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Date   : 11/27/2003    Duedate: 12/10/2003

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-364

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       160   56  3 74.1      SADISTS F2F 61/1020                   
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       UNKNOWNS XIX 14/953                   
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                    13 STORM FRONT 4/976     179  167  1 51.7
    BLACKENED PRIDE 3/1027                      ARCTIC GUARDS 17/888                  
    BLACKENED PRIDE 72/1036                     ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944                  
    DARKENED PRIDE 25/1031                      MISFIT TOYS 50/921                    
  2 WENSINWASIN 43/1023     2    1  0 66.7      STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                
  3 EXACTLY! 35/1033     1163  619  7 65.3      2ND ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1013             
  4 UNKNOWNS XX 15/1019     7    4  0 63.6   14 LUROCIANS IV 12/865    87   84  2 50.9
  5 DSM4 9/461            478  296  7 61.8      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                          LUROCIANS II 33/775                   
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                      LUROCIANS XI 74/1038                  
    GROOVE MERCHANTS 64/800                  15 LOBOTOMATION 12/961    44   43  0 50.6
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    HELPLESS ANIMALS 16/56                
    HEAVE HO! 70/926                         16 IVER'S GIRLS 97/971   223  242  1 48.0
  6-SILMARILLIAD 13/146    26   17  0 60.5   17 DARKMOON 12/911        96  106  1 47.5
    NIGHT'S GUARDIANS 48/981                    SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                  
  7 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  323  227  9 58.7      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                 18 GRAVEYARD GLO 15/936  129  147  0 46.7
  8 PAIN KILLERS 15/54     40   32  0 55.6      MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE 67/915            
    22 ACACIA AVENUE 35/29                   19 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  230  269  9 46.1
    PETS ON FIRE 49/1001                     20 DRAKE'S LODG 73/1037  117  147  2 44.3
    HOMERIC MMMMMMS... 16/1000                  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
  9 SHADOWS 11/960        134  108  4 55.4      DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
    CASTLE BLACK 71/988                         DRAKE'S COMICS 47/1034                
    CHAMPIONS 4/956                          21-ALABAMA RADIO 70/778   10   14  0 41.7
    CRUSADE 58/894                              HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
    SHADOW GOLD 71/987                          THE HASTINGS 97/1010                  
    THE DANGER DOGS 7/959                    22 RHYME TYME 55/397     121  171  0 41.4
    SHADOWCIRCLE 75/991                      23 UNDER DURESS 64/743   671  967  9 41.0
    SHADOW MOD 71/986                           DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    SHADOW X 33/980                          24 REDHORSE 56/823       185  287  2 39.2
    LORDS OF SHADOWS 21/963                     ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    DEATHSGATE 7/977                            ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
 10 MYTHICAL 58/779       426  357  6 54.4   25 CROC FILES 29/951      28   48  0 36.8
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      THE REDBAERS 3/1028                   
    BLOOM COUNTY 33/840                         WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    THE CHADS 36/946                            TOMATO ENFORCER 63/1024               
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   RUNNING AMOK 54/1035                  
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900              26 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    369  839  4 30.5
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                          CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
 11 ANARCHY 19/1030        16   14  1 53.3      PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
 12-SADISTS II 19/954      10    9  0 52.6   27 BLADES OF GR 33/1032    0    1  0  0.0

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                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #73 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Korga:

     Fist of Kjarran rather liked being hailed as a hero in Korga.  It wasn't
something he'd expected, which made it even better.  Cadal explained to the people--
several times--that the hunter had not been destroyed, only driven off, and that the
road was still dangerous after dark, but the Korgans didn't seem to care.  They
fussed over Fist, cheered when he assured them that Aghtamar, herself a Korgan, had
been invaluable in the effort, and generally made a party out of the whole situation.
     Later that evening, when all the gladiators were so full of food they could
barely move (or didn't want to, at least), Fist drew Cadal aside.  "These people act
like all their troubles are over!" he worried.  "The hunter will still be out there,
maybe not right away, but he'll be back."
     "I know that," Cadal said, "and you know that, and more of the Korgans realize
it than you might think.  But there isn't anything else we can do about it without
help."  He smiled faintly.  "Even the kind of help you had is not exactly what we
need here.  It was enough for that night, but it was...."  He frowned, groping for
the right words, then shrugged.  "There was power enough, you understand, and the
will to help, but it wasn't really the best tool for the job."
     "What is the best tool, then?  If there is one at all."
     "I think there is a tool," Cadal said, "and I think the man who knows about it
is Lord Malcorn.  So in the morning we head for Malcorn, and we ask."

Zukal:

     Ghenis watched the ship _Relentless_ ease out into the channel and brushed his
hands together.  It was bound for Niatoli to further certain interests of the dark
cult.  On it was Veleks, and Cousin Og, who would look after the small thief...one
way or another.  Which freed him to attend to other matters.
     First of those other matters was a meeting with Pelishtekan, the Ferencian who
was currently the 'chief priest' of the cult.  Ghenis scowled to hide his grimace of
disgust.  He didn't like the Ferencian.  In fact, he loathed the man.  But it wasn't
necessary to like him, not really.  As long as Pelishtekan did his job, nothing else
counted.
     And right now, the man's job was to explain what manner of creature, monster, or
whatever was hunting over the lands just north of Zukal.  And how the damned thing
could be fought and destroyed.  It was in the way of certain plans that he had made
for the benefit of the dark cult...and of himself, of course.  The dark power did not
expect his minions to work for nothing but the joy of it.
     Ghenis left the waterfront behind and wove his way through the twisted and
noisome alleys of one of Zukal's poorest districts.  The cult always had its centers
among the homes of the poor.  They were the ones who had something to gain from it,
and nothing to lose, from shaking up the old order, after all.  Ghenis smiled just a
little.  He liked shaking things up.
     The cult was headquartered in a tall narrow building squeezed between other tall
narrow buildings.  The cellar, which was dark and always damp and divided into tiny
rooms no more than six feet square, was used for...storage.  More or less.  The
ground floor, reached by going down half a dozen steps from street level, was the
shrine itself.  The level above that was where the main work of the cult was done,
the plotting and planning, the gathering of information, the good stuff.  Above that,
two floors of small rooms where members of the cult lived if they couldn't do better
for themselves.  And on the top floor, the pigeons that carried messages from points
as distant as Zuwayza and Murska in the north, Rocanis, Xochithlan, and even Tricorus
in the south.  Most people had no idea how far the cult reached.
     Which was another source of amusement to Ghenis.  The authorities here in Zukal,
the very heart of the cult, had no idea that it was anything more than a handful of 
dissatisfied commoners meeting to worship some petty godling.  Ha!  If Bey Sekahos
knew how near he stood to the rim of disaster, how fast he was sliding down the slope
into hell--!  Even the Bandit Princes, who had a clearer understanding of their city,
didn't know that the cult was gaining power daily and would soon be ready to make its
move.  IF the monster north of the city could be dealt with.
     Ghenis pushed open the door of the old house and stepped toward Pelishtekan's
office, batting away the coil of incense that came up from the shrine below.  The
incense wasn't necessary, just window-dressing added to the cult worship by
Pelishtekan.  Ghenis didn't care for it.  Damned frills!  But it did seem to please
the lesser members, and of course it added to their "harmless crackpot" image.
     The Ferencian was waiting for him in the cult's office, simmering with
indignation.  As soon as the door was shut, he demanded, "What do you think you're
doing?"
     Ghenis raised an eyebrow and smiled faintly, clearing off the other chair and
sitting down.  "Doing?  The cult's work, of course.  What did you think I was doing,
Pelish?"
     "In sending Og and Veleks to Niatoli without consulting me, you were--"
     "--Doing as we agreed was necessary.  Niatoli can't be left out of our plans,
and we HAD agreed that we should send someone to lay the ground there."
     "But--"
     "And it was necessary to get Veleks out of the city before his fear broke the
nerve of other people.  Cousin Og will keep an eye on him."
     "If the thief's nerve is broken--"
     "He'll be fine on Niatoli.  The thing he fears doesn't seem to cross water
readily."  Ghenis leaned forward.  "Put aside your annoyance and listen to me,
Pelish.  The thing Veleks fears--let me tell you about it."  He launched into a
description of what he had seen north of Zukal, and of what Veleks had been able to
tell him.
     When Ghenis was through, the other man sat in silence for a long moment.  Then
he shook his head, seeming almost dazed.  "I had believed Alastari free of such
beings, unaccountable as that freedom had appeared.  I supposed it was the Grey
Witch's doing, that she had bound them long ago to keep them from interfering in her
plans.  Why would she loose them now?"
     "Who knows what the Witch would do?  But you do know what this monster--these
monsters--are?"
     "More or less," the Ferencian said, shrugging.  "They're remnants of the races
that inhabited Ghea before...whatever, the Old Gods or who knows what, started
meddling.  The ancient scrolls which I have seen in Ferencia speak of them as being
the rulers of the world when humans were still little more than beasts living in
caves and there were no elves or dwarves here at all."  He shrugged again.
"Unsupported myth, of course, but it does suggest that they are a very old race.
Frankly, if I'd thought of them at all, I would have supposed them destroyed here in
Alastari."
     "Destroyed in Alastari," Ghenis repeated.  "That implies that in other places--
such as Ferencia--they are not destroyed, and perhaps not even bound?"
     "They're BOUND, of course!"  Pelishtekan snapped, scandalized.  "Er...more or
less.  Differently in different places, of course.  But we couldn't leave them
LOOSE."
     "I can see that," the gladiator agreed.  "So, we have these things loose here,
but they CAN be bound.  Okay, fine.  How do we do it?"
     The Ferencian blanched.  "WE don't do it, that is work for great wizards, high
priests, men of power--"
     "And no one in the cult has that amount of power?"  Scowling, Ghenis came to his
feet and leaned closer to the Ferencian, his hands braced on the desk between them.
He gathered up a fist-full of Pelishtekan's tunic.  "Are you telling me that the cult
doesn't have that kind of power?  That it's just a piddling little two-bit cult?"
     Pelishtekan paled further.  "No!  No, the cult has that power, but nobody HERE
can wield it!  And with the Arcanum so weak--"
     "The state of the Arcanum doesn't seem to be affecting the monsters," Ghenis
interrupted in a hard voice.  "Any dark god worth his worship should be able to take
care of a few monsters, Ferencian.  If I find that this is just a small time
operation for a small time demon after all, there will be HELL to pay, man, and I
will PERSONALLY see that you pay the first installment."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Eye of the Storm #69 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Far West:

     Shania Silverstar stared at the man, eyes narrowed in calculation.  She sorted
data quickly.  A man of the local race, one she'd never seen before, not that she'd
seen all the races of Ghea.  An advanced gladiator.  The nearest of Lady Greywand's
arenas lay to the east of here, in Lirith Kai.  And the westernmost of those
arenas....  "You're from Simtakka?"
     "Smart as well as beautiful, I see."  Faintly sneering.  Not mocking her--she
thought that he probably faced all life with a sneer.  "I earned my immortality in
Simtakka," he admitted after a moment.  His scarred hands flexed.  "I did it the hard
way, too.  The Adantri aren't all pushovers."
     "The ones I've met aren't," Shania agreed.  "And their sense of honor is strong.
Very strong."
     He bristled immediately.  "If you're expecting that kind of soft-in-the-head
honor from ME--"
     Shania smiled faintly.  Some things a woman didn't need magic to understand.
"You could have attacked me while I slept," she said.  "But you didn't.  Yes, I am
expecting that honor from you.  My name is Shania Silverstar, I graduated from an
Andorian arena."  She held out her hand.
     "Andorian.  Gods, I should have known...a lot more softheaded than the Adantri.
Gods curse the luck."  When her extended hand didn't waver, he finally grasped it and
shook it once, then turned away.  Over his shoulder, he growled, "I'm called Zakar."
     "Zakar.  Good.  If you have food out there, I would be glad to share it with
you."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "There shouldn't BE a reef here!" Werre said again, scowling at his chart.
     "But we're stuck on one just the same," Jammies said with cheerful tactlessness.
"Where do you suppose it came from?"
     "Doesn't matter where it came from," Ashon Chang growled.  "The important thing
is getting off it before the waves pound us into pieces."
     "Which they will do," Rughal added, studying the clouds that were being driven
up from the south by a strong wind, and the increasingly rough sea below them.
     "This is some kind of magical effect," Herlas muttered.  He had been tentatively
readmitted to comrade-ship and allowed to move about the ship freely...although
Rughal was usually not far away.  "The reef, at least.  The coming storm," he turned
to stare southward, "I don't know.  Even that MIGHT be magical.  There's a mishmash
of forces at work here...."
     "Can magic get us off this reef then?" Werre asked suddenly.  "Can you do
something?"
     Herlas shrugged.  "I don't think so.  This is not my area of expertise--weather,
ships, and the moving of large objects."  His eyes, unusually dark for a Fratsfan,
narrowed as he stared into the water.  "This is what comes of not stabilizing the Eye
quickly enough," he muttered.  "It could have been prevented--"  He twitched when
Rughal, standing behind him, growled.  More briskly, he went on, "I don't think
there's a lot I can do here, very powerful forces are at work--more powerful than
those any one, or any two men, for that matter, can muster.  And if our hull has been
damaged, we might not WANT to get the ship off this reef, you know!  Better to be
stranded than to sink."
     "We won't sink if we get moving quickly enough," Werre countered.  "If we get
off right away.  But if we stay here and let the wind and the waves pound us and drag
us back and forth across whatever it is we hit--"
     "Looks like the top of a belfry," Jammies said, hanging over the side.
     Werre looked at Ashon Chang, who stared back at him.  Then both of them glanced
around. They were in the middle of a plain of water, with not even a rocky islet to
be seen.
     "I don't suppose it matters what we hit," Ashon Chang said after a moment.  The
important thing is to get off it without having the bottom torn out of our ship."
     "Well, at least this explains why there aren't a lot of other ships following
this good current," Vurand said.  "What do we do?"
     "Two men over the side," Werre decided.  "With ropes to keep them from being
swept away, of course.  To find out exactly how we're hung up."  He glanced around
the little group.  "I presume all of you can swim?"
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Shania washed her hands in the little stream that flowed through the shrine,
then sat back against the wall and sighed.  "I needed that, thank you.  Delicious."
     Zakar, squatting on the other side of the stream licked his own fingers and
snorted.  "Delicious," he repeated mockingly.  "I bet you never ate korry in your
life."
     "That the food was unfamiliar doesn't make it necessarily inedible," she
retorted.  She glanced out the doorway of the shrine.  Twilight had fallen, but the
sounds of a large population were still audible, and the light breeze carried the
scent of thousands of cooking fires as well as the smell of a seacoast.  "How long
can we stay here?"
     Zakar shrugged.  "I don't suppose Hodan cares, even if he really is a god and
not just a myth.  But we're both going to have people looking for us, and sooner or
later, they'll look here."
     Shania blinked.  "They'd violate a religious sanctuary?  And what 'they', come
to think of it?  I know I am likely to be pursued by priests, but what about you?"
     "Everybody'd like to catch me."  He seemed to take satisfaction in that.  "I'm a
flaming revolutionary.  And a heretic, too.  'Course, those're the same thing, here
in Zinaco."  At her surprised look, he added, "They're a theocracy."
     "What did you do to--?  No, that's none of my business, I suppose.  How do we
get out of here before we're found?  Do we work together," she wasn't sure she wanted
to work with Zakar, there was something about him...but he was the only potential
ally she had here, "or each manage our escape separately?"
     Zakar was silent for a long time, studying her with a critical gaze, the way he
might look at a horse he was thinking of buying.  From someone he didn't trust.
Finally he said, "We work together."  His hard mouth curled into a smile of sorts.
"I've got half an idea, but it would mean playing roles--you much good as an
actress?"
     Shania's eyes narrowed.  He seemed too pleased with his idea for it to be
something she was going to like.  "Depends on the role."  She considered mentioning
her magical skills and immediately decided against it.  Better to keep that knowledge
in reserve until she knew Zakar better.  And maybe not then.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In the end, it was Ashon Chang and Rughal who went over the side.  "Because,"
the samurai explained to Rughal as he slid down a rope and into the water, "we are
victims of our own honor.  Werre must remain with the ship, as our most skilled
sailor, neither Jammies nor Vurand swims well, and Herlas claims that he cannot swim
at all.  Less honorable men than we are might point out--"  He gasped.  "The water is
colder than I expected!  Might point out," he continued, moving out of the path of
Rughal's descent, "that no great degree of swimming is required, and there ARE the
safety ropes...."
     Rughal laughed, which Ashon Chang considered a small victory; the ranger hadn't
so much as smiled since Shania had been taken from them.  "I'd go back up and do just
that," he said, "but we're already down here and wet, so we might as well take a look
at things."
     The two men made their way along the small ship's waterline, probing with light
poles for depth.  Rughal, who was in the lead, made the first find.  "Something
here," he said, handing Ashon his pole.  "I'll take a look."  Before the samurai
could reply, he doubled and thrust downward vanishing beneath the surface.
     The next minute seemed a very long one, and Ashon Chang began to hyperventilate
in preparation for diving himself.
     Rughal resurfaced, gasped in breath, and said, "It IS a belfry!  Or at least the
roof of some kind of tower.  Hard to tell what, and who cares?  I think we can get
off when the wind changes, IF it changes, as it usually does at sunset."
     "Is the hull damaged?"
     "Not that I can see.  It's a roof with two ridge poles, and the front of our
ship is sitting between them like they were the jaws of a vice.  We can't go forward,
but we should be able to go back, if the wind will cooperate."  Rughal grabbed his
rope and began to pull himself up hand over hand.
     "Excellent!"  Ashon Chang began to pull himself up as well.  "If the wind
doesn't cooperate, we will get Herlas to do it."

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Tides of Magic #17 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Not Lirin Kiv:

     Shylock, who had been lurking behind a hedge of rosebushes as Master Dan Shao
explained the war with the Grey Witch to Clemenda, frowned and sank down onto a handy
bench.  This would require thought.  This "Grey Witch of the East" sounded nearly as
powerful as Sheila Greywand, and if that was the case, she was a threat to his plans.
She would have to be removed--which had the added advantage that it would apparently
make him a hero to these people.  Or else he would have to write off this world as a
place to establish himself and find some other.  Because he had no intention of
sharing power....
     The thing to do, he decided, was to visit the home city of this Witch.  He
didn't have to actually meet her to discover just how much of a danger she might be.
But he had to be closer.  And fortunately, there was an obvious reason for the
journey:  He, and also Clemenda, which would get her out of the hands of that cursed
Master Dan Shao, would be seeking aid in finding and closing the Gate that had
brought them here.  An obvious reason, and one that no one could fault.
     He would propose the plan to Dan Shao immediately.  No point in wasting time.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't see why we had to rush off like this," Clemenda muttered.  "Another day
or two wouldn't have mattered."
     "It might matter," Shylock assured her.  "With magic, you can never tell about
things like that.  It MIGHT matter."  He drew her down onto the bench beside him,
smiling at the water that separated them from Master Dan Shao.  More water every
minute.  "Besides," he said, "I promised you dinner in Talahya, and I can fulfill
that promise till we get home."
     "But the Gate we came through must have been back there on that island!"
     "Gates are magic and don't always follow linear logic, my dear."
     "But--"
     "And besides, Dan Shao sent men out to search the island, and they reported that
the Gate is gone.  Or at least closed."  He shrugged.  "So we need to consult someone
who understands the magic of this world.  Dan Shao said the greatest magician or
wizard or whatever you want to call her, the Grey Witch, lives on an island--Thallia,
it's called--to the east."
     Clemenda sighed.  "Okay, I don't argue with your logic, I guess.  But I hope
it's not FAR to the east, because I don't like sailing."  She swallowed twice and
moved back toward the rail, leaning over it.  "I really don't...."
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     "I don't know how far it is to Thallia," the ship's captain said.  "I don't sail
there.  Just the Irindan Sea, and to the Pillars of Gold, the gates of the Middle
Sea, you know, no farther."  He gestured toward the east.  "It's dangerous out there!
Our Sea Patrols keep order in the Irindan, but the Middle Sea is full of pirates.
Dangerous place, and you'd do better not to go.  Stay in Lirith Kai.  No place else
is as good anyway."

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

                                     Duelmasters
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): MAN O' WAR of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): CRIMSON of PHOENIX (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): TWO GLASS EYES of SPECIAL ED (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): TRAGIC TUESDAY of QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): GOLDIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): SODOM of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): STARBREAKER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): MIKE TV of WILLY WONKA INC. (Distorted, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): DINGO of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): SWORDBREAKER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): 101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): IRIADOR of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): WORMY of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): PIXIE BLIGHT of DARQUE FORCES VIII (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): NEMESIS of CHAMPIONS from JHELUM (Shadowgate, mgr.)

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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 473): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 473): BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 470): QUASI-LEGAL OPS (Necron 99, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 235): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): WORDS TO THE WISE (Wordsmith, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 459): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 457): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 413): KORGAN CRUSADE (Jack Wolfspider, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): MIKES MORGUE (Mike, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 191): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 338): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 318): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 140): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 363): MEOW MIX, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 479): E. VICTOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
              (turn 478): SCHIZOPHRENIC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
                          GWEN RYDER of DREAM PARK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 477): SMELLY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 476): CUNNING CALICO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           CAT FANCY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           FASTER PUSSYCAT of ARENA FELINES II (Garfield, mgr.)
                           PERSONAL BEJEEZUS of ESTIMATED PROPHETS (Chazz
                           Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 471): ASH of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
                            BECKY of BLADES OF STEEL (Lord Andarus, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 462): COBRA of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 233): FREY of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 458): LINDEN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 456): WILD CARD HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 449): KING BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 210): BINGE N PURGE of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 204): BEAR KEEPER of CARNIVAL (Carny, mgr.)
                   (turn 203): JUMBO MUMBO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 337): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 139): SUNGLASSES of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hail, Free Blades!

     Well, it appears that my manager miscalculated when I would move off to Gateway,
as I am writing you from there....  Boy, I hope they close that gate soon, as it
stinks!  E.A. Polecat, nice try but even coming off an Eligibles TV, I have a lot
more experience.  Good luck fighting over the throne with Sethra Lavode and
Blackmyth.  You will need it!  So, I end my career here tying Manic's record of 10
straight turns on the throne.  Now will Blackmyth or Sethra Lavode be able to break
this?  Well, I still think I have one record in that between Home Guard and Free
Blades I have held an ADM throne for a total of 21 turns!

                       -- Nemesis

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I was going away, down south to a sunny beach, you know?  I mean, I was HERE
yesterday, when the fights should've been, but they weren't!  So why do I have to
stay another day?  Why shouldn't we ALL go down to a sunny beach?  If it's a big
beach, of course.  I mean, we couldn't all go to the one I'm thinking about, because
it's a LITTLE beach, you know, kind of imminent.  And there's this little cafe nearby
that has tables outside with big umbrellas, and they make drinks with lots of fruit
in them, and umbrellas, of course, and they have these cute waiters in so-longs.  And
at night there's a guitar and, you know, drums.  And palm trees--all day palm trees,
not just at night.
     But SHE said I had to wait, so I did, and I hope you appreciate it, because SHE
doesn't.  As if!  SHE never says thanks!  That's, like, totally rude!  And it's COLD
here.  Below freezing, which means no going out in the sun and working on my tan even
if there WAS any sun, which there wasn't much.
     Well, that's all the, you know, complaining.  I think maybe I ate too much and
it made me grumpy.  Sorry.

     So here's some fight news:
     We have been Split.  This was last week, and now we're growing together crooked,
but I guess we're all used to that, right?
     Drake's Bar-B-Q was most avoided, which is silly.  Besides having really good
ribs (I love it when he takes his shirt off), it's WARM there next to the fire, you
know?  Groove Merchants avoided him.  Them.  But what do THEY know, right?  I mean,
why?  Or, you know, something like that.
     Ali Gator was most challenged, which is also one of Drake's warriors so the
avoiding is something or other I forget.  Something about straight tees, but
seriously, who would iron a tee-shirt, which is the only way to get them straight
because otherwise they twist?  I mean, you know, always.  Always.  And they stretch,
too, but that's different.
     We had forty-three fights, which I think is more than last time, but I'm not
going to go find the notes to see because my fingers are cold, okay?  And seventeen
challenges, but only three were TV challenges, which is too bad.  I guess somebody in
Darkholm got all the tvs this time.  Oh, well, we've still got radio.  Or should that
be tee-vees?  I can never remember.  One standby fought, one person died, and the
longest fight was six minutes because it's too cold to stand around doing nothing for
longer than that.  So there you are.
     AND, I'm not going to turn the fights upside down today and put the, like,
random matches first and the Lord Marshall last because I just don't feel like it.
Not even with an umbrella, but they don't put umbrellas in ginger ale.  I don't see
why not, but they just don't.

     SETHRA LAVODE (71-4060) (25-5-0,224) of CASTLE BLACK TV challenged BLADE RUNNER
# (33-4544) (86-60-4,244) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 20.  SETHRA LAVODE devastated
BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Good!  I don't like Blade
Runner # because he runs around killing people and doesn't write personals.  One of
the scribes in the office says that means I'm bussed, but I don't care.  Besides,
busses are fine.  They go to beaches and you don't have to park them.  I could never
park a bus, you know.  I couldn't make it fit in the lines, no matter how hard I
tried.
     BLACKMYTH (11-4018) (56-32-0,228) of SHADOWS TV challenged LUMP O'GORE (13-1212)
(90-80-5,236) of ILLFANG PACT.  Up 8.  BLACKMYTH demolished LUMP O'GORE in a popular
1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Now there are lots of little lumps of gore,
which is easier than having babies.  Because, you know, I can't imagine anyone
wanting to be Mrs. Lump O'Gore and have babies, so this is the only way, right?  It's
colognes.
     SCOURGE (74-2857) (27-20-1,197) of DARK ANGELS TV challenged HEL (82-14331) (32-
29-0,211) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Up 14.  SCOURGE vanquished HEL in a popular 1 minute
gory mismatched Challenge brawl.  I don't know what's going on here, I mean, nobody
TELLS me things, you know?  But this sounds, like, totally nasty and COLD.
     CREED (64-3997) (69-45-0,226) of GROOVE MERCHANTS challenged TEMPEST (4-4503)
(26-17-1,201) of STORM FRONT.  Down 25.  CREED was subdued by TEMPEST in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.  Well, what did he, meaning, you know,
Creed, expect, after all?  I mean, you just totally can't fight the weather.
Especially storms.  Better just to take your umbrella and go in.
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (27-15-1,193) of DSM4 challenged MOONJUMPER (16-3062) (57-
91-1,198) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Up 5.  PANIC ATTACK was vanquished by MOONJUMPER in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge fight.  You know, if I sit at this table very long, which
doing a spy report for you takes very long, my back hurts.  But I think it's mostly
from being, you know, tense with cold.  Not that I'm VERY cold, or I would simply,
like, walk away, but just enough to be tense.  But at least it doesn't make me frown,
which would make wrinkles.
     ALI GATOR (33-5584) (28-36-1,197) of DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO challenged BANKRUPT
(71-3786) (43-16-0,220) of SHADOW GOLD.  Up 23.  ALI GATOR devastated BANKRUPT in a 2
minute one-sided Challenge competition.  This is most challenged Ali, but I guess
none of the mosts got through, right?  Because of Ali being a, um, I can't read this
note.  Just a minute, I'll ask.  Oh.  Really?  Well, okay.  "Ali is a prudent
investor."  I thought it said Ali was a prude in a vest, which was, you know, a
little strange, but I guess not.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (35-26-3,182) of LUROCIANS II challenged ROYLAND (56-
3380) (58-45-0,207) of REDHORSE.  Up 25.  LORD LIGHTSPEED was vanquished by ROYLAND
in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  You have to watch OUT for Royland.  I
mean, he's pretty, you know?  But vicious.  It's like a secret vice or something.
Because of his father being a caravan raider, but he grew up in Monuntial or
somewhere and had to hide it.  I heard all about this from a friend who had a friend
who knew all about it.
     BLACK ANDARUS (71-3783) (21-12-0,190) of SHADOW MOD challenged SMUG BUG (55-
2900) (38-60-0,190) of RHYME TYME.  Straight across.  BLACK ANDARUS vanquished SMUG
BUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  It isn't any good bugs being smug.
Because people can always tell, and people totally don't like it when anyone is smug,
but especially a bug.  I know.  I mean, I'm a people, and I don't like it, so that
just SHOWS, doesn't it?
     RED BARON (33-1092) (32-30-3,163) of LUROCIANS II challenged KELOS (55-30) (54-
81-3,159) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Down 4.  RED BARON was overpowered by KELOS in a
popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.  Gosh, I thought Red Baron had a pizza!  And
with a pizza, how could you lose?  Pizzas have totally everything, so they're, you
know, balanced and not tippy.  Scaley, you know?  Like that.
     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (32-19-1,166) of LUROCIANS IV challenged HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (108-174-2,133) of RHYME TYME.  Down 33.  LORD REDMOND savagely defeated HOUSE
MOUSE in an exciting 2 minute Challenge match.  Is House really a mouse?  Or just
wearing a hat with big ears?  I want to know!  Because of not being able to tell from
the stands, you know.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (30-23-0,167) of HEAVE HO! challenged SUPERIOR FORCES
(33-4543) (58-88-2,119) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Down 48.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE handily
defeated SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute Challenge contest.  And scorch marks on his
armor, too.  He'll have to send it out to be cleaned.
     TESSERACK (33-6641) (29-13-0,137) of SHADOW X challenged REDFOX (13-4197) (43-
62-0,145) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 8.  TESSERACK was devastated by REDFOX in a 1 minute
mismatched Challenge bout.  I guess it was true about Redfox getting better after
all.  This is going to totally upset the bookies.  I mean, if warriors get better,
how will they know the odds?  Or the evens, either?
     JUDITH (22-5832) (22-17-0,83) of WOMEN OF REALITY challenged JOELEAN (97-903)
(15-14-4,95) of IVER'S GIRLS.  Up 12.  JUDITH was narrowly defeated by JOELEAN in a
popular 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.  THawk, I have a note here from the Scribe
for you, and it says, "Alligator boots, just wait!"  It was written right next to
this fight, so I guess it's supposed to go here, but I don't know what it means.
     DIRT KNAP (15-4418) (22-5-2,55) of UNKNOWNS XX challenged BRANGUS (16-4162) (25-
37-1,50) of PUNNY AMINALS.  Down 5.  DIRT KNAP vanquished BRANGUS in a crowd pleasing
1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.  I guess Brangus should have really retired when
he thought he might, if these new people can just beat him up all the time.  I mean,
why fight if you lose all the time, right?
     AGRO (29-4314) (23-32-1,61) of CROC FILES challenged SUNGOD DESIGNED ME (43-
4270) (18-3-0,67) of WENSINWASIN.  Up 6.  AGRO was devastated by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.  This is the alligator boots thing, isn't
it?  With monograms.
     SHEYN (64-4157) (20-0-1,75) of HEART OF DARKNESS challenged BEER (71-3539) (19-
23-0,75) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  Straight across.  SHEYN demolished BEER in a 1 minute
one-sided Challenge bout.  This isn't surprising.  ALL gladiators AND their managers
demolish beer.  It's like, you know, some kind of rite.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (27-30-0,83) of LUROCIANS II challenged SHADOW HAWK
(71-3038) (15-25-2,56) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS.  Down 27.  LORD FIREFLASH beat SHADOW
HAWK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.  Of course.  Because of fire
driving off shadows and stuff.
     And that's the last challenge match, and now we have random matches.  Even more
of them.

     DR. SCUM (15-1968) (52-47-2,211) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought XERXES (67-2429) (46-
35-2,231) of MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE.  DR. SCUM bested XERXES in a popular 1 minute
contest.  Is Xerxes a foaming cleanser?  Or, you know, a water softener?  I guess
not.
     GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) (114-173-0,223) of RHYME TYME fought KOOSH BALL (71-3536)
(37-28-0,181) of STUFF I BROUGHT.  GROGGY DOGGY savagely defeated KOOSH BALL in an
exciting 4 minute gory duel.  Well, anybody would have expected that.  I mean, dogs
and balls, right?  It's one of those dog things.  I had a dog once that scalped
tennis balls.  Or peeled them.
     SNAP CRACKLE PUP (49-738) (40-35-1,215) of PETS ON FIRE fought NEBUCHADNEZZER
(15-4097) (39-31-0,183) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  SNAP CRACKLE PUP was viciously subdued
by NEBUCHADNEZZER in a 2 minute duel.  I don't remember which was Neb and which was
Chad or maybe it was Nezzer, so this is just one or the other of them.  It's too
confusing.

     Oh, here's the Lord Marshall fight.  SPAZ GHOST (47-4161) (42-20-1,256) of
DRAKE'S COMICS fought HINDENBIRD (49-1277) (38-22-0,192) of PETS ON FIRE.  SPAZ GHOST
overpowered HINDENBIRD in a popular 3 minute one-sided Title match.  I guess what
makes it for being Lord Marshall is that AFTER the fight, so they had no warning that
it really, really mattered, which is stinky but what can you do, after the fight,
Spaz Ghost had more recognition than anybody, which I guess means everybody
recognized him so no good being in a cog-neato.  So they made him Lord Marshall.
Well, why not?

     JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (23-19-0,224) of HALL OF GIANT fought MIMR (82-3783)
(47-37-2,212) of SOL  INVICTUS.  JOPPA CLUBFIST was vanquished by MIMR in a 1 minute
one-sided match.  That's a something or other.  Because of not really having any
clubs for weapons, except maces and war hammers and stuff, and they don't count.
     RAVEN EYES (12-2709) (66-82-0,222) of SWEET MAGIC fought MOONRACER (50-3206)
(36-33-1,190) of MISFIT TOYS.  RAVEN EYES vanquished MOONRACER in an exciting 1
minute one-sided fight.  Were you excited?  I wasn't excited.  I mean, I blinked and
missed it.
     UU DOEWANAKNO (73-1414) (24-7-1,231) of DRAKE'S LODGE fought MYMID EL NAIMIS (7-
4420) (58-24-1,198) of THE DANGER DOGS.  UU DOEWANAKNO was slaughtered by MYMID EL
NAIMIS in a 1 minute uneven bout.  Ooooo!  Dead!  We have to have a funeral party.
With barbeque.
     DARK OMEGA (21-4983) (42-43-0,190) of LORDS OF SHADOWS fought SACRELICIOUS (16-
4428) (24-13-0,175) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS....  DARK OMEGA was handily defeated by
SACRELICIOUS in an exciting 1 minute uneven bout.  BLUE ones.  And, you know, MAUVE.
I don't think they should MAKE MMMMs in those colors.  It's, you know, sackerage.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (23-13-1,185) of LUROCIANS II fought FRAIL WHALE (55-1968)
(101-155-3,169) of RHYME TYME.  LADY EMILY slimly lost to FRAIL WHALE in an exciting
3 minute gory duel.  It's one of those lady things, where you see something frail and
say "there there" and pet it on the head, and it turns around and BITES you.  Never
be a lady, except sometimes, because of things that bite.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (20-11-2,185) of PROJECT HAYSEED fought WOUNDWORT (12-
4228) (45-34-0,197) of DARKMOON.  HAYSEED X-IV was defeated by WOUNDWORT in a 2
minute duel.  You see what happens if you don't weed your garden?  It just goes all
totally hay.
     FERRET INFERNO (49-361) (40-32-2,191) of PETS ON FIRE fought DUBIJN (64-4092)
(37-10-0,207) of HEART OF DARKNESS.  FERRET INFERNO was overcome by DUBIJN in a 2
minute fight.  I think it was the cold water, myself.  Not with ice, just, you know,
really cold.
     MORROLAN (7-4400) (38-43-2,198) of DEATHSGATE fought JULIUS (64-3641) (67-77-
2,183) of UNDER DURESS.  MORROLAN was beaten by JULIUS in a popular 2 minute match.
Julius duressed Morrolan.  It says so right here: duress is to beat people up, and
that's what Julius did.
     BEAG MAGDA (12-4380) (43-28-2,191) of DARKMOON fought CHAOS LICH (15-4132) (41-
28-0,205) of GRAVEYARD GLORY.  BEAG MAGDA defeated CHAOS LICH in an exciting 1 minute
bout.  What I want to know is, what is the difference between a chaos lich and a law
and order lich?
     SHEA MAGEBORN (75-2273) (31-26-0,188) of SHADOWCIRCLE fought NIGHTIE KNIGHT (12-
4731) (43-30-1,168) of LOBOTOMATION.  SHEA MAGEBORN savagely defeated NIGHTIE KNIGHT
in an exciting 6 minute bloody fray.  This is supposed to be our longest fight, but
what took longest was the style show in the middle.  And where Nightie turned blue
because of that REALLY not being warm, and the arenamaster rushed out with a bucket
of hot tea to pour over his head and melt him again.
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (83-120-1,195) of RHYME TYME fought MADBULL (13-4198) (50-
83-1,163) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  FUNNY BUNNY vanquished MADBULL in an exciting 1 minute
mismatched fight.  Everybody does it.  This is not, you know, news.  As if!
     E.A.POLECAT (15-2644) (51-29-3,210) of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q fought TRYURLUCK (61-
1029) (52-39-1,207) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  E.A.POLECAT demolished TRYURLUCK in an action
packed 1 minute gory one-sided struggle.  Did you know E.A. has a raven on his
helmet?  I thought it was, like, stuffed or something, but it said "Nevermore."
     CRYPT KEEPER (15-4146) (34-23-1,179) of GRAVEYARD GLORY fought SWEET CHASTITY
(35-504) (35-27-1,102) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE.  CRYPT KEEPER was subdued by SWEET
CHASTITY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.  Which means that now there is a
Flower Shoppe, but not like the one in Fratsfa, in the crypt.  (There is no chastity
at the Flower Shoppe in Fratsfa.)
     MILA (55-29) (53-87-0,152) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought BLUE (33-5776) (22-14-1,120)
of BLADES OF GRASS.  MILA won victory over BLUE in a popular 1 minute bout.  You SEE?
Mila's just as vicious as Royland.  Because of being Royland's father.  And no hoes,
up OR down.
     CRACK (15-832) (20-10-1,118) of PAIN KILLERS fought NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821)
(21-16-0,128) of BLADES OF WONDER.  CRACK was vanquished by NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 1
minute mismatched bout.  This is the other one, and I guess they both won so it
doesn't matter which is which.  But I'm still confused.
     AVARICIOUS AVON (63-2388) (22-19-0,115) of TOMATO ENFORCER fought POINTY (16-
4427) (35-23-0,142) of HOMERIC MMMMMMS....  AVARICIOUS AVON subdued POINTY in a 2
minute competition.  With sandpaper, so there were no points!  You see how it is: if
you have to enforce tomatoes, you get, you know, cunning.  And sneaky.  Because
tomatoes are really hard to enforce, and they fight back.  Catsup stains!
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (23-7-2,134) of SOL INVICTUS fought OURS ROUGE (3-6049) (18-24-
1,95) of THE REDBAERS.  SAMPSA was vanquished by OURS ROUGE in a 2 minute one-sided
match.  This is "no bearskin rug day," right?  But do we really want to defeat the
sun?  I mean, what about tanning?
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (29-23-0,94) of CROC FILES fought LOPING WOLF (56-1796) (54-95-
0,88) of REDHORSE.  GRAHAM demolished LOPING WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven
duel.  Which means never swim with crocs even if you're a wolf, because you should
KNOW what will happen.
     WRATH OF ONE (82-11628) (10-2-0,79) of LUROCIANS XII fought RAVEN (71-3435) (17-
23-0,74) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS.  WRATH OF ONE demolished RAVEN in a crowd pleasing 1
minute uneven conflict.  I guess one must be enough.  Imagine if there were TWO!
     CENTURION (71-3432) (18-13-1,70) of 2ND ARCTIC GUARDS fought TEXAS GLITTER (35-
3509) (20-7-0,64) of EXACTLY!  CENTURION was overpowered by TEXAS GLITTER in a 1
minute one-sided brawl.  I have a jar of glitter snow, and it defeats everything.  It
keeps oozing out of the jar, you see, and it gets everywhere and won't melt off.  And
Texas glitter would be even bigger and more of a mess, right?
     BRENDA (35-713) (13-11-1,44) of 22 ACACIA AVENUE fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of Real Fun People.  BRENDA handily defeated ROSELLA in a 1 minute mismatched
melee.  Which made Rosella not feel so much like having fun, but that's what happens
in the arena.  It's a hard life.
     This is the last fight, except that it was really the first, but it came last on
the notes.  I guess they do the notes backward or something, but that seems totally,
you know, strange, but there it is.  INNERVISION (15-4431) (20-4-0,83) of UNKNOWNS XX
fought PSYCHOSIS (9-4650) (12-2-1,70) of DSM4.  INNERVISION was demolished by
PSYCHOSIS in an exciting 1 minute one-sided match.  I guess there's something or
other summitical about this, but I'm too tired to think of it.  So I'll just say, you
know, good night, and go away.
     Good night.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SPAZ GHOST 47-4161          43  20  1  275  DRAKE'S COMICS (1034)      NORTH FORK

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      59  24  2  252  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       26   5  0  248  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           57  32  0  244  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
-DREAM WARRIOR 48-1040       45  17  0  241  NIGHT'S GUARDIANS (981)    CAER
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          67  82  0  232  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        115 173  0  231  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         52  29  3  228  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           29  36  1  226  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MIMR 82-3783                48  37  2  225  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 DR. SCUM 15-1968            53  47  2  223  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
-DESECRATION 21-4392         29  14  2  221  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 TEMPEST 4-4503              27  17  1  219  STORM FRONT (976)          JHELUM
 ROYLAND 56-3380             59  45  0  218  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 DUBIJN 64-4092              38  10  0  215  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          58  91  1  214  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 SCOURGE 74-2857             28  20  1  212  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEAG MAGDA 12-4380          44  28  2  209  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           46  34  0  205  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
-SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       34  24  0  204  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 NEBUCHADNEZZER 15-4097      40  31  0  203  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
-MELKOR 13-1821              36  15  0  200  SILMARILLIAD (146)         DULLENS
 BLACK ANDARUS 71-3783       22  12  0  200  SHADOW MOD (986)           KYR'TERR
 JULIUS 64-3641              68  77  2  199  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
-TYVIN 60-5382               45  39  1  199  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         84 120  1  198  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CREED 64-3997               69  46  0  198  GROOVE MERCHANTS (800)     KURUKAR
 XERXES 67-2429              46  36  2  198  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       32  26  0  198  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414       24   8  1  198  DRAKE'S LODGE (1037)       ERINIKA
-PARANOIA 9-4557             18   5  1  198  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-ZENAR 12-4043               27  19  1  197  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         90  81  5  196  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           52  40  1  196  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 BLADE RUNNER # 33-4544      86  61  4  195  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       40  33  2  195  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
-GNU WORLD ORDER 16-3948     62  59  3  194  HELPLESS ANIMALS (56)      WILLAF
 CHAOS LICH 15-4132          41  29  0  194  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SACRELICIOUS 16-4428        25  13  0  194  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
-ELRORAN 12-4386             43  32  2  193  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      23  20  0  193  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
-NORTHERN LIGHTS 19-3182     63  31  1  191  SADISTS II (954)           ZUWAYZA
 HINDENBIRD 49-1277          38  23  0  191  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
-RILLION 36-5545             32  17  1  191  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        102 155  3  190  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HEL 82-14331                32  30  0  190  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 BANKRUPT 71-3786            43  17  0  189  SHADOW GOLD (987)          KYR'TERR
-SMALL ROOMS 97-606          17   8  4  189  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 SNAP CRACKLE PUP 49-738     40  36  1  188  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        20  12  2  187  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 MORROLAN 7-4400             38  44  2  186  DEATHSGATE (977)           BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         27  16  1  185  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            38  61  0  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MOONRACER 50-3206           36  34  1  183  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 KOOSH BALL 71-3536          37  29  0  182  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
-THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        23   4  0  182  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
-CAFFIENE ACHIEVER 15-2429   37  41  4  181  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     35  27  3  181  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ANGEL RUST 36-4713          20   5  1  177  HELTER SKELTER (1004)      JHANS
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          42  44  0  175  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
-TITAN 21-5070               35  25  1  175  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-PINE SCENTED WONDE 14-3682  31  12  1  175  UNKNOWNS XIX (953)         TOBIR
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          23  14  1  175  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 KELOS 55-30                 55  81  3  173  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731      43  31  1  173  LOBOTOMATION (961)         RIZTAB
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    31  23  0  169  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        33  19  1  168  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 MADBULL 13-4198             50  84  1  162  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 REDFOX 13-4197              44  62  0  162  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-TESEN 12-4211               38  40  1  160  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
-SAMOO 37-4630               23  12  1  157  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 MILA 55-29                  54  87  0  154  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       36  27  1  153  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 RED BARON 33-1092           32  31  3  151  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-STUMP 70-7065               28   8  2  147  ALABAMA RADIO (778)        SENTERN
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         108 175  2  141  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     23  19  0  141  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
 CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146        34  24  1  140  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      22  16  0  140  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           19  24  1  134  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
 TESSERACK 33-6641           29  14  0  129  SHADOW X (980)             NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 POINTY 16-4427              35  24  0  125  HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)  WILLAF
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         29  10  1  125  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-ARTEMISIA 12-5096           31  32  0  124  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
-HERMES 58-6016              19  10  0  124  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     58  89  2  123  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 BLUE 33-5776                22  15  1  123  BLADES OF GRASS (1032)     NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-VENRIC 60-5709              24  22  0  113  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 CRACK 15-832                20  11  1  113  PAIN KILLERS (54)          MALCORN
-ON MY WAY 61-3154           16   5  0  106  SADISTS F2F (1020)         JURINE
 SAMPSA 31-4233              23   8  2  104  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 GRAHAM 29-4318              30  23  0  103  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOELEAN 97-903              16  14  4  103  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PSYCHOSIS 9-4650            13   2  1   96  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       11   2  0   89  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 SHEYN 64-4157               21   0  1   86  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      28  30  0   85  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 JUDITH 22-5832              22  18  0   85  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 BRENDA 35-713               14  11  1   84  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         54  96  0   82  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-SANDY 22-5829               24  16  1   81  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       21   7  0   80  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  19   3  0   76  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
-SUE 22-5828                 20  19  0   73  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 BEER 71-3539                19  24  0   70  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 INNERVISION 15-4431         20   5  0   69  UNKNOWNS XX (1019)         MALCORN
 RAVEN 71-3435               17  24  0   67  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 DIRT KNAP 15-4418           23   5  2   65  UNKNOWNS XX (1019)         MALCORN
 CENTURION 71-3432           18  14  1   61  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 SHADOW HAWK 71-3038         15  26  2   58  2ND ARCTIC GUARDS (1013)   KYR'TERR
 AGRO 29-4314                23  33  1   57  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
-NASTY NITTERS 63-2383       17  23  2   54  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
-UNDEAD SENSEI 15-4340       21  20  0   52  GRAVEYARD GLORY (936)      MALCORN
 BRANGUS 16-4162             25  38  1   46  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414      24   8  1 DRAKE'S LODGE 1037     MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420 364

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Debbie -- Sorry, I'm not a plumber. -- Dr. Scum

     Why not?

Smug Bug -- Just why exactly are you smug, anyway? -- Dr. Scum

Koosh Ball -- What else did you bring? -- Ali Gator

Nemesis -- Well, at least I got you desperate. -- Edgar Allen Polecat

Debbie, Ed., Keeper of Lists, Whoever -- So, since the split should be splutting any
moment now, and I've got a Semester Report to do, would it be possible to get a
listing of who runs what team & the alliances they're with?  Pretty please?  With a
little toothpick umbrella on it? -- Drake

     Probably.

Here's what I have; it may even be correct!  If I've gotten anyone's name wrong, just
let me know and I'll fix it. -- The Saint, keeper of lists
ALABAMA RADIO, etc    Cosmo F'slosh              MEOW MIX, etc      Sylvester F'slosh
ANARCHY               Jekyll                     MYTHICAL, etc      Rillion
BLADES OF GRASS       Lord Andarus               PAIN KILLERS, etc  Chazz F'slosh
BLOOD KNIGHTS         Talon Warsmith             REDHORSE, etc      Mila
CROC FILES, etc       THawk                      RHYME TYME         Emerald Orbs
DARKMOON, etc         Bobby Bigfoot              SADISTS II, etc    SunGod
DRAKE'S LODGE, etc    Drake                      SHADOWS, etc       Shadowgate
DSM4, etc             The Sandman                SILMARILLIAD, etc  Ichabod F'slosh
EXACTLY!              Dark One                   STORM FRONT, etc   Yukon Cornelius
GRAVEYARD GLORY, etc  Terrablood                 SWEET MAGIC, etc   Jorja or other
HALL OF GIANT, etc    The Sentinel               UNDER DURESS, etc  A-Sop
IVER'S GIRLS          Nunzio F'slosh             UNKNOWNS XX        Dark Spirit
LOBOTOMATION, etc     Manray, Marquis d'F'slosh  WENSINWASIN        Youngblood
LUROCIANS IV, etc     The Greek Guy

Nebuchadnezzer -- Experience, that's all.  I had more.  You're obviously good at what
you do, though.  I hope to see great things from you in the future. -- Royland

Tyvin -- Sure an' it's a day to remember when four o' the five Redhorse team members
win.  Ye looked verra good in the first minute, but your defense fell apart in the
second.  Ye might want to give that second minute strategy a bit of a reconsider. --
Lump o' Gore

Moonracer -- Well, you were the only one who won against my team last turn, so that's
a distinction.  I don't think it's fair though, what you did, knocking my steel cap
off and then hitting me on the head.  I might do something like that, but a dwarf
should have more honor. -- Kelos

     Why?

Superior Forces -- Who had the style advantage there?  I don't know which of our
styles is supposed to beat the other.  Anyway you're a really good avoider.  You
probably would've won if your blade hadn't broken. -- Mila

Agro -- Ya got to learn to take a hit.  I'm not a very sophisticated fighter and I'm
not hard to beat, but you can't do it if you can't take some damage.  Better work on
that. -- Loping Wolf

Debby Tonte -- Okey dokey.  I'm up for a party. -- Loping Wolf

     You can buy.

All -- Well, I finally broke the 55% w/l, about 8 turns after I thought I would
accomplish this!  Salute to all of you that made this so difficult for me! --
Shadowgate

Rillion -- Beat you!  :P -- Shadowgate

Steel Cloth -- That harshness from you was not called for.  I may find that I have to
remind Peeg of his/her infatuation if this keeps up. -- Moonjumper
P.S.  I'm on an adventure, dammit, and I NEED WINS.  Otherwise I don't even want to
THINK what might happen to me and to my comrades in adventure.  Authors are so
suggestible!

Dark Omega -- If I succumbed to you, would that be Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Having defeated you, should I sign myself Bright Alpha?  Whatever, I have to say I
enjoyed that. -- Raven Eyes
P.S.  And I'm not fool enough to go on an adventure, either.

Morrolan -- Madbull never accepts defeat.  He just looks for non-arena ways to get
even.  I think, myself, that he's got Chaos Madness. -- Redfox

House Mouse -- Foxes eat mice. -- Redfox
P.S.  But the tails have an unfortunate tendency to stick in our teeth.  Ptui!

Sungod Designed Me -- YOU!  I've heard of you. -- Brangus

Debby -- As soon as we get a day suitable for going to the beach, I will be sure to
go and kick sand in the faces of the scribes and bookies from your office.  Anything
to please you, well-tanned one. -- Redfox

31 October 2003
     Come one, come all, to the greatest contest in Alastari!  The Third Annual Turf
War will be in North Fork (DM 47) starting in about 6-7 turns....  C'mon and get your
team some experience, and get declared!
     More info available in North Fork's newsletter.
     Bloody Sands. -- Asmo Dius, TCB

13 November 2003
Let it be known far and wide, that the Warrior TUM 18-7380, the Champions Runner-Up
for the recent Tournament, is managed by none other than Shocking Toad.  I named this
fabulous warrior after my friend and mentor, TUM, a.k.a. Don!  Sorry TUM didn't get
me my first TC; however, a runner-up with all those sandbaggers is pretty impressive,
if I do say so myself. -- Shocking Toad, The Manager

13 November 2003
All -- This is to announce that I am no longer a member of the Vendetta Cartel
Alliance.  I have enjoyed my time there, and I've made some great friends.  Their
company will be missed, but they will endure.  I wish them well. -- Apex

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SETHRA LAVODE devastated BLADE RUNNER # in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BLACKMYTH demolished LUMP O'GORE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SCOURGE vanquished HEL in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
CREED was subdued by TEMPEST in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
PANIC ATTACK was vanquished by MOONJUMPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ALI GATOR devastated BANKRUPT in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
LORD LIGHTSPEED was vanquished by ROYLAND in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLACK ANDARUS vanquished SMUG BUG in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RED BARON was overpowered by KELOS in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge match.
LORD REDMOND savagely defeated HOUSE MOUSE in a exciting 2 minute Challenge match.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE handily defeated SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
TESSERACK was devastated by REDFOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
JUDITH was narrowly defeated by JOELEAN in a popular 4 minute bloody Challenge duel.
DIRT KNAP vanquished BRANGUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fray.
AGRO was devastated by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
SHEYN demolished BEER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
LORD FIREFLASH beat SHADOW HAWK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
DR. SCUM bested XERXES in a popular 1 minute contest.
GROGGY DOGGY savagely defeated KOOSH BALL in a exciting 4 minute gory duel.
SNAP CRACKLE PUP was viciously subdued by NEBUCHADNEZZER in a 2 minute duel.
SPAZ GHOST overpowered HINDENBIRD in a popular 3 minute one-sided Title match.
JOPPA CLUBFIST was vanquished by MIMR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RAVEN EYES vanquished MOONRACER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
UU DOEWANAKNO was slaughtered by MYMID EL NAIMIS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
DARK OMEGA was handily defeated by SACRELICIOUS in a exciting 1 minute uneven bout.
LADY EMILY slimly lost to FRAIL WHALE in a exciting 3 minute gory duel.
HAYSEED X-IV was defeated by WOUNDWORT in a 2 minute duel.
FERRET INFERNO was overcome by DUBIJN in a 2 minute fight.
MORROLAN was beaten by JULIUS in a popular 2 minute match.
BEAG MAGDA defeated CHAOS LICH in a exciting 1 minute bout.
SHEA MAGEBORN savagely defeated NIGHTIE KNIGHT in a exciting 6 minute bloody fray.
FUNNY BUNNY vanquished MADBULL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
E.A.POLECAT demolished TRYURLUCK in a action packed 1 minute gory one-sided struggle.
CRYPT KEEPER was subdued by SWEET CHASTITY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal match.
MILA won victory over BLUE in a popular 1 minute bout.
CRACK was vanquished by NEBUCHADNEZZAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
AVARICIOUS AVON subdued POINTY in a 2 minute competition.
SAMPSA was vanquished by OURS ROUGE in a 2 minute one-sided match.
GRAHAM demolished LOPING WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
WRATH OF ONE demolished RAVEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven conflict.
CENTURION was overpowered by TEXAS GLITTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
BRENDA handily defeated ROSELLA in a 1 minute mismatched melee.
INNERVISION was demolished by PSYCHOSIS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  28         AIMED BLOW        48 -  41 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         PARRY-LUNGE       50 -  45 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK   172 - 156 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      8         WALL OF STEEL     66 -  62 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  33 -  0      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    7         STRIKING ATTACK   51 -  53 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   61 -  66 -  1      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  16 -  0      20  |

Turn 364 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      3 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK    15 - 13     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SPAZ GHOST 47-4161         43  20  1  275 DRAKE'S COMICS (1034)
AIMED BLOW       MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420     59  24  2  252 THE DANGER DOGS (959)
LUNGING ATTACK   SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060      26   5  0  248 CASTLE BLACK (988)
STRIKING ATTACK  RAVEN EYES 12-2709         67  82  0  232 SWEET MAGIC (717)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       115 173  0  231 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    ALI GATOR 33-5584          29  36  1  226 DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)
SLASHING ATTACK  JULIUS 64-3641             68  77  2  199 UNDER DURESS (743)
BASHING ATTACK   FERRET INFERNO 49-361      40  33  2  195 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
PARRY-STRIKE     HINDENBIRD 49-1277         38  23  0  191 PETS ON FIRE (1001)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    POINTY 16-4427             35  24  0  125 HOMERIC MMMMMMS... (1000)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NIGHTIE KNIGHT 12-4731.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHEA 
MAGEBORN 75-2273, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, JUDITH 22-5832, LORD REDMOND 12-4109, LADY 
EMILY 33-6626, JULIUS 64-3641, JOELEAN 97-903, CRYPT KEEPER 15-4146, NEBUCHADNEZZER 
15-4097, and FRAIL WHALE 55-1968.

The least popular fighter this week was INNERVISION 15-4431.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CENTURION 71-3432, JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748, BEER 71-3539, 
BRANGUS 16-4162, SMUG BUG 55-2900, LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928, RAVEN 71-3435, LOPING 
WOLF 56-1796, SAMPSA 31-4233, and CRACK 15-832.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 0  LAPUR(29)            1  1 0  AMEN-TEI(63)         1  0 0  
JHELUM(4)            1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          3  1 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  1 1  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  2  7 0  BARIKALA(67)         0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  MURSKA(35)           3  0 0  SENTERN(70)          1  0 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  6 0  
RIZTAB(12)           4  2 0  NORTH FORK(47)       1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  2 0  VITHICAR(49)         0  3 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
MALCORN(15)          4  4 0  SNOWBOUND(50)        0  1 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           2  2 0  KHALANI(55)          5  2 0  DWES EG(82)          2  2 0  
SUNSET(21)           0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           19  24  1  134  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
 TEMPEST 4-4503              27  17  1  219  STORM FRONT (976)          JHELUM
 MYMID EL NAIMIS 7-4420      59  24  2  252  THE DANGER DOGS (959)      BONSUR
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         27  16  1  185  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 BLACKMYTH 11-4018           57  32  0  244  SHADOWS (960)              ARUAK CITY
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          67  82  0  232  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         90  81  5  196  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 E.A.POLECAT 15-2644         52  29  3  228  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          58  91  1  214  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 DARK OMEGA 21-4983          42  44  0  175  LORDS OF SHADOWS (963)     SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      22  16  0  140  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 GRAHAM 29-4318              30  23  0  103  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              23   8  2  104  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 ALI GATOR 33-5584           29  36  1  226  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SWEET CHASTITY 35-504       36  27  1  153  22 ACACIA AVENUE (29)      MURSKA
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  19   3  0   76  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
 SPAZ GHOST 47-4161          43  20  1  275  DRAKE'S COMICS (1034)      NORTH FORK
 FERRET INFERNO 49-361       40  33  2  195  PETS ON FIRE (1001)        VITHICAR
 MOONRACER 50-3206           36  34  1  183  MISFIT TOYS (921)          SNOWBOUND
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        115 173  0  231  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             59  45  0  218  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           52  40  1  196  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     23  19  0  141  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
 DUBIJN 64-4092              38  10  0  215  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 XERXES 67-2429              46  36  2  198  MISSION IMPLAUSIBLE (915)  BARIKALA
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    31  23  0  169  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 SETHRA LAVODE 71-4060       26   5  0  248  CASTLE BLACK (988)         KYR'TERR
 UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414       24   8  1  198  DRAKE'S LODGE (1037)       ERINIKA
 SCOURGE 74-2857             28  20  1  212  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 SHEA MAGEBORN 75-2273       32  26  0  198  SHADOWCIRCLE (991)         JADE MOUNTAIN
 MIMR 82-3783                48  37  2  225  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 JOELEAN 97-903              16  14  4  103  IVER'S GIRLS (971)         SHADOW GROVE