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Date   : 07/08/2004    Duedate: 07/21/2004

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-380

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DARKENED PRID 37/998  197   70  4 73.8   11 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  236  278  9 45.9
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                    12-DRAKE'S LODG 73/1037  142  169  2 45.7
  2 WENSINWASIN 43/1023     7    3  0 70.0      DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO 33/884            
  3 BLADES OF GR 33/1032    4    2  0 66.7      CISUM S. EKARD 31/1049                
  4-EXACTLY! 35/1033     1169  626  7 65.1      DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q 15/263                
  5-DSM4 9/461            535  335  7 61.5   13 THE HASTINGS 97/1010   15   19  0 44.1
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                         MARY HAD A LITTLE... 69/782           
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    HELTER SKELTER 36/1004                
  6 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  327  231  9 58.6      HELTER SKELTER 66/1005                
    SAILS OF CHARON 16/1044                  14 RHYME TYME 55/397     159  213  0 42.7
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                 15 THE LAWMEN 12/292      40   55  0 42.1
  7 MYTHICAL 58/779       475  407  6 53.9   16 UNDER DURESS 64/743   689  992 10 41.0
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                17 REDHORSE 56/823       223  329  2 40.4
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    THE CHADS 36/946                            ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                       18 CROC FILES 29/951      76  117  4 39.4
  8 ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944  217  203  3 51.7      WOMEN OF REALITY 22/1014              
    ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1048                       THE REDBAERS 3/1028                   
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      IDIOTIC ICCERS 28/1050                
  9 DARKMOON 12/911       132  127  1 51.0      TOMATO ENFORCER 63/1024               
    SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                     19 SWEET MAGIC 12/717    399  889  5 31.0
    SOL INVICTUS 31/974                         CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
 10 LUROCIANS IV 12/865   100   97  4 50.8      PUNNY AMINALS 16/708                  
    LUROCIANS XI 74/1038                        HOMICIDAL MANIACS 1/1022              
    LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                    20-WOLF RIDERS 43/1051     0    1  0  0.0
    LUROCIANS II 33/775                   

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                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

     >)]H[(< + -----:----- + >)] The Free Cities #81 [(< + -----:----- + >)]H[(<

Near Barikala:

     The heavy bell-tone sounded again, and this time the wave-front came with a
light that was brighter than sunlight and sharper than needles.  Artemisia felt that
she was being raked over with a curry-comb.  It didn't feel bad, exactly, but if it
had been a little more forceful....  The tentacle holding her did not fare so well:
its flesh was ripped by the comb-teeth of sound and light.  A dark fluid that must
have been its blood splattered on the deck.
     The tilting deck.  There are just so many assaults of sound-light that any
wooden ship could take, and _The Golden Moon_ had taken them.
     Artemisia rolled free of the tentacle that had been pinning her down and looked
around, assessing options.  The tentacles seemed to be out of the fight, at least for
now.  The zombies, too--the bell's attack had shattered their flimsy bodies.  The
ship was coming apart around her.  But what about her crew?  The few men she could
see were dead.  They couldn't all have died but her, could they?  It certainly looked
like that was what had happened.  Maybe it was the Isle spells that had accompanied
her oath to the Greywand that had preserved her.
     Which didn't answer the immediate question:  What to do?  If she stayed with the
ship, no spell of physical toughness would preserve her from the possibility of being
crushed by a falling mast or the like.  And if she dived overboard...was the tentacle
thing killed or just injured?  But gladiators didn't make it to the Isle through
being indecisive.
     She sheathed her cutlass, gathered her limbs under her, and dived, cutting the
water cleanly and stroking away from the ship and toward the dark hump of Barikala
island.  They said that no one ever came back from Barikala these days, but she would
deal with that problem later.  She could feel turbulence in the water below her and
guessed that it might be more tentacles, and whatever it was they sprouted from.
Well, nothing she could do about it right this minute, but she vowed that if she
survived this, she would encourage the eating of giant octopus.  Or squid, as the
case might be.
     Her fingers grazed rock and something grasped her wrist.  She looked up, gasping
for breath and already twisting to reach her cutlass.
     There was a man kneeling on the rock and pulling her upwards.  An ordinary man.
The most beautiful sight she'd seen in hours.  She allowed him to help her onto the
rock, which she saw was part of the shoreline of the island.
     "I'm surprised you survived," the man said.  "And glad, of course, we see so few
new faces here!  My name's Eddystone, by the way--graduated from the arena here and
didn't get off-island fast enough."
     Artemisia gave up trying to wring water out of her hair and clothes.  "I'm a
Lady Protector myself," she admitted.  "What's going on here?  The zombies, the
tentacles, the bell...?"
     "Ah, well, it's a longish story," Eddystone muttered.  He squinted out across
the water.  "But I guess you're the only survivor on my section of the coast, so we
might as well head back to the Hall."
     "And you can tell me this long story on the way," Artemisia suggested firmly.
"Start with the short version, and we can go into detail later."
     "Yes, well...hmm.  I guess it began with the Invasion, or around the same time--
I don't know if they were connected.  But the Duke says that's when the Light-Keepers
started having trouble with--  Er, you HAVE heard of the TRUE Barikala Light, haven't
you?"
     Artemisia glanced inland toward the pillar of light that was visible over the
island every night and on cloudy days.  "Even if I hadn't heard of it then, I have
since."
     "Well, the Light-Keepers started having trouble with the, uh, controls on it, I
guess you'd say.  Most of us didn't know a thing about it then, of course, but we've
all--everyone on Barikala--become, uh, well-informed, I guess you could say, since
then.  The Light got loose.  At least to the extent you see now.  Don't even ask what
happened to the Keepers on duty when that happened!  The Light isn't, well, Evil or
anything like that, but when it's loose, it strains things.  The fabric of the
Multiverse and so on.  Like having a lot of little temporary Gates around the place.
Well, the Duke's no fool, you know.  There were procedures.  Close off the island to
local traffic.  The power of the Light can be tapped, and it was used to set up a
Barrier.  Things can get in, but not out.  Because all these little Gates were
leaking...monsters.  Like the one you fought, we've had several of that type.  They
come from a place called, uh, Miskatonia or something like that.  Not always inside
the Barrier, but since the monsters are all drawn to the power of the Light, they all
come in, sooner or later.  And we kill them as fast as we can."  Eddystone grimaced.
"It isn't easy!  We kill monsters, but there are always more coming, and OUR
population is dropping, because since the Barrier went up and people realized that no
one was LEAVING Barikala, we haven't gotten people to replace the ones that die."
     "Sounds like what you need to do is close the Gates," Artemisia said.
     "That's easy to SAY," Eddystone agreed, "and we do when we can, although we're
running out of magicians.  But for every Gate we close, it seems like two more open.
It's the Light that makes all these Gates POSSIBLE, so what we NEED to do is get the
Light back under control.  And that isn't something anyone seems to know how to do."
     "Then we'd better find out," Artemisia said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
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 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
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 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hail, Free Blades!

     I figured that I ought to write a little something since so many of you like
such things.  Let's see.  There's Rillion(tm), Jorja, my own manager Bobby Bigfoot,
and the editor too.  O.K. there's not a lot of people who like such things, but I
have a lot of respect and appreciation for those who do, so here goes.
     I am the very first of Bobby Bigfoot's fighters to become a Lord Marshall of any
advanced arena.  I didn't think that I would be ready for a shot at it until after
the next split when even more fighters would be skimmed off the top.  However, I saw
my chance and I took it.  With my T.V. Challenge (actually, I got back to back T.V.'s
in the last two Spring mailers, both in ADM class) I just might be able to hang onto
the title for a cycle or two.  We shall see.  I hope that you all come out to see the
dashing young Shagornan defend his position with that wicked pointy thing!

                                             Woundwort
                                             Lord Marshall

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Alarond the scribe says that the bars here use trolls in their stew, which is 
NOT TRUE.  Because they don't serve stew, you know?  Just sandwitches.  And you can't 
make a sandwitch with a troll, which I know because I saw somebody try once, with a 
slice off of, you know, an arm, and the sandwitch kept growing fingers even when he 
kept biting them off, and besides, it tastes terrible.  At least, that's what he 
said.  And it would be worse than eating watermelon seeds that would sprout in your 
stomach, because at least they don't sprout FINGERS.  I wouldn't want fingers growing 
in MY stomach.  As if!  Besides further, there aren't any trolls on the Isle, which I 
know because I was looking for one just yesterday because of wanting to talk to him 
about a bridge.  So remember, if anyone tells you about trolls in the stew, DON'T 
LISTEN.  It's, you know, totally spurious.

     It says here that Blackest Pride is standing tall, which is good, because 
slumping is, you know, bad.  It's untidy, and it doesn't leave room for lunch.  
Darkmoon is avoiding them.  I don't know why, because of them being so fine and 
upstanding tall and all.  I guess it's just one of those things.
     Sue from Women of Reality got the most challenges, but she says it wasn't as bad 
as TOGS, so it's okay.  But don't do it again.

     Some numbers for people to crunch, because crunchy is more fun than smooth.  
Thirty-three fights.  Fifteen challenge matches.  No standbys!  Two people actually 
died, but they came back to life before their apartment leases were cancelled, so it 
doesn't count.  Lots of people tied for longest fight at five minutes, which I don't 
think is long enough to call, you know, really long.

     About the fights:
     SHEYN (64-4157) (22-0-1,88) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought DOC HOLIDAY (12-2956) 
(17-16-1,70) of THE LAWMEN.  SHEYN was subdued by DOC HOLIDAY in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute match.  I was, you know, surprised.  I thought Doc Holiday was more of a fun 
kind of guy.  Like Mr. May at the beach or something.
     BEER (71-3539) (24-34-0,70) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought LOPING WOLF (56-1796) (59-
106-0,85) of REDHORSE.  BEER won victory over LOPING WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute fight.  This was one of those, what do they call it, four-dinged?  It was a 
four-dinged fight.  Beer defeats almost everybody.  Especially Rirorni, because of 
them only being used to icky mare's milk.
     SANDY (22-5829) (27-17-1,99) of WOMEN OF REALITY fought SPINAL CRACKER (36-5007) 
(15-17-0,55) of HELTER SKELTER.  SANDY handily defeated SPINAL CRACKER in a 1 minute 
mismatched match.  Well, you know, of course!  I mean, not just the fights and the 
points making it totally not matched, but it's right before a tourney, and Sandy is 
ALWAYS ready to beat people up right before a tourney.  It's a law of nature.
     WRATH OF ONE (82-11628) (12-3-0,91) of LUROCIANS XII fought LOKI (71-3798) (17-
15-1,91) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  WRATH OF ONE executed LOKI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.  
Gosh!  I mean, you know, okay, Loki was asleep on guard, but it was only for a 
minute.  And he was at least THERE, you know.  Some people don't even show up.  
Especially in the arctic.  Well, except maybe when it's this hot and the arctic is 
really nice and cool.  But still.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (30-31-0,102) of LUROCIANS II fought CRACKPIPE (69-
8196) (24-10-3,95) of MARY HAD A LITTLE....  LORD FIREFLASH was narrowly defeated by 
CRACKPIPE in a popular 5 minute gory match.  This is one of the tied-for-longest 
fights, but they don't get turtles.  Turtles don't like gory.  And somebody should go 
TALK to Mary.  About, you know, stuff.  And things.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (33-33-3,167) of LUROCIANS II fought HERMES (58-6016) (20-
10-0,141) of MYTHICAL.  RED BARON lost to HERMES in a 2 minute gory fray.  And his 
manager was SOOO mad that Red had to wash pizza pans for a whole WEEK.  Which is 
awful, I mean, burned on cheese.  That's totally hard to clean off.
     RILLION [tW] (36-5545) (38-26-1,164) of THE CHADS fought SUNGOD DESIGNED ME (43-
4270) (23-5-0,102) of WENSINWASIN.  RILLION [tW] was viciously subdued by SUNGOD 
DESIGNED ME in a popular 2 minute gory bout.  It was a....  What's this word supposed 
to be?  I never heard of that word.  No, I won't go look it up in the dictionary.  
Why should I?  I think you made it up.  I'll say it MY way.  It was a poetic match, 
because of Mr. Me punching holes in Rillion tW, and the pieces that came out of the 
holes being all over so that people were tripping on them, and it was even worse than 
gore.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (41-73-0,179) of RHYME TYME fought LORD REDMOND (12-4109) 
(33-22-1,150) of LUROCIANS IV.  SMUG BUG was unbelievably bested by LORD REDMOND in a 
crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.  Darn.  This means that the stupid Bug will go around 
being smug for TWO MORE WEEKS, just because of beating somebody who only had about 
half as many fights, which isn't something to boast about in MY book.  As if!
     PAPPI DEWRAG (66-3565) (30-7-0,187) of HELTER SKELTER fought HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (115-183-2,185) of RHYME TYME.  PAPPI DEWRAG was savagely defeated by HOUSE 
MOUSE in an action packed 4 minute duel.  I warned people, I told them, "Don't feed 
that cute little mouse troll stew, or next thing you know, it'll be all mean and go 
biting people," and have you ever looked at a mouse's teeth?  They're really big and 
sharp.  And savage.
     LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (36-29-3,193) of LUROCIANS II fought HEL (82-14331) 
(39-38-0,196) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  LORD LIGHTSPEED overpowered HEL in an action packed 
1 minute one-sided bout.  That's why it was, you know, action packed, because of 
everything happening so fast.  We had to have instant replay to see who won!
     JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (24-20-0,210) of HALL OF GIANT fought ELVIS (7-612) 
(35-29-0,172) of THE ROCKERS.  JOPPA CLUBFIST was beaten by ELVIS in an action packed 
5 minute fight.  This was another one tied for longest.  Why couldn't somebody have 
gone another minute?  This is confusing.  Anyway, Elvis kicked Joppa and now he's 
nothing but a hound dog crying all the time.  It's very sad.  Someone offered him a 
bone in the infirmary and he wouldn't take it.
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (26-18-2,186) of SOL INVICTUS fought MILA (55-29) (61-95-0,179) 
of ROCANIS RIDERS.  SAMPSA was defeated by MILA in an action packed 2 minute fight.  
But the announcer didn't say it was mis-matched, which is, you know, something.  Not 
a lot, but still, because of the different numbers, it's something.
     MOONJUMPER (16-3062) (66-98-1,196) of PUNNY AMINALS fought TRYURLUCK (61-1029) 
(57-54-1,183) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  MOONJUMPER was narrowly defeated by TRYURLUCK in a 2 
minute match.  How narrow is a narrow defeet?  Quad A?  I mean, you keep hearing 
about them, but have you ever tried to find SHEWS for de feet when they're narrow?  
It's totally wide shews all the way.
     ELRORAN (12-4386) (50-36-2,254) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS fought JULIUS (64-3641) 
(73-87-2,188) of UNDER DURESS.  ELRORAN slimly won victory over JULIUS in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute fray.  It wasn't REALLY a slim victory, it just looked that way 
because of Elroran wearing a girdle.  And you thought it was Julius that was under 
duressed.  As if!
     TITAN (21-5070) (45-27-1,222) of BLACKEST PRIDE fought LADY EMILY (33-6626) (25-
15-1,185) of LUROCIANS II.  TITAN was demolished by LADY EMILY in a 1 minute uneven 
bout.  Gosh!  That doesn't sound, you know, lady-like.  I mean, sure, a lady would do 
anything the RIGHT way, but, like, demolishing just isn't a lady sort of thing.
     DESECRATION (21-4392) (37-16-3,296) of BLACKEST PRIDE fought MADBULL (13-4198) 
(55-94-2,186) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  DESECRATION devastated MADBULL in a popular 1 
minute gruesome one-sided contest.  Not to make it sound like it wasn't good work, 
but, you know, EVERYBODY devastates Madbull.  This is, like, why he's always mad.
     LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) (97-89-5,211) of ILLFANG PACT fought FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) 
(111-161-3,197) of RHYME TYME.  LUMP O'GORE was narrowly defeated by FRAIL WHALE in a 
popular 5 minute bloody match.  And ANOTHER one tied for longest.  That's THREE.  
It's too much.  Or else not enough.
     DUBIJN (64-4092) (39-10-0,233) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought SAMOO (37-4630) (27-
15-1,201) of DARKENED PRIDE.  DUBIJN was devastated by SAMOO in an exciting 1 minute 
brutal one-sided fight.  This is what happens to people with funny names, Dubijn.  
People come along and devastate before the arenamaster even figures out how to SAY 
your name.

     Oh, and now the challenges matches.  That's good, that means half done already.  
Which is like, glass half full, you know?  Because it's always better not to get 
gloomy, or it makes wrinkles, and it's really hard to get a good tan inside a 
wrinkle.

     ROWARDENN (16-4105) (17-11-0,60) of SAILS OF CHARON challenged FLESH RIPPER (74-
3375) (12-3-1,96) of LUROCIANS XI.  Up 36, and, because the Saint said I should 
mention it to see if anybody cared, down 13 fights.  I think.  I didn't, you know, 
study math when I was a kid.  ROWARDENN beat FLESH RIPPER in a crowd pleasing 4 
minute Challenge brawl.  We kind of expected this, right?
     LOONY LATEKNIGHT (28-3529) (25-8-2,100) of IDIOTIC ICCERS challenged SUPERIOR 
FORCES (33-4543) (63-99-2,133) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 33 points and, um, more 
than a hundred fights but don't make me count them, okay?  Um, you should know that 
I'm not having an OPINION here about fights and recognition, I'm just saying the 
numbers.  That's all.  LOONY LATEKNIGHT was devastated by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 
minute Challenge duel.  Actually, it must have been Loony's manager who is, you know, 
idiotic.
     THE SICKNESS (21-5327) (20-8-1,94) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged SANDY (1-6821) 
(23-47-1,67) of HOMICIDAL MANIACS.  Down 27 or so, and up 42 fights.  Not counting 
tourney fights at, you know, ANY time, because I don't know how many anybody has if 
they have any at all.  THE SICKNESS overpowered SANDY in a 1 minute one-sided 
Challenge duel.  It's the berserk thing.  I was talking to Olaf Modeen just, you 
know, last week or maybe it was this week, he always looks the same, and he said 
being berserk in the arena is mostly not good, because of doing stupid things.  And I 
said being in the arena is a stupid thing to begin with, and he said, well, you don't 
need to know what he said.
     BINDI (29-4454) (18-6-2,100) of CROC FILES challenged REDFOX (13-4197) (50-71-
0,127) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 27 and maybe 95 or so.  This is the "teach me skills" 
thing, isn't it?  BINDI was devastated by REDFOX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
mismatched Challenge bout.
     GRAHAM (29-4318) (31-36-0,117) of CROC FILES challenged BLUE (33-5776) (25-16-
1,125) of BLADES OF GRASS.  Up a little, um, about 8, and down 26, I think.  I don't 
think I'll mention the fights next time, unless you want me to, because of the extra 
math.  GRAHAM was handily defeated by BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  
I like bluegrass.  Music.
     OURS ROUGE (3-6049) (24-33-1,149) of THE REDBAERS challenged VENRIC (60-5709) 
(33-28-0,179) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2.  Up 30 and 4.  OURS ROUGE assassinated VENRIC 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.  Gosh!  That's one mad bear!  
His face is red.  After he tried to eat Venric, you know, and found out about Venric 
being a golem.  I didn't know bears turned red in the face when they got mad.  Do 
they go berserk, too?
     TESEN (12-4211) (42-51-1,133) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS challenged IDIOTIC INDIGO 
(28-3528) (26-7-0,134) of IDIOTIC ICCERS.  Up 1 and down 60.  TESEN overpowered 
IDIOTIC INDIGO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Does it count if he's an 
idiot?  I mean, some people, not me!, say that if you're an idiot, nothing counts.
     GOLDIE (29-4395) (22-17-1,132) of CROC FILES challenged ROYLAND (56-3380) (69-
50-0,173) of REDHORSE.  Up 41 and 80.  GOLDIE was vanquished by ROYLAND in a popular 
1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.  See?  I told you Royland was Not Nice.  He's 
always been like that.
     SCRAPPA (29-4411) (19-13-2,107) of CROC FILES challenged GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) 
(123-180-0,173) of RHYME TYME.  Up 66 and lots and lots, more than 200.  This is 
totally albendranious.  SCRAPPA was vanquished by GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute one-
sided Challenge duel.  I mean, this dog didn't even wake up to beat Scrappa.
     AGRO (29-4314) (31-39-1,153) of CROC FILES challenged KELOS (55-30) (61-90-
3,161) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 8 and 81.  It sounds different with the fights in it, 
doesn't it?  AGRO was overpowered by KELOS in an action packed 1 minute uneven 
Challenge melee.  I think every Croc lost today, and what I want to know is, did the 
man who was taking orders for crocodile boots have anything to do with this?
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (39-25-0,203) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN challenged FUNNY BUNNY 
(55-1862) (92-127-1,204) of RHYME TYME.  Up 1 and lots, more than a hundred, and I'm 
not going to do the math.  My head aches.  SEVERUS SNAPE overpowered FUNNY BUNNY in a 
2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.  Bunny slippers?  That's, I don't know, 
totally tubular.  I mean, I just can't see Mr. Snape with bunny slippers.
     TYVIN (60-5382) (54-45-1,196) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 challenged SMALL ROOMS 
(97-606) (18-9-4,201) of THE HASTINGS.  Up 5 and down 72.  You know how it is with 
the Bloodgames warriors, they come in here swanking--I never knew what swanking was 
till I saw them--and they just don't have lots of experience like everyone else.  
TYVIN was savagely defeated by SMALL ROOMS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.  But 
they're really mean.
     THE MADNESS (21-5214) (33-13-1,190) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged SUE (22-5828) 
(26-23-1,191) of WOMEN OF REALITY.  Up 1 and up 3.  Close, you know?  THE MADNESS 
devastated SUE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  *I* think it was 
the threat of another TOGS that did her in.  That's what *I* think.
     MIMR (82-3783) (59-41-2,248) of SOL  INVICTUS challenged RAVEN EYES (12-2709) 
(75-89-0,237) of SWEET MAGIC.  Down 11 and up 64.  Didn't they just do this?  Or was 
it somebody else?  I mean, I see so many fights, or at least so many notes about 
fights, sometimes I get confused.  MIMR demolished RAVEN EYES in a popular 1 minute 
gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.

     And for being Lord Marshall, our Duel-Too column-writing WOUNDWORT (12-4228) 
(58-37-0,247) of DARKMOON TV challenged WYATT EARP (12-2168) (29-11-1,213) of THE 
LAWMEN.  For the title, nothing counts except winning.  That's what it says here in 
my notes.  I don't know who said it.  And a TV challenge, too!  The rest were just 
radio.  WOUNDWORT viciously subdued WYATT EARP in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.  
Congratulations and all that good stuff, and thank you for writing a column this time 
and next time.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           59  37  0  264  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DESECRATION 21-4392         38  16  3  303  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 MIMR 82-3783                60  41  2  261  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 ELRORAN 12-4386             51  36  2  259  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
-PARANOIA 9-4557             28   7  1  235  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 SAMOO 37-4630               28  15  1  227  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       40  25  0  216  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          19   9  4  213  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          26  15  1  212  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        112 161  3  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ALI GATOR 33-5584           33  40  1  211  DRAKE'S PETTING ZOO (884)  NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     37  29  3  207  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         116 183  2  206  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         34  13  1  204  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         32  22  1  201  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 WYATT EARP 12-2168          29  12  1  201  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
-DR. SCUM 15-1968            62  51  2  197  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         97  90  5  196  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           58  54  1  196  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 TYVIN 60-5382               54  46  1  196  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 ELVIS 7-612                 36  29  0  196  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         92 128  1  195  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 RAVEN EYES 12-2709          75  90  0  195  SWEET MAGIC (717)          RIZTAB
 JULIUS 64-3641              73  88  2  193  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 MILA 55-29                  62  95  0  193  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 DUBIJN 64-4092              39  11  0  193  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
-NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      29  23  0  192  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     22  24  0  190  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          66  99  1  186  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 MADBULL 13-4198             55  95  2  186  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 HEL 82-14331                39  39  0  186  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      24  21  0  186  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 TITAN 21-5070               45  28  1  185  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 SUE 22-5828                 26  24  1  185  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565        30   8  0  184  HELTER SKELTER (1005)      TARRGIR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           25  33  2  180  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
 SAMPSA 31-4233              26  19  2  178  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
-UU DOEWANAKNO 73-1414       26  14  1  178  DRAKE'S LODGE (1037)       ERINIKA
 ROYLAND 56-3380             70  50  0  177  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        124 180  0  175  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-CAFFIENE ACHIEVER 15-2429   38  44  4  173  DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q (263)      MALCORN
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        34  22  1  173  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 KELOS 55-30                 62  90  3  170  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
-CALAMITY JANE 12-1867       31  28  0  169  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            41  74  0  165  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HERMES 58-6016              21  10  0  160  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 TESEN 12-4211               43  51  1  155  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 VENRIC 60-5709              33  29  0  154  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 RED BARON 33-1092           33  34  3  152  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  24   5  0  147  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
 AGRO 29-4314                31  40  1  145  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     64  99  2  144  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-AVARICIOUS AVON 63-2388     26  29  0  138  TOMATO ENFORCER (1024)     AMEN-TEI
 REDFOX 13-4197              51  71  0  137  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 GOLDIE 29-4395              22  18  1  137  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 BLUE 33-5776                26  16  1  134  BLADES OF GRASS (1032)     NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RILLION 36-5545             38  27  1  133  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
-NEDIAM NORI 31-4069         25  16  1  132  CISUM S. EKARD (1049)      CHIMLEVTAL
 IDIOTIC INDIGO 28-3528      26   8  0  123  IDIOTIC ICCERS (1050)      MORYA
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       13   3  1  122  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 SCRAPPA 29-4411             19  14  2  114  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 GRAHAM 29-4318              31  37  0  112  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 CRACKPIPE 69-8196           25  10  3  107  MARY HAD A LITTLE... (782) CIMMERIAC
-TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       27  14  0  106  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDY 22-5829               28  17  1  101  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      30  32  0  100  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-SCHIZOPHRENIC 9-4595        21  11  1  100  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 LOONY LATEKNIGHT 28-3529    25   9  2   98  IDIOTIC ICCERS (1050)      MORYA
 THE SICKNESS 21-5327        21   8  1   98  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 BINDI 29-4454               18   7  2   97  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956         18  16  1   96  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           18  11  0   91  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEER 71-3539                25  34  0   84  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 LOKI 71-3798                17  16  1   84  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375        12   4  1   78  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAIYLA KIV
 SHEYN 64-4157               22   1  1   76  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         59 107  0   72  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 SANDY 1-6821                23  48  1   67  HOMICIDAL MANIACS (1022)   MORDANT
-SKYWISE 43-3868             19  14  1   66  WOLF RIDERS (1051)         VEASTIAN
 SPINAL CRACKER 36-5007      15  18  0   59  HELTER SKELTER (1004)      JHANS

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN
LOKI 71-3798               17  16  1 ARCTIC GUARDS 1048     WRATH OF ONE 82-11628  380
VENRIC 60-5709             33  29  0 DEMONS OF DARKNESS 900 OURS ROUGE 3-6049      380

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Mimr -- You know, there are days when I wonder why I keep doing this.... --
Moonjumper

Severus Snape -- The, er, "snape" of your jaws seems to have disconcerted him. --
Redfox

The Sickness -- You're really sick! -- Sandy of Homicidal Maniacs

The Madness -- Don't let 'em give you pills for "madness."  Embrace it!  Be what you
are. -- Raven Eyes

Scrappa -- It was NOT me who made the comment about crocodile-skin boots.  It was
someone who wants to foster anger between us.  Really. -- Redfox

Hel -- Did I steal that one from you, or what! -- Woundwort

Moon Jumper -- Hey diddle diddle, you are hard to hit, but I still can't picture you
jumping over the moon. -- Mimr

Elvis -- You almost had me there.  Keep that weapon swinging and you'll do well! --
Sampsa

     But always wear the blue suede shews.

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOUNDWORT viciously subdued WYATT EARP in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
MIMR demolished RAVEN EYES in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge melee.
THE MADNESS devastated SUE in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TYVIN was savagely defeated by SMALL ROOMS in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
SEVERUS SNAPE overpowered FUNNY BUNNY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
AGRO was overpowered by KELOS in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
SCRAPPA was vanquished by GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GOLDIE was vanquished by ROYLAND in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TESEN overpowered IDIOTIC INDIGO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
OURS ROUGE assassinated VENRIC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GRAHAM was handily defeated by BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BINDI was devastated by REDFOX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge bout.
THE SICKNESS overpowered SANDY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LOONY LATEKNIGHT was devastated by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
ROWARDENN beat FLESH RIPPER in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge brawl.
DUBIJN was devastated by SAMOO in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
LUMP O'GORE was narrowly defeated by FRAIL WHALE in a popular 5 minute bloody match.
DESECRATION devastated MADBULL in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided contest.
TITAN was demolished by LADY EMILY in a 1 minute uneven bout.
ELRORAN slimly won victory over JULIUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fray.
MOONJUMPER was narrowly defeated by TRYURLUCK in a 2 minute match.
SAMPSA was defeated by MILA in a action packed 2 minute fight.
JOPPA CLUBFIST was beaten by ELVIS in a action packed 5 minute fight.
LORD LIGHTSPEED overpowered HEL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
PAPPI DEWRAG was savagely defeated by HOUSE MOUSE in a action packed 4 minute duel.
SMUG BUG was unbelievably bested by LORD REDMOND in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.
RILLION was viciously subdued by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME in a popular 2 minute gory bout.
RED BARON lost to HERMES in a 2 minute gory fray.
LORD FIREFLASH was narrowly defeated by CRACKPIPE in a popular 5 minute gory match.
WRATH OF ONE executed LOKI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SANDY handily defeated SPINAL CRACKER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BEER won victory over LOPING WOLF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
SHEYN was subdued by DOC HOLIDAY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  23         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  21 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    8         LUNGING ATTACK   147 - 126 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         AIMED BLOW        24 -  23 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   45 -  49 -  2      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     32 -  40 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   39 -  54 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |

Turn 380 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  6         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    12 - 11                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WOUNDWORT 12-4228          59  37  0  264 DARKMOON (911)
PARRY-LUNGE      MIMR 82-3783               60  41  2  261 SOL  INVICTUS (919)
SLASHING ATTACK  SAMOO 37-4630              28  15  1  227 DARKENED PRIDE (998)
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY EMILY 33-6626         26  15  1  212 LUROCIANS II (775)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       112 161  3  211 RHYME TYME (397)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        116 183  2  206 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WYATT EARP 12-2168         29  12  1  201 THE LAWMEN (292)
WALL OF STEEL    LUMP O'GORE 13-1212        97  90  5  196 ILLFANG PACT (254)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ELVIS 7-612                36  29  0  196 THE ROCKERS (1029)
AIMED BLOW       SUE 22-5828                26  24  1  185 WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRAIL 
WHALE 55-1968, SMUG BUG 55-2900, LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966, HOUSE MOUSE 55-221, LUMP 
O'GORE 13-1212, SMALL ROOMS 97-606, ELRORAN 12-4386, JULIUS 64-3641, WOUNDWORT 
12-4228, and SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270.

The least popular fighter this week was SPINAL CRACKER 36-5007.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MADBULL 13-4198, LOONY LATEKNIGHT 28-3529, SANDY 1-6821, GRAHAM 
29-4318, IDIOTIC INDIGO 28-3528, SCRAPPA 29-4411, SUE 22-5828, LOPING WOLF 56-1796, 
LOKI 71-3798, and RILLION 36-5545.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
MORDANT(1)           0  1 0  LAPUR(29)            0  5 0  ARADI(60)            0  2 0  
OSKSI(3)             1  0 1  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  4  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  3 0  
RIZTAB(12)           5  3 0  JHANS(36)            0  2 0  TARRGIR(66)          0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  2 0  SIBIKHAS(37)         1  0 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  1 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          5  2 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           3  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  1 1  
SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  SHADOW GROVE(97)     1  0 0  
MORYA(28)            0  2 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SANDY 1-6821                23  48  1   67  HOMICIDAL MANIACS (1022)   MORDANT
 OURS ROUGE 3-6049           25  33  2  180  THE REDBAERS (1028)        OSKSI
 ELVIS 7-612                 36  29  0  196  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           59  37  0  264  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212         97  90  5  196  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 MOONJUMPER 16-3062          66  99  1  186  PUNNY AMINALS (708)        WILLAF
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       40  25  0  216  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 DESECRATION 21-4392         38  16  3  303  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 SUE 22-5828                 26  24  1  185  WOMEN OF REALITY (1014)    SOLVEN
 IDIOTIC INDIGO 28-3528      26   8  0  123  IDIOTIC ICCERS (1050)      MORYA
 AGRO 29-4314                31  40  1  145  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 SAMPSA 31-4233              26  19  2  178  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          26  15  1  212  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 RILLION 36-5545             38  27  1  133  THE CHADS (946)            JHANS
 SAMOO 37-4630               28  15  1  227  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  24   5  0  147  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        112 161  3  211  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             70  50  0  177  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 HERMES 58-6016              21  10  0  160  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 TYVIN 60-5382               54  46  1  196  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           58  54  1  196  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              73  88  2  193  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 PAPPI DEWRAG 66-3565        30   8  0  184  HELTER SKELTER (1005)      TARRGIR
 CRACKPIPE 69-8196           25  10  3  107  MARY HAD A LITTLE... (782) CIMMERIAC
 BEER 71-3539                25  34  0   84  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375        12   4  1   78  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAIYLA KIV
 MIMR 82-3783                60  41  2  261  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 SMALL ROOMS 97-606          19   9  4  213  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE