ADVANCED DUELMASTERS

Date   : 10/16/2003    Duedate: 10/29/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-361

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       157   54  3 74.4   11 MISFIT TOYS 50/921    171  149  1 53.4
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                  
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                  
    DARKENED PRIDE 19/890                       2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013             
  2 DSM4 9/461            467  287  7 61.9   12-DEATH HORDE 33/952    194  176  8 52.4
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      EASTERN HORDE 4/975                   
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                     EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
    MISCELLANEA 15/712                          EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                          EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                            EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
  3 SADISTS II 19/954       8    5  0 61.5   13 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    43   40  0 51.8
    UNKNOWNS XIX 14/953                         HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    SADISTS F2F 61/1020                         CRADLE OF FILTH 43/966                
  4 SILMARILLIAD 13/146    25   16  0 61.0   14 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    82   78  2 51.3
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    LUROCIANS II 33/775                   
  5 PITT GLADIATO 56/180 1269  846 17 60.0   15 DARKMOON 12/911        92  101  1 47.7
    PITT GLADIATORS 103/567                     SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
  6 UNKNOWNS XX 15/1019     3    2  0 60.0      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
  7 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  321  226  9 58.7   16 IVER'S GIRLS 97/971   220  242  1 47.6
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                 17 GRAVEYARD GLO 15/936  123  141  0 46.6
  8-PETS ON FIRE 49/1001   37   27  0 57.8      MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000               18 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  228  266  9 46.2
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                   19 BALLROOM BLIT 70/399  110  143  2 43.5
    ESTIMATED PROPHETS 12/999                   DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
  9 SHADOWS 11/960        117   97  3 54.7      DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                      20 RHYME TYME 55/397     114  163  0 41.2
    SHADOW X 33/980                          21 UNDER DURESS 64/743   666  963  9 40.9
    CRUSADE 58/894                              DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                          22 REDHORSE 56/823       174  283  2 38.1
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                       ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                          ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                        23 THE HASTINGS 97/1010    8   13  0 38.1
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                         HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     ALABAMA RADIO 70/778                  
    DEATHSGATE 7/977                         24 CROC FILES 29/951      23   40  0 36.5
 10 MYTHICAL 58/779       421  350  6 54.6      WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                   25 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    362  831  4 30.3
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    THE CHADS 36/946                            PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   HOMICIDAL MANIACS 1/1022              
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900              26-LOONY TOONS 31/1021     1    1  0 50.0

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #70 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Between Ibizond and Korga:

     The horseman started to turn away, but two of the hounds made a determined
attack on the three gladiators as they scrambled out of their sheltering tree.  Now,
the tree was a trap rather than a shelter.  Cadal was first out, hammering at the
nearest hound with his heavy blade.
     Aghatamar was just behind him, close enough to slash at the hound trying to take
him from the side.  The horseman turned back, just as the moon shone through a gap in
the clouds overhead.  Aghtamar sucked in her breath in shock.  There was a face, she
repeated that to herself as a litany against the unknown.  Two eyes--she shuddered
and wrenched her gaze away from them, feeling her blood turn to ice and her bones to
sand.  A beak of a nose, a hunting bird's beak.  Gash of a mouth, with an icy glitter
of fangs.
     Behind her, Zilla muttered a prayer to Sermina and struck two-handed at the
hound, awkwardly because she didn't want to look directly at it.  That hound was no
beast that ever curled up quietly before a fire or accepted a pat on the head for a
job well done.  Cadal lunged at his hound and came near to spitting it on his sword,
but the uncanny creature twisted away.  The horseman laughed, a sound which would
chill the strongest heart, and turned away again, riding up the road toward whatever
his, or its third hound had cornered.  Fist of Kjarran, most likely, but there was no
way to help him now.  They had their own problems.
     The hounds had a pattern of swirling in to attack and then out before they could
be struck in return, coordinating their efforts smoothly without needing their
master's guidance.  They must have done this many times before.  Aghtamar thought of
the other people dead along this road and knew they must have sustained just such an
attack:  the horn with its message of fear, then these uncanny beasts with their
teasing and toying, and finally the huntsman on his horse.  Not a good death.  If
there was such a thing as a 'good death'.
     While these thoughts were flitting through her mind, she kept her sword moving
as well.  The hounds seemed reluctant, maybe even totally unwilling, to close with
them, but they wouldn't leave them alone, either.  "The damned things are trying to
wear us down," she muttered.  And it might work.  She was already breathing hard, and
she could hear Zilla panting beside her.  She couldn't hear Cadal, but he was
farthest from her.
     "We've got to finish these," Cadal stated.  "Fist of Kjarran is going to need
our help."  A shuffle and lunge, a hound yelped and dodged back.  "Except they won't
stand--"
     "And if we just go to Fist, turn our backs on these hounds," Zilla growled,
"likely they'll jump on us from behind."
     "There must be SOME way we can kill or cripple these damned hounds!" Aghtamar
snapped.  "Anything that lives can be killed.  It's a natural law or something."
     "We're not going to find it tonight except by chance," Cadal said.  "And we have
to go help Fist.  If we all move together, back to back...."
     "Right!  Let's move," Aghtamar agreed.  "On the count of three?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     The hound that Fist of Kjarran had crippled was dragging itself down the road
toward its approaching master, whining pitifully.  If it had been a proper dog, the
gladiator might have regretted the injury.  As it was...serve the damned beast right.
     As the hound had appeared to grow when it charged him, so did the hunter.  What
might have been a big horse--if it was a horse at all--became huge, and its rider
dominated the sky.  He...it seemed to wear a crown of cold lights, or maybe there
were northern lights in the sky behind its head.  No, that wasn't north, that was
southeast.  Fist shook his own head to clear out the fantasies.  As the rider passed
the crippled hound, he cried out in a terrible voice, a word Fist didn't know and
didn't want to know.  An evil word, he was sure.  Maybe a spell, or a vow of
vengeance.  Not that it mattered!  He had the protection of Kjarran and Jayde.  He
raised his sword against the moon-colored blade that was swinging down out of the
stars above him.

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #14 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Talahya:

     The Ghean gladiators once again positioned themselves for combat, spreading out
enough that each warrior should have room to act independently.  The lizard man,
Thristle, took the leading position on the path, with the others fanned out to the
sides where the ground was flat and clear enough.
     The mist roiled and disgorged the Ardaunar.
     There were half a dozen of them, in scale-mail and helms, armed with short,
straight swords.  Like Thristle, they were humanoid but not human.  Unlike Thristle,
they were not reptilian.
     "Narsh Uttur?" Carris Fallstar asked, remembering a few of the werewolves of
Lyratilan that he'd met on the Isle.
     "They certainly smell like wolves," Rogan answered with a grimace.
     "The teeth that bite," Scarlatti agreed, eyeing the fanged snouts uneasily.
"The claws that rend.  I shudder to think of fighting them," he added, shuddering
conspicuously.  His sword was steady in his hand.
     Moonjumper, beside him, laughed.
     At that sound, the Ardaunar reared back, exchanging uneasy glances.  They
weren't used to being laughed at.  The hesitation was brief, however.  The one in the
center of the pack stepped forward and began a long...well, it was probably a
harangue.  In the growly voice of the creature, it was hard to tell if it was
boastful, hostile, or emotionally neutral.
     Thristle broke in on the speech with one of his own, all whistles and chirps and
hissing sounds.
     The leading Ardaunar made a 'cut it off' gesture and spoke, with difficulty, in
the local version of Isle cant.  "Thizz ourr path.  You getd off, grrovel, and we
notd kill."
     "No," Carris said, stepping up beside Thristle.  "Grovel for a pack of mangy
curs?  We will not."
     The leading Ardaunar howled fury and lunged forward, his companions close
behind.  Contrary to the gladiators' expectations, they did not each engage one enemy
but concentrated at one end of the line, where Moonjumper and Scarlatti held down the
right.  It was quickly obvious that the Ardaunar were used to fighting as a unit,
rather than one-on-one.  They stayed together, covered each other's flanks, moved
forward and back so that each got a chance to rest when the battle was hottest.
     The gladiators changed their own half-formed plan and moved to encircle the
compact group of opponents.  Each gladiator picked one of the dog-men and tried to
entice him out to where he could be fought in the way they were used to.  A futile
effort, as the Ardaunar wouldn't break their pack; it was their strength, and they
knew it.
     "This isn't working," Carris said, disgusted.  He spoke Fratsfan rather than
Isle cant and hoped that the two Free Blades warriors would understand it well
enough--and the dogs not at all.  "Thristle was right, we've got to fight as a team.
And we've got to break them up.  So, Rogan, Scarlatti, work with me, we'll split this
pack in two.  Moonjumper, you and Thristle keep them distracted so they won't guess
what we're up to until it's too late."
     "What about me?" Fizban asked.
     "You're no warrior," the elf said bluntly.  "Do you have any spells that can
help here?"
     "At such close quarters with risk to my own side, and without preparation...."
The old wizard shrugged, looking embarrassed.
     "That's what I thought.  Stay out of the way, then."  Carris disengaged from the
Ardaunar he was fencing with.  "We act...NOW."  He lunged.
     Rogan and Scarlatti fell in on either side of him and a little behind, making a
wedge to split the pack.  The Ardaunar howled, and one went down from Carris's
initial lunge-and-thrust.  No way, no time to tell if the blow was fatal, but the dog
was out of the fight.  The others howled and drew back a little, trying to reform
their tight group.  The wedge of gladiators forced itself deeper, and there was
another howl as Moonjumper and Thristle attacked on the flank.  Two of the Ardaunar
grabbed their fallen comrade, and they all began to back away.
     "This is the most dangerous moment," Thristle warned.  "They will retreat if we
allow them to do so, but if the attack is pressed, they will fight, and more fiercely 
for being desperate."
     "We don't need to drive home this victory," Fizban urged behind them.  "We don't
need bitter enemies here in this strange place!"
     "I'd like to see a clear surrender," Carris Fallstar growled.
     "Ah, let 'em go," Scarlatti muttered.  "We whipped 'em, and they know it.  We've
got other things to do."
     "A place to rest," Fizban agreed with a small groan.  Age got no easier to bear
with experience.
     "Food," added Scarlatti.
     "And most of all, information," Carris Fallstar finished.
     "I will take you to the compound of my team," Thristle said.  "You will be able
to rest and refresh yourselves, and our managers will doubtless bend their minds to
solving your problems.  This routing of the Ardaunar," he gestured at the patch of
blood on the walkway, "is perhaps a small thing, but it will amuse my comrades and
dispose them to be helpful.  Come."

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): BURGATORY of SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): MURGEN of THE BLACK COMPANY (Spartacus?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): GAELIN BLACKTALON of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 476): CLAN O' WHOOPAS (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 470): UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 470): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 468): SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 467): NATURE'S WRATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 459): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 456): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 454): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 447): COMIC MAYHEM (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 190): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 315): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): none
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 360): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
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 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 474): MIKE BELIEVE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
                           EQUALIZER of THE LAWMEN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 475): LIBERTY BELLE of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 469): INNERVISION of UNKNOWNS XX (Dark Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 233): LUCKY LUCIEN of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          POLARIS of ASTRONOMY DOMINE (Razorback, mgr.)
                          RAPAX of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 458): MATSURI of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 231): DELWYNNDWN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               GILGAMESH of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 410): SUNGOD DESIGNED ME of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 208): IPECAC of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 202): THREEKARD of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 189): MR. HOOPER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 335): DUMPLING of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 138): I.O.U. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
                (turn 137): JUSTICE of PEACE MAKERS (Solomon, mgr.)
                            SCRAG'S LIZARD of DARK CIRCLE PETS II (Guardian, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hail, Free Blades,

     Turn seven on the throne, can I be stopped from staying until the split?  Well,
we will see.  I picked on Groggy Doggy last turn, sorry about that Groggy, but I
never said I was a nice girl!  I may be on the Champions team but I much more the
anti-heroine type!  Rock A Bye and Dr. Scum get my challenges this turn.  Yes, Steve
Dallas and Milquetoast, I am avoiding you guys!  :P  You're the only warriors that
might have a good shot at me and why should I give it to you?  Get through my avoid
and we will settle it on the sands!  My goals is to break Manic's 10 turn streak and
fighting you guys could make that tougher for me!

                          -- Nemesis

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I keep telling myself stuff like, you know, this time I'll keep it short, or 
even brief.  And myself keeps not listening.  It's so totally discouraging trying to 
get a, like, consentus here.  And a lot of you didn't write personals today.  It's 
okay not to write personals, I mean, nobody's going to come from the Personals Police 
and give you a ticket, but I wish you would write stuff.  I like to read, too, you 
know.
     Well, the spy report.  Maybe I'll keep it short and maybe I won't.  But we had a 
lot of fights, fifty-two, which is more than any arena on the Isle except Talahya 
(lots and lots and lots), Home Guard (only ONE more than us), and Primus (eleven more 
or something).  Gateway isn't on the, you know, Isle.  So even if it's brief, it'll 
be long.  Is that some kind of rotten deal, or what?
     Nemesis got the most challenges, which is totally the right way it should be, 
because of being Lord or Lady Marshall.  Blackest Pride was avoided by somebody, 
wait, let me find the note.  By DSM4.  I don't know why.  Shouldn't Demons of 
Darkness be doing this?  I mean, it's, like, traditional.
     Oh, well.  I said fifty-two fights, didn't I?  Twenty-six challenge matches, and 
nine TV challenges.  Let Desiree in Darkholm beat THAT.  Nobody died, and only one 
standby fought (and lost, too!).  The longest fight was thirteen minutes.  You notice 
that the longest fights have been getting longer again?  That's because it's cooler.

      SUE (22-5828) (20-16-0,77) of WOMEN OF REALITY fought BRANGUS (16-4162) (24-35-
1,78) of PUNNY AMINALS.  SUE lost to BRANGUS in a popular 1 minute struggle.  I guess 
Brangus hasn't retired yet.
     SHEYN (64-4157) (19-0-1,58) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought AGRO (29-4314) (23-29-
1,80) of CROC FILES.  SHEYN viciously subdued AGRO in a popular 1 minute gory brawl.  
Vicious.  That sounds like alligator shoes to me.
     SHADOW HAWK (71-3038) (15-22-2,69) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS fought INNERVISION (15-
4431) (17-4-0,55) of UNKNOWNS XX.  SHADOW HAWK was bested by INNERVISION in an 
exciting 1 minute match.  Nope, this was too fast to be really exciting.  What was 
exciting was when the beer vendor spilled a whole keg in the stands.
     CENTURION (71-3432) (16-12-1,52) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS fought LOPING WOLF (56-
1796) (52-94-0,63) of REDHORSE.  CENTURION narrowly defeated LOPING WOLF in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute gory battle.  Wolfskin rugs, I bet.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (26-29-0,100) of LUROCIANS II fought JOELEAN (97-903) 
(12-14-4,67) of IVER'S GIRLS.  LORD FIREFLASH was overcome by JOELEAN in a crowd 
pleasing 3 minute match.  Just a little flash isn't enough.
     ANGEL RUST (36-4713) (18-5-1,139) of HELTER SKELTER fought MAREI (103-37) (38-
32-2,150) of Other People.  ANGEL RUST savagely defeated MAREI in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute bloody bout.  Standbys don't really like losing, you know.  Just like other 
people.
     REDFOX (13-4197) (42-60-0,141) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought MILA (55-29) (50-87-
0,116) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  REDFOX was beaten by MILA in an exciting 1 minute battle.  
And raided his caravan, too, I bet!
     FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) (99-154-3,133) of RHYME TYME fought SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (57-86-2,120) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  FRAIL WHALE vanquished SUPERIOR FORCES 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.  These guys should, like, trade names, 
you know?
     ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (31-30-0,111) of DARKMOON fought STUMP (70-7065) (26-8-
2,123) of ALABAMA RADIO.  ARTEMISIA was outlasted by STUMP in a popular 9 minute 
bloody fray.  Why this was popular was because of all the men in the audience liking 
to watch Artemisia move.  Because she has such a great tan.
     KELOS (55-30) (53-79-3,166) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought CRYPT KEEPER (15-4146) (32-
22-1,138) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  KELOS was overpowered by CRYPT KEEPER in a 1 minute 
one-sided duel.  Does this mean Kelos has to go into a crypt and be kept?
     CHAOS LICH (15-4132) (39-27-0,173) of GRAVEYARD GLORY fought LORD REDMOND (12-
4109) (31-18-1,138) of LUROCIANS IV.  CHAOS LICH handily defeated LORD REDMOND in a 
popular 1 minute brutal one-sided match.  It takes talent and, you know, 
determination to be brutal in one minute.
     NEBUCHADNEZZER (15-4097) (37-30-0,205) of GRAVEYARD GLORY fought PINE SCENTED 
WONDER (14-3682) (31-9-1,173) of UNKNOWNS XIX.  NEBUCHADNEZZER overcame PINE SCENTED 
WONDER in a 2 minute melee.  I missed this one because of sneezing.  I mean, I wasn't 
sneezing, but the person in front of me was, and I couldn't see a thing.
     XERXES (67-2429) (43-35-2,204) of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE fought JULIUS (64-3641) 
(66-75-2,164) of UNDER DURESS.  XERXES handily defeated JULIUS in an exciting 1 
minute mismatched fight.  Which duressed Julius a lot.
     ROYLAND (56-3380) (57-43-0,203) of REDHORSE fought GNU WORLD ORDER (16-3948) 
(61-58-3,190) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  ROYLAND was unbelievably bested by GNU WORLD 
ORDER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.  I believe it.  Why not?  I mean, gnu 
orders are better than vicious, right?
     STEEL CLOTH (56-1745) (97-104-3,194) of PITT GLADIATORS fought TYVIN (60-5382) 
(44-37-1,195) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  STEEL CLOTH lost to TYVIN in a 2 minute duel.  
Good.  Write a personal about it, Tyvin.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (19-9-2,210) of PROJECT HAYSEED fought NIGHTIE KNIGHT 
(12-4731) (42-28-1,151) of LOBOTOMATION.  HAYSEED X-IV beat NIGHTIE KNIGHT in an 
exciting 1 minute fight.  I heard that Nightie was all tired and couldn't fight 
because of being up late, you know, last night.
     HEL (82-14331) (30-28-0,210) of ARCTIC GUARDS fought GREW SOME SHREW (16-4135) 
(47-41-2,202) of HELPLESS ANIMALS.  HEL handily defeated GREW SOME SHREW in an action 
packed 1 minute mismatched match.  Shrews don't like to be cold.  And arctic guards 
are bound to be cold.  It's some kind of rule, isn't it?
     NORTHERN LIGHTS (19-3182) (61-30-1,195) of SADISTS II fought TITAN (21-5070) 
(35-23-1,179) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  NORTHERN LIGHTS overpowered TITAN in a popular 1 
minute uneven bout.  Is this some kind of artist thing?  You know, about the north 
light being best and all?
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (25-14-1,198) of DSM4 fought RED BARON (33-1092) (32-28-
3,177) of LUROCIANS II.  PANIC ATTACK savagely defeated RED BARON in an exciting 2 
minute gruesome conflict.  It was the pizza that was gruesome.  I mean really, it was 
awful.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (22-12-1,199) of LUROCIANS II fought MOONRACER (50-3206) 
(34-32-1,176) of MISFIT TOYS.  LADY EMILY savagely defeated MOONRACER in a popular 2 
minute brutal fray.  Lots of people are brutal to their toys.  I remember my cousin 
once cut the head right off her doll.  That's because she couldn't catch her dog.
     BLADE RUNNER # (33-4544) (83-60-4,195) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought ALI GATOR 
(33-5584) (27-34-1,174) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO.  BLADE RUNNER # overpowered ALI GATOR 
in an exciting 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.  More alligator shoes.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (35-24-3,202) of LUROCIANS II fought LUMP O'GORE (13-
1212) (87-80-5,197) of ILLFANG PACT.  LORD LIGHTSPEED was demolished by LUMP O'GORE 
in a 1 minute uneven contest.  Which afterward there were TWO lumps of gore in the 
arena.  Ick.
     WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (44-33-0,211) of DARKMOON fought SMALL ROOMS (97-606) (17-6-
4,217) of THE HASTINGS.  WOUNDWORT overpowered SMALL ROOMS in a popular 1 minute 
gruesome one-sided bout.  I am, you know, totally sympathetic.  I mean, who likes 
small rooms?  As if!
     EXQUISITE CORPSE (43-3200) (54-19-2,242) of CRADLE OF FILTH fought STEVE DALLAS 
(33-5314) (69-32-0,292) of BLOOM COUNTY.  EXQUISITE CORPSE savagely defeated STEVE 
DALLAS in an exciting 4 minute gory match.  But exquisitely, too.
     DR. SCUM (15-1968) (50-46-2,264) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought MADBULL (13-4198) 
(50-80-1,192) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  DR. SCUM overpowered MADBULL in an action packed 1 
minute uneven fight.  And he hasn't retired yet, either.  I bet he wishes he had.
     TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (50-38-1,214) of BLOOD KNIGHTS fought DELICIOUS (19-3506) 
(23-15-1,194) of DARKENED PRIDE.  TRYURLUCK overcame DELICIOUS in an exciting 2 
minute duel.  I had a delicious fudge sundae.  With an umbrella.

     And the challenge matches.  I'm being fairly brief, right?  I mean, that's what 
I'm trying for, and I like to get it right sometimes.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (27-22-0,70) of CROC FILES challenged RAVEN (71-3435) (17-20-
0,91) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 21.  GRAHAM beat RAVEN in an exciting 1 minute 
Challenge fray.  Feathers everywhere.
     DIRT KNAP (15-4418) (20-4-2,57) of UNKNOWNS XX challenged BEER (71-3539) (18-21-
0,42) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  Down 15.  DIRT KNAP vanquished BEER in an action packed 1 
minute uneven Challenge bout.  Gosh, that's only exciting if there's a crowd around 
the vendor.  I mean, everybody here vanquishes beer.  It's a rule or something.
     ON MY WAY (61-3154) (15-3-0,94) of SADISTS F2F challenged VENRIC (60-5709) (22-
21-0,96) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Up 2.  ON MY WAY was defeated by VENRIC in an 
exciting 3 minute Challenge bout.  Which Venric is this?  Weren't there two?  Or am I 
thinking of somebody else?
     THE MADNESS (21-5214) (27-10-1,91) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged SANDY (22-5829) 
(23-14-1,79) of WOMEN OF REALITY.  Down 12.  THE MADNESS vanquished SANDY in an 
action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  And somebody is, you know, totally 
annoyed about this!  I thought we were supposed to have two Sandys here, which is a 
totally hypergolic thought, but I guess one was busy.  Probably in Mordant.
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (22-6-2,119) of SOL INVICTUS challenged NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-
5821) (20-14-0,122) of BLADES OF WONDER.  Up 3.  SAMPSA demolished NEBUCHADNEZZAR in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  We do have two Nebbies, don't we?  But I don't 
see the other one.  Of course, the umbrella gets in my way sometimes.
     TESEN (12-4211) (38-38-1,164) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged SHEA MAGEBORN 
(75-2273) (29-26-0,173) of SHADOWCIRCLE.  Up 9.  TESEN was overcome by SHEA MAGEBORN 
in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.  Lots of circles.  Very round.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (29-21-0,152) of HEAVE HO! challenged KOOSH BALL (71-
3536) (36-26-0,187) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  Up 35.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE was beaten by KOOSH 
BALL in an action packed 5 minute Challenge fray.  This is too disgusting.  I can't 
possibly talk about it.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (20-11-0,179) of SHADOW MOD challenged HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (108-171-2,190) of RHYME TYME.  Up 11.  BLACK ANDARUS devastated HOUSE MOUSE in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  Like this was hard?  I mean, even I can defeat 
a mouse.  I hit it with the umbrella.
     TESSERACK (33-6641) (29-11-0,158) of SHADOW X challenged ZENAR (12-4043) (25-19-
1,155) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  Down 3.  TESSERACK was overpowered by ZENAR in a 1 
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Write personals and tell us about this.  I mean, 
was there some trick?  Or, you know, something different from the other fights?
     MELKOR (13-1821) (35-14-0,210) of SILMARILLIAD challenged MOONJUMPER (16-3062) 
(56-89-1,206) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 4.  MELKOR overpowered MOONJUMPER in an 
exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.  Have you ever thought, you know, 
maybe it's a bad thing to have people getting excited about brutality and, you know, 
savagery and stuff?  I mean, I went to the grocery store yesterday, and one woman 
totally devastated another woman just to beat her to the eggs.  Which were broken 
what with the devastation and all.
     JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (22-19-0,207) of HALL OF GIANT challenged RILLION (36-
5545) (32-15-1,225) of THE CHADS.  Up 18.  JOPPA CLUBFIST savagely defeated RILLION 
in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.  This is Rillion tW, of course.  I 
heard that Rillion tA is going to disown him.
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (33-23-0,203) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged MYMID EL 
NAIMIS (7-4420) (56-23-1,197) of THE DANGER DOGS.  Down 6.  SEVERUS SNAPE was 
devastated by MYMID EL NAIMIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  More devastating.  
I think we have too much of it.  Maybe Emma LePost should do the spy report next 
time.
     ELRORAN (12-4386) (42-31-2,196) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged DARK OMEGA (21-
4983) (41-41-0,188) of LORDS OF SHADOWS.  Down 8.  ELRORAN defeated DARK OMEGA in a 
popular 1 minute Challenge duel.  I don't know, this whole fight was dark to me.  And 
it wasn't even a dark arena.  I mean, the sun was still shining, you know?
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (36-42-2,189) of DEATHSGATE challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) (37-
58-0,189) of RHYME TYME.  Straight across.  MORROLAN beat SMUG BUG in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.  Crowds always like to see bugs get squashed, 
especially smug ones.
     DUBIJN (64-4092) (36-10-0,190) of HEART OF DARKNESS challenged LORD GALRON (33-
5450) (22-12-3,192) of LUROCIANS II.  Up 2.  DUBIJN devastated LORD GALRON in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  I have a horrible time with this dark-
hearted person's name.  I mean, I just can't spell it without knowing whether the J 
or the N is silent, or some way wierd.  So I can't talk about it.
     WHITE KNIGHT (58-5971) (60-43-2,254) of CRUSADE challenged RAVEN EYES (12-2709) 
(64-81-0,230) of SWEET MAGIC.  Down 24.  WHITE KNIGHT savagely defeated RAVEN EYES in 
a 3 minute Challenge match.  First devastating, and now savage.  It's just too much 
violence.  And, you know, gore and grue and brutality.
     BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (43-26-2,213) of DARKMOON challenged VALKYRIE (17-5544) 
(75-49-0,223) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 10.  BEAG MAGDA was overpowered by VALKYRIE in a 
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Did you get to ride on a flying horse, Beag?  I 
saw a picture once of a Valkyrie taking someone for a ride on a flying horse.  After 
a fight, it was.  I remember that.

     And TV challenges.  I don't know if I can talk about these.  I mean, I've been 
talking and talking and talking and there's still more fights and I want to get DONE 
with it, you know?  Besides, a TV challenge speaks for itself.  I didn't say that, 
Olaf did.
     BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (54-31-0,240) of SHADOWS challenged TRY ME NOW (61-846) (55-
48-1,218) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  Down 22.  BLACKMYTH was vanquished by TRY ME NOW in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
     SAMOO (37-4630) (21-12-1,138) of DARKENED PRIDE TV challenged HERMES (58-6016) 
(19-8-0,131) of MYTHICAL.  Down 7.  SAMOO vanquished HERMES in a 1 minute one-sided 
Challenge duel.
     THE BIG MEOW (21-5307) (22-3-0,175) of MEOW MIX TV challenged SCOURGE (74-2857) 
(25-19-1,176) of DARK ANGELS.  Up 1.  THE BIG MEOW unbelievably bested SCOURGE in an 
action packed 9 minute Challenge melee.
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (49-28-3,205) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q TV challenged CREED (64-
3997) (67-44-0,216) of GROOVE MERCHANTS.  Up 11.  E.A.POLECAT overpowered CREED in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
    PARANOIA (9-4557) (17-4-1,202) of DSM4 TV challenged MIMR (82-3783) (46-36-2,195) 
of SOL  INVICTUS.  Down 7.  PARANOIA viciously subdued MIMR in a popular 3 minute 
bloody Challenge duel.
    BANKRUPT (71-3786) (40-16-0,184) of SHADOW GOLD TV challenged FUNNY BUNNY (55-
1862) (82-118-1,188) of RHYME TYME.  Up 4.  BANKRUPT narrowly defeated FUNNY BUNNY in 
an exciting 13 minute bloody Challenge fight.
    SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (24-3-0,233) of CASTLE BLACK TV challenged MILQUETOAST 
(33-5313) (66-39-2,259) of BLOOM COUNTY.  Up 26.  SETHRA LAVODE was overpowered by 
MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
    DREAM WARRIOR (48-1040) (43-17-0,213) of NIGHT'S GUARDIANS TV challenged GROGGY 
DOGGY (55-223) (113-171-0,201) of RHYME TYME.  Down 12.  DREAM WARRIOR demolished 
GROGGY DOGGY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.

     And for being Lord Marshall, or maybe Lady Marshall if that's the way it works 
out--
     DESECRATION (21-4392) (28-13-2,211) of BLACKEST PRIDE TV challenged NEMESIS (4-
5115) (51-8-0,343) of CHAMPIONS.  Up 132.  DESECRATION was devastated by NEMESIS in a 
1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              52   8  0  362  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         67  39  2  281  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            51  46  2  273  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    55  19  2  269  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        61  43  2  262  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            76  49  0  245  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           56  48  1  241  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-TOUCH MY MONK, EH? 12-5112  33  21  0  236  ESTIMATED PROPHETS (999)   RIZTAB
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         50  28  3  228  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           45  33  0  228  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           51  38  1  224  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       44  17  0  224  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 HEL 82-14331                31  28  0  224  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      23  19  0  224  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
-ROCK A BYE 33-4653          50  35  3  222  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MELKOR 13-1821              36  14  0  221  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         88  80  5  215  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
-SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     40  35  1  215  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      38  30  0  215  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      57  23  1  214  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PARANOIA 9-4557             18   4  1  214  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        20   9  2  213  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     62  58  3  208  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 NORTHERN LIGHTS 19-3182     62  30  1  208  SADISTS II (954)           ZUWAYZA
-TRASH QUAM 19-3751          30  23  2  208  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 STEVE DALLAS 33-5314        69  33  0  207  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DUBIJN 64-4092              37  10  0  207  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 XERXES 67-2429              44  35  2  206  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      84  60  4  203  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         26  14  1  203  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        37  31  0  202  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          23  12  1  202  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          64  82  0  201  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 TYVIN 60-5382               45  37  1  201  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 DESECRATION 21-4392         28  14  2  201  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           46  37  1  200  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 ELRORAN 12-4386             43  31  2  200  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          43  27  2  198  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        113 172  0  197  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          56  90  1  197  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       33  24  0  197  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       24   4  0  197  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 CREED 64-3997               67  45  0  196  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 MIMR 82-3783                46  37  2  196  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 RILLION 36-5545             32  16  1  196  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       21  11  0  196  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 MORROLAN 7-4400             37  42  2  195  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 ROYLAND 56-3380             57  44  0  194  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-MR. TESTOSTERONE 70-1744    41  54  4  194  BALLROOM BLITZ (399)       SENTERN
 DELICIOUS 19-3506           23  16  1  194  DARKENED PRIDE (890)       ZUWAYZA
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          17   7  4  193  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 STEEL CLOTH 56-1745         97 105  3  192  PITT GLADIATORS (180)      ROCANIS
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           54  32  0  192  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
-HINDENBIRD 49-1277          38  22  0  192  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135     47  42  2  191  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            41  16  0  191  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
-FERRET INFERNO 49-361       40  32  2  191  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         82 119  1  190  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          37  26  0  190  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     35  25  3  190  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          41  42  0  189  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
-AZREAL ELS III 4-4482       26  16  2  189  EASTERN HORDE (975)        JHELUM
 LORD GALRON 33-5450         22  13  3  188  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MALICE 15-3729              34  29  0  186  MISCELLANEA (712)          MALCORN
 MADBULL 13-4198             50  81  1  185  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            37  59  0  185  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        23   3  0  185  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          40  27  0  182  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TITAN 21-5070               35  24  1  180  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 MOONRACER 50-3206           34  33  1  180  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 RED BARON 33-1092           32  29  3  180  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PINE SCENTED WONDE 14-3682  31  10  1  178  UNKNOWNS XIX (953)         TOBIR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             25  20  1  178  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         108 172  2  177  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       30  26  0  177  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
-ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           26  19  1  177  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ZENAR 12-4043               26  19  1  177  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           27  35  1  175  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MELTDOWN 32-3836            25   4  0  174  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 JULIUS 64-3641              66  76  2  165  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 TESEN 12-4211               38  39  1  165  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        33  22  1  163  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    29  22  0  162  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      42  29  1  161  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
-D 82-44                     23  12  0  158  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
 ANGEL RUST 36-4713          19   5  1  156  HELTER SKELTER (1004)      JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               22  12  1  152  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ULTIMATE FURY 12-5020       27  14  2  150  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 TESSERACK 33-6641           29  12  0  148  SHADOW X (980)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KELOS 55-30                 53  80  3  145  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
-LORD LIGHTNING 33-2856      27  19  1  144  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-POINTY 16-4427              35  23  0  142  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        100 154  3  141  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        31  19  1  140  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILA 55-29                  51  87  0  135  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 SAMPSA 31-4233              23   6  2  134  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 STUMP 70-7065               27   8  2  129  ALABAMA RADIO (778)        SENTERN
 HERMES 58-6016              19   9  0  126  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
-JOSEPHUS 12-4111            18   7  0  125  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 REDFOX 13-4197              42  61  0  123  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           31  31  0  117  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      20  15  0  114  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     57  87  2  113  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 VENRIC 60-5709              23  21  0  109  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
-SNOOPY 33-970               27  19  3  108  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         28  10  1  104  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       35  27  1  102  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ON MY WAY 61-3154           15   4  0   94  SADISTS F2F (1020)         JURINE

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOELEAN 97-903              13  14  4   90  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE
 GRAHAM 29-4318              28  22  0   87  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 BRANGUS 16-4162             25  35  1   86  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      26  30  0   81  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-LORD K 33-6281              15   8  2   81  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-LORD ARYN 33-5862           24  15  1   77  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SANDY 22-5829               23  15  1   77  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 RAVEN 71-3435               17  21  0   77  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 SHEYN 64-4157               20   0  1   75  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
-HEDGEWICK 12-4355           19  19  1   75  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 SUE 22-5828                 20  17  0   72  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
-PSYCHOSIS 9-4650            12   2  1   70  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 AGRO 29-4314                23  30  1   69  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 INNERVISION 15-4431         18   4  0   68  UNKNOWNS XX (1019)         MALCORN
 CENTURION 71-3432           17  12  1   66  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
-BABBS BUNNY 31-2751         23  17  0   65  LOONY TOONS (1021)         CHIMLEVTAL
-LADY QUINITH 33-5939        16  11  0   65  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DIRT KNAP 15-4418           21   4  2   64  UNKNOWNS XX (1019)         MALCORN
 SHADOW HAWK 71-3038         15  23  2   61  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
-LADY SUPERIOR 33-5899       14   6  1   59  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         52  95  0   56  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-LORD HAMMER 33-5920         18  19  1   54  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-CHIM CHIM 12-4742           19  15  0   52  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
-THE WRATH OF DOG 12-5103    13   8  1   50  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 BEER 71-3539                18  22  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

Black Andarus -- Brave challenge, but that's a painful way to learn a skill. --
Royland

Woundwort -- That was a good fight, was it not?  I thought I was set to win, but ye
got the best of me, slashing Zs all over me body.  I'm going to need a new suit of
armor. -- Lump o'Gore

Dark Omega -- You're fairly effective with that silly weapon. -- Kelos

Tesserack -- You got me on my bad knee or that would've gone a lot differently.  And
don't deceive yourself, boy:  I AM a warrior and a very good one.  Just not a
particularly good gladiator.  There's a difference. -- Mila

Usually when you fight a stand-in and they win, they learn a lot.  Just so you all
know, Lucifreyja can no longer train skill in this arena.  That is one hell of a
woman. -- Loping Wolf

Mimr -- Either the bookmakers are nuts, or I pulled a miraculous turn-around with
even noticing it.  Good work with that incredible speed and accuracy.  I was
impressed. -- Raven Eyes

Blackmyth -- That's the first time I've ever seen anybody SHOE a bull.  Annoyed the
heck out of him, too! -- Redfox

Koosh Ball -- Being a golem with enhanced senses, blurs of motion don't faze me.  But
you made a good try. -- Moonjumper

Superior Forces -- Ah...hmm, what can I say?  You were mis-named? -- Redfox

Sweet Chastity -- You damned barbarian women don't know your place. -- Brangus
P.S.  I knew exactly what hit me.  And I DIDN'T LIKE IT.

Hermes -- The winged sandals are DEPRAVED. -- Brangus

Raven Eyes -- You are becoming one wicked gnarly Lord Protector, dodging and
riposting with grace and style.  My helm's off to you, the sweet lady gladiatress
with those unforgettable raven eyes. -- Mimr

Lump O'Gore -- Parry is my least favorite type of skill, but thanks all the same for
skill # 113! -- Woundwort

Nebuchadnezzar -- Next, I think you should challenge Nebuchadnezzar. -- Artemisia

Scourge -- Ouch!  Very effective desperation strategy. -- Sampsa

29 September 2003
All -- Let it be known that the Firm accepts SOL into its ranks.  The Firm is:
SunGod, Dark Spirit, Youngblood, Tripwire, and SOL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DESECRATION was devastated by NEMESIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DREAM WARRIOR demolished GROGGY DOGGY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SETHRA LAVODE was overpowered by MILQUETOAST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BANKRUPT narrowly defeated FUNNY BUNNY in a exciting 13 minute bloody Challenge fight.
PARANOIA viciously subdued MIMR in a popular 3 minute bloody Challenge duel.
E.A.POLECAT overpowered CREED in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE BIG MEOW unbelievably bested SCOURGE in a action packed 9 minute Challenge melee.
SAMOO vanquished HERMES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLACKMYTH was vanquished by TRY ME NOW in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BEAG MAGDA was overpowered by VALKYRIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WHITE KNIGHT savagely defeated RAVEN EYES in a 3 minute Challenge match.
DUBIJN devastated LORD GALRON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
MORROLAN beat SMUG BUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge conflict.
ELRORAN defeated DARK OMEGA in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
SEVERUS SNAPE was devastated by MYMID EL NAIMIS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
JOPPA CLUBFIST savagely defeated RILLION in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MELKOR overpowered MOONJUMPER in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge bout.
TESSERACK was overpowered by ZENAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLACK ANDARUS devastated HOUSE MOUSE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE was beaten by KOOSH BALL in a action packed 5 minute Challenge fray.
TESEN was overcome by SHEA MAGEBORN in a popular 2 minute Challenge contest.
SAMPSA demolished NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE MADNESS vanquished SANDY in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ON MY WAY was defeated by VENRIC in a exciting 3 minute Challenge bout.
DIRT KNAP vanquished BEER in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge bout.
GRAHAM beat RAVEN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fray.
TRYURLUCK overcame DELICIOUS in a exciting 2 minute duel.
DR. SCUM overpowered MADBULL in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
EXQUISITE CORPSE savagely defeated STEVE DALLAS in a exciting 4 minute gory match.
WOUNDWORT overpowered SMALL ROOMS in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided bout.
LORD LIGHTSPEED was demolished by LUMP O'GORE in a 1 minute uneven contest.
BLADE RUNNER # overpowered ALI GATOR in a exciting 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
LADY EMILY savagely defeated MOONRACER in a popular 2 minute brutal fray.
PANIC ATTACK savagely defeated RED BARON in a exciting 2 minute gruesome conflict.
NORTHERN LIGHTS overpowered TITAN in a popular 1 minute uneven bout.
HEL handily defeated GREW SOME SHREW in a action packed 1 minute mismatched match.
HAYSEED X-IV beat NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute fight.
STEEL CLOTH lost to TYVIN in a 2 minute duel.
ROYLAND was unbelievably bested by GNU WORLD ORDER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
XERXES handily defeated JULIUS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZER overcame PINE SCENTED WONDER in a 2 minute melee.
CHAOS LICH handily defeated LORD REDMOND in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided match.
KELOS was overpowered by CRYPT KEEPER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ARTEMISIA was outlasted by STUMP in a popular 9 minute bloody fray.
FRAIL WHALE vanquished SUPERIOR FORCES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
REDFOX was beaten by MILA in a exciting 1 minute battle.
ANGEL RUST savagely defeated MAREI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody bout.
LORD FIREFLASH was overcome by JOELEAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
CENTURION narrowly defeated LOPING WOLF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory battle.
SHADOW HAWK was bested by INNERVISION in a exciting 1 minute match.
SHEYN viciously subdued AGRO in a popular 1 minute gory brawl.
SUE lost to BRANGUS in a popular 1 minute struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  38         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 13         LUNGING ATTACK   197 - 167 -  4      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                   12         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  34 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                     10         PARRY-LUNGE       57 -  51 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                      10         SLASHING ATTACK   69 -  72 -  1      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        44 -  48 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL     68 -  77 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  60 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |

Turn 361 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      5 -  7         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  4     AIMED BLOW         3 -  7         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  5     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK    19 - 19     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NEMESIS 4-5115             52   8  0  362 CHAMPIONS (956)
TOTAL PARRY      DR. SCUM 15-1968           51  46  2  273 DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)
WALL OF STEEL    WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971       61  43  2  262 CRUSADE (894)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       VALKYRIE 17-5544           76  49  0  245 ARCTIC GUARDS (888)
PARRY-LUNGE      TRY ME NOW 61-846          56  48  1  241 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          51  38  1  224 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY EMILY 33-6626         23  12  1  202 LUROCIANS II (775)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        108 172  2  177 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       100 154  3  141 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RAVEN 71-3435              17  21  0   77 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SCOURGE 74-2857.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARTEMISIA 
12-5096, FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862, EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200, ROYLAND 56-3380, LIMA BEAN 
FLAMBE 70-3118, KOOSH BALL 71-3536, TRYURLUCK 61-1029, LADY EMILY 33-6626, JOPPA 
CLUBFIST 12-3748, and TESEN 12-4211.

The least popular fighter this week was KELOS 55-30.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORD REDMOND 12-4109, GREW SOME SHREW 16-4135, BEER 71-3539, 
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, HERMES 58-6016, SUE 22-5828, AGRO 29-4314, SHADOW HAWK 
71-3038, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, and JULIUS 64-3641.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  SUNSET(21)           2  3 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            2  0 0  SOLVEN(22)           0  3 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             2  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  1 0  JURINE(61)           2  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  2 0  
RIZTAB(12)           4  6 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  3  8 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          2  2 0  JHANS(36)            1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          1  1 0  
TOBIR(14)            0  1 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         4  4 0  
MALCORN(15)          7  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
WILLAF(16)           2  2 0  CAER(48)             1  0 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          2  5 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  1 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          0  3 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEMESIS 4-5115              52   8  0  362  CHAMPIONS (956)            JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      57  23  1  214  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PARANOIA 9-4557             18   4  1  214  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           54  32  0  192  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           45  33  0  228  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 MELKOR 13-1821              36  14  0  221  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 PINE SCENTED WONDE 14-3682  31  10  1  178  UNKNOWNS XIX (953)         TOBIR
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            51  46  2  273  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     62  58  3  208  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 VALKYRIE 17-5544            76  49  0  245  ARCTIC GUARDS (888)        ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       33  24  0  197  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 NORTHERN LIGHTS 19-3182     62  30  1  208  SADISTS II (954)           ZUWAYZA
 DESECRATION 21-4392         28  14  2  201  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      20  15  0  114  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 GRAHAM 29-4318              28  22  0   87  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              23   6  2  134  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MILQUETOAST 33-5313         67  39  2  281  BLOOM COUNTY (840)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RILLION 36-5545             32  16  1  196  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               22  12  1  152  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 EXQUISITE CORPSE 43-3200    55  19  2  269  CRADLE OF FILTH (966)      VEASTIAN
 DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       44  17  0  224  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 MOONRACER 50-3206           34  33  1  180  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        113 172  0  197  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             57  44  0  194  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 WHITE KNIGHT 58-5971        61  43  2  262  CRUSADE (894)              DELARQ TOR
 TYVIN 60-5382               45  37  1  201  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRY ME NOW 61-846           56  48  1  241  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DUBIJN 64-4092              37  10  0  207  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 XERXES 67-2429              44  35  2  206  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    29  22  0  162  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       24   4  0  197  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             25  20  1  178  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       30  26  0  177  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 HEL 82-14331                31  28  0  224  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          17   7  4  193  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 18 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament:

                          CAFFEINE JUNKIE (3-6110) ADDICTED 
                        CATFISH HUNTER (5-3315) PARTY ANIMALS 
                          MATTAHOOPLE (16-4203) GIFTED GODS 
                         SWEET JANE (53-6535) THE DARK TEMPLE 
                              LIL NOIR (62-3311) ENIGMA 
                         NARCISSISTIC NUN (69-8644) ODD SQUAD 
                             LEGION '8' (71-2369) D.O.A. 
                       RAW SEX APPEAL (82-1331) WHY WE LOVE TUM 
                         ZOMBIE STOMP (82-2617) NO MORE TEARS 
                        VIOLENT VOLE (82-4565) MAMMAL MILITIA 
                         LADY OF THE MOON (82-5481) HARM NONE 
                      KAMIKAZI GNAT (82-6073) DEADLY ATTACKS II 
                      THE 13TH WARRIOR (82-6346) STOOPID MOVIES 
                              SIRTON (82-9190) I AM SUCK 
                            DUNE (82-10414) 4-LETTER EPICS 
                           FLEM (82-12614) 4-LETTER FLUIDS 
                     GREENHOUSE EFFECT (82-12996) GLOBAL WARMING 
                         UGLY (82-14501) 4-LETTER DESCRIPTION 

                                          -- Green Eyes