashes, attempting to corner it against
the low bank at one side of the road.  It yelped, snapped, and lunged back at him
desperately.
     "Ah...I shoulda remembered," Fist muttered, dodging.  "Cornered rats and
all...."  He tried one last slash as the beast went by and laid open its hip to the
bone.  It screamed and fell.
     There was a wordless shout of fury from farther along, two human screams,
drumming hooves that approached his position faster than a horse should be able to
gallop up that slope.  Fist moved quickly to put his back to the low bluff beside the
road.  It would hamper his movement, but it would be a worse problem for the
horsemen; at least here he wouldn't have to worry about being ridden down.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #12 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     The gladiators shifted automatically to take up what each considered good
defensive stance.  Fizban noted wryly that the ability to support each other in
defense or offense did not appear to be a dominating factor.  No doubt Sheila
Greywand had reasons for the type of training she had ordained, each man trained to
be a solitary hero, but he would have preferred to see more teamwork.  He sighed
again.  Well, she doubtless had her reasons.  For himself, he picked a position where
he had a clear field in the direction Rogan was facing and rummaged through his store
of spells for those which would be most useful in a totally unknown situation.
     The fog, turned to a golden mist by the sunlight, thinned slowly.  Slowly enough
that he would have expected the approaching person to be visible by now.  Unless
Rogan had been mistaken, which seemed unlikely.  True, he, Fizban, could not hear
anyone approaching, but unfortunately he had noticed a slight deterioration in his
hearing.  Getting old was such a nuisance.  Very clever of Lady Sheila to have
granted the gladiators agelessness for so long as they remained in her service.
Immortality without agelessness was a cruel jest, but agelessness granted at the
height of one's physical powers was...tempting.  Few would refuse it, and the price
seemed so low, merely take an oath to serve her in defense of Alastari....  The oath
had magical overtones, of course, and once given could NOT be ignored.  And the
oftener he came to the Isle, associated with Lord Protectors, the more certain Fizban
became that there was a hook somewhere in that tasty bait.  Well, that wasn't today's
problem.
     The mist farther along the flagstone path swirled and parted.  The figure
approaching was approximately human in shape and size, but there had been, the old
wizard thought, reptiles in its ancestry rather than mammals.  It was scaled and had
a crest of quills.  It stopped and looked at them warily, but without overt
hostility.
     "Greetings," Scarlatti said briskly.  "We have come from a great distance, and
by accident.  Can you tell us where we are?"
     The creature uttered a musical trill, then said, in passable Isle cant, "You
have come to the Thallian Hub.  Where did you expect to be?"
     "We did not expect to have moved at all," Moonjumper answered ruefully.  "We
were on the Isle of the Eye, at the city of Talahya."
     "It is passing strange," the lizard man said, "but strange things are quite
normal here in Thallia.  It is perhaps best that you should speak with the wizards of
the College.  If you would have the goodness to come with me?"  He gestured towards
the path behind himself and the minutely scaled skin of his forehead twitched,
perhaps the equivalent of a human raising eyebrows in question.  "My name, by the
way, is--" he whistled something.  "I believe you do not have the type of mouth
needed to speak that, however, and others of your kind might say...Thristle."  He
moved along the path in the direction he'd come from, apparently trusting them to
follow and not concerned at having armed humans--and an elf--at his back.  It was
only when the lizard man had turned his back that Fizban realized Thristle was armed
with a sword, as well.
     Scarlatti hurried to catch up and walk beside their guide.  "What do you do here
in Thallia?" he asked.
     "Many things are done by different people here," Thristle said.  "Thallia is a
Hub, after all.  I myself am a gladiator, I fight on a team of netmen."  He made a
deep humming sound.  "It is not a career my clan would approve, but one does as one
must, and after the battle of Sigarvle was so disastrously lost...."  He gave a
surprisingly human shrug.  "Those of us who survived were so deeply dishonored by the
situation that we had few options.  At least this gladiating allows us to pay our
way, and we remain together as a team, honing our skills for the chance that we all
await wherein we shall retrieve our honor and be able to return to our home,
beautiful Trisnath.  What has been your career in the place from which you came?" the
lizard man asked.  "What are your skills?  For to live on Thallia is not a small
thing, and you will need to find employment at once."
     "We're gladiators, too," Scarlatti said.  "All but old Fizban there, and he's a
manager."
     "Ah, that is bad luck!  You are too few to make an effective team, and the best
you can hope for is to be taken on as standbys for the established teams.  What are
your specialties?  The phalanx teams are always looking for extra men, and I have
heard that the Blue faction chariots are--"
     "We are accustomed to fighting one-on-one," Carris Fallstar snapped from
Thristle's other side.
     Thristle's forehead twitched again.  "Single combat?  There is a market for
that, but as unknown challengers you would be likely to get only the worst matches."
He shook his head, his crest of quills rustling.  "A hard life, and not even a friend
at your side in the worst of it.  I do not envy you that!"
     "We would rather simply return to our Talahya," Fizban said.
     "And so I would suppose, as I would rather return to Trisnath.  But even if you
have no stain of dishonor to wipe out, as I and my companions have, how will you pay
the wizards to accomplish it?  The wizards of the College never act for free."
     Before anyone could respond to this, Rogan said quietly, "Someone coming up
behind us, fast.  A group--at least six, maybe seven.  They're wearing mail."
     Thristle darted a glance over his shoulder and his hand went immediately to his
sword.  "The Ardaunar!" he wailed, turning and drawing.  "Though you are not of my
company, I beg you not to flee.  The Ardaunar always pursue that which flees!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 473): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 471): CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 467): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 467): PA ELL of WAY OF THE SWORD (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 465): PAN of DEITIES & DEMIGODS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 464): VOO DOO of UNKNOWNS XII (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 232): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 456): MR. YUCK of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 230): PHOENICIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 453): TROTLINE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 451): OLD MAJOR of PIG BATTALION (Kellog, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 444): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 407): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 207): CAN'T BRING ME DOWN of THE SUNGOD XPERIENCE (SunGod)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 201): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 188): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 332): BESOT of ACT OF MALICE (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 312): THE BUM of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 357): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 473): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 471): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 467): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 467): SILK AND STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 465): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 464): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 232): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 456): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 230): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 453): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 ANASAZI (turn 451): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 444): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 407): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 207): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 201): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 188): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 332): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 312): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 137): WAY TO GO! II (Spawn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 357): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 470): DOORSTOP of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 466): DIRT KNAP of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 467): PA ELL of WAY OF THE SWORD (Vhagar, mgr.)
                           PAZUZU of THE BLACKHEARTS (Nunzio Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 464): KILLIN' STU of MINIONS OF MILO (Kleptov Grenufelbitz)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 463): KANDY KANES of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 231): BATMANNING (28-3402) CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 229):ODYSSEUS of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KRAC D'CHEVALIERS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               BABBS BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 443): BRIGIT of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 201): GRINNON BEARIT of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
                   (turn 200): ZEEL BEBUB of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               INCREDIBLE SULK of DRAKE'S COMICS (Drake, mgr.)
                               MARY ANN of SCREEN DREAMS (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 187): CLOUDS AWAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 311): ON MY WAY of SADISTS F2F (SunGod, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     There was a totally strange, you know, memo thing when I got to the office 
today.  About challenging.  It said how Andorak can only have up-challenges because 
that's all that's honorable, and Darkholm can only have down-challenges, because of 
that being the Delarquan Way.  But what does that leave for us?  For, you know, Free 
Blades that doesn't have to worry about the Delarquan Way or being White-Hat 
honorable.  Do we only get to make challenges straight across, or do we have to have 
half our challenges up and half down, or, you know, what?  Or no challenges, and just 
random matches?  I'm just toally confused, you know?
     Blackest Pride was avoided by Demons of Darkness, which is totally what everyone 
expects, right?  I mean, this is what they do.  Moonracer got the most challenges and 
traded them for horses, I don't know who he traded with, probably Tokken Makrok at 
Riztab because of him doing horse trades, and Moonracer is going to do charriot races 
on account of not liking to have a fast food joint.  Which is good, because I don't 
like fast food anyway.  I hate having to chase it, you know?
     We only had fifty-three fights, which isn't as much as last time, even.  We're 
sliding down, you know, the hill.  Not that anyone could slide up, but still.  
Twenty-eight challenge matches, four TV challenges.  Where is everybody going?  The 
longest fight was nine minutes which was longer than all the others.  Six minutes was 
next.  Nobody gets turtles, because I don't do turtles.  I mean, turtles have shells.  
Honestly!

     So, something about the fights, because of HER thinking I should do stuff like 
that.
     BRANGUS (16-4162) (23-33-1,66) of PUNNY AMINALS fought DIRT KNAP (15-4418) (19-
2-2,61) of UNKNOWNS XX.  BRANGUS slimly won victory over DIRT KNAP in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute match.  I didn't know Brangus could win fights.
     CENTURION (71-3432) (16-9-1,41) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS fought SWEET CHASTITY (35-
504) (32-27-1,77) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE.  CENTURION was devastated by SWEET CHASTITY in 
a 2 minute gory one-sided bout.  Oh, gosh, I don't think I could talk about this one.  
I mean, this is totally tubular.
     RAVEN (71-3435) (15-19-0,53) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-
25-0,100) of Other People.  RAVEN overpowered ROSELLA in a 4 minute mismatched brawl.  
Which Rosella didn't like it, but that's what being a standby means, right?  I mean, 
it isn't like anyone is, you know, giving them strategy changes and challenges and 
things.
     BEER (71-3539) (18-18-0,54) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought ON MY WAY (61-3154) (13-2-
0,41) of SADISTS F2F.  BEER was overpowered by ON MY WAY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
gory uneven bout.  And On just GOT here.  Wow.  I mean, this is, like, "begin as you 
mean to go on," and really mean, too.
     RUNEQUEST (49-2862) (61-94-3,117) of RPG'S fought NIGHTIE KNIGHT (12-4731) (39-
28-1,126) of LOBOTOMATION.  RUNEQUEST was devastated by NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a 1 minute 
one-sided match.  Well, you know how it is with Nightie Knight.  I mean, the pink 
feathers.  Mouse feathers.  Berry mouse.  Berry is the color, and it means like 
raspberry and stuff.  Or cranberry.
     ZENAR (12-4043) (22-19-1,130) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS fought SAMOO (37-4630) (20-
11-1,111) of DARKENED PRIDE.  ZENAR demolished SAMOO in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.  
So much for, you know, avoiding and stuff, right?  But nobody said it was unfillable.
     POINTY (16-4427) (33-22-0,126) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS... fought ARTEMISIA (12-5096) 
(30-28-0,126) of DARKMOON.  POINTY devastated ARTEMISIA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute 
brutal one-sided conflict.

     This would have been straight across if it was a challenge.  I wish it had been.  
I mean, straight across is supposed to be OUR kind of challenges, I think.  Or maybe 
not, because it's all confusing.  I mean, it's all legal, right?  The Commission 
doesn't stop anyone.  So I asked who, you know, was making new rules, and the scribes 
in the office said it was the spy reporters.  But I'm a spy reporter, and I don't 
know anything about it.  And I asked Olaf, and nobody told him to make new rules, 
either.  I would have asked Desiree except for her making some totally unreal remarks 
about my hair, which she is just jealous because of mine being sun-streaked, you 
know?  She can't get good sun streaks in her hair.  I think she puts too much oil on 
it.  And anyway, if you didn't like the challenges, you would do something, right?  I 
mean, I wouldn't have to do anything.  I don't issue challenges or, like, avoids, you 
know?  That's all your stuff.

     Well, anyway, back to the fights.  Not that I like fights, but it's, you know, 
the job.  CATATONIC (9-4649) (28-16-0,163) of DSM4 fought SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) 
(57-83-2,139) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  CATATONIC beat SUPERIOR FORCES in a 2 minute 
conflict.  I asked someone what catatonic meant, because I thought it was, like, v8 
juice for cats, which cats don't like it at all, and he said it meant being asleep.  
Only Catatonic wasn't, so I guess he was wrong.
     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (31-15-1,157) of LUROCIANS IV fought FRAIL WHALE (55-
1968) (98-152-3,121) of RHYME TYME.  LORD REDMOND was beaten by FRAIL WHALE in an 
exciting 3 minute gory battle.  But not a mismatch.  You saw that, didn't you?
     CREED (64-3997) (66-42-0,209) of GROOVE MERCHANTS fought TRY ME NOW (61-846) 
(53-47-1,200) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  CREED was vanquished by TRY ME NOW in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.  Gosh, Creed DID try now, and you see what 
happened!  That is totally hyperbolic.
     BLINDFOLD SKIING (55-2408) (59-82-3,193) of BAD IDEA fought ARUNDA ROCKTROLL 
(103-35) (60-40-2,190) of Other People.  BLINDFOLD SKIING savagely defeated ARUNDA 
ROCKTROLL in a popular 4 minute bloody fray.  Does running people down on MY skis 
count as defeating?  I mean, at least he should use his OWN skis, shouldn't he?
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (81-116-1,193) of RHYME TYME fought INCISOR (64-3639) (57-
73-4,180) of MASTICATORS.  FUNNY BUNNY was overpowered by INCISOR in an action packed 
1 minute one-sided battle.  Lots of biting.  I don't like that.  I think it's too, 
you know, toothy.
     KELOS (55-30) (53-76-3,184) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought TYVIN (60-5382) (43-35-
1,191) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  KELOS slimly lost to TYVIN in an exciting 2 minute 
brutal conflict.  Is Kelos slim?  Is Tyvin slim?  How can brutal be slim?  I just 
don't see this.  And what about the horse?
     HINDENBIRD (49-1277) (37-20-0,204) of PETS ON FIRE fought DESECRATION (21-4392) 
(26-13-2,171) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  HINDENBIRD was savagely defeated by DESECRATION in 
an exciting 1 minute bloody brawl.  Well, you know how it is, there's this guy who 
says, "If you don't know what to do, have an explosion."  And it works, but it's 
messy, you know.  Feathers everywhere.
     SNAP CRACKLE PUP (49-738) (38-34-1,204) of PETS ON FIRE fought KOOSH BALL (71-
3536) (36-23-0,197) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  SNAP CRACKLE PUP savagely defeated KOOSH 
BALL in an action packed 9 minute conflict.  Nine minutes is the longest fight, which 
means it's this one.  And I know why it's longest, which is because this is what 
happens when you have a dog and a ball.  They never get tired.
     DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (41-16-0,205) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS fought PARANOIA (9-
4557) (15-3-1,159) of DSM4.  DREAM WARRIOR savagely defeated PARANOIA in an action 
packed 3 minute bloody duel.  I guess for Paranoia this is like a Nightmare Warrior, 
right?  I mean, he really was out to get Paranoia.  I could tell.  It was the way the 
black plume on his helmet hung to the left side.  That's always a clue.
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (35-40-2,201) of DEATHSGATE fought BLACKER (33-4445) (59-85-
3,175) of HOMES.  MORROLAN was beaten by BLACKER in a 2 minute fight.  Does this mean 
Morrolan is homeless now?  Or does Blacker have the gates closed?  Or, you know, 
what?
     TOUCH MY MONK, EH? (12-5112) (30-21-0,207) of ESTIMATED PROPHETS fought HOUSE 
MOUSE (55-221) (107-169-2,192) of RHYME TYME.  TOUCH MY MONK, EH? overpowered HOUSE 
MOUSE in a 2 minute one-sided competition.  Mouses and monkeys and a whole zoo 
sometimes, and I just can't keep track of this all.  Or, you know, monks, but what 
kind?  I knew a monk once.
     BLADE RUNNER # (33-4544) (81-59-4,185) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought 
NEBUCHADNEZZER (15-4097) (35-29-0,178) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  BLADE RUNNER # vanquished 
NEBUCHADNEZZER in an action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.  But he didn't kill him, 
Blader kill Neb, I mean, which he did a lot for a while.  But it's very unfriendly.
     MADBULL (13-4198) (49-78-1,193) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought FERRET INFERNO (49-361) 
(39-30-2,201) of PETS ON FIRE.  MADBULL overcame FERRET INFERNO in a 2 minute match.  
With horns and tramplings.  I'm tired of Madbull.  I want him to go away.  Far away.
     STEVE DALLAS (33-5314) (66-32-0,245) of BLOOM COUNTY fought RAVEN EYES (12-2709) 
(62-80-0,200) of SWEET MAGIC.  STEVE DALLAS handily defeated RAVEN EYES in an 
exciting 3 minute one-sided fight.  Only this time, not pizza.  Big cheeseburgers, 
with green chile on them.  It's a regional specialty.
     STEEL CLOTH (56-1745) (95-103-3,224) of PITT GLADIATORS fought CHAOS LICH (15-
4132) (38-25-0,181) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  STEEL CLOTH luckily beat CHAOS LICH in a 
crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal match.  These two don't talk, so why should I talk 
about them?  Answer me that if you can!
     XERXES (67-2429) (41-34-2,242) of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE fought WOUNDWORT (12-4228) 
(43-31-0,247) of DARKMOON.  XERXES won victory over WOUNDWORT in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute fight.  And Woundwort was BLEEDING, and Xerxes LAUGHED.  And this was all 
while Woundwort was trying to get stuff into boxes, and there weren't enough boxes 
and they weren't big enough, either.  It's hard.
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (24-12-1,212) of DSM4 fought HEL (82-14331) (28-27-0,198) 
of ARCTIC GUARDS.  PANIC ATTACK was narrowly defeated by HEL in a 2 minute contest.  
Narrowly is like slimly, but not as graceful.  More nervous.
     MYMID EL NAIMIS (7-4420) (55-21-1,229) of THE DANGER DOGS fought JULIUS (64-
3641) (66-72-2,197) of UNDER DURESS.  MYMID EL NAIMIS overpowered JULIUS in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided bout.  Well, who, you know, wouldn't?  Because of Julius 
coming out duressed in orange, which looked totally awful.

     And here is, or maybe are, the challenge matches.  But they're all out of 
balance.  Only one was straight across, eight were down, and nineteen were up.  Way 
out of balance.  I even figured the points, and it was 173 down and 218 up, and 
that's way out of balance, too.  We have to work on this, or They will get mad and 
come beat us up!  It says so right here in this memo, that every arena has to be 
really different.  I did argue about it.  I mean, Andorak has the honor thing and 
never never never down-challenge, and Darkholm has the win thing and down-challenge 
all you want, and Lirin Kiv has the beads, so why couldn't WE be special for having 
fun?

     VENRIC (60-5709) (19-21-0,89) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 challenged AGRO (29-4314) 
(21-28-1,57) of CROC FILES.  Down 32.  VENRIC demolished AGRO in a 2 minute one-sided 
Challenge fight.  And Venric did, really, I saw him, take measurements for alligator 
boots.  Or crocodile boots, whichever.  You know what I mean.
     SUE (22-5828) (19-14-0,71) of WOMEN OF REALITY challenged NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-
5821) (17-14-0,75) of BLADES OF WONDER.  Up 4, so we're balanced so far.  SUE was 
vanquished by NEBUCHADNEZZAR in an exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  Wait!  
We just had a Nebuwhatchacallit.  There are TWO.  That's TOO MUCH.  It's too 
confusing and I can't even spell it once.
     SANDY (22-5829) (20-14-1,46) of WOMEN OF REALITY challenged LOPING WOLF (56-
1796) (52-91-0,72) of REDHORSE.  Up 26.  SANDY defeated LOPING WOLF in a 2 minute 
Challenge fight.  This is, like, totally what people expected.  I mean, I met Sandy 
once.  She would defeat anybody if she got mad.
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (20-5-2,81) of SOL INVICTUS challenged GRAHAM (29-4318) (26-20-
0,85) of CROC FILES.  Up 4.  That makes too many up-challenges, so we have to have 
some down-challenges quick!  SAMPSA overpowered GRAHAM in an exciting 1 minute uneven 
Challenge competition.  But more crocodile boots.  It's a fashion now.
     JOELEAN (97-903) (11-12-4,80) of IVER'S GIRLS challenged MILA (55-29) (48-86-
0,92) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 12.  JOELEAN was vanquished by MILA in an action packed 
1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  This just goes to SHOW what a big meanie Mila is.  
I mean, beating up a girl like that!  And the back of his neck isn't tanned, either, 
because of the funny hat.
     HERMES (58-6016) (17-7-0,92) of MYTHICAL challenged THE MADNESS (21-5214) (26-9-
1,85) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  Down 7.  Finally, another down-challenge, but it still 
isn't enough.  We'll be unbalanced!  HERMES overpowered THE MADNESS in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  And after the fight, in the hallway that 
goes out of the arena, I saw The Madness BITE Hermes right on the snaky wand!
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (26-26-0,104) of LUROCIANS II challenged REDFOX (13-
4197) (40-59-0,121) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 17.  LORD FIREFLASH was vanquished by 
REDFOX in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Gosh.  This is a total, like, 
surprise, with Redfox winning and all.  Maybe he should get a strategy change and win 
more.  It would make a change.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (17-8-1,148) of PROJECT HAYSEED challenged THE BIG MEOW 
(21-5307) (20-3-0,167) of MEOW MIX.  Up 19.  HAYSEED X-IV was luckily beaten by THE 
BIG MEOW in a popular 4 minute Challenge match.  This is because of Meow NOT having 
hay fever, which Hayseed was hoping he WOULD have it.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (28-19-0,150) of HEAVE HO! challenged MAGE (49-2918) 
(65-67-3,179) of RPG'S.  Up 29.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE slimly lost to MAGE in a crowd 
pleasing 3 minute Challenge fray.  Ick.
     ULTIMATE FURY (12-5020) (27-11-2,180) of LUROCIANS IV challenged TESEN (12-4211) 
(37-36-1,152) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  Down 28.  Good, another one.  ULTIMATE FURY was 
subdued by TESEN in an action packed 2 minute Challenge bout.  What I think is, fury 
is like panic and you shouldn't do it.  I knew a guy once who was a surfer and he 
used to get really mad sometimes, and he always fell off then.  Always.  So maybe 
ultimate fury isn't a good idea in the arena, either.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (18-10-0,159) of SHADOW MOD challenged CRYPT KEEPER (15-
4146) (32-19-1,162) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  Up 3.  BLACK ANDARUS bested CRYPT KEEPER in 
a popular 2 minute gruesome Challenge bout.  Well, gosh, Crypt Keeper has been having 
problems lately, and I heard he might not even get to keep the, you know, crypt.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (19-12-1,152) of LUROCIANS II challenged IMMORTAL (49-2905) 
(47-86-1,143) of RPG'S.  Down 9.  LADY EMILY overpowered IMMORTAL in a 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge fight.  Because of having really, really good manners, which 
makes some people nervous.  Especially when you put them at ease.
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (28-24-0,175) of SHADOWCIRCLE challenged TRAVELLER (49-
2866) (68-73-2,180) of RPG'S.  Up 5.  SHEA MAGEBORN demolished TRAVELLER in a 2 
minute one-sided Challenge bout.  AND took his credit card so he can't leave home 
because of not having it.
     RILLION (36-5545) (29-15-1,199) tW of THE CHADS challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) 
(37-55-0,184) of RHYME TYME.  Down 15.  RILLION tW unbelievably bested SMUG BUG in a 
popular 2 minute brutal Challenge brawl.  I believe it.  Why not?
     ELRORAN (12-4386) (41-29-2,187) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged TRYURLUCK (61-
1029) (47-38-1,187) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  Straight across.  We need more like this.  
ELRORAN lost to TRYURLUCK in an exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fray.  Well, okay, 
maybe we don't need more if people are going to lose fights.  I think what we need 
is, more straight across challenges AND ties so both people win.
     BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (41-25-2,200) of DARKMOON challenged MR. TESTOSTERONE (70-
1744) (40-52-4,205) of BALLROOM BLITZ.  Up 5.  BEAG MAGDA handily defeated MR. 
TESTOSTERONE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.  Well, okay, but does Beag dance?  
I mean, Mr. Testosterone dances beautifully, with lots of swooping and twirling.
     WHITE KNIGHT (58-5971) (57-43-2,208) of CRUSADE challenged ROYLAND (56-3380) 
(56-41-0,233) of REDHORSE.  Up 25.  WHITE KNIGHT demolished ROYLAND in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge brawl.  It just SHOWS.  Because of the Knight being White, you 
know, and White Knights only beat up really bad people.  It's in their job 
description.
     MILQUETOAST (33-5313) (63-39-2,202) of BLOOM COUNTY challenged TITAN (21-5070) 
(35-21-1,186) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  Down 16.  MILQUETOAST devastated TITAN in an 
exciting 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.  This was too fast.  I didn't have 
time to be excited.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (33-23-3,199) of LUROCIANS II challenged MOONJUMPER 
(16-3062) (55-87-1,190) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 9.  LORD LIGHTSPEED defeated 
MOONJUMPER in an exciting 3 minute Challenge match.  This was very fast, too, but it 
was fast for longer, so it was, you know, more exciting.
     DR. SCUM (15-1968) (47-46-2,209) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q challenged MOONRACER (50-
3206) (34-29-1,214) of MISFIT TOYS.  Up 5.  DR. SCUM overpowered MOONRACER in a 1 
minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Moonracer was most challenge, remember?  And there 
will be chariot races later.  Because of all the horses.
     MALICE (15-3729) (34-27-0,185) of MISCELLANEA challenged GNU WORLD ORDER (16-
3948) (60-56-3,188) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  Up 3.  MALICE lost to GNU WORLD ORDER in a 
popular 3 minute Challenge fight.  So why is Gnu called helpless?  I don't get it.
     BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (51-31-0,192) of SHADOWS challenged LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) 
(86-78-5,200) of ILLFANG PACT.  Up 8.  BLACKMYTH vanquished LUMP O'GORE in a popular 
1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge duel.  Lump is always gruesome, because of that 
being his, like, middle name.
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (31-22-0,195) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged PENDRAGON 
(49-2982) (85-69-0,206) of RPG'S.  Up 11.  SEVERUS SNAPE overcame PENDRAGON in an 
action packed 3 minute gruesome Challenge fight.  Why was this gruesome?  I mean, 
instead of gory or, like, plain old bloody?
     MIMR (82-3783) (45-34-2,219) of SOL  INVICTUS challenged BANKRUPT (71-3786) (39-
14-0,227) of SHADOW GOLD.  Up 8.  MIMR was luckily beaten by BANKRUPT in an exciting 
6 minute bloody Challenge struggle.  And now Mimr can't pass Go and collect $200, 
which isn't much anymore anyway.  But still.

     And the TV challenges, which if you have it, you should use it.
     MELTDOWN (32-3836) (24-3-0,160) of WOLF PACK II TV challenged DARK OMEGA (21-
4983) (40-39-0,168) of LORDS OF SHADOWS.  Up 8.  MELTDOWN demolished DARK OMEGA in a 
1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  I melted dark chocolate yesterday.  It 
was an accident, and made a totally albendranious mess.
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (47-27-3,205) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q TV challenged VALKYRIE 
(17-5544) (73-48-0,230) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 25.  E.A.POLECAT devastated VALKYRIE in 
a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  I am so glad Edgar Allen has a TV 
challenge!  He is, like, totally cute, you know.
     SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (22-2-0,211) of CASTLE BLACK TV challenged MELKOR (13-
1821) (34-12-0,212) of SILMARILLIAD.  Up 1.  SETHRA LAVODE viciously subdued MELKOR 
in a popular 3 minute gruesome Challenge match.  We have a lot of people here with 
amazing records, don't we?  That didn't used to happen so much.
     And for being Lord Marshall:  NEMESIS (4-5115) (48-8-0,306) of CHAMPIONS TV 
challenged GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) (112-169-0,249) of RHYME TYME.  Down 57.  NEMESIS 
devastated GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  Somebody 
should put that doggy in the window or, you know, in the doghouse.  To retire and 
find a good home, because of being really done here.  And congratulations to Nemesis.
     I'm kind of surprised I'm done finally.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              49   8  0  317  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        67  32  0  258  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 XERXES 67-2429              42  34  2  256  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
-EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    54  19  2  242  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      56  21  1  239  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            40  14  0  239  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         96 103  3  234  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       23   2  0  230  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         48  27  3  229  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        58  43  2  227  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
-TRASH QUAM 19-3751          29  22  2  225  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           54  47  1  223  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            48  46  2  222  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
-PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        36  30  0  220  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     39  34  1  218  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  31  21  0  218  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
-SMALL ROOMS 97-606          17   6  4  217  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         64  39  2  216  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       32  22  0  214  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           52  31  0  213  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
-MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           45  36  1  213  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          42  25  2  213  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 HEL 82-14331                29  27  0  211  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    60  82  3  210  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       42  16  0  209  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 MADBULL 13-4198             50  78  1  208  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       26  15  2  206  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 MIMR 82-3783                45  35  2  205  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
-DUBIJN 64-4092              36   9  0  205  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     34  23  3  205  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MELKOR 13-1821              34  13  0  203  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 DESECRATION 21-4392         27  13  2  203  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          62  81  0  202  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
-GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     47  41  2  202  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           48  38  1  201  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 RILLION 36-5545             30  15  1  201  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        112 170  0  200  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     61  56  3  199  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 INCISOR 64-3639             58  73  4  198  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           43  32  0  198  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      82  59  4  197  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 JULIUS 64-3641              66  73  2  197  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 TYVIN 60-5382               44  35  1  197  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          36  24  0  197  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 PENDRAGON 49-2982           85  70  0  196  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         24  13  1  196  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            73  49  0  195  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    40  53  4  195  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 ROYLAND 56-3380             56  42  0  194  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-RED HUMMER 65-5154          49  49  3  194  GOOD VIBRATIONS (805)      DAL SHANG
 BLACKER 33-4445             60  85  3  193  HOMES (682)                NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-ROCK A BYE 33-4653          48  35  3  193  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CREED 64-3997               66  43  0  192  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       39  31  2  192  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
-JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      21  19  0  192  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         86  79  5  191  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          55  88  1  191  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 MOONRACER 50-3206           34  30  1  191  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            37  56  0  190  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           26  17  1  190  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       29  24  0  189  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         107 170  2  187  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KELOS 55-30                 53  77  3  186  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 ELRORAN 12-4386             41  30  2  186  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 TITAN 21-5070               35  22  1  186  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 MAGE 49-2918                66  67  3  185  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 MALICE 15-3729              34  28  0  185  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          38  26  0  184  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          37  21  0  184  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MORROLAN 7-4400             35  41  2  183  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 TESEN 12-4211               38  36  1  182  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         81 117  1  176  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      35  30  0  176  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            25   3  0  176  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       19  10  0  176  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
-WWW.QUAM.COM 82-4467        30  33  4  175  EASTERN HORDE 2 (994)      DWES EG
 PARANOIA 9-4557             15   4  1  174  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        21   3  0  173  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
-THORON 16-4094              39  49  0  171  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 TRAVELLER 49-2866           68  74  2  168  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 CATATONIC 9-4649            29  16  0  165  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565        28   7  0  164  HELTER SKELTER (1005)      TARRGIR
 ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       27  12  2  162  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          20  12  1  161  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          40  40  0  160  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        32  20  1  158  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968         99 152  3  153  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-D 82-44                     22  11  0  152  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    28  20  0  150  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        17   9  1  150  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
-CLOD PUNTER 66-3309         31  40  3  144  MAROON MIDGET (807)        TARRGIR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     57  84  2  143  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 POINTY 16-4427              34  22  0  140  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
-GRIMTHANE 16-3957           29  33  0  140  THE BLACKHEARTS (788)      WILLAF
 ZENAR 12-4043               23  19  1  140  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 IMMORTAL 49-2905            47  87  1  137  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        31  16  1  137  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      40  28  1  135  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
-FODDERER 36-5602            23  23  0  131  ANARKYSTS (806)            JHANS
 REDFOX 13-4197              41  59  0  128  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           30  29  0  120  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 RUNEQUEST 49-2862           61  95  3  112  RPG'S (657)                VITHICAR
 HERMES 58-6016              18   7  0  110  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 SAMOO 37-4630               20  12  1  107  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILA 55-29                  49  86  0  100  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      26  27  0   98  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SAMPSA 31-4233              21   5  2   97  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
-ROCKI ROADS 25-4365         26  30  0   95  IVERS GIRLS (965)          LYRATILAN
 VENRIC 60-5709              20  21  0   92  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RAVEN 71-3435               16  19  0   89  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      18  14  0   88  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       33  27  1   83  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         26  10  1   80  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 BRANGUS 16-4162             24  33  1   79  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 GRAHAM 29-4318              26  21  0   77  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-HOG REAVER 13-4525          23   1  0   75  THE WILLBURYS 13 (864)     DULLENS
 JOELEAN 97-903              11  13  4   73  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
-BLUEY 29-4317               24  22  0   66  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SANDY 22-5829               21  14  1   65  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 SUE 22-5828                 19  15  0   63  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 ON MY WAY 61-3154           14   2  0   59  SADISTS F2F (1020)         JURINE
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         52  92  0   57  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 DIRT KNAP 15-4418           19   3  2   57  UNKNOWNS XX (1019)         MALCORN
 AGRO 29-4314                21  29  1   56  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 CENTURION 71-3432           16  10  1   42  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 BEER 71-3539                18  19  0   40  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Rillion -- I hope you know that I highly respect you, but you can not compete with me
in ADM.  If you keep challenging me, that is just that many more challenges I'm going
to send you.  BTW, have you noticed that my percentage has only gone up since I
activated more warriors?  Must be luck, huh? -- Sylvester

Sethra -- How could I not notice?  Hopefully, you are off to Gateway or Primus soon!
-- Titan

Bobby Bigfoot -- Then don't make challenges like you did a few turns ago. --
Sylvester F.

All who read and write personal ads, etc. -- I am moving out of my apartment by
August 31st and I still don't know where I'm moving into as I write this.  So no time
for personal ads this cycle. -- Bobby Bigfoot

     Good luck with the move! -- Ed., feeling sympathetic

     That is, you know, more than some people wrote.

White Knight -- It might 'help' but it won't be enough. -- Steve Dallas

Morrolan -- Yeah, but I'm not very good either, so I'll take what I can get. --
Elroran

E.A. Polecat -- Thanks for the win.  I hope you got what you were looking for from
that TV challenge.  You owe me a martini. -- Steve Dallas

     With an olive and a toothpick, I hope!  They're not as good as umbrellas.  As
     if!  But they're better than nothing.

Melkor -- Bah, you are a lame excuse for a warrior.  I just wish I wasn't so lame
that I couldn't beat you. -- Rillion tW

Yeah and I wish you had  a different name so I could retire you, sometimes we don't
get what we wish for.... -- Rillion tM

     A name-change-o-rama?

Valkyrie -- I dread fighting you.  You are a bane to our squad. -- Severus Snape

     So avoid.  That's what it's, you know, for.

Moonracer -- Well done, I just wish you had something to teach while beating me. --
Elroran

Kelos -- An unfortunate match up for you.  Better luck in the future. -- Milquetoast

Fodderer -- I hope that leaves a nice nasty scar.  All Frothingslosher warriors
deserve to be as ugly as their managers. -- Tyvin

Redfox -- Was that your original color or has all the blood stained you that way? --
Zenar

Bluey -- Huh, I guess my strategy is actually good against a certain type of warrior.
I'll need to find something less effective. -- Venric

Brangus -- Time for me to move up, I'm get tired of seeing all the same names turn
after turn. -- Hermes

Dream Warrior -- Your manager's dream, maybe, but not mine!  (ruefully)  Ouch. --
Raven Eyes

Debby -- I wouldn't have refused a chocolate peanut turtle. -- Raven Eyes

     But only dark chocolate.  Milk negates the health benefits. -- Ed.

     But it says here that milk is GOOD for you.  At least, if there's no chocolate
     with it.

Panic Attack -- You certainly managed to stir Madbull up! -- Redfox

Dubijn -- Ah, that was a train I have been waiting for lo these many weeks and
months. -- Moonjumper
P.S.  If you were drunk during the fight, I'd really like to know what you were
drinking.  I'll try it myself.

Zenar -- (sigh)  One of these days, I'm going to convince Jorja that I'm really not
cut out for this stuff.  Thanks for your help in that line. -- Redfox

Hermes -- Just about what I would have EXPECTED from a Delarquan Elf.  Bah! --
Brangus
P.S.  Hmm, I just noticed the sandals with little wings.  Never seen anything like
THAT before, but it's probably some kind of insidious Elf thing, right?

Debby Tonte -- Fortunately, I like caramel. -- Redfox

     Me, too.

Woundwort -- Sorry, but I simply didn't have a skill to spare.  If you want to drop
by the guildhouse, though, I could teach you something unusual. -- Raven Eyes

Artemisia -- (mortified look)  I didn't mean to cause a scene in the bar. -- Redfox
P.S.  How about fermented mare's milk?  That's what Rirorni usually drink when they
want to get relaxed.

Mymid el Naimis -- Now that wasn't a fair fight.  It wouldn't be the first time I've
takin' to the sands with a bit of a mornin' head, but there was a mysterious stranger
who was so sympathetic before the fight, gave me a swig of the hair o' the dog, and I
swear the drink was drugged.  Why else was I unable to lift me sword?  Either that
stranger was from your guild or he'd bet on you. -- Lump o' Gore

     Probably a bookie.  You know, Carlos.

Lord Fireflash -- You're big for an elf.  Mean, too. -- Mila

Jolean -- Your record says you have 23 fights.  I take it you're a tourney
specialist?  I don't think people like you should be matched against us ordinary
immortals. -- Loping Wolf

     Why not?

Venric -- Maybe you should try something new in life. -- Loping Wolf

Funny Bunny -- You couldn't have showed me one of those last couple of skills I need?
Well anyway, I think you need a new desperation strategy. -- Royland

Milquetoast -- (sigh) Now that's cutting the legs out from under me all right.  Don't
forget to tell your manager to change your training regimen. -- Kelos

19 August 2003
     Citizens of Ghea (only the ignorant fail to note Lirith Kai is not in Alastari),
no new day is rising, but the sun is setting on just another beautiful evening.
While you were sleeping, an irksome rabble has entered the always fair Aruak City.
Of course they fought alongside our warriors, most not so treasured, as all
gladiators do.  They drank with themselves, and slept with themselves.  Whether they
had masks, who cares.
     Warriors, don't be afraid.  For years Aruak has been one of the safest cities in
Ghea, and that custom has been continually cultivated, and will continue to be by
those who have called it home for years and those who live, fight, and die by the
same ethics.  There is no contest, nor has there ever needed to be one for many
years.  A conflict of personalities has arisen, and the city has been 'invaded' by
pests.
     Any rules that are annouced will be purely for the joy of the lemmings' own
little world.  Those who are being targeted have no interest in participating except
to defend the integrity of an arena that is different from others.  Whether you
choose to come to Aruak, do it for your own reasons, not theirs.
    Competing in Aruak City has never been for the faint of heart or the weak willed.
Combat is combat, wherever you go.  Blood will flow as always, and now many innocents
will be caught in the middle, but those who defend Aruak's traditions never target
those who bring respect of Aruaki customs with them to our home.
    So ignore the private ranting announcement brought by the stuporous
Frothingsloshers.  If you choose Aruak City, do not choose it for an unsanctioned and
bogus 'contest', choose it for the tradition.  Choose it because Aruak is different.

Defenders of Aruak

25 August 2003
To any that care -- The CDC is back; our current roster is:
     Malaquar -- Minion of Guardian
     Pip the Troll -- Burly Enforcer Type
     mouse -- Official Sneaky Bastard
     Papa Bear -- Elder Statesmen
                     The Sealer says, "Hi, I'm the dealer."
                     Papa Bear says, "It's not my f****n fault."
Guardian -- Paper Figurehead

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

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

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  33         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  31 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   14         LUNGING ATTACK   196 - 169 -  5      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 14         PARRY-LUNGE       55 -  49 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     19 -  17 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        45 -  47 -  0      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         SLASHING ATTACK   72 -  78 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL     69 -  78 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  58 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  26 -  0      40  |

Turn 358 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL     10 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  8         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK    17 - 16     TOTAL PARRY        3 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  6     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NEMESIS 4-5115             49   8  0  317 CHAMPIONS (956)
WALL OF STEEL    STEVE DALLAS 33-5314       67  32  0  258 BLOOM COUNTY (840)
AIMED BLOW       MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420     56  21  1  239 THE DANGER DOGS (959)
TOTAL PARRY      BANKRUPT 71-3786           40  14  0  239 SHADOW GOLD (987)
PARRY-LUNGE      TRY ME NOW 61-846          54  47  1  223 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
PARRY-STRIKE     SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738    39  34  1  218 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN EYES 12-2709         62  81  0  202 SWEET MAGIC (717)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          48  38  1  201 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRET INFERNO 49-361      39  31  2  192 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    POINTY 16-4427             34  22  0  140 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIMR 82-3783.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNAP CRACKLE PUP 
49-738, BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408, HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120, MALICE 15-3729, BEAG MAGDA 
12-4380, KOOSH BALL 71-3536, TYVIN 60-5382, POINTY 16-4427, SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060, 
and KELOS 55-30.

The least popular fighter this week was BEER 71-3539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUMP O'GORE 13-1212, SAMOO 37-4630, HINDENBIRD 49-1277, NEBUCHADNEZZER 
15-4097, JULIUS 64-3641, SUE 22-5828, GRAHAM 29-4318, JOELEAN 97-903, THE MADNESS 
21-5214, and LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966.

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

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              49   8  0  317  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      56  21  1  239  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         24  13  1  196  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           52  31  0  213  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  31  21  0  218  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
 MADBULL 13-4198             50  78  1  208  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         48  27  3  229  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     61  56  3  199  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            73  49  0  195  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       32  22  0  214  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 DESECRATION 21-4392         27  13  2  203  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      18  14  0   88  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 GRAHAM 29-4318              26  21  0   77  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              21   5  2   97  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MELTDOWN 32-3836            25   3  0  176  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        67  32  0  258  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       33  27  1   83  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RILLION 36-5545             30  15  1  201  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               20  12  1  107  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       42  16  0  209  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     39  34  1  218  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           34  30  1  191  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 BLINDFOLD SKIING 55-2408    60  82  3  210  BAD IDEA (672)             KHALANI
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         96 103  3  234  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        58  43  2  227  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 TYVIN 60-5382               44  35  1  197  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           54  47  1  223  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 INCISOR 64-3639             58  73  4  198  MASTICATORS (442)          KURUKAR
 XERXES 67-2429              42  34  2  256  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    40  53  4  195  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            40  14  0  239  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       29  24  0  189  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 HEL 82-14331                29  27  0  211  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903              11  13  4   73  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXII

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 16-18 January 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd).  Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  
The rooms are blocked.  The reservations number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with 
the "Reality Simulations Face to Face Convention" block.  Our room block will be 
released in mid-December, so please make sure you reserve your room before then.
     There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  The hotel is 
located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet (for an extra 
charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a bar and 
restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the street.  Look for 
transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff